New York Shopping- GUCCI FIFTH AVENUE for Christmas: 2013

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Purchase the perfect Christmas gifts for your loved ones at Gucci retailers throughout New York.  Below are a few gift suggestions that will make anything given by Santa pale in comparison.  All of these items can be found at Gucci Fifth Avenue or online.

GUCCI FIFTH AVENUE

Address: 725 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022
Phone:(212) 826-2600
Hours:  Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

 

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Black Felt Hat $525

  • This black felt women’s hat is the perfect accessory for the streets of New York.  It has a black leather strap with antique gold hardware with the Gucci stamp to make your head stand out in a crowd.  I absolutely adore this hat, and love the fact that it comes in several sizes to fit different sized heads.

 

 

 

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Coda Satin Effect Fabric High-Top Sneaker $1100

  • Everyone owns at least one pair of sneakers.  I am a firm believer that even your incognito days should be trimmed in sparkles, feathers, and leather, lolll.  *shrugs* I guess that’s the former drag queen in me talking, loll.  These special sneakers are made with black satin fabric and black crystals.  Perfect for a trip to the hair salon or to pick up groceries.

 

 

 

 

 

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Raina Leather Top Handle Bag $2860

 

  • Gucci suggest you pair this weekend bag with easy denim looks to pull off an effortless presentation.  I am in love with this bag, and appreciate the khaki leather.  I don’t see too many people incorporating this color into their wardrobes.  This bag will make you unique while strolling through Central Park or attending your children’s sporting events.
  • detachable and adjustable shoulder strap with 15.3″ drop
  • double top zip closure with knotted double zip closures
  • interior zip and smart phone pockets
  • protective metal feet
  • medium size: 16″W x 11″H x 5″D

 

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Paisley Woven Silk Tie $290

  • This is the perfect gift for your boss, pastor, or children’s principle.  They had several colors… I went with the color of power; red and bordeaux.
  • Made in Italy
  • 100% silk
  • 2.8″W x 54.6″L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interlocking Watch- 18kt Pink Gold $2395

I still have my first Gucci watch; it was given to me as a gift my first year in college.  This particular timepiece is found under the men’s section.  I recommend a Gucci watch for your nieces or nephews.  Any first or second year college students.
  • 18kt pink gold and black PVD case, 37mm diameter
  • brown crocodile strap with black pvd buckle
  • GG lining
  • brown sun-brushed dial with gucci logo at 12 o’clock
  • swiss made
  • quartz movement
  • sapphire crystal
  • water-resistant to 5ATM (160 feet/50 meters)
  • 2 year warranty

 

 

 

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Black Leather Backpack $1950

  • Everyone needs a black leather backpack in their closet.  I appreciate this bag because it isn’t inundated with logos all over the place.  Trust me when I say the quality of the bag will shine without having to be obvious.
  • black nylon web straps
  • beige cotton linen lining
  • Made in Italy
  • embossed interlocking G detail
  • adjustable olive buckles on the straps
  • pull closure and magnetic flap
  • front zipper pocket
  • interior smart phone and open pockets
  • 13.4″W x 16″H x 7″D

 

 

GUCCI – FIFTH AVENUE

Address: 725 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022
Phone:(212) 826-2600
Hours:  Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Shop Target for your Holiday Fashion & Gift Giving Needs!

 Shop Target for your Holiday Fashion & Gift Giving Needs!

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Most everyone that I know wait’s until the last minute to go shopping for holiday gifts.  They are either waiting for deeper discounts, or just procrastinating.  Of course we all know the longer you wait, the greater the crowd.  Our friends over at Target provided me with inspiration boards to help you, my House Cats, strategize for your last minute holiday shopping adventures.  Target is like a one stop shop for all things awesome.  They stock an impressive catalog of fashion brands that cater to a variety of taste.  Shop Target for their exclusive lines that include: Pixi by Petra, Converse One Star, Merona®, Mossimo Black®, Mossimo Supply Co. ® and Xhilaration®.

Target offers an assortment of on-trend beauty, apparel and accessories items that can cover everyone on your shopping list. When strolling the halls of Target, you will be surprised to find items comparable to items found on the runways during Fashion Week.  Most of their clothing pieces are priced under $40, so there is no need to worry about going over budget! I jokingly tell everyone that Target is not a store, it is a lifestyle!  I have been trying to score a pair of Xhilaration Combat Boots for the last few weeks, but they keep selling out.  I think I am going to have to wait until after the holidays to get them :(

Below are 2 inspiration boards to give you some ideas on what to look out for while shopping Target.  The best thing about this is you can find all of these items online!  Hopefully this will alleviate some of the holiday stress.  Happy Shopping!!! :)

 

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Men’s:

1. Mossimo Black® Men’s Cardigan Sweater, Gray, $39.99  2. Converse® One Star® Men’s Flannel Button Down, Spearmint Green, $24.99 3. Mossimo Supply Co. Men’s Pullover Crew Neck Sweater, Berry, $22.99  4. Merona® Men’s Flannel Pajama Set, Blackwatch Plaid, $19.99-$21.99  5. Mossimo Supply Co. Men’s Knit Hat, Navy, $14.99  6. Merona® Men’s Messenger Bag, Gray/Brown, $19.99  7. Merona® Men’s Tie, Red/Grey Plaid, $19.99  8. Men’s Merona® Estes Chukka Boot, Navy, $39.99 9. Merona® Men’s Herringbone Smart Touch Gloves, Black/Grey, $21.99 10. Men’s Merona® Metal Bracelet with Round Case Watch, Black, $19.99

 

 

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Women’s:

1. Leather Gloves with Studs, Black, $24.99 2. Mossimo Supply Co. Junior’s Pullover Sweater, Pink, $24.99 3. Merona Women’s Scoop Neck Chiffon Blouse, Forever Green, $19.99 4. Solid Knit Infinity Scarf, Gray, $19.99  5. Pixi by Petra Icy Eye Palette, $12.00 6. Pixi by Petra Eye Alchemy Assortment, Metallic Magic, $28.00 7. Pixi by Petra Icy Lip Luster, $15.00 8. Merona® Textured Crossbody Handbag, Black/Gold, $24.99  9. Women’s Merona® Rose Gold Oversized Boyfriend Watch, $19.99 10. Short Statement Necklace with Multi Clusters Black, Gold/Clear, $24.99 11. Xhilaration® Juniors Flannel Pajama Set, Black, $24.99 12. Mossimo Women’s Colorblock Blazer, Black, $34.99 13. Women’s Sam & Libby Aubrey Flats, Black, $27.99

 

Target’s Extended Holiday Hours

Note: The hours vary from store to store, but for the most part these are the hours.  Be sure to check here for your local store.
Currently: 8am to 11pm
Dec 17-21: 8am to Midnight
Dec 23: 8am to 10pm
Dec 24:, Christmas Eve: 8am-9pm
Dec 25: Christmas: Closed
Dec 26: Day-After-Christmas, 7am to 11pm

THE HOLIDAY GUY GUIDE: Jonathan Valdez

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The Guy Guide post are a tool to help shop for the men in our lives.  I wanted to ask the men around me what they want for Christmas and a few background questions.  Jonathan Valdez was the first man to step up and answer the question

 

PROFILE

Name – Jonathan Valdez

Age – 26

Borough - Harlem

URL - www.orangejuiceandbiscuits.com

Occupation -  Editor-in-chief of OrangeJuiceandBiscuits.com

Q&A

1.   Who are you spending your holidays with?

a.  My Family in Texas

2.   If you could have anything you want for Christmas, what would it be?

a.  A really nice camera a column in a fab magazine.

3.  What is your favorite restaurant in your borough?

a. Chez Luciienne

4.  What don’t you look forward to during the holidays?

a. The city getting really crowded.

5.  Worst gift you ever received?

a. I try to make the most of every gift given to me.

6.  Holiday Dress Code: What pieces will be sure to see you walking around in?  Any particular brands?

a. I love a good bow tie (Robert Graham or Marlon Gobel) and blazer.  I think it is important to look dapper for the holidays. It is also party season so it is a great time for guys who have been wanting to experiment with fashion and accessories to try new things.

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Since Mr. Valdez is a journalist on the go,  I would suggest purchasing a Nikon D5200 for someone who fits his profile.  He is a distinguished gentlemen who takes pride in what he wears and the process that goes into getting ready.  A simple point and shoot will not do for him since his presence demands respectability in a career field that looks for reasons to dismiss you.
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Whenever I am in the field for a new gadget, I first go to CNET.com for their opinions since they get all of the technology and have the opportunity to test it out over a long period of time.  CNET suggest that anyone looking for a serious DSLR under $1000 should consider the Nikon D5200.  I am actually in the market for a new DSLR camera, and one of the features that I would like to have is for my camera to have a video camera so that I can vLOG.  The camera on my laptop no longer suits my needs and the fact that hackers can access your webcam on your computer.  I think that both me and Mr. Valdez will hope for a new camera for Christmas, lolll.
For more details on the Nikon D5200, check it out here on BestBuy.com

Holiday Shopping at Best Buy #bbyHoliday13

Holiday Shopping at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

BBY_VERTICAL_BLOG6It’s the season of giving but not everyone relishes in the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping. If you aren’t one to cherish the joyous notes of carols flowing over the crowds of mall shoppers, consider heading to Best Buy as your Holiday Shopping Destination!

Not only is Best Buy is the authority and destination for all your technology and appliance product gifting needs this holiday, but the assortment is second to none with more than 100 products sold only at Best Buy this Holiday!

At Best Buy you’ll find the gifts that everyone wants this year with the a market-leading selection of the hottest tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles and titles, wearable technology, health and fitness gear, mobile accessories and much more.

Blueshirts and Geek Squad Agents are passionate, highly trained, knowledgeable and impartial so they can help ensure you get the perfect gifts for your family and friends…and yourself! They know price is important to us, and frankly it’s important to them too. Their Low Price Guarantee will ensure you’re getting the most competitive price possible. The combination of bestbuy.com and their 1,400 stores offers the ultimate showroom to touch, test, try and buy the latest technology. Not everyone is a tech guru, able to keep up with the latest and greatest things so Best Buy is here to help make it easy for your to choose the products and services that work best for you.

 

When you think Best Buy you probably think of:

Phones: At Best Buy you can see and try all of the phones, carriers, plans and accessories under one roof with industry-leading trade-in options

Tablets: Best Buy is the only place in America where customers can see all of the latest and greatest tablets.

Computing: Best Buy features the best selection, advise, services and support in computing. They help set the market by working with the industry’s tech leaders to develop a highly specialized and innovative assortment of laptops, many of which are only available at Best Buy.

Mobile Accessories: Best Buy has one of the largest selections of accessories and wearables this holiday. Bluetooth speakers, smartwatches, health & fitness gear and headphones will truly rule holiday.

Home Theater: Best Buy offers the world’s newest technology, best assortment and service in home theater.

Appliances: Best Buy is better positioned than ever to bring the latest small appliances and special deals to you.

Gaming: Best Buy is THE destination for gaming this holiday. Not only dodo they have the latest Xbox and PlayStation consoles, but the hottest game releases and everything else you need for a great gaming experience.

Music/Movies/Musical Instruments: Best Buy offers terrific deals on the best entertainment stocking stuffers.

Digital Imaging: Best Buy features the newest selection of cameras, accessories and advise so you can find the perfect gift or capture your own holiday memories.

Tech Services: Best Buy is home of the Geek Squad for help installing, repairing, troubleshooting, optimizing and offering all sorts of technical advice from every Best Buy store, in-home, online and by phone.

But Best Buy also has fabulous, Health and Fitness items and tech toys too!

 

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Between 12/1/13 – 1/18/14 Best Buy has two special offers just for you:

15% off Health & Fitness, Fisher Price and Mattel Toys

10% off Headphones & Portable Speakers (excludes beats, bose and Sony) Read more at http://frostedfingers.com/2013/11/holiday-shopping-at-best-buy/#WcVav6SfupjEyUZ5.99

Between 12/1/13 – 1/18/14 Best Buy has two special offers just for you:

15% off Health & Fitness, Fisher Price and Mattel Toys

10% off Headphones & Portable Speakers (excludes beats, bose and Sony) Read more at http://frostedfingers.com/2013/11/holiday-shopping-at-best-buy/#WcVav6SfupjEyUZ5.99

Between 12/1/13 – 1/18/14 Best Buy has two special offers just for you:

15% off Health & Fitness, Fisher Price and Mattel Toys

10% off Headphones & Portable Speakers (excludes beats, bose and Sony) Read more at http://frostedfingers.com/2013/11/holiday-shopping-at-best-buy/#WcVav6SfupjEyUZ5.99

Between 12/1/13 – 1/18/14 Best Buy has two special offers just for you:

15% off Health & Fitness, Fisher Price and Mattel Toys

10% off Headphones & Portable Speakers

(excludes beats, bose and Sony)

Some fun gifting ideas the coupon works for:

Gifts for the Kids:

Fisher Price Little People Apptivity Barnyard

Fisher Price Little People Apptivity Barnyard

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Gifts for Everyone:

 Jawbone Up

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Misfit Shine

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Fitbit Force

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Logitech Headphones & Speakers

 

Another great product to check out at Best Buy is the Dyson AM05 Hot/Cool Fan

dyson hot cool fan* The Dyson Hot + Cool(tm) fan heater is dual purpose fan and heater, appropriate for year round heating or cooling. It heats up a room evenly, and faster than any other fan heater, and it’s energy efficient.

* Dyson Hot + Cool costs approximately 30% less to heat a whole room than conventional fan heaters, and can lower energy bills by 20% if used with air conditioning.

The Dyson Hot + Cool(tm) fan heater will keep you warm and cozy this holiday season and is currently available at Best Buy and dyson.com for $399.99

 

 

 

Thanksgiving in NYC 2013: Open Restaurants

Thanksgiving in NYC 2013: Open Restaurants

 

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Below is an ongoing list of NYC Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving 2013 in NYC.  Please, feel free to add any ones that I am missing in the comment section.

 

 

Thanksgiving in NYC 2013: Open Restaurants

 

21 Club Restaurant

Midtown West | American
Welcome your friends and family home to ’21′ for a warm and festive Thanksgiving celebration full of sumptuous cuisine and good cheer.
Event Date: Thursday, November 28, 2013
Price: $105 per person / $55 per child (10 and under)
(beverages, tax and gratuity additional)
Reservations: please call 212 582 7200.

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 Nocello

Fine Northern Italian Cuisine

257 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019 Tel: 212-713-0224

Nocello is offering a four course delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Open from 2PM to 9:30PM

 

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Delmonico’s Kitchen in Midtown

Close proximity to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: ; Executive Chef Billy Oliva

207 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018; 212.695.5220

o   Organic Salt Water Brined Turkey; Sausage, Fennel Stuffing, Cranberry Compote, Yams, Turkey Jus

  • Wild Salmon Wellington; Baby Spinach, Exotic Mushrooms, Truffle Cabernet Reduction
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup; Aged Maple, Apple Chesnutt Dumplings
  • Delmonico’s Traditional Pumpkin Pie, Chantilly Cream

About Delmonico’s Kitchen: Open in 2012 in Midtown Manhattan, Delmonico’s Kitchen offers a contemporary twist on the original Delmonico’s iconic menu in a sophisticated-chic setting.

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Harding’s in Flatiron

Thanksgiving Menu Map: ; Executive Chef Ariel Fox

32 E 21st St  New York, NY 10010; (212) 600-2105

  • $45 adults/$22 children
  • Thanksgiving Day Hours of Operation: 3:00PM to 8:00PM on November 28, 2013
  • Menu highlights include:

o   Roasted Turkey; sausage & fennel challah stuffing, cinnamon orange spiced cranberry sauce,  apple cider gravy

  • Butternut Squash Ravioli;  crispy sage, brown butter, shaved pecorino, white truffle oil
  • Leek Tart;  pancetta, cave aged gruyere, cracked black pepper

About Harding’s: Harding’s offers a selection of artisanal American cuisine and craft spirits in a chic and rustic setting.  With an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients, Executive Chef Ariel Fox’s inspired menu fuses diverse West Coast influences with punches of Americana.  Exposed brick walls, antique mirrors, vintage chandeliers, and an oversized, century-old American flag evoke an air of nostalgia in this two-level landmark building.

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NYC Events: Macy’s Culinary Council 10th Anniversary

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Tonight I had the pleasure of attending Macy’s Culinary Council 10th Anniversary celebration.  The Event took place inside of Macy’s Manhattan flagship store in Herald Square at the newly built Stella 34 Trattoria, on the 6th Floor.  The Stella 34 Trattoria opened up back in March and held court to scenic views of the Empire State building and the bustling city lights against the night backdrop.

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Guest inside dined on edible delights made by some of the Culinary Councils most famous chefs.  Those chefs included Todd English, Marc ForgioneNancy SilvertonMarcus SamuelssonMing TsaiTakashi YagihashiJohnny Iuzzini and Tom Douglas.  Each of the chefs played a part in making an aspect of the evening very special, yet unique to the chef’s own personal style of cooking.

 

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Rick Bayless- Red Hot Margarita (I absolutely loved this!!!!)

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Michelle Bernstein- Calabaza and Cheese Bruschetta Topped with Crispy Jamon Serrano

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Cat Cora- Sweet Red Pepper, Tomato & Asiago Cheese Bruschetta (Tasty)

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Tom Douglas- Red Velvet Scallops with Red Soba, Lkura & Spiced Red Miso Broth (I am mad that I missed this)

Marc Forgione- Batch 22 Shrimp Ceviche (I wish I could have batched this up and took it home!)

Johnny Iuzzini- Red Velvet Cupcakes with Rose Water and Raspberry Buttercream

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Stephanie Izard- Grilled Seared Tuna with Smoked Uni Cream, Padron Pepper, Poblano Chili and Mushroom Salad

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Wolfgang Puck- Spicy Chicken Pizza

Marcus Samuelsson- Doro Wat Tacos

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Nancy Silverton- Lamb Chops Scottadito (Nancy was super friendly, and her dish was the crowd favorite)

Ming Tsai- Pork & Garlic Chive Wantons with Sweet Chile Dipping Sauce

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Takashi Yagihashi- Prosciutto-Shrimp Spring Rolls (I can never eat another spring roll after this…. this was AMAZING!)

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Macy’s Culinary Council 10th Anniversary Guest included Macy’s executives, media, Bloggers, and most importantly CUSTOMERS! The customers found this event to be a real treat as it was like being rewarded for their loyalty.  They were treated like VIPs, and allowed the opportunity to meet and take pictures with their favorite chefs.  I had the pleasure of speaking with a few of customers and took food recommendations from them.  It was a real treat to interact with the patrons because their unbiased opinions mattered the most.  As a blogger, I am trained to come in, take pictures, then live blog about the products.  One particular customer suggested that I spend less time looking down at my android, and more time enjoying the food, lolll. UMMM Did she mean I wasn’t being social?! :)

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Other elements included music by DJ Kev G who kept the crowd dancing, who at some point had guest partaking in a “Soul Train Line”.  Upon exiting, guest received cupcakes, giftbags which included cookies, a $20 Macy’s gift card  is valid Oct 15 – 22, 2013, and a special Culinary Council 10th Anniversary recipe booklet.  Another aspect that I have to make mention of is how extremely friendly the wait staff was.  I assume they were the normal wait staff of Stella 34 Trattoria, and not some outside company.  Their genuine character was so pleasant, that it made me want to come back and visit the restaurant during regular business hours.  I must do this by Thanksgiving, before they turn jaded, lolll.

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All-in-All Macy’s Culinary Council 10th Anniversary was an amazing event.  Macy’s went all out for this fete, and I am grateful that I was allowed to attend.  Thank You to both Macy’s and EVERYWHERE Media.

 

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I am a member of Everywhere Society, and Everywhere has compensated me for this post on Macy’s Culinary Council.

NYC Events: Best Buy & Drake Album Release #NWTS

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Yesterday in NYC at the Best Buy in NoHo, Drake celebrated the release of his new album by meeting with fans and signing cds.  Over 2000 fans lined up around Broadway and down Bleeker street for the chance to meet the Canadian born rapper.  As a Brand Ambassador for Best Buy, I had exclusive VIP access at the event, and had the chance to witness Drake fans dreams come true by meeting with the rapper and taking pictures.  Something that I thought was both amazing and interesting; Drake took pictures of his fans and posted them on his Instagram timeline along with their names.  Within seconds thousands of people from around the world were both liking the photos and congratulating the lucky fans.  I thought this was a great marketing tool, and a way of making his fans feel special in that moment.  Of course by the time I made it up to him, his phone had died… but I managed to make my mark by accidentally photo bombing a few of the fans and being the only person who was able to take a “selfie” with the star, lolll.

 

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I must commend Best Buy on pulling off this event seamlessly.  I have never been in a small space with a ton of fans trying to get to one person.  Best Buy store manager, Amy Adoniz and her team pulled this event without a hitch on Madison Square Garden proportions.  There was no shuffles, no fighting, and the lines were organized while customers were allowed to continue shopping in the store during this event.  When I left the store, the front of the store was immaculately clean.  You would have never known that thousands of fans were just outside the store not even an hour before.  Yes, I know Amy personally…. and let me be the first to say I COULD NEVER DO HER JOB!!!! lolll

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Prior to the event, Amy/ Best Buy negotiated to have Drake spend time with the store employees.  They were able to get autographs, take pictures individually, and as a group.  Additionally, a few of them made it onto his Instagram timeline.   Drake displayed true class while at this event, and rightfully earned the loyalty of his fans all around.

Drake Album Release:  Fans Waiting in Line

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And let’s not forget about DJ SNS who kept the crowd festive while they waiting in line for Drake….

 

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A Few Selfies…

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DON’T FORGET TO BUY DRAKE’S CD ===> HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Awards 2013 Viewing Party: Joe Allen Restaurant NYC

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I am a HUGE fan of viewing parties.  I attend several throughout the year for my favorite TV shoes (Mad Men, True Blood, The Walking Dead).  Viewing parties are a great way to meet new friends and/or let your guard down and be around people who share your same passion on a common subject matter.  If you are a fan of the Tony Awards… don’t miss this opportunity to get out of the house and root for your favorite stars at the Joe Allen Restaurant.

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Broadway’s favorite after-theater hangout, Joe Allen Restaurant is celebrating the 2013 Tony Awards by hosting a viewing party. This event will take place on June 6, 2013 for a limited number of guest.  Several TVs will be displayed throughout the dining room for guests to enjoy the broadcast from any table. A Prix Fixe Menu, created by Executive Chef, Victor Flores, will be available for dinner for $65. The viewing party begins at 7:00 PM and reservations are required to attend.

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Joe Allen Restaurant Viewing Party Menu:

 

FIRST COURSE

La Scala Salad

Caesar Salad

Mixed Green Salad

Endive and Watercress Salad

 

SECOND COURSE

Tacos con Chorizo with Roasted Pineapple

Buffalo Wings and Blue Cheese Dip

Shrimp & Grits with Lobster Consomme

Sautéed Maine Mussels in White Wine and Tomato Sauce

 

THIRD COURSE

Hamburger and French Fries

Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes

Brisket Sandwich au jus with Garlic Potato Chips

Poached Salmon and Arugula Salad

Orecchiette with Mushrooms and Spring Peas

 

DESSERT

Chocolate Pudding Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream

Banana Cream Pie

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Ice Cream

Fruit Tart with Lemon Cream Filling

 

 

For more information, visit: www.joeallenrestaurant.com. To make reservations at Joe Allen, please call (212) 581-6464.

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ABOUT Joe Allen Restaurant

Joe Allen Restaurant has been nourishing theatergoers and theater professionals for 57 years on West 46th Street. Starting out, they catered mostly to “chorus kids with bad knees” but quickly became the place where the worlds of theater stars and theatergoers converge.  In other words, Joe Allen has defined (and then redefined, and then redefined again) “the theatrical hangout.” Perhaps the restaurant’s biggest gift to the theatrical community was turning the terrible indignity of being associated with a failed show into an honor (albeit a dubious one) with its famous “flop wall.”

Kitty Bradshaw’s NYC Summer Plans 2013

Kitty Bradshaw’s NYC Summer Plans 2013

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Good Morning House Cats-

NYC Summer is fast approaching, and if you are like me you are currently making plans.  There are so many events and things happening… who can keep up?  I am not sure if you all caught my tweets, but I was selected to be a part of the Smirnoff campaign to promote their new Smirnoff Sorbet Vodka.  I am very much excited to work with them! Smirnoff has sponsored me in the past, and is a great brand to work with.  The Smirnoff brand is extremely blogger friendly, and not to mention a household name.  Next week, they will be hosting me and several other bloggers for their “Stir Up Your Summer” event in Tribecca.  I will be live blogging the whole time so please be sure to check back for my post event recap as well as my tweets using the hashtag  #GlamHeartSorbet and #SmirnoffSorbet.

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Next month, June 2013- I will continue on NYC Summer by hosting my 5th Blogiversary event.  I have tons of awesome sponsors lined up, and fun promotions surrounding the event.  I am excitedly making plans for this over the top event. Please, stay tuned as I reveal more details as I get closer to the date.

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July starts the concert and conference season for me.  I plan on attending Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.  This will be my first time attending this event, and the first time visiting Louisiana during the summer months.  I am sure it will be an experience not to be forgotten, loll. The final week of July, I will be attending the largest blogging conference in the country, BlogHer 2013 in Chicago.  I attend BlogHer every year; and can’t wait to network with some of the most powerful bloggers in the country.  If all goes to plan, I will be hosting an event there as well.

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August is when J&R Electronics store usually host their Summer Concert Series.  They always have great artist lined up.  In addition, there are tons of rooftop events here during the NYC Summer with amazing views of the city.  I stay busy with events lined up pretty much every day of the week during the summer months.  I have a feeling that this NYC Summer will be EPIC!!!!

 

Smirnoff Brand Statement:

The deliciously light taste of sorbet now comes in a bottle.  Introducing Smirnoff Sorbet Light. PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

Made With Smirnoff Vodka Infused With Natural Flavors. 30% Alc/Vol. ©2013 The Smirnoff” Co., Norwalk, CT.

Per 1.5oz serving: Calories 78, Carbohydrates 1.3g, Fat 0g, Protein 0g.

* 25% FEWER CALORIES THAN THE LEADING DESSERT-INSPIRED VODKA.

 

Disclosure of compensation:
“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Smirnoff via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Smirnoff.”

NYC Events: Mad Men Season Premiere Viewing Party, 2013

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MAD MEN VIEWING PARTY: The Roosevelt Hotel’s, Madison Club Lounge

Hey House Cats-

So I am happy to announce that there will be another Mad Men Season Premiere Viewing Party (Season 6, 2013). This is the second year that I have taken part in it, and I can’t wait to join in on the fun!  I will be there in full 60s garb, so I hope to see you all there. Please note that this is the Roosevelt Hotel’s event… I just come in and help promote it.  I am an absolute fan of the show, and The Roosevelt Hotel’s Madison Club Lounge is the best possible place to watch the premiere. As you all know this bar has been featured on the series a few times.  If you have never been to the Madison Club Lounge, you are in for a treat.  This bar takes you back to another time…. you feel the history as soon as you walk in.  The hotel and bar have been around since 1924.

As far as specific details on the drink specials and menus…. please see below for pricing.  The party will be from 7-midnight.  There will be a pre-fix menu, and a contest for the best 60′s inspired outfits.  For those who missed the awesomeness which is me last year… I came as Priscilla Presley :)

Any-who…. Please, check back as I update this post with menu prices and drink specials.  Note:  The drinks are super strong here… *whew* almost didn’t make it to work the next day, lolll.

Event Outline

What:  Mad Men Season Premiere Viewing Party (Season 6, 2013)

When: April 7, 2013

Time: 7-midnight

Who:  Guests are invited to sip Mad Men inspired cocktails, smoke (candy) cigarettes, which we will happily be providing for everyone. Enjoy a game of pool in the newly renovated Billiards Room, and music inspired by the 1960s.

What:  This party will be a great time, and there is no admission other than it will be limited to 21 and over.

We will be featuring a Three Course Prix Fix Menu for $29: choice of appetizer, entrée, dessert,  available with Drink Specials all evening. 

There will be a Happy Hour from 7pm – 8pm with select $6 Beer, Wine, and $8 – $10 Drinks, Specialty & Signature Cocktails (Reg. $12 – $16)

As well as complimentary Canadian Club & Makers Mark Featured Cocktail Tastings*