There are celebs, and there are celebs.
In today’s video, we meet up with our favorite member of the latter: Uggie, a.k.a. star of The Artist, who takes time out of his busy A-lister schedule to show us how to do everything.
From spicing up your marriage to avoiding your landlord, he’s been there, done that. For further proof, check out his eponymous new autobiography (that’s right), Uggie.
And to answer your questions: Is he humble despite his millions? Yes. Is he shorter in person? Maybe just a little. Is he really a toddler dressed in a canine costume?
We didn’t get that kind of access.
Love: Ain’t it grand? Except when it’s not — and you have to stay in bed, because small things (minivan commercials, the store being out of Cool Ranch Doritos, happy couples) make you sob.
To help us remember when it was all cupids and hearts, we enlisted the help of some children, all 5 to 8 years old. We asked them about everything from whom they love (and if they have boyfriends/girlfriends) to how to mend a broken heart.
One little girl, who was initially shy, boldly proclaimed she’d recently seen her parents kissing — on the lips. Another said she doesn’t want to get married unless it’s to her little brother.
In life, there are a few things everyone can agree are awesome: Harry Potter. Mac ’n’ cheese. Puppies. And Regina Spektor.
So the release of the latter’s amazing new CD/DVD Live in London was the perfect excuse to meet her — and find out what she’s really like. With video camera in tow, we asked her about everything from karaoke to movies she’s embarrassed she hasn’t seen.
As for the album, we’ll go ahead and say if you’ve never been to one of her concerts (and seen her perform songs like “Fidelity,” “Us,” and “Eet”), it’s almost just as great.
We’re sure your holiday gift recipients will feel the same.
To buy Live in London, go to reginaspektor.com. While you’re waiting for it to arrive, watch our exclusive video of Spektor performing her hit song “On the Radio” (filmed at The Greene Space at WNYC).
Still on the fence about buying Regina Spektor’s new CD/DVD, Live in London? To get a taste of what she’s like in concert, check out this exclusive performance of “On the Radio” she did for us at The Greene Space at WNYC. Even if you’ve heard the song a hundred times, our video’s still pretty mesmerizing.
It’s the day before Thanksgiving and our brains are stuffing. And turkey, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, candied yams, honey baked ham … well, you get the point.
But we know this holiday’s not just about food but also about gratitude. So on a beautiful day last week, we walked around New York and asked people what they’ll be thankful for tomorrow. We were incredibly touched by everyone’s answers — and hope you will be, too.
And while we’re at it: Thank you so, so much, readers, for another wonderful year. Happy holidays.
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Modestly speaking, you were a big shot in high school: Latin club president, lacrosse captain, mathlete, and, oh, prom queen.
Yet none of it could’ve fully prepared you for owning a small business.
But the DailyCandy Academy can — and did for the winners of our inaugural Start Small, Go Big Contest, sponsored by InkSM from Chase.
In today’s video, see what the one-day crash course in entrepreneurship entailed (including mentoring from industry titans like designer Isaac Mizrahi and chef Marcus Samuelsson) and meet the three fledgling business owners (narrowed from 3,000+ entries with 40,000 votes).
We hope it inspires you to enter next summer for a chance to attend. Did we mention each winner received a check for $10,000?
That gets an A+ in our book.
For more information, go to dailycandy.com/startsmallgobig. Want to keep watching? Check out footage from our star-studded 10th Anniversary party.
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It’s no secret. We like to party. A lot.
So to celebrate our 10th Anniversary (yay!) in October, we decided to throw one of the biggest shindigs in DailyCandy history. The venue: Gansevoort Park in New York. The attendees: our smartest and most innovative friends from fashion, food, media, and tech industries.
Thank you for an amazing decade.
We all know how enticing Ricky’s is this time of year, with the werewolf guy handing out flyers and people walking around wearing hot pink Elvis wigs.
But why buy when you can DIY? Here are sixteen great last-minute costume ideas — all presented in less than 90 seconds in today’s video — that won’t require you to elbow through a crowded shop.
We’ve got so many memes and utter randomness, you might think we’re crazy. But if fully embracing October 31 is wrong, we don’t want to be right.
Hope we don’t scare you too much.
For more detailed instructions, check out our gallery. Still not sure what you want to be? Here’s last year’s Halloween video. And if you’ve got little ones, check out our favorite children’s costumes.
Your guests are due in ten, and you’re shoving a fistful of wilty deli flowers into a vase.
Those bodega blooms have more potential than you might think. In today’s video, renowned artist/floral designer Katsuya Nishimori — formerly of Takashimaya Floral and cofounder of the recently opened Florisity in the Flatiron — has tips for making a beautiful French-inspired arrangement for less than $25. Really, you’ll be amazed how good a deli bouquet can look.
Of course, we can’t discount the pros of going to a florist (more variety, bigger blooms, longer flower life, and the magic touch). But if you can fool one or two people in the meantime, consider it a success.
Florisity, 1 West 19th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues (212-366-0891 or florisity.com). If this puts a bloom in your bonnet, go to one of Florisity’s beginner’s classes on November 3 or 10, 6-8 p.m., $225.
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Songs you want to keep on repeat are easy to find. Entire albums you can’t stop listening to are another matter altogether.
Disconnect from Desire, the sophomore LP from indie electronic band School of Seven Bells, falls into category B. Twin sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza and bandmate Benjamin Curtis have amazing pipes and lyrics that hypnotize.
In today’s video, we hang out with the trio at a peacefully deserted urban escape (a dock along the East River in Brooklyn) as they perform a stripped-down version of our favorite song, “Windstorm.”
Their acoustic set is so mesmerizing, we start to see double (oh, wait).
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