Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Beauty & Essex - Gatsby Glamour

Beauty & Essex reminds me of "The Great Gatsby". It is located at: 146 Essex Street, NYC and owned by the same "Crew" from the Stanton Social. When you check the address and see an old sign in the background and then "Beauty & Essex" over it and you see a "Pawn" shop in the storefront you think to yourself "this just can not be it"! Ha I walked in just to see the "Pawn" shop. What fun treasures. Then you walk through a huge blue door and enter BEAUTY! This location used to be M. Katz Furniture Store and now it is a Pawn Shop, Lounge - Speakeasy, and a Restaurant......Wait, there is a free champagne bar in the ladies room lounge! The food is wonderful such fun little dishes. I heard that there Sunday Brunch is wonderful. The atmosphere is fun, Party, Gatsby Glamour! Not too many restaurants have hit my "must" heart strings but this definitely did! I was planning on taking a friend and her friends but they never contacted me that they were in town..oh well will have to save it for a wonderful friend coming in June!  I am on a Gatsby kick and have a few more fun posts, so I hope you will come back! xoox

Pawn Shop goodies Ruby Red Dorothy Slippers that were "sold"

Pretty shelf

$300 would get you this pretty clutch

The Pawn Shop 

Walk through the Blue Door into "Beauty"

Beautiful Chandelier

this is so sweet

pretty wall vine with purple sparkles

Art Deco Wall Sconce

New York Pretzel with shaved NY Strip, mustard aioli, crispy shallots

Grilled Cheese, Smoked Bacon, Tomato Soup Dumplings
Beauty & Essex Burger Spicy Roasted Garlic Aoili, Beefsteak Tomato, Goat Feta, Crispy BBQ Fries
(we shared)
Asian Spice Rubbed Pork Ribs Five Spice Salt, Bokchoy Spicy Roasted Peanuts
(we shared)   
Box of Doughnuts Vanilla Beignets with Chocolate Hazelnut Creme & Raspberry Jam
with Shot of Mudslide Milkshake

Sitting Area in Ladies Lounge

Champagne Bar in Ladies Lounge

Love this Lace Wallpaper in the Lounge


cheryl f. said...

Looks like allot of fun. I like all the surprises. Especially the champagne bar! ! Glad you found something to make you smile! You deserve it! ! :0)

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

Well now I need to get myself to NYC immediately and visit there being a real life Essex girl!!

Victoria x

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Grace,

Well, this looks like an awesome place to visit and full of memories.

Love that fabulous chandelier and the guitars on the wall.


vivian said...

If I ever get to NYC to see you, you can take me there! lol
hope you have a great day Gracie!

Shelia said...

Hi Grace! Oh, my goodness! What an amazing place and I'm sure you had a great time. The food looks so yummy too! Thanks for popping in to see me and we're planning on coming to New York to visit our grand baby next month. We'll fly into Newark and then taking the train. I can't wait.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Beauty and Essex sounds like a wonderful place to go. Lots of fun things to see, and the food looks yummy. I have been wanting to see "The Great Gatsby". I hope to see it soon.

Have a happy Friday.


Mary Delia said...

Hi Grace
I am a new blogger and am working on a post about a recent visit to NYC. I am going to mention Beauty and Essex as one of the places we hit but I wanted to include a link to your wonderful post about B&E... it was a drive by for us but you really did a wonderful review. Please let me know if I can include a link to you - THANKS Mary Delia