St. Patrick's Day was yesterday, and we're taking a look at celebrities who have taken part in the fun holiday festivities over the years. Kate Middleton and Prince William kicked off the Irish celebrations this year when they attended a parade in England, while Ben Affleck spent the holiday at the park with a dressed up Seraphina and Samuel. In year's past, Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson got into the spirit with a couple's outing LA, and Reese Witherspoon sported emerald for a St. Paddy's Day jog. Click through to get a look at other stars hosting parties, attending events, and looking lucky on St. Patrick's Day!
This is one of those holidays where it really doesn't matter if you don't have an ounce — or a pint, rather — of Irish in you. It's a day to thank your lucky stars, look for four-leaf clovers, dance in parades, and drink plenty of Guinness. Or, if you're like us, it's a great excuse to look at really pretty green dresses — like Camila Alves in her green Issa dress — and promptly shop for one of our own. It just so happens that green is a gorgeous color for this Spring, thanks to the current obsession with bold hues, and it feels fresh in a blooming season. So shop our widget for 11 dresses that make us feel pretty darn lucky.
Top o' the morning to you! Even though St. Patrick's Day is not 'til tomorrow, I'm all ready with eight breeds native to this land. Think you're an expert? See how well you check out in time for Mar. 17.
Yes, you can paint the town green for St. Patrick's Day, but you don't have to look like you've doused yourself in a sparkling sea of Shamrock Shakes in doing so. St. Patrick's Day is on Wednesday, and here are 10 ways you can celebrate this festive holiday with sophistication.
If you're looking for a delectable and festive appetizer to serve at a St. Patrick's Day shindig, how about these amazing smoked salmon crostini? Salmon has long been associated with Irish cuisine because it was once the most common fish in Ireland. When paired with seasoned goat cheese and crisp toasts, smoked salmon makes a wonderful, elegant, and easy hors d'oeuvre. Although many people dislike fennel, the seeds add an interesting flavor note to the dish. My grocery store didn't have fresh tarragon, so I simply substituted flat-leaf parsley. The best thing about this bite is it can be served at any time of the day! Get the versatile recipe and read more
If you're looking to get into the St. Patty's Day spirit with a hearty Irish dinner, you're in luck: There's no easier way than to make this rustic Irish lamb stew. Not only does it require little to no preparation work, but you can also step away from the stew as it cooks low and slow in a crock pot.
Eight hours later, you've got a festive meal that will pair perfectly with a tall glass (or two) of dark Irish stout. To see the recipe — which is beyond basic — read more
Some people avoid certain types of investments because they compare investing to gambling and don't want to take risks with their money. In the book A Random Walk Down Wall Street Burton Malkiel, the author and Princeton Professor, theorized that "a blindfolded monkey throwing darts at a newspaper’s financial pages could select a portfolio that would do just as well as one carefully selected by experts." In other words, he thought picking stocks was all about luck.
When you pick companies and buy their specific stocks, you’re essentially betting on the companies to perform a certain way. Sure you can try and factor in a company’s track record, but past performance certainly doesn’t predict the way a stock will perform in the future. On the other hand, stock analysts have their jobs for a reason. Do you think people who succeed in the stock market are relying on luck?