Earlier this month, I spent a week in New York to celebrate the opening of my friend Clare Vivier’s first boutique in the city. Clare’s shop is on Elizabeth Street and the space is gorgeous (designed by LA-based architect Barbara Bestor). Along with lots of CV celebrations, I hit up all my beloved NY haunts, starting with Layfayette House (above), my favorite hotel in the city. You can read all about my trip over at Conde Nast Traveler, a fantastic publication that I’m thrilled to be contributing to. In the meantime, here are a few highlights from the trip.