Samantha Bee: ‘Mommy and Me Jails’ Are Not the Answer

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“If like most people you’ve been feeling a little uncomfortable this week with our new pre-K prisons, good news: The president has fixed it with the next worst thing,” Samantha Bee said at the top of her show Wednesday night.

“Yay, no more baby internment camps,” the Full Frontal host said after playing footage of President Trump signing his new executive order. “Just regular internment camps. Cool, that’s what we call a win in 2018!”

Bee, who was the first late-night host to fully take on Trump’s family separation policy, said she was happy that “theoretically these kids are going to stay with their parents,” but added, “Mommy and me jails are not a solution.” Instead of #keepfamiliestogether, she suggested activists should have been using “#keepfamiliestogetherbutnotinjailyoumonsterswhatiswrongwithyou.”

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Kate Spade was the answer to a “Jeopardy!” question Monday evening, less than 24 hours before she was found dead in her Park Ave. apartment.

Contestants on the game show were asked to name a designer with the initials K.S. who “made a name for herself in the 1990s with her handbags.”

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The James Beard Awards Rising Star Chef Nominees Answer Burning Food Questions

The James Beard Awards, considered to be the Oscars of the food world, took place on Monday night during a star-studded gala hosted by Carla Hall. The prestigious awards include a category known as Rising Star Chef, which aims to honor a chef under 30 who “displays an impressive talent and who is likely to make a significant impact on the industry in years to come.”

Camille Cogswell took home the award presented by S.Pellegrino (she’s only the second pastry chef to claim the title!)—but all of the nominees are likely to become household names in the restaurant business. Read on to meet the new faces in food.

Camille Cogswell (Zahav, Philadelphia)

What’s your go-to fast food order?
I really love all kinds of fast food, but, whenever I make it back down south, because I’m from North Carolina, I go to Bojangles’ and get the spicy Cajun chicken on a biscuit, with bo-berry biscuits and a three-piece.

When was the last time you were starstruck?
The last time I was starstruck was when I met Sean Brock, which was incredible, because he is a huge influence and a huge celebrity, and just an incredible chef. He is on that pedestal of chefs that I have watched for a long time and looked up to. So that was really cool. At the time, I had nothing to say. I was like just nervously, awkwardly laughing at anything he said, and just had nothing interesting to add to the conversation. And he’s not particularly a chatty person, so I was just standing there, hoping I looked cool.

As a pastry chef, how do you feel about the trendy, over-the-top desserts?
We’re in the business of serving people what they want to eat, and everybody’s take on that is different. I don’t necessarily want to do those things, that’s not my style—but I’m not going to hate on people for eating it if that’s what they think is cool and they want to eat it. It’s excessive and I don’t want to make that stuff or eat it, but more power to you if you do.

Who’s your celebrity chef crush?
Dominique Crenn. Her food is beautiful. She’s so thoughtful. She is beautiful and just seems so sweet and vibrant and fun.

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Clare de Boer (King, NYC)

The menu at your restaurant changes daily, but do you have a favorite dish you cook often?
I absolutely adore fish stew, in all of it’s myriad forms. Throughout the seasons I really love a beautiful fumet with whatever’s been caught that day. When we first opened we had that on the menu every night for the first two weeks as we found our footing, and it definitely helped get us off the ground.

When you’re home, what do you cook for dinner?
I never cook. I’m at the restaurant most of the time, and when I am not there I do not cook. Cooking at home isn’t particularly pleasurable in New York City. I have a crap stove, and the only thing I have in my fridge is Coleman’s mustard. I basically exclusively eat Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean food when I’m not at King. I really think some of the best food here is Asian. There’s such incredible, incredible stuff in Flushing and in Chinatown, and I really just enjoy eating something that tastes totally different.

Is there one food you can’t stand?
Raw bell peppers are on my never-ever list. I think bell peppers are so extraordinary when they’re cooked properly, but raw, I find them entirely inedible.

What’s the one kitchen tool you can’t live without?
A pestle and mortar. I use it for absolutely everything, from sauces to purees. The only piece of equipment I would need is that.

Kevin Tien (Himitsu, Washington, D.C.)

What’s your favorite ingredient to cook with?
I like all vegetables. It’s not one particular ingredient, but I really like going with what’s special each season, because growing up I never appreciated vegetables like any kid probably should appreciate it. I’m really taking the time to appreciate it now. Growing up, we always ate a lot of McDonald’s. I still kind of eat a lot of McDonald’s actually. It’s almost kind of disgusting how much McDonald’s I eat for a week.

What’s your McDonald’s order?
I always get a chicken sandwich. I always get some sort of burger that has multiple patties, a large fries, and I always get a minimum of 10 to 20 chicken nuggets. As a chef, after a long day of work, I think most of us just want something quick. It’s something that’s very comforting.

What’s your favorite cooking show?
When I do have time, I like to watch a lot of Iron Chef because the first cooking show I was ever really interested in was the old school Japanese Iron Chef. Then up growing up in Louisiana I also watched a lot of Emeril Lagasse. I think he’s one of the coolest guys ever.

Are there any food trends that you’d like to see end?
Oh man there’s so many. Any form of trying to turn sushi into something that’s not sushi, like a sushi burger, or sushi pizza. I think really bad poke can die too.

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Sarah Rinkavage (Marisol, Chicago)

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to aspiring chefs?
I would tell them to really find a place that you love and a path that you want to take and really stick with it. Don’t give up. I think I spent seven years at one restaurant, which sounds like a lot for people in our industry, but had I veered off that path, I wouldn’t be where I was today. I think just to really stick with it for a while when you know it’s the right thing. Don’t question it.

What’s your favorite cookbook?
The cookbook that I always go back to is Relae. It’s a restaurant in Copenhagen. I actually lived out there two years ago for a month. I just really like their style and what they do with ingredients. The pictures are beautiful and half the book is about inspiration and technique. Then the other half shows the recipes. I always go back to that one.

What do you eat if you’re indulging?
A good grilled cheese is definitely something I would always go for and still do if I’m out for lunch. And tomato soup. Anything that’s bready—bready, cheesy things are definitely an indulgence. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth.

Is a hot dog a sandwich?
No. I just feel like anything on a bun—like I wouldn’t call a lobster roll a sandwich or a hot dog a sandwich. I don’t know if it’s just because the two sides of the bread are not on top and bottom.

Miles Thompson (Michael’s, Santa Monica)

What’s the one cooking tip you give to novice cooks?
Well if it comes to cooking meat on the grill, I’d say to rub it in kewpie mayonnaise before you grill it and brush it with fish sauce after it comes off. It brings out a lot of the robustness and dimensionality of the meat while making it extra savory and interesting. And if it comes to cooking vegetables, then I typically say treat it as little as possible but shop for the best thing that you possibly can find and afford.

What’s your favorite restaurant in Los Angeles besides Michael’s?
That’s very hard. Can I give you like 10? If I have to give one, it’s really the one that I like go to most, called Ruen Pair. It’s a Thai restaurant in Thai Town in Hollywood. I love it because it’s unbelievably consistent. It’s open until 3:00 am and it’s incredibly delicious. My go-to order is Chinese sausage fried rice with pineapple. Recently I’ve been getting a spicy pork salad and then the sausage, turnip, and egg bake, which is basically an overcooked omelet that’s delicious.

What’s you favorite flavor of ice cream?
Coffee, hands down.

What is your stance on airplane food?
I will always eat food on an airplane because I’m always hungry. That’s my real answer. I’m not a snob about it. I think that it’s gotten better. I’ve had some like actually really good airplane meals on Chinese airlines flying to Canada. So there’s hope yet.


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Tread lightly, because spoilers for the ending of A Quiet Place are afoot.

The new horror movie making noise at the box office and wowing critics is also leaving audiences speechless. And part of the success of John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place can be attributed to its subtle approach to worldbuilding, leaving many details about its post-apocalyptic setting unsaid (literally).

Like most of the best horror films (The Witch, The Babadook, Alien, Get Out, The Shining), A Quiet Place deliberately avoids being explicit about the exact nature of its premise and rules — which leaves a lot to interpretation. Instead, the movie artfully establishes facts about the world, its fall, and the monsters causing it through tiny details and hints that you could’ve easily missed. Read more…

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Could “Peejamas” be the answer to your child’s bedwetting problem?

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Guys, there’s really no way to sugarcoat this, so I’m just going to say it: Potty training sucks. I’ve been through it with two children already and honestly, I’m dragging my feet with kid number three. Because I know exactly what I’m getting myself into.

One of the more frustrating aspects of potty training, to me, is that a child can be 100-percent trained during the day — but may still be wetting the bed months (and sometimes years) later. I’m here to tell you that cleaning up pee-soaked sheets and washing stinky pajamas gets old. And fast.

This brilliant Kickstarter campaign by parents who have been there, done that, could very well be the answer to the dreaded bedwetting problem. The product is called Peejamas, and they claim to absorb, capture and contain more than 10 times their weight in liquid. (Sign me up!)

“Back when my then-3-year-old son was potty training, he was totally potty-trained during the day. Then the night rolled around, and we had this dilemma,” Peejamas founder, Craig Hammond explains in the promotional video. “Do we use the crutch of a diaper and put him in it and guarantee that he’s going to pee and not learn faster? Or do we roll the dice and not put him in a diaper and possibly wake up to wet sheets and a stained mattress — and worst of all, me and my wife in a giant puddle of his pee. Finally, after waking up in a huge puddle of my child’s urine, I figured there had to be something better.”

Hammond and his wife have three children together; so yeah, they’ve been around the nighttime potty-training block a few times.

“We just knew we couldn’t be the only ones who were frustrated with the lack of options and the predicament that we faced,” Hammond told BabyCenter. “Finally, it hit us that we could come up with something that reinforced the message we were giving the child during the day… A message that said, ‘Hey look kiddo, just like during the day, you’re going to feel wet and uncomfortable if you pee the bed,’ So we can now help reinforce that daytime message, without sacrificing the sheets, mattress, or the parents’ sleep by using Peejamas.”
For families in the trenches of potty training, here are the potential benefits of Peejamas:

Creeping up to nearly $ 100,000 in Kickstarter pledges, the Peejamas campaign has already blownits original goal of $ 40,000 out of the water. Still, there are 11 more days left to make a pledge and guarantee your pre-order status– with an estimated delivery in July — Hammond told BabyCenter. “Currently, they are being sold for $ 35/pair but MSRP is likely going to be $ 39.99-$ 49.99. We’ve priced them where they are to encourage people to pre-order and help us get enough inventory to sell directly from our website in a few months.”

You know what? I may just have to snag a pair (or two) for my youngest. Because I have a feeling that even if we started potty training today, Peejamas would still be incredibly appreciated come July.

What do you think of Peejamas? Would you give them a shot?

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Is Albania Eastern Europe’s answer to the Amalfi Coast?

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The Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, rich in luxury, natural splendor, and plenty of incredible architecture. But, it’s not necessarily essential to head to Italy if you want to enjoy the same awe and wonder the Amalfi Coast offers you. In fact, you can find magnificence in the most unlikely of places, and that is something important when choosing a travel destination.

In fact, there are so many hidden gems in and around Europe, that it’s important to look a little more closely. One of the places you probably wouldn’t expect to be offering the same kind of experience as the Amalfi Coast is Albania! But, that is, in fact, just what we have discovered to be the case. So, read on and discover how Albania has become Eastern Europe’s answer to the Amalfi Coast!

The Albanian Riviera

Edi Rama, the Prime Minister of Albania, has often spoken of what he calls the Albanian Riviera, and how breathtaking it is, not to mention the fact that it’s unspoiled in comparison to Italy’s Amalfi Coast. You might not think a Balkan state could offer the same level of beauty as the Amalfi Coast, but you’d be surprised. The port of Saranda is the best place to start if you’re serious about experiencing the true coastal beauty of this place – it’s only a few miles from Corfu as well.

Dhermi

Dhermi is a small town in Vlore County, striking for the fact that it’s built into the slope of the Ceraunian Mountains. This place looks like something you might find in Greece or Cyprus, as opposed to Albania! The town is stunning, and a real treat for anyone who might take the time to pay it a visit, with a wonderful view of the coastline and ocean. There are some stunning hiking opportunities here, and you can check out the surrounding beaches as well.

Enjoy a stunning boat trip

Perhaps one of the images that comes to mind when you think about the Amalfi Coast is the idea of taking a gorgeous and peaceful boat ride. Taking a trip along the beautiful coastline is a stunning experience, and you can do the same here. Take a boat trip to Sazan, the largest uninhabited island in Albania – here you’ll find a place of historical; significance and supreme natural beauty as well.

Stunning beaches

Once Europe’s last untapped beaches, the coastline of Albania has grown in popularity over the years. And, the stunning beaches here are a big part of the reason why. The Albanian Riviera is peppered with amazing golden beaches, including Palasa, Ksamil, and, the aforementioned beach at Dhermi. These are just a few of the amazing choices travelers have to explore, and we recommend you check out these beaches as much as possible.

You might not think it, but Albania actually has an awful lot to offer tourists in terms of culture and nature. This is a country that has remained untouched from the long arm of tourism, but not for too much longer. Now is the perfect time to discover all that is great about Albania, and why it bears so many similarities to the Amalfi Coast.

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If there’s one reason to look forward to cold, dark, post-Christmas January, it’s the arrival of new BBC One show McMafia. A pacy thriller starring James Norton, take our word for it when we say it’s going to be your new TV obsession.

What is McMafia about?

The series is actually based on a book, McMafia by Misha Glenny, and has been adapted for television by Drive’s Hossein Amini and James Watkins.

Taking the lead in his second January TV splash (remember the brilliant War & Peace?) James Norton heads up the series as wealthy businessman Alex Godman, a British-raised Russian who ends up being sucked into his family’s life of crime, a vast international underworld that stretches from Moscow to India. Filming locations for the drama included Croatia, Qatar, Prague, Cairo and Tel Aviv.

Who stars in McMafia?

Norton is joined in the cast by Juliet Rylance – Mark Rylance’s daughter – who plays his girlfriend Rebecca. Game of Thrones‘ Faye Marsay will play Norton’s sister Katya and David Dencik will be his uncle Boris.

When does McMafia start?

The show kicks off on New Year’s Day on BBC One, with the second episode landing on Tuesday 2nd January. The ideal way to stave off your NYE hangover? Definitely.

 

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Outside of gifting fruitcake, kissing under the mistletoe may be the most curious holiday tradition people observe. 

So why do people hang up the white-berried plant every year and smooch when they’re under it? In the TED-Ed video above, botanist Carlos Reif schools viewers on the mythology and biology of the mysterious “kissing plant.” 

“With its resilience and foliage that stays lush even while the surrounding trees lose their leaves, mistletoe fascinated our ancestors,” Reif explains. “They saw this as signs of the plant’s magical qualities and fertility.”

Watch the video above for more of mistletoe’s fascinating story. 

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Finding the Answer That’s Been There All Along: How to Discover the Direction With Wings

True desire is where everything begins.

I have a story to share with you about decorating my living room that isn’t really about decorating my living room. It’s about a miracle. It’s about getting unstuck. It’s about your career, your marriage, your weight, or maybe your living room.

I had been looking at my living room for months, feeling meh on the high end of the spectrum, and I am suffering a small plague on the other. Hoping for creative ideas, I started looking at houses online, even homes in other states. It felt a little bit like scoping out Match.com while your husband gropes through the refrigerator, commenting on how you could arrange the shelves differently. Romantic walks on beaches. I’d be checking out the dimensions of that living room, then noticing my own. I quickly learned, that every living room looks great with 900-foot ceilings or wall to wall windows and an ocean view. I have neither.

Paul, my partner, started dreaming about ripping up the ceiling and creating a loft above. Awesome, but way beyond what my overwhelmed mind and bank account had in mind. Realizing that really remodeling was just creating stress, Paul offered magic words: “What if there’s just one simple thing you can do, just to change the energy? What if there’s one thing that starts moving us in the right direction?” So I started looking around and imagining a new shade of paint, couch, or an unusual light fixture. But nothing clicked.

I felt tangled and impatient, a bad combination for courting revelations. Maybe you’ve felt this, with more important life decisions: I wanted change, but I didn’t want to put time into it. I wanted change, but I didn’t want to put money into it. I wanted change, but I didn’t even know what I really wanted to do. Pity our psychotherapists and God.

So I returned to my original desire. I want this room to feel great to me. That’s all I knew. “Don’t think about this room,” Paul suggested. “Just think about what would feel like what you want.”

I started thinking about what did feel great. I have a back room, an extension to our home built back in the 1920s. I love its energy. It’s got a quirky, formidable, black wood burning stove on its own little brick platform. But the best part of that room is an entire wall of exposed brick, uneven texture and happiness, worn solidity and a poetic karma you can’t find in new construction. I fell in love with that room years ago, winking its old house charm at me. It’s why I bought the house.

“I’d love something like that, an exposed brick wall,” I said to Paul, as though he could magically order one up out of a Home Beautiful catalog and have it shipped or maybe blink his eyes like a cartoon genie. It was preposterous. True desires often are.

But you know how when you start to focus on something you want, you start to notice all the reasons you want it? I began to notice movie scenes with people who had cool lives and living rooms. They often had exposed brick walls. Naturally this meant they had superior conversations, cheese, sex, iPads and income levels. It was just subliminal shorthand.

One day, standing in the living room, I was again talking to Paul about painting walls. Paul looked like he wasn’t listening (which by the way would never happen to people who lived in cool living rooms). He was staring at the fireplace in the living room and the large plaster wall (which I’d painted purple, “blueberry yogurt” says a friend) above it. It jutted out from the rest of the blueberry yogurt walls. “You know,” he began. “That wall that juts out is probably plaster over the chimney to the fireplace.” He stared intently. “Mmm,” I said as though he was beginning to explain the periodic tables to me, when, really, I was more interested in end tables.

“Well, if it is the original chimney to the house, then it’s probably brick.” I still didn’t follow his thinking yet, because, there is the small possibility that I was too busy judging him. So he spelled it out. “If we break off that plaster wall, you might have an exposed brick wall.”

Could it be? I was afraid to get my hopes up. But even the thought of the possibility was a rush. We decided to try our theory. We have a large wooden Buddha face from a Thai temple who hangs on the wall above the fireplace. We decided to poke a tiny hole in the plaster wall, figuring that even if we were wrong, Buddha could hide the emptiness and imperfection. It seemed appropriate.

Paul chipped away a hole, kind of like a baby bird pecking through a shell. Sure enough, there was a tiny hint of red brick, a rustic ruby, peeking back at us from the hole. It was like a bindi, the holy red dot on an Indian woman’s forehead, and to me, it was every bit as devotional. I gasped. My crazy, improbable desire might actually come true.

The next day, after an all-day meeting, I came home to find Paul covered in the white dust of plaster. He looked like a crazed baker. He smiled at me as I beheld his “cake.” We had an exposed brick wall above the fireplace. Worn out brick. Textured brick. Brick that changed the whole vibe of the living room, even more than I imagined. I couldn’t believe it. Who needed a fantasy genie or a stinking catalog? Real life was the real miracle.

The answer had been there all along. It had always been there. I’ve lived in this house for 17 years. It’s always been there. This house is over 100 years old. Really, it’s always been there. But I never would have discovered it if I kept looking at the room I thought was there. In A Course in Miracles, there is the teaching that a miracle is about “undoing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence.” In English, that means a miracle, the presence of a loving perspective or resolution, is always present. But you have a belief in the way. You have an assumption in the way. You have a way of seeing in the way. I had a thick purple plaster wall in the way.

I was trying to decorate the room I believed existed. But it was only when I asked what I really wanted that I found a direction that had wings. It wasn’t about fitting a solution into my existing circumstances. It was about finding an answer or direction that changed my existing circumstances. So, are you ready to design your life? Never mind your current situation. What do you really want?

As a creative career and success coach, I see this repeatedly. I ask someone, “What do you love to do?” They tell me “I have an MBA and I’m in advertising.” Or “I’m a paralegal.” They tell me what they’ve been. What they’re trained for. Their age. They do not tell me about the destiny that is hunting them down. They do not initially admit that they’d like to leave it all and ride an elephant in Thailand. They do not mention the movie script that runs in their veins. Or their instinct to start a foundation.

“What do you love?” I ask. They treat me like I’m pretending to be Santa Claus, despite the fact that I am Jewish as well as serious as chicken soup about this question. I know that their real desire is the only way we will ever find the truth. The truth is there. The truth has energy to take them into the fierce lives in which they belong. Every limit they believe is true, will bow before the real truth within them. There is a truth. There is always a truth.

There is always a brick wall underneath your plaster. There is always the presence of everything you want, covered by the familiar. It’s waiting for you. It’s been there all along. There’s an astonishment beneath your confusion and habitual way of thinking. There is another way to see this situation. Let go of your grip on what you think the situation is. There is always love awaiting you, beyond every single fear.

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Correspondent’s Weekend DC: The East Coast’s Answer to the Oscars?

Washington DC’s biggest fashion draw other than an inauguration just happened, and the fashion crowd jumped on it. It has been hashtagged “nerd prom” and gained momentum for branding of what was once a media gathering into a celebrity and fashion focus. The Acela from New York to DC was a cattle car of garment bag toting PR reps as personalities and brands started pushing their way into this celebration of the intelligentsia. The mad rush to be a part of the weekend seemed to contradict the origins but what is now being toted as the “Oscar’s of the East Coast” is more or less press for the press. From a fashion perspective there seemed to be three distinct categories: Hollywood being responsible, political players that have style and the DC hometown crowd.

Hollywood being responsible are the personalities who are showing an awareness to the power of DC. This weekend is a chance to get shown around like a bit of a trophy but at the same time raise awareness for causes close to their heart. They tend to be dressed in their own clothes or if they are being gifted by a brand then the choices are conservative. Unlike Los Angeles, DC tends to shun the overproduced facial features of Hollywood or a Real Housewife. To witness an aging starlet try to convince political and publishing titans of her agenda through a pair of lips that resemble a piece of bologna curling in a frying pan is a bit like watching a mime in an invisible box. DC is the place to talk about political and social platforms, and it is a bit distracting to see a subsection of this group teetering around in their Louboutin platforms. I was recently made an honorary woman by some friends and in that group there is no bashing other women so I want to make an effort to celebrate the women who do it right in DC. There are some Hollywood attendees that balance the glamour while staying respectful of the proceedings such as Rosario Dawson, Frieda Pinto, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Kerry Washington. These women are absolutely stunning and breathtaking in person while being approachable.

Political players that have style are a tight clique in DC. This is the mean girls club, and you got to give it to them: They own this town. I am mostly writing about women here, but this is one area where you can include gay men. They are educated, they have some sort of family heritage tied to the city and they never shop in DC. It is really strange because you want to think that behind the Ice Queen is an insecure person holding up a façade of toughness, but most times she really is that mean. I personally get a kick out of this crowd because without them DC would be like an ocean without sharks. Somebody has to be the queen of the fashion food chain. Because I love this group of OCD women\gay men so much there will be no naming names here, but that does not matter because they know who they are and will still strike at me next time we meet.

The DC hometown crowd are the heart and soul of this city. They either live here or have lived here and understand understated elegance. I will admit that there are some members of this group that still live in ill-fitting shift dresses with their bra straps showing, but as I recently began to count them at a brunch I stopped and felt disgusted a little with myself. These are the women that are usually mothers on top of all the other achievements in their lengthy resume because DC and the surrounding areas are a great place to raise a family. The access to the best cultural activities and the feeling of open skies are rare for a big city so it attracts women who are extremely aware of their environment but not necessarily flashy in their personal presentation. People tend to talk to me about fashion but drop the name of a private school or charity board into this group and suddenly Lanvin means nothing. What is most admirable about this group is they tend to dress body conscious in a healthy image and do not project the feeling that they are selling out. These women have it all — and while they are photographed to the point that fashion choices have impacts on their profile both socially and career wise — you just get the impression they are NOT checking press outlets the next morning to see whether they made best dressed.

The fashion future of the White House Correspondent’s Dinner weekend will be interesting but might have reached a tipping point. The glamorous family of Obama will be a hard act to follow for the next DC power couple and at this point honestly, we get it. There will be certain personalities and brands that find this to be a market you cannot buy your way into but you must fit the profile of the audience. DC is a market where substance outweighs flash and hopefully it will stay that way. So stay tuned for the next stop that the celebrity and fashion crowd will have their eyes on : Davos Fashion Week.
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Big Data Application Architecture Pattern Recipes: A Problem-solution Approach to Get an Answer to the Most Important Question..how to Select the Best End-to-end Architecture to Solve Your Big Data Pro

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