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People of 2morrow Valentine’s Fete Tomorrow! (2/13)

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February 13th, Valentine's Fete at People of 2morrow

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, one of our favorite new vintage shops in Greenpoint – People of 2morrow – is having a Valentine’s Fete this Thursday 2/13/14 from 6-9pm. Support local artisans at this warm festive gathering and shop for you lover or your fine self.  Continue reading

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Market Fun: Photo Booth, Massages & DIY Nail Art Bar!

Not only will you be able to shop and eat locally at our Fall Market tomorrow – but you can get your nails did, your relaxation on and a shot in our photo booth!

Get your nails did at our DIY Nail Art Bar led by Jessica of U Don’t Need A Man U Need a Manicure from 1-5pm!

Come with your nails filed and polished (THINK RASTA COLORS – red, yellow, green or black) and Jessica will show you how to trick them out with a fancy fade. (See video) *note this is not a full manicure – so come neat and nails painted.

Valentine's Market 2013 Photo Booth

All day burn your image into the history of Greenpointers Markets with a Photo Booth by Marofoto! Pets welcome.

Human@Ease will be in the house from noon-4pm giving complimentary chair massages and body assessments which determine your body fat, your lean muscle mass and how many calories you’re burning per day. Get that out of the way BEFORE you eat an empanada!

(Save the date for Human@Ease’s Mad Hatter’s Howling Moon Tea Party on Friday – 10/18, a  special evening of costumed revelry, fitness feasting, “Tricked Out Treats Potluck Contest,” detox tonics & libations, intoxicating live music & fancy footing under the Mad, Full Moon!)

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Greenpointers Spring Market Preview! This Saturday (4/13)

Join us for Greenpointers Spring Market, this Saturday April, 13th (noon-6pm) at From The Source (69 West Street)!

RSVP here.

Look at all the fun that’s in store:

Drink- Mimosas, Brooklyn Brewery Beer, Boylans Soda & Cafe Grumpy Coffee!

Eat some snacks- The Brooklyn Standard Deli (mini sandwiches), Adelina’s (rice balls), Oven.ly (baked goods) and Phin and Phebes (ice cream!)

Get your photo taken! Our own Miguel from Marofoto will document your spring gorgeousness on a cool background. (Pets welcome!)

Get your nails did! Nail art provided by Frances Liang

Money raised from drink, food and activities goes toward our Writer’s Fund! 

Listen to some sweet tunes! The market is playing host to 3 Brain-Cave Festival acts!
Viento
Jon Mizrachi
Backwords

Shop! Pick up some treasures from the following local artisans:

A Good LHOOQ- Accessories (reusable vinyl wine bags!)
Pumpkinseed Jewelry- hand-engraved vintage items from jewelry to flasks
M.N. Davis & Son -Canvas Tote Bags feature original designs that are hand printed in Greenpoint
Satoko Nobe Jewelry- Jewelry made from hand carved wax models
Penny Rocket- Glass work
Mayunina- Apparel, accessories & home decor hand crafted by artisans from Central & South America.
Art by Ken- Marios Bro inspired prints, iphone cases and t-shirts
Mike’s Hot Honey
Couch Sleepers Association Of North America- Lighting fixtures to international nautical flag inspired cards.
Wink and Flip- Fashion-forward upcycled earrings and necklaces
Lizzy Designs- Hand done unique illustrations drawn on Moleskin Cahier notebooks
Yana Rodin- hand knitted accessories with high quality yarn and leather
Tap Roots Organic- Small batch natural body products
Top Shelf Premium Vintage- Well curated mens and women vintage clothing
Jessy’s Peruvian Pastries- Peruvian Alfajores and Baked Empanadas
QEllis Design- Industrial pipe tap forms re-purposed as high detail candles
AVPdesigns- atypical objects inspired by natural and industrial landscapes
O Live Brooklyn - single varietal extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars
Caroline Fidel Prints- hand-printed greeting cards, decorative pieces, and fine art prints
Eric Brewer Immel Photography- Photography
K. Hansen- Jewelry inspired by the organic lines of nature and the elegant geometry of early 20th century art and architecture
Pepper Gomane Jewelry- Mixing a variety of jewelry making methods with the use of mixed metals and sometimes vintage embellishments
Ayaka Hara- Intricate dried flower home decorations and jewelry
Ink & Sword- Woodcut and Linocut prints
Life with Tigers- Gifts and Toys, one-of-a-kind and made by hand from original designs and patterns
Your Secret Admiral- Handmade books, paper goods, drawings and prints
Cinnamon Girl Granola- Artisanal, cast iron granola, using 100% pure organic maple syrup
Anna Semerdjian- Deserts
Artists & Revolutionaries- Eco-friendly fashion
Sophie’s Selection- Jewelry
Love Hue Studios- One-of-a-kind handmade functional artwork and housewares
Dea Dia- Hand-selected raw crystals and gemstones, delicate wire wrapping and bold geometric design
Bacchanal Sauce- Locally made hot sauce, this pepper sauce is pure sweet fire!

Stay tuned to our friends at Krrb to see what’s in store for April 13th!

Keep it local Greenpoint!

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Nail Art Celebrity on Nassau: Freckle

This article made possible by a donation to the Writer’s Fund Raffle by Dalaga.

nail art at Freckle Salon
© Claire Beaudreault

A few weeks ago the L Magazine ran a feature of the top five places to get your nails done in Brooklyn. Sadly, it overlooked Freckle Salon’s very own Claire Beaudreault, one of Greenpoint’s most exciting emerging nail artists since Ria Lopez of Nail Art by RiaClaire is the cool girl on the block who will make you tea, paint something amazing like tiny cats on your nails (or in my latest experience, pink ombre) and leave you feeling like you can point at world with very beautiful fingers and know exactly what you want from it. She fits right in at Freckle, which from Greenpointer’s prior coverage you’ll recall is the salon you’d hoped one day would open in our neighborhood. Continue reading

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Get Nailed Valentine’s Day Inspired Nail Art

Come on! I had to. For the nail art obsessed, here are some not too over the top Valentine’s Day inspired nails, a few from the talented women who were at our V-Day Market on Saturday: Nails by Fallon & Nails by Kelly.

I threw in two exception in there to make sure you are paying attention. What do we think about pointy claw nails? It is growing on me. And the 3-D flowers. I am obsessed.

On instagram please tag @greenpointers in all your amazing nail art adventures!!!

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Last Stop (for now): HQ Nails

This is my final nail report for a while. Man, it’s expensive, especially with the gel habit I developed. Plus I want to “air” them out, let them breathe. My last stop before our amazing trip to Florida was H&Q on Manhattan Ave where I got my Florida Sunrise Nails.

By this point, I was pretty picky with my nail selections, and by picky I mean outrageous. My thinking is if gel is going to last for two weeks then I am going to make it count. I think I was heavily influenced by a stack of belts I photographed at work color wise for this set. (Belts inspire me? I think I need to career make-over.) Continue reading

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Nails Did: Lilysa Nails

Finding the next nail spa for my mani-pedi tour is as easy as taking a stroll down Manhattan Ave. There are two for every block. It was on the early side, before 10am and I walked by the place where I lost my gel manicure virginity. I saw her; Helen at Green Point Nails, Inc. She was cleaning and I wanted her – to do my gel nails proper, but I have a commitment to my nail readers. So I moved on.

I found Lilysa Nails. It was empty, but the lady in charge seemed out of sorts. It’s a new nail joint, clean and lacking in amazing nail posters; they did have a strange hand mannequin. Continue reading

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Next Level: Ria Nailz

Ria hooked it up! Thanks for being awesome and talented and I officially apologize for making an Internet a-hole out of myself! @rianailz
I heart my nails!

I’ve never received so many compliments on my nails since Ria nail arted the crap out of them, (even after my Instagram blunder-fuck.)

Ria Nailz @rianailz
Not your typical nail salon.

All Ria’s artwork is hand painted; there are no airbrushes in sight. How artisanal; I wonder where she locally sources the nail polish?

Born in  Peru, Ria grew up in Greenpoint and now at the ripe age of 23, runs Ria Nailz out of her mother’s shop: Maritza’s Unisex Salon (141 India St.)

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Nails Did: Black Pearl

Huevos RancherosAfter a delicious Cinco De Mayo brunch at Papacitos, with some stand-out huevos rancheros and a spicy Bloody Maria, I headed over to Ria Nailz, with my new friend who is visiting from Japan. Ria is renowned for her amazing nail art, which would cost up to $100 in Japan. Ria is a popular lady and she was booked solid, not surprising on a Saturday, but she was a total sweetheart about it.

Just got dissed at Ria Nailz - no time for GreenpointersJokingly I put this photo on the Tumblr and said, “dissed by Ria, she’s too busy for Greenpointers.” I was only kidding! Ria didn’t think it was very funny and wrote a perturbed response on her website that said: “I am no tumblr gangster nor do I want to start trouble in any way but greenpoint is MY home I’ve lived here since I was 2yrs old and for a greenpointer to say I dissed them and I have no time for greenpointers is (excuse my language) fucked up … If the person that posted this felt dissed then I apologize but I’m pretty sure I wasn’t rude or a bitch about letting you know I was booked up.”
God I love Ria even more now! She has strong values and doesn’t take shit from anybody. A true Brooklyn badass. Why am I always running my mouth? Luckily, she gave me an appointment for this Saturday and I hope she can forgive me. I would hate to be banished from Ria’s forever!

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