We’re Collaborating with West Elm for St. Jude…

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In collaboration with local West Elm stores, we will be donating a percentage of our sales proceeds from our upcoming West Elm LOCAL Pop Ups to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our donations will help in finding cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases and will help provide financial support to families so that they can focus on treatment and care for their children. Shop us at our upcoming West Elm Pop Ups and join us in supporting St. Jude’s mission.

Our upcoming West Elm LOCAL Showcases are:

WEST ELM Chelsea

112 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 12:00pm-5:00pm

 

WEST ELM DUMBO

2 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 12:00pm-5:00pm

 

We look forward to seeing you!

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House of Jai Trunk Show

It’s a beautiful morning for our second and last day at our House of Jai trunk show (1456 First Ave, NY 10021). Come by for a visit and check out their yoga sessions and our Pampering Station! We’ll be here until 2:30pm today so see you soon!

 

Returning to Om

IMG_4969Is life getting you stressed? Do you feel as if you don’t have time to take a break? If so, then it may be time to recharge.

Here are some strategies we’ve found helpful when recharging and getting in some quality time:

  • Meditate – Take your mind off everything. And, we mean ev…ver…ry…thing! Even if it’s for five or ten minutes during the day, take a seat, dim the lights, close your eyes, and breathe. Focus on your breathing, as you inhale and exhale through your nostrils. Whether you choose to do this during the morning, afternoon, or in the evening, it’s a great way to calm and recenter your mind and body.
  • Plan a friends’ night out – Catching up with friends and family is a great way to destress and reconnect with the awesome people in our lives.
  • Have a movie night – Pop in some DVDs or binge watch your favorite shows on Netflix and laugh the layers of stress away!
  • Soak in the sun – Boost those endorphins and get some vitamin D while you’re soaking in the rays of sunshine. Please remember to wear sunscreen when heading outdoors :).
  • Nosh on some healthy snacks – We love snacking on nuts, fruits and veggies. The nutrients energize our bodies and boost our mood!
  • Get active! – Hiking, biking, boating…enjoy activities that get your body going to help the blood flow and oxygenate your system. It’s an ideal way to decompress and to take your mind off of the daily stressors in our lives. 

Doing the right things to destress can help to relieve the body of the potentially damaging effects that stress can cause to our emotional and physical well-being. At the end of the day, do what you can. And, your mind and body will learn to let go. To recenter. And, to refocus on the more important things in life.

Thank you for being kind to your body.

It’s Charity Tuesday…

It’s Charity Tuesday and our donation this month helps beat the Summer heat! 

(Read more about the inspiration for our monthly donations… https://naturallysusans.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/we-were-inspired/

Join Us at Celebate Brooklyn!’s Summer Concert Series!

We’re so excited! We’ll be among 17 local artisans selected to participate in our shop at BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! Summer concert series. This is our fourth season participating in the Shop and our all-natural and organic skin care products from Bug Sprays to Facial Mists to our coveted Avocado Moisturizers will be featured with other wares including picnic blankets, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind apparel. The Shop will be open during each performance, so come by to enjoy the performances and to say hello! 

For more details, see our press release below or check out our website at http://nyhandmadecollective.org/celebratebrooklyn/


NY Handmade Collective (formerly Etsy NY Team) is back at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! with NYC’s handmade finest

Back for a seventh season, the NY Handmade Collective (formerly known as the Etsy New York Street Team), a local community of professional artisans, will again be the sole merchandise vendor for BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!, the premier outdoor summer festival concert series in Prospect Park. 
From June 7th through August 12th, NYHC will give show attendees exclusive access to a diverse, all-handmade capsule market of goods made by local artists – your friendly staff during all of the shows. Come in and talk shop with any one of them to find out more about NYC and the handmade market collective, the techniques that go into producing their wares, or just to say hello!

Whether a local Brooklynite or a visitor to the borough, anyone attending BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! this summer will be drawn to supporting the NYHC artisans by shopping local and taking home a one-of-a-kind gift as a tangible reminder of the experience.

About BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

In its 38th season, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! is one of New York City’s longest running free outdoor performing arts festivals. Launched in 1979 as a catalyst for a Brooklyn performing arts scene and to bring people back into Prospect Park after years of neglect, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! was an early anchor in the park’s revitalization. Over its history, the festival has presented over 2,000 artists and ensembles reflective of the borough’s diversity. Most BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! performances are free.

About BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn

BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn is a multidisciplinary arts and media non-profit dedicated to presenting contemporary arts, performing arts, and community media programs that are reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, and to providing resources and platforms to support the creative process.

About the NY Handmade Collective

Created in the summer of 2007, the NYHC is made up of over 250 artists, designers, and crafters based in the metro New York area who create and sell handmade items on Etsy.com, a global marketplace for handmade goods. NYHC is a vibrant, nonprofit group of regional artisans committed to educating the community and developing the potential of its members through mentorship, market opportunities, and small business development. By focusing on selling events, clarifying the creative process, and the promotion of quality handmade goods, NY Handmade Collective broadens individual possibility while bringing people together, expanding the circle of community in our wider world. To learn more about the NY Handmade Collective visit http://nyhandmadecollective.org.

We’ll be at Chelsea Market!

Our shop opens at ID Pop Shop in Chelsea Market on Monday, May 15th, at 10:30am! We can’t wait to see you there! Our shop will be across from Amy’s Bread!

ID POP SHOP at Chelsea Market

Monday, May 15, 2017 to Sunday, May 21, 2017

75 Ninth Avenue, NYC (between 15th & 16th Streets)

Shop Hours: 10:30AM – 7:30PM

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Enter to WIN a Mother’s Day Giveaway!

Enter to Win! We partnered with doNYC for a special Mother’s Day Giveaway!

Only three days left to enter for a chance to win our coveted Avocado Moisturizers 3-Pack Gift Set! The set includes an Avocado Lavender, Avocado Rose, and Avocado Lemongrass Moisturizers!

Click on the link to enter now http://donyc.com/p/win-a-mothers-day-skin-care-pack !

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Foods to Get You in the Mood…

NS EggsFoods to get you in the mood…the mood to exercise that is. As warmer Spring weather arrives and we begin to enjoy more outdoor activities, we often think about eating better and getting into shape. But working out requires energy. So, what are we to do to get ourselves motivated? We can begin by incorporating certain energy-boosting foods into our diet, so we rounded up some foods that can provide the body sustained energy and enhance your mood to get you going.

Here are some delicious and great energy-boosting foods:

  • Eggs: A good source of protein and iron to produce hemoglobin that carries oxygen to the blood.
  • Kale and Leafy Greens: High in folate, a naturally-occurring B vitamin, these types of vegetables have been shown to combat depression, promote cell growth, and provide vitamins and minerals for a healthy body.
  • Ginger: Stimulates circulation, boosts the immune system, and can give your body a lift when it’s feeling low.
  • Nuts: Magnesium-rich almonds, cashews, and other nuts can offer the body sustainable energy for the day.
  • Goji Berries: These little reddish-colored berries are a superfood that can help to manage stress and boost mood and maintain energy levels.
  • Raw Cacao: A great source of iron and antioxidants for the body and has been shown to reduce stress hormones.
  • Water: By staying hydrated, this prevents the body from feeling lethargic. Drinking 40-60 ounces of water daily keeps the body well-hydrated and flushes out toxins.

Happy Spring! And, thank you for being kind to your body!