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Holiday Gift Guide Part Two: Last Minute Ideas

So, the holidays are a little more than a week away. And you haven’t got zip. Zilch. Here’s some of my favorite gift ideas that are all from local shops. Now, go on and get some sweet gifts. Y’know, so you still look thoughtful and all.

Click through for gift inspo for a host, for gals & guys.
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Holiday Gift Guide: She + Him


Ah, it’s that time of year again. Some of us might take pleasure in shopping for gifts (like me!) while others are stumped when it comes to finding the perfect present. Regardless, it’s always great to have some inspiration and shop small businesses. The gifts range from a little somethin’ to a sweet splurge. Click through for some of my favorite picks from our ‘hood.
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Don’t Miss The Holiday Market This Sunday! (12/7)

This Sunday 12/7 is the Holiday Market from 1-7pm at 67 West St, 5th Fl. Entry is totally FREE and you can enjoy delicious beverages and food while shopping over 50 local makers and artisans. Hand picked from hundreds of applicants, the vendors chosen by Yuka are of the highest quality and variety so you will be able to check everyone off you shopping list – including yourself! (I personally am in the market for candles, knits and some stationery.) RSVP

Make sure go up into the  loft and get yours nail did, a massage and holiday photo for FREE! This years photo booth theme is “woodland creatures.” #gp_market

Plus, we will be screening the Official documentary trailer for Gasper & Son and selling $5 raffle tickets.

100% funds support post production of Gasper & Son in order to pay for music licensing, trailer, sound mix and festival submission fees. Follow Gasper & Son on Facebook.

Make a donation before Sunday and get in on the prize action!

Human@Ease – Duet Detox (Value $165)

$50 Five Leaves Gift Certificate

$45 Nights & Weekends Gift Certificate

$60 Paulie Gee Gift Certificate

$25 Diamond Bar Gift Certificate

$10 Eastern District Gift Certificate

Punk Rope Classes + Equipment (Value $58)

Sparrow Body Work Massage or Haircut (Value $85)

Kennaland Haircut (Value $160)

$50 Gift Certificate Nitehawk Cinema

$75 Gift Certificate Adelina’s

$50 Gift Certificate Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.

$30 Gift Certificate Dusty Rose Vintage

Home Coming – Tiny Cactus, P.F. Fig candle & 1/2lb Blue Bottle Coffee (Value $45)

$25 Gift Certificate Violet Pepper

$25 Gift Certificate The Habitat

Silk Road Cycles – Multi Speed Tune Up (value $70)

Usha Veda Yoga – 5 class card

The Splendid Spoon Seasonal Sampler Box (Value $46)

$50 Gift Certificate El Born

Cafe Grumpy – Log Mug & Coffee Bag

Duke’s Liquor Box - Surprise Gift!

See you this weekend…

Keep it local, Greenpoint!

 

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Make it Through the Holidays Looking, Feeling & Doing Good with Deals at Sparrow Salon

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That time of year is upon us, when we are supposed to be thinking about family and friends and happiness and cheer, while trying to deflect all the stress and pressure the season also brings. Sometimes a little pampering can help do the trick. Whether you gift it to yourself or a loved one, no one is going to want to return a massage or a great hair cut.

At Sparrow Salon in Greenpoint “everything is intertwined. If you look good you feel good. If you feel good you can do good. If you do good you feel good. And if you feel good you look good. You can’t take one away without the others suffering.” That’s the key behind Sparrow’s blend of massage, hair styling, and sustainable gifts and beauty products.

And for Cyber Monday get 15% off all gift certificates with code “HappyHolidays” and 20% off all retail in the shop or online with code “HolidayGifts”.

Every day get $20 off the first massage and $20 off the first Hair Cut or Color. Just mention this deal during service.

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Holiday Market Vendors Preview ! (12/7)

We are excited for our famous Holiday Market and cannot wait to introduce to you our awesome vendors!

The Deets: Sunday December 7th from 1-7pm at Greenpoint Loft (67 West, St, 5th Fl)

Please RSVP on Facebook !

Activities:
FREE Photo Booth
FREE Nail Art by @Peenk! and
FREE Massage by Human@Ease

RAFFLES PRIZES!!! Plus, we will be screening our Neon Sign Documentary and proceeds from raffle will support post production of the film.

Refreshments – Brooklyn Brewery Beer + Mulled Wine + many food vendors!

Special thanks to our sponsors!

Brooklyn Brewery
Cafe Grumpy
Carpingo
Dandelion Wine
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Over 50 vendors !

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Witchy Vibes Please: Erica Weiner Sample Sale


Brace yourself, kids. Erica Weiner launches a sample sale today that goes all through the long weekend. Polar vortex, say what? Warm your little heart with some serious jewels that range from mystical and witchy to geometric and even vintage stock.

The sample sale is located at 50 Dobbins St and online all weekend long. Click through for some of my favorite picks and sale hours.
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Non-Toxic Birthday Party at Brooklyn Groove Promises Free Mini Facials! (11/15)

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Can you believe it has been one year since Brooklyn Groove (102B Nassau Ave) opened in Greenpoint? It’s been said that retail stores are disappearing and soon everything will be delivered by drones. This might is true for computer parts, but not for beauty products. Brooklyn Groove’s customers want to touch, smell, sample and talk about their skincare products with the added benefit of making friends at the store’s fun events. (Last time I checked drones are not BFF material.)

Brooklyn Groove sells the best quality beauty products because it searches for hard to find, organic, natural cosmetics. They knows your health is important to you, which is why they offer the most pure and unprocessed skin care products you can find anywhere. The selection is growing and now they carry the best organic lines on market such as: RMS Beauty, Vapour Organic Beauty, Dr. Hauschka, REN Skincare, CV Skinlabs, Sopwalla, 100 % Pure, S.W. Basic, Griffin Remedy, Ecobrow, Angel Face Botanicals, Meow Meow Tweet, Badger, Acure. And next week they will be receiving Intelligent Nutrients.

Celebrate Brooklyn Groove’s 1 Year Birthday this Saturday, November 15th. They will offer FREE mini facials with Dr. Hauscha products from 12-3pm. (Please book in advance.) Special guest Rachel Winard, the founder of Soapwalla, will be in the store talking about her inspiration for her organic skincare line after quitting her corporate job to start her own business. If you haven’t tried it, her natural deodorant is a bestseller!

And don’t forget the complimentary wine, free makeup consultations and real people.

See you there!

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Last Minute Halloween Costumes

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I love Halloween. As a kid, I would plot and spend hours drawing mysterious costumes while anticipating the ultimate spooky night of the year. This idea carried on into adulthood with promises of parties, and yes, still, candy.

This year, with a busy schedule and new projects galore, the holiday snuck up on me. It’s that magic time and I’ve got nothing to show for it! Are you in a costume rut like me? Don’t have time to work on your Ziggy Stardust-turned-Werewolf mask? I didn’t think so. Here’s some ideas to try out this Friday.
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Bedford + Bowery Bazaar at Hester Street Fair this Saturday! (10/25)

(sponsored)This Saturday, it’s that rarest of things: a really good reason to be in Manhattan on a weekend. Bedford + Bowery – New York magazine’s site covering North Brooklyn and Downtown Manhattan – is bringing together the best of both worlds for an outdoor festival of food, shopping and music. Come for the free beer (while it lasts!) from Brooklyn Brewery; stay for the beats by members of LCD Soundsystem; and sip still more exotic brews from Greenpoint’s own Torst, whose newly Michelin-starred chef Daniel Burns will be serving up duck sandwiches. You’ll also get to try Vietnamese grub from Ridgewood’s Bunker, Malaysian street food from Williamsburg’s Pasar Malam, Japanese rice burgers(!) from East Village’s Yonekichi, Icelandic stews from the LES’s Skal, Korean-American fried bird from the Seoul Chicken, southern grub from Empire Biscuit and lots more.

Rad vendors like Etsy NY will be selling vintage clothing, home wares, jewelry, books, and zines. For Halloween, Bushwick’s Catland has all your occult items and Greenpoint’s “Wizard of Odd,” Billy Leroy, will be staging a one-day-only comeback of his famous Houston Street antiques and oddities tent. There’ll be used records – and brand new vinyl from Greenpoint label Captured Tracks. And speaking of music! Your DJs for the day will be none other than DFA Records artists Museum of Love (featuring Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem) and Nancy Whang (LCD, The Juan Maclean). It’s all FREE and happening this Saturday from 11am to 6pm at the Hester Street Fair, at Hester and Essex Streets on the LES. Find more info here and follow @bedbow for updates!

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