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Toyota’s Girlfriend Adventures Series (Episodes 1 – 4)

August 4th, 2013 by Christen

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Salsa

Looking for ways to enjoy your Summer In The City?  No matter where you live in the world, there’s always unique experiences you can find almost anywhere.  There’s no better place in the world like New York City in the summertime, and I want to explore everything the city has to offer.  So I thought, why not bring along my girls to do things that we’ve never done before for Essence Magazine’s “Girlfriend Adventures” series.  Our first adventure, SALSA DANCING!

 

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Check out what happens when we take on salsa lessons at Step Into Salsa NY at Pearl Studios in NYC.


Summer In The City

Looking for ways to enjoy your Summer In The City?  No matter where you live in the world, there’s always unique experiences you can find almost anywhere.  There’s no better place in the world like New York City in the summertime, and I want to explore everything the city has to offer.  So I thought, why not bring along my girls to do things that we’ve never done before for Essence Magazine’s “Girlfriend Adventures” series.  We’ve already gone salsa dancing, so our next stop?  Indoor rock climbing at Brooklyn Boulders.

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What is Brooklyn Boulders?  Brooklyn Boulders is New York City’s only fully dedicated rock climbing gym and one of the East Coasts’ largest.  With 22,000 square feet of climbing surface and a dedicated and skilled setting staff, Brooklyn Boulders offer both a premium training ground for advanced climbers and a variety of climbs for the total beginner.  So whether you’re a seasoned 5.13 climber or just found yourself interested in trying something new, come to BKB and find what you’re looking for. (Located at 575 Degraw St. in Brooklyn – visit BrooklynBoulders.com for more info.)

Check out what happens when we take on the rock wall for the first time at Brooklyn Boulders in Brooklyn, NY.


 

 

Looking for ways to enjoy your Summer In The City?  No matter where you live in the world, there’s always unique experiences you can find almost anywhere.  There’s no better place in the world like New York City in the summertime, and I want to explore everything the city has to offer.  So I thought, why not bring along my girls to do things that we’ve never done before for Essence Magazine’s “Girlfriend Adventures” series.  We’ve tackled the rock wall in Brooklyn, and learned some salsa moves, so our next stop?  Spicing it up in the kitchen at Cook&Go.

 

 

 

 

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What is Cook&Go?  Cook&Go Culinary Studio allows participants, who are not professional chefs, to learn culinary skills in a fun, relaxed environment.  Original menus test the limits of culinary aesthetics, while at the same time respecting traditions.  There is a spirit of fun making dishes that are accessible to all skill levels.  You don’t have to be a professional chef, you just need to have a passion for learning, sharing (and eating!). Cook & Go uses high quality, fresh products and a passion for teaching to help you to create healthy, well balanced meals.

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I had such an amazing time and each dish we prepared exceeded my expectation of deliciousness!  This foodie’s dream came true inside of that kitchen, so much so a food blog could be in the works soon… maybe DivasandForks.com? (HA!)

 


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girlfriend adventures

 

Looking for ways to enjoy your Summer In The City?  No matter where you live in the world, there’s always unique experiences you can find almost anywhere.  There’s no better place in the world like New York City in the summertime, and I want to explore everything the city has to offer.  So I thought, why not bring along my girls to do things that we’ve never done before for Essence Magazine’s “Girlfriend Adventures” series.  We’ve tackled the rock wall in Brooklyn, learned some salsa moves AND stepped up our game in the kitchen – so our next stop?  High flying adventures at Trapeze School New York!

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What is Trapeze School New York?  Trapeze School New York (TSNY) is dedicated to making flying trapeze available to anyone who seeks inspiration, challenge, fitness or just a couple hours of unique fun. Located atop Pier 40 at Chelsea Piers, TSNY offers flying trapeze classes for all levels (first-timers and beginners welcome) as well as intensive multi-session workshops for more advanced flyers.  girlfriend adventures

Remember that Sex And The City Episode? (SATC Season 6 Episode 82 to be exact…) – let’s face it, if you’re a woman and a writer in New York, chances are you’ve experienced at least one Carrie moment in your life… and this was my moment…

Carrie Bradshaw Trapeze

 

 


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For a behind-the-scene look at all the up the wall action, visit our travel channel at DivasOnDestinations.com.

A Few Good Apps For Fashion Week Fun! {Infographic}

August 29th, 2012 by Christen

Using your smartphone for all your New York Fashion Week needs is now easy as pie!  HTC put together some helpful tips and tricks on how to get the most out of Fashion Week using an HTC smartphone (below). Advanced camera features and easy access to social networks make it easier than ever to stay in the loop while making your way to shows, events and after parties throughout Fashion Week.

What are some of your favorite apps to use during fashion week!  Share in the comments section below!

Summertime Fun On The Go With HMDX Jam Speakers (GIVEAWAY)

July 4th, 2012 by Christen

If you’re checking out the beach or any outdoor summertime activity this holiday weekend, the HMDX Jam Speaker should definitely be on your gadget “go-to” list!  Unlike other bluetooth speakers, the HMDX Jam Speaker gives you quality sound in a sleek compact speaker that you can fit in your purse or bag & carry it anywhere on the go.  The HMDX Jam connects wirelessly up to 30-feet away and works with all Bluetooth-enabled smartphones, tablets and laptops/desktops including iPhone, iPad & iPod.  The rechargeable, lithium-ion battery delivers up to four hours of wireless play.

HMDX Jam is available in six “flavors” — Strawberry, Grape, Blueberry, Blackberry, Apricot and Apple — and is available nationwide, virtually anywhere portable electronics are sold, including Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Kohl’s, and more.

 

Simply charge the device (3 hours are required for a full charge) via the micro USB chord through the computer and you’re ready for quality sound, no matter where you are!  Using the Line in audio jack, you can watch movies from the pool or beach for up to 12 hours OR use the bluetooth connectivity for up to 4 hours of music.

 

I love packing my small HMDX Jam while traveling – you never know when you need your soundtrack while on the go.

The small size and sweet sound of the HMDX Jam Bluetooth Wireless Speaker makes it perfect for almost any setting, from the kitchen to the bedroom, the college student’s dorm room, the office, the boat and beyond!  HMDX Jam is the perfect travel companion to bring your music with you.  The tapered cylinder-shaped HMDX Jam comes fresh-packed and sealed in a distinctive clear jar, topped with a metal lid, and featuring vibrant, fruit-inspired colors.

 

How’d you like to win your own HMDX Jam Speaker?  Tell us where you’d enjoy summertime fun with the HMDX Jam Speaker below and you could win!

 

One winner selected will win a HMDX Jam Speaker (valued at $39.99) CONTEST ENDS 7/11/12

 

:: UPDATE ::  We want to share our love of wireless fun on the go with more!  We’re now selecting TWO winners for an HMDX Jam Speaker ($39.99 each) CONTEST ENDS 7/13/12.  ENTER BELOW!

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