This passport holder is more than a mock airplane safety brochure. From “consult nitrous mask for in-flight comfort” to a very necessary “no clapping” sign, this passport wallet is sure to cause a chuckle while you travel. Its humor will lighten your traveling load, and the bright colors make it easy to locate in your bag. What a humorous way to explain your plane etiquette preferences to your seat mate!
A new “man-cation” destination called the Lynx Lodge is opening up outside of Sydney, Australia, offering men a paradise locale and a bevy of models on the staff. Lynx Lodge amenities include breakfast in bed, sexy wake-up calls from staff, and back rubs on request! But Lynx body spray (known in the U.S. as Axe) is adamant the “man-cation”-ers will not be in the company of prostitutes, The New York Post reports. Instead, gentlemen can enjoy chaste games of Twister with female staffers, as well a front row seat for mud wrestling.
Paying money to play Twister with a woman who won’t go home with you at night? That’s the new definition of “depressing.” [New York Post] Keep reading »
Whether you’re heading to Colorado or Cabo, thinking about your first vacation with your man likely has you more hot and bothered than the new season of “True Blood.” From the moment you compared calendars, visions of couple’s massages and romantic dinners have probably been all you can think about. But before you make a single reservation, take a step back to consider how you and your significant other – as a couple – are gonna pay for the trip. Discussing who’s paying for what may feel awkward, especially if this is the first time you’ve ever had to talk money as a twosome, but it can be great practice for your future together. With this advice from Nicholas Aretakis, author of Ditching Mr. Wrong, you can breeze through vacation planning and ensure there won’t be money trouble in paradise. Keep reading »
Speaking of kooky hotel things, there’s a new London establishment that’s one of the more bizarre lodging concepts we’ve seen. The Jacques Townhouse isn’t quite a hotel—it only has two guest rooms—but is more of an “Alice in Wonderland” experience. The place is done up in quirky white plaster molds with fairy tale-like trees sprouting from the floor, balls of tulle as decoration, and tea sets galore. Bonus: There’s a room filled with wedding cakes (random). The owner himself looks like he walked out of a Victorian novel with his top hat and long coat. Weirdly, we’ve had this dream before. Check out some more pics after the jump. [Style Bubble] Keep reading »
I can hardly believe it, but Drew, my husband, and I will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary in just five days. Has a whole year really gone by since the day we said “I do”? Actually, no, because neither of us said “I do.” I think what we really said to the Rabbi when he married us was: “We will say “yes” to whatever you ask us as long as we never, ever, ever have to plan another wedding again! Also, let’s wrap this thing up so we can go drink champagne and eat cannoli cake!” Anyway, according to the calendar, almost a whole year has gone by since that day, and, I’m happy to say: so far so good. But all that could change next week when Drew and I go on our first ever road trip together to celebrate our anniversary. Keep reading »
The lady who gets to stay in the Diane Von Furstenberg-designed suite at Claridge’s hotel in London is one lucky girl. DVF just unveiled her creation and it’s pure Furstenberg class, filled with deco-inspired furniture, a regal marble fireplace, and the designer’s iconic prints in a myriad of splashy colors. In the bathroom: DVF bathrobes, so you’ll definitely want to be stealing those. Or, you could just buy yourself one of her wrap dresses for the same price as a night in her hotel room. Some more pics after the jump! [Hotel Chatter via BlackBook] Keep reading »
The temperatures in much of the country are higher than tween hormones at a Justin Bieber concert, and at this point in the summer, my mind is at the beach whether the rest of me is or not. Along with the heat coming off the pavement, though, most of us are also feeling the pressures of a tighter budget. So, when it comes to planning a getaway, how can you order your guilt-free margarita and drink it, too? Not to worry, with the following tips from Debi Hayes, Master Cruise Counselor with Vacation Planning of Atlanta, you can blow town without blowing the budget faster than you can say “on the rocks!” Keep reading »
For its latest music release, Parisian cool-kids boutique Colette presents you with Colette Ville, a compilation of too cool for school beats from around the world. If you’re the type who knows what Naag is, subscribes to The Gentlewoman, or has Rodarte on Google Alerts, this is one to check out. In tandem with the CD (this is like a donut-shaped MP3; don’t worry, it’s also on iTunes), Colette has set up a special micro site. Today, we’re devoting our procrastination efforts here, listening to sample tracks from indie groups from hot cities like Seoul, Stockholm, Sao Paulo, and Paris. (Check out the electro track by Diamond Dog in the Berlin section!) Best of all, a bunch of the artists have given Colette a concise list of their local favorites. So now you know what to check out the next time you’re in Tokyo (we wish!) or you might even find an uncovered hipster gem in your own area. [Colette] Keep reading »
The folks over at Sears sure do have a sense of humor. You see, carrying your cash and valuables when traveling adds another level to an already stressful situation. Will the hotel maid go snooping in your luggage? Can someone on the plane slip their hand into your carry-on bag while you’re asleep? Will TSA somehow grab something out of your tote while scanning for explosives? (I still think airport security in Vegas lifted a pair of Cavalli sunglasses when I wasn’t looking.) Well, Sears is selling the perfect solution for hiding your money and valuables while traveling. Dirty underwear! These specially designed drawers have a secret compartment in the fly for stashing whatever you like. But the real kicker is the strategically placed skid marks. Here’s what Sears says about the Brief Safe: “Even the most hardened burglar or most curious snoop will ‘skid’ to a screeching halt as soon as they see them. (Wouldn’t you?)” Um, yes, but I don’t go snooping through people’s stuff anyway. [$12.99, Sears] Keep reading »