Three B’s- Beaches, Barbeques & Botkier!

Planet Botkier July 31, 2013

It’s getting steamy in the city and it finally seems like summer has arrived! That means it’s time for the three B’s – beaches, barbeques and BOTKIER! You’ve got your towel and your new Wanderlust tote, but what do you bring to your BFF’s BBQ? Well how does Margarita popsicles sound? Check out the recipe below; along with recipes of some of our favorite sweet and savory summertime treats!



1/2 lb. Spanish chorizo, casing removed and coarsely chopped 1 3/4 lb. Ground beef 1/2 lb Bacon 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp Smoked sweet paprika Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling 1/2 lb Manchego cheese, shredded 2 Avocados 1 Lemon, juiced 1 Large clove garlic, grated 1/3 cup light cream 12 Slider rolls Bibb lettuce leaves, for topping 2 Plum tomatoes, sliced, for topping 1 Small red onion, sliced for topping


1. Heat a cast iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Cook bacon until crispy and set aside. Place the chopped chorizo and ground beef in a bowl and season with Worcestershire, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Add a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil to the meat mixture and combine. 2. Form 12 patties that are thinner at the center than the edges. Cook the sliders 3 minutes per side. Pile shredded cheese onto the burgers for the last minute of cook time to melt. coque iphone 2019 soldes 3. Place the avocados in a food processor. Add the lemon juice, garlic and cream, and process until very smooth. Serve the sliders on rolls topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon and avocado cream sauce.

Recipe and image credit via The MeatHouse Blog.



11 Red skinned potatoes, scrubbed 1/2 lb. Bacon, cooked and crumbled 3 Green onions, trimmed and sliced (White and dark green parts) 1 to 1- 1/2 cups Homemade buttermilk ranch dressing 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese, freshly grated


1. Place potatoes in a large pot of salted water and bring to a boil. coque iphone 2019 2. Once cooked; drain and cut into bite size chunks. 3. coque iphone 6 Let cool slightly before adding the bacon, green onions and the buttermilk ranch. 4. Toss; then add in the cheddar cheese. 5. Toss again and serve warm or chilled.

Recipe & Images credit via Simply Scratch.



1 cup honeydew juice (approx. whole melon weighing 1 lb.) 1/3 cup cucumber juice (approx. half a cucumber weighing 5 oz.) 1/2 cup Tequila 1 tbsp Triple Sec 1 tbsp Fresh lime juice 1 tbsp Mint simple syrup 3 Large mint sprigs


1. Place the honeydew and cucumber in a food processor or a blender and process until everything is pureed. Add tequila, triple sec, lime juice and mint syrup and process for another 20-30 seconds to blend well. coque iphone Pour mixture into popsicles mold. 2. Freeze for about 2 hours or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight. To release popsicles run hot water on the outside of popsicles molds for a 2-3 seconds.

Mint Syrup

1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup mint leaves, loosely packed

1. Place sugar and water in a pot over heat until sugar dissolves. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature and place mint leaves in mixture and muddle. coque iphone 7 Allow mint leaves to steep for 20 minutes. vente de coque iphone Strain and discard leaves.



Planet Botkier July 28, 2013

Why not spice up your Easter with some edgier Easter egg designs? Check out how we decorated our Easter eggs this year! We also found some unique artistic decorating egg ideas for you and your family to enjoy!


To give your eggs a fun color and texture:

1. coque iphone xr Get a paper towel slightly moist with vinegar. 2. Wrap it around an egg, making sure it’s not layered too thick. coque iphone pas cher 3. Gently press food coloring tubes onto the paper towel, using no more than 3 colors at a time. 4. Let the covered egg sit for a few minutes then remove the paper towel to reveal your cool creation.


For the modern take on Easter egg decorating:

1. coque iphone en ligne First, dye your eggs any color you want. 2. Once your dyed eggs have dried, dip a paintbrush in black paint. 3. soldes coque iphone Hover the brush over the center of the egg and tap the handle to splatter the paint. 4. Play around with the technique – the harder you tap the brush, the bigger your splatter marks.


The ancient Ukrainian folk art of wax-and-dye egg decorating:

1. coque iphone 8 Stick metal pins in pencil erasers, dip the pinheads in melted wax. 2. Draw wax patterns on hard-cooked eggs before dyeing them. 3. coque iphone pas cher Then dye eggs any color.



Planet Botkier July 28, 2013

Do you just love to stop and stare at street art? Well you’re not alone. We love New York City because of the amazing graffiti art that is displayed all throughout by talented artists. We’ve got the scoop on some great pieces in the streets for you!

Graff Tours Each tour is guided by a graffiti expert who will help you understand the real meaning behind each piece of artwork. Also, if you’re feeling super inspired after the tour, Graff Tours offers graffiti lessons so you can try this expressive, badass art.

The SOHO Tour begins at the corner of Bleeker and Bowery. It takes about 90 minutes and costs $25 (student discount is available). This particular tour takes you around SOHO and will show artists like; Shepard Fairey, ROA, Nick Walker, JR, and graffiti writers like Toro, Katsu, and Giant One.

The New Wave Street Art Tour showcases newer graffiti artists like; Cern, Never, and even Dan Witz can be taken in Williamsburg. These tours begin at Bedford Ave. and 7th St. It’s about 90 minutes and costs $25 (student discount is available).

The Bushwick Tour is said to be for more advanced graffiti enthusiasts. You will be able to see more local artists express their work in deep Brooklyn. Specific locations will be emailed after purchase. This tour takes about 90 minutes and costs $25 (student discount is available).

Graff Tours offers a full graffiti lesson as well. Each lessons costs $45 (student discount available). Locations for this vary throughout Brooklyn.

“We want to do away with the negative connotation a lot of people have with graffiti and street art. We show people that it can be used constructively, and bring about positive change in the environment.” – Tour guide, Kate Murphy tells the New York Post

Photo Credit Via Graff Tours, The Story of Pat and Linda Blog

Saddle Shoe Tours

Offers an eye into the wonderful world of street art. coque iphone 7 They believe that street art is an important part of the NYC landscape. They offer two types of tours as well as a photography workshop. Saddle Shoe likes to think of their tours as Urban Scavenger Hunts. It’s all about finding beautiful art that people walk by on a daily basis. It’s art that’s right under your nose.

The Lower East Side to SOHO Tour offers a mix of commissioned and illegal graffiti art. These works of art are found in unexpected places and all hold a story. The starting point for this tour is at 2nd Ave. and 2nd. St. coque iphone pas cher and it takes you all the way to Wooster and Grands.

The Meatpacking to Chelsea Tour takes you through the recently transformed Meatpacking neighborhood and then up to Chelsea. There you will see painted murals, mosaic tiles, sculptures, art embedded in sidewalks, and truly see how versatile street art is. The starting point for this tour is 14th St. coque iphone pas cher and 9th Ave. and it takes you to 23rd St. soldes coque iphone and 10th Ave

All tours are held on weekends and $100 for up to 4 attendees. Each additional person is $20. Booking in advance is necessary.

Photo Credit Via Saddle Shoe Tours

5 Pointz NYC Graffiti Tour

A detailed showing of the Long Island City warehouse turn mural canvas and a visit to the roof which shows the juxtaposition of the colorful graffiti Manhattan skyline are included in the $35 fee. Tours are exclusive and must be booked in advance. coque iphone xr Artists from Japan to Brazil have left their mark on this building – Australian artist James Cochran, New Zealand Artist OD have very memorable additions to the warehouse just to name a few. Tours can be booked through Side Tour.

Photo Credit Via 5ptz

For more street art tours / walks please visit Time Out.


E Houston St at Bowery – a great Popeye mural done by Os Gêmeos, Shepard Fairey, Lady Aiko and more.

Bronx Wall of Fame

E 173rd St at West Farms Rd, Bronx – incredible brick wall mural done by Late Queens legend Iz the Wiz, Long Island’s Phetus and L.A.’s MSK crew and more. coque iphone en ligne 5 Pointz

45-46 Davis St at Jackson Ave, Long Island City, Queens – 5 story building, 200,000 sq foot surface done by countless artists including Tats Cru, Stay High 149, Sway and more.

Tuff City

650 Fordham Rd at Belmont Ave, Bronx – Tattoo shop which now doubles as a graffiti artist haven done by Brazilian twins Os Gêmeos, Cope2, the late Iz the Wiz and more.

The Bushwick Collective

Troutman St at St. Nicholas Ave, Bushwick, Brooklyn – Local blocks covered in art by PIxelpancho, Cost, Dan Witz, Swoon and Nychos.

Photo Credit Via TimeOut


We love graffiti and art so much, our Botkier Babes went to Bushwick, Brooklyn & took some #BOTKIERSTREETSTYLE pictures.



Planet Botkier July 28, 2013

Summertime is upon us and what better way to spend the beautiful day outdoors while making DIY jewelry! We at Botkier love unique and creative #armswag and earrings. Check out some of our favorite DIY’s!



- Craft Wire – Earring hooks – Bobby pins – Nail polish


1. Start by painting your pins. coque iphone pas cher If you bought your pins new, keep them on the cardboard piece that they came on. This helps keep them straight when you are painting them. If they aren’t new, pin them on something that will keep them straight. 2. Simply tape off the areas you want to paint, and paint whatever pattern you like. You can do stripes, chevron, diamonds etc. Let your paint dry and carefully feel back the tape. 3. Next prepare your wire. Cut two strips of metal wire & twist them around each other. Take your pins off your cardboard piece and slip on to the wire. coque iphone x Shape your wire and attach your hook. Wrap once again around for security and cut the excess off. 4. Repeat these steps for the second earring. And if you ever need a pin to hold your hair back, just slip one off your earring & you’re good to go!

Images & Directions credit via the Metric Child blog.



- A discarded or broken zipper, at least 15 inches long (the longer the zipper, the wider the cuff) – Thread to match – A long-ish needle – Measuring tape – Scissors – Pin (optional)


1. coque iphone xs max Measure your hand at the widest point with your thumb loosely tucked into your palm. 2. Mark out that measurement along one end of the zipper with a pin. 3. Wind the zipper around itself by lining up the marked pin point with the end of the zipper. Line up the teeth so they overlap at the very start and then let them fall next to each other. 4. Start stitching at the end of the zipper 1/4 inch long stitches. Back-tack at the start so there’s a sturdy base to work with. coque iphone 5. Keep stitching all the way to the other end, keeping your stitches neat as they will be visible. Tack a few times at this end as well so it’s secure. 6. Repeat steps 1-5 with other side of the zipper. 7. Place one piece over the other, with the tape ends overlapping. The edge of the tape on one side should the teeth on the other side. 8. Stitch both zippers together along the top of tape’s loose end. Double-tack at the start & finish of sewing so your stitching is secure.

Images & directions via Inhabit



- Safety Pins (enough to fit your wrist) – Beads (as much as you want) – Super Glue – Elastic Cord (.7mm)


1. Open one of the safety pins and thread beads onto open prong, leaving enough space to refasten the pin. Repeat the process until all of the safety pins have been beaded. 2. Glue the pin so that it wouldn’t open when you’re wearing it. 3. Next, cut two 12″ pieces of elastic cord. 4. acheter coque iphone en ligne Thread one of the cords through the hole in the top of the safety pin, then through a spacer bead, and then through the hole in the bottom of another safety pin. 4. Continue to thread in this manner until your bracelet is long enough to go around your wrist. 5. Then take the second cord and thread it through the bottom of the bracelet adding a spacer bead between each safety pin.



Planet Botkier July 27, 2013

See how versatile our Honoré Hobo really is with these great looks. Rock it 3 ways!


When it comes to careers we understand you need to have a practical bag, but who says it can’t look damn good too? Our hobo fits all your techie goodies plus paperwork and still look seamless. Hold it at the handle and it suddenly transforms into a powerhouse alternative to the workhorse briefcase.

1. Botkier Honore Hobo Coral 2. coque iphone Maje Khaki Cuffed Trousers 3. Matches Fashion Aztec Jacket 4. Tucker by Gaby Basora Blouse 5. Max Studio Burnish Calf Platform High Heels 6. Tucker by Gaby Basora Wrap Jumpsuit 7. soldes coque iphone Bauble Bar Ivory Atoll Necklace 8. Bauble Bar Fiesta Cabochon Collar 9. Opening Ceremony Ankle Strap Stiletto

Product image credit via their respecting websites.


Think effortless on your Saturday afternoon when it comes to your wardrobe picks. The Honore Hobo is sure to complete your look. Hang it from your shoulder with the long strap and get the ultimate boho chic look a la Sienna Miller and Kate Moss.

1. Botkier Honore Hobo Latte 2. Sole Society Kinsley Sandals 3. Club Monaco Skirt 4. Intermix Mason by Michelle Tank Top 5. Bauble Bar Ivory Wrapped Curb Collar 6. River Island Kimono 7. Anthropologie Headband 8. coque iphone soldes The OutNet Sunglasses

Product image credit via their respecting websites.


Get your party ON! A girl needs a great bag to show off during a night on the town. No matter how upscale you’re going or downtown your diving you need the ultimate accessory for all your stuff. Whether it’s bar hopping with friends, clubbing with your girls or date night with your man, the Honore Hobo will werk it with you. The hobo turns into the coolest bag in your closet as you let it fold over and hang from your wrist.

1. Botkier Honore Hobo Black 2. Maje Dracula Scarf 3. Rupert Sanderson Wenjen Turquoise Mint Navy Chic Shoes 4. soldes coque iphone Monamoore Black and Gold Platform 5. Mara Hoffman Keyhole Mini Dress 6. coque iphone 7 Bauble Bar Onyx Wanna Necklace 7. Bauble Bar Gold Triad Station Strand Necklace 8. S Sense Olive Spike Cuff 9. Tory Burch Wrap Logo Bracelet 10.