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Notre Dame Cathedral By The Numbers

By Niall McCarthy Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has experienced a devastating fire which has destroyed its roof and caused its spire to collapse. Firefighters worked through the night and were able to save the 850 year-old building’s main structure and its two main towers. The cause of the fire is unclear but the Paris prosecutor’s office has said it is being investigated as an accident with renovation works already being cited as a possibility. A visibly emotional French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to rebuild the iconic cathedral. He said “we’ll rebuild this cathedral all together and it’s undoubtedly part of...

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Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna

Currently on tour is one of the most thrilling Cirque du Soleil shows – Amaluna. What makes this different from many of the other Cirque du Soleil shows, is that this is one is female intensive. Almost 70% of the cast is female and the live band is all female. The story is set on a mysterious island ruled by goddesses. It’s a coming of age story about a daughter being honored for her femininity. When a group of men arrive on the island, an epic love story is told. I sat down and interviewed one of the circus...

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3 Classy Ways to Have a Portrait Done

What’s classier than having a beautifully rendered portrait of yourself? Naysayers might call a portrait “ostentatious” or “narcissistic,” but is it really more so than posting your selfies all over the World Wide Web? Not at all. A portrait says, “I am amazing. I am unique. I believe in myself. I love myself.” And a portrait makes for a beautiful piece of home décor. Nowadays, most people have their portraits done via a professional photographer. But a portrait doesn’t have to be limited to photography. There are so many unique ways to capture your image. Here are 3 classy...

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2019 FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 14 – 16, 2019

FOOD & WINE is gearing up for another weekend in the mountains of Colorado for the 37th annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. From June 14 – 16, FOOD & WINE’s signature event will transform Aspen for three incredible days of cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and panel discussions by world-class chefs and wine experts. The full schedule for the three-day event is available online here. The weekend, hailed by USA Today as ‘America’s Most Exclusive Food Festival’ and The New York Times as the ‘granddaddy of them all’, will include more than 80 seminars, talks, and tastings hosted by Hugh Acheson, Richard Blais, Justin Chapple, Anthony Giglio, Alex Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall, Ray Isle, Stephanie Izard, JJ Johnson, Hunter Lewis, Tim Love, Mark Oldman,...

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A Peek Inside a Celebrity Gifting Lounge

Red Carpet Events LA invited Grammy’s nominees, presenters, select celebrities, stylist and media last week to the The InterContinental Los Angeles Century City. It was a  star-sightings at the gifting lounge in the hotel’s Glass Lounge Room and garden. Both areas were filled with an an array of beauty and wellness products, fashion, jewelry, art, trendy gifts. snacks and accessories. Over 30 sponsors met Red Carpet Events LA invitees including Aneliese Van Der Pol, Sheri Pedigo, Maria Conchita Alonso, Antonio Zamudio, Gabriel Ellis, KEA, Farrah Fawx and Ryan Beatty. Celebrities received a trip to Hawaii by one of the main sponsor’s...

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New Ships: 2019 and Beyond

  With each new bumper crop of ships there are innovations, usually in shipboard attractions, accommodations and activities, but also in technology. The year 2019 will see the industry’s first ship powered by clean-burning liquefied natural gas (LNG). Others are coming. The 3,954-passenger Carnival Panorama, a Vista-class ship debuts December 2019 in Long Beach, CA, and will sail seven-day itineraries to the Mexican Riviera, departing every Saturday. This will be first Carnival ship home ported here in two decades. Notable features: Spacious rooms and suites in the Family Harbor area; a huge WaterWorks aqua park, SkyRide, the open-air SportSquare,...

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6 Top Home Design Trends for 2019

  The influence of global cultures is increasingly visible in home decor as technology expands homeowners’ worldviews. Acting on the inspiration of global trends can be as simple as shifting your outlook to bringing eye-catching features and everyday functions into your home. For example, playing with color, replacing doors and incorporating unique accents can help contribute to an on-trend style that flows seamlessly from room to room. Colors offer the opportunity to create a mood and update a space. Doors provide an average of 800 square feet of previously untapped design potential that can add visual interest and enhance...

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Lunar New Year at Disneyland

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure Park now through Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Guests have the opportunity to experience multicultural treats and drinks with the 2019 Lunar New Year Sip and Savor Pass. The pass costs $36 for annual passholders, and $39 for non-passholders. You receive a big laminated card attached to a lanyard to wear it around your neck. On the card are six tags that one tears off when ordering small plates and beverages. Guests may purchase items a la carte too.   While walking through Disney’s California Adventure, visitors can listen to live entertainment and...

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South American Odyssey By Private Jet

Frontiers International Travel is excited to offer an exciting tour of South America by private jet on October 19-November 2, 2019. Fifteen lucky travelers will discover highlights of South America on Lakani’s 600 Legacy private jet as they venture to Colombia, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. This custom designed itinerary was created to include all of the must-see destinations and experiences of the region paired with luxury and comfort in mind. Guests will experience exciting cultural encounters, all-inclusive sightseeing, luxurious accommodations, and unbelievable meals at the finest restaurants in each country. They’ll enjoy the camaraderie of a small group of like-minded...

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London’s 20 Most Expensive (and Exclusive) Streets

THE LONDON STREETS WITH A MULTI-MILLION POUND PRICE TAG New research by MoneySuperMarket reveals the most exclusive streets to buy property over the last two years 80% of London’s most expensive streets are in Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea The most expensive road outside of London in the UK is in Surrey With recent news suggesting a slump in the property market, there are still many streets in London where you’d have to be a multi-millionaire to even consider buying a property. To highlight and compare the range of potential price tags attached to property across the UK, leading...

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5 Digital Diet Solutions for New Year Slimdown Success

With the 2019 CES show having debuted multiple diet-focused consumer technologies, including devices that analyze the gases in people’s breath to uncover what diet improvements would be helpful for them, there is much ado about progressive digital solutions fostering slimdown success this New Year and beyond. With that in mind, here’s a roundup of five savvy tech solutions poised to help us shed those stubborn, unwanted pounds easier, more effectively and more sustainably for the long-term: 1. Lumen and FoodMarble Showcased at this year’s CES show, both are pocket-sized devices that users blow into. They pair with smartphone apps that tell people things like how well they are digesting food or burning calories. The firm behind Lumen states that their device provides a way for people to monitor their metabolisms. The device also has the capability of determining if the user is burning carbs or fats. Meanwhile, FoodMarble measures hydrogen levels in an attempt to make deductions about a person’s digestive health. The thought is that the device can be to help people avoid foods that cause bloating, abdominal pain and other gastrointestinal symptoms. 2. TRAQ Smart Shoes Here’s some killer wearable technology for fitness-minded folks. TRAQ, Alegria’s first smart shoe, is the world’s first comfort smart shoes with built-in pedometer plus a personalized app community. The designs are made for walking, working and leisure, simultaneously allowing you to accurately count...

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UnCruise Offers Savings on a Small Ship Adventure Cruise in Alaska, Costa Rica/Panama

  UnCruise Adventures, an award-winning small ship cruise line, is offering savings on select adventure cruises in Alaska and Costa Rica/Panama. Ships carrying 22-90 guests sail adventure cruises with included activities and a focus on nature and wildlife.   Southeast Alaska Savings Alaska Air Credit: Travelers heading north for adventure can save with an Alaska Air credit of up to $600 per couple on select 2019 departures on board the 90-guest Legacy and 22-guest Safari Quest.  Book by February 28, 2019 for sailings between April and August 2019–and mention code ADVAIRAK to receive the savings on three adventure cruise...

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