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I’m a naturally shy person. I’d never call myself witty (or a wordsmith) and I’m certainly not someone who can enter a room and know how to easily chat up strangers. Nope, that’s not me. I’m quiet and socially awkward and nervous. Maybe that makes me insecure or maybe it makes me endearing? Either way it’s me and I’ve gotta to work with what I’ve got. That’s not to say I don’t push myself to step outside my comfort zone. I can recall a specific time when a dear friend (who is equally shy) and I made a pact before entering an event: We would not stand behind a glass wall all night. Today I can proudly say EyeSwoon has shattered my glass wall. So even though I still get butterflies in my belly every time I have the opportunity to cook with a designer, chef or influencer who I admire, I remind myself to use what I love, FOOD, as they grand unifier. It’s the thing that levels the playing field and it’s something I always approach with passion and confidence.
Though SXSW is best known for its sheer size of musical acts (over 2,200!), an equally unforgettable part of the Austin festival series is its tech showcase, known as SXSW Interactive. Brands and developers from all over come together to present their ideas, introducing their audience to emerging technology that more often than not seems straight out of a sic-fi flick. The hundreds of speakers, trade shows, and parties provide a staggering amount of mind-boggling inventions, from what surely will be the next big thing to ridiculous luxuries you never knew you needed until now. GofG shares some of its new favorites, big and small.
When Jessica Hendricks graduated from New York University, she found herself in Cambodia, a Buddhist country located in the Southeast region of Asia. Upon traveling to Ankor Wat, an exquisite site filled with ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples, Jessica learned about the infamous 1970s genocide. She also came by Nicholas Kristof’s novel Half The Sky, which mainly explores the alarming worldwide issue of human trafficking—Cambodia being one the places where modern-day slavery still exists and targets young females. Inspired by Cambodia’s history and its current issues, Jessica created The Brave Collection—a line of jewelry handmade in Cambodia by local and talented artisans.
With millions of apps swimming around in the iTunes store, it's easy to overlook some of the most innovative and potentially life-altering ones. If you've always stuck to the simple life of essential iPhone apps (Messages, Mail, Music, and Maps), we urge you to explore what's out there this spring. From submitting instant rental applications to a mile-high club version of Tinder (we're serious), click through for the best apps to download now. You might survive NYC without them, but just barely.
In celebration of the Emanuel Ungaro FW15 Saks Fifth Avenue trunk show, Fabiola Beracasa-Beckman hosted an exclusive cocktail in honor of Fausto Puglisi, the brand's Creative Director. After the event, Fausto Puglisi invited his closest friends and supporters to a private dinner at Wallsé in the West Village. Among the guests were Derek Blasberg, Fabiola Beracasa-Beckman and Jason Beckman, Jamie Bochert, Ty Hunter, Nicole Phelps, Riley Montana, Eugenia Gonzalez and Nevena Borissova.
It's official—fan-favorite and arguably the most dreamy member of One Direction has left the building. Zayn Malik announced his leaving the group much to the devastation of teen girls (and boys) (and mid-twenty-somethings) around the world. Even Harry Styles broke down in tears. While this may be a huge blow to the pop culture matrix, for many of us...shall we say, older fans...this trauma is a repeat of something we never thought we'd have to face again—Geri Halliwell quitting the Spice Girls. Oh God, we still get chills. But which band fissure is/was worse? Let's take a look.
Sunday brunch is an inevitable tradition for New Yorkers, however the British are just starting to catch on to this sacred New York tradition, making the concept of brunch less of a rarity. These European-style brunch spots are the perfect compromise between a typical New York brunch and a Londoner’s weekend breakfast. An in contrast to New York, most of these places take reservations so you won’t have to wait in line for an hour before indulging!
Fifty and fabulous - the term has never been more true than it is now that it can be applied to Sarah Jessica Parker. The quintessential gal-about-town, fashionista, shoe designer, and actress has been one of our style icons since the '80s and her daring looks show no sign of calming down. As she celebrates her 50th birthday today, we celebrate her year in amazing ensembles. From flared frocks to casual layers, click through to see SJP's best style moments.