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by Erin Darling [31 Dec 2011 | No Comment | 725 views]
How To Get A New Year’s Kiss

If you’re ever been single on New Year’s Eve, you know that midnight kisses don’t just happen. They are meticulously planned. Which is exactly why we, single soldiers, need a guide written with military precision to help us execute what may seem like mission impossible. Here is your mission, if you choose to accept it.

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by popfix [5 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,015 views]
THE GUIDE: What To Wear In 2011

Who doesn’t love entering a new year with a new outlook on life? If one of your resolutions in 2011 is to transform into a fashionista, you’re in luck. This will be a great year for fashion novices! Some of the biggest trends that we’ve seen on the runway for Spring 2011 are also some of the easiest to wear. It’s time to bring in the new year with new trends!

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by Kelcey Bridges [16 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,839 views]
Holiday Trends: What To Wear To That Special Party

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And you know what that means? You need a new wardrobe to usher in this festive season. Now, I can’t quite give you a “Guide of How to Buy a New Wardrobe” – but I can give you some hints on this season’s amazing holiday dress trends that are sure to have you shinning this Holiday season.

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by Rudy Klapper [31 Aug 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,080 views]
THE CRITIC: Ra Ra Riot’s “The Orchard” Catchy Album Of Baroque-Pop

I love it when bands surprise me. For someone who thought Ra Ra Riot were like a lesser Vampire Weekend with a string section after 2008′s so-so The Rhumb Line, I was ready to push through The Orchard and let it down gently. Then I listened to it, and lo and behold, a band I had written off ends up backhanding me across the face with one of the better albums I’ve heard all year. Previous fans of the band will no doubt be delighted to hear that singer Wes Miles still sounds like Ezra Koenig, if a little more prone to falsetto, and that the band’s bouncy brand of pop-rock is still very much in evidence (just check out that ADD bass line on uber-catchy single “Boy”). But whereas The Rhumb Line was all meaty melodies and festival-ready sing-a-longs, The Orchard feels like a proper album of baroque pop – the songwriting is noticeably stronger, the band takes their time around the tunes rather than jumping headfirst into hooks, and the lovely strings of violinist Rebecca Zeller and cellist Alexandra Lawn seem far more integrated into the affairs here rather than the gimmick they at times appeared to be on their debut.

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by DeAnna Lorraine [14 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 937 views]
5 Love Lessons We Can Learn From The Bachelorette

As I was watching The Bachelorette Monday night with a group of my girlfriends, and of course, adding my commentary and predictions with every scene, I realized yet again just how many lessons we can take from the show and how many do’s, don’ts and massive faux pas there are among the bachelors and bachelorettes. So I’m going to recap week by week the best and worst dating lessons we can learn from every week’s episode.

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by Erin Darling [2 Jun 2010 | 4 Comments | 1,417 views]
Top 5 Tips For A Better Beach Body

Memorial Day has come and gone, and as we enter the month of June, there’s one question that’s inevitably weighing on everyone’s mind…”Am I ready for swimsuit season?” Although getting ready to bare skin on the beach may seem like a daunting task, personal trainer Anthony Golston says all it takes is a little determination, “The steps are easy to follow. It’s just sticking to them.” As a former scholarship athlete and certified trainer with celebrity clientele, Golston knows his way around a gym and (more importantly) how to get results. I sat down with Golston to get his best tips on how to get a body that’s as hot as the sweltering summer heat.

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by popfix [26 May 2010 | 3 Comments | 2,572 views]
Hips And Hair New Collection Preview

Our friends at Hips and Hair are at it again, creating our favorite pop culture-inspired tee shirts. This season is filled with images of things we love… references to our vanity-obsessed culture, film noir, and femme fatale characters…all ready for you on a pre-shrunk tee shirt. The newest designs from Hips and Hair are available on their website, but here’s a peek at our favorite looks from this season.

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by Erin Darling [19 May 2010 | 4 Comments | 1,720 views]
Bodega: Everyman’s Wine Bar

For my first wine bar review, I chose Bodega partially because their mission statement goes hand in hand with the philosophy of Celebrity Wine Review (one of the sites I host for); “wine for one and wine for all.” This laid back bar aims to remove the snobby element of wine tasting and replace it with fun. The environment is dark and lit with candles, music floating through the background, and well dressed patrons sitting at tables or couches with pillows. Although it would be a great destination for a date, I visited Bodega with a group of friends, some who were very familiar with the menu (always an advantage when you’re a first-timer!). We split a bottle of Terre des Papes, Cotes du Rhone, which was light, delicious and a bit dry. Overall, a choice we were all quite happy with.