Posts Written By Emily

Oreo Beignet: The Best Winter Comfort Food

Yesterday, my friend Emma and I went to an art show of Chinese Watercolor Paintings. After hearing the speakers talking about Taoism for one hour, I became more focused on the drink in my hand, and Emma seemed confused and turned her head to look at me. ” He is talking about the balance between the universe and the individuals, honey. ”  I explained to her. Emma then nodded her head and insisted on finishing listening to the whole speech.

After the show, Emma asked me, do you want to continue our Asian night or taste something American. I said let us make tonight simpler by heavy Western food, please! Emma giggled, and promised to take me to a “super great” American restaurant ” that you can see in sex and the city”.

So here we were in a restaurant in midtown called as ” cafeteria“, which offers amped-up comfort food, but also come with a fancy vibe in a hip Chelsea setting. We ordered the typical set of American comfort food: Cocktail, Burger and Truffle Fries. All of them are fabulous in look and taste. Until I took a break to the bathroom, and everything finished was taken by the waiter, with only a plain table and Emma there.

” Are we going to have our check?” I asked. “Nono, not the moment. ” Emma said, ” Do you want to have some dessert?”

I insisted on order one ” Citrus and fruit”  dish at first but also doubted whether I should take pumpkin pie. ” You are going to have pumpkin on Thanksgiving anyway and I don’t like citrus, ” Emma said, and then we both agreed on try one dish we have not tasted before.

The Fried Oreo Beignet, 4 Pieces, with Mint Icecream and two real mint leaves by the side.

At first, when you looked at the dish, it was just like 4 fried doughs with a spoon of vanilla ice cream by side. And then, when the “dough” is spared by hand, you would find it does not just look as simple as its appearance.

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The corner-malt-shop-level thickness made by mashed oreo inside has closely mixed with the fried part outside, and the taste is being mixed by warm temperature from the pastry inside the fried appearance. And else, there was a thin layer of cream inside oreo part, which give the dryness a little moisture.

But this is not the most amazing part. Add one more thing.

When you put the mint ice cream on the top and eat them together, you can feel the chillness of icecream drop down on your tongue, made the oily nature of fried flavor a little more fresh, clean, and led to more aftertastes.

What a Wonderful, comfy winter night! Highly recommend this restaurant.

 

About Cafeteria:

119 Seventh Avenue, at 17th Street. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

See the review here:

https://www.yelp.com/biz/cafeteria-new-york

 

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Free Broadway Shows Come Up Next week!

Still, strive to save money for a ticket of Broadway show? You don’t need to do that anymore, especially in this November and December.

Free Broadway at The Shops at Columbus Circle kicks off this Monday 11/12 at 5 p.m. and features performances by School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Anastasia and Be More Chill. This is the event is the first of a 5-week series and is FREE and open to the public.

Here are the shows coming on Nov. 12!

School of Rock, The Musical

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Based on the hit film, this is a hilarious musical that follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.

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Kinky Boots tells the uplifting and heartwarming tale of Charlie Price, a young man reluctantly taking over his family’s struggling shoe factory and looking for a fresh idea. Charlie meets and finds inspiration in Lola and together, they discover that it takes a good friend to make a great pair.

ANASTASIA

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The mystery that fascinated the world is now the musical that’s captivating Broadway. A rumor is spreading across the land: the missing princess of the Romanov empire may still be alive. Then, a young woman appears with no name and no family, but with the drive to discover her destiny. As she sets out on an epic journey in search of her past, clues unlock and memories return. Could she be the one they call Anastasia?

BE MORE CHILL

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Blending the contemporary with retro sci-fi, this thrillingly exciting, comically subversive, and deeply felt new musical takes on the competing voices in all of our heads. And ultimately proves, there’s never been a better time in history to be yourself—especially if you’re a loser…geek…or whatever.

The Shops at Columbus Circle are located at 10 Columbus Circle.

Visit this site for more information:

http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/events/broadway-under-the-stars/

 

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The Best Nail Polish Colors for Winter

Winter is around the corner – but don’t go and retire your favorite fall colors anytime soon. Celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Spa, Skyy Hadley chose five shades that make for the ultimate manicure to transition from fall-to-winter. From a classic neutral to hot cocoa-inspired hues, these five polishes can be worn throughout the upcoming seasons.

1.Cozy, Caramel-Colored Neutral

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Can’t go wrong with the classics. A warm-toned neutral is chic and minimalistic, and compliments anything you’re wearing. Switch things up, and opt for a matte finish instead of your glossy go-to.

2.Gilded in Gold

 This time of the year is gold’s time to shine. It is always sure to dazzle – whether you can use it as an accent nail or a complete, show-stopping metallic manicure. It compliments all holiday color palettes effortlessly, making it versatile enough to bounce from season to season.

3.Forest Green

Nothing says holiday bliss more than a true shade of green. Somewhere in-between a medium-toned moss and a deep forest green, hunter green is an eye-catching color suited for fall, winter, and beyond.

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4.Soft Chocolate

I’m loving cozy, chocolate colored nails this season. The muted neutral isn’t too flashy, while still standing apart from your average nude. Milk chocolate manicures are universally flattering on any skin tone, and a tasteful (and tasty) way to transition into the cold winter months.

5.Cranberry

Cranberry is a fun and festive twist on a classic red manicure. The gorgeous color will add a touch of glamour to your look, and serve as a subtle compliment to all of the seasonal décor.

About As U Wish Nail Spa:

As “U” Wish Nail Spa is a cozy, luxurious and serene haven that caters to your every beauty care need. We are a 15-minute ride on the PATH from New York City and walking distance from the Hoboken train station. Come and escape the bustle of your 9-5 and relax on us as we deliver the ultimate spa experience. From the moment you step through our doors, you will be greeted by our friendly staff in a clean, odor free and welcoming environment, Recline in our plush, over-sized chairs and treat yourself to one of Skyy’s signature pedicures. We’re passionate about giving our clients the best and safest products available on the market, that’s why we offer Toluene and Formaldehyde-free Zoya Nail products and an all-natural tanning solution like Bronze Biological, for those clients who want to maintain their summer glow. To reduce the risk of bacterial infections, we utilize stainless steel bowls at all our pedicure stations. Our #1 goal has always been and continues to be providing exceptional customer service. Our comprehensive range of services include: Manicures, Pedicures, Eyelash Extensions, Waxing, Makeup/Air Brushing and Tanning. We offer a premium mobile service that we call “Beauty On The Move ” for those individuals, who desire to be pampered in the comforts of their homes and reside within a 50 mile radius of Hoboken, NJ.  Rub the bottle, make a wish and unleash the genie…

 

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Be Thrilled for the New York Comedy Festival

Looking for events happening in the upcoming November? Here is one festival you cannot miss.
As the country’s largest comedy festival to date, the NYCF will be featuring a variety of eclectic standup performances from over 200 of the biggest names in comedy, including Tracy Morgan, Bill Burr, and Queer Eye’s Jonathon Van Ness and Antoni Porowski.
Expanding to seven days this year, the NYCF will present 170+ shows at New York City’s most prestigious venues, including the Beacon Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Carolines on Broadway, Madison Square Garden, Town Hall and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, among others.
Bill Burr: 50
Wednesday, November 7 at 8:00PM – Madison Square Garden
Bill developed a comedic style of uninformed logic that has made him a regular with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon. In 2018, Bill is touring internationally, he will be seen in the film, The Front Runner, starring Hugh Jackman and later this year, the third season of Bill’s hit animated Netflix series, F Is For Family, will premiere featuring Bill, Laura Dern and Justin Long as the Murphy family.bill burr
Catherine Cohen: The Twist?… She’s Gorgeous
Thursday, November 8 at 11:30PM – Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater
A show about living, laughing, loving, and losing your debit card five times in one year. Through original songs, standup, and character comedy, Catherine (with the help of Henry Koperski on the keys) will explore the ups and downs of life as an immortal millennial who is tragically unverified on Twitter.
Link: http://nycomedyfestival.com/?s=Catherine+Cohen+&x=0&y=0
Yamaneika Saunders: Rantin’ and Ravin’
Thursday, November 8 at 8:00PM – Stand Up NY
Rantin’ and Ravin’ is the incredibly funny podcast discussing hot topics in news and entertainment and the panel’s daily lives with host Yamaneika Saunders.
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Link: http://nycomedyfestival.com/?s=Yamaneika+Saunders&x=0&y=0
Jo Koy: Break The Mold Tour
Friday, November 9 at 7:30 PM – The Beacon Theatre
Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. As one of today’s premiere stand-up comedians, Koy sells-out comedy clubs & theaters across the nation with his infectious and explosive energy onstage. The comedian pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, with material that has universal appeal.
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Link: http://nycomedyfestival.com/?s=Jo+Koy&x=0&y=0
Tracy Morgan
Saturday, November 10 at 10:15 PM – The Beacon Theatre
Tracy Morgan is one of the most respected comedians in his field. Starring for seven seasons on NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning 30 Rock, Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as Tracy Jordan, the unpredictable star of Lemon’s (Fey) hit variety show, TGS with Tracy JordanMorgan is also currently starring in and executive producing his TBS show The Last O.G.
The Bodega Boys Live Featuring Desus Nice & The Kid Mero
Sunday, November 11 at 7:00 PM – Hulu Theater At Madison Square Garden
In 2015, Rolling Stone labeled them “Comedy’s Hottest Duo.” In 2017 they were on Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” list, The Hollywood Reporter’s “Digital Disrupters” list, Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List”, Los Angeles Times’ “Biggest Breakout Stars of 2017” list, in GQ’s annual Comedy Issue and recently the subject of an in-depth profile for The New York Times Magazine.
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ABOUT THE NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL

Now in its fifteenth year, the New York Comedy Festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway in association with TBS. The festival has featured the country’s top comedians, including Judd Apatow, Hannibal Buress, Bill Burr, Margaret Cho, Billy Crystal, Larry David, Ricky Gervais, Kathy Griffin, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Norm Macdonald, Bill Maher, Tig Notaro, Nick Offerman, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, and Wanda Sykes, to name a few. In 2007, the festival launched the “Stand Up for Heroes” event to benefit The Bob Woodruff Foundation, which has featured performances by Stephen Colbert, Ricky Gervais, John Mayer, Seth Meyers, John Mulaney, Trevor, Noah, John Oliver, Conan O’Brien, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, and Robin Williams, among others. To date, the “Stand Up for Heroes” events have raised over $45 million. For more information please visit the NYCF website, like the NYCF Facebook page, and follow the NYCF on Twitter, @NYComedyFest.

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The Mysterious Museum Experience on a “Werewolf Night”

There are some moments in life when you will feel #whereamI, #whatIamdoing, #whereamIgoing. I call them” loss moments”. And last night was definitely one of them.

Yesterday morning, CNN just received one package containing pipe bombs and everyone there was evacuated. I have not experienced 911 before, but still, keep thinking if I work there as my friend, how would I feel?

My friend still calmly played farm game on the class by my side, luckily she was on an offsite event when the suspicious bomb was received. Everything seems normal but still a little different. We are quieter than before yesterday, and pretend everything is cool , as we accepted for most of the things happen here.

After class, I went to a museum for the blog. And this also proves that my feeling was right. I was told that this is a preview for an adult museum for kids. When arrived at Slanton Street around China Town, there is a place with a tiny entrance along the road, no wall, no house, no light. Where is the f**k museum? Someone pointed one wood board standing in the entrance for me, which has words on it lighted by the mysterious light, it says, ” collective museum”.

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This is how it looked in the light of candles on the soil ground. And I stepped in there,  with my guild Lance. He told me this is a special and unique playground, no, a museum for adults, but it is called as a children’s museum. The aim of that is to create a unique childhood fun experience for adults.

Along with him on the dark street, loop back and forth to see what are on my way, I felt I had my ” received bomb package” moment too. No, maybe it is “is someone going to kill me” moment.

Everything here is quiet, dark, mysterious but also be covered with a layer of warm natural light from the night. Surrounded by tents and without any electricity, I have doubted what I was doing that day. There is a tent with 2 musicians there which can make you a special song by my side. I heard the song from the tent, it was like lyrics which Gypsies nomad would make.

NO, I AM NOT GOING TO BE IN THERE.

Then I wandered around, until a woman caught me up, saying ” Do you want to make a wish?”. As she said, since last night has a full moon, so she was given the power to “light” my wish to be true.

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I wrote my wish on the paper, then she helped me light it until the paper disappeared with a huge burn of the file, like those ones who make brazil BBQ for you. One shot of fire, then disappear. But this time is more mysterious with an unknown seemingly magic.

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There is also a booth nearby, the bartender can make you a ” bar of one” experience with a new cocktail created for each person. I don’t have a chance to try it. Need to finish my homework the next day and I need sober. Damn.

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However, there is still some sober and creative fun I can have. In the last booth, I went to, an artist taught us to print the pattern with ink (kinda like calligraphy) on a special thin paper. I used two brushes to twist the ink in the water, then the artist helped me to take the paper out then dry it in the natural wind. ( See how mysterious it is on the wall, and you cannot believe that there is a mural paint above)

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When I am about to leave, I saw someone is observing the moon in a telescope. I tried by myself too, but only see one white jelly moving around in the round shape. Chinese has a legend story saying couples who love each other but have no result will gather together on the moon at the round moon night. But according to the moon I saw, I doubted whether they can stand steadily for even a short kiss.

On my way home, the friend sent me one poetry on the night,

“The sound from the drum covered with bryophyte,

has shaken all the rocks and soil in this scaring forest.

But the sky is wide and deep,

Like tonight, the gibbous moon leaned in the frosty dark green,

when it wakes up, it will open heart sneakily to the only valley

it faces, too.”

Okay, my weird day was finally over with an artistic ending, thank god. And I still stayed as myself without turning into a werewolf. Lucky.


If you want to check out this museum:

Please visit: http://www.collectivemuseum.com/

Enjoy.

 

 

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Outshine Halloween 2018 with The Gypsy Shrine

Heyheyhey, tik tok for Halloween everyone! Still thinking about how to do your Halloween makeup? The gypsy shrine is going to offer you some wonderful solutions.

On Oct.18th, Mehron Makeup has held a class for Halloween makeup at Topshop Soho. On that class, The Creative Director of Mehron Makeup and another makeup artist have taught us how to do a ” sparkling zombie look” with the products from its Halloween collection.

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From Left to Right: Model, the products (Makeup Palette, Brushes, and the Face Jewel Design), and Stephanie, the Creative Director of Mehron Makeup.

Next is the Makeup Process using the products on the desk:

Step One — Use the Black Color in the Palette to draw a “zombie mouth”. First, draw the outlines, then fill the inside part with the black color.

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Step Two — Do a smoky makeup both on above and below eyeliner, then spread the smoky color in the part of eye sockets.

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Step Three — Pierce a piece of Face Jewel and stick it onto the place you want to put it into. The Shining effect will well balance the black zombie look, and upgrade the look into ” a zombie goddess“.

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Step Four: Put the glitter fragments on the face with the glitter glue.

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Want to take a closer look at the main products? Here you go the information:

1)The Gypsy Shrine Moon Child Face Jewel Silver One Size ($16.00)

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2. Peel Off Glitter Glue ($16.00)

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3. The Gypsy Shrine Amethyst Diamond Glitter Purple One Size($10.00)

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4. The Gypsy Shrine Mehron Paint Palette($32.00)

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Also, The Gypsy Shrine have teamed up with Warner Brothers to create the biggest and best Halloween looks of 2018! Fierce, wicked and strong, the hallo-queens are here and they’re taking over!!

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Look more products up on their website: https://www.thegypsyshrine.com/shop/

, then decide which bad ass-babes will you be for the Halloween 2018?

 

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