Will and Kate are in the building - we repeat, Will and Kate are in the building. Well, they're in NYC, but they will be in the building tonight when they head to the Barclays Center to catch their first ever NBA game in Brooklyn. We wonder if Prince William and Duchess Kate will run into our own royal couple tonight in the house that Jay built (would Kate or Beyonce curtsy first?). Then again, why wonder when you can just see for yourself? If you're as royal-obsessed as we are, chances are you're planning your casual stalking spree as we speak. Well, since you'll need to wait for the Brooklyn Nets game to end so you can catch a glimpse of Mr. and Mrs. Charming, we've rounded up the top local spots near the Barclays Center to eat dinner, have a drink, and pretend that you're not totally psycho.
The controversial media giant may have had its humble beginnings in Montreal, but anyone who's familiar with VICE knows that Brooklyn was the only place the mag could have properly celebrated its 20th birthday on Friday. And a Brooklyn party it was—filled with beards, bands, and plenty of booze. Hundreds of VICE-lovin' partygoers waited in the rain at the gates of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, hoping to make it into the party before the musical supergroups of the night took to the stage. Plenty were lucky enough to get to the Duggal Greenhouse early, with plenty of time to peruse the variety of food trucks parked outside the venue before heading in and hitting one of the many open bars. The crowd tightened up, of course, when Andrew W.K. started the party with his hit "Party Hard," and became the official "unofficial" MC of the night, introducing everyone from Chromeo and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Ghostface Killah and the Black Lips onto the stage. The two most memorable performers, however, were the surprise celebrity guests, Jonah Hill and Scarlett Johansson, who sang sultry (yes, sultry) renditions of Drake and New Order songs, respectively. (Jonah Hill also faux-pleaded with Drake to be his friend, so let's wait and see how that turns out.)
We all have that one friend who is a total domestic goddess. She's the one that, without fail, manages her home and prepares meals with elegance and beauty. This holiday, give back to your domestic friend and thank her for all those years of entertaining she has done for you. We've rounded up the perfect gifts that will add to her perfect apartment/lifestyle, so click through and get ready to shop!
With holiday bazaars from Refinery 29 and NeueHouse, you'll finally make some progress on that gift shopping. Why not decompress from your hunt with a spirited party (like The New York Botanical Garden's Annual Winter Wonderland Ball) this week? As always, for more events, check out our calendarand be sure to follow us onTwitterandInstagramfor inside-exclusives of these A-list events.
Last night marked the star-studded premiere of the much-anticipated new crime drama, A Most Violent Year at the Florence Gould Hall Theater. Director J.C. Chandor, and stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain all made their way down the red carpet, accompanied by former Girls co-stars, Zosia Mamet and Christopher Abbott. The night continued with an after party presented by Giorgio Armani, who dressed the big names for both the event and the film, at Armani / Ristorante, where guests including Zachary Quinto and Dan Stevens helped continue the celebration. Click through for an inside look at the A-list premiere and get a sneak peek at the vintage style Chastain's character flaunts in the new film.
As 2014 comes to a close, we decided to look back at the songs that kept us motivated throughout all our fitness ventures. Since staying in shape is especially hard during the holidays, we decided to share our workout playlist with you. Whether you're biking, running, or lifting, these tunes are the perfect way to get pumped up and power through. Click through for our 14 favorite workout songs of the year!
Every year we say the same thing. The holidays are about time spent with loved ones and the spread of good cheer. We vow to be less materialistic, and spend more energy on the things that matter. But let's face it, everyone loves to give and get gifts - and the practice will always be a big part of the season. The look on the aforementioned loved ones' faces when you give them something special is certainly an example of that "good cheer," right? And even better if the gift you bought spread that same cheer to another face somewhere around the globe. Click through for our list of the most covetable gifts that just happen to also donate proceeds to charity, employ those in need and/or support worthy causes of all kinds.
The 8th Annual Friends of St. Jude Winter Gala kicks off at the Bowery Hotel, while The United Against Ebola Benefit gets underway at Landmark On the Park. As always, for full event details and more information, check out ourcalendar.
Last night, a chic crowd joined Olivia Jeanette, founder of Corporate Catwalk, for a holiday soiree at the Josie Natori boutique in Nolita. Throughout the night, guests enjoyed haikus from The Haiku Guys, Instagram printouts from The Bosco Booth as well as champagne and delicious cupcakes from Prohibition Bakery. In case you are not familiar, Josie Natori is an expressive designer with collections that consists of Ready-to-Wear, lingerie, sleepwear, accessories, home and fragrance. For a look at last night's event, check out our slideshow!
Folks in fashion and design may anxiously look forward to Pantone's prediction of the upcoming year's hottest new color, but that doesn't always mean they're going to like it. This year's just-announced pick is Marsala, and it's already stirred up quite a bit of controversy. True, it recalls thoughts of a delicious chicken dish, but the subtler version of ox blood also has people referencing gross '70s carpets and stale food. We, however, don't think it's that bad. In fact, it's the perfect color to delve into winter wearing. Click through for our Marsala product picks and find out how you can start incorporating Pantone's 2015 color of the year into your wardrobe (without looking like a plate of chicken).