Throughout my childhood, I always assumed everyone celebrated Christmas the same way. Little did I know, many of my family’s silly traditions simply exist because of my late grand-mère. Many of them are reflections of her favorite things and people. Being the center of our family, we all happily followed her lead and never questioned their origin. Now that she has passed away, I pledge to continue them in her memory. Keep reading »
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I’m not much of a cook. I’ve never gone so far as to use my oven for shoe storage like Carrie Bradshaw, but I am definitely a lady of take-out and Lean Cuisine. Someday, when I’m no longer a frenzied college student, I’ll commit to learning the ins and outs of the kitchen like an actual functional adult, but in the meantime, being food-inept leads to major stress during the holidays. I can’t even count the times I’ve found myself faced with an empty kitchen and only a few minutes to spare when it came time to make a dessert for a holiday party or “whip up” something sweet for a guest. Behold, seven of the quickest, easiest desserts you’ve ever seen — for those of us who are not Betty Crocker.
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Despite the fact that Christmas is supposed to be a time filled with cheer and merriment, more often than not, the holidays are stressful. It’s exhausting, expensive, cold, and not enough eggnog in the world will make you feel better about the hundreds of bucks you spent on presents for your co-worker’s baby, kids’ teachers and various family members.
So this year, when my mom asked for bath beads, candles and pajamas (like she does every year), I threw out her Christmas list and decided to go rogue. Keep reading »
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This music video from last night’s Christmas episode of “Saturday Night Live,” featuring all of the female cast members singing about bring their boyfriends home for Christmas and getting it on in their childhood bedrooms, definitely cracked me up. But it also brought out my holiday blues. Because I don’t have a boyfriend to bring home for the holidays. And I don’t actually have a home to go back to either, because my parents divorced, the house I grew up in was sold, and my mom lives in a tiny apartment in Brooklyn. That means no childhood bedroom with a twin bed to fuck in with any future boyfriends either. So yeah, I’m laughing, but I’m also feeling pouty about not being able to participate in this holiday ritual. Sigh. It’ll pass.
Why We Love It: It’s the vibrator Charlotte fell in love with on “Sex and the City”! This is the elastomer version of the original Rabbit Pearl from SATC, which has a rotating shaft for your G-spot, shuffling pearls to arouse your opening and a vibrating rabbit for clit stimulation. Rabbits are a masturbation staple for the ladies! [$79.95, The Pleasure Chest] Keep reading »
How’s this for a nightmare scenario: a friend is over and suddenly thrusts a beautifully-wrapped gift in your face and you had no idea she was expecting to exchange presents. Or your family agreed to just give presents to the children this year, but your showoff-y sister just arrived with handmade DIY presents for everybody. Quick, it’s time to take a peek around the house for last-minute things you can re-gift! Keep reading »
Why We Love It: It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for your somebunny special (see what we did there?). This little kit includes a personal mini massager, a Screaming O vibrating ring, three One® condoms and three Wet® personal lubricant packs. So if you’re traveling for the holidays, you have no excuse not to get it on. [$24.99, Bunnyjuice] Keep reading »