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Rosemary’s Enoteca & Trattoria

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This one's a lady date go-to. Carlos Suarez's super-popular West Village Italian restaurant offers many of the pastas and salads from the dinner menu plus things like eggs Benedict, eggs with spicy tomato sauce, and smoked salmon on focaccia. It's well worth the wait.

Jean Michel Cazabat

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What's a day with the gals without shoe shopping? For this, head to Jean Michel Cazabet, the intimate boutique for heels that steal the show. The designer's styles are on-trend without beating you over the head about it. While the shoes look super expensive, most of them retail under $300—cha-ching. [Photo]

Calliope

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Calliope is the French-influenced restaurant from husband and wife team Eric Korsh (formerly of Waverly Inn) and his Ginevra Iverson (formerly of Prune). For brunch, Calliope serves German pancakes, several egg dishes, a burger, and a rabbit and pork terrine, among other delicious things.

Dolce Vita

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Digest that German pancake with a short walk to Dolce Vita. The clothes here are cute, but this boutique is really all about the footwear, which is perfectly calibrated to be smack-dab on-trend and highly affordable.
After a decade in business, Marco Canora just started serving bunch at his East Village Italian restaurant, so take advantage. Gals who are into meat can go for Bev Eggleston pork blade steak with eggs or pig trotter with poached eggs. There are also several vegetable-based entrees. The brunch menu offers a great taste of Canora's cooking at a very reasonable price, and the space has a nice, airy feel during the day time.

Pas de Deux

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Just around the corner from Hearth lies Pas de Deux, packing a truly impressive number of designers into a tiny, Paris-inspired E. 11th Street space. Go for the party dresses, especially if you happen to have a million weddings this summer.

Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

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Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya has a crazy brunch deal: an all-you can eat buffet with sushi, peel and eat shrimp, fresh-carved meats, pastries, and charcuterie, plus items from the kitchen like fried chicken, biscuits & gravy, and pancakes. The buffet-only meal is $29.50, and the buffet selection plus kitchen items is $39.50. A nap in the park might be in order after this one before you embark on a shopping excursion.

Pixie Market

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Like a style blog come to life, Pixie Market has the uncanny ability to showcase the latest trends exactly two weeks before you realize you need them in your life. And the prices—often under $100—make it possible to shop like an early adopter without going broke. [Photo by William Chan]

North End Grill

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Head downtown to this Battery Park City hot spot for delicious fare from Floyd Cardoz, like chorizo tacos with cheesy scrambled eggs and salsa, a Nova Scotia lobster omelet, and a bacon-shrimp burger. Be sure to wash it down with a Bloody Caesar, a brunch cocktail with vodka, littleneck clam nectar, and spicy tomato juice.

Duane Reade

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After an afternoon of indulgence, it's time to BB with Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream™ Skin Perfector. This Beauty Balm is skincare, makeup, and sunscreen, all rolled into one, affordable package (so you can easily camouflage those bottomless Bloodys). We suggest picking it up at this massive Wall Street Duane Reade—not only will they have what you're looking for, but you'll also find a hair and nail salon, juice bar, and in-house sushi chef.

Reynard

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Here's the secret: Reynard was made for weekend mornings. The space looks great with all that natural light pouring in through those big windows, the servers are chill, the music is mellow, and the food is both terrific and a huge value — most entrees are around $12. The menu changes daily, but you'll always find a perfectly prepared plate of scrambled eggs with organic greens, a monster breakfast sandwich with homemade sausage, a seasonal fruit dish that goes the distance, and at least one or two sweet items. Lately, the Reynard kitchen has been serving a sensational savory Dutch pancake and a roasted beef sandwich.

Beacon's Closet

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After you've gotten your energy up with brunch at Reynard, head to Beacon's Closet. It isn't the cheapest resale shop in the city, and it might not be the biggest, but we're pretty sure it's the best. The wide selection encompasses everything from no-name 70s vintage to $40 DVF wrap dresses, and the music and the people-watching are both always top-notch.

Rosemary’s Enoteca & Trattoria

This one's a lady date go-to. Carlos Suarez's super-popular West Village Italian restaurant offers many of the pastas and salads from the dinner menu plus things like eggs Benedict, eggs with spicy tomato sauce, and smoked salmon on focaccia. It's well worth the wait.

Jean Michel Cazabat

What's a day with the gals without shoe shopping? For this, head to Jean Michel Cazabet, the intimate boutique for heels that steal the show. The designer's styles are on-trend without beating you over the head about it. While the shoes look super expensive, most of them retail under $300—cha-ching. [Photo]

Calliope

Calliope is the French-influenced restaurant from husband and wife team Eric Korsh (formerly of Waverly Inn) and his Ginevra Iverson (formerly of Prune). For brunch, Calliope serves German pancakes, several egg dishes, a burger, and a rabbit and pork terrine, among other delicious things.

Dolce Vita

Digest that German pancake with a short walk to Dolce Vita. The clothes here are cute, but this boutique is really all about the footwear, which is perfectly calibrated to be smack-dab on-trend and highly affordable.

Hearth

After a decade in business, Marco Canora just started serving bunch at his East Village Italian restaurant, so take advantage. Gals who are into meat can go for Bev Eggleston pork blade steak with eggs or pig trotter with poached eggs. There are also several vegetable-based entrees. The brunch menu offers a great taste of Canora's cooking at a very reasonable price, and the space has a nice, airy feel during the day time.

Pas de Deux

Just around the corner from Hearth lies Pas de Deux, packing a truly impressive number of designers into a tiny, Paris-inspired E. 11th Street space. Go for the party dresses, especially if you happen to have a million weddings this summer.

Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya has a crazy brunch deal: an all-you can eat buffet with sushi, peel and eat shrimp, fresh-carved meats, pastries, and charcuterie, plus items from the kitchen like fried chicken, biscuits & gravy, and pancakes. The buffet-only meal is $29.50, and the buffet selection plus kitchen items is $39.50. A nap in the park might be in order after this one before you embark on a shopping excursion.

Pixie Market

Like a style blog come to life, Pixie Market has the uncanny ability to showcase the latest trends exactly two weeks before you realize you need them in your life. And the prices—often under $100—make it possible to shop like an early adopter without going broke. [Photo by William Chan]

North End Grill

Head downtown to this Battery Park City hot spot for delicious fare from Floyd Cardoz, like chorizo tacos with cheesy scrambled eggs and salsa, a Nova Scotia lobster omelet, and a bacon-shrimp burger. Be sure to wash it down with a Bloody Caesar, a brunch cocktail with vodka, littleneck clam nectar, and spicy tomato juice.

Duane Reade

After an afternoon of indulgence, it's time to BB with Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream™ Skin Perfector. This Beauty Balm is skincare, makeup, and sunscreen, all rolled into one, affordable package (so you can easily camouflage those bottomless Bloodys). We suggest picking it up at this massive Wall Street Duane Reade—not only will they have what you're looking for, but you'll also find a hair and nail salon, juice bar, and in-house sushi chef.

Reynard

Here's the secret: Reynard was made for weekend mornings. The space looks great with all that natural light pouring in through those big windows, the servers are chill, the music is mellow, and the food is both terrific and a huge value — most entrees are around $12. The menu changes daily, but you'll always find a perfectly prepared plate of scrambled eggs with organic greens, a monster breakfast sandwich with homemade sausage, a seasonal fruit dish that goes the distance, and at least one or two sweet items. Lately, the Reynard kitchen has been serving a sensational savory Dutch pancake and a roasted beef sandwich.

Beacon's Closet

After you've gotten your energy up with brunch at Reynard, head to Beacon's Closet. It isn't the cheapest resale shop in the city, and it might not be the biggest, but we're pretty sure it's the best. The wide selection encompasses everything from no-name 70s vintage to $40 DVF wrap dresses, and the music and the people-watching are both always top-notch.