Sunday, December 28, 2014


Take the stores and see the sites, seven days a week in a new change.

With great places to shop, eat and drink, to the cathedral of St. Paul all facing is the ideal place to visit. And if you're all bought, why not relax and enjoy the spectacular view of the city of London in the impressive public terrace, the City of London must-see.

With views of the iconic dome of St Paul's Cathedral, Madison restaurant offers panoramic terrace Public New Change. From breakfast early in the morning for an informal lunch meeting, Madison offers high atmosphere for those who enjoy a generous side order of history and culture, with its daily work, colleagues, friends. And when the night under the light Madison, overlooking the rooftops and new furniture, but comfortable drops combine to create an elegant atmosphere undeniable. Relax in the bar or dine in the dining room, looking down at one of the most exciting historic cities. Madison is open seven days a week from 10am till late.

Friday, December 26, 2014

How to Sleep like a Baby

It’s 3:00 a.m. where are you? Most people would probably be asleep. However, for a large majority of people, it is near impossible for them to get a good nights rest. Without it, they are unable to focus well, they have low energy, and let’s face it, they are usually in a not so good mood. Is there anything that the sleep deprived can do in order to help give their body the much needed sleep it needs? Aside from counting sheep, which rarely works, try some of the suggestions below.

How to Sleep like a Baby

First, start out by examining your bedroom for sleep distractions. Sleep distractions would be such things as clutter, the color of the paint, the noise level, etc. If your room is painted in bright, electrifying colors, you may want to consider painting it a soothing cool color. A pale green or a soothing blue would be good choices. You can’t expect to be able to sleep if the paint in your bedroom is so bright that it looks like an airport runway.

If your room is cluttered, consider scheduling a spring cleaning day and get rid of all those unwanted sleep thieves. If a room is cluttered, it gives our mind more things to focus on and think about during the night instead of sleep. Your bedroom is supposed to be your sanctuary, and let’s face it, who wants piles of bills or junk mail in their sanctuary? Not too many people.

As far as the noise level goes, this is different for each person. Some people enjoy some form of noise while they sleep and may even purchase a noise machine, while others have to have quiet. If you fall into the latter category, try purchasing some heavy drapes to see if they block out any of the unwanted noise. While the drapes probably won’t get rid of every unwanted noise, you will notice a big difference.

Next, try not to exercise before going to bed. I’m not saying don’t exercise at all, because exercise is good for us, but we all know that exercise releases endorphins which amp us up. You can’t expect to be able to go to sleep if you feel like you could run a marathon. Try to keep exercise to either early in the mornings or to around four hours before bedtime. This will give your body time to calm down and will help you to drift off to sleep much easier.

Another suggestion to help you get a good nights sleep would be to take a nice warm bath just before you are ready to go to bed. The warm bath will not only help you to relax physically, but it will also give your brain some time to unwind as well. It doesn’t have to be a long bath, just 10 or 15 minutes should do the trick. As you are letting the water out of the tub, picture your troubles and cares being washed down the drain. A mind that is not burdened with troubles is a mind that can easily drift off to sleep.

Lighting is another issue that effects sleep. If your bedroom window lets the light of a nearby street light into your bedroom, you might want to try some of those room darkening curtains to eliminate that problem. If you can’t find any or can’t afford them, try putting a quilt up instead. If your curtain rods are sturdy, they will usually hold up the extra weight of the quilt. Either of these two things will help darken your bedroom and help you drift off to what could be the best nights sleep you’ve had in a while.

Of course, don’t forget to flip your mattress every so often to keep it from getting worn. However, if your mattress is not in good shape and you can’t afford to buy a new one (because we know they don’t come cheap), consider buying a mattress topper. This will give you the sense of a new mattress, but will cost you a fraction of the price. Toppers come in a variety of styles, and it is up to you to find the one that suits your needs.

The last tip, try and keep the temperature in your bedroom at a comfortable level. You don’t want the temperature too hot or too cold. You want it just right. Again, it is up to you, as an individual, to decide what your perfect temperature is. Try these few tips out and see if they help you get the peaceful nights slumber your body has been missing. Pleasant dreams sleep deprived.

Before Christmas turkey, trees, ornaments

How famous Georgian


Georgian Christmas at the Dennis Severs House


What was the holiday season as before turkeys and trees? Caroline McGhie visit the house in Spitalfields breaks Dennis particular

It's hard to imagine before Christmas Victorian has his hands on it and wrapped sentimentality and garlands. But there is a very old house in Spitalfields arthritic London where you can still enjoy the experience. Gateway back in Folgate Street, everything is cold and dark. The only heat comes from the chimneys, the only light and flickering candles filter gray sadness when the wings are open.

There is a smell of the forest floor and spices. David Milne in his baker's apron, sewing fir garlands dotted with clementines to hang from the ceiling of the room. He is the curator of this extraordinary home, cared for 15 years and sometimes sleeps here.

This garland of fruit, wood and flowers that resemble wood carvings decorated 18th century Grinling Gibbons, who wove their magic in Hampton Court, the Cathedral of St. Paul and Blenheim Palace. "The use of green was pagan and returned to classical mythology," David said. The Christmas tree as we know, did not get his first role until the coverage Illustrated London News is Queen Victoria in 1848, so there was no turning back.

David is preparing for a night in which historians, fans of the Georgian era, local celebrities - including TV presenter Dan Cruickshank and local artists, perhaps, Gilbert and George - come. Jeanette Winterson, owner of green coffee slow food in Spitalfields Market, located so you can not be there. Wassail Bowl, a huge trunk, grated scarlet silk curves down the stairs, and gingerbread men among kitchen utensils copper helps create a festive atmosphere.

The piece de resistance in the dining room is a beautiful black swan mounted on a ceramic substrate with a chandelier above that David has with fresh oranges between fixtures. No raisins, nuts, candied fruits and grenades. "What we take for granted today were tremendous luxury and made in North Africa and Spain," he said. The famous house a mix of periods of King George, William IV and during the reign of Queen Victoria.


The Georgians loved their gelatins and puddings. David setbacks as mussels and small castles copper melting jelly flashing in the dark as defective gems. "The cakes were made of ox tongue and other meats that can put in our hands, fruits and spices. Later, the meat was abandoned and only had fruit pies, spices and fat in them." King George was supposed to have eaten plum pudding, as part of its first monarch of Christmas dinner in 1714, which was known as the "sausage king".

Monday, December 22, 2014

Baby's First Christmas - Celebrity Edition

The year of 2014 brought big changes in the lives of some of our favorite celebrities. New records, new releases, and new awards are always exciting, but nothing can measure up to the beauty and amazement of the birth of a baby. Meet all the new mini-celebrities that will be celebrating their very first Christmas this year.

Baby Schuyler
Parents: Rodger Berman and Rachel Zoe
Rodger Berman and Rachel Zoe (celebrity stylist) welcomed their very first baby this year, Schuyler Harris. Judging from his custom made shoes and his Missoni stroller, I think it's very safe to make the assumption that Schuyler's first Christmas will be filled with Gucci, Prada and Chanel.

Baby Flynn
Parents: Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr
Actor Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings) and model Miranda Kerr may have given birth to the cutest baby alive. With brown hair and big blue eyes, he has been making headlines since day one. This is an extra exciting time of year for Baby Flynn; he will be celebrating his first birthday on January 6th.

Baby Haven
Parents: Cash Warren and Jessica Alba
Producer Cash Warren and actress Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four, Sin City) welcomed their second daughter, baby Haven Garner in August, much to the delight of big sister Honor Marie. Jessica recently took both three year old Honor and four month old Haven to meet Santa Claus in their local mall. How sweet is that!

Baby Morocco and Baby Monroe
Parents: Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey
Nick Cannon (America's Got Talent) and singer/actress Mariah Carey welcomed their twins on April 30th of this year. This adorable duo made one of their first public appearances last Christmas when Mariah was visibly showing during her Christmas Special. Morocco was named after the Moroccan inspired room in which Nick proposed to Mariah, and Monroe was named after one of Mariah's longtime role models, Marilyn Monroe.

Baby Harper
Parents: David & Victoria Beckham
World renowned power couple David (English soccer star) & Victoria Beckham (designer) welcomed their very first daughter this year. Baby Harper Seven joined older brothers Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.

Baby Bingham
Parents: Matt Bellamy and Kate Hudson
Matt Bellamy (front-man of Muse) and actress Kate Hudson (Bride Wars, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) welcomed their first baby, Bingham Hawn in August. Baby Bingham joins Kate's older son Ryder, who affectionately calls him Bing.

Baby Arabella
Parents: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump
Jared Kushner and entrepreneur and daughter of Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, married in October 2009, welcomed their very first baby, Arabella Rose on July 17th of this year.

Baby Aleph
Parents: Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman
Producer Benjamin Millepied and actress Natalie Portman (V for Vendetta, Black Swan) welcomed their first baby, Aleph this year. Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, a sweet tribute to the Hebrew background of the couple.

And there, my friends, are the newest celebrities of 2011. Merry Christmas to all the baby celebs and their parents! I can't help but wonder which celebrities will make this list next year...

Christmas Simplification

This year, our famous Christmas easiest way family. We hope to fly to Texas to be with the parents and siblings of my husband, leaving the week before Christmas.

Because of these great travel plans for our rowdy group of six years, many things have been simplified in December. And I find it very liberating. Although I usually like the tradition of cutting and decorating our tree this year alone, we turned on the vegetation in our piano and some Christmas decorations scattered around the house. Decoration took half the time and half the cost! Small and simple gifts are purchased that can be easily packed in our bags. In fact, I was almost done shopping in early December!

Stress December

With a lower tone Christmas reminded me of why I often feel so stressed in December. Try to get all the good cookies to participate in ten different Christmas events, and find the perfect gift for all those involved in the life of our family. Throughout the Christmas chaos, the true meaning of Christmas is often lost. Jesus is our greatest gift, and it is your life we are celebrating.

The other night at dinner, we talk to our children about Jesus Christmas maintain concentration. With worried eyes my six year old asked me, "Mom, this is not the right to give gifts" Of course, does not mean involve giving gifts is wrong but we want our children?. understand that the gifts are not the main point of Christmas. as we talked about other ways to share the love of Jesus at Christmas, playing the piano and singing in the nursing homes to buy gifts for someone in need, my six year old son started talking she is happy you can stillgive do this kind of things and gifts to each other (reference to mom and dad).

Teach our children the great gift

So this year I'm on a mission to simplify and enable new ways to teach our children the great Christmas. Here are some things we do.

Every night before Christmas (well, maybe not every night but mostnights) we read of our favorite Christmas devotional side of the table, take the time to discuss issues and the beautiful singing hymns included.

We use our Advent calendar to think of an attribute of God or a gift that Jesus gives us each day. Children turning thinking of them and write on a piece of paper in your pocket.

We give our children a sum of money to help World Vision project of their choice. At this point, our son is most excited about the project sunlight.

We sing songs with our own family one or two nights after dinner.

We find creative and simple solutions to bless others with our time and resources, a phone call or a piece of bread.

A family favorite: representing the Christmas story on Christmas morning, as we read in the Bible. Although I wonder how many more years the ass (my husband) can lead to regrowth Mary!

My encouragement to you and to my own heart this Christmas is to avoid becoming so busy doing things (even good things!) The tight time to reflect and appreciate the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas does not mean simply declined. Even if you decide to jump in butter recipe grandma cookies, who still love the wonder of Jesus, the greatest gift

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fun gifts for Christmas technology


Lego Minecraft

When technology enthusiasts that participate in your life already has the latest smartphones, tablets, and much better headphones to last a lifetime, it can be very difficult to find something for Christmas, they really appreciate. Luckily for you, we tracked down some of the technologies more fun gifts that would not have arisen in the mind when he entered the street.

What do you get when building toys 20:21 coolest century combined? Lego Minecraft! There are a variety of games available, allowing you to build your own version of several places at once dig-em-up. Sets include a haunted by zombies and monsters cave spider, a set that leads to the end to find the Ender Dragon, and this assembly, which is $ 40 on Amazon, which places the first night in their first retreat with a pig, a vine and Steve own minifig.

DJI Phantom Vision 2 +

Get to the chopper! Help your tinnitus near their recent adventures flying high with DJI Phantom 2 Vision + Quadcopter £ 940 multi-rotor remote machine that can fly up to 25 minutes and even switch to autopilot when taking a rest from flight.

Your camera mounted below, you can shoot Full HD video resolution and stabilized by a three-axis gimbal, ensuring the footage is soft butter.

JBL flip 2

JBL Flip 2

2 Turn on Bluetooth speaker JBL going to hit an impressive sound comes in a variety of colors and even for phones using NFC technology.

If for their children to enjoy the fantastic music in their bedrooms or your partner for something more elegant rock while cooking in the kitchen, pull 2 worth the price of £ 50.

Apple iPod Shuffle

iPod Shuffle (2012)

After chewing through a ton of turkey and mince pies this Christmas Mountain, you probably need to put on running shoes to return to a state of health of the entire family.

Apple IPod shuffle remains one of the best audio players to move, thanks to its small size and the fact that you can easily clip in a shirtsleeve, rather than going into the pocket.

It is on sale at the Apple Store for $ 40 for 2GB of storage - enough for hundreds of songs.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mincemeat: It's what's for (Christmas) Dinner



As fruit pies, mince pie is a culinary holiday tradition that inspires more skepticism than enthusiasm among most Americans today. This traditional dish of meat (usually beef or game), tallow (animal fat from the back of meatloaf), cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, fruit, sugar and brandy or rum over all cooked together in a shell mass, has a history almost as tasty as their long list of ingredients.

Although there is no definitive explanation of how mince pie has become a holiday tradition, it seems more likely that its association with Christmas is linked to the trinity spices: cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Minced meat origin in the 13th century when the Crusaders returning to Europe brought these three exotic ingredients including spices, with them in the Holy Land. Due to insufficient cooling at the time, spices were a welcome families for conservation combined with fruit and meat for their protein last longer. Geographical origins of the Holy Land, spices lent a religious connotation, but when the church began to teach the three spices in a dish popular gifts also meant the Magi Magi to the infant Jesus, mince pies seem to be an imperative tradition Christmas.

English settlers brought the American pie recipe thin, but because resentment Puritan decadent dessert, it took a while for clothing trend. In the mid-17th century, Puritan leader Oliver Cromwell banned Christmas in England, because of their extravagant parties and presumed greedy. Puritan settlers in the New World held the opposition to them, but as puritanical ideologies declined, the popularity of ground meat dish as each year has increased in American homes. As the market revolution took hold, home treatment transition pies for a rare commodity in commercial bakeries 19th century A writer for The New York Times described an encounter with a Cartwright cake on Christmas Eve 1871 in which truck filled with hundreds of cakes, requires two horses to drive, because it gave delight to customers.

While this may seem a loved one, harmless dessert, pastry actually caused a surprising amount of controversy. At that time, many people have expressed concern about indigestion and its effect on the mental states of individuals; Tartlets with its rich mix of meat, sugar and spices, were a common cause. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, there were a series of crimes attributed to, of all things, meat pies. In 1907, a Chicago resident allegedly shot his wife in the head after sleeping in a sink full stomach and wake of a violent dream. Another case in Indiana in 1918, was a prison guard, who was fired in prison after eating a hamburger meal pie.

Indigestion caused was not the only concern people had on pies and their effects on human behavior. The temperance movement supporters also expressed dissatisfaction with the amount of alcohol in meat pies, preached against their consumption. Ground meat would have their day in court, however. With the amendment to ban 18 on alcohol, many people believed that there should be exceptions for the good of the culinary arts. In October 1922, the Old Distillery victory in Chicago brought this appeal to the court, asking if alcohol to cook, taking advantage of the upcoming holidays, highlighting some festive joy in his argument: pies. They won.

And what happened over a century which made short work of a frequent presence in our Christmas dinner tables? Prohibit due to its popularity decline? People fear that their digestive dangerous consequences? A likely argument is that, as the production of cakes moved to the house of the local bakery in the factory, ground beef disappearance is a "mystery" questionable food, which makes people have the same scruples eat. Charles Dickens even joked in The Pickwick Papers in a baker who makes pies with kittens.

President William Howard Taft, however, was a fan of pies. Thanksgiving in 1909, bakers of New York President Taft presented with a mince pie weighs a staggering £ 50 Taft had ordered its military aid, Captain Archibald Butt offices assist in the cake consumption; Captain Butt led reinforcements and ordered his team to help eat healthy food.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Easy Christmas Home Decor

Celebrate the holidays with a beautifully decorated home. Here are nine simple ideas season.

Red and green coat

Do not worry if your table does not match. For a modern twist on the traditional holiday table, red coat and green dishes in different colors and designs.



dining table layered with red and green accents

Create a Jolly tablescape

The decor does not have Santa and Rudolph. You can create a beautiful life, even through red and green objects. Tip: stick to one type of material, such as glass. Here we have grouped vases, bottles and glasses.


window and table with red and green vases

Try acorns

Just for the holidays: Try red and green tassels hanging on their doors, desk, chest of drawers. They are a nice touch, a lovely beauty, and a look that you can get on a budget.



Try unexpected materials

We take a simple mirror and exposed in the Christmas greenery and trapped in about 60 feathers. They in all directions: The idea is that they seem to dance and dance and play.



red and green feathers on top of a fireplace

Monday, December 15, 2014

Foods help you clear lungs





Pistachios not provide the same benefits directly lung cleaning how herbs are. But they are still important for anyone interested in improving their lung health. Studies suggest that pistachios may help prevent lung cancer. They contain a particular type ofvitamin E, known as gamma-tocopherol name may possibly provide protection against some forms of lung cancer. More research to demonstrate conclusively is necessary, but anyway, these delicious nuts also provide a number of advantages .. pistachios are also believed to help lower cholesterol. Raw pistachios are the best option and creates a large, regular snack. It is easy to snack on raw nuts and satisfying experience without empty calories or weight gain that comes with them.


Banana leaf

Bananas are another food that can help clear your lungs. Banana leaf, which is a wrapper popular food in Cuba and other Latin American countries, is not in the mainstream in North America. However, you can find, and I recommend using a banana leaf is like a tasty wrap around a number of foods. A quick search online for "banana leaf recipes" make dishes. As always, avoid recipes that call for sugar or flour treated with locally grown organic vegetables, or hormone-free foods as ingredients.


Cayenne pepper

Eaten as food and used as a spice, these popular peppers can contribute up to 17 health benefits and well-being for the body. They have been known to help suppress the annoying cough and sore throat and help with the management of colds and flu. Cayenne pepper helps break down and move the congested mucus, so it is recommended for those suffering from chest congestion or food respiratory diseases.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Skirting around: five ways to do it this winter


Wrap, sheer, mini, split or midi: the only ways to wear this winter’s style essential

Take your pick: the carpet mini, the sheer (Photo:, the wrap, the split or the midaxi

1. Carpet mini

When shopping for a mini skirt this season, how it feels is just as important as how it looks. Whether it’s an embroidered tapestry number or a shaggy mohair mini, touchable tactile textures make the most of very little fabric. This cosy-looking option from Sportmax Code wins extra points for its on-trend Sixties A-line shape — and for looking great with tights. (£115; Max Mara, 19-21 Old Bond Street, W1)

2. Sheer

Sure, it may not be the obvious trend for winter — mainly because it must be worn with bare legs — but the sheer skirt is one of the season’s biggest catwalk heroes. Topshop’s high-end Unique collection for one championed a host of barely-there styles, from delicate lace slips to intricately embroidered tulle. If you’re going to brave it, be sure to pile on the layers. A long-line knit, thick socks and stomping ankle boots are just for starters. (From a selection from £155,


3. Wrap

If you thought there could be no substitute for a pencil skirt in your working wardrobe, then you’re yet to discover the virtues of a wrap skirt. The style that dominated spring in micro-mini proportions has taken on longer, more office-friendly lengths this winter, making it likely to become one of the most worn items you buy this season. This simple belted version from Zara’s Studio line is a perfect example of its demure yet directional capabilities. (£39.99,

4. Split

Split skirts and eveningwear are natural bedfellows. But a thigh high isn’t for everyone. Instead opt for modest multiple splits when cocktail hour comes calling, such as this jazzy cranberry-hued sequin number from ASOS’s Christmas collection. Team with a sloppy jumper for a Saturday night at the pub or slip on the matching top to be the best dressed at the office party. (£75,

5. Midaxi

Longer than a midi but shorter than a maxi, the midaxi (see what we did there?) wins the season’s most interesting hemline award. Intrigued? Head to COS to take your pick from a host of minimalist, elongated styles or snap up this pocket-pleasing rib-knit option from Warehouse sharpish. A word of warning though: the tricky length renders flats near impossible to pull off. Team with chunky heeled boots for a far more flattering result. (£38,


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sun’s Effect on Baby Skin