The Tribeca Retail Club us having a soiree on June 6th and 7th, dubbed the Tribeca Retail Club Designer Weekend. I did some poking around the internet, and the deadline for vendors is May 25th. It is a time for undiscovered designers to show off their wares, and make connections with the crowd in New York. As you can imagine, it is a great opportunity. The public is welcome to come to the posh loft and see what the up and coming has to offer. There will be a DJ, and all around great atmosphere to mingle in.
If you are a designer wanting a submission package, contact:
212 244 4464
I would make haste, as it is just around the corner, and space is limited to only twenty vendors. If it is just something you want to pop in at and check out, the address for the event is located at 394 Broadyway, 4th Floor, New York, in the heart of the fashionable Tribeca area, at the Chacala Secret Spot. Chacala works in cooperation with Laura Little Productions.
Check out the Laura Little blog HERE. There are some great programs going on in the area of career mentoring for creative people that you will want to check out if you are a designer or artist. It is very hard for some people to make it in the industry for several reasons. Some folks have talent to spare, but lack focus. Some have it “all” but just need to make the right connections and get the occasional encouragement they need.
If you go to the event as a designer, or just someone popping in, I would love to hear about your experience. If you have some great photos, or have any interesting commentary, I’ll publish a “round up” in the summer if there is enough response.happenings | Comment (1)
Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 7th, 2009. The Historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom in Gulfport, Florida, will host the 8th annual Floridiana and Highwayman Artist Show, sponsored by Hula Hula Productions. The day’s event is a great place to find all sorts of tropical furniture and vintage florida kitsch. There is a little something for everyone. According to Hula Hula productions:
All exhibitors highlight old Florida
souvenirs and memorabilia, with everything
from roadside attraction kitsch to the
hand-tinted Florida landscapes of Barnhill and Harris.
Enjoy a nostalgic trip back in time, browsing a beautiful
selection of vintage, collectible Floridiana,
including old Florida books, ephemera and postcards;
flamingo and alligator souvenirs; tinted photographs
from Barnhill and Harris, and other old Florida art;
vintage Florida license plates and roadside signs;
kitschy roadside attraction souvenirs;
fruit crate and cigar box labels;
rattan and other tropical decor, & much more!
Sounds like fun. This is officially enough notice, so if you are going there from a distance, you have no excuse! For more information, visit the Hula Hula productions website HEREhappenings | Comment (0)
When I was in grade school, we spent the night at the natural history museum. It was great fun. We walked around with flashlights in the dark among the mammoths and dropped our sleeping bags on the slick floor of the ice age exhibit. I distinctly remember at that age still being a little afraid or repulsed by the headhunting tribe exhibits with the shrunken heads, but I digress.
The Guggenheim is opening its anyplacewhatever exhibit. As a part of it, there is a bed and bureau on rotating discs that you can actually stay overnight in. You will receive breakfast in bed, but must check out by eight thirty in the morning, lest the museum visitors see you or get a hint of your presence. Oddly enough, the room is booked for the entire rest of 2008. Rates are $299 to $550 a night to be “part of the exhibit.”
There is no minibar, and no other food is allowed in the exhibit, so make sure you have dinner and get yourself all set for the night before turning in.
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As I mentioned before, there are many things to do in Los Angeles to satisfy your craving for midcentiry history. However, it is not the only city on the west coast that still has thriving retro haunts. Instead of going to a place like Madame Tussauds to see history captured in models, you can take a pub crawl through some very historic places who have had literary greats darken their doors on a regular basis.
John’s Grill has been around since 1908. Inside, the interior looks exactly the same as it did back in the day when Dashiell Hammett hung out there. Okay, it is the same except for some memorabilia that is now on display that gives a nod to The Maltese Falcon and old San Francisco. In fact, some first editions are on display here. I wonder if you sat on Mr. Hammett’s stool, a gumshoe novel would start to percolate in your brain. Add it to your list of stops and find out.
If you are thinking about heading west, sign up for the Trusted Tours Newsletter and enter to win a $150 iTunes gift card. They are the folks with the nifty online travel guides. If you win, you can prep yourself by filling your Ipod with a soundtrack that will get you in a ragtime, big band, beat, or groovy frame of mind.
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Teresa, the nice gal over at ScribbleScratch.Com is throwing a party. Actually, since this will be occurring amongst people in various homes and buildings all over the world, its more of a “happening,” which of course transcends party on the hierarchy of cool. The “happening” is a contest and the winner will receive a copy of “Blogging for Dummies.”
The entry rules are very simple.
1) You must have a blog. If you scribble a note in your trapper keeper, no one else will be able to read it.
2) You write a blog entry on your blog letting others know about the contest. Contest page is HERE. Entry deadline is 11:59 PM EST. (Unlike the 11:59 AM that my brain had interpreted it as – therefore inspired by the contest I already had a “Dummy” moment.)
Then, of course, you need to let her know that you entered by commenting with a link to your blog on the contest page. Otherwise you won’t be entered. She is a smart cookie, but with all the reading she is doing of your fine entries, her psychic senses might be a little busy and she might not “pick up on” the fact that someone out there entered. So be direct and tell her!
And, as an added bonus, by posting news of your entry on her blog, you may just get entered twice!
So be a Dummy…enter today! Show her blog some love ! And this way that you can have bragging rights that you beat out the VintageGent-ette for the rest of the entire year, or I can brag until December 31st that I beat you out and that you clearly never had a chance.
(and P.S. -= be sure to bookmark ScribbleScratch or subscribe. Teresa is a very talented photographer and writer and her blog is worth many revisits)blogging, books: Chick Lit and Dude Lit, happenings | Comment (0)
Here is the ultimate gift for that special gal!
Now that you are considering the dress….
You need a tux with tails now on sale from Couture Allure.