Give The Earth Some Love Today

In celebration of Earth Day, here’s a few DIY projects that recycle items you already own!


Designer Jenny Packham Plans First Royal Collaboration

For the first time in Kate Middleton’s days as a member of the royal family, she is partnering with a brand to aid in designing pieces reminiscent of her ‘English Rose’ style. Kate Middleton has often been seen wearing Jenny Packham’s classic and elegant pieces at events, galas, and even directly after giving birth to her first son. She has been a long-time friend and loyalist of the designer and often works closely with Packham in designing the pieces that she wears. Packham recently announced that she had reached out to Kate in hopes that they may work together again in the near future, and as a result Kate will be helping to design pieces for Packham’s line. The pieces will be made available to the public sometime next year, so for a hefty price tag, we can all dress like a princess.


Mrs. Doubtfire Fans…Get Ready!

Who didn’t enjoy watching Robin Williams portray a boisterous 60-something year old woman? And when Aerosmith’s Dude Looks Like A Lady comes on, surely Mrs. Doubtfire still comes to mind. So what better news to hear than Fox 2000 Pictures revealing that they are developing a sequel to the 1993 film! It sounds a bit skeptical, given that it’s been over 20 years since the first film came out, but the promising factor is that you won’t be seeing any rookie actors in this sequel (sorry Zac Efron, better take a number on this one!). Rather, they will be bringing back the veteran cast members. Phew!! Sequels with different actors and actresses than the first are 9 times out of 10 a disappointment. It’s just the reality of it. Luckily though, Robin Williams is definitely coming back to reprise his role. As for some of the other cast members such as Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan, there is no word yet on whether or not they will be returning, but it would sure be better if they did!


Google Glass Now Available to Everyone in the U.S.!

Up until now, Google Glass has only been available through a limited beta-testing program. But as of 9 AM this morning, U.S. residents will be able to sign up to get the Glass! Just go here after 9 AM ET April 15th (today!), sign up, and you can get your pair for $1500 + tax.


DIY Spring Home Scents

This weekend I did a little bit of spring cleaning which was WAY overdue. I have border line OCD when it comes to organizing and it really kicks in this time of year. I love getting rid of my over-sized winter jackets and bulky sweaters that take up half of my closet and make room for bright colored pants and soft tees. But what I love even more than organizing is sprucing up my apartment with fresh smelling scents. I recently took to Pinterest and found some simple DIY fragrances that you can try in order to get your home to smell like springtime in no time!


J.Crew Loves Their Customers

Sometimes, it seems as if we have no voice when it comes to speaking to our favorite brands. This was not the case when a freelance writer (for the Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine) wrote to the creative director of J.Crew, Jenna Lyons pleading for the return of the discontinued swimsuit pictured above. She wrote an enticing note to J.Crew stating, ”What I want is smooth, taut fabric that stretches from my shoulders over my chest and ribcage, with hip-high leg holes and an open back to expose my skin to sand, sunshine, and seawater. I want it available in evocatively named colors like hibiscus, marine, and bottle green (in black, it’s simply unstoppable.)” Apparently this description was enough to elicit a response from Lyons – who released an ad starring the now un-discontinued swimsuit with a personalized note written across it. Nice to know that some brands care about what we want!


These Guys Are Helping Save Your Nuts

20 guys dared to get waxed below the belt in the name of testicular cancer awareness. Testicular Cancer Canada’s new viral video shows these guys’ slow-mo reactions, and boy are they priceless!

Share with your guy and tell him to check ‘em!


Let’s get drunk at Whole Foods

Whole Foods isn’t just a place for stay-at-home moms to show off their SUVs anymore. It’s about to become a brewery. Sort of.


Whole Foods has announced that its Houston location on Post Oak Blvd plans to start brewing and pouring its own beer at its in-store bar – to be consumed on location or sealed in a growler and taken home.

They’re currently in the process of searching for a brewmaster – and if all goes well, the model could be expanded to other stores. In other words, Whole Foods is a few steps away from creating the single whitest bar scene of all time. Who’s thirsty?


YouTube Finally Shines the Spotlight

I’ll admit it, I was a little late to realize the glory of YouTube. I spent most of the past few years wondering why people waste hours of their day watching random crap on the internet. Well, it turns out that I’ve become a YouTube junkie myself, specifically, a makeup tutorial addict. I watch hours and hours of makeup how-to videos each week.

So when I was on the subway in Manhattan this weekend and saw beauty guru Michelle Phan’s face running along the top of the subway train, I was intrigued. Turns out, she along with two other YouTube superstars are the faces of YouTube’s new promotional campaign. The out-of-home, print, and TV initiative is in response to advertisers not feeling that YouTube has done enough to promote their creators & content. This is the first phase to an eventual roll-out of highlighting video creators across 14 categories, which will be called Google Preferred.

Overall – it’s good motivation for aspiring YouTube stars to upload more quality content, become recognized by Google, and have their status of YouTube star elevated to the next level.


Silicon Valley – HBO’s New Techie Comedy

The 30-minute pilot episode of HBO’s new comedy series, Silicon Valley, debuted last night after the Game of Thrones season four premiere. The series follows an introverted programmer, Richard (Thomas Middleditch), who creates a music-sharing service called Pied Piper, that has two big-name tech gurus in a bidding war for his killer compression algorithm.

If you haven’t seen the trailer, watch it below!