Instant Vintage 78’s 3rd Annual ‘Guys & Dolls Vintage Pop-Up Shop’

Last weekend, Instant Vintage 78 hosted their ‘3rd Annual Guys & Dolls Vintage Pop-Up Shop’ in Washington, DC at Penn Social! They successfully turned the entire bottom floor of Penn Social into a vintage shopping mall and the pieces were priceless!
Hosted by Fashion Designer and Stylist KAS, with sounds by DJ Amen Ra, the vibe for this year’s pop-up shop was all things ’70s and there was even the infamous peacock chair on site for photo opps!
The vintage and hand made vendors who participated are as follows: Be Spoke Not Broke, Kurated By Kizzy Evae, Revolution Vintage, 1 Image, The Rough, Terminology, Love Allie, Keeper’s Vintage, Carpe Luxe Vintage, 3 Shades Chic, Melli Belli Craft, Kas Lifestyle & Instant Vintage 78
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Photos & Video By: J2Design

Yoga Is My Gym Retreat in Colorado Canyon Country

If you think yoga is all about relaxation, mindfulness and getting your Zen on , the Yoga is My Gym Retreat will give your mindset a 180.

The Retreats Unlimited/Wild Wellness retreat will be led by Gwen Lawrence. Lawrence is the yoga coach for, among many professional athletes and celebrities, the NFL’s NY Giants. Gwen is also a partner in Yoga is My Gym “YMG”.

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Ask the athletes and celebrities who have trained with Lawrence and you’ll hear comments like “It was the hardest workout I’ve ever done.”

The YMG Retreat will challenge the body with Power and Flow classes, and quiet the mind with Restorative yoga and meditation. There is also time for horseback riding, spa time and excursions into Canyon Country on foot or by ATV.

Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa has garnered awards from Forbes, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure and Virtuoso. Its’ location nestled in Unaweep Canyon, one of the most unique red rock canyons in the world, is the ideal setting for this retreat.

The program includes 4 days/3 night’s accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, shuttle service to and from the airport, all taxes and gratuities, two excursions and a daily gift bag.  An Early Bird Promotion is available until October 3, 2016 for $2,762/double occupancy and $3188/single occupancy. The retreat does not include airfare, but flights can be booked through Retreats Unlimited.


Yoga Is My Gym

Yoga Is My Gym is a one-stop shop for authentic & athletic adults who value their health, a great workout, mental & physical flexibility, and most importantly, who keep it real.

Retreats Unlimited

Retreats Unlimited is a full-service retreat company offering fitness, self-improvement and wellness vacations. Unlike any other, our retreats and wellness holidays are in destinations that are unique. The resorts are luxurious and each retreat offers unique experiences.

Wild Wellness Travel

Wild Wellness Travel creates balanced vacations based on a philosophy that includes stress reduction, fitness, cultural involvement, self-care and food education. With these five pillars we promote and offer transformational wellness experiences internationally.

Urban Stems Floral Design Workshop with Baltimore

UrbanStems is an on-demand flower delivery service sending happiness in DC, NY, and now Baltimore! We deliver beautiful, custom designed bouquets starting at $35 via bike couriers within two hours. We’re expanding quickly and will be delivering in Philly soon, too.
At UrbanStems, we firmly believe that you can’t buy happiness, but you can send flowers, and that’s pretty much the same thing! We created UrbanStems to make it easy, affordable and fun to make someone’s day (or your own) with stunning bouquets and gifts. We’re in the business of inspiring delight in our team, our customers, and our community, and every decision we make stems from our ultimate goal: to make the world a happier place.
UrbanStems: @sendurbanstems (Twitter and Instagram), #SendHappyBmore
Photographer, Isaiah Winters: @isaiahrw (Twitter and Instagram)
Location, Ceremony Coffee, 520 Park Ave: @ceremonycoffee (Twitter and Instagram)
Hashtags: #SendHappyBmore


Eva Longoria Exclusively for The Limited

Eva Longoria announced her new fashion collaboration with THE LIMITED brand. On August 15, 2016 Eva for The Limited collection will launch in stores nationwide.


The national chain’s known for their classic style and on-trend accessories!  Eva’s collection will showcase knit dresses, tailored suits, and cape blazers.

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The brand has also shared (online) a few of the pieces that can be purchased in stores. Eva Longoria was seen wearing a Knit Jacquard Dress from her collection during the Democratic National Convention.

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Alex Malay Boutique – Chic Southern Style

The Mission Of Alex Malay
Alex Malay is chic southern style with a modern twist incorporating trendy flare with classic pieces that pop. It’s a game changer from what some may have limited southern fashion to be. Our boutique offers something trendy and classic for every lady who loves fashion. Alex Malay differs in that it can be challenging to shop for exclusive and limited edition items in a high end department store. At our boutique, we offer one-of-a-kind styles that fashionistas would love to rock at any time or occasion and still make a striking fashion statement. You’ll find Alex Malay in the streets, at a party, in the boardroom, on the beach, on a plane, and even at a soccer game.
Combined with my years of creative knowledge, fashion designing, fashion styling, fashion consulting, and beauty consulting, I have an eye for detail and beauty and the ability to communicate to my clients on a level where they understand. I teach them what works best for their body type and overall image objectives. My expertise has been sought out and featured in national publications, People Style Watch Magazine and Ebony Magazine. As an industry problem solver, I pride myself in always seeking new ideas and approaches to problems and constantly implementing new approaches and new ways to take Alex Malay to the next level.
 The Heart To Inspire Humanity
Today, my dream is to reach and inspire ladies all over the world to be their own kind of beautiful, and express who they really are through fashion and beauty. I absolutely love when women feel good about themselves. Alex Malay also serves the young woman who is inspired by beauty, and who loves to look good and feel good, while being creative with her style. I wholeheartedly believe that when you look good, you feel good.
Giving back and making a difference because that’s what it’s all about. Alex Malay will be an inspiration to women globally to share their stories with one another by feeling and looking good. Fashion/style is a feeling and when women feel her best, she can conquer the world!
In the near future, I see myself and team traveling all over the world expanding Alex Malay as a movement, extending our reach and inspiring women to be their own kind of beautiful. In addition, open up several brick and mortar locations, offer style and beauty classes, and host seminars and events.
Alex Malay | | Instagram: @AlexMalay | Twitter: @ShopAlexMalay
BEAUTY. TIMELESS STYLE. LOVE. CONFIDENCE. AN EXPERIENCE. These are the core essentials that make up Alex Malay!
The Foundation Of A Fashionista!
Ever since I can remember, I was a lover of all things beautiful and always had a sense of style. I was the one who stood out in front of the crowd, whether at church or a birthday party or any event. Although very young, I always loved various vintage styles, sequins, and feathers. I loved black and white Hollywood classics of flashy fashions and striking styles.
Born and reared in New Iberia, Louisiana, my love for fashion wasn’t accepted by everyone. I recall while in high school, my mom and I crafted some pink glitter Barbie heels that we worked on all night long. The next day I wore them with great pride, and was ridiculed by a lady. It hurt me deeply. I chose to get over it quickly and let it motivate me to go after my dreams. The biggest lesson that I learned from that experience is to always be your own kind of beautiful regardless of other people’s opinions.
The Birthing Of A Beauty Boss!
My entrepreneurial spirit was sparked from a long line of hustlers. My great grandpa was a serial entrepreneur who owned a pressing shop and a hotel and night club called “The Shady Rest.” My dad worked in the club as a teenager, and I remember him telling me that Ike and Tina Turner actually performed there live!
My dad was an entrepreneur also who owned a commercial floor cleaning company. I, along with my brothers all worked in my dad’s business, we had no other choice. I’m most grateful now because my lineage instilled a great work ethic and strong discipline at an early age. Nothing was handed to us, we were taught to work very hard for everything we had.
The Alex Malay name has great significance, as my mother’s family last name is Alexis. Alex was taken from Alexis and my husband’s last name is Malay. I combined the two names and made it a family name Alex Malay, that’s why the name is so important to me. Family is everything.
The Making Of Alex Malay
I knew that I was born and made to be an entrepreneur! Alex Malay came about as the result of the dissatisfaction of a regular 9-to-5 job. Daily I felt frustrated, restricted, shut down, almost imprisoned—and couldn’t be free to express who I was authentically, creatively not to mention fashionably. My desire was to show case my gifts to the world.
Therefore, I worked, saved and saved some more until I was ready to branch out on my own. Never taking out a loan, I decided to bootstrap from the bottom up to realize my dream. Sure, it took longer and was stressful at times, but I knew it was for a greater cause. The first year in business, I didn’t make any money. Yes, I became discouraged but didn’t let it stop me.
Through numerous sacrifices including giving up things that I really wanted and managed to stick it out even when everything else around me was whispering, give up. My faith played a huge role those many times when I had no earthly idea of how or when it was going to happen; it always ended up working out just fine.

Say Goodbye to Cellulite with WelleCo

Swimsuit season is in full swing and luckily Elle Macpherson’s nutritionist, Dr. Simone Laubscher, is offering her top tips to minimize cellulite and say hello to silky smooth skin with the help of WelleCo.


1.       Stay Hydrated: The more water you drink, the less water you hold. Drink two liters of water each day infused with cucumber shavings, lemon and mint to help your body let go of water retention.

2.       Balance your Hormones: When your hormones are out of balance, your body tends to hold more water due to excessive estrogen, which can worsen cellulite. Balance your hormones without increasing acidity in the body with the WelleCo Super Elixir Nourishing Protein.

3.       Go Alkaline: The more acidic you are, the more toxins and water you will hold. Add two teaspoons of theWelleCo Super Elixir Alkalzing Greens in 250ml of water to bring your body on the fast-track to living alkaline.

4.       Reduce Caffeine: This can be a tough one, but it’s important to try and limit your caffeine intake to one cup each day. Swap your coffee for herbal teas that contain ingredients such as lemon, ginger and dandelion, which are great for cellulite reduction.

5.       Dehydrate the Cellulite: Use a compress of iced tea, seaweed or mud wraps on areas of your body that have cellulite to dehydrate and improve the appearance of cellulite.

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Get The Look: Cara Delevingne at Comic Con – Suicide Squad

Who: Rimmel London Ambassador Cara Delevingne at the 2016 Comic Con Panel for Suicide Squad


The Look: Feminine with an edge


The Inspiration:  Celebrity Makeup Artist Molly R. Stern wanted the actress, supermodel and Rimmel London Ambassador to look feminine with an outline of a “comic con” edge. To compliment Cara’s outfit, Molly focused on a really strong blue eye and beautiful glowing skin.


How to Get the Look: 



To begin, Molly prepped Cara’s skin with a refreshing spritz of Caudalie Beauty Elixir and then massaged in Oxygen Serum by Natura Bisse. Next, she applied the oxygen cream by Natura Bisse.


Molly applied Rimmel London BB Cream Matte in Medium to give her a sheer glow. Then, she softly contoured her cheeks and flushed her apples using the Rimmel London Sculpting and Highlighting Kit by Kate Moss in Golden Bronze.



Molly painted on  Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Color in Dare to Pink for a soft, nude-y pink finish.




On the eyes, Molly first applied a thin layer of Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in Bluffing on the entire lid.  She then lined with eye with a combo of electric blue using the Magnif’eyes Double Ended Shadow and Liner in Dark Side of Blue and turquoise using the Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in Teasing Turquoise.  To finish off, the smoked out her lower lash line with a taupe shadow.

To enhance her gorgeous brows, Molly used the Rimmel London Brow This Way Sculpting Kit in Blonde.  Next, she applied 2 coats of the Rimmel London Volume Flash Super Speed Mascara in Extreme Black.

Exotic Summer Adventures in Central America

If you’re looking for an exotic summer vacation, but don’t want to spend the time to get to a far flung destination, set your sights on Central America. Whether you’re looking for a family adventure or a romantic escape, Trust Hospitality properties have your ideal escape and special summer deals.

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For Couples:

Indura Beach & Golf Resort: Reconnect at this luxury resort that is TripAdvisor’s top hotel in the area. Located on the northern coast of Tela Bay in Honduras, you’re ensconced in a national park bordered by the Caribbean Sea and the jungle. This new beachfront resort features an 18-hole Gary Player golf course and activities from swimming, snorkeling and SUP, to yoga and tai chi on the beach. Nearby excursions can have you spending the day whitewater rafting, zip lining or deep-sea fishing. This summer the Couples Special let’s you enjoy this seductive escape with the second night free. For more information visit

Red Frog Beach: Total luxury awaits at this secluded resort voted number one by TripAdvisor in Bocas del Toro, Panama. You and your sweetie can enjoy lazing on stunning beaches, or going on adventures ranging from a horseback ride through the jungle to an indigenous Indian Village, to a cave tour reached via riverboat.  Forbes recently Red Frog Beach one of the hottest beaches in Central America. Book the couples special and enjoy 20% off a three-night stay with breakfast and champagne and chocolate to enjoy by your private pool. For more information:

For Families:

Robert’s Grove: Memories are made over shared experiences, and your time together in Belize will be remembered for a lifetime. The Family Soft Adventure package gives families the fifth night free along with a snorkel with nurse sharks for the whole clan. From your base at Robert’s Grove in Placencia on the Southern coast your family will also enjoy beach time and a host of water sports, three pools and special kid friendly dining. There is also on-site babysitting so Mom and Dad can carve out some alone time to reconnect. For more information:


Indura Beach and Golf Resort

Set in a national park tucked between crystal-clear Caribbean waters and jungles teeming with exotic birds, monkeys and mangrove trees; Indura Beach & Golf Resort sits on the tranquil northern coast of Honduras. Set on a 26 mile stretch of Tela Bay, the overall design remains true to the region’s history and has been inspired by the coral reefs and surrounding tropical rain forests.

Red Frog Beach

Panama’s Premier Beach location. Red Frog Beach offers some of the top accommodations in Panama with stunning beaches and an endless amount of tours and activities. Excellent for families and perfect for romantic couple getaways.


Robert’s Grove Beach Resort

Located along the Caribbean coast of the Placencia Peninsula in southern Belize, the award-winning Robert’s Grove Beach Resort, is a comfortable, beautifully appointed property set amidst 22 acres of tropical, art-filled gardens and sandy beach that offers easy access to all of Belize’s top attractions: The largest Barrier Reef in the Western Hemisphere, lush Rainforest and Maya Ruins. 

About Trust Hospitality

Trust Hospitality is an award-winning premier hotel owner and operator. With more than 25 years of experience, Trust has more than 30 projects in operation or development worldwide. Headquartered in Miami, Florida it also has offices in New York, Panama, Salvador and Lisbon. For more information, please visit, or

ORLY Breathable Treatment + Color


This fall, ORLY introduces the first ever Professional Treatment + Color. ORLY Breathable Treatment + Color offers the strength-boosting benefits of a nail treatment while eliminating the need to lay off the lacquer.


Hold up. Explain.

  • It’s essential to allow nails to rest and recharge, but for lacquer lovers, bare nails are a big no- no. With Breathable Treatment + Color, it’s possible to have the best of both worlds
  • Similar to the technology of a contact lens, Breathable Treatment + Color allows oxygen and hydration to pass through, promoting nail growth, increasing nail thickness and helping heal damaged nailsLet’s talk technology
  • Advanced Oxygen Technology allows air and hydration to penetrate to the nail.
  • This new technology, coupled with a blend of Argan Oil, Vitamins B5 and C help to promotehydration, and heal damaged nails plus stimulating nail growth.
  • An All-in-One product formulation with adhesion promoters and shine additives eliminates theneed for a basecoat and topcoat.

    Nails by the numbers*

  • 99% of women tested saw a noticeable difference in the overall health and appearance of their nails
  • Felt their nails were STRONGER + HEALTHIER after using Breathable for 1 week
  • Experienced measurably FASTER nail growth
  • Experienced LESS CHIPPING and PEELING
  • 50% of the testers reported that the Breathable formula lasted longer on theirnails
  • 10 out of 10 nail technicians felt the formula was easier to apply and control* When tested against traditional nail polish, 500 women

    TO USE: Apply two coats onto bare nails.

    ORLY Breathable Treatment + Color will be available in 18 shades September 2016 and retails for $8.99 each. ORLY Breathable Treatment + Color will be available ULTA, JC Penney, salons nationwide and at For more information visit us online at


    It all starts with innovation. 2015 marks 40 fabulous years in the nail care industry for ORLY. From the conception of timeless nail looks such as the Original French Manicure®, cutting-edge color, treatments, textures and design, to what’s new and next in nails, it’s all been created by the brains and beauty lovers at ORLY in LA. This year, ORLY celebrates its long-time love affair with Los Angeles with the Made in L.A. campaign, inspired by the people, places and heartbeat of the city of angels.