When you are organising a special event such as a wedding you may get immersed in the myriad details and forget just what it will mean to other important people in your life; your friends and loved ones. That is why a photobooth is such a great idea. When you have a photo booth for all the guests to use they are much more likely to take photos of themselves with their friends – and with you – to help them remember the event.
This is one great and easy way to spread the joy of your wedding day. Often photographers have quite a job getting people to pose for them, with the result that they take snaps when people are not ready, or else the photos don’t look really natural. But with a booth, people go when they are ready and have a lot of fun using the props available to dress up.
A report out this week regarding Bali villas says that it is sometimes difficult to choose a holiday destination to please everyone in the family. It may also be hard to choose one to suit yourself, let alone anyone else. If no one in your family can agree about where to travel for the next holiday, here are 8 tips to help.
Rather than thinking about where to go, start thinking along the lines of what you want to do during the holiday. If you want to lie on warm sand or go surfing, you choice of destination will be limited to places that have great beaches. Not all countries are lucky enough to have them. Make a list of those that do, and eliminated all those you’ve already been to, unless you enjoyed it so much you simply must go back there. But if you feel like that, you wouldn’t be reading this.
If you are going with friends or family, find out what they want, otherwise the holiday may not be as pleasant as you expected. It’s important to go where everyone can have fun. Get everyone to write down their two or three most important activities to do on holiday. If children are included, make sure the holiday is one where they can do things within their capabilities. Extreme activities like abseiling or parasailing are limited to teens or adults, not little children.
If you are still having trouble, think about past holidays and what you liked most about them. Also remember those things you hated so you can avoid them in the future.
Consider your budget. No holiday can be truly successful if you run out of money – during the holiday or afterwards. Responsible budgeting will take care of present and future needs. Remember to take into consideration the exchange rate, which can give you more than you expected in some countries; less in others.
Take into account your physical limitations. Not everyone is in good health or fit. If you plan to do extreme activities or go on long hikes, make sure everyone is fit enough. Carrying weary children is not the best fun, nor is becoming too exhausted to what you thought would be great from your armchair at home.
Staying warm is important for your health, especially in winter. Being too cold can cause many health problems and exacerbate your symptoms when you get a cold or flu. Your residential electrician will usually tell you the best way to keep warm is with the use of electric heating of some kind. Electricity is quick, clean, non-toxic and efficient. In addition it is widely available.
Years ago when not much heating was available, people used to get an itchy and painful condition called chilblains. It caused weeping sores on their extremities- toes, fingers, and sometimes ears – that took ages to heal. In fact, it would only heal when the warmer weather arrived. A condition called trench foot has also been noted by those who spend too much time in a cold environment.
There is no doubt about it; going to the dentist is painful to the wallet as well as to your gums, especially if you haven’t been for ages and have more than one procedure that needs doing. While it is certainly a good idea to have your teeth checked at least once a year, many people don’t do this, with the result that they need multiple fillings and/or extractions, not to mention cleaning and scaling, root canal work or caps.
Young people often need to have braces to straighten their teeth and prevent further problems as they age and this too, is usually extremely expensive. Some people decide to go overseas for dental treatment, such as Dental Veneers, because it is so much cheaper. However, is this really a good idea? Here are some pros and cons for doing so.
If you have small front teeth either due to wear or because of genetics, it may give you a gummy smile. This can make you feel embarrassed and impact your social and even your work life. An attractive smile makes most people more self confident. Consulting with a dentist will usually find a way to overcome this or other dental problems.
A gummy smile due to small teeth can usually be fixed quite easily with composite resin bonding. This is when a natural looking material is applied directly to the teeth to create the required shape and replace the worn part. It can make worn teeth look longer so that the smile is more natural.
Sometimes the teeth are worn at the sides rather than along the top, making them look somewhat pointed. This too, is not an acceptable look and people affected tend to hide their teeth by not smiling or talking as much as they could. Composite resin bonding is also suitable for this problem.
Traditionally thought of as a last resort for lonely hearts, Internet dating sites are reporting co-eds and frat brothers are also joining the ranks of online daters.
According to a March 2006 report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 18 percent of 18- to 29-year-old Internet users have visited an online dating site and 31 percent of American adults know someone who has used a dating website.
Gail Laguna, a spokeswoman for Collegeluv.com, a dating site with 500,000 members, said young people use the Internet to search for love because they feel comfortable in this kind of interaction.
“It’s a demographic that has grown up going online to communicate with friends . . . and so [they] are more likely to adopt to using an online dating service,” Laguna said.
She said most of Collegeluv.com’s members are not looking for long-term love when they join the site. Instead, she said, they are just trying to meet new people.
How do you buy wine? Anyone who likes wine usually has a bottle or three in the house at any given time. This way they can have a glass whenever they feel like it, with meals or on its own; as a celebration or when they have guests over. Keeping a variety on hand saves that last minute rush to the shops to get something suitable for your occasion or for the meal you’ve created; have you tried pairing Wine and Curry?
There are pros and cons to buying online and locally.
Many people source their wine from the bottle shop nearest them for convenience, especially when it is part of their favourite supermarket chain.
You can make friends with the sales attendant and they will be likely to tell you when sales are due, or recommend their best wines.
You can wander around the shop and learn a lot by looking at the labels.
A lot of people like the personal attention of the attendant to help them purchase the right wine.
It takes extra time to talk to the attendant and they might be busy just when you’re in a hurry.
If you purchase a lot at one time, it is heavy to carry out to the car – and into the house.
Bottles are likely to break on the way home.
The local store may run out of your favourites.
They may not have what you want, especially if it’s from another country.
The professionals at travel accommodation company Easy Villas tell us that for those who like to put something back into a community or just help others less fortunate, volunteering may be the answer to what to do on your holiday travels. There are many different ways you can volunteer and many different countries where people can go to offer their services. Of course, you don’t just turn up somewhere and ask if you can volunteer. There has to be some sort of arrangement and structure.
There are many opportunities for voluntary work and you can find a lot of them on the Internet or by contacting charitable organisations. Here are just some of the opportunities. Choose one that interests you, whether it is to do with sports, animals or conservation.
There are also opportunities for families to have a volunteering holiday and this can be a great way to teach your children about other cultures. Having children along on the trip is a good way to get the children to open up to you quickly, as children often make friends in such situations very easily.
You can be placed in a school in India to assist with coaching sports or even just to help the children practice their English speaking skills, since many schools now teach English. Project coordinators ensure you can make the best use of your skills and that the children you work with a the right age for your experience.
Cartel Goods has updated with their first wave of new Fall/Winter styles from mhi by Maharishi, Staple, including the super-limited Pigeon New Era, Situation Normal, including the Rogue Status and DQM collabs, Mishka, Garbege and Spoon Fed – and – other newly added brands: Married to the Mob, Diamond Supply Co. and Twelve Bar. New styles to come in the coming weeks from heavy hitters Crooks and Castles, aNYthing, Absurd, Eriffs, Rockers NYC, The J.Money Collection, Reason, Mighty Healthy, Spoon Fed, Mishka, Skoold in Korectnuss, Diamond Supply Co.
and a range of collaboration items from the turntable technician DJ A-Trak amongst several others.
PREPARE FOR LIFT OFF
I write this entry as I sit here at the Renoir hotel lobby in the heart of San Francisco. The day has been very interesting. Again the Riottt crew did not sleep at all so it is fitting that I show pictures from last night. Sky and I are on crack liquids 24/7. The Riottt concert tees were designed last week and we picked them up today. It’s the first in-house tangible item we made so it’s exciting for us to see how everyone will react.
We headed to the Bill Graham Civic Center in the noon. Everyone please meet Louis of Flavor Group, Louis is in charge of the environment. He is one of the best out there. Oh yes and that’s Trent, star programmer of Riottt.
WHAT IS SLEEP
It is a frightening world when you realize it’s much too late to sleep, and later as the evening progresses, it’s much too early to sleep…so what does one do? One works and slaves ones body until he feels no emotion, no pain, and no need to sleep. The Riottt crew are all in zombie mode…we got some aces up our sleeves on the next facelift edition of Riottt.com, shit is gonna be nice. We put a lot of thought into the end user base, all that. Learning technical jargon and the latest technologies around 4 in the morning amidst several boardroom meetings is the absolute norm in this town.
RIOTTT WEIRDO WARS
Pure Delirium. Those are the best words to describe what it’s been like the last few days. The entire RIOTTT crew have been busy working crazy odd hours with the BE THE RIOTTT festival preparations. Sky (Riottt/Cartel Goods/LTD) flew in from New York yesterday, and joined in the crazy foray of writing, programming, and design.
Word is spreading fast about the upcoming concert and tons of friends are flying into town to take in the concert, for those in the know I shall see you there, for those who haven’t purchased your tickets yet, I highly recommend you guys to do so, it’s going to be an insane concert!
Cop it here – http://www.cityboxoffice.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=989&c=19
DINNER AT MAMA’S
It has been almost a month since I’ve been living the hotel life. It’s a rather miserable experience consisting of eating fast food, watching HBO, and washing your head with a peculiar shampoo/conditioner concoction packaged in a taped vial. Working away from home for long periods of time puts your mind state in a warped condition. Earlier in the week, Ali and Gabriella of Mama, invited for dinner and I very much looked forward to it. Before evening hit, I gave a call to Ken (Riottt) and he took me to a warehouse winery where there was a grand selection of aged wines.
Some of the prices were very expensive. I settled on a nice 1995 Pomerol from Ch?teau La Conseillante. I heard the 2003 was equally good but 1995 was a very good year for Pomerol.
Tony was so kind to give me heads up of his latest project with Arkitip – NOW YOU KNOW. Both Tony and Arkitip compiled three years worth of columns that Tony wrote exclusively for Arktip magazine between 2003 and 2006. The column originally started as “The Alife How To” referring to the brand ALIFE which Tony co-found in 1999. The column now goes under “Tony Talk.” I personally used to read Tony’s column every time I would receive a copy of Arkitip, it’s real talk coming from one of New York’s eclectic individuals. Read an excerpt from the book below and click on the link to get your read on!
*** Excerpt from: Torch a car
Now this is the most important part and can not, I repeat ‘can not’ be fucked with. When actually going to light it on fire, you must be far enough away from it so as not to get your clothes or hair singed, or even worse, on fire. One of my other friends tried this with some matches and lost his eyebrows and part of his bangs. Anyway, the best thing (and only thing we had in the van that would work) is an old sweat sock.
Take the sock, throw a rock in it, and tie it so the rock doesn’t fall out. Dip the tail/open end of the sock in gasoline, stand about 30 feet from the car, and light it. Make sure one of the car windows is open (car windows are weird and stronger than you think, so don’t think you’re going to be able to throw it through the window), aim, and take your best shot. Now if you’ve never seen a gas soaked car go up in flames, you’re in for a treat. All the windows blow out, the tires melt,…. I won’t ruin it for you. It’s pretty fucken cool.
THE DAYS ARE TICKING
One week is now left until the big day of our Official Launch Party for RIOTTT – BE THE RIOTTT. Tickets are selling fast but I’d encourage you to get them now while you got some time. We’re expecting this last week to be the most intense week. It rained yesterday which was a good thing.
I always find it easier to channel my creative energy when it pours. Oh yes, for lunch, I came across this awesome comic book store where the owner gave me a breakdown of Star Wars light sabers, I wish I took photos of them but I didn’t bring my camera. Anyhow I was able to find some old issues of the original Eastman and Laird’s Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles. Back in the days when I was in Jr. High, I was obsessed with TMNT but it wasn’t the Archie comic version, I really liked the original dark violent versions. I used to collect all the graphic novels until one day
my parents convinced my Bible study teacher at the time to tell me to throw them all away. I had my hands tied…what could I do?
I’m older now, so I’m resorting back to my childish delights. And look Mom, I’m a normal healthy human being…well kinda.
SAN FRANCISCO HORROR NIGHT
I never experienced anything like what I witnessed last night. Halloween in San Francisco where the streets of Castro ran rampant of hoards of people numbering in the hundreds costumed in anything ranging from a midget Lil’ Jon to a walking drum person. It was magical, it was chaos, it was in essence…beautiful. Sometimes the most exhilarating thing in life is observing the celebration of it.
EAT, BREATHE, SLEEP RIOTTT
The past weekend I underwent a sort of cabin fever mind state. And if the pictures below look eerily like the ones I posted a few days ago, it is the reality that I live in currently. Everyone here at the RIOTTT office has entered into a zombie state, there is so much to do and so little time.
In two weeks, we are set for the official launch party set to take form in the BE THE RIOTTT FESTIVAL in San Francisco. We’re all nervous and at the same time, very anxious. More info of the concert, please click on events. If you guys happen to be in the Bay Area during the Nov 11 week-end, it would be great to see you guys there. It’s a three day weekend and SF weather is amazing these days!
Oh yes the Kangol hats…it’s been interesting looking at all the past collaborative work that the company has been putting forth. Quite impressive. I never will look at hats in the same way again. And now the challenge begins…
Yes I am sure you’re all aware of Karmaloop, it’s been one of those online destinations for quite a while. Recently Karmaloop has introduced a new concept online store called the Kaxbah, a consortium of selected brands which maintain and follow through their online orders themselves.
What results within the inventory are a springboard of all sorts of new companies being able to showcase and sale their goods. Notables such as To Die For shirts and Buff Monster artwork are readily accessible. Kudos to Karmaloop for thinking ahead of the curve and allowing independents an arena to grow their individual companies. Take a peep and check it out for yourselves!
THINKING & PLOTTING
Getting work done inside an office complex is difficult, particularly when you have to think creatively. Stimulants such as coffee and chocolate
certainly can play into your work, but even then you find yourself stuck. I had a big breakfast which enabled me to focus on the day ahead. I’m
set to re-design and re-skin the RIOTTT site once more. I always found the carpeting to amuse me as I walk into our office, how great would it
be to create this pattern into a textile and implement it for some Riottt soft goods…ha! It will be a joke I can secretly enjoy. Oh yes, Kangol
sent over a box of hats in various styles and fits…much more to disclose later as “something” develops…
Federico showed me these latest gems. I’ve been using my Supreme laptop bag for a year now but now these bags got me thinkin…
Slip ideas inside, no matter how big they are, and let them ride in exquisite full grain leather, carefully selected for its quality, beauty and
durability amongst the best Argentinian hides. The Vaja Messenger Bag is handcrafted to subtleness using time-honored Old World traditions
of the most skilled leather artisans. Thoughtfully designed to truly and uniquely fit your own needs, each bag offers optional features such as
text or graphic personalization, on-board detachable gadget pocket, handy key metal hook, external Rivet tab, and lightweight padded
Available in three models – 15″, 15″ wide and slim – and a vast number of combinations.