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A Birthday Table Setting That’s Perfectly Suited for a Birthday Dad! By Raquel Franco

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A Birthday Table Setting That’s Perfectly Suited for a Birthday Dad! By Raquel Franco

5 Comments 14 January 2012





WoW! Raquel! Thanks for sharing your fabulous table setting with us! So classy and unique! I’m going to save this idea for a Father’s Day table.

 Dear Hostesses! Please comment below if you loved the effort that Raquel put into her husband’s birthday table setting! Marlene

“Anyone who knows my husband knows what a great dresser he is. So, In honor of his birthday,  I “dressed” the table in his favorite style! I used a navy pinstriped fabric for the tablecloth and bought a variety of pocket squares online and folded them with the napkins. A friend lent me napkin rings that were actually small leather belts. Each setting had a mini martini glass with hummus and a Moroccan cigar. The flowers were simple red roses and his own ties were tied into bows beside them. The table was set so true to his own personal style that we joked all weekend that it looked like he was lying on the table! Raquel Franco”

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Up to 40% Off CHUCKIES Designer Shoes and Handbags Pre-Shavuot Sale!!

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Up to 40% Off CHUCKIES Designer Shoes and Handbags Pre-Shavuot Sale!!

4 Comments 04 January 2011

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Personalized Lingerie Shopping with Jamie Kurland


Personalized Lingerie Shopping with Jamie Kurland

2 Comments 02 January 2011

Mother’s Day Special Only!

Run over to Jamie today for

15% off already discounted prices!!!

If you are looking for a lingerie makeover, a gorgeous bridal trousseau, or if you need some mother’s day gifts (for yourself!) then Jamie Kurland is your one-stop shop. Jamie has been is business for over 15 years, her business originating in Manhattan. Now in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, New York, Jamie offers a personalized service in a  private setting for all Jewish brides and married women. Jamie works by appointment to assure her undivided attention. A major plus to shopping by Jamie is her FREE alteration service. (I know that at 5′ 0 I could sure use that!)

Jamie has a loyal following of Jewish women that keep coming back season after season.

Some of the brands that Jamie carries are:

Phillip Broess, Eberjey, Wendy Glez, Mary Green, Myla,

and Only Hearts.

CLICK HERE to email Jamie for an appointment.





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Take Off Your Shoes!

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Take Off Your Shoes!

1 Comment 31 August 2010

Did you know that there are more than 58 muscels  in each human foot?
We love the way sneakers can keep our feet cushioned and well protected, but just  how much of all this is really good for us?

The simple act of walking uses more than 200 muscles; cushioning the feet in shoes all the time can throw you off balance, weaken the foot muscels, ligaments and tendons. Keeping shoes on our feet all the time, may inhibit sensory input from thousands of nerve endings in the soles of our feet, which can lead  to many problems in the foot, leg, and back..

I was introduced to barefoot training at a fitness conference in New York City over 10 years ago. I was excited to bring back this concept to  my group fitness class, but was uncomfortable to ask my  student to take off there sneakers. It was and is a common misconception by most, that the more cushioning and stabilization for your feet the better it was to protect your ankles, knees and back.
In actuality, its the exact opposite. An imagery I often tell my students is imagine your hand is fitted in a stiff glove, and all around the glove are lots of cushions, gels, and air pockets. With all the “stuff” around your hands it brings limited movement to your fingers. Your palms won’t be able to open and close. Your fingers won’t be able to spread open. In time, the muscles, ligaments and tendons will loose its strength. The wrist will weaken, and so will the elbow and shoulder. Everything is connected.

The same concept can be used for our feet. When you take off your shoes, the toes are able to spread out more easily, balance of the body improves, you can use your joints, ankles and hips more. A benefit of going barefoot is that it stimulates the circulation in your feet and can have a positive effect on all your organs.
Try doing a lunge with your supportative sneakers and see how that feels. Now, try the same lunge barefoot. Notice how much more control you need to contribute in order effectively do the same exact movement. Did you “thump” on the landing of your lunge knowing the supportative sneakers will protect you from the floor below?
Working out barefoot takes control, poise and mind fullness.

Try a few times a week to walk around the house barefoot. Engaging in muscles that are usually covered up.Its no wonder that babies kick off there booties- they know in order to learn to walk properly-they need there toes to touch the ground.

About 5 years ago, I had an amazing opportunity to conduct my summer classes in a karate studio in long branch new jersey.
Upon taking the space, the terms were that students must take off their sneakers in order to protect the delicate matting of the studios’ floor. I was hesitant to accept, but was way into the summer season and needed to act fast.
I agreed- we exercised 5 days a week with classes ranging from Cardio Fusion, Med ball and sculpting classes. It was a huge success. Women still come over to me with wonderful barefoot memories of that summer.
In the fall of the same year, I was determined to keep my sneakers off. I did and encouraged my students to do the same, until I stubbed and broke my toe on a dumbell while I was instructing. Since then, I will only teach barefoot training in an equipment free class to promote safety.
I was in search of a sneaker that would allow my foot the freedom yet protection from injuries.
After dozens of sneakers and years later I was finally introduced to “nike free” sneakers. These sneakers improved balance, agility, and foot strength. Thinner, lighter and more flexible designs mimic the foot’s natural form.
I encourage all my students to work out in them. If you do buy them, start off slowly-first once a week and little by little add more nike free time to a full week. At first you may feel cramping, that’s normal. In a few weeks time your feet will adjust to the new  demands.
More manufactures are following suit. As I give them a try I will send you my feedback.

Would you like to try an amazing barefoot cardio class?
Find out my schedule for WillPower&Grace. A class that infuse positive thoughts with practises borrowed from yoga, pilates.  Your feet, body and mind  will thank you!

Sari Dana
Group Movement & Lifestyle Enthusiast

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How to Organize Your Space and Free Your Mind

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How to Organize Your Space and Free Your Mind

No Comments 15 August 2010

Imagine your life a peaceful journey where you can find what you need with ease and speed. You are always prepared and ready for whatever you need or whatever comes along. How does that make you feel? Calm? Stress free? Organized? Read on for some simple, basic ways to create and maintain an organized environment.

The first step is to think in “categories”. Keeping related items together by category assures that you will store things in the appropriate places which will ultimately make everything easy to find. For example, keep your clothing categorized by keeping shirts together in one section of your closet, skirts together in another, dresses, and so on. You can even categorize your clothing by color, skirt lengths and sleeve lengths to make getting dressed quick and easy.

In the kitchen, categorize related items together such as keeping cereals on one shelf, baking items on another, cans on another, and so on.

The next step is to keep things uniform. When everything is uniform, you can easily see what you have (or don’t have) and spend less time searching. The best way to keep your clothing visible and accessible is to hang everything on uniform hangers. It will give your closet an instant makeover that you will enjoy forever.

In the kitchen, instead of shoving open boxes and bags of food into your cabinets, store everything in uniform, clear, air-tight containers. Not only will everything look neat and organized, but it will be easier to see everything and your food will stay fresher, longer.

Start organizing with these basic steps and you’ll be surprised how the rest of your organizing life falls neatly into place.

Happy Organizing!

Marie Torgueman



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How to Have A Clutter-Free Summer

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How to Have A Clutter-Free Summer

No Comments 28 July 2010

Hello summer!

By Marie Torgueman

Summer is here!  All of our summer wares have emerged from a long hibernation. Summer clothes, bathing suits, sandals, sunhats, beach towels, beach bags, suntan lotion, outdoor toys, and more!

Summer is an easy season but, unfortunately, finding a place for all of our summer things is not. If you’re home for the summer, you probably tried to squeeze your summer clothing in closets shared with winter clothing. If you’re away for the summer, your space may be smaller and it may have been harder to find a place for everything. Some of us may have brought too much to begin with and struggled to put everything away.

Being neat and organized and using the right storage items can help you find a place for everything and keep everything in its place.

Take a look at these storage ideas that will keep everything organized and accessible.

Wishing you a fun and organized summer!!

Mention The Jewish Hostess and get $25 off of 2 hours of organizing by Marie!

Closet Doubler – Provides double hanging in an instant! $10.00

Handbag Hanger – Hangs your handbags vertically to save space. $10.00

Clear Stackable Shoe Drawers – Protects and stacks shoes with easy access and visibility. $7-$10

Stackable Baskets – Stores anything from toys to sweaters. $8.00

Felt Slimline Hangers – Make the most of your hanging space with thin, uniform hangers. $90.00/120 pcs

Buckets are a fun and neat way to store flip flops.

10- Section Handbag Organizer – Store on a shelf or floor of your closet. $30.00

To Purchase any of these items contact Marie at mtorgueman@yahoo.com

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Fresh Trends For the Holidays

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Fresh Trends For the Holidays

No Comments 15 March 2010

Separates are great

by Marceline Gindi

Passover is around the corner and with all our kitchen duties; we find time to obsess over what to wear…  So whether you are home, or away for the holidays, everyone wants a fresh new look.  Don’t forget spring  (should be) is in the air.

Right now you’re probably confused with all the trends.

I know sometimes I get crazy from all of the choices. My belief is, always be classic but with an element of surprise. For Passover Seder nights separates are great, like printed flirty skirts with solid knits Try adding a trendy chunky necklace, or a beautiful jeweled belt. Structured military style skirts with silk blouses are a cool twist.

Try adding a trendy chunky necklace

So what if u want to wear last years dress?
No worries! BCBG has cool and affordable belts that will quickly update your look. You can even put a structured blazer over any dress for a tailored style, Zara has a bunch in all colors and they look great.

Cinched waist belts by BCBG

White Leather and Lace belt by BCBG

How about going for some gold?  As in shoes of course!   Any Yves Saint Laurent platforms are to die for.   Or Valentino wedge espadrilles go from day to night.

So whatever you choose, have fun, walk tall, because being happy and feeling great is the best fashion DO!

Happy Holidays!

Marceline Gindi

Marcy Gindi is available to assist you in all of you personal shopping needs. For parties,holidays, or just every day cool fashions you can contact her at mailto: marcelinegind@aol.com

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