Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
If interested, you can buy them directly from ATTAR BAZAAR's site, but I have also seen them at Whole Foods. http://www.attarbazaar.com/
I really love their connoisseur collections kits. They contain 6 drams of beautiful enticing fragrance oils that you can mix or match or wear alone and each kit only cost $19.95 plus shipping. http://www.attarbazaar.com/cgi-bin/hazel.cgi/hzpi/u/HzSt01130n111711110n120U0n101110120m15171711/hazel.cgi?action=serve&item=fragrances/connoisseur.htm
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
They're playing at 7PM for FREE
To get to Phoebe's take the L train to Graham Ave - http://www.phoebescafe.com/ or http://www.myspace.com/phoebescafe
(for direct access to event listings).
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Wedges are back, though they have never really left the building.
Have a look around and consider.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
"We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.." - Obama
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Thanks to a generous gift from Met Board member Agnes Varis and her husband, Karl Leichtman, two hundred orchestra seats for regular performances of this season's operas are available for $20 each. The tickets for Monday through Thursday performances can be purchased at the Met box office (30 Lincoln Center Plaza -Columbus Ave between 62nd St and 65th St). Check their website for performances, availability and pick up time - http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/varis/
If tickets aren't available for that evening's event I will do the next best thing and listen to it being broadcaste in New York on WQXR-FM, 96.3. The Metropolitan Opera International Radio Broadcaste Information Center (http://www.operainfo.org/stationfinder/ ) lists stations around the country and in Canada that air their programs. If you're in New York City you can by pass the search and go directly to WQXR's site for scheduling (http://www.wqxr.com/cgi-bin/iowa/index.html ) for scheduling.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
So today I am "Pinking" my friend with "Stupid Girls", not because she is one, but because it expresses in a nut shell what we were discussing....
And for the record I am blessed to have my friends who define themselves not only by their looks but their intellect, humor, creativity and humanity. I am greatful.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I know a number of people that love cook books more than they love to cook and satisfy their lust by reading anything written on the culinary arts. Regardless of why you love them if you wander up town to 1435 Lexington Avenue (between 93rd & 94th St) you will come across Kitchen Arts and Letters, a bookstore that houses one of the largest collections of cook and food books out there.
You can visit their website, www. Kitchenartsandletters.com, for a sampling of what they offer but it's better to visit the store and get lost for hours while you browse through the most recently published books as well as older, out of print works. Don't hesitate to speak with the knowledgeable staff. They will gladly help you locate just about any book ever written on the subject of food or cooking in whatever language you feel comfortable reading.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Poppy King's Lipstick Queen line is created for a lipstick addict. The colors are vibrant yet natural and the lipsticks come in 2 options, Sinner, a pigment loaded matte color that lasts and lasts without drying the lips and Saint, a sheer tint that hints at use of color. The Sinner option does go on a bit dry but the pigment stays and stays and stay. I prefer the Saint Lipsticks because they glide on and leave a sheer shine that doesn't end. Each $18.00 tube of lipstick and it's Deco inspired pack card comes in an individually sealed plastic package. If you're someone who wears lipstick on a daily basis you won't be disappointed in this investment. I ending up buying the tubes in nude for everyday use.
Monday, January 12, 2009
In the heart of what is still known as New York's little Brazil is a store filled with all manner of metal and bead for both the professional and home jewelry maker. Metalliferous, located at 34 West 46th Street, is jammed packed with every thing one can dream of and more to use to make jewelry and other craft items.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Like most New Yorkers I know I have done and still do yoga. Unfortunately the cost for maintaining a studio practice was straining my budget so I began do the work at home. Practicing in solitude actually deepened my experience, but on the occassion I need to be part of a group and want to flow with an instructor I make my way to Yoga For the People at 12 St. Marks Pl. between 2nd and 3rd Ave( http://www.yogatothepeople.com/schedule.shtml) .
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
A once around the store reminded me why I stopped shopping at this trendy moderately priced label carrying shoe store. The shoes either tower on heels well over 4 inches or are so flat that your feet kiss the ground when walking. They don't seem to carry anything in between and though the labels are recognisible their market is definitely the 20somethings crowd that likes young hip loud labels like Baby Phat, BCB Girls, Guess, Roccawear and Jessica (cough-cough) Simpson. Despite this I couldn't help but admire the shoes they did have. Each was a statement in itself. They sell shoes meant to be the center of the outfit. Even the shoes that were for "career: and "casual" wear were either extremely high heeled or attention getters. I did find the same pair of mock-motorcycle walking boots I was wearing at the time on sale from $129.95 to $29.95. I hadn't purchased them for their original selling price and because my pair had seen better days couldn't help but snap up their replacements before heading across the street to Macy's.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
The Wildlife Conservation Society (Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and Aquarium) is facing severe cuts in the Governorʼs proposed budget. WCS could lose 55% of the current yearʼs funding and total elimination next fiscal year. These state budget cuts will have serious consequences on our living institutions. Our goal is to obtain 50,000 petition signatures and on-line messages delivered to the Governor and legislative leaders by March 1, 2009.
Living institutions (zoos, aquarium, botanical gardens, etc) are crucial!
The museum, which started in 1967, maintains and chronicles the history of fashion by archiving, exhibiting, publishing and offerring various programs that document and explore
clothing, accessories, textiles and visual materials pretaining to fashion.
The current exhibiton SEDUCTION, running from Dec 9, 2008 through June 16, 2009, explores the role of sexuality in fashion. Using selections form the museums's permanent collection the exhibition will feature over seventy looks from the mid-eighteenth century to the present.
If you visit before February 21, 2009 you will also be able to catch the GOTHIC: Dark Glamour exhibition before it closes. With more than 75 ensembles set in theatrical mise-en-scene suggesting iconic gothic settings this exhibition explores the history and present day representation of what has come to be known as the "Goth" look.