David Beckham and Kevin Hart Star in New H&M Campaign

For his new H&M campaign, David Beckham has teamed up with actor and comedian Kevin Hart to give a humorous take on the world of Beckham himself. In the campaign, for the new Modern Essentials selected by David Beckham autumn 2015 collection, Hart plays a method actor preparing to take on the role of Beckham. The video will debut on hm.com on 28 September, and in cinemas and on TV on 30 September, alongside a print and billboard campaign.DB_KH_1

This year, as part of its long-term relationship with David, H&M launched Modern Essentials selected by David Beckham. It’s his pick of the wardrobe essentials a man needs each season, and this new autumn 2015 collection is available in every H&M store that sells menswear from the beginning of October.DB_KH_2

Kevin Hart is one of the funniest, smartest guys around. I love to do the unexpected for my H&M campaigns. I hope everyone enjoys watching it as much as I did making it,” says David Beckham.

Kevin Hart is one of the world’s best loved comedians. He is the star of films such as Get Hard, The Wedding Ringer and Ride Along, and his current stand-up tour “What Now?”.

To be able to make fun of a global icon like David Beckham is a comedian’s dream. I love fashion as much as I love sports, which is why I was so excited to star in David’s new H&M campaign,” says Kevin Hart.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Presents Major Alberto Burri Retrospective, Alberto Burri: The Trauma Of Painting

First Exhibition in the United States in Over 35 Years Devoted to the Italian Artist

Alberto Burri in his studio in Case Nove di Morra, Città di Castello, Italy, 1982 Photo: Aurelio Amendola © Aurelio Amendola, Pistoia, Italy

Alberto Burri in his studio in Case Nove di Morra, Città di Castello, Italy, 1982. Photo: Aurelio Amendola © Aurelio Amendola, Pistoia, Italy

From October 9, 2015, to January 6, 2016, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum ( 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York) will present a major retrospective—Alberto Burri: The Trauma Of Painting–the first in the United States in more than thirty-five years and the most comprehensive in this country—devoted to the work of Italian artist Alberto Burri (1915–1995). Exploring the beauty and complexity of Burri’s process-based works, the exhibition positions the artist as a central protagonist of post–World War II art and revises traditional narratives of the cultural exchanges between the United States and Europe in the 1950s and ’60s.

Rosso plastica (Red Plastic), 1961 Plastic (PVC), acrylic, and combustion on plastic (PE) and black fabric, 142 x 153 cm Modern Art Foundation © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome Photo: Massimo Napoli, Rome, courtesy Modern Art Foundation

Rosso plastica (Red Plastic), 1961. Plastic (PVC), acrylic, and combustion on plastic (PE) and black fabric, 142 x 153 cm. Modern Art Foundation. © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: Massimo Napoli, Rome, courtesy Modern Art Foundation

Burri broke with the gestural, painted surfaces of both American Abstract Expressionism and European Art Informel by manipulating unorthodox pigments and humble, prefabricated materials. A key figure in the transition from collage to assemblage, Burri barely used paint or brush, and instead worked his surfaces with stitching and combustion, among other signal processes. With his torn and mended burlap sacks, “hunchback” canvases, and melted industrial plastics, Burri often made allusions to skin and wounds, but in a purely abstract idiom. The tactile quality of his work anticipated Post-Minimalist and feminist art of the 1960s, while his red, black, and white “material monochromes” defied notions of purity and reductive form associated with American formalist modernism. Bringing together more than one hundred works, including many that have never before been seen outside of Italy, the exhibition demonstrates how Burri blurred the line between painting and sculptural relief and created a new kind of picture-object that directly influenced Neo-Dada, Process art, and Arte Povera.

Grande cretto nero (Large Black Cretto), 1977 Acrylic and PVA on Celotex, 149.5 x 249.5 cm Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne/Centre de création industrielle, Gift of the artist, 1978 © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome Photo: © CNAC/MNAM/Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, New York

Grande cretto nero (Large Black Cretto), 1977. Acrylic and PVA on Celotex, 149.5 x 249.5 cm. Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne/Centre de création industrielle, Gift of the artist, 1978
© Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: © CNAC/MNAM/Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, New York

Francesca Lavazza said: “Alberto Burri’s birth date of 1915 represents a major moment in Italian history, marking the nation’s entrance into World War I, but also the establishment of Lavazza’s longstanding headquarters in Turin. This year, Lavazza is proud to celebrate its own 120th birthday with support for this sweeping exhibition of one of the pioneers of modernism, and by joining the Guggenheim in showing Burri and his enduring influence upon the art world on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Grande ferro M 4 (Large Iron M 4), 1959  Welded iron sheet metal and tacks on wood framework, 199.8 x 189.9 cm  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 60.1572  © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome  Photo: Kristopher McKay © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Grande ferro M 4 (Large Iron M 4), 1959. Welded iron sheet metal and tacks on wood framework, 199.8 x 189.9 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 60.1572. © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: Kristopher McKay © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Burri is best known for his series of Sacchi (sacks) made of stitched and patched remnants of torn burlap bags, in some cases combined with fragments of discarded clothing. Far less familiar to American audiences are the artist’s other series, which this exhibition represents in depth: Catrami (tars), Muffe (molds), Gobbi (hunchbacks, or canvases with protrusions), Bianchi (white monochromes), Legni (wood combustions), Ferri (irons, or protruding wall reliefs made from prefabricated cold-rolled steel), Combustioni plastiche (plastic combustions, or melted plastic sheeting), Cretti (induced craquelure, or cracking), and Cellotex works (flayed and peeled fiberboard).

Nero bianco e sacco (Black White and Sack), ca. 1954 Oil, fabric, burlap, pumice, and PVA on canvas, 125 x 107 cm Courtesy Galleria Tega, Milan © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome Photo: Paolo Vandrasch and Romina Bettega

Nero bianco e sacco (Black White and Sack), ca. 1954. Oil, fabric, burlap, pumice, and PVA on canvas, 125 x 107 cm. Courtesy Galleria Tega, Milan. © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: Paolo Vandrasch and Romina Bettega

The exhibition unfolds on the ramps of the Guggenheim both chronologically and organized by series, following the artist’s movement from one set of materials, processes, and colors to the next. Throughout his career, Burri also engaged with the history of painting, reflecting his deep familiarity with the Renaissance art of his native Umbria. The exhibition also reveals the dialogue with American Minimalism that informed Burri’s later Cretti and Cellotex works and features a new film on his enormous Grande cretto (Large Cretto, 1985–89), a Land art memorial to the victims of a 1968 earthquake in Gibellina, Sicily.

Born in Città di Castello, Italy, in 1915, Burri trained to be a doctor and served as a medic in the Italian army in North Africa during World War II. Following his unit’s capture in Tunisia in 1943, he was interned at a prisoner-of-war camp in Hereford, Texas, where he began painting. After his return to Italy in 1946, Burri devoted himself to art—a decision prompted by his firsthand experiences of war, deprivation, and Italy’s calamitous defeat. His first solo show, at Rome’s Galleria La Margherita in 1947, featured landscapes and still lifes. After a trip to Paris in 1948–49, he began to experiment with tarry substances, ground pumice, industrial enamel paints, and metal armatures and formed accretions and gashes that destroy the integrity of the picture plane. He then traumatized the very structure of painting by puncturing, exposing, and reconstituting the support. Instead of using the traditional cohesive piece of stretched canvas, Burri assembled his works from piecemeal rags, broken wood veneer, welded steel sheets, or layers of melted plastic—stitching, riveting, soldering, stapling, gluing, and burning his materials along the way. His work demolished and reconfigured the Western pictorial tradition, while transforming the scale and affective power of modernist collage.

Rosso gobbo (Red Hunchback), 1953 Acrylic, fabric, and resin on canvas; metal rod on verso, 56.5 x 85 cm Private collection, Rome © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015  Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

Rosso gobbo (Red Hunchback), 1953. Acrylic, fabric, and resin on canvas; metal rod on verso, 56.5 x 85 cm
Private collection, Rome. © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015. Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

Though considered an Italian artist, Burri married an American dancer, Minsa Craig, and, beginning in 1963, resided annually in Los Angeles during the winter months. In 1978 the artist established the Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri in Città di Castello. The Fondazione Burri today operates two museums in his hometown that present artwork he personally installed, the Palazzo Albizzini and the Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco. The Fondazione is lending two pictures pulled directly from its permanent collection exhibition: Grande bianco (Large White, 1952) and Grande bianco (Large White, 1956). The former is one of three large textile collages that Robert Rauschenberg saw in Burri’s Rome studio in early 1953. Those three grand works will be reunited in the exhibition.

Installation View: Inaugural Selection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 21, 1959–June 19, 1960 Third from left: Alberto Burri's Legno e bianco 1 (Wood and White 1, 1956) Photo: © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Installation View: Inaugural Selection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 21, 1959–June 19, 1960. Third from left: Alberto Burri’s Legno e bianco 1 (Wood and White 1, 1956). Photo: © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Legno e bianco I (Wood and White I), 1956 Wood veneer, combustion, acrylic, and Vinavil on canvas, 87.7 x 159 cm Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 57.1463 © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

Legno e bianco I (Wood and White I), 1956. Wood veneer, combustion, acrylic, and Vinavil on canvas, 87.7 x 159 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 57.1463. © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

Lo strappo (The Rip), 1952 Oil, fabric, thread, pumice, and Vinavil, 87 x 58 cm Collezione Beatrice Monti della Corte © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome Photo: © Christie’s Image Ltd

Lo strappo (The Rip), 1952. Oil, fabric, thread, pumice, and Vinavil, 87 x 58 cm. Collezione Beatrice Monti della Corte. © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello/2015 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: © Christie’s Image Ltd

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Guggenheim Museum led an in-depth conservation study of the artworks assembled for the retrospective as well as numerous other works from the various series. The study, which involved the efforts of a multidisciplinary team of curators, conservation scientists, and painting, paper, objects, and textile conservators, analyzed the wide variety of original and complex materials and working methods Burri used. Continue reading

Las Vegas Sands Builds Record 200,000 Hygiene Kits for Clean the World

On September 26th, Las Vegas Sands Corp. and international social enterprise Clean the World completed an unprecedented 24-hour global volunteer effort to build 200,000 hygiene kits that will be distributed to populations in need worldwide, including to help homeless people in the United States.

Las Vegas Sands is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen, and anchored by the core tenets of delivering a great working environment for nearly 50,000 employees worldwide, driving impact through its Sands Cares corporate citizenship program and leading innovation with the company’s award-winning Sands ECO360° global sustainability program.

More than 1,000 volunteers at The Venetian Las Vegas assemble hygiene kits as part of the Las Vegas Sands Global Hygiene Kit Build with Clean the World, a 24-hour global effort that took place sequentially at Las Vegas Sands' Singapore, Macao, Bethlehem and Las Vegas properties.  Volunteers worked around the clock and around the globe to build 200,000 hygiene kits, the most ever assembled for Clean the World, for people in need. (PRNewsFoto/Las Vegas Sands)

More than 1,000 volunteers at The Venetian Las Vegas assemble hygiene kits as part of the Las Vegas Sands Global Hygiene Kit Build with Clean the World, a 24-hour global effort that took place sequentially at Las Vegas Sands’ Singapore, Macao, Bethlehem and Las Vegas properties. Volunteers worked around the clock and around the globe to build 200,000 hygiene kits, the most ever assembled for Clean the World, for people in need. (PRNewsFoto/Las Vegas Sands)

More than 4,000 LVS Team Members and community volunteers participated in the Las Vegas Sands Global Hygiene Build with Clean the World – which was both organizations’ largest volunteer effort to date, resulting in the most kits ever built for Clean the World at one time. The build was held at LVS’ Singapore, Macao, Bethlehem and Las Vegas properties sequentially and all within a 24-hour period on Saturday, September 26th, starting at Marina Bay Sands, LVS’ property in Singapore, at 9 am. locally and culminating at 6 pm. Pacific Time in Las Vegas. The effort was part of LVS’s global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares, and its ongoing partnership with Clean the World.

Clean the World is a social enterprise with the mission of saving millions of lives around the world. Clean the World is at the forefront to lead a Global Hygiene Revolution by distributing recycled soap and hygiene products to children and families in in need. Clean the World is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities with more than 4,000 hotel and resort partners, and 500 event partners, throughout North America. Since 2009, the organization has distributed more than 25 million bars of soap to children and families in 99 countries worldwide, while fulfilling an environmental mission by diverting 3,800 tons of hotel waste from polluting5568872246_7211ca645e_b

Through this ambitious global Sands Cares event, we are helping hundreds of thousands of people without access to hygiene supplies to help them stay healthy,” said Ron Reese, senior vice president of corporate communications at LVS. “Today showed the amazing impact people can have by uniting around a single mission.”

Each hygiene kit contains soap and other hygiene items collected from Clean the World’s hospitality partners, including LVS properties globally. Soap is recycled through Clean the World’s sanitation and processing equipment and packed with other amenities, such as shampoo, conditioner, a toothbrush and toothpaste, to form individual personal care kits.

The global event was underwritten by LVS and also received additional support from Sysco. LVS and Clean the World have a strong partnership built upon a collective commitment to help people in need while protecting the planet. Since 2011, LVS and Clean the World have recycled more than 50 tons of waste from LVS properties into more than 550,000 bars of soap.

Today’s accomplishment illustrates the collective commitment of Las Vegas Sands and Clean the World to make our world healthier through sustainable solutions that address and solve social ills. A global build of this magnitude makes far-reaching impact, providing reclaimed hygiene supplies to people and places we normally can’t reach – a win for people and a win for the planet,” said Shawn Seipler, founder and CEO of Clean the World.

LVS’ partnership with Clean the World is part of the company’s global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares. Announced in April 2014, Sands Cares manifests the company’s core corporate social responsibility focus: supporting people in the company and the hospitality industry, making local communities where LVS operates a better place to live and reducing environmental impact on the planet. Sands Cares unites corporate and property-level giving in communities where LVS operates to address the most pressing issues in local communities and make them better places to live. For more information about Sands Cares and key initiatives, please visit www.sandscares.sands.com. Continue reading

Richmond Celebrates The Inaugural RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival

 

On Friday, October 23, 2015, Richmond, Virginia, will celebrate the very best distilled spirits from around the world at the inaugural RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival. From 6-9 PM, the John Marshall Ballroom (101 N 5th St, Richmond, VA 23219) will host 700 attendees at the one-of-a-kind spirits tasting, featuring over 100 of the finest whiskeys, scotches, vodkas, rums and tequilas. A heavy roster of the most knowledgeable brand ambassadors and industry personalities will also be on hand to help guide, inform, and entertain you. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the event. You can view the menu here. There will be a silent auction where you may bid on items of interest. All proceeds go to the evening’s designated charity.

The inaugural RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival benefits FRIENDS Association for Children, a 144-year-old, Richmond-based charitable organization that provides children, ages six weeks to 17 years, with a broad array of services including critical literacy and developmental skills needed to succeed in school and in life.

David Young, Executive Director of FRIENDS Association for Children, feels an event such as this offers a unique opportunity to engage with a new audience. “When the idea of the RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival came upon us, it seemed to me a no-brainer to get involved. With this type of event we will be directly engaging a non-traditional donor base,” he says. “We are very excited about the possibilities of this event, now and moving forward.”

The RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival will provide a kiosk where patrons may purchase many of the spirits featured (and sampled) at the event utilizing the VA ABC’s new online ordering system. iPads will be available for you to directly make your purchase at the event. Your order will be waiting at your local ABC store for pick up.

Should you find yourself in the position of being too “spirited” and unable to drive, cabs are readily available to and from the John Marshall. Uber is also a good option for the evening. Or, you can grab a hotel room at any number of options within walking distance of the venue.

For a limited time, tickets to the event (regularly $100) will be specially priced at two-for-one.
Tickets and information can be found at
RVAwhiskeyfest.com.

 

Shopbop.com Launches The Principle Collection

The Exclusive Denim Collection Features Customized Styles From The World’s Leading Brands

Shopbop.com, the premier, global shopping destination for women, announces the launch of The Principle Collection. An exclusive denim line out today, The Principle Collection is comprised of 15 unique styles, each created in partnership with a top denim brand in the industry. 
Working with over 1,000 brands worldwide, Shopbop.com offers women in 165 countries an assortment of ready-to-wear and accessories with fast, free global shipping worldwide and free returns in the U.S. and Canada.

Shopbop Logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Shopbop.com)

Shopbop Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Shopbop.com)

Launched over 15 years ago as a denim-centric online boutique, today Shopbop continues to be a go-to resource for the most coveted denim brands worldwide, with over 1,000 jeans currently on site. The Principle Collection was born out of this extensive knowledge of the denim category and obsession with finding the perfect fit. Working closely with designers from leading labels to customize everything from silhouettes and washes to tailoring and hardware, Shopbop presents a highly curated and beloved range of styles and fits that comprise the modern dream denim wardrobe.

Ranging in price from $98 to $345, the Principle Collection features:
– 3×1 High Rise Cropped Micro Flare
– AG High Rise Ankle Skinny
– Blank Denim Vegan Leather Ankle Skinny
– Citizen of Humanity “Girlfriend” Slim Slouchy
– Current/Elliott Boyfriend Jean
– FRAME Paperbag Waist Wide Leg
– J Brand Trouser Jean
– McGuire Mid Rise Patch Pocket Flare
– MiH High Rise Super Flare
– MiH Petite High Rise Super Flare 
– MOTHER Straight Leg
– Paige Mid Rise Slim Bootcut
– Paige Petite Mid Rise Slim Bootcut
– Rag & Bone/Jean Pencil Leg Straight

R13 Mid Rise Skinny

One key element in the collection is the standardization of rises throughout the line, with all mid-rises at 9.8″ and high-rises at 10.8″. This simplistic approach allows the Shopbop girl to know her preference after trying her first pair, even if she’s purchasing across brands. In addition, special tweaks were made to pre-existing cult-favorite styles to optimize fit, including an updated ankle length on the Blank Denim Vegan Leather Ankle Skinny to avoid bunching at the hem and giving the Paige Mid-Rise Slim Bootcut a slimmer, ultra-flattering cut. Two silhouettes, the Citizens of Humanity “Girlfriend” Slim Slouchy and the FRAME Paperbag Waist Wide Leg, are completely new introductions for the brands while MiH offers their first-ever petite option, the Petite High Rise Super Flare.


With over 15 years of working with the top denim designers in the industry and a history of discovering new brands, we recognized an opportunity to combine our experience in the category with our deep knowledge of the Shopbop customer,” says Darcy Penick, Chief Merchandising Officer, Shopbop. “By focusing on how she shops for jeans and her preferences–and identifying the most standout qualities from some of our favorite brands– The Principle Collection offers customized pairs that particularly appeal to our shopper’s wardrobe needs and that she won’t find anywhere else.

The Principle Collection‘s signature silhouettes are available year round, with special seasonal washes and extensions planned for the future. Shopbop offers 24/7 customer service in multiple languages, fast, free global shipping and free returns in the U.S. and Canada as well as Amazon Prime benefits for members who order within the U.S. (Shopbop is part of the Amazon.com Inc. group of companies.)

Dunkin’ Donuts To Celebrate National Coffee Day With Free Medium Hot Or Iced Dark Roast Coffee For All Guests

Dunkin’ Donuts Brews Additional Special Offers For National Coffee Day And Beyond

New Pumpkin Macchiato Now Available At Dunkin’ Donuts Restaurants Nationwide

Tomorrow, September 29, is National Coffee Day, and Dunkin’ Donuts will welcome the holiday by brewing several special offers for coffee lovers through the coming weeks. For National Coffee Day tomorrow, guests can walk into any participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant across the country and receive a free medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot or iced Rainforest Alliance Certified(TM) Dark Roast Coffee, with a limit of one per guest. Made with 30% Rainforest Alliance Certified(TM) beans, Dunkin’ Donuts’ Dark Roast Coffee, which launched one year ago this month, uses a unique roasting process to create a bold flavor and smooth finish without the bitterness typically associated with most dark roast coffees.

Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee celebration for this week and beyond also includes:

FREE COFFEE FOR NEW AND CURRENT DD PERKS® MEMBERS: Tomorrow, Dunkin’ Donuts is giving all members of its DD Perks Rewards Program a coupon for a free coffee or any Dunkin’ Donuts beverage. The coupon is available via email or the Dunkin’ Mobile® App, and can be redeemed any time before the end of the year. For people who have yet to join the DD Perks program, Dunkin’ Donuts is offering a great incentive to do so, as anyone who enrolls in DD Perks tomorrow, September 29, will receive four free coffees. The first coupon for a free coffee or beverage will be emailed upon enrolling, with similar coupons for additional free beverages being sent by email and available in the Dunkin’ Mobile App each week during the first three weeks of October. With DD Perks, guests earn five points for every dollar they spend on qualifying purchases at Dunkin’ Donuts when they pay using an enrolled Dunkin’ Donuts Card, either plastic or via the Dunkin’ Mobile App. Once a member accrues 200 points, he or she receives a coupon for a free, any-size beverage of their choice, redeemable at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants. DD Perks members also receive a coupon for a free, any-size beverage upon enrollment and on their birthday. To enroll in DD Perks, download the Dunkin’ Mobile App or visit www.DDPerks.com.

MACCHIATO IS NOW ON THE MENU: Dunkin’ Donuts has also added Macchiato to the menu, with its new Pumpkin Macchiato now available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide. Served hot or iced, Dunkin’ Donuts’ Pumpkin Macchiato is a handcrafted, layered espresso beverage made with steamed milk and pumpkin flavored swirl, then topped with a double shot of Dunkin’ Donuts’ rich, freshly-brewed espresso. A permanent part of the brand’s espresso beverage lineup, a macchiato can be served on its own or be customized with any of Dunkin’ Donuts sweetened coffee flavor swirls. Starting today and continuing through November 1, all DD Perks members can enjoy the new Pumpkin Macchiato, or any other hot or iced espresso beverage, for just $1.99 when they pay with their enrolled DD Card at any participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant. In addition to the Macchiato, Dunkin’ Donuts offers a variety of classic espresso beverages including cappuccino, espresso, and hot and iced lattes. All Dunkin’ Donuts’ espresso beverages have a naturally sweet taste and rich flavor. They are made from the finest, high-quality Arabica espresso beans that are 100% Fair Trade Certified(TM).

SNAPCHAT COFFEE FILTER: This year Dunkin’ Donuts is giving fans a new way to celebrate National Coffee Day by offering a one-day only Snapchat Geofilter design on National Coffee Day. The playful design features raining coffee beans to add even more fun to fans coming to Dunkin’ to celebrate. The Geofilter will be available September 29 only, and can be unlocked at any of Dunkin’ Donuts’ U.S. locations.

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Amy Winehouse – The Collection Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set

Island Records/Republic/UMe will release an 8 disc, limited edition vinyl box set comprising Amy Winehouse’s three studio albums, live recordings from Win ehouse’s 2007 Shepherd’s Bush shows, including tracks available for the first time on vinyl, and an album’s worth of ‘Rarities’ featuring live session tracks dating back to 2003. Amy Winehouse – The Collection box set, to be released on December 11th, is a lovingly assembled and beautifully packaged collection. Each LP will be pressed onto 180-gram vinyl and the box will also include a bespoke litho print and an exclusive set of photographs taken from the commissioned photo sessions for Frank and Back To Black.

Amy Winehouse - The Collection box set, to be released on December 11th, is a lovingly assembled and beautifully packaged collection. Each LP will be pressed onto 180-gram vinyl and the box will also include a bespoke litho print and an exclusive set of photographs taken from the commissioned photo sessions for Frank and Back To Black. (PRNewsFoto/Universal Music Enterprises)

Amy Winehouse – The Collection box set, to be released on December 11th, is a lovingly assembled and beautifully packaged collection. Each LP will be pressed onto 180-gram vinyl and the box will also include a bespoke litho print and an exclusive set of photographs taken from the commissioned photo sessions for Frank and Back To Black. (PRNewsFoto/Universal Music Enterprises)

The full track listing is as follows:

AMY WINEHOUSE – THE COLLECTION VINYL BOX SET

Frank (58:18)

A1) Intro / Stronger Than Me

A2) You Sent Me Flying / Cherry

A3) Know You Now

A4) F*** Me Pumps

B1) I Heard Love Is Blind

B2) Moody’s Mood For Love / Teo L

B3) (There Is) No Greater Love

B4) In My Bed

C1) Take The Box

C2) October Song

C3) What Is It About Men

D4) Amy Amy Amy / Outro

D5) Brother

D6) Mr Magic (Through The Smoke) Continue reading

Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with KitchenAid and Cook for the Cure®

October 1 marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Cook for the Cure®, a partnership between KitchenAid and Susan G. Komen®, is offering a number of ways for cooks and foodies to help support the fight against breast cancer.

KitchenAid.  (PRNewsFoto/KitchenAid)

KitchenAid. (PRNewsFoto/KitchenAid)


KitchenAid is proud of our 14-year long partnership with Komen, and the tremendous success we’ve shared in raising awareness for this important cause,” notes Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid. “As of this year, we’ve raised over $10 million for Cook for the Cure, and we continue to explore new ways to keep cooks engaged with the cause.”

10,000 Cupcakes, One Great Cause
On October 1, the brand will launch a new social media-based program called 10,000 Cupcakes, One Great Cause that encourages cooks to whip up a cupcake recipe, snap a picture of the finished product and share it on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #10000cupcakes and #donate. For of the entire month of October, KitchenAid will donate $1 for each and every cupcake photo that’s shared up to $10,000. Program details will be available here on October 1: http://cookforthecure.kitchenaid.com/10000cupcakes

KitchenAid Ceramic Bowl for Cook for the Cure (PRNewsFoto/KitchenAid)

KitchenAid Ceramic Bowl for Cook for the Cure (PRNewsFoto/KitchenAid)

Cook for the Cure Collection
The Cook for the Cure product collection from KitchenAid is expanding with new products, including a ceramic bowl for the 5-quart stand mixer. The white bowl is decorated with light and dark pink polka dots, adding a cheery splash of color to the kitchen. The bowl features a convenient pouring spout, is dishwasher and microwave safe and is available for $99.99. In addition, the brand recently unveiled 7- and 11-piece cutlery sets that will be available in Raspberry Ice, a bold and bright shade of pink, for a limited time only. The cutlery sets are constructed with high quality, German manufactured steel that undergoes a precise ice-hardening treatment, which uses a series of heating and cooling patterns to strengthen corrosion resistance and flexibility.

KitchenAid 11-Piece Cutlery Set in Raspberry Ice (PRNewsFoto/KitchenAid)

KitchenAid 11-Piece Cutlery Set in Raspberry Ice (PRNewsFoto/KitchenAid)

Suggested retail prices are $799.99 for the 7-piece set and $1,199.99 for the 11-piece set, and both will be available from October 1 to October 31. Lastly, KitchenAid launched a Cook for the Cure® cookbook, filled with more than 110 recipes and culinary inspiration for cooks. The book will be available October 1 on Amazon.com and retails for $19.99. The larger Cook for the Cure product collection, which includes stand mixers, blenders, food choppers and more, is available in a variety of pink colors and can be viewed here: https://cookforthecure.kitchenaid.com/pink-collection/.

Additional ways to get involved in the program include the Pass the Plate initiative, which invites cooks to register and pass an individually numbered Villeroy & Boch serving plate that features artwork by Chef Jacques Pepin. Each time the plate is passed to a new recipient, a $5 donation is made to Komen. The plate carries a suggested retail price of $24.95 and is available at Villeroy & Boch stores or by calling the KitchenAid Experience® Store at 1-888-886-8318.

Lastly, fundraising parties are a great way to catch up with family and friends on your own schedule and in your own home. Hosts can encourage their guests to bring a donation for the cause, in lieu of a host gift, and visit CookfortheCure.KitchenAid.com to access an information kit that includes party ideas, recipes and donation gathering information.

In 2015, KitchenAid will donate $450,000 or more to Komen through the Cook for the Cure program. Product sales will not affect this donation.

Cook for the Cure® is a registered trademark of Susan G. Komen.


* Based on a 2014 survey, KitchenAid was found to be the home kitchen appliance brand chosen most often by members of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

The Glenlivet® Pays Homage to its Pioneering Founder with the Launch of its Latest Innovation: The Glenlivet® Founder’s Reserve

Almost 200 Years in the Making, The Glenlivet’s Newest Release in the United States Sets New Standards and Embodies the Spirit and Vision of its Founder

The Glenlivet re-introduces the world to its founder, George Smith, with the US release of Founder’s Reserve, a new, permanent benchmark expression in the brand’s core range. Founder’s Reserve is the ultimate tribute to George Smith’s original vision to craft the definitive, smooth single malt whisky: the single malt known as the original standard setter. (The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve will be available at selected retailers at a suggested price of $44.99.)

THE GLENLIVET® FOUNDER'S RESERVE Single Malt Scotch Whisky

THE GLENLIVET® FOUNDER’S RESERVE Single Malt Scotch Whisky

To truly celebrate the spirit of George Smith’s vision, The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve has been created using the time-honored distillation methods that he introduced almost 200 years ago.  In the early 1800’s the whisky category was produced without age statements, and distillers like Smith selected the liquid from a variety of aged casks. The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve replicates this freedom of choice.

With Founder’s Reserve, The Glenlivet’s perfectly-balanced and fruity house style is skilfully complemented with a creaminess and sweetness from the addition of First Fill American oak casks. The result is a single malt Scotch whisky of exceptional smoothness; the very quality for which George Smith’s The Glenlivet was widely admired and appreciated for in his day.

This expression is presented in a clear glass bottle that draws attention to the quality of the pale gold whisky inside. The Georgian Blue carton is both classic and contemporary in style and features George Smith’s signature, which provides stand-out appeal on shelf and honors Smith’s original style of whisky. Inclusion of the new The Glenlivet signifier, featuring the Packhorse Bridge that crosses the River Livet, appears on both the bottle cartouche and on the lid of the carton, demonstrating the brand’s rich provenance as ‘the single malt that started it all’.theglenlivet campaign

Founder’s Reserve is the ultimate tribute to George Smith, while also remaining true to the quality that Scotch-lovers expect from The Glenlivet,” said Laurent Cutier, Director of Scotch Portfolio at Pernod Ricard USA. “We are very proud to introduce this new expression and celebrate the man who pioneered our vision as being a brand that is the original standard setter in the single malt category and beyond.”

With George Smith’s original vision in mind, current Master Distiller Alan Winchester has chosen aged oak casks and American first-fill oak casks in the process of making The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve. Selective use of these unique casks helped provide a smooth, creamy sweetness that mingles pleasantly with the subtle flavors and complex fruity tones already present in this one-of-a-kind single malt. 

The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve can be enjoyed neat, with either a splash of water or an ice cube added to taste. The Glenlivet is proud to introduce its first-ever branded cocktails, featuring Founder’s Reserve, setting a new standard for the single malt scotch category.

SPEYSIDE SPRITZER
1 1/2 parts The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve
½ part simple syrup
½ part lemon juice
Build in a Collins over ice and top with Prosecco. Garnish with lemon slice and mint sprig (optional).

1824
1 ½ parts The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve
1 part Lillet® Blanc or Cocchi® Americano
Dash of orange and Angostura® bitters
Serve in a highball glass, over ice topped with soda and garnished with an orange twist.

RIVER LIVET
1 ½ parts The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve
1 part fresh grapefruit juice
¼ part fresh lemon juice
½ part honey syrup
3-4 raspberries

Muddle raspberries and honey syrup together in a shaker tin.  Combine remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a fresh raspberry.

 

For additional information please visit www.TheGlenlivet.com.

Creme Of Nature Announces Breast Cancer Awareness Month Campaign Including Continued Partnership With Look Good Feel Better

Leading Hair-Care Brand Plans An Action-Packed October Filled With Ways For Consumers To Get Involved Including Participation In Five Breast Cancer Awareness Walks Across The CountryNew-ArganOil-Family

Leading hair care manufacturer Creme of Nature® is partnering with Look Good Feel Better for an informative Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign through the end of October. Look Good Feel Better is a free non-medical, national program dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of life of people undergoing cancer treatment. The campaign will include launching a limited-edition Creme of Nature with Argan Oil from Morocco Pink Perfect Edges; Breast Cancer Awareness walks in St. Louis, New York City, Jacksonville, Chicago and Atlanta; and a “Wear Pink Fridays” social media campaign, encouraging fans and consumers to pledge to wear pink on a Friday in October and post a photo using the hashtag #CourageousBeauty.CREME-OF-NATURE-ARGAN-OIL-PERFECT-EDGES-HAIR-GEL-_D

Creme of Nature’s Argan Oil from Morocco Pink Perfect Edges — a hair gel infused with Argan Oil that helps to control and hold down edges, without flaking, while moisturizing and adding Exotic Shine™ to the hair — will be available for purchase in October with a portion of its proceeds benefiting Look Good Feel Better.

The Look Good Feel Better program offers women step-by-step makeover sessions led by cosmetology professionals. The free two-hour, hands-on workshop includes a 12-step skin care and makeup lesson, information on nail care techniques, and advice on how to deal with hair loss, including tips on the use of wigs, hairpieces, turbans, scarves, and other accessories.

The Look Good Feel Better program is open to all women with cancer who are undergoing treatment. Since its inception, Look Good Feel Better has served more than 900,000 women with cancer, and the cosmetic industry has donated more than $188 million in product and financial support. Each year, Look Good Feel Better serves approximately 50,000 women in more than 15,000 workshops offered nationwide, delivered by 6,000 volunteers, as well as offering online and virtual services and support.

The brand’s observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month will be highlighted with participation in five walks throughout the US, where Creme of Nature staff will walk with Breast Cancer Awareness supporters and donate supplies:

  • October 3, St. Louis – The Breakfast Club Inc.’s Sista Strut Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. Sign up here
  • October 18, New York City – American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Awareness. Sign up here
  • October 18, Washington, DC – American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Awareness. Sign up here
  • October 24, Chicago, IL – American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Awareness. Sign up here
  • October 24, Jacksonville, FL – American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Awareness. Sign up here

As part of Creme of Nature’s continued support, the brand will match up to $2500 raised by each Creme of Nature team of staff, beauty bloggers and consumers in each city. Fans and consumers can sign up to walk with the Creme of Nature team in their city at http://cremeofnature.com/nature/courageous_beauty.html and stay tuned to Creme of Nature’s Twitter (@cremeofnature), Facebook (facebook.com/cremeofnature) and Instagram (instagram.com/cremeofnature) accounts for more information on signing up.

Creme of Nature is honored to support these incredible organizations and the phenomenal women that they serve,” said Teneya Gholston, Creme of Nature’s Director of Marketing. “We are now in our fifth year of partnership with Look Good Feel Better, and our first year supporting The Breakfast Club and American Cancer Society with the Breast Cancer Awareness walks, and the heroism and stories of survival continue to inspire us. Our brand is committed to helping women feel beautiful and more confident, and we consider it a privilege to celebrate the beauty and courage of all women.Creme of Nature's Argan Oil from Morocco Perfect Edges

Creme of Nature will be supporting Look Good Feel Better via a social media campaign using the hashtag #CourageousBeauty. The brand will donate $1 to Look Good Feel Better for every photo posted to social media of fans and consumers wearing pink on Fridays in October using the hashtag #CourageousBeauty. Creme of Nature has also included a link to the Look Good Feel Better website on cremeofnature.com and is circulating promotional materials such as pamphlets and posters to the public at key events.

Trusted for more than 30 years with salon professionals and consumers, Creme of Nature, owned by Revlon, is a leading brand of ethnic hair care products. For more information, visit www.cremeofnature.com or follow the brand on Twitter (@cremeofnature), Facebook (facebook.com/cremeofnature) and Instagram (instagram.com/cremeofnature).