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You think it’s easy dozing most of the day, begging for biscuits, nipping at your heels, and barking at squirrels?
Okay, it is. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want a massage, like the one certified animal masseuse Pam Holt gives to our L.A. editor’s best friend, Agnes, in today’s video.
All it takes is a little kneading and gentle stretching on your part to give me improved flexibility, energy, and overall happiness. Plus, it’ll help my anxiety. (I know I sometimes get a little cray cray when you leave.)
Also, can I have a treat? Please and thanks.
Spartacus Brownie Von Lickety Jones Jr.
P.S. I accidentally humped the cat yesterday. For more information about Pam Holt and dog massage, go to buddhadog.com.
You know those people in the world who seem to never have bad hair days? Birchbox co-founder Katia Beauchamp is one of them. In this video, she shows us how to do a cool twist-around side-bun updo using just dry shampoo, a teasing brush, elastic, and some pins.
To subscribe to Birchbox or buy any of the products mentioned in the video, go to birchbox.com.
Romance. Excitement. Celebrities. Celebration. Anything is possible.
Enter for the chance to have an Ultimate Date Night from the film New Year’s Eve. The winner receives two tickets to the movie and a dinner on the town, plus a Tory Burch clutch to complete your date night outfit.
Watch Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, and the rest of the all-star cast in a film about the holiday’s unlimited possibilities.
Tip: You don’t want to spend such an extraordinary evening with just anyone, so choose your plus-one wisely.In theaters December 9. Watch the trailer and visit The Sweet Shop to enter for the chance to win the Ultimate Date Night Sweeps.
A good test of a band’s worth? Bring its members to your office, get them to play an acoustic set next to your boss’s desk without proper notice, and see if you get fired.
At least that’s what accidentally happened with NY-based rock and rollers Lily & the Parlour Tricks last week at DailyCandy. And as soon as they started playing, even our most serious computer-starers ditched the Internet and ran over to bop along.
For proof of the band’s draw, watch today’s video, in which they play “The Poison Song” from their eponymous EP. As a bonus, they gave us their rendition of “White Christmas” to get us in the holiday spirit.
The six-person group channels an old-timey vibe that makes us want to dance in a billowing skirt while slinging back the hard stuff.
Which might’ve accidentally happened after the performance.
To buy Lily & the Parlour Tricks’s debut EP, go to itunes.com. Hear them live December 14 at The Bowery Electric. For more ear candy, check out our videos with Freelance Whales, Eliza Doolittle, Karen Elson, and Regina Spektor.
If you live in New York (like a lot of our staffers do), you know a “white Christmas” really means a “dark gray slush Christmas.” But that won’t stop us from dreaming, especially when NYC-based band Lily & the Parlour Tricks plays the old Bing Crosby song on our office couch.
To buy Lily & the Parlour Tricks’s debut EP, go to itunes.com.
Foundation shouldn’t shield your true beauty; it should enhance it.
That’s why Bare Escentuals is committed to making products that look and feel real — like bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation.
The five-ingredient formula provides all the coverage you need without sacrificing a natural appearance. Despite its powdery texture, bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation applies like a cream and is clinically proven to improve skin over time.
Tune in to the step-by-step application video — featuring one of DailyCandy’s very own — and pop into a Bare Escentuals boutique. Then go to The Sweet Shop, where you can enter to win the famous SPF 15 Foundation and show the world your effortlessly lovely face.
Watch the video here and learn more online at bareescentuals.com.
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Too dangerous. Jack Frost nipping at your nose? No, sir. We’d rather get in the holiday spirit with The Meatball Shop’s recipe for ginger cookies, as demo’ed by chef Michael Chernow.
Get the recipe. The Meatball Shop Cookbook is available online at amazon.com, $28.
We like to think we’re mature enough to resist an obvious double entendre when it presents itself.
But when talking about the new cookbook from the guys behind New York’s popular Meatball Shop restaurants, we seized the opportunity by the balls. The meatballs, to be exact.
For today’s videos, we asked chefs Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow to make three simple recipes from The Meatball Shop Cookbook, all perfect for holiday feasting: Gobble Gobble turkey meatballs (above), kabocha squash salad, and ginger cookies.
They also demo’ed a great-for-wintry-nights port toddy that’s not in the book — we just felt like drinking during the shoot. A ballsy move? Perhaps.
At least one of the chefs isn’t a Schweddy. Get the meatballs recipe. The Meatball Shop Cookbook is available online at amazon.com, $28.
Thanks to this recipe, we’re starting a campaign to make kabocha the new acorn or butternut. It’s just as delicious, you don’t have to peel it, and it’s chef Daniel Holzman’s favorite. We think it squashes the competition (sorry, couldn’t resist).
Get the recipe. Buy The Meatball Shop Cookbook online at amazon.com, $28.
Sometimes, on a cold winter’s night, you need something to warm you up. Sometimes, on that same night, you’re stuck at a holiday dinner next to your aunt who asks fourteen times why you aren’t married. Here’s a drink from chef Michael Chernow to help you get through.
You may think perfect Christmas is the most underrated oxymoron out there. Whether it’s the wonky tree lights, the overdone ham, or the aunties who spat, something always manages to wrinkle the plan, right?
Once your daughter has watched the all-new BarbieTM DVD (and displayed her free-with-purchase BarbieTM merch from select retailers), she’ll be the first to tell you otherwise.
A snowstorm diverts the New York-bound holiday flight of BarbieTM and her three sisters, stranding the girls in a remote town called Tannenbaum. Needless to say, their initial reaction is glum.
But the clan opts to make the best of it, embracing new friends and experiences and holding to what’s really important at Christmas: the joy of being together.
Your daughter clearly gets her rosy outlook on life from you.
Learn more about A Perfect Christmas online at barbie.com/perfectchristmas and purchase the DVD at select retailers to receive free BarbieTM merchandise.
It’s a simple truth: If you were always the cool, popular kid (especially in middle school), you’re probably a boring adult.
So though we’re not exactly glad Mindy Kaling, a.k.a. The Office’s Kelly Kapoor, was chubby, deathly afraid of bicycles, and preferred her parents to children her own age for most of her youth, for the sake of her LOL-inducing new book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (out Tuesday), we wouldn’t have it any other way.
In today’s video, editor Lauren Lumsden sat down with Kaling at her L.A. home to talk about the book, from why she wrote it to who would play her in the movie version. While there, we also got a tour of her awe-inspiring closet (Cinderella Miu Mius, anyone?).
All the cool kids will be jealous.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? is available for preorder online at amazon.com, $16.
Of the many perks of being a celebrity, a closet that’s bigger than most of our bedrooms is pretty high up there. So when Mindy Kaling offered to show us hers, we twirled at the chance.
In this video, the talented Kaling pulls out a few of her favorite pieces — from glittery Miu Mius to the hoodie she likes to write in — and tells us a little bit about each.
Mindy Kaling’s book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, is available online at amazon.com, $16.
Music: Danielle Duval
You’re about to fall hard — in more ways than one.
Come Friday, Like Crazy opens in select theaters. Prepare to swoon over: 1. the modern romance that won the 2011 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture and Special Jury Prize for Best Actress; and 2. Felicity Jones, your new style muse.
Right now you can enter to win a pair of Brian Atwood pumps and pay homage. Wear ’em on date night to see why Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers deems the movie a “crazily inventive and totally irresistible tale of first love that makes the familiar seem bittersweet and heart-stoppingly new.”
It’s love at first sight — twice over.
See Like Crazy Friday in L.A. at Landmark, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard; or Arclight Hollywood, 6360 West Sunset Boulevard. See it in NYC at Regal Union Square, 850 Broadway; or AMC Lincoln Square, 1998 Broadway. Purchase tickets and watch the trailer online at likecrazy.com. Enter to win Jones’s style at likecrazy.com/sweeps.
For those who have done Las Vegas right, this should be a no-brainer.
What-happens-here-stays-here moments belong:
a) on Facebookb) on Twitterc) on Tumblrd) none of the above
Of course you picked the correct answer: d(uh). But it should come as no surprise that a new breed of oversharers consistently gets it wrong.
They must be stopped.
After all, though it’s A-okay for your newest friend, Grandma, to sneak a peek at your lovely five-course dinner, you don’t want her to catch you BLEEPing, do you?
That’s where the Know the Code oath comes in: Acknowledge your willingness to protect those top-tier Vegas moments from the Internet (i.e., no posting, tagging, tweeting, or blabbering) and commit to reporting its violators, whom you’ll be able to label as such via social media.
They’ll thank you someday.
Sign the oath and learn more online at visitlasvegas.com/knowthecode.
When it comes to online dating, we’ve heard some doozies: He lied about his height — by five inches. He wore Velcro shoes and transition lenses. When he arrived he said, “Which one are you again?”
But one success would make it all worthwhile. So for today’s video, we enlisted the help of Patti Stanger, a.k.a. the Millionaire Matchmaker, to critique our editor Karen’s Match.com profile and answer a few common questions.
Stanger’s known for her tough love, so her advice wasn’t always pretty (at one point, she told Karen her profile sounded like Lindsay Lohan). But her assertion that a guy who “says he has three jobs — actor/author/waiter — is actually unemployed” might just prove useful down the road.
Unlike the guy who accidentally texted a photo of his man business after the date. (True story.)
Want more? In our Ask the Office Guy videos, our token male editor has flirting tips, thoughts on what to order on the first date, and an opinion on how many postdate texts make you seem crazy. The Millionaire Matchmaker airs Thursdays, at 9 p.m., on Bravo.
Dance Moms alone is proof that fact beats fiction. But for real, unedited tales of weird behavior, just ask an NYC cab driver about his average shift.
For today’s video, we did exactly that — and beyond the usual “People have had sex where you’re sitting” anecdotes, the stories were delightful. Among other insights, we found out what grates on their nerves, who leaves the best tips (including one celeb), and why they like their work.
The video is part of our new, ongoing NYC series “On the Job,” in which we ask local service professionals to sound off about the interesting things they experience. The idea came after we asked bartenders for dating advice and realized those guys were troves of info.
Which is way more than we can say about Bachelor Pad.
Sometimes you don’t need to put a face with a name. Cases in point: Charlie Townsend, Dr. Claw, and Wilson from Home Improvement.
But when it comes to the DailyCandy staff, we’re not always content being blocked by a tall fence. Which is why we’re proud to announce the hiring of our new on-air correspondent, SuChin Pak.
She was a natural choice: In addition to being a news reporter at MTV since 2001, she’s the founder of New York’s beloved alfresco small biz bazaar, Hester Street Fair. Her duties? Be our woman about town and on TV.
In today’s video, we captured Pak’s grueling interview process. Hard-hitting topics included who she’d be on Mad Men and if she likes clowns. We also closely examined her head shots.
We’re sure you’ll agree she puts the best face forward.
Singing. Brainstorming. Luxuriating.
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At this point, New York Fashion Week’s a blur of bright colors, front-row CW stars, and FiberOne bars (they’re being given out by the dozens).
Since it’ll be months until the styles show up in stores, we decided to focus on something we can have right now: the beauty trends originating backstage.
For today’s videos, we went behind the scenes to get tips and inspiration for a few of our favorite looks: ’60s era hair (above) and nails at Erin Fetherston, suntan-inspired makeup at Timo Weiland, and the return of big hair at Rebecca Minkoff.
While there, we had a little fun and asked Lincoln Center bystanders to show us their best Blue Steel. (We questioned the models, too, but they were too young to know Zoolander.)
After all, there’s more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking.
Want to know what to wear now? Check out some of our favorite fall trends: polka dots, animal silhouettes, and winter white.