Nolita is the name of the area we stayed. It didn't take long to actually feel at home in this part of Manhattan. It is next to SoHo and Chinatown and it is an area where you can easily spend a day in the little shops and lunch places in Elizabeth st, Mott st, Spring st, Mulberry st. In Elizabeth st I met Allison, one of the designers of Thomas Sires. They have a great little shop where they are selling own designed clothes but also Ferm Living (just like us) and they were just going to start to sell Tas-ka! What a co-incidence! Another great shop in that street: Love Adorned It is a really different looking shop where they sell jeweIry, art and interior stuff. I almost bought the especially for Rag & Bone (corner Elizabeth and Houston st.) designed Hunter boots. I could only just resist it. You can have great lunch at Tartinery, Epistrophy, Fonda Nolita (they don't have a website of their own) When you are still looking for a hotel in NYC, I can definately recommend staying in The Nolitan hotel: good sized rooms, really nice hotel staff, relaxed lobby, cool roofterrace. We loved having dinner in Beauty & Essex (Sunday Brunches are also cool there, with a DJ) Real NY feel you will have in The Mercer Kitchen Not very far from Nolita you will find Bleecker st. We had a coffee at Angelique's and we didn't have a cupcake at Magnolia Bakery ;) but you will recognize it if you watched all episodes of Sex & the City... Other nice shops on this street: Bookmarc, and you will find small shops of big brands such as: Mac, Mulberry, Intermix, Nars etc.
One more blogpost on NYC to come: MoMa, Guggenheim, Brooklyn Gospel church and 9/11 memorial
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