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Getting Gorgeous for New York Fashion Week at the Angelo David Salon

Thanks once again to the Angelo David Salon, we had the opportunity to enjoy a day of glam during the stressful days of New York Fashion Week. we were treated to our now usual fabulous blowout, courtesy of Ivy, who did our hair in February, and our usual amazing manicure from Marjana, who's now pampered our nails four times now. My glam process started with getting my hair cleansed and prepped by Ivy, snacking on delicious Popchips, enjoying a lovely glass of white wine, and a hand massage with L'Occitane En Provence's world-famous Shea Butter Hand Cream from Marjana.

Next up was our great fall-inspired manicure with Essie's Fall 2014 Dress To Kilt Collection. We decided to pair Essie's "Fall in Line", an enigmatic jade green with "The Perfect Cover Up", a powerful peacock teal.

The wonderful Angelo David Salon hair products used on my hair include Long & Strong Detangler, Vital Complex Leave-In Conditioner, and Smooth Fast Drying Hair Cream to control my frizz. As you can see the result is a fabulous head of sophisticated curls that had me ready for the night

The visit to Angelo David Salon was a welcome break and rescue from the madness of NYFW and we highly recommend you pay a visit to get pampered. Huge thanks to Ivy (pictured above), Lawlor Media group, and the Angelo David Salon for the pampering.

Off to the Races w/ America's Best Racing #TogaTrip

Right before Fashion Week took over our lives (and our minds), we had the pleasure of attending and enjoying a lovely day at the races thanks to America's Best Racing. The road trip to the historic Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York included free passes to the track, free programs, a wonderful VIP brunch, and delicious cocktails from Prosceco and Bloody Mary Bars at Fasig-Tipton, a historic horse auction facility near the Saratoga Race Course, where horses are sometimes sold for millions, and VIP access to the Paddock, where we got up close to horses and jockeys.

After the 3-hour ride up to Saratoga Springs, we arrived to our fab Fasig-Tipton brunch, we learned the basics of how to play the races and knowing what the odds mean from Tom Amello from Trackfacts, and female jockey, Taylor Rice, (who raced later in the day) shared her experiences being a female jockey (check out our video below).

Taylor Rice briefly shares her family's history in horse racing and her experiences as a female jockey

After brunch, we had a very brief walk to the beautiful and historic Saratoga Race Course where we were ushered to our own private luxury suite with a perfect view of the race course, and an in-suite person to place our bets with.

The day continued with learning more about horse racing and betting (for example, we particularly learned about how horses can be scratched and disqualified for bumping into another horse), winning and losing (for us mostly winning) and the amazing visit to the paddock and more views of this historic landmark.

The Saratoga Race Course grounds offered a wealth of horse racing history and knowledge; Jockeys, owners, trainers and horses were celebrated and immortalized with placards held by lawn jockeys and cemented into the ground, these placards provided history of the horses lineage and ownership

Before this trip, we did not consider ourselves fans of horse racing but there is no denying the fun we had thanks to the wonderful people of America's Best Racing. for anyone second guessing an enjoyable day at the races, let our amazing experience implore you to add this experience to your bucket list.

GIVEAWAY: Snack Guilt-Free While Devouring Harvest Snaps

When we usually snack, we tend to search for things that are delicious first, and healthy second. As you can imagine, sometimes one (the healthy) is pushed aside for the other. We were so apprehensive when we first received Harvest Snaps, because when we think of peas, we think veggie side dish you eat for health reasons, not a delicious snack. We were never so happy to be so wrong about how amazing and addictive these snacks are.

Upon first taste we were hooked and down one bag, then two......and so on of these incredibly tasty Harvest Snaps. It's a great snack for the entire family and perfect your kids Lunchspiration. We think you'll love them as much as we do, so we're giving some away (details at the end of this post).

Let's just say, we're not the type to sing about how delicious Edamame are (it's an acquired taste that our tastebuds haven't fully embraced yet) but if they tasted like these Harvest Snaps, we'd clean out every store that sells them. That's how delicious the Lentil Snaps and Snapea Crisps are. The Lentil Snaps are baked, have less sodium and 40% less fat than potato chips (they taste better too), are gluten-free, have higher levels of protein and fiber, and lower your glycemic index. The Lentil Snaps come in two delicious flavors: Tomato Basil, which perfectly combines the taste of juicy ripe tomatoes with sweet, aromatic basil, and Onion Thyme, a sweet yet tangy onion perfectly pairs with the slightly minty, dry herbal taste of thyme.

The Snapea Crisps are also baked, have less sodium and 50% less fat than potato chips (trust us, they taste amazing), are gluten-free, great source of fiber, high levels of protein and vitamin B, are Non-GMO,  and lower your glycemic index, and completely eliminates your snacker's guilt. The Snapea Crisps are available in four addictive flavors: Lightly Salted which allows the original flavor to shine, Caesar gives the classic tangy and savory flavor without the high calories and all the deliciousness, Black Pepper gives your tastebuds a delicious and bold kick with just a pinch of pepper, and the Wasabi Ranch combines the intense flavor of wasabi and cool ranch to fascinate your senses and taste buds.

Want to try these delicious snacks or already know and want your favorite flavor? See below for a chance to win these incredible snacks:

This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps. I have been compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Get the Fall Scoop on Ciao Bella's Grown Up Sorbetto & Gelato Treats

When we think of fall, we think of treats that are savory, indulgent and decadent. While Spring and Summer reminds us of light and refreshing treats, and Winter reminds us of minty flavors, the fall season has us thinking of comfort flavors, such as caramel, bourbon, and vanilla. This is why we are fully enjoying the heavenly, more grown up flavors of Ciao Bella's premium gelato and sorbetto. For fall, we are totally indulging in the Bartlett Pear Hibiscus and Marion Blackberry Cabernet Sorbettos, and Madagascar Vanilla and Bourbon Caramel Chocolate Gelatos.

We love the rich flavor of Hibiscus tea and the distinctive buttery taste of pear, so when we saw this divine combination of flavors in the Ciao Bella Bartlett Pear Hibiscus Sorbetto, we had to indulge. The early onset of the fall season always has us thinking of sweet blackberries and nothing relaxes you more than sipping on a nice glass of Cabernet. For all you red wine lovers, you'll want to add the Ciao Bella Marion Blackberry Cabernet Sorbetto to your shopping list.

If you think of Vanilla as boring, think again. the rich, smooth, buttery taste of the Ciao Bella Madagascar Vanilla Gelato will definitely change your mind. This savory treat will delight and captivate your taste buds. And speaking of captivating flavors, no three words have ever been more delicious than Bourbon Caramel Chocolate. This trifecta of flavor explosion is lure you a journey of culinary escape like no other. Give in to the Ciao Bella Bourbon Caramel Chocolate Gelato's rich, dark chocolate, decadent french caramel, and smooth, smoky bourbon.

While you're at it, look out for their newest fall flavor, Fig Honey Toasted Almond Gelato, featuring a mash-up of juicy figs, sweet honey, and toasted almonds for a delectably sweet, fruity and nutty taste.

Grab any (or all) of these for $6.99 each and enjoy a $1.00 off Coupon to save on your favorite grown-up flavors.

Birchbox Customer Appreciation Day | Build Your Own Birchbox for FREE at the SoHo Store

Calling all Birchbox lovers! How would you like to get a FREE Birchbox for yourself and a friend? Tomorrow, September 19th, Birchbox is introducing the first-ever Customer Appreciation Day! They will be emailing all subscribers tomorrow morning with the full details but we're giving you a heads so you can fully enjoy your Friday, so here goes: everyone who visits Birchbox Soho store tomorrow will get to build their own Birchbox for FREE (while supplies last so get there early).

You can also nominate yourself or a friend (they must be a Birchbox subscriber) to receive an in-person Birchbox care package tomorrow! Birchbox will be stopping by people's homes and offices across the country to delivery their signature box, full of wonderful little surprises that is sure to make their day. You can nominate yourself and friend HERE, on Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #BirchboxLovesMe.
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