C California Style

A Weekend Guide to NYC

by C California Style

Nine musts according to hotelier Dina De Luca Chartouni

DINA De Luca Chartouni. Photography by CHRYSTELE ESCURE.

TV and film producer, hotelier and lifelong New Yorker Dina De Luca Chartouni shares her favorite city haunts. 3 GUYS My go-to diner for the best childhood memories and vanilla milkshakes. 212-628-8108. LE BILBOQUET Don’t miss my favorite dish, the Cajun chicken, at this classic French bistro. lebilboquetny.com. SETTE MEZZO This Upper East Side spot has the most perfect Italian food and ambiance.  212-472-0400. THE FLOWER DISTRICT Go at 6 a.m., before the city wakes up. THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART I love the Greek and Roman galleries. metmuseum.org. THE PUBLIC THEATRE This Astor Place institution reminds me of The Old Vic theater in London. publictheater.org. THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET I recently saw Balanchine’s Symphony in C. nycballet.com. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART I’m taking courses here. They offer classically taught art in all mediums. nyaa.edu. BERGDORF GOODMAN, BARNEYS NEW YORK and BLOOMINGDALE’S The best shopping can be found at the three B’s, located in Midtown. bergdorfgoodman.com; barneys.com; bloomingdales.com.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Written by CAROLINE CAGNEY.

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of C Magazine.