BY LILAH RAMZI – January 14, 2022
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Not long ago, you might have found yourself all dressed up with nowhere to go. Or, more likely, you weren’t dressed up at all. But that was then, and this is now. This January, we’re looking to museums and restaurants to satiate our cravings for activity. Manhattan welcomed Casa Dani, from Michelin-starred chef Dani Garcia, to Hudson Yards—a not-to-miss addition to the city’s culinary scene. And down in Washington, D.C., Lebanese restaurant Ilili opens its second location. Over in Aspen, the North Face x Gucci pop-up is getting buzzy, and in a couple of weekends near Miami, it’s off to the races with the Pegasus World Cup horse races on January 29. More on all of these—plus outfit suggestions!—in January’s edition of What to Wear, Where.
New Yorkers looking for Lebanese food know they can find it on lower Fifth Avenue at Ilili. Now, Washington, D.C. locals will have their very own outpost with an Ilili located at The Wharf. Food-wise, it’s everything you could hope for in a Lebanese kitchen—and its design makes a statement too, built with an atrium evocative of the courtyard-style dwellings in the capital of Beirut. Plus, the space was realized by Lebanese firms like architect Nasser Nakib, textile design studio Bokja, and rattan artisan Barbour. Dine there wearing a smattering of Lebanese designers including something by Bokja, whose embroideries can be found on the backs of the chairs throughout the colorful space. The label’s scarf, plus an embellished caftan from Sandra Mansour and some heeled mules by Andrea Wazen, will do just fine. Finish it off with Ralph Masri’s fretwork-inspired diamond earrings.
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