Your Winter Getaway Packing Guide

Screen Shot 2014-09-24 at 9.29.36 PMAutumn is officially upon us and while I do cherish the crisp fall nights and the beautiful dance of falling leaves, I’m sure my cabin fever will set in soon enough. And as most New Yorkers do, I’m already creating my escape plan to a beach or somewhere slightly more tropic than below freezing. So here’s an essential guide to your winter getaway packing list, why not get started now? Ticket not included.

1. Deux Lux Varick Weekender in Charcoal, $205: the perfect carry-on that will fit all of your travel necessities and it’s woven material will last through any travel mishap (spilled coffee, etc). The best part is that it is vegan leather, so no animals were harmed in making this bag.

2. Barraca Chic Hera Bathing Suit, $520: you can’t go wrong with a sexy swim suit by Barraca Chic, my go-to swimwear line.

3. MALIN + GOETZ Essential Kit, $30: all of your favorite products in mini sizes!

4. Tejo Fringed Drops, $228: wear these statement earrings day to-night.

5. Dolce & Gabbana Dress, $1,625: the colorful print and breezy style of this dress are made for trips to an island.

6. Ramoncinas Espadrilles, $33: authentic espadrilles from Spain.

7. Whiting & Davis Passport Cover, $65: a passport cover with a silver metal mesh shell? Yes, please.

8. Art of Henri Body Chain, $234: pair this body chain with your bathing suit or under a crop top or loose blouse, either way it will make a statement.

9. Fendi Crystal Sunglasses, $530: two of my favorite things together at last, a cat eye and crystals.

10. Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit, $16: an all-inclusive kit designed to help survive any beauty, fashion, or personal care predicament. Never leave home without it.

11. Josie Maran Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick, $22: use this multi-purpose balm for moisturizing, fixing fly aways, soothing sunburn and the list goes on: an absolute must-have for your next getaway.

Jeanette | @jeanettezinno

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Match 4 Good and JICNY Present Up Close and Behind the Scenes

Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 6.43.04 PMJessica Abo is an award-winning television journalist, the founder of Match 4 Good, Inc. and an innate entrepreneur. After spending years volunteering for non-profits, coaching executives looking for a career change and helping singles find their soul mate, Jessica founded Match 4 Good, Inc. Her boutique consulting firm is a creative enterprise with a social and philanthropic twist, that helps people find everything from their professional path in life, an organ donor or their soul mate. 

Recently I met Jessica and was immediately drawn to her vivacious personality and infectious drive. Jessica invited me to JICNY and Match 4 Good’s first panel discussion of four spectacular female entrepreneurs sharing their incredible stories about their career paths. The women included Nili Lotan, designer of the Nili Lotan Label; Eleni Gianopulos, owner of the famous bakery, Elenis New York; Shira Sky head talent booker at Huff Post Live; and Pamela Mirels, founder of Culture Horde. Jessica mediated the panel as each woman shared their inspiring story of how they took a leap of faith and followed their passions. The panel discussion was filled with inspirational stories and brilliant advice. I’ll leave you with three tips that resonated with me the most.

1. Just do it! Take a chance and follow your dream, whether it’s big or small just get started… NOW! 

2. Be nice to everyone you meet, your relationships are what will help you most in life. I’m a firm believer in this and I’ve made some amazing relationships because of it.

3. Follow your passion, this is what makes your job fun and not a job at all.

Learn more about JICNY here and about Jessica Abo and Match 4 Good here.

Jeanette | @jeanettezinno

NYC Workout Warrior

unnamedConfession: I’m into serial working out. I try to work out five days a week, but I get so bored at the gym and I like to try new workout classes ALL the time. [#NewYorkerProblems] In the past few weeks I’ve tried everything from a trampoline class to karate – HiYa! Below are a few of my favorites and hopefully, maybe, I’ll commit to one of these workouts. But with all of the new hybrid classes in New York City, I may just continue my serial working out ways!

Boxing – Burn 600 calories and sculpt my arms, shoulders, core, and legs in one workout? Yes, please! And I was invited to do just that at a group boxing workout class at Trinity Boxing Club, that Tyra Banks frequents. I learned basic boxing techniques with an instructor and had a blast through a series of group workout games, including tag in the boxing ring, hot potato and tug-of-war! (110 Greenwich St; 212-374-9393)

Trampoline – JumpLife, is a trampoline class, with a clublike vibe in TriBeCa, think strobe lights and loud music with trampolines. Basically you jump and dance on a trampoline for 45 minutes. The JumpLife workouts are a fun way to boost energy, lose weight, strengthen and tone. This class was probably the most fun I’ve had working out in a while. (404 Broadway; 212-966-2604)

Karate – Igor Dyachenko, a two-time world karate champion trained me at his Midtown studio, D-Dojo KarateD-Dojo offers a modern approach to a classical Japanese karate education where they integrate modern science and various martial art principles. Igor has practiced karate since he was six years old, and was very inspiring about the practice. His classes are a great way to learn patience, balance and of course, tone your whole body. (2 W 47th St; 212-537-6441)

Rowing – I’ve tried the rowing machines at the gym, and they’re definitely an amazing workout, so I decided to check out City Row. This class alternates between interval rowing and mat work, their signature 50-minute class combines high-interval sweat with low-resistance burn to scorch up to 600 calories in one session. The class flew by and made me sweat, so check it out! Bring gloves though, my hands hurt after class. (80 5th Ave; 212-242-4790)

Pilates – The Revivo Method class, created by Noemi Di Gregorio works your core and teaches you to concentrate on your breathing. It’s make you focus on performing precise, flowing movement that really targets each body part that you’re working. During my private class with Noemi we tailored a regimen designed to invigorate my body and mind. (596 Broadway; 201-367-8478)

Namaste!

Jeanette | @jeanettezinno

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11.15 : Jeanette’s It List

photo-13Filming an Asian beauty segment for ABC, which aired on taxi TV here in NYC! Check it out here.

photo3Missoni shoulder cover, perfect for this fall wedding in Oregon!

photo-1New Beauty Obsession: The Collagen Cocktail by Taut Collagen.

photoBlue + nude striped nail design from Valley Nails. Get more nail inspiration at Pedicure.com.

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