On Thursday, April 3rd at Guastavino’s, Montblanc celebrated 90 years of their Meisterstück, the timeless fountain pen, at an intimate reception and dinner with Jérôme Lambert, Chief Executive Officer of Montblanc International. Guests including Edward Norton, Rosario Dawson, Penn Badgely, Olivia Palermo, Johannes Huebl, Chanel Iman, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Alex Wek, Madalina Ghenea and Stephen Baldwin were invited to discover the new Meisterstück 90th Anniversary Collection, featuring four new writing instruments. Continue reading
The independent authority on luxurious living, bestofluxury.com, has announced the 10 best North American resorts for March 2014.
(PRWEB) March 27, 2014
The 10 best North American hotels have been named by bestofluxury.com for the month of March 2014. Each month the independent evaluation team spends time identifying and reporting the best affluent living hotels around the world to assist businesses in selecting the best North American hotel to meet their specific needs. The first goal of bestofluxury.com is to assist customers of affluent living hotels in hunting for impressive hotels based on established standards created by researchers and industry analysts. The resulting standards are used to establish which resorts produce the best experience for customers with updates on a monthly basis.
To most adequately help purchasers of luxurious living hotels the independent research team at bestofluxury.com performs a veracious evaluation of experienced and prominent North American resorts. The evaluation involves the use of a set of evaluation criteria consisting of five criteria of evaluation to benchmark and compare contesting North American resorts based on their core competencies. The five areas of evaluation include transportation, community, safety, climate, and appeal.
To view the ratings of the top North American resortsclick here.
bestofluxury.com is a purveyor of luxurious living ratings. The leading ambition of bestofluxury.com is to decide and publish those individuals or resorts supplying best luxurious living resorts available. North American resorts are put through a veracious analysis to ensure the ratings contain the absolute best resorts the luxurious living industry has to offer.
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Vanity Fair and Leon Max, along with Taschen Books’s Benedikt Taschen, hosted a party last night in honor of Annie Leibovitz’s new limited-edition, SUMO-size Taschen book, Annie Leibovitz. Held at the Chateau Marmont, the event benefited the nonprofit organization Donors Choose. Guests enjoyed Grey Goose cocktails throughout the night, while listening to the tunes of D.J. Ms. Nix.
Victor called the drug ‘the Mighty Modafinil, King of the focus drugs’ and wrote that he recommends Modafinil over another drug taken by some (especially students) for focus: Adderall. Adderall is considered an amphetamine and can be highly addictive.
Victor Pride claims that Modafinil is safe and non-addictive as he quit using it for a period of 8 months and ‘didn’t really even think about it’. It should be noted, he did go back to it and is currently using the ultra focus brain drug Modafinil.
He said that it can be very hard to find Modafinil through usual sources, so Victor Pride recommends buying Modafinil (Provigil) from SuperDrugSaver. If you know of a better place to online to buy drugs like Adderall and Modafinil, please let us know.
According to Wikipedia: Modafinil is a wakefulness-promoting drug (eugeroic) that is approved by the United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder and excessive daytime sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep apnea. In English-speaking countries it is sold under the brand names: Alertec (CA), Modavigil (AU, NZ), Provigil (IE, ZA, UK, US).
This is a fun little video where I blended up a fresh avocado seed (aka avocado pit) – just to see what would happen. I’ve actually added the seed of an avocado to my whole vegetable juices before, so I knew it would blend, but had never before tried an avocado seed by itself. As you can see in the video, it did blend.
In a future video, I will try a dried avocado seed (which I anticipate will blend up even easier) and I’ll be sure to post about the many benefits of eating avocado seeds – and how to prepare them.
If you have other suggestions of things I should blend up in the Blendtec Total Blender – please leave a comments and I’ll see what I can do. If you want to send me something to blend, send me an email JC(at)BellevueBusinessJournal.com and I will forward you my mailing address.
Red Is the Color of the Season, and You Can Wear It Again and Again!
Christmas is fast approaching, and stores across the nation are gearing up to promote the very latest in holiday fashions and trends. Christmas is the perfect time of year to buy a red dress: red is the color of the festive season, and will look perfect teamed with a Santa Claus hat and a little sparkle for all of your holiday parties. Looking for a reason to spend a little more on that perfect red dress you’ve got your eye on? Then here is the perfect excuse:
Wear Your Christmas Dress Again For National Wear Red Day
Once you’ve found your dream red dress you can wear it again to show your support for heart disease sufferers on National Wear Red Day, an event organized by National charity The Heart Truth. National Wear Red Day is on the first Friday of February every year, giving you plenty of time to get your gown dry cleaned in the New Year. In 2014 it will fall on February 4, just ten days before Valentine’s Day, which is another great opportunity to take that red frock out for a spin. The aim of the day is to raise awareness about the risk of heart disease for women. Did you know that in the United States heart disease is the number one killer of women, and yet many of these deaths are entirely preventable? According to Kwikmed, some of the main causes of heart disease are regularly eating an unhealthy diet, not taking regular exercise, being overweight and smoking: all problems that sadly affect women leading sedentary lifestyles across the country right now. By wearing red you will not only be promoting this worthy cause you will also be showing off your fashion credentials: red is bang on trend, and was one of the hottest colors on the runways at the last Mercedes Benz New York Fashion week.
Designers Showcasing Red Dresses
Several designers showcased fiery red as a red hot trend for fall/winter 2013. Vivienne Westwood channeled red in her trademark punk style by working with red leather and bold red tartans. Donnatella Versace went for a similar anarchic punk theme for her unforgettable collection, and red was a strong color feature in the Versace haute couture shows. Ralph Lauren and Diane Von Furstenberg sent a more sleek and streamlined woman in red down their runways, focusing on clean lines and coordinating accessories. The shades of red varied wildly, although vibrant pillar box red was a popular recurrent theme.
If you’re looking to invest in a red dress of your own remember to pick a shade that will complement your skin tone best, rather than just following trends and picking the most fashionable shade, which might not necessarily suit you. If you have fair skin and fair hair then look for reds with blue undercurrents which will compliment your complexion and not add any extra redness to your complexion. If you have darker hair and a warmer complexion then you can sport spicier reds with more orangey undertones. These shades are also particularly flattering to darker skin. Why not add a pop of vibrant red lipstick for the ultimate in color coordination? When you wear a bold red look like this you can guarantee that you’ll have all eyes on you.
Hot Color, High Fashion
Every February, during New York Fashion Week, the high fashion industry joins forces with The Heart Truth to organize a fashion show and display some spectacular vibrant red creations to raise money and awareness for the charity. The fashion show first launched in 2003 and has been held every year since. High profile designers such as Donna Karen, Vera Wang and Oscar de la Renta design red gowns especially for the event and celebrities clamor to both attend and walk in the show. So why not show your high fashion credentials by using this holiday season as the perfect opportunity to hit the shops and buy a fabulous red dress? With so many celebrities doing just that you’ll be in good company. And if you find the perfect dress you can buy it safe in the knowledge that you’ll be able to wear it again and again!
Multimedia action sports brand Teton Gravity Research (TGR) will premiere its feature-length ski film, Way of Life, October 3, 2013 at 6:30pm (all ages, doors open at 5:30) and 9:30pm (21+, doors open at 8:30pm) at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle
TGR athletes Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and Todd Ligare will be in the house and each attendee will get a two-for-one lift ticket deal to Stevens Pass and a free lift ticket to Mt. Bachelor
On Saturday, October 19, 2013, a unique fall season opener will take place at Rockaway Community Park, Queens, thanks to the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL Environmental Program, with additional support from Verizon.
While every spring and fall thousands of enthusiastic, environmentally-minded New Yorkers come out in full force to volunteer with MillionTreesNYC to plant young trees in public parks, this year is unique.
What’s different this year is that for the first time ever, all 20,000 trees will be planted in one day, in one park. Superstorm Sandy did so much damage to the Rockaways that a “Super” effort was needed. Continue reading