• New York,  WorldWide

    NARS Unveils Brand New Eye Paints For Fall! @NARSissist

    If you’ve ever wondered how some people just get their eye makeup spot on every. single. time., I think I’ve found the answer: NARS Eye Paint.

    I was lucky enough to attend the NARS Eye Paint Open House this week in NYC and I took a sneak peek at this amazing new line of creamy and colorful eye paints that can be used as an eye shadow or eyeliner.

    NARS Paint    Rachel    NARS    Paint    NARS event    shadow

    So what’s to love about these pint-sized paints? First, it’s the range of colors NARS has introduced into the line. From sultry greens and flashy golds to midnight shimmery blues—there’s a shade to suit every complexion (and outfit!).

    Second, NARS has created the ultimate in everyday wearability. This eye paint stays where it’s supposed to. Work with it fast and it will set perfectly, promising not to smudge–and it’s waterproof, too.

    Yep, I’m pretty much in love with this new eye paint. And it was hard keeping my hot little mitts away from all the other goodies on offer at the NARS boutique, too. So. Much. Makeup. Such. Little. Time.

    Pop into NARS this September (or shop online) to pick up their Eye Paints—I have a feeling these are going to be the hottest little must-haves for fall.


  • New York

    Trendsetting shoe parlor @Shoegasm goes ONLINE

    New York-based shoe boutique Shoegasm is going e-commerce this week, making hundreds of NYC trends available all over the country!

    With three locations in Manhattan, all of our brands will be available for sale online. In celebration of the official launch, Shoegasm.com is offering $10 off for the first 100 online shoppers!

    Since opening our very first boutique in Chelsea, Shoegasm has strived to create an experience for our shoppers that begins the very minute they walk through our doors and discover styles that are bold, trendy, and varied, ensuring there is something in our store for every kind of shopper.

    Our mission was to find a way to bring the New York City shopping experience to our shoppers everywhere. In addition to searching by brand or color, we have divided our shoes by style and personality, inspired by neighborhoods in the city. If you’re looking for a pretty, classic pump, you can stop by the Uptown Girl page; if you want a Western boot with some edge, swing by the Chelsea Chick section!

    Some of the brands our customers will find include: Ahnu, Ariat, Bacio, Bass, Ben Sherman, Blowfish, Bronx, Chelsea Crew, Clarks, Corso Como, Dansko, Desigual, Dolce Vita, Gil Torres, Giorgio Brutini, Hush Puppies, J Shoes, J.D. Fisk, K-Swiss, Kamik, Keds, Kenneth Cole, Lucky Brand, Miz Mooz, Pluggz, Restricted, Sperry, Steve Madden, and Toms. Our new online store provides on-trend styles, countless options, and prices you’ll love!

    Shoegasm.com isn’t just a place to shop for shoes: it’s a world of resources for fashion news, style updates, and our experts’ picks of the season’s most wanted trends. We want our shoppers to feel like they’re inside one of our stores when they engage with us on Twitter, Facebook, and our blog, The Daily Shoegasm. Our online boutique is our newest initiative to bring our shoppers the Shoegasm experience, and the best of New York City!

    About Shoegasm

    Shoegasm officially opened its doors for business in 1999, and has currently expanded to three store locations in Manhattan. As a uniquely chic space for fashionable shoes at affordable prices, Shoegasm creates the ultimate “oh my” experience for shoe lovers.

  • New York

    24 Hours in Soho

    As some of you know I have been working with Sturm und Drang throughout this year in Geneva and also Frankfurt. This past week, they held their very first workshop in NYC and right in the heart of Soho. It was an amazing experience to pow wow with trend experts, hair stylists and of course the product development team from P&G.

    Day 1 consists of a brain monsoon (not just any storm) and lots of creative drawings from the Brooklyn based artist Joshua David Mckenney aka Joshua David.  He made a lot of our fast & funky ideas come to life and helped get our wild thoughts out of paper.  Here is some of his work.

    We ended Day 1 at the delicious The Mercer Kitchen and went home with our heads spinning and our bellies full.

    Scallops and Lentils and the first time I had fried sage!

    On Day 2, we had a fiesta (not just any party) that solidified our ideas into tangible, ready to market products for professional salons worldwide. Complete with a Mexican inspired lunch. It was a great 2 days.

    Our very international and diverse group consist of people from Canada, Australia, US, Hamburg, Paris, South America, Italy and Israel.  The venue was historical, cool and inspiring. Hope I will get a chance to be back at Soho Soleil again.

    What a fantastic experience and hope some of our ideas come to fruition in 2014.

  • New York

    This Week in NYC, Boston & New Jersey: @SalonWeek

    You’ve heard of Restaurant Week and Spa Week, but do know about Salon Week? If you’re in Boston, New Jersey (state) or New York City, you can partake in this week of discounts at various salon. It started on October 1, but you have until October 7 to hook yourself up with some serious pampering.

    Each participating salon offers a minimum of three discounted services to chose from giving you the opportunity to try high-end services for 50% off!

    Photo: www.salonweek.com

    To book your salon service, visit www.salonweek.com.

  • New York

    National Ceviche Day- June 28th!

    My poor Colombian taste buds are going to hate me by the end of this post. But I found it important to share with all food junkies:

    JUNE 28th is National Ceviche Day!

    As if things could not get any better- a few restaurants across the US  will be celebrating! With a healthy mix of this delicious Latin-Asian dish-it is a day not to miss!

    Zengo: Richard Sandoval Restaurants in New York, Denver, D.C., and Santa Monica will be participating! Here is a sample of one the menus:

    New York:

    Mahi-Mahi: Fermented pepper, citrus, napa cabbage, cucumber, cilantro, red onion, nori

    Shrimp: Poached shrimp, red onion, pomegranate, chives, avocado, dashi, leche de tigre


    Hiramasa: Scallions, fresno pepper, cilantro, avocado, popcorn, citrus

    Seared Scallop: sesame, ume, serrano, red radish, kaiware sprout, tequila ponzu

    Tiradito (Zengo NY)

    Pampano: Chef Lucero Martinez-Richard Sandoval Restaurants in NY 

    (209 East 49th Street, New York, NY – even easier for you guys to find! )

    Will be serving:

    Camaron: Shrimp, lime, avocado, chile habanero

    Atun: Big eye tuna, pear tomatoes, cilantro, serrano, ginger and cucumber broth

    Halibut: Halibut, cilantro, mint, mango

    Mahi-Mahi: citrus tomato, chile serrano

    Pulpo-a la Parilla: grilled octopus, cactus, tomato, queso fresco, black olive caramel, lemon vinaigrette

    Chicharron de Camaron: crispy rock shripm, coconut-guajillo, avocado vinaigrette

    Ceviche Tasting (Pampano)

     Finally…only because I don’t think my stomach could handle any more descriptions.

    Costanera: Cocina Peruana- Chef/Owner Juan Placencia in New Jersey!

    Ceviche: marinated in leche de tigre and aji chilies and served with red onion, cilantro, yams and chocolo:

    Pescado: fluke

    Mixto: fluke, octopus, shrimp, squid

    Costanera: crab, arctic char, shrimp

    Tiradito: similar to ceviche but the fish is cut sashimi style and the aji chilies

    Tradicional: fluke with aji rocoto and cilantro

    Nikkei: arctic char with aji amarillo, avocado and soy-lime dressing

    Ceviche de Pescado (Costanera)

      For a more extended menu check out- Ceviche Day!

    So please if you don’t do it for yourself, do it for my taste buds and rumbling stomach! Jot it down- and go out – June 28th Ceviche Day!!

  • WorldWide

    Lovers in a Dangerous Time

    Don’t the hours go shorter as the days go by
    We never get to stop and open our eyes
    One minute your waiting for the sky to fall
    The next you’re dazzled by the beauty of it all
    Lovers in a dangerous time

    These fragile bodies of touch and taste
    This fragrant skin, this hair like lace
    Spirits open to a thrust of grace
    Never a breath you can afford to waste
    Lovers in a dangerous time
    Lovers in a dangerous time
    When you’re lovers in a dangerous time

    Sometimes you’re made to feel as if your love’s a crime
    Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight
    Got to kick at the darkness ’til it bleeds daylight
    When you’re lovers in a dangerous time
    Lovers in a dangerous time