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Island Girl

12 Jun

It’s no secret that this website is very NYC/LA-centric. While these places are some of the most culturally relevant on the planet, I always neglect where I grew up…Long Island.

I never appreciated Long Island until after I left, which was a little over a year ago, when I moved to southern Connecticut. I lived in Hewlett (one of the “5 towns”) until  I was 5 years old and then moved over to Lynbrook, where I resided for most of my adolescent and adult life.

I always liked Hewlett, because it felt like home to me. It was also very safe and I remember the old stores that my grandparents and I used to visit frequently (Windmill supermarket anyone?). But the one place that is such a treasured tradition is Wall’s Bake Shop.

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I still know everyone who works there and it’s always busy (especially during the Jewish holidays…take a number!). The best thing about Wall’s, aside from the old-fashioned decor, are the “people” cookies. Although they always come out with the latest characters like Dora the Explorer, they also still make Kermit and Miss Piggy, which echos my generation.

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A lot of Manhattanites actually claim that this place is the best compared to the cities current offerings. There might be some truth to this, considering that Wall’s will actually messenger a cake into Manhattan for a flat fee of $30.

I can’t imagine this place ever going out of business. If you ever need a day trip to clear your head, head over to Long Island for the day and discover Wall’s for yourself!

 

Wall’s Bake Shop

1336 Broadway

Hewlett, NY 11557

516-374-3771

 

 

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The 2011 RGRS Gift Guide: Part 2

10 Dec

Last week we put the spotlight on The Label Whore. This week it’s all about The Colorful Chameleon. This person is far from glum and wears color like nobody else (electric blue with pastel pink? Why not!) This individual is also a fan of the arts and perhaps is an artist themselves. If they wear black, it must be paired with a colored jean or a bright accessory. They are a kid at heart and their energy is off the wall!

For the Vanity Table

Sephora Collection Makeup Studio Blockbuster, $49, Sephora.com

For the Book Shelf

Pantone: The 20th Century in Color, $25, Amazon.com

To Wear on the Weekend

Muppets Tee, $30, 80stees.com

Home Sweet Home

Laguiole Steak Knives, $78, Anthropologie.com

Arts + Crafts

Sharpee 24 Pack, about $12, Amazon.com

For Movie Night

Rainbow Brite Collectors Edition, $32.99, Amazon.com

For a Manicure

Color Club Poptastic 7 Piece Collection, about $22, Nailbeauty4u.com

For the Gadgets

Tory Burch De La Vega E-Tablet Case, $135, Toryburch.com

To Keep Warm

Missoni Cable Knit Cashmere Gloves, $147, Netaporter.com

The “It” Accessory

Happy Beaded Necklace, about $3, Forever21.com

The Muppets Take 2011

27 Aug

I’ve written about the Muppets plenty of times before, but now there is more Muppet news besides the current exhibit going on at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria.

The new Muppet movie simply titled The Muppets is being released on November 23rd and has a superstar cast line-up of Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Mila Kunis and Katy Perry.

I can’t wait, considering that one of my favorite movies of all time just happens to be The Muppet Take Manhattan. In my opinion, it is one of the most sincere love letters to New York City that I’ve ever seen on film. Not only does Miss Piggy take a job selling perfume with Joan Rivers at Bergdorf Goodman she then gets mugged in Central Park. Former mayor Ed Koch is also in the film as well as Liza Minelli, when she is dining at Sardi’s, a legendary haunt in the city. Another interesting fact that label whores will appreciate;  Gonzo is seen toting around a luxe Gucci bag in the beginning of the film when they are walking through a terminal (Port Authority?).

The three videos I posted are of The Muppets 2011 trailer, a 5 minute interview with Frank Oz about the making of The Muppets Take Manhattan, and the scene with Joan Rivers

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