Pour Wine Like a Pro: Watch & Learn with Food52

You’re throwing a party. The RSVPs are in and the menu is planned to the last appetizer. Separating you from the restaurateurs of the world? The dripless wine pour. “The key is the flick of the wrist,” says Food52 founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs. Here’s to rescuing a season’s worth of tablecloths – and upping your status while you’re at it.

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December 4, 2013

Gifting with Crystal Palecek: What to Get the Vino Expert

Rue magazine editor shares 12 daily gift picks for everyone on your list

 

Crystal Palecek, editor-in-chief of online lifestyle magazine Rue (nope, no relation), chose her top 12 gifts for every party thrower and new homeowner on your list. Today’s choice?

Crystal Palecek Gift Pick for the Wine Lover

“Cabernet” 8-Piece Wine Opener Set
“You can only bring a bottle of wine so many times.”

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December 4, 2013

Gifting with Crystal Palecek: What to Get the Coffee Addict

Rue magazine editor shares 12 daily gift picks for everyone on your list

 

The 12 Days of Gifting continues. And this Rue magazine editor is just getting started. Next on her list? Something personalized for your friend with a caffeine problem.

Crystal Palecek Gift Pick for the Coffee Addict

Set of Four Script Monogrammed Coffee Mugs
“We all have that friend whose barista bill costs more than their rent.”

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December 3, 2013

Rue Living Inspirers Pick: Gifts for Every Foodie Friend

What will Rue Living Inspirers Camille Styles, Ron Marvin, and Matthew Mead be scooping up for the at-home chefs on their lists?

Gift Picks for Home Chefs

Now go on – grab these for the foodies on your gift list, too. Shop the Staub Saute PanDualit 2-Slice Toaster, and Shun Premiere 2-Piece Knife Set here.

Our For the At-Home Chef: Cookware, Cutlery, & More Boutique opens Monday, December 2, at 3PM ET.

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December 2, 2013

Gifting with Crystal Palecek: What to Get the Host

Rue magazine editor shares 12 gift picks for everyone on your list

 

Go on, pull out your no-clue-what-to-get-them file. We’ve teamed up with Crystal Palecek, editor-in-chief of online lifestyle magazine Rue (what a stylish name), who chose her top twelve gift picks for everyone. We’re talking coworker, landlady, barista – the list goes on.

First up? Your neighborhood party planner.

Rue Magazine Gift Picks Day 1

Archipelago Botanicals White Fig 5.25oz Candle
“A Rue gal never arrives empty-handed,” Palecek says. 

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December 2, 2013

Put Leftovers to Use: 8 Post-Thanksgiving Recipes

We know, Thanksgiving was a few days ago. But if you hosted a 25-pound turkey and a table of 15, and no one went home with a goodie bag, we bet you still have a few half-eaten casseroles in the fridge. Enter: Rue Foodies and Food52 founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, who have these eight easy-to-whip-up recipes starring two-day-old mashed potatoes, turkey, and stale bread. Sounds delicious, right? Just you wait.

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December 1, 2013

5 Ways to Make Monogrammed Gifts Wow-Worthy

Lifestyle expert and Rue Living Inspirer Camille Styles knows the key to monogrammed gifts: “Get creative by thinking up a few genius accompaniments to make a whole package that reflects your friend’s favorite activities.” Here, she shares a few pairings to get you started.

Camille Styles Gift Picks

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November 28, 2013

Space Challenged? Your Small Apartment Can Still Be Festive

Interior designer and Rue Living Inspirer Ron Marvin talks how

 
There’s an elevator ride between you and the laundry room. You have no control over the thermostat. And every year, you suffer through the holidays with mediocre décor because opening your front door and simultaneously knocking over a Christmas tree is just no fun.

Cheer up. This season, thanks to the expert advice of interior designer and Rue Living Inspirer Ron Marvin, things are changing.

Ron Marvin's Holiday Decor Tips for Small Spaces

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November 26, 2013

Conquer That Gift List: Rue Living Inspirers Give Their Top Picks

Authors, designers, stylists, and all-around experts in their fields, our Rue Living Inspirers Susan Spungen, Ron Marvin, and Matthew Mead dish on their own personal gift lists. Take a peek.

Gift Picks from Susan Spungen, Ron Marvin, and Matthew Mead

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November 22, 2013

How to Trim a Themed Tree: Interior Designer Ron Marvin Tells

Anyone can hang ornaments. It’s coordinating color and texture that can be challenging. The solution? Take cues from interior designer and Rue Living Inspirer Ron Marvin.

 Ron Marvin Tree Decorating Tips

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November 21, 2013