Explore the Lower East Side With Szeki Chan and Kuna the Dog
Szeki Chan may have some Lower East Side cred—she lives in the nabe and has a rad shop there, too—but Kuna, her three-year-old Shiba Inu is a local celebrity who has ins with cupcake bakers and burly bouncers alike. These are the places where the designer behind the elegantly unfussy apparel line 7115 and her pal head when they make their LES rounds.
“Kuna and I pick up flowers weekly at Union Market. I love the way that they have them set up—just so pleasing to the eyes, and always so fresh! Each bouquet has its own name card and description. For a person who doesn’t have much knowledge about flowers—like myself—it’s quite nice to know what I am buying.”
“My favorite cafe, Caffe Vita, hails from Seattle but earns its place in the Lower East Side. My usual is a cappuccino, and I enjoy watching them roast the beans—so I always know it’s fresh.”
Szeki’s shop, at 157 Rivington Street in NYC!
“Minca Ramen is my go-to dining spot near home. I adore the spicy miso ramen but will eat anything here. Everyone who works there has been there forever, and they always have on the biggest smiles.”
“Kuna makes friends anywhere he goes. He loves to drag us to places that give him treats, like the bakery Sugar Sweet Sunshine and the Hotel Rivington and Rockwood Music Hall—both great nightlife destinations.”