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Arrivals Gates At Flying Solo: A Shopping Experience In SoHo

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One of our very good friends referred this event. Arrivals Gates Unexpected Cashmere at Flying Solo will surely be a different shopping experience to go in New York City this weekend! Enjoy this unique shopping experience in SoHo!

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“Arrivals Gate – Unexpected Cashmere is Adriana Lerner Adelson’s mission to use her creativity while opening borders bringing traditional handmade shawls into modern life. Adriana envisions, curates and distributes high-quality native handicrafts from Kathmandu, Nepal and other communities in developing countries.

She expanded on her experience in the global business world to engage with communities while creating art.

Her creations explore the individuals’ desire to be unique. As a result, what could seem to be only an “accessory”, reveals itself to be what we are in the choices we make as individuals.

All pieces achieve unexpected visual similarities, although exploring their amazing different textures. Adriana’s creations express, inspire, surprise and connect … the cashmere way.

During her talk, the artist will explain her inspiration process to create the Unexpected Cashmere series, the social project through Arrivals Gate that supports the cashmere factory in Kathmandu, the shawls creation and what is Cashmere, where it comes from, care and usage questions.”

So, RSVP for this shopping experience in SoHo.

If you are coming to NYC or you live here and you’re looking of one of the best personal stylists & shoppers in town, today is your lucky day!

Contact our concierge experts and let them tell you more about our professionals! They will cater to your needs and budget, prepping everything for you before you arrive at the store. Plus, if you need a wardrobe cleanse or personal styling, we have it all! Just beware, this service might be addictive!

Date: January 21st
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Location: Flying Solo – 224 Mulberry Street

www.arrivalsgate.com


Photo Credit and Text Excerpts: Courtesy of Arrivals Gates / Unexpected Cashmere
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Vaute Couture: Vegan Fashion Is The New Hype in NYC

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Vegan Fashion is the new hype in NYC! Vaute Couture is shaking the fashion industry in New York City and has been called “the next Stella McCartney”. We are one of their biggest fans, for sure!

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THIS STORE UNFORTUNATELY PERMANENTLY CLOSED AND ONLY SELLS ONLINE!

The other day, our Founder, Fê Paronetto, was talking to a very dear neighbor and friend of hers that is Vegan about how hard it is to find sustainable, cruelty-free winter coats in New York. Most of the brands use some type of animal product in their products: fur, feathers, leather, etc.

So, her neighbor mentioned about a brand that is getting more and more attention over the past few years.

Vaute Couture, founded in 2008 by the gorgeous Leanne Maily, stands for “Haute” + “V” for Vegan.

They explain that they are:

The ethical fashion house for animal lovers: 100% vegan + eco + made in New York City”!

For a start, Leanne stopped eating animals at the age of 10 and, after that, her passion for sharing the Vegan lifestyle grew exponentially as the years went by! She also felt it was quite impossible to find beautiful, hot, “animal-free” winter coats in Chicago, where she lived before moving to NYC.

Subsequently, for a full 8 months, she researched all the fabrics in the market and all her possibilities. Some time after starting the brand, she moved to New York City, where she opened a first store in Williamsburg.

Then, on February of 2013, during the NYFW, she was named the “rebel of fashion week”. Plus, she received the title of the “next Stella McCartney”.

Obviously, this catapulted her brand helping her break out to the main stream audience.

In addition, the materials used come from recycled organic plastic bottles, organic fabrics and other cruelty-free materials. For example, the sweaters contain recycled cotton from the fashion industry.

The store, located on the cool Lower East Side of Manhattan, offers a huge variety of items. For the Ladies: basics, tops, sweaters, bottoms, dresses, shoes, gowns, body suits, swimwear, to the perfect winter coats – snow and wind proof, hats and jewelry. Today, they focus primarily on winter coats and sweaters.

Eventually, they more recently started the Gentlemen’s collection, so it has a smaller variety. It’s always been only winter coats and sweaters!

Additionally, the brand recently collaborated and threw a great party inside the store for Project Chimps. This project is a new sanctuary for 200+ chimps retiring from biomedical research.

They partnered up with other brands like: Vegan Treats, Kat Von D Beauty, Blossom Du Jour, Mother of Pearl, Querciabella, Kombrewcha, Urban Vegan Kitchen and Fresh & Co.

The Dodo debuted a video of the first 9 chimps first few weeks of freedom, and Vaute Couture designed a benefit tee that you can buy, to support them!

Pretty cool initiative, right?

Wanna know one of the coolest perks at the store?

Lastly, the 12 first customers that walk in every day are lucky to get a huge – and to-die-for – doughnut from Dunwell Doughnuts! We are completely addicted to them, by the way! One of the best doughnuts in New York City!

So, come explore this new hype in NYC!

Location: 114 Stanton Street, Lower East Side

https://vautecouture.com


Photo Credits: Courtesy of Vaute Couture
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Josephinas Portugal: Proud To Be A Woman

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A shoe brand that believes that you don’t need high heels to feel amazing. Josefinas Portugal was founded in 2013 by Filipa Júlio and is a woman’s dream for women!

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We are all about women empowerment and the feel of “Proud to be a Woman”, after all, Behind the Scenes NYC was founded by the Brazilian entrepreneur and dreamer, Fê Paronetto. She wanted to show people what New York City is really about, away from the touristy scene.

Our Contributor, Laura Peruchi, interviewed Sofia Oliveira, from Josefinas Portugal!


Josefinas is a luxury shoes company from Portugal that started online in Europe. They’ve just opened last month their first flagship store in New York City.

The flats and the sneakers are handmade, which certainly makes the shoes undoubtedly special and unique. Plus, Josefinas’ story and trajectory is surely inspirational.

The quote ‘Never give up’ has always defined the brand’s path.

Filipa Júlio, the Founder, named the brand after her grandmother. She made Filipa’s life a special adventure, especially when she took her to ballet class as a kid.

We talked with Sofia Oliveira, one of the Co-Founders that joined Filipa in her journey. She graduated in Communications & Press Relations, but she always loved Fashion and Josefinas was a natural step in her career.

Along with Filipa and Maria Cunha, she’s part of the team that founded Josefinas.

She explains: “Josefinas was founded in 2013 from a woman’s dream – Filipa – and other women that joined her. Our shoes were created to inspire women to achieve their dreams. It’s a woman’s dream for women”.


How is the manufacturing process of Josefinas’ shoes?

We are obsessed with savoir-faire – a French expression that means “expertise”. That’s why each Josefinas’ pair of shoes is so special. They are all individually handmade by expert craftsmen based in Portugal.

Can you explain a little bit about Josefinas’ values and philosophy?

Josefinas has three main values.

First, is the savoir-faire. We work with the best Portuguese craftsmen to create Josefinas’ magic. The hands of these artists have years of history in the art of making shoes. They have passion and pride in creating. Naturally, they create pieces of art.

Our second value is women empowerment. We believe in women power. Our mission is inspiring women to believe in their dreams until they come true. Where can your Josefinas can take you? Wherever you want them to!

Last but not least, we have the Customer’s “WOW”. We believe that our Customers are the best in the world, that’s why we believe in always exceeding their expectations. We have a person focused on this: our Chief Officer of Customer Delight.

What about the Josefinas’ styles? What’s your favorite? 

Honestly, it’s impossible to have just one favorite. All styles are beautiful! Currently, I am obsessed with Josefinas’ Louise Green Tree, Cleopatra Classic Black and the Red Lisbon.

Josefinas believes in women empowerment and that it’s not necessary to wear high heels to be amazing, right? 

It’s important – and we believe – that women should feel good with themselves. They have to believe, feel and use their power. There is nothing stronger than women empowerment! We are a live example of that.

Why did you chose New York City to open the first Josefinas flagship? 

Why NOT New York City? The United States is an important market for Josefinas and it’s the perfect place to affirm us as luxury brand.

For you, in which way is Josefinas’ shoes and New York women related?

It’s excellent, not just for New York women, but also for women around the world. In addition to appreciating the quality and design of Josefinas’ shoes, they also connect with the brand’s values and purpose. This makes us extremely proud.

To finish, what are your favorites spots in New York?

I’m going to suggest three places to eat that I simply love: The Butcher’s Daughter – I can’t highlight anything specific, because I adore everything about them; Rubirosa has the most divine pizza and By Chloe because of it’s classic vegan burger.


Hours:
Monday: 11am – 7pm
Wednesday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm

Location: 252 Elizabeth Street

www.josefinas.com


Written by our Contributor Laura Peruchi
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Josefinas
*Last Update on March/2020.*

NYC Hot Spots By The World Traveller, Ido Simyoni

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We interviewed Ido Simyoni, a world traveller and the mind behind huge and successful Social Media campaigns that went viral on Instagram, #StopTheTerror. He shared with us his 7 NYC hot spots and answered a few fun questions!

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Our Founder, Fernanda Paronetto, interviewed a very special guest for this week with an amazing story and how he’s influenced and is still influencing the world through Social Media!

Ido Simyoni (@Ido8All) is the mind behind huge and successful Social Media campaigns that went viral on Instagram, #StopTheTerror.

Check out his Bio, his +7 NYC Tips and a few fun questions:

“After 9 years of working on the biggest TV productions In Tel Aviv (from “The Israeli Idol” to “The Big Brother”), I decided that I need a new challenge. My biggest dream was to move to NYC and this was on my Bio, on Instagram, for almost 6 months: “Living in Tel Aviv, Dreaming of New York City – looking for an opportunity”.

But, the world had different plans for me and (almost 4 years ago) I was head-hunted by an education company (Kaplan International English), based in London, for the role of Head of Creative, Content and Social Media.

In addition, with my storytelling skills and my passion for Social Media, I’ve also managed to achieve some big success in my personal life: from running international the Social Media campaign (#StopTheTerror) to creating powerful Social Media accounts – even for my precious dog, Izo (@TheIzoTimes), traveling all over the world with my #Ido8allBus and sharing the love.”

See below 2 beautiful short videos of his breathtaking experience. The first, he tells us “How it feels to be dead” and his incredible recovery!

…and the second, how he skyrocketed his exposure on Instagram and went Global:

Now, to his +7 NYC Tips:

Burger and Barrel

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“My handle on Social Media is @Ido8all (Ido ate all) because I love food, so most of my time in NYC I’m looking for places to eat. The variety of burger places in the city is rad. Finding THE place for burgers was challenging and quite calorie heavy, however I’m happy to announce Burgers and Barrel as my winner because of the taste that makes you want to order more (even though you are completely full #TrueStory).”

Burger and Barrel is an American Pub and is owned by the renowned restauranteur John McDonald and Chef Josh Capon.

With a perfect location, in the heart of SoHo, they feature an award-winning burger named “Bash Burger”. Plus, they have an outstanding wine list.

Hours:
Monday – Tuesday: 11:30am – 10pm
Wednesday – Thursday: 11:30am – 11pm
Friday: 11:30am – 11pm (kitchen) and 12am (bar)
Saturday: 11am – 11pm (kitchen) and 12am (bar)
Sunday: 11am – 10pm

Location: 25 West Houston Street, SoHo

www.burgerandbarrel.com


Peacefood Cafe

“Go Vegan (?!) – I love meat and the more red, the better, however when my friend introduced me to Peacefood Cafe – next to Union Square, I just couldn’t believe how amazing Vegan Food can be (they fooled me with Fake Chicken).”

Moreover, the description on their website is surely the best one, so here it is:

Peacefood Cafe is named after the simple idea that peace begins on your plate. Two vegans founded Peacefood Cafe in 2009 on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Eric, an antiques dealer, and Peter, an interior designer, believe the awareness of non-violence can be spread through feeding people with delicious vegan food.

Amazing, right? This is definitely up our alley!

Hours: Check their website to see the different locations.

Locations:
41 East 11th Street, Greenwich Village
460 Amsterdam Avenue, Upper West Side

www.peacefoodcafe.com


Dominique Ansel’s Bakery

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“I usually don’t eat anything sweet in the morning, but one thing can’t avoid having at least (1…2… and 3) are the Cronuts at Dominique Ansel’s Bakery… This is giving Bakeries totally new meaning.”

Dominique founded his Bakery in November of 2011 and in no time, was all over the news and receiving countless awards.

Today, it’s not a “behind the scenes” spot any more, but we have to confess it’s still top of our list for Bakeries in the City.

Oh! You might be asking “What is a Cronut?”. It’s a croissant and doughnut hybrid – surely to die for, and as Ido said, hard to eat only one.

Plus, to see more pictures and infos on Dominique Ansel’s Bakery, see our post!

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 8pm
Sunday: 9am – 7pm

Location: 189 Spring Street, SoHo

http://dominiqueansel.com


230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

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“I am probably not up-to-date with the latest trendiest rooftop bars in the city, but my heart is with one of my firsts 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar – because the drinks are accompanied with fantastic views of the City and always packed with mega chic crowd. #SelfieWithEmpireState is a must.”

It’s surely one of the best views of the Empire State Building you’ll get, even though it is quite touristy.

The place is beautiful, large windows, beautiful opened area, delicious food and cocktails, paired with a great crowd, as Ido said.

The Music? Well, during weeknights they play upbeat lounge and weekends, primarily 80’s, 90’s and House Music.

Hours:
Opened 7 days a week, all year long, from 4pm – 4am
Food served only up till 12am

Location: 230 Fifth Avenue, Flatiron

www.230-fifth.com


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“Shopping – When I’m not in Woodbury Common or The Mills at Jersey Gardens, you’ll find me searching for vintage clothes in the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.”

Woodbury Common features over 220 stores including Tory Burch, Nike, Celine, Bottega Veneta, Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Burberry, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, The North Face and more. And, all of it at savings of 25% to 65% every day. They have a list of the best luxury brands with amazing discounts.

Contrary from Woodbury, The Mills at Jersey Gardens is a two-level indoor outlet mall in Elizabeth, located in New Jersey. It’s a great place to spend the day if you’re in the mood of shopping.

Williamsburg, or Willyb as we kindly call it, is definitely a great spot for shopping if you enjoy off the beaten track brands and vintage stuff. But, prices can get surprisingly high around there. We love it anyway.


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“You’ll always see me with my camera and phone when walking in the street of the City. However, one of the places I like capturing the most is Chelsea Piers – specially the skateboard park because it reminds me of Venice Beach in L.A., without the beach.”

Located on the Hudson River, Chelsea Piers offers over 25+ different sports if you’re into learning, practicing or even competing.

Moreover, they have great classes and competitions for kids and adults, plus a great health club and other dedicated event spaces.

Location: 23rd Street & Hudson River Park – 62 Chelsea Piers

www.chelseapiers.com


Hairrari East Village

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“If you are looking to cut your hair in a cool friendly place you should try Hairrari East Village. I absolutely love them and my new haircut!”

Hairrari was founded in 2011 by Magda Ryczko in Williamsburg.

Different from normal hair salon, Hairrari “flips the barber salon concept upside down once inside”.

They welcome girls and boys and can work on your unique dream hair style.

And, as they say: “Take a seat, grab a drink, and check out the local art on our walls while we take care of your hair up top and give you the look you want.”

Location: 34 East 1st Street, East Village

http://hairrari.com


We also asked Ido a few fun questions too:

What does NYC mean to you?

“NYC to me is my dream (and hopefully future) home. I have always been fascinated by the city and keep falling in love with it every single time that I’m there…”

Which famous New Yorker would you like to meet? And why?

“With no doubt, Jimmy Fallon. I’m always fascinated by talented people and he’s an example of someone who’s just good in everything he does. So, I would probably challenge him to cook me dinner and choose our outfits, while we do the history of rap 26.”

Do you have any embarrassing moments in the City, you’d love to share?

“I have been to New York more the 18 times and consider myself as someone who “knows the city”. One night, after going out with my non-local friends, I was in charge of ‘navigating’ and instead of going Downtown to Brooklyn we ended up in Queens.

I felt so dumb, but I blamed it on the great wine we had. Luckily they were so tired and tipsy that they ended up forgiving me for this long ride. My tip here is go download and use CityMapper.


And, for more information on Ido and his amazing and inspiring work, take a look at his website.

http://ido8all.com


Photo Credits: Chris Loupos (portrait picture), Courtesy of the Venues, Insidertripps, LWYang, Greyline, Jie Jenny Zou, Jeff Gipson and Urban Omnibus
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Tenet: A Principle, Belief, Or Doctrine At Southampton

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Going to the Southampton for a chill weekend is a great escape from the city. Shopping locally, can be quite an experience at the local boutiques, like Tenet!

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Founded in November of 2009, by Jesse Warren, Tenet is “a lifestyle brand with the goal of creating a uniquely curated collection of emerging and well established fashion labels as well as a selection of contemporary art and furniture.

What does Tenet mean:

“It’s a noun. Means – a principle, belief, or doctrine generally held to be true; especially: one held in common by members of an organization or movement.”

From clothes and hand-made surf boards, art and design pieces, books and magazines, every item available at Tenet has been thoroughly considered”.

A few designers that you’ll find are Isabel Marant, Golden Goose, Zimmermann, and Sally LaPointe. As mentioned above they are all carefully curated, so the product mix at the store is fantastic!

For for gentlemen out there, you’ll be able to find great items by brands like APC, Alex Mill, and Gitman Vintage.

Plus, the store is located in the heart of Southamptons, with several other charming places and local boutiques close by. It’s the perfect opportunity to walk around and explore the area!

So, if you are eager to head to the Southampton for a weekend travel getaway or a longer weekend experience, let us know! You might not have a clue where to stay, how to get there, where to eat, shop, so our experts can give you a hand.

In addition, for Corporate travel requests like annual retreats or even if you want to put together a memorable gift for a special client, contact our team to assist you.

It will definitely be a relaxing and priceless experience!

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 7:30pm
Sunday: 10am – 7pm

Location: 91 Main Street, Southampton

http://tenetshop.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tenet Shop
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Sarah Owen: Tips By WGSN’s Trend Forecaster & Editor

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Sarah Owen, a Trend Forecaster and Editor at WGSN, did an Instagram take-over with us. She talked about 6 spots in New York that she loves going to!

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We were ecstatic and ultra delighted when Sarah Owen, Trend Forecaster and Editor at WGSN, suggested an Instagram take-over.

In addition, Sarah is also a trend forecaster, journalist and brand strategist for The New York Times, New York magazine, i-D magazine, Nylon magazine, Refinery29, Yen magazine, Vs. magazine, Collective magazine, Fashionista.com, A Hotel Life, Red Bull, and Russh magazine. Phiuf!

And still, she was featured and quoted in the Financial Times, CNN, Bloomberg Business Week, Los Angeles Times, Apparel News, The Huffington Post, Racked, Wall Street Journal, The Fashion Spot, Marie Claire, La Vanguardia, and Ozy.com

What an amazing woman, right?

So, here are a few of the unique tips she gave us:


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#1

“I love going down in Brooklyn’s Dumbo overlooking Manhattan and see Tom Fruin’s colorful stained glass tower. It’s located right beside Jane’s Carrousel.”

Tom Fruin’s art and Jane’s Carrousel are part of the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Plus, Manhattan’s skyline view is simply breathtaking. It’s a bit touristy, but it’s one of the places in New York City that never gets old!

Location: Old Dock Street, Dumbo

#2

“It’s freezing cold in New York City at the moment and this guy is surviving on the roof of Marlborough Chelsea Gallery. Luckily, he’s just a piece of art.”

Founded in the year of 1946, in London, Marlborough Gallery is one of the world’s leading modern and contemporary art dealers, with worldwide recognition.

Location: 40 West 57th Street, #2, Midtown

http://marlboroughgallery.com

#3

“My favorite coffee shop, Devoción USA serves up the best soy latte and an interior worth instagramming.”

Located right on the border of North and South Williamsburg, this coffee shop is a neighborhood sweetheart, attracting some of the coolest Brooklynites. So, plan in going for a quick coffee, or take your computer to work. They have free wifi!

Location: 69 Grand Street, Williamsburg

www.devocion.com

#4

“Get lost in and discover some pretty original and peculiar zines in a great spot called Printed Matter Inc..”

As they explain, they are the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination, understanding and appreciation of artists’ books. In addition, it’s also a great place to meet interesting people, as Antonia Greco, a dating expert, told us.

Location: 231 11th Avenue, Chelsea

www.printedmatter.org

#5

“Can’t get enough of this Brooklyn-made chocolate at Williamsburg’s Mast Brothers store.”

Founded in 2007 by the brothers, Rick and Michael Mast, their chocolate is known for the super unique craftsmanship, the impeccable packaging, innovative flavors and minimalistic characteristics. So, go taste some of this special flavors, like the Olive Oil, Smoke, Maple and Sheep Milk.

Location: 111 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg

https://mastchocolate.com

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“Inside the New York Public Library on 5th Avenue. Plus, the architecture is breathtaking and the fun is in exploring all the secret rooms like this one.”

Yes, this is one of the touristy spots worth exploring (a million times)! It’s one of the most amazing landmarks in the city, filled with secret stories and rooms!

Location: 5th Avenue at 42nd Street, Midtown

www.nypl.org


Thank you, Sarah, for reaching out and sharing some of your favorites places in town!


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Owen
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Latin Mafia Takes New York Fashion + Art Pop Up Store

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Latin Mafia Takes New York is fashion + art pop-up store that will shake the streets of SoHo, during a full week in April!

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New York City is definitely the city of dreams and the city that every brand wants to be in!

To start, LXT Productions is full service pop-up agency on a mission to help promote fashion brands and expose them to new markets.

How? Mixing fashion creators from the world with different artists, creating a full cultural experience. They aim to help brands connect with consumers by creating an innovative experience to better display the brand’s visions and stories.

Latin Mafia, developed by LXT Productions is a different type of experience that looks to promote design and art from around world, exposing it to international markets.

The pop-up store will mix the best Latin American fashion designers, with great NYC-based artists, creating a full cultural experience.

Some of the brands participating are:

  • Mariah Rovery Joias, from Brazil;
  • Black Mamba, Troupe, TVZ Studio and Nous Etudions, from Argentina;
  • BGG Knits, from Peru;
  • and last but not least, By Malka.

Come by to discover these great designers at Latin Mafia Takes New York pop up store!!!

While you’re in SoHo, you might want to stop for a bite just neighbor to the event, at Freemans Restaurant.

Or try the Moroccan cuisine at Café Gitane, just a few blocks North. For a fantastic night, at one of New York City’s most famous music venues, go to The Bowery Ballroom.

Lastly, if you’re in New York City for shopping, let our Personal Shoppers & Stylists guide your through the best store, deals and trends – regardless of your budget. Plus, we organize a pre selection at all the stores you’re interested in. So, you can be sure to make the best of your shopping day.

Date: April 19th – 25th
Location: 2 Rivington Street – steps away from Freeman’s Alley!


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mariah Rovery Atelier

Redeeming the essence of handicrafted work with New York artisans

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Our Founder, Fê Paronetto, attended a unique weaving class at Space Ninety 8,in Williamsburg. The significance and presence of handcrafted work continues to grow with local New York artisans.

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Handcrafted fashion and handcrafted work has definitely a new meaning today since everything is currently “Made in China”, right? The more customized the better and, when it’s handcrafted, by New York artisans, we love it even more.

This workshop was definitely a must-go for those who believe in creating art with your own hands!

Our Founder, Fê Paronetto, attended a super cool weaving class at Space Ninety 8, in Williamsburg. The afternoon was with the super talented Ahna, Founder of Prissage Studio.

To start, a space sectioned off, within the store, dedicated to the workshop. Urban Outfitters provided some pretty great refreshments, which everyone enjoyed.

As soon as the workshop started, we were provided (to keep!): a handmade wooden loom, tools to weave with – 2 shuttle sticks, a weaving sword, tapestry needle, yarn to finish your tapestry and further instructions.

Plus, it was a 3 hours long course since weaving is a very intensive process. Even so, many people weren’t able to finish their first wall hanging tapestry in class. Ahna taught everyone how continue it at home and finish the piece.

Fê created a tiny one and had enough time to finish it. Take a look at the gallery above to see the final result. Not a pro, but was worth a try…hahaha!

We really enjoyed this unique and fun day with Prissage Studio!

If you like this type of work, take a look at a few home decor stores! We love BDDW, From the Source and Yes Please.


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Heidi Lee
*Last Update on March/2020.*

A Downtown NYC Shopping Guide For Men By Joey Zauzig

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If you’re looking for few great places to shop for men’s clothing and accessories, take a look at this selection by our amazing Contributor, Joey Zauzig! It’s a short downtown NYC shopping guide for men.

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Joey Zauzig shared some of his favorite stores to refresh your closet!

Downtown shopping is something that some would describe as challenging. Uptown shopping has a stigma of having the best stores for your go-to closet must-haves.

Moreover, some of the best spots to shop at downtown do exist. They just might be a bit trickier to find and filter out with all the other boutiques on every street in the downtown boroughs.

For instance, some of my favorite stores from Midtown Manhattan to Brooklyn include, Dover Street Market, Fish for the Hip and Bird.


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Bird is always a great shop not just because of the must have mens pieces it has to offer, but the comfy, downtown environment. Not many know about this retail gem, but you might feel like you’ve struck gold when you see the refined men’s section.

So, trust me, sure to find your winter to fall transition piece here.

Hours:
Williamsburg | Cobble Hill | Fort Greene: Monday – Friday: 12pm – 8pm; Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 7pm
Park Slope: Daily: 11am – 7pm

Locations:
203 Grand Street, Williamsburg
220 Smith Street, Cobble Hill
85 Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene
316 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope

https://birdbrooklyn.com


Fisch for the Hip

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THIS STORE UNFORTUNATELY PERMANENTLY CLOSED!

To be honest, when it comes to designer re-sale, I’m always a bit weary. Additionally, there are so many “popular” ones, you really never know what you are going to get.

Fisch for the Hip is key to finding your favorite designer staples.

Location: 88 1/2 7th Avenue


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Last, but certainly not least, Dover Street Market.

It not only has the dopest selection of your favorite classic and more eclectic pieces, but wins for best esthetically pleasing shopping experience.

Sometimes window shopping isn’t such a depressing thing and if you’re going to do this it would be here. Yet, you would most likely find yourself buying the latest designer piece to hit the floor or grabbing a pastry at Rose Cafe.

Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 11am–7pm
Sunday: 12pm–6pm

Location: 160 Lexington Avenue

http://newyork.doverstreetmarket.com


Plus, if you are interested in consulting with a Personal Shopper for a private service, let our experts arrange it for you. They will put together a customized NYC shopping guide based on your requests, including budget!

In addition, for Corporate requests regarding Fashion Trend Tours or Study Tours, contact out experts to understand what type of projects we’ve done in the past.


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Joey Zauzig and the venues
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Eva Baczynska: Top NYC Tips By A Beauty, Health & Travel Expert

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The Beauty, Health and Travel Expert, Eva Baczynska, shares her NYC tips! Take a look at 4 places in New York City that you’re likely spot her in!

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Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tommy Mendes Photography

We invited the beautiful and talented Eva Baczynska from Travelle.Co to share her best beauty, health and cool tips in town!

Eva is always on the go and in and out of planes, so she decided to share with us what she does to keep always healthy, fit and in style.

See below her tips:


Beauty Tip: Ten Over Ten

Curiosities Insider Interviews Eva Baczynska Ten Over Ten TriBeCa

“With 3 nail salons in Manhattan (TriBeCa, Soho and Midtown), Ten Over Ten has a super unique store design that will make you feel at home while doing a manicure and pedicure! Plus, the have they own beauty product line!”

Locations:
119 West 56th Street, Midtown
132 West Houston Street, SoHo
112 Reade Street, TriBeCa
121 Fulton Street, Financial District

www.tenoverten.com


Wellness / Exercise Tip: The Fhitting Room

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“The Fhitting Room is a boutique fitness studio, with a super modern environment, offering small classes with huge amounts of calorie burn, lean muscle growth and amazing results!

“Strong is the new skinny,” remember? I, myself, have tried the class! It was e-x-h-a-u-s-t-i-n-g in a wonderful way! Results are definitely guaranteed!”

See more about the post we wrote on the Fhitting Room.

Locations:
201 East 67th Street, Upper East Side
31 West 19th Street, Flatiron
584 Columbus Avenue, Upper West Side

www.fhittingroom.com


Food Tip: Nourish Kitchen

Curiosities Insider Interviews Eva Baczynska Nourish Kitchen

“Located in the West Village, Nourish offers amazing healthy, seasonally-influenced and locally-inspired takeaway foods and café!”

Location: 95 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich Village

www.nourishkitchentable.com


Style Tip: Otte NY

Curiosities Insider Interviews Eva Baczynska Otte NY

“Otte NY is one of the coolest multi brand stores in town! Originally from Williamsburg, each of the 3 stores – Upper East Side, TriBeCa, West Village – have a unique mix of brands that ‘evokes the vibe of each neighborhood’.”

Locations:
121 Greenwich Avenue, West Village
37 North Moore Street, TriBeCa
1281 Madison Avenue, Upper East Side

http://otteny.com


Thank you, Eva, for the amazing NYC tips and congratulations for your fantastic work!!!

See more of her travel expert work on her website.

www.travelle.co


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Eva B. and Tommy Mendes Photography
*Last Update on March/2020.*

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