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.
Everyone loves dressing up for holiday happy hours, Christmas dinners, and New Year's Eve bashes, but when it comes to festive footwear, things can get a little tricky. What's a serious fashionista to do when all of her party shoes are covered in sequins and look more prom than posh? Not to worry, party girls, there are plenty of ways to shine sans the tacky sparkle this season. From bold metallic platforms to lush velvet boots, click through for eight unique ways to step up your shoe game this month!
Tonight, the Wired Pop Up hosts an event featuring Rob Base while Cole Hahn, Rose McGowan and DJ Elle Dee celebrate the FLATT magazine issue release, and more! As always, for full details and more events, check out our calendar.
All of the controversy surrounding The Interview may have culminated on Wednesday night when Sony Pictures officially cancelled the release of the film, but that didn't stop star James Franco from having a good time. Despite the studio's possible loss of $100 million due to the decision, Franco was apparently too caught up in the holiday spirit to mope, instead partying with the likes of Lady Gaga and Courtney Love at the residence of Museum of Modern Art director, Klaus Biesenbach. The diverse crowd of creatives also included Derek Blasberg and Marina Abramovic, the latter of whom posed alongside Gaga in a number of group shots. Rumor has it Gaga was a surprise guest, even to the host. But it was hardly an unwelcome party-crash, as Gaga and Biesenbach were by each other's sides all night, even taking a moment to cuddle up in bed together. In any case, we're glad Franco isn't letting this major setback knock him down. Keep on partying, James!
Holiday parties can be a huge headache, from planning the decorations to the guest list, it's hard enough to please everyone and still keep your cool. As a host, you have ample options for party venues throughout the city - most of which are fully booked for the holiday season. But if you're planning on throwing a company party or just gathering friends for the holidays, these new venues will cater to all your needs. Since we're always scouting for hip new places to throw parties, we know the ins and outs of the city's party venues. It's imperative to know all the non-common spaces available in the city, whether it's New York Fashion Week or New Year's. We're sharing our favorites with you, so be sure to book them before it's too late!
Whether you're heading to your boyfriend's house for Christmas dinner, enjoying a meal out in the city, or staying home in your favorite pair of festive pajamas, the holiday season is a time to dress up (or dress down). We've created seven Christmas ensembles for every occasion, guaranteed to make you look festive while staying comfortable. Click through our slideshow for every outfit and then get shopping!