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    Dean & Deluca Performance Bars

    Screen Shot 2017-10-16 at 3.43.49 PMNew Yorker’s favorite purveyors of fine food have entered into a new realm with its Performance bars. Made for athletes in mind, the bio nutrition bars feature high-end ingredients that target efficiency levels and are easily absorbed within the body.

    Dean & Deluca partnered with Michelin award-winning chef Alan Murchison, known for his time as the executive chef at L’Ortolan in Berkshire, for these performance bars. Besides a notable chef, Murchison is a top-tiered athlete, who has performed in the London Duathlon and the ITU World & ETU European Duathlon of which he is a winner of. Together, the two make an extraordinary team by helping athletes reach their full potential through nutrition.

    With four different flavors including Dean & Deluca’s nutrition bars have set a new precedence on the market, each offering its own exceptional benefits to consumers. Take a look at the benefits below:

    Screen Shot 2017-10-16 at 3.42.11 PMManuka & Honey
    Made with dried mango, roasted peanuts, Manuka honey, pumpkin seeds and dried coconut, just to name a few ingredients, this Dean & Deluca bar highlights Manuka honey. Extracted from Australia and New Zealand, Manuka honey boasts a ton of benefits that target your immunity. When combined with these other ingredients, the Manuka & Mango bar helps keep your body and mind sustained.

    Matcha & Espresso
    Jam-packed with antioxidants, matcha—a derivative of green tea—is one of the most beneficial superfoods you can include in your diet. According to Dean & Deluca, the green powder can also enhance vitality and longevity. Espresso, on the other hand, helps energize your system. When paired together, the two ingredients work their magic. Other ingredients found in this bar include almonds, dry roasted macadamia nuts, clover honey and dates, just to name a few.

    Screen Shot 2017-10-16 at 3.43.40 PMTurmeric & Ginger
    Tumeric, known for reducing inflammation, and ginger, a natural diaphoretic, are two of the world’s most powerful ingredients. When in the same performance bar, the two ingredients are unbeatable. According to Dean & Deluca, the Turmeric & Ginger bar aids in improving circulation, alleviates joint pain and helps reduce recovery time, perfect for athletes in training.

    Mekabu & Hazlenut
    Mekabu, an all-natural seaweed, is one of the most beneficial ingredients for athletes. It’s properties include helping muscle and tissue recovery, which is essential to anyone prepping for a big tournament. When mixed with the hazlenut and other ingredients (think sesame seeds, cinnamon, dates and chia seeds), this bar optimizes joint function and is rich in Omega oils.

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    For more information about Dean & Deluca’s performance bars or to purchase, visit https://http://www.deandeluca.com/performance-home.

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    Must-Have Beauty Products This Fall

    Just as wardrobes change with the different seasons, so does a beauty routine. With a whole new slew of fall products on the market, the below are the must-have items that should be added to any beauty addict’s collection.

     
     
     

    Save_The_Forest_Palette_grandeSave the Rainforest Eye Palette

    Inspired by the vast colors of the Virunga National Park, Chantecaille’s new eye palette showcases this season’s fall colors beautifully. Complete with four shades such as a light blush, champagne, deep brown and green, each color is stamped with a gorilla image to pay homage to the “last remaining mountain gorillas on the planet.” Chantecaille also supports the Rainforest Alliance to help protect it from destruction. So why not help save the Rainforest while looking beautiful as well? Available at chantecaille.com, $85

     
     
     
     
     

    elite-mirror-5-brush-set-with-reflectionsArtis Five Piece Mirror Collection

    When it comes to applying makeup, nothing tops the Artis brush sets. Velvety smooth fibers help your products lay evenly on the skin’s surface and make the application process more enjoyable. For seasoned beauty aficionados, reach for Artis’ Elite 5 Brush Set, which includes staple brushes including the Oval 6 for foundations and the Circle 1 for lip products. What sets them apart from other brushes on the market? The answer is the CosmeFibre, “a revolutionary engineered fibre made for applying cosmetic and makeup products,” says the brand. Keep an eye open this upcoming holiday season for even more remarkable sets including the Extravagants, Essential and Elite Gold Delights sets, available November 9, while the Intense Demi Duo set will be released on December 5. Each is unique in its own way, and will elevate your makeup collection to a whole new level. Applying makeup will never look or feel as good as it does with Artis. Five Piece Mirror Collection available at artisbrush.com, $170

     
     
     

    unnamed-1Hair Repair Line by Valmont 

    Beginning in November, say goodbye to your old haircare products and say hello to a whole new set released by New York City’s most elite brand, Valmont. The new trio of lush products will help transform your scalp using anti-aging beneficial properties. Including a Stimulating Scalp Booster ($115), Beautifying Mist ($115) and Rescuing Oil ($95), these three products will instantly become your holy grail. Available at Spa Valmont at Hotel Plaza Athenee in New York City beginning November 2017, BoutiqueValmont and saks.com. 

     
     
     
     
     
     

    Screen Shot 2017-10-03 at 3.57.28 PMFucking Fabulous by Tom Ford

    Tom Ford’s latest scent is, well, fucking fabulous… and that’s not just because that’s what it’s named. The fragrance, which launched simultaneously with his latest runway collection, has already taken the world by storm with its eclectic and mesmerizing scent. Featuring notes of cashmere, sage oil and tonic resinoid, among many other notes, Fucking Fabulous is a fragrance that will alter your collection for the better. Available at TomFord.com, $310-$804

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Images via chantecaille.com; artisbrush.com; BoutiqueValmont.com; TomFord.com

  • Pili Products

    Pili Ani’s Secret Ingredient

    PILI-ANI-YOUTHFUL-GLOW-FACIAL-CREAMPili tree’s have been long revered in the Philippines. Often referred to as the “Tree of Hope” in the Bikol region, the tree’s essential oil has beneficial properties including antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins. Rosalina S. Tan, who was born and raised in the Philippines, believed that everyone should have access to the tree’s rewarding oil, so she set out to start an all-encompassing skincare line that not only utilized Pili Oil, but that was also environmentally sustainable. Introducing Pili Ani. 

    Throughout the entire globe, Pili Ani is the only luxury brand that is crafting products using Pili Oil. When mixed with other beneficial ingredients such as Elemi Oil, German oat extract, white truffle extracts and vitamins, Pili Ani’s premier skincare line works like magic.

    “The five piece collection addresses specific skin needs before skin type to guarantee a luxury experience that achieves healthy, radiant, youthful and moisturized skin at every age,” says the brand. “Pili Oil has been clinically found to offer higher levels of hydrating benefits to the skin than other leading exotic oil.”

    Not only are the products luxe and beneficial to anyone’s skin care routine, but Pili Ani does not forget its roots. The company supports the Bikol community back home by producing fair trade practices and local partnerships, and also created a literacy program to help Pili farmers and their children receive an education.

    PILI-BEAUTY-ELIXIR-FACIAL-MILK-SERUM-1From the packaging to its aromatic smells, everything about Pili Ani looks and feels luxurious. Take an in-depth look at two of the brand’s top products for yourself. 

    Youthful Glow Facial Cream

    This facial cream’s combines key ingredients of pure Pili Oil, Elemi Oil and German oat extract. The end result? A face cream that helps to brighten and tighten up the skin, giving you that youthful glow everyone is set out to achieve. The Pili Oil works to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while the Elemi Oil fights off bacterias and the oat extracts protects skin from UV rays. $110

    Beauty Elixir Facial Milk Serum

    Forget diamonds, because serums are actually a girl’s best friend. And the Beauty Elixir Facial Milk Serum is about to become a lifelong companion. With ingredients such as pure Pili Oil, Elemi Oil, Korean Akebia Quinata extract and German oat extract, this serum glides over the skin leaving a healthy glow. This serum battles collagen breakdown and cellular oxidation, and builds up elasticity and firmness. This elixir is one everyone should have mixed into their daily routine. $120 

    To learn about Pili Ani’s entire skincare collection, visit PiliAni.com. 

    Images via PiliAni.com

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    Merci, Mer-Sea!

    LCC-AFThere’s a reason why the ocean creates a sense of calm in most people. Perhaps it’s the serenity of the tide ebbing and flowing or the cooling breezes that sweep off the tides or it may be the scent of the salty air. There’s one company bottling up those sensual notions and creating fabulous candles, soaps and lotions with them… Mer-Sea. 

    The Kansas City-based company’s founders fell in love with the way the ocean made them feel, and they strived to bring that sense to everyone… even if they don’t live in the vicinity of the sea. And they’ve succeeded. 

    Mer-Sea’s products are not only aromatic, but they are packaged beautifully. Candles are poured into colored-glass jars or stark white votives, while body scrubs come packaged in ceramic jars with wooden scoopers. All colors that emerge from Mer-Sea relate back to the ocean, whether it’s the blue hues of the water or the pink coloring of the sky. 

    IMG_0051_2000x2000The brand’s newest collection, LUXE, appeals to the discerning traveler. According to the company, each piece is “beautiful and functional.” Items in the collection are fashioned with “leather elements, metallic splashes and natural stone pieces,” which add an upscale feel to any home. Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourself.

    Amber Fumée Cowhair Candle

    Jarred in a stone white votive, the Amber Fumée Cowhair Candle puts an elegant spin to candles with its extraordinary cowhide handle. Silver metallic mixes with beige to create a subtle, yet stunning additive, elevating this candle’s aesthetic to new levels. What’s on the inside is even better. The Amber Fumée fragrance blends lime and Egyptian jasmine together to create a crisp scent that will have you longing to light it time and time again. The Cowhair Candle comes in two additional scents of Aquilaria and Mystique, both equally as captivating as the next. $45

    LQC-MYS_42976cb8-c1c3-42bb-858d-760851da784fMystique Quartz Boxed Candle

    The brand’s Mystique candle is just that… full of mystique. Its charming scent of light rain mixes seamlessly with lemon, green floral and musk to generate a fragrance unlike any other. It’s not too strong and not too subtle, just the right amount of fragrance to leave a lingering and enchanting scent in your home. The perfumed mixture is poured into a light-pink votive, and Mer-Sea has added a luxe touch to it: a quartz coaster. When the Mystique candle is placed on top of the coaster, it’s light pink exterior and rose-gold edges makes the jar pop even more and adds the final touch to an already lovely display piece. $55  

    Why the name Mer-Sea, you ask? The owners explain on the website that “Mer means ‘sea’ in French and together phonetically they sound exactly as we feel—thankful.” And we are too. To see more items in the Luxe Collection, visit www.mersea.com/collections/luxe-collection. 

    Images via MerSea.com 

  • Hand Of Rodin

    Rodin at The Met Opens to Public

    unnamedToday, September 16, marks the official opening of the Rodin at the Met exhibit. The highly anticipated art display will showcase nearly 50 pieces crafted by the popular French sculptor, all of which were fashioned from marble, bronze, plaster and terracotta. The exhibit, which will be located in the B. Gerald Cantor Sculptor Gallery, will run through the new year, closing its doors on January 15, 2018.

    Guests who visit the Met’s brand-new exhibit will be able to view multiple iconic sculptures by the artist, including The Thinker, The Hand of God and The Tempest. According to the museum, some of the displayed Rodin pieces “have not been on view in decades,” making this exhibit a must-attend for those who are fond of his work.

    DP-13617-016Besides sculptures by Rodin, the display will highlight various paintings crafted by Rodin’s friends such as Claude Monet andPierre Puvis de Chavannes. These art works were already in the museum’s collection, but will be added to this exhibit for its duration.

    “This focused presentation will introduce visitors to the evolution of Rodin’s draftsmanship and demonstrate the essential role of drawing his practice,” explains the Met Museum’s website. “It will also address Rodin’s engagement with photographers, especially Edward Steichen (1879-1973), who served as a key intermediary in bringing Rodin’s drawings to New York.”

    Guests who are interested in viewing Rodin at the Met can visit the exhibit at the Met Fifth Avenue. 

    Images via The Met Museum  

  • Breitling

    Breitling Makes It Around the World and Back Again

    Breitling DC-3 World Tour Press Conference Sion - September 14th 2017After starting its journey last March, Breitling’s DC-3 has landed back in Switzerland after completing it’s world tour. Just in time for the  — starting tomorrow, September 15 — thousands of patrons will be in attendance at the show to view the aircraft.

    The DC-3 landed in numerous places including the Balkans, Middle East, India, South East Asia, the Pacific and North America. In total, the aircraft spanned more than 24,500 nautical miles around the globe; in return, Breitling has stated that they will donate two Swiss francs for each mile covered to UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund that provides care to children around the globe.

    Screen Shot 2017-09-14 at 4.28.59 PMThe crew on board as well as VIP passengers the DC-3 will be gifted a limited-edition version of Breitling’s famed timepiece, the Navitimer. According to the brand, this wristwatch is extremely popular amongst pilots due to its “reliability and performance” capabilities.

    Not only will each crew member and passenger receive the limited-edition watch, but they will also be gifted a signed logbook by captain Francisco Agullo. The book will detail the takeoff, landing and flight times; names of pilots and weather conditions.

    See the recap of Breitling’s journey below:

    *Originally seen on breitling.com; Images via Breitling 

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    Blue Bottle Coffee

    syugfgntchmauozm5v8fWhether you’re a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur or a casual morning drinker, you should know about Blue Bottle Coffee. The Oakland-based brand has been rapidly expanding throughout the U.S., especially on the East Coast (a location just opened up in Union Square this past August). Their trademark? Keeping coffee batches fresh. 

    When first created, the company made a promise to customers that it will “only sell coffee less than 48 hours out of the roaster” to maximize the flavor, as well as use “the finest, most delicious, and responsibly sourced beans.” And so they have.

    To date, Blue Bottle Coffee has sold a variety of top blends like Bella Donovan, Beta, Giant Steps, Three Africas and Night Light Decaf, just to name a few. Each offer drinkers with its own unique taste and are crafted with beans from all over the globe including countries like Ethiopia, Peru and Sumatra. 

    Blue Bottle offers customers everything from whole bean coffee to brewing equipment (such as its clever cold brew bottle); but one of the most unique aspects of the company is its subscription services. You can select a blend assortment, espresso or single origin package and have perfectly roasted coffee arrive at your doorstep each month. It offers not only convenience, but a way for customers to receive these high-quality blends wherever and whenever they want. 

    New Yorkers can have their own first-hand experience at Blue Bottle Coffee at one of its many locations: Berry Street, Bushwick, Clinton Street, High Line, Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, Chelsea, Dean Street, Park Slope and University Place. Other locations include Bay Area, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, while locations in Boston and Miami are currently underway.

    For more information on Blue Bottle Coffee, visit BlueBottleCoffee.com

    Images via BlueBottleCoffee.com

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    Lady Gaga x TUDOR

    CAMPAIGN IMAGE_TUDOR X LADY GAGALady Gaga can now add first female ambassador to her long list of accomplishments. The Born This Way singer, who is most notably known for her voice (both singing and speaking out against social injustices), recently joined David Beckham for TUDOR’s Born To Dare campaign. 

    “When you try and think of a daring individual in today’s popular culture, it is hard to find anyone more fitting the description than Lady Gaga,” says the brand. “Behind the glitter and glam, her provocative style and political statements, she is about total showmanship.”

    When claiming her style choice, Lady Gaga selected the Black Bay Red timepiece from the TUDOR Heritage collection. It’s a classic favorite. Fashioned with a burgundy-colored disc, the timepiece stands out again your wrist. When paired with the aged leather strap, the Black Bay becomes the ultimate timepiece, perfect for any outfit, day or night. 

    Certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute, the Black Bay Red has a manufacture calibre, 70-hour power reserve and a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour. Aesthetically speaking, besides the Burgundy dial, the timepiece has a black dial that starkly contrasts its rose gold hands and cream-colored markers. It’s truly unique, which is why Lady Gaga selected it as one of her favorites. 

    “The TUDOR ‘Born To Dare’ spirit is expressed in a campaign manifesto and supported globally by ambassadors whose life achievements directly result from a daring approach to life,” the brand continues. “TUDOR is proud to welcome Lady Gaga to its family.” 

    The Black Bay Red timepiece retails for $3,350. Customers can visit TUDOR stores, retail locations or visit the brand online at TudorWatch.com to purchase.

    Images via Tudor

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    Gucci Decor Unveils at Bergdorf Goodman

    Screen Shot 2017-09-08 at 1.15.57 PMFashion designers have been crossing over into the decor world for some time now, but never as effortlessly as Gucci has. The brand’s newest collection, Gucci Decor, has been sending everyone into a frenzy. Effervescent colors. Pillows donning exotic animals. Distinctive candle votives. Gucci Decor has staked its claim in decor… and the designs are too good to not incorporate it into your home. 

    To commemorate the launch, Gucci partnered with Bergdorf Goodman—the first retailer to carry the collection—to host a private gathering to honor Gucci Decor. The collection was inspired by past Gucci clothing lines, and since Fashion Week is currently underway in New York, it was the perfect time for the two brands to celebrate.

    Screen Shot 2017-09-08 at 1.15.47 PMThe two powerhouses transformed the Bergdorf Goodman restaurant into a vibrant sea of colors. Notable guests filled the room including Gucci CEO Susan Chokachi and Senior Vice President of Fashion Office and Store Presentation at Bergdorf Goodman Linda Fargo. Other VIPs included Man Repeller founder Leandra Medine, Indre Rockefeller and Giovanna Battaglia. All guests ate off of Gucci Decor plating, while enjoying a live performance by singer and cellist Kelsey Lu.

    Bergdorf Goodman will also house two temporary Gucci Decor installations, a permanent shop and two Gucci Decor-inspired windows. If you’re in the New York City area, you should go check them out to experience the unique designs first-hand. 

    To learn more about Gucci Decor, visit their website here.

    Images via Gucci 

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    Bulgari Celebrates Newest Fragrance in NYC Alongside Bella Hadid

    cms_grid_content_pholder_5945Last night, under the stars of a crisp September evening, Bulgari and Bella Hadid—two of the globe’s most prominent figures in the fashion industry—celebrated the launch of the house’s newest beguiling fragrances, Goldea, The Roman Night, at the 1 Rooftop in Brooklyn. 

    Hadid, who was accompanied by notable celebrities including Jordyn Woods, Justine Skye, Anastasia Karanikolaou and India Gants, all dressed glamorously in Bulgari as they walked the black carpet and posed for pictures. 

    More than 200 influential guests came out to honor the new fragrance, while enjoying spectacular views of the New York City skyline. Guests in attendance also watched special performances by Lara Gerin, Justine Skye and Major Smith. 

    The seductive fragrance pays homage to Rome, especially when it is illuminated by the stars at nighttime. Goldea, The Roman Night is the newest addition to Bulgari’s Goldea collection, which features perfumes including Goldea and Rose Goldea. Top notes include mulberry and black peony, while middle notes incorporate scents of blooming jasmine and tuberose absolute. To top off the fragrance, base notes of black musk, patchouli heart and vetiver are mixed in, to leave the wearer of this fragrance with both a feminine and masculine scent.  

    Goldea, The Roman Night launched this month at Bloomingdale’s and online at bloomindales.com. The fragrance retails for $95 (50ml) and $114 (75ml).

    Opening image via CapitalBay.com via Getty Images for Bulgari / Bulgari.com

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