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ClassPass Review

What is ClassPass?  It is a fitness startup based in New York City that gives customers the ability to sign up for a monthly membership.  This membership allows you to try different boutique studios that include cycling, yoga, barre, Pilates, and more.  ClassPass was actually founded by two females and the service they provide is available in 39 different cities.  ClassPass offers three types of monthly memberships which include Go (2 classes), Base (5 classes), and Core (10 classes).  I have heard so many millennials rave about ClassPass I decided to give in as part of my whole deep dive into More Self-Care in 2017.

 

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Categories Art, Celebrity Fashion, Celebrity News, Entertainment, Fashion, Instagram, Lifestyle, Music, Sales, The Look

The Boots That Stopped the World!

Since the departure of Hedi Slimane, we all have wondered what his successor, Anthony Vaccarello, is going to do with the brand. My friends, I am thoroughly pleased with Anthony’s takeover and yearn for many pieces such as this off the shoulder number. 


BUT NOTHING compares to these babies that graced the runway on Milan! I like to call these boots that were made for walking, “I Wanna Rock With You!” These show stopping Swarovski encrusted boots have already made a home in Rihanna’s closet (of course) and is deemed the it boot of the season! 


Will the slouchy over the knee boot be a fall trend? I think so! 

Photo Cred: Ysl/Instagram 

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Categories Art, Celebrity Fashion, Fashion, Instagram, Lifestyle, Men Fashion, Sales, The Look

Gucci F/W 17


Gucci continues to take us on whirlwind adventure as Alessandro Michele presented his f/w 17 collection as models walked through a glass tunnel. The theme, The Alchemist Garden: An Anti Modern Laboratory, which basically emphasizes going against the grain of fashion, which Gucci has done since Michele’ has become creative director. 

Nothing is normal about Gucci. From pairing a glitter full body suit with a tank top and shorts to mixing embellished plaid shirts with shiny vinyl pants, this collection perfectly combines couture with street wear. 


Gucci continues to push the envelope and is forcing everyone else to reconsider what they believe fashion is. 
Take a look at some of my favorite looks.


Photo Cred:Yannis Vlamos 

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Categories Celebrity Fashion, Entertainment, Fashion, Instagram, Lifestyle, Men Fashion, The Look

Beyoncé Rocks Gucci


Beyonce dropped by the NBA All Star Game in New Orleans in $21,945 Gucci embroidered tiger print silk kimono. The kimono, which is available for pre-order, made its way to the runway durning the men’s spring/summer 2017 fashion show! 
Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, described the kimono as, “unexpected.” 


Why the price tag? The detachable collar is decked out with black lamb and purple mink fur. The hand embroidered mink pockets are line with green mink fur! 


Well Beyoncé, you win again! Since you aren’t going to wear this kimono again, may I have it?! 
Photo Cred: Instagram/Gucci

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Categories Food, Lifestyle, Travel

St. Louis Top Picks!

I got to travel back home to St. Louis over the holidays and got to check out some of my favorite restaurants and bars. Not only did I get a chance to indulge in some of my favorite places. I was able to check out some new places that where on my radar that I had been eyeing! One thing I can say St. Louis is known for is good food and plenty of places to find a perfect cocktail! Believe me when I say St. Louis never half steps on the eats, lol! Here is a couple of my favorite places and my Saint Louisans if you have not tried these, do so ASAP! Tell them The District Confidential sent you!!!

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Categories Food, Lifestyle

Drinks at Kingsley

I recently grabbed drinks at Kingsley in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan.  They serve Contemporary French American cuisine which includes some of their most notable dishes such as Charred Octopus, Deviled Pork Slider, and Wagyu Basses – Cotes Steak.  Zagat just recently dubbed them as “Top Newcomer and Best American Restaurant”, and OpenTable describes them as “Fit For Foodies” for this year.

Their cocktail and beverage menu is 16 pages long, and extensive is simply an understatement.  While there the staff recommended the Hanky Panky which is a classic gin cocktail and I also had the best Rosé by Daniel Crochet.

Kingsley is the perfect place to catch up with the girls and grab some amazingly crafted cocktails, have dinner to celebrate a special occasion, or wow that one foodie friend that is hard to impress.

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Contact Info:

(212) 674 – 4500

190 Avenue B, New York NY 10009

Twitter:  @KingsleyNYC

IG:  @KingsleyNYC

www.kingsleynyc.com

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Categories Food, Lifestyle

BROOKLYN BRUNCHIN: SOCO

I always say the perfect recipe for a memorable brunch includes great food, unlimited mimosas, and a great ambiance.  SoCo in Brooklyn gives this of these thing served with “southern fusion” cuisine which includes BBQ, cajun/creole, and soul food.  Their brunch includes a $15 unlimited mimosa with the purchase of entree on Saturday for one hour.  I know what you are thinking “What about 90 mins?” or “Why only Saturday?”  Trust me when I say the food will make up for it.

Regardless of what day you go for brunch I recommend making reservations if you can because this is a popular spot in Brooklyn.  Some favorites at this restuarant include:

  • Chicken and Red Velvet Waffles
  • Mac N’ Cheese
  • Strawberry Shortcake French Toast
  • Lobster, Shrimp, and Grits
  • Cornbread
  • Gumbo

During the warmer months they have a back patio which only enhances your brunchin experience.  Although I normally go to SoCo for brunch their dinner menu features things such as Pecan Crusted Pork Chops, Jambalaya, and Molasses Braised Short Ribs.

 

 

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Contact Info:

(718) 783 – 1936

509 Mrytle Ave, Brooklyn NY 11205

Twitter:  @SocoBK

IG:  @SocoBK

www.socobk.com

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Categories Food, Lifestyle

Chicago Edition: Ann Sather

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Got a chance to hit up The Windy City this past weekend and go to my favorite spot for breakfast.  It something about Ann Sather when you immediately walk through the door you feel at the home.  The servers are always kind and the food always reminds you of something that someone’s grandmother has cooked for you.   Ann Sather isn’t new to the game and has been around since 1945. (more…)

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Categories Food, Lifestyle

Le Souk

I was recently invited to a private event held at a beautiful Moroccan and Mediterranean themed restaurant in the Greenwich Village called Le Souk.  I had a chance to indulge in all they had to offer such as sampling their menu and trying some specialty cocktails sponsored by Deleon Tequila as well.  Le Souk has a lot to offer from great tasting food, well known DJs on the weekend, a full bar, hookah, and even some belly dancing.  The space itself is 3 levels and upon entry you immediately feel whisked away to a far away place.  This is the peferct place to accommodate large parties for your turn up or a nice sit down dinner depending upon the evening.

 

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Contact Info:

Phone: (212) 777 – 5454

510 LaGuardia Place, New York, N

Twitter:  @LeSoukNYC

Instagram:  @LesoukNY

www.lesoukny.com

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Categories Food, Lifestyle

Cocktails In The City: Freud

What is more to love than catching up with great friends over a perfectly crafted cocktails?  I recently popped into Freud in Greenwich village for the first time this week.  This Austrian restaurant includes a bar with attentive bartenders, captivating cocktails, and an ambiance that is so inviting and calming at the same time.  They serve dinner and brunch as well so make sure to check em out!

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Photo Courtesy of @roshlivia

 

Contact Info:

(212) 777 – 0327

506 Laguardia Place, New York, NY 10012

Twitter:  @Freud_NYC

IG:  @freudnyc

www.freudnyc.com

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