It is officially Shark Week-- the only time of the year when friends and family huddle around the television to watch the Discovery Channel's latest expose on one the world's most feared and misunderstood creatures. Yet as the debate continues over whether or not Megaladon: The Monster Shark Lives is nothing more than an overglorified monster movie, what most people probably aren't aware of is how much real-life sharks are in danger.
January Jones, who is probably known best as Betty Draper in Mad Men, is a long time shark advocate who is utilizing the animal's temporary popularity to help save their population from depleting. This year, she is bringing back the third installment of a campaign called Scared FOR Sharks. The campaign was started by the Oceana organization to petition the state of California to protect great whites as an endangered species. These great white sharks of the American West Coast are the most pressing issue on Jones' advocacy agenda, due to their dangerously low population. Currently, the future of the Great White is uncertain and with an estimated number of only a few hundred of these sharks left in the ocean, their population is in big danger.
The highly anticipated Season 6 premiere of AMC's Mad Men is right around the corner and the best way to celebrate is toasting the show in the best way we know how...with one stiff drink. If you are in New York City, make sure to stop by this awesome viewing party to snag more delicious Draper-worthy libations.
With the impending season premiere of Mad Men, it's important to plan ahead and get prepped for the big event. Luckily, you need not watch your fave show alone in your apartment this year because The Carnegie Club has an enticing offer for New Yorkers. On Sunday, April 7th, don your finest 1960s garb and head to the swanky lounge to enjoy cocktails inspired by each Mad Men character and a fine cigar or two. The selection of cocktails include The Don Draper, Betty's Bitter Rage, Liquor & Smoke (Roger), The Glass Ceiling (Peggy), The Dykeman Daiquiri (Pete), and The Firey Redhead (Joan). Get a buzz going before the big event, which begins at 8pm with the ultimate drink, The Don Draper.
Spoiler alert! 'Mad Men' is going tropical for Season 6 when Don Draper and his wife Megan, aka Jon Hamm and Jessica Pare take Hawaii. Brady Bunch did it. Full House did it. And, yes, that’s right, “Mad Men” is participating in the long TV tradition of a Hawaiian vacation.
Based on a series of pictures posted on Daily Mail, the characters of Don and Megan Draper look to be enjoying their time in The Aloha State, drinking tropical drinks and reading “The Inferno” on the beach. They are both wearing brightly-printed, retro swimsuits in the photos.
Though an exact date's yet to be announced, we can’t wait for the sunny, ocean and rainbow filled season premiere.
Last Wednesday night, over 400 celebrities, cocktail industry enthusiasts and socialites dressed to impress and to raise a dram to the US launch of The Macallan Masters of Photography: Annie Leibovitz Edition featuring a photo-series with Kevin McKidd of Grey’s Anatomy at NYC's, Bowery Hotel.
While guests experienced Macallan 18 neat and on the rocks with ginger beer, the gliteratti posed for pics at the various step and repeats. Star sightings included Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser of Mad Men, Stacy Keibler, John Legend and his fiancé, Chrissy Teigan model, Carolyn Murphy and more. Also in the Whisky sippin’ crowd was author, Simon Doonan and founder of foursquare, Dennis Crowly.
For more about the artistic collaboration visit: http://www.themacallan.com/home.aspx
The Broadcast Television Journalist Association held its second annual Critic Choice Awards on Monday night honoring some of the hottest shows running. Topping the lists of nominations, NBC’s 'Community' had a big night snagging a pair of not one, but two, of the coveted awards. But they weren't the only show to snag a pair of awards, AMC’s Breaking Bad and PBS’s miniseries 'Sherlock' , and Showtime's 'Homeland' were among the top winners last night.
For those of us obsessed with television dramas there is a strong desire to be closer to our beloved characters. We yearn to be transported to the time and location of the shows we watch on a weekly basis. The cookbook industry has devised a plan to make obsessed fans feel like they too are living in Bon Temps, the 1960's, and even the late Middle Ages. Sadly, Sookie or Don Draper won’t be serving us drinks, and no one has invented a time machine yet. Thanks to these three cookbooks, fans and those who love to cook, can enjoy authentic recipes from the Bayou-set True Blood, Medieval dishes served in Game of Thrones’ Westeros, or the cocktails drank in Mad Men’s 1960's haunts. All the featured recipes are a great addition to a viewing party with friends or a creative way to mix up a dinner party.
Killing two birds with one stone, The Carnegie Club will be unveiling its extensive renovation in conjunction with a view party for the season premiere of everyone's favorite period TV show, Mad Men on March 25th. The perfect location to don your 1960's attire (optional) and pretend you've gone back in time to work on ad sales a la Don Draper, The Carnegie Club was the first place in New York where you could enjoy a cigar while sipping a cocktail...and luckily for you, this leisure still exists at this swanky lounge.
Today we begin our Autumnal 2011 Styling Guide. This will be all about the trends, how’s, who’s, and what’s to wear this coming season. Autumn, a word often not used enough evokes more than just a love for the changing seasons. It calls to mind fire places and back yard fire pits, football games, and so much more. Ok, the word autumn is sometimes a little pretentious. It is also a time for many to return to school and this year and we here at Joonbug would like to help be your most chic.
Here is a peak at Banana Republic’s new Fall collection, inspired my AMC’s hit TV show, Mad Men. Although the premiere of the next seasons show has been pushed back, the 65-piece collection for men and women is said to debut this August.
Stylelist has predicted who may be up to win "Best Dressed" out of all the newly announced Emmy nominees. Some of our favorite stars from this hypothetical list include:
Christina Hendricks- Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal as "Joan Harris" in the highly acclaimed, and very stylish, TV-series Mad Men, the volumptuous red-head likes to wear form-fitting ensembles such as pencil skirts and low-cut tops to show off her mad curvy figure. Some of her favorite designers include L'Wren Scott and Dolce & Gabanna.