We live in Staten Island, New York, we were married in Staten Island, and we handcraft our homemade candles and body scrubs in Staten Island. This is our home, but sadly, it’s often referred to as the “Forgotten Borough” of New York City. It’s amazing how much reputation damage an over-priced bridge can create. Despite the misleading stereotypes, and the world’s second largest dump, Staten Island is still a wonderful place, and the older I become, the more I appreciate what a wonderful community we have here.
First of all, we have an amazing zoo. The picture for this blog is Frank (co-owner, and my husband), taking our nephew to the petting zoo about 2 years ago. There are so many activities for children, and it’s run predominately on the goodwill of beneficent community benefactors. We also have Snug Harbor Cultural Center, which also “harbors” Art Lab, two astounding resources for local artists, and a great part of history. We are also known for our vastly important place in American history, granted, our side was with the…ahem…”other guys,” but the haunting ghost stories of slaves working for the American side at the Confederate House is enough to bring you back, and send chills down your spine. Aside from all of the attractions that Staten Island has to offer, it embodies the home-town community feel, wrapped in the big city.
We love all of our customers – and we’ve had customers from Hawaii, to Washington State, to Texas, and beyond – but we choose to continue our fairs and shows in our hometown because this is the community that has supported our growth. Our neighbors who freely spread the word about us making a small business in a big city, our neighbors who help us break into our house because I locked myself out, our neighbors who experiment with me as I use essential oils to fight off mutant mosquitoes.
We encourage our locals, and people from everywhere, to come check out what Staten Island has to offer, and hey, why not stop by at one of our amazing upcoming craft and holiday fairs and shows!
10.12.15 – Monday (Columbus Day) – Zion Lutheran Church – Staten Island – 11am-4pm
10.17.15 – Saturday – Reformed Church of Huguenot Park – Staten Island – 10am-3pm
11.14.15 – Saturday – Staten Island Tech H.S. – Staten Island – 9am-3pm
11.21.15 – Saturday – Christ Lutheran Church – Staten Island – 9am-3pm
12.5.15 – Saturday – Art Lab – Staten Island -10am-5pm
12.6.15 – Sunday – Monsignor Farrell H.S. – Staten Island – 10am-5pm