Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Weekend Wrap-up

Hey yall! Just coming thru to show you what I was up to this weekend. No major events but lots of fun with friends at a couple of house parties and a party at The Marquee sponsored by Columbia Law School.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ashleigh About Town: Gettin Pretty With Polish Bar Brooklyn & The Fashion Bomb Daily

Last night I had the privilege of attending an the "Get Pretty" bloggers event hosted by THE Claire Sulmers of The Fashion Bomb Daily and Polish Bar in Brooklyn. I can't say enough great things about the event, the Polish Bar services, the group of bloggers in attendance. There was free airbrush make-up, lash extensions, brow shaping, hand massages, and LOTS of fabulous OPI, Essie, and Zoya (<--my new fav brand) nail colors. Not to mention, the service and atmosphere were so welcoming and excellent! The night was dedicated to promoting great beauty services for the young, fabulous, stylish NYC gal of today. Trendy but not pricey. Quality but not bougie....ya know it's always hard to find that balance but Polish Bar had it all right.

"Get Pretty" was also a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Brooklyn Chapter. As we know it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so Polish Bar was generous enough to provide free services to us all for donations toward breast cancer research. I met great women, great make-up artists (Rebecca Casciano & Star Blackshere), learned about a great socially focused beauty product (Kahina), met one of my favorite bloggers (Claire Sulmers), and received fabulous beauty services. Needless to say, I'm winning right now. Check out the photos...

Me, Getting Pretty. Loved this pink  Zoya Color

Ms. Fashion Bomb herself in the yellow Rachaal Roy dress. STUNNING!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Urban Girl Squad Event Review & Alerts

I've posted about the Urban Girl Squad before but just wanted to report how awesome the volunteer event at the New York Food & Wine Festival was. Last Saturday my friend and I volunteered and had the pleasure of covering the food demonstration segments for Rocco Dispirito and Alex Guarnaschelli. It was a great experience and one that you should never volunteer for on an empty stomach. Now, after the demonstrations, we were free to roam the festival and raid various samples of any and everything.....expect the liquor. Considering that a ticket to this event is $195, I am so grateful I had the hookup courtesy of UGS. Free admission, celebrity foodies, and free food I'd probably never try otherwise? Win! Not to mention the box lunch they provided us with as volunteers was very impressive. In short, UGS is marvelous! Here are a few other opportunities to network with the creator of UGS and other UGS chicks.
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Amanda Hofman, Founder & CEO of Urban Girl Squad
Who: New York Women Social Entrepreneurs (NYWSE) & Amanda Hofman of Urban Girl Squad
What: NYWSE How she does it Dinner Series featuring founder and CEO Amanda Hofman
When: October 10, 2011 6pm-8pm
Why: Learn about Amanda's path to entrepreneurship and how to create relationships for personal and professional success. Great conversation over
Where: Crepes du Nord 17 South William Street New York, NY 10004
How: Register here. Cost is $46.69
But: Only 8 tickets left!

Who: Urban Girl Squad & Professional Stylist and NYU Professor Anna Akbari
What: Stylist Night-Wardrobe workshop, gift bag, wine, drinks, and light h'ors d'oeuvres included
When: Monday, October 17, 2011 7pm to 9pm
Why: Learn some strategies to jazz up your wardrobe and use what you've got to make to make getting dressed less stressful. Never be late to work again trying to transition your summer pieces to suitable fly business caz fall outfits....#guilty #nothingtowearsyndrome
Where: The Ritz Plaza at Stonehenge 235 West 48th Street
How: Register here. Cost is $30