“Manhattan is vibrant and dynamic,” says eyewear designer Robert Marc, who opened his first shop 35 years ago in New York City. “New York’s ethnic and cultural diversity makes this city great, fueling my excitement and creativity.” The Accessories Council Visionary ACE Award recipient’s handcrafted frames elevate eyewear from ordinary to couture. Boasting seven stores in Manhattan, Marc offers his view of the city seen through his carefully curated lens.
CUT ABOVE “I love Sally Hershberger’s casual, effortless sense of style. I go to her new Chelsea salon, and my barber, Robin, is an artist.” 25 W. 26th St., 212.206.8700
PERFECT VISION “Now is a great time to think of sunnier, warmer days, and these flat-lens sunglasses are perfect!” 922 sunglasses, $450, Robert Marc
WALK IN THE PARK “Washington Square Park is one of the city’s most iconic public spaces. While historic, peaceful and beautiful, the park also buzzes with electricity as the center of New York University.”
LA DOLCE VITA “I start my day with a cappuccino at Sant Ambroeus. It’s a trip to Milan without the jet lag.” 265 Lafayette St., 212.966.2770
VILLAGE SECRET “The Little Owl is a West Village gem! It has a friendly local vibe with amazing food.” 90 Bedford St., 212.741.4695