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VIΛ 57 WEST (625 West 57th Street) #FabULyssfind-January 18th, 2017

Introducing a new #FabULyssfind for #divamoms #divadads and #glamparents
VIΛ 57 WEST (625 West 57th Street)
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Q: Please tell the #divamoms, #divadads and #glamparents about the new beautiful VIA West 57th Street building… What will families love most about this new family friendly property?
A: VIA 57 WEST  provides a home in which you can live, work and thrive. With inspiring views of the Hudson River, premium smoke-free rental residences balance the excitement of the city and the tranquility of nature. A visual gateway to Manhattan, VIA
57 WEST  is part of the 57 WEST  residential superblock, an oasis in one of New York’s most dynamic neighborhoods.
Q: What will families fall in love with when they visit the building? What do you think the families will be most attracted to?
A: At VIA 57 West, families can enjoy the grand lobby with a 24-hour concierge. The resident-exclusive dynamic amenities package offers VIA Social, VIA Garden and VIA Fit, encompassing East and West Resident Lounges, Library, Party Room, Chef’s Kitchen, Screening Room, Tot Spot Playroom, Ping Pong, Billiards, and Shuffle Board Game Room, Poker Room and Golf Simulator and Putting Green, as well as Outdoor Seating and Activity Areas, a Sunlit Swimming Pool and Indoor Half-Court Basketball. Additionally, curated amenities including neighborhood outings, arts and crafts classes, children’s programs, lectures, and culinary adventures are available through the 57 WEST Insider Program.
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Q: I know the readers would love to learn more about the dynamic architecture. Please expand….
A: World-renowned architect Bjarke Ingels’ breakthrough design puts an unconventional twist on the classic Manhattan residential building. With high performance floor-to-ceiling window with solar Eco-Veil roller shadesglass, residences open to natural light, soaring sky, and spectacular river and garden views. Almost
50% of the homes enjoy a private balcony or terrace.
Q: Is there anything that each residence in the building has the same? What makes them different?
A:  VIA 57 WEST offers a variety of studio, one, two, three, and four bedroom residences, many with expansive terraces overlooking the Hudson River. The building’s dynamic architecture is reflected throughout the interiors that organically flow from indoor to outdoor living. Materials and construction have been carefully considered and selected for their resilience and environmental impact. Each aspect of the design has been thoughtfully planned to conserve water, reduce energy needs, and promote the wellness of residents while minimizing the impact on the environment.
Living spaces make the most of natural light and dramatic views. Spacious kitchens with GE and Blomberg Energy-Star appliances, FSC-certified wood Italian cabinetry and pure white Caesar stone countertops and backsplashes combine everyday simplicity with refined design. Bathrooms are crafted with warm, natural finishes and clean, modern lines.  Each home contains a Bosch washer and dryer.
Q: Tell us about the neighborhood.. what are the best parks for families and some family friendly restaurants. What bus stops, subway stops are nearby?
A: Explore iconic New York from an exciting new perspective. Step out for one-of-a-kind shops, top restaurants, and healthful markets. Take in the world’s finest art, theater and music. When it’s time to relax, take a picnic to the park or bike along the river. Get to know the neighborhood as a 57 West Insider, an exclusive program of in-building and area activities for residents to enjoy. Some neighborhood highlights include:
–    Lincoln Center
–    Hudson River Park
–    Ethical Culture Center replace with Animal Kennel Center (AKC)
–    Pier 84
–    The Intrepid
–    Dewitt Clinton Park
–    Landmark movie theatre coming in Fall 2017
–    Whole Foods at Columbus Circle
–    57 West Resident Shuttle
–    59th St – Columbus Circle Station (A,B,C,D Trains)
–    57th Street Crosstown Bus
–    63rd Street Crosstown Bus
Q: How much are the two bedrooms starting at? What’s the biggest size apartment that the building has. How much is that apartment going for?
A: Available two bedroom residences begin at $5,820/month. The largest apartment available is 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, priced at $12,800/month.
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Q: What are the best amenities that the building has for families? Please tell our readers in detail…
A: Enjoy curated amenities provided exclusively for VIA 57 WEST residents through the 57 West Insider Program, featuring neighborhood outings, arts and crafts classes, children’s programs, lectures, and culinary adventures, all perfectly suited for families. Adults and children alike have access to the East and West Resident Lounges, Library, Party Room, Chef’s Kitchen, Screening Room, Tot Spot Playroom, Ping Pong, Billiards, and Shuffle Board Game Room, Poker Room and Golf Simulator and Putting Green, as well as Outdoor Seating and Activity Areas, a Sunlit Swimming Pool and Indoor Half-Court Basketball.
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Q: Tell us more about the neighborhood where the building is… What are the schools that the building is zoned for? What private and public schools are nearby and what about early childhood schools and centers?
A: VIA57 WEST’s school zone is District 2 which has some of the highest- performing and popular schools in the city.   Public pre-school, middle and high schools include P.S. 051 Elias Howe (M051), P.S. 212 Midtown West (M212), Success Academy Hell’s Kitchen (Manhattan 2) (M170) – Charter, Professional Performing Arts High School (M408), Beacon High School (M479), Urban Assembly Gateway School for Technology (M507), High School for Environmental Studies (M400).   Private schools include Sacred Heart Parochial (MBAU), Fieldston School, De La Salle Academy, York Prep, and Abraham Joshua Herschel High School
Q: Please give our readers the best way to get in touch with the building for tours and with questions? Email, Phone number and names please.
A: Phone: 212 789 5757; VIA57WestLeasing@durst.org
Q: Tell us about the spectacular views of the Hudson River…
A: The Hudson River has inspired artists and writers for centuries. Watch the light on the river change throughout the day. In the morning, the city rises with you. In the evening, the sun sets in thousands of colors.
Q: Many moms and dads work from home…please tell us about the wonderful amenities for working parents…
A: VIA 57 WEST  offers residents exclusive amenities designed to enhance an urban lifestyle and nourish your mind, body and soul. Through VIA Garden, experience the
22,0000 SF exclusive courtyard oasis with 80 new planted trees and lawns, 47 species of
native plant material, outdoor seating and four barbecue grills, all within a design that shares the exact proportions as Olmsted’s Central Park. VIA Social features 2 Resident Lounges, a Library with work stations and printer/copier/scanner, a Reading Room, outdoor lounges with river views, a Movie Screening Room, a Game Room with Ping Pong, Billiards and Shuffle Board, a Poker Room and a Golf  Simulator and Putting Green. Enjoy the Gym, Fitness Lounge, Swimming Pool, Sun Decks, Exercise Studios and Indoor Half-Basketball Court through VIA FIT.
Q: Please add any additional information that you would like our readers to know about…
A: VIA 57 WEST redefines green living with a vision of sustainability that both respects nature and promotes well-being. VIA 57 WEST sets a new paradigm for environmental responsibility. Centered around the four core elements––Water, Energy, Air, and Earth –– VIA 57 WEST gives back to the environment and provides a home where people can live
#dedicated Q &A

The 5 Moms You’ll Meet In Suburbia-January 11th, 2017

The 5 Moms You’ll Meet in Suburbia

The fact is, when you live in the city different neighborhoods have different personalities. And you get used to it—you probably picked your neighborhood because you identified with the vibe, the moms and dads you met and the farmers markets/Soul Cycles/playgroups/A+ preschools in the immediate vicinity.

But then you start scoping suburbia and things change. Everything feels a little bigger, a little more spread out and a lot more unknown. But here’s the thing—just like there’s a “type” in every single city neighborhood, every suburb has a personality that, no doubt, will become very apparent once you start to dig in. And, in our experience, that often boils down to a few different “mom types” that seem to pop up no matter the ‘burb. Spot them on your next search—it’s like a living, breathing game of suburban bingo!

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She might never sleep—really, there’s no other explanation for why or how her house is always perfect, her kids are always meticulously groomed and dressed, and she always has the most enviable treats for the bake sale. And the craziest part? She does it all with a smile. If you could only bottle her energy, her enthusiasm and skills that would make Martha Stewart jealous you’d be all set. But you can’t—all you can do is watch and wonder. How does she do it all?

 

THE ALWAYS-LATE MOM

“Rush” would be an understatement—this mom is always screeching in at the very last second, practically tossing her kids into the morning line, onto the baseball field and through the door of gymnastics/piano/ballet and this afternoon’s birthday party. And the second she does, there’s zero chance she can take a breath and sit for a minute because, without a doubt, she’s got somewhere else to be, someone else to pick up and drop off and a laundry list of to-dos that’s exhausting just to read. She’ll chat with you when she picks up her kid—10 minutes late, of course.

 

THE KNOW-IT-ALL MOM
This mom tends to fall into one of two buckets—the Gossip and the Mom-Who-Knows-Everything. The net net? She’s in the know about everyone and everything in town, in school and, often, on your block. Learn how to leverage her know-how and you’ll always have the scoop on the best soccer coaches, the A+ after school activities and what day camps are worth the money.

 

THE MOM WITH THE HELP…
You know she exists—maybe you’ve even seen her once or twice. But this mom is decidedly MIA most of the time, marching out a team of nannies, sitters, tutors, drivers, housekeepers and assistants every single day to tackle every single thing on their list. From dropping the kids at school to sending treats for the holiday party to filling the bleachers at this weekend’s game, this mom can outsource anything and everything, and credits that with her ability to “do it all.”

 

YOGA PANTS MOM

Does she go to the gym or the local barre studio? Who knows—but is she does, she’s always dressed for the occasion. This mom has made wearing yoga pants an art and, somehow, seems to be able to pair them with everything from a tank or tee to a dressy top and strappy sandals. How does she do it? You’ll never know. But she never veers away from her trusted yoga pants, whether she actually works out or not.
The Suburban Jungle is an award-winning firm that specializes in moving families from urban to suburban. The company’s innovative “town first” approach helps buyers find the right suburb for their family based on personality and lifestyle, not just the house. Services are FREE and fully customized to each family and their unique journey. To learn more and to connect with a Suburbs Strategist, and find the place your family truly fits in visit www.suburbanjunglerealty.com and click GET STARTED.

#MitzvahMama- My Boy Hit It Out Of The Ball Park- December 12th 2016

Hello #Diva’s! Sorry it has been a while it has been a crazy month!!! This past weekend my #Jaxman became a Bar Mitzvah! So proud of our #mitzvahman! See the ball, hit the ball and yesterday you hit it out of the ball park! We are so proud of you!
There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.#TommyLasorda #jaxman not only did you make it happen yesterday… you read from the Torah on the bima like it was your #worldseries we LOVE you!

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Around a week ago, I hosted a Magical Holiday party with Verdura Jewelry and Steiff USA and celebrating Laura Numeroff and the children’s book, “Raising a Hero.” It was a hit and #BlakeyBleu had a blast!

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A day or so later, my family and I headed to Citi Field for a pre Bar Mitzvah photo shoot with our #FabULyss Photographer JKP Photgraphy! It got us all super excited for the actual day to come!

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A few nights ago while preparing for the big day, I went out to the #deLysscious Nobu57. Had tons of sushi and lots and lots of Sake!

Then, my husband and I took Jax to see the Broadway show, “Dear Evan Hansen.” We took #jaxman💙⚾️ to see #dearevanhansen on #bway…this is a show that every parent with a #tween #teen should make sure they see! …multiple #Tony nominations for this incredible musical, I guarantee it (get your acceptance speech ready #benplatt!!) #youwillbefound this show is beyond #fabULyss! You will laugh and you will cry and most of all you will want to hug your child tight

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Want to alert you to a awesome new service for #Divamoms, #Divadads, #Glamparents and anyone else in Manhattan and Brooklyn! Luxe, is an on demand valet parking app, providing hourly, daily and monthly rates. At the press of a button, request a valet to pick up your car door-to-door wherever you are. While your car is parked, you can even request a caraway, a fuel up or even an oil change. When you’re ready for your car, just request it on the app and tell them when and where! Luxe subscriptions start at $399 a month which includes 10 valet round trips and unlimited overnight storage. To receive $100 off your first month email divamoms@luxe.com or call 646-752-9402 to unlock this #FabULyss offer! This new app will definitely be a hit so use our offer while you can!

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To get ready for #Jaxmans big day I had the eyebrow guru fix me up! Sabria’s Brows on 39 E 78th Street Between Madison & Park is the best!

I can’t believe Jax’s Bar Mitzvah is already over?! Thank you to the special Jamie of JKP Photographers for capturing every moment of this special day! Also, thank you to Cakes Jagla for making the most #fabULyss and most #deLYsscious baseball themed cake! Can it get more perfect for Jax?  Check out my Instagram page to see some photos I posted! We also loved working with David Sharky from Untouchable Events for the #FabULyss entertainment and gaming.. the kids had a blast!

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Tuesday, December 13th, come to the Diva Moms and David Yurman event with the entertaining expert, author and illustrator Darcy Miller! RSVP@Divamoms.Com and you will be entered to win a featured David Yurman Piece! Come and bring all your #Divamoms and #Glammas for a #fabULyss evening!

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xoxo

The 5 Things Every Suburban Mom NEEDS- December 5, 2016

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The 5 Things Every Suburban Mom NEEDS

If you’re moving from the city to the suburbs, there’s no doubt you’ve made your list and checked it way more than twice. Because when you’re making such a monumental leap, there are endless to-dos topping your list, from registering the kids for school to signing up for activities to getting your family in the mix ASAP in your new community—and then there’s the HOUSE…

It’s enough to make even the most Type-A parent’s head spin. And that’s why, in the midst of all the excitement and, yes, chaos surrounding a move to suburbia, it’s easy to forget a few other must-haves—must-haves every mama needs when she makes the leap from the hustle and bustle of the big city to life in the ‘burbs.

#1. A CAR (and a LICENSE)

Sure, the suburbs is all about Uber, but that can’t be your only wheels. While you have endless transportation options in the city, even the best-connected ‘burb can’t compete. So do yourself a favor and get a car. Ideally, get two—if you’ve got kids you’ll inevitably have a ton of double-booked days, and being able to deploy two parents to get the job done will help big time. Make that one of your first—if not the first—major acquisition in suburbia. You’ll be glad you did.

And, side note, if you don’t have a license, take care of that NOW. If you or your spouse grew up in the city, there’s a chance you never had that adolescent rite of passage. Sign up for driving lessons and get to it. Navigating life in the suburbs means tons of driving—trust us.

#2. Your Very Own TOOLKIT

Guess what? In the suburbs there’s no super to call for the leaky faucet/burned out bulb/clicking in the AC. That’s not to say you’re flying solo—you’ll have a great plumber, roofer, contractor, landscaper and a bevy of other experts at the ready. But they won’t be 24/7 and they won’t be a floor away. And that means you and your spouse need to know your way around a basic toolbox. You don’t have to be Chip and Jo Gaines, but you should aim to master the basics—tightening the screws, changing the lightbulbs, unclogging the toilet…you get the idea. So get that toolbox stocked and make sure you know what’s what. When a problem arises, you’ll be glad you do.

#3. Some Outdoor Basics

Same goes for the great outdoors. Even if you’re going to hire landscapers or gardeners, you’ll probably need and want to tackle a few basics on your own—think watering the garden, salting the walkway and cleaning up after bad weather. A few staples—a rake, heavy duty garbage bags, a hose and other climate-specific must-haves should be enough.

#4. Bikes!

Bikes are a hassle to store in the city but, in suburbia, you’ve got nothing but SPACE. Get your entire family in on the action by getting bikes—or skis or rollerblades or something—early on. This will help you make a habit of getting the whole gang up and out. Which, by the way, is much easier in suburbia…

#5. SO MUCH FURNITURE

Yes, your apartment feels packed in the city and that can make it feel like you have plenty of furniture and accessories to go around. But guess what? You don’t. Even if your new home isn’t a massive upgrade square footage-wise, there’s something about a house and it’s general configuration and flow—you just need (and want) MORE.

Start shopping before you move in to ensure your new home feels as homey as possible from day one. And don’t be afraid to go big. Lots of apartment-dwellers are so conditioned to save space and opt for the smaller, more compact options out there. Take measurements and focus on what fits in your new space, not just what you’re used to. Then be prepared, because furnishing a house is nothing like furnishing an apartment.

The Suburban Jungle is an award-winning firm that specializes in moving families from urban to suburban. The company’s innovative “town first” approach helps buyers find the right suburb for their family based on personality and lifestyle, not just the house. Services are FREE and fully customized to each family and their unique journey. To learn more and to connect with a Suburbs Strategist, and find the place your family truly fits in visit www.suburbanjunglerealty.com and click GET STARTED.

xoxo

Have a #GobbleLysscious Thanksgiving- November 22, 2016

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Hello  #divamoms… Sorry it has been a while since my last blog… I have been extra busy to say the very least! My older son will become a Bar Mitzvah boy in less than three weeks. It’s been a very emotional few weeks for me. Looking forward to sharing beautiful #fabULyssphotos with you. I have had fun shopping for Jax’s Bar Mitzvah which I cannot believe is right around the corner. Where did the time go? I went to the store, MonnaLisa for #BlakeyBleu and found a perfect outfit for her to wear on her big brother’s day! Suits, ties, shoes for the boys.. Now I just need to complete my outfit… Cannot wait to share with you.

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Last week I had another Diva Date Night with #Olliepop! We saw the new Disney movie, Moana. Definitely bring your kids they will love it the #fabULyssfilm. It’s a #divamust for both boys and girls. The soundtrack is already playing in my apartment around the clock.

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I found a new #FabULyssFamilyFriendly restaurant that is absloultey #deLysscious. Ribalta Pizza downtown is an amazing place for family night. The food was INCREDIBLE … def a place to put on your restaurant LYSST! The pizza, meatballs and even the tiramisu was to die for… check out my Instagram, @diva_moms to see mouthwatering pictures of the #deLysscious food! Plus they play great music and everyone that works in the restaurant has a big smile on their face and knows how to make the kids happy!

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Saturday night, I spent my night seeing the new movie, The Fantastic Beasts with some refreshing fruit punch! So unlike me, but much needed! #Olliepop LOVED the #harrypotter spinoff… definitely bring your little ones if they are #harrypotterfans!

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Sunday, it was Daddys Day out, #Jaxman and my husband, Brian, went to the Knicks game! They love going and they even won which topped off the day!

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Sunday night one of my favorite shows came back, The Affair! I don’t want to spoil if you haven’t watched yet… but do it now on Showtime!

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#rulesdontapply #warrenbeatty😍💚💙 was #fabULyss #1950s old school#hollywoodglamour rules

#curleegirlee #book📚 #fabULyssfun #dylanscandybar #curlyhair #curlykids#blakeybleu🎀 #curleecurls my girl

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We are thrilled to introduce you to the newest most fabULyss New York Kids Club
Opening January 23rd, 2017
401 East 55th Street (btwn 1st & Sutton)
Please use the 
divadiscountcode
 to save $50 off your first class purchase
 Off the first class purchase and unlimited open play for the Winter/Spring semester(valid all locations)
You just simply need to use the code: NYKCDIVA by December 15th when purchasing the Winter/Spring class.
The opening date is set for January 23, 2017 and the semester will end on June 4th.
Call 646-357-2531
We are thrilled about this new Midtown East location!

Also… with Thanksgiving just a couple days away I realized I want to take baking lessons.

#deLysscious #thanksgivingpie #applecrumble @epicerieboulud I 😘 #pieshopping for the #feast

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Happy almost Thanksgiving #DivaMoms!  I am most thankful for my family on Thanskgiving and each and every day!


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Enjoy xoxo

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