Friday, October 28, 2011

Revel in *NYC*: Weekend Happenings Oct. 28th - Oct. 31st

            Halloween is right around the corner with only 4 days to go! Do you have your costumes ready? did you decide to go the homemade route or the easy store brought option? We bought Tristan's Circus Tiger costume at a street fair for $10 , which was well worth it considering he's worn it for Pumpkin picking photos, at the Time Out New York Fall Festival (see photo on their site), he'll wear it tomorrow at our buildings Halloween party, at his birthday bash and trick or treating on Monday (poor costume has been washed three times already). We couldn't make Chris be just a clown for all of Halloween for the sake of his brother's birthday party. We knew all of his male chums would be in some sort of superhero costume so he will also be Dan from Bakugan ( It's OK if you have a raised eyebrow and not a clue what Bakugan is). Mike will be the ringmaster and I a circus clown as well (I needed an excuse to wear a tutu) and our costumes are a mix of what we owned and some new accessories!

If you have yet to make any plans for the weekend below are a few ideas (not all of them involve costumes, just in case you aren't really into Halloween). Make sure to check the website for any changes for events being held on Saturday due to the bad weather forecast. Snow in October? strange!

KEY TO EVENTS:{E} for everyone {D} for a date {C} for the Chicas {K} for the kiddies
{F} for the Fellas {P} for the pets


 Final Weekend  ~ Boo at the Zoo @ the Bronx Zoo ~
(Events go on throughout the day) {E} For discounted ticket prices order online
Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition! October weekends are packed with activities, including hay mazes and hayrides, costume parades, musical theater, magic shows, and live music. Embark on a Haunted Safari to explore their B.O.O. Labs where Dr. D. Zaster is putting the final touches on Expedition Earth–his top secret experiment. Best of all, come visit with their bats, cats, and creepiest critters.And don't forget, kids in costume get in free!
Location:  Bronx River Parkway and Boston Road, Bronx, NY
For more event information: http://www.bronxzoo.com/plan-your-trip/events-calendar/boo-at-the-zoo.aspx

Final Weekend  ~ NYC A-scarium @ the Aquarium ~
(check site for schedule of event times) {E} For ticket prices check here
Julie Larsen Maher©WCS
At the Aquarium’s annual Halloween celebration, meet all our sea monsters, and enjoy magic shows, live music, storytelling, and crafts activities. Don’t miss their special Halloween 4-D feature, The Curse of Skull Rock, showing in the theater outside the aquarium entrance. Collect treats at their treat stations, and venture into our creepy Shipwreck. Kids in costume get in FREE! 
Location: Surf Ave at 8th street

For more event information: http://www.nyaquarium.com/

Final Weekend  ~ The Haunted Pumpkin Garden ~
(Various Times) {E} Adults: $20 Students/Seniors: $18 Children 2–12: $8 Children under 2: Free  Members: Free
Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more designed by artist Michael Natiello await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Youngsters play inside a ''gourd-geous'' Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, have a ''hoot'' finding out what owls eat by dissecting pellets, and look for wiggly worms under a rotting log. Kids of all ages are encouraged to wear scary costumes for daily parades through the Adventure Garden.
Location: The New York Botanical Gardens 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx NY 10458
For more event information: http://www.nybg.org/exhibitions/haunted-pumpkin-garden/index.php

Friday Oct. 28th ~ Citi Pond Grand Opening Celebration ~
(6pm-7pm  ) {E} General Admission: Free & Skate Rentals: $14
Image from citipondatbryantpark.com
This weekend is going to be a chilly one here in NYC with possible snow this Saturday, so why not hit the ice?
 Kick off Citi Pond's seventh season of free admission ice skating at the Grand Opening Celebration, featuring live music and ice skating performances including: musical performances from Broadway's: Sister Act & Rock of Ages. Enjoy Ice skating performances from: National/World Champion Kimmie Meissner, U.S. National synchronized skating champions The Haydenettes &
Ice dance team Isabella Tobias & Deividas Sagniunas. There will also be live music from Hillside Elementary School's Drums of Thunder. Plus free skate rentals for the first 100 visitors, starting at 5:30pm.
Location: between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues
For more event information: http://citipondatbryantpark.com/

Saturday Oct 29th & Sunday Oct. 30th ~ Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) ~

Image via manoamano.us
( See website for schedule of events times  ) {C} {F} Food and crafts available for purchase
Travel to Mexico during this 9th annual celebration honoring those who have departed. Events to look forward to are: A procession through the Village streets and blessing of the altar by the prehispanic dance group Atl Tlachinolli. Visitors of all ages can attend workshops where they will learn traditional Mexican paper crafts, bread making and poetry writing. There will also be a presentation/documentary film about human traffic victims by Cause Vision. The celebration concludes Wednesday, November 2nd with a stunning performance by Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino. During this time, the public is invited to come share the bread and flowers and join in the clearing away of the altar.
Location:  churchyard of St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery (10th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan)
For more event information: http://www.manoamano.us/en/diadelosmuertos-11.html

Saturday Oct. 29th ~ Wonderween on the Sony Technology Lab ~
(10am-4pm) {K} FREE
Celebrate Halloween at the Lab and bring the family in for some hauntingly hands-on fun! Catch a monstrous movie, make some creepy crafts, and go home with gobs of ghoulish goodies! Screenings include the children’s features Elmo Says Boo, Dora The Explorer, and Go, Diego, Go. No reservations required. All activities and screenings require general admission to the Lab and are available on a first come first served basis
Location: Sony Plaza at 56th Street and Madison Avenue
For more event information: http://www.sonywondertechlab.com/pe-events_workshops.html

Saturday Oct.29th ~ Central Park Pumpkin Festival ~
(11am-3pm ) {E} FREE
Join NYC Parks for Pumpkin Festival, New York City's annual celebration of the fall harvest season in leafy Central Park!  There will be lots of activities for the kids to enjoy so make sure to arrive early and I always have a few snacks handy because free, popular events in the city get crowded quick and you don't want to be waiting in lines instead of enjoying the fun. There will be live entertainment, a farmers market & arts and crafts. You can scoop up some free pumpkins, and see NY's giant pumpkin weighing in at 1,436 pounds. Save some of  your energy for the Obstacle course and NY Rangers Road Tour & Slapshot Booth. Definitely a full day of fun in Central Park.
Location: Central Park Bandshell Enter at 72nd Street
For more event information: http://www.nycgovparks.org/festivals/pumpkin_festival.php

Sunday Oct. 30th ~ Hudson River Park Kidz Karnival ~
(12pm-6pm ) {K}
Hudson River Park’s Pier 46 transforms into “Halloween Central” with fun-filled attractions including face painting, mask decorating, wax hands, cotton candy, rides and more that will keep you in the Halloween spirit all day long. In addition to these spooktacular activities, The Story Pirates will perform Halloween-themed improv shows for children and adults of all ages throughout the day. All ages are invited. Most attractions will appeal to kids aged 2–8 years. Some activities are free and select activities will cost $2.
Location:
Pier 46 at Charles St.
For more event information: http://www.hudsonriverpark.org

Sunday Oct. 30th ~ Hi-Jinks on the Highline ~
(12pm-3pm) {E} FREE. There is a fee for pumpkins picked in the patch 
Families are invited to dress in costume and join Friends of the High Line for an afternoon filled with tricks and treats on the High Line. The first-ever Halloween parade on the High Line will be led by Puppet Master Ralph Lee, students from local public schools, and a giant train car puppet created by the kids, the parade will travel south toward The Porch, the new open-air café on the High Line at West 15th Street.
Following the parade, families are invited to stay at The Porch to paint faces, dance to spooky tunes, and build a spooky house with the Children’s Workyard Kit. From 12:00 - 4:00 PM, join the Fulton Youth of the Future at the first-ever pumpkin patch on the High Line. Purchase a pumpkin you pick out yourself—using your artistic talents to decorate it or just take it home to enjoy.
Location: The Seating Steps, on the High Line at West 22nd Street
For more event information: http://www.thehighline.org
 
Sunday Oct.30th  ~ SpookTacular @ Top of the Rock Observation Deck~
(1pm-4pm) {K} Activities included with admission/Children 5 and under are FREE Adults $25,
children 6-12 are $16 and seniors $23. To reserve your tickets go to  www.topoftherocknyc.com
The kids will enjoy Arts and Crafts, Face painting, magic shows, and treats like cotton candy and popcorn while overlooking phenomenal views of NYC.
Location: Top of the Rock, 30 Rockefeller Plaza between 5th and 6th avenues
For more event information: http://www.topoftherocknyc.com

Sunday Oct. 30th ~ Meet Japans Mystical Folktale Creatures &
                                                                     Ghosts through Theater Performance ~
(2pm) {E}
A child-friendly theatrical performance with song and dance introduces children to mystical creatures from Japan’s folklore, such as oni, kappa and tengu, directed by Kanako Hiyama. Afterward, participants will create their own masks of the folktale characters featured in the stories. Participants are encouraged to come in costume!
Location: 333 East 47th Street
For more event information: http://www.japansociety.org

Sunday Oct. 30th ~ Trick or Treat at Eloise at The Plaza ~
(4pm) {E} FREE No reservation Required
Head over to The Plaza for trick-or-treating and a costume contest, everyone is a winner!! Donations to Only Make Believe; a non-profit organization that performs interactive theater for children in hospitals and care facilities are welcome.
Location: Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
For more event information: http://www.theplaza.com/

Monday Oct. 31st ~ Halloween Celebration at the American Museum of Natural History ~
(4pm-7pm) {E} $10 per person $9 for members
 Trick-or-treating while passing prehistoric dinosaur bones seems like spooky fun. Enjoy
 live performances by David Grover and the Big Bear Band, and Louie and Subanda as you dance under the famous big blue whale. There will be arts and crafts and pumpkin carving. Surprise the kids with appearances from their favorite characters including Curious George, Cat in the Hat, Toot and Puddle, Danny’s Dinosaur, Big Nazo, Peter Rabbit, and more. Come in your Halloween costume!
Go green this Halloween and bring your own bag for trick-or-treating.

Location: Central park West at 79th street
For more event information: http://www.amnh.org

Monday Oct. 31st ~ Asphalt Screams @ Asphalt Green ~
(5:30pm- 7:30pm) {E}The event is FREE open to the public, and suitable for all ages. Suggested donations of $20 per family are welcome and will support Asphalt Green's free exercise and swim programs
Have an active, energetic and safe Halloween with Asphalt Green at the inaugural Asphalt Screams Halloween event! Wear your best costume and tour the "haunted" Murphy Center. Attendees can participate in fun, active Halloween games on Asphalt Green's field: Zombie Freeze Tag, Maniacal Martial Arts, Spooktacular Soccer Shoot-Outs, and Steal the Pumpkin. With music suitable for a Monster Ball, and treats and refreshments for every ghost and creature, Asphalt Screams is the perfect way to begin or end your family's Halloween in a safe atmosphere.
Location: Asphalt Green's Murphy Center and Field  555 E. 90th Street (at York Avenue)
For more event information: http://www.asphaltgreen.org/

Monday Oct. 31st ~ 39th Annual Village Halloween Parade ~
(10pm) {E} FREE
It wouldn't be Halloween without the Village Halloween parade!! I've only gone once in my life and had our 4 year old in tow and had a great time (don't judge me, I think Halloween fell on a saturday it wasn't a school night) it's something to experience at least once. All Those in Costume are Welcome to Join Hundreds of Puppets, 53 Bands of Different Types of Music, Dancers and Artists, and Thousands of other New Yorkers in Costumes of their Own Creation in the Nation’s Most Wildly Creative Public Participatory Event in the Greatest City in the World! If you are scared of the huge crowd you can always catch it on t.v
Location: On 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street
For more event information:  http://halloween-nyc.com/

How will you be spending this Halloween weekend? Any great neighborhoods to trick or treat in? are you in NYC and plan to check out the East Village Parade? Whatever the case, have fun and be safe!!
Looking for other great things to do this weekend? Check out

xoxo Dellah



~ Dellah's Jubilation is only suggesting events that are thought to be fun and interesting based on opinion. Dellah's Jubilation is not responsible for cancelled events or any other event changes (time, location etc.) due to mother nature or those running the event. Please double check all links to event for updates and changes. Dellahs Jubilation is not affiliated with Time out New York or Time Out Kids New York or any other magazine. I just love their magazine and site when on the hunt for things to do. Dellah's Jubilation always intends to give proper attribution if a credit was foreseen, it was purely accidental and credit will be given where it's due. Most importantly hit the streets and have fun!
Time out New york and Time Out Kids online and in news stands. One of my absolute favorite go to sources for things to do around NYC!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Lil Monsters in NYC: Check out SCHMITT'S Family Farm



With Halloween just 6 days away we decided it wasn't too late to grab up a few pumpkins over at Schmitt's Farm for carving or even better, for pies. My boys and I were accompanied by great friends and spent a beautiful Indian summer day out in Melville, N.Y. There's plenty to do and you're guaranteed to have a great time.




In the pic above that was only half of our group and the farm was already filled with excited pumpkin pickers by 11am. We hopped on the Free hayride, which brings you to the pumpkin patch and the corn maize maze{$8}! If you plan to pick pumpkins we would suggest bringing your own sacks, tote bags or wagon for carrying them in. As you leave the field with pumpkins in tow, they are weighed by the pound to figure out the cost.






Teamwork gets the job done!







The troupes had been rallied up and bets had been made to see when we"ll make it to the end.


I would advise bringing snacks in case you are in the maze longer than planned because you can't eat the corn, although a few of the hubbies and kids tried. Thank goodness for smart wives/mommies!


The paper on your left is what the farm gives you, that box in the corner is a map of the maze. The large print out on the right of the screen is the enlarged map we printed out, a big time saver and much clearer to see. Every year the maze design changes, this year it was of  Lady Liberty and the check points were of  famous New York landmarks such as The Guggenheim, The Empire state building and  Radio City Music Hall.


We made it out of the maze in about 1 1/2 hours which meant we are all pretty hungry and ready to crash.




The boys enjoyed picking pumpkins and playing in the large pumpkin shaped bouncy house and there are great opportunities for silly photos.






The inflatable slide was definitely a must do but please keep in mind that these bonus activities (pony rides, petting animals etc.) are additional costs, but well worth those smiles.





We  had an awesome time but unfortunately we didn't get the chance to check out their haunted house but from the slide show it looks like a fun way to get spooked and celebrate Halloween! I hope you guys get a chance to spend the day there, it's a great farm to visit.

Bunches of Xoxo's
                             Dellah








Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Cause for Jubilation: CANDY APPLES

Found these homemade caramel and candied apples  here!

            The hubby and I take the boys to street fairs all the time and I'm always drooling over the candied apples and strawberries. There's nothing like the deliciously sweet taste of these yummy treats all year long . I love that you can decorate them in so many different coatings: sprinkles, candy corn, chocolate chips (I'm going to try some with pop rocks and white chocolate!)  In the October 17th issue of Family Circle magazine they did a a feature on the treat and showed readers how to create them at home with a handful of ingredients and microwaving shortcuts!  thought these creations would be a great idea for me to try for Tristan's 1st birthday, Halloween or just because we're craving sweets. If you'd like to learn how to make quick simple Cookies & Cream, PB & Toffee or Spicy Cinnamon candied apples get your candies out, your apron on and follow these recipes
Image from Family Circle

Girls of all ages will adore these!
 Fabulous candy apples that look too gorgeous to eat, but I doubt if offered we would refuse!
http://monicagrey.tumblr.com/page/41
I LOVE apple pie in the Fall so this apple pie caramel apple found on the-girl-who-ate-everything is perfect!

These candied apples found on Bakingdom somehow remind me of Cinderella's carriage.

http://cookietreats.blogspot.com/

Adorable barnyard apples found on pinterest that my boys would crack up at!



I thought you might want to try and make some of your own at home
 after looking at all these pics.


So here's a How to Video for you !

Enjoy,
  xoxo Dellah




Revel in *NYC*: Weekend Happening Oct. 22 -Oct. 23

              There's nothing worse than a house full of sick people on sunny Saturday morning! It's just my luck everyone's sniffling, sneezing and scratching their throats. The computer was even sick last night so I couldn't post this early. I guess it couldnt have come at a better time sinceTristan's first birthday party is a week from today, so here's hoping we get this over quickly! I'm leaving it up to YOU my readers to go out and explore the city for us and share what you did. I hope this doesn't find you too late! Happy Weekend All!

KEY TO EVENTS:{E} for everyone {D} for a date {C} for the Chicas {K} for the kiddies
{F} for the Fellas {P} for the pets


 Weekends in October  ~ Boo at the Zoo @ the Bronx Zoo ~

(Events go on throughout the day) {E} For discounted ticket prices order online
Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition! October weekends are packed with activities, including hay mazes and hayrides, costume parades, musical theater, magic shows, and live music. Embark on a Haunted Safari to explore their B.O.O. Labs where Dr. D. Zaster is putting the final touches on Expedition Earth–his top secret experiment. Best of all, come visit with their bats, cats, and creepiest critters.This weekend, don't miss your chance to meet cast members from the Broadway musical Wicked
And don't forget, kids in costume get in free!*
Location:  Bronx River Parkway and Boston Road, Bronx, NY
For more event information: http://www.bronxzoo.com/plan-your-trip/events-calendar/boo-at-the-zoo.aspx

Weekends in October ~ NYC A-scarium @ the Aquarium ~
(check site for schedule of event times) {E} For ticket prices check here
Julie Larsen Maher©WCS
At the Aquarium’s annual Halloween celebration, meet all our sea monsters, and enjoy magic shows, live music, storytelling, and crafts activities. Don’t miss their special Halloween 4-D feature, The Curse of Skull Rock, showing in the theater outside the aquarium entrance. Collect treats at their treat stations, and venture into our creepy Shipwreck. Kids in costume get in FREE
Location: Surf Ave at 8th street
For more event information: http://www.nyaquarium.com/

Saturday Oct. 22nd - Oct. 31st ~ The Haunted Pumpkin Garden ~
(Various Times) {E} Adults: $20 Students/Seniors: $18 Children 2–12: $8 Children under 2: Free
Members: Free

Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more designed by artist Michael Natiello await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Youngsters play inside a ''gourd-geous'' Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, have a ''hoot'' finding out what owls eat by dissecting pellets, and look for wiggly worms under a rotting log. Kids of all ages are encouraged to wear scary costumes for daily parades through the Adventure Garden. This weekend The Haunted Pumpkin Garden gets scary after dark. Brave kids (with flashlights in hand) navigate around the eerie sculptures and go trick-or-treating along the garden paths. After exploring, decorate a pumpkin to take home
Location: The New York Botanical Gardens 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx NY 10458
For more event information: http://www.nybg.org/exhibitions/haunted-pumpkin-garden/index.php

Saturday Oct.22nd & Sunday Oct.23 ~ Fall Festival @ Dekalb Market ~
(check site for times ) {E} FREE food and merchandise for purchase
During this two day event enjoy checking out the newest addition of vendors to this unique market place.
Children can enjoy face painting before joining in the Halloween parade, make  crafts and trick or treat! There won't be treats just for the kids, the grown folks can enjoy German draft beer and seasonal treats from http://mrsdorseyskitchen.com/ and http://www.buildingonbond.com/. On Sunday in addition to the face painting, crafts and treats, there will be a special family movie shown to celebrate Halloween.
Location: Dekalb Market 138 Willoughby St, Brooklyn, at the intersection of Flatbush ave extension and Willoughby.
For more event information: http://dekalbmarket.com/

Saturday Oct.22nd & Sunday Oct.23rd ~ BEING ELMO ~
(Check site for show times/ Meet Kevin Clash and Elmo @12:35, 2:25 and 4:15 this weekend) {E}
Image from IFC site
 Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon.  But few people know his creator, Kevin Clash.  Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Kevin ultimately found a home with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson, on Sesame Street. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary includes rare archival footage, interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of the Muppets.
Tickets: Adults $13, Kids and Senioes$9 and members $8
Location: IFC THEATER 323 SIXTH Ave at West 3rd street
For more event information: http://www.ifccenter.com/films/being-elmo/

Saturday Oct. 22nd ~ VH1'S Save the Music Family Day ~
( 10am-4pm) {E} FREE
Throughout the Day Children of All Ages Can:  Explore playing instruments at the Instrument Discovery Zone, experience Musical Workshops & Activities, Sing Along Story Time, a live Drum Circle, attend a Tribute to the 50th Anniversary of West Side Story, enjoy a Getting To Know Rodgers & Hammerstein Interactive and meet SpongeBob Squarepants!
Location:  PS 334, The Anderson School, at 100 West 77th Street in New York City
For more event information: http://vh1savethemusic.com/familyday

Saturday Oct. 22nd ~ The 21st Annual Tompkin Square Park ~
(12pm-3pm) {P} FREE
Over 3,000 spectators will gather in Tompkins Square Park to watch hundreds of masquerading dogs in the country’s largest Halloween Dog Parade. Area merchants are invited to participate in this exciting community renewal fundraiser. All proceeds go to the N.Y.C. Department of Parks & Recreation for the upkeep of the newly restored Tompkins Square Dog Run.

Location: Tompkin Square park dog run on 9th street between Ave A and B
For more eent information: http://www.firstrunfriends.org/

Sunday Oct. 22nd ~ Meet the cast of Broadway show The Addams Family @ Books of Wonder ~
(12pm-1pm) {K/3-8} FREE
Join cast members for a very special storytime featuring books from our Books of Wonder & The Addams Family Halloween book table. The cast members will sign autographs, take pictures with fans and the storytime will wrap up with one lucky family winning a free pair of tickets to see The Addams Family on Broadway. 
Location: Books of wonder @ 18 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011
For more event information: http://www.booksofwonder.com/events102311.asp

Sunday Oct. 22nd ~ Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail ~
(4pm-7pm) {E} FREE
Wear your costume and bring a carved jack-o’-lantern before 5:30 pm for spooky music, live entertainment, a parade, and New York City’s largest pumpkin flotilla at twilight. Please check here for jack-o’-lantern size, weight, and decoration restrictions.
Location:110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues (Central Park)
For more event information: http://support.centralparknyc.org/site/Calendar/645069917?view=Detail&id=114350

xoxo, Dellah

Looking for other great things to do this weekend? Check out Time out New york and Time Out Kids online and in news stands. One of my absolute favorite go to sources for things to do around NYC!!

  ~ Dellah's Jubilation is only suggesting events that are thought to be fun and interesting based on opinion. Dellah's Jubilation is not responsible for cancelled events or any other event changes (time, location etc.) due to mother nature or those running the event. Please double check all links to event for updates and changes. Dellahs Jubilation is not affiliated with Time out New York or Time Out Kids New York or any other magazine. I just love their magazine and site when on the hunt for things to do. Dellah's Jubilation always intends to give proper attribution if a credit was foreseen, it was purely accidental and credit will be given where it's due. Most importantly hit the streets and have fun

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fashion Frenzy: PRINTS Galore!

       
 Flipping through the pages of my October issue of Glamour, I thought their What to Wear article "Crushing on Prints" was right on point. Although I am by far not one of those people, there are many who shy away from prints because they aren't sure they can make them work well for them. When all they need are these key suggested pointers that will  help them embrace it with confidence. What's not to love about fabulous print it's so much fun. 
This is just a smidgen of the print in my closet. After snapping this pic
I realized my print pieces outnumbered the solid colors. All I can say is
Prints make me happy!



Erin Beatty co-creator of the fashion label Suno gave her three rules for mixing patterns and i thought I'd share:
  • When in doubt go with similar hues: Yellows, golds, tans and beige's, purples and blues or she even advised focusing on one main color and combining it with white.
  • Mix geometric shapes with floral prints and play with the size of your prints.
  • If you still aren't quite sure if prints are your newest fall staple, she suggested trying it in small doses accessorize with a great scarf or what about a pair of ballet flats (leopards an easy choice)? 
Here's a clip of Suno's Spring 2012 showing for fashion week, do you like their incorporation of prints?

                                          

 Here's some images that caught my eye on the web: 
Found on Pinterest via weheartit

          Blogger Ashlee of Capernaum Home doubted that this collaboration was a DO
 but this ultra feminine blouse combined with a bold striped sweater is a big Y-E-S!
Vogue
Don't you want to see what she's wearing on the other half of her outfit?
source


Milan Fashion week / found on EverythingFab




The first lady is right on trend, she makes it look effortless and she exudes confidence!
Images via: Huffington Post


Mixing print is uncharted territory for me, but these combination of colors ,texture and prints are simply chic! Love it! I may have to try it! Are you already trending with your use of print on print or does the thought of it make you hesitant?

xoxo Dellah

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Revel in NY: Girlfriends + Cupcakes at BUTTER LANE


Tacha, Venesa, Marta (The Birthday Girl) & me Dec.2010
Last December my girlfriends and I played tourist in the East Village of NYC to celebrate our girl Marta's B-day. We enjoyed having brunch at the cozy Paprika, poking in and out of the several cutesie boutiques and then made our way to the cupcake paradise confection-ately known as Butter Lane.  First off I need you to keep in mind that if you live here in New York or you are planning to visit, you should click on this not to be missed out on GROUPON  link for their Cupcakes 101 Icing Class including cupcakes to take home, by the time this is posted they will have sold over 1,500 of this deal and it's only been up 2 days!!  


Butter Lane is devoted to making  the perfect cupcake. The staff's main focus is on the use of pure ingredients like real vanilla beans, pure cocoa and dark chocolate and they offer both French and American buttercream icing. Butter Lane has been featured on the Food Network show The Best Thing I Ever Ate , the Martha Stewart show and in InStyle Magazine for their phenomenal sweet treats! I love that you can pick your own combinations of icing and cake so that you can sample a bunch and maybe share one or two!  Another reason you must check out Butter Lane is for it's baking classes that are great for celebrating birthdays or even a date. Throw on an apron and have fun, great for those who love to be in the kitchen and for those like myself who don't even know how to work a stand mixer.

Visit BUTTER LANE @
 East Village
123 E 7th St.
Manhattan, New York 10009
(212) 677-2880

240 Seventh Ave between 4th and 5th Streets,
Park Slope, Brooklyn
(p) 718-369-0466

Enjoy your cupcakes!

Bunches of Xoxo's,
                             Dellah

A Cause For Jubilation: SLEEPOVERS


                   Another rainy, cloudy day in NYC.  Currently I am in walking, talking, blogging Zombie mode. My eyes are open but truly I'm sleeping.Yesterday was a long day of keeping up with my Tristan a soon to be 1 year old  who tried to eat my science home work experiment, and managed to climb up and into his bouncer all on his own, (which is now newly added to his repertoire), and catching up on the dreaded school work. I thought in honor of my lack of sleep the last few days we could celebrate Sleepovers, an event in which sleeping is the very last thing you'd actually want to do. I'm hoping by the time Tristan's second nap time rolls around this afternoon, I can curl up in a blanket with one eye watching dvr'd Rachel Zoe episodes, one eye in a magazine and the other closed to the silence of dreamland.. um wait, that's one eye too many .

This past weekend my boys and I got to sleepover at The D'Annas house with Mike, Rach and lil miss Emily (who is utterly adored by Tristan). It was like a mini vacation, we didn't have to cook or clean or swat mosquitoess and simply enjoyed our time with friends and some much needed relaxation! I'm also obsessed with their Keurig coffee maker and i'm trying to justify buying it for the guests at Tristan's birthday party. It also gave us grown-ups an opportunity to reminisce about what we loved most about Sleepovers.


Sleepovers were always a bunch of fun growing up. Gathering up all your besties to adorn their cutest pj's and character slippers to see who was going to stay up the latest. It was the one time your parents didn't hassle you too much about going to bed!as long as you kept your voices down. You'd stay up all night watching t.v and scary movies, gossipping about boys. One of my favorite sleepovers was with my bestie Liza, we didn't go to our Junior High School prom so she stayed over at my house. We pigged out on junk food, played Sega video games, I braided her hair and we had a dance party while watching MTV videos till the sun came up.
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Who can forget the games we played to pass the time, everything from the Ouija board ( I'm sure I'm not the only one who moved that pointy arrow thing to different letters and pretended it was really a ghost), to twister.
How can we forget those silly teenage games that glorified a young girls addiction to boys, talking on the telephone and spending all of our time aimlessly wandering the mall with no money (mall madness)


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After all that exertion of energy, we'd end the night telling ghost stories and giggling uncontrollably while our parents shushed us to sleep.


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 Most of us would probably knock out for the night, and anticipate the next day's breakfast, or is that just me being greedy?  

You can never go wrong with cereal, you can enjoy it at any point in the day: my all time fave being Lucky Charms!
Move over Rice Krispies, there's a new treat in town!


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If you need more than just cereal wouldn't you love to wake up to a stack of pancakes or a plate of sweet french toast kebabs?

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Now that I'm all grown up I think this space would be ideal for a girlfriends Brunch and sleepover
So inviting, so relaxing!


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What are some of your favorite memories of sleepovers as a kid? do you still enjoy them with friends and family now?

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