Lilly Pulitzer, Primark and Bradley Cooper: The Best of Shoppist 2015

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Each year, it’s so fun to take a peek inside the always entertaining black hole that is our analytics. Here, we can see what make you, dear reader, tick. We can see what you love to read about (Lilly, Lilly, Lilly and more Lilly), which celebs you’re interested in (Bradley Cooper), and the burning fashion questions you have (fading jeans, anyone?). Here, Shoppist’s most 10 popular posts of 2015. Take a spin down memory lane with us, why don’t you, if only so you can find out where Bradley Cooper’s mom shops.  Read more »

How to Master Sequin Eyeshadow and 7 Other NYE Makeup Tricks

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Party-worthy makeup.

The easiest way to make a splash on New Year’s Eve is to carry your bold, festive look into your makeup. It’s one of the few nights that glitter actually works (well, if you do it right) and out-there additions (a super-shimmery lip! A sequined eyelid!) won’t raise eyebrows.

Take a look at the top makeup trends on the runway this year and you might be surprised to find that, in some cases, less is more. And in others, well, more is definitely more. (Check out that graphic cat-eye above!) From moody metallics to shimmering neutrals, here are some of our favorite, easy-to-accomplish looks to end 2015 with a bang. Oh, and we’ve got all the how-tos and makeup recs to help you recreate them to perfection. Happy 2016! Read more »

4 Great New Year’s Eve Outfits No One Else Will Be Wearing

If there’s one day of the year when you can get away with wearing almost anything, it’s New Year’s Eve. Still, that doesn’t mean you should revert back to the cliches. As dazzling and party-appropriate as sequins and neon can be (we’ve already professed our love for sequin pants), you’re more likely to stand out if you incorporate one of these 2016 style trends into your end-of-the-year ensemble. Better yet, they’re all great enough to last long after the ball has dropped.  Inspiration ahead!

10 Things to Do in Philly Before the New Year

The cast of "Joseph…" brings their magical coat of many colors to the Merriam Theatre this week.

The cast of “Joseph…” brings their magical coat of many colors to the Merriam Theatre this week.

Make the last week of 2015 a fun-filled one: There’s plenty of events leading up to New Year’s Eve that will keep everyone in the family occupied, including the arrival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a 80’s TV marathon, and concerts ranging from jazz to jugbands. We’ve also included our one-stop guide for 27 great ways to ring in the New Years.

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SEPTA Holiday Service: Everything You Need to Know

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One good thing about Christmas and New Year’s Day this year: Both fall on a Friday, so there will be overnight rapid transit service both days.

There will also be overnight rapid transit service the night before both. That’s one of several adjustments SEPTA is making to handle holiday travel.

Here’s the full rundown on the adjustments as per SEPTA: Read more »

Ten Things To Do on New Year’s Eve that Don’t Suck

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Penn’s Landing Fireworks | Photo by Matt Stanley

The professionals that read Foobooz know that New Year’s Eve is generally amateur night. But it is a big night out and Foobooz readers don’t like to miss a big night out, amateur or otherwise.

Here’s our short list of New Year’s Eve plans that don’t suck.

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27 Fun Things to Do in Philly on New Year’s Eve

View of New Year's Eve fireworks from Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest | Photo by Matt Stanley

View of New Year’s Eve fireworks from Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest | Photo by Matt Stanley

Whether you want to party all night, spend a quiet evening enjoying the arts, or have the kiddos in tow, every single base is covered in Philly on New Year’s Eve. No judgement, but why stay in to watch the ball drop when you can celebrate with the rest of the town? We’ve rounded up some of the most promising options — from a fireworks cruise and tons of dance parties to a bash hosted by Dîner en Blanc. Scroll down to find all our picks, or skip right to the section that interests you most:

Fireworks | Dance Parties | ConcertsKids | Hotels | Comedy | Unique

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Details: New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront

Photo by Matt Stanley

Photo by Matt Stanley

Sure, we’ve barely even made it to Christmas, but if you want to do anything special on New Year’s Eve, you’ve got to start planning now. So I’m here to make your life a little easier when it comes to celebrating the dawning of 2016, at least for those of you who are looking to take in our big ol’ fireworks shows over the Delaware.

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Why Staying In Is Sometimes Way Better Than Going Out

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In December, when I got a text from a friend asking what I was doing for New Year’s Eve, I responded  saying, “Mmmm, I’m thinking of doing nothing.” In no more than 20 seconds my phone vibrated: “You should be embarrassed for even thinking that,” she replied.

It’s not that I don’t like New Year’s Eve; it’s actually my favorite holiday. I love pretty much everything about it: champagne, fireworks, watching people drunkenly recite their “new year, new me” speeches, and the glitter—oh, the glitter is good. But the thing is, I never love New Year’s Eve quite as much as I think I’m going to. So this year, as a sort of experiment in managing my expectations, I decided to ring in the new year doing nothing at all, with no one at all. Spoiler alert: It was the best New Year’s Eve I’ve had in years. Five reasons why, below.

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DJ Carl Michaels Presents: 10 Anthems to Take You Bopping Into the New Year

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Here we are again kids: another year. I have heard some people say 2014 was a great year, some said it sucked, some were indifferent. Well, part of my job as a DJ is to make sure you have a good soundtrack to start things out on a positive note. Have fun, be safe and crank up this list of tunes that will keep you boppin’ around all night!

Check out the playlist in the videos below, or follow it on Spotify so you can play the songs straight through, here.

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