An Apple a Day…keeps you healthier!

APPLE photo It has been non-stop for me for 11 days with work and play. I have been traveling to the BEAUTIFUL state of Maine, next a trip to NYC (will share soon about these trips with you) and then back to FLORIDA for more work. We did another one of our signature Pop Up shop at an event with Jacksonville magazine. Yesterday was spent painting pretty faces at my makeup studio.

Today  I am going to celebrate my husbands birthday starting with breakfast in bed.

And for me I am eating clean as I am craving green! Don’t you just love the first bite into a green crunchy apple? God’s edible masterpiece! Last night I shopped the aisles and bought the freshest batch of colorful fruits and veggies. And this week I am going to back on a beautiful food track (with a little bit of his Birthday cake)

Travel and stress takes a toll on your body and skin. Sometimes you have to take a break and treat yourself to all the bounty from a farmer’s market.And feed your body what it needs.

Be well and take time to smell the strawberries,apples and papaya!!!

 

Survived the hurricane in Florida!

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It is the day after the hurricane and I couldn’t be happier. We survived and our house was not touched. The palm tree palms are all over the lawn and leaves but that is it. We did not lose electricity and in our area we always do when a storm hits.Many of my friends and clients have no electricity at all.We were LUCKY.

Our neighbor across the street has a house with a tree in it now!

After the city officials told us that we could drive over bridges. We  went ahead and checked on my charming beauty cottage.No new damage since the last hurricane a month ago that we are still awaiting repair.But just as we surveyed everything in and around the property…I discovered a blown out front window.

Had to call in my handy man and he boarded up  my cottage and were all set until Monday. We were LUCKY HERE TOO as I am located in a business neighborhood not in a strip shopping center or mall. I am under a 500 year old beautiful & majestic oak tree! I am always afraid of the tree falling.Everyone thinks owning a business is so easy but it is not especially at times like these.When thing like this happen and you worry about every thing.My business is like having a child.

When we drove back home we discovered many stop lights out,trees down and lots of debris.More people with put lights and issues with their homes.

So, now were gonna chill…it has been a stressful three days.By the way, if you have never seen a hurricane. It is tough and it isn’t a just a few hours of storm it is a day a few days process and then the after the storm it is still windy and rainy.Kinda depressing too.And the weather man or woman says over and over “STAY indoors and honker down”. We don’t want to hear those words for awhile.

Hope you have a beautiful weekend whatever you do all over the world.Thanks for following my blog as usual or reading it.

I appreciate it and love sharing the days of my beauty filled life and adventures with you!

New York,New York

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New York, New York … They loved it so much they named it twice.

Guest spoke at the beauty show,painting the city gorgeous and enjoyed yummy things along the way.

They were fabulous and exciting both beauty shows. I will do a blog on what trends I saw in time for the weekend.

Nothing like a hot dog from a street vendor. 2 slices of awesome thin crust pizza and a soda for only $2.75 and honey roasted peanuts for $1.00 if you are on the right street corner around town and in the right place to see their Nuts 4 follow the scent of hot sugary peanuts. They are so delicious!

The bakeries are too die for.Every where you go a giant muffin,bagel,pie,donut and cupcake are talking to you…saying “Come Eat Me”.The chefs in this the city are  are off the charts.

Yes, indeed it was a wonderful time.

The only thing is I am exhausted and I am usually a ball of energy! So, I WILL regroup and  get some beauty rest and write another blog soon.

Stay tuned…

 

Delta Airlines,Travel and more!

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I love to travel for work but I love to play too. When I visit a city I don’t just stay the time my business trip is for I stay a little bit more. If you read my blog…I am all about explore!

This time I was in First Class on an airplane that is usually used for International flights. I got lucky. The seats are like this. What you see is my purse and tote bag filled with beauty & fashion magazines and I had my own large screen and HUGE chair that goes back they call a POD. It goes back like a bed!You can actually go to sleep in it. My table space was like a mini vanity. It was an awesome flight!

Lap in luxury after working hard out-of-town across the country…was a very pleasant and most unexpected surprise.

THE SERVICE from the flight attendants was amazing. Delta is my go to airline AND also my happy place. I love to fly! Delta  99% of the time takes care of me. Never disappoints and the CHEF has really stepped it up. The food and desserts are amazing.

Now, I’ve got another half  week ahead…back to TV today and on The Chat,gotta get caught up in my office and makeup studio and taking care of my husband who I have missed too. A business owners work is never done.

Can you say exhausted already?

Enjoy your week,Beautiful!

TOP 12 List to Visit in Chicago oh my!

Have I got a lot to share with you from my all things beauty and yummy stops! 

Looking for a beautiful blowout bar? Blowtique IS the go to place. They offer several styles The Chicago,The New York  The LA and more!

Thread Away is a salon for the ancient ritual. Threading is another form of hair removal for face or brows.

Mud Facial Bar is the new hot spot for cleaning your face.The specialty is MUD.

If you are looking for an elegant place where the whose who of Chicago goes to get their hair done and more. Book an appointment at George the Salon

Besides the Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue.

Glamour Closet offers designer and other brand bridal gowns at awesome prices.

AGACI (in downtown Chicago) is a great place to shop and enjoy THE LATEST and greatest in all things accessories and fashion.And the PRICE is right!

LOVE FOOD? Me too!

FOOD CHICAGO

Check out the many YUMMY FOOD TOURS…Chocolate Tour,ChinaTown tour and more!

Eat, walk and be merry.

One of the companies is:

http://www.chicagofoodplanet.com

Pierogi Heaven in the LOOP area downtown Chicago. I AM POLISH so this place really rocks my lips and heart.

Off The Tracks Grill for quick breakfast and or lunch only. AWESOME Chicago style hot dogs!

EATALY is all the rage in NYC and has now arrived in Chicago.If you love all things Italian you will love this shopping and dining mecca. They even have a Nutella Bar.

Chinatown has some awesome bakeries,bubble tea spots and DIM SUM. My
absolute fave is Ming Hin Cuisine.

This is just a taste of what I love and explored. I love visiting this beautiful,friendly, chic city!

Foodie and Beauty Fun in New York City

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Wow! It was so great to go back home,visit and work.
It was also wonderful to spend time with my darling and fun three sisters and shop the city.
I have so much to share with you!!!

BUT I am unpacking to pack again so I must be brief as I am leaving on another Delta jet plane later this week. Stay with me, don’t give up on me. I want to blog but life gets in the way and my days are long.I promise you it will be worth the wait for you to tune in again.

I will share yummy foodie spots,street vendor finds and beauty spots you don’t want to miss in the city.
Now,enjoy this beautiful view from my fabulous hotel room window of the Empire State Building lit up in red, white and blue after the Rangers won a game.

I’LL BE BACK!

A November to be …THANKFUL!

Thanking God that I can drive to work…not walk miles, wait on long lines and TRY and get on a bus to work.
Oh how I feel for the people who are on those long lines. My fellow New Yorker’s and New Jersey are AMAZING people. They do what they need to do. They band together. They CARE and love each other. I am one of them even though I live in Florida as well.

My heart is broken just like on 9/11 to watch them go through the motions. I am sad to see them suffer, cold,hungry and craving a warm shower or cozy bath.

By the way, my sisters have NO hot water, no heat and still no electricity and phone service. It’s only been over 3 days BUT it feels like forever. Praying.

I am truly THANKFUL for today and all I have. Are you?