Tuesday, December 29, 2009

12 Party Tops to Party in the New Year

Not a fan of dresses, you can still look fab come New Year's Eve with Party Tops. Who doesn't love 'em. Whether they're sophisticated and elegant, bold and daring or pretty and posh, there are so many options to choose from. No matter if paired with a great pair of pants, jeans or a skirt you're going to look fun, flirty and fabulous.

Tube Bra Top with Sweetheart Neckline $19.50 sale Victoria's Secret

Empress Knit Top $19.80 Forever21

Jazzy Sequin Front Top $19.80 Forever21

Twist Halter Top $38.50 Victoria's Secret

Metallic Fan Satin Top $27.80 Forever21

Lace-inset Dolman Sleeve Boatneck Top $29.99 clearance Victoria's Secret

Sequin Lace Trim Top $17.80 Forever21

Pleated Cami $79.50 Martin + Osa

Sequin 1-shoulder Top $19.80 Forever21

Silk One Shoulder Blouse $49.00 sale Victoria's Secret

Woven Satin Trim Tank $26.00 Forever21

Sparkle Trim Tunic $59.99 clearance Victoria's Secret

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Monday, December 28, 2009

12 New Year's Eve Party Dresses

I hope everyone had a happy holiday, spending time with family and enjoying good food (hopefully you didn't overeat, which most of us probably did).

Now, is the time to get ready for New Year's Eve and here to get you started are 12 sexy party dresses that will have sparkling at the end of the year. Tomorrow I'll post party tops followed by bags and shoes.

It's also a great time to find amazing deal on New Year's Eve dresses.

Strapless Party Dress $49.99 sale Victoria's Secret

Fiona Feather Dress $98.00 Guess

Taffeta Rose Front Tube Dress $54.60 sale Arden B.

Strapless Lace Dress $59.99 clearance Victoria's Secret

Metallic Crinkled Dress $98.00 Banana Republic
Includes a black ribbon belt (white leather belt not included)

Paillette Drape Neck Dress $98.00 Guess

Satin Halter Dress $47.60 sale Arden B.

Fab Sequin Dress $14.50 Forever21

Flirty Little Sleeveless Square Neck Dress $49.00 sale Victoria's Secret

One-Shoulder Dress $69.00 sale Victoria's Secret

Matte Jersey One-Shoulder Dress $69.00 sale Victoria's Secret

As U Wish Lace Tube Dress $64.00 Nordstrom

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Musuem Find: Fruit Bowl

There is just something so sleek and cool about this fruit bowl. It's simple and polished. It's a stylish way for kids to grab a piece a fruit or for us busy gals on the go to snag a piece a fruit as we go out the door.

Fruit Loop Bowl created by Daniel Black and Martin Blum
$42.00 Museum of Modern Art (momastore.org)

* Chromed-steel wire * Hand-wash only

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What to Wear: For Pre-holiday Date

You have a date scheduled for Wednesday night right before Christmas Eve and with all the holiday stress you don't feel like going all out for the night. No worries just find a sexy but easy to wear dress. You can't go wrong with a black dress it's stunning and you can get away with a lot. Style it with killer heels and amazing accessories (but not too much, you want to keep the attention on you).

Dress: Love21 Sequin Dazzle Dress $29.80 Forever21

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Food Pick: NewTree Chocolate Bars

It's no secret that I love chocolate but I try not to over do it. Just a little bit every now and then. We all know how much those luxe chocolates can cost so here's a delicious and affordable food find: Chocolate Bars from NEWTREE. Each chocolate bar has a interesting name like Sexy, Crave, or Pleasure and includes some equally interesting ingredients like Coffee, Blackcurrants, or lavender.

Dark Chocolate with Cherry $5.49

Milk Chocolate with Cinnamon $5.49

Made with 73% Dark Chocolate $5.49

Dark Chocolate with Flax Seeds and Crisped Rice

10-Piece Gift Pack $9.99
10 individually-wrapped Mini Bars in 5 flavors: Pure, Ginger, Lavender, Cinnamon and Blackcurrant

Milk Chocolate with Roasted Almonds and Flax Seeds

Dark Chocolate with Belgian Biscuit and Flax Seeds

Includes three mini Dark Chocolate bars

Includes three mini Dark Chocolate with Coffee bars

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'SNL' Brittany Murphy parody removed from the Web

** Style and Focus PR would like to send out condolences to the family of Brittany Murphy.

It's been such a long time since I've watched an episode of Saturday Night Live. I stopped watching because I no longer found it funny. There's no original material like with the old skits. Lately, the show just seems to be anything but funny especially doing a skit on an actress who was allegedly taking drugs.

'SNL' Brittany Murphy parody removed from the Web

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- You can search the whole Web but you won't find it anywhere.

A clip from "Saturday Night Live" parodying the late Brittany Murphy has been quietly yanked from the Web, various blogs have noticed.

On December 5, the NBC show aired the sketch during "Weekend Update" in which cast member Abby Elliott performed an impression of Murphy, who had recently been fired from a film project. The impression portrayed Murphy as spacey and living in the past.

After her death Sunday, the sketch disappeared from Hulu.com, the online video repository co-owned by NBC Universal and News Corp.

The quiet removal prompted many bloggers and online viewers to question the sketch's tastefulness and the decision to erase it without notice. A publicist for "Saturday Night Live" didn't respond to requests for comment.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tasting Table 'NY Specials Edition' Debuts January 2010

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 -- Tasting Table, the free daily epicurean email, will launch its "NY Specials" edition this January. This new weekly email will offer subscribers special access to the city's tastiest food-centric happenings, from delicious deals to exclusive tables at restaurant openings.

Beyond just discounts, NY Specials will also connect readers to Tasting Table-approved restaurants, bars, wine shops and markets through private dinners, specialty menu offerings and highly coveted reservations.

"In the year since we launched, we've learned that our readers are not only hungry for dining recommendations and culinary expertise, but they're also eager to share Tasting Table's relationships with our city's outstanding hospitality scene," says Tasting Table CEO Geoff Bartakovics. "Where our daily New York edition covers the best of the city's food and drink, our weekly NY Specials email will provide that unique access to experience those establishments."

The inaugural NY Specials email is set to launch in January 2010. Tasting Table readers can sign up now at http://TastingTable.com/NYspecials.


Tasting Table (http://tastingtable.com) is the free daily email about the very best of eating and drinking culture across the country. Each day, subscribers receive one delicious discovery, covering a range of epicurean topics including dining, wine, cocktails, personalities and food travel. Tasting Table stands out for its unique approach to editorial coverage: Every recommendation is based on first-hand research not blog posts or press releases and is delivered to readers in a smart, lively voice.

Beauty Gift: M·A·C 'Lipglass & Lustreglass' Set

A beauty gift that's sure not to be returned is the M·A·C Mini 'Lipglass & Lustreglass' Set ($29.50, Nordstrom). This holiday find is perfect for your sister, best friend or a little something glam for yourself. These mini glosses will take the gift girl straight into party season.

Available in three sets: Sexy Shenanigans (above), Frisky Business, and Models Misbehaving.

Frisky Business

Models Misbehaving

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Study says the Smell of Chocolate Helps You to Relax

According to a study, the smell of chocolate helps you to relax. The smell seems to remind you of happy memories resulting in you becoming more calm. For a guilt-free way to relax without hitting the frige, try lighting a chocolate-scented candle. To highten the effect, light a cocoa scented candle while snuggling up on the couch.

Shown: Godiva Set of 2 Chocolate Scented Candles $29.96 qvc.com

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Give the Gift of Life This Holiday With Fashionable Medical ID Jewelry

-Lauren's Hope Says Vanity Is No Reason to Risk a Life-

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 14 -- It's statistically proven that medical identification (ID) tags save lives. Medical ID tags should be worn by the millions of people suffering from chronic conditions like diabetes, cardiac issues, asthma, allergies and other conditions that require special medical treatment. Yet only a small percentage of Americans with chronic conditions actually wear medical ID tags because either they don't want to emphasize their medical condition or the traditional, clunky medical ID tags don't fit their personal style.

Lauren's Hope creates fashionable jewelry that allows its customers to choose bracelets, necklaces, watches and other jewelry that is stylish and discreet enough to fit your own personal style, while communicating important medical information in case of an emergency. Lauren's Hope offers chic medical ID jewelry for men, women and children of all ages and styles, from elegant to funky to sports-themed jewelry. Lauren's Hope offers gift wrapping and guaranteed shipping by Christmas if ordered by Dec. 22.

"Despite the fact that our customers are so appreciative when our jewelry makes the difference in an emergency, we also understand that sometime people prioritize vanity over safety when it comes to wearing medical ID tags," said Denise Gaskill, marketing director and co-founder of Lauren's Hope. "That's exactly why we offer stylish medical ID jewelry that people actually want to wear. We have the perfect holiday gifts for your mother, child or friend that can fit their personal style, while giving you the peace of mind that you may help save their life."

Lauren's Hope guarantees shipment in time for Christmas, and offers a "Wish List" feature if you are hoping to receive a Lauren's Hope medical ID yourself! To order Lauren's Hope Medical ID jewelry for your loved one, go to www.LaurensHope.com or call 1-800-360-8680.

About Lauren's Hope

Founded in 2001, Lauren's Hope provides fashionable medical ID jewelry for men and women of all. Started when the cofounders' young friend, Lauren, refused to wear a medical ID tag for her type 1 diabetes because "they're ugly and draw attention to my illness," the company has been going strong ever since, with thousands of testimonials from customers who wear their jewelry with pride and have seen the life-saving benefits of their Lauren's Hope Jewelry.

For more information, contact:
Denise Gaskill
Lauren's Hope
(816) 550-4820

Museum Find: Espresso Set

Espresso Set created by Fellina Sok-Cham $45.00
The Museum of Modern Art (momastore.org)

This espresso set would be great for the friend who loves to entertain, the nester who longs for a quiet evening at home or for someone who loves simplicity. For the entertainer, this kitchen accessory can also be used for serving appetizers, soups and desserts. This is so interesting because you can get multiple use out it instead of just for coffee.

* The set includes a bamboo tray with six inset bamboo saucers, six porcelain cups, and six stainless-steel spoons

* Cups are dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Spoons are dishwasher-safe.

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