Archive for November, 2008

Sex and The City Dreaming…

November 3, 2008

Remember this one episode from Sex and the City – the one where The Russian takes Carrie out on a date to a gallery after hours in the middle of the night?  What a fun date!  I always thought that it would be so much fun gallivanting around a gallery or museum all by myself (with or without a date…).  As of October 24th, my mini fantasy has become a reality – well, almost a reality.  Imagine a bedroom set on top of four revolving glass discs, in a room at the Guggenheim, all for you and your date for one whole night.  As part of the Guggenheim’s Theanyspacewhatever exhibition, this revolving hotel room, designed by Carsten Holler, will be available for guests to stay overnight in, but every night is already SOLD OUT!  What a disappointment!  All is not lost though, becuase Hotel Everland is still on rotation around Europe – currently in Paris, atop the Palais de Tokyo.  Seems like we have a  new generation of “boutique hotels” coming our way…

From the (Moisturized) Intern Desk at Presse….

November 3, 2008

Presseboutique.com finally decided to include skin care products.  It’s not a surprise that Clark’s Botanicals was the first choice to grace our website.  These products are supposed to be “an intensive nutritional supportive skin therapy treatment that revitalizes aging, dry and environmentally stressed-out skin.”  As an intern at Presse, we get to try out these products and see how we like them.  As a skeptic of any kind of new facial products, I really did not know what to expect and was hesitant to try it.  I mean, this coming from a girl who has been using the same skin care products for the past 10 years.  Several times I tried to switch to more well know and luxurious products that shall remain nameless, but each time I was disappointed wiht the results.  So, I was somewhat, dare I say it, scared to try this product.  Despite my fear, I decided to give it a go and chose to try out the Deep Moisture Mask.  The mask goes on for about 15 minutes and washes off with warm water, or it can be used as a moisturizer.  When I opened the jar, the scent of the cream was fresh and very pleasing.  The texture was so soft that I actually got exited to us it.  After 15 minutes, I washed my face and immediately examed the results.  My skin was so elastic and moisturized that I could not stop looking at my face.  I refused to put any foundation or powder on my face for the next two days.  After that, I decided to use it as a mask about one week.  I have found that the more I use it, the plumper my skin gets.  In the world of experimental beauty escapades, I consider this one a true success.  An A+ from this picky and skeptical intern.