Sockerbit

The Swedish sweet shop introduces all-natural popsicles for summer

Offering a bright white respite from the bustle of Christopher Street, Sockerbit is a Scandinavian sweet shop in NYC’s West Village known for its delectable selection of traditional smågodis (little candies) and its pristine, rainbow-lined interior. The shop—whose name literally translates to “lump of sugar”—was opened in 2010 by Stefan Ernberg and his wife, Florence Baras. Specializing in all things sweet and Swedish—with foodstuffs and …

Muà Gelatieri d’Italia

A sweet find in the unlikeliest of places

On a recent trip to Istanbul we got to experience that magic mixture of Europe and Asia—the harmonic balance of historic venues and international retail chains, the reflections of lights on tiles and the Bosphorus, the best aubergines, the young crowd on Istiklal Avenue. We did not necessarily expect to find good ice cream, so were pleasantly surprised to stumble upon Muà Gelatieri d’Italia. Muà …

Bijulesterie

Jules Kim's new shop defines NYC's underground arts scene

To anyone with a finance degree, opening a jewelry store below street level would seem like a risky move. But to Jules Kim, the sole designer behind Bijules, this location is not only on brand, but its clandestine location is also part of a forward-thinking business move the food and beverage industry has capitalized on for years—anyone who’s used the phone booth at Crif Dogs …