2011 Celebrity Halloween Costume Roundup

Monday marks the official date for Halloween, but that didn’t stop some of our favorite celebrities from ringing in the holiday all weekend long. We’ve gathered some of our favorite looks from this year’s ghoulish holiday. Let is know where these celebrities rank. Continue reading

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Commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month In Style

We have a sneaky suspicion that there are more shopaholics out there than marathon runners. We also know that most folks would rather luxuriate in their own homes than pound the pavement. If you’re like us and fall into either or both of these categories, then we have some good news for you.

As October comes to a close, there’s still time to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month and support finding a cure. But let’s face it, we haven’t registered for any BCA walks and don’t have plans to (kudos to those who are). Yet there are ways, for those of us who prefer the luxe life to the sweaty life, to support breast cancer charities right from the comfort of our own homes. These 13 luxury products are sure to enhance your lifestyle while doing some good — providing funding for breast cancer research because a cure is long overdue! Continue reading

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Q&A With Sunny’s Hair & Wigs Owner Dafina Memberr

Meet, Dafina Memberr, owner of Sunny’s Hair and Wigs Boutique in Atlanta, Georgia.

What are some of your favorite looks this season?

I love the transition to fall and wearing leather jackets over a dress with tights and boots. A great fall hairstyle is one that is done with soft waves or curls that does well with the help of no humidity!

What is the perfect girls night out outfit?

A great peep-toe stiletto or platform heel with a soft knit off the shoulder dress. The outfit must feel good on you for you to feel good in it!

What are great ways to incorporate aqua and violet into your wardrobe?

Aqua and violet hair extensions are so in right now!

How would you describe the overall style of Atlanta?

Atlanta is very body conscious; tight is right! Wearing leggings and dresses helps celebrate all types of women and their curves. Continue reading

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Halloween Costumes You Can Find In Your Closet

Coming up with fun and unique Halloween costume ideas can sometimes become a challenge, especially if you don’t want to break the bank.  I mean, who really has the funds to splurge on Halloween costumes these days, especially when it’s only being worn for one night.  The key to staying on budget is to shop your closet first.  This way you will only need to buy miscellaneous items to help pull the look together. Here are six female costume ideas that you will be able to create from your very own wardrobe.

Jersey Shore’s Snooki – She may not be the fashion icon you look to for style inspiration, but one thing’s for sure, this girl knows how to party! Pile on the animal print and just get wild and crazy. From your closet, throw on your tightest, most skimpiest and shortest dress or skirt. Don’t forget the cleavage baring tops and an insanely pair of furry boots. Go for an intense smoky eye and a high bump-up ‘do. Accessorize with wacky sunglass and a red plastic cup. Lastly, gather your girls, a few bottles of Hpnotiq Harmonie and pre-game Jersey Shore style! Continue reading

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Behind the Bar: Julie Nahan of Sushi Axiom

Meet bartender Julie Nhan of Dallas’ Sushi Axiom.

When and why did you get into mixology?

I got into mixology about four years ago. I trained in Addison, Texas to become a bartender. Bartending is my passion when I was younger, messing around with drinks and liquors with different flavors and tastes to come up with amazing cocktails.

 

Tell me a bit about your bar. What would you tell someone who has never been here before?

I bartend at Sushi Axiom off Henderson, the heart of uptown Dallas. It’s an upscale, classy, up-beat sushi restaurant with a full bar. We have our own unique delicious cocktails and different flavored martini recipes that make everyone’s taste buds happy.

 

What do you love about working behind the bar?

I love trying to come up with different new recipes, whether they’re failures or successes! Looking at customers thoroughly enjoying my cocktails makes every day at work so much better! Continue reading

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How to Escape a Bad Date

He’s rude, annoying, pretentious — and you haven’t even ordered a glass of wine, yet.  The next time you’re out with Mr. Wrong, use one of these evening-ending strategies to get your booty out of there.

Mr. Feelin’-Himself

This guy has been following you around the gym for weeks. He’s always offering to spot you, so he can sneak a few glances down your shirt. Finally, you give in and go out on a date with him to get him off your back. After a few drinks you start dancing, and he begins rubbing up against you like an animal in heat. It’s going to take more than a polite dismissal at the end of the night to convince Mr. Aggressive that his eager-beaver attitude isn’t working for you; you can’t be subtle with men who have major egos. Bring up a topic that will turn off his sexual advances like, “I’m just dying to get married and have a baby like all of my friends!” or “Buy me another drink. Alcohol helps clear up yeast infections.” Continue reading

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Hpnotiq Halloween-Themed Cocktails

You might be too old to trick-or-treat, but who says you can’t appreciate Halloween as an adult? Hpnotiq’s celebrating the ghoulish holiday with a few tasty Halloween-inspired cocktails. Check out our mixology video to learn how to make these cocktails for your next Halloween party.

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5 Items You Can Borrow From Your Man’s Closet

With so many fashion-forward men running around these days, getting inspiration from your beau’s closet has gotten that much easier — that is if you’re lucky enough to be dating one that is style savvy. Whether or not your man spends his spare time dog-earring pages of GQ and Details magazines or surfing through his favorite men’s fashion blog for inspiration, he’s bound to have a few basic pieces that you’ll be able to borrow and use for your own instant wardrobe inspiration.

Here are 5 items to you can borrow from your guy’s closet with ease: Continue reading

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Bartender Johnny Posh of Fort Lauderdale’s Posh Lounge

Meet bartender John Janho a.k.a. “Johnny Posh,” of Fort Lauderdale’s Posh Lounge.

When and why did you get into mixology?

It was in my field.  It’s a family business; plus I went to school for culinary and hospitality.

 

Tell me a bit about your bar. What would you tell someone who has never been there before?

It’s exactly what the name leads you to believe; it’s a posh, upscale, sophisticated and modern lounge.

 

What do you love about working behind the bar?

I love getting to meet new people all the time.

 

What sets HPNOTIQ apart from the rest of the cocktail world?

The fact that it’s so easy to mix with just about anything.

 

Tell us about your specialty HPNOTIQ cocktail. What occasion is it perfect for? Continue reading

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7 Reasons to Date a Younger Man

Cougars are so hot right now. Beautiful, sexy, successful women all over the country are dating significantly younger men (Hello, Demi and Ashton).

Although there have been recent reports that couple are headed towards a split, we can’t blame Demi from trying. There’s plenty of perks to being with a younger man — even if commitment isn’t one of them.

More Energy. Generally, younger guys have more energy and enthusiasm than their older counterparts. That means they’ll usually be happy to try new restaurants or attend late night events as your plus one, they’ll expend energy doing things to impress you, and they won’t necessarily be as quick to complain as older guys might. Continue reading

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