Saturday, October 30, 2010

friday fab: links you'll love!

adoro, adoro, adoro autumn! there is just something about this season that fills one with joy. maybe its the pumpkins, the majesty of foliage, the excitement of halloween, cashmere sweaters, tall boots, the perfect bottle of malbec... maybe is the fact that the color NARANJA punctuates the season, maybe its that you walk out of the door and the crisp autumn air is just filled with possibility.....

below are some of the sites that have inspired us this week. enjoy!

the monthly delivery that has you so excited you knock-out your postman to get your hands on it

because breakfast is timeless

shake it up and sweat it out

birthday giveaway! beautiful beegee bags

halloween dessert table + treat cones

file under: "omg! splendora we love you!" the ultimate hook-up at decadestwo.1

pumpkin pick-me-up

no carve pumpkin decorating ideas

because your pumpkin carving skills are on a completely different level

sugar-me-scared with these spooky treatsno carve pumpkin 2

a winter military coat for $65

wes craven's favorite scary movies

ikea's brilliant styling + baking book

want to be the next olivia palermo? is now casting for their reality show, which may be called north of madison

the ultimate clutch that your fashion-forward hedge fund manager boyfriend would buy you...if he existed!

aforementioned bf who lives to surprise you would outdo himself with this "pied-à-terre" en paris

broadway's in the heights set to close 1/9. score $26.50 front-row lottery tickets before then.

bling brought to you in technicolor

Thursday, October 28, 2010

we'll drink to that: mexican pumpkin punch

mexican pumpkin punch
what could be better than a fall-themed cocktail? this one features brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, pumpkin, lime, rum, and pineapple and pecans (for their good looks). you can see the full recipe on the food network.

photograph by andrew mccaul, food stylist: anne disrude, prop stylist: marina malchin

Friday, October 22, 2010

friday: happy links hour

things to do before you put that costume on (or - october ends)

win a nyc shopping spree at monaco

say it with truly personalized stationary

these talented twins may not be geminis, but they are stylish and have astrology
reports you want to see

are you "full time fabulous"? of course you are, so get paid100k to blog.

g-spot stimulation. Hey, what ever hits the spot, right.

an autumnal whiff of sweet, the toasted hazelnuts, brown butter and vanilla bean

a wedding in our 'hood

thursday is the new friday (or saturday)

foursquare your way to love, gifts and best of all - free stuff!

looking 5 years younger just got easier. yeah, you're 25 (or 30) again

french manicure meets lindsay lohan = very naughty

get your rear in gear

music for your soul and sunday service for your spirit

you got an ipod? use it to get in slamming shape fast!

the fall's wardrobe powerhouses

first the boom boom room now the standard hotel has its own mag (via

our fave fashion editor, zandile blay of put together the oh so necessarydesigner pronunciation guide. for all of you that ever struggled with nicolas ghesquière's name, your prayers have been answered!

tastemakers' guide to fall courtesy of tory burch

gisele's makeup secrets revealed (

listening to: la ley - mentira

Thursday, October 21, 2010

a bewitching halloween cocktail: vita coco’s black widow

¼ cup ice
¼ cup orange or tangerine juice
¼ cup vita coco tangerine
1 1/2 ounces black vodka
1 black licorice twist, for garnish

place ice in a highball glass. pour juice and vita coco into glass. pour vodka over the back of a cocktail spoon into glass so it sits on top of juice. slice ends off a licorice twist and use as a straw.

photo credit: neil rasmus

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

listening to: vanessa da mata -- boa sorte

win tickets to lucky shops vip night

exciting news – shop it to me is giving away 2 tickets to vip night at lucky magazine's lucky shops extravaganza ($370 value)! think top designer brands up to 70% off, free cocktails, giveaways, and awesome music.

what: win two tickets to lucky shops vip night

when: thursday, nov. 4th 6 – 9 pm

where: metropolitan pavilion, 125 west 18th street (btwn 6th/7th ave), new york, ny

to enter: all you need to do is comment on the lucky shops blog post letting them know who your plus one would be and why. then tweet for an additional entry! winner will be chosen on friday, oct. 22.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

happy links hour

links of love

sitting at the epicenter of all things metro and latin is a privilege, but with that privilege comes responsibility. in today's information age, knowledge is power, a power we have tried to share with you. over the course of the last few years we have diligently brought you ideas from the forefront of fashion, travel, literature, the arts, and recreation. but as arbiters of all things fabulously latin, we have also found ourselves at the vortex of swirling information that stretches beyond our areas of latin-ess. we hear about tag sales and moving sales, as well as people looking to finish a newly redone room with just the perfect accent piece. playing matchmaker in the traditional sense is one thing, but trying to find a "perfect match" for all these bits is a bit harder.

in order to better carry out our duty to disseminate the valuable information that we have, until now, been sitting on like a valuable faberge egg, we are launching a" links of love" to open up the channels of communication, to get the information to flow freely, and to put more and more of you lovelies in touch with more and more of the gorgeous information we come across. enjoy!

links of love

boudoir chic encompasses what we love in the bedroom

a beauty guide to looking your best

waiting for superman. being a supermanfor a day

attracting love subliminally

because becoming a cupcake connoisseur is on your shortlist (via

the bff couple you thought only existed in movies (or in hollywood, or could only exist in nyc). this dynamic-duo (or power-couple or wonder-couple) share many talents, including chef, interior designer, stylist and expert name a few.

get your shutterbug on at the levis photo pop-up workshop

not your high school film club

high fashion-inspired boudoir photography haute boudoir* will be in new york city 11/20 - 11/22 for portrait sessions at a luxury hotel. mention snippet & ink when you schedule your session, and be upgraded to a 8×8 couture silk book. see details here.

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free pillows!

a breakfast date with danny meyer

where to get dramatic, doe-like eyelashes

for glowing skin try this

the ultimate moet & chandon bar boy

predicting this year's annoying, inescapable halloweencostumes

how to arrange flowers for cheap

Friday, October 15, 2010

embrace the j.crew look at this exclusive amex shopping event….

chicas…have you always wanted to inspire your special chico to look at bit more j crew and bit less like jay-z? are you stuck in all-black mode when j.crew layering is where you want to go? get your cashmere and cardigan mojo in high gear with a first look at j crew’s fall/winter 2010 line at an exclusive shopping event. mingle with j.crew design team a-listers, jenna lyons, frank muytjens, and marissa webb and score some personal styling advice. sponsored by american express, j.crew will be opening its doors to cardmembers on thursday october 28 (630pm – 830pm), with their design team on hand to dispense advise.
all attendees will receive a $25 gift card upon arrival, a 15% discount applied to all* purchases that evening, a gift for purchases over $150, an exclusive gift bag with an item selected by the design team and a vip card for 20% off your next online purchase.
cardmembers can now purchase tickets for $25/person at amex to attend this one-of-a-kind event to mix and mingle with the minds behind the fashion-forward brand.
where: j.crew flagship store /91 fifth ave/17th st
when: thursday, october 28 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
purchase tickets here

viewing: the two escobars

pablo escobar was the richest, most powerful drug kingpin in the world, ruling the medellin cartel with an iron fist. andres escobar was the biggest soccer star in colombia. the two were not related, but their fates were inextricably - and fatally - intertwined. pablo's drug money had turned andres' national team into south american champions, favored to win the 1994 world cup in los angeles. it was there, in a game against the U.S., that andres committed one of the most shocking mistakes in soccer history, scoring an "own goal" that eliminated his team from the competition and ultimately cost him his life.

view trailer here
cinema village opens october 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

dj arlene recommends: rita indiana's "el juidero"

when dj arlene calls and says "you have got to hear this shiatz, she is fierce and ovah! its like nothing you have heard before AND dominican!" we don't need further convincing and after you have a listen neither will you..

rita indiana & los misterios
el juidero
listen here