EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS ELVES PREPPED FOR VERY LAST-MINUTE HOLIDAY DELIVERIES

LEADER IN FRESH FRUIT ARRANGEMENTS 1000+ STORES ARE MAKING IT EASY FOR SHOPPERS SCRAMBLING TO FINISH THEIR GIFT LISTS

Thousands of EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS elves in towns and cities across the US and Canada are poised to come to the rescue for last-minute holiday shoppers over the next few days. The pioneer and leader in hand-sculpted, fresh fruit arrangements is offering same-day delivery every day through Christmas Eve to make it easier to take care of everyone’s holiday list, and as always without any of the hidden rush fees many others are charging.

HOLIDAY HOUSE BOUQUET™

HOLIDAY HOUSE BOUQUET™

We know there are a lot of people who wait until the last minute to finish their shopping and we want to make it as easy as possible for them to check every name off their list,” said EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS CEO TARIQ FARID. “Our Christmas and other holiday collections are filled with fresh, delicious gifts and we are doing same-day delivery through Christmas Eve. And unlike many other National gift delivery companies, our local franchisees in towns across North America ensure that gifts are personally delivered and never, ever add rush fees.”  Continue reading

MUSIC ICON GARY LEWIS RECEIVES AWARD FOR SERVICE TO VETERANS

Pop music icon GARY LEWIS was in Temecula December 2 to receive an award for his contributions in support of U.S. military veterans.  Lewis, along with his band GARY LEWIS AND THE PLAYBOYS, has been a regular performer at several annual VALENTINES FOR VETERANS CONCERTS.  Initiatives of the Concerts include raising awareness about local VA medical centers throughout the country and increasing volunteerism.

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The GARY LEWIS AND THE PLAYBOYS band, which formed in 1964, had achieved several BILLBOARD MAGAZINE top-ten hits such as “This Diamond Ring” and “Count Me In,” when in 1966 Lewis was drafted by the U.S. Army to serve in Vietnam. Because of his refusal to seek deferment using his fame, Lewis became popular among fellow veterans. Even after being offered the opportunity to serve in an Army band for the entertainment of other troops, Lewis declined.  “I knew that if regular Army service was good enough for Elvis, it was good enough for me,” Lewis said. Continue reading

2013 USO WISHBOOK ADDS NEW WOUNDED WARRIOR GIFTS JUST IN TIME FOR LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY GIVING

“SONS OF ANARCHY” STAR JOINS FORCES WITH THE USO TO SPREAD THE GOOD WORD ABOUT WAYS TO GIVE GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK TO OUR TROOPS AND HEALING HEROES

This holiday season, “Sons of Anarchy” star KIM COATES is teaming up with the USO to tell Americans how they can give a gift that gives twice through the USO Wishbook, the alternative giving catalog designed to support our deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and their families and families of the fallen. The USO WISHBOOK provides an affordable and easy way to give unique gifts and say thank you to the troops this holiday season.

Support our troops this holiday season. Visit usowishbook.org.

Support our troops this holiday season. Visit usowishbook.org.

THE USO (UNITED SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. They provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. The organization also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.

A USO tour veteran, Coates learned first-hand on his 2010 USO tour, with fellow cast members THEO ROSSI, MARK BOONE JUNIOR and DAYTON CALLIE, how tough deployments can be for our troops and their families. His experience is one of the reasons he’s once again decided to partner with the USO and help spread the word about USO Wishbook.

''Sons of Anarchy'' star Kim Coates shares some laughs with troops on his first USO tour to Kuwait in Iraq, March 14, 2010.

”Sons of Anarchy” star Kim Coates shares some laughs with troops on his first USO tour to Kuwait in Iraq, March 14, 2010.

On our USO tour, troops were always thanking us for visiting and telling us how much it meant to them to know that America hadn’t forgotten about them and appreciated all of their hard work,” said Coates. “And when I heard about USO Wishbook and all the good it does for our men and women in uniform and their families, I knew I wanted to get involved. It’s a great way for Americans to give our troops what they need most: support, comfort and appreciation.” Continue reading

REVELERS ACROSS THE GLOBE WILL RING IN THE NEW YEAR VIA THE FREE OFFICIAL 2013 TIMES SQUARE BALL APP

WATCH AND PARTICIPATE LIVE IN THE 2013 TIMES SQUARE NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION AT HOME, WORK, PARTY, OR ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

UPLOAD PHOTOS TO SEE YOUR FACE ON THE GIANT TOSHIBA VISION SIGN

This New Year’s Eve, revelers from around the world will experience the live global celebration via free official 2013 TIMES SQUARE BALL APP, now available from the TIMES SQUARE ALLIANCE and COUNTDOWN ENTERTAINMENT, organizers of TIMES SQUARE NEW YEAR’S EVE, along with their partners, TOSHIBA and LIVESTREAM (http://timessquareball.net/app/). The OFFICIAL TIMES SQUARE BALL APP, which has grown in popularity since it was launched two years ago, was downloaded more than 296,000 times across 200 countries, within a two-week period last December. The 2013 TIMES SQUARE BALL APP is now available worldwide for free download through Apple’s iTunes Store and via Google Play for mobile phones and tablets. The app can be found in Entertainment, Travel, and News categories. The TIMES SQUARE BALL APP was produced by Monday Sessions Media, developed by HAAS/crea, and streaming components developed by Livestream LLC.

OFFICIAL 2013 TIMES SQUARE BALL APP

OFFICIAL 2013 TIMES SQUARE BALL APP

The OFFICIAL 2013 TIMES SQUARE BALL APP features include:
— Watch the live Times Square for New Year’s Eve 2013 webcast on mobile phones and tablets with host ALLISON HAGENDORF, featuring top musical performances, celebrity appearances, hourly countdowns, and the famous midnight Ball Drop.
— Submit your New Year’s photos for friends, family and other revelers to vote on via the app, on Facebook and Twitter. The photos with the most votes will be showcased on the giant TOSHIBA VISION sign atop ONE TIMES SQUARE directly beneath the WATERFORD CRYSTAL NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL on December 31 each hour from 7-11 p.m. EST for the world to see.
— Discover everything you need to know about the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration, including the history, photos and live show schedule.
— Send New Year’s Eve cards with personalized greetings and photos from the app to friends, family and followers on Facebook, Twitter and via email (for Apple users).
— Customize your TOSHIBA COUNTDOWN CLOCK on your app’s home screen with your time zone.
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UNIVERSAL CITYWALK RINGS IN 2013 WITH ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION FEATURING THREE SPECTACULAR FIREWORK DISPLAYS, LIVE CONCERTS, DJS AND MIDNIGHT SHOWER OF STREAMING CONFETTI

The countdown to 2013 begins at UNIVERSAL CITYWALK® as THE ENTERTAINMENT CAPITAL OF LA(SM) prepares to ring in the new year in one of Southern California’s most festive New Year’s Eve celebrations featuring dazzling fireworks, colorful confetti and non-stop live entertainment at four stage locations.

Universal CityWalk Rings in 2013 with Annual New Year's Eve Celebration

Universal CityWalk Rings in 2013 with Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration

UNIVERSAL CITYWALK is Southern California’s dynamic entertainment, dining and shopping destination that reflects the area’s rich cultural diversity. The iconic open-air leisure and nightlife complex provides “Always Unexpected” entertainment options and has served as a prototype for similar destinations.  UNIVERSAL CITYWALK includes the new high-tech concert venue, “5 TOWERS,” provides L.A.’s best movie-going experience at the AMC UNIVERSAL CITYWALK cinemas and offers such unique venues as the “Jon Lovitz Comedy Club,” the “Infusion Lounge,” iFly indoor skydiving and mechanical bull-riding at “Saddle Ranch Chop House.” Continue reading

PANDORA LAUNCHES STUNNING JEWELRY SETS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

In time for the holiday gift-giving season, PANDORA JEWELRY introduces three exquisite new coordinating sets. The new pieces feature blue topaz, smoky quartz or blue pearl as a statement ring, earrings, charm or pendant.

PANDORA LAUNCHES STUNNING JEWELRY SETS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

PANDORA LAUNCHES STUNNING JEWELRY SETS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The striking blue tones of the blue topaz and the autumnal brown hue of the smoky quartz in the new “Breeze” collection create distinctive jewelry pieces for the autumn and winter months and beyond. These pieces are set in shining sterling silver and are available as a dangle charm, cocktail ring or earrings. The dangle charm looks great styled on either a bracelet or a necklace. The deep blue pearl is paired with black rhodium in a matching ring and stud earring set. Each piece of jewelry can be worn on its own for an eye-PRN-PANDORA-LOGO-B-1y-1-2Highcatching look or combined with pieces from the existing PANDORA collection.

The holidays are a time to shine and the vibrant colors of the new coordinating sets will make every woman stand out,” said ANGEL ILAGAN, VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING, PANDORA NORTH AMERICA. “Each set offers affordable options to update any festive look.”

The pieces from these sets retail for $45 – $100 and are available at PANDORA retailers across North America. Visit Pandora.net to view the new pieces from the Holiday collection or to locate a retailer.

CLUB MED DEBUTS NEW SKI RESORT IN THE ITALIAN ALPS WITH PRAGELATO VIALATTEA’S OPENING

Opening just in time for the holidays, CLUB MED introduces the newest addition to their mountain resorts, PRAGELATO VIALATTEA, featuring ski-in ski-out access to the second largest ski domain in Europe. Located in the heart of the Piedmont region in the Italian Alps only 55 miles from the city of Turin, PRAGELATO VIALATTEA is a unique type of mountain experience with charming clusters of chalets in an authentic setting.

Club Med Debuts New Ski Resort in the Italian Alps with Pragelato Vialattea's Opening

Club Med Debuts New Ski Resort in the Italian Alps with Pragelato Vialattea’s Opening

At PRAGELATO VIALATTEA, winter sports lovers enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding lessons available for all levels through Club Med’s unique partnership with the Italian Ski School. Skiing at CLUB MED PRAGELATO VIALATTEA accommodates every level of skier with 240 miles of ski slopes (244 slopes including 42 black, 118 red, 54 blue and 30 green slopes including 24 miles of cross country slopes) located between 4,450 ft. and 9,250 ft. altitude, with 92 ski lifts and six snow parks. For non-skiers who wish to discover the mountain in a different way, PRAGELATO VIALATTEA offers alternative activities such as hiking, snowshoe outings or even Nordic walking. During the summer, guests can enjoy fun outdoor activities with the family including golfing, mountain biking or hiking. Continue reading