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Rachel Zoe Predicts Spring's Hot Colors

If you're dying to know how to decorate your face this spring (we don't believe you, Mr. Groundhog), then listen to style expert Rachel Zoe. She recommends two of Exude's Lipstick colors -- Scarlet Red and Coral-- as the 'it' colors for the season. The brand comes with a revolutionary new crystal applicator, which allows you to release the perfect amount of lipstick each and every time, as well as retain its shape. The lip color is enhanced with a hint of mint scent and a new complex formula, sure to give you a perfect pucker. The lipstick is available for retail at www.exudelipstick.com for $29.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Last Minute V-Day Plans

From cruises, to beers, and all the way to Puerto Rico, we've got plenty of options for you to try out this Valentine's Day! Nothing here strike your fancy? Check out our V-Day options for every personality here.

World Yacht is offering up two special packages for the romantic couple. Their Sweetheart Package ($90/person or $180/couple) includes a three-course dinner as well as choice of dessert, along with DJ entertainment and a rose for all couples. Step it up a notch with their Romance Package ($125/person or $250/couple), which includes a three-course dinner, a chef's sampling of dessert, a live band, champagne toast, a single rose and a complimentary souvenir photo. The cruise sets sail Feb. 11th, 12th, and 14th from 6-10pm from Pier 81. Purchase your tickets here.

GET THE PARTY STARTED
Two Fun n' Different Superbowl Parties

Do something different for Superbowl this year and head to The Bell House for some live comedic commentary from Shane Mauss (Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central), and April Macie (Howard Stern, Last Comic Standing). They will be hosting a live feed of Superbowl tweets from contributors at WitStream. Enjoy drink specials and food from Urban Rustic. Start pre-gaming at 5:30pm.

Be a little unique this Sunday, with Mexican street hot dogs, alitas de pollo, chicharrones, and of course, the game on the big screen TV. To add to the rivalry, Hecho en Dumbo's chef Danny Mena will be competing against chef Bill Dorrler of Osteria Morini and chef Einat Admony of Balaboosta on the NFL Channel's pre-game cookoff, which will be judged by chef Marc Forgione (Iron Chef) and linebacker Dhani Jones. Uapa!

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Das Boot: German Beer Tasting Tonight

Head to Loreley Williamsburg for a German beer tasting tonight at 7pm with beer expert Rudi Eilers. Learn all about different types of German brews, taste nine different beers, including special winter classics.

Soak it all up with an authentic three-course German dinner, featuring mixed salad, sausage platter, sauerkraut, mashed taters, and black forest cake. 'Cause honestly, nothing says German like wieners...but there will also be veggie options available.

Tickets are a shockingly low price of $29, buy them here!

SWEET TOOTH
Super Pop Cakes!

The artisanal ice cream extraordinnaires, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, is coming out with a new collection, which will be available from February 3rd through April and is called Super Pop Cakes!, featuring 5 new flavors.

Sink your teeth into southern-inspired Hummingbird Cake loaded with bananas, pecans, pineapple, and cinnamon.

Icelandic Happy Marriage Cake features a combination of skyr cheese, sweet oat biscuits, and rhubarb compote.

Mango Kiwi Special Cake contains just what it sounds like, strewn with angel food cake.

CULTURE CLUB
Horse Trade Theater's Got the Goods in February

Horse Trade Theater does is it again in February, outdoing themselves with a jam-packed line-up of shows for YOU. From comedy to variety and burlesque to plays, there is truly something for everyone this month, and with prices that can't be beat, you really can't go wrong. Take your pick of plenty from the list below and reserve your tickets today!

The Skinny
Wednesday, February 1 @ 8pm $10
The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
The Skinny is a political comedy talk show with a twist: The host, Peter DeGiglio, is just an average schnook struggling to wrap his head around the events that shape our world. Joining him is a discussion panel of real life experts and a plethora of wacky variety acts.

NIGHTLIFE NEWS
Update: Jay-Z's 40/40 Club Closed For Health Violations

Remarkably, just one day after Jay-Z's all-star grand reopening bash, the $10 million newly renovated club was shut down due to health violations. The Health Department marked the venue with 69 violation points, including failure to keep food at the appropriate temperatures and staff cleanliness (ew!).

You'd think after dishing out all that dough to make this place high-class, HOV could afford to hire a good staff and proper utensils to handle food, but apparently not.

However, TMZ reports that the violations were merely due to a fridge that broke prior to the inspection. Alas, who knows the true tale? Luckily - this swanky sports club reopened the folllowing day and is now pending review from the Department of Health.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
For Singles & Lovers: Valentine's Day Plans for Every Personality

It can be hard to plan the perfect Valentine's Day for your significant other, but luckily, we've narrowed down your search. Choose the best option from the list before for you and your dude/gal (or just you) and hurry to book your reservation! Best of all, most options don't go too late so you have plenty of time to go home and, er, celebrate, this special day.

For the hard to please...

Spice Market's executive chef Anthony Ricco has prepared a special prix fixe menu for you and your special someone, exclusively for V-Day. Perfect for those who like the best of the best, this $66 (per person) menu features high-end dishes such as steamed lobster, spice chicken samosas, shaved tuna with chili tapioca, and of course a scrumptious dessert to follow. Call 212.675.2322 to book your reservation.

LOVEBUG
Valentine's Day Get-a-ways

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With V-Day fast approaching, time is running out to decide on the perfect gift for your honey. Forget lame teddy bears and chocolates --and don't you dare purchase cheap flowers! This year go all out with a fun vacation (or staycation!). With plenty of options and special deals to choose from, there's no way your better half won't like it. As an added bonus, you may just get, er, a little lucky too.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ is pulling out all the stops to pamper guests whether happily single or head over heels attached. Packages are based on availability and valid for reservations on February 14, 2012. Options include: Single and Fabulous (starting at $139) includes an overnight stay in Classic Room, breakfast for 2 at the Borgata Buffet, 2 drink coupons valid at Gypsy Bar or Long Bar, and a 15% off coupon for the shoppes at the Water Club. Sip, Savor & Smooch (starting at $179) includes an overnight stay in a classic room, champagne with chocolate strawberries, a $50 credit for breakfast in bed, and a 15% off coupon for shoppes at the Water Club. Sweet Romance (starting at $789) includes an overnight stay in a Fiore Suite, champagne with chocolate covered strawberries, a $50 credit for breakfast in bed, an in-suite couples massage, and a 15% off coupon for the shoppes at the Water Club.

RESTAURANT 101
The Much Anticipated Bowery Diner Now Open

The long-awaited Bowery Diner finally opened to customers over the weekend. Chef Mathieu Palombino, of Motorino, will be offering fresh new takes on classic American fare, mixed with a bit of Belgian style. You can expect to find treats like double patty burgers, duck fat curly fries, reubens, steak frites and more at this new joint. The diner seats 130 patrons and will be open late night, serving bevvies from their full service bar.