FIRST-EVER U.S. OLYMPIC ICE DANCING GOLD MEDALISTS MERYL DAVIS AND CHARLIE WHITE TO BE FEATURED ON SPECIAL-EDITION BOXES OF KELLOGG’S® CORN FLAKES®

After U.S. Olympic ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White’s record-breaking  gold medal win at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games – the first gold in the event for a U.S. ice dancing team – Kellogg’s® announced today that the pair will be featured on special-edition boxes of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes®. Davis and White finished with a combined score of 195.52, earning a 78.89 in the short dance and 116.63 in the free dance – both world records.

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We’re so proud of Meryl and Charlie – their great start together on an ice rink in Michigan has truly led to great things,” said Noel Geoffroy, senior vice president, Marketing & Innovation for Kellogg U.S. Morning Foods. “Over the course of the last few days, we have all watched Meryl and Charlie wow the world with their incredible ice dancing prowess. As has become the tradition, we at Kellogg wanted to show our support by capturing the image of their historic win on the front of Corn Flakes boxes.”

“Charlie and I have finally reached our goal of winning a gold medal for Team USA,” said Davis. “Kellogg’s was always part of my childhood, so it’s exciting to be pictured on a Kellogg’s box. It’s such an awesome reminder of what we’ve achieved thanks to our great starts.

Our great start helped us reach our full potential, and this gold medal represents everything we’ve worked for,” said White. “Meryl and I are proud to have brought home a win for our country andTeam Kellogg’s, and to see our faces on the front of a Corn Flakesbox is just surreal.”

With only 1,000 featured boxes being produced, this collectible item will be available beginning Feb. 24 for a limited time, for members of the Kellogg’s Family Rewards program exclusively. Fans can visit KelloggsFamilyRewards.com for information about how to become a member and redeem Kellogg’s product codes for their very own collectible box while supplies last.You can also view Davis and White’s Start Story video, “Destiny,” available atkelloggs.com/teamusa, to learn more about their journey toward the Sochi Games.

Anne Hathaway To Present On Oscar® Sunday

Oscar winner Anne Hathaway will present at this year’s Oscars®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC.

Oscar® winner Anne Hathaway will present at this year’s Oscars®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC. credit: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Oscar® winner Anne Hathaway will present at this year’s Oscars®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC.
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Hathaway won last year’s Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in “Les Misérables.” She was previously nominated for her leading role in the 2008 film “Rachel Getting Married.” Hathaway, who made her feature film debut in 2001’s “The Princess Diaries,” has starred in films including “Ella Enchanted,” “The Devil Wears Prada” and “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Daniel Day-Lewis to Return To Present On Oscar® Sunday, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Honors 52 Individuals at The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on February 15, 2013, in Beverly Hills, California. First row (left to right): Kristen Bell, Peter W. Anderson, Charles “Tad” Marburg, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Richard Edlund and Michael B. Jordan. Second row: Jeremy Selan, Andre Gauthier, Jan Sperling, Etienne Brandt, Gifford Hooper, Philip George and Robert Lanciault. Third row: Ronald D. Henderson, Dan Piponi, Ian Sachs, Olivier Maury, Tony Postiau, Emmanuel Prévinaire, Yves Boudreault and Benoit Sevigny. Fourth row: Chris Perry, Peter Huang, Thomas Lokovic, Areito Echevarria, Dr. Peter Hillman, Martin Hill, Nick McKenzie, Jon Allitt and Jim Hourihan. Fifth row: Greg Humphreys, Joshua Pines, Colin Doncaster, Janne Kontkanen, David Cardwell, Csaba Kohegyi, Pat Hanrahan, Tibor Madjar, David Register and Curtis Clark. Sixth row: Matt Pharr, Joe Mancewicz, Hans Rijpkema, Johannes Saam, Chris Cooper, Eric Veach, Andrew Camenisch, Ofer Alon, Florian Kainz, Jeffery Yost, Philip Hubbard, Lou Levinson and David Reisner. keywords: 86th Academy Awards, Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards credit: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on February 15, 2013, in Beverly Hills, California.
First row (left to right): Kristen Bell, Peter W. Anderson, Charles “Tad” Marburg, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Richard Edlund and Michael B. Jordan.
Second row: Jeremy Selan, Andre Gauthier, Jan Sperling, Etienne Brandt, Gifford Hooper, Philip George and Robert Lanciault.
Third row: Ronald D. Henderson, Dan Piponi, Ian Sachs, Olivier Maury, Tony Postiau, Emmanuel Prévinaire, Yves Boudreault and Benoit Sevigny.
Fourth row: Chris Perry, Peter Huang, Thomas Lokovic, Areito Echevarria, Dr. Peter Hillman, Martin Hill, Nick McKenzie, Jon Allitt and Jim Hourihan.
Fifth row: Greg Humphreys, Joshua Pines, Colin Doncaster, Janne Kontkanen, David Cardwell, Csaba Kohegyi, Pat Hanrahan, Tibor Madjar, David Register and Curtis Clark.
Sixth row: Matt Pharr, Joe Mancewicz, Hans Rijpkema, Johannes Saam, Chris Cooper, Eric Veach, Andrew Camenisch, Ofer Alon, Florian Kainz, Jeffery Yost, Philip Hubbard, Lou Levinson and David Reisner.
credit: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Images photographed by Todd Wawrychuk/©A.M.P.A.S., Michael Yada/©A.M.P.A.S. and Aaron Poole/©A.M.P.A.S.

Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis will return to present at this year’s Oscars®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC.

Winning for the title role in last year’s “Lincoln,” Day-Lewis has also been nominated for five Oscars in the lead actor category. His previous wins were for the 2007 film “There Will Be Blood” and 1989’s “My Left Foot.” He also received nominations for his starring roles in “Gangs of New York” (2002) and “In the Name of the Father” (1993).

Actors Kristen Bell (left) and Michael B. Jordan during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on February 15, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California. credit: Aaron Poole / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Actors Kristen Bell (left) and Michael B. Jordan during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on February 15, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California.
credit: Aaron Poole / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Actors Kristen Bell and Michael B. Jordan hosted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 15, at The Beverly Hills Hotel and presented 19 awards to 52 individual recipients during the evening.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on February 15, 2013, in Beverly Hills, California. Pictured (left to right): Michael B. Jordan, Charles “Tad” Marburg, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Peter W. Anderson, Richard Edlund and Kristen Bell.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on February 15, 2013, in Beverly Hills, California. Pictured (left to right): Michael B. Jordan, Charles “Tad” Marburg, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Peter W. Anderson, Richard Edlund and Kristen Bell.

Science and Technology Council Chairman Richard Edlund (left) and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on February 15, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California.

Science and Technology Council Chairman Richard Edlund (left) and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on February 15, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California.

Jeremy Selan during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on February 15, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California.

Jeremy Selan during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on February 15, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California.

Dr. Peter Hillman during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on February 15, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California.

Dr. Peter Hillman during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on February 15, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California.

Matt Pharr (left) and Pat Hanrahan during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on February 15, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California.

Matt Pharr (left) and Pat Hanrahan during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on February 15, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California.

Jan Sperling, Emmanuel Prévinaire, Etienne Brandt and  Tony Postiau during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on February 15, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California.

Jan Sperling, Emmanuel Prévinaire, Etienne Brandt and
Tony Postiau during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on February 15, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California.

Portions of the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation will be included in the Oscar telecast. Continue reading

Absolut® Unveils Its First State-Inspired Vodka Honoring The Lone Star State

Cucumber and Serrano Chili Flavors Celebrate the Best of Contemporary Texas

Today, the world’s most iconic vodka brand unveils its eighth and latest addition to the Absolut® Limited Editions portfolio with the launch of Absolut® Texas – the brand’s first and only state-inspired flavor. Internationally renowned San Antonio-based artist Cruz Ortiz designed the Absolut® Texas bottle as a modern take on classic Texas iconography.

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Absolut® Texas is the eighth flavor in the US brand’s Limited Edition portfolio, which launched in 2007 with the introduction of Absolut® New Orleans, a flavor reminiscent of the Big Easy. Each year since, Absolut® has introduced the following US limited edition flavors – Absolut® Los Angeles in 2008, Absolut® Boston in 2009, Absolut® Brooklyn in 2010, Absolut® San Francisco in 2011, Absolut® Miami in 2012 and Absolut® Chicago in 2013.

The taste of Absolut® Texas is rich and smooth with notes of fresh cucumber, and a warm spicy character; inspired by the flavors of Southwestern cuisine. It pairs well with a myriad of ingredients, such as cranberry, cilantro and grapefruit soda.

“From the unique Southwestern flavor to the one-of-a-kind bottle design, Absolut® Texas is our biggest and boldest Limited Edition flavor to-date,” said Afdhel Aziz, Brand Director, Absolut Vodka, Pernod Ricard USA. “Absolut® Texas was truly designed as a celebration of all the best that contemporary Texas has to offer.”

Cruz’s bottle design features a modern spin on iconic Texas imagery, including a “cosmic caballero” cowboy boot against a stylized Texas landscape and his take on the Texas Star.  The bottle also features Absolut® founder Lars Olsson Smith wearing a cowboy hat, marking only the second time in the brand’s history in which Smith’s logo has been altered.

Tex´n Cran

2 parts Absolut Texas
3 parts Cranberry juice

Build over ice in a highball glass, and garnish with two slices of cucumber (or a lime wedge).

Absolut® Texas is now available in 750ml bottles with a suggested retail price of $19.99. For more information about this instant Southwestern staple, visit www.absolut.com/texas.

Drai’s Beach Club – Nightclub To Debut In Las Vegas Memorial Weekend At The Cromwell

Stunning new 65,000 square foot, day and night experience perched high atop the Strip’s first stand-alone boutique hotel and casino in the heart of Las Vegas

 In a city where evolution is part of the revolution, nightlife impresario and hospitality visionary Victor Drai has built a reputation in Las Vegas by staying one-step ahead of the ordinary: creating new multi-sensory experiences that take entertainment, nightlife and dining to new heights.  Having made a name for himself by reimagining Las Vegas nightlife, Drai is set to transform the day life and nightlife scene with his new rooftop pool venue. Set to open Memorial Day Weekend 2014Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub is perched 11 stories above Las Vegas Blvd. on the rooftop of the new 188 room and suite resort, The Cromwell (the first stand-alone boutique hotel on the Strip).

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Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub, designed and operated by nightlife impresario, Victor Drai , will span 65,000 square-foot with day and nightlife experiences boasting open-air, panoramic views from 11 stories above the iconic Las Vegas skyline

Following a $185 million renovation of the former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, the resort is situated on the bustling corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road. The Cromwell will bring an exclusive, luxury lifestyle hotel experience to the Strip, focusing on hospitality, amenities and personalized service. An intimate collection of 188 rooms and suites, a 40,000 square-foot casino space, and the first-ever restaurant by celebrity chef and television personality Giada De Laurentiis will set the resort apart, while the rooftop pool experience will redefine Las Vegas nightlife culture. Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub, designed and operated by nightlife impresario, Victor Drai , will span 65,000 square-foot with day and nightlife experiences boasting open-air, panoramic views from 11 stories above the iconic Las Vegas skyline. For more information visit www.TheCromwell.com

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Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub, designed and operated by nightlife impresario, Victor Drai , will span 65,000 square-foot with day and nightlife experiences boasting open-air, panoramic views from 11 stories above the iconic Las Vegas skyline

With Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub, Drai has created a striking new venue that is unique and groundbreaking; a celebration dedicated to design and sophistication that will return the social experience back to the Las Vegas club scene. At more than 65,000 square feet, Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub will welcome guests all day and all night, featuring the Strip’s only rooftop pool and deck with an indoor/outdoor club, panoramic views of the entire Las Vegas Strip, the most exciting new DJs from around the globe and an unparalleled guest experience.

I have been in the Las Vegas nightlife business for 15 years and I’m not only building the best nightclub in Las Vegas, I’m going to usher in a new era for nightlife and day life in Las Vegas,” explains Drai. “The mega-clubs have become nothing more than large music venues for million dollar DJs.  We are creating a 360-degree experience.  Wherever you turn you will be awed by the design, the technology, the music, the service and most importantly, the experience.  We have designed the club to be visual, sensual, sexy and social.”  Continue reading

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona Announces New Luxurious Suites

After five successful years as one of the best hotels in the city,Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is pleased to announce the addition of 17 spacious and luxurious suites and five additional rooms to its inventory, bringing the total room count to 120.

The Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is an elegant, contemporary hotel in the heart of the avant-garde city’s celebrated Passeig de Mandarin_Oriental_Hotel_Group_gold_logoGracia. Located in a renovated mid-20th century building, it offers exceptional services and facilities including an award-winning spa, innovative dining at Blanc Brasserie & Gastrobar and two Michelin-starred dining by Carme Ruscalleda, within an exquisite interior created by world renowned Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola.

The new rooms/suites are all easily accessible via the main building. Each of the new rooms and suites range from 475 to more than 1,300 square feet, and all have been exquisitely designed with an emphasis on style and space.

Beginning in April 2014, guests can benefit from the Suite Temptations package available for three nights through July with a range of fantastic benefits including a spa credit, daily buffet breakfast and an extra complimentary night.

The award-winning Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, who was responsible for the distinctive interior design of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, has been re-commissioned to create the decor for the new rooms, following the same avant-garde and cosmopolitan style that characterizes the hotel.

The luxurious suites enjoy the addition of balconies overlooking Passeig de Gracia and the famous modernist landmark building from Gaudi, Casa Batllo, or the hotel’s peaceful Mimosa garden. Fusing contemporary design with elements of the Group’s oriental heritage, these over-sized suites offer a splendid blend of comfort, style and luxury, providing a luxurious environment for entertaining, leisure or business, with private butler service available to cater to all guest needs. All rooms and suites are equipped with the latest in sophisticated technology and entertainment facilities that the Group is renowned for.

We are delighted to launch our new additional suites,” said Gerard Sintes, General Manager. “With this addition, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona offers guests more choice and a unique degree of luxury and exclusivity, all of which reaffirms our position as one of the most prestigious hotels in Europe, with a spectacular location in the heart of the city.

 

Gap Presents “Lived-In” Spring Campaign Featuring Cast Of Emerging Artists

Brings to Life Relaxed and Authentic Spring Collection

Launching today, “Lived-In,” Gap‘s global marketing campaign celebrates an authentic attitude, also captured in the brand’s spring product collection featuring a modern and youthful interpretation of classic, casual styles.

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Gap Presents “Lived-In” Spring Campaign Featuring Birdy and Cast Of Emerging Artists. (PRNewsFoto/Gap Inc.)

For years, Gap has shared its belief in the power of the individual by highlighting people who are always their most authentic selves. This season, the “Lived-In” attitude is brought to life by a cast of emerging and talented young artists including musicians, singers, actors and photographers.

Gap Presents "Lived-In" Spring Campaign Featuring Cast Of Emerging Artists.  (PRNewsFoto/Gap Inc.)

Gap Presents “Lived-In” Spring Campaign Featuring Theophilus London and Cast Of Emerging Artists. (PRNewsFoto/Gap Inc.)

The spring collection, the first line developed by Creative Director Rebekka Bay, continues Gap’s expression of American optimism and casual style that feels as authentic as the talents of the artist wearing them in the campaign. The collection is both authentic and relaxed – encompassing womens, mens, kids and babies, all with a new washed down color palette and fabrics that look and feel like you’ve owned them forever. Continue reading