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Dine and Dream at NYC’s Row Hotel!

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District M Image Courtesy of Row Hotel. Food Images By Anne Raso. Other Interior Shots By Gail. (Click on Any Image to Enlarge for Detail).

Just mention the name Milford Plaza to anyone who’s lived in New York City for a length of time (or ever watched an original cast episode of Saturday Night Live) and they’ll likely offer an enthusiastic and nostalgia-tinged memory of that hotel’s Iconic TV Commercial featuring the popular tune “The Lullaby of Broadway.” I know this, because that is exactly what happened to me this past week when I started telling friends about my visit to the new Row Hotel, formerly the Milford Plaza, which reopened on March 1st following a years-long renovation to the tune of $140 million dollars. To call the transformation wildly impressive is an understatement.

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Favorite Swimwear from Land’s End Spring Preview!

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All Images Courtesy of Land’s End

Since I’ve discovered that Cruise vacations totally rule and are among the most enjoyable vacations one can take, I’ve also realized the importance of having at least a couple of attractive, well-fitting pieces of swimwear. Because eventually, you are going to get wet, and you want to look good.

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Thumbtack Press Presents UGLYDOLL Art!

Blue Special
“Blue Special”

Do you like Uglydolls? I sure do, and I enjoy telling you about UGLYDOLL things that you can own, such as Pillows and Good Luck Totems. Thumbtack Press — a virtual gallery showcasing art prints from popular contemporary artists, as well as up-and-comers, at super affordable prices — has recently secured the exclusive worldwide licensing rights to UGLYDOLL art, and I couldn’t wait to tell you all about it. Because Uglydolls are awesome.

UGLYDOLL Art It's a Dry Cold...
“It’s a Dry Cold”

UGLYDOLL art prints feature your favorite Uglydolls hanging out in everyday places such as the supermarket and the park, having fun and living life the Uglydoll way! You want to own these prints! Prices start at just $19.99 (such a bargain!) for 14″ by 14″ prints, and Thumbtack also offers framing as well as canvas stretched prints, so you can decorate to fit your style.

UGLYDOLL Art Babo
“Babo”

Please visit This Link to peruse the UGLYDOLL Art Gallery and pick out something Ugly to hang in your home today!

UGLYDOLL Art Small Things With Big Chills
“Small Things with Big Chills”

Fashion Bug 2012 Seasonal Preview: Vibrant Colors and Easy Styles!


Fashion Bug Means “More Trend and Less Spend” (All Photos By Anne Raso. Click on Any Image to Enlarge)

NYC may be gearing up for months of colder weather, but Fashion Bug is already thinking ahead with an exciting preview of their late winter/early spring 2012 line that will have you planning your next cruise or beach vacation before you’ve even donned your winter coat for the first time! On Tuesday, October 25th, we had a chance to preview Fashion Bug’s upcoming line, including a wide array colorful and versatile dresses, skirts, sweaters, pants, tops and accessories – all due for release between February and April of 2012.   Here are just few of the new styles we saw and are already dying to own and wear!


Build Your Signature Looks from One of a Kind Prints and Patterns!

There are so many great reasons to love Fashion Bug. Not only are the clothes beautiful looking, comfortable, quality clothes that are made to fit and flatter any woman’s body, but the very reasonable prices (hardly anything is over $40) make expanding your wardrobe so affordable. It’s worth noting that all Fashion Bug textiles are exclusive to the retailer so you won’t find clothes like these anywhere else.


What an Awesome Bag!

We also love that the Bug sells every type of accessory – amazing costume jewelry, shoes and purses – to custom style any look. Also featured in Monday’s preview were several new looks pulled from Fashion Bug’s recently launched Juniors line, Loop 18 (available in sizes 9 to 27). Offering a youthful, vibrant take on everyday casuals, the Loop 18 collection is fashion-forward focused and features more body conscious fits to accommodate the current styles and trends favored by today’s young woman.


Maxi Dresses are In!


Look For These Styles Close to Easter 2012

All fashions seen in this post and many more will be available starting in February 2012 both online at Fashion Bug Dot Com and in Fashion Bug’s retail stores.