Did you ever have that certain someone that you had to get a gift for and they seemed to have everything? Ever been stuck with getting a gift for someone and you have no idea what to get them? Try MacKenzie-Childs, they have a new flagship store on 57th street and wait until you enter into this place.
How does one describe MacKenzie-Childs? Whimsical, fun, Alice in Wonderland's Tea Party brought to life are some of the adjectives going through my head as I walked through this store offering housewares and furnishings not for the faint of heart. While there is old world craftsmanship with detailed hand painting on the majority of the pieces; the clashing of patterns on some products and retina burn colors on others definitely give the sense of individuality like none I have ever seen.
Pieces range from dinnerware to patio furnishings and everywhere in between. You can find pet leashes, letter openers, napkin holders and full matching tea sets including the table and chairs. MacKenzie-Childs is one of those stores that is just fun to walk into because you feel like you are in a whole different world. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The gift boxes and wrap are just as nice as the products they sell.
Next time you are walking on 57th street and need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the streets or need a new gift idea, take a moment and walk through MacKenzie-Childs. It will be a welcome and colorful respite from the city we know as Gotham.