Friday's Fab 5 Finds: Autumn

Doo Daa Studio

Doo Daa Studio

Finally the sun is out in NYC!  For the past two days we have had rain and gloom.  I thought I was living back in Portland, Oregon where I spent about 7 years.  Leaves have fallen, the streets are speckled with red, yellow and orange confetti.  Autumn is here.  To celebrate I thought I would post some local autumnal items of interest.

Harvest Cowl from Modern Fibre

Harvest Cowl from Modern Fibre

from Knitting Guru, a crocheted flower ring

from Knitting Guru, a crocheted flower ring

Apple onesie from the African Llama

Apple onesie from the African Llama

From Minerva Knits a pumpkin hoodie

From Minerva Knits a pumpkin hoodie

Keep your head warm, your neck cozy and look good doing it!

Have a great weekend!

Tracey

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Friday Finds: BBQ in the City

art by Tamara Garvey

art by Tamara Garvey

August 1st and you haven't had a bbq yet? What are you waiting for?!   First you will need some bug spray, especially if you bbq in the park or my back yard!  Susan from Naturally Susans is selling her all natural bug spray online and at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park. 

Bug sprays, natural moisturizers and lip balms by  Naturally Susans 

Bug sprays, natural moisturizers and lip balms by Naturally Susans 

So now that you aren't going to attract any mosquitoes you may want to attract a new friend.  I love lobsters.  Lobster prints, lobster salad,  steamed lobster so of course I love this bow tie.  If I wasn't married I definitely would be attracted to a guy wearing a lobster bow tie!

lobster bow tie by  Minervaknits

lobster bow tie by Minervaknits

And if you don't know how to tie a bow tie don't worry, Minerva Knits will send you instructions.  Talk about service! 

Ok so you have your bug spray, you have a cool bow tie to wear, what are you going to bring?  Instead of stopping at the local bodega and picking up a six pack how about doing something different?  This is New York after all.  Brooklyn DIY has the most unique gift you can bring to a BBQ or any party.  Party goers will be so impressed when you show up with homemade mustard.  And bring a kit for the host.

mustard kits, diy pickles,  and cocktail bitter kits can be found at  Brooklyn DIY

mustard kits, diy pickles,  and cocktail bitter kits can be found at Brooklyn DIY

Now get on your bicycle or your Citi-bike and get to the bbq! And if you don't have a bike you can wear one around your neck!

enamel and copper necklace by  Be in the Moment

enamel and copper necklace by Be in the Moment

Have a great BBQ!

Tracey Toole

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