If you love maternity wear that can actually be enjoyed before and after your pregnancy, run (don’t walk) to the pop-up shop on Howard Street in Soho for the HATCH Collection. It will only be there for one more day, until December 9th, and it’s certainly worth going to see.
Created by Ariane Goldman, a young NY mom, the company sells chic maternity wear that is designed to be enjoyed long after your baby has arrived. Her clothing, which has attracted the attention of celebrities like Gwen Stefani, Jaime King, Halle Berry, Jessica Joffe and Molly Sims, includes designers such as Serena + Lily, Mayron’s Goods and Ariel Gordon jewelry.
Goldman explains that she spent half a million dollars to launch Hatch without any outside investments. Her projected sales are at about $2 million, all from the website.
Recently, artist Jose Carlos Casado created a special video installation with the singer/rapper M.I.A. This was part of the Soho House launch of her new album, Matangi. The event took lace at the 1896 Studio in Brooklyn as everyone rocked out and had a blast. The party took place inside a massive warehouse and was part of SPIN and Soho House’s “Satellite Nights” concert series.
M.I.A. played some crowd favorites which included “Paper Planes” and “Bad Girls”.
It’s amazing how much underwear people will buy. Or how much Under Armour at least expects them to buy. They will soon be opening their first NYC location in early 2014, much to the anticipation of their many fans. While company executives will admit that they are planning to open in Soho, they won’t yet disclose a location.
As North American division president Henry Stafford told WWD, “New York is an area where we’re significantly underpenetrated and we’re going to open in a great location.”
The store will carry sportswear for men and women.
In addition to this exciting news, Under Armour is also planning to launch a men’s lifestyle line. Called the 35th and ) for the Georgetown address were Under Armour got its beginnings, the line allows customers to wear their products in and out of the gym.
If you just can’t wait to get your hands on their products in Soho, you can enjoy the sample sale that will take place from Tuesday, October 29 through Sunday, November 3rd at the 260 Fifth Avenue store between 28th and 29th streets.
As reported at Goldseek.com, November is actually considered gold’s strongest month and the best time to buy. In the last ten years, records have shown that November is the best month, having returned on average 4.93% since 2003. Interestingly, since 1975, gold has returned almost 1.5% on average in November.
The US Mint data actually shows that gold coin demand in the first ten months of 2013 has already reached higher levels than the total demand from 2012.
For those interested in buying during November, there are many options. One company, APMEX, includes many APMEX Reviews about it. One of these APMEX Reviews explained
To conclude, APMEX is easily one of, if not, the most popular sellers of precious metals online and has been for quite some time now. Their product selection is matched by almost no one and their site is set up in such a way that navigating it and finding the product you are looking for are fairly easy. Even if you have trouble, their team of knowledgeable and compassionate customer service representatives will do just about everything in their power to ensure your peace of mind….All in all APMEX is a great online seller of precious metals, has been for quite some time, and will likely be in the same position many years down the road.
Gold demand in the West continues to rise, with sales of American Eagle gold coins by the US Mint so far in 2013 surpassing the total for the entire year in 2012. In 2013, 755,500 ounces of the coins were sold up until last week. This is compared to 753,000 ounces for the entire year in 2012.
Whether you loved John Lennon, you love art, or you just want to be part of the latest thing to hit SoHo, get to 72 Green Street soon. For what would have been John Lennon’s 73rd birthday, an exhibition is being showcased there of his drawings.
It includes 100 drawings and song writing that he created between 1964 and 1980 and includes a wide range of expressions.
As Peter Haskell of WCBS880 explained, “The nature of his drawings are pretty simple for the most part, cartoonish almost. Very, very cool stuff with some amazing history.”
The suggested donation for entering is $3 and all proceeds will benefit a nonprofit group that offers meals to homebound elderly people in New York. As Citymeals-on-Wheels executive director Beth Shapiro said, “I’m hoping that we reach $20,000, which is about what we did last year and it’s huge for us. Every meal that we deliver is $6.42, $20,000 goes a long way.”
All of the works in the show are available to be purchased. The show is presented by Yoko Ono, Bag One Arts and Legacy Fine Arts and Productions.
Paddle8 auction house has a new worker. And all eyes will certainly be on her. Princess Eugenie of York was recently spotted shopping in SoHo with her mom, Sarah Ferguson. She has started working at Paddle8 and has been seen around SoHo where she rented an apartment. The 23 year old princess and the youngest daughter of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, Duke of York, will continue to turn heads as she makes her way around New York.
Having spent the summer in Venice with her sister and her mom, Princess Beatrice is now ready for action in New York.
Recently, a local New York blog interviewed Geoff Rochwarger, IDT Energy CEO. They supply natural gas and electricity to homes and businesses in NY, NJ, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Illinois. As a native New Yorker and energy industry insider, Mr. Rochwarger can give the rest of us insights about energy consumption as the winter approaches.
When asked how New Yorkers can conserve energy, Mr. Rochwarger had a number of suggestions. As he said,
“Think long term, and don’t hesitate to invest in new appliances. Newer appliances are much more energy efficient. Older models use quite a bit more energy in the home and can be very costly to operate….make sure to set your air conditioning thermostat and timers to coincide with your schedule. There are a number of smart, learning thermostats like Nest, which learn your schedule and can be controlled from your mobile phone.”
When asked about recent projects that would be of interest to readers, the IDT CEO explained that “IDT Energy recently introduced a Green electric supply option that is 100% generated from renewable resources like running water, wind, solar and biomass, and is matched with renewable energy certificates. IDT Energy Green Electric is available in New York and all of the states we serve.”
Read the full article to get more insights about IDT Energy and tips for energy conservation. All of us in New York can benefit from these helpful suggestions.