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  • Nature As Your Own Gym

    Has your workout routine left you in need of some fresh air? Try stepping outside! Read on to learn how to turn any outdoor space into your very own personal gym - open 24 hours and free of charge. All it requires is a touch of imagination, a sprinkle of will power, a dose of desire and a pinch of knowledge.

    Let's break down the key elements involved in creating a safe and effective outdoor workout. The first thing to do before creating your outdoor workout is to choose your workout "goal". The goal of your workout will then help drive the design of the elements you include. Some possible goals for your workout might be

    a) to burn fat - work aerobically
    b) to train for power and speed - a sports specific workout
    c) to reduce stress - a more meditative - stretch oriented workout
    d) overall fitness - a bit of each of the above goals.

    Once you have decided on your workout goal it is then important to assess what you have to work with in your given environment. A few general

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  • Our Favorite Frozen Treats: Best Gelatos and Sorbets

    With the handful of heat waves we experienced here in New York this summer, we had to try just about anything and everything to keep cool, which means we've tried our share of frozen desserts, too! Summer may be almost over but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy these cold, sweet treats anytime of the year to cool you down or just satisfy your sweet tooth.

    Gelato is a type of Italian ice cream. Ciao Bella gelatos are available at most grocery stores and come in an assortment of unique flavors. This Key Lime Graham Cracker is light and refreshing while also super satisfying with the inclusion of crunchy graham cracker crumbs.

    Sant Ambroeus has an amazing selection of authentic and gelato flavors. They are so creamy and delicious that they actually rival those found in Italy! Our Founder, Melissa Meyers is obsessed with the Gianduja (chocolate hazelnut concoction) and caramel flavors, and makes regular visits to all New York locations to enjoy her favorite frozen treat.

    Il Laboratorio

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  • After-Sun Skincare

    If you're trying to make the most of the last few weeks of summer sun, it's easy to over do it and end up with dry, sunburned skin. Whether your skin is craving moisture or needs some after- sun soothing, there's a product to treat, moisturize and relieve it.

    Solar Recover Save Your Skin is a fine mist that calms a sunburn and prevents post-burn peeling. It's an all-natural product made with oils like lavender, chamomile and sandalwood for an unbelievable fragrance. Buy Now, Solar Recover Save Your Skin, $11.99

    Coconut water is all the rage these days, but did you know it can be just as hydrating for your skin as it is for your body? Spritz this on for a light, beachy scent and non-greasy hydration. You can use it in your hair, too!
    Buy Now, Coconut Quench Hydrating Mist, $38

    This light cucumber toner is great for removing all of the sunscreen and salt residue after cleansing. You can also keep it in the fridge to increase the cooling effects and provide soothing relief from a

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  • Buy, Store, Garbage: Organize Your Closet for the Fall

    I am constantly asked by friends and family alike if I can come and "edit" their closets. It seems that without the stern hand of a disinterested party, people really do have a hard time parting with anything - I have even found one anonymous friend holding onto her junior prom dress.

    In an effort to help you all at home, I have put together the following guide on how to edit your closet. I call it the "buy, store, garbage" plan and if you follow it diligently you will not only find that you have a lot more than you thought, but that you gained a few extra sq. feet in that closet of yours:

    Initial Edit
    : I start at the left side of my closet, working my way to the right, and pull out every item I haven't worn over the past year. The key here to purging is quality and frequency. If you're debating over a poor quality top that you "might" wear one day, but haven't yet, toss it. Chances are, it will cost you more in dry cleaning than what the shirt's actually worth. Keep your maxi

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  • Care for Color-Treated and Damaged Hair

    Got dry, damaged or chemically-treated hair? We have you covered! Hair can be vulnerable to drying and breakage through daily brushing, washing, blow-drying and outdoor elements, especially in the summer. Chemical treatments or hair coloring add insult to injury! Whether you like to experiment with curling or straightening irons, color and chemical treatments, we can help you keep your hair healthy by using these products:

    For Dry/Damaged Hair:

    If you want instant softness and shine, try the Kerastase Masquintence Hair Thick Mask. Just after one shampoo, this mask left my hair smelling wonderful and incredibly soft to the touch. It works wonders for even frizzy and unmanageable locks. Expensive but worth it!

    The L'Oreal EverStrong Deep Replenishing Masque will rescue your hair from split ends and other damages. It moisturized and repaired my hair cuticles leaving it soft and sleek. This amazing product was definitely love at first use.

    Buy Now, Kerastase Masquintence Hair Thick

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  • Eating Well When On Vacation

    It's very challenging for most people to stay on the healthy eating track when vacationing. As the author of Clean Plates Manhattan 2011, a healthy and sustainable eating restaurant guide, I often encounter the question, "What should I do if I am not at a 'Clean Plates-approved' restaurant?"

    Clean Plates guidelines are a great set of tools to aid in choosing a restaurant, but as we all know, it's not always possible to dine in an ideal setting. Your best tool is to be prepared: prior to leaving for your destination become familiar with restaurants in the area that serve high quality and delicious food. Travel guides and the internet are great resources for finding such establishments.

    However, life isn't perfect, and the best-laid plans occasionally fail. No matter how prepared and mindful you are, you may sometimes end up at a restaurant that doesn't offer the best food options in terms of health and sustainability. So what do you do when the situation arises?

    Try to avoid meat if

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  • Fall’s Best Footwear Under $200

    If you've done any shopping lately, you'll see that Summer's gone and we're onto Fall. As such, I've been receiving a lot of emails from people asking what's going to be hot for the upcoming season. Therefore, I've decided that over the next few weeks I'll be writing several Fall fashion posts. Let's start at the bottom: footwear. All of my selections are modeled after the runways of Marc by Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Alexander Wang and Doo Ri. But I've scoured stores and sites to bring you more affordable versions on a budget.

    1.) Heeled Loafers:

    Update the classic loafer by adding height. The higher the chicer. This pair from Charles Albert ($49) is made from synthetic materials (Vegans out there might opt for this) and comes in a nude color. Check off two trends with this heel.

    *I suggest removing the ankle strap for a cleaner look.

    If you're looking for a different option, check out these Ann Taylor loafers ($198). They're sold out online, so pop into a store near you. I'm a big

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  • Donatella Arpaia Launch Event AND Her New Martini Cocktail Recipe

    Italy: the land of pizza, pasta, prosecco, Prada, and Jersey Shore? If that last one doesn't throw you off, then it's high time to be reminded of how stylish all things Italian can be.Celebrity Chef Donatella Arpaia is doing just that by partnering with iconic Italian spirits brand Martini to bring glamour back to dining and entertaining the Italian way.

    The launch event celebrating her new role as Martini's culinary and entertaining expert was held at Donatella's DBar in Chelsea, chicly styled in all black and silver (the trendy foil to the opulent white and gold Donatella restaurant which is connected by a "secret" back door). Donatella, author of Donatella Cooks: Simple Food Made Glamorous (hyperlink to book affiliate) and a guest judge on Bravo's "Top Chef" and Food Network's "Iron Chef," chose some of her Italian classics with a twist to serve at the party, like Arancini (rice balls) with orange zest and popcorn with truffle oil.

    To bring some Italian taste to your next party,

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  • Fabulous Doggie Fashion

    It's no secret that we here at PageDaily love fashion. So it should come as no surprise that we like to keep our pups looking stylish too! Whether you have a posh Poodle, chic Chihuahua or luxury-loving Labrador, there's no reason humans should get to have all the fun with fashion. Here are our picks for the pampered pooch in your life.

    We were introduced to the adorable Thundershirt by PageDaily founder Melissa Meyers. Her darling Shih Tzu Cinnamon gets the shakes during stormy weather, and this snug and comforting top is the only thing that calms her down short of doggie Prozac. Cinnamon also likes to sport her pink skull and crossbones collar.

    Buy Now, Thundershirt, $36Buy Now, Pink Skull and Crossbones Collar, $12.

    For more posh petwear, we're loving this cozy (and washable!) polka dot dog sweater from Mackenzie Childs. This sweater is perfect when paired with an adorable pair of Ugg-style dog boots.

    Buy Now, Mackenzie Childs Polka Dot Dog Sweater, $65
    Buy Now, Ugg-Style Dog

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  • Rachel Roy's Best Summer Beauty Tips

    With a focus on summer getaways, we sat down with designer Rachel Roy, and she gave us the scoop on her Summer Beauty Must Haves for a weekend on the beach. Below are her personal tricks to looking bright, fresh and flawless.

    What makeup do you carry with you for a weekend getaway?
    I always carry Burberry Lip Cover NO.04 in Rosewood and Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick compact - I use it as blush! It gives a bronzy glow before the sun gives me the real deal. I also always have with me Estée Lauder TurboLash Mascara.
    Burberry Lip Cover NO.04 in Rosewood, Buy Now, $30
    Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick compact, Buy Now, $39
    Lauder TurboLash Mascara, Buy Now, $32

    How do you keep your make-up in tact during a day on the beach? I don't wear any! On the beach I stick with Strawberry Lip Smacker by Bonne Bell in extra large and Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne. It not only serves as a perfume but also as a spritzer to hydrate myself. Lastly, Clarins Spray-in SPF 50 for sun protection- so important!

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