Home for The Holidays: EQ3 Introduces The Holiday 2016 Collection

Perfect Your Holiday Party With Dramatic Black Marble, Festive Metallic And More

Black marble, hand-hammered accents, and metallic serveware make up EQ3‘s Holiday 2016 collection ( ranging in price from $4.99 – $129.99), launching in-stores and online early this month. The line-up of festive homewares features essentials for holiday entertaining, and works beautifully for gift-giving with pieces under $50.

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Perfect for any holiday dinner party is the Coast Cheeseboard from the Coast Collection. The board’s smooth marble surface keeps hard and soft cheeses cool.

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Perfect for any holiday dinner party is the Coast Cheeseboard from the Coast Collection. The board’s smooth marble surface keeps hard and soft cheeses cool.

EQ3 was founded in 2001 with a simple mission: to make modern furniture accessible. Over the past 15 years, EQ3 has built a business doing just that. The company offers custom upholstery, made-to-order in Canada, and furniture and home accessories that help turn where you live into a home.

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EQ3 offers custom upholstery, made-to-order in Canada, and furniture and home accessories that help turn where you live into a home.

EQ3 expands its popular Coast Collection to include a second matte black marble finish. Perfect for any holiday dinner party is the Coast Cheeseboard. The board’s smooth marble surface keeps hard and soft cheeses cool. The Coast Bowl in black marble makes a striking addition to any tabletop. Use it to display seasonally fresh mandarins and pears. The Coast Coasters (see below) in black marble will add polish to your next cocktail party. At only $19.99 for four, they make a great stocking-stuffer or gift. Continue reading

Home & Interiors: Lime and Leaf Launches Original Home Décor Line Inspired by Nature’s Details

New Company Focuses On American-Made Textiles

Lime and Leaf, a new line of high-quality home décor based in Alexandria, VA, launched this past week with the opening of its online store. Inspired by the unique colors and patterns that exist only in nature, the company’s handcrafted, American-made textiles are designed to encourage the calm of the outdoors inside the home. Founded by two sisters, Lori Morris and Kari LePage, who realized that there was no perfect product at the intersection of their two loves – nature and home décor – so they decided to create their own.

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Lime and Leaf’s sheets, duvets, shams and throws are 100% American-made, with bedding fabricated from the highest quality Supima cotton and a unique garment dying process that results in a soft, pre-washed feel. (PRNewsFoto/Lime and Leaf)

Founded in 2016 by Morris and LePage, Lime and Leaf is an online home décor company selling American-made textiles and additional decorative accessories. A wide range of products from linens and throws to table top items are available through www.limeandleaf.com and can be shipped nationwide.lime-leaf-logo

LePage, a Rutgers College and Stern School of Business graduate is an independent consultant in the field of retail strategy. Prior to that, LePage spent over seven years as the GVP of Strategy and Consumer Insights for The Children’s Place and Disney Stores, worked for eight years at PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting and started her retail career in the strategy department at Gap, Inc. Morris, has a Master’s in Education from George Washington University (GWU). With over 15 years of experience in early childhood learning, Morris is president of the Bruhn-Morris Family Foundation, established in February of 2003, to support programs focusing on youth and family.

As early as initial company brainstorms, Lime and Leaf is committed to sourcing material and manufacturing in America for the production of its original designs. From factory floors in North Carolina to embroidery shops in New Jersey and cotton farms in California, the company’s production supply chain highlights the best of what American manufacturers offer. Lime and Leaf‘s sheets, duvets, shams and throws are 100% American-made, with bedding fabricated from the highest quality Supima cotton and a unique garment dying process that results in a soft, pre-washed feel.

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Lime and Leaf’s new line of American-made pillows and throws are inspired by nature. (PRNewsFoto/Lime and Leaf)

Beyond bedding, Lime and Leaf offers a number of other distinctive products and accessories including patterned pillows, vases, picture frames, and decorative tabletop accessories. Pricing ranges from $198 to $228 for sheet sets and duvet covers. Pillows and table linens are priced between $48 and $68. Continue reading

Luxury at Home: Cocoon(TM) by Sealy Mattress Selected For Oprah’s Favorite Things 2016

Oprah Snuggles Up With Cocoon By Sealy To Give The Gift Of Sleep This Holiday Season

It didn’t take long for the Cocoon(TM) by Sealy mattress to make an impression on Oprah Winfrey. The Sealy quality mattress that is shipped directly to consumers’ doors debuted in March and has now been named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2016. For 25 years, Oprah has been meticulously selecting her favorite things for the ultimate holiday gift guide and this year Cocoon by Sealy is among 101 items featured in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.

Tempur Sealy named in The Oprah Magazine December 2016 Issue

“If there’s anything better than a good night’s sleep, let me know, because I haven’t found it, said Oprah. “What I have found is a memory-foam mattress that ships in a remarkably hassle-free box that will actually fit through your door. Open it up and hit the hay.” (PRNewsFoto/Tempur Sealy International, Inc.)

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Cocoon by Sealy, the Sealy quality mattress that is shipped directly to consumers’ doors, debuted in March and has now been named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2016. (PRNewsFoto/Tempur Sealy International, Inc.)

If there’s anything better than a good night’s sleep, let me know, because I haven’t found it,” said Oprah. “What I have found is a memory-foam mattress that ships in a remarkably hassle-free box that will actually fit through your door. Open it up and hit the hay.

To celebrate being named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2016, Cocoon by Sealy is spreading the holiday cheer by offering $100 off any mattress through Dec. 31, 2016. The discount applies to any size mattress (available in sizes from Twin to California King), in either Soft or Firm feels, and even for the new Cocoon by Sealy mattress featuring Chill cooling technology.

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Cocoon is a Sealy quality mattress, sold exclusively online at http://www.CocoonBySealy.com or http://www.amazon.com anddelivered in a box directly to consumers’ doorsteps. (PRNewsFoto/Tempur Sealy International, Inc.)

In addition, O, The Oprah Magazine will give away 20 Cocoon by Sealy mattresses – along with every other item on the 2016 list! To continue the spirit of giving, Cocoon by Sealy will give one lucky consumer a $10,000 shopping spree before the holidays. Watch for more information about the holiday shopping spree in the coming days at www.cocoonbysealy.com/oprah.

It truly is an honor for a new brand like Cocoon by Sealy to be named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2016. It’s the season for giving, and what better gift than the gift of sleep? We’ve received fantastic reviews from consumers about the ease of delivery and setup, the quality of materials and the importance of ‘feel’ options. We are very proud that Oprah’s experience with our product was also so positive,” said Scott Thompson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tempur Sealy. Continue reading

Travel and Leisure: Delta Premium to Debut in 2017

Newest Cabin Experience Offers More Space, Elevated Service And Thoughtful Amenities On Delta’s Longest Flights

Delta Premium, the latest cabin experience from Delta Air Lines, will debut on select international flights in late 2017. Through additional space, elevated service and distinguished amenities provided by partnerships with brands focused on design and quality, Delta is bringing the ‘premium’ back to the premium economy experience.DELTA AIR LINES LOGO

In 2014, Delta began introducing differentiated experiences for customers through a well-defined range of options, allowing customers to tailor travel to their specific needs. Delta One, First Class, Delta Premium and Delta Comfort+ offer enhanced experiences, while Main Cabin and Basic Economy service offer value options. All cabin experiences offer a high level of service and Delta’s unmatched operational reliability. Delta Premium will be available beginning in fall 2017.

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Delta Premium to debut in 2017 (PRNewsFoto/Delta Air Lines)

Delta Premium will feature:

  • More space with up to 38 inches of pitch, up to 19 inches of width and up to seven inches of recline. Delta Premium seats will also offer adjustable leg rests and head rests;
  • Westin Heavenly® In-Flight Blanket with pillow and a TUMI amenity kit featuring Malin+Goetz Travel Essentials, allowing customers to settle in and arrive well-rested;
  • Pre-departure beverage service followed by fresh, seasonal menu selections presented with Alessi serviceware designed exclusively for Delta;
  • A 13.3-inch, high resolution in-flight entertainment screen that is among the largest in its class, allowing customers to stay entertained with Delta Studio‘s industry-leading library of complimentary movies, shows and games, and noise-cancelling headphones;
  • In-seat power ports for large and small devices and convenient storage to keep them within reach;
  • Sky Priority service, which includes faster check-in, accelerated security, priority boarding and expedited baggage service.

Delta Premium is Delta’s latest example of paying careful attention to what customers tell us they want and responding with unique products designed to meet their individual needs,” said Tim Mapes, Delta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.

The cabin will be introduced on the airline’s Airbus A350s entering service next year. Delta A350s will feature 48 Delta Premium seats, as well as 32 Delta One suites and 226 Main Cabin seats. Delta Premium will roll out on its Boeing 777 fleet beginning in 2018. Additional fleets may be added.

Delta will also debut the Delta One Suite, the world’s first business class cabin to feature a sliding door at each suite, on its A350s in 2017. Designed with an emphasis on exceptional customer comfort and privacy, the Delta One Suite offers each customer an individual space accessed by a sliding door with thoughtfully designed personal stowage areas, a widescreen in-flight entertainment system that is one of the largest among U.S. carriers, and premium trim and finishes to create an unparalleled business class experience with a comfortable, residential feel.

Delta has invested billions of dollars in its on-board product and the customer experience with orders for hundreds of new aircraft and a cabin modernization program that includes new seats, seatback and streaming entertainment through Delta Studio, high capacity overhead bins, new lavatories, ambient lighting, access to Wi-Fi on nearly all flights, and other enhancements.