Haute Author

  • NAME Michelle Won
  • BIO Michelle Won is a writer and journalist who has worked on both coasts covering food, fashion and nightlife. She started her career doing entertainment and food reporting at a Los Angeles cable station, and brought her love of all things delicious and fabulous to Manhattan in 2007. In addition to journalism, Won is also an adjunct lecturer at CUNY Queens. Won graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in communication.

Articles By Michelle Won

Tea and Crumpets: The Top 5 Tea Parlors in New York

We've all experienced the afternoon slump around 3 or 4 in the afternoon. Well, the Brits did us all a big favor and invented afternoon tea to add some energy into your midday routine. New York does tea time as elegant and luxurious as the best of them, so here are our picks for the best places to grab a cup of your favorite tea with a side of scones and finger sandwiches. Read More

Haute Event: “True Grit” Premieres in New York

Western film True Grit had its New York premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater in Midtown on Tuesday night. The Coen Brothers, most famous for writing Fargo and The Big Lebowski, have come back with this adaptation of a novel by Charles Portis about a teenage girl whose father has been shot, and she is determined to bring him to justice. Read More

Pastrami on Rye: Top 5 Delis in New York

Nothing says New York City quite like a meaty, deli-stacked sandwich. We've come to believe that this staple is what keeps New Yorkers up and running despite the cold weather, tourist-saturated streets and grumpy commuters. Check out our picks for the most delicious delis in town. Read More

Haute Gift Guide: An Engraved Bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label

If you are looking for the perfect, personalized gift for the scotch-lover in your life, go with an engraved bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label. The scotch producer offers complimentary bottle engraving service on their high-end blend of rare and exceptional whiskies. Each bottle is one of a kind and individually numbered, and comes in a beautiful and impressive blue box. Read More