Kala festival, Albania: party time in what feels like a paradise

A new arrival on the festival circuit, Albania is tempting younger holidaymakers to dance on its beaches and explore beyond its pristine shores

Just how seriously the Albanian ministry of tourism was taking Kala festival – the first international event of its kind in the country – became clear the moment we stepped off the boat at Saranda to find a police escort waiting to accompany our coaches on the winding, mountainous transfer. That and the arrival of prime minister Edi Rama the following day, for an impromptu poolside press conference with the organisers at our hotel.

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Fans Ask The RHOA Team To Give Phaedra Parks A ‘Redemption Season’ – They Want ‘Tardy For The Party’ Cancelled

Phaedra Parks just posted a photo featuring herself looking amazing on her social media account. Her fans praised her look, and they had some other things in mind as well. Check out her post below and read some of their comments.

‘It’s a #new #day make it a #great one! #wilheminamodels 📸: @robertector 💇🏽‍♀️: @dwhitewash,’ Phaedra captioned her photo which fans absolutely adored.

‘I like this pic Phae Phae @phaedraparks, and @bravorhoa should give you a redemption season. At least you won’t be full of shit like Sheree and Kim literal FAKE ASS,’ one follower posted.

It’s a #new #day make it a #great one! #wilheminamodels 📸: @robertector 💇🏽‍♀️: @dwhitewash

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‘@therealhousewivesofatlanta give her a redemption season. And please cancel tardy for the party nobody gives a s*it,’ another fan agreed.

‘You are Naturally…Beautiful Doe!! Doe – You Know!!’ someone else wrote, while another follower said  that ‘It’s amazing to see a model that looks more like me and not some superficial image @phaedraparks.’

‘We need you back on RHOA!’ one other person asked.

‘Yes, ma’am hunni. I love the entire look. You’re rocking it😍. Have an amazing day🤗🤗’ someone else gushed over Phaedra as well and another follower said ‘BEAUTY AND BRAINS!!!!! HAVE A BLESSED DAY @phaedraparks.’

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A$AP Rocky, Takashi Murakami Join Crowd at The Broken Arm and Prada Party

PRADA PARTY: A$ AP Rocky and Takashi Murakami were among the crowds from the fashion, music and art world that squished into a packed courtyard in Paris Saturday for a cocktail party hosted by The Broken Arm and Prada to celebrate a recent collaboration.
The concept store is selling limited editions of a Prada shirt from the fall men’s and women’s collection and has an installation on the collaboration at Parisian store through June 25.
“We wanted to take advantage of people being in Paris for Fashion week to have a gathering and catch up with our friends,” noted Romain Joste, one of The Broken Arm’s founding trio that also includes Anais Farge and Guillaume Steinmetz.
It was standing room only, even if benches were scattered about the space — fashioned as giant Prada delivery boxes turned on their sides, from the label’s fashion show.
People hovered in front of bins of beer and mini Champagne bottles politely, before realizing they were free to serve themselves. The idea was to keep things casual, but Parisians are not accustomed to drinking out of bottles.
“It feels like drinking beer!” laughed Elie Top, taking a swig from his mini Champagne bottle between puffs on a cigarette.
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Thom Browne’s Quirky Garden Party Draws Victor Cruz, Hidetoshi Nakata

OUTDOOR ORNAMENTS: Guests in the front row of Thom Browne’s men show had the best view of the garden gnomes scattered among the garden set with its flowers, pristine lawn and white picketed fence.
“They’re hilarious, first of all, but I think they’re cool. My mom has a bunch of them,” noted football player Victor Cruz. He looked a little closer — yes, hers were the same.

Victor Cruz 
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“She loves those gnomes in front of the house, it’s so funny,” he said with a grin. The football player has a sneaker project in the works, but all he could say was that a French luxury shoe brand is also involved.
“I can’t talk about it just yet — expect it around the top of the year, early next year—sneakers, that’s what I do,” he teased.
Retired Japanese soccer star Hidetoshi Nakata, meanwhile, is less involved in fashion these days and more concentrated on traditional Japanese crafts, including making sake.

Pierre Hardy and Hidetoshi Nakata 
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The gnomes prompted a chuckle from Pierre Hardy, too. Not so practical in Paris, noted the shoe designer, ruefully. “I am Parisian…I love gardens but am not so good at gardening,” he admitted.

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Small Political Actions to Take Each Week — No Matter What Party You’re In

small political actions to take each weekWhether or not the current issue of separating immigrant families at the border has contributed to your outrage fatigue or spurred you into taking action (and/or brought you to tears, as it did even for an on-the-air Rachel Maddow), you may be looking for small political actions to take each week to make your voice heard — no matter what party you’re in.

In the meantime, you might find it helpful to read our posts on the benefits of meditationhow to relax after a stressful day, how to take a partial social media break, how to focus on work (when other things are going on) … and, for very simple stress relief in general: coloring books for adults. If you want to get even more involved, check out our resources for women running for office.

Here are four websites that make it easy to learn about small political actions to take each week — plus one bonus site that helps you make a difference in other ways. If you know of any other groups with small political actions to take weekly or daily, we’d love to hear about them!

Daily Action

This site, which was created by the Creative Majority PAC (which is run by artists, musicians, and writers and assisted by MoveOn.org) sends daily action alerts by text to its subscribers — and they aren’t solely requests to call your representative. To start receiving them, text the word DAILY to 228466 (or just sign up on the site). One recent example: Call a company that’s in the position to profit from the separation of immigrant children from their families and tell them you won’t support them until they stop contributing to ICE’s actions.

Americans of Conscience Checklist

Writer Jennifer Hofmann puts together a non-partisan weekly email with actions to take on issues such as voting access, equality for all Americans, respectful treatment of immigrants, and so on — with the philosophy that “We’re Americans first and party second.” This week’s email suggests actions like asking your elected officials to hold town halls in July, or thanking the five Democratic and Republican senators who “mov[ed] to curb executive branch overreach by limiting President Trump’s authority on tariffs ” — along with many other things to do.

5 Calls

This site is an open-source project made by volunteers that encourages people to go beyond easy online efforts (retweeting, etc.) and call their representatives. You can sign up to get weekly email alerts that give you a phone number and short script regarding key issues such as “Demand Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Neilsen’s Resignation” and “Protect the Affordable Care Act and Its Protections for Preexisting Conditions.” You don’t have to sign up to get information on actions like these, though — just check the site and click on a particular issue that’s important to you.

My Civic Workout

I really like the mission of this site (which is run by a small team): “to help those feeling overwhelmed, daunted, and disheartened to engage in meaningful civic activism.” (Really, how many of us does that apply to?) You can sign up to receive a few emails a week that offer 5-minute, 10-minute, and 30-minute activism “workouts,” meaning you may be encouraged to educate yourself on a key issue, call your representative, attend a political rally, etc. Here’s a recent example.

Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator’s tagline is “Your Guide to Intelligent Giving,” and we linked to it in our post on how to help charities by donating money, time, or something else. If you want to take action but your time and/or mental energy is significantly limited, you can use this site to help you decide where to donate (according to an organization’s financial health, accountability, and transparency). Find a particular charity’s score or use the site’s Giving Basket tool, which allows you to donate to multiple charities at once, give anonymously (if you prefer), and get a single tax receipt. This is a good option if you want to make a donation without ending up with piles of unsolicited mail (really, who needs more return address labels?), because you can choose how much personal information, if any, to share with each charity. (Here’s a general donation tip: Money given to a 501(c)(3) is tax-deductible on your federal return, while money given to a 501(c)(4) is not.) By the way, you can also try GuideStar, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and CharityWatch

Have you found a good way to learn about small political actions to take each week? Have you signed up for email or text alerts that share them? Have you limited your consumption of news or stopped using social media because of outrage fatigue or other reasons? What are your favorite non-partisan organizations that are taking political and community action in ways you admire? 

If 2018 / Trump is getting to you, the urge to disengage is high (outrage fatigue is real!) -- so we rounded up groups and resources that encourage small political actions each week to save you from being overwhelmed and still get your voice heard.

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Actor Jamie Foxx is being accused of slapping a girl in the face with his genitals at a party dating back to 2002, TMZ reports.

While Foxx’s camp is dismissing the claim as a lie, the accuser told law enforcement last week that she was at a party with a friend at Foxx’s home when the now 50-year-old tried to get her to perform oral sex on him. The alleged victim said when she refused, Jamie hit her on the face with his penis.

The accuser told the site that after the incident one of Jamie’s friend’s kicked her out of the home. When she returned to LA the next day, she said she was treated for a severe panic attack.

This claim comes amid a string of accusations against Hollywood A-listers in the sweeping #TimesUp movement including Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein.

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5 party favorites from our summer birthday bash

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We have four birthdays in our family in May and June: My husband, my 3-year-old Evie, my almost 6-year-old Vivi, and myself. When you add in Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and our anniversary the first week of July we’ve been celebrating for almost two months straight. You know who’s exhausted by the end of all that celebrating?  Everyone!

So we held a Mega Birthday party last weekend and it was a pressure-free, enjoyable three hours with good friends and family. It really doesn’t take much to entertain kids. Last year for my oldest daughter’s fifth birthday we rented a bounce-house and party space. After the decorations, the cake, the rental, we were out a chunk of change. And that was just one of the four birthdays.

I blame my mom-guilt for that one since we’d just had a baby and I wanted my girl to feel celebrated since I’d been so focused on her sisters. But, you don’t need all that to have a day your family won’t forget.

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Here are some things we bought to celebrate:

1. Slip n’ slide: Who doesn’t remember using a slip’n slide as a kid? Super easy to set up and the kids (5 and older) managed themselves well except for the occasional fight for the slide. The littles needed some turn-taking management, but just followed the big girls for the most part. Annie (15 months) enjoyed herself too, even if it was only to drink the water coming out of the spouts. (Amazon, $ 11.99)

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2. Balls & Ball Pit: This ball pit comes with a playpen included, but we used with our pre-purchased Jumpolene. 200 balls was smaller than I thought it would be, but it filled our bounce house and were plenty for what we wanted. It was great for the littles to have some place to be away from the big kids. (Amazon, $ 27.99)

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3. Parachute: This is another childhood favorite for me. I remember feeling such excitement when this was brought out during P.E. or gymnastics. It’s so easy and has so many uses. It was a great way to organize the kids and keep them busy. I’m glad we’ll have this on hand for future playdates, parties, boring afternoons etc… Each kid was delighted when we brought this out.(Amazon, $ 13.88)

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4.  Balloons: So, this was my biggest expense for the day. These were also the only decorations I paid for because my friend and I decided to just combine ALL of our leftover decorations from past parties for Mega-birthday. So, I spent nearly $ 50 on all these balloons. Yikes! I let Vivi and Evie get a $ 10.00 balloon of their choosing and then followed up with a dozen balloons and a weight. I knew they’d be more expensive at Party City, but I also knew they’d have more selection than the Dollar Store. (Party City, $ 1.29 +)

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5. Squirt guns: I hate providing party favors. It’s just more junk to throw away in my opinion so I try to be very selective on what I send home. These water-guns were given to all the kids that came to our party and they got to take them home. I figured at the very least they’d have fun memories of our party and have a toy they could really use this summer. (Amazon, $ 17.95)

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I’ve talked a lot about the kids and what we did to keep them occupied because that was the treat for us parents. Having them busy allowed us to catch up — just a little bit- with each other. It was nice to find a couple of cards with my name or my husband’s in the present pile. We kind of forgot that we were celebrating ourselves as well until then.

Was mega-birthday successful? Yes, I believe it was. Will we do it again? Yes, I think so. Even though we’re fighting for time against graduations, end of the year parties, baby showers and countless other summer birthdays, it was a fabulous three fun-filled hours to devote to our family.

What are your favorite summer birthday activities?

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E3 2018: Nintendo Focuses on ‘Fire Emblem,’ ‘Mario Party,’ and Smash Bros.

Nintendo’s decision to stop doing traditional press conferences during E3 seems to have paid off, leading other companies to follow suit. Their pre-recorded Nintendo Directs are slick, vibrant, and really showcase the titles they are working on. This year’s Nintendo Direct was no different; we expected news on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokemon: Let’s Go, and updates to Splatoon 2, but, thankfully, they gave us so much more.

Daemon X Machina

This flashy, over-the-top mech game has us intrigued. It looks like a combination of mech assault, Gundam, and any other futuristic mech game you can think of. Its gorgeous color palette and particle effects have us ready to suit up. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until 2019 to see what else Daemon X Machina has to offer.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna — The Golden Country

Torna — The Golden Country is the next Xenoblade Chronicles 2 expansion for pass holders. There will also be a physical version for sale that contains the expansion pass but will still require the base game to play. Based on what was shown, Torna — The Golden Country appears to be a prequel story that will allow fans to play as blades and their masters. This was an unexpected but welcome change, and regardless of who we actually get to control, we are all for it.

Expansion pass owners can download Torna — The Golden Country on September 14th. The physical version will release a week later on the 21st.

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and Pikachu!

Reggie Fils-Aimé came out and reiterated everything we already knew about Pokemon: Let’s Go, but he also announced that the Poké Ball Plus will exclusively launch with legendary Pokémon Mew. Nintendo also announced that the entire game could be played with only the Poké Ball Plus.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Masahiro Sakurai introduced us to the newest entry in Nintendo’s popular crossover fighting game series, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Not only did we get to see some gameplay, but Sakurai also showed off its roster, and WOW, its everything that we’ve been asking of this franchise for nearly a decade.

Everyone is back. In addition to newcomers Ridley, Daisy, and Inkling Girl (or Boy), every fighter in the history of Smash Bros. is joining the battle — with revamped kits, new costumes, and other changes. This is by far the biggest crossover ever. Eight-player battles will make a return, and there are new stages, assist trophies, and echo characters. And, best of all, it’s Game Cube controller compatible.

Bravo, Nintendo, bravo!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases December 7, 2018.

Everything Else

Next, in typical Nintendo fashion, the company hit us with a stream of clips featuring all the games coming to the Switch. Standouts included Overcooked 2, Killer Queen Black, Hollow Knight, and Octopath Traveler. Check out the Nintendo Direct video to see the entire list, but we’ve included below the few announcements that we were excited to see.

Overcooked 2

Overcooked 2 will feature more kitchens, characters, features, and support local online and co-op play. We can’t wait to hop back into the kitchen to cook (or burn) more food.

Overcooked 2 is scheduled to release August 7, 2018.

Killer Queen Black

The Switch version of Killer Queen Black redesigned the arcade version from the ground up and will allow players to create 4-player teams. That means that up to eight players can play at once. This arcade hit is on our must-play list. We’ve poured many quarters into the arcade version are ecstatic that we can finally take it with us wherever we go.

Killer Queen Black will launch in winter 2018.

Hollow Knight

The action-adventure game, Hollow Knight, looks gorgeous, with its hand-drawn visuals. It also comes with all previously released content. We’ve put quite a bit of time into the game’s other versions and can’t wait to take this one on the road with us.

Hollow Knight is available today on the Nintendo Switch eShop.

Octopath Traveler

Nintendo showed off an extended trailer for Octopath Traveler that offered more insight into the game’s story by introducing players to each of its eight characters and their motivations. With a cast of characters as interesting as they are diverse, Octopath Traveler is on track to become a sleeper hit.

Octopath Traveler’s new first chapter demo will be available on June 14th, and the full version will launch on July 13th of this year.

Super Mario Party

Super Mario Party is going to be playable across multiple Switches for up to four players. The ability to combine Switch consoles is guaranteed to take the multiplayer experience to the next level. It isn’t clear if Super Mario Party will support local play like the Nintendo DS versions of the game or if each person will need a copy. However, the traditional board game is back so that everyone can move on their own again. Thank goodness.

Super Mario Party releases on October 5, 2018.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Another layer of depth has been added to the Fire Emblem series. Taking inspiration from Fire Emblem WarriorsThree Houses appears to have each character lead individual units. Depending on the formation, players can execute special moves. The game also features some larger-than-life monsters. This game stole the show at Nintendo Direct.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is scheduled to launch this spring 2019.

Fortnite

That’s right! Fortnite is coming to the Switch. The battle royale has everything that fans of the series have come to know and love — along with some much-needed portability.

Fortnite is available for free on the Nintendo eShop.

Other Titles We Caught a Glimpse of Included:

  • Arena of Valor
  • Minecraft
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Splatoon 2 DLC
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Ninjala
  • Carcassonne
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Paladins
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Dark Souls Remastered
  • SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
  • Monster Hunter Generations
  • Wolfenstein II
  • The World Ends with You: Final Remix
  • Mega Man 11
  • Mario Tennis Aces

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Get The Strap: 21 Savage Pulls Out Gun During Pool Party [VIDEO]

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Apparently, 21 Savage is packing, even at pool parties. The “Bank Account” rapper was caught on video pulling out a gun during a brawl to let heads know he is clearly ’bout that life. 

In the clip, someone is seen getting knocked the f*ck out at a Georgie pool party. While dude is slumped on the ground, recovering from the fade, you can see 21 Savage looking toward the perpetrator(s), holding a pistol in his right hand.

However, it would seem that 21 Savage was preparing for the smoke instead of initiating it.

Reports TMZ:

Savage was partying it up Saturday at an annual rager in the Atlanta area called “Big Ass Pool Party,” when a large group of people crashed the event through the back.

Eyewitnesses tell us Sav appeared uneasy at the unexpected entrance, and that all hell broke loose when a person from the other camp said hi to a girl in Savage’s circle, upsetting his side. We’re told someone from the crashers’ crew pulled out a gun when confronted, which led to Savage arming himself, too. It appears he receives a revolver from a friend.

We’re told no shots were fired during the altercation, but someone from the invading group was hit to the ground. Cops eventually shut things down — no word on any arrests.

Since part of this was caught on video, expect the cops to ask 21 a whole lot of questions.

Someone has gotta remind 21 Savage he has weed carriers and baggage handlers now who should be on the frontlines—he’s got too much to lose.

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We loved your birthday party, sorry you’re not coming to ours

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Confession: attending kids’ birthday parties isn’t my favorite.

I’m not alone in this. They’re loud and noisy and chaotic and sometimes I get bored. I’d rather be home gardening.

But I know this isn’t about me, and the kids have a blast. They get out of the house, often doing something active like bouncing on trampolines or running inflatable obstacle courses or swimming. Also, big, fun parties like that almost always include the entire class, and give the kids more time to make memories with friends and celebrate their buddies’ special occasions. I’m willing to endure a little boredom and even a headache for that.

But we’re not reciprocating.

I have four children. Most of them were born within two weeks of each other, all in the fall when we’re trying to get settled back into school and starting up sports and music and ten million other things. The last kid birthday of the year is right before Christmas. If I tried to do big birthday bashes where I invited the entire class and rented a bouncy house place, I would be 1) completely broke and 2) completely insane.

Even if we’d had fewer kids, or spaced them farther apart during the year, I think we’d be low-key birthday people. I’d rather my kids have a smaller party with some close friends, and actually open and appreciate all their presents (and play with them!) than a large party where they get overwhelmed and exhausted and get more toys than they’ll ever need.

So our kids’ birthday parties consist of a little group of friends. We started inviting the same number of friends as you are years old in preschool, we’ve never gone past five, and we do something simple at home. A tea party, or an outdoor obstacle course using things in our own backyard. A homemade cake and some juice. The whole thing lasts maybe an hour and a half and then everyone goes home.

I think you have to hit one of two extremes with parties. You can either invite just one or two friends from school, as long as it’s done away from the classroom and no one makes a big deal of it, or you can invite the entire class. You can’t go in between. But I do still feel guilty sometimes that a lot of the parties we attend are for kids who won’t be coming to ours.

I’ve heard of some families who pick one year — say, the year your child turns 10 — and they have one giant, all-out bash that year and keep it simple the rest of the time. That seems doable to me. In our family, we celebrate twelfth birthdays with either my husband or me taking a trip on an airplane with the birthday kid. For a long time, I didn’t think we’d ever fly together as a family because of the cost, and I wanted each kid to travel in a plane before they were an adult.

I hope my kids grow up realizing that there are many different ways to celebrate. Different families have different traditions for birthdays and everything else and we can enjoy them all. We don’t have to do everything the same way, and I hope they can find as much joy in small parties as big ones.

What do you think? Is it okay to attend birthday parties and not reciprocate?

Images by Laura Falin 

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Everything You Need To Throw Your Own Royal Wedding Watch Party

Ready to temporarily set your personal feelings on the long-lasting effects of colonial imperialism aside to celebrate for the weekend?  So are we! We’ve rounded up a list of everything you need to gather a group of your girlfriends to watch Meghan Markle become an official member of the British royal family this Saturday!

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Decor

Welcome everyone from your fellow honorary bridesmaids to people that just wanna hang and drink with a fun sign featuring the couple’s initials. Try picking up some chalkboard contact paper, or a mini blackboard sign and sticking it to your front door or entryway. Don’t worry about your handwriting here…it’s the thought that counts!Framed blackboard placard sign Flowers are beautiful. They’re also expensive. Ease into the aesthetic of jolly ‘ol England without breaking the bank by heading to your local florist or supermarket for some eucalyptus. They’ll give your place a fresh garden feel and last for days after the last partygoer has headed home. Distribute them strategically throughout around the party are the same way you would mistletoe.

Flower arranged in a glass bowl on stoolYou can even place a few springs in an ice tray to have ornamental ice cubes to use to garnish the champagne bucket.

Directly Above View Of Pink Napkins With Striped Straws On TableMake sure to display your decorative napkins on surfaces throughout the room but stash neutral ones near the food and drink so that any spill can be dealt with without ruining the look of the party.

Stack of yellow paper napkins creatively arranged on plate

Drinks

Put together a mimosa bar by assembling clear carafes of mixers on a table. Having at least three juice options (for example orange, pineapple, and pomegranate) is a great way to ensure that everyone gets something they love. Label the juices with decorative package tags.  

MimosasIt’s also always great to have a non-alcoholic option on deck for those who want to interact without imbibing (like tea or elderflower lemonade). Slip a tuft of cotton candy into your champagne before raising a glass to the happy couple for a Pinterest perfect moment. Home Goods, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx usually have affordable cotton candy bins near the cash register.

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Snacks

GettyImages-121799791.jpgKeep things simple with a packaged scone mix and some homemade cucumber sandwiches. Get an affordable cupcake tower to display them on.

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Head to your local Trader Joe’s. They have great pre-made snacks and things you can just pop in the oven. Their Beef Tenderloin Wraps are like mini beef wellington’s and perfect for the British occasion.

Souvenirs

No matter how small or silly the occasion guests always appreciate a little send off. Send your friends on their way with a token of your affection. You can choose anything for this but costume tiaras and ring pops strike the right tone at the right price.

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The Weekend Reset: Sports betting, the return of an old favorite, and the makings of a perfect party.

It’s Friday. Looking for something to switch your weekend up, or to give you an excuse to relax a little? That’s what the Weekend Reset is for. Each week contributor Tim Johnstone pulls together five things to get your weekend started. Could be something to read or watch, something to eat or listen to, or even something to do. Enjoy the weekend fellas.

 

READ: The Supreme Court and sports betting – some perspective.

The SCOTUS upended a 25 year old law that outlawed sports betting outside of Las Vegas. This, obviously, is huge news and the impact it will have moving forward is still being figured out. This will get you some idea of what’s at stake. (photo credit)

 

PLAY: Go climb a tree and swing on some ropes.

Chances are there is at least one ropes course in your area. They have become increasingly popular over the last decade as people search out new avenues of recreation. They are common with corporate team building events. And they do a great deal for your self-esteem. Even if you are not a fan of heights, in order to play on one of these you need to be secured at all times. Safety is the first thing you learn before you even climb up. If you can remind yourself that you are secure, you should be able to do a great deal more than you ever thought possible. Once you are up on the course you have a really terrific selection of methods of crossing from one platform or another. They are challenging for many, but confidence comes quickly and the experience is quite rewarding. So. Much. Fun. (photo credit)

 

BINGE: Karate Kid version 2.0

Picking up the Karate Kid story 30 years on, Cobra Kai is a YouTube Red offering that has people losing their shit. This, of course, is a good thing and we thank Dappered reader Brandon D for the hook-up.

 

EAT: Party Prep 101 – How to arrange a charcuterie and cheese board.

With all due respect to my vegan friends, nobody doesn’t like a good charcuterie board at a gathering. Along with crudite, they pair well with cocktails, beer and wine.  Heck, even if you loathe olives, there is plenty else to appreciate and enjoy. Use this as a basic formula and substitute meats (Basque chorizo, Prosciutto, dry cured Salami for example), cheeses (Manchego is mandatory at my house, Stilton, Burrata), and assorted fruits and other items. Soon enough you will be a pro.

 

LISTEN: Indispensable party favor.

The reason you can’t buy one of the most beloved hip hop albums of all time is that it is stuck in legal limbo. This is not what you generally hear from the genre these days. De La Soul blurred the boundaries between hip hop and funk, jazz and pop, with kitschy pop culture samples and a sense of joy. If you are looking for a sure fire way to provide the perfect soundtrack for a Spring or Summer event, this is it.

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Hermès Throws Party to Welcome Silicon Valley Store

It’s been more than seven years since Hermès opened a store in the U.S. So naturally, with the advent of the luxury brand’s new Palo Alto, Calif., boutique, the occasion warranted a little fanfare.
The Thursday evening reveal brought the Paris-based company’s stamp of luxury to the Stanford Shopping Center. Nestled between Rolex, Burberry and an Apple store, the new Hermès boutique greeted guests with an open-air concept, complete with glass windows in the front and back, as well as a skylight carved into the top of the one-story structure. The goal of the tony boutique was to bring the outdoors inside.
Guests enjoyed the space over Champagne and passed hors d’oeuvres from servers wielding caviar on blinis to pickled fruit. Some took in the luxe inventory, while others regarded the Hermès scarves on the walls, displays showcasing the classic Birkin and Kelly bags, handcrafted leather equestrian gear and horse imagery across various artworks on the walls.
Visitors arrived dressed in their best Hermès scarves, jewelry and bags. This is the Bay Area, so between the classic heels and cocktail attire, there was the odd sneaker and loafer. And because this is Silicon Valley, the space hosted tech executives from neighboring Apple — including

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CAP D’ANTIBES, France (Reuters) – Stars, models and the super-rich gathered on the French Riviera on Thursday for a charity dinner considered the most glamorous night of the Cannes Film Festival, but there was one notable absence: Harvey Weinstein.


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Taylor Swift Performs Private Concert and Throws Pizza Party For 2000 Foster Families

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Party for a Princess! Ciara and Russell Wilson Celebrate ‘Angel’ Daughter Sienna’s First Birthday

Is it Sienna Princess… or Princess Sienna?

From the looks of the birthday celebrations for Ciara and Russell Wilson‘s daughter, it may be the latter!

Sienna turned 1 on Saturday, calling for a birthday bash that included countless balloons. The parents delivered, showing the little one wearing a larger-than-life pink tulle skirt, covered in flowers and surrounded by countless balloons and an extra big birthday cake.

“Princess Sienna’s 1st Birthday! 4.28.17,” the “Goodies” singer, 31, captioned her Instagram post. “Forever one of the best days of my life! #HappyBirthday angel.”

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The Seattle Seahawks footballer, 29, also shared the adorable image, writing, “1 year ago. Jesus blessed us with you. I love you my sweet SiSi. #HappyBirthday @Ciara.”

The cute moment follows up the family’s Easter celebration photo, which featured a beaming Ciara smiling alongside Wilson, Sienna, and 3½-year-old Future, Ciara’s son with ex-fiancé Future.

In March, the Pandora Jewelry Radiant Shine brand ambassador and mother of two opened up to PEOPLE about how her fashion routine has changed since giving birth to her second child.

“I think there’s something kind of cool to me not having much time,” she said. “It kind of makes my fashion choices, I think better because you end up whooping things together and end up discovering something really cool.”

“I can whoop up a fresh look in like five minutes!” Ciara added, quick to note that sometimes she had to plan her outfits ahead of time “because you’re like, ‘If I don’t think about this then I really don’t know what may happen.’ “


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Exclusive: As elections near, many older, educated, white voters shift away from Trump’s party

(Reuters) – Older, white, educated voters helped Donald Trump win the White House in 2016. Now, they are trending toward Democrats in such numbers that their ballots could tip the scales in tight congressional races from New Jersey to California, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll and a data analysis of competitive districts shows.


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What’s The Future Of Black People In The Democratic Party?

Underneath the surface, many Black folks are feeling dissatisfied with the Democratic Party. They are discontented because they’ve been loyal to a party that often makes them feel undervalued.

For many Black Florida Democrats, it felt like a slap in the face that it took Florida Democratic National Committee member John Parker months to apologize for using the phrase “colored people” after a Party meeting in January. Parker resigned his post on Wednesday, but only under pressure, Politico reported.

 

With the 2018 midterm elections looming, the massive Democratic victories expected could fizzle if the party continues to neglect Black voters. In another case that should alarm the party, Missouri’s Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is White, has come under heavy criticism back home from African-American constituents who are angry because they feel she’s taking them for granted.

Cynthia Nixon, the actress who is running as a Democrat for governor of New York, warned specifically about party leaders neglecting African-American women.

Black women “will stop showing up for the Democratic Party if the Democratic Party doesn’t start showing up for them,” said Nixon, who is White, Wednesday on the Wendy Williams Show.

Indeed, Black women were instrumental in sweeping Democrats into office in recent key elections in Alabama and Virginia. Exit polls showed that 98 percent of Black women who voted in the Alabama’s special Senate election cast their ballot for Doug Jones.

In 2017, a group of Black women activists, community leaders and elected officials warned Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez in an open letter that they should not be ignored.

“Black women have consistently shown up for Democrats as a loyal voting bloc, demonstrating time and again that we are crucial to the protection of progressive policies such as economic security, affordable healthcare and criminal justice reform,” the letter stated.

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‘Braxton Family Values’ Recap: Season 6, Episode 3: ‘A Party That’s a Drag”

With this episode we find the Braxton sisters still in Las Vegas readying Toni Braxton’s big award day at the 2017 Soul Train Awards and her 50th birthday celebration. Daddy, Michael Braxton Sr., and brother, Michael Jr., are there too and ready to turn up at what’s supposed to be a fun party.

Frick and Frack, also known as Trina and Traci, really put their heads together to try to plan a fabulous birthday celebration that their sister would enjoy. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite work out that way. Toni shows up to the dinner expecting a wow effect once she enters but, that wow effect is not there – and neither is the entire family. Toni notices the absence of certain individuals and asks “Where is everybody else?”

Towanda’s missing because she has prior obligations with her stage play. Toni’s man, Birdman, isn’t there because he also has a show, and baby sis Tamar is still MIA, probably somewhere with an attitude after hearing what Ms. E said to TMZ.

Not only did Tamar not show up for her sister’s dinner but, she’s also still not answering nor returning anyone’s phone calls. She does however show up at the Soul Train Awards like everything is fine and dandy and even does a little three-second duet with Toni during her set.

We’ll get into the details of that in a minute but first let’s go back to this birthday party/dinner that’s a complete drag.

Trina and Traci come up with the theme “Toni Braxton Through the Ages” and decorate the room with several photos of Toni and her many looks throughout her career. There’s a photo of short hair Toni, long hair Toni, red hair Toni and Toni wearing that unforgettable risqué Grammy 2013 gown that left very little to the imagination. (OK Toni!)

In addition to the photos, both Traci and Trina pay homage to their sister by choosing one Toni style to portray at dinner. The only issue – Toni has no clue that’s what they’re doing.

Trina is sitting next to Toni wearing a short black wig, fishnet pantyhose, and a white collared shirt with a red jacket on the side. Toni thinks she’s going out to do a show or something and wonders why she’s dressed like that. Trina pulls out the picture of Toni’s “Breathe Again” cover art to show her the look she’s trying to mimic.

Then Traci explains her outfit, which is supposed to be a replica of Toni’s “You’re Makin’ Me High.” Judging from Toni’s facial expressions, Traci missed the mark.

The girls aren’t the only ones playing dress up at Toni’s party. When Daddy makes an announcement that he brought along with him a special surprise guest for Toni, things go from “Where is everybody?” to “You can’t be serious.”

Braxton Sr. gets up from the table and leaves the room to go get the guest, and in anticipation you almost think he’s going to surprise her with Birdman, Ms. Wanda (his wife), or even Tamar. But NOPE! Daddy comes back in the room dressed in full drag, wearing a flowered muu muu dress, pearls around his neck and a short blonde wig.

He’s supposed to be dressed as the girls’ grandmother (his mother), Mother Eva. Ummmm….alright Daddy!

Luckily, Mother Eva only stays for a moment and then exits the building. As nicely as she possibly could say it, Toni lets the girls know that her party was a bust. But, as Tamar would say, if she actually showed for the party – They Tried It!

 

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Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Dote Over Baby Stormi at Easter Party: Video

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So sweet. Kylie Jenner and her boyfriend, Travis Scott, marveled at their daughter, Stormi Webster, at an Easter party on Sunday, April 1.

In Snapchat videos posted online by a fan account, the Lip Kit founder could be seen sitting next to the rapper as he held the 2-month-old, who was born on February 1. At one point Jenner leaned over to touch her baby’s head before leaning into Scott.

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Another video showed the “Goosebumps” rapper cradling his baby girl before going in for a kiss. Stormi, who was dressed in a pale pink outfit, appeared to be transfixed by her daddy. “The way she’s staring at you —” someone could be overheard saying in the video.

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The Kardashian-Jenner clan, including momager Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian and her children with ex Scott Disick, and Kim Kardashian and her kids with Kanye West, gathered together for an over-the-top celebration that featured a table loaded with sweet treats, as well as rainbow-colored grilled cheese sandwiches, a petting zoo with bunnies and ducklings, and a giant slide.

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Videos posted to Snapchat by the siblings showed North West, 4, holding a duckling, while Penelope, 5, and Reign Disick, 3, took to the slide with their Auntie Kylie.

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The extravagant decorations included as a larger-than-life pink Easter bunny made of flowers by florist to the stars Jeff Leatham.

One person who was absent from the celebration was mom-to-be Khloé Kardashian. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, who is expecting her first child with Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson, is in Ohio, where she’s set to give birth to the couple’s daughter very soon.

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What Break Up? Big Sean Sends Heartfelt Message To Girlfriend Jhené Before Turning Up At Her 30th Birthday Party

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New documents obtained by CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” on Wednesday suggest a deeper link than previously known between the Trump Organization and the company that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, established in 2016 to pay off porn star Stormy Daniels in exchange for silence about her alleged affair with Trump.


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Pregnant Khloe Kardashian Celebrates Baby Shower at Pink-Themed Party: Pics

So much pink. Pregnant Khloé Kardashian celebrated her baby shower at an over-the-top party in the Hotel Bel Air in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday, March 10.

The mom-to-be, who is expecting her first child — a girl — with NBA player boyfriend Tristan Thompson, wore a stunning, curve-hugging blush-colored dress that was embellished with embroidery and crystals for the pink-themed party.

Her family, including mom Kris Jenner, grandmother MJ Houghton, sisters Kim and Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and friends like Real Housewives star Kyle Richards, shared images from the bash on social media, revealing a floor covered with pastel-toned balloons, giant topiary elephants, and a large round table surrounding a gigantic illuminated floral centerpiece. The table was set with pink plates topped with tiny wild animal figurines including lions and giraffes.

As fans of Keeping Up With the Kardashians saw on the Sunday, March 4, episode, Khloé wasn’t exactly excited when she learned her baby’s gender. “I don’t feel like I’m having a girl,” she insisted. “I’m, like, in a state of shock.”

She’d been convinced that she was expecting a boy, but has now come around to the idea of having a mini-me, and shared a photo on Thursday, March 8, of pastel pink and purple clothes she’s collecting for her little girl.

The Revenge Body star hasn’t chosen a name for her baby yet, but tweeted on Sunday that she might continue with her family’s tradition and give her little girl a name starting with K.

“I think a T but a K is an option as well,” she wrote. “That’s as far as I know.”

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Harry Defies Palace to Invite Fergie to Wedding Party

Sarah Ferguson may only be invited to the afterparty of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, according to a new report Tuesday, which says that Harry dug his heels in to insist that his “awkward Auntie” not be excluded from the event, as she was from his brother’s nuptials, when she fled to a spa in Thailand to escape scrutiny.

Despite the fact that Prince Philip and Prince Charles have both allegedly “made no secret” of the fact they would prefer Fergie to be anywhere else but at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on May 19, a royal aide told the Daily Mail: “Harry has nailed his colors to the mast on this. He wants his aunt there—and she will be.”

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Bud Light’s Hilarious Super Bowl 2018 Commercial Is Here to Help You Party Like It’s Medieval Times

The culmination of another chapter in Bud Light’s viral “Dilly Dilly” campaign is here just in time for Super Bowl 2018. In the minute-long commercial — which will air during the second quarter of Sunday’s game between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles — the beer giant introduces the Bud Knight just in time to save the king and his army of townspeople from sure defeat.

However, it turns out he only showed up to pick up a case of Bud Light at a store conveniently located next to the war-torn battlefield. “A buddy of mine is having this 30th birthday thing,” he explains. “Hey, if you survive, come by.”

But luckily, the blue-armored hero then has a change a heart and pulls out his sword to put an end to the fighting once and for all.

“Wow, somebody likes attention,” the king says as he watches the scene from afar.

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Jay-Z makes peace with Grammys as he is honored at Clive Davis party

NEW YORK (Reuters) – On the night before the Grammy awards, Jay-Z took the stage at a New York dinner attended by music industry titans to discuss his complex relationship with music’s highest honors, where the odds are historically stacked against hip-hop artists winning top accolades.


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10 Street Style Ways to Extend the Life of Your Party Pieces

With holiday party season behind us (and a few months until wedding season starts up again), there’s a whole segment of our wardrobes that sits all but idle in our closets, potentially for months. It hardly seems fair: the most fun and festive items only come out to play for a limited number of occasions. Shouldn’t the pieces that put us in the best moods — and make the most lasting impression — get more time in the spotlight? Of course they should. And now is as good a time as any.

Rather than wait for an invitation to bust out our reception-ready best, it’s high time to start letting our special faves see the light of day. So how exactly does one bring pieces like sequin frocks, embellished heels, metallic pants and sheer skirts into the regular rotation? First, study how the experts do it. While jet-setting to fashion shows and events may not be part of everyone’s usual itinerary, there is plenty of IRL outfit inspiration to be had from the street style set that includes getting more mileage out of party pieces. Hint: It’s all about layering.

Ready to get this year off to a celebratory start? Click through for 10 ways to wear those special occasion styles long after the party is over.

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Your party will pack a punch with this Jingle Juice

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I put out an SOS on Facebook last week looking for a party punch to serve at my husband’s work party. My only request was that it have alcohol because…you know, it was my husband’s work party.

My friend Trish came to the rescue with this fabulous punch that exceeded all my expectations. It was first and foremost BEAUTIFUL to look at; I served it in a large clear dispenser and it was really the highlight of the food and beverage table. But it was surprisingly delicious and I gave out the recipe several times throughout the night.

I loved this one especially because the tart cherry and fresh lemon juices cut the sweetness and add more flavor to the otherwise standard OJ/lemon lime/vodka combo. If you were doing this for brunch, you could sub champagne for the vodka and I’ll bet it would be great.


Jingle Juice

I tripled this recipe to fill a huge beverage dispenser. The recipe below is written for a large pitcher.

2 1/2 cups vodka
5 cups orange juice
2 cups lemon lime soda (diet is fine)
1/2 cup tart cherry juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Oranges, limes, and cranberries to garnish

Chill all ingredients. Add to a large pitcher and mix. Serve over ice.

Serves 8-10.

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The Coolest Holiday Party Outfit Ideas From Forever 21

The holiday season is upon us, and if you’re anything like me, you open your closet, sift through your options, and find yourself extremely disappointed at your eveningwear selection. Instead of heading to a luxury department store where I’d inevitably spend hundreds of dollars on one item, though, I thought I’d check out Forever 21, and let me tell you, I was “shook,” as the kids say.

The retailer is currently brimming with holiday party outfit ideas all at prices that will make you and your wallet happy. From ruffle satin heels to the perfect flirty dress to go with them, let Forever 21 be your go-to destination this season for all your party outfit needs. Here, I’ve rounded up a selection of my favorite holiday party pieces from the retailer for your shopping pleasure so that you too can get in on this shopping secret.

Go on to shop the best holiday party attire currently available at Forever 21.

You’ll dazzle them in this dress.  Available in sizes S to L.
A coat you can wear to the party and beyond.  Available in sizes S to L. 
Wear these…
…With these.  Available in sizes 5.5 to 11.
Your feather-adorned jumpsuit will be the talk of the town. Available in sizes 0X to 3X.
As long as you have these on, it doesn’t matter what you’re wearing. 
This plus that fuzzy coat and you have yourself a foolproof holiday look.  Available in sizes S to XL.
A second coat in pink never hurt anyone. Available in sizes S to L.
This is the kind of suit worth ditching your dresses for.  Available in sizes S to L. 
Really get into the holiday spirit with these danglers. 
Pair these with a chunky knit and sleek sandals.  Available in sizes S to L. 
Wear a sleeve to remember. Available in sizes S to M.
Opt for tights with a little more pizazz this holiday season. 
If you’re going to stick with boots for the party, make sure they’re polished.  Available in sizes 5.5 to 9.
This party is definitely not the only place you’ll wear this top.  Available in sizes S to L.
The LBD you’ve been searching for.  Available in sizes S to L.
If this doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, I don’t know what will.  Available in sizes S to L.  Next up, shop the “ugly” new sneakers Copenhagen girls are buying today. 

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Creative Applications for Pantone’s Color of the Year at Your New Year’s Eve Party

It’s official! Pantone has dubbed Ultra Violet the 2018 Color of the Year and the masses seem to have mixed feelings about it. The unexpected hue certainly comes as a surprise, especially when compared to the 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery, which was famed for it’s nature-inspired subtly. But don’t discount it yet because Ultra Violet has a lot to offer. Symbolic of visionary thinking, unconventionality, artistic brilliance, and spirituality, this positivity-packed hue is bound to make a splash when integrated into your New Year’s Eve decorating scheme. Keep reading for some applications I’m drawn to. 

 

For Your Photo Booth Backdrop 

An Ultra Violet photo backdrop is bound to lend your photos coveted WOW quality. Make sure you booth is well lit to ensure you get the most out of the sparkle.  

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For Your String Lights 

These effervescent fairy lights are chock-full of whimsy, and as an added plus, they’re LED, meaning they’re durable, safe, and worth their price tag. 

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For Your Wall Decor 

This fringy garland works as part of a photo booth backdrop or to cover up the crayon marks your toddler left on the wall. I can also envision it on the backs of chairs, or fastened to the stair railing. I especially like how Ultra Violet is integrated into a fairly classical New Year’s Eve color scheme. 

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JUST NORMAL FOLK: Albeit, with the resources to be thoughtful.

TERROR OWL: It’s a thing. Then there’s this.

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? This is totally nothing to worry about. 

WARRIOR SANTA!

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I WANT TO BELIEVE: I’m pretty sure Agent Mulder is intrigued. And wait ’til he finds out about this.

DOSSIER UPDATE: Uber continues to look pretty terrible when under the microscope. This is about as bad as it gets for the brand.  Then there’s this. On the other hand, this is interesting.

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IF ALL THE GAMES…we’re like this, ratings might not be tanking.

PUTTING OUT FIRE…with a ginormous airplane.

‘MURICA! The great Sriracha caper.

FESTIVELY NSFW: #reindeerboobs.

RETAIL HELL: Or, apocalypse as the case may be. Millenials, because of course. Or something.

YOU CAN DANCE IF YOU WANT TO: You can earn yourself a prize.

LIQUID MAYONAISE: You can rest assured I am definitely in the anti-nog camp. Eric always gets me.

SOME PEOPLE:

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IF WE ARE ALL LUCKY…this will be the last time they think something like this was ever a good idea. Like that will ever happen.

ONE MORE REASON…growing old is gonna suck.

SANTA IS SCREWED: The North Pole is not how you think it is and it might not ever be so again.

RETAIL HELL: Here today, gone tomorrow?  2018 edition.

INCOMING! As Eric H says, “Well this is going to be fun.”

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Banksy’s Latest ‘Street Party’ At Walled Off Hotel

The artist’s Bethlehem event marks 100 years since the Balfour Declaration.

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The surreptitious street artist Banksy has recently created a satirical “street party” at his Bethlehem Walled Off hotel to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the Balfour declaration, which promised a Jewish homeland in Palestine and support from the British Government.

The street artist stated that the West Bank tea party was created to apologise for Britain’s role in the carving up of the holy land and subsequent years of turmoil and conflict between Israel and Palestine.
A statement by Banksy said: “This conflict has brought so much suffering to people on all sides. It didn’t feel appropriate to ‘celebrate’ the British role in it.”
“The British didn’t handle things well here – when you organise a wedding, it’s best to make sure the bride isn’t already married.”

The street party was official opened by an actor dressed up as the Queen accompanied by dozens of local Palestinian children. The fake Queen unveiled Banksy’s new carved public artwork “Er… Sorry”.

Banksy Hotel

The controversial piece of performance art took place just metres away from Banksy’s latest installation, his ingenious Walled Off Hotel. Opening earlier this year the boutique hotel presents Banksy’s subversive artwork in a unique setting, offering visitors the chance to stay in differently themed rooms.

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Natalia Vodianova, Irina Shayk and Others Get in the Party Spirit on Vogue Italia’s December Covers

Vogue Italia delivers yet another themed issue for December, dubbed ‘The Celebration Issue.’ Photographic duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott captured a festive crew having fun at a Parisian eatery for the occasion. Cover one (below) features Natalia Vodianova tucking into a burger and fries, cover two (after the jump) catches Joan Smalls, Anja Rubik, Catherine McNeil and Jamie Bochert in their swimsuits taking a quick break in the kitchen, and cover three gives us a smiling Irina Shayk as she crawls across the dining table.

Vogue Italia December 2017 : The Celebration Issue by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

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Was the Italian Vogue themed issue a success with our forum members? “YEAH, THIS is Vogue Italia cover worthy!” rejoiced Bertrando3. “It’s glamorous, sensual, fashionable and a real supermodel is on the cover where she belongs.”

“Yeah, this is the VI that’s been missing the last few years. Love all the covers,” declared MyNameIs.

“Love all three covers. The Vogue Italia vibes are back!” applauded StockholmFW.

Sharing the same positive attitude was forum member Sensation: “All three covers are great with perfect model choices!”

Vogue Italia December 2017 : The Celebration Issue by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

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Not everyone was a fan, however. “I desperately want to like this, but I cannot. It’s the silly layout and the way they’re posing with food as if it’s props, LOL. The one with Irina is executed the worst. One would think she’s got a stole over her shoulder instead,” ranted Benn98.

Cottonmouth13 wasn’t pleased either. “These covers are so desperate. Even if you have these well-established models, the theme that you are going for is tedious, you will end up producing a more tedious result! But what I do not get is the fact that it has been themed issues since the new EIC took over. What’s the point?” he asked.

Conbothsides agreed, writing, “This is depressing. Mert & Marcus have been copying other photographers’ work to much lately but they never get it right. They lost it. Should get Testino or Meisel for this instead.”

“Haven’t we seen all this crap before in W Magazine?” slammed mikel. “Where are the days that M&M transported us to another world with their work?”

Vogue Italia December 2017 : The Celebration Issue by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

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Oh well, you can’t win them all. Check out Mert & Marcus’ huge cover story and let us know your thoughts here.

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Victoria Beckham’s “Dorothy” Shoes Are the Pretty Party Heels You Need

Leave it to Victoria Beckham to design the perfect, modern version of the infamous ruby red sparkly shoes worn by Dorothy in the musical classic The Wizard of Oz. But while the magic red slippers of the past featured a low heel and bow detailing, Beckham’s version is slightly more streamlined, with a pointed-toe front and a slender stiletto heel. Aptly named the Dorothy Pumps, the shoe style is from the designer’s exclusive Tuxedo Collection capsule.

Here, Beckham styles her Dorothy heels with a pair of slim-fitting tuxedo trousers, a long tuxedo coat, and a simple cream-colored top. By sticking with a more monochromatic color palette, Beckham ensured all eyes would fall onto the two statement pieces in her outfit: the sparkly red pumps and the matching clutch.

So if you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect party heels, consider slipping into these Victoria Beckham glittery pumps. Compliments are guaranteed, and heel-clicking is optional, though encouraged.

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On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham Dorothy Pumps ($ 691) and Pocket Clutch ($ 1334)

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The Drinks That Will Save Your Holiday Party

Whether you love or hate Eggnog, it wouldn’t be the holidays without a cup of the creamy cocktail. In this episode of podcast Life Behind Bars, hosts Noah Rothbaum and David Wondrich discuss the surprisingly long history of the traditional Christmas drink as well as share some of their other favorite seasonal beverages, including a flaming German punch and the British Tom & Jerry. (FYI The cartoon was actually named for the popular drink.) No matter if you’re the host or a guest, this episode may just save your holiday party!

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The Shoes You Will Wear to Every Single Holiday Party Are $35

With the month of December but a couple short days away, we think it’s appropriate to say that holiday party season is officially in effect. After all, we’re betting that, like us, you probably have at least one to attend within the next week or two, with countless others on the horizon—right? We thought so.

Naturally, the next order of business is what to wear. Aside from outfit ideas we’ve already culled from Instagram and will continue to bring you throughout the month, we’ve also got you covered, of course, with shopping picks. Kicking it off today is the one item that will make dressing for every party a breeze. Obviously, we’re talking about shoes, but not just any shoes. Our very own Who What Wear Corin heeled sandals at Target will get you through the season with minimal effort and spending but maximum effect. Coming in at just $ 35, the on-trend frayed-edge showstoppers come in three colors, so you can plan all your festive outfits around them.

See and shop them for yourself below!

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Cheers! Thanksgiving Cocktails To Keep The Party Going

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The food is definitely the star of the Thanksgiving show, but no meal is complete without the proper complementary cocktail. The best cocktails for the Thanksgiving season expertly combine the flavors of fall with rich, full-bodied spirits to keep you warm and satisfied during and after your meal.

If you’re solely focused on preparing the Thanksgiving feast and haven’t had the time to think about the cocktail menu, don’t fret because HB has you covered. Whether you’re in the mood for dessert-inspired drinks, those with just the right amount of spice or modern twists on classic recipes, we have a list of cocktails that are sure to please a variety of palates.

Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving Beauties!

Pumpkin Pie Martini – Would you rather eat your pumpkin pie or drink it? Or maybe enjoy a little bit of both? Try out this Pumpkin Pie Martini recipe that is sweet and rich enough to earn a place on your holiday menu. Bonus: the martini glass is rimmed with crushed graham crackers for extra flavor.

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Cranberry Gimlet – If you wait all year for the taste of cranberry sauce and can never seem to get enough, then this cocktail is for you. Cranberries galore are the stars of the Cranberry Gimlet, that has a little lime juice and lots of gin to give it a well-rounded flavor. You can garnish with whole cranberries or eat them by the handful as a dessert alternative.

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The Frozen Turkey – Think of The Frozen Turkey as a grown-up milkshake that is heavy on the alcohol (Wild Turkey 101 & Amaretto) and even heavier on the dessert. It’s filled with butter pecan ice cream and brown sugar, but the most important thing is that the taste is absolutely amazing. You’ll definitely want to save room for this one.

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Harvest Mimosa – Mimosas aren’t just limited to brunch, and the Thanksgiving-ready Harvest Mimosa proves it. The fruits and flavors of fall are on full display in this irresistible cocktail that provides just enough alcohol, but not too much, so you can enjoy a day full of family fun. This could also work well in a non-alcoholic version.

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Rye and Pomegranate Punch – If you’ve ever been to a house party, you know that the punch will sneak up on you before you know it—and this Rye and Pomegranate Punch could possibly do the same thing. It is the perfect combination of sweet, sour and potent, meaning that it will be impossible to stop drinking, but it’s the holiday season, so enjoy!

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Mirabelle – Sure, cranberries, apples and pumpkin are the dominate fruits during this time of year, but there are others that deserve to get their shine and the Mirabelle cocktail is the perfect opportunity. Featuring a generous amount of plum puree and red plum slices, this drink leaves a lasting impression.

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Apple Pie Spiced Cider – Apple cider is a fall and Thanksgiving mainstay, but this Apple Pie Spiced Cider offers up an alcohol-infused twist to the classic beverage. This Thanksgiving, you can skip eating your apple pie and drink it instead, as this cocktail is spicy, sweet and definitely satisfying.

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Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch – What do you get when you combine all of fall’s most prominent flavors into one cocktail? Well, Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch, of course! This is so easy to make because you’ll likely already have the ingredients left over from your Thanksgiving meal, so give it a try.

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16 Party Shoes to Buy Now and Wear Through the Holidays

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When gearing up for the holiday season ahead, we typically make a mental catalogue of the party outfits that will work for the various gatherings on the social calendar. But no party outfit is complete without this staple: Party shoes. Whether you’re turning up the glitz and glam with metallic colorways or flashy detailing, or favoring a more pared back look in black but with a decidedly modern silhouette, there plenty of ways to make a statement with your footwear this holiday season. Step out in style in strappy stilettos, velvet platform sandals, or bright white mules. Whatever you end up wearing to complete your party look, you’re guaranteed to make an impression with the silhouettes, detailing, fabrications, and colorways of the party shoes we’ve rounded up below. Head below to shop 16 party shoes to buy now and wear through the holidays.

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Thanks to my son’s 1st birthday party I learned my engagement ring was fake

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Becky Vieira

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I never intended to throw my son an outlandish 1st birthday party. And I didn’t.

At least I don’t think it got to the point of extravagant. But my budget did fall by the wayside somewhere between the make-your-own-gift-bag station and the caterer.

I’m not sorry. It was more than a first birthday party. We moved during my pregnancy and our baby shower had to be cancelled. I had extreme postpartum depression after my son’s birth and we lost a lot of his first year. This may have been just a birthday party in the technical sense, but the reality was so much more.

We never veered into territory we couldn’t afford, but let’s be honest…who enjoys spending money if they don’t have to? As our guest list and budget continued to grow, I had an idea to help offset the costs.

“I’m going to sell my engagement ring,” I told my husband.

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I wasn’t talking about the ring he gave me, the one I proudly wear on my left hand and never take off. I meant the engagement ring from my ex-husband. A ring I forgot I even had until my mom stumbled across it the week prior when she was cleaning out a closet.

My first marriage wasn’t good for either of us. I don’t have much left from that period of my life; I donated my wedding dress years ago. The ring remained because I never knew what to do with it, then I honestly forgot about it. I’d stashed it at my parents’ house and moved on.

My ex-husband never wanted it back and there wasn’t much use for it. Selling it, taking this last piece of my old life to move forward with my new existence, felt cathartic. And symbolic.

The manner in which my ex-husband once spoke about the ring led me to believe we’d be able to sell it. We didn’t think we’d get rich from it, or even pay for the party in its entirety. But thought it may help. We decided to donate the bulk and keep a little to cover the excess of our party budget.

Since it was already at my parents’ house my mom offered to take the ring to an appraiser. It seemed easy enough, and off I went to investigate mobile petting zoos.

A few days later she called me, frazzled and making no sense. I had completely forgotten about the ring, and suffer from extreme anxiety. I, of course, just assumed someone died. After she calmed me down I realized her hysterics were due to shock, not sadness.

“Are you sitting down for this? You better sit down,” she counseled me. “The ring is fake.”

I was speechless. My mind flashed back to the day my ex-husband got down on one knee in front of me, presenting me a ring that had a fairly sizable diamond. I’m not talking Liz Taylor-big, but much bigger than I ever wanted or expected.

Or the day his mom suddenly pulled a jeweler’s magnifying glass out of her kitchen cabinet (why she had that I’ll never know, and I learned it’s called an “eye loupe” — in case you were wondering) and peered at my ring. “It’s a very good stone, just one small flaw,” she said with an authority she didn’t really have. Okay, great, I thought. It didn’t matter to me, I was just happy to be engaged to the man I loved.

How I discovered I was given a fake engagement ring

Back in present time I was stunned. I wasn’t angry. I wasn’t upset with him for buying a fake diamond, I wanted to know why he didn’t tell me. The truth is that I’d have been happy with a cigar band.

I knew it wasn’t a financial reason. Did that then mean he’d never loved me? Was he planning to tell me one day? Maybe he wanted to wait and see if the marriage lasted a few years, then swap it out one night while I was sleeping.

My worst fear was that he never had any faith in me or the marriage from the start. The questions and assumptions raced through my mind.

It wasn’t the ring, it wasn’t the stone. It was the deceit. The big charade. He asked me to be his partner in everything, for the rest of our lives, while starting that life off with deception. What did that say about the rest of our marriage?

I suppose that’s another reason why it ended.

I resumed party planning. We paid for it all ourselves and still made that donation. I did have a few days where I felt like I’d been the butt of some big joke, one everyone was in on but me. And then I looked at my son.

I knew that I was where I was supposed to me, with the man I was meant to end up with. A man who has also promised me to be forthcoming if he ever gifts me with fake diamonds in the future.

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Jennifer Lopez turns a grimy subway platform into a steamy dance club in the new video for "Amor, Amor, Amor," the singer's latest Spanish language single.

In the video, Lopez and featured guest Wisin have their respective troupes showdown in a dance-off at the vacant subway station before the train

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So now we know the location of the farewell dinner for Graydon Carter, the outgoing editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair. The gathering will be held at the downtown hot spot Balthazar in early December. But it won’t be the grand farewell that one source said Carter initially wanted. Some sources close to Carter insisted that a…
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N.E.R.D. Detail Star-Studded New Album at Surprise Listening Party

N.E.R.D.'s first concert in over six years turned into a surprise listening party for their upcoming new album as Pharrell Williams and company debuted No_One Ever Really Dies at ComplexCon in Long Beach,

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The best hairbrushes to prep and style every hair type for party season

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From a limited edition hairbrush that detangles without damaging your tresses to a backcombing dream, getting the party hairstyle you want is now easier than ever…

We can’t quite believe ten years have passed since Tangle Teezer blessed us with a wince-free solution to detangling our hair. Now, the award-wining hairbrush brand we’ve come to rely on for all our hair needs has just released a limited edition Glitter Gem Compact Styler detangling hairbrush, £13.50, and it’s got us feeling all festive.

A little sparkle around Christmas and the New Year is an unwritten rule. But if sparkly dresses or the glitter strobing make-up trend that’s blowing up on Instagram aren’t your style, treating yourself to Tangle Teezer’s Glitter Gem Compact Styler detangling hairbrush is the next best thing.

This super-useful little dazzler fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, with two-tiered bristles that work wonders on knotted hair – whether it’s wet or dry. Gently compacting hair towards the roots with zero damage, it helps add natural-looking texture and volume that lasts.

It also manages to tame frizz well and boosts shine, leaving hair expertly prepped to start styling. It even fits comfortably in a clutch.

Cara Delevingne, Emma Watson and Victoria Beckham are all Tangle Teezer fans – and if that’s not a sign of hairbrush hierarchy, we don’t know what is.

Looking for ways to add lasting volume to your signature hairstyle? Try Tangle Teezer’s new Back-combing hairbrush, £10 – it’s been a major talking point on our beauty desk this week and is flying off the shelves at tangleteezer.com, Boots and professional salons across the UK.

Whether you want to tease volume at the crown or go all out and sculpt a beehive hairstyle, use it to back-comb from the root in a slow up-and-down motion to create lasting volume with zero damage. It’s the latest addition to Tangle Teezer’s three step range of detangling, blow-drying and styling hairbrushes.

With a range of hairbrushes that work this well, all that’s left to think about is what to wear to the office party.

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At West Bank tea party, artist Banksy offers royal ‘apology’ for Balfour Declaration

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Toya Wright Slays At Her 34 Birthday Party

This mama to be came ready to slay at her birthday party! She makes maternity wear feel like regular wear in her $ 595 Moschino mini dress. Toya Wright celebrated her 34 birthday on October 26, 2017.

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According to BET, the reality star had the matching bag and wore black-suede boots to bring the entire outfit together. Some might say that it’s a little excessive to be dressing like that as a pregnant woman, but when you’re a celebrity you have to look the part!

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However, this has got to be some serious inspiration for pregnant women out there who don’t think they can look this good during pregnancy.

You can have that pregnancy glow and slay no matter what!

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We know moms love Target. But 3-year-old Charlie Kern loves the big red bullseye so much, she asked her mom Emily for a Target birthday party.

“I started asking Charlie in January what type of party she wanted and the first thing out of her mouth was Target,” Kern told BabyCenter. “I tried to get her to want something else like Trolls and such but she wasn’t having it!”

And so, the Pennsylvania-based mom gave Charlie what she wanted, and planned an epic Target-themed party.

3-year-old loves her Target birthday party

Obviously, Charlie dressed in red for her big day, as did her parents.

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Kern took the Target theme all the way! Charlie’s party was indeed epic, complete with a Targetesque cafe.

Target birthday party cafe

The party also featured a homemade cake adorned with bullseye logos, and of course, red-and-white everything.

Target birthday party cake

“People thought it was hilarious that she wanted that kind of party, and knew we were gonna do it, but when they showed up and saw how it all played out, they loved it!” Kern told us about guests’ reactions to the Target birthday party. She added, “Charlie herself was so excited. She woke up from nap to a decorated house and just walked around so excited yelling ‘Yay Target! It’s my party, it’s my Target!'”

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One especially creative touch was Kern’s dollar section, in which she filled bins with items like bubbles and candy for Charlie’s friends to fill their goody bags, donated by her local Target!

Kern says Charlie’s reaction made all of the planning worth it. As for why her little girl is Target-obsessed, this mama’s best guess is that when Charlie was born prematurely at 28 weeks, and it was too cold for her to take her outside, Kern would, obvi, tote her newborn to Target when she needed to get out of the house.

What mom can’t relate to these types of life-saving Target runs? Here’s wishing Charlie a very happy third birthday, and um, do you mind if we steal this adorable birthday party idea?

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How to Throw the Perfect Sophisticated Halloween Party

Growing out of Halloween? Totally not an option! Of course, we all reach a point when we’re tired of the same old trick-or-treating, Casper, candy corn and those weird “eyeballs” that are just peeled grapes.

But you can keep celebrating Halloween even when you start to get a little bit more sophisticated. In fact, Halloween is particularly suited to a certain gothic glamor that lends itself to elegant dinner parties and spooky soirees. You just have to know how to modify your usual traditions to fit the chic new you.

These tips will help you throw a Halloween party that your friends will be talking about all year.

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1. Think gothic, not garish

Gothic Halloween

Gothic Halloween

You can be creepy and still classy — just look at Morticia Addams’ gothic dream house. Instead of decorating your home and yard with severed limbs, fake blood and screaming, animatronic ghouls, opt for imposing gargoyles (foam ones will do just fine), black lace everything, velvet accents and tarnished candelabras. Now add in your classic fog machine and just a few novelty spiders, and you’ve set a scene worthy of any classic horror film.

2. Upgrade your eats

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Candy corn just won’t cut it if you want to host a truly chic Halloween party. First, you want to make sure you have some savory snacks on hand. Opt for classy finger foods that have a dramatic look about them without being explicitly Halloween-themed — think fig, balsamic and goat cheese crostata, blini with caviar and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus.

Next, the candy. Every Halloween party needs candy, but you’ll want to opt for something a little more luxurious than what you got in your trick-or-treating bucket as a kid. Opt for high-quality indulgence. Godiva Masterpieces chocolate goes with the moody, dark decor. You can hand out the individually wrapped chocolates — in Milk Chocolate Caramel Lion of Belgium, Dark Chocolate Ganache Heart or Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Oyster varieties — to your guests as party favors and serve a few of the filled bars on your dessert table. Everyone’s sweet tooth will be satisfied.

3. Set the mood with music

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Music helps set the mood at any party. Ditch the haunted house sound effects CD and put on a new kind of music — classic horror movie film scores. Composers like Bernard Herrmann (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Psycho), Wojciech Kilar (Bram Stoker’s Dracula), and Danny Elfman (Edward Scissorhands, Corpse Bride) write instrumental music that will give you goose bumps on the back of your neck without resorting to shrieking banshees or ominous laughter.

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4. Make a dress(-up) code

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No matter how elegant your party setup is, things will feel a little silly if someone shows up in a giant Elmo costume. That’s why themed Halloween parties are so great. You can ask your guests to dress up as debonair vampires, Victorian ghosts, kings and queens — basically, whatever will ensure that the vibe is somewhere along the lines of undead-black-tie-optional with no life-size Grumpy Cats or poop emojis in sight.

5. Keep it simple

Halloween decor

Halloween decor

These days, it seems like you can find Halloween decorations in all sorts of colors — orange, purple, lime green, red, black. But put them all together, and things start to look more like a zany carnival than a creepy haunted house.

Instead, pare down your color palette. I like black with one accent color. Even black and gray, too somber for the other 364 days of the year, work perfectly to create a softer spooky mood.

And don’t forget flowers. Monotone arrangements made with black silk flowers, crow feathers and lace keep things sophisticated and more than a little creepy.

With these tips, you’ll experience Halloween in a totally new way. Sure, you’ve outgrown the glow-in-the-dark skeletons, but gourmet chocolate, black lace and classic movie music make for an Oct. 31 even the most sophisticated among us will want to celebrate.

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Hailey Baldwin Wore a $54 Dress With the Perfect Party Shoes

If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect little black dress—you know, the one that you can wear out at night and during the daytime—Hailey Baldwin has you covered. The simple LBD she wore to Drake’s birthday bash can easily be dressed up for an evening on the town or dressed down with sneakers for a casual day of shopping. And if you’re not quite convinced yet that its versatile nature is reason enough to buy it, just take a look at its price tag. At $ 54, this little black dress from Aussie brand Meshki is a steal.

This isn’t the first time Baldwin has shopped the affordable label. Earlier in September, she was spotted out in a stunning satin little white dress, which she paired with white sneakers. But this time around, the model traded in her LWD for an LBD and her Adidas Stan Smiths were swapped out for a pair of silver, lace-up heels. Styled with just a few simple accessories—hoop earrings, a delicate silver necklace, and a Givenchy satchel—Baldwin proves how simple it is to elevate this affordable wardrobe staple.

Scroll down to see Hailey Baldwin’s little black dress and shop her party look for yourself.

On Hailey Baldwin: Meshki Mia Thin Strap Bodycon Mini Dress ($ 54); Dsquared2 Riri Sandals ($ 1285); Givenchy Micro Nightingale Leather Satchel ($ 1790)

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Style Scenario: The Casual, Minimum Costume, Halloween Party

Look, sometimes you really get the urge to go all-out on a Halloween costume. Other years, you just don’t. What about those times in-between, when you want to have some semblance of a recognizable costume, but don’t want to do the head-to-toe thing? Well, that’s what this is for. We’re going to take a basic Dappered-esque outfit (which will serve if you don’t want to be in costume, at all), and change out just a couple items so you can get through the Halloween costume parties with ease. Note: While these are easy switcharoos, they’re not subtle, and everyone should know who/what you are; with a couple of choices in homage to men who have passed recently. Be sure to check your local thrift stores for these items as well.

 

The Basic, Non-Costume Look

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The Hef

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The Petty (rest in peace Sir)

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The Kid/Georgie

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The Eastwood

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