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BRING THE BRUNCH HOLIDAY FARE SUGGESTIONS

There are plenty of seemingly effortless holiday hosts...who always manage to stage a festive fare for friends/family -to celebrate the holidays.

We're not one of those people...but we certainly known how to please the givers with a unique gift of our own---that can be deployed almost as soon as the welcoming front door threshold- is crossed.

SOME IDEAS:
Noshing is the way to go when recovering from filling sit-down dinners...we usually bring along smoked salmon from NY staple Russ&Daughters...and a variety of flavored cream cheeses (they deliver, fyi)...but instead of the filling-can get dried out doughy bagels accompaniments... more smaller bite perfect New York Style PITA CHIPS (available in 6 flavors)...proved to hold their own- substantial enough for dipping into creamy anything, topped off with that cured fish staple. 

WARNING-these New York Style Pita Chips-which means they're baked, not greasy-are easy to devour straight outta the bag-and are worthy substitutes for c…

WORK WEAR-EVERYWHERE by Walls, Wrangler

NYC:

Any Manhattan subway rider-around 3PM---will notice the influx of construction attire- wearing fellow passengers...as they leave their work shifts and head home....realistically, the Big Apple will be a truly great city when it's finally built...

ALSO noticeable-the ubiquitous  rugged work wear label- Carhartt -even by those with the most outdoor physical labor task  = climbing up/down subway steps and dodging the tourists clogging the sidewalks,

One reason-this kind of apparel sells =classics, easy to maintain, last for years, and impart a bit of cave-dwelling swagger missing from a lot of modern lives.

Multi-tasking durable separates from growing outdoors label Walls - owned by Williamson - Dickie-featuring super tough Kevlar® fibers, Dry IQ™ water repellent finishes--- and staple Wrangler's RIGGS Workwear-recently previewed...fit that niche in any wardrobe...

Bonus points-future viewing of selfies won't conjure up cringes of "what the heck is that I'm wear…

SPRING'16:New- 22 Bold+Beautiful Baubles

CAROLEE New York,  and TRINA TURK, ABS by Allen Schwartz, FRENCH CONNECTION (by Carolee)
A CAROLEE media preview a few months back-reminded us of how well made 'costume' jewelry ---is no longer the has-been/ step-sister second status of accessories-but -in fact= beloved necessities of the high-low way of dressing up (and down)...mixing luxury with mass market attire-with bejeweled equivalents.


SOME HIGHLIGHTS:

CAROLEE New York...pays homage to Big Apple destinations-with earrings, bangles, cuffs, ring, and all kinds of necklaces...from the delicate to the statement...thematic interpretations of the shapes and colors conjured up by these distinct locales.







 TRINA TURK's fashion embodies the chic glamour of Palm Springs.

Trina Turk by Carolee...captures this sophisticated retro elegance with glorious gold cuffs...we can imagine the style icon Babe Paley-perched on a sunny poolside patio- think ---those glorious poolside pictures by SLIM AARONS....accessorized with a few choic…

Spring 2016 Women's Sandals, Slides, Flats, Pumps, Booties-36+ New Looks!

EMU AUSTRALIA, BERNARDO, SUMMIT by WHITE MOUNTAIN, NINA ORIGINALS-Shoes+Handbags, FRENCH SOLES/NY
New summery footwear looks from re-energized-dependable-stylish-fashion brands that won't have you tearing off your feet-the sec you get home. With notable Spring 2016 trends and retro references done well...











Keeping The Old You-New Spring'16 Fitness Shoes+Gear

ALTRA, HOKA ONE ONE, TOPO ATHLETIC, 361º, VIBRAM, LIFEWAY Protein Kefir, ACUMOBILITY
Much is made about getting in shape-but most of our pals- are athletic already-and want to keep the old self-rather just as is-makes sense, fitness wise- once hit mid 30s on up, depending on the activity.

SNEAKERS, Trail Running and Fitness shoes come in all shapes and sizes for different activities, foot anatomies, and level of efforts...short bursts vs long endurance endeavors.

Some highlights from cult brands:



ALTRA smartly offers up a few separates that color synch with their running shoes...