Category Archives: Lifestyle

Nissan’s Juke Joint

Last week, to kick-off the 2010 New York International Auto Show, Nissan held a wine reception to promote the North American debut of the 2011 Juke. I had the pleasure of attending the cocktail party, which took place at the world famous Morrell Wine Bar and Café in Rockefeller Center.The Juke, billed as a new concept in urban versatility, is being marketed as the must-have car for young professionals. “Nissan has always been a company willing to stretch the envelope to combine seemingly contradictory principles and make it work – such as ‘affordable’ and ‘performance’ to create the original Z,

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Scents of Smell

It’s that time of year again: you’re packing away the sweaters and pulling out the shorts, but is your smell good game on point for those hot summer days? Award winning global fragrance expert Marian Bendeth is the president and owner of the Toronto based fragrance consulting firm Sixth Scents. We chat about her successful company, how to choose a fresh summer scent and I find out if any of my favorite colognes meet her standards for the perfect summer fragrance. Urbane.Urbanite.: Tell me about your company Sixth Scents. Marian Bendeth: Sixth Scents is a rare pivotal “Swiss Army Knife”

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The Woodhouse Day Spa

The moment you step foot into the lobby of The Woodhouse Day Spa in Montclair, NJ, you’re forced to use your inside voice. The crashing waves and flirty piccolos that play softly from the speakers overhead, drown out the sirens, street traffic and construction work going on outside.After I check in for my facial, my therapist, Jenna, leads me to the locker room where I change into a white terrycloth robe and soft, cushiony flip-flops. The locker-room is bright and airy, with mahogany stained wooden lockers and bathroom fixtures to match. Once I’m done changing, I leave the locker-room to

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