After first hearing a punk band in Kansas City hammering out Christian tunes in 2002, photojournalist Stephanie Keith was intrigued by the incongruity. "It seemed like such a contradiction in terms," she explains in Rolling Stone, where her photo essay documents the rock & rapture mashup of this straightedge subculture. Over a four year period, Keith shot at New Hampshire's Soul Festival, Pennsylvania's Creation Festival, New Jersey's Autumn Blaze & Virginia's Acquire the Fire fest, capturing the more unusual elements such as prayer tents, impromptu baptisms at a nearby pond, and heartagram jewelry which incorporates pagan imagery. Check it out at RollingStone.com. (via YPulse)
Daria couldn't look more casually chic in the Chanel fall 2006 print ads. While the details differ, the main components of the look are a hip length knit jacket paired with a skinny legged pant and dangly Chanel C's earrings. These affordable options give the look without financial pain, and if you're craftily inclined, the earrings could easily be blinged up with crystals or studs. Sweater jacket available at OldNavy.com; Chanel acrylic drop earrings at NetJewellery.com.
As the sun slowly sinks below the horizon turning the sky into a kaleidoscope of color, Champagne-filled flutes are raised to toast the idyllic setting. Few things in life evoke pure indulgence like a charter on an opulent
luxury motor yacht, complete with five-star accommodations, round-the-clock pampering by an elite crew, exquisite cuisine rivaling that of a Michelin-rated restaurant; and a
footloose & fancy free itinerary that's up to you.
While the palatial 197-foot (60 m), five deck megayacht Paraffin also offers a home theatre, professional
recording studio, and even a state-of-the-art gym which occupies an entire
deck, what distinguishes this floating pamper-palace is the ability to host a wine tasting party at sea. Stocked with some of the best wines ever produced, the Paraffin's wine cellar contains two climate-controlled wine cellars capable of carrying 612 bottles, and a custom built 332-bottle mahogany wine cabinet in the main dining room. Selecting which bottle, er, floats your boat (sorry!) is as easy as prevailing upon First Officer Bertrand Desparsac, Paraffin’s resident wine expert who hails from France's Bordeaux region.
Of course, it wouldn't do to quaff the finest vino in less that similarly fine glasses, which is why it's a good thing that 450 crystal wine glasses are ready & waiting - enough so that a wine tasting party of 50 could sample a glass of champagne, six varieties of reds and whites, a dessert wine and even a port.