Lipstick Made to Order with SheSpoke

If you don’t know about SheSpoke, a beauty bar in SoHo, you absolutely must. Stephanie March, she of the television show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, is also a business woman and entrepreneur. She started Rouge, with a friend, a walk-in Midtown salon that offers professional makeup services and has been doing so since 2013.

Now, at SheSpoke in SoHo, you can get a custom designed lipstick in exactly the color you love.  Brilliant never looked this good!

This is such a brilliant idea and one certainly worth checking out here: https://shespokemakeup.com/

 

Holiday Window Displays

New York is home to many famous window displays. Stores on Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue join the holiday fun with their elaborately decorated holiday windows.

This year is no exception. Tiffany’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s—these flagship stores feature displays that are festive, imaginative and fun. This year, the themes of many window displays focus on charity and giving.

New York is not the only big city to use store windows as a showpiece of holiday fun. In nearby Chicago, Marshall Field’s (now Macy’s) has a holiday window display that will be exhibited from November 1st to January 5th. Each window is beautifully decorated and tells a story as visitors walk from one window to the next.

This holiday window display started over a century ago in 1897, making it a Chicago tradition.

If you’re only visiting Chicago, consider starting a new tradition by staying at the Crowne Plaza Rosemont. The Crown Plaza Rosemont is centrally located so you can easily visit family and friends.

Deluxe amenities and holiday-themed activities will help you enjoy this winter season.

Creative Cupcakes

Visit the Little Cupcake Bakeshop in Soho for a taste of childhood.

The bakery, which is known for celebrity sightings, offers several unique cupcakes. Remember enjoying the Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake ice cream bars? Try the Good Humor Cake—it’s just like the ice cream, only in cake form.

If you’re craving chocolate, the Brooklyn Blackout’s for you. Named one of the best chocolate cakes in America by Food and Wine Magazine, this moist cake is frosted with two different kinds of chocolate icing.

Of course, what’s cake without coffee? Coffee lovers can enjoy espresso and other caffeinated drinks at the bakery.

New Spots Around New York

Here’s a bit of fun! If you enjoy New York City and you’ve been there a lot, you might enjoy hearing about some new digs. Here is a great list of food spots that you might not already know about:

A few of the hot spots include these great places. They are worth knowing more about and reading about!

Tompkins Square Bagels: Here is what they say about this bagel place. “The bagels are perfectly fluffy, with a nicely finished outside. A notable feature of this spot? They also make their own cream cheese and feature countless flavors including pumpkin for the fall. ”

Bagel Bob

Prince Street Pizza

PN Wood Fired Pizza

Two Hands: Here is what they wrote “Two Hands is the perfect brunch spot. This Australian café has two locations and features a diverse, amazing menu that is perfect for your Instagram, too. Order a big slice of banana bread with a decadent espresso mascarpone on top, then make your own egg plate which features the softest scrambled eggs and sides of your choosing and/or an amazingly crafted smashed avocado toast.”

Up and Coming Fashion Designer in SoHo

A local kid recently got some amazing press in the New York Times about his fashion design success. Peter Wenger is only 16, but this home-schooled kid is lighting up SoHo with his fashion finesse. He was part of a children’s tournament on Chopped when he was 12 and now he’s setting his sights on fashion.

As Peter’s mom said, “Because I’m an entrepreneur and my husband is an investor, it’s in the air for Peter. He meets these young founders and sees that everything possible.” Since 2013, he’s been working with Morgane Press, a “fashion mentor.”

He had his own show in SoHo at the same time as New York Fashion week, and he definitely appears to be one to watch.