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A Different Type of NYC Truck: Uprooted Flower Truck

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New York City is known for the countless food trucks roaming tirelessly around the city. You can find food trucks, ice cream trucks, juice trucks and even “fashion” trucks. But, Uprooted Flower Truck is the one and only, flower truck!

Uprooted describes themselves are “NYC’s florist on wheels”, which I think is pretty awesome. They are pioneers in launching this business and we have to agree that if you’re a pioneer in NY, you’ll most likely thrive!

It all started back in April of 2015, the exact month that I actually moved from my hometown São Paulo, Brazil to New York City!! What an exciting month! Hahaha!

Founders Ashley Custer and Kristin Heckler ran a super successful Kickstarter campaign, raised $15,000 and started their entrepreneurial path! And, what a journey!

New York is known for being the birth city of countless successful startups, but is quite tough having a brilliant idea no one has thought about, right?

When I met Ashley, back in February of 2016, she told me that her very first job was working at a flower shop, at the age of 14.  She majored in Criminal Justice at Temple University, but felt totally uninspired with the current social system. When she moved to NY with Kristen, her Co-Founder and Partner, she got back to working with flowers to brighten people’s lives – and also, her own.

On the other hand, Kristen, always had an entrepreneurial spirit. As her first job, she founded a local event planning business in her hometown: Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She studied Women’s Studies and Spanish at Duke University, but chose to follow a career as a Theater Director. That was actually what brought the duo to NYC in 2013. Kristin was going to attend her MFA at The New School. Today, she continues to self-produce theatre as well as working on Uprooted Flower Truck.

So, let’s talk about the truck!

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The truck has a floral cooler, electrical system, work counters, and sink with hot water – surely a fully functional florist on wheels! Plus, there is no way to miss it, when it passes by or is parked somewhere around the city. It’s gorgeous and with beautiful bright colors!

Flower bouquets are prepared and sold in three sizes – “the studio”, “the loft”, and “the penthouse” ranging from $12 – $45. Pretty good price for NYC!!!

Are you organizing an event? Needing new ideas of how to “wow” your clients, your team or your friends & family can be quite exhausting. We certainly know how event planning can be crazy! Phiuf! So, besides being able to have all your flower arrangements organized by Uprooted Flower Truck, have you ever thought about actually “booking a truck”? They organize custom floral events including bouquet bars, flower crowns, & branded bloom giveaways.

And, of course, weddings! I love everything about wedding, but the flower decoration is something I always look forward to! Why? Well, I have friends in the flower business in Brazil and became passionate about it! Anyway, their arrangements are certainly the style I want for my own wedding. They’re extremely colorful, with exotic flowers, unique arrangements and that no one will ever have the same! So, talk to the girls to explain what you want for your wedding!

Now, if you’re the type that loves Doing It Yourself (DIY), the girls organize pretty cool workshops to learn how to make the perfect flower arrangements.

You’ll be sure to learn all the tips and tricks behind doing the perfect vase and bouquets. I had an “express” course when we shot the YouTube video and was amazed at little tricks that make all the difference on the final result!

And lastly, if you live in New York and love having you home weekly decorated with beautiful flowers, but like every true New Yorker, you have absolutely no time to refill your vases, take a look at the Uprooted Subscription! Besides saving money, it’ll save you tons of time and fill your home with gorgeous arrangements. As they explain:

“Treat yourself or one of your favorites with a gift that keeps blooming! Choose your delivery dates, tell us about your preferences & we’ll send you the freshest flowers in town!”

We are sure you’ll enjoy it!

If you want to really go “pro”, take a look at the post we wrote about the Flower School in NYC.

Hours & Locations: Uprooted Flower Truck hits the NYC streets Thursday through Sunday each week. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter for exact parking locations and other surprise pop-ups!

www.uprootedflowertruck.com


Videography: Renata Meirelles
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: Renata Meirelles and courtesy of Uprooted Flower Truck

Fê is our Founder & CEO! She’s Brazilian (Yup! Not a New Yorker!), but her indescribable passion and curiosity for NY makes her a New Yorker by heart. Fê worked in companies like Kimberly Clark, Quintessentially, Vogue Brazil and Iguatemi Group, and after 12 years of working for these fantastic companies, she decided to go solo and move to NYC!
She lives in Brooklyn since April of ’15 and has been tirelessly working on BTSNYC, working with huge companies on corporate projects, practicing her Arhatic Yoga meditations, finding time for gym and friends! Phiuf!

10 Lifesaving Hacks to Travel Around NYC

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There is just so much we want to do and explore when we come to New York, right? Check out these 10 lifesaving hacks to travel around NYC!

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These 10 lifesaving hacks to travel around NYC will help you better navigate the city and make your visit memorable!

Check them out below and keep them in mind when you get here!


#1 Drop your luggage off, so you can focus on having fun

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For only $6/day you can drop off your bags at over 50+ locations in the city so you can free your arms and not worry about dragging your luggage around during the day.

Book here for a 10% discount or use code “BEHINDTHESCENES”.

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#2 Screenshot the subway map before you get onto the subway

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Some subway cars aren’t yet updated to show the next upcoming stops/transfers so use your phone to navigate where to get off.

You can catch a cellphone signal in between some stops, but play it safe with having it already on your phone. This way, you don’t get lost or have to hover over someone to check the subway car map.

And still, if you’re more into tech-hacks, just download an APP called “New York Subway MTA MAP”. It’s works with no wifi too!


#3 Bring a selfie stick

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It may seem like such a tourist thing to do, but if you don’t want to bother a busy New Yorker to take your picture, then this is the best way to snap a quick pic!

Which one we recommend? Try the one from DJI, named Osmo Mobile 2.

Also, for inspiration, follow Fomofeed to find all the cool free NYC instagram-worthy shots.


#4 Pack comfortable walking shoes

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With so many great walking spots in NYC, you will need a good pair of shoes that won’t hurt your feet after a few miles.

Some favorite (and free) walking spots include Fort Tyron Park, FDR Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, and the gorgeous pink Williamsburg Bridge, that has been featured in countless movies!

If you’re into adventure, you might want to explore the beauty of upstate New York or our Behind the Scenes Tour of the Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital! So scary and curious!


#5 Use travel APPs to make your life easier and save some cash

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Here’s a list that may come in handy when traveling around NYC.

  1. Check out Yelp for check in discounts to restaurants around the city and Open Table to make a quick reservation.
  2. Use Juno, Lyft or Uber to share rides and get around the city, or the Citibike APP if you prefer biking around.
  3. Download Splitwise to make it easier to track and split expenses amongst your travel party.
  4. Check out the HotelTonight APP for exclusive hotel deals.

#6 Carry a portable phone charger

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This is crucial, especially because with pictures and social media, your battery will drain in no time. You’ll be out and about all day in New York, so be sure you buy a phone charger so you stay plugged in all day – most will be under $30 and well worth it!

But we love the Mophie products, even though they are a bit more expensive. They have a (RED) Collection where “a portion of the proceeds from every (PRODUCT)RED™ purchase will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa”.


#7 Beware of street food

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NYC is well-known for their delicious hot dog stands and roasted peanuts, but be careful with where you choose to eat! You might have a bad time during your trip if you pick the wrong one!

Find a food cart that has a long line or keep an eye out for the most trusted food cart, like the traditional “The Halal Guys”. We love them, and so does every other New Yorker in town.

You can find them at West 53rd Street corner with 6th Avenue, and a few other spots in the city!


#8 Save money on Broadway tickets

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If you have time to spare, you can find steeply discounted Broadway show tickets the day of at the big red TKTS booth in Times Square, South Street Seaport, Lincoln Center and Downtown Brooklyn. Check their website for queue hours.

Want another secret to the currently most coveted show on Broadway: Hamilton!? They have an APP called “Hamilton – The Official App” where, twice a day, they have a lottery giving out tickets for $10/each and you can buy up to 2! Note: Tickets for the show starts at $199, and skyrocket to over $800 for the premium seats.

Oh! And if you want the true “behind the scenes experience”, you might want to have dinner with 2 cast members from Hamilton before the show, watch the show from the best seats, then go back stage to meet the entire cast! How? See here!

Not a fan of Hamilton? Don’t worry! We have this experience for all Broadway show!


#9 – Don’t fall for street scammers/hustlers

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NYC will always have people hustling outside on the streets so beware of the scam! You may wind up with fake tickets, blank DVDS or something else counterfeit that you just paid for.

Just go straight to the official website or authorized resellers to purchase and be safe.


#10 Research pay what you wish museum days

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Some of the major museums in NYC have donation based nights that can save you some serious cash!

The 9/11 Museum, Bronx Zoo, New Museum, and the Frick Collection all have weekly donation based entrance fee hours to name a few.

Plus, many have specific days/hours with FREE entrance.


The list can go on, but these are probably the top 10 lifesaving hacks to travel around NYC!

If you are looking for any type of help during your travel, let us help you out. But, if you’re a company looking for assistance for your team or your valuable clients, contact our experts.

Have fun and welcome to our Behind the Scenes NYC world!


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Behind The Scenes NYC on ExportHub: Live your Dream

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Once again, Behind the Scenes NYC (BTSNYC) is featured in the press! This time, ExportHub talks about what BTSNYC is and how we are disrupting the travel industry in New York.

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With a fantastic journey from Brazil to New York, Fernanda Paronetto (a.k.a. Our Founder), started Behind the Scenes NYC back in April of 2014.

Today, the company is considered one of the top platforms for visitors and locals that want to explore New York off-the-beaten-path. In addition, Fernanda was also featured as one of New York’s top travel entrepreneurs, on the Huffington Post.

ExportHub posted a great article about what Behind the Scenes NYC is really up to and how we are disrupting the travel industry in New York!

See below a small excerpt:


Recently, I read an inspiring story about Fernanda Paronetto and her struggle to get an American visa and live in New York City for good. Her passions to live in the city and chase your dreams are something we all think about, but only a few individuals dare to achieve it.

Keeping that in mind, Behind the Scene NYC (BTSNYC) is a website providing professional concierge services to the locals and visitors to have a remarkable experience. Being a corporate planning and management boutique firm which specializes in providing unique and non-touristic experiences to the people, the website truly offers something intriguing.

Many of you would be asking how does this work? With more than a million followers from all over the world, BTSNYC focuses on some of the most exotic and economical hot-spots for the people, providing with inclusive and unique events which fascinate your clients, your company, or your friends and family members. This type of service might be referred as a fresh approach towards event management and travel planning.

…to be continued…


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If you want to see more about Fernanda’s journey and how she actually made it in New York, see this amazing post featured on GoalCast.

Underground New York Subway Tour

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We are obsessed and love exploring New York’s underground subway system! It’s certainly thrilling and the stories behind it are incredible. So, come experience our “Underground New York Subway Tour”!

Located in the neighborhood of TriBeCa, Chamber’s Subway Station has an exciting story behind it. Actually, New York’s subway system is filled with secrets!

Lets take a ride through the living history of the world’s largest rapid transit system (in area) by weaving in and out of the past and present transit hubs of lower Manhattan.

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This unique tour is designed to give a comprehensive history of the NYC Subway system, from its groundbreaking in 1901 up through the creation of the three different proprietary lines which were unified into the system we know today.

Plus, we’ll uncover information and learn about spaces even the most seasoned commuter might not know about.

Moreover, this tour will stop in stations that are all open to the public. Using the 6 train as our own ten-car time machine, we will ride through and see three abandoned ghost stations that 4, 5, and 6 riders unknowingly pass through everyday: Worth Street, 18th Street and the famed City Hall Station. We will not stop inside these stations.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • City Hall Park as the birthplace of the subway system including the parts of the famed City Hall Station you can see right in the park;
  • The comically short route of the mythical “Subway before the Subway,” Alfred Ely Beach’s Pneumatic Transit System;
  • The architectural ghosts of the now nearly forgotten Chambers Street station which was originally a terminal built in 1915 to rival Grand Central;
  • We will ride through the very first 9 stations in the original 1904 system, armed with your own scavenger hunt checklist to find historical and architectural treasures in these stations.

DETAILS:
Price: $35 / person
What to know:
 The tour is 2 hours long, requires 2 metro card swipes and is happening rain or shine! Please note the route might change slightly depending on the MTA schedule.
What to wear: Bring comfortable shoes, as the tour requires walking up and down stairs.
Ticket Confirmation: After you book this experience, you will receive a confirmation email from our partner confirming you are attending the tour!

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Plus, if you enjoy exploring New York’s subway system, take a look at these secrets behind it!

In addition, you might also enjoy our “Secret Behind The Scenes Grand Central Terminal Tour“. So, for Private Groups or Corporate Groups, let out experts customize your tour!


Videography: Renata Meirelles
Photo Credits: Renata Meirelles and courtesy of
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My Sweet Brigadeiro Reminds Us How Much We Love Brazil

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We love Brazil for several reasons: the beaches, the Carnival, the happy and always solicit people, the amazing climate! But, one of the big reasons are because of a sweet called Brigadeiro and My Sweet bakes it perfectly!

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Anyway, the list of reasons to love Brazil can just go on forever. As we mentioned, the even sweeter reason are the famous brigadeiros.

Brigadeiro is a chocolate type of candy that is very traditional and with a very unique texture!

Brigadeiro Bree-gah-day-ro is Brazil’s favorite and most traditional sweet. Made with condensed milk, cocoa and butter, its cooking process requires love and patience. The result is a delicious round shape sweet with a unique and unforgettable consistency.

Two Brazilian expats in New York, Paula Barbosa and Christina Bahn launched My Sweet in 2011. The recipes and idea came through Paula. Her Grandma Lucila is the one that inspired and taught her how to perfectly bake them.

And, we have to agree. Everything we learn with Grandmas, are the best, right?

Speaking about, Paula uses only organic and very high quality ingredients, sourced through local producers. A great way to support the community, for sure! In addition, there are absolutely no preservatives and artificial ingredients, making them perfectly natural, and delicious!

Do you want to know who are a few of their most loyal customer are: Gisele Bündchen, Al Pacino, Andrea Dellal, Alessandra Ambrosio and Izabel Goulart!

So, it’s a definite pit stop when you are exploring the super artsy Bushwick neighborhood.

Lastly, you can also shop online if you aren’t able to go to the store. There, you’ll be able to discover all the amazing different flavors. Flavors like: cinnamon pecan, peanut lover, BW crunch, lavender, ginger, fresh mint, sea salt and countless others! We particularly love the traditional one, with only chocolate.

So, as we stated: We love Brazil!

This might be a great treat to have at any upcoming private event or dinner you might be organizing for friends and family. It’s also very popular to see it in weddings, so it can be a great option! If you need assistance to organize a Corporate event or meeting, our experts can cater to your needs.

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm

Location: 57 Porter Avenue, Brooklyn
Plus, you can also find them at Whole Foods Tribeca and Fresh Direct.

 

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Martina Campos & Rafael Quintela’s NYC Wedding

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With a love story born in New York City, Martina and Rafael’s NYC wedding had no other option, than happening where it all started! Their wedding was the perfect example of what “being a New Yorker” feels like.

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Martina Campos and Rafael Quintella are both Brazilians, born in São Paulo. They met in the gorgeous Brazilian island of Fernando de Noronha through friends in common. However, the “flirting scene” took place in the Big Apple, where Rafael had been living for a couple of years.

In no time, Martina transferred to NY through the company that she worked for and moved in with Rafael. After running the New York Marathon a few months later, Rafael proposed at the finish line! Surely a surprise for her!

They immediately chose New York City to celebrate the wedding. This way, their friends and family could feel a little bit of all the excitement and affection that they both have for the city.

They wanted a party where they could show what “being a New Yorker” feels like. Therefore, they avoided all of the typical Brazilian wedding peculiarities like: the Bem-Casados – a typical sweet given to every guest at the end of the party, a Brazilian DJ, flowers scattered throughout the entire party. They decided to play around with the New York characteristics.

They left the church in a vintage yellow taxi cab, appetizers were all typical dishes such as oysters, dumplings and hotdogs and the furniture had a cool vintage style. Plus, the DJs were the same that were seen playing in the best nightclubs in town.

This is what they organized:

Thursday night the couple hosted their guests for drinks in the speakeasy bar in Chinatown, Apothéke. It’s one of those hidden spots that only after walking in, you realize how cool it is. Very NY-style.

On Friday, they had a formal cocktail at the rooftop of Hotel Americano. After all, the New York skyline is definitely one of the highlights of our beautiful city!

The wedding ceremony happend in the “Church of Saint Paul the Apostle”, located in the Upper West Side. After leaving the church, guests headed to the party in those touristy double deckers buses. It was unexpected and surely very fun!

Lastly, the party happened at Cedar Lake, a dance & art space in Chelsea. The neighborhood is known for being the home to the coolest art galleries in New York.

As we all know, Brazilians are definitely one of the liveliest people in wedding parties. So, everyone was there until sunrise, evidently.

See below all the professionals hired by Martina for her NYC wedding:

Venue: Cedar Lake
Dress: Johanna Johnson
Shoe: Kila (Brazil)
Make Up: Junior Castro
Hair: Junior Castro
FlowersDecor & Scenography: Julia Lake
DJ: Eli Dias
Band: Justin Miller
Buffet: Peter Callahan
Cake: No cake
Sweets: Cupcakes, instead of the traditional Brazilian Bem-Casados
Wedding Planner: Classic Events NYC
Film & Photography: Josh Wong

If you also want to have a typical NYC wedding, let our experts help you out. We work with the best partners in the wedding industry. Therefore, we will be able to cater to all your desires and make your dream wedding come true!

For Corporate requests and events, let us assist you and create a memorable experience for your team or clients.

 

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Josh Wong 

NYC By The World-Famous Visionary Floral Artist, Jeff Leatham

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The World-Famous Visionary Floral Artist, Jeff Leatham, tell us his flower secrets in New York City! Your home will never be the same after reading this!

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We all know how hard – or painful – it can be to have beautiful flowers in your Home. Living in New York can make this “simple” chore, a challenge.

For some people, like our Founder, Fê Paronetto, their palms start sweating just with the thought of What, How, Where to buy Flowers. Don’t get it wrong, our Founder is crazy about flowers….but knows nothing about them! Ha!

Why? Well, lets analyze:

  1. Everyone living in New York is literally always busy running up and down around the city. It’s pretty easy to forget to water your adorable flowers in the morning or when you get home.
  2. New York has a cruel Winter that we only survive due to the massive heaters and has a hot, humid Summer that make us sleep practically embraced with the air conditioner. This makes it so hard to keep flowers alive and glistening.
  3. When you go to a flower shop – in a grocery or market, a boutique flower shop or one of these bigger stores in the Flower District – you never reeeeally know what to buy.
  4. Mixing and matching your arrangements? Ha! This can be a complicated task for sure, specially when you only know the names of flower like Roses and Lilacs.

Well, this week Fernanda interviewed the world-famous visionary floral artist, Jeff Leatham.

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Jeff is currently “the Artistic Director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V, in Paris and as well as the Artistic Director at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, where has been creating a sensation with his floral designs and installations since he first began working with flowers there 17 years ago.

Jeff’s work is a combination of his love for flowers and his passion for design. His creations are bold statements, using shape, color and simplicity to produce a dramatic effect. Breathtaking and unforgettable, Jeff’s flowers and design essentials are always integral to the setting, never merely a backdrop.

Known for his floral installations that are often compared to contemporary art, His continuous collaboration with international luxury brands has allowed him to present his work in several international design expositions around the world. Such Luxury Brand’s as Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bulgari, Swarovski Crystal, Givenchy, Ellie Saab, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Waterford Crystal, Dom Perignon, and Samsung have commissioned Leatham’s design signature style.”

He shared with us a few tips and ideas about which flowers to buy, how to arrange them in your home, what is a cool gift to give someone you love, where he gets his inspirations and much more!

As Cher (Yes! The Singer!) said, and we agree: “Jeff is not a florist, he is a genius.


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“Despite of how touristy or well known this place is, the Flower District (on West 28th Street), is one of the places to go if you love flowers. You can find everything from fresh blooms, to faux flowers and never ending supplies.”

Location: The block of West 28th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues


“King of Clean”

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“I’m known as the “King of Clean” and really believe in less is more. The basics of floral design is to separate blooms (ex: Roses to one side and Hydrangea to the other side). People are usually afraid of being judged, so make it clean, simple and chique, never mixing more than 3 types of flowers and never more that 3 monochromatic colors.”


Beautiful Vases

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“To gift someone with flowers is to invest in beautiful vases, so have something pretty to put flowers in. Which vases to buy? I always recommend 3 types: cylinder shaped, bubble bowl or a square shaped. Ideally it’s good to know the personality of the Home, but if you don’t know, keep it simple. My house always has white flowers. When I have a party I still go with the white flowers like Rose, Hydrangea, Casablanca Lily and/or Tuberose.”

Moreover, take a look at his Vase Collection for Waterford where you’ll find these 3 types of vases and a couple more.

Prices vary from $135 – $1,600.


Which flowers are more resistant?

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“When talking about ‘Which flowers are more resistant’, it’s hard to say because there are so many external things that can impact this answer. Orchid plants can be a good example, because you can travel and you don’t need to worry about watering them. So, a good tip is to drop 4 ice cubes and they can take care on their own.”


Inspirations

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“When I travel to New York, my inspiration comes from several different sources like the galleries in Chelsea, MoMA, and the Gagosian Gallery. The Highline has a great variety of different flowers (even though it can get quite crowded), as does the Botanical Garden in Brooklyn which is gorgeous. Also, the art installations around the City, all the colors spread around NY, the architectural designs are amazing too. Plus, I also get lots of inspiration browsing through the Elle Decoration magazine. It has beautiful homes and amazing flowers. All these decoration/home magazines definitely have great ideas.”


In addition, Jeff has also written a few books, this the one below, published by the Rizzoli. It’s named “Jeff Leatham: Visionary Floral Art and Design“.

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Thank you Jeff for your kind interview and as we’ve said in the beginning, we love your fabulous work!

And, for further information on Jeff’s work, take a look at his website.

www.jeffleatham.com

 

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Jeff Leatham, Luminous Imaging | Bermuda, Mzwallace, Maureen Coates at Modecor, Regina Kokoszka for the NYTimes; 57 West, and courtesy of the organizations. If any image is yours, please claim it!

Fernanda Camões & Alejandro Esteve’s NYC Wedding

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Organizing a NYC wedding is definitely not an easy task, but the result is certainly breathtaking. Fernanda and Alejandro got married with one of the most gorgeous views in New York City!

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If you’re engaged and starting to organize your wedding in New York, you’re probably experiencing how hard it can be to pick the correct professionals to make this remarkably important day as gorgeous as possible, with the least headaches.

Well, the dearest Fernanda Camões married to Alejandro Esteve last October in New York City at The Press Lounge. Her wedding was b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! We invited her to share all her tips and pictures to help inspire and guide you!

Fe, as her friends call her, studied Fashion & Design at Parsons School of Design. She currently works at Carolina Herrera as a Designer.

She was definitely one of the “most stylish brides of 2015” in NYC, as said by the Huffington Post. We do agree!

Here is a short video of the wedding. I’m sure you’ll get the goosebumps, specially during the vows!

…how amazing was that, right?

Here is the complete list of professionals she hired for her wedding party!

Dress: Dolce & Gabbana
Shoe: Casadei
Make Up: Julie Palmieri
Hair: Dayler Chagas
Flowers: Jewel Georgieff
Decor / Scenography: Jewel Georgieff
DJ / Band: Michale Dhundee
Buffet: Print Restaurant
Sweets: Sweet Corner Bake Shop
Cake: Sweet Corner Bake Shop
Bem Casados: Sweet Corner Bake Shop
Gifts: JoMalone
Wedding Planner: Help Bride NYC
Film: H2 Brasil
Photography: L&L Style Photo

The Groom? He wore The Ludlow Shop and together they definitely made a perfect couple.

Take a look at the details on their NYC wedding décor:

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Plus, we all know how overly animated Brazilians are during wedding celebrations. So, take a look below at what happened during the dinner and the party! The party was on until very late hours!

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And, lastly, here are a few more pictures of The Press Lounge:

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If you also want to have a NYC wedding, but have no idea where to start organizing or which suppliers to hire, let our experts help you out. We work with the best partners in the wedding industry and will be able to cater to all your desires and make your dream wedding come to life!

For Corporate requests and events, let us assist you too and create a memorable experience for your team or clients.

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of L&L Style Photo 

Big Mozz: Fresh Hand-Pulled Mozzarella Makes You Beg For More

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A while ago, we did something different and adventured ourselves into the touristy Smorgasburg in Brooklyn, and gladly discovered Big Mozz. Their fresh hand-pulled mozzarella is to-die-for!

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Even though many people know about Smorgasburg, and yes, it’s quite a touristy spot, believe it not not, many others have never heard of it.

Yes, it’s super crowded, but we know that every time we risk ourselves in the ocean of tourists (and locals too), we always find something new to share! There are countless amazing vendors that sell their products there, and many eventually suceed to the point of opening one or more brick & mortar locations.

You don’t believe us? Well, Wowfulls is a perfect example of this. We met them at Smorgasburg and now, they have a super cool spot in the Lower East Side.

So, we’re writing this post because we actually did discover a new supplier that we simply loved this last time we were there! Not only their product is literally to-die-for, but the name is also great: Big Mozz (a.k.a. Mozzarella)!

One of the owners, Elliott Anderson, told us that The Atlantic Ave Co. started off selling delicious and tasty red sauces. All product have “no preservatives, no tomato paste, and no added sugar, ever”. Their new venture is Big Mozz, with amazing fresh hand-pulled mozzarella!!!

We are vegetarians, so we couldn’t say no to trying one of their creations, right?

Elliott was actually doing a delicious freshly-pulled mozzarella while telling us their story! So cool.

The process is amazing and they also offer classes, teaching professionals and aspiring chef the “How To’s” to stretching and making the perfect mozzarella ball. The idea is: you learn, you stretch and you dine!

“Big Mozz hand-stretches fresh mozzarella cheese, sourced locally from Caputo Brothers Creamery in York, PA. We are a local NYC startup, and our team was selected to Zagat’s 30 Under 30 list for 2015.

Our stretching class is the perfect way to learn the art of cheese making while enjoying delicious appetizers from our catering menu, and lots of wine.”

In addition, they also offer catering, which will leave all your guests breathless with their food! The Mozzarella Sticks are some of the best sellers, leaving guests wanting more.

Thank you Elliott and Matt for the amazing gastronomic experience! Your fresh hand-pulled mozzarella deserves every award it’s received! We are your newest fans!

During our crazy NYC lives, you may want some additional help to organize your upcoming private event. Contact our experts to see how they can make your life easier!

For Corporate events and activities, our team is fully prepared to cater to all your needs. Let us know what you need.

Hours:
Please check each specific location below!

Locations:
Smorgasburg: Saturdays (Williamsburg) & Sundays (Prospect Park)
Smorg Square (SoHo) Friday – Sunday
Central Park SummerStage (Rumsey Playfield)
Citi Field
Forest Hills Stadium
Brooklyn Steel

www.bigmozz.com

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Big Mozz

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