Why We Have Labor Day Off Without Labor

Why We Have Labor Day Off Without Labor

On the first Monday of September, the United States celebrates Labor Day. But just what is Labor Day? The fact is, while most of us are happy to get the day off or go to a parade, most of us don’t know the history behind the holiday — only that it’s been pegged as the […]

Oh! For Art Sake

Oh! For Art Sake

Works by Modigliani, Picasso and Thomas Gainsborough, owned by the former owner of Sotheby’s, are to be sold by the auction house later this year. A Alfred Taubman’s collection comprises more than 500 works and is valued at more than $500m (£328m). Taubman, who died in April aged 91, was a billionaire real estate developer […]

Actress Demands Hermès To Remove Her Name

Actress Demands  Hermès To Remove Her Name

Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermès to remove her name from one of the luxury goods maker’s best-selling bags due to what she called “cruel” crocodile farming and slaughtering practices. “I have asked  Hermès to rename the Birkin Croco until they adopt better practices that meet international standards for the production of this […]

Things You Should Know Before Moving to Seattle

Things You Should Know Before Moving to Seattle

Considering moving to Seattle? If so, you’re not alone. The city famed for rain and coffee was recently voted the Most Popular City in America, but is it really right for you? Here are 37 things you should know before you make Seattle your new home. Geoduck Hunting You’re not a real local until you’ve successfully hunted […]