5 Shoe Styles You Should Never Wear on a First Date

He finally asked you out, now what?! It’s time to figure out what you will wear on your first date. Although we would like to believe that most guys pay no attention to what we are wearing, there are a few who actually take notes. You definitely don’t want to make the mistake of turning off your crush on the first date by wearing overly suggestive garments or shoes he might find hideous. Always opt for simple, classic shoe options.  Here are five shoe styles you might want to stay away from on the first date. Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him (and possibly her)

Just when we thought that the gift-giving season was over, here comes Valentine’s Day– as if we’re still not recovering from all the Christmas spending.  Don’t worry there’s still time, but now is a good idea to start thinking of gift ideas for the guy in your life.  Yes, guy.  Despite Valentine’s Day being marketed towards women, it’s a day to express you love and adoration for that special guy as well.  Not sure what to get him?  Try shopping for 2-in1 and/or unisex gifts you both can enjoy.  Here are 5 simple Valentine Day gifts ideas.

 

Reservations at a new restaurant:  Take the pressure off your guy this year, take charge and make reservations at a new restaurant you both have been dying to try. Don’t forget the wine and dessert!  Head over to Opentable.com and make those reservations! Continue reading

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7 Guys You Should Never Date

You may think that your new guy is flawless, as love can blind even the smartest women. But sadly, no one is perfect. While there are amazing men out there to date, there are certain types to avoid all together.

 

Mama’s Boy: Of course you want your man to love and cherish his darling mother, but not live in her basement, eat her groceries and nap all day while she cleans his room.  A guy who still sleeps on his childhood twin bed covered in Star Wars sheets is a big no-no. Continue reading

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Behind the Bar: Arturo Huerta of Amerigo’s Grille

Meet bartender Arturo Huerta of Texas’ Amerigo’s Grille.

When and why did you get into mixology?

I started back in 2005 because I heard it was good money. I also like how social the job is and I always loved making drinks. Continue reading

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6 Fun (and Low-Cost) Date Ideas for the Winter Season

Now that the hectic holiday season is over, we’ve still got a few months of bitter chill to make it through before the spring arrives.  Plan a few of these winter dates with your new crush or boyfriend to heat up the long, cold winter. Continue reading

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Top 10 Celebrity Hook Ups & Break Ups of 2011

Celebrity romances come and go like fashions trends.  And some won’t even last as long as the past few seasons of leggings (seriously, when will these go away?). 2011 brought many new relationships and ended some long-standing romances. Let’s take a look back at this past years heartbreaks and newfound loves.

The Destined to Fail Break Ups:

Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries - Their whirl-wind courtship, quick engagement, over-the-top wedding and short-lived marriage left all of us scratching our heads. Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas

Now that we’ve survived the Christmas and holiday season, it’s time to keep the festivities rolling as we party and cheers to the New Year. I say put on your shiniest of garments — anything sequins — and have fun with your look. When in doubt about what to wear for New Years Eve, go for the bling factor. Whether it’s a flashy short mini dress, a luminous blazer, or shoes that dazzle, celebrate the New Year sparkling like the champagne that’ll be overflowing in your glass.  Here are three New Year’s Eve party outfit ideas to keep you shining brightly into the New Year! Continue reading

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Behind the Bar: Heather Furr of Tzar Ultra Lounge

Meet Heather Furr. When she’s not tending to the bar at Tzar Ultra Lounge, you can find her “hut, hut, hiking” for her Lingerie Football League team, the Chicago Bliss. We caught up with the 2010 League MVP to chat about her life behind the bar.

When and why did you get into mixology?

About four years ago, I was serving drinks and thought it was a lot more fun to get behind the bar and make the drinks. It lets me get a little more crazy and allows me to be outgoing.

 

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

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Behind the Bar: Gil Levy of Uni Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Meet Gil Levy of Uni Shushi Market Street in Houston, Texas.

 

When and why did you get into mixology?

About three years ago; it was something I had been interested in for a while and an opportunity came up.

 

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Be Single (and Happy) on New Year’s Eve

New Years Eve’s is filled with champagne toasts, resolutions and romance. Or is it just a night like any other with high expectations leading the way for disappointments?  If you’re a single lady when ringing in 2012, don’t fret! There are ways to enjoy your night as the ball drops without a kiss from Mr. Right.

Host a Girls’ Night In. Invite all of your girlfriends over for a night of Harmonie cocktails, junk food and chick flicks. Get tipsy, indulge in calories before your January 1st cleanse and laugh the evening away with your favorite women. Continue reading

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