There are few people that cause such a stir when they fly in to NYC quite like Cara. As fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu said: “In 20 years, we may look back at this era and think of Cara the same way we look back at the sixties and think of Jean Shrimpton.” From taking over Bloomingdale's by standing on the iconic department store's rooftop to leaving Taylor Swift’s NYC apartment in a leopard onesie, the British model and actress knows how to take the city by storm. And have serious fun while she’s at it! The antithesis of a cookie-cutter celebrity, we love her ability to move so seamlessly from the most glamorous hotspot in town to tattoo parlors and sports games. In her honor, here are 10 NYC spots she goes to that we love.
The Smile on Bond Street
Tucked away in a landmark 1830s townhouse, this cozy cafe is where Cara stops for lunch while shopping in Soho. The perfect coffee and croissant pitstop!
A classic spot for movie-star meets, Robert de Niro's 88 room luxury hotel in the TriBeCa features homie interiors, a Shibui spa and pool, and a great brunch spot: Locanda Verde. Have the truffled ricotta with burnt toast and never look back.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
She always makes an appearance at Anna Wintour’s yearly gala here on the first Monday of May. Bringing together the most illustrious names in fashion, film, art, and music- if these walls could talk, they'd probably have some interesting stories.
THE WAVERLY INN
With creaky wooden floors, low ceilings, fireplaces and a great garden, on any given evening this restaurant plays host to billionaires, movie stars, intellectuals and fashion designers. Tucked away in one of the quiet cobblestone streets of the West Village, it’s a discreet hotspot with an old-world, casual feel- think velvet curtains, red banquettes.
Celebrity front row seats. Obviously. A night at The Knicks is always so much fun.
BANG BANG ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE
A trendy spot on the Lower East Side, Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy has also imprinted Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Miley Cyrus.
THE FAT RADISH
British-inspired, this farm-to-table restaurant serves good healthy comfort with a bill that isn’t crazy. Cara and her girl gang dine here for chilled meet ups. The fries cooked in duck fat are superb (no-one has said a bad word about them ever).
Since opening in 1872 profiling the new hoop skirt trend, Bloomingdales has always been an iconic NYC fashion spot. Cara is regularly here for luxury fashion launches.
The Bowery Hotel
The first high-end design hotel on the slightly rough East Village side of town, this is now a signature hipster hotspot. And, of course, a celebrity staple.
One of Cara’s favorite restaurants in the East Village, Shabu-Tatsu serves thinly sliced meat and fresh vegetables which are cooked over a bubbling broth on the burner in the middle of the table. Laid-back and delicious Japanese.