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 […]

Twentieth Century Fox breaks ground on theme park in Malaysia

Twentieth Century Fox breaks ground on theme park in Malaysia

(Relaxnews) – Movie studio Twentieth Century Fox has broken ground and released preview images of its first theme park in Malaysia, which will feature kid-friendly attractions and thrill rides themed after some of the brand’s blockbuster titles like “Ice Age” and “Night at the Museum.” When the Twentieth Century Fox World park opens in 2016, […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film ·
Cells from the eye are ‘printed’ for the first time

Cells from the eye are ‘printed’ for the first time

(PARIS-AFP) – Neuroscientists on Tuesday said they had used an inkjet printer to print cells from the eye, making a practical step in the quest to grow replenishment tissue for damaged or diseased organs. Researchers at England’s University of Cambridge extracted two types of cells from rat retinas and sent them through a printer nozzle […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
New Oscars logo puts spotlight on Academy

New Oscars logo puts spotlight on Academy

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The body behind the Oscars has unveiled a new logo that it hopes will focus more attention on the organization’s wider work in addition to Hollywood’s biggest trophy fest. The prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose 6,000 or so members choose who gets the prized golden statuettes every year, […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Trailer: Kevin Costner forced into action in ’3 Days to Kill’

Trailer: Kevin Costner forced into action in ’3 Days to Kill’

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood star plays a dying secret agent in this action thriller, produced and written by French director Luc Besson (“The Fifth Element”). Premiered exclusively on Yahoo!Movies, the first trailer for “3 Days to Kill” reveals a fast-paced action thriller with undertones of family drama. Kevin Costner stars as Ethan Runner, a retired secret […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
LG prepping ultra-wide screen monitors for CES

LG prepping ultra-wide screen monitors for CES

(Relaxnews) – The company is planning to launch a desk-conquering 34-inch QHD display with a 21:9 aspect ratio at next month’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. As well as providing a seriously cinematic experience, ultra-wide monitors are great for giving users the benefits of a multi-screen set-up without losing valuable work space or […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Museum wants UNESCO listing for German Father Christmas

Museum wants UNESCO listing for German Father Christmas

(BERLIN-AFP) – A German museum has applied for UNESCO heritage status for the country’s traditional Father Christmas, saying he is under threat from the cheery version of Santa Claus popularised globally by Coca-Cola. The German Christmas Museum’s director Felicitas Hoeptner argues today’s Santa Claus is based on a German gift-giver who meted out both treats […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Chanel presents music-themed spring makeup collection

Chanel presents music-themed spring makeup collection

(Relaxnews) – After launching a collection on the theme of superstition in June, the French fashion and beauty brand has turned to the world of music for the inspiration behind its Spring 2014 makeup collection. The new products will be available from January 14. “A few notes, light and crystal clear. A melody you know […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·