Time is running out for the Christmas Season! Here are some of our favorite last-minute gift ideas. While some involve a gift card, we wanted to give ideas that were more than just a generic piece of plastic
Add something new to your standby Christmas decor. Alongside your sentimental ornaments and favorite pieces, introduce an updated centerpiece or a fresh take on stairway decor, and you might find a new decorating tradition!
Afraid to take your smartphone anywhere because dropping it means a painful $500 bucks? Fear no more, here are many options for keeping your phone safe from drops, rain, dust, and the rigorous conditions faced by first responders, industrial workers, extreme sports enthusiasts, and even parents. In this post, we’re featuring a few good cases to safeguard your valuable investments.
Hunting at the Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife AreaThe Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area is a type C area, however, hunt days are Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays during open seasons for authorized species except rabbits may be hunted daily during the September dove season. There are no day use charges to the hunter or visitor, however, voluntary permit cards are available at the Huichica Creek Unit (Buchli Station Rd. parking lot). Brief wildlife area and species regulations are listed below. Junior pheasant and duck hunt information is available here. Complete information can be found in the regulation booklets, available at most sporting goods stores, DFG regional offices, and on the internet. You can also get a map of the area, which is highly recommended information on Junior Hunts
In a new golden age of long-distance train travel, classic luxury tours are more popular than ever, and new routes are opening up some unexplored parts of the world. Table Mountain, South AfricaIt may be almost 80 years since Agatha Christie immortalised the Orient Express in her most famous novel, but it seems that a whole new generation is embracing the concept of train travel for pleasure. For some, this is the result of nostalgic mental snapshots from childhood day trips to the seaside; for others, of Christmas viewings of films such as Some Like it Hot. Personally, I blame Marc Jacobs-clad Adrien Brody in Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited. There’s also the growing trend for a slower, more experiential way of travelling, where the journey is as important as the arrival – a reaction against those ridiculous long-haul short breaks that have become so popular among ‘high rollers’ over the past few years. And then there is the sheer number of opportunities out there – from the ‘luxury touring train’ servi
While buying a bike is not on the same level of commitment as, say, getting married, it is still a decision that warrants some thought. And, especially if you are considering buying a bike for the first time, it can seem as if your options are nearly endless.
From tributes to loved ones that end up more like terrible insults, to attempts at animals or landscapes that look like they've been drawn by children, here's our favourite examples of when body art goes bad.
Mehendi (Lawsonia inermis) is a small tropical shrub, whose leaves when dried and ground into a paste, give out a rusty-red pigment, suitable for making intricate designs on the palms and feet. The dye has a cooling property, and no side effects on the skin. Mehendi is extremely suitable for creating intricate patterns on various parts of the body, and a painless alternative to permanent tattoos.
Paddling over whirlpools of turbulent water and watching the landscapes go by can be such an adrenaline rush. Aside from the high energy buzz, white water rafting also makes for an exciting way to explore and immerse deeply in the backcountry.
Ever since the US branch of the Austrian candy maker PEZ had the brilliant marketing idea of turning their dispensers into novelty items in the 1950s, adults and children alike have collected them with a passion. If you are daunted about how to begin an affordable vintage or modern Pez dispenser collection, this lens is designed to help you decide where your interests lie and on which variety of Pez items you might like to focus. In next to no time you'll be a Pez Head!
It’s Easter egg decorating time and considering that it is basically impossible to get white-shelled eggs in Australia, this year I went with a slightly different presentation of the pastel kind. Mainly because last year we spent a gazillion hours at the local supermarket picking through ALL of the egg boxes to get a dozen light beige ones – the closest to white we could find.
A hobby can work wonders to the overall personality of the kid. Having a particular, consistent hobby can help in developing skills like patience, management, determination and accomplishment. The greatest hobbies always teach skills like knowledge that is crucial in every sphere of his life. Hobbies can also help children in making new friends thus enhancing their social skills. Hobby is a great source of joy.
Of course dance is a sport! It meets all of the requisites of a sport. It has rules and regulations, requires skill and concentration, it is physically demanding, and it is competitive. Why do people say that because dance is an art, it cannot also be a sport? Figure skating and gymnastics are Olympic sports as well as art forms. Dancers train, compete and have goals just like other athletes.
Clocks today go far beyond the standard cuckoo or grandfather styles — everything from a digital clock on Darth Vader's head to a simple clock on plywood grain can help add a touch of personal style and functional flair to your home.