A unique column of finds in New York from the eyes of someone who is a “discoverer”...Rhonda Erb.


Starbuck’s Frappuccino Light:

Photo: Isabelle Erb

One of the best places to see and be seen during New York’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was the Starbuck’s Lounge (photo, top) at the tents at Bryant Park. In between shows, fashionistas relaxed with light versions of their favorite Starbuck’s Frappuccino drinks. At just 100 calories each, Starbuck’s Frappuccino Light beverages are a guilt free indulgence. They come in two flavors, Light Mocha and the new Light Vanilla.

Starbuck’s Frappuccino Light
Available at Convenience, Drug and Grocery Stores

Spanx For Men:

Okay all of you guys out there; you have been ignored by the shapewear industry long enough. Let’s face it, women are not the only ones who sometimes need a little help in the abdominal area. To the rescue: Spanx For Men. At their Fashion Week Showcase, Spanx unveiled their new cotton compression undershirts that firm the chest, flatten the stomach, support the lower back and improve posture. They come in three styles that look and feel so great, you will want to wear them even if you have washboard abs.

Spanx For Men, $55-$58,

Available in Mid March at Neiman Marcus Stores

Ginger + Liz Colour Collection:

Visitors to Robert Verdi’s exclusive Fashion Week Retreat were pampered with manicures using their favorite shade from the Ginger + Liz Colour Collection. These organic and toxin-free nail lacquers, created by H. Ginger Johnson and S. Liz Pickett, are long lasting, cover beautifully, and go on easily, thanks to the superior 398-strand brush. The line has sophisticated hues like the sexy, metallic “Swagger”, the subtle, lilac “ He’s So Into You “, and the cool, blue “Boy Toy”.

Ginger + Liz Colour Collection, $12,

Henri Bendel, New York City

Nintendo DSi XL:

At the Nintendo DSi Studio in the Bryant Park Hotel, invited guests (like actress Shenae Grimes, top) had a chance to preview the new DSi XL. The new portable gaming unit features a larger, brighter, sharper screen that can be viewed from more angles and a larger stylus for added precision when playing games. It is available in burgundy or bronze and is pre-installed with three software titles. The DSi XL will make its U.S. debut on March 28, 2010.

Nintendo DSi XL $ 189.99


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