Shop Sorial’s Spring 2014 Handbag Collection

There is a butter soft leather tote bag in our possession that gets compliments every time even with its simplistic silhouette, that tote is a Sorial Rubina Tote. This wonderful carryall is very durable and lightweight, did we mention the butter soft leather? That’s what Sorial Handbags is known for, wonderful handbags and small leather accessories made of the most supple and finest Italian lambskin leather that compliments everything in your wardrobe, which is why we love everything in their spring collection.

Created by husband and wife team, Alex and Vivianne Sorial Bannout, in 2006, Sorial fills a price void in retail leather without sacrificing the beauty and luxury of their leathers and hardware. For Spring 2014, we see lots of exotic snake embossed leather and embossed stingray leather in soft pastels, vegan leather bags in sophisticated shapes and classic hues, pops of bold color and beautiful textures.

We love the Oceana and Rubina Totes for their large interiors and classic silhouettes, the Gramercy Duffle and Gramercy Tote for their sleek, sophisticated and modern exterior, and the colorblocking of the Park Avenue Tote, a style seen on Reese Witherspoon which just so happens to be on sale for $49.00 when you use coupon code “CHANNEL7” at checkout (we suggest you take advantage).

NYC EVENT ALERT: Kiehl’s, Jeremy Piven, Nina Agdal & Flywheel “Ride for Charity”

Kiehl’s since 1851 has partnered with #PowerCouple Actor, Jeremy Piven and Nina Agdal, 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model, to ride Flywheel cycling bikes at the Kiehl’s Flagship store to raise donations for Food Bank for New York City – one of the country’s largest hunger-relief organizations working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. This amazing event is open to the public and you are invited to ride! Simply attend the event and take a turn to “Ride for Charity”!

**Kiehl’s will donate $150 for every 15 minutes of cycling to Food Bank of New York City on behalf of Nina and Jeremy, as well as any customers who ride.**

The event takes place this Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Everyone who attends will enjoy the following:

  • See Jeremy Piven, Nina Agdal and additional surprise guests riding Flywheel bikes inside the Kiehl’s store
  • Complimentary healthy skin checks for customers before and after rides
  • Deluxe samples of Kiehl’s #PowerCouple products: Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate & Midnight Recovery Concentrate for all customer riders
  • Complimentary Flywheel classes for all customer riders
  • Complimentary refreshments courtesy of Juice Press

To participate, just pop by the Kiehl’s Since 1851 located at 109 Third Avenue @ 13th Street where 15 minutes of your time will help raise money for this amazing charity organization. Share your flywheel experience via social media by tagging @Kiehls on Twitter and @KiehlsNYC on Instagram using #KiehlsCycles and #PowerCouple

Your Taxes are Done, Celebrate w/ this Refreshing Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon Cocktail

It’s officially here, April 15th aka Tax Day. After probably stressing out over getting your taxes done, wondering whether or not you owe or getting a refund, you may need a cocktail. This cocktail can be used to celebrate a refund, drown your sorrows if you owe the government or to just celebrate surviving yet another Tax Day. One great cocktail to turn to is the Basil Hayden’s® Refund Spice, created by Marie Zahn and made with Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon. The American-made, Basil Hayden’s® Refund Spice, is a modern twist on two classic bourbon cocktails that have been around longer than Tax Day itself. The cocktail combines the spicy, trademark finish of Basil Hayden’s Bourbon with sweet honey syrup, tangy raspberry vinegar and tart grapefruit juice to make the perfect cocktail to end the dreaded tax season.

Basil Hayden’s® Refund Spice,
created by Marie Zahn (Louisville, KY)

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1 tsp. Honey Syrup*
1 tsp. Raspberry Vinegar
Grapefruit Soda
Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, honey syrup and raspberry vinegar over ice in a Collins glass and stir. Top with grapefruit soda. Garnish with a grapefruit peel.


*Honey Syrup Preparation:
1 cup Honey
1 cup Water
In a small saucepan, heat the honey and water.
Stir until fully incorporated, then let cool and refrigerate.

So whether you get a refund or not, just celebrate the fact that this day is almost over. Cheers!

TYLT Introduces New Accessories for Samsung Galaxy S5

Gone are the days of painfully waiting for tech accessories for Android devices. As we welcomed the long awaited Samsung Galaxy S5, brands are quick to provide must-have accessories to pair with the device. One of our favorite tech accessories companies is TYLT, whose VÜ Wireless Charger, we recently covered and continue to swoon over, is one such tech accessory brand. To coincide with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, TYLT announced its new ENERGI Sliding Power Case and ALIN Screen Protector for the GS5.

TYLT ENERGI Sliding Power Case – $79.99

Equipped with a removable 2,800mAh battery that doubles the GS5’s battery life, TYLT’s new ENERGI Sliding Power Case also features a protective TPE-lined inner case for enhanced drop protection. While TYLT’s Energi Sliding Power Case for the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4 come with slim-line inner cases, the GS5 version has been redesigned to double as a standalone protective case. The ENERGI Sliding Power Case also features a cutout for easy access to the Galaxy S5’s heart rate sensor and an LED light that indicates remaining battery capacity. The ENERGI Sliding Power Case is also made to be compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S5’s new port cover, located on the bottom of the phone for protection from water and dust. The inner protective case comes in blue or gray, with pink and purple protective cases available separately.

TYLT ALIN Screen Protector – $24.99

Nothing makes a phone look older than it is than a smudged and cracked screen. As a GS5 user, you can further protect your new phone with TYLT’s award-winning ALIN screen protector. The first screen protector to come with a plastic snap-on alignment tool for installation, ALIN ensures a perfect, bubble-free application in seconds. Featuring HD clarity for ideal screen visibility, the four provided screen protectors each include two removable tabs to avoid fingerprints during the dry application process. Simply clean the Galaxy S5, snap it into the alignment tool, use the plastic guide edge to correctly position the screen protector, apply, and enjoy months of protection.

Both the TYLT ALIN Screen Protector and the ENERGI Sliding Power Case will be available in just a few weeks.

Samsung Mobile US Welcomes New Wearable Tech Devices: Gear Fit, Gear 2, & Gear 2 Neo

With the introduction of the Galaxy S 5 and the continued evolution of #TheNextBigThing, Samsung has also refined its wearables line with three new Gear options that will change the way you communicate and connect. Building on the amazing response to the Galaxy Gear, Samsung Mobile’s first wearable tech device, the newest wearables, the Gear Fit, Gear 2, and Gear 2 Neo, bring new and refined features based on public feedback of their first foray into wearable tech. The new Samsung Gears make keeping in touch more personalized than before. The second generation of these wearable tech devices not only offers more refined looks but a customizable experience as well.

GEAR FIT

Gear-Fit

 

The Samsung Gear Fit was designed with your health and wellness in mind. Featuring a 1.84 inch curved Super AMOLED display, an interchangeable band, an athletic design, made to comfortably fit your wrists, and maintain functionality whether active or asleep, the Gear Fit allows you to stay connected while maintaining your active lifestyle. It tracks your steps and monitors your heart rate on the go, but it’s so much more than an everyday fitness band. Stay up to date with instant notifications from Galaxy smartphones such as incoming calls, emails, text messages, 3rd party apps, etc, while you’re on the go. If you’re like us, you enjoy utilizing the built-in S Health app to measure how many steps you take daily, how many calories burned, etc. With the Gear Fit, you can enjoy an extended S Health experience as it can serve as a personal trainer, function as a pedometer, HRM and calories burned tracker. The Galaxy Gear Fit comes with a Black band with additional Wild Orange and Mocha Gray band color options.

GEAR 2 & GEAR 2 NEO

 

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The design of the Gear devices has been updated to show a more polish and streamlined appearance. Both the Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear 2 Neo boast interchangeable straps and are compatible with standard 22mm pin watch bands to personalize your look. The Gear 2 is the premium wearable with a 2 megapixel camera (moved from the strap to the face for a more sleek design), thereby complementing its brushed metal finish. The Gear 2 Neo on the other hand, has a polycarbonate finish. The home key on the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo is positioned on the front of the face for convenient access.

Both Gear devices have 1.63 inch Super AMOLED displays and allow you to access and customize your wearable experience. Receive and respond to a calls, texts, emails, and app notifications quickly, right from your wrist. New shortcuts and additional app support make the device experience easier to navigate and take action. Though your music may not be at your fingertips, they will be at your wrist with the music app on Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Transfer, store and shuffle through your favorite songs, even when away from your phone, plus you can pair the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo with Bluetooth headphones to enjoy your playlist while on the go.

The Gear 2 comes in the following color combinations: Titan Silver face with Black strap, Titan Silver face with a Wild Orange strap, and a Gold Brown face with Brown strap. The Gear 2 Neo comes in Black, Wild Orange, and Mocha Gray.

The Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit will be available in the U.S. this month across various channels. Gear 2, Gear Neo 2 and Gear Fit will be available through carrier and retail channels, including the Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy.

Tweezerman Launches G.E.A.R. Collection for Men

There really is nothing sexier than a sharp styled man, and thanks to Tweezerman guys now have quality, cutting edge grooming tools that are durable, masculine and affordable. Tweezerman recently held an event to celebrate the launch of Tweezerman G.E.A.R. Collection for Men, which features 11 unique, high-performance tools, that are specifically designed for guys looking to tweeze, clip, cut, file or sculpt their beards, moustaches, and eyebrows.

TWEEZERS

Slant Tweezer – Featuring Tweezerman’s award winning, durable, top grade stainless steel Slant Tweezer design with a hand filed precision tip perfectly aligned to grab every hair, every time with the smoothest precision. Consistently acclaimed as setting the standard for quality and excellence for over 30 years. Price: $22.00

Ingrown Hair/Splinter Tweezer – Removes ingrown hairs and splinters like no other tool out there because of its ultra-sharp tip tapered to a fine point to remove anything embedded under the skin. The contoured handle was designed with men’s hands in mind for ease of use. Price: $20.00

FACE

Deluxe Shaving Brush – Creates the ideal lather to prep skin for the closest, smoothest shave possible. Containing 100% densly filled badger hair, this brush helps to prevent bumps and razor burn and is designed perfectly for holding and distributing lather. Price: $35.00

Facial Hair Scissors – Tweezerman knows everyone grows horrid hairs, whether it happens to be in the nose or in the ears, but thanks to the rounded tips and curved blades of these specially designed facial hair scissors, cutting hairs is a breeze, reaching all those hard to reach places while protecting the skin from nicks. Price: $17.00

Moustache Scissors with Comb – Cutting action is simple and smooth thanks to the top-grade, durable stainless steel and ultra-precise blades. The large finger loops are specifically designed with men in mind for uncomplicated handling. Price: $18.00

HANDS & FEET



Precision Grip Fingernail Clipper and Precision Grip Toenail Clipper – Both are durable, ultra-sharp top grade stainless steel clippers, one designed with curved blades to perfectly shape fingernails, and the other designed with straight blades to keep toenails from splitting and neat with precision, while the no mess cases catch clippings for easy cleanup. The handles are textured with a no-slip grip for easy handling and good leverage for trouble-free clipping. The Finger Nail Clipper Price: $12.00
Toe Nail Clipper Price: $14.00 are sold separately.

Multi-Use Nail Tool – Files and cleans while keeping nails looking neat. Ends clean easily under the nail, while the embedded nickel file removes rough, jagged edges. Price: $12.00

Mini Hangnail Squeeze & Snip Nipper – Ultra sharp, strong and easy to handle nipper is made of durable stainless steel to grab ragged hangnails with ease and precision. Price: $12.00

2-Sided Pumice Stone – Un-rough feet in two quick steps: one side removes calluses quickly while the other side smoothes rough skin. Environmentally friendly, made with 100% Siliglass. Price: $8.00

G.E.A.R KIT

Essential Grooming Kit – This kit provides head to toe grooming excellence with its precise and reliable tools. Packed in a convenient, sturdy storage case, this durable top grade kit includes a stainless point tweezerette, nail clipper, facial hair scissors, and multi-use nail tool. Price: $30.00

The Tweezerman G.E.A.R. Collection for Men will be available beginning April at Amazon.com and Target.com.

Afternoon Delight: Red Door Spa’s Express Red Carpet Blow Dry

There’s nothing like getting your hair looking fabulous, whether it be for the red carpet or so as a pampering treat to yourself. Sometimes finding the time to enjoy a little hair pampering can be tough but thanks to the new Red Door Spa’s express beauty Red Carpet Blow Dry, you can achieve great hair during lunch. You may remember we wrote about saving $10 off a Red Door Spa Blowout when you take and share a selfie, well we finally got the chance to enjoy this wonderful service for ourselves at the Flat Iron Blow Dry Bar. This post is our experience of the blowout we received, which that instantly repairs and smooths the hair for a silky, shiny finish.

The Red Carpet Blow Dry combines deep conditioning using a unique formaldehyde-free keratin protein infusion that strengthens and nourishes lackluster tresses (something I needed after the long winter), along with a revitalizing blow dry to maintain professional results for up to 3 shampoos. Created for all hair colors and lengths, this treatment is the pick-me-up your hair needs. The best part is, this 15 minute treatment can be added to enhance your hair service.

Considering the day I got this treatment, there was a mist in the air (the day called for rain) and the humidity was almost out in full force, my hair held up exceptionally well and the frizz was held at bay for three days. I invite you to take the time to pamper yourself and head to the Red Door Spa in Union Square. Check out pics from the beautiful Blow Dry Bar area at the Red Door Spa Union Square location below:

Red Door Spa Is Open For Spa Week

It’s officially spring so you know what that means……it’s time to pamper yourself without stripping your wallet. that’s right, the $50 Spa Week Treatment deal is almost here. One of our favorite beauty treatment escapes, Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas, is all ready to get you pampered. During National Spa Week, April 21st – 27th, every Red Door Spa location across the country will be offering three of their most luxurious treatments for just $50.00 each. See below for more information on each service offered. There’s even a bonus offer (click on image to view larger).

Feeling stressed? Enjoy the 50-minute Stress Melter Body Treatment, which includes body exfoliation, aroma therapeutic body wrap, and a scalp massage. Does it seem like your skin has turned against you? Then you definitely need Elizabeth arden’s 50-minute Spa Week Facial, a renewing facial that will cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin. If your skin needs extra attention, just add a Microdermabrasion Blast or Oxygen Blast for an additional $50.00. Now if it’s your tired, weary feet that need some love, indulge in a 50-minute Spa week Pedicure heaven with luxe sugar exfoliation and warm cream, reflexology-inspired massage.

As a bonus, Red Door Spas is offering a chance to give your hair come new life during Spa Week, with your choice of a haircut, blowout and finish, or single-process color for $50.00. It looks like you ladies have some decisions to make. whatever service you choose, enjoy them. For more information, contact any Red Door Spa location.