Same Sky Jewelry, a trade not aid jewelry initiative that supports African women living with HIV/AIDS, will be presenting their latest jewelry at Ana Tzarev Gallery on Friday, December 14 from 5:30-8:30pm. Same Sky founder, Francine LeFrak will be there, along with RHONY's Ramona Singer, as well as co-hosts Carol Alt, Analisa Balares, Kim Brizzolara, Tas Dossal, Lucia Hwong Gordon and more. The new line of jewelry will include their signature hand-blown glass beaded bracelets and necklaces, fabric wrap bracelets, cufflinks, and more, all of which are hand crocheted by artisans in Africa.
Ana Tzarev Gallery is located at 24 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019
It’s that time of year again and as pleasant as the Holiday hype may seem, we inevitably have to face those dreaded shopping malls! If you could avoid the lines, the people, and save a few bucks, online shopping is definitely the way to go these year. Over Black Friday weekend, consumers spent a whopping 52.4 billion dollars, so you can only imagine what those sad empty shelves look like now. We’re going to attempt to lessen that pain and agony you face every time you step foot into that retail-store-mayhem by providing you with a list of extremely savvy cyber sales.
You’re bound to find something for everyone (including yourself!) on your holiday gift list, at this latest concept store to call NYC home.
This Canadian chain which specializes in luxe for less, offers classic, stylish apparel and accessories for men, women and children at unbelievable prices. The retailer has recently opened three stores in New York City alone, with two additional locations in Long Island and New Jersey (blink and you may have missed the Joe Fresh East Hampton outpost which was up and running for the season, this past summer) .
‘Tis the season for sample sales! Whether you’re planning to be naughty or nice start your holiday season shopping or complete your winter wardrobe – here is the lineup of the month’s upcoming and ongoing sample sales and killer deals. Get out your calendars (and your wallets!) below are opportunities you are not going to want to miss.
Who: Surface to Air
What: Men’s and women’s sample sale; snag previous seasons of cutting edge Parisian designs, including leather, knit, and denim, at 60–80% off retail.
Where: Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., near 16th St.
When: November 2nd–3rd; 10:30am–7pm
It’s that time of year again. Your Christmas shopping should be well underway. If you’re like me, you’ve spent the last couple weeks procrastinating, trying to muster up the energy to head down to Union Square and face the crowds. One thing that gets me motivated is food and there are a lot of great lunch spots within minutes of prime shopping locations. Here are a few of my favorites.
Out the Door, sister restaurant to the famed The Slanted Door, is a Vietnamese restaurant located on the Concourse Level of the Westfield Mall. I'm usually not a huge fan of Vietnamese fare, but Out the Door keeps the flavor profiles clean and the options vast.
Ideally, we would all love to flourish our loved ones with extravagant gifts during the holidays. But let's get real: we're broke. Hand-made trinkets and home-made treats are great if you have the time and the talent, but again, this may not be a reality. For many of us who are working with limited funds this holiday season, there are still plenty of stylish options.
No, it's not too early to get a jump start on holiday shopping, especially when it comes to a sample sale.
Starting this Friday, November 4th, the California Market Center presents a Holiday Sample Sale that will repeat every Friday between now and December 17th. That's seven chances to score designer duds at below-retail prices.
New York City is covered in snow, which leaves us with two choices: to haul out our boots and fur coats, or to download as many movies as possible and order takeout until the New Year. I actually chose to do both, and was quite surprised by the traffic I saw in the streets of Soho and West Village. In fact, remind me to email Marc Jacobs about the chaotic lines outside his Bleecker accessories store. Yet, I am delighted to see that so many people are shopping for fashion in such nasty weather. Nonetheless, the Joonbug crew had a little shopping of their own to do this past weekend. Friday was the evening to be downtown at the Shecky's Holiday Night Out event - a somewhat secretive traveling shopping event, filled with vendors and complimentarily cocktails. With such a massive crowd, I did two things instantly: I ran to the restroom to check my hair and then ran to the back to see if I could find Balmain at 99% off. Though I was fooled by the crowd, I was pleasantly pleased with the cute and delicate vendors; every one had its own personal story to what they were doing or selling. Items ranged from jewelry to graphic tees and from spa facials to Chi flat irons.
Clockwise from top left corner: Cast iron Chrysler Building lantern, $64.95 at FishsEddy.com; Shadow Coaster, $10 for set of 4 at Mollaspace.com; Mr. White photo/memo holder, $4.95 at CB2; Hand crocheted flower vase, $175 at BlueTreeNYC.com; Animal clock, $130 at mollaspace.com.
No matter who you're shopping for, these darling picks make great gifts! Clockwise from top left: Stila mini lip glaze set, www.Sephora.com; brass Forget-Me-Knot ring, www.FredFlare.com, Slim by Cynthia Rowley, www.rizzoliusa.com; star handle magnifying glass, www.BlueTreeNYC.com; porcelain bears, KG + AB; book cover, www.BookCityJackets.com