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You can just look at some people and know they never had a scrunchie phase. Chriselle Lim is one of these rarities. (We want everything she’s ever put on.)
So when our chief correspondent SuChin Pak got the chance to sit down with the blogger/stylist in her downtown L.A. studio and talk accessories, it was a no-brainer. In today’s video, they discuss everything from sunglasses to leopard-print shoes.
While we had Lim on the line, we also asked her to show us her favorite outfit right now: a fuzzy sweater/miniskirt combo we can’t wait to emulate for holiday parties. The Lanvin boots are perfect.
We’re sure she’s never worn them with flared Mudd jeans.
For more information, go to thechrisellefactor.com or youtube.com.
When what you wear and how you wear it are your livelihood, fancying one look above all others is like Sophie’s choice.
But that’s exactly what we asked of stylist/blogger Chriselle Lim in today’s video. She braved the question with a fuzzy sweater, textured miniskirt, and Lanvin boots from L.A.’s Satine.
We can’t decide which piece we like best.
For more information on Lim, go to thechrisellefactor.com or youtube.com.
Tomorrow, it will be inappropriate if you don’t stuff your face with piles of food, wear elastic-waist pants, take a nap, and pick at leftovers around midnight.
Ensure you look good doing it with this metallic eye DIY, as taught to us by Pixi Beauty international makeup artist Amanda Bell.
We like it because it’s not as in your face as a smoky eye (it gives just a subtle glow) and takes only about five minutes. We use Pixi Beauty products in the video, but you can use whatever metallic shades you have at home.
Anything to draw attention away from your pumpkin pie baby.
Photo: Stephania Stanley for DailyCandy
It’s easy for littles to lose track of what’s important when Monster High and Ugglys dolls are in their sights.
Restore their sense of gratitude this holiday by assembling a care package for those less fortunate. In today’s video, we show you what to include (we called a bunch of homeless shelters to find out what they needed most), how to put it together, and where to take it in major U.S. cities.
Of course, we also urge you to remember those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Right now, monetary donations to American Red Cross, Oxfam, and ShelterBox are still the best way to help.
By teaching your kids the value of giving now, you ensure they keep doing it as they grow.
And that’s something to behold.
We won’t say what the shape of butternut squash reminds us of, but you can probably guess. (It’s a giant pear, you perv.)
Helping us be less intimidated by the golden gourd is actress/cookbook author Haylie Duff, who shows us how to cut and cook one up with delicious results in today’s video.
Want to see more? Duff makes apple pie crescent rolls, too. Her new cookbook, The Real Girl's Kitchen, is available at amazon.com, $14.50. For more recipes and tips, go to realgirlskitchen.com.
If the Pillsbury Doughboy were a real person, we’d date him. (We’re suckers for a chef’s hat.)
In today’s video, we honor him with help from actress/writer Haylie Duff and her apple pie crescent rolls. All you need is a sliced-up Red Delicious, brown sugar, and those twelve-minutes-to-perfection Pillsbury pop-and-bake miracles. If making things easy is wrong, we don’t want to be right.
Duff, who lives in L.A., gave us the recipe from her new cookbook, The Real Girl’s Kitchen. While we had her to ourselves, she also showed us how to make sweet and spicy butternut squash.
Prepare to fall in love.
The Real Girl’s Kitchen is available at amazon.com, $14.50. For more recipes and tips, go to realgirlskitchen.com.
Trips to the farmers market usually go like this: Buy some apples. Feign interest in beeswax candles to chat with hot honey guy. Get a loaf of sourdough and eat half of it on the subway.
In today’s video, learn how Gramercy Tavern’s renowned chef, Mike Anthony, tackles the stands. He has tips for choosing kale, determining if a beet is healthy, and which strangely colored cauliflower you need to buy.
If you like what you see, check out Anthony’s just-published The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook. Not only is it loaded with suggestions, but it’s also way more accessible (read: easy without insane ingredients) than you might expect from a guy whose restaurant has a Michelin Star.
We should note that we just filmed this video, so everything’s still in season. And if you don’t know, the Union Square Greenmarket is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays year-round.
You’ll be chewing the fat with Zade the farmer in no time.
The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook is available at amazon.com, $32. Union Square Greenmarket, north and west sides of Union Square Park, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, between 14th and 17th Streets (grownyc.org). Gramercy Tavern, 42 East 20th Street, at Broadway (212-477-0777 or gramercytavern.com).
It’s not your average rags-to-riches tale: Painting contractor has a knack for cooking Thai food, starts selling it from a shack, hits it big with Vietnamese fish sauce wings.
But Andy Ricker’s not your average guy. Eight years after opening his first restaurant, Pok Pok, in Portland, Oregon, he’s earned a James Beard Award and written his first cookbook. (Did we mention his recipes command two-hour waits at the New York outpost?)
In today’s video, get to know Ricker — why he started cooking, what it’s like running seven successful restaurants (hint: not easy), and the best compliment he’s ever received.
He’s not what you’d expect.
Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand is available at amazon.com, $22. For more information about Pok Pok restaurants, go to pokpokny.com.
Photo: Stephanie Stanely for DailyCandy
When I moved to Chicago last August, my husband was a first-year med student (a.k.a. see you once a week, pal) and I was an unemployed former magazine editor. We’d been married one week.
The transition wasn’t easy, but as I slowly got to know the city, I found happiness in the discovery of new places. I browsed one-of-a-kind boutiques, ate my weight in interesting food, and — most importantly — took time to have real conversations.
In today’s video, I show you three spots that made a difference to me: a pie place that serves sweets so good they should be illegal, a flower shop I want to live in, and a clothing store where I can hang out with the designer.
I’m happy to report we’re now settled enough to have welcomed an addition to the family: a little rescue pup named Louis. Like me, he’s a Kentucky transplant.
And, like me, he loves the Windy City.
Want more? Check out our editors’ go-to spots around New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Photo: Lauren Lumsden / DailyCandy
Many moons ago, I moved to SF with just two suitcases. I had zero housing prospects, I didn’t know a soul, and the iconic bridge seemed to be permanently immersed in fog.
Then the skies opened up: I found a Lower Haight apartment, 415 numbers slowly filled my phone, and I was hired to write about everything from comic book tarot card readers to seaweed foragers.
In today’s video, I introduce you to three Bay Area places I visit almost weekly: a veritable Sesame Street for artisans, a glamorous Pacific Heights flower shop, and a wine bar where you’ll want to become a regular.
I hope the video inspires you to venture outside your hood and try something new.
No bravery required.
Want more? Check out our senior editor’s favorite NYC businesses and our L.A. editor’s preferred hangouts. Our Chicago editor’s picks are coming soon.