The best place to go to for brunch and people-watching is Pastis in the Meatpacking District. It's very rare that you can walk-in without reservation for brunch on a sunny Sunday. Although the service is mediocre, the food will make you forgive the attitude of the waitress. Sooo gooood.
Next time I'm in NY, I'll definitely stay at Hotel Gansevoort, which is located just opposite to Pastis. Gansevoort is first luxury hotel in vibrant Meatpacking District.
I didn't take many photos while shopping in the Meatpacking District for some reason. The area has a small selection of designer boutiques and multi-brand stores. My first destination after the hearty meal was Jeffrey New York. The boutique sells women's and men's clothes and accessories by mostly avant-garde new and up-and-coming designers in addition to the known designer names like Chanel, Pierre Hardy, and YSL. Other boutiques worth visiting in the area: Stella McCartney, Martin Margiela, Mcqueen, Louboutin, Yigal Azrouël, and Comme des Garcons.