Courtyard by Marriott Manhattan Times Square West Hotel Offers Discounted Rates for Labor Day Weekend

Visit New York City this Labor Day weekend and book at the Courtyard by Marriott Manhattan Times Square West hotel to save on Manhattan accommodations.

With the end of the summer approaching, the Courtyard by Marriott Times Square West hotel is offering special rates for Labor Day weekend. Stay overnight on Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2 and pay only $199 for a king-sized bed guestroom per night. This rate includes continental breakfast for two per day.

The Courtyard by Marriott Manhattan Times Square West hotel is New York’s newest hotel. Built from the ground up

Courtyard by Marriott Manhattan Times Square West Hotel

Courtyard by Marriott Manhattan Times Square West Hotel

specifically for the New York Times Square hotel market, the hotel offers 244 modern, sophisticated hotel rooms with a variety of accommodations and amenities. Located right in the heart of the Fashion District, the hotel is a short walk to some of New York’s most iconic landmarks including Times Square, the New York theater and museum districts, Fifth Avenue, Macy’s Herald Square, the Empire State Building, Penn Station, Port Authority and Javitz Center. Local subway stops are only three blocks away, providing easy access to popular destinations throughout the city. The comfortable hotel rooms embody Marriott’s reputation for quality as well as the allure and excitement of New York City. Hotel amenities include free high-speed Internet, flat-screen HD televisions with HBO, concierge services, group meeting spaces and a 24-hour fitness center.

To make a reservation, visit Marriott.com and click on the “Stay for Breakfast” rate; daily rate does not include tax. Book today and enjoy what the city and this hotel have to offer.

The Courtyard Times Square West hotel is managed by 365 Hospitality Management.

Flor de Caña, The rum of Nicaragua celebrates recognized global growth record with a new design

Flor de Caña ( www.flordecana.com), the renowned Slow-Aged Rum ™ of Nicaragua , today launched a striking new look. The sleek new design of the bottle label was created in response to the growing global popularity of ultra-premium rum and premium Flor de Caña rums that have been hand-crafted distilled from sugar cane grown in the country by the same family in Nicaragua since 1890. The most popular and well known Central American rum has seen double-digit growth per year in the last decade and is now available in 40 countries. The brand is planning to sell more than one million cases in 2013.

Flor de Cana's striking new look celebrates the slow-aged rum's global growth.  (PRNewsFoto/Flor de Cana)

Flor de Cana’s striking new look celebrates the slow-aged rum’s global growth. (PRNewsFoto/Flor de Cana)

The new and elegant image of Flor de Caña highlights the heritage, age and traditional crafts of rum,” said Paul Caffrey , director of Global Brand Development Flor de Caña. “It shows the brand as unique, modern and high-level, exactly what we need to appeal to our growing customer base worldwide.”

The new labels of Flor de Caña include the logo of the brand, the aging of the drink and the prestigious awards he holds. Improved the quality of the glass and bottles feature an envelope embossed cane. The origin of the brand is present in the overlapping of the logo on a volcano to remind us that Flor de Caña rum is Nicaragua , “the land of lakes and FLOR DE CANA LOGOvolcanoes“.

The new design retains the familiar shape of the bottle for good quality rum Flor de Caña 4, 5 and 7 years of aging in the collection Slow-Aged ™ ideal for “mixed”, but gives greater height and rounded sides for greater enjoyment to the touch. In the case of Flor de Caña rums awarded supreme quality with 12 and 18 years of aging and manufacturing exclusively local angling in Centennial Collection series, remained impeccable rectangular shape of the bottle, but were added height, an image more masculine and thicker glass.

We designed the new image of Flor de Caña to increase brand value and appeal to a wider international audience,” said Caffrey. “As new clients to test the rum, gladly discover that fans of Flor de Caña have known for over a hundred years thanks to its handmade process distinguished by the mark Slow-Aged ™, the Nicaraguan rum Family property is one of the world’s finest

Figleaves.com Launches New Online Fitting Room

Drop the Tape Measure: Lingerie Retailer Helps Women Find Perfectly Fitting Bras

 Figleaves.com, the leading online retailer of more than 200 brands of lingerie, sleepwear, swimwear and activewear, has launched a new online “Fitting Room” with the mission of helping women everywhere find a perfectly fitting bra. During extensive fit research, Figleaves.com learned that the most common problems were women wearing too large of a band and too small of a cup, thus not supporting and lifting the bust properly. The company found that, on average, women

Figleaves.com launches new online fitting room to help women find their perfect bra size.  (PRNewsFoto/Figleaves.com)

Figleaves.com launches new online fitting room to help women find their perfect bra size. (PRNewsFoto/Figleaves.com)

using the new Figleaves.com bra calculator went down one back size and up three cup sizes.  Whereas many women believe they are a 36C, Figleaves.com reports their bestselling sizes to be a 32F and a 34E.

Figleaves.com is the ultimate online destination for lingerie, swimwear, sleepwear and menswear. In an unparalleled size range from AA-K cups, figleaves.com offers everyday luxury for everybody. Brands include Chantelle, Curvy Kate, Elle Macpherson Intimates, Freya, Lejaby, Miraclesuit, Stella McCartney, Vix Swimwear, and Yummie Tummie, as well as exclusive private label collections such as Just Peachy, Midnight Grace and FGL.

A properly fitting bra can be life-changing,” said Irene Dmyterko, Technical Manager at Figleaves.com. “It slims the silhouette, improves posture, and – most importantly – can give women increased confidence.”

The “Fitting Room,” which debuted on August 21 as a special section on the www.Figleaves.com website, aims to help women find a bra that is such a perfect fit – and so comfortable – that they forget they are even wearing one. The virtual room includes a special, interactive bra calculator to give insight into the areas that can be improved with fit, along with helpful hints and tips on what to look for when shopping for bras.

Highlights of the Figleaves.com “Fitting Room” include:

—  Bra size calculator – an interactive guide to see if a woman should go up or down in bra sizing

—  Two videos – one illustrating how to properly put on a bra and the other showing what the “perfect” bra fit looks like

—  A list of common bra fit problems

—  A look into the history of bra fitting

—  “The Bra Deconstructed” – a guide to the various parts and components of a bra

—  Bra care guides – instructions on how to properly wash and care for bras

Often women underestimate their cup size and overestimate their band size simply because they’ve been improperly fit in the past and because a bra in 34 or 36C is more readily available at a brick-and-mortar retailer where stock is limited,” said Dmyterko.  “But, Figleaves.com is solving that problem – not only by revamping the way that bra fit is done – but also by offering the largest selection of designers and the most extensive range of lingerie sizes with bands going from 28-56 and cups ranging from AA-K.” Continue reading

Babolat unveils World’s first Computer-Connected Racquet, Babolat Play Pure Drive

The course of tennis history will change with connected racquets, and that starts with Babolat Play. I believe that in the near future, all tennis racquets will be connected” – Eric Babolat

An international leader in tennis innovation, Babolat announces the commercial launch of Babolat Play, unveiling the world’s first connected racquet: the Babolat Play Pure Drive. The launch of the Babolat Play Pure Drive is planned for December 2013 in the US, with global distribution to follow in 2014.

Created in 1875, in Lyon, France, Babolat (http://www.babolat.com) is the longest-running international company specialized in tennis. Today, Babolat is number 1 in tennis racquet sales in the US. Family-run for five generations, Babolat is an innovative brand in the tennis sector providing complete equipment for tennis players: racquets, strings, shoes, balls, bags, apparel and accessories. Babolat equips numerous tennis players including Rafael Nadal (SPA), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA), Li Na (CHN), Sam Stosur (AUS), Agnieska Radwanska (POL), Kim Clijsters (BEL) and Andy Roddick (USA).

Babolat unveils yet another breakthrough innovation to the game of tennis: the new Babolat Play Pure Drive. Babolat Play, the world's first connected tennis racquet, allows every player to live a unique experience based on progression, fun and sharing. Sensors integrated into the handle of the Babolat Play racquet allow players to have access to exciting data about their game including shot power and ball impact location, adding concrete information to the sensations they already receive. The commercial launch of the Babolat Play Pure Drive is planned for December 2013 in the US. www.babolat.com / www.Facebook.com/Babolat.  (PRNewsFoto/Babolat)

Babolat unveils yet another breakthrough innovation to the game of tennis: the new Babolat Play Pure Drive. Babolat Play, the world’s first connected tennis racquet, allows every player to live a unique experience based on progression, fun and sharing. Sensors integrated into the handle of the Babolat Play racquet allow players to have access to exciting data about their game including shot power and ball impact location, adding concrete information to the sensations they already receive. The commercial launch of the Babolat Play Pure Drive is planned for December 2013 in the US. http://www.babolat.com / http://www.Facebook.com/Babolat. (PRNewsFoto/Babolat)

After 10 years of research, extensive testing and input from the tennis community, The Babolat Play connected racquet allows every player to live a unique experience based on progression, fun and sharing. Gathering data to quantify your game and skills is a new concept in the game of tennis. Just as sports like running and biking have changed with quantified-self technologies, Babolat Play is designed to alter the game of tennis for future generations. Furthermore, Babolat Play keeps the excitement and adrenaline of the game going once the player has left the court by enabling tennis players of all levels to share their information and become united through a common language. Continue reading

The Gift That Keeps On Saving Lives: The T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool

Perfect For All Outdoor and Survival Needs

There are gifts you want, and there are gifts you need, but there aren’t many that can literally save a life, especially your life. The T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool is one that can. Designed by a paramedic, the T3 is 6.4 ounces of matte black get-down-to-business. Created by a New York City paramedic, the T3 is built for the working first responder, with all of its tools made to be deployed one-handed. The T3’s blades are made from 440C stainless steel, which is known for its excellent wear and its ability to keep a sharp edge.

T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool.  (PRNewsFoto/StatGear Tools)

T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool. (PRNewsFoto/StatGear Tools)

I was at the scene of an accident where the first responders had to return to their vehicle for tools to break a window and get victims out of a car,” says Avi Goldstein, president of StatGear. “In situations where seconds count, I realized how important it would be to have a purpose-designed, all-in-one rescue tool you could always have on your person.” Goldstein set out to design that tool, and the result is the T3.” Continue reading

A FASHION TOUCHDOWN AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

JUNK FOOD CLOTHING CO. TEAMS UP WITH ACTRESS/DESIGNER KRISTIN CAVALLARI AND NFL WOMEN’S APPAREL TO PRESENT “NFL ELEMENTS”

The Junk Food Vintage NFL Fashion Show Curated by Kristin Cavallari will Present On September 10, 2013

Fashion and football will join forces during New York Fashion Week as Junk Food Clothing Co. teams up with Kristin junkfoodlogo_86634299Cavallari and NFL Women’s Apparel to present “NFL Elements” on September 10th at STYLE360.  The capsule collection is inspired by the fashionista’s effortlessly chic personal style and will pay homage to Junk Food’s heritage as the Original Vintage T-shirt Company, featuring a contemporary mash-up of spirited nostalgia and modern edge down the runway. Novelty details from the collection include athletic stripes and logos, statement shoulder pads with a mid-90’s edge, vibrant team color blocking, photo real sublimated art inspired by team locations, oversized boyfriend jerseys with a feminine twist, and much more.

We are incredibly excited to work with both Kristin Cavallari and NFL Women’s Apparel to interpret one of America’s most popular sports brands creatively on the runway of New York Fashion Week,” says Andrei Najjar, Vice President of Marketing, Junk Food Clothing Co.  “We are known for fun experiential fashion shows that bring our licensed properties to life and Kristin did an amazing job of taking elements from the game experience – starting with the uniform itself – and transforming these into feminine contemporary styles.  The result is a unique juxtaposition of color and texture that is both fun and incredibly stylish.”

The artistic direction of the “NFL Elements” show highlights a contrast between the tough side of the sport and edgy, contemporary, feminine silhouettes, as elements from the game will be infused into runway looks. Starting with NFL uniforms as the base, the runway will be transformed into a football stadium bringing the game to life with four quarters representing the two conferences and eight divisions while re-interpreting t-shirt culture as a social statement that is high fashion in its own right.

I am thrilled and honored to be a part of this runway show in connection with Junk Food and NFL Women’s Apparel,” says Kristin Cavallari. “I’ve been a fan of Junk Food for years and follow the NFL very closely these days. I am excited to work with such prominent brands that I’m personally a fan of and can’t wait for everyone to see my first designed collection. “

Immediately following the show, a capsule collection inspired by looks on the runway will be available exclusively at Bloomingdales for a limited time.

Grenson Launches Fall-Winter 2013 Shoes Collection

The new Grenson Men’s Fall/Winter 2013 Shoe Collection has been launched on the brand’s website and it’s a major expansion on the DNA of the brand. For the Fall/Winter 2013, Grenson shoes features new colors like navy blue, bottle green grain leather and fluor, all of which are quirky but wearable and also totally versatile.

Grenson Fall-Winter 2013 Shoes Collection 1 Grenson Fall-Winter 2013 Shoes Collection 2 Grenson Fall-Winter 2013 Shoes Collection 3 Grenson Fall-Winter 2013 Shoes Collection 4

All Grenson shoes are “Goodyear Welted”, a process invented in the 1800’s in England that is a time consuming way of making shoes, but this means that the product lasts longer than any other type of shoes. It also means that the shoe can be re-soled many times over making them a wonderful investment. Continue reading