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The 2013 Valentines Day Gift Guide for Your Hipster Girlfriend

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Andy Warhol Butterflies iPhone Case, $40

It’s an artsy-girly iPhone case that will look pretty getting reflected in the mirror of her Instagram self-portraits. (Trust me, I am not making fun of anyone with that example.)

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Bourbon Ginger Pecan Pie, $35

After Valentines Day soup dumplings, head home for tea and a bourbon ginger pecan pie, baked by Brooklyn cuties Keavy Blueher and Allison Kave, collectively known as Butter & Scotch. You should skip the plates and eat it with two forks while snugged up on the couch. (Keavy and Allsion, I can’t wait until your brick-and-mortar location opens this spring!)

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A Cat’s Life by Gemma Correll, $14

Quirky cartoonist Gemma Correll is beloved for her dry, off-beat humor. She understands why your hipster girlfriend ends up in empty rooms at parties, petting cats like “a drunken Snow White“. This book is delightful.

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Fjallraven Warm Yellow Kanken Classic Backpack, $88

She can pack for a fun weekend getaway in this adorable, campy-and-classic backpack. Note: also include plans for a weekend getaway to somewhere woodsy.

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Roald Dahl print from Lisa Congdon, $18

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl

Give her this print, hand lettered by my friend and constant inspiration Lisa Congdon, as a reminder that you love her for her inner beauty, too.

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Mineral Magnet Set, $36

A rad set of mineral magnets to jazz up the crummy fridge in her fourth floor walk-up apartment. Bonus points if you include a card that says, “you rock!”


I will be here all week, you guys.

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Oval Stud Earrings from we see stars, $18

Just the thing for adding a tiny bit of sparkle without a lot of fuss. Both Patrice and I wear earrings from this company; hers are teeny lighting bolts, and mine are these very ovals. I got them at Old Hollywood in the Lower East Side in Manhattan (there’s also a location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn), and you can order from the website (link above) or check out the we see stars website for other styles.

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Mini Wooden Speaker, $32

A pretty little wooden speaker that attaches to her iPhone easily, for gettin’ it on to the indie-artist heavy sexy playlist for Valentines Day.

p.s. More gifts for your hipster girlfriend.

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Life List: Have a Drink or Food Named After Me – Check!

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This is a Hanukkah-only Robicellis cupcake called – wait for it! – The Blatt! It’s only available this week, and then goes into the “vault”, Disney movie style, until Hanukkah 2011.

It’s a cupcake homage to the jelly donuts or sufganiyot that are eaten during the holiday. The description is: vanilla cake topped with cheesecake buttercream, raspberry jam and crumbled fried cookie pieces. Sounds pretty excellent, right?

They’re delicious (you can never really go wrong with a Robicellis).

When I found out about The Blatt on Twitter a few days ago, I immediately called Matt all weepy because I was SO touched they’d thought of Rob and me. This was on the heels of them writing this on Thanksgiving, which already had me farklempt. He made fun of me for crying, but then went on to get all mushy himself about how we were so supportive throughout the year – I had them on Hey Brooklyn and we tried to show up for lots of events they were selling at – and how much that meant to them, and then HE got choked up!

People, my friends are rad.

Want one? Here’s a list of where in NYC they’re available. If you want a whole bunch as a special order, you can call them at 917.509.6048 or email

In Brooklyn:

HOM- 88th St and 3rd Ave, Bay Ridge

CAFE AT SAM’S BAKERY- 94th Street off 3rd Ave, Bay Ridge

BLUE APRON FOODS- Union St. off 7th Ave, Park Slope

CAFE 474- 4th Ave off 11th St, Park Slope

CRESPELLA CREPE & ESPRESSO BAR- 321 7th Avenue at 9th Street, Park Slope

MARKET- Cortelyou Road btwn Westminster & Argyle, Ditmas Park

FLYING SAUCER CAFE- Atlantic Ave. btwn 3rd Ave & Nevins Street, Boerum Hill

FARMACY- Corner of Henry and Sackett, Carroll Gardens

RADISH- Bedford Ave off N8th, Williamsburg

TAZZA CAFES- Henry off Atlantic and Clark off Henry, Brooklyn Heights

And in Manhattan:

CAKESHOP- Ludlow btwn Stanton & Rivington, Lower East Side

LILY O’BRIEN’S AT BRYANT PARK- E40th btwn 5th and 6th, Midtown

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