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Today in History for October 16th

Highlights of this day in history: John Brown raids Harper's Ferry; France's Marie Antoinette beheaded; John Paul II chosen as pope; Chile's ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet detained; 'Baby Jessica' rescued; Novelist James Michener dies. (Oct. 16)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, France, Ap, Chile, Harper, Augusto Pinochet, Marie Antoinette, John Paul II, John Brown, James Michener, Baby Jessica


Marie Antoinette's prized jewels are up for auction

Have you ever wanted to wear jewels fit for a queen? Now's your chance.
Tags: News, Stories, Marie Antoinette


Marie Antoinette's prized jewels stayed in the family for 200 years. Now they're up for auction

Have you ever wanted to wear jewels fit for a queen? Now is your chance.
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These 6 amazing female icon costumes are a must-see for Halloween

Morning, Cakies! We’re kicking off this lovely mid-October week with the most creative, conceptual bridal fashion editorial that is not only super perfect for Halloween, it’s inspired by an amazing assortment of female icons past and present that stylist Natasha of Ornamental Hermit and Alice Xue Photography worked into 6 genius costumes. So if you’ve been on the hunt for female icon costumes that are totally unique, empowering, and incredibly surprising, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s b...
Tags: Halloween, Lana Del Rey, Rihanna, Toronto, Wedding, Jerry Hall, Britney Spears, Barbie, Courtney Stodden, Bernini, Marie Antoinette, Jane Birkin, Jessica, Natasha, Marie, Iris Apfel


It took me over a month to hunt down an 89-year-old book Elon Musk recommended, and I'm glad I did

William Bolitho's "Twelve Against the Gods" was a bestseller when it was published in 1929. The book gained a second wave of attention in 2016, after Elon Musk gave it a shout-out. The non-fiction work tells the stories of 12 historical risk-takers. Back in 2016, it took me a month to get my hands on an old copy. It's since been reprinted. In July 2016, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed that he was reading a largely forgotten 1929 bestseller: William Bolitho's "Twelve Against the Gods."...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Spacex, Elon Musk, England, New York, Sweden, Greece, France, Scotland, India, Trends, Tesla, Chicago, South Africa, Italy


Marie Antoinette’s Jewels Are Here. Now’s Your Chance to Try Them on.

Before she was beheaded, the queen’s diamonds and pearls were sent to Austria. Now they are on public display — for just a few days — at Sotheby’s.
Tags: News, New York City, Austria, Auctions, Sotheby's, Rockefeller, Sinatra, Marie Antoinette, Barbara, Sotheby, Collectors and Collections, Jewels and Jewelry, Royal Families, Happy (1926-2015


Got a spare $2M? Marie Antoinette’s baubles are up for auction

In March 1791, Marie Antoinette — then France’s capricious and controversial monarch — spent an evening packing up her jewels with her lady-in-waiting. With the French Revolution underway, the queen sent a number of precious gems off to Brussels, where she and the king planned to flee. “The jewels made it, but unfortunately, she did...
Tags: Fashion, France, Brussels, Marie Antoinette


‘Into the Dark’ Review: Hulu’s Horror Anthology Series Kicks Things Off With “The Body”

(Blumhouse Television and Hulu have partnered for a monthly horror anthology series titled Into The Dark, set to release a full holiday-themed feature the first Friday of every month. Horror anthology expert Matt Donato will be tackling the series one-by-one, stacking up the entries as they become streamable.) Paul Davis’ The Body kicks off Hulu and Blumhouse’s Into The Dark programming with an inaugural terror-tale of October’s Halloween fame. It’s no Trick ‘r Treat based on holiday immersi...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Wikipedia, Massachusetts, Features, Santiago, Davis, Hannibal Lecter, Alan, Elijah Wood, Jack, Hulu, Maggie, Dorothy, Paul Davis, Marie Antoinette


Our Favorite Movie Soundtracks Of All Time

Every year around Oscars season, I wonder why there are so many categories. I mean, do we really need Best Original Score AND Best Original Song? Couldn't Best Sound Editing just get a discreet, pre-show shoutout? How's a movie fan to grab some shut-eye?But as anyone who has ever sat through the last two minutes of Star Wars without the rousing theme can tell you, music is crucial to the magic of films. A good soundtrack is an art — one well worth disrupting your beauty sleep once a year.Can yo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, Reese Witherspoon, Paris, David Bowie, Oscar, Harry, John Williams, Ewan McGregor, Patrick Swayze, Celine Dion, James Horner, Marie Antoinette, Don, Julie Andrews


J. Michael Jones: Finding a Christian (metaphysical) View of Nature, Part I

Note from CM: Today we welcome yet another “Mike” to our group of iMonk authors. J. Michael Jones. Mike blogs at J. Michael Jones, where you can also find information about his books. Here is a brief bio: J. Michael Jones lives with his wife, Denise, in Anacortes, Washington. They have five grown children. For 35 years, Michael has had a career as a PA in neurology and medical care in the developing world. He has written over 30 articles in national and international medical journals and publi...
Tags: Amazon, France, Church, Religion, West, Pakistan, Jesus, God, Christian, Christ, Pacific Northwest, Mayo Clinic, Rogers, Michael, Marie Antoinette, Sunday School


A classic European wedding in Vienna

We’re seriously impressed by Laura & Tarek’s Vienna wedding, you guys. And not just because it took place at the iconic Garden Palace Liechtenstein. They’re both Lebanese, have lived all over the world (both even lived in NYC at the same time before dating), and dreamed of a Vienna destination wedding. 300 guests flew from all over for an incredible wedding weekend all inspired by a song Tarek composed during his proposal to Laura, titled “Fly Away”—and yep, he even played it during the wedding...
Tags: Austria, Vienna, Wedding, Liechtenstein, Zuhair Murad, Marie Antoinette, Laura, Imperial, Klimt, Manolo Blahnik, Tarek, Real Weddings, Hotel Imperial, Classic Wedding, European Wedding, Punsch


Back

It seems sort of strange to be back in Paris in a totally different environment-a busy city with lots of traffic, totally different architecture and back to using the metro or bus. It always takes a few days to get back to normal. On my first day back, I went to get a badly needed haircut. I can’t stand hair on my neck and it had been like that for a couple of months but I wanted to wait until I could get it cut by someone I like. The salon is located in the Left Bank area, one of my favorites. ...
Tags: Travel, Architecture, Restaurant, Ben Franklin, Paris, Marie Antoinette, Left Bank, Life in Paris, Rue de Buci, Procope, le Procope, Talbes, Terrace Seating


A Week In Central New Jersey On $20/Hour

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Want even more Money Diaries, plus $$$ advice from a kick-ass, all-female team of financial advisors, and tips on how to save more than $500? Pick up our new book: Money Diaries! Order here!Today: an event coordinator who makes $20 per hour and spends some o...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Kentucky, Netflix, Glendale, Heineken, Atlantic City, Bob, Red Bull, Hulu, Fiji, Brita, Marie Antoinette, Pepsi


Now Stream This: ‘Barry Lyndon’, ‘Her’, ‘The Way of the Gun’, ‘Cropsey’, ‘The Rock’, ‘The Brothers Bloom’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)  The weekend is almost here, which means you’re likely going to be scrolling through streaming services, asking yourself: “What the heck should I watch?” That’s where Now Stream This comes in. Below, you’ll find 10 great options to stream, including a bonafide masterpiece, a A.I. love story, a forgotten sequel, a bombastic action movie, an underrat...
Tags: Movies, Michael Bay, San Francisco, Features, Netflix, 2010, Stanley Kubrick, The-Rock, Kubrick, Jupiter, Amy Adams, Hulu, Joaquin Phoenix, Nicolas Cage, Cage, Her


How to Spend 5 Days in Paris

Updated: 8/9/2018 | August 9th, 2018 Paris: the city that takes too many lifetimes to see. I’ve spent weeks and weeks in Paris, and I’ve barely scratched its surface. Just when you think you’ve seen everything, you find new attractions, new cafés, or new markets to explore. It’s impossible to try to see it all or even begin to think you can. Many travelers come for about three days and try to see the highlights of this beautiful city. You need more time than that. I think you should plan on spe...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, SU, Gare du Nord, Paris, Luxembourg, Jesus, Eiffel Tower, Ducks, Oscar Wilde, Notre Dame, Napoleon, Montmartre, Van Gogh, Louvre


7 beautiful clock towers in Europe

Europe is filled with architectural masterpieces, from churches and synagogues to subway stations and train stations. It’s also home to some of the oldest and most beautiful clock towers in the world — ones far more intricate than the famous Big Ben. These design and mechanical wonders may not be understood by all, but they are worth admiring — even if your Apple Watch has you covered on keeping time. Here are seven of the coolest clock towers you can find around Europe and the stories behind...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, Design, London, Prague, Liverpool, New York Times, Paris, Belgium, Victoria, Nuremberg, Chester, Piazza, Kiev, Great Britain


Paris: Escape the crowds at these 20 overlooked attractions

Looking for new ways to enjoy Paris? Perhaps it’s your second or third visit, and you just want to do something a bit different this time. Or maybe it’s your first visit, but you just want to avoid the throngs of tourists lined up around popular sites like the Louvre, Notre Dame, and Eiffel Tower. Whatever the reason, once you’ve booked your cute and affordable hotel, it’s time to think about ways to really explore the city. Each of Paris’s 20 arrondissements has attractions, museums, and garden...
Tags: Travel, New York, France, Museums, Paris, Arsenal, Colbert, Dan Brown, Eiffel Tower, Napoleon, Montmartre, Edith Piaf, Dailycheapo, Planning For Paris, Pierre Herme, Marie Antoinette


Money Diaries: Is Privilege The Real Issue Here?

Allow me to be the trillionth person to agree that the 21-year-old student and paid intern who recently shared a week of her spending choices with Money Diaries comes across as pretty privileged.It’s not just that her parents pay all her bills; and that she receives still more money from her extended family; or that she lives in the West Village in New York City, an unrealizable dream for many. It’s that she enthuses, without apparent irony, about avocados, tofu, and the “amenities” of her fanc...
Tags: Twitter, Fashion, Music, New York, New York City, Marie Antoinette, West Village, Equinox, New Orleans LA, New York Times Real Estate


Guillotine watch

Zeigeisty-ist auction ever: Marie Antoinette’s Jewelry to Be Auctioned in Geneva This November. (Image: Mosiac36, CC-BY) (Thanks, Peter!)
Tags: Post, News, Auctions, Geneva, Marie Antoinette, Guillotine Watch, Don't Be Caught Dead Wearing Them, Zeigeisty


Orly ordeal

Our day had two goals. The first was to see some of Versailles. As you've seen, we did. The second goal was to get Sue to Charles de Gaulle airport. She had a flight out to California the next day, and had made reservations for the night at an airport hotel. That worked out, too, but it was much less fun. The gardener's house in Marie Antoinette's hamlet at Versailles. The problem was that the SNCF (the French national railway) was on strike. That meant that trains were not running normally. W...
Tags: Travel, California, Paris, Sncf, Marie Antoinette, Versailles, Ken, Charles de Gaulle, WCS, Chateaux, Orly, CDG


Trianon

It's hard for me to remember, exactly, my experience of Versailles in the early '80s. I didn't really have a grasp of the history of the place, apart from it starting out as the hunting lodge of Louis XIII and being transformed into the seat of French government by Louis XIV. Bits and pieces of my first visit come back to me, but probably what made the most impression was the size and scale of the domain. The entrance courtyard at the Grand Trianon. We didn't go in, just looked from outside. I...
Tags: Travel, Grand Trianon, Marie Antoinette, Versailles, Louis XIII, WCS, Louis XIV, Chateaux, Petit Trianon, Louis XIV Bits, Trianon That village


Perspectives

Views and perspectives are what it's all about in the park at Versailles. Grand tree-lined allées stretch in every direction, almost as far as the eye can see. Tall, immaculately trimmed hedges define pathways to and from the château. It would be interesting to see what it all looked like while it was being created, before the trees and hedges were mature. A glimpse of the château's north wing from out in the park. My friend Sue had a memory of seeing Marie Antoinette's hamlet, the queen's lit...
Tags: Travel, Grand Trianon, Marie Antoinette, Versailles, WCS, Chateaux, Louis XVI, Petit Trianon, Trianon, Versailles Grand


Things to Do in France – The 7 Best Museums in Paris

by Megan Firth Paris with all of its charm is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking cities in the world.  Visitors to the city can spend days exploring its architecture and art, delight in its food and wine, as well as fall in love with its fashion and theatre. Artists, scholars, poets, scientists, and philosophers alike have fallen in love with the City of Love over the centuries and because of this Paris certainly has no shortage of cultural delights.  The list of museums, theatres, monume...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Europe, France, Paris, Pablo Picasso, Eiffel Tower, Audrey Hepburn, Van Gogh, Seine, Marie Antoinette, Tiffany, Audrey, Grand Palais, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, Best Museums


Eastern State Penitentiary's Marie Antoinette will toss Tastykakes on Saturday for final Bastille Day

Terry McNally will portray crowd-favorite Marie Antoinette one last time this Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary. In an interview, she says au revoir.
Tags: Incidents, Marie Antoinette, Eastern State Penitentiary, Terry McNally


Eastern State Penitentiary's Marie Antoinette will toss Tastykakes Saturday for final Bastille Day

Terry McNally will portray crowd-favorite Marie Antoinette one last time this Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary. In an interview, she says au revoir.
Tags: Incidents, Marie Antoinette, Eastern State Penitentiary, Terry McNally


Visiting Paris for the first time: 8 rookie mistakes to avoid

Let’s face it, being a first-time visitor in Paris isn’t easy. Travelers have to deal with everything from jet lag and language barriers, to a new currency and figuring out the public transit system. Some of us save up our whole lives to visit the City of Light, so pricey mistakes aren’t something we want to keep as souvenirs. While a few faux-pas here or there won’t ruin your experience, there are a few common mistakes to look out for that will make your first days a little smoother. Avoid thes...
Tags: Travel, London, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Disneyland, Paris Hotels, Louvre, Dailycheapo, Planning For Paris, Metro, Paris Budget Tips, Paris Restaurants, Travelers, Marie Antoinette, Versailles, EuroCheapo


You have these cool bar tools, now what do you do with them?

I’m quite proud of my collection of bar tools, glasses and gizmos, collected from years of dedicated writing, reporting and drinking in the name of journalism. But I’m perturbed and a little embarrassed to say that I haven’t been using many of them correctly. That’s what I discovered after chatting recently with Michael Rooney, Beverage Director at Amar Santana’s Vaca and Broadway restaurants. Rooney is the wise sage of Orange County’s mixology world. Scholarly, resplendently bearded and impress...
Tags: Drinks, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Manhattan, Rooney, Orange County, Marie Antoinette, Hawthorne, VACA, Restaurant Reviews + Food, Paul Hodgins, Michael Rooney, Amar Santana


La rue Royale

I found myself in the Place de la Madeleine, in front of the Madeleine church, a massive neoclassical construction from the early 19th century. From the front steps, the view is down the rue Royale toward Concorde, across the Seine, and to the equally classically styled National Assembly building. The Egyptian obelisk stands in the center of the Place de la Concorde, where King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette lost their heads. The building with the columns is the National Assembly, and the gild...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Napoleon, Seine, Marie Antoinette, National Assembly, WCS, Rue Royale, Place de la Concorde, Louis XVI, Invalides, Place de la Madeleine, La rue Royale


Marie Antoinette pearls unseen for 200 years to be auctioned

GENEVA (AP) — Sotheby’s says it’s auctioning a set of natural pearls that once belonged to the famed — or infamous — French queen Marie Antoinette, and have not been seen in public for two centuries. The sale of “Royal Jewels from the Bourbon-Parma family” is set to take place in Geneva on Nov. 12. […]
Tags: News, Ap, Geneva, Marie Antoinette, Sotheby, Nation & World, Bourbon Parma


Asia Argento: Fast Facts to Know About Anthony Bourdain’s Girlfriend

Anthony Bourdain—world-renowned chef, best-selling author, and Emmy-winning TV host—has died at the age of 61. According to CNN, Bourdain’s cause of death is suicide by hanging. He was found unresponsive in his hotel room in France by his good friend, fellow chef Eric Ripert. The two were reportedly working on a new episode of CNN’s Parts Unknown.CNN released the following statement confirming Anthony Bourdain’s death:“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and c...
Tags: Asia, New York, Celebs, Hollywood, France, Los Angeles, Cnn, Rome, Italy, Harvey Weinstein, Pop Culture, Jazz, People Magazine, Emmy, MMA, Lindsay Lohan