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Destination: Holiday Shopping

If there’s one thing we know about the holiday season, it’s that we need to get busy decorating our homes and crossing off our shopping lists for our loved ones. Don’t know where to start? We created a map of some sorts on where you should go, both near and far, to get into the holiday spirit.



Stay close to home

Your first stop for holiday decor should be Themendous’ art studio where they will be selling giant snowflake making kits. You might be wondering, “Where will I stash this humongous 3’ snowflake?” After customizing with paints and glitter, we recommend hanging your creation on your living room wall for all your guests to see. For a smaller affair, Luna Rosa Home is a great one-stop shop for candles, snow globes, ornaments, holiday figurines, and more. Shop owner Diana Stiglich has done a wonderful job curating a wide variety of stylish decorations to spruce up your apartment home.

Venture across the river

If you’re looking for a unique gift to give to someone, or even yourself, then you should add Olfactory NYC in Nolita to your shopping list. As soon as you step in, an associate will guide you through an olfactory experience to craft your own custom fragrance. First, you pick two bases that you like, followed by accords, which are any additional scented notes that draw you in. Once you’ve made your selection, their team will bottle it up and name it to your liking. After you’ve picked up your fragrance, head to the Strand bookstore to pick up a few treasured reads for the bookworm in your life. A few of their current bestsellers include, “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,” “Dune,” and, “The Dawn of Everything.” If you’re feeling especially kind this season, give the gift of the Strand’s Winter subscription box, featuring highly anticipated titles and other literary goodies.

Furnished Living Room with Blue Wall

Unwind at home

Now that you have all your holiday gifts and decor, it’s time to haul all your finds back home to RiverHouse 9. Start by setting the tone for your evening by playing your favorite holiday playlist or movie, then settle into your own little corner of the couch to decompress after a long day of shopping – don’t forget to pour yourself a glass of wine too! Interested in learning more about our brand-new RiverHouse 9 apartments? Visit our website to call and schedule your tour!

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