Seen & Heard: Exotic Fruit Bonanza

••• Skin Laundry‘s Tribeca location, on W. Broadway between Duane and Reade, opens October 27.

••• I’ve been obsessed with the fruit vendors on Mulberry just below Canal. It’s persimmon season (fuyu but not hachiya), so those have obviously been important to buy, but also mangosteens, rambutans, and dragon fruit (red and white varieties)…. I’m working my way up to a durian.

chinatown-fruit-vendors-on-mulberry••• At some point, Il Principe restaurant at the Hotel Hugo, on Greenwich just above Spring, became Café Hugo: “Café Hugo invites guests to dine on simple farm-to-table American fare in a sophisticated setting, rich with polished wood and nautical influences to match the hotel’s aesthetic. Café Hugo is curated to satisfy for breakfast, a quick lunch or a casual dinner as guests enjoy everything from a morning cocktail with avocado toast, or all day offerings such as house-made rigatoni al Pomodoro or steak frites.”

••• And Bar Hugo, on the hotel’s roof, now shares space with Azul on the Rooftop: “As if plucked from the streets of Old Havana, Hotel Hugo’s Azul On The Rooftop channels a Cuban cantina vibe against the backdrop of magnificent 360-degree views of Lower Manhattan. A summertime staple of Soho’s lively social scene, Azul is now open daily, ushering in another spirited season of cocktailing and conversation!”

courtesy-azul-on-the-rooftop••• Opening Oct. 26 at Cheryl Hazan Gallery: “Uneven Edges, a solo exhibition of new work by Deb Lawrence. Uneven Edges features a selection of works distinguished by their unique materiality, process, and conceptual intention. Lawrence views her pieces as psychologically infused ‘security blankets,’ in which she conveys women’s internal struggle to feel comfortable in their own skin while simultaneously struggling to be heard and valued in contemporary society.” Below: “Got It Going On.”