Aug 13, 2019

Fall Plaid Prep & Sale News

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

If you’re getting a little antsy for FALL Fashion and just happen to be craving something pretty in plaid…I may just have the solution. Below are a bevy of blazer beauties in plaid that you can wear right this very second. Pair them with jeans/shorts/capris or skirts. All items pictured below can be found at Shopbop.com and will easily transition from Summer to Fall.

Speaking of Shopbop.. this brings me to my next bit of GOOD NEWS. Shopbop.com is having a two day sale (August 13 & 14) where you can save up to 75% off on a selection of Shoes & Handbags!

Click on any image below to go directly to site. Happy Sale Shopping and Plaid Prepping!

Paul Smith Plaid Jacket $695.00
Edition 10 Check Wales Blazer $670.00
Alexander Wang Peaked Lapel Jacket $1395.00
Veronica Beard Moroso Dickey Jacket $650.00 SALE $390.00
Agnes Blazer $174.00
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Aug 13, 2019

Tuesday’s Tip

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

Drink UP!!!!

Image and tip courtesy of LifeHacks.com
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Aug 12, 2019

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Hello Monday..

Here’s to be the BEST version of you today. Go & DO!

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Aug 11, 2019

Sunday

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra
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Aug 10, 2019

Saturday Shade

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Summer Sun calls for 2 things..sunscreen and shade. If you’re looking to enjoy the great outdoors but don’t want your face to become one giant sunspot ,might I suggest throwing some MAJOR shade and sporting one fabulous OVERSIZED hat.

After reviewing numerous sites- where you can find a bevy of beautiful options, I came upon one fabulous find via ASOS. For a mere $45.00 you can oversize but not overspend and throw caution to the wind as you bask outdoors in the Saturday Sunlight. How’s that for throwing some shade?! Happy Saturday. Have a great weekend.

FABULOUS FIND VIA ASOS..Click on image and go directly to site

My Pick….The Oversized turn back brim straw hat @ ASOS $45.00
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Aug 9, 2019

Good Grief

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

The term “Good Grief “has been ringing in my ears as of late. I must confess that I have been MIA for the past 2 weeks due to my Mother’s sudden passing on August 1, We celebrated her life on August 6, in a beautiful service and buried her next to my father, who died a mere nine months to the day of her funeral.

Sadly, I have taken residence in grief for quite some time now. I don’t say this for sympathy but merely as a way of letting you know where my mind has been planted. In the past few months I have experienced the loss of my marriage, the sale of my marital home, the end of our lengthy 5 year divorce and the passing of both my father and mother. That is allot of loss for one to encounter and at the end of it all I find myself ensconced in grief.

So, I ask: What is”good” about grief?

As I arranged for my Mother’s burial, grief as they say… got the best of me. Somehow I channeled my inner “productivity gene.” I got busy, very busy. It was my way of coping with all that had happened and I guess one would say that is good.

My grief escorted me inside my sister in laws closet for 9 hours straight, where I organized, alphabetized, colorized and arranged her beautiful wardrobe.

Grief also lead me into her kitchen where I baked at all hours of the day and night. I baked flourless chocolate cakes, banana breads and numeorus batches of biscotti for the funeral. Biscotti, was my mother’s favorite cookie-did I mention she was 100% Italian. I would mail her boxes every two weeks via priority mail. It seemed only fitting that it be supplied at her final farewell.

Grief made me into someone I didn’t even recognize. I abandoned my usual work out regime and healthy eating for eating bits of anything laying around on a hospital cart (read into that cookies and coffee-which I usually avoid) and found me drinking wine (Coppola Claret by the glass with my brother),most likely to numb my brain from taking in all that had happened. I’m a light drinker- one glass of vino will suffice, but I had to finally ask myself: “Who is this person??? Drinking wine, eating baked goods made with white flour and not working out for days on end. My grief was draining,exhausting, relentless and yet somehow a real calorie burner. I lost 7 pounds and didn’t sleep for days. Grief made me focus on what I could do at this very moment to cope.

Good grief.

As far as I can tell, the only thing “good” about grief- is channeling it into some sort of positive and productive task that your brain can wrap it’s head around at that very moment. I was grateful to have such a beautiful space as my my sister in laws closet that provided a respite of CALM and allowed me to grieve silently.

At the end of the day. I found what I’ve always believed to still ring true:

“An organized closet brings a sense of calm”.

Here are a few tips to bring some calm into your closet (although I pray that grief isn’t the motivating factor for organizing your closet):

Let’s get started with a few simple,easy and “oh-so- doable rules:

  1. Start by grouping like items together (jeans/coats/handbags etc)
  2. Work in sections: Start where ever you like- but start in a category and fold or hang everything from light to dark within each category until it’s complete.
  3. Move from category to category and keep rearranging until everything fits. You can double hang (meaning putting more than one pair or one piece on a hanger) jeans, pants, skirts, scarves, shawls and camisoles. You can even double hang sweaters but not by their shoulders -fold and lay over hanger.
  4. If you need a break-take it…BUT do come back to finish-because I promise you that once everything has a place it will bring you a great sense of calm… Half the reason we don’t wear what we own is because we can’t see it.
Totes(folded) coats and Winter wear.

P.S. Just to be clear.. my sister in law is a major Wonder Woman and the rest of her home is beautifully appointed but like most women she leaves her personal space as “last on her list” because she’s taking care of everyone else 24/7,running a successful business, being a fabulous wife and mother and helping with every detail for our family and the impending funeral. I adore her! Thank you Anna.

The girl has some major jewelry mojo. Gorgeous Vintage pieces abound.
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Jul 28, 2019

Swing Time

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

When temps hit 100 and you just don’t know what to wear to “beat the heart” might I suggest the perfect Summertime solution..the comfortable and oh so easy breezy swing skirt. It’s comfortable, cool and stylish.

Here are a few stylish solutions that I hope will inspire you!

Skirt courtesy of Flirtyfull.com (Additional options on website)
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Beautiful Skirt Set on sale for $47.99 (originally $89.00) Click on image for details
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Jul 28, 2019

Sunday

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra
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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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