DJ Jasmine Solano’s Top 10 Weekend Playlist

 

Start your weekend off right with some cool tunes from our girl DJ Jasmine Solano. Check out her Top 10 playlist below.

1. Mayer Hawthorne “When The Night Falls (Chromeo Cover)”

My favorite “feel-good-tune” at the moment.

 

2. Beyonce “Best Thing I Never Had”

This is not a song — this is an anthem! Continue reading

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Loafers: The Must-Have Shoe for This Fall

Loafers have come a long way.

What used to be only a traditional leisure shoe for men or statement shoe worn by prep students in the 1950’s, has now been remixed and updated with new colors, textures and styles for a more fashionable twist – making the classic flat slip-on shoe a comfortable way to still be fashion forward while spicing up your casual look.  They are also a great transitional shoe option for fall and can be worn with a variety of looks from preppy-chic to uber-feminine and dainty ensembles.

While sometimes you can’t escape a fierce high-heeled shoe, it’s definitely nice to have a chic alternative that still has the same cool factor.  Take a slice out of fall with these super chic and updated takes on the classic loafer. Continue reading

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Bartender Marco of Houston’s Bodegas Taco Shop

When and why did you get into mixology?

I started 11 years ago. I love that I can have fun while getting paid.

 

Tell me a bit about your bar. What would you tell someone who has never been here before?

I would tell them that they’re in for the best experience of eating, drinking, music and game watching, with a laid back atmosphere. You will forget about your problems for the night!

 

What do you love about working behind the bar?

I have made the best of friends.

 

What sets HPNOTIQ apart from the rest of the cocktail world?

It’s a fusion; you can mix it with so many things, and women love it!

 

What is your favorite signature HPNOTIQ cocktail?

Harmonie, peach schnapps, vodka, and homemade strawberry lemonade.

 

Tell us about your specialty HPNOTIQ cocktail. What occasion is it perfect for?

Any night!

 

What is one thing behind the bar that you cannot live without? Why?

151 Rum; you can transform personalities in less than 30 minutes.

Check out Bodegas Taco Shop on Facebook and Twitter at @Bodegatacoshop.

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Get Nailed With Harmonie-Inspired Nail Colors

It’s time to say buh-bye to the hot pinks, light yellows, and bright blues that adorned fingernails during the summer. Fall is here, so rock a nail color that complements the impending icy chill and shows your sassy side.

Hpnotiq Harmonie-inspired lilac, violet, and deep purple nail polishes are more unexpected than traditional autumn colors, like red, orange, and burgundy, and will give you a royal air on a pauper’s budget. Plus, there are fun finishes from iridescence to rubbery matte, and even a few sparkles thrown in to delight any discerning mani-pedi addict. So go on already and get nailed with these Harmonie-inspired nail lacquers! Continue reading

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Ladies We Love: Chanelle Harris

Meet Chanelle Harris, a Marketing Director with the Lotus Concept Group.

What is your favorite Hpnotiq Drink?

My favorite Hpnotiq drink is the “Hpnotiq Heartbreaker.”

 

What’s your best advice for looking great in the club?

My best advice would be to wear something you’re comfortable in and be confident.

 

What song makes you want to get out on the floor and dance?

My favorite song to dance to is “Hello” by Martin Solveig.

 

Favorite Quote:

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when their right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust none but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” –Marilyn Monroe

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Bartender Ken Hall From Las Vegas’ Sugar Factory

When and why did you get into mixology?

I have been creating cocktails for over 19 years, but didn’t really get into true “mixology” until about six years ago.  Then about five years ago, the company I was working for conceived the idea that became Noir Bar.  Noir had a very speakeasy type feel to it, with the added Vegas pizazz.  In there we did not have a cocktail menu. We kind of just created cocktails for people on the fly. We would do a little interview with the guest and get an idea of what they liked and go from there.  We had a tremendous amount of liquors, liqueurs and fresh ingredients from which to create.  I loved the concept and working there.

Tell me a bit about your bar. What would you tell someone who has never been there before?

Currently I am the corporate mixologist for the Sugar Factory American Brassiere and the Chocolate Lounge.  Both of the menus that I created were built around the theme of the venue. In the Chocolate Lounge I created a menu filled with all different types of chocolate cocktails. As you probably know, the Sugar Factory is a candy store, thus I made a menu filled with cocktails that would take you back to your youth. There is every thing from a Blow Pop and a Hubba Bubba to a Swedish Fish, Grape Crush and a Twinkie. For anyone with any sort of sweet tooth, this could be your beverage paradise. Continue reading

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How to Navigate the Online Dating Scene in New York City

Did your summer love end with the chill of a fall breeze? Or did you spend last night whining with your girlfriends because you deleted Mr. Wrong from your phone yesterday…for the second time? Well, you may be in luck, because one of these dating websites could open the door to a new online suitor to date offline in the city!

1. Match is the largest online dating website and has a diverse user base. Members have the ability to perform their own searches, which is of course important for making your initial superficial judgments. There is a monthly fee, but many NYC users have raved that this cost is worth it, as they were sick of meeting people in Lower East Side dive bars who completely lack relationship potential. Continue reading

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Ladies We Love: Tammy Gail of Glam-A-Thon

Who is Tammy Gail? The founder of only the most fabulous FUNdraising breast cancer charity this side of pink!

Started in 2006 by breast cancer survivor Tammy Gail, Glam-A-Thon began with humble roots — don’t we all before a good highlight? — with just a couple hundred girls promenading in a mall, raising money for the cause, while window shopping.

Flash forward to 2011, now in its fifth year, thousands of women gather together for Glam-A-Thon’s signature event, the Glam Doll Strut, to strap on their stilettos and strut their stuff down a ¼ of a mile in an effort to raise numbers that continue to climb into the triple digits. With all that money staying here locally for our own fabulous females fighting the fight, Tammy Gail has let the women of South Florida know we are here for them. Continue reading

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Must-Have Fashion Trends for This Fall

Judging by the dip in temperature, fall is officially upon us! Are your closets ready with this season’s must-have trends? If not, don’t fret, we have you covered with six easy-to-wear fall must-have trends that will keep you looking effortlessly chic in chilly weather.

Leopard Prints- This print has been a favorite for the past few seasons, and this fall it continues to roar loudly. Leopard prints are great in that they can easily act as a neutral paired with just about any color. This fall, allow your leopard prints to create standout moments in your wardrobe. Continue reading

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NYFW Beauty Bar at Townhouse Spa

For two days, the lovely women of New York were pampered at Townhouse Spa’s NYFW Beauty Bar event. Attendees were treated to Shellack manicures and pedicures courtesy of Creative Nail Designs, facials by DDF Skin Care, makeovers from Sue Devitt and blowouts courtesy of Allerna. Hpnotiq was there to satisfy everyone’s thirst and sweet tooth with tasty Harmonie cocktails and treats from the candy bar.

There were plenty of star-sightings including Angela Simmons, Snooki, Real Housewives of New York City’s Kelly Bensimon, America’s Next Top Model’s Sheena Sakai and Nadia Bjorlin E!’s Dirty Soap! Check out the video of us chatting with the featured vendors, below.

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