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!
Posted in business, fashion, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Harlem Flo, New York, New York City, NYC, personal care, shopping, spending
Tagged 10226, beauty, beauty products, Harlem, Harlem Flo, Made in Harlem, Oprah Magazine, Silvia Dontcheva, Soap, Uptown Soap Co., Vogue Magazine
I was flipping through my digital copy of Vogue-June 2012 edition and came across a sharp-looking photo of Marcus Samuelsson and his wife Maya, who reside in Harlem. They are in the most recent issue of Vogue because the mag is featuring Marcus’ latest book titled Yes, Chef, a memoir. (I didn’t even know Marcus had a memoir out until now. I guess he does not want to do an autobiography?) The Vogue writer characterizes the book as “moving and sometimes harrowing.”
To read an excerpt of Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson, purchase the June edition of Vogue magazine or to read the entire book, pre-order online. It is coming out next month!
Posted in art and culture, fashion, food, Harlem, history, Lenox Avenue, music, New York, New York City, Red Rooster Harlem, restaurants
Tagged Chef, clothing, fashion, Harlem, literature, marcus samuelsson, memoir, Red Rooster Harlem, style, Vogue Magazine, Yes
Sep 6, 2009 @ 11:25
HarlemCondoLife received a nice shout out from the wonderful done and informative HarlemOneStop about NYC Fashions’s Night Out, the global initiative spearheaded by Vogue magazine. The event is Thursday, September 10th from 6pm-9pm at The Dwyer Cultural Center located at 258 St. Nicholas Avenue at 123rd Street.
HCL is attending this event because its presenting the work of eight distinguished artists, such as crochet artist Xenobia Bailey and textile expert Jerry Grant, the hosts are Harlem Arts Alliance, HarlemOneStop and The Dwyer, and we want to support blogs dedicated to all things postive about Harlem. Oh, did we mention the event is…..FREE? Yes, it is FREE so come on out this Thursday and let’s support this initiative! Hope to see you there!
Posted in Community, entertainment, fashion, Harlem, shopping
Tagged 123rd Street, art, artisans, artists, fashion, global initiative, Harlem, Harlem Arts Alliance, HarlemOneStop, St. Nicholas, uptown, Vogue Magazine