<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcmiami.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.comen-usTue, 23 May 2017 15:02:55 -0400Tue, 23 May 2017 15:02:55 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[6 In The Mix]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:17:44 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/6+In+The+Mix+still+New.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Sale Pending for Walt Disney's Technicolor Desert Retreat]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 07:02:11 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/knbc-walt-disney-palm-springs-house-tn-2.jpg A Palm Springs home where Walt Disney and his wife spent their twilight years is in the process of being sold.

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<![CDATA[See Inside Cyndi Lauper's Connecticut Estate, Now for Sale]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 07:53:27 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Cyndi+Lauper+and+house+1.jpg Cyndi Lauper’s home in Stamford, Connecticut, is for sale, listed at $1.25 million. The French Country Colonial-style estate sits on the 1.58-acre property. The 3885-square-foot home's interior was designed by Howard Kaplan, and includes three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and three fireplaces.

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<![CDATA[2017 Cannes Red Carpet]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 05:57:57 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/TryptichCannes.jpg The 70th Cannes Film Festival opened Wednesday, May 17, in Cote D'Azur amid heightened security measures, restricted access and even an anti-drone system.]]> <![CDATA[April the Giraffe's Baby Is Probably Bigger Than You]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 10:23:04 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP_17105735261797.jpg

Watch out, Mom. He'll be bigger than you in no time.

In just over a month, the baby giraffe that gained a following when his mother, April, was pregnant with him, is growing up big and strong.

Tajiri (Swahili for "hope") is now 6-foot-4-inches tall and 200 pounds. The baby stood at 5-foot-9-inches tall when he was born on April 15.

He is happy and doing well with April and his dad, Oliver, at Animal Adventure Park in upstate New York.

The zoo is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

April gave birth to Tajiri on April 15 at the privately owned zoo. It was her fourth calf, but the first for Oliver.

Visitors are expected to flood the zoo for its fifth season after April's pregnancy became the second most livestreamed channel in YouTube history, with more than 232 million live views during a seven-week period.

Photo Credit: Animal Adventure Park via AP
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<![CDATA[7-Eleven's Bring Your Own Cup Day Returns This Weekend]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 14:18:05 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/byocslurpee.jpg

Slurpee fans, rejoice!

7-Eleven is celebrating the start of "Slurpee season" with Bring Your Own Cup Day.

Customers can bring their own cup to fill up with their favorite Slurpee flavor for $1.50 on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at participating 7-Eleven stores nationwide. 

But don't go grabbing a cooler to fill up just yet. While customers are encouraged to get creative, there are some rules.

Only one clean, watertight container is allowed per person. The container must also fit upright through a 10-inch slot.

7-Eleven's new cinnamon-flavored Pepsi Slurpee will also be available to try during the two-day event.

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<![CDATA[Customers Getting Chance at 'Marshmallow Only' Lucky Charms]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 13:15:45 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-455979736.jpg

For fans of one classic cereal, your dream has come true: Lucky Charms is giving away boxes full of just marshmallows.

General Mills announced that, starting this month, 10,000 boxes of the sweet treats will be available. You can enter the drawing for one of the coveted limited edition items by entering a 14 digit code found on normal boxes sold in stores.

After entering the code at MarshmallowOnly.com, you are eligible for the contest that runs through December.

In 2015, a similar promotion was organized with just 10 marshmallow only boxes.

The appeal to nostalgia comes as cereal makers are battling a trend toward products with healthier ingredients like yogurt and energy bars, Adweek reported

According to General Mills' most recent annual report, cereal sales were down 1 percent in fiscal year 2016. That percentage grows to 4 percent when compared to 2014 sales.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Lucky Charms to Give Away Boxes with Marshmallows Only]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 13:45:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/luckycharms.jpg

General Mills is holding a contest to give away 10,000 boxes of Lucky Charms filled with only marshmallows.

<![CDATA[200 Nude Models to Descend on Times Square]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 10:47:30 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/173*120/7916naked.jpg

Nude and semi-nude people in Times Square, no big deal. 

Two hundred nude people in Times Square ... that's a little less ordinary.

A non-profit called Human Connection Arts said Tuesday it plans a "public art project" called Body Notes on June 9. The event would gather hundreds of fully nude male and female models and let each of them be "painted with a personal message of his or her choosing," the group said in a statement.

Andy Golub, the artist behind the project, is also the founder of NYC Bodypainting Day. In 2011, he and one of his models were arrested during a bodypainting project in Times Square; the city was ultimately forced to pay the model a settlement and Golub was allowed to continue his work

As for the backers, an outfit calling itself the Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society said it is co-sponsoring the event. The group stages topless group readings at parks, mostly recently in Central Park earlier this month. 

A spokeswoman for the society said they had obtained all the necessary permits to hold the event, which will be held on Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets.

<![CDATA[Frank Lloyd Wright's Home in Chicago Suburb Listed at $1.07M]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 21:37:04 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/flw+house+thumb.jpg Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Laura Gale house is up for sale in a Chicago suburb.

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<![CDATA[Ducklings Waddle Up New Ramp at US Capitol Reflecting Pool]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 20:33:03 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/cms-%281%294.jpg

Ducklings are in luck! Two new ramps have been installed at the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool to provide easier water access to families of ducks -- and the ducklings have already figured out how to use the new amenity.

Warmer weather has allowed for an increase in the pool's duckling population, but its slanted edge was making it difficult for them to get back into the water.

The Architect of the Capitol consulted with City Wildlife, an organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating animals in the District, and held a design contest to find the best solution to the ducks' problem.

The ducks apparently approve of the ramps. A gaggle of ducklings was shown waddling quickly up the ramp in a short video posted Tuesday afternoon on Twitter.

"Duckling update: Ramp in Use!" read a tweet from the @uscapitol account.

According to the Architect of the Capitol, four families of mallard ducks are   living in the pool. While the ramps are in place to keep the ducks around, officials also warn the public against feeding them.

Photo Credit: Architect of the Capitol
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<![CDATA[The 'Donut Man' Draws Crowds to His Route 66 Shop]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 03:48:32 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-566026249.jpg

Nearly every morning since 1972, Jim Nakano has started his day at his Glendora doughnut shop with a cup of coffee and a fresh buttermilk doughnut, NBC News reported.

The two in hand, he greets new and longtime customers as they wait in line picking between the nearly two dozen types of doughnuts The Donut Man sells. He then heads to the back of the shop to taste-test some of his stock, making sure everything is handled with care and fried to perfection.

"I don't eat all the donuts," Nakano told NBC News. "I eat part of it, look at it, and taste it. I look at the consistency."

The Donut Man is located on Route 66 in Glendora, California, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except for major holidays.  

Photo Credit: Mark Boster/LA Times via Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[How to Make a Black-Eyed Susan]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 18:14:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/blackeyedsusan.jpg

The Black-Eyed Susan is the official drink of the Preakness. Find out how you can make one of your own while watching the race.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Girl's Wedding Photos With Burrito]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 13:13:27 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/051217+main+burrito+wedding+photo.jpg What if you loved a burrito so much you married it? A teenager in Loudoun County, Virginia, loved a burrito so much she had beautiful, backlit "wedding" photos taken with it.

Photo Credit: Laura René Photography]]>
<![CDATA[How to Write a Good Mother's Day Card]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 12:48:03 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/cardsGettyImages-488591684.jpg

You may not have decided on what to do for Mother's Day. But at least your mom can expect a card. 

Nearly 80 percent of Americans plan on purchasing greeting cards for the special women in their lives, according to the National Retail Foundation. 

If snarky messages are your thing, joking and rude cards abound online. One card on Etsy reads, "I love you more than dad," while another says, "You may have carried me for nine months, but you'll always carry me financially." Others reference giving birth and "ruining" mom's body, while some explicitly say, "I hate you." 

Crafting a more uplifting Mother’s Day card that speaks to you can be a challenge. But don't worry. American Greetings and Hallmark, two of the nation’s largest stationery retailers, have plenty of advice for penning that note. 

Anne McEvoy, a senior writer at American Greetings, said people are finding it pays to be "honest and real." 

She said there’s no way to pinpoint whether a more sentimental card is better than a cheesy, humorous card. But humorous cards often sell more for Father’s Day than Mother’s Day, she said. 

When picking the perfect card for your mom, go the "simple and sincere" route, she says. 

Keely Chace, a Hallmark Master Writer offers tips for writing cards to mothers, mother figures, grandmothers and more in a blog post on the stationery company's site. 

Some of her suggestions for writing out cards for mothers include simple phrases such as: 

"You're my one and only mom, and I'll always have a special place in my heart for you." 

"Sorry if I drove you crazy sometimes. I only did it because I love you!" 

"To my mom, my friend, my angel." 

McEvoy said that when she sits down to write a card, she tries to think of a particular type of mother — but when it comes to crafting a message for your own mother, it all comes down to individual relationships. 

"Nobody knows your mom like you do," she said, "So trust your instincts." 

She added that relationships with people who aren't necessarily a mother, but are like a mother, are important to celebrate, too. Stationery companies offer selections of cards that cover such relationships. 

Some of Chace's recommendations for writing out a card for mother figures include: 

"With love to an amazing lady…from someone who hopes to be one someday." 

"Happy Mother’s Day to an amazing woman I'll always admire, appreciate and love!" 

But as McEvoy said, nobody knows your mother — or mother figures — like you do. So keep it sincere and write from the heart.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Hallmark Signature, File ]]>
<![CDATA[See Inside: Chris Bosh's Pacific Palisades Estate]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 18:54:59 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Chris+Bosh+Pacific+Palisades.jpg

Photo Credit: Sotheby’s International Realty/Shen Schulz/Getty]]>
<![CDATA[New Dove Campaign for Shaped Bottles Gets Backlash]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 12:56:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/dovecampaign_1200x675.jpg

Dove debuted six body wash bottles in different shapes and sizes as part of the company's latest campaign to celebrate women and their bodies.

But rather than celebrate the campaign, social media handed Dove a backlash.

The bottles came in tall, short, round, curvy and straight with a slight, curvy shape. Dove said the unorthodox shapes were in line with its decade long "Real Beauty" campaign portraying and celebrating the diversity of women everywhere. 

"Each bottle evokes the shapes, sizes, curves and edges that combine to make every woman their very own limited edition," Dove said in an online statement."They’re one of a kind–just like you. But sometimes we all need reminding of that."

The statement went on to says its own research revealed that "one in two women feels social media puts pressure on them to look a certain way. Thankfully, many women are fighting with us to spread beauty confidence."

Not everyone was fond of the campaign. Some mocked it for being unrealistic:

Others were a bit more practical and showed concern about their bathroom space:

Photo Credit: Dove
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<![CDATA[What Do Moms Really Want for Mother's Day?]]> Mon, 08 May 2017 08:19:12 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/NC_momsday0505_1500x845.jpg

A recent RetailMeNot.com survey reveals what most moms really want for Mother's Day. NBC's Chris Clackum reports.

<![CDATA['Beats the Traffic': Karlie Kloss Takes Pedicab to Met Gala]]> Mon, 01 May 2017 22:07:47 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/212*120/GettyImages-675618534.jpg

Rush-hour traffic in New York City is rough.

Now add a star-studded fête, a swarm of star-gazing fans and a queue of luxury SUVs lining the city streets, and Manhattan is paralyzed.

Getting to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side for the Costume Institute's Met Gala Monday evening proved difficult for many celebrities. Gala guests are given staggered arrival times, and showing up to the red carpet un-fashionably late could land you on Anna Wintour's bad side. 

So what's a celebrity to do?

If you're Karlie Kloss, you hop on a pedicab. The model zoomed to the Met, cutting through Central Park, on a pedicab to avoid the standstill traffic. “Riding in style,” Kloss, in full hair and makeup, says in a video posted on Twitter, adding "beats the traffic."

“When there's too much traffic en route to the #MetGala, you take a pedi cab,” the supermodel wrote.

And the open-aired bicycle-powered ride didn’t ravage her look. Kloss stepped on the red carpet donning a Carolina Herrera dress and a flawless coif.

Actress Mindy Kaling, who arrived in a blue embroidered Prabel Gurung gown, told New York Times reporter Jacob Bernstein, “I took the 6 (train) from Nolita.”

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's Unveils 'Supremely Superfluous' Utensil, the Frork]]> Tue, 02 May 2017 06:19:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds_frork1.jpg

McDonald's has unveiled a "supremely superfluous" utensil designed to help customers scoop up any toppings that may fall as they enjoy one of the fast food restaurant's new premium sandwiches. 

It's called a Frork.

The fork-shaped device has an opening where that can hold up to four french fries, serving as fork prongs.

"While the Frork is supremely superfluous, it shows that McDonald's is willing to do whatever it takes to help them enjoy every last bite," Michael Haracz, McDonald's chef, said in a statement.

Legendary TV pitchman Anthony Sullivan starred in McDonald's mock infomercial to announce the creation, which McDonald's is billing as a consumer problem-solving product: "Edible, utilitarian and desperately innovative." 

The Frork is compatible with all three of McDonald's new "Signature Crafted Recipes" sandwiches: Pico Guacamole, Sweet BBQ Bacon and Maple Bacon Dijon.

"Will the Frork change your life? Probably not," Sullivan said in the infomercial. "Will the Frork improve your Signature Crafted Recipes eating experience? I mean, sure... maybe."

Frorks will be given away at participating McDonald's nationwide on May 5 to customers who buy one of the new sandwiches.

Photo Credit: McDonald's]]>
<![CDATA[See Inside: Obama's One-Time Brooklyn Brownstone Hits Market]]> Mon, 01 May 2017 14:31:51 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/obama+house+bhs.jpg Former President Barack Obama's one-time Park Slope brownstone is on the market, and it can be yours for a shade over $4 million. See the full listing with Brown Harris Stevens here.

Photo Credit: Brown Harris Stevens]]>
<![CDATA[2017 Met Gala: 7 Things to Know About Rei Kawakubo]]> Mon, 01 May 2017 10:04:37 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-632048934.jpg

When it comes to Rei Kawakubo, expect the unexpected.

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will dedicate its spring fashion exhibition to the 74-year-old creator of the label Comme des Garçon. It is only the second time in the museum’s history that an exhibition has been mounted to honor a living designer, the first being Yves Saint Laurent in 1973.

The Japanese visionary behind the influential label is famously mysterious and tight-lipped. Kawakubo avoids being photographed and rarely gives interviews. She is not well known among the wider public, but that appears to be how Kawakubo likes it.

Yet she has remained a silent powerful force in the fashion scene for decades. While the pieces Kawakubo shows on the runway are unconventional, favoring the avant-garde over wearability, many of the elements in her pieces have trickled down to the mainstream, such as unfinished hems, elaborate draping, and asymmetrical silhouettes.

"Rei Kawakubo is one of the most important and influential designers of the past 40 years," Andre Bolton, curator of the Met's Costume Institute, said in a video profile. "By inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, recreation and hybridity, she has defined the aesthetics of our time."

Bolton has been tasked with illustrating Kawakubo’s influence and work in context for a mass audience in “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçon: Art of the In-Between.” The exhibit will run from May 4 through Sept. 4.

Ahead of the exhibition launch, here are seven things to know about designer Rei Kawakubo:

Kawakubo never trained to be a fashion designer. She studied art and literature at Tokyo's Keio University and got her start in fashion working in marketing at a textile factory. She credits that lack of a formal fashion education for giving her the freedom to explore with her pieces and sidestep any preconceived notions about how clothes should be made.

Like Some Boys
Kawakubo first began making clothing when she worked as a stylist and couldn’t find the types of garments she wanted. She started designing clothes in 1969 under the label Comme des Garçons, which is French for “like boys.” The name was lifted from the French song “Tous les garçons et les filles” by Francoise Hardy. Comme de Garçon was an instant hit in Japan.

Ragged Chic
In April 1981, Kawakubo made her debut at Paris Fashion Week at a time when fashion was dominated by the high glamour and bright colors of Gianni Versace and Thierry Mugler. Kawakubo’s collection was unlike anything anyone in the Western fashion world had seen before: The all-black clothing was in tatters, oversized and shapeless. The fashion community in Europe and the U.S. was stunned and dismissed it as “Hiroshima's revenge.”

Lumps and Bumps
Often ignoring the regularities of human form in her designs, Kawakubo uses material abundantly, inflating the garments to surreal proportions. Famous for her four-armed jackets or added lumps and bumps, as seen in the 1997 Quasimodo-esque collection “Dress Meets Body, Body Meets Dress,” Kawakubo has constantly challenged preconceived ideas of how women should dress.

If Comme de Garçons collections are any indication, Monday night’s Met Gala red carpet will surely be interesting.

Karl Lagerfeld, Nicolas Ghesquière, creative director of Louis Vuitton, Céline creative director Phoebe Philo and Marc Jacobs, have all listed Kawakubo as an influence in their designs. Without Kawakubo, there may not have been a Miu Miu cut-off sunglasses trend. She even influenced how labels reached consumers. Throughout the 2000s, Comme des Garçons came to be known for their “guerrilla” stores, as fashionistas called them, kicking off a major pop-up shop trend that's still popular today.

CDG Play
Today Kawakubo and her husband Adrian Joffe preside over a multimillion-dollar privately held company with both commercial and fashion-forward lines for men and women, a perfume license with Puig and a collaboration with Converse. Comme de Garçon's sister brand CDG Play, launched in 2002, became an instant streetwear success thanks to its signature logo of a pre-emoji heart with eyes. CDG Play pieces have been spotted on the backs of high-profile celebrities. Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Drake and Pharrell, a co-chair of this year's Costume Institute Gala, are all fans of the label.

Met First
Despite being a famously conceptual designer, Kawakubo has reportedly never been invited to a Met Gala, her husband told The New York Times in an interview in 2013. It was not immediately clear if she had been invited in the years after the interview. Monday night’s fête will be her first appearance (and could be her last).

Photo Credit: Melodie Jeng/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Stars on the Carpet for 'Not the WH Correspondents' Dinner']]> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:49:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/not+whcd.jpg Late-night TV star Samantha Bee of "Full Frontal" pulled in celebrities for the first "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner," at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, briefly upstaging the traditional correspondents' dinner.]]> <![CDATA['Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' Added to Nintendo Switch Lineup]]> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:58:23 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Switch_MarioKart8Deluxe_artwork_hero.jpg

As supplies of its new gaming console continue to be tight, Nintendo brought a new title with a familiar character for the Nintendo Switch. Mario has arrived and brought his friends in “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.”

The new title is the most comprehensive “Mario Kart” game ever, containing all the previous downloadable content that was available for “Mario Kart 8” for the Wii U console. Forty-two drivers, 12 cups with four tracks for each Grand Prix circuit, and five battle modes that can be played in team or solo action are included in the new release

The roster of drivers includes Mario, Luigi, and many other fan favorites. There are new drivers from the “Splatoon” franchise, Inking Girl and Inkling Boy, plus returning favorites King Boo, Bowser Jr., and Dry Bones can also be played.

Some of the courses are also new and feature some classic game layouts from “The Legend of Zelda” and “Excitebike.” The circuits also highlight some Nintendo games with the Triforce Cup and Crossing Cup as new challenges.

Grand Prix races start at 50cc, the slowest, but a new 200cc race will test braking and sliding abilities as the powerful carts race through the challenging courses.

The power-up are ramped up as racers can carry two at a time, providing the chance for a powerful combo. Throw down a banana peel and follow it up with a Bob-omb for a devastating punch.

There are a couple new power-up to help drivers get to victory. Boo the ghost temporarily makes a driver intangible while also stealing an item from an opponent. The feather power-up helps drivers avoid obstacles by briefly making them airborne.

A Smart Steering features helps novices on the track, even in the more powerful races. But it won't get drivers to the front of the pack easier. 

If players are looking for a change of pace from racing, five different battle modes on eight courses offer a different challenge in team or solo action.

Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast pit characters against each other to try and pop their opponents’ balloons and knock them temporarily out of action. Renegade Roundup is a cops and robbers-style game as one team tries to lock up the other team as fast as possible while the “bad guys” work to free their teammates from jail.

Shine Thief is a capture the flag-style competition, as drivers try to grab the Shine Sprite and hold onto to it while dodging attempts from other players to steal it. Coin Runners is a money-grabbing race to collect as many coins as possible while trying to knock away coins from other players.

The online component will get players into competition quickly with other racers around the world. There is still no chat component to the race, which means no trash talking or praising other racers. Nintendo is still planning to release an online subscription based service this fall, so enjoy these races for free while you still can.

The addition of “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” to the Nintendo Switch lineup is likely to attract those people who weren’t interested in “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” or were waiting to see how well the new console performed. Many retailers are still selling out just as quickly as they get them in, but Nintendo has said they are ramping up production to get the Switch into as many hands as possible.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available now for the Nintendo Switch. It is rated E for Everyone due to comic mischief. This post was done with a provided digital code for the Nintendo Switch.

Photo Credit: Nintendo]]>
<![CDATA[Met Gala Themes: Fashion Hits & Misses]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:12:17 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Claire+Danes+Met+Gala+2016.jpg

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<![CDATA[Home in 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians,' 'True Blood' for Sale]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:59:59 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/iredell+4+main.jpg See inside the home famously used in the opening credits of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

Photo Credit: Steven J. Magner]]>
<![CDATA[Nordstrom Selling 'Fake Mud' Jeans With Hefty Price Tag]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:24:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/211*120/nordstrom+fake+mud+jeans.jpg

Nordstrom is lighting up the internet with some expensive jeans that are caked in fake mud.

On its website, the luxury fashion retailer is selling a pair of working class-inspired jeans coated with what Nordstrom calls "caked-on muddy coating."

The price? $425!

The Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans "embody rugged, Americana workwear that's seen some hard-working action" and when worn show "you're not afraid to get down and dirty," according to the description online.

It quickly generated a storm of interest online after TV host Mike Rowe blasted them as "a costume for wealthy people who see work as ironic – not iconic" in a Facebook post."

Even U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., tweeted about it:

Nordstrom didn't immediately reply to request for comment from NBC over the internet's response.

Photo Credit: Nordstrom.com
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<![CDATA[Wal-Mart Introduces 'Crotilla': A Tortilla-Croissant Mashup]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:18:41 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/170424-walmart-crotilla-se-526p.jpg

Four years after the "cronut" emerged on the scene, croissant lovers can rejoice with yet another pastry hybrid.

The "Crotilla," from Wal-Mart's in-house bakery, crosses the croissant and tortilla, "Today" reported.

About the size of a small flour tortilla, the "Crotilla" has the buttery taste and texture of a croissant.

They're intended to be used, among other things, for sandwiches, a Wal-Mart spokesperson told "Today."

"Crotillas" come in packs of eight and sell for $3.98 in participating Wal-Mart bakery departments nationwide.

Photo Credit: Wal-Mart
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<![CDATA[Steve Madden Brings Back the Slinky]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:13:17 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Steve+Madden+Slinky.jpg

From high-waisted mom jeans to crop tops and chokers, fashion trends from the '90s are back with a vengeance.   

The only thing that has been missing to complete that back-to-school look every girl in class had was the iconic Steve Madden Slinky — until now.

The New York-based footwear company has revived the popular platform slide. The 2017 version has been slightly altered with a flatter heel and added elastic in the "stretchy upper" for more flexibility, according to the Steve Madden website. 

The Slinky isn't on store shelves just yet, but they are available for pre-order on Steve Madden's website. The $69.99 shoes are expected to ship in July.

News of the retro shoe's return brought back nostalgic memories for the Slinky-wearing girl who head bopped to alternative rock and cited Cher quotes from "Clueless" while eating candy necklaces.

And despite the fact the shoes' insoles continuously slapped the bottom of your heels, announcing your arrival with loud clapping-like noises, Slinky girls can't wait to get their hands on a pair and stomp around town.


Photo Credit: Steve Madden]]>
<![CDATA[7 East Coast Music Festivals You Won't Want to Miss]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:53:02 -0400 Broccoli City Festival started in 2013 as an effort bring attention to Earth Day, and to help educate and inspire people about why its important to be "active and engaged participants in their community." This year, the Broccoli City Group is launching Broccoli City Week (April 29-May 6) with a wide range of events, including a 5K run and volunteering opportunities, leading up to the music festival. The festival lineup includes Rae Sremmurd, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty & more.

When: Saturday, May 6
Where: Gateway DC
2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, D.C.
Want tix? Find them online here.]]>
Broccoli City Festival started in 2013 as an effort bring attention to Earth Day, and to help educate and inspire people about why its important to be "active and engaged participants in their community." This year, the Broccoli City Group is launching Broccoli City Week (April 29-May 6) with a wide range of events, including a 5K run and volunteering opportunities, leading up to the music festival. The festival lineup includes Rae Sremmurd, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty & more.

When: Saturday, May 6
Where: Gateway DC
2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, D.C.
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Summer is quickly approaching, which means that music festival season is also right around the corner. We've rounded up seven of the East Coast's most popular music festivals.

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<![CDATA[Disney Gives Early Look at Upcoming Star Wars-Themed Lands]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:24:45 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/199*120/Disney+Star+Wars+Theme+land.jpg

Two years after Disney announced plans to bring Star Wars-themed expansions to its parks in California and Florida, fans of the franchise finally got a behind-the-scenes look at the design and construction of the parks.

Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering creatives shared exclusive details about the new galactic lands scheduled to open at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in 2019.

During the "Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making" celebration in Orlando Saturday, new renderings were revealed in a video giving attendees insight into their collaboration — including the story behind "the mysterious destination somewhere on the Outer Rim."

"We’re creating a place that is an extension of the Star Wars universe, not a recreation of an experience that you might have already seen on screen, but something totally brand new," said Disney Imagineering Executive Creative Director Asa Kalama.

The never-before-seen land is set in a remote village that was once a bustling area along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but over time has become a thriving environment for port smugglers, rogue traders and adventure-seeking travelers bouncing between the frontier and uncharted space, according to Disneyland Resort spokesman George Savvas.

"There will be things in there that will feel very familiar, things in there that they’ve always wanted to see, but yet on top of that we’re also designing and creating new experiences so that it will really enhance what the Stars Wars universe is," said Star Wars’ Creative Director Doug Chiang.

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<![CDATA[New Hampshire Farm Lets You Do Yoga With Baby Goats]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:10:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/200*120/Screen+Shot+2017-04-18+at+1.40.45+PM.png

The latest fitness trend might just convince some people to slap on yoga pants, especially if they love baby animals.

Jenness Farm in Nottingham, New Hampshire, has gotten a lot of attention after introducing yoga with baby goats as a part of their business a few weeks ago. The tiny goats are let loose while yoga students get into various yoga positions. 

The result is a mix of the relaxed mindfulness that yoga offers and some chaotic cuteness. 

Jenness Farm raises dairy goats for a variety of products, such as goat milk, soaps, and other bath and body items, but visitors have been able to get up-close-and-personal with the animals on their yoga mats for the past few weeks. 

Owner Peter Corriveau said many followers of the farm's Facebook page suggested he offer the yoga class after similar ones have been seen trending in other areas. He has run Jenness Farm since 2001 and knew that his goats would be perfect for the job since he bottle raises them himself.

“Goats are very intelligent and curious,” he said. “Within the first hour of their life they are up and walking around. They are very playful.”

The farm recruited local yoga instructor Janine Bibeau, a frequent visitor of Jenness Farm and a fellow goat-lover. The first few classes have been a big hit and presented a new way to bring in yoga newcomers.

“This is unlike any yoga that I’ve ever taught,” said Bibeau, “you can come into this room feeling tired or sad and you are going to leave a lot more joyous and energetic. After the last class that we taught, my face was sore from smiling the whole time.”

Bibeau has goats of her own, but they are a bit calmer than the hyperactive baby goats that like to jump on top of people while they pose. Her older goats will simply come up and cuddle while she practices her yoga. 

The energetic baby goats are a good representation of how chaotic life can get. Her students are challenged to remain mindful, but of course are encouraged to pet and play with the goats during the class.

Interest in the class has exploded since photos and video from the first few classes have gone viral on Facebook. There is already a long waiting list to get into a class, but Corriveau says that they are working on expanding the yoga area to let more people in at once. 

For more information on goat yoga at Jenness Farm you can visit their website here.

<![CDATA[10 Discounts, Deals and Freebies for Tax Day 2017]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:19:17 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/tax+day+deals+2017.png

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<![CDATA[See Inside: Bob Simpson Selling Texas Castle-Style Home]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:51:02 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/214*120/Bella+Terra+Simpsin+House.jpg Bob Simpson, the co-founder of XTO Energy, and co-owner of the Texas Rangers has listed his home with his wife Janice for $7 million.]]> <![CDATA[See Inside San Francisco's Most Expensive Home]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:58:21 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/L3_Dining_89501.jpg

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<![CDATA[All in the Family: Celebrity Siblings]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:53:36 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/natsib22.jpg On National Sibling Day, take a look at some celebrities who share the limelight with their siblings.

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<![CDATA[A Celebration Of Women In The Arts Gala]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:07:09 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/aacg17_001.JPG Before the night of the Adrienne Arsht Center Gala, A Celebration Of Women In The Arts, an exclusive look at the rehearsals with the evening's celebrity performers from Vanessa Williams to Gloria Estefan.

Photo Credit: Photography by Jipsy Castillo]]>
<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day Is April 4]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:09:02 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Ben-Jerrys-Free-Cone-Day-FB.jpg

I scream, you scream, we all scream for free Ben & Jerry's ice cream! 

The Vermont-based ice cream chain will celebrate its annual Free Cone Day event on Tuesday, April 4. 

Customers can get a free scoop of their favorite flavor from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at participating locations. And if after enjoying a Cherry Garcia cone your taste buds yearn for some Phish Food, just get back in line for another free cone. "Over and over again. We're not counting. Really, go for it," the company said on its website.

The first Free Cone Day was in 1979 — one year after co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield launched the company in a renovated gas station in Burlington. The tradition has since expanded globally, and Ben & Jerry's says it will hand out more than 1 million free scoops this Tuesday.

Click here to find a participating Ben & Jerry's location near you.

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<![CDATA['Salt Bae' Takes Manhattan: Internet Sensation Spotted in NYC]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:14:16 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/salt+bae.PNG

"Salt Bae" has landed in New York City. 

Two months after the man behind the meme announced plans to open a restaurant in the Big Apple, sightings of Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe around the city swept Instagram Wednesday.

"Spotted #SaltBae!!" one woman captioned her selfie with Gökçe in his signature sunglasses, shoulder-length hair and beard. 

"Dreams do come true," another Instagrammer wrote alongside a photo with the dramatic salter.  

Gökçe appeared to be taking a whirlwind tour of the city Wednesday. Star-struck fans tagged their pictures around Times Square, St. Patrick's Cathedral, near Central Park and the Upper West Side. 

Gökçe, 34, gained Internet fame when a video of him sprinkling salt on a steak with a peculiar flick of the wrist gained millions of views in a matter of weeks.

He announced plans in January to open a steakhouse in Manhattan. Gökçe, who already has seven steakhouses and burger joints in Turkey and Dubai, and is opening a London location later this year, said expanding to New York will mean whether or not he’s truly made it.

“It shows that I’m an international brand if I open up in New York,” Nusret previously told NBC News. 

“In New York, there are many steakhouses. We would like to show that Nusr-et is different than the others in service, meat quality and connection with the customers,” he added.

Photo Credit: Nusret Gökçe
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<![CDATA['Breaking Bad' Pop Up Restaurant Headed to LA, NYC]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:20:02 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-660808516.jpg

Somebody "Better Call Saul." 

Gus Fring's infamous chicken chain featured in the TV show "Breaking Bad" came to downtown Los Angeles this week. 

Fring's Albuquerque restaurant served as a headquarters for both his chicken and meth empires on AMC's critically-acclaimed series. 

Go inside a 360-degree view of the spot, see "Better Call Saul" actor Michael Mando, and hear the voice of "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan:

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The pop-up restaurant near the Arts District featured Fring's famous curly fries on Wednesday and Thursday. 

The restaurant didn't actually serve a chicken dinner, but like DEA Agent Hank Schrader says on the show: "We're not here for the chicken." 

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The real-life Los Pollos Hermanos will also pop-up in New York in April. The pop-up recently made a stop in Austin at SXSW where series stars Bob Odenkirk (who plays Saul Goodman) and Giancarlo Esposito (who starred as Gus Fring) signed autographs and greeted fans.

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You can stop by the Pollos pop-up at 1345 E. 6th St. in downtown LA from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. 

The third season of the "Breaking Bad" spin-off "Better Call Saul" premieres on AMC on April 10 at 10 p.m. EST.

Photo Credit: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for AMC
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