Her mom could also be an “Uptown Lady,” however Alexa Ray Joel — Christie Brinkley’s daughter with Billy Joel — prefers Nolita. However, from Sept. 25 to Oct. 6, she’ll head uptown to the Cafe Carlyle to carry out an eclectic program of showtunes, blues and songs by her father and herself. “My dad used to prop me up on the piano and play Ray Charles for me after I was a child,” the 32-year-old tells BARBARA HOFFMAN. “At any time when I sing, I wish to suppose, ‘What would a feminine model of Ray Charles do?’ ” Right here’s the place you’ll discover her, with or with out her restaurateur fiancé, Ryan Gleason, on the weekends.
I’m an introvert by nature. I spend loads of time in my “crimson room” — I painted the partitions of my music room crimson, just like the Grandmama’s room in “Gigi.” They are saying that blood-red actually conjures up creativity, and I believe they’re onto one thing.
After I go onstage, I wish to appear and feel my greatest, and trend’s a good way to specific my temper. My mother’s wonderful with trend and hair, however I really feel I’m the skin-care knowledgeable, in a means. I just lately received her hooked on a lip plumper. We go uptown to Barneys and spend the entire day there — we’ll go to Freds for lunch. We’re actually girly!
My dad actually raised me on “The Godfather” — individuals suppose he’s Italian, however he’s not. He goes to an important [Upper East Side] place known as Scalinatella. It’s traditional, old-school nearly Sicilian-style, and so they have these wonderful fried artichokes … After I moved to town and didn’t know anybody, I’d at all times go to Emilio’s Ballato within the East Village. Emilio Sr. was there and he stated, “Don’t fear. I’ll handle her.” It’s like “Goodfellas” in there. I’d go alone after rehearsals and sit with the outdated guys and have a glass of wine and people-watch as all of the characters strolled in. They’ve a extremely good Caesar salad there, and a secret marinara sauce.
One place my fiancé’s obsessed with is Lilia, in Williamsburg. It has lighter Italian fare. We’ll have a drink on the bar and do every little thing old-school European model — lengthy dinners, good dialog.
I’m going to the Angelika on a regular basis. I noticed “Name Me By Your Title” there and thought it was one of the breathtaking movies I ever noticed. It’s simply so pure! I grew up with my dad watching “Cinema Paradiso,” and it gave me that [same] aura.
After I was getting over my first huge breakup, I ended up staying on the Bowery Hotel for some time. Once you’re dealing with a damaged coronary heart, having room service at your door undoubtedly softens the blow.