Restaurant Review: The Harrison In Tribeca

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Last week, I met up with one of my girlfriends for lunch in Tribeca for New York Restaurant Week . Since it was NYRW, we were able to do a pre fix lunch option consisting of an appetizer, lunch, and dessert, all for just $24.07ea! This is a great way to sample the menus at various restaurants in NYC for a reasonable price.

We decided to try the Harrison since it has a pretty large menu, which we were able to view online beforehand, and it offers outdoor seating, which I think is the perfect way to spend the afternoon on a sunny day – especially when there is a light breeze blowing across the island.

The service was fast and friendly and I saw plenty of tempting options to choose from both on the food menu and on the beverage menu. I decided to start with an unsweetened, raspberry iced-tea, which reminded me of Starbucks’ red passion tea (which I love), and for my pre-fix options, I ordered a smoked bluefish dip to start, the basil chicken & smoked mozzarella sandwich for my main dish, and the strawberry shortcake for dessert. My friend ordered the Affogato for dessert and she was nice enough to let me have a few bites. I’m a big fan of people who share their food – I love sampling as many options as possible and I always return the favor.  – you can see some pictures below.

The World’s Coolest Grandma Turns 70!

There aren’t many moments in life you know you’ll remember for the rest of your life, but for me, going to Betsey Johnson’s 70th Birthday Bash was one of them. The internationally renowned designer who set out to paint New York City pink celebrated her 70th birthday at Murano Ristorante on west 36th street on Friday night.

The party was filmed for her new show on the style network called Betsey and Lulu, that she is doing with her daughter Lulu Johnson. The show documents two generations of fashion designers as Lulu is branching out to start a new clothing line with her longtime best friend Allison McClellan.

The party was super fun and youthful with a high level of energy. Our amazing photographer, Jane Kratochvil playfully commented that she felt like she was at a Bat Mitzvah. Many of Betsey’s closest friends, biggest fans and colleagues came out wearing over the top dresses produced by the designer over the past thirty years.

Karlie Kloss Signs With Juicy Couture For Fall 2012

Karlie Kloss is a model known for her laid back, California style. This season, Karlie is the face of the fall Juicy Couture ad campaign, photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. In addition to modeling for the brand’s print ads, Karlie also participated in filming a behind the scenes video, along with an interview, as part of the Fall 2012 campaign.

“Karlie is the perfect Juicy girl — beautiful, fun, all-American and confident. But what really sets her apart is her wonderful and vibrant energy,” said LeAnn Nealz, Juicy Couture president and chief creative officer.

The ads were produced and shot in Los Angeles and reflect the West Coast lifestyle; blue skies, the beach, and plenty of swaying palm trees. The ad is scheduled to run in a series of popular fashion mags including the September issues of Vogue, W, Vanity Fair, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue and InStyle, as well as on TaxiTV (you know those little TVs that play automatically when you get into a cab), during New York Fashion Week.

Below you can find photos of Karlie in Juicy Couture’s Fall 2012 Campaign, along with a link to see her behind the scenes video.

What To Pack When Traveling To Disney!

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Hi Vixens, I’m back! I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted but I’m back on the bandwagon!

For my first post I’m going to talk to you about my upcoming vacation! Summers almost over and I plan on ending it with a bang. This weekend we’re leaving for Disney World for a week and a half and I’m so excited. I know many of you are probably thinking how in the world can you make a trip to Disney fashionable? Well I’m going to share with you my secrets on looking fabulous and comfortable, how to make the plane ride enjoyable, and what to pack.

When I dress myself I always go for what will be comfortable and stylish. I’ve been to Disney about 4 times and I was never one to pack my sneakers and shorts and call it a day. I am a big lover of dresses. So on this trip I’ve packed ALL dresses: maxis, short dresses, tee shirt dresses, basically all kinds of dresses. The benefit of dresses in Disney is that they’ll keep you cool and keep you looking your best.

A Serialized Novel by Beth Kery, Part 2 – ‘Because I Could Not Resist’

‘Because I Could Not Resist' by Beth Kery

The second installment of the serialized novel “Because You Are Mine,” by Beth Kery, is sensual, thrilling, and a cliffhanger.

The relationship between the enigmatic billionaire, Ian, and innocent art student, Francesca deepens, granting readers an alluringly hot encounter. We learn Ian is just as domineering in the bedroom as he is in his everyday life and that Francesca is far more innocent than expected.

Many reviewers have noted that the story’s heroine is easy to identify with. Though I myself am an avid reader of erotic romance, I’ve never encountered a female lead that was once overweight and now struggles with body image issues. Francesca’s backstory adds an intruding edge to “Because You Are Mine” as does her dedication to her work as a painter. She is fueled by artistic expression and Ian can’t help but find that irresistible.

As expected, Beth Kery’s vivid writing doesn’t disappoint. Francesca and Ian’s lustful closing scene leaves readers more than a little hot and bothered.

Stay tuned for next week’s follow-up, “Because You Are Mine Part III: Because You Haunt Me,” available on August 14th.

For more info on Beth Kery visit her official site. Purchase “Because You Are Mine” here.

3 Hairstyles From Mercedes-Benz Swim in Miami

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From 60’s inspired beehives to chic, surfer waves, TRESemmé UK Stylist Matthew Curtis created gorgeous, show-stopping styles at Mercedes-Benz Swim in Miami for designers Dolores Cortes, Lisa Blue and White Sands.

Below, Matthew highlights his secrets behind each of the styles he created backstage, offering tips to recreate chair-worthy hair at home with styles including a modern day Beehive, Goddess Coils, and Surfer Chic Waves!

These looks are super sexy and perfect for summer and transitioning into fall! Straight off the Mercedes-Benz Swim runway:

Dolores Cortes – 60’s Inspired Beehive

1. Prep towel-dried hair with TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse, applying to palms and throughout the entire hair for volume

2. Blow dry hair with a round brush for extra fullness

3. Take a square section of hair from the forehead to crown and backcomb throughout

4. Roll the square section of hair under and secure with pins just behind the crown at the top of the head. This helps to create a solid base for the style

Neiman Marcus Launches Rachel Zoe Jewelry Line

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Neiman Marcus has announced the launch of the designer Rachel Zoe’s first collection of vintage-inspired costume jewelry. This fall, the line will be exclusively available at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. The collection consists of statement rings, cuffs, necklaces, and earrings.

“Neiman Marcus has been incredibly supportive of me and my collection since its launch,” said Rachel Zoe. “I grew up shopping at the Neiman Marcus in Short Hills with my mom, so it’s kind of surreal to be selling my product in Neiman Marcus. I am so excited about our exclusive jewelry partnership. This is a dream come true for me.”

“We are so pleased to be featuring Rachel Zoe’s highly anticipated jewelry collection,” said Wanda Gierhart, Chief Marketing Officer for the Neiman Marcus Group. “We have planned a number of complementary initiatives that will allow all of our customers to fully engage with the launch.”

Coinciding with the launch, NeimanMarcus.com will be hosting a clickable video from which customers can shop and a tab on Facebook full of fun and exciting content.

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Pop-Up Shop in Grand Central Terminal

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Grand Central Terminal will soon be home to the city’s – and the world’s – first-ever Bobbi Brown Cosmetics pop-up store. The famous beauty company has announced it will open locations around the world and it is making its first stop in the city’s most iconic building.

The Bobbi Brown pop-up store will be neighbors to other skin and beauty brands that call Lexington Passage in the Terminal home, including The Art of Shaving, Aveda, L’Occitane, M.A.C. Cosmetics, and Origins. The shop opens ahead of the holiday season and at a time when Grand Central is preparing for its Centennial celebrations.

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is proud to announce the launch of the brand’s first-ever pop-up store location.  “I am so excited to be opening our first pop-up shop in the US,” says Bobbi Brown, makeup artist and Founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, “A broad cross-section of women pass through Grand Central every day, so it is the perfect location to be in the middle of all of the excitement and capture women on-the-go.”