#SCBDEventRecap: .@HavanaCentral Empanadas for Nat’l Empanada Day

  When I walked into Havana Central on West 46th street in New York, the atmosphere was loud, chaotic and busy. Well, I guess National Empanada Day had something to do with it, right? Probably. Regardless, I was assigned to try these wonderful empanadas and reveal just how fabulous they tasted. I was greeted by Ashley, the lovely Social Media and Marketing Manager, who took me under his wing and sat with me as I tried three empanadas. Since I cannot have cheese,(Yes it’s a total buzzkill, don’t you think I know?) I chose Chicken Sofrito, Shrimp Sofrito and Beef Picadillo. All of … Continue reading

#SCBDBeauty: Makeup Application Tips and Tricks from .@bluemercury Spa in @TropicanaAC

I stopped in Bluemercury Makeup, Skincare, and Spa store in Tropicana Resort and Casino the last time I was in Atlantic City. I stopped in during some down time to take a look at the spa packages, makeup, and skin care products offered. I have shopped here before and love the staff; they are always so helpful and knowledgeable. This particular time I came across a very experienced young woman, Christina Judeich, who helped me with some products. We hit it off from the start; she was so easy to talk to about makeup, skincare, and life in general. So easy … Continue reading

#SCBDExclusive: Order your copy of .@CookingLight’s Dinnertime & Recipe Survival Guide by .@RMNutrition!

  Cooking Light, the nation’s leading epicurean brand, has teamed up with author, mother of two boys and registered dietitian Sally Kuzemchak to publish a celebration of the family meal with tips and tricks on solving your toughest dinner dilemmas with Dinnertime Survival Guide. ($24.95) that came out this Tuesday, April 22, 2014!! These days, parents are juggling more roles, time shortages and responsibilities than ever before. But somehow, some way, dinner still has to get on the table. Cooking Light’s Dinnertime Survival Guide is the perfect handbook to help moms and dads navigate mealtime by arming them with strategies, … Continue reading

#SCBDReview: @RestauranThalia; a #NYC Theatre District Restaurant Worth Going To

Thalia (New York, Ny)   Thalia is located on Eighth Avenue in New York. It looks like it would be a small place but in fact it is not. The ceilings are high. The bar is outstanding with a lounge area with couches. Then it opens up to the dining area. The dining room has different levels of seating and a huge glass wall that has all the wine on display that they offer. My boyfriend and I came here for lunch and got reservations through Open Table. We were greeted and seated. Our table was cute against a column, … Continue reading

#SCBDEventRecap: @ACFashionWeek 2014

I had the opportunity recently to attend Atlantic City Fashion Week from February 28th through March 2nd. The event was held at the Pier Shops at Caesar’s, which is a beautiful building right on the ocean in Atlantic City. The event brought out designers from all over. The atmosphere at the event was just fun and energetic all weekend! The first night of the event featured ready-to-wear and plus-size designs. The first few designers specialized in kids wear. The designs were adorable and so were the models. One of the crowds’ favorites was Yallipop who incorprated bright colors and fun … Continue reading

#SCBDEventRecap: .@NeimanMarcus #SpringSoiree hosted by .@DanaPrigge

Photo credit: Lora Warnick The better weather has finally sprung with warmer temperatures in New Jersey. Dana Prigge’ of DailyFashionista.com and Bella NYC magazine recently held a fashion event at Neiman Marcus Last Call in Paramus, NJ.                                  Small Chick Big Deals is always on the hunt for the best deals in fashion, food and lifestyle so I was looking forward to hearing about Dana’s picks of the season. Some of the looks featured was this great faux leather moto jacket in white, a gorgeous … Continue reading

#SCBDReview: @Ipsy Beauty Glam Bag Subscription: January UPDATE

So this is my update to the mishap that happened to my January Ipsy Beauty Glam Bag. Everything was pretty ruined because of the leaked products. So Ipsy got right back to me and said they wanted to send me a replacement one. Some products may vary. Within this new bag I received the same bag, another Soy Tri-Wheat leave in conditioner  by Healthy Sexy Hair, Nourish Organic Face Lotions, Elizabeth Mott Smooth liner, and Mica beauty lip balm. The one new product that they did send was a purifying exfoliant by Epice. This product was great. It smelled a … Continue reading

#SCBDEvent: Save the Dates… .@MontclairFW 2014 kicks off May 31st!

  We here at SCBD are happy to announce that we will be attending the Montclair Food + Wine Festival 2014! Founder and Executive Director Melody Kettle is pleased to announce that acclaimed Chef Floyd Cardoz of Battery Park City’s North End Grill will be a participating chef. “New Jersey has wonderfully talented chefs,” notes Chef Cardoz. “I am honored to live in New Jersey and thrilled to contribute to this significant culinary event.”   Photos courtesy of MFWF FESTIVAL KICK-OFF Save the Date! Saturday, May 31st with a Grand Tasting at the Montclair Art Museum. Event tickets are $95 (general admission) from 7-9 pm. VIP tickets … Continue reading

#SCBDBeauty: Get the Most Out of Your Cosmetics with .@nakedcosmetics and @cailyncosmetic

  If you ask anyone who knows me, they’ll tell you that I am a full blown girly-girl. I’ve always had an affinity for clothes, makeup, and anything that sparkles. As you can imagine, being a girly-girl can be very demanding and pretty expensive. Luckily, I’ve recently discovered some tried and true products that are worth every cent of my girly-girl budget. I recently attended the International Makeup Artists Trade Show, (IMATS) a convention where makeup artists, vendors, and enthusiasts gather to share their knowledge and love of all things makeup! Along with awesome deals, workshops, and guest speakers, there … Continue reading

#SCBDExclusive: .@KingsFoodMkts and @earthboundfarm Team Up for Earth Day

    In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, Kings Food Market and Earthbound Farm are partnering up to encourage Earth-friendly shopping through their exclusive “Make Everyday Earth Day” promotion. “Kings is excited to continue this partnership with Earthbound Farm in 2014,” said Paul Kneeland, Vice President of Produce, Floral, Meat and Seafood for Kings Food Markets. “Our customers enjoyed it so much last year that we wanted to bring it back again this year, encouraging sustainability awareness all year long. Many of our stores offer the largest selection of organic produce, grocery products, meats and responsibly sourced seafood … Continue reading

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