We’re pretty lucky to have the best of both worlds- the quiet suburbs of New Jersey when we want to escape the noise and NYC just a short ride away when we want to play. One of this summer’s hotspots is designed by architect Andrew Franz. La Marina, a restaurant, bar, lounge and event space is right along the Hudson River and has one of the best views I have ever seen. It’s already had some high-baller visitors such as Jay-Z and Beyonce, Lil’ Wayne, Leonardo DiCaprio and Carmelo Anthony.
Besides its great location, cool vibe and stunning view, La Marina has minimalist industrial décor. A large portion of the restaurant was built using reclaimed materials including wood siding, railings, fencing and deck materials. The floors and ceiling are made of concrete and corrugated steel dimly lit by blown glass lighting. Behind the bar, cabinets are distressed with pastel-colored woods and paired with high steel bar stools in red, orange and gunmetal. What do you think of this space?