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 ·
Behind the scenes of Riri Hearts MAC campaign with Rihanna

Behind the scenes of Riri Hearts MAC campaign with Rihanna

(Relaxnews) – The famous cosmetics brand has released a video on its latest collaboration with the Barbadian singer, whose creative partnership with M.A.C. began last February. The video shows Rihanna and M.A.C creative director James Gager on the set of the Riri Hearts M.A.C Holiday campaign. The two personalities share their thoughts on this latest […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Samsung launches exclusive Crystal Edition of its Galaxy SIV handset

Samsung launches exclusive Crystal Edition of its Galaxy SIV handset

(Relaxnews) – A Thai version of the company’s flagship smartphone is the latest Samsung handset to get a Swarovski makeover. Samsung’s new Galaxy SIV Crystal Edition adds a white faux leather rear casing embedded in Swarovski crystals to the signature smartphone. The device, which is exclusive to Thailand, costs 20,300 baht (that’s $630 or €460), […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Hyundai to debut Intrado fuel-cell concept in 2014

Hyundai to debut Intrado fuel-cell concept in 2014

(Relaxnews) – Ahead of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, opening March 6, Korean manufacturer Hyundai is placing the final touches on the Intrado, which it plans to unveil at the event. The new concept car is expected to stand out for its lightweight structure and next-generation fuel-cell system, which is streamlined compared to the current […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
‘World War Z’ sequel finds its director

‘World War Z’ sequel finds its director

(Relaxnews) – Juan Antonio Bayona will direct Brad Pitt in the follow-up to the extremely lucrative zombie movie, which grossed $540 million at the global box office. A few years after his 2012 film “The Impossible,” Juan Antonio Bayona will film Gerry Lane’s continued struggle in a world devastated by a zombie epidemic. According to […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Golden Globe nominees to be unveiled, in crowded race

Golden Globe nominees to be unveiled, in crowded race

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Golden Globe organizers unveil nominations for their annual movie awards show Thursday, as Hollywood’s honors season gets into full swing with a bumper cast of hotly-tipped contenders. Historical drama “12 Years a Slave” got an early boost on the eve of the Globes nominations, topping the Screen Actors Guild (SAGs) nods Wednesday […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Jasmine praying, tweeting for film’s Oscars bid

Jasmine praying, tweeting for film’s Oscars bid

Young actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith is willing to do everything in her power to support the campaign of her movie, “Transit,” to the 68th Academy Awards. The Cinemalaya movie is the country’s entry to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 2014 Oscars, which will be held on March 2. With over 70 countries hoping […]

10.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·