Friday, December 31, 2010

Hot Chips Touch Too Much

Tim Ryan S/S 10 Collection Psychedelically Fluffy

Come On Guys Lets Keep That Beach Bod All Winter Long~~~~~~~~

I totally had this feeling b4:)

It warm today the sun is up & I feel Amazing..So this so is perfect-O :)'s

Phys Ed: The Benefits of Exercising Before Breakfast


The holiday season brings many joys and, unfortunately, many countervailing dietary pitfalls. Even the fittest and most disciplined of us can succumb, indulging in more fat and calories than at any other time of the year. The health consequences, if the behavior is unchecked, can be swift and worrying. A recent study by scientists in Australia found that after only three days, an extremely high-fat, high-calorie diet can lead to increased blood sugar and insulin resistance, potentially increasing the risk for Type 2 diabetes. Waistlines also can expand at this time of year, prompting self-recrimination and unrealistic New Year’s resolutions.


But a new study published in The Journal of Physiology suggests a more reliable and far simpler response. Run or bicycle before breakfast. Exercising in the morning, before eating, the study results show, seems to significantly lessen the ill effects of holiday Bacchanalias.

For the study, researchers in Belgium recruited 28 healthy, active young men and began stuffing them with a truly lousy diet, composed of 50 percent fat and 30 percent more calories, overall, than the men had been consuming. Some of the men agreed not to exercise during the experiment. The rest were assigned to one of two exercise groups. The groups’ regimens were identical and exhausting. The men worked out four times a week in the mornings, running and cycling at a strenuous intensity. Two of the sessions lasted 90 minutes, the others, an hour. All of the workouts were supervised, so the energy expenditure of the two groups was identical.


Their early-morning routines, however, were not. One of the groups ate a hefty, carbohydrate-rich breakfast before exercising and continued to ingest carbohydrates, in the form of something like a sports drink, throughout their workouts. The second group worked out without eating first and drank only water during the training. They made up for their abstinence with breakfast later that morning, comparable in calories to the other group’s trencherman portions.



The experiment lasted for six weeks. At the end, the nonexercising group was, to no one’s surprise, super-sized, having packed on an average of more than six pounds. They had also developed insulin resistance — their muscles were no longer responding well to insulin and weren’t pulling sugar (or, more technically, glucose) out of the bloodstream efficiently — and they had begun storing extra fat within and between their muscle cells. Both insulin resistance and fat-marbled muscles are metabolically unhealthy conditions that can be precursors of diabetes.


The men who ate breakfast before exercising gained weight, too, although only about half as much as the control group. Like those sedentary big eaters, however, they had become more insulin-resistant and were storing a greater amount of fat in their muscles.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Harrods Department Store


Harrods is a high-end department store located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London. Throughout its history, the store has had a total of five owners. On 8 May 2010, Mohamed Al-Fayed sold the store to Qatar Holdings for £1.5 billion.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Lemon Bars


Satyrday /\ outting

I had lemon bars on Saturday and yesterday from Borders ...I was going to take a picture but  ate it too quickly.. Starbucks use to sale them but I haven't seen them in a while...they were really good! The lemon bars from Border  r really good almost as good as Starbucks. 

After leaving the gym I use to get a lemon bar from Starbucks and a grade Caramel Macchito ..whole milk extra sweet..LOL( & Whole Food's are sorta good but a lil too eggy.
*CHEER* ^_^

Voyage d' Hermès


The story of Hermès is a voyage. Voyage d'Hermès is lively and reassuring, new and familiar. Radiant and soft, it is a woody fresh, musky scent. A fragrance to share for both men and women.

"I" -Noomi Rapace in Thomas Tait

 


Planet Monocle

 “With a little more work, we were able to get my trainer Vivi over from Switzerland for early mornings at a private gym in Fitzrovia, and some calls to friends at the Foreign Office helped us track down an Arabic teacher who could do private classes straight after the gym”)

 MONOCLE - issue 39
Tyler Brûlé ushered in a design revolution with Wallpaper magazine. His new global media strategy is equally rarefied, and only occasionally ridiculous. Listen to him for a while, and the world seems positively aglow with possibility.

Tyler Brûlé—editor, tastemaker, mini media mogul—is sitting in the bar at the Crosby Street Hotel drinking from a pretty bottle of bubbly water. There is nothing in his appearance or his demeanor, both of which call to mind an exceptionally relaxed Clark Kent, to suggest that he is merely between long-haul flights to places like Rio and Seoul. Everything about him communicates health and ease, with himself and with his surroundings. He can, after all, claim a certain amount of credit for the environment he finds himself in. Brûlé is the man who created Wallpaper magazine, back in 1996, and with it a generation of urban designophiles in clever glasses who know their Jean Nouvel from their Andrée Putman and who like their hotels exactly like this one. The manager waves across the room: Is there any better endorsement than Tyler Brûlé?



In the morning Brûlé (as in crème) will be off again—he’ll check in someplace else similarly well-lit—but for the moment, he is focused as can be on the topic at hand: old media. He loves it. Can’t get enough. “I don’t want to sound like a Luddite about it,” he says, “but …” But Brûlé sort of is. Not a Luddite, exactly, but a hard-core devotee of old-fashioned media: of magazines that are printed on paper, of news programs that dedicate hours to single topics, and of well-modulated, unhysterical coverage of things other than, as he puts it, missing white women. As the media conglomerates of the world attempt to figure out their plans for the future, Brûlé is hatching a tiny and very specific media empire from a lovely part of Central London called Marylebone.


At its core is Monocle, a ten-times-a-year journal published in the U.K.—but with “bureaux” in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Zurich, and New York—that covers everything from development in Maputo to a spectacular little shoe shop off some Strasse in Baden-Baden. Launched in 2007 and bearing the tagline “A briefing on global affairs, business, culture & design,” it wouldn’t at first glance appear to be the kind of publication destined to survive a Great Recession.


For one thing, Monocle is, defiantly, a print publication: Its editors are totally obsessed with paper. When the new issues arrive at the London HQ, they all stand around plunging their noses deep into the binding for a whiff. Some issues have eight or nine different paper stocks, each with its own distinctive smell, and so they sometimes smell each section on its own. “The whole print-media thing is sort of self-fulfilling,” he says. “It’s part of our mantra: If you put a magazine on shitty paper with shitty repro and bad journalism, why should people want to buy it? If you deliver something that has an improved quality of paper and is collectible, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that people want to pick it up, hold on to it, pay a premium on it.”


But Monocle is not only the magazine. There’s Monocle radio, which offers up interviews with the Estonian prime minister live from Tallinn, and with the best Lebanese fashion designer working in Paris these days. There’s Monocle retail; there are now several Monocle stores around the world, including one that just popped up on Hudson Street. And starting December 18, there will be Monocle TV on the Bloomberg network. It’s a weekly hour of what Brûlé describes as “gentle, good, informative viewing” not unlike old episodes of 60 Minutes or even CBS’s retro Sunday Morning. The show will feature magazine-style reports from Monocle’s correspondents that are unhurried in tone. About it he says this: “I hope it will be a return to more elegant television.”

The key to comprehending the Brûlé philosophy is to understand it is developed chiefly via great enthusiasms. Monocle is not naïve about the world (though reading it, you could be excused for thinking the Japanese are incapable of bad design or deflation), nor is it cynical. “Through the darkest hours of a sagging economy, there’s always an optimistic tone,” says Brûlé. “There’s lots of hectoring voices out there, a lot of anger about things, but that’s not why people come to our brand.”


The magazine is, in many ways, in distinct opposition to the prevailing winds of culture: It cares next to nothing for celebrities. It’s earnest rather than ironic. And perhaps most touchingly, it keeps wanting to unearth success stories—or to proffer advice for companies and countries that could use a bit of a rethink. As high-flying as its tastes can seem (“It’s official: The Koreans do the best hotel gyms”), Monocle also exhibits a deep curiosity about the state of infrastructure in big cities and small towns. About public housing. About measures to improve traffic safety in La Paz (hiring youths in zebra costumes had a strangely beneficial effect). About the efforts of Tbilisi to transform its skyline. It assumes its readers are every bit as interested in the goings-on at city hall in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, as they are in understanding how Afghan drug lords have destroyed the temples of a desperately remote town. It also assumes they’re eager to know where to get excellent toiletries in Zurich and delicious margaritas in Beirut.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Danc-in Like Shakiiiiiiira~~~~~~~


She so amazing on this vid.I luv the horses.. & mud wrestling 4 ur hottie is a good thing..even if you r wresling yourself because he's just that amazing..perhaps?!LOL

NOW WILDER and FASTER..lose it~~~~~~

Friday, December 17, 2010

K=Mr. West and Lupe Fiasco:)*

LASERS available March 8, 2011



14-time Grammy-winner Kanye West made a triumphant return to NBC's Saturday Night Live in October, delivering breathtaking performances of his anthem "Power," and his newest single, "Runaway," from his highly anticipated new album MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY.


Avalible Now!Amazon

RUN AND BECOME: Motivation And Transformation In The Brighton Marathon



Now Do We Really Want Starz In Our Eyes!?:)


Just Jack - Starz In Their Eyes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAjVnq9xtEU
I really luv this 1 but I cant get the utube codes...smthingz wrongz guyz..IDK..U-TUBE-iz my fav channel EVER>>LOL

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Su -Weeeeeee*:)

While away my family saved me some home made sweet potato pie! ^_^ HUGE SMILES:)

Guys I'll be back the week after next *CHEERS*

Paris Museum Pass

Musée Du Louvre


Mona Lisa

louvre

Purcell

Le Chateau Versailles

Le Chateau

The seat of power at the Museum of the History of France


Classified for 30 years as World Heritage of Humanity, the Palace of Versailles is one of the finest achievements of French art in the seventeenth century. The former hunting lodge of Louis XIII was converted and enlarged by his son Louis XIV, who installed the court and government of France in 1682. Until the French Revolution, the Kings have followed one another, take turns embellishing the castle.


Hall of Mirrors State Apartments of the King, Museum of the History of France, over the centuries, the castle of Versailles, the seat of power until 1789, has continued to unfold.


It is initially a modest chateau built by Louis XIII to hunt. It is this location to be chosen, however, by Louis XIV to build the palace we know today, a symbol of royal absolutism and the embodiment of French classical art.


In the 1670s, including Louis XIV arrange the Apartments of the King and Queen. Instead of parade and reception par excellence, achieving the most emblematic of this area is the Hall of Mirrors designed by Mansart. In the following century, the Chapel and the Opera (in Louis XV) are emerging.


If the castle lost its role as the official seat of power in 1789, he knows the nineteenth century a new destiny: to become the Museum of the History of France, commissioned by Louis-Philippe ascended the throne in 1830. Many rooms in the castle, so welcome the new collections tracing the major events in the history of France, enriched through the early twentieth century.

Takashi Murakami exhibition at Versailles

September 14 to December 12, 2010, Great Hall of Mirrors and apartments included in the guided tour. Water parterre: free
(except during Great Waters. closed on Mondays).
 sorry 4 such late notice. Ive been meaning 2 post this 2 months ago but it slipped my mind:(
:)..LOL
I THINK the exhibit is going to Doha..so perhaps catch it there if u can:)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Centre Pompiodou & Restaurant Le Georges


The Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou was the brainchild of President Georges Pompidou who wanted to create an original cultural institution in the heart of Paris completely focused on modern and contemporary creation, where the visual arts would rub shoulders with theatre, music, cinema, literature and the spoken word. Housed in the centre of Paris in a building designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, whose architecture symbolises the spirit of the 20th century, the Centre Pompidou first opened its doors to the public in 1977. After renovation work from 1997 to December 1999, it opened to the public again on 1 January 2000, with expanded museum space and enhanced reception areas. Since then it has once again become one of the most visited attractions in France. Some 6 million people pass through the Centre Pompidou's doors each year, a total of over 190 million visitors in its 30 years of existence.


On Level 6, Restaurant Georges has some of the finest panoramic views of Paris. The work of Dominique Jacob and Brendan McFarlane, its architecture conforms to the centre's novel structure and is decorated with contoured aluminium sheeting.
 
 

 To book a table : Telephone: +33 (0)1 44 78 47 99

Champs Elysee

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fun X:)*

my room window view
Electrolux: Nomiya Art Home @ Palais de Tokyo





@  Nomiya Art HomeI made macroons made home made french vanilla ice cream YUM YUM:)

Perfect Perisan roof top view from Nomiya Art Home..I'm gonna give myself a party up here with a nice orchard deco LOL that'll be su-weeeeeeeeh)*
My Aunt sent me a bunch of cloths. This is one of the many suits she sent me last month:) * CHEERS* tnx:)'s