Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Get Your Tickets to The Big Chocolate Show NYC 2018


The Big Chocolate Show NYC 2018 is coming up this weekend on September 29th and September 30th at The New Yorker Hotel at 481 Eighth Avenue. The Big Chocolate Show sets the stage for Chocolate Week NYC, (September 28 - October 5, 2018), a celebration of all things chocolate taking place in restaurants, specialty shops, bakeries, and ice cream parlors throughout the 5 boroughs.

Meet some of the greatest chocolatiers, artisans, chefs and pastry chefs from Europe, North & South America. 

Attend live demonstrations, classes and chocolate pairings. Take part in a variety of activities: talks, tastings, exhibitions and chocolate workshops for adults and children.

All attendees also get to participate in the FAVE Awards. Taste with a purpose, and vote for your favorite brands, flavors, and textures. 

Chocolate experts will be demonstrating how to turn cocoa beans into chocolate, truffles, and bars. Making chocolate has always been thought of as a complex procedure, but the best artisans will demonstrate how simple it is to produce quality dark, milk and white chocolate using the finest cocoa beans and ingredients.

During the ticketed tasting classes and workshops see how to roast, crack, grind, temper, mold and make delicious chocolates in all exciting new ways.

The 2018 event benefits Cookies for Kids’ Cancer a non-profit that raises money to find less toxic and less invasive treatments for pediatric cancers. Since its creation in 2007, the organization has sold over 1 million cookies (enough to scale Mt. Everest up and down!) and funded 100 grants for cutting-edge research resulting in 37 treatments available to kids today.


Check out my coverage from previous years:

- Kim Weling

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Equinox Sample Sale | 9/25 - 9/30/18


Equinox Sample Sale
Shop discounts on men's and women's fitness items and athleisure from top brands like Nike, Lululemon, Spiritual Gangster, and more!

About the Brand: Equinox
"For over 20 years, Equinox has created an unparalleled experience that engages members in fitness and wellbeing, delivering transformative results."

260 Fifth Avenue
(Btwn 28th & 29th Street)
NYC, NY 10001
W/R Train to 28th St.
B/D/F/M/Q to 34th St.

 September 25th - September 30th
Tuesday : 9am-8pm
Wednesday - Thursday : 10am-7pm
Friday - Saturday : 10am-8pm
Sunday : 10am-5pm





Thursday, September 20, 2018

Rituals Sample Sale | 9/18 - 9/23/18 | Further Reductions


Rituals Sample Sale! 
Shop discounts on home items, bath & body, beauty, gift sets, perfume, and soulwear.

About the Brand: Rituals
"Inspired by the wisdom and ancient traditions of Asian cultures, Rituals created an extensive collection of luxurious yet affordable products for home and body. Rituals hopes to enrich your life using unique signature fragrances that are carefully designed and composed by the world's finest perfumers."

260 Fifth Avenue
(Btwn 28th & 29th Street)
NYC, NY 10001
W/R Train to 28th St.
B/D/F/M/Q to 34th St.

September 18th - September 23rd
Tuesday : 10am-8pm
Wednesday-Saturday : 10am-7pm
Sunday : 10am-5pm








The Line Sample Sale | 9/18 - 9/23/18 - Further Reductions


The Line Sample Sale
 Shop designer womenswear, accessories, and housewares for up to 75% off retail!

About the Brand: The Line
"The Line is a modern and personal approach to retail. We bring together carefully chosen fashion, home, and beauty items and place them in context through inspiring editorial features and intimate offline shopping experiences. The thematic, seasonal, and handpicked assortments called Selections offer another way to explore our evolving edit of things you'll wear, use, and treasure for years to come."

150 Greene Street
(Btwn Houston & Prince Street)
NY, NY 10012
W/R Train to Prince St.
C/E Train to Spring St
B/D/F/M Train to Broadway/Lafayette

September 18th - September 23rd
Tuesday : 9am-8pm
Wednesday-Saturday : 11am-7pm
Sunday : 11am-5pm





Wednesday, September 19, 2018

LXRandCo Sample Sale | 9/18 - 9/23/18


 LXRandCo Sample Sale
Shop this vintage luxury event featuring men's and women's designer handbags, jewelry, watches, and accessories - from designers like Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Herm├Ęs, MCM, Cartier, Gucci, Prada, and more - at up to 90% off retail!

About the Brand: LXRandCo
"LXRandCo celebrates luxury masterpieces: we truly believe that iconic handbags deserve new lives. Our mission is to connect people with modern vintage pieces, to bring fresh inspiration, and promote sustainable practice by giving renewed life to luxury handbags and accessories."

 151 Wooster Street
(Btwn Houston & Prince Street)
NY, NY 10012
W/R Train to Prince St.
C/E Train to Spring St
B/D/F/M Train to Broadway/Lafayette

September 18th - September 23rd
Tuesday-Saturday : 11am-7pm
Sunday : 11am-5pm









Sunday, September 16, 2018

Rent the Runway Sample Sale | Last Day | Extra 40% Off


Rent the Runway Sample Sale
Shop gently-used designer clothing, dresses, gowns, outerwear, handbags, and accessories at up to 90% off retail.

About the Brand: Rent The Runway
"Rent the Runway is revolutionizing fashion by giving women access to thousands of designer dresses and accessories. But it's not just about what you wear... it's about how you feel when you wear it. Welcome to the future of fashion."

 260 Fifth Avenue
(Btwn 28th & 29th Street)
NY, NY 10001
W/R Train to 28th St.
6 Train to 28th St

 September 11th - September 16th
Tuesday : 11am-8pm
Wednesday - Friday : 10am-8pm
Saturday : 10am-7pm
Sunday : 10am-5pm


Make Your Dreams Stick with Post-it® Brand and Hailee Steinfeld

On July 23rd, Hailee Steinfeld and Post-it® Brand kicked off back-to-school season by inspiring students to dream big, set goals and make them stick at Bathhouse Studios in NYC. The exclusive event featured an interactive Q&A and one-of-a-kind acoustic performance by Hailee, as well as a preview of new products from the Post-it® Brand. Among attendees were students from the NYC chapter of national non-profit After School All Stars.

One of the takeaways was that you are 42% more likely to achieve a goal if you write them down. I have always used Post-it® for reminders and noting major tasks at work but now I really think I should start a personal goals Post-it® wall! During the event, attendees were encouraged to contribute to the Post-it® wall by writing something down that you are looking forward to, that's been on your mind, and that will motivate and encourage you.

Check out the Q&A with Hailee and Remi Kent, Global Business Director of the Post-it® Brand

Hailee Steinfeld on achieving her goals
“I feel like if you can put [your goals] out into the universe and work tirelessly to achieve [them], then you can do anything ….. you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down and I find that to be true”

Hailee Steinfeld on inspiration
“I’ve been very, very lucky – I’ve had some incredible people around me my whole life that have inspired me and motivated me – if I can be that person for anyone else, then I consider that a huge honor”

Hailee Steinfeld on facing setbacks
“Whatever it is that you’re doing, if it makes you happy, then nothing should come in the way of that – of course you will face setbacks, but it is important to stay positive and keep going”

Hailee Steinfeld on her current goals
“It has been a goal of mine to get out on the road this year so that is coming to life, which is exciting. I also love doing both acting and singing – as long as I can remain doing both, happy and healthy, then that’s my goal”

Hailee Steinfeld on upcoming projects
“I am in the middle of a tour right now with Charlie Puth on the Voice Notes Tour, so that’s been very fun. We are just kinda getting started, so I will be doing that for the majority of my summer and then I have a film called Bumblee coming out around Christmas, which is a spinoff to Transformers”




Check out Hailee Steinfeld's acoustic performances for "Starving" and "Let Me Go"



Hailee Steinfeld looked absolutely stunning in a Roberto Cavalli purple two-piece














With my niece Ariana, who's a senior in high school this year!

- Kim Weling

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Maybelline House with Adriana Lima at New Your Fashion Week


On September 10th, during New York Fashion Week, I stopped over at Maybelline House, for a meet & greet with my favorite model, Adriana Lima! At the space guests were able to preview Maybelline's newest products, including the Lemonade Craze eyeshadow palette and get makeup touch-ups, enjoy refreshments and snacks, and create customized tees and totes. Part of the Maybelline House was styled as a beauty-ful and feminine version of the New York City Subway. 




- Kim Weling

Monday, September 10, 2018

Highlights from Indie Beauty Expo 2018


It's amazing to see how the Indie Beauty Expo in NYC has grown! I love attending year after year because it's a great place to learn about so many new beauty brands all at once. Check out some of the new brands I met at this year's beauty expo: Proven, Zatik, TokyoMilk, Ethique, Zodica Perfumery, Ceramiracle and more. 

I was also happy to see familiar brands Lumene, ECRU New York, Immunocologie and Lifetherapy, as well as Florapy and Skin Forum, who I met previously at the Indie Beauty Expo. 
































































- Kim Weling