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Ben & Jerry's Factory in Waterbury, Vermont serves up The Vermonster Ice Cream Sundae

July is national ice cream month! Every area of the country has its own legendary ice cream parlor or two, welcoming refuges that provide a cooling escape from the heat of a summer's day along with some serious culinary pleasure. Waterbury, Vermont is home to one of America's most famous ice cream established by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield: Ben and Jerry's. Ben & Jerry's knows how to take care of customers who find divinity in their bovinity.


In 1977 lifelong ex-hippie friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield completed a correspondence course on ice cream making from the Pennsylvania State University. On May 5, 1978, with a $12,000 investment the pair opened an ice cream parlor in a renovated gas station in downtown Burlington, Vermont. Mad geniuses of frozen dairy, Ben & Jerry's turned the industry on its head by creating the most outrageous, most outlandish and most outstanding flavor bursting combinations imaginable.


Famous for their wild ice cream flavors, including strawberry kiwi and cinnamon buns, the Ben and Jerry's ice cream factory conducts factory tours for over 500,000 visitors each year. The best part of the tour may be at the end: each visitor gets a scoop of Ben and Jerry's world-famous ice cream. Ben & Jerry's is the mecca of ice cream where magic happens. It's a pig out palace and every week they put out almost 1,000,000 pints. You can visit the factory and get a behind the scenes look with unlimited samples in over 30 flavors. Yes, UNLIMITED!


Ben & Jerry's The Vermonster Ice Cream Sundae
Ben & Jerry's The Vermonster Ice Cream Sundae Bowl

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Humpday premiered at Sundance Film Festival and opens today in New York and Seattle

The sexual joke in the wily indie comedy Humpday involves a couple of straight guys, old college pals a decade out of school, who, after a night of stag partying among free-loving lesbian babes, make a plan to have sex together on camera as their transgressive entry in an amateur porn contest.

Humpday Movie PosterMPAA:  Rated R for some strong sexual content, pervasive language and a scene of drug use.


Run time: 94 minutes


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Posted by Amanda, in Television and Movies.

Eco-minded cabin in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State

Huddled in the shadows of the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, a compact cabin opens up its walls to the surrounding forest.  Tom Kundig designed the steel-clad cabin to fade into the surrounding forest. Although it appears to sit on the ground, the cabin is actually perched atop a 16-foot foundation that raises the living quarters so they are level with an outcropping in back; a terrace atop the mound more than doubles the available living space (the homeowner, a contractor, devised his own table and benches). The chimney's height was dictated by thermodynamics rather than aesthetics: The fireplace is so large that the stack had to be tall to guarantee a draw.


Eco-friendly home (Metropolitan Home, June 2009)

Eco-friendly cabin outdoor perched in trees

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Posted by Amanda, in Houses and Home Decor.

Pour La Victoire Bianca Nubuck Platform Open-Toe Pump showcases the cage shoe trend for fall

When cage heels appeared on the runways in fall 2008, they took off, launching a now-ubiquitous style that doesn't show any signs of going away soon. With strong, sexy lines, the cage does for the foot what a bandage dress does for the body, and the newest generation adds interest with more cutouts, pastel colors and peep toes.


"Cage heels represent a return to modernist architectural lines, which, positioned in the right way, make a shoe incredibly sexy," says Faryl Robin Morse, founder and creative director of Farylrobin Footwear. Those bold straps and grid-like patterns that encase the top and sides of the foot are intensely graphic, a perfect fit for the woman who wants to channel her inner dominatrix.


Step out making a huge statement in Bianca from Pour La Victoire. The open-toe pump features geometric cutouts throughout the upper, while the platform and stacked heel promise to boost your silhouette--not to mention your confidence. Dress it up with sleek suiting, or dress it down with designer denim--either way, you won't lose! It's available in black and grey. The heel measures approximately 4 ½" and the platform measure approximately 1 ¼". ($280 at Bloomingdale's)


Pour La Victoire Bianca Nubuck Platform Open-Toe Pump Front





Pour La Victoire Bianca Nubuck Platform Open-Toe Pump Black and Red Side View

Pour La Victoire Bianca Nubuck Platform Open-Toe Pump Black and Red Side View with Zipper


Pour La Victoire Bianca Nubuck Platform Open-Toe Pump in gray

Sources:  LA Times, Shopstyle; Endless


Posted by Amanda, in Shoes.

Is the new movie Brüno a satire, a mockumentary, a comedy, or none of these things?

Brüno, Sacha Baron Cohen's new quasi-documentary stunt comedy, is, if anything, a crazier, funnier, and even pricklier pincushion of a movie than Borat, his 2006 tweak of all things dumb, bigoted, and American. Teaming up again with director Larry Charles, Baron Cohen once more wanders the U.S. landscape in the put-on guise of an egomaniacally doltish yet weirdly resonant pest. Brüno, who has no known surname, is a homosexual Austrian fashionista claiming to be a reporter from an Austrian television station.  He is an Austrian fashion-celebrity-fame whore in skintight hot pants and a frosted mop of Eurotrash hair that spills over his forehead like the tail of a dead squirrel.  Sacha Baron Cohen, who plays Brüno, interviews unsuspecting guests about topics such as fashion, entertainment, celebrities and homosexuality, with an emphasis on the latter as each interview progresses. There are cameos, knowingly or not, by Paula Abdul, La Toya Jackson, Harrison Ford, Ron Paul, Bono, Chris Martin, Elton John, Slash, Snoop Dogg and Sting.


Bruno Movie PosterMPAA Rating: R for pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language.


Running time: 82 minutes.

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Posted by Amanda, in Television and Movies.

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