Apple sets the date for its Asia Red Friday sale

Apple sets the date for its Asia Red Friday sale

(Relaxnews) – The annual event designed to celebrate the Lunar New Year will take place on January 10. On that date, and for one day only, the Apple website and official Apple Stores in Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand are expected to offer generously discounted Macs, iPods, iPads and accessories. Expect quantities […]

Watch New York’s Times Square NYE countdown live on the web

Watch New York’s Times Square NYE countdown live on the web

(Relaxnews) – A billion people are expected to watch the New Year’s countdown from New York’s Times Square live on the web. And no fewer than one million people are expected to be attending the event onsite in the city. Starting at 6 PM (local time), Toshiba will be broadcasting live or pre-recorded videos featuring […]

27.12.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Entertainment, Holidays, New Year's Day, Online, Videos ·
World’s best bartender holiday cocktail recipe: The Magic Carpet

World’s best bartender holiday cocktail recipe: The Magic Carpet

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers a few cocktail recipe ideas to set the […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
China gets into the Christmas spirit

China gets into the Christmas spirit

(Relaxnews) – Christmas spirit is catching on in China, although admittedly not in the traditional Western sense. According to a recent article by Jing Daily, recent years have seen the holiday become increasingly trendy throughout the nation, as marketers latch onto a potentially lucrative opportunity. The Chinese take on the festive period is more focused on […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Vatican unveils Nativity scene on pope’s first Christmas

Vatican unveils Nativity scene on pope’s first Christmas

(VATICAN CITY-AFP) – Pope Francis on Tuesday prepared to celebrate his first Christmas as pontiff with a mass in St Peter’s Basilica as a giant traditional Nativity scene named in his honour was unveiled on St Peter’s Square. The Nativity scene made by Naples artisan Antonio Cantone this year is entitled “Francis 1223 — Francis […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Christmas, Destinations, Entertainment, Holidays ·
How to be a social butterfly this holiday season

How to be a social butterfly this holiday season

(Relaxnews) – Read the newspaper, set an internal time clock and don’t be late to the party — literally. These are among some of the tips offered by a “shyness expert” and psychology professor in the US on how to master one of the most important skills of the holiday season: small talk. If you […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Health & Fitness, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Echo rosemary turkey with rosemary-scented cocktail

Echo rosemary turkey with rosemary-scented cocktail

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers a few cocktail recipes to set the tone […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Battle of the Christmas decorations for Hong Kong malls

Battle of the Christmas decorations for Hong Kong malls

(HONG KONG-AFP) – In the race to extract cash from Christmas shoppers, Hong Kong’s myriad shopping malls have taken to heart the maxim that you must spend money to make money when it comes to decorations this festive season. From two-storey-high polar bears to giant Disney characters, the southern Chinese city is awash with increasingly […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
How the world’s best bartender makes eggnog

How the world’s best bartender makes eggnog

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers cocktail recipe ideas to set the tone and […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
How to make a hot toddy like the world’s best bartender

How to make a hot toddy like the world’s best bartender

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers festive cocktail recipes to set the tone and […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Where gourmands can dine for New Year’s Eve

Where gourmands can dine for New Year’s Eve

(Relaxnews) – From a seven-course meal that includes foie gras ravioli at The Dorchester in London, to a Vaudeville-themed cocktail party at Grant Achatz’s Chicago bar the Aviary, here’s a roundup of how some of the hottest tickets in town will be ringing in the new year. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London A New […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, New Year's Day ·
Where Americans are ringing in the New Year

Where Americans are ringing in the New Year

(Relaxnews) – Sun-soaked Orlando has outranked New York to become the most popular destination among Americans for ringing in the New Year, according to an online booking site. After looking at hotel bookings made on December 11 for travel between December 30 and January 2, Hotwire.com has deduced that revelers —  likely those in snow-swept […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, New Year's Day ·
Zaha Hadid designs charity Christmas Bauble

Zaha Hadid designs charity Christmas Bauble

(Relaxnews) – Architectural powerhouse Zaha Hadid is offering design fans the chance to bid on a Christmas decoration inspired by her research, all for a good cause. Designed for the Matthew Williamson-curated Christmas Tree currently on display at London’s Aqua Shard, the Christmas Bauble by Zaha Hadid is part of a charity auction for Kids […]

Makeup: shimmer and metallic tones a must this Christmas season

Makeup: shimmer and metallic tones a must this Christmas season

(Relaxnews) – This year’s holiday makeup is directly inspired by the Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collections, but with even more shimmer and with a number of more traditional colors (including gold and silver). As always at this time of year, beauty brands have presented enchanting collections worthy of the most special occasions, including Christmas and New Year’s […]

Louis Vuitton opens up in Courchevel for the ski season

Louis Vuitton opens up in Courchevel for the ski season

(Relaxnews) – On December 13, the luxury brand will open a pop-up store in the heart of the ultra-chic Courchevel ski resort in the French Alps. Skiers will have the option of taking a shopping break in a new Louis Vuitton boutique after a day on the slopes. The temporary boutique at Courchevel Village 1850, […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
How Americans will be spending the holidays: TripAdvisor

How Americans will be spending the holidays: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – New York and Orlando have emerged as the top US destination for Americans this holiday season. According to a TripAdvisor poll of 14,000 respondents across the US, for the 45 percent who said they plan to hit the road or the skies this month, the most popular domestic destination was the Big Apple, […]

10.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, New Year's Day, Online ·
Men’s grooming tutorials: shave, trim, know your products

Men’s grooming tutorials: shave, trim, know your products

(Relaxnews) – ‘Tis the season to be jolly, but that doesn’t have to mean red cheeks and unkempt facial hair. Here’s our man’s guide to grooming yourself for the holiday season. Shaving like a pro - http://youtu.be/IHV2CoJWpqI It all starts with a good clean shave. Blogger Aaron Marino shows you how to get the perfect shave. Start […]

09.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Online, Videos ·
Stocking stuffers: popular characters come to USB drives

Stocking stuffers: popular characters come to USB drives

(Relaxnews) – Whether you’re into superheroes, villains, video game avatars or classic cartoon personalities, there is a good chance you’ll find a USB drive made to look like your favorite character. And these days, who couldn’t use a little extra data storage? Next time you’re stumped for gifts, consider picking up a USB drive from […]

09.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Games, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Seven ways to battle the holiday bulge

Seven ways to battle the holiday bulge

(Relaxnews) – ‘Tis the season for holiday eating. And that means that most of us will pack on about one to two pounds (.5-1 kilo) this time of year. While that might not sound like much, annual weight gain adds up year after year. But rather than put down the eggnog and fruit cake altogether, […]

09.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Health & Fitness, Holidays, Sports & Recreation ·
Eco-friendly alternative trees for a Green Christmas

Eco-friendly alternative trees for a Green Christmas

(Relaxnews) – Hate fake plastic trees? Opting out of the traditional fir tree this year doesn’t mean you have to be a Scrooge when it comes to design, thanks to a host of chic sustainable alternatives. With materials ranging from cardboard to steel, re-usable Christmas trees have never been so innovative or stylish. British brand Timbatree recently […]

07.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
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