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2006 Stories by Corina Zappia

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  • Just Add Dixie Cups

    published May 30, 2006

    With the wicker wine totes and beer cozies flooding stores each summer, you'd think park and beach boozing magically turned legal come Memorial... More >>

  • The Big Cover-Up

    published May 23, 2006

    Here's a question: It's 2006. Queen Latifah shills for Cover Girl; Halle Berry, for Revlon.*** But has the... More >>

  • Obey Your Corporate Sponsor

    published May 23, 2006

    When an invite to the First Annual Sprite Street Couture Showcase arrived in our mailbox, we were confused. A fashion show to celebrate the... More >>

  • Pot Heads

    published May 16, 2006

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  • This Is Not My Beautiful House

    published May 16, 2006

    Somewhere up there with real estate porn and Vera Wang dream weddings lies custom-furniture lust, and the annual arrival of New York's National... More >>

  • A Tent Grows Across the Bridge

    published May 9, 2006

    One of the fashion world's not-so-deep, not-so-dark secrets: who gets to show during fashion week has a lot more to do with money and contacts... More >>

  • Cheap and Outside

    published May 9, 2006

    New Yorkers who have shelled out for summer drinks at Luna Park or a rooftop hotel bar will at some point ask themselves the very wise question:... More >>

  • Slushee Surprise

    published May 2, 2006

    The famous former Rainbow Room mixologist and "King of Cocktails," Dale DeGroff, recently led a margarita-making tutorial on the upstairs level of... More >>

  • Hair Ball

    published May 2, 2006

    Lee Rizzuto stood before a ballroom of his beauty-industry colleagues. "I think we put more smiles on people's faces than the dental industry,"... More >>

  • Want to Meet Star Jones's Wedding Planner?

    published April 25, 2006

    "Dreaming of becoming a billionaire bride?" teased a press release that we received recently. "Indulge in the fantasy at the much anticipated... More >>

  • Marketing the Preppy

    published April 25, 2006

    We have never purchased from Lands' End. Perhaps the company's WASP vibe has been a turn off, but this doesn't seem to deter us any from making... More >>

  • Hermès Bag for $200?

    published April 18, 2006

    When it comes to bidding on eBay, we've always held ourselves to a strict $20 limit. Granted, this means we're largely restricted to throwaway... More >>

  • Faking It

    published April 18, 2006

    Occasionally we're thrown a compliment we don't quite deserve. A PR rep or spirits company mistakes us for a seasoned oenophile or fine-drink... More >>

  • Two Countries, Two Bars, One Weekend

    published April 11, 2006

    "This is called a sgian dubh," announced Dennis Hagerty, a civil engineer from New Jersey, producing a small black dagger from underneath... More >>

  • Styling & Profiling

    published April 11, 2006

    "I'm going to be like Prince," Peter Robinson boldly announced between bites of his mammoth tuna burger. "Bring back stilettos for men." It... More >>

  • Kid Rock Meets Gucci

    published April 4, 2006

    Did our eyes deceive us? Walking by Herald Square recently, we idly peered into Macy's windows, only to receive this cornea-scalding image:... More >>

  • Mic This

    published March 28, 2006

    We admit it's a little sad and counterintuitive to create a list of proper etiquette for karaoke, a ritual that embraces the tacky and tasteless,... More >>

  • Union Jacks

    published March 28, 2006

    When Hyde from That '70s Show mans the wheels of steel, he goes not by DJ Hide or DJ Danny Masterson, his real-life name. He prefers DJ... More >>

  • Life After Reality TV=EMC²

    published March 21, 2006

    For every devious reality-TV contender who steals the show and hatches a beautiful new baby career, plenty of also-rans fall by the wayside,... More >>

  • The Trader Joe's of Cosmetics

    published March 21, 2006

    Every woman has an "I Got Screwed by Overpriced Cosmetics" tale, and here's ours: While on vacation in Paris last year, by virtue of either our... More >>

  • "Why I Didn't Win The Spelling Bee"

    published March 14, 2006

    Maybe it was Chloe Dao's irritating dolphin-pitched squeal upon receiving the free Saturn, maybe it was that More >>

  • Bourbon 101

    published March 14, 2006

    Bourbon is a whiskey made with at least 51 percent corn in the mash, which is fermented for a couple of days and then distilled and aged in new,... More >>

  • What's Really Inside

    published March 7, 2006

    It's called "The J.C. Penney Experience." On a marketing blitz to make over its image from Dockers-drab, J.C. Penney has constructed a... More >>

  • Behind the Bar

    published March 7, 2006

    There's a line to get into every Irish pub in the city on St. Patrick's Day, but none seem quite as long as the one at More >>

  • Five Ways of Looking at a T-Shirt

    published February 28, 2006

    Who hasn't marveled at the waste-not, want-not resourcefulness of transforming old t-shirts into something kitschy and novel? A cozy for your... More >>

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