"Jerry's in SoHo is a really upscale diner. They have these booths, and it's just overrun with people from SoHo. It looks like you should take a photo shoot in there because there are so many beautiful people who have such great style down in that part of the city. You can people watch there, but they've also got amazing brunches on weekends. Every time I go, I have to forgo the brunch because Jerry's has the best BLT in the city. If you're on the Upper West Side, the best bagels in all of Manhattan are at H&H Bagels. They're not too doughy, not too cakey. There's really nothing like it."

"One of my favorite outdoor activities is just walking and window-shopping. I love to walk around NoLIta, which is east of SoHo. … Over the last few years it's become a place where new, exciting clothing designers have bought these tiny little shops. You can walk up and down and see boutique after boutique of one-of-a-kind pieces. … I go to all of the vintage stores. One is called Resurrection, which is in NoLIta. Another is What Goes Around Comes Around. For new clothing, I go to Intermix, a small boutique with the newest trends and a handful of wonderful pieces from many great designers. My two favorite jewelry stores, that I never leave New York without looking at, are Fragments, which represents probably 50 artists, and Me & Ro."

"Le Gamin in SoHo is on a tree-lined, cobblestone street. It's very quaint and quiet. You feel like you're in France. It's the tiniest, tiniest little cafe you've ever seen in your life. They have tables impossibly close to each other, and have the most amazingly rich and creamy homemade European soups. They're really known for their crepes. Go to Grand Central Station, because it's incredible, and eat at the Grand Central Oyster Bar. Another place I never miss is John's Pizzeria, which has the best pizza in all of Manhattan. … And if you want to experience two special grocery stores unlike anything else in the world, go to Balducci's and Dean & DeLuca. Both are great places to just pop in and make a picnic meal."