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#Ballet&Body-September 2nd, 2015

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“Ballet and Body” is a new dance and fitness center with two aims—to teach classical ballet and other forms of dance and to make your body fit and beautiful. I recently came across this new #FabULyss ballet studio and had to share with you.

Our Director, Roberta Senn, has maintained our sister school, “The Great Neck School of Dance”, in Long Island for 34 years.  Now, she brings her expertise and professional faculty of ballet dancers to Manhattan.

Our “Ballet” curriculum includes a Young Children’s Division (2-5 years), a Children’s Division (6-18 years), and an Adult Dance Division.  We also teach Hip Hop/Street Jazz and Tap.

Our “Body” curriculum includes our unique class, “Ballet Body TM Fitness”.  Ballet dancers have the most beautiful bodies in the world because their muscles are elongated, tight, and strong.  They also learn to stand up with elegant and beautiful posture.  As a professional dancer herself with an international career, Roberta realized that it is the REAL traditional ballet barre training that achieves this result.  Ballet Body TM Fitness, comprised of ballet stretches and ballet barre will give you the perfect muscles and elegant posture of a ballet dancer.  There is no dance in this class and no previous training is required.

For information call: 646-852-6545

E-mail:  balletandbody@aol.com

For Schedule and Fees:  www.balletandbody.com

Ballet and Body- #UES location- 325 East 65th Street (btwn 1st and 2nd)

646-852-6545
*Please note…for #DivaMoms
call or email to schedule your 1st FREE trial class
#DivaTots will receive $100.00 off at the time of registration when child registers for  1 year.
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Camp #DivaLysscious/#MamaLysscious-September 1st, 2015

The boys are had a ball #kalahariresort #waterslides#FabULysslyfun

Two hours away to the brand new #Kalahari Resort! #FabULyss for a night or two especially during the cold winter months. We could not get the boys out of the indoor water park. They wanted to stay at least another night. I know many of the kids started school today (wishing them a fantastic and #FabULyss school year ahead). My boys start next week  (I still can’t believe my older son starts #Middle School).

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Did you catch our ‪#‎BTS‬ ‪#‎ReelMoms‬ segment this morning @todayshow @klgandhoda ‪#‎madhotballroom‬ ‪#‎deadpoetssociety‬

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‪#‎summer2015‬ ‪#‎FabULyss‬ how many times a day do your kids sing‪#‎NowWatchMeWhip‬ ‪#‎RoseForMama‬

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Special @cohensoptical #backtoschool offer for @divamoms at these select stores www.cohensfashionoptical.com/cohens-cares-for-kids

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#Olliepop loved #Aladdin on Broadway

#alladinbroadway with my #Olliepop #friendlikeme#awholenewworld the #genie was just #FabULyss

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‪#‎BlakelyBleu‬  ‪#‎Beach‬  sand castles ‪#‎summer2015‬

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Had a #FabULyss time on #Fox&Friends

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Hotter With a Pole is #DivaMom’s #HOT pick of the month for August- August 28th, 2015

Review of Hotter With a Pole by Delilah Devlin for Diva Moms August 2015

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When Noah Turner purchases a ’68 Camaro from a fellow firefighter’s widow, he hopes it will ease some of the grief crushing his heart. But a rumble under the hood sends him straight into the sights of a burly, blue-eyed mechanic. Hoyt finds Noah’s embarrassed attraction to him endearing, and offers the fit firefighter a ride home on the back of his Harley while he works on his Camaro in the shop. Sparks fly, and a hot meeting at Club LaForge solidifies their growing attraction to one another. After losing his partner to cancer a year ago, Hoyt is apprehensive about jumping into another relationship, especially one with a man who puts his life on the line every day. But even his own nervousness isn’t enough to put out the fire between them.

I’ve never really been a fan of BDSM elements, as the Dom can sometimes feel like more of a bully than a lover, but in Delilah Devlin’s Hotter With a Pole, the D/s love story is not only convincing but enjoyable. We see Hoyt and Noah savoring their time in Hoyt’s “playroom,” but we also see Hoyt nursing Noah back to health after a dangerous day on the job. It is clear to the reader that their relationship doesn’t center solely on sex, and that their BDSM lifestyle is not oppressing or manipulating to either of the men. In fact, it’s actually liberating.  Through their love making, Noah and Hoyt came face to face with the past, and were able to rise above their individual fears and inhibitions to become a stronger couple.

I loved the level of camaraderie amongst Noah and his fellow firefighters. They are a diverse, complex group of guys who are always ready to come together for a weekend football match, or to stand by and support a member of their station. When Noah first starts seeing Hoyt he is nervous that the guys won’t be supportive of his self-described “bi-pass on the wild side,” but is pleasantly surprised to find that they already know, and are welcoming to this new chapter in his life.

Red hot and at times gut wrenching, you might need a fire hose to douse the level of heat Hotter With a Pole will bring to your bedroom.

Hotter With a Pole is Diva Mom’s pick of the month for August!

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Looking For A #FabULyssFamilyFriendly #NYC Building? The Colorado – August, 26th 2015

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NYC Luxury Residential Rental The Colorado… A #FabULyssFamilyFriendly #NYC building

201 East 86th Street (86th and 3rd)

www.coloradonyc.com

1.            What makes the Colorado a #FabULyssFamilyFriendly #NYC building?

The Colorado offers its residents convenience to shopping, transportation and outstanding cultural institutions. The Colorado’s newly renovated homes are finished with materials usually found only in the most highly valued condominiums. And, at 35 floors, The Colorado offers amazing River, Bridge, and City views. With all the services and amenities you would expect to find and oversized homes.

 

2.            What schools are you zoned for? What Private and Public schools are close to you?

The Colorado zoned for 2 public elementary schools, and 1 public middle school. Students up to 3rd grade are zoned for P.S. 527- East Side School for Social Action. Located on 91st street between 1st and 2nd avenue, this is a new school on the Upper East Side.  On 82nd street, between 1st and 2nd avenue, 4th and 5th graders attend P.S. 290-Manhattan New School. This school has a 10 out of 10 great schools rating.  The zoned middle school is on 75th between 3rd and 2nd avenue. MS 167- Robert F. Wagner has a 9 out of 10 great schools rating. Our local private schools include The Dalton School, The Caedmon School, The Spence School and Brearly School. (We can list more, these are the closest.)

 

3.            What are some of the best amenities in the building?

Amenity floor expected to be complete by early 2016. All new 1,500 square foot fitness center with cardio, strength training equipment and yoga/stretching area. –

The Residents’ Lodge is a great place to cozy up near the fireplace, socialize with friends and neighbors, or even screen a movie. Free Wi-Fi.

The beautifully appointed Residents’ Dining Room is perfect for entertaining guests in the evening or having a business meeting during the day.

Have your playdates at Children’s Corner on the 4th Floor.

The roof deck at The Colorado has been updated with loungers, seating areas and perfectly landscaped to make sunbathing and sky line viewing unmatched for fun by day and night.

From laundry and dry cleaning to housecleaning and dog walking, The Colorado Valet provides a level of service that will satisfy your expectations for luxury living.

During peak hours an additional lobby attendant will make your departures and arrivals a pleasant and carefree experience.

 

4.          How close are you to the Subway? Bus? Is it easy to get a taxi in front of your building?

The Colorado is one block from the 4, 5, 6 86th and Lexington avenue express stop. It is very easy to catch a cab or Uber from this location.

 

5.          How big are the apartments? What will families love the most about the apartments?

Families will love the vented kitchen range hood, oversized stuff closet, spacious living rooms up to 19 feet by 21 feet, panoramic views of the East River and Manhattan Skyline, powder room, condominium finishes, split bedrooms, ensuite washer dryer, ample walk in closets and sitting room in the master suite of select apartments. Layouts as large as 4 bedrooms with approximately 2,000 square feet.

 

6.       What park/parks are you closest to?

The Colorado is directly between Central Park and Carl Schurz Park, residents need only walk 4 blocks down 86th street in either direction. John Jay Park is a short trip away and includes playgrounds and a swimming pool.  Also, the Colorado is just steps from Museum Mile.

 

7.     Tell our readers about the #DeLysscious restaurants that are near your building?

There are 2 Michelin rated restaurants within walking distance, Café Boulard and Sushi of Gari.

The Colorado is near a cornucopia of restaurants to match any culinary taste. Some examples include:

Italian- Ristorante Morini

German- Heidelberg

Viennese- Café Sabarsky

The Colorado is located one block from Whole Foods.

 

8.      What makes your building most unique on the Upper East Side? Our readers want to know….

The Colorado features incomparable layouts and interior design. At 36 stories, it is also one of the tallest buildings in the area with beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline and East River. A very special feature of our building is our dedicated team of maintenance workers, lobby attendants and professional staff. We consistently receive positive feedback about The Colorado staff, many of whom have worked at the building for more than 25 years.

 

Looking To Travel With The Family? Ware To Travel Website- August 24th, 201

Top 5 Active Family Vacations

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Today’s family is looking for more than just your typical get away. They are looking for a chance to explore, create new adventures, and be active on vacation. Being active and eating well have become something that families are demanding and vacation destinations are listening. With so many options for an active vacation, it can be hard to pick just the right one for your family. Here is a #LYSST of the top 5 active family vacations, determined by the various activities available, age ranges of family members, and top notch customer service.

Information on these and many other active family destinations can be found the Ware to Travel Website or by contacting Cher Ware: CherWare@cruisingco.com

Cher is a #FabULyss travel consultant and planner sharing tips, photos, and life; one photo at a time. Concierge family vacation planning so all you need to do is pack. December vacation is right around the corner. Don’t wait before  planning your next #Familyfriendly vacation contact Cher Ware: CherWare@cruisingco.com

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5.  Club Med

Club Med is the ideal destination for families, offering something for every member of the family, no matter what age. From thrilling water and landsports, to unlimited gourmet dining and drinking , to enriching, age-appropriate activities for kids of all ages, Club Med has it all! Our renowned children’s clubs feature dedicated facilities, active games, exciting sports, and educational activities that explore local nature and culture – all supervised by trained professionals – providing happiness to kids and peace of mind to parents.

Club Med is recognized as the pioneer and market leader offering 71 premium all-inclusive resorts in stunning locations around the world including the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa, the United States, South America, the Indian Ocean and the Middle East.  Each Club Med resort features authentic local style and comfortably chic accommodations, superior sports programs and activities for all ages, enriching children’s programs, and gourmet dining and premium drinks all supported by our renowned multicultural G.O.s or ‘Gracious Organizers’.
And when you travel with your family, kids under 4 will stay free at Club Med!

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4. Cruising

Cruising for families has truly evolved. Gone are the days where kids were relegated to big-ship cruises or the kids’ club; these days, family cruising is about a singular experience where everyone can have fun, including the grandparents, mom and dad, and the kids of course. There are no limits to the types of adventures to be had, from fun-filled cruises in the Caribbean to awe-inducing cruises to the glaciers of Alaska. Whether you are considering a cruise on Royal Caribbean, Disney Cruise Line or a river cruise down the Danube, you are sure to find something to fit all your family’s needs.

Pre/Post Hotel Stays

In order to really enjoy the most of your cruise vacation, you and your family might consider staying a few days before and/or after your cruise. It’s an ideal way to ensure you make the most of your time spent traveling with the family.

Arriving a few days before your cruise sets sail allows you and your family to ease into your vacation, acclimate to any time differences and, more importantly, spend more time exploring a destination together. Many homeports are located in some of the most exciting, family-friendly destinations. Staying a few days after your cruise ends does much the same, allowing your family a few extra days to explore a new city even further and extend the vacation experience.

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3. Alaska Family Multisport Tour

Once upon a time, there was an outdoor-loving family seeking an action-packed vacation. A clever bunch, they decided on Alaska. And as soon as they arrived and witnessed the dramatic peaks of the Alaska Range, they knew they’d chosen wisely. The kids hiked to the face of Exit Glacier; parents ascended to the Harding Icefield. They all raced through the woods on a thrilling dogsled ride, spotted moose and eagles during a river float trip and watched salmon swimming upstream. And to this day, they all agree: it was the best family vacation ever.

Vacation Inclusions:

  • 5-nights hotel accommodations in Casual Inns
  • All meals included except 1 dinner
  • Mushing! An exhilarating dogsled ride through the forest
  • Bike to Homer, one of Alaska’s most beautiful towns
  • Hike right up to the face of a glacier
  • A float trip on the Kenai River

The chance to spot moose, eagles, Dall sheep and even salmon swimming upstream.

 

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2.  Oahu, Hawaii: Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Inspired by the wonders of Hawai`i and built with the perfect touch of Disney magic, Aulani is a beautiful beachfront escape designed for families. It’s perfectly placed just far enough from the hustle and bustle of Waikīkī, but close enough for families to enjoy the world-class entertainment of O‘ahu. Aulani is filled with different kinds of enchantment, so kids, teens, adults and families can enjoy their favorite things. Adults can escape to explore the Hawai`i of their dreams. Teens enjoy the freedom of exclusive activities created for them. And families savor experiences that let everyone share the wonders of Hawai`i

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1.       Adventures by Disney

There is so much more to Disney than the theme parks that we have all grown to know and love. Adventures by Disney was created especially for families, with breathtaking guided group vacations spanning six continents – from Alaska to Australia, and from Costa Rica to Canada. With Adventures by Disney, you’ll meet enthralling local experts. Enjoy backstage access, VIP treatment and other exclusive experiences difficult to arrange your own. And discover incredible adventures for everyone, including special thrills just for kids. You and your fellow travelers are hosted by two Disney-trained Adventure Guides. Best of all, Adventures by Disney will handle the details. So you can spend your time having the time of your life.

Fun for Everyone
We’ve created incredible moments for each member of the family, with immersive activities that will leave everyone delighted. From adults-only wine tastings to special thrills designed just for kids to one-of-a-kind, unforgettable adventures.

  • Sleep in a real Irish castle
  • Pizza making with the pros in Italy
  • Horseback riding with real cowboys in Wyoming
  • Even a scavenger hunt in the Louvre

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