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June 29th, 2011 Comments off

The time between Memorial Day and Labor isn’t just about sun and Summer Fridays, the real issue is getting to and enjoying the best BBQ’s around. Should it be lamp chops, baby back ribs, a smoldering sirloin, chicken wings, rib eye, pork loin….whatever your ‘canvas’ is the most important ingredient is the sauce! Everyone knows it’s all in the sauce. Spicy, a bit sweet, or tangy, sour, zesty, peppery. Whatever suits your taste-buds as long as it pleases the crowds. Never give away your secret, keep them guessing and keep them coming back year after year. We decided to break the rules and share our favorite ‘secret’ sauce. Try ours or make it your own. You can’t go wrong.

The AW Tested BBQ Sauce (don’t get it on your shirt)

2 cups white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbl. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbl. lemon juice
1/2 Tbl. salt
1 tsp. finely ground black pepper
1 tsp. finely ground red pepper
3/4 tsp. hot sauce (add more or less to your liking)
1 cup Heinz Ketchup

Combine all ingredients, except ketchup, in stockpot and bring to boil – cover and reduce heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is disolved. Then add ketchup, stir and remove from heat. Yields about 3/4 quart.

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Thanks Dad

June 16th, 2011 Comments off

With Father’s Day around the corner, we reflect on the moments that make Dads….. well just Dads. Behind the button up shirts and ties, their panache for turning every moment into a reflection, and best of all having no shame of embarrassing their children. Through laughter, horse-play, teaching us to live and enjoy our lives the best we can. After all, they brought us into the world…well partially.

Fondest Childhood Memory: Ski trips with dad singing Rod Stewart songs while I was stuck on the chair-lift, and finishing the day with Mac and cheese.

Road trips with James Taylor, Seals & Croft, and Abba blasting. Thanks to Dad they’re still our favs.

Most Embarassing Childhood moment: There are so many, how do we narrow this down? My dad sporting a cheetah print Speedo to a father/daughter Girl Scout water park trip should top it.

Funniest/Inappropriate Saying: A woman is as old as she looks, but a man is not old until he stops looking.

Greatest Lesson Learned: Don’t forget to fill the vodka bottle with water and don’t blame it on the cleaning lady.

If you’re going to do something, do it well, and give it your all.

What I disliked most as a child but am grateful for now: Homework before television and math lessons with my dad every single night. Turns out it really is best to always write everything down and show your work.

Now share your favorite memories with us!

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June 14th, 2011 Comments off

You’ve transitioned your wardrobe months ago to accommodate the warm weather, why not give your hair the same treatment. With summer heat and humidity your hair products and maybe style can under go its own face-lift. We sat down with Rodney Cutler of Cutler Salon, New York for some of practical summer hair tips. Rodney has styled every Joe on the street, to celebrities, artists, ad campaigns, and leading fashion shows season after season. A serious athlete on his personal time, this guy knows how to rough it up and still keep every strand in perfect place. You might have less face time with the boss during the summer months, but that’s no reason to neglect your tresses.

You’re probably spending a lot more time in the pool or on the beach…

Once a week use a detoxing shampoo which will help break down chemicals such as chlorine. If you’re an avid swimmer, dab a bit of conditioner under that swim-cap. This will create a barrier between the chlorine and your hair.

When the humidity rises, lose the heavy sticky products-Stick to styling creams for a light weight hold and movement.

When traveling for the weekend or a long trip, stick to a multi-purpose product. You’ll have what you need minus the extra baggage.

From beach to dinner: If you don’t have time to wash your hair in between.

Dampen your hair and apply a strong wax through your hair. Slick it to the side for an instant a la Cary Grant-esq look. Sophisticated and polished, your Grace Kelly might just find you.

The summer’s also the best time to let your hair grow. If you can tolerate the heat, this is the time to add some length. You’ll less likely be wearing a high collar shirt, so bear the heat and add some length. If people start mistaking you for an Argentinian Polo Player, then it’s time for a trim.

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Drink Up

June 8th, 2011 Comments off

Summer is officially here! The heat wave brings unwanted sweat stains, reeking city streets, congestion and the list goes on so forth. On the bright side think about all the girls in summer dresses, dynamic bar scenes, summer Fridays, outdoor bars, rooftop bars, beer gardens, summer shares, did we mention the bar scene?

Bar scenes take on a whole new face-lift once the thermometer hits ‘outdoor.’ We took the liberty to round up some of our favorites. Favorite bar for first dates, to pick up chics… Oops meant ladies, best bar to de-stress, best for everything. If you have a few favorites, share your comments with us.

Regardless what’s on your agenda, keep it cool, don’t make a scene, avoid ending up on page 6, and remember gray t-shirts under your dress shirts. It’s less likely to show through creating that “We can see your t-shirt silhouette.” Especially with  summer here and your summer weight dress shirts.

Favorite Drink of Choice:Porkslap at Brinkley’s. The can alone is worth the drink!Our favorite answer: Ahm, all of them! Dream is to be locked in a liquor store overnight…where to start…

Favorite place to unwind and de-stress Cafe select

Favorite place to take a first date to: Tiny’s & the bar upstairs

Favorite place to pick up girls: Boom Boom Room

Favorite place when you don’t want to go home alone: Le Bain

Favorite Roof Top: Gansevoort Park Avenue

Do not despair we have the summer to keep the list going!
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Our Summer Client Kick-Off

June 7th, 2011 Comments off

NAME: Jack Yeaton
Entertainment Publicist
-Where you’re from:
Boston, Massachusetts
-Current city of residence:
New York City (Greatest City In The World)

-How do you define your weekday style vs your weekend style? There is no difference. I always look like a well-tailored academic. (AKA tossed together in five minutes but always in a blazer)

-The one item of clothing you can’t live without: A Navy Blue Blazer

-Favorite sport: Publicity (yes, I consider a well-placed story sport)

-Favorite athlete: Dario Franchitti

-Favorite vacation spot: Nantucket

-Favorite restaurant: Pastis (I’m a sucker for routine)

-Drink of choice: Vanilla Vodka with Sprite

-Favorite musician/band: No favorites…I have enough love for many.

-A mantra you live by (if you have one): Be nice, it actually makes a difference.

-Best advice you can give to a college grad: Intern as much as possible. Talk to as many people as possible. Always practice my above mantra: BE NICE.

-One thing you would tell your (future) son about the world, about style? It’s harsh and you’ll be fine. Find yourself and you’ll find your own style.

-If you can do it all over what would you change or not change: I would have accepted early on that you cannot change people…no matter how hard you might try.

-Favorite movie: With Honors

-A hero/someone you admire: People who make a difference and people who never stop trying.

-How important is style to you? Style is an extension of oneself…thus it is extremely important to me. It should be to everyone.

-Who taught or influenced you about style? My Aunt. She was always very connected, well dressed and never gave a shit what others thought. She is fabulous.

-First investment piece: i.e. A Rolex, a car etc. – It was a gold Piaget watch. Classic.

-Favorite Store? Bergdorf Goodman

-Any fun summer plans? Trying to escape the office at 5pm…if I can accomplish that goal, it will be a good summer.

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Midnight in Paris

June 1st, 2011 Comments off

If you’ve never been to Paris, Midnight in Paris will take you there and beyond. 
The city of lights, the city of enchantment. Woody Allen captures all the allures and reasons why Paris is dubbed the city of excitement and wonderment. Woody Allen takes takes the audience for another one of his fabled twists and turns, leaving us to chase around the main character down a rabbit hole. In this case, down St. Germain to leave behind or to begin what we want to escape to and from.
A star studded cast adds amusement and humor to Owen Wilson’s character longing for answers.
For  lovers of art and literature, Midnight in Paris clearly reminds us why we love these genres time after time.
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