This endangered species is make a comeback: the napkin.
We thought millennials killed napkins with their frugality and multi-purpose thoughts of using paper towels-as-napkins-tissues-bathing-suits mantra.
But mind you, it’s the fancy paper napkin that’s all the rage. The limited edition fancy paper napkin.
hudsonest is a New York City-based company that wants to help you up your napkin game at home, at the office, or at an event. Limited edition napkins come in three sizes: dinner, cocktail, and guest towel, and are available on a one-time or subscription basis.
New designs are released four times a year.
We feel weird about fancy paper napkins. They’re not as “soft” as the plain white ones, and the thought of dropping $10 for a handful of cocktail napkins ain’t our jam—because we’re slobs and require a lot of cleanup.
But you do your fancy napkin you. We’ll just stand here all jealous of you…
If you’re missing “Sip & Paint” night, you can socially-distance and still have fun with friends—virtually—with Cupixel. (Or have fun with your quarantined family at home.)
Cupixel is a premium art box that uses a special mobile app to create a unique painting experience that’s both relaxing and easy. Users download the app, which serves as a personal artist assistant of sorts. The app guides you through the process of creating a work of art by using a method that guarantees the finished product is worthy of framing and displaying. Choose from the Cupixel gallery, or upload a photo of your own to paint and frame.
Cupixel kits start at $69.99.
We have a cooktop stove. We love the sleek look, yet hate the cleaning process. Apparently, Doris did, too.
Doris is a homemaker and mother from Germany. She realized the need for a simple product for hassle-free cleanliness. There’s nothing worse than when food splashes on the range top and hardens. Of course, we do get a workout in trying to get the crud off, but…
Doris Range Pads are made of heavy duty, high-temperature silicon. Place them directly on the burner, and get ready to use your free time to clean the oven.
The pads can withstand up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit, arranged in any pattern, and cleanup with soap and water. They’re dishwasher safe, and stick resistant. And they come in a variety of colors.
It’s like a cooktop condom…
Now that you’re in quarantine, perhaps you’ve noticed that things stink. Not the work from home situation. Or the home schooling your kids situation. But your space smells funky.
Allow us to introduce you to Alio—oil-free reed diffusers you can hang or place anywhere.
These little gems don’t mask the stank, they neutralize them at the molecular level. Think of bathrooms, gym bags, pet spaces… So, superhero-y!
Here are the deets:
OIL-FREE - No spill design is safe to use around kids and pets
MADE WITH ODOR ELIMINATING TECHNOLOGY - Alio reeds and hanging air fresheners are infused with a powerful odor neutralizing formula and light fragrance
ECO-FRIENDLY - Made from natural wood resin harvested from locally sourced, sustainably harvested trees
VERSATILE - Use the vase of reeds for a whole room or place individual reeds in smaller spaces like drawers, stinky shoes, or lockers
FRAGRANCE INFUSED – Custom blended fragrances leave a fresh, “subtle” scent.
Reeds are available in Cedar & Teak, Fresh Cucumber, Jasmine Rain, Lavender Beeswax, Soft Blanket and Warm Vanilla
Hanging Air Fresheners are available in Cedar & Teak, Jasmine Rain, Lavender Beeswax, Soft Blanket and Unscented
REFILLABLE – Reed refills are available in all 6 fragrances.
MADE IN THE USA - Alio is a family-owned business in NJ that wants to help keep the air around you “FRESH”!
OMG! We've discovered the coolest outdoor game for kids: Stomp Rocket Dueling Rockets!
Whether you're looking for an Easter gift, birthday gift, family vacation activity, get-the-hell-out-of-the-house-before-I-smack-you-gift (to yourself)-- the rocket is nothing but tons of fun.
This set comes with two launch pads so friends can face off simultaneously, sending their rockets up to 200 feet.
Get yours at Target.
Oh! We noticed that this game is for ages 5 and up. Since we fall into the "and up" category, we adults can have fun with this.
Imagine at your next barbecue: you're loaded up on a few "beverages" and potato salad and decide to challenge your Uncle Larry to a duel. It's a way to finally kick his lame, adulterous ass without getting thrown behind bars.
We just had a moment, didn't we?
St. Patrick’s Day. The day we’re all a little green (probs from all the green beer and bad food choices). The day we’re all McLastName. They day where we have no idea what the holiday is about, but eff it—let’s drink!
Before you get all tore-up from the floor-up, drop some of these St. Pat’s facts on your peeps before you start spewing lies, tales, and green eggs…
174%: Increase in beer sales on St. Patrick’s Day compared to the rest of the year (153% more spirits are sold compared with the average day).
$1.6 Million: Market value of a leprechaun’s pot of gold.
$6.16 Billion: Amount spent collectively on St. Patrick’s Day 2020 ($43 per person celebrating).
32.1 Million: Number of Americans who claim Irish ancestry, second only to German and 7 times Ireland's population.
WalletHub has compiled the Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations based on things like number of Irish pubs and restaurants per capita; lowest price for a three-star hotel on the holiday; weather; parades, etc…
See how green your ‘hood is…
Seriously. Nevada should be placed in some created Naughty Hall of Fame. Because we all know Vegas is Sin City, and that means Nevada is the sinny-est state in the union. So, when WalletHub does their little research thing to find out the Most Sinful States next year-- we can leave Nevada off the list as permanently sinful.
Spanking Nevada's rear in second is Texas, followed by Florida, California, and Georgia. WalletHub used 47 different metrics to determine the sinning, including: anger and hatred, jealousy, excesses and vices, lust, vanity, and laziness.
See where your state ranks:
We're conflicted. Does a non-top 20 rank mean we should try and be like Vermont (least sinful?) Or should we turn up and get all sinfully competitive?
It’s all about Insta worthiness, isn’t it? (It really isn’t, but…) A gathering isn’t just a gathering. It’s all about the experience. So, get serious about the planning. What’s in? What’s out? The pressure can be so, GAH!
Our friends at The Bash have got us. Phew!
Let’s get the “what’s out” stuff out of here, first.
Generic Party Favors. In 2020 go the extra mile with a personalized gift, such as a memorable photo or a drawing of the guest.
Crack Wise feels: Effort. You said effort. Sigh.
Custom Signs. It's easy to go overboard on party decor, and too many customized signs will distract from the elegance of an event.
Crack Wise feels: Fine. Bye, bye restroom signs…
Vast Guest Lists. Bigger isn't always better! Smaller parties are less expensive and give you quality time with people who mean the most to you.
Crack Wise feels: Yes. We cheap, er… frugal…
Basic String Lights: Fixtures are getting fancy - this year try mixing and matching hanging lanterns with exposed bulbs, glass pendant lights and chandeliers made out of unexpected materials.
Crack Wise feels: Fine. Check out our FAA-violating laser.
So what’s new for 2020?
Venues with picturesque backdrops.
Crack Wise feels: We’ll make sure grandma’s portable toilet is prominent…
Crack Wise feels: Farrah has natural large boobies, so…
Grazing stations will be at all the parties. These buffet style spreads arrange cheese, nuts, fruit, veggies and dips in an eye-catching way.
Crack Wise feels: Who’s bringing the farm animals? Conley?
Clothing trend? Funky accessories! Formal dress is too stuffy and in 2020 fun meets fancy with quirky socks and humorous bowties. Accessories that show off your personality.
Crack Wise feels: Get ready for neon and crocs! No?
Haus of V is a creative collective that shares a similar mindset -- with a twist.