Posts Written On February 2015

One Million PIBBLE March Raises Awareness of Discrimination

Washington, D.C. — Millions of pit bull terriers – commonly referred to as Pibbles – now have a voice during the first ever  One Million PIBBLE March  organized bycomedian Rebecca Corry  (Comedy Central, King of Queens, Last Comic Standing).  Founder of the  Stand Up for Pits Foundation, Corry will lead this historic event  on the West Lawn of U.S. Capital in Washington D.C. on May 3, 2014 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm.
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With the goal of raising awareness, inspiring federal funding and creating new programs, the March will discuss ways to eradicate the discrimination and abuse.  Recently, President Obama spoke out about the ineffectiveness of the breed specific legislation (BSL) laws and ways to see it abolished.  The reality is the dog fighting epidemic is worse than ever before, with the majority of abuse being committed by youth ages 13 to 21.
“My goal is to create safe and humane communities for humans and pets alike through raising awareness and identifying solutions,” said One Million PIBBLE March organizer Rebecca Corry.  “I believe through laughter, positive images and education, we can make a difference. Quite frankly, this is a societal problem that affects us all as abuse that begins with pets can quickly extend to children.   The targeting of pit bull terriers is unfortunately a direct reflection of broken society, but one that can be fixed and starts with constructive, awareness-building events like our One Million PIBBLE March.”

This historic international event – inspired by Corry’s own pit bull terrier, Angel — is attracting attendees from all over the United States as well as Canada, England and Germany to name a few.  With more than 5,000 registered attendees to date and growing, Corry is spearheading a PIBBLE movement.  She will also be performing during the Stand Up for Pits comedy tour at Gotham Comedy Club in New York on April 23rd  and the Arlington Drafthouse in Virginia on May 4thto continue efforts for this cause.

To date, confirmed guest speakers for the One Million Pibble March include:
·          Key-note speaker Jamie Buehrle, wife of Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle, whose family has been personally affected by discrimination and forced to live apart due to BSL laws
·          Leah Brewer, owner of the first-ever hero Pibble, Elle the Hero Dog of 2013
·          Roo Yori, the proud owner of Hector, one of Michael Vick’s rehabilitated dogs and the late, great Wallace, subject of the  New York Times  bestsellerWallace
·          Officer Kelly Steinhorn of the Baltimore Police Department, who famously saved the abused Pretzel the Pit Bull
·          Several owners of other rescued pit bulls terriers who endured unspeakable abuse
Additionally, many recognizable celebrities are supporters of The Stand Up For Pits Foundation, including:
·          Kaley Cuoco (Actress, The Big Bang Theory)
·          Whitney Cummings (Actress, Whitney)
·          Courtney Cox (Actress, Friends)
·          David Arquette (Actor, Scream)
·          Bill Burr (Actor, Breaking Bad)
·          Cheri OTeri (Actress, Saturday Night Live)
·          Moby (Singer-Songwriter, Innocents)
·          Janeane Garafolo (Comedian, Saturday Night Live)
·          Torrey Smith (Baltimore Ravens Superbowl Champion)
·          Gerrard Shepperd (Baltimore Ravens Player)
·          John Rallo (MMA Fighter)
“For 20 years I believed entertaining people was what I was meant to do until Angel came into my life and showed me that standing up for pits through entertainment is my true calling,” continued Corry.  “She has given my life a greater sense of purpose.  Angel is the inspiration for this March, Stand Up For Pits and living proof that Pit Bull Terriers are in fact, inherently good.”

About The One Million PIBBLE March
The One Million PIBBLE March, produced by C3 Presents, is sponsored by The Honest Kitchen, KAE-O, The Pit Bull Princess, Pit Bulls of Instagram, Urban Suburban Apparel, Pit Bulletin Legal News Network & Radio, Pit Bulls are for Lovers, Show Your Softer Side and Stand Up for Pits Foundation. To attend the One Million Pibble March, learn more about how to create change, or donate to the Stand Up for Pits Foundation, visit  standupforpits.us.

The “Be Their Voice” video promoting the One Million PIBBLE March with Angel can be viewed at:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO6KgvaQHpo
About Stand Up For Pits Foundation
Stand Up For Pits Foundation was created in honor of Rebecca Corry’s pit bull terrier, Angel, who was found roaming the streets of Los Angeles as a victim of horrific abuse.   Through a live, nationwide comedy show with performers such as Bill Burr, Kaley Cuoco and Whitney Cummings, the Foundation raises money to positively advocate and educate about the true nature of Pibbles.  The Foundation is also organizing the first ever One Million PIBBLE March in Washington D.C. to further their educational and awareness-based platform.  All funds raised up until May 3 go to the One Million PIBBLE March.  Learn more atstandupforpits.us.

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Celebrity-Sighting Hotels for 2015 Fashion Week

As Fashion Week gears up in New York City, it’s time to get dressed up and watch your favorite models strut their stuff on the runway. If you’re looking for a place to stay during the star-studded event, head to the Boom Boom Room at The Standard hotel to rub shoulders with Victoria Secret Angels or run into Heidi Klum at the Empire Hotel.

Booking.com (the #1 accommodations website) has scoured their database of over 593,000 accommodations around the world and 750 properties in the city that never sleeps to find the best hotels for a fashion forward stay during Fashion Week.


Empire Hotel
This Upper West Side hotel is right across the street from the tents at Lincoln Center and top models and celebrities including Heidi Klum, Nicole Ritchie, Lauren Conrad and Bella Thorne have been spotted at this modern classic.
·         Take a trip to the 12th floor for a drink at the intimate rooftop bar and lounge with great views of Lincoln Center that is sure to be filled with fashionistas, models and celebrities alike
·         Sleep in style in modern rooms equipped with an iPod docking station, a full minibar and a glass-enclosed shower with a rain shower head in the bathroom
·         In between shows, take in other nearby sights including Museum of Arts and Design, Times Square and the Theatre District

The Standard
This designer hotel is a fan favorite during fashion week, with designer parties at the iconic Boom Boom Room and the popular rooftop bar Le Bain has been named the “#1 place for Fashion Week nightlife” in the past.
·         Ride up to your room in the elevator made famous by Jay-Z and Solange Knowles post-Met Gala brawl
·         Visit the Standard Grill, Biergarten or the Living Room Lounge for live entertainment, cocktails and a great bite to eat
·         End your nights with breathtaking views of the New York skyline and the Hudson River courtesy of the floor-to-ceiling windows

The Mercer
If you care more about the clothes than the models, The Mercer is the hotel for you, as it’s the choice for top designers including Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein.
·         Work out and relax like a model with the hotel’s private exercise trainers, massage therapists and yoga classes
·         Dine like a celebrity at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s popular hotspot Mercer Kitchen
·         Take a few moments to escape from the bustle of the week and read a book in the lobby’s large book and magazine library

Gramercy Park Hotel
For those interested in more than just fashion, a stay at a former favorite of Humphrey Bogart, President John. F Kennedy and the Rolling Stones will please the artistic types.
·         Check out the ever-changing selection of artwork that adorn the walls from some of New York City’s masters including Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring
·         Spot your favorite celebrities such as Ed Westwick and Mary-Kate Olsen at the hotel’s exclusive Rose Bar for specialty cocktails and live music
·         Relax and enjoy the scenery in the serene Gramercy Park or take a nice walk to the nearby Madison Square Park

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Pet Dental: PetSmile

Prancing around in the snow, adorable winter fashion, and plenty of cuddle time at home; the cold winter months can be plenty of fun for you and your fur friends! However, nothing ruins snuggling with your pooch more than a bad case of doggie breath. With Petsmile® Pet Toothpaste, the first to be recommended by the Veterinary Oral Health Council and created by the humans who brought you Supersmile®, your dog can easily have healthy teeth and gums plus fresh breath.

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Petsmile® Pet Toothpaste allows you to customize your pet’s daily oral care routine –

  • For a simple touchup, add the toothpaste to your pets’ favorite snack or chew toy, and let them lick their way to good oral hygiene. 
  • For easy maintenance between brushings, apply with our Petsmile® Professional Applicator Swab

Dental health is priority for dogs over the age of 6! Since Jacob is almost 10 yrs old, this is super important to us emoji #petsmileusa has long disposable wands and beef flavored dog toothpaste available now!  The long wand allows you to quickly and easily swab the toothpaste into the dog’s mouth. It is a soft foam tip that expands a bit after it get moist.

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The first Pet Toothpaste recommended by the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC), this beef flavor formula infused with proprietary CALPROX® works on contact to dissolve the protein layer on pets’ teeth where stains, plaque, and bacteria form. Apply Petsmile® Pet Toothpaste to the exclusive applicator swab, or add to pets’ favorite snack or chew toy, and let them lick their way to good oral hygiene.

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Clinically Proven Benefits:

  • Clinically proven to inhibit plaque formation for healthier teeth and gums
  • Regular use leads to significantly less plaque, better oral health, and fresher breath

WHAT IT COSTS: $25 for 4.5oz toothpaste, $9 for 50 count Applicator Swabs

WHERE TO FIND IT: www.petsmileusa.com

 

About Petsmile®: Invented by the makers of Supersmile®, Petsmile® Pet Toothpaste is the gentle, safe way to clean your dog’s teeth—eliminating plaque and tartar—all without the need to brush. The first Pet Toothpaste recommended by the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC), Petsmile® harnesses an exclusive CALPROX® formula clinically proven to reduce plaque, improve oral health, and freshen breath on contact with regular use. Find Petsmile® at www.petsmileusa.com and select specialty stores.

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Sweeter Than Sugar Chelsea & West Village Dessert Tour

A fun way to spend a NY weekend is on the Sweeter than Sugar Tour!  This tour gives you the insider’s scoop on what you can experience as a local. You will be led to 4 ultra secret neighborhood dessert spots and enjoy a yummy sample at each location.

Locally owned entrepreneurial company Sugartooth Tours is the best way to discover local spots without Yelp!

This year’s Sweeter than Sugar Tour will take place in the quaint neighborhood of Chelsea. Tour-goers will have the opportunity to indulge in delicious treats, in-cluding half-pound cookies, artisan hot chocolate, and more. 

“This tour is our most popular seasonal tour each year. There’s just something romantic and fun about exploring the city with your plus one in a way you’ve nev-er done it before,” said co-founder of Sugartooth Tours, Sarah Rolleston. “In a city that is so big and has so many people, finding hidden gems with that one other person close to you makes the experience that much more personal and exclusive.”

On the tour, each group will enjoy six decadent stops. Guests will have a chance to explore the Chelsea Market before embarking on an adventure to discover how Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the trendy meatpacking district! Finally, the tour will wind down in the West Village, where guests have the option of adding a wine or beer pairing with their final sweet treat for some extra one-on-one time with that special someone.

I was so lucky to check this out right before Valentine’s Day and had a great time discovery gems in my own neighborhood. Now I definitely have some new favorite spots.

Check out how you can go on a sweet tour on  www.sugartoothtours.com

W: 917.856.6761

C: 440.241.2729

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Delicious Addition to West Village @OttosTacos

If you are a NYC foodie, you will be excited about this one! Otto’s Taco, that we love and know from East Village by St Mark’s Place is now open in West Village too at 10th St and 7th Ave!

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On Monday, I was excited to finally go check out this new spot for a lunch date with Tai! Since we most love and miss Cali tacos, it really hit the spot! We got to meet both Otto and Joe (Owner and Chef) and enjoyed sampling almost everything on the menu. They even have Mexican Coke!

The NEW Otto’s is located at the NE Corner right on 7th at Charles. It is the perfect spot for affordable, delicious and authentic tacos, guac and yummy horchata too.  Word on the street is they are about to open a Hell’s Kitchen location soon too.

The Churros are out of this world cakey, chewy, crispy and sweet all at the same time.

Otto’s Tacos is an LA-inspired grab-and-go taqueria, focusing on freshly prepared tacos. All of the tortillas, salsas and marinades are made from scratch. Otto’s mission is to bring a bounty of bold flavors from the kitchen onto your plates… one taco at a time.

The Masa Fries, the creamy Guac, the authentic taco’s with recipes from Otto’s mom and family secret concoctions make this meal totally amazing and satisfying. The huge thing in the front with to GORGON, it is an invention you can only enjoy at Otto’s Tacos. The restaurant has 16 seats, delivery, take-out and the same quick, fresh menu. This award-winning Gorgon is also available, as an off-the-menu fan favorite.

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131 7th Ave S
New York, NY 10014
b/t 10th St & Charles St in West Village

http://www.yelp.com/biz/ottostacos-new-york-2

*If you want to try an awesome Cali taco  while in NYC on Otto x Heydoyou –

just Tweet me @heydoyou or IG and I’ll send you a free taco voucher! 

 
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Get in the Kitchen with @Krusteaz #BreakfastNight

February is National Hot Breakfast Month! 

Screen Shot 2015-02-05 at 2.10.52 PMCoinciding with National Hot Breakfast Month in February and to make sure everyone can regularly enjoy both the simplicity and fun of breakfast for dinner, Krusteaz has officially named every Wednesday Night “Breakfast Night.” This comes after the launch of the Krusteaz #BreakfastNight in September, National Breakfast Month!

 In a national survey, Krusteaz found that nine out of ten (91 percent) Americans say they eat breakfast for dinner, with 56 percent doing so once a month or more often. For families, the trend is even more prevalent as 67 percent of respondents with children in the household say they have breakfast for dinner once a month or more. When we are not running around to events, birthday parties or dinners – we love to make BREAKFAST FOR DINNER too!!

 A variety of factors contribute to the rising popularity of breakfast for dinner, with the main appeal being ease of preparation versus a traditional dinner meal (43 percent).  For families especially, it’s also “a fun way to break up the monotony of weekly dinner night” cited by 44 percent.  I am really excited to try out all my new Krusteaz baking mixes, especially to test out on my new Waffle Maker! I have been making Moffles (Mochi Waffles) but Tai doesn’t like them and much prefer buttermilk waffles.  So I will make use the Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake mix with a little less water to make a Waffle!

Follow me @heydoyou on IG and Twitter to see what I will make this Valentine’s Day with Krusteaz!

Did you know you can make a bunch of waffles, put them in the freezer and just heat them up in the toaster? Cool!

I made this last month!

Website: http://www.krusteaz.com/

Do you want to make Breakfast at Night like I did? Just check out the social links below and send me a MSG about what you would make!

o Breakfast Night Web Page: http://www.krusteaz.com/breakfast-night
o Twitter: https://twitter.com/Krusteaz
o Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Krusteaz
o Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/krusteaz/
o Instagram: http://instagram.com/krusteaz

You can win Krusteaz mixes: Buttermilk Pancake Mix (1), Blueberry Belgian Waffle Mix (1), Chocolate Chunk Muffin Mix (1) and Honey Wheat Pancake Mix (1) as well as Krusteaz coupons for free product! There will be 2 winners 🙂 Good luck!

 

*this is a sponsored post and I received free products from Krusteaz for review.

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