The long weekend continues as we settle into our first Mon of Sept. Although it's a day off, I'm still updating my Fashion Week schedule so I have to continue to stay connected! Yesterday I told you a bit about Cuca Fresca (via our post about a day in Fire Island with this fab rum brand as well as Shontelle) which is a Cachaca that is made by a Brazilian family. If you're out and about looking for this spirit, here in NYC you can purchase their rum at Astor Wine and Spirits and since you guys know that I am always in and out of Miami, they are also at The Delano - Florida Room (my new love after my press trip there and Lenny Kravitz's spot) as well as the W South Beach - Library Bar. Their Brazilian Mint Lemonade is the perfect refreshing drink when you're continuing to grill or when you have to check in from time to time on a few projects. This drink is super easy to make and is bound to become a favorite. Enjoy the rest of your day with this drink with the recipe above!
We all know that this is the last official weekend of the summer without a doubt! It's also my last relaxing weekend before heading into some crazy weeks including Fashion Week (starting Thurs - eek), my birthday this weekend and a number of other projects which are slightly top secret but will be shared later on. So when Paul, our Food Editor here on the site said that we had to go to Fire Island we (Jacob - Men's Editor and I) were intrigued. None of us had been to Fire Island and as we took the ferry over to the island that is connected by boardwalks as you're not able to drive, we realized that this lush oasis was going to be a lot of fun!
Labor of Love was an amazing event that took place last night where proceeds of the ticket sales went to support Housing Works which has provided support since 1990, homeless men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS in New York City and beyond. If you have went to the Housing Works Thrift Shop or the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, you have supported their efforts and the community at large. To have such a party and to support this initiative which was really amazing to see. Of course, what's a party without fab music? I was beyond thrilled that Shontelle performed 'Impossible' as well as 'Perfect Nightmare' yesterday (you'll see images of her in our gallery as well as a quick shot of her and I) and of course, we enjoyed beverages from Cuca Fresca. Last night I enjoyed the Brazilian Mint Lemonade which I believe is the drink of the day and perfect to enjoy for Labor Day Weekend! Enjoy the images from the event, the beauty of Fire Island and more! To see a turnout this large at a fab house party (even the Mayor of Fire Island hung out with us) was a lot of fun! In addition, for those following on Facebook, you'll be able to see more images from this event!
For those of us on the East Coast we have been getting minute to minute updates about Hurricane Earl (how is he going to show up on the last weekend of the summer) and it seems that today is absolutely gorgeous! So it's perfect to grab your bikini and for me and my friends, we're heading out to Fire Island to get some sun and to see Shontelle perform! You guys know that we covered her last year, she was apart of She's the First which we were media sponsors for and now she is doing this concert in conjunction with Housing Works and MTV so it's a super worthy cause!
We have been talking about fall but today I do believe is the last day that we will talk about summer treasures; however, many of us will dip into our summer closets for a few more weeks as our temperatures are still high. In fact if you travel, you still do this as well. Later this month, I will be in Cancun and then next month I will be in the Dominican Republic - so I'm always on the hunt for the cutest bikinis possible. Above, I'm all about orange as we're going to Fire Island today. I love this Gottex bandeau because it's different and I will be attending their Fashion Week show as well (oh please let me see Rosa Cha too as I am still awaiting invites for a few shows). I'm loving this Tory Burch clutch as well as I'm a huge fan of Rattan and this can be worn poolside, at the cabana and then for a night out. Of course I am never without a pair of Marc Jacobs and I think a person can only be dressed when they have a pair of Jimmy Choos on their feet!
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