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What happens when you mix absinthe, vermouth, rye, and bitters? Trouble, that’s what. But also the 1920s cocktail created by bartenders at The Flatiron Room, the new music lounge and bar stocked with more than 500 types of whiskey. See how to make it in this video starring bartender Nick Patton.
The Flatiron Room, 37 West 26th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues (212-725-3860 or theflatironroom.com).
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.
When we were told a simple yoga pose could give us an instant happiness/energy boost, we signed up immediately (heck, why not?). Now it’s our go-to when we need a little lift (especially when we get home from work). All it takes is a few towels and a flat surface.
Want more? Check out our videos involving a DIY tennis ball foot massage, guided meditation, and healthy grocery shopping tips. For information about Dr. Frank Lipman, go to elevenelevenwellness.com.
Sometimes you just need a breather. Get the most out of it through guided meditation, as directed by Dr. Frank Lipman (even his accent is soothing). We recommend you watch our video through once to get the idea, and then play it again with your eyes closed. Just listen to get the full benefit.
Want more? Check out our videos involving a DIY tennis ball foot massage, an energizing yoga pose, and healthy grocery shopping tips. For information about Dr. Frank Lipman, go to elevenelevenwellness.com.
Nothing gets us in the holiday spirit like spiked eggnog (enough down the hatch and we’ll believe in Santa again).
So, our gift to you: recipes for two simple-as-they-are-delicious nogs. Helping us out is Michael Cirino, handsome co-founder of NYC-based dinner party extraordinaires A Razor, a Shiny Knife.
The drinks are easily made in individual servings — which Cirino demos in the video — or big batches for a party. Just keep the ratios the same and your guests will be ho-ho-hoing in no time.
Though if you see an overweight bearded man come down your chimney, we still suggest calling 911.
Thirsty for more? Watch Cirino make an absinthe cocktail that’ll get the party started. For more information about A Razor, a Shiny Knife, go to arazorashinyknife.com.
If you want to start a party — fast — an absinthe cocktail is just the ticket. (Who knew it was even legal, much less so tasty?)
In this video, Michael Cirino, co-founder of NYC-based dinner partiers A Razor, a Shiny Knife, walks us through the recipe for a Green Beast (as coined by the Pernod mixologist who invented it). All it takes is a tiny bit of the green liquor, simple syrup, lime juice, and water.
Just be careful: It’s dangerously delicious.
For more information on A Razor, a Shiny Knife, go to arazorashinyknife.com.
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Shop the latest trends from more than 300 of the hottest designers, including Chloé, Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Stella McCartney and many more. With an abundance of divine dresses, sensational shoes, exquisite jewelry, fabulous bags and gift cards, NET-A-PORTER.COM’s holiday gift finder is a style maven’s Christmas wish list come true.
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Welcome to a wardrobe wonderland.
Shop the holiday gift finder online at net-a-porter.com/gifts.
How were you supposed to know the handsome man standing by the punch all night was the CEO’s son — and a senior in college? Great. In this Ask the Office Guy, Dan has tips for saving face after a particularly messy holiday party.
Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: x-ray delta one / Flickr
You perfected messy side buns, around-the-head braids, and sleek chignons. Then you got a haircut and could barely muster a ponytail.
Don’t fret. In today’s video, hair genius Adrienne Saczko of The Drawing Room New York demos a beautiful, easy updo for chin-to-shoulder-length locks. All you need is a curling iron (or hot rollers, if that’s easier), hairspray, bobby pins, and your own two hands.
Once you get the style down, feel free to tighten with more pins (or loosen with fewer) and adorn it with your own accessories.
Preferably not mistletoe.
Want more ideas? Check out our gallery of nine easy holiday hairdos. For more information on The Drawing Room New York, go to thedrawingroomny.com.
We know it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but between handsy co-workers at the office party and your sister’s new BF slurping gravy at dinner, it’s also the most awkward.
Our token male editor/advice dispenser, Dan, is here to help. This year, he’s tackled holiday-related situations aplenty: Is it a turnoff to have seven gifts under your tree for your dog (above)? Is it creepy to hang mistletoe in every doorway? Should you buy a present for the guy you just started dating? And what do you do if you hate the gift from your boyfriend?
If none of these apply, Dan’s got evergreen words of wisdom on everything from great third-date scenarios to Spanx. His advice on postdate texting proved especially useful.
We expect the demand for WWDD bracelets to soar.
Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at email@example.com. For more great advice, check out our gallery of quick fixes for party fouls.
Photo: pensacolawinterfest / Flickr
It’s sweet that he got you something. But a DustBuster and some refrigerator magnets? Really? In this Ask the Office Guy, Dan explains the protocol for receiving a gift you hate from your significant other.
Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you start dating a guy around the holidays, the question is bound to arise: Do you buy him a present — or is that weird? In this Ask the Office Guy, Dan gives you his own invaluable gift: advice on the matter at hand.
Photo: Aaron Jacobs / Flickr
You know what could really spoil your NYE celebration? Accidentally hitting someone in the face with the cork as you open a bottle of bubbly.
Don’t spend your first hours of 2011 in an ER. Instead, watch our video tutorial starring Patrick Watson, owner of Brooklyn Wine Exchange in New York. We estimate he’s popped at least 10,000 corks in his lifetime.
And we’ll drink to that. Happy New Year!
For more imbibing tips and tricks, watch our videos on drinking wine like a pro, decanting it, and opening it without getting cork in the bottle.
Photo: E_calamar / Flickr
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.
To buy Live in London, go to reginaspektor.com. While you’re waiting for it to arrive, watch our interview with the artist herself.
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.
Music: Pilot Touhill
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.
Music: Fum Fum Fyes
You’re throwing a party, and your crush is coming. The only logical plan: Cover the entire house in mistletoe. Or … don’t? In this Ask the Office Guy, Dan shares his good tidings on the matter.
Photo: Steve.willis / Flickr
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.
It’s inevitable: You’re going to a holiday party and a zit as big as a tree ornament pops up. Oh, an ex you haven’t seen in five years will be there? Naturally.
We’ve got you covered. In today’s video, makeup artist Merrell Smith of Space NK shows you her simple technique for concealing blemishes. As a bonus she also demonstrates how to get rid of pesky dark areas around the eyes.
Smith’s tips are now an indispensable part of our daily routine. Our only regret is that we didn’t have these videos fifteen years ago.
For more information on Smith, go to merrellsmith.com. Products used in the video include Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage (concealer) and a concealer brush. For store locations, go to spacenk.com.
Tune in tonight for the thrilling finale of Top Chef: Just Desserts as editor-at-large Dannielle Kyrillos and fellow judges proclaim a winner. And check out these holiday recipes from dessert masters like TCJD contestants Eric Wolitzky and Zac Young.
We’re not sure why people think it’s okay to say, “Aw, you look tired.” They may as well say, “Wow, you look like crap.” Gee, thanks.
Keep awkward comments at bay by learning to cover up those sleep-deprived dead ringers: dark under-eye circles. Makeup artist Merrell Smith shows you her technique in this video.
Find out more about Smith online at merrellsmith.com. Products used in the video include By Terry Touche Veloutee (under-eye concealer) and Laura Mercier Eye Basics (eye primer). For store locations, go to spacenk.com.