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LULZ & Broad City

LULZ & Broad City

I was pretty sure this post was going up late, but I just couldn’t help myself. Then I started asking around and realized that there are a lot of people out there who haven’t yet watched Broad City, despite the fact that the season finale aired over a month ago. Regardless of whether you think(…)

Of Cocktails & Burgers: Alameda

Of Cocktails & Burgers: Alameda

The first reason to pay a visit to Alameda in Greenpoint is the look: before Ramona had people in the neighborhood buzzing, Alameda had resuscitated art deco restaurant design. Geometry rules the space: from tiles and wood on the floors, to hexagon moulding and rectangular pendant fixtures on the ceilings, every piece locks in place.(…)

Perfume Search Done: CB I Hate Perfume (For Life)

Perfume Search Done: CB I Hate Perfume (For Life)

I have this annoying habit of buying perfumes that get discontinued. My first perfume was a Tocca Eau de Toilette, eau no longer. Second: Fresh Index Bulgarian Rose – nixed. Tokyo Milk Scarlett No. 58, off the shelves. Sigh.  But now that I’m down to the bottom of my Tokyo Milk solid, I’ve been on(…)

Leah’s Ladies

Leah’s Ladies

Girl Crowd Print, $20 There is something so bewitching to me about Brooklyn based Leah Reena Goren’s prints!  So many of them feature simple subjects like a group of women, some cutie cats, or the phases of the moon, yet they make me feel so many feelings. Girl Faces Dress, $120 Leah’s contributed her gorgeous(…)

Valerie Hegarty’s Untamed Art

Valerie Hegarty’s Untamed Art

Brooklyn based artist Valerie Hegarty’s signature style, an explosion of nature overcoming humanity’s attempt to civilize and make sense of it, reminds me of that show Life After People.  Do you guys remember that show?  Touted as a “documentary” by the History Channel, it was all about what would happen to the world, and what(…)

The Most Delicious Beer = Bees in the Trappe

The Most Delicious Beer = Bees in the Trappe

  A month or so ago, I attended the awesome Village Voice Brooklyn Pour – an event I highly recommend if you enjoy drinking beer. I tasted lots and lots of delicious beers, ciders and other concoctions throughout the day, but the last taste of the afternoon – Grimm Artisanal Ale‘s Bees in the Trappe(…)

Animals Ask People: Caycee Black of Black + Graze

Animals Ask People: Caycee Black of Black + Graze

Caycee Black has been a friend for over a decade and it’s been an absolute joy to watch her tackle creative endeavor after creative endeavor. She’s obviously preciously beautiful, and we love her because she shares so many of our own favorite perspectives: that Paulie Gee’s is the best, that you should pursue the projects(…)

Animals Ask People: Ria Lopez of RiaNailz

Animals Ask People: Ria Lopez of RiaNailz

There are a lot of nail artists out there, but I always come back to RiaNailz. Whether it’s Henry + Karen’s house from Goodfellas or Beyonce’s Kenzo romper, she takes my weird ideas and makes them into an awesome nail reality (please see the collage below for evidence!). Every time she does my nails, I(…)