Beauty Sleep Has a New Definition with JuveRest: The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Goesel Anson Develops New Patented Pillow Designed to Combat Sleep Wrinkles

According to experts in the field, many people don’t realize there are two main types of wrinkles on their faces: Expression Wrinkles and Sleep Wrinkles. Expression Wrinkles are the ones we usually think of and are caused by repeated changing facial expressions. With Expression Wrinkles, contraction of facial muscles results in recognizable expressions and creates expression lines such as smile lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. In a young face, expression lines disappear when that person is no longer making that expression. With age, skin loses elasticity, laxity of the skin increases, and lines become folds. Skin aging combined with constant repetition, causes expression wrinkles to eventually become permanent. The cause of expression wrinkles is dynamic, due to actual movement of the muscles of facial expression. That’s why Botox® works on expression lines – it weakens the muscle that causes the wrinkle.

Dr. Goesel Anson, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Goesel Anson, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Sleep Wrinkles, on the other hand, are different and are caused by repeated distortion of the face from compression against the pillow surface, night after night, causing facial skin to be stretched, pushed and pulled all night long.  Sleep wrinkles occur when the face is compressed against a pillow or bed surface, distortion results from shear and compression forces acting on the delicate facial skin. Sleep wrinkles occur in predictable locations because of fixed anchor points that hold the skin to bone. The mechanical forces from contact with the pillow cause the skin to be stretched, pushed and pulled around these anchor points and create sleep wrinkles. These forces are mechanical, and non-dynamic, so muscle immobilizers, such as Botox® are ineffective for sleep wrinkles. On a young face, sleep wrinkles disappear immediately on awakening. As we age, just as with active expression wrinkles, sleep wrinkles become permanent from constant repetition of compression, increased skin laxity and decreased elasticity. Continue reading

JOHNNIE WALKER® Pledges a Million Kilometres of Safe Rides Home Around the World to Reinforce Responsible Drinking Message

Johnnie Walker. Celebrating Life, Every Day, Everywhere. Responsibly.

JOHNNIE WALKER – in partnership with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Sergio Perez and two-time world drivers’ champion Mika Hakkinen – today launched a global free ride home programme as part of its Join the Pact Responsible Drinking Campaign. JOHNNIE WALKER has always placed responsible drinking at the heart of its eight-year partnership with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. As a result of the partnership more than one million consumers around the world have already signed a pledge never to drink and drive. The new safe rides home programme seeks to attract an additional one million personal commitments.

In 2005 JOHNNIE WALKER entered a partnering agreement with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team.

Johnnie Walker Join the Pact ambassadors - from left - Olli Pettigrew, Rosalyn Lee, Sergio Perez, Mika Hakkinen, Thanh Hang and Mario Lawalata

Johnnie Walker Join the Pact ambassadors – from left – Olli Pettigrew, Rosalyn Lee, Sergio Perez, Mika Hakkinen, Thanh Hang and Mario Lawalata

Today JOHNNIE WALKER is recognized as an icon of personal progress, and as an international, high-status, sophisticated and iconic brand. Vodafone McLaren Mercedes closely match these characteristics and provide a unique and exciting platform for engaging with today’s consumer.

Diageo, parent company of JOHNNIE WALKER, is committed to promoting responsible drinking, and responsible drinking is at the heart of our sponsorship of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. The issues of responsibility and choice are critical to the debates on alcohol. Through its pioneering sponsorship, and with Mika Hakkinen as the Global Responsible Drinking Ambassador, JOHNNIE WALKER tackles these issues directly. The JOHNNIE WALKER relationship with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and Mika Hakkinen demonstrates that alcoholic beverage companies can effectively promote responsible drinking and change consumer attitudes to over-consumption and drinking and driving.

In advance of the 2013 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX, the JOHNNIE WALKER brand announced its ambition to gather a further one million pledges to never drink and drive by inviting consumers around the world to use the hashtag #ImNOTdriving on social media. To honour the one million commitments, JOHNNIE WALKER will give away globally one million kilometers of safe rides home – equivalent to travelling around the world’s equator 25 times. The programme begins in Singapore this week. Continue reading

TOYS“R”US, INC. UNWRAPS PLANS FOR 2013 HOLIDAY SEASON

Toys“R”Us, Inc. recently unveiled some of the company’s key holiday initiatives at a special preview event for business retail reporters in New York City. Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc., a 27-year veteran of the global retailer and member of the company’s Executive Committee, addressed the state of the company and the retail landscape as a whole. He also set the stage in identifying the company’s competitive advantages as it heads into the all-important holiday period. Also presenting at the event was Fred Argir, Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc., who, in his first Christmas season at the helm of the company’s $1.1 billion global e-commerce business, provided his unique insight and vision surrounding the company’s omnichannel offerings, as well as investments being made in its mobile capabilities.

Toys“R”Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping toys_r_us_logoexperience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 877 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, and in more than 685 international stores and over 170 licensed stores in 35 countries and jurisdictions. In addition, it exclusively operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and sells extraordinary toys in the brand’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including www.Toysrus.com, www.Babiesrus.com, www.eToys.com and www.FAO.com, it provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products.  Additional information about Toys“R”Us, Inc. can be found on www.Toysrusinc.com. Follow Toys“R”Us, Babies“R”Us and FAO Schwarz on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Toysrus, www.Facebook.com/Babiesrus and www.Facebook.com/FAO and on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/Toysrus and www.Twitter.com/Babiesrus.

Mr. Barry addressed how the company continues to counterbalance the effect of the uncertain economic environment and impact of the multi-year decline in birth rates on the toy industry, as well as the declines in select businesses, such as video games and electronics. Mr. Barry likewise noted that the company remains fully focused on introducing innovative programs and accelerating distinctive services to benefit consumers.

As the holiday shopping season gets underway, our seasoned leadership team is executing an aggressive plan to fortify the rightful place of Toys“R”Us as THE toy authority,” Mr. Barry told reporters. “Our unmatched product differentiation, unique services and value offerings continue to set us apart, and we look forward to unveiling new and exciting initiatives throughout the holiday season that consumers will appreciate – today is just a small sampling of what’s in store.”

Reinventing and Evolving the Toy Box

At the September 12th preview event, Mr. Barry discussed the company’s overall merchandising strategy for the 2013 season and beyond, which will continue to center heavily on differentiation and breadth of assortment, while simultaneously introducing new product categories and expanding growth areas. As part of this effort, the company has made a significant investment in developing an improved shopping experience for its customers. Shoppers will begin to see these significant changes in the majority of Toys“R”Us stores in October. This includes enhancing product categories that have experienced sales growth over the past few years, such as Education, Tablets and Construction, while reducing the space dedicated to areas that have underperformed over time. Mr. Barry spoke to a variety of exclusive items in these growth categories, as well as other expected seasonal standouts that can only be found at Toys“R”Us, including Cra-Z-Loom™ from Cra-Z-Art®, Crazy Cart™ from Razor™, Sew Cool Sewing Machine from Spin Master™ and The Zelfs™ Design Your Zelf from Moose Toys. Continue reading

Polk Audio Blends Classic American Craftsmanship with Finely-Tuned Sound in New Buckle and Hinge Headphones

Polk is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high performance audio products and the largest audio brand of Sound United.  (PRNewsFoto/Polk)

Polk is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high performance audio products and the largest audio brand of Sound United. (PRNewsFoto/Polk)

Today, Polk (http://www.polkaudio.com) announced the release of the Buckle and Hinge – two unique styles of over-ear and on-ear headphones that embody the new Polk Heritage Collection and blend vintage Americana style with 40 years of experience in audio. Music, tech, design and fashion lovers will find common ground in the Buckle and Hinge, enjoying a rich and detailed listening experience, crafted comfort and on-point design detailing. The two new headphone styles round out the wearable technology products in Polk’s Heritage Collection, which also includes the Nue Era and Nue Voe in-ear headphones, which debuted in July.

Polk (http://www.polkaudio.com) announced the release of the Buckle and Hinge - two unique styles of over-ear and on-ear headphones that embody the new Polk Heritage Collection (PRNewsFoto/Polk)

Polk (http://www.polkaudio.com) announced the release of the Buckle and Hinge – two unique styles of over-ear and on-ear headphones that embody the new Polk Heritage Collection (PRNewsFoto/Polk)

Dressed in cool, chestnut or black with contrasting stitching and metal detailing, Buckle and Hinge reflect Polk’s classic retro design. The headphones also uphold the brand’s reputation for delivering legendary sound and unmatched acoustics. Each features Polk Optimized Electro-acoustic Tuning (POET) technology and is engineered with 40 mm drivers developed with Polk’s Dynamic Balance® design process, which produces immersive audio performance and an improved listening experience. Continue reading

Serve Up EPIC Classics for Fall with EPIC Classic Vodka

Discover Why Classic Cocktails Never Go Out of Style

Shorter days and cooler nights mean fall is on its way, prompting many of us to think about our fall gatherings and indoor activities.  Whether you plan to host a fall fling or just invite some friends over for a few martinis, classic cocktails are always in vogue, and with EPIC Classic Vodka, you can be confident you and your guests will enjoy these time-tested, conversation-worthy creations without going over budget.

Sazerac Co. Introduces New EPIC Vodka.  (PRNewsFoto/Sazerac Company)

Sazerac Co. Introduces New EPIC Vodka. (PRNewsFoto/Sazerac Company)

Made with vodka imported from France, EPIC is on its way to becoming a classic itself.  Inspired by centuries-old distilling traditions, EPIC delivers a clean, crisp taste at an attractive price point.  Introduced earlier this year, EPIC Vodka is named for the great moments found in our lives, and, “We truly believe that each person defines what EPIC means to them,” said Tracey Clapp, marketing director, vodka.

EPIC is made with hand-selected wheat harvested from the Champagne region in France and is distilled in the Cognac region and recently received a 92/Excellent/Strongly Recommended rating at the 2013 Ultimate Spirits Competition. EPIC Classic Vodka is imported and bottled by the Sazerac Company, one of New Orleans’ oldest family owned, privately held companies with operations in New Orleans, Louisiana; Frankfort, Bardstown, Louisville and Owensboro, Kentucky; Fredericksburg, Virginia; Carson, California; Baltimore, Maryland; and Montreal Canada. EPIC vodka is available in a classic unflavored vodka (in 1.75 ml, Liter, 750 ml and 50 ml) at 80 proof and is supported at retail by case cards, large displays, channel cards and recipe booklets. Suggested retail pricing for EPIC 750 ml is $12.99.

Like its classic heritage, here are some classic cocktails to welcome fall:

EPIC Cosmopolitan

  • 1 ½ Ounces EPIC Classic Vodka
  • ½ Ounce Orange Liquor
  • 1 Teaspoon Lime Juice
  • 1 ½ Ounces Cranberry Juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon Twist for Garnish

Add vodka, orange liquor, lime juice, cranberry juice, and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake for a minute. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with lime twist. Serve.

Serve up EPIC Classics for Fall.  (PRNewsFoto/Sazerac Company)

Serve up EPIC Classics for Fall. (PRNewsFoto/Sazerac Company)

EPIC Wallbanger

  • 2 Ounces EPIC Classic Vodka
  • 1 Ounce Galliano Liquor
  • 6 Ounces Orange Juice
  • Ice
  • Orange Slice for Garnish

Mix together the vodka, ice, and orange juice. Float the Galliano on the top of the drink. Garnish with orange slice and then serve. Continue reading

Menswear designer Jhane Barnes to Be Honored as Marymount University’s 2014 Designer of the Year

Menswear designer Jhane Barnes has been selected to receive Marymount University’s 2014 Designer of the Year Award at Portfolio in Motion, the annual student fashion show. The show and award presentation will be held on the evening of Thursday, May 1, in the University’s Rose Benté Lee Center, located on Marymount’s Main Campus (2807 Jhane BarnesNorth Glebe Road).

Marymount’s Designer of the Year Award is presented each year to a fashion designer who has achieved excellence in the field and has captured the imagination of both the fashion industry and the public. Jhane Barnes joins an illustrious list of honorees that includes Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Isabel Toledo, Oscar de la Renta, Eileen Fisher, and Tadashi Shoji.

Portfolio in Motion is the culminating academic project for Marymount University’s fashion design and fashion merchandising students, and every aspect – from the jury-selected student designs to all elements of the show’s production – reflects their academic and creative efforts. After seeing the show, Jhane Barnes will review the senior fashion design students’ portfolios – sharing her expertise and giving invaluable advice as these students begin their fashion careers.

Jhane Barnes first became known for her creative menswear, which features unusual details and silhouettes, as well as unique fabrics. In 1980, at the age of 25, she was the youngest person and the first woman to win the prestigious Coty American Fashion Critics Award for Menswear. Among her earliest customers were John Lennon, Paul Simon, Elton John, Robin Williams, John Travolta, Jack Nicholson, and Danny Glover. Continue reading

GBK Presents a Luxury Gift Lounge Honoring the Nominees and Presenters of the 2013 Emmy® Awards, September 20th and 21st in Hollywood

Guests will enjoy luxury lifestyle gifts and an opportunity to participate in creative fundraising, while celebrating one of Hollywood’s most glamorous events.

GBK (www.gbkproductions.com), the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, honors the 2013 Emmy® Awards Nominees and Presenters with their Annual Gift Lounge on September 20th and 21st from 11:00 am – 6:00pm. The company, the recipient of multiple BizBash’s Award for “Best Gift Bag,” will offer its exclusive list of invited celebrities, VIPs, and Media an opportunity to view the luxurious environment with gifts, refreshments, and music. GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services.

A dazzling selection of jewelry awaits attending celebrities, including diamonds, pearls and hand-crafted accessories including gifts from: Sb Collections, gifting a colorful cluster of stones and pearls that is paired with one of their hand-stamped sterling silver tags; THE ARTISAN GROUP®, gifting the celebrities and members of the press a lovely collection of jewelry, stationery, fine art photography, spa and bath products, and other handcrafted gifts; and Helzberg Diamonds, gifting their exclusive INFINITY X INFINITY jewelry collection inspired by ABC Television’s primetime hit series “Revenge.”

An array of beauty and fashion products and services will fill the lounge including: Barbar Hair Tools, gifting their BARBAR 2600 Titanium Ionic Flat Iron; HEADWARE, gifting their Headware® and Loopscarf TM, multi-functional accessories; imPRESS Press On Manicure by Broadway Nails, get a salon perfect manicure in seconds with imPRESS; THE SWEAT SHOP LA, gifting infrared sauna sessions in their individual and private sauna rooms + vitamin/amino acid injections; TC Intimates – superior shapewear offered in high end department stores and boutiques; and Pelo Hair, Los Angeles gifting a Pelo Gift Card, Pelo Vibrant Hair Extensions and a Pelo Baseball Hat. Continue reading