Call us narcissists with a social media addiction, but we don't think there's anything wrong with a shameless mirror selfie every now and then. Done are the days of are dirty bathroom and dim lighting - click through for the classiest, funkiest and most flattering mirrors in the city.
Long the magic hand behind some of the most successful Instagram handles to have blown up feeds everywhere (turns out many people've a special spot for lopside tongued pups), Katie Sturino's a veritable like-machine. With a face you just want to double tap, she's been busy busy this past year working on her blog, The 12ish Style. A site for "size 12ish - 18ish girls living in a size 2 world," it features everything from fashion, fitness, and lifestyle advice, to killer street shots of little Miss Sturino posted up oh so fashionably around New York's oh so fashionable West Village.
We think it's safe to say that we can thank the bottomless brunch epidemic and our personal passion for mimosas for Bloomberg's report of prosecco sales skyrocketing by 38% in the U.S. alone. While these bottles of bubbly are typically less expensive than Champagne, fewer calories than most alcoholic drinks, and totally acceptable to binge drink during the day, it seems that their sugar content and acidity levels are reaping harmful effects on drinkers (shocker?).
You probably shouldn't be fueling your shopping addiction, but if you can't resist, do it with prices up to 80% off. Sample sales are New York's best-kept secrets, away from the tourists and into the deals. Here are the best ones around the city this week.
We all know Beyoncé is the queen of all things music, fashion, women's empowerment and basically everything in life, but her newest endeavor is actually in the juice world. When life handed her lemons, in typical B fashion she surprised us yet again with... drumroll please... watermelon water. Of course, fans are wondering, will there be a lemonade flavor?
What do cronuts, Air Jordans, and Hamilton tickets have in common? There's a service that lets you hire people to wait in line for all three of these. Cue the collective eye-rolls and groans of "Only in New York."
We go to restaurants for two reasons only. One, to take pictures of our food and two, to take pictures of ourselves. We are upgrading from taking pics to taking vids at our local eateries. The Hotpoint Lightboxes are currently in over 70 venues nationally from Los Angeles to New York. It allows you to record GIFs (animated images) of your crazy night out at your favorite dining places with your besties, which will leave others with a feeling of missing out. And if you are that person who did not get invited, you can use the Hotpoint App to get a sneak peek of what's happening inside those venues. Catch the video booths at these restaurants the next time you visit.
We all have that person, that guy we met at a frat party or a concert, the girl we met with our beer goggles firmly in place. We enjoy getting a drink or two and perhaps indulging in a night of steamy passion but it's never going to be anything more. You don't have their full name in your phone, you have not introduced them to your friends, and frankly you don't really want anyone to know about this person. So where do you go on these so called "dates" that you know will lead nowhere? These are the top 10 places to bring that person you are embarrassed to be seen with in public.
Let's go way back and check out some of our favorite celebrities' LOL-worthy first snaps on the 'gram. Terrible editing, photos of sunsets, and (brace yourselves) black borders await. Thank the Instagram gods that these A-listers have since stepped up their selfie games, majorly.
Today, everyone's favorite '80s heartthrob turns 50! John Cusack, congratulations on upping the hot factor of older men everywhere. For every character you've brought to life, for every article you've written, and for forever ruining "In Your Eyes," we thank you. Breaking hearts everywhere with his sensitive, smart side and that shy smile - Cusack is just as swoon-worthy at 50 as he was when he first raised that boombox over his head. Celebrate this actor-activist's 50th with five reasons to still be as obsessed with him as you were when he graced the covers of your Tiger Beat.