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No bad blood here – Taylor Swift in town for a pair of shows, plus a party at MoMA PS1 and a Bastille Day celebration. Happy Weekend, New York!

Transition from Drab to Fab with Uniform

Just when men thought their wardrobe couldn’t be trendy along comes a hot little boutique shop like Uniform. Located in the South End, this popular men’s store for contemporary clothing, skincare and accessories offers those fashion forward men a sense of style. If you are looking for a new suit, head over here where the staff will size you up and fit you in the most exquisite suit you’ve ever seen. They also carry fun T-shirts, deconstructed blazers, roll sleeve button downs, slim fit chinos, and even reversible shorts.You’ll transition from work to play in no time and look fabulous in the process. Check out the website at uniformboston.com.

Signature hair syles take shape at The Louise O’Connor Salon

Louise OConnor

Louise O’Connor earned her reputation as a trend-setting hair stylist and ultimate professional through her extensive experience, easy-going personality and attention to detail. Working with the hair’s natural texture, Louise has developed signature styles that are at once modern, edgy and sophisticated. In 2004, Louise merged her passion and vision to create a haven where the best hair, skin and body treatments could be found when she created OC61.

Named after esteemed owner, Louise O’Connor, and it’s prestigious 61st Street location, OC61 Salon and Spa is a chic oasis that merges a state-of-the-art salon with a quietly luxurious atmosphere where Louise and her exceptional staff attend to their clients’ every need.

Visit oc61.com for more information.

Pop In To DreamDry For A Quick Style!

Dream Dry

DreamDry isn’t just a salon — It’s a destination.

They have made it easier than ever to express your personal style — and keep your style evolving. They’ll go above-and-beyond to ensure that every visit is consistently exceptional — and exceptionally consistent.

Step through the doors, and you’ll be greeted with a smile & a personal iPad — yours to enjoy, throughout your entire DreamDry experience. Catch up on your favorite magazines and flip through the latest red-carpet hair trends. Or simply relax with a fresh beverage & do nothing at all: serenity is always in vogue.

After a quick consult with your stylist, you’ll be escorted back to the wet space to get all lathered up, and then it’s over to your styling station for the ultimate blow dry: faster than you’d ever dreamed possible, with impeccable attention & care.

Ready to check out? A concierge is waiting at your styling station to complete your check to and ensure that you’re utterly delighted with your experience.

Who says luxury has to cost an arm & a leg — or take more than an hour?

Pressed for time? With our Express Service, you can get a legendary look in a New York minute (Well, 20 minutes, to be precise…) Visit dreamdry.com for more information.

Learn Floral Design At Ovando!


Floral design is not just an art, it’s an experience.

Under the instruction of Ovando’s designers, participants will get to take an inside peek into the incredible world of floral design. Each of our single-session classes will discuss varying themes and design principles, as well as some of the modern design philosophies which define Ovando’s signature style.

Ovando is not just classes, it has a beautiful array of flowers and floral arrangements and fragrances for any occasion, for home to corporate events.

Sandra de Ovando has become an influential force in New York’s design milieu. Sandra discovered exotic flowers, plants and fruits that she began incorporating into her designs – there the signature style was born that today defines Ovando’s dynamic compositions and custom installations.

In 2003, Sandra opened Ovando’s West Village luxury boutique. The space was accredited for its distinctive décor and brilliantly crafted window installations, and Sandra’s dramatic compositions, recognized for their love of color and natural sophistication, became the favorite of New York’s elite, including celebrities, high-end restaurants, fashion houses and luxury hotels.

Today, after sizable expansion, including the opening of a 2,500 square foot production studio, a second boutique on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and the launch of a dedicated event production wing, Ovando has blossomed into one of New York’s most sought after design & event production firms. Under Sandra’s direction and impeccable eye, the company has won international acclaim for its work with prestigious clients to the likes of Hermes, The US Open Tennis Association, Donna Karan, Four Seasons, Saks Fifth Avenue, and The MOMA, to name only a few. From stunning floral installations, custom props & moody lighting, and the full-scale construction of breathtaking displays and environments, Ovando is a dazzling celebration of form, function, and flowers. Vist ovandony.com for more information. Visit the Madison Ave Location at 19 East 65th Street New York, NY 10065
or the West Village Location at 337 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10014

Blowtique: VOGUE approved Chicago salon will blow you away!


Blowtique is Chicago’s PREMIER blow-out-only salon as featured in VOGUE’s Best Dressed Issue!

Catering to the locks that make Chicago fabulous, Blowtique introduces patrons to the idea that a blow-out can be as convenient and as accessible as a polish change.

From “the Sunset” to “the 5th Avenue” (and every stylish street in between), Blowtique tames the manes of women everywhere. Blowtique allows every woman the opportunity to show off the locks they love. From blow-outs for downtown darlings, to “up-styles” for uptown A-listers, Blowtique is the secret behind that fabulous flip or that perfectly polished ‘do.

Blowtique is conveniently open 7 days are week at the following times:

Sunday 10am – 6pm; Monday 9am – 6pm; Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 9pm. Click here for more information.

Midtown Tavern

Established in 2005, Midtown Tavern, nestled in the heart of Atlanta’s SoNo District (south of North Ave.), is a neighborhood gathering spot that offers a hearty, yet innovative “from scratch” American style menu, a seasonal beer list, and a warm environment in an urban loft setting.
With a diverse American menu derived through a “from scratch” philosophy, our chef Hunter Keels uses all-natural ingredients to create unique cuisines that can still be enjoyed in a tavern-style atmosphere. Visit midtowntavern.net for more information.

Surfcomber Hotel: Art Deco gem is glammed up

The Surfcomber Hotel is an icon of the Art Deco hotels on South Beach that’s a great place to stay and party.

The hotel’s exterior facade remains in the Art Deco style, something that’s unique about the buildings on Miami Beach, they like to maintain and preserve that look. Inside, the rooms have been simply updated with minimalist, clean decor, soothing colors, flat screen televisions and other great amenities.


Oceanfront and city view rooms give a taste of the best South Beach has to offer. In-room spa services, a fitness center and pet-friendly accommodations make for a great stay. It’s easy to stroll down Lincoln Road, Ocean Drive, Collins or Washington Avenues from here meaning nightlife, shopping and of course…the beach…are just steps away.

The Surfcomber Hotel is located at 1717 Collins Ave. 305-532-7715 or 800-994-6103 www.surfcomber.com

M29 Lifestyle – a one-of-kind lifestyle

With gizmos and gadgets aplenty, M29 Lifestyle provides Washingtonians a resort style experience without leaving the capital.

Romantic flowing chiffon dresses, hand-embroidered pillow cases, mouth-blown glass decors, and even enchanted forest-themed collection of jewelry all from designers of faraway lands. These whimsical pieces are unique and definitely one of a kind.

M29 carries limited items to ensure shoppers have access to something exclusive.

This is definitely the perfect place to find a treat for yourself, something for the special him, and even gifts to surprise friends who already have everything!


Be bold on a budget at POP, a trendy clothing boutique in Brooklyn. The color coded inventory of POP will make your dive into the unique “in” style wares much easier. Whether your style is bold and colorful or muted and chic, POP has all fashion types under the Sun. Even if you don’t know exactly what it is your looking for, the talented staff there, will offer personalized consultations on what style suits you best. Owner, Sheila Sharman, is the fiercely fabulous head of operations, whose love and passion led her to the founding and opening of POP.

POP is located at 310 Grand St. Brooklyn. Why don’t you POP in!

The Ellis Hotel, A Truly Unique Boutique Hotel

Picture 5The new and improved Ellis Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta is a piece of Atlanta’s history. From its luxurious modern guest rooms – fully equipped with iPod docking stations – to its elegant crystal chandeliers, there is no limit to the luxury at Ellis.

Its recent $28 million hotel renovation brought much more than a fresh paint job, Atlanta’s Ellis Hotel offers 21st century conveniences and amenities. Among them are sleek and sophisticated interior design and furniture, on-site event planning service, and WiFi access throughout the entire hotel.

But the new Ellis Hotel didn’t stop with luxury amenities, they also have an exclusive women’s only floor. It’s complete with necessities for the woman-on-the-go (i.e. snuggly slippers and curling irons).

After prepping in your luxurious room or on their exclusive floor, it’s time to dine at the fine Terrace on Peachtree Restaurant. This Atlanta restaurant offers its patrons recipes from local vendors, giving a simple escape to America’s finest. Be sure to try the Sweet Potato Ravioli, stuffed mushrooms or even the Chocolate Indulgence Brownie. Andrea, the restaurant manager, will ensure that your dining experience is that of royalty.

These features make The Ellis not just an Atlanta hotel with comfortable beds, but also a lavish retreat from the usual chain hotels. This truly unique boutique Atlanta hotel offers its clients options while relaxing in luxurious accommodations.

Atlanta Gets Styled at Bill Hallman’s Boutique

ATLbillhallmanFashion house. Event Venue. TV set. Three titles that rarely come to mind when one thinks of a boutique. However, the Bill Hallman boutique empire has raised the bar for designers worldwide. Much more than a store with clothes, this stylehouse is the mecca for this season’s best denim, outwear, & even your night-out-on-the-town gear.

Various events are hosted at the boutique weekly, including the recent meet & greet with men’s shirts designer Zachary Prell and jewelry designer Telahin. On any given night you may see a magazine, album, or TV show release party held at Bill Hallman.

Recently listed by Creative Loafing as 2009 Designer of the Year, Bill Hallman is doing much more for the Atlanta community than simply selling clothing. He’s encouraging social networking, community involvement through his current design mentoring program, and still providing an enjoyable shopping experience. So if you’re looking for an Atlanta hotspot where you may catch a glimpse of a celebrity all while getting styled for your next event, take a drive over to Bill Hallman’s Boutique. Visit billhallman.com for more information.

Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago/Lincolnshire

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Did someone say buffet? Go back for seconds and thirds at the Hampton Inn’s complimentary hot breakfast buffet! This place is a chic fusion of comfort and style, and for those who need to primp after traveling, hit up the on-site beauty salon or barber shop. Elegant accommodations call for elegant hair.

San Carlos Hotel

SanCarlosHotelThe San Carlos hotel is one of New York City’s most elegant, charming, and stylishly sophisticated hotels. Located on New York’s fashionable East Side, the San Carlos offers spacious lodging accommodations, plush furnishings, and warm personable service. If you are looking to relax in a tranquil and contemporary setting, San Carlos is perfect for you. This truly is one of the best hotels Midtown, New York has to offer.