New Year’s Eve

GM75 cocktail from our Restaurants Food & Drink

Good Cheers: The GM75 Cocktail from Our Restaurants

New Year’s Eve is around the corner. Whether you plan on ringing in 2018 on your couch swaddled in cozy loungewear snacking on crudités or intend to shimmer the year away wearing your favorite light-catching threads, the occasion welcomes a cocktail. To set the tone for a bright new year, we suggest pairing sparkling wine with the orange-flavored cognac liqueur Grand Marnier. A champagne flute in a sunset shade of citrine dressed with a zesty orange peel is just the vibrant accessory your evening needs, no matter your attire.

If you’d prefer someone else do the mixing, stop by a Nordstrom Restaurant to have a GM75 prepared for you. And have a happy new year!

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Ring in the New Year in Style: 8 Party Looks to Welcome 2018

After a months-long marathon of glitzy shindigs and festive feasts, your New Year’s Eve bash promises to be the most spectacular yet. Bid farewell to 2017 with a clink and a kiss and a fabulous outfit. We’ve picked out our favorites, all of which put a most glamorous end to the holiday party season.

Below, our favorite sequined, sparkling get-ups (plus shoppable links) for when the clock strikes midnight.  CUE AULD LANG SYNE

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Just Relax: 10 New Year’s Resolutions You Will Actually Keep

As evidenced by last year’s unused gym membership, New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep. What starts as a fresh outlook soon morphs into the everyday grind, dwindling our motivation to continue doing the things that are good for us.

Don’t let last year’s backslide get you down, though. Set yourself up for success with simple but meaningful changes to your routine. From your beauty stash to your snack habits, even small improvements can have positive effects on your overall health and happiness. We’re declaring 2018 the year of conscious consuming, and sharing the tools that will keep us on track. 

SHOP NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

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So Clutch: Nail Polish and Bag Pairings to Ring In the New Year

Looking for a dream date for New Year’s Eve? One that will show up looking stylish, be by your side throughout the night, complement your outfit and help pay for drinks? Our no-fail suggestion is to treat yourself to a new handbag. That’s right, a pretty clutch will hold your hand while carrying your keys and lipstick.

And to go with your ideally suited accessory we’ve selected a nail polish. Below, 10 pairings that really are the perfect couples. Now, go be your best date.

FIND YOUR NEW CRUSH

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Men's Fashion

Men’s Style: 3 Foolproof Party Looks

You may have spent the week bundled up and fighting the elements, but come Friday it’s time to shed the down layers and denim to summon some swagger for the party circuit. The holidays are the perfect time to experiment with dressing up, whether you’re exchanging presents with the parents or counting down to midnight with your mates.

Here are three looks to master.

SEE (AND SHOP) THE LOOKS

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A Fresh Twist on the Champagne Cocktail for the New Year

Ah, champagne. There is no wrong way to drink it. But you can make it even better by using it in a cocktail. Traditionally, the champagne cocktail is made with a brown-sugar cube and aromatic bitters distilled from herbs, roots and fragrant bark. The botanical bitters cut the sweetness of the champagne, and the molasses-infused sugar cube folds it right back in, letting the sweetness sit underneath the first wave of bright freshness. The result is a nuanced and convivial cocktail.

NYE cocktail from Good Bar

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Mirroring the ball drop at Times Square, the sugar cube sinks to the bottom of the glass, captivating your attention as it fizzes and nearly sparkles. Bonus: the cube acts as your personal time drop. If you finish your drink before the cube dissolves, you might want to think about slowing your roll, ever so slightly.

Whether you’re looking for a fresh start in 2017, or savoring every last moment of 2016, we can’t think of a better metaphor for considering this year in retrospective. The sweet is rarely appreciated without the bitter, and the bitter adds depth and complexity to the sweet.

NYE cocktail from Good Bar

In the hopes of bringing in a new year that’s bright and balanced, we enlisted the help of an expert: Josh Batway. The bar manager of Good Bar, a well-provisioned and light-filled bar and restaurant in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle, shared his tips for putting a special twist on a classic.

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New Year’s Eve Party Dress Trends Straight from the Runway

Yves Saint Laurent SS2017

Saint Laurent Spring 2017; photo by Indigital Images.

No matter what your plans are for December 31, why not begin the new year achieving your #stylegoals? We’ve rounded up some of the biggest trends from the Spring 2017 runways to inspire your NYE outfits. Because even if you’re sitting on the sofa watching the ball drop, your outfit can still be jaw-dropping. Here are some major takeaways from the most recent Fashion Week, with suggestions for looks to start the year in 2017 style.

PRACTICE YOUR RUNWAY WALK IN THESE FROCKS

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Sparkly Suggestions: Bottles of Bubbly and the Perfect Earrings for New Year’s Eve

Nadri linear stud earring
Each year there are two things that help ensure our New Year’s Eve is a success: the perfect bottle of Champagne to pop at midnight and a pretty pair of earrings to make our party outfit shine.

For the first we spoke with Bryan Maletis, the owner of Fat Cork, a Champagne club, and an expert importer. He recommended these six special bottles for the big night. We then paired each delicious description with our favorite festive earrings that hit similar notes. Enjoy them separately or match them up for an extra-special entrée to 2016.

Alexander Lenique Excellence Cuvee BrutAlexandre Lenique Cuvée Excellence Brut

“Young Alexandre is a perfectionist in the vineyard and in his cellar. His Champagnes are very fresh and clean, perfect for an apéritif and great for long-term aging. The aromas are delicate, citrusy and floral. The taste is light on the palate but still complex. This is what I will be drinking on New Year’s Eve,” says Maletis.

Pair it with Nadri linear stud earrings (pictured above). The glittery crawler is elegant but fun and perfect with a crisp updo.
Pascal Redon Brut Rose

Pascal Redon Cuvée Brut Rosé

“A beautiful salmon color that is perfect for holiday meals and entertaining. It goes with a very diverse range of foods and is great by itself, too. It’s mostly Chardonnay with a little bit of Pinot Noir added for color and texture; this will make both Champagne aficionados and novices swoon.”

Pair it with the versatile and rosy Monica Vinader Riva diamond hoop drop earrings. This pretty pair can be worn at both casual and formal occasions. Like the bottle of rosé, you’ll undoubtedly find yourself reaching for them again and again.

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Here’s to You, 2014

2014 was a pretty good year: we had the Ice Bucket Challenge, the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, Serial, humankind’s first time landing on a comet, Dior and I, #breaktheinternet, our first international Nordstrom (hello, Canada!), Pharrell’s hat and a heck of a lot more.

What does 2015 have in store? Only the best—and we can’t wait to share it with you.

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Music

Listen Up! DJ Suspence’s NYE Picks

Champagne, fancy clothes, noisemakers, sparklers…there’s a lot to think about when considering the perfect New Year’s Eve celebration, but an awesome playlist should be right up there. Rather than leave it to chance, this year we’ve decided to get some professional help.

Spencer Manio (aka DJ Suspence) spends his days creating the perfect in-store playlists for brands you might have heard of, like Vans, Levi’s, Under Armour, Converse and more. In short, he basically knows everything that’s happening in music, all the time. Who better to ask for their top party jams of 2014, right?

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