Bayside the Musical

Monday, March 07, 2016

Last weekend, Andres & I checked out National Lampoon's Bayside! The Musical, a parody of Saved by the Bell. It was absolutely hilarious! The cast resembled all of the main characters in terms of mannerisms with characteristics highly exaggerated. They poked fun of the actors in recent news as well as highlight episodes from the entire series.

They also interacted with the audience - so if you are seated in the front row, you'll definitely be part of the show. It was nonstop laughter, and even after it ended, we were still laughing about it.

The same cast & company has another parody musical based on Full House, which we are planning on seeing before the run is over.

Snow White by Company XIV

Friday, March 04, 2016

Last night, I went to see Snow White by Company XIV on a whim, and I am still raving about it. It was based on the Brothers Grimm version of the tale, and we were treated with a little bit of everything. There was ballet, tango, opera, circus - all mixed with burlesque. I loved how they took today's music and incorporated it into the show. There was an instrumental/opera version of Tove Lo's "Talking Body", a version of Britney Spears' "Toxic", and my absolute favorite - Miguel's "Simple Things". And even so, somehow it all worked within the story and overall performance.
image via Company XIV's Instagram
If you follow me on Snapchat (@audreyallure), my story could not even fully translate the incredible show. (I was also too wrapped up in the show to Snap!)
The show is running until March 12, so if you're in New York, I would highly recommend you go check it out!

Decléor Paris

Friday, February 26, 2016

Yesterday morning, I had the pleasure of having a delicious breakfast hosted by Decléor Paris at the stunning Garden Terrace of the Gramercy Park Hotel. We were treated with Parisian-inspired breakfast bites, while we learned more behind the Decléor brand. We were also introduced to the first US brand ambassador, Mzia Schiman, a legendary facialist.

Decléor's new products are specifically for targeting and shielding the effects of pollution on the skin. We watched a few demos (and were even able to try for ourselves) and the results are astounding. It's incredible how much it helps protect your skin from pollution, especially in a busy city like NYC.

After the event, we were treated to a mini floral arrangement class by Florisity. We put together little bouquets of our creations inspired by the new Decléor products. I love the mini oranges!

Stars by Stella Artois

Friday, December 11, 2015

Last night, I attended the Stars by Stella Artois event. It's an interactive art installation giving guests the chance to literally reach for the stars. We were prompted to raise our hands and when doing so, the lights above will react by coming down to us.

Stella Artois was originally named after the holiday star and crafted as a gift for the people of the city of Leuven, Belgium. This year, it's New York's turn to receive a gift. But what can you give New York that it doesn't have? The stars.

It was a fun event catching up with friends and of course, loved the endless supply of Stella Artois.

Force 4 Fashion

Friday, December 04, 2015

The other night, I attended the launch of Force 4 Fashion, a charity initiative inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hosted by Star Wars and the Bollare team, guests were able to view bespoke looks from designers: Billy Reid, Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg, Giles Deacon, Halston, Opening Ceremony, Ovadia & Sons, Parker, rag & bone, Timo Weiland, and Todd Snyder. All looks were inspired by the Star Wars characters. Guests were also able to take pics with the Storm Troopers!

And I was able to meet Stacy London!

Will you be watching the movie?


Tuesday, December 01, 2015

I was recently introduced to Pinrose, that offers amazing scents based on your personality & likes. It starts with a quiz which you can take and your result will offer 3 scents best suited for you. Of course, there are other scents to try, but I think this is so fun!

I took the quiz and received the result of The Charmer.
The world bends to your will! Your Midas touch turns each of your adventures into a serendipitous success. Your right brain reactions reveal a love of cozy, round, and slightly sweet scents. Your softness and lovable energy create an unstoppable and irresistible charisma.

Result: Cuddle Punk, Pillowtalk Poet, and Secret Genuis
These are just samples, but even so, the packaging is so pretty & I love the clever one-liners describing each scent. It's easy to layer together or wear solo. It's the perfect way to try it all out before purchasing a bottle, which they offer for $55/30mL (which is a pretty good deal!) My favorite is the Secret Genius, which Pinrose actually launched this season!

If you take the quiz, I would love to know what your results are!

Teas the Season

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I recently received the Teavana #TeasTheSeason Holiday gift set. It includes three seasonal tea blends as part of the Cheer and Revelry Collection Sampler: White Chocolate Peppermint (my personal favorite), CocoCaramel, Chocolate Chai, and Gingerbread.
It was such a lovely array of flavors and scents - definitely smells like the holidays as we near it! This would be the perfect gift as well, along with the matching Floral Holiday Infuser Mug. It comes with its own strain so it's great for simple brewing.
You can use code SECRETSALE for 20% off any order on Teavana! (Excludes Breville products, sale items, and subscriptions. Good until 11/12 (tomorrow!)