THE LUXE LIFE
How to Get Rid of Your NYE Hangover

As pumped up as we are about getting our party on this New Year's Eve, there is one dreaded thought that is looming in the back of our minds- that terrible hangover that comes after. If you want to drink and dance the night away, but don't want to feel like crap the day after, we have some simple hangover remedies you should definitely look into. You shouldn't be punished for having a good time! So drink up in honor of 2014, then whip up a couple of these remedies to start off your New Year right.

1. Hair of the dog



2. Tea with lemon and honey

LIQUID COURAGE
Cheers to the New Year!

Midori Spotlight: This refreshing, light and colorful drink is the perfect way to make your guests smile and evoke a festive party atmosphere!

Midori Stop Light

¾ oz Midori

¾ oz Orange Juice

¾ oz Cranberry Juice

Layer in order of recipe

Old Cuban: Closely related to the mojito, this drink adds a touch of Champagne and a dash of bitters to liven up an old favorite.

1 handful fresh mint leaves (about 1 large sprig) plus more for garnish
1 1/2 ounces aged rum
1/2 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice (1 lime)
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons superfine sugar or 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
2 dashes bitters, (recommended: Angostura)
Ice cubes
1 1/2 to 2 ounces dry Champagne, Prosecco or other sparkling wine

Dry Gin Martini with blue-cheese stuffed olives:

Ice
2 ounces gin
Splash of vermouth
Splash of the olive juice from the jar
2 blue cheese stuffed olives - you buy them already stuffed or simply cram crumbled blue cheese into a couple olives
Bamboo skewers






Pomegranate Martini: Always a crowd pleaser and always delicious! Add an orange slice (optional) to give the drink a citrus kick.
FASHIONABLE
Puttin on the Glitz

So you've had a pretty great 2013 and Joonbug is proud of you! We also encourage you to reach for your goals and make your dreams a reality into the New Year. Here are a few glittery pieces which will allow you to shine like a diamond well into 2014. Happy New Year!



Let's start with your feet! A great way to rock the New Year's Eve party is with a fierce shoe. Breathe new life into that chic black dress of yours and a smile on your face with these gorgeous shoes from Shellys London. Super fun and super flirty!

LIFESTYLE
Get the Official 2014 Times Square Ball Drop App Today!

Can’t make it to Times Square on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop? No worries! The Official 2014 Times Square Ball App, available free in both the Apple Store and Google Play Store, allows you to experience the event live on your smart phone or tablet! The app, created by the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, provides Livestream of the entire event, including the raising of the ball at 6 PM EST, musical performances, and an hourly countdown.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Joonbug New Year's Eve: Party by Personality Type

When looking for the hottest New Year's Eve parties to end 2013 we at Joonbug know you're looking for tickets that can give you biggest bang for your buck, as well as provide for the best memories. With so many parties to chose from, it can seem a bit overwhelming--but not to worry, we have curated a list of parties as fitted to the four most pivotal personality types.

Whether you're a hipster, cool kid, bro or a rich kid we've got you covered on which scene is best for you!

The Hipster:

Any hipster can be easily spotted by their distinguishable outfit choices consisting mainly of threads from American Apparel, Urban Outfitters, or their local thrift store. Known for going against the scene and popular culture, many hipsters can be spotted flocking together in Williamsburg, Brooklyn snapping off-centered Instagram pictures and picking up new vinyls from bands we’ve never heard of. If this description seems to fit you best you’re going to want to check out the following hipster-friendly Joonbug NYE parties!

GET THE PARTY STARTED
Our Official NYE Safety Guide

New Year's Eve is all about drinking, dancing, and living it up with your loved ones- we get it. But as much as we want you to have fun- we also want you to be safe! New Year's Eve can get hectic and the parties can get out of control, so here's a few tips to ensure that you have a fun filled but safe night!

Alcohol is a guilty pleasure on New Year's Eve, whether it be the champagne toast at midnight or the vodka shots to celebrate the New Year. Remember to always drink responsibly. This means try to keep track of how many drinks you have so as no to overdue it. Don't mix too many different kinds of liquors. Tequila shot with a Jack Daniel's chaser... no thank you. And never leave your drinking down somewhere unattended. We like to see the best in people- but let's face it, there are still sketchy people out there. They say the creeps come out at night- especially New Year's Eve night.

GET THE PARTY STARTED
SantaCon is upon us!

SantaCon is more than just dressing up in Christmas attire and getting wasted (even though that's the best part of it). In most cities, like New York, SantaCon is affiliated with charitable good works and donations. In 2011, Santacon New York raised $10,000 for Toys for Tots and donated over 6,000 pounds of food to Manhattan and Brooklyn food banks. SantaCon reminds us to have a good time and celebrate the season, but also to spread cheer and goodwill.

TRENDTASTIC
Your Guide To New Year's Eve Style!

The new year is coming, and so are the celebrations. If you haven't yet, then it's time to start thinking about what you'll be wearing New Year's Eve! From black tie to hipster chic, for guys, and for girls, Joonbug's got the hottest trends, and the how-to on what to wear when the clock strikes twelve. Follow our guide below to know exactly what you should wear to our parties being held nationwide! Start the new year off in style.

Joonbug is hosting some of the swankiest ballroom events in many cities. Such parties include the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia, Timeless New Year's Eve at the Colonnade in Boston, as well as Cipriani , Capitale, Gotham Hall, and Gustavinos in NYC.

IN THE HOUSE
A SnowGlobe New Year's Eve

Let’s be honest, New Year’s Eve can be very overwhelming. There are endless pressures and options that make it difficult to decide how to celebrate. For those on the West Coast who have chosen to take their New Year’s Eve celebrations to Lake Tahoe in California for SnowGlobe, get ready for three days packed with a stellar lineup, amazing people, and the beauty of the outdoors.

SnowGlobe recently announced the schedule for the three day festival, and it’s definitely one you don’t want to miss out on. The first day sees performances from Gramatik, Kastle, Tiesto, Justin Martin and many more. If the first day’s lineup wasn’t enough, day two is stacked with performances from Kill Paris, Zeds Dead, Claude Vonstroke, and Kaskade. New Year’s Eve will feature Dillon Francis, Snoop Dogg/Lion, Treasure Fingers, Cashmere Cat, and will ring in 2014 with Cut Copy. To see the full schedule, click here.

ALL ACCESS PASS
Electric Daisy Carnival, New York 2014 Announced

EDC is returning to NYC this upcoming Memorial Day weekend (May 24 & 25 2014), as information about the third annual event has been revealed today. Taking place at MetLife Stadium for the second straight year, the popular festival will feature multiple stages and attractions, including full-scale carnival ride and theatre performers. The event will be so much more than a music festival, with non-stop entertainment and surrounding landmarks to make the EDC experience an unforgettable one. Ticket for EDC go on sale Wednesday, December 11, with prices starting at $199 for two-day general admission tickets.

For more information about EDC, and to see full list of prices and amenities, click here.