I spend most of Thanksgiving milling around an overheated room holding a glass of wine and making conversation with aunts, great aunts, second cousins, third cousins, fourth cousins twice removed and the great uncle of the neighbor down the street. At this year’s turkey-chomping fiesta, only about one in 10 of the people in the room will be unaware that I’m gay.
Normally, I’m totally down to talk about my sexuality (read: overshare). But I’ve been working 50-hour weeks, freelancing in the evenings and trying to use whatever spare time I have to keep myself in shape. In other words, I really, really need a vacation. And during that vacation, I do not want to broach difficult topics—such as why I’m gay or who I’m seeing. I want to scarf down gravy-smothered turkey, eat mashed potatoes, drink red wine and go to bed early. Keep reading »
I just turned 31 and am going through a divorce. I’d like to update my style to reflect the more fun, flirty side but still be sophisticated and chic. I’m having a hard time finding items (and stores) that are age-appropriate but still sexy and affordable. Any suggestions for key pieces and where to find them? Read more … Keep reading »
We thought you’d have to pry our Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Scrub from our cold, dead hands. But watch your back, Bliss, because you’ve got competition! The Body Deli’s Pumpkin Spice Scrub smells can-I-eat-this? yummy and the sea salts and shea butter exfoliated our dull winter skin, leaving buttery softness in its wake. We particularly loved using this scrub on our always-calloused feet instead of a trusty Ped Egg! You will have to act quickly, though, because this special-edition scrub is only available in the month of November. Pumpkin pie might just be for Turkey Day but you can bathe in pumpkin all winter long.
This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for celebrities who give back. No matter how they’ve behaved during the year, we have to give props to any celeb (or person) who spends Thanksgiving volunteering for those less fortunate. Click through to see some celebs setting aside their egos to serve up some turkey.
“After getting out of the NFL, [Eric] went to this healer and is very healthy. For Thanksgiving we have to make a Tofurkey! It doesn’t sound right! It’s gonna be jiggly and weird.”
—Jessica Simpson on celebrating Thanksgiving with her new fiance, Eric Johnson, who happens to be a vegan. As a vegetarian myself, I’d like to assure Jess that the tofurkey won’t be jiggly—just really dry and super bland. I say skip it and just have lots of cornbread stuffing instead. [People] Keep reading »