Jul 22, 2019

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Wise words..from the late,great George Burns… Have a fabuuulous Monday.

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Jul 21, 2019

National Ice Cream Day

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

It’s National Ice Cream Day..or as I like to call it Sweet Sunday.

If you LOVE Ice cream (and who doesn’t?) I’ve uncovered a complete list of fabulous ice cream deals courtesy of the lovely folks at Thrillist. If you’re not familiar with Thrillist, it’s a website filled with wonderful and fun things to do, food to partake and activities to enjoy. Check out The Thrillist, in your area and be sure to enjoy a scoop of your favorite ice cream today! https://www.thrillist.com

Free Ice Cream for National Ice Cream Day

Carvel
The deal:
 It’s BOGO time. Grab a BOGO cup or cone of soft serve in honor of National Ice Cream Day. 
When: July 21

CREAM
The deal:
 Buy a scoop, get a scoop for free at participating locations.
When: July 21-22

Dippin’ Dots
The deal: Stop in for a free mini cup of Dippin’ Dots at participating locations. Each location will only be serving the offer for two hours, so check with your local shop to find out when you can swing by. 
When: July 21

Potbelly
The deal: Get a free large hand-dipped milkshake with the purchase of any entrée. Just mention National Ice Cream Day at the counter to get the goods. 
When: July 21

Insomnia Cookies
The deal: Bank error in your favor. Make a purchase, get a free scoop of ice cream. 
When: July 21

Dylan’s Candy Bar
The deal:
 Mention the holiday to get a free scoop of ice cream. No purchase required. 
When: July 21, 2-4pm

Nékter Juice Bar
The deal: 
Use Nékter’s app to get BOGO orders of Skoop, the shop’s vegan and dairy-free ice cream alternative. 
When: July 21

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream
The deal: 
My/Mo is teaming up with UNIQLO to serve free mochi ice cream at UNIQLO locations across the country. The freebies will be dished out at locations in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC.
When: July 21

Johnny Rockets
The deal: Order an entrée and you’ll be set up with a free milkshake. 
When: July 21

Godiva
The deal:
 Boutique and cafe locations will be offering a buy-one-get-one 50% off deal on all soft-serve ice cream and parfait orders. 
When: July 21

Your Pie
The deal:
 Grab a free scoop of gelato with any purchase. 
When: July 21

goPuff
The deal: The convenience store delivery app is offering a free pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream with any purchase of at least $20. The service has a flat delivery fee of $1.95.
When: Noon on July 21 through noon on July 22

PetSmart
The deal:
 Stop into a PetSmart to get some free ice cream for your pooch. You’ll get a free, dog-friendly ice cream with a dog biscuit on top.
When: July 20-21

Pilot Flying J
The deal:
 It’s not ice cream, but it is a sweet treat. The roadside pit stop just launched a Cinnabon Cookie Frosting Sandwich. Use the Pilot Flying J app to get a BOGO offer on the dessert sandwiches.
When: July 21-28

Sensodyne
The deal:
 Yeah, the toothpaste people. It’s taking advantage of National Ice Cream Day with a giveaway. Tweet #SensodyneforIceCream with an ice cream cone emoji and they’ll give a whole lot of people same-day delivery of a pint of ice cream, toothpaste, soft pack cooler, and an insulated tumbler. You have to be in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, or Philadelphia to take advantage of the offer. 
When: July 21

Nutella Cafe
The deal:
 Locations in New York and Chicago will give the first 50 customers a free Frozen Nutella Pop. Everyone after the first 50 will get a complimentary scoop of gelato. 
When: July 21

Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream
The deal: The Florida-based chain is serving up BOGO ice cream at participating locations. 
When: July 21, 1-6pm

Ice Cream Deals on National Ice Cream Day

Baskin-Robbins
The deal: Grab two pre-packaged pints of ice cream for just $7.99. 
When: July 21

Whole Foods
The deal: If you’re a Prime member, you can get 35% off ice cream and frozen novelties for the rest of the month, including favorites like Talenti and Halo Top. 
When: July 17-30

LongHorn Steakhouse
The deal: For a limited time, the steakhouse is serving a Steak & Bourbon Ice Cream. It’s a bit tongue in cheek — á la Wendy’s — because LongHorn is saying this is the only time its steaks will ever be frozen. The ice cream is seasoned with the restaurant’s Char seaoning and includes bits of steak and swirls of bourbon caramel. It’s $3.99 and only available at restaurants in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, Houston, Cleveland, Miami, and Tampa. 
When: Ongoing

Nékter Juice Bar
The deal: Use Nékter’s app to get BOGO orders of Skoop, the shop’s vegan and dairy-free ice cream alternative. 
When: July 21

Cumberland Farms
The deal: Text “SCOOPS” to 64827 to get a buck off any pint of Ultimate Scoops. The deal will be texted to you on July 21
When: July 21-28

Graeter’s Ice Cream
The deal: To celebrate its 149th birthday, you can get a cone for $1.49. 
When: July 21

Instacart
The deal: 
Buy $15 worth of select Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, and/or Talenti products to get $5 off your order or free delivery. 
When: Through July 28

Instacart
The deal:
 Pick up $15 worth of select combos of Haagen-Dazs, Edy’s, Deyer’s, or Outshine to get $5 off your order or free delivery. 
When: Through August 4

Baskin-Robbins
The deal:
 Get free delivery through DoorDash on orders of $10 or more. 
When: Through July 31

Local Deals on National Ice Cream Day

ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant – New York, New York
The deal: The restaurant at Conrad New York Downtown will offer BOGO gelato bowls all day. 
When: July 21

Beckon Ice Cream – Boston, Massachusetts 
The deal:
 Head to the Ink Block Whole Foods in Boston to sample all of Beckon’s flavors. 
When: July 21

Black Tap and Ample Hills Creamery – New York, New York
The deal:
 Both shops have a BOGO deal for the holiday. Order a State Fair Shake or sundae and get a shake or sundae for free. 
When: July 21

Bennett’s Ice Cream – Los Angeles, California
The deal: Take $1 off any ice cream item from the team that still makes its on ice cream on site. 
When: July 21, 12-7pm

BIVE – New York, New York
The deal: The ice cream shop that mixes superfoods into the sweetness is offering a free extra scoop or cone upgrade for the holiday. 
When: July 21

Cantina Laredo – Bloomington, Minnesota 
The deal:
 Get a free scoop with the purchase of any kids’ entrèe. 
When: July 21

Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Shop – New York, New York
The deal: Load up on free toppings with any order of soft serve for National Ice Cream Day. 
When: July 21

Pinstripes – Cleveland, Ohio
The deal: 
To celebrate a full year in Cleveland, Pinstripes is offering any guest who mentions the anniversary a $1 glass of wine or a $1 scoop of gelato. 
When: Through July 31

Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts – Los Angeles, California
The deal: Buy a Trejo Coneado and get one free at Machete’s shop in LA. 
When: July 21

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Jul 18, 2019

Bodysuits are Baccccck

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Bodysuits have made a comeback. They were off the style charts for awhile but have recently returned to the fashion landscape.

Today’s bodysuits are made in a wide range of fabrications and styles and BONUS are oh-so affordable!

Featured below are bodysuits sourced that are all priced under $50.00!

Missufe Notched Floral Print Bodysuit $72.06 on Sale $42.06
Lace Up Front Knit Bodysuit from Annabelles $22.50
Nordstrom Square Neck Bodysuit $25.00 Sale$15.90
Rosegal Bodysuit Sale Priced $20.50
Love Buzz Bodysuit in White Lace $46.95
Mesh Pearl Beaded Bodysuit $69.24 Sale $39.24
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Jul 16, 2019

Sale Shopping 101

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Christmas in July is officially a thing. A very big thing! In the past 5 days we have had two MAJOR sales open to it’s “Members Only.”

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access July 12-18

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has Early Access entry for it’s cardholders and an assorted number of selected influencers / fashion bloggers that promote Nordstrom with their list of “favorite items from the sale posted on their blogs and you tube channels.

Then there’s “Prime Day” on Amazon. Originally designed as a “holiday” to celebrate the birthday of Amazon, Prime Day has morphed into a 2 day extravaganza . This year the sale boosts over a million deals to their Prime “Members Only.”

All this sale shopping with limited access and a set amount of sale days to shop, bring about a “buying frenzy” where people can be glued to their devices sourcing and stressing to find the best deals possible.

If you’re looking to shop any sale and not feel deluged by the wide assortment of offerings available, I would like to suggest a little Sale Shopping 101.

Here’s a short list of things to consider in shopping and sorting through any sale to find the best deals for you.

  1. Make a list of things that you actually need. As we all know,needs are far different than wants. You “need” an item when it is essential or important to your way of living.
  2. Break down your list into categories: Technology, Home, Fashion, Garden….this will allow you to shop more quickly and efficiently.
  3. Compare BRAND item pricing on other websites to ensure you’re getting the best deal.
  4. Set a budget for what you can afford to spend on each item.
  5. Before the sale opens, put items that you are considering in your cart. This will allow you to edit down your selections and check out before the items are sold out in record time and keep you focused on what you really want to purchase.
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Jul 15, 2019

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra
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Jul 14, 2019

Sunday

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Sunday memo for getting through the Storm…

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Jul 11, 2019

The Genius of Guo Pei

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight
Close UP!

Guo Pei is China’s first Haute Couture Designer and she is GENIUS. Best know for designing dresses for Chinese Celebrities, she made her American debut when Rihanna wore her showstopping gown at the 2015 Met Gala.

Guo Pei was born in Beijing in 1967, and graduated from the Beijing Second Light Industry School in Fashion Design in 1986.

Her current Exhibition at the Bowers Museum entitled Guo Pei Couture Beyond is exactly that-BEYOND. One look at any of her creations and you are in awe of her talent.Below is a small sampling from the Exhibition.

Exhibition Entrance

Interesting tidbit: Guo Pei employs over 300 embroiderers and 200 designers to complete her collections.

This entire dress is made from wire…
Attention to detail even down to the Shoes
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Jul 10, 2019

Go with the Flow(ing) Top

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Uncategorized

There seems to be a lovely flow as of late, when it comes to Summer tops. I’ve noticed a plethora of long flowing tops over a tailored or cropped pant. The look is so chic and might I add slimming when mindful of 2 simple style rules.

1.No matter how long or flowing the top, pair it with a tapered or form fitting pant.

2. Wear heels to elevate any and every look. Heel height need not be sky high- a simple 2 inch heel or wedge can work wonders.

Follow these two simple rules and you will look long, lean and oh so tres’ chic.

V Collar Long Shirt $91.09 on sale $25.87 @undeau.com
BCBG Long Vest $398.00
Image Courtesy of Lisa Perry
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Jul 9, 2019

July…Baby Steps

Posted By: Terri

July…we are officially midway into the year and it’s time to reassess, rethink and reboot. How wonderful that July lands smack dab in the middle of the year -complete with Summers warmer days and a respite from our hectic schedules. It’s the perfect time to enjoy some downtime or perhaps even partake in a long awaited vacation.

Embracing downtime is so important to our mental and physical well being. Taking a break allows time to reassess,rethink and reboot your original goals for 2019.

Here’s a simple three step plan to get you where you want to go before the year is over…

Reassess: Dd you make a list of all that you wanted to accomplish this year. (You know you did). Pull that list back out and check in with yourself. Are those goals still part of your plan?

Rethink: In reviewing your goals is it time to refocus your efforts? In a word it’s time to Tweak! (Take pen to paper or make a list via any technical device of your choosing and insert the steps needed to accomplish your goals.

Reboot: Now that you’ve reassessed what you want to accomplish and made your plan it’s time to reboot. You have a fresh focused account of what you want to accomplish. A clear plan combined with a renewed focus will aid in getting you to the finish line of your desires.. Remember…. Everything and anything can be accomplished by taking that first step..

Baby Steps combined with a leap of faith work wonders for getting you the life of your dreams. .

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Jul 8, 2019

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

As we begin a new week and venture into the second half of the year, I felt it was absolutely apropos to gently remind you that there’s still time to complete all that you set out to do!

Repeat after me….

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