Toy Bombs, Westin Downtown Phoenix and Estee Goodies

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By • Mar 26th, 2011 • Category: Resorts and Spas

I had the pleasure last night of attending an art show at the office of our friends at E.B. Lane (check out their art show details here on the E.B. Lane blog). The food from Jennifer’s Catering that was delectable and a super sweet waitress even brought our videographer and me a little vegetarian tray because we’re both veggies.┬áSidebar: shrimp and grits minus shrimp is still delicious! There was a dessert room full of chocolate and teeny whoopie pies and lemon pies; mojito, wine and Four Peaks brewski bars and TONS of cool art on all the walls. Awesome office full of interesting people. Great turnout! Still jealous of the lucky guests who walked away with the grand prize Vegas Vacay at the Tropicana.

But I’ve left out my favorite part…

Melanie McBride (E.B. Lane’s VP and Director of PR) happens to have a hot little son in an LA-based indie rock band called Toy Bombs, who performed. We loved them! Picture hipsters in black suits with pink shirts and white shoes, smacking themselves around with maracas. In a good way. Check them out here. We bought their E.P. and have been listening to it all day.

Another awesome outing I had this week was a tour through the new Westin in Downtown Phoenix, and lunch in the beautiful restaurant inside, province. This Westin opened this month, and only seven months ago was a concrete shell of a commercial space! What was originally set to be offices has been transformed into a boutiquey, luxurious resort downtown. Stay tuned for a full review.

And because I can’t go for a post without getting all materialistic, an awesome sample slid across my desk this week and I can’t stop playing with it.

Estee Lauder’s Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator sounds like every other creme out there, but it actually promises to minimize puffy or dark undereye circles in four weeks, something I have a constant battle with. What are dark undereye circles, anyway? Get this- pools of blood under your skin!

This promises to help soothe your lids with “Triple-Optic Technology” and a Dark Circle Correcting Complex, and is tinted to match either fair or darker skin like a concealer. The coolest part (literally) is the patent-pending ceramic applicator, which is always ice-cold. I’m using morning and night as instructed, and will report back in late April!

Estee’s Cooling Eye Illuminator ($58) and accompanying Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator, which evens skintone on your face, ($85) are both out in June!

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