Rachel’s Team Pick: BUST Magazine Craftacular

Hello, friends who live in or around NYC! Do you want to do something awesome? If no, what the fuck is wrong with you? Ok, I’m glad we had that talk. Bottom line, you should go to BUST Magazine’s Craftacular and Food Fair – there will be CRAFTS and FOOD there! It will be in SoHo at 82 Mercer Street on Saturday, May 21st, 2011, from 11am-8pm. Entry fee is $3, which is basically free, especially for a bomb-ass magazine that deserves your support. What will you be doing there, you ask? WELL LET ME TELL YOU.

Core Craft Action!: The BUST Magazine Craftacular & Food Fair features hand-picked vendors who bring the most unique indie shopping experience to New Yorkers. There will be an eclectic mix of handmade jewelry, artisanal foods, stationery, clothes and toys found at the event. Attendees will delight in specialty items such as scents and soaps inspired by literature from Latherati; swingy, summertime skirts made from colorful vintage fabrics from Orangyporangy; cheeky letter-pressed posters and postcards from RarRar Press; and sexy, flirty, eco-friendly lingerie from Clare Bare.

More Fun for Foodies!: Locavores rejoice! To celebrate the release of their recent “Food” Issue, BUST Magazine has expanded the event this year to include more food crafters. An abundance of tasty talent will be found at the show including a variety of chefs, local culinary personalities and gourmet foods. A full 10% of the vendors will be food-oriented, featuring delicacies from local purveyors such as Robicelli’s famous cupcakes, Sour Puss pickles, organic Italian antipasti from Dolce Nonna, locally sourced candies and caramels from Liddabit Sweets, and hand-blended infusions from Not Just Tea. Since no food fair is complete without a food truck, the ever-popular Red Hook Lobster Pound will park its newly launched restaurant-on-wheels just outside the venue to feed hungry shoppers. As an extra bonus, everyone at the fair will receive a FREE copy of BUST’s Food issue.

Food Celebrities!: Erin McKenna, owner of Babycakes vegan bakery and author of BabyCakes Covers the Classics: Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes from Donuts to Snickerdoodles , will make a live appearance to sign copies of her new book at 3pm, as will Gabrielle Hamilton, owner of the Lower East Side jewel-box restaurant, Prune, and author of Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef, at 5pm.

OK? OK. Super. Make moves. MAKE CRAFTS.

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Originally from Boston, MA, Rachel now lives in the Midwest. Topics dear to her heart include bisexuality, The X-Files and tacos. Her favorite Ciara video is probably "Ride," but if you're only going to watch one, she recommends "Like A Boy." You can follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. “Do you want to do something awesome? If no, what the fuck is wrong with you?”

    that was awesome

  2. The fact that I’m out of town for this makes me want to cry. I had to work during last year’s, and if I don’t make it next year, there’s probably just no reason for me to go on living/crafting. …wow, that was dramatic.

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