Photography by Meg Niemann | @MSNPhotography
I have always loved wearing white during the colder months. I honestly think wearing white in the winter is so much cuter than even wearing it during the summer months. For some reason wearing white in the winter really makes the color pop more… Or at least I really think it does. Whoever said you can’t wear white after Labor Day was “seriously disturbed.”
I have been seeing so many cute jackets and comfy sweaters in white this season also! It’s so fun to pair a white top with white jeans like I did above; then you can pair the look with dark boots or a dark vest to add a little contrast.
We shoot this look in front of one of my favorite places in New York City, Katz’ Delicatessen. A little history about Katz’s Delicatessen…In 1888, a small deli by the name of Iceland Brothers was established on Ludlow Street in New York’s Lower East Side by the Iceland brothers. Upon the arrival of Willy Katz in 1903, the name of the store was officially changed to "Iceland & Katz". Willy’s cousin Benny joined him in 1910, buying out the Iceland brothers to officially form Katz’s Delicatessen. Their landsman Harry Tarowsky bought into the partnership in April 1917. Katz’s Deli was moved across the street, to its present location, during the construction of the subway system. The vacant lot on Houston Street was home to barrels of meat and pickles until the present storefront facade was added between 1946-49. In the early part of the twentieth century, the Lower East Side was home to millions of newly immigrated families. This, along with the lack of public and private transportation, forged a solid community such that Katz’s became a focal point for congregating. On Fridays the neighborhood turned out to enjoy franks and beans, a Katz tradition. During World War II, the three sons of the owners were all serving their country in the armed forces, and the family tradition of sending food to their sons became the company slogan “Send A Salami To Your Boy In The Army” Tm.
(My favorite part!!!!) During the peak of the Yiddish theater, the restaurant was forever filled with actors, singers and comedians from the many theaters on 2nd Avenue, as well as the National Theater on Houston Street. Although the age of the Yiddish theater has passed, Katz's still has its fair share of famous customers, whose photos now line our walls.
Each week thousands of visitors from around the world flock to Katz's to dine in this legendary deli. It’s really New Yorkers that have made Katz's Delicatessen what it is, making Katz's an inherent part of the city's culture and history. If you are a newbie to New York I highly suggest checking it out!!!