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Reiss Girl NYC goes wild at the Wythe

24.07.12

This week we’ve had a REISS VIP in town. One of our Directors took a trip across the Atlantic to visit us New York crew to discuss some super-exciting projects we have lined up for AW12!  My lips are sealed for now but make sure you keep hitting us up daily at reiss.com to be the first in the know and all will soon be revealed … Obviously we’ve been working like crazy, dashing around town from meeting to meeting but us REISS peeps know how to work hard and equally how to play hard!  So after a rather gruelling week, we decided to take the Director out of Manhattan and show him why New York is the city that never sleeps!  Dangerous, I know!

Since landing on planet USA I’ve been desperate to check out the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, a recently renovated factory on the Brooklyn waterfront.  The neon hotel sits on North 11th and Wythe, a once barren area now packed from corner to corner with an eclectic mix of socialites and partygoers!

On the other side of the street is Brooklyn Bowl and … ta da … Remember that bar I was drinking in the kitchen quarters of on my birthday, of which the location escaped me?  Well, I found it; it’s called Kinfolk Studios and is neighbour to the Wythe!

So anyhoo, on entering the hotel we stepped inside through a curved glass entrance and with no time to linger we were ushered to our table reservation at the Reynard Restaurant.

The Reynard is a slice of Art Deco excellence and one of three Williamsburg eateries from restaurateur, Andrew Tarlow. I won’t list off what each of us devoured, all you need to know is that the food was excellent, the wine, superb and company side-splittingly awesome.

Six satisfied customers later we took to the sprawling sixth floor, for after dinner cocktails at Ides Bar!

Ides offers sweeping views, the stone deck looks south to the Williamsburg Bridge and across the river to the skyscrapers of Midtown. The bar draws a crowd of effortless dandy guys and aloof hipster girls thirsty to explore this next hot hang out … We drank spirits and rubbed shoulders with Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine fame and of course no sundown is complete without iPhones at the ready for Instagram and Twitter O’clock!

The Wythe has a certain je ne sais quoi, but no Williamsburg evening (Director or no Director) is complete without a good ol' fashioned water hole experience at a dive bar!  So we bundled into a cab and finished the night at local music venue, Trash, yep Trash!

Now I know you want to hear all sorts of colourful stories about the night, how it ended, how we made it home but let's just leave it at this … ‘No Sleep Till Brooklyn!’