Reach Out And Touch Faith: Havanah Jesus Makes Divine Skate Style

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.
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Freeheart Project: A Bridal Shop For Forest Brides & Wood Nymphs

Perhaps, you’re newly engaged or are already immersed in wedding planning. Whatever stage you’re in, you probably have an idea that it involves a personal experience that showcases you and your beloved’s personalities. Diana Leahy’s Freeheart Project is a wonderful one-stop Calyer Street shop for brides who know what they want and how they want it.
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Last Day To Shop Adaptations Summer Pop-Up

unnamedHey, good looking’! Need to spice up your home or kitchen? Head on over to the Adaptations Summer Pop-Up, located on 170 Franklin Ave, which is next to the best liquor spot, Duke’s. Get your hands on some vintage furnishings, pots, pans, bowls, curtains, cuttings boards, baskets, and more. Whether it’s your apartment stylings, or you grab a basket with fancy trimmings to throw the best picnic Transmitter Park has seen, it’ll sure be cute as hell.

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Buffalo Exchange Raises Over $49,000 For Animals

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© Buffalo Exchange Instagram

I love style and shopping as much as the next person, but sometimes it can feel frivolous to only write about new things to purchase. I’m happy to discover that Buffalo Exchange uses fashion to raise animal awareness. In April, the thrift store raised over $49,000 to benefit The Fun For Animals. Animal rights and welfare is a cause that’s dear to my heart, so I’m excited to look into a family operated company that also has a location in North Brooklyn.
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Vendors Wanted!!! Summer Market 2015 (7/19)!

Poster design by Akane Ogura

We have watermelon cocktails on the horizon! Stay-cation with us, North Brooklyn style, at our Summer Market on Sunday, July 19, 2015 (1-7PM)RSVP to mark your calendars, invite your friends, and stay updated on our activities!

Right now,we are looking for talented and creative local makers, artists & food vendors.  Apply here or directly in the form at the bottom of this post. Continue reading

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TODAY: The One Well Closing Reception

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Darlings, The One Well is closing a few weeks earlier than planned. That means you can have a lovely time and the closing reception today! Head on over to 165 Greenpoint Avenue from 4 pm on for drinks, shopping, musical performances, and honoring the shop’s space. For more info, check out the Facebook invite.

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Sad Trombone: The One Well to Close in June + Closing Party


It’s with a sad heart that I report The One Well is closing on June 14th. The sprightly little shop on Greenpoint Avenue sells ceramics, housewares, candles, vintage finds, handbags, original art, and even treats like honey and chocolate.

It’s always a bummer to see a local business shutter, though this has a silver lining. Kerry Jones, owner of The One Well, is relocating to Atlanta to pursue new adventures. The website will still be in business, so you can keep on loving the shop!

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BKLYN DESIGNS comes to Greenpoint, May 8-10



BKLYN DESIGNS is Brooklyn’s premier design event showcasing a cross section of design, architecture and art.

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BKLYN DESIGNS – the internationally renowned, juried exhibition of contemporary furniture, lighting, accessories and art from Brooklyn – is coming to the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, May 8-10.  This is BKLYN DESIGNS first event in Greenpoint, a neighborhood popular with artists and craftspeople and home to the event’s primary sponsor, Broadway Stages. It will be the first design show kicking off NYCxDESIGN, the city’s weeklong design festival.

BKLYN DESIGNS features exhibitors from design and manufacturing vendors across Brooklyn. Show producers have tapped industry leaders to develop a robust program of events and installations that celebrate design collaboration.


Exhibitions include handcrafted furniture from Robert Sukrachand and Noble Goods; multifunctional furniture from Think Fabricate; contemporary fabrics from Bolé Road Textiles and Au Retour; children’s furniture from Casa Kids; outdoor furniture solutions from Raunjiba and From the Source; sustainable wood furnishings from Phil Gautreau; innovative light fixtures from Urban Chandy and Robert Debbane Studio; and vinyl record solutions from Wax Rax.

The conference program covers topics as varied as architecture and development, interiors and product design, technology and fashion, food and film. Demonstrating the collaborative spirit of design, the show features numerous pop-up lounges, site-specific installations, and a play area featuring the Imagination Playground, designed by Rockwell Group.

Attendees can enjoy food trucks, organized by FoodToEat, bars presented by Brooklyn Winery and Threes Brewing, and a Tattly Parlor where they can model temporary tattoos in front of a feature wall designed by Trove. The BKLYN BUYS marketplace will feature Brooklyn-made accessories and design objects.


Shuttles will run throughout the weekend between BKLYN DESIGNS, the WantedDesign NYC event at Industry City, and the Brooklyn Museum. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

BKLYN DESIGNS is sponsored by Broadway Stages, host partner Brooklyn Expo Center,, Forest City Ratner, TerraCRG, FLANK and Heritage Equity Partners. Premier partners include Dwell and Metropolis.


All photos courtesy of BKLYN DESIGNS Facebook

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A Peep Inside Cacao Market : A Place Where Chocolate Dreams Come True

shelves_3_cacao_market_greenpoint_rosiedebelgeonneGreenpoint: home to craft brewers, small-batch ice cream makers, and luxury tea ateliers. And just when we thought things couldn’t get any more up-market, along comes the cherry on the top in the form of an artisanal chocolate shop.

Cacao Market opened this week on Guernsey street and is the newest venture by Maribel Lieberman, the Honduras-born owner of Soho’s chocolate boutique MarieBelle New York.

The new Greenpoint store is housed beneath the existing MarieBelle chocolate factory, which has been quietly churning out sweet treats since 2004. When the downstairs space recently became available it seemed the perfect opportunity to open a Brooklyn outlet. Continue reading

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