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For The Brooklyn Dad: SKINNYFATTIES

7 Jun


My favorite Brooklyn accessory brand, Skinnyfatties, is offering up the ultimate Father’s Day gift– and at a good price. If you aren’t familiar with SKINNYFATTIES, they take your old fat ties and transform them into a trendy skinny tie. It was all started by Greenpoint-based Joshua after he altered a few for the National Suit Drive. Check out my interview with him here. If you don’t have one to get altered, you can also buy a skinny tie from Joshua’s collection.

This Father’s Day, you can get 20% off a gift card with the discount code FATHERSDAY. Get it now. 

An Early Holiday Gift For You From SKINNYFATTIES

8 Nov

Remember when I told you about SKINNYFATTIES, a Brooklyn-based tie brand that can reshape those fat ties into skinny, stylish ones? Well they have a gift for Becoming Brooklyn readers. During checkout on SKINNYFATTIES.com, use code BECOMINGBKLYN for 20% ($6 USD) off each tie tailored. This code is valid until Monday, November 12, 2012. As always, free shipping worldwide and $1 goes to interview clothes for low-income men, so you’ll have good style for a good cause.

The site is super easy to use, so take advantage and give the gift of skinny ties this holiday season!

Three Sweet Gifts for your Brooklyn Valentine

8 Feb

Still looking for a unique gift for your Brooklyn sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? I’ve picked out three of my favorite sweet treats that I think your valentine will love just as much as I do.

1. Hot and Bothered set from With Love From Brooklyn

Spice things up with this set from one of my favorite curated gift sites, With Love From Brooklyn. The four-pack includes Jacques Torres Wicked Hot Chocolate and Wicked Chocolate Bar, Nunu Chocolates Mezcal Chili Truffles, and Spoonable Chili Caramel. It’s sweet. It’s spicy; and it’s the perfect artisinal gift for the one you love. Use the code HOTSTUFF to get 20 percent off.

2. Knipschildt Strawberry Hazelnut Bark from The Chocolate Room

I have a deep connection with The Chocolate Room and any of their chocolates and baked goods. I’m loving this Knipschildt Strawberry Hazelnut Bark for Valentine’s Day. I like it’s festive and unique look– milk and pink colored white chocolate bark with hazelnuts and strawberry powder. Pair it with these pretty rosewater truffles for an extra sweet surprise.

3. Red Hook Red Hot Cupcakes from Baked

Who wouldn’t like red velvet cake with a hint of valrhona cocoa, layered and topped with your choice of vanilla cinnamon buttercream or classic cream cheese frosting? One of my favorite bakeries, Baked in Red Hook offers the Red Hook Red Hot cake in cupcake form, which I think is a little bit cuter than the whole cake. Contact the bakery soon to place your order.


Bottle Brooklyn.

12 Aug

Do you love Brooklyn so much that you wish you could bottle it up and bring it wherever you go? Check out bottledBrooklyn, specializing in designing unique products that showcase actual elements of New York City. These special test-tube-like decor pieces filled with natural pieces of the city, and are intended to make NYC more accessible to the rest of the world.

So what elements are we talking about? According to bB, each tube contains traces of Brooklyn dirt, grass, water & luck. Each tube is different and is designed and hand-made in Brooklyn, New York. It’s the perfect way to bring a piece of Brooklyn to where ever your travels take you. Learn more and get yours here on their newly launched website.


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