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Christmas circa 1920

Welcome to our holiday gift guide, where you’ll find hundreds of great gifts ideas for everyone on your gift list. Below you’ll find the best of everything in fashion, beauty, technology, food and everything in-between!

So without further ado, here is your Ultimate Gift Guide for Christmas! It covers stocking stuffers, small budget gifts, gifts for the home, and ideas for pretty much everyone else in your life.

Perfect Stocking Stuffers

Who doesn’t like a nice small, but thoughtful gift. Check out some small surprises that will be sure to leave a huge smile for your favorite recipient.

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Whether trick-or-treating is happening on All Hallows Eve this year or not, the holiday will not be canceled. A full moon, a blue moon, and Saturday celebrations mean the fun, the fright, and the delight of Halloween is as strong as ever.

We’ve rounded up a collection of spooky creations to satisfy any small or virtual gathering that you may be a part of this year. In addition to some delicious cocktails we have you covered for some special treats and safe travel options to give you a spook!

COCKTAILS

The Sandman’s Serenade


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Join Chloe Fineman for a chance to win a VIP experience from The Prisoner Wine Company by ordering a bottle of new Prisoner wine and food from Lure Fishbar, STK, La Piazza and Drizly with her code CHLOETPWC at checkout from 12/2–12/4.

Chloe Fineman from SNL had a night-in with The Prisoner Wine Company’s brand new offerings under its cult-favorite “The Prisoner” label: The Prisoner Chardonnay and The Prisoner Cabernet Sauvignon.

The queen of impressions, this notable SNL newbie has partnered with the edgy Napa Valley wine brand and local NY restaurants Lure, STK, Midtown, La Piazza and, for those not in NY, Drizly, to share a first taste of this new trio and give patrons a chance to win an immersive virtual experience! …


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Ahead of the holiday season, Woodford Reserve announces the release of its annual holiday bottle, which this year features the festive artwork by renowned UK-based architect Nick Hirst.

Hirst’s serene painting “Winter Slumber” captures the contrast between the warm, wooden interior of the historic warehouse at Woodford Reserve, and the stone exterior of the building. This snowy scene, recognizable to all guests who have visited Woodford Reserve over the last 24 years, celebrates the fact that whiskey ages year-around, regardless of weather.

“Nick Hirst effortlessly captures the distillery with an artful elegance and architect’s eye,” said Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris. …


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On Saturday, November 21st 2020, music hit maker Al B. Sure (“Night & Day”, producer of Jodeci’s “Come & Talk To Me”) will join the Bronx-based salon, Nails & Tips by Laila London, for their Thanksgiving turkey giveaway. The event will take at the salon’s location — 3740 Third Avenue, Bronx NY 10456 — from 12 noon to 3 pm EST.

“Folks in the neighborhood have been extra supportive of the salon,” said Alize Jones, owner of Nails & Tips by Laila London. “They’ve looked out for the business in so many ways. …


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Thanksgiving may look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still enjoy the holiday with your loved ones. Whether you’re making an intimate dinner for two or a feast for your immediate family, we’ve compiled a robust guide for those dining in New York City as well as a spirited guide of original recipes and holiday pairing. However you celebrate this holiday, we hope that you have a festive, but safe time with those you love.

NYC Restaurant Options

The Fulton at South Street Seaport


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Daylight Savings is on November 1st, and while we know a longer day isn’t exactly a reason to celebrate (especially this year), Ketel One Botanical is teaming up with influential wellness warriors and inviting consumers across the country to take the extra 60 minutes to do something meaningful for themselves.

Through engaging virtual programming, Ketel One Botanical will host a day of digital events surrounding a handful off wellness-oriented activities — including meditation, practicing mindfulness, fitness, and floral arranging — alongside influential lifestyle leaders on the following platforms:

  • Black Girl in Om — a platform dedicated to helping black womxn breathe easy, founder Lauren Ash will guide a one-hour meditation and creative journal session followed by a Botanical Spritz cheers; tune in at 1pm EST / 10am PST on @blackgirlinom IG or visit their IGTV to…

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Día de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday dedicated to celebrating the lives of our loved ones. In celebration of Día de los Muertos this weekend, Tequila Don Julio has partnered with The Infatuation to bring together six celebrated Mexican chefs across the US to collaborate and create Tequila Don Julio cocktails that pair perfectly with family-style meals.

The chefs from New York, Los Angeles and Texas have curated specialty cocktail pairings inspired by their mentors and treasured traditions with friends and family.

The three custom collaborations will be served up October 31st-November 2nd by the chefs to bring people together over authentic food and drink for the holiday, and consist of one custom cocktail coupled with their own version of a family meal. …


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Brock Pierce and Jean Shafiroff

Hamptons local and TV host, Jean Shafiroff recently conducted a 30 minute TV interview of USA presidential candidate Brock Pierce on her popular TV show SUCCESSFUL PHILANTHROPY. To watch this 30 minute dynamic interview on LTV East Hampton, New York visit here.

Brock Pierce is running on the independent ticket in 15 states including New York. Jean Shafiroff’s 30 minute TV interview highlights Brock’s background in the cryptocurrency markets, his life as a child actor and his reasons for running for president. Brock is probably best known for his childhood career as an actor . Brock was in Disney films The Mighty Ducks, D2: The Mighty Ducks, and First Kid.

Shafiroff’s TV show, SUCCESSFUL PHILANTHROPY. airs 4 times per week on LTV East Hampton, NY. It is expected that her show will soon be available in a variety of other markets.


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American Express has launched their new (video) podcast series, “Built to Last,” that will dive into the stories, history and continued legacy of the Black-owned small businesses that shape American culture.

With over 88 million Americans tuning into podcasts in 2019 and small businesses being disproportionately affected by the pandemic, American Express is venturing into new media, and tapping into a broader audience, with a video podcast to highlight and honor the past and present stories of Black entrepreneurs while inspiring listeners to make the conscious choice to shop at Black-owned small businesses at a time when they need it most. …

About

Tony Bowles, Contributing Columnist

Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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