We’ve heard all the hooplah about Briskettown on the South side of Williamsburg, but never worked up the nerve to battle the crowd of people who try to make their way through this small spot each night. They tend to sell out of meat so often they even have a URL called IsThereMeatLeft.com, just so you can check in before you head over. They’ve also started offering pre-ordering for those who are very serious about getting their meat fix and not waiting for it.
On Saturday afternoon we found ourselves with hungry family members and headed over to Briskettown at 6pm to get there before the rush. Little did we know that their 6:30pm opening time meant that their devoted following had already started to form a line by 6:15 and the butcher was slicing away.
Dan, the owner, set out with a goal of brining super-focused, brilliantly executed Central Texas style ‘cue to New York City. In order to accomplish this he made a trek down to Austin, Texas to procure his massive 18′ smoker and a ton of post oak wood to haul back home. Each night they offer 2-3 smoked proteins, seasonally driven sides, and delicious bake goods. Don’t worry they didn’t forget the fluffy, white bread or the pickles. Pick up a 6-pack (it’s BYOB) and head over to Briskettown, it’s well worth the wait!
I had been searching for ages for a large dresser with a little pizzaz and couldn’t find anything affordable that struck my fancy. I decided I’d make something myself. I started with the Tarva Dresser from Ikea.
I liked the fact that it was unfinished- so I could paint it or stain it- and I loved the simple shape. First I puttied and sanded the existing holes for hardware then painted the entire chest in a high gloss color. After some debate, I decided to go with a bright rosey pink. Then came the hardware…
I hot glued these brass corner braces where I wanted them before drilling holes and attaching them. That way I could make sure they were all properly aligned before making them permanent. At first I wanted to have campaign styled hardware but then I came across these leather trunk handles and couldn’t resist.
After lots of measuring & remeasuring I attached the trunk handles and voila! I think one day I might change the color to something a bit more classic but for now I’m stoked to have a fun pop of color brightening up my room.
Of course we don’t have a garden living in this concrete jungle, but we still dream of one! The new Spring items at Anthro and Terrain includes a few gardening goodies we wish we had a use for as the days turn longer and warmer.
Good morning everyone, today we’re off to an upstate photo shoot with a few of our favorite vendors here in NYC. We thought it only appropriate to tell you a bit more about one of our most recent friendships & new vendor obsessions, Patina Rentals, since they’ll be providing all of the furniture for the shoot. Their collection of rentals is curated by a design addicted, vintage junkie who brings pieces from different eras, styles, and far flung places together under one roof in an old garment factory in Brooklyn. Cue owner Corrin Aras; she’s smart, funny, and has an amazing eye for vintage treasures and she’s here today to tell you a bit more about her favorite things!
I’m absolutely loving deep moody blues on walls, rugs, ceilings. This color (Black Blue from Farrow Ball) has so much depth. I just painted a room this color and it feels so warm and inviting, and everything – especially metallics like brass – pops against it. It feels like a beautiful cocoon where you just want to laze away a cold winter day.
I’ve become addicted to Aveda’s Chakra line. I use it as a room spray at home and in the Studio. It instantly takes away stress so you can relax and think clearly. #1 is perfect to make your house feel warm and spa like when you don’t want to head out. We use #5 in the Studio when we are in creative brainstorming sessions.
I’m loving Brooklyn Grange’s Bloody Mary mix- its just perfect! They grow the ingredients at their rooftop farms in Brooklyn and Queens www.brooklyngrange – which is also a great event space. I’ve been on a long search for the perfect Bloody Mary and I think I’ve finally found it. Soo good!
The cold weather has been keeping us close to home, we’ve been having lots of in nights by the fire- we recently got Cards Against Humanity which was funded on KickStarter – it is the most hilarious game we’ve ever played- not for Virgin ears- it is seriously fun.
Our city hall experience was pure fun, which in retrospect is interesting because I always envisioned it to be the annoying part that you have to endure to make this marriage legal. We’d already had our blow out wedding of our dreams in Costa Rica weeks earlier so for us this really was just crossing our t’s and dotting our i’s. We felt it was only right to have Juliet and Matt as our witnesses and they were mighty fine ones at that! Juliet of course was a rockstar once again and designed me this stunner that I got to carry around all day. She also documented our day in the most casual, fun, perfect way. Some of the photos she snapped of us are my absolute all time favorites.
After we said our I do’s, which they actually make you say at city hall (who knew), we went to none other than Frankie’s for lunch. We had the whole place practically to ourselves and ordered pretty much one of everything on the menu. At one point it started snowing so we all rushed to the backyard to snap a few photos. The whole day could not have been more well orchestrated if we had actually planned it.
If I can pass along one piece of advice to anyone planning their wedding, it’s stop every so often and soak it all in. It flies by really quickly and you don’t want to forget to enjoy every moment. Just have fun!
This week we are so excited to share the favorite things of the incredibly talented Annette Babich, Founder and CEO of Annette Babich Inc. Annette has been in the Event Planning Industry since 1992 and with her expertise and network of partnerships has successfully planned and executed events across a wide range of industries. From high-profile weddings to non-profit galas, if you want to throw an event that oozes sophistication and elegance, Annette is your gal!
Take it away Annette-
I love brunch! I love going out for brunch or staying in and making brunch for friends and family.
“Cinema Paradiso” ~ this is one of my favorite films of all time. I saw it recently, after about 20 years, and I loved it just as much as I did the first time.
I pinned this on my Pinterest board- it spoke to me. We all need to take a lesson from this and simplify our lives.
While perusing Annette’s site make sure to check out her fabulous line of tote bags! Sierra & I both love ours. They are the perfect carry-all for all of our event essentials & make the best carry-on for long trips.
It doesn’t get much better than Blue Hill at Stone Barns! If you haven’t been there before we highly recommend you hit the road this summer or fall to check it out! It’s truly a magical place and we’re lucky enough to work there every so often. We we’re thrilled to see one of our all time favorite weddings photographed by the amazing Bryce Covey Photography published on Style Me Pretty today! Check out the full post here!
We really love floral patterns over here at P&P (it’s part of the job description), especially . I can understand that sometimes floral patterns feel a bit oldfashioned and mumsy, so I’ve put together a list of a few papers that are unabashedly efflorescent but still super modern.
I love the impressionistic quality and really cheery colors of Blazing Poppies which can be found at Anthropologie.
Foxgloves are one of my favorite flowers to have in a garden, so why not bring them into a hall or stairway. Designed by Suzy Hoodless for Osbourne & Little, this paper comes in a variety of colorways but something about the verdant green and plummy purple really speaks to me.
I think I’ve written about loving Josef Frank designs before, but it bares repeating. They are all so vibrant and full of life and color its hard for me to pick a favorite. Most can be found here.
Happy Monday all!