Style/Shopping

Celebrate Violet Pepper’s One Year Anniversary This Weekend!

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Jade Elzien in her shop, Violet Pepper.

When Franklin Street first started to become a shopping destination, one of the first people I met there was Jade Elzien, who was then working at one of Greenpoint’s earliest boutiques, Dalaga. Her upbeat attitude, warmth and genuine personality helped me feel comfortable and excited for what the neighborhood had in store. So it was very exciting to find out that she was opening her OWN boutique, Violet Pepper (688 Manhattan Ave.) last summer.

To celebrate the shop’s first year, Violet Pepper‘s hosting a big celebration with sales Friday July 25-Sunday 27th. Everything will be 20% off and sale items an extra 20% off. On Saturday the 26th there will be an added bonus of Brooklyn Brewery beers!

A little more about Jade and her journey from friendly Greenpoint neighbor to independent Greenpoint business owner after the jump! Continue reading

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‘The 12 Bottle Bar’ Authors’ Talk and Cocktails at Word Bookstore (07/23)

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Summer Reading Sorted © Rosie de Belgeonne

It’s about this time of year that I suddenly to realize I’m spending way too much money in bars: a post-work G&T here, a brunch Bloody Mary there, a rooftop Aperol Spritz on a Sunday afternoon…the list goes on. And while summer-time drinking is delightful in every way, if one’s not careful all these artisanal cocktails can also be a fast track route to financial ruin before the season’s even half way through.

Which is why it’s awesome timing for the launch of a new book titled The 12 Bottle Bar (Workman Publishing, $14.95). Unlike your usual schmancy home cocktail guide with glossy photos and a million ingredients you’ll never end up buying (or will buy but never end up using again), this is a practical paperback manual to the bare essentials you’ll need for a kick-ass home bar. Continue reading

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Got Summer Market Wood? (7/20)


We will have plenty of handcrafted wood items at our Summer Market – Sunday July 20 from 1-7pm at Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl). Here are just a few of our featured vendors:

Bird and Stone – Set of Two Wooden Stackers

Christi Jay – Wood/Textile

Pernt Cutting Board

 

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Erica Weiner Sample Sale

Erica Weiner

Get your jewelry game on, kids. Erica Weiner is opening up her Dobbins Street studio with a dope three day sale on antique jewelry starting July 18th. The bi-annual sample sale will feature more antiques than ever—50+ one-of-a-kind pieces. Prices start at $35. Where & When:  50 Dobbins Street; 7/18: 4 – 8 PM, 7/19: 12 – 7 PM, 7/20: 12 – 4 PM.

 

 

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Summer Market Vendor Preview!!! (7/20)

We are excited for our 1st Ever Summer Market and cannot wait to introduce to you our awesome vendors!

The Deets: Sunday July 20th 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 

Refreshments – Brooklyn Brewery Beer + Sangria (Courtesy of Dandelion Wine) + many food vendors!

Special thanks to our sponsors!

Bedford Slims
Brooklyn Brewery
Cafe Grumpy
Carpingo
Dandelion Wine
Over 50 vendors !

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Adaptations NY Pop-Up Tomorrow On Franklin St (7/9)

If you’re a mid-century modern freak, then do not miss this pop-up by Adaptations NY at the former Dalaga Space (150 Franklin St). Normally housed on the 4th floor of 67 West St, the open house, which will run throughout 7/13, will feature a retail space of carefully curated vintage furniture and home decor – plus a designed living space that emulates the owner Kyla’s home so you can see her interior design chops.

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American Made & Brooklyn Swag: M&U Co. (now with a discount code!)

Valet Tray, $88 © Hunter Craighill

In light of America’s birthday, let’s talk about some goods made in the good U.S. of A., M&U Co. The gear is thoughtful but streamlined — no fuss or frills with a touch of Scandinavian aesthetics. So, I’m in love. Click through for an exclusive discount code for Greenpointers readers (huzzah!), a snazzy interview with the founder Nathan Gryszowka, and more products to swoon over. Continue reading

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Sometimes It’s Hard to be a Woman // Heather Marie Scholl on Fashion, Feminism & Domestic Violence

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“A woman is not a potted plant
her roots bound
to the confines
of her house…”

“A Woman Is Not A Potted Plant” by Alice Walker

We all have stories. What does it mean to be a woman? Sometimes it’s beautiful, engaging, and wondrous. Sometimes it’s violent, traumatic, and oppressive. Hobby Lobby wants to rule out birth control. A young woman was stabbed for eschewing a prom date because she already had a boyfriend. #yestoallwomen surges through social media after a tragedy where women — and men, too — were brutally murdered because of oppressive thoughts brought down on women. Heather Marie Scholl conjures a poignant and powerful commentary on what it means to be a woman by sharing stories.

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Greenpoint Summer Fashion Roundup

Summer is officially here and after that hella winter, we best greet this long-awaited season in style. Welcome back, sun, sweat, and subway tunnels that smell and feel like the depths of Hell!

Kidding! More like, welcome back bike rides and outdoor brunch and tan lines!

With the abundance of shopping Greenpoint provides, it won’t be hard to coordinate the perfect outfit for that afternoon spent in Transmitter Park, your friend’s rooftop BBQ next weekend, or for your morning commute walking across the Pulaski while cursing the G train in a few weeks. Here are a few outfit options and some summer essentials courtesy of our awesome neighborhood to make the warm months even sweeter:

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