Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sassy Teaparty in the West Village

This brand new west village eatery is the perfect love
child of the Plaza's elegant tea room and Alice and 
Wonderlands impromptu party...The entire restaraunt is decorated in pink and gold decor, complete with a giant birdcage, not so different from the one in Lindsay Lohan's Rumours Video!

While desserts are their specialty, brunch and a full bar are also available (although no fancy cocktail menu-as of yet)

19 Greenwiche Ave btw 6th and 7th Ave

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Justify your Spending

This years Fashion For Action starts next week: 
Opening gala and advance shopping start Thurs Nov 13th ( for tickets)

The sale is open to the public from Friday the 14th-Sunday the 16th. Marc Jacobs is chairing the event this year that will host 50-70% off designer merchandise with profits going to Housing Works Health Center, benefitting HIV+ women and their families.

Chelsea Thrift Shop:
143 West 17th Street

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Get Your Vote On!

I'm sure you have already heard of (or picked up) the free starbucks and krispy kreme incentives for voting today, but I personally think Babeland is KILLING IT with their free vibrator (silver bullet pictured) or "Maverick" penis sleeve.

Go today to any store before close to get yours!
Lower East Side: 94 Rivington Street or
Soho: 43 Mercer Street

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Have a Madonna-licious halloween!!

Nothing says Halloween like Madonna's profile on a pumpkin :) -Courtesy of my dining room table

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Japanese inspired "Love Hotel" in meatpacking district

Inspired by the popular Tokyo "Love Hotels", The Liberty Inn in the meatpacking district specializes in renting rooms by the hour.

They pride themselves on "fast discreet check-in service" and "cleanliness":)

$60.o0 dollars covers 2 hours, while $70.00 will get you 3. Splurging for an extra 15.00 will upgrade you to a "romantic interlude suite" complete with 2 person whirlpool and selection of "adult film selections"

Liberty Inn
51 Tenth Avenue @ 14th Street (no reservations accepted)

FemmeND question of the day: how uncommon is monogamy in Japan?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Killer Chanels

How great are these? Madge wore them to her NYC premiere of Filth and Wisdom.
Available at Chanel, $2,200.00

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tee-of-the-Month-->cool new gift

Apparently the newest trend in t-shirts is limited
edition tees that are mailed directly to your house on a monthly basis.

T-Post is based out of Sweden and prints current event and news related graphics on American apparel tees for 26euros each

Mailbox Tee is a California
based company that you can subscribe to on a 3month ($78), 6 month ($148), 9 month ($216) or 12 month ($276) basis

Friday, October 10, 2008

NYC Spa Week

Following the success of restaraunt week, SpaWeekMedia has launched a discounted spa campaign Oct 13-Oct19

80+spas in Manhattan are participating by offering discounted specials (50.00 60min hot stone massages, half price facials etc)

Thursday, October 9, 2008


For this years first annual Octoberween party I've come up with a new recipe for pumpkin-tinis.

Traditionalist recommend:
-1 1/2 oz of rum
-3 tablespoons of pumpkin pie filling
-1/2 oz half & half
-1/2 oz of maple liqueur

i found this magical drink from Odwalla (Super Pumpkin Protein) tastes like "autumn in a bottle" ,says FND fan lstanton

just add 3oz of this to 1.5 oz VODKA  and 1.5oz maple liqueur and you are good to go- confirmed after a taste-test involving 4  subjects last night.

FemmeND tip*  for added fanciness crush graham crackers for the glass rims and top with fat free reddy-whip and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

PG-13 rated Bake Sale!

2001 Playmate of the year, Brande Roderick is competing on this season's Celebrity Apprentice. As part of her first challenge she will be working with teammates joan and melissa rivers to try to sell the most cupcakes.

Come get yours at the corner of 57th street and 5th Avenue-11AM today.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

This is a Cake!

Isn't that insane???
I stumbled upon this website by accident and it is incredible.
Sugar Coutures designer, Penny Stankiewics left her career as a film producer to make couture cakes.

I want my wedding cake to come from here!!

*FemmeND tip:Check out the Ms Piggy bathing cake

Luxe Bowling comes to HK

Lucky Strike Lanes, a retro-inspired "bowling lounge" opens in Hells Kitchen this weekend.

Swankier than its Chelsea Piers and Bowlmor counterparts, Lucky Strike offers a VIP lounge (pictured) with a movie screen, 4 lanes and leather couches in addition to its 22 regular lanes and pool tables.

They also have a full menu of drinks and carb-filled treats (Mac & Cheese bites sound like trouble!!)

650 W 42nd Street at 12th Ave- reservations: 877-893-8259

Friday, September 19, 2008

New England in Soho

Ed's Lobster Bar in Soho brings the Cape to Manhattan. Specializing in Lobster varieties (the Lobster roll is a fav) they also offer a full raw bar including little neck clams and oysters.

The only downside is that they don't take reservations so peak times can be tricky.

Ed's Lobster Bar
222 Lafayette (at Spring)
New York, NY

Thursday, September 18, 2008

LOVE-ly ladies

Superhot: Burton snowboard teamed up with Playboy to launch their new Love Snowboard collection.

There are four boards available with a different Playboy centerfold image on each. These are legitimate freestyle boards designed by the Burton team to include win tips and park edges to help with handling, a low-maintenance base to counter rail knows and a mellow flex for a controlled ride.

Available online at, $429.95 each

You know she wants it...

Available Tues. Sept 23rd but you can be super thoughtful and pre-order immediately.

Amazon: 22.99 for the extended cut version, 16.99 for the regular

Blockbuster: 19.99-in stores

Blockbuster canada gives you a free "Carrie Shoe Bag" with purchase...oh you crazy canucks...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Remember when a Mixed Tape could fix everything?

The designers at White Trash Charms believe it still can! (at a slightly higher cost)

 Silver Necklace (as seen on J.T) $125.00

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Yes, Please

Jimmy Choo's newest 
4" stilettos

but sooo pretty...

candy BAR

33 year old candy countess Dylan Lauren (owner of Dylan's candy bar) is opening an ACTUAL bar on the third floor this fall.  "Candy Hour" starts at 6:30 and will include drinks like Gummy Bear Martinis and Rock Candy Cosmos....sweet! 

Dylan's Candy Bar: 1011 3rd Ave @ 59th

Eerily Accurate Horoscopes

Susan Miller, queen of astrology, has recently come out with the perfect gift for ladies who are into their sign.

If you have both your and your girlfriend's date of birth (down to the minute!) you can order this relationship book that comes with an (optional) photo of the two of you and a message inscribed in the cover.

If committing to the book is too much for now...check out the free monthly and "matchmaker by sign"/compatability  horoscopes at:

FemmeND Tip:
*Ms Miller is FREAKISHLY accurate, if you read the book out loud with your lady try not to laugh hysterically at her predicted true-to-life faults (or at least be able to laugh at yours too!)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Photoshop Fanatics!

And I thought I had photoshop skills...These guys insert infamous celebs and politicians into old movie and tv posters.

FemmeND tip: check out Bill Gates in Top Gun.

**This specific post doesn't have a lot to do with impressing the ladies...unless you want a reason to send a random, funny email...just hopefully not in an im stalking you type of way...

Trippy Thai Alice in Wonderland

The perfect place for a fun group outing, Planet Thai 212 also has reasonably priced delicious entrees and seasonal specials (pumpkin dumplings for fall...yummy)

The interior is half whimsical half horror movie...check out the front display with partial tv screens/ mirrors.
Planet Thai 212
24th Street btw 5th and 6th Ave

FemmeND tip: this place is super spacious so reservations are rarely needed. Don't be alarmed if they ask you if you've made one though- even if the place is three quarters empty...its their thing.


Say it ain't so!
Holly leaves the mansion for Criss Angel!
I don't know about that one, lady. That mofo is crazy!!
Although I am a fan of his theme song...

Friday, September 12, 2008

Suck on This...

Yummy...I have had a long running love affair with Absinthe since living in Amsterdam , and of after course Kylie Minouge's FIERCE performance as the Green lady in Moulin Rouge.

Lollyphile now makes Absinthe lollypops!!

4 for $10.00 and 12 for $24.00
(they also have maple bacon flavoured pops...hmm are the faux Dutch-Canadians as well???)

Sexy Witches: Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur has just unveiled their fall collection.
Infamous for their 'bad girl' themes, this season in inspired by the salem witch trials...hotttt

Rose Bar: Gramercy

Now that rooftop season is sadly coming to a close, we are in desperate need of some new chic indoor options.

Rose bar in the Gramercy hotel was recently renovated to house bohemian chic decor mixed with eccentric 20th century paintings

Yummy cocktails including a Rose & Lychee martini and various mojito combos.
2 Lexington Ave @ 21st Street

FemmeND tip* After 9pm, reservations are required

Thursday, September 11, 2008

OCT. dates-my fav!

 It's almost that time again...I love love love anything to do with horror movies and halloween so October is my absolute favourite month to plan horrifyingly romantic evenings.

1) NYC's most ridiculous haunted house: NIGHTMARE is a must! Constructed in an old church on the lower east side, NIGHTMARE has 10 rooms designed using a poll of horror fans' worst fears. I went last year and seriously needed my inhaler afterward!   107 Suffolk St @ Rivington
tickets on sale soon!

2) For a shorter, less trauma-inducing experience try the Zombie Attack haunted tunnel in Central Park: free admission
Bethesda Tunnel (in front of Bethesda Fountain) Oct 24-25 only

3)As a follow up, or just a cozy night in, check out Jenna Jameson in Zombie Strippers!!*

FemmeND Tip: This is NOT an actual porn. When I marched into my local dirty dvd dealer in Aug to purchase it the clerks laughed at me for 20min and then told me it was in theatres. Oh well..the costumes are still great and these ladies can do some interesting tricks with everything from ping pong to pool balls...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sticky and Sweet

Guilt-free dessert for your lips...
and it tastes AMAZING!

Available at Urban Oufitters

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Gorgeous Gift: Louis Vuitton City Guides

These are an impressive prequel to a romantic getaway or great solo gift for any jet-setter. The Louis Vuitton city guides are sold as a European city set (110.00) or as solo additions: New York and Tokyo (53.00 each)

The '08 additions are on sale now:
The '09 additions are GORGEOUS and coming soon --->

Ridiculous (in the good way!)

The House Bunny, starring Anna Faris is a great date movie: pop culture driven, quirky and fun.

Pluses include:
-Cameos from Hef and the Girls next door and new
-It Girl Kat Dennings.* 
*She's a very versatile little thing, going from a high-school drama star (Charlie Bartlett) to an angry closeted lesbian in this film.

Sweet and Easy...

Much less mess than attempting to make your own fortune cookies (yes I actually tried that once)...Dove's new personalized chocolates allow you to add your own message to the wrappers.

For the more upscale gourmet version try: New Jersey based Punims AuChocolat:
They will print your photo and/or message on a fancy iridescent wrapper in sets of 12+ candy bars    201-560-0027   They also have a sugar-free low carb version- yum

Monday, September 8, 2008

Classy Happy Hour- gotta love fashion week

This Wednesday, September 10th from 6-8 @ Bloomingdales:
Models will be showcasing Chantelle lingerie. French pastries and Champagne will be served. a $1,000.00 Chantelle bra package will be given away as well.

Yes, Please!

59th Street @ Lex- 4th Floor

This cracks my sh*t up ! has truly amazing greeting cards for those of you who want to be thoughtful without the cheesiness...

for everything from birthdays to baby showers-
one card with baby booties on the outside and "pull out next time" as the inner greeting is recommended by the designers for "congratulations, condolenses, or a warning to that slutty niece of yours" 
(oh sheila!)

Before Summer's Gone...

Sadly, summer in NYC is almost over. Hurry up and check out some of the best outdoor spots in Manhattan before its too late:

1) Central Park Boathouse
    Great food for brunch (unfort. no reservations!) or dinner over looking the lake
    E 72nd Street at Park Drive North 

2) mad46
    Roosevelt Hotel rooftop bar
    Madison @ 46th Street

3)Hudson Sky Terrace
    Hudson Hotel
    356 W. 58th Street

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Jealous Bitch!

Yummy Australian Wine that has great packaging and is tres affordable (9.99)
They currently offer Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon (my personal fave)

Great conversation starter for dates or dinner parties*

*Or for that two-faced co-worker's christmas party....;)

Available at various NYC wineries as well as:

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Dear FND,
Hello. I find you attractive. I like your tail. Also your hair looks pet-able. I was just wondering if you do any sort of Q and A. I mean, I know you have T&A (Hey-ooo!!!)but seriously...I hav a question. I am a gay, homosexual lesbian woman who is hosting a bachelorette dinner for a group of straighties. It will not be too wild but I need a place that has dinner and provides a good after dinner drinking environment as well. Thanks you for your advice. Love, a massive admirer

Hey cutie-
thats a tricky's the thing. straight girls love being the center of attention-even if they say they dont want big deal made, they do! ESPECIALLY*but not limited to* bachelorettes, b-day girls, just married girls, recently divorced girls...

sooo I would recommend going somewhere where they will make a BIG fuss over her:

1) LIPS- draq queen bar in the w village. great drinks and entertaining show. Totes overpriced food though:  2 Bank Street (at Greenwich)

2) Jekyll & Hyde- funny theme restaraunt in greenwich village. waiters will sing to you and cause a creeped me out a bit but food and drinks were awesome 91 7th Ave south of christopher

3)  Ellens Stardust Diner: 1950s themed restaraunt with drive in movie screens, ms subway pagent hall of fame and singing waitstaff  1659 Broadway  @ 51st Street

Good luck ;)


Wizard Magazine: deemed "Maxim for Geeks" by a comic book afficionado dating my bff

They features comic book insider info, humorous articles, contests and lots of interviews and photos with superhot chicks from action and sci fi films.

Who knew?

Not Just for Halloween...

I love anything requiring a costume and this website is AMAZING! at you can find anything from "Frisky FBI Agent"(56.95) to "Sexy Elvis" (54.95), and "Coroner Cutie" (38.95)

whatever you are into I'm sure they have the perfect outfit...

FemmeND tips
* the sizes run a bit big but they are speedy with returns/exchanges if there are any problems
*personal faves in my closet include: Vinyl Nurse and Sexy Geisha. I've also heard very positive feedback about Galactic Princess from a girlfriend of a star wars fan...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


I saw the straight to video- but still terrific- movie D.E.B.s last night. The main character gave her girlfriend swarovski crystalled handcuffs as a gift.

I LOVE this. Cuffs and whip available in clear crystal and pink, Agent Provocateur:

no longer MILES AWAY: her MADGEsty & Guy

On the red carpet together at his RocknRolla premiere, Madonna looks as stunning as ever!

To win your girl back after refusing to adopt that 2nd baby try: 
Fresco, where Madge and Guy had been seen having a romantic dinner in July.

34 E. 52nd Street @ Madison
New York, NY

NOT hot...backpacks

Ridiculous on grown men...distracting and downright silly on hot girls please leave these in your 8th grade locker!!

In need of a non ugly mode of transport for your essentials?

Puma "Base Reporter" bag 65.00

Diesel "Friend" over the shoulder bag 75.00

lulu lemon's Core Shine Gym Bag

Diesel's Simpson bag 90.00

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


So much sexier than Cirque Du Soleil (also no kids are allowed! always a plus),
Speigeltent's Absinthe is in its 3rd season.

The show and music are incredible and the venue is small and with cozy seating.
Pier 17, South Street Seaport (212) 279-4200 Now-Nov 2.

FemmeND Tip*: the earlier show ends around midnight so if you are heading out for drinks afterward, check out west village bar the Dove. They serve absinthe and other yummy Parisian themed cocktails: 228 Thompson St New York, NY 10012

SUPER CUTE: NYC's indoor drive in is back!!

One of the best (though pricey) date spots in NYC shut down this spring but is now coming back permanently.
DRV-IN allows you to book a private indoor vintage car with the movie of your choice. It's AMAZING! They give you a DVD of the movie and 2 t-shirts* .

* dont wear the t-shirt at the same time as your date- unless its in bed
* bring your own refreshments b/c all they have is popcorn. Mini bottles of wine and snacks might be a good idea

Product of the Week: Fantasy Fetish's pink bondage tape

This non-stick tape (made of PVC so it will only stick to itself not to your skin) is totes fun AND easy to use.
Manhattanites check it out at Tic Tac Toe:
161 W 4th Street-   (212)462-0019   or Chelsea location
6th Ave @ 17th Street