NYC: Your Quick Soho Guide


NYC: Your Quick Soho Guide

The Mondrian hotel's entrance and garden. Conveniently located near Opening Ceremony, Derek Lam, Smile To Go, and Jil Sander.

This summer, I am based in Soho and ready to share my must-do’s. Interning in Soho has its advantages; there are too many ways to spend a lunch break. Whether you’re working here or just visiting, these are my absolute favorite ways to waste the day away in Soho.

Clothes Shopping

Opening Ceremony

1) Opening Ceremony: Check out our style crush on Opening Ceremony’s Kate Foley!

2) TopShop: This British retailer is pricier in the U.S. but hey, you can’t get it easily anywhere else!

3) Isabel Marant: The easiest way to get that Parisian-cool look.

4) Alexander Wang: I’m sure you’ve heard of him.

5) Derek Lam: Known to reinvent American sportswear, his clothes are wearable… yet not too wearable (his pieces are quite pricey!).

6) AllSaints: British clothes that are fashion-forward. Emma Watson has been seen in their soft leather jackets.



Miscellaneous (More!) Shopping 

1) Kate’s Paperie: For the cutest cards and wrapping paper. (A great place to give thank you cards to your boss and co-workers after your internship ends!)

2) Calypso Home: For that easy-beautiful feel! Calypso makes your home so casual yet chic.

3) Ankasa: Literally the most amazing pillows and bedding you will ever find. I am obsessed. Finally, Moroccan-styled decor meets Oscar de la Renta!

4) Jerome Dreyfuss: Married to Isabel Marant, Jerome designs gorgeous bags that won’t be “in” for just a season.

5) Harneys & Sons: Yummy yummy tea!

Smile To Go


1) Smile To Go: Absolutely delicious (try their eggplant caponata and their bacon sandwich!) and healthy.

2) Despaña: Gourmet food goes to Spain. A perfect quick eating stop in Soho (seating located in the back of the store).

3) Balthazar: Where brunch-ers dream of.

4) Ferrara: Technically not in Soho, but rather located in Little Italy, this Italian bakery makes cannolis so delicious I couldn’t bear to not include it. Just a short walk away from Soho (less than 5-10 minutes), you’ll find a bustling little cafe with indoor seating and outdoor sorbets. Known for its desserts, their cannolis are a must.

5) Imperial No. Nine: This too-cool restaurant is part of the Mondrian hotel. With its sustainable seafood and handcrafted cocktails by John Lermayer, what’s not to miss?

– Elonia McHenry


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