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Win New Year’s Eve with These Five Things

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Hey, quick reminder about tomorrow: don’t forget to pick up your dry cleaning.

Oh, and it’s New Year’s Eve.

Hence, you’re going to need a game plan before heading out into the great unknown of a night filled with new beginnings and old habits dying hard. Which is why we’ve put together this handy five-point cheat sheet on everything from how a lady wants her midnight kiss to properly sabering a champagne bottle to the only guide you’ll ever need on tying your bow tie—something you ought to know whether or not you’re opting to go full tux tomorrow night.

So without further ado, here are the five things you need to read, watch, learn, do and heed to win New Year’s Eve...»

Ms. Blanchett, Schvitzing, and New Year’s Eve

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Cate the Great: Cate Blanchett is too normal to make for a good profile…but she makes a great Cleopatra. [Vanity Fair]

Tick Tock: Gawker’s list of the five types of New Year’s Eve party does not include the drug-fueled bacchanal we were hoping for. [Gawker]

It’s Getting Hot in Here: ACL gets a visit from the ghost of schvitzes past. [A Continuous Lean]

Your Name In Lights: New York’s eleven favorite billboards, featuring no less than two enormous instances of Eva Mendes. [Racked]