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Pharrell Williams becomes co-owner of G-Star Raw jeans

NEW YORK (AFP) - Pharrell Williams, the pop culture renaissance man who is a designer, performer and hit songwriter, was named Tuesday as co-owner of jeans brand G-Star Raw. The company, based in Amsterdam and Los Angeles, said that Williams would be involved in design but also in decisio...

Updated : 2016.02.10 13:56

France’s Cahors wine is new frontier for Argentina, China

PRAYSSAC, France (AFP) – France’s southwestern Cahors region is a new frontier for foreign investors, from Argentine winegrowers doing the “Malbec tango” to potential investor “ambassadors” from...

Updated : 2016.02.10 13:54

Japanese chefs hone skills in cradle of French cuisine

LIERGUES, France (AFP) - Snow blankets a vineyard deep in France's Beaujolais region, where a select group of future top chefs from Japan are busy learning the secrets of French cuisine in the kitchens of an elegant chateau. Shouts of “Oui, chef!” punctuate the morning as the Tsuji scho...

Updated : 2016.02.10 13:51

Squat, lunge, push-ups. 13 apps for fitness at home

MIAMI (AP) -- Don't want to fight traffic, travelling for work, can’t afford a $30 barre class? Those excuses for missing your workout no longer fly thanks to a host of new fitness apps and online subscriptions.There's a website for your every cardio craving from Pilates to bootcamp, some...

Updated : 2016.02.10 13:19

Henry VIII chapel hosts first Catholic service in 450 years

LONDON (AFP) - The sounds of Latin song echoed through the halls of Hampton Court Palace in London on Tuesday for the first Catholic service in more than 450 years to be held in anti-Vatican king Henry VIII‘s residence. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, head of the Catholic Church in England and...

Updated : 2016.02.10 13:04

Hidden gem restaurant

Over Lunar New Year, Seollal, there are some traditional foods that herald in the festivities. One of them is Tteokguk, or rice cake soup. It is the first meal one should eat in the new year, as it re...

Updated : 2016.02.05 16:33

Studying is the key to owning your life

Kim Chung-woon, formerly a psychology professor and who now calls himself a “creator,” is perfectly at home in his basement office in Nonhyeon-dong, Seoul. It is an entirely appropriate title, he cl...

Updated : 2016.02.05 16:17

Celebrate Lunar New Year with tradition

The Lunar New Year holiday is a chance for Koreans, expats and tourists to enjoy a variety of traditional Korean activities. The five-day holiday will be full of cultural programs and hands-on experie...

Updated : 2016.02.05 16:10

Changing face of Lunar New Year holiday in Korea

A mass migration is underway this weekend as tens of thousands of Koreans travel home for the Lunar New Year, Seollal. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport estimates that a total of 36 m...

Updated : 2016.02.05 16:03

Around the hotels

Ritz-Carlton offers Spring Festival packageThe Ritz-Carlton, Seoul is presenting the “New Year’s Prestige Getaway” package in celebration of the Spring Festival, China’s most important public holi...

Updated : 2016.02.05 13:14

Travel bits

The Crane tour in CheorwonKorea Tourism Organization provides tourists with a special opportunity to explore cranes in Cherwon, Gangwon Province, from Jan.18 to Feb.29. Crane, designated as Natural Mo...

Updated : 2016.02.05 13:04

More eateries appearing in Korea’s train stations  

With Lunar New Year upon us, there is no escaping the elbow-to-elbow crowds that flood the nation’s train stations as millions of locals travel out of the cities to reunite with their loved ones. Whi...

Updated : 2016.02.05 11:04

Spend time away at hotels during Lunar New Year

INCHEON -- On the 12th floor of Grand Hyatt Incheon, guests can get a panoramic view of Incheon International Airport from the lounge and a line of airplanes taking off and landing down on its runway....

Updated : 2016.02.05 09:35

Hong named Sentinel advisor

Sentinel has appointed Hong Jung-gi, professor at Kookmin University’s College of Physical Education, as its health advisor, the provider of high-functional and intensive crossfit and boot camp train...

Updated : 2016.02.05 09:33

Seoul city revamping travel information website

The Seoul metropolitan government said Thursday it will soon revamp its official travel website and include more travel information for visitors' convenience. It said the city's website, currently in its beta version, will begin trial service within this month after overhauling it with mo...

Updated : 2016.02.04 15:00