Valentine’s Gift Guide 2013

NYC Farm Chic Flowers: Gift Guide (DISCOUNT!)

Evergreen in USA Craftsman Wood Box

Did you know that 80% of flowers purchased is the US are imported?

When considering holiday floral decor or gifts this season, choose NYC Farm Chic Flowers, whose flowers are all domestic or locally grown when available.

They even have a little farm to pick from.

Plus, readers get 15% OFF by entering GREENPOINTERS at checkout. (Expires Jan 2, 2013) Continue reading

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Vine Box: Valentine’s Gift Guide

Are you preparing a special meal tonight for your special someone? Don’t screw it up by serving a subpar wine.

Good thing Robert from Vine Box has your back! His warm, casual friendly approach to guiding you to the proper wine pairing is a delightful experience.

Vine Box Wine store is offering handpicked selection of well-made and fairly priced wines. They believe that wine is an important part of the meal enhancing the food’s taste.  That is why they arranged wines by their structure and flavor profile; starting with light-bodied whites to full-bodied reds. They believe that shopping for wines should be an uncomplicated process similar to that of picking your favorite cuts of meat at your local butcher’s shop or to that of choosing the freshest of fruits from your grocery’s produce section.

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Dabbler: Valentine’s Gift Guide

Are you and your lover/partner/best bud finding yourself in a rut this Valentine’s Day? Why not embark on a year’s worth of hobbies and projects to stir things up.

Dabbler

Dabbler (a Brooklyn Brainery Project) emails a big secret hobby to your inbox each and every month. From hands-on crafts to esoteric pursuits, you’ll amaze friends, wow enemies with your expanded horizons!

The newsletter goes out on the 15th each and every month, and it’ll run you two dollars a month!

You’ll get several billion notes, book recommendations, background, how-to’s, a million and one links for further study, and anything else we think you’d find half-useful, because, if you’re anything like us, sometimes you need a little nudge in order to learn something new.

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Le Gamin: Valentine’s Gift Guide

Wining and dining in a romantic french cafe, is every girl’s fantasy. Guys, whisk your lady off to a lovely dinner at Greenpoint’s Le Gamin and let the authentic casual French ambiance make this the best Valentine’s dinner she has ever had (until you can actually take her to France!).

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu $49/person

Appetizers
Pan-seared Duck Foie Gras with port wine & black truffle lentil stew

Smoked Ahi Tuna Carpaccio with mache & cucumber salad and bourbon barrel-aged sauce

Turkish Saffron Mussel Soup
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Entrees
Pan Seared Mediterranean Dover Sole with Champagne, steamed asparagus & lemon kale salad

Free-Range Duck Legs with porcini mushroom sauce, potato gratin & haricot vert

Grass-fed boneless lamb loin with a Ras el Hanout Sabayon, potato gratin & haricot vert
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Dessert 

Valentine’s Day Special Dessert

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Little Glass Slipper: Valentine’s Gift Guide

Get a handle on your to-do-list and pre-order your Valentines Day flowers with Greenpoint based, Little Glass Slipper.

Place your order before 2/14/13 and get free delivery in Brooklyn! Your recipient will receive a unique textured gift of flowers and herbs with a purpose.

The Little Glass Slipper is a floral studio located in Brooklyn New York. The have a natural aesthetic and embrace all rustic elements to enhance the beauty of  flowers. Little Glass Slipper creates custom made flowers using exotic herbs, fruit bearing branches, textured pods and dried accents. Their florals are sourced from local farms throughout NY state and New Jersey and use local and sesonal flowers whenever possible.

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Sindicato Brooklyn: Valentine’s Gift Guide

Add some spice to your Valentine’s Day with the 5-course prix fixe diner at Sindicato Brooklyn (57a Nassau Ave).

The prix fixe menu ($58) from this delicioso Mexican tapas restaurant will be sure to turn up the heat, not to mention the super sexy interior will set the mood! Check out their full menu here

Guacamole
Tortilla Wafer, cashew crumble, and pico de gallo
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Ensalada De Betabel
Red & yellow beets, brown farro, queso fresco & roasted vegetables

Ensalada De Manzana
Frisee, pickled red onions, caramelized apples, cotija cheese & tortilla crackers
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Baby Gordita 
Spicy ground beef, pickled pear onions, mexican crema & salsa crest

Tostada De Ceviche
Fluke ceviche with chile serrano, tomato, cilantro, avocado puree & upland crest
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Carne Adobada A La Parrilla
Marinated hanger steak, oyster mushrooms, herbed mashed potato, roasted corn & brussel sprouts

Pescado En Salsa Verde
Tomatillo sauce, oyster mushroom, brussel sprouts, roasted cauliflower & red peper puree

Muscovy Duck
Chorizo-bean puree, maitake mushrooms, fresh corn, scallions and pickled cipollini onions
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Pastel De Chocolate
Pastel De Zanahoria  

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3rd Ward: Valentine’s Gift Guide

Help your special someone tap into their creative side and build up their skill set with the new ClassPack from 3rd Ward! 

ClassPack: An intense track of classes that will give you a deep understanding of graphic design, web design, jewelry, metalworking, or woodworking.

Grab yours before 2/19

-Each ClassPack was designed to ease people into each vertical, so it’s perfect for beginners, but also great for those looking to go deeper with their selected vertical of choice.

-When you purchase a ClassPack, you’ll be taking your classes with the same group of people, so you can learn and become close with the same group of people.

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O Live Brooklyn: Valentine’s Gift Guide

Do you and your boo make a great pair?

Celebrate Valentine’s day by making a “Great Pair” with O Live Brooklyn’s Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars. Pair any size bottles or choose a sampler gift box.

Based at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge in the historic Gretsch Building, O Live Brooklyn is the premiere destination for professional & home chefs, organic food lovers, CSA & Coop members, as well as all types of  “foodies” who appreciate pure, high quality, organic and all natural foods.

Family owned & operated, they work in close partnership with farmers in both hemispheres to deliver fresh, high quality products all year long. They personally source all of their products and never deal with middlemen.

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Skinny Fatties: Valentine’s Gift Guide

Wanna help your man slim down this Valentines day? We are not talking about shedding some lbs but loosing some inches from those wide ties hanging in his closest.

SKINNYFATTIES is a new business that specializes in tailoring your favorite wide neckties. They provide an eco-friendly and money-conscious alternative to buying new skinny ties at retail value.

Founder and designer, Joshua Adam Brueckner lost his full-time job and didn’t have the money to buy job interview clothes. Instead, he learned how to tailor huge second-hand button-up shirts to fit. Then after finding a box of fat ties in his closet, he immediately thought, “I KNOW there is a way to make these cool ties skinny!”.

He did just that and became a real hit friends, one thing led to another and SKINNYFATTIES was born, becoming Joshua’s full-time gig. For each tie purchased and every tie tailored, a $1 donation is made to Career Gear, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps men transition into the workforce.

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Truffles by Coquette: Valentine’s Gift Guide (Greenpointers Discount)

Truffles by Coquette is an artisanal chocolate boutique located in New York City, founded by Jennifer Faylor in 2012. They offering Greenpointers 20% off all orders for Valentine’s Day! Use code GREENPOINTERS

“Our food philosophy is inspired by the French: to eat as an art form and derive unabashed pleasure from gastronomy without batting an eye! We focus here on little bites of luxury. To us that means that our chocolate creations are crafted from high quality couverture chocolate (the creme de la creme!). Even the smallest ingredient details are sourced meticulously, for example– the salt atop our Colette Truffle [a French caramel style truffle] is no ordinary table salt, but rather it is Fleur de Sel de Guerande, the finest of sea salts from the marshes in Brittany, France”.

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