Alba A-Glowing

Jessica Alba – seen as one of Hollywood’s most beautiful actresses – still looks stunning even with her bulging baby look.  Indeed, in her Jay Leno interview on The Tonight Show,  she spoke about the pregnancy as well as her upcoming film Spy Kids: All The Time In The World.

Alba was definitely wearing the right clothes for her newly-formed figure.  The dress was full-length with an empire line, and she looked radiant as, according to the Google news article she “giggled her way through the light hearted interview with Jay, whose other guests included sexpert Sue Johanson and Justin Bieber’s girlfriend Selena Gomez.”

Pregnancy Queries

Alba had fun with Johanson, asking if having sex in such a late stage of the pregnancy could be problematic for the baby, but the latter assured her it was perfectly fine.  She didn’t reveal the baby’s due date or gender, avoiding the first question by saying it was “soon,” and  not making any reference to the baby’s sex.

Time for Honor

Alba is now making special efforts to spend extra time with Honor, her three-year-old daughter in an attempt to “ensure that she doesn’t feel left out amidst the baby buzz.”  She made a fuss of her birthday “escorting her around New York dressed adorable in a purple princess outfit.”  With her husband Cash Warren, the three of them are engaging in fun, low-key family activities.

Optical Illusion Sidewalk Art

This is a photo of a sidewalk chalk drawing by Francois Abenalet in Paris. It is unique in that it incorporates the grass and trees already present in the area, creating a spherical impression that distorts reality and the laws of physics.

The drawing is a perfect example of anamorphosis; which is a convoluted image that can be understood or seen “correctly” only from a specific angle.

For alternative angles and a deeper understanding of the image, go to the original article.

Vigo Gum May Improve Health (And Complexion)

A new chewing gum, developed in Sweden, claims to provide vitamins which will strengthen your hair, nails and skin, possibly improving the chewer’s appearance.

The gum, called Vigo, has sparked controversy with its tagline “Spry, Pretty or Clever- Chew the Gum that Suits You,” which is said to be misleading. However, Antula Healthcare, the manufacturer, defended the product stating that it was approved by the European Food Safety Authority. A spokeswoman added: “We are not saying that you will look better but that you will maintain a healthy complexion.”

Pharmacies and supermarkets have begun to sell the gum, which is rich in vitamins A, B1, B6, B12, C, Beta Carotene and Selenium. The product comes in flavors ‘Beauty,’ ‘Focus’ and ‘Active.’

Certainly, it is important to maintain a healthy, balanced diet despite the gum.

Shimmie Horn: A Triumph of Beauty

New York just became that much grander with the addition of four modern and hip Manhattan hotels.  Owned by Shimmie Horn as part of the Truimph Hotels brand, these four hotels offer visitors the best of everything New York.

Owner Shimmie Horn has been in the hotel business his entire life, as he was born into a family of hoteliers.  He was taught, from very early on, to treat the hotel staff with respect and warmth, and that philosophy shows in the way that the staff treats the guests.  Visitors to the Triumph hotel collection, while staying in elegant quarters with supreme service, will feel like they’re privy to a home-away-from-home.

The four hotels in the Triumph Hotels collection include: Iroquois New York (49 W. 44th St., 212-840-3080), a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World; Hotel Chandler (12 E. 31st St., 212-889-6363); the Washington Jefferson Hotel (318 W. 51st St., 212-246-7550); and the Hotel Belleclaire (250 W. 77th St., 212- 362-7700).

Whether traveling through New York for business, or bringing the family for enjoyment, all travelers will receive the best treatment and accommodations at the Triumph Hotels with Shimmie Horn.