There's nothing like Christmastime in New York—the hustle and bustle of taxis and tourists, the jingle jangle of street corner Santas, the ever-present scent of Starbucks peppermint mocha in the air. OK, so we may have exaggerated that last bit, but no city comes close, especially when it comes to department stores and the shows they put on for passerby. Since mid-November, in fact, the sidewalks have been shining with the decadent displays of our favorite fashion outposts along Fifth Avenue and beyond. From Lord & Taylor's vintage revisiting of old New York to Bergdorf's haute take on the holidays, here's your ultimate guide to NYC's winter window wonderland!
2013 has been an incredible year for music, so naturally the year is ending with a string of highly-anticipated concerts in NYC. Whether you're looking for the next big artist or want to see a chart-topper, we've rounded up the shows we're most excited for. From Beyonce at Barclays Center to A$AP Rocky and The Black Keys sharing a stage at the Highline Ballroom, here's your December Concert Guide.
Now that Thanksgiving is over and December is upon us, it's officially holiday party season. And while you can expect to don more than your share of chic coctail dresses over the next few weeks, you should also be prepared to throw a few ugly sweaters into the mix. There's no party quite like an ugly sweater party to get you in the holiday spirit. But before you go pulling out that gaudy, tacky number from storage, we've rounded up some stylish sweater options that put a chic touch on the traditional ugly sweater. Click through for 10 of our favorites to spread some cheer this season. More»
Now that we're officially in December, our shopping list is getting longer. But who says that the perfect gift has to be expensive? Finding a chic and cheap gift is easy with our guide to keep you under budget and in style. Gift giving can be stressful enough, but we've got you covered. Click through to see our favorite stocking stuffer finds under $30 for anyone on your list. More»
The holidays means party season and party hair! And what better way to dress up your look than to rock some bling-tastic accessories in your next holiday hair style? Whether used to accent a glamorous updo or a fancy wraparound headband, nothing will brighten your look like some sparkling hair baubles. We've rounded up some of our favorite pieces that will ensure you'll be the belle of the ball. More»
While many of us were enjoying time off to celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend, the holiday break took a tragic turn on Saturday when Hollywood lost one of its most talented action stars. At just 40 years old, Paul Walker was involved in a fatal car crash on his way back from a charity event with his organization Reach Out WorldWide. Seeing as we've been fans of the bright-eyed leading man since his start in the '90s, we remember Paul Walker, from his Pleasantville beginnings to his fierce stardom in The Fast and the Furious, and everything in between. More»
Why run around the city for holiday sales when everything you could ever want is right at your fingertips? Given the upcoming weather forecast, we've been getting more and more excited about Cyber Monday. With great deals on sites like Intermix and Shopbop, you'll be amazed to learn about all the savings out there. So click through to see some of the deals we're excited to start our holiday shopping with! More»
If you're thinking about how you're going to stuff your face on Thursday, go ahead and do it without the guilt! We've rounded up some of the best workout classes around the city to help you burn off your extra stuffing this holiday. Click through to learn about some of these turkey-burning classes in NYC.
Though we usually think of Black Friday as a day for incredible shopping, it would only be sensical for a city full of foodies to start offering dining deals too, right? From Bagatelle to to Harlow, you'll be amazed to learn about these delicious Black Friday specials. Click through to decide where you'll go for a post-Thanksgiving feast.
While Thanksgiving is certainly a time for food, football, and family, here in New York City the word "family" extends much further than just grandma and grandpa. Show your support for fellow New Yorkers by giving a hand to your neighbors-in-need this holiday and you'll find out that giving back is the best way to give thanks. From turkey drives to online donations, here are the best ways to help out your community this turkey day. More»
Opting out of turkey and stuffing for a little NYC rendezvous? We're here to let you know what's going on this Thanksgiving Eve, and to help you plan your weekend accordingly. Push aside the sweet potatoes and throw on your leather jeggings; here is our Thanksgiving Party Guide for 2013. More»
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