5 Things To Know This AM — Jun 14 2013

Our favorite West Village Japanese brasserie just expanded our list of friends-to-invite-to-dinner by introducing a seven-course, vegan tasting menu, which pays tribute to a beautiful and ancient cuisine steeped in the traditions of Japanese Buddhism. (EN Japanese Brasserie)
The Brave Collection, a product of Jessica Hendricks' eye-opening travels to Cambodia, has unveiled a brand new website featuring handmade bracelets created to help fight human trafficking. (The Brave Collection)
With a decade of floral design, production, and home fragrance experience under its belt, Ovando is celebrating its 10th anniversary by offering its loving and loyal customers a limited-edition floral arrangement and home fragrance set, valued at $160, for only $125. Good news all around! (Ovando)
Snatch up your fair share of utilitarian, modern, minimal, and artful pieces for 50% to 80% off their original prices at Rogan's summer sample sale, taking place today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m at at 54 Bond Street, between Bowery and Lafayette. (Rogan NYC)
If you get excited by words such as 'sustainable', 'eco-friendly', 'organic', 'green', and the like, you'll love Alden Wicker's new blog, EcoCult, dedicated to sharing all things ethical in NYC. (EcoCult)
Photo: Via of Ovando