Holiday Gift Hunting

Holiday Season can be very stressful. There are so much to do and always not enough time.

You have to find a right outfit, come up with a menu, in case you are hosting a Holiday Party and on top of all that you have to find gifts for all the members of your family and friends.

To make your Holiday preparations less time consuming and more enjoyable we explored few Holiday Markets in the city, and found plenty of cool, affordable gift options.  You really don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on gifts, just walk around the city and get inspired by beautiful holiday lights, decorations and pop-up holiday markets with great selection of creative unique items.

One of the most popular Holiday Markets in New York City is the one in Bryant Park. Whatever you’re looking for, the Winter Village has you covered, with crafts and goods from over 125 retailers. You will find there hand-made candles, high-end teas, Christmas Tree ornaments, plenty of cute wardrobe pieces for cold winter days, hand-made interior decorations, and even unique hand-made  skin care products. Plus free ice-skating, and a pop-up restaurant overlooking the rink will make it even more enjoyable shopping experience. Winter Village at Bryant Park is going to be open until January 4 2015.

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Another big Holiday Market located in Grand Central is hosting 15th annual Holiday Fair with 76 vendors, from the New York Times to artisanal hat and jewelry makers. Who can turn down a break from the cold in Vanderbilt Hall? This Market will be open until December 24.

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One of our favorite Markets is The Union Square Holiday Market . When the red-and-white-striped tents go up, you know it’s time to start gift hunting. Sip on steaming hot apple cider as you wander through rows of stalls filled with ornaments, spices, and practically anything that can be handmade. This Holiday Market heaven is open until December 24.

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For the residents of Upper West Side  Columbus Circle Holiday Market will be open until December 24. After a winter stroll through Central Park, stop off at this annual market to grab some top-notch chocolate, hot cider, or comfort food. Then check out the locally made wares, including jewelry and homemade wooden puzzles. Plenty of cute gift options can be found there.

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Holiday Handmade Cavalcade is another Holiday pop-up market in Chelsea, open only for 1 weekend December 13 – 14. Here you will definitely find a gift for everyone on your list. Etsy.com brings its online crafts bonanza to life with a weekend in Chelsea Market. Over the weekend, 60 different vendors will sell their one-of-a-kind goods, including handmade clothing, toys, home wares, and stationery. Plus, the first hundred shoppers each day will receive a swag bag.

Happy Holiday Shopping Everyone :)

Halloween Treats in New York City

When you travel to New York you want to bring back home with you something memorable and unique, something that only New York City has. So we thought, Halloween is very American Holiday and New York offers the best ways to celebrate it and the best treats can be found in the Big Apple as well. We will introduce you to the best of the best chocolate shops in New York that create delicious and cool looking Halloween themed chocolates.

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Our Hotel located in Tribeca and when we have chocolate cravings the only place we go to is TriBeCa Treats, its only one block away from Cosmopolitan and they have really good stuff. Big variety of cupcakes, brownies (to die for), chocolate nutty barks and chocolate covered pretzels, you can purchase majority of their treats individually or in a gift boxes. For Halloween TriBeCa Teats creating colorful frosted and sugar cookies in shapes of ghosts, pumpkin and all other Halloween characters. Very cute and delicious gift idea.

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Li-Lac Chocolates has been satisfying chocolate cravings in the West Village since 1923. This local New York City shop offers chocolates in memorable shapes as well as delicious American treats like turtles and almond bark. They also make Holliday special treats and their selection of Halloween themed items is amazing. You can find there everything from Caramel Apples to white chocolate mummy in a milk chocolate coffin.  It’s just a wonderland of chocolate.

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Jacques Torres Chocolate have multiple locations in the City one of them is in Soho. At Jacques Torres boutiques, you can see chocolate being made, but don’t get so distracted you forget to taste the delicious, moderately priced chocolates. We like their Halloween selection, dark and milk Chocolate Pumpkins , Wicked Hot chocolate and mouth-watering Wicked Pecan Brittle.

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Richart Design in Midtown East Manhattanis French chocolatier well known for creative, high quality chocolates and famous for the beauty of their chocolate creations. Treat yourself with Michel Richart’s latest Halloween creations: some dark Venezuela chocolates filled with an orange and cinnamon ganache, made with cream from Bress or blood orange mini-macaroons. The ideal companions of a Halloween evening, evoking frightening stories and seeking comfort from the finest chocolates bonbons.

Happy Halloween J

 

 

 

 

Shop Chic TriBeCa on Sale

Nili Lotan
High End Boutique located on 188 Duane St. presents simple, elegant, street style inspired silhouettes made of luxury materials. Israeli born New York-based designer Nili Lotan creating beautiful pieces for sophisticated modern urban women. In their sale section you will be able to find very feminine items such as silk camisoles, super light cashmere and linen sweaters and hoodies for a very reasonable price.
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Calypso St. Barth
Luxury eclectic boutique on 137 West Broadway inspired by travel, culture and the arts. Offers a wonderfully refreshing sense of escape with exquisite textures, rich colors and special embellishments. Calypso’s sale section has plenty of colorful silk caftans , maxi silk and linen dresses, light as feather cashmere cardigans, comfy neutral colors sandals and even cozy pieces for your home décor such as Moroccan print pillows.
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Patron Of The New
Elegant High End lifestyle boutique located on 151 Franklin St. Patron Of The New is a place for individuals with very selective eye. It’s concept store with almost indefinable versatility and brands that are treated with cult-like respect by fans, such as Balmain, Rodarte, Rick Owens, Hood By Air, Alexandre Plokhov and many more …
Check out their sale section that is full of standout pieces and everyday chic garbs.
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Steven Alan
Heritage inspired line of men’s and women’s casual wear. Steven Alan has become a household name for hip consumers. If you are looking for edgier version of traditional garb check out Steven Alan’s sale section.
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La Garconne
Modern sophistication from emerging designers, bold standout pieces among timeless classics. At La Garconne you will find a perfect attire for work and play. Shop sale for cute basic T-shirts, comfy pullovers or long sleeve tees.
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Shopping for quality than quantity in TriBeCa

TriBeCa is one of New York City’s most fashionable and desirable neighborhoods. Famous early 20th century buildings and historic warehouses were converted into art galleries, world renowned restaurants and shopping boutiques. The industrial past combines with a family-friendly atmosphere and an exciting dining and nightlife. It is not a surprise that TriBeCa is considered one of the best places to live and is home to many celebrities.

It is a perfect location with upscale and unique shops where quality matters more than quantity.

Century 21 Department Store

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The Mysterious Bookshop

mysterious bookshop4mysterious bookshop5The oldest mystery bookstore in the U.S. specializes in mystery, crime, horror and spy genres. Bibliophiles will find first or limited editions and rare novels. 

J. Crew Men’s Shop at the Liquor Store

jcrew-liquor-tribeca-nycjcrew_store_03_main A former liquor store and bar has become an exclusive shop with a collection of menswear clothing, including suits, ties and dress shoes. The cool styles at the J. Crew Men’s Shop are created from a collaboration of various designers.

Philip Williams Posters

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Calypso St. Barth

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Housing Works Thrift Shop

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Whole Foods Marked

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Shop ’til You Drop in SoHo

SoHo (SOuth of HOuston Street) is famous for its land-marked architecture, cast-iron fronted buildings and the cobblestone streets.

But for all trendsetters it is THE upscale shopping district with fashion looks ranging between chic and mainstream, hip and classic, vintage and modern.

Major fashion houses and high-end boutiques attract with stylish shops and uber-fashionable international designers.

Bloomingdale’s

The historic department store features a selection of clothes for men, women, children and a beauty department.

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Topshop

The retail store brings classic British style from London to New York.

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REI Soho

The outdoor-equipment retailer offers clothing and accessories for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling, skiing, snowboarding and a bike shop.

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Design within Reach

Purposeful and innovative furniture along with an authentic design.

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Balenciaga

The French Haute Couture by creative director Alexander Wang is elegant and stylish.

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Jonathan Adler furniture

“if your heir won’t fight over it, we won’t make it” says Jonathan Adler who combines contemporary and colorful design.

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Swatch

The brand with its high-quality wristwatches exists since 1983.

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