The truth is out there!

 No attitude
1- Surfing for great food and drink at Rogue and Canon. 

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It is about great places to hang with great food, drink and no attitude - slide into a booth and pig out! Great drinks easy atmosphere and small plates of farm-fresh food.  A no attitude place to hangout or watch a game - comfortable and killer drinks. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.  


Raw rust
2- We Are Here Jewelry - Emilie Shapiro.

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We love the rawness, the fluidity and the organic shapes of her pieces. Working in “Water - Casting” Emily creates wild and savage precious metal jewelry that is to die for. Follow her on Facebook and Tumblr.


Create Beauty - Respect the Planet
3- Great Creed - Great Company: Environment Furniture.

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We love this company and we crave everything they make! One night as we stumbled out of the Bowery Hotel we were walking across the street and saw the furniture in the window of Environment. Amazing pieces - hand-crafted! We made a note and were determined to come back down when they were open. When we returned a few days later it was sheer brilliance - not only were all of their furniture pieces incredible - the company’s commitment to using recycled, re-claimed wood and materials is unparallel! You want every piece they make - rough, modern beauty! This is the way a modern savage wants to live and the kind of company we want to support - it will blow you away. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.



Stumbling into Paradise
4- Vista Del Valle Plantation Inn.

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Coming back from Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica - we missed our plane in San Jose due to a late start. We then had to find a place to stay overnight when a local at the airport told us to check out - Vista Del Valle Plantation, in the mountains about 10 minutes from the airport. Up the winding roads through an old gate and down a bumpy dirt road - the trees opened up to Vista Del Valle. A former old coffee plantaion perched on the mountain side with the most amazing waterfall and incredible views over all the jungle. Incredible - we had just lucked out! Then we were shown the little villas - we stayed in the ” Mona Lisa Suite” - perched on the mountainside - all natural wood, bamboo and stone - opening to a stone terrace with an outdoor shower, overlooking the jungle!!! This was unfucking believable - paradise on earth!    The restaurant was perched on the side of the mountain with incredible food and drink - the owners were the coolest couple from Canada. We ended up staying 3 days - horseback riding through the mountains, swimming in the waterfall and totally relaxing. I have stayed there many times since and it is a true paradise - great to book your arriving day or 2 and your returnng few days since it is so close to the airport. All of the rooms are amazing - check it out! Follow them on Facebook.


Malibu scape
5- Paradise Cove.

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One of the best places to chill - you go north - past Malibu and look for the little sign on the left at the top of a hill for Paradise Cove. Make that left and there is a parking lot, small restaurant and trailer park at the beach. Park and walk around the cliff on the right - the beach breaks open to this COOL AS SHIT crescent cove beach. During the week - you may be one of the few people on it – go au naturel and walk for miles. The trailer park is THE PLACE TO LIVE - savage community at it’s finest! Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Surfing: One more week

Top five picks of this week (Oct.07)
By Savage Surfer

Out of the country - Get out of your head!

Heaven on Earth

1- Zen out at: Natura Cabana - Cabarete, Dominican Republic

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When I was first taken to Natura Cabana - thought they were crazy! You go into a residential gated housing community and then turn down a bunch of residential roads. When you walk through the gate of Natura Cabana - you totally get it! Each totally PRIVATE AND SEPARATE little villa was hand-constructed from all natural materials and each one is amazing and completely different. The yoga studio pavillion on the beach will have you transformed, the beach is private and beautiful, get a massage at the spa and then eat a great meal in the restaurant. This is fucking heaven - when you are ready to leave the world behind for a long weekend - this is the place! Follow then on Facebook.

 

Furniture and Home Stuff

 2- From The Source - 104 West 17th Street - NYC  

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Stumbled into this small space in Chelsea after seeing a very cool table in the window - all reclaimed, recycled wood that is hand crafted! I then ventured out to their warehouse in Greenpoint and it blew my mind!!!!! Building after building of AMAZING SHIT - all hand crafted from reclaimed and recycled wood!  Tables, chairs, beds, vases, room screens, lamps - pull the truck up!!!!!! This is what artisan craftsmanship is about and they let the beauty of the natural shine through - as good as it gets! Follow them on Facebook!


Surfing for the perfect spot to hang:

3- Green Acre Park - 51st Street  between 2nd Ave. and 3rd Ave. NYC 

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An amazing sanctuary in the middle of Manhattan - discovered this by accident while bike-riding thru the city! Tucked away on this side street is this incredible 25 ft. cascading waterfall off huge stone boulders with tables and seats. You can also get a bite to eat or just hang and zone out. Who the hell knew - the crashing water soothes the savage beast!

 

Savage Surfing - One Ocean - One Vodka

4- Ocean Vodka - USDA Organic Vodka

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We discovered the best vodka - organic, made from the ocean and goes down clean and smooth! This stuff rocks - no matter what you mix it with! Our kind of company - family owned and committed to great quality while helping to take care of the oceans! Follow then on Facebook!


5- Redhead Restaurant - East 13th Street - East Village, NYC

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The BEST FRIED CHICKEN IN NYC, along with farm - to -table items that will knock your socks off. It gets crowded and does not take reservations but when you want fried chicken like your Momma never made - this is the place to go. Great drinks if you just want to hang and eat at the bar. Follow then on Facebook!

See you next week, until them GIVE A SHIT!

 

Dusting off the blog

By Savage Surfer

These are our top five picks of this week (Oct.01)

1. Bottletop. We first met these guys in a restaurant in Milan - they were carrying their bags and we had to know where to get them! One of the owners is the son of the founder of Mulberry and they started this amazing project using old bottle tops collected in Africa and woven into bags! They are committed to changing the world through training and employing artisans to create beauty from discarded materials. The products are cool as shit and you will want every piece - but it is the difference they are making in the world that is the spirit we embrace! One of the companies we should all support - this is how the world shifts! Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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2. Bell, Book and Candle Restaurant, NYC. Walking down West 10th Street in Greenwich Village I stumbled upon this cool as shit place - downstairs on 10th Street. Like a secret, warm and comfortable - waiting to be discovered- was this tasty jewel of a place, but what blew me away was meeting the chef - John Mooney. He has 60 aeroponic towers on the roof of the building where he grows all the fresh vegetables, herbs, etc. for the restaurant. John took me on a tour - 6 flights up, so worth the climb. AMAZING - a complete farming operation in the middle of the West Village where each of the aeroponic towers can grow a shit-load of fresh food almost year round! If you want to eat really fresh - and see the future of possibilities - check this out and make sure and get the roof-tour! Follow them on Facebook.

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3. Stock Vintage, NYC. An amazing selection of vintage menswear, shoes and mailbags - you don’t have to plow through tons of crap, the owner has selected incredible pieces. Bought vintage black leather motorcycle jacket and boots that were worn-in just right. It is all about the editing - she knows her shit!

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4. Escape from NYC - Tyler Hill Country Farm and Inn - Tyler Hill, PA.  About 2 1/2 hours out of NYC - thru Sullivan County and over the Delaware River. Only 2 1/2 hours but a world away - owners Art and Maryanne at Tyler Hill Country Farm and Inn let you settle into your PRIVATE ROOM in a completely re-furbished barn. Big chairs and a fire-pit outside to roast marshmallows, chill out and breathe the crisp farm air! Bring your dogs and roam the river and fields. Huge breakfast made for you in the morning in the main house. Great little towns around for exploring like Narrowsburg, NY and plenty of great organic farms in the area to bring shit home! The welcome is warm and real!  Best time to go - fall and summer - Fourth of July fireworks in Narrowsburg are a must see –even if it means next year: DO NOT MISS IT! Floating down the Delaware is the perfect chill!

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5. Recycle-A-Bicycle. You can find great-recycled bikes at really fair prices and all of the bikes here are rehabilitated bikes with donated parts! – They also teach classes for students on repairing and building bikes! Got a great bike for $175 that will last and we are not adding to landfills and are educating future bike makers - good as it gets! Follow them on Facebook.

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See you next week, until them GIVE A SHIT!

The Aqualibrium Garden - The Future of Food



Imagine a closed-loop ecosystem that can fit anywhere… offering the freedom to grow food year round.

 
I met Ben-Yam and his girlfriend, Samira down in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Incredible, committed people who want to change the world for the better through healthy, natural living. Ben-Yam showed me the whole Aguaponic System he was developing so we can all grow healthy - chemical free food in our own homes! AMAZING!We need more people like these to change the world. SUPPORT THEIR KICKSTARTER PROJECT! You should also check out the new film -GMO - OMG!

The Aqualibrium Garden - The Future of Food

 

I met Ben-Yam and his girlfriend, Samira down in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Incredible, committed people who want to change the world for the better through healthy, natural living. Ben-Yam showed me the whole Aguaponic System he was developing so we can all grow healthy - chemical free food in our own homes! AMAZING!
We need more people like these to change the world. SUPPORT THEIR KICKSTARTER PROJECT! You should also check out the new film -

GMO - OMG!

A few words from winetowater.org

We are very happy to be involved with Savage Senses. The water crisis is a huge problem, but with more organizations like Savage Senses stepping up to the plate and saying “No More” we can make a greater difference tomorrow than we did today. They have generously pledged 10% of their proceeds to Wine To Water and we can’t thank them enough for the support! So, we want to go ahead and highlight some of our favorite Savage Senses products.

A product that really caught my eye was the Recycled Glass Beach Charm Suede Necklace. I’ve walked on the beach countless times picking up random seashells and pieces of smoothed glass while thinking this would make a great necklace.  Well, the SS crew beat me too it! I love the connection back to water too. Each piece is strung on a natural colored string of suede, so you know it’s comfortable. Very cool piece!

~Josh Elliott and the WinetoWater.org Team

A few words from WinetoWater.org

We are very happy to be involved with Savage Senses. The water crisis is a huge problem, but with more organizations like Savage Senses stepping up to the plate and saying “No More” we can make a greater difference tomorrow than we did today. They have generously pledged 10% of their proceeds to Wine To Water and we can’t thank them enough for the support! So, we want to go ahead and highlight some of our favorite Savage Senses products.

—Josh Elliott and winetowater.org


Our inspiration board!

Our inspiration board!

HAND-DIPPED NOMAD V-NECK TUNIC © 2012 Joseph Moran. All Rights Reserved.
— with Erica Lawrence and Anly Krepinevich at NYC.

HAND-DIPPED NOMAD V-NECK TUNIC
© 2012 Joseph Moran. All Rights Reserved.

— with Erica Lawrence and Anly Krepinevich at NYC.

443 million school days are lost each year from water-related illness according to our friends at Water to Wine. Savage Senses donates to clean water programs to help create healthy, educated children.

443 million school days are lost each year from water-related illness according to our friends at Water to Wine. Savage Senses donates to clean water programs to help create healthy, educated children.

Take Five with Rachele Testa, Principal, at RTPR

1. What is your favorite sector of the Savage Senses brand? 

 My favorite part of Savage Senses is our one of a kind ready to wear pieces and accessories. The Water Raw Materials collection features silk georgette tunics and hand dyed linen scarves perfect for any look, day or night. Savage Senses uses a unique dying process that gives each piece irregularities that are truly one of a kind.

2. How has Savage Senses made a difference in clean water initiatives? 

Savage Senses donates 10 % of sales to CNN Don Henley’s Wine to Water which is a  non-profit aid organization focused on providing clean water to needy people around the world.  Nearly one billion people in the world today lack access to adequate water and 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. At Savage Senses we work to raise awareness to these issues through remaining completely eco conscience.  

3. What sets SS apart from other brands?

What sets us apart from other brands is that each piece is designed, fabricated, and branded with care by its two owners Waldo Tejada and Gary Nelson. They both are world travelers and have been entrenched in the fashion industry for many years. They’re attention to detail and work ethic is flawless and it truly shows in each piece.

4. What types of events have you worked on for the brand?

For Savage Senses RT-PR helped launch the brand at The Jimmy during NYFW in February 2012. Right out of the gate, we were featured in Women’s Wear Daily…which for a new brand like Savage Senses is MAJOR!  Recently, we launched our latest collection Water Raw Materials, at Environment Furniture showroom. DJ Cory Kennedy spun great music as our guests explored the new looks and accessories. 

5. Describe the ideal Savage Senses customer.

Our ideal customer is of course casual and chic but also aware of the role each of us play in creating a more conscience world.

We’d love to hear your thoughts so check Savage Senses, DJ Cory Kennedy, Wine to Water and RTPR out online and via Twitter and Facebook!

Elegant accessories to compliment any look!

Each week we’re unveiling items in our collection. Spread the word and stay tuned!

A taste of the Savage Senses “look”. Each week we are releasing items from our collection. So stay tuned and spread the word!

A taste of the Savage Senses “look”. Each week we are releasing items from our collection. So stay tuned and spread the word!