Memorial Day not only marks the start of summer but the beginning of a brighter wardrobe. In case your wondering what to wear around these late weeks in May—turquoise, neon, cotton tees, and decorative sandals are key. We've showcased a round up of our favorite picks to get you started on your summer wardrobe items!
SHEBEE Jewelry: Nothing is more reminiscent of a summer holiday celebration than this Mega Mini Turquoise necklace. This long necklace in pressed with stone and adorned with mini stars will have you as the subject of compliments all weekend long. SHEBEE is Ann Spence's unique collection of pressed stone, Swarovski crystal and oxidized silver fine jewelery.
Loomstate: Known for their easy breezy and environmentally concious bright cotton tees, Loomstate is a fashion brand to have your eye on for the summer. Decently priced and universally flattering, like this two in one soft colorblock Akamai dress that transforms into a top and is reversible for multiple looks. This item is a staple you'll want to have in your closet from summer to late fall months.
Tori Praver Swimwear: We've spoke to the swimsuit gods and they've spoken back with this Cactus one piece by Tori Praver. Known for her unique swimsuit shapes and intricate designs, every woman should at least take a dive once in their life wearing one of Ms. Praver's pieces.
Kangol: No look is ever complete for those sunny days without a fedora hat. The Glossy Siren wide brim straw fedora hat is a fashion statement all on it's own. Wear this accessory with a plain white tee and the bluest jeans for a style that spells out effortless.
M.PATMOS: Marcia Patmos proves she has design in her blood with this spring green combo cashmere crewneck sweater. Everyone needs a sweater essential for those late summer nights when the temperature drops. The special thing about this item is the contrast of the light green sweater with the sky blue cuffs at the sleeves.
New Balance: Lastly, if your traveling this holiday weekend to various destinations like the Hamptons, be sure to pack comfortable sneakers like these New Balance blue and reds from the Yacht Club Collection.
Now that the alcohol-induced haze has started to settle, let’s take a look back at the week-long cocktail party that is the Manhattan Cocktail Classic. The week kicked off with their glamorous annual Gala held at the New York Public Library and from that starting point not a guest in attendance found their glass empty. MCC spirit lovers attended tasting after tasting, seminars and lectures, cocktail parties and good old fashion bar hopping in celebration of all things cocktail related. Joonbug, like many in the city, looked forward to the 2013 Manhattan Cocktail Classic and attended as many events as our livers could handle. Here’s a rundown of our favorite events along with our new favorite cocktail den, and spirits and products we discovered along the way.
In honor of the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Culture Project will be celebrating the naming of their mainstage theater at 45 Bleeker Street by holding its 2013 Gala hosted by Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actress Kyra Sedgwick.
The theatre will be rechristened the Lynn Redgrave Theatre on Monday, June 3rd with an event at Stage48 celebrating the many wonders of Lynn Redgrave’s life. The honorary chairs for this event are Vanessa Redgrave and her three children, Liam Neeson, Annabel Clark, Ben Clark, and Pema Clark. This event will be kicked off by cocktails at 6:30pm. After a seated dinner at 7:30pm, the evening's program will commence by surveying the life of Lynn Redgrave featuring many surprise guest artists. The event will end with a live auction and will commence in support of both the establishment’s theatrical season as well as their initiatives which include Women Center Stage, Blueprint for Accountability, and the IMPACT Festival of Political Art.
Eric is the stylist behind all of the uber-cool looks you see on the CW's The Carrie Diairies and he's the style genius that kept the iconic cast of Gossip Girl in fabulous frocks episode after epsiode. Joonbug had the opportunity to chat with Eric at the Century21 location in downtown Manhattan (across from the new Freedom Tower) and get the scoop on the best looks of the season. You can also tweet Eric Daman at: EricDaman_Style to keep up to date on the latest!
If you're a house music lover you're always looking hear that next best beat but you're never satisfied! Are you one of those house music fanatics scouring the internet for new songs to jam to but just can’t manage to find what you’re looking for? You think to yourself, “I’ve heard them all.” Maybe you are such a fan of house that you have heard every house hit sitting in your room 24/7 365 days a year, but probably not!
If you are one of those people constantly trying to find an insane song to dance to, we’ve got the perfect solution for you! Have you ever tried going to YouTube and searching Mashups or Remixes? Nine times out of ten I bet you find something you like. Indie music producers and house DJs are looking for ways to get noticed. They are using their skills to “mash up” hip songs to make an ultimate mix! Some might think of it as stealing someone's music and getting credit for it, but that’s not the case. If anything they are complementing the artist by choosing to use their music in their mix.
Burgers on the move! Shake Shack plans on opening a new burger branch in Grand Central Terminal by the end of the year. Known for its amazing burgers and creamy custards, the Shake Shack will be moving its delicious goodness into the space that was previously operated by Zocalo in the dining area.
You have not tasted an actual burger until your mouth meets a Shake Shack burger. Each bite is more delightful than the previous one; a complete ecstasy of flavors. Made with 100 percent all-natural Angus beef, Shake Shack burgers rest in warm buttery buns. You can cover your burger in melted cheese, lettuce and tomato to your desire. The original ShackBurger is just this, in addition to the specialty ShackSauce to give it extra tastiness.
Life in Color, formerly known as Dayglow, announced the premier of Life in Color Festival, which will be held Saturday, September 21st in our nation’s capital. The “world’s largest paint party” just got bigger; in the past, Life in Color and Dayglow were solely nighttime events. However, LIC Festival will “be an all day and night event with multiple stages” and more paint, serving as their largest production to date. It is likely that the festival will be held at RFK Stadium, where Life in Color has been hosted in the past. If you’re going to be in the DMV area late September, this is surely going to be an event that you won’t want to miss. Early bird tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 5th, and artists will be announced shortly thereafter. For those of you on Facebook, join the event here to stay connected.
At the end of last decade, former Nu-Nrg-ist Giuseppe Ottaviani released his freshman solo album GO! Ottaviani now prepares to release his much anticipated album Magenta that is bound to color your mind. Ottaviani has teamed up with fellow tranceologists Ferry Corsten and Aly & Fila, and has the support from vocalists that will captivate your hearts. Eric Lumiere, Audrey Gallagher, Linnea Schössow, Lo-Fi Sugar and Seri are just some that make up the stellar voices that will be heard on Magenta. After four full years in the perfecting, the trance kingpin is ready to wow again. Prepare as the color 'magenta' takes on a whole new definition.
We’re toasting to the official start of summer this year with a killer list of things to do around the area. Whether you’re taking it easy this weekend shopping, looking to party all night long or heading to the Hamptons for your day off; these upcoming events have something for everyone.
Sway Lounge welcomes legendary DJ Tim Sweeney this Thursday night to the decks. Sway is notoriously popular for throwing its Thursday night theme parties and they are thrilled to welcome long running WNYU weekly radio host to the club. Tim has made a huge contribution to dance music worldwide and his work with DFA Records is highly recognized. Don’t miss the party everyone’s talking about. There is no cover and an open rum bar from 10-11pm!
Just announced: Although he has one more show at Tao Las Vegas before completing the 'It's You, It's Me Redux' tour, Kaskade will be visiting 4 select cities for round two.
At the beginning of April, Ryan Raddon, better known as Kaskade, announced that he would be journeying to nine cities in the US on the ‘It’s You, It’s Me Redux’ tour. Ten years ago, he released his breakthrough album entitled “It’s You, It’s Me,” which showed the world just how much talent he has to offer. Ryan relayed in his Tumblr post how deep in debt he and his wife were at the time, and that his entire life depended on the make or break of this album. He wrote, “I knew that this was my last shot, and that if people didn’t find it, if this album didn’t stick, I’d have to hang it up and move on.”
After raising more than $10,000 for various non-profit organizations, downtown restaurant Pera Soho have chosen to extend their initiative to donate 10 percent of their bar total from 9:30pm to 1:30am every Saturday night.
This restaurant originally launched this initiative on Saturday, February 2nd. These Saturday events will continue to treat patrons to a rotating menu of food and cocktails as well providing a number of live DJs from the various portfolio of Model DJ (Stadj), an all-female DJ production and management company who pride themselves on delivering beautiful DJs and music to the world.