LOCALCreative is Jenna Saraco and Nicole Steriovski, two ladies working to develop meaningful, collaborative relationships with boutique business we support and love.

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Join Local Creative alongside Calva Underground Dinner Series, Zio and Sons Styling and and James’s Daughter Flowers on APRIL 23RD at 8PM for a one of a kind dining experience in the heart of Williamsburg. Tickets available here and here.

Hope to see you there!

At the Van Leeuwen headquarters where all the magic happens (aka all the delicious ice cream is made) you will find the most charming Balinese restaurant in all of Greenpoint, Selamat Pagi.  Located on Driggs and Humbolt, you can’t miss the bamboo and lush plants adorning the exterior of the storefront.
The idea to bring a little bit of Bali to Brooklyn developed after owners, Laura and Ben took a some inspiring trips to Indonesia.  They fell in love with the flavor profile and realized it wasn’t easily available in their own neighborhood.  With the concept for a restaurant brewing, the owners jumped right into a cooking class offered in Bali, to understand the traditional ingredients, dishes and processes native to the country. Once back in Brooklyn they began scrambling eggs in coconut butter, lemongrass and experimenting with the new exotic flavors they had just studied.  Six dishes from their Bali trip made it onto the menu. Chef Jason Greenberg, was eventually brought on board to perfect the offerings. 
In each bite of our meal we noticed his close attention to detail, it is obvious in tasting the rich and complex dishes. With heavy culinary experience in Vietnamese and Japanese food, Jason was very familiar with the ingredients but had to see what they did with new spices and adding some intense heat that is common in Balinese cooking. All the spice paste, and sauces used in the dishes are made from all-natural, raw ingredients and fresh at the restaurant. Selamat Pagi’s attention to detail extends even to their local beer options and well researched wine pairings that impeccably match the spicy profile of the foods. Even the desserts change weekly and are clearly not an afterthought.
We love that the menu at Selamat is truly seasonal to what is available in our region. Many ingredients are difficult to source due to the particular climate in Bali. Laura and crew do an amazing job of making sure each dish is fresh and full of flavor. With their spring menu around the corner,  I’m sure Selamat Pagi’s light, satisfying dishes will be craved all summer long. We can’t forget to mention the beautiful interiors of the restaurant. The tables are made from reconstructed weeping willow and silver maple trees, with delicate, fresh arrangements adorned at each table setting. The simple, minimalist design is refreshing and you almost feel like you have stepped out of Brooklyn for a few hours into a relaxing getaway.  
Keep your eye on Selamat Pagi in the upcoming weeks as they plan to work with local chefs in a Monday night pop-up series starting in May, which we are also very excited about!

Selamat Pagi is located at 152 Driggs Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
At the Van Leeuwen headquarters where all the magic happens (aka all the delicious ice cream is made) you will find the most charming Balinese restaurant in all of Greenpoint, Selamat Pagi.  Located on Driggs and Humbolt, you can’t miss the bamboo and lush plants adorning the exterior of the storefront.
The idea to bring a little bit of Bali to Brooklyn developed after owners, Laura and Ben took a some inspiring trips to Indonesia.  They fell in love with the flavor profile and realized it wasn’t easily available in their own neighborhood.  With the concept for a restaurant brewing, the owners jumped right into a cooking class offered in Bali, to understand the traditional ingredients, dishes and processes native to the country. Once back in Brooklyn they began scrambling eggs in coconut butter, lemongrass and experimenting with the new exotic flavors they had just studied.  Six dishes from their Bali trip made it onto the menu. Chef Jason Greenberg, was eventually brought on board to perfect the offerings. 
In each bite of our meal we noticed his close attention to detail, it is obvious in tasting the rich and complex dishes. With heavy culinary experience in Vietnamese and Japanese food, Jason was very familiar with the ingredients but had to see what they did with new spices and adding some intense heat that is common in Balinese cooking. All the spice paste, and sauces used in the dishes are made from all-natural, raw ingredients and fresh at the restaurant. Selamat Pagi’s attention to detail extends even to their local beer options and well researched wine pairings that impeccably match the spicy profile of the foods. Even the desserts change weekly and are clearly not an afterthought.
We love that the menu at Selamat is truly seasonal to what is available in our region. Many ingredients are difficult to source due to the particular climate in Bali. Laura and crew do an amazing job of making sure each dish is fresh and full of flavor. With their spring menu around the corner,  I’m sure Selamat Pagi’s light, satisfying dishes will be craved all summer long. We can’t forget to mention the beautiful interiors of the restaurant. The tables are made from reconstructed weeping willow and silver maple trees, with delicate, fresh arrangements adorned at each table setting. The simple, minimalist design is refreshing and you almost feel like you have stepped out of Brooklyn for a few hours into a relaxing getaway.  
Keep your eye on Selamat Pagi in the upcoming weeks as they plan to work with local chefs in a Monday night pop-up series starting in May, which we are also very excited about!

Selamat Pagi is located at 152 Driggs Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
At the Van Leeuwen headquarters where all the magic happens (aka all the delicious ice cream is made) you will find the most charming Balinese restaurant in all of Greenpoint, Selamat Pagi.  Located on Driggs and Humbolt, you can’t miss the bamboo and lush plants adorning the exterior of the storefront.
The idea to bring a little bit of Bali to Brooklyn developed after owners, Laura and Ben took a some inspiring trips to Indonesia.  They fell in love with the flavor profile and realized it wasn’t easily available in their own neighborhood.  With the concept for a restaurant brewing, the owners jumped right into a cooking class offered in Bali, to understand the traditional ingredients, dishes and processes native to the country. Once back in Brooklyn they began scrambling eggs in coconut butter, lemongrass and experimenting with the new exotic flavors they had just studied.  Six dishes from their Bali trip made it onto the menu. Chef Jason Greenberg, was eventually brought on board to perfect the offerings. 
In each bite of our meal we noticed his close attention to detail, it is obvious in tasting the rich and complex dishes. With heavy culinary experience in Vietnamese and Japanese food, Jason was very familiar with the ingredients but had to see what they did with new spices and adding some intense heat that is common in Balinese cooking. All the spice paste, and sauces used in the dishes are made from all-natural, raw ingredients and fresh at the restaurant. Selamat Pagi’s attention to detail extends even to their local beer options and well researched wine pairings that impeccably match the spicy profile of the foods. Even the desserts change weekly and are clearly not an afterthought.
We love that the menu at Selamat is truly seasonal to what is available in our region. Many ingredients are difficult to source due to the particular climate in Bali. Laura and crew do an amazing job of making sure each dish is fresh and full of flavor. With their spring menu around the corner,  I’m sure Selamat Pagi’s light, satisfying dishes will be craved all summer long. We can’t forget to mention the beautiful interiors of the restaurant. The tables are made from reconstructed weeping willow and silver maple trees, with delicate, fresh arrangements adorned at each table setting. The simple, minimalist design is refreshing and you almost feel like you have stepped out of Brooklyn for a few hours into a relaxing getaway.  
Keep your eye on Selamat Pagi in the upcoming weeks as they plan to work with local chefs in a Monday night pop-up series starting in May, which we are also very excited about!

Selamat Pagi is located at 152 Driggs Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
At the Van Leeuwen headquarters where all the magic happens (aka all the delicious ice cream is made) you will find the most charming Balinese restaurant in all of Greenpoint, Selamat Pagi.  Located on Driggs and Humbolt, you can’t miss the bamboo and lush plants adorning the exterior of the storefront.
The idea to bring a little bit of Bali to Brooklyn developed after owners, Laura and Ben took a some inspiring trips to Indonesia.  They fell in love with the flavor profile and realized it wasn’t easily available in their own neighborhood.  With the concept for a restaurant brewing, the owners jumped right into a cooking class offered in Bali, to understand the traditional ingredients, dishes and processes native to the country. Once back in Brooklyn they began scrambling eggs in coconut butter, lemongrass and experimenting with the new exotic flavors they had just studied.  Six dishes from their Bali trip made it onto the menu. Chef Jason Greenberg, was eventually brought on board to perfect the offerings. 
In each bite of our meal we noticed his close attention to detail, it is obvious in tasting the rich and complex dishes. With heavy culinary experience in Vietnamese and Japanese food, Jason was very familiar with the ingredients but had to see what they did with new spices and adding some intense heat that is common in Balinese cooking. All the spice paste, and sauces used in the dishes are made from all-natural, raw ingredients and fresh at the restaurant. Selamat Pagi’s attention to detail extends even to their local beer options and well researched wine pairings that impeccably match the spicy profile of the foods. Even the desserts change weekly and are clearly not an afterthought.
We love that the menu at Selamat is truly seasonal to what is available in our region. Many ingredients are difficult to source due to the particular climate in Bali. Laura and crew do an amazing job of making sure each dish is fresh and full of flavor. With their spring menu around the corner,  I’m sure Selamat Pagi’s light, satisfying dishes will be craved all summer long. We can’t forget to mention the beautiful interiors of the restaurant. The tables are made from reconstructed weeping willow and silver maple trees, with delicate, fresh arrangements adorned at each table setting. The simple, minimalist design is refreshing and you almost feel like you have stepped out of Brooklyn for a few hours into a relaxing getaway.  
Keep your eye on Selamat Pagi in the upcoming weeks as they plan to work with local chefs in a Monday night pop-up series starting in May, which we are also very excited about!

Selamat Pagi is located at 152 Driggs Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
At the Van Leeuwen headquarters where all the magic happens (aka all the delicious ice cream is made) you will find the most charming Balinese restaurant in all of Greenpoint, Selamat Pagi.  Located on Driggs and Humbolt, you can’t miss the bamboo and lush plants adorning the exterior of the storefront.
The idea to bring a little bit of Bali to Brooklyn developed after owners, Laura and Ben took a some inspiring trips to Indonesia.  They fell in love with the flavor profile and realized it wasn’t easily available in their own neighborhood.  With the concept for a restaurant brewing, the owners jumped right into a cooking class offered in Bali, to understand the traditional ingredients, dishes and processes native to the country. Once back in Brooklyn they began scrambling eggs in coconut butter, lemongrass and experimenting with the new exotic flavors they had just studied.  Six dishes from their Bali trip made it onto the menu. Chef Jason Greenberg, was eventually brought on board to perfect the offerings. 
In each bite of our meal we noticed his close attention to detail, it is obvious in tasting the rich and complex dishes. With heavy culinary experience in Vietnamese and Japanese food, Jason was very familiar with the ingredients but had to see what they did with new spices and adding some intense heat that is common in Balinese cooking. All the spice paste, and sauces used in the dishes are made from all-natural, raw ingredients and fresh at the restaurant. Selamat Pagi’s attention to detail extends even to their local beer options and well researched wine pairings that impeccably match the spicy profile of the foods. Even the desserts change weekly and are clearly not an afterthought.
We love that the menu at Selamat is truly seasonal to what is available in our region. Many ingredients are difficult to source due to the particular climate in Bali. Laura and crew do an amazing job of making sure each dish is fresh and full of flavor. With their spring menu around the corner,  I’m sure Selamat Pagi’s light, satisfying dishes will be craved all summer long. We can’t forget to mention the beautiful interiors of the restaurant. The tables are made from reconstructed weeping willow and silver maple trees, with delicate, fresh arrangements adorned at each table setting. The simple, minimalist design is refreshing and you almost feel like you have stepped out of Brooklyn for a few hours into a relaxing getaway.  
Keep your eye on Selamat Pagi in the upcoming weeks as they plan to work with local chefs in a Monday night pop-up series starting in May, which we are also very excited about!

Selamat Pagi is located at 152 Driggs Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
At the Van Leeuwen headquarters where all the magic happens (aka all the delicious ice cream is made) you will find the most charming Balinese restaurant in all of Greenpoint, Selamat Pagi.  Located on Driggs and Humbolt, you can’t miss the bamboo and lush plants adorning the exterior of the storefront.
The idea to bring a little bit of Bali to Brooklyn developed after owners, Laura and Ben took a some inspiring trips to Indonesia.  They fell in love with the flavor profile and realized it wasn’t easily available in their own neighborhood.  With the concept for a restaurant brewing, the owners jumped right into a cooking class offered in Bali, to understand the traditional ingredients, dishes and processes native to the country. Once back in Brooklyn they began scrambling eggs in coconut butter, lemongrass and experimenting with the new exotic flavors they had just studied.  Six dishes from their Bali trip made it onto the menu. Chef Jason Greenberg, was eventually brought on board to perfect the offerings. 
In each bite of our meal we noticed his close attention to detail, it is obvious in tasting the rich and complex dishes. With heavy culinary experience in Vietnamese and Japanese food, Jason was very familiar with the ingredients but had to see what they did with new spices and adding some intense heat that is common in Balinese cooking. All the spice paste, and sauces used in the dishes are made from all-natural, raw ingredients and fresh at the restaurant. Selamat Pagi’s attention to detail extends even to their local beer options and well researched wine pairings that impeccably match the spicy profile of the foods. Even the desserts change weekly and are clearly not an afterthought.
We love that the menu at Selamat is truly seasonal to what is available in our region. Many ingredients are difficult to source due to the particular climate in Bali. Laura and crew do an amazing job of making sure each dish is fresh and full of flavor. With their spring menu around the corner,  I’m sure Selamat Pagi’s light, satisfying dishes will be craved all summer long. We can’t forget to mention the beautiful interiors of the restaurant. The tables are made from reconstructed weeping willow and silver maple trees, with delicate, fresh arrangements adorned at each table setting. The simple, minimalist design is refreshing and you almost feel like you have stepped out of Brooklyn for a few hours into a relaxing getaway.  
Keep your eye on Selamat Pagi in the upcoming weeks as they plan to work with local chefs in a Monday night pop-up series starting in May, which we are also very excited about!

Selamat Pagi is located at 152 Driggs Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

At the Van Leeuwen headquarters where all the magic happens (aka all the delicious ice cream is made) you will find the most charming Balinese restaurant in all of Greenpoint, Selamat Pagi.  Located on Driggs and Humbolt, you can’t miss the bamboo and lush plants adorning the exterior of the storefront.

The idea to bring a little bit of Bali to Brooklyn developed after owners, Laura and Ben took a some inspiring trips to Indonesia.  They fell in love with the flavor profile and realized it wasn’t easily available in their own neighborhood.  With the concept for a restaurant brewing, the owners jumped right into a cooking class offered in Bali, to understand the traditional ingredients, dishes and processes native to the country. Once back in Brooklyn they began scrambling eggs in coconut butter, lemongrass and experimenting with the new exotic flavors they had just studied.  Six dishes from their Bali trip made it onto the menu. Chef Jason Greenberg, was eventually brought on board to perfect the offerings.

In each bite of our meal we noticed his close attention to detail, it is obvious in tasting the rich and complex dishes. With heavy culinary experience in Vietnamese and Japanese food, Jason was very familiar with the ingredients but had to see what they did with new spices and adding some intense heat that is common in Balinese cooking. All the spice paste, and sauces used in the dishes are made from all-natural, raw ingredients and fresh at the restaurant. Selamat Pagi’s attention to detail extends even to their local beer options and well researched wine pairings that impeccably match the spicy profile of the foods. Even the desserts change weekly and are clearly not an afterthought.

We love that the menu at Selamat is truly seasonal to what is available in our region. Many ingredients are difficult to source due to the particular climate in Bali. Laura and crew do an amazing job of making sure each dish is fresh and full of flavor. With their spring menu around the corner,  I’m sure Selamat Pagi’s light, satisfying dishes will be craved all summer long. We can’t forget to mention the beautiful interiors of the restaurant. The tables are made from reconstructed weeping willow and silver maple trees, with delicate, fresh arrangements adorned at each table setting. The simple, minimalist design is refreshing and you almost feel like you have stepped out of Brooklyn for a few hours into a relaxing getaway.  

Keep your eye on Selamat Pagi in the upcoming weeks as they plan to work with local chefs in a Monday night pop-up series starting in May, which we are also very excited about!


Selamat Pagi is located at 152 Driggs Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

LUKSUS

Luksus is the 26 - seat tasting-menu-only restaurant in the backroom of everyone’s favorite beer bar Torst in Greenpoint.  Chef and co-owner, Daniel Burns, has gotten the respect of many in his forward thinking experimental menu and dining experience.  Luksus means luxury in Danish and we are looking forward to tasting his rich creations, available in our own neighborhood.

Luksus is located at 615 Manhattan Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Seven Wonders Vintage

As you might or might not know, Jenna and I take many walks.  On our walks we usually always check to see whats new at Mellisa Blumberg’s, Seven Wonders Vintage.  We love the eclectic Southwestern feel of her Manhattan Avenue storefront.  We’ve found many gems in her store including some of the coziest painter’s overalls for spring, a very necessary wide brimmed rain hat and my favorite vintage coffee table book “Cat People” by Bill Hayward.  If you are looking for unique pieces (we love her jumpsuits, denim and one of a kind prints) under $100 this is a great vintage spot to check out.

Seven Wonders Vintage is located at 606 Manhattan Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Psyche Jewelry

We love the ancient mythology and subtle feminine qualities of Psyche Jewelry.  Jenna recently met owner and designer, Nina Berenato, at another of our favorite neighborhood stops, Old Hollywood on Franklin Avenue.  We told you already we are having a jewelry moment and Nina’s line is lovely and full of pieces we must have.  If you don’t believe us take a look yourself, her website is http://www.psyche-jewelry.com and like we mentioned her jewelry is available at Old Hollywood as well as Life: Curated in Williamsburg.

Old Hollywood is located at 99 Franklin Street, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Life: Curated is located at 186 Grand Street, in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


Join us Friday, April 4th from 6-9pm for a mystical night of tarot, jewelry and drinks!  A Line & Label + Local Creative event <3

Jenna and I were first lured into Line and Label on one of our many walks down Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint.  One thing about us is jewelry is always on our minds, and we had to go in and try on the gorgeous rings, necklaces and bracelets enticing us from the store window.  After meeting founder, Kate O’ Riley, we learned that most of the items in the store are from emerging independent designers and much of the clothing and handbags are her own designs that she makes right here in Greenpoint, in her studio conveniently located in the back of the shop.
After first living in Greenpoint and loving the neighborhood, she realized their was a serious void of locally owned shops supporting independent designers. Kate herself had always made handbags and clothing but also needed a studio for production. Opening a space that combined all of these elements was a natural progression.
Kate found her interest in handbags after her husband surprised her with a gift of  tools, hardware and leather for a past birthday. Developing the skills to produce beautiful, clean bags that are functional for ladies on the go was important for Kate.  She quickly began selling on consignment and gaining some momentum. She finds her featured jewelry makers in a similarly organic method.  After attending trade shows in Paris &amp; NYC she begins receiving referrals, a friend of a friend that is a designer, she finds collections from showrooms which lead her to new collections and so on.  She is strongly inspired by music, art and architecture anything that is visually stimulating.  Touches of strong rock and roll influences are subtle to Kate pieces’s and she is drawn to Alison Mosshart, Kate Moss and Chrissie Hynde as influential women to her style.  
We love Kate’s interest in supporting local, and by adding pieces such as Violet &amp; Lark candles give her store a lifestyle feel too. Gorgeous hand - made dream catchers and beautiful installations adorn the space as well.  She intends to use her space as a multi-faceted platform for the community.  Recently she held her first art exhibition showcasing paintings from Josh Egnew, of Three Kings Tattoos.  Next up is a Tarot Night filled with jewelry, wine and friends that Jenna and I are collaborating with the lovely ladies of Line and Label to host!  The gathering is from 6-9pm on Friday, April 4th and we hope to see you all there :)
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna

Line and Label is located at 568 Manhattan Ave in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Jenna and I were first lured into Line and Label on one of our many walks down Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint.  One thing about us is jewelry is always on our minds, and we had to go in and try on the gorgeous rings, necklaces and bracelets enticing us from the store window.  After meeting founder, Kate O’ Riley, we learned that most of the items in the store are from emerging independent designers and much of the clothing and handbags are her own designs that she makes right here in Greenpoint, in her studio conveniently located in the back of the shop.
After first living in Greenpoint and loving the neighborhood, she realized their was a serious void of locally owned shops supporting independent designers. Kate herself had always made handbags and clothing but also needed a studio for production. Opening a space that combined all of these elements was a natural progression.
Kate found her interest in handbags after her husband surprised her with a gift of  tools, hardware and leather for a past birthday. Developing the skills to produce beautiful, clean bags that are functional for ladies on the go was important for Kate.  She quickly began selling on consignment and gaining some momentum. She finds her featured jewelry makers in a similarly organic method.  After attending trade shows in Paris &amp; NYC she begins receiving referrals, a friend of a friend that is a designer, she finds collections from showrooms which lead her to new collections and so on.  She is strongly inspired by music, art and architecture anything that is visually stimulating.  Touches of strong rock and roll influences are subtle to Kate pieces’s and she is drawn to Alison Mosshart, Kate Moss and Chrissie Hynde as influential women to her style.  
We love Kate’s interest in supporting local, and by adding pieces such as Violet &amp; Lark candles give her store a lifestyle feel too. Gorgeous hand - made dream catchers and beautiful installations adorn the space as well.  She intends to use her space as a multi-faceted platform for the community.  Recently she held her first art exhibition showcasing paintings from Josh Egnew, of Three Kings Tattoos.  Next up is a Tarot Night filled with jewelry, wine and friends that Jenna and I are collaborating with the lovely ladies of Line and Label to host!  The gathering is from 6-9pm on Friday, April 4th and we hope to see you all there :)
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna

Line and Label is located at 568 Manhattan Ave in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Jenna and I were first lured into Line and Label on one of our many walks down Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint.  One thing about us is jewelry is always on our minds, and we had to go in and try on the gorgeous rings, necklaces and bracelets enticing us from the store window.  After meeting founder, Kate O’ Riley, we learned that most of the items in the store are from emerging independent designers and much of the clothing and handbags are her own designs that she makes right here in Greenpoint, in her studio conveniently located in the back of the shop.
After first living in Greenpoint and loving the neighborhood, she realized their was a serious void of locally owned shops supporting independent designers. Kate herself had always made handbags and clothing but also needed a studio for production. Opening a space that combined all of these elements was a natural progression.
Kate found her interest in handbags after her husband surprised her with a gift of  tools, hardware and leather for a past birthday. Developing the skills to produce beautiful, clean bags that are functional for ladies on the go was important for Kate.  She quickly began selling on consignment and gaining some momentum. She finds her featured jewelry makers in a similarly organic method.  After attending trade shows in Paris &amp; NYC she begins receiving referrals, a friend of a friend that is a designer, she finds collections from showrooms which lead her to new collections and so on.  She is strongly inspired by music, art and architecture anything that is visually stimulating.  Touches of strong rock and roll influences are subtle to Kate pieces’s and she is drawn to Alison Mosshart, Kate Moss and Chrissie Hynde as influential women to her style.  
We love Kate’s interest in supporting local, and by adding pieces such as Violet &amp; Lark candles give her store a lifestyle feel too. Gorgeous hand - made dream catchers and beautiful installations adorn the space as well.  She intends to use her space as a multi-faceted platform for the community.  Recently she held her first art exhibition showcasing paintings from Josh Egnew, of Three Kings Tattoos.  Next up is a Tarot Night filled with jewelry, wine and friends that Jenna and I are collaborating with the lovely ladies of Line and Label to host!  The gathering is from 6-9pm on Friday, April 4th and we hope to see you all there :)
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna

Line and Label is located at 568 Manhattan Ave in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Jenna and I were first lured into Line and Label on one of our many walks down Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint.  One thing about us is jewelry is always on our minds, and we had to go in and try on the gorgeous rings, necklaces and bracelets enticing us from the store window.  After meeting founder, Kate O’ Riley, we learned that most of the items in the store are from emerging independent designers and much of the clothing and handbags are her own designs that she makes right here in Greenpoint, in her studio conveniently located in the back of the shop.
After first living in Greenpoint and loving the neighborhood, she realized their was a serious void of locally owned shops supporting independent designers. Kate herself had always made handbags and clothing but also needed a studio for production. Opening a space that combined all of these elements was a natural progression.
Kate found her interest in handbags after her husband surprised her with a gift of  tools, hardware and leather for a past birthday. Developing the skills to produce beautiful, clean bags that are functional for ladies on the go was important for Kate.  She quickly began selling on consignment and gaining some momentum. She finds her featured jewelry makers in a similarly organic method.  After attending trade shows in Paris &amp; NYC she begins receiving referrals, a friend of a friend that is a designer, she finds collections from showrooms which lead her to new collections and so on.  She is strongly inspired by music, art and architecture anything that is visually stimulating.  Touches of strong rock and roll influences are subtle to Kate pieces’s and she is drawn to Alison Mosshart, Kate Moss and Chrissie Hynde as influential women to her style.  
We love Kate’s interest in supporting local, and by adding pieces such as Violet &amp; Lark candles give her store a lifestyle feel too. Gorgeous hand - made dream catchers and beautiful installations adorn the space as well.  She intends to use her space as a multi-faceted platform for the community.  Recently she held her first art exhibition showcasing paintings from Josh Egnew, of Three Kings Tattoos.  Next up is a Tarot Night filled with jewelry, wine and friends that Jenna and I are collaborating with the lovely ladies of Line and Label to host!  The gathering is from 6-9pm on Friday, April 4th and we hope to see you all there :)
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna

Line and Label is located at 568 Manhattan Ave in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Jenna and I were first lured into Line and Label on one of our many walks down Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint.  One thing about us is jewelry is always on our minds, and we had to go in and try on the gorgeous rings, necklaces and bracelets enticing us from the store window.  After meeting founder, Kate O’ Riley, we learned that most of the items in the store are from emerging independent designers and much of the clothing and handbags are her own designs that she makes right here in Greenpoint, in her studio conveniently located in the back of the shop.
After first living in Greenpoint and loving the neighborhood, she realized their was a serious void of locally owned shops supporting independent designers. Kate herself had always made handbags and clothing but also needed a studio for production. Opening a space that combined all of these elements was a natural progression.
Kate found her interest in handbags after her husband surprised her with a gift of  tools, hardware and leather for a past birthday. Developing the skills to produce beautiful, clean bags that are functional for ladies on the go was important for Kate.  She quickly began selling on consignment and gaining some momentum. She finds her featured jewelry makers in a similarly organic method.  After attending trade shows in Paris &amp; NYC she begins receiving referrals, a friend of a friend that is a designer, she finds collections from showrooms which lead her to new collections and so on.  She is strongly inspired by music, art and architecture anything that is visually stimulating.  Touches of strong rock and roll influences are subtle to Kate pieces’s and she is drawn to Alison Mosshart, Kate Moss and Chrissie Hynde as influential women to her style.  
We love Kate’s interest in supporting local, and by adding pieces such as Violet &amp; Lark candles give her store a lifestyle feel too. Gorgeous hand - made dream catchers and beautiful installations adorn the space as well.  She intends to use her space as a multi-faceted platform for the community.  Recently she held her first art exhibition showcasing paintings from Josh Egnew, of Three Kings Tattoos.  Next up is a Tarot Night filled with jewelry, wine and friends that Jenna and I are collaborating with the lovely ladies of Line and Label to host!  The gathering is from 6-9pm on Friday, April 4th and we hope to see you all there :)
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna

Line and Label is located at 568 Manhattan Ave in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Jenna and I were first lured into Line and Label on one of our many walks down Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint.  One thing about us is jewelry is always on our minds, and we had to go in and try on the gorgeous rings, necklaces and bracelets enticing us from the store window.  After meeting founder, Kate O’ Riley, we learned that most of the items in the store are from emerging independent designers and much of the clothing and handbags are her own designs that she makes right here in Greenpoint, in her studio conveniently located in the back of the shop.
After first living in Greenpoint and loving the neighborhood, she realized their was a serious void of locally owned shops supporting independent designers. Kate herself had always made handbags and clothing but also needed a studio for production. Opening a space that combined all of these elements was a natural progression.
Kate found her interest in handbags after her husband surprised her with a gift of  tools, hardware and leather for a past birthday. Developing the skills to produce beautiful, clean bags that are functional for ladies on the go was important for Kate.  She quickly began selling on consignment and gaining some momentum. She finds her featured jewelry makers in a similarly organic method.  After attending trade shows in Paris &amp; NYC she begins receiving referrals, a friend of a friend that is a designer, she finds collections from showrooms which lead her to new collections and so on.  She is strongly inspired by music, art and architecture anything that is visually stimulating.  Touches of strong rock and roll influences are subtle to Kate pieces’s and she is drawn to Alison Mosshart, Kate Moss and Chrissie Hynde as influential women to her style.  
We love Kate’s interest in supporting local, and by adding pieces such as Violet &amp; Lark candles give her store a lifestyle feel too. Gorgeous hand - made dream catchers and beautiful installations adorn the space as well.  She intends to use her space as a multi-faceted platform for the community.  Recently she held her first art exhibition showcasing paintings from Josh Egnew, of Three Kings Tattoos.  Next up is a Tarot Night filled with jewelry, wine and friends that Jenna and I are collaborating with the lovely ladies of Line and Label to host!  The gathering is from 6-9pm on Friday, April 4th and we hope to see you all there :)
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna

Line and Label is located at 568 Manhattan Ave in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Jenna and I were first lured into Line and Label on one of our many walks down Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint.  One thing about us is jewelry is always on our minds, and we had to go in and try on the gorgeous rings, necklaces and bracelets enticing us from the store window.  After meeting founder, Kate O’ Riley, we learned that most of the items in the store are from emerging independent designers and much of the clothing and handbags are her own designs that she makes right here in Greenpoint, in her studio conveniently located in the back of the shop.
After first living in Greenpoint and loving the neighborhood, she realized their was a serious void of locally owned shops supporting independent designers. Kate herself had always made handbags and clothing but also needed a studio for production. Opening a space that combined all of these elements was a natural progression.
Kate found her interest in handbags after her husband surprised her with a gift of  tools, hardware and leather for a past birthday. Developing the skills to produce beautiful, clean bags that are functional for ladies on the go was important for Kate.  She quickly began selling on consignment and gaining some momentum. She finds her featured jewelry makers in a similarly organic method.  After attending trade shows in Paris &amp; NYC she begins receiving referrals, a friend of a friend that is a designer, she finds collections from showrooms which lead her to new collections and so on.  She is strongly inspired by music, art and architecture anything that is visually stimulating.  Touches of strong rock and roll influences are subtle to Kate pieces’s and she is drawn to Alison Mosshart, Kate Moss and Chrissie Hynde as influential women to her style.  
We love Kate’s interest in supporting local, and by adding pieces such as Violet &amp; Lark candles give her store a lifestyle feel too. Gorgeous hand - made dream catchers and beautiful installations adorn the space as well.  She intends to use her space as a multi-faceted platform for the community.  Recently she held her first art exhibition showcasing paintings from Josh Egnew, of Three Kings Tattoos.  Next up is a Tarot Night filled with jewelry, wine and friends that Jenna and I are collaborating with the lovely ladies of Line and Label to host!  The gathering is from 6-9pm on Friday, April 4th and we hope to see you all there :)
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna

Line and Label is located at 568 Manhattan Ave in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Jenna and I were first lured into Line and Label on one of our many walks down Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint.  One thing about us is jewelry is always on our minds, and we had to go in and try on the gorgeous rings, necklaces and bracelets enticing us from the store window.  After meeting founder, Kate O’ Riley, we learned that most of the items in the store are from emerging independent designers and much of the clothing and handbags are her own designs that she makes right here in Greenpoint, in her studio conveniently located in the back of the shop.
After first living in Greenpoint and loving the neighborhood, she realized their was a serious void of locally owned shops supporting independent designers. Kate herself had always made handbags and clothing but also needed a studio for production. Opening a space that combined all of these elements was a natural progression.
Kate found her interest in handbags after her husband surprised her with a gift of  tools, hardware and leather for a past birthday. Developing the skills to produce beautiful, clean bags that are functional for ladies on the go was important for Kate.  She quickly began selling on consignment and gaining some momentum. She finds her featured jewelry makers in a similarly organic method.  After attending trade shows in Paris &amp; NYC she begins receiving referrals, a friend of a friend that is a designer, she finds collections from showrooms which lead her to new collections and so on.  She is strongly inspired by music, art and architecture anything that is visually stimulating.  Touches of strong rock and roll influences are subtle to Kate pieces’s and she is drawn to Alison Mosshart, Kate Moss and Chrissie Hynde as influential women to her style.  
We love Kate’s interest in supporting local, and by adding pieces such as Violet &amp; Lark candles give her store a lifestyle feel too. Gorgeous hand - made dream catchers and beautiful installations adorn the space as well.  She intends to use her space as a multi-faceted platform for the community.  Recently she held her first art exhibition showcasing paintings from Josh Egnew, of Three Kings Tattoos.  Next up is a Tarot Night filled with jewelry, wine and friends that Jenna and I are collaborating with the lovely ladies of Line and Label to host!  The gathering is from 6-9pm on Friday, April 4th and we hope to see you all there :)
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna

Line and Label is located at 568 Manhattan Ave in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Jenna and I were first lured into Line and Label on one of our many walks down Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint.  One thing about us is jewelry is always on our minds, and we had to go in and try on the gorgeous rings, necklaces and bracelets enticing us from the store window.  After meeting founder, Kate O’ Riley, we learned that most of the items in the store are from emerging independent designers and much of the clothing and handbags are her own designs that she makes right here in Greenpoint, in her studio conveniently located in the back of the shop.
After first living in Greenpoint and loving the neighborhood, she realized their was a serious void of locally owned shops supporting independent designers. Kate herself had always made handbags and clothing but also needed a studio for production. Opening a space that combined all of these elements was a natural progression.
Kate found her interest in handbags after her husband surprised her with a gift of  tools, hardware and leather for a past birthday. Developing the skills to produce beautiful, clean bags that are functional for ladies on the go was important for Kate.  She quickly began selling on consignment and gaining some momentum. She finds her featured jewelry makers in a similarly organic method.  After attending trade shows in Paris &amp; NYC she begins receiving referrals, a friend of a friend that is a designer, she finds collections from showrooms which lead her to new collections and so on.  She is strongly inspired by music, art and architecture anything that is visually stimulating.  Touches of strong rock and roll influences are subtle to Kate pieces’s and she is drawn to Alison Mosshart, Kate Moss and Chrissie Hynde as influential women to her style.  
We love Kate’s interest in supporting local, and by adding pieces such as Violet &amp; Lark candles give her store a lifestyle feel too. Gorgeous hand - made dream catchers and beautiful installations adorn the space as well.  She intends to use her space as a multi-faceted platform for the community.  Recently she held her first art exhibition showcasing paintings from Josh Egnew, of Three Kings Tattoos.  Next up is a Tarot Night filled with jewelry, wine and friends that Jenna and I are collaborating with the lovely ladies of Line and Label to host!  The gathering is from 6-9pm on Friday, April 4th and we hope to see you all there :)
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna

Line and Label is located at 568 Manhattan Ave in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Jenna and I were first lured into Line and Label on one of our many walks down Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint.  One thing about us is jewelry is always on our minds, and we had to go in and try on the gorgeous rings, necklaces and bracelets enticing us from the store window.  After meeting founder, Kate O’ Riley, we learned that most of the items in the store are from emerging independent designers and much of the clothing and handbags are her own designs that she makes right here in Greenpoint, in her studio conveniently located in the back of the shop.
After first living in Greenpoint and loving the neighborhood, she realized their was a serious void of locally owned shops supporting independent designers. Kate herself had always made handbags and clothing but also needed a studio for production. Opening a space that combined all of these elements was a natural progression.
Kate found her interest in handbags after her husband surprised her with a gift of  tools, hardware and leather for a past birthday. Developing the skills to produce beautiful, clean bags that are functional for ladies on the go was important for Kate.  She quickly began selling on consignment and gaining some momentum. She finds her featured jewelry makers in a similarly organic method.  After attending trade shows in Paris &amp; NYC she begins receiving referrals, a friend of a friend that is a designer, she finds collections from showrooms which lead her to new collections and so on.  She is strongly inspired by music, art and architecture anything that is visually stimulating.  Touches of strong rock and roll influences are subtle to Kate pieces’s and she is drawn to Alison Mosshart, Kate Moss and Chrissie Hynde as influential women to her style.  
We love Kate’s interest in supporting local, and by adding pieces such as Violet &amp; Lark candles give her store a lifestyle feel too. Gorgeous hand - made dream catchers and beautiful installations adorn the space as well.  She intends to use her space as a multi-faceted platform for the community.  Recently she held her first art exhibition showcasing paintings from Josh Egnew, of Three Kings Tattoos.  Next up is a Tarot Night filled with jewelry, wine and friends that Jenna and I are collaborating with the lovely ladies of Line and Label to host!  The gathering is from 6-9pm on Friday, April 4th and we hope to see you all there :)
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna

Line and Label is located at 568 Manhattan Ave in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Jenna and I were first lured into Line and Label on one of our many walks down Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint.  One thing about us is jewelry is always on our minds, and we had to go in and try on the gorgeous rings, necklaces and bracelets enticing us from the store window.  After meeting founder, Kate O’ Riley, we learned that most of the items in the store are from emerging independent designers and much of the clothing and handbags are her own designs that she makes right here in Greenpoint, in her studio conveniently located in the back of the shop.

After first living in Greenpoint and loving the neighborhood, she realized their was a serious void of locally owned shops supporting independent designers. Kate herself had always made handbags and clothing but also needed a studio for production. Opening a space that combined all of these elements was a natural progression.

Kate found her interest in handbags after her husband surprised her with a gift of  tools, hardware and leather for a past birthday. Developing the skills to produce beautiful, clean bags that are functional for ladies on the go was important for Kate.  She quickly began selling on consignment and gaining some momentum. She finds her featured jewelry makers in a similarly organic method.  After attending trade shows in Paris & NYC she begins receiving referrals, a friend of a friend that is a designer, she finds collections from showrooms which lead her to new collections and so on.  She is strongly inspired by music, art and architecture anything that is visually stimulating.  Touches of strong rock and roll influences are subtle to Kate pieces’s and she is drawn to Alison Mosshart, Kate Moss and Chrissie Hynde as influential women to her style.  

We love Kate’s interest in supporting local, and by adding pieces such as Violet & Lark candles give her store a lifestyle feel too. Gorgeous hand - made dream catchers and beautiful installations adorn the space as well.  She intends to use her space as a multi-faceted platform for the community.  Recently she held her first art exhibition showcasing paintings from Josh Egnew, of Three Kings Tattoos.  Next up is a Tarot Night filled with jewelry, wine and friends that Jenna and I are collaborating with the lovely ladies of Line and Label to host!  The gathering is from 6-9pm on Friday, April 4th and we hope to see you all there :)

xo Nicole & Jenna

Line and Label is located at 568 Manhattan Ave in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

In France, crepes are a staple, but sadly we don’t hear about them so much in Brooklyn.  Jenna and I love the warm, delicate taste of this breakfast favorite so we invited friends over for our first ever crepe brunch!  We loved experimenting with the sweet and savory filling combinations and made sure to lay out an array of options for our guests.  Jenna made a special stop to the ACME Friday fish market in Greenpoint to pick up some smoked salmon to mix with her homemade dill cream cheese. For sweet, she stewed together some (almost) seasonal strawberries and rhubarb to make the most delicious jam, which everyone agreed paired perfectly with the sharp cheddar cheese and polish ham.  All of our guests were kind enough to bring a bottle of champagne and we kept the mimosas going into the afternoon.  Thank you for everyone who was able to share the day with us, we loved having you and can’t wait for our next gathering!
If you were at the brunch and still craving Jenna’s small batch jam or just want to try it on your own, we’ve added the recipe for you here.
Enjoy!
Nicole &amp; Jenna

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam:
4 cups Strawberries, tops cut off
4 cups Rhubarb, diced 
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice or Citric Acid
1 cup water
8 cups sugar
canning jar
1. Cut the tops off all of your strawberries, and halve or quarter for more surface area. Slice the rhubarb into small chunks, cutting each piece down to about  ¾&#8221; long.
2. Add fruit to a saucepan, along with 2 tablespoons lemon juice or citric acid, 1 cup water, or just enough to cover the bottom of the pan so fruit doesn’t stick or burn. Add sugar one cup at time while stirring.
3. Bring to a boil, then lower heat. Let simmer for about an hour, until water has evaporated, and consistency is thickened. 

4. Let cool, jar and serve!
In France, crepes are a staple, but sadly we don’t hear about them so much in Brooklyn.  Jenna and I love the warm, delicate taste of this breakfast favorite so we invited friends over for our first ever crepe brunch!  We loved experimenting with the sweet and savory filling combinations and made sure to lay out an array of options for our guests.  Jenna made a special stop to the ACME Friday fish market in Greenpoint to pick up some smoked salmon to mix with her homemade dill cream cheese. For sweet, she stewed together some (almost) seasonal strawberries and rhubarb to make the most delicious jam, which everyone agreed paired perfectly with the sharp cheddar cheese and polish ham.  All of our guests were kind enough to bring a bottle of champagne and we kept the mimosas going into the afternoon.  Thank you for everyone who was able to share the day with us, we loved having you and can’t wait for our next gathering!
If you were at the brunch and still craving Jenna’s small batch jam or just want to try it on your own, we’ve added the recipe for you here.
Enjoy!
Nicole &amp; Jenna

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam:
4 cups Strawberries, tops cut off
4 cups Rhubarb, diced 
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice or Citric Acid
1 cup water
8 cups sugar
canning jar
1. Cut the tops off all of your strawberries, and halve or quarter for more surface area. Slice the rhubarb into small chunks, cutting each piece down to about  ¾&#8221; long.
2. Add fruit to a saucepan, along with 2 tablespoons lemon juice or citric acid, 1 cup water, or just enough to cover the bottom of the pan so fruit doesn’t stick or burn. Add sugar one cup at time while stirring.
3. Bring to a boil, then lower heat. Let simmer for about an hour, until water has evaporated, and consistency is thickened. 

4. Let cool, jar and serve!
In France, crepes are a staple, but sadly we don’t hear about them so much in Brooklyn.  Jenna and I love the warm, delicate taste of this breakfast favorite so we invited friends over for our first ever crepe brunch!  We loved experimenting with the sweet and savory filling combinations and made sure to lay out an array of options for our guests.  Jenna made a special stop to the ACME Friday fish market in Greenpoint to pick up some smoked salmon to mix with her homemade dill cream cheese. For sweet, she stewed together some (almost) seasonal strawberries and rhubarb to make the most delicious jam, which everyone agreed paired perfectly with the sharp cheddar cheese and polish ham.  All of our guests were kind enough to bring a bottle of champagne and we kept the mimosas going into the afternoon.  Thank you for everyone who was able to share the day with us, we loved having you and can’t wait for our next gathering!
If you were at the brunch and still craving Jenna’s small batch jam or just want to try it on your own, we’ve added the recipe for you here.
Enjoy!
Nicole &amp; Jenna

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam:
4 cups Strawberries, tops cut off
4 cups Rhubarb, diced 
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice or Citric Acid
1 cup water
8 cups sugar
canning jar
1. Cut the tops off all of your strawberries, and halve or quarter for more surface area. Slice the rhubarb into small chunks, cutting each piece down to about  ¾&#8221; long.
2. Add fruit to a saucepan, along with 2 tablespoons lemon juice or citric acid, 1 cup water, or just enough to cover the bottom of the pan so fruit doesn’t stick or burn. Add sugar one cup at time while stirring.
3. Bring to a boil, then lower heat. Let simmer for about an hour, until water has evaporated, and consistency is thickened. 

4. Let cool, jar and serve!
In France, crepes are a staple, but sadly we don’t hear about them so much in Brooklyn.  Jenna and I love the warm, delicate taste of this breakfast favorite so we invited friends over for our first ever crepe brunch!  We loved experimenting with the sweet and savory filling combinations and made sure to lay out an array of options for our guests.  Jenna made a special stop to the ACME Friday fish market in Greenpoint to pick up some smoked salmon to mix with her homemade dill cream cheese. For sweet, she stewed together some (almost) seasonal strawberries and rhubarb to make the most delicious jam, which everyone agreed paired perfectly with the sharp cheddar cheese and polish ham.  All of our guests were kind enough to bring a bottle of champagne and we kept the mimosas going into the afternoon.  Thank you for everyone who was able to share the day with us, we loved having you and can’t wait for our next gathering!
If you were at the brunch and still craving Jenna’s small batch jam or just want to try it on your own, we’ve added the recipe for you here.
Enjoy!
Nicole &amp; Jenna

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam:
4 cups Strawberries, tops cut off
4 cups Rhubarb, diced 
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice or Citric Acid
1 cup water
8 cups sugar
canning jar
1. Cut the tops off all of your strawberries, and halve or quarter for more surface area. Slice the rhubarb into small chunks, cutting each piece down to about  ¾&#8221; long.
2. Add fruit to a saucepan, along with 2 tablespoons lemon juice or citric acid, 1 cup water, or just enough to cover the bottom of the pan so fruit doesn’t stick or burn. Add sugar one cup at time while stirring.
3. Bring to a boil, then lower heat. Let simmer for about an hour, until water has evaporated, and consistency is thickened. 

4. Let cool, jar and serve!
In France, crepes are a staple, but sadly we don’t hear about them so much in Brooklyn.  Jenna and I love the warm, delicate taste of this breakfast favorite so we invited friends over for our first ever crepe brunch!  We loved experimenting with the sweet and savory filling combinations and made sure to lay out an array of options for our guests.  Jenna made a special stop to the ACME Friday fish market in Greenpoint to pick up some smoked salmon to mix with her homemade dill cream cheese. For sweet, she stewed together some (almost) seasonal strawberries and rhubarb to make the most delicious jam, which everyone agreed paired perfectly with the sharp cheddar cheese and polish ham.  All of our guests were kind enough to bring a bottle of champagne and we kept the mimosas going into the afternoon.  Thank you for everyone who was able to share the day with us, we loved having you and can’t wait for our next gathering!
If you were at the brunch and still craving Jenna’s small batch jam or just want to try it on your own, we’ve added the recipe for you here.
Enjoy!
Nicole &amp; Jenna

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam:
4 cups Strawberries, tops cut off
4 cups Rhubarb, diced 
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice or Citric Acid
1 cup water
8 cups sugar
canning jar
1. Cut the tops off all of your strawberries, and halve or quarter for more surface area. Slice the rhubarb into small chunks, cutting each piece down to about  ¾&#8221; long.
2. Add fruit to a saucepan, along with 2 tablespoons lemon juice or citric acid, 1 cup water, or just enough to cover the bottom of the pan so fruit doesn’t stick or burn. Add sugar one cup at time while stirring.
3. Bring to a boil, then lower heat. Let simmer for about an hour, until water has evaporated, and consistency is thickened. 

4. Let cool, jar and serve!
In France, crepes are a staple, but sadly we don’t hear about them so much in Brooklyn.  Jenna and I love the warm, delicate taste of this breakfast favorite so we invited friends over for our first ever crepe brunch!  We loved experimenting with the sweet and savory filling combinations and made sure to lay out an array of options for our guests.  Jenna made a special stop to the ACME Friday fish market in Greenpoint to pick up some smoked salmon to mix with her homemade dill cream cheese. For sweet, she stewed together some (almost) seasonal strawberries and rhubarb to make the most delicious jam, which everyone agreed paired perfectly with the sharp cheddar cheese and polish ham.  All of our guests were kind enough to bring a bottle of champagne and we kept the mimosas going into the afternoon.  Thank you for everyone who was able to share the day with us, we loved having you and can’t wait for our next gathering!
If you were at the brunch and still craving Jenna’s small batch jam or just want to try it on your own, we’ve added the recipe for you here.
Enjoy!
Nicole &amp; Jenna

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam:
4 cups Strawberries, tops cut off
4 cups Rhubarb, diced 
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice or Citric Acid
1 cup water
8 cups sugar
canning jar
1. Cut the tops off all of your strawberries, and halve or quarter for more surface area. Slice the rhubarb into small chunks, cutting each piece down to about  ¾&#8221; long.
2. Add fruit to a saucepan, along with 2 tablespoons lemon juice or citric acid, 1 cup water, or just enough to cover the bottom of the pan so fruit doesn’t stick or burn. Add sugar one cup at time while stirring.
3. Bring to a boil, then lower heat. Let simmer for about an hour, until water has evaporated, and consistency is thickened. 

4. Let cool, jar and serve!
In France, crepes are a staple, but sadly we don’t hear about them so much in Brooklyn.  Jenna and I love the warm, delicate taste of this breakfast favorite so we invited friends over for our first ever crepe brunch!  We loved experimenting with the sweet and savory filling combinations and made sure to lay out an array of options for our guests.  Jenna made a special stop to the ACME Friday fish market in Greenpoint to pick up some smoked salmon to mix with her homemade dill cream cheese. For sweet, she stewed together some (almost) seasonal strawberries and rhubarb to make the most delicious jam, which everyone agreed paired perfectly with the sharp cheddar cheese and polish ham.  All of our guests were kind enough to bring a bottle of champagne and we kept the mimosas going into the afternoon.  Thank you for everyone who was able to share the day with us, we loved having you and can’t wait for our next gathering!
If you were at the brunch and still craving Jenna’s small batch jam or just want to try it on your own, we’ve added the recipe for you here.
Enjoy!
Nicole &amp; Jenna

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam:
4 cups Strawberries, tops cut off
4 cups Rhubarb, diced 
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice or Citric Acid
1 cup water
8 cups sugar
canning jar
1. Cut the tops off all of your strawberries, and halve or quarter for more surface area. Slice the rhubarb into small chunks, cutting each piece down to about  ¾&#8221; long.
2. Add fruit to a saucepan, along with 2 tablespoons lemon juice or citric acid, 1 cup water, or just enough to cover the bottom of the pan so fruit doesn’t stick or burn. Add sugar one cup at time while stirring.
3. Bring to a boil, then lower heat. Let simmer for about an hour, until water has evaporated, and consistency is thickened. 

4. Let cool, jar and serve!

In France, crepes are a staple, but sadly we don’t hear about them so much in Brooklyn.  Jenna and I love the warm, delicate taste of this breakfast favorite so we invited friends over for our first ever crepe brunch!  We loved experimenting with the sweet and savory filling combinations and made sure to lay out an array of options for our guests.  Jenna made a special stop to the ACME Friday fish market in Greenpoint to pick up some smoked salmon to mix with her homemade dill cream cheese. For sweet, she stewed together some (almost) seasonal strawberries and rhubarb to make the most delicious jam, which everyone agreed paired perfectly with the sharp cheddar cheese and polish ham.  All of our guests were kind enough to bring a bottle of champagne and we kept the mimosas going into the afternoon.  Thank you for everyone who was able to share the day with us, we loved having you and can’t wait for our next gathering!

If you were at the brunch and still craving Jenna’s small batch jam or just want to try it on your own, we’ve added the recipe for you here.

Enjoy!

Nicole & Jenna

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam:

  • 4 cups Strawberries, tops cut off
  • 4 cups Rhubarb, diced 
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice or Citric Acid
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 cups sugar
  • canning jar

1. Cut the tops off all of your strawberries, and halve or quarter for more surface area. Slice the rhubarb into small chunks, cutting each piece down to about  ¾” long.

2. Add fruit to a saucepan, along with 2 tablespoons lemon juice or citric acid, 
1 cup water, or just enough to cover the bottom of the pan so fruit doesn’t stick or burn. Add sugar one cup at time while stirring.

3. Bring to a boil, then lower heat. Let simmer for about an hour, until water has evaporated, and consistency is thickened. 

4. Let cool, jar and serve!

On the hunt for vintage furniture and can’t seem to nail down the right price, detail and design?  Jenna and I might have stumbled onto the place for you. The shop is Adaptations, an unconventional vintage furniture boutique specializing in Mid Century, Industrial and Farmhouse Decor. Owners Kyla and her husband Craig, invited us to learn more about their hidden treasures in their 67 West space.

Kyla, originally from Texas, has collecting unique, one of a kind pieces in her genes.  Her grandmother owned a vintage shop in a Southern antique mall and insisted Kyla join her on her trips to seek out new finds.  It was only natural Kyla became interested in crafting and collecting furniture, home goods and finding affordable ways to renovate her home.  Initially Kyla began furnishing her finds in her own home, but with the encouragement of friends and her husband who saw she clearly had an eye for vintage furniture and decor, began selling on Craigslist.  So she sold everything, emptied her apartment, and began her business about 2 years ago. They have currently called their Greenpoint space home for the past year.

Of course, we wanted to know all of her secrets and where she finds such quality vintage in great condition.  Kyla and her husband both agreed that is always small towns, hidden houses, places that you would never expect you are going to fall in love.  Lighting and drinking glasses of all sorts, are always on Kyla’s radar during buying trips, she enjoys collecting pretty accents for your home and loves when a good story comes along with a new piece. Apparently the mirrored ice bucket I bought belonged to an ex-MOB wife from New Jersey who was very into fur coats, mirrored walls, mirrored furniture and expansive white shiny floors!  From the exterior, it was only a small, traditional ranch style home and would have never known about the treasures inside.  

It’s really exciting investing in pieces that have a story we can share. There is much more for you to discover at Adaptations and you can bring home a piece of the store with you.  Kyla and Craig are so knowledgeable on interiors, design and their inventory, and are so helpful in any answering questions you may have.  Best part of all, they will make Greenpoint deliveries for FREE!! Yes, they bring the amazing piece of furniture you bought home for you. Yes, all the way up the stairs and into your apartment. We are telling you, they are the sweetest!

Visit Adaptations, Saturday from 2-5pm and they do take requests for private appointments.  Adaptations is located at 67 West Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

xo Jenna and Nicole
On the hunt for vintage furniture and can’t seem to nail down the right price, detail and design?  Jenna and I might have stumbled onto the place for you. The shop is Adaptations, an unconventional vintage furniture boutique specializing in Mid Century, Industrial and Farmhouse Decor. Owners Kyla and her husband Craig, invited us to learn more about their hidden treasures in their 67 West space.

Kyla, originally from Texas, has collecting unique, one of a kind pieces in her genes.  Her grandmother owned a vintage shop in a Southern antique mall and insisted Kyla join her on her trips to seek out new finds.  It was only natural Kyla became interested in crafting and collecting furniture, home goods and finding affordable ways to renovate her home.  Initially Kyla began furnishing her finds in her own home, but with the encouragement of friends and her husband who saw she clearly had an eye for vintage furniture and decor, began selling on Craigslist.  So she sold everything, emptied her apartment, and began her business about 2 years ago. They have currently called their Greenpoint space home for the past year.

Of course, we wanted to know all of her secrets and where she finds such quality vintage in great condition.  Kyla and her husband both agreed that is always small towns, hidden houses, places that you would never expect you are going to fall in love.  Lighting and drinking glasses of all sorts, are always on Kyla’s radar during buying trips, she enjoys collecting pretty accents for your home and loves when a good story comes along with a new piece. Apparently the mirrored ice bucket I bought belonged to an ex-MOB wife from New Jersey who was very into fur coats, mirrored walls, mirrored furniture and expansive white shiny floors!  From the exterior, it was only a small, traditional ranch style home and would have never known about the treasures inside.  

It’s really exciting investing in pieces that have a story we can share. There is much more for you to discover at Adaptations and you can bring home a piece of the store with you.  Kyla and Craig are so knowledgeable on interiors, design and their inventory, and are so helpful in any answering questions you may have.  Best part of all, they will make Greenpoint deliveries for FREE!! Yes, they bring the amazing piece of furniture you bought home for you. Yes, all the way up the stairs and into your apartment. We are telling you, they are the sweetest!

Visit Adaptations, Saturday from 2-5pm and they do take requests for private appointments.  Adaptations is located at 67 West Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

xo Jenna and Nicole
On the hunt for vintage furniture and can’t seem to nail down the right price, detail and design?  Jenna and I might have stumbled onto the place for you. The shop is Adaptations, an unconventional vintage furniture boutique specializing in Mid Century, Industrial and Farmhouse Decor. Owners Kyla and her husband Craig, invited us to learn more about their hidden treasures in their 67 West space.

Kyla, originally from Texas, has collecting unique, one of a kind pieces in her genes.  Her grandmother owned a vintage shop in a Southern antique mall and insisted Kyla join her on her trips to seek out new finds.  It was only natural Kyla became interested in crafting and collecting furniture, home goods and finding affordable ways to renovate her home.  Initially Kyla began furnishing her finds in her own home, but with the encouragement of friends and her husband who saw she clearly had an eye for vintage furniture and decor, began selling on Craigslist.  So she sold everything, emptied her apartment, and began her business about 2 years ago. They have currently called their Greenpoint space home for the past year.

Of course, we wanted to know all of her secrets and where she finds such quality vintage in great condition.  Kyla and her husband both agreed that is always small towns, hidden houses, places that you would never expect you are going to fall in love.  Lighting and drinking glasses of all sorts, are always on Kyla’s radar during buying trips, she enjoys collecting pretty accents for your home and loves when a good story comes along with a new piece. Apparently the mirrored ice bucket I bought belonged to an ex-MOB wife from New Jersey who was very into fur coats, mirrored walls, mirrored furniture and expansive white shiny floors!  From the exterior, it was only a small, traditional ranch style home and would have never known about the treasures inside.  

It’s really exciting investing in pieces that have a story we can share. There is much more for you to discover at Adaptations and you can bring home a piece of the store with you.  Kyla and Craig are so knowledgeable on interiors, design and their inventory, and are so helpful in any answering questions you may have.  Best part of all, they will make Greenpoint deliveries for FREE!! Yes, they bring the amazing piece of furniture you bought home for you. Yes, all the way up the stairs and into your apartment. We are telling you, they are the sweetest!

Visit Adaptations, Saturday from 2-5pm and they do take requests for private appointments.  Adaptations is located at 67 West Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

xo Jenna and Nicole
On the hunt for vintage furniture and can’t seem to nail down the right price, detail and design?  Jenna and I might have stumbled onto the place for you. The shop is Adaptations, an unconventional vintage furniture boutique specializing in Mid Century, Industrial and Farmhouse Decor. Owners Kyla and her husband Craig, invited us to learn more about their hidden treasures in their 67 West space.

Kyla, originally from Texas, has collecting unique, one of a kind pieces in her genes.  Her grandmother owned a vintage shop in a Southern antique mall and insisted Kyla join her on her trips to seek out new finds.  It was only natural Kyla became interested in crafting and collecting furniture, home goods and finding affordable ways to renovate her home.  Initially Kyla began furnishing her finds in her own home, but with the encouragement of friends and her husband who saw she clearly had an eye for vintage furniture and decor, began selling on Craigslist.  So she sold everything, emptied her apartment, and began her business about 2 years ago. They have currently called their Greenpoint space home for the past year.

Of course, we wanted to know all of her secrets and where she finds such quality vintage in great condition.  Kyla and her husband both agreed that is always small towns, hidden houses, places that you would never expect you are going to fall in love.  Lighting and drinking glasses of all sorts, are always on Kyla’s radar during buying trips, she enjoys collecting pretty accents for your home and loves when a good story comes along with a new piece. Apparently the mirrored ice bucket I bought belonged to an ex-MOB wife from New Jersey who was very into fur coats, mirrored walls, mirrored furniture and expansive white shiny floors!  From the exterior, it was only a small, traditional ranch style home and would have never known about the treasures inside.  

It’s really exciting investing in pieces that have a story we can share. There is much more for you to discover at Adaptations and you can bring home a piece of the store with you.  Kyla and Craig are so knowledgeable on interiors, design and their inventory, and are so helpful in any answering questions you may have.  Best part of all, they will make Greenpoint deliveries for FREE!! Yes, they bring the amazing piece of furniture you bought home for you. Yes, all the way up the stairs and into your apartment. We are telling you, they are the sweetest!

Visit Adaptations, Saturday from 2-5pm and they do take requests for private appointments.  Adaptations is located at 67 West Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

xo Jenna and Nicole
On the hunt for vintage furniture and can’t seem to nail down the right price, detail and design?  Jenna and I might have stumbled onto the place for you. The shop is Adaptations, an unconventional vintage furniture boutique specializing in Mid Century, Industrial and Farmhouse Decor. Owners Kyla and her husband Craig, invited us to learn more about their hidden treasures in their 67 West space.

Kyla, originally from Texas, has collecting unique, one of a kind pieces in her genes.  Her grandmother owned a vintage shop in a Southern antique mall and insisted Kyla join her on her trips to seek out new finds.  It was only natural Kyla became interested in crafting and collecting furniture, home goods and finding affordable ways to renovate her home.  Initially Kyla began furnishing her finds in her own home, but with the encouragement of friends and her husband who saw she clearly had an eye for vintage furniture and decor, began selling on Craigslist.  So she sold everything, emptied her apartment, and began her business about 2 years ago. They have currently called their Greenpoint space home for the past year.

Of course, we wanted to know all of her secrets and where she finds such quality vintage in great condition.  Kyla and her husband both agreed that is always small towns, hidden houses, places that you would never expect you are going to fall in love.  Lighting and drinking glasses of all sorts, are always on Kyla’s radar during buying trips, she enjoys collecting pretty accents for your home and loves when a good story comes along with a new piece. Apparently the mirrored ice bucket I bought belonged to an ex-MOB wife from New Jersey who was very into fur coats, mirrored walls, mirrored furniture and expansive white shiny floors!  From the exterior, it was only a small, traditional ranch style home and would have never known about the treasures inside.  

It’s really exciting investing in pieces that have a story we can share. There is much more for you to discover at Adaptations and you can bring home a piece of the store with you.  Kyla and Craig are so knowledgeable on interiors, design and their inventory, and are so helpful in any answering questions you may have.  Best part of all, they will make Greenpoint deliveries for FREE!! Yes, they bring the amazing piece of furniture you bought home for you. Yes, all the way up the stairs and into your apartment. We are telling you, they are the sweetest!

Visit Adaptations, Saturday from 2-5pm and they do take requests for private appointments.  Adaptations is located at 67 West Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

xo Jenna and Nicole
On the hunt for vintage furniture and can’t seem to nail down the right price, detail and design?  Jenna and I might have stumbled onto the place for you. The shop is Adaptations, an unconventional vintage furniture boutique specializing in Mid Century, Industrial and Farmhouse Decor. Owners Kyla and her husband Craig, invited us to learn more about their hidden treasures in their 67 West space.

Kyla, originally from Texas, has collecting unique, one of a kind pieces in her genes.  Her grandmother owned a vintage shop in a Southern antique mall and insisted Kyla join her on her trips to seek out new finds.  It was only natural Kyla became interested in crafting and collecting furniture, home goods and finding affordable ways to renovate her home.  Initially Kyla began furnishing her finds in her own home, but with the encouragement of friends and her husband who saw she clearly had an eye for vintage furniture and decor, began selling on Craigslist.  So she sold everything, emptied her apartment, and began her business about 2 years ago. They have currently called their Greenpoint space home for the past year.

Of course, we wanted to know all of her secrets and where she finds such quality vintage in great condition.  Kyla and her husband both agreed that is always small towns, hidden houses, places that you would never expect you are going to fall in love.  Lighting and drinking glasses of all sorts, are always on Kyla’s radar during buying trips, she enjoys collecting pretty accents for your home and loves when a good story comes along with a new piece. Apparently the mirrored ice bucket I bought belonged to an ex-MOB wife from New Jersey who was very into fur coats, mirrored walls, mirrored furniture and expansive white shiny floors!  From the exterior, it was only a small, traditional ranch style home and would have never known about the treasures inside.  

It’s really exciting investing in pieces that have a story we can share. There is much more for you to discover at Adaptations and you can bring home a piece of the store with you.  Kyla and Craig are so knowledgeable on interiors, design and their inventory, and are so helpful in any answering questions you may have.  Best part of all, they will make Greenpoint deliveries for FREE!! Yes, they bring the amazing piece of furniture you bought home for you. Yes, all the way up the stairs and into your apartment. We are telling you, they are the sweetest!

Visit Adaptations, Saturday from 2-5pm and they do take requests for private appointments.  Adaptations is located at 67 West Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

xo Jenna and Nicole
On the hunt for vintage furniture and can’t seem to nail down the right price, detail and design?  Jenna and I might have stumbled onto the place for you. The shop is Adaptations, an unconventional vintage furniture boutique specializing in Mid Century, Industrial and Farmhouse Decor. Owners Kyla and her husband Craig, invited us to learn more about their hidden treasures in their 67 West space.

Kyla, originally from Texas, has collecting unique, one of a kind pieces in her genes.  Her grandmother owned a vintage shop in a Southern antique mall and insisted Kyla join her on her trips to seek out new finds.  It was only natural Kyla became interested in crafting and collecting furniture, home goods and finding affordable ways to renovate her home.  Initially Kyla began furnishing her finds in her own home, but with the encouragement of friends and her husband who saw she clearly had an eye for vintage furniture and decor, began selling on Craigslist.  So she sold everything, emptied her apartment, and began her business about 2 years ago. They have currently called their Greenpoint space home for the past year.

Of course, we wanted to know all of her secrets and where she finds such quality vintage in great condition.  Kyla and her husband both agreed that is always small towns, hidden houses, places that you would never expect you are going to fall in love.  Lighting and drinking glasses of all sorts, are always on Kyla’s radar during buying trips, she enjoys collecting pretty accents for your home and loves when a good story comes along with a new piece. Apparently the mirrored ice bucket I bought belonged to an ex-MOB wife from New Jersey who was very into fur coats, mirrored walls, mirrored furniture and expansive white shiny floors!  From the exterior, it was only a small, traditional ranch style home and would have never known about the treasures inside.  

It’s really exciting investing in pieces that have a story we can share. There is much more for you to discover at Adaptations and you can bring home a piece of the store with you.  Kyla and Craig are so knowledgeable on interiors, design and their inventory, and are so helpful in any answering questions you may have.  Best part of all, they will make Greenpoint deliveries for FREE!! Yes, they bring the amazing piece of furniture you bought home for you. Yes, all the way up the stairs and into your apartment. We are telling you, they are the sweetest!

Visit Adaptations, Saturday from 2-5pm and they do take requests for private appointments.  Adaptations is located at 67 West Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

xo Jenna and Nicole
On the hunt for vintage furniture and can’t seem to nail down the right price, detail and design?  Jenna and I might have stumbled onto the place for you. The shop is Adaptations, an unconventional vintage furniture boutique specializing in Mid Century, Industrial and Farmhouse Decor. Owners Kyla and her husband Craig, invited us to learn more about their hidden treasures in their 67 West space.

Kyla, originally from Texas, has collecting unique, one of a kind pieces in her genes.  Her grandmother owned a vintage shop in a Southern antique mall and insisted Kyla join her on her trips to seek out new finds.  It was only natural Kyla became interested in crafting and collecting furniture, home goods and finding affordable ways to renovate her home.  Initially Kyla began furnishing her finds in her own home, but with the encouragement of friends and her husband who saw she clearly had an eye for vintage furniture and decor, began selling on Craigslist.  So she sold everything, emptied her apartment, and began her business about 2 years ago. They have currently called their Greenpoint space home for the past year.

Of course, we wanted to know all of her secrets and where she finds such quality vintage in great condition.  Kyla and her husband both agreed that is always small towns, hidden houses, places that you would never expect you are going to fall in love.  Lighting and drinking glasses of all sorts, are always on Kyla’s radar during buying trips, she enjoys collecting pretty accents for your home and loves when a good story comes along with a new piece. Apparently the mirrored ice bucket I bought belonged to an ex-MOB wife from New Jersey who was very into fur coats, mirrored walls, mirrored furniture and expansive white shiny floors!  From the exterior, it was only a small, traditional ranch style home and would have never known about the treasures inside.  

It’s really exciting investing in pieces that have a story we can share. There is much more for you to discover at Adaptations and you can bring home a piece of the store with you.  Kyla and Craig are so knowledgeable on interiors, design and their inventory, and are so helpful in any answering questions you may have.  Best part of all, they will make Greenpoint deliveries for FREE!! Yes, they bring the amazing piece of furniture you bought home for you. Yes, all the way up the stairs and into your apartment. We are telling you, they are the sweetest!

Visit Adaptations, Saturday from 2-5pm and they do take requests for private appointments.  Adaptations is located at 67 West Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

xo Jenna and Nicole
On the hunt for vintage furniture and can’t seem to nail down the right price, detail and design?  Jenna and I might have stumbled onto the place for you. The shop is Adaptations, an unconventional vintage furniture boutique specializing in Mid Century, Industrial and Farmhouse Decor. Owners Kyla and her husband Craig, invited us to learn more about their hidden treasures in their 67 West space.

Kyla, originally from Texas, has collecting unique, one of a kind pieces in her genes.  Her grandmother owned a vintage shop in a Southern antique mall and insisted Kyla join her on her trips to seek out new finds.  It was only natural Kyla became interested in crafting and collecting furniture, home goods and finding affordable ways to renovate her home.  Initially Kyla began furnishing her finds in her own home, but with the encouragement of friends and her husband who saw she clearly had an eye for vintage furniture and decor, began selling on Craigslist.  So she sold everything, emptied her apartment, and began her business about 2 years ago. They have currently called their Greenpoint space home for the past year.

Of course, we wanted to know all of her secrets and where she finds such quality vintage in great condition.  Kyla and her husband both agreed that is always small towns, hidden houses, places that you would never expect you are going to fall in love.  Lighting and drinking glasses of all sorts, are always on Kyla’s radar during buying trips, she enjoys collecting pretty accents for your home and loves when a good story comes along with a new piece. Apparently the mirrored ice bucket I bought belonged to an ex-MOB wife from New Jersey who was very into fur coats, mirrored walls, mirrored furniture and expansive white shiny floors!  From the exterior, it was only a small, traditional ranch style home and would have never known about the treasures inside.  

It’s really exciting investing in pieces that have a story we can share. There is much more for you to discover at Adaptations and you can bring home a piece of the store with you.  Kyla and Craig are so knowledgeable on interiors, design and their inventory, and are so helpful in any answering questions you may have.  Best part of all, they will make Greenpoint deliveries for FREE!! Yes, they bring the amazing piece of furniture you bought home for you. Yes, all the way up the stairs and into your apartment. We are telling you, they are the sweetest!

Visit Adaptations, Saturday from 2-5pm and they do take requests for private appointments.  Adaptations is located at 67 West Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

xo Jenna and Nicole

On the hunt for vintage furniture and can’t seem to nail down the right price, detail and design?  Jenna and I might have stumbled onto the place for you. The shop is Adaptations, an unconventional vintage furniture boutique specializing in Mid Century, Industrial and Farmhouse Decor. Owners Kyla and her husband Craig, invited us to learn more about their hidden treasures in their 67 West space.

Kyla, originally from Texas, has collecting unique, one of a kind pieces in her genes.  Her grandmother owned a vintage shop in a Southern antique mall and insisted Kyla join her on her trips to seek out new finds.  It was only natural Kyla became interested in crafting and collecting furniture, home goods and finding affordable ways to renovate her home.  Initially Kyla began furnishing her finds in her own home, but with the encouragement of friends and her husband who saw she clearly had an eye for vintage furniture and decor, began selling on Craigslist.  So she sold everything, emptied her apartment, and began her business about 2 years ago. They have currently called their Greenpoint space home for the past year.

Of course, we wanted to know all of her secrets and where she finds such quality vintage in great condition.  Kyla and her husband both agreed that is always small towns, hidden houses, places that you would never expect you are going to fall in love.  Lighting and drinking glasses of all sorts, are always on Kyla’s radar during buying trips, she enjoys collecting pretty accents for your home and loves when a good story comes along with a new piece. Apparently the mirrored ice bucket I bought belonged to an ex-MOB wife from New Jersey who was very into fur coats, mirrored walls, mirrored furniture and expansive white shiny floors!  From the exterior, it was only a small, traditional ranch style home and would have never known about the treasures inside.  

It’s really exciting investing in pieces that have a story we can share. There is much more for you to discover at Adaptations and you can bring home a piece of the store with you.  Kyla and Craig are so knowledgeable on interiors, design and their inventory, and are so helpful in any answering questions you may have.  Best part of all, they will make Greenpoint deliveries for FREE!! Yes, they bring the amazing piece of furniture you bought home for you. Yes, all the way up the stairs and into your apartment. We are telling you, they are the sweetest!

Visit Adaptations, Saturday from 2-5pm and they do take requests for private appointments.  Adaptations is located at 67 West Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.


xo Jenna and Nicole

Whenever we head into Williamsburg, we always make to sure to visit one of our favorite shops, Skinny Skinny.  The store is known for their amazing selection of organic and sustainable products for bath, body and home.  We got a chance to catch up with Clara Williams, owner and founder of Skinny Skinny, to see what’s new at her store and find out more about how making one bar of soap for her mom turned into a full–bloom homemade line.  
Fascinated by the mix of chemistry and artistry that goes into getting a product just right, she was determined to duplicate her mother’s favorite soap that was sadly discontinued.  Originally from Tennessee, Clara gained a hands on approach to nature.  Being exposed to acres of farmlands and gardens she became familiar with composting materials, the cycles of each season and grew a curiosity for the origin of many ingredients in products she now develops.  Adding plant life to the stores selection seemed like a natural fit, as botanicals such as lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary are found in her line. The plants and flowers are a beautiful compliment to the stores natural, organic body care products and both help to inform one another.
To us, what differentiates Skinny Skinny from many skin care lines is their dedication to choice of ingredients.  From the nutrient rich oils such as organic extra virgin, coconut, and avocado, you feel the quality in the ingredients because they are not water downed or diluted.  There is care in the detail of the product and recently have added biodegradable packaging that is wrapped by hand.  We especially love the fact that Clara is a certified aromatherapist and knows just the perfect scent combination to help us de-stress and soothe our achy muscles.
To get your own piece of Skinny Skinny, definitely try an upcoming Terrarium Building class with in-house plant specialist, Melissa Ray. We are also super excited to share a bundle of bath &amp; body treats to a lucky Local Creative follower! Just post this feature (or share ours) on your Facebook page and let us know what product you are most excited to try - the All - Natural Patchouli Lavender Ylang- Ylang Bath Soak, Lavender Black Pepper Soap, or Tea Tree Mint Lip Balm.  We say all of the above but as always love to hear from you all.
xo Jenna and Nicole
Whenever we head into Williamsburg, we always make to sure to visit one of our favorite shops, Skinny Skinny.  The store is known for their amazing selection of organic and sustainable products for bath, body and home.  We got a chance to catch up with Clara Williams, owner and founder of Skinny Skinny, to see what’s new at her store and find out more about how making one bar of soap for her mom turned into a full–bloom homemade line.  
Fascinated by the mix of chemistry and artistry that goes into getting a product just right, she was determined to duplicate her mother’s favorite soap that was sadly discontinued.  Originally from Tennessee, Clara gained a hands on approach to nature.  Being exposed to acres of farmlands and gardens she became familiar with composting materials, the cycles of each season and grew a curiosity for the origin of many ingredients in products she now develops.  Adding plant life to the stores selection seemed like a natural fit, as botanicals such as lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary are found in her line. The plants and flowers are a beautiful compliment to the stores natural, organic body care products and both help to inform one another.
To us, what differentiates Skinny Skinny from many skin care lines is their dedication to choice of ingredients.  From the nutrient rich oils such as organic extra virgin, coconut, and avocado, you feel the quality in the ingredients because they are not water downed or diluted.  There is care in the detail of the product and recently have added biodegradable packaging that is wrapped by hand.  We especially love the fact that Clara is a certified aromatherapist and knows just the perfect scent combination to help us de-stress and soothe our achy muscles.
To get your own piece of Skinny Skinny, definitely try an upcoming Terrarium Building class with in-house plant specialist, Melissa Ray. We are also super excited to share a bundle of bath &amp; body treats to a lucky Local Creative follower! Just post this feature (or share ours) on your Facebook page and let us know what product you are most excited to try - the All - Natural Patchouli Lavender Ylang- Ylang Bath Soak, Lavender Black Pepper Soap, or Tea Tree Mint Lip Balm.  We say all of the above but as always love to hear from you all.
xo Jenna and Nicole
Whenever we head into Williamsburg, we always make to sure to visit one of our favorite shops, Skinny Skinny.  The store is known for their amazing selection of organic and sustainable products for bath, body and home.  We got a chance to catch up with Clara Williams, owner and founder of Skinny Skinny, to see what’s new at her store and find out more about how making one bar of soap for her mom turned into a full–bloom homemade line.  
Fascinated by the mix of chemistry and artistry that goes into getting a product just right, she was determined to duplicate her mother’s favorite soap that was sadly discontinued.  Originally from Tennessee, Clara gained a hands on approach to nature.  Being exposed to acres of farmlands and gardens she became familiar with composting materials, the cycles of each season and grew a curiosity for the origin of many ingredients in products she now develops.  Adding plant life to the stores selection seemed like a natural fit, as botanicals such as lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary are found in her line. The plants and flowers are a beautiful compliment to the stores natural, organic body care products and both help to inform one another.
To us, what differentiates Skinny Skinny from many skin care lines is their dedication to choice of ingredients.  From the nutrient rich oils such as organic extra virgin, coconut, and avocado, you feel the quality in the ingredients because they are not water downed or diluted.  There is care in the detail of the product and recently have added biodegradable packaging that is wrapped by hand.  We especially love the fact that Clara is a certified aromatherapist and knows just the perfect scent combination to help us de-stress and soothe our achy muscles.
To get your own piece of Skinny Skinny, definitely try an upcoming Terrarium Building class with in-house plant specialist, Melissa Ray. We are also super excited to share a bundle of bath &amp; body treats to a lucky Local Creative follower! Just post this feature (or share ours) on your Facebook page and let us know what product you are most excited to try - the All - Natural Patchouli Lavender Ylang- Ylang Bath Soak, Lavender Black Pepper Soap, or Tea Tree Mint Lip Balm.  We say all of the above but as always love to hear from you all.
xo Jenna and Nicole
Whenever we head into Williamsburg, we always make to sure to visit one of our favorite shops, Skinny Skinny.  The store is known for their amazing selection of organic and sustainable products for bath, body and home.  We got a chance to catch up with Clara Williams, owner and founder of Skinny Skinny, to see what’s new at her store and find out more about how making one bar of soap for her mom turned into a full–bloom homemade line.  
Fascinated by the mix of chemistry and artistry that goes into getting a product just right, she was determined to duplicate her mother’s favorite soap that was sadly discontinued.  Originally from Tennessee, Clara gained a hands on approach to nature.  Being exposed to acres of farmlands and gardens she became familiar with composting materials, the cycles of each season and grew a curiosity for the origin of many ingredients in products she now develops.  Adding plant life to the stores selection seemed like a natural fit, as botanicals such as lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary are found in her line. The plants and flowers are a beautiful compliment to the stores natural, organic body care products and both help to inform one another.
To us, what differentiates Skinny Skinny from many skin care lines is their dedication to choice of ingredients.  From the nutrient rich oils such as organic extra virgin, coconut, and avocado, you feel the quality in the ingredients because they are not water downed or diluted.  There is care in the detail of the product and recently have added biodegradable packaging that is wrapped by hand.  We especially love the fact that Clara is a certified aromatherapist and knows just the perfect scent combination to help us de-stress and soothe our achy muscles.
To get your own piece of Skinny Skinny, definitely try an upcoming Terrarium Building class with in-house plant specialist, Melissa Ray. We are also super excited to share a bundle of bath &amp; body treats to a lucky Local Creative follower! Just post this feature (or share ours) on your Facebook page and let us know what product you are most excited to try - the All - Natural Patchouli Lavender Ylang- Ylang Bath Soak, Lavender Black Pepper Soap, or Tea Tree Mint Lip Balm.  We say all of the above but as always love to hear from you all.
xo Jenna and Nicole
Whenever we head into Williamsburg, we always make to sure to visit one of our favorite shops, Skinny Skinny.  The store is known for their amazing selection of organic and sustainable products for bath, body and home.  We got a chance to catch up with Clara Williams, owner and founder of Skinny Skinny, to see what’s new at her store and find out more about how making one bar of soap for her mom turned into a full–bloom homemade line.  
Fascinated by the mix of chemistry and artistry that goes into getting a product just right, she was determined to duplicate her mother’s favorite soap that was sadly discontinued.  Originally from Tennessee, Clara gained a hands on approach to nature.  Being exposed to acres of farmlands and gardens she became familiar with composting materials, the cycles of each season and grew a curiosity for the origin of many ingredients in products she now develops.  Adding plant life to the stores selection seemed like a natural fit, as botanicals such as lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary are found in her line. The plants and flowers are a beautiful compliment to the stores natural, organic body care products and both help to inform one another.
To us, what differentiates Skinny Skinny from many skin care lines is their dedication to choice of ingredients.  From the nutrient rich oils such as organic extra virgin, coconut, and avocado, you feel the quality in the ingredients because they are not water downed or diluted.  There is care in the detail of the product and recently have added biodegradable packaging that is wrapped by hand.  We especially love the fact that Clara is a certified aromatherapist and knows just the perfect scent combination to help us de-stress and soothe our achy muscles.
To get your own piece of Skinny Skinny, definitely try an upcoming Terrarium Building class with in-house plant specialist, Melissa Ray. We are also super excited to share a bundle of bath &amp; body treats to a lucky Local Creative follower! Just post this feature (or share ours) on your Facebook page and let us know what product you are most excited to try - the All - Natural Patchouli Lavender Ylang- Ylang Bath Soak, Lavender Black Pepper Soap, or Tea Tree Mint Lip Balm.  We say all of the above but as always love to hear from you all.
xo Jenna and Nicole
Whenever we head into Williamsburg, we always make to sure to visit one of our favorite shops, Skinny Skinny.  The store is known for their amazing selection of organic and sustainable products for bath, body and home.  We got a chance to catch up with Clara Williams, owner and founder of Skinny Skinny, to see what’s new at her store and find out more about how making one bar of soap for her mom turned into a full–bloom homemade line.  
Fascinated by the mix of chemistry and artistry that goes into getting a product just right, she was determined to duplicate her mother’s favorite soap that was sadly discontinued.  Originally from Tennessee, Clara gained a hands on approach to nature.  Being exposed to acres of farmlands and gardens she became familiar with composting materials, the cycles of each season and grew a curiosity for the origin of many ingredients in products she now develops.  Adding plant life to the stores selection seemed like a natural fit, as botanicals such as lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary are found in her line. The plants and flowers are a beautiful compliment to the stores natural, organic body care products and both help to inform one another.
To us, what differentiates Skinny Skinny from many skin care lines is their dedication to choice of ingredients.  From the nutrient rich oils such as organic extra virgin, coconut, and avocado, you feel the quality in the ingredients because they are not water downed or diluted.  There is care in the detail of the product and recently have added biodegradable packaging that is wrapped by hand.  We especially love the fact that Clara is a certified aromatherapist and knows just the perfect scent combination to help us de-stress and soothe our achy muscles.
To get your own piece of Skinny Skinny, definitely try an upcoming Terrarium Building class with in-house plant specialist, Melissa Ray. We are also super excited to share a bundle of bath &amp; body treats to a lucky Local Creative follower! Just post this feature (or share ours) on your Facebook page and let us know what product you are most excited to try - the All - Natural Patchouli Lavender Ylang- Ylang Bath Soak, Lavender Black Pepper Soap, or Tea Tree Mint Lip Balm.  We say all of the above but as always love to hear from you all.
xo Jenna and Nicole
Whenever we head into Williamsburg, we always make to sure to visit one of our favorite shops, Skinny Skinny.  The store is known for their amazing selection of organic and sustainable products for bath, body and home.  We got a chance to catch up with Clara Williams, owner and founder of Skinny Skinny, to see what’s new at her store and find out more about how making one bar of soap for her mom turned into a full–bloom homemade line.  
Fascinated by the mix of chemistry and artistry that goes into getting a product just right, she was determined to duplicate her mother’s favorite soap that was sadly discontinued.  Originally from Tennessee, Clara gained a hands on approach to nature.  Being exposed to acres of farmlands and gardens she became familiar with composting materials, the cycles of each season and grew a curiosity for the origin of many ingredients in products she now develops.  Adding plant life to the stores selection seemed like a natural fit, as botanicals such as lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary are found in her line. The plants and flowers are a beautiful compliment to the stores natural, organic body care products and both help to inform one another.
To us, what differentiates Skinny Skinny from many skin care lines is their dedication to choice of ingredients.  From the nutrient rich oils such as organic extra virgin, coconut, and avocado, you feel the quality in the ingredients because they are not water downed or diluted.  There is care in the detail of the product and recently have added biodegradable packaging that is wrapped by hand.  We especially love the fact that Clara is a certified aromatherapist and knows just the perfect scent combination to help us de-stress and soothe our achy muscles.
To get your own piece of Skinny Skinny, definitely try an upcoming Terrarium Building class with in-house plant specialist, Melissa Ray. We are also super excited to share a bundle of bath &amp; body treats to a lucky Local Creative follower! Just post this feature (or share ours) on your Facebook page and let us know what product you are most excited to try - the All - Natural Patchouli Lavender Ylang- Ylang Bath Soak, Lavender Black Pepper Soap, or Tea Tree Mint Lip Balm.  We say all of the above but as always love to hear from you all.
xo Jenna and Nicole
Whenever we head into Williamsburg, we always make to sure to visit one of our favorite shops, Skinny Skinny.  The store is known for their amazing selection of organic and sustainable products for bath, body and home.  We got a chance to catch up with Clara Williams, owner and founder of Skinny Skinny, to see what’s new at her store and find out more about how making one bar of soap for her mom turned into a full–bloom homemade line.  
Fascinated by the mix of chemistry and artistry that goes into getting a product just right, she was determined to duplicate her mother’s favorite soap that was sadly discontinued.  Originally from Tennessee, Clara gained a hands on approach to nature.  Being exposed to acres of farmlands and gardens she became familiar with composting materials, the cycles of each season and grew a curiosity for the origin of many ingredients in products she now develops.  Adding plant life to the stores selection seemed like a natural fit, as botanicals such as lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary are found in her line. The plants and flowers are a beautiful compliment to the stores natural, organic body care products and both help to inform one another.
To us, what differentiates Skinny Skinny from many skin care lines is their dedication to choice of ingredients.  From the nutrient rich oils such as organic extra virgin, coconut, and avocado, you feel the quality in the ingredients because they are not water downed or diluted.  There is care in the detail of the product and recently have added biodegradable packaging that is wrapped by hand.  We especially love the fact that Clara is a certified aromatherapist and knows just the perfect scent combination to help us de-stress and soothe our achy muscles.
To get your own piece of Skinny Skinny, definitely try an upcoming Terrarium Building class with in-house plant specialist, Melissa Ray. We are also super excited to share a bundle of bath &amp; body treats to a lucky Local Creative follower! Just post this feature (or share ours) on your Facebook page and let us know what product you are most excited to try - the All - Natural Patchouli Lavender Ylang- Ylang Bath Soak, Lavender Black Pepper Soap, or Tea Tree Mint Lip Balm.  We say all of the above but as always love to hear from you all.
xo Jenna and Nicole
Whenever we head into Williamsburg, we always make to sure to visit one of our favorite shops, Skinny Skinny.  The store is known for their amazing selection of organic and sustainable products for bath, body and home.  We got a chance to catch up with Clara Williams, owner and founder of Skinny Skinny, to see what’s new at her store and find out more about how making one bar of soap for her mom turned into a full–bloom homemade line.  
Fascinated by the mix of chemistry and artistry that goes into getting a product just right, she was determined to duplicate her mother’s favorite soap that was sadly discontinued.  Originally from Tennessee, Clara gained a hands on approach to nature.  Being exposed to acres of farmlands and gardens she became familiar with composting materials, the cycles of each season and grew a curiosity for the origin of many ingredients in products she now develops.  Adding plant life to the stores selection seemed like a natural fit, as botanicals such as lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary are found in her line. The plants and flowers are a beautiful compliment to the stores natural, organic body care products and both help to inform one another.
To us, what differentiates Skinny Skinny from many skin care lines is their dedication to choice of ingredients.  From the nutrient rich oils such as organic extra virgin, coconut, and avocado, you feel the quality in the ingredients because they are not water downed or diluted.  There is care in the detail of the product and recently have added biodegradable packaging that is wrapped by hand.  We especially love the fact that Clara is a certified aromatherapist and knows just the perfect scent combination to help us de-stress and soothe our achy muscles.
To get your own piece of Skinny Skinny, definitely try an upcoming Terrarium Building class with in-house plant specialist, Melissa Ray. We are also super excited to share a bundle of bath &amp; body treats to a lucky Local Creative follower! Just post this feature (or share ours) on your Facebook page and let us know what product you are most excited to try - the All - Natural Patchouli Lavender Ylang- Ylang Bath Soak, Lavender Black Pepper Soap, or Tea Tree Mint Lip Balm.  We say all of the above but as always love to hear from you all.
xo Jenna and Nicole

Whenever we head into Williamsburg, we always make to sure to visit one of our favorite shops, Skinny Skinny.  The store is known for their amazing selection of organic and sustainable products for bath, body and home.  We got a chance to catch up with Clara Williams, owner and founder of Skinny Skinny, to see what’s new at her store and find out more about how making one bar of soap for her mom turned into a full–bloom homemade line.  

Fascinated by the mix of chemistry and artistry that goes into getting a product just right, she was determined to duplicate her mother’s favorite soap that was sadly discontinued.  Originally from Tennessee, Clara gained a hands on approach to nature.  Being exposed to acres of farmlands and gardens she became familiar with composting materials, the cycles of each season and grew a curiosity for the origin of many ingredients in products she now develops.  Adding plant life to the stores selection seemed like a natural fit, as botanicals such as lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary are found in her line. The plants and flowers are a beautiful compliment to the stores natural, organic body care products and both help to inform one another.

To us, what differentiates Skinny Skinny from many skin care lines is their dedication to choice of ingredients.  From the nutrient rich oils such as organic extra virgin, coconut, and avocado, you feel the quality in the ingredients because they are not water downed or diluted.  There is care in the detail of the product and recently have added biodegradable packaging that is wrapped by hand.  We especially love the fact that Clara is a certified aromatherapist and knows just the perfect scent combination to help us de-stress and soothe our achy muscles.

To get your own piece of Skinny Skinny, definitely try an upcoming Terrarium Building class with in-house plant specialist, Melissa Ray. We are also super excited to share a bundle of bath & body treats to a lucky Local Creative follower! Just post this feature (or share ours) on your Facebook page and let us know what product you are most excited to try - the All - Natural Patchouli Lavender Ylang- Ylang Bath Soak, Lavender Black Pepper Soap, or Tea Tree Mint Lip Balm.  We say all of the above but as always love to hear from you all.

xo Jenna and Nicole


With a name like Nights &amp; Weekends, you ought to know they are open for brunch too.
Your favorite neighborhood hangout now welcomes you to brunch and dinner service 7 days a week with a revamped menu by chef Nick Korbee, formerly of Smith &amp; Mills in Tribeca.  Nick and GM, Diana Donohue, were nice enough to share some new plates with us while we learned about the inspiration behind the dishes.
Pulling from ideas of travel to the Caribbean, Nick was eager to learn about traditional plates from Trinidad, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.  Rather than flipping through endless cookbooks he turned to travel writing and old National Geographics to really get a sense of the culture and food from these faraway places.  Incorporating those concepts into the tropical straight off the beach feel of Nights &amp; Weekends was easy, with their breezy open space, huge windows and perfect location at the meeting point of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. 
At the end of last November while gearing up for the transition into being open a full 7 days, it was decided the menu needed a refresher.  Nick decided to slim down the offerings, making them more approachable and simply remove what wasn’t working.  Nick explained he wanted the food to be authentic but not in the sense that it would be exactly what you would find on these caribbean islands. He sought out traditional, unique dishes served in Caribbean countries and gave them a modern update, with the idea in mind to forget you are in Brooklyn after taking a bite.  
We love the specifically themed menu and were excited to dig into our dishes.  We ordered the Cast Iron Baked Eggs, a mixture of stewed black beans, caramelized plantain, sliced piquillo peppers, and two eggs.  The dish is garnished with pickled red onion, crema, queso fresco, and the addition of either roasted pork or skirt steak rounds the dish out for a hearty brunch. The Cuban Sandwich, a staple, came on a pressed Portuguese roll spread with mojo aioli, and Dijon mustard.  The sandwich consists of pork shoulder (cooked for 10 hours!) thinly sliced honey glazed ham, melted swiss cheese and house made spicy pickled cucumbers.  If that wasn’t enough food yet, we decided to share the Avocado Toast on multigrain bread made by Pain d’Avignon, topped with mashed avocado and garnished with citrus salt, chili pepper, and drizzled with olive oil. Of course we couldn’t leave without trying something sweet so we finished off our meal with the French Toast on special, rich with guava butter and covered with kumquats.
Nights and Weekends lovely lady bartender on duty, Tracey kept the drinks flowing with classic frozen margaritas, Bloody Maria’s and two new specials off the brunch cocktail list, the Beach Dad (conveniently named after a particular staff member who loves savoring his summer days at the shore) and the Federali, made with fresh daily coffee infused tequila.
After reading this and you decide you need to have brunch at Nights &amp; Weekends this week, don’t forget to cover your food in their homemade hot sauce (liquid death) and have some small batch locally brewed Parlor Coffee.  If that isn’t motivation enough then we have a $50 gift certificate to give away to a lucky neighborhood brunch goer! Just go to our facebook page to share our Nights &amp; Weekends post and tell us what you love most about brunch. One lucky person who shares will win!!  We can’t wait to read your notes!
Nights and Weekends is located at 1 Bedford Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint,  Brooklyn.

xo Nicole and Jenna
With a name like Nights &amp; Weekends, you ought to know they are open for brunch too.
Your favorite neighborhood hangout now welcomes you to brunch and dinner service 7 days a week with a revamped menu by chef Nick Korbee, formerly of Smith &amp; Mills in Tribeca.  Nick and GM, Diana Donohue, were nice enough to share some new plates with us while we learned about the inspiration behind the dishes.
Pulling from ideas of travel to the Caribbean, Nick was eager to learn about traditional plates from Trinidad, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.  Rather than flipping through endless cookbooks he turned to travel writing and old National Geographics to really get a sense of the culture and food from these faraway places.  Incorporating those concepts into the tropical straight off the beach feel of Nights &amp; Weekends was easy, with their breezy open space, huge windows and perfect location at the meeting point of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. 
At the end of last November while gearing up for the transition into being open a full 7 days, it was decided the menu needed a refresher.  Nick decided to slim down the offerings, making them more approachable and simply remove what wasn’t working.  Nick explained he wanted the food to be authentic but not in the sense that it would be exactly what you would find on these caribbean islands. He sought out traditional, unique dishes served in Caribbean countries and gave them a modern update, with the idea in mind to forget you are in Brooklyn after taking a bite.  
We love the specifically themed menu and were excited to dig into our dishes.  We ordered the Cast Iron Baked Eggs, a mixture of stewed black beans, caramelized plantain, sliced piquillo peppers, and two eggs.  The dish is garnished with pickled red onion, crema, queso fresco, and the addition of either roasted pork or skirt steak rounds the dish out for a hearty brunch. The Cuban Sandwich, a staple, came on a pressed Portuguese roll spread with mojo aioli, and Dijon mustard.  The sandwich consists of pork shoulder (cooked for 10 hours!) thinly sliced honey glazed ham, melted swiss cheese and house made spicy pickled cucumbers.  If that wasn’t enough food yet, we decided to share the Avocado Toast on multigrain bread made by Pain d’Avignon, topped with mashed avocado and garnished with citrus salt, chili pepper, and drizzled with olive oil. Of course we couldn’t leave without trying something sweet so we finished off our meal with the French Toast on special, rich with guava butter and covered with kumquats.
Nights and Weekends lovely lady bartender on duty, Tracey kept the drinks flowing with classic frozen margaritas, Bloody Maria’s and two new specials off the brunch cocktail list, the Beach Dad (conveniently named after a particular staff member who loves savoring his summer days at the shore) and the Federali, made with fresh daily coffee infused tequila.
After reading this and you decide you need to have brunch at Nights &amp; Weekends this week, don’t forget to cover your food in their homemade hot sauce (liquid death) and have some small batch locally brewed Parlor Coffee.  If that isn’t motivation enough then we have a $50 gift certificate to give away to a lucky neighborhood brunch goer! Just go to our facebook page to share our Nights &amp; Weekends post and tell us what you love most about brunch. One lucky person who shares will win!!  We can’t wait to read your notes!
Nights and Weekends is located at 1 Bedford Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint,  Brooklyn.

xo Nicole and Jenna
With a name like Nights &amp; Weekends, you ought to know they are open for brunch too.
Your favorite neighborhood hangout now welcomes you to brunch and dinner service 7 days a week with a revamped menu by chef Nick Korbee, formerly of Smith &amp; Mills in Tribeca.  Nick and GM, Diana Donohue, were nice enough to share some new plates with us while we learned about the inspiration behind the dishes.
Pulling from ideas of travel to the Caribbean, Nick was eager to learn about traditional plates from Trinidad, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.  Rather than flipping through endless cookbooks he turned to travel writing and old National Geographics to really get a sense of the culture and food from these faraway places.  Incorporating those concepts into the tropical straight off the beach feel of Nights &amp; Weekends was easy, with their breezy open space, huge windows and perfect location at the meeting point of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. 
At the end of last November while gearing up for the transition into being open a full 7 days, it was decided the menu needed a refresher.  Nick decided to slim down the offerings, making them more approachable and simply remove what wasn’t working.  Nick explained he wanted the food to be authentic but not in the sense that it would be exactly what you would find on these caribbean islands. He sought out traditional, unique dishes served in Caribbean countries and gave them a modern update, with the idea in mind to forget you are in Brooklyn after taking a bite.  
We love the specifically themed menu and were excited to dig into our dishes.  We ordered the Cast Iron Baked Eggs, a mixture of stewed black beans, caramelized plantain, sliced piquillo peppers, and two eggs.  The dish is garnished with pickled red onion, crema, queso fresco, and the addition of either roasted pork or skirt steak rounds the dish out for a hearty brunch. The Cuban Sandwich, a staple, came on a pressed Portuguese roll spread with mojo aioli, and Dijon mustard.  The sandwich consists of pork shoulder (cooked for 10 hours!) thinly sliced honey glazed ham, melted swiss cheese and house made spicy pickled cucumbers.  If that wasn’t enough food yet, we decided to share the Avocado Toast on multigrain bread made by Pain d’Avignon, topped with mashed avocado and garnished with citrus salt, chili pepper, and drizzled with olive oil. Of course we couldn’t leave without trying something sweet so we finished off our meal with the French Toast on special, rich with guava butter and covered with kumquats.
Nights and Weekends lovely lady bartender on duty, Tracey kept the drinks flowing with classic frozen margaritas, Bloody Maria’s and two new specials off the brunch cocktail list, the Beach Dad (conveniently named after a particular staff member who loves savoring his summer days at the shore) and the Federali, made with fresh daily coffee infused tequila.
After reading this and you decide you need to have brunch at Nights &amp; Weekends this week, don’t forget to cover your food in their homemade hot sauce (liquid death) and have some small batch locally brewed Parlor Coffee.  If that isn’t motivation enough then we have a $50 gift certificate to give away to a lucky neighborhood brunch goer! Just go to our facebook page to share our Nights &amp; Weekends post and tell us what you love most about brunch. One lucky person who shares will win!!  We can’t wait to read your notes!
Nights and Weekends is located at 1 Bedford Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint,  Brooklyn.

xo Nicole and Jenna
With a name like Nights &amp; Weekends, you ought to know they are open for brunch too.
Your favorite neighborhood hangout now welcomes you to brunch and dinner service 7 days a week with a revamped menu by chef Nick Korbee, formerly of Smith &amp; Mills in Tribeca.  Nick and GM, Diana Donohue, were nice enough to share some new plates with us while we learned about the inspiration behind the dishes.
Pulling from ideas of travel to the Caribbean, Nick was eager to learn about traditional plates from Trinidad, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.  Rather than flipping through endless cookbooks he turned to travel writing and old National Geographics to really get a sense of the culture and food from these faraway places.  Incorporating those concepts into the tropical straight off the beach feel of Nights &amp; Weekends was easy, with their breezy open space, huge windows and perfect location at the meeting point of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. 
At the end of last November while gearing up for the transition into being open a full 7 days, it was decided the menu needed a refresher.  Nick decided to slim down the offerings, making them more approachable and simply remove what wasn’t working.  Nick explained he wanted the food to be authentic but not in the sense that it would be exactly what you would find on these caribbean islands. He sought out traditional, unique dishes served in Caribbean countries and gave them a modern update, with the idea in mind to forget you are in Brooklyn after taking a bite.  
We love the specifically themed menu and were excited to dig into our dishes.  We ordered the Cast Iron Baked Eggs, a mixture of stewed black beans, caramelized plantain, sliced piquillo peppers, and two eggs.  The dish is garnished with pickled red onion, crema, queso fresco, and the addition of either roasted pork or skirt steak rounds the dish out for a hearty brunch. The Cuban Sandwich, a staple, came on a pressed Portuguese roll spread with mojo aioli, and Dijon mustard.  The sandwich consists of pork shoulder (cooked for 10 hours!) thinly sliced honey glazed ham, melted swiss cheese and house made spicy pickled cucumbers.  If that wasn’t enough food yet, we decided to share the Avocado Toast on multigrain bread made by Pain d’Avignon, topped with mashed avocado and garnished with citrus salt, chili pepper, and drizzled with olive oil. Of course we couldn’t leave without trying something sweet so we finished off our meal with the French Toast on special, rich with guava butter and covered with kumquats.
Nights and Weekends lovely lady bartender on duty, Tracey kept the drinks flowing with classic frozen margaritas, Bloody Maria’s and two new specials off the brunch cocktail list, the Beach Dad (conveniently named after a particular staff member who loves savoring his summer days at the shore) and the Federali, made with fresh daily coffee infused tequila.
After reading this and you decide you need to have brunch at Nights &amp; Weekends this week, don’t forget to cover your food in their homemade hot sauce (liquid death) and have some small batch locally brewed Parlor Coffee.  If that isn’t motivation enough then we have a $50 gift certificate to give away to a lucky neighborhood brunch goer! Just go to our facebook page to share our Nights &amp; Weekends post and tell us what you love most about brunch. One lucky person who shares will win!!  We can’t wait to read your notes!
Nights and Weekends is located at 1 Bedford Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint,  Brooklyn.

xo Nicole and Jenna
With a name like Nights &amp; Weekends, you ought to know they are open for brunch too.
Your favorite neighborhood hangout now welcomes you to brunch and dinner service 7 days a week with a revamped menu by chef Nick Korbee, formerly of Smith &amp; Mills in Tribeca.  Nick and GM, Diana Donohue, were nice enough to share some new plates with us while we learned about the inspiration behind the dishes.
Pulling from ideas of travel to the Caribbean, Nick was eager to learn about traditional plates from Trinidad, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.  Rather than flipping through endless cookbooks he turned to travel writing and old National Geographics to really get a sense of the culture and food from these faraway places.  Incorporating those concepts into the tropical straight off the beach feel of Nights &amp; Weekends was easy, with their breezy open space, huge windows and perfect location at the meeting point of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. 
At the end of last November while gearing up for the transition into being open a full 7 days, it was decided the menu needed a refresher.  Nick decided to slim down the offerings, making them more approachable and simply remove what wasn’t working.  Nick explained he wanted the food to be authentic but not in the sense that it would be exactly what you would find on these caribbean islands. He sought out traditional, unique dishes served in Caribbean countries and gave them a modern update, with the idea in mind to forget you are in Brooklyn after taking a bite.  
We love the specifically themed menu and were excited to dig into our dishes.  We ordered the Cast Iron Baked Eggs, a mixture of stewed black beans, caramelized plantain, sliced piquillo peppers, and two eggs.  The dish is garnished with pickled red onion, crema, queso fresco, and the addition of either roasted pork or skirt steak rounds the dish out for a hearty brunch. The Cuban Sandwich, a staple, came on a pressed Portuguese roll spread with mojo aioli, and Dijon mustard.  The sandwich consists of pork shoulder (cooked for 10 hours!) thinly sliced honey glazed ham, melted swiss cheese and house made spicy pickled cucumbers.  If that wasn’t enough food yet, we decided to share the Avocado Toast on multigrain bread made by Pain d’Avignon, topped with mashed avocado and garnished with citrus salt, chili pepper, and drizzled with olive oil. Of course we couldn’t leave without trying something sweet so we finished off our meal with the French Toast on special, rich with guava butter and covered with kumquats.
Nights and Weekends lovely lady bartender on duty, Tracey kept the drinks flowing with classic frozen margaritas, Bloody Maria’s and two new specials off the brunch cocktail list, the Beach Dad (conveniently named after a particular staff member who loves savoring his summer days at the shore) and the Federali, made with fresh daily coffee infused tequila.
After reading this and you decide you need to have brunch at Nights &amp; Weekends this week, don’t forget to cover your food in their homemade hot sauce (liquid death) and have some small batch locally brewed Parlor Coffee.  If that isn’t motivation enough then we have a $50 gift certificate to give away to a lucky neighborhood brunch goer! Just go to our facebook page to share our Nights &amp; Weekends post and tell us what you love most about brunch. One lucky person who shares will win!!  We can’t wait to read your notes!
Nights and Weekends is located at 1 Bedford Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint,  Brooklyn.

xo Nicole and Jenna
With a name like Nights &amp; Weekends, you ought to know they are open for brunch too.
Your favorite neighborhood hangout now welcomes you to brunch and dinner service 7 days a week with a revamped menu by chef Nick Korbee, formerly of Smith &amp; Mills in Tribeca.  Nick and GM, Diana Donohue, were nice enough to share some new plates with us while we learned about the inspiration behind the dishes.
Pulling from ideas of travel to the Caribbean, Nick was eager to learn about traditional plates from Trinidad, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.  Rather than flipping through endless cookbooks he turned to travel writing and old National Geographics to really get a sense of the culture and food from these faraway places.  Incorporating those concepts into the tropical straight off the beach feel of Nights &amp; Weekends was easy, with their breezy open space, huge windows and perfect location at the meeting point of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. 
At the end of last November while gearing up for the transition into being open a full 7 days, it was decided the menu needed a refresher.  Nick decided to slim down the offerings, making them more approachable and simply remove what wasn’t working.  Nick explained he wanted the food to be authentic but not in the sense that it would be exactly what you would find on these caribbean islands. He sought out traditional, unique dishes served in Caribbean countries and gave them a modern update, with the idea in mind to forget you are in Brooklyn after taking a bite.  
We love the specifically themed menu and were excited to dig into our dishes.  We ordered the Cast Iron Baked Eggs, a mixture of stewed black beans, caramelized plantain, sliced piquillo peppers, and two eggs.  The dish is garnished with pickled red onion, crema, queso fresco, and the addition of either roasted pork or skirt steak rounds the dish out for a hearty brunch. The Cuban Sandwich, a staple, came on a pressed Portuguese roll spread with mojo aioli, and Dijon mustard.  The sandwich consists of pork shoulder (cooked for 10 hours!) thinly sliced honey glazed ham, melted swiss cheese and house made spicy pickled cucumbers.  If that wasn’t enough food yet, we decided to share the Avocado Toast on multigrain bread made by Pain d’Avignon, topped with mashed avocado and garnished with citrus salt, chili pepper, and drizzled with olive oil. Of course we couldn’t leave without trying something sweet so we finished off our meal with the French Toast on special, rich with guava butter and covered with kumquats.
Nights and Weekends lovely lady bartender on duty, Tracey kept the drinks flowing with classic frozen margaritas, Bloody Maria’s and two new specials off the brunch cocktail list, the Beach Dad (conveniently named after a particular staff member who loves savoring his summer days at the shore) and the Federali, made with fresh daily coffee infused tequila.
After reading this and you decide you need to have brunch at Nights &amp; Weekends this week, don’t forget to cover your food in their homemade hot sauce (liquid death) and have some small batch locally brewed Parlor Coffee.  If that isn’t motivation enough then we have a $50 gift certificate to give away to a lucky neighborhood brunch goer! Just go to our facebook page to share our Nights &amp; Weekends post and tell us what you love most about brunch. One lucky person who shares will win!!  We can’t wait to read your notes!
Nights and Weekends is located at 1 Bedford Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint,  Brooklyn.

xo Nicole and Jenna
With a name like Nights &amp; Weekends, you ought to know they are open for brunch too.
Your favorite neighborhood hangout now welcomes you to brunch and dinner service 7 days a week with a revamped menu by chef Nick Korbee, formerly of Smith &amp; Mills in Tribeca.  Nick and GM, Diana Donohue, were nice enough to share some new plates with us while we learned about the inspiration behind the dishes.
Pulling from ideas of travel to the Caribbean, Nick was eager to learn about traditional plates from Trinidad, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.  Rather than flipping through endless cookbooks he turned to travel writing and old National Geographics to really get a sense of the culture and food from these faraway places.  Incorporating those concepts into the tropical straight off the beach feel of Nights &amp; Weekends was easy, with their breezy open space, huge windows and perfect location at the meeting point of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. 
At the end of last November while gearing up for the transition into being open a full 7 days, it was decided the menu needed a refresher.  Nick decided to slim down the offerings, making them more approachable and simply remove what wasn’t working.  Nick explained he wanted the food to be authentic but not in the sense that it would be exactly what you would find on these caribbean islands. He sought out traditional, unique dishes served in Caribbean countries and gave them a modern update, with the idea in mind to forget you are in Brooklyn after taking a bite.  
We love the specifically themed menu and were excited to dig into our dishes.  We ordered the Cast Iron Baked Eggs, a mixture of stewed black beans, caramelized plantain, sliced piquillo peppers, and two eggs.  The dish is garnished with pickled red onion, crema, queso fresco, and the addition of either roasted pork or skirt steak rounds the dish out for a hearty brunch. The Cuban Sandwich, a staple, came on a pressed Portuguese roll spread with mojo aioli, and Dijon mustard.  The sandwich consists of pork shoulder (cooked for 10 hours!) thinly sliced honey glazed ham, melted swiss cheese and house made spicy pickled cucumbers.  If that wasn’t enough food yet, we decided to share the Avocado Toast on multigrain bread made by Pain d’Avignon, topped with mashed avocado and garnished with citrus salt, chili pepper, and drizzled with olive oil. Of course we couldn’t leave without trying something sweet so we finished off our meal with the French Toast on special, rich with guava butter and covered with kumquats.
Nights and Weekends lovely lady bartender on duty, Tracey kept the drinks flowing with classic frozen margaritas, Bloody Maria’s and two new specials off the brunch cocktail list, the Beach Dad (conveniently named after a particular staff member who loves savoring his summer days at the shore) and the Federali, made with fresh daily coffee infused tequila.
After reading this and you decide you need to have brunch at Nights &amp; Weekends this week, don’t forget to cover your food in their homemade hot sauce (liquid death) and have some small batch locally brewed Parlor Coffee.  If that isn’t motivation enough then we have a $50 gift certificate to give away to a lucky neighborhood brunch goer! Just go to our facebook page to share our Nights &amp; Weekends post and tell us what you love most about brunch. One lucky person who shares will win!!  We can’t wait to read your notes!
Nights and Weekends is located at 1 Bedford Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint,  Brooklyn.

xo Nicole and Jenna
With a name like Nights &amp; Weekends, you ought to know they are open for brunch too.
Your favorite neighborhood hangout now welcomes you to brunch and dinner service 7 days a week with a revamped menu by chef Nick Korbee, formerly of Smith &amp; Mills in Tribeca.  Nick and GM, Diana Donohue, were nice enough to share some new plates with us while we learned about the inspiration behind the dishes.
Pulling from ideas of travel to the Caribbean, Nick was eager to learn about traditional plates from Trinidad, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.  Rather than flipping through endless cookbooks he turned to travel writing and old National Geographics to really get a sense of the culture and food from these faraway places.  Incorporating those concepts into the tropical straight off the beach feel of Nights &amp; Weekends was easy, with their breezy open space, huge windows and perfect location at the meeting point of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. 
At the end of last November while gearing up for the transition into being open a full 7 days, it was decided the menu needed a refresher.  Nick decided to slim down the offerings, making them more approachable and simply remove what wasn’t working.  Nick explained he wanted the food to be authentic but not in the sense that it would be exactly what you would find on these caribbean islands. He sought out traditional, unique dishes served in Caribbean countries and gave them a modern update, with the idea in mind to forget you are in Brooklyn after taking a bite.  
We love the specifically themed menu and were excited to dig into our dishes.  We ordered the Cast Iron Baked Eggs, a mixture of stewed black beans, caramelized plantain, sliced piquillo peppers, and two eggs.  The dish is garnished with pickled red onion, crema, queso fresco, and the addition of either roasted pork or skirt steak rounds the dish out for a hearty brunch. The Cuban Sandwich, a staple, came on a pressed Portuguese roll spread with mojo aioli, and Dijon mustard.  The sandwich consists of pork shoulder (cooked for 10 hours!) thinly sliced honey glazed ham, melted swiss cheese and house made spicy pickled cucumbers.  If that wasn’t enough food yet, we decided to share the Avocado Toast on multigrain bread made by Pain d’Avignon, topped with mashed avocado and garnished with citrus salt, chili pepper, and drizzled with olive oil. Of course we couldn’t leave without trying something sweet so we finished off our meal with the French Toast on special, rich with guava butter and covered with kumquats.
Nights and Weekends lovely lady bartender on duty, Tracey kept the drinks flowing with classic frozen margaritas, Bloody Maria’s and two new specials off the brunch cocktail list, the Beach Dad (conveniently named after a particular staff member who loves savoring his summer days at the shore) and the Federali, made with fresh daily coffee infused tequila.
After reading this and you decide you need to have brunch at Nights &amp; Weekends this week, don’t forget to cover your food in their homemade hot sauce (liquid death) and have some small batch locally brewed Parlor Coffee.  If that isn’t motivation enough then we have a $50 gift certificate to give away to a lucky neighborhood brunch goer! Just go to our facebook page to share our Nights &amp; Weekends post and tell us what you love most about brunch. One lucky person who shares will win!!  We can’t wait to read your notes!
Nights and Weekends is located at 1 Bedford Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint,  Brooklyn.

xo Nicole and Jenna
With a name like Nights &amp; Weekends, you ought to know they are open for brunch too.
Your favorite neighborhood hangout now welcomes you to brunch and dinner service 7 days a week with a revamped menu by chef Nick Korbee, formerly of Smith &amp; Mills in Tribeca.  Nick and GM, Diana Donohue, were nice enough to share some new plates with us while we learned about the inspiration behind the dishes.
Pulling from ideas of travel to the Caribbean, Nick was eager to learn about traditional plates from Trinidad, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.  Rather than flipping through endless cookbooks he turned to travel writing and old National Geographics to really get a sense of the culture and food from these faraway places.  Incorporating those concepts into the tropical straight off the beach feel of Nights &amp; Weekends was easy, with their breezy open space, huge windows and perfect location at the meeting point of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. 
At the end of last November while gearing up for the transition into being open a full 7 days, it was decided the menu needed a refresher.  Nick decided to slim down the offerings, making them more approachable and simply remove what wasn’t working.  Nick explained he wanted the food to be authentic but not in the sense that it would be exactly what you would find on these caribbean islands. He sought out traditional, unique dishes served in Caribbean countries and gave them a modern update, with the idea in mind to forget you are in Brooklyn after taking a bite.  
We love the specifically themed menu and were excited to dig into our dishes.  We ordered the Cast Iron Baked Eggs, a mixture of stewed black beans, caramelized plantain, sliced piquillo peppers, and two eggs.  The dish is garnished with pickled red onion, crema, queso fresco, and the addition of either roasted pork or skirt steak rounds the dish out for a hearty brunch. The Cuban Sandwich, a staple, came on a pressed Portuguese roll spread with mojo aioli, and Dijon mustard.  The sandwich consists of pork shoulder (cooked for 10 hours!) thinly sliced honey glazed ham, melted swiss cheese and house made spicy pickled cucumbers.  If that wasn’t enough food yet, we decided to share the Avocado Toast on multigrain bread made by Pain d’Avignon, topped with mashed avocado and garnished with citrus salt, chili pepper, and drizzled with olive oil. Of course we couldn’t leave without trying something sweet so we finished off our meal with the French Toast on special, rich with guava butter and covered with kumquats.
Nights and Weekends lovely lady bartender on duty, Tracey kept the drinks flowing with classic frozen margaritas, Bloody Maria’s and two new specials off the brunch cocktail list, the Beach Dad (conveniently named after a particular staff member who loves savoring his summer days at the shore) and the Federali, made with fresh daily coffee infused tequila.
After reading this and you decide you need to have brunch at Nights &amp; Weekends this week, don’t forget to cover your food in their homemade hot sauce (liquid death) and have some small batch locally brewed Parlor Coffee.  If that isn’t motivation enough then we have a $50 gift certificate to give away to a lucky neighborhood brunch goer! Just go to our facebook page to share our Nights &amp; Weekends post and tell us what you love most about brunch. One lucky person who shares will win!!  We can’t wait to read your notes!
Nights and Weekends is located at 1 Bedford Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint,  Brooklyn.

xo Nicole and Jenna
With a name like Nights &amp; Weekends, you ought to know they are open for brunch too.
Your favorite neighborhood hangout now welcomes you to brunch and dinner service 7 days a week with a revamped menu by chef Nick Korbee, formerly of Smith &amp; Mills in Tribeca.  Nick and GM, Diana Donohue, were nice enough to share some new plates with us while we learned about the inspiration behind the dishes.
Pulling from ideas of travel to the Caribbean, Nick was eager to learn about traditional plates from Trinidad, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.  Rather than flipping through endless cookbooks he turned to travel writing and old National Geographics to really get a sense of the culture and food from these faraway places.  Incorporating those concepts into the tropical straight off the beach feel of Nights &amp; Weekends was easy, with their breezy open space, huge windows and perfect location at the meeting point of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. 
At the end of last November while gearing up for the transition into being open a full 7 days, it was decided the menu needed a refresher.  Nick decided to slim down the offerings, making them more approachable and simply remove what wasn’t working.  Nick explained he wanted the food to be authentic but not in the sense that it would be exactly what you would find on these caribbean islands. He sought out traditional, unique dishes served in Caribbean countries and gave them a modern update, with the idea in mind to forget you are in Brooklyn after taking a bite.  
We love the specifically themed menu and were excited to dig into our dishes.  We ordered the Cast Iron Baked Eggs, a mixture of stewed black beans, caramelized plantain, sliced piquillo peppers, and two eggs.  The dish is garnished with pickled red onion, crema, queso fresco, and the addition of either roasted pork or skirt steak rounds the dish out for a hearty brunch. The Cuban Sandwich, a staple, came on a pressed Portuguese roll spread with mojo aioli, and Dijon mustard.  The sandwich consists of pork shoulder (cooked for 10 hours!) thinly sliced honey glazed ham, melted swiss cheese and house made spicy pickled cucumbers.  If that wasn’t enough food yet, we decided to share the Avocado Toast on multigrain bread made by Pain d’Avignon, topped with mashed avocado and garnished with citrus salt, chili pepper, and drizzled with olive oil. Of course we couldn’t leave without trying something sweet so we finished off our meal with the French Toast on special, rich with guava butter and covered with kumquats.
Nights and Weekends lovely lady bartender on duty, Tracey kept the drinks flowing with classic frozen margaritas, Bloody Maria’s and two new specials off the brunch cocktail list, the Beach Dad (conveniently named after a particular staff member who loves savoring his summer days at the shore) and the Federali, made with fresh daily coffee infused tequila.
After reading this and you decide you need to have brunch at Nights &amp; Weekends this week, don’t forget to cover your food in their homemade hot sauce (liquid death) and have some small batch locally brewed Parlor Coffee.  If that isn’t motivation enough then we have a $50 gift certificate to give away to a lucky neighborhood brunch goer! Just go to our facebook page to share our Nights &amp; Weekends post and tell us what you love most about brunch. One lucky person who shares will win!!  We can’t wait to read your notes!
Nights and Weekends is located at 1 Bedford Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint,  Brooklyn.

xo Nicole and Jenna

With a name like Nights & Weekends, you ought to know they are open for brunch too.

Your favorite neighborhood hangout now welcomes you to brunch and dinner service 7 days a week with a revamped menu by chef Nick Korbee, formerly of Smith & Mills in Tribeca.  Nick and GM, Diana Donohue, were nice enough to share some new plates with us while we learned about the inspiration behind the dishes.

Pulling from ideas of travel to the Caribbean, Nick was eager to learn about traditional plates from Trinidad, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.  Rather than flipping through endless cookbooks he turned to travel writing and old National Geographics to really get a sense of the culture and food from these faraway places.  Incorporating those concepts into the tropical straight off the beach feel of Nights & Weekends was easy, with their breezy open space, huge windows and perfect location at the meeting point of Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

At the end of last November while gearing up for the transition into being open a full 7 days, it was decided the menu needed a refresher.  Nick decided to slim down the offerings, making them more approachable and simply remove what wasn’t working.  Nick explained he wanted the food to be authentic but not in the sense that it would be exactly what you would find on these caribbean islands. He sought out traditional, unique dishes served in Caribbean countries and gave them a modern update, with the idea in mind to forget you are in Brooklyn after taking a bite.  

We love the specifically themed menu and were excited to dig into our dishes.  We ordered the Cast Iron Baked Eggs, a mixture of stewed black beans, caramelized plantain, sliced piquillo peppers, and two eggs.  The dish is garnished with pickled red onion, crema, queso fresco, and the addition of either roasted pork or skirt steak rounds the dish out for a hearty brunch. The Cuban Sandwich, a staple, came on a pressed Portuguese roll spread with mojo aioli, and Dijon mustard.  The sandwich consists of pork shoulder (cooked for 10 hours!) thinly sliced honey glazed ham, melted swiss cheese and house made spicy pickled cucumbers.  If that wasn’t enough food yet, we decided to share the Avocado Toast on multigrain bread made by Pain d’Avignon, topped with mashed avocado and garnished with citrus salt, chili pepper, and drizzled with olive oil. Of course we couldn’t leave without trying something sweet so we finished off our meal with the French Toast on special, rich with guava butter and covered with kumquats.

Nights and Weekends lovely lady bartender on duty, Tracey kept the drinks flowing with classic frozen margaritas, Bloody Maria’s and two new specials off the brunch cocktail list, the Beach Dad (conveniently named after a particular staff member who loves savoring his summer days at the shore) and the Federali, made with fresh daily coffee infused tequila.

After reading this and you decide you need to have brunch at Nights & Weekends this week, don’t forget to cover your food in their homemade hot sauce (liquid death) and have some small batch locally brewed Parlor Coffee.  If that isn’t motivation enough then we have a $50 gift certificate to give away to a lucky neighborhood brunch goer! Just go to our facebook page to share our Nights & Weekends post and tell us what you love most about brunch. One lucky person who shares will win!!  We can’t wait to read your notes!

Nights and Weekends is located at 1 Bedford Avenue, in the neighborhood of Greenpoint,  Brooklyn.


xo Nicole and Jenna


Jenna and I have a soft spot for the neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn.  We spent a few years waitressing together at family owned restaurant Kevin’s and only heard wonderful things about Widow Jane, a whiskey distillery, part of the Cacao Prieto makers and chocolatiers down the street.  
At our holiday party this past December, a few of the guys from Widow Jane were nice enough to stop by and we were invited by distiller Vince Oleson for a tour of their operations and gorgeous 10 year old building.  With all the snow and sub-arctic temperatures, a whiskey tour was definitely a great way to warm up our Saturday afternoon.  Jumping right into the tradition that is Widow Jane and Cacao Prieto, Vince gave us a quick history on the Prieto family and their cacao plantation in the Dominican Republic, where all the beans (which are actually pods as he explained) are sourced.  The seeds from the pods are the beans we all recognize. They are shipped to Brooklyn raw and everything is made fresh daily at their in-house facilities. Vince happily walked us through the process of pod to the delicious, clean, rich 72% dark chocolate we love and eat today.  Not only do we dig the taste of Cacao Prieto but each bar of chocolate is hand packaged in the most gorgeous illustrated papers designed by Brooklyn artist, Sophie Blackall.
On to the whiskey!  Next Vince, dazzled us with his knowledge of the beloved bottles of Widow Jane that can be spotted throughout the city.  A fundamental element of the spirit is the limestone filtered water and minerals it contains.  Widow Jane’s namesake, a quarry named after a limestone miner’s wife after his pasing, has some of the purest minerals outside of Kentucky that adds soft, sweet characteristics to the batch.  The innovative and experimental distillery is always eager to use new technology and production techniques when it comes to their whiskey.  They harvest a non-GMO, Indian heirloom varietal called Bloody Butcher, which is shipped to Red Hook where they mill all the ingredients.  They also add malt barley which adds naturally occurring enzymes and rye which adds spiciness.  The heirloom process is totally unique to Widow Jane&#8217;s spirits.
We of course ended the tour with another tasting (with which the tour also begins :) ).  Jenna and I were treated to a new spirit, a light, experimental Dandelion whiskey (yes, it was made from hand-picked dandelions!) And for our favorite, their collaboration with Brooklyn Roasting Company, Colombian single origin coffee liqueur.  Perfect whiskey for practically anytime of the day.
Special thanks to Vince, for being such a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and kind host for the day.  We encourage you whiskey aficionados to stop by for a tour of your own, available every Saturday for just $10.
Cacao Prieto is located at 218 Conover Street, in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. 
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna
Jenna and I have a soft spot for the neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn.  We spent a few years waitressing together at family owned restaurant Kevin’s and only heard wonderful things about Widow Jane, a whiskey distillery, part of the Cacao Prieto makers and chocolatiers down the street.  
At our holiday party this past December, a few of the guys from Widow Jane were nice enough to stop by and we were invited by distiller Vince Oleson for a tour of their operations and gorgeous 10 year old building.  With all the snow and sub-arctic temperatures, a whiskey tour was definitely a great way to warm up our Saturday afternoon.  Jumping right into the tradition that is Widow Jane and Cacao Prieto, Vince gave us a quick history on the Prieto family and their cacao plantation in the Dominican Republic, where all the beans (which are actually pods as he explained) are sourced.  The seeds from the pods are the beans we all recognize. They are shipped to Brooklyn raw and everything is made fresh daily at their in-house facilities. Vince happily walked us through the process of pod to the delicious, clean, rich 72% dark chocolate we love and eat today.  Not only do we dig the taste of Cacao Prieto but each bar of chocolate is hand packaged in the most gorgeous illustrated papers designed by Brooklyn artist, Sophie Blackall.
On to the whiskey!  Next Vince, dazzled us with his knowledge of the beloved bottles of Widow Jane that can be spotted throughout the city.  A fundamental element of the spirit is the limestone filtered water and minerals it contains.  Widow Jane’s namesake, a quarry named after a limestone miner’s wife after his pasing, has some of the purest minerals outside of Kentucky that adds soft, sweet characteristics to the batch.  The innovative and experimental distillery is always eager to use new technology and production techniques when it comes to their whiskey.  They harvest a non-GMO, Indian heirloom varietal called Bloody Butcher, which is shipped to Red Hook where they mill all the ingredients.  They also add malt barley which adds naturally occurring enzymes and rye which adds spiciness.  The heirloom process is totally unique to Widow Jane&#8217;s spirits.
We of course ended the tour with another tasting (with which the tour also begins :) ).  Jenna and I were treated to a new spirit, a light, experimental Dandelion whiskey (yes, it was made from hand-picked dandelions!) And for our favorite, their collaboration with Brooklyn Roasting Company, Colombian single origin coffee liqueur.  Perfect whiskey for practically anytime of the day.
Special thanks to Vince, for being such a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and kind host for the day.  We encourage you whiskey aficionados to stop by for a tour of your own, available every Saturday for just $10.
Cacao Prieto is located at 218 Conover Street, in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. 
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna
Jenna and I have a soft spot for the neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn.  We spent a few years waitressing together at family owned restaurant Kevin’s and only heard wonderful things about Widow Jane, a whiskey distillery, part of the Cacao Prieto makers and chocolatiers down the street.  
At our holiday party this past December, a few of the guys from Widow Jane were nice enough to stop by and we were invited by distiller Vince Oleson for a tour of their operations and gorgeous 10 year old building.  With all the snow and sub-arctic temperatures, a whiskey tour was definitely a great way to warm up our Saturday afternoon.  Jumping right into the tradition that is Widow Jane and Cacao Prieto, Vince gave us a quick history on the Prieto family and their cacao plantation in the Dominican Republic, where all the beans (which are actually pods as he explained) are sourced.  The seeds from the pods are the beans we all recognize. They are shipped to Brooklyn raw and everything is made fresh daily at their in-house facilities. Vince happily walked us through the process of pod to the delicious, clean, rich 72% dark chocolate we love and eat today.  Not only do we dig the taste of Cacao Prieto but each bar of chocolate is hand packaged in the most gorgeous illustrated papers designed by Brooklyn artist, Sophie Blackall.
On to the whiskey!  Next Vince, dazzled us with his knowledge of the beloved bottles of Widow Jane that can be spotted throughout the city.  A fundamental element of the spirit is the limestone filtered water and minerals it contains.  Widow Jane’s namesake, a quarry named after a limestone miner’s wife after his pasing, has some of the purest minerals outside of Kentucky that adds soft, sweet characteristics to the batch.  The innovative and experimental distillery is always eager to use new technology and production techniques when it comes to their whiskey.  They harvest a non-GMO, Indian heirloom varietal called Bloody Butcher, which is shipped to Red Hook where they mill all the ingredients.  They also add malt barley which adds naturally occurring enzymes and rye which adds spiciness.  The heirloom process is totally unique to Widow Jane&#8217;s spirits.
We of course ended the tour with another tasting (with which the tour also begins :) ).  Jenna and I were treated to a new spirit, a light, experimental Dandelion whiskey (yes, it was made from hand-picked dandelions!) And for our favorite, their collaboration with Brooklyn Roasting Company, Colombian single origin coffee liqueur.  Perfect whiskey for practically anytime of the day.
Special thanks to Vince, for being such a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and kind host for the day.  We encourage you whiskey aficionados to stop by for a tour of your own, available every Saturday for just $10.
Cacao Prieto is located at 218 Conover Street, in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. 
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna
Jenna and I have a soft spot for the neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn.  We spent a few years waitressing together at family owned restaurant Kevin’s and only heard wonderful things about Widow Jane, a whiskey distillery, part of the Cacao Prieto makers and chocolatiers down the street.  
At our holiday party this past December, a few of the guys from Widow Jane were nice enough to stop by and we were invited by distiller Vince Oleson for a tour of their operations and gorgeous 10 year old building.  With all the snow and sub-arctic temperatures, a whiskey tour was definitely a great way to warm up our Saturday afternoon.  Jumping right into the tradition that is Widow Jane and Cacao Prieto, Vince gave us a quick history on the Prieto family and their cacao plantation in the Dominican Republic, where all the beans (which are actually pods as he explained) are sourced.  The seeds from the pods are the beans we all recognize. They are shipped to Brooklyn raw and everything is made fresh daily at their in-house facilities. Vince happily walked us through the process of pod to the delicious, clean, rich 72% dark chocolate we love and eat today.  Not only do we dig the taste of Cacao Prieto but each bar of chocolate is hand packaged in the most gorgeous illustrated papers designed by Brooklyn artist, Sophie Blackall.
On to the whiskey!  Next Vince, dazzled us with his knowledge of the beloved bottles of Widow Jane that can be spotted throughout the city.  A fundamental element of the spirit is the limestone filtered water and minerals it contains.  Widow Jane’s namesake, a quarry named after a limestone miner’s wife after his pasing, has some of the purest minerals outside of Kentucky that adds soft, sweet characteristics to the batch.  The innovative and experimental distillery is always eager to use new technology and production techniques when it comes to their whiskey.  They harvest a non-GMO, Indian heirloom varietal called Bloody Butcher, which is shipped to Red Hook where they mill all the ingredients.  They also add malt barley which adds naturally occurring enzymes and rye which adds spiciness.  The heirloom process is totally unique to Widow Jane&#8217;s spirits.
We of course ended the tour with another tasting (with which the tour also begins :) ).  Jenna and I were treated to a new spirit, a light, experimental Dandelion whiskey (yes, it was made from hand-picked dandelions!) And for our favorite, their collaboration with Brooklyn Roasting Company, Colombian single origin coffee liqueur.  Perfect whiskey for practically anytime of the day.
Special thanks to Vince, for being such a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and kind host for the day.  We encourage you whiskey aficionados to stop by for a tour of your own, available every Saturday for just $10.
Cacao Prieto is located at 218 Conover Street, in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. 
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna
Jenna and I have a soft spot for the neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn.  We spent a few years waitressing together at family owned restaurant Kevin’s and only heard wonderful things about Widow Jane, a whiskey distillery, part of the Cacao Prieto makers and chocolatiers down the street.  
At our holiday party this past December, a few of the guys from Widow Jane were nice enough to stop by and we were invited by distiller Vince Oleson for a tour of their operations and gorgeous 10 year old building.  With all the snow and sub-arctic temperatures, a whiskey tour was definitely a great way to warm up our Saturday afternoon.  Jumping right into the tradition that is Widow Jane and Cacao Prieto, Vince gave us a quick history on the Prieto family and their cacao plantation in the Dominican Republic, where all the beans (which are actually pods as he explained) are sourced.  The seeds from the pods are the beans we all recognize. They are shipped to Brooklyn raw and everything is made fresh daily at their in-house facilities. Vince happily walked us through the process of pod to the delicious, clean, rich 72% dark chocolate we love and eat today.  Not only do we dig the taste of Cacao Prieto but each bar of chocolate is hand packaged in the most gorgeous illustrated papers designed by Brooklyn artist, Sophie Blackall.
On to the whiskey!  Next Vince, dazzled us with his knowledge of the beloved bottles of Widow Jane that can be spotted throughout the city.  A fundamental element of the spirit is the limestone filtered water and minerals it contains.  Widow Jane’s namesake, a quarry named after a limestone miner’s wife after his pasing, has some of the purest minerals outside of Kentucky that adds soft, sweet characteristics to the batch.  The innovative and experimental distillery is always eager to use new technology and production techniques when it comes to their whiskey.  They harvest a non-GMO, Indian heirloom varietal called Bloody Butcher, which is shipped to Red Hook where they mill all the ingredients.  They also add malt barley which adds naturally occurring enzymes and rye which adds spiciness.  The heirloom process is totally unique to Widow Jane&#8217;s spirits.
We of course ended the tour with another tasting (with which the tour also begins :) ).  Jenna and I were treated to a new spirit, a light, experimental Dandelion whiskey (yes, it was made from hand-picked dandelions!) And for our favorite, their collaboration with Brooklyn Roasting Company, Colombian single origin coffee liqueur.  Perfect whiskey for practically anytime of the day.
Special thanks to Vince, for being such a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and kind host for the day.  We encourage you whiskey aficionados to stop by for a tour of your own, available every Saturday for just $10.
Cacao Prieto is located at 218 Conover Street, in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. 
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna
Jenna and I have a soft spot for the neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn.  We spent a few years waitressing together at family owned restaurant Kevin’s and only heard wonderful things about Widow Jane, a whiskey distillery, part of the Cacao Prieto makers and chocolatiers down the street.  
At our holiday party this past December, a few of the guys from Widow Jane were nice enough to stop by and we were invited by distiller Vince Oleson for a tour of their operations and gorgeous 10 year old building.  With all the snow and sub-arctic temperatures, a whiskey tour was definitely a great way to warm up our Saturday afternoon.  Jumping right into the tradition that is Widow Jane and Cacao Prieto, Vince gave us a quick history on the Prieto family and their cacao plantation in the Dominican Republic, where all the beans (which are actually pods as he explained) are sourced.  The seeds from the pods are the beans we all recognize. They are shipped to Brooklyn raw and everything is made fresh daily at their in-house facilities. Vince happily walked us through the process of pod to the delicious, clean, rich 72% dark chocolate we love and eat today.  Not only do we dig the taste of Cacao Prieto but each bar of chocolate is hand packaged in the most gorgeous illustrated papers designed by Brooklyn artist, Sophie Blackall.
On to the whiskey!  Next Vince, dazzled us with his knowledge of the beloved bottles of Widow Jane that can be spotted throughout the city.  A fundamental element of the spirit is the limestone filtered water and minerals it contains.  Widow Jane’s namesake, a quarry named after a limestone miner’s wife after his pasing, has some of the purest minerals outside of Kentucky that adds soft, sweet characteristics to the batch.  The innovative and experimental distillery is always eager to use new technology and production techniques when it comes to their whiskey.  They harvest a non-GMO, Indian heirloom varietal called Bloody Butcher, which is shipped to Red Hook where they mill all the ingredients.  They also add malt barley which adds naturally occurring enzymes and rye which adds spiciness.  The heirloom process is totally unique to Widow Jane&#8217;s spirits.
We of course ended the tour with another tasting (with which the tour also begins :) ).  Jenna and I were treated to a new spirit, a light, experimental Dandelion whiskey (yes, it was made from hand-picked dandelions!) And for our favorite, their collaboration with Brooklyn Roasting Company, Colombian single origin coffee liqueur.  Perfect whiskey for practically anytime of the day.
Special thanks to Vince, for being such a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and kind host for the day.  We encourage you whiskey aficionados to stop by for a tour of your own, available every Saturday for just $10.
Cacao Prieto is located at 218 Conover Street, in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. 
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna
Jenna and I have a soft spot for the neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn.  We spent a few years waitressing together at family owned restaurant Kevin’s and only heard wonderful things about Widow Jane, a whiskey distillery, part of the Cacao Prieto makers and chocolatiers down the street.  
At our holiday party this past December, a few of the guys from Widow Jane were nice enough to stop by and we were invited by distiller Vince Oleson for a tour of their operations and gorgeous 10 year old building.  With all the snow and sub-arctic temperatures, a whiskey tour was definitely a great way to warm up our Saturday afternoon.  Jumping right into the tradition that is Widow Jane and Cacao Prieto, Vince gave us a quick history on the Prieto family and their cacao plantation in the Dominican Republic, where all the beans (which are actually pods as he explained) are sourced.  The seeds from the pods are the beans we all recognize. They are shipped to Brooklyn raw and everything is made fresh daily at their in-house facilities. Vince happily walked us through the process of pod to the delicious, clean, rich 72% dark chocolate we love and eat today.  Not only do we dig the taste of Cacao Prieto but each bar of chocolate is hand packaged in the most gorgeous illustrated papers designed by Brooklyn artist, Sophie Blackall.
On to the whiskey!  Next Vince, dazzled us with his knowledge of the beloved bottles of Widow Jane that can be spotted throughout the city.  A fundamental element of the spirit is the limestone filtered water and minerals it contains.  Widow Jane’s namesake, a quarry named after a limestone miner’s wife after his pasing, has some of the purest minerals outside of Kentucky that adds soft, sweet characteristics to the batch.  The innovative and experimental distillery is always eager to use new technology and production techniques when it comes to their whiskey.  They harvest a non-GMO, Indian heirloom varietal called Bloody Butcher, which is shipped to Red Hook where they mill all the ingredients.  They also add malt barley which adds naturally occurring enzymes and rye which adds spiciness.  The heirloom process is totally unique to Widow Jane&#8217;s spirits.
We of course ended the tour with another tasting (with which the tour also begins :) ).  Jenna and I were treated to a new spirit, a light, experimental Dandelion whiskey (yes, it was made from hand-picked dandelions!) And for our favorite, their collaboration with Brooklyn Roasting Company, Colombian single origin coffee liqueur.  Perfect whiskey for practically anytime of the day.
Special thanks to Vince, for being such a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and kind host for the day.  We encourage you whiskey aficionados to stop by for a tour of your own, available every Saturday for just $10.
Cacao Prieto is located at 218 Conover Street, in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. 
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna
Jenna and I have a soft spot for the neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn.  We spent a few years waitressing together at family owned restaurant Kevin’s and only heard wonderful things about Widow Jane, a whiskey distillery, part of the Cacao Prieto makers and chocolatiers down the street.  
At our holiday party this past December, a few of the guys from Widow Jane were nice enough to stop by and we were invited by distiller Vince Oleson for a tour of their operations and gorgeous 10 year old building.  With all the snow and sub-arctic temperatures, a whiskey tour was definitely a great way to warm up our Saturday afternoon.  Jumping right into the tradition that is Widow Jane and Cacao Prieto, Vince gave us a quick history on the Prieto family and their cacao plantation in the Dominican Republic, where all the beans (which are actually pods as he explained) are sourced.  The seeds from the pods are the beans we all recognize. They are shipped to Brooklyn raw and everything is made fresh daily at their in-house facilities. Vince happily walked us through the process of pod to the delicious, clean, rich 72% dark chocolate we love and eat today.  Not only do we dig the taste of Cacao Prieto but each bar of chocolate is hand packaged in the most gorgeous illustrated papers designed by Brooklyn artist, Sophie Blackall.
On to the whiskey!  Next Vince, dazzled us with his knowledge of the beloved bottles of Widow Jane that can be spotted throughout the city.  A fundamental element of the spirit is the limestone filtered water and minerals it contains.  Widow Jane’s namesake, a quarry named after a limestone miner’s wife after his pasing, has some of the purest minerals outside of Kentucky that adds soft, sweet characteristics to the batch.  The innovative and experimental distillery is always eager to use new technology and production techniques when it comes to their whiskey.  They harvest a non-GMO, Indian heirloom varietal called Bloody Butcher, which is shipped to Red Hook where they mill all the ingredients.  They also add malt barley which adds naturally occurring enzymes and rye which adds spiciness.  The heirloom process is totally unique to Widow Jane&#8217;s spirits.
We of course ended the tour with another tasting (with which the tour also begins :) ).  Jenna and I were treated to a new spirit, a light, experimental Dandelion whiskey (yes, it was made from hand-picked dandelions!) And for our favorite, their collaboration with Brooklyn Roasting Company, Colombian single origin coffee liqueur.  Perfect whiskey for practically anytime of the day.
Special thanks to Vince, for being such a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and kind host for the day.  We encourage you whiskey aficionados to stop by for a tour of your own, available every Saturday for just $10.
Cacao Prieto is located at 218 Conover Street, in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. 
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna
Jenna and I have a soft spot for the neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn.  We spent a few years waitressing together at family owned restaurant Kevin’s and only heard wonderful things about Widow Jane, a whiskey distillery, part of the Cacao Prieto makers and chocolatiers down the street.  
At our holiday party this past December, a few of the guys from Widow Jane were nice enough to stop by and we were invited by distiller Vince Oleson for a tour of their operations and gorgeous 10 year old building.  With all the snow and sub-arctic temperatures, a whiskey tour was definitely a great way to warm up our Saturday afternoon.  Jumping right into the tradition that is Widow Jane and Cacao Prieto, Vince gave us a quick history on the Prieto family and their cacao plantation in the Dominican Republic, where all the beans (which are actually pods as he explained) are sourced.  The seeds from the pods are the beans we all recognize. They are shipped to Brooklyn raw and everything is made fresh daily at their in-house facilities. Vince happily walked us through the process of pod to the delicious, clean, rich 72% dark chocolate we love and eat today.  Not only do we dig the taste of Cacao Prieto but each bar of chocolate is hand packaged in the most gorgeous illustrated papers designed by Brooklyn artist, Sophie Blackall.
On to the whiskey!  Next Vince, dazzled us with his knowledge of the beloved bottles of Widow Jane that can be spotted throughout the city.  A fundamental element of the spirit is the limestone filtered water and minerals it contains.  Widow Jane’s namesake, a quarry named after a limestone miner’s wife after his pasing, has some of the purest minerals outside of Kentucky that adds soft, sweet characteristics to the batch.  The innovative and experimental distillery is always eager to use new technology and production techniques when it comes to their whiskey.  They harvest a non-GMO, Indian heirloom varietal called Bloody Butcher, which is shipped to Red Hook where they mill all the ingredients.  They also add malt barley which adds naturally occurring enzymes and rye which adds spiciness.  The heirloom process is totally unique to Widow Jane&#8217;s spirits.
We of course ended the tour with another tasting (with which the tour also begins :) ).  Jenna and I were treated to a new spirit, a light, experimental Dandelion whiskey (yes, it was made from hand-picked dandelions!) And for our favorite, their collaboration with Brooklyn Roasting Company, Colombian single origin coffee liqueur.  Perfect whiskey for practically anytime of the day.
Special thanks to Vince, for being such a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and kind host for the day.  We encourage you whiskey aficionados to stop by for a tour of your own, available every Saturday for just $10.
Cacao Prieto is located at 218 Conover Street, in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. 
xo Nicole &amp; Jenna

Jenna and I have a soft spot for the neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn.  We spent a few years waitressing together at family owned restaurant Kevin’s and only heard wonderful things about Widow Jane, a whiskey distillery, part of the Cacao Prieto makers and chocolatiers down the street.  

At our holiday party this past December, a few of the guys from Widow Jane were nice enough to stop by and we were invited by distiller Vince Oleson for a tour of their operations and gorgeous 10 year old building.  With all the snow and sub-arctic temperatures, a whiskey tour was definitely a great way to warm up our Saturday afternoon.  Jumping right into the tradition that is Widow Jane and Cacao Prieto, Vince gave us a quick history on the Prieto family and their cacao plantation in the Dominican Republic, where all the beans (which are actually pods as he explained) are sourced.  The seeds from the pods are the beans we all recognize. They are shipped to Brooklyn raw and everything is made fresh daily at their in-house facilities. Vince happily walked us through the process of pod to the delicious, clean, rich 72% dark chocolate we love and eat today.  Not only do we dig the taste of Cacao Prieto but each bar of chocolate is hand packaged in the most gorgeous illustrated papers designed by Brooklyn artist, Sophie Blackall.

On to the whiskey!  Next Vince, dazzled us with his knowledge of the beloved bottles of Widow Jane that can be spotted throughout the city.  A fundamental element of the spirit is the limestone filtered water and minerals it contains.  Widow Jane’s namesake, a quarry named after a limestone miner’s wife after his pasing, has some of the purest minerals outside of Kentucky that adds soft, sweet characteristics to the batch.  The innovative and experimental distillery is always eager to use new technology and production techniques when it comes to their whiskey.  They harvest a non-GMO, Indian heirloom varietal called Bloody Butcher, which is shipped to Red Hook where they mill all the ingredients.  They also add malt barley which adds naturally occurring enzymes and rye which adds spiciness.  The heirloom process is totally unique to Widow Jane’s spirits.

We of course ended the tour with another tasting (with which the tour also begins :) ).  Jenna and I were treated to a new spirit, a light, experimental Dandelion whiskey (yes, it was made from hand-picked dandelions!) And for our favorite, their collaboration with Brooklyn Roasting Company, Colombian single origin coffee liqueur.  Perfect whiskey for practically anytime of the day.

Special thanks to Vince, for being such a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and kind host for the day.  We encourage you whiskey aficionados to stop by for a tour of your own, available every Saturday for just $10.

Cacao Prieto is located at 218 Conover Street, in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.


xo Nicole & Jenna

It&#8217;s Valentine&#8217;s Day, let&#8217;s hope your sweetheart remembered all the little things this year.  If not, it&#8217;s okay because there are plenty of other days in the year to show someone how much you care, but sometimes its fun to indulge in the Valentine&#8217;s Day fun.  WIth all the sweet pop-up markets, local florists, chocolatiers and wine shops in our neighborhood make sure to support local business and treat you and your honey to a lovely day.
xo Jenna and Nicole
It&#8217;s Valentine&#8217;s Day, let&#8217;s hope your sweetheart remembered all the little things this year.  If not, it&#8217;s okay because there are plenty of other days in the year to show someone how much you care, but sometimes its fun to indulge in the Valentine&#8217;s Day fun.  WIth all the sweet pop-up markets, local florists, chocolatiers and wine shops in our neighborhood make sure to support local business and treat you and your honey to a lovely day.
xo Jenna and Nicole
It&#8217;s Valentine&#8217;s Day, let&#8217;s hope your sweetheart remembered all the little things this year.  If not, it&#8217;s okay because there are plenty of other days in the year to show someone how much you care, but sometimes its fun to indulge in the Valentine&#8217;s Day fun.  WIth all the sweet pop-up markets, local florists, chocolatiers and wine shops in our neighborhood make sure to support local business and treat you and your honey to a lovely day.
xo Jenna and Nicole

It’s Valentine’s Day, let’s hope your sweetheart remembered all the little things this year.  If not, it’s okay because there are plenty of other days in the year to show someone how much you care, but sometimes its fun to indulge in the Valentine’s Day fun.  WIth all the sweet pop-up markets, local florists, chocolatiers and wine shops in our neighborhood make sure to support local business and treat you and your honey to a lovely day.

xo Jenna and Nicole

This is it guys (literally guys but gals too).  Valentine’s Day is in two days, are you prepared?  Dinner plans, flowers, jewelry, chocolates???  With so many options, Jenna and I wanted to help pick out a few one of kind gifts your lovers will be head over heels for!

For those of you in Greenpoint, In God We Trust, has an amazing selection of last minute goodies.  For example, with guys you really can’t go wrong with a watch.  Did your man loose his watch this year or just in need of a stylish accessory?  We love this simple Kimono Magnus watch in brown, he will too.  For the ladies, you can whisper sweet nothings and give them too!  We love this sweet heart shaped necklace that you can give as is, or let your girl know what your really think of her by engraving things like wicked sweet, bless this mess, or that she is really f’in cute!

For gifts, we keep finding ourselves at Food 52’s new Provisions online store. Since we are freezing and can’t stop thinking about the moment spring arrives and all begins to bloom, we suggest this timeless handwoven picnic tote.  Obviously every couple needs a beautiful picnic tote to share their romantic meals at the many parks all over Brooklyn.  Start planning your spring lunches on the waterfront early!  For him or her, these Wellfleet Oyster, Little Neck Clam and Crab knives are a must-have, cannot live without collection for all seafood lovers. We promise your love will be the envy of every crab broil!

Lastly, what says I love you more than a beautiful vintage Dutch style bicycle?  Not much.  We want Papillionaire’s classic Mixte off white style but what does your sweetie prefer?

xo Jenna & Nicole