Premier LGBTQ Jeweler Love & Pride Launches on Bloomingdales.com

Love and Pride, the premier jeweler inspired by and in support of the LGBTQ community, is pleased to announce its launch on Bloomingdales.com.

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Originally launched in 2005, Love and Pride is a jewelry brand that ties luxury style with an ethos of unity, love, and respect. Love and Pride is the first of its kind: a premium designer online shopping destination for people who believe in equality, diversity, and tolerance. Founder Udi Behr designs intricate accessories and fine jewelry made with precious metals and gemstones. The jewelry collections include engagement, commitment, wedding and anniversary rings, necklaces, pendants, earrings, watches, and other accessories for women and men. Sometimes romantic, sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical. Styles available on Bloomingdales.com include rings crafted in 14k white, yellow and rose gold, many of which are complete with glittering diamond insignias.

The first LGBTQ jewelry line to be sold at a major department store, the occasion marks a milestone for Behr. “Throughout my long journey building a brand that stands for equality and supports the LGBTQ community, I have had moments of triumph and moments of great challenge,” he says. “Getting Love and Pride into amainstream retailer has been on my list from the moment we embarkedon this journey in 2005. Having my collection in Bloomingdale’s is a triumph for all; for me personally, for Bloomingdale’s as a brand and for the LGBTQ community.”

Despite its only recent entrance into the mainstream market, Love and Pride have long been celebrated for its dedication to supporting the LGBTQ community. Honored with some of the most highly-esteemed industry awards, the brand’s accolades include the Marriage Equality USAAward; Matthew Shepard Foundation Essential Piece Award; and JCKDesigner of the Year Award.

A former paratrooper turned award-winning jewelry designer, Udi Behr is a native of Israel who lived through three wars determined to create things of beauty and promote peace. After learning his trade in theTel Aviv diamond industry, Udi’s fame as an original designer took off upon his arrival in New York City in 1983.

Udi has won acclaim everywhere from The New York Times to People Magazine for his iconic love and pride jewelry, including Designer of the Year honors from Luxury Magazine and the Matthew Shepard Foundation’s Essential Piece Award, recognizing his continued support for the LGBT community in the workplace and beyond. His jewelry collections have been showcased in leading retail stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Fortunoff’s and Macy’s, and worn by celebrities including EltonJohn, Ringo Starr, Jay Leno, Paula Abdul, Ludacris, Pam Grier, Gwen Stefani, Cyndi Lauper, Sharon Stone, and Paris Hilton.

Love and Pride also featured collections for television series “The L Word,” “Queer as Folk,” “Dexter,” “True Blood” and “Star Trek.

Shop Love and Pride now on Bloomingdales.com.

Williams Sonoma is Teaming Up with Bravo’s Top Chef to Celebrate the Launch of the New Season

Williams Sonoma Launches Partnership With Emmy Award-Winning Series, Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’

WilliamsSonoma, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands, announced a partnership with Bravo Media’s Emmy and James Beard award-winning “Top Chef” which includes a series of branded in-store events around the premiere. This season, the winner of the coveted title of “Top Chef” will also receive a Williams Sonoma prize package and a spot on the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage at the 2019 BottleRock Music Festival in Napa Valley. Additionally, through their Watch n’ WinSweepstakes viewers can enter to win a trip to the 2019 BottleRockMusic & Food Festival in Napa Valley and meet the winner of “Top Chef” this spring. Viewers can enter by tweeting the secret hashtag that will be revealed during the Top Chef” season 16 premiere on Thursday, December 6 at 9pm ET/PT.

To celebrate their partnership and launch of the new season on Thursday, December 6thWilliamsSonoma will host “Top Chef” Holiday Entertaining Cooking Classes at stores nationwide where customers can sample recipes from some of the series’ most beloved cheftestants. Attendees of the event inNew York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Philadelphia will be able to learn directly from the show’s popular past cheftestants.

A full list of events is included below:

Bravo’s“Top Chef” Holiday Entertaining Cooking Class at Williams Sonoma

Thursday,December 6th from 6:30-8 pm, All Williams Sonoma Stores

The holidays are right around the corner and to celebrate Willims Sonoma is teaming up with their friends at Bravo’s Top Chef for the ultimate holiday entertaining Event who will share tips and tricks from the experts and learn to make a few of their favorite small bites for Holiday parties that are perfect for a crowd.

The Top Chef Cooking Class is slated to be hosted by notable alums in the following markets:

(Left to right): BEVERLY HILLS with Chef Joe Sasto, NEW YORK CITY with Chef Grayson Schmitz and KING OF PRUSSIA with Chef Jenn Carroll.

New York City – Chef Grayson Schmitz

RSVP: http://topchef-williamssonoma-newyork.eventbrite.com

Atlanta (Ponce City Market) – Chef Kevin Gillespie

RSVP: http://topchef-williamssonoma-atlanta.eventbrite.com

BeverlyHills – Chef Joe Sasto

RSVP:http://topchef-williamssonoma-losangeles.eventbrite.com

(Left to Right): DALLAS with Chef Tiffany Derry; ATLANTA with Chef Kevin Gillespie

Dallas (North Park) – Chef Tiffany Derry

RSVP: http://topchef-williamssonoma-dallas.eventbrite.com

Philadelphia (King of Prussia) – Chef Jenn Carroll

RSVP: http://topchef-williamssonoma-philadelphia.eventbrite.com

Additional Top Chef events will take place on the first Thursday of the month through March 2019. For more information about Williams Sonoma’s partnership with Top Chef please visit: www.williams-sonoma.com/topchef

Mark Your Calendars: Best Buy Unveils 20 Days of Doorbusters

Between Saturday, Dec. 1 and Thursday, Dec. 20, one of 20 secret doorbusters will be revealed each day on favorite brands like Apple, Samsung, Dyson, and Microsoft

Each doorbuster is guaranteed to be the lowest price of the season, so customers don’t need to worry about missing out on a better deal

Let the countdown begin. Starting this past Saturday, shoppers won’t need to worry about finding the best deal as Best Buy kicks off 20Days of Doorbusters. Twenty secret doorbusters will be revealed – one each day – on this year’s must-have holiday tech, including everything from laptops and 4K TVs to smartphones and video game consoles. Each doorbuster is guaranteed to be the lowest price of the season.

Buts hoppers need to act fast – each doorbuster is only available on the day it’s revealed.

And for the first time, customers can sign up on BestBuy.com to receive a text when a doorbuster they want is revealed*. Today, Best Buy unveiled the 20 Days of Doorbusters countdown calendar, which includes a shadow and category of each doorbuster but the product and sale price are a secret. They can select which days they’reinterested in and receive a text message that day with the specific product, sale price, and link to the deal on BestBuy.com.

20 Days of Doorbusters at Best Buy

The first doorbuster, savings on a MacBook Pro, was revealed on Saturday, Dec. 1. Each day will include other one-day-only deals on hot tech, in addition to the daily doorbuster, so customers should check back regularly on BestBuy.com or theBest Buy app. Almost all of the deals will be available both in stores and on BestBuy.com.

Get Orders Fast

Now through Dec. 25, BestBuy.com shoppers can take advantage of free shipping on everything, no minimum purchase required. To receive orders faster, same-day delivery is available in 40 U.S. markets for a fee. Store pickup continues to be a free, fast, secure and convenient option for people who want to buy online and pick up their purchase at a nearby BestBuy store.

*Texts are automated and consent is optional, not a condition of purchase. Message and data rates may apply. Get a message for each day you select. Terms and Privacy Policy at www.bestbuy.com/mobilefaqs apply. For help, text HELP to 22891. To opt out, text STOP to 22891. If you opt-in again after replying STOP to 22891, you’ll receive the new days you select plus the days you selected in previous opt-ins.