Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Gusset- Fall Chic @ Palisades mall

Yesterday, I visited my sister in Nyack, New York (Rockland County)  We were exploring the Palisades Mall.  I stumbled upon a new store called Gusset- so new, it does not have it's own website (only a facebook page) With a fall flavor and a great mix of high and low merchandise- there is something for everyone.  Their pieces- including dip dyed plaid shirts, enzyme washed trapeze tees, shredded jeans and wool paisley scarves hit every perfect note for fall.  The pieces are on trend but also extremely wearable.  Although the store could easily pass for a high end boutique, the prices are very reasonable.  If you live anywhere near this mall, check it out! You won't be sorry. 

The Valley Girl Blogger said it very well: the pieces are edgy yet classy and the store has everything you could want.  I will be going back again and again!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Pop Up Shop- Lost & Found Long Beach NY

Tonight, I attended a Pop Up Shop at a local restaurant in Long Beach, NY called Lost & Found.  This restaurant is one-of-a kind because it is truly its own brand.  The chef is passionate about food, and menu items change weekly.  They were recently written up in the New York Times!  Not only is the space used to serve fine and funky cuisine, but every month, the restaurant is converted into a store.

Local hipsters and young entrepreneurs gathered to sell and shop.  Wares included homemade soaps (with all natural ingredients of course) clothing made from hemp fibers with hand screened graphics, re purposed denim pockets as hand bags and air plant terrariums to name a few. Although not all of the vendors have web sites, I was able to dig up some digital dirt:

The event was hosted by Indigo Apparel, an eco-friendly hand made clothing brand.  I recognized the brand owner right away because she was also our waitress this past Sunday night at dinner!
I was coveting the bamboo infinity wrap scarf in cinnamon apple.  I might have to order it online:

Crushin Nadas Empanadas: ridiculously delicious and only available at pop up shop nights-
I had the Steak Nada (marinated skirt steak, sweet peppers, onion, garlic, shitake mushroom and provolone cheese) $8

 Tulip Jones:
A skin care line of all-natural products with no chemicals.  I got the vanilla and sandalwood balm ($18 for large tin) . It can be used as moisturizer and on lips.  It comes in a metal tin, so it has no plastic exposure. The owner/creator is so inspiring because she promotes healthy alternatives to skin care.  Read more about her. 

 If you live in or near Long Beach, NY check out the monthly Pop Up Shop scene: a great way to support local creative talent and to be exposed to new and interesting ideas.