June 21, 2013 |
“Hey, that was my idea!” is a complaint that's so 2012. “It was my idea to steal that idea!” is more of the moment -- particularly if that moment is next Saturday. Josh Mintz, lead singer of the band Friend Slash Lover, will host an evening of art and music on June 29 -- called “It Was My Idea to Steal That Idea” -- at the massive, 6,000-square-foot “art lab” Nomad Art Compound. The event is also a release party for the indie rock band's new single, “Hellthy,” and one of the DJs is none other than street artist Shepard Fairey, who will be spinning under the name “DJ Diabetic.” “The whole show is based on these quickie phrases that have layers of meaning,” Mintz told Culture Monster.
May 25, 2013
Our favorite gift shop is in the heart of Tremezzo, Italy, on Lake Como. Items include custom jewelry made by the owner and handbags by her mother. There's also a selection of Murano glass. Nice selection and moderate prices. Fleur de Lis, 4a Via Portici Sampietro,Tremezzo; 011-39-0344-41212. Jade Kemble Rancho Bernardo
March 28, 2013 |
The gift shop at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky., has voluntarily recalled five condiment sauces due to mislabeling and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, soy, anchovy or milk risk serious or even life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No adverse reactions or illnesses have been reported. The receall applies to the following products sold under the Buffalo Trace Distillery brand name: --Bourbon Flavored Caramel Sauce, 8-ounce jar, UPC 795436001058, best buy date 2/16/14.
March 20, 2013 |
Travelers can sneak a peek at the renovated Volcano House with this deal before the historic property's official reopening in June. The deal: The Volcano House's introductory Pardon our Dust rate offers discounts on both hotel rooms and Namakanipaio Campground cabins. Each of the available remodeled Crater View rooms costs $200 per night (excluding tax). Each of the 10 newly refurbished Namakanipaio Cabins costs $55 per night (excluding tax). The historic hotel closed for remodeling in 2010, and the National Park Service and the concessionaire have spent more then $6 million in seismic upgrades, safety improvements and renovations.
March 4, 2013 |
For years, La Casita Mexicana in Bell has been one of Southern California's best-loved Mexican restaurants. It's so popular that customers are willing to stand in line on the weekends for a table. No more. It's not the food that's changed, or the charm of owners Jaime Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu. It's just that very quietly, in the last month, they've more than doubled the number of seats. Imagine -- those amazing chiles en nogada , or pork in pistachio mole, without having to wait.
March 2, 2013 |
On a cruise Don't eat lunch the day you board a cruise. A lengthy lunch usually is available as a buffet on the first day. Also, check out your dinner seating arrangements early on the first day as you tour the ship. If you are not happy with the assigned table location or time, change it immediately for the best chance of getting what you want. Donna Mollan Anderson Island, Wash. When packing for the return flight, keep in mind any objects that might attract the attention of security screeners.