Le Palais des Thés, “the palace of tea” in French, provides an oasis amidst the busy streets of New York City. The tea shop was founded by François-Xavier Delmas, a passionate world traveler and tea extraordinaire who creates relationships with farmers while visiting their tea plantations . . . more
3D printed replicas of you and your friends, even pets! Their amazing DOOB-licator looks like a space age elevator equip with hundreds of cameras that simultaneously snap in seconds to capture your body image from all angles.
2D images go through their proprietary software and are converted . . . more
With smooth, brown leather couches, hardwood floors and a bar by the counter, MiN’s flagship store in SoHo promises luxury to its guests. Filled with innumerable bottles of unisex fragrance, the boutique specializes in personalized guidance that helps bring the perfect scent to its customers. Its . . . more
Cec LePage debuted her eponymous Lucite accessories collection in 1979, creating one-of-a-kind high fashion runway jewelry for John Anthur, Marc Jacobs, Tokio Kumagai, Geoffrey Beene, and Patricia Field, the stylist for HBO’s Sex in the City series. In 1990, LePage went on to launch her line of . . . more
Alpana Bawa doesn’t believe in black. Her love of color is beautifully evident in her NoLIta boutique, from the red vinyl floor to the infinite color palette that defines her clothing and accessories. Alpana Bawa’s upbringing in India is apparent in her brilliant designs as well, as the mix of . . . more
Prepare to amaze your palette with some of the finest teas from the family-run Harney & Sons, a gourmet tea shop and tea salon. What started out as a small operation, distributing eight teas, now carries over 300 types, sourced from small tea farms all over the world. Customers can find an eclectic . . . more
An exquisite variety of fine eats and treats. Cafe M has an air of being in Paris, with it's sidewalk cafe and chic petite interior filled with delicious nibbles of gourmet chocolate bars, French Macarons and pints of local hand-packed ice creams. Complimenting the fresh pastries, delicious . . . more
The charming, neighborhood bakery is home to sweets from one of the top pastry chefs in the country, Dominique Ansel, creator of the much sought-after cornut. Filled with flaky, croissant-like dough, miniature meringues, cakes, tarts, sorbet, and even items appropriate for a lunch meeting. . . . more
Pearl River Chinese department store, once a long standing New York institution had to close it's doors back in December 2015 due to real estate inflation. It has now resurfaced down in Chinatown at a much smaller location — an edited version of the former glorious Pearl River. Unfortunately the . . . more
With twenty years of classic and feminine clothing design under her belt, Janice Huminska makes full circle, returning to her beloved neighborhood on a quaint, tree-lined street in the East Village. The boutique has the scent of freshly picked flowers and the interior boasts elegance with racks of . . . more
Walk into a colorful world of handcrafted goodies, Jooneechees, an eclectic little gift shop beyond the average retail store. Jooneechees, the Japanese word for 12, was created out of Ann Poole’s vision of owning a shop featuring unique merchandise from a variety of different artists, while . . . more
Dirty Bird serves slowly prepared comfort food made with healthy, organic seasonal ingredients. Delicious Southern-inspired chicken dishes are made with free-range organic chickens, raised without hormones or antibiotics. The soulful comfort food menu includes traditional Southern fried chicken . . . more
Mastihashop is the official store of a co-op from the island of Chios, Greece. It is the only shop in America to feature the unique product Chios Mastiha, which is a resin found exclusively on trees on the southern portion of Chios. The tree sap is quite special because it is a natural resource . . . more
One of the best French patisserie cafes in New York City can be found in the beautiful neighborhood of NoLIta. Laurent Dupal, chef and founder of Ceci-Cela is dedicated to filing his bakery with classic French delicacies, many of which can only be had in France. Using only the finest ingredients . . . more
Coffee drinkers get a different view on daily brew with real live coffee projects. Kaleena and Sum, the owners of Coffee Project are smart and clever, adding interest to a familiar drink by showing there customers the many creative ways to experience coffee.