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As costume designer for hit drama series Mad Men, Janie Bryant is well-versed in the world of New York charm and style. Scroll down to read her insider tips on living it up in the Big Apple, covering everything from hot designer boutiques to haute jewellery exhibitions and the best place to eat sheep's milk ricotta (you heard it here first).

Above: Janie Bryant, credit: Palma Kolansky

Brunch spot

  • On Sundays I love to have brunch at Pastis and take a long walk on the high line. The high line used to be a railroad on the West Side, but now you can find beautiful natural gardens along the walkway and amazing views of the city and the Hudson River.

Exhibitionist

  • I recently visited the Museum of Arts & Design to see the Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger exhibit. She has been collecting haute jewellery since the 1950s! And of course, the Metropolitan is one of my favourite museums in New York.

Shop, shop, shop

  • A great boutique has its own style. I love feeling inspired by the ambiance and décor, in addition to great merchandise. NYC is filled with amazing stores like Matthew Williamson, Jeffery and the beautiful shops of the Meatpacking District.

Spa away

  • I like to sneak away to relax at the Greenwich Hotel Shibui Spa and then afterwards enjoy the hotel restaurant Locanda Verde for a glass of red wine and sheep's milk ricotta with sea salt and herbs.

Show time

  • Go see a Broadway show. There is something timeless about live theatre and it is quintessential NYC. And I always love swooning over the beautiful costume design of the theatre.

Pit stop

  • During my trips to New York I am constantly running around and on the go. I love an afternoon perk-up of iced coffee!

Hotel haven

  • My favorite mainstream tourist attraction in NYC is The Plaza Hotel. Just off the park, the Plaza exudes the charm and elegance of old New York. I'd pair that with a romantic horse and buggy ride through Central Park.

Night life

  • A great night out with my friends would start at Bagatelle, a wonderful French restaurant in the Meatpacking District. From there we would head around the corner to Le Bain, The Standard Hotel Rooftop Bar.

Mad Men's New York

  • Mad Men is set in the heart of NYC on Madison Avenue during the 1960s. The costume design reflects the energy and vibrancy that New York was known for during that period.

Sum it up

  • If I had to describe New York in three words, they would be: city never sleeps.

For more of Janie's New York travel tips head over to the Emmi CAFFE LATTE Facebook page to watch her New York Minute video: facebook.com/emmicaffelatteuk

Photo credits: Getty Images and Rex Features

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