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I am a New Year’s Eve early adopter (for once)

Every year, there’s angst. Where should I spend New Year’s Eve and with whom? NYE can be hell for the single and the unmarried.

Whatever. This year I feel great about my plans because my friends at Bowery Collective are throwing an elegant affair at my favorite hangout, Bowery Hotel.

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If you have joined me at Whiskey Washback or Arte Agave, you have some idea of what to expect. But this is New Year’s so it will be extra special. Snazzy even.

 

Come for the Champagne cocktail station or the scotch lounge with live jazz. Or just come to hang out with my friends and me.

Just don’t dare ask for a Coors Light, please.

Click here for full details.

 

Because my readers are awesome, I’m offering you a 40% discount on tickets. To get the discounted rate, use the promo code ‘Jen’. Tickets are available now here.

The discount will go away so don’t dilly-dally. See you on New Year’s Eve.

 

 

 

Twitter Spotlight: Kristen Baldwin

Kristen Baldwin and I connected on Twitter over – what else – our mutual enjoyment of TV. Yeah, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette included.

Her excuse is that she’s Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo TV (after an impressive nineteen-year run at Entertainment Weekly).

Me? I have no excuse. Let me just sit here for a minute imagining what it’s like to get paid to watch TV.

BALDWIN

Don’t miss Kristen’s answer to the question about a new question. It’s terrific. Continue reading

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The Chicklette holiday gift guide

Unless you are new here, you know that I’m a grinch.

Sometimes the holidays sometimes make me cranky so no one is more surprised that I have created a gift guide than me.

Please enjoy. And maybe take it with a grain of salt.

For the friend who is a frequent traveler.

Via Despair.com

Via Despair.com

For your sister, the Solange wannabe.

For the grump in your life. h/t to @taniaha.

For the friend who watches Golden Girls reruns all winter long. Via Brandi Roberts’ Fantasy Floorplans.

For the narcissist you’re kind of dating, maybe.

For the vegan, gluten-free, soy-free friend.

For the coworker who never stops complaining about hating his job.

For the friend who loves to be shocking.

For the last person on earth without Amazon Prime.

In the comments, tell me about the hard-to-shop-for person in your life and maybe I’ll find the perfect gift. 

Twitter Spotlight: Prad Patel

I had already done a first draft of Londoner Prad Patel‘s Twitter Spotlight when something really cool happened: I got sick in London.

OK, that’s not the cool part (at all). The cool part is that Prad did a very sweet thing and sent me a care package at my London hotel.

Care package

Prad’s profile was already one of my favorites since I started featuring people I enjoy following on Twitter in that his answers were thorough and interesting and really made me think.

Twitter friends are real and don’t you doubt it.

Prad

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@pradip: A sense of adventure – I’m great at causing trouble or doing things which are risky, or which most people would blink twice at. Being around someone who doesn’t have that fear and is happy to hold my hand as I take a plunge is definitely what ticks my boxes.

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I love tee vee (just not British TV)

*Downton Abbey excluded.

I’ll never be one of those people who say dismissively “oh, I don’t watch television.” (Or worse, “I don’t own a television.”)

In fact, I can’t even see myself ever giving up cable even though it’s all the rage to do so in favor of some combination of Hulu and Apple TV and online…like, stuff. So much of my TV viewing is done passively–my beloved Law & Order marathons on in the background while I work, blog, sleep, read and pretty much anything else.

Here in London, I’ve been struggling to find something to have on in the background during the times when I’m at my hotel. An American might think British TV would be all Masterpiece Theatre 24/7, right? Continue reading

Twitter Spotlight: Adrienne Allen

Twitter Spotlights are always fun for me. I love getting to know someone I follow on Twitter.

These little interviews are even better when I learn something new about a real life friend. Today you get to meet the wonderful, whip-smart, fearless Adrienne in a special Monday edition of the Twitter Spotlight.

I adore her and think you will too.

Adrienne

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Twitter Spotlight: Courtney Rubin

We should have met years ago–Courtney and I graduated from the same university in the same year. I knew her name from alumni magazine columns. Courtney handled our class notes some months.

I had read her writing in publications like Self, Fast Company, People and the New York Times and wondered if it was the same Courtney. Indeed it was.

CR photo

But it was only through Twitter that Courtney and I finally met in person. Thanks Twitter!

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