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Ask Sam: Seduction in the Sand‏ Before It’s Too Late

Ask Sam: Seduction in the Sand‏ Before It’s Too Late

Summer seduction

Everything seems sexier in the sun. Why is it when we’re one shot of tequila down on the hot sand, slathered in coconut oil, surrounded by bronzed pretty people in scandalous bikinis and bright swimming trunks, life is better? Simple, because it is.

Manhattan has swanky poolside rooftop terraces, which are welcome oasis amidst the hot asphalt. Yet, expensive sandals and a bikini it took days to find are not the main ingredients for a hot scene. The air is hot but people’s attitudes are not.

Hot Scene

Ingredients: 1 coconut with its water

2 shots rum or tequila

Double up the portions so you have some to share!

Shake well while dancing to playlist of all Latin greatest hits ever!

Rim the glass with chillies, salt and organic evaporated cane juice crystals.

Add a twist of fresh lime while offering your lover a tangy kiss.

Muddle in the pulp of every exquisite tropical fruit that ever was.

Stir in the sun’s glow, and moonlight to taste.

Serve chilled.

Garnish with a hammock and sunset.

Warning: This is a highly addictive cocktail with aphrodisiac properties.

Drink at your own risk. Consuming this cocktail in a group has been known to cause a hot scene.

The reason the best roof top escapes never feel quite like your last trip to the tropics, is because the experience gets lost in translation. I came back from one of the years most exclusive weddings held on a remote tropical island with approximately 350 pretty people. Playing in the sand and dancing on the beach till 7 AM, everyone was happy being happy and it was heaven. There’s an energy and spirit that even New Yorkers can learn from. Building walls is sad. We have so much to lose without each other’s company. Building castles in the sand together is a better aspiration.

There are jewels to be acquired and quite honestly our hot blooded Latin neighbors abroad and within our midst have a great and seductive energy that can help ease our cold demeanor and melt our frigid gringo ways, like the ice cubes melting in my cocktail.

Is there anything better then a day at the beach? When palm trees wave seductively while sultry rhythms play, do we not think to ourselves, that we finally understand what life’s really about and question our return ticket back to the hustle and grind?

I wish to stay in my swimsuit forever, convinced that wearing a bikini everyday must be the ultimate diet aid/appetite suppressant. But most of all, it’s the relaxed sensuous feeling that permeates the ocean breeze that’s missed, long after the tan fades. That care free feeling that has us dancing salsa and laughing till dawn is what we wish we could bottle and take back with us. But, like the end of a summer romance, reality taps us on the shoulder just when we’re debating our return flight, tempted not to pack the suitcase and simply run away from it all to stay in paradise.


Ask Sam

Samantha von Sperling is a lifestyle guru who has spent her entire career going above and beyond to help her clients achieve their goals. “When asked what I do, I will tell you that I “Spit shine” people and things for a living. My arsenal of expertise helps smooth out the rough spots, whether it’s your look, the space you inhabit, or how you interact with the world around you. Our goal is to help you feel more comfortable in your skin and confident in your ability to handle any social situation with panache! Keen insight and fresh perspective is the first step to attaining your goal. Everything in life at some level is a matter of packaging and a game of seduction, a new job, a step up a ladder, the winning over of clients and friends or the conquest of your desire. Tell me what you want, what you need, even if it seems trivial, personal or impossible. If I can’t help you, I’ll tell you. If I can, it shall be done.” Samantha was raised in a sophisticated family where entertaining international guests was de rigueur; refined manners, elegant dress, proper posture, the art of conversation, and ballroom dancing are second nature to her. Her education is a continuation of a lifelong passion for the arts and a foundation for her business. Armed with a degree from New York University in Educational Theatre with a concentration in Speech Communications – also a classically trained ballroom dancer and actress – von Sperling set out the offer the world a new approach to the old concept of finishing. She uses her diverse talents through innovative group seminars or with one-on-one consultations. By utilizing all her skills and training, von Sperling has fulfilled requests from royal families, diplomats, politicians, celebrities, CEOs, companies big and small, regular joes, and soccer moms. Ms. von Sperling has appeared in print publications such as The New York Times, TIME Magazine, O The Oprah Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, and The Wall Street Journal, to name a few. She appears as a guest expert on numerous television programs, and currently contributes as ImageGal for and writes her own column, “Ask Sam” for Time Square Chronicles which she counts amongst her great joys in life. Samantha von Sperling from POLISHED Social Image Consultants has been on the forefront of the image consulting industry for a decade, helping to bring out the best in you – from the boardroom to the ballroom.

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