Last week I wrote a bit about Rockefeller Center and Christmas, and that got me thinking about Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, which sits just across the street on Fifth Avenue and 51st Street. And that got me thinking about Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral, down on Prince Street and Mulberry. And then I thought, I’d rather stay downtown this week anyway, and I remembered how a scene in Mean Streets takes place in the Old Saint Patrick’s cemetery between Charlie and Johnny Boy and how Roger Ebert described Robert Deniro’s portrayal of Johnny Boy as, “almost as a holy fool: a smiling jokester with no sense of time or money.” And I wondered, well who wouldn’t want to be considered at least a little bit like that? I mean, I can’t be the only one right? If you want to be holy, or if you want to be a fool, you need to try to work the other thing in there as well, to balance it out a bit, or else you’re probably just an idiot.
Goji berries are now widely available in many health food and specialty food stores, although they used to be available only in Asian groceries. Used in Chinese medicine for over 6,000 years, goji berries are most commonly sold dried, although there are now goji berry juices and extracts. Touted for their antioxidant properties, goji berries supposedly boost your immune system, improve your brain function, increase your life expectancy and reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, although high quality studies are lacking.
Emma Hill’s last show was, fittingly, a celebration of all that is quintessentially British, from the venue (Claridges), to the high tea served beforehand and, of course Turbo the British bulldog. However, she was clearly looking forward rather than back as the show was an exquisite interpretation of modern femininity. Flowers and stripes were subtly seen through sheer shimmering silks, wild flowers sprung up over dresses and chic buttery culottes (note: buy culottes asap) were worn with simple blouses.
The NDTV Group’s Red Pixels Ventures Ltd unveiled the first look of its e commerce portal Gadgets 360. Gadgets 360 will curate a marketplace for exclusive launches of mobile phones and other electronic gadgets. SmartCooky Internet Ltd, with its healthy food website SmartCooky, offers thousands of tried and tested recipes, the latest food news and the buzz on lifestyle and health articles by top specialists who write about good nutritious food..
It is in this desert he befriends an old Bedouin who is moved by his tale of intense love and vows to win him his lovers’ hand. The Bedouin attack and defeat Layla’s tribe, but her parent still refuse to marry the two because of Majnun’s mad behavior. They soon marry her to another man.