Mid-flight nightmare: I lost my passport!

Travelers, here is a cautionary tale for international fliers, anyone who steps foot in any airplane or anyone who believes that details are boring (they are) and best left to somebody else (they aren’t). This is the story of Barrett Crake, who lost his passport on a flight from London to Italy. The Los Angeles resident was headed to Turin to collaborate with a fellow musician. He slipped his passport into the seat pocket for the two-hour trip from London’s Gatwick. He deplaned through the back door and, from the tarmac, boarded the airport transport to the terminal. Somewhere between his exit from the plane and his entrance into the… Read More

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Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli: Married!!!

Good news — or no, actually beautiful, adorable, precious, life-affirming news. Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli are now married! Lauren is a writer for Orange is the New Black, and Samira, of course, played the beloved character Poussey. The Instagram page for Martha Stewart Weddings first shared that stunning photo from the wedding — seriously, so beautiful — but Samira and Lauren both reposted the image. “About last night …” Samira hashtagged hers, while Lauren wrote “Wifeys for lifey.” Are you dying yet? Just wait. Both brides wore custom Christian Siriano pieces, with Samira going with a classic gown and Lauren choosing that amazing caped jumpsuit. The wedding took place… Read More

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Antonio Banderas: Suffered Major Heart Attack?!

At this point in time, thanks to his many, many legendary film roles, his fragrances, and his face, it’s pretty safe to say that Antonio Banderas is an international treasure. But at 56 years old, he’s not as young as he used to be. And no one can say that the man hasn’t done a whole lot of living. So it shouldn’t have come as surprise when Antonio revealed last night that he suffered a heart attack back in January, you know? But still, it really, really did. As you may remember, we heard back in January that he was taken to a hospital just outside London because he’d began… Read More

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Better-than-teriyaki salmon recipe

Put that bottled teriyaki sauce away. This is even better. A simple Asian-inspired vinaigrette makes this simple, light, one-pan dinner perfect for dinner parties, as well as everyday dining. And you can use nearly any vegetable you fancy. Vegetables that cook quickly — cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, green beans, kale, summer squash, asparagus, etc. — will take about the same amount of time to roast as the salmon. For heartier vegetables, like potatoes, root vegetables or winter squash, it’s best to partially cook them — steam, boil or even microwave them — before adding them to the roasting tray. The recipe calls upon a few of our favorite must-have Asian… Read More

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Inn-escapable: Waikiki’s new Ritz-Carlton Residences, Surfjack Hotel

New and freshly renovated hotels are opening across the Hawaiian islands. Here are two new options in Honolulu: Ritz-Carlton Residences, Honolulu The vibe: Walk up to the Hermes-inspired, leather-wrapped front desk on the eighth floor of O’ahu’s first Ritz-Carlton property, and you’re greeted with a warm smile, a cold towel and a frothy pineapple drink with an optional shot of locally-produced rum. Down that, turn the corner and gasp at the view: This infinity pool is the highest in Waikiki and overlooks the lush treetops of Fort DeRussy and the Pacific Ocean. It’s stunning — and so is the level of service: They won’t even let you refill your own… Read More

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Review: Mahina & Sun’s, Waikiki’s hottest new restaurant

Honolulu-born chef Ed Kenney (Town, Kaimuki Superette, Mud Hen Water) is credited as a leader in Hawaii’s field-to-fork movement. His latest restaurant, the chic yet cozy Mahina & Sun’s inside Waikiki’s Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, specializes in innovative twists on Hawaiian home-cooking favorites. Like San Francisco’s super-hot ‘aina, which was reviewed here in January, Mahina & Sun’s is updating traditional Hawaiian cuisine using elevated techniques, organic ingredients and a whole lot of aloha spirit. Related Articles GeoQuiz: Abner, Lucy and an 1843 bell? Upcountry Maui: 4 ways to play in Makawao Kauai: Hanalei’s enchanting spell MauiWine tasting — and not just pineapple wine An Oahu hike – with margaritas… Read More

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