31 July 2013

Bear Party

Alberta Parks captured this epic bear jam session on their surveillance camera. Ahhhhmazing!

30 July 2013

Two Great Drugstore Finds

Isn't is great when you find salon quality products in drugstore brands? I recently discovered a few cheap thrills worth mentioning at the Duane Reade downstairs in my my apartment building:

Suave Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo caught my attention as the price tag is less than five bones and claimed to compare to Bumble & Bumble's quality. The spray did not disappoint, my New York summer humidity laced locks came back to life with a few modest sprays. Think luscious sexy volume, even for fine haired gals like myself.

Drugstore dot com also carries the product. Purchase here.

Let's talk nails. I can't leave home without manicured fingers. I feel naked. I accept this as an issue with myself! With that being said, it's important that I keep the right grooming tools and a few easily applied polishes in my vanity for quick fixes between trips to the salon. Drawn to the hue and the word -complete- on the label (short cut included?), I decided to give Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in I Lilac You a chance. The angled brush works beautifully  two coats dry opaque . I lilac you, too.

Also available at Drugstore dot com.

Image credits- Dry Shampoo & I Lilac You.

26 July 2013

Official Royal Baby Cheese

If I could (/needed to) live on one food alone- it would be cheese. Hopefully it would come with wine as a beverage option. To add to my excitement for the arrival of Prince George Alexander Louis, a cheese has been made in his honor. Reason enough to schlep over to Whole Foods Tribeca to investigate whether it's being sold locally!

25 July 2013

Molton Brown Black Pepper Body Wash

I'm going to make a bold statement here. Lathering up with spicy Molton Brown Black Pepper body wash is better than an espresso. I'm hooked. I ordered the hydrating lotion today from Beauty.com. I'm looking forward to trying it. This girl is a little more spice, and a little less sugar. Discover here.

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16 July 2013

balKonzept Balcony Table

Do you have a cute little terrace in the city? Designer Michael Hilgers created tables which hang over your railing to host your outdoor work or relaxation activities. Genius!

09 July 2013

Armored Knight Medieval Hoody

Maybe I've been watching too many episodes of Game of Thrones...but how cool are these hoodies from Catchpegasus? Check out the full collection and purchase at designer Catherine Kim's etsy page.

03 July 2013

Youthful Reflections

I'm going to get a little more personal today. My grandfather passed a few days ago. My family had placed him in a memory care home a few months ago when it became clear that he needed therapy as he aged. The process has been challenging and at times funny. I'll hang on to the last afternoon I sat down with him a few weeks ago- he didn't know who I was this particular day as his present reality was in young adulthood. He began to socialize with my husband about delivering milk , "The women. Let me tell you. It's nice to deliver milk to these good-looking women."  He was a funny guy- and a martini at 5:00pm sharp every day kind of man. Read his obituary at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

I discovered this great series of photos from American photographer Tom Hussey, which feature older folks looking at reflections of younger versions of themselves. The powerful series promotes the research and treatment memory care patients living with Alzheimer's Dementia.

Dog & Owner Pairings

Do you resemble your dog? Photographer Sebastian Magnani has created a fantastic mash-up of dog faces photoshopped over their owners. The result is a funny comparison which reminds me of the Doggelgangers service. Lingering curiosity...do I look like my Pug, Pilgrim? What I do know is that when he and husband are both starring at me with their big and sweet brown eyes- I am reduced to pudding!

Two Bottle Tote

In some instances, two is better than one. You know, like showing up to a party and giving the hostess a bottle of rose and a bottle of bubbly. Tote in style and without clanking with this Two Bottle Bag from Hero Bags.


What are your plans for Independence Day? Patriotic manicure with Julep's Fireworks polish? Check. Moving on to marinating steaks for the grill!

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