Friday, February 20, 2015


Be sure to check out the exhibit at the Jewish Museum at 5th Avenue and 92nd street in New York, Helena Rubenstein: Beauty is Power. Her cosmetics empire spanned four continents . She became a global icon as well as a leader in art, fashion and philanthropy Rubenstein was arguably the first modern self-made woman magnate.

At the turn of the century the use of cosmetics was frowned upon by the middle class. Madame Rubinstein rejected this, producing and marketing the means for ordinary women to transform themselves. This exhibit gives viewers a glimpse into Helena Rubenstein's extraordinary life. Be sure to check it out before it closes on March 22, 2015.

Until next time C&C

Monday, February 2, 2015

Singing in the Rain

With the possible exception of Gene Kelly or the seriously depressed, does anyone really enjoy schlepping out on a cold depressing day? Since we can't control the weather why not come up with something to put a smile on our faces.

KNIRPS, a leading umbrella manufacturer has just come up with the perfect solution ....ta da!  Welcome to the world of" FLOYD" with their new FLOYD WET, a black umbrella with a white zebra pattern.   This umbrella is light weight in design and features a ring handle. 

"He was such an unassuming umbrella," said Floyd's neighbors.

Photo Credit:  Knirps USA

Here's the good part.....when the white zebra pattern gets wet the lines change into bright colors.

"But when it rained, he turned wild."

Photo Credit:  Knirps USA

How cool is that? At $39 retail this is something to sing about. For more info go to

Stay dry until next time, C&C.

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