Folks, Mother’s Day is coming this Sunday. So, if you’re buying a gift for your awesome mama or beloved baby mama, here are some local shops and designers that carry some sparkle and something cute or sentimental to gift that special woman in your life.
Now that the hellscape known as winter is officially over, it’s time to freshen up your spring looks. If you’re thinking of shopping local and investing in some key pieces, browse some of these killer selections from our beloved neighborhood boutique, In God We Trust. We heard that mechanic-style jumpsuits are all the rage. You can thank us later.
It’s time to dust off your warm(er) weather wear and refresh your look on time for sunnier days! And to (finally) celebrate Spring, local purveyors of eyewear Sunny Eye Shop (284 Driggs Ave) is offering Greenpointers $50 off sunglasses.
Here you won’t find your run-of-the-mill three or four big box store specs. They stock handmade frames produced in small batches, carefully curated from some of the most exclusive eyewear manufacturers in the world – like the rad tortoise and clear champagne frames by Japanese designer Matsuda that our Fashion Editor Stephanie picked up (one of only 200 pairs made)! These specs go equally well with a chic outfit for a night out or another day in the office PLUS the prescription glasses turn into shades as it gets brighter out.
Dr. Saniya Shoaib is as stylish as she is brainy and can provide you with high-tech eye care just as well as pointing you to a pair of specs that accentuates your look with special attention to quality and fit. Along with store manager and frame buyer Troy, Sunny Eye Shop’s team has over 30 years of combined experience that provides the kind of expertise and passion for eyewear that is hard to come by. Continue reading
In God We Trust (70 Greenpoint Ave) is cleaning out their Greenpoint workshop and selling off some treasures for fellow makers and crafters, including jewelry and dress making equipment and tools, store displays, home and office furniture, and more. The sale runs today and tomorrow (5/5 & 5/6) from 12-6pm.
Parents, devoted aunts and uncles, and caregivers can all agree: Wild Was Mama (272 Driggs Ave) is an inclusive and open shop for all moms (and moms-to-be). The store, which follows the philosophy that they “empower moms to embrace their authentic and wild selves by providing products and education that support their own unique journey through parenthood.”
With that being said, the shop has made a positive, important mark on the neighborhood. With fun, expressive clothing for mama and babe, informative classes, and community events, it’s a major center for all things hip-mom related. And now, Wild Was Mama founder, Adriane, is taking a step back from the store to purse other ventures. With her family and projects her husband is working on, she felt like it was time to let the store keep blossoming in the neighborhood while moving on to other adventures.
Sooner or later, spring weather will officially arrive. So, in the meantime, why not add some killer pieces to your closet and locally made to usher in a new season full of outdoor activities and adventures? We think denim is a soft, classic, and bold option.
Fortuntately, In God We Trust (70 Greenpoint Ave) has the utilitarian-meets-swag denim style you’re hankering for. Check out some picks that will stay in your closet for years to come.
With the new spring season, you might be thinking of freshening up your look. Whether it’s a simple tweak, a completely new ‘do, or a self-care day full of pampering, treating yourself to some serious hair care should be in your spring refresh.
And, that’s exactly what I did at Sanctuary Salon (667 Lorimer St). The eco-friendly and cruelty-free salon is a haven for haircare lovers – the shop exclusively carries Sachajuan products that are environmentally-friendly and aren’t tested on animals. How neat is that?
Our fellow Brooklynites know how to dress. From stylish and chic to edgy and eclectic, we’re always cool-spotting looks that are ahead of the curve. Browse some of our favorite looks snapped by Johnny Cirillo.
Eater announced recently the first 50 participants at The World’s Fare, to be held at Citi Field April 28 and 29th. Promising authentic cuisine from around the world, they’ll also include unlimited tasting of 80+ global craft beers, live Bands, cultural dance, art installations, and SUMO (the largest SUMO wrestler in the Northern Hemisphere).
Beer garden tickets for unlimited beer tastings (including General Admission to the fare) start at only $49. But today, there’s a snowday deal: get VIP admission for the price of general admission. Enter promo code “SNOWDAY” at check out to get in on the discount. Buy your tickets here.
There’s some badass women in North Brooklyn doing some cool, newsworthy, and innovate projects. Meet one of them: Virginia Elwood is a dynamic tattoo artist. You can find Virginia behind the tattoo gun at Saved Tattoo on Union Avenue and you can also see her unique and eye-catching designs in a collaboration with Zadig & Voltaire.