New Yorkers may go into a frenzy whenever Will and Kate come for a visit, but if there's one Londoner that NYC society will always be loyal to, it's Lucy Sykes Rellie. Along with her twin sister, novelist Victoria "Plum" Sykes, Lucy has navigated her way through the galas and charity balls, fashion shows and glossy offices, to the top of the city's social scene, earning a reputation for being glamorous, charming, and effortlessly stylish along the way. After four years spent as the Fashion Director of Marie Claire, creating an international children's line, and a stint as the Fashion Director of Rent The Runway, Lucy has now taken to the pen, with her own novel, The Knockoff, on the way in 2015. We couldn't help but wonder how a woman who wears so many hats has time to stay stylish, sociable, and inspired, so we sat down with Lucy in her West Village home and talked everything from secret gardens to Glade® scents that remind her of home.
During the dreary winter, getting a proper drink at an elegant cocktail bar with friends can be the perfect pick-me-up. And while everyone has their timeless favorites, the new crop of bars that opened this year are some of the most stylish and exciting in New York. From the opulent new lounge from the Raines Law Room team to the coolest new Houston Street watering hole, these are the bars you'll be toasting at now - and long into 2015.
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For anyone who has spent time in the downtown creative circle, there's a good chance you're already familiar with Rivington Design House. The innovative team has had its hands in branding for dozens of companies, from Rachel Zoe to The Surf Lodge, slowly becoming one of the best boutique design firms in NYC. To boot, the office space on Kenmare Street doubles as a gallery where artists and designers have exhibited unique works for both visitors and passersby to experience. Behind Rivington Design House is Brion Isaacs, an artist-turned-musician-turned-entrepreneur.
In case you haven't noticed, we here at Guest of a Guest tend to think of ourselves as gift-giving professionals. So far, we've led you through 12 Days of Gifting with some of our closest and coolest friends, we've given you shopping tips for beauty buffs, "Lumbersexuals," and even the Olsens, and our founder, Rachelle Hruska, shared her ultimate wish list. But now it's our turn to present our personal picks for giving and getting this holiday season. From "Screw You" slippers to SoulCycle sessions (and everything in between!), click through to see what the GofG staff is hoping for this year.
After the holidays, plan a nearby getaway to Connecticut, New Jersey, upstate New York, or Pennsylvania to relax and enjoy some time off. If you're looking to travel further, head even more north to Vermont or New Hampshire for the perfect holiday vacation. The East Coast has so much to offer, and at times it may seem like we are stuck in a bubble in NY. Whether you're looking for affordable lodging or a five star resort for the weekend, we've got you covered. Plus, there's no need to take any time off of work, just head over Friday evening and you can be back in the city by Sunday night.
Last minute holiday shopping requires patience, thought, and planning in advance. You don't have to dish out hundreds of dollars on shopping this year if you know the right places to go. We've dug through our emails and called up some friends to find you the best sample sales this season. Don't be afraid to get something for yourself either - these deals won't last long and you may never find that perfect Acne jacket again.
Dreading your next voyage in the sky? Thanks to new podcasts, a slue of brilliant apps, and genius portable necessities, boredom is quickly becoming a thing of the past when it comes to traveling. So settle into your seat (first class if you're lucky!), enjoy the complimentary peanuts, and enjoy these ten ways to pass the time on your next flight.
While most people are busy with family visits, holiday shopping, and company parties, New Yorkers have to sift through scores of options to figure out the best way to close out the year in style. To make that easier, we've once gain compiled a list of the coolest New Year's Eve events in the city. From Rita Ora's Top of the Standard bash to Disclosure's Pier 94 blowout, here are the top parties to end the year, and be sure to check back for regular updates!