Brianna McCarthy

Brianna McCarthy is a mixed media artist with an eye for detail and a talent for piecing together tiny little pieces of color to create a complete work of art.  A self-taught artist, McCarthy “takes pencil to paper, ink to vellum and knife to cloth, to mend the parts of her experience, to fill in…

Erin Robinson (Brooklyn Dolly)

A radiance exudes from Brooklyn Dolly creator, Erin Robinson.  She transfers that positive energy to her art pieces in every stroke and shade of color.  Her pieces speak of the simple pleasures of black beauties.  Little is known about Robinson, but her body of work is classy and striking. Robinson, who describes herself as a…

Dooky Chase’s Restaurant

Long before there was the hit HBO show Treme, there was Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in New Orleans. Upon first opening its doors as a sandwich and lotto ticket shop in 1939 and then as a popular bar before eventually converting into a family restaurant in 1941, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant has stood the test of time. Weathering many a storm,…

Bed-Vyne

The word has been out for some time. The rumor mill is malting barley; the grapevine has been pressed – Bed-Vyne is one of Brooklyn’s coolest home-grown watering holes. A friend once said the pub looks like the backdrop of Janet Jackson’s 1997 Got Til It‘s Gone video; and as takebacks would go, the entire outfit is hand-built…

Get Fresh Company

Streetwear brand, Get Fresh Company, offers clean line, crisp colors and simplistic designs that when paired together deliver an aesthetic of “fresh”.  Located in Toronto, Ontario, GFC offers footwear, head gear and is a hub for a few other brands.     Destination: 498 Queen St W, Toronoto, Ontario, M5V 2B3 Canada Hours of Op:…

Flame Keepers Hat Club

Flame Keepers Hat Club, is a brand with a mission of portraying elegance and grace, quoting Paulo Coehlo and emphasizing “friendliness” in an era of “me” and surface personas. From their product line to their social media presence, everything about FKHC proclaims impeccable style and endless gratitude.             Destination: 273…

Peralta Project

Started in 2005, the Peralta Project was created by M. Tony Peralta.  This 10 year-old brand is an extension of the artist and graphic designer’s work, which demonstrates a strong Dominican identity with a hip-hop edge.