Sunday, April 10, 2011

Gold in my weird neighborhood

This morning when I was walking home to my apartment in the deep part of the lower east side (if you consider it the les still/chinatown/projects area), I decided to take Henry street, which I never do, but because I don't think after years of living a block south of it that I have ever walked on Henry. And when I turned the corner I came across a storefront with no sign and the window full of beautiful cactus plants, and I peeked in and saw an array of gorgeous leather shoes and bags. After some digging, I found out it is called ABK and the owner, Alya Kazakevich hand makes all of the leather goods. I am going to try to go back today with Luke. It is odd and really exciting coming across anything like this south of Canal street. A little treasure on my end of the neighborhood

Thursday, April 7, 2011

ANAISE/the cutest new e-shop

Today was the launch of a very beautiful new e-shop called ANAISE. In July my boyfriend and I are moving in together and I am crazy about these cups and pretty tablecloths. Luke and I were actually talking about tablecloths just yesterday (we were!) and these are the top of my wishlist. The selection of dresses and everything else is so wonderfully curated. I don't have much to say besides you should check it out and spread the word!

My wishlist at the moment:

Akiko Graham custard cup $14, with the aforementioned linen tablecloth $60

crazy cute Loup voile cotton undies $36

Fog Linen butter knife $7 and A D├ętacher dress $649

most perfect onepiece from Mociun and a small leather shoulder bag by Tannis Hegan