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10 Apr

Fun and Frugal Bachelorette Party Destinations

The bachelorette party is one of the many fun traditions that the bride-to-be generally partakes in — it's essential to get together with some of your girlfriends and spend some quality time before the big day. Lonely Planet travel experts Heather Dickson and Emily Matchar weighed in on the must-visit vacation spots that will give you a bang for your bachelorette bucks. Washington DC "All the best things to do in DC during the day, except shop, are basically free — including botanical gardens, art galleries, and museums," said Dickson. "At night, hit happy hour at bars like Madam's Organ in Adams Morgan." Miami "If you want to see and be seen on your bachelorette party, then head to South Beach, Miami. Lincoln Road, Miami Beach Boardwalk, and Ocean Drive are made for people-watching, and the hotels that make...
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2 Apr

The 2020 Yaris Adventure

What happens if you chop off the back of a Toyota Yaris sedan to create a mini pickup truck? Toyota did that with the 2020 Yaris Adventure, which is outfitted with a more rugged-looking front end with tow hooks and a Nissan Xterra–esque roof rack. There are no changes to the car's 1.5-liter inline-four, which makes 103 horsepower and 112 lb-ft of torque, meaning the Yaris Adventure (if it existed) couldn't haul much, but it does have a claimed 7.6 inches of ground clearance. You've probably figured out by now that it's an April Fools' Day joke, but we think the Yaris Adventure pickup illustrates something interesting. Entries in today's "mid-size" pickup segment are still relatively large, and we've heard cries...
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13 Feb

CHANEL, ROUGE COCO FLASH

ROUGE COCO FLASH, the new lipstick by CHANEL, unites a vibrant flash of color and shine with extreme comfort. No waiting. No effort. No compromises. FLASH APPLICATION With ROUGE COCO FLASH, finding your lipstick shade has never been easier. In a glance, its transparent shimmering golden cap reveals the color inside. In a flash, the stick dresses lips in dazzling radiance. The countdown has begun. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ! 5 - LIPSTICK GLIDES OVER LIPS. 4 - COLOR POPS. 3 - SHINE DAZZLES. 2 - COMFORT SETS IN. 1 - YOUR SMILE LIGHTS UP. THE COLOR Developed by Lucia Pica, CHANEL Global Creative Makeup and Color Designer, each of the 27 ROUGE COCO FLASH shades incites intense, immediate and irresistible desire! Packed with pigments, this new lipstick...
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6 Feb

The 2019 Ford Ranger

After only a few months on the market, Ford's new Ranger mid-size pickup truck is being recalled to fix an issue with the automatic transmission's shifter interlock override feature. The recall affects 3000 Ranger models in the United States and 500 in Canada that were produced between June 4, 2018, and January 9, 2019. The shifter interlock override feature is meant to prevent unwanted vehicle movement, locking the transmission when in park and requiring the vehicle to be running and the driver's foot on the brake to shift into reverse, neutral, or drive. According to a statement from Ford, the affected Rangers may have faulty PRNDL bezel wiring that can interfere with the feature. The company reported that it isn't aware of any accidents...
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7 Jan

The Golden Globes Red Carpet 2019

The 2019 Golden Globes red carpet has wrapped, and while last year's looks might've been all one color, the gowns will be remembered for their extraordinary meaning. If you recall, stars came together in 2018 to support the black dress initiative, a symbol of protest against sexual harassment in the industry. That's one tough act to follow — even with all the tulle in the world. Emma Stone Holly Taylor Camilla Belle Rachel Brosnahan gave a fashion nod to the Time's Up movement with this bracelet. Justin Hartley adjusts the dress of his wife, Chrishell Stause. Jeannie Mai gets some help with her dress. Idris Elba walks the red carpet with his fiancee, Sabrina Dhowre, and his daughter, Isan. Isan, right, is a Golden Globes ambassador this year. Amy Adams Terry Crews and his wife,...
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26 Dec

Rose Gold Gifts So Dazzling

Rose gold might be nontraditional, but the romantic metal is definitely here to stay. From jewelry trends to hair color, we can't get enough of the pinkish hue — and the holidays are a perfect excuse to splurge on rose gold goodies. So if you or a loved one are tickled pink by rose gold, then you'll love these gorgeous gifts.   It Brushes For Ulta Your Glam Must-Haves 5 Pc Brush Set + Exclusive Clutch. This glam It Brushes For Ulta Your Glam Must-Haves 5 Pc Brush Set + Exclusive Clutch ($125) is dazzling. Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil. You'll glow all over with this Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil. Tory Burch Robinson Convertible Metallic Leather Shoulder Bag. This Tory Burch Robinson Convertible Metallic Leather Shoulder Bag ($298, originally $398) truly goes...
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13 Nov

Live Like a Local with Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

Singapore hotel launches experiential local tours and workshops for in-house guests. Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, an award-winning 5-star hotel overlooking the Singapore river, wants to help its guests “Live like a Local” through a year-long campaign of weekly experiential local tours and monthly workshops designed to showcase the rich tapestry of Singapore’s sights, tastes and sounds from the locals themselves. Come 1 December 2018, across a period of one year, international travellers and local staycation guests are in for a treat when they book their stay with Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore. Happening every Saturday with compliments from the hotel, embark on a half-day tour at one of Singapore’s oldest housing estate—yet undeniably one of the hippest neighbourhood Tiong Bahru....
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21 Oct

The Honest Co. Hand Sanitizier Spray

There's really no time of year when you shouldn't be using hand sanitizer — especially if you, like me, live in New York City and come into contact with an unthinkable number of germs via the Subway or even the door handle to get into your office building.     But now that cold and flu season is officially upon us (reminder: go get your flu shot!), it's all the more reason to stock up. So you might as well stock up on a good one that's actually pleasant to use, like The Honest Co.'s version. It's plant-based and hypoallergenic, and I've found that it definitely doesn't dry out my hands as much as other formulas can. That's probably because this one (while, yes, being made...
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19 Aug

Bring on the Night with Singapore Night Festival 2018!

The Singapore Night Festival 2018 ushers in a new era of creativity as it kicked off its 11th edition this evening, inviting festival-goers to come and Bring on the Night. Lighting up Singapore’s arts and heritage precinct, the crowd-favourite Night Lights opened the Festival, featuring 14 immersive and interactive light artworks by artists and creatives from different disciplines, backgrounds and walks of life. The full façade of the Singapore Art Museum is lit as Odyssey takes festival-goers on a truly out-of-this-world adventure. This is the world premiere of the projection mapping project by Arnaud Potter and Timothée Mironneau from France.   Orbit, by LiteWerkz, is one of five installations selected as part of SNF’s third annual Open Call for Night Lights, which seeks out creative...
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28 Jul

3 Skyscraper Hotels in Asia Pacific

With ever more skyscrapers sprouting up in cities across Asia, today’s jet-setting travellers are constantly on the lookout for the next new venue offering up the best city views of a destination, from 30, 40, or 50 storeys up. Even better if they can indulge in a delicious meal or sunset cocktail at the same time! The good news is, many of these skyscrapers house 5-star hotels and a plethora of dining options, giving travellers more choice of places to go to soak in the sweeping city views. Here are three skyscraper hotels across Asia Pacific to check out. Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, Thailand (57 storeys, 242m) With the opening of South East Asia’s first Waldorf Astoria on 30th August 2018 comes a gleaming...
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