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Do you like fun? Enjoy smiling? Take pleasure in things that are universally wonderful? (And have the ability to digest lactose?)
If so, watch as we make boozy ice cream creations — a mojito sundae (above) and a Manhattan float — with Jeni Britton Bauer, the deity behind Columbus, Ohio-based gourmet pint-maker Jeni’s. (If you don’t know Jeni’s, you don’t know jack.)
Aside from the fact they involve dessert, we’re excited about today’s videos because Bauer’s cookbook, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home, won a James Beard Foundation Award a few weeks ago. So you know the recipes are going to be good.
Plus, both require only a few easy-to-find ingredients and minimal kitchen know-how. And they’re ideal for Memorial Day barbecues.
That is, if you value success.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home is available at amazon.com, $13. For more information or to order pints, go to jenis.com. To keep cooking, check out our video recipes for a stove-top burger with Daniel Boulud, ginger cookies with Michael Chernow, and breakfast tacos with Elizabeth Karmel.
Some nights you just want to stay inside, watch Clueless, and stuff your face. In this video, SuChin has a few items to make your evening that much sweeter.
This week’s picks are available at samorenyc.com, alderandcoshop.com, and dailycandy.com (we’ll show you how to make the DIY face scrub).
Most people reserve head-to-toe leopard print (socks included) for Halloween.
Lina Plioplyte is an exception.
When the Lithuania-born filmmaker dresses in full-body spots, she gets photographed by The Sartorialist.
In today’s video, we head to the street style superstar’s Brooklyn neighborhood to get the lowdown on her three favorite outfits — and attempt to uncover how she makes her Clarissa Explains It All-meets-Iris Apfel look work.
We’ve watched Plioplyte turn heads while behind the camera at multiple DailyCandy videos in the past, so when a group of high school boys asked for her digits during this shoot, we were hardly fazed.
She’s the cat’s meow.
To see Plioplyte’s work, go to teenagepeanut.com. Want more street style? Cast your vote in our contest to find the most stylish city in the country.
Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy
Wedding season is in full force (we’re sure your wallet is aware). In today’s video, SuChin has a dress, hair accessory, and nail polish that you can wear to all of them.
This week’s picks are available at pritinyc.com, bhldn.com, and jenniferbehr.com. For more of SuChin’s obsessions, check out her favorite videos on our YouTube channel.
Travel the world. Photograph well-heeled, beautiful people. Chronicle adventures. It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it.
That someone is Yvan Rodic, the brains behind go-to street style blog Face Hunter. In this 5 Questions with SuChin Pak video, we go behind the lens, learning everything from how Rodic chooses his subjects to his opinion on the most stylish city in the world (you’ll be surprised).
Rodic also fills us in on his latest book, Travels with Face Hunter, a picture diary of a year in his fabulous, jet-setting life.
He really took one for the team.
Travels with Face Hunter is available at amazon.com, $17. To read his blog, go to facehunter.blogspot.com. Want to keep watching? Check out our interviews with actress Anna Chlumsky, nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, singer/songwriter Emeli Sandé, and supermodel Coco Rocha.
Don’t dread swimsuit season. Embrace it with two new suits and a cover-up (that also works as a dress), picked by our woman about town.
This week’s finds are available at marahoffman.com, geronimocollection.com, and opheliaswimwear.com.
In the spirit of full disclosure, we have a bit of a thing for Lisa Loeb. “Stay” is our go-to karaoke jam. We were frame junkies long before Warby Parker. And we embrace (and at the same time completely reject) our place in Generation X.
Which is why we geeked out when she visited our NYC office to perform from her latest kids’ book and album, Lisa Loeb’s Songs for Movin’ & Shakin’.
Since she rocked our world in 1994, Loeb has released eight albums, starred in two reality shows, launched an eyewear collection, founded a nonprofit, and become a mom.
Her latest fam-friendly effort combines tunes, activities, and a ten-song CD that are guaranteed to get you and your kiddies off the couch and dancing your pants off.
Who’s the slacker now?
Available at barnesandnoble.com, $15.
What’s the new little black dress? The little black bag that goes with everything. In this video, SuChin shares three that you’ll want to buy right now.
This week’s picks are available at cloudcloudny.com, gargyle.com, and nastygal.com. (The Nasty Gal bag is restocking in July; sadly, it was so popular it sold out right before this video went up.) For more of SuChin’s obsessions, check out her favorite videos on our YouTube channel.
Max from across the street got a new swing set. Nora from around the corner plays in a custom-designed tree house.
Your kid? Tell him the grass is greener in his own backyard.
Turn your turf into a kid-friendly oasis with these four easy projects. A plastic container becomes buried treasure. A soda bottle morphs into a sprinkler. Bed sheets pull double duty as a fort. And graham crackers and ice cream make your lawn the most popular one on the block.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it, neighbor.
Don’t have a yard? Try turning your living room into a drive-in movie theatre.
Here’s a (laughable) piece of trivia: One of the most recognizable kid actors of our generation later became a fact checker at Zagat.
Actress Anna Chlumsky originally invaded our hearts playing Vada Sultenfuss in My Girl. These days she works alongside a motley White House crew as Veep’s Amy Brookheimer.
In today’s 5 Questions with SuChin Pak, Chlumsky fills in the gap between now and then, from what it was like to be a kid actor to who makes her laugh the hardest on the Veep set. She even tells us what it was like to prom-hop in high school.
You’ll probably notice she’s got a bun in the oven (a little lady due this summer).
A.k.a. her girl.
To watch full episodes of Veep, go to hbo.com. For more interviews, check out our videos with model Coco Rocha, actress/writer Mindy Kaling, nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, and singer Emeli Sandé.
Photo: Niki Dankner / DailyCandy
Summer is almost here, which means a host of fun new beauty issues (sweat and sun, hooray). Sarcasm aside, in today’s video, SuChin has three recommendations for keeping your skin soft and healthy all year long.
This week’s picks are available at australianscent.com and drugstore.com. For more of SuChin’s obsessions, check out her favorite videos on our YouTube channel.
’Tis the season for triumphant returns: Arrested Development, Twinkies, and Winona Ryder (our resident movie expert swears it), to name a few.
Also back in business: our Ask the Office Guy video series. For today’s installment, we went to the Foursquare offices and asked the following hard-hitters: What’s a good new date spot (above)? What’s the best way to get noticed online? What’s the best pizza in NYC? And, finally, what’s your spirit animal?
We’re going to different offices every few weeks, so, please, submit your questions. And in case you missed it last month, we got Mashable’s hilarious editorial director to tell us when to follow a new guy on Twitter, online-dating red flags, and who’s single at his office.
We hope you’ll come back for more.
Have a question you want answered? Send it to email@example.com.
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Pies are serious business in the Big Apple. In this video, Foursquare guys tell us their favorite place to get a slice. For more wisdom, check out their answers to “What’s a good new date spot?,” “What’s your spirit animal?,” and “How can I get a guy’s attention online?”
Have a question? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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It might be the cheesiest date query ever, but sometimes the answer can be telling. In this Ask the Office Guy, the Foursquare dudes tell us which critter sends their hearts soaring. For more wisdom, check out their answers to “What’s a good new date spot?,” “What’s the best pizza in New York?,” and “How can I get a guy’s attention online?”
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What matters more: picture or text? In this Ask the Office Guy, the Foursquare dudes weigh in. For more advice, check out their answers to “What’s a good new date spot?,” “What’s your spirit animal?,” and “What’s the best pizza in New York City?”
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SuChin isn’t joking when she says she loves shoes: Her nickname is sometimes “ShoeChin.” In this video, our correspondent shows off her three favorites for the season.
For more great kicks, check out our editors’ 31 picks. To get your hands on the featured products, go to gucci.com, stevenalan.com, and zara.com.
Cosmetics can hold transformative power (see: any thousand-page slide show of celebs without makeup).
In today’s Pretty Smart video, Jenine Pizza, brand manager at Beauty Addicts, teaches our beauty editor, Jennifer Jackson, basic methods of contouring (a.k.a. using makeup to enhance your bone structure). All you need is bronzer and foundation to achieve a more defined jawline, slimmer nose, and higher cheekbones.
The best part? It takes about a minute max. The results are noticeable, but not over the top (read: no foundation chin straps here).
Getting stared down never felt so good.
To buy any of the products Pizza uses in the video, go to beautyaddicts.com. For more beauty tips, check out our videos on covering a blemish, doing a cat eye look, and tweezing your eyebrows.
Jaclyn Mayer’s been doing rope-inspired pieces for her line, Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer, for years. Our collaboration marks her first foray into leather (exciting). In this video, she explains the new look and shows off our made-for-stacking bracelet.
To buy the bracelet, go to dailycandy.com/collaborations.
Warby Parker is the Cara Delevingne of eyewear brands. In this video, co-founder Neil Blumenthal shows our editor Lauren Lumsden the new sunglasses created just for DailyCandy Collaborations.
To buy the sunglasses, go to dailycandy.com/collaborations.
We couldn’t be more excited about our second round of DailyCandy Designer Collaborations. Why? See for yourself in this video, in which chief correspondent SuChin Pak gives a sneak peek at the goods.
For more information or to buy any of the products, go to dailycandy.com/collaborations.
It takes balls to cover Queen Bey.
Singer/songwriter Emeli Sandé, who sings “Crazy in Love” on the Jay-Z produced Great Gatsby sound track, doesn’t need ’em: Her voice is unreal (and her hair is pretty slick, too).
In today’s 5 Questions with SuChin Pak video, Sandé tells us what’s changed since she’s become a star (her song “Next to Me” is everywhere), what she sings in the shower, and the best advice she’s ever gotten. She even sings the first lyric she ever wrote, at age 7, about aliens.
In case you’re wondering, the interview takes place at JFK, as Sandé joins the ranks of Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, and Robyn for JetBlue’s Live from T5 concert series.
These girls run the world.
Sandé’s album, Our Version of Events, is available at itunes.com, $8. Want more 5 Questions? Check out our interviews with supermodel Coco Rocha and nutritionist-to-the-stars Kimberly Snyder.