With sunny and warm weekends ahead of us, we feel more motivated to explore and enjoy the unknown. In New York city we are fortunate, as we do not have to travel far to find exotic, fascinating and creative places and Brooklyn is definitely crammed with them. Just take the train, hop on the ferry and enjoy what the fashion, art and design world has to offer across the East River.
|Line & Label|
Greenpoint is a very hot destination now for finding emerging designers, craftsmen and very cool restaurants (Check my previous post to find out where to eat and drink.). This time I wanted to mention a great fashion boutique Line & Label found in 2013 by Kate O'Riley. With her knowledge of fashion business and love for lace and leather, she curated a wonderful collection of clothes, accessories and natural beauty products. My reason to fell in love with that store was the embellished army jacket. I own quite a collection of those but any time I see the creative variation of that jacket, special embroidery, buttons, etc., I cannot resist it.
I found out about RAWVBKNY on Instagram, which helps me discover Brooklyn from all its creative and entrepreneurial angles like no other source available in the internet! I am obsessed with computer and phone accessories made of wood. Wooden keyboard, mouse and phone charger add so much character and custom-made feel to otherwise generic looking computer accessories. As those products are made in Brooklyn and offered at such great price, I do not need any more reasons to support them!
Last but not least, I would like to present one of my very favorite jewelry makers in Brooklyn, Olia Designs. I had a pleasure to meet Olia few years ago as we have mutual friends and I attended the trunk show in her studio in Williamsburg. I remember I bought some earrings back then as a Christmas gift for my friend. Next Christmas I received my most-beloved gift Cherry Blossom Branch necklace, which is one of the most amazing pieces of jewelry I have ever seen. The story of Olia's business is a fascinating one and I admire her courage to quit a well paid job and follow her passion.
As I am a natural born Brooklyn lover, expect that this Summer I will provide you with numerous reasons to explore this beautiful and unique neighborhood of New York City.
Let me know what are your favorite places and spaces in Brooklyn!