Welcome to a semi-regular new travel feature on The Frisky! “Cities That Surprise” will highlight places across America (and maybe around the globe?!) that defied or exceeded our expectations, for whatever reason. Have you ever been somewhere that was unexpectedly awesome, or completely different than what you thought it was going to be? Do you live in a city that is constantly misunderstood or unappreciated? Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your nominations and I’ll help you spread the word about these hidden gem destinations that deserve way more credit.
And now, let’s discuss the city I visited a couple weeks ago that inspired this whole idea: Chattanooga, Tennessee. Keep reading »
The Hudson-Bellamy family arrived at LAX yesterday, and mama Kate was wearing a pair of seriously acid washed skinny jeans that, for whatever reason, I actually really like. Is it because she paired them with thoroughly modern black pumps and a simple white tank top? Or is it because I’m blinded by baby Bingham’s cute little face? Probably the latter, but whatever, I’m digging this look. [Photo: Splash News]
“Go to therapy. Clean up all of the shit. Clean up all of the toxins and the noise. Understand who you are. Educate yourself on the self. You can undo a lot of things. If you’re not happy, you can become happy. Happiness is a choice. That’s the thing I really feel. Like with friends who refuse to get happy, who refuse to rise above the discomfort of where they’re at.”
–In an interview for her Glamour cover story, Jennifer Aniston offered up these wise words in response to the question, “What advice would you give yourself in your thirties?” Gossip mags are latching onto the fact that Jen, now 44, was going through her very public divorce from Brad Pitt in her thirties, but I don’t think that’s what matters — this is damn good advice for anyone at any age, no matter their circumstances. [Us Weekly]
Last month I gave you my second-by-second reaction to the Backstreet Boy’s first single from their new album, In A World Like This. Yesterday, I told you that the whole album, which was released this week, is completely awesome, and wholly unlike any of their previous efforts (I’ve had it on repeat for two full days now). Just in case you’re still not convinced, check out BSB’s performance of their new song “Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of” (written by AJ and Kevin!) on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Their harmonies in the chorus are unreal. As is AJ’s beard. [YouTube via Idolator]
I’m pretty sure I literally gasped when I saw this photo of Gabrielle Union in a retro orangey-red dress and bold gold accessories. She looks so gorgeous, doesn’t she?. The neckline and shape of her dress would be great for ladies with curves, so I was inspired to find a plus-size version. Mission accomplished. Check out all the shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
Last weekend I popped into Sephora to restock my basic brown eyeliner and stumbled out hours later, hundreds of dollars poorer, with an armful of fuchsia lip gloss and a gnarly perfume hangover. The worst part? This happens every single freakin’ time I go to Sephora. I really should know better by now, but after polling the rest of the Frisky staffers, I’ve realized that Sephora psychosis is a universal experience. We all must accept that there are certain things that will happen every time you visit this Mecca of Makeup, no matter what your intentions or how much you try to resist. They are as follows… Keep reading »