Lanya Trypupenko

Freelance Writer

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Freelance writer based in NYC. New York Fashion Examiner. Philadelphia Budget Fashion Examiner. CBS New York contributor. AXS Entertainment contributor. Jewelry Insider contributor. Founder of The Striped Elephant Blog. Experience in fashion, beauty, health, food, and lifestyle writing. Adaptable writing style.

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Best Places For Designer Frames In New York

April 12, 2016 6:00 AM Spring is here, and it brings a sense of renewal and change along with it. If you've been thinking about changing up your look, there's no better way than with a pair of designer frames.

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Best Art Exhibits Coming To NYC In 2016

Whether you're an art enthusiast or simply looking for an interesting weekend activity, The Big Apple has you covered. Grab a group of friends or take a solo outing to view an art exhibit at one of the city's many museums. Check out these 2016 NYC art exhibits.

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Best Outdoor Music Venues For Summer Concerts In New York

April 7, 2016 6:00 AM Spring is finally here! It's time to shed those winter layers and enjoy the warm-weather months. Luckily, the city offers many outdoor-friendly activities. Take a stroll through one of NYC's many gorgeous parks, or enjoy your favorite artist at one of NYC's many venues outside.

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Best Places For Easter Candy In NYC

Now that Spring has sprung, Easter is right around the corner. March 27 marks Easter Sunday -and with it, comes a day to indulge in delicious candy and treats. How will you fill up your Easter baskets this year?

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Best Irish Concerts & Festivals In NYC

March 7, 2016 6:00 AM St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and there's no better way to celebrate than with live music. Home to many Irish residents, New York City is full of Celtic culture. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, here are five Irish concerts and live performances in New York City.

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Best Rainy Day Bars In New York City

February 24, 2016 6:00 AM New York City isn't always bright and sunny, but even when it's raining there's still plenty to do. Looking for a low-key bar where you can kick back and relax? In the mood for some arcade games and pool? Leave it to The Big Apple.

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Ask A NYC Expert: Fashion-Forward Thinking For Spring 2016

February 23, 2016 6:00 AM Spring in New York City is on the minds of many. As February comes to a close, it's time to dig out those tees and jeans, sundresses and flats and get ready for the warmer weather. Are you looking for some spring style tips?

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Best Date Night Activities In New York City

February 18, 2016 6:00 AM Are you looking for a fun date night activity in New York City? Further your education at a local museum, or attend a comedy show. Dine at one of the finest restaurants or show off your art skills. The possibilities are endless!

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Best Places To Buy Headphones In New York City

January 26, 2016 6:00 AM Whether used recreationally or professionally, music lovers all know the importance of a good pair of headphones. If you're on the hunt for a new pair of quality headphones, look no further because New York City is home to some of the greatest headphone stores around.

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Best Bars In New York City With A Fireplace

January 22, 2016 6:00 AM If you live in New York City, you know you'll have to brave the storm in the winter and beat the heat in the summer. Whether it's wintertime or summertime, New York City keeps on keepin' on.

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Best Hobby Shops In New York City

January 18, 2016 8:00 AM Are you a model train collector? Looking for the perfect black shade lamp for your dollhouse? Do you wish game nights were every night? Luckily, New York City is filled with some of the best hobby shops to meet your every need.

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Best Ways To Commemorate MLK Jr. Day In NYC

January 14, 2016 6:00 AM Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being celebrated across the nation on Jan. 18 this year. There are many ways to observe and honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day, especially in New York City.

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Best Winter Beers In New York City

December 17, 2015 6:00 AM Beer enthusiasts, this is for you! Whether you're looking for an ale or a lager, the city's breweries are full of seasonal beers. Check out five of the best winter beers from breweries right here in New York City.

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Best Holiday Lights Displays In New York City

December 7, 2015 6:00 AM Rockefeller Center 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10112 (212) 588-8601 www.rockefellercenter.com Dates: Now Through Jan. 6 No holiday visit to New York City is complete without a trip to Rockefeller Center. Although the tree lighting ceremony has already occurred, you are still in luck!

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Best November Concerts In New York City

November 12, 2015 6:00 AM Do you prefer country or rock n' roll? Classical or pop? Whatever your style of music, New York City has it all. Grab a group of friends, your significant other, or fly solo, and check out these five musical concerts, taking place in New York City this month.

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Best Places For Acupuncture In NYC

October 13, 2015 6:00 AM If you have been living with a chronic health issue that just never seems to go away, why not give acupuncture a try? New York City is full of great acupuncture clinics that will cater to your specific health needs.

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Best Halloween-Themed Events In New York City

October 12, 2015 6:00 AM With Halloween just a few weeks away, it's time to get into the spooky spirit. From costume parades to ghoulish parties, fall festivals, haunted tours and masquerade balls, the Big Apple has it all. Check out these five Halloween-themed events in New York City.

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Best Fall 2015 Outdoor Concerts In New York City

With the end of September (and summer) nearing, fall festivals and outdoor concerts will soon be in full swing! Grab a group of friends, your significant other, your family, or go stag, and check out a fall 2015 outdoor concert in the city that never sleeps.

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Best Shops For Ballet Apparel In NYC

Transit Alert: LIRR Service Suspended Both Ways Through Hicksville Station Due To Freight Train Derailment September 15, 2015 6:00 AM When it comes to ballet, New York City is a powerhouse. Famous dance companies such as American Ballet Theater, NYC Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, Alvin Ailey and many others are all headquartered in New York City.

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Best Choirs In New York City

September 7, 2015 6:00 AM September is a month worth celebrating because it's classical music month! Celebrate and get in tune with your musical side. Are you an a cappella fan? Have you been searching for an entertaining concert? Grab a group of friends, your significant other or your family members and check out a performance by a talented musical group.

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Best Places To Buy Shoes For Kids In NYC

It's that time of year again - time to take the kids shoe shopping. Finding the perfect pair of shoes for your toddler or child is never easy! But the city is home to a number of stores filled with children's shoes of all sizes and brands.

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Best Abstract Art Exhibits In New York City

Kandinsky Gallery Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Ave. New York, NY 10128 (212) 423-3500 www.guggenheim.org Date: July 1, 2016 - Spring 2016 If you've been looking for an excuse to visit the Guggenheim and you're an abstract art fan, here it is! The famous Fifth Avenue museum is exhibiting Wassily Kandinsky's work.

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Best Boutiques For Back To School Clothes In New York City

August 4, 2015 6:00 AM The summer is quickly winding down, and that can only mean one thing: it's time to send the kids back to school and start that back to school shopping! Whether you're looking for children's jeans or dresses, sneakers or boots, tees or sweatshirts, there's no better place to shop than New York City.

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Best Bars For Bachelor Parties In NYC

July 30, 2015 6:00 AM It's time for the fun to begin! Your lifelong friend is getting married and he's asked you to be his best man. Before drafting that best man's speech, gather up the rest of the crew and get started on planning the bachelor party.

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Ask A NYC Bartender: Your Best Tropical Drink Recipe

July 21, 2015 6:00 AM It's summer, and we all know the best way to keep cool in New York City is with a tropical drink (or two). Not only are they delicious and refreshing, but tropical drinks are a reminder of those lazy, sunny beach days.

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Best Music Shops In New York City

July 13, 2015 6:00 AM New York City is a mecca for artists and musicians. Whether you're a rock-n-roll guitarist or a classically trained pianist, you are bound to find a music store that is right up your alley. Check out these five NYC music shops.

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Best Mother's Day Gifts In New York City

Mother's Day is right around the corner. No need to worry if you don't yet have a gift for the number one lady in your life. New York City is filled with great shops, restaurants, and gift-giving options. Whether mom's a fashionista, a foodie, or an exercise enthusiast, you will find something that's just her style.

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Best Language Classes In New York City

June 22, 2015 6:00 AM Traveling to a foreign country this summer? Been itching to learn another language? Whatever your reason may be, learning another language is always a good idea. Luckily, New York City is here to help you out. Check out these five places to learn foreign languages in the Big Apple.

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Best Camera Shops In New York City

May 19, 2015 6:00 AM Many times it is difficult to find the perfect camera that meets all your needs. Luckily New York makes your purchasing decisions just a little easier, by providing some of the best camera shops around. Celebrate National Photography Month and check out these five camera shops located in New York City.

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Best Bars With A Patio In New York City

May 28, 2015 6:00 AM Your winter clothing is finally packed away, your sandals and T-shirts are being put to good use, and it's time to venture to those outdoor bars and cafes. Whether you're looking for a bar with a laid-back garden type vibe, a rooftop view, or a river view, New York City has it all.

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Best Rainy Day Bars In New York City

March 26, 2015 6:00 AM New York City isn't always bright and sunny, but even when it's raining there's still plenty to do. Looking for a low-key bar where you can kick back and relax? In the mood for some arcade games and pool? Leave it to The Big Apple.

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Best Places To Buy Valentine's Day Gifts For Her In NYC

February 10, 2015 6:00 AM With Valentine's Day only a few days away (and you thought the holidays were over), it's time to start thinking about that gift from you to her. Does she have a sweet tooth? Has she been hinting that she needs a massage?

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Best Parades And Celebrations On St. Patrick's Day In NYC

March 9, 2015 6:00 AM There's no better place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than in New York City. Showcase your Irish and Celtic pride while watching (or participating) in one of the city's famous parades. Register for one of the Big Apple's well-known pub crawls, or join in on a 10-mile St.

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Best Bars To Watch Thursday Night Football In New York City

October 9, 2014 6:00 AM Football fans, it's time to put on your game face - football season is here! Get out your gear, gather your friends and head on down to your favorite NYC sports bar. No matter which team you're rooting for, there's a bar in the city just for you.

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Best Valentine's Day Events For Singles In New York City

February 5, 2015 6:00 AM Calling all New York City singles! Valentine's Day is just around the corner and contrary to popular belief, this holiday isn't just for couples, but for singles too. Head out there and celebrate the day at one of the city's finest restaurants, or at a special event tailored just for you.

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Best Hookah Bars In Brooklyn

November 20, 2014 6:00 AM It's time to head on over to Brooklyn! As one of New York City's most populous boroughs, Brooklyn is filled with unique restaurants, watering holes and, for the flavored tobacco-loving crowd, laid-back hookah bars. A number of bars even offer delicious Middle Eastern food and drink.

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Best Bars To Watch Basketball In New York City

January 8, 2015 6:00 AM New York City is known as the city that never sleeps for a reason. It prides itself in offering a wide variety of entertainment options, restaurants and, of course, bars. Whether you're a NBA or NCAA basketball fan, the Big Apple has just the right bar for you.

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Best Places For Holiday Cocktails In NYC

December 4, 2014 6:00 AM There's no denying that New York City is one of the best places to celebrate the holidays. It's a great place to shop, eat and, of course, drink, especially during these festive months. Whether you're in the mood for mulled wine or some seasonal spiked eggnog, the city has you covered.

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Best Bars In New York City With A Fireplace

February 19, 2015 6:00 AM If you live in New York City, you know you'll have to brave the storm in the winter and beat the heat in the summer. Whether it's wintertime or summertime, New York City keeps on keepin' on.

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Best Massages In New York City

January 20, 2015 6:00 AM It's no secret that New Yorkers are always on the run. From work to happy hours and those famous weekend brunch dates, sometimes you just need some quality rest and relaxation. Luckily, New York City is full of great spas and massage centers.

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Best NYC Businesses To Shop On Black Friday 2014

November 10, 2014 7:00 AM Filled with well-known department stores and charming local boutiques, NYC is the ultimate shopping destination, especially during Black Friday. With so many stores, you're bound to find everything on that holiday shopping list in the Big Apple.

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Best Up-And-Coming Local Brands In NYC

April 21, 2015 6:00 AM New York City is one of the best shopping destinations. You can find whatever you need from clothing, to books, to home goods and food. You name it, the Big Apple has it. While the city is filled with many well-known designer names, it also boasts a pretty impressive roster of up-and-coming brands.

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Venues For A Fall Wedding In New York

September 2, 2014 8:00 AM Looking for the perfect fall wedding venue in NYC? The great thing about The Big Apple is that it's composed of five boroughs, providing venue-seekers with a number of unique options. You're bound to find one that is just your style!

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Best Upcoming College Productions In New York City

October 20, 2014 6:00 AM One of the great things about NYC is that there are so many various entertainment options. If you like jazz, there's a jazz club in the city playing your beat. If you like comedy, check out one of the many comedy shows that'll have you laughing all night.

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Best Places To Celebrate Oktoberfest In New York City

September 18, 2014 8:00 AM It's time to break out that beer stein and join NYC in celebrating Oktoberfest. From the end of September through the first week of October, a number of NYC hotspots will be offering German and Bavarian beer, food and entertainment.

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Best Sporting Goods Stores In New York City

September 16, 2014 8:00 AM Summer may be over, but that's not an excuse to lose your beach bod. Luckily, NYC is full of beautiful parks and sports facilities to help you stay in shape. Of course, in order to properly exercise, you need the proper sports equipment and clothing.

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03/20/2016
Celebrate Spring With A Jumpsuit From Missguided

Happy Spring fashionistas! Celebrate with one of the season's hottest fashion trends - the jumpsuit. Up your style game with a jumpsuit from the fashion forward brand Missguided. Missguided offers an impressive selection of jumpsuits in different styles, from cut-outs to culottes, from v-necks to tie waists, from lace ups to long sleeves, and many more.

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02/25/2016
Q&A With Mariana Hernandez Of White Rabbit New York: Stylish Women's Underwear

If you're in the market for new women's underwear, look no further than White Rabbit New York. White Rabbit underwear are stylish, comfortable, affordable, and the company is a strong advocate of empowering women. To learn more about White Rabbit, check out the Q&A below with the company's co-founder Mariana Hernandez.

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02/17/2016
NYFW: Zang Toi Debuts Courchevel Chic Fall 2016 Collection

This year during NYFW, designer Zang Toi debuted his fall 2016 collection Courchevel Chic, at Pier 59 Studios. The collection was a mix of Parisian-chic and cold-weather ready looks. In usual Zang Toi fashion, the designer included both casual and dressy styles.

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08/15/2015
Rebecca Minkoff x The Honest Company Collection

Well-known designer Rebecca Minkoff has teamed up with The Honest Company, co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, on a new collection. The Rebecca Minkoff x The Honest Company collection was inspired by and sourced in Sololá, Guatemala in collaboration with FINCA.

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03/07/2015
Fashionable & Functional: Active Cashmere by DanRoy

Stay dry and stay stylish with Active Cashmere by DanRoy! Active Cashmere is a new and innovative performance-based cashmere that is water repellent, machine safe, and durable. Wondering how exactly Active Cashmere works? Developed in partnership with Todd & Duncan, the world's largest and finest Scottish cashmere mill, the brand uses an eco-friendly fiber treatment process that enhances cashmere's natural qualities.

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03/02/2014
Timeless Elegance: Zang Toi F/W 2014 Collection

Timeless elegance is a great way to describe Zang Toi's Fall/Winter 2014 collection shown at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW). With the theme "Paris of the Orient," Toi created a collection filled with a traditional-Orient meets retro-mod feel. Jade was a key color in Zang Toi's pieces, along with black, gray, and purple.

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08/20/2014
Joe Fresh Launches Childrenswear Line in Fifth Avenue Store!

Joe Fresh, your favorite, fashionable retailer has debuted its kids, baby, and toddler collections at its 510 Fifth Avenue flagship store in NYC. Store Merchandise for Boys and Girls Include Retail prices range from $8 to $59.

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11/17/2014
Q&A w/Timo Weiland: Fashion Influencers Take Over @AmericanExpress Instagram

American Express has teamed up with talented designers, photographers, entrepreneurs, and personalities for a new Instagram series, #MyAmex. During this collaboration, style influencers will take over the @AmericanExpress Instagram account. Each day a new trendsetter will post their own photos as @AmericanExpress. Photos may include behind the scenes shoots or personal favorites and inspirations.

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09/21/2014
MBFW: Zang Toi 25th Anniversary Show

To celebrate his 25th anniversary, Zang Toi paid tribute to America at his Spring 2015 runway show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week ( MBFW). Designs included classic American looks such as ball gowns, pant suits, and trench coats, mixed with some Zang Toi staples such as the cape-like jacket so often seen in his shows.

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07/27/2015
6 Ways to Spruce Up Your Summer Work Look ~ Krrb Blog

Photo: Blackenterprise.com Along with its rays of sunshine and lazy beach days, summer brings with it several work wardrobe challenges. You want to look your best at work without having to spend money on two different warm-weather wardrobes (one for the weekend and one for the office).

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06/17/2015
4 Things You Didn't Know About Mid-century Modern Furniture ~ Krrb Blog

Photo: Krrb.com/SharkGravy If you're a Mad Men fan, then you've certainly seen your fair share of mid-century modern furniture-chic, architecturally designed pieces, with clean lines and organic forms. Not a Mad Men fan? Simply search "Mid-Century Modern Furniture" on Krrb, and you'll find numerous listings all well worth the listed price.

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03/13/2016
Jimmy Choo & DVF Opening Retail Locations In King Of Prussia Mall

Good news Philadelphia fashionistas! Luxury fashion brands Jimmy Choo and Diane von Furstenberg will both open two new retail locations in King of Prussia Mall (KOP Mall). The new stores will be located in KOP Mall's 155,000 square foot connector expansion, which will link The Plaza and The Court.

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01/26/2016
Sock It To Me adds underwear collection to the mix!

Sock It To Me, graciously sent me several pairs of colorful and fun underwear and socks for review. Read about Sock It To Me below, and where you can shop the brand. Sock It To Me, is a Portland-based brand, offering fun and expressive socks for women, men, and children.

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01/03/2016
Wear Naked: New year, new loungewear!

New year, new you, and new... loungewear! Whether you're planning an upcoming winter vacation, or relaxing at home for the remainder of the cold-weather months, Naked has the perfect loungewear options for you. The brand has got you covered for every occasion and destination, well into 2016.

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05/30/2015
Join in On Henri Bendel's Birthday Bash Celebrations!

It's time to party, and there's no better party than a shopping party! Join in on the Henri Bendel Birthday Bash celebrations both online and in stores nationwide, from Saturday, May 30 through Saturday, June 6. All week long, the brand will be celebrating with special savings, party favors, and free gifts.

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05/06/2015
Wrap Yourself In Chocolate: BCBGMAXAZRIA & MAGNUM Collaboration

Are you a fashionista with a chocolate addiction? BCBGMAXAZRIA and MAGNUM have joined together to bring you the best of both worlds. Wrap yourself in the decadent aroma of chocolate with a BCBGMAXAZRIA for MAGNUM Belgian Chocolate Wrap. Chocolate and couture really were meant for each other!

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02/22/2015
Zang Toi F/W 2015 Collection: Beauty of Venice Debuts at MBFW

Zang Toi awed audiences with a stunning Fall/Winter 2015 collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week ( MBFW). Models strutted down the runway in Venetian-inspired designs to fitting music that helped to set the mood of European elegance and enchantment. The collection featured 33 looks in blacks, beiges, browns, and shades of gold.

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02/27/2015
King Of Prussia Mall Restaurant Week: Shop, Eat, & Help A Good Cause

Philadelphia shopaholics and foodies! Restaurant week is almost here, and King of Prussia Mall (KOP Mall) is participating. Shop, eat, and help a great cause at dineKOP. Visit KOP March 2 through March 8 and enjoy prix-fixe menus from the mall restaurants.

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03/29/2015
Shop Simply Vera Vera Wang & Princess Vera Wang At Kohl's For Easter!

Lanya Trypupenko is a fashion enthusiast and bargain hunter. Some might call her a "shopaholic," but she truly knows how to stay in style while on a budget. Lanya believes style is personal and incorporated into our everyday lives. She shares her style advice on thestripedelephant.com.

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03/20/2015
Accessorize This Festival Season With Trendy Pixie Ink Tattoos

Festival season is almost here, and you know what that means - it's time to get those festival outfits ready! When it comes to fashion, accessories are essential to putting together the perfect look. Let Pixie Ink tattoos help you accessorize your festival look without breaking the bank.

Examiner
03/26/2014
Game of Thrones Premiere is Almost Here!: What Will You be Wearing?

There are two things I think we can all agree upon - one, we can't wait for the premiere of on April 6th, and two, Game of Thrones (GOT) is a show with style! Looking for ways to incorporate GOT into your own everyday wardrobe? Well you're in luck!

Examiner
12/12/2013
Children of Chernobyl Hosted by Jon Voight

Last month Chabad's Children of Chernobyl (CCOC) marked the 27th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion in Ukraine. This year, actor Jon Voight hosted the Children at Heart Gala, with a fantasy auction honoring Liev Schreiber. The Children at Heart Gala took place at Chelsea Piers, and supports the CCOC group's rescue mission and outreach.

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09/12/2012
Zang Toi's S/S 13' Collection Enchants Audiences: MBFW

Inspired by the romantic French Riviera, Zang Toi presented his Spring/Summer 2013 (S/S 13') collection at the Lincoln Center during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (MBFW). The collection stunned audiences, and received a standing ovation at the close of the show. Zang Toi's S/S 13' collection, presented both men's and women's dresses, full-length gowns, jackets, capes, pants, tops, and suits.

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09/11/2012
Custo Barcelona at MBFW: A Futuristic S/S 2013 Collection

A few days ago, Custo Barcelona presented its Spring/Summer 2013 (S/S 13') collection, X-ray, at the Lincoln Center during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week ( MBFW). X-ray is a collection inspired by the graphic universe, and it's palette of colors. The collection showcased the newest women's and men's dresses, pants, suits, jackets, and even bathing suits, for S/S 13'.

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08/27/2011
Style Outside The Box: A unique online store

Style Outside The Box (SOTB) is the first exclusive independent designers' shopping site to hit the web. An entrepreneur at heart, CEO Laura Adamson started SOTB after graduating from Penn State University and landing a job at a fashion company in NYC.

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03/02/2015
Transcendental Tuesday Quote

In lieu of a Monday Style Quote, I'd like to share a "Transcendental Tuesday Quote" with you, that I read on my daily quotes app last week. "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear." -James Neil Hollingworth

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01/26/2015
Monday Style Quote - Vintage Shopping

After spending the weekend doing some consignment/vintage shopping (bought 9 pieces of clothing and 1 pair of shoes for $74!), I thought this quote was appropriate. Below are some pics from Monk Vintage in Williamsburg, Brooklyn - check it out for some great deals.

Thestripedelephant
06/19/2014
Scentbird Perfume: Try It Before You Buy It!

I love anything smelly (scented might be a better word?), but it takes me forever to find just the right scent for me! It doesn't matter what it is, body wash, a candle, lotion, perfume (this one takes me the longest to find), I always spend hours in the store trying to decide what to buy.

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03/18/2014
Ukraine & Four Freedoms Park

So good to be here again and writing to you, my dedicated readers and followers! So sorry for the little hiatus - I just recently started a new job (in the marketing department for a jewelry company!), and it has thrown my schedule off a bit. I'm finally back on track.

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09/09/2013
Monday Style Quote

"You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world." -William Hazlitt I have just returned from an amazing trip to Hawaii (would love to live there one day!), so thought this quote was appropriate. Below are some photos from the islands we visited.

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04/16/2012
Monday Style Quote

Since I love the "Keep Calm and Carry On" quote that has been showing up on merchandise everywhere lately, I thought this variation of the quote was great for us fashionistas. Wondering where the "Keep Calm and Carry On" phrase came from?

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01/18/2012
Jason Wu for Target

So I think it's pretty obvious by now that I have a Target obsession (who doesn't?!). I absolutely love Target's Designer Collaborations and can't wait for Feb. 5th when Target is launching Jason Wu's collaboration line. Jason Wu is one of Michelle Obama's favorite designers.

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02/29/2012
NYFW Trend Report

Today is my first day off in weeks, and it feels fabulous. I finally have the chance to wear yoga pants, sit down with a cup of tea, and write this blog post that I have been meaning to write!

Examiner
11/03/2012
Warm-Up in Comfortable and Chic Cuddl Duds

http://www.cuddlduds.com/Cuddl Duds graciously sent me a lovely navy-patterned top and leggings sample for review. I loved the products, and know I will get much use out of them during these cold-weather months. To learn more about Cuddl Duds and where you can purchase your own, read the article below and check out the slide show.

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09/05/2011
Red Pineapple

We are so often caught up in our very own hectic lives as well as others, and at times it is difficult to let go and breathe simply and realize what is in fact important. Ironically, this thought came to me while browsing a boutique called Red Pineapple, in St.

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05/08/2013
Men's Trend: Bold and Bright - Moda and Estilo

Two words easily come to mind when describing the latest men's 2013 fashion trends - bright and bold. This spring/summer season, head back to the 80's with ultra-colorful patterns and prints from New York based apparel and lifestyle company Unruly Heir, and high quality, handcrafted shoe brand, Modern Vice.

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05/02/2013
Bespoke Suits: White Chalk NYC - Moda and Estilo

There's nothing like a man in a sharp suit; it's a polished look that will never go out of style. In an area known as Nolita in NYC, bespoke clothing brand White Chalk offers both men and women hand-made, ready-to-wear suiting. From 1960's mod suits, to classic Victorian looks, to trendy patterned pieces, White Chalk ...

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04/15/2016
4 Facts About April's Diamond Birthstone - Jewelry Insider

April is here (can you believe it?), and there's no better way to welcome the month than with a diamond (or two or three...). Want to learn a little more about April's birthstone? Check out these four facts about diamonds, and shop for your own at Jewelry.com.

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02/26/2016
Spring 2016 Runway Fashion Trends & Jewelry Pairings - Jewelry Insider

As style enthusiasts, we've been keeping an eye on the runways for the latest fashion trends. Since spring is almost here, we thought we'd pull together some of the top trends from several of our favorite spring 2016 ready-to-wear collections. Check them out and our jewelry pairing suggestions!

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01/11/2016
2016 Golden Globes: Red Carpet Jewelry - Jewelry Insider

Yesterday's #globejewelry didn't disappoint! If you didn't have a chance to catch all the red carpet glam at last night's 2016 Golden Globes, we'll fill you in (because you know we wouldn't miss a star-studded award show!). Jlo and Jlawr among other celebs, showcased some pretty impressive jewelry looks.

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01/23/2015
How to Style Guide: Layering Necklaces - Jewelry Insider

Trend alert! Layering necklaces is a hot jewelry trend (and a great excuse to wear more jewelry). The key to pulling off this look, is to start with a base necklace, let's say 16 inches in length, and layer with longer necklaces of varying lengths, such as 18 inches, 20 inches, and even longer.

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07/10/2015
Team U.S.A. Women's Soccer Jewelry Trends - Jewelry Insider

Go team U.S.A.! All 23 members of the U.S. women's soccer team traveled through Manhattan today to celebrate their FIFA Women's World Cup win in a ticker-tape parade. This was the first time a women's sports team rode down NYC's famous Canyon of Heroes. The ladies proudly displayed their gold medals (talk about some major ...

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05/29/2015
4 Ways to Accessorize Your LWD - Jewelry Insider

Now that Memorial Day is over you know what time it is (no, not time to diet after all those Memorial Day BBQ's!) - time to dig out that Little White Dress (LWD). Wondering how to accessorize your LWD? We've got you covered with four different ways.

Jewelry
10/23/2014
Three Ways to Accessorize Your LBD (Little Black Dress) - Jewelry Insider

The holidays are coming up, and you know what that means ladies - it's time to take out those trusty little black dresses (LBDs) and your best accessories. Work parties, holiday gatherings, and happy hours (with those delicious once-a-year holiday cocktails!) are a-plenty, and we know you want to look your best.

Jewelry
05/06/2014
Met Gala 2014 Best Dressed - Jewelry Insider

Anna Wintour's infamous Met Gala took place last night and while no, we weren't there (hey, we can dream!), we have scoured the web to check out the attendees in their very best dresses and baubles, and let's not forget tuxes and suits. This year, the Met Gala 2014 theme was "White Tie and Decorations."

Jewelry
07/18/2014
Hot Jewelry Trend: Men's Jewelry - Jewelry Insider

One jewelry trend we've recently spotted on the celebs is men's jewelry (because you know everyone likes to accessorize, and not just us ladies!). From iconic jewelry wearers like Johnny Depp to heartthrobs like Brad Pitt, everyone's wearing jewelry! Check out the photos below of some well-known male celebs rocking some serious bling.

AXS.com

Axs
08/31/2014
Three beer gardens to check out in Queens, N.Y.

As one of NYC's five boroughs, Queens is brimming with delicious coffee shops, eateries, restaurants, and beer gardens. With the cool-weather months quickly approaching, beer gardens are in high demand. Everyone loves a large open space where they can sit outside, drink some brews, and eat some good food - especially in NYC!

Axs
10/12/2014
Where to Find the Best Crepes in Queens, N.Y.

A popular French treat, crepes have made their way into the hearts and stomachs of New Yorkers. The delicious and savory flour-and-filling pancake, is served at a number of restaurants and cafes in NYC's five boroughs, including Queens. As one of the most culturally diverse boroughs in NYC, Queens has a distinct culinary advantage.

Montgomery News

Montgomerynews
11/18/2009
Metropolitan Ballet premieres two storybook classics

Metropolitan Ballet premieres two storybook classics - Looking for an entertaining event for both children and adults? Take the family to the Metropolitan Ballet Company's Family Concert Series. This year the company will be premiering two storybook classics, "Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly" and "Hansel and Gretel."

Montgomerynews
06/07/2011
Shining a light on Lyme disease

Published: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 Lyme youth models gathered on Saturday to practice their runway walks for the upcoming Lyme Light Fashion Show. Front row (L to R): Samuel Thompson, Laura Harrison, Emma Rose Thompson, Peter Wagner, Allie Raus, Teaghan Gallagher, Catherine Hayward, and Sarah Wagner.

Montgomerynews
11/08/2011
Metropolitan Ballet Company brings 'Coppelia' to life

Metropolitan Ballet Company brings 'Coppelia' to life - A life-size dancing doll, a mysterious inventor, a spirited heroine and her one true love - come join the Metropolitan Ballet Company (MBC) Saturday Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 20 as they bring the story of "Coppelia" to life.

Montgomerynews
12/23/2011
FashionPlaytes: The Premiere Online Design Site for Young Fashionistas

Fun, fashionable, creative, empowering — FashionPlaytes is the leading online clothing design experience for girls ages 5-12. FashionPlaytes invites young fashionistas to design their very own clothing and accessories that they can then have produced to wear.

Montgomerynews
02/04/2009
Heat Up Winter With Live Dance and Music

The Metropolitan's 30-member classical dance company will perform with 12 young musicians, including soloists and a piano trio, from the Settlement Music School. Each year, music is chosen and coordinated by Marsha Hogan, director of the Jenkintown Branch of the Settlement School.

Montgomerynews
11/09/2010
Metropolitan Ballet to present Strauss' 'Cinderella'

Metropolitan Ballet to present Strauss' 'Cinderella' - Fairy godmothers, pumpkin coaches, glass slippers - take the family for an enchanted afternoon at the ballet. The Metropolitan Ballet Company (MBC) will open its season on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20 and 21, with the world premiere of the classic storybook ballet "Cinderella."

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