Meet the always calm, cool and collected La-Niece Lylew. As a wife, mother of 8-year-old twins and fly female entrepreneur, La-Niece definitely has her work cut out for her. She recently brought her entrepreneurial dreams to life with her newest venture, Milk River Lounge, so when asking how her day is going, “busy” is an understatement. As the borough’s newest hot spot, Milk River is nestled comfortably on Atlantic Avenue, steps away from the home of the Brooklyn Nets. What is it like to open a restaurant in one of the country’s most buzzed about cities while juggling an active family and personal life? Grab your beverage of choice, take a seat, and you’ll soon find out
September 13 through September 15, 2013, art and fashion aficionados have an opportunity to attend one of the most diverse art exhibitions in Brooklyn! The Foundation for Art In Motion and the BK Style Foundation present the first annual ART Meets FASHION (AMF) exhibit at Industry City, located at 241 West 37th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York. ART Meets Fashion founder and curator, Monica Watkins, is a successful Ford model/artist/philanthropist. In 2008 she combined her passion for helping others and her understanding of the power of art and created Art in Motion. Art In Motion serves as a platform to seek out and nurture young, disadvantaged artists, allowing them to reach their potential and enhance the world around them by setting an example of giving, hope and achievement. Art in Motion emphasizes charity, social consciousness, artistic freedom and global harmony
Everyone knows that style grows in Brooklyn and for many of the borough’s movers and shakers, it also comes with creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit. Today on In His Shoes we’re getting into the mind of Charnier Corey, the “captain” of BK’s newest retail hot spot, Leisure Life. Perfect location on one of the most popular avenues in Brooklyn? Check. Classic meets contemporary design aesthetic? Check. Owned by one of the borough’s flyest fashion ambassadors? Check.
Located in the heart of Clinton Hill on Myrtle Avenue, Leisure Life is poised to become BK’s go-to destination for menswear. Just in time for Fashion Week, we caught up with Charnier to discuss the inspiration behind his brand, whether or not style is something you’re just born with, and why he chose Myrtle Avenue as the home for his new business
If you’re in the New York City area this is for you! Our very first “In His Shoes” feature, Modern Day Matchmaker Paul Brunson is coming to BK next week to celebrate the release of his new book, It’s Complicated But It Doesn’t Have to Be.
You know how much I love Paul and his fresh approach to dating and relationships so I was honored when he invited me to be on the host committee AND serve as the event’s Digital MC! I hope you can join us for this special evening. Would love to see your beautiful faces!