Archive | November, 2010

Three Gifts for the Retro Brooklynite

30 Nov

Do you have a passion for vintage style? Check out Brooklyn Retro, an online shop selling vintage furniture, collectibles, kitchen items, jewelry, toys, and decor. Brooklyn Retro even delivers locally! Check out three of my favorite items from the shop:

Vintage Wall Clock, $36

Desk Organizer, $18

Mid-Century Shot Glass Set with Caddy, $36


Tour the Brooklyn Christmas Lights

29 Nov

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The Dyker Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn is known for its extreme Christmas decor; it was even featured on TLC’s “Crazy Christmas Lights.” Get into the holiday spirit and buy your tickets for a Christmas Lights Tour of Brooklyn! For $55, you get a 3.5 hour tour filled with mechanical reindeer, glowing nativity scenes, and 30-foot toy soldiers. The tour even stops at the Mona Lisa Pastry Shop and Cafe in Bay Ridge.

Run by New York City licensed tour guide and Brooklyn native Tony Mula, tours begin December 3rd, and last through December 30th. Get your tickets here!

Farmers Market Find of the Weekend 11.28.10

28 Nov

Celebrate Small Business Saturday!

27 Nov

It’s official. Black Friday is over and today is Small Business Saturday. I’m a big advocate for shopping local– and that means shopping small Brooklyn businesses for me. Luckily, there’s an easy resource to help us honor local businesses. Website “Shop Brooklyn” is an easy to use directory of Brooklyn shops. Just pick your category, search a business name, or browse the list to find what you’re looking for.

Shop Brooklyn is a part of a borough-wide awareness campaign, initiated by the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office, highlighting Brooklyn’s unique neighborhoods and thriving shopping corridors. It helps awaken Brooklyn pride, and helps small businesses thrive. Merchants can sign on free of charge and offer their special “Brooklyn Bonus” (a special deal or discount) throughout the course of the program. That means deals for us shoppers!

Start your holiday shopping today on Shop Brooklyn for Small Business Saturday. Not only will you help the local economy, but you’ll also find some unique gifts too!

VOTE: Favorite Brooklyn Pie?

25 Nov

Clean up with Brooklyn

24 Nov

The worst part about Thanksgiving dinner? The mess you’re left to clean up after all of your hard work has been gobbled down. Make your cleaning a little bit cuter with these Brooklyn-themed flour sack towels from “live from brooklyn” on Supermarket HQ. You can purchase a set of 6 for $75 or $15 each. They’re the perfect way to brighten up the load of dishes in your sink.

If you like Becoming Brooklyn…

23 Nov

Are you a Becoming Brooklyn fan? Are you into the environment? Sustainability? Then you’ll definitely like Brooklyn-based company Mother Nature & Partners‘ new blog too! MN&P is a Marketing/PR agency that focuses on the environment and corporate responsibility, and they work out of DUMBO, so you know they’re cool.

Check out the site and make sure to follow them on Twitter (@mnandp). I hear they have a pretty good blogger too! 😉

Spotted on Henry Street

23 Nov

HUGE Great Dane in front of the Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar

Brace Yourself with Brooklyn.

21 Nov

Looking for a gift for one of your favorite Brooklynites? Check out this leather bracelet with an engraved gold nameplate. The bracelet is part of a collection created by ELMABLINT Jewelry on Etsy. This piece goes for $150 and makes a fabulous holiday gift.

Farmers Market Find of the Weekend 11.20.10

20 Nov