GAL APPROVED Weekend: St. Tropez in NYC, Clear Skin and PB!By DIVAGALS | July 5, 2013 | Entertainment, Gal Approved
VISIT. Can’t get away this weekend? Live in the Big Apple? Then check out La Marina, located in Upper Manhattan. With its stunning Hudson River views, cozy cabanas and a “beach” complete with sand, it’s what The Wall Street Journal describes as NYC’s own “St. Tropez.”
Just a short walk from the A-train takes you to delicious seafood, yummy cocktails and rich ambiance that will make you feel like a jet setter, without spending a fortune on the plane fare!
TASTE. File this under “Yum!” We recently discovered all natural spices and seasonings made by Frontier, right here in the U.S. In our test kitchen, we sautéed shrimp in garlic, mixed them with smoked salmon and angel hair pasta, added our pesto, popped in a few dashes of Frontier smoked sea salt and voila: a dish that pairs nicely with barbeque fare! What we love about Frontier is that its smoke essence is real and free of nasty chemicals. Frontier offers a wide variety of seasonings and teas. Visit www.frontiercoop.com for more info.
CLEAR. Keeping your skin clear when the summer heat is mounting a sweat invasion can make it seem like an impossibility. Enter Murad Essential-C Cleanser, a vitamin-packed scrub that removes environmental impurities with a burst of citrus. The DivaGals keep it in the shower, to give our faces a scrub down before we hit the sheets.
SAVOR. We admit it, we love peanut butter on just about anything! So we were in heaven when Peanut Butter & Co. invited us to their Summer Fancy Food Show 2013 private VIP party at Rogue & Canon. We tested PB on burgers (zesty!) and in noodles (yum!), and sipped on PB-friendly libations. As for the life-sized jar of Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams we received in our gift bags, we’re sure we’ll figure out a ton of ways to enjoy it!