Grab a Nap with The Dreamery

So this is an interesting way to waste your money. The mattress start-up Casper has just opened The Dreamery, a place where you can…well…take a nap.

You arrive to The Dreamery through a tunnel, check-in and then change into your pajamas before getting ready for your nap. Casper is calling this a wellness experiment. They plan to use the space to host community events and classes as well. As Neil Parikh, Casper co-founder and COO said, “We’re trying to figure out how to encourage this kind of behavior throughout society to get people to take a second and recharge.”

Your nap will cost $25 and can last up to 45 minutes. To enjoy your nap, come to 196 Mercer Street from Monday through Saturday from 11-8pm and on Sunday from 11-6.


Soludos Comes to NYC

So this looks like fun. If you’ve ever ordered from Soludos, then you know that their shoes are adorable and out-of-this-world comfortable. Now, you can actually check them out in person with the pop-up shop in Soho. The store is designed by interior designer Tara Bean and offers a great selection of their amazing footwear. Gotham magazine sat down with founder Nick Brown and Tara Bean to have a chat about their plans.

When asked why he opened up in New York City, Nick Brown explained:

“I started the brand out of my apartment in the West Village about eight years ago—a lot of people think Soludos is a European brand but it was born and raised in NYC. It’s such a dream to have our first shop right next to iconic neighborhood spots like Prince Street Pizza and Cafe Gitane. There’s an incredible blend of both locals and international visitors exploring SoHo regularly. The inspiration and people watching in SoHo is hard to match, with such a deep blend of creativity and fashion in the area. It’s a fun place for us to call home.”

When asked why they created their first brick and mortar store now, Nick explained,

“We’re really proud of how beautiful our product is, from the leather-soled sandals, sneakers and of course our espadrilles and really wanted to give our customers the opportunity to touch and feel the quality of the materials we’re using. It’s amazing to meet our customers to get their invaluable feedback as we continue to evolve.”

Come and touch. And enjoy. And buy!

Gitano NYC – Worth the Visit!

So this is an interesting thought for the summer. Gitano NYC is creating a pop-up restaurant for the summer in SoHo. But it’s not just any pop-up. Garrett Magee, the co-founder at Manscapers New York told PIX11 News that “We had to go down to Florida ourselves, scout out 400 Palm trees. We picked the trees out ourselves.”

They brought in 400 large and small palm trees to create a tropical feel for the restaurant. While Gitano hasn’t yet opened, it should be open soon. But when the weather gets cold again, they’ll be closing up and heading back down to Miami until the following summer.