Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief

(American Red Cross)
While I may have lost power, water and cell service in the East Village, others in the outer boroughs and the beaches of NYC, Long Island and New Jersey were faced with devastating losses. My heart goes out to all who were affected and will continue to pick up the pieces after the winds and rain have subsided. 

If you're wondering how you can help victims of the storm, visit Give and Get NYC for a list of ways you can volunteer your time or donate money, food or clothing.

Stay warm, dry and safe this week NYC xo

Friday, October 26, 2012

The 9 Best Halloween 2012 Parties In NYC

Looking for a fun party to rock your creative Halloween costume? These NYC bars and restaurants are hosting the best events to dress to impress in your Halloween best while imbibing on Halloween-themed cocktails and dining on spooky treats. Grab your best friends for a night of tricks and treats at these NYC Halloween parties. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Order Downtown Cookie Co. for Halloween and Thanksgiving Treats in NYC

Tired of boring candy corn and pumpkin desserts all season long? Thanks to Downtown Cookie Co.’s newly launched holiday season cookies, you can treat your friends and cutie trick-or-treaters to something special this Halloween or impress your family this Thanksgiving. Heck, why not do both?
The October Cookie of the Month is a bag of Candy Corn Bites - fresh, soft candy corn shortbread cookies. These are adorable to celebrate Halloween and the fall season. Send a bag to your friends or to the little kids in your family back home in the burbs, who’ll want more than sugary candy to celebrate the holiday. Each ‘corn’ is about two-bites worth of buttery baked goodness.
Now get ready for something pretty darn creative (and delicious). The November Cookie of the Month is Stuffing, because who said dessert has to come after dinner? Made with real stuffing (no poultry, of course), cranberries and cinnamon, this unconventional cookie is something you have to taste to believe. Share these Thanksgiving-themed treats with relatives you’ll miss during the holiday or selfishly enjoy these soft, savory yet sweet cookies with a mug of hot apple cider.

Downtown Cookie Co. ships anywhere in the country and you'll find their fresh cookies at various coffee shops around the city. xo

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Date Safely With A Second Mobile Number From MyAKA


Have you ever given a guy your number at a bar only to regret it moments later when he said something creepy? Or have you endured an awful first date, followed by 3 voicemails and 10 texts the next day until you finally answer to tell this stalker you’re busy and not interested in a second date?
(What is MyAKA?)
For all of us who want our privacy from men we’ve just met, there’s now MyAKA, a second mobile number for your cell phone, to protect your personal information and identity. Your second mobile number will even be in your local area code, allowing two mobile numbers on the phone you already have - so no need for a second phone to purchase and manage contacts. And since the number is local, it won’t look like a fake to a guy you’ve just met who thinks you might stand him up.
(How Does MyAKA Work?)
My AKA provides real number protection on incoming and outgoing calls unlike forwarding services that you may have considered in the past. Your new assigned number is not linked to your information in any way - keeping you protected from creepers. You’ll even have full voice and text message support in the United States and Canada; so new guys you meet can still text you, if you’d like to avoid having a long phone conversation to tell him “adios”.
(Date safely with MyAKA)
Number blocking and unblocking is easy with MyAKA, so you can continue to use this service, even after it didn’t work out with Mr. Right Now. There’s even a Do Not Disturb feature which sends calls to voicemail and stores text messages when enabled. It’s simple to sign up and get started with MyAKA - no apps, downloads or Internet required. So, if you can’t afford a smartphone (or refuse to get with the technology trends) all features are controlled via text message.

Want a 7 Day FREE Trial? Wonder if there's a catch? Nope! With this special offer for my readers you can enjoy seven worry-free days of flirting with MyAKA, without even entering your credit card! And when you decide to keep the service, you can upgrade your number in two easy steps at the MyAKA site. It’s as simple as that to date safely this fall. Sign up today for a fun second mobile number with no-strings-attached.

*Sponsored post

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spicy Subscriptions Are Heating Up This Fall

Who doesn’t want to make their relationship a little bit spicier? Attached gals and single ladies, get ready for your newest pleasure in the bedroom - Spicy Subscriptions!
This monthly subscription service is aiming to improve our love lives. By becoming a Spicy Subscriber (for $19.99 per month), you’ll get access to the newest intimacy products on the market - delivered straight to your door. These boxes of love aren’t for those who are shy, as you’ll find an assortment of lubricants, oils, toys and naughty accessories.

With the popularity of beauty boxes, such as Birchbox, companies like LuvMyBox, which was sent to my door last month, and now Spicy Subscriptions are taking advantage of the delivery buzz by handpicking sexy treats for your pleasure.

In this month’s Halloween Spooky Spice Box, you’ll find a deliciously scented DONA by JO Massage Candle, to not only make your bedroom cozy, but to ease your muscles aches from those couple workouts, as this wax is safe to use for massages on your lover. This month’s intimate and personal item is a pocket boyfriend by Doc Johnson. There are also a selection of lubricants to try out to compare new brands and Swipes’ Lovin Wipes to stash in your purse for potential walks of shame or just to feel fresh on a hectic day when you’re racing around the city in the heat.

Nervous about subscribing? Don’t be! You can cancel your subscription at any time with no questions asked, so you might as well check them out for a new twist beneath the sheets. Or why not gift one of your girlfriends? Spicy Subscriptions is perfect to purchase for a bachelorette or a wild birthday girl celebrating a special year, like her 30th.

Order with the Bright Lights, My City code for 5% off your first Spice Box: BRIGHTLIGHTS. And if you end up loving these fun products, take advantage of the Refer a Friend program to get yourself free Spice Boxes when your friends order! xo

*Disclaimer: I received this box free of charge to facilitate my review.  I was not monetarily compensated for this review and the honest opinions here are entirely my own.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The 7 Best Cups Of Apple Cider In NYC

While I’ve already shared some of the best warm drinks in NYC to get cozy this season, I thought I’d fill everyone in on where to get my favorite fall drink - apple cider. From cool crisp cups to steaming hot mugs, here’s where to find the best apple ciders in NYC.

Check out CBS New York for my article on The 7 Best Cups of Apple Cider in NYC xo
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