GAL APPROVED Weekend: Midtown Eatery Goodness and Sexy Pieces To Stock Up For Summer! Plus: One Fancy Brush!

By   |   March 2, 2012   |   Entertainment, Gal Approved

EAT. Finding a great eatery in New York City is no easy feat. Not only do you have to think about the quality of the food, but about location, location, location. That’s why the DivaGals were so glad to discover Contorno’s. As Luxe Gal puts it, “it’s a pasta lover’s heaven tucked away discretely inside the newly renovated Holiday Inn in Midtown — a prime tourist and shopping mecca at 31st and 6th Avenue. You can escape the crowds and enjoy a rich meal in comfort.” Vegans will love the Shrimp Al Pancha with White Heirloom Beans, but the master chef has many more scrumptious offerings for carnivores, like the Hand Rolled Ricotta Gnocchi w/ Wild Boar Bolognese annd Shaved Dry Ricotta. There’s an extensive wine list with libations coming straight from Italy, and weekly happy hours, so get your ciao on and make a reservation! (Contorno’s, 30 W. 31st St., 212-760-0301)

SUN. You may be thinking, “it’s too early to scoop up a summer wardrobe,” but it’s not. That’s what TV DivaGal learned when she set off for a Caribbean cruise last month. Luckily, she had been by the American Eagle Outfitters summer press preview and scored a few of their upcoming summer items, including a soft striped hoodie in buttery yellow and white, and oh-so-cute boy short trunks, perfect for hanging out on the lido deck. Score you summer fashions early, just because, at

BRUSH. Who says your toothbrush can’t be stylish? That’s the thought behind REACH’S newest collection, REACH BYdesign, influenced by some of the coolest celebs you know, including Bravo’s Jeff Lewis. The best part about making this discovery inside stylist Robert Verdi‘s Luxe Lounge retreat? Fashion bloggers got their own chance to style a handle. I picked a criss-crossed pattern in shades of pink and green. Yeah, you know why! Get yours at

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