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A Bright December Night at the Neon Museum

"December to Remember" at Neon Museum.

What is Christmas without beautiful lights?  What is Las Vegas without neon signs?  Seeing the historic neon signs of this city's past all lit up on a December Night is definitely a Christmas treat!  Unfortunately, we arrived late and didn't fully enjoy the Christmas event with a visit with Santa or ornament making.  However, seeing these signs lit up in bright Christmas candy colored lights was a an amazing opportunity! Such a beautiful night! 




My Christmas Cuties!


Why give the gift of BOTM? 

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I was a slow starter when it came to learning to read.  However, once I started, it became an addiction.  I could spend hours in the library or bookstore.  I wanted it all.  This addiction hasn't stopped.  Honestly, I am one of those people who never converted to digital books.  I love the feeling of holding a book and appreciating it as a gift of temporary and simple escape.  Why not give this feeling away during the Holidays, one of the most beautiful and stressful time of the year.

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Your Art By Mixbook

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You may have handled quite a bit of your holiday shopping over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but inevitably there are a few people that have not been checked off your list. The days are not getting any longer, and you should be on the train as it pulls away from procrastination station. As always, Mixbook has you covered with some great last minute gift ideas!

Mixbook has introduced a new type of wall art – Metal, Acrylic and Poster Prints. The industrial and cool Metal Prints still have the same vibrant colors as all others but with an edge. Rugged enough for a man cave and sturdy enough to withstand kiddo-traffic heavy spaces. They come ready to hang and won't shatter if they are dropped.  

If you are looking for the perfect gift for the person who has everything, look no further. Mixbook's curved Metal Prints are your answer. With a unique curved edge, this is eye catching piece will add finesse to any living or office space. Impress your hard-to-shop-for friend with this unique gift, customizable with any photo and exclusive to Mixbook's home decor collection.

Acrylic Prints have a glass-like finish with brilliant clarity. They are a sleek and contemporary eye-catching gift idea. Missing something for the friend or family member who’s basement is filled with music posters from years past? Spice up their space with another customized poster to match their collection. Select your favorite image from an old road trip and you are ready to go!

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget about Mixbook’s Instagram books and photo prints. These quick to make books are bound to make a great gift, and you already have all the photo inspiration right on your Instagram account! Act fast to make sure that all your holiday shopping gets done in plenty of time so that your only remaining task is to relax and have some egg nog.

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What's Your Sign?

I have lived in Las Vegas for almost over 11 years and this is the our first visit to the Las Vegas Sign as a family.  I could not stand in the very long line known to take over this famous attraction.  I snuck in a few shoot from the sidelines of the Las Vegas Sign.



Capricorn Zodiac Sign Earrings by Green Tree Jewelry

Green Tree Jewelry makes affordable laser cut jewelry out of sustainable resources.  Their mission is create pieces that "invoke a positive response."


Fashion Friday



10 Years Married!!!

October 29, 2016 marked the day of our 10th Wedding Anniversary. 10 years of marriage, however, we have been TORMENTING each other for over 19 years!

You+I = We officially October 29, 2006

Our Wedding Day included...

A stereo scam, a pawn shop, running in the rain, a random witness we pulled in from the street, an officiant who married us while she speedily ate her lunch, a call from a crazy lady trying to stop our wedding, a nightclub, a gondola ride, and more running in the rain.

I was pregnant so our meal was a brownie sundae and hot chocolate with marshmallows.

Our wedding dance was almost two weeks the shower...naked.

Untraditional, but typically us.

I look forward to lame jokes, chicken wings, listening to Delilah, and importantly, TORTURING each other for the rest of our lives.

May the force be with you and your hobbit friends on your journey to see and destroy all my horcruxes.

I love you. 

Us October 29, 2016




Boutique & Beauty Bar: Recipe for a Unique Shopping Experience

There’s always a risk when you create something new. Will people like it? Will it succeed? Will it be worth it?

When Madonna and Co. re-launched in Mid-town East Side, (bordering on the Upper-East Side) from our former location in Soho, we emerged as a different entity, incorporating what made us great in the past, but with new additions. We were more.

In addition to our new location on 60th street, we opened a full service salon and beauty bar within the store, bringing to a life a completely unique shopping experience.

Fashion and Beauty: An Innovative Convergence

The inclusion of the beauty bar inside our boutique converged the worlds of fashion and beauty in a way that’s never been done. For the first time, women have the opportunity to receive comprehensive beautification in a one-stop shop.

Bringing together fashion and beauty as we have done was not without risk, but innovation always involves a leap of faith. New creations don’t arise from the ether. Innovation comes as the result of unique combinations, whether it be a boutique and a beauty bar, our designs and exclusive designer capsule collections, or glam and chic, etc. Creating one-of-a-kind experiences from unique combinations is what Madonna & Co. has always done.

Our willingness to break barriers and defy categorization is what makes our selection of fashion and accessories so vibrant and original. All of the clothing in our store has been designed and hand picked from collections around the world. By dealing with the designer themselves and direct with our factories, we are able to offer luxury items at affordable prices.

The vast selection of unique affordable clothing featured in our shop is what makes us the best NYC boutique operating today. By shopping at Madonna & Co., you receive the peace of mind in knowing that you’ll never cross paths with someone wearing the same outfit; one-of-a-kind, wearable and affordable clothes for independent woman is what we do.

Community of Independent Women

While the ability to get a full-service haircut, styling, and complete makeup treatment in the same place where you find all of your exclusive designs and luxury clothing is extremely convenient, the impetus behind opening the beauty bar had more to do with community than convenience.

We wanted to create a space where independent women from all walks of life and ages could come together to shop, socialize, and express their femininity. We imagined a world where the social aspects of a salon coalesced with the activity of shopping. Our love of fashion and beauty led us to invent a world that unites these spheres and offers women a place to have fun and engage in a dialogue about fashion and style.

At Madonna & Co. we believe in creating a personal style. We see it as our job to assist women in crafting their own individual aesthetic. Every woman that walks through our doors is a unique assemblage of beliefs, values, and traits. Her aesthetic preferences are a function of her entire worldview and identity.

Creating the perfect outfit involves a translation of sorts. Our aim is to help the women who shops in our store translate their core identity into an aesthetic that embodies and represents who they really are and how they feel. Every woman who comes into our store receives a unique treatment that results in a unique style – whether her preferences lean towards glam, chic, posh, or edgy.

The beauty bar allows us to take the crafting of a unique style one step further. In addition to helping women find their dream new fashions, our stylists bring years of experience and knowledge to the table, assisting women realize their dream hairstyle!

We offer every customer a free consultation at the salon and beauty bar before her first appointment. This consultation gives us the chance to learn about what the specific customer likes about her hair or makeup styling and what she’d like to change. Our stylists and make-up artists will then present some possible ways to enhance the aspects of her appearance that the customer would like to shake up.

While our head stylist is an expert in all types of hair, her specialty is curly hair and we call her "The Curly Hair Expert." Our custom line of No Frizz Miracle Gel – designed specifically for curly hair – mirrors this focus.

Come Join our Community

What are you waiting for? Come join in on the fun! Today’s the perfect day to unleash the beauty within you and find that perfect outfit you’ve been longing for.

Booking an appointment at the salon and beauty bar can be done either by phone or via or on our new on-line store, for your convenience.

We also provide off-site makeup & hair services as well and can help you plan the perfect party or host all kinds of events in our luxurious boutique, including bridal/baby showers, fashion product launches, etc.

So come on down today and introduce yourself!


Cents Of Style: Thankful, Grateful, and So Very Blessed

As Thanksgiving comes along, we often take time to think about the theme "Thankful."  It's a shame that "Being Thankful" isn't celebrated throughout the year for most people. 

As for my husband, "I appreciated it" has become a phrase he uses a few times a week.  He really does mean it, however, it is sadly because of what he lacked growing up; not just materially but emotionally as well.  From his experiences, I have grown more of an appreciation for all that my parents have done for me.  I've learned to appreciate the relationships I have with my own siblings.  Together we hope to teach our kids to be thankful in their everyday lives and for the simplest gestures.

Simply, I am thankful for Life.  I am thankful I have days to look forward to.  I am thankful I have kids that never let me sleep, because they just want to be with me!

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I am Grateful for my two little surprises!  I never planned on having children, but I am grateful they are mine.

I am Blessed.

I am blessed with an interesting and amazing family growing up and they are still a big part of my life. 

I am blessed with two of the funniest sarcastic cutest monsters in the world. 

I am blessed by being able to spend the rest of my life with my high school sweetheart.  A week ago we just celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary! We've actually been tormenting each other for over 19 years! Haha.  

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