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💕 Cupid’s Gift Guide for Shopping Local💕

It’s less than a week away, and you’re in the mood for some romance. Your dinner and date reservations are set, and it’s now time to surprise your special someone with the classics—flowers, wine, chocolate, jewelry, lingerie—the works. We’ve got your Valentine’s checklist for who in the ‘hood has got it.

Florists / Fine Jewelry / Chocolate & Candy / Sexy Shops / Wine

Hudson and King | online shop

Highlights: One-of-a-kind, Vintage Jewelry, 10% off!
Hudson and King makes one-of-a-kind jewelry for your one-of-a-kind loved ones. Affordable, classic & unique, their collection of fine antique and vintage jewelry ranges from Victorian era to present day. You’ve seen them locally at Walk the West pop-ups and our Fall Market. Find them online until their next pop-up, so follow their Instagram to find out their market schedule.

Now until 2/21/18, they’ll be offering 10% off to our readers. Visit their site to preview their collection and use code “greenpointers’ at check out to receive the promotion!

Cost: $200 and up
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10 Gorgeous Gifts For Your Mama

Heads up, Greenpointers: this Sunday is Mother’s Day. Haven’t picked out a Mother’s Day gift yet? Head to one of our local shops for a gift with a personal touch.

This darling terrarium arrangement is available at The Little Glass Slipper.

Check out our ten selections after the jump.
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Sparkle this Spring: Dazzle in Catbird Gems & Baubles

For the past few seasons, I’ve been trying to up my accessories game. Naturally, I gravitated towards Catbird (219 Bedford Avenue) for its sweet little stack rings and I tend to wear my lovecats ring on the reg. Add some razzle dazzle to your spring looks with something shiny, pretty, or just so-good-for-you. Self care is a thing, you know. And that could involve diamonds, too.

Check out some bangin’ spring pick for some sparkle in your step with Catbird’s Spring arrivals.
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Last Minute Mavens: What to Do, Wear, & Gift This V Day Weekend

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Well, the 14th certainly snuck up on us. If you’re stumped for date night ideas with your sweetheart, or your best partner in crime, here are six ideas to rock on the 14th or all weekend long.
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11 Summer Staples And Where To Buy Them Locally

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I am having a love affair with summer. The warm air, beach trips, late nights, and over all adventure are exhilarating. Why not up your summer vibes with some new pieces in your wardrobe? Even more, why not do that while supporting local business?
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Let’s Get Serious: Engagement Rings.

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Love in the air? If you’re thinking of putting a ring on your awesome partner, perhaps you’ll want to check out these North Brooklyn based jewelry designers. From traditional, to no diamonds, platinum and rose gold, there’s something for every smitten kitten. Click through for boutiques and pricing.

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Holiday Gift Guide: She + Him


Ah, it’s that time of year again. Some of us might take pleasure in shopping for gifts (like me!) while others are stumped when it comes to finding the perfect present. Regardless, it’s always great to have some inspiration and shop small businesses. The gifts range from a little somethin’ to a sweet splurge. Click through for some of my favorite picks from our ‘hood.
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BIRD NERD: CATBIRD

The party is over folks; my landlord has taken away one of my simplest pleasures, watching and listening to the birds who grace my feeder daily and keep my hyperactive cat “Bean” out of trouble.

Remember this music video I made to the house finches? There won’t be any more of those.

Today two Gray CatBirds (Dumetella carolinensisvisited. They are really beautiful, all matte grey, with a reddish underside, a long tail and little black hat on their head. Their call sounds like a cat and they were going nuts over the suet.

Then I heard repeated banging on my door. It was my landlord. “No birdfeeder!”

I should have acted like a catbird; according to Wiki, they “are not afraid of predators and respond to them aggressively by flashing their wings and tails and by making their signature mew sounds. They are also known to even attack and peck predators that come too near their nests.”

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