Your London based brand called Palace had unleashed their latest collection look this recently thru these set of lookbook photos. I must say, these pieces are too dope and they could keep us warm from the cold breeze of winter. In addition, I simply liked on how the brand played with the colors here unlike with the other high-end brand which are only fond in using black color when it comes to their winter collection.
This latest collection finds will be all available on to later this month’s (November) so you better check out Palace main website for the updates and further details about the entire collection.
Typically a bachelor party, also commonly known as a stag do is a male-only affair. Not because men wouldn’t value the company of their allegedly fairer sex (after all the groom is being married to a lady) but because it’s traditionally meant to be celebrated by the groom and his male friends shortly before he enters marriage.
However, recent analysis shows that there is an increase in the number of women attending a stag do weekends. This is attributed to the rising number of men and women having close friends of the opposite sex. Such stags are nicknamed sten do, or hag do.
Anecdotal evidence also suggests that there are a significant number of incidences where stags and hen parties have been combined in recent years. Some say that it’s more fun throwing an exciting stag do holiday in Valencia, Prague, Madrid, or Hamburg with a few female friends to maintain a positive vibe.
But is it allowed to combine hen parties and stags? Can women be part of a stag do weekend? Well, there is no rule of thumb as to who can and cannot be allowed to attend a stag night. Mostly it is up to the groom to decide, and it also depends on the group dynamics. However, changing the traditions does not work for everyone. Some men feel uncomfortable having female friends around during stags. Same way it would feel if men were to show up for a hen’s party.
Maybe the tradition that stags are just men-only affairs and hens are ladies-only affairs is just a very old-fashioned idea that could use few changes or perhaps at times it’s better to separate the ladies and the gents. Either way, it boils down to what you are comfortable with or the dynamics of your group.
But some of the questions you should ask yourself are, will my bride be comfortable with me spending my special event with females? Would I be ok if my bride suggests having male friends at her hen’s party? Would it feel different than her spending the night with her female friends?
What if my best man is female?
Some men have very close female best friends that they either grew up with or met ages ago. Unfortunately, it gets a bit confusing when the guy is ready for marriage. This brings the question: can a lady be his best man? And if yes can she attend the stag do?
A survey conducted on recently married couples shows that 6% of the men interviewed preferred having their sister as the best woman at their wedding and this number seems to increase every year. Therefore it’s not odd to have the best woman for your wedding. And yes if you want her to be present at your stag, then, by all means, you can have her around.
Jealousy can play a huge role when it comes to accommodating your female friends in your stag do, but your bride is bound to feel less threatened if you endorse her as your best woman. Besides, if your bride knows you well enough and also knows that you are the best of friends with a lady, then she won’t be surprised to hear that she attended your stag do holiday. In fact, she just might feel calmer because of it.
Wedding favors are a great way to express your thanks to friends and family who are by your side on an important occasion of your life. A thoughtful parting gift makes your guests feel welcome and lets them know that you actually spent time and energy looking for the perfect wedding favor.
If your wedding is round the corner or you’ve been entrusted the task of arranging the perfect favors for a friend’s upcoming wedding, here are eight gifting ideas that will help you pick something your guests will actually use.
If you’re getting married in winter, a throw or a small fleece blanket with a fun pattern, personalized with a cute little motif or a message from the newlyweds, can be a wonderful parting gift for your wedding guests. Choose colors that go with your wedding theme and pick a fabric that’s lush, soft and lint-proof, so that each time a loved one snuggles up, they will think of you with love.
Mini towels with a personal message or quote
If DYing, purchase high-quality tea or face towels and wrap them up in beautiful paper. If personalization is your thing, have a wedding gift company personalize the towels with a quotation or personal message for your guests. Better still, add a touch of artistry to your favors by getting a professional artist to paint or embroider the towels with a beautiful motif or quote.
Decorative towels make for a wonderful wedding favor that your guests would not want to stash away or pass on to someone else.
Seeds or miniature plants
Go green on your wedding and pass on the message to your invitees with a bag full of different kinds of garden seeds or a pretty little potted succulent that will remind them of you and your special day and make them think of you with love.
This idea is especially great for couples that love green living and want to share the message with people close to them. If having an outdoor wedding at a farm or garden, send your guests home with beautifully packed seasonal seeds or a lovely indoor plant that’s easy to grow and care for.
Miniature Champagne, Wine or Whiskey
These bottles make for cute little wedding favors your attendees will love to take home and use. A mini champagne or wine bottle will be easy on your budget while single malt will make for a perfect luxury gift. Use a personalized designer label or tag for a personal touch.
Yet another great wedding favor idea far better than the usual, run-of-the-mill sweet almonds or chocolate boxes. Handmade designer soaps are a beautiful gift for any occasion, more so for an outdoor or summer wedding.
Rather than going for a big brand, contact a local home-based or small business that makes personal care products using natural ingredients and no chemicals.
If you love cupcakes, it most certainly would have crossed your mind to somehow include them in your wedding. While you may treat your guests to a big designer wedding cake, you can still indulge your love for cupcakes by giving them as parting gifts.
With so many flavors to choose from, finding the right cupcake for a special occasion such as a wedding can be hard work. If you don’t want the usual stuff, go for margarita or whiskey cupcakes, or have your bakery design one around your favorite cocktails.
Alcohol-infused cupcakes in elegant liners make for a great wedding favor. Check out more wedding cupcake ideas at https://sunflourbakingcompany.com/wedding-cupcakes/.
A local handicraft
This wedding favor will keep your guests talking about your wedding long after they’ve gone home and you’ve left for your honeymoon. Delight your attendees with a local handmade artistic decorative or personal-use gift.
For instance, if you’re getting married on a tropical island, research the local handicrafts and look for an artisan or entrepreneur who can make a batch in your budget. If getting married on another continent altogether, source a locally made nonperishable specially product and gift it your guests as a souvenir.
Mini cocktail boxes
A couple that enjoys parting might want to pass on the same vibe to their guests. Cocktail kits placed in lovely little baskets or cardboard boxes with a ribbon on top serve as a fun and memorable parting gift that your friends and family will be compelled to use.
Personalize the favor by picking spirits and flavors that are popular locally or are your own personal favorites.
Buying or selling a property can be stressful for one and all. The biggest challenge is in determining a list price for the home that is as per the prevailing market rates. If you price the home very high, you will scare off the buyers and if you price it too low, you will leave a lot of money on the table. You need to understand the factors which influence the value of the home.
You do not need to incur heavy expenses to increase the resale value. You can incur small and effective expenses on your property and increase the selling cost of the home.
In 2016, the Office for National Statistics revealed that 3.7 million workers travelled for two hours or more every weekday as part of their commute. This may involve walking, driving, cycling, taking public transport, or a combination of a few. On top of this, many men choose to wear a formal suit to the office to look smart — not ideal attire for a lengthy travel time! Read on as we look at some smart solutions to avoid damage to your tailoring.
The suit that you wear to work shouldn’t be the same one that you wear to a wedding. Look out for the signs of a suit that are suitable for your commute:
Your journey to work can cause damage to your threads in a few ways, depending on how you travel.
If you cycle or walk to the office, it’s likely that you’ll work up quite a sweat. Not only can this be damaging to the material of your shirt and jacket, it’s also likely to smell later in the day. Getting caught in the rain can also have negative effects on your suit as often it doesn’t have a chance to dry out fully throughout the day. Instead, consider commuting in workout clothes and freshening up when you get to work.
A great investment to make would be buying a suit that is crease-resistant — this way you can fold it up in a backpack and it will be good to wear when you arrive at the office. CT Shirts offer a range of ‘performance suits’ that are made with merino wool (a material with natural crease recovery). Their suits also have 2% added elastane which results in a crease-resistant cloth. This suit would also be suitable for public transport commuters. Sitting in the same position on a bus, tube, or in a car can cause your suit to become creased — not a great look for meetings throughout the day!
Harsh weather conditions can be harmful to your ensemble. During the winter seasons, road salt can be damaging to your shoes and the slush and snow can have long lasting effects if your shoes aren’t dried out properly.
There are some preventative measures that you can take. Purchase a shoe spray which can ‘prevent and seal’ the material and decrease weather damage. One way to do this is with beeswax — this creates a thin protective layer over the material of the footwear.
For suede shoes, invest in some hydrophobic suede protector. If you find a good spray, this can cover your shoes with a waterproof layer as the spray repels water.
You might find that spending time on public transport can cause dirt from seats to cling to your clothing. You should brush your suit jacket down every day to prevent this dirt from becoming embedded in the suit and harder to remove in the future.
Avoid dry cleaning your suit too often. Instead, for stains that are hard to remove, send your suit for a spot clean.
A lot of attention tends to be paid to exotic destinations when considering possible honeymoon destinations, and with good reason. Nothing quite beats an otherworldly getaway for a couple fresh off the wedding process! Sometimes an exotic destination can be just the thing for the actual wedding as well though. That could mean any number of places all around the globe, but for now we’re focusing in on the Caribbean and a few spots that can be particularly lovely and fun for a destination wedding.
Jumby Bay, Antigua
This is a very high-end, exclusive resort, accessible only by boat and consisting of 40 villas. Thus, it’s not the easiest place to book for a wedding. However if you have a more modestly sized crowd for your wedding and you really want to splurge on an exotic destination, you can’t do much better. Antigua is already one of the purer Caribbean islands in a sense, and Jumby Bay exists off the coast of it, such that it really does occupy its own space in the sea. The resort does offer its own spa, pool area, and tennis courts for recreation, but really this is about the beach, the sea, and the rooms, all built for a relaxing time away.
Strawberry Hill, Jamaica
Jamaica is a lot of people’s picture of the standard, flawless Caribbean island. However, the Strawberry Hill resort is quite a bit different than what you might expect. While the majority of destination hotels in this region are on the beach, or at least near ocean level, Strawberry Hill is up in the Blue Mountains overlooking Kingston, coupling a lush, elevated, inland feel with incredible views of the island. The main amenity is perhaps the glassy infinity pool, but this is another resort that’s primarily about remote relaxation. It’s ideally equipped for weddings, with enough rooms for a decent-sized crowd and various facilities (including a lawn, on a nice day) for a wedding and reception.
Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
It just wouldn’t be right to make this list without mention of Jade Mountain, which has perhaps the best argument of all for being the best resort in the Caribbean. Located in the hills overlooking the lengthy beach of its sister property, Jade Mountain is known for luxury, service, unparalleled views, and rooms with direct access to outdoor jacuzzis and an infinity pool. There’s a variety of wedding packages involved, and while Jade Mountain certainly isn’t cheap, it may not be quite as exorbitant as you’d expect. Incidentally, there’s also more for your guests to do here than at many other options, with the resort facilitating easy access to hiking trails, watersports, scuba diving, and more. So, if anyone wants to make a vacation of it and stay for a few extra days, they won’t be disappointed.
Hard Rock, Dominican Republic
Hard Rock Punta Cana is almost unique in the Caribbean in that it’s a major casino resort that still draws a crowd. Much of the world has forsaken in-person casinos in favor of online gaming, particularly now that there are free gaming options at even the most professional sites. However, Hard Rock and Atlantis in the Bahamas still know how to make a live casino thrilling. And Hard Rock, more than its Bahamian counterpart, also happens to be a gorgeous, inviting, and relaxing resort rather than just a gaming hub. This place has actually become known for its wedding packages, including one that allows you to get married on a floating gazebo. And, both because of the in-house casino and the generally thriving surrounding area of Punta Cana, there’s more activity here than at any other option on the list for your guests.
Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda
Virgin Gorda may be the most striking destination on this list before we consider specific resorts, which is of course saying quite a lot. It defines Caribbean beauty with its white sand beaches and translucent waters, and it’s known for its “baths,” which are essentially little coves and natural pools in shallow water between boulders along the shoreline. It’s all like a little slice of Heaven, and Oil Nut Bay is a stunning 300-acre resort taking advantage of all of it. It’s actually advertised for permanent residence as much as vacations, but regardless the resort can make even a visiting crowd feel as if it’s come into ownership of a private paradise.
Wearing real fur is often associated with being sophisticated or glamorous. Real furs are timeless and therefore would never go out of style. A fur coat, whether it was handed down to you by the previous generation or one that you bought with your hard earned income, can be worn formally as well as casually. It can add a touch of elegance even to a plain and simple outfit. What are some of the major benefits of owning a real fur garment?
Fur coats represent timeless fashion
Like any other trends in fashion, the specifics are likely to change from time to time. However, a real fur coat never goes out of fashion. Hence, it can be considered as a long-term investment and you can use it until it becomes too damaged to wear. You can hand down your fur outfit in good condition to your future generations through proper care. With the help of a furrier at Koslows Furs, you can also change your old fur coat into something new and different.
A fashion statement
A real fur coat is all about fashion, glamour, sophistication, and luxury. Every time you go out to a real fur outfit you are sure to turn heads around and it doesn’t matter if you’re wearing one that was handed down to you by your grandmother. You don’t have to throw away an old fur coat thinking it is out of style. You can get it restyled and transform it into something that looks trendy. Investing in the right fur coat will allow you to enjoy wearing it for the rest of your life.
Real fur is eco-friendly
Real fur coats degrade naturally making it eco-friendly compared to other materials that are man-made which requires a longer time.
Compared to the other coats and winter wear, a real fur coat is highly durable. While you may have to replace the other coats, real fur coats are likely to last a lifetime and you could even hand it down to the younger generation in a very good condition. However, you need to understand how to care for real fur outfits and how to store it properly to ensure that it does not get damaged or destroyed.
Incredibly warm and comfortable
The main reason many prefer to have a real fur coat is that it is incredibly warm and it can protect you from the cold and harsh winters. Most of these furs come from animals that spend their lives out in the snow without freezing to death. This is one of the major benefits that you get by wearing an outfit made of real fur. Besides, real fur is extremely soft and it’s not heavy. Many any of the synthetic clothes are heavy and uncomfortable and you can get a great deal of comfort from real fur.
Giving the right amount of care and through the process of restoration, you can wear a real fur coat happily and comfortably for a lifetime.
As winter approaches and temperatures take a dip, now is a good time to prep your HVAC system to endure the approaching cold weather. While regular maintenance and service are essential to weatherproof your HVAC unit, the changing seasons demand a little more care than usual. The following tips will help you prep your heating and air conditioning for low temperatures.
Prep the air conditioning
Cover the AC condenser outside with a weatherproof cover to protect it against the harsh winter elements. Before doing that, change the AC’s refrigerant and clean the unit to ensure airflow—but only if you know how. Otherwise, call a local HVAC maintenance specialist.
Prep the heating unit
Remove any weeds or grass that may have grown around the heating pump outside. Check that the thermostat and furnace pilot light are functioning properly. Remove any articles lying around the furnace. If you have installed a humidifier, remember to clean its water panel thoroughly for it to work optimally.
Other parts that need to checked and tested include the furnace’s ignition system and burners and the combustion blower. Also check if the heat exchanger and fan belt are working properly.
Test and retest the furnace and the CO detector and alarm (replace last season’s batteries with new ones), and don’t forget to check the electrical wiring for any damage.
Replace the HVAC air filter
While most people prefer to simply clean and reuse the air filter, experts recommend replacing it altogether. This small expense can go a long way in maximizing your unit’s efficiency as the weather changes. Moreover, a new filter revitalizes the HVAC by clearing the ducts.
If all of the above sounds like too much work and you’re not confident that you have the expertise to inspect your HVAC, it’s better to call in an HVAC service professional to look at the unit and make sure it’s safe and ready to use.
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Test the registers
Once the unit is ready to use, test it at least once to avoid last-minute surprises. Switch on the thermostat and as the system heats up, test all the registers around the house. Ensure that all registers are releasing adequate warm air and if any one seems faulty, have it checked by a certified professional.
Invest in professional HVAC service
Repairing HVAC units is not cheap. If there is the slightest chance that you may damage your HVAC system while trying to clean it, it is best to seek professional help. Moreover, having the system serviced by a technician prolongs its life and ensures that any faulty components are fixed or replaced in time. View this as an investment rather than an expense, as a seasonal dip-check by a certified expert can safeguard your HVAC against damage and control wear and tear.
Over the years, medical researchers have conducted several studies related to the human lifespan with the objective of increasing the life expectancy. But medical miracles are not the only way to make you live longer; you can take some simple measures in your daily life to live healthier and longer. Here are some unbelievably simple and natural tips to boost your longevity.
It has been rightly said that food is medicine and eating mindfully is the best way you can use food to increase your lifespan. Rely more on natural foods like fruits and vegetables, whole grains and dairy. Cut on processed foods completely as they are high in unhealthy fats, sugar and salt. It is not only important to choose wisely but also practice restraint with portion size and helpings. Also, have a fixed schedule and eat slowly to relish the food and get maximum benefits too.
Another natural way to enhance longevity is by exercising every day. As long as you are not preparing for a fitness competition, it does not matter what exercise you are doing. You can hit the gym, step out for a stroll or simply take the stairs instead of the elevator. You can even opt for therapies like yoga and Tai Chi. The idea is to just get moving.
Spend at least 15 minutes soaking the sun everyday as it gives you a hefty dose of vitamin D. This essential vitamin does a great job for the bones as it stimulates the absorption of calcium. Vitamin D has also been proved effective for lowering the risk of serious diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and depression. Being outdoors gives your lungs fresh air too, which is also good for your health.
Stress is a part and parcel of the modern lifestyle but it can cause lethal health issues, from hypertension to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cognitive diseases and more. If you really wish to extend your lifespan, take out time to unwind and de-stress. Spend out a few minutes daily to do something you enjoy or simply do some breathing exercises to relax.
Periodic screenings and diagnostic tests keep you on the safe side and enable early detection and treatment of diseases. Whether or not you are at high risk, take regular screenings and tests to live longer. Never ignore even minor issues and seek medical guidance and help whenever you feel that your need it.
Another natural tip to boost your longevity is to opt for herbal remedies and natural supplements for improving your immunity and wellness. Herbal remedies come with extensive healing benefits yet have no side effects. You will be surprised to know that these supplements can help you in more than one ways, for promoting your physical, mental and emotional health.
If you want to live longer, abstinence from smoking and alcohol is the key. It is a well known fact that these substances can harm your health and elevate the risk of several life-threatening diseases. People who indulge in them can fall prey to health issues such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, lung problems and obesity. Just ditch the smoke and wine and add years to your life!
Your friends and loved ones can be the motivating factors for you. Spend time with them and share your joys and anxieties. Cultivate positive thoughts and be with people who inspire you. Be connected with the loved ones and communicate with them as much as you can. Positive and healthy relationships are the foundation of good health and increase your chances of living longer.
A surprising fact about life expectancy is that you can increase it significantly by doing something as simple as flossing every day. People who do not floss are prone to gum disease, which in turn elevates the risk of atherosclerosis, a serious heart condition. Flossing everyday is, therefore, a life-saving habit as it is good for your gums and heart.
Another way to improve your life expectancy is by turning off the television. Surprising, but true because couched potatoes are often inactive! Spending hours slouched in front of the TV puts you at high risk of lifestyle generated diseases and shortens your lifespan. It is also detrimental to health in several other ways as it often leaves you stressed out, sleep deprived and causes binge eating.
All of these measures are easy to adopt but can make great difference to your health and longevity. Just make these small and simple lifestyle changes and live healthier for years and years to come.
There was a time when online dating was not considered a norm but things have changed today. In a world that is about digital presences as much as real-life priorities, finding partners on the internet seems like a logical and inevitable development. Online dating has also been a boon for those who had to deal with social awkwardness and shyness, allowing people to be more expressive.
Maintaining Safety in an Online Relationship
Participants on dating websites need to be alert, for, with the opportunities and excitement, there is a lot of unpredictability. Many unscrupulous agents and individuals do create fake profiles on dating sites to scam unsuspecting participants. There are also dangerous and delinquent individuals who are on dating sites looking for a victim.
Do not hide your online interactions from everybody. It is always good to confide with a close friend – maybe you will get some perspectives you have not thought of yourself. Articles like http://teenswannaknow.com/how-to-stay-safe-in-a-long-distance-relationship/ will shed a lot of light on the perils that may exist in the online dating world and how to avoid them.
Why Online Dating is Great
Online dating and the long distance relationships that can bloom from these interactions are not all scams. Some of the most meaningful relationships have been formed through heart-to-heart online interactions. People, young and old, are enjoying the many perks of online dating.
Real life is not like the romantic comedies we see on screen. We don’t have the smart quips ready and there are no moments with a background score that would be a cue to what happens next. For many of us, a date can be a petrifying affair – one where we are too preoccupied trying to maintain a good first impression. In an interaction on an online dating website, these pressures are lessened. You could be sipping coffee and sitting next to your cat while checking out the latest profiles in the neighborhood. Interactions come more naturally to those who prefer an online introduction.
A distance, online relationship is great for those who get nervous easily. It eases people into a comfort zone where they can get to know each other without the pressure of impressing all the time. As the communication is relaxed, you can also figure out faster if the person you are chatting with is compatible. These are some of the many reasons why online dating is so popular.
Quick and Plenty of Choices
Why invest all your time on a person when you can instantly start talking to many people and narrow down the list? Rejection is softened in an online chat atmosphere – compared to a physical world scenario. It does not take much time to set up an online dating profile too, so it is an efficient process made for the modern schedule.
Getting to know someone through your phone or computer is also quite cost-effective. You don’t have to spend on expensive drinks or overpriced popcorn – yet. The online relationship adds more significance to the first date. If you are planning to finally meet the person you have been chatting with, you will be prepared and you already share a comfortable vibe with him or her.
Basic Online Dating Rules
Maintaining an online relationship has its unique scenarios. It requires constant interactions and staying updated with each other’s important life events, amongst many other things. Before you get to this stage though, there are some fundamental rules of the online dating game that should not be broken.
Don’t start sharing too many details about your life too soon. It can be overwhelming for the person on the other end. You may also divulge confidential information along the way that can be used against your interests. This includes your phone number – give it only when you are sure you would like to continue communication away from the dating platform.
Stay Smart and Be Respectful
Eventually, if all goes fine, an online interaction will become a real-world interaction. Keep the conversations going and propose a meeting in a nice public place in an area you are familiar with. For all the advantages of an online persona, you will only know the truth when you connect in 3D. If you are going to meet someone in person, let someone know and stay in touch on the phone consistently. Sometimes what you experienced online will be different in real life. Maybe he is showing contradicting personality traits. Maybe she lied about an interest. This is real information and you should not let the online avatar cloud your judgment. The best thing would be to cut it off at the first meeting, politely and gracefully.
With these basics of online distance relationships, you can explore a wonderful world full of interesting people. Stay safe, be respectful, know what you want, and enjoy the interactions that you will have.