Mav’s Fab 5- October 23rd, 2012

Favorite Paperies
our 5 picks

Lee’s Art Supply
220 West 57th Street
New York, New York 10019
(212) 247-0110

“Four Floors of Creative Inspiration.” That’s how this art store describes itself, and we think that description is perfect. With four floors stocked with everything you could ever dream of being in a craft store, Lee’s is sure to have any of your crafty needs. You won’t be disappointed in organized artistic chaos found in their Midtown store.

Sam Flax
900 3rd Avenue
New York, New York 10022
(212) 813-6666 ext. 108

The first Sam Flax art supply business was run off of a push cart on the streets of New York City in 1920. Today, there are multiple storefronts throughout the country that carry out Sam Flax’s respected legacy in the art world. Sam Flax stores offer the best and most upscale art supplies for sale, which is why the New York one is one of our favorites!

135 3rd Avenue
New York, New York 10003
(212) 473-6666

This store is a scrap booker’s heaven! Stocked with everything from unique calligraphy pens to homemade wrapping paper, Jam is the place to go to get what you need to scrapbook your favorite memories. Not a scrap booker? Jam is still where you’ll want to go when you feel like getting creative with gift giving. Their one-of-a-kind box selection will get you excited to give.

Paper Presentation
23 West 18th Street
New York, New York 10011
(212) 463-7035

This shop is all about the paper. Last year, the Village Voice voted it the best Paper and Stationary Store. Whether you need business cards, envelopes, special occasion invitations, or are just looking to get creative on paper, Paper Presentation has all you will need.

Paper Boutique
5 West 16th Street
New York, New York 10011

The Paper Boutique provides printing needs for any occasion, whether it be a wedding invitation or an event program brochure. Options are limitless and the finished printed product always comes out beautifully. If you need to get a message out on paper, the Paper Boutique is the best place to start.

Favorite DJs
our 5 picks

Steve Silva (aka: DJ Steve Smash)
DJ Steve Smash combines everything from 80’s and 90’s classics to Latin and House favorites to create the very best club music. He had a modest start working for the Beat Street Record Store in Brooklyn, but is now one of the most notorious up-and-coming DJs on the New York City scene.

Marlon Morris Mercury Entertainment
A Maverick favorite for nearly two decades, Marlon is the king of reading a crowd and churning out the perfect beats to keep the party bumping.  His mixes are always on point with the latest music trends and his energy is fantastic!

David Cruz (aka: DJ Butterican)

DJ Butterican is a master mixologist of the best in up-beat Latin infusion.  His personal love of disco and keen ear for the hottest top forty on the scene work seamlessly together and the result is some of the most interesting, fun mixes around!

Jeff Wallace (aka: DJ Roshamel)

He’s been described as a hot, rocking DJ who keeps a constant flow. We agree, and that’s why we love him. Check him out at one of his many New York gigs!  We love his flair and great mixes!

Omari Toomer
Real estate consultant by day and one of New York’s hottest DJs at night, there is not much that this guy can’t do. The talented Omari Toomer prefers to work out of places only as cool as he is, which is why you’ll find him mostly in the downtown area. Beauty & Essex and Stanton Social are two of his favorite venues.

 Favorite Blogs
our 5 picks

Cupcakes and Cashmere

Cupcakes and Cashmere is every bit girly as it sounds. Living in Los Angeles, its author Emily Schuman started blogging in 2008 in order to write about things that inspire her. This blog consists of four years worth of material pertaining to fashion, décor, yummy recipes and directions on to how to carry out totally necessary girly trends. If you’re a blog reader, you must add this one to your list!


Started by Gwyneth Paltrow in 2008, Goop aims to share the very best of what life has to offer to every girl around the world. This includes her favorites in fashion, food, and experiences. Goop stresses its readers to take control of their own lives in order to make it the very best it can be, as can be seen in their motto, “Make. Go Get. Do. Be. See.”

Singer 22: The Daily Post

This shopping website-turned-blog is one of our favorite places on the web to check out the latest fashion trends. The blogs here are always complete with celebrities rocking the trend of the moment, as well as links to where we can find that celebrity’s favorite look. Shopping has never been so celebrity-involved since the Singer 22 blog!

Revolve Clothing

Shopping has gone blogging yet again on another one of our favorite blogs! Perfectly categorized into day time looks, evening looks, and “feelin’ it trends,” Revolve spells out the latest and best fashion trends up and down the page. After checking out this blog, readers then know exactly where they can find the showcased looks!

The Kind Life

Alicia Silverstone is the founder of this famous blog, which is an extension of her very own book “The Kind Life.” This blog features many different ways that readers can lead a fun and fulfilling life, all while being eco-friendly- or as Alicia Silverstone puts it,  “all while taking care of Mama Earth!” As we grow up, it is often fun vs. responsibility- but this blog shows us that we don’t have to choose. We can have both at the very same time!

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