Occuping a five-story townhouse off Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, Felissimo Design House promotes forward-thinking home design (their self-described mission, to ainspire lifestyle models for the new centurya). The first floor houses their in-house shop of high-design housewares and bed and bath products, while the upper floors host events like senior-year Parsons exhibits or art-book signings. A portion of all profits go to charity.
Bypass the goodies on sale below, take a left after the entrance, grab an elevator to the tea room, and rest your heavy shopping bags on the banquette while you catch your breath and indulge in the haiku tea at Felissimo. Tasty tea sandwiches, miniature sweet scones complete with butter and preserves, and organic Japanese osenbi cookies are all part of the deal, which includes your choice of herbal, green, or black tea. More »