Oh My Gravy! Weruva BFF OMG! 'People Food for Cats'

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Weruva, recently sent over an amazing gift for my cat Cooper. It included two playing balls, 4 cans of food, and several packs of all of the other flavors.

With International Cat Day on August 8, and Happy Healthy Cat Month in September, now is the perfect time to address the 'cat in the room'—and that's your feline friend's diet. I'll be the first to admit my own cat's diet isn't 'purr'fect. Cooper can be a picky eater and ignores his water bowl even when it's placed right next to food. I struggled to understand how I could address these issues. But then I realized I wasn't alone—my cat was just experiencing one of the three most common cat concerns: picky eating, weight gain, and urinary tract issues.

I learned about the Big 3 by partnering with Weruva—a luxurious, natural pet food dubbed "people food for cats" which is launching a full line of gluten, grain, and carrageenan-free cat food in honor of International Cat Day. It's called B.F.F. OMG! (that stands for Best Feline Friend, Oh My Gravy), and it's all about preventing these Big 3 Cat Concerns.

 If your cat has any of these, you might want to consider changing their diet:

 >> Is your cat picky? (Mine sure is - he prefers seafood over meat). Picky eating is usually a problem with texture, since cats are carnivores whose tongues and teeth are perfectly evolved for meat-eating. It's easy to see why a cat might dislike something without real shreds of meat—would you eat a steak with the texture of tapioca? Weruva's food features these shreds of real meat right off the bone, which is why my cat took to it like a duck to water (or a cat to gravy)!

 >> Got a fat cat? The problem is in the kibble. It's filled with unnecessary carbs, which are almost impossible for cats to process (they don't produce amylase, an enzyme which helps humans digest their food). Weruva’s B.F.F. OMG! has no kibble to worry about because it’s 100% real meats in their true form.

>> UT-why? Urinary tract issues often stem from dehydration—even if you're giving your cat plenty of water. In the wild, cats stay hydrated through the food they eat instead of what they drink. Cats are used to 'eating' their water—but most wet foods don't have nearly enough hydration to keep them satisfied. All of the products in Weruva's B.F.F. OMG! line are over 85% hydration, which satisfies my cat's hydration needs.

I love Weruva products because they are considered ‘people food for pets.’ The new line of B.F.F. OMG! cans and pouches feature land proteins like boneless and skinless white chicken breast, salmon, beef, duck, lamb and more. All recipes are grain, gluten, and carrageenan free. And if you are a BPA-free home, check out the pouches because they are are BPA-free. Best of all, my kitty loves it! Health isn't just for humans, and I'm glad I took the time to learn how to feed my BFF properly.

Even better, in the process, I found my kitty's new favorite food. He especially likes Weruva's Chicken & Tuna flavor, which you can read about at http://www.weruva.com/. You can also explore the whole B.F.F. OMG! lineup there, and find a flavor your cat will 'paw'sitively adore, at Chewy.com
Has your cat experienced one of the Big 3 Cat Concerns? Share your experience in the comments!

Sponsored in partnership with Weruva.

Snatched At-Home Paint Night!

Monday, August 07, 2017

Last night, I hosted a wine/paint night of my own, celebrating the launch of Snatched on DVD. It will be on DVD starting tomorrow, August 8th.
We enjoyed watching the movie first while snacking on gourmet popcorn - so funny; we were laughing throughout the film. Then we popped open a bottle of wine and turned on some island/reggae jams. We were sent an inspirational image to paint and we interpreted it in our own ways. Clearly, our friends are more artistic! Ours ended up looking like kids' paintings while theirs looks so professional and much more realistic.

Summer Dresses

Friday, July 07, 2017

My friends know that I could live in a hoodie & jeans forever - comfort is so key for me. However, when I do have to dress up, I usually opt for short dresses. With our temperatures slowly rising, I ended up wearing Tobi dresses all weekend.

Recently, I went to a coworker's wedding at Brooklyn Winery. As it was a Friday night, I decided to go with the reliable little black dress. I love this one because of the lace trim, giving it a statement detail. It was also super comfortable, especially since it was scorching hot that night. And the wedding was absolutely beautiful. It was fun with my co-workers - we're like a family as we're such a small team and the bride was stunning.

The next night, went on a date with my fiance. We checked out a new restaurant in our neighborhood, Salt & Bone Smokehouse. The weather was perfect to eat outside, and the food was absolutely delicious. My mouth is still watering thinking about their corn & brisket. I chose this dress, and we both love this salmon pink color.

On our Sunday wind-down, my fiance & I hung out on our rooftop, where we can see an amazing view of the city. We relaxed & enjoyed the sunset. I laid out in this dress - slightly similar to my date night dress but I love the deep v-neck and the light blue color. It was the calm before the storm of July 4th. On that night, everyone in our building goes up to see the Macy's Fireworks, where we were able to see a great view right on the water. We also get a glimpse of fireworks all over - across the East River at the Upper East Side, up in the Bronx, by Astoria Park & the bridge, and parts of Queens and down to Long Island City.

*Dresses were sent in sponsorship for this post.

Badass Babes Panel

Monday, March 20, 2017

The other day, I attended a Badass Babes panel hosted by Uniform. It was to promote former editor of Seventeen Magazine, Ann Shoket's new book The Big Life, which is essentially about embracing one's mess, the work hustle, and finding your own success. Michelle Phan writes the foreward.

The panel featured fashion stylist Carmen Lily, Ladies Get Paid founder Claire Wasserman, and Director of Manifest NY Jessica Beckman. After listening to their own experiences, I realized that over the past year, I have lost the interest of blogging. After starting it 9 years ago, life gets in the way - you get it. It was as if every other post was sponsored, falling behind on creating "outfit" posts, the nonexistent time to create content, or even keeping up with the new generation of bloggers out there.

Hearing about what makes each of them work harder for happiness in life refueled that spark I once had. For those that kept in touch, you might have realized on Instagram I've been posting at least a photo a day on Instagram. I started doing it to boost creativity and that's really where I've been sharing what I'm up to. I'm hoping to continue on this momentum and start blogging again - even if it is a weekly thing.

I miss the community and even though some of my favorite bloggers stopped blogging as often as well, I'm looking forward to catching up!

Please let me know what you think has changed in the blogging world over the past year and what do you think about it alongside social media?

Pods of Promise

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Pods of Promise was created by one of my good friends, Natasha. While this is currently her side project, as she handles a full-time job, I truly believe this will take off in a big way in no time. Not only does she offer a multitude of amazing designs to choose from - whether you are more into the dainty, classic pieces to the stunning statements, there is something for each woman.

My favorite thing about Pods of Promise is that part of the profit goes towards helping girls with education and keeping them in schools. You can learn more about her story here.

You may have seen images throughout my Instagram feed and I personally love each and every piece I have. For an affordable price, these gems have good quality and I am always receiving compliments every time I wear them. (I especially love my Minaret Ear Jackets).

In this post, I am wearing the Multi-Rhombus Layered Necklace with the Black Choker. There are so many ways we can mix and match, and this is one of my favorite combos.

Please check Pods of Promise out! You can use promo code AUDREY to receive a 15% discount! xx

Pipilotti Rist's Pixel Forest

Friday, November 11, 2016

In light of what's recently going on in the world, I recently visited New Museum's exhibit showcasing Pipilotti Rist's Pixel Forest. It was absolutely magical. The exhibit covers three floors of the museum including video installations, which transform architectural spaces into massive dreamlike environments enhanced by hypnotic musical scores. My favorite, and probably the most Instagrammed, is the room full of hanging light fixtures. The lights change color, showing all of the beautiful hues. There is another room where guests are invited to lie on beds and stare at loops of enchanting film on the ceiling in the form of large clouds.

Spark Pretty

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Last night, I attended the Spark Pretty pop up launch party. (It's currently now open to the public today until this Sunday, November 6th at 219C Mulberry Street). It was 90s heaven and full of nostalgia. You can find treasures from favorite shows like Full House, Saved by the Bell, 90210, Wayne's World, Family Matters, etc. and iconic cartoons like Betty Boop, ToonTown, Ren and Stimpy, and more. There are tons of patches, denim, t-shirts, and accessories to fulfull your 90s dreams. Even novelty Barbie dolls from Blossom and the Spice Girls were proudly displayed on shelves.

Price points range from $12-$1200.