It's that time of the year again - Orchard Road lights up for Christmas. This year's theme follows an "Endless Wonder" of fun and fantasy, featuring light displays and interactive installations. Starting from Tanglin Mall and ending at Plaza Singapura, the streets will be lit up from 3pm every day. Nine malls will also be competing for the "Best Dressed Building contest", and the public can vote for their favourite building on the Orchard Road website. The Christmas light-up runs from now till 1 January 2018. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
Christmas is already here at ION Orchard, with Basement 2 of the mall transformed into a train terminal while the Christmas tree dazzles above ground. Decorated by Pandora and featuring 72 rose gold snowflakes and over 130,000 fairy lights, the 20m-tall ION Orchard Christmas tree also allows shoppers and visitors along Orchard Road to walk in and experience an animated winter wonderland. The ION Sky observation deck on Level 56 also unveiled a new look, which aims to educate visitors on Orchard Road’s humble beginnings as a collection of nutmeg farms, spice gardens and fruit orchards in the 1830s.
'Tis the season for celebrities to get into the Christmas spirit, which means over-the-top trees, gifts, and getups. The sexy Santa look has definitely become a trend, but others would rather stay warm and comfy in ugly Christmas sweaters. Take a look at the stars who have been dressing for a very merry holiday.
In this episode of the web series Binging with Babish, Oliver Babish (the probably-West Wing-inspired alias of director Andrew Rea) cooks a delectable pasta dish, then covers it in dessert toppings, Buddy the Elf-style. The chef notes that the finished product is “oddly beautiful in a David Lynch movie kind of way,” but also “far and away the most disgusting thing” he’s ever made.
Us Brits are fairly traditional when it comes to Christmas movies. ‘Love, Actually’. 'Elf’. 'Santa Clause: The Movie’. Whatever latest festive abomination Vince Vaughn has delivered in his considerable sack.
Cruz Beckham in his “If Everyday Was Christmas” music video. Cruz Beckham is seriously giving us some Justin Bieber meets that cute kid from Love Actually vibes. The 11-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham just released a music video for his new single “If Every Day Was Christmas.” Cruz recently signed with Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun and all proceeds of this holiday jingle will support Global’s Make Some Noise.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! See how celebs from Coco Austin to Kelly Clarkson to Drake to Maria Carey have been decking the halls at home.
Holiday films are filled with memorable fashion moments. There are those fabulous giant feather fans in the “Sisters” scene of White Christmas, Ralphie’s pink bunny pajamas and Coke bottle glasses in A Christmas Story, Cameron Diaz’s absurd variety of outerwear in The Holiday, and the devil horns Alan Rickman’s temptress secretary wears in Love, Actually. But, for me, no ugly sweater or sexy Santa outfit can even come close to my personal Christmas movie style icon: The Ghost of Christmas Past from 1992′s classic The Muppet Christmas Carol. This ghastly little gal’s got it all: The alabaster complexion and ginger hair of Julianne Moore, the dainty hands of an American Girl doll, the speaking voice of a young Hermione Granger, the floating capabilities of a jellyfish, and an all-white outfit that legit looks straight off some Parisian haute couture runway.
Put off that yogurt and granola for January and try your hand at an airy, fluffy, swirly cinnamon bun (or one of its yeasted cousins) instead. Fun to make, fun to eat, and fun to admire, these 12 recipes are sure to have your head spinning (in the best way possible).
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—yes, because of family and holiday cheer and all that jazz, but really because you can eat cake and cream and sugar for breakfast and have it be completely, totally normal. So take advantage: Eat your sticky buns and waffles and French toast and coffee cake for breakfast, and have seconds. Feed them to your family proudly. It’s time to celebrate the season—starting with the most important meal of the day
Whether you’re shopping for your mom, your dad, your BFF, or your boyfriend, we’ve rounded up the best of the best holiday gifts this year — and all with a common theme: their color. But not everyone loves glistening gold or red hot hues, so here are the best blue gifts that are understated and a bit unexpected for all of your giving needs. Related: Holiday Gifts in Winter White Sleek Holiday Gifts for Everyone 22 Gifts that Glisten Red Hot Gifts for Your Entire List
Who was the first person to put his or her thumb into a cookie and fill it with jam? I want to know—because it’s not a natural progression.
In a rare print interview, Prince William has opened up about the royal family’s plans for Christmas, which he says will involve church, presents, and a very excited Prince George.
Whether looking to share a touching memoir or a gorgeous collection of images, these books from 2015 are sure to entertain, inspire, and delight. Related: Holiday Gift Guide #1: Sleek Gifts for Everyone The Best Holiday Subscription Boxes Beauty Advent Calendars for Christmas are Better Than Chocolate
George Clooney, Bill Murray, and Miley Cyrus in A Very Murray Christmas. Photo: Courtesy
You may think that the golden age of “ugly holiday sweaters” has passed—but you couldn’t be more incorrect. According to the shopping and fashion data experts at Polyvore, online searches for Christmas sweaters have actually increased by a whopping 148%! Which means there’s a very good likelihood that, in 2015, you’ll find yourself getting invited to a so-called ugly sweater party. To simplify the process of sorting through the zillions of UHSes that are available, we’ve chosen 13 of the Internet’s finest.
The easiest way to shop for the holidays is to consult the many gift guides that retailers and lifestyle sites cobble together in hopes of making your shopping that much smoother. Above, peep some of the gifts we could never justify giving, but would actually not mind getting.
Whether you realize it or not, the holidays are officially in full swing. Thanksgiving is a mere two weeks away, department stores are beginning to unveil their much belabored holiday windows, and seasonal merch is everywhere you turn. Among the first to announce its special holiday offerings is Tiffany & Co., which just released a limited-edition 18-piece “Out of Retirement” collection of archival jewelry and trinkets at the cooler-than-thou retail emporium Dover Street Market. “Partnering with Dover Street Market on a global level is a very exciting idea for us,” said Tiffany design director Francesca Amfitheatrof, a very groovy woman with an high art background.
For beauty junkies there is no better gift than an advent calendar that offers daily samples of the coolest in beauty. While a lot of advent calendars offer chocolate, the truth is we’ve eaten the entire box in one sitting, more than once. This year, treat yourself (or someone else) with an advent calendar that’s all about getting gorgeous and experimenting with the coolest new products. Act fast because they go quickly long before December begins.