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info PUBLISHER THE MAMAS NETWORK EDITOR LENI CALAS

Dear Readers,

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This is a love letter to the people who helped make the third issue of OFFSPRiiNG Magazine.

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A small community of outer-borough parents, artists, creators, and business owners came

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together to create something wonderful and share it with you, the readers of this new, unique

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publication. We at OFFSPRiiNG believe that parents deserve more than what they see on news-

CREATIVE DIRECTOR RODNEY STERBENZ contributors michael parmelee Akihisa Yamaguchi lula aldunate DIRECTOR OF SALES RANDI MADRID ASSISTANT SALES ALISON KASE administrator maria adcock

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stands today, and we worked hard to bring you a guilt-free reading experience that will enrich and inspire your lives.

With the help of the collaborators, this issue includes many inspiring articles, but one stands out above the rest: the Holiday Gift Guide. Local shop owners generously contributed their time, expertise, and goods to this guide and hand-picked the very best gifts for your children this holiday season. Along with Assistant Editor Quiana McCarthy these owners curated the ultimate guide of gifts that can be purchased right here in New York City.

Many of us think about how to give back to our community during the holiday season, and there is possibly no greater contribution then shopping locally. Being a patron of local shops will ensure that your neighborhood will thrive for the year to come. Our holiday gift guide brings this opportunity right to your fingertips. So, instead of staring blankly at a forest of cacophonous, chiming plastic gadgets in a crowded big box store, let the expert hands at your local shops guide you to the perfect gift. The selections from local stores presented in this issue will fill you with childlike wonder and, more importantly, remind you that fast, easy, and glorious holiday shopping doesn’t have to be a holiday miracle.

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Also in this issue is a gorgeous photo essay, Fantasy Formal, shot by photographer Michael Parmelee. It features dreamy fashions for girls and is expertly designed by our Creative Director Rodney Sterbenz. (Rodney also got his hands dirty on this issue—he rolled out cookie dough for the backdrop of the Table of Contents.) Michael and Rodney came together with their talent and professional experience to bring you a truly unique visual experience. Words cannot convey my appreciation for their collaborative efforts.. I hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed making it for you.

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Letter from the Editor - 4 Recipes for LiFe- 8 Delve into delicious recipes passed down through generations

Handmade Hanukkah - 13 Handcrafted Finds for the Holiday Season

Holiday Gift Guide - 14 Handpicked Local Goods for your Upcoming Holiday Season

Local Artisans - 26 Meet 4 Local Creators and their Holiday Inspiration

Fantasy Formal - 28 Fantasy Inspired Formal Wear

Capture the Moment - 39 Photographer Mariliana Arvelo Discusses Capturing ThE Special Moments in Life

Holiday Drinks - 40 Our Recommendations for a Warm and Festive Holiday Season!

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Recipes for life Before she passed away, my grandmother, Evelyn, gave me what

Recently, I opened my kitchen cabinet and, for the first time, took out

I believe is the greatest gift someone could ever give: Her recipes.

Evelyn’s 185 recipe cards with the intention of making them. One in

She hand-wrote them in script on index cards, describing in detail

particular caught my eye, a solitary card that did not contain a rec-

how to create dishes that had been handed down by her mother and

ipe—at least not for food. Instead, it said:

grandmother during the Great Depression. They aren’t complicated or intricate, as many of them came from a time when fresh food was

1. Take time out to work—it is the price of success.

scarce. Many of the recipes include ingredients I needed to look up,

2. Take time out to think—it is the source of power.

as they aren’t common today. But still, I have kept them, carrying

3. Take time out to play—it is the secret of youth.

them with me from house to house, kitchen to kitchen, knowing that

4. Take time out to read—it is the foundation of knowledge.

one day I would take a peek into the life of my grandmother through

5. Take time out to worship—it is the highway to reverence.

her cooking.

6. Take time out to help & enjoy friends—it is the source of happiness. 7. Take time out to love—it is the one sacrament of life.

Evelyn’s life and mine are leagues apart. Evelyn was a farmer’s wife

8. Take time to dream—it hitches the soul to the stars.

who raised her family of six on a pig farm in rural Indiana during the

9. Take time to laugh—it is the singing that helps life’s load.

1950’s. She grew her own vegetables, preserved her own food, and

10. Take time out to pray—it helps bring God near, and washes the

worked on the family farm with her husband and children. In her

dust of the earth from our eyes.

spare time, Evelyn was a blue ribbon-winning baker who competed in local state fairs. Her baking was once revered as some of the best

Are these the 10 things that really matter in life? To Evelyn, they were.

in the Midwest. Every year around the holiday season, my aunt bakes an array of my I live in Queens, New York. Typically, my dinner parties involved

grandmother’s recipes and sends them to our family. We await this

ordering sushi from our local Japanese restaurant and serving it up to

package in the mail with great anticipation as we know it will be filled

large groups of friends in our tiny apartment. But last year, my family

with the most incredible treats that only love can truly create.

and I bought a home. When I saw our very first patch of grass, I knew it was time to make a change. I bought as many books as I could

This month, I want to share with you a bit of that love as well. Here

find about farming, purchased seeds, soil, and tools, and got to work

are a few of my grandmother’s recipes that made the journey from

transforming our yard into what I hoped would be a small version of

the farmlands of Indiana, through decades of American history, and

Evelyn’s life on the farm. Our small plot of land is now growing food,

now, hopefully, to your family’s table.

and with continuous hard work, I am harvesting my farming ancestry into culinary success. Happy Holidays!

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1/2 Cup Butter

1 Tsp Cinnamon

1 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 Tsp Salt

1 Egg

1 Tsp Cloves

1/4 Cup Milk

1 Tsp Nutmeg

2 Cups Flour

1 Cup Chopped Apples

1 Tsp Baking Powder

1 Cup Nuts of Choice

Preheat oven to 350. Cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add in egg, milk, flour, and spices. Finally add apples and nuts. Form generous sized cookie shapes and bake on greased cookie sheet for 20 minutes or until brown.

1 TBSP Melted Butter 1/4 Tsp Vanilla 3 TBSP Cream 1 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar Mix together until smooth and spread on to cookies.

3 1/3 Cups Flour

1 Tsp Nutmeg

3 Cups Sugar

1 Cup Vegetable Oil

2 Tsp Baking Soda

2/3 Cup Water

1 1/2 Tsp Salt

4 Eggs

1 Tsp Cinnamon

2 Cups Pumpkin

Pre-heat oven to 350. Stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and spices. Add in the oil, water, eggs, and pumpkin and mix well. Place in 6 small greased bread tins or 2 large ones and bake for 45-50 minutes.

1 Package of Kraft Caramels 1/4 Cup Water 6 Cups Bite Sized Rice Cereal Squares 2 Cups of Pecan Halves Heat oven to 300. Melt caramels with water in heavy sauce pan until smooth. Add cereal and nuts, mix lightly until well coated. Spread onto 15”x10”x1” baking pan and bake for 25 minutes. Turn out onto greased waxed paper. Cool and break apart.

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2 Cups Egg Whites at Room Temp.

Pre-heat oven to 350. Sift together sugar, cake flour and cocoa and set aside

1 1/2 Cup Sugar

in a bowl. Beat together egg whites, vanilla, and chocolate syrup until foamy.

1 1/4 Cup Sifted Cake Flour

Combine sugar, cream of tartar and salt to the egg white mixture gradually

1/4 Cup Cocoa

and beat until stiff. Gradually, fold wet mixture into flour and do not over

1 Tsp Vanilla

mix. Bake for 45 minutes.

1/2 Tsp Chocolate Syrup 1/3 Cup Sugar

Serve topped with soaked cherries and a dollop of manchego cheese.

1 1/2 Tsp Cream of Tartar 1/2 Tsp Salt

1 1/2 Cups Sugar

Preheat oven to 400. Cream

1/2 Cup Butter - Softened

together the butter and

2 Eggs

sugar, adding in eggs and

1 TBSP Vanilla

vanilla.

2 3/4 Cups Flour

flour, baking soda, cream

1 Tsp Baking Soda

of tartar, and salt. Mix well

2 Tsp Cream of Tartar

until dough becomes thick.

1/2 Tsp Salt

Place small balls of dough

Cinnamon & Sugar Mixture

on baking pan, then sprin-

(Appx. 3-4 Tsp of Each)

kle with cinnamon & sugar

Gradually sift in

mixture. Bake 10 minutes or until brown.

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Caitlin WICKER CREATES handmade stuffed animals made from recycled sweaters and filled with high quality hypoallergenic stuffing. CAITLINWICKER.COM

WHAT INSPIRES YOUR DESIGNS? My inspiration comes from vintage toys, whose imperfections add to their character. A well-loved animal has many interesting stories and secrets about places traveled, shared laughter, and shared tears. WHEN YOU WERE A KID, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP? I had visions of becoming an artist, because I spent much of my time drawing, painting, and making things. WHAT WAS THE BEST CHILDHOOD GIFT YOU RECEIVED DURING THE HOLIDAYS? When I was 5 years old, I fell in love with a sweet stuffed raccoon. When Christmas finally came, I was so excited to open my present. Raccoonie still sleeps on my bed.

CAITLIN’S GIFT PICK: "Penguin...my penguins are easy to cuddle with and they have so much personality.”

Tamar MOGENdORFF creates artistic re-interpretations of natural subjects in linen, cotton and wool. tamarmogendorff.com

WHAT INSPIRES YOUR DESIGNS? Almost anything, it’s about the right combination of elements and moments, and finding new ways to ‘see.’ It can be the most banal thing, or a random moment. Sometimes I need to act to get creative, but most times it just happens by something totally random, a conversation, a dream. WHEN YOU WERE A KID, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP? I wanted to be a National Geographic photographer. WHAT WAS THE BEST CHILDHOOD GIFT YOU RECEIVED DURING THE HOLIDAYS? For the holidays I only got books. But every year for my birthday I got a goldfish. It would

TAMAR’S GIFT PICK: "Owls...These are great

survive for a maximum of 3 months, and now I give my friends’ children the goldfish I create

for adults who are a child at heart.”

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Stephen Fay designs MUNIPALS, hand-painted, solid wood replica MTA, CTA, NJT, and SEPTA toy trains with official colors and graphics. MUNIPALS.COM

WHAT INSPIRES YOUR DESIGNS? Children’s enthusiasm for the subways and the mass transit cars they know in their local areas. My son’s love of the subway was the original inspiration for making these trains, and his urging prompted me to approach the NY Transit Museum gift shop. They were very well received and Munipals was born! WHAT WAS THE BEST CHILDHOOD GIFT YOU EVER RECEIVED DURING THE HOLIDAYS? Beatles albums! DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE CHILDHOOD HOLIDAY MEMORY? Sitting in the backseat of our family car with a carton of Popsicles after STEPHEN’S GIFT PICK: "The subway or train you know best!”

my tonsil operation!

Christina uses water based eco ink to screen print, stencil and paint original designs on t-shirts to produce a unique blend of art and clothing for her brand Queens77. QUEENS77.ETSY.COM

WHAT INSPIRES YOUR DESIGNS? My designs are based on and inspired by my environment and surroundings at that time, situations I’m in, paintings I do, photos I take, art, music, and life. WHEN YOU WERE A KID, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP? When I was young I wanted to be a rock star. Unfortunately, I cannot play any instruments and I am probably tone deaf. Close runner up was a hairdresser. WHAT WAS THE BEST CHILDHOOD GIFT YOU RECEIVED DURING THE HOLIDAYS?

CHRISTINA’S GIFT PICK: "Queens T-Shirt...They are

New Kids on the Block poster and bed sheets. LOL!

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Styling by Quiana McCarthy Makeup by Akihisa Yamaguchi Prop Styling by Rodney T. Sterbenz Backdrop by Broderson Backdrops 28

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3/8� Glitter Stretch Headband: poshnpretty.com

Sequin Tank Dress: Us Angels


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Studded Bracelet: Urban Outfitters

Gold Zebra Print Dress: Nicole Miller

Silver Leopard Print Dress: Biscotti


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Sequin Sleeve Dress: Kate Mack

Sequin Tank Dress: Kate Mack

Fur Vest: Zutano

Right:

Green Turban Headband: SawuCreations on Etsy.com

Left:


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Dress with AppliquĂŠ: Us Angels

Custom Headdress: LulaLand for Allegria Boutique


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Back: Tulle Bows Dress: Stella McCartney Kids

Tulle Bows Skirt: Stella McCartney Kids

Right: Sequin Bow Top: Little Marc Jacobs

Shimmering Rose Dress: Biscotti

Left: Custom Leaf Headband: LulaLand for Allegria Boutique


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Gold Dot Dress: Us Angels

Fur Pompom Custom Big Bow Headband: LulaLand for Allegria Boutique

Gold Sequin Trim Dress: Biscotti

Antique Gold Bendable Bracelet: SnakeTwist.com

Gold Lace Trim Dress: Tahari

From Left to Right: Fur Pompom Knit Beret: San Diego Hat Company Kids


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Mariliana Arvelo of Stylish & Hip Kids Photography gives her thoughts on capturing the most precious moments of family life.

Mariliana Arvelo has been a photographer for 15

Are you working on any

years and creates unique children’s photographs

special upcoming projects

for families. She describes these photo shoots

for the new year?

as ”little journeys where I get to be part of the

For the month of January I’m going to

beautiful bonding experience that each family

Omkareshwar, India, to continue working on

has.” She uses unusual urban landscapes such as

a personal art project at the AnandamayiMa

graffiti walls in Williamsburg and the East Village,

Ashram. The Ashram is home to a group of chil-

the industrial backdrop of Red Hook, and green

dren I’ve been photographing for three years

spaces like Central Park or Dumbo. She has been

now. It might be the most magical place that I

a part of some families’ lives for many years and

have ever been. So, I’m going back to be with

says, ”It is a highlight for the families and me to

them and to continue creating my form of visual

get together every year and document how

poetry.

their kids are growing.” OFFSPRiiNG caught up with Mariliana to discuss her inspiration and

Props are the besT. THEY

current projects.

ARE very important. Make the environment play-

What do you enjoy most about

ful and relaxed. Get YOUR

taking photos of children?

CHILD’S favorite toys and

Getting to know the kids, discovering, and then

use them as props.

capturing their personalities with my camera. Each session is unique, and my job becomes

If you have a baby, focus

making sure everybody enjoys themselves. I

on the decoration of the

approach each session as an art project where

scene. Make it simple and

we are all collaborating with each other. From

beautiful by adding a soft

that space comes amazing and intimate pictures.

What

are

some

of

your

Was photography part of

blanket or USE A well dec-

your life growing up?

orated room as a setting.

Yes, big time! It was one of my dad’s pas-

inspirations?

sions. I grew up in Venezuela getting National

Let each child show their

I love Helen Levitt black-and-white pictures of

Geographic magazines every month, and he

own personality by wear-

kids playing on the streets of New York in the

gave me my first camera when I was a teenager.

ing what they like.

1940s. For a more contemporary approach, I am

One of the projects I would love to complete

inspired by Alessandra Sanguinetti, whose work

is to scan the hundreds of slides I have of his

Window light is amazing

represents the pull between fiction and reality

photographs from the 1970s. He taught my sib-

and diffused. Natural

that I love playing with.

lings and me a great deal about the stories you

light will bring dimension,

can communicate through an image. In my family,

volume, and better defi-

photography is the language that connects all

nition to your picture’s

of us.

highlights and shadows.

For

more

about

Mariliana

Arvelo and her photography visit stylishhipkids.com

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Martini

White Chocolate Gelt Martini

Pamplemousse Cocktail

2 ounces vodka 1 ounce Goldschlager 1 dash Godiva liqueur 1/2 bar of white chocolate for the rim

1/2 ounce St. Germain 1 ounce grapefruit juice 2 ounces champagne

Champagne

A d d i n g r e d i e n t s to a shaker and shake well with ice. Melt the chocolate (we used a microwave) and coat the rim of a martini glass. Serve and enjoy.

Warm Milk Punch

Punch

1 ounce rum 1 ounce brandy 1 tsp brown sugar dash of nutmeg Heat milk and sugar in a sauce pan and pour into a mug. Add in booze and top with a dash of nutmeg.

COMBINE INGREDIENTS AND STIR VIGOROUSLY. SERVE CHILLED WITH ICE.

Warm Apricot Apple Cider

Cider

1 cup apple cider 2 tbsp apricot nectar 1 tbsp sugar 1 cinnamon stick 1 da s h o f c l o v e s a n d ground nutmeg 1 ounce rum Bring all ingredients (except the booze) to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes. Add in the rum and serve hot. OFFSPRiiNG.COM

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