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A Solution for Gift-Giving Angst


photo courtesy of Josh Jakus

A friend called me up the other day, and I immediately detected panic in her voice. “I have so much to do!” she said. “Are you done with your holiday shopping yet? What do you want me to get you? Why don’t YOU sound stressed?”

Pretty in Eco-Pink


courtesy of Origins
 

Guys and Gals of Movember

photography by Rick Camargo



Greetings,

The month of November became “Movember”, and the moustache-sporting masses gathered at Ruby Skye for one fun-loving, mo-tastic evening.

Enjoy the pics!
Liam
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Homecoming Parade

I was on vacation, and now I’m not. Everything else, as writer Calvin Trillin once wrote, is just commentary. I thought about posting some pictures from my non-traditional Thanksgiving trip to Kauai, but then thought better of it—not only might they be jealousy inducing, in nearly every single image I’m eating something: a pineapple frosty, onion rings, banana pancakes, eggs with a side of fried rice. Fitting, maybe, but hardly attractive. Hard to pose for a photo when your frosty is giving you brain freeze.

Louis Vuitton One-Year Anniversary Party

On Wednesday, November 14, Louis Vuitton and W Magazine hosted a bash at the Louis Vuitton Union Square flagship store. The cocktail reception celebrated the one-year anniversary of LV in Union Square with treats and libations as well as stylists on hand to advise partygoers on the latest trends.

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

In Sore Knead

I’m all for the relaxing spa getaway for a sumptuous, lingering massage, but sometimes, especially during the workweek, I’m aching for a quick fix. I gave Zubio Massage Studio in Crocker Galleria a whirl the other day, despite prior reservations about the seemingly random “seated massages” I’ve spotted people getting on their lunch breaks at a mall kiosk or inside an airport terminal. My gut instinct is always a) I doubt I’d feel very relaxed getting massage so out in public like that and b) hmmm, what exactly are the credentials of these people selling Mc-Rubdowns at the bargain rate of a dollar a minute?

Let Us Now Praise the BLT

When the days get cold and dark like this, nothing quite does it like basic comfort food. My current kick is the BLT: a little genius of a sandwich that’s stellar when tomatoes are in season, bread is fresh and bacon is high-quality, but is even damn good when all its elements are merely mediocre.

My current three local BLT faves are each a little different in scope and genre:


Liverpool Lil's BLT with avocado.

1. Liverpool Lil’s version is simple and down-home, with basic sliced bread and the always-nice addition of avocado.

The Band with No Name

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Glasgow-based brit-pop super group Travis rocked the Fillmore on Tuesday, November 20. Indie group Maximo Park started things off.

TRAVIS
Travis

Travis

Travis Travis

Rock N' Roll: Aussie Style

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Aussie rock trio Silverchair—best known for their '90s hit album Frogstomp which they wrote as teens—played a decidedly grown up set at the Independent on Sunday, November 18. Toledo, Ohio garage outfit We Are The Fury started off the night.

SILVERCHAIR
Silverchair

Hangar 1 Vodka

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