MEET ARIELLE SHERMAN
Everyone has that one friend that they can count on for a straight-up, no BS, get-your-shit-together kind of conversation. However, most people can't say that it's the same friend they can count on to lead them to a seedy Bulgarian club (complete with an ice cage) and make them love it. Luckily, this person does exist and her name is Arielle Sherman. Hailing from the ample, green hills of Northern California, Arielle came to New York to make waves in the film industry. Aside from being immune to the global obsession with celebrities (stories about her run-ins with Jim Carrey, Hugh Grant, and the like are rarely told), Arielle is not one to brag about the tremendous strides she's made for someone who's only 25.
I was honored and excited when Arielle agreed to be featured on BWOB not only because she is one of my favorite people on the planet, but also because she is an expert at balancing her intense professional life with her social life: a coveted skill in this city. I have no doubt that the places on her go-to list will become a staple for anyone who decides to go for themselves.
INTERVIEW: MADELINE TURNER
PHOTOGRAPHY: MOR WEIZMAN
SHOP: URBAN JUNGLE
It's the perfect spot to find all those ridiculous outfits you didn't even realize you were missing. I've been a fan of thrift stores for a long time. I went to high school in San Francisco, and after school we would walk over to Haight and spend hours in the funky little thrift stores that lined the street. Urban Jungle reminds me of those stores and why I loved thrift shopping in the first place. I am always surprised by the hidden gems just waiting to be discovered on the clothes racks!
118 Knickerbocker Ave., BKLYN
DANCE: HER ROOM
My room. Or Tandem in Bushwick. But mainly my room. Whenever I hear a beat I like, I instinctively just start moving. In my room, luckily, there's no one there to make me self conscious about my ridiculous dance moves. Tandem has the small little back room that after about 1am turns into a grimy little electronic dancehall, where everyone's just looking to forget about the daily stresses and dance it out.
236 Troutman St., BKLYN
TAKE A DUDE: TORTILLERIA MEXICANA LOS HERMANOS
Otherwise known as the tortilla factory. The food is fresh, delicious and cheap, plus you sit in a garage under a disco ball and it's BYOB. Every guy friend I take here never wants to leave. My favorite thing to order is the Cecina Tostada. Cecina is a type of dried salted beef, and it comes on a crispy mini tortilla, covered with beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, radish, and cilantro. Just writing about it is making me crave one.
271 Starr St., BKLYN
...but only during brunch time. Going with a bunch of friends and getting the Lil' Stinker with an egg on it is the perfect weekend brunch.
261 Moore St., BKLYN
TAKE A GIRLFRIEND: ART BAR
The back room is perfect for relaxing on a comfy couch, chatting, and eating their curly fries.
52 8th Ave., NYC
GUILTY PLEASURE TOURIST ATTRACTION: TIMES SQUARE
I know it's loud and crowded and no one knows where they're going, but you can't beat the energy pulsating through the streets.
42nd St. and Broadway, NYC
READ: THE SUBWAY
I have a tendency to get so engrossed in my book that I miss my stop, but It's worth it.
THINK: A SALVAGED ARMCHAIR IN MY ROOM