Tag Archive | Duane Reade

The Faces of 14th Street

Not Art
All Photographs By Gail

You have to be observant, but if you bother to look up from your phone, or pay special attention to your surroundings, you can spot relief sculptures of the face of French street artist Gregos adorning the facades of buildings and other random objects at intervals all along 14th Street (and other locations in the east village) in Manhattan. You may recall reading about Gregos and his Pink Faces of Paris in this post from way back in November of 2010.

Faces of 14th Street

This piece is on a derelict Fire Box on the north side of 14th just west of 8th Avenue.

3rd Ave Face

This face is on the 14th Street side of the Duane Reade at the corner of 3rd Avenue. The mouth is closed on this one and it also appears to have lost the tip of its nose. You can clearly see the artist’s signature on the chin

Street Face

And I spotted this face on the southern facade of a build on Second Avenue between 7th Street and St Mark’s Place. There is no protruding tongue on this one either, but the expression seems to be a bit grouchier than the others!

Have you seen these faces anywhere else? Please leave the location in the comments!

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Pink Thing of The Day: Body Fantasies Spray Fragrance

Body Fantasies Spray Fragrance
Photo By Gail

The packaging design of this fragrant body spray is almost too pink to resist, especially when you add the fluorescent, multi-colored lip prints. Even the fragrance name, “Pink Vanilla Kiss Fantasy” sounds almost edible. And I guess that is what good advertising is all about: compelling you to purchase a product based solely on how it looks on the shelf. Oh, the Pinkness.

Photographed in Duane Reade on 8th Ave and 33rd Street.

Emmy Inspired Cocktails Courtesy of Sparkling ICE!

Sparkling ICE Spring Water Ad

With the Emmy Awards airing tonight (9/22/13), and your Drinking Game already in hand, why not enjoy the show with a couple of low-calorie cocktails? The recipes below feature Sparkling ICE, a naturally flavored sparkling water that is zero calories, gluten-free, lightly carbonated…and a delicious addition to any mixed drink. Sparkling ICE contains B-Vitamins and Vitamin D, along with a caffeine-free Green Tea Extract, which contains healthy antioxidants.

And now, to the drinking!

Sparkling Ice Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade Emmy-tini

Ingredients:

1½ oz. Corzo Tequila Silver

1 oz. Cointreau

1 oz. Strawberry Lemonade Sparkling ICE

¾ oz. Lime juice

1 Strawberry

½ tsp. Jalapeño, diced

Directions: Muddle strawberry and jalapeño in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and remaining ingredients. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with strawberry.

Calories per 6 oz serving: 130

Sparkling Ice Red Carpet Raspberry Rave

Red Carpet Raspberry Rave

Ingredients:

1 oz. Makers Mark Bourbon

½ oz. Dry Vermouth

2 Bourbon Cherries

2 oz. Black Raspberry Sparkling ICE

2 Blackberries

Directions: Combine the bourbon and dry vermouth in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled glass. Top off with Black Raspberry Sparkling ICE. Gently stir and garnish with blackberries.

Calories per 6 oz serving: 130

Sparkling ICE is part of the TalkingRain® family of beverages, and retails for $1.19-$1.29. To locate Sparking ICE (In NYC I’ve see it at Duane Reade stores) visit Sparkling ICE Dot Com!