Posts Written On June 2018


One of the most hotly anticipated parties on the Summer social calendar, The Vinho Verde Wine Experience returns once more for ever-flowing wine + food bites from some of NYC’s hottest restaurants.

Enjoy live music while you sip on endless wine + cocktails and mingle. Discover over the top specially curated Vinho Verde wineries that are flying into New York City just for this event to share with you their amazing wines, throughout Canoe Studios’s Instagram-famous panoramic indoor/outdoor spaces.

What’s included:

  • Endless Vinho Verde tastings
  • Food pairings from some of NYC’s hottest restaurants (INCLUDED!)
  • Top Mixologists slinging cocktails @ the Vinho Verde Cocktail Bar
  • Live Music
  • Branded Stemless Wine Glass (yours to keep!)
  • Live Artist Painting
  • Top Sommeliers teaching you about Vinho Verde
  • Photographers & Videographers capturing all the fun
  • Tag and Print Photobooth

Heydoyou was invited to attend this awesome Summer event at June 9th Saturday night. The weather was beautiful and definitely I enjoyed the outdoor rooftop very much, especially with a tasting of so many different wines and nice foods.

Taste and enjoy wines from over 30 leading wineries in the Vinho Verde region as well as food bites from some of NYC’s hottest restaurants. The day-long festival, broken down into three sessions, also including sommeliers hosting informative sessions about Vinho Verde; mixologists created unique and distinctive Vinho Verde – based beverages at the Vinho Verde Cocktail Bar; live music, live artist painting, and a photo booth to capture memories with friends and family.

Amazing food purveyors to share tasty bites that pair perfectly with the top Vinho Verde wines available to taste.


  • Vinho Verde is pronounced veeng-yo vaird.
  • Vinho Verde does not mean ‘green’ wine. ‘Verde’ refers to it being a young wine; the wines are released 3-6 months after harvest.
  • The Vinho Verde region has produced wine for over 2,000 years, making it one of the oldestwine regions in Portugal.
  • The wines of Vinho Verde have long been known for their vibrant fruit, low alcohol and refreshing qualities — a combination that makes them one of the most versatile partners with food. Vinho Verde is an ideal wine pairing for salads, seafood and Asian cuisine, and can be served alone or as an aperitif.
  • Today, consumers throughout the world are discovering Vinho Verde as one of the best wine values on the market.
  • Vinho Verde is Portugal’s largest wine region, with 19,000 grape growers farming over 51,000 acres of vineyards. 600 wine bottlers produce approximately 85 million liters of Vinho Verde each year, of which 86% is white wine. The region also produces smaller amounts of red, rosé and sparkling wine as well as brandy.
  • Vinho Verde is Portugal’s northernmost wine producing region. It’s located on the west coast of the Iberian Peninsula in northern Portugal. With its proximity to the Atlantic, the Vinho Verde region resembles Vancouver or Seattle in appearance with its lush, green landscape and temperature climate. Not surprisingly, grape vines naturally thrive here.
  • The Seal of Guarantee ensures the quality and authenticity of Vinho Verde wines.
  • Vinho Verde wines are made from the combination of carefully selected varietals. Recommended white varietals include Alvarinho, Avesso, Azal, Arinto, Loureiro, and Trajadura.

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Save $$ and Get Every Drop with This Handy Helper!

From the kitchen to the bathroom, it takes shaking, pounding and leaning bottles to get down to that last drop.  The struggle is real! 🙂 Flip-it! is the solution to save time and money by getting every drop of the products you’ve already paid for! Plus, it makes bottles perfectly recyclable once the product is fully empty!

According to Consumer Reports, up to 25% of beauty products and 15% of kitchen condiments go to waste because the last amounts are too hard to squeeze, shake or scrape out.

This remarkably easy-to-use bottle emptying kit allows consumers to flip bottles of all sizes upside down and stabilize them, so they can access every last drop of their favorite conditioners, lotions, condiments, cleaners and more! Place a Flip-it! Cap and the correct size adapter on almost any plastic bottle, flip it upside down and watch gravity pull the remainder of the bottles’ contents into an easy push/pull valve for easy dispensing.

Flip-it! Highlights:

  • Eco-Friendly —  Flip-it! cuts down on environmental contaminants by encouraging consumers to use all of their products.
  • Multi-Purpose — It can be used throughout the entire home and can be put to work by businesses like salons, restaurants, groomers, detailers and more looking to save time and money on the products they use.
  • Reusable — Simply hand wash or machine wash it on the top shelf of the dishwasher and use again and again.
  • Food Safe — Flip-it! is made from food grade materials and is BPA Free.
  • Fits Most Standard Bottles — Each kit comes with four bottle thread adapters that fit the most common sized bottles found around the world.

“We created Flip-it! because we believe every ounce counts when you’re trying to save money and live a more conscious lifestyle,” explained Flip-it! creator Steve Epstein. “We all lead busy lives—who really has time to struggle getting product out of bottles when the solution is here, is cost effective and so simple. We’re seeing tons of interest around the world and have sold at over $19K dollars per minute on QVC!”

Flip-It! Bottle Emptying Kit, 2-Pack – Kitchen


  • Every Drop of the products you’ve already paid for: honey, ketchup, sauces, hand lotion, shampoo, glue, car wax, and more.
  • Eliminate waste while saving time and money. Stable tripod cap holds bottle upside down while gravity does the work – just open the valve and squeeze.
  • Fits most plastic standard screw-top bottles worldwide – from 4 oz up to gallon bottles.
  • Reusable and dishwasher safe. Food grade & BPA free.
  • 8-Piece Kit includes: 2 purple Extra Large dispensing stands, 6 bright colored adapters (2 Large red, 2 Medium orange, and 2 Small yellow), plus reusable leak-proof gaskets.

Flip-It! Bottle Emptying Kit, 2-Pack – Bath


  • Get Every Drop of the products you’ve already paid for: hand lotion, shampoo, conditioner, facial cleanser, condiments, sauces, glue, and more.
  • Eliminate waste while saving time and money. Stable tripod cap holds bottle upside down while gravity does the work – just open the valve and squeeze.
  • Fits most plastic screw-top bottles worldwide – from 4 oz up to gallon bottles.
  • Reusable and dishwasher safe. Food grade & BPA free.
  • 8-Piece Kit includes: 2 grey Extra Large dispensing stands, 6 pastel colored adapters (2 Large coral, 2 Medium grey, and 2 Small sand), plus reusable leak-proof gaskets.

Flip-it! has already garnered national and viral media coverage on QVC and Odditymall, and can be purchased online at Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, and Walmart; and now at 15K grocers nationwide.


U.S. Postal Service’s First Scratch-and-Sniff Stamps Evoke a Sweet Summer Scent

The U.S. Postal Service’s first scratch-and-sniff stamps will add the sweet scent of summer to letters of love, friendship, party invitations and other mailings when the Postal Service introduces the Frozen Treats Forever stamps June 20 in Austin, TX.

The stamps can be pre-ordered at this link soon for delivery shortly after the June 20 issuance.

The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony, free and open to the public, will take place at 6 p.m. CDT at Austin’s Thinkery Children’s MuseumFollowers of the U.S. Postal Service’s Facebook page can view the ceremony live at Share the news using the hashtag #FrozenTreatsStamps.

The stamps feature illustrations of frosty, colorful, icy pops on a stick. Today, Americans love cool, refreshing ice pops on a hot summer day. The tasty, sweet confections come in a variety of shapes and flavors.

Ice pops are made by large manufacturers, home cooks and artisanal shops. In recent years, frozen treats containing fresh fruit such as kiwi, watermelon, blueberries, oranges and strawberries have become more common. In addition, flavors such as chocolate, root beer and cola are also popular. Some frozen treats even have two sticks, making them perfect for sharing.

This booklet of 20 stamps showcases the work of Margaret Berg of Santa Monica, CA, depicting whimsical watercolor illustrations of frozen treats. Each of the 10 stamp designs includes two different treats. The words “FOREVER” and “USA” appear along the bottom of each stamp.

Art director Antonio Alcalá of Alexandria, VA, designed the stamps with Leslie Badani of Alexandria, VA.

Frozen Treats is being issued as First-Class Mail Forever stamps which will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price.

Stamp ideas welcome
The public is encouraged to submit stamp suggestions. Visit the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee website for details on the stamp selection process and instructions for submitting suggestions in writing. Due to the time required for research and approval, ideas for stamp subjects should be received at least three years prior to the proposed release. Each submission should include pertinent historical information and important dates associated with the subject.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.


Galeria Melissa Unveils the Summer’s Go-To Shopping Selfie

Galeria Melissa in NYC’s Soho neighborhood has unveiled a new installation (running through August 31) from UK artist, Natalia Stuyk – her first solo exhibit ever. The flagship store for Brazilian plastic shoe brand, Melissa Shoes ( is offering free access to one of the most instagram-able installations of the summer, an infinity room of holographic stars!

Global fashion accessories brand, Melissa (IG: @shoesmelissa), celebrates flourishing digital art talent, Natalia Stuyk, awarding her with her first solo exhibition. In continued support of emerging artists, Melissa chose to publicly reveal the explosive multimedia work from the young, London-based creator in its NYC flagship, Galeria Melissa for a 2
month run. “Paraíso” will encompass Stuyk’s signature, trance-like looping animations cast upon the Galeria’s floor-to-ceiling LCD paneled walls as well as the artist’s first analog installation conjuring a surreal, reality-challenged other-worldy garden.

Visitors to Galeria Melissa will find themselves immediately transported through a haze of virtual heat, rising above every surface of Stuyk’s natural universe-inspired setting, accented by glistening shards in ever-changing colors.

Heydoyou was invited to join the installation unveiling. It was a fantasy experience, making me feeling in a dream. Definitely I took a lot of beautiful selfie photos.

“I drew my inspiration from “Vermillion Sands” by JG Ballard, whose prose was a tremendous source of creative simulation for me,” comments Stuyk. Ballard writes: The skies are larger, the air more generous, the clock less urgent. Through the use of video and a movement-focused installation, the artist is able to captivate onlookers with a visual transference to another world.

Melissa coordinated production with SOFTlab to turn Stuyk’s digital dreams into reality, directly connecting the analog installation with the iconic gallery-turned-store’s screens, suddenly bringing shapes to life. The artist also employed a bold and unexpected medium of dichroic film as a raw material in creating 3D imagery and video. The mix of abstract and illustrative sequences is underscored by the dichroic film’s innate ability to capture reflection and translate it into texture.

“I ultimately aim to create work that makes you feel “Oh, I want to be in it” or “I want to touch it,” adds Stuyk. “I always want to illicit a tactile, emotive reaction, and I think achieving that digitally is an ongoing motivation. The installation is mostly about summer and escapism. That’s what’s been on my mind while I’ve been working on it: a visual manifestation of feeling too hot to move and not caring about it.”

Natalia Stuyk’s first-ever installation in the US will challenge the existing parameters of traditional video by showing a video exhibited alongside a series of real-life 3D objects made from the objects in the video. Her work inside the living Galeria Melissa space is designed to create a symbiosis between image, sound, and visitor. Everyone will take something different away from it.

The Galeria space was born from a futuristic eye, exceptionally innovated with the latest technology to create a multi-sensory experience that surpasses the typical shopping experience. Galeria Melissa NYC serves as a canvas for artists and tastemakers of our time to showcase their work. With exhibits rotating 4 times a year, this gallery is celebrated as a place for modern installation art to thrive, as imagined and designed by Muti Randolph.

About Melissa

Melissa is a celebration of design. Created in 1979, the brand is recognized worldwide for the innovative works on its key raw material, a recyclable PVC (100% cruelty-free!), with an irresistible scent. Melissa has associated itself with iconic names in design,
fashion and art, collaborating with Baja East, Jeremy Scott, Vivienne Westwood, Karl Lagerfeld, Campana Brothers, Zaha Hadid, among others. Although it was born in Brazil, Melissa is a global brand not only because it can be found in 83 countries but also for its cutting edge aesthetic which surprises fans all around the globe.

Galeria Melissa, New York, NY is the third of its kind, joined the flagship stores in São Paulo, Brazil and Covent Garden, London in August of 2017.

Previous Galeria Melissa installations include; Zaha Hadid, Karl Lagerfeld, Jeremy Scott, Gareth Pugh, Vivienne Westwood, Claire Barrow, Walt Cassidy, Karl Lagerfeld, Edson Matsuo and EPFL+ECAL Lab, David Thomas Solution and SOFTlab, Natalie Kates, Sebastian Errazuriz and more.

About Natalia Stuyk

Natalia Stuyk is a video artist and director. Her work is characterized by over-saturated colors, rhythmic motion and infinite loops, and merging 2D and 3D techniques with photographic elements.

Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009, she has mostly worked in the music and fashion industries creating visuals for live events, music promos and branded content, ranging from GIFs to 360° video. Stuyk is currently working on interactive projects and installations, creating multi-sensory experiences that embrace new technologies and move away from traditional digital video.


Grandmas2Share Brings Back Grandma’s Love and Presence with Plush, Recordable, Talking Dolls

Some moments in life
are precious and simply can’t be replaced.
The presence of Grandmas and their affection is one of them. 
new venture is now bringing them into our lives in an entirely new and imaginative form. Grandmas2Share has launched a collection of dolls that represent one’s grandma, with the same cute smile and affectionate looks.
No child should be deprived of the unconditional love of a  grandma and Grandmas2Share aims to ensure that with its new collection of grandma dolls. The dolls are soft plush and come with accessories such as a unique story book and a purse to keep pictures. Grandmas can record their own voice and send a special message to their grandchild so they can feel the nurturing love that they feel when they are together. 

The dolls make for an ideal gift for children of all ages. The toys also serve to inculcate pride and self-esteem that comes from knowing one’s family history.

“Today’s children are engrossed in technology. Grandmas2Share was created to spark conversation in our families so children can learn about their culture, heritage, and how to keep their family traditions alive!

The rest of the world needed to feel what my children were feeling and what I felt as a child, being fortunate enough to know both of my grandmothers. Now, ALL children can know them too!” says Marguerite Spagnuolo, Founder & CEO of Grandmas2Share, Inc. 

Grandmas2Share dolls are a creative and fun way to nurture and reassure kids whenever needed. The products can be bought from the official online shop of Grandmas2Share


Our plush, talking Grandma dolls, stitched with love and care, remind our little ones of all the tender moments they share with their grandmothers. These unique dolls come with their own storybooks and a purse in which to keep pictures of a favorite grandchild. Your child will love curling up with you and Grandma so you can SHARE stories and learn more about their heritage! For more information, please visit:


Playing Peek A Boo With Minnie Mouse And Meeting The New Best Friend CakePop Cuties

I believe there’s no kid would say they don’t like Peek A Boo. All the parents admit this point. But parents can’t play this game with their kids all the time. The reason is very simple, because we are adults and we always forget. There is a genius idea to make your kids feel happy all the time with their favorite games. Just bringing them a lovely toy which can play Peek A Boo with them. I will say Mickey mouse or Minnie probably will be the best choice.

How cute it is! It will be your kids’ best friend!

Disney Baby Peek-A-Boo Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse

Little ones will love to play peek-a-boo with the Disney Baby Peek-A-Boo Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse! Press Mickey or Minnie’s feet activate soothing music and adorable Peek-A-Boo hand motions! Each dressed in a sweet onesie, Peek-A-Boo Mickey and Minnie are made with super soft and cuddly fabrics that babies will love snuggling up to. They are the perfect gift to brighten any baby’s day! Sold separately. Manufacturer: Just Play, Ages 9 months+, SRP $24.99

Here has another perfect gift for the little ones who love mysteries. Finding the cutie toys form a lollipop! Sounds super fun, right?

CakePop Cuties™

You’ll never meet treats sweeter than the CakePop Cuties! These lovable characters are deliciously cute to display and a treat to squish. Discover a mystery squishy foam Cutie in each delectably decorated cake pop! Available as a Single Pop (one squishy character and accessory) or a Multipack (three exclusive squishy characters), CakePop Cuties are a sugar rush of colorful squishy fun to collect, play, and display!  Want more CakePop Cuties?  Catch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Manufacturer: Basic Fun!, Ages 4+, SRP $4.99-$9.99