Put the ho, ho, ho in the holidays this year by taking a naughty spin on St. Nick in the boudoir. Or are you more nice than naughty? We've got holiday-inspired bedroom wear for that, too. No matter what your relationship status, these Santa-inspired lingerie and PJ pieces are perfect for being holed up this holiday season — whether it's a steamy sesh with your lover or a sleepover with girlfriends. So turn on some Christmas tunes and slip into these Santa unmentionables. Shop the naughty and nice nighties now!
Whether you're headed to the airport or merely gassing up the car, packing for a trip home over the holidays can be stressful. It's a tough case of preparing for multiple situations (a cocktail party with the parents, a casual night with high school friends, and maybe, maybe a quick workout). To help, we've drafted up a list of smart items to throw in the suitcase and shopped it out below with pieces we love — print it out and keep it handy while you pack. Think of it as our holiday gift to you.
. . . Is wearing something gorgeous on your finger while sipping one! The glitzy baubles are by far the easiest way to add something extra to an outfit as you're stepping out the door on your way to a party.
Unlike the outfit you might wear to your friend's holiday party, the dress code at your family soiree is probably a bit more conservative. While you want to look fun and festive, it might not be the place to break out your sexiest tops or trendiest dresses. Look for classic dresses with a little sheen or embellishment and an ultraflattering cut. Add a touch of color with a pretty necklace or a pair of jeweled earrings and finish with sweet heels (and tights, if necessary!). The result? An outfit you and mom can agree on.
Brace yourself for the merriest Christmas of all this year, thanks to our eggnog martini. It's creamy, it's rich, and it sings of spices from cinnamon to nutmeg — and it's all topped off with a crunchy, boozy graham-cracker-crust rim. Watch the video, then print out the recipe to add even more spring to your holiday step!
Know someone who donates to NPR every year and considers The New Yorker perfect beach reading? Then we have gifts they'll love! They range from historical — like a look at the 50 most iconic photos of all time — to modern: think a coffee-table book filled with beautifully designed Obama campaign posters. As for stocking stuffers, we've found some very clever and unexpected public radio temporary tattoos or vintage Vanity Fair covers. Keep reading for some beautiful and often educational gifts the news junkie in your life will appreciate.
It's the holiday season, and we're getting in the spirit with our favorite holiday gifts. We've been rounding up our picks for everyone in your life, and now we want to gift you with something from our amazing giveaways. For day three of our Favorite Holiday Gifts Giveaway, we are giving you the chance to get everything you need for motherhood with $2,000 to Amazon.
A recipe to have on hand all Winter season is for chewy gingerbread cookies. Unlike the crispy counterparts that are typically rolled, cut out in festive shapes, and decorated with royal icing, this ultramoist, molasses-rich gingerbread cookie is slice-and-bake. There's no need to be a Betty Crocker decorator, because this convenient, quick method just requires you to engage your basic log-forming skills (channel your inner kindergartener in art class).
OK, here's the hard part. The cookie dough log has to be refrigerated to moisten up and firm up before being cut. Distract yourself by eating peppermint treats for the next two hours.
The molasses makes the dough salty, so to offset that (and to add a nice crunchiness), dip one side of the cookies in a bowl of granulated sugar.
The cookies will spread as they bake, so be sure to keep them spaced out. Once the cookies have emerged from the oven, serve them with milk, eggnog, or even turn them into an ice cream sandwich with vanilla or eggnog ice cream.
Are you familiar with the "white elephant" gift exchange? It's a veritable tchotchke swap. The premise is that you show up with one totally useless wacky gift, draw numbers to see who goes first, and then let the opening begin. As subsequent participants unwrap their gifts, they can steal away the other's newly acquired goods. (I once obtained one of those sad-looking Charlie Brown Christmas trees this way. Score.) Do you have a white elephant party coming up, or perhaps you merely have friends with goofy senses of humor? Then let the gag gifting begin.
Dresses were having a major week — and the women who wore them didn't look half bad either! Blake Lively was a style standout in her lacy Marchesa look at a New York Van Cleef & Arpels bash, and hers was among the most subdued of the week's looks. Bright colors ruled the day for Claire Danes in Valentino, Julia Roberts in Proenza Schouler, and Kate Mara in J. Mendel. Click through to see the looks we loved on some very chic ladies.