You were with us for the seminars on grilled cheese and Nobu's nouveau Japanese, at the tents where we enjoyed seafood and spirits, and while we stuffed our faces at Rachael Ray's infamous hamburger marathon. But there was still so much to catch in between it all: Anne Burrell and Claire Robinson as an inseparable force at the Burger Bash, Giada dancing late into the night at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas afterparty, and Tim Love and Chris Cosentino lounging by The Shore Club pool over sunset. Here, a few moments in action to leave you longing for more South Beach. Until next year. . .
Nicole Richie married Joel Madden in a lavish ceremony at her dad Lionel's LA home on Saturday, but yesterday it was back to business as usual! She was spotted out in a long scarf running errands, though no new wedding ring was evident on her fingers. She looked quite casual as she made her way around town solo, but she apparently wore three different Marchesa dresses on her big day. Nicole and Joel evidently didn't head off on a honeymoon right away, but with the holidays right around the corner, they'll have even more celebrating to do in the coming weeks.
Laura Brunow Miner created PictoryMag.com one year ago as a place for people to upload captioned photographs to one of her editorial themes. For the site's one-year anniversary, she teamed up with Levis for a special project: Secrets of Inspiring Women. I spoke with Laura, who shared her motivation: "I wanted to do a showcase on women and the unique challenges they face and their success stories."
The photo essays feature strong, spirited women figuring out how to succeed in their own skin. Anyone can submit one captioned photo to the theme "notes on being a women." Laura explained: "Some people were men showing respect for women in their lives, men talking about their amazing grandmothers or friends, and even some women talked about the role models in their lives. It was great to see the diversity." Laura considers the subjects ordinary women who have decided to make their lives exceptional. We're happy to present five of our favorite inspiring photos and stories below. And if you like what you see, check out the whole project here.
When in Lebanon, eat as one of the Lebanese! That's the philosophy YumSugar member FinnLover had in mind when she headed to the Middle East on a recent backpacking trip.
My husband and I spent the month of July backpacking in the Middle East. One of the four countries we visited during our trip was Lebanon. I was really looking forward to discovering the rich food culture there and I was not disappointed. Every single meal we had in Beirut was amazing. Fresh vegetables, grilled meats, nuts, fresh salty cheeses, olive oil, flat breads... Every meal was like a delicious, healthy feast. Eating Lebanese food in Lebanon was an incredible experience.
Taste a bit of everything she ate when you keep on reading.
During the second week of the World Cup, we saw some losing teams sent home. But gorgeous, shirtless soccer players will always be winners in our books, no matter how they play. Here's your chance to catch up on the week's shirtless action. And for more, check out last week's roundup, our preview of the tournament's hottest players, or play our Who's Hotter? World Cup Faceoff for a chance to win $500.
Why I worry about these trends going mainstream I don't know. They so seldom do. But it remains to be seen if this Winter will bring plastic earmuffs.
It's barely Summer, and we're already looking at clothes for next year. At Paris men's Fashion Week, the stitching, makeup, and combinations were every bit as traumatizing as we've come to expect. Check out five looks I hope to never see again.
Bonjour! Celebrities jetted to the Cannes Film Festival this week, where giant banners featuring Ewan McGregor, Nicole Kidman, and Keira Knightley advertised an exhibit by photographer Lorenzo Agius. Meanwhile, we got to know the woman who could be our next Supreme Court justice, witnessed some very creative activism, and revisited some of our favorite '80s heartthrobs. Here's the story of the week in full-color fun.