Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday !

ig_2017-event_2And, we’ll be at Brooklyn Makers’ Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar! Come shop for holiday gifts and more!!! See you on American Express OPEN’s Small Business Saturday!!!

“The 5th Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar is going to be bigger than ever. We’re not just saying that — this year we’re expanding to a second venue. We have an incredible weekend planned at 501 Union and Green Building NYC with the best of Brooklyn talent: handpicked makers, food, drinks, crafts for kids and tons of fun activities for the whole family. Mark your calendar for Nov 25 + 26 and tag a friend you want to go with! See you there.” ~ Brooklyn Makers

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At West Elm in DUMBO..this is where it all began.

Tomorrow marks exactly one year from when we first popped up at their beautiful new venue. Thank you West Elm DUMBO for partnering with us! You’ve made our journey even more amazing!

Our Pampering Station will be set up at West Elm DUMBO tomorrow, Sunday, November 19th, from 12pm to 5pm..just in time before our December holiday season begins. So, come by, grab a cup of coffee from Brooklyn Roasting Company and shop West Elm‘s wonderful selection of home decor and gifts for the holidays. And, we’ll have our skin care treats ready to help your skin stay moisturized and protected this Winter season. We’ll see you tomorrow!

And, in collaboration with West Elm LOCAL, we’ll be donating a percentage of our sales proceeds from our Pop Ups to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help find cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Thanks for your support!

Fast Forward to the end of the evening when we were so excited to present our first donation for St. Jude to West Elm DUMBO ! Such an amazing year it has been so far and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Our best wishes to you for a wonderful holiday season!

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It’s Christmas in July!

It’s Christmas in July this weekend! Shop our Avocado Moisturizers, Roll On Moisturizers & Perfumes, and Facial Mists & Body Sprays! Gift sets available online at Naturally Susan’s!

artists & fleas - Christmas in July With Artists & Fleas (July 2016)

We’re Open at the Columbus Circle Holiday Market!

On November 30th, it was a chilly Monday morning when we arrived at Columbus Circle to set up our booth for the Columbus Circle Holiday Market. Beginning at 8:00am, we painted, drilled, and worked into the night and tinkered some more early the next morning to fine-tune our booth. And, here we are…

Naturally Susan's Booth at CC Holiday Market 12.2015

We’re in Booth #C7, so come enjoy the festivities, shop for holiday gifts, and nibble on delicious bites! We’ll be here until December 24th, so see you soon!

Holiday shop hours:
 Mondays – Saturdays 10am-8pm
, Sundays 10am-7pm

Holiday Market Location: 
59th Street & Central Park West (near the southwest entrance of the historic Central Park, across from the Time Warner Center)

Wow!!! We were mentioned in Time Out New York!

Come visit us this weekend at the 7th Annual Etsy New York Holiday Handmade Cavalcade!

Where:
Chelsea Market (across from Amy’s Bread)
Ninth Avenue, btw 15th & 16th Sts, New York, NY 10011

Saturday, Dec. 13th & Sunday, Dec. 14th
10:00am-8:00pm

2014 Holiday Handmade Cavalcade ~ Chelsea Market

2014 Holiday Handmade Cavalcade ~ Chelsea Market

 

MEET the ARTISAN: Naturally Susan’s Skin Care + GIVEAWAY

December 1, 2014 as published on Etsy New York Blog

“MEET the ARTISAN” is a blog series that spotlights Etsy New York Team artisans and their craft. In this feature, we learn more about Susan, the creator of Naturally Susan’s artisan skin care.  I had the pleasure of sitting down with Susan and picking her brain. Susan and I have worked at Celebrate Brooklyn together so it is always nice to catch up with her.

Q: What is Naturally Susan’s? Can you briefly describe your business for us?
A: Naturally Susan’s products are about skin-healthy and they’re about versatility. They’re about simplifying our lives and making our lives easier. I used to travel a great deal for business so simplifying my beauty routine and my travel bag whether I was going from day to evening, to the gym, shopping or on vacation are fundamental to the products that I develop. My products are effective, long lasting, and versatile. And, most importantly, my products are about being kind to your body.

Q: Some artisans develop their products to meet consumer needs, while others craft products based on things and/or experiences that inspire them. What is the inspiration behind your business?
A: I started making skin care products for myself because I wanted chemical-free and fragrance-free beauty care suitable for my sensitive skin. Our skin absorbs about 60% of what we put on it, so it’s important to keep that in mind when choosing the right skin care. I found an abundance of toxins and chemicals in many products, so I started researching and developing my own, creating products that are as pure to nature as possible.

Q: Oftentimes, each artisan has a different strategy and objective for their business. What are the next steps for you and your business?
A: The next steps for my business is to further broaden my audience and expand my business. I’ve continued to work with great partners so that we can grow together, domestically and internationally.

Q: Can you tell us some of the partners you have made? Retail stores where we can find your product?
A: Some of the business partners that I continue to work with includes Artists & Fleas. Partnering with them through their markets in both the Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Chelsea Market locations has helped to increase my brand exposure globally. I’ve also continued to work with local spas, schools, and nonprofit organizations to support businesses with philosophies and causes that align with my brand mission. You can shop my products on my Etsy shop and my e-commerce website at www.NaturallySusans.com. Also, select Naturally Susan’s products are available at Artists & Fleas curated online shop and StopTHINKShop’s GOODstuff Holiday Pop Up, a social good pop up shop at 103 Allen Street, in the Lower East Side, during this holiday season. There are a number of things in progress, and I look forward to sharing more news soon.

Q: As many artisans look to grow and further develop their businesses, do you have some advice that you can share with fellow artisans?
A: I’ve learned that if you’re passionate about something, it’s worth exploring. And, whether you’re just starting your business or have been in business for some time, it’s important to join a collaborative network. The level and diversity of experience in the networks are broad and deep and the knowledge that can be garnered benefits both budding and experienced entrepreneurs. Special thanks to Susan for sharing with us. You can find her products showcased on her Etsy shop at www.NaturallySusans.Etsy.com. Susan is also selling this month at the following markets: Artists & Fleas, Exhale Spa, Etsy NY’s Holiday Handmade Cavalcade at Chelsea Market, and more, so please check out her calendar at www.NaturallySusans.com/news.

And we didn’t forget about her giveaway!  The details of her special product GIVEAWAY are below. Enter for your chance to win HERE!

Roll On Moisturizers & Natural Perfumes 3-Pack Gift Set Retail value: $63.00 WIN the set! Packaged in convenient roll on applicators, our natural perfumes are made with a blend of essential oils to stimulate, calm and heal. They’re noncomedogenic, fast-absorbing, and versatile so they can be used as moisturizers too! Pop these into your purses, carry-on bags, and gym bags…they’ll be all you need when you’re on the go! Gift set includes three (3) roll on moisturizers & natural perfumes:

  • 1 – Lavender Chamomile
  • 1 – Rose Patchouli
  • 1 – Ylang Ylang

Gift packaged in a white gift box with green ribbon. Patch test for skin sensitivity. Results may vary. This is perfect for the holiday season! Can I enter even though I did the interview? Enter to WIN HERE! Entry period ends at 11:59pm on Monday, December 15, 2014! Tracey https://www.etsy.com/shop/traceytoole

It’s time for a Holiday Giveaway!

Enter for your chance to win a 3-Pack Gift Set of our Roll On Moisturizers & Natural Perfumes! Pop these into your purses, carry-on bags, and gym bags…they’ll be all you need when you’re on the go!

Enter to WIN at www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/5927473f9/ !

Our Giveaway begins on Cyber Monday‬ and ends on December 15, 2014! You can enter once per day. A winner will be selected at random at the end of the entry period. YAY to holiday giveaways!

Roll On Moisturizers & Natural Perfumes 3-Pack Gift Set Giveaway

Roll On Moisturizers & Natural Perfumes 3-Pack Gift Set Giveaway

Pinch us!!! We’re on NY1!!!

Thanks NY1 and Karen Seiger of Markets of New York City for featuring Naturally Susan’s LLC among the amazing artisans! With Kristen Shaughnessy and Karen Seiger are our Avocado Salve moisturizers, Aromatherapy Bath Salts, Roll On Moisturizers & Natural Perfumes and, NS Minis 8-Pack Gift Set

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NY1 Weekend Feature: Karen Seiger Explores Fall Markets Around City ~ November 2014

NY1 Weekend Feature: Karen Seiger Explores Fall Markets Around City ~ November 2014

HEALTHY & BEAUTY: Prep Your Body for the Holidays

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We’re all busy. And, we seem to be getting busier every day, leaving us less time to maintain a healthy lifestyle. With the holidays fast approaching, more travel, family gatherings and social engagements often fill our already full calendars. Yet, when that happens, it’s even more important to find ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

So, how are you prepping your body for the holidays? Here are some tips that may help:

1. Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water is important to maintain proper bodily functions and to flush toxins from the body. When exercising or traveling, it’s important to drink even more water to replenish our bodies since exercise and dryer environments can deplete more essential fluids.

2. Exercise. We admit that we’re not the most diligent about following a regular exercise routine, yet we’re constantly on the move when it comes to our market life. So, whether you enjoy jogging, swimming, or practicing yoga, continue exercising to keep your body active and in shape.

3. Eat right. Fill your plates with more fruits, fish and nuts. Fruits such as berries are high in antioxidant vitamins like A and C, and consuming more fish and nuts such as almonds that are rich in essential fatty acids can help reduce inflammation and keep the body healthy.

4. Get eight hours of sleep. Can we tell when we’ve gotten at least eight hours of sleep? Of course we can. We look and feel younger and more refreshed!

So, stay healthy this holiday season. We wish you a wonderful time with your family and friends!