Olive Loves: Preserve24

We have all heard Lao Tzu’s adage, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” At Preserve24, a new restaurant that recently opened on Manhattan’s lower East Side, the journey begins with some tasty bites and libations and includes a fantastic leap of the imagination involving an expedition to an icy frontier. Preserve24 is a restaurant, bar and art installation that truly gives new meaning to destination dining.

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Olive Live: Advice to Class of 2013 from Fern Mallis

Fashion industry executive Fern Mallis was the keynote speaker when the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a college of the State University of New York system, held its 68th commencement exercises this morning at Javits Center North. More than 1,700 students were in attendance, receiving Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

Mallis addressed the graduates at the commencement exercises held at 10:30 am for students in FIT’s Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology and the School of Liberal Arts. She also deservedly received a rare honor at FIT Commencement, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

President of the fashion and design consultancy, Fern Mallis LLC, she hosts the fashion industry conversation series at New York’s 92nd Street Y, Fashion Icons w/ Fern Mallis, which features in-depth interviews with leading fashion designers and industry insiders. She also hosts Fashion Insiders w/ Fern Mallis on Sirius XM’s celebrity talk channel Stars.

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Olive Oyl Loves: Talking Nail Art with Valerie Star

Actress Zooey Deschanel has been quoted as saying, “I don’t like plain nails. I get sad.” After what seemed like an endless winter, I have to agree with her. So, here it is,  it is mani-pedi season and I’m all in a dither about keeping my hands and feet in tip-top shape.


Before my next trip to the nail salon, I decided to call on makeup and beauty expert, Valerie Star, for her advice on the latest trends in nail art and polish colors.

Here’s what she had to say…

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Olive Goil: Entrepreneur and Bicycling Enthusiast Rhodie Lorenz

May is National Bike to Work Month. If commuting to work by bicycle isn’t practical or feasible, why not do the next best thing and take a JoyRide on a bicycle instead? That’s what I did one weekend not too long ago!

Rhodie Lorenz, co-owner of the Joyride Cycling Studio in Westport, CT, has created an indoor cycling experience called the JoyRide Cycling Method! JoyRide’s classes are set to music in a dimly lit, stadium-style seating studio and are led by a motivational instructor. It is different and more intense than your average spin class.

I decided to take a class myself and I absolutely loved it!



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