I already love to do transformative haircuts, so when a friend and client comes to me and wants to do that ..while donating her gorgeous hair to an amazing cause… Hands down, best way to start the morning!
I’ve been styling this beauties hair for a few years now, and she has actually donated her hair multiple times. It is such an unselfish and kind act of giving.. And for many, a bit of bravery to make the cut all in one chop. This fearless gal barely blinked.
Her donation, went to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization. They give financially disadvantaged children hairpieces, who have lost their hair due to any long term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. By using donated hair, they are able to create beautiful and real hairpieces.
The minimum length they except is 10inches. Color treated hair is fine, although they do not except hair that has been lightened with bleach. If you are interested in donating your hair, or would like to make a financial donation to this awesome cause, check out their website here. Book, your haircut donation of 10 or more inches, with me Monday- Wendsday to receive a 50% off haircut.
*Reservations recommended. Diner Food Favorites with a Unique Twist + Innovative Cocktail Bar + Late Night Hangout Spot. This high energy, yet dark and intimate spot is perfect for double dates, a causal outing with friends or a weekend brunch.
163 Hope Street
Brooklyn, New York
A new Willamsburg favorite, just launched right of the Lorimer stop in Brooklyn. The Regal, brings an affordable hot spot to the area with high quality cocktails curated from its very own batch, of in house aged spirits, placed in miniature wooden barrels above the bar. The team behind the popular lower east side restaurant Hotel Chantelle, partnered up with the old haunt Hope Garage to bring an innovative menu of diner-esq classics such as French onion soup grilled cheese, spanikopita soufflé, jalelepeno creamed corn and chicken and waffles to name a few. With 14 wines by the glass, 10 craft beers on tap, 10 specialty cocktails and 10 classic cocktails with a twist, there is no chance of going thirsty at this place.
Saddled up at the 12 seat granite bar, I enjoyed a delicious dinner here with the husband during an impromptu date night. The service is great, the ambiance is buzzing, and the bartender is a cocktail genius. Check below for some of my recommendations.
Manischewitz-Braised Short Ribs
From Left to Right| Starting with the top: Laurel Peacock Green, Dorset Whiskey Tortoise, Dorset Coastal Blue Fade, Haskell Crystal with Blue Jay, Holcomb Pearled Tortoise
Warby Parker recently debuted their new spring collection and I couldn’t be more in love with the new styles. As well, as their concept “for every pair bought, a pair is distributed to someone in need”.
The Spring 2016 Collection, was inspired by the magic that is the circus. Bright colors and whimsy, founded a few new silhouettes outfitted using premium acetate.
Some of my favorites included, the Laurel peacock green frames, as well as a pop of blue in the Haskall crystal frames.
I opted for the complimentary Home Try-On Program, a brilliant way to try on five different frames for a duration of five days in the privacy of your own home. Or…if your like me, at work to really get an abundance of feedback. The website and program were both super easy to navigate. The hardest part about it, was choosing the five to order.. Although, it was made much simpler due to narrowing down the search based on face shape and such. The free return and pre packaged label made returning the box a breeze. Simply tape the box closed to return and pop on the return label. Affordable, the collection starts at $95 per set. Check them out here to find your perfect pair.
P.S. Which do you like best?
If you don’t know about RMS Makeup, an organic and natural beauty line.. now you do. It nourishes and cares for the skin, as it is described as “skincare with mineral color.” All of the products are derived from food grade and organic ingredients that promote luminosity and hydration. This is the makeup for the everyday woman and the one I reach for when I am being good to my skin. It’s hard to find a makeup line that is non toxic and works wonders, but this one is both. I love the “Un” Cover-Up, a coconut oil based foundation and concealer in one, that helps to rejuvenate the skin. I then set the look with the “Un” Powder which is free of talc, silicone, perfume, and paraben’s to give a silky finish to my skin. Known for the perfect added highlight, living luminizer is probably their most talked about product, and rightfully so, as it is the perfect combination of a sheer glow with a “satin-pearl” finish. Read more about them here.