Posts Written On May 01, 2012

Jacob Loves @honestKitchen

If you know Jacob, you know he is notorious for cookie refusal and being very picky with what he eats. He is what I called a Dog Foodie. A real snob. He has a particular taste for ice cream, stewing beef cubes,  Bubble Tea tapioca, Japanese honey cake, gouda cheese and Activia Yogurt. Besides that, no food gets him excited.

When we went to Who’s your Doggy today in Brooklyn after our walk, we were given these samples from The Honest Kitchen dehydrated human grade dog food.  I told the lady at the store my dog is so picky and probably won’t like it. She goes then take every flavor!  So we did 🙂

All you have to do is add 1/3 cup of warm water to the dry powder and let it sit for 5 mins. It’s like instant dog food!

Jacob ate it all in less than 1 minute. I am totally shocked and I think we have a winner.

Empty bowl!

Dehydrated hormone-free beef, sweet potatoes, potatoes, organic flaxseed, organic coconut, parsley, dandelion greens, papaya, cranberries, pumpkin, honey, rosemary, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium iodide, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate.

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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

@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


Choice Eats under the NY skyline

These tacos by Mexicue were especially tasty!


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!


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!’


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.


Win a @Clearasil Prize Pack

We are doing a giveaway to get your skin ready for summer!

Clearasil®, the pioneer in acne skincare, today announced the Canadian
launch of PerfectaWash™, the first-ever automatic face wash dispenser system to deliver the perfect,
pre-measured dose of acne cleanser for visibly clearer skin in as little as 12 hours without overdrying.

“Acne breakouts have a lasting — and sometimes devastating — effect on teens and even adults,” said
Nathan MacKenzie, Brand Manager, Personal Care, Reckitt Benckiser (Canada). “We wanted to create an
acne system that was fool-proof and simple to use. PerfectaWash is programmed to deliver the perfect
dose of acne cleanser, as determined by years of Clearasil’s scientific research, eliminating the guess-
work from the process of cleansing the face. Our ‘perfect dose’ provides effective treatment without
overdrying the skin for visible results.”

To activate the system, place hands directly under the Clearasil® PerfectaWash™ touch-free dispenser
for the perfect dose of facial cleanser to be delivered. Massage cleanser onto the face and neck, rinse
with warm water, and pat dry. For optimal results, PerfectaWash™ should simply be used morning and

The revolutionary new PerfectaWash™ system uses an effective, dermatologist-tested acne treatment
to prevent breakouts without overdrying the skin. Included with the sleek automatic dispenser are two
Ultra Rapid Face Wash cleaners. Superfruit Splash™ features refreshing raspberry and cranberry extracts
while Soothing Plant Extract™ is formulated with extracts known for their calming properties. Both
cleansers contain 2% Salicylic Acid to effectively treat and keep skin clear of acne pimples.

The Clearasil® PerfectaWash™ Starter Kit contains the refillable touch-free dispenser and a three-month
supply of facial cleanser. Priced at $24.99, the system is one-third the price of a three-month supply of
Proactive®. Refills of Superfruit Splash and Soothing Plant Extract will be available for the suggested
retail price of $9.99. Clearasil® products are available at drug, mass merchant and grocery stores
nationwide. PerfectaWash™ will be available on April 1, 2012.

The giveaway will also include:

  • ·         Clearasil PerfectaWash system including refills
  • ·         Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Daily Cream Wash
  • ·         Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Treatment Cream
  • ·         Clearasil Ultra Overnight Wash

 **If you want to win –

+1 point for Tweet a photo to @HeyDoYou of your pretty face!

+1 point if you LIKE

Winners will be chosen at random on May 10.


The contest is only open to Canadian residents.