Style/Shopping

A Q&A with Girlboss Nicole Williams of Made Real Vodka

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Made Real Vodka proclaims that it’s for the “the makers, the moonlighters, and the hustlers.” If their events are any barometer, Made Real gets that life — the life of the freelancer, the wanderluster, the foodie, the free-spirited fashionista.

The vodka company’s recent events include a superfun cheesemaking class with the chef of Humboldt & Jackson, a cocktail-making class with talented mixologist Rachel Kim of the NoMad, and an upcoming Thursday, March 24th Made Real Connections open bar, shopping event and fashion panel with Hannah Dilworth, the owner of Williamsburg store Concrete + Water.

We got to attend a Made Real event and taste-test the vodka, which is warm, spicy and a touch sweet from its honey distillation, rather than cool and aloof like some vodkas (we’re not naming any names here). It was smooth and didn’t bite when consumed neat, and fun and easy to mix with. After the event, we got to chat with Nicole Williams, Made Real’s Head of Brand (and formerly a marketing girlboss at big names like Nastygal and NYLON), to get the scoop on what’s behind this beautiful bottle.

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Greenpoint Power Couples: Fashion Photographer Rachel Effendy and Art Curator Dakota Sica

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Rachel Effendy and Dakota Sica are the kind of fun couple who make their projects and collaborations seem effortless. Dakota, Director at The Java Project in East Greenpoint, and Rachel, fashion photographer and blogger at Rachel et Nicole, often step into one another’s worlds to photograph and support one another. When they’re not eating all the best food or flying around the world for art and fashion events, the pair can be found at Greenpoint’s galleries, restaurants and shops. Read more about Rachel and Dakota. Continue reading

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Fishing for Vinyl and Vintage in Greenpoint

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“This neighborhood is becoming a vinyl mecca,” says Robert Piskorski, owner of Dream Fishing Tackle (673 Manhattan Ave). His store, which opened 17 years ago, was known for selling fishing gear until a year and a half ago, when his daughter convinced him to start stocking antiques and quirky artifacts in a portion of the store, while still allocating much of the space for “hardcore saltwater and hardcore freshwater” fishermen’s supplies. Then about six months ago, Piskorski began carrying vintage vinyl alongside the fishing tackle and antiques. Perhaps this motley selection was brought about by his own personal disdain for big retailers like Walmart or “boring boutiques in Manhattan. They all look the same.” He feels that an optimal shopping experience brings “a sense of adventure and discovery.” Dream Fishing Tackle certainly promotes that ideology, and it’s unique to Greenpoint.

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Don’t Pay Full Retail This Weekend, Shop These Great Local Sales

Who says you have to pay full price to look good? I don’t think it’s true. If you want some new pieces for spring (or that amazing trip coming up…), then load up on goodies at these Greenpoint shops.
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Status Update: Suite Pieces to Close

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At the end of February, the eclectic and fun reclaimed furniture Huron Street shop, Suite Pieces, will close its doors. Their Long Island locations will remain open and customers can enjoy up to 25% off all home decor.

The store will be open Friday-Sunday until it closes at the end of the month. For more information on the closing, see the store’s blog post.

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162 Huron Street

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Last Minute Mavens: What to Do, Wear, & Gift This V Day Weekend

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Well, the 14th certainly snuck up on us. If you’re stumped for date night ideas with your sweetheart, or your best partner in crime, here are six ideas to rock on the 14th or all weekend long.
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Valentine’s Market 2016 Recap + Where to Find Your Favorite Vendors


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We really felt the love this past Sunday at our Valentine’s Market! Like the last (Holiday) market, it was another gorgeous day to hang out in the Greenpoint Loft, chill on the rooftop, eat and drink, and shop local! Thanks to everyone who made it out. Check out our photo booth photos here!

As always, the market was teeming with great energy and it was brought to a whole new level with a visit from cupid, who treated us to a free style rhyme before he went up to face paint on the upstairs mezzanine. And with DJ T*O*N*Y spinning a variety of love jams and hip-hop, a lot of us couldn’t help but to dance. It was a gathering of creative multi-talented people who include those who provide the free fun activities as well as our amazing vendors.

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Check Out Our Market’s Oh-So-Amazing Fashion & Beauty Vendors

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If you’re still on the hunt for the perfectly fancy and cool Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart, galentine, sister, or relative, then look no further than our market tomorrow! (You can even pick up super cute tees for your dog a.k.a. best friend furever).

Come on over to 67 West Street starting at 1 pm to find something sweet, chic, and badass for some of the best gals in your life. Or, celebrate yourself and splurge.

eir 2After the jump, get a sneak peek at our awesome fashion and beauty vendors. I hope to see all of your fine selves tomorrow!
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Our Valentine’s Market is this Sunday (2/7)!! Preview our Vendors!!

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Poster design by Vivien Lee

So excited for our Valentine’s Market and can’t wait to introduce to our talented vendors!

The Deets: This Sunday, February 7, 2016 from (1-7pm) at Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl).

RSVP on Facebook to stay updated!

Activities (FREE):“Show love, it’s the Greenpoint way!” Photo Booth by Ben Shirai and graffiti backdrop designed by Miss V, Personalized stories by The Roving Typist, Nail Art by @Peenk!, Tarot Card Readings by Lindsay Myers, Henna Tattoos by Miss V, massages by Human@Ease, Face Painting by A Big Silly Guy !

Love jams, hip-hop, and old-timey tunes by DJ T*O*N*Y.

Refreshments: “Super Crush Gin & Juice” courtesy of Brooklyn Gin, Craft Beer by Greenpoint Beer and Ale Company + Coffee from Cafe Grumpy Coffee, and many more vendors serving sweet and savory food!!

More details on what’s in store for Sunday here.

We are proud sponsors of MOFAD (Museum of Food & Drink), who will join us for an educational food experience. GOS (Greenpoint Open Studios) will also be joining because we want to support local artists!

HUGE THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!!

We love you !
We love you !
Brooklyn Gin
Brooklyn Gin
CAFE GRUMPY
Cafe Grumpy
GP Beer & Ale
GP Beer & Ale
Greenpoint Loft
Greenpoint Loft
Over 60 vendors !
Over 50 vendors !
8.6.4
8.6.4
Adelina's
Adelina’s
Ashby Candles
Ashby Candles
A Women's Thing Magazine
A Women’s Thing Mag
Centavo
Centavo
Chacana
Chacana
Circa Vintage House
Circa Vintage House
Crystal Chimera
Crystal Chimera
Deer Diary Vintage
Deer Diary Vintage
Dirty Mermaid Beauty
Dirty Mermaid Beauty
Elements Truffles
Elements Truffles
Ellude's Belizean Style
Ellude’s Belizean Style
Eir NYC
Eir NYC
Esme
Esme
fishcake design
fishcake design
GIVVVEN
GIVVVEN
The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop
GirlInTheLittleRedKitchen
gspot
gspot
Gustavo's Salsa
Gustavo’s Salsa
H. Eckford Specialty Foods
H.EckfordSpecialtyFoods
Haskieville
Haskieville
Heartell Press
Heartell Press
HORTENSIA HANDMADE
HORTENSIA HANDMADE
JestGreen
JestGreen
Jonathan Castro Designs
Jonathan Castro Designs
knittedbyELLA
knittedbyELLA
Koto
Koto
La Crepe Cest Si Bon
La Crepe Cest Si Bon
LLUBAV
LLUBAV
Libby VanderPloeg
Libby VanderPloeg
Little Treats
Little Treats
Lonewolf Vintage
Lonewolf Vintage
Mm
Mm
Morphologically
Morphologically
Mullein & sparrow
Mullein & sparrow
My Darlin'
My Darlin’
Ninja Bubble Tea
Ninja Bubble Tea
NoDa Design Studio, LLC
NoDa Design Studio, LLC
Pie Corps
Pie Corps
Positive Times
Positive Times
Prepaired
Prepaired
Puffed Sleeves
Puffed Sleeves
purlBknit
purlBknit
Queen Majesty Hot Sauce
QueenMajestyHotSauce
SAH-RAH
SAH-RAH
Samosa Shack
Samosa Shack
Sinclair Candle Co.
Sinclair Candle Co.
Squiddy Shop
Squiddy Shop
Ten 86
Ten 86
The Aspen Tree
The Aspen Tree
Titiluli
Titiluli
virginie millefiori
virginie millefiori
Walk the West
Walk the West
Wild Flower Child NYC
Wild Flower Child NYC
Yeah Dawg!!!
Yeah Dawg!!!
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