MIMI’S CAFE® ASKS GUESTS TO PUT THEIR HEARTS UP IN SUPPORT OF AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S® GO RED FOR WOMEN® MOVEMENT

MIMI’S MONTH-LONG FUNDRAISING EFFORTS/AWARENESS CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF ON NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY, FEB. 

Mimi's Cafe 2013 Go Red Women

Mimi’s Cafe 2013 Go Red Women

MIMI’S CAFE is raising awareness throughout February, AMERICAN HEART MONTH, by supporting the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S® GO RED FOR WOMEN® movement and its mission to turn America red. Continue reading

CRYSTAL CRUISES RELEASES DATES AND ITINERARY FOR 2014 WORLD CRUISE ADVENTURES

Just days after CRYSTAL CRUISES’ 2013 WORLD CRUISE has set sail, the ultra-luxe line has released CRYSTAL ADVENTURES online for its 2014 WORLD CRUISE, marking the voyage’s earliest-ever availability of guests’ outing options. More than 200 shore excursions are now described in detail and offered for pre-reservation at crystalcruises.com. The carefully-curated experiences, ranging from half a day to several days each, will take guests to some of the most awe-striking natural marvels and historically significant landmarks from LA to London, via the Pacific Islands, Asia, Africa, and more.

Crystal's 2014 World Cruise sails up the coast of West Africa, including a stop in Dakar, Senegal, with shore excursions featuring traditional cuisine, villages, and local history.  (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

Crystal’s 2014 World Cruise sails up the coast of West Africa, including a stop in Dakar, Senegal, with shore excursions featuring traditional cuisine, villages, and local history. (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

The annual WORLD CRUISE, which is considered by cruisers to be the ultimate of luxury travel experiences, sails for 89 days aboard the award-winning CRYSTAL SERENITY, starting JANUARY 18, 2014. Continue reading

Previewing The Spring/Summer 2013 Ad Campaigns – The Americans

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign

Inspired by the glam style of California, MICHAEL KORS once again chose MARIO TESTINO (who has now shot the label’s campaigns for ten years now) to capture KARMEN PEDARU and SIMON NESSMAN in ultra-glossy images. “We wanted the campaign to highlight the crisp, graphic feel of the Spring collection in bold California colors,” says designer Michael Kors. The handsome couple goes from luxury car to private jet in the bold colors and streamlined silhouettes of spring. Bravo, Michael.

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign

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Mullberry Launches the Willow Collection

Mulberry 'Willow' Collection

Mulberry ‘Willow’ Collection

Made exclusively in MULBERRY’s British factories, the new WILLOW COLLECTION focuses on English craftsmanship at its finest. Named after Mulberry’s second home factory, THE WILLOWS, which is set to open in Somerset late 2013–the bag will be  launched in US stores on February 11th. Produced in calf, ostrich and alligator; THE WILLOW is available in regular, oversized and small totes as well as regular and oversized clutches.The bag was first unveiled in Mulberry’s spring/summer 2013 show in September and has since been worn by a host of stars.

Mulberry 'Willow' Collection

Mulberry ‘Willow’ Collection

Mulberry 'Willow' Collection

Mulberry ‘Willow’ Collection

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“Best of the Best” Named by 2013 Housewares Design Awards: New Teakettle, Coffee Center and Aroma Diffuser Win Top Honors

Celebrating the creative combination of design flair and functionality that defines the most outstanding housewares products, the 00010732013 HOUSEWARES DESIGN AWARDS has announced the winners of this year’s competition, including three “BEST OF THE BEST” AWARDS, THE “GREEN HOUSE” DESIGN AWARD, and 12 “BEST IN CATEGORY” AWARDS.

The HOUSEWARES DESIGN AWARDS— the premier awards program focused on housewares design innovation— was founded in 2003 by HomeWorld Business to honor the unbending effort within the industry to create new ways to improve everyday living.

As the HOUSEWARES DESIGN AWARDS celebrates 10 years of inspiring design, much has changed in the industry since the first awards ceremony in January 2004 at New York’s Gotham Hall. One constant, however, is the central role design innovation plays in the creation of value-added differentiation as a catalyst for growth in housewares.

The Finalists were featured in a SPECIAL PRODUCT EXHIBIT held in connection with the annual awards gala, held January 29, 2013 at New York’s City’s MARRIOTT MARQUIS IN TIMES SQUARE. 

NAMBE CHIRP KETTLE

NAMBE CHIRP KETTLE

Winning “BEST OF THE BEST – GOLD” is the NAMBE CHIRP KETTLE. Designed by STEVE COZZOLINO, its sleek artistic design makes it a stunning sculpture for the stovetop. A luscious harmonic tone signals when water is boiling, bringing an elegant touch to the kitchen. Continue reading

CELEBRATE THE CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR: THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE BRINGS CULTURAL ART TO LIFE THROUGH POSTAGE STAMPS AT ‘THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA’ THIS SATURDAY

The UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE will be joining the MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA (215 Centre St New York, NY 10013, Located between Howard and Grand St one block north of Canal St) during their festivities (11 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) of the Lunar New Year Saturday, February 2, to celebrate the launch of the 2013 addition to the CELEBRATING THE LUNAR NEW YEAR SERIES.

Lunar New Year artist to make appearance this Saturday, Feb 2 at the Museum of Chinese in America at 1:00 p.m. (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Postal Service)

Lunar New Year artist to make appearance this Saturday, Feb 2 at the Museum of Chinese in America at 1:00 p.m. (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Postal Service)

This year’s stamp features one of the primary ways the Lunar New Year holiday is celebrated. For the YEAR OF THE SNAKE, which begins on Feb. 10, the illustration depicts firecrackers commonly used to greet the New Year with a bang.

The Postal Service introduced the CELEBRATING LUNAR NEW YEAR SERIES in 2008 and this is the sixth stamp in that series, which will continue through 2019 with the Years of the Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Boar. The current series builds upon the Postal Service’s original LUNAR NEW YEAR STAMP SERIES, which was issued from 1992 through 2003. Continue reading

FOR YOUR BUDDING FASHION SUPERSTAR, STRIDE RITE® LAUNCHES NEW SHOE COLLECTION FOR PREWALKERS

THE CRIB & CRAWL™ COLLECTION SWADDLES TINY FEET IN COMFORT AND STYLE

STRIDE RITE®, the leader in premium children’s footwear, has announced the launch of STRIDE RITE CRIB & CRAWL™, a brand new collection of footwear specifically designed for baby’s first months through the crawling and pulling up stages.

Based on consumer insights, STRIDE RITE‘s CRIB SHOES offer a brand new swaddled design that keeps the foot in place and provides a soft foot covering that is easy to put on and stays on, solving a concern that Moms have shared with Stride Rite. The padded heel adds comfort, there is a variety of soft upper materials, and the microfiber, soft sole bottom allows for protection and durability.

Stride Rite Crawl print advertisement.  (PRNewsFoto/Stride Rite Children's Group)

Stride Rite Crawl print advertisement. (PRNewsFoto/Stride Rite Children’s Group)

STRIDE RITE‘s CRAWL SHOES feature a unique suede outsole that offers maximum flexibility, and a variety of soft upper materials. They have a “real shoe” look and feel with easy hook-and-loop closures. Additionally, the outsole wraps up and around the upper to protect crawling feet and provide durability in the two key abrasion points: the heel and the toe.

Stride Rite Crib print advertisement.  (PRNewsFoto/Stride Rite Children's Group)

Stride Rite Crib print advertisement. (PRNewsFoto/Stride Rite Children’s Group)

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