If you’re a fan of winding down while making stuff–like, say paint-your-own pottery–then you should give batik a try. Hiho Batik is a new boutique selling sweet batik clothing and accessories for kids and adults, and they’ve got a Make Your Own space in back, where you can pick up a pillow, shirt or pouch and flex those dyeing muscles you haven’t used since you dumped a twisted, rubber banded T-shirt in a bucket of Rit Dye. Batik is a much more forgiving process, involving wax, and on Friday between 4 and 6 pm Hiho will take $10 off your item ($40 to $50 depending on what you pick) and give you a 20% discount in store when you fill out their form and mention BB in the comments.
There are neighborhood haunts, and then there are bars worth traveling to because the cocktails are just that good. Our Behind the Bar series profiles the bartenders at these destination watering holes, and in this installment, we pay a visit to Matthew Belanger, head bartender at Donna, the stylish cocktail bar under the Williamsburg Bridge […]
“Sometimes you mess up the pancake and you have to make a new pancake.” Sandra Allen, deputy features editor at BuzzFeed, cracked this joke at Indie Media Camp in relation to stories that don’t become the “hits” you expect them to be, but she may as well have been speaking about the entire business of […]
I’ve hosted Thanksgiving nine times over the past 10 years, and it’s something I love to do. Gathering around a table with a mix of old friends and new faces and then watching the whole thing (d)evolve into a drunken dance party is my favorite thing. It’s always been a team effort, with lots of […]
Ah, Thanksgiving, a magical holiday that gathers friends and family around a table filled with flowers, candles, food and an obscene amount of wine. Whether you’re hosting a traditional Thanksgiving, or a Friendsgiving before you head to the family homestead, coordinating a big dinner can be hard work, and unexpected issues can crop up before, in […]