Christmas shopping in New York is very cozy with all the lights, Christmas decorations and happy people spending lots of money. This was my first visit to the nice shop Michele Varian on Howard Street in Soho, and I was in search of a gift for my daughter. I wanted to find something to decorate her room as she had recently gotten her own after sharing with her brother, New York style, for two years.
In Michele Varian I found a pop-up shop called "Birdie and the Boy”. It was very cute, elevated in a room with the feeling of a treehouse in the middle of the shop that had been converted from an office. Luckily, I found a multi-colored string pennant to give her room a little splash of color. She loved it.
There are many places in New York to go for a quick and healthy lunch. At Smile-to-Go, they serve delicious, Mediterranean-inspired menus that you can either take out or enjoy there, if you are lucky enough to get one of their three tables. There are other locations, including a full-service restaurant on Bond Street and a café in Tribeca’s Shinola, which we’ve visited in an earlier post.
The Storm boys get their hair cut at the absolute coolest barber in New York — Fellow Barber. They have three locations: Williamsburg, Soho and the West Village, all of which are like stepping into an earlier age, except with the newest and nicest products. Want a hipster haircut? Wait until you visit New York. You don’t have to make a reservation; in fact, you can’t. Just come in, line up and wait for your turn. It’s well worth it.