Monday, July 27, 2015

Coffeehouses of Stone Harbor, NJ

If you're like me, getting your caffeine fix each day is essential, even if you're relaxing on vacation!

One of my favorite places ever is to stay at The Reeds in Stone Harbor on 96th street in the heart of this fun beach town. 

After getting my fave ham & cheese rolls at the Bread and Cheese Cupboard (on 96th), I stroll to any one of my favorite places to happily get charged up for a day working hard on the beach, reading my book and splashing in the waves! 

Cafe Noir 
Scones, croissants, and coffee! 
Plus salads and sandwiches for lunch, Cafe Noir (on 97th) is a little respite from a hectic day. 
French ambiance and delicious cups of coffee, tea, hot chocolate and more make this a local favorite.

Coffee Talk
Coffee Talk om 97th street offers a huge selection of coffees and lattes, smoothies and hot chocolates, plus bagels, scones and other delicious pastries. Relax in a comfy chair and people watch, the vibe here is very cool- and don't forget the oatmeal bar!

Take a day, take a week, head to the shore, and visit Stone Harbor and relax. And indulge in some wonderful coffees to start or end your visit!

Friday, July 24, 2015

PopSugar Must Have Box - Day 40

ooh what goodness lies herein!?

I love getting boxes in the mail- it’s like my birthday every month. I mean, Stephen gets BarkBox for the doggie, and he knows it’s for him each month!

But have you tried PopSugar’s Must Have Box?

Excuse me, what? NO!?

Well, you mustn’t wait another second!

A different box arrives each month for you full of fabulous surprises curated by POPSUGAR Editor in Chief Lisa Sugar. The boxes are geared towards the season and the weather, with a scarf in November or hair protectant in July or a good book in January.

For under $40, you’ll be getting easily over $100 worth of full-size products, candy, books, accessories, bath products, and makeup, and more. I nearly jumped up and down (ok, I actually did!) when I got my first box
Look at all the lovely items from PopSugar!
(And Leo eagerly looked on, thinking this was his box of fun!)

Nope, it’s all for momma. This box contained all sorts of lovely items- a soft gray scarf, gardenia body serum, fab eyeshadow kit, smart stationary, cute chevron paper straws, and nail polish with myrrh.

So order this box today- there’s even special edition boxes a few times a year which are fabulous- extra-special items from extra-special clients and designers!

August’s box sounds like it will be great, and fall is a special edition!

Friday, July 17, 2015

WIN! #500DaysOfBeauty!


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Marilyn Says: Frizz Ease to the Rescue!

It’s a crazy stormy day in Philly, with 99% humidity and lightning strikes besides…what’s 95.7 Morning Show Host on BEN FM and Philadelphia Woman of the Week Marilyn Russell to do!?

“Rainy days are not good hair days!” she says. “John Frieda Beyond Smooth Frizz Ease to the rescue...a great leave-in for days like today." 
Turn a bad hair day into a good one!

Be smooth like Marilyn and ease that humidity right out of your hair with this silky product- Pure Coconut Oil and the Frizz Immunity Complex seek to eliminate frizz at the source, keeping you- and Marilyn- beautiful!

Available where ever beauty products are sold in a 3.1 oz formula.

#500DaysOfBeauty Day 39

Monday, June 29, 2015

500 Days of Beauty- Makeup Eraser

Makeup Eraser was created by three generations of women in 2012.
Love your makeup but don’t sleep in it!

Take it off with JUST WATER! No chemicals, no soap. Just water! 

You can use this magic cloth up to 1000 times with just water, and then wash it with soap and water. I throw it in the wash each week, and comes out looking great and gets back to work removing my makeup when needed!

A friend of mine uses this magic cloth after wearing tons of studio makeup in her line of work as a top supermodel and actor. She finds that all she needs is water and this cloth. The Makeup Eraser to takes off the thickest TV makeup in less than one minute. Then she washes the cloth with soap and water and air dries, all in less than 2 minutes!

No makeup remover products needed to take off your mascara, blush, eye shadow, eyeliner, even removes lipstick.

Super Supermodel Debbie Dickinson says, “After I apply my tonic and cream, my complexion glows. I am less fatigued by the process when I get out of the studio or meetings to take makeup off, and the process is so much quicker!

MAKEUP ERASER is found at and at Ricky’s, AOL, Sephora, and many fine beauty supply companies across the Globe. Available in Pink or Black.

Monday, June 15, 2015

500 days of Beauty Dermalogica Giveaway!

Dermalogica Giveaway! Tell me your favorite beauty product and you could win!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

KoP Melting Pot Brew & Fondue Dinner June 11

Don’t miss the King of Prussia Melting Pot’s Brew & Fondue Dinner tonight June 11, featuring Prism Brewing Company!


With a flight of four beers to pair perfectly with carefully crafted fondue, these tastes are especially suited to each other and are a true tasting experience. Enjoy a 4 Course special dinner menu pairing each course perfectly with Prism Brewing Company famous beers!

We sat down in a comfortable booth while Bobby Joe, our server, expertly crafted the first course, a Buffalo Wisconsin Trio cheese fondue with Fontina, Butterk√§se and Gorgonzola cheeses, white wine, sherry, shallots and Frank's® RedHot® Buffalo Wings Sauce. This was paired with a 6 oz Flight of Prism’s Bitto Honey. This was my favorite course! The Bitto Honey is an excellent sweet taste, a well-balanced IPA blended with a Chester County honey, so the beer ends with a sweet finish. 


For our second course, we enjoyed a Mandarin & Almond salad. Romaine lettuce, red cabbage, carrots, almonds, wonton strips and mandarin oranges with an Asian dressing, paired with 6 oz Flight of Shady Blonde. Shady Blonde is a perfect summer beer, tart and refreshing. The whole course was crisp and refreshing- cold, crisp salad with a snappy dressing and crunchy almonds.


Our main course was Teriyaki-Marinated Sirloin, an All-Natural Breast of Chicken, Old Bay® Shrimp, and Herb-crusted Pork Medallions cooked in Court Bouillon paired with the Felony IPA, featuring European hops. Very earthy and went quite well with the spicy protein.


For dessert- Stephen’s favorite part- we were served the Rocky Road Dessert Fondue. It was a delicious blend of smooth dark chocolate, marshmallow creme and candied pecans, and a sprinkle of sea salt. We dipped strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, brownies and pound cake into this luscious creation, in which our server Bobby Joe flamb√©ed for us first!  Dessert was paired with 6 oz Flight of ParTea Pale Ale. Blended with Orange Pekoe Tea and mixed with a lemon slice or lemonade, this was a perfect sweet ending to our meal.


Prism’s Taproom Manager Dani was at the Melting Pot to tell us a bit about the beer and the creations. Set in North Wales, PA, Prism Brewing Company pays homage to the now-defunct Philadelphia TV channel and encompasses owner and brew master Rob‘s love of film and television.  “We craft beer the way a chef treats his kitchen; crafting delicious ales using whole, natural and fresh products.


$45 per person. Tax and gratuity not included.


Call or book online now:

150 Allendale Rd Ste 2100

King of Prussia, PA 19406

 (610) 265-7195

Special thanks to Kay and her team at the King of Prussia Melting Pot!