“Just recently I started letting myself eat things from the minibar. When we were kids, we would never open the minibar. A $6 Snickers bar? But the other day I was in a hotel and I was staring at a Snickers bar, and I finally just ate it. Then it was like something in me snapped. I opened all these drinks. I thought: I can do it now. Now I’m all grown-up. I can eat things from the minibar.”
—Jennifer Lawrence, star of the eagerly anticipated “Hunger Games“ movie, tells Glamour magazine how her life has changed as a famous actress. As I mentioned here, I read the first Hunger Games book on my flight from Portland to New York and loved it. For the flight back home I bought the second book, Catching Fire, as well as this issue of Glamour, and by the time we landed I had transformed into a complete and total fangirl. Can’t wait to see Jennifer bring Katniss Everdeen to life on March 23rd! [Glamour]
My dad is a survivalist who has been teaching my brothers and me to tie tourniquets and fend off attackers since we were toddlers. This month, The Frisky’s theme is “Every Woman Needs,” which seemed like the perfect opportunity to ask my dad to give us a rundown of the items you would need to survive some kind of apocalyptic event: an earthquake, asteroid strike, zombie attack, etc. Click through to check out his suggestions, and, to borrow a quote from The Hunger Games: “May the odds be ever in your favor.”
Okay, okay, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver was actually using this glorious table of junk food to prove a point about the dangers of obesity as he kicked off a healthy cooking and nutrition initiative in Melbourne, Australia. I really admire Jamie and his work, but if I’m being completely honest, looking at this picture gave me a serious pizza craving.
As fun as it is to buy a new dress or a fabulous pair of platform sandals, sometimes it’s even better to take a break from accumulating new stuff and purge some of the ridiculous things we tend to hold onto. And with Spring coming up, it’s the perfect time to declutter your life. Not sure what to get rid of? We came up with this cheat-sheet to get you started. Please feel free to add to this list in the comments! Keep reading »
I’d never been to NYC before my trip last week (ridiculous, I know!), and I loved every New York minute of it, from the pizza and the crazy cab drivers to the Diptyque sample sale and even the bedbug scare. Whenever I travel, I love checking out the style of each city, and since New York is the fashion capital of the world, I had plenty of eye candy. New Yorkers are famous for wearing black, but other than that the city’s aesthetic is so diverse it’s tough to pin down the quintessential NYC outfit. That being said, here’s a style equation I spotted on the street many times: anorak, skinny jeans, knee-high boots, black tote bag, and trendy sunglasses. Want to get this simple, chic look for yourself? Check out shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
Deborah Lippman nail polish doesn’t mess around. It’s not simply shimmery or sparkly, it’s packed full of actual glitter. This particular style, called “Happy Birthday,” contains a rainbow of reflective confetti, and can be layered over other colors to create different looks. Who cares if my actual birthday isn’t until May? I think I’m getting an early present for myself this year. [$18, Nordstrom]
I might have gasped a little when I saw pictures of these framed flower vases. They’re creative, unexpected, and, luckily for us, they’re super easy to make. All you need are some frames, twine, and small vases, and voila: an eye-catching new way to display Spring’s prettiest stems. [via Flamingo Toes]
Happy Friday! It’s time for this week’s edition of Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha, starring a nearly naked Lady Gaga (before she was Gaga), an epic pelvic thrust from Taylor Swift, and a few unlucky models trying desperately not to flash the cameras. Click through to check it out, and remember — if you spot a Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha moment, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You already buy your coffee tables, pillows, couches, bookshelves, and meatballs from IKEA — are you ready to take the next step and buy your house there too? Ready or not, it will soon be an option: IKEA has teamed up with design firm Ideabox to produce eco-friendly prefabricated homes. The one-bedroom units are built with green materials, come fully furnished in IKEA design schemes, and are actually kind of a steal at $79,500. Obviously this is huge news for those of us who’ve been wanting to take our “500 Days Of Summer” roleplaying to the next level, but anyone who enjoys decorating their own space is probably going to take a pass.
How about you? Would you live in an IKEA house? [Babble]