The latest installment in the blockbuster “Call of Duty” video game franchise goes on sale Tuesday. Conan O’Brien joked that playing “Advanced Warfare” was better than watching his kids being born. Several retailers like Wal-Mart and Best Buy sold a special “Day Zero” edition 24 hours before the official release at 12:01 a.m. Monday.
Campari’s gorgeous calendar always eases the pain of another passing year. On the 2015 cover, French actress Eva Green (“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” “300: Rise of an Empire”), shot by fine-art photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten. The coveted collectible is being distributed to 9,999 select VIPs Wednesday. Not a friend of the Italian liqueur company? Scroll around on social media with the hashtag #CampariCalendar to to see images, catch behind the scenes action and download cocktail recipes.
Go on, live a little and combine your two vices: sweets and alcohol. Monterey County’s Estancia Winery teamed up with one of Oprah’s favorite Chicago haunts, Silverland Bakery, to create two sinful dessert bars, one infused with chardonnay (along with caramel and chocolate), the other pinot noir. Both diet busters are buttery, crumbly and worth the calories. One box of a dozen costs $28 at SilverlandBakery.com.
Membership has its perks at Brownes Merchants & Trading Co., which is lacquering up locals with the launch of You Nailed It. The monthly manicure or pedicure program features deals and steals. For example, the “Red Carpet” level gets you four manis for the price of three ($66), as well comp refreshments and 15 percent off retail purchases. Introductory “All Hail the Nail” party is noon-6 p.m. Thursday at both the SoBe and Design District locations.
See Angelina Jolie as the anti-Elsa in Disney’s “Maleficent” —horns and all —out Tuesday. The live action fantasty adventure, which grossed more than $700 million, will cast the same spell at home. New bonus features include deleted footage and behind-the-scenes featurettes; e.g., discover how King Henry and Maleficent's opening battle was created using gigantic wire rigs and learn how playing Aurora was literally a fairytale come true for Elle Fanning.
To celebrate the fact that makeup titan Laura Geller was honored by Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) with the 2014 Achiever Award the brand is highlighting its bestsellers over its 20 year history. Fun fact: One Baked product is sold every 48 seconds (our pick: the beyond rosy Gelato Vivid Swirl blush in the color Papaya). It gives you that healthy, just back from working out glow. Who needs the gym?