Happy Self Care Day


Self-care is so important for overall health, and with today being International Self-Care Day I wanted to share a few favorite self-care tips and tricks from TheSoul Publishing – an award-winning publishing co. behind one of the top five YouTube channels, 5-Minute Crafts.

  • DIY Bath Bomb: Baths are a great form of self-care and relaxation. Next time you’re looking to relax, try making this easy bath bomb! Mix baking soda, citric acid, coconut oil, your favorite essential oil, and coloring. Once mixed evenly, place the mixture into an empty ice cube tray and allow it to sit together to dry. Once hardened, pop the bath bomb out of the tray, place into bath water, and relax!
  • Make Your Own Moisturizer: Add aloe vera gel, almond oil, lavender essential oil, and cedarwood essential oil into a mixing bowl and mix until evenly spread. Place the mixture into a container with a lid to store, and you’re all set! 
  • Honey & Brown Sugar Exfoliator: Struggling with dry, cracked skin? Try this easy-to-make honey exfoliator! Simply mix brown sugar, honey, and coconut oil together in a bowl. Once evenly mixed, scoop out the mixture and rub it onto your dry skin. Rinse off and done! Your skin will be left feeling soft and smooth. 
  • Find even more of 5-Minute Crafts’ self-care tips here
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October and December Broadway Shows Announced

I am so happy to finally confirm the October and December shows for our Broadway group. The October show is Almost Famous on October 10th. We have a block of seats in the Orchestra for $180. The December show is Some Like It Hot. This show will be on December 6th at 8 in the Orchestra for $160. Email me to save your spot and additional info for each show is below!!!

ALMOST FAMOUS:

“Cameron Crowe’s mesmerizing coming-of-age rock tale is destined to conquer Broadway! It’s an entrancing tapestry of sound — the chaotic, communal spirit of ’70s rock distilled in a musical.” Los Angeles Times

The year is 1973 and it’s all happening. Led Zeppelin is king, Richard Nixon is President, and idealistic 15-year-old William Miller is an aspiring music journalist. When Rolling Stone magazine hires him to go on the road with an up-and-coming band, William is thrust into the rock-and-roll circus, where his love of music, his longing for friendship, and his integrity as a writer collide. ALMOST FAMOUS  is about a young man finding his place in the world and the indelible characters he meets along the way. It’s a celebration of community, family, fandom and the power of music.

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SOME LIKE IT HOT:

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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European Skin Care Right Here in Westchester!

I just experienced the most luxurious skin care treatment with European roots right here in Westchester.

The owner and esthetician of ELEGANCE Skincare Studio was born in Europe. She undertook three years of professional training in Esthetics at esteemed European beauty institutes, where skincare  is valued as a science. Later she applied her knowledge and gained valuable experience while working with demanding European clientele.

After moving to the United States, she continued to study Esthetics to learn about US skin care industry standards and to get licensed according to the US requirements. She graduated from Wellness Academy in Hawaii, famously known for its resorts and spas, where she studied  Asian massage and reflexology techniques.

Her experience in skin care is a unique blend of European scientific approach, and Asian relaxation techniques. Passionate about non-surgical skin transformation and enhancement, she has developed breakthrough treatments that incorporate the latest non-invasive technology, and highly effective European skin care products, that give exceptional results.

Here are some of the treatments you can choose from: But for more information or to book your own appointment click HERE. See you there!!

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Create a Dream Yard for Your Dog This Summer

According to the ASPCA, 23 million households in America welcomed a new pet into their pack during the pandemic. People have been using their backyards more in recent years for everything from working and entertaining to vacationing and working out. But for dogs, this backyard business is old hat. 

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“No one loves the family yard as much as the family dog,” notes Kris Kiser, President of the TurfMutt Foundation, an organization that advocates for the care for and use of green spaces, as well as pet rescue. “It’s my rescue dog, Mulligan’s, favorite place to be, so I do everything I can to make it safe and enjoyable for her, which ultimately makes it better for me, too.” 

Kiser and Mulligan have advice for creating a dream yard for your pets and the whole family this summer: 
 
Plant Real Grass
Plastic grass is uncomfortable on paws (and bare feet), gets very hot during the summer, is difficult to clean, and is worse for the environment since it requires water for cleaning and usually can’t be recycled. The bottom line: real grass is the best option for pets, people and the environment. 

Select the Right Plants & Grasses 
Choose a type of turf grass that will withstand the “ruff” housing of your pet. Buffalo and Bermuda grasses can be a good choice, depending on your climate zone. For other plants and shrubs, check the ASPCA’s list of toxic and non-toxic garden plants for advice before planting. You’ll want soft, sturdy foliage near walkways. Save delicate, decorative flowers for elevated flowerbeds and patio pots. Pro tip: place plants close together in areas you want to designate as off-limits to your dog to create boundaries.  
 
Consider Pollinators & Other Wildlife 
Nature starts in your backyard, which provides habitat and food for birds, butterflies, bees and more. Each of these species help pollinate food crops and flowering plants, so take them into consideration, too, when you’re selecting plants for your backyard.
 
Plan for Fun  
Add a splash pool, build a sandbox for digging or even create a canine obstacle course to provide hours of fun. After a day of play, your dog will need a place to relax so think of where you can plant trees or bushes that provide shade for snoozing. 
 
Sign up for Mutt Mail, a monthly e-newsletter with backyarding tips and all the news from the TurfMutt Foundation. To learn more about creating the yard of your dreams, visit TurfMutt.com
 
 About TurfMutt
TurfMutt was created by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI) TurfMutt Foundation and has reached more than 70 million children, educators and families since 2009. Through classroom materials developed with Scholastic, TurfMutt teaches students and teachers how to “save the planet, one yard at a time.” TurfMutt is an official USGBC® Education Partner and part of their global LEARNING LAB. TurfMutt is an educational resource at the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Green Apple, the Center for Green Schools, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids, the National Energy Education Development (NEED) project, Climate Change Live, Petfinder and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In 2017, the TurfMutt animated video series won the coveted Cynopsis Kids Imagination Award for Best Interstitial Series. TurfMutt’s personal, home habitat is featured in the 2017-2020 Wildlife Habitat Council calendars. More information at www.TurfMutt.com.

Trending Online Date Ideas For Long Distance Couples To Try

Finding the love of your life is nothing less than dancing on cloud nine. You get to spend time with them, share your happiness as well as sorrows, and do all the cringe yet cute things together. However, if the relationship is long distance, sharing every small moment becomes a daunting task requiring consistent and extra effort. 

Unlike regular dating, in LDR, there are times when you wish your partner to be by your side to share your happiness and sorrows. But, sometimes the distance is too much to cover in just a few hours. 

Luckily, regular calls and texts help keep the relationship going and the connection as unaltered as possible. There are also a few online date ideas that you can try to get closer to each other. 

  • Old School Truth And Dare 

The first idea on our list is to go old school and play “truth and dare” to understand each other. It is a great icebreaker and offers you an excuse to talk about things you otherwise would not. The questions or dares can range from basic to wild or cute to cheeky. Even so, make sure to understand each other’s boundaries and avoid making a date awkward. Instead, use the game as an opportunity to learn something new about each other. 

  • Try Unique Ways Of Explore Intimacy

Intimacy is very important to keep the relationship healthy. However, for a long-distance couple taking care of their partner’s physical needs is easier said than done. If your partner’s love language is physical touch, a lack of physical intimacy can cause complications. Therefore, you should try different ways of romancing, such as sending spicy texts, using products like Blowjob Masturbator during virtual dates, or trying roleplay. Dealing with other related complications will become much easier when the intimacy is strong. 

  • Create A Music Playlist Together

Another fun thing you can try with your partner is creating a music playlist. Music is undoubtedly one of the best ways to express emotions without saying anything. You can both create a playlist including romantic, classic, fun, or other genres. You can also share the song you are currently listening to with your partner and feel their connection. It is a pretty basic idea to try; however, it is surely worth a try! You can also discuss the artists, songs, and what you love about them. Doing so will ensure that you never run out of topics to discuss with your partner. 

  • When In Doubt, Veg Out 

Not every day is the same day. That means you are either not in the mood to do anything or are confused about date night ideas. In that case, you can be just you. You both can watch a movie together, talk about your day or share the silence without any awkwardness. Bear in mind that long-distance or not, relationships are about being honest and sharing minimalist moments. 

Wrapping It All Up

While it is not easy to maintain LDR, having a lovable partner who understands and supports you, helps cover the physical distance with other methods. So, try out the above-mentioned date ideas and take your relationship to a new level. 

Ready For A New Dining Experience With GrubTok

I recently went to the most amazing launch of the GrubTok app at Hinoki in Greenwich. I have been using the GrubTok app for a while now and love it so much. It is so informative and I love seeing the video menus come to life. I am constantly checking restaurant menus before I go, sharing them with friends and deciding what I might order way before I step through the door. GrubTok had answered my prayers!! Following please find a bit more information about GrubTok but first download the app HERE.

GrubTok is a video platform that was built with foodies in mind. The first of its kind, the platform helps restaurants by giving them a space for customers to link videos to individual menu items and also post meaningful video reviews. GrubTok is the brainchild of avid foodies mixed with restaurateurs who embrace social influence, tech, and local food culture.

The GrubTok community highlights menu items, rewards, perks, and events in an efficient way but also helps diners discover the best dishes to satisfy their taste buds. All are welcome to join the GrubTok community of foodies and restaurants – we encourage you to connect with those who share our passion! GrubTok also provides verification badges to the ultimate foodies and options for restaurants to claim their businesses and tools for enhanced success.

“GrubTok is the most effective way to help diners decide on where to eat and what to eat.”

– GrubTok Co-founder, Nitesh Pundra

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