Radhika Gupta: Place2be New York

Radhika Gupta is the Creative Director at MoonRiver, an e-commerce store for bespoke artwork, home accessories, jewelry and textiles from around the world. Having received a law degree from King’s College in London, and a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University, Radhika combines her love for travel and design with her work, showcasing the world through interesting objects. Radhika was a practicing corporate attorney when her jewelry-making hobby flourished into a career of its own through MoonRiver. Its latest extensions can be found on Facebook and Twitter … and Radhika’s newest obsession: Pinterest. With an eye for design, we sent Radhika out in New York City with the D-Lux 5 to show us her favorite shops as part of our #place2be series.

Flair

Get ready to find the unexpected at Flair. This home interiors store at the edge of Soho on Grand Street is my go to destination for vintage furniture, beautiful wall paper and a heavy dose of bold and stylish taste.

Loopy Mango

Located right next to Flair, this quirky store will charm you with its small town general store vibe mixed with small crafts from all over the world. There a yarn store at the back, hence the emphasis is on handwoven scarves, cushions, etc. Whimsical and cute, it’s a must visit for a piece of the crafty hipster pie.

Neue Galerie and Bookshop

I love the wood panelling and soft lamps of this gorgeous bookshop located in the Neue Galerie on the Upper East Side. The Gallery focuses on Austrian and German Expressionism by masters, such as Klimt, and the bookshops focuses on the writers from the time, such as Rilke and Kafka. They have the most beautiful Klimt prints and a lovely range of journals printed with masterpieces, such as “The Kiss”. Don’t forget to have an authentic and absolutely delicious Austrian Hot Chocolate at the Café Sabarsky, also within the Gallery.

-Radhika Gupta