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Monday
Apr072008

One Night in New York City...

Soon after arriving to New York City for my Day in the Life of a Glam Beauty Editor, I checked into my trendy room in the new boutique hotel, Hotel East Houston on the Lower east_houston_hotel.jpgEast Side of Manhattan. It was a rather small hotel, but full of the finest minimalist furnishings, with dark hardwood floors throughout complimented by a neutral color scheme.
The overall feel was trendy, yet comforting, all the same time. The bathroom was stocked with Bulgari products - oh, they smelled beautiful, and my bed was super comfy and helped me get much needed rest after my two super busy (and late night) days in the city. The service at the Hotel was impeccable. I was a bit afraid to venture out on my own as I had never been to the Lower East Side, but I did make it out for a few blocks to discover some great local bakeries and delicatessens. Yum.

After all my fellow beauty bloggers arrived, we met for a drink and made our way over to the ultra trendy and quite eclectic wd-50 restaurant, home of top chef Wylie Dufresne. We ate dinner in the wine cellar, where wewd_50_appetizer.jpg were treated to delicacies of which I have never heard of before. (If you are a foodie who likes to experiment with food, this is the place for you.) The evening was put together by some of the best media specialists in the beauty and skin care industry, those of Rpr Marketing Communications. It was a delight to meet Jamie, of whom I had worked with in the past on some great projects (Neutrogena, RoC, Aveeno, Clean and Clear), Mora, and Cora, founder and president of the firm. I loved getting to know everyone at the table. We shared  our favorite beauty products (which many of us had in common) and discussing where we thought the beauty blogging industry would be in the next year at this time. We also learned of some great beauty, especially anti-aging, innovations that will be out on the market soon.  Thanks Rpr for a wonderful evening, and the beautiful Kenneth Jay Lane Flower Ring. I cannot wait to share all the info on the new products debuting soon.

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Around midnight, I got in the car sent for us, with a few of the other girls and made my way back to the hotel to promplty hit the sack. I to wake up and be ready at 8:15 for Day Two. Stay tuned, as this was our jam packed day full of fun, beauty hot spots and beauty products galore. 

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Monday
Apr072008

Meet Bobbi Brown at Bloomingdales!

I was just notified of a great event that any beauty or Bobbi Brown fan in the NYC area should not miss.

Bobbi Brown is taking appointments for two hours, while her team will be there all day. Call 212-705-2055 to reserve your spot.

Check it out!

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Do let me know if you score a spot and come back here to comment on the experience. I wish I could go, as it would be a dream come true for me to meet Bobbi Brown.  

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Saturday
Apr052008

The Day in the Life of a Beauty Editor.

Being a beauty editor is hard work.

If you did not know, India-Jewel Jackson is the very talented, glamorous, and generous beauty editor for Glam.com, also writing their official beauty blog, GlamBlush.  India spends most days waking up early in her hometown of New York City, having breakfast appointments and private store tours, spa treatments, salon visits, press lunches, roundtable discussions, writing her articles, and then is off to trendy New York hot spots for dinner with fantastic beauty industry experts and publicists. India is a true pro and takes her lifestyle all in stride. And she does it with such style and grace. I am in awe.

Most of the time I am lucky enough to do my beauty writing and editing from my beauty product haven in my home office. This week, though, I spent the most outrageous 36 hours living a true New York beauty editors life.  Let's just say that my feet are sore with my mind and body exhausted. When making the rounds with India and Susan, the Glam.com Fashion Editor and blogger for GlamChic over the last day and a half, though, I have come to respect and admire not only both India and Susan, I have a new found respect for the industry as a whole.

Stay tuned for all of the juicy details on where I went, who I got to meet, what I saw and more. What a great and fun time it was. I have so much to tell you about this wonderful 36 hours that I got to share with some other beauty blogging greats. And be sure to be check out their accounts of our whirlwind days in New York:
Patrice from Afrobella, Alison from Beauty Snob, Christina from eBeautyDaily, Erin from Make Her Up, Tia from Shake Your Beauty, and Lianne from The Makeup Girl.

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photo from the beautiful Afrobella

I need to regroup and get all the photos together and will spill all about the fun with some posts tomorrow and many more days to come. Most of all right now, I need to thank India, Susan and all the great people from Glam that made this possible! *Muah*

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