May 29, 2017

CHAMILIA SUPPORTS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY IN MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER IN OCTOBER 2017

CRANSTON, RI (October 2017)—In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, Chamilia (www.chamilia.com), a Swarovski Company, announced that it will donate a portion of each purchase from its new “Brave & Strong” charm to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative. The sterling silver charm with a lightly oxidized finish features the word “Brave” on one side and “Strong” on the reverse; both sides are accented with four Rose Swarovski Crystals (US MSRP $45). It can be worn on all Chamilia bracelets and neck chains.

“We create something unique and special in support of women fighting breast cancer every year,” said Chamilia Vice President, Global Merchandising and Marketing Catherine Ottaviano. “This cause is on the forefront of the issues our customer faces, and it’s important to us that we support women who are fighting breast cancer in some way. Chamilia is a brand that works for women who wear their hearts on their sleeves. We support these women in their struggles and their celebrations.”

There are more than 400 exclusive charms available from the Chamilia brand. The line is made from sterling silver or 14 karat gold and features genuine Swarovski Crystals, Swarovski Zirconia, or Murano glass. The brand follows strict Swarovski guidelines for quality and aesthetic standards.

Chamilia’s Brave & Strong Charm in support of Breast Cancer Awareness will be available July 14, 2017, at many of the brand’s more than 1,000 retail partners worldwide and on the Chamilia website, www.chamilia.com.

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About Chamilia
Based in Cranston, RI, Chamilia is an American company that was established in 2002. Since its purchase in 2013, it has been a member of the Swarovski Group, a world leader in quality and innovation. Each of the more than 400 exclusive charms available from the brand are made from .925 sterling silver or 14 karat gold and feature genuine Swarovski Crystals or Zirconia, or Italian Murano Glass. The brand follows strict Swarovski Group guidelines for quality and aesthetic excellence. For more information, please go to www.chamilia.com.

About Swarovski
Swarovski delivers a diverse product portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, Swarovski Crystal Business designs, manufactures and markets crystals, natural and created gemstones, finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. The company’s film division, Swarovski Entertainment, produces artistically accomplished feature films with global box-office appeal. The Swarovski Foundation was set up to honor the philanthropic spirit of the company by supporting creativity and culture, promoting wellbeing and conserving natural resources. Now run by the fifth generation of family members, Swarovski Crystal Business has a global reach, with over 2,350 stores in about 170 countries and more than 25,000 employees, www.swarovskigroup.com.

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May 29, 2017

36 Hours Left!! 25% OFF MEMORIAL DAY SALE

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use code MDAY17 at checkout

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May 24, 2017

6 Reasons You Should Choose the Caribbean for Your Wedding

We all dream of having our weddings in the most beautiful locations in the world. Your wedding day is supposed to be the most memorable day in your life. The good thing is that you can choose some of the events for the day. You can choose your favorite location, guests, activities, and the time for each activity. However, you cannot control some events like the weather or traffic delays on your big day. Choosing the perfect location and season for your wedding day is important because of such events. The location also determines the experience that you and your guests have on the day. If you want to have the most memorable wedding day, consider having it in the Caribbean. If you live here, you know that you do not need to go anywhere in the world to host your events. However, if you live in another country, here are the top reasons why you must have your wedding in the Caribbean.

1. Favorable Weather

One of the most important considerations when choosing a wedding location is the prevailing weather conditions. If you take a risk and choose a wedding date in a cold season, you are likely to experience rain or snow fall on your big day. Most people choose to get married in the spring and summer. However, you do not have to wait until these seasons come around to get married. The Caribbean has dry weather conditions throughout the year. When one region experiences stormy weather, you can choose a different region along the Caribbean with perfect weather for your wedding. For instance, any region outside the hurricane belt is perfect for an outdoor event. Most parts of the Caribbean experience cool, breezy nights even during the hottest months.

2. Saving Costs

Did you know that you can easily spend less on a destination wedding? To many people, this sounds unachievable. One of the best places to host your wedding is on the sunny Caribbean beaches. The beautiful scenery eliminates the need for expensive décor. In addition, you can enjoy amazing discounts from service providers when you book during the off-peak season. The best months to enjoy discounts or bargain for lower prices are May and November. Another aspect that many people ignore about destination weddings is that not everyone will be able to make it to the wedding. When you host a local wedding, you will feel obligated to invite all your friends, family, colleagues, and schoolmates. With a destination wedding, you can reduce the number of guests, which translates to a smaller budget for the day. You will only have the most important people in your life attending your wedding.

3. Perfect Setting and Background

Every girl has imagined walking barefoot on a sunny beach in her wedding gown. Your dream can come true if you choose to get married on the best island in the Bahamas. Some people think that planning a beach wedding is complicated, which is untrue. The same effort that goes into a conventional wedding is enough to pull off a beautiful wedding on an island. If you want the most beautiful photos for your wedding and honeymoon, head over to the Caribbean. The good thing is that you can visit the locations and check the settings before booking any location.

4. Access to Experts

You may be hearing about this for the first time, but the Caribbean has been a favorite destination for years. Consequently, many recreation centers including hotels and resorts have been designed for weddings and social events. You do not have to worry about accommodation and entertainment for your guests. In addition, you have access to qualified and certified wedding planners in the region. A local planner will charge you an extra fee for traveling to the destination. You can negotiate a better deal with Caribbean planners, who will also help you identify reliable service providers. Just like any other wedding or event, you need to meet with the service providers and communicate your expectations. Caribbean planners will also advise you on all the legal documents and information you need before your big day.

5. Convenience

For most Caribbean weddings, couples have everything done in one location. It is cheaper and convenient for their guests. In fact, most locations offer this package to couples at a subsidized rate. This means that you can host your guests in a beach resort and have your wedding ceremony and reception at the same place. You have no worries about your guests getting lost or looking for parking spots in the city. The Caribbean is also a perfect honeymoon destination. You can choose one location for the ceremony and then spend your honeymoon exploring other beautiful spots in the region.

6. Geographical Diversity

Choosing a Caribbean destination means that you have access to more than 7,000 islands for your location. Each island has unique features. You can choose the best island in Bahamas or move southwards to Trinidad and Tobago. The location of the Caribbean Sea near the equator gives all the regions that border it blue tropics. You can access the Caribbean coast from some states in Central America such as Panama, Mexico, and Costa Rica. If you live in any other states or nearby cities, take a flight and explore the destinations in the Caribbean. One visit alone will give you new ideas on how you can make your wedding day perfect and memorable.

Conclusion

The Caribbean is the best location for any couple that dreams of a memorable destination wedding. Hundreds of couples fly to the region with their loved ones for their dream weddings. The beauty of choosing the region for the most important day in your life is that the weather is favorable throughout the year. This means that you can get married at any time without considering the season in your state. You can have a sunny summer wedding on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Caribbean hotels and resorts are designed to host small and large social events. In addition, you have access to professional planners in the region that will help you make your day memorable.

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May 22, 2017

Lucy Hale Carries Tyler Ellis x Petra Flannery Clutch

LOS ANGELES – May 18, 2017 – Lucy Hale was photographed carrying a clutch from the Tyler Ellis x Petra Flannery collection last night at The CW Network’s 2017 Upfront party at Avra Madison Estiatorio in New York City. The Pretty Little Liars star accessorized her dress with the Lou Clutch in Black (www.tylerellis.com).
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May 19, 2017

Under $100: Vanessa Hudgens Coachella Sun Hat!

LOS ANGELES – April 22, 2017 – Vanessa Hudgens shared a selfie wearing Hat Attack on Instagram while at Coachella in Indio this weekend! The Powerless star looked festival chic in her Monogrammed Hand Embroidered Sun Hat ($96; www.hatattack.com).

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May 19, 2017

Delilah Belle Hamlin Wears ROCKINS!

LOS ANGELES – May 15, 2017 – Delilah Belle Hamlin was photographed wearing ROCKINS to the Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber host Best Buddies Mother’s Day Brunch in Malibu, CA sponsored by David Yurman this weekend. The model showed off a chic look with wide leg pants accented with a ROCKINS Classic Skinny Scarf in Gold (price available upon request, www.rockins.co.uk). Similar styles currently available at Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com and FWRD.com.
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May 17, 2017

Use These Four Tips to Experience Luxury Hotel in Dubai for Less

Luxury hotels in Dubai are world-renowned for their lavishness and extravagance, but that’s not to say that you need to be an oil magnate to enjoy the facilities. With well over 800 luxury hotels, Dubai probably has more luxury hotels than any other city in the world.

You can certainly experience the amazing facilities without injuring your wallet with a bit of planning and these useful tips.

Timing is everything

From June to September summer period in Dubai, when it’s hot and humid, is the most reasonably priced time to visit the city. With high humidity and daily temperatures of well above 40 degrees Celsius, it might not seem like a great idea to visit the city.

However, with well air-conditioned facilities and chilled pools everywhere, there is no reason for not enjoying a luxury trip during this summer period. You can certainly experience an excellent holiday, provided you plan your activities beforehand. You could go for a desert safari, for example, since the desert is less humid than the city, and therefore more comfortable.

Rates during this period are slashed, with the most cost-effective time being the holy month of Ramadan.

Picking the right location

To save money on the top luxury hotels in the world, you might want to steer clear of beach of hotels because they are typically pricier than city hotels in Dubai. Rather than go for a hotel with a private beach, you’re better off opting for a hotel that has a nice swimming pool. This is especially useful if you plan to explore the city. You can use the hotel rate savings you make to do some shopping in the city.

Or, go for two hotels rather than one

Another useful cost-saving strategy that also capitalizes on convenience is dividing your trip between a relaxing beach hotel and a city hotel for the days when you want to do some exploring around the city.

It is however important to note that during the summer months in Dubai, swimming in the sea might feel like taking a hot bath. You’re likely much better off swimming in the hotel’s delightfully chilled pool instead of plunging into the Gulf Sea’s salty water.

Don’t pay for the first and last night

With flights coming in and leaving 24/7, Dubai airport is among the busiest in the world. In case your flight to the city arrives in the wee morning hours, check into one of the perfectly fine chains hotels by the airport and save on 5-star hotel expenses for those first few hours. Get some sleep for a few hours then check into the luxury hotel the next morning all fresh.

Conversely, if your flight leaves in wee hours or late at night, you need not pay for an additional day and night at your luxury hotel. Just check out at the required time, have your luggage stored at the hotel and use the other facilities of the hotel for the rest of the time. Or you could have a day out in the city.

Bio:

Maggie Thomas is a travel lover and blogger who is constantly looking for an exhilarating and breathtaking adventure. Among the travel advice she provides her readers with are tips on choosing the best duffel luxury hotels and resorts.

 

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May 9, 2017

Your Ultimate Guide to Looking Hot on The Beach

For most of us, a trip to the beach is one of the best things about summer. Whether you are off on a family holiday, a relaxing day alone or a fun weekend with friends, a trip to the beach can be an amazing part of your summer. However, many of us worry about looking our best when we shed the layers ready to catch some sun. Looking natural, glamorous and beach ready can be tough, so here’s a handy guide to help you get it just right.

Start Looking After Yourself

The best way to make sure you’re looking great and beach ready is to start looking after yourself all year around. Some of the best ways to do this include:

  • Eating right. A healthy and balanced diet doesn’t mean starving yourself or cutting out certain foods. It means balance. If you eat well the odd treat won’t hurt.
  • Try to add some cardio and strength training to your weekly routine. If you struggle to find time make some small changes to your day to day life, such as walking instead of driving and taking the stairs instead of the elevator. There are also some great videos on YouTube if you can’t get out of the house to exercise.
  • Drink water. Water is a bit of a miracle worker when it comes to looking and feeling great. It’ll help you feel full so less likely to over indulge as well as keeping your skin youthful and tight.
  • Be sure to get a good night’s sleep as often as possible. This will help keep you feeling alert and looking brighter.
  • Look after your skin. Start a healthy skin care routine. This should include using a body brush to remove dead skin cells and boost circulation, exfoliating your face once a week to unclog your pores, moisturizing, cleansing and wearing a high SPF sunscreen when you go outside.

Hair

Simple styles look best on the beach. Go for beachy waves with a little sea salt spray if you want long flowing locks. If you are going to be playing with kids, or running around, consider a simple braid which looks cool and keeps your hair out of the way. Investing in a good leave in conditioner is a good idea if you plan to spend a lot of time at the beach as salt, sand and sun can leave your hair dry and damaged.

Makeup

A face covered in heavy makeup isn’t a great idea at the beach. It will be uncomfortable, hot and you could look a bit silly. Instead, opt for light coverage in natural and nude shades. Mix your normal foundation with some moisturizer for a gentle tone which will leave your face soft and healthy. Add some lip balm with added SPF and a sweep of highlighter for a glamourous beachy look.

Swimwear

Getting your swimwear right can be key to both looking and feeling amazing at the beach. There are many options available so you can show as much flesh as you feel comfortable with. Bikinis come in a range of different shapes and sizes but womens tankinis might make a better option if you are going to be running after kids or trying some water sports. If you feel uncomfortable, don’t be afraid to cover up. Adding board shorts or a kaftan can look trendy and glamourous too.

Clothes

Firstly, sand gets everywhere, so take spare clothes. Whatever you wear on the beach, you’re not going to want to be travelling home or to your hotel with sand everywhere. There will be chaffing. If you want to continue your beach style when you cover back up, consider maxi dresses, skirts or beach trousers teamed with a light cami for a stylish and sophisticated look.

When it comes to accessories for both style and comfort you’ll need a hat and sunglasses. Hats with wide brims and some neck cover are safest. And, make sure your sunglasses offer UV protection.

Relax

The best way to look great at the beach is to enjoy yourself. So, whether you are trying some new sports, building sandcastles with the kids, or lying on the beach reading a good book, don’t worry about your look. Smile and relax. Confidence is incredibly sexy. So, put a smile on your face and be proud of your body. You might find that if you act confident, you’ll start to feel it.

Remember, most women (and some men) are worried about how they look. That means they don’t have time to look at you! No one judges at the beach, so strip off, have fun and forget everyone else.

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May 8, 2017

Bristol restaurants that are perfect for romantic outings

In Bristol, planning for a day out with your partner at one of the romantic restaurants is not something that can make you run out of ideas. If you want to treat the special person in your life with a romantic dinner then just go through this article to make a choice. From upscale venues to more affordable places, you will find all types of restaurants here with the assurance that you will enjoy the kind of romantic setting that you have in mind. From the ambience to the decor and from the quality of food and drinks to the professional and heart-warming services, everything is considered. Do not be surprised if you find some of these names appearing in the list of romantic restaurants in Bristol.

Glassboat restaurant

Glassboat is located on the river upon a floating harbour. The riverside setting of this restaurant is a treat in itself, and the elegant interior creates the ambience that can only make you feel romantic. The dishes served also have a soft and sensuous appeal that perfectly complements the overall setting. You will find the very best of French and British dishes that come along with a blend of bistro classics that is equally sophisticated. The view of the city and the harbour from the restaurant is an experience that you will never forget. Whether it’s lunch, dinner or you want to make it a memorable date; the place is unbeatable.

Greens Restaurant

This is an ideal place to venture out on Valentine’s Day, or you can celebrate the occasion on any other day in the way you want. The restaurant has a fresh and cosy environment created by the soothing interiors, and the well-spaced tables under soft-lit lights are an irresistible attraction for those who are out on a romantic date. Confectioneries like caramel and amaretto biscuits and dark chocolate are something that will fire up your emotions. The food menu is equally attractive and having a taste of it will make you come back to the place once again.

Hotel du Vin and Bistro

The search for a romantic setting will surely drive you to Hotel du Vin and Bistro in central Bristol that has been in the news for the right reasons time and again. The menu is deeply rooted in traditional European cuisine but has a contemporary twist. The quality of food is superb, and the menu changes daily. The price will never make you raise eyebrows, and the interiors and the well-trained staff will please your senses and give you the satisfaction of making the right choice for a romantic evening.

The Rummer Hotel

The hotel in central Bristol boasts of an award-winning kitchen and a cellar that has a range of spirits that is the largest in the region. Romantic couples on the lookout for something unusual on the menu will find this place to be completely matching with their ideas. If you are crazy about cocktails, this place holds a lot of promise for you.

About the author – Donald Moore is a journalist, but his craze for food has made him write about what he enjoys most. Reviewing restaurants is his hobby and listing restaurants by category has driven him to write about the romantic restaurants in Bristol.

 

 

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May 7, 2017

Weight Watchers Diet – Lose Weight And Feel Great

If there was a weight loss plan that allowed you to:

  • Lose weight safely and permanently.
  • Be rewarded you for weight loss.
  • Follow easy plans and
  • Be part of a community that helped you in your fitness goals..

..would you not love to be part of such a plan?

Well, you do not have to wait and look around anymore because the Weight Watchers diet is all this and more.

Holistic approach

The Weight Watchers diet is all about your whole health status. Yes, weight loss is a central aim but overall health is of paramount importance. This approach extends to their diet plans as well. It is, therefore, all about:

  • Making healthier eating choices.
  • Making behavioral changes that help.
  • Focusing on nutritional values of food items.
  • Allowing an individual to eat whatever they want but
  • Making eating a smart and points-based activity.

How does it work?

Every food has a value assigned by the Weight Watchers diet program. It is known as SmartPoints® and it is based on a combination of sugar, protein content, saturated fats and calories of course. You have to follow a certain budget and choose foods according to the same and keep going on your path to fitness.

There are also FitPoints® that you can notch up when you indulge in specific exercises such as walking, gardening and so on. Everything can be synchronized with your fitness device and your Weight Watchers account. You can reference and keep track of your exercise, weight loss, nutrition goals and so on.

What’s interesting?

The Weight Watchers diet differs from most other diet plans in one major area – it does not forbid anything. So, go ahead, eat whatever you want.

But…

The rider is that you stay within your SmartPoints target. You are allowed meet a daily target and you can choose to spend your SmartPoints on alcohol and desserts, fruits and veggies or ice creams and cakes. Interesting isn’t it? Obviously, low-calorie foods and healthy options cost fewer points.

How easy is it?

There are two main aspects to this diet that make it pretty easy to follow:

  • Nothing is taboo when it comes to food.
  • It is aimed at the long-term weight loss goal.

There is nothing drastic about this plan. So, you will find yourself making long-term habit changes over a course of time which makes it easier to stay within a healthy eating pattern.

Mental and physical

Weight loss is not just the physical aspect of life. Here is where the Weight Watchers diet scores high over a large number of diets out there. With their ‘Beyond the Scale’ program, Weight Watchers has been able to get people around to knowing and internalizing the fact that weight loss takes place only when they eat healthy, choose personalized fitness plans and make changes to their mindset as well.

This kind of overall program helps people make consistently healthy choices rather than weaving in and out of healthy and unhealthy eating. The weight loss is sustained and made permanent too.

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