Ann Binlot, Writer, NYC

What are your favorite organic products?

For my lips, I like Yes To‘s Blueberry Naturally Smooth Lip Balm, it has a nice flavor and makes my lips feel so smooth. At the office I keep a tube of Aesop’s Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm around to keep my hands soft.


What is your favorite green dining spot in NYC?

Ann: Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ABC Kitchen is my go-to organic restaurant. They procure a lot of their ingredients at the nearby green market in Union Square. For brunch, I just can’t get enough of the scrambled eggs with crispy oysters and hot sauce butter.


What is your favorite hangout spot in NYC?

Ann: A lot of the creatives in New York hang out at Paul’s Baby Grand late night. My friend Stefania Pia is a DJ there and her awesome playlists always includes quirky Italian songs and ’80s music that the crowd just can’t get enough of. Plus, their cocktails are the best. I always go for the Acapulco Sunset, which is a mix of tequila, pineapple juice, lime juice and a touch of habanero sauce for an extra kick.


ABC Kitchen

35 East 18th Street
New York, NY 10003


Paul’s Baby Grand
Paul Sevigny’s Tribeca cocktail lounge

Opened Tues – Sat, 10 pm – 2 am


Images by Ann Binlot, Aesop, Yes To, ABC Kitchen, Paul’s Baby Grand