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California’s Santa Monica Pier Is Getting a ‘Stranger Things’ Makeover

Travel and Leisure - 0 sec ago
<p>The third season of <em>Stranger Things</em> promises to transport audiences to the summer of 1985 when it premieres on July 4. But for fans who just can’t wait — or those who want to see first-hand what the setting of the coming season could be like — there’s a solution. And it doesn’t require time travel or a visit to Indiana.</p><img alt="Santa Monica Pier "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1561408212/santa-monica-pier-STRANGERPIER0619.jpg?itok=Cxk1HsYX"><p>In anticipation of the new season, Los Angeles’ <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/santa-monica/things-to-do/santa-monica-pier" target="_blank">Santa Monica Pier</a> is hosting a <em>Stranger Things</em> season 3-themed fair that promises to deliver an <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/stranger-things-halloween-horror-nights-universal-studios" target="_blank">imagined glimpse</a> into Hawkins, Indiana in the summer of 1985. The two-day fair kicks off Saturday, June 29 and runs until Sunday, June 30 — giving <em>Stranger Things</em>’ biggest fans four days to recuperate before the new season drops on Netflix.</p><p>Like any good fair, the <em>Stranger Things 3 </em>Fun Fair will be packed with carnival games, a slime-filled dunk tank, and a Demogorgon-filled Curiosity House. At the center of the event, guests can watch '80s cover bands, magicians, and the Hawkins High School Cheerleaders, while those who visit Hawkins Bike Shop will have the chance to win a Max-inspired BMX bike.</p><p>The <em>Stranger Things</em>-driven fair doesn’t stop there. Expect to find the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/santa-monica" target="_blank">Santa Monica’s</a> iconic Pacific Wheel transformed into the Hawkins Wheel, while the Playland Arcade will become Hawkins’ Palace Arcade.</p><p>For a full '80s fair experience, come hungry. There will be eating contests and an old-school Scoops Ahoy ice cream truck that’s slated to be featured in season 3. The fair runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days and will be located at the Pier Deck parking lot at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. Admission is free.</p><p>The following weekend, the <em>Stranger Things</em> theme will takeover Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park in Brooklyn’s Coney Island. The East Coast event kicks off on Thursday, July 4 — the same day <em>Stranger Things 3</em> premieres — and runs through Sunday, July 7.</p>
Categories: Travel

These Limited-edition Allbirds Colors Are Perfect for Summer — Shop Now Before They’re Gone Forever

Travel and Leisure - 3 hours 20 min ago
<p>As you begin checking off your shopping list before your summer adventures, there’s no doubt that <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-bags/best-carry-on-backpacks">carry-on backpacks</a>, <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/fashion/comfy-travel-outfit-ideas">comfy travel outfits</a>, and <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/bose-audio-sunglasses-review">new sunglasses</a> are at the top of your list. But there’s one more essential you don’t want to forget that’s totally worth upgrading this year: comfortable sneakers.</p><p>There’s nothing worse than walking around a new city in shoes that are too tight or give you blisters. So when <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/best-walking-shoes-for-travel">selecting a comfortable walking shoe</a>, fabric and weight are key to ensure it’s light enough for all-day wear and will allow your feet to breathe. And that’s why <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.allbirds.com/products/womens-wool-runners" target="_blank">Allbirds’ $95 wool runner</a> is one of our favorites for traveling. The machine-washable shoe is made with breathable merino sheep’s wool for an insanely comfortable fit — it’s even <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/shoes/barack-obama-allbirds-sneakers">beloved by former President Barack Obama</a>.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/shoes/comfortable-sneakers-women-amazon">17 Comfortable Sneakers for Women That Amazon Reviewers Can’t Stop Raving About</a></p><p>Recently <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/allbirds-tree-breezer-flats">Allbirds released its first-ever pair of flats</a> to its collection, but we’re crushing on the brand’s <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.allbirds.com/collections/womens?edition=limited" target="_blank">limited-edition colors</a> that are bold, bright, and made for summer. Available for both men and women, each of these six Allbirds styles (Wool Runners, Tree Runners, Wool Loungers, Tree Loungers, Tree Skippers, and Tree Toppers) are sold in newly added colors that are quickly selling out. And because they are limited edition, there’s no telling how long they will be available to shop.</p><p>While each one of Allbirds’ shoes comes in traditional colorways like black, gray, and white, these new colors, which include quirky-named hues like Honey, Tide Pool, Sunkissed, and Dolphin, are a fun twist on the company’s original vision. So before you say yes to that safe, all-white or black sneaker you always buy before your next trip, check out Allbirds’ pretty colors for each style below.</p><h2>Allbirds Wool Runners</h2><img alt="Allbirds Wool Runners "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1561138221/allbirds-wool-runners-limited-edition.jpg?itok=WjcfJzJt"><p>Available in 10 limited-edition colors.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.allbirds.com/products/womens-wool-runners" target="_blank">allbirds.com</a>, $95</p><h2>Allbirds Wool Loungers</h2><img alt="Allbirds Wool Loungers "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1561138221/allbirds-loungers-limited-edition.jpg?itok=1HDCbc4_"><p>Available in three limited-edition colors.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.allbirds.com/products/womens-wool-loungers" target="_blank">allbirds.com</a>, $95</p><h2>Allbirds Tree Runners</h2><img alt="Allbirds Tree Runners "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1561138221/allbirds-tree-runners-limited-edition.jpg?itok=XnSm-mug"><p>Available in two limited-edition colors.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.allbirds.com/products/womens-tree-runners" target="_blank">allbirds.com</a>, $95</p><h2>Allbirds Tree Toppers</h2><img alt="Allbirds Tree Toppers "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1561138221/allbirds-tree-toppers-limited-edition.jpg?itok=vjQK0jL4"><p>Available in seven limited-edition colors.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.allbirds.com/products/womens-tree-toppers" target="_blank">allbirds.com</a>, $115</p><h2>Allbirds Tree Loungers</h2><img alt="Allbirds Tree Loungers "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1561138221/allbirds-tree-loungers-limited-edition.jpg?itok=wDTaTPIJ"><p>Available in six limited-edition colors.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.allbirds.com/products/womens-tree-loungers" target="_blank">allbirds.com</a>, $95</p><h2>Allbirds Tree Skippers</h2><img alt="Allbirds Tree Skippers "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1561138221/allbirds-tree-skippers-limited-edition.jpg?itok=ul6vUEPk"><p>Available in seven limited-edition colors.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.allbirds.com/products/womens-tree-skippers" target="_blank">allbirds.com</a>, $95</p>
Categories: Travel

Pound's fall has stopped us buying a round of drinks

BBC Money News Feed - 3 hours 24 min ago
Sterling's woes make life tougher for some foreign workers, but for many firms, it's good news.
Categories: Money

NHS Property Services sees surge in tenants without rent agreements

Property Week News Feed - 3 hours 33 min ago
The percentage of NHS Property Services tenants that do not have formal rent agreements has hit 70% and debt owed to the service has tripled in five years, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).
Categories: Property

These Stretchy Crepe Pants From Nordstrom Make Travel a Breeze

Travel and Leisure - 3 hours 35 min ago
<p>While <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/fashion/best-travel-pants-women" target="_blank">comfort</a> is my absolute top requirement for getting on a plane, I don’t necessarily want to look as comfortable as I actually feel. That’s where these <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/eileen-fisher-stretch-crepe-slim-ankle-pants-regular-petite/4211579" target="_blank">Stretch Crepe Slim Ankle Pants from Eileen Fisher</a> come in: They’re like wearing your favorite pair of sweatpants — while looking like you could step off the plane and into a meeting or head off for a day of <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/milan/shopping" target="_blank">vintage shopping in Milan</a>.</p><p>I bought these pants several months ago and started wearing them so often — both for travel and at home — that I had to buy a second pair. At $168 they’re not the cheapest option, but trust me, they’re worth the splurge.</p><p>The super-stretchy crepe material looks understated-professional and doesn’t wrinkle terribly, making them perfect for squeezing into a <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/best-carry-on-luggage" target="_blank">carry-on suitcase</a> as well as allowing you to step off a red-eye flight and right into a day of sightseeing. They’re slim-cut, but not skin-tight so they breathe (because there’s nothing worse than having a tight pair of leggings stick to you as you’re trying to sleep in a small airplane seat). And the elastic waist is very forgiving.</p><p>While you’ll feel as cozy as if you were binge watching TV on your couch, you really will look the epitome of chic. I wore these pants to meet family one recent weekend at a neighborhood playground and someone asked if I was coming home from work — that’s how impeccably put together I looked. And the stretch allowed me to get down on the ground with my two-year-old nephew.</p><p>One of the best features is these pants come in both regular and petite sizes, which is music to my ears as someone who is so short she has to get every single pair of pants altered (but not these). They also come in a variety of colors, including black, graphite gray, white, and midnight blue, ensuring they will go with any outfit you choose.</p><p>I would walk around in oversized sweatpants every day if it was socially acceptable — to work, to brunch, and yes, on a plane. But unfortunately that’s frowned upon. With these pants, however, I can channel that golden age of flying without having to be uncomfortable — at least as comfortable as is possible crammed into a narrow middle seat on a transatlantic flight.</p><img alt="Eileen Fisher pants "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1560893213/eileen-fisher-stretchy-pants-STRETCHEILEEN0619.jpg?itok=nftA205m"><p>Buy these Eileen Fisher travel pants on <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/eileen-fisher-stretch-crepe-slim-ankle-pants-regular-petite/4211579" target="_blank">Nordstrom.com</a> for $168.</p>
Categories: Travel

Emma Stone Injures Her Shoulder After 'Slipping on a Floor,' Not at Spice Girls Concert

Aces Show Biz News Feed - 3 hours 35 min ago
The 'La La Land' star is recovering after hurting herself in the incident, which took place while she's in London ahead of the filming of Disney's live-action movie 'Cruella'.
Categories: Celebrity

'Bond 25' First Look Footage Shows Some Actions in Jamaica

Ace show biz movies - 4 hours 4 min ago
Daniel Craig's James Bond enjoying the night life in the tropical island, creeping out with a gun and driving a car are among scenes previewed in the behind-the-scenes video.
Categories: Movies

Megan Thee Stallion Slammed for Leaving Nicki Minaj Out of Her Top 5 Female Rappers

Aces Show Biz News Feed Music - 4 hours 7 min ago
But the up-and-coming raptress has since defended herself on Twitter following the backlash, with some of her fans pointing out that she has shown love to Nicki before.
Categories: Music

Karlie Kloss Shuts Down Pregnancy Rumors With Classy Answer

Aces Show Biz News Feed - 4 hours 23 min ago
The model shares a photo of her having a tender moment with husband Joshua Kushner at their second wedding, though fans in the comment section seemingly are focused on her apparent baby bump.
Categories: Celebrity

Cheating on Cardi B Again? Offset Caught Leaving Nightclub With Several Women

Aces Show Biz News Feed - 4 hours 27 min ago
The Migos rapper is photographed sneaking out of Bootsy Bellows nightclub in West Hollywood through the back door on Monday night, followed by some scantily-clad ladies.
Categories: Celebrity

Fans Convinced Alex Rodriguez Gives Kylie Jenner Sarcastic Response After She Calls Him Out

Aces Show Biz News Feed - 5 hours 22 min ago
The former New York Yankees pro takes to Twitter to backtrack his comment about the makeup mogul at the Met Gala, but his followers believe that he's only being sarcastic.
Categories: Celebrity

New Volvo XC90 Armoured arrives for £450k

Auto Express News Feed - 5 hours 23 min ago
News 26 Jun, 2019

The new 4.49-tonne Volvo XC90 Armoured will be joined by light-armoured versions of the XC60 and XC90 in 2020

Categories: Cars

Inland gets go-ahead for largest ever development

Property Week News Feed - 5 hours 50 min ago
Inland Homes has been granted planning permission for its largest ever scheme on for the former site of Tesco’s headquarters in Hertfordshire.
Categories: Property

BBC Business News Feed: Bonmarché seeks rescue bid after 'poor' trading

Business Now Mag - 5 hours 56 min ago
The struggling fashion chain has reversed its stance on Philip Day's takeover as trading deteriorates.
Categories: Business

Bonmarché seeks rescue bid after 'poor' trading

BBC Business News - 5 hours 56 min ago
The struggling fashion chain has reversed its stance on Philip Day's takeover as trading deteriorates.
Categories: Business

Bonmarché seeks rescue bid after 'poor' trading

BBC Business News Feed - 5 hours 56 min ago
The struggling fashion chain has reversed its stance on Philip Day's takeover as trading deteriorates.
Categories: Business

Priyanka Chopra Looks Unrecognizable in Short Platinum Blonde Bob

Aces Show Biz News Feed - 6 hours 3 min ago
The Indian actress rocks the hairstyle when she and husband Nick Jonas are heading to a cabaret club called Crazy House in Paris, France, just before Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's second wedding.
Categories: Celebrity

NAV at Tritax Eurobox nudges up

Property Week News Feed - 6 hours 3 min ago
Net asset value (NAV) at Tritax EuroBox has nudged up during the three months to the end of March.
Categories: Property

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