Instant Expert: Why You Need to Know What Chinoiserie Is

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Chinoiser-what? This hard to pronounce, say it with me: Chinoiserie (Sheen-wahz-erie), is the European styling of Chinese décor (think high lacquer, gilded and lots of blue and white pottery) that became popular with Western communities during the 17th and 18th centuries. Go modern: Think this style is too traditional? Think again. Modern designers are taking Chinois lines and lacquering to contemporary furniture... read more

8 Cool Finds for French Lovers, Just Like Newlyweds Brangelina

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The most unattractive couple (kidding!) on the planet finally tied the knot! After eight years of playing house, the genetically blessed, picture-perfect, philanthropic duo (they're gorgeous AND nice) Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt said "I do" at their palace-slash-winery chateau in Provence. Even though I had to unfortunately decline their wedding invitation with regret, I... read more

Sugary Sweet-Looking Invites for a Last-Minute Labor Day Party

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Plans for this long weekend still up in the air? Do the best thing everyone should do with a day off -- throw a party! Show how much you've got it together -- even with short notice -- by announcing your last-minute Labor Day soiree with Sugar Paper. The Los Angeles-based papery that is known... read more

A Full House Comeback That’s Revamped!

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Rumor has it that one of our favorite TV families is returning to the small screen. When? No idea (it’s Hollywood speculation, so hopefully before the ninth of never), but I’m excited to see if the Tanner house is going to get a modern makeover. Since I love how chic the entirely grown-up cast has... read more

Instant Expert: Drinks Are Better with Bitters

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Believe it or not, Ryan Gosling turned me on to bitters. Okay, technically it was his character Jacob in Crazy, Stupid, Love – remember that scene (you know you do) when he tries to woo Emma Stone with those fancy-looking cocktails? I watched that and immediately wondered what where those interesting-looking drops he used? Something... read more

Room Envy: A Modern Eclectic Living Room You Can Have!

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How do some people know just how to mix new with old, modern with vintage? It's easy to overthink it. You don't want anything to clash, yet you want variety, and you want it all to look effortless (please, it feels more like exhausting!). Here's how to help you easily piece together that just-so-perfectly-cool eclectic room... read more

The Classic Cheeseburger You Will Crave on Labor Day

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Photo: Karen Cohen
The heat is definitely on when it's Labor Day and you're throwing the party. But you can handle those hungry guests -- no problem with this juicy and classic cheeseburger, done in five quick steps! Pass the spatula -- you've got this. What you’ll need for 4 burgers: 1.5 pounds ground chuck beef (contains 20%... read more

Bow Down: 5 Best Dressed Couples at the 2014 Emmy Awards

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A-listers were dressed to the nines at the 2014 Emmy Awards last night, but these five best dressed couples especially stood out on the red carpet. From sharp Prada tuxes and ball gowns to loving looks (and no, that smoldering Bryan Cranston/Julia Louis-Dreyfus smooch did not qualify), here are our favorite picks: Lauren Parsekian (in... read more

6 Couples That Ruled the MTV VMAs Red Carpet

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The MTV VMAs are always an excuse to wear or do something crazy on the red carpet, and while there was no shortage of that this year, our eyes were on these six couples that upped the glam (and denim) factor at the award show. First things first: Iggy Azalea and Nick Young Sorry to be trite,... read more

4 OITNB-Themed Cocktails to Entertain Yourself During the Emmys

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We know you're going to be all crazy-eyed watching the Emmys tonight, rooting for, um, Orange is the New Black of course. As much as you secretly love Frank Underwood, you'd much rather dedicate a post-work cocktail to your girl Piper. Show your support by mixing up one of these orange-flavored drinks, sit back and... read more