Speaking Easy…

I hate the expression shabby chic. I think people use it when actually what they mean is a little bit rubbish. But the Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Station is the epitome of shabby chic. Reminiscent of the prohibition era, the carpet and wall paper look like they haven’t been updated since about then. But somehow it’s all part of the charm.
Feeling like a flapper, I ordered the prohibition punch, illicit both in name and strength. The place is small and usually overcrowded with city types but buzzy and relaxed. They have a huge selection of cocktails, and of course the bar was featured in that illicit scene in the gossip girl pilot. Shabby, chic, irresistibly glamorous and the best place in New York for a post dinner cocktail.