As if channeling the offbeat wit of Willy Wonka, celebrated NYC fashion designer Cynthia Rowley is expressing her creativity on a new canvas. Her new Curious boutiques are a candy-coated fantasy of edible teacups, candy sailboats and salted caramel cotton candy. There are also party accessories – think cake plates, custom piñatas wrapped in miles of metallic foil and other posh provisions – on display. With two locations near our midtown boutique hotel, this is a stop worth making whether you’re heading uptown or downtown. Bring your sweet tooth and brace yourself for some New York-style sticker shock – candy this pretty and playful doesn’t come cheap.
Address: 43 East 78th Street and 396 Bleecker St.