Here’s proof that you can never read a guy, or never know what he’s really thinking. Last week, I participated in The New York Post‘s “Meet Market,” a weekly feature that sets up couples, and then reports on their dates. Aside from a horrible photo of me in a high-circulation newspaper (really…are my cheeks really that big and shiny?), the experience was enjoyable because I got a free meal, and for the first time ever, I also saw the honest report of the man’s side of the date. And let me tell you, it wasn’t at all what I expected. For starters, the moment I saw the photo, I knew my perception was off. During our date, a photographer came and had us act out different scenarios, for example, where we’re both happy and the date went great, or if I gave the evening a bad report, I would look bored and he would look amused, etc, etc. I was fairly sure that I would open my paper to see a picture of us both smiling. Wrong. There I am, beaming like a fool and my date, Travis, looking horrified. Oh no, I thought. He’s said something awful about me, I imagined, before I could even begin reading the article. Keep reading »
Alas, Rose is not just inspiring club goers to shave off their hair and wear catsuits, she’s also inspiring young designers to create accessories too. Case in point, Samantha Smikle of New York City. The blogger who posts daily on Omo Writes , recently launched a line of vintage shades which are reminiscent of those seen on Rose. Keep reading »
It’s Sunday night at 8 p.m., and your heart is:
a. Fluttering because someone special just fixed you a sumptuous and romantic supper.
b. Thumping with anticipation because “Desperate Housewives” is about to come on and you can’t wait to find out what’s happening on Wisteria Lane.
c. Pounding because you are totally freaked out by the thought of another stressful workweek. Keep reading »
The culinary-minded boozehounds of the world (aka pretty much anyone who eats and takes a gander into the kitchen once in a while) will love this news: Recipe and food mega-site Epicurious is now recommending a few alcoholic grape juice options that jibe well with whatever recipe you choose to whip up. Working with the winos at Snooth, they’ve added suggested wine pairings, based on ingredients and preparation, to nearly 25,000 of the recipes in their archives. And according to the folks at Epicurious, “Each [wine recommendation] features the name of the producer, the varietal and the vintage, as well as a photo of the label or bottle and approximate price (which varies according to regional availability). Click on a bottle and you go to a wine detail page that focuses on that bottle specifically…For even more information, and to purchase wines, you can click on links to Snooth and various wine retailers.” And almost all the recs come in at under $20. Now, don’t chug-a-lug so many pre-dinner glasses that you can’t taste your homemade meal—or, maybe, for some of us less skilled cooks, that’s a good thing. [Epicurious] Keep reading »
At 3 a.m., the morning before she was to appear in her final performance of “Twelfth Night,” Anne Hathaway hand delivered pizza to the enthusiastic theatergoers who had been waiting in line for hours to score tix to the play. [Gawker]
It’s so cool when celebs do good deeds like this to show their appreciation and help us remember that they do actually have hearts. After the jump, a few more celebs who know that it’s all about the little things. Keep reading »
The hot summer weather might be making us glistening with sweat, but the of-the-moment trend for nails is the opposite of shiny. A tar-like matte black nail polish popped up courtesy of KO Knock Out Cosmetics a couple months ago, and now other colors are available from that company and others are available. And, if you have a favorite shade that doesn’t come in flat finish, a matte top coat will take away any polish’s sheen. Now if only we had a product that could keep us from sweating on a 90-degree day. Keep reading »
I feel really old when I admit this, but when I was a little girl my mom and I used to sit around on the weekends, listen to Moody Blues records, and make hook rugs together. Awww…the death rattle of the ’70s. We are not crafty people—I don’t think either of us has made anything since—but the process was simple. It involving a patterned, plastic board type thingy, some yarn, and a needle-type implement called a latch. Lately, I’ve been feeling nostalgic for the hook rug days. But as it turns out, ’70s crafts are becoming ironically cool again thanks to sites like Etsy and Crafster whose tagline is, “No Tea Cozies Without Irony.” Why? I think with all of the technology, there is a part of us that longs for simpler times with tangible things—like hands, yarn, records, and talking face-to-face. I think this year I will put my Crackberry away for an afternoon and do some crafting. Here are some more ’70s crafts that I kind of can’t wait to get my hands on. Keep reading »