Ilana Lapides


Ilana Lapides

Ilana Lapides, our very own head of sales & operations, gives us the lowdown on all her favorite soho spots and how she manages to relax.


What do you do when you're not at work?

As soon as it's nice, I try to spend as much time outside as possible. I have a favorite pier at Hudson River Park that's just really peaceful, I love to go with friends and just catch up or by myself to just zone out.

I also love a good podcast that makes me laugh. One of my favorites is 'How Did This Get Made,' which is devoted to movies so bad they're (sometimes) good. So I've been spending a lot of time lately completely throwing off my Netflix algorithm, watching terrible movies I would never think to watch and then laughing my butt off with the podcast.

Fav Soho hang spot?

In the summers, one of my favorite early weekend morning traditions is picking up a coffee (ok fine- matcha) from Greecology or Maman and heading to the Elizabeth Street Garden while it's still quiet.

There are so many great restaurants right outside my front door, it's really hard to pick just one... But lately, it's been really nice to avoid the crowds and pick up takeout from Uncle Boon's Sister (both Uncle Boon's and Uncle Boon's Sister are incredible if you like Thai food- GO!) and just chill on my couch with friends.


Fav color/style from SS18 & why?

Oh lord... this is a tough one... But I would have to say Clay is my favorite color (with a very honorable mention for Denim and Lila). Clay is the perfect off-white white, so it doesn't get super dingy from city grit but still feels light and airy.

In terms of favorite style, I've really been loving a casual suit this year, so my summer go-to has been the Rudy Blazer and Boyd Shorts in Denim with a vintage t-shirt. The denim is just so soft and light, it's perfect for going from the heat to the AC and being comfortable.

Cute animal stories?

So many hard questions! I guess if I have to pick one... I've been taking Breakfast for walks in the afternoon this week and every once and a while as we're walking she'll just lean over and lick my leg to say 'thanks hooman! this is nice.' And it's just so sweet and cute! Gets me every damn time.