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This week we’re highlighting a traveling book event, sharing a guest-curated list of NYC-based Latinx businesses to support, and introducing you to two cool new friends: Sophie & Ava Trilling of Rude Mouth.

Culture Corner


Thanks to a reader-submitted hot tip last week, we found out about a v cool new shop in Williamsburg. Tangerine is the neighborhood’s newest outpost for everything you could dream of having in a BK boutique (Brooklyn Bouq?). The shop offers NYC small biz clothing, skincare, glassware & moreeeee. Stop by 616 Lorimer St every Thursday-Sunday to find a new treat. 


There’s still time to catch a few outdoor movies before the szn ends...Head here to see Bryant Park’s Movie Nights schedule for the rest of the month. Phantom of the Opera is set to show on the 27th, and Mrs. Doubtfire (a fave) the 28th :)


The book that’s on the nightstand of every girl in NYC is now traveling around the city in our favorite mobile coffee shop truck, Airmail. Throughout this weekend, Airmail will park near bookstores in BK offering  “Beautiful World, Where Are You”  themed gifts, and of course, coffee!! Stop by Sociale in Cobble Hill today and tomorrow, or FancyFree in Fort Greene on Sunday from 12-4p to get in on the fun!


We all love a good garage sale, and Alfargo’s Marketplace is bringing one for all the menswear enthusiasts out there (which for the record includes ladies too :) ) Stop by this Sunday from 12-5 for a selection of vintage menswear from a handful of sellers with great taste.

Save the NYPL Picture collection! For those of us from the tumblr-era, you might remember the joy of scrolling through inspiring images from different times and places. What if we told you that the Library has a fantastic collection of images and graphics that they are planning to stop adding to and maintaining? The picture collection is an irreplaceable resource for anyone who is an artist, designer, or generally curious.

On Tuesday, September 21 at 10am there will be a sit-in on the Library steps at 5th Ave & 42nd St.

Special Feature
Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, we have a guest-curated list of NYC-based Latinx brands to support right now! Head here to read the list, but first a little about our collaborator, Lorena Tapiero.
As a first generation Colombian-American, Lorena spent her formative years in New York, before living and working in Los Angeles and Dubai. Her agency, Conscious Consulting, is a Latina-owned, bilingual marketing and public relations agency with 20 years of experience in the hospitality, sports and wellness sectors.

Cool Friends:
Sophie & Ava Trilling
of Rude Mouth

Meet Sophie & Ava, the sisters behind NYC-based wine club, Rude Mouth. We first stumbled upon Rude Mouth when we serendipitously went to Palmetto on the night of their pop-up. Needless to say, we had a lot of fun, a lot of wine, and grabbed a very cool tote on our way out. We caught up with Sophie and Ava to hear about how they fell in love with natural wine.

How did you start your wine club project, Rude Mouth?

They always say the best creations are born out of necessity.  For Rude Mouth, that really rang true for us. When we first started tasting low-intervention wines, it was the only thing we could talk about and the only thing we would drink. However, when we would go to wine bars/wine shops/restaurants, we often were given the “oh you don’t know a thing about wine, do you?” stare. We decided to take matters into our own hands: researching natural wine and reaching out to our friends to share what we learned and where to drink it. From there, we saw a need beyond our group of friends—people who knew next to nothing about low-intervention wines (us), but were eager to learn more through an approachable, unpretentious, and easy-to-understand lens. As a precursor to future pop-ups (and maybe even a bar someday!), Rude Mouth began an Instagram during the pandemic so that we could share our love of low-intervention wines and grow a local community and space where everyone could enjoy and learn with us. 


What’s your favorite part about the New York creative community?

NYC is our first love. When you learn how to put up with the grit (we all know this city can chew you up and spit you out) and realize what it has to offer - a gold mine of unique and wonderful characters - it opens up a world you’d never experience unless you live here. Half of Rude Mouth’s mission is cultivating relationships with other like-minded businesses within our community and sharing them with our followers. Every day we find something amazing, whether that be Unified Ferments (a beverage company using fermentation methods to create teas, freakin COOL), Flowers By Ford (Molly Ford’s company creating incredible floral designs) or Buswhick Ayuda Mutua (a nonprofit focused on supporting the Buswhick community with everything from organic foods to household needs), we are wowed by the creative outpouring our own small community has to offer.


What’s inspiring you right now?

We are constantly inspired by all of the local pop-ups that go on around Brooklyn. After our first pop-up we couldn’t believe how many people came out to support Rude Mouth. A lot of new faces showed up, and it really put into perspective how important these events are going to be for Rude Mouth’s growth. It was hard work – and when we look at spaces like Kit Brooklyn, Winona's & Auxilio Space who do this full time and do a fantastic job at that, it pushes us to keep at it and make Rude Mouth a project we can be proud of.

Follow along:
@rudemouthbk on Instagram

Last BLT of the Season Palette

Read more Best Of articles, Cool Friends interviews, past Newsletter editions on our website: 

This week's contributors:

Lorena Tapiero
Founder, Conscious Consulting


Eimy Figueroa
Visual Communicator / @eimyfig

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