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Friday, January 15, 2016

Light my creative fire... Secrets, giggles and a fun Speakeasy!

A wonderful cotton from B&J!


A colorful yarn dance fabric I just adore... (also from B&J)

Yesterday, I led a fun private, speakeasy tour for two lovely women who were very excited to explore the district.  We went to a variety of stores, explored many different types of stores, and I recommended some additional stores which fell outside of our walkable area of concentration for their continued fun, and we had a few blissful hours of wonderful conversation and shopping. 

And... as always happens, I stumbled upon a few hidden surprises during our journey.  Psst... lean in...


  • Did you know that Mokuba Ribbon has a short flight of stairs leading up to what looks like a small meeting area/break room near the back of the store?  Have you seen it? Did you know that is still part of the public area available to customers? Well, even if you have noticed it, were you aware that there is a corner of that area, where the closeout goods and small rolls are kept, and offered at ASTOUNDINGLY low prices?  Now you know, although their load is a little lighter after yesterday... (*clears throat*)



  • I have also long wondered what ever happened to that useful fabric once called "pocketing".  Well, it is sold at B&J, and is a tough-as-nails herringbone weave that could make you confident about carrying keys and change again!



  • Did you know that in addition to deep discounts, Paron has some closeout fabrics they are practically GIVING away?  Stop in, if your heart can handle it.



  • You know this already if you've ever been, but Fabrics & Fabrics is just an explosion of fun fabrics.  Beautiful things you need to see to believe...
We saw other stores, and explored things based on their own desires/interests, but it was a great day.  And the weather cooperated! Hooray!

And, because it's a speakeasy, that's all I can tell you...  The rest is "classified"...




8 comments:

  1. I am hearing the siren's song of Paron but trying to hold steady. Though, ummm, did you happen to notice if they have any sweater knits? How about sweatshirt fabric?

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    1. I know we have a shared love for the fabric we both bought from Kashi... Mine is still ... Waiting....

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    2. Sorry - I completed my answer after your next comment. I was tired when I answered you... and it shows!

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  2. p.s. I think I will have that "Come on baby, light my fire" song in my head the rest of the day now. ;)

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    1. Yes. And that fabric could absolutely help you!

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    2. They have one sweatshirt knit i love! So cozy - winter white and grey subtle "stripes" of a sort. Did't notice any sweater knits. Depending on your price rane, B&J has some amazing sweater knits, and gorgeous, affordable bamboo knits that feel like a dream!

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    3. Thanks for all the replies! I've never been to B&J before, I don't think. I will have to check it out next time I go to NYC.

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  3. Sounds a like an Awesome Day and lovin' that peek of spectacular fabric.

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