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Raves: BiGR Audio and FACE Atelier

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 11 - 2016

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BiGR Audio has a line of headphones that are not only incredibly stylish, but are environmentally friendly. The fashionable headwear uses bamboo, and offers licensed brands, such as MLB, Bruce Lee, Rolling Stone Magazine, collegiate teams, and more. They also offer the Wristboom, which is a Bluetooth watch-style speaker that comes in seven colors and gives people the ability to listen to their favorite music as they bicycle, run, or swim. The device is water resistant, lightweight, has a battery life of 4-6 hours, and allows for hands-free phone calls. For more information on BiGR Audio, visit the site at:


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An innovator in the cosmetics industry, FACE atelier offers versatile, age and race neutral cosmetics that enjoys a cult-like following among beauty industry professionals, celebrities, and consumers worldwide due to their superior performance and versatility. This fall, keep your lips soft and sexy with the ultimate three-step fall lip kit by FACE atelier; Lip Putty: Velvety smooth ultimate lip primer that employs essential oils and vitamins to repair chapped, dry lips while filling in fine lines and wrinkles, eliminating feathering once color is applied; Lipstick: The high pigment levels in performance lipsticks ensure long-lasting coverage in matte, satin, and metallic finishes; Lip Lock: Aptly-named, Lip Lock – a favorite of bridal makeup artists – is a clear, shellac-like gloss that locks lip color in place without affecting its shade. It has become the preferred cosmetic line for several celebrities including Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, and a staple on television shows including The Blacklist, New Girl, Criminal Minds and Orange is the New Black, as well as news networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox.


Stemmari Wines Paired All Year Round

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 4 - 2016

stemmariOver the centuries, Sicilians have become adept at coping with intense heat during the summer months when the average temperature is in the 90°Fs. As we also deal with hot, humid weather all year round in South Florida, we can adopt the Sicilian habits of eating healthy dishes and drinking crisp, refreshing wines to beat the heat.

Stemmari, one of the leading sustainable wine producers from Sicily, has created wines that pair well with traditional Sicilian summer dishes, making the saying “if it grows together, it goes together” truer than ever.

Below are a few great pairings to help us all mimic the Sicilian summer lifestyle.

  • The Stemmari Baci Vivaci ($14) is the perfect wine for adding bubbles to beachside weekends in Sicily or anywhere. This sparkling wine is made from the indigenous white varietal Grillo, a Chardonnay-esque varietal that is able to withstand the hot Sicilian summers. Baci Vivaci shows the grape’s profile to be fruit forward, floral, and well structured. Fried foods, such as the traditional Sicilian fritters called panellas, are balanced out by the wine’s refreshing minerality and acidity. Panellas are made from chickpea flour and are a popular street food, particularly in Palermo, the capital of Sicily.
  • One of the most prominent summer dishes is the sweet and sour eggplant dish caponata. The dish can be served warm, but chilled is popular to help cool down in the summer. The dish pairs excellently with the unique Stemmari Rosé ($10) which is made from Sicily’s native red grape, Nero d’Avola. With the roundness of a red and the brightness of a white, this blush wine balances well with the acidity and earthiness of the dish.
  • The Stemmari Dalila ($18) is an expressive wine that captures the richness of Sicily in a bottle. Elegantly aromatic yet still tropical, a bit of honey and vanilla round out this delightful blend of Grillo and Viognier which makes it great with seafood dishes such as Sarde a beccafico. Sarde a beccafico (sardine rolls with pine nuts and raisins) is an old fisherman’s dish that uses sardines, one of the signature ingredients of Sicily.

Shine Bright this Fall with Clarins

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 4 - 2016

bspot_boostersWe can’t rave enough about Clarins’ new products for fall! From the revitalizing boosters, to the luxurious eye shadows and mascara to the “make you feel like new” mask… Clarins is sure to bring out your inner beauty by making you shine bright on the outside!

Clarins’ new Boosters come in three different formulas, giving your skin a tailor-made boost for an innovative beauty step. Just add 3-5 drops to your moisturizer, mask, serum, or foundation to recharge your skin. All boosters will be available for $39 at Clarins counters and on starting September 2016.


External aggressors (UV, cold temperatures, hard water, etc.) weaken the skin’s protective barrier, making it finer, more permeable and fragile. The Repair booster sooths and comforts, while visibly minimizing redness.


Due to the effects of late nights and a hectic lifestyle, metabolism slows down and skin runs out of energy, causing it to lose tone and appear dull. The Energy booster revives radiance and minimizes signs of fatigue


Environmental factors such as pollution and cigarette smoke causes the skin to accumulate toxins. This creates reduced radiance because the skin is congested and can no longer breathe. The Detox booster detoxifies and plumps, refreshing the skin’s complexi0n.

Clarins Fall 2016 Colour Collection is inspired by skincare and reveals the natural beauty of every woman. Underneath the color lies effective natural plant extracts that respect and care for your skin. New Extra-Firming Mask is the first tension release anti-aging mask to help smooth stress lines for visibly younger-looking, firmer, radiant skin – in just 10 minutes. Stress, fatigue, and a hectic lifestyle generate emotions that can have a negative impact on facial expressions. Repeated muscle contractions due to negative emotions are responsible for the accentuation of tension lines, creation of additional wrinkles and frown lines, dark circles and puffiness, and loss of radiance. Clarins Extra-Firming Mask is an aromatic cream-gel that smoothes the skin and sooths the senses for a wonderful feeling of relaxation. Key ingredients promote firming, smoothing, oxygenating, nourishing, and hydrating benefits. Extra-Firming Mask will be available for $75 at Clarins counters and on starting September 2016.

Raves: Aspire Eyewear

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 20 - 2016

ASP_FASHIONABLE_BLACKROSEFADEAspire Eyewear is a new brand that offers a “barely there” fit and feel with optical and sunglasses frames that are lighter, thinner, stronger, and more pliable than anything previously launched in this

market. The brand is now carried in more than 2,000 independent retail optical locations and received the prestigious EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards, sponsored by Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine. This style is Aspire Eyewear’s “Fashionable”–a forward cat eye frame boasts rich, two-tone fade colorations. Thin wire temples with complementary colored tips add irony to this style.  Available in black rose fade,burgundy nude fade, and eggplant aqua fade.


EXPRESS Launches Holiday High End Capsule Collection: ‘Edition’

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 9 - 2015

image001EXPRESS announces the launch of the Brand’s first high-end capsule collection, Express ‘Edition.’ Drawing inspiration from iconic classics filtered through a modern lens, ‘Edition’ is a mix of cool sophistication and street style with an emphasis on luxury fabrics, elevated techniques and a sharpened attention to detail. Suki Waterhouse and Magdalena Frackowiak are the faces of the new collection and will be featured in all digital and print marketing.

EXPRESS ‘Edition’ is available in 27 stores, including at the Beverly Center (8522 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, California) and online at beginning December 1. The collection is comprised of 56 styles including statement accessories ranging from $50-$500. The unique designs offer an update to the classic tuxedo, guipure lace dresses, silk and chiffon blouses, the perfect biker jacket, an embellished band jacket, resin coated jeans and leather bottoms. The black and neutral color palette features pops of deep crimson, ivory and gold hardware for a downtown sensibility.

Customers can get in on behind-the-scenes action by following @ExpressRunway on Instagram, @ExpressLife on Twitter, @Express on Snapchat and


Treat yourself and those you Love to Caudalie

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On November - 19 - 2015

Those in search of the Fountain of Youth need look no further than to Caudalie Paris. The luxury skin care line’s anti-aging collection, which includes Resveratrol [LIFT] is the result of Caudalie’s partnership with Harvard Medical School’s Doctor David Sinclair, whose partnership with its founders, Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas, has been yielding positive results for customers throughout the world.

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