TNTP’s Ultimate Weekend in New York City

Having grown up 30-minutes outside of New York City, lived and interned here every summer during college, and moved here right afterwards, I’ve spent a fair amount of time in New York. Over the years I’ve tried hundreds of restaurants, grabbed drinks at nearly a bazillion bars, and visited every neighborhood in Manhattan and much of Brooklyn. While I’m no expert at knowing the hottest new spots in town (that’s what Your Weekend Plans is for!), I do know a few things: places to get crafty; tea parties; delicious, no-frills, affordable comfort food; and where to find the most aesthetically pleasing Mexican restaurant in town.

Lucky for you, I’ve shared some of my all-time favorite spots to eat, drink and shop in lower Manhattan with my good friends over at Your Weekend Plans. Click here to get access to TNTP’S ULTIMATE WEEKEND IN NYC!*

Peace, love & neon,
Marisa

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  • Celebrated my incredibly bright and driven bestie @alexivyb yesterday, who received her Masters in Public Administration from NYU, by adding a special touch to her cap! 🎓💜 ⠀
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Anyone can gift their graduates flowers, but a handmade tassel in their school colors is a neontastic way to let them know just how proud of them you are! 📿 Not to mention it’s a gift that will last forever. 😊⠀
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To make this graduation tassel:⠀
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Choose an assortment of colors including school colors in different shades + black / white / grey — any neutrals to compliment and enhance the schools colors! Wrap all colors simultaneously ~10x around an XL @theloome tool. Set aside. Meanwhile, make a braid using the same colors of the tassel: fold the group of strands in half to create a knotted loop at the top, then braid all the strands together. Once the braid length is to your liking, split the strands into two sections. Now tie the top of your tassel using the two split braid sections, knotting the two sections together on the inside of the tassel. Cut the bottom loops of your tassel, add a wrap to create a tassel head and trim to finish!⠀
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Yarn & @theloome tool available in the TNTP shop - link in bio!⠀
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MAJOR congrats to all the grads out there!!! YA DID IT!!!!! 🎓🥳⠀
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  • My consistent view lately: the wall in front of my desk. (Hey, at least it’s pretty!)⠀
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With a long vacation looming and pre-trip deadlines impending, I’ve been buckling down on mostly administrative tasks. These tasks are far-and-away my least favorite (aka zero crafting involved 🙄) but what fuels me is knowing that everything I’m doing now is going to enable us to take TNTP to the next level and me to focus on the creative parts I love most.⠀
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What sorts of administrative tasks, you ask?⠀
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🙋‍♀️ We’re hiring an Events Coordinator!!!⠀
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👯‍♀️ and summer interns!⠀
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📝 We became an LLC⠀
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💵 ...so all our banking has had to be updated⠀
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👩🏻‍💻 And speaking of banking, we’re bringing on a new accountant and finally getting our finances organized in Quickbooks!⠀
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📦 Plus we’ve updated our shipping logistics (which stillll needs a bit more fine tuning) and improved our inventory management system ⠀
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If it’s been quiet on here this week, it’s because there isn’t that much cute to show ya. But into the summer, once these things are squared away, I have big, fun, majorly crafty plans for us all!!!! 🎨🧶✂️🌈💥✨ Any guesses or hopes for what’s to come?!!!⠀
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  • Looking for an easy and stylish way to put those pom poms to good use? I know I always am! Stringing poms onto a spare length of yarn makes an instant necklace! Even better when you add some wooden beads for texture. Swipe to see two more examples from yesterday’s pom pom workshop @purlsoho where the students pom pom garlands ended up around their necks! (Matching white tshirts a total coincidence 😜)
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Yarn is @purlsoho’s “Posy” available in a rainbow of vibrant hues!
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  • ¡Feliz Frida Friday, mis amigas! 🎨🌺 With everything going on in our country this week I feel like I should say something profound... Instead, I’ll leave you with this quote from the ultimate warrior, a woman who suffered numerous extreme health traumas, processed her suffering through art, and all the while never gave up on the things she believed in. Let us take a lesson from her today and everyday:⠀
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“I must fight with all my strength so that the little positive things that my health allows me to do might be pointed toward helping the revolution. The only real reason for living.” -Frida Kahlo⠀
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Put effort towards your own revolution—political, personal or both. Let us not underestimate the immense power we each have inside. 👊🏼👊🏽👊🏾👊🏿⠀
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Mural by @channinfulton at @artelexia ❤️⠀
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