The Forgotten Egyptian Pharaoh: The Discovery of King Tut NYC

One of the most amazing things about living in New York City is the amount of wonderful cultural artworks and experiences you can enjoy. No one can deny that New York has a renowned and ever-changing art scene, so when an amazing art show or exhibit comes along, it must not be missed. We had the pleasure of attending a preview of follow site The Discovery of King Tut NYC exhibit, a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit that features the burial chambers and treasures of the young King Tutankhamen, the most fascinating and mysterious kings in Egyptian history, exactly as his tomb was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922.

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We started the audio tour and visual exhibit, which boasts over 1,000 expertly crafted reproductions of the treasures discovered in King TUT’s tomb (created by expert Egyptian craftsmen and renowned Egyptologists), with artifacts that included The Rosetta Stone, the map of The Valley of the Kings, information on the Theban Royal Family, photographs documenting the excavation of Tutankhamun‘s tomb by English Egyptologist and archaeological photographer, Harry Burton, to name a few.

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Anyway, we paused our tour of The Discovery of King Tut NYC briefly to hear welcome remarks from H.E. Ambassador Ahmed Farouk, Consul General of Egypt, who shared Howard Carter’s words when he first discovered the forgotten Egyptian pharaoh.

After the speech we sprinted back to continue our tour of the wondrous exhibit, where we examined the three chambers from Tutankhamun’s tomb, his Coffin Chamber, wall paintings in the burial chamber, the outer coffin and the stone sarcophagus, and the rest of the king’s treasures, which includes storage vessels for food, various shrines, etc.

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The Discovery of King Tut is located at the home of Saturday Night Live – The Exhibition at 417 Fifth Avenue in its second gallery. It is scheduled to run through May 1, 2016. Tickets are $29 for adults and $20 for children. For groups and discount tickets, visit source link www.TutNYC.com.

Hula Hoop Inches off your Waist with the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop

As we enjoyed a day filled with the abundance and overindulgence of food we’re sure to be eating for the next few days (leftovers anyone), we’re sure many of you may not want to readily hit your respective gyms the day after Thanksgiving, hell most of us can barely move, so we’re proposing an alternate and transitional form of exercise…..Fitness Hooping (First Lady Michelle Obama is a fan). You can enjoy this fun exercise as your ongoing workout, or try it when you don’t feel like going to the gym. The best thing about this workout, it’s a lot of fun because it involves something we all enjoyed as children…..with a slight twist. Say hello to the  go site FXP Fitness Hula Hoop, a hula hoop that comes in six sections, which clips together for easy and quick storage and assembly.

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That’s right, it’s a hula hoop you disassemble for convenient storage and travel capabilities, then reassemble whenever you want to have some hooping fun. The  http://restivos.com/?kaletra=ritonavir-coronavirus-buy FXP Hula Hoop comes in several system starter kits with hoops available in three colors – teal, pink, and purple. Any of the system starter kits is sure to get you on the right (and fun) path to a slimmer, healthier you, using core, strength, and interval training with an exclusive “Easy Spin Technology” that lets you burn more calories and fat, as well as tones your muscles.

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There are five FXP Hula Hoop Starter Kits including the FXP Starter Kit (the kit we’re focusing on today, which is pictured above), lopinavir ep impurity m Build Your Own Kit, FXP Cardio Sculpt Kit, http://mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com/?kaletra=ritonavir-online-store Total Body Movement Kit, and  ritonavir online store Total Body Movement Kit Plus. As we previously mentioned, this wonderful workout tool breaks down and easily fits in a convenient carrying case for portability, allowing you to exercise anywhere and have fun while doing so. Thanks to the FXP Hula Hoop’s precise weight and size, you’ll soon see amazing results.

The FXP Starter Kit, available for $44.95, is specifically designed for those who are just beginning their fitness journey or who are new to fitness hooping. This kit comes with a carrying bag, non-slip mat, workout guide, and a level 1 DVD, featuring internationally recognized fitness trainer, Niece Pecenka, who has designed a proven workout program using low impact exercises to keep you motivated and having a blast while you tone and sculpt your entire body.

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Want to begin hula hooping your way to a flatter stomach and slimmer body? Take advantage of FXP Fitness’s Black Friday deal where everything is 25% off when you use code FRIDAY25. The offer begins now and runs through 11/28.

 

The Elephant Pants: Look Good While Saving the Elephants this Thanksgiving

We recently shared the perfect top to hide your possible “Thanksgiving food baby”, now we want to share our go-to pants that will provide both comfort and style during the food-heavy dinner. If you haven’t heard of The Elephant Pants, you should be paying attention. Not only are they the most comfortable pants you’ll own, they come in a variety of fun colors and elephant prints, and they help raise money to save elephants from illegal poaching.

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As we said before, The Elephant Pants are very comfortable. They’re perfect for lounging around the house, yoga, and, of course adding a bit of adventurous style to your Thanksgiving look or any event where you’re sure to overindulge in culinary delights. Boasting two side pockets, an elastic waist and leg holes cinched at the ankles, each style of these printed bohemian pants, which are authentically made in Chiang Mai, Thailand, are named after elephants that were either held in captivity in circuses, zoos, etc, many of which have either died or set freed, or elephants left orphaned by poachers.

Aside from its very cool factor, the most amazing thing about these authentic Thai pants, $1.00 or $2.00 from every pair sold gets donated directly to the African Wildlife Foundation, which helps protect elephants from poachers, an ever increasing problem. Some of our favorite styles include the black and white Black Diamond Harem Pants, named after an Indian elephant with Al G. Barnes Circus; the strikingly vibrant blue and white Old Bet Harem Pants, an early American circus elephant owned by Hachaliah Bailey that was shot and killed while on tour near Alfred, Maine by a farmer; the black and gold Mona Harem Pants, a 60-yr old Asian elephant (maybe the oldest in the US) who was euthanized June 21, 2007 at the Birmingham Zoo in Birmingham, Alabama; and the olive and white Tarra Harem Pants, named after the first elephant to retire at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.

All styles of The Elephant Pants retail for a wonderfully affordable $18.00 each, a very stylish and inexpensive to support a great cause. We’ve shared our favorite colors, which ones are catching your fashionable eye?

 

 

 

Give Thanks with These Thanksgiving Cocktails

While we’re all getting ready to prepare our dinner menus for Thanksgiving, we must not forget about the drink menu for the evening, because as the saying goes “man cannot live on bread alone”, well, in this case, an elaborate dinner. Yes, you are going to need Thanksgiving cocktails, for before, during and after dinner, especially if want to have a memorable Thanksgiving dinner with loved ones. Today we bring you wonderful Thanksgiving cocktails from Cruzan Rum, Basil Hayden’s, Knob Creek, and Laphroaig, to satisfy the varied personalities and taste styles you’re welcoming into your home, like the Seasonal Celebrator, the Traditionalist, the Cocktail Connoisseur, and the Whiskey Novice.

For the Traditionalist:

Knob Creek® Old Fashioned Holiday (recipe by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon)

Knob Creek Old Fashioned Holiday

1 1/2 Parts Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey
1/2 Part Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 Part Lemon
1 Part Wild Ale (like Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales®)
1 Egg White
Nutmeg for Garnish
Combine all ingredients in a bar tin without ice. Shake for 20 seconds. Add ice and shake for another 20 seconds. Double strain into a chilled lowball glass and garnish with grated nutmeg.

For the Seasonal Celebrator:

Cruzan® Sparkling Honey Diamond

Cruzan Sparkling Honey Diamond

1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Dark Rum
3/4 part Lime Juice
3/4 part Honey Syrup
Sparkling Wine
Combine rum, juice and syrup over ice and shake for 15 seconds. Fine strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine.

For the Cocktail Connoisseur:

Laphroaig® Montgomerie Smoked Cider

Laphroaig Montgomerie Smoked Cider

1 1⁄2 parts Laphroaig® 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
3 parts apple cider
1 part fresh lemon sour
Build over ice in order. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

For the Whiskey Novice:

Basil Hayden’s® Spiced Cocoa

Basil Hayden Spiced Cocoa

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1/4 part Nocello® Walnut Liqueur
2 parts Spicy Hot Cocoa* (see recipe below)
2 Chili Peppers (for garnish)
Pre-heat mug by filling it with hot water – discard water after 30 seconds. Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon and Nocello® Walnut Liqueur to the heated mug. Add the spicy hot cocoa and gently mix together. Garnish with chili peppers.

Spicy Hot Cocoa*
1/2 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 Tbsp. Sugar
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
1/4 Cup Water
Mix dry ingredients together, add hot water and stir until dissolved.

Take the stress off planning your Thanksgiving cocktail menu with this variety of cocktail recipes to please every person (and personality!) seated at your table.

Glamour-flage Your Style this Thanksgiving with Lola and Sophie

Face it, when it comes to big food holidays like Thanksgiving, we all want the best of both worlds – to look fabulous, yet still want to get away with wearing our “eating pants”. Wouldn’t you love to combine both? We all love enjoying Thanksgiving dinner, but no one wants really wants to look down and see their stomach sticking out. The only solution is to not eat much (no one wants that), or to do what we’re planning on doing – Glamour-flage your style this Thanksgiving with Lola and Sophie.

 

Lola & Sophie Cranberry Overdrape Top

Say hello to the Lola & Sophie Long Sleeve Overdrape Top, a sexy rayon/spandex V-neck ruched top with asymmetrical over drape to hide your Thanksgiving dinner overindulgences. Sure to be a wardrobe staple and your go-to for the major eating holidays. With this chic top, which is available in the above cranberry and black, you will surely win the battle of the bulge thanks to its concealing silhouette, play on proportion, and accentuating details. The underlayer is ruched on the sides with a beautifully draped asymmetric top layer to keep your stomach and imperfections well covered.  Whether you wear it with dark denim jeans, slim pants, or leggings, you will absolutely highlight your best assets, “glamour-flage your trouble spots”, and look slimmer in this effortlessly chic top!

Thanks to Lola & Sophie designer Gene Kagan, who is a “master of casual chic”, we’re all now equipped with the perfect style to keep your stomach pooch your own little (or medium-sized) secret. So eat and drink up this Thanksgiving, as much as your stomach can take because no one will be judging you by the size of your stomach. Are you ready to Glamour-flage your style this Thanksgiving with Lola and Sophie? Grab the Long Sleeve Overdrape Top for $99.00, and check out the entire Lola & Sophie collection at www.lolaandsophie.com.

Repair your Hair with VO5 Haircare

Let’s face it, we, and our environment does a lot to our hair and skin. From all the various products and hair tools we use to the dirt, dust, and smoke that gets into our hair, our tresses take quite a beating. That is why it is essential to repair any possible damage the day might bring and get your hair back to your hair looking vibrant and beautiful. For this, it’s best to start with clarifying hair products, like VO5 Herbal Escapes Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioner, to remove all product residue and remove excess oils, dirt, dead skin cells, and air pollutants from clogged follicles; and end with a conditioning treatment like VO5’s Shine, Glow & Go Beauty Oil to add ultra hydration to your hair. Are you ready to repair your hair with VO5 Haircare?

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Remove hair of unwanted product residue and restore moisture and shine with Alberto VO5’s Kiwi-Lime Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioner, which boasts Rosemary and lemongrass extracts to quench dry hair’s thirst, and Kiwi and lime to rinse your hair as clean as can be with its clarifying formula. Your limp hair will bounce back with clean vibrancy.

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This multi-essential vitamin containing oil replenishes both your dried out hair and skin, leaving it feeling soft, silky and looking radiant. The Alberto VO5’s Shine, Glow & Go Beauty Oil is a light, natural oil blend that you definitely want to keep in your beauty arsenal year’ round. Your hair and skin will thank you.

Get both these affordable products now at www.vo5haircare.com, or at mass retailers.

Giveaway: Enter to Win Two Tickets to The Discovery of King TUT

We don’t normally double up on our giveaways, but this was just too amazing not to offer to you guys. The Discovery of King Tut Exhibit opens in New York City on November 21st, 2015 at 417 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016, but thanks to the wonderful people behind the organization who brought this amazing exhibit to New York, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to see both “The Discovery of King Tut”, and the “Saturday Night Live…The Exhibition” at an advance screening on November 20th from 3:00-9:00 pm. Would you like to win two tickets to The Discovery of King TUT Exhibit in New York City? Keep on reading to find out how you can win tickets to this incredible exhibit.

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As many of you know, seeing this exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, especially as it won’t be here forever, and we’re giving you the chance for you and a guest to see it and the Saturday Night Live exhibit for free. the last time the city of new york got to experience the King TUT exhibit was in the 1970’s, so we’re thankful for this long-awaited return. The Discovery of King Tut is a remarkable presentation of one of the greatest archeological finds of the 20th century. Using over 1,000 expertly crafted reproductions of treasures discovered in Tutankhamun’s tomb, the exhibition presents this fascinating subject in an entirely new way: a thrillingly unique experience that explores the legendary tomb and its treasures as they were at the exact moment of their discovery. Check out a sneak peek of some of the wonderful artifacts you can see at the exhibit….and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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Cookware Essentials for Easy Thanksgiving Cooking and Preparation

To say cooking thanksgiving dinner is a huge undertaking is an incredible understatement, especially if you don’t have the right tools. We could our first turkey class Thanksgiving and although it came out perfect, we absolutely did not have the right kitchenware and utensils to properly handle, carve, and serve our turkey. Thanks to some wonderful cookware and kitchen appliances from brands like All-Clad Cookware, and Bella Housewares, cooking for Thanksgiving will be a breeze. Today we share the latest in Roasters, Slow Cookers, and Cooking Utensils, the must-have cookware essentials for easy Thanksgiving cooking and preparation. Our list is sure to make your Thanksgiving preparations easier….you’re on your own when it comes to dealing with your family.

BELLA HO– USEWARES 18QT Turkey Roaster

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The BELLA Turkey Roaster is the second oven you’ve always wanted on Thanksgiving. It roasts up to a 22lb turkey and has an 18QT capacity. Not only does it free up your oven for other parts of your Thanksgiving feast, it saves you a lot of back pain from the constant bending while checking on your turkey. A metal rack is included with the Bella Turkey Roaster for cooking convenience and the temperature may be set from 150 degrees up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

ALL-CLAD ROASTING PANS

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The All-Clad Stainless Steel Covered Roaster is ideal for roasting large cuts of meat and turkeys. It’s made up of heavy gauge 18/10 stainless steel which makes cleaning up a breeze and features large loop handles for maneuverability. This roaster features a unique rack with lifting handles for easy removal of large foods after roasting. This covered roaster also features a pressure release on the lid for easy removal.

The stainless steel All-Clad Roti Combos are ideal for turkeys and rib roasts. The V-shaped nonstick roasting rack elevates foods to generate even cooking and browning. Stovetop safe for pan gravies after roasting. The roaster comes with a set of 2 stainless turkey forks, ergonomically designed for comfort.

The versatile All-Clad Hard anodized Roti Combo is best suited for roasting large cuts of meat or whole poultry and boasts a nonstick v-shaped rack allows for even browning of meat and collection of natural juices in the pan for basting, glazing or a gravy base.

BELLA TRIPLE-SLOW-COOKER

Bella 3 x 2.5QT Triple Slow Cooker with Lid Rests

When all your stovetop burners are going, the BELLA 3 x 2.5QT Triple Slow Cooker with Lid Rests (in gorgeous rose gold – one of many available colors) adds much more needed cooking capabilities. No more waiting until something is done cooking to start on another. This triple slow cooker is perfect for entertaining family and friends. It boasts individual temperature control knobs to ensure that each meal is cooked just right while its non-skid feet help prevent spills.

ALL-CLAD STOVETOP SLOW COOKER

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For those of you who prefer stovetop slow cooking (and has a free burner), you will love this innovative pot from All-Clad. This stainless steel beauty boasts seven-layer bonded-metal construction, offering doubly uniform heat conduction with 25% less weight than cast iron. Count on this kitchen-to-table cooker for perfect browning, caramelizing and slow cooking of everything from tender pot roast to hearty stews and braises.

ALL-CLAD COOKING UTENSILS

All-Clad Stainless Steel Cooking Utensils

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When following recipes, precise measurements are key, especially if it’s a recipe you’re trying for the first time. The beautifully crafted stainless steel All-Clad Measuring Spoons set comes chained together to keep the entire set easily accessible. This set includes a 1/4, 1/2, 1 teaspoon and 1 Tablespoon measures. The rounded spoons are also conveniently designed to glide into small openings of spice jars and small containers.

No one likes lumpy mashed potatoes or sweet potato pies, with the All-Clad Potato Masher, you will easily mash vegetables and fruits such as potatoes, avocados and bananas.  Thanks to its thin slits which efficiently mashes while its high sides reach into corners of most bowls and pans, so food pieces don’t escape.