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nye partyguide windsor&detroit


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The Bank NightKlub : 285 Ouellete Ave. Champagne toast, favours, appetizers and free coat check : $40 ADV, $50 ATG Boom Boom Room : 315 Ouellette Ave. Two floors of dance, party favours, VIP booths and Champagne toast : $15 + The Bull & Barrel : 670 Ouellette Ave. Party favours and Champagne toast : $20 Caesars Windsor : 377 Riverside Dr. E. Live 80s music in Cosmos and party favours : $0 Ciociaro Club : 3745 North Talbot Rd, Oldcastle : Champagne reception, dinner, midnight buffet and live entertainment and DJ : $100, $90 members The City Grill : 375 Ouellette Ave. Three-course or five-course dinner with Champagne toast and live entertainment, DJ and party favours : $50 or $75 City Beer Market : 119 Chatham St. W. Masquerade ball with four-course dinner, late night buffet, Champagne toast, and live entertainment and dancing : $call Crave Grill : 1269 Ottawa St. Three-course dinner : $29 Dean’s Nightclub (formerly Whitestar) : 63 Pitt St. E upper. DJ, free coat check, Champagne toast, midnight buffet : $30 Dirty Jerseys Sports Grill : 6675 Tecumseh Rd. E. Prime rib dinner buffet and live entertainment : $call

Dominion House : 3140 Sandwich St. No stupid hats, no noisemakers, no Champagne : $0

Mynt : 100 University Ave. Champagne toast, favours, appetizers and late night pizza : $30

Giovanni Caboto Club : 2175 Parent Ave. Hor D’Oeuvres, dinner, wine and live music : $135, $110 members

Phog Lounge : 157 University Ave. W. Live entertainment and appetizers : $0

Gourmet Emporium : 1799 Wyandotte St. E. Dinner buffet, live music and DJ, Champagne and favours : $50 The Honest Lawyer : 300 Ouellette Ave. DJ and dancing : $0


Go easy on the booze; you’ll likley be out for hours longer than a usual night out & try and eat around midnight Johnny Shotz Restaurant Sports Bar : 13037 Tecumseh Rd. E. Food, Champagne and performance by Big Wiggle : $25 Lefty’s on the O : 341 Ouellette Ave. Open to 3 a.m. : $0 The Loop : 156 Chatham St. W. Alt. dance, noisemakers and pizza : $5 The Manchester : 546 Ouellette Ave. It’s the End of the World New Year’s Eve Bash with DJ Jamie Greer spinning 60s to top 40 : $5 Mezzo Ristorante & Lounge : 805 Erie St. Four-course meal, Champagne, live music and favours : $100 Mick’s Irish Pub : 28 Chatham St. E. Complimentary appetizers 3-5 p.m. Three-course meal : $20.13 or $5 cover for live music after 10 p.m.

The Pour House Pub : 46 Chatham St. W. DJ, $15 surf and turf special, free Champagne, $100 bottles and discounts for large groups : $0 Rock Bottom Bar & Grill : 3236 Sandwich St. DJ, hors d’oeuvres, Champagne and party favours : $0 The Room : 255 Ouellette Ave. Champagne and midnight burgers : $25, with dinner at Chanoso’s or Oishii : $40. Threecourse meal and Champagne for two $59.95 Stars of the Game : 2055 Sandwich W. Parkway. Five-course dinner, Champagne and shuttle and admission to The Room : $50 Teutonia Club : 55 Edinborough St. Gourmet dinner, music by The German Trio and midnight buffet : $75, $60 Vermouth : 333 Ouellette Ave. 1920s attire requied d’oeuvres : $call Villains Beastro : 265 Pelissier Ave. “Pop Your Cherryoke” NYE karaoke night

DETROIT Resolution Ball, The Fillmore Theater : 2115 Woodward Ave. Join 1,700 20- and 30-somethings for a upscale night of DJs, buffets, Champagne and VIP booths : $95-$150

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New Year’s Eve Family Fun Run/Walk : Belle Isle Casino. Five-kilometre run/walk around Detroit’s largest park : $30 River Cruise : Detroit Princess Riverboat. Spend NYE on the water with 1,500 people, buffet dinner, music and dancing : $69 Motor City NYE The Drop : 1 Campus Martius. DJ, hors d’oeuvres, Detroit “D” drop, Champagne toast and party favours. $100-$160

nye style

women’s shine bright like a diamond


ach year, the shimmery and sparkly are a hit for New Year’s Eve. But this year, more than ever, glitz is outshining the subtle in every way. From Rose Byrne in Vivienne Westwood at the Oscars to the sequin laiden spring/summer 2013 Milan Fashion Week to Taylor Swift’s transformaton to a glittery Lana Del Rey, the stage has been set for a New Year’s Eve that will blind 2013 right out-of-the-gates. Either go all out like Michael Kors or mix a paillette skirt with a simple top ala Salvatore Ferragamo. Whether you jump on the trend or not, avoid ruching, sack-like dresses and over accessorizing.



Michael Kors sequin dress $250 @ Freeds of Windsor


GLAMOUR If you want to be certain that you are the only one in the room with ‘the dress’ then vintage is the way to go. In the 40s, 50s and 60s people used to dress up a lot more often and, as such, had a lot more party dresses that are languishing in vintage shops just waiting to hit the town again.


{ photo • Jay Verspeelt }

{photo • Stephen Hargreaves}

vintage dress $170 @ Jones & Co. Vintage

The popularity of Boardwalk Empire has also inspired a subtle look back to 1920 glamour. Subtle is the key, (if you’re thinking fringed dress, feather boa and cigarette holder, forget it entirely) unless you’re going to a costume party. The trend evokes the feeling of the era rather than a repetition.

H&M Divided sequin dress $17.95 @ H&M



Sequined collar $14.95 @ H&M m

Vince Camuto pleated dot jacquard skirt $119 @ The Bay


ou don’t have to embrace your inner disco ball and sparkle from head-to-toe, especially when you are just heading to a house party or a downtempo New Year’s Eve party. Bring in some sparkle with paillette or sequined skirts or accessorize with a simple clean blouse. Joe Fresh, the grocery store based fast-fashion line of UWindsor alumni Joseph Mimran, produce a few great seasonal pieces at great prices to take the elements you’ll already have in your closet and turn up the holiday shimmer.



Alternately, there are loads of sparkly accessories (collars, clutches, purses, cuffs, necklaces, etc.) that can up the glamour on the little-blackdress.

lsequin skirt $39 @ Joe Fresh

h Bellezza sequin purse $45 @ The Bay fOPI Skyfall Goldeneye nail lacquer $9 @ Windsor Beauty hOurense cuff $18 @ ALDO Accesories

sequin skirt $29.95 @ H&M

Simple pointedtoe shoes are really trendy now, platform heels are way gone

circle paillette skirt $29 @ Joe Fresh j ALDO “Fravel” heels $90 @ ALDO

fHinebaugh deco earrings $15.98 @ ALDO Accesories

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men’s fitted shoulders & narrow lapels

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{ photos • Stephen Hargreaves }

enswear is going minimalist; the less-is-more philosophy has finally permeated men’s fashion. Sartorially minded men are showing more cuff at the sleeve and more ankle with the pant; they call it the fitted men’s suit.

narrow sleeve suppressed waistline

“Fitted suits are really hot,” said Ari Freed of Freeds of Windsor. “Not just fitted suits, but fitted pants and shirts with shorter sport coats.” Freed also points to the popularity of grey and charcoal suits making their way from European runways to give the standard black lounge suit a run for its thread.

shorter sleeve, visible shirt cuff

{ courtesy Freeds of Windsor }

trimmer thigh & flat front trousers

tapered at the knee

The on-trend suits are slim (though not skinny) fit, especially in the shoulders with shorter hemlines.


pair your grey suit with a classic pair of brown shoes for a traditional look that stands out

w narrower, shorter leg with less break


ith the girls shining bright like diamonds, take the opportunity to accessorize in a sharp, subtle and classic way with a simple tie bar. Tie bars are great for bringing something else to the table without resorting to exposed necklaces or anything that could be called bling. The bar should sit between the third and fourth buttons of your shirt.

Tiger of Sweden grey fitted suit $850-$950 @ Freeds of Windsor


don’t spend hundreds to pop bottles {unless you want to}

Find great and unique tie bars at vintage shops

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three great sparkling whiTes for a shimmering night

Henry Of Pelham Cuvée Catharine Brut, VQA Niagara Peninsula


The Cuvée Catharine Brut is a bargain at $30, and near imposible to pick it out of a line-up of Champagnes. With an exquisite nose of floral, brioche, sweet grapefruit, pear, apple and apricot aromas, it’s dry and light to medium bodied on the palate with bracing acidity ... and a fine, persistent mousse.


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Bosco black fitted suit $237 ($197 student price) @ Freeds of Windsor




Massimo Moda Collezione grey fitted suit $177 ($147 sudent price) @ Freeds of Windsor

According to the New York Times, menswear sales are surging at double-digit rates, mostly suits, sports coats and outerwear, and nearly all bought by men themselves. “Men tend to be spending more money on themselves now, because the fashion is changing to the fitted, tailored look,” said Freed. “If you are wearing something that’s a few years old … you’re pretty much out-of-style.”

Uvaggio Secco Moscato 2010,

Lodi, California


This dry Moscato Giallo from Lodi is delicious, with an intensely perfumed nose that follows through in the taste, alongside Meyer lemon, jasmine and cantaloupe. Very unusual, incredibly well priced and modest in alcohol, this Moscato is Wine Enthusiast’s Virginie Boone desertisland white.

Dom Perignon Champagne, Moet & Chandon S.A.



The most famous bubbly around, Dom Perignon makes the statment on New Year’s Eve. Though at $220, it’s not cheap. The 2003 is a big, broad shouldered wine. It doesn’t have the seductiveness of the 2000 or the power of the 2002. It is very much its own wine, and ideal to kick off 2013.


Add some Dorian Gray to your grey suit with colour, patterns and classic folds by way of a pocket square. Paisley patterning is back for shirts, ties and squares, in bright summer-like colours that bring a subtle flash of excitement to a grey suit. Play around with a few squares, different folds and, at all costs, do not use it as a hanky.

{ illustration courtesy Harry Rosen }

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Taxis are hard to land on NYE, so try and arrange to sleep at {or close to} where your New Year’s house party is


soft launch into 2O13 the golbe DARRYLGALLINGER news editor _____________________


any people will opt for a New Year’s Eve party at home instead of heading out on the town and will be looking for some old school ways to entertain guests. There’s a lot to celebrate. Many fear an impending apocalypse on Dec. 21 because a Mayan calendar cycle will be ending. If we all make it through, there will likely be much ado made about having survived yet another doomsday prediction. For those of you looking to cut corners when planning your party budget, consider repurposing holiday decorations. The LED lights decorating the outside of your living space can be strung along the walls, windows and banisters instead to create that party atmosphere. Can’t afford expensive champagne? Try filling twolitre pop bottles with Mentos to create an exploding geyser of carbonated liquid sugar. Make sure you do this outside or you’ll be spending your first hours of the new year wiping down the walls and bleaching soda out of the carpet. Unless you brought a change of clothes, the best thing to do after applying the Mentos is to back up as fast as you can. Within moments you can expect soda to fountain out of the bottle up to almost a metre in the air. Some have taken to dropping in a full pack of unwrapped Mentos, screwing the top

back on, and then throwing the pop bottle as hard as they can. The resulting impact knocks the top loose and the explosion sends the pop bottle rocketing off. The pop bottle will travel quite some distance at a high velocity, and if you’re in the city you can expect dented car doors or broken windows. Bring competitive play to the party by busting out video games or renting a pinball machine for some nostalgic arcade fun. Nothing compares to competing against friends or family members of all ages for the highest score. Reliable working machines for rent can be a tough find these days, even online. You might have more luck by asking around at places that host pinball machines like your local bar. For those who aren’t pinball wizards, you can always dig up an old karaoke machine, if you think your guests are brave enough to give it a shot. Old fashioned board games are also great, including classics like Apples to Apples or Pictionary. You can always put together something more New Year’s themed like having everyone write down their resolutions, mix them up, and then try and guess who promised to do what. Whatever your low-key night entails, remember that fed guests are happy guests. Pop some frozen hor d’oeuvres in the oven, toss in some bag of chips and order a midnight pizza to keep everyone satisfied into the new year.

JONLIEDTKE features editor _____________________


re you prepared for the New Year? While 2012 has had its fair share of both ups and downs, and we have (presumably) survived the Mayan apocalypse, the end of the year marks a new start. Starting anew is a useful means of clearing your conscience, resolving issues (both internal and external) and setting goals and aspirations. But before you go and place all of that 2012 negativity in the past, make sure you send 2012 out the right way: with a hell of a New Year’s Eve party. Whether or not you have a quiet and relaxed party with family and friends, or if you throw an all-out-rager culminating with a burning couch on the front yard, here are some New Year’s Eve traditions from around the globe that are sure to liven up the festivities. NORTH AMERICA: While most North Americans take part in traditional parties to ring in the New Year, the archetype New Year’s celebration is to venture to New York to take part in the ball drop at Times Square. MEXICO: Mexicans celebrate the New Year by eating a grape with each chime of the clock as it strikes twelve, while making a wish for each one. Another Mexican tradition is to create a list of the negative events that occurred during the year and, before midnight, throw the list into a fire to symbolize the removal of negative energy.

BELGIUM: While the majority of Belgians celebrate New Year’s Eve the same way as North America, tradition among Belgian farmers is to wish animals and livestock a Happy New Year. ESTONIA: There is a belief among Estonians that people should eat seven, nine, or 12 times on New Year’s Eve as they are all lucky numbers in Estonia. According to tradition, for each meal consumed, the eater gains the strength of that many men in the New Year. It should be noted that meals should not be completely consumed as there needs to be some food left for ancestors and spirits who visit the house on New Year’s Eve. FINLAND: Molybdomancy is an old tradition in Finland in which fortunes are devised by melting “tin” (actually lead) in a tiny pan on the stove and then quickly tossing it in a bucket of cold water. The hardened blob of metal is analyzed (much like reading tea leaves or coffee grounds). However, these predictions are however never taken too seriously. ITALY: A tradition still celebrated in Italy is to wear red underwear on New Year’s Eve, whereas an old tradition had Italians disposing of old or unused items by dropping them from the window. SCOTLAND: In Scotland, New Year’s is called Hogmanay and comes with different customs, such as FirstFooting, in which friends and family exchange gifts of whisky and sometimes a lump of coal.

the sweet science of Boxing day shopping NATASHAMARAR editor-in-chief _____________________________


etailers cashed in on Black Friday, but Boxing Day is still the most popular shopping day of the year for many Canadians. A 2011 study by Visa Canada shows that nearly a quarter of Canadians will shop on Boxing Day, spending an average of $243 in stores and $78 online. Consumer gluttony at its finest, yes, but post-Christmas sales are a great time to buy something you need, have been saving for, or didn’t receive on Christmas, at a reasonable price. Boxing Day shopping isn’t for everyone, but if you’re going to battle the crowds to save a buck, here are some helpful tips to make sure your day is successful. GET ORGANIZED: While shopping for others, you will often come across products you’ll want for yourself. Resist temptation and purchase those on Boxing Day. Chances are they will be on sale on the big day or the weeks to follow. Read through flyers or visit the websites of shops you like to spot the deals ahead of time. Get flyers, tips, deals and coupons at websites like,, and Plan which stores you’re going to target, at least in a rough order. Some places (especially department and electronics

stores) offer timed specials, usually ending by 10 a.m. or noon, so you’ll want to get to these first. Going into a store with a clear sense of what you want and your set price is the best way to secure a deal. SPEND WISELY: If you’ve received money from a family member with no creativity, use that, or throw a bit on credit, but don’t go overboard. If you’re on a budget make sure to spend only what you can afford. Canadian blogger Kerry K. Taylor, creator of, offers a step-by-step plan for creating a budget, including a holiday spending tracker spreadsheet. Take advantage of these tools. For some, going into the stores with cash in-hand instead of plastic is the best way to stay within a budget. Boxing Day can be a great time to buy items you would normally spend fullprice for during the rest of the year, but be aware of too-good-to-pass-up deals on junk you’ll never use. SHOP EARLY: Dec. 26 is technically Boxing Day, but don’t be fooled, the deals are starting earlier each year. While you are still wrapping presents on Christmas Eve, websites are already taking orders. Secure your products before they sell out by scouting out the products you want before Christmas so you’re not wasting time during the big rush; thumb through the pre-announced deals and flyers to know the prices; register for an account with the website you’re shopping ; log into that account before the sales start

to expedite your shopping (if items in your online shopping cart are sitting too long— because you’re hesitating on a purchase or the website is slow from all the users—they will be released to other shoppers).


Spending time with people you love is often even better than a great deal on last fall’s best blouse

BRING A BUDDY: Sometimes friends are great to shop with, other times, they get in the way. Pick your Boxing Day shopping buddies carefully. Don’t go with someone who hates shopping for more than a couple hours— they’ll ruin your Boxing Day buzz. Shop with no more than one or two people because you may disagree about where to shop or be waiting while they’re in a checkout line. If you want to hit up multiple stores quickly, and know exactly what you want, it can be helpful for you to send a friend to pick up that can’t-live-without purse for you.



Be sure to get to malls early if you want a good parking spot and the best selection. A lot of time is wasted battling other drivers and waiting in lines to get into the stores. Once you’re into a store, grab items and try on things quickly because most of your time will be spent in the checkout line. Don’t cut lines; take the time to get your payment ready and pre-fold your clothes to speed up the process. If you have energy later in the day or the next, take a trip across the border. Michigan malls have tons of post-Christmas deals.

You’re Boxing Day shopping; you’re not trying to snag a job or a second date. Dressing for success here means nixing the high heels, copious layers of clothing and basically anything with buttons. Now, I’m not suggesting you leave the house in yoga pants, but a simple pull over shirt, jeans and comfortable shoes will do just fine. If you’re thinking of tackling a 12-hour shopping day, you want to be comfortable and be able to try on clothing quickly and with ease.


Whether you’re a 6 a.m. Boxing Day shopper or someone who’ll hit a few stores mid-day, make sure your body is prepared. Eat a light breakfast, something with carbs and proteins for energy. Grab a coffee or two, throw a granola bar and bottle of water in your bag and remember to step back from the deals at some point and grab a meal, It will give you time to recharge and plan out the rest of your shopping day.

If you’re tired of mall parking lots and whinny kids, shopping at a local store is your best bet. Shopping independent usually means less traffic in the stores and great deals on unique items. Plus, taking a shopping break to grab a latte at an Erie Street café sounds more appealing than battling tired consumers lined out the door of Starbucks or Tim Hortons.



When you go out, bring a few pieces to touch up throughout the night; don’t leave your great look in 2O12

nye makeup IDEAS 1. smokey eyes


ew Year’s Eve is the Halloween of glamour; no matter who you are, how much you make or if you arived at the party in a Bentley or the bus, when the ball drops you have free range to make jaws do the same. Glamour comes in many flavours, though NYE glam is all about sparkle. Experiment with metallics and more daring colors of shadow, metallic silver and gold to add drama to the eyelids. Liquid liner gives eyes a smoldering, smoky eye effect that stands out by candlelight or strobe light. Don’t skip (or skimp on) foundation, which creates a seamless complexion and lasts well into the wee hours. Apply powder for extra staying power. Lips get accented with shiny red this season. False lashes and a touch of bronzer give the final accents for the evening.

{ makeup and illustrations Sara Howie }

4. Glitter eyeshadow

2. Neon liner

3. dark lip

1. Smokey Eyes

1. Neon Eyeliner

1. dark lip

1. Glitter eyeshaddow

Prime eyelids with eyeshadow prep. Dip into dark creamy eyeshadow with your finger, apply to eyelid, starting from middle and blend. Keep blending the eyeshadow out across the eyelid, making sure there are no harsh lines. Switch to a dense, synthetic eyeshadow blending brush to continue to distribute colour all over eyelid until happy with the results. Go over upper and lower lash line with long-lasting eyeliner pencil, smudging pencil across the lower lash line. Rim waterline of eyes with pencil for a more intense look.

Prime eyelids with eyeshadow prep. Starting at the middle of the eyelid and working outward, line eyes with neon liner, using short strokes. When outer corner of eyelid is reached, go back and line starting from the inner corner and drawing to the middle. Make the line as thin or thick as you would like, remembering the thicker, the more dramatic. Flick the ends of the eyeliner out for a cat eye. Add mascara. There may be an urge to match the mascara colour to the neon eyeliner. Don’t do it.

Make sure lips are bare and

Prime eyelids and for a more intense look, smudge black eyeliner across upper and lower lash line. Apply cream glitter shadow, covering whole eyelid and blending out to soften look. Quickly and before the cream shadow sets, dip a stiff, short synthetic eyeshadow brush in glitter and pat on eyelids firmly, securing glitter into place. Concentrate on base of eyelid and do not use too much glitter. Be careful because wandering glitter can irritate eyes.

Finish off with a heavy coat of mascara. Swipe hi-lighter over cheekbones, inner corner of eyes and brow bone. Finish the look with a swipe of light gloss or lipstick.

Swipe hi-lighter across cheekbones and cupid’s bow. Finish off with a light, shimmery lipgloss.

without any product (including lip balm). Line lips and fill in with liner, preferably with a colour that matches the lipstick colour, but one that matches your natural lip colour will also work. With a lip brush, paint on lip colour being sure not to over apply. Blot lipstick with a tissue and re-apply colour with lip brush. Keep the rest of the face understated or almost bare. Swipe blush on the apples of your cheeks, add a subtle sweep of brown eyeliner. Coast lashes with mascara.

Finish off the look with a swipe of glittery eyeliner and sparkly mascara. Keep the rest of your face bare, opting for a natural blush and nude lips.

Issue 25, Volume 85 - New Year's Eve 2012 Guide - The Lance  

Campus and community news, arts, sports and features from The Lance, the official student newspaper of the University of Windsor.

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