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Come by to shop and enjoy some sunshine on the patio, I know that’s where’ll I’ll be!
Kai D Utility @
161 West 22nd Street 3rd Floor
New York NY 10011
Sat + Sun Mar 30/31 noon-6:30pm
As we know, New Yorkers run off caffeine… it is almost like a “cool cult” to be at the latest happenin coffee shop in town. Whether you are a local, or just visiting here are our top pics, def give these spots a try!
#1. la colombe
With 3 locations in NYC (2 being located on lafayette st) this place is what we call OFFICIAL. Our fav location of the 3 is by far NOHO, due to the fact that it is pretty big with plenty of space to sit and have a convo with a friend. or get lost in a good book. The inside has an industrial vibe, and we are also suckers for the cute headscarves that all the baristas wear. Two warnings: there is NO wifi or soy milk on the premises.
I might be a little bias on this one, but it has to be my personal favorite of the bunch! Although the coffee is deff a little pricey, it is more about the “experience”. Think has 4 locations in NYC (2 which have free wifi) but I would have to say that the bleecker street spot is the best. It is in such a cute area filled with local boutiques and shops. The coffee is great, they are socially and environmentally conscious, the workers wear cute fidora hats, and the music is cool. What’s not to love?
#3. Gasoline Alley
Gasoline Alley is a cool spot located in Noho on Lafayette (btw Houston & Bleecker). It is supper small, made for in-and-out visits, but can give you that morning fix in a hurry! The coffee is strong, but made well, and the donuts are from a DOUGH (a bakery in Brooklyn) and are to die for!
This place is known for the consistency, which is really good coffee every time! …btw it is cash only!
#5. Ost Cafe
Located in the east village, this cool dig has floor to ceiling windows that open and give a beautiful vibe with excellent light. Another plus of this place is that it is very affordable $2 for coffee without sacrificing the taste. Our only compliant is that it’s very small and sometimes hard to get a table. (but well worth it)
Located in the Gramercy district, this place is sure to please. It’s cosiness and space is just perfect, not to mention the delish coffee! This is also a great spot for lunch. You might even spot a celeb or two here!
It’s all about traction & timing. With her infectious confidence & playfulness, Natalie Kathleen has grown her accessories brand from the ground up and now it’s time to accelerate to the next level….
My amazing friends, fans & followers you can help Sienna Ray & Co. get up close & personal with Jim Treliving & Bruce Croxon Dragons’ Den by commenting on the YouTube video below & share share share with all you can!!
Event Friday Sept 28th @ CBC Studios Vancouver
part of Social Media Week
Fashion week does not start until tomorrow…what’s a girl to do on this mighty fine Wednesday in New York City? Let’s make it a West Village kind of night @ Windsor! Today just happens to be the opening of football season, Giants verse Cowboys…and I know what you thinking (football really?) but it’s more about the eye candy then the game. The Windsor is not your typical sports bar, it is a SUPER CUTE small spot on on west 4th street with “social sensibility” (meaning a good crowd). Not only is the crowd and decor on point, but so is the food. So put on those skinny jeans and grab your girls after work for happy hour.
A sports bar in NYC not filled with tourists TOUCHDOWN ;) See you there xx
Online Sample Sale:
Our summer gift to you! We at Sienna Ray love our “fab fans”.
Submit your FAV summer excess photo to unlock your invitation to our exclusive online sample sale (up to 80% off styles!!). Please POST or EMAIL your photos to our facebook page or send directly to email@example.com, and we will post on your behalf. In return you will receive back our exclusively priced bags and footwear selection.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL + ground shipping, as always is included ;)
Summer Excess Contest Details:
*It gets even better! Whoever gets the most “likes” on their photo WINS A PAIR OF SIENNA RAY SUMMER SANDALS! Now that’s what we call celebrating summer excess in style ♥
- one photo per person…so make it your best!
- “like” us on facebook
- Get your friends & fam to like your photo, popularity wins this race!
Good luck and lets have some fun xx
Woo! Put the paperwork down and get out your swimsuit out…HOLIDAY VACA IS HERE! Whether you are jetting off to St Tropez (like Ms. Sienna Ray herself gathering inspirations for our next collection) or just taking a long weekend at your local beach, we have the ultimate holiday vaca packing guide for you. Now turn up your tunes and pull that suitcase out- lets go!
THE PERFECT SWIMSUIT
Crafted Tassel Bikini – ITS ALL ABOUT THE FRING!
Shimmi- gotta love strings & neon
Nora Kamali- figure flattering suit that works WONDERS
Milly- fun prints are HOT this season
DVF- floor length plunging neck YUM
Mulberry romper- fun & playful
JCrew- sexy beach skirt
ASOS- cheer top dresses are IN
Mason- how can you go wrong with a red hot pelum corset?
Sienna Ray “louise” glitzy flats- wear them to the beach or wear them to dinner…fashionable/functional
Valentino wedges- how can you resist?
Sienna Ray & Co. ‘pippit” mini cross body- the ULTIMATE travel/holiday bag
Sienna Ray & Co. “sunday” belt- sight seeing or beach time, this belt purse is perfect
Oasis multi bangles- get your arm party on!
pardon my swagg- Jimmy Swagg eyewear…get your stunna shades on
H&M- floppy hat, shade your face while looking fabulous
Frederic Fekki Summer Hair Zero Hummidty Frizz Control- need I say more?
MAC refined golden brozner- we never leave home without it
Neutrogena Agless Essentials with SPF 25- tan is hot, wrinkles are not
Maybelline Falsies mascara- fake eyelashes not needed
Stila lip glaze- sexy and natural kissable lips (do I smell a summer fling?)
Now your almost done packing!! Just a couple more things to add in that will make your vacation completely FABULOUS!
50 Shades of Grey set- Now I know what your thinking…BUT don’t you want to see what all this buzz is about? Kick your feet up and make sure you have a cold drink while reading because it is SUPPER STEAMY
Flo Rida- the full album from itunes will not disappoint
Yup, it’s official…there is now a full “hungover cure kit” for purchase including all the essentials
Now we have covered everything! Zip up your suitcase and have a wonderful holiday! xx
Sienna Ray & Co. will be hosting 2 fabulous sample sales this summer with up to 80% off samples & one-of-a-kind designs. This is too good to miss out!
NYC SAMPLE SALE: Wednesday June 13th from 6-10pm (will be extended June 14-15 9am-5pm by apt only)
location: 32 union sqaure east, #1017, New York, NY 10003
VANCOUVER SALE: Wednesday June 20th from 6-10pm (one night only!)
location: Spectrum Soiree Room, 111 Georgi St, Vancouver B.C.
Featuring: Sienna Ray & Co. handbags & footwear, Cuche swimwear, and special guest Jimmy Swagg eyewear from NYC
hope to see you all there! please RSVP for both events to firstname.lastname@example.org xo
Spring is the full swing! Here at Sienna Ray we are so excited to flaunt our new “field of dreams” SS12 collection filled with pops of bright color to accentuate any outfit! We also feel that there are some necessary wardrobe staples that every woman should get in her closet for spring 2012. We understand the terms “ballin on a budget” – basically look rich and shop cheap (as blogger Denny Wenny would say). Here are our tip picks- do I smell a shopping spree coming on? ;)
This bright yellow lemon structured blazer from Top Shop is a MUST! We love the color and it screams spring. For $132.00 it is a piece that will stay in your closet for quite some time.
This bright pink blazer from H&M is the definition of chic, and for $29.99- WHAT A STEAL! Can we please have this in every color??!!!
We have to be a bit bias ;) These sky blue “avenue” leather loafers are from Sienna Ray & Co.’s SS12 collection. They are made with the softest lambskin leather, “smooth as butter”. These babies are supper light, and will give you the illusion of walking on air! The avenue loafers go for $288…after all, shoes are a girls best friend.
Get your sparkle on! These glitzy glam flats are also from Sienna Ray & Co.’s SS12 collection. The “Louise” flats are the perfect summer shoe- from the beach to the Hamptons they are extremely wearable. They are made from the finest leathers…$149 & made to last! Every woman loves a little sparkle!
Step up your color game this spring! Colored jeans are in! Put away those old blue or black jeans, and get daring. These coral skinnies are from Paris Blues for Alloy, don’t worry you won’t have to break the bank- $29.90.
IN LOVE with these Jcrew tall café capris $89!!! They come in 9 different color options, what a perfect pair of pants for work! Spice up your office wardrobe with some color.
Simple, clean, and comfortable (in a variety of colors) for $ 17. Victoria Secret’s boyfriend T is a necessity for spring, and that’s that!!
What is summer really without a maxi dress? If this AX Paris bag over vest dress is not already in your closet then you are committing a fashion crime. For £20.00 get on it!
Three words: spring time swag! We are ♥’n the “Dalilha” sunnies by Jimmy Swagg. Big framed and oversized glasses are SO in for spring, get with the now. For $50 these shades will keep you cool all summer.
Sizzle this spring/summer in swimwear by Askua Collections. Now I know what your thinking, not everyone is ready to bust of the bikini. Aksua also does customized bathing suits to fit on any body type. We love their collections of color and prints, summa time fierce!
Well we had to save the best for last!! This “babette” mini-cross body by Sienna Ray & Co. is our #1 seller for spring $349 (a pretty penny yes but so worth it!). Whether you opt to grab the slim top handle or rock the adjustable chain strap, this bag is ready to go anywhere at anytime.
Boom, done, over. The “jolie” everyday satchel by Sienna will be your new best friend. Big enough to use as a carry-on for traveling, and versatile enough to be your go-to everyday thang $449.
Here is our weekend wishlist. Classic-simple-elegant & ALWAYS trendy. Lets start from the basics- shoes! We are loving these suede and leather “Hammerstrom” ankle boots from Aldo Shoes, the best part is they are on sale $69.98!!! (what a steal). Next the staple of your outfit, your handbag. The Sienna Ray “mimi” geo-fold clutch is perfect for the weekend. It is surprisingly spacious, lightweight, and chic. Time for some pizazz! Instead of wearing a necklace, try these fringe drop dangle earrings from H&M $5.95, can’t beat that. Tie is all together with a classic gold Michael Kors watch from Macy’s $160. Who says you can’t look rich but shop cheap?
Who says you can’t look fabulous in the rain? As fashionistas, we make a vow to look great RAIN or SHINE. Sometimes I secretly look forward to the rain because that means its time to bust out the trendy rain gear! What did you say? You don’t have any fab gear in your closet? Girl step your game up! Lucky for you we have some amazing pointers to help bump up your style into the fabulous category. First things-first: you MUST add in a rain coat- depending on your style. If your going for a classic look we highly recommend DKNY (they have a great fit that’s true to size & affordable) or if your going for a funky piece with some color try Michael Kors. Next up- rain boots: we are loving the trendy Vivienne Westwood jellies, and of course the classic Hunter wellies. The last accessory to complete your new rain gear-a fun and flashy umbrella: try larger all-in-one stores such as Target, and department stores like Macy’s. With all your new gear you’ll be singing in the rain. xo
Listen up ladies, we have the inside scoop for manicures that last more then a week. We all know that in the fashion industry nails are part of your complete outfit- they are also the first thing a potential client can notice while shaking hands. Who has the time to sit in a nail salon weekly? As women, we are constantly on the go and manicures tend to chip easily. Try out these three solutions to a long lasting manicure and see which one works best for you:
Shellac- Shellac is billed as the ultimate long-lasting manicure, and as I can’t keep my nails neat for more than three days, I was unable to say no to the chance of perfect nail polish for up to two weeks. Shellac combines the resilient finish of a gel nail overlay with the ease of paint-on color. The application process is simple. A clear base coat is applied, which is then ‘cured’ for 20 seconds in an ultraviolet lightbox. Two coats of colored polish follow, each of which needs a minute’s curing, then a high-gloss top-coat, a final 20-second blast of light and, voila, it’s all done. The average shellac manicure runs about $40.
Minx- Minx nails are the latest rage in Hollywood, and the trend is quickly picking up everywhere else. Celebrities like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rhianna are big fans, and the manicures were seen on the Paris Fashion Week runways, and in Vogue, Allure, Elle and In Style. Minx nails are a heated, flexible film that fit on top your nails, like a sticker. Your Minx manicurist will trim them up and seal them onto your nail. They are waterproof, chip-proof and chemical free. (AH-mazing!) The price of Minx nails range from $30-$55…but well worth it.
Sally Hanson Nail Stickers- If you are running low on cash & time try out Sally Hanson’s do it yourself nail stickers. These aren’t like the nail stickers of childhood, i.e. stick-ons of flowers or stars. Sally Hansen strips are made with real nail polish, and are supposed to look like they were painted onto your nails. The nail strips come in 24 different styles ranging from bright solids like orange and yellow to a multitude of patterns including animal prints, glitters, camo, and denim. Three easy steps and you are on your way to fabulous fingers! The best part about Sally Hanson’s are the price $9.99 a pack.
No matter what your beliefs, the upcoming holiday season is referred to as the busiest time of the year… As a self-proclaimed clotheshorse, the holidays begin early with sample sale season! This is the beginning of my favorite time of year. Time to hunt for all kinds of things! From presents for others to presents for myself there are great deals to be found! A word to the wise for this week, this is where I will be going:
Hanky Panky: “For a little something pretty” Tuesday Nov. 15 through to Friday, Nov. 17 at 260 Fifth Ave (b/w 28th and 29th)
White + Warren: “My FAVORITE store to walk into and feel all the glorious cashmere” Tuesday Nov. 15 and Wednesday Nov. 16th at 80 W 40th St (3rd Floor)
Armani: “Hurry! this began on Saturday Nov. 12th” Dresses, Shoes, Jeans, everything is marked down and waiting to be claimed! Through Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 317 W 33rd St
The Row: “If you’re willing to climb the corporate ladder you will be willing to brave the crowds.. it’s only on one day!” Career Wear Styles that easily transition to Happy Hour on Thursday Nov. 17th at 632 Hudson St.
The News Showroom: “Exactly how I picture the perfect sample sale, multi-brand with 60-90% off!” Thursday Nov. 17th through Saturday Nov. 19th at 495 Broadway
Sienna Ray xx
If you’re in NYC, prep your pocketbooks for a few hot sample sales this week! From Armani to Ana Sui to Christian Louboutin , brands are slashing prices. Mark your calendars! This week’s sales are so good, we’re getting giddy just thinking about them! NYC sample sale season has officially begun! Finally affordable high-end designer pieces we have been craving & lusting all year. Ready-set-GO…get your shop on!
These days everyone is searching for a good bargain, “the market” NYC is the perfect weekend stop to shop. Located on a block that is pretty quiet during the week, St. Patrick’s Youth Center’s gymnasium at 268 Mulberry Street is transformed into a wonderland of independent fashion every Saturday and Sunday. This trendy indoor market has become the showcase for some of the city’s best independent designers setting up tables and racks of cutting edge handmade clothing, jewelry, handbags, hats and more recently, artwork. Some designers have even opened up their own boutiques but they still remain loyal by selling each weekend at the Market. The Market attracts a mixed crowd of shoppers each weekend, including tourists from around the world, locals looking for the next big fashion trend, and there’s the occasional celebrity sighting too – Leonardo DiCaprio (incognito) has been seen picking up a t-shirt or two, Debra Messing likes the jewelry, and Sienna Miller. You never know what you’re going to find!
Who says champagne is only for special occasions? We believe that everyday is a celebration (the little things in life), or otherwise known as a “champagne campaign.” Do you know that champagne first gained it’s reputation because of it’s association with the anointment of French Kings? Europe decided to spread the message of this fab sparkling wine and it became a symbol of luxury and power. Now to the good stuff! Here is a little tip for you: pouring champagne while tilting the glass at an angle and gently sliding the liquid along the side will help you with all of those bubbles! (you can impress while your pour) If you are ready to dish out the doe then your best bet is a bottle of Moet. If you are ballin on a budget then we suggest a bottle of Asti- amazing taste for a cheap price. Also keep in mind if you want a sweet taste instead of brut look for the word “dolce” on the bottle. Enjoy for champagne…and don’t forget to share! ;)
I think that almost every fashionable women in the world has a new pair of “loubs” on their wish list. Christian Louboutin’s are usually known for their sky high stilettos with signature red bottoms- but these babies have stole my heart (and I’m sure yours too)! These fabulous “fred clous” flats are a bit more delicate then last seasons “fred flat spikes”, yet remain supper edgy at the same time. Of course there is one tiny catch to these puppies…their price tag at hefty $1, 295! (hey if you got it flaunt it)
If you are balling on a budget try these options. They might not be Christian Louboutins BUT they are still supper trendy and have the same style aesthetic. (plus way more affordable)
All fashionable females tend to clean out their closets every season to make room for the new wonderful wardrobe. No need to toss this trendy treat, a classic trench coat is every woman’s closet trophy piece. This modern military-inspired update to the classic trench is a MUST! Faux-leather trim, belted cuffs and epaulettes tie the look together for a stylish twist. With a retail price of $138 the Express trench fills the slot for our fab find!
Finally there is a perfect fall dress that is affordable and is offered in so many styles! This fab find from H&M is a long-sleeved v-neck cut (comfortable) jersey dress that retails for an affordable $ 14.95…what a steal! The dress is available in: black, powder beige, camel, orange, snakeskin pattern, and blue patter. Why not buy it in every color? Wanna spice it up? Simply add your fav skinny belt to the waist…or better yet a Sienna Ray bag from our f.w2011 collection!
Colored leaves, cool breeze, and pumpkin spice lattes (yumm) can only mean one thing…October has arrived and fall is in full swing. Finally we can express our fashion creativity with lots of layers and great seasonal accessories. Bring on the fur, tights, sweaters, and scarves! My favorite fall theme pieces this year can be summed up with long sleeve dresses, anything that’s knit, ponchos, and fur vests. Keep it clean with muted tones of tan, camel, light rose, and add some deep purple for a pop of color. Some great affordable finds displayed on our trend board include: an orche jacquard tunic sweater dress from Miss Selfridge, cream floral print snood scarf from Topshop, and a canny curry blazer by MBYM. Did somebody say fall shopping spree?
This labor day weekend I found myself sitting alone in my new apartment with no cable or internet service. After hours of unpacking and cleaning, I decided to re-watch the first of the Harry Potter (HP) series, Harry Potter and the Sourcerous Stone. The scene where HP bought all the candy from the candy truck on the train got me really envious and craving sweets. I did some research and came upon these cool retro sweets shops in the UK.
Click on the images to learn more about each store.
I had been out to dinner with my best friend and her parents at a nice French restaurant. Little did I know dinner would last four hours. Her mom was allergic to wheat, her sister was allergic to shellfish, and my friend is lactose intolerant. Ordering food was made very hard because of that. Living a certain lifestyle because of an allergy or strict diet can be difficult… Which is why I admire the founders of Vegan Cuts, an online vegan flash sale website.
They offers deals on beauty products, food, jewelry, and fashion. Its aim is to help customers discover new vegan stores and to encourage vegan shopping. Deals available to US as well as Canadian customers.
P.S. Vegan Cuts is redesigning their logo. Be sure to check out their blog to cast your vote on which new logo you like best!
I got very excited when Natalie suggested I write about Tubo Hotel in Mexico. That is because their website is partially written in Spanish- my minor finally came in handy aha! To be honest, I read a short blurb in Spanish on the welcome page before quickly clicking onto the “Frequently Asked Questions” tab.
What amazes me about the place isn’t the ambiance, decor, or concept, but the price. The room goes for only $500 pesos all year round! Take a look at what cool architecture the hotel is!
…way too many great summery pieces to choose from!
thursday july 28th 11am-7pm
dace | one of a few | erin templeton
@300 – 76 W. 6th Ave (@ Manitoba)
With the upcoming celebration of 4th of July in the U.S. and Canada day on July 1st, it seems everybody is taking off for vacation. Deciding to go on vacation is easy. The hard part is deciding where to go. Most spend a lot of time researching hotels on the internet to find the best deal for their bucks. Allow me introduce you to Mr. & Mr. Smith, a website that will make planning your trip seem like a breeze.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a luxury website that anonymously reviews stylish boutique hotels and vacation rentals in order to ensure their customers have a great time on their vacation. The list of countries one can visit goes on and on, but do not fret un-decisive ones, their website is very easy to navigate. You also get a bottle of champagne at check in if you book with Mr. & Mrs. Smith – now that’s my kind of lush!