Exclusive: ‘Friends’ Central Perk pop-up coffee shop hits Manhattan


An actual Friends Central Perk coffee shop in NYC for one month only starting Sept 17-Oct 18!

Originally posted on PopWatch:

[ew_image url="http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2014/08/26/Friends-Central-Perk.jpg" credit="Alice S. Hall/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank" align="left"]It’s been 20 years since Friends first hit the airwaves, and TV has yet to produce as iconic a coffee shop as the one where Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, and—Joey, I think?—spent most of their days.

Now, fans can get a chance to feel like one of the gang, so long as they travel to New York City this autumn. Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and Eight O’Clock Coffee are partnering to re-create the Central Perk coffeehouse at a pop-up location in downtown Manhattan this September, and there are plenty of reasons to check it out besides the free coffee.

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The Naked Mom by Brooke Burke


Brooke Burke Charvet wrote a book about being a parent, a partner, a girlfriend, and a business woman. She talks about balancing it all on good days and bad days. She has 4 kids, 2 from her first marriage and 2 from her fiancé (now husband David Charvet). So she talks about having a blended family and how that has its challenges. She respectfully talks about her first marriage and the hard decision she faced in getting a divorce and breaking up her family.


For fans of Dancing With the Stars she gives some fun behind the scenes tid bids about being a contestant as well as the co host. She was a contestant on the show shortly after giving birth and she expressed her guilt over not bonding with her son in his first few months. But she went on to win her season and showed her daughters how hard work and persistence pays off.


She shares lot of stories about her life and the lessons she’s learned that other moms could benefit from. She doesn’t preach what she thinks other moms should do, but tells you what has worked for her and her family. I liked reading about the different ways she spends time individually with her kids and how different they are. What works with one children, doesn’t always work for another.

As a mom she plays many roles and I like that she stressed the importance of being a good partner and friend. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the role of Mom and forget about your own needs. Her book is a great reminder to take care of yourself as well and tend to those important relationships.

She speaks very honestly throughout her book on each topic. She seems very down to earth and real, which are two qualities I really appreciate about her. It’s nice to get a peek behind the scenes of a Hollywood mom and see how similar we all really are.


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2014 Emmys Best Dressed

The 2014 Emmys were last night in LA and here were my top picks from the night. My favorite looks are a toss up between Amy Poehler and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. They both look so classy and pretty! Who were your favorites?

Giuliana Rancic


Debra Messing


Heidi Klum


Keke Palmer


Kim Dickens


Julia Louis-Dreyfus


Zoey Deschanel


Uzo Aduba


Lucy Liu


Amy Poehler


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Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough is super talented. She’s the triple threat: she can sing, act, and dance, pretty impressive. She is so pretty and has amazing style. She wears great form fitting dresses that show off her dancer curves. ab3eb53f2bec5bfd8e390fd0492c3d8c









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Music Mondays: California – Jamestown Revival

This song really resonates with me because of the lyrics. My favorite is the chorus when they sing,

I don’t even know you
You’ve taken me away from home”

My boyfriend and I move from Chicago to LA last year for work. And we had to leave our family and friends behind and started a new life. It was a big move for us across country. A big risk but we did it!

Chicago will always be home for us. But we are currently loving California living. The weather, the beaches, the coast, Highway 1, palm trees, and the laid back attitudes. It’s hard to complain. (But there is the ever present traffic jams!)

Anyways our friend from home sent us this song and it really strikes a chord.
Since 1931-3

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Friday Favorites : Purses from Forever21



I am once again linking up for Friday Favorites with A Little Big of Everything Blog, Grace and Love Blog and Momfessionals. Today I’m featuring my favorite bags that are all from Forever 21. weekender

This adorable faux leather weekender bag is $32.90, it also comes in white.


This faux leather carryall comes in black as well and is $29.90.

roll top clutch

This faux leather roll top clutch is $17.80 also comes in black and red. It kind of reminds me of a lunch bag with the rolled top but it’s so cute still!


This cross body bag is adorable! It’s $19.80 and it also comes in a rust color.


This great satchel is $14.80 and it also comes in a cream color.

faux leather satchel

This faux blue (and yellow) satchel is $19.80.


This fantastic faux leather tote is $24.80 and comes in cream as well.

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Stirring the Pot by Jenny McCarthy


Stirring the Pot by Jenny McCarthy is a fun, quick read. She is super open about her life and her success along with her failures.

She clearly knows how to write a book, because she is a New York Times Best Seller and has written 10 other books! This is my first book by her that I have read and I enjoyed it.

I used to watch her on Singled Out on MTV and have seen her a few times on the View.

I know she has said some controversial things in the media about vaccinations and Autism, but this book doesn’t address those topics, so don’t let that distract you from reading this one.

She is from Chicago, as am I, and Denis Richards whose book I also just read. Gotta support my Midwestern girls!

Jenny covers lots of topics like girls nights in, being divorced, being a single mom, making success happen for yourself, and reading way too many self help books.

You gotta love a girl who can laugh at herself. She’s super relatable, honest, and hilarious. My kind of girl and author.

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Erin Andrews

Erin Andrews is a sportscaster for FOX Sports. She was also a contestant on DWTS. She definitely likes her sparkly dresses and sticks to them. ERIN ANDREWS at 2012 NHL Awards in Las Vegas











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