Thank you Marc Deliz for your incredible images capturing our ICONS Gala to benefit ReachWithin.org! Marc, a NY actor, photographer and artist, is working on his first book of Magical Realism photographs. Check him out, follow him and book him to capture the magic in your life! www.mdelizphotography.com
Theme: Goddesses & Warrior
Who’s Invited: 150 Badass Women & their Hot Dates
Dress Code: Inspired by Your Favorite Goddess
Spa & Wellness Treatments by The Lifestyle Lounge
Hula Hooping Class with Isamar of Hula Nation!
Live Performances & Dancing
Goddess Worthy Fruit & Appetizers
Drink Specials all Night!
October 6th 7:00 – 11pm
The Private Ballroom at 230 5th AvenueEarlybird Tickets start at $25 before Sept. 23th
Then $29 before Sept. 30th
Then $33 before Oct. 6th
Then $40 at the door
RSVP to Marcy@marcyclarkpr.com
Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.c
Miracle Stretch Therapy (bring leggings to lay on the table comfortably)
GET YOUR TICKETS
at this link: https://
On December 16th at THE LIFESTYLE LOUNGE you will have the opportunity to receive complimentary one on one consultations with lifestyle experts and wellness professionals and hear inspiring talks, all while lounging and enjoying yummy, healthy food samples and beverages.
This is not a health fair or expo! But a fun, relaxing lounge party.
You are invited to come relax and unwind from your busy day.
MINI WELLNESS TREATMENTS can include:
Stress and Headache Relief
A full list of the featured experts and vendors go to this link: http://
Right now when you use CODE: WM you will get $10 off the ticket price
Tickets here: https://lifestyleloungedecember2015.eventbrite.com
Here are all the details for the event:
Date: Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: 239 W 14th Street, (between 7th -8th Ave) Red Door Entrance
The last event completely sold out. I don’t want you to miss the chance to attend, so get your ticket today!
We all have those friends and loved ones – they march to the beat of their own drum, they have everything that they truly need and they value quality time over things – we LOVE them for all these qualities, but they sure are hard to shop for!
Here are some clever, healthy, thoughtful and totally unique gifts that give back to great causes, perfect for the most selfless and creative people in our lives.
For the Yogi You Love – AumHome Soulsprays give back to children’s charities in India and the US
SOULSPRAY by AumHome
Reiki infused essential oils, colloidal silver and crystal tinctures are hand blended by professional yogi, Feng Shui expert and healer Nidhi Huba at her Woodstock Retreat. Ideal for fortifying and perfuming your aura as well as every room of your house.
$27 per bottle
$54 for custom sprays, blended with specific intentions and wishes in mind, receive 2 bottles one for home and one for altar.
Each glass bottle comes with crystals in it that can be reused with your own essential oils. A portion of proceeds from each bottle benefits children’s charities in India and the US. www.aumhome.com
For the Kid In All of Us – The FAPE Coloring Kit supports cultural diplomacy through art
FAPE Coloring Book Kit
The FAPE Coloring Book Kit is the perfect gift to stoke a child’s creativity and help them think big about Art, their abilities and the world. It’s also great for adults who are into the Meditating-By-Coloring trend – have you tried it?
The Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies’ Coloring Kit is a colorful collaboration between artists Donald Robertson and EunSun Lee of CMYK+WHITE, INC. Donald “Drawbertson” Robertson is the creative force behind Estée Lauder Company Brands and Creative Director of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Many individuals may also recognize him for his colorful and whimsical illustrations commonly found on Instagram.
The $40 kit includes:
- Coloring book complete with 16 images of FAPE’s Site-Specific Collection (including works of art by Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Louise Bourgeois and others)
- Map and sticker set
- 8 pack of Crayola Crayons
- FAPE Site-Specific Catalogue
Proceeds from the kit go towards FAPE’s mission of cultural diplomacy through art!
For details and to order, please visit: www.fapeglobal.org/coloring-kit/.
For the Athletes and Weekend Warriors In Your Family – a great stocking stuffer, Perky Fruit Bodies supports organic farmers and also farming education for formerly homeless families in Florida
Perky Fruit Bodies
A great stocking stuffer for all your healthy, active family members! This innovative, fun and delicious pocket-friendly snack, made of only pure, whole organic fruit and superfoods such as raw cacao and raw coconut, is an ideal snack for kids, parents, athletes and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.
Founded by raw food educator Gil Cohen and his teenage sons RJ and Tal, Perky Fruit Bodies roll ups include naturally occurring, fiber, protein, enzymes and micronutrients and are Paleo-friendly and low-glycemic, to provide sustainable energy for the mind and body. www.perkyfruitbodies.com
For Anyone With Skin – Beauty Buster Skincare is a super-premium, locally made all natural line with products for Men and Women. All products give back to charities benefitting U.S. Vets and Veterans Families.
Beauty Buster Skincare
Beauty Buster Skin Care is award-winning esthetician Lora Condon’s all-natural answer to raising the standards of skin care by using all active ingredients and no fillers. Beauty Buster Skincare will always donate 10% of proceeds to charities benefiting military families and soldiers serving overseas. Beauty Buster Skincare features only the most highly effective natural ingredients including meadowfoam oil for moisture and anti-aging benefits, pine essential oil for healing and anti-bacterial properties, rosewater for soothing hydration and more.
Celebrating “Strength In Beauty,” Beauty Buster Skincare chose inspirational women and men as celebrity faces of the new line including: Miss Kansas Theresa Vail – “America’s Choice” for Miss America and currently serving in the Armed Forces, Fitness Expert NikkiFitness, Author and former Marine Rachel Luna, and US Army SPC Justin Woods. www.thebeautybuster.com/shop/
I’m very excited to share with you that the Patrick Terry produced spectacular WONDERSHOW is returning to NYC this August 21st – 23rd at The Muse, Bushwick’s newly renovated circus arts warehouse. Would you be interested in press tickets to Wondershow and sharing about this opportunity for amazement?
Called “Professional mindf*ckery by some of the most skilled performers in the business” this iteration of Wondershow includes the world famous Jon Stetson, the inspiration for TV’s The Mentalist, Master Lee (Late Night with Conan O’Brien), TJ Tana (Masters of Illusion), The Great Throwdini (Winner of The Merlin Award, 40 Guinness World Records, The Late Show with David Letterman) Ben Nemser (Hollywood’s Magic Castle), prima burlesque ballerina Aurora Black and more! Video Preview: https://vimeo.com/131560563.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 21st – 23rd, Doors Open at 7pm
WONDERSHOW returns to New York for a 3-night spectacle of mystery and mischief featuring a line up of today’s top magicians and variety artists. Praised by Time Out New York as “Professional Mindfuckery by the most skilled performers in the business, ” this new installment will showcase uproarious comedy from MASTER LEE (Late Night with Conan O’Brien) as well as jaw dropping magic from TJ TANA (Masters of Illusion), plus exquisite sleight of hand from BEN NEMZER (Hollywood’s Magic Castle) and Much More!
Presented exclusively at THE MUSE – Bushwick’s newly renovated circus arts warehouse – WONDERSHOW is an experience like no other and will highlight the best in underground talent as well as established professionals, like the evening’s headliner, JON STETSON: America’s Master Mentalist. As one of today’s most popular magicians, Jon has appeared on major networks and in major venues around the globe, not to mention private shows for The King of Sweden, The New England Patriots, and multiple Fortune 100 companies. His extensive television credits and thousands of live shows combined with a razor sharp style – and sense of humor – guarantee that you will never forget ‘The Stetson Experience.’
And as if that wasn’t enough, WONDERSHOW will also include a special performance from 25-time world record holder, THE GREAT THROWDINI, who has appeared on Good Morning America, ESPN, and The History Channel. A Grand Champion in the Impalement Arts, Throwdini will demonstrate the skills that made him one of the most elegant and terrifying entertainers in the world.
Like nothing you expect and everything you imagine, this concert of modern vaudeville will also feature glam soul songstress AUDRA ISADORA as WONDERSHOW’s Master of Ceremonies. Described by Vogue as “Your Future Musical Obsession,” she will provide a live soundtrack to the night’s spirit for all things astounding and confounding.
For reservations visit: themusebrooklyn.com
THE MUSE – 350 Moffat Street – Brooklyn, NY – 11237
(L Train to Wilson)
One of New York’s most popular performers, Ben Nemzer always delivers breath-taking magic with laugh-out-loud comedy. A long time favorite
at The Muse, Ben has performed thousands of shows everywhere from Manhattan to Morocco and all points in between. Recently, he wow’d
audiences at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle and is a regular at the long running off-broadway show, Monday Night Magic.
By Sylvie-Rose Cherwin
Monday July 27th marked the 10 year anniversary of the Women’s Mafia founded by Marcy Clark. Continuing tradition of their annual Red Party, the event was hosted at the Gansevoort Park and was an evening all about glamour, connection, and celebration, with this year’s theme being “You Oughta Be In Pictures” and the recommended dress being your Old Hollywood finest. Donations throughout the evening were raised for the charity Reach Within, which has sites in Grenada and St. Vincent that helps vulnerable children break the cycle of violence and develop social and emotional skills to succeed in life.
The event was co-hosted by The Men’s Collective and The Ladies’ Collective and partnered with The Wellness Lounge and Heart & Soul Magazine to create an evening of self-empowerment, community, beauty, wellness, and glamour. Monica Aparicio and the Wellness Lounge offered guests treatments, samples, and information about how to live a more healthy, happy, and wonderful life!
The peerless James Corbett Studio gave women beautiful elegant old-hollywood hairstyles and makeup before getting their photos taken by photographer Becky Yee of Vintage Vanga Photo Studio. Becky once again, assembled a fabulous on-site photo booth with props including feathers, fans, and flowers.
We were so lucky to have “Orange Is The New Black” actress Tanya Wright attend and sign her new book “I Found God In My Hair” and say a few words about the evening. Tanya has also started her own great natural haircare line called Hairiette for women with naturally textured hair.
Performer Cassandra Nemzer sang a beautiful cover of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” accompanied by a magic trick, making the evening wonderfully enchanting and magical.
Health Entrepreneur and Gift Bag Sponsor of Perky Fruit Bodies Gil Cohen
Guests enjoyed samples of four delicious types of Jack Daniel’s Whiskey as well as other beverages provided by Cordially Brooklyn Handcrafted Shrubs.
We want to thank all the amazing people who came out to celebrate and support the Women’s Mafia! We look forward to seeing everyone again next year for another amazing celebration!
Have you ever felt like all the “hard work” you put in browsing through endless garment options on your phone was wasted when you went home and had to search all over again on your laptop? (#FirstWorldProblems)
The WantList, just launched by trendy UK-based fashion discovery engine Styloko, is the first App to combine Dating-App inspired game play, true Visual Search technology, and an especially helpful “Luxe or Less” function. It works seamlessly across all iOS devices – even the Apple Watch! – and laptops & desktops, so that shopping can be as time-saving, money-saving and FUN as possible. (See exclusive video!)
With intuitive matchmaking technology that will make all your dating apps jealous, The WantList actually learns what colors, cuts, sizes, patterns and brands you like through it’s game-changing visual search capabilities. When you “swipe right” on a coveted garment the App can show you a plethora of “Luxe or Less” options, while learning even more about what fashion choices truly turn you on. The App also lets you know when a “WantList” item goes on sale!
Another really exciting aspect of The WantList App is that is allows you to ‘pick up where you left off’ on your shopping journey across all your iOS devices – meaning that if you start swiping right on your iPhone in the morning at a coffee shop, and continue on your Apple Watch at lunch, you can come back to your discoveries later that night on your laptop. We all know how hard it can be to find the perfect dress for an event, or the exact pair of jeans in your perfect wash and fit, and this helps to make sure you don’t lose your mobile style finds.
With a few quick swipes left or right the app begins to analyze your tastes and preferences and immediately personalizes your experience. The WantList features a “See Visually Similar” option with super cutting-edge visual search technology to help customers find similar designs. With one tap on the ingenious Luxe or Less feature, the app shows both higher and lower priced alternatives. As one person’s luxe is another person’s less, the automated process puts the user in control.
The app is free and will be available from 4th June 2015 worldwide for the iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch. Android will follow Summer 2015.
Sometimes your significant other doesn’t get Valentine’s Day quite right. Or you are single. In those times, it is important to be nice to yourself, cherish yourself, and sometimes to shop for yourself… a lot!
Here are some of our favorite picks for this year, to treat yourself today or any time of year!
Design Your Own 3D Printed Fine Jewelry with American Pearl
If you didn’t get the jewelry that your heart desires, design it yourself! Do you love gold? Are you partial to Tahitian Pearls or Black Diamonds? Start with American Pearl’s gorgeous designs and customize for you or your beloved (men’s jewelry and cuff links available too!) with choices including gold, silver or platinum; diamonds, emeralds, rubies and precious birth stones; and pearls from all over the world. Complimentary custom engravings are available for most designs. www.americanpearl.com and www.americandiamondshop.com
18K Yellow Gold Black Diamond and Aubergine Tahitian Pearl Flow Ring $1867
14k White Gold and Black Green Tahitian Pearl Flow Ring $1800
American Pearl’s Fully Customizable Key To Her Heart Pendant
Valentine’s Day price:$775.00, originally $2,713.
Tahitian Pearl Pendant heart Love – choose from 8 different colors of Tahitian Pearls
Originally $875, now $250 for Valentine’s Day
TrueFacet is an exciting new online marketplace for Certified Authentic designer jewelry, with a mission of guaranteeing the best price for both buyer and seller by getting fakes out of the marketplace. www.TrueFacet.com
Nearly every woman’s heart races at the sight of a robin’s egg blue box from Tiffany & Co. This Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Bone Bracelet is a timeless, thoughtful gift you can wear all year round. It is only $600 on TrueFacet, originally $995. It comes direct from TrueFacet in fully refurbished “like new” condition in Tiffany’s signature Robin’s Egg Blue box with a Certificate of Authenticity.
18k White and Rose Gold Serpent Necklace by Damiani at TrueFacet
This pendant necklace from Damiani is beautiful and perfect for the lady who loves feminine elegance. The necklace is made of 18K white gold and features a serpent-shaped pendant. The pendant is set with ~2.13ct of pink sapphires and white diamonds. Lastly, the bail is made of 18K rose gold. Included Items: Gift Box. Retail Price: $9,740, $2,727 At TrueFacet
AumHome “Soul&Space” aromatherapy sprays –
Valentines Day special Bhakti elixir for Men&Women. Perfect offering to the ones you adore. Garners attraction and peace. Each hand crafted, small batch Aum Home spray features aromatherapy designed to uplift, heal and clear negativity. Yogi, Healer and Interior Designer Nidhi Huba of Aum Home creates each limited edition batch with specific healing intentions. Featured Organic Essential Oils are blended with Selenite crystal, Colloidal Silver and Gem Elixirs. Every bottle is energized with Reiki, Sound Healing, Mantras and blessed crystals to keep. To enhance your experience, before spraying tap the bottle on your palm with suggested chant or affirmation.
Last, but certainly not least, something for the man (or men – we don’t judge!) in your life:
An Accessory or Styling Session with Savile Row Society
Does your guy hate to shop but love that look in your eyes when he is dressed to the nines? Savile Row Society is a men’s personal styling, shopping and custom suiting platform for men that promises to be “the end of shopping as men know it.” The service connects men (or you and your guy) with a live, professional NY stylist right away for quick, efficient, curated wardrobe building without having to look through hundreds of online options. They can even hop on Skype with you! www.savilerowsociety.com
They have stand-out accessories such as these Tateossian Cufflinks ($195) and leather Dopp kits for gifts, Closet Cleanses and Personal Shopping at home ($350), Personal Styling Sessions online or in their NY Showroom (Free) and Custom Shirting starts at $150.
Visit www.Savil.me and schedule your guy’s stylist appointment today!
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Do you know what is the most fun you can have with your clothes on in New York City? Hint: it involves learning fun facts and fascinating history of the city we love… while sampling the perfect slice one moment and warm-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies the next moment and being invited into Murray’s Cheese private tasting room to top it off.
One glorious Saturday this September I had the opportunity to experience the Foods Of NY Original Greenwich Village Tour. I invited some Women’s Mafia insiders to join me and we had an unforgettable time strolling through the village, trying delicacies such as an authentic Italian Rice Ball while learning the history, culture and architecture of one of NYC’s favorite neighborhoods. I learned that FoodsOfNY created the Food Tour concept 15 years ago in New York and that founder Todd Lefkovic is considered the “Father” of the Food Tour industry, on the go dining experiences which can now can be found in many major US cities. They offer 6 other original food tours and experiences in Manhattan and Brooklyn, including a monthly private group cooking class with world renowned chef Raffaele of Rafele Ristorante. Enjoy my pictorial highlights below and book your tour at FoodsOfNY.com, your taste buds will thank you!
One of my all time favorite items of the tour? Rafele’s for their to-die-for eggplant Rollatini. We had enough time to sit down and enjoy a glass of wine at this stop too. Can’t wait to go back again for a full menu there!
Exploring some of MaDougal Street’s most prized restaurants with our charismatic, knowledgeable and passionate host Raheem.
Learned that the picturesque Grove Court address was once the company housing for a German beer company. The bars that now keep us out, were designed to keep the immigrant workers in.
“Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli”
Super popular blogger Athena of Finance Foodie, outside Faico’s.
Celeb stylist and editor Engie Hassan of EngieStyle with Women’s Mafia founder Marcy Clark.
Media Mavens getting their foodie on: author and celeb esthetician Lora “The Beauty Buster”(left), author, blogger and PR pro Genevieve Malandra (back left), celebrity stylist and magazine editor Engie Hassan (back right) and StyleLend CMO & influencer extraordinaire Tania Arrayales (right).
A deli that truly inspires you to cook.
And last, but not least: Pizza. Still one of this world’s most perfect foods.