lower east side

Freaking Out About Reformation

Freaking Out About Reformation

On the gorgeous faux spring day that we had this past weekend I took a stroll around the Lower East Side, checking out the shops that struck my fancy. For the most part, I walked in, loved the shop, and then ran out when everything I picked up was over $350. This, friends, is why(…)

Noodle Heaven at Cocoron!

Noodle Heaven at Cocoron!

A little background: I was vegetarian for something like 13 years, and due to the fact that I grew up in a city that isn’t a hotbed of Japanese cuisine (Buffalo), I kind of missed out on the whole ramen-not-out-of-a-package thing until a year or so ago! Most vegetarian Japanese noodles (ramen, soba, udon) were(…)

Vanity Projects: Nail Artists From All Over the World All Up in NYC!

Vanity Projects: Nail Artists From All Over the World All Up in NYC!

Ever want to get your nails did by nail artists whom you follow on Instagram but who don’t live in NYC so you can never get your nails did by them? Well, Vanity Projects, a soon-to-open nail salon and art gallery, will let you achieve those dreams! VP is the brainchild of  Rita de Alencar Pinto,(…)

Computer Love: Our Favorite Links of the Week

FAB: Dior’s stick-on eyeliner Velvet Eyes…too fabulous for words. Must try the McQueen cocktail at Mary Queen of Scots v. v. soon. Girls, women, ladies rejoice: Rookie Mag has launched! U: Kenyan rapper Muthoni the Drummer Queen’s single “Welcome to the Disco” is one of the best things we’ve heard in a while. Get tickets(…)

Spied it, Tried it: Il Laboratorio del Gelato

A few weeks ago it was HOT in the city. On those days sometimes you just want to eat ice cream for lunch, or in this case, gelato. So for my third installment of my ‘eat all the ice cream’ series (inspired by this article), I headed over to il laboratorio del gelato for the(…)

Penchant For Prints? It’s Yumi Kim Time!

I’ve let it be known that I’m a fan of Yumi Kim’s flowy, silk mix-and-match pieces. They are effortless, timeless pieces that are just as at home on the beach, in the office, or at a party.  Yumi Kim’s spring and summer collections of new prints, shapes, and fits doesn’t disappoint–bright pinks, perfect peaches, crisp(…)

20×200: Art Prints for the People!

Jen Bekman opened her teensy Lower East Side Gallery in 2003 with the goal of supporting emerging artists and budding collectors.  With a warm atmosphere, tons of great events, and frequent competitions for artists wanting to get their work into a gallery for the first time, Jen has definitely accomplished her goal of introducing new(…)

Sweet Nothings from In God We Trust

In God We Trust, the mini-empire of thoughtfully appointed boutiques by Brooklyn-based designer/curator extraordinaire, Shana Tabor, is just the place to go when you want to get a friend a gift. My latest obsessions here (and there have been many) are the Sweet Nothings pendants – and at $40 a pop, they’re the perfect price(…)