Wednesday, April 29, 2009
This is it- Last Playboy Sample sale at the 5th Ave office...tear...We are heading out to Chicago next week so come get lots of cool Playboy stuff (all categories including home, barware, apparel accessories and lingerie)
730 Fifth Avenue- 3rd Floor
(at 57th Street)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
New virtual gifting website, GIVE REAL, allows customers to purchase a "drink" and email it to a friend. You can select the drink and amount (from $1.00-$99.00). Once received, the amount is added to the recipient's credit card of choice and can be used at any establishment that accepts their card.
Being the instant gratification fiend that I am, I'd rather just take my friends out for drinks of a more instant variety rather than pay-paling them a theoretical one...but I do think its a cute/flirty idea for someone you'd like to get to know better or perhaps who lives in another city (start sending them to Chicago peeps- I'm gonna need a few martinis!) ;)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I thought it was the ladies' answer to ManHunt to for a minute but no. Far better! Chic- as in "adj: (shek) adopting or setting current fashions and styles; sophisticated" Seeker...
This awesome trend blog from Canadian Cuties- Erin Summer-Kibblewhite and Suzanne Colmer is spot on! They also have their own image consulting firm based in Toronto.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
One of my favourite NYC retailers, Babeland, is celebrating tax day by offering free Gold Digger vibrators (pictured-LOVE the gold swarovski crystals!!) to the first 100 customers who announce they've filed their tax return.
For those of you who can't make it to the store... the same gift is offered to the first 100 web orders today and all purchases in stores and online are tax free all day.
43 Mercer Street
LOWER EAST SIDE:
94 Rivington Street
462 Bergen Street
Monday, April 13, 2009
I accidentally stumbled onto Scott's Flower Shop on the way to a trend seminar in Koreatown. I was running late but couldn't help but notice the interesting display of small but gorgeous bouquets that were peeking out of vases attached to their front wall. I made a mental note of the location and returned the following day.
The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. They offer an impressive selection, from their 10.00 (tax included) daily bouquets to 355.00 custom gift baskets with Dom Perignon.
Delivery is available online (within Manhattan)
15 W. 37th Street (btw 5th and 6th Ave)
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Not what you're thinking I'm sure*
As the seasons begin to change a lot of my friends and co-workers seem to be suffering from some nasty ailments...If your lady is under the weather creativity is key.
A good friend of mine recently came down with mono, and between her mini-comas her fiance cooked up all her favourite snacks and served them to her in bed while playing her favourite movies.
Another girl I know just experienced a horrible coldsore episode(like zombies attacked her upper lip.) When she came home exhausted and feeling less than sexy from a dr's appointment her girlfriend suprised her with dinner from her favourite restaurant, cabernet (with a straw naturally) and ridiculous matching stick-on mustaches as a temporary fix.
*(on a more predictable note: the costume pictured WILL be available this Halloween here and local costume retailers)
Monday, April 6, 2009
I recently got back from leading a week long creative conference in Germany. I returned home ecstatic to see my girlfriend but a little jet-lagged and overworked (with additional travel planned for the following week).
I walked into my place to find her waiting with champagne, a spotless apartment, a completely stocked fridge with all my favourite goodies, my drycleaning picked up and hung, and my favourite necklace straight from Tiffany's, where it had been cleaned and polished. All the little things that become a strain when you find yourself hopping from one plane to the next had miraculously been taken care of for me before I could even begin planning how to start the first on the list. I was blown away...even I could not have planned such a thoughtful and flawlessly executed surprise...
And then, just as I regained my composure...I found a gorgeous Hello Kitty (one of my fave icons of all time) painting in my bedroom that my girlfriend had a NYC pop artist create specifically for me!
In less than five minutes all the stress of work, travelling and my upcoming schedule melted away because I felt so completely taken care of.
You know that super seductive Victoria's Secret Christmas commercial with the tagline "Give me everything I want and nothing I need..." It's brilliant because: obviously it's sexier to recieve the decadent things you crave than necessecities... But I've recently found that the SEXIEST gift is a creatively planned combination of BOTH...
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Like that theme song for Queer Eye used to say "All things just Keep Getting Better"...
It looks like April is bringing lots of goodness to NYC, including one of the UK's #1 retailers.
Top Shop carries tons of cheap and chic mens and women's apparel and accessories (think London's higher end Forever 21).
TOP SHOP opens tomorrow at:
478 Broadway (btw Houston St and LaGuardia Pl.)
The Franklin Bowles Gallery in Soho is having a LeRoy Neiman exhibit through April 5th (this Sunday) He's the guy who draws the cute little topless sprite named Femlin who hangs out on Playboy's Joke page (and some other famous stuff.)
Check it out at:
Franklin Bowles Gallery
431 W. Broadway
Starting April 5, the Tribeca Grand Hotel is hosting complimentary screenings of Manhattan based classic and cult favorites. Screenings take place in their private 98 seat theatre (pictured) at 6:30pm each Sunday.
April 5 -Manhattan
April 12-Breakfast at Tiffany's
April 19-Taxi Driver
April 26-The Squid and the Whale
The hotel's restaraunt, Church Lounge, is also offering a Sunday night prixe fixe three course meal.
To make a reservation call: 212-519-3565
Tribeca Grande Hotel
2 Sixth Avenue (at White Street)