Cheers to the Weekend!!

Yeah, it’s finally the weekend. This week felt extra long today. I am off on assignment again tomorrow and I cannot wait to share everything with you soon. In the meanwhile, my fabulous sponsor Katy of She’s Cooking in Brooklyn sent me this awesome cocktail recipe to share with you. It looks amazing. I know you are going to love it as much as I did!!! Cheers and Enjoy your weekend Fashionistas!!!

FRESHLY SQUEEZED APPLE & CINNAMON COCKTAIL


INGREDIENTS
• 1 cup (6-8 apples) freshly squeezed apple juice
• 2 tbsp lemon juice
• 2/3 cup tequila
• 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
• Ground cinnamon

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DIRECTIONS
Juice the apples and lemon together. Add to a meal prep container with the tequila, maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon. Shake well and pour over ice to enjoy.

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& Juliet, The New Musical

There’s Life After Romeo

I have heard so many good things about this new musical & Juliet. I am really looking forward to seeing it!!!!

This hilarious new musical flips the script on the greatest love story ever told. & Juliet asks: what would happen next if Juliet didn’t end it all over Romeo? Get whisked away on a fabulous journey as she ditches her famous ending for a fresh beginning and a second chance at life and love—her way.

Juliet’s new story bursts to life through a playlist of pop anthems as iconic as her name, including “Since U Been Gone‚” “Roar,” “Baby One More Time,” “Larger Than Life‚” “That’s The Way It Is,“ and “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”—all from the genius songwriter/producer behind more #1 hits than any other artist this century. Break free of the balcony scene and get into this romantic comedy that proves there’s life after Romeo. The only thing tragic would be missing it.

We have a group of Orchestra tickets for January 10th at 7 pm for $150 each. Email me to reserve your spot!

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December Broadway Show Reminder

I am so happy to confirm once again the December show for our Broadway group. The December show is Some Like It Hot. This show is poised to be the next great musical so you are not going to want to miss this…. The show will be on December 6th at 8 in the Orchestra for $160. Email me to save your spot and additional info for the show is below!!!

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WHO SAYS THEY DON’T MAKE GREAT BIG MUSICAL COMEDIES LIKE THEY USED TO? 

SOME LIKE IT HOT brings one of Hollywood’s greatest comedies to new life on the Broadway stage. Don’t miss your chance to join this fast-paced, sassy, brassy cross-country romp, as two best friends run for their lives – and find true love where they least expect it.

Featuring a score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray), a book by Matthew López (The Inheritance) and Amber Ruffin (“The Amber Ruffin Show”), and choreography and direction by Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon), SOME LIKE IT HOT arrives this November at the Shubert Theatre.

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J McLaughlin September Picks

You have to check out J McLaughlin’s September looks. Each one is better than the next. Last week, I went into the Greenwich store to try on some of the new arrivals. I have outlined my favorite for you and check out my Instagram to see the latest reel of some of their best Fall fashions. Click on the descriptions below for more information…

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  1. These tall boots are perfection.
  2. This is a great dress and I love the Fall print.
  3. These pants come in black and white and the bottom center slit is perfection.
  4. This long black silk skirt is so timeless and a perfect must-have for any wardrobe. Wear it with a black turtleneck sweater or a chic white button-down for a polished look.
  5. I got this blazer and it is so beautiful. It looks great with jeans, black pants or draped over a dress.
  6. Here are the front split seam pants in black.
  7. This dress with leather accents is gorgeous!
  8. This microsuede dress will be a closet staple that you will reach for again and again and it comes in more colors.
  9. I also got this great green top. I love the gathered look. I plan on wearing it will jeans and leather pants. camo shoes and gold statement earrings to complete my outfit.
  10. I am so upset I did not get this chic leather jacket.
  11. Here is the perfect white button-down shirt.
  12. Camel belted coats are all the rage this fall. If you have never tried one, check this one out!!!!!

ArtsWestchester Arts Festival in White Plains

ArtsWestchester wants to let you know about an exciting celebration of art coming this October in the City of White Plains. 

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The 5-day Serious Fun Arts Festival will feature 15 new artworks, a Gallery Hop, Live painting demos, free concerts, a Headliner Concert Celebration, an Art Fair, plus DJs and pop-up dance performances. The full 5-day Schedule of events is here: https://artswestchester.org/serious-fun-arts-fest/

We all deserve some ‘Serious Fun’ and there’s no better way than to party with more than 200 artists during this festival next month!

The Serious Fun Arts Festival will brighten the City of White Plains this fall with art activities ranging from concerts to live mural painting, a public art walking tour to dancing in the streets. There will be sculpture, performance art, massive public art unveilings by renowned artists, fun family art-making, and more throughout the downtown. Don’t miss Sunday’s headliner concert with Sammy Rae and the Friends. And reserve your spot for Saturday’s FREE Serious Fun Block Party, with an eclectic mix of six-inspired performances!

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VAN LEEUWEN ICE CREAM TO OPEN GREENWICH LOCATION IN OCTOBER

The New York–based brand is expanding into Connecticut with a Greenwich scoop shop, marking the debut of its first suburban location.

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Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, the nationally beloved brand known for its made-from-scratch dairy and vegan ice creams, will debut its first Connecticut location on October 1. Located on the iconic Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, the store is the brand’s first suburban scoop shop. The launch also marks a return to its roots for co-founders Ben and Pete Van Leeuwen who are Greenwich natives and whose ice cream journey began in town twenty years ago.

Ben and Pete became ice cream entrepreneurs back in 2002. The brothers rented a Good Humor truck and drove it all around Greenwich for two summers. With the money he made, Ben went backpacking around Asia and Europe and found himself most excited by the food he discovered and the revelation that good food was more accessible in other parts of the world. His travels inspired the idea for an ice cream truck serving good ice cream.  Not long after, Van Leeuwen was born in the form of a yellow scoop truck on the streets of NYC in 2008. Its French-style ice cream (made with more than double the amount of egg yolks as standard ice cream) quickly gained a loyal following, and Van Leeuwen has since expanded into storefronts in New York, California, Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas, as well as grocery stores across the country, including Stop & Shop and Whole Foods. Van Leeuwen’s goal — to make good ice cream that makes you feel good — also extends to its dairy-free options, which are made with simple recipes and choice ingredients.

 The expansive menu features more than 30 signature flavors including Honeycomb, Pistachio (made with Pistachios sourced from Mount Etna in Sicily), Marionberry Cheesecake (made with vine-ripened berries from Oregon farm partner Stahlbush Island Farms), and Earl Grey Tea (made with Rishi Tea), in addition to custom sundaes, handmade ice cream sandwiches, root beer floats, milkshakes and pints to-go. The company is also known for its extensive selection of vegan flavors made with oat and cashew milk, including Churros & Fudge and Strawberry Shortcake.

 “We are so excited to bring Van Leeuwen to our hometown,” said Ben Van Leeuwen, co-founder and CEO. “It’s really special that our first suburban location takes us full circle to the place where we first brought smiles to people’s faces through ice cream back in 2002 before the brand existed. We look forward to sharing good ice cream, made with good ingredients, with the community where we grew up.” 

 Known nationally for creative seasonal and limited-edition collaboration flavors such as Kraft Macaroni & Cheese and BIGFACE Coffee Affogato in partnership with NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler, Van Leeuwen will also serve an exclusive limited-edition flavor at its Greenwich location. The brand has teamed up with local French bakery Raphaël’s to create a flavor inspired by their Canelé pastry – a brown sugar ice cream with vanilla and rum notes with pieces of Canelé from Raphaël’s. In addition, Van Leeuwen’s Fall seasonal specials,  Pumpkin Cheesecake and Dark Chocolate Vegan Pumpkin Pie, will be available until December 1. 

 Opening day hours on October 1 are 12pm-11pm. In celebration of the launch, the shop will offer $1 scoops of all ice cream on opening day from 12pm-4pm. 

 Van Leeuwen’s Greenwich scoop shop is located at 375 Greenwich Avenue and will be open Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Guests can enjoy their treats at the scoop shop or order pints for takeout or delivery. 

 

 ABOUT VAN LEEUWEN ICE CREAM Founded in 2008, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream started out of a yellow scoop truck on the streets of NYC by Ben Van Leeuwen, Pete Van Leeuwen and Laura O’Neill. With a mission to make good ice cream from good ingredients that makes you feel good, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream has innovated beyond the original dairy recipe with vegan ice cream and ice cream bars, unique and eclectic flavors, and more. With 33 scoop shops across the country, Van Leeuwen ice cream is also available for purchase in grocery stores and nationwide shipping. To keep up with everything Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, follow the brand on Instagram @vanleeuwenicecream or visit www.vanleeuwenicecream.com.