So, sober January. You’ve watched every movie worth watching on Netflix, seen every new release in the theater and you’ve already watched more Law & Order re-runs in your life than any human should. You’ve been to yoga, hit the treadmill and taken long walks. What does a person do to be social when the bar is off limits? Learn something new, in this case, all about cheese. Chris George is a total cheese-world star who has set up shop in Greenpoint, opening what he’s calling The World’s Smallest Cheese School on Freeman Street. Sign up for Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cheese (In two hours), and, well, you’ll learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about cheese. There will be ample opportunity to taste what George, who has worked everywhere from Neal’s Yard Dairy in the UK to Murray’s, Bedford Cheese Shop and The San Francisco Cheese School, is talking about. And, if you’re not teetotalling, feel free to bring libations along. The class is $50, and begins at 7pm.
It’s hard to focus right now, we know. Every site (including ours) is showering you with gift guides. So today we’re making it easy and zeroing in on two local shops and one homegrown brand that will make you look like the most thoughtful girlfriend/husband/mom/BFF on the planet. Owl and Thistle General Store: This Crown […]
Rachel Winard makes all of Soapwalla’s products in Brooklyn, from natural, organic ingredients that are wholesome and nourishing to your skin, hair and body. There are no gimmicks, no harsh chemicals or toxic additives–you could find most of the ingredients that go into her products in your local market. They’re also incredibly refined, effective and […]
In the last month, Brooklyn has seen the arrival of frigid weather, a new mayor elect, and an enormous Sephora in Cadman Plaza. This is just the latest in an onslaught of chain stores invading brownstone Brooklyn, and although I wanted to boycott the mega store just on principle, the allure of such an upscale […]
Each month in our Meet Your Makers series, we explore the back story of covetable, functional home goods and fashion, from a marble piggy bank to grass-fed bags. This month brings together three designers who can brighten your holiday greetings with unique handmade cards, and in one case, an app that allows you to […]