Joe Zee is not only Creative Director of Elle magazine, he is also the host of Sundance Channel’s All On the Line With Joe Zee—in each episode Zee works with an up-and-coming designer label to help get the business off the ground. The third season of the show debuts September 10th at 9 p.m. ET. Needless to say, Zee is a fashion week veteran. So what better influencer to ask to share his favorite spots to head to during New York fashion week each season? Whether Zee is around the Lincoln Center tents, or downtown in the Meatpacking District at Milk Studios, Zee has a go-to spot for a post-show cocktail or a quick midday snack. And while we all know that Zee is fashion’s resident nice guy, and a serious fashion power player, who knew that he is also a serious Juice Generation fiend?
Joe Zee is not only Creative Director of Elle magazine, he is also the host of Sundance Channel's All On the Line With Joe Zee—the third season of the show debuts September 10th at 9 p.m. ET. There was no better fashion week veteran to ask to share his favorite spots to head to during New York fashion week each season. Whether Zee is taking in a show at the Lincoln Center tents or in the Meatpacking District at a show in Milk Studios, Zee has a go-to haunt.
ED'S CHOWDER HOUSE: "It's across the street from Lincoln Center and still somewhat undiscovered," Zee says. "Perfect place to sneak off for a nice quiet drink." 44 W. 63rd St.; chinagrillmgt.com.
J.CREW MEN'S: "I've popped in this store inside the Time Warner Building occasionally when I've had a clothing emergency," Zee says. 10 Columbus Circle; jcrew.com.
EQUINOX SOHO: "It's perfect for super early mornings where I will sneak in a session with my incredible trainer, Nick Rodocoy," Zee says of his favorite gym. 69 Prince Street; equinox.com.
MICHAEL'S: Of the classic power lunch spot Zee says, "[It's] my standard go-to lunch place. I need my Michael's fix all the time." 24 W. 55th Street; michaelsnewyork.com.
HIGHLINE: "If you're at the shows at Milk [Studios] and need to just sneak away, this is the perfect place," Zee says. 519 W. 23rd Street; thehighline.org.
WHOLE FOODS: "It's a great place in the Time Warner Building to pick up brown rice sushi when I'm in a hurry, and to get a good dose of reality amid all the shows," Zee says. 10 Columbus Circle; wholefoodsmarket.com.
JUICE GENERATION: "My juice joint of choice," Zee attests. "This is always where you'll find me when I need a protein shake meal to-go because there's never time to eat. Just opened in Columbus Circle. Cue squeals of excitement."644 9th Avenue; juicegeneration.com.
LANDMARC: "The only affordable and fun place inside Time Warner Building in Columbus Circle," Zee says. "Good burgers." 10 Columbus Circle; landmarc-restaurant.com.
ONE LUCKY DUCK: "Inside the Chelsea Market, my place for a to-go midday healthy snack," Zee says. 75 9th Avenue; oneluckyduck.com.
APPLE STORE: "Sometimes I just need that last minute accessory," Zee says of the Apple store located a skip away from Milk Studios. 401 W. 14th Street; apple.com.
THE STANDARD GRILL: "My standard go-to dinner place," Zee shares of the clubby bistro inside The Standard Hotel. 848 Washington St.; thestandardgrill.com.