Liver and let die: James Bond was an alcoholic – study

Liver and let die: James Bond was an alcoholic – study

(PARIS-AFP) – “A dry martini. Just hand it to me, and I’ll do the shaking myself.” This, according to British doctors, is somewhat how James Bond would have been in real life. 007 boozed so much that in all reality he would have had the tremulous hands of a chronic alcoholic, according to an offbeat […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars, Offbeat ·
Gucci Guilty gets limited edition studded bottle

Gucci Guilty gets limited edition studded bottle

(Relaxnews) – One of the Italian luxury brand’s top-selling fragrances has been given a new studded makeover for a limited time only. Gucci Guilty Stud Limited Edition was unveiled at department store Harrods in London and Takashimaya in Singapore on December 1, before it rolls out globally to 20,000 locations around the world in February. The women’s […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘Wake up’ competition for Europe’s sleepy comet-chaser

‘Wake up’ competition for Europe’s sleepy comet-chaser

(PARIS-AFP) – Citizens of Planet Earth are being invited to make a “video shout-out” to wake up a deep-space probe, Rosetta, that has been in hibernation since June 2011. The European Space Agency (ESA) is offering prizes for the best video clip of people shouting “Wake up, Rosetta!” to help end its scout’s long sleep […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Online, Science & Technology ·
Cowboy skiing makes it onto best winter trips list 2014

Cowboy skiing makes it onto best winter trips list 2014

(Relaxnews) – It may be a while before equestrian ski joring becomes an official Olympic winter sport, but according to a list curated by editors of National Geographic magazine, the cowboy sport for skiers is the reason Whitefish, Montana was named one of the best winter trips for 2014. It’s an eclectic list that conspicuously […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Music, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Walking Dead’ tops list of most watched cable shows in 2013

‘Walking Dead’ tops list of most watched cable shows in 2013

(Relaxnews) – Ratings agency Nielsen has announced the top ten most watched series on American cable TV in 2013, listing AMC’s zombie series in first place with 16.16 million total viewers. “Duck Dynasty,” the only reality TV show in the list, took second place with 13.37 million total viewers. Aired on A&E, the show follows […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
The culinary buzzwords of 2014: ‘Hipster Asian’ and shakshuka

The culinary buzzwords of 2014: ‘Hipster Asian’ and shakshuka

(Relaxnews) – Fluke, sweetbreads, tortas and cemitas. Not familiar with these food terms? Soon you may be, if the predictions of influential food diviners come true next year. In their annual trendspotting report, consultants at the New York-based Baum + Whiteman have curated a list of buzzwords and foods they predict will shape the culinary […]

13.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, New Year's Day ·
Ethnic flavors of 2014: The new salt and pepper and the new quinoa

Ethnic flavors of 2014: The new salt and pepper and the new quinoa

(Relaxnews) – Move over soy sauce, there’s a new umami-booster in town. Though Asian food enthusiasts have long known about the flavor-boosting properties of fish sauce, the smelly but highly effective condiment is predicted to penetrate more and more restaurant kitchens including those that serve Western fare in the same way soy sauce has penetrated the […]

13.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, New Year's Day ·
Caviar and champagne bar opens for posh flyers at LAX

Caviar and champagne bar opens for posh flyers at LAX

(Relaxnews) – Because sometimes an airport sandwich just won’t do, ritzy flyers at Los Angeles Airport can now tuck into caviar-topped bellinis and wash it down with $1,000 bubbly as their pre-boarding snack. French caviar house Petrossian opened a bar at the Tom Bradley International Terminal last week for passengers with gourmet taste buds and […]

13.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Culinary opera and light shows to trend in 2014

Culinary opera and light shows to trend in 2014

(Relaxnews) – No longer content with simply churning out plates of edible art, chefs in 2014 will continue to push culinary envelope by elevating the dining experience to sensory theater with the help of operatic soundtracks, light shows, scent diffusers and the switch of a thermostat. That’s one of the key restaurant predictions by influential […]

13.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Dior combines sapphires and metallic leather in latest couture-inspired watch

Dior combines sapphires and metallic leather in latest couture-inspired watch

(Relaxnews) – Dior has just presented its latest luxury watch inspired by the world of haute couture fashion. The stunning and modern timepiece comes with a bracelet in metallic leather, one of the hottest trends seen on the runways this season. The Dior VIII Céramique, made in black high-tech ceramic, will be available in a […]

13.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Stella Artois releases Swarovski Crystal Chalice for holiday season

Stella Artois releases Swarovski Crystal Chalice for holiday season

(Relaxnews) – Sparkling wine may be a traditional holiday beverage in many cultures, but this season beer also gets some added sparkle, thanks to a collaboration between Swarovski and Stella Artois. The crystal design powerhouse and the Belgian brewery have released the limited-edition ‘Crystal Chalice’, a version of the traditional Stella Artois beer glass studded […]

You are what daddy ate: study

You are what daddy ate: study

(PARIS-AFP) – A father’s diet influences the health of his offspring, according to a study published on Tuesday that suggests men, like women, should plan to eat and live healthily in the run-up to conception. Researchers led by Sarah Kimmins at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, looked at what happened when male lab mice had […]

13.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Dingdong to spend Christmas in typhoon-hit Visayas

Dingdong to spend Christmas in typhoon-hit Visayas

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “She’s The One” actor Dingdong Dantes is planning to celebrate Christmas in one of the provinces in Visayas that was badly hit by super typhoon “Yolanda” last month. Dantes said he has yet to determine the exact place which he will visit but stressed that he will definitely spend Christmas with the […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
DSWD to consider extending distribution of relief goods until next year

DSWD to consider extending distribution of relief goods until next year

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte (Mabuhay) – Distribution of relief goods especially to vulnerable sectors in calamity-stricken areas of Visayas may be extended until next year, the Department of Social Welfare of Development’s (DSWD) regional office in Eastern Visayas announced. The DSWD previously said their relief distribution efforts would just be until the end of this year, […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino to promote PHL economic interests in meetings with Japanese business leaders in Tokyo visit

Aquino to promote PHL economic interests in meetings with Japanese business leaders in Tokyo visit

TOKYO, Japan (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III is expected to promote Philippine economic interests in Japan this week, through scheduled meetings with Japanese business groups and delegations during his visit here. President Aquino will lead a Philippine delegation to Tokyo to take part in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Japan Commemorative Summit […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Wat Thai Los Angeles donates to Typhoon Yoland/Haiyan Relief

Wat Thai Los Angeles donates to Typhoon Yoland/Haiyan Relief

Los Angeles – Members of the Wat Thai Los Angeles, the Venerable Abbot of the Thai Temple in North Hollywood and Hon. Consul General Jesda Katavetin of Thailand, called on Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega to present a check donation for Typhoon Haiyan Relief thru the American Red Cross for $ 20,506. […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Astrology may lead to self-indulgent behavior, researchers say

Astrology may lead to self-indulgent behavior, researchers say

(Relaxnews) – Fans of astrology, take heed. A new study suggests that reading your daily horoscope could lead to impulsive or self-indulgent behavior. For those days when astrology readings were negative, people were more susceptible to temptation, researchers said. The study, announced Tuesday and published in the Journal of Consumer Research last month, revealed that believing in […]

The world’s largest bottle of blush champagne to be unveiled

The world’s largest bottle of blush champagne to be unveiled

(Relaxnews) – French champagne house Armand de Brignac has released what it is calling the world’s largest bottle of rosé bubbly that holds the equivalent of 40 regular 750 ml bottles. Weighing 45 kg (100 lbs) and standing more than 1.2 meters tall (4 feet), the colossal, 30-liter Midas bottle will be uncorked December 13 […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Louis Vuitton opens up in Courchevel for the ski season

Louis Vuitton opens up in Courchevel for the ski season

(Relaxnews) – On December 13, the luxury brand will open a pop-up store in the heart of the ultra-chic Courchevel ski resort in the French Alps. Skiers will have the option of taking a shopping break in a new Louis Vuitton boutique after a day on the slopes. The temporary boutique at Courchevel Village 1850, […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Yves Saint Laurent providing makeup for biopic on French couturier

Yves Saint Laurent providing makeup for biopic on French couturier

(Relaxnews) – The cosmetics division of Yves Saint Laurent has designed the makeup looks featured in the forthcoming biographical film on the brand’s founder. Directed by French filmmaker Jalil Lespert, “Yves Saint Laurent” is slated to premiere in Paris on January 8, 2014. Only a few weeks remain before the debut of Jalil Lespert’s much-anticipated […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·