Tuesday, August 16, 2011

a ViSit HoME

Most New Yorkers are transplants from somewhere else. I have called Brooklyn my permanent residence for the past six years but I still keep a place in my heart for my hometown in the southwest. I went home for a little visit recently and wanted to share some of my views, indulgences, and adventures from the desert...

good food and wine with some southwest ambience
can you spot the desert creature?
nom nom nom, a feast from one of my fave mexican joints                                                     
mint chip Thrifty's ice cream

thrifting with Yuki, should she have bought this coat?
my $9 thrift score, baby blue/leopard print pony hair flats
meeting new little friends wherever I go
Yuki, Heard museum exhibit designer, gave me a personalized tour


Local band Sister Cities sounded amazing.

mural outside of the Rhythm Room                                                                                                  
 A short but sweet visit. Always so much to do, so many people to see, so many burritos to eat and so little time. 

One last note, I highly recommend checking out the band Sister Cities, they put on a great show and I liked their tunes. Visit their facebook page HERE...

Let me know what you think and tell em Poppsiecoq sent ya.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Craving some Flux

My birthday is in December,  but it is never to early to start assembling your birthday gift list right? I hope I am not the only one that does that. Admit it. You do too...

So #1 for me on my birthday list this year is a bag from Flux Productions. Ryan Greer, the designer and owner set up shop this summer with a booth at the Brooklyn Flea Market. His bags and wallets are handcrafted from leather or cork, and I love the prints he puts on clothing. The aesthetic reads as beach chill and I am all about that. The prints for men and women effortlessly cool, simple and subdued. He even has a banner with a print of Rockaway Beach. The leather and cork is uber soft and there are nice details like rope handles and pockets that enhance the product so much.

If you happen to find the Flux booth at the Flea market and Ryan is there he is ever so nice to talk to and is happy to tell you about his crafting process and why he chooses the colors he does. For example turquoise was introduced for the summer to add some pop. 

Aside from the flea, Flux sells on etsy or you can contact Mr. Greer directly through his website to see how you can acquire one of these beautiful pieces to add to your collection. And for those of you that want to get my birthday presi out of the way, I will take one of everything please!!!!!!!!

For more information, visit www.fluxproductions.net

Flux booth at the Brooklyn Flea market

check out the rope handle on the turquoise bag

some chic wallets

These shoes are meant to be for the boys, but I think any stylish lady could work them.

more goods

Ryan Greer in front of the Rockaway beach print manning the Flux booth.

Monday, July 25, 2011

BrOoklYn FleA FuN

New York is in the midst of a heat wave and to cope I have spent every free moment (awake and asleep) at the beach or laying in front of my window unit AC. On Sunday however I decided to brave the humidity and sun and spend some time in my neighborhood. My gal Laura and I walked over to the Brooklyn Flea Market on the waterfront of the East River to browse, peoplewatch, and escape feeling trapped in our apartments. Seems like I was not the only one.  While I have seen the market a bit more crowded on other weekends, it was nice to see so many people and puppies out.  Enjoy the pics below.

Saltie is one of my fave sandwich spots in the hood, nice to see them represent at the Flea.

Do I need these?

loved this framed map

I fell in love with this needlepoint. You know I love my futbol!!!!!!

East River Ferry coming back to dock.

Thanks for visiting. Stay Cool!!!