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#InwoodCountryClub #Summer #FabULyssfind- May 26th, 2016

Q &A Inwood Country Club

Can you believe Memorial Day is already here this weekend?! We have a #FabULyssfind that I want to share with you. Just 45 (20 miles) minutes from NYC, The Inwood Country Club is a #FabULyssfind that I want to share with you.







Q: I know Memorial Day weekend is upon us.. can #Divamoms and #DivaDads still get a membership for the Summer at the Inwood Country Club? Or should they apply for Summer 2017.



A:  Yes you can still join for this summer!  But we are also taking application for 2017.



Q: Who is the best contact person to find out more information? Email or phone (or both)?


A:  Heidi Stanya, Membership Director membership@inwoodcc.org  516-239-2800 x186


Q: Can you please tell our #DivaMom blog readers all about the #FabULyss Country Club and Beach Club…


A: Would you believe that a sanctuary of calm, comfort, and luxury lies less than an hour away from Manhattan? And that it’s the ideal setting to spend a relaxing summer with the kids, while also enjoying yourself? Sounds too good to be, you might think. In fact, it sounds like another pipe dream that city dwellers can only wish for, because surely you have to take the long trip to the Hamptons for anything like that. Think again. The Inwood Country Club, situated right on the border between Queens and Long Island, offers families good old-fashioned summer fun right outside NYC. “Inwood is a hidden gem located right outside of the city, people just don’t know about it,”


Q: What makes the Inwood Country Club different from other Country Clubs?


A: Less than 20 miles from Manhattan, Inwood offers golf, tennis, an Atlantic BEACH PRIVATE beach club, kiddie and adult swimming pools, CABANAS,  BABYSITTING FOR KIDS AND JUNIOR TENNIS AND GOLF PROGRAMS. If you’re thinking that this doesn’t quite sound like your typical country club, it might be because it’s not. INWOOD IS THE ONLY PRIVATE COUNTRY CLUB WITH A FULL SERVICE OCEAN BEACH CLUB IN THE TRISTATE AREA. While Inwood offers plenty of luxury and entertainment for adults, the clear focus is on the family as a whole. Parents can hit the golf course or the tennis courts while the kids enjoy activities with babysitters on-hand. The family activities and kids’ offerings make a big difference. “ICC does a great job incorporating activities for the entire family.” BECAUSE INWOOD IS SO CLOSE TO THE CITY, IT IS EASY TO COME FOR A FEW HOURS OR FOR THE WHOLE DAY. IMAGINE THE WHOLE FAMILY SPENDING THE MORNING WORKING OUT IN OUR STATE OF THE ART GYM; DOING PILATES OR PLAYING GOLF OR TENNIS AND THEN RECONNECTING AS A FAMILY FOR LUNCH AND AN AFTERNOON OF FUN AT YOUR OWN PRIVATE BEACH CLUB. THEN YOU CAN ROUND OUT THE DAY WITH A PINA COLADA AS THE SUN SETS OVER THE OCEAN WHILE THE KIDS ARE PLAYING IN THE SAND. OUR MEMBERS DO THIS EVERY WEEKEND IN THE SUMMER!


Q: Please tell our readers what makes the club so family friendly.. I know you are famous for your Sunday barbeques…


A: At ICC, the focus on children and families along with the laid-back camaraderie has become a clear point of interest, Stanya says, also noting that it’s one of the things that members love most. “The families make it a wonderful experience,” “We had the opportunity to experience beautiful sunsets watching all our kids playing at the beach club.” Currently the majority of members are moms and dads in their late 30s to early 40s with young kids. While other clubs may feel cliquey or cold at times, Inwood goes out of its way to make every family feel at home and have an enjoyable summer experience. “It’s such a great group of people,” Stanya boasts. “We include everyone and try to pair up families with kids of the same ages. The people really make all the difference.”


Q:  How many young families do you have as members from NYC?


A:  A little over half of our 300 members are from NYC and Brooklyn


Q:  Tell us about your golf and tennis programs?


A: Golfers play on a 6,639-yard, par 71 golf course, which hosted the US Open in 1923 as well as metro area PGA events. The golf course is available to beginners and experts. It is, in fact, one of the reasons why some members join.  “Being part of a club gives us the ability to play more regularly and not have to wait long lines at public courses on the weekends.” However, if you’re more of a tennis fan, ICC offers 10 Har-Tru courts for adults and children at every level. The tennis program includes pick-up games, club tournaments, tennis parties, inter-club competitions, a ladies’ clinic on Fridays, and a children’s clinic on Saturdays.


Q:  Who does the catering for the Country Club and Beach Club?


A:  Inwood has its own Chef who prepares food for the country club and beach club.  He does a wonderful job preparing all different cuisines for our members.



Q & A With Manhattan Mini Storage- May 23rd, 2016


#FabULyss Q & A With Manhattan Mini Storage

We all need more space! Living in NYC screams (WE NEED MORE SPACE)!!! Look no further.. we found the #FabULyss Manhattan Mini Storage. Below you will read our Q & A that will hopefully answer all of your questions.






and 15% off any size room if you mention Divamoms!!











Q: How many locations do you have in NYC?



A:17, including our brand new location at 290 Dyckman Street, in Inwood.



Q:  What makes your storage units different and unique from others?



A: Aside from having the most locations in Manhattan, we offer tons of perks – including our free Storage Taxi, free package acceptance and free off-street parking. Also, unlike many storage places, you can visityour storage room anytime you want. It’s your lock and your key. 



Q: What is the pricing? Are there any specials depending on the time of year?



A: Our storage rooms start at $29/month and go up from there, based on size, location and availability.The longer you can commit to staying, the greater a savings you can get.



Q: Do you provide storage boxes and transportation to and from the storage units?



A: Yes! We sell boxes and all kinds of other packing equipment at our locations and on our website. And every storage guest can get a free move, either via our Storage Taxi or our professional team of movers.
Q: Tell our Divamom readers about the storage facilities….



A: Well, they’re not what you would imagine when you think of self-storage. Our locations are clean, air conditioned, well-maintained and safe. And our staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. They even give you free coffee and bottled water when you visit!
Q: What happens if you need a bigger storage unit and or need to downsize?



A: Not a problem! We’re happy to arrange a move for you to a bigger or smaller unit. And our storage experts work with you to help you figure out what the best space is based on your particular needs.
Q:  What do you want our readers to know most about your storage units? Please elaborate…



A: That having a Manhattan Mini Storage room can change your life for the better. Whether it’s uncluttering your apartment, starting a new business, making space for a new baby, staging your apartment for sale or just having an extra walk-in closet for your wardrobe, we make living New York a lot more manageable and less stressful.



Q: Please tell our Divamom readers the best way to rent storage space.. email… phone.. website?



A: They can visit us online at www.ManhattanMiniStorage.com or call 212-STORAGE. We look forward to meeting them soon!





Q & A Belotero- May 18th, 2016


Diva Mom Q & A

Paid Spokesperson of Merz North America, Inc.


#DivaMoms and #Glammas I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the Belotero team to ask them a few questions that you might want to know the answers to…


Q & A With Belotero


Q:  Many of the #DivaMoms and #Glammas want to know how long the procedure takes?



A: There is very little downtime associated with a BELOTERO BALANCE procedure. In fact, most patients return to their normal, daily activities right after their visit.


Q: How long does Belotero last for? Will I have to come back soon after the first procedure is done?



A: Results with BELOTERO BALANCE are visible immediately upon injection. In a clinical study, many patients experienced results that lasted six months or longer. However, it is important to note that the duration of results may vary from person to person.


Q: What’s the price point for this procedure? Does any type of insurance cover it?



A: Costs vary from patient to patient. Health care practitioners provide patients with a customized estimate based on the practitioner’s assessment of product needs.


Q: How long has this procedure been around? Is it brand new?



A: Belotero Balance was approved for use in the United States by the FDA in 2011.


Q: Is the procedure being distributed globally or just in America? If it is just in America why is that?



A: BELOTERO BALANCE is available in across the globe.




Q: Will it look natural after I get it done?  Will people be able to notice something is different immediately or does it take a couple of days to set in?



A: Results with BELOTERO BALANCE are visible immediately upon injection. BELOTERO BALANCE is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not look fake or over-done when you are treated by someone who is a licensed and trained medical expert in facial anatomy.


Q: What are the most common side effects that can happen due to this injection? How long do these side effects typically last?



A: The most common local side effects seen in clinical trials with BELOTERO BALANCE were swelling, bruising, redness, hardening of the skin, pain, altered color or itching. Other side effects that have occurred with BELOTERO BALANCE include headache, swelling of the side of the nose, moderate cold sore, lip numbness and lip dryness. Side effects were often mild to moderate and often resolved within 7 days.


Q: What does the procedure entail? Can you go step by step of what happens when you go in to get the procedure?



A: BELOTERO BALANCE is made of hyaluronic-acid (HA), which naturally exists as a component of the skin. The skin loses its youthful appearance as the production of natural support structures diminish. Over time, those structures begin to disappear, resulting in lines and wrinkles. With BELOTERO BALANCE, you can replace lost HA caused by the natural aging process. Once injected, it instantly plumps the skin and helps smooth lines and wrinkles.


A BELOTERO BALANCE treatment is performed in a simple and quick procedure where a very thin needle injects the product directly into the skin. It is approved to temporarily smooth out and fill in moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds (the folds or wrinkles that go from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth).



Q: Who do you recommend to not get the treatment? Can it have any harm on women who are pregnant? Is there an age limit on who can get the injection?



A: BELOTERO BALANCE should not be used in people who have an allergy to any component of the product. BELOTERO BALANCE should also not be used in women that are pregnant or breast-feeding.  Additionally, the product should not be used in people under 21 years of age.  Additional Important Safety Information can be viewed online at belotero.com


Q: How do I find out the Doctors that do this treatment close to where I live? Is there a website to look at that lists the Doctors in my area?



A: BELOTERO BALANCE is available by prescription only. A licensed health care practitioner should always administer BELOTERO BALANCE treatments in office. To find a health care practitioner who can administer treatments, or to learn more about BELOTERO BALANCE please visit www.belotero.com.


Q: Last question… What will my husband say when he sees me after my treatment has set in?


A: Your husband will think the results look natural.




Beautiful With Belotero

By Lyss Stern



You know those pesky wrinkles that go from the side of your nose to the corner of the mouth? Well those are called nasolabial folds and are no fun as you age. But, I’m here to give you a solution to these devil lines. This solution is a prescription injection called Belotero Balance. It is dermal filler that temporarily smooth’s out and fills in these nasolabial folds.

Now, before the word filler and injection scare you away I want to share the experience that my mom had with this new wrinkle buster. #Nanadoll had this treatment done to the lower part of her face about two weeks ago and looks absolutely #FABULYSS! My mom is going to be going back into the dating world soon which means she wants to look and feel her best. Give those pacemakers a run for their money, if you know what I mean. Nanadoll hasn’t felt this refreshed in years and with the loss of my father it’s time that she had a fresh start. She couldn’t be happier that she asked her doctor for Belotero. The woman is glowing and all of her friends are asking if she just came back from a vacation?!

I highly recommend Belotero for every woman out there that wants a beautiful, easy pick me up. We can’t stop getting older but we don’t have to look old.

Like any injection, Belotero comes with some warnings and risks. If you are a person with a history or presence of severe allergies including a history of anaphylaxis then this treatment is not for you. Also no using Belotero Balance if you have any type of skin inflammation or skin infection. After getting the injection there are some restrictions. For 24 hours you can’t do strenuous activity; avoid extensive sun or heat exposure; do not take aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and no alcoholic beverages. Before getting the Belotero treatment you should tell your doctor if you’re taking medicine that may affect your blood clotting, or if you have a skin reaction like cold sore, cysts, pimples, rashes and hives. If you do have one of these you should avoid getting the injection till it goes away. Like everything in life there are side effects. The side effects are minimal and usually dissipate within a week. More common side effects seen in clinical studies are: swelling, bruising, redness, hardening of the skin, pain, altered color or itching. Other side effects include headache, swelling of the side of the nose, moderate cold sore, lip numbness, and lip dryness. Again these side effects are usually mild and typically resolve within 7 days. I know how hard it is to feel young when you just keep getting older and older. Time is the enemy #Divamoms and #Glammas.  With this new filler you can look in the mirror and see the you that you remember, ya know the one who struts her stuff and is absolutely #FabULyss. I want all my #Divalysscious Moms to look and feel their best all the time because you deserve it. Go ahead and turn some heads with your more refreshed face, and then blow their minds with your wisdom and intelligence. It’s a win-win ladies! I promise you will thank me after you have this procedure done and don’t worry. I won’t tell anyone your secret 😉



Possible Side effects

– most common local side effects seen in clinical studies of BELOTERO BALANCE were swelling, bruising, redness, hardening of the skin, pain, altered color, or itching. Other side effects that have occurred in clinical studies of BELOTERO BALANCE include headache, swelling of the side of the nose, moderate cold sore, lip numbness, and lip dryness.

Avoid for 24 hours after procedure

-Strenuous activity, extensive sun or heat exposure, aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, alcoholic beverages


-Talk to your doctor if you are taking medicines that may affect your blood clotting, like aspirin, a NSAID or warfarin. They might put you at an increased risk of bruising or bleeding at the treatment site. Also talk to your doctor if you a skin reaction like cold sores, Cysts, pimples, rashes, hives or an infection.





What is BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler?

BELOTERO BALANCE is an FDA-approved hyaluronic-acid-based dermal filler indicated for injection in the mid-to- deep dermis to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, or smile lines, which run downward alongside the nose to the corners of the mouth.

Who should not use BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler?

BELOTERO BALANCE should not be used in patients with a history of or presence of severe allergies. These can present as anaphylaxis.

BELOTERO BALANCE should not be used in patients with allergies to gram-positive bacteria.

What is the most important information I should know about BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler?

Introduction of Belotero Balance into the vasculature may lead to embolization, occlusion of the vessels, ischemia, or infarction. Take extra care when injecting soft tissue fillers, for example inject the product slowly and apply the least amount of pressure necessary. Rare but serious adverse events associated with the intravascular injection of soft tissue fillers in the face have been reported and include temporary or permanent vision impairment, blindness, cerebral ischemia or cerebral hemorrhage, leading to stroke, skin necrosis, and damage to underlying facial structures. Immediately stop the injection if a patient exhibits any of the following symptoms, including changes in vision, signs of a stroke, blanching of the skin, or unusual pain during or shortly after the procedure. Patients should receive prompt medical attention and possibly evaluation by an appropriate health care practitioner specialist should an intravascular injection occur.


As with all events that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection. Laser treatments or chemical peels or any other treatments that affect the skin can increase the risk of infection. Do not use BELOTERO BALANCE if you have a skin inflammation or a skin infection. Do not use until the infection is healed.


Patients getting BELOTERO BALANCE may have an injection site reaction. These reactions can include inflammation and usually last less than seven days.


For approximately 24 hours after treatment, avoid:

  • strenuous activity
  • extensive sun or heat exposure
  • aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • alcoholic beverages


Exposure to any of the above can cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site.


It is not known how BELOTERO BALANCE will work in areas of the face other than the smile lines. It is not known how BELOTERO BALANCE will work in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or people who are less than 21 years of age.


What should I tell my health care practitioner before being treated with BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler?

Tell your health care practitioner if you are taking medicines that affect your blood clotting, like aspirin, a non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drug or warfarin. These medicines may put you at an increased risk of bruising or bleeding at the treatment site.

Tell your health care practitioner if you have a skin reaction like cold sores, cysts, pimples, rashes, hives or an infection. Treatment with BELOTERO BALANCE should be delayed until the reaction goes away.

Tell your health care practitioner if you are taking medicines that affect your immune system.

What are the most common adverse events seen with BELOTERO BALANCE®?

The most common local side effects seen in clinical studies of BELOTERO BALANCE were swelling, bruising, redness, hardening of the skin, pain, altered color, or itching. Other side effects that have occurred in clinical studies of BELOTERO BALANCE include headache, swelling of the side of the nose, moderate cold sore, lip numbness, and lip dryness. Side effects were often mild to moderate and often resolved within 7 days.


Information on adverse events from post-market surveillance of BELOTORO BALANCE are included in the Package Insert (PI) and Patient Information Guide (PIG) based on an assessment of seriousness and potential causal relationship to BELOTERO BALANCE.    Please see the PI and PIG available on www.belotero.com for a complete list of these events.


Important: For full safety information and Instructions for Use, please visit www.belotero.com or call Merz Aesthetics Customer Service at 866-862-1211.

To report an adverse event, please email event information to Merz North America at adverse.events@merz.com or call Merz Aesthetics Customer Service (Solutions) at 866-862-1211


BTL Vanquish ME Q & A – A New #FabULyssFind- May 6th, 2016

BTL Vanquish ME Q & A – A New #FabULyssFind
Did someone say permanent fat loss? A new advance breakthrough in technology? Sign me up! This Mother’s Day, treat yourself to get back into your favorite, pre-mommy jeans. Below you will read all about the most #FabULyss new technique for blasting some extra unwanted fat. After having three children, I think this is going to be a #DivaMust for me.




Q:  Please tell our #DivaMom blog readers all about the new BTL Vanquish ME machine

A:  BTL Vanquish ME is a highly advanced device, but what’s most important to know is that it uses radiofrequency to melt fat cells. The BTL Vanquish ME (Maximum Energy) device covers the largest spot size in the industry and is designed to treat the whole abdomen from flank to flank during one session. Said differently, this means more even circumferential reduction and no lines of demarcation. Think of it as a next generation fat reduction technology that employs a first-of-its-kind technology using a contactless panel array that creates a high-frequency Selective RF™ energy field and treats broad areas of the midsection.

Q:  What makes this machine so #FabULyss?

A: I mean, what’s more #FabULyss than being able to fit into your jeans again or wearing that body-hugging or cut-out dress with confidence! BTL Vanquish ME is an efficacious and repeatable procedure for those looking to eliminate belly fat and love handles without surgery. Further, BTL Vanquish ME is the most elegant and #FabULyss body shaping device on the market because it is delivers results without the pain or downtime.

Q:  How does this machine work?

A: Technically speaking,  BTL Vanquish ME’s patented technology induces death of fat cells via apoptosis, that are then flushed out of the body naturally.  It’s FDA cleared and most recently introduced its newly engineered BTL Vanquish ME (Maximum Energy). The latest iteration takes body contouring to the next level with increased tuning performance, more concentrated thermal energy and less scatter to non-fatty tissue than previously possible.

Q:  How many treatments would you recommend? When will you start seeing results?

A: We recommend four-six treatments, once a week, consecutively. It all depends on the patient, but many see results by the end of four weeks. In some cases, you might see results before – but it all depends. And for maximum efficacy, it’s critical that you increase hydration, during and for two days after treatments, maintain a healthy diet, and exercise regularly. The doctors like to say: “This isn’t a ticket to binge!” But this gives you that little extra push or boost needed to get rid of that stubborn fat, or even jumpstart a new fitness plan.

Q: Where is the treatment done? In the Dr’s office? Which Dr’s in NYC and the Tri-State area have this new machine?

A: Yes. The treatment is done in a physician’s office. Here in the NYC area, you can call Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery (Dr. Dendy Engelman) and Marmur Medical (Dr. Ellen Marmur) or Image Dermatology (Dr. Jeannine Downie), if you’re in NJ. They’re all fans and have seen great success and results with their patients who have been treated with BTL Vanquish ME.

Q: What is the cost per session? Can you buy packages? What is the most cost effective way to do the treatment?

A: Although treatment cost varies by physician, in the tri-state area, the average cost runs around $750 per treatment. Exclusively for Divalysscious Moms, Manhattan Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in NYC and Image Dermatology (NJ) are offering 25% off your 5th & 6th treatments (discount to apply for additional treatments if necessary) following a series of 4 with the code Divalysscious. Offer expires end of July. 

Q:  Do you need any down time after the treatment? Is there any bruising? 

A: Not at all – no pain or downtime and you can do the treatment during a lunch break! The device is contact-less, meaning it doesn’t even touch your body. To quote one of the doctors, it feels a bit like a hot bath. You can and should just relax during the treatment – no cell phones allowed. No advance or post preparation is necessary, outside of drinking plenty of water.

Q: What’s the best way to contact the Dr’s for the treatments?

A: Just give them a ring and tell them you’d like to schedule an appointment to be treated with BTL Vanquish ME.

Q: Memorial Day is just weeks away? If moms want to start next week will they see results before Memorial Day?

A: It depends! If you get started right now, you should start to see results by Memorial Day – the protocol is typically four – six sessions, once a week, for optimal results. So let’s get slimming!

*This just in….For #Mothers’Day... One lucky #DivaMom will win a complimentary #BTL treatment…. Tell us why you want this done and share the hashtag #btlaesthetics

The winner will be notified directly. Have #FabULyssFun with this giveaway xoxo

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#FabULyssFinds #MothersDay #DivaMoms- May 2nd, 2016

Did you catch me on #LongIslandNews 12 this morning with the beautiful and #FabuLyss Elisa DiStefano?! Information below for all the the #FabULyssFinds for #DivaMoms Mother’s Day showcased on the show this morning!













Have a #FabULyss #Mother’sDay!


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