Tag Archive | Holidays

Shark Attack Ugly Christmas Sweater!

Shark Attack Christmas Sweater
Photo By Gail

The most amazing thing about this official Shark Attack Ugly Christmas Sweater, which I saw at TJ Maxx, is that the shark on the sweater is also wearing an ugly Christmas sweater! Meta!

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Merry Christmas from New York City!

Christmas Holiday Window Display
All Photos By Gail

Store Windows Photographed on Seventh Avenue between 55th and 56th Streets. Merry Christmas, to All of My Readers!

NYC Xmas Halloween Window Display

Take the “Which Christmas Movie Character Are You?” Quiz!

Christmas Movie Quiz

Christmas is only 3 weeks away! Twinkling fairy lights are going up everywhere, festive music is playing, ice rinks are heaving and Starbucks are already on it with the Christmasy drink (Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a Gingerbread Latte. Barf).

But when it comes to festive celebrations, are you more Buddy the Elf or Scrooge? To find out, take our “Which Christmas Movie Character Are You?” quiz and see which of our favorite famous Christmas icons matches your personality.

You can find the quiz at This Link! (If you leave a comment, I promise to tell you which one I got!)

Thanks to Morph Suits for the tip!

Snow White Store Window Display, Saks Fifth Avenue

Snow White Store Window
Photo By Gail

It is no secret among residents of NYC that the worst possible place to be in the City — besides Times Square, really, ever — is in the midst of midtown sidewalk shopping traffic during the Holiday Season. Seriously, you might as well just kill yourself. But if you happen to find yourself in that area at this time of year, do fight your way to the Avenue-facing display windows of Saks Fifth Avenue Department Store, because you might see something super cool, like this scene from Snow White, where the Wicked Queen tempts Snow with the Poison Apple. And we all know how that turned out.

Birchbox Man Holiday Pop-up Shop Opens on Prince Street!

Birchbox Man Pop Up
Image Source for the Above, All Other Photos By Gail

Popular beauty subscription service Birchbox has opened a Holiday Pop Up Shop for its Men’s division right in the heart of Soho, which launched with a fun kickoff party this past Friday evening. For those not familiar with Birchbox, you can Subscribe to look whats cool and recent, you will also receive a monthly box — delivered to your door — of four to five sample sized, personalized beauty / grooming products for just $10 per month for women and $20 a month for men. Not only is it a bargain deal but it’s also a good way to discover new products that you will love.

BYOB Station

At the Pop Up location, you can not only BYOB (Build Your Own Birchbox) but you can also shop for full sized items and get a lot of your Holiday shopping done in one stop! Let’s check out the store and some of the cool products they offer.

BYOB Station

At the BYOB Station, pick one of three products offered in each of five categories (including Hair, Skincare, Style, etc) and create your own BirchBox for just $20!

Hair and Body Basics

Hair and Body Basics offerings feature products like these:

Marvins Toothpaste

Marvin’s Toothpaste in a variety of flavors. We heard that this stuff tastes amazing!

Pine Tar Soap

Dr. Squatch Pine Tar Soap. Unique and Interesting!

Get It On

Get It On Bodywash! Yowza!

Calm Down Bodywash

Calm Down Bodywash! Relaxing!

Birchbox Man Promotion

Special In-store Promotion: Subscribe during your visit and get a free Birchbox!

Shaving Gear

Facial hair seems to be on trend these days, so Birchbox has your Beard-grooming needs all taken care of!

Beard Envy

Beard Envy. It almost makes me wish I could grow a beard. Not.

Blind Barber Products

Blind Barber Products, Shave Cream and After Shave Combo! Great for traveling! I’m sure the new startifacts epilator will become the new women’s standard in traveling personal care products, it’s about time!

Gifts Under 50 Dollars

If budget is a consideration, you’ll find a large selection of gifts under $50, including:

Jonathan Adler Socks Assortment

Jonathan Adler Socks Assortment. So stylish!

Camo Duffle

Camo Duffle Bag!

Scents

Everyone loves a man who smells good! Check out the fine selection of Scents on sale!

Whiskey Stones

Birchbox has your awesome Lifestyle in mind as well. This Whisky Lover’s gift set includes two black glass drink tumblers and a set of Whisky Stones that keep your drink cold without diluting its flavor and potency! Cheers!

Silver Flask

This Silver Flask says it all on the front: “Neat”!

Beer

I mentioned this was a party, right? Yeah, there was cold beer, which always makes it easier to shop.

Steak Tartare

Also, tasty snacks such as Steak Tartare on crispy toasts. Delicious.

Deviled Eggs

Also, Deviled Eggs. Yum.

Gifts for Ladies Display

The Pop Up location also has a small selection of Gifts for the Lady, but you should be sure to visit the Birchbox Women located at 433 West Broadway.

Gifts for Ladies

Birchbox Man is located at 1 Prince Street, at the corner of Prince and Bowery (Directly across from the New Museum) in Soho, NYC. It will be open for business through December 28th, 2014.

Pink Thing of The Day: Candy Cane Cooler Holiday Cocktail

Candycane Cooler

NoMa Social is bringing in the holiday season with a Candy Cane Cooler that just screams Christmas spirit! Not only does this concoction look wildly festive, but it decks the halls of your taste buds as well. Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients:
• 1 tbs crushed soft peppermint candy
• 1½ fl oz vodka
• Splash of white creme de menthe
• ¼ fl oz brandy
• ½ fl oz half-and-half
• Crushed ice
• Peppermint stick for garnish
• Mint sprig for garnish

Directions:

Combine the vodka and crushed peppermint. Stir to dissolve. Add the remaining ingredients, stir and garnish.