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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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Thankful

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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Lady

#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

#DeLysscious Gobble.com-September 26th, 2017

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Q: We are super excited to introduce the #divamoms & dads to Gobble.com. I LOVE Ooshma Gargs story. Can you please share with our readers how Gobble.com came to be what it is today?

A: While at Stanford, Ooshma was busy starting a business when she realized how terrible she was feeling about her health. This was most likely due to the taco bell bags in her car, but it also had a lot to do with her missing home. She had always had the benefit of having her parents create amazing food for the family to enjoy at dinnertime and from that simple nostalgic thought came the idea of Gobble. Ooshma wanted to provide fresh, simple ingredients to users so they could create great meals at home in a very short amount of time, even if they were super busy!

Q: For busy working moms and dads Gobble.com is just what we need! We all need to spend less time in the kitchen while preparing #deLysscious and healthy food for our families. Tell our readers about how convenient it is to use Gobble.com. I love that you shop, chop and deliver right to our door.

A:Gobble allows users to create dinner in 15 minutes by taking the terrible parts of cooking out of the process and introducing dinner hacks. Par-cooked sides (rice, orzo, etc), marinated proteins, and ready-to-go sauces show up in the exact portions they are needed so that our members can create magic in 3 easy steps.

Q: Is it true that we can cook the gourmet meals in 15 minutes or less and that there is NO prep work? Seems like a dream come true.

A: It is a dream come true! While we can’t say that there isn’t ANY prep work, it is very light. Putting together a side dish will sometimes mean our members have to cut the stems off herbs or chop up a few mushrooms, but all of the heavy-lifting has been done which makes the dream a reality. Our members really enjoy the dinner hacks they learn about, such as how to cook chicken breasts or a beef filet in a very short amount of time.

Q: I love that the recipes are so easy to use. I know that you use 3-step recipes that are designed for 1 pan cooking. Who came up with this genius idea? What are the most popular recipes?

A: Our executive chef, Thomas Ricci introduced Ooshma to the practice of ‘mis-en-place’ a French cooking technique that simply means “everything in its place” or, having everything ready to go for the chef to come through and put it together! This technique has been used for centuries and is now being brought to our members by giving them everything “in its place” and ready to be put together. All Gobble meals go through rigorous testing to ensure they are ready for our members to put together in 15-minutes. Some of our more popular dishes include Chinese Chicken Lettuce Cups, Bistro Filet au Poivre, Brown Sugar Crusted Atlantic Salmon, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Porcini Mushroom Ravioli

Q: What if you and your family are picky eaters? What do you suggest?

A: A lot of our members have very picky eaters in their homes! We suggest taking a look at our new menus each and every week, and identify the dishes that have “Gobble Kid Certified” stamped on them. This ensures that things like icky mushrooms aren’t included and that the dish doesn’t have many ‘complicated’ flavors

Q: How do you get your box each week? Will you be delivering all over the East Coast?

A: We always show our members 4 weeks of menus, so they can easily choose what week’s make the most sense for them. Select the meals, choose a day you want the box delivered, and voila. We will be delivering to the east coast starting 9/12/2017 :)

Q: What are the costs associated with the program?

A: When members order 3 meals, the cost per serving is 11.95 (each meal serves 2!). If a member only wants 2 meals, then the cost per meal is $13.95. Other than that, nothing else is needed as our costs per serving include shipping & handling!

Q: What is the best email and or phone number to sign up?

A: Any email and phone work for us, just go to gobble.com and get started today!

Q: Is there anything else you want our readers to know about Gobble.com?

A: We love feedback! We’re working hard to create the best menus and service in the industry and rely on our members to help us get better. Give us a try and let us help you spread love through food with our 15-minute dinners!

My ten year old son helped be prepare the most #DeLysscious dinner, and we cannot wait to keep cooking with gobble.com!

Corn and squash ravioli with an arugula fennel salad

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Back To School Made Easier With Carried Away Chefs- September 7th, 2017

With the start of a new school year we know how busy working parents can be. I want to introduce you a new #FabULyssFind Carried Away Chefs. We know it takes a Village in NYC to raise children and I am thrilled that you will now learn about Kate Homes the Founder of Carried Away Chefs and her amazing team that makes the most DeLysscious meals just for you and your family.

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Q: Your resume is most impressive! You graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and worked with some of the most award-winning chefs. What made you prompted you to open an in home cooking personal chef company?

 

A: Despite being an entrepreneur and having two little kids, I’m all about life balance; so the idea of cultivating a career in food that also afforded somewhat regular hours was always a priority; being able to help busy families create balance for themselves is the ultimate reward for a hospitality professional- I’m a true believer that mealtime should be about enjoying each other’s company and NOT stressing about planning, prepping and cleaning.

 

Q: What can parents expect from your talented team? How do you work, meaning do you custom create the menu for every home differently? Are the same every week?

 

A: Each family’s weekly menu is customized from our current offerings to their tastes and dietary preferences. We source local ingredients to our test kitchen in upper Manhattan, where we develop our tried and true recipes and send the chefs on their way to your home.  The chefs bring the ingredients to your house to create your family’s meals, storing it with suggested reheating instructions to enjoy throughout the week.  We cook for you once or twice a week depending on your needs.

 

Q: I know you do the food shopping and bring to the home, how many meals do you prepare for the week? What if a family only wants vegeterian dishes? Or have dietary restrictions?

 

A: Our twice- a- week service provides 2 entrees and 2 sides with a baked good or breakfast each time (so 5-6 meals), while the 1 visit is 3 entrees & 3 sides (3-4 meals).  We accommodate all types of dietary preferences and our test and production kitchen is a nut free facility.  We cook for people who eat gluten free, paleo, vegan and are often called in to help with a specific diet recommended by a nutritionist.  Our chefs are adept at navigating kosher kitchens as well!

 

Q: What are your most popular dishes?

 

A: My team laughs at how obsessed I am with our lettuce cups- my original recipe was Chicken& Shiitake Asian lettuce cups but we’ve expanded them to lettuce cup tacos too! We specialize in creating healthy and delicious meals that adults can enjoy but appeal to kids too. Other must-haves are Truffle Beef Sliders and Coconut Pumpkin Soup with Cardemom when the chill hits in the fall!

 

Q: Please share with our readers the cost of the program….

 

A: 2x week program is $550 plus food cost and 1x is $350 plus food cost (food cost can range from $80 -$160 each visit depending on the dishes as vegetarian is often less)

 

Q: What kind of kitchen do families need? Do they need to have all the appliances or does your team come already equipped with that they need to prepare the meals?

 

A: We bring our own tools but use the equipment at your house.  We check in ahead of the first visit on what we might need but generally are always fine to work with what we’ve got- we are very resourceful and have cooked in all sorts of NYC kitchens! With the help of our test and production kitchen we can do some of the heavy lifting ahead of time if necessary.

 

Q: Please share with us some of your most popular dishes… do you also provide dessert? 

 

A: We suggest fun seasonal baked goods each week for dessert, right now we are featuring a Zucchini Bread and an Italian Plum torte.  Other client faves are Stone Fruit cobblers and an Heirloom Tomato Tart

 

Q: What if the parents are at work, can they leave a key for one of your chefs to go upstairs and prepare the meals? Do you like have someone in the apartment better? What does your staff feel most comfortable with?

 

A: Quite often we find ourselves cooking solo in the home and are comfortable with it.  We would ask ahead of time the best way to be let in and where to take out the trash on the way out; other than that we are good to go!

 

Q: How long in advance do you suggest signing up for the program before a family wants to get started?

 

A: We can generally get new families on the schedule in 1-2 weeks. The schedule fills up fast in early fall and early spring though so its always good to plan ahead!

 

Q: Please tell our readers the best way to get in touch with you via email and phone.. Please include the best email and phone number.


A:
We’d love to hear from you and are always available to answer questions about our weekly chef and catering services;we can be reached at 718.606.8755 or chef@carriedawaychefs.com.  Feel free to check us out at http://carriedawaychefs.com/weekly-chef-divapromo/

 

Added Bonus

Please share with us one of your favorite recipes 

 

Grilled Corn and Radicchio Orzo Salad

 

Serves 6

Ingredients

½ lb Orzo (half box)

1 small head radicchio

1 green Pepper- diced

2 ears sweet corn

½ lb fresh mozzerella- diced in ½ inch cubes

½ cup pitted kalamatas-halved

½ cup pitted castlevetrano,or other green olive- sliced

olive oil

salt & pepper

1 cup fresh basil leaves

red wine vinegar

 

Method

Heat a grill to medium heat. Shuck corn, coat with salt and

olive oil, and then grill until tender and lightly charred (alternately broil on HI 5 minutes per side).

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and boil orzo

about 10 minutes until al dente. Drain in a mesh colander

and rinse briefly. When drained and slightly cooled, season

with a drizzle of olive oil and red wine vinegar, and a pinch

of salt and pepper. Transfer to a large bowl.

 

With a sharp knife, slice corn off the cob, transfer to orzo

bowl. Halve the head of radicchio, slice out core, and slice

thin to add to orzo. Stir in green pepper, mozzerella, olives

and season to taste with salt and pepper. Slice basil thin

and gently incorporate. Serve.

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