Two American landmarks join Lego’s Architecture series

Two American landmarks join Lego’s Architecture series

(Relaxnews) – Attention design fans: two great American landmarks, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington and the Flatiron building in New York go on sale this year as part of the Lego Architecture series. The Flatiron building, located close by the toy giant’s new headquarters in New York’s Flatiron district, inspired Lego to create a replica […]

03.01.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden ·
Uber rings in New Year with two million rides

Uber rings in New Year with two million rides

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Car-sharing startup Uber on Friday bragged it rang in the New Year with two million rides, many of them apparently to revellers heading home in early morning hours. And while demand for rides spiked from one to two in the morning in most cities where Uber operates, partiers in Paris didn’t put […]

03.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
‘Glee’ reveals the first footage from its final season

‘Glee’ reveals the first footage from its final season

(Relaxnews) – Before returning to Fox in 2015 with its sixth and final season, the musical series has released a first look at one of its last performances, an interpretation of British songwriter Ed Sheeran’s “Sing.” Performed by the Dalton Academy Warblers and their new coach Blaine (Darren Criss), the song is an excerpt from […]

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘Kalettes’ and ‘broccoflower’ to hit produce aisles in 2015: report

‘Kalettes’ and ‘broccoflower’ to hit produce aisles in 2015: report

(Relaxnews) – In 2015, look out for hybrid vegetables like kalettes — a mash-up of brussels sprouts and kale — Mexican cuisine, and ethnic breakfast offerings to trend in restaurants and kitchens, predicts another report from food diviners. According to market research group thefoodpeople.co.uk, the produce aisle in grocery stores will feature more hybrid vegetables […]

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Bottega Veneta concocts a more intense version of Pour Homme fragrance

Bottega Veneta concocts a more intense version of Pour Homme fragrance

(Relaxnews) – The Italian leather goods maker has opened a new chapter in its olfactory history with the launch of Pour Homme Extrême. The new men’s fragrance combines leather and luxury, two hallmarks of the Bottega Veneta house. Master noses Antoine Maisondieu and Daniela Andrier collaborated to create this exquisite essence, which is composed primarily […]

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Marc Jacobs Daisy fragrance line gets sweet additions

Marc Jacobs Daisy fragrance line gets sweet additions

(Relaxnews) - Marc Jacobs has unveiled two new flanker versions of the popular Daisy fragrance for women. Two new Sorbet editions of the Daisy perfume were both created by Firmenich for the brand and were blended by perfumer Richard Herpin (the nose behind different scents for Avon, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein). The Daisy Sorbet Edition is […]

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
5 allies for post-holiday detoxing

5 allies for post-holiday detoxing

(Relaxnews) – After the holidays — with their traditional onslaught of stuffing, gravy, and mountains of chocolate — our bodies are begging for a detox session. When it comes to shedding water weight and eliminating toxins, we rely on the liver and other organs, and there are several ways to give them a boost. Here […]

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Elvis’s private jets go up for auction

Elvis’s private jets go up for auction

(Relaxnews) – The Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, two private jets purchased and customized by Elvis Presley in the 1970s, are going under the hammer. The bidding starts Friday, January 2 in California. The first jet, named for the King’s daughter, was purchased from Delta Airlines on April 17, 1975 for $250,000. The […]

Bono says may never play guitar again after bike fall

Bono says may never play guitar again after bike fall

(NEW YORK-AFP) – U2 frontman Bono said he may never play the guitar again after a bicycle accident that injured his hand, shoulder, elbow and face, the Irish rocker said on his website. Bono fell off his bicycle in New York’s Central Park in November and underwent hours of intensive surgery to wash out his […]

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Aga thrilled to be recognized as host

Aga thrilled to be recognized as host

Aga Muhlach regrets he was not present to receive his first award as TV host of a travel show in this year’s Star Awards for TV of the Philippine Movie Press Club. Aga has been in the US with his wife, Charlene Gonzales, and their twins, Atasha and Andres. They hope to be back for […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PHL awaits Pope’s arrival

PHL awaits Pope’s arrival

Massive flight disruption expected; Holidays declared during pontiff visit MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said over 150 flights will be affected by the flight suspension during Pope Francis’ arrival in Manila on January 15. That involves around 23,000 passengers, the MIAA said. MIAA will suspend the arrival and departure of flights […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama says Sony hack was not ‘an act of war’

Obama says Sony hack was not ‘an act of war’

Washington, United States | AFP |   – North Korea’s alleged hack of Sony Pictures was not an act of war, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday, as Pyongyang threatened reprisals if targeted with sanctions. Obama promised an unspecified “proportionate” response, and said he would “review” whether to return North Korea to […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Interview’ rakes in more than $15 million online

‘Interview’ rakes in more than $15 million online

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Controversial low-brow comedy “The Interview” scored more than $15 million in online rentals and purchases, entertainment giant Sony said, following an embarrassing cyberattack and threats that led the company to pull the film from theaters. The madcap R-rated comedy featuring Seth Rogen and James Franco revolves around the fictional assassination of North […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Clinton, Oprah women most admired by Americans: poll

Clinton, Oprah women most admired by Americans: poll

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton remains the woman most admired by Americans, followed by television icon Oprah Winfrey and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, polling agency Gallup said Monday. Clinton, a likely 2016 US presidential candidate, won the honor for the 13th year in a row, earning 12 percent of the votes. Winfrey […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars ·
Lancôme Absolue turns 50 with Arthus-Bertrand

Lancôme Absolue turns 50 with Arthus-Bertrand

(Relaxnews) – The French beauty brand is celebrating half a century of its Absolue skincare line. To mark the anniversary, Lancôme is launching a new Absolue Precious Oil and also, in collaboration with French engraver and jewelry maker Arthus-Bertrand, a special edition of Absolue L’Extrait. It was 1965 when Lancôme introduced the first Absolue skin […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia

Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia

(KUALA LUMPUR-AFP) – The lines snaking into Bangladesh’s overwhelmed hospitals are often so long, says Nusrat Hussein Kiwan, that they extend into the street outside — too many patients seeking too few quality doctors. So, through a Google search, the wife of a Bangladeshi construction executive chose a Malaysian hospital for her heart bypass surgery. […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·
A light and floral take on Giorgio Armani Si

A light and floral take on Giorgio Armani Si

(Relaxnews) – In preparation for spring, the Italian brand is transforming one of its newest women’s fragrances into a fresh eau de toilette. Launched in September 2013 as an eau de parfum, Si by Giorgio Armani will take on a new, lighter incarnation in 2015. Si Eau de Toilette is a floral chypre that plays […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Filipina chosen for Tournament of Roses Royal Court

Filipina chosen for Tournament of Roses Royal Court

The 126th Rose Parade is just days away, and one Filipina worthy of a mention is on the Royal Court. Gabrielle Current, who lives in Pasadena and is a senior at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was selected from over 800 young women who competed for the honor of serving as a member of the 2015 Tournament […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Fil-Am from Cavite is California Teacher of the Year

Fil-Am from Cavite is California Teacher of the Year

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – When Filipino-American Lovelyn Marquez-Prueher was a young immigrant student struggling to learn English, her teacher thought she had a learning disability. She also got bullied by classmates because of her foreign accent. “Those challenges have made me a strong advocate for immigrant students who are English learners,” said […]

25.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘Fresh Off The Boat’ is coming soon on ABC

‘Fresh Off The Boat’ is coming soon on ABC

Comedy is first Asian American TV show in 20 years By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman On this year’s Conference for Creative Content (C3), Visual Communications presented ABC’s newest comedy TV show – “Fresh Off The Boat.” A special screening of the pilot episode was held last December 6 at the David Henry Hwang Theatre in Los Angeles for students, creatives, media executives […]

22.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News ·