Who, what and where!

Banana Boat/Hawaiian Tropic Launch Event – Despite the wintry mix going on outside, it was pure sunny season fun at The DL Restaurant in New York City  where Banana Boat & Hawaiian Tropic showcased their new spring/summer offerings. One of my favorite products, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion got an update with Aloe Vera for soothing and protection. –  Associate Grooming & Beauty Editor, Janell Hickman

Prepping for an Ebony Magazine Cover Shoot – The Style team was all a flutter this week as we hunted and gathered the best menswear pieces for an upcoming shoot. Here’s a quick sneak peak at our finds. – Fashion Editor, Ericka Goodman

Kiss Nails Launch– What’s better than Sprinkles Cupcakes on a rainy Tuesday morning? A long lasting colorful manicure from Kiss Nails! No need to head to a nail salon with this quick-drying at-home gel manicure set. Get yours in January 2013! – JH

Barneys.com Retail Therapy – Inspired by all the sweet kicks we pulled for our shoot, I decided these CA by Cinzia Araia wrapped high-top sneakers would be my early holiday gift to myself.  – EG

Nexxus Haircare Launch– Unfortunately I couldn’t snap any photos of Nexxus’ new launches rolling out in 2013, but believe me your hair will rejoice! The event was held at the fabulous Jimmy Choo store on Madison Avenue in New York City and ended with a special treat for all attending guests—new heels! – JH

Shopbop.com Spring 2013 Preview – The weather might be blustery, but the offerings at Shopbop.com’s Spring 2013 preview were red hot. Expect to see items fresh off the runway just a click away via one of our most favorite online shopping experiences. – EG

La Prairie Spring 2013– I headed out to the lavish La Prairie offices off Fifth Avenue in NYC to hear about their latest launches. Look out for their Cellular Mineral Face and Body Exfoliator out in February 2013. The products look delicious enough to eat! – JH

Brunch at Tipsy Parsons – After a long week of running around for a cover shoot, I was excited to have a bit of southern comfort in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. This lovely dish, called the Farmstand was just what the doctor ordered! – EG