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Some of our best memories — or lack thereof — stem from tequila.
In keeping with the trend, we’re amped for Mayahuel, the new Mexican bar and restaurant from the East 6th Street gang (Death & Co, The Bourgeois Pig).
We got the scoop from co-owner Phil Ward — and maybe a little too much free high-end mezcal.
No body shots made the cut (it’s tequila way too nice for that kind of behavior).
Mayahuel, 304 East 6th Street, between First and Second Avenues.
Music: Mariachi Vargas Thirsty for more? Everyone from lonesome cowpokes to the local sheriff will be saddling up to the bar at Dutch Kills, a 19th-century-style saloon in the hinterlands of Long Island City. It’s finally opening tonight (9 p.m.!) with spirits, cocktails over hand-cut ice, and cold brews on tap — served from a large oak bar and totaled on a 1913 model cash register. Neighborhood fave Sage General Store provides the organic pub fare. Go on and mosey along. Dutch Kills, 27-24 Jackson Avenue, at Dutch Kills Street, Long Island City (718-383-2724).
Shiny forehead, freak grimace, bulging eyes — you’ve got an uncanny ability to ruin a photo. And thanks to Facebook tagging, the entire world can witness your awkward mugging until the end of time.
You could avoid cameras altogether. Or you could just watch today’s video, with its simple tips for looking great in pictures.
Our expert, Sardi Klein, longtime NYC photographer and professor at The School of Visual Arts and Pratt, has seen it all, from mothers of the bride who peer skyward to avoid double chins to businessmen whose phony smiles turn head shots into mug shots.
Follow her advice, and the next time someone tags you in a photo, you might just share instead of hide.
Is there something you want to learn to do? Submit ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tonight will probably be filled with bad decisions (that last glass of champers, for starters).
Ring in 2011 with at least a little dignity by avoiding the drunken late-night ponytail. You can stay classy all night long with the perfect messy bun, courtesy of NYC’s Fox & Boy salon (and one of our favorite how-to videos of the year).
Because even if you want to be a hot mess, your hair doesn’t have to be.
Not feeling the messy bun? Try out the around-the-head French braid, modern beehive, or pinned-up curls (for shorter hair).
At your last mealtime gathering, you did everything right: big, pricey steaks; fancy-schmancy china; stimulating conversation cards (what’s your animal soul mate?!).
No wonder the whole thing was so awkward.
Next time, take a cue from Tamara Reynolds and Zora O’Neill, the hilarious Astoria-based hostesses with the mostest behind Forking Fantastic: Put the Party Back in Dinner Party.
In today’s video, the gals, who’ve been hosting wildly popular Sunday night shindigs for six years, walk us through dinner party faux pas — and they’re not what you’d expect (the tips or the ladies).
You’ll feel so inspired, you’ll start planning another soiree immediately.
Just don’t bring your sexy panda friend.
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