Virgin America Named “Best U.S. Airline” In Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards For The Eighth Straight Year

Airline Celebrates By Launching New Inflight Streaming Partnerships With Spotify And The New York Times

Virgin America, the California-based airline known for reinventing flying, has today been named “Best U.S. Airline” in the coveted Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards – for an unprecedented eighth year in a row. This year, over 128,000 readers of the premium travel magazine participated in the annual survey, continuing an award-winning streak for Virgin America, which has picked up this distinction every year since it started flying. The 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards will be reported in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

Virgin America logo. (PRNewsFoto/Virgin America)

Virgin America logo. (PRNewsFoto/Virgin America)

Also today, Virgin America launches new inflight streaming partnerships with Spotify to provide access to the entire catalogue of over 30 million songs, and the New York Times to stream breaking news to guests’ personal devices for free onboard the airline’s new ViaSat WiFi-equipped aircraft through March 2, 2016.152969LOGO
The influential readers of Condé Nast Traveler believed in our airline from day one and we are honored that they continue to count Virgin America as the ‘Best U.S. Airline’ for the eighth straight year,” said Virgin America President and Chief Executive Officer, David Cush. “Over 128,000 readers cast votes this year, making this is one of the largest and more prestigious independent travel surveys.  To win this award yet again, despite our growth over the years, is an incredible credit to our Teammates — who believe in the mission of this airline and who work every day to go above and beyond for our guests.  Despite having the best and most consistent product in the skies today, we are continuing to invest in next generation in-flight entertainment, innovative design and topnotch service. Our goal remains to create a different kind of airline — one that people not just tolerate, but actually love to fly with.”sharklet_presspage_hires_plane-Hires
In addition, the airline is offering a Double Points, Double Status Credits frequent flyer promotion on Virgin America flights for guests that book and fly by November 19, 2015. For more, visit:

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One-of-a-kind Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby® Cobra Up For Auction At Antiquorum December 9, 2015

In March 2015, Baume & Mercier announced its partnership with Carroll Shelby International Inc. to create two exclusive, limited edition watches born from the DNA of Shelby’s most revered creations. Following the success of this launch, Baume & Mercier announces a second installment in its collaboration: A one-of-a-kind Capeland Shelby® Cobra timepiece that will be auctioned at Antiquorum in New York City on December 9, 2015, with all proceeds going to the Carroll Shelby Foundation. Bids may be placed online, over the phone or in person.

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Baume & Mercier logo. (PRNewsFoto/Baume & Mercier)

We are very proud to partner with the Carroll Shelby Foundation. Our agreement is nurtured by a similar philosophy. The elegance of the lines, the attention to high quality, and commitment to humanism are some of our common characteristics,” stated Alain Zimmermann, CEO of Baume & Mercier.

One-of-a-kind Capeland Shelby® Cobra 18K red gold Flyback Chronograph
In keeping with the design of the two Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby® Cobra chronographs released earlier this year, Baume & Mercier has designed a truly unique version of this watch inspired by the graphic identity codes of the Shelby Cobra racecar. This precious and sporty one-off chronograph is distinguished by the extreme subtlety of its Haute Horlogerie finishes: an off-white dial with sky blue stripes picking up those on racing cars, blue accents on the dial and hands, a 44 mm polished/satin-finished 18K red gold case, a finely grained black calfskin strap with round-scale blue alligator lining and gray stitching, and an 18K red gold pin buckle. The inscription “Shelby Cobra 1965-2015, Unique Piece” is engraved on the case back, framing a sapphire crystal bearing Carroll Shelby’s signature.

In keeping with tradition and with the high-precision reputation of Baume & Mercier watches, this flyback chronograph is driven by a Swiss-made mechanical self-winding movement from the Manufacture La Joux-Perret. The exclusive presentation box will also house an additional black leather alligator strap with round-scale blue alligator lining and gray stitching.

Proceeds from the auction will go to the Carroll Shelby Foundation, an organization that raises funds to help families and children affected by heart diseases. It also provides schooling and education for underprivileged young people in the US.

Shelby and Baume & Mercier have earned an international reputation for quality, precision and craftsmanship,” said Neil Cummings, CEO of Carroll Shelby Licensing and co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International. “Our shared pursuit of perfection has made both companies legendary. We’re honored that Baume & Mercier has created a one-of-a kind watch to benefit the Shelby Automotive Museum, which was designed to inspire a new generation of enthusiasts worldwide.

It is a pleasure for Antiquorum to offer Baume & Mercier’s unique Capeland Shelby® Cobra Flyback Chronograph commemorating Carroll Shelby‘s most celebrated automotive creation, the legendary Shelby Cobra in our December auction,” said Evan Zimmermann, President & CEO of Antiquorum. “We are honored to support the Carroll Shelby Foundation and help raise funds to assist families of children with major heart ailments.”

Baume & Mercier will produce only one exemplar of this significant collector’s piece. The highest bidder in the auction will also receive an exclusive VIP package experience, valued at $10,000. It includes a visit to the Shelby World Headquarters in Las Vegas, an original illustration of the Cobra signed by the Cobra driving legends, a Cobra driving experience, two custom-made racing suits, a VIP factory tour, a personal item of Carroll Shelby and a photo opportunity aboard an historical Cobra CXS2000.

For more information or to register for the auction, visit To view the Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby® Cobra Collection as well as current styles, please visit

Holiday 2015: Gifts for Every Crafter in the 2015 Digital Holiday Catalog from ConsumerCrafts

Crafters Can Start Their Holiday Shopping Earlier This Year. The Launch Of The ConsumerCrafts Digital Holiday Catalog Comes With An Exclusive Coupon Code To Save On Supplies And Gifts.

Crafting in America has increased in popularity in recent years, thanks in part to a renewed interest in both DIY projects and handmade crafts. The growth of Pinterest, Etsy and a multitude of craft blogs has also offered crafters of all skill levels the opportunity to explore new interests.

Gifts for Every Crafter in the 2015 Digital Holiday Catalog from ConsumerCrafts (PRNewsFoto/ConsumerCrafts)

Gifts for Every Crafter in the 2015 Digital Holiday Catalog from ConsumerCrafts (PRNewsFoto/ConsumerCrafts)

ConsumerCrafts is ready to kick off the 2015 holiday season by releasing its annual holiday lookbook. The digital gift catalog features hundreds of brand new products and gift ideas at every price point. Plus, there’s an exclusive promo code to use on a purchase. Last year was the first time the company sent out an entirely digital holiday catalog and customers responded positively to the easy-to-shop layout. The lookbook is designed to be compatible with tablets and smartphones for shopping on the go.

This year’s holiday gift catalog makes shopping interactive. Since ConsumerCrafts is a fully online craft retailer, every featured product is linked back to Plus, there are links to project ideas, videos and craft tutorials.

As an online craft supplies retailer, our customers are used to interacting with us digitally,” said Brian Pacetti, Director of Operations for ConsumerCrafts. “We want to make it easier for our customers to shop, learn about new products and find holiday projects, all in one easy-to-use format.

Customers will love the selection of brand new craft products featured in the 2015 Holiday Craft Catalog. The Cleveland Vintage Lighting collection features Edison style bulbs, coordinating lampshades and accessories. The Heidi Swapp™ Minc Machine, the Silhouette® Mint and the iLoom™ Bracelet Loom are ideal for both teens and adults. The catalog also features a brand new collection of Darice® embossing folders and some of the season’s other latest trends including adult coloring books.

Loyal customers will also benefit from the digital version of the catalog by enjoying an exclusive coupon code they can use during the 2015 holiday season.

ConsumerCrafts is an online-only craft supplies retailer that offers everything craft related at competitive price points. Established in 2007, ConsumerCrafts is a privately owned company based out of Wilmington, DE. offers more than 13,000 products in home decor, basic craft supplies, yarn, jewelry making supplies, kids’ crafts, baking and candy making supplies, scrapbooking supplies, and more.

Crystal Cruises Recognized As Best Cruise Line By Conde Nast Traveler Readers

Crystal Named No. 1 Midsized Cruise Ship Line for 22nd year in a row

For a record 22nd consecutive year, Crystal Cruises has been named the No. 1 “Midsize Cruise Ship Line” in Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards. The world’s most awarded luxury cruise line earned a final score of 90.456, which was the highest of all small and midsize cruise lines. Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry, commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”

Crystal's Six Star Service (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

Crystal’s Six Star Service (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

The 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards will appear in the November issue of Conde Nast Traveler, available October 28 on newsstands nationwide. The full list is published exclusively online, at

We are extremely grateful and honored to once again be named the No. 1 Midsize Cruise Ship Line by the sophisticated readers of Conde Nast Traveler,” said Edie Rodriguez, president and CEO, Crystal Cruises. “This recognition validates the commitment and passion for service our team at sea and on land demonstrate, particularly as it is awarded by a distinguished group who are incredibly savvy about global luxury travel. We look forward to providing them with the same six-star service and luxurious experiences in the next chapter of Crystal experiences in yachting, river, air and ocean.”

Crystal Serenity in Sorrento, Italy

Crystal Serenity in Sorrento, Italy

Crystal continues to enhance its overall guest experience to ensure the highest level of satisfaction that the line is lauded for during the last 25 years. In 2015, Crystal introduced new features on board Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity – themselves frequent recipients of the lauded travel magazine’s “Best” awards – including free Wi-Fi to all guests for 60 minutes per day, new spa services including Medi-Spa, upgrades to the in-room amenities to the well-known ETRO luxury brand, and the introduction of new ports into the line’s versatile and immersive itineraries.

Crystal Serenity Stateroom with Balcony

Crystal Serenity Stateroom with Balcony

In continuing to provide guests with the best luxury experiences, Crystal announced plans to expand beyond its two ships within the next three years with the introduction of Crystal Yacht Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air, and the Crystal Exclusive Class ocean vessels which will feature Crystal Residences. Continue reading

The Glenlivet® Presents Its First Peated Expression in Over a Century

Joining its Award Winning Nadurra® Range: The Glenlivet® Nadurra® Peated Whisky Cask Finish

The Third Expression in The Glenlivet Nadurra Portfolio Comes to the US Market

The Glenlivet reveals its latest innovation and first peated flavor in over one hundred years: The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish. As with the recent release of The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve, the iconic Speyside distillery continues to bring new flavor experiences to whisky enthusiasts, while honoring its legacy of distilling high quality Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

To inspire this latest release, The Glenlivet looked to its past. In the early 1800s, The Glenlivet distillers used peat smoke to dry the malted barley and The Glenlivet whisky would have had a rich, smoky

 The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish

The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish

flavor. Reinterpreting this historic tradition, while bringing an original twist to the flavors of the range, this new expression is matured in casks which have previously held heavily peated Scotch Whisky to bring forth a subtle, aromatic smoky flavor.

This new release embraces the craft of whisky making in the same way as its predecessors, The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso Matured and The Glenlivet Nàdurra First Fill Selection. Each bottle of The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish is bottled and released in small batches with no chill-filtration to offer the complex, full bodied texture of a whisky that has just been drawn from the cask.

The Glenlivet Peated Whisky Cask Finish is a really exciting addition to The Glenlivet range. It’s inspired by our historic traditions of distilling high quality whisky and yet is a contemporary innovation providing an unparalleled flavor experience, as enjoying Nàdurra is like drinking straight from the cask at the distillery,” said Laurent Cutier, Director of Scotch Portfolio at Pernod Ricard USA. “We continue our proud heritage of setting standards within the Single Malt category and with this new addition bring new depth of flavor to our drinkers.

The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish has an elegant, aromatic smokiness complemented by rich, spicy fruits thanks to its finish in American oak casks that previously held heavily-peated Scotch Whisky. The delicate smokiness is perfectly juxtaposed with the classic smooth, fruity house style for which The Glenlivet Single Malt has been famous since 1824.

The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish will be available in CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MI, NY, TX, WA markets at a suggested retail price of $84.99. For additional information please visit

THE GLENLIVET® NÀDURRA® Peated Whisky Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky. 53% Alc./Vol.-62% Alc./Vol. (106 Proof to 124 Proof). Debuts the Ryan Roche Nudie Beauty Bag®, a division of, inc., is excited to introduce the exclusive Nudie Beauty Bag from lauded designer Ryan Roche as a complimentary gift this fall. Beginning October 20th, customers will receive the product-filled nude pouch when they spend $125 or more at®, a prestige beauty retailer.* The Ryan Roche Nudie Beauty Bag can be found at and is available while supplies last.402625001552, Inc., inc. is a leading online destination for prestige beauty products. The web store provides a highly personalized shopping experience and offers more than 350 brands from widely recognized to niche, hard-to-find products.

With fall in full swing, the sleek Ryan Roche Nudie Beauty Bag is perfect for toting beauty essentials while keeping it classy for those cooler autumn evenings. “It was so lovely to collaborate with on a beauty bag,” says designer Ryan Roche. “The bag is a pared back simple half circle shape in my favorite shade of nude pink with a cool fringe zip tassel. It reminds me of a makeup bag my mom had when I was a child that I always loved. I am so often inspired by the colors found in make up so this was a super fun project to work on, it came very naturally for me!” The half circle style bag makes it compact and easy for shoppers to store items of different sizes from makeup brushes and tools to cosmetics and skin care on the go while the nude pink design makes this a great makeup bag accessory for any outfit.

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4. BareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow, Barely Nude (1ml)
5. Macadamia Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment (.34oz)
6. Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid Booster(.67oz)
7. ClariSEA Rapid Detox Charcoal Exfoliant (1oz)
8. Cane & Austin Miracle Pad 20% Glycolic (1)
9. Jurlique PAD Firming Face Oil 10ml OR PAD Firming & Tightening (15ml)
10. Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff (5ml)
11. Londontown Nail File (1)
12. Nuxe Minis Crème Fraiche Normal Skin Moisturizer (1.5oz)
13. de-luxe Shea Butter 100% Pure (3.5oz)
14. Jack Black Supreme Cream Shave Lather (.5oz)
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While looking to achieve the $125 or more hurdle to receive the Nudie Beauty Bag, customers can shop an assortment of new-to-store skin care brands including Patchology, Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare, and LATHER. For new rich scents, shoppers will find offerings from Paris Hilton, Jay Z, and Tommy Bahama. With temperatures cooling down, also has several products customers need to combat winter skin like SKIN&CO Roma Citrus Amora Facial Oil, Marula Pure Beauty Oil Pure Marula Facial Lotion and NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Oil.

For exclusive seasonal beauty content, beauty fans will find fall make-up and hair tutorials on the Advice & Trends page. Viewers can watch Beauty Director-at-Large Romy Soleimani demonstrate how to get the most on-trend make-up looks for fall in the Video Library. On the Beauty Close Up, Romy continues to share her favorite product picks for the season. Other fall features include nail art tutorials, Skin Care Advice and the New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015 Runway Recap loaded with product suggestions, gorgeous photos, and live backstage videos.

Beauty fans can continue to look to the social media channels Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to find featured products spanning makeup, skin-care, hair care and fragrance. Other benefits include “Everyday Complimentary Shipping,”** 5% back on every purchase with dollars™**, speedy shipping, the complimentary sampling center, 100% satisfaction guarantee***, and a shared online shopping cart with the partner site, Beauty fans can also get the latest tips, trends, and promotions sent directly to their email by signing up for the complimentary weekly Beauty Bulletin on the site.

*While supplies last. This Nudie Beauty Bag from Ryan Roche is available at with any purchase totaling $125or more. Offer may be applied only once per household. May not combine with anyother offers. Complimentary gift has an approximate value of $152. Complimentary gifts cannot be returned for refund, credit, or exchange. The complimentary gift will be added to your shopping bag when you reach the minimum purchase threshold of $125. Gift cards/certificates, backordered items, out of stock items, and items marked “This item requires special handling” are not eligible for this offer. A minimum purchase does not include shipping charges applicable tax, backordered items, out of stock items, or specially handled products. Void where prohibited by law. may make changes to or terminate this offer at any time. Use of this site shall be deemed as your acceptance of’s Terms of Use.

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Adele Album “25” Released Globally November 20th

Debut Single “HELLO” Available October 23rd

“HELLO” Video Revealed October 23rd

Adele is set to release “25,” her highly anticipated new album, which will be available globally on Friday, November 20th and is the first new music from her since her Oscar winning single ‘Skyfall‘ in 2012.

Adele Album "25" Released Globally November 20th (PRNewsFoto/XL Recordings / Columbia Records)

Adele Album “25” Released Globally November 20th (PRNewsFoto/XL Recordings / Columbia Records)

My last record was a break up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make up record. I’m making up with myself. making up for lost time. making up for everything I ever did and never did.”

Hello,” the debut single from “25,” will be available to buy and stream on Friday, October 23rd. The cinematic video for “Hello” will also be revealed on Friday, October 23rd. It was shot in the countryside surrounding Montreal and is directed by the celebrated young Canadian director Xavier Dolan (Mommy, Tom at the Farm).


1. Hello

2. Send My Love (To Your New Lover)

3. I Miss You

4. When We Were Young

5. Remedy

6. Water Under The Bridge

7. River Lea

8. Love In The Dark

9. Million Years Ago

10. All I Ask

11. Sweetest Devotion

Healthy ‘Aging with HIV’ Strategies Focus of Federal Grant to Pitt Public Health

As the U.S. reaches an important milestone this year in the fight against HIV (35 years and counting….) with more than half the people living with the virus older than age 50, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is launching a study to determine ways to promote health among aging gay and bisexual men, who make up about two-thirds of the people aging with HIV.

In an effort to create strategies for use in public health outreach nationwide, the research team will be taking an innovative approach to the study by looking for protective factors – called “resiliencies” – that are helping keep some men with HIV healthy and could be extended to other men, rather than simply fixing health problems as they arise. This research is funded with a three-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This research is funded by NIH grant R01 MD010680.

We celebrate that medications now exist to enable people with HIV to live well into old age,” said study principal investigator Ron Stall, Ph.D., M.P.H., director of the Center for LGBT Health Research at Pitt Public Health. But we also need to recognize that the health complications that come with aging – both mental and physical – are compounded when you’re living with HIV. It is critical that we develop research-based programs to support HIV-positive people as they age.”

The project will regularly survey 1,850 HIV-positive and -negative men participating in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS), an ongoing research study that has enrolled thousands of men in Baltimore, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles over the past 30 years to participate in research on HIV/AIDS. The Pittsburgh arm of the study is the Pitt Men’s Study.

The study aims to tease out why some gay and bisexual men remain healthy well into later life, even with multiple risk factors for conditions such as depression and substance abuse. The research team will then determine strategies that could help all gay and bisexual men adopt resiliencies – whether it’s strong friendships, positive family ties, good coping skills or something else – that will give them a better shot at healthy aging, particularly when living with HIV.

The research team also will look at whether changing rates of resiliencies over time are associated with changes in substance use and other psychosocial health problems, as well as HIV-related health outcomes and medication adherence.

Aging can be hard even when you have very few health risks,” said Dr. Stall. A gay man who came of age in a much less accepting era and is positive for HIV has the odds stacked against him. He’s at greater risk for depression and substance abuse; he might not have prepared for retirement because he didn’t expect to live to reach it; and he may eventually need long-term care because he’s at greater risk for complications from diabetes and heart disease. And yet there are men facing all these risks who are defying the odds and leading healthy, happy lives. We could – and should – all learn from them.”

Additional core investigators on this project include Michael Plankey, Ph.D., of Georgetown University; and James Egan, Ph.D., Mack Friedman, Ph.D., and Dan Siconofli, Ph.D., all of Pitt Public Health.

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, founded in 1948 and now one of the top-ranked schools of public health in the United States, conducts research on public health and medical care that improves the lives of millions of people around the world. Pitt Public Health is a leader in devising new methods to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases, HIV/AIDS, cancer and other important public health problems. For more information about Pitt Public Health, visit the school’s Web site at