Award-Winning Barrell Craft Spirits Releases the Infinite Barrel Project

Barrell Craft Spirits of Louisville, KY, today announces the introduction of its Infinite Barrel Project, an exciting new whiskey blend crafted to honor the infinity bottle tradition celebrated by whiskey collectors and enthusiasts alike.transparent_BARRELL_logo

Barrell Craft Spirits, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is an independent bottler of unique aged, cask-strength sourced whiskey and rum spirits. The company blends products that explore the unique effects of different distillation methods, barrels and aging environments, and bottles them at cask strength. Every batch is produced as a limited release and has an intentionally distinct flavor profile.

The Infinite Barrel Project involves an innovative approach to blending for the Company and offers consumers a new type of whiskey that is ever changing. This new product line will be a complement to the Company’s award-winning batch releases.

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Award-Winning Barrell Craft Spirits Releases the Infinite Barrel Project

Master Distiller Tripp Stimson and Company Founder Joe Beatrice began creating the Infinite Barrel by selecting a variety of barrels based on individual flavor concentrations and complexities and blending them into a single, larger or “infinite” vessel. At each bottling, a portion of whiskey will be removed and replaced with new barrels chosen to enhance the remaining blend. Details will be found on the Company’s website.

Stimson says, “In bringing our latest vision to the market, we invested a lot in R&D. The Infinite Barrel Project marks the first in a series of innovative product lines we plan to introduce. We are excited about our Infinite Barrel line and anticipate it will be well received.

Its award-winning Barrell Bourbon line of products is currently sold in 35 states throughout the United States. Barrell Craft Spirits has received numerous awards including Best Bourbon, Best Small Batch Bourbon, Double Gold and Best Over Proof Rum at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and has been highly rated by the Whisky Advocate.

For more information about the Infinite Barrel Project, follow Barrell Craft Spirits on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit www.barrellbourbon.com.

Find Your Outer (and Inner) Beautiful at Macy’s This Spring

Macy’s Beauty is a destination for the best brands and products, offering customers an enhanced shopping experience in store and online

A new online campaign “Deeper Beauty” celebrates the confidence and empowerment in all expressions of beauty

This season, beauty routines are centered in modern freshness and revitalization, with looks that highlight everything from natural and simple to bold and elaborate. Macy’s Beauty is helping customers look and feel their best in their own skin and adopt the hottest trends, whether it’s the ombre lip, strong eyebrows, or a simple three-step routine. macyslogo

With its expansive assortment of the best products and brands, knowledgeable beauty advisors, and the freshest content on trends, Macy’s enhanced beauty shopping experience in store and online offers customers their favorite cosmetics, skincare and fragrances that fit their style and routine. To encourage women everywhere to “find your beautiful, inside and out,” Macy’s new online campaign, titled “Deeper Beauty,” celebrates every woman, everywhere, and their varied expressions of beauty through stories and videos that tell the honest experiences of different women in today’s world.

Our customers want the best brands, services, and experiences when they’re shopping for beauty, whether it is online or in store, and whether they are looking for the latest trends or their go-to product,” said Nata Dvir, general business manager of Macy’s Beauty. “We want them to know that Macy’s Beauty offers all of that and more – a breadth of options to help all women find their beautiful, from morning to evening and bedtime, too, no matter how minimal or complex their beauty routine. Through our always expanding product assortment, fun content, and unparalleled number of signature services, we are giving shoppers a new level of experience and an opportunity to engage, play and discover new favorites.”

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Find Your Beautiful at Macy’s this spring, where fresh initiatives enhance the shopping experience in stores and online at macys.com/beauty. (Photo: Business Wire)

Macy’s Beauty is continuously expanding its already robust selection of products, featuring the best brands for all types of beauty. Carrying a consummate selection of brands, shades, and formulas, Macy’s is now offering hot skincare favorites like Sunday Riley, Murad, and Mario Badescu, in addition to existing favorites. The retailer also recently launched IT Cosmetics, carrying the extensive line of award-winning skincare, makeup and beauty tools online and in store. When it comes to fragrance, Macy’s Beauty is the one-stop destination. Whether the mood is light and airy for the workday or romantic and sophisticated for the evening, Macy’s has the widest selection of the best scents to help customers breeze through the day and get ready for a night out.

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Find Your Beautiful at Macy’s this spring, where fresh initiatives enhance the shopping experience in stores and online at macys.com/beauty. (Photo: Business Wire)

In addition to growing and curating the beauty selection to include the most noteworthy brands, Macy’s is also changing the way customers experience beauty in stores and online.

In stores, shoppers will begin to see new displays that allow them to discover beauty products in a more open environment. This format makes comparing and discovering new products easier and allows customers to shop any way they prefer, whether they need help from a Macy’s beauty advisor, just want to browse, or prefer to test and shop on their own. These in-store layouts highlight tips and looks from the latest beauty trends featured in Macy’s Presents The Edit. Shoppers can also discover “Beauty Advisor Picks” displayed together from Macy’s expert beauty advisors and other customers. Follow #macysbeauty to see all the excitement happening in store.

Macy’s beauty advisors continue to deliver the best customer experience through the ability to advise across all brands and categories, on everything from their matching concealer shade in a new must-have brand to the eyeshadow palette that is all over social media, and the classic serum that does not go out of style. With Macy’s new training platform, Beauty Playground, which launched in all stores this season, Macy’s beauty advisors are always informed on the latest product and brand recommendations, tips, and influencer insights.

In select stores, customers can try on products virtually with YouCam Makeup magic mirror kiosks, where customers can discover, access and try on hundreds of products in seconds without the need for makeup trials. With just the snap of a selfie, beauty shoppers can virtually try on more than 250 makeup products, including top millennial brands such as Benefit, NYX, Tarte, Urban Decay, and Too Faced.

To accompany the product experience, Macy’s invites customers to take a break by offering a wide variety of services, most of which are complimentary, including mini facials, trend tutorials, and customized treatments from popular brands such as Bobbi Brown, Clarins, Clinique, Dior, Estēe Lauder, MAC, Lancôme, Shiseido, and Chanel. Request a list of “Macy’s Signature Services” at your local beauty counter or by searching Beauty Services at www.macys.com to learn more. Continue reading

Audrey Hepburn’s Personal Collection Part III Online At Christie’s In May

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Christie’s online sale Audrey Hepburn: The Personal Collection Part III will open for bidding on May 2, closing on May 9, 2018. Comprising 212 lots, the sale is now available to view online www.christies.com/audreyhepburn. Following the success of Part I and II in Autumn 2017, Part III continues Christie’s celebration of this globally renowned and adored film and stage actress, fashion legend and humanitarian, in what would have been her 90th year.christies_logo_black-hr_mdtv71b

Not to be missed, the sale will provide a further opportunity for fans, collectors and admirers to delve in to Audrey Hepburn’s personal world, both on and off screen, through the objects she collected, used and loved; from jewellery, fashion and accessories, to correspondence, film memorabilia and professional photography by leading photographers of the day.audrey-hepburn-identity-centered[1]

Audrey Hepburn is rightly regarded not only as one of the greatest screen actresses of all time but as a style icon. 25 years after her death she maintains a resonance and popularity as strong today as it was during her lifetime. With estimates starting at just £200 and ranging up to £15,000 this auction will provide collectors and devoted fans from around the world with a further opportunity to acquire personal items treasured by one of the most famous and well-loved women of the 20th Century.

Christie’s auctions, Part I and Part II, of the personal collection of Hepburn captivated the imagination of a global audience, realizing an overall total of £6,053,875/ $8,100,085/ €6,883,255. Comprising 473 lots, the flagship live auction at Christie’s headquarters in London (September 27, 2017) and the online sale (September 19 to October 4, 2017) attracted registered bidders from a total of 50 countries across 6 continents. Both sales sparked competitive bidding from new and existing clients; in the saleroom, on the telephones, via absentee bids and Christie’s LIVETM in Part I; and via Christie’s easily accessible online sale format in Part II.

The overall top lot from the collection was sold in Part I: Audrey Hepburn’s working script for the 1961 Paramount production Breakfast at Tiffany’s which sold to Tiffany & Co. for £632,750 / $846,619 / €719,437, realizing a world auction record for a script (estimate: £60,000-90,000). The top lot of Part II was A Matador’s Traje De Luces (Suit of Lights) which realized £52,500/ $70,245/ €59,693 (estimate £3,000 – 5,000).

Luca Dotti and Sean Hepburn Ferrer commented: “Having taken 25 years to be ready to share our mother’s personal world, we were truly touched by the global response to Part I and II of her collection. It is with pleasure that we now present Part III; a further group of her belongings that we feel will be of interest to her ever-growing base of admirers.

Adrian Hume-Sayer, Head of Sale and Director of Private Collections commented: “We are indebted to Audrey Hepburn’s two sons for entrusting Christie’s with this very special collection. Audrey Hepburn is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest icons in the history of both film and fashion. The incredible enthusiasm with which her collection was received bears testament to the enduring strength of her appeal – from Hong Kong to Hollywood the pre-sale exhibitions drew crowds wherever they went, with the London pre-sale events alone drawing in excess of 12,000 visitors. The fervor continued with vigor through both the live and online auctions, with the marathon 10 hour live sale running until midnight. The success of the sales – which saw thousands of her personal possessions across almost 500 lots all find homes – show the immense continued affection for perhaps the greatest British actress the world has seen. Part III of the collection will be offered online in 2018, details will follow in due course.”

Highlights include:

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An ivory wool gabardine coat by Rose Bertin, Lausanne, 1968, is offered together with a pair of shoes.

Lot 2 – An ivory wool gabardine coat by Rose Bertin, Lausanne, 1968, is offered together with a pair of shoes. Audrey is wearing this coat on the cover of ‘Audrey in Rome’ by Luca Dotti, and Ludovicia Damiani, Harper Collins, 2011 (page 1) Estimate £3,000-5,000

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The simple and elegant pearl has become synonymous with Audrey Hepburn, evoking her classic and understated style.

Lot 8 – A pair of cultured pearl earrings. The simple and elegant pearl has become synonymous with Audrey Hepburn, evoking her classic and understated style. According to son Luca Dotti, Audrey ‘hated the idea of spending a fortune on diamonds and gold… What she really loved were pearls because of their purity, the fact that they were made by nature.’ Estimate £8,000-12,000 Continue reading