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Show Your #Holiday Love With The Gift Of Shoes!

November 28, 2015 – 10:47 pm | No Comment

With a shoeaholic Mom, I was born shoe crazy! This season, I have chosen the best shoes to gift to ensure that you are giving your loved ones both comfort and the latest hot styles. Check out this post on the offerings from my favorite brands.

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Mind Body And Spirit Detox For The Holiday Season

November 20, 2015 – 7:06 pm | No Comment


While many health conscious people detox in the spring, it is ideal to cleanse each season in a unique way. In fact, detoxification should be an ongoing practice that encompasses the mind, body and Spirit. Detoxing the body and leaving your mind a flustered mess or conversely, detoxing the body and having a restless Spirit, will not work to maximum effect.

With all those holiday parties coupled with family gatherings right around the corner, detoxing now will help you get through the extra stress you and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Here are our favorite detoxification methods and tools:


For the Mind:

Use the Fall/Winter season to get into a routine of at least to minutes of meditation each morning. Set your alarm just a few minutes earlier to make sure you have time before you bolt into your busy day.

There is a wondrous new tech product called a Thync, that will help you mentally relax. Just download the app, snap it on to your forehead and reap the amazing benefits. Check it out at:



For The Body:

Fall/Winter body detoxes should be all about your lungs and to strengthen your immune system during the colder months. There is still nothing like the Master Cleanse to kickstart your physical detox. It’s an age old remedy that is a cinch to make. Here are the ingredients:

Main Ingredients for the Master Cleanse Recipe:

Pure Filtered Water
Grade B Organic Maple Syrup, Formaldehyde free
Organic Cayenne Pepper
Organic Lemons
Sea salt – Unrefined, (Not iodized) or Epsom Salt

Optional Ingredients:

Laxative tea
Natural Herbal Tea (decaffeinated)

Follow the Master Cleanse, with an ongoing winter diet that limits sugars, flours, dairy and alcohol for a healthy, mucus-free stomach. (We know it’s the holiday season, but limit your daily intake and only have these ingredients on actual special occasions.)

According to Organic Authority.com, “Fall foods to use in your cleansing juices are grapes, apples, beets, leafy greens, and a hint of lemon (but don’t overdo the citrus).” Just pop them all in the blender and you are good to go.

Open the nasal passages by drinking fenugreek and mint teas. Speaking of nasal passages, it is also a great time to invest in a good Neti pot and regularly cleanse your nasal passages with warm salt water.

Cinnamon, cloves, and other warming spices are great for intestinal and respiratory health.

Regular hot baths with Epsom and other natural salts with help detox your body by opening your pores and releasing toxins. Just make sure to have a cool shower after to close them again.

Use the extra hours of darkness to get more sleep. Shoot for 8 hours a night for a nightly purification.

And finally, with flu season in high gear in the winter months, it is imperative that your make, like Lady Macbeth, and wash your hands obsessively.




For the Spirit:

Books and classes are a speedy way to a more enlightened Spirit. This Fall/Winter read these wonderful tomes and you will feel like a different more positive Self by spring.

a) Daily Om is a wonderful site full of great classes to uplift and empower. The one that will best help you detox for the upcoming holiday season is Judith Orloff’s “Combating Emotional Vampires.” As Orloff explains,“Relationships are an energy exchange.” If we do not combat and rid ourselves of the co-workers, friends, and family members that sap that vital energy, we can literally make ourselves sick. In addition, it is impossible to achieve any success in Life, if you are constantly drained of positive energy. Fortify yourself, this winter, with Orloff’s class and book. Check it out at: Combating Emotional Vampires.

b) Another great mind detoxifying read is Michael Singer’s “The Untethered Soul.” Designed to help you quiet that constant voice in your head, Singer’s book is a revelation.

c) And finally, there is Susie Pearl’s must-have manual, “Instructions For Happiness And Success”. Designed for “creating the Life you choose,” it is chock full of exercises to help you, identify your true destiny, create a road map and achieve it. This book is a primer for being a happy, functioning human being. This winter, buy a copy for yourself and all of your friends and family.

The Best Sites For Fashionable And Affordable Clothing

November 16, 2015 – 9:30 am | No Comment

Want affordable clothes on the cheap for those tweens and teens on your holiday list? Here are three great sites to help. And hey, you might even find a little something for yourself. (Level One – Sponsored Post)

CES Unveiled Was A Smashing Success

November 11, 2015 – 10:06 am | No Comment

CES Unveiled New York, the three-day celebration and preview of CES® 2016, was a wonderful time and an exciting small taste of what we can expect in Vegas in January! Read on:

Have A a Holly Jolly Wine Tour With Caldwell House

November 2, 2015 – 10:48 am | No Comment

For this year’s Shawangunk Wine Trail , the Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast, located amid the region has put together a “Have a Holly, Jolly Wine Tour” package. They’ll start you off on the right foot with a unique ornament, and help arrange transportation so you and your guest can visit the all the wineries and decorate your wreath while leaving the driving to someone else.

4 Body Language Insights From Vanessa Van Edwards For #Dove

October 20, 2015 – 10:26 am | No Comment

Dove held a fete to celebrate the launch of Oxygen Moisture. The highlight of the evening was a lesson from behaviorial scientist Vanessa Van Edwards on how subtle body lanquage moves can undermine a woman’s power stance.

Talking Tatts With Andy Perez Of Allied Tattoos

October 19, 2015 – 11:14 pm | No Comment

The past four years gave true meaning to rising above to survive. Dickens described it best, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” But I made it through. So the Phoenix has special meaning to me and I decided to commemorate the passing through to another stage in my Life, with a tattoo from my fav NY artist, Andy Perez of Allied Tattoos in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Here is an interview with Andy with tips for aftercare from yours truly.

#Wondershow Was Wonderful!

August 27, 2015 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

The Patrick Terry produced spectacular WONDERSHOW – described as is “Professional mindf*ckery by some of the most skilled performers in the business” – returned to NYC from August 21st – 23rd at The Muse, Bushwick’s newly renovated circus arts warehouse. It was a total blast and Jon Stetson totally blew my mind!

#Carolee Supports #Water.Org

August 18, 2015 – 10:33 am | No Comment

In September, leading fashion jewelry company Carolee will introduce a sterling silver pendant necklace to benefit Water.org, an organization founded by Gary White and Matt Damon to help provide safe water and sanitation to the hundreds of million people around the world lacking access.

Samsung Announces New Smartphones and Samsung Pay

August 13, 2015 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

I was once an avid Samsung supporter. But then LG lured me away with their G3 and G4 series, which have superior features to the Samsung offerings that were launched at the same time . But I am very excited about the new Samsung smartphones, particularly the Note 5. If it’s really as hot as it seems, I may return to the Samsung brand after a 2-year absence. (Level 0)