Summer Sunnies with @Lumete

Happy May Day! What better way to kick off the new month than with an equally new pair of awesome, show stopping shades? Lumete Eyewear has a unique line of sun blockers that’ll give you an extra edge this summer. The collection includes six distinct styles in a variety of designs and colors! My favorite pair for the summer is the Vendrina Seafoam design. The pale green color is great to accent the trending pastels I’ll be wearing this season, plus I love the dipped side design — so chic!
Based in New York, Lumete is an independent sunglasses brand for women, by women. A favorite of style icons such as Ms. Dita Von Teese, Lumete’s innovative handmade sunglasses combine sculptural detail, symbolic ornamentation and ultrafemininity.
The name Lumete (‘lou-met’) is derived from amulet, which means aprecious object used for protection and luck, and lumen, meaning light. Drawing inspiration from alchemy and Gnostic symbolism, Lumete’s designs evoke a reverence for eyewear.
To check out the whole collection, and where to find them, visit www.lumete.com.
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@VillageVoice’s #ChoiceStreets Recap

The weather took a break from being completely crappy for just a bit to welcome The Village Voice’s Choice Streets last Tuesday. Thank goodness, because the event was slated to happen, rain or shine!

We New Yorkers love our food trucks, and this was definitely a celebration of the food truck, with 20 trucks offering sample-sized items from their menus.

It was held at the Intrepid Air & Sea Museum, which has a scenic location on a pier on the Hudson River. The museum is actually a retired aircraft carrier with fighter jets and other aircraft (and now the space shuttle Enterprise) perched on top and around it.

Unique venues like this are one of the things I like most about Village Voice’s events. Previous events were held at an armory and an historic bank tower.

DJ Finger on the Pulse provided the soundtrack for the night. For $30 general admission and $50 VIP, this sold out event was a great deal.

Here are some of the highlights of Choice Streets.

A line had already formed 10 minutes before the doors opened!

From left: Bongo Brothers Cuban Food, Mexico Blvd, Solber Pupusas

From left: Valducci’s Original Pizza, Red Hook Lobster Pound, The King Falafel & Shawarma

Spicy Diablo hot dog from NYC Healthy Bites

VVeev, the world’s first acai spirit. They donate 1% of their sales to rain orest preservation.

Taim Mobile

From the top: Frites ‘N’ Meats, Morris Grilled Cheese Truck

Svedka

Choice Eats under the NY skyline

These tacos by Mexicue were especially tasty!

Jägermeister

Apparently I’m not the only one who love this place! (Wafels & Dinges)

Yum, Pisco cocktails!

Funky tights!

This blew my mind! Bacon maple cupcake from Cupcake Crew. It was as good as it looks.

Ewwy, gooey steak & cheese sandwich from Phil’s Steaks

Shock Top Beer

A beautiful night, but don’t let it fool you–it was cold and windy!

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Giveaway: Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You to Know by Hy Conrad & Jeff Johnson @sourcebooks


A series of 115 short essays written by eleven courageous canines who are willing to tell the truth about dogs every last dirty, hairy, bit of it: why they always dash to a rug when they have to throw up, why they eat furniture when endless chew toys are nearby, and why they’re always absolutely starving. Peppered with lively, clever stories and visually appealing photographs, Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You to Know is a must-have for any dog lover. It’s a verbal and visual delight that is laugh-out-loud funny.
“If everyone owned a dog, we would have world peace. If everyone reads this book, they will go and get a dog and we will have taken a big step in the right direction. So this book can save the world.”
Terrence McNally, playwright

If you want to win this book! Tweet a photo of your dog to @heydoyou and @sourcebooks along with ‘I want to read this book with my dog!’

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Rhythm & Romance with “Chico & Rita”

There’s love, there’s music, there’s heartache, there’s truth…“Chico & Rita” is an adult, Spanish animated film that tells the story of a piano player and a singer who embark on a long journey on their rise to fame.

The time frame is in the late 1940s and early 1950s and takes place in the cities of Havana, New York City, Paris and Las Vegas. Both Chico and Rita are gifted with their talent and that is where their romance has united them, however, there is something that always intervenes and keeps them apart.

It’s a love story that will bring you romance, good music, and well-played characters. You will feel as if you are really in pre-Castro Cuba time!

Both Chico and Rita are an irresistible pair and the love they have for each other and their music, will make you fall in love with the movie.

Check out “Chico & Rita” on Facebook.

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