Half the office is down with a nasty cold this week, me among them. I’ve been laid up for the past couple of days, and can’t remember what the outside world looks like (kidding! Not really). We imagine some of you are also experiencing your first or fifth cold of the season, so we’ve cataloged the 10 horrible stages of a virulent winter sickness. Share your extra stages in the comments, please. Keep reading »
Where dogs seem just happy to be fed and petted, cats lead much more complicated emotional lives. They hate passionately and love fearfully — though admittedly not often. These photos from England’s Supreme Championship Cat Show, held in Birmingham, England, this past weekend, show the whole range of complex, existential feelings these felines possess.
I arrived at the Paris airport, knowing only a handful of French words and phrases, holding a map of the city I picked up at the information desk, with the address of the place I was staying written on the first page of my otherwise blank journal. And … I had no cell phone to help me find my way.
I followed the signs with the little trains on them. Paid for my ticket with the Euros I had exchanged at the airport. Picked a Metro stop that appeared to be in the general vicinity of the apartment I was staying at and proceeded to lug my 50 pound suitcase up and down countless flights of stairs.
When I emerged from the Chatalet station with a kink in my neck and a numb right bicep, it was raining. I had no clue where I was. I was panic stricken. Keep reading »
Disclaimer: I am going to be writing about my recent trip to Paris and London A LOT over the next week or so. I know that it can be annoying when a person brags about their AMAZING vacation because you’re like “Fuck off, I am trapped at my cubicle and don’t give a shit about your vacation,” so I apologize in advance for this and hope that you can find it in your heart not to hate me.
OK, so now that we got that out of the way … from Paris, I hopped the chunnel and spent 28 hours in London to visit a friend who had just moved there. In that time, I was able to: eat at Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants, go to an art gallery opening, shop, have high tea at some posh place in Mayfair, walk through most of the city, and most importantly, watch British television. Keep reading »
At some point a few years ago, I stopped wearing turtlenecks. I’m not sure what it was, but I’m officially rescinding my turtleneck prohibition. A turtleneck sweater — with or without a cowl — is a flattering fit that highlights your cheekbones and does that delicate trick of being sexy but not revealing. Plus, they’re really, really warm, which is kind of at a premium right now. After the jump, 10 terrific turtlenecks, to keep you covered.
In winter, you just can’t have enough ways to stay warm. So let us present to you the poncho sweater — an innovative two-in-one kind of garment that can be worn as an extra layer during the colder months. And though we caution you to stay away from more “stereotypical” ponchos — covered in fringe and vaguely ethnic designs — we think sticking with a simple design with modern details will do the trick just fine.
After you shake off that Thanksgiving food coma, you’ll have a season full of holiday parties to contend with. And why not be party perfect with a cute and colorful clutch? These purses are an ideal edition to your festive party dress. Click through to check ‘em out!
Black Friday seems to get crazier and crazier every year, and while I’ve gotta give props to my friends who are willing to brave the angry mobs in the hopes of scoring a sweet deal, I think that gloriously bloated day after Thanksgiving has the potential to be a lot more than the frightening consumerist orgy it’s become. With that in mind, I compiled 7 other colorful Friday traditions. Find out what they are and how to celebrate them, after the jump! Keep reading »
The phrase “holiday travel” instantly conjures up images of endless lines, delayed flights, cranky babies, and even crankier adults. We know that taking a trip during the hectic holiday season will never be the easiest endeavor, but there’s no reason you can’t make the experience a bit less hellish, and a bit more fabulous (yes, really!). Here are 10 simple ways to make your holiday journey the best it can be…. Keep reading »