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Vera Bradley Partners with New TLC reality competition series Girl Starter Airing May 19th 7pm EST on TLC @VeraBradley @GirlStarter

Vera Bradley has been a favorite accessories designer of our team for years now, but now Vera is adding another component by teaming up with TLC and partnering with reality competition titled Girl Starter. Produced by Al Roker’s production company the show is aimed at empowering young female entrepreneurs ages 18-24 and those interested in supporting their dreams.

The competition follows the 6 steps of early phase business building from ideation through the pitch process and features entertaining challenges, vibrant guest stars culminating in a grand prize of $100,000 in funding and services.

Vera Bradley Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard will serve as a guest judge.

Airing May 19th 7:00PM EST on TLC

 

Dr.Edward Alvarez “Bro-Tox” Day of Beauty. Cosmetic Dentist, Wrinkle Eraser and much more…. @NYCLaserDentist

 

The last few years has seen a huge rise in men requesting non-invasive anti-aging outpatient services that were normally reserved for women. Men wanting to look younger but not done are booking Botox, Juviderm, and Kybella injections (removes fat from the chin aka the double chin. 

Dr. Edward Alvarez has been a distinguished cosmetic dentist practicing his craft in The Murray Hill area of Manhattan for almost 20 years. A fellow of The World Clinical Laser Institute, the most respected organization leading to advancement of lasers in dentistry. Dr. Alvarez holds degrees from several top schools including a degree in acupuncture from Harvard Medical School.

About a decade ago Dr. Alvarez discovered the close connection between cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetic enhancement. As we age we develop lines, lips lose their fullness, and skin loses its tightness due to collagen loss.

Dr. Alvarez became certified in dermal fillers for the reduction of facial wrinkles and in lip augmentation. He figured that by closely examining, and charting a patients face, yes he actually plots where the injections will go with a sharpie like pen for accuracy and symmetry purposes, he can achieve the most positive results for his patients. His patients come in to fix their mouths and walk out with both their teeth and faces revitalized.

During the “Day of Beauty” we had the chance to meet celebrity chef Chris Nirschel and former NY Giants Christian Peter, while they spent time with Dr. Alvarez and got pampered.

For more info & to book your consultation please visit: nyclaserdentist.com

 Dr. Edward Alvarez 210 east 36th street Suite 1H New York, NY 10016 (212) 519-8360 nyclaserdentist@gmail.com

Memorial Day Weekend Getaway Must Haves 2017 #MemorialDay

Memorial Day is just around the corner so we put together a list of weekend getaway must haves to make packing a breeze and make you feel stylish and comfortable.

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Vera Bradley Sidesaddle Crossbody Tan with Classic Navy as seen on Hillary Duff in NYC $168 Buy Here: verabradley.com

 

 

 

 

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Aerosoles “Capitol”  4 inch Wedge Sandals $79 Buy Here: aerosoles.com

 

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   Free People Fleur Du Joir Shift Dress $148 Buy Here: nordstrom.com

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Longchamp Le Pliage Nylon Weekender Tote Bag $135 Buy Here: bloomingdales.com

 

 

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Echo Sundial Tunic Swim Cover Up in Brilliant $69 Buy Here: bloomingdales.com

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Ray Ban Standard Clubmaster 51mm Sunglasses in Green Flash $175 Buy Here: nordstrom.com

 

 

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Hunter Slide Sandals in Light Succulent $85 Buy Here: us.hunterboots.com

 

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Vera Bradley Beach Towel in “Rumba”. $35 Buy Here: verabradley.com

Love, Lilly Chinoiserie Pom Pom Dress

This preppy chic dress by Connecticut designer Lilly Spratt is perfect for a Hamptons weekend getaway. Style: Chinoiserie Blue, V Neck Dress with Pom Pom Trim. $148 Her dresses can be bought here: Alicenyc.com as well as several other boutiques in the tri-state area. For details visit: Lovelillywh.com

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Jane Iredale Powder- Me SPF Dry Sunscreen $47 Buy Here: JaneIredale.com

 

10th Annual Taste of The Upper West Side Coming to NYC on May 19th and 20th @NewTasteUWS

This years marks the 10th Anniversary of The Taste of The Upper West Side. Two nights of celebrations starting with Surf & Turf on the 19th hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli ( Butter owner/chef) & Adam Richman and “Best of The West” hosted by Jesse Palmer on the 20th. Both nights will feature celebrity chefs and award winning food authors.

Over 85 restaurants will serve signature bite size fare, cocktails and desserts while guests mix and mingle with celebrity chefs and DJ El Media will provide the music for the event.

To purchase tickets and to find out more details on participating restaurants please visit: tasteuws

 

This Weekend: The Makeup Show NYC May 7th-8th @TheMakeupShow

This weekend The Makeup Show arrives in NYC . The creme de la creme for the makeup industry, every top beauty brand and makeup artist professional descends on the Metropolitan Pavilion for 2 days of beauty brand launches from over 75 brands, education classes, and appearances by top artists in the industry.

The Makeup Show is open all professionals who are working or studying in the beauty and fashion industry. For more info and to purchase tickets please visit: The Makeup Show

Taste of The Nation 2017 @Nokidhungry @Maidenlanenyc

 

Taste of The Nation was held on April 24th in NYC. Chaired by Danny Meyer of The Union Square Hospitality Group. This walk around food/drink event featured over 40 restaurants with all proceeds going to end childhood hunger through The Share our Strength No Kid Hungry campaign.

Held at the waterfront location 180 Maiden Lane ,the vast space was no match for a crowded venue with enthusiastic guests vying for the small dishes of signature treats, cocktails and desserts. Some of the city’s top eateries participated including Pig Bleeker, Union Square Cafe, Dead Rabbit, Daily Provisions, lilac, and many more….  Main sponsors included Citi and Sysco, media sponsor The Food Network and national sponsors Open Table and The Glenlivet.

Local beneficiaries of The No Kid Hungry campaign and Taste of The Nation include City Harvest, Food Bank for New York City and Hunger Free America.

To find out more about this organization or to donate now please visit No Kid Hungry/Share Our Strength

St. Lucia: Nature and Luxury in the Caribbean @Ladera_Resort @Eastwindshotel @Windjammerstl

St. Lucia is an island located in the Southern Caribbean that is blessed with 2 completely unique sides, making it a 2 for 1 destination for travelers. The South of the Island has the majestic Pitons as it’s backdrop with old plantations and beautiful hidden beaches dotted around the town of Soufriere. Sulphur Springs (Soufriere Volcano) is considered to be the only drive-in volcano in the world. Lush vegetation and very little commercialism make Soufriere and it’s surrounding regions a perfect destination for vacationers and honeymooners who want to connect with nature and completely relax.

Ladera Resort, is a luxurious, eco- friendly, romantic hideaway set in between The Pitons overlooking the Caribbean Sea. It was one of the first resorts to build rooms with only 3 walls leaving the fourth open to allow glorious vistas from your bedroom. Wooden decor with impressionist art, four poster beds with mosquito netting and colorful mosaic tiles in the bathrooms make Ladera a resort with all the luxuries while capturing the natural and authentic feel of the area. 

All rooms at Ladera have plunge pools, some are cold and some are heated. The newest rooms are located at Paradise Ridge and these are the largest and most luxurious accommodations that include butler service and airport transfers. Free Wifi is available throughout the resort but there are no TV’s in the room. 

The property features a pool, a spa, baths and while there is no beach on-site the resort offers complimentary shuttle service several times daily to Sugar Beach below where guests can obtain lounge chairs and are offered room charging privileges to purchase food and drinks.

Dasheene, the open air laid back restaurant is the main dining venue offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with a focus on Caribbean fare and daily specials along with live music and a weekly Caribbean themed night. The bar is open late with cocktail specialties, local beers and a diverse wine list. Many guests choose room service in the privacy of their guest rooms.

Ladera specializes in weddings and honeymoons with an experienced wedding planner onsite that can help plan a dream wedding and honeymoon. All-Inclusive packages are available and can be customized based on budget and group size. A concierge is on call to organize activities and excursions.

To book your stay or for more info visit: Ladera Resort

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Review: Ziip Nano Current Device; A Sleek New Device that promises to conquer breakouts and wrinkles @ziipbeauty

The last few weeks I had the chance to review one of the newest and most hi- tech beauty devices out on the market today.  The Ziip Nano Current Device was developed by Melanie Simon an electrical esthetician. The device looks like a super fancy computer mouse that with the aid of the app through your iPhone/ipad offers up 6 different treatments “electrical cocktails” depending on your skin goals.

The technology behind Ziip is that it sends tiny electrical wavelengths deep below the surface of the skin and depending on the setting will deliver different results. When set on low it breaks down dirt and bacteria in the skin to help get rid of acne. My favorite treatment was the “vitaleyes”. The 2 to 4 minute treatment, I did the 4, really helps with dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines.

For sensitive skin and for 1st time users the “sensitive energize” treatment is a gentle 12 minute ant- aging treatment. For men who don’t want to spend much time on their face, the 2 minute treatment, twice a week is perfect to help reduce dark circles, fine lines and tighten pores. 

The first step is to prepare the face for treatment. The Golden Conductive Gel Treatment, which feels like petroleum jelly, has to be applied liberally before you glide the Ziip device over your face and neck. Time depends on treatment selected. It is recommended to use the Ziip 1 to 3 times a week and the results are cumulative.

After a few weeks of use I find that my pores are tighter, skin definitely looks brighter and my under eye area is way less puffy. It is on the pricey side but worth it and makes a great gift for mothers day. $495 Where To Buy

 

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Taste of The Nation for No Kid Hungry is coming back to NYC on April 24th. Buy your tickets now! @NoKidHungry #TasteoftheNation @180MaidenLaneNYC

On April 24th the 28th annual Taste of The Nation for No Kid Hungry will be back in NYC on the East River Waterfront at the stunning Maiden Lane NYC. Hosted by Danny Meyer, featuring over 40 top eateries offering delicious bite size fare, cocktails, and desserts. Live music from the rock band The Strumbellas, who just performed on the TBS Conan show, will headline the evening’s entertainment.

Tickets start at $250 and are still available. Please come out for a great night to support a fantastic cause! Ticket info below. Full recap after the event will follow.

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Restaurant Review: Il Gattopardo NYC @IlGattopardoNYC

Il Gattopardo is set in a renovated townhouse with a garden on a museum block surrounded by the cities best shops. Known for upscale Southern Italian cuisine with a true homemade feel the restaurant enjoys a loyal following of business leaders, celebs, media vip’s and museum goers.

Chef Vito Gnazzo creates dishes from Naples and surrounding areas with pastas being the specialty. The Dover Sole was flaky, tender and flavored just right. The lamb chops were favorites! The formal dining environment combined with an extremely experienced serving stuff, the old school kind that have been with the restaurant for years make for a special experience. The wine list complements the rich Sicilian menu to a tee. 

Open for lunch daily and weekend brunch plus a very special Easter brunch on April 16th.

The restaurant group also has The Leopard and Mozzarella & Vino and they are all worth a visit.

Il Gattopardo 13-15 West 54th street. New York NY 10019  (212) 246-0412 IlGattapardonyc.com

Spring Saunders: Young Entrepreneur to Watch Founder/CEO New York Jet Club

It is always a pleasure to write about a young, strong and fearless female entrepreneur who’s making headways in the previously largely male dominant aviation industry. Spring Saunders, Founder/CEO of New York Jet Club, an exclusive pay one price fly all you want jet sharing company, featuring top of the line GIV Falcon 900 or Global 6000 Jets.

Born in Japan and raised in Brazil, Europe, and China Spring has always had travel in her blood. An entrepreneur from a very early age when she founded a dance studio as a teen in China. This venture paid her way through Shandong University school of business & technology. Fluent in Mandarin, English, and Portuguese Ms. Saunders relocated to Los Angeles in 2014 and launched Empire Concierge, a company that catered to upscale Chinese Travelers. Using her knowledge and experience of what these discerning customers require, and her work in the service industry led to alliances with private jet companies, hence New York Jet Club was born.

New York Jet Club offers an exclusive membership to flying private to the most in demand global business routes on top of the line jets, with door to door service via car or helicopter, gourmet meals, free WIFI, and concierge services at your fingertips upon arrival. Paying one comprehensive annual fee depending on route, everything is included from start to finish. Current routes include New York/LA & NY/London with NY/Dubai and NY/Shanghai slated to begin later this year.

We will follow this growing company closely and will follow up with a full review in the months ahead.

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Hilaria & Alec Baldwin host an evening for The Dacor Modernist Collection Launch of Premium Kitchen Appliances @DacorKitchen @SamsungUS @837NYC #SamsungDinner

 

Late last year Samsung acquired Dacor, a premium home appliance designer. A complete collection of luxury kitchen appliances that bring focus to the kitchen as a centerpiece for entertaining and connecting with family and friends.

The Modernist Collection was launched on March 15th in NYC at Samsung 837. Hosted by Hilaria & Alec Baldwin, who are huge fans of the brand. With 3 kids under the age of 4, much of their time is spent in the kitchen, so a kitchen that is outfitted to be functional, stylish and interactive is of utmost importance to the family. Samsung CEO BK Yoon explained how technology and innovation are key to lead the way in the premium home appliance design market. Guests were treated to cocktails and dinner while they got the chance to interact up close and personal with the appliances.

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Top Beauty Picks for Spring 2017

Paula’s Choice Smoothing Primer Serum with SPF 30, Good for all skin types. Prepares skin for flawless makeup application. $3o Buy Here

YBF Beauty Bloomin’Cray Cray Crayons trio. Tons of pigment with with a creamy lush feel and lasting color. $29 Buy Here

Glo.Minerals Lipstick has lots of nourishing ingredients while providing bold shades, soft nudes and shades in between $20 Buy Here

Cargo Swimmables Longwear Eye Shadow Sticks are water resistant. 20 second playtime then they are set to stay on till you take it off. Many Shades to choose from. $20 Buy Here

Jane Iredale Purepressed Eye Shadow Triple. Shown Above in Brown Sugar. Can be used wet or dry. Deeply pigmented and long lasting. $30 Buy Here

MILK MAKEUP Blur Stick is an oil free primer that blurs out skin imperfections on all skin tones. Perfect for creating that flawless selfie. Parabens ,Sulfates, and Phthalates free. Vegan and cruelty free. $36 Buy Here

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Neck gels. Only 10 minutes once a week. These masks tighten and restore elasticity to sagging and aging skin in the neck area. They contain niacin amide and plant collagen. 4 masks in a package.$35 Buy Here

Sonia Kashuk Always Organized Cosmetic Bag  in Shazam pattern. Vibrant design with multiple zippered compartments including a separate one for brushes. Exclusively at Target. $18.99 Buy Here

Red Carpet Gel at home manicure kit. Long lasting shiny nails at home. Includes LED Gel polishes in light cream pink & classic cream red, Adhesion nail primer, Structure Base Coat Nail Gel, Brilliance Seal & Shine Top Coat, Revitalize Nail & Cuticle Oil, Purify Pre & Post Cleanser, Erase Gel Nail Polish Remover, Pro 45 LED light – USB cord – AC/DC adapter, 10 Foil wraps, 20 Lint-free wipes, and Accessories Kit :Cuticle and pro buffing stick, 2 strips adhesive buffing tabs, Emery board. From HSN on sale on for $59.97 for a limited time. Buy Here

Curls Blueberry Blissfull Lengths Liquid Hair Growth Vitamins. With organic blueberry extract this liquid vitamin promotes hair growth and hair health. Liquid vitamins have a 98% absorption rate as opposed to 20% from pill intake. $25.99 at Target. Buy Here

Gliss Ultra Moisture Shampo Hair Repair plus moisture & Conditioner. Extra hydrating. Prevents hair breakage up to 85%. $6.99 Buy Here

Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam. This waterless cleansing form removes oil and product buildup to prevent from over shampooing. Good on all hair types. Paraben free. Our favorite and a must try! $28 Buy Here

 

 

Major Skincare Collection Launches to be excited about now

Every season we are introduced to dozens of skincare brands and launches. These 4 chosen are must haves in different price ranges and for different age groups and skin types. All featuring  the newest technologies and only the finest ingredients for your best skin.

Sustainable Youth‘s key ingredient is Alasta, the most potent immunostimulatory ingredient sourced from the aloe vera plant. Known for aloe’s soothing and healing properties these products also delivery anti-aging results minimizing and reducing fine lines and wrinkles with visible results in 4 weeks and noticeable skin improvement in just a week. The collection consists of Sustainable Youth Super Boost Night SerumSustainable Youth Elasticity CreamSustainable Youth Ultra Creamy Cleansing LotionSustainable Youth Firming & Revitalizing Serum, and Sustainable Youth Anytime Lift Eye Treatment.

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Cellcosmet Switzerland Face & Neck Treatment set. This is a higher price point product, but is ultra luxurious with advanced liposome-encapsulated amino-peptide complexes with 75% high performance ingredients with 15% Active Stabilized Bio Integral cells that restores density, hydration, energy and youthful contours.

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A Complete was founded by Angelica Fuentes, a prominent business woman and philanthropist from Latin America. This collection is designed for the woman on the go with a 5 step routine that can be purchased as complete set or individually. Step 1: Youth Preserve Deep Cleanser, Step 2: Highly Concentrated Youth Preserve Serum, Step 3: Youth Preserve Eye Contouring Creme, Step 4: Youth Moisturizing Creme, Step 5: Beauty Concentrate Supplement.

 

Swiss Perfection is another product from Switzerland that offers a comprehensive collection of skin care products featuring Cellular Active IRISA, high in enzymes and proteins, accelerates the regeneration of skin cells, increases the oxygenation of the pores, provides optimal hydration for the skin, improves the metabolism of the dermis & epidermis and its unique anti-aging qualities rejuvenate the skin visibly.

ROKI Le Izakaya: Modern new Japanese Brasserie In The Flatiron District NYC #RokiLeIzakaya

Last weekend we were invited to dinner at the brand new hotspot in the Flatiron District Roki Le Izakaya. A modern take on a traditional Japanese restaurant that fuses typical fare like sushi and sashimi with a Ramen menu and tapas dishes meant to be shared. Using the freshest ingredients the dishes are created with a healthy flair.

Owned and operated by Keiko Ono Aoki and Executive Chef Koji Hagihara. Keiko is the wife of the late Rocky Aoki, owner and founder of the world famous Benihana chain.

The decor is modern and sleek, yet casual with murals and a communal table along with traditional banquettes and a seating area by the bar if you choose to watch the chef at work.

Our tasting menu consisted of Kanpachi Carpacchio, our favorite! Amberjack fish with onion, radish sprouts, wasabi, garlic and ponzu sauce. We then moved on to the Japanese canapés. The menu offers 9 options so we choose the Kani (snow crab & avocado), Amaebi (sweet shrimp) & the Ahi Poke (Tuna). They are served over crispy sushi rice which adds great texture to the dish. The Spicy shrimp tempura roll was crunchy and delicious served with spicy mayo.

Now it was time to try some hot appetizers. We went for the ROKI Shrimp steamed Gyoza. Tender shrimp, pork belly, water chestnut and bamboo wrapped in a gyoza wrapper. My companions favorite dish was the Wagyu shortribs. The meat was cooked just right served with seasonal vegetables.

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Ramen is one of the most popular dishes at the brasserie. The ROKI ROKI Ramen Nabe is a hotpot for 2, although it’s enormous and can be shared amongst a larger party. The choices are seafood, original dan dan ramen, the most popular, and the beef & vegetable ramen. Individual ramen choices are the classic chashu shoyu( sliced pork belly, veggies in a soy sauce broth), chashu tonkutso premium ramen(chicken & pork broth, pork belly, sliced pork & veggies), and organic vegetable ramen(soy milk broth, miso, seasonal vegetables, kale noodles & seaweed).

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For dessert we highly recommend the Earl Grey Creme Brûlée. Perfectly fluffy with a hint of Earl Grey and not too sweet.

As of last week ROKI is still working on a liquor license so guests are welcomed and encouraged to BYOB.

Beginning March 14th Roki Le Izakaya will be open for lunch with a special lunch menu served Mon- Fri noon till 2:30.

ROKI Le Izakaya 12 west 21st. New York, NY 10010 (646) 383- 7654  website: rokieleizakaya.com

It’s All About The Brows at Hibba Beauty Studio @BrowbarbyHibba @HibbaBeauty

 

Hibba Kapil of Hibba Beauty and her team of experienced Browologists and waxing technicians have been busy shaping women’s eyebrows and providing organic whole body hair removal services in New York City since 2010. Now with 3 locations, with the latest being a cozy cheerful salon in the heart of Columbus Circle.

For eyebrows or any hair removal on the face, Hibba does not believing in waxing. The areas are too sensitive and waxing can be harsh and not as precise as the threading method. The focus is on the arch and recreating the arch is Hibba’s main focus. When done correctly eyebrows are the centerpoint of the face and accentuate features and bone structure.

Initially I was little bit nervous about threading because I always plucked and waxed my eyebrows. However, with a few mishaps in the last year and the last few months I have been letting them grow out and even out, I was ready to try it out. I was pleasantly surprised at how quick it was and less painful than waxing. She was able to grab hard to reach hairs that waxing could not. I highly recommend it!

Brow Reformation or Microblading is a huge trend right now and is a specialty of Hibba’s. Although I did not have it done yet many colleagues have praised her work. It’s basically taking thin sparse brows and reforming them into fuller brows with a semi-permanent tattoo. The process takes about 2 hours including an extensive consultation and costs between $400-650 dollars. Considering how thick eyebrows are all the rage now, this is a valuable investment, plus you save on not having to purchase all those eyebrow pencils!

For the body Hibba uses Azulene wax which is infused with chamomile and honey, which have soothing properties, to relieve the pain and her well trained staff provide a quick and surprisingly pretty painless experience.

Sugaring is also offered for hair removal on the body. This very gentle natural method uses a paste made from sugar, lemon, and water. This method has been around for thousands of years and Hibba’s salon is one of the few in the city to offer a truly authentic shugaring experience.

There are many packages available when purchasing multiple sessions. I highly recommend  a visit! Hibba Beauty

Disclaimer: While I received complimentary services at the salon all opinions are my own.

 

Faviana Oscars Viewing Party #FavianaClubhouse #Faviana_NY #Faviana @WeWoreWhat #WeWoreWhat

Faviana, A leading designer in Evening Dresses for every special occasion from prom night to bridal threw an East Coast Oscars Red Carpet Viewing Party at the 75 Wall Street Rooftop. Hosted by We Wore What founder and influencer Danielle Bernstein the soiree was attended by many influencers, fashionistas, and a few “Housewives”. To get glam for the Faviana “Pink Carpet” VIP guests got their hair and makeup done in the Faviana Style Bar Lounge while Faviana supplied the dresses for the occasion. 

Every VIP Guest walked away with an Oscar worthy $1000 gift bag from Mycharge, ColourPop, Dylans Candy Bar, Cosabella, Corkcicle, WEN Haircare and much more including a personal invitation to a Faviana personal styling bar to get influencers/celebrities ready for all their social occasions throughout the year.

Faviana.com      We Wore What

 

 

 

A Culinary Treat With Nestle Damak @NestleDamak @Tasting Table

 Last week we were treated to a unique foodie experience with Nestle Damak. Who knew pistachios can be used in such a variety of dishes and cocktails? Nestle Damak has been a premium chocolate brand hailing from Turkey since 1933. Damak incorporates pistachios into their chocolate bars available in Fine and Dark Chocolate. Pistachios were used in our dinner preparation of Roast Leg of Lamb, Bean Salad, Flatbreads and a variety of dips as well along with the cocktails. 

The pistachios are sourced from from the Gaziantep region of Turkey which boasts an ideal climate for growing these nuts. These pistachios are considered to be some of the best in the world. Damak is also committed to improving the lives of the farmers who grow the pistachios and making a positive impact on their communities. Nestle Damak has committed over $1 million dollars to fund training in agricultural methods and improve the welfare of the Gaziantep growing region of Turkey.#Sponsored

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Cool Fun Restaurants we checked out in February

 

A.G.Kitchen opened up in late 2015 on the Upper West Side. Chef/Owner Alex Garcia of sister restaurant Calle Ocho mixes a variety of latin cuisines into a lively but laid back restaurant. On a cold monday night the restaurant was hopping with a nice mix of families, couples and a happy hour bar crowd. House specialties include guacamole made tableside to your liking, A paella dish stuffed with shrimp, mussels, lobster, crab, chicken and chorizo, big enough to share!, tacos, burgers and The Cubano, some say is the best in NYC. Cocktails that are latin inspired and milkshakes made with booze are must tries.

A.G. Kitchen 269 Columbus Ave.(73rd. st.) New York, NY 10023 (212) 873-9400 agkitchen.com

Adoro Lei, a loungy eatery downtown on Hudson Street serving contemporary Italian cuisine, many dishes that can and are encouraged to be shared. A late night lounge vibe complete with a DJ on weekends and special themed menus. We recently attended a Valentines Day themed soiree with a menu that was available the week of Valentines day with many dishes on the every day menu. A Staple dish and our favorite was The Burrata Divine, Burrata Cheese, eggplant, ripe tomatoes, truffle and honey drizzle. The pizzas are delicious with nearly 20 varieties including 2 options of “Chocolate Pizza”, the Giacomo and the Henriette.  The menu features several fresh pastas and a plentiful wine and cocktail list.

Adoro Lei 287 Hudson Street New York, NY 10013 (646) 666- 5096. adorolei.com

Coffeemania was introduced in Moscow in 2001 and now has over 25 locations including a brand new location in the heart of Bryant Park. A fancy coffee house featuring an extensive menu with a focus on Russian specialties like Borsch Soup, A Solyanka Soup made with Kielbasa , green olives and lime in a hearty and spicy tomato sauce, and traditional Russian Pelmeni. Standouts for us were the lobster Uni Carbonara, a large chuck of butter poached lobster with Fettuccinni, soy, red seaweed and shiso and the cowboy steak for 2. For dessert diners are encouraged to walk through the bakery featuring fresh pastries and cakes along with a multitude of coffee choices.

Coffeemania 1065 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10018 (212) 221- 2510 coffeemanianyc.com

Delilah, a newly opened restaurant and lounge on the lower east side is serving a mediterranean tapas menu and craft cocktails. Owner Mino Habib is also the owner of trendy establishments The DL, Veranda, and The Attic Rooftop. Replacing St. Jerome’s, a dive bar that was a favorite haunt for Lady Gaga. The decor is sleek with plush velvet banquettes and a back room with a DJ available for private parties. Spicy lamb sliders, crispy lobster flatbreads, garlic shrimp and creative cocktails  mixed by Rael Petit are reasons to check Delilah out. 

Delilah 155 Rivington St. New York, NY (212) 777-2520 delilahnyc.com

 

Beth Minardi Colorist Extraordinaire X Samuel Shriqui Salon Upper East Side @BethMinardi #SamuelShriqui #BethMinardi

Recently Beth Minardi, colorist to the stars, educator, and entrepreneur was welcomed to the exclusive Samuel Shriqui salon on the upper east side, home to some of the most exclusive shops. The salon houses the flagship Essie Nail Salon with over 250 shades available, and will soon be home to the flagship Kerastase salon later this spring. A lovely courtyard is available, weather permitting, for clients to have lunch, process color, and can be booked for a private event. The full service salon is filled with some of the most talented people in the business offering color, cuts, Keratin treatments, waxing, nails, skincare and makeup.

Beth has a loyal client and fan base because of her rich passion for education and for being on the forefront of what’s new in haircolor as it translates within the fashion and beauty industry. She translates this onto the regular client wanting color that’s on trend yet personalized. Every season Beth has a vision and for Spring 17 she is creating lots of brunette silhouettes tweaked to ones individual features and skintone. Beth’s line of signature color is used in the salon, it’s focus is to nourish the hair while achieving optimal color results.

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Some of Beth’s better known clients include Christie Brinkley, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brad Pitt, and Julianne Moore to name a few along with socialites and business executives galore. Beth’s personality and charm add to her bedside manner as she is genuinely interested in getting to know and bond with her clientele.

For more info on Beth visit bethminardi.nyc

Samuel Shriqui Salon 35 east 65th street New York, NY 10065 (212) 472-6805 samuelshriquisalon.com

 

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