Oktoberfest kicks off this weekend, so let the beer-drinking season commence! You'd think modern women would be free to consume whatever alcoholic beverage they choose without it accompanying stereotypes, but alas, it's been a love-hate history of beer ads for women. The '50s and '60s may not have been forward-thinking eras for females, but that doesn't mean sexist beer advertisements and marketing campaigns aren't any less common nowadays. Advertisers are old pros at using clichés and generalizations about women in hopes of getting them to buy their hops. Let's put on our beer goggles and take a look at female-targeted beer ads over the years.
St. Patrick's Day is today, and we're ready for some green-wearing, Guinness-drinking fun! Inspired by the Irish holiday and our love of vintage advertising, we've rounded up some old-school St. Paddy's Day-inspired ads featuring women for everything from cigarettes to Irish whiskey. Click through the retro ads now, and may the luck o' the Irish be with you!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! For green-themed styling inspiration, just look to Olivia Wilde in a daytime ensemble of green jeans and a striped top, Alessandra Ambrosio in a bright green Michael Kors sweater and skinny jeans, and Olivia Munn sporting a lime-green minidress. Step inside to get a closer look at these green-wearing celebrities, and glean even more outfit inspiration from Olivia Palermo, Eva Longoria, and Naomi Watts.
Since St. Patrick's Day is today, it's only appropriate to highlight the most memorable drunk scenes in film — the good, the bad, and the laugh-out-loud funny. In honor of the beer-filled holiday, we're taking a look at unforgettable drunk moments from iconic movie parties, awkward hookup scenes, and more. From John Belushi chugging Jack Daniel's in Animal House to Renée Zellweger singing "All by Myself" in Bridget Jones's Diary, take a look at the best, most memorable drunk moments in movies.
It's St. Patrick's Day, and we can't help but feel the Irish love. We're all about green beer, shamrocks, and leprechauns, but there's a lot more to Irish tradition than the commercialized side of the holiday — especially when it comes to Irish wedding traditions. You don't have to be an Irish bride-to-be to appreciate these sentimental Irish and Celtic traditions, which have inspired some of our most well-known big phrases like "tying the knot" and "honeymoon." See how you can add a little luck o' the Irish to your wedding now!
Every politician needs some luck of the Irish sometimes, and that often comes in the form of beer. While enjoying a basketball game or conducting international diplomacy, there's nothing like beer to loosen up a politico. Plus, cheers-ing your constituents on the campaign trail is a classic move to show you're a man or woman of the people. St. Paddy's Day, which falls on Sunday, calls for some suds. So to get you in the spirit, check out politicians like President Barack Obama, who drank Guinness in Ireland with Michelle, or President George W. Bush, who threw back a nonalcoholic version in Germany, enjoying some beer.
St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow, and the Irish holiday just wouldn't be the same without a pint of Guinness in hand. You may have mastered the stout's double pour, but what do you know about the history of this legendary beer brand? Take the quiz to find out!
St. Patrick's Day is this weekend! While you're getting your green on, I thought I'd take the opportunity to call out a few movies that I love, which happen to all be set in Ireland. The beautiful backdrop can be romantic, perilous, good for comedy or drama — in any case, take a look at the films that have the luck of the Irish.
No, there are no insects involved in grasshopper pie. We're not sure why this mint-chocolate pie obtained the name it did, but we do know that these mint-green miniature pies are a festive way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The mason jars make it easy to transport the pie; simply screw on the tops and garnish the pies with whipped cream when you're ready to serve.
Crush Oreo cookies to create the chocolate pie crust, and top each jar with a hefty scoop of minty, marshmallowy filling. Garnish the mason jars with a tall peak of whipped cream, a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips, and a mint leaf.
Recipes for green food, whiskey-infused treats, indulgent potato dishes, and other Irish delights abound, but — believe it or not — I'm most partial to an Irish ingredient with humble, hearty origins: oats. So when we received a shipment of three varieties of the Irish grain, my eyes lit up and my stomach immediately began to grumble. A little simmering and stirring later, I sat down to a hearty bowl of each seasoned with naught but a pinch of salt and a pat of butter to let the true texture and flavor of each variety shine. Keep reading to learn which tin (or bag) is right for your morning routine.
From left to right: McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal, Kilbeggan Organic Porridge Oatlets, Flahavan's Irish Steel Cut Oatmeal
McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal
Chances are, if you've had steel-cut oats stateside, McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal
was the variety you tucked into. Chewy, dense, and nutty, I consider them to be a standard-bearer of sorts and regularly turn to their gold-bedecked tin when simmering up my morning pot of oats or to add texture to a big batch of baked oatmeal.