• NY Fashion Week Fall 2017

    It always seems to creep up on me, NY Fashion Week! And pops up quicker than the last season which was only 5 months ago. A week of high fashion and daring beauty, papparazzi pits and crowds surrounding celebs and for me, over 20 runway shows that I get to enjoy and appreciate! So much hard work goes into those 15-30 looks that the models are strutting down the runway and not JUST from the designers. Think of the music, the lights, the dressers in the back along with hair stylists and makeup artists, all making sure their part is up to par so the show goes off without a hitch. Take a look…

  • Pretty Funny: Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 in Theaters Today

    The comedy opens up today and is already breaking records, but not at the box office… Last Saturday Paul Blart (Kevin James) and his mall security guards set a Guinness Book World Record for performing the most 360s on segways at the NYC world premiere.

    AOP MALL COP 2 copyI love publicity like this but if that stunt still isn’t enough to get you to go see the movie then the cast might…

  • TGIF Treats

    It’s Friday, which means i’m in full weekend warrior mode. I love spending my summer weekends hiking, biking or doing any “outdoorsy” activity and  am always on the hunt for the best snacks to pack. Here are a few that my friends over at LifeMinute tuned me into….Clif’s new Mojo bars packed with protein, Honest Team Lemonade to stay hydrated. And Badger Balm (a sunscreen AND bug repellent free of chemicals) for the win!


    Happy Weekend!


  • Holiday Menu: Champagne and Cheese!

    It’s Christmas crunch time people. This year I’ll be the host so the pressure is on! On the menu: lots of apps, turkey and ham as the main dish, and still searching for some great dessert recipes.  I went to Whole Foods recently for some inspiration and found this cheese called Champagne Cheddar that I’m going to use as one of the apps.

    perfectcheeseplate4It’s a cheese that is actually infused with champagne.  I’ve never seen this before but I had a sample and it tastes great and I know my guest will love it! I might even be ambitious and try this recipe for Champagne Cheddar Cheese Straws! Keep you posted on that one.

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  • The Perfect Holiday Gift? Look No Further than the Bathroom…

    In my spare time (oh wait who has spare time) I have been all over the place searching for those perfect gifts for my kids,  hubby,  mother, sister, nephews… ahhh!!!!!  They are all so different in age in size in interest but I want to be the one to get them all a gift they could use.

    lastminutegifts2As I was getting ready this morning and I was brushing my teeth I realized my Oral-B Deep Sweep Power Brush would be a perfect gift.  It’s kept my dental bills down and my teeth shining.  Best of all for the shopper it can be found online at OralB.com.  See ya long check out lines!

  • My Secret Holiday Escape… Hint: It’s Warm and Sunny!

    December is a crazy month! While in the mist of endless shopping, holiday parties, and dressing up as Santa for the kids (yes that happened…), I all the sudden envisioned myself soaking up some rays on a tropical island with a margarita in hand. I wondered to myself HOW do I make it reality?! With a little surfing of the net I figured out my dreams of actually surfing were not only affordable but only a few clicks away.


    The antidote for the winter blues? Celebrity Cruises and their lifesaving “One, Two, Three, Go Promotion” where you can select the package you value most such as the Classic Beverage Package or the Free Gratuity Package.  I think I’ll go with the beverage and Bahamas! Here’s the site celebrity.com, enjoy, and don’t forget to send me a post card!


  • Outdoor Party Done Chic!

    Ah, the outside entertain… True mark of the summer season. We’re not talking your regular picnic table gathering, though. We’re talking bringing out the style. All the way out. Susan Feldman of One Kings Lane gave the LifeMinute crew some solid (and patterned!) tips…



    Get Prepped!
    Preppy prepped, in fact! Colors and patterns are summer ready, so make them your mainstay. Snag some containers and stock em with sunscreen, sunglasses and towels for a quick grab as you and your guests are head out the door and into the fun.


    Not just any towels, mind you. Spruce it up with brand new beach-y numbers designed to wow. One Kings Lane collab’ed with names you love, like Nanette Lepore, Tracy Reese and Rebecca Minkoff, for eye-popping, charity-supporting signature beach towels that truly up the layabout!


    Brighten Up The Details!
    Continue the bright pattern trend into the outside with throw pillows and ditch the paper plates in flavor of shiny melamine tableware. It’s a durable alternative, and a bold hue-n-pattern mix-n-match looks fab across the table.


    Chill in Comfort!
    A cabana beach chair is going to give you a lounge like no standard folding chair can! Feel resort-y in any outdoor space, color match with your other essentials to round out the look, and hey! you know that kicking back on one is going to work all sorts of St. Tropez glam with an elegant sun hat…


  • Sips & Tips for Summertime Soirees!

    Ladies, you know we gotta get our social on, amirite? When better than Memorial Day weekend to start thinking about hosting summertime soirees that go down in Instagramable history! It’s a simple recipe…


    A Cheers!-y Cocktail
    Refreshing, puuurdy to look at, and no blender required! Bacardi Classic Cocktails just unleashed a scrumptious sipper — guilt-free 95 calorie Light Strawberry Daiquiri that’s ready to pour right over tall glass of ice. Snazz it up with some lime wedges and starfruit… Viola! Instant yum that looks as good as it tastes!


    A No-Fuss App
    Wheat Thins Lime. Genius. All the crunch and 100% whole grain of the original, but these little limited editions are infused with lime. I don’t have to tell you that a dash of lime zest is THE flavor that’s going to matchy-match with just about any summer cocktail… Guests can snap up a handful and get to socializing!


    Grill-able Gourmets
    Who turns down waffle fries and onion rings? Exactly. Alexia gourmet frozen sides are an easy, seasoned (sea salt, pepper, garlic, onion!) way to tide guests over pre-burger. Roll out some tin foil and pop em right on your grill!



    Table Matters
    Keep it pretty, girls! Give your table some color and dimension — flowers, cones, tiered platters.

  • Gwen Stefani and Heidi Klum Rocking the New “It” Scarf

    Gwen Stefani and Heidi Klum have both been caught wearing the perfect fall accessory…the black multi abstract leopard scarf from Theodora & Callum. Stefani paired hers with a white coat and black over-the-knee leather boots. And Klum decided to combine hers with a similar black and white sweater. Print on print is SO on trend this season. Of course, no matter what these ladies wear, they always look FABULOUS!


    The Theodora & Callum ‘Black Multi Abstract Leopard Wearable Art Scarf’ retails for $155 and is available at www.theodoraandcallum.com.

  • Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza announce NIVEA’s “Kiss of the Year” Contest on Facebook

    Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza met back in 2008 when they were both working on the Broadway musical, “A Chorus Line” in NYC. Now they’re engaged, have a beautiful baby girl named Gia and are preparing for their wedding on December 1st.

    And if that wasn’t enough, Mario just announced he will be the new co-host of the X-Factor along with Khloe Kardashian. Mario says “he’s a big fan of the show” and that he and Khloe get along great and he’s a big fan of the Kardashian family.

    So what’s next for this power couple? After they say “I do” they plan to ring in the New Year in the heart of Times Square. They’ve partnered with Nivea for their Kiss of the Year contest and one lucky couple will get to party along side them as the ball drops for 2013! For info check out www.facebook.com/NIVEAusa