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  • Hair Straightener That's Hot for Winter by Umberto Beverly Hills

    Health & Beauty: Winter hair got you down? Umberto Beverly Hills knows there is no longer a need to worry about frizzy hair if you have the ICU ionic ceramic styler on hand.

    Recently introduced, the flat iron eliminates the need to own a variety of styling tools to straighten, curl or create waves. Unlike most flat irons, the edges of the plates on the styler are not protected so take extra caution when coming near scalp and skin.

    This styler makes straightening hair a breeze-simply comb out a 2-section of dry hair and start at the roots. Place the hair between the plates and shut the handle, slowly gliding the iron from the root to the end.

    Some people may not realize a flat iron can also be used to add some curls to hair. It's as easy as placing the hair on the plates and rotating the iron a quarter turn so the hair bends over the rounded edges of the plates. It's almost as easy as curling a ribbon with a pair of scissors.

    Created by stylist Umberto Savone, the styler is

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  • Fashion & Style: Juicy Couture managed to make the tacky tracksuit a luxurious must-have and has since expanded to include a fashion empire of apparel, handbags, shoes, intimates, swimwear, fragrance, accessories, sunglasses, yoga and baby.

    The Los Angeles based brand has recently further expanded by their foray into fashion by introducing a capsule holiday collection designed by designer of the moment, Erin Fetherston.

    The first collection in the ongoing collaboration between Juicy and Fetherston, the holiday capsule collection incorporates signature Juicy design elements of heritage fabrics like velvet, velour, viscose and silk ribbed waistbands and draw-cords with Fetherston's aesthetic of 1930s and 1970s inspired silhouettes, with big bows, rhinestones, sequins and beads.

    In addition to apparel including a re-imagined Juicy tracksuit and tuxedo-style jumpsuit as well as other fun frocks for the holiday season, the collection also includes accessories like rings, earrings and a

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  • Food and Spirits: This story actually starts more than 700 years ago in Scotland , when a member of the Clan Mackenzie saved the king from being gored by a Highland stag. The kingly reward was that Colin Mackenzie was granted royal permission to use the stag's head in the Mackenzie coat of arms.

    In 1867, the Mackenzies took ownership of the Dalmore distillery, and operated it with distinction for more than a century. The stag emblem continues to embrace the noble qualities of the spirit and appears on every bottle of The Dalmore.

    Much of the bespoke qualities of The Dalmore's color, aroma, and flavor come from using combinations of the distillery's extraordinary array of wooden casks previously used to age wines from Spain , France, Portugal, Italy, and Madeira, along with whiskey from America. Under the deft hand (and nose!) of Master Distiller Richard Paterson, the inimitable profile of The Dalmore develops. Ranging from voluptuous and soft, to sweet and spicy, the symphony of

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  • Marie Claire's New iPad App

    Fashion On-the-Go: When the iPad came out earlier this year it was an instant phenomenon. No, it didn't change the world like the iPhone, but it has come pretty close. In case you missed the news in September, the iPad is cannibalizing laptop sales by 50%. That's serious talk!

    Riding the tech wave of the uber-popular iPad, Marie Claire just launched their Fall Fashion A to Z iPad App for serious fashionistas and Marie Claire readers who want to take the fashion sense of the magazine with them wherever they go.

    For $2.99, Marie Claire gives you:

    • 1) The ABCs of Style: Bone up on fall trends with runway videos and 360-degree view of bags and shoes.
    • 2) 7 Days of Dressing: Synch your calendar with outfit ideas for every day of the week and kiss nothing-to-wear mornings buh-bye.
    • 3) Beauty Sampler: Try out the season's best makeup with Marie Claire?s virtual tester.
    • 4)Expert Advice: Celebrity fashion stylists dish on what to wear and how to wear it this
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  • Holiday Turkeys Cooked to Perfection With a Little Help From Martha Stewart

    Holiday Recipes: Sweet potato casserole? Check. Stuffing with chestnuts and herbs? Check. Cranberry mold? Check. Sauteed green beans? Check. Pumpkin pie? Check. Still need a main course? Check out this recipe for the perfect turkey.

    While every year my family debates about whether to try something new, like a smoked or fried turkey, the original roast turkey always wins out. And when you're going to the trouble of making a giant poultry, it's always best to check to check with original domestic goddess, Martha Stewart , to make sure that your roast turkey comes out picture perfect.


    • Serves 12 to 14
    • 1 20- to 21-pound fresh whole turkey, giblets and neck removed from cavity and reserved
    • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (3 sticks), melted, plus 4 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
    • 1 bottle dry white wine
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
    • classic Stuffing
    • 1 cup dry red or white wine for gravy (optional)
    • Giblet
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  • Happy Holidays From Moet and Chandon

    Food and Spirits: As the world's premiere champagne house, Moët & Chandon has launched a special way to celebrate the holidays, as well as special occasions throughout the year, with and special gift options.

    The unique platform at offers consumers a variety of choices to create the perfect gift for business, family, friends and loved ones. Personalize a bottle of Moët & Chandon Impérial with a message in genuine gold or silver Swarovski crystals to add luxury, glamour and sparkle to the holiday season.

    For a really big party, start it off with the 15-liter bottle of Moet & Chandon Imperial. The supersized bottle prominently stands at approximately 3 feet tall, containing over 120 glasses worth of champagne.

    To keep your champagne gift chilled at the proper temperature, The Moët Chill Box consists of a bottle of Moët & ChandonMoët & Chandon Impérial enclosed in an elegant gold container.

    To celebrate the launch of, Moet has partnered with Saks Fifth

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  • Holiday Coffee & Dessert Recipes: Warm Up Winter

    Food & Spirits: Chestnuts roasting by an open fire and the comforting smell of coffee wafting through the house. Nothing says Christmas like coffee; so here are some easy recipes to get you warmed up for winter, with some help from luxurious De'Longhi kitchen appliances, which make any recipe a little easier.

    30ml/1oz Frangelico Coffee brewed in De'Longhi Coffee and Espresso Maker Cream Chocolate flakes
    Preparation: Stir 30ml. Frangelico into your De'Longhi brewed hot coffee. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate flakes.

    For an easy and yummy dessert for two, try Frangelico Affogato al Caffe.

    Preparation: Combine your favorite vanilla ice-cream with a strong, fragrant cup of coffee to make an instant and divine dessert. )

    Divide the scoops of ice-cream into two large coffee cups, then pour over the Frangelico, followed by the steaming hot espresso. Serve immediately.

    To up the taste factor of the Frangelico Affogato al Caffe, try making your own ice cream in the

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  • Beautiful People Handbags: Perfect Fall Accessory

    Fashion & Style: So often you reach for an evening bag only to find it's too small to hold even the barest necessities. And sometimes your everyday bag is a little too functional to be stylish. Luckily Beautiful People merges style with substance to create the perfect bags for this fall's neutral tones.

    "When designing Beautiful People, I identified with every woman's concern of style and comfort by creating a line of sophisticated satchels, hobos, totes, and clutch purses for both work and play," says Johanna Boccardo.

    "Our handbags are exclusive with their paralleled distinction producing the perfect union between design and purpose, resulting in the ideal handbag."

    Beautiful People designs are manufactured by Peruvian artisans utilizing the finest quality calfskin leather to ensure craftsmanship and durability. For Fall, Signature handbags - "Little Rose," "Flat Rose" and "Oversized Flat Rose" are available in both warm tones including Earth, Grape, Pebble, Stone and Wood as well

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  • Designer Fall Fashion 2010-2011: Flash Forward

    Fashion & Style: It's about that time to start arranging our closets for winter wear. If you are anything like me, it is a must to have a flash forward look at what's to come in fashion. As I observed the 2010 New York Fashion Week, I found that there are several trends that simply dominated the runway. For starters, Diane Von Furstenberg and Vera Wang reintroduced an old favorite of mine, velvet at its best. There was then fur, my all-time favorite by another top designer by the name of Altuzarra.

    Alexander Wang showcased short dresses, yes ladies even for the winter season. My suggestion would be to add embellished tights. Lastly, BCBG Max and Michael Kors showcased an array of layered outfits. I hope this helps you all in search for winter attire. Stay warm and beautiful.
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  • Holiday Dessert Recipes With a Twist

    Recipes: The meal was a success, the drinks were a hit, and now it's time to seal the deal with a delectable dessert. This season, we suggest adding a little spice to some of your classic holiday favorites. Here are some delicious recipes to help you do just that.

    Apple and Maple Bread Pudding

    Cooking the bread pudding in a loaf pan gives it a modern, bakery-style look. For a more decadent dessert, serve with vanilla ice cream.

    Serves: 10-12

    • Custard
    • 6 large eggs

    • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (preferably Grade B)

    • 1/2 cup (packed) dark brown sugar

    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

    • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
    • 1 cup whole milk
    • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
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