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This week in my world (and some new articles!)

This week in my world (and some new articles!)

A Little Alytude was my first baby — eight years ago! — and sometimes I worry I have been giving it decreased attention as I get busier and busier with new projects! As we’re counting down to (yet another!) birthday, I’m having a lot of my seasonal existentialism. It’s hard to see yourself getting older and so many areas of your life are not where you want them to be. But it has been a pretty exciting few months, both travel- and work- wise, and this week alone has seen some fun developments. This crazy thing happened, where I was featured on the Reuters billboard in Times Square: A few days ago, one of my favorite brands, Physicians Formula featured a glamour go-to tip that I think all of my fair-skinned buddies can appreciate as...

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Giveaway: A Holiday Tree and Manicure Delivered to Your Home!

Giveaway: A Holiday Tree and Manicure Delivered to Your Home!

This weekend, I had a few devoted friends who trudged out in a BIBLICAL RAIN in order to drag home their Christmas tree. That’s devotion. But there’s an easier way. PRIV and Tyler’s Trees are teaming up today to offer a unique holiday service. Only in New York can you get a fresh Christmas tree delivered to your home and installed by pros while also getting some holiday pampering! PRIV is a beauty and wellness on demand app that sends vetted personal trainers, yoga instructors, masseuses, spray-tanning specialists, hairstylists, and manicurists, straight to your door to make you feel and look beautiful without ever getting out of your robe. Appointments can be booked in under an hour or up to 48 hours in advance. The app is free, and prices include...

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We’re Having A Shopping Party in New York City December 11: You Are Invited!

We’re Having A Shopping Party in New York City December 11:  You Are Invited!

Personally, I shop best when there’s a sale. Or when I’m among friends. Or, under the influence of Champagne. Obviously then, when I engage in a shopping party — which I’m co-hosting with my sister-friend Bryce Gruber — all of the above will be involved! If you live in or near New York City and need a jump on your holiday shopping (Hanukkah is but a week away!) – come join us this Thursday. All the details are below! Feel free to bring friends, all are...

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Steal the Look: Becky G at the 2014 American Music Awards

Steal the Look: Becky G at the 2014 American Music Awards

For anyone watching the American Music Awards tonight, you couldn’t miss Becky G’s look,  inspired by her recent Can’t Stop Dancin’ music video. Steal the look created by Becky’s makeup artist Tonya with these steps below! Tonya made Becky’s skin glow with COVERGIRL’s truBLEND Liquid Makeup. “Both Becky and I are obsessed with this water based foundation, not only does it give you natural, seamless coverage, it is also oil free, so no need to worry about it clogging your pores,” says Tonya.  She then brightened up Becky’s under eye area using COVERGIRL truBLEND Fixstick Concealer. Finally, she used COVERGIRL’s truBLEND Loose Powder Bronzer by lightly buffing the bronzer using a powder brush along Becky’s...

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Attention NYC Area: I’m Speaking at NYU This Saturday!

Attention NYC Area: I’m Speaking at NYU This Saturday!

For anyone in the New York area (or those who feel like a fun winter weekend road trip!), take note: I’ll be speaking at NYU this weekend, and I’d love if you’d stop by. New York Women in Communications Foundation will host the 2014 Student Career Conference this Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the NYU’s Kimmel Center in New York City. The conference is for students and young professionals seeking advice and tips about pursuing a career in the rapidly evolving communications industry. The full day event will include networking opportunities, informative panel discussions, essential career advice, and incomparable access to the industry’s leading experts.  Apparently they think that includes ME (I’m faklempt!) – because...

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Boston Market Catered My Friendsgiving (And An Amazing Giveaway!)

Boston Market Catered My Friendsgiving (And An Amazing Giveaway!)

In recent years, the concept of Friendsgiving has become more and more popular, especially for those who live far away from their loved ones and can’t get away to make the traditional Thanksgiving happen from year to year. Whether you are celebrating Friendsgiving, a more traditional Thanksgiving, or both — it can be a really intimidating undertaking. Especially if you aren’t very comfortable in the kitchen — or live in a typical NYC small apartment and don’t have a lot of kitchen space to go around! This weekend, I partnered with Boston Market to host a small Friendsgiving for some of my near and dear. They catered everything I would need, and it was a smashing success! It was the perfect idea: It let me take credit for a delicious...

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Steal the Look: Lucy Hale at CMA Awards

Steal the Look: Lucy Hale at CMA Awards

If I ever escaped New York City — it’d be for Nashville, my other favorite city (in America, at least) – and while Nashville is amazing for myriad reasons, it is most known for being the heartbeat of the country music scene. Obviously, it’d also be where the CMA awards take place, and makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan worked with mark. Brand Ambassador Lucy Hale for the Country Music Awards in Nashville tonight. “Last year at the I created a soft, ethereal look for Lucy Hale so this year we wanted to keep it classic with a little edge. With Lucy donning a sleek red Romona Keveza gown we were immediately inspired to turn her into a classic Hollywood siren,” said Celebrity Makeup Artist Kelsey Deenihan. Eyes: “We chose warm brown shades...

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