YSL to launch new fragrance Black Opium this fall

YSL to launch new fragrance Black Opium this fall

(Relaxnews) – Yves Saint Laurent has unveiled Black Opium, a more rebellious and sensual variation on the classic fragrance launched in 1977. The new elixir will be available from August 26. No less than four world-class perfume artists were called in to develop this lush oriental fragrance. Nathalie Lorson, Marie Salamagne, Honorine Blanc and Olivier […]

08.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘The Stand’ to become 3-hour epic

‘The Stand’ to become 3-hour epic

(Relaxnews) – Stephen King’s “The Stand” is to have its cinematic adaptation realized as a three-hour epic with “an amazing A-list cast” according to “The Fault in Our Stars” director Josh Boone. “We’re gonna do one three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board,” Boone told New York Magazine’s Vulture. “Every single one […]

08.06.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Japan Airlines intros summer menu by Hiroki Yoshitake

Japan Airlines intros summer menu by Hiroki Yoshitake

(Relaxnews) – Through August 31, first-class and business passengers on Japan Airlines will enjoy meals by the chef and co-owner of Michelin-starred restaurant Sola in Paris. In first class, caviar, smoked salmon and beef tenderloin are among the high-end dishes travelers will enjoy. Business class passengers, meanwhile, will savor foie gras mousse and sauteed lobster, […]

08.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
World’s tallest roller coaster planned for Orlando

World’s tallest roller coaster planned for Orlando

(Relaxnews) – Orlando is set to become home to the tallest roller coaster in the world, with plans to build a thrill ride equal to a 27-storey drop. Riders of The Skyscraper, set to be built at a sprawling retail and entertainment complex in Orlando called Skyplex, will experience a heart-pumping drop from 570 feet […]

07.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment ·
The meal of kings might be no golden egg for dieters, study says

The meal of kings might be no golden egg for dieters, study says

(Relaxnews) – Researchers at the University of Alabama say skipping breakfast does not hinder weight loss, despite popular belief — although it doesn’t help it either. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, examined the impact of recommendations to either skip or eat breakfast in 309 moderately overweight adults between the ages of […]

07.06.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
How technology is reshaping how Americans dine

How technology is reshaping how Americans dine

(Relaxnews) – It’s official. More and more US diners are become unabashed food pornographers. According to market research firm Mintel, 13 percent of Americans who dined out in the past month and who use social media reported posting a food or drink photo on sites like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. In hard numbers, that translates […]

07.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
BMW reveals new X6

BMW reveals new X6

(Relaxnews) – The new flagship sports activity vehicle promises better performance, handling, better looks and a host of premium features as standard. The X6 is a very puzzling car. On paper, it shouldn’t work. It attempts to combine the best elements of a sportscar — sleek looks, acceleration and handling — with the most notable […]

07.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Research sheds new light on how bilingual children learn words

Research sheds new light on how bilingual children learn words

(Relaxnews) – At an age where learning similar-sounding words can be challenging, research says children learn best from people who share their linguistic experience, regardless of whether they are mono or multilingual. Parents raising children to be multilingual often worry about whether the abundance and variety of language can hinder the learning process. But a […]

07.06.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Hugo Boss Fall-Winter 2014 campaign revealed

Hugo Boss Fall-Winter 2014 campaign revealed

(Relaxnews) – The first campaign under new creative director Jason Wu features model Edie Campbell and Hollywood actor Scott Eastwood. Twenty-eight-year-old actor Scott Eastwood, the son of silver screen legend Clint Eastwood, appears in slick Hugo Bossmenswear in a new advertising campaign for the German luxury label. “I was honored to be chosen to represent BOSS. […]

07.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Alexander Wang teases first Balenciaga scent

Alexander Wang teases first Balenciaga scent

(Relaxnews) – The creative director has unveiled B Balenciaga, the first fragrance from the French brand since Wang’s arrival at the house. The latest scent from Balenciaga is set to arrive in mid-October. “I really wanted to do something quite pure, as I see it as a step forward for the house. It was exciting working on […]

06.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Japan’s SoftBank unveils ‘family member’ robot

Japan’s SoftBank unveils ‘family member’ robot

(URAYASU, Japan-AFP) – Japan’s SoftBank on Thursday unveiled what it billed as an “emotional” humanoid robot that will entertain customers at the mobile carrier’s phone outlets — and maybe become a member of their family. Company president Masayoshi Son joked around with the talking, dancing and singing humanoid named Pepper at an event just outside […]

06.06.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
Disney planning live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ movie

Disney planning live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ movie

(Relaxnews) – The studio is bringing in Bill Condon to helm its next live-action fairy tale adaptation, Variety indicates. Disney continues to draw inspiration from its catalogue of animated movies for new live-action remakes. After releasing a new take on “Alice in Wonderland” directed by Tim Burton and, more recently, the box-office hit “Maleficent” based […]

06.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The best US eateries for dining alongside Ashton Kutcher and Drake

The best US eateries for dining alongside Ashton Kutcher and Drake

(Relaxnews) – Want to dine like the stars or increase your odds of seeing one? Urbanspoon has collected the best restaurants for celebrity sightings in a culinary map to the stars. Compiled from user data, reviews and expert commentary, the list of top 50 restaurants and cafes for star-gazing spans nine cities across the US, including […]

US private job creation falls in May: ADP

US private job creation falls in May: ADP

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US private sector churned out a net 179,000 new jobs in May, a disappointing fall from April, payrolls company ADP said Wednesday. It was the lowest level in four months, and suggested US economic growth remains in second gear. The May figure was down 36,000 positions from April’s total, with a […]

06.06.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Clinton says she’s ‘moved on’ from Lewinsky scandal

Clinton says she’s ‘moved on’ from Lewinsky scandal

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Hillary Clinton, on the cusp of a possible White House bid, says in an interview that she has “moved on” from the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal that consumed the last two years of her husband’s presidency. Clinton spoke to People Magazine, which made her its cover story in editions to hit newsstands […]

06.06.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Naomi Watts joins three ‘Divergent’ sequels

Naomi Watts joins three ‘Divergent’ sequels

(Relaxnews) – The actress has signed up for three sequels to Neil Burger’s “Divergent,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. For “Insurgent,” the first follow-up to “Divergent,” Robert Schwentke (“Red”) has taken over from Burger in the director’s chair. Shailene Woodley, Theo James and other original cast members will reprise their roles, and Octavia Spencer (“The […]

05.06.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Adventures in dining: Grasshopper burgers, scorpion lollipops

Adventures in dining: Grasshopper burgers, scorpion lollipops

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Though slightly uncertain, Erin Kolski pronounced the unusual fare on her plate — a burger made from ground-up grasshoppers — to be surprisingly tasty. “It’s a little crunchy. It tastes fine,” Kolski said, sounding somewhat surprised as she favorably appraised the dish at Washington’s Occidental Restaurant, a popular establishment a stone’s throw from […]

Why these places have been deemed the world’s smartest cities

Why these places have been deemed the world’s smartest cities

(Relaxnews) – A list of the ‘smartest cities in the world’ provides a glimpse of what the future could — and should — look like, be it zero carbon communities or heavily connected, smart destinations. Editors at CN Traveler have rounded up a few of the most innovative destinations they call ‘the world’s smartest cities’ […]

The most generous — and cheapest — tippers in America

The most generous — and cheapest — tippers in America

(Relaxnews) – The average American diner leaves an 18 percent tip when satisfied with their dining experience, according to a Michelin survey. After polling 2,000 US adults, the survey, carried out by Harris Poll, found that most diners (70 percent) said they leave between 15 to 20 percent for good service. The findings come at […]

05.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Mark Wahlberg in talks to re-team with Will Ferrell

Mark Wahlberg in talks to re-team with Will Ferrell

(Relaxnews) – The two actors are expected to co-star in “Daddy’s Home,” a new comedy feature from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions. Four years after playing a pair of incompetent cops in Adam McKay’s action comedy “The Other Guys,” Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are in talks to reunite, Deadline.com reports. In […]

05.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·