Coffee-and-doughnut chain Dunkin' Donuts has officially brought the pastry hybrid to stores in South Korea, and the company isn't wasting time trying to come up with a catchy name, dubbing it simply the “Donut Croissant.”
It's not the first international opportunity for the cronut. Since New York pastry chef Dominique Ansel first began offering up the masterpiece in May at his bakery in Manhattan's Soho neighborhood to lines around the block, independent pastry shops around the world have tried creating their own renditions (including Australia’s "dossant") but Dunkin' Donuts is the first global chain attempting to make the dessert mainstream.
So does this mean we can finally get our hands on a cronut here in America without waiting in line for hours?
Blog Posts by Erika Ostroff, Shine Staff
Coffee-and-doughnut chain Dunkin' Donuts has officially brought the pastry hybrid to stores in South Korea, and the company isn't wasting time trying to come up with a catchy name, dubbing it simply the “Donut Croissant.”Read More »from Dear Dunkin' Donuts: We Want Cronuts Too!
- Erika Ostroff, Shine Staff | Living Well – Mon, Jul 29, 2013 5:21 PM EDTLuckily, some bystanders aren't looking the other way anymore.Bullying may conjure up images of school kids ganging up on each other on the playground, but adults are guilty of partaking in the nasty practice too – on the Web, in the workplace, and even at restaurants.
When two New Jersey teens overheard a cashier getting an unfair earful from a customer, they spoke up. And it not only felt good, but tasted good, too.
On Sunday, Kailee Whiting, 19, shared her story on Reddit, writing: "Stood up for an innocent employee at Wendy's who was being bullied by a customer. She gave us free frosties and chicken nuggets." Whiting also posted a photo of the two shakes sitting atop a piece of paper that read, "You guys are AWESOME. (Hope you like vanilla.)"
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"I thought it was really sweet of the cashier,” Whiting's girlfriend, 18-year-old Katie Light, told Yahoo! Shine. “It was nice to know that she was happy that we stood up for her.Read More »from Wendy's Customers Defend Server Against Bully, Get Frosties and Food
- Erika Ostroff, Shine Staff | Fashion – Thu, Jul 25, 2013 2:48 PM EDT
Just a few months after Abercrombie & Fitch stirred up one of its bigger controversies of the year for refusing to sell plus-size clothing, the retailer is in hot water again, this time for allegedly employing only thin and attractive people at its Paris flagship store on the renowned Champs-Élysées.
The company often stations staffers outside its shops and at entrances to greet and pose with shoppers. And if you think they look more like models than salespeople, well, you'd be right. The title for a salesperson on the Abercrombie & Fitch careers website is actually "model."
The Champs-Élysées store is known to have some of the best looking salespeople in Paris as employees – so good-looking, in fact, that they have been known to work in the buff (or close to it). And now, France’s human rights group, Le Defenseur Des Droits (which translates in English to Defender of Rights), is on the retailer's case.
The watchdog group started an investigation last week and plans to wrap up its lookRead More »from Abercrombie & Fitch's Latest Battle: Hot Parisian Salespeople
luxury collections for tots. So when an alleged Giorgio Armani diaper ad recently surfaced on the web, the idea wasn’t totally out of the realm of possibilities, which is why some may have assumed it was true. But do babies really need couture garb, like diapers courtesy of Giorgio Armani? Hold your tongue – because it turns out the ad is fake.Lanvin, Burberry, and Dior are some upscale designers known for their
Jezebel’s recent post questioned whether or not the ad, which appeared on an alleged Giorgio Armani Russia website, was yet another ridiculous fashion effort or if it was an “artful prank.” But it looks like it’s the later, not the former.
A statement sent from Giorgio Armani to Yahoo! Shine confirmed that: “Following reports of the business activities of the e-commerce website Armanirussia.ru the Armani Group wishes to emphasize its non-involvement in the initiative. The item for sale, especially in the baby section, are counterfeit, as are the photographs advertising them.”Read More »from Armani's Baby Diaper Line Is Fake, Don't Worry
- Erika Ostroff, Shine Staff | Fashion – Tue, Jul 16, 2013 12:31 PM EDT
Sunglasses for more than $1,000? Shady. Every summer, designers roll out high-end statement sunglasses with shocking price-tags . This year, however, the designs are equally jaw-dropping. From Linda Farrow's use of snakeskin and metal, to Karen Walker's futuristic Lucite look, the most coveted shades of the season are designed to draw attention — at any cost. "My clients are willing to spend more on a pair of statement frames that just look and feel better knowing that they fits their face, are comfortable and are ultimately the hottest pair on the market," Beverly Hills fashion stylist Joe Katz told Yahoo! Shine. "Wearing a pair just like any accessory really gives people confidence in their overall style." This may be true, but do you really need to spend a month's salary on a pair of non-prescription sunglasses? Not if you're armed with some shopping savvy. Here are some of the priciest sunglasses on the market, along with better alternatives for your budget. Go ahead, make aRead More »from Summer's Statement Sunglasses Are Insanely Expensive (And Just Plain Insane)
Summer is a one-size-fits all season - anyone and everyone can enjoy it - but bathing suit sizes vary for everyone. Perhaps that's why there has been an upsurge in swimwear lines that cater to full-figured women. "Over the past couple of years plus-size women and curvy women have started to embrace their bodies and plus-size bloggers are doing a great job of making that known," shopping editor at Plus Model Magazine and creator of Stylish Curves Alissa S. Wilson told Yahoo! Shine.Forever 21, ASOS, and Mod Cloth have created bathing suit collections for the busty and curvy-types. H&M recently revealed its new swimwear line featuring 23-year-old plus-size model (per industry standards) Jennie Runk; and Gabi Gregg, the voice behind GabiFresh, collaborated with Swimsuits For All in May to release her collection of "fatkinis," which sold out before summer began. To find the most suitable swimsuit for your shape: "Look for adjustable straps and high-waisted briefs if you're going to do aRead More »from Top Ten Swimsuits for Curves
- Erika Ostroff, Shine Staff | Fashion – Thu, Jul 11, 2013 4:20 PM EDT
This week designer L'Wren Scott announced a partnership with Banana Republic for her first ever mass market collaboration. If you hadn't heard of the towering Scott before, you'll definitely recognize her long-term partner, Mick Jagger. In 2001, Scott met the legendary Rolling Stone at a photo shoot. Since then, Scott, 46 and Jagger, 69, have forged a solid ('advanced' stylish) partnership. Here's a look at fashion's surprisingly underrated power couple. --Erika Ostroff, Shine StaffRead More »from Relationship Deep Dive: L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger
- Erika Ostroff, Shine Staff | Fashion – Wed, Jul 10, 2013 3:05 PM EDT
If you're online shopping at Anthropologie and you happen to be perusing the house & home section, you may be surprised to find products that belong on a farm. Anthropologie is now selling a $3,000, handmade chicken coop made from reclaimed cypress and redwood.
Customers have expressed some skepticism. Is this a serious endeavor, or merely a way for Anthropologie to appeal to the grunge-loving, green-going hipster culture that has swept the consumer market? "I was so excited to receive this as a gift, but when I put my chickens in their new home, they basically went berserk," a customer from Washington, DC posted on the product review. "My chickens are modern chickens - classy ladies who live in this century and aren't about to set themselves back 150 years just to get a little street cred with the hipster chicks over in Williamsburg with their organic, local chicken feed and ironic waddles." While the retailer may be known for its boho-chic clothing, accessories, and home décor, theRead More »from Anthropologie's Chicken Coop and Other Unlikely Fashion Items
- Erika Ostroff, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Tue, Jul 9, 2013 5:11 PM EDT
Just because it's natural doesn't mean it's good for you, Gwyneth. In the July 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine, the actress, author and notorious health guru pronounced her love for all things natural - especially the sun. "We're human beings and the sun is the sun - how can it be bad for you?" Paltrow told Cosmo. "I don't think anything that is natural can be bad for you." In fact, Paltrow also told Harper's Bazaar "no gluten, no dairy and no sugar" in her diet - but those, too, are natural aren't they? Point and fact, the line between what is natural and what is healthy can be blurred. We aren't stopping anyone from guzzling green juice; but beware. There are elements of the faultlessly perceived Mother Nature that have slipped through the cracks.
Read More »from No, Gwyneth Paltrow, Not Everything Natural is Good for You
We're drawing sandal inspiration from soccer moms, science geeks and hippies this season - ugly is in. Leandra Medine of the Man Repeller couldn't have said it any better: "It was only a matter of time before looking like a stork could no longer be rendered en vogue." So long stilettos and hello sandals. But if this seems like common sense because after all, sandals are consistent with summer - don't kid yourself. We aren't talking about the standard, floral, feminine, or even gladiator flats, if you will. Couture designers like Celine, Lanvin, Marni and Miu Miu are paying homage to retro sandal styles with mannish, flat and funky kicks á la Birkenstocks, Tevas and Adidas shower shoes. While their sex appeal and aesthetic value may be questionable, these godforsaken "sole-sisters" have one thing in common: "They all have the same brand profile. People love to hate them and hate to love them," according to Meghan Cleary, footwear expert and author of Shoe Are You? Pretty ugly or pretty,Read More »from The Ugliest (and Most Popular) Summer Shoes