Local Creative x Condé Nast Traveler

Local Traveler


Sharing what we know as local is very dear to us. With the movement of talented, skillful makers emerging across the country we are thrilled to be exposed to the bounty of brilliant minds in our own New York neighborhoods. To celebrate community and a welcomed shift in seasons Local Creative teamed up with Condé Nast Traveler and Illegal Mezcal to host Local Traveler at the intimate Sky Gallery in Gowanus. Local, family run Macari Vineyard from Long Island’s Northfork supplied the wine for the special evening and Crown Heights based L’Atelier Vert constructed a Mediterranean influenced feast complete with roasted eggplant, braised lamb shank and a cheese course for the books. Handmade, woven rugs were provided by our favorite local vintage home goods and accessories store, Adaptations NY. Join us as we extend our Local Traveler experience to you.


Our lush garland was created with branches of eucalyptus and olive trees by florist extraordinaire, Lisa Przystup of James’s Daughter Flowers . White peonies in full bloom were placed delicately in the company of the greenery with fresh oranges to add a pop of Mediterranean inspired color.


Charming jars of coriander and chili salt from L’atelier Vert lined our guest table. While a simple herb sprig completed each guests table setting.

We spy Golly Magazine Fashion Director, Emily Rose Theobald, chatting with lifestyle blogger Brynn Elliott Watkins of Being Elliott .


The lovely Kayla of Illegal Mezcal preparing our refreshing Paloma’s for the night. Don’t forget the grapefruit Jarritos to top off the cocktail recipe. And Jenna demonstrating color theory with a pink Paloma and her
Samantha Pleet blush jumpsuit. 


When you get together a room full of ladies you must admire the footwear. Check out the styles on Nicole Benuska of Waiting for Saturday , Emma Tuccillo of And North and our gorgeous florist Lisa.

Maeve, our cohost for the night, updating her Insta with some shots from the event.


A gaggle of crisp Sauvignon Blanc 2013 from Macari Vineyard on the North Fork of Long Island, just chillin and waiting to be served.

The open, spacious Sky Gallery, in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus, made a beautiful canvas for our special gathering with three skylights and white brick details.


Our Canvas Bag Machine drawstring satchel’s were ideal for gifting some of our local favorite Brooklyn makers such as Malaya Organics natural oils, Hartland Brooklyn greeting cards and za’taar samples from Greenpoint Trading Co. amongst others.




A special thank you to these very wonderful local makers for creating Oprah style swag bags for our lovely guests.

Antidote Chocolates / Assorted Flavors the most beautifully packaged, delicious, raw + roasted flavors including our favorite, coffee + cardamom

Aurora Botanica / Sage Bundles who doesn’t need a little sage for their room?  

Captain Blankenship / Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray summer is almost here and we already cannot live without this miracle salt hair spray.  Live like a mermaid this season.

Feng Shui Paint / Beaded Bracelets looking for the perfect shade of mint or purplish grey?  We are sure you will find it with Feng Shui

Glossier / Balm.com a lifesaving, hydrating do everything skin- salve that we all need in our bags

Greenpoint Trading Co. / Za’atar Spice Jars the cutest little jars with the best tasting seasoning! Thank you :)


Hartland Brooklyn / Gold Foiled Cat Card, Bon Voyage Card we love, love, love Hartland Brooklyn cards. Emily really has something for every occasion and just for everyday sentiments too.

L’atelier Vert / Seasoned Salt Tins L’atelier Vert (who also catered our dinner) can do anything, we truly believe this and are so grateful for the chile and lavender salt gifts for guests.

Leah Duncan / Tea Towels these illustrated home goods are a delight. So happy for our guests to take a little Leah Duncan home.

Malaya Organics / Body Oil the woods body oil if you haven’t tried it yet - do yourself a favor and check it out.  An oil that really hydrates your skin and smells perfect, it’s our dream come true.

Short Stacked Zine / Lemon + Honey Issues betcha didn’t know how many recipes involve Lemon and Honey?  That’s why we are so obsessed with this perfect kitchen companion zine.