Dear Santa :: Live A Quiet Life

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The next installment in my 'Dear Santa' plea letters is for a knock-your-socks-off piece of wall art. Not just any print, but one that actually speaks for itself and means more than meets the eye. In fact, I've found the perfect one already (go figure)..... Santa, take note. 

Leave it to the ever-so-talented Miss Dana Tanamachi to launch a little print shop right before the holidays. Best known for her large chalk art installations and numerous magazine covers, this little lady has brought the notion of meaningful giving into the forefront this holiday season. Currently, she's offering a single quote in four different color variations. Here's the heart tug. Each color represents a cause; black is for Restore NYC, green is for Save Our Streets, red is for Many Hopes and blue is for Grace in the Storm. Literally 100% of every single sale goes towards their designated organization. 100%. It's a brilliant and meaningful gift, a conversation starter and a purchase with a purpose. 

'Live a Quiet Life and Work with Your Hands'....  now doesn't that just sound divine? 

For other ideas on gifts that give back..... visit my list from last year here

Renegade Craft Fair :: Brooklyn

Saturday is going to be a day of epic proportions. I have a delightful brunch planned with some top notch ladies and then I will be heading straight over the bridge to the Renegade Craft Fair. Have you been before? 

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The Renegade Craft Fair is like the mecca of all meccas for everything crafty under the sun. This year marks Brooklyn's eighth fair and it will be held at the East River State Park, aka the Williamsburg Waterfront . There are over 200 of the very best little nimble craft makers in the empire state descending on the park and I can't wait to see all of their amazingly unique and crafty things. Plus, it's also a mecca for the best food trucks and group DIY sessions. So, yes, basically my heaven on earth. 

And it gets better..... there will be a screen-printing workshop lead by Gowanus Print Lab, a chance to make and send your very own hand designed postcard with Smallknot, of course a free photobooth to capture the day from Magnolia Photobooth and a shopping soundtrack full of great beats from Sugartown Industries

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One of my personal favorites this year is Good Season. You may remember the jewelry company from my post on gift giving, where I highlighted one of their friendship bracelets that were made to help support the nonprofit Restore NYC. Word on the street, the crafting street that is.....  is that their designer herself, Marie, will be on hand at the fair displaying their new line. She will also be making the rounds at each of the Renegade Fair's around the US, so if you aren't here in Brooklyn, be sure to swing by and say Hi to her at either of these other two locations (she's the most lovely gal!) :: San Francisco- July 21 + 22, Fort Mason Center, 11am-7pm // Los Angeles- July 28 + 29, Los Angeles State Historic Park, 11am-7pm.

Do you fancy that necklace shown above? Well, if you do... and you've read this post this far.... then you may be in luck. Be sure to stop back here next week to see how to win that very necklace for yourself! 

Photos :: E + here & here