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 ·
‘May We Be Forgiven’ wins Women’s Prize for Fiction

‘May We Be Forgiven’ wins Women’s Prize for Fiction

(Relaxnews) – US author A.M. Homes has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize), beating favorite “Bring Up the Bodies” by Hilary Mantel. “To pick one book from the wealth of talent on show would make the strongest heart quail,” said judges chair Miranda Richardson of the panel’s task, congratulating each of […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Hermès releases new travel spray bottles for its fragrances

Hermès releases new travel spray bottles for its fragrances

(Relaxnews) – As you pack your bag for your next vacation you might well be wondering how to add an extra splash of luxury to your suitcase. If so, you’ll be happy to hear that Hermès has added four new colorful options (‘bleu galice’ blue, ‘rose crevette’, ‘vert canopée’ green and ‘jaune soufre’ yellow) to its line […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Carey Mulligan favorite to play Hillary Clinton in biopic

Carey Mulligan favorite to play Hillary Clinton in biopic

(Relaxnews) – The odds are on English actress Carey Mulligan to land the lead in “Rodham,” a biopic about Hillary Clinton’s early years in politics. At 28, Carey Mulligan is ahead of Amanda Seyfried and even Scarlett Johansson in the running for the role of the heroine in this independent political drama. Mulligan, who debuted […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
How Americans will be spending their summer holidays this year

How Americans will be spending their summer holidays this year

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to vacation planning, holidaymakers in the US said their top priority is to immerse themselves in the local culture, followed by shopping and feasting on local cuisine. Those are among some of the findings in the latest “American Express Spending & Saving Tracker” report, released this week, which likewise found […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Philippines starts preparations for hosting of World Economic Forum on East Asia next year

Philippines starts preparations for hosting of World Economic Forum on East Asia next year

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar) The Philippines has started its preparations for next year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia, a government official said Thursday. President Aquino, who is expected to arrive here Friday morning, is attending the closing plenary of the 22nd WEF East Asia Summit to personally invite the delegates of WEF to the Philippines next […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Invitation to The Mango Bride Reading and Reception on June 27, 6:30 pm

Invitation to The Mango Bride Reading and Reception on June 27, 6:30 pm

You are cordially invited to a reading and reception of The Mango Bride with author Marivi Soliven, Grand Prize Winner – 2011 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy onJune 27, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP to marivi_blanco@yahoo.com. About the Author […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·