I was recently introduced to a new boutique & I had to share it with you guys!

Madonna & Co

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Madonna & Co is a place where the independent woman shops. The woman who stands out in her own style rather than following the fashion pack. Madonna & Co. is where luxury and vintage meets one of a kind pieces.

Here’s a look at some of my favorite looks from their website:

Open-Back Knit Dress – $58.00

OPEN-BACK KNIT DRESS1

Crochet Jacket – $150.00

Crochet Jacket

Maxi Dress W/ Leatherette Top – $250.00

Maxi Dress

Embellished White Leather Handbag – $78.00

Leather Handbag

I saved my FAVORITE accessory for last….

Embellished Pearl & Tulle Capelet – $78.00

Tulle Capelet

This Tulle Capelet is such a bold statement piece that will make any LBD pop.

Shop online at www.madonnaandco.com & at checkout enter promo code: bb-march to save 15% off your total purchase for the month of March or visit their SoHo Flagship Boutique at:

 284 Lafayette Street (between Prince and Houston) in New York City.

Madonna & Co thinks you are uniquely you and it’s all about attitude.

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A few weeks ago I got an e-mail about the 2014 Yelp’s Holiday Hangover. It read:

WHAT: Yelp’s Holiday Hangover aboard Hornblower’s Infinity + Hybrid yachts. Presented by Campari America and Lagunitas Brewing Company, expect 378 feet of decadence amongst two vessels with seven climate controlled decks, six dance floors, and more sweeping views of the city than you can shake a Mob Wife at.

WHEN: Sunday, January 19th

TIME: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

WHERE: Hornblower Hybrid & Hornblower Infinity

After reading all of the details my mind yelled: WHERE DO I SIGN UP???

The RSVP was on 1/9/14 at noon and it was intense. Since you could only sign up for 1 ship I looked at a few pictures of both and decided to go with the Hybrid. It was the smaller of the 2 ships but I loved the layout and figured since the Infinity had a larger capacity, a lot of people would try to RSVP for that one increasing my chances of scoring a pass. After 10 minutes of refreshing & what seemed like the website crashing I was able to RSVP without being waitlisted. What a relief when I received the confirmation e-mail. A few days later – my pass was e-mailed to me.

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Since they recommend you get there early me and my plus 1 got on the road around 3:30pm since they were boarding at 5:15pm. Getting to Pier 15 was an adventure. There was traffic getting to the Holland and since my navigation in my truck is terrible – we ended up in Brooklyn. After driving for 1 1/2 hours, paying about $30 in tolls and maybe even getting a red light ticket…. we arrived & the line wasn’t too bad for showing up later than expected.

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After a few minutes we had to show our id’s to get wristbands and we started to board. The sun was starting to set and I got this awesome shot of the ship.

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Once aboard the fun began! The ship was filled with tons of Yelpers, free drinks, free food, a DJ, performers and some vendors.

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The awesome bartenders on the top level.

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The complimentary drink options for the night courtesy  of Campari & Lagunitas.

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Massages

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Courtney Weber Tarot Reader

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Wooly’s Shaved Ice

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Nuchas Empanadas

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Taquitoria

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Ellary’s Greens

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Little Town NYC

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Pala Pizza

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Souvlaki GR

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Hornblower Sliders
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The Love Show

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DJ Kev G & Javier on the drums

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Thank you sooooo much to Ruggy & all of the staff at Yelp who set up this epic event!

Great food, Great drinks, Great time!

Oh…. & I scored these goodies to take home. I’m currently obsessing over the Yelpstick!

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Can’t wait for the next event!

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Last Friday I got together with a few of my girlfriends and we headed to Hurricane Club in the city. It also happened to be Restaurant Week so we took advantage of their amazing $38 dinner special. This was my first time here and I was beyond excited because I heard excellent reviews about both the food and yummy drinks.

Starters:

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We started with:

A few fruity rum drinks.

-Coconut Shrimp

-Fiery Pork Dumplings

-Grilled Chicken Skewers

-PB & Guava Jam Sandwiches

All of the starters were full of flavor and delicious but the Coconut Shrimp topped them all. I’ve never seen Coconut Shrimp done up quite like at the Hurricane Club.

Entrees:

-Tiger Shrimp

-Honey Glazed Ribs

Both were AMAZING! The Tiger Shrimp had a kick of spice and the ribs were some of the best tasting one’s I’ve had in a long time.

We also decided that getting the $72 Watermelon was necessary and it was worth every penny!

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Yup, a full watermelon filled with Vodka, Fresh Lime, Mint and Rhubarb..

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My beautiful best friends (Left to Right) Jen, Maria, Jocelyn and me at the end 🙂

Lastly, we were served dessert.

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NO words can describe how incredible this dessert was.

Chocolate Kill-Devil’s Food Cake [Bruléed Banana & Caramel Rum Sauce]

Overall, my dining experience at the Hurricane Club was a really good one. From the drinks to the food to the service – everything was fantastic. We will be back again.

Did you make it out for NYC’s Restaurant Week? If so – what were your favorite places?

YESSSSSS please!

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Details and confirmation has yet to be published, but rumors are that Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z will perform stadium gigs in 10 different cities this summer. One of those cities will most definitely be NYC and I will need to be in attendance. They will both play an individual set of their hits before taking the stage together.

Are you excited about these two teaming up for a concert?