A start to a great year starts off with a fabulous Birchbox! The first product is a Skinny Liquid Eyeliner by Eyeko. I received two, one in ‘original’ and one in black, they seam the same to me though. They went on really easily, and I could even blend them before they dried. So this way if I mess up, I can fix it before it dries. They go on so smooth and stay on long, they didn’t smudge once they dried and didn’t rub off. I recommend this if you are looking for a long lasting, easy application liquid … Continue reading →
After the all the time you spent planning and saving for your time away, the last thing you need is something to get in the way of actually enjoying it. With a little bit of mindfulness and planning ahead, you can stay on top of any unforeseen issues, and enjoy your vacation just as imagined! Images via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1. Healthy snacks. Most likely, each meal of your trip will not be planned out ahead of time. We all know how quickly those fast food options can turn into added pounds on our backside. Instead, … Continue reading →
The Academy Awards are the hottest event in Hollywood. It’s a night of glitz, glam, and all the fabulous celebrities you could ever imagine. Unfortunately, most of us commoners will never get to hit the red carpet and join in these festivities. Luck for you, there are other options for you to feel just a fabulous as the Oscar nominees themselves! This Sunday, Ken & Cook Restaurant and Bar will be holding an Oscars viewing party for all of you movie-buffs and Hollywood wanna-be’s. Guests are asked to dress in their best black tie attire to walk the red carpet and … Continue reading →
Get ready fashionistas! Atlantic City Fashion Week is back in Atlantic City, NJ this weekend from February 28th until March 2nd. The event is compared to the likes of fashion week in NYC, Paris, and Milan. There will be many exciting guests and designers at ACFW this year such as past contestants from Project Runway, Cory Wade Hindorff from America’s Next Top Model, current Miss NJ Cara McCollum, and many other important people! The fashion shows will take place at The Pier Shops at Caesar’s, located just off the boardwalk in Atlantic City. It is a beautiful venue that features … Continue reading →
What’s the best way to say farewell to February and hello to March? THE NYC CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL – SPRING SEASONAL! You know exactly what I am about to say. …I’M SO EXCITED. 150 craft beers from all over the country, unlimited 2 oz tastings, and the most amazing, exciting energy in New York City! Uhm hello, best weekend ever? YES. There’s also delicious food – a tantalizing spread, that never fails to pair perfectly with my beer tastings! Here’s the event information — but hurry! Tickets are selling out! Click here to get your tickets! Friday, Feb. 28th (One … Continue reading →
Located on 1637 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia is the best little Italian restaurant I have ever visited. Small Chick and I arrived and were greeted by very friendly staff and were welcomed right away to our seats. Upon sitting I noticed the charm and beauty you would expect to see in an authentic Italian restaurant. After taking our seats we were asked if we would like red or white wine which came complimentary for the evening. We were explained how the evening was going to go, including a five course meal and complimentary cordials at the end of the night! Excited we … Continue reading →
Small Chick and I headed into Philly to visit Eviama Life Spa on 109 S. 13th Street. Upon arriving we noticed the gorgeous setting after stepping off of the elevator. You would think you walked into a completely different world, it’s so tranquil and relaxing. After walking in we were greeted by very friendly and knowledgeable staff. We were given an amazing loose leaf tea to enjoy while waiting for our spa rooms to be set up. We were taken to a beautiful front room to relax and wait. It had a beautiful view of the city so peaceful and beautiful. During our wait Sara and I read our birthdays in a very accurate astrology book! When it was time we were walked back into beautiful spa rooms to get ready for our spa samplers. I got a Kansa Wand Samplerthey use an ancient ayurvedic tool to draw out excess acid and expressions of heat in the body. It was so relaxing and peaceful. Sara got the scalp massage where they used Neem scalp lotion. I can honestly say I went in there very stressed and overwhelmed due to my busy life and walked out feeling calm and relaxed and Sara said she felt the same way. After our spa services we were given a tour of the facility, we got to see all of the beautiful rooms, and hear the back stories behind the beautiful architecture and set up from owner Penny. Eviama Life Spa is a hidden treasure in Philly and I would suggest it to anyone looking for an amazing holistic experience right in the city. They offer classes, as well as many amazing services which are all listed on their website
Eviama also has a boutique set up right in the front of their store where they sell many items such as handmade jewelry, soaps, body butters, makeup aroma therapy items as well as the items they use during the spa services they offer. I ended up walking away with an amazing Spruce Bath they used on the towels during my service. It smells like Christmas and is super relaxing I can’t wait to try it in a bath at home!
I am so happy we got to experience and visit this spa. I highly recommend you visit and book your next spa service with Eviama!
Eviama is giving our readers a discount! Use code SOEVIAMA Post Valentine for their whole purchase one time only, not combined with other offers, 15% boutique discount including Dr.H, jewelry, bath salts, hand cream, triple milled soaps and everything in the boutique good until March 31st 2014! Stop by and take advantage of this great deal!
Until next time!
*Disclaimer: The PR team sent us to the spa. We were not required to write about these experiences and our opinions are our own and unbiased.*
When it comes to fitness, anyone who knows me will describe my outlook in one word: obsessed. Naturally, when I got the opportunity to attend PEDAL NYC’s 2nd anniversary party, I was ecstatic. PEDAL stands for “Physical Excellence Delivered Around Life,” but they’re not just referring to how they can change your body and your life. The PEDAL facility is divided into two rooms: the SpinBin and the Catalyst. The SpinBin is a room of cycles where you can get your spin on and sweat your butt off and the Catalyst sports TRX (suspension bodyweight training), Sandbells, Kettlebells, as well … Continue reading →
Recently, the SCBD Team attended a pizza making class at Morristown, New Jersey’s own Millie’s Old World Meatballs and Pizza. Millie’s is a family style restaurant that was first opened by two brothers in honor of their grandmother and boasts an extensive menu of authentic Italian cuisine prepared in wood-fire and coal-burning ovens. Read what the team had to say about Millie’s, but be warned: your taste buds will soon be screaming for a taste of Millie’s dinner menu! Being founder & Editor-in-chief of SCBD, I am always happy and love to give my team and I awesome experiences that … Continue reading →
Birch box is becoming bigger than ever, recently they partnered with Cynthia Rowley as their official makeup sponsor. This is the makeup sponsor for her Fall 2014 clothing line. This special line is exclusively available at Birchbox.com and Jouer and Vasanti. The vibe of this Fall line includes a racing stripe and the colors of plum and blue as the main liners and powder for your face. Included in the makeup look was: (from Birchbox.com) Cynthia Rowley Eye Shadow Palette – No.1 Limited Edition *Currently for sale Cynthia Rowley Beauty Pencil Eye Liner – Sky Blue *Launching in April 2014 Vasanti … Continue reading →