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You couldn’t wait for high school to be over. So it came as a shock when you entered the workplace and realized it was the same crap all over again (the cliques, the cliches, the competition).
That’s life at Denver Memorial Hospital for intern Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer; she had a role on The Good Wife, but you might also recognize her as Meryl Streep’s just-as-talented daughter). All Emily wants is to impress her boss (Necar Zadegan, The Event), date her med school crush (Justin Hartley, Smallville, Passions), and maybe save a few lives. Instead she finds herself head to head with high school nemesis Cassandra (newcomer Aja Naomi King) and feeling, basically, 16 all over again.
Catch the critically acclaimed sleeper hit Emily Owens, M.D. a full week before the television premiere at an exclusive free screening — and get the gift bags, snacks, and raffle prizes (a doctor bag-style leather purse, a snuggly blue scarf like the one Emily wears on the show) that go along with it.
It all goes down at The Bristol Room at The Viceroy Hotel (1819 Ocean Avenue) on Thursday, October 4. Go at 7 p.m. for drinks and munchies; stay for the screening from 8 to 9 p.m. But you have to R.S.V.P. — otherwise you’ll be left out in the cold.
Which you always tried to avoid in high school.
R.S.V.P. for the free screening of Emily Owens, M.D. at dailycandy.com.
It’s easy for littles to lose track of what’s important when Monster High and Ugglys dolls are in their sights.
Restore their sense of gratitude this holiday by assembling a care package for those less fortunate. In today’s video, we show you what to include (we called a bunch of homeless shelters to find out what they needed most), how to put it together, and where to take it in major U.S. cities.
Of course, we also urge you to remember those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Right now, monetary donations to American Red Cross, Oxfam, and ShelterBox are still the best way to help.
By teaching your kids the value of giving now, you ensure they keep doing it as they grow.
And that’s something to behold.
If the Pillsbury Doughboy were a real person, we’d date him. (We’re suckers for a chef’s hat.)
In today’s video, we honor him with help from actress/writer Haylie Duff and her apple pie crescent rolls. All you need is a sliced-up Red Delicious, brown sugar, and those twelve-minutes-to-perfection Pillsbury pop-and-bake miracles. If making things easy is wrong, we don’t want to be right.
Duff, who lives in L.A., gave us the recipe from her new cookbook, The Real Girl’s Kitchen. While we had her to ourselves, she also showed us how to make sweet and spicy butternut squash.
Prepare to fall in love.
The Real Girl’s Kitchen is available at amazon.com, $14.50. For more recipes and tips, go to realgirlskitchen.com.
We won’t say what the shape of butternut squash reminds us of, but you can probably guess. (It’s a giant pear, you perv.)
Helping us be less intimidated by the golden gourd is actress/cookbook author Haylie Duff, who shows us how to cut and cook one up with delicious results in today’s video.
Want to see more? Duff makes apple pie crescent rolls, too. Her new cookbook, The Real Girl’s Kitchen, is available at amazon.com, $14.50. For more recipes and tips, go to realgirlskitchen.com.
Trips to the farmers market usually go like this: Buy some apples. Feign interest in beeswax candles to chat with hot honey guy. Get a loaf of sourdough and eat half of it on the subway.
In today’s video, learn how Gramercy Tavern’s renowned chef, Mike Anthony, tackles the stands. He has tips for choosing kale, determining if a beet is healthy, and which strangely colored cauliflower you need to buy.
If you like what you see, check out Anthony’s just-published The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook. Not only is it loaded with suggestions, but it’s also way more accessible (read: easy without insane ingredients) than you might expect from a guy whose restaurant has a Michelin Star.
We should note that we just filmed this video, so everything’s still in season. And if you don’t know, the Union Square Greenmarket is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays year-round.
You’ll be chewing the fat with Zade the farmer in no time.
The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook is available at amazon.com, $32. Union Square Greenmarket, north and west sides of Union Square Park, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, between 14th and 17th Streets (grownyc.org). Gramercy Tavern, 42 East 20th Street, at Broadway (212-477-0777 or gramercytavern.com).
It’s not your average rags-to-riches tale: Painting contractor has a knack for cooking Thai food, starts selling it from a shack, hits it big with Vietnamese fish sauce wings.
But Andy Ricker’s not your average guy. Eight years after opening his first restaurant, Pok Pok, in Portland, Oregon, he’s earned a James Beard Award and written his first cookbook. (Did we mention his recipes command two-hour waits at the New York outpost?)
In today’s video, get to know Ricker — why he started cooking, what it’s like running seven successful restaurants (hint: not easy), and the best compliment he’s ever received.
He’s not what you’d expect.
Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand is available at amazon.com, $22. For more information about Pok Pok restaurants, go to pokpokny.com.
Photo: Stephanie Stanely for DailyCandy
When I moved to Chicago last August, my husband was a first-year med student (a.k.a. see you once a week, pal) and I was an unemployed former magazine editor. We’d been married one week.
The transition wasn’t easy, but as I slowly got to know the city, I found happiness in the discovery of new places. I browsed one-of-a-kind boutiques, ate my weight in interesting food, and — most importantly — took time to have real conversations.
In today’s video, I show you three spots that made a difference to me: a pie place that serves sweets so good they should be illegal, a flower shop I want to live in, and a clothing store where I can hang out with the designer.
I’m happy to report we’re now settled enough to have welcomed an addition to the family: a little rescue pup named Louis. Like me, he’s a Kentucky transplant.
And, like me, he loves the Windy City.
Want more? Check out our editors’ go-to spots around New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Photo: Lauren Lumsden / DailyCandy
Many moons ago, I moved to SF with just two suitcases. I had zero housing prospects, I didn’t know a soul, and the iconic bridge seemed to be permanently immersed in fog.
Then the skies opened up: I found a Lower Haight apartment, 415 numbers slowly filled my phone, and I was hired to write about everything from comic book tarot card readers to seaweed foragers.
In today’s video, I introduce you to three Bay Area places I visit almost weekly: a veritable Sesame Street for artisans, a glamorous Pacific Heights flower shop, and a wine bar where you’ll want to become a regular.
I hope the video inspires you to venture outside your hood and try something new.
No bravery required.
Want more? Check out our senior editor’s favorite NYC businesses and our L.A. editor’s preferred hangouts. Our Chicago editor’s picks are coming soon.
It’s a familiar tale: I came to Los Angeles for one love (a boy) and found another (a city).
Five years in, the city — and the boy — still makes my heart skip a beat.
In today’s video, I give you a tour of my beloved local spots that starts with a design-centric treasure hunt Downtown and ends at a Hollywood gallery/boutique in the storied Howard Hughes headquarters (hello, $55,000 backpacks).
I also stop for a twenty-layer crepe cake at a bakery which, like me, is a New York transplant that’s pretty sweet on the City of Angels.
Thanks for tagging along, and please wave hello if you see me around town.
I’m the girl in the Mini Cooper, desperately attempting to parallel park.
Want more? Check out our editor’s go-to spots around New York. And stay tuned for editor favorites in San Francisco and Chicago, coming soon.
When I first moved to New York from Virginia eight years ago, I thought Times Square was the cool place to live and Brother Jimmy’s BBQ was where I was going to find a husband.
Many (many) apartments and PBRs later, I like to think I’m a bit more discerning. For one, I have a job that exposes me to new things every day. For two, the frat party moved to Tinder.
In today’s video, I introduce you to three of my favorite Big Apple establishments: the best ramen in the city (I will gladly debate you on this if you think it’s Ippudo NY), Brooklyn-made dog treats for my little guy, and a Chelsea-based workout that isn’t completely horrific.
I hope the video encourages you to try my picks if you haven’t already. You might even see me there.
Hopefully I won’t be wearing my “going out” camisole.
Stay tuned for our San Fran, Los Angeles, and Chicago editors’ videos of local favorites, coming soon.
When it comes to being festive on October 31, we’ve all stretched out a cotton ball and called it a cobweb.
This Halloween, do something more inspired but just as kid friendly and simple: In today’s video, we show you how to make black roses out of crepe paper, felt bats, and shimmery spiderwebs. Your little ones can help with all three (anything to take their minds off the candy pile).
You might need to hit up the craft store for a few items; otherwise, no one project takes more than fifteen or twenty minutes from start to finish.
And they all beat lollipop ghosts every time.
For more fun, make costumes from makeup you already own.
When we throw a party, there’s a Paperless Post sent weeks in advance, five grocery store runs, and at least seven freak-outs about who’s going to come.
When blogger/woman about town Susan MacTavish Best hosts a shindig, she sends a casual email the day before, gets a few oysters, and the who’s who of San Fran digerati show up.
In today’s video, which we shot an hour before one of her legendary throwdowns, we tour Best’s Pacific Heights home. From her antiques and art collections to her out-of-a-dream spaniel, the place is envy inducing. Her kitchen alone is worth the watch.
Consider this your invitation.
For more information about Best, go to livingmactavish.com. For more home porn, check out Vena Cava co-designer Lisa Mayock’s Williamsburg apartment, Lela Rose’s Tribeca mansion, and Heidi Merrick’s Silver Lake bungalow.
Technology has given us, among other things, the ability to know everything about the people we want to date before we even meet them. (He took shots on a trip to Cancun in 2006 with that girl?!)
So it’s no shocker that it complicates the relationships that ensue. In today’s Ask the Office Guy video, we enlisted Yahoo’s Primetime in No Time host and former Road Rules contestant Theo Von to break down a few digi issues.
From an NYC boyfriend who checks his Instagram compulsively to a guy in Chicago who wants to exchange email passwords, tricky situations are Von’s specialty.
We guarantee you’ll do an Internet search for him afterward.
To see Von on a regular basis (almost like you’re going steady), go to tv.yahoo.com. Follow Von on Twitter at @theovon. Got a question for the next Office Guy? Email email@example.com.
Every time our kids put ink to paper, it’s hard to resist framing it. (“Yes, it’s a squiggle, but it kind of looks like an L, and she’ll never be a year and eight months again.”)
In today’s video, we have an art project you and your littles can do together — and loving the result won’t make you seem the least bit crazy.
You draw the outline of a tree; they supply the fingerprints (fall colors work best). You can stop there or you can write in family names to emphasize your sprout’s roots.
You know, if you’re the sentimental type.
Want more parenting tricks of the trade? Learn to get out of a PB&J rut or use cupcake wrappers in six unexpected ways.
Not to brag, but we touched clothing that Leonardo DiCaprio wore. How? For our recent Fashion in Film event, The Great Gatsby’s wardrobe/production designer Catherine Martin let us borrow and display three costumes from the film.
The setup, which took about eight hours, is condensed to less than a minute in this time-lapse video. The costumes, from left to right, were worn by Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and DiCaprio in the scene where Gatsby greets Daisy at Nick’s home.
If you look closely you can see our interview with the Oscar-winning designer (you can’t miss her blond hair) toward the end.
To see more of Martin, check out our retrospective of her work.
Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy
If we won an Academy Award, we’d put it on a chain and wear it as a necklace (back problems, be damned).
Want to know where costume/production designer Catherine Martin and her husband, director Baz Luhrmann, keep their awards? Watch today’s installment of 5 Questions with SuChin Pak.
Pak sat down with Martin (who does the costumes for Luhrmann’s films) at our Fashion in Film event in New York last week. She talked about her process, working with her husband, and her biggest indulgence.
In the background, you can see outfits that Martin (who’s wearing Prada, BTW) put together for Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan for The Great Gatsby.
Talk about something to show off.
To know more about your favorite stars, check out our 5 Questions with actors Miles Teller, Greta Gerwig, and Anna Chlumsky (who looked beautiful at the Emmys Sunday night).
Whether we’ve recently been dumped, had a long day at work, or are just in a crappy mood, we all need an emergency empowerment jam.
The givens: “Single Ladies,” by Bey; “Girl on Fire,” by Alicia; and now — tuning into the indie station — “Renaissance Girls,” by Oh Land.
Get familiar with the song in today’s video. The Denmark-born, Brooklyn-based musician, whose real name is Nanna Øland Fabricius, performed the soon-to-be hit on our back couches with only her pipes and a toy piano.
If you like what you hear (you will), get her new album, Wish Bone (out September 24), and hit up her concerts tonight or next Tuesday. Why?
Because you’re a rock star.
See Oh Land tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th Street, between Kent and Wythe Avenues, Williamsburg (musichallofwilliamsburg.com); doors, 8 p.m.; tickets ($20) at ticketmaster.com; and Tuesday at Gramercy Theatre, 127 East 23rd Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues (212-614-6932 or thegramercytheatre.com); doors, 7 p.m.; tickets ($20) at livenation.com. Download Wish Bone at itunes.com, $10. To get to know Oh Land, follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
Where does top NYC stylist Ivy Holland see herself in ten years? Trick question: She doesn’t want to — and she’ll smash every mirror in her house if it comes to that.
Sound like someone you want to know (or pretend to know)? Watch our new short film Ivy Holland: By My Selfie, by writer/director Matt Lenski.
Sadly, or maybe happily, it’s a work of fiction. But we can guarantee actress Alex Butler (co-writer) gets the obsessive selfie-taking type just right.
But please don’t say it takes one to know one.
Don’t move a muscle. Okay, except for the finger you need to move your mouse to watch our short documentary Chasing Tommy Ton.
If you don’t know Jak & Jil (the blog, not the nursery rhyme), you’ve probably been hiding under an unfashionable rock since 2005. Tommy Ton, the site’s founder, is one of the original street style photographers.
His taste and pictures are instantly recognizable. But here’s the weird thing: Until we partnered with Tribeca Enterprises to make this documentary, we couldn’t have picked him out of a lineup. That’s why we’re thrilled to present our first short documentary, Chasing Tommy Ton.
In the film, we turn the camera around on Ton to reveal his day-to-day life, from what he looks for in a subject to why he loves his job. The craziest part? Director Christina Voros and her team shot it entirely in the last month, mostly during Fashion Week.
Like Tommy Ton, we like gratification in a flash.
If you think you don’t like eggplant, you will now (our editor is living proof). And if you already sing its praises, get ready to freak out over chef Einat Admony’s simple recipe.
Admony grew up on the dish and swears it tastes as good (and maybe even better) after a few days in the fridge.
To buy Admony’s new cookbook, Balaboosta, go to amazon.com, $18. Then watch how she prepares a homemade Kit Kat.
This is going to be a bold claim, but we found the Harry Potter of cookbooks.
It’s called Balaboosta, and its Israeli-inspired recipes are universal crowd-pleasers. What’s even better: They’re almost all YA-level easy.
In today’s videos, we got the resident Rowling, Einat Admony (behind NYC’s Balaboosta and Taim restaurants), to show us how to make two of her recipes: homemade Kit Kat (above, and better than the real thing) and chilled eggplant salad.
One bite of either and you won’t put the book down until you’ve made everything in it.
We just hope there are at least six (seven?) sequels.
Balaboosta is available at amazon.com, $18. For more kitchen goodness, check out our videos on donuts, ginger cookies, and frozen peanut butter pops.