Dita Eyewear Store Comes to SoHo

eye-glasses-310236_640If you’re in the market for hip glasses, you can now enjoy Dita. The West Coast eyewear brand has not come to SoHo. Founders John Juniper and Jeff Solorio have opened their first flagship store on Lafayette south of Houston.

As they said, “We feel our customers enjoy shopping in Soho even if they live up town or visit New York. Eyewear is a very personal item therefor we want our customers to enjoy their shopping experience in a relaxing environment; a large space downtown with large windows was a natural choice.”

They currently have three stores in Newport Beach, LA and Tokyo and now they are adding the SoHo addition. The brand has been active since 1995, now plans to open a manufacturing facility in Sabae, Japan. The glasses take almost eight months to make and range in retail price from $390 to $1000 for the Lancier series.

Some of you may remember when Beyonce wore a pair of Dita glasses in her 7/11 video. These retailed for $375. Come in soon and enjoy a chance to be like Beyonce.


The Cat’s Meow of Bakeries

cat-207583_640If you love cats and enjoy pastries – you’re in luck now in SoHo. Meow Parlour has just opened and this is New York City’s first permanent cat cafe. Yes, you heard that correctly.

Meow Parlour comes from two bakery owners who already have Macaron Parlour. They have partnered with KittyKind, a rescue group for cats, to create a place for people to get pastries and check out the adoptable cats.

As Meow Parlour co-founder Emilie Legrand said, “Our goal is to have as many cats adopted as possible. Our partnership with KittyKind is very important to us.”

As many as 20 customers at a time can sit and relax here. But you’re charged for your time at Meow Parlour at the rate of $4 for every half our. There is a children’s hour as well for $6 per hour.

As Christina Ha, co-founder, said “Our space is designed with both people and cats in mind. I hope people are happy coming here; to enjoy some coffee and pastries, and to relieve some stress.”

At the moment the cafe, with the full name Meow Parlour Patisserie, is only open by appointment. They hope to start inviting walk-ins next month.