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And The Prize Goes To … The Best Football-Watching Tradition

Last week, we asked you to share your football-watching traditions. And I just have to say you all had me seriously jealous I don’t have one of my own. Seriously, just the thought of chili, nachos, and cozying up with friends and family has me wanting to find a group of football fans with room for one more. OK, enough about me. I’m sure you want to know who won the My Coke Rewards Tailgating Prize Pack. The winner is maroon, whose name makes total sense now, for this tradition:

“Fall weekends are like religious events for our household. My husband and I are die-hard Virginia Tech Hokies fans and we’re season ticket holders. Every weekend we wake up on Saturday already wearing some form of maroon or orange to support the team- yes, I jump at the chance to buy anything cute and sexy and maroon. We tailgate EVERY weekend, home or away. Home games start in the parking lot at 7am with the tent and solar satellite setup, while I cook the guys breakfast and make Irish coffee. When the team is away, we make our tailgate breakfast at home indoors, complete with VT-shaped pancakes, Irish coffee, mimosas, and delicious bacon. Mmmm, bacon. We have ESPN gameday coverage on in the kitchen and the family room until game time, and then it’s a frenzy of texts, phone calls, etc between family and friends who are all watching the game on TV either in the next town over or from across the country. There’s a good reason why we’re called the Hokie Nation.”

Find out the winners of the My Coke Rewards points after the jump. Keep reading »

Not Your Little Sister’s Spin The Bottle Game

We haven’t played Spin the Bottle since college, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some boys we’d like an excuse to kiss. Enter Jimmyjane’s “adult” Spin the Bottle game, which features a bottle filled with strips of paper instructing the spinner on how to make her next move. Some of the dares are innocent, while others fall under the “what happens at this party stays at the party” category. Add a little mischief to your next shindig — and don’t blame us for what happens next!

[$35.00 W Hotel Store]

Win This! My Coke Rewards Tailgating Prize Pack

Football season has officially arrived and it’s time for the tailgating to begin. MyCokeRewards.com is offering a $10,000 Ultimate Football Party from Coke Zero to one lucky winner who will get to create, with the help of a professional party planner, the ultimate tailgating fête for friends and family. (Register here.)

Since only one entrant can win the Ultimate Football Party from Coke Zero, The Frisky is offering other My Coke Rewards tailgating prizes to five readers. Even if you’re not into football, we’re sure you’re into family and friends, and football is one way to bring everyone together. Find out how you can win one of these prizes after the jump. Keep reading »

Fashion, Music, And Forbidden Love

“Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky,” the true story of forbidden romance between two of the most creative minds of the 20th century, is out on Blu-ray and DVD today. Roger Ebert said this film, which was directed by renowned French filmmaker Jan Kounen, is an excellent biopic. It stars Anna Mouglalis, a former Chanel model, and Mads Mikkelsen. The film features exquisite costumes, including archive pieces from the House of Chanel and pieces designed by Karl Lagerfeld, as well as a score dominated by many of Stravinksy’s works.

[$23.99 Amazon.com]

How To Transform Your Kitchen With A Can Of Paint

True story: I moved from Brooklyn, NY to Kansas City, MO for an apartment. After sharing tiny spaces with roommates and (shudder) large bugs for nearly nine years, I was lured back to my hometown by real estate. Huge, cheap real estate.

On a visit to Missouri to promote my cookbook, I happened upon my dream home.

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And The Winner Is … The Best First Concert Story

Last week, we asked you tell us about your first concert experience in the hopes of winning a copy of Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records. Check out the two winners’ stories after the jump. Keep reading »

Limited-Edition DVF Camera On AHALife … Wait, What Is AHALife?

Cameras and social networking go hand-in-hand. Both make it possible to take your friends on your journey with you, even if they’re across the country. But for some moments of creativity or inspiration, a simple smartphone camera just won’t do. Instead, you need something that packs a stylish technological punch. Enter Diane Von Furstenberg‘s limited-edition Canon G-12. Not only is this super haute camera decked out with DVF’s iconic Andy Warhol-designed lip print in Swarovski crystals, but it also makes it really difficult to take a blurry picture. That’s a win-win for the true photographer and style maven! But you only have one day to snag the DVF camera on AHALife. Now before you ask, find out what exactly AHALife is after the jump. Keep reading »

Cool Jewels

We’re not big fans of diamonds — too conflict-y and we tend to lose anything nice we have. That’s why we love these Cool Jewels Ice Cube Trays. The trays make jewel-shaped ice cubes that sparkle and shine and melt away in your drink. Plus, at under 10 bucks a pop, you can buy a forklift full of Cool Jewels trays for what it would cost to purchase real bling.

[$8.45 Neatoshop]

The Fragrance Is Tops

The packaging alone could have sold us on this TokyoMilk Wrapped Soap, but then we sampled the fragrance and knew this soap was a must-buy. The “Minuette” bar features soft linden blossom and French lavender with a touch of mimosa, honey, and tea rose. It’s a light scent that’s sure to linger and make you long for a perfume with the same aroma. It makes an amazing thank-you gift for a gracious host or guest.

[$11.00 Anthropologie]

The 5 Best Flea Markets In The U.S.

Those of us with a soft spot for nostalgia or a pirate’s-level enthusiasm for buried treasures know there are few greater joys than whiling away a Sunday at an overstuffed flea market. If it weren’t for these indoor and outdoor bazaars brimming with vintage finds, my sister and I would have a lot less to brag about. (Her most recent gem: a collection of ’50s-era table lighters found at the Long Beach Antique and Collectibles Market. Mine: a faux-Victorian nightstand made in the ’70s, scored at New York City’s Chelsea Flea Market.)

From the coast of California to the borough of Brooklyn, these are the best places to find your new favorite things. [ShelterPop] Keep reading »

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