11/30/15 11:00am
11/30/2015 11:00 AM |


Sponsored By Artrider's CraftBrooklyn.

CraftBrooklyn is a one-of-a-kind craft show and sale that features 100 makers from around the country.

Created By BlankSlate

Meet one hundred of the most talented fine craft makers in the country and shop for outstanding handmade goods at the new CraftBrooklyn this weekend. The participating emerging artists and seasoned makers take small businesses to the next level by creating unique and innovative objects. You’ll be able to find one-of-a-kind and limited edition creations of contemporary ceramics, furniture, fashion, jewelry, steel sculpture, blown glass, home furnishings, painting, photography, and more.

CraftBrooklyn is brought to you by Artrider, producers of many of the top craft festivals in the Northeast. The event takes place at the Brooklyn Expo Center—home to many of Brooklyn’s hottest arts and food events. (more…)

11/05/15 3:41pm
11/05/2015 3:41 PM |

Sometimes a great short film comes to us from an unexpected place—like “The Gentleman’s Wager II,” starring Jude Law, Giancarlo Giannini, and Zhao Wei, presented by Johnnie Walker Blue Label. Replete with beautiful scenery and clever cameos, we can’t stop watching this project.

The film starts with a game of bocce ball between Law’s and Giannini’s characters at a lovely Italian villa, but quickly escalates when a bet is placed between the two players: that Law can’t make it to Monaco in Giannini’s rundown vintage racecar (his most cherished possession) by noon the next day. The prize? The winner keeps both the car and the villa. The catch? This car hasn’t been driven in 40 years, and it’s up to Law to get it back into racing shape before he can even leave the garage.

Even after he gets the car up and running, Law runs into plenty of obstacles on his way to the finish line. A herd of sheep blocking his way? Check. Engine troubles? Check. But he doesn’t let these setbacks get him down. Instead, he accepts the help of others and, in return, thanks them for their acts of kindness (whether that’s by giving up his sunglasses to a helpful shepherd or passing on a bottle of Johnnie Walker to the man whose fresh paint he just smudged).

Throughout the drive, it’s clear that whether he wins or loses, Law is happy just to spend time with this one-of-a-kind machine. And for us, that’s the takeaway: it doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you do it with love and share that passion with others. The blenders at Johnnie Walker exemplify this attitude—they take their craft seriously, not out of responsibility but out of joy. And we see in the film that this approach works; the acts of gratitude to (and from) the people he meets make Law victorious no matter what. And winning the car and villa? Well, that doesn’t hurt either.

This post is sponsored by Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

10/19/15 8:55am
10/19/2015 8:55 AM |


There’s something kind of magical about finding a special piece at a yard sale. It takes a certain skill set, but if you have it you know there’s a warm-and-fuzzy, rewarding feeling that comes from spotting gold (not literally…but, like, maybe literally, if you’re lucky?) in a pile of bits and pieces someone has discarded. We appreciate the people who look at what could be considered a pile of junk and see the potential for something amazing.

As you can see above, that’s just what the Krylon crew did with their 127 Yard Sale. Led by Amy Devers (a jack-of-all trades whose pursuits include furniture designer, carpenter, TV personality, and design blogger) set out along Highway 127 for the world’s longest yard sale. They traveled 690 miles, stopping along the way to discover objects that they knew could be revived with nothing more than a fresh coat of paint. Throughout their travels, the crew picked up 127 hidden treasures and gave them new life with unique Krylon products and finishes.

But the journey didn’t end after this road trip. Instead, all 127 items were put up for sale in Pinterest’s first-ever online yard sale. In the spirit of giving, proceeds from these sales benefit Charity Wings Arts and Crafts Center, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire people of all ages to gather, give back, and create art.

Want to snag one of these amazing pieces for yourself? Check out the sale here! And if you’re more interested in sprucing up something for yourself, head to the “projects” section to get inspired by excellent DIY tips from the Krylon crew. Either way, we know you’ll come out with something distinctly beautiful. 

This post is sponsored by Krylon.

09/10/15 11:27am
09/10/2015 11:27 AM |

Long layers. Bold colors. Old-Hollywood curls. Unlike teasing (yikes), some things never go out of style—like TRESemmé, who have been the official hair care sponsor of New York Fashion Week for fifteen seasons in a row! It’s a well-known fact that you can always look to the runway for up and coming hair styling trends, and while some of us don’t have the professional (or Instagram-worthy) skills to make ourselves look like a runway model, TRESemmé’s products make it a whole lot easier.


08/25/15 8:47am
08/25/2015 8:47 AM |

The Grand Slams

If you’re anything like us, you have some serious love for breakfast. Of course, there are some obvious reasons—you know, the ones our mom would give: it’s the most important meal of the day, it kick-starts your metabolism and gives you enough energy to make it through the day (or at least to lunch)…and so on.

But. Also. It contains what are arguably the best basic components of all three meals. Components that can, and should, be eaten at all times of the day. (Like, who doesn’t love a good dinner omelet? Or a midnight bacon snack? We’re not the only ones, right?) To be honest, this—much more than its other virtues—is where our true breakfast appreciation has its roots.


08/07/15 11:00am
08/07/2015 11:00 AM |

Brooklyn Greenway Half

Sponsored By Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is the 501c3 non-profit committed to the development, establishment and long-term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

Created By BlankSlate

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI), in partnership with South Brooklyn Running Club, presents the Brooklyn Greenway Half — the only half marathon and 5K exclusively on the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. The third annual Brooklyn Greenway Half will take place on Sunday, October 18, 2015.

The Brooklyn Greenway Half takes runners on a 13.1-mile journey along the waterfront on a Red Hook-to-Greenpoint loop, offering memorable views of the skylines of midtown and lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges. The 5K course leaves from the Columbia Waterfront District, runs through Brooklyn Bridge Park and turns around at Jane’s Carousel. (more…)

07/21/15 11:00am
07/21/2015 11:00 AM |


Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

Created By BlankSlate

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is bringing fantastic new opportunities for creativity and voice to Coney Island and the surrounding community!

After two years of planning and hard work, BRIC’s Brooklyn Free Speech has launched its new, state-of-the-art television studio at the Coney Island Library. This partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library will provide Brooklynites access to up-to-the-minute video technology, a range of free and low-cost classes, and the opportunity for having the programs they create cablecast throughout Brooklyn. (more…)

07/20/15 11:00am
07/20/2015 11:00 AM |

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Epic Ride

Sponsored By The Epic Ride.

The 7th annual 40-mile bike ride from Greenpoint to Rockaway Beach along the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2015.

Created By BlankSlate

It can be easy to forget that Brooklyn is, for the most part, surrounded by water. From the East River and the New York Bay, to Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Brooklyn’s coastline is worth a tour. And there’s no better way to see all of it in one day than by bike.

Registration is now open for The Epic Ride, a 40-mile bike ride from Greenpoint to Rockaway Beach presented by Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI). Now in its seventh year, this tour of the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront will take place on Saturday, July 25.

Riders will have the opportunity to discover hidden and far flung neighborhoods, pedal through city, state, and national parks and take in spectacular bridge and city views along the Brooklyn Waterfront and Jamaica Bay Greenways. Last year’s event saw nearly 1,000 cyclists take part and this year’s ridership is expected to grow. The route will showcase the potential of a fully completed Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway combined with a completed Jamaica Bay Greenway and will travel along existing, new, and soon-to-break-ground Greenway segments. (more…)

06/23/15 4:07pm
06/23/2015 4:07 PM |

Photo by Julie Larsen Maher

The Bronx Zoo is turning NYC into a massive photo safari to celebrate the 120th anniversary of their founding organization, the Wildlife Conservation Society.

It’s a social media scavenger hunt of sorts, where participants are asked to snap and share photos of New York in all its wild, picturesque glory. All the fun of a trip to East Africa, minus the $1,300 plane ticket, and plus the chance to win a free trip to Belize.

Getting started is simple: All you need to do is sign up at with your Instagram or Twitter account, check out the WCS-provided list of 120 ways to go wild in New York, and then get out there and get to know your local zoos and aquarium. Remember to tag your photos with #NYISWILD and hashtag the corresponding number, from 1 to 120.

Those who submit 10 of the 120 ways to go wild will have the chance to win an all- expense-paid trip to Belize, where the WCS has worked to conserve the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System. Other prizes are available for those who go even further on the photo safari, like becoming a sea lion keeper for a day.

WCS was founded on April 26, 1895 as the New York Zoological Society and opened the Bronx Zoo 4 years later in 1899, where they helped rescue the American bison from the brink of extinction.

The organization has since expanded throughout the boroughs to include the Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and the New York Aquarium, while also conducting field conservation programs in more than 60 nations and in all the world’s oceans.

Tickets to all five WCS wildlife parks will be discounted 10 percent at

06/22/15 11:00am
06/22/2015 11:00 AM |

Sponsored By Make It in Brooklyn.

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership serves as champion for Downtown Brooklyn as a world-class business, cultural, educational, residential, and retail destination.

Created By BlankSlate

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership announced the inaugural Make It in Brooklyn Innovation Summit, which will be held June 25, 2015 at locations throughout the Brooklyn Cultural District.

The summit will bring together 300 of Brooklyn’s leading innovators, makers, builders, and entrepreneurs to explore how Brooklyn can continue its ascent as an international center for commerce and culture.

Discussion topics will include real estate, the arts, tech innovation, restaurant management and the future of manufacturing in the borough. The event will culminate with a pitch contest, where Brooklyn startups will pitch their best ideas to a panel of industry leaders with $50,000 in seed funding on the line.

The day starts at 8 a.m. with a real estate breakfast held at BAM Lepercq Space. There will be a food truck lunch and a cocktail hour right before the pitch contest.

Tickets are on sale at Use code LMAG at check-out for $50 off full-day passes.