02/11/14 11:00am
Fri February 14, 2014
Pick up something naughty and something nice for your valentine this Friday at Stems pop-up flower shop inside Babeland Brooklyn. Photo: Stems

Pick up something naughty and something nice for your valentine this Friday at Stems pop-up flower shop inside Babeland Brooklyn. Photo: Stems

A heart-shaped box of chocolates, some roses from the bodega and a bottle of Yellow Tail are about as romantic and fun as a night in reading Immanuel Kant (sorry philosophy buffs, but that’s some dry stuff right there) and drinking earl grey tea. Spice things up a little this year with a trip to Babeland Brooklyn on Valentine’s Day where Stems Flower Shop is opening a pop-up at 4pm, offering a number of unique bouquets–because nothing says “I love you” like a bouquet of flowers, a sex toy and some arousal balm. If you spend $75 or more at Babeland you get 20% off a bouquet. And if you’re looking for something to do between the flowers and the foreplay, here are 13 heartfelt happenings in Brooklyn this weekend.

02/07/14 3:07pm
Sat February 8, 2014
Ti Chang, co-founder of Crave, a San-Fran sex toy startup, is in town to teach a Build-A-Vibe workshop at Babeland Brooklyn tomorrow. Photo: BB

Ti Chang, co-founder of Crave, a San-Fran sex toy startup, is in town to teach a special Build-A-Vibe workshop at Babeland Brooklyn tomorrow. Photo: BB

Celebrate a V-day of a different sort this Saturday at Babeland Brooklyn. The Park Slope pleasure shop is hosting a Build-A-Vibe workshop. It takes about 20 minutes to assemble the discreet device, and the workshop is a special event with the San Francisco-based sex-toy startup, Crave, which co-founders Ti Chang and Michael Topolovac launched two years ago through a crowd-funding campaign. All Crave’s toys are made here in the States, and thoughtfully crafted through what Topolovac calls a “considered design” process–there’s no over-the-top elements or crazy bright colors, as the duo prefers to keep things satisfyingly simple. Today and tomorrow are the first workshops Crave’s conducted in NYC. Each attendee will be building their Duet model vibrator, which is designed with a similar power technology as an iPhone; rechargeable up to 500 times using a USB port; and waterproof up to 100 feet, just incase you were curious. The workshop is usually $149 (the cost of the Duet), but tomorrow’s event is 20% off and expected to sell out, so make sure to RSVP.

09/10/13 4:00pm
Sat September 14, 2013
Babeland is no longer a teenager; come celebrate its 20th anniversary at the sex shops Bergen Street outpost on Sept. 14. Photo: Babeland

Babeland is no longer a teenager; come celebrate its 20th anniversary at the sex shop’s Bergen Street outpost on Sept. 14. Photo: Babeland

Babeland only opened its first Brooklyn location five years ago but the laid-back sex shop co-founded by Brooklyn resident Claire Cavanah and Rachel Venning has been around a lot longer than that–20 years to be exact. To celebrate the occasion, Cavanah and her crew are throwing a sex party of sorts this Saturday, Sept. 14, at Babeland’s Bergen Street location. There will be no exchanging of car keys or bodily fluids at the party, but you can sip something bubbly and pick Canavah’s brain about her favorite bedroom tips. They’ll also be giving away a free collection of Babeland’s top 20 best sex toys to one lucky attendee, as well as offering steep discounts on all the store’s workshops. (They’ll be $10 instead of the regular $35.) If you can’t make it on Saturday, your story could still have a happy ending because throughout the month of September, Babeland will be giving away one of  its game-changing toys a day to a customer. Here’s hoping you get lucky.