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Thanksgiving Week Haute List: Beyonce, El DeBarge and More
Happy holidays! You’ll be glad to know that yesterday your intrepid HListed team braved the elements — and more than a few elbows — in order to stock up on some of the best Black Friday bargains.
So it’s fitting that we point out a few things on our hot haute list that deserve a special mention. Among them …
Sasha Fierce herself is releasing a full-length concert DVD on Monday — one which she, of course, produced, directed and edited. The DVD features concert and tour footage from Beyonce’s live dates around the world, including shows in Europe, Asia, South America and the United States.
(We’ll say nothing of the scene where she climbs the inside of an Egyptian pyramid in stilettos to sing an a capella version of the R&B-ized Ave Maria.)
El DeBarge is back and smoother than ever! You’ve no doubt by now seen his BET Awards comeback performance and heard his duet, “Lay With You,” with Faith. Well, the full CD drops on Tuesday. And it’s H-Listed approved!
It’s one of the best parts of Thanksgiving: leftovers. Plus, why let Grandmama n’em spend all day in the kitchen for an hour’s worth of eating? Food Network has you covered on some of the most inventive and delicious leftover recipes. Check it out.
Here’s an awesome gift idea for the reader in your life: Rebecca Skloot’s acclaimed book about the life of an ordinary woman’s extraordinary gift. So says Amazon.com: “Henrietta Lacks was a mother of five in Baltimore, a poor African American migrant from the tobacco farms of Virginia, who died from a cruelly aggressive cancer at the age of 30 in 1951. A sample of her cancerous tissue, taken without her knowledge or consent, as was the custom then, turned out to provide one of the holy grails of mid-century biology: human cells that could survive–even thrive–in the lab. Known as HeLa cells, their stunning potency gave scientists a building block for countless breakthroughs, beginning with the cure for polio.”
Fun and fashionable … and (almost) affordable. This retro watch from Nixon is a mix of modern design and practicality. The watches come in a range of colors (from standard black to DayGlo blue — see photo) and are equipped with a calendar, dual time, alarm, countdown timer and light. The buckle band is made with injected silicone. We like the orange one! Check out the watches for women and for men. It retails for $90.
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