Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Lobster and Jerusalem artichokes by Christophe Saintagne at Le Meurice

Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Lobster and Jerusalem artichokes by Christophe Saintagne at Le Meurice

(Relaxnews) – End-of-year festivities are drawing near. This week Relaxnews provides you with recipes from top chefs in Paris to add a gourmet French touch to your Christmas menu. Today, Christophe Saintagne, who is head chef at the luxury hotel Le Meurice and will be setting off to open his own restaurant in January, gives […]

Santa tracking possible with Microsoft and Google

Santa tracking possible with Microsoft and Google

(Relaxnews) – The tech giants have launched their updated Santa trackers just in time to keep kids busy awaiting the big festivities ahead. Both brands offer online games and Christmas-themed activities that include basic programming, elf dances, holiday songs and sections on Christmas traditions worldwide. Google’s tracker can detect your location and gives estimates on […]

24.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Christmas, Entertainment, Games, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online ·
The Beatles to break music streaming boycott on Christmas eve

The Beatles to break music streaming boycott on Christmas eve

(Relaxnews) – Earlier reports (via Billboard) that the world’s most famous band are set to break their streaming boycott appear to be ringing true – The Beatles will finally be available on streaming music services, from this Thursday, December 24, 2015. Re/Code cited industry sources in reporting that the British band’s music will be available for download […]

Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Lobster and Jerusalem artichokes by Christophe Saintagne at Le Meurice

Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Lobster and Jerusalem artichokes by Christophe Saintagne at Le Meurice

(Relaxnews) – End-of-year festivities are drawing near. This week Relaxnews provides you with recipes from top chefs in Paris to add a gourmet French touch to your Christmas menu. Today, Christophe Saintagne, who is head chef at the luxury hotel Le Meurice and will be setting off to open his own restaurant in January, gives […]

Five tips to get you through festive mealtimes

Five tips to get you through festive mealtimes

(Relaxnews) – 9e of year. Prevention is better than cure. Here are five tips to stop you from falling into the trap of excess. > Do some sport in the morning As you’ll be having a copious meal in the evening, you need to think about preparing early on in the day by doing some […]

Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Éric Frechon’s salmon baked in coarse sea salt and vegetables cooked with olive oil

Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Éric Frechon’s salmon baked in coarse sea salt and vegetables cooked with olive oil

(Relaxnews) – We’re in the final run-up to the year-end festivities. This week Relaxnews provides you with recipes from top chefs in Paris to add a gourmet French touch to your Christmas menu. Today, triple Michelin-starred Éric Frechon, who is the chef at the iconic Bristol hotel in Paris, gives us his recipe for salmon […]

‘Silent Night’: from village ditty to global Christmas hit

‘Silent Night’: from village ditty to global Christmas hit

(Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria-AFP) – When “Silent Night” was born in Austria almost 200 years ago, those present had little idea that the Christmas carol would one day be sung the world over, including this year by Miley Cyrus and some Swedish goats. Such though was the destiny of “Stille Nacht”, premiered to a modest […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Christmas, Entertainment, Holidays, International Stars, Music ·
John Legend literally sings with the stars for Stella Artois holiday campaign

John Legend literally sings with the stars for Stella Artois holiday campaign

(Relaxnews) – Stella Artois has announced the debut of their holiday campaign song, featuring John Legend singing alongside the sound of actual stars. As part of Stella Artois’s holiday campaign “Give Beautifully,” singer John Legend has written and recorded “Under the Stars,” which pays homage to the brand’s name — Stella — meaning “star” in Latin. […]

TVs and tablets top holiday shopping lists

TVs and tablets top holiday shopping lists

(Relaxnews) – As the festive season spending frenzy moves into its highest gear, the first clear picture is emerging of what to expect under the Christmas tree this year. According to Adobe’s latest data, published Monday, despite pronouncements that the tablet has had its day, so far slates, particularly those of the iPad variety are […]

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wears just a scarf in Burberry Festive Campaign

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wears just a scarf in Burberry Festive Campaign

(Relaxnews) – British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley stars in fashion brand Burberry’s latest campaign for the holiday season, and as part of its Burberry Festive Campaign, the brand has revealed a racy new shot of Huntington-Whiteley modeling a monogrammed Heritage Check Scarf. Other shots see Huntington-Whiteley starring with fellow ambassadors model Naomi Campbell and English musician […]

Italy farmers call for Christmas blacklist of planet-polluting food

Italy farmers call for Christmas blacklist of planet-polluting food

(Rome-AFP) – Italy’s farmers on Sunday called for Alaskan salmon, Californian nuts and Peruvian asparagus to be banished from the nation’s Christmas tables to support efforts to stop global warming after the Paris climate summit. Instead, festive hosts looking to wow their guests should seek out locally-grown but less common fruit and vegetables such as […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays ·
How to take successful family photos at Christmas

How to take successful family photos at Christmas

(Relaxnews) – Whether you’re snapping your children receiving their gifts next to the Christmas tree or the grandparents sitting around the table for Christmas dinner, some basic rules apply. Here are a few, provided by French photographer Lolita Lejeune, which are suitable for all types of camera, including smartphones. Frame carefully  It is important to […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays ·
H&M reveals images from its Christmas campaign

H&M reveals images from its Christmas campaign

(Relaxnews) – H&M has released several pictures from its Christmas print campaign, featuring singer Katy Perry. The print campaign, which sees Perry wearing multiple outfits from the Christmas collection, will be complemented by a full-length advertisement for cinemas, TV and online. It will make its worldwide debut on Monday, November 23 at hm.com/life. In the ad, […]

Burberry honors ‘Billy Elliot’ with holiday campaign

Burberry honors ‘Billy Elliot’ with holiday campaign

(Relaxnews) – Burberry has unveiled its 2015 festive advertising campaign which pays tribute to the 15th anniversary of the cult ballet movie “Billy Elliot”. Burberry’s short film for the occasion features a star-studded cast including British musician Sir Elton John, who provided the score for the movie’s theater adaptation, and the UK actress Julie Walters, […]

Limited edition of Sisley’s ‘Soir de Lune’ perfume for holiday 2015

Limited edition of Sisley’s ‘Soir de Lune’ perfume for holiday 2015

(Relaxnews) – The luxury cosmetics brand Sisley has unveiled a special holiday season edition of its “Soir de Lune” fragrance which has been given an entirely new look for the occasion. Just 6,000 bottles will go on sale worldwide in November. Sisley comes up with something new to surprise fans each holiday season. Beauty addicts […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays ·
Yves Saint Laurent holiday 2015 makeup collection is all about seduction

Yves Saint Laurent holiday 2015 makeup collection is all about seduction

(Relaxnews) – As the holiday season approaches, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté has unveiled its Kiss & Love makeup line which is adorned in gold packaging covered in red lips. It’s available this month at selected retailers and on the brand’s e-commerce site. Passion, seduction, and desire are the inspiration behind the holiday makeup collection from Yves […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
TVs top consumers’ holiday season high-tech wish lists

TVs top consumers’ holiday season high-tech wish lists

(Relaxnews) – From games consoles to tablets, nearly two thirds of Americans are sizing up a new tech purchase as a holiday gift, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. And while a new television is at the top of most consumers’ most wanted lists, the gift most likely to be given at Thanksgiving or on […]

SCE warns customers to be aware of utility bill scam this Holiday season

SCE warns customers to be aware of utility bill scam this Holiday season

ROSEMEAD, Calif. – Southern California Edison (SCE) warns customers to stay vigilant this holiday season as impostors, claiming to represent the utility, continue a telephone scam demanding immediate payment for allegedly past-due electricity bills. The hustle and bustle of the season makes customers especially vulnerable as telephone bill scammers increase calls threatening to disconnect electrical service unless immediate payment is made on […]

10.12.2014 · Filled under: Christmas, Environment, Holidays, Services ·
Around the world in 8 Christmas trees

Around the world in 8 Christmas trees

(Relaxnews) – ‘Tis the season to pull out the Christmas lights, but if you’re in need of inspiration as to how to decorate your tree then look no further than the world’s major cities, which have been busy trying to outdo one another with their festive displays for 2014. Brazil is a nation that knows […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Art, Christmas, Destinations, Entertainment, Holidays, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett for H&M video unveiled

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett for H&M video unveiled

(Relaxnews) – H&M has unveiled its new Christmas video, starring Lady Gaga and musical legend Tony Bennett, as well as a cast of some of fashion’s hottest supermodels. Directed by Johan Renck, the short film titled “H&M Magical Holidays” is soundtracked by “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” from Bennett […]

How department stores are dressing up their windows this Christmas

How department stores are dressing up their windows this Christmas

(Relaxnews) – It’s that time of year again, when luxury department stores transform their storefront windows into whimsical, spirited portals to Christmas. This year, travel experts at Cheapflights have come up with a list of the best festive window displays around the world, from London to Paris and Montreal to Melbourne. Here’s how to armchair […]

How to give the gift of cruising to the cruisers in your life

How to give the gift of cruising to the cruisers in your life

(Relaxnews) – Those who have passionate and regular cruisers in their lives may want to consider giving the gift of onboard products, spa treatments and added cruise amenities which are becoming increasingly available as gift cards. Princess Cruises has become the latest cruise line to develop a gift card program in advance of the holidays with […]

17.11.2014 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Spending the night in a cemetery and other strange New Year’s customs

Spending the night in a cemetery and other strange New Year’s customs

(Relaxnews) – Ahead of New Year’s Eve, the social networking site Badoo asked members to cast their votes to elect the world’s strangest and funniest New Year’s traditions. The locals in Talca, Chile came out in first place by a long shot in the “strangest” category with their custom of spending the night in a cemetery […]

World’s best bartender holiday cocktail recipe: The Magic Carpet

World’s best bartender holiday cocktail recipe: The Magic Carpet

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers a few cocktail recipe ideas to set the […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
China gets into the Christmas spirit

China gets into the Christmas spirit

(Relaxnews) – Christmas spirit is catching on in China, although admittedly not in the traditional Western sense. According to a recent article by Jing Daily, recent years have seen the holiday become increasingly trendy throughout the nation, as marketers latch onto a potentially lucrative opportunity. The Chinese take on the festive period is more focused on […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Vatican unveils Nativity scene on pope’s first Christmas

Vatican unveils Nativity scene on pope’s first Christmas

(VATICAN CITY-AFP) – Pope Francis on Tuesday prepared to celebrate his first Christmas as pontiff with a mass in St Peter’s Basilica as a giant traditional Nativity scene named in his honour was unveiled on St Peter’s Square. The Nativity scene made by Naples artisan Antonio Cantone this year is entitled “Francis 1223 — Francis […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Christmas, Destinations, Entertainment, Holidays ·
How to be a social butterfly this holiday season

How to be a social butterfly this holiday season

(Relaxnews) – Read the newspaper, set an internal time clock and don’t be late to the party — literally. These are among some of the tips offered by a “shyness expert” and psychology professor in the US on how to master one of the most important skills of the holiday season: small talk. If you […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Health & Fitness, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Echo rosemary turkey with rosemary-scented cocktail

Echo rosemary turkey with rosemary-scented cocktail

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers a few cocktail recipes to set the tone […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Battle of the Christmas decorations for Hong Kong malls

Battle of the Christmas decorations for Hong Kong malls

(HONG KONG-AFP) – In the race to extract cash from Christmas shoppers, Hong Kong’s myriad shopping malls have taken to heart the maxim that you must spend money to make money when it comes to decorations this festive season. From two-storey-high polar bears to giant Disney characters, the southern Chinese city is awash with increasingly […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Christmas all wrapped up

Christmas all wrapped up

(Relaxnews) – The Christmas decorations are up, the fridge is stocked and the shopping is finished… now it’s time to get wrapping. Not always the easiest of tasks after one too many festive beverages, but this selection of stylish gift wrap options will ensure your presents look their best under the tree. An eco-friendly choice […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
How the world’s best bartender makes eggnog

How the world’s best bartender makes eggnog

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers cocktail recipe ideas to set the tone and […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
How to make a hot toddy like the world’s best bartender

How to make a hot toddy like the world’s best bartender

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers festive cocktail recipes to set the tone and […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Zaha Hadid designs charity Christmas Bauble

Zaha Hadid designs charity Christmas Bauble

(Relaxnews) – Architectural powerhouse Zaha Hadid is offering design fans the chance to bid on a Christmas decoration inspired by her research, all for a good cause. Designed for the Matthew Williamson-curated Christmas Tree currently on display at London’s Aqua Shard, the Christmas Bauble by Zaha Hadid is part of a charity auction for Kids […]

Museum wants UNESCO listing for German Father Christmas

Museum wants UNESCO listing for German Father Christmas

(BERLIN-AFP) – A German museum has applied for UNESCO heritage status for the country’s traditional Father Christmas, saying he is under threat from the cheery version of Santa Claus popularised globally by Coca-Cola. The German Christmas Museum’s director Felicitas Hoeptner argues today’s Santa Claus is based on a German gift-giver who meted out both treats […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Ask a designer: how to do chic, eco-friendly Christmas décor

Ask a designer: how to do chic, eco-friendly Christmas décor

(Relaxnews) – Looking for ideas to make your holiday interior décor festive, chic and also environmentally friendly isn’t always easy. We talk to German industrial designer Sandra Lindner, whose wooden X-mas Tree has become a staple of eco-friendly design, about how best to approach the party season. What was the inspiration behind the design of your X-mas […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Environment, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
A British Christmas to be cheaper this year than last

A British Christmas to be cheaper this year than last

(Relaxnews) – Good news for Britons planning to host a Christmas dinner: your grocery bill will be lower than last year. In fact, according to a new infographic by market research group Euromonitor, the average Christmas meal is estimated to be 21 percent cheaper this year compared to 2012, which may allow dinner hosts to […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Makeup: shimmer and metallic tones a must this Christmas season

Makeup: shimmer and metallic tones a must this Christmas season

(Relaxnews) – This year’s holiday makeup is directly inspired by the Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collections, but with even more shimmer and with a number of more traditional colors (including gold and silver). As always at this time of year, beauty brands have presented enchanting collections worthy of the most special occasions, including Christmas and New Year’s […]

Stella Artois releases Swarovski Crystal Chalice for holiday season

Stella Artois releases Swarovski Crystal Chalice for holiday season

(Relaxnews) – Sparkling wine may be a traditional holiday beverage in many cultures, but this season beer also gets some added sparkle, thanks to a collaboration between Swarovski and Stella Artois. The crystal design powerhouse and the Belgian brewery have released the limited-edition ‘Crystal Chalice’, a version of the traditional Stella Artois beer glass studded […]

Louis Vuitton opens up in Courchevel for the ski season

Louis Vuitton opens up in Courchevel for the ski season

(Relaxnews) – On December 13, the luxury brand will open a pop-up store in the heart of the ultra-chic Courchevel ski resort in the French Alps. Skiers will have the option of taking a shopping break in a new Louis Vuitton boutique after a day on the slopes. The temporary boutique at Courchevel Village 1850, […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Apple’s seasonal goodwill coming to the US this year

Apple’s seasonal goodwill coming to the US this year

(Relaxnews) – For the first time ever, the company’s 12 Days of Gifts Christmas app will be available for American iPhone and iPad owners to download this year. The app, which gives its users a free electronic treat every day over the course of Christmas, is a mainstay of European app stores but until now […]

Viral Christmas video from WestJet may make you cry

Viral Christmas video from WestJet may make you cry

(Relaxnews) – A  holiday video campaign from a no-frills Canadian carrier has gone viral for making the Christmas wishes of a plane full of unsuspecting flyers come true. Just a day after being uploaded on December 9, the heartwarming video from WestJet has received more than 1.2 million hits on YouTube for pulling off an impressive feat […]

Dior releases ‘Golden Christmas’ video

Dior releases ‘Golden Christmas’ video

(Relaxnews) – Christian Dior has released a new holiday beauty video celebrating the magic of this time of year. Set at “Versailles, the night before Christmas,” the latest beauty film from Christian Diorsees the French luxury brand showing off its Dior Holiday Collection, a collection of warm gold, frozen pearl and pink colors alongside some of […]

10.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays, Online, Videos ·
How Americans will be spending the holidays: TripAdvisor

How Americans will be spending the holidays: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – New York and Orlando have emerged as the top US destination for Americans this holiday season. According to a TripAdvisor poll of 14,000 respondents across the US, for the 45 percent who said they plan to hit the road or the skies this month, the most popular domestic destination was the Big Apple, […]

10.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, New Year's Day, Online ·
Seven ways to battle the holiday bulge

Seven ways to battle the holiday bulge

(Relaxnews) – ‘Tis the season for holiday eating. And that means that most of us will pack on about one to two pounds (.5-1 kilo) this time of year. While that might not sound like much, annual weight gain adds up year after year. But rather than put down the eggnog and fruit cake altogether, […]

09.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Health & Fitness, Holidays, Sports & Recreation ·
Eco-friendly alternative trees for a Green Christmas

Eco-friendly alternative trees for a Green Christmas

(Relaxnews) – Hate fake plastic trees? Opting out of the traditional fir tree this year doesn’t mean you have to be a Scrooge when it comes to design, thanks to a host of chic sustainable alternatives. With materials ranging from cardboard to steel, re-usable Christmas trees have never been so innovative or stylish. British brand Timbatree recently […]

07.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
‘World’s most expensive’ Christmas wreath unveiled

‘World’s most expensive’ Christmas wreath unveiled

(Relaxnews) – A Christmas wreath featuring over 40 glittering diamonds and rubies was launched this week. Costing a cool $4,645,800 (€3,424,575), the 138.83 carat wreath is made to order and takes just under a week to create. The start of the piece is a 17.49 carat ruby, which is offset by a 3.03 carat yellow […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online ·
Top iPhone apps: ‘Advent 2013, 25 Christmas apps’

Top iPhone apps: ‘Advent 2013, 25 Christmas apps’

(Relaxnews) – An advent calendar app makes the most of its seasonal opportunity and proves most popular in Europe and Canada, while QuizUp rises in the States over Thanksgiving week, and a new Candy Crush Saga update jolts Japan. Details of these and other top free iPhone applications by country for the week, by number […]

Paris offers shopping passport to visitors over the holidays

Paris offers shopping passport to visitors over the holidays

(Relaxnews) – Visitors to Paris over the holidays are being offered a special shopping passport that can be used at more than 270 stores across the French retail mecca for a 10 percent discount. The Paris City Passport Shopping is being offered to visitors who’ve already spent €80 worth of tourist goods fromparisinfo.com or other Paris Convention and […]

Holidays: sophisticated fragrance gift sets for him

Holidays: sophisticated fragrance gift sets for him

(Relaxnews) – Each year, honoring a long-standing Christmas tradition, perfume makers present their star fragrances in exceptionally enticing gift sets. In 2013, these brands are emphasizing elegance and masculinity, presenting boxes in black, white and grey containing luxurious male fragrances and skincare products. Tome 1 – La Pureté For Him by Zadig & Voltaire For […]

30.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays, New Year's Day ·
Holiday champagne collections include self-cooling boxes and speakers

Holiday champagne collections include self-cooling boxes and speakers

(Relaxnews) – From elegant stemware, Swarovski crystals and even custom-made speakers, champagne houses have released festive holiday collections that up the ante in elegance and innovative packaging. Luxury champagne house Piper-Heidsieck, for instance, has teamed up with French crystal-maker Baccarat to create a $650 holiday gift featuring two bottles of bubbly and a pair of custom-made flutes. Set […]

Chevrolet hopes to raise the roof with limited edition Corvette drop top

Chevrolet hopes to raise the roof with limited edition Corvette drop top

(Relaxnews) – Announced just in time for Christmas, only 550 examples of the Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition Convertible will be built. To make absolutely certain that onlookers know the car is special, each one will be finished in Lime Rock Green paint with a brownstone suede interior, accented with carbon fiber. The dashboard will also […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, Motoring ·
US consumer watchdog releases toxic toy list

US consumer watchdog releases toxic toy list

(Relaxnews) – Just in time for holiday shopping, the US-based consumer watchdog Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) announced this year’s list of unsafe toys sold in the country. Released Tuesday, the annual “Trouble in Toyland” report reveals the results of laboratory testing on toys for toxic chemicals including lead, cadmium, and phthalates, all of which can have […]

No handset is perfect, survey finds

No handset is perfect, survey finds

(Relaxnews) – A new study highlights the biggest frustrations that owners have with the iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy SIV, Motorola Moto X and HTC One. The results are based on Fixya users’ experiences with their handsets and issues range from battery life to overheating to screen problems and a lack of expandable storage. To arrive at its […]

Hardest person to buy for? Your significant other, survey says

Hardest person to buy for? Your significant other, survey says

(Relaxnews) – Good news for singletons: an online survey claims that for most people, shopping for their significant other’s gift is the most arduous task on the holiday list. According to a recent survey of 1,000 adults, both men and women describe their significant other as the hardest person to buy a gift for during […]

A Modern Spin on Holiday Classics

A Modern Spin on Holiday Classics

(Family Features) Traditional goodies always add a touch of sweetness to the holidays. Updates to some of your favorite holiday classics help keep family traditions alive while incorporating creative and on-trend ingredients. Everyone knows fruitcakes have long been a holiday tradition, and new and improved versions of this timeless treat are making a festive comeback, […]

Penhaligon’s presents Victorian-inspired holiday gift sets

Penhaligon’s presents Victorian-inspired holiday gift sets

(Relaxnews) – The English perfume house chose Victorian music boxes and mechanical songbirds as the theme for its holiday gift sets this year. Penhaligon’s is offering two versions of the songbird tins: one for women and one for men. Each of these intricately decorated gift tins contains five 5mL bottles of iconic fragrances from the […]

29.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays ·
Salvatore Ferragamo announces four new Tuscan Soul fragrances

Salvatore Ferragamo announces four new Tuscan Soul fragrances

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury brand has revealed four exclusive new juices, set to hit select stores in time for the holidays. The Tuscan Soul Quintessential Collection by Salvatore Ferragamo takes its cues from the famous Italian region of Tuscany, the home of the Italian luxury label. Bianco di Carrara is inspired by the region’s […]

24.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Marc Jacobs dresses up two feminine fragrances for the holidays

Marc Jacobs dresses up two feminine fragrances for the holidays

(Relaxnews) – The American designer’s brand is celebrating the magic and wonder of the holidays with two gift sets featuring its iconic fragrances Dot and Honey. The two holiday gift sets expand upon the cheerful colors and eclectic packaging of the Honey and Dot bottles, which evoke honeybees and ladybugs, respectively. Dot is available in […]

24.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays ·
Eric Haze redesigns Kiehl’s products for the holidays

Eric Haze redesigns Kiehl’s products for the holidays

(Relaxnews) – The cosmetics brand has teamed up with the New York-based designer and graffiti artist to revamp its classic packaging with a colorful and edgy style. For a limited edition this season, the traditional yellow and white shades of Kiehl’s packaging will be complemented by more flamboyant designs in red, purple, blue and green. […]

24.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Giorgio Armani launching ‘Si’ gift set for the holidays

Giorgio Armani launching ‘Si’ gift set for the holidays

(Relaxnews) – Launched in September, the latest eau de parfum from the Italian brand will be available in a luxury gift set from November 1, just in time for the Christmas season. Giorgio Armani’s Si fragrance, represented in campaigns worldwide by Cate Blanchett, will be available in three formats in this holiday gift set: an […]

17.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays ·
OPI reconnects with Mariah Carey for Christmas

OPI reconnects with Mariah Carey for Christmas

(Relaxnews) – The famous nail care brand has revealed its 2013 Christmas collection, designed with inspiration and creative assistance from Mariah Carey. The 18 new shades in the collection are at beauty retailers everywhere as of October 1. An OPI brand ambassador and collaborator since 2012, Mariah Carey has already contributed to promoting the company’s […]

02.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, International Stars ·
Holiday Wine Traditions and Recipes

Holiday Wine Traditions and Recipes

Basic Gravy Cabernet Gravy (Family Features) The holidays are the quintessential time to both enjoy and share wine. In fact, the right wine adds elegance to any holiday occasion and plays an important role as a gift, an entertaining staple, and a key recipe ingredient for celebration dishes throughout the season. “For my grandfather, my […]

18.12.2012 · Filled under: Christmas, Free Recipes ·
Five Tips for a Happy Holiday Gathering

Five Tips for a Happy Holiday Gathering

(Family Features) The holiday season is all about gathering family and friends together. But hosting any kind of holiday gathering means stacking a lot of items on your plate during an already busy season, taking the fun out of the festivities. With a little planning and the right attitude, you can pull off a fantastic […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Christmas ·
A Sweet and Savory Holiday Menu

A Sweet and Savory Holiday Menu

  Raspberry Almond Waffles Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Berry-Thyme Spread Red Tart Cherry Glazed Ham (Family Features) You want to bring out the best for your next holiday gathering, ensuring a memorable meal for family and friends. With a few simple tips and easier-than-you-think recipes, you can do just that. Entertaining Tips Prep the Night […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Christmas, Free Recipes ·
Travolta, Newton-John team up again after 30 years

Travolta, Newton-John team up again after 30 years

(SYDNEY-AFP) – John Travolta and his “Grease” on-screen love Olivia Newton-John have recorded together for the first time in 30 years, making a Christmas album honouring the US star’s late son Jett. Speaking to Australia’s Fairfax Media via telephone on Tuesday, the pair said they had remained close friends since their roles as Danny and […]

04.12.2012 · Filled under: Christmas, International Stars, Music ·
Resorts World Manila introduces the Grand Fiesta 2012 to welcome the holiday season.

Resorts World Manila introduces the Grand Fiesta 2012 to welcome the holiday season.

Pasay City, Philippines, 23 November 2012 – Bigger, brighter and better than ever,Resorts World Manila welcomes the holiday season with Grand Fiesta 2012, a month-long Christmas celebration inspired by the country’s legendary passion for revelry and good cheer. Grand Fiesta 2012 aims to give guests a glimpse of world renowned Filipino culture and warmth, and encourage them to […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Christmas ·
What is Jean Paul Gaultier bringing the naughty this Christmas?

What is Jean Paul Gaultier bringing the naughty this Christmas?

(Relaxnews) – For the holiday season, famous designer Jean Paul Gaultier has launched a website named The Naughty Christmas. This quirky website is designed for fashionistas and fans who have been naughty this year. The website features a giant Xmas calendar with little windows located inside Jean Paul Gaultier’s coat. By clicking on one of the […]

25.11.2012 · Filled under: Christmas ·
2012 Paskong Pinoy to be held on December 2 at Catholic University

2012 Paskong Pinoy to be held on December 2 at Catholic University

The annual Paskong Pinoy Christmas concert has been scheduled on Sunday, December 2, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Pryzbyla Center of the Catholic University of America (620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064). The festive event is staged as a celebration of the holiday season with the Filipino American community and […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Christmas ·
Eyeing holidays, Disney plays with video games

Eyeing holidays, Disney plays with video games

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Disney is known for traditional holiday-season movies about princesses and fairy tales — but this year it has turned to the world of video games for its latest animated blockbuster. As the lucrative Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas period looms, “Wreck-it Ralph” plays on nostalgia for 1980s-style arcade games with the hyper-realism familiar to modern online […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: Christmas, Film, Halloween, Thanksgiving ·