Sleb Safari: Christmas gift giving Oprah-style
IT WOULDN’T be Christmas if Oprah didn’t tell us about her favourite things and the 2018 list is as delightful as you’d expect.
This year Oprah has 107 favourite things because, well, she’s human too. Sleb Safari has had a good rummage through her gift guide and found plenty to tickle its fancy.
There’s a $199 Aarke Carbonator II which is, in common parlance, a SodaStream; a $30 lasagne trio pan so you can bake three lasagne at once and the very delicious looking Popinsanity Artisanal Popcorn Multi-Flavored Popcorn Tin.
The tin is filled with three kinds of popcorn which looks delightful but it will set you back $180 which must work out at around $1 a piece. Yikes.
If you’re a caffeine fiend with a sweet tooth you’ll go wild and crazy over the Mount Mansfield Organic-Coffee-Bean-Infused Vermont Maple Syrup ($35) but Sleb Safari won’t be fighting with you for the last bottle.
Speaking of bottles, Oprah recommends one that has a compartment at the bottom where you can stash keys, cash, lip balm, snacks or Mace spray, depending on the occasion. The Bindle bottle company are doing their best to keep up with demand but those bad boys are all sold out.
The dog who has everything is also catered for in Oprah's list. If your pooch is stressed you can treat them to a $62 Spa Day Bucket which comes with a cotton terry cloth robe, bamboo brush, shea butter shampoo/conditioner and a recycled steel gift bucket. Tbh it looks like a nice gift for anyone but most people would be prickly if handed a bottle of shampoo for dogs. Shame.
You can also find out more about your dog courtesy of a $199 Dog DNA kit. Here comes the science bit... the test “reveals a dog’s genetic age and info, as well as breed breakdown, from a small sample of slobber”.
So there you have it, once again Oprah has sorted Christmas gift giving for the world.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas had the wedding to beat all weddings
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas got married. You might not have noticed because they kept it on the down low, as their social media shows:
The couple held three days of celebrations which fused their two traditions and look like love infused fun fests.
Priyanka said of their Hindu and Christian ceremonies: “We took beautiful traditions that we both grew up with and personalized them in a way that made sense for us. It’s been incredible to find the commonalities between our beliefs and figuring out how to blend them in a respectful and meaningful way.”
What a beautiful sentiment.
French Fry Shocker
Bad news has emerged from Harvard university where a professor wants to spoil our fun (but keep us healthy).
Dr Eric Rimm says French fries, or chips if you must, are “starch bombs” and we should consider six of the little critters as a serving. Sleb Safari would disagree. Six is a taster. Another 15 makes it a serving.
Why couldn’t Harvard figure out how to grow carrots that taste like chips?