We’re skeptical of resolutions. That’s why this year we made ‘em small, specific, and manageable.
Let’s be real: We’re not going to learn to cook overnight, but we know we can figure how to make just one dish perfectly—Max and Eli Sussman of Brooklyn’s Mile End and Roberta’s helped us out there this month.
We’re not going to transform this gut into a six-pack any time soon, but we know we can take some tangible steps toward looking and feeling better. That’s why we’re whitening our teeth and applying some under eye cream in 2013. Oh, and we resolved to try out a new hairstyle this year. But before we settle on anything, we thought it best to take a look back at where we’ve been. We even—however briefly—got the (Boy) Band back together, all front flips, middle parts, and frosted tips. It doesn’t get any crispier than that. We decided to stick to gel, but picked up something a bit more refined than Dep.
And because a man should dream big in small doses, our resident organizational guru and 2 Chainz fan (proof of both can be found here), helped us craft our most ambitious resolution: Get organized. We’re on our way.
Buckle up, and tamp down those eyebrows—it’s time to review this month’s highlights from The Guide.
Before the stroke of midnight, we did a ball drop countdown for the top reasons to moisturize daily. This combination of hard science and photographic cautionary tales should be enough to convince you your face needs a drink.
We had a little more fun than usual on NYE. After studying up on the most bizarre hangover cures around the globe, we decided to skip the prairie oysters in favor of a New Year’s Day hangover treatment that’s quintessentially Birchbox Man: We groomed ourselves back to health. Yes, it can be done. And those tips are good all year round.
We learned some important kitchen skills from Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow of The Meatball Shop, including how to test if a knife is sharp, how to anchor a cutting board, and how to make a “puzzle apple.” Oh yeah, and they talked a little bit about their style inspirations too. The discerning minds—and tastebuds—at Grubstreet and Bon Appétit took notice.
We’re all about 2013, but, admittedly, we’re still headphone boppin’ like it was last year. Check out our best of 2012 playlist. There’s just too much good stuff that we can’t give up on quite yet.