2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II Review
If ever a brand name stood for superlative quality, it would have to be Rolls-Royce. We've all heard it used in describing the best of the best, so much so that the name is has become a part of our everyday vernacular: the “Rolls-Royce of furniture” or ...
April 1, 2015
Fake Snow, Real Money: The High-Tech Fight to Save California Skiing
There are maps on the wall and three white boards that help them plan out the day. Four computers constantly monitor the temperature, humidity, The crew works in all conditions and around the clock.”One year we went 180 consecutive hours ...
March 6, 2015
RadioShack Suffered as Free Time Evaporated
felt like the only thing any of RadioShack's salespeople were incentivized to sell. RadioShack had an incredible asset in its portfolio of real estate, allowing the company to limp along for decades with lower per-square-foot sales than comparable ...
February 8, 2015
Strategic Confusion Put RadioShack at Mercy of Lenders
In a commercial last year, Hulk Hogan and a mob of other nostalgic characters stormed into a RadioShack and ripped it apart, to the refrain, “The '80s called; they want their store back.” Now it's the creditors who are clawing at RadioShack Corp.'s ...
February 6, 2015
NYC's Hunt & Fish Club Is a Lot Swankier Than It Sounds
HFC sprawls over 9,200 square feet on two levels, decked out with 55,000 pounds of marble, 180 seats and artwork by Roy Nachum and Studio Iyor. That's a lot of décor, more fit for Vegas than Gotham, but it's working well, with a raucous bar crowd ...
March 4, 2015
Apple Watch faces battery life challenges -- report
The watch's animated clock face will last for around three hours straight, but that's only when the watch is in use. When you're not using or checking . BTW all that "smarwatches buzz" is absolute BS , invented by some moron in Wall Street ...
January 23, 2015
Festival of Trees auction slated for Friday
More than 200 decorated trees, wreaths, stockings and other entries and their incentives will be auctioned off from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Muskingum County Welcome Center. Bids may be placed in person or by calling 740-450-1990. The auction ...
December 3, 2014
London may never recover, it’ll certainly take me the rest of this week and a few more early nights. Lunch at Le Caprice, wandering down Dover Street, meandering down Old then New Bond Street, lingering in South Molton Street before making an assault on Selfridges. heels clattering, laughter filling the lift then the reception and headed round the corner to The Ritz for cocktails. We chatted, gossiped, shared secrets, imparted wisdom, reviewed (slated) my dating strategies (complete lack thereof), drank cocktails with gold leaves floating in champagne and then skipped to our taxi which would take us to Fera at Claridges. Claridges is everything you’ve ever imagined it might be. Old fashioned, old school, epic luxury. every panelled wall, every mirrored room a delight to be in. The restaurant was magical. We made friends with the Sommelier and I doubt he’ll ever forget it either. Well, because we weren’t in the bar and the Bar Mitzvah we’d manage to gatecrash realised fairly rapidly that most of our party were not Jewish and all of our party weren’t invited. Nonetheless, congratulations Isaac, “Shoshana Finklestein” and her friends thought it was a great party. Thankfully, there’s a hidden mirror bar not far from the main doors so we hid out and got another round in. Adventures always happen when you least expect it… So, it’s Tuesday, my throat feels like it has had a hundred weight of.
There were police officers in starched blue wool suits with black boots to their knees and dark sunglasses who looked portentous, but well-intentioned with nightsticks dangling from their hips and silver revolvers in fat black holsters. Two were sitting on classic black-and-white Harleys to the side of Merchant Street in front of a teal-blue painted donut shop with a twirling donut on the protruding sign and neon in the window burning brightly—Hidalgo’s Donuts, it said loudly in... The barber shop had the twirling barber pole on a brass fitting and the bank had an ornate clock that was high on the second story brick wall between two elegant windows—porcelain, glass and black iron. It was like one of the fine Northeastern towns he remembered from his days feeding on bluebloods, a taste he came to savor like some favor merlot to chardonnay, or Beluga to Ossetra caviar. Not that there was a substantial difference in the piquancy from one to the other, blood is blood to an amateur, as wine is wine, and caviar is caviar. And like those hamlets or parishes of bluebloods, so not to be mistaken for anything less, this was the hamlet of Osprey and the finely painted wood welcome sign in dark blue and shimmering gold boasted a splendid engraving of the namesake bird... Police officers spilled out of their bulky black, white and chrome 55 Chevys, fenders and bumpers gleaming in the sun.
Elvis Birthday Cakes: Three weeks ago, we looked at Elvis birthday cakes, including the one presented to him on the set of King Creole when he turned 23 in 1958. Elvis was also filming a movie on January 8, 1961, when he turned 26. Here is Elvis... Giant Elvis Pez: In that same blog article, I stated that my favorite little Elvis collectible was Jumpsuit Elvis Pez from the three-pack gift tin. However, not all Elvis Pezes (Pez Elvises. How about a three-foot tall Giant Elvis Pez. The one on the right is available in the Cirque du Soleil Viva Elvis gift shop in Las Vegas. The one with the TCB shield actually has a chip in it that plays an Elvis song. Elvis M&M Ornament for Christmas: Prior to Christmas 2008, we looked at the wide variety of Elvis M&M Christmas tree ornaments that were available. Here is “A Little M Conversation” M&M Elvis. My talented friend Carol Stephens does all the graphic design for Elvis International magazine. She replaced the hound dog with her doggie and sent me a copy to see how I liked it. I loved it and immediately wrote back and asked her if she could do the same thing with my golden retriever, Molly – please, please, please.