Posts tagged "holidays"

Girl Talk: I’m A Stripper For The Holidays

‘Tis the season! That’s right — Christmas. We all endure the holidays with that familiar combination of dread and enjoyment. So much to look forward to! There are the office parties, the family get-togethers, the decorations, and the gift exchanges. Everyone has their own unique holiday traditions. My favorite tradition is to spend the holiday…

Josephine Hutchins / December 21, 2009

How Bostoners Celebrate The Holidays

Say hello to Santa Speedo Run 2009, a charity event in Boston. Hot men and random women dress up as Santa in a Speedo and run half-naked through the streets. That’s a lot of jingle bells jingling. [Uncoached]…

Susannah Breslin / December 21, 2009

How To Survive Holidays In Transition

Sure, the holidays are filled with great food, fun parties, and general good cheer (I was at a crowded Macy’s yesterday, and I wasn’t shoved once!), but for a lot of people, this is anything but the most wonderful time of year. Those of us in periods of transition — even positive ones — are…

Wendy Atterberry / December 18, 2009

How To Hint To Him What You Want For Christmas

Determined to get what you want from your man this holiday season? Unless it comes in the form of a gift card, don’t rely on him to connect the dots without some serious help. ‘Tis the season for hint dropping, so choose your approach wisely. While some boyfriends may require a brightly lit sign, other…

Lemondrop / December 16, 2009

The Holidays Are A Time For Unprotected Sex

Around this time of year, even as people spend hours and hours wrapping up gifts to put under the tree, they forget to wrap up something else. More than a quarter of respondents admitted to having had unprotected sex because they were too drunk to remember to use contraception, according to a study of adult…

Catherine Strawn / December 14, 2009

Don’t Buy Into Holiday Gift Cards

Buying a gift card or certificate might be one way to deal with people whom you have no idea what to get for the holidays. And true, for the person receiving a gift card, it can feel like free money.

However, if you’re going this route, you’d probably be better off just handing…

Leonora Epstein / December 14, 2009

Quick Vid: Barneys Elf Makes Luxury Wishes Come True

Simon Doonan is the famously charming and genius Creative Director of fancy department store Barneys New York. And also, apparently, one very irritated (and totally gay) elf. Yet, he still has to do his job, and take down everyone’s gift wish at the Barneys office. Watch to see Doonan’s best Santa’s Helper impression. [YouTube]…

Leonora Epstein / December 8, 2009

Vintage Christmas Commericals: Lucky Strike

Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a carton of smokes, especially when it’s designed with Christmas greens and pine combs. So seasonal! As you can see in this black-and-white commercial, a carton of Lucky Strikes looks “bright!” and “colorful!” under the tree and is sure to please any smoker with good taste. After all, it…

Wendy Atterberry / December 8, 2009

Lady Gaga Plays Reindeer Games

Lady Gaga tried reindeer antlers on for size this weekend in London. If her singing career goes down the tubes, she can always give Santa a call and get a spot in front of his sleigh. [12/6/2009]…

Catherine Strawn / December 7, 2009

The Hanukkah Bush Celebrates My Mixed Faith

When I was in third grade, the class read a book called something like Christmas all Around the World. It taught us about Sweden’s St. Lucia Day festivities that open the Christmas season, that Santa is known as St. Nicholas in Germany, and that Hanukkah is the Jewish Christmas.

Erica Maxwell / December 4, 2009

XOXO’s Been Extra Naughty This Holiday Season

Every year, department stores try to out-do each other with over-the-top window decorations for the holidays. But this year, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue have clearly lost out to XOXO, because the brand went to the naughty side. Instead of filling their glass boxes with red and green decorations, they’ve hired two girls to…

Bianca Posterli / December 2, 2009

Gifts For Every Type Of Guy

When we say “it’s the thought that counts,” the “thought” implies more than just remembering to buy any gift at all. Let’s admit that as much as we love our guys and say we’ll value any gifts they get us, there’s a little disappointment when the pretty package under the tree actually contains a scarf… / November 29, 2009

How To Tactfully Hit On A Cute Guy At Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends. Sometimes this family event may have an unexpected guest: a cute, single guy. When such a treat comes your way, seize the moment in a feminine, ladylike fashion.

Seating. Right away, you will want to be seated next to this hottie; however, this i…

ShawnTe Pierce / November 26, 2009

How To Dress For Turkey Day At Your Boss’s House

Going to your boss’s house for Thanksgiving? Don’t be the turkey by dressing inappropriately. Since dinner is at your boss’s pad, it is a little trickier to decide on an appropriate outfit. It could be either formal or casual, and if the invitation does not specify, you’re left to figure this puzzle out on your…

Sophie Walton / November 26, 2009

Where Are You Spending Thanksgiving This Year?

This is my first holiday season as an old married and my husband and I are planning to spend Thanksgiving at his father’s place where his brother and his wife and two small kids will join us. My father-in-law lives here in Manhattan, just a mile up the road from us, so, luckily, we won’t…

Wendy Atterberry / November 24, 2009

4 Tips For A Holiday Fling

The holidays are right around the corner, and if egg nog, stuffing and Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” do mysterious things to your libido—fear not. We suffer from the Holiday Friskies, too. We feel your sexually frustrated pain. Whether your parents’ guest bedroom has you aching for another’s or a holiday getaway is in order, there’… / November 22, 2009

Dating Don’ts: Dealing With Holiday Hell

I realize it might seem a little early to start talking about the holidays, but as my local drugstore pulled out the tinsel and Santa hats before they’d even had time to put away the slutty nurse costumes and plastic pumpkins, I figured I’d get a jump on the season.

Whether you’re a…

Judy McGuire / November 12, 2009

Urban Outfitters’ Ornament Flask: A Gift That Spreads Holiday Cheer

There are two types of holiday partiers: those who drink to enhance the merry quality of the season and those who drink to escape the torture of it. If you fall into the latter category you know it can be quite unseemly, so here’s this Christmas tree ornament that’s also a flask from Urban Outfitters.

Leonora Epstein / November 11, 2009

Valentine’s Day 2.0: A New Way To Celebrate

V-Day.” Sounds more like an invasion of Normandy than a day spent celebrating love and romance. And rightfully so. Sometimes the intricacies of preparing for the holiday resemble war-room strategy more than jubilation. Sure, you’re armed with flowers and chocolates instead of a rifle and grenades, but there is a common dread, with the ti… / February 12, 2009

Cards For All Occasions

I forgot my best friend’s birthday two years in a row once. I felt absolutely awful about it and resolved never to overlook it again. So far I’ve been good about remembering her birthday, but I forgot to bring a card to another friend’s wedding. It’s hard to stay on top of all the sentiment…

Catherine Strawn / January 17, 2009
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