Capital Lifestyle

  • Capital Lifestyle: Lagerfeld Checks Into The Hotel Business
    18 Oct 2016 - Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld announced Monday he planned to launch his own branded hotel chain, with the first property set to open in the Chinese gambling hub of Macao in 2018. The 83-year-old German-born designer has already collaborated with luxury Parisian address Le Crillon and the Metropole in Monaco, but the new business will see him and his company design entire hotels. Leading fashion...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Drenched In Fashion: It's Raining Kimonos In Tokyo
    18 Oct 2016 - It’s raining kimonos in Tokyo. US-based Japanese heavy-metal superstar Yoshiki kicked off Japan Fashion Week by sending models down the runway in sexy, reimagined kimonos drenched in a downpour Monday. It may not be high fashion to purists, but such is the fame of the dyed-blonde, androgynous-looking co-founder of rock band X Japan that he opened the latest edition of Tokyo’s twice-...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Toni Braxton Resumes Tour Following Hospitalisation
    18 Oct 2016 - Toni Braxton performed at Chicago’s Arie Crown Theater on Sunday (16.10.16) after being hospitalised for lupus complications in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday (15.10.16). Toni Braxton has resumed touring after being hospitalised due to complications related to her battle with lupus. The ‘Breathe Again’ singer was admitted to a hospital in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday (15.10.16) and...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Netflix And Amazon ‘Outspending Traditional Networks’
    18 Oct 2016 - Online entertainment platforms Netflix and Amazon are now spending more on programmes than traditional television networks, said a new study published Monday. Analysts said the two streaming giants spent $7.5 billion (6.6 billion euros) last year on their own series and shows, far more than big players such as the BBC and even ahead of US networks like CBS, HBO and Turner. Netflix and Amazon more...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Soda Giant: Pepsico Pledges Healthier Offerings
    18 Oct 2016 - PepsiCo set new targets for more healthy food and drinks Monday and announced pledges to reduce product packaging and limit water use. With US soda giants under pressure to produce more healthy beverages, Pepsi pledged that by 2025, at least two-thirds of the 12 ounce beverages it sells will contain 100 or fewer calories. At least three-quarters of foods sold will not exceed 1.1 grams of...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Ted Fellows Comes To Nairobi In Search Of New Visionaries
    17 Oct 2016 - The TED Fellows team has completed a tour of the region with the announcement of the opening of its application process for the 2017 TEDGlobal Fellowship during a cocktail and networking event at the iHub in Nairobi. Ten years on, TEDGlobal will return to Africa next year with the highly anticipated annual TEDGlobal conference taking place in Arusha, Tanzania, from August 27 – August 30, 2017....
  • Capital Lifestyle: 5 Of South Africa's Best Kiddie-Friendly Resorts
    17 Oct 2016 - by Your Family for ALL4WOMEN   For most parents, traditional family hotels and resorts that offer them a break and have loads of activities for the kids to do, are the holiday go-to … Our favourite kid-friendly resorts There are those (very hardcore and ever-so-patient) parents who take their kids on big overland camping missions from a young age. We salute you. For most parents though...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Secret Foodie Event, Dîner En Blanc, Returns To Nairobi
    17 Oct 2016 - Once again this year, elegantly dressed in white, a wave of dinner guests will invade a public space in Kenya’s capital – Le Dîner en Blanc returns to Nairobi, on November 26, 2016. For the second Nairobi edition, more than 600 revelers will be eargerly awaiting a new secret location. This annual secret affair, promises another unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty and magic, as...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Rihanna Surprise Guest Of Mccartney At ‘Oldchella’
    17 Oct 2016 - The Desert Trip festival is all about showcasing rock veterans and their baby-boomer fans but its second weekend featured one of the top stars of the young generation — Rihanna. The R&B superstar joined Paul McCartney on stage Saturday night in the California desert to join in “FourFiveSeconds,” the song the former Beatle released last year with both Rihanna and rap giant...
  • Capital Lifestyle: World's Oldest Giant Panda In Captivity Dies In Hong Kong
    17 Oct 2016 - The world’s oldest ever giant panda in captivity died on Sunday aged 38 at a Hong Kong theme park, officials said. Jia Jia was put down after her health rapidly deteriorated over the last two weeks leaving her unable to walk without difficulty, a statement from the Ocean Park Hong Kong theme park said. Born in the wild in China’s Sichuan province in 1978, Jia Jia was given to Hong...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Israeli Designer's Fantasy Footwear Finds Famous Fans
    17 Oct 2016 - Israeli designer Kobi Levi’s psychedelic shoes resemble everything from banana skins to sex acts, flamingos and stretching cats — and they are all the rage among well-heeled stars like Lady Gaga. “My world is that of everyday glamour, the glamour that goes unnoticed, which I show in an extravagant and fun way,” the 41-year-old says. Dressed in a t-shirt and black jeans, he...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #conservation: Craze For Hornbill ‘Ivory’ Pushes Borneo Icon To The Brink
    17 Oct 2016 - A striking bird with monochrome plumage and a formidable “beak”, the helmeted hornbill is being hunted to extinction, one of the latest victims of a thriving global trade in exotic wildlife. For decades poachers in Borneo’s western forests focused on capturing orangutans and sun bears, but in the past few years a surge in demand for hornbill “ivory” has pushed the...
  • Capital Lifestyle: New Messaging Apps Gain Traction In Workplace
    17 Oct 2016 - Looking to break out of a “messy” email situation, the nonprofit group dosomething.org recently switched over to a new way of communicating among its far-flung teams. Moving most internal communications to the messaging application Slack with its “channels” for various teams made it easier to coordinate the group’s social change projects across 131 countries, said...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #travel: Paragliders Fill Bali's Skies For New World Record
    17 Oct 2016 - More than 100 multi-coloured paragliders filled the sky over Indonesia’s Bali island Sunday, as they set a new world record for the largest number of gliders flying at the same time. They set off from rugged clifftops in the south of the resort island and flew high into the azure sky, floating over the sea, Hindu temples and red-roofed villages. About 120 paragliders took part, more than...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #our2Cents Ep. 102: How Do You Tell If He's Actually Into You?
    14 Oct 2016 - Relationships are a tricky thing. One minute you’re on a romantic date with this intelligent, good looking, kind-hearted soul and the next you’re wondering what exactly went wrong when you don’t hear from him one week later. It’s never really black and white and when you’re new in the dating scene it can get quite confusing but over time you’ll learn to take...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #newmusic: Stella Mwangi Releases “Big Girl” From Upcoming Ep
    14 Oct 2016 - Multi-talented Kenyan-Norwegian artiste Stella Mwangi releases new single BIG GIRL- off her anticipated upcoming self-titled EP, set to drop Friday 21st October 2016. Speaking about her new release, Stella Mwangi says, “BIG GIRL was the first song we made for the EP,” adding, “I am just in a playful mood dancing around the fact that I’m a grown girl and I can now do what I want when I want...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Cider Lovers, Tusker Premium Cider Is Now In The Market
    14 Oct 2016 - Kenya Breweries Limited has launched a new alcoholic beverage, Tusker Premium Cider making it the first locally-produced cider in East Africa and made in Kenya. Tusker Cider is a crisp, premium-crafted drink created from fresh apples containing 4.5% alcohol content and offers a refreshing drinking experience. It is best served chilled. Tusker Premium Cider which is packaged in 500-millilitre...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Dubai's Burj Khalifa Lit Up In Pink For Breast Cancer
    14 Oct 2016 - The facade of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, was lit up in pink Thursday to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. The lights will be turned on for the next two days, and then on the same days in the coming weeks, to mark “Pink October”, an annual breast cancer awareness month, said Burj’s developer, Emaar Properties....
  • Capital Lifestyle: Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize In Literature For ‘Poetic Expressions
    14 Oct 2016 - The 75-year-old Dylan – who won the prize for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition” – now finds himself in the company of Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann and Rudyard Kipling as Nobel laureates. The announcement was met with gasps in Stockholm’s stately Royal Academy hall, followed – unusually – by some laughter....
  • Capital Lifestyle: Final ‘Rogue One’ Trailer Excites ‘Star Wars’ Fans
    14 Oct 2016 - The final trailer for the hotly-anticipated “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” dropped Thursday, giving fans more insight into the beginnings of the saga’s rebel alliance two months ahead of the movie’s release. The first standalone “Star Wars” story, “Rogue One” is set just before “A New Hope” — the original film in the blockbuster...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Kardashian Files Complaint In France Over Crime Scene Video
    14 Oct 2016 - American TV reality star Kim Kardashian has lodged a formal complaint in France after she was filmed at her luxury Paris apartment following a robbery by gunmen, her lawyers said Thursday. Kardashian is also filing a civil party petition as the victim of “a serious assault and a jewellery theft” on October 3 after French prosecutors formally opened an investigation. The statement from...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Stevie Wonder To Lead Prince Fans In Final Sendoff
    14 Oct 2016 - Nearly six months after Prince’s sudden death, his fans will have their chance Thursday to mourn the pop icon at a star-filled tribute concert in his native Minnesota. Stevie Wonder will lead the sold-out show at a 20,000-capacity arena, which will mark the first — and, family members say, only — official public event to remember The Purple One. Organizers invited fans to show...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #weirdnews: Baby Offered For Sale On Ebay Prompts German Probe
    14 Oct 2016 - German police said Thursday they were investigating a refugee couple after their one-month-old baby was put up for sale on the online auction platform eBay for 5,000 euros ($5,500). Police launched a probe into possible human trafficking after they were tipped off about the advertisement which appeared online on Tuesday. The 40-day-old girl has been handed to child protection officers, police...
  • Capital Lifestyle: World's Longest-Reigning Monarchs
    14 Oct 2016 - Following the death of Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has become the world longest-reigning monach at 64 years. King Bhumibol, who died on Thursday, reigned for 70 years after assuming the throne at the age of 18. Here is an updated list of the world’s other longest-serving monarchs. – BRITAIN: Queen Elizabeth II, born on April 21, 1926, inherited the...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Top 10 Places To Meet A Man
    13 Oct 2016 - by Carly Spindel Meeting the opposite sex isn’t the easiest feat, especially when you work in a femme-heavy industry. So, here are 10 tips to help you cross paths with Mr. Right. 1. Eat out Busy, single men don’t have time to cook. This is why they need a girlfriend! Just kidding. However, when they’re tired and hungry after work, they dine out at restaurants, and usually at the bar. If you want...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Espresso Yourself! Japan Perks Up To ‘Sexy’ Coffee
    13 Oct 2016 - Need a pick-me-up? Try a lychee-flavoured coffee infused with jasmine, or a ‘Chardonnay’ espresso served in a wine glass — whatever your taste, Japan’s swashbuckling baristas are bringing some serious sex appeal to the drink. In a country famous for its tea, the Japanese are increasingly turning to coffee as a quick-fix to help ease the daily grind. Hipster cafés are...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Wonder Woman To Be Un Ambassador For Women's Empowerment
    13 Oct 2016 - The United Nations is enlisting the super-powers of Wonder Woman for a new campaign to empower women and girls. The comic and television series heroine will be officially designated as the UN honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls during a ceremony attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on October 21. DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson will attend along with “...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Film-Makers Fined $2 Million Over Harrison Ford Star Wars Crush
    13 Oct 2016 - A film production company was on Wednesday fined £1.6 million ($2 million, 1.75 million euros) over an accident on the set of the latest Star Wars movie in which the actor Harrison Ford broke his leg. Prosecutors said Ford, then 71, was pinned to the ground by a metal hydraulic door after it broke during filming of the blockbuster film at Pinewood Studios west of London in June 2014. It acted...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Did T-Rex Wake Up To Birdsong?
    13 Oct 2016 - Tyrannosaurus-rex and other dinosaurs woke up to birdsong just like we do, though it was probably more honk than melodic chirping, an extraordinary fossil find revealed Wednesday. The discovery in Antarctica of the oldest known avian voice box — called a syrinx — proved that birds crisscrossed Late Cretaceous skies some 68 million years ago, during the final act of the age of...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Janet Jackson Confirms She's Pregnant At 50
    13 Oct 2016 - Pop superstar Janet Jackson has confirmed that she is pregnant with her first child at age 50 — and has the baby bump to prove it. People magazine on Wednesday published a portrait of the star, her face beaming as she stood on a beach, with an unmistakably protruding belly. “We thank God for our blessing,” she told the magazine. The younger sister of late king of pop Michael...

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