Summer wedding attire can be tricky for even the best stylistas. Day, night, beach (or other equally picturesque destinations), can result in a wardrobe conundrum that proves to be even more stressful than our daily decisions. It’s not always easy to achieve the perfect balance between looking fabulous but not stealing the show, statement-making accessories that still allow you to dance the night away, and expert styling for a look appropriate in any setting. Here are a few ideas for celebratory styles that will keep you confident and comfortable long after you’ve caught the bouquet.
Free Slurpee day has been celebrated on July 11 (7/11) for years, but this year 7-Eleven has added another day for Slurpee giveaways. Tomorrow, on May 23rd, everyone is welcome to enjoy 7.11-ounces of Slurpee on the house between 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at participating 7-Eleven stores across the U.S.
The extra SlurpFree Day is to celebrate 7-Eleven's first Slurpee branded, sugar-free frozen drink, Slurpee Lite. Slurpee™ Lite Fanta Sugar-Free Mango, has been available since the beginning of May. The 8-ounce slurpee is sweetened with Splenda and flavored by Fanta, making it a low of 20 calories!
This season's wardrobe completing, must-have accessory is…not a man! (Sorry, ladies!) In addition to a picture perfect pair of wedges, beach-worthy waves, and your favorite polka-dot maxi dress, take advantage of spring's opportunity to make your outfits really pop! Add a touch of spunky, spontaneous, bohemian, or couture to your look with the best spring bag for your buck!
Colors are everywhere for spring and one of our favorite places to see a pop of attitude is by your side in eye-catching tote form. Both high-end and contemporary designers are taking risks with when it comes to pattern designs, fabric choices, size, and shape of the traditional spring carryall. When you hit the ground shopping this season, it's important to search for cost-effective bags that won't break the bank. So, we did the hard work for you. We've scoured the web and come across eight of the hottest spring handbags all under $100!
Even as the weather begins to warm up, blazers are the go-to piece to spruce up any outfit. Hot on runways for D&G, Mango, Dsquared, Giorgio Armani and countless others, there's no doubt about -summer isn't keeping this former cool weather garment away. It could possibly be entering into stiletto territory. Also know as "sacrificing comfort for style." (103 degrees outside? Nope, can't take the blazer off, the outfit just won't be the same!)
On April 20th we commemorate a special food item, one that has become part of our history and evokes childhood memories.The origins of Pineapple Upside-Down Cake are still a slight mystery, since records differ in when was the first time Pineapple Upside-Down Cake made its debut. The oldest printed recipe is found in "Queries & Answers," American Cookery, June/July 1925 (p. 56) and recommends you to start with a heavy cast iron pan. This was normally used because it was accessible to them in the 1920’s.
The technique is simple: a brown sugar caramel is made and pineapple was caramelized in it, while making a dense cake batter to pour over. Although pineapple was typical, chopped nuts, prunes and other stone fruits were used. When making this cake, make sure to not overcook your sugar caramel, because it will keep burning in the oven and acquire a bitter flavor.
If you happen to be walking down 19th Street on any given day, you’ll probably pass right by Chamalyn without ever noticing it was there. That would be quite a shame. This hole-in-the-wall establishment offers not only an amazing selection of Japanese candy, but it's bubble tea is unlike any you can find in the Mission District. Bubble tea (aka Boba tea), a flavorful drink featuring tapioca/boba pearls, has become more and more popular in the United States; with one taste of Chamalyn's tea, you'll understand why.
All teas are $3.50 and a variety of specials are available daily. Try some of the popular teas such as apple tea, lychee tea, guava, rainforest iced tea, passion fruit tea or mango. The owner, May, is another reason this place cannot be missed. She has amazing enthusiasm and is extremely helpful with helping you choose a tea you will like. Plus, she is willing to customize your selection to make sure you get exactly what you want!
It is no coincidence that MANGO, one of the hottest clothing sites and stores right now, took its name from an aphrodisiac. The sweet, succulent mango fruit, eaten when ripe, is said to set passions ablaze and loins afire. It is therefore no coincidence that MANGO chose Scarlett Johansson (also a succulent aphrodisiac) to be their spokeswoman for a fourth consecutive season.
MANGO’s Spring 2011 line, called Modernist Resort, explores the more sophisticated side of the brand – an endeavor achieved by the happy marriage of color and print. The line focuses on simple, clean silhouettes that verge on minimal and adds excitement with the use of bright colors and graphic contrasts. Longer pencil skirts, high waists and trench coats are reminiscent of the 40's, but though they nod at that romantic era, the color palette makes the collection distinctly current. Blocks of lemon, mint green, watermelon and various shades of nude and tan keep things fresh for spring.
For the fourth year in a row, Scarlett Johansson returns yet again as the face of Barcelona-based brand MANGO. The Modernist Resort photo shoot took place at La Ricarda House in El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona.
The Spring 2011 line consists of simple silhouettes made to stand out with bright colours and contrasts in the designs. Long skirts in both narrow pencil and full styles are both featured in the high-energy line. The colour palette consists of yellow, mint green, watermelon, and nude and tan shades, but there’s also added flair created by the muted-gold fastenings in many of the pieces, as well as the frequent touches of bright red, orange, yellow, and blue.
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Penn Quarter welcomed Cuba Libre, a moderately upscale restaurant set to quench your longing for authentic Cuban cuisine. This will be the fourth, and perhaps most innovative, installment of Chef Guillermo Pernot’s highly acclaimed restaurant. The décor – an understatement for this imposing transformation – may be reminiscent of Old Havana and with over 200 diners a night you will have the chance to taste Nuevo Cubano dishes, creative updates on the traditional exotic fare served with an emphasis on small tasting plates, or piqueos.