Thursday, November 30, 2017

Naked Nutrition Protein Cereal

THE Cereal worthy of every meal

OUR FAVORITE NEW FOOD PRODUCT-has officially, nutritionally and uniquely elevated cereal is our idea of a crunchy dinner entree courtesy of this addictive sweet NAKED NUTRITION Protein Cereal-that hopefully will be sold in larger boxes soon!!!!!
Feline approved...PLUS Naked Nutrition Protein Cereal is small enough size = good for little kids...

the 411...protein comes from Whey Protein Concentrate (dairy source fyi) organic crunch from cinnamon sweet dried apples, plus organic brown sugar. Love this cereal-non-GMO, 120 calories per package...15 grams of protein and 5 g of BCAAs per serving. A Captain Crunch slayer.
Available now-6 pack $14.99. This is ALSO the perfect travel food- and is ideal for endurance athletes...pre/post race or during a long bike ride/hike/day on the slopes.



Panettone is the 'it' newstalgic holiday chewy-moist cake-y baked 'bread' treat...with Americans discovering how this traditional Italian holiday staple should taste.  FLAMIGNI PANETTONE can 'feed' a crowd-with this pictured 10kg size (or small)...with selections made in classic Milanese style-and other delicious traditional iced (or not) selections featuring Italian regional fruits that aren't candied. Available online-including nifty online destination of Seattle's  CHEFSHOP and GourmetItalian.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017



Details, details...3-D embroidered "Extra" + "Butter" across the strap ...
Sneaker Boot hybrid=the Urban Delta ($160) by hipper than thou Extra Butter-a destination emporium of sneakers to line up for... (120 Orchard St, LES, NYC)...and the iconic COLORADO work boot by Cat Footwear
Heat embossed CAT imprint in back-atop tough high abrasion ballistic nylon, full grain leather upper + micro perforated suede, reflective pops, cross strap buckle+clip, semi-translucent outsole with CAT EASE technology built in flex for guys on the go. IMPRESSIVE!
 Available now online...and in store

Friday, November 24, 2017

Wardrobe Wear-Logo Adverse Men's Basics

Gift apparel ideas-for the guy who lets his limited edition, pristine perfected sneakers do all the wardrobe talking & walking...

Part of the aptly coined 'Peaked to Pavement' Men's Spring collection-5:11's Aerial S/S shirt -is made of feather weight 4.5oz enzyme washed 100% cotton oxford fabric...there's a left chest pocket, and w/ the brand's RAPIDraw™ for ez access. For colder temps the Endeavor L/S flannel -soft cozy 8.55 oz 100% poly flannel-with design features including welt pocket for smartphones, +pen guides chest pocket. $59.99

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wardrobe Wear-For The Logo-Adverse

Women's casual APPAREL  - when a  "The Future Is Female" top =
                                                  THE statement!


Gift ideas -L.L.Bean, Adidas Outdoors, Crafted by Lee, Wrangler, 5:11, STIO. Mountain Khakis

L.L.Bean's Whisper Lodge Flannel-limited time offer $49.99-other color waves $59.95. Cozy warm  comfort in a lightweight cotton/Sorona poly blend with Western style snaps, feminine, slightly fitted silhouette, moisture wicking-and with stretch-good choice for outdoor movers as well as indoor only types. Easy care-wash/dry.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

20th Annual THE 'Waxman' Collaborating For A Cure



The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) celebrated the 20th Anniversary of its annual Collaborating for a Cure Benefit Dinner & Auction at Cipriani Wall Street, posthumously honoring William S. Gorin, former CEO of MFA Financial, Inc., and featuring a musical performance by The Avett Brothers
Avett Brothers-a little bit rock, country, roots and a lot of bit- harmonies. Awesome live band

Gorgeous table settings-BYROBIN

The gala also introduced SWCRF’s new Partnerships for Aging and Cancer Research Program, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute on Aging. 
Chris Wragge, co-anchor of CBS 2 News This Morning, served as master of ceremonies for the event, which raised approximately $2.5 million for SWCRF cancer research programs.

The cavernous, glamorous Cipriani Wall Street-SOLD OUT! This year’s event was attended by about 800 corporate executives, board members, and their guests. The money raised will support the Foundation’s research efforts to produce a cure for cancer by reprogramming cancer cells, and to deliver tailored, minimally toxic treatments to patients. The scientists funded by the SWCRF have made significant breakthroughs in cancer research, including identifying pathways to deliver novel therapies to treat cancer.!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Holiday Party Sparkle Accessories/Shoes

Tis the season to shine on-and glam it up...

Top picks that easily dress up the basics...

Snow-free footwear options-lustrous pearls trims, glittery diamonds, and wearable heels that guarantee blister free nights. 

Butter-wear these with---just about everything. Made in Italy...pointy toe mules-rich metallic or satin...on chic kitten heels...
ARIELLE Slides---polished toes share pearly presence-on block heel.. Summit Italy leather or suede options. $165
LOVE these elegant embellished- oversized square buckles -NINA-deep side cuts-festive flats are Red Carpet gorgeous!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

PCF's NY Dinner:with Whoopi, J-Rod- Kicks Off #VeteransWeek

Prostate Cancer Foundation:  2017 New York Dinner

...featuring guest host Whoopi Goldberg with special musical performance by Grammy and Academy Award-winning singerJennifer Hudson

Peter and Laurie Grauer
Legendary actress, comedian, and television host Whoopi Goldberg -with PCF founder Michael Milken and one of the distinguished veterans honored.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), a nonprofit organization founded by Michael Milken dedicated to identifying and funding groundbreaking cancer research programs, hosted the 2017 New York Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street New York. 

The night concluded with Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson belts out her signature hit songs including “Love You I Do,” “Spotlight,” “And I am Telling You,” and a Whitney Houston medley. WOW!!!!!!.(Patrick McMullan)

Monday, November 13, 2017

Peppermint Perfect Holiday Season Flavor

Right up there with '...Raindrops on Roses ..." Peppermint flavors are a fav thing,  taste-wise- for the holiday season.
TIP: Add authentic Peppermint flavor to baked goods, homemade candies (drool worthy Peppermint Patties alert), festive cocktails +/or  an aromatic accent to hearty winter dishes of lamb-poultry-pork... with Nielsen-Massey's purely delicious Peppermint Extract.  Kosher certified, gluten and GMO free -and free of allergens...available in 2-4 oz sizes. Insta-holiday extract-real taste you can actually taste-a drop-or a tsp- go a long way! 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


NEW easy eats-on the road-or grab and go...portable options that are tasty, ...helps to dissuade reaching for those sugar loaded/artery clogging options.


Organic IMAGINE broths are familiar occupiers of our kitchen cebinet-but the new creamy smooth soups-Super Reds + Super Greens-make those blender whirling creations we attempt to make, irrelevant. Nutritious ingredients abound (carrots, onions, beets, potatoes, celery, red lentils, red bell peppers sweet potatoes, cranberries-Red...broccoli, potatoes, onions, peas, celery, spinach, carrots-Green)...and just the right amount of spices... both healthy options will hit the spot (we 'nuke to heat) -especially for those picky eaters who 'snack' vs sit-down meals. The texture is creamy -pourable, not super thick. The Super Reds-is warmly fragrant with hints of garlic/ginger---and the Super Greens-spiced up-touch of cumin (we think), garlic and ginger -with a tad of sea salt. USDA Organic/Vegan/Non-GMO/Dairy Free- both---chances are eating one's veggies will never be so liquid tasty-delivering meaningful percentages of Vitamin A and fiber. BONUS: 90-80 calories per serving, four servings per container. NICE.

Another way to get one's greens/fruits, by the scoop...ALOHA Superfood Greens-vegan 'superfood' powders-NON-GMO, Vegan, gluten-dairy FREE-add a sprinkle atop cereal or a lot -to drinks...contains wheatgrass juice and energy charger-r Spirulina, superfood wild blueberries plus mushrooms, peas and spinach. Delivers..12 essential nutrients, minerals and vitamins-including 200%-500% Daily Value of Vitamin D. In three flavors-Chocolate with Fair Trade Cacao, Berry, and Original.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Eat Right-Fast

New Shelf Stables -For Fast Eats For The Van Life / Home


Personal Chef--a specialized maestro for each course...
Pasticcieri Siciliani Chefs (Dessert should be first course)

Sous Chef Entremetier
Chef de Partier-Royal Chef-plus clean -up crew DUH

But what you really have is...


A bowl of milk (vodka) + cereal =Cocktail Hour/Dinner MEAL Combo

Some other approaches for a delicious -healthy meal, fast.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Newest Skincare Trends: Basics/Natural/Multi-Tasking

In Cosmetics NY, Women's Dermatologic Society

Even with the caveat that a legal definition of  'natural'-isn't exactly USA government regulated as of yet- with regards to beauty products...(or food -for that matter), third party certification, non-profit watch groups (, for example), willing companies (Proctor+Gamble)  and class action lawsuits-help wised up buyers make choices.  Cause those ingredient lists-as well as efficacy/value proposition/ethically-sustainably sourced and cruelty free factors are big deals-not just 'greenwash' marketing buzz.

The term 'simple' ingredients-is  somewhat baffling-as even botanics-algae-rice-and charcoal-components that seem to be popular formula sources-are complex. But no surprise we saw new multi-syllable offerings from a slew of companies at the sourcing makeup/beauty trade show-In Cosmetics NY.
New Green Aqua Foundation by French supplier Sensient Technologies -is "...made of several natural ingredients such as mineral pigments treated with super hydrophilic rice-based surface treatment PHY..." Added to foundation formulas like the one here-the end result felt light and fresh-a barely there feel- when we tried it...with great, buildable coverage. Rice derivatives showed up at several exhibitors.
LIPOCHEMICALS-Vantage Specialty Ingredients was one of several companies incorporating activated charcoal in cleansers/face draw out dirt, toxins, and oils while minimizing pore sizes,
Sensient Cosmetic Technologies- Aqua Charcoal Gel Cleanser-made with vegetable charcoal-aimed at the booming market for skincare products targeting the desire to detox...combating the negative effects of environmental and modern day stresses
A Mintel presentation featured two products we've written about- when they first hit the market: ANTONYM® EcoCert + Leaping Bunny Certified -cruelty free makeup collection- free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, sulfates, petrochemicals or phthalates.Pictured the multi-tasking Baked Highlighter encased in a very cool bamboo box.
USDA ORGANIC -S.W. Basics  Cream is also Leaping Bunny cruelty free-and a B certified company-w/ hero ingredient-fair trade sourced shea butter.