Planning your great escape? Lonely Planet has a few ideas

Planning your great escape? Lonely Planet has a few ideas

(Relaxnews) – From a luxury spa treatment in Bali, to rhino-watching wilderness expeditions and meditative retreats in a monastery in Mallorca, the latest travel guide from Lonely Planet offers globetrotting ideas that promise to help readers reassess, recharge and inspire tired souls. Organized by theme, desires and interests, Lonely Planet’s Great Escapes includes 75 getaway ideas that […]

09.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Lifestyle, Online ·
Canada announces aviation agreements with 7 countries

Canada announces aviation agreements with 7 countries

(MONTREAL-AFP) – Canada announced Tuesday a series of air transport agreements with seven countries that will result in more flight options and routes for its airlines. In addition to more flights to and from the countries, the bilateral agreements will allow flights to accommodate passengers from partner airlines, in a process known as code-sharing, according […]

09.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Bradley Cooper on the set in Hawaii with Cameron Crowe

Bradley Cooper on the set in Hawaii with Cameron Crowe

(Relaxnews) – The American actor will be joined by Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone on the set of an untitled project. Cameron Crowe (“Jerry Maguire,” “Almost Famous”) announced via his personal website, Theuncool.com, that shooting has begun on the new film, which has been in the works for several years. The filmmaker remains cryptic regarding the […]

09.10.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Jennifer Lawrence to play yet another killer for Gary Ross

Jennifer Lawrence to play yet another killer for Gary Ross

(Relaxnews) – After “The Hunger Games” and before “East of Eden,” the actress and the director will team up for “Burial Rites.” Jennifer Lawrence and Gary Ross are in the final stages of talks with Lionsgate to move forward on this drama set in 19th-century Iceland, Deadline.com has learned. The feature will be based on […]

09.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jennifer Ehle in talks to play Anastasia’s mother in ’50 Shades of Grey’

Jennifer Ehle in talks to play Anastasia’s mother in ’50 Shades of Grey’

(Relaxnews) – The American actress is eyeing the role of Carla May Wilks in the forthcoming film adaptation of E.L. James’s bestselling novel, Deadline.com reports. Jennifer Ehle is a TV icon in the UK, in large part thanks to her role on the BBC adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice,” which aired in 1995.  The actress, […]

09.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The Fundamentals of Sponsoring a Spouse

The Fundamentals of Sponsoring a Spouse

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I have been a Canadian Citizen for nearly two decades. I have never sponsored anyone before. I want to sponsor my wife who is a Filipina and in Canada now as a visitor. Her status as a visitor will be expiring soon and she has heard from people in the […]

09.10.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Paramount Pictures presents: Spice and they’re nice

Paramount Pictures presents: Spice and they’re nice

By Rhony Laigo The place was Paramount Pictures. The show was action-packed, with crowds in “chaotic” pace which included swarms of buzzing people with oozing goodies on their mouths, and noisy as they moved from one spot to another while devouring free nourishments along the way. It was Thai Food Festival! The first of its […]

Fil-Am artist Eliseo Art Silva shows art at Downtown Artwalk

Fil-Am artist Eliseo Art Silva shows art at Downtown Artwalk

Los Angeles, CA – Filipino-American artist Eliseo Art Silva’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles is one of the “must see” destinations at the LAs Downtown Artwalk on October 10, 2013.  The show entitled “Mga Bulong ng Babaylan:  Whispers of the Shaman,” which will feature some thirty pieces of his work, is running until October 31 at Papi’s Pizzeria and Gallery […]

08.10.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Joey Albert, Nonoy Zuniga to Headline ‘HANEP SA WOW’ Filipino Fest, Nov. 30 at PALA

Joey Albert, Nonoy Zuniga to Headline ‘HANEP SA WOW’ Filipino Fest, Nov. 30 at PALA

Filipino Stars Fe de los Reyes, Eva Caparas, Jet Montelibano Also to Perform PALA, CA, October 2, 2014…Filipino pop stars and certified hit makers Joey Albert and Nonoy Zuniga will headline the “Hanep sa Wow” Filipino Music Festival at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, in the Infinity Showroom at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. The festival lineup also will include popular Filipino performers Fe de los Reyes, […]

08.10.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Sprinkles Cupcakes Salutes Grand Park’s First Birthday with a Sweet Treat

Sprinkles Cupcakes Salutes Grand Park’s First Birthday with a Sweet Treat

Park Turns One with Concert in Salute to Daniel Pearl World Music Days – LOS ANGELES (October 7, 2013) – Having Grand Park as a central gathering place in Los Angeles, and a place for celebration, fun and multi-cultural performing arts experiences, just got a little sweeter.  In honor of Grand Park’s first birthday, Sprinkles […]

08.10.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Worldwide box office: ‘Gravity’ starts strong

Worldwide box office: ‘Gravity’ starts strong

(Relaxnews) – The space thriller headlined by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney took in $82.95 million worldwide during its opening weekend, according to data from Rentrak. Released in theaters across 28 markets, “Gravity” was particularly popular with US moviegoers. Over October 4-6, Alfonso Cuaron’s film saw revenues of $55.5 million in the US, setting a new […]

08.10.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
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 ·