Transport yourself back to the sleek and intriguing world of 1960’s New York, portrayed with pure style and seduction in the scenes of Mad Men. Black Tomato’s bespoke vacation will guide you round the hidden gems of this intoxicating and exhilarating city.
Stay in a quintessential New York high-class hideaway, the Hotel Plaza Athenee, the definition of outstanding luxury. Throw yourself straight into the excitement of your trip as soon as you land with some jazz and cocktails at the classic 1960’s Bemelmans Bar, impeccably setting the suave, sophisticated mood for your trip.
TRUE MANHATTAN STYLE
Make sure you feel the part by adorning yourself with an elegant and chic style, mirroring that of Don and Betty Draper. Jump between the world renowned retailers of Bloomingdales, Paul Stuart and Bergdorf Goodman all in the capable hands of your personal stylist, there to hand-pick you a brand new closet; the ultimate, indulgent VIP service.Read more
From here your chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce will take you to Grand Central, home of the Oyster Bar and the Campbell Apartment providing you with a lovely lunch of delectable fresh fish and delicious Prohibition Punch.
Take a step back in time in the afternoon with a private tour of the city. Immerse yourself in the sights Don Draper would witness whilst taking a lunch time stroll to grab another pack of cigarettes, walking past the 1960s architecture of the Seagram Building, the Pam Am building and the Lever House.
NEW YORK DRINKING HOLES
Once you’ve decided which of your new outfits to show off, let a private guide show you around the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim, discussing all the thought-provoking art on display.
Head over to Alice’s Tea Cup, an enchanting cafe, and choose from a menu inspired by traditional tea with a twist. Why not indulge in The Jabberwocky Tea, an unlimited selection of their delightful scones, sandwiches and cakes?
After the sun has set, take a tour of the city’s creative, prohibition-era inspired bars, treating yourself to a lesson in the easy refinement of cocktail culture. Find the unmarked door for Bathtub Gin, press the doorbell to gain entry into the Raines Law Room, and dial 1 in the vintage phone booth to access the Please Don’t Tell bar. As it is famously the city which never sleeps, feel free to stay out as long as you want. But we would recommend finishing your night with a dry Martini, a timeless classic.
Take a journey to a different side of New York’s history with a trip to Harlem. Learn all about its eclectic past with its fascinating origins as a rural Dutch community to its creative development as an African-American Mecca for writers and artists at the turn of the century.
Round off your long weekend with a dinner of contemporary French cuisine at the elegant Daniel and drinks at the imaginative Apotheke Cocktail Bar, inspired by the history of European apothecary’s. These two establishments provide the perfect send-off memories till your next visit to this addictive city.