I have issues with the New York City Subway system and without getting political or going on a rant, I will simply say that I know many people with a similar gripe. There is one bright spot to public transportation in New York City: the Turnstyle Underground Market, located at the Columbus Circle subway station between the No. 1 train and the ACBD, or underground of 8th Avenue between 57th and 58th and officially addressed as ‘1000, 8th Avenue’ is genius.
This market falls in the category of, “Why didn’t I think of that?” and houses 38 eateries, shops and pop-up shops to ensure staples, variety and retail surprises to make your subway experience less nauseating and more sparkly. Shopping fun includes Dylan’s Candy Bar and Doughnuttery, in case you are a stress eater and crave sweets on your mass transit commute.
Kit’s Underground Wine is available with tastings after 3pm if you are a stress drinker or fancy a quick tasting before hopping on the train. Mulberry & Grand satisfies those who find the fast pace of the subway triggers impulse purchasing. They even have Botany Bar with flowers far too gorgeous to be kept underground, and an ideal gift to pick up when enroute to a dinner party. In short, they have something for everyone; even your pooch.
My favorite reason to go? Dog & Co. #WOOF
Dog & Co
Living in New York City, it is not uncommon to see dogs wearing appropriate weather gear while out on walks or at the dog park.
You already know that Bella came to live with myself and family at the end of November 2018. She is quite the fashionista. It started with one sweater, since a 3.5 pound dog can run cold in the Winter and just spiraled from that point.
Admittedly, my affection for dressing this dog may be borderline insane. Some people have found humor in my buying her clothes to accommodate all occasions. I also have mentioned that when she does not have clothes on, she looks naked to me. That may seem odd, but this is not an author’s psychological evaluation, so we will just leave this discussion right here.
I trained her to pick out her outfit and we continue to live life happily and well dressed. I have found myself taking Bella on the subway, specifically to go shopping, and now people we know, acquaintances and her followers on Instagram want to know where I find her clothes. I cannot blame people for being curious because her wardrobe is fierce…
Bella on the Cat…er…Dogwalk
Please enjoy below as Bella models some of her favorite pieces from her favorite brands and make sure to check out Dog & Co for more adorable pieces for your pampered, fabulous pet.
Bella wearing Huts and Bay: a brand that encourages “rest” and “comfort” between pet and owner.
DOGO, the self proclaimed leader in the pet fashion world.
Goldpaw Series, a 20-year old family-run dogwear company dedicated to improving the lives of dogs and their owners.
The original ‘Found My Animal’ products that encourage pet adoption.
The Korean brand, Cote a Cote, has matching Human+Dog sets available if you would like to twin with your furry friend.
BARK is a US brand committed to making dogs as happy as they make their humans.
Angela Ranieri joins us as Contributing Writer with an extensive background in Fashion, Beauty and Digital Media. Her credits include Sales and Marketing for with PRADA USA Corp., followed by a jump in to the world of beauty as an Esthetician followed by Spa Manager at Jurlique, Spa Manager and Client Relationship Manager and Digital Business Development coordinator position at Amore Pacific where celebrity clients were and remain confidential and her column, “Ask Angela,” was featured on the Amore Pacific USA website. She has also been a contributor for Beauty to Shape and Fitness Magazines.
A side job as a Hospital Victim on “As the World Turns,” and a correspondent on the now defunct lifestyle web series “Tangerine Living,” Angela is no stranger to juggling multiple positions and has built quite the resume. A move to The New York Daily News as Training and Employee Relations Manager with a night and weekend gig as make up artist for runway shows, (she studies in Los Angeles with Amy Ward) including Vogue Bambino and multiple commercials, Angela became a Mom, her best and most important credit to date.
Since Motherhood, Angela has been a Brand Ambassador for the skin line Patchology, featured in Saks Fifth Avenue in store and on air with CBS News segment “Patch me Pretty.” She has been a beauty guest for QVC, and the founder of her own social media communications business, helping business owners to share their digital voice. Actively involved with Smart Children with Learning Differences, her most favorite down time hobby is discovering the best in beauty, travel and fashion around the United States.
Angela is a graduate of Syracuse University with a BS in Communications and Writing, where she appeared on the University Union News as an Anchor and on The Beat of Syracuse, Z89 as a DJ. Angela has an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Northeastern University. While at Northeastern, her Market Research on the Electric Car was published for University use.
Working with Alphaluxe is a unique opportunity, “to share what I am most passionate about. Living your best life. In her spare time, you can find Angela running, practicing yoga, taking her son to one of his sports practices. She resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband, son, and chihuahuas.