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So the Play Tennis Every Week Resolution of 2010 didn’t pan out. Put those lonely balls to good use with a DIY foot massage that will improve your flexibility and balance in just two minutes. It’s so discreet you can do it under your desk at work. No one will be the wiser.
Want more? Check out our videos involving a restorative yoga pose, guided meditation, and healthy grocery shopping tips. For information about Dr. Frank Lipman, go to elevenelevenwellness.com.
In the second installment of our new weekly series, SuChin Pak dishes about three gifts you should buy for yourself (or someone else, if that’s your thing) on Valentine’s Day.
For more of Pak’s obsessions, check out her favorite videos on our YouTube channel. To purchase the items for this week, go to estatejewelsbygr.com, printstagr.am, and macaronparlour.com.
Since it’s almost V-Day, we have a confession: We’ve had a crush on model Coco Rocha ever since she did an Irish jig down the catwalk at John Paul Gaultier in 2007.
Now that the 24-year-old is a mentor (alongside Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova) on Oxygen’s new model competition show, The Face, we thought it time to act. She’s the subject of our first-ever Five Questions with SuChin Pak video series.
From her first kiss (the answer to which will shock you) to what she’d be doing if she weren’t modeling, Rocha gets deep for our chief correspondent. And, yes, she’s as pretty and porcelain looking in person as on TV.
Our feelings only grow stronger.
The Face premieres tomorrow night at 9 p.m. EST. For more information, go to the-face.oxygen.com. Want more Pak? Here are her current obsessions.
Love: You can take it or leave it.
But a good pie? Consider it taken. Which is why today’s In the Kitchen video will tug on even the blackest heartstrings: a Valentine’s Day recipe from Bang Bang Pie Shop.
Inside the cozy Logan Square storefront, head baker Megan Miller whips up the kinds of delicacies dreams are made of. Her chocolate-raspberry pie is easy enough to replicate at home.
With just seven ingredients — most of which you have in your pantry — it’s nearly foolproof. We suggest picking up a ball of Bang Bang’s butter-flecked dough for top-notch results (it’s for sale at the shop).
Serve it to someone special. Then eat your heart out.
Bang Bang Pie Shop, 2051 North California Avenue, at McLean Avenue (773-276-8888 or bangbangpies.com).
We know a girl whose best friend’s cousin’s dog’s previous owner’s sister is a backup dancer for Beyoncé. So, basically, it’s like we know Beyoncé.
A better way to feel the connection? Try the queen’s favorite hairstyle: a glammed-up deep side part with curls (which she wore at the inauguration and halftime show press conference).
Stylist Jennipher Van Bogart at Woodley & Bunny showed our editor how to do it in just a few easy steps; all you need is root lift product, a curling iron, clips, and hair spray.
It’s your destiny, child.
For more information or to buy any of the products used in the video, go to woodleyandbunny.com.
Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy
Our woman about town, SuChin Pak, likes things. Lots of things. And in this new series, she’s showcasing three of them each week. They could range from a YouTube video on foot massage (that’s right) to her favorite outfit at that moment. Check back every Tuesday for a new video.
To check out Pak’s picks, go to the-gypsy-wagon.com, coyuchi.com, and youtube.com.
Usually, when we film an In the Kitchen video, the purpose is to teach viewers to re-create a recipe.
But during our shoot with Eddie Huang, chef at Baohaus in Manhattan, five minutes into making his pork bao he said, “Honestly, people can’t do this. If you want to do that, try Momofuku.”
Which sums up what drew us to Huang in the first place: His memoir, Fresh Off the Boat, out now. Huang, whose parents are Taiwanese, grew up in Orlando, moved to NYC, and became a lawyer, a hustler, a stand-up, and a restaurateur.
The book’s appeal is Huang’s honest, funny description of his experience growing up Asian-American, and finding both solace and strife in his Chinese heritage. We promise it’s like nothing you’ve ever read.
Like his baos, he’s inimitable.
Fresh Off the Boat is available at amazon.com, $14.
Ahoy, little buccaneers. It’s time again to scour Pinterest for a DIY Valentine’s Day idea your whole crew will treasure.
Or ye could just steal ours.
’Tis simple enough to make. Scissors, felt, elastic, card stock, and an adult-assisted hot glue gun are all you need.
A snip here. A snip there. In a blink of your one eye, ye’ll have love patches to deliver to all your (class)mateys.
Find more ways to say “I heart you” with cupcake wrappers and a frozen scavenger hunt.
In this video, GlossyBox CEO Susan Naci highlights her favorite things from our special, limited-edition box — from black eyeliner that doesn’t pull your lid off when you put it on to a silky bronzer from France.
To buy the GlossyBox, go to dailycandy.com/collaborations.
We like it when people are literal — as in “She literally took the cake.” That’s why we love the earrings that California-based Melissa Joy Manning made for our Designer Collaborations: She took our very own swirl and turned it into jewelry. In this video, DailyCandy correspondent SuChin Pak talks with Manning about her process.
To buy the earrings, go to dailycandy.com/collaborations.
Without further ado, we present DailyCandy Collaborations, a collection of limited-edition must-haves created by some of the designers and artists we love most. In this video, chief correspondent SuChin Pak shows off the goods.
For more information and to buy what you saw, go to dailycandy.com/collaborations.
You know in Center Stage when Jody likes Cooper, but Cooper’s all, “Ew, girl, get away,” and Charlie’s like, “Hey, I’m here, and I’m hot, too”?
We wouldn’t mind being part of a love triangle like that. The first step: looking the part. We asked Andie Hecker, former professional dancer with NYC Ballet and founder of Ballet Bodies in L.A., to demo the moves.
In today’s three videos, she shows (rhythmically challenged) editor Lauren Lumsden how to get svelte arms (above), tone her butt and thighs with high kicks, and do a full-body cardio workout — your calves will hurt for days.
And you’ll surely be riding a motorcycle on stage in no time.
For more information on Ballet Bodies, go to balletbodies.com. Want to keep working out? Here are dozens of ways to show the lingering holiday blub who’s boss.
We like everything to have a little kick to it. So why not our fitness routine? In this video, Andie Hecker of Ballet Bodies in L.A. shows our editor how to tone her thighs and butt with a series of high kicks. Feel free to laugh at her kicks compared to Hecker’s.
For more information on Ballet Bodies, go to balletbodies.com.
There’s a reason dancers have calves of steel: frequent and constant jumping. In this video, Andie Hecker, founder of Ballet Bodies in L.A., gives our editor the workout of her life — seriously, she had trouble going up and down steps for a week — with petit allegro (the proper term for tiny jumps).
For more information on Ballet Bodies, go to balletbodies.com.
Your fridge is kind of like a graveyard: smelly and riddled with ghosts of meals past.
Resuscitate it (and your well-being) with today’s video: a peek into plant-based expert Heather Crosby’s fridge.
When not creating healthy recipes for her website, YumUniverse, Crosby can be found planting, sprouting, and engaging in otherwise enviable activities.
What she stores in the old icebox? Plenty of kale and homemade almond milk, to start.
It’s incentive enough to change your habits.
So you can R.I.P.
For more recipes and tips on plant-based nutrition, go to yumuniverse.com. Save up to 50 percent on YumUniverse meal plans at deals.dailycandy.com.
Old Man Winter doesn’t care about popularity; he prefers to sit alone at the lunch table.
Aesthetician Joanna Vargas isn’t fazed by his cold shoulder (pun intended). In today’s Pretty Smart video, she provides five crucial tips for getting rid of and preventing dry, flaky skin.
Use her tried-and-true methods to repair perpetually chapped lips and keep hands from looking twenty years older than the rest of you. She even shares a recipe for an exfoliating sugar scrub you can make in one minute flat.
She’s our nominee for prom queen.
For more information on Vargas, go to joannavargas.com.
Family dinner means treasured conversations, valuable teaching moments, and the dulcet glow of togetherness and love.
Too bad you haven’t actually experienced it since you wore a scrunchie around your wrist.
Fresh Dish acts as a prep cook, helping you get supper from zero to table in 30 minutes flat — so you can sit down and enjoy your meal like a normal family (circa 1955).
The service features recipes like pork chops with mushroom gravy and orzo and oven-roasted salmon with olives, potatoes, and zucchini. Choose your meal, select the number of servings, and Fresh Dish takes care of the rest. It even hooks up DailyCandy readers who purchase one meal with a free one (use code FRESHDAILY).
Once a week, you receive a package with your dinner kit(s) of pre-prepped ingredients (measured and individually packaged) along with an easy-to-follow recipe. That means no planning, grocery shopping, or defrosting — and more time to hear about the epic playground war.
Your family’s fly-by-night meals are history.
DailyCandy readers buy one meal kit and get one free with code FRESHDAILY; go to freshdish.com to learn more. You can also enter to win three months of free meal kits (winner receives two meal kits each month for three months).
This giveaway is limited to people who live in Fresh Dish’s delivery area; go to freshdish.com and click Get Started to see if you live in the delivery area. Those who have made a purchase at Fresh Dish using the DailyCandy promo code will automatically be entered to win and receive five additional entries. Entry is limited to one per person.
You drink green juices and eat kale salads. And then pizza, beer, and Ben & Jerry’s take you out in one fell swoop.
For those days when you don’t eat like a glowing goddess, you need a little extra nutrition. In this Inside Story, we explore the vitamin cabinet of Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise, founders of Sakara Life organic meal delivery service in New York.
Though the ladies maintain vitamins are best absorbed from food, they still recommend a magnesium supplement to calm you down, a natural anti-inflammatory, and a “life-changing” probiotic. Plus, they share a mouthwash they’re newly obsessed with.
Because nobody’s perfect.
For more information on Sakara Life, go to sakaralife.com. To learn where to buy these supplements, check out our flipbook. For more help on your resolutions, watch grocery shopping tips from Dr. Frank Lipman and nutritionist Kimberly Snyder’s fridge tour.
New Year’s Eve is amateur night in the big city.
Which is why we prefer to party with the kids — our kids.
Turn your living room into a family-friendly Times Square with a bright balloon drop. All you need is fishing net (not fishnets), balloons, craft putty, and a crowd of minis who think staying up past 8 p.m. is worth celebrating.
Use the putty to attach the net to the ceiling, fill with the balloons, and when the time is right (whatever time you decide), release the balloons and step back.
This party is about to pop.
Keep the fun going all winter break long with a DIY mask bar and craft center.
There’s no place like home for the holidays. Unless it’s someone else’s massive Manhattan townhouse, replete with a huge Christmas tree and 4-year-old twins singing “Jingle Bells.” (Yeah, we’ll take that.)
It belongs to Candela designer Gabriela Perezutti. In today’s Inside Story, she gives us a tour of the space she shares with husband Austin Hearst and daughters Olivia and Mia.
The house is currently decorated for the season, but evidence of Perezutti’s upbringing on a cattle ranch in Uruguay remains. We especially love the black and white photos of her mom on horseback.
They make us happy in a million ways.
For more information on Candela, go to candelanyc.com.
Your daytime look (terry cloth, mostly) doesn’t jibe with your nighttime holiday-party-hopping schedule.
Match your mood with a makeup how-to from Arch Apothecary’s Betsy Branca. In today’s Pretty Smart video (Chicago’s first!), she’ll take your peepers from sleepy to smoky in mere minutes. It’s easy (we promise).
All you need is a brush, liner, shadow, and mascara — items you likely hoard — and a steady hand. So put down the Stoli. You’ve got prepping to do.
For more information on Arch Apothecary or to buy any of the products mentioned in the video, go to archapothecary.com.