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Sara Anne Fingerman was born and raised in Smithtown, NY. She graduated from Dowling College with a Bachelors Degree In Communications Arts with an emphasis in marketing in 2006. During her college years, Sara was an advice columnist for her school newspaper, The Lions Voice. She reached out to many students and helped guide them to make their college experience pleasant and enjoyable.
Sara came onboard as a Contributor for Gem Magazine LI in December 2011 and was quickly promoted to Editor because of her work ethic and dedication to the publication. When Sara isn’t covering a charity event or attending a networking meeting she is writing articles on relevant topics for todays Long Island Woman or working on her blog on Pop Culture and Trends in Technology.
Sara also serves as an Account Executive for Gem Magazine LI. If you are interested in advertising opportunities she is your go to girl! firstname.lastname@example.org
In her spare time Sara enjoys living a healthy lifestyle by taking spinning and Zumba classes at New York Sports Club eating right and spending time with her family and Friends. Sara loves Long Island summers, whether it is going to the beach in Hamptons or Fire Island, there is no place in the world where she would rather be.
"Viggle It, Just A Little Bit"
by Sara Fingerman - GEM Magazine LI 6/7/12
Enhance your TV watching experience with Viggle a new application available on the Iphone or Android device. This app allows you to check in to your favorite shows and earn rewards just for watching them. Just aim your phone to the television and Viggle will automatically recognize the TV show and add points to your point bank. The prizes range from gift certificates to restaurants, retail stores and even Ipads or Apple TV’s. Visit Viggle.com.
"Tonys, Tonys, Tonys!"
by Sara Fingerman - GEM Magazine LI 6/10/12
It’s time to get out your dancing shoes and enjoy Broadway’s biggest hits of 2012 from the comfort of your own home.
Tonight, June 10th The 66th Annual Tony Awards will be airing live on CBS. Every year I use The Tony Awards featured performances as a guide as to what shows I want to see. Last year I purchased tickets to Catch me if You Can, Priscilla Queen of the Dessert and Anything Goes.
This year’s featured shows are as follows:
Evita featuring Ricky Martin and Elena Roger
Follies featuring Tony nominated actor Danny Burstein
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess featuring Tony nominees Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier
Jesus Christ Superstar featuring Tony nominee Josh Young
Leap of Faith featuring Raúl Esparza
Newsies featuring Tony nominated actor Jeremy Jordan
Nice Work If You Can Get It featuring Matthew Broderick and
Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara
Once featuring Tony nominees Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti and Elizabeth A. Davis
VIRTUAL RESERVATIONS CAN
Earn Money Off Your Next Meal"
by Sara Fingerman - GEM Magazine LI 6/11/12
With hundreds of restaurant applications that are out there for you to choose from on your IPod Touch or IPhone sometimes it’s harder to find an appLICATION to download then an appETIZER on the menu of your favorite restaurant.
Choose the OpenTable app from Opentable.com. Make online reservations, read restaurant reviews from real people who love to dine , and earn points towards free meals. OpenTable is perfect for business owners that take their staff or clients out for dinner. Keep your eyes out for 1,000 point restaurants to earn checks faster.
by Sara Fingerman - GEM Magazine LI 6/12/12
As convenient as the camera on your smart phone is, the picture quality is not as good as a digital camera or SLR camera. Don’t worry about being weighed down by them they are small, compact and will guarantee a sweet look back in time when developed.
Sassy’s Top Digital Picks:
For the Adventurer: Sony’s Bloggie™ Sport HD Camera is the way to go. Whether skydiving or deep sea diving this rugged camera will document your most adventurous activitie in full 1080p HD. The rugged design makes it shock proof, dirt resistant and even waterproof down to 16 feet.
For the Fashionista: Fuji FinePix ™7 series with great image quality in a stylish compact body. The JX700 can go everywhere with you, and is available in five stylish colors. Small enough to fit into your handbag this camera will definitely turn heads.
For the Concert Go-er: Nikon COOLPIX™ L120 can take pictures of subjects that are pretty far away. So if you purchased nosebleed seats at the John Mayer concert, don’t worry it has a 21x optical zoom! It can also record videos of things that are happening up to around a fourth of a mile away from the photographer. So, it’s an ideal camera to bring with you to sports events, graduations, and concerts.
"Smellebrity - Whose Scent Are You Wearing!"
by Sara Fingerman - GEM Magazine LI 6/13/12
Elizabeth Taylor- The late Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth’s White Diamonds is still bestseller.It is fresh and fragrant and will give you a little dash of old world Hollywood.
Derek Jeter- Ladies, if you can’t date a sexy successful Yankee you may as well have your man smell like one! Jeter’s fragrance, from Avon is top-selling men’s celebrity scent retailing at only 20 dollars. According to Avon, the scent is a “bold play of zesty citrus spiced with rich, exotic woods.”
Sarah Jessica Parker- How much do you miss Sex and the city? Let’s get carried away and spray this light, fun and flirty scent, sold at Ulta, Sephora and many other retailers.
Jennifer Lopez- Lopez now has 16 scents on the market, including Blue Glow, Desso and Live. Reach for your inner Idol and smell like a Rockstar!
"Pin Your Interests with Pinterest!"
by Sara Fingerman - GEM Magazine LI 6/15/12
Pinterest is a virtual pin board that lets Internet savvy users pin all things trendy and creative that they either find online or create for themselves. This social network can be defined as your inner artists dream! People are using this as a template on planning their weddings and bridal showers, posting zesty recipes and even decorating their homes. I even use it as a personal portfolio to showcase my writing.
Pinterest inspired crafts and party ideas:
Wine and Cheese Party: Freeze green grapes to keep white wine cold and make an exotic presentation for guests. Use chalkboard contact paper to display your cheese and wine pairing selections.
Planning a baby Shower? Hang balloons upside down on strings for décor. Make cranberry ginger ale punch with sherbet and put rubber ducky’s to float on top of it. Another cute DIY idea is to use an edible marker draw faces on “babies in a blanket” as an appetizer.
For the Home: Hang a chandelier in your laundry room or use wallpaper to make dishware stand out in your kitchen. Why not make a decorative birthday board and have all of the birthdays of your family hang from it in the colors of your home!
All of these ideas and decorating tips can be found on Pinterest.com. Sign up today, and you’ll feel as happy as you were as a child when your idea of arts and crafts was making lanyard key chains or popsicle sticks.
"The New and More Innovative MacBook Pro"
by Sara Fingerman - GEM Magazine LI 6/20/12
I have been on the fence about ordering an IPAD because it still doesn't have capabilities to download Microsoft Office, I enjoy my MacBook laptop but I'm running out of space and feel it may be time for an upgrade! Fortunately, just when you think the MacBook Pro couldn't get sleeker, sexier more user friendly, the experts at Mac did it again. Of course it was built with everyone's favorite apps such as IPhoto, IMovie, FaceTime, ICloud and ICaL, now it's even thinner at at just 0.71 inch thin and 4.46 pounds which makes for an extremely portable laptop!
If you are like me and take up to 1000 pictures a month why not have the capability to edit,enhance and view your photo's in the best light. A retina display with 5.1 million pixels, will not only make you feel like the picture is coming alive, it makes for easy editing. This will also come with all-flash architecture. Quad-core Intel Core i7 processors, the NEW MacBook pro is light years ahead of all of the other computers on the market. For more information please visit www.apple.com
"And The Daytime Emmy Goes To...
by Sara Fingerman - GEM Magazine LI 6/26/12
Picture this, the year: November 16th 1981- a twenty something daughter is having a nice lunch with her mom when suddenly she comes to the realization that LUKE AND LAURA’S WEDDING on ABC’S GENERAL HOSPITAL is about to air in 15 minutes. The daughter quickly calls her father on a pay phone in a panic and say’s, “ Daddy, Luke, Laura, their wedding you have to record it, it’s going to be the talk of the week!“ Her father listened, became intrigued and automatically turned into one of General Hospital’s biggest fans. (A little secret Sassy Lowdown fans, those people are my family and I have been a fan since birth) NOW: Fast Forward to June 23rd 2012- Anthony Geary’s character LUKE is still on top of his game and continues to captivate audiences. General Hospital is now one of the longest running surviving soap opera’s and has no plans to leave daytime.
Congratulations General Hospital for winning 5 daytime Emmy Awards including:
Outstanding Drama series: “General Hospital.”
Lead actor in a drama series: Anthony Geary, “General Hospital.”
Supporting actress in a drama series: Nancy Lee Grahn, “General Hospital.”
Supporting actor in a drama series: Jonathan Jackson, “General Hospital.”
Drama series directing team: “General Hospital.”
"Phonagraphy: Mother Nature Appreciates
by Sara Fingerman - GEM Magazine LI 7-3-12
InstaGram is a new application designed to make pictures appear vintage in a magical way on your Iphone or Android device. In my travels, I have taken many pictures of sunrises and sunsets, beaches and mountains, just the rich scenery of different places in the world. I’ve used programs like Aperture and IPhoto to enhance them and make them look as beautiful as possible but it is much easier with Instagram.
I’ve sort of overlooked Long Island because we often don’t appreciate beauty in our own backyard. That is until I downloaded InstaGram. Now, I find myself taking pictures of the sky during twilight, the beach before sunset and even the early morning dawn before my daily commute. I use different filters to enhance them and get feedback from my friends and followers instantly.
Tip on sharing pictures # before sharing! One of my followers had over 40 likes by making sure each of her adjectives had a # before it. Example: #nature #walk #spring #Sun #rays #lights #beautiful #sky.
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