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There’s nothing like a Champagne cocktail to get you into a New Year’s state of mind. But what if you don’t like the celebratory bubbly straight up? Does that make you a party pooper? No, that just makes you honest. There are plenty of imbibers out there on your same boat. So much so that spots like STK, The Forge, and Philippe have created their own sparkly drink concoctions that mix in other ingredients for those who like variety. And while all these hotspots will be partying it up come the 31st, you don’t have to make a visit to the bar to get a taste. We managed to gather five Champagne cocktail recipes created by the biggest names in Miami nightlife that were willing to share. But after you taste these beverages, you might not be as generous.
You probably haven't had a real fall shopping list since safety scissors were one of the items, so let's bring that helpful guide back. Less requisite though it may be, this collection of buzzy buys will help keep you focused as you browse the racks looking for your autumnal ensembles.
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If you recently spotted a woman in a black-latex mermaid suit popping up around L.A. with a photographer at her side, you've likely had some questions — so did we. Turns out, you were actually witnessing two artists at work, shooting what they hope will one day become a gallery show and book about a fictional character read