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29 Dec

The New Way to Throw a Hanukkah Party

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Winter has arrived—and it’s that magical time of year where on every corner there seems to be a towering wall of pine trees and in every store, a playlist spouting ’NSync’s “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” on a never-ending loop. Amidst eggnog-flavored lattes, mistletoe, nutcrackers, carols, and St. Nick—not to mention the newly released movie, Office Christmas Party—it can often feel like Hanukkah is bottom-rung, the Jan Brady of winter holidays, ignored in the background with a weird haircut sighing, “Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!” (And this year Hanukkah overlaps with Christmas so it’s even more eclipsed.) The story of Hanukkah, however, has never been more relevant and its message has never felt so...
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29 Dec

3 At-Home Workouts To Do During The Holidays

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With all of the sweets, treats and cocktails December brings, it's easy to lose track of your fitness routine, especially when travel makes you forgo your normal gym. Here, fitness guru Anna Victoria gives us 3 simple sets of workout moves you don't even have to leave the house to do. So wherever the holidays bring you, ensure that you'll stay taut, toned and looking fit. See her tips and how-to video below. Glute Bridge + Single Leg Glute Bridge: Begin by laying on the ground with your feet placed shoulder width apart, and hold a dumbbell in a comfortable position above your hips. Proceed to lift your hips straight up by pushing off your heels, and pause for a brief...
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28 Dec

21 Comfy Outfits to Wear When You Don’t Want to Leave Your House

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I don’t know about you, but when I talk about going home for the holidays, I mean going—and staying—home. As in, not venturing outdoors unless absolutely necessary. Now, that may have something to do with the fact that my family lives in Canada, and it’s often so frigid up there that you’d be nuts to go out wearing less than seven layers of clothing (not an easy packing task, lemme tell you), but even without the climate concerns, this time of year is your prime opportunity to curl up inside in the company of ample hot beverages, piles of cozy knitwear, and plenty of reading material. Sound appealing? Thought so. In the slideshow, see 21 seasonally-appropriate comfortable outfits you can get away with...
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28 Dec

Meet the Designer Who Is Creating Swimwear for Women of All Sizes

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When my Nana was alive, she had to shop in the basement of the local shoe store because she wore a size 11 double-narrow and that’s where a limited, decidedly unglamorous supply of untraditional sizes was kept. Such as it is for women today that wear above a size 12, who are routinely left to settle for options much less scintillating than their straight-sized counterparts. Plus-sized women are relegated to a metaphorical “basement,” and with the average woman today wearing a size 16, there is hardly anything rare or untraditional about it (unlike my Grandmother’s flipper feet). But thankfully, this is starting to shift because if there’s one thing 2016 has been good for, it’s body positivity. In the past year alone this powerful movement has accelerated with Ashley...
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28 Dec

Yes, You Can Stay in Your Pajamas All Day—Here’s How to Do It in Style

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The holidays are fast approaching and whether you’ve checked everyone off your gift list or still have some last-minute shopping left to do, a good night’s sleep should hopefully be on the agenda. It’s a good excuse to invest in a good pair of stylish pajamas, undoubtedly the unsung hero of a winter wardrobe. Paired with the right accessories, and they will easily move you through the endless round of festive dinners, lunches, and cocktail parties on the horizon. And as Vogue.com Associate Market Editor Anny Choi can attest, there’s no reason why staying in your pajamas can’t be completely glamorous. She’s assembled 11 of the most dream-worthy looks to shop right now. Suffice it to say, you won’t find any...
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28 Dec

Fashion’s Favourite Florist on the Power of the Pastoral

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Days during fashion month are usually spent dashing from Ubers into urban spaces, and so a runway set which revels in the beauty of the natural world can bring relief from concrete claustrophobia. Chilly carparks and strip clubs played host to London’s S/S17 shows: but on the Paul Smith catwalk, tall grasses, red-hot pokers and anemones resembling miniature meadows sprang in rectangles from sections of industrial metal tiling; while at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi thousands of pressed delphiniums, forget-me-nots and narcissi littered a concrete catwalk, like flowers that had fallen from the garlands worn at pagan rituals. The florist responsible for such scenes was the London-based Flora Starkey, whose love of homegrown British flowers and unfaltering belief in the beauty of wilting...
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28 Dec

The 8 Best Ski Resorts Even If You Hate Skiing

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There comes a time in the cold, dark days when everyone wants to talk about/plan/enjoy a ski vacation. But I don't ski, you might think as you side-eye the weirdos who are willing to pile on approximately 134 lbs. of clothing to go to the top of a mountain and hurl themselves down it using sticks and some plastic 2x4s. But—book the ticket. We'll show you where and why.

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Club Med Valmorel Where: Grand Domain, France Why it's perfect for skiiers and non-skiiers: Club Med is pretty much the pioneer of the "all-inclusive" concept, so essentially everything is taken care of through them—airfare, transportation, dining, lift tickets (ha!), and more, making it actually more affordable than you think. Skiing enthusiasts...
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28 Dec

Making the Case for a Weekend Getaway in Baltimore

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Baltimore may not be the first place that comes to mind when pondering a relaxing weekend getaway; but it should be. If you’re on the northern East Coast, it’s a delightfully easy train ride from most major hubs. Pay up for first-class Amtrak tickets—it’s no private cabin on Emirates airlines, but the seats are spacious, the cabin is quiet, and it sure beats long lines at the airport, mysterious flight delays, and cramped coach accommodations. Once you pull into Baltimore’s Penn Station, if you’ve booked with The Ivy Hotel (and you absolutely should), a car will be waiting to take you the short distance to the property. The hotel occupies a grand 19th-century mansion that has been meticulously restored (inlaid...
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28 Dec

Unicorn Snot Is the New Year’s Eve Beauty Hack You’ve Been Waiting For

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Gorilla Snot is so 2016. In the new year, it's going to be all about unicorn snot. That's because our latest gel-styling discovery is infused with glitter, beauty's unofficial accessory for the second year running.

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While it comes in a slew of different shades (pink, purple, green, silver, and gold), the non-slimy, sparkly gel is translucent once applied with just the right amount of iridescence. But make no mistake, while aesthetically speaking it's decidedly majestic, the hold is all business. Intended for the face and body, it also works perfectly for hair. So if you really want to, you can bedazzle your entire body with the stuff on New Year's Eve night.

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27 Dec

How to Style Your Baby Bump Like a Celebrity for the Holidays

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Nothing causes a frenzy in our feeds quite like a celebrity baby bump. And when a rumored bump is confirmed, well it’s pandemonium, people. Like when your bestie tells you she’s preggo after you’ve secretly been thinking she was for weeks/months—then dial up the baby mania another 70% and you get the picture. When model Irina Shayk (a.k.a. Bradley Cooper’s baby mama-to-be and rumored fiancée) worked the runway at Victoria Secret’s annual show earlier this month, she debuted her tiny baby bump and almost broke the internet. Confirmation of baby Cooper-to-be AND dressed like a sex kitten in lingerie and thigh-high boots? Mind. Blown. While mere mortals may not be able to nail the VS Angel look while pregnant (or...
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