The week that I’m supposed to meet Ladyfag and interview her in preparation for New York fashion week, she sends me an email: “Hello! Apologies about the delay, I’m in and out of consciousness with some sort of chest virus. The 40-year-old nightlife impresario whom the New York Times has called the “rave of the future” has more get-up-and-go than most twentysomethings.
New Year’s Eve can feel like Groundhog’s Day. Every year brings the same parties and the same balls dropping. Maybe it’s time to mix up your routine with some of the most exciting end-of-year celebrations around the world. Try bringing in 2016 warm on the beach in Hawaii or with a traditional Scottish festival in Edinburgh. Here are the most searched New Year’s Eve destinations on Yahoo.
Eat, drink, and dance the night away in Tel Aviv. A quick warning—the denizens of Tel Aviv can appear brash, but it’s worth breaking down their stony and impossibly self-confident exteriors. Before you even land at Ben Gurion airport you have to follow @Telavivian on Instagram for the latest gallery openings, specialty cocktail creations and pop-up parties. If you want an even deeper dive into the city, sign up for one of the Telavivian tours, which provide a true insider’s look at everything local. Tel Aviv is quickly encroaching on New York City’s title for the “City that Never Sleeps.” There is something to do here 24/7. Here is our guide to prepare for the perfect night out in Israel’s hottest city.
Samaná’s bike-happy residents keeping it wheel. Maybe they just really take reducing our dependency on fossil fuels seriously here in the DR’s mountainous northeastern province of Samaná. Whatever the situation (we quickly decide against exploring it further), as with most everywhere else in the Caribbean, complementing the Dominican Republic’s main course of beachy good looks and glorious pampering is a little side dish of danger and edginess in the air.
Cars pass by the St. Louis Cathedral at night in New Orleans. (Photo: iStock) Yahoo is streaming the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, a three-day music festival live from New Orleans. This year’s lineup includes artists like Florence & The Machine, deadmau5, Jane’s Addiction, and more.
Based in Swansea, South Wales, Sol Cinema is the self-proclaimed “world’s smallest solar movie theater.” This mobile caravan-cum-cinema, which travels the U.K. for special events, screens short films with an LED video projector and can seat up to eight adults or 10 children. “I wanted to avoid pollution and to demonstrate the practical possibilities of using the clean renewable energy from the sun,” the cinema’s founder (and projectionist) Paul O'Connor told the Sunday Express of the cinema’s origins. “But we have all been amazed at just how popular Sol Cinema has become. Each summer, Sala Montjuïc programs a lineup of world-class films — traditional classics and contemporary ones alike from a global slate of filmmakers — as part of an open-air film festival on the grounds of Montjuïc Castle, a former military fortress that sits atop Montjuïc Hill in Barcelona, Spain.
In light of the country’s recent obsession with gluten-free and low-carb food, CrossFit, and juice cleansing, a few bartenders felt the need to bring back the fat. The results are delicious, high-calorie cocktails that are worth traveling for. “Our restaurant has duck on the menu, so it made sense,” head bartender Chad Phillips says of his decision to create a fowl-fat cocktail. The opening of Latitude 29 in the French Quarter was a highly anticipated event for Tiki cocktail fans.
Nothing could be more patriotic than spending the Fourth of July in Washington D.C., which gets even better when the sun goes down. If you’re there this weekend, check out these 10 ways to celebrate Independence Day. Washington, D.C., is a superhot location these days (Who doesn’t watch “House of Cards” or “Scandal”?).
Welcome to Dubai, the crown jewel of the Middle East, where you can watch the future being built right before your eyes. Dubai is like a 21-year-old that won the lottery and is always one-upping itself with the biggest, the best, and the most elaborate creations man can make, from the world’s tallest building to the world’s first underwater villas. If you dream it, Dubai can do it.
You could visit every nightclub in Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Ibiza, and St. Tropez and still not even come close to seeing the 200-plus DJs at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas this weekend. Starting June 19th, Yahoo Live is streaming the biggest music festival in North America — the Electric Daisy Carnival. Here are 12 acts you won’t want to miss, and you can also download the EDC Las Vegas app to check out the entire schedule and create your own hit list.
Want to have the most rave-alicious time at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Vegas? Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, which made its case as the world’s biggest music festival — with an attendance of 400,000 electronic dance-music fans in 2014 — is an immersive experience. Many come for the headlining DJs like Calvin Harris and Avicii, but it’s the elaborate stage presentations with huge video displays and artwork, the choreographed dancing clowns, the pyrotechnics, the amusement park rides, and the free-spirited revelers that really make this a summer affair to remember in Las Vegas.
Day or night, porteños — as the residents Buenos Aires are called — love to party. The intensity at a successful milonga (tango night) infects not just those partnering for the sensual dance, but everybody in the room. Buenos Aires is one of the 20 largest cities in the world.
Entourage returns this week in the form of a new movie! The long-running HBO show about young movie star Vincent Chase and his boys — best friend Eric, brother Johnny Drama, consummate hanger-on Turtle, and the potty-mouthed super-agent Ari Gold — taught us how to V.I.P. in style during its eight-season run. Its depiction of the beautiful women, fancy cars, sprawling houses, and endless parties that made up these guys’ lives made Entourage the ultimate male fantasy. Now you can prepare for the return of Entourage by replicating the boys’ A-list lifestyle.
How tough is it to tend bar on Bourbon Street? “Here’s the thing: In New Orleans, we let the bars stay open late. “In New Orleans, you have to take it to another level to get called ‘crazy.’ I’ve seen countless, I mean countless (body part that rhymes with ‘cities’).
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the idyllic college town of Palo Alto is home to Stanford University — and some of the priciest real estate in the country. Not exactly the flashiest place — think Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his hoodies.
Ah, Thursday night — the only truly social night of the week. It’s the night when babysitters are booked, friends convene, and drinks are imbibed. There are no family obligations to fulfill, no amateurish weekend crowds to elbow through — and the possibilities are endless. The night starts after work and ends whenever you want. In any city. All over the world.
Enter the Signature Room, located on the 95th floor of John Hancock Center, situated along the heart of Michigan Avenue. With jaw-dropping views of both the steel-and-concrete skyline and Lake Michigan, the Signature Room is a must for the Chicago-bound traveler.
“Serdica is my Rome,” claimed the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, referring to the city that would later become the capital of Bulgaria under the name of Sofia. Start your night early with a tour of the catacombs under St. Sofia Church after which the city was named. In a couple of places, you’ll find small windows in the ceiling where you can glimpse the cupola of the St. Sofia Church (or spy on the churchgoers above you).
Thanks to RuPaul and his amazing Drag Race, most people now know what a drag queen is — but there’s a new underground scene popping up in London that’s threatening to steal the crown … the drag king movement. Just as drag queens are men with women’s clothing and makeup, drag kings are women … cross-dressing as men. In London the scene took off last year when, for the first time ever, a (biological) woman won the popular Drag Idol UK contest.
There are few jobs as thankless as a bathroom attendant in a honky-tonk bar. We convinced one attendant to tell us the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright nasty about what goes on in the women's bathroom.