Archive for December, 2010
No. 1 Pure Perfume by Clive Christian
You can find Clive Christian Fragrances at Neiman Marcus
Limited Edition Angel Mugler Show Superstar
$3,000. 14.2 fl. Oz. Eau de Parfum
Shown in the deluxe, limited edition bottle, adorned with elegant Swarovski® crystals, created in France by Brosse celebrated glassmakers. Available at Neiman Marcus.
Annick Goutal Perfume EAU D’hadrien
1,500 (3.4 oz bottle).
This fragrance is the creation of Annick Goutal an award-winning pianist. Shown in limited edition bottle. You can find Annick Goutal fragrances at Neiman Marcus.
Joy Baccarat Pure Parfum, Limited Edition
Only 50 limited-edition inscribed Baccarat Pure Parfum bottles are created each year for Jean Patou Joy. Available at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus.
Jar Perfumes The Bolt of Lightening
$765 (1 oz).
Created by famous jeweler Joel Arthur Rosenthal, also known as JAR. Rosenthal also designed the bottle. JAR Perfumes can only be found at specific JAR boutiques ( Bergdorf Goodman in NYC and the exclusive JAR boutique is in Paris).
Guerlain 180 Year Collectors Set
18 iconic Guerlain fragrances, from Eau de Cologne Imperiale, composed for Empress Eugenie in 1853, to the House’s newest scent, Cruel Gardenia, created in 2008. Retails at Neiman Marcus
If you are like me, you probably love all the perfumed body products, like the products from Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Work. The fragrances are so lovely, especially when you layer the shower gel, lotion and body spray. Unfourtunatly, if you have dry skin, you may need to trade your favorite fragranced shower gel for a body wash better suited for dry skin.
When you are looking for a body wash for dry skin, look at the ingredients listed on the back label. Ingredients are listed from the greatest to least amount contained in the product. If the first two ingredients are water and sodium laurel sulfate, then that is what makes up most of your product. Sulfates are used in many cleansers and shampoos, they are detergents and help products to foam up. Unfortunately, they can dry the skin by stripping the protective lipids from the skins surface. However, products that use sulfates in combination with conditioning agents and emollients will help to prevent the skin from becoming too stripped. If you have dry skin, choose a body wash that has an emollient or moisturizer as the second and/or third ingredient. Look for ingredients like petrolatum, cocoa butter, jojoba butter, and natural oils. Most Cleansers will have some sulfates, the trick is to find a shower gel that has sulfates lower on the list of ingrediants. There are products that have sulfates as the third or fourth ingrediant.
Olay Body Wash plus Body Butter Ribbons
I like Olay Body Wash Plus Ribbons jojoba butter. Jojoba butter is a nice moisturizer and although it is half way through the list of ingredients, Petrolatum and Mineral Oil are in the top three ingredients before any sulfates.
Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti Aging Body Wash
Water,Petrolatum and Mineral Oil are the top three ingredients before any sulfates. Olay Total effects contains niacinamide which helps to prevent skin from losing water, and also helps to stimulate circulation in the skin. Studies have shown that it also improves the appearance of wrinkles, skin discolorations and reduces redness and improves skin elasticity.
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash
Natural oils and emollients, to help replenish skin’s natural moisture. It’s lightly fragranced, soap free, dye-free and hypoallergenic so it’s gentle enough for sensitive skin
Yogalution™ is a brand new yoga studio in Scottsdale and they are offering FREE yoga classes with a donation!! It gets better, a percentage of the donations made are then donated to different charities!!
Yogalution’s™ vision is to maintain an intimate and sacred environment for people to grow in their physical and spiritual practice and pay what they can and want. Then they will be donating a percentage of all donations to a different charity every six months and during that time as a community we will outreach to the organization.
This small and special yoga studio tucked away in the heart of Scottsdale located on a beautiful ranch, surrounded by serene desert. Escape to tranquility, surrender to calm, retreat to peace. Small group classes and private sessions available. Offering basics, Vinyasa flow beginner to advanced levels, and heated power. Stay tuned for additions such as family, kids, prenatal, meditation, ashtanga, yin, deep stretch and restorative. The schedule will constantly be evolving…
Yogalution™ provides a fusion of classes from the athletic, energetic heated power/flow class to the meditative healing restorative class.
5% of all donations are allocated to a charity within our local community. Do some yoga and give back at the same time.
Photo’s by 944 Magazine. Photography by Joseph Greenbaum
View full gallery of photos of the Paradise Valley Skin Klinic event at www.944.com
We had a great time at the grand opening of the new G-Star store inside Scottsdale Fashion Square. While your out doing your holiday shopping, be sure to stop by and check out the incredible fashions by G-Star.
View full Gallery of photos from the grand opening of Raw by G-star at www.944.com
Photography: Joseph Greenbaum
I just recently visited the Parlor restaurant on 20th street and Camelback in Phoenix. It was fantastic! With talented chef Jared Porter I knew I couldn’t go wrong. Chef Jared came from some of the biggest named restaurants in town, Olive & Ivy, Asia de Cuba, LGO, Fiamma, Vincent’s, Michael’s at the Citadel, and Zinc Bistro.
I sat on their quaint patio and that was very enjoyable with the wonderful music selection. I ordered the organic beet salad which I LOVED and can’t wait to go back order again, as well as try something new! I absolutely loved the decor, it is so retro and vintage. The Parlor opened in January 2009 and is the hip place to be! The pastas on the menu are made in house by hand from scratch and the entrees are all made from local ingredients. They are also known to have the best pizzas in town. I would definitely name this restaurant one of the best places to go on a date and best place to have lunch with the girls, and now one of my favorite restaurants!
1916 E. Camelback
When it comes to boots, the Jessica Simpson collection rarely disappoints. Whether you’re looking for casual flat boots or a sexy high heel, you can find a pair of Jessica Simpson boots to fit your style.
It’s all about the boot
Alany – Tobacco
Slip into simplicity with this style from Jessica Simpson. Alany features a rugged brown leather upper with a zipper detail and subtle western flair. This knee boot is finished off with a 4 inch block heel and 3/4 inch platform.
A touch of faux fur adds a new dimension of luxury to any outfit. The supple leather Chelo boot from Jessica Simpson is lined with faux fur for a fashion-forward look with a cozy feel. 2.1 inch heel.
Shop the full Jessica Simpson Collection.
Yuri’s Popcorn & More
I love when you accidentally discover something you love. Recently, I ran out to get my daily dose of caffeine at Starbucks, when I spotted Yuri’s Popcorn & More. Naturally, I had to go in and check it out, because I LOVE popcorn. Yuri’s Popcorn & More opened this October in Scottsdale, Arizona. They specialize in fresh gourmet popcorn in unique flavors using quality ingredients as well as chocolates, taffy, nostalgic candy, and more.
Talicia Ricahardson was vice president of operations for a hotel chain before she opened Yuri’s Popcorn & More. Opening a gourmet popcorn shop has been a long time dream for Phoenix mother, Talicia Richardson and it allows her more time with her family. Talicia even named the shop after her daughter Yuri.
This isn’t like the popcorn in the large tins at the drug store, it’s freshly made, delicious gourmet popcorn. I recommend trying samples of some of the more unique flavors. You can also choose from a variety of candies to have mixed into your popcorn. The day I was in they had a banana flavor that reminded me of banana Laffy Taffy. I purchased a large bag of the Crunchy Carmel Popcorn, and I can’t wait to go back in for another bag.
Gourmet popcorn is a unique gift, and Yuri’s can design a custom gift basket for any occasion. Gourmet popcorn is also a great treat for your party guests to snack on, or you can give your guests a popcorn party favor. Sales rep’s should also consider picking up some gourmet popcorn for their accounts, be original EVERYONE gives cookies.
Gourmet Popcorn Flavors
Cheesy Cheddar Popcorn
Crunchy Caramel Popcorn
Blanc Cheddar Popcorn
Spicy Pepper Popcorn
Strawberry Delight Popcorn
Garlic Parmesan Popcorn
Chili Cheese Popcorn
Blueberry Mojito Popcorn
Zesty Ranch Popcorn
Classic Butter Popcorn
Sunday and Monday Closed
Tuesday,Thursday & Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday & Friday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Robert Black, former owner of Ford Robert Black Agency and Doreen Picerne, philanthropist and fashionista have brought red carpet Couture to Arizona. Fashion by Robert Black is a vintage boutique, with unique vintage dresses, shoes and jewelry. Located in downtown Scottsdale Arts district, Fashion by Robert Black now occupies the landmark White Hogan building on East First Avenue.
Shop one of a kind vintage jewelry at a trunk show hosted by fashion icon Robert Black at Shapiro Plastic Surgery, Paradise Valley Skin Klinic. The Friends and Trends Holiday Soiree is this Tuesday, December 7th, 5:30 – 8pm.
Fashion by Robert Black
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00pm – 5:00pm