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EASY FEEDING: Holiday Entertaining For Foragers

Post Thanksgiving-even the dedicated (or suffering) foodie cooks need a break-so whether one is 'over' preparing elaborate meals, switching to healthier eats to void the average 7lb(!!!) holiday weight gain, or just prefer the company of humans vs the food preparation chores...easy entertaining can be tasty, practical, budget friendly-and a breeze to clean up.
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GIFTSPERATION KIDS -for Active Brains+Bodies

MIIR, PRIORITY BICYCLES, THULE, CAPRI DESIGNS, BACK TO THE ROOTS, KINDER-VILLE, DOLPHIN ORGANICS, PABLOVE PRINTS 

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GIFTSPERATION: KIDS-FUN-INDOORS-OUTDOOR

Inside or out...children's toys/clothing-gets more colorful and creative every year...whether tech-y-ed out or not. AHHHH....21st century birthdays-have its pluses!

Part 2

L.L. Bean, OBERMEYER,TRANSPAK, CHAOS HEADWEAR,  HANGAR COUTURE,SIMS SNOWBOARDS, ALUMINATI SKATEBOARDS, NEVER SUMMER LONGBOARDS-SNOWBOARDS, COGNITOYS, LOST MY NAME, NUMBERS ALIVE, HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER, 










GIFTSPERATIONS: Kids FUN-SPORTY-Accessories/Apparel

Chalk Me Up, AFFENZAHN, ERGOBAGS, HydroFlask, Carolee, WRANGLER®, L.L. Bean, Energizer Bunny Slippers. The Original Muck Boot Co.Part One

The best gifts for kids-is always time well spent together...of course-but well wrapped brightly colored objects that add some practical fun to their growing lives...always the sweet icing for them.
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GIFTSPERATION: Best Beauty Bets

Leonor Greyl, Petal Fresh, Mirai Clinical, Dr. Marder Skincare, Pura D'or, VK Nagrani Part 2

HAIRCARE...still shaking your head in disbelief---or making a flip statement- .good looking hair- is always the 'correct' vote.
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GIFTSPIRATION- Beauty Best Bets

ORLANE PARIS, NOTE COSMETICS, TALIKA, VOTRE VU
Finding it tough to perk up for the holidays? Putting on a happy face...may not be authentic...but putting on a new lipstick-or other beauty-hair products...imo-proven mood booster...that won't break the budget.
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ATHLETE ESSENTIALS-FOR SWIMMERS

FINIS, J.F. Lazartigue, Van Der Hagen, Billy Jealousy, JUARA Skincare GEAR and GROOMING (Plus Holiday Gift Ideas)
Whether on a team, in a Master's meet-up, zen-ing (zoning out) a few times week, or perfecting one's stroke with focused, dedicated lessons...swimming in colder climes -indoors- requires a slew of musts (gear and body care). via GIPHY
FINIS-entire MO is swim swim swim...and if you think 'building' a better swim cap, goggles and training paddles-like building better mousetraps = just an expression-think again. Truly the best we have ever used of ALL the aforementioned ALL made by this California based company...

Streetwear Uncomplicated -Year Round Style

CRAFTED BY LEE, WRANGLER, KONUS Some wardrobe staples we saw this week-are multi-month wear-to wear wherever-doesn't break the bank, has built-in 'cool' -and delivering in denim and basic neutrals...have layer on/under +dress-up potential.
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KNIT-WOOL: Accessories to Dress-Up Basics

Fluctuating and hotter Fall -Winter temps-changes up wardrobe needs-for half the year-and the easiest way to add some pizazz to any outfit--is with accessories...that provides just enough warmth-in case...

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CRANKSGIVING RIDE/AFTER PARTY-BENEFITS The Bowery Mission

The 18th Annual Cranksgiving takes place in New York City on November 19th All donations benefit The Bowery Mission
WHAT
Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels - part charity, part bike ride, and part scavenger hunt. It began in New York City in 1999, and there are now nearly 100 other Cranksgivings taking place around the globe, sharing the unique mission of helping those in need through the joy of riding a bike.
The ride will cover most of Manhattan – Harlem to Battery Park – and welcomes everyone looking for a rewarding way to help those in need - from seasoned bike messengers to families out for a casual ride. Last year in New York, 350 riders collected over 1,900 pounds of canned soups & vegetables, cranberry sauce, potatoes, stuffing, corn, pasta, baby food, pies and eleven whole turkeys for The Bowery Mission. "As Cranksgiving continues to grow, we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity from the cycling community in this amazing city. Each year, our g…

SERIOUS STYLE -Functional Outerwear

FELLER, OBERMEYER, RENEWAL WORKSHOP
Hitting the streets or the slopes with style-privately owned brands deliver on the fashion function equation-superbly!!!!

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Outerwear-Seasonal Chills and Warm Spells

EX OFFICIO, OUTDOOR SURVIVAL CANADA, L. L. BEAN, VICTORINOX SWISS ARMY
Versatile crossover outerwear pieces-have to work for ...work, travel, and layer well-it's just not a solid cold winter anymore...

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Outerwear-It's Colder!

WALLS, WRANGLER, CRAFT BY LEE, MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR, TONIA DEBELLIS, KRIMSON KLOVER
Lighter outer wear pieces and knits  that are all layer friendly are a smart wardrobe way to deal with winter temperature swings...without breaking the budget.








27th RALLYE AICHA DES GAZELLES DU MAROC -Launch Party

27th RALLYE AICHA DES GAZELLES DU MAROC  Hosted a US Launch Party

FEATURING GUEST OF HONOR: Mrs. Christine Lagarde Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

EVENT HOSTS: Abderrafie Zouiten - Director General of the Moroccan National Office of Tourism Mardochée Devico - Président Directeur General des Conserves de Meknés Dominique Serra - Founder of the Rallye Aïcha Des Gazelles Du Maroc

FUNCTION OUTERWEAR-Style For COLD Weather

SNOW PEAK, AVALANCHE, CRAGHOPPERS Part 2
Outdoor lifestyle labels are getting very stylish these days-beyond their technical features-granted...but Japanese label- Snow Peak...always embraced the beauty aesthetic---a winning combo of Asian simplicity and European sophistication.


Functional Outerwear - Jackets/Parkas=IT'S COLD!

NAU, HELLY HANSEN,  FJÄLLRÄVEN, MOUNTAIN KHAKIS , BERGANS of NORWAY, 
CAUSE even mild winters have their frigid moments ...

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SUMMIT to STREET Fashion/Function Outerwear

DARE 2B, SKEA, SNOWMAN New York, ALPHA INDUSTRIES
Winter worthy outerwear-assuming it might get cold--- has sleeker silhouettes this season -courtesy of warmth without the bulk functional 'smart' fabrics / insulation that keep wearers dry in all sorts of weather-and heartbeat rates... moving out moisture from output activities (Primaloft Gold/Silver/Black, Polartec's Alpha, 3M's Thinsulate)-keeping wearers from chattering teeth when still, encased in stretchy easy to move in textiles embedded with wind/water stopping tech that breathes (slew of Gore-Tex® technologies, Pertex Quantum + Shield)-to name just a few name brand textiles.
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AND although harsh conditions/extreme destinations require the utmost tech wear to survive...most other jaunts-whether to resort mountains or city bars...can be served by multi-tasking-fashion-y-stylish pieces-that are  versatile- durable-and protective enough.


Activewear-SS'17 PART 3

Preview looks from SPEEDO, NEW BALANCE, BROOKS RUNNING, UNDER ARMOUR Outdoor Retailer


Athletic brands acclaimed for one sport are branching out into others-notably in offering apparel for active output activities like trail running.

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All deliver 'smart' multi-functional pieces-think moisture wicking breathable tops, non-chafe seams, easy care, built-in anti-odor protection, stretchy fabrics made for movers, logo reflective pops...jackets that are super light-weight and packdown -great for travelers too...and notably more loose items like men's baggies-board short length- (not just the 'thin' mannequins pictured here). After all clothing cut bigger-make them more versatile......including doubling as streetwear...or after workout bar hopping.






















MVVO ART-Accessible Art Fair New York Nov. 1-25 2016

WHAT:
Announcing…the Debut of the Accessible Art Fair New York Brussels' Acclaimed Artist-Led Art Fair Presented by U.S. Partner MvVO ART
November 1-25, 2016 at the National Arts Club

In Collaboration with Media Partner Artnet


MvVO ART is proud to present the inaugural debut of the Accessible Art Fair New York, following ten successful years in Brussels. An expert jury has selected 60 rising-star artists, painters, sculptors and photographers from the rich and varied talent pool of New York and around the world. The work of these artists on the cusp of discovery are now on display -through Novemebr 25th, 2016-in one of New York City’s most enchanting venues — The National Arts Club-a historic limestone townhouse right on Gramercy Park.
Tickets available at Eventbrite or at www.accessibleartfairnewyork.com. This year part of our ticket proceeds will be donated to Friends of Materials for the Arts.
The Accessible Art Fair New York is a departure from conventional art fairs. The objective…