21 September 2008

Way Ahead of the Curve.

So the NYT's finally got around to talking about fab new cocktail lounge, Apotheke. Only 3 weeks after yours truly gave it a go.  I'm so cool it makes my little head spin.  In case you missed it, definitely time for a go-see: Apotheke, 9 Doyer Street (btw Bowery & Pell); 212 406 0400

19 September 2008

All That Glitters Is Gold (Silver, Magenta, Green...).

The new iPod nano. Buy one to match your cashmere. Better yet, buy several. Pretty AND smart (take note, guys). 

She Comes In Colors.

As temps start to drop, you need to seriously think about what warm, soft, fuzzy material is going next to your oh-so-delicate skin. Enter J.Crew Cashmere. More colors than the rainbow, more styles than Rachel Zoe will ever provide. Especially cool - the long-sleeve crewneck tee ($145) and the short-sleeve tee ($118)

18 September 2008

Catch A Piece of...

...Maine. Yeah yeah, not like, own a piece of land. More like have your own personal - and handsome - lobsterman catch you a few yummy sea creatures and ship them off to you.  Catch A Piece of Maine, started by brothers John and Brendan Ready (mmm, just how ready, I wonder) offers two levels of partnerships:
  • Catch a Piece of Maine Partnership - essentially, you own the trap and everything that ends up in it. Someone else does the work and ships all the good stuff, plus extras, to you. A full year partnership will cost $2,995 and get you at least 13 tasty lobster bakes delivered anywhere you choose.  Meaning, 13 times a year you'll receive via next day shipping four 1 1/2 pounder lobsters, 1lb Maine Steamers, 1lb Maine mussels, 4 servings of a homemade dessert from local purveyors (so think blueberry pie....), lobster bibs, utensils - the works kids. Plus a photograph and bio of your lobsterman and a map of where your tasty little critters were caught. Do the math, it's actually a great deal.
  •  Share a Piece of Maine - think "Hamptons Share" without the hassle.  For $249 you get a "share" of the catch from one one of the lobstermen. And like above, all of the goodies for a fabulous lobster bake. A one time only thing, but still amazing value. 
Eat up kids. 

12 September 2008

Not Much Else to Lose.

Oh, it's so sad sort of tugs at my (cold dark) heartstrings. Not really.  
NY Post Page Six reports that our little Ashley lost her sense of humor when a pedicab driver gave local pedestrians (tourists) something to laugh at (her). Hey, leave Ashley alone. She's an ESCORT call-girl hooker prostitute. It's a respectable, ah, profession. Go away Ashley. Please. Go. Far. Far. Away. 

Because I Am Smarter Than Everyone Else.

Unnecessary knowledge? Is there such a thing? What if you are ready to answer that $10 million question and completely screw up because you didn't know that every year, approximately 2,500 left-handed people are killed by using objects or machinery designed for right-handed people? 

Better start looking for those "special" scissors kids.  

Check out Unnecessary Knowledge so you can once again demonstrate that you are much smarter than the average bear. 

I Want.

Sea Bags. Made of recycled sails that have traveled around the world, Hannah Kubiack and Beth Shissler have created a bag that is super-roomy (3 sizes to choose from) and vritually indestructible (always handy for C&E activities). Perfect for the gym, as a weekender, a trip to the Farmer's Market or to stash your gear as you take over the world. Small bags start at $95 and since they last forever, CPW couldn't be better.

11 September 2008

It's All About the Pig.

Relax. Babe is too small to eat. 
However, a 200 pound roaster will be on the menu for Il Buco's annual "Sagra del Maile" is on schedule for September 22, 1pm.  Lots of tasty pig to sample for only $20 a pig.  Time to pork up.  Il Buco, 47 Bond Street, near Lafayette; 212 533 1932.

05 September 2008


Jessica Simpson, the Jonas Brothers, Jordin Sparks, Jesse McCartney. Maybe if you get lucky you will hear them in the same exact order three hours later. And three hours after that. We love radio syndication. We think Clearwater does a FABULOUS job with programming and really celebrates new and innovative artists. Not. Revolt. Rebel. Overthrow the current rulers. Support independent radio stations everywhere. Free Your Radio!

03 September 2008


The email blunder at Carat is the type of event that C&E's everywhere simply LIVE for.  Apparently "Chief People Officer" Rose Zory was a little too trigger happy with that send button. IT "pulled back the message"  - but not before the documents were downloaded and promptly sent to every industry wire, blogger, friend, relative and first-born child. A standing ovation to Rose and senior management at Carat for providing us with what will be years of entertainment. 

New Toys.

Obsessed. Absolutely obsessed with Toy Watch. So pretty, so many colors. Blatantly, in-your-face faux. Self described as an "anti-luxury statement in a luxury obsessed culture".  
Must. Have. In. Multiples.

02 September 2008

I Like to Spend Money On Myself.

"To give is divine"? That's just silly talk.

YOU deserve a treat today. Everyday, actually. But sometimes our busy social schedules just don't let us get to where we want to go and sometimes, the usual suspects just don't have that thrill we are looking for.

What to do, what to do?

My current faves for a quick fix, thrill of the chase, fabu deal:
  • Gilt - sales usually start 12PM EST and inventory sells fast. Invite only, ask and ye shall receive.
  • Ideeli.com - one or two key items every few days. Definitely hit or miss.
  • TopButton - at some point, you will find what you are looking for. Incredibly comprehensive list of sample/warehouse sales.
Spend people, spend.

Mmmmm. My Type of Man.

"The Old Horned Deity" is the type of guy that every C&E wants to be with. Artist Dennis McNett will have a solo exhibition beginning 9/19 at The Stanton Chapter that places our favorite trouble-maker front and center:

"Harsh, fluid collaged wood-cut print landscapes of gnarly trees, vibrant skies, birds of prey, hidden critters and overgrown foliage will cover three walls of the gallery from floor to ceiling. Complementing this landscape will be larger than life print covered sculptures of a leopard, a wolf, trees and an eagle swooping down from the gallery ceiling.

Pan was known to arouse suspicion or panic depending on his intentions. He was the god of woods and pastures, the mountain peaks and rocky crests. The show is an interpretation of the inspiration of nature aroused by Pan."
Opening reception starts at 7PM on Friday, 9/19 at The Stanton Chapter, 176 Stanton Street (btw Clinton and Attorney) and runs through October 15. For more information, contact Steve Rodriguez, steve@5boro.com, 917.568.7717.

01 September 2008

Things You Need to Know

I am officially extending Labor Day. Therefore, faithful C&E's, no laboring needed.  But we still have a big week ahead of us.  Get moving. 
  • Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2009. Clear your calendars, ignore Winter, proceed directly to Spring. Eat a hamburger in front of the starving models. Wonder if Anna will smile ($100 says no).  Parties start 9/4, shows start bright and early at 9am, Friday, September 5. 
  • The Pope is sad. And angry.  The Pope does not like Kermit the Frog crucified.  I don't want Kermit crucified either but I just think the Pope has bigger things to worry about. Like, oh, the Sudan? Human rights in China? Katrina 2.0? Just a thought. 
  • On occasion, our formerly beloved Daily Candy redeems itself and shows us something totally fabu. C&E's everywhere should rejoice over these SuperGirl rain boots from Shuella.  They will save your Louboutins and that's all that matters. 
  • We like having a Bed Buddy. Because we like sex. All good C&E's should.  But there is that rare occasion when our current BB needs...direction. Direction beyond "move your hands HERE and do THIS." If your BB of the moment thinks the best moves are found in Hollywood films or bad porn, and leaves you wanting to do laundry (can you imagine??) instead of him - or her, it's time to take action in a not so subtle way. Send them to Fleshmap (NSFW). If they still can't get it right, send them far, far away. (Thrillist)
  • Sometimes, when Venus aligns with Mercury in Gemini's house of love, something good happens in a part of NYC that we often ignore. Like when Good World Bar & Grill opened in no man's land between the LES and Chinatown. Or how late one night we stumbled into Winnie's and found our inner Deborah Harry.  Or when we realized saying "Les Enfants Terribles" in a perfect French accent - bien sur! - was way better than the food they served, but still cool. Sometimes, something even surprises Cheap and Evil Girl. We have high hopes for Apotheke despite the excessive pre-opening PR.  Thrillist shares the drink menu.  Get there before the masses, throw caution to the wind and have fun with the Absinthe, dear C&E's.  Apotheke, 9 Doyers Street (btw Pell and Bowery); 212 406 0400.