Hallmark Signature Collaborates with Top Designers for Stylish New Card Collections

New Cards Will Be Distinctly Designed And Available Exclusively At Hallmark Gold Crown Stores And Hallmark.Com

Hallmark Signature is proud to introduce the new Signature Designer Collaborations, card collections created with some of today’s most exciting designers and style influencers. These small, unique and distinctive card collections were co-created between Hallmark Signature and these designers to showcase each of their unique design styles and points of view.100LayerCake-LAD6122-cov

The popular Hallmark Signature collection is a brand of fashionable and fabulous greeting cards that are hand-crafted and feature stylish embellishments, unique secondary processes and the very best materials and are printed on luxe paper stocks with messages that say it just right. The new Hallmark Signature Designer Collaborations will combine these foundational elements of Hallmark Signature cards with exciting and surprising new points of view, creating one-of-a-kind cards that will help Signature card buyers express and share their #SignatureStyle.

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Hallmark Signature offers products that reflect the good taste and signature style of today’s modern woman,” said Hallmark Signature creative director Angela Ensminger. “We’re extremely excited to partner with some of today’s most talented tastemakers and style influencers to create card collections that stand out and make an immediate impression.100LayerCake-LAD6118-cov

The new everyday collaborations will debut exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown® stores and online at Hallmark.com in January 2016. Each collection will include seven distinct cards and will feature options for sending situations like birthday, wedding, love, thank you and more. Continue reading

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88TH Oscars® Nominations Announced

It’s a Nearly All-White Nominees’ List — Again***

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee announced the 88th Academy Awards® nominations today (January 14). The 88th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.88thOscars_Key_Host

Del Toro and Lee announced the nominees in 11 categories at 5:30 a.m. PT, followed by Boone Isaacs and Krasinski for the remaining 13 categories at 5:38 a.m. PT, at the live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives.

Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

Official screenings of all motion pictures with one or more nominations will begin for members on Saturday, January 23, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Screenings also will be held at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and in London, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 24 categories.

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The Academy also launced the 2016 Oscar campaign, designed to illustrate the emotional power of movies and their ability to inspire all of us to achieve our dreams. The campaign includes posters, videos and other promotion materials.

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The Dream campaign embodies what people love about the Oscars—the range of emotions and excitement that comes with those unforgettable moments in a live show,” said Christina Kounelias, Academy CMO. “Fans also look for the comedy and the unexpected, and that’s what they’ll get with our host, Chris Rock. His comedic perspective will be a great complement to the more dramatic moments.”

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And the Nominees are:

BEST PICTURE

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl88thOscars_Dream_1MS

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone, Creed88thOscars_Dream_2

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

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COSTUME DESIGN

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

DIRECTING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Room

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Amy

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

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Underwear For Men Launches Average Joe Men’s Underwear Model Search

Company Is Looking For Someone That Aligns With The Underwear For Men brand. The Winner Will Be Announced On Facebook at 3 pm, Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Underwear For Men, a leader in men’s underwear products, has announced their search for the next Men’s Underwear Model.

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UFM is looking for someone who aligns with the brand, comfortable with who he is, supportive to his family and community, and most of all, someone with swag,” said Dara Gourley, CEO, Red House Advertising and Marketing.

Founded in 2013, Underwear For Men headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, has modernized men’s fashion with a design that offers the style, comfort and support found in boxer briefs and compression shorts. UFM’s men’s underwear products have a drawstring support system that provides all day support and comfort. The adjustable pouch is made from lightweight, smooth, breathable fabrics, with a mesh fly panel. The four-way stretch fabric offers greater mobility and prevents men’s underwear from bunching up, losing shape and wearing out. The patent pending design reduces chaffing, rubbing sweating and sagging by isolating your package.

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From now until January 30, 2016, men can submit a photo in the Visitor Post section on the UFM Men’s Underwear Facebook page. The winner will receive a trip for two (2) to Jacksonville Beach, FL, two (2) nights at a beachfront property, a one (1) day professional photo shoot, and a one (1) year supply of Underwear for Men.

We are in search of more than just a model to help tell the UFM story,” said John Polidan, CEO, Underwear For Men. “We want our advertisements in 2016 to feature an ‘average joe’ who is good looking, understands the importance of hard work and doesn’t give up. We continue to receive an outpouring of support from men who truly need our products to provide support and comfort while on the go and at rest. Our message is important and we need a male model who is also a good role model.”

The winner will be announced on Facebook at 3 pm onFebruary 2, 2016 with the prize package/photo shoot awarded in February 2016. Any images submitted must be tasteful (no nudity) and should show off the model’s face and body. The images do not have to be professional, but the person submitting the photo must own the rights to any professional images submitted. 

For more information:

www.ufmunderwear.com/averagejoemodelsearch

To register for the men’s underwear model search:

www.facebook.com/ufmunderwear

The Peninsula Hong Kong Swings Into The Year Of The Monkey With A Selection Of Enticing Lunar New Year Promotions, Menus And Special Offers

The Lunar New Year is the most important festival on the Chinese calendar, and nowhere celebrates it with greater aplomb than The Peninsula Hong Kong. With her storied history and iconic architecture, the city’s Grande Dame is set to welcome the New Year in signature style through a variety of special events, promotions and offers celebrating the Year of the Monkey.The-Peninsula-Hong-Kong-Logo

The festivities begin with a traditional lion dance in The Lobby on Monday, 8 February 2016, the first day of the Lunar New Year. The celebrations continue throughout the hotel, with elaborate decorations featuring peach blossoms, red flowers and lanterns to symbolise good luck, as well as pink plum blossoms and kumquat bushes laden with golden-orange fruit to bring prosperity. These elegant adornments provide an auspicious backdrop against which guests can enjoy a beautifully crafted collection of curated experiences for all the family.

Chinese New Year at The Peninsula Hotels

Chinese New Year at The Peninsula Hotels

Adding a touch of signature élan to another cherished Lunar New Year tradition, The Peninsula is offering suite guests the opportunity to enjoy a tour around the city in the hotel’s customised MINI Clubman for up to three hours during their stay. According to Chinese tradition, locals embark on a journey around the city during Lunar New Year to bring luck and prosperity for the year ahead.Chinese New Year at The Peninsula Hotels 03

Known as the “Lucky Grand Tour”, it symbolises the completion of a full circle, and guests can enjoy their own “Lucky Ride” by visiting a variety of auspicious spots around town, with suggested locations including Wong Tai Sin Temple, where guests can “borrow fortune” from the Guan Yin, and The Peak, where the higher altitude is believed to bring better luck.phk-cny2015-fnb-1074a

Those who wish to take their Lucky Grand Tour to even greater heights can book a “Fortune Flight”, a breathtaking helicopter tour around Victoria Harbour that shows off Hong Kong at its very best. After completing this lofty odyssey to bring luck and prosperity for the year ahead, guests are invited to enjoy Afternoon Tea in The Lobby, with the added bonus of guaranteed table reservations to avoid the queues. Priced at HK$ 2,157 per person or HK$ 4,226 for two people, the Fortune Flight can be reserved by calling +852 2802 0200 or by e-mailing chp@heliservices.com.hk. Continue reading