Posts tagged "england"

UK Man Drops Dead After Opening “Pandora’s Box”

Novel idea: if, for any reason or due to any twist of fate, one stumbles across a container labeled "Pandora's box," refrain from opening it. We all know what happened last time, right? There shouldn't have to be a next time for something that, as legend goes, is responsible for giving us all of the…

By: Rachel Krause / November 12, 2013

Hundreds Of Strangers Attend Lonely Vet’s Funeral After Obituary Goes Viral

Have I got the perfect heartwarming Veteran's Day story for you! When British World War II vet Harold Jellicoe "Coe" Percival passed away last month at the age of 99, the local newspaper ran an obituary that sadly revealed Percival had no living relatives to attend his funeral. The obit also included a line asking "any service…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 11, 2013

Customers Tattle On Pirated Porn Over Poor Quality

Pirates, pirates, pirates. We need to have a little chat. Don't make shitty quality copies unless you want your customers to go crying to the police about not getting what they paid for, undermining your whole business. Which is exactly what a few porn fans did in Hull, England. Fred Thompson (not that one) and…

By: Alyson Penn / August 11, 2013

Confused: Hospital Serving Alcohol

Okay, now I'm really not sure if alcohol is good for me or bad for me. According to Daily Mail, The North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke, England, has applied for an alcohol license serve wine and beer to patients in a private wing. A nurse will literally bring you a beer as you lay sickly i…

By: Mary Odell / July 22, 2013

British Prime Minister Reveals Crackdown On Internet Porn

David Cameron, British Prime Minister, has announced that every household will now be blocked from viewing online porn and other adult materials unless they specify that they would like the block to be removed. He has also announced that it is now a criminal offense to possess porn that depicts rape or simulated rape, report…

By: Mary Odell / July 22, 2013

Pip Pip Cheerio! Gay Marriage Now Legal In England And Wales

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill received royal assent this morning, thus legalizing gay marriage in both England and Wales. Royal assent in the United Kingdom takes place after both the House of Lords and the House of Commons have passed a bill. The Queen then agrees to make the bill an Act of Parliament,…

By: Mary Odell / July 17, 2013

Dancing Queen Bus Stop Lady Has The Right Idea

The name William W. Purkey might not mean anything to you, but he's the guy who coined the phrase "dance like nobody's watching." That's pretty solid advice, we think. Take this unidentified woman grooving along to her headphones at a bus stop in the British town of Eastleigh. Who among us hasn't secretly danced at…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 19, 2013

Princess Eugenie Chooses Patriotic Nail Art To Celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

I am not qualified to talk about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, because I know literally nothing about it except for this very factual article I read on Vice. What can I say? I'm incredibly American in my ignorance. But oh my god, you guys, a royal wore nail art! Okay, so it was Princess Eugenie…

By: Rachel Krause / June 6, 2012

God Save The Queen’s Pudding Bars

As I've mentioned about a billion times before, I'm totally obsessed with everything British, so when I saw these candy bars--which combine traditional British pudding flavors, chocolate, and a colorful Union Jack design--I was sold. Crafted in honor of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, they're swirled with fun ingredients like toffee, strawberry, white chocolate, and meringue.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 23, 2012

British Elegance At The Royal Ascot Ladies’ Day!

British ladies have a reputation for being so much more refined and classy than their American counterparts. Well, let me just dispel that rumor right now. Brits are no more classy and elegant than we are -- if these pictures from the Royal Ascot Ladies' Day are proof. For some reason, there is a subset of British…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 14, 2012

Catherine Zeta-Jones Is Knighted, Wears A Crazy Hat For The Occasion

Yesterday, the gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones was dubbed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, the third highest rank in the UK, for her movies and charity work. She is now just one rank away from becoming an official Dame. Side note: Catherine seems to have caught Kate Middleton's penchant for…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 25, 2011

Oscar Theory #11: Whoever Wins The BAFTA Gets The Oscar

When it comes to the acting awards at the year's Oscars, it looks things could get very British. No, not because the world has gone mad over Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding. Because Brit Colin Firth looks like an almost shoe-in to win Best Actor for his performance in "The King's Speech," while hi…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 24, 2011

Mystery: English Dudes Shopping In Sherlock Holmes’ Wardrobe?

Bad teeth aside, the idea of English guys is quite romantic. You've got your Hugh Grants (awkward/charming), Colin Firths (will fight a man in a fountain for you and love you "just as you are"), and Jude Laws (OK, not romantic, but is damn hot and is one fantasy lay). Needless to say, the accent…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 20, 2010

Is Samantha Cameron The New Michelle Obama?

With Samantha Cameron's arrival on the scene, it looks like political fashion is a style subject that's going to remain relevant for years to come. The wife of new British Prime Minister David Cameron is in the debut stages of becoming a full-on fashion obsession who will likely join the design dialogue already put i…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 13, 2010

Go British Or Go Home

In this striking set from the October issue of Vogue UK, Mario Testino rounds up Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Lily Donaldson for an homage to the history of fashion across the pond. The ladies model Vivienne Westwood and the Union Jack alongside the Queen's guardsmen. The Sid-and-Nancy look could beat up the Twiggy look…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 22, 2009

A British Company Tries To Ban High Heels For “Health” Reasons

One company across the pond is trying to pass a new policy that bans something sexist, dangerous and hazardous to women’s health: high heels. Oh yes, while most people think the British Trade Union Congress should be dealing with labor policies, the mostly male organization is currently tackling Christian Louboutins. They are drafting a ba…

By: Daniela Guernica / August 6, 2009

Put On Your Nylons, Dollface, It’s Time For An Air Raid Party

Brits. We will never understand them sometimes—and not just because of the cute accents. Tonight some rather cheeky Brits are celebrating a "Blitz Party," the 65th anniversary of D-Day, when the Allied forces invaded Normandy, France, during WWII. (The Blitz was when the Germans bombed the city of London for over a month straight, te…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 6, 2009

Girl Scouts Want To Ban Airbrushing

Their uniform isn’t the only thing the Girl Scouts, or “Girl Guides,” as they’re called in the UK, are modernizing; their manifesto is getting updated, too. No longer so focused on sewing, cooking, and making Mother’s Day corsages out of pink tissue paper, modern-day scouts are more concerned with putting a ban on “the airbrushing…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 2, 2008

The Frisky Guidebook: London

London needs little introduction. Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, high tea at four o’ clock: even on the beaten tourist circuit, this city is a charmer. But it’s also a high-energy international center that manages to be old-world classy and cutting-edge trendy all at the same time. English-speaking and cute accents… how can you go wrong?

By: Lindsay Allen / October 2, 2008

Five Things You Might Not Know About Kate Middleton

Prince William's longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton surprised us this week in a pair of yellow short-shorts and sequined halter top she wore to an '80s-themed charity event she co-hosted. Typically, the 26-year-old wears dresses or suits of which the Queen would approve. What else don't we know about her? Madame Tussauds has already started making…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 19, 2008
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