The Urbane Urbanite And Friends Give Back For The Holidays

My Holiday Party Guests Piled Toys for Tots Near The Tree I hosted my 3rd annual holiday party last weekend – and it was a success! The sangria was flowing (until it was all gone); the food was hot (until the food warmer thingy blew out) and the DJ was spinning (until she was ret ta go). My guests had a great time. I couldn’t have asked for a better night. But this year I did something different. I teamed up with The Apostles’ House whose mission is “to provide comprehensive social services to homeless and at-risk families and individuals in the Newark,

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GET TIPSY: 5 Cocktails That Will Keep You Warm (and buzzed) This Winter

With the holidays looming and a brisk chill wafting through the air, ‘tis definitely the season for eating and drinking. While sizzling thirst quenchers like teas, hot chocolates and warm apple ciders will be bought and consumed by the boatloads this winter, what hot beverage options are available for folks looking to get lit – and stay toasted? I commissioned the head bartender at 169 Bar, a down-home dive bar on the lower east side of Manhattan, to concoct five warm, charismatic cocktails perfect for keeping the cold at bay and a buzz on deck this winter. I’ve tried them

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Writing Tidbits From Aliya S. King: 5 Reasons Why You Can’t Stop Updating Your Blog

April 15, 2011. That date stares me in the face, mocking me, each and every time I fire up my computer. My homepage is my blog. And April 15 is the last time I updated. Nearly five months ago. Once upon a time, I was a mega-super-blogger. I blogged five days a week, (sometimes seven), and I went in on that blog. I begged writer-friends for exclusive quotes, interviewed my favorite photographers, told my whole life story, chronicled my world as a mother, wife and writer. I shot commercials for new blog posts. (No. Seriously.) I assigned and edited a

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