April 21, 2014 |
Eco-conscious and sustainably produced clothing has long been associated with murky-colored, burlap-reminiscent items focused more on sending an Earth-friendly message than on looking runway-ready. So as Earth Day approaches on Tuesday, it's good to know there are now some chic, sustainable options. From sourcing fabrics to creating hangtags, each of the brands highlighted here considers impact on the Earth in production choices and uses recycled materials as often as possible - in some cases, building an entire line on repurposed materials.
April 24, 2014 |
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will use a private branded jet to take travelers around the world on bespoke tours starting next year, the chain announced Wednesday. The Four Seasons Jet is a Boeing 757 that has been adapted with leather flatbed seats, Wi-Fi and its own "globally inspired cuisine. " And, of course, Four Seasons service. For example, passengers will have access to an on-board concierge to book extras such as spa time or golf dates while traveling to their destination.
May 2, 1986 |
Japan, West Germany and Italy vowed today to raise the issue of nuclear safety at the Tokyo summit despite concerns by the United States that the Soviet atomic disaster will overshadow terrorism at the meetings. The annual summits began in 1975 as an economic forum, but this year's session is taking place during a time of intense worldwide concern over terrorism and the Soviet nuclear plant disaster.
May 5, 1986 |
President Reagan suggested to the Philippine government that it should give deposed leader Ferdinand E. Marcos a passport so he can go to a third country, Vice President Salvador Laurel said today. "There was a suggestion which came from President Reagan that Mr. Marcos be given a passport in order to enable him to go to a third country--not really return to the Philippines but go to a third country," Laurel told a news conference.
November 7, 1994 |
Nick Faldo of England had a six-stroke lead with six holes to play when he was disqualified from the Alfred Dunhill Masters in Bali, Indonesia, on Sunday for removing a stone from a bunker the previous day. Canadian Jack Kay, with a 72 on Sunday and a 277 total, won the tournament that Faldo dominated after breaking the course record with a 63 in the second round. "I've broken the rules. It's a shame for me, the sponsors and the event," Faldo said.
December 18, 2002 |
Al Qaeda continues to command an extensive network of well-financed terrorist operatives in 40 countries and has opened new training camps in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border to prepare a new generation of Islamic extremists for attacks on the West, a U.N. report released Tuesday says. "Let's face it, the sympathy for this organization is actually quite widespread in many countries," Michael Chandler, the report's chief author, said.
December 13, 2005 |
Violence spilled into a second night Monday as scores of youths drove through predominantly white suburbs of Sydney, smashing windows of cars, homes and stores and raising fears of spreading racial unrest. Police said they arrested 11 suspects in the rioting, which left seven people injured, including one officer. In response, the region's premier said today that police would be given increased power to crack down on rioters.
January 25, 2012 |
Arthur Frommer has much to choose from when compiling a list of favorite travel destinations. The man who has been on the road and guiding travelers to bargains and hot spots since the 1950s (and will speak Saturday at the L.A. Times Travel Show ) offered up a list of his 10 favorite travel destinations for 2012. Why? To inspire us to make travel plans, of course. Here are some of his recommendations. Paris: "I can never get enough of this glorious capital, whose beauty has been so well captured in Woody Allen's recent 'Midnight in Paris'," Frommer writes.
September 30, 2002 |
Cincinnati basketball Coach Bob Huggins' condition improved Sunday, a day after he suffered a heart attack at Pittsburgh International Airport during a recruiting trip. Huggins, 49, remained in serious but stable condition at Medical Center in Beaver, about 20 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, said Tom Hathaway, Cincinnati's assistant athletic director. "He continues to make progress and the doctors are happy with the type of progress he's made this afternoon," Hathaway said.