What's the right thing to say about Pippa Lord? Is the creator of the elegant, dreamy home and food site Sous Style a domestic bon vivant? An apartment-hunting cuisine editor? The chicest influencer-stalking home invader in the world? Hard to say.
Whatever you want to call her, Lord is 100% New Yorker. Even though she's a product of Australia (thanks for sending her here, BTW), she's given her heart to this city, and she's mastered that most remarkable of traits native to all high-functioning NYC women. Whether she's hopping boroughs by bridge or skipping through neighborhoods, she manages to stay casually chic on her feet. Of course, having a good kate spade new york bag at the ready helps.
So, here, we catch up with our Pippa, follow her to some of her favorite NYC haunts, and find out why she's head over heels for NYC.
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"I love taking the walk across the Brooklyn Bridge during the day. It really reminds me of how lucky I am to live in New York City. It’s so God damn beautiful that sometimes I’ll even hop off a subway stop early, just so I can walk it and Skype friends back home in Australia as I cross. It always feels like a movie.I like to think anything can happen on that bridge.
Now, once I take one of these little journeys around the town,
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In terms of neighborhoods, I'm also really into Vinegar Hill right now. It's a super-magical (and kind of a spooky place). It spans over only a few blocks and located right on the river. I love that on every corner you can discover something new and totally surprising — a random mansion with huge gates, an overgrown garden, and obviously my dinner favorite, Vinegar Hill House. I recommend their private dining room in the cellar for special occasions...or non-special occasions, too!"
"Another thing, I love asking people (friends, cab drivers, randoms, etc.) is where they love to eat in New York. It’s the best way to discover new places, because people here are so damn passionate about their picks. I mean, sometimes they just won’t shut up about their favorite spot! They treat it as if it’s their first born, and I love that! I’m not really interested in the ‘latest and greatest.’ I'm always chasing what’s authentically good. Or cheap. Or where I’m guaranteed to hang out with Tom Hardy."
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"Not to get too specific with my New York loves, but I heart Ted & Honey so much. It’s a fantastic coffee and lunch spot right next to a cute lane and garden. Actually, it kind of reminds me of
Oh, it also provides one of the best hangover cures in the city. It's a wrap with cheddar cheese, grits, eggs, and ham — they call it the ‘The Redneck.’ Personally, I'll drop the ham...but still...
Of course, maybe the best thing of all about New York is that there's always more to see. My friends, Ben and Phil, from the Fat Radish are opening a place uptown, so I’m super-excited to visit and explore everything else around it. I fancy myself as an uptown lady to be honest.
That said, Queens is big on my to-do list. I’m desperate for good Greek food (suggestions please), and I’ve always wanted to check out Spa Castle. It looks ridiculous, but definitely my kind of good times."
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