Something magical happened in New York City last night – right bang smack in the middle of a snow blizzard – my favorite children’s store, The Land of Nod, opened as a Pop-Up in SOHO downtown Manhattan.
And, I am beyond excited!
I am fortunate to have been invited to the official opening, and I have to tell you it was crazy out. It was a full-blown freezing cold blizzard but that did not stop me. I was going to get there no matter what!
Most people probably would have stayed home under the circumstances, but I was so excited to have a first peak…
To explain; when I was pregnant, I spent hours setting up my baby registry on the LON website, and was so happy when I started receiving gifts for my then baby boy. I did secretly wish though, that I could walk into the store, feel the materials & see the colors in person so actually having the opportunity to do this was a dream come true.
Up until last week, New Yorkers could only buy from The Land of Nod by ordering online, through their catalogue or physically visiting one of their brick and mortar stores in Chicago or Seattle. But not anymore!
The SOHO location is a beautiful whimsical space, set up like an enchanted forest, stocked to the brim with unique toys, books, festive decorations, clothing and play tents. Giant stuffed animals greet you looking out through the window, and they have this really cool photo wall which you can have your picture taken in (like me).
Besides being a gorgeous toy store, The Land of Nod, have a pretty busy event schedule offering free workshops to keep Little Ones entertained like Face Painting, Festive Storytime and DIY Arts & Crafts. I probably don’t need to write this but I plan on taking my 2-year-old Son to as many as possible.
If you are in the SOHO area, Stop By & Say Hello, but hear Words Of Warning, Do not Expect To Leave Empty-Handed! I think it would be near impossible to walk in and leave without buying something.
The Land of Nod is open Monday – Saturday 10AM to 8PM and Sunday 10AM to 7PM. Located at 136 Prince Street between Wooster and West Broadway in downtown NYC.
At this time the store is planned to close on December 31st 2012, but maybe, if we are lucky, and make them feel really welcome, The Land Of Nod will stay in our beautiful city for good.
I would Love That!
To shop online – www.landofnod.com
To Like on Facebook – www.facebook.com/thelandofnod
To follow on Twitter – www.twitter.com/thelandofnod