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.
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 →
“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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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. Continue reading →
If you’re in need of a bang trim or a new hair color, why not check out some awesome art in the process? Murjani Holmes is one of the artists featured in the latest installation at Exhibit Salon (182 Driggs Ave). The bold and vibrant toned art (including adorable pups) is not to be missed. Continue reading →
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.
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. Continue reading →
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.
Many people ask us where they can find our vendors after the market so read on after the jump to find out! Continue reading →
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.
After the jump, get a sneak peek at our awesome fashion and beauty vendors. I hope to see all of your fine selves tomorrow! Continue reading →