I have penis envy! There I said it and I probably set the Women’s Movement back 20 years– but ask me if I care? While living in the Windy City, I dated this dude who would always say to me “You have penis envy” and of course I would object with all the feminism I could muster, only to find myself wishing I had the same “perks” as men in this world. I tell friends all the time, if I am ever reincarnated I want to come back as a man. Why? Because, I feel that men have more options, whether in relationships or in business, they just always seem to get more out the deal than women. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t mean, I don’t love being soft and pink, it doesn’t mean, I don’t get to be the “HBIC” and our clothes—well it’s fabu. So in honor of this week’s feeling of penis envy, here are a few reasons why it feels like a man’s world and women just live in it. Please ladies don’t hate me!
1. They can get a smart, beautiful, exotic, money-making chick without having to sacrifice “something.”
2. They get to go on the golf trips with the boss
3. They make more MONEY!!
DELICIOUS INDIAN DELIGHTS AT TAMBA
By Miss Jane
Tamba, a traditional Indian restaurant run by delightful couple, the Maliks, offers diners a menu and ambiance both warm and full of options. Booths are a common fixture in this restaurant, providing a great environment for a lighthearted family meal or an intimate date with your significant other.
Start with one of their very affordable drinks (no more than $10) such as Indian Rain, which has pineapple rum, Hypnotic, and lime, or their special mango sangria, which is sweet and refreshing. For a stiffer beverage, try the Red Devil (think a creative take on Long Island Ice Tea) or the Volcano, made with rum, Kahlua, irish cream, and Grand Marnier.
For appetizers, try the Lasani Gobhi, a cauliflower dish sauteed in garlic and flavorful tomato sauce or the Curried Crab Cakes, which come with a tangy mint and tamarind chutney.
I love rice dishes, and Tamba does not disappoint with its biryani plates including the shrimp biryani with basmati rice cooked with shrimp, saffron, nuts and raisins, and the Kashmiri Biryani which is basmati rice cooked with assorted fruits, nuts, and raisins.
A great seafood meal to have is the Fish Moilee, made with tilapia cooked with ginger, mustard, and curry leaves in coconut milk stew. It comes with a fragrant rice and will warm your bones and excite your taste buds.
The Tamba Murg Delight, a dish with tender chicken stuffed with spinach, is great if you’re looking for a healthy dish to enjoy that isn’t too spicy. It comes with salad leaves and a tangy sauce that has a slight bite that hits u moments after consuming.
For the vegetarians, I’d recommend the Vegetable Jalfrezi, a dish with mixed veggies and assorted spices including a great hint of cilantro.
Make sure you order one of their Tandoori breads, baked to perfection in a special clay oven, such as the Kasmiri Naan (stuffed with ground lamb) and the Garlic Kulcha (cooked with garlic and herbs).
I finished my dining experience with the pistachio kulfi, a traditional Indian ice cream made with a touch of rose water. Delish!
18-course buffet $9.95, 12 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday – Saturday
Sunday brunch: $11.95, 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Nothing says summer like great cocktails and good friends. Last week, Tanqueray Gin kicked-off the hot summer season from the roof-top of the Kimberly Hotel in NYC! A green glow could be spotted from this new hotspot as guests mingled with taste makers and fashionistas such as New York Knick David Lee, Celebrity Stylist, Mariel Haenn and Tanqueray’s Global Ambassador Angus Winchester.
In addition, celebrity bloggers from Tanqueray’s WeResistSimple.com lifestyle blog were also in attendance:
Mariel Haenn – Celebrity Fashion Stylist
Va$htie – Music Video Director
Pete Chatmon – Film Maker
Dao Yi Chow – Fashion Designer
James Andrews – Businessman
Coltrane Curtis – Entrepreneur
Kali Erwin – Mixologist
Tanqueray Summer Twists Recipes
1.25 oz. TANQUERAY® London Dry Gin
We all remember the aggressive, often opinionated Omaraosa from Season 1 of Donald Trump’s hit series the Apprentice–will she’s back with her new show produced by who else but “The Donald.” Accurately titled: “Omarosa’s Ultimate Merger,” 12 gentlemen battle for the love and affection of this no-nonsense lady. SO who will win her heart, we at NUBIA, tracked down one bachelor Jason Grae and asked him about the show’s juicy secrets and his romantic life without giving it all away!
At about 11a.m., I was Jason’s wake-up call for our interview, after getting in the wee hours to pound the NYC pavement on of his spontaneous 2 a.m. jogs. After getting his mind clear, this romantic Virgo goes on to tell me about the misconceptions associated with Omarosa, the reality of “reality” TV and how romance is the way to keep any woman interested!
Q: Let’s get down to it, what is the original “bad-girl” Omarosa really like?
A: There is a brief laugh then he exclaims–She’s a woman.
Q: What does that mean?
A: Let me explain, yeah she’s ambitious, a real go-getter but at the end of the day, she wants to feel catered to at home. What she has going on at work—stays at work.
Q: So her power and status doesn’t intimidate you?
A: Not at all, only a man who has nothing going on in his own life would be intimidated by a successful woman. I am an entrepreneur, who has created a successful massage therapy company–Healing Hands Event Mobile Spa as well as my events planning business. My energy and passion is also geared towards my own ventures.
A New Coffee Spot in Town
Cappuccino, expresso, lattes oh my! These are only a few of the caffeine infused concoctions made at the cute Tribeca cafe shop on worth street. Not another Starbucks, this inspired coffee shop came from owner and coffee connoisseur Jodi, who love the bean she just had to share in this neighborhood.
This new Tribeca establishment garners the best coffee from all over world—from the likes of Ethiopia to Brazil. With the savvy Slayer machine–the only one of its kind in New York, along with the Clover brewing style, they can whip up a cup of your favorite drink in 45 seconds.
Whether it’s the very fruity Ethiopian coffee, with red and blueberry aromas or the Vietnamese concoction made with sweetened condensed milk, expresso, French roasted coffee and doplets of foam, its bittersweet chocolate after taste is a must-taste.
So ladies, it seems men like us to make the first move (who would have thought) but as usual there are stipulations. Imagine you walk into a party and see “your type” at the bar talking with friends. You feel an instant attraction and for once you want to make the first move–but how? Of course you don’t want to yell across the room and look desperate but you don’t want to come off easy either. So to all my single ladies, here are a few ways to strike up some flirty convo plus a few one-liners to stay away from.
1. “Can I buy you a drink?”—Men are always making the first move and extending the drink offer. So they are more than happy to have the roles reversed for a change. Try this line, it will work wonders on his ego. However, he might say “No, thanks anyway”, suck it up, you tried and now it’s on to the next one.
Diverse and Hearty Korean Fare at Arang
By Miss Jane
Arang, a Japanese-Korean fusion restaurant situated in Korea Town, provides a dining experience that embraces what many of us love about New York City: Diversity! Serving traditional Korean dishes as well as sushi, this eatery offers some great takes on American and Chinese favorites without falling short of flavor and substance.
Grab a window seat, it provides a great view of the bustling street below and start with a sip of saki. The restaurant offers an array of many mixtures, my favorite is the Soju yogurt flavor, which has a sweet creamy taste like that of a cream soda. Don’t let the sweet taste fool you, after downing a couple shots, it is definitely a feel-good drink.
If you’re not into saki, try one of their Korean beers. My guest loved Hite, which had a light crisp taste (add lime and you’ll think you’re South of the Border.)
For appetizers, the sky is the limit. I initially looked at some of the dishes with skepticism, but was delightfully surprised at how much I loved them all! My two favorites were the Kimchee, a vegetable dish, which had a nice tangy, spicy kick, and a potato salad, that could rival those served at your family’s BBQ or Sunday dinner. It had just the right hint of mayonnaise, egg, and seasonings. My guest and I couldn’t get enough of it!
by Sherrell (A Seattle native currently surviving the stiletto clamored streets of NYC, Sherrell enjoys quenching her thirst of finding the latest and greatest in beauty. You can find out more about Sherrell by visiting her blog at www.OrganicBeautyVixen.com).
Waste not, want not. That’s what grandma used to say, so don’t you dare throw out the unused contents in your pantry or refrigerator before cooking up some beauty recipes in our 5 step homemade facial. Let your leftovers come to life with an easy guide that will save you tons of money and a visit to the spa!
Step 1: Cleanse – You can’t start a facial without a clean palate. Wipe off the makeup and debri from a long night of cocktails and fratenizing and gently cleanse your skin with 1/2 a fresh squeezed
lemon and water. Lemon has natural antiseptic properties and will give your skin a fresh, clean feel.
Step 2: Tone – Put your skin on a low-cholesterol diet with an egg white mask as your toner. Take the egg white from 1 egg and gently spread on the face using circular motions from your chin until you reach your forehead; always remembering to circle up to prevent wrinkles. Wash thoroughly with cool water.
Step 3: Exfoliate – Mix in 1/4 cup brown sugar with 2 tbsps of olive oil for a natural exfoliator that will help eliminate dead skin cells and allow fresh skin to reach the surface revealing new, clear, bright skin. Lightly exfoliate in upward motions. Scrubing too much or too hard can damage the skin and cause scarring so be sure to be gentle. Cleanse with a hot towel until all residue is removed. Finish by applying a warm towel and holding for 30 seconds
Note: For oily, sensitive or acneic skin, omit this step.
Still not sure where to take the special woman in your life for Mother’s Day dinner? Check out this Mother’s Day restaurant that serves up a scrumptious menu for the special day!
Prefer brunch to dinner–well look no further than:
Autour du Monde--located in eclectic Clinton Hills, this locale serves up fantastic brunch for every palette.
The Pill turns 50 on May 9th!! The irony—its on Mother’s Day. Who would have thought that this little tablet approved by the Food & Drug Administration, approved in 1960, would change the lives of women forever? The creation of the pill wasn’t a matter of XY chromosomes becoming “promiscuous or loose” as many critics preached but a sense of female liberation. The right to our own reproductive choices, the right to be in charge of our own bodies, the right to choose a career over motherhood—or at least postpone it a bit.
With over 100 million women world-wide affected by this medical breakthrough, how can we not celebrate it? In honor of the 50th anniversary, CBS aired a segment on the impact birth control pills had on society and what it means to women of the past, present and future!
WHAT’S NEXT: Maybe a male contraceptive—now that may be a hard pill to swallow, but you never know?
Fellas, would you take a male contraceptive pill? Ladies, how has the pill liberated you?