Black + Blue

I’ve never liked combining black with certain colors. For example, yellow or blue, but as time goes on I am learning ways to incorporate these shades that I normally stay away from. A good way to mix blue with black is to use a lighter shade. Not only does it contrast great against black but it really makes the outfit pop.

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Duster: boohoo.com (similar) // Top: Lulus (similar) // Jeans: Target // Boots: Lulus (similar) // Bag: Louis Vuitton // Bag Pom Pom: ShopSosie

Fashion Week – Panasonic Beauty Bar

The Panasonic Beauty Bar is always one of the high points of NYFW!

Here are some highlights from both days of the Panasonic Beauty Bar at Salon SCK.

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Film Maven, Rosario Dawson, getting beautified by Panasonic celebrity stylist Cesar Ramirez.

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OITNB – Alysia Reiner and daughter getting Jamberry Nail wraps.

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Newly married Jenny McCarthy was all smiles as she got her hair primped by Panasonic celebrity stylist Cesar Ramirez.

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Dallas star Jesse Metcalfe looks dapper as he grooms himself with Panasonic Men’s Shaving Tools at the Panasonic Beauty Bar after sipping onJava Monster and Arizona Ice Tea at Salon SCK in NYC.

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Carmen Electra obsessing over Gwendolyn-Mary candles.

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Michelle Williams looks fierce in red as she attends the Panasonic Beauty Bar at Salon SCK in NYC before picking up a Panasonic Lumix Camera.

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Carmen Electra was fashion week ready as she picked up a ring from Uno de 50.

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Whitney Port wore a chic ensemble to the Panasonic Beauty Bar as she checked out GIELLA Cosmetic products.

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Catherine Giudici looked playful as she got her nails wrapped by Jamberry Nails.

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Nina Garcia looked fashionably prepared as she posed for pictures at the Panasonic Beauty Bar after being gifted jewels provided by Uno de 50.

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Michelle Williams was picture perfect as she snapped selfies with the Panasonic Lumix Camera.

All guests left with runway-ready hair and a fresh, clean-shaven looks.  Other complimentary services that were provided include: manicures by Jamberry Nails; makeup by GIELLA custom blend cosmetics; and refreshments by Java Monster, [yellow tail] wines, Arizona Oaked Brewed Tea, Skinnygirl Sparklers and Arizona Vapor Water. Jewelry from Unode50 was also be on display.

Simple, Superb Hair for Summer

Simple, Superb Hair for Summer

Healthy Hair Tips from Expert Stylist, Nunzio Saviano

Those wicked winter months we just escaped have robbed our skin and hair from its luster, health and radiance. . So there’s no better time to refresh and reconnect with beautiful, dreamy hair to emphasize sun-kissed skin and an invigorated style attitude.

Expert stylist, Nunzio Saviano can transform anyone’s weather look with his magical hands, and advice for summer, which he offers here.

Trim It

Shed the winter wardrobe, and damage. “I can’t stress how important this is. Cutting, trimming and dusting, whichever you prefer to call it, is vital in keeping hair healthy from root to tip. In fact, not taking care of split ends can result in damage that moves up the hair shaft.” Chop, chop friends!

Shampoo More Frequently

“Instead of thinking of it as shampooing your hair, think of it as cleaning your scalp,” remarks Nunzio. Just as you clean your face regularly, you need to clean your hair. Wash your hair every other day or third day at most. Never go a week without shampooing your hair! While soaping up, try to give yourself a scalp massage. Massaging helps increase blood flow to the scalp, which is the best thing for the hair follicle. Remember, a clean scalp leads to healthy hair.”

Brush Up on Brushing

“Women don’t brush their hair as often as they should and some don’t do it correctly. When you brush your hair you should always make sure it touches your scalp, do not just brush the ends. It’s also very important to invest in a good brush like a Mason Pearson or natural hair brush. Bottom line, brushing should be done on a daily basis to disperse hair oils and keep hair healthy and strong.”

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Award-winning stylist Nunzio is the proprietor of his namesake salon on the Upper East Side in NYC. This intimate, inviting full-service salon offers services including cut, color and treatments ranging from professional Kerastase services and the latest non-toxic smoothing innovations.

For more information, click HERE to check out his website.

[ Madonna & Co ]

I was recently introduced to a new boutique & I had to share it with you guys!

Madonna & Co

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Madonna & Co is a place where the independent woman shops. The woman who stands out in her own style rather than following the fashion pack. Madonna & Co. is where luxury and vintage meets one of a kind pieces.

Here’s a look at some of my favorite looks from their website:

Open-Back Knit Dress – $58.00

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Crochet Jacket – $150.00

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Maxi Dress W/ Leatherette Top – $250.00

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Embellished White Leather Handbag – $78.00

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I saved my FAVORITE accessory for last….

Embellished Pearl & Tulle Capelet – $78.00

Tulle Capelet

This Tulle Capelet is such a bold statement piece that will make any LBD pop.

Shop online at www.madonnaandco.com & at checkout enter promo code: bb-march to save 15% off your total purchase for the month of March or visit their SoHo Flagship Boutique at:

 284 Lafayette Street (between Prince and Houston) in New York City.

Madonna & Co thinks you are uniquely you and it’s all about attitude.

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Yelp’s Holiday Hangover 2014!

A few weeks ago I got an e-mail about the 2014 Yelp’s Holiday Hangover. It read:

WHAT: Yelp’s Holiday Hangover aboard Hornblower’s Infinity + Hybrid yachts. Presented by Campari America and Lagunitas Brewing Company, expect 378 feet of decadence amongst two vessels with seven climate controlled decks, six dance floors, and more sweeping views of the city than you can shake a Mob Wife at.

WHEN: Sunday, January 19th

TIME: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

WHERE: Hornblower Hybrid & Hornblower Infinity

After reading all of the details my mind yelled: WHERE DO I SIGN UP???

The RSVP was on 1/9/14 at noon and it was intense. Since you could only sign up for 1 ship I looked at a few pictures of both and decided to go with the Hybrid. It was the smaller of the 2 ships but I loved the layout and figured since the Infinity had a larger capacity, a lot of people would try to RSVP for that one increasing my chances of scoring a pass. After 10 minutes of refreshing & what seemed like the website crashing I was able to RSVP without being waitlisted. What a relief when I received the confirmation e-mail. A few days later – my pass was e-mailed to me.

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Since they recommend you get there early me and my plus 1 got on the road around 3:30pm since they were boarding at 5:15pm. Getting to Pier 15 was an adventure. There was traffic getting to the Holland and since my navigation in my truck is terrible – we ended up in Brooklyn. After driving for 1 1/2 hours, paying about $30 in tolls and maybe even getting a red light ticket…. we arrived & the line wasn’t too bad for showing up later than expected.

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After a few minutes we had to show our id’s to get wristbands and we started to board. The sun was starting to set and I got this awesome shot of the ship.

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Once aboard the fun began! The ship was filled with tons of Yelpers, free drinks, free food, a DJ, performers and some vendors.

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The awesome bartenders on the top level.

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The complimentary drink options for the night courtesy  of Campari & Lagunitas.

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Massages

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Courtney Weber Tarot Reader

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Wooly’s Shaved Ice

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Nuchas Empanadas

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Taquitoria

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Ellary’s Greens

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Little Town NYC

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Pala Pizza

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Souvlaki GR

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Hornblower Sliders
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The Love Show

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DJ Kev G & Javier on the drums

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Thank you sooooo much to Ruggy & all of the staff at Yelp who set up this epic event!

Great food, Great drinks, Great time!

Oh…. & I scored these goodies to take home. I’m currently obsessing over the Yelpstick!

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Can’t wait for the next event!

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Hurricane Club – NYC

Last Friday I got together with a few of my girlfriends and we headed to Hurricane Club in the city. It also happened to be Restaurant Week so we took advantage of their amazing $38 dinner special. This was my first time here and I was beyond excited because I heard excellent reviews about both the food and yummy drinks.

Starters:

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We started with:

A few fruity rum drinks.

-Coconut Shrimp

-Fiery Pork Dumplings

-Grilled Chicken Skewers

-PB & Guava Jam Sandwiches

All of the starters were full of flavor and delicious but the Coconut Shrimp topped them all. I’ve never seen Coconut Shrimp done up quite like at the Hurricane Club.

Entrees:

-Tiger Shrimp

-Honey Glazed Ribs

Both were AMAZING! The Tiger Shrimp had a kick of spice and the ribs were some of the best tasting one’s I’ve had in a long time.

We also decided that getting the $72 Watermelon was necessary and it was worth every penny!

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Yup, a full watermelon filled with Vodka, Fresh Lime, Mint and Rhubarb..

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My beautiful best friends (Left to Right) Jen, Maria, Jocelyn and me at the end 🙂

Lastly, we were served dessert.

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NO words can describe how incredible this dessert was.

Chocolate Kill-Devil’s Food Cake [Bruléed Banana & Caramel Rum Sauce]

Overall, my dining experience at the Hurricane Club was a really good one. From the drinks to the food to the service – everything was fantastic. We will be back again.

Did you make it out for NYC’s Restaurant Week? If so – what were your favorite places?

JT & Jay-Z Tour??

YESSSSSS please!

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Details and confirmation has yet to be published, but rumors are that Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z will perform stadium gigs in 10 different cities this summer. One of those cities will most definitely be NYC and I will need to be in attendance. They will both play an individual set of their hits before taking the stage together.

Are you excited about these two teaming up for a concert?