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Being Facebook Friends Comes With Perks! Kor Hotel is Giving Away Freebies.

We here at theMET may constantly be singing the praises of the W Hotel but we like to think we give equal love to all those boutique hotels that provide an amazing and unique experience. Though you may know the hotels Viceroy and Avalon, you may not know that they are managed under an umbrella company called the Kor Hotel Group. Kor also oversees The Tides in South… Continue

Added by alice on January 6, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

How Family Life Can Be So Simple and Sweet. 7 Photos By Akhiro Furuta.

Awesome set of photos from Akihiro Furuta who shows us how amazing family life can be.



This year I'm making it a point to work on creating deeper relationships with my family and friends. That means being more raw and real, listening instead of talking, understanding and not… Continue

Added by alice on January 5, 2009 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

I Want to Pop Your Bubble...Every Day! 2009 Bubble Calendar

What better way to start (or end) the day than to pop a bubble? Clever poster size bubble calendar retails for $30 bucks + shipping which may seem like a hefty sum until you think about all that you'll be saving in therapy. Just think....what a perfect way to end that long day at the office than looking forward to popping that tasty bubble?…



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Added by alice on January 5, 2009 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Too Cool or Lookin' Like a Fool? Crystal Sunglasses

I can't decide whether I love these Swarovski inspired crystal sunglasses or if I hate them. If you saw your friend sportin' these at the club would you scream in delight or shudder in silence?



From the designer's own words:

"experience a new world – discover the world anew you do not only adorn yourself with these glasses, you see the whole world through the magic of crystal. elaborate swarovski technology makes it possible. the lens’… Continue

Added by alice on January 5, 2009 at 10:21am — 2 Comments

The Radio Flyer Gets Tricked Out! But Hold On....It'll Cost Ya.

I'm all for updating old classics but have we gone too far with the Radio Flyer? Does the updated concept Radio Flyer, called Cloud 9, have a chance to grab our hearts and open our wallets or will it receive a backlash like we've never seen before?



From humble beginnings when an Italian immigrant Antonio Pasin started building wooden toy wagons in 1917,… Continue

Added by alice on January 4, 2009 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

AMEX's Centurion Card Needed Some Competition, Introducing the Visa Black Card!

Scooch on over AMEX, Visa's about to take some of your market. Visa just introduced their new black card which comes with similar perks as AMEX's Centurion.

You'll get 24hr concierge service, luxury gifts, priority access to airport lounges, and, for Visa, a membership that's limited to 1% of US residents. You'll have to… Continue

Added by alice on January 4, 2009 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

theMET Crew is on holiday!

Just a quick note to tell you that Eugene and I will be on holiday until Monday, January 5th. We can't wait to get to know everyone even more and we're excited about bringing you new and interesting content in the coming year . Till then, stay safe and warm!



Please feel free to continue posting or interacting on the site.



Happy New Year and see you… Continue

Added by alice on December 26, 2008 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

A Time to Give Thanks For Family

Yesterday, Sam and I got to experience the moment when our niece, Ava, got to first meet her baby brother, Bobby. It was more anti-climactic than I had predicted, no huge droplets of tears (of joy or anger) running down anyone's cheeks, just a subtle peak and a quiet utterance of one word from Ava's mouth, "baby." At 1 year and 9 months she won't remember that moment… Continue

Added by alice on December 24, 2008 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Please Welcome Robert Samuel Linker Into the World!

Hey friends and family! Just wanted to welcome my little nephew into the world. Here's the first picture of him. He's named after his grandfather and my husband, Sam. Sis and Bobby are doing great.

Added by alice on December 23, 2008 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

A Beautiful Wedding of a Chic New York Couple By Karen Wise

It's been over a year and a half since Sam and I said our "I do's" but I still love looking through wedding photos to see what other brides are up to. That year of preparation before the big day is a wonderful but stressful journey but it all becomes worth it the moment you see all your friends and family gathered in one place.…



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Added by alice on December 23, 2008 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Where Do Artists Like Audrey Kawasaki Get Their Inspiration?

Though I'm sure the answer to this question is more complicated than we think, a good place to start would be her website at Ffffound!. Ffffound! not only allows the users to post and share their favorite images found on the web, but also dynamically recommends each user's tastes and interests for an inspirational image-bookmarking experience. The above picture was taken from… Continue

Added by alice on December 22, 2008 at 10:11am — 1 Comment

Artist Linn Olofsdotter Takes Me Away to Another World

Linn Olofsdotter grew up in Sweden and then traveled all over Europe and America before she began working in Boston to become a senior art director at an advertising agency. Her work may seem familiar because she helped brand television networks like Fine Living, MTV and Anime Network. Now, as an independent artist, she's hired by companies like Starbucks, La Perla… Continue

Added by alice on December 22, 2008 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Movie On the Radar: Notorious, The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G.



I'm always interested in learning about how people go from virtual obscurity to unbelievable success or fame. Notorious, which comes out in January 16, 2009, will show us how Christopher Wallace transformed himself from a Brooklyn street hustler to become the greatest rapper of all time. Angela Basset takes on the role of Biggie's mom and there's other actors playing everyone from Tupac, P. Diddy, Lil Kim, Faith Evans and Suge Knight.



It'll be one to… Continue

Added by alice on December 19, 2008 at 6:36pm — 2 Comments

Gladiators Returns to Coloseum after 2,000 years!

What better way to imagine real gladiators fighting than experiencing the event yourself. (That or just watch Russel Crowe in Gladiator...jk.) Almost 2,000 years after gladiators fought and died in the Coliseum, millions of visitors will next year be able to witness reenactments the “the sights, sounds and smells” of Ancient Rome. Smells?



Umberto… Continue

Added by alice on December 19, 2008 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Top 10 Vintage Modern Christmas Cards That I Am in Love With!

Before it's too late, I would love to share with you my top 10 Christmas card picks! You know I'm head over heels for anything that combines vintage and modern so here we go...



#10 Family Portrait (up top) is from Red Cap Cards. Inside: May… Continue

Added by alice on December 18, 2008 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

It's Always New Years Eve at Pop Champagne & Dessert Bar in Pasadena!

If all you crave is scrumptious desserts and endless glasses of champagne this spot may be for you. Pop Champagne soft opens in Pasadena this week with Yelpers already weighing in.



On design:

"Each quadrant has a different (and NOT complimentary) design to it, and can't settle on a 60's retro pop bubble mirrors, 80's modern gold, art nouveau,… Continue

Added by alice on December 18, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Prettiest 2009 Desk Calendar

There's something strikingly simple but beautiful about this desk calendar. For the one friend at work who's all about design, this would make the perfect gift.



Six designers, three Asian restaurants, twelve crumpled fortunes, twenty-four crossed fingers and one letterpress.



The first annual redblackbrown calendar was printed using a vandercook proof press on teton tiara warm white cardstock (a lovely, textured ivory paper). Each… Continue

Added by alice on December 18, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

The 27 Year Old Speechwriter That's the Man Behind the Man: Jon Favreau

Hear the name Jon Favreau and you might think of Vince Vauhn's counterpart in the classic movie Swingers. But look a little closer and you'll instead find a 27 year old speechwriter who's words mean much more than yours or mine. As Obama's chief speechwriter he's in charge of crafting some of Obama's most important speeches, including his inaugural speech that's set… Continue

Added by alice on December 18, 2008 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Don't Have Plans This Weekend? Check Out Felix Da Housecat at Rain in Las Vegas!

This Saturday BPM is presenting PERFECTO at RAIN inside the Las Vegas Palms Resort & Casino featuring special guest DJ FELIX DA HOUSECAT. All of the ladies on BPM’s list will receive complimentary admission and all of the men are reduced to $15. RSVP at… Continue

Added by alice on December 18, 2008 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Still Looking for NYE Ideas? Top 10 Raging Parties We Recommend

Still thinking about what your best options are for New Years? We're rounding up some of the best parties in and out of town. Here's theMET's suggestions on how you should ring in 2009.



FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THOUSANDS OF FRIENDS!



GIANT - DOWNTOWN LA

If… Continue

Added by alice on December 18, 2008 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

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