Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ricky's Magic Combs

Last summer, Ricky's invented an ingenious set of combs designed to impart shine directly into your hair while you comb, no product required. So how'd they do it? Olive oil baked right into the plastic.

This year, they're upping the ante to not only attack dull, listless locks, but to battle frizz and dried out beach hair. The No Frizz comb slides olive oil and keratin onto your locks.
The Sun comb directly deposits sunscreen and nutritional oils including extracts of jojoba, macadamia, avocado, carrot seed, and sea buckthorn to help hair reflect UV light.
Just comb your hear. It's just that easy, and you'd be doing it anyways. Might as well make it count.

Natural Watersliding

Over 4th of July weekend, I had the opportunity to go natural water sliding. Have you been wondering what the heck that is since I posted it? Well, it's basically what it sounds like. You sit at the top of a creek bed, positioned in the current of the water flow, and wait to be sucked down the "slide" a smooth rock path the water has worn. You go through a couple deep pools and end in a little natural whirlpool. That's me at the top of the first slide!
In other words, its every little girl's dream. Or mine at least, I have always thought about how cool it would be to water slide in nature, or to float down a small, gentle waterfall, but until last year I didn't think it was possible. Then last Autumn I visited Ohiopyle State Park with my sister for a hike, and we came across a sign for natural water slides. I have been imagining what it would be like ever since. This summer when I went for a visit, it was at the top of my list of things to do.

In reality, natural water sliding wasn't exactly what I had imagined. Call me spoiled from years of riding down perfectly smooth plastic tubes, but sliding over smooth rock surfaces can do a number on your toes and knees if you don't have the proper attire. I recommend water shoes and some spandex pants to avoid scrapes. And, it was slightly terrifying (in a good, exhilarating kind of way) to be totally under the control of the current. Water is strong, and the pull of the current was more forceful than anything I could have swam against. All in all, it was a great adrenaline rush. Will I hurry to do it next time I'm in Pittsburgh? Probably not. Have I checked it off my bucket list? Certainly.

Friday, July 29, 2011

In Oddball Beauty Advice

Self magazine recommends eating a serving of orange veggies a day to get a healthy summer glow, think carrots and red peppers. Why? These veggies are so high in carotenoids that they can give skin a subtle orange tint when eaten in large quantities. Not only are they low in calories and filling, they’ll give you the same hue as a spray tan in no time flat.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Chelsea Art Walk 2011

Today is the annual Chelsea art walk where galleries fling open their doors to the public and provide live music, refreshments, and more. It runs from 5-8pm tonight, and includes over 125 galleries. There will be live music, film screenings, and artist/curator talks. For those of you who are mostly in it for the free food and booze with a little blast of culture on the side, there are a variety of activities and cocktail receptions going on.
  • A new ice cream sandwich is unveiled by the Coolhaus truck at Meulensteen
  • An artist will cut up dollah dollah bills yo for souveniers at Pavel Zoubok
  • You can have a Polaroid portrait made at Porter/Contemporary
  • Drink tequila at Vogt
  • Drink Bellinis and listen to music at Sudarem Tagore
  • Have a shave ice at Jenkins Johnson
Download your map here . And as a cool bonus, they are having everyone who attends upload photos to Flikr with the tag “Chelsea Art Walk 2011” so that the public can view pictures of the events. Check-check it out!

Rolling into Summer

Get out your neon hot pants, and get ready to pretend it’s the early 90’s. No, I’m not promoting becoming a hipster, I actually have a good reason! Uniqlo is making my dreams come true and bringing a roller rink to NYC (albeit temporarily). The 8,000 square foot oval is opening today under the High Line and has moved to the top of my to-do list for the weekend. The first 500 skaters today through Saturday get in free. After that it’s $12 for admission including skate rental. Enter at West 30th street and 10th Avenue. $12 for a flashback to roller skating parties of my youth, and pretending to be a roller disco diva for a few hours? A bargain if you ask me. If only they handed out little gummy bracelets and stickers as prizes to the best skaters. Sigh. And when you’re too sweaty to skate any more, pop up to the high line and lounge in one of their reclining chairs with a refreshing beverage.

Hello Friends!

 As promised, I’m back in action before August is here (just barely). And boy! Have I been busy! While I’ve been away (missing blogging of course!), I’ve been running around doing all these glorious things:

While June and July have been packed with wonderful events, and gobs of fun, I must say that I am looking forward to an August where most of my free time will be spent drinking and eating outdoors, or laying on a blanket in my bathing suit, with a picnic basket nearby. More to come on all my goings on in the next few days.

What have you been up to this summer?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer Hiatus

Hi Friends! As you all have noticed, I haven't posted in a long long time. Due to wedding season in full swing, and other summer things, I've been fresh out of time for you. But don't worry, I'm missing for a minute, but I haven't forgotten all of you. I'll be back and posting again by the time August rolls around! Get out there and enjoy some sunshine!


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