Top Trend in Holiday 2016 Lighting: Points of Light LED Lightshow

Outdoor decorating is easier and more stunning than ever before in 2016 with the new Points of Light LED LightShow from the leading holiday lighting industry innovator, Gemmy Industries.

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The Points of Light LED LightShow (MSRP $34.98) sets up in minutes – simply stake it into the ground or set it up with a tripod, plug it in and switch it on – to transform a yard, home or event space into a holiday winter wonderland.

Points of Light offers 12 color combinations from white to multi-color options, including 98 separate lighting effects from static to falling animation in three speeds of fading effects. Points of Light also incorporates safe and energy-efficient LED technology.

Our Points of Light LED projection is the easiest way to create maximum lighting impact with minimal effort,” said Gemmy Industries Vice President of Product Development Steven Harris. “Whether creating a magical starry sky, a winter snowfall or a brilliant color display, Points of Light is a customizable and innovative way to illuminate your holidays.

Each energy-efficient Points of Light unit can create a 50-foot wide display. The projector includes a remote control for easy on/off and to change lighting effects.

Points of Light is presently available exclusively at Walmart stores and at www.Walmart.com. For more information, go to www.LEDPointsOfLight.com.

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: ‘Tis the Season for Twists with Yankee Candle’s New Holiday 2016 Fragrances

The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. has announced the launch of its new Holiday 2016 fragrances. The world’s largest manufacturer of premium scented candles draws on the vibrant spirit and brisk weather the holidays bring to infuse seasonal favorites with unexpected twists of citrus and vanilla. Whether it’s the warm glow of lights against freshly fallen snow, or the zesty tickle of a festive holiday cocktail, Yankee Candle captures both tangible and intangible delights of the season throughout the new line.yankee-candle-logo-transparent415241

Our customers absolutely love the holidays and they can’t wait to grab our new fragrances to mix with their favorite classic favorites. Some of our customers start asking us about our new holiday fragrances in September—they love preparing for the holidays with Yankee Candle,” said Rich Mathews, senior vice president of marketing at the Yankee Candle Company, Inc.The holidays are our favorite time of year, too. We love welcoming our customers into our stores to experience all we have to offer for the holiday season. They’ll find the perfect touches that will make every holiday celebration special.”

NEW HOLIDAY 2016 FRAGRANCES – Four new fragrances offer modern takes on holiday favorites for festive décor and gifting:

  • All Is Bright – A blend of sparkling citrus scents drifting on warm musk.
  • Bubbly Pomegranate – A festive mix of juicy berries and pomegranate on top of effervescent citrus.
  • Alpine Martini – Celebrate with a tart concoction spiked with mountain berries and a sprig of fresh-snipped pine.
  • Christmas Thyme – Uplifting thyme and lemongrass mingle with heady sandalwood and musk in this festive holiday celebration.

Prices and Sizes: $27.99 MSRP – Large Tumbler or Jar Candle; $24.99 MSRP – Medium Jar Candle; $15.99 MSRP – Small Tumbler Candle; $10.99 MSRP – Small Jar Candle; $4.99 MSRP – Scenterpiece™ Easy MeltCup; $1.99 MSRP – Tarts® Wax Melt or Samplers® Votive Candle

NEW HOLIDAY 2016 PURE RADIANCE™ FRAGRANCES – Two fragrances embody the season’s simple pleasures, featuring sleek textured glass and a Crackling LumiWick™ with real wood added to the cotton wick for a soothing crackling sound to evoke a cozy fireside:

  • Pine Bough – One of the season’s eternal scents – fresh cut pine rounded with orange, eucalyptus and vanilla musk.
  • Cherry Gin Fizz – A bubbly mix of cherry, pomegranate, cranberry, and vanilla that refreshes.

Prices and Sizes: $27.99 MSRP – Large Vase Candle; $22.99 MSRP – Medium Vase Candle, $15.99 MSRP – Small Vase Candle

Yankee Candle’s holiday fragrances are available for purchase now at Yankee Candle’s more than 500 retail stores, www.yankeecandle.com, and select specialty retailers and gift shops while supplies last. To learn more about Yankee Candle and the new fall fragrances, visit www.yankeecandle.com, the brand’s Instagram (@TheYankeeCandle) and Pinterest (TheYankeeCandle) npages, or join the conversation on Facebook at facebook.com/TheYankeeCandle Company or on Twitter (@theyankeecandle).

Tanger Outlets Launches The 23rd Annual PINK Campaign To Support Fight Against Breast Cancer

Once again, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. is rallying shoppers to participate in the ‘Tanger PINK Movement’ this October to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the ongoing efforts to end breast cancer during the 23rd annual Tanger PINK Campaign.

The Tanger PINK Campaign launched October 1st at Tanger Outlets across the United States and Canada. Part of Tanger’s efforts to raise awareness and help find a cure includes offering its shoppers a stylish way to save more and help in the fight. Tanger PINK Cards offer our shoppers 25% off any item at participating stores. PINK Cards can be used once per day, per store with unlimited use through October 31, 2016. Tanger’s PINK Cards are available in two ways including a mobile card saved on your phone or a physical card to save in your wallet and can be purchased at any Tanger Outlets nationwide, or on line at www.tangeroutlet.com/pink or on the Tanger’s app.

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We are proud to join forces with our valued shoppers and retailers across the United States to raise awareness and much-needed funds for breast cancer research and prevention,” said Steven B. Tanger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. We empathize with every customer, retailer, and employee who has been affected by this disease. We are fully committed to supporting these important organizations, with the goal of finding a cure to a disease that has affected so many families.

Other programs Tanger hosts to support their annual PINK program include center events, fitness and 5K Walk/Runs, Pump Up the PINK parties and an exciting program launched last year that randomly surprises shoppers with PINK gifts and gift cards as they shop including randomly purchasing their products at check out and more. Tanger Outlets also is giving away gift cards and PINK items socially on their sites for fans throughout the month.

Since 1994, Tanger has contributed more than $17 million to breast cancer research through the PINK Campaign, 5K races, on-site events and other breast cancer-related fundraising initiatives across the U.S. In support of the PINK Campaign, this year, Tanger Outlet Centers will also host local events and moments to rally shoppers in the fight against breast cancer.

Proceeds from the campaign will support local breast cancer organizations as well as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the nation’s highest-rated breast cancer organization according to Charity Watch and Charity Navigator. Through BCRF, Tanger donations have directly supported pioneering studies in breast cancer, including research conducted by Dr. Kenneth Offit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Katherine Nathanson at The University of Pennsylvania, and Drs. Elizabeth Jaffee and Leisha Emens at Johns Hopkins University.

Year after year Tanger Outlets has reaffirmed its commitment to be the end of breast cancer,” said Myra Biblowit, President of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “In uniting with BCRF and supporting the world’s most innovative research, Tanger is helping to improve breast cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment—transforming lives every day.”

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is dedicated to being the end of breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. Founded by the late Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. This year, BCRF has awarded $57 million in grants to support the work of more than 250 scientists at leading medical and academic institutions across 14 countries, making BCRF the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. By committing 91 cents of every dollar directly to its mission, BCRF is one of the nation’s most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization in the US to hold both an “A+” from CharityWatch as well as the top four-star rating from Charity Navigator. Visit www.bcrfcure.org to learn more.

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., with more than 35 years of experience in the outlet industry attracting more than 185 million shoppers annually, is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that presently operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 43 upscale outlet shopping centers and one additional center currently under construction. Tanger’s operating properties are located in 21 states coast to coast and in Canada, totaling approximately 14.7 million square feet, leased to over 3,100 stores which are operated by more than 490 different brand name companies. (For more information on Tanger Outlet Centers, call 1-800-4TANGER or visit the Company’s website at www.tangeroutlet.com.)

Annenberg Space For Photography Skylight Studios And Amanda de Cadenet’s Girlgaze Present #girlgaze: a frame of mind

Immersive Exhibit Celebrates the Contributions of Female Photographers, Presenting a Girl’s-Eye View of the World, October 22, 2016 – February 26, 2017

Girlgaze is a Multimedia Platform That Generates Visibility and Community for the Next Generation of Female Photographers.

On October 22, 2016, the Annenberg Space for Photography will amplify its current exhibit with #girlgaze: a frame of mind, a stunning, never-before-exhibited collection of more than 150 photographs by young female-identifying photographers from around the world. The exhibit curators are Girlgaze, a collective founded by the famed British-born television host, women’s advocate and photographer Amanda de Cadenet to give visibility, opportunity and support to the next generation of female photographers and artists.

Now, through its interactive, digitally driven collection of work from young, emerging photographers, #girlgaze: a frame of mind will present a wide range of diverse female perspectives that engage visitors on a broad range of topics from sexuality, objectification and body image to mental illness, addiction and more. The exhibit, which was designed by Commonwealth Projects, also includes a section featuring the work of trailblazing women photographers such as Imogen Cunningham and Dorothea Lange.

The collection will be on display at Skylight Studios through February 26, 2017. Both #girlgaze: a frame of mind and the current Annenberg Space for Photography exhibit, IDENTITY: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders The List Portraits, explore themes of self-definition by celebrating the achievements of communities that have traditionally been marginalized. On view at the Annenberg Space for Photography through February 26, 2017, IDENTITY features more than 150 photographs from Timothy Greenfield-Sanders‘ acclaimed collections The Black List, The Latino List, The Women’s List, The Out List and The Trans List.annenberg-space-for-photography-logo-logotype-880x660

We’re thrilled to work with Girlgaze to create another very special interactive experience at Skylight Studios,” said Cinny Kennard, Executive Director at the Annenberg Foundation. “#girlgaze: a frame of mind will allow us to program vibrant discussions that look at the world from a different perspective, engaging with complicated themes of identity, beauty, sexuality and culture in a manner sure to resonate with audiences of all ages and from all walks of life.”

Girlgaze began as a movement on social media, where aspiring photographers posted more than 450,000 pictures on Instagram with the hashtag “girlgaze.” The project has garnered support from powerhouses from the media, fashion and photography worlds, including Inez van Lamsweer, Amber Valletta, Lynsey Addario, Sam Taylor-Johnson and Collier Schorr, all of whom sit on Girlgaze‘s curating committee.

In addition to its curated digital collection of images, Girlgaze provides a larger ecosystem supporting the work and careers of fledgling female photographers, artists and creatives, from providing grants to securing jobs. Girlgaze curated the September edition of Teen Vogue, the first issue of a Conde Nast magazine to be created entirely by girls, for girls.

Amanda de Cadenet, the thoughtful multi-hyphenate known for her photography as well as her substantive and diverse discussions with top female talent on The Conversation interview series, as well a the founder and CEO of Girlgaze, said, “The Girlgaze team is extremely honored to be chosen by the Annenberg Space for Photography to exhibit the work of female photographers from around the world. We are thrilled to share the views, experiences and ideas of so many talented girls — however they identify and wherever they come from — with a new audience. Female voices are so often marginalized. If we are ever to achieve gender equality, which is what we’re striving for, it’s crucial to include their voices. This exhibition shows girls as they are: smart, perceptive, creative and bold.

The Annenberg Space for Photography Skylight Studios (10050 Constellation Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90067 ) is a 5,000-square-foot multimedia studio and retail gallery located directly across Century Park from the Annenberg Space for Photography. Skylight Studios is the home of the Annenberg Space for Photography‘s Iris Nights lecture series, a free public program of presentations by photographers and other notable experts and guest artists.

Skylight Studios (10050 Constellation Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90067) is open Wednesday through Sunday: 11am – 6pm and Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission is free.

Parking with validation is $3.50 Wednesdays – Fridays and $1.00 on weekends https://annenbergphotospace.org/skylight-studios