Gap Launches its 2018 Limited-Edition Collection with GQ Featuring the ‘Coolest Designers on the Planet’

Balmain, Dsquared2, MSGM, No Vacancy Inn, Officine Générale, OpeningCeremony, Stampd, and Surf is Dead Create Limited-Edition Sweatshirts, Available at Select Gap Stores and Gap.com

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Gap, with GQ Magazine, launched the new exclusive menswear collection of GQ’s ‘Coolest Designers on the Planet.’ The program, which recognizes menswear designers, has expanded to feature international talent from around the globe. This year, Gap invited Balmain, Dsquared2, MSGM, No Vacancy Inn, Officine Générale, Opening Ceremony, Stampd and Surf is Dead to design their take on the classic Gap sweatshirt.

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This year, we took a fresh approach to our GQ for Gap collaboration,” says John Caruso, Gap VP of Men’s Design. “Our Gap hoodie and crewneck sweatshirts are iconic American staples that have appeared in countless ad campaigns and editorials. We are so excited to show our customers how each designer re-invents this classic.”

GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers in America project, which was established in 2007, works to advance and bring attention to emerging American menswear designers. The recognized designers were selected by GQ editor-in-chief, Jim Nelson, creative director-at-large Jim Moore, and the magazine’s fashion editors, and took part in a mentoring program led by GQ and Gap.

“This year’s collection spotlights the iconic Gap sweatshirt, with collaborations from menswear’s most exciting names,” says Neilson. “It represents the very best of the Coolest Designers on the Planet program and the global influence of menswear in the thing we all really want to wear: a classic sweatshirt.”

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The GQ for Gap collection consists of eight sweatshirts, one crewneck and seven hoodies, created by the eight designers. Designed to their brand aesthetic, each designer incorporated their own logo alongside the Gap logo with custom color palette, graphics, and silhouette. For example, the MSGMfor GQ for Gap x MSGM is oversized, featuring a double hood in a red and white color palette while GQ for Gap x Surf is Dead is a boxy silhouette in gray with neon graphics and dolman sleeves. The collection is available starting today, at selectGap stores in the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and throughout Europe. It will also be available online atwww.gap.com/gq. The collection prices range from $78 to $148.

As part of this year’s program, GQ will be making donations on behalf of each designer to the following organizations:

  • Balmain: (RED), working to eradicate HIV/AIDS
  • Opening Ceremony: Destination Tomorrow, a non-profit for LGBTQ+ youth in the Bronx
  • STAMPD: Ride2Revive, provides ill children with memorable and adrenaline-filled driving experiences meant to distract them from their health related struggles and revitalize their senses
  • Surf is Dead: Miracle Babies, devoted to providing financial assistance and supportive services to parents of sick newborns
  • No Vacancy Inn: Flint Kids Fund, working to help the children of Flint, Michigan who have been exposed to lead in their drinking water
  • DSQUARED2: The Center, the heart and home of NYC’s LGBT community
  • MSGM: Pane Quotidiano, an over 100-year-old Italian-based organization that provides free food to the poor on a daily basis
  • Officine Générale: The Bibi Fund, dedicated to curing cancer in children

For more information on ‘The Coolest Designers on the Planet,’ visit www.gap.com.

Lightbox Lights Up New York With A Holiday Pop-Up

Lightbox, the laboratory-grown diamond jewelry company from the DeBeers Group, kicked off CyberWeek 2018 with the opening of their first pop-up activation, now through December 2,  at The Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center on Monday morning.

The innovative new laboratory-grown diamond jewelry company from De BeersGroup gives consumers an interactive experience for Cyber Week

Lightbox is the innovative new company offering consumers fashion jewelry featuring high-quality pink, white and blue laboratory-grown diamonds at transparent and accessible prices. The company is the only brand that sources lab-grown diamonds from Element Six, the world’s leading lab-grown diamond producer, based in Oxford, England, and built on more than 50 years of groundbreaking innovation. Lab-grown diamonds share the same physical, chemical and optical characteristics as rare, natural diamonds. But the process needed to create them is different from nature, so while they are neither as valuable or precious, they are just as sparkly. A tiny piece of lab-grown diamond, rather like a seed, is placed into a plasma reactor. Then heat that plasma to 4000 Kelvin (over 6000 degrees Fahrenheit).

Guests at The Lightbox pop Up at The Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center 

Gradually the tiny crystal grows. After around 400 hours, it’s big enough to cut into a polished stone. And if they desire a bigger stone, they simply run the process for longer. They can now play with chemistry, time and temperature to make a lab-grown diamond in different colors. The very same lab-grown diamond can then be used in many cutting-edge technologies, from today’s finest audio systems to tomorrow’s quantum computers. Element Six have pioneered the use of lab-grown diamond in multiple applications, from the sharpest surgical blade to the unrivaled speaker ‘tweeters’ used in Abbey Road studios.(*Learn more at www.lightboxjewelry.com.)

Lightbox is the innovative new company offering consumers fashion jewelry featuring high-quality pink, white and blue laboratory-grown diamonds at transparent and accessible prices.

For Cyber Week, shoppers will have the opportunity to experience the launch collection from Lightbox (currently only available online) featuring pretty pendants and stud earrings with sparkly lab-grown diamonds in blush pink, pale blue and traditional icy white. The jewelry is set in either silver or rose gold and Lightbox’s easy-to-understand linear pricing model is highlighted within the space, making purchasing a lab-grown diamond easier than ever. Prices start at just$200 for a quarter carat and range up to $800 for one-carat total weight, plus the cost of the setting.

The Lightbox Pop Up at The Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center 

Visitors to the pop-up can engage with a customized styling display and try on jewelry from the collection. Brand ambassadors will be on hand to facilitate online orders through the Lightbox website and all orders placed at the pop-up will receive free expedited shipping. The pop-structure also features an interactive selfie video wall where visitors can share a moment.

Lightbox General Manager Steve Coe and Head of Marketing Sally Morrison were joined by models from the brand’s advertising campaign for a lighting ceremony at the 20′ x 20’light-filled structure.

H&M and Children’s Health Fund Celebrate Giving Tuesday 2018

In celebration of Giving Tuesday 2018 (November 27th), H&M is supporting Children’s Health Fund and its mission of ensuring access to high-quality healthcare for some of America’s most disadvantaged children. Through a gift card sales drive online and in all stores this holiday season, H&M will donate 5% of card purchase amounts to the Children’s Health Fund, with a minimum donation of $350,000 and a maximum of $500,000.

Additionally, on Giving Tuesday, H&M, along with employee volunteers, will hand out nearly 400 H&Mcoats to students at the Harlem flagship location of Healthy and Ready to Learn (HRL), an innovative program supported by the H&M Foundation. Another 250 coats will be distributed to children who are seen at the Children’sHealth Fund’s clinic in the South Bronx as well as other schools who participate in the Healthy and Ready to Learn program. This Giving Tuesday effort launches a nationwide volunteer program that will roll out in 2019 to continue giving the gift of healthcare to children in need. H&Memployees across the country will be volunteering in a variety of ways to help support Children’sHealth Fund’s programs and the children they serve.

TheChildren’s Health Fund is committed to ensuring high-quality health care to America’s most disadvantaged children. They achieve this through expanding access to comprehensive primary care, reducing health barriers to learning, responding to the needs of children impacted by a major public health crisis, and improving the health and well-being of children through advocacy and public education efforts.

The H&M Foundation currently partners with the Children’sHealth Fund, supporting an innovative school-based program inNew York, designed to get children healthy and ready to learn. In the first phase of the project, Healthy and Ready to Learn was designed to determine best practices for addressing health barriers that risk slowing down children’s ability to learn. During the coming years, the Children’sHealth Fund will continue to support the HRL model and increase bothservices and dissemination of practices that reduce health barriersto learning in New York City while also preparing the model to betested and scaled nationally.

Weare so grateful to H&M for donating coats to the children we serve here in New York so that they are prepared for the cold winter months ahead,” said Dennis Walto, Chief Executive Officer ofChildren’s Health Fund. “It’s the perfect illustration ofH&M’s commitment to keeping the students at this school healthy and ready to learn.

Shinola And Disney Celebrate 90 Years Of Mickey Mouse With The Launch Of The Mickey Classics Collection

Two American True Originals Collaborate on a Mickey Mouse Capsule Collection

Shinola and Disney are pleased to announce the launch of the Mickey Classics Collection, a capsule collection that honors 90 years of Mickey Mouse. The collaboration is part of “Mickey the True Original,” a global celebration of Mickey’s heritage, personality and status as a pop-culture icon.

Since his big-screen debut in Steamboat Willie on November 18, 1928, Mickey continues to serve as the global ambassador for The Walt Disney Company. From the beloved Mickey Mouse Club to today’s Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, the character’s optimistic outlook and endearing personality continue to delight fans around the world.

Shinola is committed to making lasting things. World-class watches, beautiful leather goods, high-integrity audio, thoughtful gifts, and a hotel. If it’s made, they want to try to make it better. With relentless optimism, tenacity, humor, and humility, Shinola helps people shine in an understated way.

Shinola is a company that believes in celebrating American success stories,” said Shannon Washburn, President of Shinola. “We are proud to join Disney in honoring the magic of Mickey Mouse while also commemorating the five-year anniversary of our flagship watch, the Runwell.

The Mickey Classics is a collection of limited-edition and special-edition Shinola Runwell timepieces, leather goods, audio equipment, wall clocks and journals showcasing Mickey Mouse.

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The company is offering five limited-edition Runwell timepieces featuring illustrations by Disney’s character artist, Jeff Shelly

The company is offering five limited-edition Runwell timepieces featuring illustrations by Disney’s character artist, Jeff Shelly. Each illustration is drawn specifically for these five Shinola watches, inspired by iconic Mickey Mouse moments such as the character’s appearance in Plane Crazy and Steamboat Willie. Limited to 90 timepieces per style in honor of Mickey Mouse’s 90th Anniversary, each Runwell comes with one of five framed original sketches of Mickey Mouse, as well as a special-edition Shinola sketchbook with a “How to Draw Mickey” instructional booklet.

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Additionally, both the leather Runwell backpack—which includes a hand-stitched leather appliqué of Steamboat Willie—and the leather tech portfolio are lined with a “How to Draw Mickey” illustration.

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The Mickey Classics journals feature a flip book that animates a scene from The Nifty Nineties (1941) created by Disney legend Fred (Freddie) Moore, whose design and animation of the spunky little star is considered seminal in Mickey’s career.

The Shinola x Disney Mickey Classics collection is now available at Shinola.com and in Shinola stores, Disney stores, and select specialty retailers. Prices range from $28 for a journal to $2,500 for a Shinola Runwell Turntable.

For more information, please visit www.shinola.com.

National Museum of American History Participates in Smithsonian’s American Women’s History Initiative #BecauseOfHerStory

List of Exhibitions and Displays Opening March 2019 – June 2020

Three National Museum of American History exhibitions opening in 2019 and 2020 are part of the Smithsonian’s American Women’s History Initiative #BecauseOfHerStory. The initiative is one of the country’s most ambitious undertakings to research, collect, document display and share the compelling story of women. It will deepen our understanding of women’s contributions to the nation and the world. Designed to amplify women’s crucial roles in building and sustaining the nation, the three exhibitions are “All Work and No Pay,” “Creating Icons: How We Remember Women’s Suffrage” and “Girlhood! (It’s Complicated).”smithsonian-logo

All Work and No Pay”: Opens March 4, 2019, and Closes February 2020

Break rooms across America hold signs that read: “Your mother doesn’t work here.” The Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s new display “All Work and No Pay: A History of Women’s Invisible Labor” examines just that: the implied expectation that women will take care of the housework. The exhibit, opening March 4, shows that despite making steps forward in the paid labor force, women continued to be responsible for the almost-timeless and undeniably endless unpaid work at home.

Pockets, aprons, housedresses and a variety of other costumes meant for domestic work from colonial America to the 1990s are featured. Objects from various ethnic communities and classes will highlight how women shared similar tasks across race and class despite the complicated dynamics and inequalities between them. Through this display, visitors can see how women have always worked and debate the value and implications of unwaged labor in the home.

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Creating Icons: How We Remember Women’s Suffrage”: Opens March 6, 2020/Closes TBD

To mark the 100th anniversary of the groundbreaking 19th Amendment that recognized women’s right to vote, the museum will open “Creating Icons: How We Remember Women’s Suffrage.” Designed to commemorate women’s achievements in winning suffrage, the exhibit will invite audiences to explore how we celebrate, what we remember, what (and who) has been forgotten or silenced over time and how those exclusions helped create the cracks and fissures in the movement that continue to impact women’s politics and activism. A jewel box approach will display a small group of artifacts in conjunction with graphics and media – an interweaving of the “famous” and the “forgotten.” The most impressive piece, a six-foot oil portrait of Susan B. Anthony, will be the centerpiece of the exhibition. Painted by Sarah J. Eddy in 1900, it depicts an idealized image of Anthony being presented with flowers by young boys and girls on the occasion of her 80th birthday. Other Items from the National American Women Suffrage Association collection (now the League of Women Voters) donated to the Smithsonian between 1919 and 1920 will be featured. Materials related to Adelaide Johnson (sculptor of Portrait Monument in the Capitol), Alice Paul (suffragist and activist who helped secure women’s right to vote) and the National Woman’s Party (NWP), and other suffrage and women’s activism collections are included.

Girlhood! (It’s Complicated)”: Opens June 12, 2020, and Closes Jan 2, 2022, and will travel through SITES

For decades, young women were told that girls were “made of sugar and spice and everything nice.” What we learn from history is that many girls were made of stronger stuff. They changed history. This will be a signature exhibition at the museum and it is designed to travel through the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Through its rich collections and new acquisitions, the museum will explore how girls have been on the front lines of social and cultural change. Girlhood (It’s Complicated) engages in timely conversations about youth movements and women’s history through unexpected stories of girlhood in the United States. With the design inspired by zines, the 5,000 square-foot gallery will have five story sections: Education (Being Schooled), Wellness (Body Talk), Work (Hey, Where is My Girlhood?), Fashion (Girl’s Remix) as well as biographical interactives called “A Girl’s Life.

Through incomparable collections, rigorous research and dynamic public outreach, the National Museum of American History explores the infinite richness and complexity of American history. It helps people understand the past in order to make sense of the present and shape a more humane future. The museum is located on Constitution Avenue N.W., between 12th and 14th Streets, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). Admission is free.

More information about the initiative is available at https://womenshistory.si.edu.

New-York Historical Society Presents Artwork By Betye Saar in Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean

Exhibition Explores The Enduring Legacy Of Slavery And The Representation Of African American Women

The New-York Historical Society presents Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean, a solo exhibition of work by the key figure of the Black Arts Movement and feminist art movement of the 1960-70s, on view now through May 27, 2019. The exhibition features 22 works created between 1997 and 2017, from the artist’s ongoing series of washboard assemblages utilizing the washboard as a symbol of the unresolved legacy of slavery and oppression that black Americans, particularly black women, continue to face.

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Betye Saar (b. 1926), Supreme Quality, 1998. Mixed media on vintage washboard, metal washtub, wood stand. Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, CA. Photo: Tim Lanterman, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean, which fuses the historical and collective memory of race and gender in the United States with personal autobiography, joins Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow (September 7, 2018 – March 3, 2019) as part of New-York Historical’s new initiative to address topics of freedom, equality, and civil rights in America. Presented in the Joyce B. Cowin Women’s History Gallery, part of the recently inaugurated Center for Women’s History, the exhibition is organized by the Craft &Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles and coordinated at New-York Historical by Wendy N. E. Ikemoto, Ph.D., associate curator of American Art.

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Betye Saar (b. 1926), Liberation, 2011. Mixed media on vintage washboard Collection of Sheila Silber. Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, CA. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

The washboards of Betye Saar’s Keepin’ It Clean series transcend the traditional boundaries of material culture and art to shed light on persistent gender stereotypes,” said Dr. Louise Mirrer, president and CEO of New-York Historical. “The exhibition furthers the efforts we at the New-York Historical Society have made over the past decade and a half to educate the public on the enduring legacy of slavery and African Americans’ struggle for full rights as citizens. Saar’s art accomplishes what we always try to achieve: to challenge conventional wisdom, provoke new thought and action, and ensure that visitors make important connections between the past and the present and are inspired to action.”

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Betye Saar (b. 1926), Dark Times, 2015. Mixed media on vintage washboard, clock. Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, CA. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Saar first encountered assemblage with her grandmother in the Depression-era neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles, where she witnessed Simon Rodia creating his iconic “Watts Towers” from found and recycled objects. Further influenced by the assemblages of Joseph Cornell, Saar began in the 1960s to collect and recycle everyday items featuring racist caricatures. Her breakout piece, The Liberation of Aunt Jemima (1972), re-imagined the well-known “mammy” figure with visual references to the art and iconography of Black Power and the Black Panther Party. In this piece and many others, Saar depicts black women in revolt against enslavement, segregation, and servitude. Continue reading

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: DrinkableGifts.com Delivers Holiday Spirits Around the World

International Beer, Wine, and Liquor Delivery Company Toasts the Holidays with a Cyber Monday Deal

DrinkableGifts.com, the world’s premier online beer, wine, and liquor delivery company is proud to kick off the holiday season with a Cyber Monday sale worth having a drink for. Delivering alcohol and spirits everywhere in the globe it’s legal in just a few days, its customer service team are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you send the perfect Drinkable Gift to more than 175 countries.

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Corporate customers can send their favorite cocktail gifts to colleagues, partners, and VIPs, including the signature Long Island Iced Tea Gift Set.

The exciting liquor gift basket company has already been quick to please customers and make a lasting impression. Eager to keep up that momentum, Drinkable Gifts is taking advantage of Cyber Monday to the fullest by announcing its sales early. On Cyber Monday customers will be able to save $27 USD on any order. That makes reaching for the top shelf bottle even easier! Customers who have been waiting to order a special bottle of someone’s favorite spirit won’t get a better chance than November 26th.

DrinkableGifts.com is also pleased to announce some extra goodies for corporate clients, too. Their bulk order form makes ordering 3 to 300 gifts quick and easy. This year, it’s even better. Customers with bulk orders will enjoy deep discounts based on volume, and we hear a little haggling is encouraged. Customers can look forward to impressing friends, family, or business partners with a wide selection of spirited gifts, even if they’re in other countries.

Customers will also be thrilled to know that they can get help with picking out gifts, even if they don’t want to talk to a person. Drinkable Gifts has a new gift selection tool: the Gift Wizard, that helps customers narrow down gifts. Customers can search by budget, type of gift, location, even what the gift is for! From beer baskets for sharing to deluxe champagne hampers for one, this tool sifts through them all with ease.

To be ready for the holidays, Drinkable Gifts has brought on extra customer service agents to make it even easier to chat with, e-mail, or talk to someone. The team is available 24/7 to make sure every order goes as smoothly as possible, and to answer any questions customers have. You can learn more at www.drinkablegifts.com.

It’s Time! Here’s A Sneak Peek at Amazon’s Cyber Monday Deals

Shop deeper discounts and even more selection this year, with deals on thousands of top products and gifts during Cyber Monday Deals Week, beginning tomorrow, November 24 through December 1 – new deals every day, plus fast and free shipping options on hundreds of millions of items

Save up to 50% on select toys from NERF, Hasbro Gaming, Play-Doh and more; Save up to 30% on select LEGO products; Save up to 50% on kids and baby apparel from Amazon brands such as Amazon Essentials, Moon and Back and more; Plus find deals on Amazon devices for kids – save $40 on the all-new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet and save $20 on Echo Dot Kids Edition

Prime members can enjoy early access to Lightning Deals – Set Watch a Deal alerts to ensure you never miss out

Amazon today released a selection of deals that customers can take advantage of throughout Cyber Monday Deals Week. Starting tomorrow, November 24 through December 1, customers can find deep discounts across a wide selection of the season’s hottest products across every department, from Amazon Devices to toys, electronics, fashion, beauty and more. All of Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals can be found by visiting amazon.com/cybermonday as well as on the Amazon App. Customers can also shop Cyber Monday deals in Spanish by visiting the Cyber Monday Deals Store via amazon.com/espanol or on the Amazon App. Amazon offers the largest free shipping selection in the country with hundreds of millions of items shipping for free in time for the holidays.2000px-Amazon_logo_plain.svg

Cyber Monday Deals: Great Deals And Top Products

With new deals launching daily, customers can set Watch a Deal alerts using the Amazon App (to download, visit amazon.com/mobileapps from mobile browser), and never miss out on a deal. Simply click Watch this Deal on any item and the customer will then get a notification when that deal is about to go live. Plus, Prime members can enjoy 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals. The deals included below will be available on various dates and times between November 24 and December 1, while supplies last, at amazon.com/cybermonday or on the Amazon App.

Amazon Devices

Electronics

  • Save on select monitors and modern laptops
  • Save on NETGEAR networking essentials
  • Save on Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones, Noise Cancelling, with Alexa Voice Control
  • Save on Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker
  • Save on Sonos Beam and Sonos Sub
  • Save more than 40% on Prismacolor, Paper Mate, Sharpie and Mr. Sketch coloring supplies
  • Save on a Samsung unlocked phone
  • Save on Arlo Security Cameras
  • Polaroid 43-Inch 4K Smart TV, only $129.99
  • Polaroid 55-Inch 4K Smart TV, only $199.99
  • More than 15% off select Samsung QLED 2018 TVs
  • More than 15% off select Samsung NU8 Series 2018 TVs
  • Save up to 15% on LG Electronics 2018 Smart 4K TVs
  • Sony’s XBR55X900F Amazon’s Choice High-Performance TV (2018 Model), only $1,098.00

Toys

  • Save up to 50% on select toys from NERF, Hasbro Gaming, Play-Doh and more
  • Save up to 30% on select LEGO
  • Save up to 30% on learning toys from Learning Resources
  • Save 10% on Melissa & Doug customized toys
  • Save on STEM and Learning toy favorites
  • Save on Monopoly, Transformers, and more toys from classic brands
  • Save on Trolls DreamWorks Poppy Large Hug ‘N Plush Doll and more stuffed animals
  • Save on Littlest Pet Shop Chic Charms and more
  • Save on Marvel Titan Hero Series Mega Collection Action Figures and more movie toys
  • Save up to 30% on select Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks

Fashion

  • Save up to 50% on kids and baby apparel from Amazon brands, including Amazon Essentials, Moon and Back, and more, now starting under $15
  • Save up to 50% on select Lands’ End Clothing
  • Live in the moment with up to 50% off select activewear from Champion, New Balance, Puma and more. Capture your experience with HD photos and videos from your perspective with Spectacles
  • Stay Warm this Winter with Columbia – Save up to 30% on select Columbia Outerwear & Accessories
  • Save up to 40% off select Jewelry
  • Save up to 40% off select Men’s Styles, including outerwear, sunglasses, and footwear
  • Stay cozy all season with up to 40% off select sleepwear, slippers, and robes
  • Save up to 50% off select Crocs Shoes
  • Save 30% on Vincero Men’s and Women’s Watches

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Lands’ End’s Women’s Faux Fur Hooded Down Winter Long Coat Selected As One Of This Year’s Oprah’s Favorite Things

The annual list of this season’s holiday must-haves is featured in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine and on OprahMag.com

Lands’ End announced today that the Women’s Faux Fur Hooded Down Winter Long Coat is included in this year’s Oprah’s Favorite Things holiday gift list featured in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine and on OprahMag.com.

The Oprah’s Favorite Things annual list is a must-have holiday shopping guide that features the most decadent desserts, ingenious gadgets, and finest finds in home, fashion, and beauty. The Women’s Faux Fur Hooded Down Winter Long Coat will be available for purchase through landsend.com, our standalone retails locations, our catalog, and in the Oprah’s Favorite Things storefront on Amazon at amazon.com/oprah or on the Amazon App anytime, anywhere. New this year, shoppers will also be able to shop the list via shoppable video content streaming from their Amazon Fire TV devices by opening the Amazon Shopping App on their Fire TV device and selecting Oprah’s Favorite Things to browse video content.

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LANDS’ END’S WOMEN’S FAUX FUR HOODED DOWN WINTER LONG COAT SELECTED AS ONE OF THIS YEAR’S OPRAH’S FAVORITE THINGS

As Oprah says in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, “Water-resistant on the outside, down on the inside, a removable faux-fur-trimmed hood, deep pockets—and you can wear these maxi coats without feeling like you’ve been swallowed whole. This is the coat of the season!

The Women’s Faux Fur Hooded Down Winter Long Coat is designed for ultimate warmth, with a temperature rating of negative 45 degrees to 13 degrees Fahrenheit and 600 fill power down that keeps you warm without adding extra weight. The winter coat features HyperDRY™ favethings-bug-02-1541527409down that retains its warming power even when wet, an inner storm flap that blocks wind and rain, removable and adjustable hood with a faux fur trim, and more. It’s also 100 percent machine washable, comes in three fashionable colors, and ranges in size from Women’s Regular, Petite, Tall, and Plus, starting at $219.

Twelve lucky readers will have the chance to win every item, including the Women’s Faux Fur Hooded Down Winter Long Coat, on Oprah’s Favorite Things List in the 12-Day Give-O-Way Sweepstakes (www.oprah.com/12days), which runs from November 28 through December 9. One additional winner will have the chance to win all 107 items with the Instant Win Code (www.oprah.com/instantwin18) found in the magazine kicking-off on December 10 and ending on December 14. The December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, featuring the Women’s Faux Fur Hooded Down Winter Long Coat on this year’s list, is on newsstands nationwide right now. To see the full list of items please visit www.oprahmag.com/favorite-things.

Hong Kong Tourism Board and National Geographic Launch Great Outdoors Campaign

Hong Kong’s greatest secret revealed through the lenses of National Geographic photographers

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced today it has partnered with National Geographic, the world’s destination for science, exploration, and adventure, to promote Hong Kong’s 10th annual “Great Outdoors” campaign, featuring 13 of the city’s most stunning landscapes. Visitors to Hong Kong will discover some of Hong Kong’s most picturesque nature trails through the contrasting lenses of National Geographic photographers and trail experts as part of HKTB’s campaign: “One Place, Two Perspectives.

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Visitors to Hong Kong will discover some of Hong Kong’s most picturesque nature trails through the contrasting lenses of National Geographic photographers and trail experts as part of HKTB’s campaign: “One Place, Two Perspectives.” (Photo: Business Wire)

Hong Kong’s storied history, award-winning food and libations, vibrant arts and culture scene, and stunning great outdoors has made it widely-known as one of the most exhilarating destinations in the world. Its mesmerizing contrasts of east and west, modern and ancient, and urban and natural leaves its visitors endless choices when planning a trip to Asia’s World City.

This innovative partnership celebrates one of Hong Kong’s greatest secrets: its stunning natural beauty. Three-quarters of Hong Kong’s landmass is actually countryside, and the vast network of hiking trails is easily accessible from any corner of the city. The Great Outdoors campaign showcases imagery of city views with verdant mountains; traditional villages with natural flora and fauna, and beautiful landscapes with stunning seascapes presenting Hong Kong as a jaw-dropping, breathtaking visual dichotomy.

We are delighted to be working with a powerful brand like National Geographic, which has a huge number of followers, who enjoy traveling and adventures,” says Anthony Lau, Executive Director of the HKTB. “In this fresh attempt to showcase Hong Kong’s natural beauty through stunning photography and inspiring stories by some of the world’s top photographers, we hope to encourage visitors to discover another side of cosmopolitan Hong Kong during the hiking season from November to March.

One Place, Two Perspectives” is presented by an incredibly talented team, including:

French photographer Matthieu Paley, one of the Nat Geo contributing photographers, whose assignments have taken him to far-flung corners of the globe. Paley has lived in Hong Kong for nine years and is intimately acquainted with the city’s natural landscapes. In coordination with the campaign, Paley captured Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark’s majestic volcanic rock columns on land as well as the park’s mesmerizing aqua waters. https://youtu.be/eQ7C19pJ3-A

National Geographic award-winning photographer and Hongkonger Tugo Cheng, whose background in architecture gives his work a unique aesthetic, delivers an inside scoop on the beauty of Hong Kong’s natural landscape. Through his camera, Cheng takes visitors to the historical Sam A Village to explore the indigenous culture, and then to the exotic plants and wildlife that thrive in Plover Cove Country Park. https://youtu.be/MZq8NScpPTs

Trail runner Wyan Chow Pui-yan, who was the first local female to win the Vibram Hong Kong 100 and who placed 17th in the Ultra Trail World Tour, leads the Nat Geo team into Tai Mo Shan Country Park — and the city’s tallest mountain at more than 2,000 feet (900 meters) above sea level. Chow and her godmother, who runs a popular kiosk in the park, share their insights on hiking and trail-running along Tai Mo Shan, as well as their love for the magnificent sunset views of the highest peak in Hong Kong.

As a community of bold explorers with an insatiable curiosity, there’s nothing we like more than showing people new perspectives on the world around them,” says Con Apostolopoulos, Senior Vice President, National Geographic Partners, Asia Pacific & the Middle East. “Partnering with HKTB is a fantastic opportunity to transform the way people think about Hong Kong; showing off its contrasting urban and rural beauty in a new light through the lens of talented photographers and explorers.

The National Geographic and Great Outdoors Hong Kong campaign will shine the spotlight on the green treasures of Asia’s World City, beyond the city’s familiar bustling skyscrapers and developments. For more information about Great Outdoors Hong Kong, please visit http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/see-do/great-outdoors/index.jsp

The Guide to Hiking & Cycling in Hong Kong is available at HKTB visitor centers throughout Hong Kong. An e-version is also available for download at http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/plan-your-trip/travel-kit/guides.jsp#outdoors

Visit www.discoverhongkong.com for more information; follow the Hong Kong Tourism Board on Twitter at @HongKongTourism for the latest Hong Kong news.

kidpik Launches Pre-Styled Gift Boxes For The Holidays

Cute Outfits For Girls Who Love Fashionable Surprises

Hello, holiday 2018! kidpik, the fashion subscription box exclusively for girls, has the perfect gift for the stylish girls in your life – pre-styled gift boxes that feature the outfits in a box girls have come to love. kidpik has made it easy for gift-giving. Select the size and box you like. ‘Pik’ from six amazing gift boxes that deliver head-to-toe outfits created by kidpik’s stylists.

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Ezra Dabah and his team, known for their 30-year commitment to style, quality and value in kids’ fashion, launched kidpik in 2016 as the go-to fashion box site for girls ages 3-12, offering customized, coordinated quality fashion, delivered commitment-free to your door. www.kidpik.com 

Kidpik, the best girls’ gift box, features lots of fashion, including 6 high-quality pieces, plus a free gift, and the option to include fabulous shoes. Prices range from $68 – $128 for a great girls fashion box delivered free to her door. The gift boxes are available in sizes 4-16, with shoes in sizes 9 – 6.

We wanted to make giving a kidpik fashion box easy and fun. It’s a stunning gift offering loads of unboxing excitement,” says Ezra Dabah, founder and CEO of kidpik. “kidpik is a clothing subscription box that makes girls feel special and lets them express their style in their own way.”

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Girls will be thrilled to unbox fashion from kidpik’s Classic, Trendy, Active or Girly collections. Look for great kids fashion like embellished denim, cozy and plush faux-fur jackets, dresses and skirts that sparkle. Among kidpik’s fun kids’ clothes are yummy sweaters and embellished tees with matching skinny cords and cool sneakers that go from the playground to holiday parties. It’s all a girl needs for fashion-filled holiday fun! Each box is beautifully wrapped, revealing 3 mix-&-match outfits.

Customer reviews for kidpik’s monthly clothing box number more than 11,000 with an average rating of 4+ stars, including “She loved every single piece…” “My daughter sees the box as a special treat especially for her…” and “I love the quality, style, and prices and have recommended to so many people!

Likewise, girls and their moms love the personalized selection of coordinated outfits that are on-trend and age appropriate. There are no stylist fees or shipping costs. Kidpik is risk-free. Exciting unboxing videos on social media reveal the joy of opening a kidpik fashion box.

If you are looking for cute kids clothes for the holidays, look to kidpik.com – the girl in your life will love you for making her super stylish this holiday season.

New-York Historical Society Accepting Applications For 2019-2020 Fellowships

New Fellows Welcomed for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

The New-York Historical Society is now accepting applications for its prestigious fellowship program for the 2019–2020 academic year. Leveraging its rich collections of documents, artifacts, and works of art detailing American history from the perspective of New York City, New-York Historical’s fellowships—open to scholars at various times during their academic careers—provide scholars with material resources and an intellectual community to develop new research and publications that illuminate complex issues of the past.

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The available fellowships include:

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships in Women’s History
The two recipients of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History should have a strong interest in the fields of women’s and public history. This unusual part-time fellowship introduces young scholars to work outside the academy in public history and may not directly correspond with their dissertation research. They must be currently enrolled students in good standing in a relevant Ph.D. program in the humanities. The Predoctoral Fellows will be in residence part-time at the New-York Historical Society for one academic year, between September 5, 2019, and June 29, 2020, with a stipend of $15,000 per year. This position is not full time and will not receive full benefits.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
One fellowship for the length of a single academic year is supported by the
National Endowment for the Humanities. The fellowship is available to individuals who have completed their formal professional training and have a strong record of accomplishment within their field. There is no restriction relating to age or academic status of applicants. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply if they have lived in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $42,000, plus benefits. This fellowship will begin September 5, 2019, and will end June 29, 2020.

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships
Offered jointly with the
Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School, two Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships are open to scholars who will have completed their Ph.D. in History or American Studies before the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. Fellows will teach one course per semester at Eugene Lang College in addition to conducting focused research in residence at the New-York Historical Society. These fellows carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. The fellowship will begin September 5, 2019, and will end June 29, 2020.

Helen and Robert Appel Fellowship in History and Technology
The fellowship will be awarded to a candidate who has earned their Ph.D. within the last three to five years. Research projects should be based on the collections of
New-York Historical and explore the impact of technology on history. The fellowship will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits; it begins September 5, 2019, and lasts through June 29, 2020.

Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship
This fellowship will be awarded to a candidate who has earned their Ph.D. within the last three to five years. Research projects should expand public understanding of New York State history and should include research based on the collections and resources of New-York Historical. This ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits; it begins
September 5, 2019, and lasts through June 29, 2020.

Short-Term Fellowships
A variety of Short-Term Fellowships will be awarded to scholars at any academic level. Fellows will conduct research in the library collections of the
New-York Historical Society for two to four weeks at a time and will receive a stipend of $2,000. These fellowships will begin and end between July 1, 2019, and June 29, 2020.

Fellowship positions at the New-York Historical Society are made possible by an endowment established by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Generous support for fellowships is provided by Bernard Schwartz, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Helen and Robert Appel, the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, Sid Lapidus, Michael Weisberg, the Lehrman Institute, and Patricia and John Klingenstein. All fellows receive research stipends while in residency, and the Bernard & Irene Schwartz Fellows each teach two courses at Eugene Lang College at the New School for Liberal Arts during their year as resident scholars. Visit nyhistory.org/library/fellowships for instructions and application checklists for each fellowship. The application deadline for all fellowships is December 31, 2018. Continue reading

FabFitFun Announces 2018 Winter Box Exclusively Available to FabFitFun Members

Kickoff the colder, cozier months with the winter box from FabFitFun.The latest box features items that will get you (plus your skin and general wellbeing), in the holiday spirit through the coldest months of the year. Every FabFitFun Box includes a curation of full-size products across beauty, fashion, fitness, home, tech, and more, and the winter box is now available for a limited time.

Founded in 2010 by Co-CEOs Daniel and Michael Broukhim and Editor-in-chief Katie Rosen Kitchens, FabFitFun is a lifestyle membership that inspires women to lead happier, healthier lives through product and brand discovery. Its flagship service, theFabFitFunBox, delivers a curated collection of full-size products across beauty, fashion, wellness, fitness, home, technology and beyond – each season. In addition to the box, FabFitFun members receive access to FabFitFunTV, a streaming video service that offers on-demand workouts; daily lifestyle content; the FabFitFunonline Community; members-only shopping experiences like add-ons, warehouse sales, capsule collections, and a perks dashboard, and the FabFitFunmobile app.

“I love winter because it’s the season for spending time with family and friends, and all things warm and cozy,” said Kitchens.“While the holidays are full of celebrations and fun, this can also be a time that is stressful for many and we need to make self-care a priority. This box has everything you need to care for yourself this winter, including products from a few of our favorite brands, new and old. Not to mention, any of these products make a perfect gift for anyone on your holiday list.

TheFabFitFun WinterBox includes products from an array of beauty, skincare, fashion, and wellness brands. Winter box products include:

  • AHAVA Hydration Cream Mask – Enriched with AHAVA’s proprietary blend of 21 skin-nourishing minerals, patented, invisible Dead Sea mud, and shea butter, this mask can be used as a quick, 3-minute hydration boost or as an overnight sleeping mask to revive tired and dull skin.
  • Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener in Stella – Powered by Ring Light Technology to diffuse light and define features, Thrive Causemetics’ Brilliant Eye Brightener highlights, brightens and opens the eyes, providing an instant eye lift. This product is very versatile and can be used as an upper or lower eyeliner, applied to the brow bone, lids and the inner and outer corners of the eye, on cheekbones, bridge of your nose or cupid’s bow for an overall glow.
  • BLAQ HydroGel Eye Mask with Hyaluronic Acid – The BLAQ HydroGel Eye Mask consists of activated charcoal that depuffs and detoxes the under eye. Once placed under the eye, the eye mask draws toxins from the skin which reduces fine lines and puffiness.

Choice Option 1

  • Mark & Graham Colorblock Throw – This blanket screams winter. The color-block woven throw is designed with a modern stripe and fringe, and it adds cozy style to any space. It is available in two color combinations: gray/ivory or natural/ivory and is a winter must-have.

Choice Option 2

  • BEARPAW Combo Set: Headband and Pop-Top Glove Duo – The BEARPAW combo knit collection includes a black headband with sherpa lining and fingerless gloves that keep you warm, but still make it easy for you to scroll through your Instagram.
  • Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask – The Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask is made of keratin components and argan oil that work together to fortify hair with hydration, nourishing each strand of hair and sealing split ends for complete repair and restoration.

Choice Option 3

  • Halston Jewelry Portfolio – Whether at home or on the go, this jewelry portfolio case is just what you need to hold all your favorite jewelry pieces. The cases are made of the highest quality vegan leather and are designed to be sleek and easily portable, which remains true to the Halston design and style.
  • Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo – This transformative dry shampoo makes your hair instantly clean by absorbing product buildup, oil, and impurities with translucent powders while soothing the scalp and restoring strength and softness.
  • Lele Sadoughi Silver Circle Necklace – The perfect accent to any winter outfit, this necklace has a large silver plated ring that is connected to a silver plated brass rounded cable link chain. This simple statement necklace makes an amazing gift and a great addition to any holiday party ensemble.

Choice Option 4

  • Richer Poorer Reina Over the Knee Textured Socks – These Reina socks are equal parts cozy and cute. Made of ribbed recycled yarn, they are the perfect transitional accessory that can be layered with boots or shown off with sneakers.
  • Sherrie Matthews Acupuncture Jade Stone Roller – The Jade Stone Roller is made of 100 percent real jade and is an anti-aging beauty tool that was used by empresses for centuries to stimulate good energy and blood flow in the face. The roller releases toxins and aids in increasing blood and oxygen circulation to the face, minimizing face lines, inflammation and eye puffiness.
  • PÜR Be Your Selfie Palette – Unapologetically “Be Your Selfie” this season with this nine-piece, limited-edition eyeshadow palette that was made with neutral eyeshadow lovers in mind! From warm, brown tones to shimmery golds, this palette features shades that will compliment any eye color or skin tone. Amplify your natural beauty with four, velvety matte shades and five shimmer shades that easily blend into the skin for a flawless look.

Choice Option 5

  • Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Meringue – Created and crafted by hand, Bite’s small batch, low-heat process preserves a balanced blend of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins, and omega oils that are essential for achieving healthy-looking lips.
  • Brooke Burke Body Sliders – Up your fitness game with these yoga sliders from Brooke Burke Body. These sliders can easily be taken anywhere and used for various exercises that work out the whole body. The sliders can also be used for workouts created and led by Brooke Burke exclusively for FabFitFun members on FabFitFunTV.

Choice Option 6

  • Anthropologie x Mer-Sea & Co. Sea Whip Body Cream in Coconut Sugar – This body cream created by Mer-Sea for Anthropologie not only smells great but also has great moisturizing and soothing ingredients like Aloe Vera, Gorgonian extract, Sea Silt, Sea Salt, vitamin E and more. Gorgonian extract is a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient that is safe, effective, and environmentally friendly. It’s incredibly soothing to dry, irritated skin.
  • WAY OF WILL Elevate Essential Oil Set: Sweet Orange Oil & Eucalyptus Oil – The Sweet Orange Oil is for energizing and the Eucalyptus Oil is for revitalizing to keep you feeling like your best self.

We survey our members year-round about trends and brands they are excited about, products they want to see in the box and more,” said Kitchens. “Our number one most requested item for winter was a cozy blanket, and we are delivering on that with one of our winter box hero items, the Mark & Graham colorblock throw. This is the perfect blanket that looks great as a living room accent and can be taken on the go for all your holiday travels.”

In addition to the excitement surrounding the products inside the box each season, FabFitFun continually engages a new philanthropic partner, and this season the featured charity is The Kindness Factory, a non-profit organization that promotes and encourages acts of kindness in the community whether its something simple as complimenting a friend, or providing a meal to someone in need. When founder Kath Koschel lost her partner to suicide, she found it was the kindness of those around her that helped her through the journey towards recovery. Understanding the power of kindness, she launched The Kindness Factory to encourage people to show kindness to themselves and others. Their goal is to reach 1 million acts of kindness by 2020. FabFitFun members will be able to donate to the kindness Factory in $1 and $5 increments during the Add-Ons portion of sales.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: This Holiday Season, Give Your Loved Ones the Gift of Self-Care With Braun

Braun’s range of female & male products will be the holiday gifts that make those near and dear look and feel great

We’ve all been there – that moment of panic when you realize that you don’t know what gift to buy for that special person in your life to show them that you care. Whether it’s your partner, parent or friend, make sure those closest to you not only look, but also feel great this holiday season. With Braun’s innovative and high-quality beauty and grooming tools, you can give the gift of self-care so your loved ones can feel confident during the moments that matter all year round.Procter and Gamble Logo

Braun, a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble founded in Germany in 1921, develops and manufactures a wide variety of small domestic appliances that marry technical innovation, reliable quality, and distinctive design. These range from electric shavers to beauty products. Braun products enjoy worldwide distribution.

Whether you are a thoughtful planner or a last-minute shopper, Braun offers a unique range of products at various price points and customized to accommodate different routines. Combining sophisticated design and innovative technology, Braun creates the perfect gift for the tech lover in your life – or for the loved one who simply wants to look and feel their best every day, thanks in part to their beauty or grooming routine.

FOR HER

Braun beauty and hair removal devices are the perfect gifts for the busy woman who doesn’t have time to shave or wax regularly or the beauty-obsessed woman that loves trying something new in her routine. Help her discover her new beauty secret.

Braun Silk·épil 9 SensoSmart™

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The world’s first smart epilator, the Braun Silk·épil 9 SensoSmart™ features new SensoSmart™ technology, which helps you to epilate with optimal pressure to remove even more hair in one stroke for up to 4 weeks of smooth skin. (Photo: Business Wire)

The world’s first smart epilator, the Braun Silk·épil 9 SensoSmart™ features new SensoSmart™ technology, which helps you to epilate with optimal pressure to remove even more hair in one stroke for up to 4 weeks of smooth skin. SensoSmart™ technology gently provides guidance via its light-signal so that you do not push too hard – while precisely removing even the shortest hairs that wax can’t catch. Cordless and 100% waterproof, the epilator can be used in the bath or shower for gentle hair removal. The Silk·épil 9 SensoSmart™ set features 7 extras, including a facial cap and additional bikini trimmer. Available at Amazon for $149.99

** Holiday Coupon: Get $20 off Braun Silk·épil 9-890 SRP with clippable coupon automatically applied at check out on Amazon

Braun Silk·épil 5 SensoSmart™

Cordless and waterproof, the Braun Silk·épil 5 SensoSmart™ epilator can be used on dry skin or in the bath or shower for extra comfort and convenience. Perfect for beginners, the innovative SensoSmart™ technology guides your epilation so you use the right amount of pressure, removing even more hairs in one stroke. The starter set comes with 5 extras, including a skin contact cap, a shaver attachment and trimmer attachment for sensitive areas like the bikini line. Available at select online and in-store retailers for $89.99

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Cordless and waterproof, the Braun Silk·épil 5 SensoSmart™ epilator can be used on dry skin or in the bath or shower for extra comfort and convenience. (Photo: Business Wire)

** Holiday Coupon: Get $10 off Braun Silk·épil 5-890 SRP with clippable coupon automatically applied at check out on Amazon

Venus Silk·expert 5 IPL powered by Braun

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Venus Silk·expert 5 IPL gives you the gift of long-lasting smooth skin while saving you trips to the salon. (Photo: Business Wire)

Venus Silk·expert 5 IPL gives you the gift of long-lasting smooth skin while saving you trips to the salon. The SensoAdapt™ technology provides safe, fast and effective IPL treatment for permanent visible hair reduction that you can use from the comfort of your home. SensoAdapt™ technology is FDA-cleared for use on face and body and always ensures the right light intensity for your skin tone, giving you noticeable results in as few as four weekly treatments. Available at select online and in-store retailers $399.99

Venus Silk·expert 3 IPL powered by Braun

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Perfect for first-time users, Venus Silk·expert 3 IPL powered by Braun is a more accessibly priced IPL device providing visibly reduced hair growth after just twelve weekly treatments. (Photo: Business Wire)

Perfect for first-time users, Venus Silk·expert 3 IPL powered by Braun is a more accessibly priced IPL device providing visibly reduced hair growth after just twelve weekly treatments. SensoAdapt™ technology reads your skin tone to adjust to the perfect degree of light intensity, and the gentle mode allows users to use more comfortably on sensitive areas such as the underarms and bikini. Available at select online and in-store retailers for $299.99

** Cyber Monday Deal: Get $50 off Venus Silk·expert 3 IPL BD 3001 SRP on Amazon

FOR HIM

Give him the gift of a clean, smooth and comfortable shave with Braun’s innovative and high-quality premium grooming tools. Whether you’re shopping for the perfect gift for dad, brother or a friend, Braun’s premium products will provide him with an unmatched shaving experience each time he performs his grooming routine.

The Braun Series 9 Shaver

5. The Braun Series 9

The Braun Series 9 is the perfect one-stroke grooming tool for the guy who appreciates a top-notch shave. (Photo: Business Wire)

For the man who deserves the very best – gift him the world’s most efficient and exceptionally gentle shaver, the Braun Series 9. With its innovative design and superior comfort level, the Series 9 will make him look and feel in control every day. For the ultimate, bespoke shave, the Series 9’s smart AutoSense technology adapts to beard density and gives power just where he needs it. Featuring shaving elements unique to Braun, including a specialized golden Titanium coated trimmer, the Series 9 is engineered for superior efficiency and gentleness on his skin. Available at Target, Walmart, and Amazon (MSRP: $324.99)

** Cyber Monday Deal: Get 25% off the Braun Series 9 (9291cc) SRP on Amazon

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2019 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award Finalists Unveiled

Over 100 Innovative and Exciting Toys & Games Are the Judges’ Top Picks for the Holiday Season

The Toy Association has unveiled the 123 finalists for the prestigious 2019 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. Known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry, the TOTY Awards program recognizes the top toy, game, and licenses in the industry, and supports children in need by serving as a critical fundraiser for The Toy Foundation.link-banner

Finalists were announced by prominent online influencers who serve as TOTY Ambassadors. Between now and January 6, families can visit www.ToyAwards.org to vote for their favorite playthings in each of the 17 categories, including Action Figure of the Year, Innovative Toy of the Year, and Collectible of the Year. [SEE FINALISTS BELOW]

One winner in each category, as well as the coveted “Toy of the Year” award winner and the “People’s Choice” winner (based solely on consumer votes), will be announced at the TOTY Awards gala to be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in TOTY19LogoNew York City. The celebration will kick-off the 116th North American International Toy Fair and will include the induction of toy industry trailblazers into the esteemed Toy Industry Hall of Fame.

If you’re wondering what to get the kids and ‘kidadults’ in your life this holiday season, this year’s TOTY finalists are the hottest toys and games on the market. Whether you are looking for a doll, a board game, or the latest youth electronics, you’ll find great gift ideas for children of all ages. Every one of the TOTY finalists has been carefully screened by judges for its outstanding ability to deliver joy and wonder while facilitating key developmental benefits of play,” said Steve Pasierb, The Toy Association’s president & CEO.

Importantly, the TOTY Awards program supports The Toy Foundation’s important mission focused on serving children in need – whether they are living in foster care, impoverished, dealing with a traumatic or life-threatening illness, or facing other adversities,” added Pasierb.

The finalists were selected from more than 550 nominees submitted by over 200 companies of all sizes. Nineteen judges, including toy and play experts, retailers, academics, and journalists, reviewed and ranked the products in specific categories relevant to their areas of expertise. The judges then participated in a live discussion to determine the finalists in each category. They considered each product’s creativity, design, play value, and marketing.

ACTION FIGURE OF THE YEAR: Toys that include action figures

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  • DJ Bumblebee (Hasbro, Inc.)
  • Mattel Jurassic World™ Dinosaur Action Figures (Mattel, Inc.)
  • Pokémon 4.5″ Battle Feature Figures (Wicked Cool Toys)
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Deluxe Ninja Action Figure Assortment (Playmates Toys)
  • Stikbot Monsters (Zing)
  • Treasure X (Moose Toys)
  • WWE® Sound Slammers™ Figures (Mattel, Inc.)

COLLECTIBLE OF THE YEAR: Toys that compose a set and can be collected in multiples; can include novelty playthings, miniature versions of existing lines, licensed collectibles, etc.

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Beaker Creatures™ (Learning Resources)

  • Beaker Creatures™ (Learning Resources)
  • Disney Doorables (Moose Toys)
  • LEGO® Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ Minifigure Series (LEGO Systems, Inc.)
  • L.O.L. Surprise! Eye Spy Series (MGA Entertainment)
  • Lost Kitties Blind Box Multipack Assortment (Hasbro, Inc.)
  • Pikmi Pops: Pikmi Flips (Moose Toys)
  • Polly Pocket (Mattel, Inc.)
  • Twisty Petz (Spin Master)

CONSTRUCTION TOY OF THE YEAR: Toys that include building and engineering sets

  • Gears! Gears! Gears! Machines in Motion (Learning Resources)
  • GeoSmart Flip Bot (SMART Toys and Games, Inc.)
  • GraviTrax Starter Set (Ravensburger)
  • Kessel Run Millennium Falcon™ (LEGO Systems, Inc.)
  • LEGO® Harry Potter™ Great Hall™ (LEGO Systems, Inc.)
  • Marbleocity Triple Play Archimedes Screw (PlayMonster)
  • Snap Circuits BRIC: Structures (Elenco)

CREATIVE TOY OF THE YEAR: Toys that allow kids to build an/or make items that are unique to them

Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

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  • Antsy Pants Build & Play Kit (Beach House Group)
  • Avengers Hero Inventor Kit (littleBits)
  • Building Bricks Play N Store Table (KidKraft)
  • Cool Maker KumiKreator (Spin Master)
  • Rock And Roll It Spectrum Drum (MukikiM LLC)
  • Sew + Glow (Tech Will Save Us)
  • The Big Engineering Makerspace (Thames & Kosmos)

DOLL OF THE YEAR: Toys that include baby, toddler, and fashion dolls

Barbie ® Ibtihaj Muhammad Doll

Barbie® Ibtihaj Muhammad Doll (Mattel, Inc.)

  • Barbie® Ibtihaj Muhammad Doll (Mattel, Inc.)
  • Barbie® Robotics Engineer Doll (Mattel, Inc.)
  • Cry Babies (IMC Toys)
  • DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free Deluxe Spirit Walking Horse (Just Play/Universal Brand Development)
  • Hairdorables (Just Play)
  • L.O.L. Surprise! Eye Spy Under Wraps (MGA Entertainment)
  • Marvel Rising Secret Warriors Doll Assortment (Hasbro, Inc.)

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    My Friend Fancy Nancy™ Doll (JAKKS Pacific)

  • My Friend Fancy Nancy™ Doll (JAKKS Pacific)

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First-of-its-kind Experiential Whisky Retail Store From Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker, the world’s No.1 Scotch Whisky, opens its first flagship experiential retail store in Madrid. The exciting new space, which promises to become a leading destination for Scotch lovers and whisky novices alike, plays host to a wide variety of immersive experiences, including whisky appreciation classes and tastings designed to help people explore the world of Johnnie Walker and Scotch.

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Johnnie Walker, the world’s No.1 Scotch Whisky, opened its first flagship experiential retail store in Madrid yesterday. The cutting-edge store is located on Calle de Serrano – adjacent to the Puerta de Alcalá – in the fashionable Barrio de Salamanca district of the Spanish capital. (PRNewsfoto/Johnnie Walker)

Visitors will be able to choose from a special collection of Johnnie Walker whiskeys, purchase some of the rarest and most exceptional single malts from which Johnnie Walker is crafted and explore limited edition curated collaborations exclusive to the new store.

Johnnie Walker

The exciting new space, which promises to become a leading destination for Scotch lovers and whisky novices alike, plays host to a wide variety of immersive experiences, including whisky appreciation classes and tastings designed to help people explore the world of Johnnie Walker and Scotch. (PRNewsfoto/Johnnie Walker)

Among the experiences on offer is an interactive hosting area where guests can discover the craft of cocktail making, a tasting table where they can deep dive into the flavors that lie at the heart of Johnnie Walker and a personalization station where people can find unique gifts and add bespoke engravings and labels to purchases.

The cutting-edge store offers virtual experiences such as Discover Scotland through Johnnie Walker allowing visitors to discover Johnnie Walker by taking a tour to the four corners of Scotland, discovering the breathtaking Highlands, the intrigue of the Islands, the lush Lowlands and the secrets of Speyside, culminating in a taste of Johnnie Walker.

Johnnie Walker

Among the experiences on offer is an interactive hosting area where guests can discover the craft of cocktail making, a tasting table where they can deep dive into the flavors that lie at the heart of Johnnie Walker and a personalization station where people can find unique gifts and add bespoke engravings and labels to purchases. (PRNewsfoto/Johnnie Walker)

There will also be seasonal offerings, with a Johnnie Walker cocktail-expert in-store this festive season to demonstrate how you can impress guests with a pairing of frozen Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve and a taste of hand-made, award-winning Scottish chocolate as well as show the cocktails and techniques that will turn your party drinks into showstoppers. Continue reading

Barbie® honors Savannah Guthrie And Hoda Kotb As Role Models With One-Of-A-Kind Dolls

TODAY Show Co-hosts Celebrated as Part of the Barbie Shero Program to Inspire the Next Generation of Girls

Barbie® honors journalists Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb as role models, or “Sheroes,” for breaking boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls. The pair made history as the first female duo to anchor NBC’s TODAY Show in the franchise’s 66-year history. This milestone furthers girls and women alike, as the co-hosts bring a diverse perspective in the newsroom at a time when it’s needed most. Guthrie and Kotb will be awarded one-of-a-kind dolls in their likeness at the Glamour Women of the Year Summit.

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Barbie® honors journalists Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb as role models, or “Sheroes,” for breaking boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls.

This effort is part of the brand’s commitment to showing girls more role models through the Dream Gap Project, an ongoing global initiative to raise awareness around limiting factors that prevent girls from reaching their full potential. Research has shown that starting at the

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age of five, many girls are less likely than boys to view their own gender as smart and begin to lose confidence in their own competence — this is coined the “Dream Gap.”

To help close the Dream Gap, Barbie is committed to highlighting a minimum of 10 role models annually, because showing girls more role models is an effective way to inspire their limitless potential. To date, the brand has surpassed this goal by highlighting more than 20 historical and modern role models in 2018.

As we head into our 60th year, it is important that we continue to shine a light on female role models – or Sheroes as we call them – like Savannah and Hoda, to show girls they can be anything,” said Lisa McKnight, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Barbie. “Savannah and Hoda have modernized morning news and allowed more women and girls to see themselves, and their stories reflected on television.”

At the Glamour Women of the Year Summit, Barbie will honor Guthrie and Kotb on stage and lead a conversation around supporting girls. This is not the first time Barbie has partnered with Glamour, as the brand honored Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first American Olympian to compete while wearing a hijab, and Ashley Graham, model, and body activist, at past Glamour Women of the Year events.

I’m so proud to continue the partnership with Barbie and The Dream Gap, especially in what we at Glamour consider to be the year of the woman,” said editor-in-chief Samantha Barry. “It’s more important than ever to show young girls that nothing is out of reach. These dolls represent a landmark moment for women this year, and I hope to inspire the next generation of women journalists.”

While the co-hosts are gifted one-of-a-kind dolls, young fans can imagine themselves in the newsroom with the Barbie TV News Team Doll set, and play out different roles in other fields with more than 50 career doll options to choose from this holiday season.

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Names Ken-David Masur as its Seventh Music Director

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Following a 36-month international search, Ken-David Masur has been named the seventh Music Director and Polly and Bill Van Dyke Music Director Chair for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO). Masur is currently the associate conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the Munich Symphony. He will begin immediately as Music Director Designate and join the MSO as Music Director for the 2019-2020 season as it builds towards the much anticipated grand opening of the Milwaukee Symphony Center in fall 2020. Masur made his Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra debut on May 19, 2018, and was immediately invited back to open the MSO’s current season in September 2018.

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Ken-David Masur. Photo Credit: Chris Lee

The relationship between the conductor, musicians, and the audience is a magical alchemy,” said Mark Niehaus, president & executive director of the MSO. “Both on and off the podium, Ken-David leads and provokes, but also builds and inspires to create experiences that go beyond the notes on a page. His energy, passion and collaborative nature are the very right fit for the MSO, and also for Milwaukee as its reputation as a culturally vibrant destination continues to Printgrow.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is among the finest orchestras in the nation and the largest cultural institution in Wisconsin. The MSO’s musicians perform over 135 classics, pops, family, education, and community concerts each season in venues throughout the state. Since its inception in 1959, the MSO has found innovative ways to give music a home in the region, develop music appreciation and talent among area youth, and raise the national reputation of Milwaukee and its standard of excellence extends beyond the concert hall and into the community, reaching more than 40,000 children and their families through its Arts in Community Education (ACE) program, Youth and Teen concerts, Family Series, and Meet the Music pre-concert talks.

Through a committee composed of board members, donors, and orchestra musicians, the search for the MSO’s seventh Music Director was deliberate and diverse, encompassing candidates from around the globe,” said Doug Hagerman, chairman of the MSO’s Music Director Search Committee. “Ken-David is a once-in-a-generation musician, conductor, and innovator who boasts an impressive resume of accomplishments yet is friendly and approachable. He was unanimously voted to serve as the next Music Director given his artistic brilliance and genuine passion for how the arts can unify people and communities. We are thrilled to welcome Ken-David and his family to Milwaukee.

My family and I are humbled and grateful to join such a fantastic team of orchestra musicians, chorus, staff, and board members who are working in harmony for our audience and community,” said Masur. “In particular, I am inspired by the incredible community-wide collaboration to create the new performance home for the MSO. Having seen the plans and having visited the Warner Grand Theatre myself, it is clear it will become a destination as well as a point of departure for great programming befitting a city and region of this caliber. I’m eager to begin planning the next few seasons, which includes Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, as well as the much-anticipated opening of Milwaukee Symphony Center in the fall of 2020.

Born in Leipzig into a family of musicians, Ken-David Masur first studied violin and piano at the Mendelssohn Bartholdy Conservatory and was a member of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Children’s Chorus. After moving to New York City, he received further training in composition, trumpet, and percussion. He then went on to graduate from Columbia University, where he served as the first Music Director of the Bach Society Orchestra and Chorus from 1999-2002. He returned to Germany for post-graduate studies at the Detmold Academy and the Hanns Eisler Conservatory in Berlin. Masur and his wife, pianist Melinda Lee Masur, are co-founders and Artistic Directors of the Chelsea Music Festival in New York City, an annual summer festival of music, visual art, and food lauded by The New York Times as a “gem of a series.” He received a Grammy nomination from the Latin Recording Academy in the category Best Classical Album of the Year for his work as a producer of composer Miguel Del Aguila’s album, Salon Buenos Aires.

Music allows us to feel what is essential, and through its expression begins a conversation about who we are and where we want to go” continued Masur. “This is why I’m so very excited to start with the MSO and communicate the music that will speak to each listener in personal ways. This is a great American city filled with creativity, imagination, and ideas, and the music we will reveal will spark continued dialogue.

Critics from around the world have hailed Masur as “fearless, bold, and a life-force” (San Diego Union-Tribune) and “a brilliant and commanding conductor with unmistakable charisma” (Leipzig Volkszeitung). Masur began the 2018-19 season making his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia, then returned to Tanglewood to conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Over his career, Masur has made many successful debuts with the likes of the Los Angeles, Dresden, Israel, and Japan Philharmonics; the Hiroshima, San Diego, San Antonio, and Memphis Symphonies; and the Orchestre National de France in Paris. His guest engagements during the 2018-19 season include weeks with the Louisville Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, and the Chicago Civic orchestra plus concerts abroad with the National Philharmonic of Russia, Collegium Musicum Basel, the Stavanger Symphony, and the Mulhouse Symphony Orchestra in France.

The MSO acquired the former Warner Grand Theater building on West Wisconsin Avenue in December 2017, which, once renovated, will serve as the MSO’s dedicated performance center. The grand opening of the future Milwaukee Symphony Center is expected in the Fall of 2020.

With control over its own venue, along with new revenue streams from facility rental fees, catering and concessions, a dedicated MSO performance space would help drive increases in annual earned revenue by as much as 60 percent. The MSO would also have greater flexibility to schedule marquee guest performers and conductors who typically require substantial multi-year lead notice for performance requests. Once complete, the Milwaukee Symphony Center will deliver a one-of-a-kind, first class patron experience that will create magical, memorable experiences for patrons. Its size, accessible location, outstanding acoustics and more make an ideal canvas to reclaim this historical venue as a modern-day community asset. In addition to restoring its former grandeur, plans for the Milwaukee Symphony Center include a number of community, education and collaboration spaces, ample lit and accessible parking options, onsite catering, easy curb-side drop off/pick up, and more.

More people than ever before are choosing to attend our inspiring performances and there is tremendous community interest in fostering a thriving MSO. Closing on the acquisition of the Warner Grand Theater is a significant step in both our artistic and financial future,” said Niehaus. “We remain humbled and grateful to our donors and the greater Milwaukee community, whose response to this effort to date has been amazing. Together, we are investing in both the MSO and Milwaukee’s reputation as a vibrant, culturally-significant home and destination.”

CRITICAL PRAISE FOR KEN-DAVID MASUR

“…Masur led the [Boston Symphony] orchestra through a neat mix of excerpts from Prokofiev’s ballet “Romeo and Juliet”. Each was given a transparent, eloquent reading…

– Zoë Madonna, The Boston Globe, Oct 19, 2018

Masur and the BSO fully embodied the tension, scampering, scampering, playful fast passagework, and luxuriating unbridled passion; we are the richer for the experience.

-Chasman Kerr Prince, Boston Musical Intelligencer, Oct 19, 2018

Masur and the [Milwaukee Symphony] orchestra filled the program’s second half with a beautifully rendered performance of Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, using perfectly placed tempos shifts, artfully layered textures, and meaningful dynamic changes to bring a fresh energy to the four movements, along with musical urgency and momentum.” – Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept 16, 2018

Under Masur, the music emerged with refined subtleties with only rare and selective moments of heat. What seemed to be a bond of trust between [Milwaukee Symphony] musicians and conductor, and vice versa, created especially sensitive playing.” – Rick Walters, The Shepherd Express, Sep 18, 2018

Masur… steered the [Boston Symphony] orchestra through a piquant journey through those magical, dreamlike passages…

– Clarence Fanto, The Berkshire Eagle, Aug 6, 2018

Conducting without a baton, Masur used a score but hardly looked at it. He showed an impressive structural grasp both in his warm and perfectly paced Andante and in his supple shaping of the score’s wraith-like transition from the Scherzo into the bracing Allegro finale. Masur also highlighted the riveting virtuosity of the [Los Angeles] Phil’s cellos and basses in the Scherzo’s trio section.” – Rick Schultz, Los Angeles Times, Aug 24, 2016

Explore What’s New at Macy’s This Holiday Season

Find new brands and services in stores and online at macys.com

Macy’s gives you peace of mind with flexible shipping and pick-up options in-store, in addition to saving time and energy through the Macy’s app

Engaging experiences on Pinterest and Instagram make shopping more social this season

macyslogoThis holiday season, decking the halls with gifts from Macy’s is easier than ever before. Macy’s is keeping holiday shopping stress-free with a curated selection of the best gifts in-store and online; services and brands that will help keep you and your home looking sharp and entertaining-ready; plus, easier access than ever with the newest in tech and innovation.

New Fashion Brands and Home Collections

Goodful 2.5-Qt. Stainless Steel Whistling Kettle, Created for Macy's

Goodful 2.5-Qt. Stainless Steel Whistling Kettle, Created for Macy’s

Goodful Bedding Collection, 300 Thread Count Hygro Cotton, Created for Macy's

Goodful Bedding Collection, 300 Thread Count Hygro Cotton, Created for Macy’s

Goodful by AeroGarden Harvest Slim Countertop Garden & Gourmet Herbs Seed Kit

Goodful by AeroGarden Harvest Slim Countertop Garden & Gourmet Herbs Seed Kit

Keep wellness top of mind during the holidays with the Goodfulcollection created exclusively for Macy’s. The new product line inspired by Goodful BuzzFeed’s wellbeing and self-care lifestyle brand – provides simple, intentional steps to live better. The collection is designed with freshness in the kitchen, sounder sleep, and mindfulness at the center of the line. Products provide an escape from the routine and include a counter-sized greenhouse for growing herbs at home, an infusion pitcher, temperature-regulating sheets and towels, a variety of kitchenware including pots, pans, gadgets, a hygge-style kettle and more – perfect as gifts or to outfit your home.

Tailor Square Made-To-Measure

Tailor Square Made-To-Measure

Ensure a best-dressed status at every party this season and beyond with Tailor Square Made-To-Measure. The custom-made clothing experience is now at 15 stores, where customers can create a one-of-a-kind suit in their own personal style. Make an appointment with a Tailor Square stylist who will help to select from a curated assortment of luxurious fabrics from around the world. Customers will be able to choose from a range of details including lapels, buttons, linings and more to create custom-made suits, trousers, jackets or shirts. Suits start at $455 and will deliver from start to finish in approximately four weeks.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Meet your personal stylist who will help you select from a curated assortment of luxurious fabrics from around the world.
  • Create custom-made suits, trousers, jackets, and shirts.
  • Choose your preferred details like lapels, buttons, linings and more.
  • Get the perfect fit after our stylist takes meticulous measurements.
  • Visualize exactly how your finished garment will look down to the last details with our in-store app, powered by 3D technology.
  • Finish the look with the perfect accessories.
  • Receive your customized garment in approximately 4 weeks.

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Britain’s Largest Makeup For Men Brand Arrives In Canada & The United States

Britain’s largest makeup for men brand, MMUK MAN, has officially sailed across the Atlantic ocean, to provide its premium men’s cosmetics range in North America. With the growth in makeup for men in recent years and the increasing demand for their cosmetic and skincare products, MMUK MAN has teamed up with online retail store Moda Men, to build its brand awareness and streamline services for its customers based in Canada and the United States. 12737410-moda-men

This award-winning men’s makeup brand offers everything the modern man desires and more, with over 70 luxurious cosmetic products, designed specifically for men’s skin in their range – currently unrivaled by any other male cosmetic house across the globe. MMUK MAN is a trusted brand, used by more than 100,000 gentlemen all around the world, also boasting incredible feedback of their products, highlighted heavily on their 5-star rated Trustpilot page.

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A selection of products in the MMUK men’s make up range.

When asked about their launch, MMUK MAN CEO Alex Dalley states, “We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of MMUK MAN in Canada and the United States. We’ve put an awful lot of work behind this launch, as we strive to make the brand the number one and most recognized in the world. More and more North American men are picking up their grooming game and with the natural progression leading us into makeup for men – we couldn’t be more in a better place. We continue to help men put their best face forward and providing an exclusive online store where gentlemen can shop in comfort and confidence is just the first step of a huge journey in the rise of male makeup right to the top. Together, we will continue to bulldozer the boundaries of beauty.

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A selection of products in the MMUK men’s make up range. (Visit http://www.modamen.co for details.)

Visit http://www.modamen.co for details.

Macy’s Announces 2018 Black Friday and Cyber Week Wonder Deals

Macy’s offers early Black Friday savings with a preview of more than 100 deals starting Thursday, Nov. 15

Shoppers can catch hundreds of incredible Black Friday specials beginning at 5 p.m. in most stores and all day at macys.com on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22

Macy’s offers customers more time to shop with Cyber Week savings in-store and online from Sunday, Nov. 25 to Wednesday, Nov. 28

Macy’s believes in the wonder of giving and has announced the list of Black Friday and Cyber Week specials to help shoppers find incredible deals on the perfect gifts for the holiday season. With amazing savings on fashion for the entire family, home, fine jewelry, beauty, tech, and more, Macy’s has something special for everyone on the list. Beginning Thursday, Nov. 15 with a special Black Friday preview and carrying through Cyber Week (Sunday, Nov. 25 to Wednesday, Nov. 28), Macy’s is offering a wide assortment of limited-time deals on top brands across the store and online, as well as an exciting assortment of doorbuster items free after mail-in rebate.macyslogo

Macy’s takes pride in curating the best assortment of gifts for our customers each holiday season, and we know they will love the incredible savings on these great gifts from Black Friday and Cyber Week,” said John Harper, Macy’s chief stores officer. “These represent important times for our customers to get started on holiday shopping, and we are excited to offer them many additional opportunities for amazing deals both in-store and online that go beyond one day.

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Macy’s offers the perfect holiday gift with incredible Cyber Week deals on fashion, home, beauty, and tech items; $5 Beauty Box with purchase of $50 or more, while supplies last. (Photo: Business Wire)

Most stores will offer extra special savings on Thanksgiving Day, 5 p.m. through 2 a.m., Friday, Nov. 23 from 6 a.m. through 1 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 24 from 8 a.m. through 1 p.m. Store hours will vary by location and customers can shop online and through the app all day Thursday through Saturday. Check out a sampling of the awesome discounts available on Black Friday, while supplies last:

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Macy’s offers the perfect holiday gift with incredible Black Friday deals on fashion, home, beauty, and tech items; men’s and women’s coats under $100, while supplies last. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • $29.99 diamond earrings with any purchase of $50 or more
  • 60 to 65 percent off select designer dress shirts and ties
  • $39.99 select Charter Club Cashmere
  • $19.99 boots for her and shoes for men
  • Under $100 men’s and women’s coats
  • 60 percent off select kids’ and baby styles
  • $15 men’s or women’s five-piece fragrance box
  • $10 beauty products from brands like Benefit, Urban Decay, Estée Lauder, TONYMOLY, and more
  • FREE Macy’s X Clinique Black Friday Survival Kit with any beauty purchase of $75 or more after 1 p.m.
  • $89.99 AEROGARDEN
  • $189.99 select KitchenAid stand mixers
  • 65 percent off select holiday ornaments and dinnerware
  • 70 percent off select bedding essentials
  • 60 to 65 percent off designer luggage

Tech and Toys

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Macy’s offers the perfect holiday gift with incredible Cyber Week deals on fashion, home, beauty, and tech items; $79.99 Instant Pot, while supplies last. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • $80 off Apple Watch Series 3
  • 60 percent off Polaroid Bluetooth Headphones
  • 50 percent off Tzumi Bluetooth Speakers
  • $17.99 Pop Solo Karaoke Microphone
  • 60 percent off Studio Mercantile barware & games
  • $29.99 iTouch smart watches & iFitness trackers sets
  • 60 percent Off Protocol Drones
  • 50 percent off FAO Schwarz
  • 50 percent off remote control cars

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    Macy’s offers the perfect holiday gift with incredible Cyber Week deals on fashion, home, beauty, and tech items; $5 Beauty Box with purchase of $50 or more, while supplies last. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Williams Sonoma Launches “A Chance To Win With Every Tin” Campaign To Celebrate The 20th Anniversary Of Peppermint Bark

In Partnership with Visa, Williams Sonoma Has Hidden 1,500 Golden Gift Cards Inside the Tins of the Iconic Holiday Treat

Williams Sonoma announced the launch of the “A Chance to Win in Every Tin” campaign to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the brand’s iconic holiday treat, Peppermint Bark. Together with Visa, Williams Sonoma has hidden over 1,500 winning golden gift cards inside the signature Peppermint Bark tins. The Williams Sonoma nostalgic Peppermint Bark candy is often copied but never matched in quality or flavor. The once-a-year favorite is handcrafted in San Francisco using the finest ingredients, including custom-blended Guittard chocolate and triple-distilled oil of peppermint. Master candy makers pour a layer of melted dark chocolate on a marble table and then top it with a layer of creamy white chocolate. This “bark” is finished with a snowfall of handmade peppermint candy pieces. The result is an unforgettable holiday confection with a perfect harmony of flavors and textures in every bite that is only available at Williams Sonoma for a limited time each year.

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The original Peppermint Bark recipe was developed and approved after more than twenty rounds of testing in 1998. The Peppermint Bark name was inspired by Williams Sonoma founder Chuck Williams‘ love of dark and white chocolate and his famous affection for dogs. Since the product first made its debut 20 years ago the packaging has always included the now iconic Peppermint Bark Dalmatian. Each year over 1 million pounds of Guittard chocolate and 65,000 pounds of peppermint bits are used to create Williams Sonoma’s famous Peppermint Bark.

Available both in stores and online at www.williamssonoma.com, customers who purchase a tin have a chance to win one of the golden Williams Sonoma gift cards that range in value from $20 to the grand prize of $1,000. Customers that win a golden gift card are encouraged to share with Williams Sonoma on Instagram using the hashtag #barkyeah and tagging @williamssonoma.

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Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark Golden Gift Card: Williams Sonoma is giving away golden gift cards in this year’s Peppermint Bark (Photo: Business Wire)

The popularity of Williams Sonoma’s Peppermint Bark has led to the development of a wide variety of additional Peppermint Bark flavored products. Williams Sonoma currently offers 24 different Peppermint Bark products—10 of which are brand new for the 2018 holiday season. The new Peppermint Bark products include:

Williams Sonoma celebrates 20 years of iconic Peppermint Bark holiday confection (Photo Business Wire)

Williams Sonoma celebrates 20 years of iconic Peppermint Bark holiday confection (Photo Business Wire)

  • Peppermint Bark, 3lb tin, $79.95: Williams Sonoma’s classic Peppermint Bark now offered in a three-pound tin
  • Personalize Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark, $39.95: Dark chocolate fans will love this luscious new version of our legendary holiday peppermint bark, which can now also be personalized making it an ideal holiday gift
  • Peppermint Bark Sampler, $44.95: A trio of peppermint bark flavors include the Classic Peppermint Bark, Salted Peppermint Bark, and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark
  • Peppermint Dog Tin, $29.95: The Dalmatian Dog Tin makes for a great holiday gift. This tin was inspired by our founder Chuck William’s affection for dogs and includes Peppermint Bark Paws, Peppermint Bark Pretzels, Peppermint Bark Bites, and Dark Bark Bites
  • Peppermint Bark Pups, $24.95: Our legendary Peppermint Bark in bite-sized pieces
  • Peppermint Bark Brownie Mix, $19.95: We’ve transformed our signature Peppermint Bark into a decadent layered dessert that’s perfect for festive gatherings
  • Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookie, $25.95: Enjoy the flavors of our legendary dark chocolate Peppermint Bark with these festive cookies
  • Peppermint Bark Ice Cream Starter, $15.95: Celebrate the holidays with the season’s coolest treat, featuring our signature Peppermint Bark
  • Peppermint Bark Quick Bread Mix, $15.95: This kit makes it easy to whip up a loaf of homemade quick bread that showcases the festive flavor of Peppermint Bark

In addition to the golden gift cards that will be inserted in the iconic Peppermint Bark tins, Williams Sonoma will be hosting events at retail locations to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Peppermint Bark. On Thursday, November 29th from 6:30pm-8:00pm, Williams Sonoma stores across the country will be holding a 20th Anniversary Celebration. Customers in attendance will have the opportunity to sample Peppermint Bark, watch baking demonstrations, and enter to win prizes.

The Williams Sonoma store at Columbus Circle will also host a special Peppermint Bark Bake Off event on November 29th in partnership with Bake From Scratch Magazine and three influential baking bloggers. Erin Clarkson of @cloudykitchen, Vallery Lomas of @foodieinnewyork, and Erin McDowell of @emcdowell will compete to see whose Peppermint Bark creation will be the favorite recipe of a panel of celebrity judges which will include Amirah Kassem of Flour Shop and Brian Hart Hoffman, editor-in-chief of Bake From Scratch. Tickets are $15 and include a copy of Bake from Scratch Magazine and a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: https://williamssonoma-peppermintbark-bakeoff.eventbrite.com.

The complete Peppermint Bark collection is now available at all Williams Sonoma stores and on the Williams Sonoma website. For more information on the collection, please visit www.williams-sonoma.com/shop/christmas/christmas-peppermint-bark/.

Beverly Hills And The Iconic Rodeo Drive Go Bold For The Second Annual Holiday Season

Get ready for the holidays with #BOLDBH events and a spectacular Holiday Lighting Celebration

The second annual BOLD Holidays campaign kicks off on November 15 from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. with the highly anticipated Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration. This multi-generational event is brought to you by the Rodeo Drive Committee in partnership with the City of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau and Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. The event will be hosted by TV and social media personality Dawn McCoy and the festivities will include live music from electro hip-hop violinist and America’s Got Talent contestant, Svet, and a specially curated 20-piece #BOLDBH band which will be playing a mix of holiday classics and decades hits. Also included will be a dramatic unveiling of the lighting and décor featuring a newly revealed holiday social art installation as well as the debut of artist Alexa Meade‘s solo exhibition at 262 North Rodeo Drive which will be open to the public daily (closed Thanksgiving Day) until December 23. Rounding out the evening will be a champagne garden, delicious food trucks, a robust fireworks show and more.

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Firewoods display at the BOLD Holidays on Rodeo Drive 2017

The BOLD Holidays celebrations will continue every Friday and Saturday evening between 5 p.m. -8 p.m., from November 16 December 22 on the 200, 300 and 400 blocks of Rodeo Drive as well as throughout the city. The streets will come alive once again with experiential programming, beautiful lights and holiday cheer. Guests can enjoy later shopping hours from their favorite merchants while experiencing unforgettable holiday moments featuring larger than life #BOLDBH California snowballs, a live ice sculpting experience, an interactive peace wall, elegant ballerinas performing on top of grand pianos, contortionist fashion art coming to life on the street and much more!

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Following her interactive BOLD Summer installations, Meade will transform the space on Rodeo Drive into a three-dimensional art installation that will appear to be two-dimensional when photographed. Visitors stepping into an immersive art exhibition will become part of the artwork as they don hand painted clothing and accessories. Meade, who has appeared around the globe creating special installations and most recently painted music superstar Ariana Grande in her latest music video, “God is a Woman,” will paint live models at the exhibition to augment the experience on November 15, November 30, and December 14.

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Rodeo Drive Logo

BOLD Holidays will also feature the West Coast debut of QuinCoach’s motorcycle coaches on December 14, 15, 21 and 22 (one featuring 50,000 sparkling crystals), the return of BOLD rides throughout Beverly Hills’ in exotic and luxury cars provided by Midway Car Rental; live holiday music in Beverly Canon Gardens and holiday art walks lead by curatorial professionals. For more information, please visit lovebeverlyhills.com/boldbh. Continue reading

Denver Art Museum To Debut First Major U.S. Retrospective Of The House Of Dior

Dior: From Paris to the World will celebrate more than 70 years of the French house’s enduring legacy

Soon to open to the public, The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will be home to the U.S. presentation of Dior: From Paris to the World, an exhibition surveying more than 70 years of the House of Dior’s enduring legacy and its global influence. A selection of more than 200 haute couture dresses, as well as accessories, photographs, original sketches, runway videos, and other archival material, will trace the history of the iconic haute couture fashion house. The DAM’s presentation of Dior: From Paris to the World will be on view in the Anschutz and Martin and McCormick galleries on level two of the Hamilton Building.DAM-logo-horizontal-green

Christian Dior generated a revolution in Paris and around the globe after World War II in 1947 with his New Look collection. Dior, the art gallerist who became a celebrated couturier, completely shed the masculine silhouette that had been established during the war, expressing modern femininity with his debut collection. Dior’s sophisticated designs, featuring soft shoulders, accentuated busts, and nipped waists, drew on his inspirations of art, antiques, fashion illustration and his passion for gardening. The result was elegant feminine contours that brought a breath of fresh air to the fashion world through luxurious swaths of fabrics, revolutionary design, and lavish embroidery. This marked the beginning of an epic movement in fashion history that would eventually lead to Dior successfully becoming the first worldwide couture house.

Christian Dior with models, about 1955. Photo André Gandner. © Clémence Gandner

Christian Dior with models, about 1955. Photo André Gandner. © Clémence Gandner

The museum will mount this major exhibition with loans from the esteemed Dior Héritage Collection, many of which have rarely been seen outside of Europe, with additional loans from major institutions. The chronological presentation, showcasing pivotal themes in the House of Dior’s global history, will focus on how Christian Dior cemented his fashion house’s reputation within a decade and established the house on five continents—Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Dior: From Paris to the World also will highlight how his successors adeptly incorporated their own design aesthetic.

Christian Dior, Bobby suit, Autumn-Winter 1956 Haute Couture collection. Courtesy of Christian Dior Couture Archives.

Christian Dior, Bobby suit, Autumn-Winter 1956 Haute Couture collection. Courtesy of Christian Dior Couture Archives.

Dior: From Paris to the World also will profile its founder, Christian Dior, and subsequent artistic directors, including Yves-Saint Laurent (1958–1960), Marc Bohan (1961–1989), Gianfranco Ferré (1989–1996), John Galliano (1997–2011), Raf Simons (2012–2015) and Maria Grazia Chiuri (2016–present), who have carried Dior’s vision into the 21st century.

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Gianfranco Ferré, Robe Hellébore, Dior Collection Haute Couture, Spring 1995. Photo ©Paolo Roversi/Art + Commerce.

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Christian Dior, Bar suit. Afternoon ensemble in shantung and pleated wool, Haute Couture Spring-Summer 1947, Corolle line. Dior Héritage collection, Paris. ©Laziz Hamani.

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Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior, Banco. Haute couture Spring-Summer 1958, Trapèze line. Smock dress in faille with a peony print. Dior Héritage Collection, Paris; Inv. 1998.2. ©Laziz Hamani.

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Marc Bohan for Christian Dior, Pollock dress. Long printed faille evening gown. Haute Couture Fall-Winter 1986. Dior Héritage collection, Paris Inv. 2015.450 ©Laziz Hamani.

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide: PANDORA Jewelry & The Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes Announce PANDORA As The Official Jewelry Partner For The Second Consecutive Year

PANDORA Jewelry Debuts Two Seasonal Mementos Featuring PANDORA’s Signature Charms: ‘Radio City Music Hall Charm and Ceramic Box’ and ‘2018 Exclusive Holiday Charm and Ornament Gift Set,’ Inspired By The Glamour Of The Radio City Rockettes

PANDORA Jewelry and The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase, have announced that for the second consecutive year, PANDORA will be the Official Jewelry Partner of The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes. Expanding upon the successful 2017 inaugural year of the partnership, PANDORA has created two seasonal mementos, ‘Radio City Music Hall Charm and Ceramic Box‘ and a limited edition ‘2018 Exclusive Holiday Charm and Ornament Gift Set,’ which was inspired by the world-famous Radio City Rockettes.

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PANDORA Logo (PRNewsfoto/PANDORA Jewelry)

As part of the partnership, PANDORA will again host an exciting pop-up activation within Radio City Music Hall during the show’s run from November 9, 2018 January 1, 2019, where the exclusive merchandise will be sold for audiences attending the Christmas Spectacular as well as at Radio City’s Sixth Avenue Store.

The Christmas Spectacular holds a special place in the hearts of many during the holiday season, much like the feeling of finding that perfect piece of jewelry as a gift for a loved one,” said Laurie McDonald, General Manager, PANDORA U.S.A. “Whether you’re attending for the first time or have fond memories of going in the past, we’re excited to continue creating and being a part of these wonderful moments that last forever.

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2018 Exclusive Holiday Charm and Ornament Gift Set

The ‘2018 Exclusive Holiday Charm and Ornament Gift Set‘, is a limited-edition Christmas ornament and charm for fans who are looking to add some extra Rockettes inspired glamour and sparkle to their holiday season. Inspired by a Rockettes costume, the silver base features stripes of white enamel inlaid with cubic zirconia gems and is topped with a delicate bow. Presented in an exquisitely designed matching holiday ornament, it makes for a beautiful and sophisticated keepsake. The exclusive gift set is currently available for purchase at PANDORA authorized retailers, on the PANDORA ecommerce website, at PANDORA’s Radio City Music Hall pop-up, and at Radio City’s Sixth Avenue Store. Continue reading

Gymboree Group Announces Baby2Baby Donation Campaign for Holiday 2018

Gymboree, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8 Support Children In Need Through Customer and Product Donations

The Gymboree Group, Inc., a specialty children’s retailer of high-quality clothing and accessories for children (including Gymboree, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8) today announce its Holiday 2018 Giving Campaign and first-ever multi-brand partnership with Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization that provides low-income children with all the basic necessities that every child deserves. One in three families across the United States struggles to provide diapers to their children. Through the efforts of Baby2Baby, over 29 million diapers in the past seven years have been distributed to low-income families.Gymboree-logo

We are proud to partner with Baby2Baby to offer our customers the opportunity to join us in providing for hundreds of thousands of children across the United States and Canada,” said Daniel Griesemer, President and CEO of Gymboree Group. “As a brand, we believe that children are our future, and they inspire the work we do every day, which is why we are passionate and dedicated to taking action this holiday season.”

Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization led by Co-Presidents Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein, provides low-income children, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. This year alone, Baby2Baby will serve more than 180,000 children in Los Angeles and thousands more in 28 cities across the country through the Baby2Baby National Network. To date, the organization has distributed over 50 million items including more than 29 million diapers. (To learn more about Baby2Baby please visit www.baby2baby.org)

As a way to give back during the holiday season, customers will have the opportunity to donate while checking out at over 900 Gymboree, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8 stores across the U.S. and Canada, as well as online through Thursday, January 31, 2019. Baby2Baby ambassadors, Jessica Alba, Lauren Conrad, and Julie Bowen, will also lend their support to the campaign and encourage donation participation. Beyond customer donations, Gymboree Group is committed to donating over 150,000 units of clothing to Baby2Baby.

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Jessica Alba, Baby2Baby Ambassador, Supports Gymboree’s Holiday Giving Campaign with Baby2Baby

As a Baby2Baby Board Member and Ambassador, I truly believe in the importance of the work they’re doing within the community,” said Alba. “I cannot imagine what it must be like for parents who aren’t able to afford basic everyday essentials for their children, and I’m so proud to be part of an organization working to alleviate some of that burden on these families. We are so grateful to partner with Gymboree on this campaign and hope everyone will join Baby2Baby in helping these children in need while shopping there this holiday season.

Lauren Conrad Baby2Baby Ambassador

Lauren Conrad, Baby2Baby Ambassador, Supports Janie and Jack’s Holiday Giving Campaign with Baby2Baby

As a mom and supporter of Baby2Baby, I’m proud to share Janie and Jack’s Holiday Giving Campaign and encourage everyone to join me in helping the children that Baby2Baby serves,” said Conrad. “Baby2Baby provides children in need with diapers, clothing and basic necessities that every child deserves. Let’s give back together and make this season a little bit more magical.”

Julie Bowen Baby2Baby Ambassador

Julie Bowen, Baby2Baby Ambassador, Supports Crazy 8’s Holiday Giving Campaign with Baby2Baby

Baby2Baby helps hundreds of thousands of children across the country living in poverty, and this holiday season we are thrilled to have Crazy8’s support through their Holiday Giving Campaign which provides funds and clothing,” said Bowen. “They make it easy for supporters to help give at their local Crazy8 store or online at Crazy8.com – let’s do something great together this holiday season.”

The company currently operates 380 Gymboree stores in the United States and Canada. Gymboree Group’s family of brands includes Gymboree®, Janie and Jack® and Crazy 8®, with hundreds of retail stores across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico as well as online stores at www.gymboree.com, www.janieandjack.com, and www.crazy8.com.

To donate to Baby2Baby, please visit Gymboree.com/baby2baby, Janieandjack.com/baby2baby or Crazy8.com/baby2baby and join the conversation on social media by tagging @gymboree, @janieandjack, @crazy8, and @baby2baby.

Frédéric Fekkai Acquires Frédéric Fekkai Brands

Founder Returns to Iconic Haircare Brand and Establishes Leading Beauty Portfolio Including Luxury Beauty Brand Bastide

Portfolio Creates Significant Opportunities for Collaboration and Growth

Frédéric Fekkai, in partnership with Cornell Capital LLC (“Cornell Capital”), has announced the acquisition of Frédéric Fekkai Brands (“Fekkai Brands” or the “Company”), the beauty and haircare brand that Mr. Fekkai founded under his namesake in 1996, from a group of investors.

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Frédéric Fekkai. Photo Credit: Pamela Berkovic

Founded by Mr. Fekkai more than 20 years ago, Fekkai Brands develops and produces hair and body care products, including shampoos, conditioners, treatments, hair fragrances, and styling products. Additionally, the Company owns and operates a number of premier salons across the U.S. Mr. Fekkai sold Fekkai Brands in 2008.

Selling the Fekkai brands is an ownership group of Dilesh Mehta, Tony Bajaj, Joel Ronkin and Amy Sachs, which purchased the business in 2015. Joel Ronkin, exiting CEO of Fekkai Brands added: “Frédéric is an accomplished entrepreneur with a proven track record of building highly desirable brands. We are confident that his return to the Company will be instrumental in fueling its growth and driving innovation.”

Blue Mistral LLC, a holding company founded by Mr. Fekkai and Cornell Capital, will own and operate Fekkai Brands together with Bastide, the fast-growing Provence-based provider of luxury fragrances and hand and body care products that Mr. Fekkai has led since 2017. As Chief Executive Officer of Blue Mistral, Mr. Fekkai will further accelerate the growth of the Fekkai Brands and salons by placing a heightened emphasis on education, innovation, and the customer’s overall experience while leveraging opportunities for collaboration with Bastide.

I am thrilled to rejoin Fekkai Brands and eager to reconnect with the salons, teams, and consumers,” said Mr. Fekkai. “This acquisition will provide me the opportunity to reinfuse my passion for innovation into the brand while reigniting its growth and guiding Fekkai Brands through its next chapter in a modern and exciting way.”

The opportunity to partner with Frédéric, a proven entrepreneur in the beauty sector, as he returns to the helm of his iconic brand is truly compelling,” said Henry Cornell, Senior Partner of Cornell Capital. “Leveraging Cornell Capital’s cross-border network and operational expertise, and Frédéric’s deep relationships and reputation within the industry, Fekkai Brands is well-positioned to succeed in the growing global cosmetics and personal care industry.

CeleBEARate The Season: Build-A-Bear Workshop® Invites Families To Sign The Nice List, Enter To Win Their Wish List & Capture Shareable Family Photos

Build-A-Bear Workshop® Announces “Big Furry Deals” Including BOGO $6 Offer On All Furry Friends & $6 Penguin Doorbuster On Black Friday

Additional Deals and Special Offers to be Announced at Select Times Throughout the Season for Build-A-Bear® Bonus Club Members

Guests can Make Wishes, New Christmas Traditions and Personalized Gifts at Workshop Locations Across the Country

Build-A-Bear Workshop® is helping families to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to cherish the magic of Christmas with loved ones—even while out searching for the perfect gift. The family-fun destination is bringing exciting holiday experiences to Workshops across the country, including an opportunity to sign the “Nice List” and make sure kids (and kids at heart) are in good standing with Santa. BEARlievers can also participate in a Wishes Scavenger Hunt and enter to win their Build-A-Bear Wish List, now through Dec. 24.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop® plans permanent shops at new FAO Schwarz flagship in New York City and select Great Wolf Lodge resorts, as well as seasonal pop-up shops at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, Gaylord Resorts and more, just in time for the holidays. (PRNewsfoto/Build-A-Bear Workshop)

Additionally, on weekends throughout December, Bearemy®, Build-A-Bear®’s beloved mascot, will don a Santa hat and be ready to take shareable Christmas photos with families at the Workshop. Photo ops with Bearemy will be available on Dec. 1, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 at 1 p.m., local time, in all Workshop locations. More information about holiday in-store activities can be found at buildabear.com/events.

Once again this year, Build-A-Bear Workshop locations are offering the opportunity to make days a little bit brighter for others during the holidays. Now through Dec. 9, Guests can donate new, unwrapped toys to Toys for Tots at U.S. stores; to Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada in Canada stores; to Barnardo’s at U.K. stores; and to Barnardos Ireland at Ireland stores. Build-A-Bear Workshop Guests can also make a donation at checkout to benefit Marine Toys for Tots Foundation in U.S. stores; Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada in Canada stores; Barnardo’s in U.K. stores and Barnardos Ireland in Ireland stores, now through Dec. 26.

To turn up the Christmas spirit, families can also listen in to Build-A-Bear Radio™ as the station begins playing holiday hits that kids and parents are sure to love. Anyone can sign up for a free Build-A-Bear Radio subscription at dashradio.com/buildabear or listen in with the Dash Radio app for iOS or Google Playfor great music, fun segments, interviews, and kid-inspired content.

Build-A-Bear Giftshop: Gifts with Heart for Everyone on the Nice List

By stuffing, dressing and personalizing a Build-A-Bear furry friend—plus, making a wish on a special candy-cane heart before placing it inside–the cuddly companion becomes a unique and heartfelt gift for a loved one. Several new, festive friends are available in Build-A-Bear Workshop stores, and online at the Build-A-Bear Giftshop this season, with customizable options—from dressing to accessorizing, to embroidery—perfect for friends and family.

The company’s proprietary Merry Mission collection is back this year with new, colorful friends who are ready to journey through the Candy Cane Forest. Glisten, the popular sparkly white reindeer has returned as Candy Cane Glisten with candy-cane antlers and hooves. Joined by a pretty pink Swirl Unicorn, a cuddly Merry Mint Bunnyand a majestic Grey Gust Moose, the crew is ready to help fulfill wishes for kids on the Nice List.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop® is bringing exciting holiday experiences to Workshops across the country, including opportunities to sign the “Nice List,” participate in a Wishes Scavenger Hunt, take shareable family photos with Bearemy®, and enter to win their Build-A-Bear® Wish List–all while making personalized furry-friend gifts for loved ones.

Timeless Teddy, the perfect traditional holiday gift, is a cuddly classic teddy bear with shaggy brown fur and a sweet smile. The bear’s paw pads are bright red, and an online version can be personalized with embroidery. Timeless Teddy is also available in all Build-A-Bear Workshop stores.

The Merry Mission Santa’s Reindeer (which can be customized to be any of Santa’s eight traditional reindeer), plus several new licensed furry friends and characters from popular movies, are also available in stores and online. Continue reading

On Location Experiences And Bud Light Launches Three Day Music Fest Leading Up To Super Bowl Liii In Atlanta

First Ever Bud Light Music Festival Brings The Biggest Names In Music on 2019 SuperBowl LIII Weekend

Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Aerosmith, Ludacris, Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby And More To Perform

Tickets To The General Public Went On Sale Friday, November 9 At 12:00 Pm Via Superbowlmusicfest.Com And Ticketmaster

On Location Experiences, the official hospitality partner of the National Football League (“NFL” or “The League”) and Bud Light, the official beer sponsor of the NFL, announced the launch of the first-ever Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest. The three-night festival will give football fans and the entire city of Atlanta an opportunity to enjoy the artists they love from Thursday, January 31st through Saturday, February 2nd at Atlanta’s fully transformed, premium, sports, and live entertainment venue State Farm Arena. On Saturday Night, the Bud Light Super Bowl Eve concert will feature one of the world’s biggest pop artists Bruno Mars and one of the top female rappers in the game Cardi B. Friday’s lineup includes Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Aerosmith and a soon-to-be-announced special guest.

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On Location Experiences Music Fest (PRNewsfoto/On Location Experiences)

Electronic Arts Inc.‘s EA SPORTS BOWL will once again serve as the unofficial kickoff to the biggest weekend in the NFL season Thursday night with a Welcome to Atlanta Showcase that features Atlanta hip-hop legend Ludacris and friends, as well as a special Quality Control Music showcase featuring rap supergroup Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby and more.

Super Bowl Music Fest was created from the vision of bringing the scale of a top-tier music festival and building it around the excitement of one of the world’s biggest sporting events. With an all-star lineup and the chance to showcase outstanding local talent to over 45,000 people over three nights at State Farm Arena, Super Bowl Music Fest creates a one of a kind experience,” said John Collins, CEO of On Location Experiences. “We are tremendously excited to bring this unique experience to Atlanta and fans all weekend long.”

In addition to top-level talent spanning a multitude of genres, the festival will feature celebrity and athlete appearances. Additional presenting partners for the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest are StubHub and Ticketmaster. An array of premium seating offerings, including suites and club packages, will be available also featuring options for premium hospitality. For updates, visit https://www.superbowlmusicfest.com.

Atlanta is a city with such a strong music culture, that we wanted to work together with our partners at On Location Experiences to bring a music festival to the city that has something for everyone and pays homage to the city’s history of iconic music,” said Shana Barry, Director of Experiential, Bud Light. “Between bringing some of the biggest acts out there right now along with some local Atlanta flavor, we hope that we can give people a chance to come together, drink a few beers and have an unforgettable experience during Super Bowl weekend.

BUD LIGHT SUPER BOWL MUSIC FEST SCHEDULE

  • Thursday, January 31 – Ludacris & Friends, Quality Control Presents: Migos, Lil Yachty, & Lil Baby. Plus Metro Boomin + Special Guests, a DJ set by Lil Jon, & more
  • Friday, February 1 – Aerosmith and Special Guest
  • Saturday, February 2 – Bruno Mars and Cardi B

The Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest is executive-produced by On Location Experiences and SYNERGY Productions, LLC with production support from Live Nation Urban.

On Location Experiences (a privately held company, owned by RedBird Capital Partners, Bruin Sports Capital, 32 Equity and the Carlyle Group) is a leader in premium experiential hospitality business, establishing a new industry standard to serve iconic rights holders with extensive experience in ticketing, curated hospitality, live event production and travel management in the worlds of sports and entertainment. The events planning company is a partner to over 150 rights holders including the NFL, NCAA, the PGA of America and the United States Tennis Association, and provides unrivaled official access for both corporate clients and fans looking for immersive experiences at marquee events including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NFL Draft, NCAA Final Four, PGA of America events, numerous College Football Bowl Games and the Tennis Majors.

On Location through CID Entertainment & Future Beat also partner with numerous artists and music festivals across genres, including Imagine Dragons, Metallica, Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa, Electric Daisy Carnival, Migos, Post Malone, Iron Maiden, and J. Cole. On Location’s operations include Anthony Travel, CID Entertainment, Future Beat, KreateInc., PrimeSport, and Steve Furgal’s International Tennis Tours.

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