Black Friday can be exhausting, what with its midnight call times, large crowds, and pushy bargain hunters. After you’ve successfully scored your Black Friday deals, check out one of these hot spots frequented by models and celebs for a relaxing bite to eat, or if you’ve endured shopping hell, perhaps a cocktail or two.
New York’s SoHo district is famous for its shopping. After hitting up H&M and Opening Ceremony, head to Pegu Club and wind down with a cocktail crafted by American Bartender of the Year Kenta Goto. Looking down the bar, you might find Saffron Aldridge or Jennifer Klein sipping on an Earl Grey MarTEAni. If shopping all morning has left you starving, head to Café Gitane and possibly join Freja Beha Erichsen for French-Moroccan fare.
If you’re shopping in LA and need a break to refuel, head to Pink Taco on Santa Monica Boulevard where you might see Bar Refaeli sipping on a famous margarita in the large outdoor seating area. If you are looking for something heavier than tequila and tacos, check out Madeo Ristorante, an Italian restaurant that has hosted Heidi Klum and Anne Vyalitsyna and her beau Maroon 5’s Adam Levine.
Miami is full of little boutiques that are perfect for picking up a unique gift. Hit up South Beach’s Van Dyke Café, located amongst the Lincoln Road Mall area for a chocolate soufflé a la Victoria’s Secret model Lindsay Ellingson. Fellow Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima has been spotted in Makoto in Bal Harbour. Here you can increase your iron levels as you munch on Japanese food and discuss your bargains with pals.
Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is lined with great shopping and a variety of stores. Park Grill is located in Millennium Park, just steps away from shopping, and features both year-round entertainment, contemporary American cuisine, and visits from model Lindsay Lauren. Restaurant Cibo Matto has dimmed lighting and servers who seem to recommend the perfect food or drink for your mood, and has been visited by Lindsay Ellingson on her trips to the windy city before.
San Francisco hosts eclectic shops all around the city, so the Bao Bun Truck is a natural answer for good food on the go. Sports Illustrated newcomer Kate Upton has been reported to enjoy the traditional and flavorful Chinese steamed buns. Supermodel veteran Beverly Johnson picks Baker Street Bistro for her restaurant of choice in San Fran, famous for their French fare.
Wherever you’re doing your Black Friday shopping this year, don’t forget to reward yourself with some sort of post-shopping treat. You deserve it!