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Tea Time With Waris

Jeweler, scenester, and Wes Anderson favorite Waris Ahluwalia opens a tea garden.

By Daniel Maurer

Waris Ahluwalia: Spending $16G on Shoes Is Okay

Bear Stearns collapsed and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernake has finally uttered the R-word (that's "recession"), but so what! Lots o' deep pockets gathered at the Hermès store on Wall Street to celebrate the launch of a $2.3 million car…

Waris Ahluwalia Has Much Cooler Friends Than You

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For as long as we've been going out in this city, we've been spotting Waris Ahluwalia, the hip young Sikh in the corner, dancing—not drinking—and flashing his disarming smile to a well-chosen few. His social connections have led to appearances in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Inside Man, even though he's not an actor. Who, we wondered, is Waris? On Wednesday, the launch of his idiosyncratically beautiful jewelry line, House of Waris, at Bergdorf Goodman, and later the Indian Consulate, and finally (if Waris gave you a card that said "Waris ♥s you") at the Beatrice Inn, gave us a chance to find out.

Paul Sevigny's ‘Top Secret’ Beatrice: Hipster Restaurant of the Season

When we spoke to Paul Sevigny about his soon-to-open hipsteraunt (the second coming of onetime West Village speakeasy the Beatrice Inn), he at first told us "it's kind of top secret." (Doorman Angelo certainly wasn't letting us in on the secret when we tried to crash Courtney Love's party there on Halloween night.) But after throwing down with the beautiful people at actor-jeweler Waris Ahluwalia's birthday bash last weekend, we can now let you in on the details of what looks to be the downtown set's answer to the revival of Waverly Inn.