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Healthy #FabULyssfind For All Busy Parents Q & A With M.M. Meals- January 8th, 2017

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A new #DeLysscious personal chef advice I want to introduce you to in the new year is M.M. Meals. A personal chef service based in NYC. The company aims to be a weekly solution for families who are looking for healthy meals while highlighting the local flavors that New York state has to offer. As a personal chef service, they believe in the importance of connecting their clients to the direct source of their food and teaching children about healthy eating.  Recently launched personal chef service, M.M. Meals, stands apart from its competitors on the Upper East Side through itsCSA coordination package, by supplying clients with local produce that is harvested merely hours prior. Community-supported agriculture has become an increasingly popular way to have direct access to local, organic produce in exchange for being a shareholder of a farm. M.M. Meals streamlines this process by arranging and picking up their clients shares on a weekly basis. Menu selections are tailored to your family’s food preferences and dietary restrictions while highlighting the produce from the weeks share. Having a chef then come to cook these selections in your own home allows for further learning about the farm itself, different vegetable varieties, and an opportunity for their children to learn along the way.

M.M. Meals is accepting new clients for the 2018 season. To learn more, please visit their website at www.mmealsnyc.com and read the Q& A Below….

 

 

Q: Please tell our #divamom and #glama readers what inspired you to start M. M. Meals…

 

A:Growing up as the oldest of five children in a very family-oriented household, I watched my mom have to juggle the responsibilities of motherhood and work. I vividly remember the struggle to make new dishes each week that were healthy and also appealed to every one of us. It was a challenge and added a lot of unnecessary stress to her already crazy life. Later on, I went to school for hospitality management where I took a lot of cooking classes and realized that cooking was a healthy outlet for me. After becoming a household manager and meeting a lot of people through my job, I again saw the reoccurring theme of mothers wanting to have healthy dishes stocked in the fridge for their family but no time to do the shopping and prep that comes with it. I took the demand for family-friendly cooking a step further by connecting it with my love for the Hudson Valley through our CSA coordination. We coordinate your share with the farm, pickup your produce each week and use it in your dishes.

 

Q: Is there a monthly membership fee? How does it work? Can you pay weekly, monthly or yearly? What do you suggest?

 

A: There is no membership fee! We try to make sure that as a service we are a good match for our clients and vice versa. We often have several conversations prior to meeting to get a feel for your family, the dynamics of the household, and what you hope to get out of hiring us. Our goal is to simplify every aspect of the process whether it’s selecting your menu for the week or paying your invoice. I recommend filling out our credit card authorization form and then allowing us to charge your card on a monthly basis.

 

Q: How many family members does the service cook and shop for? If it’s over a certainly number, how do you make it work? Is there a capacity per family?

A: Our service is customized to each client so it depends on what your family needs! We have cooked for smaller families as well as families with four + children. We make generous portions and are flexible with suggestions or if you need extra food for the upcoming week.

Q: Is there a weekly, monthly plan? Do parents get to pick the food plan with you? Please elaborate…

 

A: As a personal chef service, we love working with clients on a weekly basis because it allows us to build a relationship with their family and we get acquainted with their food preferences and tastes much faster. Some clients have us cook two times week. We want to be a realistic, everyday solution for your family as opposed to a special occasion, personal chef service so your input is crucial. Menu options are sent via email a week prior to your scheduled service that you can pick and choose from. Once they are submitted back we will order groceries to your door before our visit.

 

Q: Do you cook Kosher and Non Kosher depending on the family?

A: Of course! We have a whole variety of clients including those who keep Kosher in addition to specific lifestyle diets such as gluten-free, paleo and vegan. We also work with clients and their nutritionists who have very specific goals and help them to execute the food portion of that.

Q: Is there anything else you want our #divamams and #glamas to know about M. M. Meals?

 

A: We  love teaching children about healthy eating and where their food comes from! We encourage them to ask questions and want you to feel comfortable and at ease while we are in your home.

 

Q: What is the best way for them to get in touch with you? Via email, cell? Please provide.

 

A: We would love to hear from you and can be reached by email or phone!

Email: m.m.mealsnyc@gmail.com

Website: www.mmealsnyc.com

Phone: 845-649-7385

xoxo

PS Please note… all #divamamas #glamas will receive a 10% #divadiscount off of your customized weekly meal package for the first three months. Start date, January 8th!

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This vegetable dish is below is warm and comforting during the cold months of winter. Use this opportunity to break out your mandolin and find this dish assembled in thirty minutes or less. Feel free to replace the veggies with turnips, parsnips, carrots or whatever winter vegetables that you have in the house. The key is to cut the root vegetables into a uniform size to ensure even cooking. Make this dish year-round with seasonal veggies and experiment with different herbs and toppings. Enjoy!

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Layered Winter Veggies

Diva Moms, we have a great vegetarian recipe from our friends at M.M. Meals that tastes as beautiful as it looks! Omit the cheese to make this dish vegan and let your guests be wowed with the presentation. Better yet, contact M.M. Meals to cook a bunch of healthy dishes like this for you! Please view the full recipe below….

Ingredients:

1 medium yam, peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces

1 medium potato, peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces

1 red bell pepper, cored and cut into thin rings

1 small red onion, cut into thin rings

1 ½ cups Brussels sprouts, halved

Fresh thyme, 2 teaspoons chopped

6 tablespoons olive oil

½ cup grated Manchego cheese

Salt & Pepper

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss the yam and potato with salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil until coated evenly. Spread the veggies evenly along the bottom of a 13×9 baking pan.

 

Arrange the pepper rings over the veggie mixture followed by the red onion. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon of thyme. Drizzle the layer with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

For the final layer, add the halved Brussels sprouts with the remaining teaspoon of thyme. Drizzle with the last 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Bake for 25 minutes uncovered. Add the Manchego cheese and continue to bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

 

Holiday Bling- Last minute #FabULyssfind #PURELUXEOFNY- December 21st, 2017

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Introducing a new #FabULyssFind just in time for the holiday! Holiday bling that #divamamas and #glamas will love!

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You will love the Q & A with #divamama #tracymoss #pureluxeofny

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Q: Tell the #divamoms and #glamas how you got started making these beautiful one of a kind jewel creations?

A: I worked in the high end jewelry industry for many years.  I’ve learned a lot over the years and found that what I was drawn to was the vast array of gorgeous colors you could find in precious stones.  The unique colors created by Mother Nature are like nothing else!  A force to be reckoned with.

Q: Who is your inspiration? What inspires you to make each piece?

A: My inspiration comes more from a what than a who.  I’m inspired by color as well as by the jewelry of the the Byzantine/Etruscan Era.  The talent the goldsmiths had then is simply BEYOND!  When I studied jewelry making at The Jewelry Arts Institute, I learned the ancient art of granulation.  This process involves melting tiny spheres of gold into granules, placing them in formation onto another piece of gold and then fusing them together.  The process is quite challenging as there’s a very fine line between the amount of heat needed to fuse 22k gold and completely melting your work! Even with modern technology this process can be perilous.  They didn’t have any of the tools we use today and their work was just AMAZING! The jewelry in Metropolitan Museum of Art is definitely a source of inspiration for me.

Q: What is your background in jewelry design?

A: Truthfully, I don’t have a formal background in design.  I see everything in my mind’s eye and then put pen to paper.  When it comes to choosing stones for my pieces, I use what I fall in love with.  Sometimes that means tweaking my design to accommodate a stone.

Q: What is the best way for #divamoms and #glamas to get in contact with you? Please include your email, phone number? When they contact you, should they say they are a #divamom #glama to get their 20% #divadiscount? 

A: I can be reached by email: tracy.moss2@aol.com or by phone/text: 917-284-4835.  Absolutely say that your’re a #divamom #glama to get a 20% #divadiscount.

Q: When you meet with a client, what is the first thing you ask them?

A: The first thing I want to know is do they have a vision of what they’d like?  Is there a color that they’re drawn to?  A piece of fine jewelry should be personal.  It should contain elements of what you love so that you always want to wear it.  I want to make a client a piece that will be timeless not trendy.

Q: How long does it take to make a piece?

A: The short and the long answer to that question is it depends.  Are we creating a brand new piece from scratch or are we modifying an existing style.  All in all it takes between one and three weeks depending on the answer to the first question.

Q: What if a husband wats to surprise his wife? What do you suggest he should do?

A: Talk to me!  Let’s figure out what he wants to surprise her with first.  After that, the sky’s the limit!  If he wants to surprise her with a ring the challenge will be getting her proper ring size without giving away the surprise.  If there’s a ring that his wife wears all the time, try to sneak it away from her for a day or two.  I can get a measurement that way.  If there’s simply no way of getting this information without spoiling the adventure then we have other remedies.

Q: Which is your most popular stone and design? Can someone design their own piece with you? 

A: Everybody’s taste is different.  But overall I would have to say that the FabulyssFioreRing with Tanzanite, Diamonds and Sapphires is a definite favorite!  That ring looks equally #fabulyss using a fancy sapphire in the center.  You simply cannot go wrong with that ring! However, if you’d like to design a custom piece together it will be a pleasure!

Q: Anything else you want to share with our readers? 

A: Yes!  Working with people and creating fabulous jewelry is my passion.  I look forward to working with you!

xoxo

PS I just got the #fabULyssfioriring for the holidays 

PS This Just In….#FABULYSSFIORE RING HOLIDAY SPECIAL! BE THE FIRST #divamama #glama to call
Tracy @917-284-4835 and you will get this ring originally priced at $8,500 for $6,500
7.45ct Tanzanite Center Stone with .90ct diamonds 

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Measure Blessings This Thanksgiving- November 23rd, 2017

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Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! I love this quote… Not what we say about our blessings (#blessed) but how we use them is the true measure of our Thanksgiving! I will be giving thanks this Thanksgiving with a grateful heart!

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Yesterday, we taped a Thanksgiving Special at #FOXNews. I was talking about #holidaygifts and taking the time to #makememories with family and friends. #bepresent and spend quality time (unplugged) with each other.

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I loved this #FabULyss #holidaywindow at #Tiffany&CO #bling #nyc and this #Bergdorfs #NewYorkPhilharmonic #holidaywindow

Nothing like #holidayswindows in #nyc this time of year

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#rottentomatoes does not lie 100% for one of the most amazing #FabULyssfilms this year! Run, don’t walk to see #ladybird! You will thank me.  A beautiful coming of age story. Bring tissues and don’t forget to call your mother. These days I speak to my mom #nanadoll and end the sentence with the word #good or #yup these two words speak volumes.

My daughter had the most #FabULyssfirst dentist visit this afternoon. www.iSmileKids.com We found the most wonderful, kind, caring and patient pediatric dentist Jacqueline Dilanky, DDS. I wish I had such a lovely dentist when I was younger. She made my daughter feel comforted. The dentist can be a very scary place for a young child the first time you go. Now my daughter only wants to go back to the #toydentist! Speaking of beautiful, big smiles that go a long way… especially with kindess! Take your children/tweens and teens to see WONDER I took my two boys to see Wonder the film and as #auggiepullman says “if you want to see what people are, all you have do is look!” “You can’t blend in when you are born to standout.” Always smile!

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I hope everyone has a wonderful, happy Thanksgiving celebrating with the people, friends and family that you love most!

xoxo

2 New #FabULyssFilms- October 17th, 2017

Did you know that last week it was #nationalbringyourteddytoworkday 🐻to celebrate the release of #goodbyechristopherrobin#blakeybleu🎀 brought her limited edition teddy bear to school today. The teddy bear 🐻 is a detailed replica of the Edward bear, handmade by Merrythought, that Christopher Robin fell in love ❤️with, and who has inspired many stories 📚 check out the #fabULyssfamilulyfim 🎬 . Guess what #blakeybleu🎀 named her bear?

#Olliepop and I loved this film (bring tissues). I never knew the back story of the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh. Goodbye Christopher Robin, tells the real story behind Winnie-the-Pooh. The movie will give you a real inside view of the relationship between the children’s author A.A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, the toys that inspired the #fabULyss world of Winnie-the-Pooh.

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#adamsandler should do more dramatic films. If you every had a fight with one of your dysfunctional family members…this movie is for you!

The Meyerowitz Stories is a chaotic comedy about family. I cried, I laughed and the cast is incredible

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xoxo

Introducing #EVER Skin- #FabuLyssfind-October 3rd, 2017

https://www.everskin.com/https://www.everskin.com/A New Beauty #FabULyssfind for All #Divamoms and #Glamas

Introducing EVER Skin

www.everskin.com

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Q: I am so excited to introduce the #divamoms and #glamas to the #FabULyss EVER Skin line, which I recently started using myself. Can you please tell our readers about your brand?

A: We are dreamers, innovators, thinkers and believers. And we joined forces to make a difference in what it means to be beautiful. Yes, beauty comes from the inside out, but it also comes from the outside in, so we crafted a skincare collection that guarantees results and sets new standards by using the finest, purest, and most effective ingredients to give your complexion its well-deserved “wow” moment.

Q: Can you please share details about EVER Skin’s clinically proven products that target the top 10 visible signs of aging? 

A: EVER Skin delivers a luxury brand experience for real women who want real results. The products are made with good for you ingredients charged by state-of-the-art science. Results are visible and transformative. The brand sets itself apart from the competition because the products are good for your skin AND efficacious. This is because of EVER’s patent-pending LSR10, which was scientifically formulated to help reduce the appearance of inflammation and the top 10 visible signs of aging: fine lines and wrinkles, loss of visible elasticity and firmness, spots, appearance of redness, loss of radiance, uneven texture, uneven skin tone, dull skin, dehydrated skin, and thin skin. LSR10® amplifies the ancient restorative power of the Magnolia Officinalis plant with two powerful antioxidants and a boost of modern science to help skin appear smoother, brighter, and more lifted, as well as to help minimize the effects of future damage to skin.

Q: What are your most popular products for moms and why?

A: SUBLIME Retinol Eye Wrinkle Smoother with LSR10 has been an instant hit because it makes you look like you got a good night’s rest, which, as moms, we know is hard to come by! SUBLIME visibly depuffs and reduces the appearance of dark circles, wrinkles and expression lines. If used in combination with our DAYLIGHT Treatment Concealer, it’s almost all you need for an instant eye lift.

Our Pure Results Regimen with LSR10 is also a hit because it’s an easy-to-follow 4-step skincare regimen that cleanses, exfoliates, treats and moisturizes skin, leaving it looking healthier and more radiant – less dull and tired.

The Regimen is designed for all ages, all skin types and all ethnicities and can be customized for specific skin concerns such as oily/dehydrated/sensitive skin and blemish-prone skin.  It’s quick and simple for busy moms looking for something that works!

Q: Which products do grandmother (glamas) like best and why?

A: Same goes for glamas – SUBLIME Retinol Eye Wrinkle Smoother with LSR10, but combined with OVERNIGHT FACIAL (made up of Retinol and peptides).  Applied before bedtime, this power pair works while you sleep to smooth, firm and hydrate the skin.

Q: How do you purchase EVER Skin? Which products would you suggest starting off with? 

A:  You can purchase EVER Skin through our website, everskin.com or through one of our passionate EVER Independent Specialists. Most of them were consumers before they were specialists. They know this brand inside out and will always be honest and only sell you what you need—and maybe what you don’t know you need, but must have!


Q: If you are interested in becoming a specialist, what do you propose are the first step?

A: Try the products and make sure you love them. That is crucial to being able to successfully sell them. A personal testimonial goes a long way, so we want to make sure our Independent Specialists are as passionate about EVER Skin as we are back at home base.

Once you start to see results, we encourage you to join our community of Independent Specialists, and it’s pretty simple to do so…

You can sign up right on our website, everskin.com/join. We provide the training, tools and support that you need to operate a thriving business. You’ll get one-on-one coaching from your Mentor, and you’ll meet other Independent Specialists at monthly local Specialist meet-ups. The Home Office also provides training calls and 24×7 online tools. You’ll be set up for success from the start!

Q: Tell our readers about the opportunity.

A: The EVER Skin opportunity allows you to take control and decide when and where to sell and how much time you want to invest in your own independent business. This allows you to create a business that fits your life, scaling up or down as you wish.

Q: Do you advocate for moms and glamas to take before and after photos (before and after starting to use the products)? When do you suggest they will really start to see results?

A: We love ourselves a before and after because they capture our visible results. The proof is in the photo.

74% of our consumers saw an IMMEDIATE difference within days – skin was visibly smoother, more moisturized.

91% saw fuller, softer, glowing skin after 1 week!

100% saw improved texture, brighter, hydrated, and less visible lines in 30 days.

If you can share your results with our team, we’d love to see them!

Q: Please tell our readers about EVER Skin’s breakthrough science.

A:  WHAT EVER DISCOVERED: Inflammation is the most vicious thief of youth. Sun, stress, bad habits, environmental toxins, irritating chemicals and hormonal changes all cause it.
WHAT EVER HARNESSED: Magnolia is a true power plant. It has existed since the prehistoric era and has evolved over time to become more potent. EVER taps into Magnolia’s resilience and time transcending power in a way that makes it totally skin available, uniquely skin catalyzing, and intensely skin transformative.

WHAT EVER CREATED: Patent-pending LSR10 is EVER’s magnolia-charged science in action. EVER boosts their restorative magnolia bark with science: safe bioactives that energize the bark’s natural antioxidants. This lets EVER generate formulas that are good for you, proven by science, and designed to help reduce the 10 visible signs of aging.

Q: If a #divamom and #glama is interested in hosting a private EVER Skin event for friends and family, who should they contact to set up?

A:  They can contact their local specialist. Find her here: everskin.com/connect

Q: Anything else about the EVER Skincare line that you want to share with our readers? I want to share that I personally love the overnight facial oil. I can’t get enough!

A: When you look beyond the jar, you see the best part of EVER: a mission-driven company ready to change more than skin.  We want to change work for women.  Our passion is to help you fund yours.

We have a #FabULyss upcoming #beautybreakfast on October 19th RSVP@divamoms.com, space is limited

EVER Beauty Breakfast

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