Monday, March 19, 2012

Meet and Greet with the Duane Reade VIP Bloggers

I hope all my lovelies had a wonderful weekend! This weekend was a glorious one in NYC because the weather was above the norm here, and so everyone in the city was doing their best to enjoy the city at it's fullest! I certainly had an interesting week myself - recently I had announced I had been chosen by NYC's recognized Drugstore, Duane Reade, to be part of their VIP Bloggers. As a Duane Reade VIP Blogger, I get the opportunity to give you all the info on the latest products and deals going on at one of my favorite places to get your daily necessities! So you can only imagine how excited I was when I was invited for a Meet and Greet at Duane Reade's Head Quarters. 

At Duane Reade HQ's we had the privilege to interact and get to know the other Duane Reade VIP Bloggers that will also be part of this amazing group. This blogger team is so talented, I'm in awe just having the opportunity to be among them! I can't wait to introduce you to these talented bloggers and share their work with you on upcoming posts!
Pictured shared by @OMGhada one of #DReadeVIP Bloggers on twitter

After our Meet and Greet, we were chauffeured to the Duane Reade on 40 Wall Street inside The Trump Building.  

This is one of Duane Reade's most notable locations in the city. It's home to a nail and hair salon in conjunction with their Look Boutique.  
Here you are greeted with the latest in technology- an interactive, video animated, store guide! This was modeled after the assistance technology in Heathrow Airport in London. 
The Look Boutique features not only the best brands in Hair Care, but also a salon with a range of services at an affordable price! 
You can also find a virtual makeover kiosk, where you can take a picture of yourself and customize your look by scanning the beauty products you are interested in and seeing it applied digitally, on your photo.
This has to be my favorite place in the whole store- The Nail Bar! The nail salon offers Gel Manicures for $30 dollars, as well as regular manicures. So you can buy your favorite polish and get a mani too- how's that for convenient! 
Hungry? 40 Wall St. Duane Reade also houses a Sushi Bar - with Chefs on site preparing sushi just the way you like along with an assortment of ready-made meals that you can take on the go. 
Need a healthy drink to go after your salon pampering and your ala-carte meal you've just picked up at Duane Reade? A couple of aisles over you have a fresh Juice Bar! Here you can pick up a freshly made smoothie in an assortment of flavors. 

I was truly amazed to see how Duane Reade has truly reinvented itself and the image of your typical Drugstore. Your weekly run to pick up the essentials will no longer feel like a chore - instead you can soon find yourself getting top notch beauty services, health services, and delicious meals at wallet friendly prices all in one place, making Duane Reade the place you'll want for all your needs! 

I can't wait to share with you what else Duane Reade has to offer! Keep checking Mandii A La Mode here, and through twitter and Facebook for all the latest info from this #DReadeVIP!


  1. Okay I def have to go there the next time I go to NYC :D I think I will love the virtual makeover kiosk...congrats Mandii

    1. The 40 Wall St. Location is definitely a sight(site)-lol, to see! It's amazing! I'm sure you'll enjoy the kiosks there!


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