Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Not only sea creatures, she also makes bracelets out of metal tags taken off of caskets...yes, caskets. Here's a bit about those: http://thehandoffatima.blogspot.com/2008/12/im-not-morbidreally.html
Here's what else I found out about her: "I am a jewelry designer from New York City, specializing in reconstruction of antique and vintage parts into one-of-a-kind pieces. I sell my work on http://www.thehandoffatima.etsy.com/. My work has been featured in BUST magazine, and newsday.com, along with several reputable blogs." (oooo, now she can include Guerilla Shopper too!)
- Cole Haan 30% off sale until Jan. 1, 2009 - Stuff is already on sale and now it's even more on sale.
- Crate&Barrel Winter Clearance Sale started December 26 with savings up to 60%. Including ornaments, glassware, kitchenware, furniture and more...
Also, if you received any gift cards, remember to spend them quickly - not only are a lot of stores going out of business fast and furiously, but also gift cards often lose their value over time until they are completely worthless. I got a couple and am planning to spend them within the next week.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Portolano Sample Sale
Many items below wholesale
December 8 - 23
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(closed Saturday & Sunday)
15 W. 37th St. (11th Fl.)
Major credit cards accepted
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Looking to move into a solid one-bedroom apartment...SOON? The shopper may have your answer:
Recently renovated very large 1BR w/ great private garden. Brand new washer/dryer & dishwasher. Huge, wide open, eat-in kitchen. High ceilings. Exposed brick wall in BR. Wood floors. Great location - steps away from Smith street restaurants/shopping. Two blocks from F&G trains. Tons of space. Very clean. New appliances. Dogs/cats are OK. Ideally looking for January 1st til April 30th. Can start new lease with landlord as well.
See photos and full listing on Craigslist: http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/sub/956428215.html
Friday, December 12, 2008
Did you know that it's RUN DMC's 25th Anniversary? How old do you feel now!?
So check it out: the Ultra Limited Edition Commemorative T-Shirt co-designed by Marc Ecko and Marco. Shirts will be on shopecko.com next week
My sources tell me that only 1,000 of these were made - and about 100 of them were sold last night at the industry where they were unveiled. I believe they are about $45 each.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
In more sad retail news, SoHo, New York fave Te Casan, the
shoe shop famed for carrying Natalie Portman's vegan pumps, recently folded.
Personally, I've enjoyed many a party 'n' cocktail at this space and simply
adored the sales staff (I even did a photoshoot there once) but alas, Bluefly.com
comes to the rescue--Te Casan shoes anyone?
Special Yves Saint Laurent Event at Housing Works Thrift Shops!
Nearly 500 gorgeous YSL pieces available from from $45 to $250. Get the pictured vintage YSL evening dress for $150.
WHAT: Housing Works Thrift Shops recently received a generous donation of nearly 500 vintage Yves Saint Laurent pieces from a single donor. This amazing collection—including leather skirts, slinky evening gowns, pinstriped power suits, flirty blouses and elegant coats—will be unveiled in its entirety at a free and open-to-the-pubic cocktail party.
A sampling of what’s available (click on links to see photos!):
Black evening dress: $200
Fuchsia evening dress: $150
Red leather skirt: $90
Double-breasted pinstripe suit: $150
Floral blouse and matching jacket: $65
Sheer ruffled blouse: $50
Metallic cocktail jacket: $125
WHERE: Housing Works Thrift Shop at 157 East 23rd St. between Lexington and Third Avenue, 212-529-5955
WHEN: December 11, 6pm to 9pm
Thursday, December 04, 2008
60%-80% off Current and Past Collections
Cash, Mastercard, Visa and American Express accepted. No checks. All sales final. No exchanges. No refunds.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Nooka Sample Sale
40-60% off select Nookas
December 3rd, 4th and 5th
9am until 9pm
Location: 262 West 38th street, Suite 1002 NY, NY 10018, 212-842-2763
Cash and Credit Cards accepted!
This in from the KING KONG of guerilla shoppers (one of my stringers):
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
At midtown restaurant Rouge Tomate, less is more
Tuesday, December 2nd 2008
There are 393 calories in the rabbit Fleischnacke at Rouge Tomate. The nutritionist counted. How many restaurants do you know that have a nutritionist?
Fleischnacke is German for minced meat rolled in pasta and cooked in a stock. At Rouge Tomate, this means farm-raised, braised rabbit rolled up in chestnut pasta and sautéed in rabbit jus. None of the ingredients requires quotation marks.
There's not a mock anything anywhere in this dish. Those 393 calories also include a celery root purée, roasted celery root, roasted chestnuts, chestnut foam and a salad of apples, celery leaves and tarragon.
And that's one of the more caloric dishes on the menu.
My favorite appetizer - the celery root and almond panna cotta - is only 155 calories. The panna cotta is made with unhomogenized whole milk and topped with lots of peekytoe crab, grapefruit segments and fresh tarragon. The calories matter, but only because the food is so exceptional.
Usually the thought of self-consciously healthy food makes me depressed - so depressed I get the urge to curl up with a jar of peanut butter and a spoon.
But I don't feel that way at Rouge Tomate, even though they've replaced most of the fats we associate with haute cuisine. Take butter, cheese and cream away from most chefs and they would throw their hands up in despair. But Jeremy Bearman, chef at Rouge Tomate, has had a few good mentors, including Joel Robuchon and Daniel Boulud.
Here's how it works: Take the lobster à la plancha with green fennel risotto. Usually, what binds a risotto together is butter and cheese. Instead, Bearman uses fennel stock, fennel purée, fennel juice and fennel-fronds purée - the quintessence of fennel. He finishes the dish with sauce Americaine, a brandy-spiked lobster stock with a splash of Pernod. These are robust flavors and you never pine for the absent fats.
Rouge Tomate adheres to an 85-page S.P.E. charter - Latin for Sanitas Per Escam. That means health through food, a phrase that comes from Emmanuel Verstraeten, the founder of the original Rouge Tomate in Brussels. What this really means is sourcing, preparation and enhancement. It's the cult of culinary balance - the balance of taste and nutrition - not a bad cult to be in. But it's bigger than that.
Rouge Tomate may be a prototype for a restaurant of the future - a new way of thinking, a new way of eating, a new way of dining out.
Let me just point out some of the highlights of this wonderful menu: squab and slow-roasted faro salad; Arctic char with smoked sea salt and Asian pear sorbet; and yellowtail amberjack crudo with vanilla salt, a mung bean salad, crispy ginger, kaffir lime and fresh tropical fruit.
There's also dessert, which is where you would really mourn the missing calories. Except you don't here. The chocolate and banana tasting is 272 calories - a chocolate and caramelized banana napoleon, roasted baby banana split and a teacup of rich hot cocoa. James Distefano, the pastry chef, makes a terrific parfait with yogurt, fresh huckleberries, candied lemon and a chamomile crisp. In fact, the only dessert that doesn't work is the Hudson Valley apple soup.
I hope Rouge Tomate is going to be here for a long, long time. Especially if Jeremy Bearman stays in the kitchen.