Design porn: the Pantone Hotel just opened in Brussels, and its rooms feature decor based on Pantone paint colors. Best of all, this sleek design hotel is actually affordable, with some accommodations priced less than $100 per night! [Pantone Hotel] Keep reading »
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Add this to the list of things you don’t need—an Yves Saint Laurent travel adapter, which costs an astonishing $450. So what does this baby do? The gadget lets you convert nearly any plug you’ve got to fit the power outlets of 150 countries. So … when you’re in Israel and need to plug in your Russian hairdryer, you’ll be all set. [T Magazine Blog] Keep reading »
A quick glance around any airplane is often an assault to your eyes. Whether too short, too tight, too sloppy, or too much, travelers are highly susceptible to putting on clothes inappropriate for their journey. Though it’s taken years, I think I’ve finally mastered the art of dressing for a long flight. It requires a subtle balancing act between comfort and style, as well as an understanding that flip-flops and a miniskirt simply don’t suit on an eight-hour plane ride. Keep reading for tips to keep you happy and adorable all the way to your destination. Keep reading »
The friendly skies have gotten a little choosy about who gets to fly in them, or so it seems for Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who’s banned from all United Airline flights. The actor landed himself on the no-fly list as a result of an unruly, alcohol-filled episode early this month. Meyers worried the crew when they saw him guzzling down drinks in the first class lounge before an early flight. Their concern was well-founded, because while boarding the plane, Meyers became belligerent and disruptive, causing him to be escorted from the aircraft. The incident also proved that there are some issues that the actor’s sexiness cannot solve. This was not Meyers’ first run-in with air and alcohol—he was previously arrested for attacking a staff member at a bar in Charles de Gaulle airport. [Radar Online]
But on the bright side, he is in good company! Read on for a list of other celebrities who had an issue at airports before they even got off the ground. Keep reading »
Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbet, and Amanda Pressner—aka “The Lost Girls”—were just typical 20-something New York City gals. Until four years ago, they made a life-changing decision to leave their media jobs, apartments, and boyfriends behind to embark on a 60,000 mile, year-long sojourn around the world. Their goal? To venture off the beaten path and make due without the usual creature comforts. In fact, they stuck to a strict budget of $30 a day. “The state of being lost,” Jennifer says, “means that you’re ready to make some kind of change, to do some deeper examination of who you really are as a person and who you’d like to become.” Holly adds, “Travel is one deliberate, rewarding way to get that process started.” Keep reading »
The other day Leo asked us Frisky staffers a question about where we spend our summer vacations, which got me reminiscing about summers past and daydreaming of my upcoming trips. I grew up overseas (my parents were/are educators at schools on U.S. military bases), and my family spent summers at my maternal grandparents’ house in St. Louis. My memories are laced with rides down the Mississippi River on my aunt and uncle’s boat, swapping ghost stories with my grandfather in the backyard at dusk, sleepovers with my cousins, eating Grandma’s fried chicken, and taking lots of road trips with my parents all over the country. I loved summers not just for the time off from school, but because it was the only time of year I got to see my extended family whom I loved so much (especially my grandparents) and for two months out of the year, I got to be a “normal” American with cable TV, malls, and fast food burger joints. It was just like in the movies! Keep reading »
Looks like this Barbie-themed hotel room thing is becoming quite a trend. First the Palms in Las Vegas went Mattel-mad with a set of suites, now the super-swank Plaza Athénée in Paris has a special room decked out Barbie-style … for the sweet price of 1,600 Euros a night. Guaranteed nightmares? [BlackbookMag.com] Keep reading »
Giorgio Armani has just opened his first hotel in Dubai, and while the super-sleek design definitely has the designer’s mark, the aesthetics are so minimalist that the place might as well be the backdrop for a “Matrix” movie. The muted color palette of grays, browns, and blacks, in combo with modern furniture, gives off that sterile/drab/futuristic thing. Seriously, that hallway with the creepy light at the end? It makes us think there aren’t bedrooms behind those doors, but rather alien pods hooked up to some cyber-killing machine.
This location is apparently the first of several other planned sites in cities all over the world—New York, London, Tokyo, and Shanghai to name a few. (The Armani takeover has begun!) Check out a few more pics after the jump. [Racked.com] Keep reading »
I am essentially living my dream—seven months ago, I packed up my life in New York and decided to move to Paris for a year. I get a lot of “How did you do it?” questions from people with similar aspirations, all of whom seem to think that moving abroad was a whimsical decision I made in a week. Not the case—planning such an endeavor took months, not just to sort out logistics, but also to save money. Lots of it.
Thinking about ex-pat life? Here are some tips to save and manage your money to make it possible, plus things to consider once you make the jump. Keep reading »