For $100,000, fashion and sustainability come together when it comes to crusiing around in the eco Fisker Karma. Such celebs as Alicia Keys have been sporting these around town and when I think of hanging out in one of my fave hotspots (I've already been thinking of my mid season break when the temperatures become truly challenging), this car and bikinis go hand in hand in South Beach, Miami. Whether you're rocking out and staying at the Delano or are cruising Ocean Drive, there is only way to make this look amazing!
Your fabulous look comes together within Vix swimwear with an Ella bandeau top and faux leather trimmed bikini briefs. Cover it up with Roberto Cavalli's animal print kaftan. This look is further accessorized with Jimmy Choo (my essential go to when it's for a night out or a day for your feet to truly be on display) Pekabo Cork platform which are black and gold! Finally, this fab haircalf handbag by Saint Laurent is the ultimate in chic!
For those of you who know me pre my NYC days, I grew up in Indiana in a hard core car family. My parents were execs at one of the Big Three and I definitely have a respect and a love for the industry. I'm not really into driving personally but I know great features when I see it. At Pamela Pekerman's Accessory event, she took it to another level by having us picked up in a variety of Ford cars to arrive at her event on one of the nastiest days in the city without having to worry about getting rained on.
I found myself earlier this week heading over to ROOT: Drive in Studios to check out hybrid and electric cars for 2012 by Ford. At the event, Adrian Grenier announced the partnership of SHFT.com, an award winning multi-media platform and Ford whose mission is to convey a sustainable approach to the way we live through video, design, art and culture. This will reflect trends in green living and allow consumers the power of choice in a sustainable way. The collection of cars maximizes and enhances the individual's lifestyle which is definitely exciting. In addition to promoting sustainable initiatives on the site, I'm loving that Ford also gets lifestyles from across the country!
Living in NYC, we're used to cabbing it, being chauffered etc the idea of really driving is not a reality for most of us living in the coveted concrete jungle. I ENJOY being carted around everywhere and now you can enjoy the same thing this holiday season! Starting on Nov 25th, you can enter to be apart of a VIP experience for eight different cities to win a hassle-free holiday, complete with a chauffeur to the mall! Write your Holiday Stresses on Ford's Facebook page (GOES LIVE ON NOV 21ST) as in addition to the fab prize, there are opportunities for other prizes!
I mean when it comes to this holiday season we have a number of stresses from deciding what it is that we need to do, get and more studies show that 87% of American adults have these feelings when shopping in this season and to think that 55% of this feeling can be attributed to cars from worrying about traffic jams, long commutes, finding parking spots and navigating from store to store. With the craziness of this season, make sure that you sign up to get an opportunity to enjoy a little luxe during this season. In addition, remember that there are some things you can do to reduce your stress! Ford Escape is my fave car in that it is not only a hybrid but it has a hands free component as you load your car (as seen above in green), swiping your foot under the car near the trunk allows the liftgate to open so you can store your packages and this same move closes it without you having to touch it! In non car related ways, you can make a list to help you navigate easily whether it is for a month overview or something specific to the day! Organize your music so you won't have to try to figure out what you want to listen to during your drive time and more!
So obviously some back story is needed on this! I am someone who loves to work out! You've see me work with Exhale Spa to create fitness weeks where you can enjoy their services at a super promotional rate! You've also seen me post work out with some of my girls at Physique 57 thanks to my partnership with Dove and now fitness is becoming a regular thing on the site. We're kicking it off with Schick Quattro for Women, the Q Squad and Gina Lombardi and it culminates in Miami! So last week I received an email saying that the Q Squad is a group of women who represent Fashion Stylist iennifer Rade, Fitness Guru Gina Lombardi and Life Coach Gabrielle Bernstein (whose book I read and will be on this site soon). They will be working with a few bloggers (including me) over the next month to get us into shape and then to show off our work in fabulous Miami at the end of next month! I love Miami and I feel we can always learn new ways to be fit. Schick Quattro for Women is all about looking fabulous and on their Facebook Page you can get these women's tips as well as follow along with the bloggers that are in this program as well! They believe in smooth moves that enhance women's lives beyond having touchable skins and really facilitating the entire woman - mind, body and soul.
They had me at Miami but I read Gina's book and love the idea of her deadlines as many times we know that we should exhibit good health all the time but the reality is that there are deadlines such as I need to look good in 3 months for a trip, in 2 months I'm going to my reunion, I'm meeting my boyfriend's parents in 1 month or I have to land this part and the casting is in 2 weeks. Gina lays this out in Deadline Fitness and creates activities that you can do whether you use machines or don't! I am interviewing her on Mon so if you guys have questions please feel free to post them here or to send them in so that she can let you know her thoughts!
I am doing the 1 month challenge and will be kicking off the workout on Mon June 28th for 30 days straight! I have partnered with Natural Fitness which is a premium eco-fitness line as I will do the non machine workout and wanted to get their Burst Resistant Exercise Ball as well as their Soft Hand Weights (4 lbs) which I will use in lieu of dumbells! I am definitely all about eco and I love their concept "Green Your Workout. Green Our World." which is fab since not only are their products sustainable, but for each one sold, they plant a tree. They will be working with me and I will share the successes, goals, etc as I do my 30 days! If you've always wanted a partner to exercise with or someone to chat with, now you have one - let me know next week who would like to be apart of Kitten Lounge's Squad and receive special incentive for your interest and acceptance of our mission! But once the 30 is over, I will continue on as fitness is a lifestyle and you will find out about other exciting programs that I will be working with! College students, you will definitely enjoy this especially if this is your first year heading out to your new school!
I can't wait to share, Tweet, FB and to also converse back and forth with the partners on this as well! For this segment, this will appear on Thursdays as well as Saturdays up until the trip. Once the trip takes place, we will firmly have this as a Saturday segment so that you always have a place to go to for tips, great products, etc and I'm so glad to be working with everyone involved!
Now you guys know that we love il Buco and I think that Paul's coverage of their pig roast in Sidewalk Heaven was one of his highest videos to date! So we're glad to include them in another post as Earth Day kicks off its 40th year and as many of us know there are activities going on all week all over the city! For the 3rd year in a row, il Buco will reduce its customers total LUNCH bill by 15% for one week and 20% for late Afternoon Lunch (monday, April 19 - Saturday, April 24). In turn, il Buco will donate, out of its pocket, the 15% saved by its guests. Basically, if someone spends $100 at lunch, they will only pay $85 (or $80) and il Buco will donate $15 or $20. The food is phenomenal and you get the opportunity to save a little on your meal while helping Mother Earth!
Specifically, all proceeds will go to protecting the Amazon Rainforest (known as the "Lung of the Earth") through the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world's oldest and largest global environmental network. This is a great cause and that il Buco believes in as it supports the sustainable agriculture movement and wants to continue raising awareness on this issue - pass this along and support so that we can all continue to enjoy the Earth's resources!
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