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Bitter Sweet

Heads up BN readers! Mark September 14th on your calendar. Bring your sob stories, but leave your Kleenex behind. Mary Francis Moore, Alison Lawrence and Annabel Griffiths are going to show you how to get over the trauma of being given the shaft (yeah, we’ve all been there) by your significant other. Their new book, Bittergirl: Getting Over Getting Dumped, is a guide to surviving the heartache with grace and style.

Join this trio as they uncover the secrets of the Bittergirls’ Guide. I mean, if you’re going to get the brush off, do it in style…right? The girls will be meeting at 7pm for a no-charge event (seating IS limited though!) at the McNally Robinson Booksellers at 52 Prince Street (between Lafayette and Mulberry).

Author Rebecca Field Jagger says of the book, “Such a fun read you’ll almost want to get dumped. Wise, wicked, and wonderful.”

So let him (or her) “Slip out the back, Jack” or “Make a new plan, Stan”…armed with your very own copy of Bittergirls, you’ll have your head up and a smile on your face.

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Whole Foods, Whole Body

Keep those calendars out! Wednesday, August 23rd marks the first Spa & Wellness day at Whole Foods (located in the mall at Columbus Circle). Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., you’ll be able to enjoy a myriad of treatments (please schedule in advance) and goodies from companies like Kimberly Sayer, Jason, EcoBella, Zia and Collective Wellbeing. There will be a dozen or so more companies represented, each one on the cutting-edge of organic cosmetics, hair care and other body products & services.

Plan to stop by and enjoy meeting these vendors. They’ll be thrilled to tell you about their products and how to keep your body as healthy from the outside in, as from the inside out.

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Lladro` Signs To Fight Breast Cancer

September 10th is a glorious day for Lladro` collectors old and new. The renowned Juan Vicente Lladro` will unveil the Lladro` Pink Collection, consisting of four special edition pieces: Admiratio, a delicate porcelain sculpture from the innovative Humanitas Collection; Flowers of Peace, a scented candle; a pink version of Waterdrop, a pendant from the Talismania Accessories Collection; and Treasures of the Earth, a classic sculpture featuring all pink flowers. The four items range from $35 to $795, making it possible for consumers to make a difference at any level, as 10% of the proceeds from these special pieces will be donated to the Susan G Komen Foundation. The Lladro company is committed to raising awareness as well as funds to fight Breast Cancer.

The Lladro Center is located at the Garden State Mall and the event on September 10 is from 10 am until 5 pm. Juan Vicente Lladro` will also be on hand signing special edition pieces as well as any purchase over $200.

Originally published August 2005
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