Can you introduce yourself and your store?
My name is deedee degelia, I am a professional photographer, and I also manage the custom stationary area for Goods for the Study; a cozy shop selling distinctive furniture, fine art prints, desk supplies & more for the home office. It’s a beautiful job!
What do you like about 8th street?
One of the first things I noticed about 8th Street is the quietness. It reminded me of these small little-forgotten streets over the years between 6th and 5th. It was just this obscure street that just stops before going over to the East side or to Saint Mark’s. I found that often customers did know how to describe it because it is just this little block and about now it is coming alive with all of these special stores like Goods For The Study and Ancolie where it used to be shoe stores.
What is your passion?
My passion is art and photography. One of the reasons I like to work with custom stationary because it allows me to be creative, beautiful and visual. My passion is trying to accomplish as much as I can in a day as it relates to creativity. But to be honest, my passion is the art and ritual of brewing and partaking in a nice glass of iced tea. I am from the south so anywhere, even during winter, that I can find a wonderful glass of iced tea, I am going to stick to that place!
What do you like about Ancolie? What is your favorite thing?
I love the people they are really sweet and fun!, always taking care of us at Goods For The Study. I also like the iced tea because you know exactly how many minutes to brew it. I really like that all your things are healthy and that your soups are vegan. Your store is also very nice and pleasant place to be, really quiet. The feng shui is on target for me and I can feel it when I walk in there. Space is important.
What is your favorite local store in the area?
I would have to say Storm’s clothing store (Click here to read Storm’s interview).
Do you have any recommendation for Ancolie? Things you would like to see on the menu?
The tea is perfect, any additions maybe I would say egg white sandwiches!
How would you reuse your jar?
Several ways. I reuse my jars by refilling it with more tea at home. I also add lemon, fresh mint, strawberries and citrus to create fruit water. I’ll use it as a vase and put flowers in it. But something that I really like to do is making my pasta sauce in there. I use olive oil, balsamic, scallions, cherry tomatoes, basil, garlic, lemon, Italian spices, various kinds of citrus and a little bit of wine. I shake it very hard to mix it. All done!
Thank you people from 8th Street for being so supportive! Community is everything! We love our 8th Street!
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