Ice Cream All Day

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I feel like it was just “National Hot Dog Day” last week and now today is “National Ice Cream Day?!”

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Is it just me or am I  the only one that is going to be 10lbs heavier after this month.

Ha!

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Is there not such a thing as “National Spinach Day?”

Ok, maybe that would be a little gross.

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Well, in any case I am one of the biggest ice cream fans you will ever meet, so I will definitely be treating myself to something sweet.

sundaegifIf you are on the hunt for the best ice cream parlor in the USA then look no further.

Here are a few of my favorite places in the country!!

1.) The Franklin Fountain / Philadelphia, PA

http://www.franklinfountain.com

What to get? 

“The Franklin Mint Chip”

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2.) Margie’s Candies / Chicago, IL

www.margiesfinecandies.com

What to get?

“The Fudge Atomic Sundae” or “The Royal George”

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3.) The Sugar Bowl / Old Town Scottsdale, AZ

www.thesugarbowl.com

What to get?

“The Top Hat Sundae”

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 4.) Big Gay Ice Cream Shop / New York, New York

http://biggayicecream.com

What to get?

“The Salty Pimp”

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xo

The Other Hubby

(Tag me in a picture on Instagram of your favorite ice cream spot!)

Brit Brit Is Back

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The #BritneyArmy can wait no further as the Princess of Pop has released her latest single titled, Make Me!

Ms. Spear’s latest single features up and coming rapper, G-Eazy and will kick off her 9th studio album.

And, are you ready for this…??

Make Me has already hit #1 on the US iTunes Charts.

Bravo, Brit.

xo

The Other Hubby

My Girl On “The Talk”

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One of my favorite gal pals in the whole world, Kaley O’Kelley made her debut this morning on “The Talk!”

I’ll be posting the video shortly.

In the meantime, here is a screenshot of my beautiful friend.

Great job, Kaley.

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xo

The Other Hubby

2016 Emmy Noms Are In!

It is almost time to roll out the red carpet!!

The 2016 Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Microsoft Theater, and will air live on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel acting as host.

Here is a list of some of the nominees! Did your favorite show to binge watch make it???

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Lead actor in a drama:
Kyle Chandler , “Bloodline”
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Lead actress in a limited series:
Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille”
Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
Lili Taylor, “American Crime”Kerry Washington, “Conformation”

Lead actress in a drama:
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Keri Russell, “The Americans”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Lead actor in a limited series:
Bryan Cranston, “All the Way”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Cuba Gooding Jr., “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”
Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”
Courtney B. Vance, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

Lead actor in a comedy:
Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Will Forte, “Last man on Earth
William H. Macy, “Shameless”Will Forte, “Last Man on Earth”
Thomas Middleditch, “Silicon Valley”
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Comedy actress:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Ellie Kemper, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”
Laurie Metcalf, “Getting On”
Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer”
Lily Tomlin – “Grace and Frankie”

Comedy series:
“black-ish”
“Master of None”
“Modern Family”
“Silicon Valley”
“Transparent”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
“Veep”

Drama series:
The Americans
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mr. Robot

Outstanding Limited Series
“American Crime”
“Fargo”
“The Night Manager”
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
“Roots”

TV Movie:
“All the Way”
“Confirmation”
“Luther“
“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”
“A Very Murray Christmas”

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Louie Anderson, “Baskets”
Andre Braugher , “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Keegan-Michael Key, “Key & Peele”
Ty Burrell , “Modern Family”
Tituss Burgess , “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Tony Hale, “Veep”
Matt Walsh, “Veep”

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”
Kit Harington, “Game Of Thrones”
Michael Kelly, “House Of Cards”
Jon Voight , “Ray Donovan”

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie
Jesse Plemons, “Fargo”
Bokeem Woodbine, “Fargo”
Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager”
Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
David Schwimmer, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
John Travolta, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Niecy Nash, “Getting On”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Kate McKinnon , “Saturday Night Live”
Judith Light, “Transparent “
Gaby Hoffmann, “Transparent”
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Maura Tierney, “The Affair”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Lena Headey, “Game Of Thrones”
Emilia Clarke, “Game Of Thrones”
Maisie Williams, “Game Of Thrones”
Constance Zimmer, “UnREAL”

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
Melissa Leo, “All The Way”
Regina King, “American Crime”
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Hotel”
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Hotel”
Jean Smart, “Fargo”
Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager”

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Bob Newhart, “The Big Bang Theory”
Tracy Morgan, “Saturday Night Live”
Larry David, “Saturday Night Live”
Bradley Whitford, “Transparent”
Martin Mull, “Veep”Peter MacNicol, “Veep”

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Max von Sydow, “Game Of Thrones”
Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife”
Reg E. Cathey, “House Of Cards”
Mahershala Ali , “House Of Cards”
Paul Sparks , “House Of Cards”
Hank Azaria, “Ray Donovan”

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Laurie Metcalf, “The Big Bang Theory”
Christine Baranski, “The Big Bang Theory”
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, “Saturday Night Live”
Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”
Amy Schumer, “Saturday Night Live”
Melora Hardin, “Transparent “

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Margo Martindale, “The Americans”
Carrie Preston, “The Good Wife”
Laurie Metcalf, “Horace And Pete”
Ellen Burstyn, “House Of Cards”
Molly Parker, “House Of Cards”
Allison Janney, “Masters Of Sex”

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
“Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee“
“Jimmy Kimmel Live“
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver“
“The Late Late Show With James Corden“
“Real Time With Bill Maher“
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon“

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
“Documentary Now!“
“Drunk History“
“Inside Amy Schumer “
“Key & Peele“
“Portlandia“
“Saturday Night Live“

Outstanding Variety Special
“Adele Live In New York City“
“Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo“
“The Kennedy Center Honors“
“The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special“
“Lemonade“

Outstanding Special Class Program
“The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards”
“Grease: Live”
“The Oscars”
“Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show”
“69th Annual Tony Awards”

Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series
“Inside Look: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story“
“Jay Leno’s Garage“
“National Endowment For The Arts: United States Of Arts“
“Roots: A New Vision“
“A Year In Space“

Outstanding Children’s Program
“Dog With A Blog“
“Girl Meets World“
“It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown!“
“Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: Hello, I Must Be Going! 25 Years Of Nick News With Linda Ellerbee“
“School Of Rock“

Outstanding Structured Reality Program
“Antiques Roadshow”
“Lip Sync Battle”
“MythBusters”
“Shark Tank”
“Undercover Boss”

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
“Born This Way”
“Deadliest Catch”
“Gaycation With Ellen Page”
“Intervention”
“Project Greenlight”
“United Shades Of America”

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
“The Amazing Race”
“American Ninja Warrior”
“Dancing With The Stars”
“Project Runway”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

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I will definitely be tuning in! Will you??

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xo

The Other Hubby

 

 

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The Other Hubby

Well, Yellow There!

Ladies, it’s time to dress the man in your life up with some poppin colors!!

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Here are my clothing credits:

Pink Top: Zara.com

http://www.zara.com/us/en/sale/man/shirts/view-all/voile-shirt-c733546p3507013.html

Yellow Pants: Zara.com

http://www.zara.com/us/en/sale/man/trousers/chinos/chinos-c541728p3572503.html

Shoes: ColeHaan.com

http://www.colehaan.com/mens-shoes-drivers

Dog: “Goldman Sachs”

Not for sale. LOL.

xo

The Other Hubby

The Boulders Resort & Spa Getaway

After the fireworks had fizzled away from our 4th of July bash, my fiancé and I were destined to escape the summer heat and kick off the month with a 5 star weekend getaway!

FullSizeRender-2We were on the hunt for somewhere not too far, not too close and that did not involve hopping on a plane or going to an airport. So, we went on the internet and started Googling resorts with the words; “peace, good vibes, and carefree” into our search.

carefree: without anxiety or worry.

goodvibes_1xWith the magic of the internet, we were able to see some of the most stunning images pop up on our screen. Such as huge boulders glistening in the sunset almost like they were from some kind of fairytale. I mean, look at the size of those rocks! I was waiting for Jolly the Green giant to come around the corner.

Boulder Pile.jpgNeedless to say, I was immediately sold on the idea of a road trip to check out this rockin destination.

So, where is this breathtaking landscape located?

Welcome AZ Carefree 2009 WBlogYep, there is actually a place on Earth called – – Carefree, Arizona.

For all you readers around the world, Arizona is located in the Southwest region of the USA. Carefree is about a 45 minute drive from it’s capital, Phoenix. The backstory on this hidden gem of a town dates back to the early 1950’s when two developers, KT Palmer and Tom Darlington had a vision to create a hidden oasis while preserving the pristine indigenous desert growth. 

u2EGRUc.gifCarefree later turned into a hot spot for big name celebs like Bob Hope, Barry Goldwater, Paul Harvey, Dick Van Dyke, Hugh Downs and Orson Welles. 

MaryPoppins aBut, don’t let all that grey hair fool ya because Carefree has since become a secret vacay getaway for people of all ages.

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If you are like me and appreciate a little (or a lottttaaaa) luxury, than you will love this crown jewel of a resort that is tucked away within these marshmallow like rock sculptures. 

Ladies and gentleman, I present to you The Boulders Resort & Spa!! 

000927-03-The-Boulders---WA-Spa---ExteriorThis recently renovated resort, sits upon 1,300 acres of Sonoran Desert foothills and features a championship golf course and a 33,000 square foot spa!

84d0ce12a90e35ce54a3240f904a426a-micdrop09.gifWhat makes this sprawling property so unique are the panoramic views of 12 million year old boulder formations and its virtually untouched surrounding desert landscape.

FullSizeRender-2You literally feel like you’ve entered a whole other world once you arrive on site.

This one of a kind resort has plenty of on-site recreational activities, including tennis, swimming, and hiking which is just peeerrrffffecccttt if you have a husband with ants in his pants.

If that wasn’t enough to convince ya, let me take you through a quick journey of my recent stay and experience…

If this does not get ya – than I don’t know what will!

32828-Tumblr_mpqkgysu0x1ql5yr7o1_500.gifAs you make your way through the city limits of Carefree, you start to see signage for The Boulders Resort. From there, you are greeted by a guard gate for all hotel guests. 

God, I love a guard gate.

I’m all about privacy, exclusivity, and safety. Besides, who does not love an entrance like this?! 

FullSizeRender-3FullSizeRender-4It is about a mile drive through a scenic road to the main lodge once you enter the gate. There you are welcomed by a friendly valet staff and front desk who go over all the ins and outs of the property. Somebody get me a map!

FullSizeRender-4FullSizeRender-5IMG_8712The lobby area has an upscale Southwest charm with cozy fireplaces, a main bar, and a sneak peak at the resort’s Palo Verde restaurant which just so happens to overlook a golf course and a oh-so sparkling duck pond.

FullSizeRender-7.jpgAfter check-in, you are brought to your very own chauffeured golf cart that whisks you off to your room! You see, this is not your normal 5 star hotel – The Boulders is practically a mini village, with secret passage ways, bungalows, and paths going every which way! 

IMG_8716.JPGIMG_8804.JPGAccommodations at The Boulders varies depending on how big you want to go. We stayed in one of their “Casitas” which is about 550 square feet with golf course views, a fireplace, outside patio area and a king size bed that would knock your socks off.

IMG_8717FullSizeRender-9FullSizeRender-10FullSizeRender-11However, they also offer “Haciendas ” and “Villa Retreats” that go from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet! WOWZa’s!! Talk about bringing the family with ya! #NextTime

southwestern-poolI am hear to tell you that whatever type of room you choose, you are absolutely guaranteed a marvelous view. Check out these pictures I took from our first night at The Boulders. We walked outside our patio and up a short trail to catch a glimpse of the sun setting over the mountains. Can you say, B-L-I-S-S?!

FullSizeRender-12IMG_8795As the sun went down, our appetites went up so we decided to check out The Palo Verde restaurant and see if it indeed lives up to it’s reputation!

FullSizeRender-4.jpgOur waitress, Theresa was marvelous and kindly explained the restaurant’s sophisticated, yet contemporary menu to us. Which is filled with  beginner plates, shared plates and entrees. The menu won’t through you picky eaters off, so doubt get discouraged. There is something for everyone – just with a dash of elegance and a twist of creativity.  

FullSizeRender-9.jpgOh, and if you are a “wine-o” –  I think they got ya covered! 

FullSizeRender-10.jpgTo start off our dining experience at Palo Verde, we opted for a local heirloom tomato dish that featured a pumpkin seed pesto and a white asparagus bisque soup. 

Look at all those yummy colors!

FullSizeRender-11.jpgP.S. What you are staring at below is a crispy egg. The yolk gently melted into the bisque which made each bite even more heavenly.

FullSizeRender-5Nick and I would not be two Italian boys at heart if we did not end up eating something from the sea. So, next up on the course was a plate of charred octopus with a zesty chorizo verde sauce (yes, it tasted as good as it looks and sounds!).

FullSizeRender-15.jpgFinally, for our main entree we went with a spicy grilled filet topped with a smokey blue fondue, miatake mushrooms and cipollini onions. I asked our waitress what the most popular entree on the item was – can you take a guess? 

FullSizeRender-12.jpgThis is food porn at its best.

I give the Palo Verda restaurant two thumbs up. Bravo to the chef!

Two-Thumbs-Up-Gif.gifA few hours later and back at our “Casita,” we got bit by that darn sugar bug.

What are a couple of dessert loving travelers going to do in the middle of the desert?

Well, DUH – Order ice cream in bed, of course! 

FullSizeRender-17.jpgDay 1 at The Boulders was a big success. I could not wait to wake up for round 2!

http---mashable.com-wp-content-gallery-25-exhuastion-gifs-for-when-you-cant-little-mermaid-sleep.gifThe next morning, I was pool bound but not just to any pool – the pool at the 33,000 square foot spa had my name on it! To get to this compound of a spa, you need to call for a golf cart to zip you through an array of little pathways across the property. I had the pleasure of hearing about all the desert wildlife from my driver. Let’s just say you are bound to see anything from bunnies, to bobcats, to javelina’s roaming the property.

Javelina-Crop.jpgFullSizeRender-5.jpgOnce you walk into the spa doors, you a greeted by a stunning view of the pool and the pile of boulders that surround it (and safe from any wild pigs! LOL!).

This spa is truly a sight to see!

IMG_8813IMG_8815 IMG_8822.JPGIf you are a spa connoisseur you’ll appreciate the “his and her” locker rooms and private amenities that includes a sauna, steam room, showers, a tea room, and a state of the art fitness center!

boulders-rock-climbing.jpgBut, what this spa is best known for is their variety of signature treatments and outdoor activities to rejuvenate and reboot. You have the choice of boulder climbing, horse back riding, mountain biking, to even participating in a private meditation class. Such a class will help you learn techniques to lower stress, and reconnect with you mind, body and spirit through personalized consultations at the spa’s vary own tipi and labyrinth.

IMG_8818IMG_8817I on the other hand decided to stick with the rock theme and pencil myself in for a “Silent Stone Treatment.” This by far was one of THE BEST spa treatments I ever had in my life. My therapist used ancient basalt stones, believed by many native cultures to hold great spiritual healing powers! And, that they did as they are primed with radiant heat to melt knotted muscles and bring relief to any tension. I really do not remember the last 15 minutes of the treatment because I drifted off to Narnia and back!

hot-stone-massage.jpgIt was that incredible. Let me save you time from choosing any other service because the stone treatment was a slam dunk!

I took this picture of my treatment room to remember that fantastic feeling of peace I had. The smooth hot stones going across your body and around the curves of your neck, legs, and shoulders was out of this world. 

FullSizeRender-4.jpgAs for the rest of my afternoon – –  well, let’s just say it looked something like this!

FullSizeRender-2FullSizeRender-5.jpgIf you are in the mood to take a road trip and explore a part of the world that is guaranteed to inspire you than I highly recommend The Boulders Resort & Spa. It is a much different take to a luxury experience, as you will find yourself connecting with the desert surroundings and the natural positive energy it brings to you.

That is why getaways are so important and so healthy for you!

It is time for you to turn off your brain, shut down your normal routine, start using all five of your senses again, live in the moment, and allow your mind to come to a state of calm.

Please_yes.gifBook your reservation and spa appointment now!!

http://www.theboulders.com

And, make sure you let them know I sent ya.

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xo

The Other Hubby

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