Your Next Drink Needs to Be a Dirty Little Secret

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If a dish or drink is made with an unusual ingredient, you bet I'm game to try it. Enter the Dirty Little Secret cocktail from JIMMY at The James -- a rooftop bar on the 18th floor of The James Hotel in NYC. I took one look at the bar's drink menu and... read more

Crazy-Easy Whiskey Sours

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Your go-to whiskey cocktail just got upgraded to a highball glass. Ditch the sour mix and shake up your own at home. What You'll Need (makes 1 drink): 3 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice (from 6 to 8 medium-sized lemons) 2 oz. whiskey 1 tablespoon of agave or honey Step 1:... read more

Macramé an Insanely Easy Indoor Hanging Herb Garden

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Summer is coming to an end, but you can relive it all year long with this indoor hanging herb garden. (Hello, pasta with fresh pesto in December!) Plus, this project combines fashionable copper and macramé (a retro trend from the... read more

Seriously Affordable (and Cool) Finds from T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

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Your pad needs a refresh, but you just paid the bills and only have bit of mad money to spend? Problem solved! I recently got a sneak peek to see what Marshalls and T.J. Maxx are offering, and starting at just $2.99 (no, really!), you can score everything from to tabletop accessories to even furniture... read more

Instant Expert: Why You Need to Know What Chinoiserie Is

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Jonathan Adler
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