What's the perfect addition to any brunch, lunch or dinner no matter who you're with? Your favorite beer or bottle of wine, duh. Thankfully, these restaurants understand our priorities and are making our lives easier with their BYOB policies. Check out our favorite BYOB spots and figure out where you'll be bringing your friends and bottles next. Cheers!
It doesn't get much cooler than Reebok Classic and Fader Magazine, which is why we couldn't wait for last night's #CoastToCoast culmination at NYC's Openhouse Gallery. The NYC edition of the concert series, which kicked off in LA, coincided with the 25th anniversary of the Reebok Classic Ventilator, a must-have in every sneaker-lover's closet. Copies of the latest issue of Fader were available around the blue-lit space, alongside displays of the revamped (yet classic) kicks. VIPs mingled in a private lounge, where they were able to score some Reebok swag, including a new pair of sneakers. DJ Brenmar kept the hip, downtown crowd lively until the night's main event - a dance-heavy and electric performance by Kiesza. The show, though intimate, was as energetic as ever, with both Kiesza (plus her dancers) and the crowd jumping around to the singer's hits. Click through for an inside look at the event!
While many in the art world flew South to Miami this week, the scene back in New York was still hopping as crowds gathered in Chelsea last night at Able Fine Art Gallery’s Dawn to Decadence reception for artist Annika Connor. Connor is a Brooklyn-based painter who works in the decadent aesthetic of a romantic. The exhibition features her latest watercolor and oil painting series that meditate on indulgence and psychoneurosis. Connor puts a fascinating spin on “beauty” via disenchantment in a world of mutated fantasy. The nostalgic aspiration to the materialistic and hedonistic life of the past allows a sort of spiritual contemplation to travel and escape out of the mundane.
There is nowhere better than New York City during the holiday season. Whether you're in town solely for the holiday, or you're a Manhattanite looking for a little local oasis, these are the hot spots where you should be spending your time in style.
Tonight, DJ Jilly Hendrix and Lo Bosworth step out to celebrate Paul Franks pop-up shop, while the Judd Foundation celebrates its Egg Nog Holiday party and more! As always for full details and more events, check out our calendar.
Think the Oscars, but for shoes! Last night, Footwear News and Zappos presented the 2014 Footwear News Achievement Awards, highlighting the most influential footwear designers and CEOs from this year. The group of accomplished honorees included: Sarah Jessica Parker for "Launch of the Year" for her SJP Collection, Nicole Richie for "Influencer of the Year," Stan Smith for "Shoe of the Year" for his collaboration with Adidas, Stuart Weitzman for "Marketer of the Year," and Giuseppe Zanotti for "Designer of the Year," among others. Towards the end of the red carpet, celebrities including Joe Zee, Brooke Burke, Fern Mallis and Misty Copeland were encouraged to take a "Shoe Selfie" to share with fans. From designers wearing their own designs, to guests and fans wearing their favorite designer, attendees hailed the art of the shoe. For example, Stan Smith wore his Adidas staple-design shoe with green details and a suit. Some guests also opted for the same easy and cool sneaker, and got in line to take a photo with the tennis player-turned-designer to share their admiration! For more from last night's event, be sure to check out our slideshow.
Several weeks ago, between the New York music takeover starting with CMJ and ending with the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, an eager group of people patiently waited for an email containing little more than an unassuming address in Chinatown. The lucky few scuttled over to the venue hours after receiving the email, and within half an hour it was at capacity. What proceeded was one of the weirdest, wildest underground parties thrown this year, hosted by New York’s most compelling new record label, Safer At Night. If you thought NYC's underground scene has faded, click through to find out just how alive it is.
We think we can all admit that being in a relationship isn't always all it's cracked up to be. Having to deal with all of the petty and loud arguments—or even worse, getting the silent treatment that's filled with a ridiculous amount of side eye—can sometimes be pretty frustrating and stressful. But that, our friends, is where a nice bottle of fine wine comes in. You don't have to be a wino to understand the power of a rich glass of Pinot Noir or why getting down and dirty with Chardonnay will involve a lot less headaches than that heated conversation with your boyfriend will. In fact, there are a lot of reasons why wine is better than having a boyfriend. We'll start you off with our favorites...
Eponymous brands are nothing new in the world of fashion, but how many times have you come across one whose name was shared by two designers? Enter Veronica Beard, the NYC-based label launched by sisters-in-law, that's right, both named Veronica Beard. But it's not just their unique back story that has us (and a legion of stylish superwomen) hooked. After leaving their respective careers in finance and fashion/marketing, Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard joined forces to create classic-cool wardrobe staples for the working women and mothers who inspire them every day. From launching their signature jacket with interchangeable "dickeys" in 2010 to developing a full range of tailored must-haves, the designers have come quite a long way, showing at New York Fashion Week and appearing in the closets of some of the city's most successful women. We caught up with the Beard sisters at their Chelsea showroom to pick their brains about everything from design aesthetics to winter beauty tips. Click through for all their secrets!