Oh the glamorous St. Regis New York hotel. I seem to always find myself here if it’s for a photoshoot, to film a video, attend a midnight supper, watch a New York Fashion Week designer shows, or meet a client at the King Cole Bar for cocktails. Nestled in the heart of Manhattan its unyielding standard of elegance, history, and hospitality make it the perfect place to find yourself for any reason. Having just finished a new redesign throughout the hotel the property feels contemporary and fresh without loosing the formality synonymous with its name.
When Kevin and I wrapped a very intense shoot out in L.A. last week for Volvo we decided to carve out some R&R time, and take a moment to celebrate how far we have come and what we have survived (cough, 3AM call times three days in a row). Since I went for days shooting outside with no makeup, dirty from crawling on the ground and sweaty from standing in the sun, I wanted full fledged romance with crystal chandeliers, red lipstick and high heels.
So we had a little staycation at the St. Regis New York with champagne and oysters, fine dining and dessert followed by sleeping late and lazy morning baths. It was heaven and for a moment, high atop a building in Midtown Manhattan, we felt like two kids drunk in love lost in a beautiful castle in the sky.
Above, Kevin wears his new Ralph Lauren suit as we arrive to the St. Regis with our Hartmann Tweed weekender. Below, I wear a Ralph Lauren white boatneck summer dress and Elie Tahari heels. There is nothing more New York than having a Martini and an Old Fashioned at the King Cole Bar under the stunning mural by Maxfield Parrish which was recently restored. Afterwards we had dinner in the salon and if you were following my snapchat (AnnStreetStudio) you would have been along for that fun experience with us! Did you know the St. Regis has a Tiffany Suite? It felt fitting for us to wear our “TiffanyNYMinute” watches for this special date. His & Hers. Below, leaving the St. Regis at the last possible minute in my Norma Kamali dress (her clothes are the best for travel! They don’t wrinkle and are wonderfully comfy), Manolo Blahnik d’Orsay flats and Tiffany watch.
Think this was romantic?… Take a peek at the St. Regis in Florence