SFB Goes to The Stand NYC

Posted on: February 13, 2017

Looking for a place with a great atmosphere, delectable dishes, unique drinks and a guaranteed night of fun and laughter? Continue reading I got you covered!

After another fun-filled busy day on Day 5 of NYFW, it was time to unwind and switch gears. My husband and I went to enjoy a nice dinner and comedy show at The Stand. It was a great way to end the evening and shift gears for a second and enjoy a laugh or two with great food and drinks to pair with the evening.

Known as the “Best Comedy club” and venue in NYC, The Stand is the perfect location to enjoy mouthwatering dishes and innovative cocktails. All who venture into this establishment is sure to have a good time. They pride in only providing superb hospitality and service while also showcasing only the best talent out there on one stage every night. Famed comedians such as: Dane Cook, Bill Burr, Artie Lange, Gilbert Gottfried, Colin Quinn, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nick DiPaolo and more – as well as the funniest up-and-comers in NYC have graced the stage at The Stand a time or two.

So if you’re looking for a good time then visit the The Stand, where your guaranteed an amazing time laughing and enjoying every minute of your visit! I can tell you this from experience, this is one place you’ll definitely want to check out if you haven’t already.


What you should try from the Menu (Restaurant Favorites): 


Cheeseburger Dumplings

Mini Crab Cakes

Lobster Avocado Toast (Crowd Favorite)

Rock Shrimp Tempura


The Stand Burger

Miso Glazed Salmon

Roasted Mushroom Pizza

Sake Braised Beef Short Ribs


Truffle Mac and Cheese

Sweet Potatoe Tater Tots with Maple Dip


Salted Caramel Bread Pudding

Chocolate Lava Cake

Signature Cocktails:

New Raj

Pepper and lemongrass infused Bombay Sapphire East Gin, fresh squeezed lime juice, agave syrup, cucumber and basil (Very refreshing and delightful)

Drunken Florist

Lavender infused Bulldog Gin with elderflower, cranberry and lemon

Verde Vice

Jalapeno infused Alacran tequila with mezcal, agave, grapefruit and fresh lime

My husband and I enjoyed their cheeseburger dumplings  and mini crab cakes to start. For our entrees: My husband enjoyed the Miso Glazed Salmon, I had the Chicken Paillard and we both shared a side of Truffle Mac and Cheese. The food was too good, we were sad we didn’t have room for dessert. We will definitely come back to try a Stand favorite: the Salted Caramel Pretzel Bread pudding. It just sounds heavenly! Let me tell you first hand, hands down the food was not only tasty but ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Special Thanks to The Stand and Sally Shan for such a fun-filled evening!! We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Stand and will definitely come back soon!

Tonight’s Comedic line up included: 

MC Paul Virzi (@PaulVirzi)

Janeane Garofalo

Joe Bartnick (@JoeBartnick)

Sean Patton (@mrseanpatton)

Yamaneika Saunders (IG: @yamaneika) (Twitter: @yamaneika)

Joe Lists (Twitter: @JoeListComedy) (IG: @joelistcomedy)

Yamaneika Saunders and I

Photo by: @DeSouza_03

If you haven’t been to The Stand, I highly recommend this place, you won’t be disappointed. If you don’t have any plans for Valentine’s Day, spend it at The Stand. This Valentine’s Day, get struck with Cupid’s arrow at The Stand. Enjoy their innovative + unique cocktails and a night of comedy for one memorable date night to remember. <3

Valentine’s Day Specials

The Stand is your one stop shop for great food, great drinks, and great laughs this Valentine’s Day!

We have 2 great shows happening at 8pm & 10PM!

Admission for each show also includes a complimentary round of champagne!

Performers include (lineup subject to change) :

Big Jay Oakerson, Judah Friedlander, Sean Patton, Matteo Lane, Yamaneika Saunders, Dante Nero, and More!

Special Prix Fixe Dinner from Chef Seth Levine


– Winter greens, spiced butternut squash, crumbled goat cheese, chianti poached pears, candied walnuts

– Seared diver scallop, sunny side up quail egg saffron lobster sauce

Entree, Choice of:

Truffle Roasted Chicken

-Slow roasted breast of chicken stuffed with chestnut and truffle stuffing, rosemary fingerling potatoes


-Grilled giant prawns, citrus Caviar, butter wilted spinach

Filet Mignon 

-8 oz filet, Pink Peppercorn gravy, black garlic mashed potatoes


Chocolate Molten Lava Cake


Photo by Peter Onysko

For 8pm tickets, http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=481428&cart

For 10pm tickets, http://thestand.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=481429&cart

Call 212.677.2600 for more information or email: standnychost@gmail.com

For more information on The Stand go to: www.thestandnyc.com 

Follow them:

Tweet The Stand: @TheStandNYC

Instagram: @TheStandNYC

Whose your favorite comedian?

Visit The Stand and share your experience using the hashtag: #SFBSocialScene

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey!


Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted on: February 3, 2017

Looking for the perfect gift for for your Valentine? Shop my boutique today and find the perfect gifts  for all your loved ones. Don’t worry I have the Man in your life covered too. Gift your Man our most stylish, fashionable and dapper accessories that he’ll be telling all his friends about. Shop now!

Why shop Chloe and Isabel? 


Why Shop Chloe + Isabel? 

Our Jewelry

Beautifully Crafted. Inspired. Exceptional Quality.

We take great joy in designing gorgeous, finely-detailed and affordable pieces for the stylish women of today – jewelry you won’t find anywhere else.

All Chloe + Isabel jewelry is:

  • Exclusively hand-designed in our New York City studio
  • Hypoallergenic, nickel-free + lead safe
  • Branded with signature closures + keepsake packaging
  • Timeless + fashion-driven with prices starting at just $18
  • Backed by our Lifetime Guarantee!

Who are Chloe + Isabel?

The Chloe + Isabel Brand was inspired by a concept we call The Friendship Philosophy – the idea of two best friends with different personalities and styles, united by their passion for style and self-expression. Chloe and Isabel are names that represent the two personalities we see in our customers, our Merchandisers, and ourselves.

“Chloe” is a fearless fashionista, always in search of the season’s hottest trends, while “Isabel” appreciates, above all, timeless, beautifully-crafted pieces. Whether you’re a Chloe, an Isabel, or a Chloe-bel (that’s a bit of both!), we are a destination for all women!

How we keep our quality high + our prices low

Chloe + Isabel jewelry is produced by the world’s best-known manufacturers, responsible for collections found in high-priced boutiques and departments stores, yet we sell our pieces at a fraction of the cost. How do we do it? Cutting out the middlemen. By designing and sourcing directly from our NYC studio, and distributing through our Merchandisers, we eliminate the typical costly overhead and high price markups of retail. We pass these savings on in the form of better prices for our customer.

A note about social responsibility

We work only with partners who share our values. Our manufacturers have rigorous compliance standards against which they’re constantly assessed. They’re responsible for upholding production and sourcing practices across areas such as human rights, health/safety, and fair wages.


For all orders $75 + receive your choice of FREE Birthstone Studs from now through Wednesday, February 8th at 11:59pm EST. All orders $100+ will receive FREE VALENTINE’S DAY SHIPPING! 

Shop now and keep your loved ones stylish, glam and fashionable with Chloe + Isabel. Click the link now: www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/emilydesouza. DON’T MISS OUT! 

What will you gift your Valentine this year?

For more information, feel free to contact me today!

As always, thanks for reading, following, and supporting me in my journey and small business!

Discover La Vie Boheme

Posted on: January 11, 2017

Discover our latest collection: La Vie Boheme!

La Vie Boheme is our latest collection which launch on the evening of January 10th. It’s main inspiration comes from none other than the romantic city, Paris in the Springtime. When you see this collection you’ll simply fall in love. It’s comprised of 3 mini collections that are Parisian inspired.

Our first mini collection is Jolie

With this collection you’ll be on trend with these blush essentials, great for Spring and beyond!! Now available on my boutique: www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique.

Jolie gives us the perfect mix of feminine beauty and Spring time in Paris. It’s embodies our fresh + free spirited passion for wandering the world. A French bohemian vibe, equipped with mixed media elements such as: pearls — a huge trend for 2017, velvet detailing– another big trend for the New year, brilliant beading, romantic blush tones and snake-embossed Vegan leather. The perfect whimsical blend of modern+vintage materials that display a breathtaking, bohemian vibe.

I wish this collection launched when I was getting married! I absolutely love the details in every piece and the elements of mixed media combined with the perfect blend of modern and vintage– simply stunning!! Not to mention, the blush color scheme would’ve gone perfectly with my colors which were: Blush, Gold and Silver.

The Jolie collection also goes well with our other collections such as: La Vie en Rose and Gardenia. All of these collection features blush, rose-gold and gold colors in each piece which would be perfect for any bride or anyone who LOVES those color tones. (My favorite color palette if you ask me :)) Not to mention, you can style these pieces for your special day or any event really. The jewelry is simply gorgeous and when you see the collection for yourself you’ll absolutely fall in love.

The bracelets in this collection are simply stunning as well. Great for a springtime and beyond arm soiree. They’re relaxed, feminine, adjustable, has just enough sparkle to add an elegant touch. The tassels on these beauties are so on trend and a great update to our bracelets.

My favorite from the Jolie Collection are the Jolie Statement Necklace, Jolie Statement Earrings, Jolie Crystal Bracelet and the Jolie Statement Bracelet.

Our second mini collection from La Vie Boheme is: Petits Bijoux

Petits Bijoux is an extension of our bestselling Look of Fine collection. Each piece is made with optically flawless cubic zirconia bezel set crystals. A multitude of mix+match layering +styling options. We also continue the rose gold trend in this collection. Great gift ideas for Valentine’s Day, Bridesmaids, teachers, and more.  15% off discount for 3 to 5 items and 20% off discount for 6 or more items. Inquire today and ask about our discount offerings.

My Favorites: Petits Bijoux Be Mine Studded Earrings, Petits Bijoux Be Mine Bracelet and Petits Bijoux Circle of Hearts Ring.

Our 3rd mini collection is yet another extension of our Jen Atkin’s collaboration.

Our Jen Atkin’s partnership launched back in June with the shared C+I love and vision for empowerment, entrepreneurship and education. In this continuation of the collaboration, we’ve revamped our #1 bestseller the bun cuff now available in a stylish art deco update. We also offer tons of convertible styling options with these stellar hair accessories. The ponytail clip has adjustable functionality and can be used with any hair volume. All hair accessories are made in rose gold, gold and now pearl trend that will be a huge hit in 2017. Even celebrities have raved about these hair accessories and so can you. Shop these styles now available on my boutique.
Celebrities Maisie Williams and Chrissy Teigen rocked our Jen Atkin’s hair accessories last Sunday at the Golden Globes. HOT PICKS!!!
All styles are now available on my boutique.
What will be your favorites from our La Vie Boheme Collection?
As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey.
Thank you for supporting my small business!
     Beautifully crafted. Inspired. Exceptional quality.

Every Chloe + Isabel product is: exclusively designed in our NYC studio, hypoallergenic, nickel-free + lead safe packaged in keepsake pouches + gift boxes.