World’s best bartender holiday cocktail recipe: The Magic Carpet

World’s best bartender holiday cocktail recipe: The Magic Carpet

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers a few cocktail recipe ideas to set the […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Chefs to go ‘mad scientist’ and foods to be fermented in 2014

Chefs to go ‘mad scientist’ and foods to be fermented in 2014

(Relaxnews) – After the spectacular success of the cronut this year, a trendspotting report out of the US predicts more hybrid food mashups to trend in 2014. It’s no exaggeration to call New York pastry chef Dominique Ansel’s part-croissant, part-donut creation the dessert of 2013. In addition to drawing pre-dawn queues outside his eponymously-named bakery […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, New Year's Day ·
China gets into the Christmas spirit

China gets into the Christmas spirit

(Relaxnews) – Christmas spirit is catching on in China, although admittedly not in the traditional Western sense. According to a recent article by Jing Daily, recent years have seen the holiday become increasingly trendy throughout the nation, as marketers latch onto a potentially lucrative opportunity. The Chinese take on the festive period is more focused on […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Vatican unveils Nativity scene on pope’s first Christmas

Vatican unveils Nativity scene on pope’s first Christmas

(VATICAN CITY-AFP) – Pope Francis on Tuesday prepared to celebrate his first Christmas as pontiff with a mass in St Peter’s Basilica as a giant traditional Nativity scene named in his honour was unveiled on St Peter’s Square. The Nativity scene made by Naples artisan Antonio Cantone this year is entitled “Francis 1223 — Francis […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Christmas, Destinations, Entertainment, Holidays ·
Kale is 2013, sea beans are 2014

Kale is 2013, sea beans are 2014

(Relaxnews) – Kale and pork belly are so 2013. If you want to sound fantastically food-forward for 2014, here’s a list of foods and words you should know. Because according to a trendspotting report from San Francisco-based Andrew Freeman & Co., the foods anticipated to get buzz next year include pizzaritos (pizza slices rolled up […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Jose Manalo faces child abuse raps

Jose Manalo faces child abuse raps

THE 17-year-old daughter of comedian Jose Manalo filed a complaint against him for allegedly not being able to support their financial needs before the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (QCRTC) on Friday. “Eat Bulaga” mainstay Manalo, whose real name is Ariel Manalo, was charged with violation of Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence against Women […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino meets with UN chief Ban Ki-Moon in Malacañang

Aquino meets with UN chief Ban Ki-Moon in Malacañang

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III received United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a courtesy call at the Malacañang Palace on Saturday morning. The UN Secretary-General arrived in the country Friday evening. Ban was welcomed by the President and Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario upon his arrival at the Palace. Ban will […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
My father threatened to kill me, says Gretchen

My father threatened to kill me, says Gretchen

Actress Gretchen Barretto said her father, Miguel Barretto, threatened to shoot her and two of her siblings when he supposedly learned of their plans to testify in court against their youngest sister Claudine. Gretchen made the accusation as she spoke with reporters shortly before a hearing on a case involving Claudine and husband Raymart Santiago […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
How to be a social butterfly this holiday season

How to be a social butterfly this holiday season

(Relaxnews) – Read the newspaper, set an internal time clock and don’t be late to the party — literally. These are among some of the tips offered by a “shyness expert” and psychology professor in the US on how to master one of the most important skills of the holiday season: small talk. If you […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Health & Fitness, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Josh Hamilton lands role on FOX’s ‘Gracepoint’

Josh Hamilton lands role on FOX’s ‘Gracepoint’

(Relaxnews) – The actor currently appearing on “American Horror Story: Coven” has joined the cast of the American remake of the hit British show “Broadchurch,” Deadline.com has announced. Dubbed “Gracepoint,” the American version will bring the plot of “Broadchurch” across the pond. The star of the original series, David Tennant (“Doctor Who”), will once again […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
No need to avoid peanuts while pregnant: US study

No need to avoid peanuts while pregnant: US study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Women who eat peanuts while pregnant are less likely to have children with peanut allergies than women who avoid them, said a US study out Monday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics were based on a study of more than 8,200 US children. Among those, researchers found […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Echo rosemary turkey with rosemary-scented cocktail

Echo rosemary turkey with rosemary-scented cocktail

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers a few cocktail recipes to set the tone […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Battle of the Christmas decorations for Hong Kong malls

Battle of the Christmas decorations for Hong Kong malls

(HONG KONG-AFP) – In the race to extract cash from Christmas shoppers, Hong Kong’s myriad shopping malls have taken to heart the maxim that you must spend money to make money when it comes to decorations this festive season. From two-storey-high polar bears to giant Disney characters, the southern Chinese city is awash with increasingly […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
‘Fast and Furious 7′ release announced for spring 2015

‘Fast and Furious 7′ release announced for spring 2015

(Relaxnews) – Initially slated to premiere in July 2014, the film was put on hold following the sudden death of one of its stars, Paul Walker, in late November. Now, Vin Diesel himself has announced the new release date for “Fast and Furious 7″ on his Facebook page (www.facebook.com/VinDiesel). The star indicated a US release […]

23.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
French firm starts human trials of artificial heart

French firm starts human trials of artificial heart

(PARIS-AFP) – French biomedical firm Carmat said on Friday it had begun the first human trial of its prototype artificial heart, which aims at overcoming shortages of organs available for transplant. The implant operation, which took place on Wednesday at the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris, “went satisfactorily,” it said in a statement. The patient, […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Christmas all wrapped up

Christmas all wrapped up

(Relaxnews) – The Christmas decorations are up, the fridge is stocked and the shopping is finished… now it’s time to get wrapping. Not always the easiest of tasks after one too many festive beverages, but this selection of stylish gift wrap options will ensure your presents look their best under the tree. An eco-friendly choice […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
How the world’s best bartender makes eggnog

How the world’s best bartender makes eggnog

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers cocktail recipe ideas to set the tone and […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
How to make a hot toddy like the world’s best bartender

How to make a hot toddy like the world’s best bartender

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers festive cocktail recipes to set the tone and […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Where gourmands can dine for New Year’s Eve

Where gourmands can dine for New Year’s Eve

(Relaxnews) – From a seven-course meal that includes foie gras ravioli at The Dorchester in London, to a Vaudeville-themed cocktail party at Grant Achatz’s Chicago bar the Aviary, here’s a roundup of how some of the hottest tickets in town will be ringing in the new year. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London A New […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, New Year's Day ·
2013 TV ratings winners: ‘NCIS,’ ‘Sunday Night Football’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’

2013 TV ratings winners: ‘NCIS,’ ‘Sunday Night Football’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’

(Relaxnews) – The CBS drama “NCIS” topped the latest list of the most-watched programs on American broadcast TV once again this year. Since the launch of its 11th season on September 24, “NCIS” has drawn an average 21.83 million viewers on CBS. The investigations of the charismatic and virtuous Leroy Jethro Gibbs attracted only slightly […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: News ·