Posts Written On February 18, 2020

Lulu Did A Big Mural For Famous Joe’s Pizza at University of Michigan Ann Arbor

If you have ever lived in New York City, you would definitely know or even have tried from this world famous pizza store – Joe’s Pizza. The first time Joe’s Pizza’s name comes out to the world is from the movie of Spiderman. After a late delivery, Parker is sacked from his job delivering pizzas for Joe’s Pizza, 233 Bleecker Street at Carmine Street in the West Village, New York. Now Joe’s Pizza has five locations in New York, 2 locations in Shanghai and the latest one in Ann Arbor Michigan.

Established in 1975 by Joe Pozzuoli, who is originally from Naples, Italy, the birthplace of pizza, Joe’s Pizza is a “Greenwich Village institution” offering the classic New York slice for over 37 years.  First,  we served our customers from our corner location at Bleecker and Carmine Street and now three doors down at 7 Carmine Street.  At 75 years of age, Joe Pozzuoli still owns and operates the restaurant.

Joe’s Pizza is a perennial top 10 listing in restaurant guides and publications such as Time Out New York and New York Magazine. NEW YORK MAGAZINE named JOE’S PIZZA “Best of New York” and in subsequent reviews referred to us as “the quintessential New York slice.” In 2009 GQ Magazine listed Joe’s Pizza as one the “Best 25 Pizzas on Earth.”

Throughout the years Joe’s Pizza in Greenwich Village has become just as popular with visitors and tourists as it is with native New Yorkers who know where to come for an authentic New York street slice.

After commissioned five times to draw all their New York locations by Joe’s Pizza, Lulu was invited to fly to Ann Arbor to do a whole wall mural for this latest opened store. She is so happy and honored to do this amazing commission. The photo above was a photo taken by Lulu – she is holding a slice of Caprise Pizza facing to the celebrity photo wall with her four custom Joe’s Pizza illustrations.

The mural is 16”x11” on a smooth dry wall on the hallway of the store. She used quick dry acrylic paints.

The mural tells a storyline of Joe’s Pizza, from their first location at Bleecker Street to the second, which is Carmine Street, then 14th Street, Williamsburg to Broadway, Times Square and then the latest location at Ann Arbor. All the locations are arrowed by the name and the visual of Joe’s Pizza’s signature pizzas. It took four and half full days with 14 hours per day. Lulu says she loves Joe’s Pizza, it has been a great experience working with Joe’s Pizza. She feels warm and happy, Joe’s Pizza is more like a close friend or family than just a client to her. So she wants to do it good, try the best she can. And it turns out great, she is very happy about the finish work.

She said she could tell how popular this pizza store is in this campus neighborhood. From the store opens at 11am to 12am it closes, there is always a long line. Even in a cold windy snowy day, people still love to come here to grab a warm and crispy pizza – nothing is better than eating something warm and delicious in a freezing day. Lulu ate pizzas for 5 days during the working process, she never feels bored of that. She even said she would miss this delicious pizza when she left back to California. Ok, here comes a question to her. When Joe’s Pizza can bring the authentic Italian influenced New York pizza to Socal?


5 Ways To Get Your Healthy Dose Of CBD

5 Ways To Get Your Healthy Dose Of CBD


Depending on the potency, cannabidiol or CBD can be extracted from the bud, stem, or the entire hemp plant. CBD is a game changer because it offers several health benefits such as providing relief from chronic pain, treating anxiety and depression, and managing symptoms of insomnia.


Regardless of how busy you are as a parent, you should never disregard taking care of your own health. You should exert time and effort in maintaining or improving your health to ensure that you can continue to provide for your family. And if you’re looking for a fast and safe way to achieve your health goals, using CBD-infused products can be an excellent option.

For individuals who are always on the go, here’s how you can get your daily dose of CBD:


  1. Drink Coffee


Most adults start their day by drinking a cup of coffee. The caffeine in this drink can boost their energy levels and fight away grogginess, making it easy for them to be productive throughout the day. Some people might even consume more than one cup of coffee every day.


If you’re dependent on caffeine as well, look for CBD-infused coffee products. This product comes with a wide variety of options – from strong, sweet to decaf blends. So regardless if you want to drink a cup of coffee to wake you up in the morninag or help you relax in the middle of the day, this product has got you covered.

  1. Take Capsules


Even if you’re a working or stay-at-home parent, you’re bound to experience stress every single day. More often than not, you will experience stress whenever you’re budgeting for the entire household or when you’re helping out with your child’s urgent requirement in school. There are a lot of ways on how you can relieve yourself from stress, and taking CBD capsules is one of the easiest.


Parents who have a hectic schedule can significantly benefit from CBD capsules. These are very easy to consume and can be taken with other supplements and vitamins, as well. CBD capsules look like any other capsules, which means that taking them won’t draw undue attention from other parents or from your co-workers.

  1. Treat Yourself With Gummies


Sticking to a well-balanced diet is always necessary to maintain one’s health. This is especially important for parents who want to look after their own health even with busy schedules and for those who would want to encourage their children to do the same. For you to have the motivation to continue with your efforts, reward yourself with something sweet once in a while by taking CBD gummies.


For individuals who don’t like swallowing bitter tablets and pills, CBD gummies can be the perfect solution. Since CBD gummies are soft, chewy, and sweet, adding these products to your diet can be fun and easy. You can basically enjoy all of the health benefits of CBD without forcing yourself to swallow big and tasteless pills!

  1. Use Creams After Working Out


Aside from eating right, you also have to maintain an active lifestyle for you to be healthy. Depending on your preferences, you can jog early in the morning around your neighborhood or enroll in nearby gyms near your home.


But regardless of the type of activity you choose in order to sweat, your body will be tired after working out. And if you don’t want to miss days from your exercise routine, you should look for ways to recover as soon as possible – and using CBD creams can help.


Because of its natural anti-inflammatory properties, you can also use CBD to relieve sore and aching muscles. Applying this product topically to your body will help you recover from joint and muscle pain, and even from your injuries.

  1. Take Oils Before Bed


Sleep is essential to your health and wellness. The time and effort you’ve put into eating right and staying active will be useless if you’re always losing sleep. How can your body replenish its energy if you’re not getting adequate sleep? How can you recover from injuries if your mind and body aren’t well-rested?


If you have been suffering from insomnia and other sleep disorders, take CBD oils before going to bed. This is one of the most common CBD products available in the market today and can be used simply by putting drops directly under your tongue. You can even add CBD oils to your favorite evening beverage so you can fall asleep faster.

Cannabis salve with hemp and CBD oil and marijuana leaves on green background

Talk To A Pro

Several studies have proven the claims on how beneficial CBD is, but before you incorporate the product to your lifestyle, make sure that you consult your doctor first. With the number of CBD products available today, it’s important that you only use those that suit your nutritional and health requirements.


Plus, talking to your doctor about your intentions of using CBD can help you avoid possible side effects and health risks, so you can only experience the health benefits of the product.



Swipe Right on Whiter Looking Eyes

The kindling of a new romance is one of the most exhilarating parts of the Valentine’s season, while the pressure of looking perfect for a date is enough to make anyone want to cancel their Valentine’s Day plans and stay home to watch a movie in an old pair of sweats.


When getting ready for that special date, it can sometimes feel as though something is missing from your look, but you can’t quite put your finger on it. Then it hits you like cupid’s arrow… Between long days at the office, waking up early to hit that spin class before work, and endless nights swiping on dating apps, your eyes may look red and irritated. Red eyes can make you look tired or even worse, feel like you need to avoid eye contact. This may lead your date to believe you’re uninterested. Before heading out the door to see where your heart leads you, if your eyes are red, swipe right on whiter looking eyes by reducing redness with LUMIFY® redness reliever eye drops from Bausch + Lomb!


Like the scent you spritzed on or the diamond earrings you donned for more sparkle, LUMIFY eye drops are one of those little touches that can help you make a great first impression on your date when you need it most. LUMIFY dramatically reduces redness in just 1 minute so eyes appear whiter, brighter and look more awake. These amazing drops help your natural beauty shine through so you can focus on impressing your date with your knowledge of trivia instead of worrying about how tired your eyes look.


After all, the eyes are the window to the soul! Look to LUMIFY eye drops as your little secret to whiter looking eyes and leave the redness to the roses this Valentine’s Day.


Drop by for more on LUMIFY.


Celebrity Artist Bill Mack to Appear in Las Vegas

An impressive collection of paintings and extraordinary relief sculpture by world-renowned celebrity artist Bill Mack will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at Signature Galleries at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Bill Mack, artist of Presidents, Celebrities and Luminaries, premiers his Hollywood Collection: all inspired by his acquisition & restoration of the original Hollywood Sign.  A portrait of honoree Al Pacino created by Bill Mack using the metal from the sign as the canvas was created exclusively for the 2019 American Icon Awards. The global sensation will be making very special appearances at the gallery on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 and Sunday, March 15th from 1-6pm, & joined by artists Gary Welton and Deb Mack.


Artist Receptions:

March 14, 2020: 1:00-6:00pm

March 15, 2020: 1:00-6:00pm


Signature Galleries

The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian

3377 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Suite 2310

Las Vegas, NV 89109




This Skin Care Co. is Giving Back During International Women’s Month

Starting this March, The Better Skin Co. is partnering with Distinguished Young Women to offer college scholarships to women from all 50 states. When customers shop on, they will be asked if they’d like to donate $1 to the nonprofit organization that offers more than one billion dollars in scholarship money every year and The Better Skin Co. will match all donations 100%.

The Better Skin Co. co-founder and esthetician Natalya Rachkova emigrated to the US from Uzbekistan and started her company with beauty industry professional Murphy Bishop as a way to support her family. Over the last five years, her 29 year old-world recipe for Mirakle Cream has won several awards and is now accessible to women everywhere. Rachkova says that her company selected Distinguished Young Women to partner with during International Women’s Month because it’s here in the United States where she was given the ability to follow her dreams and provide for her family in a way she never thought possible. “Distinguished Young Women opens the door of success for so many girls in this country,” says Rachkova. “I can’t think of a better nonprofit organization to align with.”

Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments. Founded in 1958, DYW strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future. “Back then, if your family couldn’t afford to send you to college, you didn’t go,” says Distinguished Young Women Executive Director Kendra Haskins. “We’re so excited to have TBSCO as a partner. We share similar values focused on the building of confidence and empowerment of all people. We are looking forward to growing with them.”DYW is considered a best kept secret simply because so many people still don’t know about it. There are DYW programs throughout the country for high school seniors to join and have the opportunity to gain scholarship aid for the college of their choice. Diane Sawyer, Kim Basinger, Debra Messing and Kathie Lee Gifford are some of the notable alumnae from the organization.