The countdown is on to the 143rd Kentucky Derby.
The 143rd Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017. In addition to classic Mint Juleps and Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie, here are the essentials you need to throw a Derby bash without making the trip to Churchill Downs.
1. PERSONALIZED INVITATIONS
A monogrammed mint julep invitation will set the tone for your Derby party.
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2. PARTY PACK
All of the essentails needed for your Derby party featuring the official logo of the 143rd Kentucky Derby.
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Valentine's Day is almost upon us. Chances are, there's someone in your life who's expecting some flowers (and if that someone is yourself, that's fine too—we've all pulled a Cher Horowitz at least once). Either way, don't fall victim to the perils of never-ending 1-800 calls. These five online flower services make ordering a romantic bouquet a feasible reality in just a few quick swipes.
Sure, Valentine's Day can be a time to profess your love for your significant other. But it's also a broader celebration of love—like the love you feel for your friends and family or even your own body. So why not make it about love for humanity as a whole? That may seem like a lofty goal, but it turns out you can accomplish it just by picking your gift wisely.
Here are a few presents that'll make your Valentine and a lot of other people happy.
‘Tis the season for lighting candles
It’s the 1st December which means we are officially allowed to fully embrace anything and everything Christmas related. Cheesy festive songs on repeat in the office, mince pies after every meal, and mulled wine by the bucketload. It also means it is now totally acceptable to give your home its yuletide makeover.
Whether you plan to go the whole hog with a tree, tinsel and more, or are taking a more minimalist approach with a sprinkling of lights and a few tastefully placed holly branches, candles make a great addition to any festive home.
From forest pine to spiced gingerbread, these are our favourites.
Roja Parfums Christmas Eve
As Buddy the Elf once wisely declared, “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” He’s going to want to cover his ears for this, because a New York City bar may have found a better tactic — holiday cocktails served in snow globes. They sound like the stuff of dreams, but we assure you they are very real. LOCL, a New York City bar in the Nylo Hotel, is serving up holiday libations in serious style, and it’s the most festive way possible to get on your holiday buzz.
Called Shakespeare’s Globe, the festive holiday drink is made with gin, root beer, vanilla syrup, cointreau, and Douglas Fir liqueur (Christmas tree-flavored booze).
In case you were hiding under a rock (or 100 layers of rocks), you've def come across one of these crazy YouTube challenges that dominated the Internet this year. To sum it all up: vloggers basically got bored of their regular makeup tutorials \and took things to an insane new level by trying on 100 layers of, well, pretty much anything. Nail polish, foundation, lipstick, self-tanner — the list goes on. And yes, each challenge is as bizarre as it sounds. Here, the 13 best 100 layers challenges of 2016 for you to cringe over.
1 100 LAYERS OF NAIL POLISH
We all know about Rent the Runway, but when it comes to renting there's a whole other realm of possibilities, especially when it comes to gearing up for holiday merriment. From office parties to Friendsgiving to New Year's Eve festivities, there's a lot of territory to fill in the style department—but only so many funds available! Thankfully, this line-up of super-helpful subscription services has your back no matter the occasion, whether it's casual and intimate or big and dressed-up, and are forgiving on your wallet. Oh, and sizes above 0-12? Yep, we've got you covered there, too.