Whether you’re a gourmand, a fitness guru, or a gallery gadfly, the Upper East Side is a veritable playground where the who’s who of who’s who live and play. This storied area just east of verdant Central Park, peppered with tony hotels and fashion’s foremost storefronts, is renowned for its luxury lifestyle and high-style digs, like those at The Kent residences.
From movies to the pages of magazines, the Upper East Side’s singular sights have been broadcast to people around the world, making the enclave New York City’s most beloved neighborhood. Living in the Upper East Side residences at The Kent means you’re at the pinnacle of panache with access to everything the area has to offer, including the lifestyle it all implies. While the neighborhood has myriad museums, at The Kent, thanks to the luxe Champalimaud-designed, home is where the art is. Think: customized brushed-oak flooring, richly veined marble, and, of course, the ultimate masterpiece — views of the city, from Uptown to Downtown to Central Park, framed in floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s the perfect setting to live the life you’ve always dreamed of.
Wake up with an early-morning dip and shvitz in The Kent’s private pool and Finnish sauna. Maybe get some cardio in at the on-site state-of-the-art gym or head to nearby SoulCycle or the Ballet Academy East to stretch, sashay, and start your day. And you’ll definitely need that workout before you pick up a flaky, buttery croissant from Maison Kayser, or have a sumptuous sit-down breakfast at Café Boulud, where you’ll be treated not only to mouthwatering and oozy croque-madame but the elegant confines of this NYC staple.
Your gym and breakfast appointments effortlessly fell into your morning routine, so there’s no better way to spend an afternoon than to take a leisurely walk through the Upper East Side’s crown jewel — Central Park. Do laps around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, grab a Citi Bike and pedal through the resplendent “lungs of the city,” or forgo the foliage and indulge in shopping, the neighborhood’s signature pastime. Hopefully, all of those reps you did at the gym will pay off when your arms are full of bags from Manhattan’s most elegant boutiques. Go big at Barneys where you’ll find everything for your perfect dinner that night to that gift you just know your best friend will adore. Perhaps you can thumb through the racks at Otte, a stylish spot showcasing designer duds from Acne Studios and Vanessa Bruno before you grab a beautiful bouquet from the iconic 90-year-old Jerome Florists to adorn your apartment at The Kent.
There’s plenty of reason to stay at home — a soak in the tub, anyone? — but the cultural offerings of the Upper East Side beckon. Within a 15-minute walk you’re in reach of New York institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection, and The Guggenheim.
Wind down your day with a cocktail at Bemelmans Bar in the Carlyle Hotel amid the famous murals of “Madeline” illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans. Order a martini as you listen to live jazz and drink a toast to yourself for living in the best part of town in the best city in the world.