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12 Dec

Can Anyone Top Lady Gaga’s Epic Holiday Makeover?

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When you’re Lady Gaga everything you do has a fashion component. The pop superstar has always used clothing to express herself so it’s only natural that when she gets into the spirit of the Christmas season, it involves a dramatic outfit or two. Taking to Instagram this afternoon to wish her fans happy holidays, she unveiled her latest look, an elfin makeover complete with pointy ears and candy-striped stockings. Nodding to the North Pole with head-to-toe glamour, Gaga merged costume-y extravagance —who else could make a wintergreen velvet corset look chic?—with pieces even minimalists could...
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11 Dec

How To Spoil Yourself This Holiday Season

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Fashion PR expert, founder of Alise Collective and industry insider Dria Murphy knows all about luxury. And this time of year, she's here to remind you that it's important to treat yourself, not just others (though that's important, too). See the 10 ways she's indulging, and prepare for some serious self-care inspiration.

1 Order In

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Courtesy of Dria Murphy

"Who doesn't love sleeping in and ordering room service? My mornings usually consist of waking up early for meetings, so enjoying a gorgeous hotel with breakfast in bed (or breakfast in my own bed for that matter) is a treat."

SHOP NOW Eberjey pajama set, $115, bloomingdales.com

2 Accessorize Accordingly

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"I adore a winter white accessory and a great scent, like Alexander McQueen For Her. This mini Tory Burch satchel...
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11 Dec

How Many Bottles Of Wine Does Your Dinner Party Need? Do the (Easy!) Math

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Most people would say that the dinner is the most important part of a dinner party, but I would argue it’s having enough wine. You can pull a Tim Allen and turn a turkey into a wildfire, and no one will care if there are plenty of bottles to go around. Wine starts conversations, complements dishes (you didn’t burn), and keeps the party going. But how many bottles of wine are “enough wine”? To start, you need to know how many glasses are in a bottle of wine. This seems obvious, but considering we’ve all had nights where a whole bottle of wine equals two very large mason jars of Cab Franc while hate-watching Love Actually, it’s important to break it down. A bottle of wine is...
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8 Dec

These Boots Were Made For Walking (and Dancing) Through Party Season

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Holiday season is nearly upon us. Bring on the whirlwind of vivid prints, sparkling sequins, and all-around festive cocktail attire! As for the footnote: In an unlikely turn of events, we’re welcoming the reimagined ankle boot into the merry mix. Sure, it’s not the first time boots have worked the party circuit—we’ve had our share of sky- and thigh-high boots creeping up on the catwalk as of late—but this season’s quirky, eclectic iterations with unrivaled aesthetics are more than ready to hit the dance floor while making a modern evening statement. Balenciaga’s space-age silver booties, which come pointed and peaked mid-shin, perfectly offset a proper off-the-shoulder velvet dress, while Manolo Blahnik’s silk and satin stilettos draw the eye downward with a hint...
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8 Dec

Apple Walnut Crostata

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INGREDIENTS

Crust

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup California walnuts, chopped
1/8 teaspoon salt
Dash of nutmeg
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons milk

Filling

2 Granny Smith apples, cored, thinly sliced
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1/3 cup California walnuts, chopped
1/3 cup golden raisins

Sprinkling on Top

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

PREPARATION Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat two 12-inch x 14-inch pieces of parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray. Combine flour, walnuts, salt and nutmeg in food processor. Whirl until walnuts are finely ground. Drizzle oil and milk over flour mixture. Pulse until dough is evenly moistened. Gather dough into a ball. Place dough between the two pieces of sprayed parchment paper and place on a slightly damp work surface. Roll dough to a 12-inch circle. Remove top sheet of parchment; lift dough with bottom sheet and place on baking sheet. (NOTE:...
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7 Dec

12 Inspired Holiday Looks

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New Year, new way to look better than everyone else at the party. Shop 12 holiday ideas that are nothing short of inspired.

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If The Sparkly Shoe Fits

Rihanna's Oscar de La Renta velvet dress is a standout, but the real star of this look is boots that are made for walking—and being photographed.

Marco de Vincenzo boots, $1,595, mytheresa.com.

SHOP IT

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Dallas Reboot

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Get your '80s drama on with standout shoulders and a little bling.

Gucci dress, $25,000, net-a-porter.com.

SHOP IT

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 13:  Fashion blogger Caroline Daur attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2017 at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on October 13, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Alberto Rodriguez/amfAR/Getty Images for amfAR)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 13: Fashion blogger Caroline Daur attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2017 at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on October 13, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto Rodriguez/amfAR/Getty Images for amfAR)

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Shoulder Sweepers

Do like Cara Daur and let your earrings reach your shoulders.

Saint Laurent earrings, $1,195, net-a-porter.com.

SHOP IT

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Le Smoking Dress

The jacket is the main...
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6 Dec

Try These Luxe Holiday Travel Survival Kits

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We’ve all been there: It's the Holidays, and you’re finally heading on your transatlantic flight home when suddenly you feel a cold coming on. Or, upon landing, your skin is so dry it feels as if you've just spent a week sunbathing in the Mojave desert. It’s 2017, and we say suffer no more! Style doesn’t stop with clothing. What you have going on inside counts too. And seriously, who knew skincare and supplements could be so chic? Here, CR brings you the latest and greatest in remedies with luxe travel survival kits that go the distance to keep you fresh while traveling this holiday season. Bon voyage!

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FULL-SYSTEM REBOOT Focusing on the complaints of the frequent traveler—sleep, muscle...
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4 Dec

Seven Christmas Markets In Europe

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From Prague to Rome, via Copenhagen, Europe's biggest capitals go all-out each year for their popular Christmas markets. Head to one of the best this winter, to pick up a treat and keep you feeling festive all month long.

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The Prague Christmas Market Every year, the Prague Christmas market sets up shop in the magnificent main square in the Old Town. Gathered at the feet of a giant, twinkling Christmas tree, the stalls let Czech handicrafts shine, offering a variety of wooden puppets, handmade jewelry and the regional specialty vánocvka, a kind of braided brioche with raisins. However, it's the procession of Saint Nicholas - accompanied by an angel and a devil - that really draws in the crowds, as...
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30 Nov

This Cheese-Filled Pumpkin Is Fondue x1000

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Once the temperature dips below 40 degrees and a significant layer of red-gold leaves litter the ground, the texts from my friends trickle in. "Cheese pumpkin?!" one writes. "Hey, it's been a while. Let's get together!" says another. "Remember that cheese pumpkin you made that one time? Could you send me the recipe?" writes a friend who lives in Atlanta. Like Linus in the Peanuts comic strip, the mere mention of this great pumpkin, a whole roasted, burnished gourd filled to the brim with bubbly cheese and broth-cream soaked bread, inspires frenzied delight. My friends wait for it every year. For one, the thing is super impressive looking. Who else has dared to roast an entire pumpkin this month? I’d venture to say very few....
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27 Nov

Sarrah Jessica Parker Makes Holiday History With Her First NYC Shop

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Shoes. Shopping. Sarah Jessica Parker. Need we say more? It takes a legend to cause a fashionable stir on one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and SJP has done just that. The CR-favorite opens a New York City pop-up shop today, smack dab in the heart of midtown at Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street. On offer will be bestselling shoe styles that have become a signature of the eponymous brand since its inception four years ago, as well as new and exclusive styles. Parker also knows a girl needs more than just chic footwear, and the pop-up will have her line’s handbags and iconic little black dress. The interior will feature custom wallpaper inspired by her showroom’s staggering Lucite...
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