Posts tagged "london"

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

One Expensive Set Of Lips

…And no, we’re not talking about Heidi Montag’s augmented pout. London’s Victoria and Albert Museum announced today that it bought the original artwork for the Rolling Stone’s lips logo for $92,500. With that kind of money, you could buy 18,000 tubes of CoverGirl Continuous Color Lipstick in Toasted Almond (on sale for $5.13 each). [AP]…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 3, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: No Water Bottles In London, The World’s Most Powerful Women, And Divorce Rates

London, Ontario has banned the sale of bottled water at municipal buildings and facilities where water fountains are accessible. That’s one small step for mankind. [BBC]…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 29, 2008

Garden Tribute For Beatle George Harrison

George Harrison loved to garden — the dedication in his autobiography I Me Mine reads, “To All Gardeners Everywhere.” And at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, his widow, Olivia, is honoring his memory with a garden. The first part of the garden shows George’s birthplace in Liverpool, the second symbolizes the Sgt. Pepper day…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 19, 2008

Quick Pic: Posh Challenges Her Shadow To A Pose-Off

I think her top is really, really cool. [Harrods Department Store, London, U.K., 5/15/08]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 16, 2008

Sexual Assault Is No Laughing Matter

English “comedian” Johnny Vegas isn’t talented, but he is up to some serious funny business. Last Friday night, at one of his shows in London, after admitting he “had no material, and that he was there mostly to get laid,” Vegas allegedly singled out a teenage girl half his age in the audience. According to…

By: Simcha / May 2, 2008

Gone With The Wind: The Musical!

One of the things my paternal grandmother gave me, besides an addiction to soap operas and a moderate talent for knitting, is a huge appreciation for the genius of Gone With The Wind. I’ve read the book — all 1037 pages of it — 20 times and have seen the movie — all 238 minute…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 22, 2008

Lip Taken Out Of Service

The 670,000 women in the British service industry won’t let you call them sweetheart — or baby, or darling, or sweet cheeks, or even honey. Just like the women in 9 to 5 sans the ball-gagged boss, Women and Equalities Minister Harriet Harman is putting an end to womanizing in overlooked workplaces. Minister Harman ha…

By: Simcha / April 3, 2008

Romance On TV: The Bachelor Is Back And He’s British!

This is how devoted I am to The Frisky — I am actually going to watch the bajillionth season of The Bachelor and recap each week’s totally painful episode. Just kidding! Seriously, I’m psyched, I love “The Bach” — what an effing trainwreck. This season, the big man is a British moneybags named…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 18, 2008

Now This Is Belly Dancing

Gaining weight often makes women better dancers because they have something to shake, if you know what we mean. Case in point: Belly dancers — and a London ballet company couldn’t agree more. Balletlorent is looking for 12 pregnant women to join the cast of their next production “MaEternal.” The Artistic Director, Liv Lorent, who…

By: Simcha / March 14, 2008

Gone With The Wind

Some men get really creative when it comes to proposing marriage. My dad, for example, had a restaurant freeze my mother’s engagement ring in an ice cube and put it in her water glass. Luckily, she isn’t one of those people who likes to chew on ice. Well, Hajji, a London man, wanted his proposal…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 14, 2008

Student Sex Workers Rising Across The Pond

College students in the UK are getting sick of working their butts off and struggling to make loan payments, so more are turning to sex work in order to pay off their debt more quickly (while it may be quick, it’s certainly not painless). The number of students working in the sex industry has rise…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 19, 2008
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