Bugaboo Opens First Ever U.S. Pop-Up Store In New York City

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Bugaboo, a global mobility company whose products enable people to explore and move freely through their world, announced today the opening of the company’s first U.S. pop-up store in New York City. Bugaboo recently shook up the travel industry with the announcement of its most recent mobility concept creation, the Bugaboo Boxer, inspired by the company’s existing and iconic strollers. Both will be available for hands-on testing at the store, providing a space for guests to experience the “power of push.”

Best known for revolutionizing the stroller market with the launch of their iconic stroller in 1999, Bugaboo designs products that make life on the road easier.

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Bugaboo Boxer Luggage System 

The pop-up store will showcase the brand’s recently launched luggage system, the aforementioned Bugaboo Boxer, as well as its signature stroller line. The Bugaboo pop-up store is located at 224 Mulberry Street, New York, NY. The store will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

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BUGABOO EXTENDS MOBILITY EXPERTISE WITH LAUNCH OF BUGABOO BOXER LUGGAGE SYSTEM

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BUGABOO EXTENDS MOBILITY EXPERTISE WITH LAUNCH OF BUGABOO BOXER LUGGAGE SYSTEM (HERE WITH CABIN CASE LAPTOP BAG)

Bugaboo’s pop-up store simulates a traveler’s journey with the Bugaboo Boxer from packing at home, to airport security, all the way to the airplane aisle. Upon walking into the SoHo location, guests are welcomed into their “home” where the shopping experience and packing with the Bugaboo Boxer are explained through a live demo. The next stop on the journey takes place in a staged airport security entrance where the ease of moving with the Bugaboo Boxer is showcased. Finally, guests will be transported to the aisle of an airplane to get a firsthand feel for the effortlessness of stowing away the lightweight Cabin Case. Continue reading

The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus Celebrates The Greatest City In The World For Its 2016/17 Season

To sing together is to form a family. To sing for an audience is to invite you into our family.

The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus recently announced their 2016/17 season of concerts and fundraisers, which celebrates a city like no other: New York.new-york-city-gay-mens-chorus-logo

Our world today has been shaken by tragedy and division and we’ve seen what music can do to connect people, challenge intolerance, and celebrate life,” said Charlie Beale, Artistic Director for NYCGMC. “New York City has long welcomed people from all walks of life to live together and find harmony. With all that’s happening in the world, it feels like the right time to sing music that celebrates NYC as an eternal beacon for inclusion, opportunity, excitement, and inspiration,” Beale added.

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New York City Gay Men’s Chorus. Photo by Michael R. Dekker

NYCGMC’s 2016/17 season includes an exciting, diverse, and musically rich program that celebrates the city’s attitude and history, the weird and wonderful life and diversity of the city today, as well as NYC’s changing relationship with, and influence on, the rest of the world. NYCGMC will also be taking their performances to all corners of the five boroughs throughout the year—details of which will be announced later in the season. JetBlue is the official airline and corporate partner of the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus.

This season will be as spectacular and magical as if you’re discovering the city for the first time,” Charlie further added.

2016/2017 Concert Series Details:

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XMAS & CHILL A COZY HOLIDAY WITH 250 GAY MEN With Special Guests – Well Strung

XMAS & CHILL A COZY HOLIDAY WITH 250 GAY MEN With Special Guests – Well Strung
Saturday December 17, 8pm/Sunday December 18, 3pm
The Town Hall, 123 W 43rd St

Light up the fire, shake off the snow, and crack open the holiday champagne. It’s time to leave the crowds, the cold, the car horns, and the craziness outside, and snuggle up with your favorite gays for the merriest holiday celebration in New York this season.

Xmas & Chill will feature some of the coolest arrangements of holiday favorites, spine-tingling traditional choral pieces, many other fabulous performances, plus our very special guests, the hunky string quartet Well Strung. Filled with the spirit of the season, Xmas & Chill will be the ultimate holiday date night for the whole city.

Warm-hearted, funny, nostalgic, uplifting, and always with an incredible sound, this is guaranteed to be the one holiday show in NYC that truly sleighs.

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Well Strung

Well-Strung, a New York City based string quartet, derives their unique blend of vocals and strings by fusing classical music with the pop music of today. Members Edmund Bagnell (1st violin), Chris Marchant (2nd violin), Daniel Shevlin (cello), and Trevor Wadleigh (viola) spend their time making new music and touring internationally. The group was conceived by producer Mark Cortale and Chris Marchant

HARMONY: OUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALABenefiting New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and Youth Pride Chorus
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Neiman Marcus Presents The 90th Edition Of Its Iconic Christmas Book

 

Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts Include a Walk-On Role in the Broadway Musical Waitress

Exclusive Grammy Awards Experience, Private Quarterback Camp with Joe Montana and His and Hers Neiman Marcus Island Cars Featuring Lilly Pulitzer

 

The 2016 Christmas Book was unveiled today by luxury omni-channel retailer Neiman Marcus in Dallas. The 90th edition of this legendary book continues Neiman Marcus’ unmatched tradition of offering a selection of spectacular and unique holiday gifts sure to make even the wildest of dreams come true.neiman-marcus Logo

The arrival of the Christmas Book is considered by many to mark the official start of the holiday shopping season. This year’s edition carries on the Neiman Marcus tradition of presenting a refined selection of items across a broad range of categories for everyone on your holiday shopping list. With a new collection of fantasy gifts certain to satisfy even the most indulgent appetites, the Christmas Book features exceptional and distinctive gifts and experiences, including A Week at Three English Estates Experience, Slumber Party at the Neiman Marcus Flagship and Cobalt Valkyrie-X Private Plane in rose gold. This year’s featured car is an INFINITI Q60 Neiman Marcus Limited Edition. The “His & Hers” fantasy gift comes to life as the Neiman Marcus Island Cars Featuring Lilly Pulitzer.neiman-marcus-christmas-book-cover-2016

We are thrilled to present the 2016 fantasy gifts. Our team has scoured and vetted hundreds of one-of-a-kind items resulting in this highly curated collection of 12 items and experiences,” said Jim Gold, President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Neiman Marcus. “It is our goal to bring dreams to life!

First published in 1926 as a 16-page booklet, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book was initially intended as a Christmas card to the store’s best customers. Through the years, the book has maintained its personal touch while evolving into a legendary source for alluring and mystical gifts.

Each year, the Christmas Book features specially commissioned artwork and the covers are as anticipated as the contents. “With the goal of bringing a fashion component to the cover of the Christmas Book, we combined custom artwork by Maija Louekari with the beautiful face of Lindsey Wixson to create a final image photographed by Walter Chin. And, to add that bit of fantasy that Neiman Marcus is famous for, the lenticular printing animates Lindsey winking,” said Georgia Christensen, Vice President, Brand Creative Director of Neiman Marcus. This year represents only the second time a unique element has been used to animate the cover. In 1999, a Christmas tree glistened with butterflies thanks to a lenticular onset.

As in previous years, Neiman Marcus will donate a portion of the proceeds from the majority of fantasy gifts to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation which brings enriching art experiences to youth in communities nationwide. Donations will be made to the GRAMMY Foundation with the purchase of the Exclusive GRAMMY Awards Experience and to Akola Project with the purchase of the Optimist Akola Bracelet.

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The Love to Give Collection, also featured in the 2016 Christmas Book, includes over 40 perfectly priced items for gift giving. Each Neiman Marcus store gives ten percent of the proceeds to benefit youth arts education in Neiman Marcus communities across the country. An additional $50,000 from online sales goes to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. Vendors participating in the Neiman Marcus Love to Give Collection include, but are not limited to, Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent beauty, Fresh, Lumio, Sugarfina, and Kate Spade. Prices range from $10 – $200.

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Hip stocking stuffers, cool hostess gifts and unexpected treats can be found in the Fun to Give Collection, also featured in the 2016 Christmas Book. These imaginative, easy to buy items (starting at just $5) are truly fun to give.

The fantasy gifts included in the 2016 Christmas Book include:

WALK-ON ROLE IN THE BROADWAY MUSICAL WAITRESS

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WALK-ON ROLE IN THE BROADWAY MUSICAL WAITRESS

Perfect for the star in your life searching for their spotlight, one lucky recipient will receive a walk-on role in Broadway’s tastiest musical, Waitress, starring Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller and directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus. With music and lyrics by five-time GRAMMY Award nominee Sara Bareilles, the gift comes with four premium show tickets, a meet-and-greet with the Waitress cast, and a Waitress-themed pie-making lesson with the show’s pie consultant.

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The gift comes with four premium show tickets, a meet-and-greet with the Waitress cast, and a Waitress-themed pie-making lesson with the show’s pie consultant.

With the purchase of the Broadway musical Waitress walk-on role, Neiman Marcus will donate $22,500 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. Gift limited to one customer. ($30,000; page 120)

CURATED COLLECTION OF 36 CALDECOTT MEDAL-WINNING CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Send someone on a charming editorial exploration with a curated collection of 36 Caldecott Medal-winning children’s books. Perfect for children of any age, the books within this once-in-a-lifetime library span over almost 80 years and have each been bestowed the Caldecott Medal, given annually since 1938 to “the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children” as voted by the Association for Library Service to Children. Either first editions or early printings, all in original dust jackets, the collection has been gathered by two of New England’s finest book sellers, Johnnycake Books and E.M. Maurice Books.

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CURATED COLLECTION OF 36 CALDECOTT MEDAL-WINNING CHILDREN’S BOOKS

The 36 Titles Included in the Caldecott Medal-winning Children’s Book Collection Fantasy Gift:

  • 2015: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, illustrator Dan Santat
  • 2014: Locomotive, illustrator Brian Floca
  • 2013: This Is Not My Hat, illustrator Jon Klassen
  • 2012: A Ball for Daisy, illustrator Chris Raschka
  • 2009: The House in the Night, illustrator Beth Krommes
  • 2008: The Invention of Hugo Cabret, illustrator Brian Selznick
  • 2007: Flotsam, illustrator David Wiesner
  • 2006: The Hello, Goodbye Window, illustrator Chris Raschka
  • 2005: Kitten’s First Full Moon, illustrator Kevin Henkes
  • 2004: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, illustrator Mordicai Gerstein
  • 2003: My Friend Rabbit, illustrator Eric Rohmann
  • 1999: Snowflake Bentley, illustrator Mary Azarian
  • 1998: Rapunzel, illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky
  • 1992: Tuesday, illustrator David Wiesner
  • 1991: Black and White, illustrator David Macaulay
  • 1986: The Polar Express, illustrator Chris Van Allsburg
  • 1985: Saint George and the Dragon, illustrator Trina Schart Hyman
  • 1982: Jumanji, illustrator Chris Van Allsburg
  • 1981: Fables, illustrator Arnold Lobel
  • 1978: Noah’s Ark, illustrator Peter Spier
  • 1976: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, illustrators Diane and Leo Dillon
  • 1974: Duffy and the Devil, illustrator Margot Zemach
  • 1973: The Funny Little Woman, illustrator Blair Lent
  • 1968: Drummer Hoff, illustrator Ed Emberley
  • 1967: Sam, Bangs & Moonshine, illustrator Evaline Ness
  • 1964: Where the Wild Things Are, illustrator Maurice Sendak
  • 1963: The Snowy Day, illustrator Ezra Jack Keats
  • 1959: Chanticleer and the Fox, illustrator Barbara Cooney
  • 1954: Madeline’s Rescue, illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans
  • 1951: The Egg Tree, illustrator Katherine Milhous
  • 1944: Many Moons, illustrator Louis Slobodkin
  • 1942: Make Way for Ducklings, illustrator Robert McCloskey
  • 1941: They Were Strong and Good, illustrator Robert Lawson
  • 1940: Abraham Lincoln, illustrators Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
  • 1939: Mei Li, illustrator Thomas Handforth

With the purchase of the curated collection of 36 Caldecott Medal-winning children’s books, Neiman Marcus will donate $10,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. Gift limited to one customer. Caldecott is a registered trademark of American Library Association, which does not sponsor or endorse this gift, Neiman Marcus, Johnnycake Books, or E.M. Maurice Books. ($100,000; page 122) Continue reading

Mandarin Oriental, Macau Welcomes Chef Fei From Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou As Special Guest Chef At Vida Rica Restaurant

Mandarin Oriental, Macau is set to welcome Chef Fei of Jiang by Chef Fei at Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou for a special culinary collaboration with the hotel’s Chinese Executive Chef Wong Tak Wing that will feature a series of exquisitely prepared Cantonese dishes from November 4-6, 2016.

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The Mandarin Oriental, Macau is ideally situated in the heart of Macau’s business, entertainment and high-end retail districts, offering easy access to all major tourist sites and transport hubs.

Lucky diners can explore Chef Fei’s signature dishes including deep fried roasted duck puff pastry with black and snow fungus, kungfu soup with matsutake mushroom, sautéed Australian sirloin with Szechuan pepper and chilli as well as crispy roasted chicken with flaxseeds, featured in a six-course lunch menu at MOP 568 per person or an eight-course dinner menu at MOP 888 per person. Both menus offer a choice of wine pairing.

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Chef Fei of Jiang by Chef Fei at Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou will be the guest chef for a special culinary collaboration with the Mandarin Oriental, Macau’s Chinese Executive Chef Wong Tak Wing, that will feature a series of exquisitely prepared Cantonese dishes from November 4-6, 2016.

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Chef Fei of Jiang by Chef Fei at Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou will be the guest chef for a special culinary collaboration with the Mandarin Oriental, Macau’s Chinese Executive Chef Wong Tak Wing, that will feature a series of exquisitely prepared Cantonese dishes from November 4-6, 2016.

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Chef Fei of Jiang by Chef Fei at Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou will be the guest chef for a special culinary collaboration with the Mandarin Oriental, Macau’s Chinese Executive Chef Wong Tak Wing, that will feature a series of exquisitely prepared Cantonese dishes from November 4-6, 2016.

Chef Fei began his cooking career at the age of 16 where he honed his culinary skill in a Chinese speciality restaurant, mastering all aspects of Cantonese cuisine. With an impeccable eye for detail, he is well known on Guangzhou’s fine dining-scene, where his innovative creations combining intricate taste experience with artistic presentation have won him numerous awards, including the Chinese Culinary Skill Master Gold Medal and Chinese Celebrity Chef Five Star Medal. Following his achievements, Chef Fei has been constantly invited as guest chef to Mandarin Oriental properties such as Hong Kong and Sanya, to showcase his Cantonese dishes with a contemporary twist.

Prices are subject to 10% service charge. For reservations, please call Vida Rica Restaurant at +853 8805 8918 or email momac-vidarica@mohg.com. In order to make the most of this occasion, guestrooms can be booked at preferential rates from MOP 2,099, including breakfast. Rates are subject to 10% service charge and 5% government tourism tax. For room reservations, please contact the hotel’s reservations team at +853 8805 8822 or email momac-reservations@mohg.com.

The Mandarin Oriental, Macau is ideally situated in the heart of Macau’s business, entertainment and high-end retail districts, offering easy access to all major tourist sites and transport hubs. Both Macau International Airport and the Macau-China border are only 10 minutes by car, while the Hong Kong-Macau ferry terminal is just a short five-minute drive away. From here, Hong Kong’s airport can be directly accessed by ferry in 45 minutes and Central Hong Kong in just one hour.

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 29 hotels and eight residences in 19 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, with the next hotel opening planned in Doha.