Wednesday, November 23, 2011

SHOP, EAT, DRINK and CRAFT at the 7th Annual BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011

Shop for Handcrafted Gifts -- and Create a Few of Your
Own --
at this Two-Day Extravaganza! 

Photo Credit: Gabi Porter

BUST Magazine is thrilled to announce their return to SoHo forthe 7th Annual BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011. For the first time ever, the event will run for two days. With over 200 craft and food vendors per day, the event offers a haven for more than 6000 attendees to warm up with specialty tasty treats and unique handcrafted holiday gifts.

And for the first time visitors will also be able to handcraft a few gifts of their own. At The BUST DIY Guide To Life Lab, classes and demos will give shoppers the chance to try their hand at craft projects excerpted from the recently released book, “The BUST DIY Guide To Life”! Attendees will be able to make their own tiny terrarium, create a snowglobe, learn how to make bath bombs, discover how mozzarella can be made in a microwave, and more, all for free or a nominal fee. Book co-authors and BUST Co-publishers Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel will be on hand to lead classes and sign copies of their book, which will also be available for purchase.

With a wide variety of artisanal treats and handmade crafts, gift-making classes and demos, DJs spinning music, raffle prizes, and free goodie bags for the first 300 people at the door each day, The BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011 is the ideal destination for shopping, eating, crafting, and a whole lot of fun.

The 7th Annual BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011
will take place at 82 Mercer Street on:
Saturday, December 10, 11am-8pm
Sunday, December 11, 11am-7pm
Entrance Fee: $3.00

Unique Handcrafted Gifts
Offering an eclectic mix of handmade jewelry, stationery, clothing and toys, shoppers can take pride in their holiday purchases. This year’s vendors will include COATT, featuring jewelry made from gold fill and porcelain, Yee-Haw Industrial Letterpress with their colorful eco-friendly letter-pressed posters and postcards, and dirtsa studio, who makes cute and quirky housewares.

Food for Eating & Gifting!
Lovers of food, rejoice! This year, an abundance of tasty talent will be at the Fair, including unique Mexican confections from La Newyorkina; sweet and savory macarons from Macaron Parlour; creatively complex baked goods from Whimsy & Spice, and much more. Guests can take a break from shopping at the first-ever BUST Craft Beer Garden, and the famed Red Hook Lobster Pound truck will also be on hand.

The BUST DIY Guide To Life Lab!
Visitors can learn to make their own special handcrafted gifts at The BUST DIY Guide To Life Lab, taking place on both Saturday and Sunday. BUST Magazine founders Laurie Henzel and Debbie Stoller will lead classes and demonstrations of select projects from their recently released book, “The BUST DIY Guide To Life.” Classes will include making terrariums, snowglobes, bath bombs, and more.

BUST Book Signing!
Written by BUST Magazine co-founders Laurie Henzel and Debbie Stoller (of Stitch ’n Bitch fame), “The BUST DIY Guide to Life” highlights BUST’s 15 years as a DIY innovator, and showcases a broad range of carefully selected projects for audiences from beginners to expert. More than just a crafting book, it also includes a wide variety of useful information for young, independent women, such as managing your finances, traveling on your own, how to start your own business, and more. The book will be available for purchase at the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011, and Debbie and Laurie will be on site to meet guests and sign books on both days.

Celebrity Vendor!
Jay McCarroll, the fashion designer known for winning season 1 of “Project Runway” and contestant on “Celebrity Fit Club” will be manning a booth at this year’s event, selling items from his current line featuring handcrafted and affordable bags, scarves and more.

Sponsors for the 2011 BUST Magazine Craftacular
and Food Fair Holiday 2011 include:
Lower Eastside Girls Club, New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Scoutmob, EvoFem, Blue Q,
Jacqueline Hyde Teas, Night Owl Print Shop, Sock Dreams and Sublime Stitching.

The BUST Magazine Craftacular has won the prestigious Gold FAME Award for Best Special Event as well as the FOLIO Grand FAME Award for BEST OVERALL EVENT, beating out “O,” “Glamour,” and “Cosmopolitan”.

BUST is the groundbreaking, original women’s lifestyle magazine and Web site, unique in its ability to connect with bright, cutting-edge, urban-dwelling, influential young women. BUST, the magazine “for women with something to get off their chests,” addresses a refreshing variety of young women’s interests, including celebrity interviews, music, fashion, art, crafting, sex, and news. Hip, humorous, and honest, BUST is a celebration of all things female and a trusted authority on up-and-coming trends among discerning, educated, and culturally aware women.

Founded by Debbie Stoller, Co-Publisher/Editor-in-Chief and author of the New York Times bestselling knitting book series Stitch ‘n Bitch, and Laurie Henzel, Co-Publisher and Creative Director, BUST began hosting craft shows seven years ago with a holiday event in NYC and has expanded to include holiday and spring events in Los Angeles and London as well as NYC.

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