Jonathan Adler Warehouse Sale: April 29th and 30th

It’s that time again – the annual Jonathan Adler warehouse sale.  Now’s the time to add Jonathan’s signature Modern American Glamour to your home, all at prices up to 70% off retail.

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Who: Jonathan Adler
What: Annual Warehouse Sale
Where: Jonathan Adler Warehouse
885 East 138th Street (NE corner of 138th and Walnut Avenue) 
Bronx, NY 10454 
– Take the 6 towards Parkchester to the Cypress Avenue stop, walk east on 138th Street to Walnut Avenue
When:Friday, April 29th 9AM-5PM
Saturday, April 30th 9AM-5PM
Why:Savings up to 70% off retail on hundreds of items – furniture, lighting, decorative accessories, bedding, rugs, and more.Jonathan Adler Capri Lamp was $350 now $200 Jonathan Adler Electra Vase was $150 now $50 Jonathan Adler Jaipur Bedding was $78-$298 now $30-$120 Jonathan Adler Lacquer Console was $995 now $300 Jonathan Adler Reversible Letter Pillow was $145 now $25 Jonathan Adler Whitaker Sofa was $2800 now $1000 Jonathan Adler X-Bench was $595 now $250
Limited on-street parking is available.
Delivery is available on-site for a separate charge.
Cash and all major credit cards accepted.
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Sip On Spring ‘Beer Cocktails’ from Peroni Nastro Azzurro

With Spring upon us, I’m excited to share some delicious Peroni infused cocktails to celebrate the season. Shawn Shepherd, mixologist at Palihouse West Hollywood, has put together the below – perfect for those looking for a refreshing drink that still incorporates the desired beer taste.

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Pictured from left to right: The Amaro Al Fresco, The Capri Meets Manhattan, 

The Gold Rush

Below: The Capri Meets Manhattan

 

THE GOLD RUSH

Peroni Nastro Azzurro

2 Figs

½ oz. Honey Syrup

½ oz. Lemon Juice

Dash of Walnut Bitters

Lemon Peel

In a cocktail shaker, muddle Figs with Honey Syrup, add Lemon Juice and ice and shake vigorously. Fill tall glass with new ice and add Peroni gently, add 3 drops Walnut Bitters (or Angostura), garnish with lemon peel.

 

AMARO AL FRESCO

Peroni Nastro Azzurro

1 oz. Aperol

¼ oz. Fernet Branca

½ oz. Dry Vermouth

Orange Peel

In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients with ice except Peroni and shake vigorously. Fill tall glass with new ice and add Peroni gently, strain ingredients over Peroni gently and garnish with orange peel.

 

CAPRI MEETS MANHATTAN

Peroni Nastro Azzurro

½ oz. Sweet Vermouth

Bar Spoon Cynar

Bar Spoon Balsamic Reduction

2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Luxardo Cherry

In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients with ice except Peroni and shake vigorously. Strain ingredients into a chilled cocktailglass and top with Peroni gently, garnish with Luxardo Cherry.

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Brooklyn Itinerary: Cherry Blossoms and Prospect Heights

Each spring, the 220 cherry trees at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden are in full bloom, and to celebrate, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden will host a weekend-long Cherry Blossom Festival, known in Japanese as Sakura Matsuri, from April 30 – May 1.

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This is the perfect time to explore the charming Prospect Heights and endless number of diverse activities and attractions that this popular Brooklyn neighborhood has to offer. Don’t miss the local charm found in the neighborhood’s historic brownstone architecture, mom-and-pop shops and thriving restaurant and bar scene. Marvel at the design of the memorial arch in Grand Army Plaza, and stroll through Prospect Park, the 526-acre greenspace bracketing the neighborhood. See below for itinerary suggestions, additional imagery can be downloaded using the following link: https://we.tl/2E8ImH60Mj, and an insider’s guide to Prospect Heights is available on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1S8tSWS.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Hanami: Cherry Blossom Viewing – Cherry-blossom viewing, known as hanami, is a centuries-old Japanese custom, a springtime occasion for merriment and the contemplation of life’s beauty and transience. Visitors and locals can partake in this tradition at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, home to scores of flowering varieties for public enjoyment. Guided tours focusing on the blooms are held on Wednesdays during the April viewing season, and the more-frequent garden highlights tours touch upon them as well (bbg.org/cherries).
35th Anniversary Sakura Matsuri – From April 30 to May 1, Brooklyn Botanic Garden hosts the weekend-long Cherry Blossom Festival, known in Japanese as Sakura Matsuri. During the festival, which is celebrating its 35th year at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, visitors can enjoy an array of events and activities celebrating Japanese culture, including J-pop concerts, traditional Japanese music and dance, taiko drumming, martial arts, bonsai-pruning workshops, tea ceremonies and manga art (bbg.org/sakura_matsuri).

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Culture & Entertainment

Barclays Center – The 18,000 seat Barclays Center is home to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and, most recently, the NHL’s New York Islanders. The venue is also host to boxing, circuses, family shows and concerts, including Florence and the Machine (June 14), and Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas (July 8) this summer (barclayscenter.com).
Brooklyn Museum –Brooklyn Museum possesses an extensive permanent collection of ancient Egyptian masterpieces, African art, European painting, decorative arts, period rooms, and contemporary art, in addition to rotating cutting-edge exhibitions and programs (www.brooklynmuseum.org).  Current exhibitions on display at the museum include:

  • This PlaceThis Place explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank, as place and metaphor, through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers (through June 5, 2016).
  • Agitprop!Agitprop! connects contemporary art devoted to social change with historic moments in creative activism, highlighting activities that seek to motivate broad and diverse publics (throughAugust 7, 2016).
  • Stephen Powers: Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull) – This site-specific installation recalls the birth of new public art in Coney Island, and the emergence of a uniquely American and wholly “Coney Island” style of painting.

Brooklyn Public Library – Visitors can take in the stunning architecture of the Brooklyn Public Library and enjoy its collection of 1.5 million books and magazines (bklynlibrary.org).
Prospect Park – Go horse-back riding or ride the carousel, visit the Prospect Park Zoo, walk through the breathtaking Long Meadow, and ice skate at LeFrak recreation center. Attend the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell, New York’s longest-running, free outdoor performing arts festival featuring live music (prospectpark.org).

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Dining

Ample Hills– Offering creative flavors such as Snap, Mallow, Pop (marshmallow ice cream with buttery Rice Krispies clusters) and The Raw Deal (vanilla ice cream with chocolate flakes and homemade brown butter chocolate cookie dough), Ample Hills is a great spot to take the kids, in addition to anyone with a sweet tooth (amplehills.com).
El Atoradero– a Poblano Mexican joint that originally operated in the Bronx, El Atoradero features homemade Mexican eats and outdoor seating, ideal for the warm spring weather (elatoraderobrooklyn.com).


Chuko Ramen– Chuko Ramen serves up ramen and Japanese inspired dishes with unexpected ingredients and flavor combinations (barchuko.com/chuko-ramen).

The Islands– The Islands gives visitors a taste of the Caribbean with savory jerk chicken and calypso shrimp (zomato.com/the-islands).

Tom’s Restaurant– A family owned and operated diner known for its pancakes, egg creams and key lime rickeys, Tom’s Restaurant is an iconic diner in New York City’s restaurant scene (tomsrestaurant.net).

The Vanderbilt– A seasonal American gastropub with an intimate and stylish setting, The Vanderbilt serves everything from eggplant lasagna to grilled pork chops (thevanderbiltnyc.com).

Nightlife

Tooker Alley– Serving up classic and modern cocktails, Tooker Alley is a speakeasy that gets its name from the location of Chicago’s famed Dil Pickle Club (tookeralley.com).

Weather Up– The old-fashioned cocktail bar and popular local hot-spot is the perfect place to relax with a high-end drink (weatherupnyc.com).

Shopping

O.N.A. – The trendy woman’s boutique features bold, modern clothing and accessories from local designers (onanyc.com).
1 of a Find Vintage– Don’t leave Brooklyn without purchasing some vintage items, whether it’s clothing or home goods (1ofafindnyc.com). 
Empire Mayonnaise– For unique souvenirs from the neighborhood and a taste of Brooklyn’s artisan culture, Empire Mayonnaise sells a wide variety of mayonnaise flavors including Bacon, Roasted Garlic, Sriracha and White Truffle (empiremayo.com).

Unnameable Books – For the book worms, Unnameable Books sells new and used books and also hosts events including talks, book launches and readings (facebook.com/unnameable).

Transportation

Prospect Heights borders main streets Atlantic Avenue, Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue. It is a quick ten minute subway ride from Lower Manhattan and less than a half hour from Midtown. The 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, and R trains all stop in the neighborhood, as do public buses, making for a smooth and seamless commute from no matter which borough one is staying.

Additional information is available on www.nycgo.com.

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When Life Gives You Lemons….

If you’ve ever had a doubt about Beyonce’s artistic ability and position in the music industry, #LEMONADE is here to help. Tonight, Beyonce released her highly anticipated HBO Special Lemonade and she didn’t disappoint. This full on experience takes us through some of her most intimate moments, something that we aren’t use to seeing. With the use of powerful spoken word and dark vivid visuals she illustrates a story. A story that many, including myself, can relate to. Life gave her lemons, and she served us the best lemonade I’ve ever tasted. She is unapologetic about being a proud black women who goes through different emotions just like the rest of us. She shows us the silver lining between vulnerability  and power and the fine line between love and hate all at the same damn time. This is more than just an album and HBO special, it is a celebration of her culture, love, and women all around the world. Throughout the years Beyonce has served as inspiration for myself and many others, and this art piece was nothing short of that. Safe to say, there are no passengers on her plane. Congratulations Beyonce, you have done it again.

Let us not forget to mention her choice of wardrobe throughout the entire special (I am a fashion student after all). Below are some of my favorite moments from Queen Bey’s #LEMONADE!

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Be sure to take a listen and watch her visual album streaming exclusively on Tidal!

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