Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Crazy Catch-Up Post

This is a shot I took in Soho after seeing Exit Through the Gift Shop, the awesome documentary about street artists Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Space Invader, Mr. Brainwash and others and how far they would go for their art, very funny, very cool.

May I say that May has been a crazy month so far: 11 days and it's been 4 holidays (Fete du Muguet, Cinco de Mayo, Korean Children's Day, Mother's Day), 3 marketplaces (Hester Street Fair, LimelightBrooklyn Lyceum Spring Food and Craft Market), 2 movies (Exit Through the Gift Shop, Kick-Ass), 2 store openings (Nordstrom Rack, David Yurman), 2 nights of celebrities and 1 museum gala.  So, here's how some of it went.
There's my boyfriend on his way in.  I fell hard for the adorable drawings by Kristiana Parn, we had Korean kimchi hotdogs from Mama O's Kimchee and then he bought me...
a beautiful necklace by Lauren Haupt, which I wore the next day when we....
went to the Hester Street Fair
which was lovely, but it was around 90 degrees that day so we went to see the street art movie.  Fast forward to the next weekend and we went to check out Limelight Marketplace:
and the site that was once a church and became a club has been reborn as an amazing marketplace of beautiful and unique shops, a gourmet food gallery and outdoor green market.  Restaurants and wine bars are also moving in soon!
I love the cakes at Butterfly Bakeshop, tiered cake chocolates at The Little Candy Cake Company, adorable kitchenwares at Whisk, decadent, fascinating flavors of brownies at Mari's, truly tasty oils and vinegars from Carter & Cavero (we bought fig balsamic), wonderful soaps from Soapology (in lily of the valley and almond!) and the beautiful home designs at Brocade Home.
So, it was a great place to shop for Mother's Day.
I also made my Mom a little tissue paper carnation corsage with this tutorial from Folding Trees



and now there are only 20 more days of May and so much more to do...!

11 comments:

dawnkristine said...

Love the Church/Club/Shops! What fun you get to have in the city!

tris1978ton said...

Looks like a busy few days for you. So sweet what you made for mommy! Gosh! Wish I was crafty like you.

BTW, I wrote up my 3's if you ever want to stop by at The Girlie Blog.

anjelikuh said...

The limelight market place sounds amazing, church-turned market? i've got to check that out someday. Great pictures, looks like this month's gonna be a great and busy one for you!

ChineseKite said...

Lovely events! Thanks for sharing the life in the big city with us. I like the purple gift package. The carnation flower was very pretty.

Craftiness NOW said...

hi dawnkristine, thanks for visiting!

thanks, tris1978ton, i really wish i could find more crafty time :-) thanks for doing the 3's, i'll check it out.

hi anjelikuh, yea, it's sorta crazy time over here, haven't been blogging as much as i'd like ;-)

thanks, ChineseKite, the wrapping paper is actually from target, i'm always impressed with what they have there.

jozen said...

phew! busy girl!

love the corsage.. so pretty!

junghwa by amy stewart said...

The Korean kimchi hot dogs sound so interesting!!

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Craftiness NOW said...

hi jozen, hope u had a fantastic trip! i feel like the busy season is just gettin' started ;-)

thanks, amy, you are the blogging queen, i can't keep up, amazing! i'll definitely try anything with kimchi in it ;-)

sheer whimsy said...

wow! you have been busy!! love the first picture :)

My Owl Barn said...

What a lovely post! Banksy is one of my favorite graffiti artist. His work is treat to the eyes!!

Craftiness NOW said...

thanks, sheer whimsy, yea, this month seems particularly crazy ;-)

hi My Owl Barn, i'm so impressed with Banksy: his art and his courage, he's pretty daring! thanks for visiting.

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