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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).
We know what you’re thinking: Couldn’t we have taught you to do a beehive hairstyle before Halloween?
Sorry, Amy Winehouse wannabes, our version isn’t that extreme — it’s actually cute enough to wear every day (without worrying there might be critters living inside). To show us how, we enlisted the brilliant Michael Angelo from Wonderland Beauty Parlor in Manhattan.
Still think we’re crazy? Then you’re calling bee fans Miuccia Prada, Vera Wang, Scarlett Johansson, and Beyoncé loco, too. Let’s just say we’re proud to be part of that hive mentality.
Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor, 418 West 13th Street, between Ninth Avenue and Washington Street (212-524-2800 or wonderlandbeautyparlor.com).
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Thanksgiving is a time to eat delicious food (gain seven pounds), embrace family (dodge creepy uncles), and toast the previous year’s accomplishments (get drunk). Do new boyfriends have a place in the madness?
In this Ask the Office Guy, Dan shares yet another metaphorical gourd from his cornucopia of relationship wisdom.
Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Nicole Lee / Flickr
Sometimes in life there are desserts so wonderful and decadent we dream and talk about them constantly. Friends, this is one of those moments.
In today’s video, our own editor-at-large and Top Chef: Just Desserts judge Dannielle Kyrillos shares her mom Patti’s tried-and-true recipe for pumpkin pudding — or, as we affectionately call it, pumpkin fluff. Her family ate it every Thanksgiving when Kyrillos was growing up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The best part: It’s inexpensive (no fancy ingredients) and really easy. The total cooking time is about ten minutes if you have everything prepped. Even our editors who can’t boil water aced it.
You can thank us later.
For a printable version of the recipe, click here. Then check out our other editors’ recipes for champagne fruit salad, stuffed artichokes, and mac ’n’ cheese.
To see Kyrillos in action, watch tonight’s Top Chef: Just Desserts as the five remaining chefs do things with sugar you won’t believe. In the meantime, tide yourself over with sweets from our favorite mom-and-pop candy shops.
You do realize women of a certain age can’t have kids, yes? Wow, you’re eating a lot for a lady. BTW, your childhood friend, Jane, just got a job that pays one billion dollars.
If you’re going home for the holidays, chances are you’re going to want an adult beverage or two. Keep it classy with assistant editor Jordan Blumberg’s recipe for champagne fruit salad. All it takes is a little bubbly, fruit, sugar, and minimal cooking skills.
Should take the edge off.
For a printable version of the recipe, click here. Then check out other editors’ recipes for pumpkin pudding, stuffed artichokes, and mac ’n’ cheese.
We won’t lie: Artichokes are intimidating. Forget about how to cook them; how do you even eat them?
To help answer both questions, senior features editor Jeralyn Gerba offers her big Italian family’s treasured stuffed artichokes recipe. The prickly veggies are a mainstay at the Gerba Thanksgiving — and, after we saw how easy and tasty they are, we predict they’ll be at our table, too.
For a printable version of the recipe, click here. Then check out our other editors’ recipes for champagne fruit salad, mac ’n’ cheese, and pumpkin pudding.
We’ll be the first to tell you our market editor Aja Mangum’s mac ’n’ cheese could be a dieter’s downfall. We even thought about not publishing it, so as not to tempt the virtuous.
But for years, Mangum’s family’s been whipping it up for naysayers — from college roommates to Thanksgiving dinner attendees — who’ve all promptly asked for seconds with their tails between their legs. Us included.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
For a printable version of the recipe, click here. Then check out our other editors’ recipes for pumpkin pudding, champagne fruit salad, and stuffed artichokes.
You spent a month waiting for your reservation at the latest farm-to-table spot, then proceeded to feast only upon your phone. Needless to say, it was an unsatisfying meal for everyone.
Before suffering through one more course of CrackBerry, whet your appetite on the new Windows Phone. A liberating alternative to life-napping tech, its smartly designed interface contains Live Tiles that deliver everything you need (Facebook, e-mail, appointments, music, etc.) up front, sans frantic scrolling and searching.
Visit The Sweet Shop to win one, along with other quick fixers, including ballet flats, fashion tape, a scarf, and simple cookbook. Or order it between November 8 and December 31 for a free entertainment pack (a game, 30-day Zune trial with ten free song downloads, and 30-day trial of U-verse Mobile Video), perfect for those rare times when distraction is exactly what you crave.*
Available in New York at 3 Times Square, 31 East 17th Street, 209 West 34th Street, 200 East 86th Street, and 532 Broadway; in Los Angeles at 8471 Beverly Boulevard, 3764 Wilshire Boulevard, 5323 West Centinela Boulevard, 2333 South Sepulveda Boulevard, and 1002 Westwood Boulevard; in San Francisco at 701 Market Street, 3521 20th Avenue, 3555 Geary Boulevard, 2410 Mission Street, and 2135 Union Street; in Atlanta at 50 Barrett Parkway, Marietta; 3431 Lenox Road; 136 Perimeter Center West; 3380 Buford Drive, Buford; 2980 Cobb Parkway; in Seattle at 180 Bellevue Square, Bellevue; 16425 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila; 7537 166th Avenue Northeast, Redmond; 600 Pine Street; 1402 Southeast Everett Mall Way, Everett; online at microsoft.com/windowsphone.
*Entertainment pack offer must be activated by 12/31.
First and second dates are easy: drinks, dinner, getting to know you, getting to know me. By the third, you’ve used up your one-liners and year-abroad stories — it’s time to get creative. In this Ask the Office Guy, Dan reveals his optimum scenario.
Photo: Just.Luc / Flickr
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.
We asked Lauren Lumsden, our chief of Internet sensations, to create a viral video promoting the impending launch of DailyCandy’s latest innovation. We’re not at liberty to share exactly what it is yet, but if you keep checking your DailyCandy e-mail, you’ll find out soon enough.
Not a DailyCandy subscriber? You can join for free right over there. (We’re looking at the sign-up box in the upper right.)
There’s a reason we all love the makeover episode of ANTM: Dramatic hair transformations are so damn fun to watch (tears and all).
So when the clip-in extension pros at Sunny’s Hair promised their strands were simple enough to attach in only a few minutes (no stylist required), we had to investigate. Will the hair look real? And, more importantly, will it really be DIY?
To find out, we asked three DailyCandy staffers to put in the extensions by themselves (after watching the how-tos on Sunny’s site) and captured their trial runs in today’s video.
It’s important to note the extensions aren’t for everyone (if your hair’s Mia Farrow ca. Rosemary’s Baby, there’s not enough to hide the clips). Sunny’s PR also said some customers might have to get their faux locks trimmed first, so they match existing layers (luckily, we didn’t).
But if you ask us, it’s well worth the drama.
Available online at sunnyshair.com. For free shipping, enter dailycandy1010 at checkout (expires November 20).
The chefs keep it black and white on tonight’s episode of Top Chef: Just Desserts, but judge — and DC editor-at-large — Dannielle Kyrillos has picked a rainbow of beautiful dishes to keep your table in living color.
Dan manages to keep his personal life very, well, personal. But every so often he gives us a revealing glimpse into his world. In this Ask the Office Guy, he tells us whether or not he wears a man purse or, more familiarly, murse.
Photo: Redyamflan / Flickr
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.
No matter where you stand on the “Are leggings pants?” debate, you can’t deny their appeal: They’re supremely comfortable, stylish, and flattering (when worn correctly).
Here to ensure the latter is Swirl stylist Brian Primeaux, who put together five great looks for today’s video, featuring Cosabella Jeans leggings. All the leggings you see will be for sale on Swirl starting October 12 at 11 a.m. EST.
Further incentive to stock up: You’ll get free shipping on your order when you enter COSALEGS at checkout.
Shop online at swirl.com. Sale ends Saturday, October 16, 11 a.m. EST.
Since you’ve probably already seen The Social Network, you’re well along in the “is Mark Zuckerberg an A-hole or just a really socially awkward freshman?” debate.
But the by-all-accounts brilliant film did raise some good Facebook protocol questions for this week’s episode of Ask the Office Guy. So we set Dan, our only male editor and on-staff sage, loose on these hard-hitting quandaries: How long should I wait to friend the guy I’m newly dating (above)? What’s the proper procedure for poking someone? And should I friend my parents and bosses?
Like his advice? Come back every Thursday, at 4 p.m., for his next lesson. And during the week, you can brush up on past questions like how many postdate texts make me seem crazy? When should I tell a guy I own six cats? And, of course, the ever popular: Is it weird my BF’s so into Harry Potter?
We give all of his advice a resounding C++ (that one’s for the code geeks).
Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at email@example.com. And by all means, friend us on Facebook.
Tonight’s episode of Top Chef: Just Desserts is full of masterful ice cream creations and stunning architectural showpieces. Wield these handy kitchen gadgets, handpicked by editor-at-large and TCJD judge Dannielle Kyrillos, to work your own magic at home.
Perception: being the only man in an office of women is a dude’s dream come true. Reality: it means listening to 10,387 relationship crises and being asked for the male perspective.
That’s how it goes for our sole male editor, Dan, whose dating advice proved so useful (or at least hilarious) we decided to share it with our readers in our Ask the Office Guy video series.
Favorites include Should I mention my six-figure salary in my online dating profile (above)? How many dates should I wait to friend a guy on Facebook? How many postdate texts make me seem crazy? And, of course, why didn’t he call me back?
Dan knows all. Or at least that’s what we tell him.
Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nothing warms the soul — and impresses friends — like a melty pot o’ fondue (preferably served with strawberries). Best part: You need only a few ingredients and ten minutes.
Need more to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out our video recipes for devil’s food cake, marshmallow icing, and hot cocoa. For other great ideas from Rachel Thebault, preorder her book (out October 26).
You don’t realize how good hot chocolate can be until you make it yourself (no offense, Swiss Miss). Make a big batch and package it as a gift, or be kind to yourself and spike it with bourbon.
Need more to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out our video recipes for devil’s food cake, marshmallow icing, and chocolate fondue. For other great ideas from Rachel Thebault, preorder her book (out October 26).
Rachel Thebault, founder and head confectioner of Tribeca Treats, swears this dessert is so easy you won’t reserve it just for birthdays. Perfectly rich and moist, it takes less than an hour from start to finish. Don’t forget to make some marshmallow icing while it’s baking.
Need more to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out our video recipes for chocolate fondue and hot cocoa. For other great ideas from Rachel Thebault, preorder her book (out October 26).