Lifestyle

NYC hotel bringing back $1,000 bagel

 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct 19, 2017 , Last Updated: 10:37 AM ET New Yorkers with a taste for an expensive city staple will have an opportunity to try the $1,000 bagel when it returns to the city next month. The Westin New York hotel in Times Square says it’s bringing back the extravagant bagel for a limited time after it first appeared in 2007. WNBC-TV reports the bagel will feature Alba white truf...

Melania Trump to donate inaugural ball gown to Smithsonian

 Darlene Superville, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  Oct 18, 2017 , Last Updated: 3:20 PM ET WASHINGTON — Melania Trump is donating her inaugural ball gown to the First Ladies’ Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. The first lady is handing over the vanilla silk, off-the-shoulder gown during a ceremony Friday in Washington. The gown also featured a slit skirt, ruffled accent trim from the neckline to t...

Claudia Schiffer gets own Barbie doll

Claudia Schiffer has been immortalised with her very own Barbie doll. The 47-year-old model continues to be one of the most sought-after names in fashion, having previously appeared in advertising campaigns for Chanel, Versace, Balmain, and L’Oreal. Even as 2017 marks her 30th year in fashion, Claudia continues to give models half her age a run for their money, and has recently released a make-up ...

Is sex really better when you're on vacation?

Simone Paget, Special to Postmedia Network Oct 13, 2017 , Last Updated: 11:55 AM ET When I was in my last serious relationship, my ex-partner and I would take regular staycations. We’d rent a hotel room – often a quick drive away in the suburbs – and spend the weekend doing things our busy city lives didn’t allow. We’d hang out by the pool, have drinks in the cheesy hotel bar and spend...

Newlywed wonders if there are weekends on the ranch

Amy Dickinson, Special to Postmedia Network Oct 11, 2017 , Last Updated: 1:25 PM ET Dear Amy: My husband and I were married only three months ago. We are both in our 60s. He has two children from his first marriage, and I have none. We dated for three years before our marriage. My husband has always enjoyed working, and he worked nonstop throughout our relationship. I have asked him over and over ...

Friendship triangle leads to non-negotiables

Amy Dickinson, Special to Postmedia Network Oct 11, 2017 , Last Updated: 1:24 PM ET Dear Amy: I’m in trouble with my best friend of nine years, and my girlfriend of 13 months. My best friend, “Tony,” sent some mean messages to my girlfriend, “Becky” regarding her physical appearance, her family and their financial status, and our relationship overall. She said some th...

When persistence becomes criminal harassment

Casey Logan, Calgary Sun Oct 13, 2017 , Last Updated: 3:18 PM ET Radical behaviours due to rejection seem to be happening with increased frequency. Perhaps this has evolved from the incredible pressure of dating in this day and age. With dating apps on your phone providing you an ever-present bevy of options at your fingertips, fostering a culture of unwillingness to ‘settle,’  it’s easy to ...

Gucci goes fur-free

 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct 12, 2017 , Last Updated: 11:51 AM ET MILAN — Gucci has become the latest fashion house to eliminate animal fur from its collections, starting with the spring-summer 2018 season. The Humane Society, which supports the fur free alliance among fashion houses, said Gucci’s announcement Wednesday was a “game-changer,” involving “perhaps the biggest fur-free retailer announceme...

Say goodbye to Coach; Company rebrands itself as Tapestry

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct 11, 2017 , Last Updated: 1:03 PM ET NEW YORK — To better incorporate all of the brands it now owns, the storied Coach company of New York is changing its name to Tapestry. The luxury goods company that came to prominence in the “Mad Men” era now owns brands like Stuart Weitzman and Kate Spade & Co. as well. CEO Victor Luis said Wednesday that the name Tapestry is more ...

Blue-haired 8-year-old boy sent home on photo day

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct 10, 2017 , Last Updated: 4:41 PM ET ST. JOHNS, Fla. — A third-grade student in Florida was sent home from school on picture day because he broke the dress code by sporting blue hair. Dana Sinno told TV station News4 Jax her 8-year-old son Luca didn’t get to have his picture taken Monday at his elementary school near Jacksonville. The principal pointed to a school district ...

How To Choose A Comfortable Office Chair For Effective Working

Comfortable office chairs are essential for providing sitting space to clients and visitors both of who has to keep on waiting for service or a planned meeting. Besides, quality office desk chairs are essential for keeping up worker comfort, confidence, and productivity. Office chairs can be set up in every single office or workstation. A comfortable ergonomic office chair is necessary for employe...

Cybersecurity expert gets 'spousehacked'

Amy Dickinson, Special to Postmedia Network Oct 2, 2017 , Last Updated: 2:41 PM ET Dear Amy: I have been married for 25 years. I recently earned my degree in cybersecurity/computer forensics with highest honors. Recently, we hosted a social event. The topic shifted to problems with our internet provider. My husband was attempting to say we could use another service. I explained to him that we only...