Urban Classics

17 Dec 18
Fan Fest | For Fans, By Fans

Clear your calendar for a spooky summer in 2019! Guillermo del Toro’s new take on the classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will be hitting theaters on August 9, 2019! del Toro’s film will follow a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town, and […]

17 Dec 18
Itta ko Vitta

FAITH is a recent retro indie horror game by Airdorf Games. If your eyes started to glaze over when you saw the words “retro indie horror game”, I know mine would, don’t worry just yet. FAITH sets  itself apart from the bunch very easily. When I say FAITH is a retro game, I can’t stress […]

17 Dec 18
Merry Musings

This past weekend, Steve and I went the PSO Holiday Pops concert, the first in the subscription series we gifted ourselves for our anniversary.  We decided to go for dinner and drinks beforehand.  Since the concert was at Heinz Hall, we knew just where we wanted to go:  Olive or Twist. Olive or Twist is […]

17 Dec 18
Purple Summer Events

We were so excited when Laura + Nick came to us with their ideas for a classic, urban wedding!  Coohills Restaurant + the neighboring 14th Street bridge were the perfect locations for them to bring their vision to life and dance the night away al fresco under bistro lights.  We kept the design simple but […]

17 Dec 18
The 'Couv' Life

Vancouver has been getting a ton of press over the emerging waterfront and downtown development, but a little more quietly, they have also been working on massive redevelopment projects in other parts of the city as well. A few months ago I wrote about the “Quarry” plan with this post here. A large mixed use […]

17 Dec 18
The Consumer Financial Services Blog

The Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, recently affirmed summary judgment awarded in favor of the mortgage servicer and loan owner defendants on the borrowers’ claims for alleged violations of the California Homeowner Bill of Rights (HBOR), finding that the defendants properly contacted the borrowers and provided them with the required foreclosure information before […]

17 Dec 18
Movies

In the past few years Bollywood has created a paradigm shifts from churning out industrial potboilers to creating serious films that square measured characterized by daring experimentation in techniques themes and material. This trend is additionally evident from varieties of latest and approaching Bollywood movies. The distinction between industrial and parallel cinema has to become […]

17 Dec 18
Dyne's Blog

Review 8: Odiyan Director: V.A. Shrikumar Menon Cast: Mohanlal, Manju Warrier, Prakash Raj, Siddique, Innocent Language: Malayalam We have seen him rise from the water in Naran and Narasimham; in Odiyan too he does the same but this time by saving a drowning lady in his hands. Later on, he returns to his native village Thenkurissi after a long gap […]

17 Dec 18
Arcynewsy

Head to Suns Cinema, an original Mount Pleasant bar / cinema bar on Wednesday for a screening of the infamous "Star Wars Holiday Special." (Jahi Chikwendiu / The Washington Post) Monday, December 17 Give a Can, Get a Can at Pizzeria Paradiso Spring Valley: helping others is second nature in this period of the year, […]

17 Dec 18

To me, 2018 wasn’t a stellar year for music. Artists I normally love like Fall Out Boy, Ashley Monroe, and Mumford & Sons disappointed me with their albums and with the exception of the few on this list, I continued to listen to last year’s favorites instead. My list is country heavy, features a new-ish […]

17 Dec 18
Skyscanner
Search flights to Everywhere Skyscanner compiled the top travel trends for 2019 based on analysis of 2016-2018 data, alongside the top 5 destinations that offer the biggest potential savings on airfares. From a weekend getaway in search of winter sun in Paphos to sampling culinary delights in Vieux Lyon, these are our top destinations for exciting new travel adventures in 2019. Top Trending Destinations 2019 1. Agadir, Morocco With 300 days of sunshine a year and an array of beautiful beaches, small towns and fishing villages on its doorstep, Agadir is one of Morocco’s best-known coastal resorts. Enjoy a relaxing traditional Berber massage in a local hammam, or a scenic camel ride into the sunset before an authentic Moroccan dinner in one of the promenade’s bustling restaurants. Agadir is one of the best destinations to find winter sun – and splendid sunsets – in January. Search flights to Agadir Find hotels in Agadir 2. Paphos, Cyprus With a wealth of historic sites, pristine beaches and lush nature stretching all the way to the unspoiled Akamas Peninsula in the north, Paphos is one of Cyprus’s timeless gems. From Coral Bay’s cosmopolitan resorts to the scenic Aphrodite’s Rock where, according to local legend, Goddess Aphrodite emerged from the sea, Paphos enchants first-time visitors. Paphos district tops our list of things to see in Cyprus. Search flights to Paphos Find hotels in Paphos 3. Split, Croatia Split will be even more accessible in 2019 as Ryanair commence new direct flights from Dublin, joining Aer Lingus on that route. Stroll along the Riva, Split’s elegant palm-lined promenade, explore the majestic Diocletian Palace, where the glory of a 4th-century Roman treasure meets the busy comings and goings of a modern-day metropolis, and, of course, don’t forget the seafood – octopus salad, tuna pasticada and other Dalmatian specialties go great with a glass of local wine. Check out the top 9 things to do in Split and the Dalmatian Coast. Search flights to Split Find hotels in Split 4. Dalaman, Turkey Value for money holidays in Turkey are set to be a big draw for Irish travellers in 2019 – with Dalaman ranking the highest on our top destinations list. Go tandem paragliding over Ölüdeniz’s Blue Lagoon, sail past the ancient Lycian rock tombs in a captivating Dalyan river cruise, or step back in time on a day trip to the ancient city of Ephesus. Book your trip in early autumn to avoid the crowds – and get the best deals on accommodation. Search flights to Dalaman Find hotels in Dalaman 5. Stuttgart, Germany Strike a pose next to shiny vintage cars at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, tour the art-filled halls of the Staatsgalerie, explore Wilhelma Zoo’s idyllic Moorish gardens – and don’t miss out on the world’s biggest Pig Museum, a startlingly fun highlight of your visit to the capital of Baden-Württemberg. We put together a list of the 10 best places to visit in Germany. Search flights to Stuttgart Find hotels in Stuttgart 6. Istanbul, Turkey Join the hustle and bustle of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, the15th-century covered market that boasts a total of 4400 shops. Or take your pick from the trendy cafés, galleries and vintage shops lining the streets of hip Karaköy. But nothing beats the views of a romantic sunset cruise on the Bosphorus – an absolute highlight of your visit to Istanbul. Keep in mind also that the ferry that connects popular Beşiktaş with the colourful Kadıköy, on the Asian side of the city, provides a budget-friendly alternative. Start your adventure with our mini-guide to Istanbul. Search flights to Istanbul Find hotels in Istanbul 7. Bilbao, Spain Bridging the gap between medieval charm and futuristic excellence, the cantons of Casco Viejo and the light-filled halls of the world-renowned Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao is a city of contrasts. You can’t leave the city without trying the pintxos (Basque-style tapas) in bars like La Viña del Ensanche, a local favourite for nearly a century. Combine your trip to Bilbao with one of these must-see destinations in Spain. Search flights to Bilbao Find hotels in Bilbao 8. Mykonos, Greece You come to Mykonos for the sun-soaked all-day beach parties and the vibrant nightlife. But you’ll also enjoy a breathtaking sunset over cocktails in Little Venice, dive into the crystalline waters of Agios Ioannis, one of Mykonos’s quieter beaches – and take the ferry to nearby Delos, home to one of the most striking archaeological sites in the Aegean. Planning a June escape? Sunshine is guaranteed in Mykonos. Search flights to Mykonos Find hotels in Mykonos 9. Alexandria, Egypt Modern-day Alexandria piques the interest of Irish urban adventurers – from the impressive Biblioteca Alexandrina to the imposing 15th-century Citadel of Qaitbay. Although rainfall increases from December to February, Egypt tops our list of destinations for long-haul winter sun. Search flights to Alexandria Find hotels in Alexandria 10. Zagreb, Croatia Croatia scores a second top 10 entry with its spirited capital. In Zagreb you’ll find some of the best places to party in Europe, alongside rather unexpected attractions, like the Museum of Broken Relationships. Add to that a towering Gothic cathedral, Tkalčićeva street’s bustling collection of cafés, and the refreshing summer swims in Lake Jarun – also known as “Zagreb Sea” – and you have the recipe for a top-class European city break. Search flights to Zagreb Find hotels in Zagreb 11. Nashville, USA If the “Birthplace of Country Music” wasn’t already on your travel radar, it is now. Nashville’s biggest draw is none other than the sprawling Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. But the city also features a choice of art crawls, thriving neighbourhoods for shopping and sightseeing and vibrant festivals, like Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival, taking place at the city’s gorgeous Centennial Park. Search flights to Nashville Find hotels in Nashville 12. Naples, Italy There’s no guarantee you’ll manage to pack in a long weekend everything this compelling Italian metropolis has to offer. From the striking Palazzo Reale to the atmospheric Catacombe di San Genaro and the sun-drenched day trips to Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii and the stylish Amalfi Coast, Naples has many facets, and one venerable dish to savour in between: Pizza Margherita. Fabulous food and fascinating history – these are our top 10 things to do in Napoli. Search flights to Naples Find hotels in Naples 13. Zante (Zakynthos), Greece Zante’s spellbinding Shipwreck Beach usually steals the show, but there’s beaches galore in this paradise Ionian island. Opt for a day tour to the lush, uninhabited island of Marathonisi, or dive into the dreamy waters of the rocky Porto Roxa. Just make sure you’re in the village of Bochali before sunset to take in the stunning panorama of Zakynthos harbour. Search flights to Zante Find hotels in Zante 14. San Diego, USA San Diego made Ireland’s top trending destinations for 2019 despite the lack of direct flights. With an array of hip restaurants, fine beaches and natural attractions like Balboa Park, San Diego is jam-packed with things to do, from surfing and hiking to free open-air concerts. But thousands of fans also flock here every year to attend Comic-Con, one of the best-known comic conventions in the world. Explore further with our guide to the 10 best things to do in California. Search flights to San Diego Find hotels in San Diego 15. Rhodes, Greece The largest of the Dodecanese islands provides the perfect backdrop to a medieval fairytale revolving around the superb Palace of the Grand Master. With cinematic beaches like Anthony Quinn Bay, natural wonders such as the Valley of the Butterflies and vibrant nightlife – from the Old Town centre to the island’s bustling resorts – Rhodes is an absolute Med classic. Time for island-hopping with our guide to 20 beautiful Greek islands. Search flights to Rhodes Find hotels in Rhodes 16. Vancouver, Canada A direct Dublin-Vancouver flight launches in spring 2019, inviting you to explore the British Columbia’s dynamic metropolis. Take the ferry to Granville Island for a stroll around the local artisan studios and Public Market, go whale watching, and have your camera at the ready for the unbeatable vistas from the 137 metre-long Capilano Suspension Bridge, British Columbia’s top destination attraction. Search flights to Vancouver Find hotels in Vancouver 17. Seattle, USA Aer Lingus offers direct flights from Dublin to Seattle, the third North American city to feature on our top trending destinations for 2019 – as well as our top 5 of the most hipster cities in the US. Show-stoppers like the Space Needle observation tower and the Museum of Pop Culture meet an array of independent coffee shops and underground music hangouts making Seattle a must-visit destination this year. Search flights to Seattle Find hotels in Seattle 18. Minsk, Belarus Put a visit to the up-and-coming Belarusian capital on your travel bucket list for 2019 and you’ll discover a flourishing restaurant scene, charming neighbourhoods like Trinity Hill and extraordinary museums, such as the Museum of the Great Patriotic War and the National Art Museum. The Soviet past meets the eclectic cityscape and creative energy of modern Minsk. Search flights to Minsk Find hotels in Minsk 19. Hamburg, Germany Germany’s famous port city offers modern architectural masterpieces like Elbiphilarmonie, the city’s state-of-the-art concert hall and one of HafenCity’s indisputable highlights, alongside fascinating cruises down the historic Speicherstadt, Hamburg’s landmark warehouse complex. Love Christmas markets? Then look no further: Hamburg also features among the 10 best Christmas market cities in Europe. Search flights to Hamburg Find hotels in Hamburg 2019 Best Value Destinations 1. Stuttgart, Germany Stuttgart tops our list of best value destinations for Irish travellers, with our data showing airfares dropping as much as 61% between 2016-2018. From window-shopping in the 1.2 km-long Königstraße to joining the crowds basking in the sun in Schlossplatz, the stately square of the New Palace, there’s no lack of fun free things to do in Stuttgart. Search flights to Stuttgart Find hotels in Stuttgart 2. Lyon, France France’s foodie capital is also one of the country’s oldest cities, and Le Vieux Lyon (Old Town) is an UNESCO World Heritage site with a wealth of Renaissance delights. Still, nothing beats the charm of a traditional bouchon serving culinary highlights like quenelles (pike dumplings). Here’s a rundown on the 10 things to do in Lyon to fit all budgets. Search flights to Lyon Find hotels in Lyon 3. Munich, Germany With bargain flights, a wealth of beer gardens to choose from and sight-packed free attractions like the Englischer Garten – where you’ll also spot Munich’s famous year-round river surfers – Bavaria’s capital offers plenty of options for a budget-friendly city break. Return flights for a weekend in January will cost you less than €30. From Oktoberfest to fairytale castles, these are the top 10 things to do in Munich. Search flights to Munich Find hotels in Munich 4. Nashville, USA You explored historic Germantown, checked out East Nashville’s coolest hangouts and sang your fair share of country karaoke hits? Take advantage of cheap flight deals from Ireland to Nashville in 2019 – and if you’re looking for more adventures in the US, here’s our top 7 places to party. Search flights to Nashville Find hotels in Nashville 5. Reykjavik, Iceland You’ll find great deals on flights to Reykjavik, one of Europe’s most enigmatic capitals. The dance of Northern Lights over Faxaflói bay is a mesmerising sight – and completely free of cost, if you’re lucky enough to catch it. And skip the pricey Blue Lagoon for a swim in an outdoor geothermal pool along with the locals, at a fraction of the cost. When is the best time to visit Iceland? These tips will help you make the most of your trip to the Land of Fire and Ice. Search flights to Reykjavik Find hotels in Reykjavik *Published December 2018. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.
17 Dec 18
LegalShield

Landlord-tenant disputes arise over many different issues. Here are the most common ones and what you can do about it if you’re a tenant. Breach of lease agreements Study the lease agreement carefully. Know your rights and responsibilities, some of which include: The right to habitable premises (read: unsafe conditions, bad wiring, gross infestation of […]

17 Dec 18
UNP blog

The following is an excerpt from Late Westerns: The Persistence of a Genre (December 2018) by Lee Clark Mitchell. From the Introduction Consider a handful of scenarios recently set in the American West: a corpse repeatedly buried and disinterred on its journey south from Texas; two cowboys entangled in an explosive romance in northern Wyoming; an Anglo […]

17 Dec 18
Puria

1. Font Weight The font weight is often the first thing we notice. The main types of font weight are light, regular, and bold. Regular font styles are neutral; they are least affected by optical distortion or poor sharpness. They have the most readable grapheme, which is why regular weight is perfect for reading. Light and bold font […]

17 Dec 18
nancy dilts wardrobe consulting

If you celebrate Christmas and are like me, this last week before the holiday is a bit of a scramble to finish up all the preparations, including finding the perfect gifts for my loved ones. I do some of my gift selections earlier, but I also wait to make my final purchases to make sure […]