The Egg House, an EGG-cellent way to Brighten Up Your Day
Juliet and I love NY for its cool pop-ups, and artsy installations so when Egg House announced its arrival to the Lower East Side, we bought tickets, skipped a bit of school and enjoyed a mommy and me day out! (I know… I win the coolest mom ever award, right? She’s only in PreK people..missing a couple hours won’t hurt her). The egg-sthetic inside included bright yellow, and whites and every room, wall, and corner had an Instagram-able moment to enjoy.
BiuBiu Xu, the founder and visionary behind this artsy pop-up says that the egg-theme was inspired by Xu’s fascination with New York City brunch culture. “We believe in the familiarity and universality that eggs bring to people, therefore we created an imaginary place where people can momentarily escape to and share the love of eggs.” The sunny – side up egg actually inspired the look and feel for the pop-up. And it sure left US feeling sunny – side – up!
As you can see, we really had a ball!
“Last one in is a rotten egg!” was written by the ball pit and was one of the many cute egg-centric sayings found within the space.
Some even inspired silly poses.
We loved all the details. Did you know that Juliet used to sleep with a whisk, she loved it so much?? Random. I know. So here she is posing with her favorite kitchen utensil and an egg stuffie that she brought from home lol.
TheEGG-xperience is open from April 7th to May 21st. General admission is $18 for adults (kids 3 and under are free), and kids 4-10 are $12. It’s really worth it in my opinion because compared to the free pop-ups, this one with the timed tickets, felt calm and collected instead of overwhelming and crowded. There were 6 Instagrammable installations, each with little to no wait time, and though the website said people mostly spend around 45 minutes there, we happily spent a whopping 1.5 hours there having an EGG-cellent time!
Also unlike the other free pop-ups, there really was no pressure to move from station to station. You could lounge in an egg chair, eat your egg-themed dessert from one of their partner egg vendors (Think Eggloo for instance), play in the ball pit til your kids got tired of it and go back and forth from first station to the last in any order you wanted. Nothing was timed and the vibe was fun and playful.
- strollers are not allowed inside
- there is a great playground a block away
- no public restroom on-site
- wear yellow for even brighter, matchy photos!
Love yellow? Check out this yellow themed art gallery we found last year!
Don’t forget to walk around the neighborhood and check out all the amazing street art! See some inspirational examples from past lower east side grafiti walls here!