Top 10 Tech Gifts for Women: Christmas 2015
Unlike Samsung and Apple's smartwatches, the Cogito FIT smartwatch is designed to fit in perfectly with your everyday outfit. The watch boasts The Withings Aura was created to help you fall asleep by providing white noise, and a specific red light ...
December 7, 2015
Move Over, Lois Lane: White Collar Girl by Renee Rosen
Jordan Walsh is waiting for the next big story. A journalist in Chicago in 1955, the city creates a new story every second, and the City Room at the Chicago Tribune is constantly abuzz. Unfortunately for Jordan, she is a woman, and while she has been ...
December 7, 2015
Jean McClelland: Make safety a top priority when outfitting your retro kitchen
When it comes to vintage kitchen appliances, most people don't care about the age of the appliance but they do care about whether it works or not. After that they pay Many of them came in bright or pastel colors and had all types of accessories ...
November 25, 2015
Explore Fredericksburg The town with 'Texas Heart and a German Soul'
Dine inside the high beamed, lodge-like cafe, complete with a wall of working cuckoo clocks, or outside — biergarten style. Choose from German favorites such as spatzle, red cabbage, schnitzel, bratwurst, or goulash. While you wait for your food, have ...
December 2, 2015
Things to Do in Connecticut, Nov. 20 to 29, 2015
ANSONIA Apple pie-making workshop. Ages 12 and up. Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. $1. FAIRFIELD Classic Albums Live performs “The Wall” by Pink Floyd. Friday at 8 p.m. $38. Rickie Lee Jones . Shine the Light, concert to benefit Shoreline Soup Kitchen and ...
November 19, 2015
December calendar: Close out 2015 with events
Holiday Celebration in Jackson Plaza: Holiday dinner in Goudy Commons from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music, cocoa and cookies in Jackson Plaza at 6:30 p.m.; countdown to watch the Hatfield clock tower light up with holiday lights at 7 p.m.; holiday concert to ...
November 30, 2015
Restaurant review: Campagna in Malta
Suspended farmhouse wooden shutters and spiky bird-nest chandeliers draw the eyes down; cascading wall planters bring the outside in, and modesty panels on front windows cleverly obscure diners from traffic and the traffic from view. The trend for ...
November 12, 2015
While some people still don’t realize that women can be just as big a tech geeks as men, that’s a big misconception…we just make better-looking geeks. Check out Chris Maurice’s Hottest Sports Memorabilia List for that sports fan in your life. Ringly Ringly is a start-up company based in New York that has created wearable rings that can connect to your smartphone. Cogito FIT Smartwatch Unlike Samsung and Apple’s smartwatches, the Cogito FIT smartwatch is designed to fit in perfectly with your everyday outfit. The watch boasts about its ability to provide you all the “essential notifications” you would hope to receive from a smartwatch. In addition, the watch uses Bluetooth Smart technology, meaning that it powers itself using your phone battery, but don’t worry the phone will also let you know when its time to charge up your phone. The watch also includes a fitness tracker that counts steps and monitors and graphs your fitness data for you. Withings Aura The Withings Aura was created to help you fall asleep by providing white noise, and a specific red light spectrum that’s emitted as you begin sleeping.
Campagna deserves serious credit for its transformation of commercial office space into a compelling Italian country trattoria. cascading wall planters bring the outside in, and modesty panels on front windows cleverly obscure diners from traffic and the traffic from view. If Campagna's goals include spiriting diners away from Malta to the Italian countryside, it very nearly works. Campagna was conceptualized for a family farm in nearby Charlton, until red tape tied things up. Now it occupies a red-brick office building, the kind popping up everywhere from Delmar to Saratoga Springs, with mixed tenants, a rear parking lot... The trend for commingling a restaurant with counseling services and physical therapists (or a spa and gym) makes for strange bedfellows: At six o'clock, a commercial cleaning crew is in full swing, vacuuming hallway carpets and disinfecting shared... Strolling the corridor to Campagna's door is more like showing up for a medical appointment than a dinner date. Co-owners Joseph and Elizabeth Montemorano , former pharmacy managers with Italian blood, have done everything possible to disguise Campagna's commercial bones. Montemorano — please call him Joe — is older and old school, greeting us by name (and mistakenly giving my husband my alias), personally introducing servers and sharing the opening highs and some kinks when meeting the uptick in walk-ins. restaurant. Walk-ins welcome.
Pub: Dan O'Connell Hotel. OVERVIEW First time (ever) visit to the Dan O'Connell, this wonderful, legendary pub in Carlton, sits as the acme of inner suburban pubs that, in spite of changes in pub fashion, the Dan churns it out year in/out. Having built its reputation of being Irish before this wave in the late 80s, the 2015 version doesn't trend one or other way: just turns out good food and drink in comfortable surroundings. The layout is pub lilliputian. Mountain Goat and Thunder Road hang from the outside walls. The offer from the Dan is welcoming - great barman Dave who was happy to chat when asked - and it's the little touches such as 15 different sauces to go with the food that scream hospitality. Feel free to try out one of the genuine hot, hot chilli sauces before you smother. $1-3 (yes, thats correct) tacos/enchiladas on Tuesday nights, Trivia wednesday nights, a spoil on the menu but you are the one that creates the vibe. Comfortable, female friendly, it's what you would want any pub to be. Wonderful, solid, iconic citizen of pub life in Melbourne. COMMENTS Another to be envied inner suburban pub, the Dan ticks over in an unassuming kind of way, which in spite of its highly visible location, is really set in the.