Do you ever look in your closet with frustration that you have nothing to wear?? Your jeans don’t look as fresh and edgy as they once did and forget about all the tops that scream “so last year!”. Suddenly, you have an urge to go shopping. Your immediate thought, the wonderful boutiques of Soho. With so many hip and eclectic shops to choose from, you are in your glory. Joe’s Jeans (77 Mercer St. between Spring & Broome) is a beautiful boutique with an incredibly helpful and knowledgeable staff. The store sells premium jeans plus other chic separates. Upon entering the boutique, your gaze goes up to the very large sculpture that hangs in the front window. The artwork changes periodically and it’s always interesting to see whatever the theme. After a little Soho shopping you can grab a bite and a drink at the Dutch (131 Sullivan St). A classic American restaurant/bar with large windows and an open air feel in the bar area. Afterwards, walk over to the Angelika Theater (18 West Houston St.) , housed in a beautiful turn of the century building, and catch one of the many award-winning indie films or documentaries that are playing. For instance, such as the documentary, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel; an intimate portrait of the 20th century fashion icon, who changed the face of fashion and the publishing industry forever. Films playing at the Angelika are rarely shown in conventional theaters so you can always find something unique and interesting. For dinner, take a stroll to Market Table (Carmine & Bedford Street). This fabulous dinner spot with it’s high tin ceiling and enormous windows, boasts American fare with a focus on fresh, local seasonal produce. A lovely ending to a day of shopping and culture, with outstanding, farm to table American cuisine.