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Celebrity Cruises Presents A Taste of Film

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Celebrity Cruises Presents A Taste of Film

Celebrity Cruises A Taste of Film

CELEBRITY CRUISES CELEBRATES ITS LATEST ONBOARD DINING AND MOVIE EXPERIENCE WITH ‘A TASTE OF FILM’ CULTURAL-CULINARY EXPERIENCE AT THE RECENT NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL

The historic Port Theater was the sumptuous backdrop to an afternoon of perfectly paired film and food prepared by Award-Winning Chef Pascal Olhats. Once again, Celebrity Cruises breaks new ground by bringing its latest onboard experience to land. The modern cruise brand’s new “A Taste of Film” launched with a special “sailing” at the recent Newport Beach Film Festival held April 21-28, 2016.

Celebrity Cruises Taste of Film

Rooftop Terrace for Taste of Fim

Now, guests onboard Celebrity’s ships can experience a multi-sensory journey in the ships new Rooftop Terrace where passengers enjoy a specific cultural, culinary or destination-based film, while dining on exquisite cuisine that brings the movie’s scenes to life through guests’ taste buds. Onboard, the specially crafted, multi-course tasting menu for “A Taste of Film” is designed by Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Gallagher, Associate Vice President, Food and Beverage Operations, Celebrity Cruises.

To celebrate this exciting culinary and film addition to Celebrity’s top ships, Celebrity Cruises hosted a screening of “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” a film that tells the story of a feud between two adjacent restaurants in a French town: one operated by a recently relocated Indian family and the other a Michelin-starred French restaurant. To enhance the film viewing experience and to simulate what passengers will be enjoying onboard, guests savored eight courses prepared by award-winning Chef Pascal Olhats, Chef/Owner Pascal Restaurant, Café Jardine and Pascal Catering. The menu, which guests will enjoy throughout the film, is inspired by the acclaimed film’s French and Indian cuisines. Each course was perfectly paired with fine wines from Jackson Family Wines.

“A Taste of Film activates all the senses to create a fully immersive and transportive experience,” said Scott Clifton, Director of Sales, Western Region. “We launched with ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ because it emphasizes – through both story and visuals – the power of food to bring people together, and to evoke memories.”

Among the menu items delightfully prepared by Chef Pascal Olhats:

Course #1: Warm lobster bisque with uni and spices served when the Kadam family’s restaurant in India burned down and the mother Haddam dies.
Scene Details: As a child, Hassan Kadam regularly goes to market to buy uni for his parents’ restaurant and his mom taught him how to cook and to appreciate uni in the broth she would make.

Course #2: Pate and cheese on artisan bread
Scene Details: When the Kadam family moves to London, then to France where their van breaks down, a young French woman (a sous chef named Margaurite) rescues them and serves them cheese and pate, bread and vegetables from her garden. The family soon opens an Indian restaurant called Maison Mumbai across the street and 100 feet from a 1 Michelin star French restaurant run by Helen Mirren (Madam Mallory) called Le Saule Pleureur. There are continuous fights between the Kadam dad and Madam as cultures and cuisines clash.

Course #3: Curried marsala chicken with naan bread
Scene Details: Hassan’s father gives him his deceased mother’s prized spice rack. His dad says “food is memories.”

Course #4: Barbecue sweet corn with béchamel
Scene Details: Hassan masters the 5 sauces basic to any classic French cooking (bechamel, veloute, tomat, espagnole, mayonnaise). Margaurite explans that Madam interviews potential chefs by having them make an omelette for her.

Course #5: Baked breast of quail with truffle sauce and fine herb omelette
Scene Details: Hassan is offered a 6 month apprenticeship at Madam’s restaurant after he makes her a baked breast of quail dish like what she serves in the restaurant (which she pretends to hate). During the competition between the 2 restaurants, the head chef at Madam’s restaurant sets Maison Mumbai on fire and Haddam’s hands get burned. He can’t use them, but asks Madam if he can make an omelette for her with her help. So she does, following his instructions to add Indian spices; she loves it.

Course #6: Mushroom veloute with coriander and boeuf bourguignon with special spices
Scene Details: Le Saule Pleureur gets its 2nd Michelin star and Hassan masters boeuf bourguignon

Course #7: Special plate with Indian delights (garbanzo beans, Indian puff pastry)
Scene Details: Served after Hassan moves to Paris and is one of the hottest chefs on the scene but one night eats Indian food with a fellow restaurant employee and gets homesick

Course #8: Chocolate truffle and fruit tartelette
Scene Details: Everyone lived happily ever after!

Celebrity Cruises

A Taste of Film is available onboard Celebrity Infinity and Celebrity Summit and will arrive onboard Celebrity Millennium in May 2016, when the ship emerges from a brief refresh drydock. Along with the new Rooftop Terrace, complete with its large screen, lounges, cabanas, soundscape and decorative lighting, additional drydock enhancements include a significant refresh of the ships’ Penthouse and Royal Suites, and the conversion of both the Normandie and The Olympic specialty restaurants to one of Celebrity’s signature dining venues, Tuscan Grille, which will offer a new, modern experience.

About Celebrity Cruises:
Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all created to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time. Celebrity Cruises’ 10 ships offer modern luxury vacations visiting all seven continents. Celebrity also presents immersive cruisetour experiences in Alaska and Canada. Celebrity is one of six cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL). For more information, dial 1-800-437-3111, or call your travel agent. Visit: CelebrityCruises.com


The Longines Masters of Los Angeles 2015 Arrives October 1

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Longines Los Angeles Masters 2015 Arrives October 1

Longines LA Masters

The finest in horse Show Jumping arrives in Los Angeles this Fall. Presented by the prestigious Longines, The Longines Masters of Los Angeles Grand Slam Indoor event takes place October 1-4, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

[caption id="attachment_14769" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Barons de Rothschild Trophy Barons de Rothschild Trophy

Established in three of the most important cities of the world — Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Paris — this unique show jumping circuit is internationally renowned and brings together Olympic-level sport, entertainment, lifestyle and glamour. The best Show Jumping horses and riders in the world compete during four days for a total prize money of $1,000,000 to be awarded during each stage of the Masters.

Masters Grand Slam Trophy

Now recognized by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the Longines Masters are a series that propose a unique challenge within the international indoor circuit: the Masters Grand Slam. With consecutive wins in all three international cities – the Longines Grand Prix of Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and Paris – the winner will receive an additional prize of 1 million Euros. The winner with two consecutive victories will be awarded a bonus of 500,000 Euros, and a third prize will be awarded with 250,000 Euros to the winner with two non-consecutive victories in two of the three cities. Los Angeles, added to the circuit in 2014, is the second of the three competitions in the series. The first was The Longines Masters of Hong Kong which took place in February of this year.

Longines Masters Los Angeles Red Carpet

Longines Masters Los Angeles Red Carpet

Broadcast to over 550 million viewers in over 120 countries, The Longines Masters Grand Slam Indoor event entices growing audiences each year, is well loved and attended by celebrities and financial icons, and receives widespread media attention internationally. Events in each of the respective competition cities garner nearly 50,000 visitors locally and from all over the world.

Steffi Graf, Longines VP Charles Villoz, Jennifer Judkins, Andre Agassi

Steffi Graf, Longines VP Charles Villoz, Jennifer Judkins, Andre Agassi

Show Jumping

Elaine French, Jennifer Gates, Melinda Gates at Longines Masters LA

Elaine French, Jennifer Gates, Melinda Gates at Longines Masters LA

Four days of high-level competitions and show-stopping performances, The Longines Masters of Los Angeles sets the stage for some of the finest competition and entertainment in the world. Featuring the world’s best horse-rider combinations of the FEI Longines rankings, signature equestrian events take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the Opening Gala welcome event on Thursday, October 1.

Justin Resnik competing in the LA Masters 2014

Justin Resnik

Friday is dedicated to speed, with the Longines Speed Challenge, known as the fastest event in the world. Created in 2010 by EEM, this competition is a demonstration of speed, agility, power and precision. Faults are less penalizing than in other competitions, allowing the riders to reach the best results by being the fastest — an incredible competition against the clock and a crowd engaging show.

Alison Sweeney at Longines Masters LA

Alison Sweeney at Longines Masters LA

Saturday unfolds under the sign of glamour, entertainment and generosity with the Gucci Gold Cup and the Pro-Am Style & Competition for Charity, a costumed competition for the benefit of charity organizations.

Jane Richard Philips competing in the Masters LA Charity Pro Am

Jane Richard Philips competing in the Masters LA Charity Pro Am

Sunday is time for the best of the sport with the Longines Grand Prix, an Olympic-level event with a course at 1,60m.

West Palm Events Trophy

West Palm Events Trophy

Alongside these events, the main ring of the Masters also hosts the best junior riders, amateur and professional, with the Prestige Trophy and the Invitational Trophy, where the rising stars of the sport rub shoulders with the current elite riders.
Celebrity Red Carpet at Longines Masters LA

JUST ADDED!

Event organizers, Les Ecuries d’Ecaussinnes (EEM and translated, The Stables of Ecaussinnes), are excited to announce the addition of the Steffen Peters Dressage Demonstration as part of the The Longines Masters of Los Angeles program in October. Spectators can enjoy Steffen Peters Dressage Demonstrations on Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd. He will be explaining the sport, approach, and movements of dressage followed by a Kur Grand Prix Freestyle live demonstration to give guests a sense of dressage competition.
Opening Gala Longines Masters 2014

Opening Gala showcase

CONFIRMED!

One of the greatest riders of all time, Great Britain’s John Whitaker, just celebrated his 60th birthday and has been confirmed as a competitor in the American leg of this three continent competition. Whitaker returned to victory this past February at the Longines Masters of Hong Kong which is the first competition leg of the three in the Masters Grand Slam. Whitaker clinched a 5-star Longines Grand Prix win with his horse, Argento, whom he has trained himself since he was young.

TOP COMPETITORS

Scott Brash, UK, Ranked #1

Scott Brash, UK, Ranked #1

Also among the leading competitors at The Longines Masters of Los Angeles are the top three ranked riders in the world: Number one ranked, Scott Brash of the United Kingdom (pictured above), Number two, Daniel Deusser from Germany,

Daniel Deusser, Germany

Daniel Deusser, Germany, ranked #2

and third ranked Kent Farrington of the USA. A Chicago native, Kent is a member of Team USA and recently won a Bronze medal in the World Equestrian Games.

Kent Farrington, USA

Kent Farrington, USA, ranked #3

KIDS CORNER!

In addition to the competition, spectators and guests can dine on refined cuisine from two Michelin-star chef Yves Mattagne and enjoy live music in the exquisite lounge; additionally, they can explore the Prestige Village with its Kids Corner and shops from exclusive international partner brands.

STAR-STUDDED EVENT

Among the celebrities attending last years inaugural Longines Masters of Los Angeles:
Bo Derek

Bo Derek

Bo Derek

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa at Longines Masters LA

Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa

Anjelica Huston

Anjelica Huston and Danny Huston

Anjelica Huston and Danny Huston

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

The Longines Masters of Los Angeles Grand Slam 2015
Longines Masters Grand Slam Indoor 2015 LA
Opening Gala, Thursday, October 1
Competitions and events, Friday, October 2, Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4

Longines

TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
For complete details and event tickets, visit MastersGrandSlam.com => MastersGrandSlam.com

A little horse love

The Longines Masters schedule:
* Longines Masters of Los Angeles October 1 to 4, 2015
* Longines Masters of Paris December 3 to 6, 2015
* Longines Masters of Hong Kong February 19 to 21, 2016 (which kicks off the 2016 season)

Photos courtesy of The Longines Masters website


Capri, Italy Comes to Warwick Los Angeles

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Capri, Italy Comes to Warwick Los Angeles
Warwick LA

Warwick, the chic after-bar and night club in Hollywood celebrates its Summer re-design by bringing the beautiful and playful island of Capri to Los Angeles. The Italian-inspired décor and cocktail menu debuted at the beginning of the Summer season and will continue til Fall.
Welcome to Warwick

Seen at the Summer launch event were LA fashionistas, top LA media such as KTTV FOX 11’s Susan Hirasuna and the quintessential Summer Diva herself, Donna Summer. Guests enjoyed small bites such as Raspberry Tarts, Petit Chocolate Eclairs, and an Ice Cream cart.

Ice cream girls at the Warwick LA

Ice cream cart and “Capri” girls at the Warwick LA

Warwick, the season-themed after dark bar and lounge transforms its décor several times a year and offers delightfully attentive service with a smile from some of LA’s most chic and savvy hostesses.

Service Capri style at the Warwick LA

Service Capri style at the Warwick LA

This Summer’s Capri theme creates an inviting, sultry Amalfi Coast vibe with shades of oceanic blue, limoncello yellow, fresh pink florals so luscious one is easily transported to the romantic, luxury destination. Patterned canopies, true-to-life lemon trees, twinkle lights and delicate swaying lanterns surround the lower level which boasts two enchanting fireplaces and spacious, comfy seating where guests can enjoy bottle service of some of the finest wines, champagnes, and spirits or sip on refreshing craft cocktails made in the spirit of Capri.

Warwick Summer 2015 Capri

Fresh menu additions include the Cocchi Sangria made with Cocchi Americano, strawberry, vanilla, lemon, and soda; Raspberry Poloma with tequila, raspberry, grapefruit, lime, vanilla sea salt, soda, and agave; and Limoncello Slushy to lighten the palate with Capri’s staple liqueur.
the bar at the Warwick

Upstairs, the loft-type room has been transformed into the Rose’ Room. Ensconced in flirty shades of pink amongst the pearl white walls and décor, the Rose’ Room is accented with alluring fresh roses and serves everything rose’. From prosecco to champagne, the Rose’ Room has sumptuous wines and bubbly including Dom Perignon Rose’.
The Rose Room at the Warwick LA

Since its opening in 2013, Warwick has become an ever-evolving gathering place for Los Angeles nightlife. Its seasonal, thematic redesigns are crafted to keep guests on their toes and transport them to different cultural experiences around the world. Past incarnations at Warwick include a playful nautical motif in Spring 2014 and a nod to 1940s Hollywood through Film Noir in Fall 2014. With this summer’s total remodel, guests can expect to be swept away to Southern Italy where they will experience the flirtatious lure of a bright and whimsical Summer hideaway.

the Warwick LA

Warwick
6507 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
warwickla.com323.460.6667
Open Wednesdays through Saturday, 9pm to 2am
Reservations, email reservations@warwickla.com or call (323) 460-6667
www.Facebook.com/WarwickLA
Twitter: @Warwick_LA
Instagram: @Warwick_LA

Capri style at the Warwick this summer


Greg Norman Golf Academy

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The Greg Norman Golf Academy is now enrolling for Summer 2015 programs.

Greg Norman Golf Academy

Here’s what you’ll learn and enjoy at Greg Norman Golf Academy:

GNCGA’s Programs:
Summer Camp Program: 
Want to improve your golf game and have fun this summer? GNCGA’s summer camp is for you! GNCGA offers weekly and multi-week training camps for boys and girls ages 8-21. Summer camp is great because it gives one the same experience as our full-time high school and post-graduate students. Summer camp begins in May!
Full Time Program: 
Focus on your education and improve your golf skills all in 10 months! The full time program starts in August and ends in May. It provides the most talented junior golfers in the U.S. and abroad with an instruction program and training environment. We partner with K12 that is the leader in online learning and also partner with Lowcountry Prep School that is an excellent academic experience.
Post-Graduate Program: 
This program was designed to prepare young players, ages 17-21, for collegiate golf and beyond. It gives one and extra year to improve their golf game in order to compete effectively on the collegiate level without losing a year of eligibility. This program starts in August and ends in May.
Adult Golf Program: 
If your chance to play professionally has passed you by, doesn’t mean you can’t be a professional here at GNCGA! We appreciate your desire to increase your enjoyment of the game! GNCGA’s adult program will include 1, 2, and 3-day golf schools and all aspects of the game will be offered.
The Greg Norman Golf Academy, register here:   http://www.gncga.com/pdf/2015%20GNCGA%20Summer%20Registration.pdf
A day at GNCGA Summer Camp, Ages 8-21:
7:30 AM Wake Up call
7:30 AM–8:30 AM Cleaning, Dressing and Breakfast
9:00 AM-9:45 AM Stretching at the gym with the fitness instructor
9:45 AM-11:45 AM Golf Instruction
11:45 AM-12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM- 5:00 PM Golf play, putting and chipping competitions
6:00 PM-7:00 PM Dinner
 Also, you can use the following information anywhere:
#attacklife and #gncga
Visit us at: www.gncga.com
 
Stay Connected With Us!
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/GNCGA
Twitter:GregNormanCGA
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11th Annual Healthy Heart Day Valentine’s Fundraiser

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11th Annual Healthy Heart Day Valentine’s Fundraiser

Sheila Kar Foundation dinner
Friday, February 13th – Celebrate Valentine’s Day in true “heart” fashion, support the 11th Annual Valentine’s Day Heart Seminar and Gala for the Sheila Kar Health Foundation.

This “Public Welcome” Heart Day event begins with Healthy Heart Seminars followed by the VIP Charity Fundraiser for Sheila Kar Health Foundation.

Kar and Prof Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Prize laureate

Kar and Prof Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Prize laureate

Celebrating this years honorees, BAREFOOT COLLEGE FOUNDER, PROF SANJAY (BUNKER) ROY and DR. LINDA BURNES BOLTON

SEMINARS
3:00pm to 5:30pm
“FREE TO THE PUBLIC” Health Education Event for the Community, Adults and Children
Sitting Yoga

The seminar’s Vital Topic is Sleep: Too much, Too little or Disturbed. Learn about normal sleep patterns in adults and children, common sleep disorders, good sleep hygiene and how to improve your sleep and rejuvenate to be at your best. Friends, Family and Children are welcome! The Q&A with the 4-expert panel includes Dr. Sheila Kar, MD, FACC: attending Cardiologist and Past Clinical Chief of Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Assistant Clinical Prof. of Medicine, U.C.L.A.; Alon Y. Avidan, MD, MPH: Prof. of Neurology, Director of U.C.L.A. Sleep Disorder Center and UCLA Neurology Clinic, David Geffen School of Medicine at U.C.L.A. Susan Rausch, MD PhD: Board Certified Sleep Medicine Specialist at Memorial Sleep Center, Yakima, WA and Gary Feldman, MD: Medical Director, Stramski Children’s Developmental Center, Miller Children’s and Woman’s Hospital Long Beach, CA
Standing Post

Coffee/tea/refreshments will be served. (Admission is Free, Hotel Valet Parking $18).
RSVP: nlevitt@ewamllc.com or (310) 930.1858

GALA COCKTAIL FASHION SHOW AND DINNER
6:00pm
$500 per person

Charity gala evening begins with a COCKTAIL HOUR FASHION SHOW featuring Temple Flower Active wear Apparel followed by a fundraising dinner with celebrity attendees. Celebrity Emcee – SNL alumni, Joe Piscopo

Celebrity attendees include: Producer Brett Ratner, Actor Billy Peterson, and Grammy winner, Omar Akram, awards and tributes, and silent auction.

Intimate Live Performance by multi-Grammy award winner and Rock and Roll and Grammy Hall of Famer Don Felder and his band.

This year’s honorees are DR. LINDA BURNES BOLTON for a lifelong commitment to caring and health as a nurse, leader and administrator and PROF. SANJAY (BUNKER) ROY, a social activist, educator and founder of world-renowned Barefoot College.

Heart Seminars and Gala Charity Fashion Show and Dinner
Friday, February 13, 2015
BEVERLY WILSHIRE FOUR SEASONS
9500 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Seminars: FREE to the Public
Gala event: $500 per person

For Gala Fashion Show and Dinner tickets: nlevitt@ewamllc.com or (310) 930.1858.

DR. SHEILA KAR and The SHEILA KAR HEALTH FOUNDATION
As a cardiologist, Sheila Kar MD (Attending Cardiologist and Past Clinical Chief Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute at Cedar-Sinai Med. Ctr.; Assistant Prof. of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine, U.C.L.A.; and President of Sheila Kar Health Foundation) has long been concerned about the gap between what we know about heart disease and what we can do to prevent it. In 2007, she founded the Sheila Kar Health Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c) (3), to improve our community’s health by promoting education on good health practices and disease prevention. The Foundation focuses its resources on: The Annual Valentine’s Day Heart and Health Protection Seminars, Scholarships and Grants, Mentoring Program, Sponsoring life-saving Therapies, and Donations of Life-saving Equipment to underserved clinics or individuals.
Visit www.skhf.net


Dana Point IlluminOcean

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Dana Point IlluminOcean

Dana Point IlluminOcean
This stunning holiday festival of lights makes its debut in Dana Point Wednesday night, November 26, 2014 and runs through January 4, 2015. Great news… it’s FREE to the public. Dana Point IlluminOcean Holiday imagination shines bright with larger-than-life sea sculptures and moving light tunnels dotting the Southern California coastline.

Dana Point IlluminOcean will electrify the Southern California shoreline with 40 nights of holiday lights. This wonderland by the sand — created and funded by The Resorts of Dana Point to become an annual winter tradition — features a brilliant spectacle of 18 oversized lighting sculptures with over 225,000 LED lights, and is free to the public for viewing nightly at sundown through January 4, 2015.
Dana Point IlluminOcean lights

As thousands gather to celebrate the season at New York’s Rockefeller Center or Chicago’s Millennium Park, Dana Point Harbor enchants and excites visitors of all ages with a vibrant exhibition for the whole family to enjoy.

As the whale watching capital of the world, and proud stewards of the coastal ecosystems which drives most of the destination’s tourism traffic, the sea-themed holiday lighting sculptures showcase the city’s devotion to ocean preservation.

From octopus and sharks, to starfish and surfers, the dazzling displays are highlighted by a towering glow-motion tree, light tunnels stretching longer than a football field and over a dozen gigantic lighting sculptures — so big visitors can walk through and inside the belly of a glowing 40-foot Blue whale!

As visitors stroll through the colorful collection of immersive attractions, every step is filled with vibrant sights and sounds while roaming street performers entertain crowds, glow merchandise shines and “Whale Eyes” 3D glasses give a must-see holographic look at this holiday spectacle.

See the lights. Explore the sights. This year and every year, only at Dana Point IlluminOcean. For additional information, visit myDanaPoint.com.

ABOUT DANA POINT, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Conveniently located in Orange County — halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles — Dana Point showcases a breathtaking collection of resort properties with an approachable elegance unique to the Southern California shoreline. Dana Point’s dramatic beauty is complemented by a distinct variety of year-round signature events, as well as boundless ocean experiences along its golden coast. Renowned as the whale watching capital of the world, Dana Point features an abundant marine life and legendary OC Dana Point Harbor that opens to an ocean of possibilities.

ABOUT DANA POINT ILLUMINOCEAN:
From November 26, 2014 through January 4, 2015, the lights come to life every night at Dana Point IlluminOcean and it is free to the public. This large-scale family holiday lighting attraction, backed by The Resorts of Dana Point with support from multiple community stakeholders, features 18 ocean-themed lighting attractions with over 225,000 LED bulbs situated along the one-mile harbor of the quintessential Southern California town of Dana Point. The oceanic holiday walking tour experience will be lit nightly at sundown, creating a festive tradition for all to enjoy for years to come.

ABOUT THE RESORTS OF DANA POINT
A collection of four luxury coastal properties—including the St. Regis Monarch Beach; The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel; Doubletree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach – Dana Point; and Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa—joined together in 2010 to form a Tourism Business Improvement District. Collectively, their objectives include the development and execution of promotional activity to increase leisure and meetings travel to the destination.


Spook-tacular Halloween in the OC

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Spook-tacular Halloween in the OC
How lucky are we that Halloween falls on a FRIDAY this year?! Stay up to the Hallo-“wee”-n hours. Sleep in on Saturday. Perhaps even keep the Halloween-weekend going with a party on Saturday like my crazy, fun neighbors do. Dressing up and going out? Hire a car to drive you around to these not-to-miss events in the OC – Orange County, that is:

Yelloween

If “Yelloween” makes no sense to you at this moment, trust me when I say when my day is done, I want to go out sipping the deliciously decadent “yellow label” Veuve Cliquot through a straw in a marble bathtub. But, you don’t have to wait until that scary day to sip this anything-but-scary champagne, Veuve Cliquot, on a Halloween sort of day. Head to Fig and Olive Newport Beach for their “Yelloween” Spook-tacular night.

In the spirit of Halloween, FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach is partnering with Veuve Clicquot on Friday, October 31 from 9:30pm – 1:00am to host an enchanted “Yelloween” party. Orange County residents are invited to Fashion Island to celebrate the spooky holiday in style with Halloween cocktails, Veuve Clicquot Champagne, special décor, and a Yelloween photo booth. The bewitching bash will be amplified with soulful house and new Downtempo music by St. Tropez‘s celebrity DJ Julien Nolan.

Guests can sit in the lounge—complete with Veuve Clicquot Champagne and a complimentary dessert plate (limited seating available)—or reserve a table in the dining room to enjoy a prix-fixe menu ($45) or à la carte options. Walk-ins are welcome to enjoy the spirited festivities, though reservations are strongly encouraged. Lounge reservations can be made by emailing: yelloween@figandolive.com. Dining reservations can be made by calling 949.877.3005;  Or, experience the…

**Costume Contest…

If Newport Beach is not your spook-tacular locale of the night OR, if you are ready for a “two-party” Halloween evening, head just a few miles south to the newly opened Tortilla Republic Laguna Beach where Executive Chef Chris Tzorin and his team are hosting the first-ever “Boo Ball” complete with spooky-yet-tasty fare:

Tortilla Republic Halloween

With ocean views and breezes from nearly every seat in the house, Tortilla Republic Laguna Beach hosts its Inaugural Boo Ball. Offering a costume contest at midnight and an “Adult trick or treat” and photo booth all night long beginning at the eerily hour of 8pm.

From 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Tortilla Republic will provide a Boo Bites menu, which includes Seared Albacore Tuna Bites with ancho Chile crusted, mango & radish slaw, avocado, and salted chili lime; Huarache de Hongos Bites with crispy corn flatbread, cremini & oyster mushrooms, roasted shallots, baby arugula, and Monterey Jack & Manchego cheese; TR Boo Sliders with three mini hamburgers featuring premium American Wagyu beef, roasted poblano, caramelized onion, chipotle aioli, watercress, and sweet potato fries with cilantro & lime zest; and Prime Tenderloin Steak Taco with fajita rub, salsa de mesa, and tequila slaw.

Whether a one-party, two-party, or group night out event, please don’t drink and drive. Call Uber, have a friend drive, hire a limo for the night, dress up and let someone else do the driving. Spooky-fun is fantastic. Anything else… not worth it. Safety first, fun second!

Fig and Olive Newport Beach
151 Newport Center Drive
Fashion Island
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 877-3005

Tortilla Republic Laguna Beach
480 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 393-4888


5th Anniversary Party of The Bikini Lifestyles Show

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Purse Baby presents The 5th Anniversary Party of The Bikini Lifestyles Show on Talk Radio 790 KABC benefitting the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women’s Cancer Research

The Bikini Lifestyles Show with Susan Irby The Bikini Chef  790 KABC Talk Radio

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
9pm to 11pm

at Nic’s Beverly Hills
453 N Cañon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 550-5707

We invite you to celebrate on the Red Carpet and help raise funds for women’s cancer research

Enjoy a night at Nic’s Beverly Hills:
*Bikini and Martini* food and cocktail specials
*Sneak Preview – new TV show, “Wine, Dine and Workout”
*Celebrity appearances
*Introducing The Bikini Chef Diet Plan
*Introducing Skinny Cuisine by Artisan Bistro Pro tastings
*Surfing “bikini” tunes
Donations will be accepted at the door. Each donation will place you in the drawing for one of many Marika Yoga Sets, Purse Baby products, and Skinny Cuisine fresh frozen meal packs delivered to your door!

The event is FREE but donations are encouraged and will be accepted for the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women’s Cancer Research. The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Make a difference in the Fight Against Women’s Cancers! And, celebrate 5 years of The Bikini Lifestyles Show on Talk Radio 790 KABC.

Our team (Melons and Moobs) will be participating in the Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women on May 10th in Los Angeles, CA. An inspiring and motivating day, from the confetti start to the emotional crossing of the finish line!

If you can’t join us in the walk, join us in the fight by making a donation on behalf of one of our team members. Your donation will help fund important research into the cause and cure of women’s cancers, prevention, education, and support service programs for those women battling cancer and their families.

RSVP for this event is appreciated. Electronic tickets accepted here: 5th Anniversary Party

Nic's Beverly HillsEIF Revlon Run Walk

skinny cuisine turquoise final

The Bikini Lifestyles Show is proudly sponsored by Fladeboe Automotive Group of Irvine

“If you need a car, you gotta go to Fladeboe”
Fladeboe Automotive Group
Irvine Auto Center
Irvine, CA
www.fladeboe.com

*Girls in bikinis get free martinis


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