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Marzipops Marzipan, For The Holidays!

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Above Photo By Gail. All Other Images Courtesy of Marzipops

Do you like marzipan? I sure do. For me, just one bite of this sweet, almost exotically delicious treat says “It’s Christmastime!” more than any other holiday food. Made with a base of ground almonds, sugar and egg whites, it’s one of those polarizing things that people either love madly or just do not ‘get.’ If you don’t even know what Marzipan is, this post will tell you all you need to know about a marvelous thing that you should familiarize yourself with sooner rather than later. Tis the season, after all. Continue reading Marzipops Marzipan, For The Holidays!

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Bling Panther By Dan Life

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Photo By Gail

Artist and jeweler Dan Life (also known as Daniel Jacob) makes wearable art and tabletop items that glitter and shine with his hand-set crystal embellishments. This Pink Panther sculpture was spotted prowling around inside a vitrine in his booth at NY Now. I couldn’t find this exact piece on the website, but I did see a Pink Panther Head Pendant which sells for $550, if you want to check it, out at This Link!

Idriss B’s Geometric Animal Sculptures Take Over Park Avenue

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All Photos and Story By Gail Worley

There’s some new wildlife prowling around the Park Avenue Malls between 34th and 38th Streets, but it’s no reason for alarm. These creatures — which range from Gorillas and Buffalos to a T Rex and Saber Tooth Tiger are part of a public art installation sponsored by Patrons of Park Avenue (POPA). French / Tunisian artist Idriss B has created a fantastical menagerie in his signature origami-like, polygonal style, which has taken up residence in the Murray Hill-adjacent neighborhood for a full year. Let’s meet some of them!
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Pink Thing Of The Day: Party Pig!

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Photo By Gail

This small toy figure of a Pig in a Pink Party Hat and matching festive outfit (or simply, Party Pig, as I enjoy calling him) was gifted to me by a friend on my most recent birthday. Currently, he hangs out in my living room near the stereo. A little Googling reveals that he is part of a 5-piece set of animal mini figures  called Party Farm from  Bullseye’s Playground. The set was originally sold by Target in November of 2021 and is now (understandably) sold out, but you can still find it for sale on eBay and other similar sites.

Pink Thing Of The Day: Blob Fish Stress Toy

blob fish stress toy photo by gail worley
Photos By Gail

If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to see a photo of a Blob Fish online, then you know that this Blob Fish stress toy (from our friends at Gift Republic) bears an uncanny resemblance to the real thing.

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