City Pulse

By P.J. Gach

This weather is playing havoc with everyone’s hair. The snow, rain and humidity just doesn’t make a girl or guy’s hair want to behave. When I went to Ouidad to get my hair cut, I picked up her Climate Control thinking I’d use it later on in the year when it got warmer. I am so glad I have it, because I’ve been using it since the weather has gotten freaky and my hair is not the frizzball mess it would have been, had I not picked it up. Whew. Get yours at http://www.ouidad.com.

Jimmy Chamberlin (ex- Smashing Pumpkins, ex-ZWAN) will be performing at the Mercury Lounge this Thursday. He’s got a new group, The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex and a new CD “Life Begins Again” (Sanctuary Records), which debuts Jan. 25. Come on out and hear him preview the new release.

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Chamberlin says, “The complex is about the love of music! Come check out the new heavy jams.”

The band on all tour dates includes Jimmy Chamberlin (drums); Billy Mohler (Bass, Vocals, keyboards and guitar); Sean Woolstenhulme (Guitar, Vocals) and Adam Benjamin (Fender Rhodes).

This is the first of a seven city min-tour. A more extensive tour is planned for the spring. You can pick up tickets from ticketweb.com or the Mercury Lounge box office.

What: Jimmy Chamberlin @ the Mercury Lounge
When: Thursday, January 13th 8:30 PM
Where: Mercury Lounge, E. Houston Street, 217 E. Houston Street
Contact: 212-260-4700
Website: http://www.mercuryloungenyc.com

Luxury is too much fun and for $15.00 you can indulge yourself this weekend at the New York Luxury Show at the Jacob Javits Center. You’ll be able to sample caviar, chocolate and other exotic delicacies from around the world. There will seminars on everything from space travel to tips from photographers from National Geographic. You’ll also be able to sample treatments from spas around the world.

What: The New York Luxury Show
When: 1/5 & 1/16, Saturday 10AM – 6PM, Sunday 11AM – 4PM
Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street (by the West Side Highway)
Contact: http://www.luxuryshows.com

Speaking of luxury, wouldn’t you love to have the same special limited – edition, crystal studded compact that the stars are getting in their Golden Globes goody bag?

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Every year, L’Oreal Paris presents the nominees with an exclusive, darling little luxury. This year the L’Oréal Paris Presents its 2005 Golden Globes Compact

For the 2005 Golden Globes awards, L’Oréal Paris continues its fourth annual tradition of honoring Hollywood’s most talented women in film and television by presenting the nominees with an exclusive, luxury makeup compact from L’Oréal Paris. This year, the L’Oréal Paris Golden Globes Compact is an 18-karat gold compact encrusted with stunning Swarovski crystals in an art deco-ish design reminiscent of Hollywood’s past. Inside the compact are limited-edition shades of Colour Riche Rich Creamy Lipcolour in Ruby Sheer and Peachy Sheen.

Want one of your own? Enter L’Oréal Paris sweepstakes at www.lorealparis.com/awards between January 14 – February 28, 2005.

It’s never too early to think of a Valentine’s Day gift that will wow your partner. Fossil has come up with a gift that will satisfy the inner James Bond and is fun and functional too.

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The watch/PDA is a Palm Powered(TM) watch with a capability of 8 MB of
memory. The watch’s face can be changed to suit your own style and the memory can store thousands of addresses, dates, memos, third party Palm OS (R) applications and more. There are additional features like a high density (160X 160) grayscale LCD touch screen, backlight and the stylus has been integrated into the watchband.

Talk about high spy, you can beam data into another Palm Powered device via the Infrared Port. There’s an USB HotSync support for MAC OS and Windows. You can purchase the watch at their website, www.fossil.com Or at either of their fifth Avenue shops (530 5th Ave. (212) 997-3978, 103 5th Ave. (212) 243-7296) or in their SOHO location, (541 Broadway, (212) 274-9579). To find more locations, call 1-800-449-3056

Susan Shapiro wrote a very funny book not too long ago, “Five Men Who Broke my Heart.” It was a book women could relate to, she tracked down old boyfriends and discussed their relationships. Her new book, “Lighting Up: How I Stopped Smoking, Drinking and Everything Else I Loved in Life Except Sex” is debuting. It’s another funny, insightful look at life, addictions and the battle to overcome them. Susan will be making a personal appearance at the Barnes & Noble in Greenwich Village Thursday, January 13th.

What: Susan Shapiro book signing/discussion “Lighting Up: How I Stopped Smoking, Drinking and Everything Else I Loved in Life Except Sex”
When: Thursday, January 13, 7:30 PM
Where: Barnes & Noble, 396 Avenue of The Americas (by W. 8th)
Contact: 212-674-8780

The annual CD101.9 New York Festival of Wines is just around the corner, so sign up now. You can sample over 100 wines, courtesy of the Morrell Wine Exchange, or take a class taught by world-renowned wine experts. The event is being held at the Marriott Marquis on February 4th.

What: CD101/9 New York Festival of Wines
When: Friday, February 4th, 7 – 10 PM
Where: Marriott Marquis Hotel, Broadway @ 45th Street
Tickets: 866-211-3812, or http://www.wqcd.com/winefest/index.aspx
Cost: $60.00 per person

Originally published January 2005
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