The Rockefeller Plaza Christmas tree is sparkling and the windows of Manhattan stores feature tempting holiday merchandise. As the streets continue to fill with festive cheer, there many ways to celebrate the holidays stylishly in NYC.
Addition Elle showed their sense of style for curvaceous women during Fashion Week in NYC. Their holiday line features alluring dresses and vivacious blouses that are sure to make women feel beautiful. From Christmas parties at work to sensational soirees on New Year’s Eve, these designs are glamorous enough for any holiday event and are available at Lord & Taylor. Also, J. Jill recently opened a new store on 160 Columbus Ave., featuring classic clothing in an array of sizes and styles.
Recently e.l.f. Cosmetics, a company with a holiday-inspired name all year round, just updated its line. New offerings include clay eye shadow in magnificent shades and matte lipstick with a pencil shape. The NYC-based cosmetics company also offers Makeup Remover Exfoliating Facial Cloths that are perfect for wiping away the remnants of makeup, perspiration, and grime left after a long night of partying.
Many fashion-forward females have unsuccessfully tried to score the Lip Kit By Kylie Jenner, which was sold out in less than 30 seconds a few days ago. It was the second time the lip kit was made available to eager cosmetics enthusiasts. For those looking to achieve a matte, neutral lip for the holidays there are some fabulous alternatives in the meantime. Check out e.l.f. Cosmetic’s Matte Lipstick in Praline, and Colourpop’s Ultra Matte lip color in Beeper.
Holidays are even more fun with special seasonal cocktails. Keep a bottle of Smirnoff Peppermint Twist on-hand. The bottle looks and smells like a peppermint stick, which makes it a perfect holiday decoration or gift. Serve 6 ounces of hot chocolate with a shot of Smirnoff Peppermint Twist for festive imbibing. Add a dollop of whipped cream and a peppermint stick to step it up a notch.
Serve the Peppermint Twist hot cocoa with La Brea Bakery’s cranberry white chocolate bread for a decadent treat. Plus, all purchases of La Brea Bakery products contribute to its #AlwaysEnough campaign to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Initiative. There is also gluten-free bread for people on special diets.
NYC natives who are heading east for the holidays should stop at Sparkling Pointe Vineyards and Winery for native New York bubbly to serve on New Year’s Eve. Take a few minutes to visit the Terry Ketcham Inn on the way out to the East End. Appreciate the ambiance of a historic farmhouse and tavern in Center Moriches. Recently renovated, the Ketcham Inn just held a family-oriented Christmas celebration, complete with old-fashioned trains, hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa Claus.
Keep the good times coming after Christmas by visiting Grand Central Station for the 2nd Annual Life’s a Picnic event and the 14th Annual Holiday Train Show. It is also a great time to peruse the decorated shops for post-holiday discounts. It is an easy way to score NYC style for a fraction of the usual price.