Winter Layers, Outside Donna Karan

This model off duty wore a layered look of skirt, sweater, coat and matching bag exiting the Donna Karan show. Just leaving a coat unbuttoned can make an outfit more interesting on milder winter days.

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Mary Alice Stephenson

Mary Alice Stephenson changed up a basic black coat with a leopard print jacket and geometric disc necklace. Lace up boots are sexy enough for fashion week, but sturdy enough for snow.

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Buvette is easy to overlook. Situated on a quiet block in the West Village, it’s narrower than most coffee shops. The bar takes up nearly half the space in a restaurant lined with little cafe tables on one side and a communal table in back. It’s so petite it’s practically miniature.

Recently a French expat we know recommended Buvette as one of the most authentic French restaurants in Paris. Vraiment? Chef Jodi Williams wrote the book on small Italian plates at Gusto, Morandi, Gottino and more. And now she was cooking the most authentic French food in the city? There have been several positive reviews of Buvette, but this recommendation was what convinced us to go.

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