2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Real Deal Brazil Takes the Stress Out of Holiday Shopping with its 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Adventure and Outdoors Enthusiasts

Unique gifts that are one-of-a-kind and indestructible, made from 100 percent recycled Brazilian canvas cargo tarps, and versatile to withstand every day adventures like a trip to the farmers market to more extreme adventures like climbing Kilimanjaro.

Holiday shopping can be a stressful time as shoppers search to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list. To help elevate holiday shopping stress, Real Deal Brazil, the company responsible for Woody Harrelson’s iconic hat in the Hollywood blockbuster hit “Zombieland,” today revealed its 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Adventure and Outdoors Real Deal Brazil logoEnthusiasts in your family and amongst your friends.

Perfect for those seeking new adventures, Real Deal Brazil offers a collection of unique one-of-a-kind indestructible hats, bags, and accessories made from 100 percent recycled canvas tarps from Brazil. After making cross-country trips and protecting cargo from the country’s rugged terrain and extreme weather, Brazilian trucking companies throw these canvas tarps away, which Real Deal Brazil then recycles to create a variety of durable and unique products. Real Deal Brazil products made from this recycled materials are distinctly different, carrying along the history and story of the canvas tarp’s former life. These products are not only environmentally friendly, but they also have the ultimate cool-factor unlike any other hat, bag or accessory available this holiday season.

Real Deal Brazil’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide features a selection of unique, indestructible hats, bags and accessories that are versatile to withstand every day adventures to more extreme adventures like climbing Kilimanjaro, all under $100.

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The Original Real Deal Brazil Tarp Hat features authentic salvaged truck tarp and reclaimed steel from truck tires, and can handle rough journeys through harsh elements and shifting climates.

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The Original Real Deal Brazil Tarp Hat ($49.99)

  • The Original Real Deal Brazil Tarp Hat ($49.99): Clearly not an off-the-department-store-shelf hat, the style is part fedora with a touch of the Aussie Outback. The brim is made from a thin band of steel reclaimed from old truck tires, allowing wearers to customize its look.
  • Recife Duffle Bag ($99.99): Designed to withstand any adventure on an adventure-seekers’ to-do list, the Recife Duffle features side and front pockets and three overlapping front zippered flaps, offering plenty of space for journeys of any length of time.

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    Real Deal Brazil offers hat and bag combos, including the Olinda Tote & Floppy Travel Hat Combo, for a quick way to gear up from head to toe for your Real Deal Adventures.

  • Floppy Travel Hat ($39.99): Formerly known as The Pretty Ugly Hat, The Floppy is a compact, handcrafted hat that can go anywhere, made from upcycled truck tarps. It’s flexible, yet sturdy, and ready at all times to shade and protect from the sun.
  • Iguape Messenger Bag ($99.99): This weathered messenger style bag blends the efficiency and sleekness of the over-the-shoulder courier style with the rich ruggedness of the Real Deal Brazil brand. It’s a briefcase + backpack + recycled tarp = all-in-one!

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  • Teresina Organizer ($39.99): The latest addition to the Real Deal Collection, this unique organizer is not only durable, but it also has a zip closure and features eight card slips, three interior sleeves, and an outside zipper pocket. Can also hold phone, keys, and a passport on the inside when traveling or for day-to-day activities.

Products featured in the 2018 Holiday Gift Guide are available to buy online at RealDealBrazil.com. Additionally, Real Deal Brazil is offering 15% OFF all orders (no minimum) plus free shipping with the coupon code SAVE15. The offer is valid through December 31, 2018.

Atelier Swarovski Creates The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Fantasy Bra Made With Swarovski Created Diamonds

Victoria’s Secret Angel Elsa Hosk will wear this year’s 2018 Dream Angels Fantasy Bra designed and made exclusively by Atelier Swarovski and crafted with over 2,100 Swarovski Created Diamonds and Topaz.

Elsa and the Fantasy Bra will walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway on December 2nd at 10pm ET on ABC.

Victoria’s Secret has partnered with Atelier Swarovski for the first time to create the Fantasy Bra, which will be worn by model Elsa Hosk at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York City. Also for the first time, the Fantasy Bra will place sustainability center stage.

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With this year’s design, Atelier Swarovski shines a light on conscious luxury, creating a glamorous bra and body chainset with Swarovski Created Diamonds and Topaz. Valued at 1 million dollars the elaborate design took 4 craftsman and 930 hours to make, incorporating over 2,100 Swarovski Created Diamonds and totaling 71.05 carats with the pear shape Swarovski Created Diamond center stone weighing in at 2.03 carats. The bra’s casing is also set in sterling silver. Hosk also wears an Atelier Swarovski by Christopher Kane necklace and bangles in crystal to accent her Dream Angel’s look. Atelier Swarovski by Mary Katrantzou and Atelier Swarovski by Christopher Kane jewelry will also be worn down the runway with various looks showcased during the show.

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Elsa Hosk wearing the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Bra made exclusively and designed by Atelier Swarovski with Swarovski Created Diamonds

Atelier Swarovski’s first fine jewelry collection, made with Swarovski Created Diamonds, premiered at the 2017 Academy Awards in partnership with Red Carpet Green Dress, promoting responsible fashion on the most glamorous stage. Through this partnership with Victoria’s Secret, Atelier Swarovski showcases Swarovski’s heritage of sustainability and innovation and furthers the company’s journey to becoming a leader in conscious luxury.

Swarovski Created Diamonds are grown in a state-of-the-art lab yet have the same optical, chemical and physical attributes as mined diamonds – both are 100% carbon, both have the same hardness and brilliance. Swarovski Created Diamonds are responsibly produced according to the highest environmental, safety and labor standards. The Swarovski Genuine Topaz is from traceable sources in Brazil and Sri Lanka.

Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, commented: “We are delighted to collaborate with Victoria’s Secret on the 2018 Dream Angels Fantasy Bra. This stunning handcrafted Atelier Swarovski piece features thousands of Swarovski Created Diamonds set alongside responsibly sourced topaz. We hope it provides a bold new vision of luxury – mixing glamour and innovative materials – when it hits the runway at this legendary show.”

Atelier Swarovski was founded by Nadja Swarovski in 2007 as a showcase for creativity, craftsmanship, master cutting, and material innovations. The brand presents cutting-edge fashion jewelry, fine jewelry, accessories, and home décor items which are the ultimate expression of Swarovski. With its focus on conscious luxury, Atelier Swarovski introduced its fine jewelry collections made with Swarovski Created Diamonds in 2017 and was certified as a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council the same year. In 2018, continuing its sustainability journey, the brand announced its commitment to making all its fine jewelry pieces with responsibly sourced gold.

This year is the first time that Victoria’s Secret Angel Elsa Hosk has been given the honor of modeling the Fantasy Bra. She follows in the footsteps of Angel Lais Ribeiro, who wore the bra last year, and past Angels including Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Selita Ebanks, Gisele Bündchen, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, and Karolina Kurkova.

And for the first time, customers will be able to purchase a version of the Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Fantasy Bra made with Swarovski crystals for $250 on November 29th at select Victoria’s Secret stores and online at victoriassecret.com.

National Geographic Launches ‘Starstruck,’ A Yearlong Celebration Of Space Across Its Global Networks, Magazines, Books And More

Starstruck Kicks Off With Second Season of Critically Acclaimed Series MARS and Fifth Season of Emmy-Nominated Series STARTALK With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Event to Also Include Two New Specials: MARS: INSIDE SPACE X and MISSION TO THE SUN, Plus Fall Book Releases “Space Atlas” and “Apollo to the Moon

Starstruck Continues Into 2019 With a New Season of COSMOS and Weeklong Celebration of the 50-Year Anniversary of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing in July

Visit New Starstruck Portal for All Things Space, Including National Geographic Space Photography and In-Depth Reporting on the Latest Space News

For 130 years, National Geographic has been helping people explore the unknown, from the deepest oceans to the farthest reaches of the universe. Today, National Geographic announced that it will embark on a new storytelling odyssey, exploring the past, present and future of space across its vast media and entertainment platforms with Starstruck: National Geographic’s Yearlong Celebration of Space.

From the very dawn of the space age, National Geographic has covered the science, mystery and adventures of space exploration with unrivaled access, in-depth news reporting and cutting-edge science and technology.

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In 1935, National Geographic and the U.S. Army Air Corps jointly launched aeronauts into the sky in the Explorer II Stratosphere Balloon, helping to pave the way for the space program and marking a manned altitude record that lasted for 21 years. Later, in recognition of National Geographic’s contributions to space research and photography, astronaut John Glenn carried the National Geographic flag on the first U.S. manned orbital space flight in 1962. And on July 16, 1969, a National Geographic flag was again vaulted into the sky on the 238,000-mile voyage to the moon, with Neil Armstrong observing to his team that it was a privilege that the flag that had “accompanied every major recent expedition,” should also accompany the first one ever to set foot on the lunar surface. In 1977, National Geographic was part of the curation of the Golden Record, and more recently, presented the first-ever Instagram Live from the International Space Station with Will Smith in April 2018.

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National Geographic Launches ‘Starstruck,’ A Celebration Of Space Across Its Global Networks, Magazines, Books And More

With Starstruck, National Geographic aims to once again inspire people to “look up” by bringing the awe and wonder of space to audiences around the world.

The yearlong commitment to presenting the best of space content kicked off this past week with the launch of the Starstruck Space Portal, as well as the recent release of National Geographic’s updated Space Atlas.” The celebration continues Nov. 4 with an all-day marathon of the critically acclaimed series One Strange Rock beginning at 10 a.m., and with new seasons of MARS and STARTALK with Neil deGrasse Tyson in an intergalactic block of programming that premieres Monday, Nov. 12.

Additionally, two new specials will air this fall: MARS: INSIDE SPACE X also on Nov. 12, and MISSION TO THE SUN on Nov. 19.

Culminating with the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing next July and a coinciding week of blockbuster Apollo programming on the National Geographic channel, Starstruck will rally National Geographic’s unrivaled portfolio of storytelling platforms around the spirit of space exploration and the nostalgia, curiosity, and feeling of limitless possibility that it brings.

With this announcement, Natgeo.com/Starstruck will be National Geographic’s one-stop digital hub for all things space.

Highlights of the content across all platforms include:

OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD TV PROGRAMMING:

  • Season 2 of Nat Geo’s groundbreaking, genre-busting, hit docudrama MARS premieres Nov. 12 at 9/8c.

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  • A new season of the award-winning STARTALK with Neil deGrasse Tyson debuts Nov. 12 at 11/10c.
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    MARS: INSIDE SPACE X, premiering Monday, Nov. 12, at 8/7c, is an unprecedented glimpse into one of the world’s most revolutionary companies’ plan to make Mars home.
  • MARS: INSIDE SPACE X, premiering Monday, Nov. 12, at 8/7c, is an unprecedented glimpse into one of the world’s most revolutionary companies’ plan to make Mars home. Filmed over the course of three years, this journey will take viewers behind the scenes with Elon Musk and his engineers as they persevere amid both disheartening setbacks and huge triumphs to advance the space industry faster than thought possible.

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    Mission To The Sun: The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket is seen in this long exposure photograph as it launches NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Parker Solar Probe is humanity’s first-ever mission into a part of the Sun’s atmosphere called the corona. Here it will directly explore solar processes that are key to understanding and forecasting space weather events that can impact life on Earth. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

  • MISSION TO THE SUN, debuting Nov. 19 at 8/7c, goes behind the scenes as NASA preps for the launch of the Parker Probe, a historic quest to explore the last great frontier of our solar system — the sun. The special will feature new NASA footage, interviews, and animations to further capture this groundbreaking mission, and a behind-the-scenes look at the exclusive team of NASA scientists who have made this skillfully planned endeavor a reality.
  • A brand-new season of EXPLORER programming will launch Nov. 12 at 10/9c, with a special Starstruck episode featuring space lemurs, flat-earthers and real space cowboys, premiering Dec. 10.
  • Following a wildly successful run in 2014 as the most-watched series ever on National Geographic Channels internationally — seen by more than 135 million people worldwide on National Geographic and FOX — the highly anticipated Emmy award-winning worldwide phenomenon COSMOS returns this spring with COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famed pop-culture icon, astrophysicist and host of the Emmy-nominated StarTalk, returns as host of COSMOS.
  • A special week of Apollo programming in July shines a light on the grit and glory of the Apollo missions and a look at the new era of space travel and exploration.

LATEST SPACE NEWS, SKY WATCH GUIDES, AND STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHY:

  • Up-to-the-date reporting from National Geographic’s prize-winning editorial team on the Starstruck news page, including live news coverage of the NASA InSight Mars landing (Nov. 26) and the NASA Kuiper Belt flyby (set for Jan. 1, 2019), the latest insights on the upcoming blood moon eclipse, and more
  • Exciting National Geographic magazine space content, debuting in various issues over the next year, including an essay from November guest contributor Bill Nye on space sailing, and future features celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing
  • Monthly sky-watching guides, best space pictures of the month and a spacecraft love letter series (featuring first-person essays written by journalists, scientists, educators and enthusiasts who have a personal connection with the space probe), starting this month on the Starstruck portal.

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