Lancôme, Baccarat and Reuge present luxury edition of La Vie est Belle

Lancôme, Baccarat and Reuge present luxury edition of La Vie est Belle

(Relaxnews) – For an ultra-limited edition of its women’s fragrance, Lancôme called upon Swiss music box maker Reuge and French crystal maker Baccarat to design an exquisite box. Only 15 of these handmade pieces will be made available worldwide. The La Vie est Belle bottle in this collector’s edition is presented beneath two glass bell […]

08.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Single again: Bridget Jones returns

Single again: Bridget Jones returns

(LONDON-AFP) – Bridget Jones returns after a 14-year break on Thursday, in a new book which sees the famed British singleton widowed with two children but still grappling with modern life and unsuitable men. Author Helen Fielding has already dropped the bombshell news about the death of Mark Darcy, the devastatingly handsome love interest who […]

08.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Hollywood Stars ·
Fashionistas take heed as ‘WearableArt’ goes global

Fashionistas take heed as ‘WearableArt’ goes global

(WELLINGTON-AFP) – Fashionistas first scoffed at Suzie Moncrieff’s displays of bizarre bras and out-there attire, but 25 years on international designers are clamouring to be part of Wellington’s annual World of WearableArt show. The event Moncrieff founded in the late 1980s features mind-bending costumes that use materials from finest silk chiffon to rusty kitchen utensils. […]

07.10.2013 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Film, Home & Garden, International Stars, Offbeat ·
Readers of literary fiction can read emotions, too

Readers of literary fiction can read emotions, too

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – People who read literary fiction are better than readers of popular fiction or nonfiction at figuring out the emotions of others, according to a US study out Thursday. Researchers hypothesized that people who read works of literature would be better at sensing what is going on in the inner worlds of others, but […]

07.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Health & Fitness ·
New York campaigns to boost girls’ self-esteem

New York campaigns to boost girls’ self-esteem

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – In a city plastered with images of stick-thin models, New York is waging a new campaign to boost self-esteem among girls as young as seven. Adult women the world over struggle with poor body image, but a publicly funded body-beautiful campaign is trying to tackle the problem, targeting girls as early […]

07.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
In California, juice fans trumpet ‘reboot’ detox

In California, juice fans trumpet ‘reboot’ detox

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Mixing kale, cucumber and spinach at her home in Venice Beach, yoga teacher Kia Miller explains her passion for juice, which fans say can trigger a health “reboot.” “I like to do it twice a year, it’s like a reset button. You have an opportunity to think about your relationship with food,” […]

07.10.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
How to pair Chinese foods with wine during Golden Week

How to pair Chinese foods with wine during Golden Week

(Relaxnews) – Chinese cuisine can present a challenge when it comes to food and wine pairings, given that proteins like beef and seafish in varying degrees of salty, sweet and spicy aromas arrive at the same time. But with the national holiday, Golden Week, currently in full swing in a country where wine consumption is […]

07.10.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Camel meat leaps from bedouin tents to top Gulf eateries

Camel meat leaps from bedouin tents to top Gulf eateries

(ABU DHABI-AFP) – From camel carpaccio to camel bourguignon and gold-leaf burger, the meat offered traditionally at big festivities of bedouins has become a fancy ingredient in the Gulf’s prestigious restaurants. Under the golden dome of Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace, which bills itself as a seven-star hotel, French chef Sandro Gamba proudly presents his latest: […]

07.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Steinbeck, Fitzgerald, Pynchon: Hollywood rediscovers American literary greats

Steinbeck, Fitzgerald, Pynchon: Hollywood rediscovers American literary greats

(Relaxnews) – Since the birth of the motion picture, novels have remained a constant source of inspiration for filmmakers around the world, who rise to the challenge of adapting great texts to the silver screen. Recently, Hollywood seems to be more infatuated than ever with classic literature, and in particular with 19th and 20th-century American […]

07.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New reality series to send winner into space

New reality series to send winner into space

(Relaxnews) – In what’s being described as a partnership of titans, Sir Richard Branson has teamed up with reality TV czar Mark Burnett for a new series that will send the winner into space. In line with Burnett’s wildly successful TV franchise “Amazing Race,” “Space Race” will take the concept of cross-planetary treasure hunts to […]

Formula One: ‘Rush’ could help F1 break US – Button

Formula One: ‘Rush’ could help F1 break US – Button

(YEONGAM-AFP) – Former world champion Jenson Button says the success of Formula One film “Rush” could help the sport finally get a hold in the United States. Formula One bosses have long dreamed of the sport having the kind of popularity in the US that it enjoys in Europe. “It’s a really good film and […]

07.10.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
12 REASONS TO CALL ME. My number is below.

12 REASONS TO CALL ME. My number is below.

Your first step in overcoming debt problems is recognizing you have a problem! If worries about your credit card bills or a pending foreclosure are keeping you awake at night, you probably already know you’re in over your head. Just cruising along, juggling credit cards, taking from one to pay the other is not a […]

07.10.2013 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen ·
Free Social Security Disability Screenings at Santa Monica’s Third St. Promenade this Saturday

Free Social Security Disability Screenings at Santa Monica’s Third St. Promenade this Saturday

Allsup sponsors Walk for Mental Health to kick off Mental Illness Awareness Week Belleville, Ill.—Oct.3, 2013—Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation, will offer free SSDI eligibility screenings at the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica during the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI) Walk for Mental Health, beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5. The […]

04.10.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Nike launches glow-in-the-dark Air Max collection

Nike launches glow-in-the-dark Air Max collection

(Relaxnews) – Following the release of the much-hyped glow-in-the-dark Nike Air Max Thea for women, the megabrand has unrolled a collection of Air Max sneakers designed to illuminate your nightly runs. Nike says its Air Max has always been about visibility in that the shoe introduced wildly bold colors to running footwear in its 1987 […]

04.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Football: 4.5 million World Cup tickets requested so far, says FIFA

Football: 4.5 million World Cup tickets requested so far, says FIFA

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – More than 4.5 million tickets have already been requested for the World Cup in Brazil, a week before the initial sales period ends, FIFA said Thursday. “This impressive total so far underlines the extraordinary level of interest in this 20th FIFA World Cup being played next year in the country of […]

04.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Julianne Moore gets star on Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’

Julianne Moore gets star on Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – American actress Julianne Moore received the 2,507th star on Hollywood Boulevard’s “Walk of Fame” Thursday, during a ceremony surrounded by colleagues from her career in film. Wearing a yellow dress and white heels, Moore unveiled her star, located opposite Hollywood’s historic Pantages Theatre, one week before the release of her latest film […]

04.10.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Elizabeth Olsen joins ‘The Avengers’ sequel

Elizabeth Olsen joins ‘The Avengers’ sequel

(Relaxnews) – According to one of her future co-stars, the American actress has landed a role in Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” slated to arrive in theaters in 2015. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Samuel L. Jackson, known in the “Avengers” universe as Nick Fury, confirmed that Elizabeth Olsen will be […]

04.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Health/fitness apps: Simply Being, iSergeant, Girl’s Diary

Health/fitness apps: Simply Being, iSergeant, Girl’s Diary

(Relaxnews) – Top health and fitness apps in iTunes charts around the globe include apps for meditation, interpreting your dreams, and military-style pushup training. Here are details on a selection of top ten iTunes free and paid health and fitness apps by country/region for the week, recorded on October 2. US: Argus This much-hyped app […]

04.10.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
AARP launches first National Asian American & Pacific Islander Ad Campaign

AARP launches first National Asian American & Pacific Islander Ad Campaign

Featuring Key Community Leaders Tony Taguba, Ginny Gong and Floyd Mori Washington, D.C. – AARP launched its first national Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) advertising campaign featuring key community leaders Tony Taguba, Ginny Gong and Floyd Mori. Created by DAE Advertising, AARP’s Asian advertising agency of record, the ads will run in prominent Asian […]

03.10.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Don’t let the US shutdown ruin your travel plans with these alternatives

Don’t let the US shutdown ruin your travel plans with these alternatives

(Relaxnews) – Travel plans in the US thwarted by the government shutdown that has closed down all national parks and public museums? Here’s a list of alternative destinations that may actually help you discover hidden gems traditionally bypassed for the typical tourist hotspots. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Alternative: International Spy Museum, National Geographic Museum James Bond […]

03.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·