FRANCA SOZZANI and CITROËN Come Together To Celebrate the Auctioning Of the First “CITROËN DS3 CABRIO L’UOMO VOGUE” For Charity

By PHILLIP D. JOHNSON

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"Citroen DS3 Cabrio L'Uomo Vogue" debut at the STUDIO VISCONTI during the 2013/2014 FALL/WINTER MILAN FASHION WEEK (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Citroen)

“Citroen DS3 Cabrio L’Uomo Vogue” debut at the STUDIO VISCONTI during the 2013/2014 FALL/WINTER MILAN FASHION WEEK (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Citroen)

At a cocktail party held at the PERMANENT MISSION OF FRANCE on March 6, during the 2013 EDITION of the GENEVA MOTOR SHOW, FRANCA SOZZANI (DIRECTOR OF VOGUE ITALIA, L’UOMO VOGUE and UN AMBASSADOR FOR FASHION 4 DEVELOPMENT) and THIERRY METROZ, (DIRECTOR of THE CITROËN “DS LINE” STYLE CENTER) presented the final results of L’Uomo Vogue and CITROËN‘s charitable project.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 06: Adriano Giannini, Giorgio Pasotti, Marco Freschi, Citroen Italy Head Press Office and Public Relations, Franca Sozzani, Vogue Italia Editor in Chief, Pierfrancesco Favino, and Massimo Borio, Citroen Director of Marketing and Communications, attend the charity auctioning of the first "Citroen DS3 Cabrio L'Uomo Vogue" hosted by Franca Sozzani and Citroen at the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations Office on March 6, 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Citroen)

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – MARCH 06: Adriano Giannini, Giorgio Pasotti, Marco Freschi, Citroen Italy Head Press Office and Public Relations, Franca Sozzani, Vogue Italia Editor in Chief, Pierfrancesco Favino, and Massimo Borio, Citroen Director of Marketing and Communications, attend the charity auctioning of the first “Citroen DS3 Cabrio L’Uomo Vogue” hosted by Franca Sozzani and Citroen at the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations Office on March 6, 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Citroen)

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AmaWaterways ANNOUNCES PRESTIGIOUS LINE-UP OF 2013 WINE CRUISE HOSTS

RIVER CRUISE LINE FEATURES 21 WINE-THEMED CRUISES ON THE DANUBE, DOURO, MOSEL, RHINE, RHONE & SEINE RIVERS

AmaWaterways proudly announces an impressive roster of wine hosts for its 2013 “IN CELEBRATION ON WINE” theme cruises. The award-winning river cruise line will host 21 wine-themed itineraries through Europe’s world-renowned wine regions this year, each hosted by a different wine expert from the U.S. or Europe.

AmaWaterways logo.  (PRNewsFoto/AmaWaterways)

AmaWaterways logo. (PRNewsFoto/AmaWaterways)

AmaWaterways’ wine cruises are extremely popular and we are absolutely thrilled with this year’s lineup of hosts,” said KRISTIN KARST, AMAWATERWAYS’ EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CO-OWNER. “Many of our guests return again and again to Europe’s top wine regions aboard these cruises. They love the hosts’ insightful and entertaining onboard wine lectures, and enjoy seeing Europe’s beautiful scenery and visiting centuries-old wine villages and vineyards.”

The 2013 season features new excursions on Portugal’s DOURO RIVER and France’s SEINE RIVER, in addition to the company’s other unforgettable itineraries along the DANUBE, MOSEL, RHINE and RHONE RIVERS. Continue reading

AMAWATERWAYS SERVES UP A NEW GOURMET CRUISE WITH CELEBRITY CHEF BOB BLUMER

GUESTS WILL JOIN CHEF BLUMER FOR A DELICIOUS ADVENTURE ALONG THE DOURO RIVER

Award-winning river cruise line, AMAWATERWAYS announced Celebrity CHEF BOB BLUMER will host its GOURMET CRUISE, Oct. 22-29, 2013. The seven-night cruise will travel through Portugal and Spain along the DOURO RIVER and will feature onboard cooking demonstrations, excursions to historic towns, private wine tastings and regionally inspired cuisine.

As a cookbook author and host of the Food Network’s The Surreal Gourmet and Glutton for Punishment, Chef Blumer is one of today’s most imaginative food personalities. Onboard the AMAVIDA, Chef Blumer will share his infectiously enthusiastic approach to cooking through complimentary cooking demonstrations for interested guests.

AmaWaterways logo.  (PRNewsFoto/AmaWaterways)

AmaWaterways logo. (PRNewsFoto/AmaWaterways)

AMAWATERWAYS‘ seven-night ENTICING DOURO cruise and land itinerary starts in Lisbon, Portugal, aboard the company’s newest ship, the AmaVida. Guests will enjoy a port wine tasting AT QUINTO DE SEXIO; excursions to the TRAS-OS-MONTES region; Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Spain; tours of CASTELO RODRIGO and PALACIO DE MATEUS, and a private dinner at the 14th century ALPENDURADA MONASTERY.

Our guests are very passionate about good food and wine, and having Chef Blumer host our first Gourmet Cruise will be such a treat

Bob Blumer (blog.zisboombah.com)

Bob Blumer (blog.zisboombah.com)

for them,” said KRISTIN KARST, AMAWATERWAYS’ EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CO-OWNER. “People have such limited free time these days, they are using their vacation time to pursue their hobbies. For travelers who love good food and wine, there’s no better way to spend a vacation than on a Gourmet Cruise.”

As the only river cruise line inducted into LA CHAINE DES ROTISSEURS, one of the world’s most prestigious culinary organizations, AMAWATERWAYS continues to lead the industry in innovative food and wine experiences both on-board and on-shore. The Gourmet Cruise promises to be an attractive travel option for culinary adventurers.

The AmaVida will embark upon its maiden voyage on March 26, 2013 in Porto, Portugal. The 106-passenger vessel incorporates the most advanced river cruise ship design, including balconies in most of its spacious staterooms and suites, which measure up to 323 sq. feet. Guests will enjoy fine dining with complimentary free-flowing local wine and beer at dinner, a sun deck swimming pool, fitness center and spa, and complimentary in-room Internet and Wi-Fi access.

For more information on AmaWaterways, please visit www.amawaterways.com. To book a cruise, please contact a travel professional or visit www.amawaterways.com.

Founded in 2002 by river cruise pioneers RUDI SCHREINER, KRISTIN KARST and JIMMY MURPHY, AmaWaterways is the premier river cruise line on Europe’s DANUBE, DOURO, MAIN, MOSEL, SEINE, RHINE and RHONE RIVERS. Known for its custom-designed ships, extensive complimentary amenities and impeccable service, family-owned and -operated AmaWaterways consistently leads the way in river cruising. With itineraries in Europe, Russia, Africa, and S.E. Asia, AmaWaterways offers an enticing variety of authentic, in-depth experiences for the most discriminating travelers.

AmaWaterways’ European fleet includes the AmaReina (2014); AmaSonata (2014); AmaPrima (2013); AmaCerto (2012); AmaVerde (2011); AmaBella (2010); AmaLyra (2009); AmaDolce (2009); AmaCello (2008), AmaDante (2008); AmaLegro (2007) and the AmaDagio (2006). The line’s newest ships feature Twin Balcony Staterooms, multiple dining venues, complimentary in-room Internet and Infotainment, a heated swimming pool or whirlpool, plus many more unique design elements.

AmaWaterways’ separate and distinct AMAVOYAGES division operates the AmaVida (2013) in Portugal, the AmaLotus (2011) and La Marguerite (2009) in Vietnam and Cambodia, the AmaKatarina (2011) in Russia, and the Zambezi Queen (2009) in Africa.

Midnight Oil Celebrated With Essential Oils, Double-Disc Collection Of Recordings Spanning 1978-2002, Curated By The Band

36-TRACK COLLECTION FEATURES 28 SINGLES AND 8 ALBUM TRACKS, SPANNING EVERY ALBUM (AND TWO RARE EPS)

AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE APRIL 30, 2013, THROUGH COLUMBIA/LEGACY

The power and the passion of one of the world’s most inspirational rock and roll bands comes full circle on ESSENTIAL OILS, the

Midnight Oil - Essential Oils

Midnight Oil – Essential Oils

first double-CD chronology ever assembled on Australia’s favorite sons, MIDNIGHT OIL. Containing 36 songs, handpicked by the band, the tracklist covers every one of the Oils’ 12 studio albums (and two of their rare 1980s EPs).  ESSENTIAL OILS will be available everywhere April 30th through COLUMBIA/LEGACY, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.

ESSENTIAL OILS spotlights the band’s early development years (1978-1985) on the first disc before moving on to their tenure as a world-class touring and recording outfit (1987-2002) on the second disc.  The songs that won them a global audience pour out like a machine gun volley to the heart: “Beds Are Burning,” “Dreamworld,” “The Dead Heart,” “Blue Sky Mine,” “Forgotten Years,” “King Of the Mountain,” “Truganini,” and more.

ESSENTIAL OILS by MIDNIGHT OIL (Columbia/Legacy 88725 49763 2) TRACK LIST:
CD ONE – Selections: 1. Run By Night (A) — 2. Cold Cold Change (B) — 3. Back On the Borderline (B) — 4. Wedding Cake Island (C) — 5. No Time for Games (C) — 6. Don’t Wanna Be the One (D) — 7. Armistice Day (D) — 8. Lucky Country (D) — 9. Only the Strong (E) — 10. Short Memory (E) — 11. Read About It (E) — 12. US Forces (E) — 13. Power and the Passion (E) — 14. When the Generals Talk (F) — 15. Best of Both Worlds (F) — 16. Kosciusko (F) — 17. Progress (G) — 18. Hercules (G).

Midnight Oil - Essential Oils

Midnight Oil – Essential Oils

CD TWO – Selections: 1. Beds Are Burning (H, Mainstream Rock #6) — 2. Put Down That Weapon (H) — 3. Dreamworld (H, Modern Rock #16, Mainstream Rock #37) — 4. The Dead Heart (H, Mainstream Rock #11) — 5. Warakurna (H) — 6. Blue Sky Mine (I, Mainstream Rock #1, Modern Rock #1) — 7. Forgotten Years (I, Modern Rock #1, Mainstream Rock #11) — 8. King Of the Mountain (I, Modern Rock #3, Mainstream Rock #20) — 9. One Country (I) — 10. Truganini (J, Modern Rock #4) — 11. My Country (J) — 12. In the Valley (J) — 13. Surf’s Up Tonight (K) — 14. Redneck Wonderland (L) — 15. White Skin Black Heart (L) — 16. Say Your Prayers (M) — 17. Golden Age (N) — 18. Luritja Way (N).

   MIDNIGHT OIL won audiences with their fierce commitment to social, environmental, anti-nuclear, and human rights causes, especially the plight of Australia’s indigenous Aboriginal native culture. During the divisive Reagan-Bush era, a period that turned out to be as volatile and disenfranchising as the late-1960s, Midnight Oil’s conscience struck a raw nerve in America. Nearly 20 years into their career, they earned critical and commercial success in the U.S. (and UK) that would stand them in good stead for their next decade, until their official disbandment in 2002.

From 1978’s “Run By Night” (off their self-titled debut LP on the indie Powderworks label) to 2002’s “Luritja Way” (from their final album, Capricornia), ESSENTIAL OILS collects 28 Midnight Oil single sides, and eight well-chosen album and EP tracks. “For this collection,” said the band’s guitarist/KEYBOARDIST JIM MOGINIE, “we put our most definitive songs in chronological timeline, so listening feels like a turbo boosted journey at light speed through 25 years of being in Midnight Oil.” Continue reading

EVA LONGORIA & SHEBA® BRAND INTRODUCE NEW CAMPAIGN CELEBRATING THE MANY PASSIONS OF CAT LOVERS

NEW SHEBA. FEED YOUR PASSION™ MARKETING CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES IN THE U.S.

SHEBA brand celebrates that cat lovers – like Longoria – have many passions, one being their cat. When you live out your many passions – from cooking a fresh, flavorful meal for family to working to spruce up a new space (which includes a special spot for feline friends), enjoying your passions make every day more delectable. The SHEBA® brand announced today its launch of the SHEBA. FEED YOUR PASSION™ integrated campaign featuring actress, philanthropist and cat lover EVA LONGORIA.

SHEBA(R) Entrees for Cats has launched the SHEBA. Feed your passion.(TM) campaign featuring actress, philanthropist and cat lover Eva Longoria. Visit SHEBA.com/FeedYourPassion to enter for a chance to have the SHEBA(R) brand help feed one of your passions in a big way and to learn more about SHEBA(R) Entrees.  (PRNewsFoto/SHEBA, Casey Rodgers for AP/Invision)

SHEBA(R) Entrees for Cats has launched the SHEBA. Feed your passion.(TM) campaign featuring actress, philanthropist and cat lover Eva Longoria. Visit SHEBA.com/FeedYourPassion to enter for a chance to have the SHEBA(R) brand help feed one of your passions in a big way and to learn more about SHEBA(R) Entrees. (PRNewsFoto/SHEBA, Casey Rodgers for AP/Invision)

I am excited to partner with SHEBA for the launch of the ‘feed your passion’ campaign and help celebrate the many passions of cat lovers,” said Longoria. “My fans know that I am passionate about things like acting, charitable giving, cooking and dancing, but taking part in this campaign has helped me showcase my passion for pets – especially cats.” Continue reading

KENZO AND VANS TAKE LEOPARD PRINT TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF COOL WITH THEIR NEW 2013 SPRING/SUMMER COLLABORATION

Vans x Kenzo for Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

Vans x Kenzo for Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

KENZO creative directors HUMBERTO LEON and CAROL LIM traveled to Thailand and its jungles to find inspiration for their exciting new spring/summer 2013 collaboration with shoe label, Vans. The various “Clouded Leopard” prints cover both the VANS AUTHENTIC and the CLASSIC SLIP-ON, with three available color patterns for both models. The bold prints feature leopard spots in neon shades of green, orange, ocre, blue and yellow. The VANS X KENZO CAPSULE COLLECTION hits stores on March 15th.

Vans x Kenzo for Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

Vans x Kenzo for Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

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MEN’S FASHION: ITALIAN LUXURY BRAND TRECCANI MILANO LAUNCHES NEW GOLF FASHION LINE

Best known for its bespoke service for exquisite leather shoes and purses, the Milan-based company, luxury brand TRECCANI MILANO, with a retail space in Toronto and online store recently expanded its product line to feature custom golf gear that is 100% handmade in Italy.

Treccani Milano Luxury Golf Line.  (PRNewsFoto/Treccani Milano)

Treccani Milano Luxury Golf Line. (PRNewsFoto/Treccani Milano)

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