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Around Town : Brimfield Antique Show

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Last summer I made my first trip to Brimfield with Nick and Corinne. What a treat!  This massive outdoor antique show in Brimfield, Mass has been held thrice annually for decades (May, July, and September), and is one of the largest and best known in the country.  The last Brimfield Antiques Show dates for 2009 are …

Around Town : CRYSTALLIZED Store Opening! (Swarovski, of course)

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On June 25, I was very lucky to be invited to a store opening here in New York City. Besides being super excited to have a good excuse to get dressed up, I was thrilled to finally see the complete collection of Crystallized Swarovski Elements and boy was I impressed! The store (499 Broadway) is …

Around Town : A Souk in Brooklyn

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A couple of weekends ago, the Brooklyn Academy of Music hosted a souk, or open air market, showcasing some of the beautiful traditions of several diverse Muslim cultures.   The upbeat music and dance, along with brightly colored handmade crafts, made for a very lively atmosphere. There were piles and piles of beautiful beads…. And so …

Around Town : Beautiful, Affordable Prints...even more affordable until midnight

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July’s issue of Living just hit news stands yesterday, but if you’ve seen it, you may have noticed our coverage in the new “Briefing” column of 20×200.com. 20×200 offers limited edition prints by contemporary artists, and it’s all 20% off through midnight tonight. They offer a broad range of prints. Here are a few of …

Around Town : Renegade Craft Fair Round (up) Two

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While Marcie was busy at her booth at Renegade this weekend, I was free to wander around and enjoy the rest of the fair. I took some pictures of a few favorite spots, but sadly missed a few great ones as well. P.S. I have to apologize for the picture quality – my camera seems …

Around Town : Renegade Craft Fair Round-up

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  It couldn’t have been better weather for the Renegade craft fair in Brooklyn this weekend.  It was packed both Saturday and Sunday.   There was such a constant crowd  that I didn’t get as much time as I would have liked for personal shopping.  I had to stop by Biggs and Featherbelle and pick …

Around Town : Publicolor's Stir, Spatter & Roll Event

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Last April I volunteered at Publicolor’s annual Stir, Splatter & Roll Benefit, a high-energy fundraiser that raises most of Publicolor’s program funds. Guests wore Tyvek jumpsuits and painted canvases alongside some of New York’s most talented artists, designers and architects. It turned out I wasn’t the only Martha person present. Gael Towey, our Chief Creative …

Around Town : Renegade Craft Fair

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Just a reminder if you are in the New York City area or if you want to make the trip – The Renegade Craft fair is this weekend both Saturday and Sunday from 11-7 in Williamsburg Brooklyn.  I have participated in the sale for the past few years and there is always a  great group …