Imagine sitting under the moonlight surrounded by overflowing vines loaded with nighttime blooms. A soft breeze rustles through leaves and tickles petals from their open blossoms. A minute later a warm rush of honey, rip figs, and anise fills the air. Immediately you want to wrap yourself in this decadent scent of earthly delights and bask in it until the sun rises.
Welcome to the evocative world of Tal Shpantzer, a long time Greenpoint resident whose photo exploration of the dark feminine mystic and fragrance play out in real life.
Some of you might recognize Shpantzer’s photography which has cropped up on HBO’s hit show True Detective, Vogue, and recently on this site. One look at this work and you’ll see there is more than meets the image; Tal has an enviable way of making women look and now smell deliciously sexy. But what started as a photographer’s fascination between women’s relationships to flowers took her to places even she couldn’t imagine.
Make a little room for a few last minute summer pieces. Beacon’s Closet is having sale from August 15-17 and expect deals to be up to 50% off. On the last day of the sale, the shop will join ReuseNYC in promoting National Thrift Store Day. National Thrift Store Day in New York celebrates the vibrant NYC reuse community and the many benefits of buying second-hand.
Beacon’s Closet: 74 Guernsey Street
11:00 am — 8:00 pm
One of the great things about writing for Greenpointers is occasionally getting to watch dreams transform into reality.
When I first met Heatonist founder Noah Chaimberg, it was on a bitter, snowy Sunday morning back in February. He was shivering on the doorstep of a Wythe Avenue construction site, kindly waiting to greet me and explain his zany vision for a spicy future. He was part-way through a Kickstarter campaign, with the hope of raising enough funds to turn said construction site into a hot sauce tasting room and events space, complete with the world’s first hot sauce sommelier. Continue reading →
I am having a love affair with summer. The warm air, beach trips, late nights, and over all adventure are exhilarating. Why not up your summer vibes with some new pieces in your wardrobe? Even more, why not do that while supporting local business? Continue reading →
When I first heard of Laura & Greg, I was intrigued by its connection to neighborhood favorite, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream. Another Brooklyn-based somebody in a band? I thought it can’t be that good. But then I loaded up their first music video for “Muscle Memory” and discovered a beautifully composed song and a compelling animated video. I don’t have clever words at the moment to give this talented musical duo proper credit. Let’s just say their songs make my ears feel good.
Fairy tale romances, midsummer night’s dreams, summer sprites, and woodland fairies. We are enchanted by Alisa Floral Design‘s flower crowns and are so excited to have them join us this Sunday (7/19) at our Summer Market!
Alisa Floral Design will be providing buckets of different fresh flowers and foliage and for $15 you can pick as much as you like to make your own custom crown.
You can make yours as big and bold as you want, or go for a more subtle look. Once you have your materials picked, Alisa will show you how to start your crown and then you finish it yourself by tying it with twine or ribbon. Continue reading →
ZALTZ is excited to participate in the Greenpointer’s Summer Market this Sunday, July 19th. They will be showcasing their first round of Formulas results from the Pop Up Bath Lab at Duke’s Annex!
ZALTZ is a laboratory where you can mix up a Custom Bath Formula using pure Dead Sea salts + a curated selection of all-natural Bath Elements. Zaltz has combed the Earth for the best ingredients and taken great care to make sure everything is ethically sourced so you can relax & enjoy your bath. Continue reading →
Chiara-Livia and Mi Gerer are making some serious waves. The sisters are the creatives behind Havanah Jesus, a fashion skate apparel line that is also a film and tv production company, which also produces events and parties. With a “cross between urban life style and holy imagery,” the images have a lifestyle brand down pat. Oh, and it’s pretty awesome that they’re based in our beloved Greenpoint, too.
I’m particularly psyched about the idea of two sisters running a business, since I’ve been working towards similar goals with my best sister (and only sister). I had the pleasure of catching up with Chiara and Mi to discuss designing and sisterhood. Continue reading →
Hello, darlings. It’s the weekend. Take a pause and enjoy that moment. You can enjoy the weekend even more with a Carleen sale at Antoinette (119 Grand Street). The festivities started last night, but you can enjoy it all through Sunday. Continue reading →