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Lotus Vodka Party at W Hotel

Lotus Vodka and Virgin America Airlines hosted a night of high-flying art and cocktails at the W Hotel on on November 15.  The flying themed event featured art from former Jefferson Airplane frontwoman Grace Slick and Blue Lotus caffeinated vodka cocktails.


Kendra Basner, Joanna Braynin, Maya Aramendia       Alesandria Fonseca, Jessica Cushman

Melissa's Playlist 11.28.07


courtesy of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs



Due to copyright issues, some songs on this playlist may be reduced to 30-second samples. For the full-length tracks check out our 7x7 imeem page.

Fashionably Orgasmic

Nars
courtesy of Nars Cosmetics

Look of the Week: Harput's Market

Join us weekly as the Notori.us crew features a look that is meticulously styled, coiffed and made up to create a runway-ready look with fashion-forward selections straight from local boutiques in your neighborhood.

 Harput's Market

For the day: Sara Lanzi white blouse ($481); Sara Lanzi black calf-length pants ($439); Maison Martin Margiela black leather glove belt ($188); Y3 black boots ($500); Judith Jack bracelet is stylist's own.

Cure (Not So) Simple



At the photographer's studio, charcuterie awaits its beauty shot.

When Turkey Leftovers Won't Do


Seaweed salad, hamachi jalapeno sashimi, sashimi combo

My three passions in life are, roughly speaking, food, fitness and travel, so it’s no surprise that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Every year, I fly home to Bethesda, Maryland (a DC suburb), run the Turkey Chase 10K race with my brother, then eat lots of turkey, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. It’s the best.


Bird Call


courtesy of Live Nation

Truly Brilliant Jewelry


courtesy of Brilliant Earth

I’m a girl who likes her jewelry—and I’m sure I get it from my grandfather, who liked to buy my grandmother diamonds. She wore them well, and I liked to try on her rings whenever they visited. Then they bought me my first dainty diamond ring when I was a teen—it was the beginning of a collection of sparkly baubles, big and small.

Sending Thanks and Holiday Greetings


courtesy of Branch

My parents taught me very good manners, and it went beyond “please” and “thank you.” As soon as I was able to grip a crayon, my mom would sit me down to write thank you notes to friends and relatives who gave me presents for my birthday. Even in this day of communicating via IM and text messages (and don’t get me started on My Space or Facebook), I find something comforting and charming about a good old-fashioned notecard.

If You Find This, Buy It



Laphroaig 10-year cask strength scotch whisky is no longer to be sold. But you should snap it up if you encounter it, as it’s a hell of a dram—a violent wallop of peat smoke and brine gently sleeping in rich warm blankets of honey and toffee with a pillow of sweetness. It’s incredible stuff. I recently picked up the last bottle at a Bay Area Bevmo, but know that there’s more out there . . . just not for long. Make sure to add a squirt of water, though, because cask strength means it’s never been diluted and thus comes to you at a whopping 111 proof.

Good luck.
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