Aida Markiw retired from software development to pursue her dream of painting and making beautiful things. The best part (for us) is that these beautiful things are also wearable.
Her company, Llyallya Creations is a one-woman operation.
“I named my company after an endearing Ukrainian word that my husband calls me at times.” Aida explained, “Llyallya in Ukrainian means ‘doll’.” Continue reading
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The Greenpointers “Message In A Bottle” Valentines Day Market is this Saturday, February 9th at From The Source (69 West Street) from noon-6pm!
Picking up a local gift for your honey will be easy with over 45 vendors under one roof, outfitted into a love den with the amazing styling of J. Hollis Styles.
It will be a fun/love filled day including Gifts, Food, Nail Art, Couples Astrology, Prizes, Raffle, Photo Booth, Message In A Bottle
Refreshments by Brooklyn Brewery, Dandelion Wine, Boylan Soda and Cafe Grumpy
Treats by Oven.ly and Pie Corps.
Make sure to get your hands on some raffle tickets for your chance to win a prize and donate to the Greenpointers Writer’s Fund.
In God We Trust
Queen Majesty Hot Sauce
Greenpoint Trading Co
Cato’s Army Navy
The Little Class Slipper
SW Basics of Brooklyn
Check out the vendor’s online preview at Krrb.com
KEEP IT LOCAL GREENPOINT
The best kind of shopping you can do for fall is local shopping. Greenpointers Fall Outerwear Guide will help you stay cozy on brisk walks to the Farmers Market or breezy rides on the East River Ferry.
Ladies first: In God We Trust’s Blue Check Caper Trench ($200) is perfect cinched over a bright mini-skirt and wool leggings. Dalaga’s In-vested In Myself Coat ($135) looks dynamite over a silky blouse and you won’t get lost in the fall foliage. Fanaberie’s Vintage Inspired Trench Coat ($59) is adorable over skinny jeans and high boots.
Cato’s Army Navy Fall Coat ($189) is a warm and rugged, an essential to throw on over a pair of jeans and your favorite boots. Alter’s Shades of Grey Montana Coat ($299) is a vintage inspired jacket that combines military with workwear, perfect for looking good while dining out. Old Hollywood’s Amongst Friends Fishtail Parka ($170) is made of heavily washed soft cotton twill that will keep you extra comfortable for a stroll in the park.
Have you taken out your cold weather clothes yet or are you still hanging on for an Indian summer?
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