Weekend fun on NY 1. A Startup Store was included in the Weekend Feature: Unique Gifts That Won’t Disappoint by:Kristen Shaughnessy. We were alongside our friends at Warby Parker. You can check out their fantastic holiday Holiday Spectacle Bazaar 45 Grand St (btwn West Broadway and Thompson). Check it out!
What’s your big idea? Come to have your invention sketched live by one of Quirky’s professional designers and get a free idea submission on Quirky.com, the easiest way to bring your ideas to life. And, if you like what you see, you can get Quirky swag for free! Get a free Quirky t-shirt with any purchase of Quirky products over $50, and a free tote bag with any purchase over $75 (while supplies last).
Between the party-hopping, the nonstop feasting, and the daylong shopping expeditions, it’s near impossible to find time to unwind during the holidays. If you’re in New York this Saturday, stop for some much-needed R & R with the talented spa therapists from Caudalie.
From 4-7 pm, Caudalie Vinotherapists from the brand’s chic Vinotherapie Spa will be on hand to offer deluxe mini versions of their two most popular treatments. Beat back the signs of holiday fatigue with a brightening eye treatment, which uses the Premier Cru The Eye Cream to erase dark circles (so you can finally go easy on the concealer). Or opt for a hand and arm massage while nourishing your winter-weathered skin with their Vine Body Butter. Just make sure to get there early since everyone loves Caudalie, and the spots are first-come, first-serve.
Not a fan of facials or massages? Drop by anyway to browse our meticulously edited collection of holiday gifts (including Birchbox subscriptions, of course). Pick up a treat for yourself while you’re there: it’s a surefire way to lower your stress levels.
3 days, 3 events, 600 people, beauty, jewelry, tech founders, candy, cocktails, schmoozing, shopping and FUN!!!! Stay tuned…. and if you missed this - part two begins Saturday; starting at 12pm please join us for trunk shows with RumbaTime and Baublebar, live invention station with Quirky, and beauty treatments with Birchbox
Our friendly neighbor and Artspace customer Bill Lubart looks at an amazing piece, Hurricane LIV, by artist Clifford Rosswhile watching a video to learn about Charity Water. A gift that gives twice, the majority of the proceeds from the sale of this photograph go directly to Charity Water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects.
You are probably wondering why we are showing gourmet food on our blog. Two reasons: the first is the real reason and the second to rationalize. Rachel Shechtman wouldn’t be in retail if it wasn’t for her mother Sheila who has been in the Gourmet food industry for years. Second, these gifts are for sale (now!) at OneKingsLane (a startup).
Sheila, aka mom, took Rachel to her first trade show when she was 12 and since then Rachel has been hooked on finding great products and amazing stories associated with them. As for Sheila, she owns a company called Giftcorp which design, develops and produces exclusive gourmet and gift collections for a myriad of corporate and retail partners.
THRILLIST 12/12: Scheming to change their inventory, look, and architecture every few months, this just-opened shop’s beta collection of goods sourced from various internet companies features highly giftable items like the a wine multi-tool from Quirky.com that functions as a pour spout, a rubber stopper, a foil cutter, and a “single-motion corkscrew”, a sex move that likely precipitated Hernandez banging your girlfriend.