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This is The Part When We Break Free...Until Tuesday

4 hours agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

It's our weekly wrap-up, Check-Out Folio where we round up the best (Credits in folio-speak) and worst (Charges) hotel news of the week. [In my best Ariana Grande voice] "This is the part when I break free" until Tuesday since it's Labor Day on Monday. Show More Summary

Marni x Porter Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

For a limited time at the Yoshida & Co., Ltd. concept store Porter Stand, Japanese accessories brand Porter is holding a “Trunk Show” using the store’s movable trunk-shaped furniture in order to showcase their Fall/Winter 2014 collaboration… Marni x Porter Fall/Winter 2014 Collection is a post by Brian Farmer on Highsnobiety.

Of Promotions

Three more weeks till Khoobsurat release which means promotional appearances by Ms. Kapoor are only going to get busier. Over the past week, she sported a few more printed looks, some fresh off the LFW runway. Of the ones you see, got a favorite? We’re loving the Payal Singhal look. Show More Summary

Joan Rivers’ Condition “Remains Serious”

Joan Rivers’ daughter Melissa released a statement this afternoon that her mother’s condition “remains serious.” Yesterday, Rivers stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal cords but that night Melissa said she was “resting comfortably” in a medically-induced coma. In today’s statement, she added that “my mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers [...]

Social Hour + Winners!

As y'all prep to wrap up the week, over here the party is JUST getting started. That's right, we're kicking things off with a new "Social Hour" series highlighting your favorite features from SMP's Pinterest and Instagram all in one pretty slideshow. Have a look through the picks, and watch out for winners below! ONGOING GIVEAWAYS Alexandra Grecco tulle skirt Something…

Eaterwire: Richard Blais on Food Network; Napa Earthquake Relief

FOOD TV — Chef and Top Chef lifer Richard Blais is getting his own show on the Food Network. Per the announcement, Hungry Games will explore the "psychology and science behind our food decisions " through "a series of fun...

Enjoy! Anti-Judgment Day Is Here In This Truly Open Thread!

4 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

But I won't judge you if you've been a little judgmental this week. We are all doing our best! Read more

Young Mom's Breast Implants Explode and Nearly Kill Her

Post by Lisa Fogarty. A 30-year-old mom was so unhappy with her "sagging" breasts that she took a big risk -- and is lucky to be alive today. Claire Hawker, a mother of two and a beauty therapist, says that her breasts began drooping after the birth of her first child, who is now 17. Show More Summary

Wines under $20: Ott (Gruner edition)

There’s a hilarious story that runs every August: they’re running out of rosé in The Hamptons! Predictably, it ran again this week. There are tons of great rosés out there (both still AND sparkling, ahem, Hamptons-goers) but the good ones do tend to sell out early in the season. Show More Summary

Real Vanilla Isn’t Plain. It Depends On (Dare We Say It) Terroir

There's no such thing as plain vanilla — at least if you're talking about beans from the vanilla orchid. Whether it's from Tahiti or Madagascar, vanilla can be creamy, spicy or even floral.

Eddie Plesa Jr. looking for another 'Lucky Day' at Saratoga

It's a sight no trainer ever wants to see, their horse being pulled up on the race track after suffering an injury.

Sting: pay to pick my grapes

Finding labor to perform the annual harvest at a vineyard can be hard. But not if you are Sting: the Englishman in Tuscany is charging people $350 a day to come and work in his vineyard. The paying pickers would arrive at a leisurely 11:30 at Il Palagio, Sting and Trudie Styler’s 900-acre estate. Show More Summary

U.S. Cold Way spy John Walker dies in federal prison.

A U.S. Navy communications officer who led a spy ring for the Soviets has died in a North Carolina prison hospital. John Walker was 77.

Video: RAUH-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Makes Some Tasty Donuts

4 hours agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Good morning, TopSpeeders; we’re serving up a hot helping of vulcanized donuts for your visual consumption. Today’s chef is Brian Scotto and his 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo do the cooking. This isn’t just a regular 911 Turbo, this Porsche has been worked over by the Japanese company Rauh-Welt Begriff. Show More Summary

FoodMaster Wire: The New York Times profiles the...

The New York Times profiles the rise of Sam Kass from President Obama's personal chef to Executive Director of Let's Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy. Quote: "...he has helped to popularize a way of eating embraced by...

Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Test Vehicle by Mopar

4 hours agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

The second coming of the muscle car era in the late 2000s and early 2010s has brought about the reintroduction of factory-built drag cars. And Chrysler is no stranger to this realm. Hell, it’s Challenger Hellcat could hold its own against plenty of amateur dragsters, but for semi-pro and lower-level pro drag racing, you need a little more. Show More Summary

idk: This Crazy Lady Went on an All-Emoji Diet

She found that the diet included a lot of rice-based dishes as well as plenty of dessert.

125 DIY Ideas for the 3-Day Weekend

It's turned into a bit of a Labor Day tradition around here - we send you off on this pre-long-weekend Friday with a BIG list of ideas to inspire you to get a little creative during your bit of extra downtime ahead. This year we've expanded the list to a whopping 125 possibilities; our goal is to find something for everyone! READ MORE »

Family of gun instructor killed by Uzi forgive child shooter

The ex-wife and four children of Charles Vacca who was accidentally shot when the high-powered weapon recoiled in the child's arms earlier this week appeared in an emotional interview with NBC's Today Show Friday.

NEVS' reorganization plan approved after all?

What a difference a day makes. Thursday, we reported that current Saab parent National Electric Vehicle Sweden had its application for creditor protection denied by the Swedish court for being "vague and completely undocumented." But NEVS was back in court on Friday, and this time the application was granted. Show More Summary

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