After closing its doors for a quick re-vamp, clothing boutique Honey in the Rough is re-opening with expanded lines focusing on childrenswear and stylish clothing for expecting moms. The popular Rivington store now sells children’s toys, as well, making this a one stop shop for store owner Ashley Hanosh’s loyal customers who are trending towards having kids now.
Hester Street Fair Returns for Season Two - photo by thelodownny.com
The Hester Street Fair kicked off its second season in stlye on Saturday, as over 11,000 visitors stopped by to sample the fantastic selection of food and hand-crafted/vintage goods, while enjoying the perfect spring weather. Our friend, (and a co-founder of the fair) SuChin Pak, has just sent word that Luke’s Lobster was sold out by 3pm, Kings County Jerky sold out by 2pm and all of the food vendors had run out of many popular items by 4pm. Luckily La Sonrisa, Mighty Balls and Cheekys held down the fort until the very end (barely!).
Pak noted that, thanks to the Mother’s Day traffic, some of their jewelry vendors had their biggest sales to date. Here are some photos from our visit, including one of the Melt Bakery owners, Kareem Hamady and Julian Plyter, who are excited to be opening a brick and mortar space of their very own on Orchard Street, sometime in the next few months. They make some darn good ice cream sandwiches! (Melt will be featured in our Hester Street Fair Profile coming up this Wednesday.)
For some fun, one of a kind gifts make sure to stop by the “Face to Face Holiday Market” at NOR.FOLKS.NYC this weekend. They will be featuring a curated line of work from 30+ international and native New York artists – from fine art, photography, fashion, jewelry, and accessories for women, men, babies, and pets. An opening reception will be held on Friday, December 3rd, from 6pm-10pm // December 3, 4, 5th // 12-10pm // 139 Norfolk Street.
A new handbag designer, Lindsey Hufnagel, will be hosting a launch party for her collection, "Horse + Nail" tomorrow night at the Pop-up shop on Orchard (186 Orchard St. between Houston and Stanton). Fresh out of Parsons School of Design, with a few high couture internships under her belt, (as well as a costume internship with Martin Pakledinaz for a broadway production of “The pirate Queen”) she is ready to debut her "horse tack inspired" bags. The shopping party tomorrow starts at 7:00pm and includes drinks and music by D://BOi. The shop will be open through September 29th.