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The Tienda Sonsierra winery has just started bottling its 2007 rioja in some rather similar-looking flacons. It's kind of a clever idea, putting your wine in a fragrance bottle, especially since perfume lovers and appreciators of fine wine share a passion for notes and layering. But here's hoping it won't lead to real fragrances being banned in public places like alcohol! LOL! Would pouring a glass of this make you feel like you were actually about to down a glass of fancy fragrance?? We think it's lovely though-- we would buy it just for bedroom decor!

 
 
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It was created for The Rocks Aroma Festival in Sydney, Australia, and seen by 130,000 people who attended the one-day coffee-lovers event.

Elaine Kelly, from event organisers the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, was delighted with the result.

It measures 20 feet high and 13 feet wide and took a team of eight people three hours to complete. The different colours were created by adding no, little or lots of milk to each cup of black coffee. Each coffee cup was filled with varying amounts of milk to create the different sepia shades of the painting.

“Once we had the idea of creating an image out of coffee cups we searched for something iconic to reproduce – and opted for the most iconic painting in history."

Watch the video below to see how this iconic piece was re-created!


 
 
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Diet Coke has collaborated with nails inc. to create a new sizzling nail polish collection named “The Diet Coke City Catwalk Collection“. Aimed for the heart of all fashionistas, these limited-edition polishes are inspired by the four main fashion capitals of the world; New York, London, Milan and Paris. The Diet Coke City Nail Polish Collection 2011 will be available in four different colors i.e. Cool Caramel, Delicious Denim, Perfect Plum and Heavenly Heather Gray. Cool caramel provides fashionistas with pink toned nude while delicious denim is a vivid blue. Perfect plum is berry and heavenly heather is hot pink. This collection is great for those who are looking for the perfect festive nail shades! You can fetch one nail polish of your choice in selected Boots stores from 12th January 2011.
Hopefully they'll bring them to the Boots in Kuwait! :)
 
 
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The troubled global economy doesn’t appear to be curbing Roberto Cavalli’s appetite for entertainment and lifestyle projects.

The designer and Lebanon-based Pragma Group said they have a licensing agreement to open five Cavalli Clubs and 15 Cavalli Cafés in the next five years in cities across the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and South America, including Beirut; Istanbul; Mumbai, India; Shanghai, and São Paulo.

In the first two years, two Cavalli Clubs and three Cafés will open in five cities. In the second, three-year, phase, 10 venues will be unveiled in other locations. The investments will be financed through a fund dedicated to expanding Pragma Group’s lifestyle business.

There are existing Cavalli Clubs in Florence and Dubai — the latter also in a deal with Pragma — in addition to a Just Cavalli Club in Milan and three Cavalli Giacosa Cafés in Florence.

“The Cavalli Club Dubai represents probably the best interpretation of the lifestyle I have been creating with my fashion,” said Cavalli, who celebrated the brand’s 40th anniversary this year. “Together with the experience of the Pragma Group, we will further expand the network of clubs for entertaining my followers in some of the most important cities in the world.”

 
 
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Just had to share! LOL! Have a happy day!
-The Manhattan Team

 
 
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You now have the opportunity of taking the tea with the big kings and queens of the fashion industry! These Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer and Donatella Versace teabags will settle down comfortably around your cup and will share with you their vision of style! Cute!

 
 
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Eight models wearing designs created from recycled packaging materials recently took to the runway for the "Project SUBWAY" fashion show. The fashion show was part of the Celebrate SUBWAY event produced by special events company, In the Loop-Chicago, during the restaurant chain's recent world franchisee convention held at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. This year's convention was attended by about 5,000 people from 56 countries.

Chicago-based costume designer, Elsa Hiltner, created each design with recycled packaging used in SUBWAY restaurants.

One model wore a bodice created from a SUBWAY Lunch Box package, with floral detail made from a SUBWAY Cookie Bag. A looped skirt was made from SUBWAY Cookie Bags as well. Half of each Cookie Bag - a full 50 percent - is made from recycled materials while the lunch box is made with 10 percent recycled material and SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) fibers. The SFI logo is proudly displayed on the lunch box.

The focus of the fashion show was to bring attention to the SUBWAY chain's on-going efforts to make the company and its restaurant operations more environmentally friendly.

Commenting on the fashions on display, Elizabeth Stewart, Marketing Director, who oversees the Subway chain's sustainability efforts, said "Subway continues to show that you can EAT FRESH, be sustainable and look great!"

Some of the chain's environmentally friendly efforts include the opening of eight certified eco-stores, with several more in various stages of development, that are designed with an emphasis on energy efficiency and water conservation. Since 2006, all new and remodeled restaurants have used low flow faucets, saving more than 78 million gallons of water annually.

At each restaurant, the chain uses napkins made with 100 percent recycled fiber with up to 49 percent post consumer content; towel and tissue products made with 100 percent recycled material and up to 75 percent post consumer content; and mops made from 100 percent recycled material (the mop contains recycled cotton from socks, t-shirts and recycled soda bottles and the handle is made from recycled plastic bottle caps). Salad containers and their lids are made from recycled plastic Coca-Cola brand soda and water bottles with a redesign that makes them more efficient to pack and ship, ultimately reducing the amount of trucks on the road needed to deliver the product.

In 2009 alone, the SUBWAY chain's initiatives preserved 146,880 trees; cut carbon omissions by 123,751 metric tons; reduced 17.3 million truck miles; and saved 3 million gallons of diesel fuel, says the company.

 
 
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Normally, we write posts related to fashion, beauty & style, but Pataya Beach Thai Restaurant is one of our absolute faves-- we just HAD to feature it on our blog!
Pataya Beach is a hole-in-the-wall spot located in Kuwait City. It may not be much in appearance, but the food, the friendly Thai staff, & cleanliness more than make up for its lack of fancy decor. Not only is the food FANTASTIC, but it is also 100% AUTHENTIC & FRESH! We first found out about it in an airplane magazine article as a "place to eat while in Kuwait," & then we heard about it again via word of mouth. We also heard they filmed a cooking show episode there as well! After all this we just had to try it out! Here is what we ordered on Saturday:

-1 Tom Yum Shrimp Soup Bowl (enough for 2)
-2 Pad Thai Chicken (we like to order individual servings since we are huge Pad Thai fans!)
-1 Red Curry Chicken (enough for 2, since we ordered the individual Pad Thais)
-1 Vegetable Fried Rice (enough for 2, since we ordered the individual Pad Thais)
-2 bottles of water

The total for everything was around 8KD, so to top it all off it's also very affordable!

In the past we've also tried:
-Green Curry Chicken
-Toma Ka Soup Bowl

Overall, we give all of the food we've tried 5/5 stars! We've tried other Thai Spots around town (one of them being The Blue Elephant @ the Hilton-- which was horrible), but none of them have compared to the authenticity & freshness of Pataya Beach. Everything there is so nicely infused with fresh herbs and ingredients (lemongrass, mushrooms, etc). It truly is a hidden gem :)

Pataya Beach restaurant is located in Kuwait City (inside the travel agency mall behind the Kuwait Airways building)
Telephone: 2240-8052 (they don't deliver, but we noticed several people picking up take-away orders).
Has anyone else tried it? If so, let us know your thoughts!

 
 
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    Fashionably delicious! :)