StyleNanda Pink Hotel
The new StyleNanda flagship store in Myeongdong has been brought to my attention by several Seoul blogger and insta-blogger friends in Korea. Normally I wouldn’t want to saturate the WWW with a story my friends have already covered. When friends of mine from Toronto came to Seoul for a quick visit, the StyleNanda Pink Pool Cafe instantly came to mind. Sure, they’d want to see the mega hits in Seoul, but I wanted them to get a sense of the cafe culture in the city.
StyleNanda Pink Hotel Lobby
Wes Anderson fans rejoice! The lobby of the StyleNanda Pink Hotel is totally reminiscent of the Grand Budapest Hotel. I wouldn’t have believed it myself had it not been for The Soul of Seoul’s recommendation to visit this quirky spot. Everything is pink, gold, and luxurious. The velour accents make the whole place feel old, yet charming. Details like the keys at the information station and the gold elevators really make you feel as though you’ve entered a completely different era…and perhaps even country!
StyleNanda Pink Pool Cafe
The StyleNanda Pink Pool Cafe did not disappoint! This floor looked like we were actually about to step out into a 90’s “Saved by the Bell” diner-themed pool party (you remember “The Max”, right?). The neon lights were adorable and well-placed. The lighting in most areas was very bright – perfect for instagram shots, of course! We each ordered different drinks, charged our phones, and then made our way through the giant shop.
StyleNanda Pink Pool Cafe Drinks
My blue cream soda slushie topped with blue cotton candy immediately began to fall apart. It made a giant mess all over the table. Word to the wise – they have wet tissues up at the counter. Working with this much cotton candy I guess they knew they’d have to! While messy, my cream soda slushie (actually just named “soda”, so don’t be fooled) was incredibly delicious. The slushie itself wasn’t too icy. I prefer mine to be cold, but smooth, so it was great! My melting cotton candy even hit the spot…what was left of it!
StyleNanda Pink Pool Cafe Coffee
A ordered the Americano which came with cotton candy. Truth be told it was pretty watery and not something I’d want to order myself. J, on the other hand, got a brewed coffee which might have been the best I’ve had in Korea thus far. Korea isn’t exactly well-known for producing a great cuppa Joe, so if that’s what you’re craving this coffee might be for you!
StyleNanda Clothing, Accessories, & Make-Up
Each floor had its own unique design catering to the style of item being sold. We found really reasonably priced jeans, shirts, bathing suits, jewelry, bags, and make-up – TONS of make-up! I didn’t pick anything up a we were in a bit of a rush, but That Girl Cartier will definitely be back to hit up the StyleNanda Pink Pool Cafe rooftop. It was unfortunately closed the day we went, so I’ll have to check it out again soon!
Where is the StyleNanda Pink Hotel Flagship Store?
(66-2, Chungmuro 2-ga)