TV TALK
The Top Ten Television Shows of 2013

Five intense seasons filled with edge -of -your- seat drama came to an end this year for fans of Breaking Bad. We watched as Walter White transformed from sickly, dying cancer patient to badass druglord. More than 10 million households tuned in to watch the finale, which portrayed the heroic fall of our favorite meth kingpin and still left us with a bunch of burning questions. Great writing indeed Vince Gilligan.

Zombies seemed to be the stars of both television shows and films this past year. But no one did the zombie apocalypse better than The Walking Dead. This past season was filled with a bunch of action, from the loss of some our favorite characters who turned, to the return of the Governor, to the tragic and gruesome assassination of Hershel. The mid-season finale, full of a generous amount of blood and carnage, left us cringing and anxious for what's to come in January.

DO-GOODERS
January Jones is Scared FOR Sharks this Week
LIQUID COURAGE
Mad Men Cocktails


Basil Hayden's Mad-Hattan
(Created by Damian Windsor)

2 parts Basil Hayden's Bourbon
3/4 parts Dolin Blanc Vermouth de Chambery
1 bar spoon Luxardo Maraschino Cherries
1 dash Orange Bitters

1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
1/2 part Sweet Vermouth
1/2 part Dry Vermouth
1/2 part Maple Syrup
2 dashes of Bitters

NIGHT STALKER
Mad Sunday: Drink Like Draper

With the impending season premiere of Mad Men, it's important to plan ahead and get prepped for the big event. Luckily, you need not watch your fave show alone in your apartment this year because The Carnegie Club has an enticing offer for New Yorkers. On Sunday, April 7th, don your finest 1960s garb and head to the swanky lounge to enjoy cocktails inspired by each Mad Men character and a fine cigar or two. The selection of cocktails include The Don Draper, Betty's Bitter Rage, Liquor & Smoke (Roger), The Glass Ceiling (Peggy), The Dykeman Daiquiri (Pete), and The Firey Redhead (Joan). Get a buzz going before the big event, which begins at 8pm with the ultimate drink, The Don Draper.

BLIND FATE
'Mad Men' Says Aloha to Hawaii for Season 6

Spoiler alert! 'Mad Men' is going tropical for Season 6 when Don Draper and his wife Megan, aka Jon Hamm and Jessica Pare take Hawaii. Brady Bunch did it. Full House did it. And, yes, that’s right, “Mad Men” is participating in the long TV tradition of a Hawaiian vacation.

Based on a series of pictures posted on Daily Mail, the characters of Don and Megan Draper look to be enjoying their time in The Aloha State, drinking tropical drinks and reading “The Inferno” on the beach. They are both wearing brightly-printed, retro swimsuits in the photos.

Though an exact date's yet to be announced, we can’t wait for the sunny, ocean and rainbow filled season premiere.

CULTURE CLUB
The Macallan Masters of Photography

Last Wednesday night, over 400 celebrities, cocktail industry enthusiasts and socialites dressed to impress and to raise a dram to the US launch of The Macallan Masters of Photography: Annie Leibovitz Edition featuring a photo-series with Kevin McKidd of Grey’s Anatomy at NYC's, Bowery Hotel.

While guests experienced Macallan 18 neat and on the rocks with ginger beer, the gliteratti posed for pics at the various step and repeats. Star sightings included Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser of Mad Men, Stacy Keibler, John Legend and his fiancé, Chrissy Teigan model, Carolyn Murphy and more. Also in the Whisky sippin’ crowd was author, Simon Doonan and founder of foursquare, Dennis Crowly.

TRENDTASTIC
Say Sayonara to These Trends Come Fall

Trends come and go…and come again, and then go again. Some stay for a long period of time, while others have their 15 minutes of fame. Regardless, trends in fashion are the most powerful pieces of knowledge one can hone in order to get their cred in the industry, which is why all fashion enthusiasts will agree, it’s crucial to know what will be coming into style next, and what is oh-so-out of season- god forbid we wear a style that has been officially dubbed as out of style by fashion experts and then get caught in the act! That is why we here at Glam Damn It have found a few popular trends that have taken over the style world for one, two, even four seasons, and are predicted to finally retire come fall 2012. Take a peek at these looks and be ‘in the know’ for the seasons to come!

INDUSTRY NEWS
Community, Homeland take the Cake at The 2012 Critics Choice Awards

The Broadcast Television Journalist Association held its second annual Critic Choice Awards on Monday night honoring some of the hottest shows running. Topping the lists of nominations, NBC’s 'Community' had a big night snagging a pair of not one, but two, of the coveted awards. But they weren't the only show to snag a pair of awards, AMC’s Breaking Bad and PBS’s miniseries 'Sherlock' , and Showtime's 'Homeland' were among the top winners last night.

DAILY BITES
Eat, Drink, Watch TV: Mad Men, Game of Thrones Release Cookbooks

For those of us obsessed with television dramas there is a strong desire to be closer to our beloved characters. We yearn to be transported to the time and location of the shows we watch on a weekly basis. The cookbook industry has devised a plan to make obsessed fans feel like they too are living in Bon Temps, the 1960's, and even the late Middle Ages. Sadly, Sookie or Don Draper won’t be serving us drinks, and no one has invented a time machine yet. Thanks to these three cookbooks, fans and those who love to cook, can enjoy authentic recipes from the Bayou-set True Blood, Medieval dishes served in Game of Thrones’ Westeros, or the cocktails drank in Mad Men’s 1960's haunts. All the featured recipes are a great addition to a viewing party with friends or a creative way to mix up a dinner party.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Kick Back Like a Mad Man at The Carnegie Club

Killing two birds with one stone, The Carnegie Club will be unveiling its extensive renovation in conjunction with a view party for the season premiere of everyone's favorite period TV show, Mad Men on March 25th. The perfect location to don your 1960's attire (optional) and pretend you've gone back in time to work on ad sales a la Don Draper, The Carnegie Club was the first place in New York where you could enjoy a cigar while sipping a cocktail...and luckily for you, this leisure still exists at this swanky lounge.