Thursday, September 25, 2008
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
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
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
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 www.burton.com, $429.95 each
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
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
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
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:
*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
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...
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.
Friday, September 12, 2008
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???)
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
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!
www.hauntedhousenyc.com 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
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
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: www.louisvuitton.com
The '09 additions are GORGEOUS and coming soon --->
The House Bunny, starring Anna Faris is a great date movie: pop culture driven, quirky and fun.
-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.
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
:firstname.lastname@example.org 201-560-0027 They also have a sugar-free low carb version- yum
Monday, September 8, 2008
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.
59th Street @ Lex- 4th Floor
www.tudify.com 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"
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
Roosevelt Hotel rooftop bar
Madison @ 46th Street
3)Hudson Sky Terrace
356 W. 58th Street
Saturday, September 6, 2008
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
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
thats a tricky sitch...here'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) www.lipsnyc.com
2) Jekyll & Hyde- funny theme restaraunt in greenwich village. waiters will sing to you and cause a scene....it 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 ;)
I love anything requiring a costume and this website is AMAZING! at www.3wishes.com 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...
* 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: www.agentprovocateur.com
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
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
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
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