Feb 4th 2011 7:09AM Eric, funny you should single out the laundry room and dressing area as unnecessarily large; those were the only two areas of this property that caught my eye as being even remotely "human". The rest of this place is so vast and cold and devoid of scale as to be unihabitable. I've seen hotel ballrooms with more personality than this so-called "home". What a sad place to live.
Feb 2nd 2011 4:43AM These so-called "outfits" have served their purpose: They got the designers' names and creations in the press and started, as happens every season, discussions about their outrageousless. Not bad ROI for a few yards of cloth and some dime-store trinkets, and their designers know it!
Jan 31st 2011 6:48AM I can't even fathom your ranking of Outback's rack of lamb -- to me, it's the best item on their menu. I'm guessing that perhaps the reviewer just plain doesn't care for the taste of lamb. That's fine, many people don't. But if that's the case, it shouldn't be the basis of a review. Personally, I think most of the beef dishes at Outback don't measure up and the lamb dish (and that sauce!) is the only thing that saves a trip to an otherwise loud and rather obnoxious restaurant.
Jan 31st 2011 6:03AM Heather, please answer Bettie's question about NYC -- lots of us non-FAs are very interested in understanding the reasoning behind this situation! Thanks.
Jan 21st 2011 6:32AM Who, exactly, are these so-called "critics"? Are they the H'wood Foreign Press? Some of the stars themselves? I've not seen them identified in any of the articles I've read about this, so it's hard to tell if this for real or just another media-created tempest in a teapot -- searching for a story in an otherwise unremarkable awards show. Personally, I think Ricky Gervais should be offered a lifetime contract to host ALL awards show from now on just to screw with these "critics"!
Dec 24th 2010 4:31AM The names of those in the photos are listed directly after the article under the heading "Tags".
Nov 4th 2010 6:55AM I would put Avignon, France -- the walled city which substituted for the Vatican as the home of Popes for some 400 years -- on my list of over-rated destinations. While there is a certain charm to seeing the half-bridge all French students learn to sing about ("sur la pont d'Avignon ..."), le Chateau Neuf de Papes is a cold, dark, damp disappointment where photos are forbidden so you'll buy them in the gift shop. Pretentious, over-priced, mediocre restaurants, surly hotel staff ... the over-riding attitude seems to be that "We've got you, we know you're never coming back, so we're going to take you for all you're worth now." Certainly not worth making the trip, not even worth stopping in if you're passing by.
Nov 3rd 2010 4:13AM This recipe can easily be prepared in a cast-iron skillet. The key to preventing sticking is to cook the chops as directly -- undisturbed, until the rich brown crust forms. At that point the chops will move easily in the pan -- your signal to flip 'em over. It's when one constantly tries to "peek" that meat sticks to cast iron -- just leave it alone and you'll that a simple cast iron skillet is probably the most wonderfully versatile kitchen tool there is!
Oct 7th 2010 4:35AM If you read the article before the list, you'll see that the criteria for choosing these women as most powerful includes their ability to influence others and the scope of that influence. Given that, I can't really find any fault with the choices presented. I would, however, be interested to find out what was the tie-breaker between 9 (Beyonce) and 10 (Ellen). Seems backwards to me, but that's why I'd like to know how that decision was made.
Oct 3rd 2010 7:25AM Seems I left Dayton about thirty years too soon! But while there I craved a hometown Philly cheesesteak, just as I now do here in South Florida where Cuban food reigns supreme and which I don't particularly enjoy. The good news though is that with a decent pizza crust and a good quiche recipe it shouldn't be too hard to duplicate Domino's breakfast pizza at home!