Food Find: Regina’s Grocery NYC

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Regina’s Grocery NYC is your new LES neighborhood Italian joint where classic Italian sandwiches are refined, and family business is redefined. The lovely Regina lends not only her name, but also her Italian cooking expertise to this vibrant new sandwich shop/Italian grocery. Running the business and design end of this partnership is Regina’s son, Roman Grandinetti, who brings an unexpected twist to the fledgling sandwich […]

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The Curators: Coming Soon New York ’s Helena Barquet & Fabiana Faria on LES for the Creative Set

(This article by Jenny Nguyen first appeared in Soon Is Today) At the intersection of the Lower East Side and Chinatown, somewhere along the hip end of Orchard Street is Coming Soon New York – A different kind of gift and interiors shop where co-owners Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria have injected their own kooky-cool […]

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Restaurant Find: Happy Ending NYC

Happy Ending NYC | Restaurant Hotspot

A former dive bar, and former-former ‘massage parlor’, cheekily-titled Happy Ending has been reimagined as an intimate downtown restaurant and nightspot. Psychedelic striped wallpaper and touches of Miami kitsch create a flirty Mad-Men-esque vibe, and the live jazz band in the evenings keep it decidedly loungey. The dinner menu features French classics with a retro […]

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Cocktail Bar Find: Sel Rrose NYC

Sel Rrose NYC | Cocktail Hotspot

A stunning amalgamation of early 20th century Parisian style and “demolition chic”, Sel Rrose on Bowery is inspired by artist Marcel Duchamp (or Rrose Sélavy, his feminine alter ego!) in its name, décor and even its cocktails. Smooth navy leather furniture and marble-topped tables complement the distressed walls and Duchamp-inspired décor touches – industrial elements […]

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Cool Shop Find: Top Hat NYC

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With its wood-paneled walls and elegant arrangement of objects, Top Hat’s interior conjures up the coziness of a Scandinavian sauna and the breezy simplicity of a Ginza gallery. This international vibe is underscored by the provenance of the goods on display, which are sourced from far-flung locations around the world. Colorfully patterned rolls of masking […]

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NYC Holiday Pop-Up Shops: The Cleverly Curated List

NYC Pop Up Shop Guide | Shopping Hotspots_Tictail

Ever get the feeling that you’ve just seen it all before? Finding a unique gift can be a challenge, and often one of the greatest frustrations of holiday shopping is coming across the same merchandise again and again. Luckily a host of exciting pop-ups are surfacing all over New York, presenting wares from emerging indie […]

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Fantasy Restaurants: Nicole Franzen’s Best of NYC

Nicole Franzen NYC Restaurant Guide

Clean, classic, minimalistic, with a mixture of old and new – these are not only the eye-pleasing things we’re constantly searching for at Melting Butter – they’re what we’ve found in our latest city curator and major Insta-crush Nicole Franzen. A Brooklyn-based food, lifestyle and travel photographer, Nicole’s work has built a cult following of […]

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Cool Shop Find: Coming Soon New York

Coming Soon New York | Shopping Hotspot

Part vintage furniture and kooky home wares, with a sprinkling of unique jewelry and artisanal body products, Coming Soon New York’s floor-to-ceiling storefront on Orchard Street appears like a portal into the city’s coolest studio apartment. Inside, there’s a decidedly domestic quality, with mid-century dining tables, chairs, and coffee tables laden with classic Scandinavian enamelware, […]

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Cool Shop Find: Project No. 8 NYC

Project No. 8 NYC | Shopping Hotspot_Benedikt Josef

(Project No. 8 NYC has been reported closed) Opened in 2009 as a destination for sophisticated yet quirky menswear, Project No. 8 has since evolved into a carefully curated mix of unique objects, publications, and high-quality men’s and women’s fashion. Created by Various Projects (the design collective of Elizabeth Beer and Brian Janusiak) Project No. […]

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Cocktail Bar Find: Nitecap NYC

Nitecap NYC | Melting Butter Cocktail Hotspot

Nitecap NYC is a subterranean cocktail den situated in the basement of a Lower East Side restaurant offering confident cocktails inside an unpretentious environment. The distinguished team; hailing from Death & Co and Maison Premiere have made a refreshing point of this unpretentiousness by hiring sincerely friendly staff that necessarily aren’t clad in bowties and […]

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