Trend watch: Sophisticated beer accessories

Trend watch: Sophisticated beer accessories


I’m not a beer drinker, but I put my personal differences with ale aside to round up an assortment of sophisticated beer accessories for this week’s suds-themed Time Out New York. I found grown-up items that will help you graduate from Solo cups and beer pong, such as a galvanized ice bucket, letterpress beer-tasting coasters and a wooden home-brewing game.

To see the full lineup, click on over here.

Trend watch: Travel jewelry storage


In the past, I’ve always used jewelry rolls to transport my baubles on trips, but I was pleasantly surprised at the array of other options available while researching this roundup of travel jewelry storage for Time Out New York. Among my finds are Lori Leigh Designs’s filing cabinet–like cases and So Pretty Jewelry’s storage handbags (and yes, the very same Stella & Dot clutch I use myself).

See what else I unearthed here.

Trend watch: Watches with whimsical faces

Trend watch: Watches with whimsical faces


In honor of New Year’s Eve, when all eyes are on the clock during the countdown, I sought out timepieces with fanciful faces that’ll give you something entertaining to look at for Time Out New York. I especially got a kick out of TKO’s emoji watch when I spotted it a spring preview a few months ago since I routinely have text conversations exclusively using the characters.

Find out what else made the cut here.

Spray beauty products

Spray beauty

A considerable part of my morning routine is devoted to my skincare regimen and makeup, so when I came across beauty products in spray form, I practically did a happy dance at my desk. The easy applicators shave minutes off the getting-ready process and come in all sorts of surprising formulations: foundations, face masks, CC creams and even a facial peel. Find out what else I unearthed in spray form here.


Trend watch: Contrast-sleeve coats

Trend watch contrast-sleeve coats


One thing I’ve learned living through several New York City winters is that your coat can often be the only thing people see on you on any given day, so you might as well treat it like an important part of your outfit. I’ve noticed contrast sleeves as a big outerwear trend this season, and love how the mixed patterns and textures add visual interest. I rounded up a few of my favorites for this week’s Time Out New York, which you can see here.