Romain Pianet, the Senior Brand Director for Piper-Heidsieck & Charles Heidsieck Champagne has some tips on how to insure that you’re getting a good year, a good value, and an item that’s sure to impress your guests. (Our favorite tip? For a very merry holiday, try a Blanc de Blancs).
Many brands claim they’re selling champagne, so make sure the brand you’re buying comes from the Champagne region. If it’s not from that region, it’s not champagne. It’s perhaps prosecco, or cava, or sparkling wine, or possibly ginger ale. Read More
It’s almost impossible to make it through the holidays without having to solicit the help of a customer service rep. What if Bubbie brakes her new iPhone trying to take a selfie? What if Uncle Steven spills Manischewitz all over the new Xbox? The possibilities for disaster are endless.
Thankfully, PC Mag has put together Read More
he Aesthete’s director of public relations tells you what she wears to every type of event this season Read More
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No one takes the holidays more seriously than Martha Stewart.
She has to. Everyone is a lifestyle guru now. It’s not just celebrities—although in recent years Martha has found herself in competition with everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Padma Lakshmi—it’s also your aunt, who now shares all her recipes on Pinterest, and your friend from high school who Instagrams his home decorating projects. Read More
Saturday Night Live
By far, the best thing Saturday Night Live has brought us in the past two years has been Bill Hader‘s “Weekend Update” character Stefon: the club promoter/city correspondent whose ideas for “family fun” usually involve some combination of terrifying dungeon imagery, punny drag queen names, and politically incorrect uses for “midgets.” (Their word, not ours.)
That’s why this holiday season, the best gift you could get is one sent to you by the cast and crew of Saturday Night Live, featuring Stefon in the set of the Norman Rockwell “Freedom From Want” painting.
This was first put online (to the best of our knowledge) by theater publicist Aaron Meier, who received one of the cards and put it on Tumblr, where it was subsequently picked up by Mediaite.
For a larger photo, check below. And then forward to all your friends and family, because this picture definitively answers the question “Buh-whaaa?”
Fun-loving readers may remember a fun New York Magazine item a few weeks back in which freelance writer Kevin Roose snuck past some clipboard-weilding hostesses to provide an engaging account of what sounded like a pretty unengaging Blackstone holiday party. Well, it turns out that the higher-ups at Blackstone will not take an Read More
Two years after the financial crisis effectively neutered Wall Street’s ability to ring in the holidays with style, some of the nation’s largest banks are still keeping the eggnog in the cubpoard. TheStreet.com reports that Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS and Bank of America will not be throwing holiday parties this year. Read More
Don't Touch My Junk
After a few weeks of bad press over invasive new security measures, TSA has a new strategy for seeing what’s inside your pants–charming them off you.
Behold TSA Blog, penned by pseudonymous yuckster Blogger Bob in order to “facilitate an ongoing dialogue on innovations in security, technology Read More
If you were planning to sneak off and check your work email during the Thanksgiving holiday, don’t bother. Just do it right at the dinner table, like everyone else.
A new study from Xobni and Harris Interactive found that 60 percent of people check their work email over the holidays, and a third of Read More