Thousands flock to posh Paris flash mob picnic

Thousands flock to posh Paris flash mob picnic

It’s the world’s classiest flash mob, when a highly selective group of guerrilla gourmets armed with picnic baskets and linen napkins take over a famous landmark. The latest “Diner en Blanc” (Dinner in White) took place in Paris Wednesday when some 7,000 people dressed in white from head to toe descended on the swanky Place […]

09.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Paris spreads some love with new social campaign

Paris spreads some love with new social campaign

(Relaxnews) – A huge social media campaign has been launched to boost Paris’s profile in the wake of the city’s November terrorist attacks. #ParisWeLoveYou is an online solidarity movement that asks participants to upload a profile picture which will be collated into a giant mosaic expected to be unveiled in the French capital at a […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Eiffel Tower reopens three days after Paris attacks

Eiffel Tower reopens three days after Paris attacks

(Paris, France-AFP) – The Eiffel Tower reopened on Monday, three days after closing because of the wave of terror attacks on Paris. The iconic tower — like monuments the world over following the deadly jihadist attacks on Paris — will be lit up in the French national colours blue, red and white from sundown, its […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Eiffel Tower closed indefinitely after Paris attacks

Eiffel Tower closed indefinitely after Paris attacks

(Paris-AFP) – The Eiffel Tower will be closed indefinitely following the wave of deadly attacks in Paris, the iconic landmark’s operator said on Saturday. The company decided to close the monument — normally visited by up to 20,000 people a day — after Friday’s attacks which claimed at least 128 lives, a spokeswoman told AFP. […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Australia, pyramids among Chinese travelers’ favorite countries and landmarks

Australia, pyramids among Chinese travelers’ favorite countries and landmarks

(Relaxnews) – Australia is the most popular dream destination among Chinese travelers in 2015, while the pyramids of Egypt has emerged as the most popular landmark they’d like to see before they die, according to a new report on the Chinese travel trends. In the fourth edition of the Chinese International Travel Monitor report by […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
5 spots to watch the Bastille Day fireworks for free

5 spots to watch the Bastille Day fireworks for free

(Relaxnews) – On Tuesday, July 14, at precisely 11pm, the city of Paris will let loose its traditional fireworks extravaganza, the theme of which this year is “Paris Welcomes the World.” If you don’t feel like shelling out the big bucks for a gorgeous terrace with a prime view of the Iron Lady, here are […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Tourist captures Eiffel Tower engagement and launches search for mystery couple

Tourist captures Eiffel Tower engagement and launches search for mystery couple

(Relaxnews) – An international man — and woman — hunt has been launched for a couple who got engaged at the top of the Eiffel Tower this month. It happened on the summer solstice. As California tourist Jen Hurd Bohn stood waiting in line at the Eiffel Tower, she spotted an intimate moment unfold between a couple […]

01.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Paris to be transformed into white-themed outdoor picnic

Paris to be transformed into white-themed outdoor picnic

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday night, thousands of elegantly dressed Parisians clad head to toe in white will transform an iconic site in the City of Light into an outdoor pop-up restaurant. This year marks the 27th edition of Diner en Blanc, a phenomenon in which about 10,000 diners dressed in their gleaming white Sunday best, […]

10.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Lights out in Australia as Earth Hour kicks off

Lights out in Australia as Earth Hour kicks off

(SYDNEY-AFP) – The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the sails on the nearby Opera House went dark Saturday, as lights on landmarks around Australia were switched off for the global climate change awareness campaign Earth Hour. Millions are expected to take part around the world in the annual event organised by conservation group WWF, with hundreds […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Eiffel Tower goes green with wind power

Eiffel Tower goes green with wind power

(Relaxnews) – As part of the renovation of the Parisian monument’s first floor, two wind turbines have been installed at vertical axes, announced the company that operates the Eiffel Tower this Thursday, February 26. The Eiffel Tower’s two new wind turbines, each measuring seven meters tall and three meters across, are located on the second […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Offbeat ·
World tour ends in anti-climax for jilted Canadian

World tour ends in anti-climax for jilted Canadian

(Ottawa-AFP) – A jilted Canadian man who posted an ad online for a travel partner with the same name as his ex-girlfriend is back home in Toronto after a world tour. But love did not blossom between Jordan Axani and the woman who filled in for his ex, as some who followed their adventures online […]

14.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Two American landmarks join Lego’s Architecture series

Two American landmarks join Lego’s Architecture series

(Relaxnews) – Attention design fans: two great American landmarks, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington and the Flatiron building in New York go on sale this year as part of the Lego Architecture series. The Flatiron building, located close by the toy giant’s new headquarters in New York’s Flatiron district, inspired Lego to create a replica […]

03.01.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden ·
New Lancôme makeup line a tribute to springtime in Paris

New Lancôme makeup line a tribute to springtime in Paris

(Relaxnews) – The luxury brand has revealed details on its spring 2015 makeup collection, titled French Innocence. In the mix are matte and shimmery eyeshadows ranging from pale nude to navy blue, along with vibrant pinks for the lips. Due for release in March, the French Innocence line embodies effortless Parisian chic, as well as […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Burj Al Arab to fete its 15th anniversary like it’s 1999

Burj Al Arab to fete its 15th anniversary like it’s 1999

(Relaxnews) – To mark its 15th anniversary, the Burj Al Arab — Dubai’s instantly recognizable sail-like landmark — will be throwing a party in keeping with the glitz and glamor of its hometown that will include a collaboration with Hermès and a fireworks and 3D projection mapping show. Built on an artificial island 280 meters […]

02.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
London’s Tower Bridge celebrates 120th anniversary

London’s Tower Bridge celebrates 120th anniversary

(Relaxnews) – To mark its 120th birthday on Monday, London’s iconic Tower Bridge has been festooned with blue and white balloons and ticket prices have been dropped to £1.20 — or 120 pence. The special edition commemorative tickets are replicates of the original invite to the opening ceremony in 1894 — and at £1.20 (about […]

30.06.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
This is the tourist destination with the highest approval rating: US publication

This is the tourist destination with the highest approval rating: US publication

(Relaxnews) – Consumers and travelers polled by a digital news magazine in the US have voted Paris the world’s top place to visit for 2014 and 2015. It may be the second year in a row that the City of Light topped US News & World Report’s annual World’s Best Places to Visit ranking, but the French […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
Base jumpers fret as French daredevils look to urban sites

Base jumpers fret as French daredevils look to urban sites

(PARIS-AFP) – Just before midnight, a man climbs onto a ledge on the 21st floor of a building in southwest Paris and leaps off. Seconds later he opens his parachute — all part of the thrill of base jumping. Unlike sky divers who leap from an aircraft, base jumpers take off from a fixed point, […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
10 things you didn’t know about the Eiffel Tower on its 125th birthday

10 things you didn’t know about the Eiffel Tower on its 125th birthday

(Relaxnews) – It takes a lot of primping and priming to look good at 125 years old. Just ask the Eiffel Tower, arguably the most recognizable silhouette in the world, and marks the milestone March 31. When Gustave Eiffel built the latticed tower for the World Fair in 1889, it was supposed to be a […]

31.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Lights off for Earth Hour’s global crowdfunding call

Lights off for Earth Hour’s global crowdfunding call

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Lights went off in thousands of cities and towns across the world on Saturday for the annual Earth Hour campaign, which is aiming to raise money via the Internet for local environmental projects. The Singapore-based campaign by conservation group WWF was boosted by Hollywood star power, with “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ stars Andrew […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Global landmarks switch off the lights for Earth Hour 2014

Global landmarks switch off the lights for Earth Hour 2014

(Relaxnews) – Famous buildings and monuments around the world will be plunged into darkness on March 29 to honor the global environmental initiative Earth Hour. In North America, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Empire State Building in New York and the Space Needle in Seattle are just some of the legendary sites which […]

17.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
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