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Two Quirky Shops on the Upper East Side – Creel & Gow, Hayward House

If you’re wandering through Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side on the lookout for something eye-catching, unusual and very much one-of-a-kind then amble over to East 70th street between Park and Lexington avenues. There, on  a quiet, tree-lined residential street sits a charming boutique in what was once the stables to prominent architect Grosvenor Atterbury’s townhouse.…

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John Derian, a Creative at Work and Play

Renowned designer John Derian made his first decoupage plates in his bedroom in Cambridge Massachusetts nearly thirty years ago. He got inspired after discovering  a box of unique antique prints in a flea market. Production has since shifted from Derian’s bedroom to a 4,000 square foot studio in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a two-minute walk from…

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Three Lives Bookshop –

There are bookshops and there are bookshops. Three Lives & Company  on the corner of West 10th and Waverly Place falls under the latter category. The  much-loved, well-curated corner gem serves as much as a haven for readers as a hub for the community. Three Lives has been around for nearly forty years. It was…