We were sooo excited to see (and better yet HEAR) The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at yesterday’s Inauguration. They are AMAZING and I have been lucky to hear them several times as they are just a few blocks from the shop. Very psyched that Brooklyn could represent in such a special way! Read more about them here…
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Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at Inaguration"
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Atlantic Antic"
Yo, you in town this weekend? Sunday specifically? Come to Brooklyn for the annual Atlantic Antic- and stop by the shop while you are in the ‘hood. We’d love to see you! Want more info? Read more about Brooklyn’s Largest Street Fair here.
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Go Brooklyn Art"
It’s a beautiful day in Brooklyn (in sharp contrast to yesterday’s TORNADOES- yes TORNADOES!), a great day to enjoy Go Brooklyn! Artist Studios (over 1800 in 46 neighborhoods across the borough) will be open around Brooklyn to see and explore. Then you can vote on which community based artist should be a part of a Group Show at the Brooklyn Museum in December. Check it out (more info on their website here) and see the amazing art being produced in BROOKLYN!
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "I Love Brooklyn Onesie", "I Love Brooklyn Tshirt for babies"
Another great pic from a customer/friend/fellow Mama– here is lovely Eloise in our I Love Brooklyn Tee! A perfect present for a Brooklyn-ite or aspiring NYC’er (they are packed in an adorable box , all are hand printed). Also available as a onesie. Let everyone know you (& your babe) LOVE Brooklyn!! I Love Brooklyn Lap Tee- $28.
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Country Living Magazine", "guest toothbrushes"
We were pretty psyched to find ourselves on the pages of June’s issue of Country Living. They picked our beautiful Guest toothbrushes as the perfect detail for your guest bath. We love them, too: they’re made from sustainable bamboo and bring beauty to an otherwise mundane object. Check out the latest issue of Country Living for even more great design tips and recipes!
Tags: "annie's blue ribbon gener, "katy maslow", "michelle inciarrano", "terrariums", "tiny world terrariums"
A few weeks back Ann and I went on a “company retreat/terrarium-making workshop”. Terrariums are really hot right now, and we’ve both been dying to make one. We found the perfect opportunity when Greenery NYC paired up with Ann’s friend Chef Joseph of Yummy Eats for a workshop here in Brooklyn. Joseph cooked up a delicious brunch while we created our terrariums. Since we loved the experience so much, we had to get this great new book, Tiny World Terrariums. It walks you through the basics of building a terrarium, from choosing a container to assembly. They also offer tons of inspiration for beautiful and fun designs. I couldn’t resist adding a little glass squirrel to mine for a bit of whimsy. Check out the pictures of our terrariums, and check out the book to start your own!
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", candy, made in brooklyn
Everyone loves candy, and we have quite a selection of delicious sugary treats at the store! But I must ask, have you tried BrooklynHardCandy yet? If you haven’t, you most definitely should! Handcrafted in the most amazing borough and packaged with care it comes in a variety of flavors including: wild strawberry, blueberry, green apple, tangerine, concord grape and golden pineapple. These are great for gifts or favors, for kids as well as adults. Check out their website and swing by the store to pick up a locally made sweet treat!
Tags: "All Natural all purpose Cleaning supplies", "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Brooklyn Cleaning products", "Haven Air and Linen Spray", "Haven Cleaning Products", "Haven Polish", "Haven Pump", "Haven Scrub", "Haven Soaps"
We recently got in these wonderfully all natural, multi-purpose cleaning products and I have to gush about how fabulous they are. I started with the soap, above, which replaced 3 cleaners I had next to my kitchen sink: Dish cleaning liquid, Hand Soap and a separate “free & clear” baby bottle cleaner. They were all stressing out my beautifully clean sink (thank you, Fly Lady!) and so I am soo glad to now have one, all purpose soap which is elegantly displayed in Haven’s Pump Dispenser ( I debated between the Spout Dispenser & this one, but for my lifestyle I went with the pump- but it’s a tough call)-
Next up was the All Purpose (part of the appeal of all of Haven’s products) Cleaner. It works well, smells nice (lemon & mint) and makes me feel good knowing I can clean Coco’s High Chair Tray with it too- since it’s all natural. All contents are listed on our website, but as an example here are the ingredients in the All Purpose Cleaner, above: Distilled Witch Hazel, Organic Castile Soap (Saponified Organic Oils of Coconut, Olive and Jojoba), Organic Aloe Vera, Vegetable Glycerine, Organic Essential Oil Blend (Lemon, Lemongrass & Peppermint), Grapefruit Seed Extract.
I am getting this one today to dive into my bathroom (along with our enamel scrub pads)- SCRUB. This product is the ultimate multi-tasker, it’s a non-scratching powder that can clean bathrooms, scour dishes, deodorize fabrics and even be dissolved for use as a vegetable wash. Woah. I thought I could do many things at once…
Polish does just what is says– this cleaning and conditioning spray traps dust and adds luster to a variety of surfaces. From wood furniture to stainless steel smudges to your car’s interior, POLISH is a hard-working cleanser and conditioner that keeps everything looking shiny and new.
And Air Linen Spray- with the purifying scent of organic lavender- is a must in our house (btw the Big Gorilla working from home, Diaper Pail odors, you name it…). All Haven products are handcrafted from raw or minimally processed ingredients in Brooklyn, in small batches and are sold in large sizes for easy cleaning and refilling. Make your home a HAVEN home!
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "nyc marathon", "XL Beer Glass"
I just checked in on the New York City Marathon and already it’s over! At least for Geoffrey Mutai, who crossed the finish line at a record-breaking 2:05:06! For the rest of the slow-pokes (just kidding–the thought of running 26 miles makes my old lady foot ache) still working their way through the five boroughs, we wish you good luck and a large beer at the finish line…..
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Love Letter To Brooklyn", "Steve Powers"
If you’ve been in and around Downtown Brooklyn lately, you may have noticed (somewhat cryptic) messages on the old Macy’s parking garage and nearby. I first caught a glimpse of it as I was exiting our local grocery, Brooklyn Fare. If you look up as you exit the store you see the word “DOWNTOWN” almost perfectly framed between two buildings. It’s part of the phrase, “MEET ME DOWNTOWN FOR A FEW” painted on the garage at Hoyt and Livingston. The works are by the artist Steve Powers (also known as ESCO) and are titled a “Love Letter to Brooklyn”. I saw the “ALL I NEED IS YOU” piece last night after closing up shop. It’s particularly amusing as the building is in fact a shoe store, one of many on the Fulton Mall. I love the way the statements work with the context of the neighborhood. In the 19th century the Fulton Mall (a stretch of Fulton which now includes over 200 stores and serves as a major transportation hub) was the major shopping district of Brooklyn. It included the department store Abraham & Strauss (now the location of Macy’s Brooklyn), Frederick Loeser & Co, and numerous dressmakers and tailors. As you walk around the neighborhood, the ghosts of these business’s advertisements remain on the sides of buildings. The area’s current retail tenants are largely discount stores, cell phone stores, and of course shoe stores. The “Love Letter To Brooklyn” to me, combines the nostalgia for the area’s history with the revitalization currently happening. Check it out when you’re in the neighborhood!