Hennessy And World-Renowned Artist Ryan McGinness Team Up For The New Limited Edition Bottle

Continuing a legacy of artistic collaboration that spans centuries, Hennessy has partnered with multi-disciplinary artist Ryan McGinness to create the new Hennessy V.S Limited Edition by Ryan McGuinness Bottle, now available for purchase online and at select wine & spirits retailers nationwide. McGinness will also embark on a global tour with Hennessy beginning in August, with four US stops: New York, Miami, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

Hennessy V.S Limited Edition by Ryan McGinness Bottle and Case

Hennessy V.S Limited Edition by Ryan McGinness Bottle and Case

In 2015, the Maison Hennessy celebrates 250 years of an exceptional adventure that has linked the Hennessy and Fillioux families for seven generations and spanned five continents. It began in the French region of Cognac, the seat from which the Maison has constantly passed down the best the land has to give, from one generation to the next. Hennessy’s success and longevity are also the result of the values the Maison has upheld since its creation: a constant quest for innovation, and an unwavering commitment to Creation, Excellence, Legacy, and Sustainable Development.

The new Hennessy V.S Limited Edition is the fifth in a series that has included critically acclaimed artists, KAWS, Futura, Os Gemeos and Shepard Fairey, the collaboration with McGinness is a perfect embodiment of Hennessy’s 250 years of dedication to the art of blending. McGinness acknowledges the strong similarities between his artistic approach and the creation of Hennessy Cognac: “My process of combining elements and compounds to form mixtures parallels Hennessy’s artful blending of eaux-de-vie to create Cognac. The shared approach to our crafts is part science and part art.

Hennessy V.S Limited Edition Bottle by Ryan McGinness glows in the dark under black lighting

Hennessy V.S Limited Edition Bottle by Ryan McGinness glows in the dark under black lighting

The label on each individually numbered 750ml bottle features an innovative brand first: a radiating pattern in bright fluorescent colors that is illuminated when the bottle is placed under a black light. True to his style, McGinness also re-interpreted icons within Hennessy’s motif, including the brand’s coat of arms, and highlighted the bottle’s metadata – information found on the back of the label in fine print – through unique visual symbology. Known for using the visual language of contemporary symbology, the New York-based McGinness is credited with elevating the status of the icon to fine art. His works have been exhibited in museums around the world.
Ryan McGinness’ work reflects a fresh, energetic use of multiple elements- from colors to icons-to create designs of enduring impact. We are thrilled to be partnering with Ryan McGinness during our 250th Anniversary year. This new Hennessy V.S Limited Edition bottle design embodies his passion and commitment to his craft, the same characteristics Hennessy has pursued since 1765,” said Rodney Williams, Executive Vice President of Spirits, Moet Hennessy USA.
In addition to the 750ml bottle ($32), a limited number of deluxe sets in commemorative gift boxes ($150) are available. The Hennessy V.S Limited Edition by Ryan McGinness Deluxe Set features two individually numbered 750ml bottles with different adaptations of the design by the artist in black and fluorescent colors on a black background. The Deluxe set also includes a keepsake booklet, providing a special inside look at the collaboration, and two exclusive artwork coasters.

Ryan McGinness holds the Hennessy V.S Limited Edition bottle in his Chinatown Studio

Ryan McGinness holds the Hennessy V.S Limited Edition bottle in his Chinatown Studio

American artist Ryan McGinness is one of the most noted visual virtuosos of our time. Amidst a 20-plus year career of professional design work and exhibition, the Virginia-born artist has been heralded as “an art star” and “a leading pioneer of the new semiotics” by internationally regarded publications like The New York Times, Black Book and Vogue. McGinness has created some of the most renowned symbol-driven vernacular in the contemporary art world and his works have graced prestigious galleries and museums in United States and around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, MUSAC in Spain, and the Misumi Collection in Japan.
For more information about the Hennessy V.S Limited Edition bottle by Ryan McGinness, visit Hennessy.com

Beauty Tips for Great Summer Skin Care

We are now in the dog days of summer and the intense heat we (have had) and are experiencing is wrecking serious havoc with both our skin and lives. This is especially true in the Las Vegas desert. But experts from the city’s top spas are willing to share tips from their arsenal of beauty secrets on how to attain the best summer skin and hair, whether guests prefer to splurge at their on-site spa or try a DIY remedy at home. For those of us who doesn’t live or plan to travel to Las Vegas anytime soon, I also included are some pretty effective beauty products available on the market.

Reinvigorate Dull Skin
Expert: Jane Cox, Director at BATHHOUSE Spa at Delano Las Vegas

Indulge: The harsh transition between winter and summer can make the skin look dull. To revive a sluggish appearance, BATHHOUSE Spa at Delano Las Vegas offers its Tropical Scrub and Massage, which features a guava-scented scrub packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants to enliven and rejuvenate skin.

DIY: After being bundled up for so many months, Cox advises to let the skin breathe. It’s as simple as creating your own exfoliator – a sugar-and-salt scrub with equal portions sugar and salt mixed with your favorite essential oil – and applying a warm washcloth to the body. The mixture ensures that the dead cells of winter are scrubbed away, leaving skin smooth and bright.

For more than 80 years, Lancôme, the world’s leading luxury beauty brand, has epitomized beauty and glamour with a quintessential French touch. Women seeking the finest in beauty look to Lancôme for the highest quality in skincare, encased in timeless style and delivering scientifically proven results. The brand continues to strengthen its reputation as a makeup authority and skincare innovator, not merely keeping pace, but surpassing expectations by continually taking science and creativity to new levels.

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You can also tone and soften with Lancôme Absolue L’Extrait Mist ($140, www.lancome-usa.com/): This superfine hydrating mist is powered by natural rosewater, known for its ability to soften and hydrate skin. Each refreshing spritz not only smells like a rose garden, but also tones and moisturizes on contact. Lock in deep-diving hydration with Lancôme  Absolue Precious Oil ($185, www.lancome-usa.com/ ). This brilliant new face oil, made with Rose Essential Oils and seven other pure botanical essences, is brimming with natural antioxidants and vitamins to moisturize and revitalize all skin types. Drench your body in moisture with Lancôme Nutrix Royal Body Lotion. Enriched with Royal Jelly, Shea Butter and Chestnut Peptides, the light-textured lotion absorbs easily and boosts your body’s own natural moisture barrier for long-lasting comfort. Skin is left feeling luxuriously silky and smooth. ($33, www.lancome-usa.com/). Transform dry, rough spots with Lancôme Nutrix Royal Body Cream. Nurture extremely dry skin back to supple softness. Made with Royal Lipideum™, a unique technology enriched with Royal Jelly, the formula’s ideal for protecting skin against the effects of climate and seasonal changes, and especially good for softening rough spots. ($41, www.lancome-usa.com/)

Create a Summer Glow
Expert: Meredith Knaus, Lead Aesthetician at Spa Bellagio

Indulge: Who doesn’t want a flawless summer glow? While UV rays can leave lasting damage to the skin, Spa Bellagio solves the dilemma with its Body Bronzing with Exfoliation treatment, providing a safe alternative for achieving a beautiful golden tan. The spray tan includes a full-body exfoliation and customized sunless tanner application to give an instant glow that lasts for days.

DIY: To achieve a flawless do-it-yourself sunless tan, Kanaus’ biggest tip is to exfoliate before applying an at-home tanner. Using a mixture of coconut oil and sugar on the skin prior to a self-tanner application provides a foolproof way to create a long-lasting, streak-free glow in the comfort of your own home.

The experts from Curél Skincare know what it means to tackle dry skin issues so they’ve created a full line of moisturizing lotions for all skin types. Skin will feel happy and healthy all day long with Curél Daily Moisture Original Lotion. Featuring time-released moisturizers, this lotion hydrates and relieves dry, itchy, irritated skin. Clinically proven to provide 24 hours of continuous moisturizing, it will leave your skin smooth, comforted and intensely satisfied ($7.99, Drugstores and Mass Retailers).

If your skin is feeling parched from all the sun, choose Curél Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion. Ideal for severely dry skin, this formula has been clinically proven to repair and renew extra dry skin two times better than the leading intensive lotion. It contains extra-strength, naturally hydrating agents so skin feels soft, supple, and restored ($7.99, Drugstores and Mass Retailers.)

Sensitive skin? No worries, you can still feel radiant with Curél Fragrance Free Original Lotion. This fragrance-free and hypo-allergenic version of Curel Daily Moisture lotion also features time-released moisturizers. The dermatologist recommended non-greasy formula won’t clog pores, offers continuous hydration and is gentle enough to use on your face ($7.99, Drugstores and Mass Retailers).

Combat Sun Damage
Expert: Julia Shintaku, Lead Aesthetician at The Spa & Salon at ARIA

Indulge: For those who love to bask in the sun, The Spa & Salon at ARIA features the Island Guava Wrap, allowing sunbathers to repair dry or peeling skin. The perfect mixture of a smoothing exfoliate and buttery anti-aging guava cream creates a vitamin-rich body masque that leaves skin revitalized after a day in the sun.

DIY: Shintaku has a recipe to create a similar scrub at home. After applying a thin layer of virgin coconut oil to make the scrub more effective, mix three parts raw sugar cane and one part coconut oil with one piece of blended summer fruit, such as guava. Spread this mixture from head to toe and leave on for five minutes to rid skin of redness and irritation.

It’s also no secret that even stepping outside can impact your skin – leading to clogged pores, dry skin and even wrinkles and age spots – so make sure you are doing everything you can to keep your skin looking and feeling great including using Avon’s Skinvincible Collection to protect against those environmental factors.

Avon's ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Multi-Shield Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 and ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Deep Recovery Cream ($36 each available through an Avon representative or www.avon.com)

Avon’s ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Multi-Shield Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 and ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Deep Recovery Cream ($36 each available through an Avon representative or http://www.avon.com)

Imagine a cream that could make your skin look virtually immune to aging, extreme temperatures, pollution, UV exposure and other external factors can all cause dehydration and premature skin aging. Avon developed ANEW Clinical Skinvincible to not only help shield your skin from this daily assault, but to also reduce the look of age signs that can result from it—even diminishing the look of wrinkles your skin has had for years. Avon’s ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Multi-Shield Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 and ANEW Clinical Skinvincible Deep Recovery Cream ($36 each available through an Avon representative or www.avon.com) repair the look of years of age damage and, when used together, they optimize skin health. These multi-tasking hypoallergenic products are suitable for sensitive skin yet deliver the powerful anti-aging benefits of a treatment with all the hydrating nourishment of a moisturizer. Continue reading