"Brianne In The City": GoGo SqueeZ Playdate, Dyson's New Vacc, JCPenney: New Year New You, Shoshanna Spring Preview


Last week, GoGo SqueeZ hosted a national play date around the country. They believe that by embracing a playful attitude, families can become healthier, happier, and more connected. In each of the four time zones, GoGo SqueeZ has chosen one city to kick off Play Day at exactly 1:11pm. Here in New York, the New York Knicks’ dancers lead the celebration in Herald Square. In Chicago, Olympic Gold Medalist, Kerri Strug, hosted the high flying Jesse White Tumblers at Navy Pier, all while treating families to free rides on the carousel. In the Mountain Time Zone, they celebrated at Aspen’s annual Winterskol celebration, and invited all families to a snowball throw at 1:11pm. And in the West Coast, The Santa Monica Promenade and Santa Monica Pier set the stage for the final Play Day celebration featuring XPogo pros doing their world-record-setting feats and free trips on the famous Ferris Wheel.

Before we kicked off the NYC National Play Day, we first made a few stops along the way. The kids and I, headed to the Top Of The Rock with the GoGo SqueeZ ambassadors. Despite the rainy weather, the kids were able to enjoy the super fast elevator up 66 floors. My son thought we were in a rocket ship. Next, it was onto Times Square Toys R Us where the kids were able to each receive a toy, followed by lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe, then finally meeting the Knicks City Dancers in Herald Square.

It was such a fun day of activities with the kids! And I love how GoGo squeeZ encourages families to get out there and play with their children.

For more information about GoGo SqueeZ and national playdates visit www.gogosqueez.com


I had the chance to test out Dyson's new cordless vacuum called the DC59 Animal. Dyson’s new cordless vacuum sucks up as much dust and dirt as a conventional vacuum, without the hassle of a cord. I promise you will immediately forget about your bulky vacc and never look back. With 26 minutes of fade-free cleaning performance, the DC59 is lightweight and versatile. It's easy to maneuver between high, low and hard to reach spaces.

The newly configured motorhead on the DC59 tackles the dust and dirt on any surface. Carbon fiber antistatic bristles reduce the build-up of static charge, aiding capture of fine dust on hard floors. Nylon bristles work to trap ground-in dirt from carpets. A small, light, power dense motor in the hand, instead of at the floor, makes it easy to clean up top, down low and in between spaces. The lightweight aluminum wand can be detached for stairs, upholstery, cars and other compact spaces. And storage is hassle free with a wall mounted docking station.

For more information on Dyson's new DC59 Animal visit www.dyson.com

fashion, fitness

Dancing with the Stars Karina Smirnoffhosted JCPenney's New Year, New You Fitness The event held in JCPenney's SoHo showroom here in NYC. Karina looked incredible in JCPenney's Xersion and CityStreets Activewear lines as she led dance classes and juiced healthy treats with JCPenney's high end blenders.

Celebrity nutritionist and chef Melissa Petitto was also onsite creating delicious and healthy juices and smoothies with JCPenney's national brand juicers to quench peoples' thirst. JCPenney has trusted brands from Jack LaLanne's Power Juicer to the Magic Bullet Blender. These juicers and blenders fit the family's healthy lifestyle and budget.

Karina even got in on the fun and collaborated with Melissa to create one of the signature drinks, Karina's Double D, a refreshing mixture of carrots, ginger, fennel, apple, carrots, and mint. Ms. Smirnoff notes, "Listen to your body. When you put good nutrients in you¹ll feel amazing overall."

Check out www.jcpenney.com for all their healthy New Year, New You products.

shoshanna spring preview

I had the opportunity of visiting the Shoshanna showroom last week to view their latest Spring 2014 collection. I left the showroom wanting to book a warm getaway immediately. The collection consists of mostly dresses and skirts that is feminine, whimsical, and so chic. 

Shoshanna has continued to speak to women’s fashion needs and aspirations for the past 15 years. A Shoshanna creation is always feminine and distinctive in its use of bold color and unique details. With the arrival of her first child in 2005, Gruss introduced a line of swimwear that allows mother and daughter to embrace the same fresh, youthful aesthetic. The Shoshanna Baby Girl collection is just adorable and consists of mini bathing suits, perfect to match their mommy. 

The collection can be found in luxury retailers like Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales as well as over 500 specialty stores in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. The entirety of the collection can also be seen at www.shoshanna.com.

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