Friday, May 23, 2008

Glass + Wine + Chalk = The Perfect Party Wine Glass

With the party season starting to heat up these Chalk Note Stemless Wine Glass ($3.00 each, available at Pier 1) are perfect for two reason: 1) it can be used as a ice breaker game (just place small containers of chalk around the party) and 2) as a way for guests to keep track of their drinks by writing their names on their glasses.

Glasses are dishwasher safe.

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Memorial Day Party for the Grand Opening of the Lava Lounge at Trader Vic's Las Vegas

The Grand Opening of the Lava Lounge at Trader Vic's in Las Vegas on Memorial Day. Celebrate the opening with the most unique drink specials and hottest music around. Trader Vic's also has a downstairs club and outdoor patio with each area rockin it's own DJ and restaurant that has some of the best food in Las Vegas. Don't Miss The Party!

Monday, May 26, 2008 @ 10:00pm
To RSVP contact 702-405-4700

3663 Las Vegas BLVD South, Ste. 160 (located in the Planet Hollywood Casino)
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Age: 21 and order

Cover: No Cover Charge!

Dress Code: No Torn Jeans, No Sandals or Slippers.

For More Information
Contact Trader Vic's Las Vegas:
Tel: 702-405-4700
For general inquiries: or visit the Official Website

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Style and Focus News Bites

** Actor Hill Harper's (CSI: New York) second book "Letters to a Young Sister: DeFINE Your Destiny" (list price: $22.50) will be available in June. The book includes contributions from Angela Basset, Michelle Obama, Tatyana Ali and Nikki Giovanni. It is the follow-up to his national best selling first book "Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny".

** 'Sex And The City' stylist to create a luxury collection for M&S. New York fashion guru Patricia Field, whose clients range from Sarah Jessica Parker to Anne Hathaway, has signed a deal to create a collection for London department store Marks & Spencer. The new range, which Patricia describes as 'Destination Style New York', aims to bring the Manhattan glamour associated with Carrie and co. to the British high street when it debuts in October. The 35-item collection includes dresses, tops, pants and accessories. (Hello magazine)

** Menu Foods, other pet food makers and retailers involved in last year's massive pet food recall will set up a $24 million cash fund to compensate pet owners, according to a proposed settlement filed Thursday in federal court. The fund is expected to compensate thousands of pet owners in the U.S. and Canada who bought recalled pet foods made by Menu and 11 others. The products had a contaminated ingredient from China that sickened dogs and cats. (USA Today)

** Jackie Chan plans to make a film highlighting the plight of victims of last week's earthquake in China – where the death toll is closing in on the 60,000-person mark and more than 5 million people have been left homeless. He returned to his home country as soon as he heard about the 7.9-magnitude quake and also plans to raise money through benefits for the victims. (People magazine)

** Seattle South Lake Union streetcar appears to be slowing down despite what Mayor Greg Nickels, says the line is exceeding expectations. Ridership is almost exactly where the city predicted it would be the first year — about 1,000 average daily trips, based on logs by streetcar drivers. It breaks down to eight riders per one-way trip.

Ticket sales ($1.75 adult ticket) cover 5 percent of the estimated $2.1 million annual operating cost, mainly because the overwhelming majority of riders use King County Metro Transit passes. "That is not, obviously, a stellar performance from a financial viewpoint, but it's also the first year," said Jim Jacobson, deputy general manager for Metro, which operates the city-owned streetcar line. He said ridership will grow as the neighborhood develops and more trains are added. Plus, summer tourists, new employers such as and UW Medicine, along with new condos, are predicted to help boost ridership. (Seattle Times)

** Madonna's Chanel handbag raised almost half a million dollars at a charity auction at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. A mystery buyer purchased the bag for $471,000. The event raised more than $10 million for amfAR's life-saving Aids research programs. (World Entertainment News Network)

** Actor and rapper, Bow Wow has joined the fifth season of HBO's Entourage with a recurring role as a stand-up comedian who is managed by Eric Murphy, played by actor Kevin Connolly.

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Trends in Kid's Summer Toys

The trend this summer is to get kids and teens outside and moving. With an increase in non-activity, many parents will be seeking more active toys that will encourage play and adventure that will keep them busy and happy outdoors all summer long. This season the stores have a vast inventory of active toys that are sure to get the kids away from the couch. From the traditional toys and equipment such as bikes, skateboards and baseball to the non-traditional such as inflatable bouncers and water sports, the goal is to make the summer more active.

The emphasis is on taking the activities that they love from TV, video games and the computer to the great outdoors. If they love playing soccer or basketball video games then why not introduce them to the actual sport. They will learn new skills and will be having so much fun. Nostalgia of summers gone bye is another trend that have parents and grandparents introducing outdoor sports and activities of their youth to their children such as jump rope, ping pong, and flying kites all to create fun new memories.

Just don't forget to keep the summer safe with bicycle helmets and pads. Below are some fun options:

Barbie Golf Jr Set

Mylec Delux Hockey Goal Set

Design Your Own Soccer Ball Kit

Sportcraft Garden Collection Croquet Set
$139.99 only

Jump Smart Trampoline

Barbie Skateboard

Mylec Soccer Goal Set

Spalding NBA Official Zi/O Excel Indoor/Outdoor Composite Basketball

Little Tikes Auto Pitch Batting Trainer


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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Christian Dior Resort Part 4

Model: Heloise Guerin

Model: Kori Richardson

Model: Flavia De Oliveira

Model: Georgina Stojilkovic

Model: Arlenis Pena

Model: Jessica Stam

Model: Kim Noorda

Model: Lindsay Ellingson

Model: Vlada Roslyakova

Model: Arielle Pytka

Model: Karmen Pedaru

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Make That Cappuccino for Two!

Summer doesn't have to equal paper cups why not add a little sophistication to your afternoon or evening cappuccino or espresso with Nigella Lawson's Black Cappuccino Cups ($35.00 for set of two, They make having your evening coffee a little bit more romantic while snuggling up on the patio.

The set includes: 2 ceramic cups (holds 10 ounces each) and 2 ceramic saucers (6.5 inches each). The saucers are long leaving room for a cookie, brownie or biscotti. They're sleek and dishwasher safe making them a great gift for yourself or for a friend.

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Jordin Sparks Shows off Summer Fashion Trends

Singer and teen idol, Jordin Sparks models the summer trend of bright colors and prints. Summer is a great time to show off the youthful shades of pinks, yellows, oranges and more. They give you an appearance of being happy and light-hearted.

Additional pictures in the June issue of Essence Magazine.

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Thursday Luxury Sale by Gilt Groupe with Randi Rahm, Cynthia Steffe and J Linderberg

Today only at Noon (12pm EST), Gilt Groupe is having a huge luxury sale for Randi Rahm, Cynthia Steffe and J Linderberg (for the guys). It's the perfect time to check off your must buy list of summer fashion with designer pieces at an amazing price.

Gilt Groupe is a private online community, which is dedicated to providing its members with access to coveted fashion and luxury lifestyle brands at sample sale prices. For the special VIP link to register and to start shopping click here:

* Randi Rahm

Randi Rahm, a favorite of Mariah Carey, is known for her luxurious fabric patterns and her intricate embroidery. As her clients are in creative fields, such as music and the performing arts, they like to express themselves through the clothes they wear. Rahm’s trademark hand-beaded and bejeweled gowns have graced the pages of major magazines and illuminated Red Carpets worldwide.

* Cynthia Steffe

Cynthia Steffe has many celebrity fans, including Jessica Simpson and Kristin Davis, who find her designs innovative and youthful spirited. The Cynthia Steffe winning formula combines an airy femininity with easy sophistication creating a collection of pieces that are traditionally sweet, feminine day-to-work pieces.

* J Linderberg

The J Lindeberg collection fuses hot rock-and-roll looks with traditional preppy chic and the success and popularity of his brand earned Lindeberg the title of the Most Influential Fashion Designer in Sweden. His collections provide high-quality basics, with a large selection of suits and button-down shirts as well as a few well-tailored, must-have pieces. His designs have been featured in Details, Men’s Vogue and GQ to name a few.

Don't Miss the Sale!!!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Christian Dior Resort Part 3

Model: Mia Rosiing

Model: Morgane Dubled

Model: Tanya Dziahileva

Model: Milana Keller

Model: Olga Sherer

Model: Martha Streck

Model: Angelika Kocheva

Model: Marina Peres

Model: Danijela Dimitrovska

Model: Eniko Mihalik

Model: Rachel Clark

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tone and Tighten with Weekend Workouts in the Hamptons

Just in time for those jetting off early to the Hamptons for a little R & R, Women's Health Magazine is offering up spectacular weekend workouts this June in the Hamptons for those looking to get in shape and relax.



-- Free Workout Classes Every Weekend With Some of the Most In-Demand Yogis, Pilates Gurus, and Personal Training Pros in the World --

Women’s Health magazine opens its first-ever WH Studio in Southampton, NY for the weekends in June to help beachgoers tone and tighten just as the season is kicking into high gear by bringing elite instructors from all over the U.S. So take a class, replenish with some energy-boosting edibles and load up on summer style essentials at the WH Studio.
The line-up of world-class fitness instructors includes:

* Women’s Health Contributing Editor and DVD personality, Amy Dixon, is flying in from LA to help those summering in the Hamptons work their arms, booty, core and just about everything else. Dixon has trained such celebrities as Amy Smart, Jody Foster, and "Dancing with the Stars'" host Samantha Harris.

* Renowned in Asia for its superior programming and excellent teachers, Pure Yoga will host a weekend of classes. From Ashtanga to Vinyasa, Core Flow and more, visitors can experience yoga in its purest state.

* LA-based Zobha Circle of Grace member, Ashley Turner seeks to foster the grace that lives within us all. The acclaimed yoga/meditation instructor will do just that with classes to transform the body, mind, and spirit.

* Pilates powerhouse Brooke Siler is owner of the ever-popular re:AB® Pilates Studio in NYC and a best-selling author. She’ll guide classes designed to improve flexibility, strength, posture, and balance.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June
Starting on Friday, June 6

Amy DixonJune 6-8th
Pure YogaJune 13-15th
Ashley TurnerJune 20-22nd
Brooke SilerJune 27-29th

A full class schedule is available at

*Class sizes are limited, so call 1-800-305-4618 to reserve your spot.


5 Windmill Lane
(at Hill Street)
Southampton, NY 11968

Women’s Health Magazine
presents the WH Studio along with sponsors: Luna, MBT, and Zobha.

For more information regarding the WH Studio please log on to:


Women's Health Magazine

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