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The Not-For-Everyone Gift

When my friend Candace visited me a few weeks ago, we rambled all over the part of Brooklyn where I life. One of our stops was In God We Trust, a boutique on a quieter block of Bedford Avenue.

We browsed and tried on sunglasses.

Sunglasses

Then I noticed these roughly engraved pendants. Look closely.

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I won’t be buying one of these R rated charms for my mother. But for one of my smart ass friends? Perhaps. How about you?

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Careful, I’m spicy!

Me too.

spicy

Mast Brothers is specialty chocolatier in my neighborhood. When I walk by the shop on my way to my favorite coffee shop, it’s hard not to stop in. They make the bars and other products right here on N 3rd Street and the smells that seep out are tantalizing.

A recent New York Magazine cover story lumped Mast Brothers in with “twee” artisanal Brooklyn and a book is forthcoming.

But for me, the chocolate speaks for itself. Bars like sea salt and Stumptown coffee are my favorite Brooklyn gifts to give.

Take note: the serrano chile bar is just as spicy as promised!

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