For mystic life and a spiritual tune-up, go to Brasilia

For mystic life and a spiritual tune-up, go to Brasilia

(BRASILIA-AFP) – Brazil’s capital is well known for the modern architecture of its designer, the late Oscar Niemeyer. But mystic types come for a different kind of thrill, like communicating with the spirits. The greater Brasilia area has around nearly 1,000 worship sites for every possible faith in the country with, at least nominally, the […]

09.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Offbeat ·
Pie in the sky with DomiCopter

Pie in the sky with DomiCopter

(Relaxnews) – Pizza deliveries take to the air with Domino’s DomiCopter, a remote-controlled drone aircraft modified to deliver deep pan and thin crust payloads. The result of what Domino’s UK calls “exciting technological research,” though what many readers will probably describe as a clever publicity stunt, The DomiCopter can climb at high speeds to high […]

Cool down with a dill pickle or peanut butter and curry popsicle

Cool down with a dill pickle or peanut butter and curry popsicle

(Relaxnews) – After gelato, frozen yogurt and shaved ice comes the ‘artisanal popsicle,’ the latest frozen treat expected to heat up summer menus this year. Restaurants and chefs are getting creative with flavor pairings, freezing flavors like Thai basil, tamarind lime and coconut into popsicle form at a Vietnamese restaurant in Brooklyn, for example, or […]

09.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Tom Hardy joins the yakuza in ‘The Outsider’

Tom Hardy joins the yakuza in ‘The Outsider’

(Relaxnews) – This crime drama will mark Japanese director Takashi Miike’s first foray into English-language cinema, reports Deadline.com. Tom Hardy has signed up for the lead in this indie thriller produced by Joel Silver (“Die Hard,” “Sherlock Holmes”). In this original screenplay by Andrew Baldwin, the English actor plays a US veteran who joins the […]

09.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New York readies major Le Corbusier show

New York readies major Le Corbusier show

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Nearly half a century after his death, New York’s Museum of Modern Art will pay homage to celebrated French architect and designer Le Corbusier in a major exhibit that opens next week. The extensive show will focus on the way Le Corbusier viewed and observed different landscapes throughout his career, featuring his […]

09.06.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
No more politics for Christopher de Leon

No more politics for Christopher de Leon

SANDY Andolong said that her husband actor Christopher “Boyet” de Leon is keen to stay out of politics in the coming years. Sandy said Christopher is doing great and is now focusing on his television commitments after his failed congressional bid in the 2nd district of Batangas. “Nobody is really sad. Yung point of view […]

08.06.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
New TV series billed as ‘Sex in the City’ for women in food

New TV series billed as ‘Sex in the City’ for women in food

(Relaxnews) – A new reality TV series that follows the lives of five single women in Los Angeles as they try to “claw their way to the top” of the food scene is being pitched as “Sex in the City” meets “Eat, Pray, Love.” In a riff on Elizabeth Gilbert’s runaway best-selling book, “Eat, Drink, […]

08.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Food & Dining ·
Formula One stalls in Bangkok as law bans car racing

Formula One stalls in Bangkok as law bans car racing

(BANGKOK-AFP) – Bangkok’s chances of hosting a lucrative Formula One race have faded after planners banned car racing from the city’s historic quarter, officials said Friday. The city was touted to host a landmark F1 night race in 2015, with a track mooted for the tourist area around the Grand Palace and a number of […]

08.06.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Psy gives crash course on Korea to promote tourism

Psy gives crash course on Korea to promote tourism

(Relaxnews) – Korea’s tourism board has released the first promotional video featuring the country’s international ambassador to the world, Psy, condensing the country’s culture and assets into ‘Wiki Korea’ soundbites for the uninitiated. It’s a crash course on the rising Asian powerhouse squeezed into a one-and-a-half minute YouTube clip that touches on the country’s gastronomy, […]

08.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, International Stars, Music, Videos ·
World’s biggest mall and Ferris wheel planned for Las Vegas

World’s biggest mall and Ferris wheel planned for Las Vegas

(Relaxnews) – Plans are afoot to build a mega-resort that would house the world’s largest shopping mall, the world’s largest Ferris wheel, sports arenas and theme parks — and this time, it’s not in the Middle East. Bahamas-based Eurasia Resorts has released details on its next project that will transform 1,200 hectares of space not […]

08.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Ralph Lauren launches Polo Red fragrance for men

Ralph Lauren launches Polo Red fragrance for men

(Relaxnews) – Ralph Lauren has released a new high-octane men’s scent inspired by the designer’s love of classic cars. Soundtracked by “Cut Me Some Slack,” the rock anthem produced when Paul McCartney teamed up with former Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, the 1 minute 20 second video advertising Ralph Lauren’s new […]

08.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Videos ·
One Direction unveils fragrance

One Direction unveils fragrance

(Relaxnews) – The British-Irish superstars have announced details of their upcoming fragrance, Our Moment. Bandmembers Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles hosted a special event at ‘The Gherkin’, the Swiss Re skyscraper in London, to unveil the new fragrance, named after the song “Moments” on the group’s first album. Created […]

08.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Music ·
Marks & Spencer joins the London Collections: Men

Marks & Spencer joins the London Collections: Men

(Relaxnews) – The famous British high-street retailer will be joining the lineup at the menswear fashion week in London this June. The menswear feast known as the London Collections: Men is set to take place June 15-18, and Marks & Spencer will be part of the festivities for the first time. During a three-hour static show, the […]

08.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Miss Philippines USA 2013 is all set for Aug. 18

Miss Philippines USA 2013 is all set for Aug. 18

Glendale, Ca-  The tradition continues! Miss Philippines USA 2013 is officially locked and loaded. Coronation night is on Sunday, August 18 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, in La Mirada, California. Last year’s pageant was sold out with more than 1200 attendees. It is anticipated that this year’s pageant will duplicate the number of attendees and […]

07.06.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Bacon gift sets hottest Father’s Day idea this year

Bacon gift sets hottest Father’s Day idea this year

(Relaxnews) – A pork lover’s gift set that includes a full pack of bacon, a money clip for the man who ‘brings it home’ and cuff links shaped like bacon strips have become some of this season’s hottest Father’s Day gift ideas. It’s a clever marketing campaign launched to coincide with Father’s Day next week by American […]

07.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Videos ·
Qatar Rail grants Doha Metro contracts worth $8.2 bn

Qatar Rail grants Doha Metro contracts worth $8.2 bn

(DOHA-AFP) – Qatar Rail has awarded four contracts to design and build railway lines worth $8.2 billion in the first phase of construction for the Doha Metro, a newspaper reported on Thursday. “These four D&B contracts for the first phase of Qatar’s ambitious metro rail include Red Line North, Red Line South, Green Line and […]

07.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Health and fitness agenda: Wanderlust, Mind Over Madness

Health and fitness agenda: Wanderlust, Mind Over Madness

Relaxnews) – Coming up, Vermont ramps up for its annual yoga and music festival, Wanderlust, while New Yorkers seek yogic tranquility in one of the busiest places on earth, Times Square. Wanderlust June 21-24 Bondville, Vermont, USA This popular annual festival is all about yoga, music, and nature. Days are for downward dogs with 40+ […]

07.06.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness ·
‘Little Prince’ voice cast to star Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard and James Franco

‘Little Prince’ voice cast to star Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard and James Franco

(Relaxnews) – Rachel McAdams, Benicio del Toro and Paul Giamatti have likewise all signed up to lend their voices to an upcoming animated adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s children’s classic, reports The Hollywood Reporter. First announced four years ago, the project, financed by Onyx Films, is now finally being fleshed out with the choice of […]

07.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: Liam Hemsworth caught between Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman in “Paranoia”

Trailer: Liam Hemsworth caught between Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman in “Paranoia”

Relaxnews) – A tense trailer is now out to promote this corporate espionage thriller inspired by Joseph Finder’s bestseller. The sneak peek on Yahoo!Movies follows an ambitious young man caught in a web of influence and industrial espionage spun by two rival telecom moguls. Helmed by Robert Luketic, “Paranoia” stars Liam Hemsworth, who played a pivotal part […]

07.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Watch: final trailer for ‘Man of Steel’

Watch: final trailer for ‘Man of Steel’

(Relaxnews) – A new trailer has been released for the latest Superman movie, showing action scenes and summing up Kal-El’s life, from arriving on Earth as a baby to becoming Superman. In addition to Henry Cavill as the superhero, the trailer shows Russell Crowe as his father, Michael Shannon as evil general Zod, and Amy […]

07.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·