Last time, we explored the Chelsea area; this time, let's visit the Upper West Side!
Are you a Downton Abbey fan? You're in luck! Check out the Downton Abbey: The Exhibition. Located on 218 W 57th Street (between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue), it is conveniently located near the Q or R 57 Street Station. Buy tickets online to see three floors of props, costumes, and behind the scenes from the show.
When you're done, walk to Columbus Circle to take the 1 or 2 uptown to 86 Street Station. Near the stop is Jacob's Pickles (509 Amsterdam Ave between 84th Street and 85th Street). While everything is delicious, our personal favorites are their 4 pickles for $11, poutine, sausage gravy smothered chicken, and grilled salmon salad. Portions are on the bigger side and are meant to be shared.
Don't stop now. Walk off the food a little bit by heading to Milk Bar (561 Columbus Avenue between 87th Street and 88th Street). Must tries are their cereal milk soft serve and crack pie. (Photos by milkbarstore.)
There's a lot to do in NYC. Here's a scenic itinerary for you to enjoy:
Start at the High Line from their 34th Street and 12th Avenue entrance. If you come into NYC through Penn Station like we did, the closest entrance is on 28th Street. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes to fully enjoy the scenery. Walk all the way down and then get off at their 16th Street entrance.
From there you are near Chelsea Market (75 9th Avenue between 15th and 16 Streets). It's indoors so you can take a break from the summer heat while looking at the different shops and restaurants. They also expanded to include the Chelsea Local for all your grocery needs.
While at Chelsea Market, don't forget to stop at the Lobster Place which is a fan favorite where you can eat fresh oysters and lobsters!
If you're looking for pizza, Artichoke Pizza (114 10th Ave) isn't too far away from the market.
Head over to The Pint Shop (459 W 14th Street). It's a fun place to go with your kids to take photos!
"The Pint Shop by Museum of Ice Cream is an interactive grocery experience, featuring immersive installations that celebrate the debut of Museum of Ice Cream’s very own ice cream line."
While spending time with friends and family is precious, packing can be a bit of a chore. Thankfully, most Airbnbs offer a fully stocked kitchen so you can skip packing dishes, knives, utensils, etc. To make your life a little easier, here's a quick essential packing list to get you started!
We recently held a photoshoot with Layla at Luna Park (also known as Coney Island) for our children's beachwear/swimwear. Thankfully, it was a beautiful and sunny day.
Luna Park is super convenient to get to by subway. You just have to take either the orange D or F lines or the yellow N or Q lines to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue Station. Please check MTA's trip planner for up to date subway services.
There are many fun rides, games, restaurants, and shops at Luna Park for people of all ages. Look into purchasing a Luna Pass for rides and don't forget to check out their calendar for special events.
We especially had a fun time shooting Layla enjoying all the different games at Luna Park. From throwing bean bags to riding a motorcycle, Layla can do it all!
While we had a lot of fun, Layla also worked hard. What a great photoshoot! Here are some more behind the scene clips:
How about creating a Father’s Day card in true Mondän style? Inspired by our red and navy suit jackets, this card is not only chic but simple to make!
Red or navy 8.5” x 11” paper
Gold paper or 4 1.5” gold buttons
Step 1: Lay out your 8.5” x 11” paper in landscape. We used Bazzill paper in the color Moody Blue and Classic Orange from Michaels.
Step 2: Fold the paper into thirds but in order to look like our red and navy suit jacket, the outer flaps should be smaller than the middle section.
Step 3: On one of the flaps, fold down from the top to form a triangle. This will be the lapel.
Step 4: Do the same to the other flap.
Step 5: Now it's time to design the lapel. On one of the triangles, cut out a triangle around the middle to form the notch. In addition, cut the top of the lapel. While we cut a straight line, you can also round it out and really make the design yours!
Step 6: Do the same to the other triangle.
Step 7: Finally, it is time to place the buttons. While we cut out small circles from gold paper, gluing on gold buttons is a stylish option.
Step 8: Feel free to let your creativity flow and add more details to make it truly your own design.
Step 9: Write a message inside the card and you are done. It's great!
On a sunny day in November, we met our first muse, Layla, in Brooklyn.
No rules, no set, no poses or forced smiles.
Layla being herself was the perfect way to capture our mood.
She was running around and had snack crumbs on her sweater and our photographer said "I'm not gonna retouch the crumbs. That's freaking adorable."
Right? who cares? We're launching a children's clothing store and we want to keep it as pure and real as possible cause they are awesome in every way.
Our favorite Lil London pants styled with a woven cuffed sweatshirt and the coolest white ankle boots looked so cool on her. But all she cared about was her cheddar puffs and she wouldn't share any even though we begged! haha :)