Posts Written On September 25, 2012

Flowers Me Up! @Thelittleglass

Need something to freshen up your office or home? Maybe come flowers will help!

For many of us, the long months of low temperatures have an affect on our psyche. Just like certain colors can boost our mood, so too can scents.
Brooklyn based Florist Cary Pereyra of The Little Glass Slipper has created a floral arrangement that includes herbal components to help lift your spirits during the winter.


Gardenias: They have a warm scent and one bloom can perfume a large space very quickly.
Seeded eucalyptus: Eucalyptus has been used in a variety of commercial preparations to help battle respiratory infections since it is antibacterial and antiviral.
Roses: The essential oil of rose petals is distilled to create rose water. Rose water has an astringent quality to it that can be used on sensitive and dry skin. It has also shown to be effective as an anti aging treatment when used as a prevention against wrinkles.
Dried Poppy Pods: Californian poppy in particular is a mildly less potent narcotic than opium poppy and helps with insomnia and soothing respiratory conditions.

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Coming Up: @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest

Wow, time flies. It’s already time for Village Voice’s Brooklyn Pour! I covered it last year and had a ball while tantalizing my taste buds and learning a ton about beer. It literally changed my life (as related to beer).

Before Brooklyn Pour
Me: I’ll take a Corona with a lime

After Brooklyn Pour
Me: What kind of IPA (that’s Indian Pale Ale) do you have…or maybe I’ll go for a Belgian wheat ale…

In case you don’t know what BK Pour is all about, it’s a craft beer festival featuring 60 brewers with over 100 beers to taste. It’s held at the historic, and absolutely breathtaking Hanson Place in downtown  Brooklyn. This year, BK Pour will give attendees the opportunity to amp up their beer knowledge while they sip, offering three Beer Talks and Demos per session–because knowing about what you’re drinking is way sexier than ignorant consumption.

There will also be an outdoor food court with delicious eats that will make you wish you had an extra stomach on hand!

BK Pour isn’t only about the booze, though–proceeds from the event are going to BK Pour’s charitable partner, Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition (BARC), a nonprofit organization looking to provide a safe haven for abandoned animals and to find permanent loving homes for them.

VIP tickets for Session 1 have already sold out and I’m sure the remaining tickets will be gone soon, so don’t procrastinate if you want to attend!

See you there!

 

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Calling All Fashion Bloggers to @CuspbyNM Contest!

Calling all Fashion Bloggers!

Neiman Marcus’s CUSP is on the hunt for it’s ultimate fashionista who embodies CUSP style and sensibility. From now until November 14th, Fashion bloggers have the opportunity to enter via Facebook.com/NeimanMarcus and possibly be the $2,500 grand prize winner!

Neiman Marcus first launched the CUSP brand in 2006 with two freestanding stores that offered customers a contemporary assortment including apparel, shoes, handbags and accessories in a boutique environment.  The brand has grown over time to include a total of six CUSP stores, CUSP.com and integration into the forty-two Neiman Marcus stores.

The contest runs from September 21 — November 15.  Entrants will enter via a tab on Facebook.com/NeimanMarcus.  Each entrant will be asked to submit a portrait that captures the essence of her personal style and the CUSP brand, a general personal bio including blog URL, and a statement of why they believe they are the “Blogger on the CUSP”.  In addition, they will be asked to fill out a series of questions related to their style.

In mid October, five finalists will be chosen a panel of Neiman Marcus judges.  Finalists will be given the opportunity to host a CUSP event for their friends at a local CUSP store or NM CUSP department.  In addition, each finalist will receive a $1,000 gift card and opportunities at their local Neiman Marcus or CUSP to promote their in-store event.  Finalist’s portraits will be posted for voting on neimanmarcus.com and CUSP.com. The final winner will receive a $2,500 gift card.

ITS NOT TOO LATE! If you’re a fashion blogger with an eye for style, you may have what it takes to become a finalist and host your own CUSP event! Apply now at http://www.facebook.com/neimanmarcus/app_139772516169673

 

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Sexy Fragrance Mist @OfficialCalgon

 

Back to school…fall is here…new looks & fashion trends…maybe a new you? Take a look at these –

I love to buy fragrances and I love how a certain smell can relate to you. I definitely am open to trying new ones too so I was glad to have the opportunity to check out several, delicious mists by Calgon.

Calgon Enchanted Embrace is perfect for a night on the town. It’s part of the Sensual Collection with warm vanilla, lush peony and purple passion fruit. Don’t just listen to me though, this is great for during the day as well.

I also got to try out a cute trio of mists that can make a great affordable gift. The Sensual Mist Gift Set is also part of the Sensual Collection. It includes Flirty Tease, Angelic Kiss, and Femme Inferno.

Flirty Tease has a mix of sparkling red currant, orange blossom, and exotic Egyptian jasmine. Angelic Kiss is a creamy blend of golden bergamot, mandarin zest with an oriental floral heart. Last but not least, Femme Inferno is described as having an elixir of pink pepper, vivid bergamot and lily of the valley. These three are Calgon’s best-selling fragrances so it’s definitely worth trying.

‘Tweet’ to @OfficalCalgon & ‘Like’ on Facebook

PS: I’m going to rotate the 2oz bottles in my purse – they’re a perfect size to carry around!

THANK YOU, CALGON!

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The Question Hits Stores Oct 5 @ReebokClassics

Tagging off the successful Answer and Question re-releases earlier this year, Reebok Classics is gearing to bring back Allen Iverson’s infamous “Crossover” shoe – The Question (white/blue) – on Thursday, October 5th for $125.

Featuring the iconic, pearlized blue toe, the limited-edition OG Question was worn by Allen Iverson in his legendary 1996-1997 Rookie season.

The “Blue Tip’s” highly anticipated return is a one-time drop in 2012 at key retailers including Jimmy Jazz, Villa, City Gear, DTLR, Walters, Shiekhs, Shoe Palace, Active Athlete, Shoe City, Expressions, City Sports and more…When they’re gone, they’re gone!

For more check out @ReebokClassics…

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