NY Insider Guide: Tina Craig- Bag Snob

April 22, 2013 at 9:59 am

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Tina Craig is the Founder of Bag Snob Global Media, and, together with best friend, Kelly Cook, heads up BagSnob.com. What originally grew out of a blogging hobby between the pair, has grown into a lucrative business with legions of fans following their straight-up reviews of the latest designer bag collections. Whilst we didn’t manage to find out just how many bags Tina owns (we’d turn into green-eyed monsters if we did), we did manage to find out a bunch of places she LOVES in NYC! Here is her NY street via Posse which you can access on-the-go via our app!

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Le Bilboquet - Perfect place to sit outside and enjoy yummy French bistro fare. The original location on 63rd is closed after over 20 years, but new location on 60th should be open soon (fingers crossed)

La Esquina - Best late night bite for tacos and margaritas. Take it from a former Angeleno, the tacos are as authentic as they come.

Cole’s - Don’t eat for at least a week before you come here. The food is amazing! I recommend the Hot flash squid and the double cut pork chop

Japas 38 - My NYC friends know to get a solid night’s sleep before heading out to the town with me. We invariably end up at one of my favorite karaoke joints. Japas on 38th has both private rooms and a bar area where you can sing to your heart’s content with an audience.

The Chatwal - I stayed here the first month it opened and was completely bowled over by its high tech approach to old world luxury. Closets were fashioned after vintage Louis Vuitton trunks, mirrors were actually TV screens, plus heated marble floors, and mattresses that took 30 hours to hand-make. I really think it’s the best kept secret in NYC from tourists! It’s also Mick Jagger’s favorite. Also, the Lamb’s Club restaurant in the hotel is my favorite place to lunch.