Monthly Archives: September 2013

See.Me Presents the Creatives Rising After-Party October 5th

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See.Me (www.see.me) an online, international creative community with over 850,000 global members, is excited to announce the official celebration of its summer long, global campaign #CreativesRising.

On October 5, 2013 See.Me will project over 5,000 images of artwork from select artists who participated in #CreativesRising on the Rockrose Linc LIC, a new 42-story residential building in Long Island City. Along with the six hour projection kicking off at sunset, See.Me will sponsor a city-wide celebration of creativity with a series of events that evening in and around the See.Me headquarters in Long Island City.

See.Me will open the doors of it’s gallery, located at 26-19 Jackson Avenue, for up-close viewing of the #CreativesRising campaign and live music throughout the evening.

A private after-party featuring Nutritious (SpinSpinNYC), DJ APT ONE, DJ Robert Lux (Pegasus Warning), and DJ Big Vic will welcome in the early hours of the 6th of October, continuing the celebration of international and local creativity.

Email party [at] spinspinnyc [dot] com for guest list. 

Special thanks to Rockrose Development Corp. and Brooklyn Brewery, as well as the following sponsors : Timeout, SoundCloud, okayplayer, SCOPE Art Show, ModernSpaces, Contaminate NYC, Societe Perrier, Square Wine&Spirits, and community support from the LIC Partnership.

Brooklyn Shaken & Stirred Returns to The Green Building October 8th

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Following the enormous success of last year’s Shaken and Stirred event, Brooklyn Exposed presents their 2nd annual bash to celebrate the art of mixology, exposing the very best of Brooklyn’s spirits scene with a smorgasbord of small bites from the borough’s favorite restaurants, and an endless array of alcohol from the the most top-notch providers.

Representing Brooklyn on the music tip is the borough’s top-ranking purveyor of all things musically tasteful, producer/dj Nutritious. He’ll be laying down rare grooves and eclectic music to help trip the light fantastic.

The event takes place on Tuesday, October 8, from 6:00pm-9:00pm, at the Green Building (452 Union Street, Carroll Gardens).

Limited advance pre-sales tickets have already sold-out and you must purchase general admission tickets to gain entry to this event. Tickets are on sale now and will sell-out, so grab em up.

Spirits and Cocktails by: Hunter’s, Hawker Bar, Huckleberry Bar, Tooker Alley, Loconda Vini e Olii, Barrows Intense Ginger Liquor, Greenhook Ginsmiths, Van Brunt Stillhouse, Jack from Brooklyn, White Pike, Avua Cachaca, Owney’s Rum, Brooklyn Republic Vodka, El Buho Mezcal, Cacao Prieto, Brooklyn Gin, Four Roses, Templeton Rye, Tub Gin, Vodou Bar, Industry City Distillery.

Wine by: Brooklyn Oenology

Savory Bites by: Pilar Cuban Eatery, Nature’s Grill, Dino Italian, Fairway Market, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Cheryl’s Global Soul, Bushwick Kitchen, Fort Reno, Sembrado.

Sweet Bites bites by: The Chocolate Room and BCakeNY.

This event is sponsored by Fairway Market, Green Mountain Energy, Aqua Pana, and San Pellegrino Sparkling Flavored Beverage

Review and Scenes from the First Annual Lobstah Palooza in Bushwick | Brooklyn Exposed

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The first annual anything is always a crapshoot, but when the stakes include a Bushwick beer garden party boasting 1,000 fresh, wild-caught Maine lobsters cooked on site, served whole steamed or as lobster rolls, there’s not much to lose.

Despite some first-run missteps, (the absence of certain advertised sides like scalloped potatoes, freshly baked rolls, and an apparent lack of lobster pot steamers to keep up with the large turnout of lobster-hungry fans), the First Annual Lobstah Palooza was quite enjoyable in a Bushwick back-yard party sort of way…

Join Zoe Wilder as she goes behind the scenes of the First Annual Lobstah Palooza at The Well in Bushwick via Brooklyn Exposed: http://brooklynexposed.com/photo-gallery/scenes-from-lobstah-palooza

Taste Talks All-Star Cookout | Brooklyn Exposed

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With all of it’s differing art scenes, there’s one thing Brooklynites can agree on: eating is consistently fun. The first annual Brooklyn Taste Talks set out to appeal to the ever evolving Brooklyn foodie palate while paying homage to a range of topics covering our most basic (and possibly favorite) human need. Over the course of the two day event, there were multiple seminars at the Wythe Hotel, a pancake and fried chicken breakfast at Brooklyn Bowl, lectures and Kinfolk Studios, including guest lectures and appearances by Mario Batali, Wylie Dufresne, Dan Barber, Questlove, Alessandro Porcelli, DFA recording artist Sinkane and more. Much a nod to the international consortium of future progress and intellectual discourse “TED Talks”, Taste Talks culminated in a massive BBQ this Sunday aptly titled the All Star Cookout where foodies from all over the country ate standing adjacent to Brooklyn Smorgasbord in East River State Park. While the weekend’s festivities were curated by New York standout chef April Bloomfield (The Breslin, The Spotted Pig), countless chefs, celebrities, oenologists and restaurateurs including April herself came together to present their finest culinary offerings during a delightful sun-filled pre-autumn day.

Join Zoe Wilder as she goes behind the scenes of Brooklyn’s Taste Talks via Brooklyn Exposed: http://brooklynexposed.com/photo-gallery/scenes-from-taste-talks-brooklyn

The Village Voice Captures Zoe Wilder Blowing Kisses to the Crowd at Williamsburg Fashion Weekend

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The Village Voice captures Zoe Wilder (wearing designs by Brittany Erb and accessories by Private Opening) blowing kisses to a spirited crowd at Williamsburg Fashion Weekend on Friday, September 13th in Brooklyn.

Click through to The Village Voice to see Zoe Wilder and view more from the entire weekend: http://www.villagevoice.com/slideshow/williamsburg-fashion-weekend-refused-to-stop-the-party-40383067/26/

Nutritious & Mark Farina | Mushroom Jazz Live at Mighty San Francisco 02-08-13

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This 5.5 hour mix was recorded LIVE at Mighty in San Francisco for Mushroom Jazz featuring Nutritious and Mark Farina earlier this year. Enjoy!

 

 

Melly Mel Flashes It For SpinSpinNYC

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We met through our mutual love of music. Tell us about what’s inspiring you lately.

As much as I love to dance and rock out, lately I have been going through many positive changes in life and am finding a lot of inspiration through female singer/songwriters. From Carole King to Madonna; Alanis Morrisette to Regina Spektor. I’ve been listening through their albums, some of which I haven’t heard in years, and finding strength and empowerment. It’s amazing how music affects you differently at different parts of your life.

You get around. Tell us about your most memorable festival experience?

Of all the hundreds of festivals I have attended or worked at all over the country, my favorite, by far, is Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, MI. It’s hard to even put into words how magical the forest is. It’s a high energy, well executed event. The festival is held on a massive horse farm. There are three huge stages within reasonable distance from each other with great sound and lights. In between two of these stages is a huge redwood forest known as Sherwood Forest. Two hundred feet tall trees are decorated with some of the most amazing art installations and lights I have ever seen. There is something amazing to be seen everywhere. There are hundreds of performers throughout the forest so every corner you turn is a new interactive adventure. I felt like Alice in Wonderland. People also really bring their best, the costumes and camp setups are amazing! I also had the pleasure of working and playing all weekend with one of my best friends in the whole world, Jill, and it truly was one of the best times of my life.

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You’re always rocking the most amazing party outfits and have an incredible sense of style. What are some of your favorite stores to shop at and do you make some of your clothing?

Style is a huge part of my world. It’s my main form of self expression. For me, putting together an outfit is creating a work of art. Brand names are meaningless to me and I embrace clothing for what it is. I love beautiful things and do most of my shopping online, through Etsy and Ebay. This is how I find my one of a kind clothes that no one else has. If you have patience and know how to look, you can find amazing, affordable clothing online. I also hand make a lot of my clothes. Most things I up-cycle from other pieces of clothing and make them into new things, and some I make from raw materials. I have been sewing for about five years now and it is my favorite form of art. Making costumes is most definitely my favorite. When I do shop, it’s mainly second hand, vintage, and thrift stores, and of course Victoria’s Secret.

Recently, we worked together on a photoshoot for SpinSpinNYC. Describe your experience in front of the camera.

I had a great experience working with SpinSpinNYC. My favorite thing about being in front of a camera and photography, in general, is the ability to capture a raw moment in time – – beauty in it’s true essence. You are creating something that can never be exactly duplicated. I always prefer to do shoots with minimal makeup, natural light and and few enhancements. A natural look in photography is hard to come by these days. SpinSpinNYC and I embrace that and it was a pleasure working with you.

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What’s the best show/party you’ve been to this summer?

Recently, Prince’s band New Power Generation did a residency at City Winery in Manhattan. I was surprised with a ticket from my love, and had no idea what I was seeing when I got there. The show didn’t start until 1am. A 20 piece band with an 11 piece horn section took the stage and that was just the beginning. Cee-lo Green joined the band for a song and also Doug E Fresh. Larry Graham followed and did some of the funkiest bass slapping I’ve ever heard. Though his appearance was only rumored, Prince showed up at 3am and killed it to say the least. City Winery is a small venue and being able to see Prince in such an intimate setting was a once in a lifetime kind of thing. I’m a lucky girl!

You’re a dog lover. What’s your favorite kind of dog and why?

I have an exorbitant amount of love for all animals. I am a full time pet sitter and it’s the best job I’ve ever had. Over the past year, I have bonded deeply with a client’s Samoyed, Homer. Samoyeds are big white fluffy teddy bear dogs full of love. He is by far the smartest, most well behaved dog I have ever met, I love him to pieces. Though I love dogs very much, I will always and forever be a cat person. My family does rescue and we have saved and found homes for hundreds of cats throughout my life. I have two of my own, Fudgesicle and Tang, and they make me very happy.

Anything else you’d like to share with everyone?

With festival season coming to an end I am hoping to spend more time in my studio and really start sewing and creating more beautiful things. Nothing makes me happier.