• Las Vegas

    In the Biz: CocoFloss says FLOSS or BUST

    I recently moved to Las Vegas as many of you know so everything is new to me here! Even though it is vastly different from NYC, I am finding gems in the most unusual places. In a city like Vegas, there is way less noise so you can appreciate and discover new things. I had some long overdue dental work that needed to be done so that was first on my list when we moved. We found Northview via Yelp and went for a visit. Upon my third visit, I noticed the cutest little promotional cards saying COCOFLOSS. I did some research and found out about them. A cool and…

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  • New York

    The Candle to Keep Mosquitos off: Aromaflage

    If you are sweet like me,  you know that mosquito bites are crazy in the summer time. But now you can enjoy the patio and balcony in peace with a new candle.  Have you seen this? Aromaflage, a luxury fragrance and candle line that naturally repels mosquitos! For July 4th, the limited edition 9 wick candle launched! Created by Harvard Business School graduate and husband-wife duo, Aromaflage is free of DEET, chemicals, and parabens. Inspired by the ancient Southeast Asian practice of using aromatic essential oils to repel insects, Aromaflage is a botanical fragrance with a function.   Aromaflage by heydoyou featuring LSA International Josie Maran body moisturizer / Chloé clear lens…

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  • Asian

    In the Biz: Project Runway Designer Spotlight Angela Sum @byangelasum

    Where are you from/where do you live? born in HK, raised in Toronto (moved there at age 8), moved to NYC after uni, moved to LA just 4 months ago. If there was a theme song in your life, what would it be? –I really don’t have a good answer for this!  ‘Feel this moment’ ft Christina Agu What advice would you give to someone who wants to do what you do? –Stay hungry, stay humble.  I think because of my humble beginnings (having to work for a lot), I appreciated every bit of opportunity I got.  I worked hard in everything I did.  I did really well in Waterloo…

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  • New York

    In the Biz: @BenPatt

    Ben Patterson, Founder of http://heresthethingblog.com City you live in: Brooklyn If there was a theme song in your life, it would be: “This Must Be the Place” by the late, great Talking Heads. What’s the best advice you can give to a fledgling writer? Start writing. Now. Write every day. And read—magazines, blogs, novels. The more you read, the better your writing will become. And if you don’t love writing, consider finding a new day job. What’s the key to being successful? Woody Allen said it best: 50 percent of success is showing up. (Or is it 70 percent? 90 percent? I forget.) Whatever the percentage is, the other critical part…