Thursday, December 30, 2010

Scrub a Dub Dub

To be a functioning member of society showering once a day is a requirement. Some bath products can be indulgent and others just need to get their job done. Suave Naturals Refreshing Body Wash falls in the latter category. Known for products those are inexpensive but also effective this line of body washes lather up. Grab a shower poof or wash towel squeeze a little of this fragrant product and clean. That’s what this product does, it cleans. There are no extra additives to moisturize or exfoliate. Often these additives just jack up the price but do not support the advertised benefits. Just moisturize after the shower with an excellent cream or lotion. Also exfoliating on a regular basis is not always healthy. So when washing up its best to keep it simple with just a wash like Suave Naturals. This comes in 10 fragrances most resemble a tropical destination. Something that is necessary during these cold, frigid days. The wash is infused with Vitamin E to nourish. There are also shampoos, conditioners, and body lotions featured in the Naturals line. Available at most major drug stores

Sunday, December 26, 2010

We All Scream Ale Yeah

A cold brew is all we want sometimes.  Maybe we had a bad day at work, make that week, wait make that year.  Or we are chowing down on pizza and wings or maybe foie gras.  Whatever it is Americans love beer.  Sometimes we want to step it up a notch and drink something other than Natty Light.  Maybe we want to appear well traveled and sip on a micro brew from Lithuania.  Duh everyone has been to Lithuania, its the new Greek isles.  Well lets pretend we've all been and go to the Ale Yeah where they have numerous types of brew maybe even that coveted one from Lithuania .  Located in metro Atlanta, Ale Yeah brings to Georgia the joys of local and international craft beers.  Take a look around at their selection and create your own 6 pack where you can try a variety of flavors.  To accompany your drinking experience Ale Yeah offers cured meats, fine cheeses and chocolates that bring the experience to a higher level.  The staff is incredibly knowledgeable about the brews so do not hesitate to ask any questions. There is a beer for everyone here.  When you find if go ahead and scream Ale Yeah!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to all, and to all my Jews out there, happy chinese food and movies.  What are y'all seeing?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

No Glove, No Love

I have a new favorite blog, well after mine, the Man Repeller. The 21 year old Leandra Medine, has a closet anyone would dream of owning and what seems like an apartment that I could only fantasize about. Do it, check out her pics. But one of her recent post led me to what I believe one of the greatest update to our boring shoe collection. I should say yours. I kinda buy more shoes than anything. But we all have a pair of the boring black pump for business, and all other dressing needs. What if we could update that shoe without having to buy a whole new pair. Check out the Heel Condoms. Yes it sounds exactly as you would imagine. It is a little sleeve that you slip onto the back of your pumps to jazz them up. Yes, I just used the term jazz. The heel cover is a a little slip that goes over the back of your shoe.  There are a variety of options to fit your mood.  Feeling sweet but a little edgy?  Go for the cheetah printed bow.  Its that balance of girly femininity but in a femme fatal pattern. There are studded red satin ones and runway feather ones.  With about 15 options and prices starting at $20, you only need one pair of shoes and an array of Heel Condoms to add variety to your shoe options.  All are reusable and protect heels from wear and tear.  There is a condom for everyone there is no reason why you should not step outside without one. 
Image via Heel Condoms

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Play It Out

My senior year of college, I spent a good amount of my Thursday nights at the new piano bar in town.  it wasn't your average one, it was dueling.  Now what seems like the eternity since I bid adieue to Nashville which in actually is only 2 and a half years it seems like this concept has taken a strong hold across the country.  In Dallas, The Penguin Piano Bar has recently opened its doors.  So there are two pianos facing each other, usually with a fish bowl resting nicely atop it.  Take the napkin intended to be your ice cold drinks coaster and find a pen, write down what song you just can't live without hearing.  Is it Gaga?  Is it Elton John?  Who cares, just write it down.  Bring your pretty little self up to the Piano man (or woman) and give them your napkin, preferably with a dollar or two if you want to hear the song before the sun comes up.  Then sit back as the national touring piano players jam out your song.  Don't be disappointed if a mash up occurs, or a dual. You never know how Teenage Dream will sound with Thunderstruck.  They are currently open Thursday through Saturday and have a small cover charge.  Go with your friends, its a greater way to hear the music you want to hear, dance to the songs you want.  Its an all around good time.
Image via  HenryStradford

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Fresh Mex

So it seems that all I have reporting on is euphoric food places lately.  Maybe I am famished from all the Zumba I have been doing.  Speaking of Latin culture, last Satruday after the wait at Ippudo was eons long, and meandering the cold city was out of the question, a friend and I went to a little hole in the wall, Dos Torros.  I did not waver because of all the accolades I had read about this place  The simple Mexican flavors had been extolled by some of the harshest food critics, and that's because this place can back it up.  Time Out New York was partisan to the carne Asada tacos, but I decided to give tantamount consideration to other menu options.  So I loaded up on one carne, and one carnitas with a side of guacamole.  Each heaping, overstuffed taco was under $4 and was savory, flavorful and fresh.  The place has about four tables so dine with a friend to dive headlong into the first available table while waiting to order.  Do not worry, you will get over that gaucherie once you settle in and bite into the deliciousness.  And I am sure that person you swiped the table from is long gone savoring their taco.  In addition to the tacos do not abstain from the other menu options like burritos and quesadillas.  Much to your chagrin, own the fact you will soon be the Foursquare mayor. 
Image via Swift Benjamin

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I Wana an Empanada

The Empanada is the new IT food. There are so many IT foods I do not know what it is actually replaceing, all I know is that its the new one you should be chowing down.  As I write this post I have 3 options sitting next to me.  Not really but I am salivating thinking about this.  In Los Angeles, Nonna's Empanadas is brand new to the scene ready to offer you an option for your Latin cravings.  At about 3 bucks a pop you can try the whole array of options.  There are beef, chicken, veggie options to name a few.  Get them spicy or not; have a breakfast option on the way to work.  There is a wonderful sidewalk cafe to enjoy your treat.  In addition to empanadas, there is an extensive menu to chow down on pizza, tostinos, and dessert for your sweet tooth.  Everything is baked daily, which means fresher, than fresh.  Can't find the time to sit down. Get in on the combo deals: 3 empanadas and a soda or if you are hungry 6 and 2 sodas.  Now get on trend and head to Nonna's.       
Image via Nonna's