Last night, the 2nd Annual Save the Children Illumination Gala took place at The Plaza Hotel's grand ballroom in New York City. The evening honored Ben Affleck, The Right Honorable Tony Blair, Austin Hearst, T.J. Maxx, and more. Jennifer Garner served as the evening's host as a Save the Children artist ambassador and trustee. Through Ben's acceptance speech, the couple complimented and joked with each other on the podium. The event also featured a performance by Trisha Yearwood, featuring her two songs, "PrizeFighter" and "How Do I Live." The gala benefited the organization's efforts to help end preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths with early childhood education. In total, the event raised $1.38 million; the last four minutes of the gala there was a fundraiser that raised $174,000. For more from last night, check out our slideshow.
Tonight’s 5th Annual WishNYC: A Toast to Wishes is the place to be for young urban professionals who want to make a difference in a sick child’s life. The event will raise funds and awareness in support of Make-A-Wish Metro New York. Enjoy a premium open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, live performances by nationally recognized DJs, a red carpet with full press media coverage, large premium silent auction, raffles and a few surprises not to be missed. Visit www.toasttowishes.com to purchase tickets or donate to this great cause. For more information, please contact Gail Monaco at firstname.lastname@example.org
The holiday season is here and that means sweet treats galore baked by friends and family. We know how hard it can be to resist taking a cookie, or two - or three. Colder temps can only mean christmas, candy, and comfort food BUT that doesn't have to be a bad thing. We found 10 guilt-free holiday treats perfect for any gathering that will have your mouth watering. Click through to see our favorite desserts for a happy and healthy holiday!
No matter how old we get, first dates are always inevitably awkward. If you're reading this and don't think first dates are awkward, you're probably an alien, sorry to break it to you. Either way, these eight bars offering fun activities can help make any date more casual and less stressful. Click through, find a spot, and get back to worrying about what you're going to wear.
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As New Yorkers, we're almost always on the hunt for our next apartment. Here at GofG, we decided to take a break from looking at listings for reasonably-priced studio apartments, since they're non-existent, and started checking out the most expensive listings we could find on StreetEasy, just for the masochistic fun of it. Click through our slideshow to see what people are willing to pay hundreds of millions of dollars for in this top-notch city (and start planning room designs for your future dream apartment).
We've all had that nightmare vacation experience: arrive in a new city, scour internet reviews, and end up in the "hottest restaurant" in town where the food resembles leftover pizza for breakfast (not that that isn't good, but come on). Everyone tries to plan their vacations down to the last detail, but somehow we always end up scrambling for information in a foreign place where all we know how to say is "Hola." Thankfully, we found the five best travel apps that will be by your side through any of your traveling traumas. Click through to see our picks and bon voyage!
Last night, guests gathered for a special screening of Focus Features' The Theory Of Everything film, an event hosted by Sofia Coppola. Stars of the new film Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, were both in attendance alongside other notable guests including Molly Ringwald, Tory Burch, and AnnaSophia Robb. Following the screening, guests headed to an after party at a private residence. For an inside look at this exclusive event, be sure to check out our slideshow.
There’s something sexy about “raw egg” and “coupe” in the same sentence. While the concept tends to deter the squeamish, this old-world concoction is backed by some serious alchemy and fueled by a new-age revival. A good eggtail is generally made with a fresh, unpasteurized white given a good shake sans ice (also known as “the dry shake”) along with its sister ingredients, allowing the proteins to coagulate for a luscious froth. Ice is then incorporated to cool and slightly dilute the drink, which is strained and served (usually) straight up. Take a look at some of the city’s best takes on this silky-smooth sipper…we’ll spare you the egg puns.