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Join Local Creative for an afternoon of flowers, food, home goods, local makers and photography shared over a simple summer lunch. Learn the basics of food and prop styling while building relationships with similar minded folks and mingling with our featured makers.  

Jenna and Nicole will be demonstrating how small business owners, entrepreneurs and aspiring bloggers can create the perfect image for telling their own story or growing an online community. Tips for the best apps to use, notes on composition and how to develop a online brand presence will be revealed. We are passionate about helping local businesses grow, and enhancing participants photography and styling skills. 

We are excited to have textile artist, Maryanne Moodie, create one of a kind table runners for the class, ceramics from Signe Yberg, sweets provided by Ovenly Bakery, additional props from Straw & Gold’s online home shop and lunch provided by the new Whole Foods in Gowanus.  We will sip on a glass of wine while we prepare a meal, style a table-scape, and come away with a new eye for composing a photograph. Students will leave class with a recipe and special gift from the day’s styling.

Tickets available here!

We first met the women of Sometimes Shop at their first ever pop-up this summer in Greenpoint. We were lured in by Alpaca shaped plant holders, melancholy figurines of ladies lounging in stripes, florals and two pieces, and colorful illustrations that adorned the interior of the space. Self - proclaimed knitting prodigy Gina Rockenwagner’s cozy, color infused quilts were a perfect touch of textile alongside fauna hanging in her hand made macrame plant holders. Kaye Blegvad had us swooning over her little lady (and cat!) head planters. Everyone home needs one.
Meeting serendipitously in New York, Leah and Rachel Levit (creator of the twin figurines and face wall hangings) decided to get a studio together after graduation. Gina and fellow artist/maker Monica Ramos (lady behind the band of Alpacas and beautiful editorial illustrations) also work in the space.  
Most of the artists current work seems to have slowly developed from a process of trial and error, and largely in part to their interest in drawing. Kaye was enrolled in a ceramics class and both Leah and Monica also found a curiosity in the craft. Though not limited to ceramics, the girls find the 3 dimensional art form a great extension of their illustrations. Emphasizing their purpose in design, the sculptures and figurative objects that evolve from their work are different than many traditional ceramists we see these days. We enjoy the whimsical, decorative and design aspect of each of these individuals work. You can find Leah’s surface patterns in Gina’s new patchwork quilts and pillows and love that the girls collaborate on Sad Girls, a zine about girls who make things and have a lot of feelings.
Skillful illustrator and surface pattern designer, Leah Goren and these talented ladies came together to help produce one big happy pop-up that was Sometimes Shop. We love that the pieces in the store were feminine and strong without being overly girly. There is always a compelling aspect of the unexpected in their works. We were lead to these ladies creations through Leah’s illustrations by means of Instagram and internet admiration. When we heard about the pop-up shop, were so happy to actually visit with the girls and see their projects in person.  
It’s really amazing to see friends bring their individual crafts to the table to occasionally team up to produce creative projects that we can all enjoy. Make sure to visit all their individual sites for each artists work, also look out for what’s sure to be an amazing fall & holiday pop-up from the Sometimes girls later this year.

xxJenna and Nicole
We first met the women of Sometimes Shop at their first ever pop-up this summer in Greenpoint. We were lured in by Alpaca shaped plant holders, melancholy figurines of ladies lounging in stripes, florals and two pieces, and colorful illustrations that adorned the interior of the space. Self - proclaimed knitting prodigy Gina Rockenwagner’s cozy, color infused quilts were a perfect touch of textile alongside fauna hanging in her hand made macrame plant holders. Kaye Blegvad had us swooning over her little lady (and cat!) head planters. Everyone home needs one.
Meeting serendipitously in New York, Leah and Rachel Levit (creator of the twin figurines and face wall hangings) decided to get a studio together after graduation. Gina and fellow artist/maker Monica Ramos (lady behind the band of Alpacas and beautiful editorial illustrations) also work in the space.  
Most of the artists current work seems to have slowly developed from a process of trial and error, and largely in part to their interest in drawing. Kaye was enrolled in a ceramics class and both Leah and Monica also found a curiosity in the craft. Though not limited to ceramics, the girls find the 3 dimensional art form a great extension of their illustrations. Emphasizing their purpose in design, the sculptures and figurative objects that evolve from their work are different than many traditional ceramists we see these days. We enjoy the whimsical, decorative and design aspect of each of these individuals work. You can find Leah’s surface patterns in Gina’s new patchwork quilts and pillows and love that the girls collaborate on Sad Girls, a zine about girls who make things and have a lot of feelings.
Skillful illustrator and surface pattern designer, Leah Goren and these talented ladies came together to help produce one big happy pop-up that was Sometimes Shop. We love that the pieces in the store were feminine and strong without being overly girly. There is always a compelling aspect of the unexpected in their works. We were lead to these ladies creations through Leah’s illustrations by means of Instagram and internet admiration. When we heard about the pop-up shop, were so happy to actually visit with the girls and see their projects in person.  
It’s really amazing to see friends bring their individual crafts to the table to occasionally team up to produce creative projects that we can all enjoy. Make sure to visit all their individual sites for each artists work, also look out for what’s sure to be an amazing fall & holiday pop-up from the Sometimes girls later this year.

xxJenna and Nicole
We first met the women of Sometimes Shop at their first ever pop-up this summer in Greenpoint. We were lured in by Alpaca shaped plant holders, melancholy figurines of ladies lounging in stripes, florals and two pieces, and colorful illustrations that adorned the interior of the space. Self - proclaimed knitting prodigy Gina Rockenwagner’s cozy, color infused quilts were a perfect touch of textile alongside fauna hanging in her hand made macrame plant holders. Kaye Blegvad had us swooning over her little lady (and cat!) head planters. Everyone home needs one.
Meeting serendipitously in New York, Leah and Rachel Levit (creator of the twin figurines and face wall hangings) decided to get a studio together after graduation. Gina and fellow artist/maker Monica Ramos (lady behind the band of Alpacas and beautiful editorial illustrations) also work in the space.  
Most of the artists current work seems to have slowly developed from a process of trial and error, and largely in part to their interest in drawing. Kaye was enrolled in a ceramics class and both Leah and Monica also found a curiosity in the craft. Though not limited to ceramics, the girls find the 3 dimensional art form a great extension of their illustrations. Emphasizing their purpose in design, the sculptures and figurative objects that evolve from their work are different than many traditional ceramists we see these days. We enjoy the whimsical, decorative and design aspect of each of these individuals work. You can find Leah’s surface patterns in Gina’s new patchwork quilts and pillows and love that the girls collaborate on Sad Girls, a zine about girls who make things and have a lot of feelings.
Skillful illustrator and surface pattern designer, Leah Goren and these talented ladies came together to help produce one big happy pop-up that was Sometimes Shop. We love that the pieces in the store were feminine and strong without being overly girly. There is always a compelling aspect of the unexpected in their works. We were lead to these ladies creations through Leah’s illustrations by means of Instagram and internet admiration. When we heard about the pop-up shop, were so happy to actually visit with the girls and see their projects in person.  
It’s really amazing to see friends bring their individual crafts to the table to occasionally team up to produce creative projects that we can all enjoy. Make sure to visit all their individual sites for each artists work, also look out for what’s sure to be an amazing fall & holiday pop-up from the Sometimes girls later this year.

xxJenna and Nicole
We first met the women of Sometimes Shop at their first ever pop-up this summer in Greenpoint. We were lured in by Alpaca shaped plant holders, melancholy figurines of ladies lounging in stripes, florals and two pieces, and colorful illustrations that adorned the interior of the space. Self - proclaimed knitting prodigy Gina Rockenwagner’s cozy, color infused quilts were a perfect touch of textile alongside fauna hanging in her hand made macrame plant holders. Kaye Blegvad had us swooning over her little lady (and cat!) head planters. Everyone home needs one.
Meeting serendipitously in New York, Leah and Rachel Levit (creator of the twin figurines and face wall hangings) decided to get a studio together after graduation. Gina and fellow artist/maker Monica Ramos (lady behind the band of Alpacas and beautiful editorial illustrations) also work in the space.  
Most of the artists current work seems to have slowly developed from a process of trial and error, and largely in part to their interest in drawing. Kaye was enrolled in a ceramics class and both Leah and Monica also found a curiosity in the craft. Though not limited to ceramics, the girls find the 3 dimensional art form a great extension of their illustrations. Emphasizing their purpose in design, the sculptures and figurative objects that evolve from their work are different than many traditional ceramists we see these days. We enjoy the whimsical, decorative and design aspect of each of these individuals work. You can find Leah’s surface patterns in Gina’s new patchwork quilts and pillows and love that the girls collaborate on Sad Girls, a zine about girls who make things and have a lot of feelings.
Skillful illustrator and surface pattern designer, Leah Goren and these talented ladies came together to help produce one big happy pop-up that was Sometimes Shop. We love that the pieces in the store were feminine and strong without being overly girly. There is always a compelling aspect of the unexpected in their works. We were lead to these ladies creations through Leah’s illustrations by means of Instagram and internet admiration. When we heard about the pop-up shop, were so happy to actually visit with the girls and see their projects in person.  
It’s really amazing to see friends bring their individual crafts to the table to occasionally team up to produce creative projects that we can all enjoy. Make sure to visit all their individual sites for each artists work, also look out for what’s sure to be an amazing fall & holiday pop-up from the Sometimes girls later this year.

xxJenna and Nicole
We first met the women of Sometimes Shop at their first ever pop-up this summer in Greenpoint. We were lured in by Alpaca shaped plant holders, melancholy figurines of ladies lounging in stripes, florals and two pieces, and colorful illustrations that adorned the interior of the space. Self - proclaimed knitting prodigy Gina Rockenwagner’s cozy, color infused quilts were a perfect touch of textile alongside fauna hanging in her hand made macrame plant holders. Kaye Blegvad had us swooning over her little lady (and cat!) head planters. Everyone home needs one.
Meeting serendipitously in New York, Leah and Rachel Levit (creator of the twin figurines and face wall hangings) decided to get a studio together after graduation. Gina and fellow artist/maker Monica Ramos (lady behind the band of Alpacas and beautiful editorial illustrations) also work in the space.  
Most of the artists current work seems to have slowly developed from a process of trial and error, and largely in part to their interest in drawing. Kaye was enrolled in a ceramics class and both Leah and Monica also found a curiosity in the craft. Though not limited to ceramics, the girls find the 3 dimensional art form a great extension of their illustrations. Emphasizing their purpose in design, the sculptures and figurative objects that evolve from their work are different than many traditional ceramists we see these days. We enjoy the whimsical, decorative and design aspect of each of these individuals work. You can find Leah’s surface patterns in Gina’s new patchwork quilts and pillows and love that the girls collaborate on Sad Girls, a zine about girls who make things and have a lot of feelings.
Skillful illustrator and surface pattern designer, Leah Goren and these talented ladies came together to help produce one big happy pop-up that was Sometimes Shop. We love that the pieces in the store were feminine and strong without being overly girly. There is always a compelling aspect of the unexpected in their works. We were lead to these ladies creations through Leah’s illustrations by means of Instagram and internet admiration. When we heard about the pop-up shop, were so happy to actually visit with the girls and see their projects in person.  
It’s really amazing to see friends bring their individual crafts to the table to occasionally team up to produce creative projects that we can all enjoy. Make sure to visit all their individual sites for each artists work, also look out for what’s sure to be an amazing fall & holiday pop-up from the Sometimes girls later this year.

xxJenna and Nicole
We first met the women of Sometimes Shop at their first ever pop-up this summer in Greenpoint. We were lured in by Alpaca shaped plant holders, melancholy figurines of ladies lounging in stripes, florals and two pieces, and colorful illustrations that adorned the interior of the space. Self - proclaimed knitting prodigy Gina Rockenwagner’s cozy, color infused quilts were a perfect touch of textile alongside fauna hanging in her hand made macrame plant holders. Kaye Blegvad had us swooning over her little lady (and cat!) head planters. Everyone home needs one.
Meeting serendipitously in New York, Leah and Rachel Levit (creator of the twin figurines and face wall hangings) decided to get a studio together after graduation. Gina and fellow artist/maker Monica Ramos (lady behind the band of Alpacas and beautiful editorial illustrations) also work in the space.  
Most of the artists current work seems to have slowly developed from a process of trial and error, and largely in part to their interest in drawing. Kaye was enrolled in a ceramics class and both Leah and Monica also found a curiosity in the craft. Though not limited to ceramics, the girls find the 3 dimensional art form a great extension of their illustrations. Emphasizing their purpose in design, the sculptures and figurative objects that evolve from their work are different than many traditional ceramists we see these days. We enjoy the whimsical, decorative and design aspect of each of these individuals work. You can find Leah’s surface patterns in Gina’s new patchwork quilts and pillows and love that the girls collaborate on Sad Girls, a zine about girls who make things and have a lot of feelings.
Skillful illustrator and surface pattern designer, Leah Goren and these talented ladies came together to help produce one big happy pop-up that was Sometimes Shop. We love that the pieces in the store were feminine and strong without being overly girly. There is always a compelling aspect of the unexpected in their works. We were lead to these ladies creations through Leah’s illustrations by means of Instagram and internet admiration. When we heard about the pop-up shop, were so happy to actually visit with the girls and see their projects in person.  
It’s really amazing to see friends bring their individual crafts to the table to occasionally team up to produce creative projects that we can all enjoy. Make sure to visit all their individual sites for each artists work, also look out for what’s sure to be an amazing fall & holiday pop-up from the Sometimes girls later this year.

xxJenna and Nicole
We first met the women of Sometimes Shop at their first ever pop-up this summer in Greenpoint. We were lured in by Alpaca shaped plant holders, melancholy figurines of ladies lounging in stripes, florals and two pieces, and colorful illustrations that adorned the interior of the space. Self - proclaimed knitting prodigy Gina Rockenwagner’s cozy, color infused quilts were a perfect touch of textile alongside fauna hanging in her hand made macrame plant holders. Kaye Blegvad had us swooning over her little lady (and cat!) head planters. Everyone home needs one.
Meeting serendipitously in New York, Leah and Rachel Levit (creator of the twin figurines and face wall hangings) decided to get a studio together after graduation. Gina and fellow artist/maker Monica Ramos (lady behind the band of Alpacas and beautiful editorial illustrations) also work in the space.  
Most of the artists current work seems to have slowly developed from a process of trial and error, and largely in part to their interest in drawing. Kaye was enrolled in a ceramics class and both Leah and Monica also found a curiosity in the craft. Though not limited to ceramics, the girls find the 3 dimensional art form a great extension of their illustrations. Emphasizing their purpose in design, the sculptures and figurative objects that evolve from their work are different than many traditional ceramists we see these days. We enjoy the whimsical, decorative and design aspect of each of these individuals work. You can find Leah’s surface patterns in Gina’s new patchwork quilts and pillows and love that the girls collaborate on Sad Girls, a zine about girls who make things and have a lot of feelings.
Skillful illustrator and surface pattern designer, Leah Goren and these talented ladies came together to help produce one big happy pop-up that was Sometimes Shop. We love that the pieces in the store were feminine and strong without being overly girly. There is always a compelling aspect of the unexpected in their works. We were lead to these ladies creations through Leah’s illustrations by means of Instagram and internet admiration. When we heard about the pop-up shop, were so happy to actually visit with the girls and see their projects in person.  
It’s really amazing to see friends bring their individual crafts to the table to occasionally team up to produce creative projects that we can all enjoy. Make sure to visit all their individual sites for each artists work, also look out for what’s sure to be an amazing fall & holiday pop-up from the Sometimes girls later this year.

xxJenna and Nicole
We first met the women of Sometimes Shop at their first ever pop-up this summer in Greenpoint. We were lured in by Alpaca shaped plant holders, melancholy figurines of ladies lounging in stripes, florals and two pieces, and colorful illustrations that adorned the interior of the space. Self - proclaimed knitting prodigy Gina Rockenwagner’s cozy, color infused quilts were a perfect touch of textile alongside fauna hanging in her hand made macrame plant holders. Kaye Blegvad had us swooning over her little lady (and cat!) head planters. Everyone home needs one.
Meeting serendipitously in New York, Leah and Rachel Levit (creator of the twin figurines and face wall hangings) decided to get a studio together after graduation. Gina and fellow artist/maker Monica Ramos (lady behind the band of Alpacas and beautiful editorial illustrations) also work in the space.  
Most of the artists current work seems to have slowly developed from a process of trial and error, and largely in part to their interest in drawing. Kaye was enrolled in a ceramics class and both Leah and Monica also found a curiosity in the craft. Though not limited to ceramics, the girls find the 3 dimensional art form a great extension of their illustrations. Emphasizing their purpose in design, the sculptures and figurative objects that evolve from their work are different than many traditional ceramists we see these days. We enjoy the whimsical, decorative and design aspect of each of these individuals work. You can find Leah’s surface patterns in Gina’s new patchwork quilts and pillows and love that the girls collaborate on Sad Girls, a zine about girls who make things and have a lot of feelings.
Skillful illustrator and surface pattern designer, Leah Goren and these talented ladies came together to help produce one big happy pop-up that was Sometimes Shop. We love that the pieces in the store were feminine and strong without being overly girly. There is always a compelling aspect of the unexpected in their works. We were lead to these ladies creations through Leah’s illustrations by means of Instagram and internet admiration. When we heard about the pop-up shop, were so happy to actually visit with the girls and see their projects in person.  
It’s really amazing to see friends bring their individual crafts to the table to occasionally team up to produce creative projects that we can all enjoy. Make sure to visit all their individual sites for each artists work, also look out for what’s sure to be an amazing fall & holiday pop-up from the Sometimes girls later this year.

xxJenna and Nicole
We first met the women of Sometimes Shop at their first ever pop-up this summer in Greenpoint. We were lured in by Alpaca shaped plant holders, melancholy figurines of ladies lounging in stripes, florals and two pieces, and colorful illustrations that adorned the interior of the space. Self - proclaimed knitting prodigy Gina Rockenwagner’s cozy, color infused quilts were a perfect touch of textile alongside fauna hanging in her hand made macrame plant holders. Kaye Blegvad had us swooning over her little lady (and cat!) head planters. Everyone home needs one.
Meeting serendipitously in New York, Leah and Rachel Levit (creator of the twin figurines and face wall hangings) decided to get a studio together after graduation. Gina and fellow artist/maker Monica Ramos (lady behind the band of Alpacas and beautiful editorial illustrations) also work in the space.  
Most of the artists current work seems to have slowly developed from a process of trial and error, and largely in part to their interest in drawing. Kaye was enrolled in a ceramics class and both Leah and Monica also found a curiosity in the craft. Though not limited to ceramics, the girls find the 3 dimensional art form a great extension of their illustrations. Emphasizing their purpose in design, the sculptures and figurative objects that evolve from their work are different than many traditional ceramists we see these days. We enjoy the whimsical, decorative and design aspect of each of these individuals work. You can find Leah’s surface patterns in Gina’s new patchwork quilts and pillows and love that the girls collaborate on Sad Girls, a zine about girls who make things and have a lot of feelings.
Skillful illustrator and surface pattern designer, Leah Goren and these talented ladies came together to help produce one big happy pop-up that was Sometimes Shop. We love that the pieces in the store were feminine and strong without being overly girly. There is always a compelling aspect of the unexpected in their works. We were lead to these ladies creations through Leah’s illustrations by means of Instagram and internet admiration. When we heard about the pop-up shop, were so happy to actually visit with the girls and see their projects in person.  
It’s really amazing to see friends bring their individual crafts to the table to occasionally team up to produce creative projects that we can all enjoy. Make sure to visit all their individual sites for each artists work, also look out for what’s sure to be an amazing fall & holiday pop-up from the Sometimes girls later this year.

xxJenna and Nicole
We first met the women of Sometimes Shop at their first ever pop-up this summer in Greenpoint. We were lured in by Alpaca shaped plant holders, melancholy figurines of ladies lounging in stripes, florals and two pieces, and colorful illustrations that adorned the interior of the space. Self - proclaimed knitting prodigy Gina Rockenwagner’s cozy, color infused quilts were a perfect touch of textile alongside fauna hanging in her hand made macrame plant holders. Kaye Blegvad had us swooning over her little lady (and cat!) head planters. Everyone home needs one.
Meeting serendipitously in New York, Leah and Rachel Levit (creator of the twin figurines and face wall hangings) decided to get a studio together after graduation. Gina and fellow artist/maker Monica Ramos (lady behind the band of Alpacas and beautiful editorial illustrations) also work in the space.  
Most of the artists current work seems to have slowly developed from a process of trial and error, and largely in part to their interest in drawing. Kaye was enrolled in a ceramics class and both Leah and Monica also found a curiosity in the craft. Though not limited to ceramics, the girls find the 3 dimensional art form a great extension of their illustrations. Emphasizing their purpose in design, the sculptures and figurative objects that evolve from their work are different than many traditional ceramists we see these days. We enjoy the whimsical, decorative and design aspect of each of these individuals work. You can find Leah’s surface patterns in Gina’s new patchwork quilts and pillows and love that the girls collaborate on Sad Girls, a zine about girls who make things and have a lot of feelings.
Skillful illustrator and surface pattern designer, Leah Goren and these talented ladies came together to help produce one big happy pop-up that was Sometimes Shop. We love that the pieces in the store were feminine and strong without being overly girly. There is always a compelling aspect of the unexpected in their works. We were lead to these ladies creations through Leah’s illustrations by means of Instagram and internet admiration. When we heard about the pop-up shop, were so happy to actually visit with the girls and see their projects in person.  
It’s really amazing to see friends bring their individual crafts to the table to occasionally team up to produce creative projects that we can all enjoy. Make sure to visit all their individual sites for each artists work, also look out for what’s sure to be an amazing fall & holiday pop-up from the Sometimes girls later this year.

xxJenna and Nicole

We first met the women of Sometimes Shop at their first ever pop-up this summer in Greenpoint. We were lured in by Alpaca shaped plant holders, melancholy figurines of ladies lounging in stripes, florals and two pieces, and colorful illustrations that adorned the interior of the space. Self - proclaimed knitting prodigy Gina Rockenwagner’s cozy, color infused quilts were a perfect touch of textile alongside fauna hanging in her hand made macrame plant holders. Kaye Blegvad had us swooning over her little lady (and cat!) head planters. Everyone home needs one.

Meeting serendipitously in New York, Leah and Rachel Levit (creator of the twin figurines and face wall hangings) decided to get a studio together after graduation. Gina and fellow artist/maker Monica Ramos (lady behind the band of Alpacas and beautiful editorial illustrations) also work in the space.  

Most of the artists current work seems to have slowly developed from a process of trial and error, and largely in part to their interest in drawing. Kaye was enrolled in a ceramics class and both Leah and Monica also found a curiosity in the craft. Though not limited to ceramics, the girls find the 3 dimensional art form a great extension of their illustrations. Emphasizing their purpose in design, the sculptures and figurative objects that evolve from their work are different than many traditional ceramists we see these days. We enjoy the whimsical, decorative and design aspect of each of these individuals work. You can find Leah’s surface patterns in Gina’s new patchwork quilts and pillows and love that the girls collaborate on Sad Girls, a zine about girls who make things and have a lot of feelings.

Skillful illustrator and surface pattern designer, Leah Goren and these talented ladies came together to help produce one big happy pop-up that was Sometimes Shop. We love that the pieces in the store were feminine and strong without being overly girly. There is always a compelling aspect of the unexpected in their works. We were lead to these ladies creations through Leah’s illustrations by means of Instagram and internet admiration. When we heard about the pop-up shop, were so happy to actually visit with the girls and see their projects in person.  

It’s really amazing to see friends bring their individual crafts to the table to occasionally team up to produce creative projects that we can all enjoy. Make sure to visit all their individual sites for each artists work, also look out for what’s sure to be an amazing fall & holiday pop-up from the Sometimes girls later this year.

xxJenna and Nicole

We have been patiently waiting for the right time to take Local Creative on the road. For our first outing we opted to hop on the LIRR for a short beach trip to one of the most relaxing destinations we could think of - Montauk, Long Island. For our hotel accommodations we settled up in the coziest cabin-inspired two bedroom suite at Ruschmeyer’s, a Chelsea Hotel with a gorgeous lakeside view and only a short bike ride into town. Ruschmeyer’s was a much needed retreat from the bustling day to day of city life.  
Aesthetically, the property was reminiscent of summer camp of our youth, but with the perks of adult leisurely activities ;). We found ourselves being drawn to the centrally located Magic Garden, complete with hammocks, picnic tables and a lovely light display of chinese lanterns hanging throughout the tree branches.The restaurant, operated by the culinary team behind The Smile in Manhattan, serves fresh seafood fare driven by locally sourced ingredients. If you came to town to dance, Electric Eel’s DJ’s will have you moving into those summer nights. We love that if we wanted a change of scenery we could just hop on a beachcruiser (free to use while your stay) to soak up some sun on the beach!

After some incredible recommendations from the most wonderful and helpful staff, it was no sweat finding some local eats and secret hideaways. Of course, we wanted to share our picks! here’s what we think you should know…

If you love California’s west coast style, fresh eating Joni’s Kitchen is a must visit.  One word - smoothies. The ultimate summer craving, smoothies and juices, we shared the four play made with watermelon, strawberries, mango and peaches. We also tried the thai me up wraps made with sweet gingered grilled chicken with shredded carrots mushrooms, sprouts & organic spinach, served with a spicy peanut sauce wrapped in a rice paper. Joni’s has the perfect beach vibe. From the retro Hawaiian postcards to the hanging surfboards and turquoise & yellow hues we were sold. Her creative kitchen offerings are a great healthy option before getting some sun.
For dinner, of course we wanted seafood. We were lead to South Edison for their clambake as mentioned in Tasting Table and were so pleased! The tasty broth was so addicting  we couldn’t help but fish the bowl for every last bite. The black & blue local sea scallops were equally as enticing and delectably prepared in bed of quinoa, oyster mushroom mix, snap peas and prune jam. We finished our meals with a glass of Wolffer Estate Rosé, a wine from a family of vineyards on the island. 

Our final morning was a hazy, dream like voyage to Ditch Plains to watch the surfers in the morning fog. Neither of us surf –yet, but a trip to this beautiful water’s edge will for sure make you want to put on a wet suit, grab a board and paddle out to ride some waves.

If we missed any spots let us know for our next trip!  We love discovering local and feeling a part of the communities we visit.  Until next time…

xxJenna and Nicole
We have been patiently waiting for the right time to take Local Creative on the road. For our first outing we opted to hop on the LIRR for a short beach trip to one of the most relaxing destinations we could think of - Montauk, Long Island. For our hotel accommodations we settled up in the coziest cabin-inspired two bedroom suite at Ruschmeyer’s, a Chelsea Hotel with a gorgeous lakeside view and only a short bike ride into town. Ruschmeyer’s was a much needed retreat from the bustling day to day of city life.  
Aesthetically, the property was reminiscent of summer camp of our youth, but with the perks of adult leisurely activities ;). We found ourselves being drawn to the centrally located Magic Garden, complete with hammocks, picnic tables and a lovely light display of chinese lanterns hanging throughout the tree branches.The restaurant, operated by the culinary team behind The Smile in Manhattan, serves fresh seafood fare driven by locally sourced ingredients. If you came to town to dance, Electric Eel’s DJ’s will have you moving into those summer nights. We love that if we wanted a change of scenery we could just hop on a beachcruiser (free to use while your stay) to soak up some sun on the beach!

After some incredible recommendations from the most wonderful and helpful staff, it was no sweat finding some local eats and secret hideaways. Of course, we wanted to share our picks! here’s what we think you should know…

If you love California’s west coast style, fresh eating Joni’s Kitchen is a must visit.  One word - smoothies. The ultimate summer craving, smoothies and juices, we shared the four play made with watermelon, strawberries, mango and peaches. We also tried the thai me up wraps made with sweet gingered grilled chicken with shredded carrots mushrooms, sprouts & organic spinach, served with a spicy peanut sauce wrapped in a rice paper. Joni’s has the perfect beach vibe. From the retro Hawaiian postcards to the hanging surfboards and turquoise & yellow hues we were sold. Her creative kitchen offerings are a great healthy option before getting some sun.
For dinner, of course we wanted seafood. We were lead to South Edison for their clambake as mentioned in Tasting Table and were so pleased! The tasty broth was so addicting  we couldn’t help but fish the bowl for every last bite. The black & blue local sea scallops were equally as enticing and delectably prepared in bed of quinoa, oyster mushroom mix, snap peas and prune jam. We finished our meals with a glass of Wolffer Estate Rosé, a wine from a family of vineyards on the island. 

Our final morning was a hazy, dream like voyage to Ditch Plains to watch the surfers in the morning fog. Neither of us surf –yet, but a trip to this beautiful water’s edge will for sure make you want to put on a wet suit, grab a board and paddle out to ride some waves.

If we missed any spots let us know for our next trip!  We love discovering local and feeling a part of the communities we visit.  Until next time…

xxJenna and Nicole
We have been patiently waiting for the right time to take Local Creative on the road. For our first outing we opted to hop on the LIRR for a short beach trip to one of the most relaxing destinations we could think of - Montauk, Long Island. For our hotel accommodations we settled up in the coziest cabin-inspired two bedroom suite at Ruschmeyer’s, a Chelsea Hotel with a gorgeous lakeside view and only a short bike ride into town. Ruschmeyer’s was a much needed retreat from the bustling day to day of city life.  
Aesthetically, the property was reminiscent of summer camp of our youth, but with the perks of adult leisurely activities ;). We found ourselves being drawn to the centrally located Magic Garden, complete with hammocks, picnic tables and a lovely light display of chinese lanterns hanging throughout the tree branches.The restaurant, operated by the culinary team behind The Smile in Manhattan, serves fresh seafood fare driven by locally sourced ingredients. If you came to town to dance, Electric Eel’s DJ’s will have you moving into those summer nights. We love that if we wanted a change of scenery we could just hop on a beachcruiser (free to use while your stay) to soak up some sun on the beach!

After some incredible recommendations from the most wonderful and helpful staff, it was no sweat finding some local eats and secret hideaways. Of course, we wanted to share our picks! here’s what we think you should know…

If you love California’s west coast style, fresh eating Joni’s Kitchen is a must visit.  One word - smoothies. The ultimate summer craving, smoothies and juices, we shared the four play made with watermelon, strawberries, mango and peaches. We also tried the thai me up wraps made with sweet gingered grilled chicken with shredded carrots mushrooms, sprouts & organic spinach, served with a spicy peanut sauce wrapped in a rice paper. Joni’s has the perfect beach vibe. From the retro Hawaiian postcards to the hanging surfboards and turquoise & yellow hues we were sold. Her creative kitchen offerings are a great healthy option before getting some sun.
For dinner, of course we wanted seafood. We were lead to South Edison for their clambake as mentioned in Tasting Table and were so pleased! The tasty broth was so addicting  we couldn’t help but fish the bowl for every last bite. The black & blue local sea scallops were equally as enticing and delectably prepared in bed of quinoa, oyster mushroom mix, snap peas and prune jam. We finished our meals with a glass of Wolffer Estate Rosé, a wine from a family of vineyards on the island. 

Our final morning was a hazy, dream like voyage to Ditch Plains to watch the surfers in the morning fog. Neither of us surf –yet, but a trip to this beautiful water’s edge will for sure make you want to put on a wet suit, grab a board and paddle out to ride some waves.

If we missed any spots let us know for our next trip!  We love discovering local and feeling a part of the communities we visit.  Until next time…

xxJenna and Nicole
We have been patiently waiting for the right time to take Local Creative on the road. For our first outing we opted to hop on the LIRR for a short beach trip to one of the most relaxing destinations we could think of - Montauk, Long Island. For our hotel accommodations we settled up in the coziest cabin-inspired two bedroom suite at Ruschmeyer’s, a Chelsea Hotel with a gorgeous lakeside view and only a short bike ride into town. Ruschmeyer’s was a much needed retreat from the bustling day to day of city life.  
Aesthetically, the property was reminiscent of summer camp of our youth, but with the perks of adult leisurely activities ;). We found ourselves being drawn to the centrally located Magic Garden, complete with hammocks, picnic tables and a lovely light display of chinese lanterns hanging throughout the tree branches.The restaurant, operated by the culinary team behind The Smile in Manhattan, serves fresh seafood fare driven by locally sourced ingredients. If you came to town to dance, Electric Eel’s DJ’s will have you moving into those summer nights. We love that if we wanted a change of scenery we could just hop on a beachcruiser (free to use while your stay) to soak up some sun on the beach!

After some incredible recommendations from the most wonderful and helpful staff, it was no sweat finding some local eats and secret hideaways. Of course, we wanted to share our picks! here’s what we think you should know…

If you love California’s west coast style, fresh eating Joni’s Kitchen is a must visit.  One word - smoothies. The ultimate summer craving, smoothies and juices, we shared the four play made with watermelon, strawberries, mango and peaches. We also tried the thai me up wraps made with sweet gingered grilled chicken with shredded carrots mushrooms, sprouts & organic spinach, served with a spicy peanut sauce wrapped in a rice paper. Joni’s has the perfect beach vibe. From the retro Hawaiian postcards to the hanging surfboards and turquoise & yellow hues we were sold. Her creative kitchen offerings are a great healthy option before getting some sun.
For dinner, of course we wanted seafood. We were lead to South Edison for their clambake as mentioned in Tasting Table and were so pleased! The tasty broth was so addicting  we couldn’t help but fish the bowl for every last bite. The black & blue local sea scallops were equally as enticing and delectably prepared in bed of quinoa, oyster mushroom mix, snap peas and prune jam. We finished our meals with a glass of Wolffer Estate Rosé, a wine from a family of vineyards on the island. 

Our final morning was a hazy, dream like voyage to Ditch Plains to watch the surfers in the morning fog. Neither of us surf –yet, but a trip to this beautiful water’s edge will for sure make you want to put on a wet suit, grab a board and paddle out to ride some waves.

If we missed any spots let us know for our next trip!  We love discovering local and feeling a part of the communities we visit.  Until next time…

xxJenna and Nicole
We have been patiently waiting for the right time to take Local Creative on the road. For our first outing we opted to hop on the LIRR for a short beach trip to one of the most relaxing destinations we could think of - Montauk, Long Island. For our hotel accommodations we settled up in the coziest cabin-inspired two bedroom suite at Ruschmeyer’s, a Chelsea Hotel with a gorgeous lakeside view and only a short bike ride into town. Ruschmeyer’s was a much needed retreat from the bustling day to day of city life.  
Aesthetically, the property was reminiscent of summer camp of our youth, but with the perks of adult leisurely activities ;). We found ourselves being drawn to the centrally located Magic Garden, complete with hammocks, picnic tables and a lovely light display of chinese lanterns hanging throughout the tree branches.The restaurant, operated by the culinary team behind The Smile in Manhattan, serves fresh seafood fare driven by locally sourced ingredients. If you came to town to dance, Electric Eel’s DJ’s will have you moving into those summer nights. We love that if we wanted a change of scenery we could just hop on a beachcruiser (free to use while your stay) to soak up some sun on the beach!

After some incredible recommendations from the most wonderful and helpful staff, it was no sweat finding some local eats and secret hideaways. Of course, we wanted to share our picks! here’s what we think you should know…

If you love California’s west coast style, fresh eating Joni’s Kitchen is a must visit.  One word - smoothies. The ultimate summer craving, smoothies and juices, we shared the four play made with watermelon, strawberries, mango and peaches. We also tried the thai me up wraps made with sweet gingered grilled chicken with shredded carrots mushrooms, sprouts & organic spinach, served with a spicy peanut sauce wrapped in a rice paper. Joni’s has the perfect beach vibe. From the retro Hawaiian postcards to the hanging surfboards and turquoise & yellow hues we were sold. Her creative kitchen offerings are a great healthy option before getting some sun.
For dinner, of course we wanted seafood. We were lead to South Edison for their clambake as mentioned in Tasting Table and were so pleased! The tasty broth was so addicting  we couldn’t help but fish the bowl for every last bite. The black & blue local sea scallops were equally as enticing and delectably prepared in bed of quinoa, oyster mushroom mix, snap peas and prune jam. We finished our meals with a glass of Wolffer Estate Rosé, a wine from a family of vineyards on the island. 

Our final morning was a hazy, dream like voyage to Ditch Plains to watch the surfers in the morning fog. Neither of us surf –yet, but a trip to this beautiful water’s edge will for sure make you want to put on a wet suit, grab a board and paddle out to ride some waves.

If we missed any spots let us know for our next trip!  We love discovering local and feeling a part of the communities we visit.  Until next time…

xxJenna and Nicole
We have been patiently waiting for the right time to take Local Creative on the road. For our first outing we opted to hop on the LIRR for a short beach trip to one of the most relaxing destinations we could think of - Montauk, Long Island. For our hotel accommodations we settled up in the coziest cabin-inspired two bedroom suite at Ruschmeyer’s, a Chelsea Hotel with a gorgeous lakeside view and only a short bike ride into town. Ruschmeyer’s was a much needed retreat from the bustling day to day of city life.  
Aesthetically, the property was reminiscent of summer camp of our youth, but with the perks of adult leisurely activities ;). We found ourselves being drawn to the centrally located Magic Garden, complete with hammocks, picnic tables and a lovely light display of chinese lanterns hanging throughout the tree branches.The restaurant, operated by the culinary team behind The Smile in Manhattan, serves fresh seafood fare driven by locally sourced ingredients. If you came to town to dance, Electric Eel’s DJ’s will have you moving into those summer nights. We love that if we wanted a change of scenery we could just hop on a beachcruiser (free to use while your stay) to soak up some sun on the beach!

After some incredible recommendations from the most wonderful and helpful staff, it was no sweat finding some local eats and secret hideaways. Of course, we wanted to share our picks! here’s what we think you should know…

If you love California’s west coast style, fresh eating Joni’s Kitchen is a must visit.  One word - smoothies. The ultimate summer craving, smoothies and juices, we shared the four play made with watermelon, strawberries, mango and peaches. We also tried the thai me up wraps made with sweet gingered grilled chicken with shredded carrots mushrooms, sprouts & organic spinach, served with a spicy peanut sauce wrapped in a rice paper. Joni’s has the perfect beach vibe. From the retro Hawaiian postcards to the hanging surfboards and turquoise & yellow hues we were sold. Her creative kitchen offerings are a great healthy option before getting some sun.
For dinner, of course we wanted seafood. We were lead to South Edison for their clambake as mentioned in Tasting Table and were so pleased! The tasty broth was so addicting  we couldn’t help but fish the bowl for every last bite. The black & blue local sea scallops were equally as enticing and delectably prepared in bed of quinoa, oyster mushroom mix, snap peas and prune jam. We finished our meals with a glass of Wolffer Estate Rosé, a wine from a family of vineyards on the island. 

Our final morning was a hazy, dream like voyage to Ditch Plains to watch the surfers in the morning fog. Neither of us surf –yet, but a trip to this beautiful water’s edge will for sure make you want to put on a wet suit, grab a board and paddle out to ride some waves.

If we missed any spots let us know for our next trip!  We love discovering local and feeling a part of the communities we visit.  Until next time…

xxJenna and Nicole
We have been patiently waiting for the right time to take Local Creative on the road. For our first outing we opted to hop on the LIRR for a short beach trip to one of the most relaxing destinations we could think of - Montauk, Long Island. For our hotel accommodations we settled up in the coziest cabin-inspired two bedroom suite at Ruschmeyer’s, a Chelsea Hotel with a gorgeous lakeside view and only a short bike ride into town. Ruschmeyer’s was a much needed retreat from the bustling day to day of city life.  
Aesthetically, the property was reminiscent of summer camp of our youth, but with the perks of adult leisurely activities ;). We found ourselves being drawn to the centrally located Magic Garden, complete with hammocks, picnic tables and a lovely light display of chinese lanterns hanging throughout the tree branches.The restaurant, operated by the culinary team behind The Smile in Manhattan, serves fresh seafood fare driven by locally sourced ingredients. If you came to town to dance, Electric Eel’s DJ’s will have you moving into those summer nights. We love that if we wanted a change of scenery we could just hop on a beachcruiser (free to use while your stay) to soak up some sun on the beach!

After some incredible recommendations from the most wonderful and helpful staff, it was no sweat finding some local eats and secret hideaways. Of course, we wanted to share our picks! here’s what we think you should know…

If you love California’s west coast style, fresh eating Joni’s Kitchen is a must visit.  One word - smoothies. The ultimate summer craving, smoothies and juices, we shared the four play made with watermelon, strawberries, mango and peaches. We also tried the thai me up wraps made with sweet gingered grilled chicken with shredded carrots mushrooms, sprouts & organic spinach, served with a spicy peanut sauce wrapped in a rice paper. Joni’s has the perfect beach vibe. From the retro Hawaiian postcards to the hanging surfboards and turquoise & yellow hues we were sold. Her creative kitchen offerings are a great healthy option before getting some sun.
For dinner, of course we wanted seafood. We were lead to South Edison for their clambake as mentioned in Tasting Table and were so pleased! The tasty broth was so addicting  we couldn’t help but fish the bowl for every last bite. The black & blue local sea scallops were equally as enticing and delectably prepared in bed of quinoa, oyster mushroom mix, snap peas and prune jam. We finished our meals with a glass of Wolffer Estate Rosé, a wine from a family of vineyards on the island. 

Our final morning was a hazy, dream like voyage to Ditch Plains to watch the surfers in the morning fog. Neither of us surf –yet, but a trip to this beautiful water’s edge will for sure make you want to put on a wet suit, grab a board and paddle out to ride some waves.

If we missed any spots let us know for our next trip!  We love discovering local and feeling a part of the communities we visit.  Until next time…

xxJenna and Nicole
We have been patiently waiting for the right time to take Local Creative on the road. For our first outing we opted to hop on the LIRR for a short beach trip to one of the most relaxing destinations we could think of - Montauk, Long Island. For our hotel accommodations we settled up in the coziest cabin-inspired two bedroom suite at Ruschmeyer’s, a Chelsea Hotel with a gorgeous lakeside view and only a short bike ride into town. Ruschmeyer’s was a much needed retreat from the bustling day to day of city life.  
Aesthetically, the property was reminiscent of summer camp of our youth, but with the perks of adult leisurely activities ;). We found ourselves being drawn to the centrally located Magic Garden, complete with hammocks, picnic tables and a lovely light display of chinese lanterns hanging throughout the tree branches.The restaurant, operated by the culinary team behind The Smile in Manhattan, serves fresh seafood fare driven by locally sourced ingredients. If you came to town to dance, Electric Eel’s DJ’s will have you moving into those summer nights. We love that if we wanted a change of scenery we could just hop on a beachcruiser (free to use while your stay) to soak up some sun on the beach!

After some incredible recommendations from the most wonderful and helpful staff, it was no sweat finding some local eats and secret hideaways. Of course, we wanted to share our picks! here’s what we think you should know…

If you love California’s west coast style, fresh eating Joni’s Kitchen is a must visit.  One word - smoothies. The ultimate summer craving, smoothies and juices, we shared the four play made with watermelon, strawberries, mango and peaches. We also tried the thai me up wraps made with sweet gingered grilled chicken with shredded carrots mushrooms, sprouts & organic spinach, served with a spicy peanut sauce wrapped in a rice paper. Joni’s has the perfect beach vibe. From the retro Hawaiian postcards to the hanging surfboards and turquoise & yellow hues we were sold. Her creative kitchen offerings are a great healthy option before getting some sun.
For dinner, of course we wanted seafood. We were lead to South Edison for their clambake as mentioned in Tasting Table and were so pleased! The tasty broth was so addicting  we couldn’t help but fish the bowl for every last bite. The black & blue local sea scallops were equally as enticing and delectably prepared in bed of quinoa, oyster mushroom mix, snap peas and prune jam. We finished our meals with a glass of Wolffer Estate Rosé, a wine from a family of vineyards on the island. 

Our final morning was a hazy, dream like voyage to Ditch Plains to watch the surfers in the morning fog. Neither of us surf –yet, but a trip to this beautiful water’s edge will for sure make you want to put on a wet suit, grab a board and paddle out to ride some waves.

If we missed any spots let us know for our next trip!  We love discovering local and feeling a part of the communities we visit.  Until next time…

xxJenna and Nicole
We have been patiently waiting for the right time to take Local Creative on the road. For our first outing we opted to hop on the LIRR for a short beach trip to one of the most relaxing destinations we could think of - Montauk, Long Island. For our hotel accommodations we settled up in the coziest cabin-inspired two bedroom suite at Ruschmeyer’s, a Chelsea Hotel with a gorgeous lakeside view and only a short bike ride into town. Ruschmeyer’s was a much needed retreat from the bustling day to day of city life.  
Aesthetically, the property was reminiscent of summer camp of our youth, but with the perks of adult leisurely activities ;). We found ourselves being drawn to the centrally located Magic Garden, complete with hammocks, picnic tables and a lovely light display of chinese lanterns hanging throughout the tree branches.The restaurant, operated by the culinary team behind The Smile in Manhattan, serves fresh seafood fare driven by locally sourced ingredients. If you came to town to dance, Electric Eel’s DJ’s will have you moving into those summer nights. We love that if we wanted a change of scenery we could just hop on a beachcruiser (free to use while your stay) to soak up some sun on the beach!

After some incredible recommendations from the most wonderful and helpful staff, it was no sweat finding some local eats and secret hideaways. Of course, we wanted to share our picks! here’s what we think you should know…

If you love California’s west coast style, fresh eating Joni’s Kitchen is a must visit.  One word - smoothies. The ultimate summer craving, smoothies and juices, we shared the four play made with watermelon, strawberries, mango and peaches. We also tried the thai me up wraps made with sweet gingered grilled chicken with shredded carrots mushrooms, sprouts & organic spinach, served with a spicy peanut sauce wrapped in a rice paper. Joni’s has the perfect beach vibe. From the retro Hawaiian postcards to the hanging surfboards and turquoise & yellow hues we were sold. Her creative kitchen offerings are a great healthy option before getting some sun.
For dinner, of course we wanted seafood. We were lead to South Edison for their clambake as mentioned in Tasting Table and were so pleased! The tasty broth was so addicting  we couldn’t help but fish the bowl for every last bite. The black & blue local sea scallops were equally as enticing and delectably prepared in bed of quinoa, oyster mushroom mix, snap peas and prune jam. We finished our meals with a glass of Wolffer Estate Rosé, a wine from a family of vineyards on the island. 

Our final morning was a hazy, dream like voyage to Ditch Plains to watch the surfers in the morning fog. Neither of us surf –yet, but a trip to this beautiful water’s edge will for sure make you want to put on a wet suit, grab a board and paddle out to ride some waves.

If we missed any spots let us know for our next trip!  We love discovering local and feeling a part of the communities we visit.  Until next time…

xxJenna and Nicole
We have been patiently waiting for the right time to take Local Creative on the road. For our first outing we opted to hop on the LIRR for a short beach trip to one of the most relaxing destinations we could think of - Montauk, Long Island. For our hotel accommodations we settled up in the coziest cabin-inspired two bedroom suite at Ruschmeyer’s, a Chelsea Hotel with a gorgeous lakeside view and only a short bike ride into town. Ruschmeyer’s was a much needed retreat from the bustling day to day of city life.  
Aesthetically, the property was reminiscent of summer camp of our youth, but with the perks of adult leisurely activities ;). We found ourselves being drawn to the centrally located Magic Garden, complete with hammocks, picnic tables and a lovely light display of chinese lanterns hanging throughout the tree branches.The restaurant, operated by the culinary team behind The Smile in Manhattan, serves fresh seafood fare driven by locally sourced ingredients. If you came to town to dance, Electric Eel’s DJ’s will have you moving into those summer nights. We love that if we wanted a change of scenery we could just hop on a beachcruiser (free to use while your stay) to soak up some sun on the beach!

After some incredible recommendations from the most wonderful and helpful staff, it was no sweat finding some local eats and secret hideaways. Of course, we wanted to share our picks! here’s what we think you should know…

If you love California’s west coast style, fresh eating Joni’s Kitchen is a must visit.  One word - smoothies. The ultimate summer craving, smoothies and juices, we shared the four play made with watermelon, strawberries, mango and peaches. We also tried the thai me up wraps made with sweet gingered grilled chicken with shredded carrots mushrooms, sprouts & organic spinach, served with a spicy peanut sauce wrapped in a rice paper. Joni’s has the perfect beach vibe. From the retro Hawaiian postcards to the hanging surfboards and turquoise & yellow hues we were sold. Her creative kitchen offerings are a great healthy option before getting some sun.
For dinner, of course we wanted seafood. We were lead to South Edison for their clambake as mentioned in Tasting Table and were so pleased! The tasty broth was so addicting  we couldn’t help but fish the bowl for every last bite. The black & blue local sea scallops were equally as enticing and delectably prepared in bed of quinoa, oyster mushroom mix, snap peas and prune jam. We finished our meals with a glass of Wolffer Estate Rosé, a wine from a family of vineyards on the island. 

Our final morning was a hazy, dream like voyage to Ditch Plains to watch the surfers in the morning fog. Neither of us surf –yet, but a trip to this beautiful water’s edge will for sure make you want to put on a wet suit, grab a board and paddle out to ride some waves.

If we missed any spots let us know for our next trip!  We love discovering local and feeling a part of the communities we visit.  Until next time…

xxJenna and Nicole

We have been patiently waiting for the right time to take Local Creative on the road. For our first outing we opted to hop on the LIRR for a short beach trip to one of the most relaxing destinations we could think of - Montauk, Long Island. For our hotel accommodations we settled up in the coziest cabin-inspired two bedroom suite at Ruschmeyer’s, a Chelsea Hotel with a gorgeous lakeside view and only a short bike ride into town. Ruschmeyer’s was a much needed retreat from the bustling day to day of city life.  

Aesthetically, the property was reminiscent of summer camp of our youth, but with the perks of adult leisurely activities ;). We found ourselves being drawn to the centrally located Magic Garden, complete with hammocks, picnic tables and a lovely light display of chinese lanterns hanging throughout the tree branches.The restaurant, operated by the culinary team behind The Smile in Manhattan, serves fresh seafood fare driven by locally sourced ingredients. If you came to town to dance, Electric Eel’s DJ’s will have you moving into those summer nights. We love that if we wanted a change of scenery we could just hop on a beachcruiser (free to use while your stay) to soak up some sun on the beach!

After some incredible recommendations from the most wonderful and helpful staff, it was no sweat finding some local eats and secret hideaways. Of course, we wanted to share our picks! here’s what we think you should know…

If you love California’s west coast style, fresh eating Joni’s Kitchen is a must visit.  One word - smoothies. The ultimate summer craving, smoothies and juices, we shared the four play made with watermelon, strawberries, mango and peaches. We also tried the thai me up wraps made with sweet gingered grilled chicken with shredded carrots mushrooms, sprouts & organic spinach, served with a spicy peanut sauce wrapped in a rice paper. Joni’s has the perfect beach vibe. From the retro Hawaiian postcards to the hanging surfboards and turquoise & yellow hues we were sold. Her creative kitchen offerings are a great healthy option before getting some sun.

For dinner, of course we wanted seafood. We were lead to South Edison for their clambake as mentioned in Tasting Table and were so pleased! The tasty broth was so addicting  we couldn’t help but fish the bowl for every last bite. The black & blue local sea scallops were equally as enticing and delectably prepared in bed of quinoa, oyster mushroom mix, snap peas and prune jam. We finished our meals with a glass of Wolffer Estate Rosé, a wine from a family of vineyards on the island.

Our final morning was a hazy, dream like voyage to Ditch Plains to watch the surfers in the morning fog. Neither of us surf –yet, but a trip to this beautiful water’s edge will for sure make you want to put on a wet suit, grab a board and paddle out to ride some waves.

If we missed any spots let us know for our next trip!  We love discovering local and feeling a part of the communities we visit.  Until next time…

xxJenna and Nicole

We love discovering options for eating healthy in the city. Our pick for summer 2014 is a little spot right in the heart of Chinatown.  Besides…juicing and scouring menus to find something on lighter side is exhausting. At Dimes, a new health focused eatery by Sabrina De Sousa and Alissa Wagner, every dish you order from the kitchen, leaves you feeling satisfied, full of energy and like you have made a good food choice for the day ;).
For us, Dimes is just a short walk over the Williamsburg Bridge. We picked a gorgeous early summer morning to make the trip to Chinatown for breakfast. (Tip: these ladies know what’s up, the spot is bustlin’ on the weekends so get there early!) 
If you don’t follow them yet, make sure to check out the Dimes Insta feed (@dimesny). That’s where we spotted the strawberry banana acai bowl and it was the first thing we ordered off their delicious menu. Alongside the strawberry banana goodness, its was topped with goji granola, bee pollen and mixed with house-made almond milk.  For our morning eggs we shared thesunny up egg tartine with shaved asparagus and unbelievable house made-ricotta, with a side of fresh sliced avocado. (Did we mention we LOVE house made ricotta). To round out our meal, we opted for the big salad with greens, roasted plum, charred corn and candy cane beets tossed in a basil vinaigrette.
We were so enamored with our wonderful morning breakfast, we couldn’t wait to ask Sabrina and Alissa to get us some more details on their locavoristic kitchen, cooking tips and their favorite spots in the city.  Check out their responses below.

xo Jenna and Nicole

1. Where did find inspiration for the healthy hangout concept come from?
Alissa: Sabrina and I were always looking for places to eat that were both fun and healthy and there was just nothing around.  We always ended up at Whole Foods because it was the only place you could grab a salad that was filling.  We wanted to create the type of place where we wanted to eat, and spend time everyday with a lot of delicious, healthy options.
2. What is your role within Dimes?  
Alissa: I’m the chef and run back of house operations.  
Sabrina: I deal with Front of house operations, branding and accounting.  
3. What’s your favorite part about owning a restaurant?  
Alissa: We have so many local regulars that eat at Dimes everyday - I love feeling like we’ve created a real neighborhood spot where everyone knows each other.  Its creates such a fun, friendly atmosphere.  
Sabrina: Its definitely rewarding to walk in there and know that our customers are content. I’m really proud of what we bring to the table. :)
4. Summer is hot, what are some necessary wardrobe pieces while at Dimes?
Alissa: loose clothes you can move in. Right now I’m into vintage silk short pajama sets.  I’ll wear the shorts with a cotton top and the top with cutoffs or linen shorts.  
Sabrina: Short dresses and a high ponytail!
5. What is your favorite ingredient to cook with?  
Alissa: I love thai chilies for heat…..red-veined sorrel is an amazing way to bring a fresh, citrusy brightness to a dish…..the leaves are so beautiful.  
6. Are you looking forward to any exciting summer escapes?  
Alissa: I’m trying to plan a trip to Greece and Turkey but it may have to wait until fall.  I will definitely be hitting local beaches in the meantime….dreaming about sand and sun.
Sabrina: Im going to Amalfi for a wedding in a few weeks.  Can’t wait!
7. What made you choose your location in Chinatown?  
Alissa: Sabrina and I both live here and saw a great opportunity to fill a void and contribute to our neighborhood. There were very few dining options when we opened but that seems to be changing rapidly.  
8. If you could eat anywhere for the rest of your life where would it be?    
Alissa: Sitting in the middle of my own dream garden and chomping fresh off the vine!!
Sabrina: Definitely anywhere in the mediterranean 
9. In your opinion what’s NYC best kept secret?  
Alissa: Foot Haven on Pell Street.  Fantastic foot reflexology and massage that is insanely affordable.
Sabrina: The Mela Foundation, Dream house!  
10. Who inspires you in business?
Alissa: I’ve had the opportunity to work for some amazing women business owners - Kazusa Jibiki, the owner of Lovely Day where Sabs and I met, as well as Eunice Lee, owner of Unis.    Seeing the incredibly successful businesses they created was always so inspiring to me.  I always knew I wanted that for myself one day and learned so much from them.  They made going after your own dreams seem really possible.
Sabrina: I love it when I hear what our generation are doing in New York. We’re so incredibly lucky to be in a platform of wonderful opportunities, if you’re focused, of course.   
We love discovering options for eating healthy in the city. Our pick for summer 2014 is a little spot right in the heart of Chinatown.  Besides…juicing and scouring menus to find something on lighter side is exhausting. At Dimes, a new health focused eatery by Sabrina De Sousa and Alissa Wagner, every dish you order from the kitchen, leaves you feeling satisfied, full of energy and like you have made a good food choice for the day ;).
For us, Dimes is just a short walk over the Williamsburg Bridge. We picked a gorgeous early summer morning to make the trip to Chinatown for breakfast. (Tip: these ladies know what’s up, the spot is bustlin’ on the weekends so get there early!) 
If you don’t follow them yet, make sure to check out the Dimes Insta feed (@dimesny). That’s where we spotted the strawberry banana acai bowl and it was the first thing we ordered off their delicious menu. Alongside the strawberry banana goodness, its was topped with goji granola, bee pollen and mixed with house-made almond milk.  For our morning eggs we shared thesunny up egg tartine with shaved asparagus and unbelievable house made-ricotta, with a side of fresh sliced avocado. (Did we mention we LOVE house made ricotta). To round out our meal, we opted for the big salad with greens, roasted plum, charred corn and candy cane beets tossed in a basil vinaigrette.
We were so enamored with our wonderful morning breakfast, we couldn’t wait to ask Sabrina and Alissa to get us some more details on their locavoristic kitchen, cooking tips and their favorite spots in the city.  Check out their responses below.

xo Jenna and Nicole

1. Where did find inspiration for the healthy hangout concept come from?
Alissa: Sabrina and I were always looking for places to eat that were both fun and healthy and there was just nothing around.  We always ended up at Whole Foods because it was the only place you could grab a salad that was filling.  We wanted to create the type of place where we wanted to eat, and spend time everyday with a lot of delicious, healthy options.
2. What is your role within Dimes?  
Alissa: I’m the chef and run back of house operations.  
Sabrina: I deal with Front of house operations, branding and accounting.  
3. What’s your favorite part about owning a restaurant?  
Alissa: We have so many local regulars that eat at Dimes everyday - I love feeling like we’ve created a real neighborhood spot where everyone knows each other.  Its creates such a fun, friendly atmosphere.  
Sabrina: Its definitely rewarding to walk in there and know that our customers are content. I’m really proud of what we bring to the table. :)
4. Summer is hot, what are some necessary wardrobe pieces while at Dimes?
Alissa: loose clothes you can move in. Right now I’m into vintage silk short pajama sets.  I’ll wear the shorts with a cotton top and the top with cutoffs or linen shorts.  
Sabrina: Short dresses and a high ponytail!
5. What is your favorite ingredient to cook with?  
Alissa: I love thai chilies for heat…..red-veined sorrel is an amazing way to bring a fresh, citrusy brightness to a dish…..the leaves are so beautiful.  
6. Are you looking forward to any exciting summer escapes?  
Alissa: I’m trying to plan a trip to Greece and Turkey but it may have to wait until fall.  I will definitely be hitting local beaches in the meantime….dreaming about sand and sun.
Sabrina: Im going to Amalfi for a wedding in a few weeks.  Can’t wait!
7. What made you choose your location in Chinatown?  
Alissa: Sabrina and I both live here and saw a great opportunity to fill a void and contribute to our neighborhood. There were very few dining options when we opened but that seems to be changing rapidly.  
8. If you could eat anywhere for the rest of your life where would it be?    
Alissa: Sitting in the middle of my own dream garden and chomping fresh off the vine!!
Sabrina: Definitely anywhere in the mediterranean 
9. In your opinion what’s NYC best kept secret?  
Alissa: Foot Haven on Pell Street.  Fantastic foot reflexology and massage that is insanely affordable.
Sabrina: The Mela Foundation, Dream house!  
10. Who inspires you in business?
Alissa: I’ve had the opportunity to work for some amazing women business owners - Kazusa Jibiki, the owner of Lovely Day where Sabs and I met, as well as Eunice Lee, owner of Unis.    Seeing the incredibly successful businesses they created was always so inspiring to me.  I always knew I wanted that for myself one day and learned so much from them.  They made going after your own dreams seem really possible.
Sabrina: I love it when I hear what our generation are doing in New York. We’re so incredibly lucky to be in a platform of wonderful opportunities, if you’re focused, of course.   
We love discovering options for eating healthy in the city. Our pick for summer 2014 is a little spot right in the heart of Chinatown.  Besides…juicing and scouring menus to find something on lighter side is exhausting. At Dimes, a new health focused eatery by Sabrina De Sousa and Alissa Wagner, every dish you order from the kitchen, leaves you feeling satisfied, full of energy and like you have made a good food choice for the day ;).
For us, Dimes is just a short walk over the Williamsburg Bridge. We picked a gorgeous early summer morning to make the trip to Chinatown for breakfast. (Tip: these ladies know what’s up, the spot is bustlin’ on the weekends so get there early!) 
If you don’t follow them yet, make sure to check out the Dimes Insta feed (@dimesny). That’s where we spotted the strawberry banana acai bowl and it was the first thing we ordered off their delicious menu. Alongside the strawberry banana goodness, its was topped with goji granola, bee pollen and mixed with house-made almond milk.  For our morning eggs we shared thesunny up egg tartine with shaved asparagus and unbelievable house made-ricotta, with a side of fresh sliced avocado. (Did we mention we LOVE house made ricotta). To round out our meal, we opted for the big salad with greens, roasted plum, charred corn and candy cane beets tossed in a basil vinaigrette.
We were so enamored with our wonderful morning breakfast, we couldn’t wait to ask Sabrina and Alissa to get us some more details on their locavoristic kitchen, cooking tips and their favorite spots in the city.  Check out their responses below.

xo Jenna and Nicole

1. Where did find inspiration for the healthy hangout concept come from?
Alissa: Sabrina and I were always looking for places to eat that were both fun and healthy and there was just nothing around.  We always ended up at Whole Foods because it was the only place you could grab a salad that was filling.  We wanted to create the type of place where we wanted to eat, and spend time everyday with a lot of delicious, healthy options.
2. What is your role within Dimes?  
Alissa: I’m the chef and run back of house operations.  
Sabrina: I deal with Front of house operations, branding and accounting.  
3. What’s your favorite part about owning a restaurant?  
Alissa: We have so many local regulars that eat at Dimes everyday - I love feeling like we’ve created a real neighborhood spot where everyone knows each other.  Its creates such a fun, friendly atmosphere.  
Sabrina: Its definitely rewarding to walk in there and know that our customers are content. I’m really proud of what we bring to the table. :)
4. Summer is hot, what are some necessary wardrobe pieces while at Dimes?
Alissa: loose clothes you can move in. Right now I’m into vintage silk short pajama sets.  I’ll wear the shorts with a cotton top and the top with cutoffs or linen shorts.  
Sabrina: Short dresses and a high ponytail!
5. What is your favorite ingredient to cook with?  
Alissa: I love thai chilies for heat…..red-veined sorrel is an amazing way to bring a fresh, citrusy brightness to a dish…..the leaves are so beautiful.  
6. Are you looking forward to any exciting summer escapes?  
Alissa: I’m trying to plan a trip to Greece and Turkey but it may have to wait until fall.  I will definitely be hitting local beaches in the meantime….dreaming about sand and sun.
Sabrina: Im going to Amalfi for a wedding in a few weeks.  Can’t wait!
7. What made you choose your location in Chinatown?  
Alissa: Sabrina and I both live here and saw a great opportunity to fill a void and contribute to our neighborhood. There were very few dining options when we opened but that seems to be changing rapidly.  
8. If you could eat anywhere for the rest of your life where would it be?    
Alissa: Sitting in the middle of my own dream garden and chomping fresh off the vine!!
Sabrina: Definitely anywhere in the mediterranean 
9. In your opinion what’s NYC best kept secret?  
Alissa: Foot Haven on Pell Street.  Fantastic foot reflexology and massage that is insanely affordable.
Sabrina: The Mela Foundation, Dream house!  
10. Who inspires you in business?
Alissa: I’ve had the opportunity to work for some amazing women business owners - Kazusa Jibiki, the owner of Lovely Day where Sabs and I met, as well as Eunice Lee, owner of Unis.    Seeing the incredibly successful businesses they created was always so inspiring to me.  I always knew I wanted that for myself one day and learned so much from them.  They made going after your own dreams seem really possible.
Sabrina: I love it when I hear what our generation are doing in New York. We’re so incredibly lucky to be in a platform of wonderful opportunities, if you’re focused, of course.   
We love discovering options for eating healthy in the city. Our pick for summer 2014 is a little spot right in the heart of Chinatown.  Besides…juicing and scouring menus to find something on lighter side is exhausting. At Dimes, a new health focused eatery by Sabrina De Sousa and Alissa Wagner, every dish you order from the kitchen, leaves you feeling satisfied, full of energy and like you have made a good food choice for the day ;).
For us, Dimes is just a short walk over the Williamsburg Bridge. We picked a gorgeous early summer morning to make the trip to Chinatown for breakfast. (Tip: these ladies know what’s up, the spot is bustlin’ on the weekends so get there early!) 
If you don’t follow them yet, make sure to check out the Dimes Insta feed (@dimesny). That’s where we spotted the strawberry banana acai bowl and it was the first thing we ordered off their delicious menu. Alongside the strawberry banana goodness, its was topped with goji granola, bee pollen and mixed with house-made almond milk.  For our morning eggs we shared thesunny up egg tartine with shaved asparagus and unbelievable house made-ricotta, with a side of fresh sliced avocado. (Did we mention we LOVE house made ricotta). To round out our meal, we opted for the big salad with greens, roasted plum, charred corn and candy cane beets tossed in a basil vinaigrette.
We were so enamored with our wonderful morning breakfast, we couldn’t wait to ask Sabrina and Alissa to get us some more details on their locavoristic kitchen, cooking tips and their favorite spots in the city.  Check out their responses below.

xo Jenna and Nicole

1. Where did find inspiration for the healthy hangout concept come from?
Alissa: Sabrina and I were always looking for places to eat that were both fun and healthy and there was just nothing around.  We always ended up at Whole Foods because it was the only place you could grab a salad that was filling.  We wanted to create the type of place where we wanted to eat, and spend time everyday with a lot of delicious, healthy options.
2. What is your role within Dimes?  
Alissa: I’m the chef and run back of house operations.  
Sabrina: I deal with Front of house operations, branding and accounting.  
3. What’s your favorite part about owning a restaurant?  
Alissa: We have so many local regulars that eat at Dimes everyday - I love feeling like we’ve created a real neighborhood spot where everyone knows each other.  Its creates such a fun, friendly atmosphere.  
Sabrina: Its definitely rewarding to walk in there and know that our customers are content. I’m really proud of what we bring to the table. :)
4. Summer is hot, what are some necessary wardrobe pieces while at Dimes?
Alissa: loose clothes you can move in. Right now I’m into vintage silk short pajama sets.  I’ll wear the shorts with a cotton top and the top with cutoffs or linen shorts.  
Sabrina: Short dresses and a high ponytail!
5. What is your favorite ingredient to cook with?  
Alissa: I love thai chilies for heat…..red-veined sorrel is an amazing way to bring a fresh, citrusy brightness to a dish…..the leaves are so beautiful.  
6. Are you looking forward to any exciting summer escapes?  
Alissa: I’m trying to plan a trip to Greece and Turkey but it may have to wait until fall.  I will definitely be hitting local beaches in the meantime….dreaming about sand and sun.
Sabrina: Im going to Amalfi for a wedding in a few weeks.  Can’t wait!
7. What made you choose your location in Chinatown?  
Alissa: Sabrina and I both live here and saw a great opportunity to fill a void and contribute to our neighborhood. There were very few dining options when we opened but that seems to be changing rapidly.  
8. If you could eat anywhere for the rest of your life where would it be?    
Alissa: Sitting in the middle of my own dream garden and chomping fresh off the vine!!
Sabrina: Definitely anywhere in the mediterranean 
9. In your opinion what’s NYC best kept secret?  
Alissa: Foot Haven on Pell Street.  Fantastic foot reflexology and massage that is insanely affordable.
Sabrina: The Mela Foundation, Dream house!  
10. Who inspires you in business?
Alissa: I’ve had the opportunity to work for some amazing women business owners - Kazusa Jibiki, the owner of Lovely Day where Sabs and I met, as well as Eunice Lee, owner of Unis.    Seeing the incredibly successful businesses they created was always so inspiring to me.  I always knew I wanted that for myself one day and learned so much from them.  They made going after your own dreams seem really possible.
Sabrina: I love it when I hear what our generation are doing in New York. We’re so incredibly lucky to be in a platform of wonderful opportunities, if you’re focused, of course.   
We love discovering options for eating healthy in the city. Our pick for summer 2014 is a little spot right in the heart of Chinatown.  Besides…juicing and scouring menus to find something on lighter side is exhausting. At Dimes, a new health focused eatery by Sabrina De Sousa and Alissa Wagner, every dish you order from the kitchen, leaves you feeling satisfied, full of energy and like you have made a good food choice for the day ;).
For us, Dimes is just a short walk over the Williamsburg Bridge. We picked a gorgeous early summer morning to make the trip to Chinatown for breakfast. (Tip: these ladies know what’s up, the spot is bustlin’ on the weekends so get there early!) 
If you don’t follow them yet, make sure to check out the Dimes Insta feed (@dimesny). That’s where we spotted the strawberry banana acai bowl and it was the first thing we ordered off their delicious menu. Alongside the strawberry banana goodness, its was topped with goji granola, bee pollen and mixed with house-made almond milk.  For our morning eggs we shared thesunny up egg tartine with shaved asparagus and unbelievable house made-ricotta, with a side of fresh sliced avocado. (Did we mention we LOVE house made ricotta). To round out our meal, we opted for the big salad with greens, roasted plum, charred corn and candy cane beets tossed in a basil vinaigrette.
We were so enamored with our wonderful morning breakfast, we couldn’t wait to ask Sabrina and Alissa to get us some more details on their locavoristic kitchen, cooking tips and their favorite spots in the city.  Check out their responses below.

xo Jenna and Nicole

1. Where did find inspiration for the healthy hangout concept come from?
Alissa: Sabrina and I were always looking for places to eat that were both fun and healthy and there was just nothing around.  We always ended up at Whole Foods because it was the only place you could grab a salad that was filling.  We wanted to create the type of place where we wanted to eat, and spend time everyday with a lot of delicious, healthy options.
2. What is your role within Dimes?  
Alissa: I’m the chef and run back of house operations.  
Sabrina: I deal with Front of house operations, branding and accounting.  
3. What’s your favorite part about owning a restaurant?  
Alissa: We have so many local regulars that eat at Dimes everyday - I love feeling like we’ve created a real neighborhood spot where everyone knows each other.  Its creates such a fun, friendly atmosphere.  
Sabrina: Its definitely rewarding to walk in there and know that our customers are content. I’m really proud of what we bring to the table. :)
4. Summer is hot, what are some necessary wardrobe pieces while at Dimes?
Alissa: loose clothes you can move in. Right now I’m into vintage silk short pajama sets.  I’ll wear the shorts with a cotton top and the top with cutoffs or linen shorts.  
Sabrina: Short dresses and a high ponytail!
5. What is your favorite ingredient to cook with?  
Alissa: I love thai chilies for heat…..red-veined sorrel is an amazing way to bring a fresh, citrusy brightness to a dish…..the leaves are so beautiful.  
6. Are you looking forward to any exciting summer escapes?  
Alissa: I’m trying to plan a trip to Greece and Turkey but it may have to wait until fall.  I will definitely be hitting local beaches in the meantime….dreaming about sand and sun.
Sabrina: Im going to Amalfi for a wedding in a few weeks.  Can’t wait!
7. What made you choose your location in Chinatown?  
Alissa: Sabrina and I both live here and saw a great opportunity to fill a void and contribute to our neighborhood. There were very few dining options when we opened but that seems to be changing rapidly.  
8. If you could eat anywhere for the rest of your life where would it be?    
Alissa: Sitting in the middle of my own dream garden and chomping fresh off the vine!!
Sabrina: Definitely anywhere in the mediterranean 
9. In your opinion what’s NYC best kept secret?  
Alissa: Foot Haven on Pell Street.  Fantastic foot reflexology and massage that is insanely affordable.
Sabrina: The Mela Foundation, Dream house!  
10. Who inspires you in business?
Alissa: I’ve had the opportunity to work for some amazing women business owners - Kazusa Jibiki, the owner of Lovely Day where Sabs and I met, as well as Eunice Lee, owner of Unis.    Seeing the incredibly successful businesses they created was always so inspiring to me.  I always knew I wanted that for myself one day and learned so much from them.  They made going after your own dreams seem really possible.
Sabrina: I love it when I hear what our generation are doing in New York. We’re so incredibly lucky to be in a platform of wonderful opportunities, if you’re focused, of course.   
We love discovering options for eating healthy in the city. Our pick for summer 2014 is a little spot right in the heart of Chinatown.  Besides…juicing and scouring menus to find something on lighter side is exhausting. At Dimes, a new health focused eatery by Sabrina De Sousa and Alissa Wagner, every dish you order from the kitchen, leaves you feeling satisfied, full of energy and like you have made a good food choice for the day ;).
For us, Dimes is just a short walk over the Williamsburg Bridge. We picked a gorgeous early summer morning to make the trip to Chinatown for breakfast. (Tip: these ladies know what’s up, the spot is bustlin’ on the weekends so get there early!) 
If you don’t follow them yet, make sure to check out the Dimes Insta feed (@dimesny). That’s where we spotted the strawberry banana acai bowl and it was the first thing we ordered off their delicious menu. Alongside the strawberry banana goodness, its was topped with goji granola, bee pollen and mixed with house-made almond milk.  For our morning eggs we shared thesunny up egg tartine with shaved asparagus and unbelievable house made-ricotta, with a side of fresh sliced avocado. (Did we mention we LOVE house made ricotta). To round out our meal, we opted for the big salad with greens, roasted plum, charred corn and candy cane beets tossed in a basil vinaigrette.
We were so enamored with our wonderful morning breakfast, we couldn’t wait to ask Sabrina and Alissa to get us some more details on their locavoristic kitchen, cooking tips and their favorite spots in the city.  Check out their responses below.

xo Jenna and Nicole

1. Where did find inspiration for the healthy hangout concept come from?
Alissa: Sabrina and I were always looking for places to eat that were both fun and healthy and there was just nothing around.  We always ended up at Whole Foods because it was the only place you could grab a salad that was filling.  We wanted to create the type of place where we wanted to eat, and spend time everyday with a lot of delicious, healthy options.
2. What is your role within Dimes?  
Alissa: I’m the chef and run back of house operations.  
Sabrina: I deal with Front of house operations, branding and accounting.  
3. What’s your favorite part about owning a restaurant?  
Alissa: We have so many local regulars that eat at Dimes everyday - I love feeling like we’ve created a real neighborhood spot where everyone knows each other.  Its creates such a fun, friendly atmosphere.  
Sabrina: Its definitely rewarding to walk in there and know that our customers are content. I’m really proud of what we bring to the table. :)
4. Summer is hot, what are some necessary wardrobe pieces while at Dimes?
Alissa: loose clothes you can move in. Right now I’m into vintage silk short pajama sets.  I’ll wear the shorts with a cotton top and the top with cutoffs or linen shorts.  
Sabrina: Short dresses and a high ponytail!
5. What is your favorite ingredient to cook with?  
Alissa: I love thai chilies for heat…..red-veined sorrel is an amazing way to bring a fresh, citrusy brightness to a dish…..the leaves are so beautiful.  
6. Are you looking forward to any exciting summer escapes?  
Alissa: I’m trying to plan a trip to Greece and Turkey but it may have to wait until fall.  I will definitely be hitting local beaches in the meantime….dreaming about sand and sun.
Sabrina: Im going to Amalfi for a wedding in a few weeks.  Can’t wait!
7. What made you choose your location in Chinatown?  
Alissa: Sabrina and I both live here and saw a great opportunity to fill a void and contribute to our neighborhood. There were very few dining options when we opened but that seems to be changing rapidly.  
8. If you could eat anywhere for the rest of your life where would it be?    
Alissa: Sitting in the middle of my own dream garden and chomping fresh off the vine!!
Sabrina: Definitely anywhere in the mediterranean 
9. In your opinion what’s NYC best kept secret?  
Alissa: Foot Haven on Pell Street.  Fantastic foot reflexology and massage that is insanely affordable.
Sabrina: The Mela Foundation, Dream house!  
10. Who inspires you in business?
Alissa: I’ve had the opportunity to work for some amazing women business owners - Kazusa Jibiki, the owner of Lovely Day where Sabs and I met, as well as Eunice Lee, owner of Unis.    Seeing the incredibly successful businesses they created was always so inspiring to me.  I always knew I wanted that for myself one day and learned so much from them.  They made going after your own dreams seem really possible.
Sabrina: I love it when I hear what our generation are doing in New York. We’re so incredibly lucky to be in a platform of wonderful opportunities, if you’re focused, of course.   
We love discovering options for eating healthy in the city. Our pick for summer 2014 is a little spot right in the heart of Chinatown.  Besides…juicing and scouring menus to find something on lighter side is exhausting. At Dimes, a new health focused eatery by Sabrina De Sousa and Alissa Wagner, every dish you order from the kitchen, leaves you feeling satisfied, full of energy and like you have made a good food choice for the day ;).
For us, Dimes is just a short walk over the Williamsburg Bridge. We picked a gorgeous early summer morning to make the trip to Chinatown for breakfast. (Tip: these ladies know what’s up, the spot is bustlin’ on the weekends so get there early!) 
If you don’t follow them yet, make sure to check out the Dimes Insta feed (@dimesny). That’s where we spotted the strawberry banana acai bowl and it was the first thing we ordered off their delicious menu. Alongside the strawberry banana goodness, its was topped with goji granola, bee pollen and mixed with house-made almond milk.  For our morning eggs we shared thesunny up egg tartine with shaved asparagus and unbelievable house made-ricotta, with a side of fresh sliced avocado. (Did we mention we LOVE house made ricotta). To round out our meal, we opted for the big salad with greens, roasted plum, charred corn and candy cane beets tossed in a basil vinaigrette.
We were so enamored with our wonderful morning breakfast, we couldn’t wait to ask Sabrina and Alissa to get us some more details on their locavoristic kitchen, cooking tips and their favorite spots in the city.  Check out their responses below.

xo Jenna and Nicole

1. Where did find inspiration for the healthy hangout concept come from?
Alissa: Sabrina and I were always looking for places to eat that were both fun and healthy and there was just nothing around.  We always ended up at Whole Foods because it was the only place you could grab a salad that was filling.  We wanted to create the type of place where we wanted to eat, and spend time everyday with a lot of delicious, healthy options.
2. What is your role within Dimes?  
Alissa: I’m the chef and run back of house operations.  
Sabrina: I deal with Front of house operations, branding and accounting.  
3. What’s your favorite part about owning a restaurant?  
Alissa: We have so many local regulars that eat at Dimes everyday - I love feeling like we’ve created a real neighborhood spot where everyone knows each other.  Its creates such a fun, friendly atmosphere.  
Sabrina: Its definitely rewarding to walk in there and know that our customers are content. I’m really proud of what we bring to the table. :)
4. Summer is hot, what are some necessary wardrobe pieces while at Dimes?
Alissa: loose clothes you can move in. Right now I’m into vintage silk short pajama sets.  I’ll wear the shorts with a cotton top and the top with cutoffs or linen shorts.  
Sabrina: Short dresses and a high ponytail!
5. What is your favorite ingredient to cook with?  
Alissa: I love thai chilies for heat…..red-veined sorrel is an amazing way to bring a fresh, citrusy brightness to a dish…..the leaves are so beautiful.  
6. Are you looking forward to any exciting summer escapes?  
Alissa: I’m trying to plan a trip to Greece and Turkey but it may have to wait until fall.  I will definitely be hitting local beaches in the meantime….dreaming about sand and sun.
Sabrina: Im going to Amalfi for a wedding in a few weeks.  Can’t wait!
7. What made you choose your location in Chinatown?  
Alissa: Sabrina and I both live here and saw a great opportunity to fill a void and contribute to our neighborhood. There were very few dining options when we opened but that seems to be changing rapidly.  
8. If you could eat anywhere for the rest of your life where would it be?    
Alissa: Sitting in the middle of my own dream garden and chomping fresh off the vine!!
Sabrina: Definitely anywhere in the mediterranean 
9. In your opinion what’s NYC best kept secret?  
Alissa: Foot Haven on Pell Street.  Fantastic foot reflexology and massage that is insanely affordable.
Sabrina: The Mela Foundation, Dream house!  
10. Who inspires you in business?
Alissa: I’ve had the opportunity to work for some amazing women business owners - Kazusa Jibiki, the owner of Lovely Day where Sabs and I met, as well as Eunice Lee, owner of Unis.    Seeing the incredibly successful businesses they created was always so inspiring to me.  I always knew I wanted that for myself one day and learned so much from them.  They made going after your own dreams seem really possible.
Sabrina: I love it when I hear what our generation are doing in New York. We’re so incredibly lucky to be in a platform of wonderful opportunities, if you’re focused, of course.   

We love discovering options for eating healthy in the city. Our pick for summer 2014 is a little spot right in the heart of Chinatown.  Besides…juicing and scouring menus to find something on lighter side is exhausting. At Dimes, a new health focused eatery by Sabrina De Sousa and Alissa Wagner, every dish you order from the kitchen, leaves you feeling satisfied, full of energy and like you have made a good food choice for the day ;).

For us, Dimes is just a short walk over the Williamsburg Bridge. We picked a gorgeous early summer morning to make the trip to Chinatown for breakfast. (Tip: these ladies know what’s up, the spot is bustlin’ on the weekends so get there early!)

If you don’t follow them yet, make sure to check out the Dimes Insta feed (@dimesny). That’s where we spotted the strawberry banana acai bowl and it was the first thing we ordered off their delicious menu. Alongside the strawberry banana goodness, its was topped with goji granola, bee pollen and mixed with house-made almond milk.  For our morning eggs we shared thesunny up egg tartine with shaved asparagus and unbelievable house made-ricotta, with a side of fresh sliced avocado. (Did we mention we LOVE house made ricotta). To round out our meal, we opted for the big salad with greens, roasted plum, charred corn and candy cane beets tossed in a basil vinaigrette.

We were so enamored with our wonderful morning breakfast, we couldn’t wait to ask Sabrina and Alissa to get us some more details on their locavoristic kitchen, cooking tips and their favorite spots in the city.  Check out their responses below.

xo Jenna and Nicole

1. Where did find inspiration for the healthy hangout concept come from?

Alissa: Sabrina and I were always looking for places to eat that were both fun and healthy and there was just nothing around.  We always ended up at Whole Foods because it was the only place you could grab a salad that was filling.  We wanted to create the type of place where we wanted to eat, and spend time everyday with a lot of delicious, healthy options.

2. What is your role within Dimes?  

Alissa: I’m the chef and run back of house operations.  

Sabrina: I deal with Front of house operations, branding and accounting.  

3. What’s your favorite part about owning a restaurant?  

Alissa: We have so many local regulars that eat at Dimes everyday - I love feeling like we’ve created a real neighborhood spot where everyone knows each other.  Its creates such a fun, friendly atmosphere.  

Sabrina: Its definitely rewarding to walk in there and know that our customers are content. I’m really proud of what we bring to the table. :)

4. Summer is hot, what are some necessary wardrobe pieces while at Dimes?

Alissa: loose clothes you can move in. Right now I’m into vintage silk short pajama sets.  I’ll wear the shorts with a cotton top and the top with cutoffs or linen shorts.  

Sabrina: Short dresses and a high ponytail!

5. What is your favorite ingredient to cook with?  

Alissa: I love thai chilies for heat…..red-veined sorrel is an amazing way to bring a fresh, citrusy brightness to a dish…..the leaves are so beautiful.  

6. Are you looking forward to any exciting summer escapes?  

Alissa: I’m trying to plan a trip to Greece and Turkey but it may have to wait until fall.  I will definitely be hitting local beaches in the meantime….dreaming about sand and sun.

Sabrina: Im going to Amalfi for a wedding in a few weeks.  Can’t wait!

7. What made you choose your location in Chinatown?  

Alissa: Sabrina and I both live here and saw a great opportunity to fill a void and contribute to our neighborhood. There were very few dining options when we opened but that seems to be changing rapidly.  

8. If you could eat anywhere for the rest of your life where would it be?    

Alissa: Sitting in the middle of my own dream garden and chomping fresh off the vine!!

Sabrina: Definitely anywhere in the mediterranean

9. In your opinion what’s NYC best kept secret?  

Alissa: Foot Haven on Pell Street.  Fantastic foot reflexology and massage that is insanely affordable.

Sabrina: The Mela Foundation, Dream house!  

10. Who inspires you in business?

Alissa: I’ve had the opportunity to work for some amazing women business owners - Kazusa Jibiki, the owner of Lovely Day where Sabs and I met, as well as Eunice Lee, owner of Unis.    Seeing the incredibly successful businesses they created was always so inspiring to me.  I always knew I wanted that for myself one day and learned so much from them.  They made going after your own dreams seem really possible.

Sabrina: I love it when I hear what our generation are doing in New York. We’re so incredibly lucky to be in a platform of wonderful opportunities, if you’re focused, of course.   

With three locations in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Nolita, In God We Trust is one of our shopping must stops.  Even if it’s just say hello to all the friendly neighborhood faces. 
Founder and designer, Shana Tabor, has been able to pinpoint communities throughout the city receptive of amazing locally made, hand-crafted men’s and women’s clothing and jewelry.  Her designs are just as easily reflective of the neighborhood as the people who shop there. Not one to define In God We Trust’s appeal, Shana is inspired by people who inhabit the neighborhoods in which her stores reside. That’s what so irresistible about In God We Trust’s inventory, it always seems to effortlessly fit into our lifestyle. The spring/summer 2014 looks are just the same. We can’t get enough of the two piece crops, shorts and perfected tailored pants. The boutique’s eye - catching and charming patterns are something we look forward to at the launch of each collection.  We are obsessed with what they have done with this seasons engineer stripes and NEED the Hawaiian print everything for this 4th of July holiday! Don’t even get us started on their jewelry. We are constantly browsing the evil eyes and are seriously considering more piercings to fit all the seductive studs and earrings made by their lovely in-house jewelry maker ladies.
FYI they do all their production in Greenpoint. Did you know that?  It all started when Shana became tired of working back of the house for large production decided she wanted to work for herself. She initially worked on a tiny workbench in a 6 by 9 room that served as both her jewelry studio and storefront. Her first studio was on 7th and Wythe (yes, Wythe before the hotel was there) and in the space now known as Ad Hoc. She was at the time selling vintage consignment so it when she came across her current Greenpoint space and 2nd location, it was no brainer to add clothing into the production.
We are so happy she did, In God We Trust’s pieces are so darn wearable. They can easily become your favorite piece in your closet you go to over and over again. Did we mention Shana has the most lovely team of ladies hand making all your incredible jewelry and garments?  It’s so inspiring to see a community leader create jobs and opportunities in our own neighborhood. The artistry and detail is clearly evident in all the alluring items perfectly displayed throughout her shops. Everyone who works within In God We Trust has their own sassy style they bring to table and actually continues to inspire the brand and collections season after season.
Personality trickles from In God We Trust’s doorsteps. It is very much apart of our community in Brooklyn and the city. We are inspired by the approachable feel to fashion that Shana infuses into everything the store has to offer, and we love that we can recognize all the womens happy faces out and about in Greenpoint.  Don’t just take our word for it, check them out for yourself (and don’t forget to pick up a killer printed 2 piece for the summer ;) ).

In God We Trust is located at 70 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Xo Nicole & Jenna
With three locations in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Nolita, In God We Trust is one of our shopping must stops.  Even if it’s just say hello to all the friendly neighborhood faces. 
Founder and designer, Shana Tabor, has been able to pinpoint communities throughout the city receptive of amazing locally made, hand-crafted men’s and women’s clothing and jewelry.  Her designs are just as easily reflective of the neighborhood as the people who shop there. Not one to define In God We Trust’s appeal, Shana is inspired by people who inhabit the neighborhoods in which her stores reside. That’s what so irresistible about In God We Trust’s inventory, it always seems to effortlessly fit into our lifestyle. The spring/summer 2014 looks are just the same. We can’t get enough of the two piece crops, shorts and perfected tailored pants. The boutique’s eye - catching and charming patterns are something we look forward to at the launch of each collection.  We are obsessed with what they have done with this seasons engineer stripes and NEED the Hawaiian print everything for this 4th of July holiday! Don’t even get us started on their jewelry. We are constantly browsing the evil eyes and are seriously considering more piercings to fit all the seductive studs and earrings made by their lovely in-house jewelry maker ladies.
FYI they do all their production in Greenpoint. Did you know that?  It all started when Shana became tired of working back of the house for large production decided she wanted to work for herself. She initially worked on a tiny workbench in a 6 by 9 room that served as both her jewelry studio and storefront. Her first studio was on 7th and Wythe (yes, Wythe before the hotel was there) and in the space now known as Ad Hoc. She was at the time selling vintage consignment so it when she came across her current Greenpoint space and 2nd location, it was no brainer to add clothing into the production.
We are so happy she did, In God We Trust’s pieces are so darn wearable. They can easily become your favorite piece in your closet you go to over and over again. Did we mention Shana has the most lovely team of ladies hand making all your incredible jewelry and garments?  It’s so inspiring to see a community leader create jobs and opportunities in our own neighborhood. The artistry and detail is clearly evident in all the alluring items perfectly displayed throughout her shops. Everyone who works within In God We Trust has their own sassy style they bring to table and actually continues to inspire the brand and collections season after season.
Personality trickles from In God We Trust’s doorsteps. It is very much apart of our community in Brooklyn and the city. We are inspired by the approachable feel to fashion that Shana infuses into everything the store has to offer, and we love that we can recognize all the womens happy faces out and about in Greenpoint.  Don’t just take our word for it, check them out for yourself (and don’t forget to pick up a killer printed 2 piece for the summer ;) ).

In God We Trust is located at 70 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Xo Nicole & Jenna
With three locations in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Nolita, In God We Trust is one of our shopping must stops.  Even if it’s just say hello to all the friendly neighborhood faces. 
Founder and designer, Shana Tabor, has been able to pinpoint communities throughout the city receptive of amazing locally made, hand-crafted men’s and women’s clothing and jewelry.  Her designs are just as easily reflective of the neighborhood as the people who shop there. Not one to define In God We Trust’s appeal, Shana is inspired by people who inhabit the neighborhoods in which her stores reside. That’s what so irresistible about In God We Trust’s inventory, it always seems to effortlessly fit into our lifestyle. The spring/summer 2014 looks are just the same. We can’t get enough of the two piece crops, shorts and perfected tailored pants. The boutique’s eye - catching and charming patterns are something we look forward to at the launch of each collection.  We are obsessed with what they have done with this seasons engineer stripes and NEED the Hawaiian print everything for this 4th of July holiday! Don’t even get us started on their jewelry. We are constantly browsing the evil eyes and are seriously considering more piercings to fit all the seductive studs and earrings made by their lovely in-house jewelry maker ladies.
FYI they do all their production in Greenpoint. Did you know that?  It all started when Shana became tired of working back of the house for large production decided she wanted to work for herself. She initially worked on a tiny workbench in a 6 by 9 room that served as both her jewelry studio and storefront. Her first studio was on 7th and Wythe (yes, Wythe before the hotel was there) and in the space now known as Ad Hoc. She was at the time selling vintage consignment so it when she came across her current Greenpoint space and 2nd location, it was no brainer to add clothing into the production.
We are so happy she did, In God We Trust’s pieces are so darn wearable. They can easily become your favorite piece in your closet you go to over and over again. Did we mention Shana has the most lovely team of ladies hand making all your incredible jewelry and garments?  It’s so inspiring to see a community leader create jobs and opportunities in our own neighborhood. The artistry and detail is clearly evident in all the alluring items perfectly displayed throughout her shops. Everyone who works within In God We Trust has their own sassy style they bring to table and actually continues to inspire the brand and collections season after season.
Personality trickles from In God We Trust’s doorsteps. It is very much apart of our community in Brooklyn and the city. We are inspired by the approachable feel to fashion that Shana infuses into everything the store has to offer, and we love that we can recognize all the womens happy faces out and about in Greenpoint.  Don’t just take our word for it, check them out for yourself (and don’t forget to pick up a killer printed 2 piece for the summer ;) ).

In God We Trust is located at 70 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Xo Nicole & Jenna
With three locations in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Nolita, In God We Trust is one of our shopping must stops.  Even if it’s just say hello to all the friendly neighborhood faces. 
Founder and designer, Shana Tabor, has been able to pinpoint communities throughout the city receptive of amazing locally made, hand-crafted men’s and women’s clothing and jewelry.  Her designs are just as easily reflective of the neighborhood as the people who shop there. Not one to define In God We Trust’s appeal, Shana is inspired by people who inhabit the neighborhoods in which her stores reside. That’s what so irresistible about In God We Trust’s inventory, it always seems to effortlessly fit into our lifestyle. The spring/summer 2014 looks are just the same. We can’t get enough of the two piece crops, shorts and perfected tailored pants. The boutique’s eye - catching and charming patterns are something we look forward to at the launch of each collection.  We are obsessed with what they have done with this seasons engineer stripes and NEED the Hawaiian print everything for this 4th of July holiday! Don’t even get us started on their jewelry. We are constantly browsing the evil eyes and are seriously considering more piercings to fit all the seductive studs and earrings made by their lovely in-house jewelry maker ladies.
FYI they do all their production in Greenpoint. Did you know that?  It all started when Shana became tired of working back of the house for large production decided she wanted to work for herself. She initially worked on a tiny workbench in a 6 by 9 room that served as both her jewelry studio and storefront. Her first studio was on 7th and Wythe (yes, Wythe before the hotel was there) and in the space now known as Ad Hoc. She was at the time selling vintage consignment so it when she came across her current Greenpoint space and 2nd location, it was no brainer to add clothing into the production.
We are so happy she did, In God We Trust’s pieces are so darn wearable. They can easily become your favorite piece in your closet you go to over and over again. Did we mention Shana has the most lovely team of ladies hand making all your incredible jewelry and garments?  It’s so inspiring to see a community leader create jobs and opportunities in our own neighborhood. The artistry and detail is clearly evident in all the alluring items perfectly displayed throughout her shops. Everyone who works within In God We Trust has their own sassy style they bring to table and actually continues to inspire the brand and collections season after season.
Personality trickles from In God We Trust’s doorsteps. It is very much apart of our community in Brooklyn and the city. We are inspired by the approachable feel to fashion that Shana infuses into everything the store has to offer, and we love that we can recognize all the womens happy faces out and about in Greenpoint.  Don’t just take our word for it, check them out for yourself (and don’t forget to pick up a killer printed 2 piece for the summer ;) ).

In God We Trust is located at 70 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Xo Nicole & Jenna
With three locations in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Nolita, In God We Trust is one of our shopping must stops.  Even if it’s just say hello to all the friendly neighborhood faces. 
Founder and designer, Shana Tabor, has been able to pinpoint communities throughout the city receptive of amazing locally made, hand-crafted men’s and women’s clothing and jewelry.  Her designs are just as easily reflective of the neighborhood as the people who shop there. Not one to define In God We Trust’s appeal, Shana is inspired by people who inhabit the neighborhoods in which her stores reside. That’s what so irresistible about In God We Trust’s inventory, it always seems to effortlessly fit into our lifestyle. The spring/summer 2014 looks are just the same. We can’t get enough of the two piece crops, shorts and perfected tailored pants. The boutique’s eye - catching and charming patterns are something we look forward to at the launch of each collection.  We are obsessed with what they have done with this seasons engineer stripes and NEED the Hawaiian print everything for this 4th of July holiday! Don’t even get us started on their jewelry. We are constantly browsing the evil eyes and are seriously considering more piercings to fit all the seductive studs and earrings made by their lovely in-house jewelry maker ladies.
FYI they do all their production in Greenpoint. Did you know that?  It all started when Shana became tired of working back of the house for large production decided she wanted to work for herself. She initially worked on a tiny workbench in a 6 by 9 room that served as both her jewelry studio and storefront. Her first studio was on 7th and Wythe (yes, Wythe before the hotel was there) and in the space now known as Ad Hoc. She was at the time selling vintage consignment so it when she came across her current Greenpoint space and 2nd location, it was no brainer to add clothing into the production.
We are so happy she did, In God We Trust’s pieces are so darn wearable. They can easily become your favorite piece in your closet you go to over and over again. Did we mention Shana has the most lovely team of ladies hand making all your incredible jewelry and garments?  It’s so inspiring to see a community leader create jobs and opportunities in our own neighborhood. The artistry and detail is clearly evident in all the alluring items perfectly displayed throughout her shops. Everyone who works within In God We Trust has their own sassy style they bring to table and actually continues to inspire the brand and collections season after season.
Personality trickles from In God We Trust’s doorsteps. It is very much apart of our community in Brooklyn and the city. We are inspired by the approachable feel to fashion that Shana infuses into everything the store has to offer, and we love that we can recognize all the womens happy faces out and about in Greenpoint.  Don’t just take our word for it, check them out for yourself (and don’t forget to pick up a killer printed 2 piece for the summer ;) ).

In God We Trust is located at 70 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Xo Nicole & Jenna
With three locations in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Nolita, In God We Trust is one of our shopping must stops.  Even if it’s just say hello to all the friendly neighborhood faces. 
Founder and designer, Shana Tabor, has been able to pinpoint communities throughout the city receptive of amazing locally made, hand-crafted men’s and women’s clothing and jewelry.  Her designs are just as easily reflective of the neighborhood as the people who shop there. Not one to define In God We Trust’s appeal, Shana is inspired by people who inhabit the neighborhoods in which her stores reside. That’s what so irresistible about In God We Trust’s inventory, it always seems to effortlessly fit into our lifestyle. The spring/summer 2014 looks are just the same. We can’t get enough of the two piece crops, shorts and perfected tailored pants. The boutique’s eye - catching and charming patterns are something we look forward to at the launch of each collection.  We are obsessed with what they have done with this seasons engineer stripes and NEED the Hawaiian print everything for this 4th of July holiday! Don’t even get us started on their jewelry. We are constantly browsing the evil eyes and are seriously considering more piercings to fit all the seductive studs and earrings made by their lovely in-house jewelry maker ladies.
FYI they do all their production in Greenpoint. Did you know that?  It all started when Shana became tired of working back of the house for large production decided she wanted to work for herself. She initially worked on a tiny workbench in a 6 by 9 room that served as both her jewelry studio and storefront. Her first studio was on 7th and Wythe (yes, Wythe before the hotel was there) and in the space now known as Ad Hoc. She was at the time selling vintage consignment so it when she came across her current Greenpoint space and 2nd location, it was no brainer to add clothing into the production.
We are so happy she did, In God We Trust’s pieces are so darn wearable. They can easily become your favorite piece in your closet you go to over and over again. Did we mention Shana has the most lovely team of ladies hand making all your incredible jewelry and garments?  It’s so inspiring to see a community leader create jobs and opportunities in our own neighborhood. The artistry and detail is clearly evident in all the alluring items perfectly displayed throughout her shops. Everyone who works within In God We Trust has their own sassy style they bring to table and actually continues to inspire the brand and collections season after season.
Personality trickles from In God We Trust’s doorsteps. It is very much apart of our community in Brooklyn and the city. We are inspired by the approachable feel to fashion that Shana infuses into everything the store has to offer, and we love that we can recognize all the womens happy faces out and about in Greenpoint.  Don’t just take our word for it, check them out for yourself (and don’t forget to pick up a killer printed 2 piece for the summer ;) ).

In God We Trust is located at 70 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Xo Nicole & Jenna
With three locations in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Nolita, In God We Trust is one of our shopping must stops.  Even if it’s just say hello to all the friendly neighborhood faces. 
Founder and designer, Shana Tabor, has been able to pinpoint communities throughout the city receptive of amazing locally made, hand-crafted men’s and women’s clothing and jewelry.  Her designs are just as easily reflective of the neighborhood as the people who shop there. Not one to define In God We Trust’s appeal, Shana is inspired by people who inhabit the neighborhoods in which her stores reside. That’s what so irresistible about In God We Trust’s inventory, it always seems to effortlessly fit into our lifestyle. The spring/summer 2014 looks are just the same. We can’t get enough of the two piece crops, shorts and perfected tailored pants. The boutique’s eye - catching and charming patterns are something we look forward to at the launch of each collection.  We are obsessed with what they have done with this seasons engineer stripes and NEED the Hawaiian print everything for this 4th of July holiday! Don’t even get us started on their jewelry. We are constantly browsing the evil eyes and are seriously considering more piercings to fit all the seductive studs and earrings made by their lovely in-house jewelry maker ladies.
FYI they do all their production in Greenpoint. Did you know that?  It all started when Shana became tired of working back of the house for large production decided she wanted to work for herself. She initially worked on a tiny workbench in a 6 by 9 room that served as both her jewelry studio and storefront. Her first studio was on 7th and Wythe (yes, Wythe before the hotel was there) and in the space now known as Ad Hoc. She was at the time selling vintage consignment so it when she came across her current Greenpoint space and 2nd location, it was no brainer to add clothing into the production.
We are so happy she did, In God We Trust’s pieces are so darn wearable. They can easily become your favorite piece in your closet you go to over and over again. Did we mention Shana has the most lovely team of ladies hand making all your incredible jewelry and garments?  It’s so inspiring to see a community leader create jobs and opportunities in our own neighborhood. The artistry and detail is clearly evident in all the alluring items perfectly displayed throughout her shops. Everyone who works within In God We Trust has their own sassy style they bring to table and actually continues to inspire the brand and collections season after season.
Personality trickles from In God We Trust’s doorsteps. It is very much apart of our community in Brooklyn and the city. We are inspired by the approachable feel to fashion that Shana infuses into everything the store has to offer, and we love that we can recognize all the womens happy faces out and about in Greenpoint.  Don’t just take our word for it, check them out for yourself (and don’t forget to pick up a killer printed 2 piece for the summer ;) ).

In God We Trust is located at 70 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Xo Nicole & Jenna
With three locations in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Nolita, In God We Trust is one of our shopping must stops.  Even if it’s just say hello to all the friendly neighborhood faces. 
Founder and designer, Shana Tabor, has been able to pinpoint communities throughout the city receptive of amazing locally made, hand-crafted men’s and women’s clothing and jewelry.  Her designs are just as easily reflective of the neighborhood as the people who shop there. Not one to define In God We Trust’s appeal, Shana is inspired by people who inhabit the neighborhoods in which her stores reside. That’s what so irresistible about In God We Trust’s inventory, it always seems to effortlessly fit into our lifestyle. The spring/summer 2014 looks are just the same. We can’t get enough of the two piece crops, shorts and perfected tailored pants. The boutique’s eye - catching and charming patterns are something we look forward to at the launch of each collection.  We are obsessed with what they have done with this seasons engineer stripes and NEED the Hawaiian print everything for this 4th of July holiday! Don’t even get us started on their jewelry. We are constantly browsing the evil eyes and are seriously considering more piercings to fit all the seductive studs and earrings made by their lovely in-house jewelry maker ladies.
FYI they do all their production in Greenpoint. Did you know that?  It all started when Shana became tired of working back of the house for large production decided she wanted to work for herself. She initially worked on a tiny workbench in a 6 by 9 room that served as both her jewelry studio and storefront. Her first studio was on 7th and Wythe (yes, Wythe before the hotel was there) and in the space now known as Ad Hoc. She was at the time selling vintage consignment so it when she came across her current Greenpoint space and 2nd location, it was no brainer to add clothing into the production.
We are so happy she did, In God We Trust’s pieces are so darn wearable. They can easily become your favorite piece in your closet you go to over and over again. Did we mention Shana has the most lovely team of ladies hand making all your incredible jewelry and garments?  It’s so inspiring to see a community leader create jobs and opportunities in our own neighborhood. The artistry and detail is clearly evident in all the alluring items perfectly displayed throughout her shops. Everyone who works within In God We Trust has their own sassy style they bring to table and actually continues to inspire the brand and collections season after season.
Personality trickles from In God We Trust’s doorsteps. It is very much apart of our community in Brooklyn and the city. We are inspired by the approachable feel to fashion that Shana infuses into everything the store has to offer, and we love that we can recognize all the womens happy faces out and about in Greenpoint.  Don’t just take our word for it, check them out for yourself (and don’t forget to pick up a killer printed 2 piece for the summer ;) ).

In God We Trust is located at 70 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Xo Nicole & Jenna
With three locations in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Nolita, In God We Trust is one of our shopping must stops.  Even if it’s just say hello to all the friendly neighborhood faces. 
Founder and designer, Shana Tabor, has been able to pinpoint communities throughout the city receptive of amazing locally made, hand-crafted men’s and women’s clothing and jewelry.  Her designs are just as easily reflective of the neighborhood as the people who shop there. Not one to define In God We Trust’s appeal, Shana is inspired by people who inhabit the neighborhoods in which her stores reside. That’s what so irresistible about In God We Trust’s inventory, it always seems to effortlessly fit into our lifestyle. The spring/summer 2014 looks are just the same. We can’t get enough of the two piece crops, shorts and perfected tailored pants. The boutique’s eye - catching and charming patterns are something we look forward to at the launch of each collection.  We are obsessed with what they have done with this seasons engineer stripes and NEED the Hawaiian print everything for this 4th of July holiday! Don’t even get us started on their jewelry. We are constantly browsing the evil eyes and are seriously considering more piercings to fit all the seductive studs and earrings made by their lovely in-house jewelry maker ladies.
FYI they do all their production in Greenpoint. Did you know that?  It all started when Shana became tired of working back of the house for large production decided she wanted to work for herself. She initially worked on a tiny workbench in a 6 by 9 room that served as both her jewelry studio and storefront. Her first studio was on 7th and Wythe (yes, Wythe before the hotel was there) and in the space now known as Ad Hoc. She was at the time selling vintage consignment so it when she came across her current Greenpoint space and 2nd location, it was no brainer to add clothing into the production.
We are so happy she did, In God We Trust’s pieces are so darn wearable. They can easily become your favorite piece in your closet you go to over and over again. Did we mention Shana has the most lovely team of ladies hand making all your incredible jewelry and garments?  It’s so inspiring to see a community leader create jobs and opportunities in our own neighborhood. The artistry and detail is clearly evident in all the alluring items perfectly displayed throughout her shops. Everyone who works within In God We Trust has their own sassy style they bring to table and actually continues to inspire the brand and collections season after season.
Personality trickles from In God We Trust’s doorsteps. It is very much apart of our community in Brooklyn and the city. We are inspired by the approachable feel to fashion that Shana infuses into everything the store has to offer, and we love that we can recognize all the womens happy faces out and about in Greenpoint.  Don’t just take our word for it, check them out for yourself (and don’t forget to pick up a killer printed 2 piece for the summer ;) ).

In God We Trust is located at 70 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Xo Nicole & Jenna
With three locations in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Nolita, In God We Trust is one of our shopping must stops.  Even if it’s just say hello to all the friendly neighborhood faces. 
Founder and designer, Shana Tabor, has been able to pinpoint communities throughout the city receptive of amazing locally made, hand-crafted men’s and women’s clothing and jewelry.  Her designs are just as easily reflective of the neighborhood as the people who shop there. Not one to define In God We Trust’s appeal, Shana is inspired by people who inhabit the neighborhoods in which her stores reside. That’s what so irresistible about In God We Trust’s inventory, it always seems to effortlessly fit into our lifestyle. The spring/summer 2014 looks are just the same. We can’t get enough of the two piece crops, shorts and perfected tailored pants. The boutique’s eye - catching and charming patterns are something we look forward to at the launch of each collection.  We are obsessed with what they have done with this seasons engineer stripes and NEED the Hawaiian print everything for this 4th of July holiday! Don’t even get us started on their jewelry. We are constantly browsing the evil eyes and are seriously considering more piercings to fit all the seductive studs and earrings made by their lovely in-house jewelry maker ladies.
FYI they do all their production in Greenpoint. Did you know that?  It all started when Shana became tired of working back of the house for large production decided she wanted to work for herself. She initially worked on a tiny workbench in a 6 by 9 room that served as both her jewelry studio and storefront. Her first studio was on 7th and Wythe (yes, Wythe before the hotel was there) and in the space now known as Ad Hoc. She was at the time selling vintage consignment so it when she came across her current Greenpoint space and 2nd location, it was no brainer to add clothing into the production.
We are so happy she did, In God We Trust’s pieces are so darn wearable. They can easily become your favorite piece in your closet you go to over and over again. Did we mention Shana has the most lovely team of ladies hand making all your incredible jewelry and garments?  It’s so inspiring to see a community leader create jobs and opportunities in our own neighborhood. The artistry and detail is clearly evident in all the alluring items perfectly displayed throughout her shops. Everyone who works within In God We Trust has their own sassy style they bring to table and actually continues to inspire the brand and collections season after season.
Personality trickles from In God We Trust’s doorsteps. It is very much apart of our community in Brooklyn and the city. We are inspired by the approachable feel to fashion that Shana infuses into everything the store has to offer, and we love that we can recognize all the womens happy faces out and about in Greenpoint.  Don’t just take our word for it, check them out for yourself (and don’t forget to pick up a killer printed 2 piece for the summer ;) ).

In God We Trust is located at 70 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Xo Nicole & Jenna

With three locations in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Nolita, In God We Trust is one of our shopping must stops.  Even if it’s just say hello to all the friendly neighborhood faces.

Founder and designer, Shana Tabor, has been able to pinpoint communities throughout the city receptive of amazing locally made, hand-crafted men’s and women’s clothing and jewelry.  Her designs are just as easily reflective of the neighborhood as the people who shop there. Not one to define In God We Trust’s appeal, Shana is inspired by people who inhabit the neighborhoods in which her stores reside. That’s what so irresistible about In God We Trust’s inventory, it always seems to effortlessly fit into our lifestyle. The spring/summer 2014 looks are just the same. We can’t get enough of the two piece crops, shorts and perfected tailored pants. The boutique’s eye - catching and charming patterns are something we look forward to at the launch of each collection.  We are obsessed with what they have done with this seasons engineer stripes and NEED the Hawaiian print everything for this 4th of July holiday! Don’t even get us started on their jewelry. We are constantly browsing the evil eyes and are seriously considering more piercings to fit all the seductive studs and earrings made by their lovely in-house jewelry maker ladies.

FYI they do all their production in Greenpoint. Did you know that?  It all started when Shana became tired of working back of the house for large production decided she wanted to work for herself. She initially worked on a tiny workbench in a 6 by 9 room that served as both her jewelry studio and storefront. Her first studio was on 7th and Wythe (yes, Wythe before the hotel was there) and in the space now known as Ad Hoc. She was at the time selling vintage consignment so it when she came across her current Greenpoint space and 2nd location, it was no brainer to add clothing into the production.

We are so happy she did, In God We Trust’s pieces are so darn wearable. They can easily become your favorite piece in your closet you go to over and over again. Did we mention Shana has the most lovely team of ladies hand making all your incredible jewelry and garments?  It’s so inspiring to see a community leader create jobs and opportunities in our own neighborhood. The artistry and detail is clearly evident in all the alluring items perfectly displayed throughout her shops. Everyone who works within In God We Trust has their own sassy style they bring to table and actually continues to inspire the brand and collections season after season.

Personality trickles from In God We Trust’s doorsteps. It is very much apart of our community in Brooklyn and the city. We are inspired by the approachable feel to fashion that Shana infuses into everything the store has to offer, and we love that we can recognize all the womens happy faces out and about in Greenpoint.  Don’t just take our word for it, check them out for yourself (and don’t forget to pick up a killer printed 2 piece for the summer ;) ).

In God We Trust is located at 70 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Xo Nicole & Jenna

Lesh Loom is the natural fiber jewelry line that you’ve seen us rocking around the hood and our insta account. We cant get enough of Summer Moore’s thorough attention to detail and beautiful color combinations. Inspired by a trip to South America, each weave is intricate and has strong elements of design. These pieces will add heat to your summer looks.

If you love metal, wood, glass and minimalist design combined with functional lighting, let us introduce you to Allied Makers Lighting. We found the contemporary lighting design studio through our go to for scouting talented home furniture and designers workof.com. We want to re-do all the our light fixtures in out apartments to add this clean, beautifully designed touch to our homes.

We love rugs. They are on our minds often as of late. While doing the usual internet rounds and rug-search we stumbled upon Aelfie, a rug maker with her own signature line and curated vintage options in our neighborhood of Greenpoint ;). From Kilim, Persian, Navajo, Moroccan and Oriental we are continuously inspired by her gorgeous collection from around the world. We are very much looking forward to a studio visit this summer!

Xo Nicole & Jenna

Searching for the ultimate Father’s Day gift can be challenging. If your dad is like ours, he thinks a thoughtful card is just fine but we know you want to get him something special. That’s why we love Men In Cities, thought and care goes into every detail of the affordable and accessible accessories line for men. Just browsing through the pieces we found something for all the men in our lives (not to mention some things we would keep for ourselves!).
Built on a passion for detail and designed in New York City,  Men In Cities releases a new collection every month of specially curated products that fit into a modern man’s life.  Founder and designer, Yuvi Alpert, started the line with idea of allowing men to shop easily without distractions. Living in Soho, he found it difficult to sift through stores to find well designed men’s accessories, especially at an accessible price point. Men In Cities was created to simplify the shopping experience for men. The site allows todays man to easily browse carefully selected, interesting and creative accessories that are redesigned and updated each month. The evolving collection is a great way for men to differentiate themselves and create a style that stands out. The items ship for free, which is an effortless way to sample the collections in the comfort of your home and keep what you like. Yuvi emphasises, the focus is in making the product itself and the discovery of finding cool men’s accessories. His biggest source of inspiration for the brand is travel and the need to explore.
Some of our favorite pieces and our picks for dad (hint, hint) are from the current Paradox collection. We love the Nomad travel bag in army green for summer weekend getaways. It’s lightweight, portable and fits all your essentials. The Global Nomad Passport Holder is also a no-brainer for your globe trotting pops. Only $30, the holders came in a series of beautiful soft leathers in shades of brown, blue and greys that look perfectly worn to match your passport. We also love the little details on men’s socks inspired by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan music moments.
Some personal touches from Yuvi himself that we are loving are his Orca whale socks, beautiful Italian yarn eyeglass holder and his go–to Men In Cities jump rope. For Father’s Day this Sunday, your man’s birthday or just too add a little inspiring detail to the important men in your life, make sure to keep up with Men In Cities monthly inventory.  
Men In Cities are holding open studios Fridays this summer, 180 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor.
Searching for the ultimate Father’s Day gift can be challenging. If your dad is like ours, he thinks a thoughtful card is just fine but we know you want to get him something special. That’s why we love Men In Cities, thought and care goes into every detail of the affordable and accessible accessories line for men. Just browsing through the pieces we found something for all the men in our lives (not to mention some things we would keep for ourselves!).
Built on a passion for detail and designed in New York City,  Men In Cities releases a new collection every month of specially curated products that fit into a modern man’s life.  Founder and designer, Yuvi Alpert, started the line with idea of allowing men to shop easily without distractions. Living in Soho, he found it difficult to sift through stores to find well designed men’s accessories, especially at an accessible price point. Men In Cities was created to simplify the shopping experience for men. The site allows todays man to easily browse carefully selected, interesting and creative accessories that are redesigned and updated each month. The evolving collection is a great way for men to differentiate themselves and create a style that stands out. The items ship for free, which is an effortless way to sample the collections in the comfort of your home and keep what you like. Yuvi emphasises, the focus is in making the product itself and the discovery of finding cool men’s accessories. His biggest source of inspiration for the brand is travel and the need to explore.
Some of our favorite pieces and our picks for dad (hint, hint) are from the current Paradox collection. We love the Nomad travel bag in army green for summer weekend getaways. It’s lightweight, portable and fits all your essentials. The Global Nomad Passport Holder is also a no-brainer for your globe trotting pops. Only $30, the holders came in a series of beautiful soft leathers in shades of brown, blue and greys that look perfectly worn to match your passport. We also love the little details on men’s socks inspired by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan music moments.
Some personal touches from Yuvi himself that we are loving are his Orca whale socks, beautiful Italian yarn eyeglass holder and his go–to Men In Cities jump rope. For Father’s Day this Sunday, your man’s birthday or just too add a little inspiring detail to the important men in your life, make sure to keep up with Men In Cities monthly inventory.  
Men In Cities are holding open studios Fridays this summer, 180 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor.
Searching for the ultimate Father’s Day gift can be challenging. If your dad is like ours, he thinks a thoughtful card is just fine but we know you want to get him something special. That’s why we love Men In Cities, thought and care goes into every detail of the affordable and accessible accessories line for men. Just browsing through the pieces we found something for all the men in our lives (not to mention some things we would keep for ourselves!).
Built on a passion for detail and designed in New York City,  Men In Cities releases a new collection every month of specially curated products that fit into a modern man’s life.  Founder and designer, Yuvi Alpert, started the line with idea of allowing men to shop easily without distractions. Living in Soho, he found it difficult to sift through stores to find well designed men’s accessories, especially at an accessible price point. Men In Cities was created to simplify the shopping experience for men. The site allows todays man to easily browse carefully selected, interesting and creative accessories that are redesigned and updated each month. The evolving collection is a great way for men to differentiate themselves and create a style that stands out. The items ship for free, which is an effortless way to sample the collections in the comfort of your home and keep what you like. Yuvi emphasises, the focus is in making the product itself and the discovery of finding cool men’s accessories. His biggest source of inspiration for the brand is travel and the need to explore.
Some of our favorite pieces and our picks for dad (hint, hint) are from the current Paradox collection. We love the Nomad travel bag in army green for summer weekend getaways. It’s lightweight, portable and fits all your essentials. The Global Nomad Passport Holder is also a no-brainer for your globe trotting pops. Only $30, the holders came in a series of beautiful soft leathers in shades of brown, blue and greys that look perfectly worn to match your passport. We also love the little details on men’s socks inspired by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan music moments.
Some personal touches from Yuvi himself that we are loving are his Orca whale socks, beautiful Italian yarn eyeglass holder and his go–to Men In Cities jump rope. For Father’s Day this Sunday, your man’s birthday or just too add a little inspiring detail to the important men in your life, make sure to keep up with Men In Cities monthly inventory.  
Men In Cities are holding open studios Fridays this summer, 180 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor.
Searching for the ultimate Father’s Day gift can be challenging. If your dad is like ours, he thinks a thoughtful card is just fine but we know you want to get him something special. That’s why we love Men In Cities, thought and care goes into every detail of the affordable and accessible accessories line for men. Just browsing through the pieces we found something for all the men in our lives (not to mention some things we would keep for ourselves!).
Built on a passion for detail and designed in New York City,  Men In Cities releases a new collection every month of specially curated products that fit into a modern man’s life.  Founder and designer, Yuvi Alpert, started the line with idea of allowing men to shop easily without distractions. Living in Soho, he found it difficult to sift through stores to find well designed men’s accessories, especially at an accessible price point. Men In Cities was created to simplify the shopping experience for men. The site allows todays man to easily browse carefully selected, interesting and creative accessories that are redesigned and updated each month. The evolving collection is a great way for men to differentiate themselves and create a style that stands out. The items ship for free, which is an effortless way to sample the collections in the comfort of your home and keep what you like. Yuvi emphasises, the focus is in making the product itself and the discovery of finding cool men’s accessories. His biggest source of inspiration for the brand is travel and the need to explore.
Some of our favorite pieces and our picks for dad (hint, hint) are from the current Paradox collection. We love the Nomad travel bag in army green for summer weekend getaways. It’s lightweight, portable and fits all your essentials. The Global Nomad Passport Holder is also a no-brainer for your globe trotting pops. Only $30, the holders came in a series of beautiful soft leathers in shades of brown, blue and greys that look perfectly worn to match your passport. We also love the little details on men’s socks inspired by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan music moments.
Some personal touches from Yuvi himself that we are loving are his Orca whale socks, beautiful Italian yarn eyeglass holder and his go–to Men In Cities jump rope. For Father’s Day this Sunday, your man’s birthday or just too add a little inspiring detail to the important men in your life, make sure to keep up with Men In Cities monthly inventory.  
Men In Cities are holding open studios Fridays this summer, 180 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor.
Searching for the ultimate Father’s Day gift can be challenging. If your dad is like ours, he thinks a thoughtful card is just fine but we know you want to get him something special. That’s why we love Men In Cities, thought and care goes into every detail of the affordable and accessible accessories line for men. Just browsing through the pieces we found something for all the men in our lives (not to mention some things we would keep for ourselves!).
Built on a passion for detail and designed in New York City,  Men In Cities releases a new collection every month of specially curated products that fit into a modern man’s life.  Founder and designer, Yuvi Alpert, started the line with idea of allowing men to shop easily without distractions. Living in Soho, he found it difficult to sift through stores to find well designed men’s accessories, especially at an accessible price point. Men In Cities was created to simplify the shopping experience for men. The site allows todays man to easily browse carefully selected, interesting and creative accessories that are redesigned and updated each month. The evolving collection is a great way for men to differentiate themselves and create a style that stands out. The items ship for free, which is an effortless way to sample the collections in the comfort of your home and keep what you like. Yuvi emphasises, the focus is in making the product itself and the discovery of finding cool men’s accessories. His biggest source of inspiration for the brand is travel and the need to explore.
Some of our favorite pieces and our picks for dad (hint, hint) are from the current Paradox collection. We love the Nomad travel bag in army green for summer weekend getaways. It’s lightweight, portable and fits all your essentials. The Global Nomad Passport Holder is also a no-brainer for your globe trotting pops. Only $30, the holders came in a series of beautiful soft leathers in shades of brown, blue and greys that look perfectly worn to match your passport. We also love the little details on men’s socks inspired by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan music moments.
Some personal touches from Yuvi himself that we are loving are his Orca whale socks, beautiful Italian yarn eyeglass holder and his go–to Men In Cities jump rope. For Father’s Day this Sunday, your man’s birthday or just too add a little inspiring detail to the important men in your life, make sure to keep up with Men In Cities monthly inventory.  
Men In Cities are holding open studios Fridays this summer, 180 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor.
Searching for the ultimate Father’s Day gift can be challenging. If your dad is like ours, he thinks a thoughtful card is just fine but we know you want to get him something special. That’s why we love Men In Cities, thought and care goes into every detail of the affordable and accessible accessories line for men. Just browsing through the pieces we found something for all the men in our lives (not to mention some things we would keep for ourselves!).
Built on a passion for detail and designed in New York City,  Men In Cities releases a new collection every month of specially curated products that fit into a modern man’s life.  Founder and designer, Yuvi Alpert, started the line with idea of allowing men to shop easily without distractions. Living in Soho, he found it difficult to sift through stores to find well designed men’s accessories, especially at an accessible price point. Men In Cities was created to simplify the shopping experience for men. The site allows todays man to easily browse carefully selected, interesting and creative accessories that are redesigned and updated each month. The evolving collection is a great way for men to differentiate themselves and create a style that stands out. The items ship for free, which is an effortless way to sample the collections in the comfort of your home and keep what you like. Yuvi emphasises, the focus is in making the product itself and the discovery of finding cool men’s accessories. His biggest source of inspiration for the brand is travel and the need to explore.
Some of our favorite pieces and our picks for dad (hint, hint) are from the current Paradox collection. We love the Nomad travel bag in army green for summer weekend getaways. It’s lightweight, portable and fits all your essentials. The Global Nomad Passport Holder is also a no-brainer for your globe trotting pops. Only $30, the holders came in a series of beautiful soft leathers in shades of brown, blue and greys that look perfectly worn to match your passport. We also love the little details on men’s socks inspired by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan music moments.
Some personal touches from Yuvi himself that we are loving are his Orca whale socks, beautiful Italian yarn eyeglass holder and his go–to Men In Cities jump rope. For Father’s Day this Sunday, your man’s birthday or just too add a little inspiring detail to the important men in your life, make sure to keep up with Men In Cities monthly inventory.  
Men In Cities are holding open studios Fridays this summer, 180 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor.
Searching for the ultimate Father’s Day gift can be challenging. If your dad is like ours, he thinks a thoughtful card is just fine but we know you want to get him something special. That’s why we love Men In Cities, thought and care goes into every detail of the affordable and accessible accessories line for men. Just browsing through the pieces we found something for all the men in our lives (not to mention some things we would keep for ourselves!).
Built on a passion for detail and designed in New York City,  Men In Cities releases a new collection every month of specially curated products that fit into a modern man’s life.  Founder and designer, Yuvi Alpert, started the line with idea of allowing men to shop easily without distractions. Living in Soho, he found it difficult to sift through stores to find well designed men’s accessories, especially at an accessible price point. Men In Cities was created to simplify the shopping experience for men. The site allows todays man to easily browse carefully selected, interesting and creative accessories that are redesigned and updated each month. The evolving collection is a great way for men to differentiate themselves and create a style that stands out. The items ship for free, which is an effortless way to sample the collections in the comfort of your home and keep what you like. Yuvi emphasises, the focus is in making the product itself and the discovery of finding cool men’s accessories. His biggest source of inspiration for the brand is travel and the need to explore.
Some of our favorite pieces and our picks for dad (hint, hint) are from the current Paradox collection. We love the Nomad travel bag in army green for summer weekend getaways. It’s lightweight, portable and fits all your essentials. The Global Nomad Passport Holder is also a no-brainer for your globe trotting pops. Only $30, the holders came in a series of beautiful soft leathers in shades of brown, blue and greys that look perfectly worn to match your passport. We also love the little details on men’s socks inspired by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan music moments.
Some personal touches from Yuvi himself that we are loving are his Orca whale socks, beautiful Italian yarn eyeglass holder and his go–to Men In Cities jump rope. For Father’s Day this Sunday, your man’s birthday or just too add a little inspiring detail to the important men in your life, make sure to keep up with Men In Cities monthly inventory.  
Men In Cities are holding open studios Fridays this summer, 180 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor.
Searching for the ultimate Father’s Day gift can be challenging. If your dad is like ours, he thinks a thoughtful card is just fine but we know you want to get him something special. That’s why we love Men In Cities, thought and care goes into every detail of the affordable and accessible accessories line for men. Just browsing through the pieces we found something for all the men in our lives (not to mention some things we would keep for ourselves!).
Built on a passion for detail and designed in New York City,  Men In Cities releases a new collection every month of specially curated products that fit into a modern man’s life.  Founder and designer, Yuvi Alpert, started the line with idea of allowing men to shop easily without distractions. Living in Soho, he found it difficult to sift through stores to find well designed men’s accessories, especially at an accessible price point. Men In Cities was created to simplify the shopping experience for men. The site allows todays man to easily browse carefully selected, interesting and creative accessories that are redesigned and updated each month. The evolving collection is a great way for men to differentiate themselves and create a style that stands out. The items ship for free, which is an effortless way to sample the collections in the comfort of your home and keep what you like. Yuvi emphasises, the focus is in making the product itself and the discovery of finding cool men’s accessories. His biggest source of inspiration for the brand is travel and the need to explore.
Some of our favorite pieces and our picks for dad (hint, hint) are from the current Paradox collection. We love the Nomad travel bag in army green for summer weekend getaways. It’s lightweight, portable and fits all your essentials. The Global Nomad Passport Holder is also a no-brainer for your globe trotting pops. Only $30, the holders came in a series of beautiful soft leathers in shades of brown, blue and greys that look perfectly worn to match your passport. We also love the little details on men’s socks inspired by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan music moments.
Some personal touches from Yuvi himself that we are loving are his Orca whale socks, beautiful Italian yarn eyeglass holder and his go–to Men In Cities jump rope. For Father’s Day this Sunday, your man’s birthday or just too add a little inspiring detail to the important men in your life, make sure to keep up with Men In Cities monthly inventory.  
Men In Cities are holding open studios Fridays this summer, 180 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor.
Searching for the ultimate Father’s Day gift can be challenging. If your dad is like ours, he thinks a thoughtful card is just fine but we know you want to get him something special. That’s why we love Men In Cities, thought and care goes into every detail of the affordable and accessible accessories line for men. Just browsing through the pieces we found something for all the men in our lives (not to mention some things we would keep for ourselves!).
Built on a passion for detail and designed in New York City,  Men In Cities releases a new collection every month of specially curated products that fit into a modern man’s life.  Founder and designer, Yuvi Alpert, started the line with idea of allowing men to shop easily without distractions. Living in Soho, he found it difficult to sift through stores to find well designed men’s accessories, especially at an accessible price point. Men In Cities was created to simplify the shopping experience for men. The site allows todays man to easily browse carefully selected, interesting and creative accessories that are redesigned and updated each month. The evolving collection is a great way for men to differentiate themselves and create a style that stands out. The items ship for free, which is an effortless way to sample the collections in the comfort of your home and keep what you like. Yuvi emphasises, the focus is in making the product itself and the discovery of finding cool men’s accessories. His biggest source of inspiration for the brand is travel and the need to explore.
Some of our favorite pieces and our picks for dad (hint, hint) are from the current Paradox collection. We love the Nomad travel bag in army green for summer weekend getaways. It’s lightweight, portable and fits all your essentials. The Global Nomad Passport Holder is also a no-brainer for your globe trotting pops. Only $30, the holders came in a series of beautiful soft leathers in shades of brown, blue and greys that look perfectly worn to match your passport. We also love the little details on men’s socks inspired by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan music moments.
Some personal touches from Yuvi himself that we are loving are his Orca whale socks, beautiful Italian yarn eyeglass holder and his go–to Men In Cities jump rope. For Father’s Day this Sunday, your man’s birthday or just too add a little inspiring detail to the important men in your life, make sure to keep up with Men In Cities monthly inventory.  
Men In Cities are holding open studios Fridays this summer, 180 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor.
Searching for the ultimate Father’s Day gift can be challenging. If your dad is like ours, he thinks a thoughtful card is just fine but we know you want to get him something special. That’s why we love Men In Cities, thought and care goes into every detail of the affordable and accessible accessories line for men. Just browsing through the pieces we found something for all the men in our lives (not to mention some things we would keep for ourselves!).
Built on a passion for detail and designed in New York City,  Men In Cities releases a new collection every month of specially curated products that fit into a modern man’s life.  Founder and designer, Yuvi Alpert, started the line with idea of allowing men to shop easily without distractions. Living in Soho, he found it difficult to sift through stores to find well designed men’s accessories, especially at an accessible price point. Men In Cities was created to simplify the shopping experience for men. The site allows todays man to easily browse carefully selected, interesting and creative accessories that are redesigned and updated each month. The evolving collection is a great way for men to differentiate themselves and create a style that stands out. The items ship for free, which is an effortless way to sample the collections in the comfort of your home and keep what you like. Yuvi emphasises, the focus is in making the product itself and the discovery of finding cool men’s accessories. His biggest source of inspiration for the brand is travel and the need to explore.
Some of our favorite pieces and our picks for dad (hint, hint) are from the current Paradox collection. We love the Nomad travel bag in army green for summer weekend getaways. It’s lightweight, portable and fits all your essentials. The Global Nomad Passport Holder is also a no-brainer for your globe trotting pops. Only $30, the holders came in a series of beautiful soft leathers in shades of brown, blue and greys that look perfectly worn to match your passport. We also love the little details on men’s socks inspired by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan music moments.
Some personal touches from Yuvi himself that we are loving are his Orca whale socks, beautiful Italian yarn eyeglass holder and his go–to Men In Cities jump rope. For Father’s Day this Sunday, your man’s birthday or just too add a little inspiring detail to the important men in your life, make sure to keep up with Men In Cities monthly inventory.  
Men In Cities are holding open studios Fridays this summer, 180 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor.

Searching for the ultimate Father’s Day gift can be challenging. If your dad is like ours, he thinks a thoughtful card is just fine but we know you want to get him something special. That’s why we love Men In Cities, thought and care goes into every detail of the affordable and accessible accessories line for men. Just browsing through the pieces we found something for all the men in our lives (not to mention some things we would keep for ourselves!).

Built on a passion for detail and designed in New York City,  Men In Cities releases a new collection every month of specially curated products that fit into a modern man’s life.  Founder and designer, Yuvi Alpert, started the line with idea of allowing men to shop easily without distractions. Living in Soho, he found it difficult to sift through stores to find well designed men’s accessories, especially at an accessible price point. Men In Cities was created to simplify the shopping experience for men. The site allows todays man to easily browse carefully selected, interesting and creative accessories that are redesigned and updated each month. The evolving collection is a great way for men to differentiate themselves and create a style that stands out. The items ship for free, which is an effortless way to sample the collections in the comfort of your home and keep what you like. Yuvi emphasises, the focus is in making the product itself and the discovery of finding cool men’s accessories. His biggest source of inspiration for the brand is travel and the need to explore.

Some of our favorite pieces and our picks for dad (hint, hint) are from the current Paradox collection. We love the Nomad travel bag in army green for summer weekend getaways. It’s lightweight, portable and fits all your essentials. The Global Nomad Passport Holder is also a no-brainer for your globe trotting pops. Only $30, the holders came in a series of beautiful soft leathers in shades of brown, blue and greys that look perfectly worn to match your passport. We also love the little details on men’s socks inspired by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan music moments.

Some personal touches from Yuvi himself that we are loving are his Orca whale socks, beautiful Italian yarn eyeglass holder and his go–to Men In Cities jump rope. For Father’s Day this Sunday, your man’s birthday or just too add a little inspiring detail to the important men in your life, make sure to keep up with Men In Cities monthly inventory.  

Men In Cities are holding open studios Fridays this summer, 180 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor.

With so many makers & artists on the internet and living throughout the country, it almost feels impossible to sift through them all. The lovely, Lauren Musacchio, has offered to do it for you! With her online site, Straw & Gold, she has made it possible for everyone to have access to some of her favorite creators in one convenient place. From Texas to California to showing our very own Brooklyn artist’s some love, Lauren has everything you need to outfit your dream home (or apartment in our case).
We love that significant inspiration for the site came from appreciating her own mother’s hand-crafted goods. Particularly skilled in knitting, Lauren began perusing websites such as Ravelry on her mother’s suggestion and became addicted to finding people who make things.  She naturally started making a wish lists of all the things she wanted (story of our life). Not feeling entirely satisfied with her day gig in editorial, she began reaching out to these makers & artists to find out who would be interested in contributing to a collective. The response was hugely positive and Straw & Gold became a successful reality.  
Straw & Gold’s collective of talented artists who make beautiful and coveted objects is constantly growing. Lauren is always looking for brilliant new makers to add to the site and we are always checking back to see what’s new! If you are looking for the perfect gift, something to update your home, a beauty regimen or just general stuff your boyfriend will need/want this is the website for you. Not only are we as shoppers being introduced to the artists but it’s so amazing that Lauren is helping create a network for these skilled producers.  She is representing these artists and helping expand their name. We love the sites clean, minimal feel with photography by Julie Holder but it’s great you can still feel the warmth from the products. Visit the website yourself to learn more, we can’t imagine you will leave empty carted!
xX Jenna & Nicole

http://www.strawandgold.com
With so many makers & artists on the internet and living throughout the country, it almost feels impossible to sift through them all. The lovely, Lauren Musacchio, has offered to do it for you! With her online site, Straw & Gold, she has made it possible for everyone to have access to some of her favorite creators in one convenient place. From Texas to California to showing our very own Brooklyn artist’s some love, Lauren has everything you need to outfit your dream home (or apartment in our case).
We love that significant inspiration for the site came from appreciating her own mother’s hand-crafted goods. Particularly skilled in knitting, Lauren began perusing websites such as Ravelry on her mother’s suggestion and became addicted to finding people who make things.  She naturally started making a wish lists of all the things she wanted (story of our life). Not feeling entirely satisfied with her day gig in editorial, she began reaching out to these makers & artists to find out who would be interested in contributing to a collective. The response was hugely positive and Straw & Gold became a successful reality.  
Straw & Gold’s collective of talented artists who make beautiful and coveted objects is constantly growing. Lauren is always looking for brilliant new makers to add to the site and we are always checking back to see what’s new! If you are looking for the perfect gift, something to update your home, a beauty regimen or just general stuff your boyfriend will need/want this is the website for you. Not only are we as shoppers being introduced to the artists but it’s so amazing that Lauren is helping create a network for these skilled producers.  She is representing these artists and helping expand their name. We love the sites clean, minimal feel with photography by Julie Holder but it’s great you can still feel the warmth from the products. Visit the website yourself to learn more, we can’t imagine you will leave empty carted!
xX Jenna & Nicole

http://www.strawandgold.com
With so many makers & artists on the internet and living throughout the country, it almost feels impossible to sift through them all. The lovely, Lauren Musacchio, has offered to do it for you! With her online site, Straw & Gold, she has made it possible for everyone to have access to some of her favorite creators in one convenient place. From Texas to California to showing our very own Brooklyn artist’s some love, Lauren has everything you need to outfit your dream home (or apartment in our case).
We love that significant inspiration for the site came from appreciating her own mother’s hand-crafted goods. Particularly skilled in knitting, Lauren began perusing websites such as Ravelry on her mother’s suggestion and became addicted to finding people who make things.  She naturally started making a wish lists of all the things she wanted (story of our life). Not feeling entirely satisfied with her day gig in editorial, she began reaching out to these makers & artists to find out who would be interested in contributing to a collective. The response was hugely positive and Straw & Gold became a successful reality.  
Straw & Gold’s collective of talented artists who make beautiful and coveted objects is constantly growing. Lauren is always looking for brilliant new makers to add to the site and we are always checking back to see what’s new! If you are looking for the perfect gift, something to update your home, a beauty regimen or just general stuff your boyfriend will need/want this is the website for you. Not only are we as shoppers being introduced to the artists but it’s so amazing that Lauren is helping create a network for these skilled producers.  She is representing these artists and helping expand their name. We love the sites clean, minimal feel with photography by Julie Holder but it’s great you can still feel the warmth from the products. Visit the website yourself to learn more, we can’t imagine you will leave empty carted!
xX Jenna & Nicole

http://www.strawandgold.com
With so many makers & artists on the internet and living throughout the country, it almost feels impossible to sift through them all. The lovely, Lauren Musacchio, has offered to do it for you! With her online site, Straw & Gold, she has made it possible for everyone to have access to some of her favorite creators in one convenient place. From Texas to California to showing our very own Brooklyn artist’s some love, Lauren has everything you need to outfit your dream home (or apartment in our case).
We love that significant inspiration for the site came from appreciating her own mother’s hand-crafted goods. Particularly skilled in knitting, Lauren began perusing websites such as Ravelry on her mother’s suggestion and became addicted to finding people who make things.  She naturally started making a wish lists of all the things she wanted (story of our life). Not feeling entirely satisfied with her day gig in editorial, she began reaching out to these makers & artists to find out who would be interested in contributing to a collective. The response was hugely positive and Straw & Gold became a successful reality.  
Straw & Gold’s collective of talented artists who make beautiful and coveted objects is constantly growing. Lauren is always looking for brilliant new makers to add to the site and we are always checking back to see what’s new! If you are looking for the perfect gift, something to update your home, a beauty regimen or just general stuff your boyfriend will need/want this is the website for you. Not only are we as shoppers being introduced to the artists but it’s so amazing that Lauren is helping create a network for these skilled producers.  She is representing these artists and helping expand their name. We love the sites clean, minimal feel with photography by Julie Holder but it’s great you can still feel the warmth from the products. Visit the website yourself to learn more, we can’t imagine you will leave empty carted!
xX Jenna & Nicole

http://www.strawandgold.com
With so many makers & artists on the internet and living throughout the country, it almost feels impossible to sift through them all. The lovely, Lauren Musacchio, has offered to do it for you! With her online site, Straw & Gold, she has made it possible for everyone to have access to some of her favorite creators in one convenient place. From Texas to California to showing our very own Brooklyn artist’s some love, Lauren has everything you need to outfit your dream home (or apartment in our case).
We love that significant inspiration for the site came from appreciating her own mother’s hand-crafted goods. Particularly skilled in knitting, Lauren began perusing websites such as Ravelry on her mother’s suggestion and became addicted to finding people who make things.  She naturally started making a wish lists of all the things she wanted (story of our life). Not feeling entirely satisfied with her day gig in editorial, she began reaching out to these makers & artists to find out who would be interested in contributing to a collective. The response was hugely positive and Straw & Gold became a successful reality.  
Straw & Gold’s collective of talented artists who make beautiful and coveted objects is constantly growing. Lauren is always looking for brilliant new makers to add to the site and we are always checking back to see what’s new! If you are looking for the perfect gift, something to update your home, a beauty regimen or just general stuff your boyfriend will need/want this is the website for you. Not only are we as shoppers being introduced to the artists but it’s so amazing that Lauren is helping create a network for these skilled producers.  She is representing these artists and helping expand their name. We love the sites clean, minimal feel with photography by Julie Holder but it’s great you can still feel the warmth from the products. Visit the website yourself to learn more, we can’t imagine you will leave empty carted!
xX Jenna & Nicole

http://www.strawandgold.com
With so many makers & artists on the internet and living throughout the country, it almost feels impossible to sift through them all. The lovely, Lauren Musacchio, has offered to do it for you! With her online site, Straw & Gold, she has made it possible for everyone to have access to some of her favorite creators in one convenient place. From Texas to California to showing our very own Brooklyn artist’s some love, Lauren has everything you need to outfit your dream home (or apartment in our case).
We love that significant inspiration for the site came from appreciating her own mother’s hand-crafted goods. Particularly skilled in knitting, Lauren began perusing websites such as Ravelry on her mother’s suggestion and became addicted to finding people who make things.  She naturally started making a wish lists of all the things she wanted (story of our life). Not feeling entirely satisfied with her day gig in editorial, she began reaching out to these makers & artists to find out who would be interested in contributing to a collective. The response was hugely positive and Straw & Gold became a successful reality.  
Straw & Gold’s collective of talented artists who make beautiful and coveted objects is constantly growing. Lauren is always looking for brilliant new makers to add to the site and we are always checking back to see what’s new! If you are looking for the perfect gift, something to update your home, a beauty regimen or just general stuff your boyfriend will need/want this is the website for you. Not only are we as shoppers being introduced to the artists but it’s so amazing that Lauren is helping create a network for these skilled producers.  She is representing these artists and helping expand their name. We love the sites clean, minimal feel with photography by Julie Holder but it’s great you can still feel the warmth from the products. Visit the website yourself to learn more, we can’t imagine you will leave empty carted!
xX Jenna & Nicole

http://www.strawandgold.com
With so many makers & artists on the internet and living throughout the country, it almost feels impossible to sift through them all. The lovely, Lauren Musacchio, has offered to do it for you! With her online site, Straw & Gold, she has made it possible for everyone to have access to some of her favorite creators in one convenient place. From Texas to California to showing our very own Brooklyn artist’s some love, Lauren has everything you need to outfit your dream home (or apartment in our case).
We love that significant inspiration for the site came from appreciating her own mother’s hand-crafted goods. Particularly skilled in knitting, Lauren began perusing websites such as Ravelry on her mother’s suggestion and became addicted to finding people who make things.  She naturally started making a wish lists of all the things she wanted (story of our life). Not feeling entirely satisfied with her day gig in editorial, she began reaching out to these makers & artists to find out who would be interested in contributing to a collective. The response was hugely positive and Straw & Gold became a successful reality.  
Straw & Gold’s collective of talented artists who make beautiful and coveted objects is constantly growing. Lauren is always looking for brilliant new makers to add to the site and we are always checking back to see what’s new! If you are looking for the perfect gift, something to update your home, a beauty regimen or just general stuff your boyfriend will need/want this is the website for you. Not only are we as shoppers being introduced to the artists but it’s so amazing that Lauren is helping create a network for these skilled producers.  She is representing these artists and helping expand their name. We love the sites clean, minimal feel with photography by Julie Holder but it’s great you can still feel the warmth from the products. Visit the website yourself to learn more, we can’t imagine you will leave empty carted!
xX Jenna & Nicole

http://www.strawandgold.com
With so many makers & artists on the internet and living throughout the country, it almost feels impossible to sift through them all. The lovely, Lauren Musacchio, has offered to do it for you! With her online site, Straw & Gold, she has made it possible for everyone to have access to some of her favorite creators in one convenient place. From Texas to California to showing our very own Brooklyn artist’s some love, Lauren has everything you need to outfit your dream home (or apartment in our case).
We love that significant inspiration for the site came from appreciating her own mother’s hand-crafted goods. Particularly skilled in knitting, Lauren began perusing websites such as Ravelry on her mother’s suggestion and became addicted to finding people who make things.  She naturally started making a wish lists of all the things she wanted (story of our life). Not feeling entirely satisfied with her day gig in editorial, she began reaching out to these makers & artists to find out who would be interested in contributing to a collective. The response was hugely positive and Straw & Gold became a successful reality.  
Straw & Gold’s collective of talented artists who make beautiful and coveted objects is constantly growing. Lauren is always looking for brilliant new makers to add to the site and we are always checking back to see what’s new! If you are looking for the perfect gift, something to update your home, a beauty regimen or just general stuff your boyfriend will need/want this is the website for you. Not only are we as shoppers being introduced to the artists but it’s so amazing that Lauren is helping create a network for these skilled producers.  She is representing these artists and helping expand their name. We love the sites clean, minimal feel with photography by Julie Holder but it’s great you can still feel the warmth from the products. Visit the website yourself to learn more, we can’t imagine you will leave empty carted!
xX Jenna & Nicole

http://www.strawandgold.com
With so many makers & artists on the internet and living throughout the country, it almost feels impossible to sift through them all. The lovely, Lauren Musacchio, has offered to do it for you! With her online site, Straw & Gold, she has made it possible for everyone to have access to some of her favorite creators in one convenient place. From Texas to California to showing our very own Brooklyn artist’s some love, Lauren has everything you need to outfit your dream home (or apartment in our case).
We love that significant inspiration for the site came from appreciating her own mother’s hand-crafted goods. Particularly skilled in knitting, Lauren began perusing websites such as Ravelry on her mother’s suggestion and became addicted to finding people who make things.  She naturally started making a wish lists of all the things she wanted (story of our life). Not feeling entirely satisfied with her day gig in editorial, she began reaching out to these makers & artists to find out who would be interested in contributing to a collective. The response was hugely positive and Straw & Gold became a successful reality.  
Straw & Gold’s collective of talented artists who make beautiful and coveted objects is constantly growing. Lauren is always looking for brilliant new makers to add to the site and we are always checking back to see what’s new! If you are looking for the perfect gift, something to update your home, a beauty regimen or just general stuff your boyfriend will need/want this is the website for you. Not only are we as shoppers being introduced to the artists but it’s so amazing that Lauren is helping create a network for these skilled producers.  She is representing these artists and helping expand their name. We love the sites clean, minimal feel with photography by Julie Holder but it’s great you can still feel the warmth from the products. Visit the website yourself to learn more, we can’t imagine you will leave empty carted!
xX Jenna & Nicole

http://www.strawandgold.com
With so many makers & artists on the internet and living throughout the country, it almost feels impossible to sift through them all. The lovely, Lauren Musacchio, has offered to do it for you! With her online site, Straw & Gold, she has made it possible for everyone to have access to some of her favorite creators in one convenient place. From Texas to California to showing our very own Brooklyn artist’s some love, Lauren has everything you need to outfit your dream home (or apartment in our case).
We love that significant inspiration for the site came from appreciating her own mother’s hand-crafted goods. Particularly skilled in knitting, Lauren began perusing websites such as Ravelry on her mother’s suggestion and became addicted to finding people who make things.  She naturally started making a wish lists of all the things she wanted (story of our life). Not feeling entirely satisfied with her day gig in editorial, she began reaching out to these makers & artists to find out who would be interested in contributing to a collective. The response was hugely positive and Straw & Gold became a successful reality.  
Straw & Gold’s collective of talented artists who make beautiful and coveted objects is constantly growing. Lauren is always looking for brilliant new makers to add to the site and we are always checking back to see what’s new! If you are looking for the perfect gift, something to update your home, a beauty regimen or just general stuff your boyfriend will need/want this is the website for you. Not only are we as shoppers being introduced to the artists but it’s so amazing that Lauren is helping create a network for these skilled producers.  She is representing these artists and helping expand their name. We love the sites clean, minimal feel with photography by Julie Holder but it’s great you can still feel the warmth from the products. Visit the website yourself to learn more, we can’t imagine you will leave empty carted!
xX Jenna & Nicole

http://www.strawandgold.com

With so many makers & artists on the internet and living throughout the country, it almost feels impossible to sift through them all. The lovely, Lauren Musacchio, has offered to do it for you! With her online site, Straw & Gold, she has made it possible for everyone to have access to some of her favorite creators in one convenient place. From Texas to California to showing our very own Brooklyn artist’s some love, Lauren has everything you need to outfit your dream home (or apartment in our case).

We love that significant inspiration for the site came from appreciating her own mother’s hand-crafted goods. Particularly skilled in knitting, Lauren began perusing websites such as Ravelry on her mother’s suggestion and became addicted to finding people who make things.  She naturally started making a wish lists of all the things she wanted (story of our life). Not feeling entirely satisfied with her day gig in editorial, she began reaching out to these makers & artists to find out who would be interested in contributing to a collective. The response was hugely positive and Straw & Gold became a successful reality.  

Straw & Gold’s collective of talented artists who make beautiful and coveted objects is constantly growing. Lauren is always looking for brilliant new makers to add to the site and we are always checking back to see what’s new! If you are looking for the perfect gift, something to update your home, a beauty regimen or just general stuff your boyfriend will need/want this is the website for you. Not only are we as shoppers being introduced to the artists but it’s so amazing that Lauren is helping create a network for these skilled producers.  She is representing these artists and helping expand their name. We love the sites clean, minimal feel with photography by Julie Holder but it’s great you can still feel the warmth from the products. Visit the website yourself to learn more, we can’t imagine you will leave empty carted!

xX Jenna & Nicole

http://www.strawandgold.com

It’s braid season ladies!  Lucky for all of us, we found a sweet salon that can give you the freshest braids all summer long (amongst their many other talents)  We were greeted at Coby Alcántar’s, Little Axe Salon to a room full of talented stylists, colorists and not too mention some much needed coffee and sliced summer fruit. We effortlessly felt at home with the girls in their space. Isn’t that the first thing you want when getting a cut? To feel comfortable and at ease with the person who holds your hair destiny in their hands? Little Axe opened in July of last year and we were so excited to meet with them as they are approaching their one year anniversary in their Williamsburg storefront.
Opening a salon was an unexpected life turn for owner Coby but a welcomed one. She wanted a location that was accessible to her clients already in Manhattan and the spot she scouted in Brooklyn was perfectly convenient off of the Bedford L. After nailing down the neighborhood and location, Coby brought on a truly skilled team including Haley Ozell - the resident colorist, Kristin Keller - stylist, and Rubi Jones who does amazing editorial work and you can catch her a few days a month taking appointments at the salon.
For some time now, we have been coveting the effortless look of the braids of the internet. We were beyond happy to have Kristin throw up our hair into tight, breathable masterpieces - so ideal for the summer weather we are heading into (P.S we left them in as long as we could and loved the gentle waves that formed after we let our hair down. Speaking of letting your hair down - check out Rubi’s blog!). Little Axe takes appointments for summer braids but if you are looking for a little more to brighten your look this summer talk to their gifted colorist Haley who can give your ends the touch-up you’ve been needing, seriously treat yourself. All you have to do is ask and you will be leaving the salon with a head turning cut, color and braid all of your own.
We love the homey feel of Little Axe, small details such as a hand crafted church pew bench, soft textile pillows, teacups and saucers gifted from Coby’s English parents make you feel instantly welcomed. Also we cannot write about this spot without mentioning the incredible Oribe products they use. We have now decided we cannot live without the Dry Texturizing Spray and Aprés Beach Wave and Shine Spray, definitely check them out for yourself. Thank you again to Coby and everyone at Little Axe for a much needed day of beauty in the midst of our hectic school and work schedules.

The Little Axe is located at 124 Bedford in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
It’s braid season ladies!  Lucky for all of us, we found a sweet salon that can give you the freshest braids all summer long (amongst their many other talents)  We were greeted at Coby Alcántar’s, Little Axe Salon to a room full of talented stylists, colorists and not too mention some much needed coffee and sliced summer fruit. We effortlessly felt at home with the girls in their space. Isn’t that the first thing you want when getting a cut? To feel comfortable and at ease with the person who holds your hair destiny in their hands? Little Axe opened in July of last year and we were so excited to meet with them as they are approaching their one year anniversary in their Williamsburg storefront.
Opening a salon was an unexpected life turn for owner Coby but a welcomed one. She wanted a location that was accessible to her clients already in Manhattan and the spot she scouted in Brooklyn was perfectly convenient off of the Bedford L. After nailing down the neighborhood and location, Coby brought on a truly skilled team including Haley Ozell - the resident colorist, Kristin Keller - stylist, and Rubi Jones who does amazing editorial work and you can catch her a few days a month taking appointments at the salon.
For some time now, we have been coveting the effortless look of the braids of the internet. We were beyond happy to have Kristin throw up our hair into tight, breathable masterpieces - so ideal for the summer weather we are heading into (P.S we left them in as long as we could and loved the gentle waves that formed after we let our hair down. Speaking of letting your hair down - check out Rubi’s blog!). Little Axe takes appointments for summer braids but if you are looking for a little more to brighten your look this summer talk to their gifted colorist Haley who can give your ends the touch-up you’ve been needing, seriously treat yourself. All you have to do is ask and you will be leaving the salon with a head turning cut, color and braid all of your own.
We love the homey feel of Little Axe, small details such as a hand crafted church pew bench, soft textile pillows, teacups and saucers gifted from Coby’s English parents make you feel instantly welcomed. Also we cannot write about this spot without mentioning the incredible Oribe products they use. We have now decided we cannot live without the Dry Texturizing Spray and Aprés Beach Wave and Shine Spray, definitely check them out for yourself. Thank you again to Coby and everyone at Little Axe for a much needed day of beauty in the midst of our hectic school and work schedules.

The Little Axe is located at 124 Bedford in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
It’s braid season ladies!  Lucky for all of us, we found a sweet salon that can give you the freshest braids all summer long (amongst their many other talents)  We were greeted at Coby Alcántar’s, Little Axe Salon to a room full of talented stylists, colorists and not too mention some much needed coffee and sliced summer fruit. We effortlessly felt at home with the girls in their space. Isn’t that the first thing you want when getting a cut? To feel comfortable and at ease with the person who holds your hair destiny in their hands? Little Axe opened in July of last year and we were so excited to meet with them as they are approaching their one year anniversary in their Williamsburg storefront.
Opening a salon was an unexpected life turn for owner Coby but a welcomed one. She wanted a location that was accessible to her clients already in Manhattan and the spot she scouted in Brooklyn was perfectly convenient off of the Bedford L. After nailing down the neighborhood and location, Coby brought on a truly skilled team including Haley Ozell - the resident colorist, Kristin Keller - stylist, and Rubi Jones who does amazing editorial work and you can catch her a few days a month taking appointments at the salon.
For some time now, we have been coveting the effortless look of the braids of the internet. We were beyond happy to have Kristin throw up our hair into tight, breathable masterpieces - so ideal for the summer weather we are heading into (P.S we left them in as long as we could and loved the gentle waves that formed after we let our hair down. Speaking of letting your hair down - check out Rubi’s blog!). Little Axe takes appointments for summer braids but if you are looking for a little more to brighten your look this summer talk to their gifted colorist Haley who can give your ends the touch-up you’ve been needing, seriously treat yourself. All you have to do is ask and you will be leaving the salon with a head turning cut, color and braid all of your own.
We love the homey feel of Little Axe, small details such as a hand crafted church pew bench, soft textile pillows, teacups and saucers gifted from Coby’s English parents make you feel instantly welcomed. Also we cannot write about this spot without mentioning the incredible Oribe products they use. We have now decided we cannot live without the Dry Texturizing Spray and Aprés Beach Wave and Shine Spray, definitely check them out for yourself. Thank you again to Coby and everyone at Little Axe for a much needed day of beauty in the midst of our hectic school and work schedules.

The Little Axe is located at 124 Bedford in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
It’s braid season ladies!  Lucky for all of us, we found a sweet salon that can give you the freshest braids all summer long (amongst their many other talents)  We were greeted at Coby Alcántar’s, Little Axe Salon to a room full of talented stylists, colorists and not too mention some much needed coffee and sliced summer fruit. We effortlessly felt at home with the girls in their space. Isn’t that the first thing you want when getting a cut? To feel comfortable and at ease with the person who holds your hair destiny in their hands? Little Axe opened in July of last year and we were so excited to meet with them as they are approaching their one year anniversary in their Williamsburg storefront.
Opening a salon was an unexpected life turn for owner Coby but a welcomed one. She wanted a location that was accessible to her clients already in Manhattan and the spot she scouted in Brooklyn was perfectly convenient off of the Bedford L. After nailing down the neighborhood and location, Coby brought on a truly skilled team including Haley Ozell - the resident colorist, Kristin Keller - stylist, and Rubi Jones who does amazing editorial work and you can catch her a few days a month taking appointments at the salon.
For some time now, we have been coveting the effortless look of the braids of the internet. We were beyond happy to have Kristin throw up our hair into tight, breathable masterpieces - so ideal for the summer weather we are heading into (P.S we left them in as long as we could and loved the gentle waves that formed after we let our hair down. Speaking of letting your hair down - check out Rubi’s blog!). Little Axe takes appointments for summer braids but if you are looking for a little more to brighten your look this summer talk to their gifted colorist Haley who can give your ends the touch-up you’ve been needing, seriously treat yourself. All you have to do is ask and you will be leaving the salon with a head turning cut, color and braid all of your own.
We love the homey feel of Little Axe, small details such as a hand crafted church pew bench, soft textile pillows, teacups and saucers gifted from Coby’s English parents make you feel instantly welcomed. Also we cannot write about this spot without mentioning the incredible Oribe products they use. We have now decided we cannot live without the Dry Texturizing Spray and Aprés Beach Wave and Shine Spray, definitely check them out for yourself. Thank you again to Coby and everyone at Little Axe for a much needed day of beauty in the midst of our hectic school and work schedules.

The Little Axe is located at 124 Bedford in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
It’s braid season ladies!  Lucky for all of us, we found a sweet salon that can give you the freshest braids all summer long (amongst their many other talents)  We were greeted at Coby Alcántar’s, Little Axe Salon to a room full of talented stylists, colorists and not too mention some much needed coffee and sliced summer fruit. We effortlessly felt at home with the girls in their space. Isn’t that the first thing you want when getting a cut? To feel comfortable and at ease with the person who holds your hair destiny in their hands? Little Axe opened in July of last year and we were so excited to meet with them as they are approaching their one year anniversary in their Williamsburg storefront.
Opening a salon was an unexpected life turn for owner Coby but a welcomed one. She wanted a location that was accessible to her clients already in Manhattan and the spot she scouted in Brooklyn was perfectly convenient off of the Bedford L. After nailing down the neighborhood and location, Coby brought on a truly skilled team including Haley Ozell - the resident colorist, Kristin Keller - stylist, and Rubi Jones who does amazing editorial work and you can catch her a few days a month taking appointments at the salon.
For some time now, we have been coveting the effortless look of the braids of the internet. We were beyond happy to have Kristin throw up our hair into tight, breathable masterpieces - so ideal for the summer weather we are heading into (P.S we left them in as long as we could and loved the gentle waves that formed after we let our hair down. Speaking of letting your hair down - check out Rubi’s blog!). Little Axe takes appointments for summer braids but if you are looking for a little more to brighten your look this summer talk to their gifted colorist Haley who can give your ends the touch-up you’ve been needing, seriously treat yourself. All you have to do is ask and you will be leaving the salon with a head turning cut, color and braid all of your own.
We love the homey feel of Little Axe, small details such as a hand crafted church pew bench, soft textile pillows, teacups and saucers gifted from Coby’s English parents make you feel instantly welcomed. Also we cannot write about this spot without mentioning the incredible Oribe products they use. We have now decided we cannot live without the Dry Texturizing Spray and Aprés Beach Wave and Shine Spray, definitely check them out for yourself. Thank you again to Coby and everyone at Little Axe for a much needed day of beauty in the midst of our hectic school and work schedules.

The Little Axe is located at 124 Bedford in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
It’s braid season ladies!  Lucky for all of us, we found a sweet salon that can give you the freshest braids all summer long (amongst their many other talents)  We were greeted at Coby Alcántar’s, Little Axe Salon to a room full of talented stylists, colorists and not too mention some much needed coffee and sliced summer fruit. We effortlessly felt at home with the girls in their space. Isn’t that the first thing you want when getting a cut? To feel comfortable and at ease with the person who holds your hair destiny in their hands? Little Axe opened in July of last year and we were so excited to meet with them as they are approaching their one year anniversary in their Williamsburg storefront.
Opening a salon was an unexpected life turn for owner Coby but a welcomed one. She wanted a location that was accessible to her clients already in Manhattan and the spot she scouted in Brooklyn was perfectly convenient off of the Bedford L. After nailing down the neighborhood and location, Coby brought on a truly skilled team including Haley Ozell - the resident colorist, Kristin Keller - stylist, and Rubi Jones who does amazing editorial work and you can catch her a few days a month taking appointments at the salon.
For some time now, we have been coveting the effortless look of the braids of the internet. We were beyond happy to have Kristin throw up our hair into tight, breathable masterpieces - so ideal for the summer weather we are heading into (P.S we left them in as long as we could and loved the gentle waves that formed after we let our hair down. Speaking of letting your hair down - check out Rubi’s blog!). Little Axe takes appointments for summer braids but if you are looking for a little more to brighten your look this summer talk to their gifted colorist Haley who can give your ends the touch-up you’ve been needing, seriously treat yourself. All you have to do is ask and you will be leaving the salon with a head turning cut, color and braid all of your own.
We love the homey feel of Little Axe, small details such as a hand crafted church pew bench, soft textile pillows, teacups and saucers gifted from Coby’s English parents make you feel instantly welcomed. Also we cannot write about this spot without mentioning the incredible Oribe products they use. We have now decided we cannot live without the Dry Texturizing Spray and Aprés Beach Wave and Shine Spray, definitely check them out for yourself. Thank you again to Coby and everyone at Little Axe for a much needed day of beauty in the midst of our hectic school and work schedules.

The Little Axe is located at 124 Bedford in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
It’s braid season ladies!  Lucky for all of us, we found a sweet salon that can give you the freshest braids all summer long (amongst their many other talents)  We were greeted at Coby Alcántar’s, Little Axe Salon to a room full of talented stylists, colorists and not too mention some much needed coffee and sliced summer fruit. We effortlessly felt at home with the girls in their space. Isn’t that the first thing you want when getting a cut? To feel comfortable and at ease with the person who holds your hair destiny in their hands? Little Axe opened in July of last year and we were so excited to meet with them as they are approaching their one year anniversary in their Williamsburg storefront.
Opening a salon was an unexpected life turn for owner Coby but a welcomed one. She wanted a location that was accessible to her clients already in Manhattan and the spot she scouted in Brooklyn was perfectly convenient off of the Bedford L. After nailing down the neighborhood and location, Coby brought on a truly skilled team including Haley Ozell - the resident colorist, Kristin Keller - stylist, and Rubi Jones who does amazing editorial work and you can catch her a few days a month taking appointments at the salon.
For some time now, we have been coveting the effortless look of the braids of the internet. We were beyond happy to have Kristin throw up our hair into tight, breathable masterpieces - so ideal for the summer weather we are heading into (P.S we left them in as long as we could and loved the gentle waves that formed after we let our hair down. Speaking of letting your hair down - check out Rubi’s blog!). Little Axe takes appointments for summer braids but if you are looking for a little more to brighten your look this summer talk to their gifted colorist Haley who can give your ends the touch-up you’ve been needing, seriously treat yourself. All you have to do is ask and you will be leaving the salon with a head turning cut, color and braid all of your own.
We love the homey feel of Little Axe, small details such as a hand crafted church pew bench, soft textile pillows, teacups and saucers gifted from Coby’s English parents make you feel instantly welcomed. Also we cannot write about this spot without mentioning the incredible Oribe products they use. We have now decided we cannot live without the Dry Texturizing Spray and Aprés Beach Wave and Shine Spray, definitely check them out for yourself. Thank you again to Coby and everyone at Little Axe for a much needed day of beauty in the midst of our hectic school and work schedules.

The Little Axe is located at 124 Bedford in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
It’s braid season ladies!  Lucky for all of us, we found a sweet salon that can give you the freshest braids all summer long (amongst their many other talents)  We were greeted at Coby Alcántar’s, Little Axe Salon to a room full of talented stylists, colorists and not too mention some much needed coffee and sliced summer fruit. We effortlessly felt at home with the girls in their space. Isn’t that the first thing you want when getting a cut? To feel comfortable and at ease with the person who holds your hair destiny in their hands? Little Axe opened in July of last year and we were so excited to meet with them as they are approaching their one year anniversary in their Williamsburg storefront.
Opening a salon was an unexpected life turn for owner Coby but a welcomed one. She wanted a location that was accessible to her clients already in Manhattan and the spot she scouted in Brooklyn was perfectly convenient off of the Bedford L. After nailing down the neighborhood and location, Coby brought on a truly skilled team including Haley Ozell - the resident colorist, Kristin Keller - stylist, and Rubi Jones who does amazing editorial work and you can catch her a few days a month taking appointments at the salon.
For some time now, we have been coveting the effortless look of the braids of the internet. We were beyond happy to have Kristin throw up our hair into tight, breathable masterpieces - so ideal for the summer weather we are heading into (P.S we left them in as long as we could and loved the gentle waves that formed after we let our hair down. Speaking of letting your hair down - check out Rubi’s blog!). Little Axe takes appointments for summer braids but if you are looking for a little more to brighten your look this summer talk to their gifted colorist Haley who can give your ends the touch-up you’ve been needing, seriously treat yourself. All you have to do is ask and you will be leaving the salon with a head turning cut, color and braid all of your own.
We love the homey feel of Little Axe, small details such as a hand crafted church pew bench, soft textile pillows, teacups and saucers gifted from Coby’s English parents make you feel instantly welcomed. Also we cannot write about this spot without mentioning the incredible Oribe products they use. We have now decided we cannot live without the Dry Texturizing Spray and Aprés Beach Wave and Shine Spray, definitely check them out for yourself. Thank you again to Coby and everyone at Little Axe for a much needed day of beauty in the midst of our hectic school and work schedules.

The Little Axe is located at 124 Bedford in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
It’s braid season ladies!  Lucky for all of us, we found a sweet salon that can give you the freshest braids all summer long (amongst their many other talents)  We were greeted at Coby Alcántar’s, Little Axe Salon to a room full of talented stylists, colorists and not too mention some much needed coffee and sliced summer fruit. We effortlessly felt at home with the girls in their space. Isn’t that the first thing you want when getting a cut? To feel comfortable and at ease with the person who holds your hair destiny in their hands? Little Axe opened in July of last year and we were so excited to meet with them as they are approaching their one year anniversary in their Williamsburg storefront.
Opening a salon was an unexpected life turn for owner Coby but a welcomed one. She wanted a location that was accessible to her clients already in Manhattan and the spot she scouted in Brooklyn was perfectly convenient off of the Bedford L. After nailing down the neighborhood and location, Coby brought on a truly skilled team including Haley Ozell - the resident colorist, Kristin Keller - stylist, and Rubi Jones who does amazing editorial work and you can catch her a few days a month taking appointments at the salon.
For some time now, we have been coveting the effortless look of the braids of the internet. We were beyond happy to have Kristin throw up our hair into tight, breathable masterpieces - so ideal for the summer weather we are heading into (P.S we left them in as long as we could and loved the gentle waves that formed after we let our hair down. Speaking of letting your hair down - check out Rubi’s blog!). Little Axe takes appointments for summer braids but if you are looking for a little more to brighten your look this summer talk to their gifted colorist Haley who can give your ends the touch-up you’ve been needing, seriously treat yourself. All you have to do is ask and you will be leaving the salon with a head turning cut, color and braid all of your own.
We love the homey feel of Little Axe, small details such as a hand crafted church pew bench, soft textile pillows, teacups and saucers gifted from Coby’s English parents make you feel instantly welcomed. Also we cannot write about this spot without mentioning the incredible Oribe products they use. We have now decided we cannot live without the Dry Texturizing Spray and Aprés Beach Wave and Shine Spray, definitely check them out for yourself. Thank you again to Coby and everyone at Little Axe for a much needed day of beauty in the midst of our hectic school and work schedules.

The Little Axe is located at 124 Bedford in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
It’s braid season ladies!  Lucky for all of us, we found a sweet salon that can give you the freshest braids all summer long (amongst their many other talents)  We were greeted at Coby Alcántar’s, Little Axe Salon to a room full of talented stylists, colorists and not too mention some much needed coffee and sliced summer fruit. We effortlessly felt at home with the girls in their space. Isn’t that the first thing you want when getting a cut? To feel comfortable and at ease with the person who holds your hair destiny in their hands? Little Axe opened in July of last year and we were so excited to meet with them as they are approaching their one year anniversary in their Williamsburg storefront.
Opening a salon was an unexpected life turn for owner Coby but a welcomed one. She wanted a location that was accessible to her clients already in Manhattan and the spot she scouted in Brooklyn was perfectly convenient off of the Bedford L. After nailing down the neighborhood and location, Coby brought on a truly skilled team including Haley Ozell - the resident colorist, Kristin Keller - stylist, and Rubi Jones who does amazing editorial work and you can catch her a few days a month taking appointments at the salon.
For some time now, we have been coveting the effortless look of the braids of the internet. We were beyond happy to have Kristin throw up our hair into tight, breathable masterpieces - so ideal for the summer weather we are heading into (P.S we left them in as long as we could and loved the gentle waves that formed after we let our hair down. Speaking of letting your hair down - check out Rubi’s blog!). Little Axe takes appointments for summer braids but if you are looking for a little more to brighten your look this summer talk to their gifted colorist Haley who can give your ends the touch-up you’ve been needing, seriously treat yourself. All you have to do is ask and you will be leaving the salon with a head turning cut, color and braid all of your own.
We love the homey feel of Little Axe, small details such as a hand crafted church pew bench, soft textile pillows, teacups and saucers gifted from Coby’s English parents make you feel instantly welcomed. Also we cannot write about this spot without mentioning the incredible Oribe products they use. We have now decided we cannot live without the Dry Texturizing Spray and Aprés Beach Wave and Shine Spray, definitely check them out for yourself. Thank you again to Coby and everyone at Little Axe for a much needed day of beauty in the midst of our hectic school and work schedules.

The Little Axe is located at 124 Bedford in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

It’s braid season ladies!  Lucky for all of us, we found a sweet salon that can give you the freshest braids all summer long (amongst their many other talents)  We were greeted at Coby Alcántar’s, Little Axe Salon to a room full of talented stylists, colorists and not too mention some much needed coffee and sliced summer fruit. We effortlessly felt at home with the girls in their space. Isn’t that the first thing you want when getting a cut? To feel comfortable and at ease with the person who holds your hair destiny in their hands? Little Axe opened in July of last year and we were so excited to meet with them as they are approaching their one year anniversary in their Williamsburg storefront.

Opening a salon was an unexpected life turn for owner Coby but a welcomed one. She wanted a location that was accessible to her clients already in Manhattan and the spot she scouted in Brooklyn was perfectly convenient off of the Bedford L. After nailing down the neighborhood and location, Coby brought on a truly skilled team including Haley Ozell - the resident colorist, Kristin Keller - stylist, and Rubi Jones who does amazing editorial work and you can catch her a few days a month taking appointments at the salon.

For some time now, we have been coveting the effortless look of the braids of the internet. We were beyond happy to have Kristin throw up our hair into tight, breathable masterpieces - so ideal for the summer weather we are heading into (P.S we left them in as long as we could and loved the gentle waves that formed after we let our hair down. Speaking of letting your hair down - check out Rubi’s blog!). Little Axe takes appointments for summer braids but if you are looking for a little more to brighten your look this summer talk to their gifted colorist Haley who can give your ends the touch-up you’ve been needing, seriously treat yourself. All you have to do is ask and you will be leaving the salon with a head turning cut, color and braid all of your own.

We love the homey feel of Little Axe, small details such as a hand crafted church pew bench, soft textile pillows, teacups and saucers gifted from Coby’s English parents make you feel instantly welcomed. Also we cannot write about this spot without mentioning the incredible Oribe products they use. We have now decided we cannot live without the Dry Texturizing Spray and Aprés Beach Wave and Shine Spray, definitely check them out for yourself. Thank you again to Coby and everyone at Little Axe for a much needed day of beauty in the midst of our hectic school and work schedules.

The Little Axe is located at 124 Bedford in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Strolling down a residential street in Cobble Hill you might run into the sweetest storefront that is home to Poppy’s Catering. We were greeted by Poppy’s founder and owner, Jamie Schmones, who was kind enough to share her inspiration and story behind her exceptional catering service.
The road to catering and private events seemed like a sincerely natural progression for Jamie.  Always working in restaurants as either a hostess then moving into marketing and private events she has cultivated a profound knowledge of the food and hospitality industry. She was fortunate enough to hold positions where she was able to gain experience in entrepreneurial settings where she often found herself accepting challenges to learn and grow from within. Not one to miss an opportunity, Jamie found herself in a position to open her own business within walking distance of her home. “The space choose me,” Jamie mentioned. She had been eyeing the spot for some time, with retails business quickly coming and going. When she heard it was available once again she claimed the space as her own and Poppy’s was brought to the neighborhood.
With such a charming location, presence and product - Poppy’s has quickly developed into a premiere catering choice for photo shoots, corporate & small events, baby showers and everything in between, working with clients such as J.Crew, Gilt and Coach. We absolutely love the menu options as their executive chef, Sharone Yaron is heavy influenced by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors (We could live on this palette!). The dishes extraordinary presentation will leave your guests, crew and staff wanting more and snapping Insta pics of everything. The menu changes daily and seasonally. The Poppy’s crew is very sensitive to dietary restrictions and food allergies. They are small enough to be able to give each event individual attention and create a menu that is sure to impress. Our favorite thing about visiting Poppy’s and meeting with Jamie is getting to see how sweet, talented and hard-working of an operation she is conducting. We cannot recommend them enough but please check them out for yourself,  you will surely leave a mark with your next catered event!
Poppy’s Catering is located at 243 Degraw Street in the neighborhood of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Strolling down a residential street in Cobble Hill you might run into the sweetest storefront that is home to Poppy’s Catering. We were greeted by Poppy’s founder and owner, Jamie Schmones, who was kind enough to share her inspiration and story behind her exceptional catering service.
The road to catering and private events seemed like a sincerely natural progression for Jamie.  Always working in restaurants as either a hostess then moving into marketing and private events she has cultivated a profound knowledge of the food and hospitality industry. She was fortunate enough to hold positions where she was able to gain experience in entrepreneurial settings where she often found herself accepting challenges to learn and grow from within. Not one to miss an opportunity, Jamie found herself in a position to open her own business within walking distance of her home. “The space choose me,” Jamie mentioned. She had been eyeing the spot for some time, with retails business quickly coming and going. When she heard it was available once again she claimed the space as her own and Poppy’s was brought to the neighborhood.
With such a charming location, presence and product - Poppy’s has quickly developed into a premiere catering choice for photo shoots, corporate & small events, baby showers and everything in between, working with clients such as J.Crew, Gilt and Coach. We absolutely love the menu options as their executive chef, Sharone Yaron is heavy influenced by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors (We could live on this palette!). The dishes extraordinary presentation will leave your guests, crew and staff wanting more and snapping Insta pics of everything. The menu changes daily and seasonally. The Poppy’s crew is very sensitive to dietary restrictions and food allergies. They are small enough to be able to give each event individual attention and create a menu that is sure to impress. Our favorite thing about visiting Poppy’s and meeting with Jamie is getting to see how sweet, talented and hard-working of an operation she is conducting. We cannot recommend them enough but please check them out for yourself,  you will surely leave a mark with your next catered event!
Poppy’s Catering is located at 243 Degraw Street in the neighborhood of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Strolling down a residential street in Cobble Hill you might run into the sweetest storefront that is home to Poppy’s Catering. We were greeted by Poppy’s founder and owner, Jamie Schmones, who was kind enough to share her inspiration and story behind her exceptional catering service.
The road to catering and private events seemed like a sincerely natural progression for Jamie.  Always working in restaurants as either a hostess then moving into marketing and private events she has cultivated a profound knowledge of the food and hospitality industry. She was fortunate enough to hold positions where she was able to gain experience in entrepreneurial settings where she often found herself accepting challenges to learn and grow from within. Not one to miss an opportunity, Jamie found herself in a position to open her own business within walking distance of her home. “The space choose me,” Jamie mentioned. She had been eyeing the spot for some time, with retails business quickly coming and going. When she heard it was available once again she claimed the space as her own and Poppy’s was brought to the neighborhood.
With such a charming location, presence and product - Poppy’s has quickly developed into a premiere catering choice for photo shoots, corporate & small events, baby showers and everything in between, working with clients such as J.Crew, Gilt and Coach. We absolutely love the menu options as their executive chef, Sharone Yaron is heavy influenced by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors (We could live on this palette!). The dishes extraordinary presentation will leave your guests, crew and staff wanting more and snapping Insta pics of everything. The menu changes daily and seasonally. The Poppy’s crew is very sensitive to dietary restrictions and food allergies. They are small enough to be able to give each event individual attention and create a menu that is sure to impress. Our favorite thing about visiting Poppy’s and meeting with Jamie is getting to see how sweet, talented and hard-working of an operation she is conducting. We cannot recommend them enough but please check them out for yourself,  you will surely leave a mark with your next catered event!
Poppy’s Catering is located at 243 Degraw Street in the neighborhood of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Strolling down a residential street in Cobble Hill you might run into the sweetest storefront that is home to Poppy’s Catering. We were greeted by Poppy’s founder and owner, Jamie Schmones, who was kind enough to share her inspiration and story behind her exceptional catering service.
The road to catering and private events seemed like a sincerely natural progression for Jamie.  Always working in restaurants as either a hostess then moving into marketing and private events she has cultivated a profound knowledge of the food and hospitality industry. She was fortunate enough to hold positions where she was able to gain experience in entrepreneurial settings where she often found herself accepting challenges to learn and grow from within. Not one to miss an opportunity, Jamie found herself in a position to open her own business within walking distance of her home. “The space choose me,” Jamie mentioned. She had been eyeing the spot for some time, with retails business quickly coming and going. When she heard it was available once again she claimed the space as her own and Poppy’s was brought to the neighborhood.
With such a charming location, presence and product - Poppy’s has quickly developed into a premiere catering choice for photo shoots, corporate & small events, baby showers and everything in between, working with clients such as J.Crew, Gilt and Coach. We absolutely love the menu options as their executive chef, Sharone Yaron is heavy influenced by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors (We could live on this palette!). The dishes extraordinary presentation will leave your guests, crew and staff wanting more and snapping Insta pics of everything. The menu changes daily and seasonally. The Poppy’s crew is very sensitive to dietary restrictions and food allergies. They are small enough to be able to give each event individual attention and create a menu that is sure to impress. Our favorite thing about visiting Poppy’s and meeting with Jamie is getting to see how sweet, talented and hard-working of an operation she is conducting. We cannot recommend them enough but please check them out for yourself,  you will surely leave a mark with your next catered event!
Poppy’s Catering is located at 243 Degraw Street in the neighborhood of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Strolling down a residential street in Cobble Hill you might run into the sweetest storefront that is home to Poppy’s Catering. We were greeted by Poppy’s founder and owner, Jamie Schmones, who was kind enough to share her inspiration and story behind her exceptional catering service.
The road to catering and private events seemed like a sincerely natural progression for Jamie.  Always working in restaurants as either a hostess then moving into marketing and private events she has cultivated a profound knowledge of the food and hospitality industry. She was fortunate enough to hold positions where she was able to gain experience in entrepreneurial settings where she often found herself accepting challenges to learn and grow from within. Not one to miss an opportunity, Jamie found herself in a position to open her own business within walking distance of her home. “The space choose me,” Jamie mentioned. She had been eyeing the spot for some time, with retails business quickly coming and going. When she heard it was available once again she claimed the space as her own and Poppy’s was brought to the neighborhood.
With such a charming location, presence and product - Poppy’s has quickly developed into a premiere catering choice for photo shoots, corporate & small events, baby showers and everything in between, working with clients such as J.Crew, Gilt and Coach. We absolutely love the menu options as their executive chef, Sharone Yaron is heavy influenced by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors (We could live on this palette!). The dishes extraordinary presentation will leave your guests, crew and staff wanting more and snapping Insta pics of everything. The menu changes daily and seasonally. The Poppy’s crew is very sensitive to dietary restrictions and food allergies. They are small enough to be able to give each event individual attention and create a menu that is sure to impress. Our favorite thing about visiting Poppy’s and meeting with Jamie is getting to see how sweet, talented and hard-working of an operation she is conducting. We cannot recommend them enough but please check them out for yourself,  you will surely leave a mark with your next catered event!
Poppy’s Catering is located at 243 Degraw Street in the neighborhood of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Strolling down a residential street in Cobble Hill you might run into the sweetest storefront that is home to Poppy’s Catering. We were greeted by Poppy’s founder and owner, Jamie Schmones, who was kind enough to share her inspiration and story behind her exceptional catering service.
The road to catering and private events seemed like a sincerely natural progression for Jamie.  Always working in restaurants as either a hostess then moving into marketing and private events she has cultivated a profound knowledge of the food and hospitality industry. She was fortunate enough to hold positions where she was able to gain experience in entrepreneurial settings where she often found herself accepting challenges to learn and grow from within. Not one to miss an opportunity, Jamie found herself in a position to open her own business within walking distance of her home. “The space choose me,” Jamie mentioned. She had been eyeing the spot for some time, with retails business quickly coming and going. When she heard it was available once again she claimed the space as her own and Poppy’s was brought to the neighborhood.
With such a charming location, presence and product - Poppy’s has quickly developed into a premiere catering choice for photo shoots, corporate & small events, baby showers and everything in between, working with clients such as J.Crew, Gilt and Coach. We absolutely love the menu options as their executive chef, Sharone Yaron is heavy influenced by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors (We could live on this palette!). The dishes extraordinary presentation will leave your guests, crew and staff wanting more and snapping Insta pics of everything. The menu changes daily and seasonally. The Poppy’s crew is very sensitive to dietary restrictions and food allergies. They are small enough to be able to give each event individual attention and create a menu that is sure to impress. Our favorite thing about visiting Poppy’s and meeting with Jamie is getting to see how sweet, talented and hard-working of an operation she is conducting. We cannot recommend them enough but please check them out for yourself,  you will surely leave a mark with your next catered event!
Poppy’s Catering is located at 243 Degraw Street in the neighborhood of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Strolling down a residential street in Cobble Hill you might run into the sweetest storefront that is home to Poppy’s Catering. We were greeted by Poppy’s founder and owner, Jamie Schmones, who was kind enough to share her inspiration and story behind her exceptional catering service.
The road to catering and private events seemed like a sincerely natural progression for Jamie.  Always working in restaurants as either a hostess then moving into marketing and private events she has cultivated a profound knowledge of the food and hospitality industry. She was fortunate enough to hold positions where she was able to gain experience in entrepreneurial settings where she often found herself accepting challenges to learn and grow from within. Not one to miss an opportunity, Jamie found herself in a position to open her own business within walking distance of her home. “The space choose me,” Jamie mentioned. She had been eyeing the spot for some time, with retails business quickly coming and going. When she heard it was available once again she claimed the space as her own and Poppy’s was brought to the neighborhood.
With such a charming location, presence and product - Poppy’s has quickly developed into a premiere catering choice for photo shoots, corporate & small events, baby showers and everything in between, working with clients such as J.Crew, Gilt and Coach. We absolutely love the menu options as their executive chef, Sharone Yaron is heavy influenced by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors (We could live on this palette!). The dishes extraordinary presentation will leave your guests, crew and staff wanting more and snapping Insta pics of everything. The menu changes daily and seasonally. The Poppy’s crew is very sensitive to dietary restrictions and food allergies. They are small enough to be able to give each event individual attention and create a menu that is sure to impress. Our favorite thing about visiting Poppy’s and meeting with Jamie is getting to see how sweet, talented and hard-working of an operation she is conducting. We cannot recommend them enough but please check them out for yourself,  you will surely leave a mark with your next catered event!
Poppy’s Catering is located at 243 Degraw Street in the neighborhood of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Strolling down a residential street in Cobble Hill you might run into the sweetest storefront that is home to Poppy’s Catering. We were greeted by Poppy’s founder and owner, Jamie Schmones, who was kind enough to share her inspiration and story behind her exceptional catering service.
The road to catering and private events seemed like a sincerely natural progression for Jamie.  Always working in restaurants as either a hostess then moving into marketing and private events she has cultivated a profound knowledge of the food and hospitality industry. She was fortunate enough to hold positions where she was able to gain experience in entrepreneurial settings where she often found herself accepting challenges to learn and grow from within. Not one to miss an opportunity, Jamie found herself in a position to open her own business within walking distance of her home. “The space choose me,” Jamie mentioned. She had been eyeing the spot for some time, with retails business quickly coming and going. When she heard it was available once again she claimed the space as her own and Poppy’s was brought to the neighborhood.
With such a charming location, presence and product - Poppy’s has quickly developed into a premiere catering choice for photo shoots, corporate & small events, baby showers and everything in between, working with clients such as J.Crew, Gilt and Coach. We absolutely love the menu options as their executive chef, Sharone Yaron is heavy influenced by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors (We could live on this palette!). The dishes extraordinary presentation will leave your guests, crew and staff wanting more and snapping Insta pics of everything. The menu changes daily and seasonally. The Poppy’s crew is very sensitive to dietary restrictions and food allergies. They are small enough to be able to give each event individual attention and create a menu that is sure to impress. Our favorite thing about visiting Poppy’s and meeting with Jamie is getting to see how sweet, talented and hard-working of an operation she is conducting. We cannot recommend them enough but please check them out for yourself,  you will surely leave a mark with your next catered event!
Poppy’s Catering is located at 243 Degraw Street in the neighborhood of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Strolling down a residential street in Cobble Hill you might run into the sweetest storefront that is home to Poppy’s Catering. We were greeted by Poppy’s founder and owner, Jamie Schmones, who was kind enough to share her inspiration and story behind her exceptional catering service.
The road to catering and private events seemed like a sincerely natural progression for Jamie.  Always working in restaurants as either a hostess then moving into marketing and private events she has cultivated a profound knowledge of the food and hospitality industry. She was fortunate enough to hold positions where she was able to gain experience in entrepreneurial settings where she often found herself accepting challenges to learn and grow from within. Not one to miss an opportunity, Jamie found herself in a position to open her own business within walking distance of her home. “The space choose me,” Jamie mentioned. She had been eyeing the spot for some time, with retails business quickly coming and going. When she heard it was available once again she claimed the space as her own and Poppy’s was brought to the neighborhood.
With such a charming location, presence and product - Poppy’s has quickly developed into a premiere catering choice for photo shoots, corporate & small events, baby showers and everything in between, working with clients such as J.Crew, Gilt and Coach. We absolutely love the menu options as their executive chef, Sharone Yaron is heavy influenced by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors (We could live on this palette!). The dishes extraordinary presentation will leave your guests, crew and staff wanting more and snapping Insta pics of everything. The menu changes daily and seasonally. The Poppy’s crew is very sensitive to dietary restrictions and food allergies. They are small enough to be able to give each event individual attention and create a menu that is sure to impress. Our favorite thing about visiting Poppy’s and meeting with Jamie is getting to see how sweet, talented and hard-working of an operation she is conducting. We cannot recommend them enough but please check them out for yourself,  you will surely leave a mark with your next catered event!
Poppy’s Catering is located at 243 Degraw Street in the neighborhood of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Strolling down a residential street in Cobble Hill you might run into the sweetest storefront that is home to Poppy’s Catering. We were greeted by Poppy’s founder and owner, Jamie Schmones, who was kind enough to share her inspiration and story behind her exceptional catering service.
The road to catering and private events seemed like a sincerely natural progression for Jamie.  Always working in restaurants as either a hostess then moving into marketing and private events she has cultivated a profound knowledge of the food and hospitality industry. She was fortunate enough to hold positions where she was able to gain experience in entrepreneurial settings where she often found herself accepting challenges to learn and grow from within. Not one to miss an opportunity, Jamie found herself in a position to open her own business within walking distance of her home. “The space choose me,” Jamie mentioned. She had been eyeing the spot for some time, with retails business quickly coming and going. When she heard it was available once again she claimed the space as her own and Poppy’s was brought to the neighborhood.
With such a charming location, presence and product - Poppy’s has quickly developed into a premiere catering choice for photo shoots, corporate & small events, baby showers and everything in between, working with clients such as J.Crew, Gilt and Coach. We absolutely love the menu options as their executive chef, Sharone Yaron is heavy influenced by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors (We could live on this palette!). The dishes extraordinary presentation will leave your guests, crew and staff wanting more and snapping Insta pics of everything. The menu changes daily and seasonally. The Poppy’s crew is very sensitive to dietary restrictions and food allergies. They are small enough to be able to give each event individual attention and create a menu that is sure to impress. Our favorite thing about visiting Poppy’s and meeting with Jamie is getting to see how sweet, talented and hard-working of an operation she is conducting. We cannot recommend them enough but please check them out for yourself,  you will surely leave a mark with your next catered event!
Poppy’s Catering is located at 243 Degraw Street in the neighborhood of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Strolling down a residential street in Cobble Hill you might run into the sweetest storefront that is home to Poppy’s Catering. We were greeted by Poppy’s founder and owner, Jamie Schmones, who was kind enough to share her inspiration and story behind her exceptional catering service.

The road to catering and private events seemed like a sincerely natural progression for Jamie.  Always working in restaurants as either a hostess then moving into marketing and private events she has cultivated a profound knowledge of the food and hospitality industry. She was fortunate enough to hold positions where she was able to gain experience in entrepreneurial settings where she often found herself accepting challenges to learn and grow from within. Not one to miss an opportunity, Jamie found herself in a position to open her own business within walking distance of her home. “The space choose me,” Jamie mentioned. She had been eyeing the spot for some time, with retails business quickly coming and going. When she heard it was available once again she claimed the space as her own and Poppy’s was brought to the neighborhood.

With such a charming location, presence and product - Poppy’s has quickly developed into a premiere catering choice for photo shoots, corporate & small events, baby showers and everything in between, working with clients such as J.Crew, Gilt and Coach. We absolutely love the menu options as their executive chef, Sharone Yaron is heavy influenced by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors (We could live on this palette!). The dishes extraordinary presentation will leave your guests, crew and staff wanting more and snapping Insta pics of everything. The menu changes daily and seasonally. The Poppy’s crew is very sensitive to dietary restrictions and food allergies. They are small enough to be able to give each event individual attention and create a menu that is sure to impress. Our favorite thing about visiting Poppy’s and meeting with Jamie is getting to see how sweet, talented and hard-working of an operation she is conducting. We cannot recommend them enough but please check them out for yourself,  you will surely leave a mark with your next catered event!

Poppy’s Catering is located at 243 Degraw Street in the neighborhood of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn


We have been working to bring together our favorite makers in one place.  Our plan was to create a carefully curated exhibit of work from past and future features from our blog.  So last Saturday, May 10th, we did our very first spring pop-up!   We were excited for visitors to create meaningful, lasting relationships with our collaborators. Drinks were on special at Broken Land bar in Greenpoint, who were the most amazing hosts for the day.  Cans of Ruby Redbird Shiner (beer brewed with grapefruit and ginger, and just perfect for a warm sunny day) were passed around the open, breezy backyard where we were able to enjoy a few hours of summer sun before the rain joined us for the afternoon.  It was a lovely day of shopping and meeting similar minded people who share a love of crafting and creating amazing goods.  We were so happy to showcase makers from ceramists MONDAYS, James’s Daughter Flowers, Winden Jewelry, Buck and Hannah, Suite Pieces refinished vintage furniture, Seven Wonders Vintage, Cracked Candy, nail art by Lady Fancy Nails and food from Corn Daddy.
If you were there and bought anything from our wonderful makers please hashtag #LCPopup.  At the pop-up we also offered beautiful prints by our own Jenna Saraco and debuted our very first Local Creative zine!  Look out for them in our favorite neighborhood hangouts this summer :)
We are so lucky to be able to work with such talented people to put on amazing events for our community.
Xx
Jenna & Nicole

We have been working to bring together our favorite makers in one place.  Our plan was to create a carefully curated exhibit of work from past and future features from our blog.  So last Saturday, May 10th, we did our very first spring pop-up!   We were excited for visitors to create meaningful, lasting relationships with our collaborators. Drinks were on special at Broken Land bar in Greenpoint, who were the most amazing hosts for the day.  Cans of Ruby Redbird Shiner (beer brewed with grapefruit and ginger, and just perfect for a warm sunny day) were passed around the open, breezy backyard where we were able to enjoy a few hours of summer sun before the rain joined us for the afternoon.  It was a lovely day of shopping and meeting similar minded people who share a love of crafting and creating amazing goods.  We were so happy to showcase makers from ceramists MONDAYS, James’s Daughter Flowers, Winden Jewelry, Buck and Hannah, Suite Pieces refinished vintage furniture, Seven Wonders Vintage, Cracked Candy, nail art by Lady Fancy Nails and food from Corn Daddy.
If you were there and bought anything from our wonderful makers please hashtag #LCPopup.  At the pop-up we also offered beautiful prints by our own Jenna Saraco and debuted our very first Local Creative zine!  Look out for them in our favorite neighborhood hangouts this summer :)
We are so lucky to be able to work with such talented people to put on amazing events for our community.
Xx
Jenna & Nicole

We have been working to bring together our favorite makers in one place.  Our plan was to create a carefully curated exhibit of work from past and future features from our blog.  So last Saturday, May 10th, we did our very first spring pop-up!   We were excited for visitors to create meaningful, lasting relationships with our collaborators. Drinks were on special at Broken Land bar in Greenpoint, who were the most amazing hosts for the day.  Cans of Ruby Redbird Shiner (beer brewed with grapefruit and ginger, and just perfect for a warm sunny day) were passed around the open, breezy backyard where we were able to enjoy a few hours of summer sun before the rain joined us for the afternoon.  It was a lovely day of shopping and meeting similar minded people who share a love of crafting and creating amazing goods.  We were so happy to showcase makers from ceramists MONDAYS, James’s Daughter Flowers, Winden Jewelry, Buck and Hannah, Suite Pieces refinished vintage furniture, Seven Wonders Vintage, Cracked Candy, nail art by Lady Fancy Nails and food from Corn Daddy.
If you were there and bought anything from our wonderful makers please hashtag #LCPopup.  At the pop-up we also offered beautiful prints by our own Jenna Saraco and debuted our very first Local Creative zine!  Look out for them in our favorite neighborhood hangouts this summer :)
We are so lucky to be able to work with such talented people to put on amazing events for our community.
Xx
Jenna & Nicole

We have been working to bring together our favorite makers in one place.  Our plan was to create a carefully curated exhibit of work from past and future features from our blog.  So last Saturday, May 10th, we did our very first spring pop-up!   We were excited for visitors to create meaningful, lasting relationships with our collaborators. Drinks were on special at Broken Land bar in Greenpoint, who were the most amazing hosts for the day.  Cans of Ruby Redbird Shiner (beer brewed with grapefruit and ginger, and just perfect for a warm sunny day) were passed around the open, breezy backyard where we were able to enjoy a few hours of summer sun before the rain joined us for the afternoon.  It was a lovely day of shopping and meeting similar minded people who share a love of crafting and creating amazing goods.  We were so happy to showcase makers from ceramists MONDAYS, James’s Daughter Flowers, Winden Jewelry, Buck and Hannah, Suite Pieces refinished vintage furniture, Seven Wonders Vintage, Cracked Candy, nail art by Lady Fancy Nails and food from Corn Daddy.
If you were there and bought anything from our wonderful makers please hashtag #LCPopup.  At the pop-up we also offered beautiful prints by our own Jenna Saraco and debuted our very first Local Creative zine!  Look out for them in our favorite neighborhood hangouts this summer :)
We are so lucky to be able to work with such talented people to put on amazing events for our community.
Xx
Jenna & Nicole

We have been working to bring together our favorite makers in one place.  Our plan was to create a carefully curated exhibit of work from past and future features from our blog.  So last Saturday, May 10th, we did our very first spring pop-up!   We were excited for visitors to create meaningful, lasting relationships with our collaborators. Drinks were on special at Broken Land bar in Greenpoint, who were the most amazing hosts for the day.  Cans of Ruby Redbird Shiner (beer brewed with grapefruit and ginger, and just perfect for a warm sunny day) were passed around the open, breezy backyard where we were able to enjoy a few hours of summer sun before the rain joined us for the afternoon.  It was a lovely day of shopping and meeting similar minded people who share a love of crafting and creating amazing goods.  We were so happy to showcase makers from ceramists MONDAYS, James’s Daughter Flowers, Winden Jewelry, Buck and Hannah, Suite Pieces refinished vintage furniture, Seven Wonders Vintage, Cracked Candy, nail art by Lady Fancy Nails and food from Corn Daddy.
If you were there and bought anything from our wonderful makers please hashtag #LCPopup.  At the pop-up we also offered beautiful prints by our own Jenna Saraco and debuted our very first Local Creative zine!  Look out for them in our favorite neighborhood hangouts this summer :)
We are so lucky to be able to work with such talented people to put on amazing events for our community.
Xx
Jenna & Nicole

We have been working to bring together our favorite makers in one place.  Our plan was to create a carefully curated exhibit of work from past and future features from our blog.  So last Saturday, May 10th, we did our very first spring pop-up!   We were excited for visitors to create meaningful, lasting relationships with our collaborators. Drinks were on special at Broken Land bar in Greenpoint, who were the most amazing hosts for the day.  Cans of Ruby Redbird Shiner (beer brewed with grapefruit and ginger, and just perfect for a warm sunny day) were passed around the open, breezy backyard where we were able to enjoy a few hours of summer sun before the rain joined us for the afternoon.  It was a lovely day of shopping and meeting similar minded people who share a love of crafting and creating amazing goods.  We were so happy to showcase makers from ceramists MONDAYS, James’s Daughter Flowers, Winden Jewelry, Buck and Hannah, Suite Pieces refinished vintage furniture, Seven Wonders Vintage, Cracked Candy, nail art by Lady Fancy Nails and food from Corn Daddy.
If you were there and bought anything from our wonderful makers please hashtag #LCPopup.  At the pop-up we also offered beautiful prints by our own Jenna Saraco and debuted our very first Local Creative zine!  Look out for them in our favorite neighborhood hangouts this summer :)
We are so lucky to be able to work with such talented people to put on amazing events for our community.
Xx
Jenna & Nicole

We have been working to bring together our favorite makers in one place.  Our plan was to create a carefully curated exhibit of work from past and future features from our blog.  So last Saturday, May 10th, we did our very first spring pop-up!   We were excited for visitors to create meaningful, lasting relationships with our collaborators. Drinks were on special at Broken Land bar in Greenpoint, who were the most amazing hosts for the day.  Cans of Ruby Redbird Shiner (beer brewed with grapefruit and ginger, and just perfect for a warm sunny day) were passed around the open, breezy backyard where we were able to enjoy a few hours of summer sun before the rain joined us for the afternoon.  It was a lovely day of shopping and meeting similar minded people who share a love of crafting and creating amazing goods.  We were so happy to showcase makers from ceramists MONDAYS, James’s Daughter Flowers, Winden Jewelry, Buck and Hannah, Suite Pieces refinished vintage furniture, Seven Wonders Vintage, Cracked Candy, nail art by Lady Fancy Nails and food from Corn Daddy.
If you were there and bought anything from our wonderful makers please hashtag #LCPopup.  At the pop-up we also offered beautiful prints by our own Jenna Saraco and debuted our very first Local Creative zine!  Look out for them in our favorite neighborhood hangouts this summer :)
We are so lucky to be able to work with such talented people to put on amazing events for our community.
Xx
Jenna & Nicole

We have been working to bring together our favorite makers in one place.  Our plan was to create a carefully curated exhibit of work from past and future features from our blog.  So last Saturday, May 10th, we did our very first spring pop-up!   We were excited for visitors to create meaningful, lasting relationships with our collaborators. Drinks were on special at Broken Land bar in Greenpoint, who were the most amazing hosts for the day.  Cans of Ruby Redbird Shiner (beer brewed with grapefruit and ginger, and just perfect for a warm sunny day) were passed around the open, breezy backyard where we were able to enjoy a few hours of summer sun before the rain joined us for the afternoon.  It was a lovely day of shopping and meeting similar minded people who share a love of crafting and creating amazing goods.  We were so happy to showcase makers from ceramists MONDAYS, James’s Daughter Flowers, Winden Jewelry, Buck and Hannah, Suite Pieces refinished vintage furniture, Seven Wonders Vintage, Cracked Candy, nail art by Lady Fancy Nails and food from Corn Daddy.
If you were there and bought anything from our wonderful makers please hashtag #LCPopup.  At the pop-up we also offered beautiful prints by our own Jenna Saraco and debuted our very first Local Creative zine!  Look out for them in our favorite neighborhood hangouts this summer :)
We are so lucky to be able to work with such talented people to put on amazing events for our community.
Xx
Jenna & Nicole

We have been working to bring together our favorite makers in one place.  Our plan was to create a carefully curated exhibit of work from past and future features from our blog.  So last Saturday, May 10th, we did our very first spring pop-up!   We were excited for visitors to create meaningful, lasting relationships with our collaborators. Drinks were on special at Broken Land bar in Greenpoint, who were the most amazing hosts for the day.  Cans of Ruby Redbird Shiner (beer brewed with grapefruit and ginger, and just perfect for a warm sunny day) were passed around the open, breezy backyard where we were able to enjoy a few hours of summer sun before the rain joined us for the afternoon.  It was a lovely day of shopping and meeting similar minded people who share a love of crafting and creating amazing goods.  We were so happy to showcase makers from ceramists MONDAYS, James’s Daughter Flowers, Winden Jewelry, Buck and Hannah, Suite Pieces refinished vintage furniture, Seven Wonders Vintage, Cracked Candy, nail art by Lady Fancy Nails and food from Corn Daddy.
If you were there and bought anything from our wonderful makers please hashtag #LCPopup.  At the pop-up we also offered beautiful prints by our own Jenna Saraco and debuted our very first Local Creative zine!  Look out for them in our favorite neighborhood hangouts this summer :)
We are so lucky to be able to work with such talented people to put on amazing events for our community.
Xx
Jenna & Nicole

We have been working to bring together our favorite makers in one place.  Our plan was to create a carefully curated exhibit of work from past and future features from our blog.  So last Saturday, May 10th, we did our very first spring pop-up!   We were excited for visitors to create meaningful, lasting relationships with our collaborators. Drinks were on special at Broken Land bar in Greenpoint, who were the most amazing hosts for the day.  Cans of Ruby Redbird Shiner (beer brewed with grapefruit and ginger, and just perfect for a warm sunny day) were passed around the open, breezy backyard where we were able to enjoy a few hours of summer sun before the rain joined us for the afternoon.  It was a lovely day of shopping and meeting similar minded people who share a love of crafting and creating amazing goods.  We were so happy to showcase makers from ceramists MONDAYS, James’s Daughter Flowers, Winden Jewelry, Buck and Hannah, Suite Pieces refinished vintage furniture, Seven Wonders Vintage, Cracked Candy, nail art by Lady Fancy Nails and food from Corn Daddy.


If you were there and bought anything from our wonderful makers please hashtag #LCPopup.  At the pop-up we also offered beautiful prints by our own Jenna Saraco and debuted our very first Local Creative zine!  Look out for them in our favorite neighborhood hangouts this summer :)


We are so lucky to be able to work with such talented people to put on amazing events for our community.


Xx

Jenna & Nicole

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