Attention all NYC B&B-ers:
After three years of this great hobby, I am left with a few things I no longer use or need, and instead of selling these modest items on B/S/T I've decided to give them away in the spirit of the potlatch ceremony (see definition below).
My fiancee is going out of town the weekend of 1/29, which leaves me solo that Friday night. I propose that we meet up at one of my favorite midtown watering holes, Rattle and Hum on 14 East 33rd Street (right near the Empire State Building):
I will have a few things to give away:
-various blades that I've tried and no longer use (I'm sticking with Red Packs and Dorco ST-301s_
-half a bottle of Spanish Floid (maybe we'll have to raffle this off)
-1/4 bottle of Dominica Bay Rum
-a slightly used cake of Provence Sante
-my own homemade tallow shaving soap, which I prefer to any other soap on the market
-some of my homemade regular bath soap bars
-anything else I can think of
After reading everyone's posts for years, I'd really enjoy some fellow B&B-ers in person. Maybe we can post some photos on Facebook, and if you guys have anything you'd like to give away you can follow suit.
I will be at Rattle and Hum at 6:00 on Friday, January 29th. Let me know if I should look out for you - it will be a lot of fun. Best,
The potlatch is a festival or ceremony practiced among Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. At these gatherings a family or hereditary leader hosts guests in their family's house and holds a feast for their guests. The main purpose of the potlatch is the re-distribution and reciprocity of wealth. Typically the potlatching is practiced more in the winter seasons as historically the warmer months were for procuring wealth for the family, clan, or village, then coming home and sharing that with neighbors and friends.