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NYC RESTAURANT WEEK: INSTAGRAMMY

It is my favorite time of the year again, and the foodie gawds are looking out for our wallets!  It’s NYC Restaurant Week from July 24th – August 18th.  During this special time, you are able to get a three-course prix fixe dinner for $42 or a three-course lunch for $29.  Of course this does not include beverages, gratuity, and tax SO BE SURE TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SERVER – THANK YOU.  I highly encourage you to make a reservation due to the popularity of this event via their program sponsor OpenTable, or you could go old school and actually call the restaurant. Feel free to check out the NYC Restaurant week official website for more deets and a complete list of restaurants.

When it comes to food we first eat with our eyes.  By that I mean we are naturally stimulated by our sight.  The more appealing food is the more likely you are to indulge.  Here are some restaurants that do an superb job of stimulating us visually with a great IG page.  In the wise words of Fab “…you look so good you should win an InstaGrammy”.  Check out the list below and be sure to follow a couple, because they won’t disappoint you.  These restaurants should win an InstaGrammy!

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Summer X Lobster Rolls

I love lobster rolls year round but when temps reach over 80 degrees in NYC my craving just intensifies.  I wanted to share with you my go to list when it is time for me get a good crustacean roll!

 

Claw Daddy’s –  Not only do they have great lobster rolls but they also have a happy hour that is easy on the pockets.  This Cajun/Creole restaurant located in the Lower East Side is one of my first blog post as well.  Check out my previous post for all the deets!

185 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

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BEARDS : Why The Ladies Love Them?

Ladies, lets chat! Now that sundress season is in full effect, it’s also playtime for a potential summer bae. A suave, charming charismatic man can steal your heart, but a man with a beard; Lord! Beards have become the key accessory that a man can possess. There is nothing more attractive than a well-groomed man with a beard, especially if their fashion sense is immaculate. For decades, the appearance of facial hair has evolved with the modern day man. There is something about a man that takes pride in his beard that can be seen as an indicator of not a rough-looking scrub but, rather, a confident, independent, and wise man.

There are numerous reasons why a woman should date a man with a beard. It’s the first thing you will notice and can spark flirty conversation. Here are some reasons why you should learn to love a man with a beard.

 

 

Beards have sex appeal

Beards can make the plainest man look instantly sexier, instead of with a baby face. Most women are attracted to a more rugged look. Women love a man who looks a little rough around the edges and can still treat them like a queen. There’s more than just a handsome face—it’s about how he carries himself in the presence of a woman.

Playtime is more fun

Kissing is more enjoyable with beards. There is nothing like the touch of facial hair when it rubs against your–much more pleasurable. Not only can PDA be fun, but private time can go from 0 to 100!

He looks good dressed up on date (Bae) night

Beards add contrast in men’s style. A suit or a sharp button down can complement a man’s facial hair and adds appeal to any stylish outfit. His beard can build a his confidence making him all the more attractive as arm candy on date nights. Always remember, ladies: Beards can make any man go from Urkel to future husband real quick. Stay woke!

He’s a class act

He will always be a classic. Timeless heartthrobs like Morris Chestnut, Larenz Tate, Nas, and Shemar Moore have flourished throughout the years as sex symbols. Beards can enhance his style and give off a sense of sophistication beyond his years. A woman can learn to appreciate a more refined looking man. A dapper yet smooth talker can have any woman feeling like they’re on cloud nine. Can I get an amen?!

Individuality

A man with a beard seems sure of himself and comfortable in his own skin. There is something sexy yet mysterious about a guy who takes pride in his appearance. His beard generates a strong male presence when among others, and this feature alone can set him apart as an alpha male.

Ladies, it’s officially time to embrace the beard gang and love them for their dedication to their personal style and appearance. If you haven’t given it a try, let this summer be your first foray into the wonderful world of beard dominance; you’ll thank me later. Until next time.

 

Source : CultureFeed

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ICYMI: Dior Resort 2018 

Theme: Dior meets the Wild West Location: calabasas, California 


Using the Las Virgenes Canyon as the backdrop for there Resort 2018 Show, Dior has taken the fashionista to the wild side. With hot air balloons donning “Dior Savauge”. 


Drawing inspiration from the Lascaux cave in the south of France for her second Resort collection, creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri mixed prints from historic cave with lace, hardware, leather and fur!



As models stutter down the dirt runway in boots and sandals, Rihanna, Demi Moore and Olivia Palermo sat front row. Solange rocked the stage at the afterparty as everyone sipped on Hennessy! Classy! 


Photos: Getty

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Beyonce Previews Lemonade Box Set!

Good lord all mighty. Beyonce’ will seriously just not let us keep our coins in our pocket. She is the queen of surprises so today of course she made heads pop off when she announced  her Collector’s Edition : How To Make Lemonade Box Set out of no where! It has been one year since Beyonce’ released her multi-award winning  Lemonade visual album so its only right it gets a huge anniversary set. The 600+ page hardcover book includes hundreds of never-before-seen photos from the making of LEMONADE . I am surely about to pre-order mine I’m sure I can go without a couple fine dining meals this month to pay for it! The box set is yours and mine for only  $300 dollars *rolling my eyes* (hence why I will need to skip Del Frisco twice this month) but its a must have. Are you getting yours, because I am surely not missing my sip?

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TBT: Last Week Gucci Dropped Of All Black Dance Party Campaign 

Ya’ll remember when word got out that Gucci was doing an all black casting? The wait is over!

Styled and directed by Alessandro Michele, the 60’s meets the 80’s inspired campaign dropped this morning! When I say, Life is given, LIFE IS GIVEN! I cant stop looking and admiring the photos of my people glammed up and and jamming out while draped in Gucci!


“The Soul Scene” was shot and inspired by Glen Luchford’s “Made You Look” exhibit which explored the black man, masculinity and Dandy. When Michele visited the exhibit last summer in London, he particularly fell in love with Malick Sidibé. Sidibe’s work focused on nightlife and culture from his home in West Africa.


Great Job Alessandro! Thank You for genuinely capturing our essence! Nothing feels forced in these images.



Photo Cred: Glen Luchford

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Rihanna Pops Up at Fenty x Puma Pop Up Shop


Of course the way my life works out, I miss Rihanna ringing customers out at her pop up shop last night. Not to mention my friend text me in the middle of the day asking were we going to the pop up! AHHHHHH! 
I don’t know if I’m more irritated that I missed Rihanna or her Marie Antoinette inspired active wear collection. Mind you, I had plans to drop in the next day after work, because the hype would’ve died down. But after Rihanna’s appearance last night, I’m sure today will be even a bigger frenzy (hence why I don’t do events with super large crowds. My anxiety cant take it). I can’t take how flawless RiRi is. Everything she wears is so effortless.


Side note: Rihanna is dripping in her diamond collaboration with Chopard

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British Vogue Welcomes Edward Enninful


Editor in Chief, Alexandra Shulman, of British Vogue announced her retirement, we all were wondering WHO’S UP NEXT? Okay maybe the rest of the world didn’t use those exact words but still. Well, Vogue announced the amazing Edward Enninful will be her successor. Talk about Black Excellence. 
Here’s a quick history lesson on Enninful. Edward got his start at I-D magazine as Fashion Director at 19! See mom, you shoulda let me run off after high school to NYC to model, who knows where I would be lol. He went on to work for I-D for almost 20 years, while also contributing to Italian and American Vogue. 

In 2004 he received the Isabella Blow Award for fashion creator at the British Fashion Awards. Enninful was also appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to diversity in the fashion industry by none other than Queen Elizabeth. 

Not to mention for the past 6 years, Edward has been the creative and fashion director at W Magazine. Not bad. 

With all these accolades under his belt, Enninful was almost predestined for this role of Editor in Chief at Vogue. I van not wait to see what he does with Vogue. He will begin his role August 1st.

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Cocktails With Claire: LA 


Cocktails with Claire (Fashion Bomb Daily) is making its way back to LA April 1st! With Tyrone (Beyonce’s Stylist) as a co host, the event with take place in two sessions at The Sofitel in Beverly Hills!
The first session ($35) will take place from 3-6pm
The second session ($45) will take place from 6-9pm
You even have the option to attend both for $75!
Both sessions will give tips on breaking into styling, drinks, small bites and a goody bag!
For more info go to Cocktails With Claire

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A Look Back At The Oscars Best Dressed 

Jlo in Valentino.

While we are all looking forward to The Who’s wearing what tonight on the red carpet at The Oscars, I felt it was only right to take a look back of some of the best dressed actresses over the history of The Oscars! 
Cher STUNNED the world in Bob Mackie, as she took home The Oscar for Best Actress in 1988

Liz Hurley’s (accompanied by then boyfriend Hugh Grant) Versace safety pin dress would totally be on trend if she were to wear it today. Lady Gaga wore her dress not to long ago and it wasn’t as fly on Gaga! 
Who could forget Halle Berry on Elie Saab? That dress and Oscar Win was monumental!
Hey Penelope! Versace Couture is LIFE. 
Kate Husdon always is a Red Carpet Winner! 
Lupita showed up and showed out as she won Best Supporting actress in Prada 

Sarah Jessica Parker always takes a page out of Carrie’s book and shuts the show down! So many great Oscar Best Dressed moments I couldn’t pick one. 

Sjp in Dior in 2009 SJP in Chanel 
Angelina is always a Red Carpet Goddess.
Let’s not forget Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy. Crazy how Givenchy has become a Street Couture Brand!
Lauren Hutton is killin’ em in 1975 
Photo Cred: Wire Image/Getty Images/Google Images

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