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The Adventure To Kid Universe – Carter’s & OSHKOSH

I experienced a wonderful adventure on last Tuesday!

It is a magical destination where you can explore the very best of kids’ fall fashion from Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh, including the new Carter’s KID line, now up to size 14+.

The Adventure includes:

Carter’s KID

  • Kid Power Galaxy Park

Kids just wanna have fun. Especially at the kid power Galaxy Park! Make a fun fashion statement in graphic tees with fun slogans, modern knits, sweatshirts+denim, and skater hoodies + camo!

  • Backyard Blast Off

Get ready for adventure in out-of-this-world backyard! For him, comfy knit joggers, mesh drawstring shorts, sporty tees and active hoodies to layer. For her, sporty stretch leggings + hoodies, energetic tees in cool purple and navy. Style that’s perfect for school and imaginative backyard vibes.

  • Sparkle Gallery

Stop by the Sparkle Gallery for sequins, fun prints, ruffly details, and cute tees with sugar glitter screen prints. Peer through the telescope to catch a shooting star passing through a sky full of girls’ fashion.

Carter’s

  • Destination Dreamland

Travel beyond the limits of Kid Universe to check out cozies for the whole family at Destination Dreamland! See what makes Carter’s America’s Favorite Jammies with a stroll through the dreamiest place in the whole universe.

OshKosh B’gosh

  • True Blue Candy Shop

Enjoy a sweet treat and celebrate the best jeans ever at the OshKosh B’gosh True Blue Candy Shop – the ultimate denim destination! Made with every kid in mind, OshKosh jeans come in 11 fits, 26 washes, and 66 sizes. Adjustable waists = more room for candy! Don’t forget to check out the B’gosh Jeanius Campaign to feel good, look good and do good!

  • Innovation Wonderlab

Discover some of the coolest graphics in the OshKosh B’gosh world at Innovation Wonderlab. Put on your glasses and explore imaginative tees that showcase flip sequins and 3-D designs!

Special guests Camila Alves McConaughey and Jana Kramer also had a lot of fun in this wonderland.

Let’s talk about the brands more and view some of their super adorable new collections!

Carter’s

America’s #1 baby and young children’s clothing brand. They’re bringing a modern and playful look to sizes 4-14. All designed with the style kids want and the sensibility parents love.They’ve designed a line of 700 kid-right styles with lots of fashion so kids feel confident in what they wear! The collections include active, layering, mix + match, everyday easy, graphic tees including food, emojis, science, gaming and positive messages kids love.

“We designed the line thinking about what kids love to do…encouraging them to embrace their individuality and to have fun putting together their own style. We kept in mind that comfort is key and quality is important to mom,” said Maureen Flaherty, Senior Vice President of Design.

“Our team also loved creating styles that coordinate back to our baby and toddler line to make family matching super easy.” Now Carter’s offers a one-stop shop for every baby, toddler and kid in the family!

OshKosh B’gosh

OshKosh offers stylish clothing grounded in an authentic American heritage and the belief that kids have fun being kids. They’re committed to offering a genuine experience to their customers and partners. They’re partial to optimistic colors, hand-drawn graphics, timeless and trendright styles that are easy, relatable and real for boys and girls sizes 3M-14.

BE YOUR SELF: OshKosh is committed to supporting kids in everything they do and encouraging them to believe in themselves – because they believe in them! This back-to-school they really want kids to mix, match and make it fun! Their options will be endless with more styles, details and sizes than ever before!

OSHKOSH SCHOOL: Introducing dress-code ready, uniform basics. Think stretch styles, reinforced knees and #allthecolors!

BEST. JEANS. EVER!: Made with every kid in mind – so it’s super easy to #beyourself!

FOR YOUR LITTLEST FAMILY MEMBER: OshKosh has made every stitch a little sweeter, every waistband a little softer, every fabric a little friendlier. Because they’re not just making baby clothes, they’re making connections between generations, beginning with you and yours.

Don’t you feel that all of these are so cute!!? You should go to Carter’s to check more! Your little ones deserve to be confident and fashionable.

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Tavern On The Green – New York Restaurant Week 2018

Tavern On The Green is one place I always wanted to check out because it carries so many fames. My friends always recommend me to go there. But as you all know, New York really spoils me because of too many choices.

But I won’t miss the opportunity any more at this time! My parents’ friends are visiting New York, the first welcome lunch – I chose to go Tavern On The Green. Especially I can bring them to try the wonderful deal for the restaurant week. Also the restaurant locates at Central Park, they must feel so happy to enjoy the meal at this amazing park for the first time traveling in New York.

Let’s enjoy the meal now!

Starting from the Appetizers.

As we are a big group, we tried everything!

Everything is very tasty, and my favorite is GRILLED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM FLATBREAD. But be careful, it is a very big Appetizer!

Let’s go Entrees now~

We also tried everything, but sorry I forgot to take the photo of Risotto. Everyone enjoyed the meal so much. I can’t say which one is better because they are all perfect.

We ordered two extra dessert because we have a kid on the table. He super loves the cheese cake dessert.

About the history of Tavern on the Green:

Originally designed by Calvert Vaux, Tavern on the Green was built as a sheep fold in the 1880’s to house the 700 Southdown sheep that grazed in Central Park’s Sheep Meadow. Robert Moses transformed the building in to a restaurant in 1934, as part of his park renovation. Through the next few decades, Tavern underwent several changes in management, but the iconic view of the park, and the addition of a dance floor, outdoor seating, and lavish menu, kept prominent actors, musicians, and public figures coming back to the restaurant to dine, drink, and celebrate.

After a hiatus starting in 2009, the city searched diligently for a new operator to reopen the iconic restaurant in 2013. The city selected current owners and restauranteurs Jim Caiola and David Salama, previously of Philadelphia, who would bring a fresh, welcoming approach to Tavern. The duo renovated the restaurant with inviting décor and wood paneling reminiscent of the original sheep fold, and, with a seasonal menu more reflective of Greater New York, reopened Tavern on the Green in April 2014.

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These T-Shirts are Raising Money for Celiac Disease Research

Summertime calls for BBQs, dining out, brunch with friends, and more. Summer and food seem to be intertwined, but what can be a fun experience for most can be a daunting experience for those with food allergies.

Meredith started the t-shirt brand Celiac Cutie to bring about fun, laughter and empowerment to those affected by an autoimmune disease, as well as other challenges. A portion of all t-shirt sales goes back to the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, where she personally found help after her diagnosis.

The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center is one of a few centers in the United States that provides comprehensive medical care, including nutrition, for adult and pediatric patients with celiac disease and is diagnosing and treating thousands of patients annually from around the world.

Celiac Disease is not curable, which means those affected by this disease will have to avoid eating gluten their entire lives.

Here are some quick facts about Celiac Disease and why we should all work to give back to those affected by this autoimmune disease:

  • About 1 in 100 people — about 1 percent — have celiac disease
  • It is estimated that 83% of Americans who have celiac disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions
  • A 100% gluten-free diet is the only existing treatment for celiac disease today.

White and Mint Cookie Tank

This shirt is guaranteed to make you smile while making you feel ultra feminine. It has the perfect loose drape for any body type and a slight sheerness. Wear it with your favorite jeans, yoga pants or cute skirt. Ultra soft poly-viscose blend.

Gluten Checklist Muscle Tank

Already a super-hero? This shirt is for you! Our muscle tank is the perfect mix of strong and sexy, with elongated armholes and the slightest curve at the hem. The poly-viscose blend means you’ll never want to take this soft tee off. That’s cool with us.

Celiac Cutie Hat

Get excited, we now have Celiac Cutie hats! Our simple white logo on navy hat will soon become your favorite staple with every outfit!

Dear Gluten, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Never ever getting back with gluten? Perfect! Neither are we! Check out our brand new color and style for our MOST popular shirt. Guaranteed to raise awareness and smiles when you wear it.

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Nougatine at Jean-Georges – New York Restaurant Week 2018

My first choices in Restaurant Week are the famous restaurants, who don’t want to check out the famous ones first? ^_^ Nougatine at Jean-Georges is the first one I put into my list. And I made it!!! It was a great experience.

I will give 4.5 stars for it, the only problem is the service is a little too slow, and they forgot our wine until we finished the first course. But the food is delicious, the view is pretty, the atmosphere is lovely. So I still give a big recommendation about Nougatine at Jean-Georges!

$26 for a two course lunch meal.

Ryan and I tried both Appetizers, but I think their menu changed.

Both are amazing!!! Very beautiful display and very very delicious taste.

Ryan and I also tried both Entrees. And the same, their menu changed.

The dishes are pretty big, we don’t have any room for dessert.

And definitely we feel full and satisfied!

About Nougatine at Jean-Georges:

Nougatine is the more casual sister of Jean‑Georges, with a very lively bar scene at night. The restaurant attracts a mix of celebrities, socialites, and movers and shakers in the business world. Adjacent to the formal Jean‑Georges dining room, Nougatine serves the signature and seasonal dishes of Chef Jean‑Georges for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, 365 days a year. The menu is more casual than that offered at Jean‑Georges but still market driven, utilizing only the freshest and finest ingredients. In addition to providing gorgeous views of Central Park, the newly renovated dining room by Thomas Juul‑Hansen features a bustling, immaculate open kitchen. Tones of brown and cream mingle to create an elegant space that is soothing by day and exciting by night. Nougatine offers a prix‑fixe lunch menu Monday through Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.

Hidden behind lush greenery you will find the Terrace at Jean‑Georges. This oasis features a magnificent lounge reminiscent of the most luxurious outdoor patios in the world. The Terrace offers table dining under umbrellas, with a terrific view of Central Park. Guests enjoy the menu served at Nougatine while taking in a beautiful day or evening. (The Terrace is open weather permitting.)

 

 

 

 

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Summer Weekend Party Idea – Boulder Canyon Chips

When you see this image, do you feel excited? As a chip fan, of course I do. I have a lot of chips prepared at home for every single weekend. But too many chips are not a good idea for a girl who also loves working out and keeping healthy. Here’s the solution: We need healthy chips. And Boulder Canyon is the best choice for a chip lover.

Boulder Canyon Kettle cooked chips use thickly sliced premium potatoes that are slow cooked in small kettles using sunflower and/or safflower oil. We then add our distinctive flavors to create the finest kettle chips around.

They are perfect for summer parties!

I have some recommend flavors.

Coconut Oil Mesquite Barbecue

Warning: Tropical snacking experience ahead. These kettle chips will transport you to a tropical paradise with pure coconut oil and the perfect blend of smoky mesquite barbecue flavor. Do your taste buds a favor, and savor each delicious crunch.

Rice Bran Oil-Himalayan Pink Salt

East meets West in these unique kettle cooked potato chips. Cooking in 100% Rice Bran Oil provides a smooth mild taste and crispy finish. Adding a dash of Himalayan Pink Salt makes these chips a global phenomenon.

Olive Oil Red Chili

Ready for the ultimate taste bud transcendence? Our Red Chili Kettle Cooked Potato chips are cooked in 100% olive oil for a smooth, flavorful finish. With just the right kick of red chili goodness and a crave-worthy crunch, this inspired delight will have your taste buds feeling victorious- like reaching the peak of a mountain, victorious!

Hickory Barbeque Kettle Chips

Boulder Canyon Hickory Barbeque Potato Chips deliver a sweet, smoked flavor that takes you back to your favorite outdoor barbeque. These rugged, rich and tangy chips feature a robust combination of hickory flavor, garlic and onion in a snack.

Or you can just enjoy the whole bad chips by yourself!

Deliciously Simple…Naturally Better

Next time you are in your local grocery or natural foods store, pick up a bag of Boulder Canyon snacks and flip it over. The common inclination is to start reading calories and fat counts, but first scan below to the ingredient list. There you will most often find three, maybe four ingredients. For instance, “Potatoes, Avocado Oil, Sea Salt,” is all there is to find within our Avocado Oil Canyon Cut™ chips, but we’d wager a bet that it’s a snack experience unlike any you’ve had before. Then look to the right hand side of the back panel and note our Boulder Benefits such as no trans fats, no cholesterol, low sodium, gluten-free, non-gmo, etc. Then head back to the nutrition panel; who knew sea salt had far less sodium than traditional refined salt? And the small batch cooking approach? Well, because our chips cook for shorter periods they are naturally 30% lower in fat. The list of benefits goes on and on…

In the end, Boulder Canyon is proud to be among the natural food innovators out to prove that a better experience exists when using real food ingredients.

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Café Boulud – New York Restaurant Week 2018

As a foodie living in New York, one of my favorite things in a year is always New York Restaurant Week! For this year, I tried four different restaurants already. Today, let me tell you my wonderful experience at Café Boulud!

I chose to go there for lunch, which is $26 for two course. I added $6 more for a dessert, which I feel it’s super worthy.

This is the Appetizers Menu, I chose Shrimp Tartine!

Looks beautiful! Tastes awesome!

For the Entrees, I chose Pan Seared Salmon. Yes, I am a seafood fan.


The dish is very pretty, I can’t help myself to draw. ^_^

Dessert! I ordered Peach Melba.

Everything at Café Boulud I can only say, is perfect. You have to go, but don’t forget to make reservation first. It is always packed.

The history of Café Boulud:

Named for the café Daniel Boulud’s family operated outside Lyon at the turn of the century, the modern-day Café Boulud opened in the original Upper East Side location of his eponymous restaurant DANIEL in 1998, when the flagship relocated to the historic Mayfair Hotel space on 65th street.

 

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