Building upon a heritage of a traveling in ease and sophisticated style, LOUIS VUITTON has revamped and remodeled their DAMIER SIGNATURE COLLECTION for the spring/summer 2013 season. The LOUIS VUITTON label was founded by Louis Vuitton in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France. Louis Vuitton had observed that the HJ CAVE OSILITE trunk could be easily stacked and in 1858, Vuitton introduced his flat-bottom trunks with (with his then signature) Trianon canvas, making them lightweight and airtight. Before the introduction of Vuitton’s trunks, rounded-top trunks were used, generally to promote water run-off, and thus could not be stacked. It was Vuitton’s gray Trianon canvas flat trunk that allowed the ability to stack with ease for voyages. Many other luggagemakers imitated LV’s style and design. (Even then, back in the beginning, the brand was one of the most copied in the world!) Continue reading
$1 MILLION AWARD RECOGNIZES AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY AND ITS GROUNDBREAKING PUBLIC TELEVISION SERIES, POV, FOR EXTRAORDINARY CREATIVITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY | POV is one of only 13 nonprofit organizations around the world to win this year’s MACARTHUR AWARD FOR CREATIVE AND EFFECTIVE INSTITUTIONS. The award, which was announced today, recognizes exceptional grantees that have demonstrated creativity and impact, and invests in their long-term sustainability with sizable one-time grants. AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY | POV will use its $1 million MACARTHUR AWARD to build its cash reserves and complete an infrastructure upgrade.
According to MacArthur, the Award is not only recognition for past leadership and success but also an investment in the future. Organizations will use this support to build cash reserves and endowments, develop strategic plans, and upgrade technology and physical infrastructure.
Furthermore, for these Awards, the Foundation does not seek or accept nominations. To qualify, organizations must demonstrate exceptional creativity and effectiveness; have reached a critical or strategic point in their development; show strong leadership and stable financial management; have previously received MacArthur support; and engage in work central to one of MacArthur’s core programs.
AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY, INC. (AMDOC) is a multimedia company dedicated to creating, identifying and presenting contemporary stories that express opinions and perspectives rarely featured in mainstream media outlets and is often a catalyst for public culture, developing collaborative strategic-engagement activities around socially relevant content on television, online and in community settings. These activities are designed to trigger action, from dialogue and feedback to educational opportunities and community participation. Continue reading
On February 28th in London. Ethical beauty retailer THE BODY SHOP revealed that British singer and global superstar LEONA LEWIS has become its new BRAND ACTIVIST.
Seven years since her triumph on THE X FACTOR (UK), Leona has twenty million album sales and a glittering collection of awards and award nominations, yet remains grounded and true to her beliefs. An animal lover and long-time vegetarian, she is the perfect partner for THE BODY SHOP and its unique vision of cruelty-free beauty.
As part of the partnership, one of Leona’s first activities is to help The Body Shop and NGO CRUELTY FREE INTERNATIONAL in their joint, global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics forever, building on the EU ban on animal testing for cosmetics which comes into effect on March 11th this year. Continue reading
WYNN RESORTS NOW HOLDS MORE FORBES FIVE STARS THAN ANY OTHER INDEPENDENT HOTEL COMPANY IN THE WORLD
When Forbes Travel Guide announced its 55th annual listing of Five-Star hospitality establishments, it named the TOWER SUITES AND SPAS AT WYNN and ENCORE LAS VEGAS, and the hotels and spas at WYNN MACAU and ENCORE MACAU, to the prestigious and rigorous ratings list. FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE‘s Star rating designations are the gold standard for hospitality excellence.
Collectively, WYNN RESORTS has 40 stars among their FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE FIVE-STAR AWARD-WINNING properties, more than any other independent hotel company in the world. WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED (Nasdaq: WYNN) is traded on the NASDAQ GLOBAL SELECT MARKET under the ticker symbol WYNN and is part of the S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 Indexes. WYNN RESORTS owns and operates WYNN and ENCORE LAS VEGAS (www.wynnlasvegas.com) and WYNN MACAU (www.wynnmacau.com). Continue reading
For the fourth consecutive year, the M RESORT SPA CASINO was honored with a FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE FOUR-STAR RATING, furthering cementing its place as one of the world’s premier resorts with truly exceptional service and amenities. The resort’s 23,000 square foot spa, Spa Mio, also received Four-Star recognition for the third year in a row.
FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE, formerly MOBIL TRAVEL GUIDE and originator of the prestigious Star Ratings and certifications, has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions. The rigorous rating process begins with a facility inspection that considers every aspect of the property, including its overall cleanliness, condition and location. To achieve FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE FOUR– and FIVE-STAR status, properties must meet or exceed the bar-setting service standards, which are determined through an unannounced, undercover service evaluation conducted by Forbes Travel Guide’s expert inspectors. Continue reading
Fashion powerhouse HEIDI KLUM has created a new and versatile active wear collection with NEW BALANCE through the HEIDI KLUM FOR NEW BALANCE partnership launched recently, exclusively at select Lady Foot Locker locations in the U.S.
“I live an active lifestyle and love running around whether it’s outside on the streets of New York City or in the canyons with my dogs,” says HEIDI KLUM. “I’ve created pieces in my collection that are functional and flattering with a fashionable twist. I want women to feel their best and look good in their clothes even when they are working up a sweat.”
As this is the third collaboration between Heidi Klum and New Balance, this collection of high performance workout wear reflects Heidi’s modern, sophisticated style. Featuring items for any workout regime, the line includes a COWL NECK COVER-UP, CAP SLEEVE TEE, SKINNY TIGHTS and CAPRI PANTS, as well as a RACER BACK TANK, SHORTS and HOODY. Each piece is developed to fit all body types with features including flat lock seams and ergonomic tailoring for flattering style lines. The line will retail from $35-$95. Following the launch of the line in fall 2010, this will be the first collection sold in brick and mortar retail outlets. The collection will be available in select Lady Foot Locker stores throughout the United States. Consumers can call Lady Foot Locker at 1-800-991-6686 for more details.
“Heidi Klum for New Balance continues to combine New Balance’s expertise in fit and form with Heidi’s commitment to sophisticated style to create a versatile collection for women that is both everyday wearable and chic,” says KERRY KLIGERMAN, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF APPAREL FOR NEW BALANCE.
NEW BALANCE, headquartered in Boston, MA, is currently the only athletic shoe company that manufactures footwear in the U.S. with 25% of our U.S. footwear shipments produced at five New England facilities. The company also operates a manufacturing facility in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 4000 associates around the globe, and in 2011 reported worldwide sales of $2.04 billion. To learn more about how New Balance Makes Excellent Happen, please visit http://www.newbalance.com.
Monterey County introduces giveaway opportunity offering the chance to win one of many ways to explore the region
To celebrate its many lodging, culinary, cultural and outdoor experiences, the MONTEREY COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU has launched its first-ever “MORE MONTEREY” PROGRAM, allowing visitor-hopefuls a chance to win a trip using one of six customized itineraries. Highlighting the different exploration experiences in the area, the “MORE MONTEREY” CAMPAIGN is live through March 31, 2013, introducing website visitors a chance to see “more” of Monterey by filling out an online form found on www.SeeMonterey.com/MoreMonterey.
Monterey County is located 120 miles/192 km south of San Francisco and 345 miles/552 km north of Los Angeles along the classic California corridor. The region boasts 99 miles of prime Pacific Coastline, the MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY, three historic missions, 40,000 acres of premium vineyards, 24 golf courses and over 250 lodging properties. Monterey County includes the MONTEREY PENINSULA, BIG SUR, NORTH COUNTY and the SALINAS VALLEY. The MONTEREY REGIONAL AIRPORT (MRY), just three miles from historic downtown Monterey and minutes from the area’s major attractions, is served by non-stop flights to and from Denver (DEN), Las Vegas (LAS), Phoenix (PHX), Los Angeles (LAX), San Diego (SAN) and San Francisco (SFO). www.SeeMonterey.com.