Archive for January, 2008
I was just reading the line up for the Coachella music festival in Indio, California this year, and the article mentioned that the same promoters are launching a similar music event on the east coast, at Liberty State park in New Jersey. The festival won’t be quite the same as Coachella where most concert goers camp out in the desert, instead trains and ferries will shuttle people in for the 3 day event along the waterside with the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan as a beautiful back drop. Major headliners like Radiohead are expected to be announced. I can’t wait, sounds like a pretty cool event!
I’m really excited for a long, relaxing, fun weekend! Tomorrow night a bunch of us are going to Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. The original restaurant is in Syracuse, NY and it’s one of our favorites. Oh, it reminds me of the good ole college days! The food is delicious and there’s such a cool, country vibe! I highly recommend it to those BBQ fans out there… -Candace
For Christmas my mom got me an awesome necklace from Charmed & Dangerous. They are actually mother & daughter jewlery designers and are from Maureen’s hometown of New City, NY! The designs are vintage inspired and little funky, which I just love, plus the prices are so reasonable. I haven’t taken my necklace off since Christmas and I’m still getting complimented on it everyday! Check them out here: http://www.charmedanddangerous.net/
For the past week I’ve been on a mission to get as many reservations as possible during 2008′s Restaurant Week - it’s the best time to try new places and visit some favorites. I think Rich may be getting a bit overwhelmed with my plan though since I’m pretty much booking up our entire week! -Maria
I’m obsessed with these new candles from Pottery Barn – the colors are beautiful (this pictures doesn’t even do them justice) but the best part is the smell – very fresh and clean – I wish I could cover my apartment with them! But that would be a tad much – hahaha – Heather H
This year I have decided to commit a portion of my extra time to helping those in need. I am currently looking into different organizations and charities that I can work with in the Tri-State area. One cause that I am familiar with from the past is Dress For Success. This organization helps disadvantaged women gain economic independence by preparing them for reentry into the workforce by providing work attire and career development skills.
Happy New Year everyone! I’m very excited because today I’m getting a visit from our fabulous board member (and my friend) Maurey, who I haven’t seen in almost 3 years. She’s going to stop by tarte HQ for a visit with everyone and then we get to have a nice catch-up dinner. Of course, it’ll be 16 degrees tonight, but I’m excited nonetheless. We’re both eagerly awaiting the day tarte expands to London, so I can visit her for a change. (Plus, I never pass up the opportunity to be in London!) -Alexis