HBO x Bumble Invite BFFs To $30m Manhattan Brownstone

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The Activation

This August, HBO targeted its millennial audience by hosting a pop-up event with Bumble at a $30 million townhouse in Lower Manhattan.

From August 15-16, users of Bumble BFF (for women looking for a new bestie) and Bumble (the dating vertical of the the app) were invited to a gorgeous brownstone nestled in the heart of Greenwich Village as a part of HBO’s #StayHomeToTheMovies.

 

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The brownstone included 10 screening rooms across multiple floors all branded around HBO’s campaign where guests experienced treats, drinks and film favourites.

Stay Home To The Movies is an HBO campaign that started earlier in 2018 aimed to encourage users to sign-up and/or continue using HBO Go. [Read more…]

The Oscars, Your PJs, Wine + Popcorn Pairings (+ Hoping Leonardo DiCaprio Wins!)

With the 2016 Oscars around the corner, the question on everyone’s mind is whether or not (my love) Leonardo DiCaprio will finally win a tiny gold man!

Okay, well maybe not everyone, but, it’s certainly on my mind.

So, you know I’ll be sitting at home just waiting… and waiting, and mentally preparing my angry Facebook status rant/happy Facebook status rant-dependent on outcome.

But whether you plan to go to a viewing party or hang out at home, our friends at SkinnyGirl served up a few fab wine and popcorn (yes, you read right) pairings for Hollywood’s biggest night! [Read more…]

Fashion Guide: BrunchCritic’s Third Orange Gala Benefiting Parkinson’s Research

It’s almost that time again!

BrunchCritic’s Third Annual Gala benefiting Parkinson’s Research is nearly here and we’ve got all your style needs covered.

First things first, BrunchCritic is New York’s all-brunch online resource where busy New Yorkers can find the best brunch NYC has to offer.

Coming up on March 6, Orange 2016 will give New Yorkers a chance to experience some of the best brunch restaurants from around the city at an energetic and unique orange-tie event all while benefiting charity.

This year’s event will continue the tradition that was started in 2012, and 100% of the profits will be donated to TEAM FOX for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Hence, all that orange style! [Read more…]

Washington D.C.’s Columbia Room Re-Opens Feb. 9

Iron Arm Grog: Scotch, brose (oatmeal, hay, faro), myrtle berry liqueur, honey, cranberry bitters, frozen cranberries, juniper sprig

“Cocktails are a dialogue with history, nature and our world.

They tell a story of who we are.

The Columbia Room began with the premise that we deserve a space to indulge those stories and so it continues with the new Columbia Room.

We’ve created a bar where both the guest and cocktail take center stage.”

– Derek Brown

After a yearlong hiatus, the James Beard Award-nominated cocktail bar, Columbia Room, announces it’s return in Shaw’s Blagden Alley.

Columbia Room, the intimate cocktail bar created by leading spirits expert Derek Brown, re-opens in Washington on February 9, 2016.

Widely hailed for its meticulously crafted cocktails and intimate drinking experience, [Read more…]

Hey Aphrodite: From Aphrodisiacs To A ‘Love Diet’ Get Your Sexy On [nsfw]

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For our coupled readers or friends-ies looking to *ahem* couple up, we thought we’d put together something a little enticing, a little sexy and mostly scrumptious for your St. Valentine’s Day delight… mostly for laughs and giggles.

We don’t claim any of this works, and that’s our disclaimer!

Now take your mind mostly out of the gutter. 😉 [Read more…]

Beyond The Beach: 2016 Launch Of Hawaiian Tropic Apparel

Coming in February 2016, for the first time EVER, Hawaiian Tropic is launching a brand new line of apparel.

Through a partnership with The Fred David International Group, Edgewell Personal Care Company, the owner of the iconic sun care brand, is launching this highly-anticipated fashion line.

Known to many as a sun care brand that is synonymous with summer indulgence, Hawaiian Tropic is no stranger to the lifestyle industry with its wealth of activation sponsorships and events worldwide.

The new for 2016 [Read more…]

Worth It: The Wondrous Workings Of The Urban Smith [#Giveaway]

Founded by Molly Cruit in San Francisco, The Urban Smith is a line of creatively saucy-crafted jewelry that is meant to inspire, express and reflect life around us.

Whether fun, serious, endearing or timeless, The Urban Smith is your ability to make your mark on the world.

In my personal opinion, the beautiful pieces that Molly makes are nothing short of personal and there are not enough words to describe how much my customized “Worth It” necklace from Molly means to me.

My father got sick last year. Very sick. He has the advanced stages of Frontotemporal Dementia that came on rapidly that he deteriorated so dramatically in the last 18-months.

He can’t write anymore. His speech is basically nonexistence. He barely walks anymore.

Molly made me a beautiful necklace out of his original handwriting that she stenciled and crafted with “Worth It” on one side and “Love, Neville” on the other side.

It’s to remind me that no matter what — I’m WORTH IT.

Just as my father always encouraged me and told me.

This is my reminder — to wear and show off — that I can overcome anything.

He always believed in me, no matter what. And in those moments when I feel broken and sad and like I can’t take it anymore … I just need to remember what he is unable to tell me.

It’s like another permanent piece of him that I can hold on too: it looks like a piece of him; it is a piece of him.

“Worth It”, like Molly’s other gold pieces, is made of [Read more…]

Keep On Track This Winter With Healthy Eating And Vegan Smart

As autumn dwindles down and winter arrives, stay healthy with Vegan Smart shakes — an all-in-one nutritional soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan protein shake specifically created for vegans or those who are considering shifting to a vegan lifestyle.

A favorite of Kristin Bell, Vegan Smart contains a [Read more…]

Jose Cuervo Rolling Stones Tour Plane Pop-Up Unveiled At JFK’s Terminal 4

From November 6 through December 30, travelers passing through New York City’s John F. Kennedy airport’s Terminal 4 will get the opportunity to experience a cutting edge Jose Cuervo Rolling Stones Tour Plane pop-up designed by Air Hollywood.

This installation, which will be housed in Concourse A in the retail lounge of Terminal 4 at JFK airport, is the second activation in a year-long series of epic [Read more…]

Surf’s Up! Indulge In National Tequila Day With Patrón Citrónge Mango

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Surf’s up!

Happy National Tequila Day 🙂

And to celebrate we partnered with our friends over at Patrón to share some of their favorite cocktail recipes featuring the latest release in their portfolio, Patrón Citrónge Mango Liqueur.

Below are just a few fabulous mixology fixes from some of the hottest rooftops and bars in Manhattan.

Sí! [Read more…]