Jin Soon Hand & Foot Spas

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I was first introduced to Jin Soon Hand & Foot Spas by my friend Maria from Liz Claiborne.  We went to the tiny West Village location on Jones St. between Bleeker and West 4th Street years ago.  I remember at the time thinking it was pricey but more than that it was extremely cramped with only two children’s desk stations.  I thought it odd and it didn’t feel quite so luxurious.  I knew nothing about … Continue reading

Lazaro Soho

Lazaro Soho

Lazaro Soho can best be described as a rock ‘n roll jewelry store, primarily for men.  The designer, Lazaro Diaz, has been in business since 1981 making hand-crafted jewelry for the stars.  This single flagship store has a rather robust inventory of super cool jewelry and rockin’ apparel. Leather, silver, onyx, lava, diamonds and black diamonds are the primary materials, although there is a fair amount of over-the-top precious jewelry for ladies as well.  The … Continue reading

Gudrun Sjoden Soho

Gudrun Sjoden Soho

Gudrun Sjoden Soho is the US Flagship of this Swedish organic ‘green’ clothing, accessory and home store.  The story here is color and print.  Did I say color and print?  This is a cross between Spring 2013 Anthropologie and Eileen Fisher.  It is most definitely geared for the 45+ crowd most likely not urban-dwelling.  Tragically unhip stuff, but certainly happy looking.  The home products are far better and would add a nice pop of color … Continue reading

Kisan Concept Store – CLOSED

http://www.kisanstore.com/ 125 Greene Street – SoHo This is a super-cool eclectic store carrying home goods, accessories and apparel for all ages and both genders. They’ve got books, hats ‘n’ gloves, cool apparel, stuffed animals, overpriced jewelry, handbags, vintage DVD’s and on it goes. There’s pretty much something for everyone. There’s something way cool about everything; it’s very urban. I’ve noted boutiques and reviewers now consider themselves ‘curated’, which cracks me up a bit. Let’s say … Continue reading

Small Business Saturday

Today is Small Business Saturday! Pledge to go out and support the small businesses in your neighborhood today and for the entire holiday season. Can anyone share a cool home/gift store near their NYC neighborhood? I will go check them out and feature them on the site through Christmas.

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