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Celebrate The New Year At These Top NYE Party Picks

December 28th, 2012 by Lifestyle Staff

Everyone knows that New Years Eve is the one night of the year, besides Halloween, when letting go of inhibitions is not optional, but in fact mandatory. If you are like most of us, still pondering on what you want to do to bring in the New Year with loved ones, search no more. We have found the best of the best and combined them all into one place.

Here are the top five things you can do in the top five cities across the nation on December 31st to welcome 2013!

Los Angeles


1. NYE Hollywood Block Party 1710 N. Las Palmas Blvd, Hollywood CA 90068 3 of LA’s Hottest Clubs: Premiere Supper Club, Angels and Kings, and Las Palmas, unite to bring you Hollywood’s BIGGEST New Years Eve Party! With discounts offered to groups of 5 and 10 or more... you may want to gather up some friends, pick out your outfit and hit the town. There’s still time to get discounted tickets but they are sure to sell out soon!   2. Greystone Manor NYE Party– "The Grand Ball | A Black Tie Affair" 643 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90069 "THE GRAND BALL - A Black Tie Affair" is paying homage to the nostalgic era of old Hollywood Glamour and Decadence. Toast your champagne glasses at the stroke of midnight and dance all night to the eclectic music of Los Angeles' Best Open Format DJ and Greystone Resident Devin Lucien!   3. Together as One Shrine Expo Hall, 649 West Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA Together as one is an 18-and-over event that will be back in LA this year at the Shrine Expo Hall. They're also throwing a pre-NYE party the night before with a 2-night party option.   4. A Midnight Kiss for New Year's at Wyndham OC 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 This event promotes itself as the most romantic New Year's party in the OC. The event features three party rooms and an open bar.   5. OC Fair NYE Block Party OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Held at the Orange County Fair Grounds, this event does not require any black ties and will feature a stage for every decade from the 60's to the 90's with tribute bands and DJs. There will also be a Demolition Derby in the arena, a gaming room with chips for prizes, rides and gourmet food trucks on hand to feed the masses.

New York


1. New Years 2013 at Santos Party House 96 Lafayette St., New York NY 10013 Designed as a concert hall, dance club and lounge, this triple threat venue has proven over and over again that it is the place to be. The focus at Santos Party House this New Years Eve is only on one idea: for people of all dances to revel in his house. Hipsters, funkers, beat-rockers, suits, dresses, skinnies and mini’s are all welcome to join in on the festivities. Celebrating New Years 2013 at Santos Party House is about letting go, starting fresh and indulging in the 5-hour premium open bar.   2. 2nd Annual New Year's Eve Comedy Festival at AMC 34th St. 312 W. 34th St., New York NY 10001 Partying isn’t the only thing New Yorkers can do on NYE. For those looking to welcome 2013 with a good laugh, the 2nd Annual New Year's Eve Comedy Festival at AMC 34th Street is the place to be! Featuring favorite comedians and up and coming jokesters, you'll howl into the new year with joy, and make merry with a 7-hour premium open bar.   3. New Years 2013 at Times Square West 40th - 53rd Streets, New York, NY Times Square is the epicenter of the largest, most highly anticipated New Year's Eve celebration on the planet! 1904 marked the first New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square saluting the opening of the New York Times headquarters located at One Times Square. Over a century later, be part of 2013 history.  Join Christen & Verizon Wireless as we celebrate top memorable moments of 2012!  Tag your photos, tweets and more with #My2012Moment and you could appear on MTV’s Video Billboard in Times Square during our NYE celebration!   4. 1st Annual New Year's Eve Silver Screen Festival at AMC 34th St. 312 W. 34th St. New York NY 10001 This is another alternative night to celebrate a new year. Film enthusiasts can celebrate New Year's Eve in the company of Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck and plenty more of the world's most timeless movie stars as we present the 2nd Annual New Year's Eve Silver Screen Festival at AMC 34th Street. Favorite classic films will play through the night, and guests can indulge in a 5-hour premium open bar, featuring unlimited wine and champagne.   5. See Live Music at a Variety of Venues I’m sure you’ve heard about Jay-Z and Cold Play performing at the Barclays... and unless you want to pay thousands of dollars for a ticket on StubHub, you’d probably be better off checking out some other options to see live performances in NYC this December 31st. Here’s a few you may want to check out: Concert: HOLY GHOST! with Midnight Magic and DJ Matt Cash Venue: Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY)   Concert: Nas with Elle Varner Venue: Radio City Music Hall (NYC)   Concert: RJD2 with Chrome Sparks and Com Truise Venue: Gramercy Theatre (NYC)



1. Cirque de New Year's Eve at Segafredo Brickell 1421 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33130 Segafredo Brickell is offering a special! Cirque de New Year’s Eve show. It features a 3-Course dinner, glass of champagne upon arrival, New Year’s countdown, Lounge Music by Resident DJ Diego Harispe, and entertainment by Tony’s Circus.   2. Bayfront Park’s New Year’s Eve 301 N. Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33131 Bayfront Park is the place to be for the largest FREE party in South Florida! A Dance Party with Tony the Hitman and count down to midnight with Miami’s own, "La Gran Naranja" (formerly The Big Orange)! At the south end of the park, this New Year’s Eve icon will slowly ascend the side of the InterContinental Hotel, reaching the top at midnight in conjunction with a grand display of fireworks shot over beautiful Biscayne Bay, and is also named One of the Top 10 Places in the World to Ring in the New Year by USA Today and MSN.   3. New Years 2013 at CAMEO, Live Performance by Future 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach FL 33139 Cameo has one of Miami biggest New Years Eve celebrations as we ring in 2013 in true South Beach style. Featuring multiple levels and a glamorous interior, Cameo brings you NYE 2013 with a live performance by FUTURE and 3-hour Open Bar.   4. New Years 2013 AT SoBe Live 1203 Washington Ave., Miami Beach FL 33139 SoBe Live is voted #1 Hip Hop Venue by the Miami New Times in 2012 and voted #1 Hip Hop venue in the nation by VH-1 two years in a row.  With a choice of a Regular open bar or Premium open bar ALL NIGHT LONG, a gourmet cuisine buffet, a $5,000 Balloon Drop and music by BET DJ Q45, SoBe Live is a great place to be on NYE.   5. New Year's Eve Party at DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park This is not exactly Miami, but it is an alternative option for folks that plan to be in Florida and may want to steer away from the night life to something more family oriented. Celebrate New Year's Eve fun-filled evening includes access to all DisneyQuest attractions and video games, including CyberSpace Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold and the Fix-It Felix console games from the Disney film Wreck-It Ralph, available for a limited time only, meet-and-greets with some of your favorite Disney Characters, 2 DJ dance parties, complete with party favors, a New Year's Eve countdown and a confetti drop at midnight, and a meal.  

Las Vegas

33965813 1. PURE Nightclub – New Year's Eve Hosted by Nicki Minaj Caesars Palace, Las Vegas NV 89101 PURE Nightclub inside Caesars Palace welcomes club goers to ring in the New Year with multi-platinum recording artist Nicki Minaj as she hosts an unforgettable affair. The rapper, songwriter and television personality will throw a boisterous party as she leads the countdown to midnight and celebrates with partygoers at Las Vegas' top mega-club.   2.Hyde Bellagio 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89101 The ultra-exclusive HYDE BELLAGIO is located on the water with unparalleled strip views and under the glow of the fireworks at midnight. Expect a night filled with celebrity surprises and performances. Open format and eclectic sounds provided by NYC's own Mick Boogie. Open bar selection till 12 a.m. and a champagne toast at midnight. Also, the very handsome Common will be in the house with a live performance.   3. Fireworks on the Strip No admission cost is required for this one. Just take up some space on the strip and you’re set. The sky over the Las Vegas Strip explodes in an extravagant show of sound and light with fireworks coordinated from the rooftops of the MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood, the Flamingo, the Venetian, Treasure Island, Circus Circus and Stratosphere.   4.  TOA Nightclub with J. Cole Vegas' latest "it" club provides a packed house every night and more celebrity appearances than a Hollywood red carpet event. On NYE, DJ Vice will be providing hip-hop and rock mash ups for partygoers. J. Cole will also be hosting so it is sure to be a good time!   5. Moon Nightclub Las Vegas Moon is a nightclub that will make you feel like you are dancing in the stars. Located in Palms Casino Resort, the music in the club is a mix of hip-hop, mash-ups, and rock. Stylish nightlife attire is required. Wynter Gordon; DJ Jazzy Jeff and Wynter Gordon with Mikeattack and Exodus will be holding down the venue.  


PEACHDROP BH 2x 1. NYE in the ATL 2013 - New Year's Eve 4355 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia 30346 RAAP Network Atlanta is hosting NYE in ATL, a four day-long event for young professionals in Atlanta, which ends with a celebration of the new year. The event includes a Meet and Greet on Friday, Vegas Night on Saturday, concert and after party on Sunday leading up to the bash to bring in 2013.   2. Peach Drop 2013 50 Upper Alabama St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 The 24th annual Peach Drop is a full day of family fun and an evening of top-notch entertainment! As 2013 nears, the main stage will light up with live performances and the 800 pound Peach will begin its descent just before the clock strikes midnight. Packed full of excitement, the Peach Drop is Atlanta’s favorite way of ringing in the New Year! Over 100,000 visitors are expected to ring in the New Year at Peach Drop 2013.   4. Legendary NYE Bash 5851 Buffington Rd Atlanta, GA 30349 Experience a Legendary NYE Bash with sounds by DJ Nabs spinning the best in hip-hop, R&B, Top 40 and more. All guests in attendance will receive a complimentary champagne toast at midnight as well as light hors d’oeuvres and hookahs available. Complimentary car service will also be provided.   4. New Year's Eve at Watershed 1820 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309 A very chill way to spend the evening. Chef Joe Truex is preparing a four-course meal with a champagne toast for a very affordable price. This is the perfect solution for those avoiding clubs and big crowds.   5. Shaquille O'Neal All Star Comedy Jam 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339 Since its start in 2010, the All Star Comedy Jam has been touring around the country and making people laugh and chuckle. This year, the comedians on tour will be closing out the tour by performing in Atlanta. The lineup includes Gary Owen, Capone, Finesse Mitchell, and Tony Roberts. Bring in the New Year in Atlanta laughing till you can't take it. This is going be a night to remember. These guys are the truth in comedy! DJ Spinderella will be providing music for the evening.  

 Whatever you choose to do this New Years Eve, Divas and Dorks wants you to be safe while bringing in the new year with fabulousity!

Happy Holidays and Have a Happy New Year!!

Target + Neiman Marcus = Holiday Upscale Chic At Affordable Prices

December 3rd, 2012 by Fashion Staff

Last week retail giants Target and Neiman Marcus unveiled their first ever Holiday Collection. Hosting a variety of designer gifts for the entire family, Target and Neiman Marcus has come together with a holiday hit for any gift list this season.  Over 50 gifts were made available in stores and online by the top 24 Designers from the CFDA Council of Fashion Designers of America including Tory Burch, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, and Marc Jacobs just to name a few! The items exclusively designed for this event range in price from $7.99 for a roll of Rodarte Wrapping Paper, up to $499 for an Alice + Olivia bicycle and every price point in-between.  These items are for a limited time only so be sure to get there before they are GONE! And if you need a little help here are a few top choices below for everyone on your holiday shopping list! For Mom: Tracy Reese Blouse $79.99     For Dad: Altuzarra Double Old Fashioned Glasses (set of 4) $49.99     Your Gym Rat Sister:  Diane von Furstenberg Yoga Mat! $44.99 She’ll be totally prepared for Pilates in style!   Your Lazy Brother:  Rag and Bone Men’s Sweater $49.99 Now he can stop shopping in your dad’s closet!     Your Niece:  Jason Wu Girls Dress , No words besides TOO CUTE! $59.99    


Your Neighbor with the cute Puggle:  Oscar de la Renta Pet Dish $29.99 It’s Woof-derful     Your Bestie: Brian Atwood Leather Gloves $49.99 Warm, toasty, and fashion forward!     The Office Secret Santa: Rag and Bone Set of 4 shot glasses $19.99 Risque? Maybe, but oh so necessary.   And the bonus?     Happy Holidays to you!!….The Marc Jacobs pouch in Rose Gold, $69.99!   Now that you're making your list and checking it twice, what if there was a way for you to win all 52 items featured in the Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection?  There is!  CLICK HERE to discover how you could enter to win all 52 items for yourself and as gifts this holiday season and make sure to let us know your favorite item in the collection below!  

MTV’s Video Music Awards Fashions Night Of Highs & Lows

September 7th, 2012 by Fashion Staff Missed out on the VMA's because you were enjoying Fashion's Night Out festivities or attending a DNC viewing party?  Here's your snapshot of all the details, fashions highs/lows and more for you below... Rihanna opened up the VMAs coming out of a serpent’s mouth, amazing performance of her songs “Cockiness Remix ft. ASAP Rocky” (ASAP Rocky exiting mid performance hugging & squeezing Rihanna’s butt) and “We found Love”.  Kevin Hart escorted to the VMA stage with secret service midgets to presidential  music which later  switches over to Young Jeezy’s “My president’s is black” song.  Katy Perry presented the first award of the night- “Best Pop video”- Winner: One direction “Beautiful”.  Demi Lovato & Rita Ora presented- “Best Male Video”- Winner: Chris Brown, “Turn up the Music”.  Zoe Saldana presented singer Frank Ocean, he performed his song “Thinking About You”- the performance was perfect. (Frank Ocean stole the show), Very deep, emotional and passionate performance.  Rashida Jones  & Andy Sandberg presented- “Best Hip Hop Video”- Winner: Drake ft Lil Wayne, “HYFR".  Wanted & Rebel Wilson presents” Best Female Video”- Winner : Nicki Minaj “Starships”.  Ke$ha & Wiz Khalifa presents “Best New Artist ”- Winner: One Direction.  Alicia Keys ft. Nicki Minaj performs her song “ Girl on Fire Remix” with Gabby Douglas showing her skills with some back flips.  Kevin Hart presents the “Video of the year”- Winner: Rihanna “We found Love”.  Final Performance:  Taylor Swift performs “We are never getting back together”; Taylor Swifts closes out the VMAs.  

MTV VMAs Red Carpet Baby Announcement with a pregnant Amber Rose & Fiance' Rapper Wiz Khalifa


Olympians Gabby Douglas and Missy Franklin celerate at VMAs


Chick Stole My Look: Pink & Miley Cyrus Twins MTV VMAs Red Carpet

  Worst Dressed: We can't decide which bodysuit was the biggest disaster - Nicki Minaj in this sheer/red number or Rita Ora's deep sheer v-neck suit.  They're both equally dreadful in our opinion.   Best Dressed contenders:      

Strutting in Silver Pink & Alicia Keys at VMAs


Pink & Miley Cyrus Twins MTV VMAs Red Carpet

  What did you think of last night's VMA red carpet looks? Let us know below...

BET Awards Red Carpet Trends: Brights, Whites & Blues

July 2nd, 2012 by Fashion Staff The 2012 BET Awards has come and gone, and while in the midst of all the action within the #FordHotSpot - we finally got a chance to relive all the fabulous fashions & trends seen inside & outside the show.  Plenty of bright colors, patterns, summertime whites & blues graced the red carpet (many of these patriotic trend colors are just in time for the 4th of July). Check out a few of our favorite and not so flattering trends seen on the BET Awards red carpet below...   Brights:  There were bright & bold colors seen throughout the BET Awards and the red carpet was no exception.  BET 'Best Gospel Album' Winner Yolanda Adams wore a stunning, floor length gown in red while "Let's Stay Together' actress Erica Hubbard wore a short coral number, just right for summertime red carpet fun.

Brights, Camera, Action! Who stood out in these bright looks best? Yolanda Adams or Erica Hubbard?

      Summer Time Whites:  Now that the summer is officially here (no, for real this time.) White is in full season!  How you pair white on white is up to you.  Are you feeling Dawn Richard's full length gown or do you prefer Eva's short take on this white hot mini dress?  Swizz Beats gives you a ventilated look on top with a splash of color on the bottom, while Jermaine Dupri serves southern country club meets red carpet swag.  Check out these few takes on whites for the ladies & fellas in attendance of last night's BET Awards & sound off below, on who owned the white haute look best.

Who worked it in white? Eva or Dawn?

    The guys left the white tees at home, and still managed not to shy away from whites this season...  

Two different takes on Summer Whites? Which do you like?

    Blues:  A few standout bursts of blue made their way onto the red carpet, from BET's 'The Game' Actor Hosea Chanchez and's Christen Rochon chose bright blues for their red carpet appearances.

Blues Clues...Bright blue hues ruled the BET Awards Red Carpet...

Patterns:  Who says patterns aren't for red carpets?  Here are two unique takes on patterns by Model Selita Ebanks and R&B singer Elle Varner...       Here are a few looks from the red carpet that we weren't quite feeling...  

Laurie Ann Gibson


Porscha Coleman



What did you think of the BET Awards Red Carpet Fashions?  Which of these looks stood out to you?  



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