Friday, June 23, 2017


 The annual fundraiser for the STEVE NASH FOUNDATION- stars NBA players-including 2 Brooklyn Nets plus their coach (!!!) and professional soccer players from Premier League and MLS...past and present. Guest coaches who did not play (hmm-there are those contracts)---active MLS stars Forward  David Villa-NYCFC and  Midfielder Sacha Kjlestan of the Red Bulls.

Sara D, Roosevelt Park LES/NYC
Kids from David Villa soccer academy and Steve Nash...
Philadelphia 76er Joel Embiid gives a high five
perfect weather...score 6-5 Red wins...courtesy of 2 goals by MVP Patrick Vieira

TEAM RED: Claudio Reyna (US Mens National Team, Sporting Director - NYCFC), Patrick Vieira (French National Team, Head Coach - NYCFC), Jeff Matteo (Assistant Coach, St. John’s Basketball and retired US Soccer player), Ricardo Villar (ret. FC Dallas), Jeremy Lin (Brooklyn Nets), Sasha Vujacic (NY Knicks), Salomon Kalou (Hertha BSC), Josh Richardson (Miami Heat), Marc Stein (ESPN), Dwayne De Rosario (Canadian Mens National Team and Toronto FC), Brooke DeRosa (Adelphi University Women’s Head Coach), Mike Quarino (NYCFC). Coach: Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls)
TEAM BLACK: Steve Nash (two-time NBA MVP), Simone Sandri (Showdown Co-Founder), Kyle Martino (retired MLS and US Soccer), Massimo Gobbi (A.C. Parma), Francesco Valiani (retired Italian soccer star). Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Brooklyn Nets), Kenny Atkinson (Head Coach, Brooklyn Nets), Derek Kierans , Darren Randolph (West Ham United, Ireland National Team), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76’ers), Christian Fuchs (Leicester City), and JJ Redick (Los Angeles Clippers). Coach: David Villa (NYCFC)

Former ESPN-sports writer/reporter Marc Stein and clearly pro athlete cause this guy had 0% body fat

half time spectators-included Red Bulls Arron Long + Dan Metzger

busy keeper 

Sasha Vujacic of the NY KNICKS -actually a great soccer payer too

l-r Salomon Kalou, Claudio Reyna, and Patrick Vieira warm up...And cool twist=FYI MVP Patrick Vieira coach of NYCFC had guidance from one of his players...

Sacha Kjelstan

pre game welcome

Brooklyn Nets Jeremy Lynn fancy footwork and 'do-a Man Bun that few can pull off as well as he does.

pretty obvious-the NBA players stood tall(er)

Kyle Martino def hit the deck a few times...

Brooklyn Nets Rondae-Hollis-Jefferson  front+ Miami Heat Josh Richardson

YAY -  a coffee mug  that we will never never use. Also present his coach- MVP Coach Patrick Viera of NYCFC
Ken Atkinson-Head Coach Brooklyn Nets-decent player!
intense match followed by  JJ Reddick LA Clippers on left....
Embiid with Steve Nash and sponsor Tag Heuer

lotsa interviews

Miami Heat's Josh Richardson

NBA players ...who play soccer probably tip up less on the court

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

Thursday, June 22, 2017

FRESHPET® Celebrates-Take Your Pet To Work Week


Highlights from the Soho Grand Hotel Garden celebration...hosted by FreshPet®

FreshPet™ fresh real ingredients in foods for cats and corn, wheat, or soy, no artificial preservatives, no ingredients from China, no processed meat meals, made in the USA

WORTHY non profits -the ASPCA and ANIMAL HAVEN SHELTER of NYC-celebrated Adopt-A-Dog initiatives with partner FreshPet®
- to help nurture deserving four legged creatures who are looking for loving homes.

During the month of July-all new parent(s) of the furry kind who adopt a dog or cat from the these worthy NYC organizations...receive free food/coupons from FreshPet®-USA (Bethlehem, PA in fact) makers of the most natural-human grade ingredients, less processed HEALTHY fresh foods for pets.


This week is bring your pet to work week-luckily some people can do that everyday.

Dr, Katy Nelson-med school for humans-did not suit her

Tips from  Dr. Katy Nelson, host and executive producer of The Pet Show with Dr. Katy-and associate veterinarian at the Belle Haven Animal Medical Center (Alexandria, VA) celebrate bringing your dog to work...include bathing fido, bringing his/hers own treats/toys, and acknowledging that maybe some co-workers are not as enthused about your 'fur baby' as you are.

FYI: FreshPet® foods require refrigeration-unopened have a shelf life of 2-3 months from date of production...opened, use within 7 days.
quite the spread-we bet if there is a zombie apocalypse humans could eat this food in a pinch. We bet some pet owners looking forward to home delivery services a la Blue Apron. No surprise to us-pets are what they eat,



Monday, June 19, 2017

Lazy Summer Beauty Tips

Plowing on the of course, a must...but other beauty routines for hot temps-lean towards the fast easy kind...

nope-not eye surgery ...but eye lash extensions-  -ditch the mascara - for luscious fluttery lashes without effort-guaranteed-at least for a month. Seen here at the IBS tradeshow-Javits Center
Get a GOOD haircut! Buzz cuts are clearly simplest but shoring tresses to fit one's face, shaped well so that only a dollop of anti-frizz or volume adding product is needed when air drying---factoring hair texture...saves minutes (hours) a week.

Pump up the volume-rainbow worthy hair colors are still trend on-Manic Panic has been selling "alternative hair dyes" including semi-permanent shades in bold colors for at home use---, for years. Insta-fun summer look.
Skip the trip to the spa-use at home-  cult fav face masks from Farmacy Beauty-uses botanicals and herbs-for a 'natural' based choices. Our pick-the hydration coconut collection-as its main ingredient -for a few 3 step kits ($24) targeting different conditions...perfect way to quench skin after a day spent outside.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Endurance Athletes: Fast Eats


What we feel like doing-after mega-workout or 4+ hour race...



Too tired to cook more than open a frozen bag of vegs and nuking the contents...or snapping open a can of something... too hungry to wait for delivery or literally walking maybe 50 yards to scour carefully prepared foods at a local grocery store...

New Products...that satisfy---are healthy  -without artificial stuff...are practically effortless-and tasty!

BUON APPETITE! Brooklyn based Victoria-makers of all sorts of tasty tomato sauce help us banish memories of SpaghettiOs (uh oh) FOR SURE...with the new Victoria Chef Collection of prepared pastas in authentic sauces-pre-cooked just heat and ready to eat-and taste like you spent the time to conjure up yourself. Meaning, the pasta texture is correct-chewy-al dente, the sauce aromatic flavors are fresh tasting (no metal can thing going on-always a no-no with acidic tomato anything,)...and SO EASY!!! Just open the sealed glass jar. NO PREP, barely a clean-up, NO TIPPING :-)
Two flavors ... Penne Alla Vodka, Penne Marinara. Calories Victoria's Chef Collection= 190-2100 serving...a filling serving too-3 per 24 oz jar. Vegan, Vegetarian, Kosher.

Penne Alla Vodka-fresh plum tomatoes, garlic, real cheese, fresh onion+basil+oregano-creamy (cheers, milk)  sauce delicious!
Marinara...whole plum tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, onions
Fluffy Norwegian Forest Cat did not partake cause her parents ate the  whole bowl too fast...

kid(s) or cat-who's cuter...
Fast easy way to get the benefits of anti-inflammatory turmeric root (organic-with supercritical extract black pepper, lemon balm, gotu kola)-in a pleasantly warm, aromatic spicy blend  of vanilla  chai &cardamon, cinnamon, ginger-also loaded with prebiotics supports intentional flora-portable Gaia single packets -are genius -just tear open and sprinkle on cut fresh fruit like pineapple (yummy!).

Thursday, June 15, 2017

DADs (and grads) GIFTSPERATIONS Part 3

Beachgoers, outdoor chefs, guys on the go-some ideas for durable gear/day haulers-for camping/grilling/sipping.


Have a seat...
GCI OUTDOOR Big Surf with SunShade-4 position aluminum beach chair-adjustble shade (UPF 50 fabric)  rotates 270 degrees front-to-back or can collapse completely neat-underneath seat -there's a slide out aluminum table with beverage holder. $70

Shine on-portable power and light...

NITE IZE makes so many handy gear/gadget items-we wonder what smart just sits around and comes up with this stuff..."DISCOVER YOUR SOLUTION" indeed! Pictured-the portable, weather tough lightweight Radiant 300  Rechargeable LED lantern with both red+white (multi-mode switch-low-medium-high)  LED modes, 2 integrated USB ports (micro to charge up lantern-larger USB port- charges other small devices), carabiner style handle, battery indicator, 2600mAh rechargeable battery. $44.99
included in the above Radiant 300-USB cable and dual purpose carry+light diffusing bag.
Get those cords under control...or attache things securely ...we collect all sizes and colors-of these rubber GEARTIE® --- so incredible handy-now come in Mega size too.