Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Get Lost, Cupcakes!

It looks like the cupcake craze has finally come to an end. Now it's all about the gluten-free macarons. Dana's Bakery has a ton to offer at the new shop in Gansevoort Market. I am getting hair color inspiration from the Birthday Cake Macaron.

But enough about me, let's talk about Dana's.

Since it is the holidays, I would recommend Dana's Bakery for the sweet-toothed individuals in your life. The December Holiday Box comes with  Egg Nog, Sugar Cookie, and Nutcracker (Chocolate Hazelnut. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a gym membership to burn it off.

Happy Holidays.
December Holiday Box- $30

New Shop at 52 Gansevoort Street

Take a look inside.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Word About Gratis...

Not too long ago, a public relations firm sent me a complimentary blowout and mani at a midtown salon that they represented. 

I know what you are thinking. Not too shabby. 


The salon assistant who was showing me around couldn't help but sneak in curt remarks about how much the place sucked. He also wanted to make a reality TV show, so people could see "the truth". 

When I got into the chair, I knew what the assistant meant. My blowout guy had the personality of a wet mop. He rushed through the blowout like he had to take a shit. The owner, who's name is plastered on the salon door was no prize either. He was two chairs down working on a client and just stared at me blankly. 

Either he didn't know that I was coming or he didn't care since he wasn't getting paid.

The mani was meh. 

Needless to say, my post sounded like a Yelp review. The PR flack was not too thrilled. Neither was I.

I prefer to remain anonymous when writing about a salon or spa. It doesn't compromise the piece. It also keeps the peace.

Monday, December 1, 2014

I Haven't A Stitch To Wear

Inside this hamper you will find a few American Apparel Peach Skin Lola Dresses, a ton of J. Crew, and not enough Uniqlo. There are also some Hue tights in there somewhere. Basically, my entire wardrobe.

Needless to say, I am wishing for a bag of money this Christmas. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Drugstore Cowgirl: Retro Beauty

I feel like C.O. Bigelow's Rose Salve would have been among Nucky Thompson's amenities at The Ritz. Sorry if I am blathering. I am still in mourning over the series finale of Boardwalk Empire.

It is starting to get cold. Time to take a walk up to Bigelow Chemists on 6th Ave. This stuff is emulsified with rose extract. Rose extract helps get soothe dry, irritated skin. Rub it on wherever you need it: lips, face, knuckles, knees, elbows.

BROKEN HEART!!! How will I spend my Sunday nights? Oh Yea. Bob's Burgers.

Monday, October 20, 2014

I Can't Wait For Spring

It's Fall and NARS is getting ready for Spring. NARS Cosmetics will feature Tilda Swinton in their Spring 2015 campaign.
Founder and Creative Director Francois Nars had this to say:
“As a photographer, working with an actress like Tilda is very enjoyable.”  “She is a living legend. I love her bold style and really admire her work. As an actress, she brings such strong personality to the camera. And as a woman, she lives the experience of transformation and expression. She was the perfect choice for NARS.”
I can't wait to see the colors. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Prepare To Die...Over The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Latest Exhibition

Whip out your calendars and your tube of M.A.C. Cyber. I have exciting news!
Can't you just see the excitement all over my face?

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire. From October 21st-February 1st, visitors will be treated to a Goth girls dream and a preppy girl's worst nightmare. Don't miss it. Halloween is on a Friday this year and the museum is open til 9PM.
I don't think I have to paint a picture for you.

Monday, September 29, 2014

I Saw OK Go A Few Weeks Ago and I Am Still Pulling Confetti Out of My Purse

I saw OK Go at Le Poisson Rouge on September 18th. It is a small venue and the best place to see a rock band. Yea. That's right, Madison Square Garden and Staples Center. 

Anyway. Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka, and Andy Ross are OK Go. They are also a phenomenal live band. I love their energy. They obviously love their fans.

I love Damian's kicks.

Audience Participation was strongly encouraged and not in a U2 "Clap and Feed for Africa." kind of way.

Last Leaf

This is what it looks like when you are on stage with OK Go: