Fun In The Sun

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I recently went to the atlantisbahamas.com which is now managed by
Brookfield Hospitality Management (the jury is out if that is a good thing for this resort or bad thing).

I don’t know about you, but I always find the Bahamians to be very welcoming. So, on one of the days when I was lying in the sun, trying to get as tan as a Bahamian I struck up a conversation with the lifeguard on his stand next to me. He had all kinds of opinions about the resort after working there for a couple of years. He didn’t seem too impressed with the new management company and felt the property was being used in a real estate game by constantly being bought and sold, so the management companies could make money. He also thought, families would still go to the Atlantis even though Bahamar.com in Nassau or the NEW Bahamian Riviera, as it’s being called, was opening soon with a Rosewood, SLS Lux and Grand Hyatt.

In spite of the real estate transaction, the resort is and has been amazing to go to with kids and families. Where else can you get beautiful tropical weather, celebrity chef restaurants that are actually good! (A must go to is the Todd English restaurant, Olives.) As well as gambling, high-end resort amenities and an amazing water park.

After a few minutes of chatting with the lifeguard, he started to ask me what I was drinking in my starbucks mug. “A skinny vanilla latte”, I said, naturally, what else would it be? Well, I guess I should have known I was now going to be told how there are horrible chemicals in processed coffee and food, right? While the sun is blazing away and all I wanted to do was jump in the pool he said, I should be drinking organic ground coffee from beans and do I grow my own produce?? When he found out I lived in New York, I think he gave me an I-can’t-grow-organic-produce pass due to our cold weather. It was a funny to know every country is obsessed with organically grown foods.

So, of course I came home and ran to my favorite coffee hang-out, Tazza.  They have 20 something different flavors of coffee and some are organic, they even have the grinder right next to the beans! My lifeguard friend would be so impressed that I made the switch to organic coffee beans for my morning coffee. And to my surprise, I like it much better!

Who said you can’t learn a thing or two while you’re on vacation?

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The One With The Make-Up

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It must be glamorous and sexy to say I grew up in Ibiza as opposed to saying…I grew up in Armonk. Charlotte Tilbury hails from Ibiza and her self-named line is the latest, hottest new make-up line to hit Bergdorf’s legendary basement! So, of course she was destined to become a make-up artist to the stars with that address! I hear she’s EVEN worked with the Tom Ford line.

I recently paid a visit to the counter of this new make-up line and loved it. There were three factors that played into my falling for it; 1) my “make-up guru” friend liked it and bought something 2) the make-up artist/sales guy did a great sales job (and should win salesman of the year) based on 3) the names that he explained were given to the various shades of blushes.

The blush story; Charlotte named her different “swish and pop” blush colors after the different emotional levels of falling in love: first love, love glow, ecstasy, love is the drug and the climax, so cute, clever and of course SEX-Y SELLS check out the link to the product http://www.charlottetilbury.com/us/products/face/cheek.html

How timely is this, being that they’re having an event at Bergdorf’s this Tuesday, Oct 7th where you can meet Charlotte and gasp at her fabulousness and of course, her make-up line.

Happy Blushing!

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Veggetti

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It’s true… this hot, new healthy kitchen gadget has a catchy name that could be slang for a body part. The creator clearly knew it would be a big seller with the name Veggetti! It smacks you right in the face when you walk into Bed Bath and Beyond and is sold for $14.99. It’s also for sale on amazon for $11.

It makes a great zucchini spaghetti, and like in the picture above, you can slice up an English cucumber, put a splash of rice vinegar on it and add some cut up tomatoes. Voila, you have a great refreshing salad!

What would we do without this latest phallic symbol kitchen tool? It finally allows us to have fun in the kitchen while cooking no calorie, somewhat tasteless meals!

SabriasBrows

I recently went to have my brows done and I love the shape that Sabria gave them! What I love about Sabria is that she’s a mom of three girls, following her passion and just trying to make it happen, just like the rest of us!

Sabria currently sees clients privately AND she has set up shop in NYC as well! She does an amazing job and I couldn’t wait to share the news with everyone. So, if you are tired of going to the Benefit Cosmetics counter factory (like I was) give Sabria a call! I think you’ll be happy you did.

Also realizing, now that my brows look great, I may need to do a little botox…