during the big snow storm between xmas and new years i took some time to explore our neighborhood. the streets were quiet and i was getting cabin fever so i bundled up in my puffy coat and warmest boots and began my quest over to 9th avenue. we moved back in april but with traveling and work and visitors i haven't had a chance to really explore. i love to walk the streets looking in store windows then return home to do more research about places i just saw and discover new boutiques and restaurants to stop in next time. (with our trip to argentina we did most of our shopping online, which is efficient, but does not support the local stores)
on this outing i came across 3 lovely spots on 9th avenue between 16th street and 20th street. had i discovered them before xmas i could have completed all my shopping right there! so many wonderful gift ideas, antiques, creative decor pieces, childrens clothing, etc. if you are in the neighborhood i highly recommend stopping in to say hi.
my little sunshine: clothes.toys.haircuts
this precious children's boutique opened in september of 2010 and has the perfect mix of unique and good quality children's clothing, fun toys, and an airplane chair in the back for haircuts!!! genius! it is a one stop shop for your kids or gifts for nieces and nephews. opened by two couples (natalia and robert plotkin and tara and danny figotin), the store is currently focusing on ages newborn to 6-years-old. see more details here and here
this teeny store is packed full of quite the mix of decorative and functional ceramic and glassware, festive throw pillows, artwork, clean-lined furniture, unique lighting, and jewelry by local artists. a great place to find a one of a kind gift or the perfect addition to your eclectic home. more info here
this european lifestyle store is the type of place you never want to leave...with the warm wood floor and delicious fragrances from the large assortment of beautiful candles mixed with the fabulous personality of the owner, ramsey, and the french and european table linens and handmade pottery. maison140 also features an exceptional collection of stationery and other accessories.