Bands and Flirting Dogs


Saturday night I went to the Tribeca Grand to see the [b]Kaiser Chiefs[/b]. They’re a hot new band from Leeds, England. The music is bight and shiny Britpop. Listen very closely, and you’ll swear you’ll hear a smidgen of Madness, Thin Lizzy, some wonky but fun 60’s garage, and a dram of the early Who’s bass lines. Fun, funky, quirky, hot, these are some of the many adjectives I could use to describe them. Listen to their single, “I Predict A Riot” and it will all become clear.

They’ve toured with Franz Ferdinand, and are touring the states right now, spiking everyone’s interest with their mini-shows. Did I mention that they were very easy on the eye? If you want to listen, look, or read more about them, go to their website [url=][/url] They’ll be back in New York, February 12th, playing North Six in Williamsburg. They’re definitely worth the trek to Billyburg.

I’m glad I went to the [b]Tribeca Grand[/b], because I forgot how slammed they get on the weekends. It was a serious convention of eye candy for both genders. If you want to go out some place glam, but not crazy, do check out the Tribeca Grand. At night, the lobby becomes a huge lounge; dancing happens in that weird room (I never remember the name) in the back behind the bar. Good music back there, but you’ll feel like you’re in someone’s rec room from the 70’s – a bit too much Lucite for my taste. Decent sized drinks and a great excuse to flirt.

And now…another great excuse for going out, flirting, and having a good time. Only this time around, your pooch can be flirty too. Tonight the [b]Woof Spa[/b] is hosting a Leashes and Lovers’ event, “Whine and Art.” It’s their January cocktail party, honoring Tillamook Cheddar, canine artist. Tillamook is a Brooklyn based Jack Russell Terrier whose work has been shown in Europe and throughout the U.S. To view Tillamook’s abstract art, please go to her website, [url=][/url] Tonight’s event boasts an open bar and hors d’oeuvres for both you and your pooch.

What: [b]Leashes and Lovers present Whine & Art[/b]

When: Tuesday, January 18th, 7PM – 9PM
Where: Woof Spa, 678 Hudson Street (between 13 &14th Streets)
Cost: $25 prepaid, $30 door, a portion of proceeds will benefit Animal Care and Control of New York

The rotten weather came just in time for us to enjoy facial week at [b]Barneys[/b]. No, I’m not crazy, all this week you can enjoy complimentary facials from Bionova & Remede (1/19), Sonya Dakar (1/20). Kanebo (1/20-22), B. Kamins (1/21), Cle de Peau (1/22), Clarins (1/25-26), Natura Bisse (1/27-29) and SCO (1/30). You should RSVP as soon as you can due to space limitations.

What: [b]Complimentary Revitalizing Facial @ Barneys[/b] When: Now thru Sun, Jan. 30th | Call for appointment
Where: Barneys, 660 Madison Ave. @61st Street.
RSVP: Barneys at 212.833.2782 to make an appointment.

I’m going to get a bit serious right now, but it’s for a good cause. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and this is a very good thing. But, women need to be aware and do home examinations every month. If you’ve ever done one yourself, you know it can (sometimes) be a bit confusing. Did you already hit that spot? Were you supposed to go only one way? What do I do now?

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It’s enough to make you not want to do a self-exam, but you know you can’t quit doing them. [b]Mark for Life[/b] has a breast self-exam kit that will definitely help you and de-mystify the whole deal.

The Mark for Life kit consists of a form fitting tee that has circles and arrows that shows you how to do the exam. If you do find a lump or bump, you can mark it on the shirt with the enclosed pen.

Mark for Life’s mission is to increase awareness of the importance of breast self-exams. 70% of all breast cancer is found via self-examination. Did you know that when found early, 96% of breast cancer patients survive. The tees come in sizes from 32A to 44DD and costs $24.99. You can purchase the Mark for Life kit at their website,, Intimacy on Madison Avenue, and the Glen Falls Hospital Hospitality Shop, 100 Park Street, Glen Falls, NY.

If you’re between 18-35 and want to see a [b]Roundabout Theatre Company[/b] production, join Hip Tix. The organization gives discounts to theatergoers; you see only the shows you want to see. You’ll even have opportunities to have drinks with the cast. There’s no membership fee, no catch. Just go to their website, [url=][/url] and sign up.

You’ve seen the shop and its hottie of an owner on “Project Runway” now you don’t have any more excuses to visit 30Vandam because they’re having a stupendous winter clearance sale. Yummy young designer items are 70& off, what are you waiting for? Go and shop!

What: 30Vandam Winter Clearance Sale
When: now through 1/27, hours Mon-Sat 12 PM- 7 PM., Sun 12PM – 6 PM
Where: 30 Vandam Street, between Varick & Avenue of the Americas, one block north of Spring Street
Contact: 212-929-5224

[b]Shelly & Renee[/b] outerwear sale couldn’t happen at a better time. Rex rabbit scarves $35, originally $110, Camel hair coats $295 from $895. Furs from [b]Trilogy[/b] and [b]Fleurette[/b] coats are now up to 70% off original prices.

What: Outerwear sale
When: Now through 1/19
Where: 158 W. 29th Street @ 7th Avenue, 12th Floor, 10 AM – 7 PM
Contact: 732-539-8750

Familiarity breeds contempt and when you’re stuck in your apartment all winter long, that sofa starts to look really bad. It’s easy to replace it now that [b]North Carolina Furniture[/b] is having their annual winter tag sale. All floor items are 75% off retail and there are special prices on custom orders too. Furniture styles range from contemporary to traditional.

What: North Carolina Furniture Winter Tag Sale
When: now – 1/30
Where: 12 W. 21st Street (off 5th Ave), 5th Floor
Contact: 212-645-2524

The [b]Bacchus Wine Shop[/b] at 2056 Broadway (between 70 & 71nd Streets) is having a unique wine tasting event Wednesday. They’re pitting wines from France, Italy and Spain against wines from California, New Zealand and Australia. The cost of the tasting includes a Riedel Crystal Vinum Extreme Bordeaux wine stem for your own collection.

What: War of the Wines Wine Tasting @ Bacchus Wine Shop
When: 1/19, 9PM – 10:30 PM
Where: Bacchus Wine Shop at 2056 Broadway (between 70 & 71nd Streets)
RSVP: 212-875-1200 or online at [url=][/url] Cost: $40 per person

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