Where Americans are ringing in the New Year

Where Americans are ringing in the New Year

(Relaxnews) – Sun-soaked Orlando has outranked New York to become the most popular destination among Americans for ringing in the New Year, according to an online booking site. After looking at hotel bookings made on December 11 for travel between December 30 and January 2, Hotwire.com has deduced that revelers —  likely those in snow-swept […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, New Year's Day ·
Lancôme presents lighter version of La Vie est Belle

Lancôme presents lighter version of La Vie est Belle

(Relaxnews) – Opening a new chapter in the history of the fragrance launched in 2012 as an eau de parfum, Lancôme is introducing an eau de toilette version of La Vie Est Belle. With this new lighter and fresher formula, Lancôme presents its first fragrance combining magnolia with mouthwatering vanilla and praline notes. La Vie […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Football: Vanishing spray to feature at World Cup

Football: Vanishing spray to feature at World Cup

(MARRAKECH-AFP) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Thursday confirmed that referees would be allowed to use a vanishing spray to mark out free-kicks at next year’s World Cup finals in Brazil. Referees will use the spray during matches to mark a line on the ground where the defensive wall, and ball, must be stationed at […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
J.K. Rowling to produce Harry Potter stage show

J.K. Rowling to produce Harry Potter stage show

(LONDON-AFP) – Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is to co-produce a British stage show about the boy wizard’s early years living with his cruel non-magical aunt and uncle, she announced on Friday. Rowling said she would work with the writer on the new play, charting Harry’s lonely childhood when he was forced to sleep in […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Hugh Jackman courted for Joe Wright’s Peter Pan movie

Hugh Jackman courted for Joe Wright’s Peter Pan movie

(Relaxnews) – The Australian actor is in the running to play the villain in “Pan,” an origin story about the classic character. More accustomed to playing good guys, from Jean Valjean to Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is now being courted to play a less likable character. Variety reports that the Australian actor is in producers’ sights […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: News ·

Village Buildah is launching a car raffle fundraising

A Mercedes Benz 2014 C250 car will be raffled off with proceeds supporting The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Gawad Kalinga and Typhoon Haiyan victims (December 13, 2013 – Los Angeles) – Village Buildah, a non-profit 501(c) (3) foundation, is launching their car raffle fundraising on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 6pm […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Motoring, News, Offbeat ·
Classical monsters that inspire Hollywood in Rome show

Classical monsters that inspire Hollywood in Rome show

(ROME-AFP) – Griffins, sirens and minotaurs went on display in Rome on Thursday for an exhibition on monsters of antiquity with Hollywood special effects experts still inspired by the classical creatures acting as consultants. The show brought together 100 works including statues, frescoes and vases from museums around the world depicting fantastical creatures — all […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Film ·
Sweet success as Turkish baklava wins prized EU status

Sweet success as Turkish baklava wins prized EU status

(BRUSSELS-AFP) – While Turkey has vainly clamoured for years to join the European Union, a sweet pastry made in the country’s southeast tasted more success Thursday, winning the EU’s prized “protected status”. The Gaziantep baklava, described as a “pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with semolina cream and Antep pistachio”, became the first […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Lea Salonga ‘provoked,’ fumes on Twitter

Lea Salonga ‘provoked,’ fumes on Twitter

Broadway star Lea Salonga did not mince words in criticizing “people claiming to be a friends of mine,” as she took to Twitter Tuesday to vent her anger which she said is “more than justified.” The 43-year-old performer first expressed her anger on the micro-blogging site on Sunday, which was then followed by several other […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Meeting with Kerry fruitful, strengthens US-PHL ties, says Aquino

Meeting with Kerry fruitful, strengthens US-PHL ties, says Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said he had a productive meeting in Malacanang with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry who arrived in the country Tuesday. In his message during a dinner hosted for Kerry, the President said he appreciated the readiness of the US government to aid the Philippines in […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Precious gems inspire Shu Uemura’s latest makeup collection

Precious gems inspire Shu Uemura’s latest makeup collection

(Relaxnews) – The Japanese cosmetics brand is once again reaffirming its ties with the world of fashion and accessories through the launch of a makeup collection inspired by the precious gems found in haute couture and jewelry. Created for the Spring-Summer 2014 season, Shu Uemura’s Bijoux collection draws inspiration from the colors of precious gems […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online ·
Zaha Hadid designs charity Christmas Bauble

Zaha Hadid designs charity Christmas Bauble

(Relaxnews) – Architectural powerhouse Zaha Hadid is offering design fans the chance to bid on a Christmas decoration inspired by her research, all for a good cause. Designed for the Matthew Williamson-curated Christmas Tree currently on display at London’s Aqua Shard, the Christmas Bauble by Zaha Hadid is part of a charity auction for Kids […]

Meet the Lamborghini Huracán

Meet the Lamborghini Huracán

(Relaxnews) – The eccentric Italian supercar company has taken the wraps off the eagerly awaited Gallardo replacement, but fans and potential owners hoping to see it in the flesh will have to wait until the Geneva Motor Show in March to do so. Lamborghini claims that the Huracán is new from the ground up and, […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Joaquin Phoenix could challenge Batman and Superman in ‘Man of Steel’ sequel

Joaquin Phoenix could challenge Batman and Superman in ‘Man of Steel’ sequel

(Relaxnews) – Warner Bros has reportedly chosen the actor as the face of the villain in the follow-up to last summer’s superhero blockbuster. According to Variety, Joaquin Phoenix is being courted by the studios for this key role, details of which remain under wraps. A number of fans have speculated that the antagonist of the […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: Vikings head into battle in ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′

Trailer: Vikings head into battle in ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′

(Relaxnews) – Following the teaser released last summer, the official trailer for the animated film has been uploaded to YouTube. The sequel to “How to Train Your Dragon,” arriving in US theaters next June, will show Harold and Krokmou five years after the events of the previous movie. The delicate harmony between Vikings and dragons […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Leading creative talent agency Jed Root opens in Manila

Leading creative talent agency Jed Root opens in Manila

Force behind some of the world’s top photographers, makeup artists and stylists set his sights on Asia with the opening of At East I Jed Root (December 2013 – Manila, Philippines) – Jed Root, founder of one of the world’s leading creative talent management agencies, has announced the opening of a Manila office to capitalize […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Services ·
BFC Vogue Fashion Fund shortlist announced

BFC Vogue Fashion Fund shortlist announced

(Relaxnews) – The final six candidates for this year’s Fashion Fund award have been announced ahead of the ceremony on January 28, 2014. Designers Emilia Wickstead, House of Holland, Mary Katrantzou, Osman, Peter Pilotto and Zoe Jordan are all in with a chance of taking home the coveted prize next month, which is designed to foster […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
In 2013 Americans were searching out Versace and Michael Kors on the web

In 2013 Americans were searching out Versace and Michael Kors on the web

(Relaxnews) – Google has released its annual Zeitgeist review of the fashion year, as seen through US searches, and it’s dominated by Italian and American labels. The top five places go to a mixture of Italian and US labels with no mention of classic French brands Chanel and Dior in the top ten. Versace topped the […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Loewe features electric hues in new handbag collection

Loewe features electric hues in new handbag collection

(Relaxnews) – On the heels of its capsule collection designed in partnership with Junya Watanabe, the Spanish label has presented a new range of handbags in vibrant, eye-catching colors. The collection hits stores this January. Drawing inspiration from the peacock, one of the brand’s signature symbols, Loewe chose a range of showy electric colors for […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Blue Moon beer and Aviation cocktail most popular Google terms

Blue Moon beer and Aviation cocktail most popular Google terms

(Relaxnews) – When a chart mapping America’s favorite beers began circulating online, Google users in the US took to the search engine to look up Blue Moon, making it the most popular beer brand of 2013. Similarly, when American crime drama “The Blacklist” featured the Aviation cocktail on one of their episodes recently, thirsty viewers […]