For The 9-To-5er Or Job Seeker:
There is more to networking than handing out business cards in today’s modern world. In his new book The Opportunity Magnet: Attract Success in Every Aspect of Your Life, author Jeffrey W. Meshel gives entrepreneurs updated strategies to attracting success. Though conventional education does not teach or address what must be done to find and build relationships on or offline, Jeffrey explains that the knowledge of how to create and then build relationships is the key to success, no matter the goal. Jeffrey’s tips and strategies are not just applicable to those in business, but anyone with hopes of moving up in the world. To purchase, please visit: www.amazon.com.
For The Beauty Queen:
Celebrity hairstylist Angelo David, of Angelo David Salon in New York City, has hand-crafted a collection of natural boar’s bristle hair brushes that are specially designed to keep both natural and couture hair tangle-free. Ideal for smoothing hair and adding shine for a fuller look, these brushes also give your scalp a massage, stimulating blood flow that assists in hair growth. Limited Time Deal Alert! If you purchase now before December 25th you can get both the large and pocket size brushes at the discounted price of $80, or purchase separately (Large $65; Small $50; Pocket $35). The brushes may be purchased at the Angelo David Salon located in New York City at 48 East 43rd Street, 2nd Floor or online at www.angelodavid.com.
For The Hair Goddess:
Celebrity hairstylist Natasha Sunshine has developed two hair vitamins that are the perfect stocking stuffer for those obsessed with having luscious locks. Not only is the product effective, it is free of sulfates and parabins, living up to Natasha’s motto: GIVE GOODNESS. Bio-niu Hair Vitamins are formulated to lengthen hair, as well as aid in thickness for those men and women suffering from thinning hair. Results are achieved within weeks. For those starting to notice (and dread) gray hair, Natasha’s new Gray-Gone Vitamins make a perfect holiday gift. The vitamins use catalase and other vital nutrients to reverse the production of gray hair and give users a luscious shine. To purchase Bio-niu vitamins for $33, visit www.byu-ti.com. To purchase the Gray-Gone vitamins for $29.99, visit: www.vitaminshoppe.com. These and other products can also be purchased at Byu-ti Hair Therapy Salon located in Santa Monica, California at 510 Wilshire Blvd.
For The Party Hostess:
Madame Paulette® is famous for its exclusive patented techniques that give them their reputation as the leader and pioneer in the custom couture and interior textile cleaning industry. Thanks to the innovative efforts of President John Mahdessian, it is no longer a problem if your business suit, casual attire, evening wear or bridal gown is stained and there is no time, or place, for service. With their Professional Stain Removal Kit on-hand, the expertise of Madame Paulette® is always available wherever you go. Each kit contains sufficient cleaning power for a variety of situations. Unlike conventional stain removers, this inimitable kit allows you to choose a formula that specifically matches the stain. Each formula is conveniently packaged, easy to use and guarantees excellent results, making it the perfect stocking stuffer for that holiday dinner party hostess. To purchase the Madame Paulette® Professional Stain Removal Kit for $12.50, please visit the New York City boutique at 1255 Second Avenue or shop online: www.madamepaulette.com.
For The Foodie:
A gift card from Philippe by Philippe Chow makes it possible to fit a gourmet dinner in a stocking. With locations in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Mexico City, East Hampton and now Jericho in Long Island, this gift is perfect for jetsetters. Lucky recipients can join Rihanna, Charlize Theron, Oprah, Lady Gaga and the rest of the A-list crowd that frequent this hot spot. When guest try Philippe’s signature dishes, like his famous Chicken Satay, or Peking Duck, your gift will most certainly be their favorite. To purchase a Philippe Chow gift certificate, please visit their New York City location at 29 East 61st St or call 212-644-8885. To see their menu, visit www.philippechow.com.
For The Décor Diva:
Whether as an elegant bouquet or an elaborate floral arrangement, flowers are guaranteed to be warmly received. Mark Masone, owner of Flowers by Topaz, has planned high-profile events and floral designs for over fifteen years, and he will give the same attention to detail in your floral basket that he does with his famous clientele. Flown in daily, Mark’s flowers are of the freshest quality and guaranteed to arrive to you in impeccable condition. Each floral arrangement can be placed in a vase, basket or planter. While several prearranged options can be viewed on the Flowers by Topaz website, Mark is more than happy to work with you personally to create a custom arrangement or gift basket. To browse or purchase floral designs and/or gift baskets, please visit: www.flowersbytopaz.com or the Flowers by Topaz boutique in Oceanside, NY at 2831 Long Beach Road.
For The Fitness Junkie:
Thelonious Johnson, better known as T.J., is a sought-after fitness expert, boasting an elite clientele that includes CNN’s Anderson Cooper and designer Marc Jacobs. Customizing training sessions to fit the needs and goals of each client, T.J. challenges each individual with full-body workouts that are designed to target problem areas and achieve maximum results. Results-driven, T.J. organizes total, comprehensive training sessions that positively affect the client’s physical form, while helping to instill healthier, happier lifestyle choices into his/her everyday life. Formerly named one of Extra’s Most Eligible Bachelors, T.J. has also established himself as a successful actor and model, all while helping individuals reach peak levels of fitness. For additional fitness tips from T.J., or to schedule a session, please visit www.tjjohnsonNY.com.
For The Fashionista:
Better known as the Queen of Fur, Helen Yarmak’s new collection features furs in bright tangerine and jewel tones of purple, ruby and emerald green that radiate chic luxury. Helen Yarmak had outfitted celebrities such as Goldie Hawn, Rihanna, Jack Nicholson, Kate Hudson, Beyoncé and Whitney Houston.
Unique designs like oversized vests, cropped jackets, three-quarter length sleeves, and short-sleeve Kimono-style furs are also show -stoppers. Most of her furs are reversible with handmade jewelry inside, yet light as feather – thanks to her exclusive technology. If you want to go all out this year, try Helen’s jewelry collection, which uses Russian stones such as topaz, aquamarine and diamonds to create whimsical creations that will spark conversation wherever you go. To see her latest collections stop by her New York showroom at 730 5th Ave 23rd floor or visit www.helenyarmak.com
Give the gift of charity—
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation was founded in 1975 by Dr. Samuel Waxman, a renowned oncologist/hematologist and research scientist. The Foundation is dedicated to curing and preventing cancer and to date has raised over 75 million dollars, making it the largest independent supporter of cancer research. The Foundation funds pioneering studies that focus on uncovering the causes of cancer and reprogramming cancer cells. They are committed to delivering tailored, minimally toxic treatments to patients. To learn more about the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, visit: www.waxmancancer.org.
The New York Women’s Foundation® is a cross-cultural alliance of women, serving as a force for change for women. NYWF strategically funds organizations and programs that move women, girls and families towards long-term economic security through individual transformation and systematic change; and in turn mobilizes communities. Recently, the New York Women’s Foundation® hosted its 23rd Annual Stepping Out and Stepping Up at New York City’s Gotham Hall. Honorees included MoMA International Council Chairman Agnes Gund, Grace Hightower De Niro and Robert De Niro. To learn more about the New York Women’s Foundation®, visit www.nywf.org.
The We Are Family Foundation® was founded by musician and producer Nile Rodgers. The Foundation is dedicated to the vision of a global family by creating and supporting programs that inspire and educate the next generation about respect, understanding and cultural diversity—all while striving to solve some of the biggest global problems. The Foundation currently funds their Three Dot Dash® initiative, which supports teen leaders around the world who work on projects to promote peace by addressing basic human needs. To learn more about the We Are Family Foundation®, visit www.wearefamilyfoundation.org
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