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  • Shop till you drop: the latest luxury fashion concept stores opening around the world
    Shop till you drop: the latest luxury fashion concept stores opening around the world

    Cult leather label Jitrois has opened its first New York flagship store on Madison Avenue. Designed by architect Christophe Pillet, the store offers a sleek and elegant take on the French label's signature ‘salon hotel particulier' aesthetic. "New York is the greatest entry point for the whole American market for a French brand," explains Art Director Jean Claude Jitrois. Emilio Pucci opened up a new space in Miami's Design District this month, featuring the brand's famous 1966 Torre print …

  • Introducing the slow cosmetic movement for a more thoughtful approach to beauty
    Introducing the slow cosmetic movement for a more thoughtful approach to beauty

    We've had the slow food movement -- now it's time to apply the principle to our beauty products. The Slow Cosmétique movement is a French initiative that has been growing pace for a while and has now stepped things up to the next level with the launch of an online marketplace. Under the membership of the Slow Cosmétique Association, the products of 41 natural and eco-friendly beauty brands are now available online, with a focus on promoting a more responsible way to consume cosmetics. …

  • Fashion houses await birth of a tiny style heavyweight
    Fashion houses await birth of a tiny style heavyweight

    Whether wrapped in pink or blue, the new baby of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, will have the power to influence trends across the globe as the latest addition to a powerful fashion dynasty. Whenever Kate or her baby Prince George wear items, they rapidly sell out, in a marketing phenomenon dubbed the "Kate effect" that is helped along by social media and online shopping trends. Kate's maternity wear and Prince George's baby clothes have proved particularly popular. Social media allows fans to …

  • 'Vegas Uncork'd' celebrates Sin City's gourmet scene
    'Vegas Uncork'd' celebrates Sin City's gourmet scene

    Not just about slot machines and outrageous musical shows, Las Vegas is a prime destination for foodies, boasting world-class restaurants and cocktail bars. Las Vegas doesn't do things halfway, and Vegas Uncork'd is no exception. Ticket holders will get to rub elbows with culinary celebrities such as Wolfgang Puck and Emeril Lagasse, as well as in-demand chefs such as Jean-Georges Vongerichten. …

  • Hélène Darroze named best female chef in the world
    Hélène Darroze named best female chef in the world

    Previously seen in front of the French version of "Top Chef"'s cameras last season, Hélène Darroze has been named as the Veuve Clicquot world's best female chef 2015. The award is voted on by about 1,000 restaurant industry experts and international gourmets who are members of the Diners' Club World's 50 Best Restaurants Academy. The chef from the Landes region in southwestern France will receive her award on June 1 in London when the list of the world's 50 best restaurants is revealed. In …

  • Sugary, shipwrecked champagne reveals history of winemaking
    Sugary, shipwrecked champagne reveals history of winemaking

    A shipwrecked trove of sugary, 19th century champagne is revealing new details about centuries-old ways of making wine, and fresh insights into the people who drank it, scientists said Monday. The latest analysis of a few of the 168 bottles found in 2010 on the floor of the Baltic Sea shows it was three times sweeter than modern bubbly, and suggests that the cool, dark ocean might make an ideal storage cellar, said the research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, …

  • Abusing dietary supplements could increase risk of cancer
    Abusing dietary supplements could increase risk of cancer

    Dietary supplements have developed and diversified considerably in recent years. Used to fight fatigue or stimulate memory, to ready skin for sun or boost the immune system, they are essentially made up of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, proteins, fatty and amino acids, plants (or plant preparations) and excipients. In the US, where the phenomenon is similar and spreading, Tim Byers, an expert in cancer prevention and a scientist at the University of Colorado, has led a group study on the …

  • Food could be good 18 months after expiration date: USDA
    Food could be good 18 months after expiration date: USDA

    Each person wastes 36 pounds of food per month, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which is aiming to reduce that number because it represents 21 percent of the total available food in the country. Overly cautious expiration dates are to blame, according to one USDA official, who says in a video that some foods can last anywhere from 12 to 18 months past the date of expiration that's stamped on the package. In an effort to cut down on food waste, the USDA joined forces with …

  • Are you raising a healthy child?
    Are you raising a healthy child?

    Are you raising a healthy child? …

  • Abusing dietary supplements could increase risk of cancer
    Abusing dietary supplements could increase risk of cancer

    Dietary supplements have developed and diversified considerably in recent years. Used to fight fatigue or stimulate memory, to ready skin for sun or boost the immune system, they are essentially made up of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, proteins, fatty and amino acids, plants (or plant preparations) and excipients. In the US, where the phenomenon is similar and spreading, Tim Byers, an expert in cancer prevention and a scientist at the University of Colorado, has led a group study on the …