Thursday, 29 November 2012 16:51

Miracles in Manhattan: A 1950s Makeover


Looks like couples in the 1950's lived just like us. This adorable pair of youngsters on a budget moved to a decrepit apartment in the Lower East Side and did what all New Yorkers do - they made the most of it, renovating the entire place from scratch.

Published in Best of the Web
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 00:03

A Brief History of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

The term "jiu-jitsu," (or, more properly, "jujutsu") was used in nineteenth-century Japan to describe a collection of various techniques for hand-to-hand combat.

According to Jigoro Kano, the founder of judo, jujutsu was: "...a system of attack that involved throwing, hitting, kicking, stabbing, slashing, choking, bending and twisting limbs, pinning an opponent, and defenses against these attacks."1

Published in Lifestyle

At SABON, you are at once immersed in a deliciously fragrant sensory frenzy encased within the walls of an urban oasis:

Published in Archived Interviews

When I lived in Germany and I was traveling, I always took a tube of Rei in der Tube (Rei.i.d.T.) detergent with me for hand washing in hotels. The tube itself is lightweight, the product is fantastic, and it lasts a good long while because it doesn't take much to clean a couple of articles of clothing.

Published in Travel

Notes On The Road is all about stories told in the first-person. So we thought, what better way to uncover the savviest Mother's Day presents than to ask some gal pals and moms what kinds of items make their special days most memorable.

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Really, it is the best lip gloss I've ever found.

On a recent trip to Chicago I was on my way to a little piece of (restaurant) heaven called "The Bongo Room" when my friend spontaneously suggested we head to the Mojo Spa after brunch. She had never been there and I readily agreed, always hungry to try something new. But first things first: food. We had fabulous apple pancakes and chorizo omelette and cup after cup of coffee. When we arrived next door at the Mojo Spa it was like we hadn't even left the restaurant--because beauty products aren't somehow magically created at the Mojo Spa, they are baked, seared, steeped, heated and melted--by a chef.

We've definitely got the scoop on this one. Last week, Notes On The Road polled some of the hottest, most drool-worthy male performers on the circuit, politely requesting that each divulge one secret on the lengths to which they are willing to go in the quest for matchless, airbrushed perfection.

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Airport. Car. Hotel. Repeat.

Spice up your travel log with these fun-loving tips to sculpt, stay fit and have fun out on the road.

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Or, how you get a new lambskin leather jacket that retailed at Barney's for $960, at a steal for $125. Or an exquisite Vera Wang wedding gown for $200 - oops, only if you click fast enough!

For those who love to immerse themselves in the delirium of fabric, textures, colors and sheer playful joy of accoutrement, deshabille, SHOES, formal and daily wear - and do it at an extreme bargain.

Published in Consumer Therapy

I think most traveling professionals would agree: Thumbing e-mail replies on-the-fly in another country, on a foreign network, is a gargantuan pain in the @$$. When I arrive in a new city and check into a hotel where the wireless is less than divine, and I collapse backwards in dramatic fatigue onto a bed that isn’t even mine—the last thing I want to do is reach over and “thumb-cuddle” with my Blackberry.


Published in Tech Savvy Chic