Pop Up Market at Union Pool in Williamsburg–TODAY!

It’s incredibly late notice, considering the event starts in 10 minutes. But if you are in or around Williamsburg today, one of your best bets for fun and great shopping would be the Pool Supplies pop-up market at Union Pool!

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The event is from 2-7pm, and features goods from some amazing up and coming NYC designers!
I’ll be bouncing between this, and the flea shooting street style all afternoon. If you see me, be sure to say Hi!

See a sneak peek of some of the items featured here.

Instagram Weekend

Last week, I started using Instagram on my iPhone. I ran into Jennine from The Coveted at an event, and after chatting about how much we love our iPhones and their ability to help us “mobile blog”, she told me how much she loves Instagram. I’ve been using Hipstamatic, but haven’t been 100% happy with the image quality. I’m now head over heels in love with Instagram, and all its customizable features. I can’t stop taking photos!

Here is my weekend, in Instagram photos:

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Friday marked the arrival of April Cat.

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I learned how to use my new favorite app. Kind of.

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I FINALLY saw HP7. (I broke my foot the night before the theatrical release, and never made it.)

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Saturday morning, I did a photo shoot with Jennine and Swedish Hasbeens for H&M.

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Jennine looking stylish on my LCD screen!

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Caught the tail end of the Pillow Fight in Union Square.

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Found my favorite wine, which is always out of stock.

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Enjoyed the view from the Brooklyn Flea’s new Williamsburg home on Sunday.

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Tried Crack Pie. Still deciding whether or not the tiny slice was worth $5.50.

If you need any additional convincing to use Instagram, you can learn all about the benefits, and ways to play around with it (like making galleries, and stickers). I know I’m definitely sticking with it! ❤

Adventures in Park Slope

I woke up early Sunday morning to meet a couple of friends for brunch at Bogota, in Park Slope. It was my first time eating there, and from my first bite of our appetizer, I knew I’d end up going back soon. Bogota serves Latin/Columbian food, and it’s all so good! I split some delicious chips and guacamole with my friends, then had plantain stuffed french toast. I’m going to try to replicate the recipe at home one day, I enjoyed it so much!

After brunch we walked over to the Brooklyn Lyceum for the spring food and craft market.

Brooklyn Lyceum Craft Market

The market was rather small and cramped, and other than some jewelry, not much of the crafty stuff really caught my eye. Maybe I was just worn down from the heat, but I wasn’t really feeling it. Or the bad economy has just made me much pickier about crafts. Once we went upstairs however, things perked up. About a dozen diverse and extremely interesting food vendors were set up on one half of the floor. We saw everything from bacon marmalade, to home made sodas, to a wide selection of polish food and desserts. But the best thing of all was Robicelli’s cupcakes.

Robicelli's Cupcakes

I had a sample of the car bomb (so good!) and bought a chocolate caramel pretzel. It was the perfect combination of salty and sweet. And the icing was perfect. I want another one asap!

After the craft market, we went to the Brooklyn Flea. On the way there, we stopped in Guvnor’s vintage:
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They had some beautiful vintage dresses, and a surprisingly vast selection of retro bathing suits. Most were priced around $25. I think brand new swimsuits at old navy cost more than that!

Before we arrived, we also passed this little guy:
White Pooch
Check out that stare!

The way he was sitting made him look a lot like a baby seal.

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Brooklyn Flea at One Hanson Place.

I didn’t really find anything I just had to have at the flea. I was going to buy a rhinestone Dalmatian brooch (I had one as a pet for 13 years and collect Dalmatian stuff), but it was overpriced for it’s size.

One of the other interesting finds from the flea:
How to Raise and Train a Poodle
Haha!

I’m going to be sure that next time I go to the Saturday, outdoor flea location. I hear it’s much bigger and better.

Brooklyn Flea,The Greyest Ghost

I’ve lived in Brooklyn four years now, and this was my first time visiting Park Slope. It was pretty nice having everything in one neighborhood and just being able to walk from place to place with out having to get on the train. Not something I’m used to in my neighborhood. I’m sure I’ll be back soon, probably for another lunch at Bogota.

Best of What’s Going on This Weekend:

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Williamsburg Indie Designer Soiree at the Arsenal

“From high-end to handmade, the fashion experts at The Arsenal have curated a pop-up mart to represent the best in NYC style and help you turn this recession into an opportunity for exposure and sales. We will also have a showcase of fabulous Brooklyn-based DJs spinning throughout the day, and the bar will be serving up yummy 2 for 1 mimosa, DIY bloody mary and beer specials.”

Saturday July 18th – 11AM to 9PM. FREE!
The Arsenal –153 Roebling Street, 4th Floor, Studio 4B (between Hope & Metropolitan Ave. Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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Gargyle Pop up Shop on the LES
Featuring: Alexandra Cassaniti, Karen Walker, F-Troupe, Rachel Comey, and YMC at up to 70% off.
Mention DailyCandy and save an extra 15 percent on one item or 25 percent on two (or more).
Starts Friday! Goes until Tues July 21st. Daily: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 16a Orchard St., between Hester and Canal Streets. (917-470-9367).

50% off sale items at Urban Outfitters stores, until July 19th.
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Ongoing all summer:

Brooklyn Flea:
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The Fort Greene Flea is every Saturday, 10am-5pm
The Brooklyn Bridge Flea is every Sunday, 11am-6pm

Jelly NYC Pool Parties!

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