Tuesday, January 17, 2017

American Giant Sample Sale - 1/17 - 1/22/17


AMERICAN GIANT SAMPLE SALE

 OFFERING HOODIES, CREW NECKS, ZIP-UPS, AND VARIOUS JERSEY & KNIT
TEES FOR UP TO 75% OFF RETAIL.

​​AMERICAN GIANT STARTED OUT WITH ONE SIMPLE GOAL, MAKE EXCEPTIONAL CLOTHES IN THE USA AND OFFER THEM AT A FAIR PRICE. ALL AMERICAN GIANT GOODS ARE MADE IN THE USA. "

260 FIFTH AVENUE
(BTWN 28TH & 29TH ST.)
NYC NY 10001
W/R/6 TRAIN TO 28TH ST.

JANUARY 17TH - JANUARY 22ND
TUESDAY-SATURDAY : 10AM-7PM
SUNDAY : 10AM-5PM






Monday, January 16, 2017

Fivestory New York Off Site Sale - 1/17 - 1/22/17



FIVESTORY OFF SITE SALE 

150 GREENE STREET
(BTWN HOUSTON & PRINCE ST.)
NYC NY 10012
N/R TRAIN TO PRINCE ST.
C/E TRAIN TO SPRING ST.
B/D/F/M TRAIN TO BROADWAY-LAFAYETTE

JANUARY 17TH - JANUARY 22ND
TUESDAY-SATURDAY : 11AM-7PM
SUNDAY : 11AM-5PM

Alexander Wang Chain Strap Dress, $718

Calvin Klein Collection Coat $3,495

Anya Hindmarch Space Invaders Bag, $2,350

Gianvito Rossi Suede Snap Boot, $1,145

Saturday, January 14, 2017

New OtterBox iPhone 7 Plus Cases


It feels like I had waited months to get my hands on my iPhone 7 Plus and I couldn't be happier! The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to start fresh with a new phone. Between work, blogging and events I plan on using some serious phone memory on photos and videos this year, and my previous phone had no memory left. I knew I had to move on from my iPhone 5S but I was not looking forward to saying goodbye to my 5S accessories I had amassed, including 20+ cases, case chargers and portable chargers. Thanks to OtterBox, I've started my new collection of cases for my iPhone 7 Plus! I love switching out my cases, sometimes based on my mood or outfit. 

The Symmetry Series Clear Case is perfect for when I want to show the gold exterior of my iPhone. The Symmetry Series Graphics Case in Firefly is a fun print, that I've gotten a lot of compliments on. It also matches my style since I prefer darker colors and prints. The Statement Series Case in Black is also clear with black leather accents. OtterBox cases have gone through 24+ tests and 238+ hours including high temp & humidity and cold storage to hand lotion and makeup resistance. All OtterBox cases have OtterBox Certified Drop+ Protection so my phone is protected against everyday wear and tear and those accidental drops and fumbles. 

One thing I definitely needed for my case is the Alpha Glass Screen Protector. The screen on my iPhone 7 Plus is so much bigger than my 5S was, and even more prone to cracking if I dropped it. I've had friends that have easily cracked their new phones right after getting them. I feel so relieved now that I have it on my phone, especially since I've dropped it a few times already (it's so big it has fallen out of my coat pocket). The Alpha Glass comes with an alcohol wipe and microfiber cloth to clean the phone with first, and then the glass is easy to apply onto the screen. With the Alpha Glass on, the image clarity and touch screen remains intact and is fortified to make the screen shatter/scratch proof. 

Thank you again OtterBox for keeping my phone safe and providing me with some classic, everyday, and stylish cases that I can use everyday! Check out all of OtterBox phone accessories at otterbox.com.

- Kim Weling

Monday, January 9, 2017

Bonobos Sample Sale - 1/10 - 1/15/17



BONOBOS SAMPLE SALE 

​​BONOBOS IS BUILT AROUND FINDING THE PERFECT FIT; THE COMPANY WAS STARTED AFTER THEY COULD NOT FIND AN ACCEPTABLE FIT FOR THEMSELVES. TURNED OUT, A BUNCH OF OTHER GUYS FELT THE SAME WAY, AND THEY WENT FROM SELLING 400 PAIRS OF PANTS TO BEING ONE OF THE LARGEST CLOTHING BRANDS EVER BUILT ON THE WEB. "


260 FIFTH AVENUE
(BTWN 28TH & 29TH ST.)
NYC NY 10001
W/R/6 TRAIN TO 28TH ST.


JANUARY 10TH - JANUARY 15TH
TUESDAY : 9AM-8PM
WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY : 10AM-7PM
SUNDAY : 10AM-4PM





Sunday, January 8, 2017

Launch of Topgolf Edison


Last month I attended a taste & tour media preview of Topgolf Edison at 1013 US Route 1 in NJ, before it opened to the public on December 23rd. If you think it's to cold to hit the driving range in the winter, think again. I've never been to a Topgolf venue, and was amazed to find myself at a heated driving range! 

Topgolf Edison has three levels at 65,000 square feet, including a rooftop terrace with fire pits + area for live musical performances, lower lounge with free pool tables, shuffleboard and Xbox Kinect,  a full-service restaurant and multiple bars. This is the first ever Topgolf location in New Jersey, with 30 venues total across the US and 3 venues in the UK. 

Each Topgolf location features climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round play, a chef-driven food and beverage menu, music, and hundreds of HDTVs. The microchipped golf balls score themselves, providing players with instant feedback on each shot's accuracy and distance. 

Topgolf can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels, with interactive experiences including Topgolf U lessons, leagues, The Topgolf Tour, KidZone parties, social and corporate events, and the World Golf Tour (WGT) app. 

At Topgolf Edison, my experience was similar to bowling, where you are paying an hourly rate, with 1- 6 players per bay (102 bays total) and a 215 yard outfield. The rates are: Open to 12PM ($30/hour), 12PM-5PM ($40/hour) and 5PM to Close ($50/hour). 

Featured winter brews at Topgolf Edison include: Ballast Point, Breckenridge Brewery, Bolero Snort, Brooklyn, Brewery, Demented Brewery, Dogfish Head, McKenzie's Hard Cider, River Horse & Yuengling. 

Each player buys a one-time cost $5 membership card, which gives you access to play games, track everyone's golf ball scores and receive access to exclusive offers. There are also drivers and irons at each bay to choose from and use, so you don't have to worry about bringing your own. 

In 2016, Topgolf had 12.2 million guests worldwide, averaging a 2 hour visit and 4-person group size. 45% of Topgolf guests play traditional golf once or less per year. I like going to the driving range, but I do not actually play golf. I'm actually horrible at hitting golf balls. I hit grounders! I/m definitely considering taking Topgolf U Lessons, with golf lessons starting at $25. Instruction with a Topgolf pro includes HD video analysis of your swing. You can sign up at topgolf.com/lessons

Topgolf is a very non-intimidating environment, with more than half of guests described as "non-golfers." Guests are 68% male / 32% female, with 54% between the ages of 18-34, and 38% of guests are families. 

9 Topgolf locations are coming soon, with plans to open 7-10 locations per year for the next couple of years. 

To learn more about Topgolf, visit www.topgolf.com











Braciole - this was specially catered for the event, and not part of the Topgolf menu

Injectable Donut Holes - cinnamon sugar dusted donut holes with chocolate, raspberry jelly and Bavarian cream.






- Kim Weling

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Scotch & Soda Sample Sale - 1/3 - 1/8/17


SCOTCH & SODA SAMPLE SALE 
80% OFF ON MENS & WOMENS APPAREL, PLUS ACCESSORIES

" ​AT SCOTCH & SODA, CREATIVITY IS KING. IT'S ABOUT THE CLOTHES AND NOTHING BUT THE CLOTHES​. SCOTCH & SODA ARE DISCOVERERS AND COLLECTORS, SCOURING THE GLOBE FOR THE PAINTING, POEM, VINTAGE PIECE, RUIN, OR ARTEFACT THAT SPARKS OUR NEVER-ENDING CURIOSITY. "

260 FIFTH AVENUE
(BTWN 28TH & 29TH ST.)
NYC NY 10001
W/R/6 TRAIN TO 28TH ST.

JANUARY 3RD - JANUARY 8TH
TUESDAY-SATURDAY : 10AM-​7PM​
SUNDAY : 10AM-4PM

The Arrivals + Faith Connexion Sample Sale - 1/3 - 1/8/17



 THE ARRIVALS + FAITH CONNEXION SAMPLE SALE

" THE ARRIVALS ARE INDUSTRY OUTSIDERS WITH A SHARED PASSION FOR BALANCED DESIGN AND BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTS. THEY ARE DRIVEN BY FUNCTIONALITY, CRAFT, INDIVIDUALITY, AND THEREFORE SO IS THEIR PRODUCT. "

" FAITH CONNEXION IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND CONCEPT BRAND. THEY ARE NOT WHAT WE CAN CALL A PROPER LUXURY OR A DESIGNER HOUSE, THEY WANT TO STAND FOR DIVERSITY AND THEY ENCOURAGE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. FAITH CONNEXION IS FIRST AND FOREMOST ABOUT STYLNG & ATTITUDE. "
- HIGHSNOBIETY

150 GREENE STREET
(BTWN HOUSTON & PRINCE ST.)
NYC NY 10012
N/R TRAIN TO PRINCE ST.
C/E TRAIN TO SPRING ST.
B/D/F/M TRAIN TO BROADWAY-LAFAYETTE

JANUARY 3RD - JANUARY 8TH
TUESDAY: 11AM-​8PM
WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY : 11AM-7PM
SUNDAY : 11AM-5PM