Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Clippin' Coupons

You can find coupons for practically anything at 8coupons.com. Do a search for deals before heading out whether it's to the grocery store, the salon or even to the a bar. Just print the coupons or have it sent to your phone to present to the vendor. Save your "clipped" coupons on the site if you spot something you like, but not planning to use immediately. Submit your email for weekly listings of top 8 deals at http://www.8coupons.com/

Sunday, March 29, 2009

To the Left, To the Left

Heard about the Left Forum recently. Looks interesting to say the least. It's the largest annual gathering for activists and intellectuals with hundreds of speakers from around the world speaking on panels and facilitating critical dialogues about the economic climate, race, culture, gender, religion, community organizing, healthcare, education etc . This year's theme is "Turning Points" and will be hosted at Pace University April 17-19. It's $45 for the weekend or $25 per day. For more info, check out: http://www.leftforum.org/

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sassy in the City

Sassy City Chicks is hosting a fashion event over at Touch (240 West 52nd) April 30 from 5-10) featuring designer goods up to 80% off. You can get advanced 2-for 1 tickets for $20 which includes a gift bag and comp spa services or $5 at the door. You can also get your grub and liq on-whatever comes first while perusing the racks.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mega Sale at Virgin Megastore

FYI The Time Square Virgin Megastore is closing and will be replaced by Forever 21 (forever?). In the meantime, enjoy the sales (cds for $18.99 +???) on everything in the store including books, clothes and apparently, fixtures. Up to 70% off until March 29th.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Dancing WIth New Yorkers

Maybe it was catching bits (alright, I'll own up to watching the premieres and finales) of Dancing with the Stars, but lately I've had an unexplainable itch to take salsa classes. Found a great resource for city salsa hotspots as well as class offerings at great prices.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Then Some with Dim Sum

Vegetarian Dim Sum
I love my meat, but I enjoy this self- explanatory restaurant located at 24 Pell Street in Chinatown. For those unfamiliar with the concept of dim sum, it is usually served as breakfast and includes small plates featuring small plates of salty, fried, steamed, sweet goodies (depending on what tickles your taste buds when you see the food carts roll by) and all washed down with tea. Plates are fairly reasonable.

Check out the NY magazine restaurant profile:

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Put Your Best Face Forward

Eyes.Lips.Face is a cheap/ridiculously affordable makeup line that is backed by Nordstroms. First heard about them a few years ago in college and was recently reminded of them again by z100 and Time Out. Many of their products are $1 each...pretty good quality that will last you beyond what you expect from the price tag. Start a makeup collection or restock, ELF has you covered.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

What's Baking in Chelsea

Grabbed a cup of coffee (actually a bowl.... no joke- a bowl) and had creme brulee recently at La Bergamote located at 169 9th avenue at a friend's recommendation. La bergamote is a quaint European patisserie in the City where the taste lives up to the decadence of each individual edible artwork. If you're feeling guilty about having dessert, there are a few lunch options so indeed, you can have your cake and eat it too.

Here's a nymag.com profile of the bakery: http://nymag.com/listings/stores/la-bergamote/

Sunday, March 8, 2009

2 Words: Open Bars

Sign up at http://nyc.myopenbar.com/ and receive a weekly email listing open bar events happening around the city. Listings are also available for other major US cities.