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Get your Chanukah on!

Whether you light your menorah by candle, electricity or traditional oil, here’s an assortment of menorahs that might spark your interest. Have your pick from DIY to designer menorahs.

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Before lighting the menorah, we thank G‑d for giving us this special mitzvah, and for the incredible Chanukah miracles: Source Chabad.org

Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-he-nu Me-lech ha-olam a-sher ki-de-sha-nu be-mitz-vo-tav ve-tzi-va-nu le-had-likner Chanukah.

Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech ha-olam she-a-sa ni-sim la-avo-te-nu ba-ya-mim ha-hem bi-z’man ha-zeh.

[Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the Chanukah light.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who performed miracles for our forefathers in those days, at this time.]

On the first night of Chanukah, Saturday night after nightfall, December 8, 2012 (or the first time on Chanukah you perform this mitzvah), add the following blessing:

Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-he-nu Me-lech ha-olam she-heche-ya-nu ve-ki-yi-ma-nu ve-higi-a-nu liz-man ha-zeh.

[Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion.]

$302,985 for an iPHONE 5 CASE?! WTF

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Model, actress, iPhone case designer….? Whhhaaaat!?

Mischa Barton spotted unveiling her new line of iPhone 5 accessories for UK-based brand Uunique in London.

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Uunique and Mischa Barton premiered their London Lotus iPhone case, which is adorned with 18-carat rose gold, pink and white diamonds, is the priciest on the market at $302,985. I’m sure someone will one up this pretty soon!

Who would spend that much cash for an iPhone case?!

Mizz Barton, who dressed in a gem-studded maxi dress with bejeweled head jewelry for event, said she wanted to take a fashionable approach to designing cases for the iPad and iPhone.

“We wanted to incorporate different types of embroidery and embossing and different fabrics. I see a lot of use for different kinds of fake metals and Perspex, fake wood, cork and plastics and to just see what you can do,” she said.

“Unique by Mischa” cases start at $40 and go up to $960 for a Swarovsky crystal encrusted model.

If money was no object, I still would never even think twice about getting the beddazzled techie accessory. Come on! You know how many times my kids have thrown my phone across the room or used it as teether.

This is what happens when you have way too much money that you don’t even know what to do with it?

Style Tip: Pick a local charity to give it to. I promise nothing will make you look so glam and feel so fab as helping those in need.

Viva la Art! Viva la Pumps!

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The place to see and be seen

Head to sunny Miami Beach December 6-9 for Art Basel Miami! Whether your there to get some new art from the hottest new artist or just want to rub shoulders with celebs from Catherine Zeta Jones, Naomi Campbell, Tilda Swinton  to Sean Combs. (who were all in attendance last year) Art Basel is the best people watching event you will get outside of Fashion Week.

Over 260 international galleries—both new and established—will be in attendance to show the works of thousands of artists. New-to-the-scene names will show with the highly acclaimed, in exhibitions of paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, and public art.

Neiman Marcus at the Bal Harbour shops is throwing its own international art party. On December 4 from 2-4 pm, shoe designer Charlotte Olympia and a mystery artist will be hand-painting her Dolly platform pump in the shoe department.