When it’s the 27th day of rain in Vancouver, it’s lovely to look back at photos of sunny days in Soho. The area South of Houston Street (aka Soho) is one of my favourite places, and it’s usually one of the first stops when I visit New York. It’s the perfect place to wander around, have a coffee and discover something new.
Soho is filled with great cafes, shopping, places for brunching and getting the perfect instagram. Here are a few of my favourite spots in Soho:
I first fell in love with the ADORABLE cups designed by Candice Kaye for Maman. Then I tasted the coffee and it instantly became my favourite spots. Maman serves family-inspired recipes from the south of france, including sandwiches, bakes goods and desserts. They also have locations in Tribeca and Toronto. Oh I hope they open in Vancouver soon!
Shop: Celine Store on Wooster
There are so many wonderful shops in Soho. From designer boutiques to home decor stores, to one-of-a-kind galleries and fast fashion favourites. I love walking through the streets of Soho and finding new and interesting places to shop. The design boutiques are quite spectacular, the Celine store definitely being a favourite where we shot these photos. The cobble streets and beautiful architecture make your shopping experience just that more enjoyable.
Tea: Cha Cha Matcha
Again with the pretty cups! The name Cha Cha Matcha is derived from the word “Ocha,” which translates to “tea” in Japanese. This darling tea (and coffee) shop showcases the authentic flavour of Japanese Ceremonial Matcha. I discovered this place via instagram during fashion week and had to add it to list of to do’s. The shop itself is adorable featuring fun wallpaper, palm tree–dotted banquettes and a cute pink espresso machine.
Lunch: Jacks Wife Freda
You must of seen the cute menus and even cuter sugar packettes from Jack’s Wife Freda on instagram. The lively all-day bistro serves American-Mediterranean cuisine and cocktails, revising familiar twists on everyday food. There are two cafes in the city, both of which are very popular. Brunch, lunch or dinner, this place is an absolute must!Dinner: La Esquina
I could eat Mexican food anytime. We tried many different spots in New York, but Lasquina was my favourite. This casual corner taqueria has a hidden restaurant below that serves upmarket Mexican fare. The corner spot is fantastic too. Quick, casual and absolutely delicious. Be sure to order a side of the spicy roasted corn on the cob!