Monthly Archives: June 2014

TREND? BINGE #Restaurant hopping #Binging and Proud, no longer dirty secret! I’ll tell you mine, if you tell me yours!

  The word" Binge" today is not what it use to be, people want to be over satisfied then talk about it, no longer dirty little secret and all legal!  Binge Culture gives consumers permission to be addicts, this is my observation and a big trend!


We have become a culture that embraces overdoing it, but now binging is becoming the norm. We all have a binge side to us, admit it  “binging satisfies a craving,”everything oversized, buying more, faster, instant gratification, we all want to feel like we have control and feel satisfied and then want to share it!  "5 restaurants in one night"IMG_5277

BINGE Restaurant hopping :People want to  over-satisfy desire., with no guilt.”, we all are binging on something, some admit some don't. I recently had lunch with a old friend, and he said that he and his wife will eat  up to five meals, hopping from one restaurant to another.  This  sounded insane to me!! Hedonistic! why why??  I could not understand until Until I tried it and it was fun, very fun, I actually ate less, drank  less and saw more sights then usual. Okay it cost a lot more too, but instead of going to the theater, or a show the restaurants became a live entertainment, how fast can the food reach the table, which restaurant offers better service, and on and on. It was fun, sitting and thinking about where I was going next. The insanity and binging was fun, and IM telling you about it. I can't dine like this all the time but once in a while its just silly fun!

Binge Shopping and celebrity watching:

This is a new trend,  people are doing.  Think about our behavior as a society, how quick can you download, how quick before somebody "likes" what you put on Facebook, its all speed into every aspect of out lives. "Speed dating" "microwave version" of a story, quick fast satisfying, actually, I want to be over satisfy the consumer. Yes that's what we want we want to be "wowed", we want a story a story with good content and to be entertained,, am I right? People want to feel the power of making the choice, this binging gives people a sense of power.

Binge eating, no longer dirty secret: How many resturants did you hit last night?IMG_5246

 “Binging” has been shameful and dangerous — think eating, drugs, no control -its a dirty little secret that  people use to want to hide BUT now people want to share.  This sounds nuts but its my observation. Binge is now a mainstream  word, we all know exactly what it means. Bingers may still feel guilty and hung over, but love it.IMG_5248

IM a consumer, Mom, and entrepreneur, and have noticed when the "binge" happens people have to feel overwhelmed for some time. The story of the binge wants to be told, or worn ($5,000.00 pocketbook) ($425. sunglasses) , and the compliments and interest is all part of  satisfaction. Does that make sense? Binge Culture gives consumers permission to be addicts and maybe even expects that behavior. It’s the idea that too much is not enough and that it’s okay to feel good about being a bit bad.

IM sending you all relaxing energy and encourage you just to take a big yoga breath and slow down. Because Binge is now a mainstream word and behavior. IMG_5268



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Everybody should have a manicured hand! I’ll tell YOU why!

Why do you think everybody loves a good mani? I think It feels better, cheap additionally can change your mood. Even if you feel "a mess" when your nails are done, you feelbetter. I discovered this very cool little nail artist. Her name is Natile. I like a natural nail for myself, with a fun color polish, but always admire the ladies with the big statement nails. I think it's a way to express, and show your frivolous creative side. We all know that fake nails are not for everyday, but a good mani and fun colors and designs can put a smile on any girls face.



Shellac manicures are all the rage right now, especially with summer coming up! If you have not heard about them: Shellac is a type of polish that stays relatively chip-free for up to two weeks. The polish is a cross among regular and gel polish, which means a stronger formula to hold up during all your summer fun!

Here’s why Shellac manicures should be the only thing on your nails this season:

Shellac lasts longer than regular manicures – Let’s face it: regular manis at the salon is hard to keep nice. Shortly after a manicure, polish already starts to chip.  It’s great for an event, but go a couple days, and you need a touch up. You do not have to worry about chipping with Shellac. They cost a fraction more, yet they last twice as long, giving you more time to enjoy the glorious summer whether.

Shellac takes less time to dry – We are all busy people. Say goodbye to sitting around waiting at your nails to be ready! No more chipping them because they weren’t dry. Shellac polish is dried by UV3 technology. At the salon, you just let your nails sit under a small UV light for a couple minutes, and then you are done. Simple!

Shellac designs are limitless  – It’s true: you CAN have shiny nails and designs that last! Shellac has a glossy finish and comes in all kinds of colors, so you can get great designs that do not chip off. The best part: it can be removed easily at your salon OR at home with 100% acetone nail polish remover. so got to natlie 


For years, acrylic, or artificial, nails have been the answer for anyone who has longed for well-manicured hands. They don't chip, peel or crack, and you don't have to wait weeks for your nails to grow to have fabulous fingernails. Aside from time and money necessary to maintain acrylic nails, there can be some downsides, which usually involve nail fungus or an allergic reaction to the polymer-based substances in the product.




above nails were created and manicured by Nail Phomaniac world class freelance nail tech-artist Nathalie 914-648-6183 GO TO LINK


For most people, acrylic nails are a safe cosmetic enhancement. While it's unlikely that acrylic nails will harm your health, some people may notice that their real nails get tougher or become discolored [source: Gibson]. If this happens, simply remove the acrylic nails and let your fingernails grow out. However, there are some more serious consequences of having acrylic nails.   



Some ingredients in acrylic nails are highly flammable, so they must be kept at a distance from hair straighteners, dryers or curling irons, as well as from heat and flames when cooking [source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration].



Infection is another potential health problem that can develop — this is especially likely if you bump the nails or if they begin to separate from your natural nail. The moist, dark space between your nail and the acrylic is a perfect breeding ground for fungus and bacteria. You may not immediately notice the signs of infection because your nails are covered, so it's best not to leave acrylic nails in place too long [source:Gibson]. If your immune system is compromised in any way, perhaps due to drug treatments like chemotherapy, an autoimmune disease or a history of fungal infections or poor blood circulation, you're at a higher risk of developing an infection and may want to forgo acrylic nails [source: WebMD].

nails can change how you feel about yourself. For instance, some professional women who lost their jobs were loathe to cut a weekly manicure from their expenses, arguing that the indulgence helped them to look professional [source: Saint Louis]. Second, the process is undeniably relaxing, from the hand massage, to the careful attention to each finger. Third, sometimes it's hard to deny a bride who's made a round of manicures mandatory for the bridal party.




Regardless of the reason for the beauty treatment, a manicure forces you to take some time for yourself. How you spend that time is up to you — rehashing recent dramas with your friend in the adjacent chair or chatting with the manicurist. After all, you and the manicurist practically hold hands, and if you know each other well, you might catch up on life since the last manicure.

Even if you and your nail technician aren't best buddies, you can benefit from a manicure in ways beyond the obvious. For instance, nail biters may refrain from chomping on their digits if they're looking at a set of perfect nails sparkling with Moon Over Mumbai polish.



Not everyone sees the point of sitting in a salon and devoting an hour or so to your nails. Manicures don't last forever; that's why the salon can count on you coming back and spending more money. Your manicure will start chipping in three days if you're hard on your hands — washing them frequently, working with them and not wearing gloves when doing dishes. For the average person, though, a manicure lasts a solid week. You may even be able to stretch it into two weeks by adding a clear top coat every other day.
Even if you'd never place a pinky finger in a salon, you may be curious about the men and women in your life who disappear weekly behind those glass doors. Keep reading to learn about manicures and the secrets behind well-groomed hands.a



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Start by taking off old polish with a nonacetone remover. You've probably heard that acetone dries out your nails, but breathing in the fumes can also cause throat irritation and even increase your pulse rate, according to the National Institutes of Health. Instead, try G2 Organics Nail Polish Remover

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Williamsburg Brooklyn my NEW SoHo and far more authentic!



Williamsburg has become one of the many a new Hot spots for the what is "hip" & "cool" in not just Brooklyn but in New York City!!  I love it! There are great restaurants, cool shops affordable artwork. 

I think I lost my love of Soho, on my last visit when shopping, I saw a sidewalk artist and I was interested buying a photo he took, I asked him how much and he said $3000.00,started getting the yucks, the sidewalks are so crowded, every art gallery you enter, starting price $5000.00 up, by time I pay for parking have lunch buy a few things, its a costly day. Right now, I am in love with Williamsburg, its family friendly, has great Vintage stores, street artist that are so talented and willing to negotiate, colorful people, and very relaxed back. My whole family enjoys the day trip, its very low stress and interesting, and a place that inspires my artistic side. IMG_5180

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The Creative Times is excellent, I just discovered this too in Williamsburg, you have to ck it out its a lot of fun. I love this phot artist, whats old is new again with his own style. $20.00 a picture, yes I bought and it captured a great day.




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It's hard to hide a 75-foot-long, lily-white mammy in the shape of a sphinx in Brooklyn, but renowned artist Kara Walker has managed to pull it off. The trick: Stick it inside an abandoned building that's soon to see the ugly side of a wrecking ball.

The bare-breasted humanimal, whose skin is made of sugar, currently lurks in the abandoned Domino Sugar Refinery in Williamsburg. The iconic processing plant, which dates to the 1850s (though a fire once caused it to be rebuilt), ceased operations in 2004 and is slated to become just one more mixed development. To give it a fitting send-off, the arts group Creative Time tapped Walker—known for her cut-paper silhouettes loaded with themes of race, violence, and sexuality—to gift it with something truly monumental.

The sculpture's full title, a sentence in itself, references the troubled, colonial history of the sugar trade that helped inspire the piece: "A Subtlety: The Marvelous Sugar Baby, an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World." The folks at Brooklyn Street Art offer some insight into the difficulties Walker and her team had in erecting it:

On a technical note, she offers special thanks to the fabricating sculptors who struggled with the amber candy material as it reacted to changes in temperature and humidity. The floor itself had to be power-washed to loosen and dispel an inch of thick goo, and as we spoke she pointed to the dripping of a molasses type of liquid from the ceiling onto the sculpture. Asked by the [Creative Time] team if the sphinx should be whitened each time there was a drip, the artist decided that she likes the dripping effect so they will leave it as is and watch how the piece ages with the history of the building.

Below, find photos that Creative Time has offered of the Sphinx's mightiness. For those wishing to pay tribute in the flesh, trek to Williamsburg for the work's public debut this Saturday, May 10, and on certain hours every Friday to Sunday until July 6.

Photos of the artwork by Jason Wyche, courtesy of Creative Time; image of the Domino plant by Beyond My Ken / Wikipedia

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How To Train Your Dragon 2′ Screening with America Ferrera and Kit Harington

As a parent, I liked this movie and the lesson, follow your passion, find your dream, and sometimes it does not always have a happy ending, and collateral damage does happen in the pursuit. It was a good movie I do agree with the reviews, of a four 1/2 star rating. In the theater there were some young kids and one little girl said " I just closed my eyes, when it looked scary". We all liked the movie and it's defiantly worth seeing. This is my experience at the screening, meeting and seeing two of my favorite stars.

IMG_5085IMG_5088NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 11: Denise Albert, America Ferrera, Kit Harington and Melissa Gerstein attend the 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Screening hosted by The Moms at Regal Union Square on June 11, 2014 in New York City.

 Picture from Games of Thrones HBO hit series starring Kit Harington as Jon Snow, also starring in How To Train Your Dragon 2 he plays  Kit Harington as Eret, a dragon trapper who sells captured dragons.  My daughter asked him what it like to be in two hits, TV and animation? He said it was a great question and likes TV better so he can use his own expressions. Kit's energy was very intense and focused, he took his time answering all the questions  seemed very happy to meet and greet the audience.



IMG_5090America Ferrera as Astrid Hofferson, Hiccup's girlfriend. She rides her dragon Stormfly, a Deadly Nadder. As I was watching America, I could not help but notice a large security guard standing very close at hand. I am sure it had to do with the "crazy" who dove under America's dress at Cannes. At this event she looked very beautiful in her black PANTS!  She told us it took three years to make this movie.

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