Category Archives: shopping

Spring Sale at Harlem’s Katrina Parris Flowers

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Harlem’s Katrina Parris Flowers has some great plans for the upcoming Spring season. Katrina Parris Flowers, located at 191 Lenox Avenue, tells HarlemGal Inc that they are not just about flower delivery, events, and weddings. They are about being a part of the Harlem community and coming up with ideas, products and services, that benefit its customers and the community. Here are a few examples-and one of those examples is a Spring Sale. Enjoy!

  • Katrina Parris Flowers is a collection point for Harlem Park-to-Park’s “Harlem Earth Day Bottle Cap Collection – Kids art project”.
  • SPRING SALE is underway. 40 percent off selected gift items and 50-70 percent off gently used event inventory and vases. Plus KPF is having an online sale with 30 percent off select designs for delivery.
  • KPF will be launching soon its LOCAL LOYALTY program, allowing customers to earn points towards free flowers with every purchase.
  • And there is a Contest Giveaway on Facebook going on right now, to win a Harlem Love, Peace & Soul T Shirt.

Stop by and visit Katrina Parris Flowers in Harlem. See details below!

Katrina Parris Flowers
191 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY, 10026 USA
212-222-7030
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Tweet of the Week: Visit Grandmas Place in Harlem

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This weeks Tweet of the Week belongs to Grandmas Place in Harlem and @Schopgirl. Recently, I posted a photo on Instagram of Grandmas Place, located at 84 West 120th Street in Harlem, saying “there’s nothing better than Grandmas Place” to shop for great gifts for kids! Out of the blue, the owners daughter of Grandmas Place tweets back “that’s my mom! 40 plus years in education, literacy, and passion for toys and books.”

This is a classic example that when you tweet something out about Harlem, you are bound to come across family! Luv it!

To shop at Grandmas Place, take the 2/3 subway to either 116th or 125th Street. They’re located right behind Settepani!

And join us on Twitter to receive the latest information about Harlem!

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Made in Harlem: Uptown Soap Co. featured in February issue of Vogue

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I love it when I see Harlem-based companies in the news, specifically in glamorous places, such as in lifestyle magazines. This month Uptown Soap Co. received another nod from Vogue in their beauty section called Made in NY, aka Made in Harlem! Of course, it doesn’t hurt to get notice by Oprah too, which the Harlem based company has on their milestone belt as well.

Uptown Soap Co.’s Silvia Dontcheva tells HarlemGal Inc that “they make all of their products by hand in a small brownstone on 123rd Street in Harlem. The company started 4 years ago and although it began with solely soaps, they now specialize in bubble baths, soy candles, perfumes, body scrubs and more.”

No need to go downtown for these Made in Harlem products. Dontcheva says their products can be purchased in Harlem at the wonderful Harlem Flo on Frederick Douglass Blvd and 122nd Street. Owners Stefan and Louis have reordered from Uptown Soap since they started. Very cool. I know where I’m buying me some pretty soap! See ya at Harlem Flo!

Celebrate the Holidays at Harlem Wine Gallery in Hamilton Heights

Need plans Friday night that will take care of your wine shopping needs? Consider the Harlem Wine Gallery in Harlem’s Hamilton Heights. They’re having a party this Friday evening, Dec. 21st that includes discounts on wine. Check out the details below and if you’re planning on attending don’t forget to RSVP.

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Mark your calendar: Second Harlem Pop Up event happening December 15

On popular demand, Harlem’s Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance Association is back with another local event. This time its focused on the Holidays and its indoors. If you recall, a few weeks ago FBDA successfully executed the first Harlem Pop Up Greenmarket. It was a hit! Now their second event is going to take place from 12pm – 6pm on Saturday, December 15th at 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd between 122nd and 123rd in the large vacant commercial space. There will be several local restaurants serving food, such as Lido Harlem, Harlem Tavern, 5 and Diamond Harlem, Zoma, Chocolat, along with local businesses like Land Yoga and Harlem Skin Clinic. See all the details below. See you at the next Harlem Pop-Up!
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Holiday Trunk Show with Alton Weekes and Deborah Gregory at Harlem Flo

Save the date of December 7th! That’s when Stationary Designer Alton Weekes will host his annual Holiday Trunk Show in Harlem from 5 pm to 9 pm. Joining Weekes will be Designer Deborah Gregory of the famous Cheetah Girls. This event is happening at Harlem Flo located at 2276 FDB at 122nd Street. See entire details below!

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Spend the holiday season at Harlem Wine Gallery

Harlem Wine Gallery, the Hamilton Heights boutique wine shop and art gallery, released their holiday schedule yesterday (Nov 13) through a news release. They have a series of activities planned for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Activities include:

Monday, Nov 19 – Wednesday, Nov 23 – New York Cares Clothing/Accessories Drive – Harlem Wine Gallery will accept donations of gently used clothing and accessories to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy via New York Cares. Donations may be dropped off during business hours.

Saturday, Nov 24 – Small Business Saturday powered by American Express – shop at Harlem Wine Gallery to support and celebrate small businesses across the country. Harlem Wine Gallery will offer all American Express cardholders: 1 free bottle with a purchase of 3 or more for the day. The free bottle will have a minimum value of $10.99.

Top Five Best Selling Wines – Celebrate the holiday season with one or more of these selections by owner and president of Harlem Wine Gallery, Ken Forte.

Harlem Wine Gallery
752A St. Nicholas Avenue at 148th Street
New York, NY 10031
212-281-9463

Evelyn’s Kitchen in East Harlem taking food and dessert orders for Thanksgiving Holiday

Need help in the kitchen for the Thanksgiving holiday? We hear Evelyn’s Kitchen in East Harlem can assist in both the food and dessert area. They are taking orders now for the Thanksgiving Holiday. All orders for Thanksgiving must be placed by Monday, November 19th. A 48 hours notice is required for all orders and pickup will be available until 10 pm on Wednesday, November 21st.

Evelyn’s Kitchen (EK) is a baked goods and catering company located at 2317 First Avenue in East Harlem. EK bakery creates delicious goodies right in East Harlem that can be picked up or shipped anywhere in the US. And they also have a cafe where walk ins can purchase a variety of “dangerously delicious desserts.”

To view and order from the holiday menu, go here. And to learn more about Evelyn’s Kitchen based in East Harlem, check out their website or Facebook page.

Evelyn’s Kitchen
2317 First Avenue, NYC 10035
646-476-7906
goodies@evelyns-kitchen.com

New hardware store opens on Lenox Avenue in Harlem

A reader sent in information this week saying there is a new hardware store on 119th and Lenox Ave and it is open for business. Mr. Shakir Thanawala is the managing director of the new hardware store on 170 Lenox Avenue. Feel free to stop by and let him know about your hardware needs! And a big thanks to the reader for passing along the information and photo! Very much appreciated!

A look back in photos at this year’s East Harlem Harvest Festival

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On October 27, the business community of East Harlem organized their first Harlem Harvest Festival. I attended and had a fabulous time from drinking SugarHill Beer for FREE (Yum), to watching to 212Green perform and walking up and down La Marqueta trying out the different food treats. It was a wonderful time at the East Harlem Harvest Festival and glad to hear the organizers plan on doing this a couple of times a year! Given that, I definitely plan to head back!