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THE Cake Boss!! Every kid seems to know who Buddy is, my daughter loves this show. She had me watch back to back to back episodes. Being a very visual person, I was mesmerized by the beautiful cakes and the family dynamics. I did a "reality show" so I am very familiar with the manipulation and stagged antics, but who cares. This show makes a beautiful product and I loved all the personalities in the bake shop. They are not mean spirited, and all have one goal to satisfy the customer and create. So when my daughter said she wanted to visit Carlos's Bakery, in Hoboken I was in. The only thing I honestly knew about Hoboken, NJ is that's where Frank Sinatra's from. There is no doubt people are big fans of TLC's "Cake Boss" show. , so the excursion to Hoboken , Carlo's Bakery — home of the "Cake Boss" began.
We took the ferry from NYC, SeaPort Authority and then walked to Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop, it was a long walk from the ferry to Carlos's bakery, we stopped for lunch along the way at one of the many restaurants they have along Washington Street.
Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop
95 Washington St., 201-659-3671
Finally when we go there, I thought we could just walk in, and for some reason crazy thought we would see Buddy, get a tour, something..but when we arrived we were shocked SHOCKED to see a line across the street in front of CVS. A man from the bakery came out and handed us a number, I don't like to wait in lines (who does on a hot day) but for my daughter we waited one hour. I have to say it was not that bad waiting, we met people from all over the world who wanted to visit. I met a women from Finland and she knew all the episodes and said that this was on her to do list when she was visiting NYC. On line the anticipation started to build, as crazy as that sound to taste this cake!! When our number was called, we went into the small store front bakery, packed with people buying cookies, cakes. T-shirts, autographed mugs, DVD's.
No tour, No Buddy, No sisters just very nice people taking your order. We bought it all the cake, T-shirts, Mug, cookies (which were excellent). My daughter wanted the beach cake with the surf boards and brown sugar sand. It was one layer chocolate filled with fudge and the bottom layer vanilla. The cake was moist and very flavorful, it cost $50.00 for a small cake…eeekkkk but her it was part of the experience. It was a full day event and IM glad we did it. Since then I have learned if you just want a Cake Boss cake, there is a store in Time Square, and supper markets carry them.
My advice would be to go very early in the morning, or near the end of the day the line will be less, also buy extra cookies because when you get home everyone wants to sample. I also hear that Buddy Valastro does visit occasionally but don't expect to meet him then the kids won't be disappointed.
Knicks stylish player, Amar'e Stoudemire sang to blurred lines by Robin Thicke as he watched the The Strut fashion show for stylish Mom's. Is he a fan of the Thicke??
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Redding.com Debra Atlas: The Hickey Stick covers more than embarassing hickies By Debra Atlas Saturday, August 10, 2013
Debra Atlas: The Hickey Stick covers more than embarassing hickies
By Debra Atlas
Saturday, August 10, 2013I recently tested a product called The Hickey Stick, an organic two-step concealer/cover-up stick from G2Organics.
Used by both men and women, its thick, rich formula gives easy coverage. It works well to cover breakouts, scars, bruises, tattoos, razor cuts — and embarrassing hickies. It can even be used under eye shadow to conceal those dark circles.
Cherie Corso, one of G2Organics’ co-founders, says her daughter even uses The Hickey Stick to treat mosquito bites.
The Hickey Stick is made with non-toxic natural and organic ingredients. It contains no parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or lanolin, but includes ingredients such as rosemary, zinc oxide and Vitamin E.
Corso, an entrepreneur and a print model, and her partner, Marie Elena Lamarie, a finance major, entrepreneur and cosmetologist, take health and healing to heart. Since launching their company in 2009, they have become a leader in green beauty, producing safe, organic, eco-friendly, non-toxic products good for both consumers and the environment.
Both women are Reiki Master healers. A hands-on healing method, Reiki plays a part in all the products their company offers. All of their products are Reiki charged or imbued with Reiki healing energy.
Corso has been a guest on the Dr. Oz show, interviewed by the Wall Street Journal and other noted venues about her company and its natural products. She realizes that not everyone can do everything organic. But, she says, “If you do one or two things (green) in your beauty routine, you help lessen the impact of the chemicals you’re using on your body (and) in the environment.”
“Every little bit helps,” she said.
The Hickey Stick is a two-stick, two-step system. The first stick acts as a primer to mark what you want to conceal. The second stick neutralizes the first, to give even coverage. It’s available in both light and dark shades to match any skin tone.
Priced at $24.95 for two sticks, a portion of sales goes to help cancer research.
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Visual comedy, life lesson and cute little blue guys is a winning formula for cast and Raja Gosnell the director of The Smurfs 2. I saw the movie in NYC at a blue carpet screening, it was very exciting for my daughter to meet the smurfs, okay I loved it too, they were so cuddly and cute!! Hank Azaria who played Gargame was there too, he kills me, I have liked him since his roll in Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts, remember?? He walked into the room with out a cape and said "Hello my little Smurfs", my ten year old loved it, some of the kids got scared but it was so funny. YES YES I wanted a picture, but we stepped back and let the photogs do their thing. We took the moment, sometimes like all of us we take everything in through camera, so we stayed in the moment and I just felt the energy. Honestly I was "NY COOL" with Hank but could not contain myself when I ran in to Dan Abrams legal analyst at Dan Abrams (danabrams) on Twitter ABC News Good Morning America with his family. He is just a nice smart man,
I had to give him a crystal for continued positive energy. I just respect his legal opinion on cases he always breaks it down and has a logical point of view. I just appreciate his authentisy vs some of the blow hards I see and hear on TV. Anyhow back to the movieThe Smurfs 2 | Official Movie Site | Sony Pictures
The Smurfs have been just smuffing since their 2011 big-screen outing, but there’s trouble stirring in their new adventure-comedy that will require their mix of optimism and silly enthusiasm to resolve the wraith of Sorcerer Gargamel (Hank Azaria).
The movie had a vibe of happiness, and beloning to a family. I enjoyed the NewYork City scenes and Katy Perry Katy Perry (katyperry) on Twitterwas just the perfect! We all went to the party at Dylan's Candy Bar.
The birthday of Smurfette’s (Katy Perry) KATY PERRY // Official Website // presents the opportunity for her to recall her conflicted origins – rather than a “true-blue” Smurf, I just love the picture above from the LA event in THE SUN, she was actually Gargamels daughter and raised by Popa Smurf. Because she was always shown unconditional love and respect she was a true Smurf, but always had bad dreams about not being "a real Smurf". Gargamel (Hank Azaria)Hank Azaria (HankAzaria) on Twitter, has a evil plan to kidnap her from her enchanted-forest home to obtain the formula for the magical Smurf-essence that Papa Smurf (Jonathan Winters) used to originally blessed her with blue skin. Once he has the secret, Gargamel plans to power up a host of Naughties, Smurf-sized creatures he’s created, to help him take over the world. The kids in the theater loved and feared Gargamel. It reminded me of how I felt about Crella de Vil the antagonist from 101 Dalmatians.
So he sent his Naughty daughter Vexy (Christina Ricci)http://www.christinaricci.ws to drag Smurfette through a magic portal and into the real world where he can toy and manipulate her inherent identity issues. Papa Smurf and his mismatched extraction team consisting of Grouchy (George Lopez),http://www.christinaricci.ws Clumsy (Anton Yelchin) and Vanity (John Oliver) will have to portal to the live-action world to reunite in Paris with his beautiful sweet young family of Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris) Neil Patrick Harris (NPHnews) on Twitter and Grace (Jayma Mays) Winslow, their live-action counterparts from the original movie, if they’re to have any chance of rescuing Smurfette.
Belgian Smurfs comic-strip originator PierreCulliford adds some visual interest, with Paris as the backdrop for the Smurfs’ rescue and recovery mission, I did enjoy the backdrop of Paris but NYC is where the action is. I loved the use of crystals in the movie, finally the recognition of the power of crystals in being recognizes. Thank YOU!
The Smurfs director Raja Gosnell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Scooby Doo) understand the power of cuteness, and deliverers with the Smurfs’ big-screen return. With the understanding of entertaining adults and kids he entertained us the audience enjoyed repeating lines, gags and life lessons. I likes the Smurf "talk" and the silliness, of the adjectives as names. I was able to sit back with my family and relax as well as be entertained. OMG I almost forgot to tell you to watch for this part….the "apartment scene" is so funny at the beginning of the movie with narsistic, self absorbed, parenting scene, when they give the little boy a Birthday party, is very funny. It personifies the "kookiness" and need for "PC" in parent's minds . I loved it, I wanted to jump up and scream YES YES see how nutty it's gotten.
In his final film role, Jonathan Winters reprises the beneficent Papa Smurf with the requisite twinkle in his voice, but compassionately understands Katie Perry’s bewildered, wounded and ultimately outraged Smurfette. Harris and Mays, as the parents of a young boy appropriately named “Blue” (JacobTremblay), acquit themselves good-natured enough, although it's Brendan Gleeson as Patrick’s well-intentioned but misunderstood stepfather, Vince Winslow, who is my favorite, shines throughout the movie even when he is a bird he is hysterical. Azaria ahain makes the movie, he is brilliant as the bumbelling wizard with the bad teeth. The unrelenting, team of Smurf rescuers featuring Lopez George Lopez (_George_Lopez__) on Twitter , Yelchin and Oliver were very funny.
Overall I loved this movie and also check out my favorite The Moms in Chicogo at the MAMARAZZI EVENT, http://themoms.com They were fantastic!
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I just love going to the movies, I love the shared experience with my family and being in a theater, AMC Loews 34th Street 14 – New York, New York 10001 – AMC Theatresespecially if its a thrilling movie, I love the 3D, the smell of popcorn,the big screen, going to the theater, finding a seat, putting on my 3D glasses and being transported. I know today the home experience is so good, on your comfortable couch, with snacks, the family and the dog on your lap. It's sometimes hard to justify the time ,effort and expense, to go to the movies, but trust me this movie is worth it. The Wolverine | Official Movie Site | View Trailers | NOW PLAYING The action scenes had us screaming and cheering in and out of our seats. Hugh Jackman was exciting, his true energy and high frequency jumped off the screen. He humanizes, a comic character. If your not familiar with the comic, you will still enjoy this movie. This does have , blood, a little swearing in the right places and a great story line. I liked the message about Karma and repaying debts and that sometimes things aren't as they appear and people have different motives. I think this can open up conversation with your children in a exciting current way. In the movie the car of choice was the Audi The Wolverine Teams Up With Audi For Promotional Content | Comicbook.com , I am in love with this car. The cars World Class reputation delivered! The chauffeured Audi picked us up and drove us around all day. We went to lunch and shopped on Madison Ave, as the car waited for us outside. Okay as a NewYorker, we see it all and are so use to seeing beautiful cars that most people don't even notice. I have to tell you my experience, everywhere we went in this car, heads were turned people even snapped pictures. We felt like movie stars, this car Audi delivered the whole experience. The performance of this car on the open road was far superior then my car. I personally would love to buy this car.
The Wolverine, 2013 American-Australian superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine, starring my favorite Hugh Jackman. I think this movies one is the best, he brings a adrenalin filled performance that we viewed on the AMC Empire 25 3D theater was thrilling to watch, the claws, even the fashion Viper wore had me reeling. I will be sporting the black leather gloves with gold studs at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2014.
Okay now lets get to the good part as promised," what Hugh Jackman was really like in person?" The Mamarazzi event hosted by The MOMS Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein delivered him right to the theater (thanks girls). Security was tight, cameras filming. People snapping pictures. I was so lucky with a random seat I picked, he brushed right by me. He was tall and muscular, smelled very "clean" not heavily cologne, his energy was positive. I did my quick "energy Chakra scan", on him. I felt heat coming from his shoulders, I could tell he had a lot on his mind, he is a thinker, very smart. He handled the media and fans with grace and had a humble confidence. A genuine nice guy, a hard worker, family man. He talked about his family and not being away from them more then two weeks. I liked that. My daughter could not wait to ask him a question. She was brought to the front.
As a kid who loves to swim and spends a lot of time in the pool. I notice as temperatures climb , I find myself going for a cold dunk in the pool. Swimming is most peoples favorite summer activity. It's a body workout thats fun. But there is one bad side about swimming in the pool, it has so much chlorine
"Chlorine is used as a disinfectant to kill harmful bacteria in the water. This keeps you from getting sick from E. coli and other nasty germs, but it also strips out the natural oils that protect your hair from damage and daily wear. Since I don't want my hair to turn into hay, I've learned to coat my strands with hair product before I jump into the pool." – MIN-JA LEE
so i have some tips so that cant happen
1. put coconut oil in hair before and after swim
2.try Pantene pro-v bb cream
3. shower imidetely after swim shampoo and condition an leave condoner until next swim TRY ONES BELOW
Ear candling feel so good and you will be shocked when you see what comes out! I know it sounds scary to some when I say Im going to put a candle in your ear and light it on fire. Let me explain the history. "Ear candling/coning can be understood as an ancient healing modality – Atlantean, Mayan, Egyptian, Tibetan – which has many other healing practices, periodically spent time in "hiding". It was originally used in conjunction with initiation practices for spiritual leaders in order to strengthen their positions a s bearers of great truths and as beacons of light in the darkness. Ear coning was used to open the spiritual centers and to clear and cleanse the physical as well as emotional and other auric bodies. It was used in conjunction with other healing practices and assumed a co-creative position with these practices. Traditionally, conings were performed by master energetic healers who worked on the physical as well as intermediate planes.Conings were performed in the temples and usually occurred in a series of three, spaced strategically apart. The number of conings performed was individualized and depended upon either the amount of clearing which was necessary and/or the spiritual appetite of each person. Although seven conings were average, at times, as many as eleven conings were performed. Nine and eleven conings were considered to be aligned with the master numbers in numerology. Receiving nine or eleven conings symbolized achieving human perfection toward universal service Ear conings worked upon the physical body by detoxifying the sinus, lymphatic and other systems. Among other things, they provided clarity of hearing and vision, improvement in the sense of smell, taste and color perception as well as emotional stability and sharer mental functioning. In addition to working upon the physical body, coning worked directly with the chakra system to clear an strengthen the auric bodies as well. Traditionally, the first seven conings worked to clear and strengthen the physical body and the first seven layers of the auric field. Each coning would ALWAYS affect the physical body and then affect whichever auric layer needed most to be cleared at that moment. For example, the first coning affected the physical body and either the first auric layer (etheric body) or the second auric layer (the emotional body) or the third auric layer (the mental body-thought forms) or the fourth auric layer (the astral body) or the fifth auric layer (the etheric template-associated with sound healing) or the sixth auric layer (the emotional level of the spiritual plane) or the seventh auric layer (the mental level of the spiritual plane-past life band and present life plan).In Egypt, however. at various times, auric bodies were intercepted and provoked to release blocked energy in a sequence. For example, the first coning affected the physical body and the first auric layer, the second coning affected the physical body and the second auric layer and so on through the first seven conings. The eighth, ninth, tenth, and eleventh conings were performed in order to clear and strengthen the physical body and those bodies in the cosmic plane of existence – those crystalline bodies composed of extremely fine, high vibrations. These conings were thought to totally purify the physical body and to fine tune the auric field in order to allow one to resonate in the purist from in preparation for supreme service.It must be realized that coning was done simultaneously and coordinated with advanced haling practices using color, crystal, sound, and other soon to be revealed methods, to correct the obstructed natural flow of energy, balance the system, realign the spinal structure and cleans the body. These healing processes ritualistically purified individuals, allowing them to resonate to the highest vibrational frequencies. Realize, also, that upon your earth plane at this time, the number of conings required by individuals will be directly related to any other healing processes to which they are simultaneously exposed. I do ear cadling, in conjuction with Chakra Clearing. Many spa are now offering this servive. My favorite is Nicholas Day Spa and Salon in Pelham, NY. You will feel great!! No chemicals, all natural, gets the cob webs out and the energy flowing!