Monthly Archives: November 2011

Miami Monday…Shortcut to Fabulous Accessible Art Basel Activities

art baseEvery year Art Basel comes into town and the design district and beach become intolerably busy and everyone clamors for tickets to the hottest shows. There are a few more low key art shows connected to Art Basel for the early bird who wants to avoid the crowds…

1. Seven Miami- A minifair that  was Inspired by the prevailing need for a more intimate, personal way to engage visitors during the Miami fair week, the members of SEVEN come together to create an environment where artworks may be experienced in a curated context and interested parties can have a substantial, quality interaction with the dealers. The emphasis on cooperation rather than competition relates to the founding days of these established, long-running galleries, which despite over 120 years of combined experience, remain true to the non-conformist, adventurous nature of their beginnings in the New York and London art worlds.

2. Scope Miami- The art show that has established its name by curating cutting-edge contemporary art from around the world proudly returns to Miami for its eleventh year. thEY also show in New York and Basel, Switzerland. Cementing its future with an 80,000 square foot pavilion across the street from Art Miami, SCOPE Miami’s high-profile venue is centrally located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District. Scope will open at 11 am on Wednesday November 30, 2011 and admission will be $20.

3. Art Miami- Known as Miami’s premiere anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off  the opening day of Art Week — the first week of December when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists descend upon Miami. World-famous for its stylish gallery-like decor, its extraordinary variety and outstanding quality, Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from 100 international art galleries and prominent art institutions. Admission is $15 per person.

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Shortcut to Fabulous Charms for a Cause

howitworks The Company, Altruette sells bracelets and charms for a cause! 50% of the proceeds of every charm sold go to the cause specified for each charm. For example, the high heel supports breast cancer, the globe….Global Giving, Key…National Women’s History Museum. You get the picture. The gold bracelet is $150 and charms are around $100 in gold. Click on the picture to check them out!

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Shortcut to Fabulous Stocking Stuffers and Gifts for your Girlfriends

There are about as many websites outlining the Black Friday and holiday deals on big ticket items as there are calories in the food I consumed yesterday. So, I will spare you another sales rundown and give you my list of favs for holiday gift giving and stocking stuffing. If you are looking for the weekend and cyber Monday deals, check out my friends over at Fantabulously Frugal.

Winks by Georgie Lash Compact $25

Winks by Georgie Lash Compact $25

1. Winks by George False Lash Compact- Winks by Georgie is a false eyelash collection featuring three styles to wear from morning latte to midnight soirée. All false eyelashes are 100% natural and weightlessly voluminous. There are no synthetic products in the lashes which means that they wont be uncomfortable and irritate your eyes.  Winks are easy to apply and convenient to store in their eco-chic compacts. Each pair of false lashes can be worn multiple times, and our recycled compacts can be refilled with Winks adhesive and any Winks style. Most gals I know are intimidated by False lashes, but I gave Winks a whirl a few weeks ago and they are truly fab and after a few tries pretty easy to apply. Every fabulous girl needs a nice set of false lashes for when she needs to amp up her look and I think these lash compacts make the absolute perfect gift for your girlfriends. Winks by Georgie are available at select Neiman Marcus stores and at neimanmarcus.com. Click on the picture to purchase.

Limited Edition Golden Beauty Elixir $16.

Limited Edition Golden Beauty Elixir $16.

2. This elixir is a limited edition bottle of something that has become a part of my beauty routine and is an absolute savior in the winter when my skin gets dry! This product was inspired by the “elixir of youth” used by the Queen of Hungary, this elixir tightens pores, smooths features and adds a little moisture and a dewy glow to your skin. I apply it before my make-up and it helps my make-up stay on longer and gives my skin a shot of moisture. The bottle is only $16 and lasts a really long time. This is the perfect gift for your gal pals that live in colder climates or travel frequently because a sprtiz of this elixir will give your skin refreshing boost and it feels luxurious as you spritz it on. Click on the picture to purchase.

Iphone 4 Cover that fits Iphone 4s $58.

Iphone 4 Cover that fits Iphone 4s $58.

3. Henri Bendel has the cutest chicest gifts and accessories,b ut this iphone cover is one of my favorites. You may not know this, but not all Iphone 4 covers fit the new 4s phone. Bendels covers do and that is they top my Christmas gifting list because they will be perfect for the gal who as the 4 and plans to upgrade to the 4s or the girl who just got the 4s and is looking for the perfect cover. Click on the picture to purchase.

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Shortcut to Fabulous Vintage Inspired Earrings

$4.80

$4.80

I picked these up on a Forever 21 run a few weeks ago and I have been getting tons of compliments ever since…these are my new favorite things and they only cost four dollars and eighty cents. Everyone keeps guessing they are vintage and no one ever guesses they cost under $5! Who needs Oprah’s favorite things when you have mine ;)

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Miami Monday…Shortcut to Fabulous Fitness Deal

GraceRemember a month ago when I introduced you to my fitness secret, IM=X Pilates in Coral Gables? No, well then click here. My favorite pilates studio is running an amazing Holiday special where you can get one month unlimited classes for $159 and a five pack for $89. This is a HUGE discount! Click here to check it out.

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Shortcut to Fabulous Deals…Filene’s Basement and SYMS going out of business

saving moneyFilene’s Basement and SYMS filed bankrupsty and a ton of their stores are closing. There is over 100 million dollars of merchandise that will be liquidated and that means you can get some incredible deals. Both SYMS and Filene’s Basement gift cards will be honored throughout the sale.A large selection of accessories, toys, gifts and more is also offered at savings up to 30%.  In conjunction with the inventory sale, SYMS and Filene’s Basement will be selling all store furniture, fixtures and equipment, including shelving, apparel racks, lighting, chairs, tables and more. All sales made on or after November 16 are final. Returns made on any merchandise purchased prior to November 16, 2011 will be handled in compliance with existing return policy for SYMS and Filene’s Basement.Here are the stores with sales:

Store Name

Address

City

ST

SYMS

5300 Powerline

Ft. Lauderdale

FL

SYMS

4615 NW 77th Avenue

Miami

FL

SYMS

Kendall Lakes Plaza
13899 SW 88th Street

Miami

FL

SYMS

3251 Hillsborough Avenue

Tampa

FL

SYMS

Strawberry Fields Shopping Center
4400 Forest Hill Blvd

West Palm Beach

FL

SYMS

1803 Roswell Road

Marietta

GA

SYMS

5775 Jimmy Carter Boulevard

Norcross

GA

SYMS

280 West North Avenue

Addison

IL

SYMS

1900 Chapman Avenue

Rockville

MD

SYMS

21700 Telegraph Road

Southfield

MI

SYMS

1865 E. Marlton Pike

Cherry Hill

NJ

SYMS

330 Route 17 North

Paramus

NJ

SYMS

One Syms Way

Secaucus

NJ

SYMS

555 King Georges Rd

Woodbridge

NJ

SYMS

42 Trinity Place

New York

NY

SYMS

8075 Sheridan Drive

Williamsville

NY

SYMS

1340 Swedesford Rd

Berwyn

PA

SYMS

10770 Westheimer

Houston

TX

SYMS

1000 E. Broad St

Falls Church

VA

Filene’s Basement

1133 Connecticut Ave

Washington

DC

Filene’s Basement

Mazza Gallerie
5300 Wisconsin Ave

Washington

DC

Filene’s Basement

529 14th St NW

Washington

DC

Filene’s Basement

17651 Biscayne Blvd

North Miami Beach

FL

Filene’s Basement

Lenox Marketplace
3535 Peachtree Rd

Atlanta

GA

Filene’s Basement

1 North State St

Chicago

IL

Filene’s Basement

830 N Michigan Ave

Chicago

IL

Filene’s Basement

497 Boylston St

Boston

MA

Filene’s Basement

215-227 Needham St

Newton Upper Falls

MA

Filene’s Basement

Lockwood Place
600 East Pratt St

Baltimore

MD

Filene’s Basement

1400 Northern Blvd

Manhasset

NY

Filene’s Basement

Union Square
40 East 14th St

New York

NY

Filene’s Basement

Fresh Meadows
187-04 Horace Harding

Queens

NY

Filene’s Basement

Harvard Park Shopping Center
4045 Richmond Rd

Warrensville Heights

OH

Filene’s Basement/ SYMS

652 Commerce Drive

Fairfield

CT

Filene’s Basement/ SYMS

267 Berlin Turnpike

Hartford

CT

Filene’s Basement/ SYMS

560 Boston Providence Highway

Norwood

MA

Filene’s Basement/ SYMS

295 Tarrytown Road

Elmsford

NY

Filene’s Basement/ SYMS

2220-2226 Broadway

New York

NY

Filene’s Basement/ SYMS

695 Merrick Avenue

Westbury

NY

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Shortcut to Fabulous Baubles and Bling from Rajnana Khan

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Art Deco Cuff Bracelet $69

The Limited has a “limited” edition jewelry collection from renowned jewelry designer Ranjana Khan. The pieces range from $69-$120. There are some stunning pieces available that would be perfect to dress up a holiday look. The two photographed here are my favorites! Click here to check out the entire collection.

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Jeweled Earrings $89

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