Rooftop Pool Party: Celebrate End of Summer, End of Week.

{photo taken from Rochester-A-List Rooftop Pool Party Facebook Invite}

A-LIST ROOFTOP POOL PARTY

THURSDAY 8.21, 5-9PM

BUY TICKETS HERE

FACEBOOK | A-LIST | FLOWER CITY

Celebrate Summer:

unwind as the week winds down.

WHO: Rochester A List to host a Pool Party along with Flower City Fashionista

WHAT:  Swank, Swag, Shopping, Sport, Summer, + Service. 

WHERE: Rooftop of the Radisson Riverside Hotel on East Main Street in the heart of downtown Rochester

WHEN: Thursday, August 21. 5-9PM.

WHY: To party on a rooftop with a sick view of downtown. What else do you need? … Okay, how about:

  • Networking
  • Mingling
  • Relaxing (I mean like spa services)
  • Shopping (we’re talking #shoplocal extreme)
  • Chilling (lawn games, no big)
  • Eating, Drinking, Cigar-rolling
  • People Watching (we’re downtown … and there will be models)

Music, Mingling and Mixed Drinks on the Radisson Riverside Hotel’s Rooftop Pool Deck

Let’s start with some FAQs. You throw after-work pool-party into the mix, and suddenly all of our adult-isms completely take over. As. If.

FAQs.

1. How should I dress? You’re probably coming from work.

Ladies: 3 Letters – LBD. Or another-color equivalent. The idea is a sleek dress or skirt + blouse you feel comfortable enough in all day that easily transitions to night. What helps with this transition?

  • Rocking heels.
  • Great bag.
  • Poppin’ lip.
  • Blazer or wrap to keep it cool + cozy.

Men: Sleek slack, tie-less button-down. Or, bust-out that white T you wear beneath the button-down. Cannot go wrong.

2. But it’s a pool party! What now?

Listen. I’m brining my bathing suit. If there’s a pool, and it’s still hot like the projected 81° daytime temp indicates, and there’s a pool on top of a roof with a downtown view. … You can’t ignore a good pool. It doesn’t mean you have to get in. It doesn’t even mean you try and combine beachwear with after-work evening attire–this isn’t Miami + congrats to the person who does pull this off–but it does mean you are prepared.

TIP: Looking for a demure vintage 1-piece?? I highly recommend Shop Peppermint, which is where I bought mine. (Sorry men, none for you. … .)

3. What should I expect?

Soiree. Shindig. Carnival. Backyard BBQ. I am not the organizers of the event, but this is my take. This is a cocktail party that also has a beer-toss Dress for Success fundraiser. (Let that juxtaposition settle-in.) This is an after-work get-together filled with cigar-rolling + loads of premier #shoplocal shopping. True there are no rides nor corn dogs involved, but there are lawn games. And food, and vodka, and spa services, and–oh yes–a DJ.

non-life threatening lawn games.  Jenny Sanzo

Let’s look at it this way. There are a lot of cool things happening between 5-9PM on Thursday, 8/21. Here’s what this Pool Party got (taken from Rochester A List website!):
Swank. Beauty and Pampering for Men + Women: Mini manicures, massage and a full service braid bar over cocktails.

1. Allora Salon and Spa’s full service braid bar will be on-site for gorgeous tresses. They will also be offering mini manicures and chair massage.

2. Shear Ego Salon and Spa will be offering mini manicures, chair massage, and colored hair chalk – a quick splash of color on several strands of hair that washes out in 2-10 washes.

3. Men, there’s something for you, Shear Ego Men’s Club will be offering MANicures and complimentary nose waxing. One of their male clients’ favorite services!

4. Jamberry Nails will be offering complimentary nail wraps.

5. Motives Cosmeditcs  is known for their quality cosmetics offered at affordable prices. Motives will be sharing their expert makeup tricks, tips, and providing demonstrations.

A woman’s dream come true. $5 braids, $15 manicures, $10 hair chalk.

Swag. Music, Complimentary H’ors D’oeuvres, Drink Specials, and for VIPS 

Admission Tickets: $10

VIP Tickets: $25 – includes entry, one cocktail and one service – braid bar or mini mani, complimentary parking and goodie bag

VIP Tickets: $25 – includes entry, one cocktail and 3 balls for the beer toss to win 24 craft beers, complimentary parking

Shopping. Just basically my all-time favorites. And if you don’t know them, they will be yours, too.
Preview: (That’s right. There’s actually more!)

Artwark: Inspired by elements such as culture, nature, religion, and love Artwark features handcrafted cutting edge jewelry with a personal touch.

BeBe Mills: Nestled in the village of Brockport, BeBe Mills carries contemporary clothing and fashionable accessories for women of all ages.

Christine and Co. Design specializes in one of a kind glass pendants designed by local artisan Christine Meyer.

Dragonfly Jewelry: Dragonfly Jewelry provides unique customizable handmade beaded, leather, wire wrapped, and chainmaille pieces.

Lucends: Handmade by artisan Lucinda Snyder, Lucends has an array of totes, clutches, and cosmetic bags in colorful prints and exclusive fabrics.

LuLaRoe: Style meets comfort with LuLaRoe’s mobile boutique of maxi skirts, pencil skirts, dresses, and leggings for both women and girls.

Motives: Motives carries quality cosmetics at affordable prices with products ranging from custom foundations to eyeshadows, lipsticks, creams, and nail polishes.

Panache Vintage and Finer Consignment will be hosting a pop-up shop of designer and boutique label women’s vintage and finer consignment luxury resale.

Jonelle Maria’s namesake handmade jewelry line is filled with eco-friendly minimalist pieces that take inspiration from geometric patterns, nature, and tribal silhouettes.
Claire-Flair features one-of-a-kind, handmade vintage-inspired accessories guaranteed to add some glamor to any ensemble.

Machinator Chaos specializes in creating one-of-a-kind Industrial, Steampunk and Victorian jewelry and accessories made from everyday materials.

Penny’s Lotions and Potions is a natural skin care haven. All of her products are all-natural, contain only a few ingredients, and are safe for sensitive skin.

Stella and Dot Stylist Krista Jaekle will be showcasing their irresistible line of boutique fashion jewelry and accessories complete with a preview of fall jewelry trends.

Bombay Bangles – Bombay Bangles jewelry is handcrafted in India, drawing upon eastern colors and styles for pieces that truly make a statement.

Origami Owl: Origami Owl representative Carlyn will be bringing her jewelry bar filled with unique charms, lockets, earrings, and chains.

To Your Measure – Ensuring comfort and a flattering fit, To Your Measure creates custom pants designed to fit your unique body measurements.

Treasure Trove Vintage – Treasure Trove Vintage will be providing attendees a glimpse at their collection of quality vintage pieces ranging from the 1900’s to the 19990’s.

Transit Apparel: Created by local artisan Matt Rodgers, Transit Apparel’s line of t-shirts feature exclusive prints that reference Rochester’s heritage and its historic subway system.

Thirty-one – Consultant Rebecca Haley will be showing off their assortment of cute and functional bags, wallets, totes, and home accessories.

CAbi– Featuring women’s clothing for both career and casual wear CAbi inspires women to build a style by mixing and matching pieces with the way they live.

Carrie George – Handmade leather bags and accessories designed and made by local artist Carrie George.

Nerium skincare provides natural skin therapy solutions with day and night creams to promote younger-looking skin.

Sport. Lawn Games. (Non-life threatening.) And how about this:
*Stop by the Hype Booth to capture the night’s memories on film.
*Select a hand rolled cigar from the master roller at Santigo Cigars
*TREE Vodka signature cocktail sampling. Anyone with a pre-sale ticket gets their first cocktail on the house.
*Treat yourself to a guilt-free Sample of Vemma’s insanely healthy energy drinks.
*Sample Eat Me Ice Cream’s inventive flavors made with local, organic ingredients.
Summer. It’s a Pool Party on a Roof, Downtown!
What other summer pool parties do you have to go to right now?
Service. It’s all for a Great Cause.
Great Brewers will be offering a craft beer tasting. Win a selection of 24 craft beers at the Beer Toss forDress For Success.
* * *
Eat Me Ice Cream! Jonelle Maira Jewelry. Treasure Trove Vintage. A (female) DJ Annalyze. Hype Booth. Poolside! And more.
Buy your tickets now, guys. It’s gonna’ be hot.
#shoplocal
#partylocal
#fashionlocal
#AListlocal
XO.

 

Bloggers Closet Yard Sale: 11-4 THIS Saturday!

BLOGGERS CLOSET YARD SALE

11-4 SAT 5/31

ROCHESTER BRAINERY

FACEBOOK | BLOG

FUNDRAISER: DRESS FOR SUCCESS + VOA

CAPRA STRATEGY | A LIST ROCHESTER | ROCHESTER BLOGGER NETWORK | YELP

“Fashion. #ShopLocal. Giving Back.”

~Jenny Sanzo, Event Organizer

WHO: Organizer + Brain Child Jenny Sanzo of The Flower City Fashionista

WHAT: Shop Local. Eat Local. Shop the closets of your fav bloggers and social media enthusiasts  + Shop Rochester’s fav artisans and boutiques + Eat some seriously sweet treats. (See below.)

WHERE: Rochester Brainery at The Village Gate

WHEN: Saturday, 5/31. 11-4.

WHY: Fundraiser to support Shop Local + your closet without breaking the wallet

First Annual Closet Bloggers Yard Sale

~Everything You Love … in 1 Extravaganza~

I. CANNOT. WAIT. Jenny’s event combines every single last thing I love about Shop Local in Rochester, NY. Community. Food. Boutique. Fashion. Bloggers. Social Media. Fundraising. Rochester Brainery. Take a moment to absorb this. Not only will incredible fashion present itself at hugely discounted prices, but so will opportunities to #shoplocal from Rochester’s most talented artisans and boutiques:

Pretty sweet. And BCYS has you covered on that, too. #EatLocal:

I’m not sure my mind or body knows how to prepare myself for the fabulosity to ensue. I will start by preparing my own clothing + booth! Thank you Jenny, thank you above sponsors, thank you #shoplocal #eatlocal businesses. And thank you Rochester for coming out to #Roc this Closet Yard Sale.

10366047_10102071697678183_3543865333754996611_n

Fraction of what I will Donate + Sell!

See you there!!

#shoplocal

#eatlocal

#bloggersclosetyardsale

XO.

Sewn Seeds: Fashion Runway Show + Fundraiser.

SEWN SEEDS

SHOP PEPPERMINT | JOSEAN VARGAS

FASHION + RUNWAY SHOW

GIRLS ROCK + VERONA ST ANIMAL SOCIETY FUNDRAISER

TREASURE TROVE VINTAGE | ASHER BRIDAL 

AT GOOD LUCK RESTAURANT FEAT WORLD HAIR AND ONE DANCE CO.

Designer. Ready-To-Wear. Vintage. Handmade. Cotton Candy Colored Rococo Wigs

This past Sunday I attended my 1st ever fashion + runway show. In Rochester, NY.

Art of the grandest scale.

The atmosphere of Good Luck to the ambience of Rochester’s independent fashion scene. The strong music selections to the modern dance performance. The diverse models to the exquisite design in fashion. The fantastical and surreal hair creations by World Hair. Sewn Seeds fashion + runway show was truly art. For full details, please read The Flower City Fashionista’s Sewn Seeds post by fellow Rochester Blogger Jenny Sanzo. She killed Sunday + she wrote a killer recap. Below, are selections from some of my favorites styles! Two Important Bits:

1. Camera/iPhone calling it quits near the end = woefully less phots of Asher Bridal. Check out Asher Bridal Instagram and Tanvi Asher Instagram for the goods!

2. Runway vids for each Fashion Line, for World Hair, + for One Dance Co. posted to Barbara Ellen Instagram.

3. Proceeds Benefit 2 Incredible Rochester Foundations! Girls Rock Rochester + Verona Street Animal Society. That is beauty, style, + class.

VIP PERSPECTIVE

TANVI ASHER | SHOP PEPPERMINT | READY-TO-WEAR SPRING 

%%wppa%% %%slideonly=1%%

JOSEAN VARGAS | FORMAL WEAR 

%%wppa%% %%slideonly=2%%

MORGAN DELAPA | TREASURE TROVE VINTAGE | GOWNS

%%wppa%% %%slideonly=3%%

TANVI ASHER | ASHER BRIDAL | WEDDING + GOWNS

%%wppa%% %%slideonly=4%%

CREDITS

DESIGNERS

JOSEAN VARGAS

WEBSITE: JOSEAN VARGASSEWN SEEDS

FACEBOOK: JOSEAN DESIGN

TWITTER: J VARGAS DESIGNJOSEAN

 

MORGAN DELAPA

WEBSITE: THE TREASURE TROVE

INSTAGRAM: TREASURE TROVE VINTAGE

FACEBOOK: TREASURE TROVE VINTAGE

TWITTER: TREASURE X TROVE

TUMBLR: TREASURE X TROVE

BLOG: THE TREASURE TROVE

SHOP: INSTORE

 

TANVI ASHER

WEBSITES: SHOP PEPPERMINT | SEWN SEEDS | ASHER BRIDAL

INSTAGRAM: TANVI ASHER | ASHER BRIDAL | SHOP PEPPERMINT

FACEBOOK: SHOP PEPPERMINT

TWITTER: SHOP PEPPERMINT APPAREL

BLOG: PEPPERMINT

SHOP: IN STORE | ONLINE

 

FEATURES

ONE DANCE COMPANY

WEBSITE: ONE DANCE COMPANY

FACEBOOK: ONE DANCE CO

 

WORLD HAIR

INSTAGRAM: WORLD HAIR

FACEBOOK: WORLD HAIR

 

FUNDRAISING

GIRLS ROCK! ROCHESTER

WEBSITE: GRR

FACEBOOK: GIRLS ROCK! ROCHESTER

 

VERONA STREET ANIMAL SOCIETY

WEBSITE: VSAS | ROCHESTER ANIMAL SERVICES

INSTAGRAM: VSAS_RAS

FACEBOOK: VERONA STREET ANIMAL SOCIETY

TWITTER: ROC VERONA ANIMALS

 

VENUE

GOOD LUCK RESTAURANT

WEBSITE: GOOD LUCK RESTAURANT

FACEBOOK: RESTAURANT GOOD LUCK

TWITTER: GOOD LUCK ROC

 

#shoplocal

#buylocal

#stylelocal

#dancelocal

#fashionlocal

#sewnseeds

XO.

#ShopLocal. Brainery Bazaar at Village Gate.

Second Saturday. Every month. While The Rochester Brainery, located at N. Goodman Street inside of the Village Gate, features Rochester’s knowledge, the Brainery Bazaar, 10am-6pm every single 2nd Saturday of every single month, features Rochester’s talents. This past Bazaar (Saturday, October 12), I had the pleasure of sitting with co-owner Danielle Raymo and meeting with 10 of her talented vendors to find out more about how the Brainery Bazaar contributes to our #ShopLocal crafters, artisans, and community.

 

Connect With Your Community. The Rochester Brainery, still in its infancy so far as start-ups are born, walks + talks far beyond its years. The Brainery, hosts nightly classes on topics that span a wide range of interests. From off-location workshops like the tri-series how-to Whisky Workshop at Black Button Distilling (only Saturday, November 2nd, 5-8, is left!) or on-site one-stop classes such as Healthy Holiday Eating on Wednesday, November 13, 6-8:30: The Rochester Brainery has all of your holistic, healthy, how-to’s covered. And what a fabulous holiday gift this would be! With prices that range from $15-$30/class, the more expensive classes tending to promise a take-away in return, it is the economical, unique, and community friendly way to #ShopLocal. My November Picks?

1004645_10101646806703103_845777704_n

Co-Owner Danielle Raymo + Intern {Rochester Brainery has an Intern Program!} at The Rochester Brainery, Brainery Bazaar.

November

 

Monday, October 28, 7-9PM: Write a Novel in 30 Days $15

Walk-ins are most always welcome, and yet I still missed it! So bummed. Especially considering I’ve planned to write my memoir for about 3 years now … 30 days at $15 is an astounding investment.

 

Saturday, November 2, 5-8PM: Whiskey Workshop at Black Button Distilling $30

Not only are craft cocktails sampled, but additionally, head distiller at Black Button, Jason Barrett, teaches. Should you have any interest in distilling or drinking distilled beverages, this is your chance to let the spirit move you.

 

Thursday, November 7, 6:30-9:30PM: Internet Marketing 101 for Small Businesses $15

Talk about an investment. From Bloggers to Boutiques to Agencies: small business has become the fabric of Rochester. Internet marketing, which can be very effective+ free or at least low cost, allows this fabric to last.

 

Tuesday, November 12, 7-9PM: Detoxify the Body $15

Especially withthe holidays upon us, detoxifying and doing it correctly is essential to maintaining balance (another upcoming workshop at The Brainery!) for optimized health.

 

Wednesday, November 13, 6:30-7:30PM: Rockin’ the Wedges with The Little Bleu Cheese Shop $30

 Definitely my favorite cheese shop in Rochester and absolutely one of my favorite #ShopLocal stops. Expert training by The Little Bleu Cheese Shop’s brains + owner, Ann Duckett, will make for masterful knowledge on selecting, cutting, and serving your favorite cheese wedges this holiday season. And, in fact, every week that you indulge.

 

Monday, November 18, 7-9PM: Wine for the Holidays $25

Another stellar holiday class that applies to each and every day. Enjoy the pleasure of sitting with Certified Sommelier and Wine Specialist Jason Cordy so that you can wine like a certified foodie this holiday and all of the days in between.

 

Thursday, November 21, 7-8:30: Holistic Wellness: Herbal Remedies $20

Live a healthier and more holistic life just by learning to use the herbs we most likely already have in our own kitchens. This makes so much sense.

 

Don’t forget tocheck out December Calendar. Up now!

 

And while The Holidays are upon us, The Rochester Brainery and its Brainery Bazaar are not just special occasion events. Personal, friendly, family, special, and just because. Here’s what I discovered about the monthly Brainery Bazaar.

 

Make the Bazaar Part of Your Ordinary.Second Saturday. Every moth. From 10am-6pm. Rochester Brainery at Village Gate. You cannot miss it. Nor should you. From a crafters’/artisans’ stand point, it’s an inexpensive ($30/table) way to vend your goods, networkwith other artists, and connect with your community. For the community, it’s an incredibly unique and inexpensive way to find quality, one-of-a-kind items. Jewelry. Baked Goods. T-Shirts. Quilted Items. More Jewelry. Home Wares. Art.Children’s Toys. Cards. The Brainery Bazaar houses everything handcrafted, homemade, and wonderful. Wonderful, truly it is. With 2 rows of between 4-7 tables within 2 separate rooms, The Brainery does a wonderful job of portioning out vendor’s tables for ease of flow and generous space. Most every vendor accepts cash, as well as credit, so come prepared because—while goods are always priced reasonably—the quality and character of selection will have you wanting to spend.

 

See What You Missed this Past October!

 

Jenny Sanzo Shop Your Way Personal Shopper + Stylist: One of the most unique features about the Brainery Bazaar?? It’s a true bazaar! It has a little bit of everything. If you don’t know what to buy, allow this Flower City Fashionista to help figure it out! This past Bazaar, she rocked a table so that you can more easily rock your favorite fashions. The Brainery Bazaar is all about lifestyle and helping you to fit more easily into your own. The Shop Your way personal shopper option, allows you to do as such, gratis.

1395425_10101646793070423_417976242_n

Claire Flair Vintage Jewelry: This has to be some of my most favorite jewelry in all the land. That’s right. Not just in Rochester. In all of the land. And not just because it is made locally, by Claire Albertson herself, and from vintage pieces. But also, because itis chic and unique and incredibly well priced. I’m already the proud owner of a refurbished golden watch-turned-charm bracelet and neon green chain bracelet. I cannot wait to become the owner and/or giver of this alarming anchor piece and stunning stoneware. In quality, individuality, charm, and price: how can any retailer hold a candle to Claire Flair? {Hint: they can’t.} Consider Claire Flair for all of your personal and gifting needs. She sells at just about every single Saturday Bazaar.

1000002_10101646913389303_327473571_n

Modest Wanderer + Co. Holistic Shopping: This wholesale store, based out of Rochester, takes a holistic approach to both shopping and caring for our earth. Adventuring. Nesting. Nourishing. Creating. Nurturing. With 5 lifestyle pillars to promote “good and simple living,” Modest Wanderer & Co. purveys items that reinforce these ideals. My favorite?? The upcycled accouterments by EvenOdd Creative, another #ShopLocal Rochester duo who create local wares out of upcycled materials. I can guarantee that at least 1—at least 1—holiday gift will be an EvenOdd Creative. Good think I have 3 places from which to purchase! Great thing Brainery Bazaar is every single 2nd Saturday.

1379409_10101646846912523_207711125_n

Christine & Co. Design Glass Pendants + More: Christine Meyer has an Etsy Shop and Instagram Account where she can sell and advertise her glass pendant designs, among other creations. {Check out Instagram to see her latest Halloween concoctions!} When asked why she partakes in the monthly Brainery Bazaar, which she’s done ever since July, Christine explains that it’s because of the potential she has to be promoted by the Bazaar. For Christine, $30 upfront each month is a worthy and simple investment if it means networking with other artisans and having face-to-face interaction with the public. When I spoke Brainery Bazaar co-owner, Danielle explained how easy it is for new vendors to lockdown a table. The Bazaar begs for an eclectic mix of artisans and the application form is easily found online. Sign up today!! Next Brainery Bazaar is Saturday, November 9, 10am-6pm.

1382082_10101646766348973_149064431_n

Emerson & Oliver They’re Going to be Famous: If there’s a growing trend in Rochester, it’s the handcrafted, artisan jewelry of Emerson& Oliver, 2 best friends and Rochester locals who are making a big splash on the fashion scene. Come see them, or theirfriends, in-person every 2nd Saturday and catch a glimpse of their signature Dia bracelets. Like the friendship of their founders, these chic and durable, fashionable and strong bracelets make a statement while blending in classically with otherwrist pieces. My favorite E&O handcrafted jewelry accessory? The flower power earrings, forever unique as they are a staple in your bouquet of studs. Be sure to check-out these ladies both online and at the next Brainery Bazaar. They’re going to get famous, so. You saw them at the Bazaar first.

969134_10101646757456793_1326982378_n

Manic Metals Handmade + Forged: Owner, Forger, Designer, Metal Worker, Jewelry Maker: Kimberly Crist’s story and pieces astound me. I’m not sure what I noticed first. The gleam of sterling silver studs, powerful against their delicate though sturdy designs, or the blown glass cupcake ring with beadwork by Francesca DeCaire, local glass blower, who I met 2 summers ago at the Monroe Ave Public Market. Regardless, Crist is the real deal. This metalsmither forges her own pieces, as necessary, and makes her own jewelry. On display at the Brainery Bazaar in October was a tastefully simply, though memorable, collection of sterling silver stamped studs and pendant necklaces.

1384133_10101646745415923_2141981202_n

Gifts for Life Knit Stuffed Animals + Scrapbooks: Scrapbooks and hand-knitted stuffed animals {amigurumis}, in vintage colors, that are named. Combine this with a picture of owners’, Tina and Jason Smith’s, puppy atop the business card, and I’m a goner. I encourage you to bring cash and credit to the Brainery Bazaar, only because now you’ve had fair warning. Inanimate cuteness awaits. Squishy, accessorized, fluff + stuff in the shapes of wales and monsters and even Frankensteins {with bows!}, take form. Not having children or not having any children to whom to gift these: not an excuse. The stuffed creations are so chic and tasteful, they’d look good sitting atop the most stoic of mid-century couches. And don’t even think abouttouching that chain toy store. I have no clue why anyone would step foot, when it’s already at your local Bazaar. Like I said, come Saturday, November 9 you’ve had fair warning.

944277_10101646736354083_1389632450_n

Sensational Sweets Bakery & Bistro:  Even through plastic containers, her confections look that delicious. And baker/owner Ann O’Connor has the street cred to prove it. With a slue of top-notch clients, such as Hedge’s and Xerox, Sensational Sweets even beat out a number of other well known Rochester bakeries in contest this pas tyear. Best way to find her? You can call. Or you can stop by in-person at the upcoming Saturday, November 9 Brainery Bazaar. Cupcakes and cookies and cheesecakes are just as good at 10am as they are at 6pm.

1381548_10101646717072723_82159109_n

Sam Kay Designs Quilted + Crafted: I am no crafter. And so when I see the likes of quilted and handmade items by Samantha McKeown-Wurme, I tend to freak. By far my favorite had to be her hand stitched, wool pumpkins. Perfect for fall and, according to Samantha, perfect to sew and to relax. …I’m still not convinced as to how crafting can be relaxing, but then again, I’d love to learn. Frequenting the Brainery Bazaar is not just a fun and unique place to support our local community—though it is that for sure—but it is also a space where we get to learn. Just by speaking to artisans like Samantha, I learn so much about the creative process. Truly, it’s inspiring. Even when The Rochester Brainery is not holding classes, it is featuring knowledge. Knowledge and talent at the Rochester Brainery Bazaar. I love it.

1383849_10101646837476433_417927984_n

Steven Resig Digital Prints: This guy is legit. Both as artist and as Art Instruction Department Chair at Spectrum Creative Arts, an art and education institute that believes in sustainability, fun, and access for all. And to think, I never would have found his art, nor learned about Spectrum Creative Arts on Monroe Ave, if it weren’t for the Bazaar. Steven’s print coasters are pretty rad and belong in any cool kid’s living room, be he dude or she, dudette. I implore you to find this man’s work.

67045_10101646726149533_1918006701_n 

Gods-N-Gladiators T-Shirts: Alexandros Hatzigiannidis makes one godly T. With a semi-pro set up at home, the intriguing Alexandros explained to me that, after years of start-up experience, he plans to go fully pro and make the screen print T-shirt biz his sole bread-n-butter. It’s a sickness I have. It’s almost a curse. From the drawing and design to the screen-printing itself, Hatzigiannidis creates every aspect of the custom T-shirts, long sleeved shirts, and hoodies that he sells. Where? Out of his car, out of Aaron’s Alley, in Dichotomy {one of the newest and one of my most favorite stores on Park} and, of course, at the Brainery Bazaar. The Rochester, NY skyline montage looks powerful as does Alexandros’ representations of the West Thai Warriors. Once you check out Gods-N-Gladiators website, you can’t help but want to find Alexandros, wherever his T-shirts and designs may be.

1383589_10101646707741423_1848528859_n

Eat Me Local, Seasonal, Organic Ice Cream: It’s a Rochester ice cream. It’s all from here, made by us. Supported by our farmers, our people, and for our people. Quoted from the Eat Me Ice Cream Artist Profile video: I now have sweet shivers as though I’ve just sunk my teeth into an organic ice cream pop. The incredible duo that is best friends Cait + Amber mix local + love into their fresh, flavorful, artisanal ice cream, which uses only local farms’ ingredients. They’re done for the season! Yet, without end, I feel inspired. This past season, Eat Me served scoops + sandwiches at the Brighton Farmers Market, the South Wedge Farmers Market, Joe Bean, Abundance Cooperative Market, and the Brainery Bazaar. This is why I savor community-based gatherings such as the 2nd Saturday of every month at The Brainery. You find incredible, local delicacies, crafted in our own backyards and created from our backyards, that otherwise could not be found. With flavors like Organic Pumpkin + Goat Cheese–vegan and gluten free options readily available–this is the actual truth. You cannot find these flavors or this freshness anywhere else. #ShopLocal #EatLocal #BraineryBazaar. {Taste the love + watch Eat Me’s sweet video!}

 

I want to see this community thrive. You want to see things become more local. A more self -sustaining economy. And we want to be a part of that. That process of: It’s all made here in Rochester. We’re supporting our neighbors.

Eat Me Artist Profile

 

Purer words from The Prime Ice Cream makers, Eat Me, cannot more poignantly describe what #ShopLocal and community connectedness truly means. Second Saturdays hosted at The Rochester Brainery delivers this to us, loyally. Watch your community thrive.

 

Brainery Bazaar.

Every 2nd Saturday.

Every month.

#ShopLocal.

XO.