Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Best+Fastest Makeover

It's Not What You Think...
No -we're not talking $ plastic surgery-but a much easier+wallet friendly way-to turn back the clock-5-15 years(+) for something  maybe more important than your selfie enhancement procedure--- customizing a fav pair of shoes.

A new lease on life-retrofit...of any footwear (just about) healing required-for those Sex In The City era pumps,  Burning Man-runway worthy comfort sandals,  moto boots that have lost their grrrrr, athletic boots worn of their functional pop...
and for even added snazzy swagger of drab dress shoes for truly personalized work-to-play style. 

VIBRAMs SOLE FACTOR Program and current tour is the solution.

Simple to Follow Custom Repair Steps: peruse the Vibram outsole option types-available online...and mail or bring in a pair to one of the many designated cobblers-available coast to coast-who can add serious sass (eye-candy patterns -colors) serious grip (the amazing ice clutching Arctic Grip)... AND practically plush cushioning... to most kinds of kicks.

Monday, May 14, 2018


Yup-even the hair brush-born over a millennium plus ago-gets a re-boot with a fab scalp hugging curve design for a better untangling of wet or dry tresses.

Available online. and at salons-including co-leading light- Angelo David (Pisacreta) Salon -created with Jacob Guttman of Creative Tools 
Affordable+ re-usable for stressed out-environmentally harassed scalps-now delivered---The FLEX BRUSH promotes healthy hair growth with its cool curved shape that massages all sizes of scalps, and takes the knots out of all hair types -from the fine to thick- real or otherwise (like wigs, RHO...worthy extensions, etc).
PLUS the super lightweight, vented design- enhances air flow from blow dryers.
Also a great tool for dry brushing imo-...helps shed dry skin cells to smooth+brighten- and reportedly improve the body's lymphatic systems...and is perfect pet brush for shedding felines/canines.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Sharp Looking Points!

There's something about pointy toe shoes-the pictured below-not the pictured above-that make these easy wear slip-ons- comfy citified cool!

top pick-major gushing for these Piper silver metallic leather mule-sandal hybrids-with a manageable 2" sexy heel. $199 Wear these beauties with just about any summery outfit. Summit White Mountain

These could be THE summer shoe staple-for city streets...Summit's KADE-has rather sensuous v-cut on the upper-adds major serious chic to these flat-ish (1.5" heel) pointy toe shoes -in black, silver or platinum-made in Italy too! $159

Get crafty -Pikolinos adds beautiful embroidered details...on the BARI leather slingback design-with all day comfy cushion liner. $170 


Friendly food takes on savory flavors-have broad appeal-with just enough detectable/delicious zing for mild to fiery palates.

Sabra hummus goes great with a lot-like crunchy chips, crackers, hunks of bread, and cut-up veggies-though perhaps not pen caps.
Hummus-a chickpea based dip- re-invented as an All-American staple from its Tahini--Mid-East heritage-IMO-courtesy of Sabra...when their hummus landed in refrigerator aisles back in the first 21st century decade. Now part of the "Pepsi generation' -it's flavorful varieties are available in assorted sizes-including snack sizes with pretzels-practically everywhere food is sold.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


Savory spices-from distinctive fiery to sweet n' tangy-flavor BBQ sauces and the latest  popular crunchy snacks.
New-Top Picks To Fire Up Palates:

Friday, May 4, 2018

TBar Steak and Lounge: Tasty Upscale Casual on UES

In the past-NYC's 'it' steak restaurants catered to power players - wearing power suits - surrounded by power dark wood panels- located (mostly) in power zipcodes. To start ...  power drinks or bottles power label wines or power scotches, followed by power (humongous) portions for power appetites...

Yada yada yada.

Now-preferred steakhouse dining- is lower key- welcoming-in  local spots. Lighter interiors   comfortably seat whatever attired eaters - often with kids in tow-at earlier hours. 
Food wise- a broader range of menu printed options including iconic crowd-pleasers -  satiably satisfying tastebuds craving both the namesake familiar (well rendered)- to more global (fusion) selections.
picture-by TBSL

Paleo please???

Today's diverse diets+eating 'rituals' from functional healthy free of  fare- to shareable portions for  hungry nibblers and grazing snackers who skip the traditional 2-3 course meal...are a dining out given.

Able to deliciously please all of THAT-is the UES neighborhood destination, TBar Steak and Lounge...helmed by Chef Ben Zwicker- that gets the modern steakhouse part of its claim to fame just right -but much more.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Van Life- Sleep Essentials-Bedgear

In the late 80s- NYC Marathons pre-race had 20,000+ humans-meandering around - hanging out in  basic tents for about 2 hours-eventually set-off in one massive start post the Achilles hand-cycles-wheelchair + pros. There were no timing chips- the 'gun time' was your time.

The night prior-some slept on semi-stiff cotton-poly sheets- or all cotton ones-fabrics that made up a lot of runner's outfits too.
Now-  over 51,000 NYC Marathon racers wearing textile performance attire + race bibs+accurate timing chips- still get to Staten Island crazy early.

But the assigned race start waves (8!!!) are staggered  over 2 ½ hours-now added to the 2 plus hours of hanging around.

SO it didn't exactly surprise us- that  the Bedgear Performance-a company that makes smart tech sleep products-is a NYC marathon sponsor (solicited, too).

Those long waits before the pace starts to pick up-practically begs for a nap!

Some help for wiry racers -and others... the entire line-up of Bedgear® sleeping essentials:
Probably can't haul a mattress to the start area of any big race ... but for van beds-or camping out zzzzs -there are lightweight portable options that enhance sleep-so much so-it actually might surprise.