Same Sky Jewelry, a trade not aid jewelry initiative that supports African women living with HIV/AIDS, will be presenting their latest jewelry at Ana Tzarev Gallery on Friday, December 14 from 5:30-8:30pm. Same Sky founder, Francine LeFrak will be there, along with RHONY's Ramona Singer, as well as co-hosts Carol Alt, Analisa Balares, Kim Brizzolara, Tas Dossal, Lucia Hwong Gordon and more. The new line of jewelry will include their signature hand-blown glass beaded bracelets and necklaces, fabric wrap bracelets, cufflinks, and more, all of which are hand crocheted by artisans in Africa.
Ana Tzarev Gallery is located at 24 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019
Looking for a reprieve from the cold and blustery city streets? Nix the haul of traveling to ski resorts and cozy up right in your hometown hub. With spectacular views, amazing decor, and warming drinks, we've rounded up the best winter-friendly rooftops in New York City to keep your winter spirits high and your bellies full.
Haven Rooftop: Recently, the Haven Rooftop turned into a Ski Chalet for the winter. Scurrying through the crowds are sexy ski bunnies, better known as waitresses, serving the perfect cocktails to battle the winter doldrums. Warm up with the Ultimate Irish Coffee, a Candy Cane Martini, and Yule Mule n Shot Ski's with Russian Standard Platinum. To top it off, the place actually looks like a legit ski lodge, complete with snow, Christmas trees, and even skis.
Everyone seems to be rising to the occasion to help those effected by Hurricane Sandy and more and more celebrities are joining the cause. Iron Chef, Marc Forgione has created a t-shirt line to help raise money for hurricane relief efforts. For all t-shirts sold through the end of the year, Marc will donate $10 per shirt. The chef teamed up with Island Harvest Food Bank in Long Island on this philanthropic endeavour. Island Harvest is the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island and has been providing relief to thousands of residents impacted by Sandy. Shirts sell for $35/1 or $30/2+ and can be purchased here.
Remember mood rings? They were one of the coolest things you could have when you were a kid. What could be even cooler and cater to adults? AnoStyle, a new service, allows iOS phone users to change the color of their phone at will...kind of like a mood ring for adults. The service will anodize your device into the color of your choosing, and you can decide to change the color as many times as you want. The anodization process used is a specialized chemical process that creates the desired color just for you. All you have to do is send in your phone and in 1-2 weeks, it'll come back colorful and better than ever. Best of all, unlike paint or wrap services, the color will not fade or chip over time. And hey, even Kim Kardashian is a fan!
Ah, New Year's. A time for us all to decide which party to go to and which friends to party with. Should we head to NYC to watch the ball drop? Should we go skiing up in the mountains? House party with some close friends? The decisions are endless, as are the decisions on what to wear. Everybody wants to look glam, damnit, and it can be hard to know just how to pull off that special look. Well, we are here to help. Here are some options to make your decision-making a little more easy.
Make-Up: First and foremost, the right makeup on New Year's Eve is so important. No one wants their eyeliner to run or their lipstick to fade as the night goes on. Make sure you start with a primer to keep that make-up lasting into the wee hours of the night. We like Benefit's That Gal Brightening Face Primer ($29) so give those cheeks an extra glow. If you're going for a bold lip, there's nothing better for NYE than Susan Posnick's Coloressentials line ($19). The lipsticks come in fun, bright colors and is super moisturizing and shiny, plus it's very compact so can fit into the smallest clutch for touch-ups. Make those eyes pop with Lashfully's Lash Appeal Kit ($38). The kit contains two sets of eyelashes with adhesive and tweezers and will provide the most natural and lusciously long lashes for you to don. With the most essential make-up musts out of the way, it's time to move onto what to wear.
Sometimes we tend to get a bit stir crazy around the holidays, however, it is the season of giving. So head down to a fun charity event that'll satisfy both your nightlife craving and your charitable spirit.
Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC, along with Status Luxury Group, will hold the annual Celebrate Your Status gala on Monday, December 17th at 9pm. The goal of the evening is to raise $20,000 and collection 2,000 toys for supermodel Petra Nemcova's Happy Hearts Fund. All toys and proceeds from the event will benefit children and schools effected by Hurricane Sandy through the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Cooking for the holidays can be stressful, especially on Christmas Eve. The best bet is to throw in that apron and have someone else do the work for you. Take the pressure off with one of these amazing prix fixe deals in the city.
Spice Market is offering two prix fixe menus for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Both menus are priced at $55, with dishes such as shrimp tod mon pla, soy cured salmon and lobster tail and pineapple sticky buns. Colicchio & Sons is offering a four course ($135) and seven course ($225) prix fixe dinner in the main dining room, as well as the Tap Room. Highpoint Bistro & Bar offers guests a festive three course menu for just $44 ($19 for children) from 4-9pm.
Velvet Palate is a new and unique wine sale website that offers limited quantity, handcrafted wines from small-production winemakers, allowing its customers access to many hard to find wines. Sign up for their free membership to receive significant savings on online sales that last anywhere from four to six days and would make an optimal gift for anyone on your holiday list.
Velvet Palate offers select sales in the 'cellar,' which lengthens their availability on the website for up to two weeks, giving members an extra chance to take advantage of sales. The site also offers gift packages that feature four or five wines, each with a theme such as sparkling, international, organic, and more and range from $55 to $150. There are also free shipping opportunities each month with no minimum purchase requirement, so be on the lookout for those offers!