17
Apr

diva cups

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During those dreaded menstrual days, you will be looking for a sanitary way of holding leaks and odor from escaping onto your clothing, a diva cup can help. For many years women have used sanitary napkins and tampons somewhat unsuccessful of holding menstruation without leaks. Today more and more women are looking into using a diva cup. A naturally colored, no chemicals added silicone cup, holds up to 2 ounces of menstrual fluid. This cup can be easily inserted and because of its silicone makeup, it molds around your cervix with the assistance of body heat, making it unnoticeable during hours of use. It is reusable, and needs to be removed and rinsed every two hours. When washed, dried, and kept in a safe place, these cups can be reused for up to ten months. This feature alone helps to save on the cost of tampons and sanitary napkins. The diva cup is becoming a more popular choice for women of all menstruating ages.

16
Apr

RestaurantConnect Helping Restaurants Attract New Mobile Patrons with Latest Web App Release

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Austin, Tex. (PRWEB) March 30, 2014

RestaurantConnect an innovative Restaurant Management System Company today announced the release of its Mobile Web App that will bring restaurant reservations to the growing numbers of mobile users wanting to connect with their favorite restaurants while on-the-go. According to the xAd/Telmetrics Mobile Path-to-Purchase Study, restaurant search is the fastest growing mobile category, and one where diners convert in higher numbers compared with any other industry vertical.

According to 2012 study, conducted by Telemetrics and a leading mobile-local advertising network, 90 percent of mobile restaurant searchers convert within the day, and 64 percent convert immediately.

Everyone knows that restaurant profit margins are slim. To build a fully branded mobile web app that communicates with your restaurants operating system would be quite the investment, said Adam Christopher, CEO and co-founder of RestaurantConnect. Our platform now includes a fully fledged mobile booking solution. We want to save restaurants the expense or time delay of hiring a design firm or a coder, as well as to have a real choice when it comes to other costly third party systems.

As part of the RestaurantConnect reservation platform, this added mobile benefit enables restaurants to connect in ways that matter most to diners and restaurant management. Those features include a way for their diners to:

15
Apr

Barossa Grower Adrian Hoffmann – Communication & Negotiation with Wineries

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Barossa Grower Adrian Hoffmann - Communication & Negotiation with Wineries

Barossa Grower Adrian Hoffmann – Communication & Negotiation with Wineries. Copyright Barossa Grape & Wine Association.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

14
Apr

Moscow 57 On Delancey Celebrates Jim Brochu and His Play Character Man, Sunday, April 6 – Portrait of Zero is Unveiled That Evening

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New York, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2014

Newly opened Russian Central Asian restaurant with live music, Moscow57, located at 168 1/2 Delancey Street, is hosting a cocktail party to celebrate the Off-Broadway show, Character Man, written by and starring Drama Desk Award winner Jim Brochu on Sunday, April 6th from 7:00 to 9:00pm. The evening will also feature the unveiling of a photograph that will hang in the restaurant: a portrait of Zero Mostel as an angel. Moscow 57 partners Ellen Kaye, Ethan Fein and Seth Goldman were dazzled by Jim Brochus portrayal of Zero Mostel in Zero Hour, his previous Off-Broadway hit. Zero was a close friend of Ellen Kayes father, Sidney, who owned the Russian Tea Room from 1947 until his death in 1967, when her mother, Faith Stewart-Gordon, took the helm until she sold it in 1996.

In Character Man, Brochu puts his stamp on an original musical valentine to the Great White Way. This tribute to Broadways greatest character actors features the songs they introduced to musical theatre. The two hour show is sprinkled with juicy backstage lore and a first-hand look at these great faces of Broadway from one who knew them. When Brochu was first starting out, his mentor was two-time Tony winner David Burns who became his show business godfather and introduced him to the world of the New York Theatre. Character Man delivers the iconic songs of ground-breaking composers including Jule Styne, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Stephen Schwartz and Stephen Sondheim. As the Times Square Chronicles wrote after a recent New York performance, Its just perfect!

Jim Brochu is the only actor in America to have won the New York Drama Desk Award, the Washington, DC Helen Hayes Award, the Los Angeles Ovation Award, the South Florida Carbonell Award and the Palm Springs Desert Star Award, all for Best Actor in a Play. On Broadway, he has appeared as Andrew McLaren in Brigadoon opposite Christine Ebersole and Len Cariou and as Mr. Brownlow in Oliver! opposite Brian Stokes Mitchells Fagin. In Washington, DC he played Willy Clark opposite Theodore Bikel and Al Lewis in Neil Simons The Sunshine Boys and most recently, he starred in the major Off-Broadway revivals of The Man Who Came To Dinner as Sheridan Whiteside and as Sir in the Newley-Bricusse musical, The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of The Crowd.

Over the past few years, Jim has been leading a double life both as himself and as the great Zero Mostel in his multi-award winning play, Zero Hour. Since its premiere in 2006 Jim has been touring the country with the show, racking up over 600 performances, garnering both unanimous critical raves and major theatrical honors.

Prior to taking on Zero, Jim was in New York City starring in his Off-Broadway hit, The Big Voice: God or Merman?, which he also wrote. The New York Times called it: Triumphant and side-splitting a hilarious and utterly enthralling evening of musical theatre.

His off-Broadway credits include Berkeley Square with Christopher Reeve at the Manhattan Theatre Club, Robert Lowells Endicott And The Red Cross at the American Place Theatre at St. Clements, Ephraim Kishons Unfair To Goliath at the Cherry Lane, Marvin Gordons To Be Or Not To Be at The Barbizon Plaza; Skye at Lincoln Center and Frank Loessers Greenwillow for the Equity Library Theatre.

His television work includes regular stints as Father James on All My Children, Judge Julius Weyburn on The Young and The Restless, Officer Jerry Chandler on the cult-classic Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and the befuddled bailiff on NBCs Sirotas Court with Michael Constantine. Although the part was small, he can also boast that he made his motion picture debut in The Gang That Couldnt Shoot Straight opposite another newcomer, Robert DeNiro.

He is an active member of the Dramatists Guild, the Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity Association and remains, as the New York Times called him, a true Man Of The Theatre. His caricature hangs on the wall of the legendary Sardis Restaurant in New York next to his mentor David Burns, a singular tribute to a forty year show business career as an actor and playwright.

Moscow 57, the hospitality and entertainment company, was launched several years ago by partners Ellen Kaye, Seth Goldman and Ethan Fein. For the past two years, the company has been hosting its M57 Urban Salons, evenings of music, food and digital visual art displays, in Harlem; Washington Heights; Chelsea; the Upper East Side; the East Village; Governors Island; New Milford, Connecticut; and New Orleans. Moscow 57 has made New Orleans a home away from home, with regular forays into that city’s world-renowned culture of Southern hospitality, regional cuisine, and world-class entertainment. After performing at and co-producing events with New York’s Corcho Wine Room, as well as celebrating Latin American culture in New Orleans, this cosmopolitan attitude is being brought to Moscow 57′s permanent home on New York City’s Lower East Side every night.

Moscow 57 Entertaining is developing projects for film, television and theater. Its music company produces podcasts, live performances, recordings and videos. Moscow 57s first CD releases have already garnered national radio airplay, and the company’s videos can be seen on the Moscow57Entertaining YouTube channel. The company’s M57 podcast will be streaming live on Sunday nights.

Artists performing on April 6th include singer/songwriter Jim Petrie, improvisational jazz vocalist Cleve Douglass and Ellen Kaye with the M57 band. The music begins at 7:00pm and will continue until 10:00pm.

Character Man had its run at Urban Stages extended through April 6th. Urban Stages is at 259 West 30th Street.

For more information about Urban Stages: http://www.urbanstages.org, for more information on Jim Brochu: http://www.jimbrochu.com, and to check out Moscow 57: http://www.moscow57.com.







14
Apr

online MBA

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When looking for an opportunity to further your education and perhaps advance your career, enrolling in an online MBA program could be the answer you are looking for. This newer, non traditional way of continuing education, is becoming more popular everyday. In this fast paced life and society we live in, we are constantly on the go, or busy making sure; bills are paid, meals are made, house is cleaned, kids are taken care of, and so on. Online MBA programs offer a chance to receive a degree while still completing those daily tasks. It allows for flexibility of your school schedule, which isn’t offered at a traditional university. It also allows you to save on gas money that would be used on the commute to a college or university, as well as the ability to maintain income. When looking to earn an online MBA, you will find many options of accredited online universities.

13
Apr

If Wine be Your Food of Love, Play On Take a Wine Tasting Tour Through Texas Hill Country Vineyards with Moons Vineyard Voyages

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Fredericksburg, Tx (PRWEB) March 31, 2014

The Texas Hill Country has become one of the nations premier wine growing areas. Its emerging reputation and growing number of wineries and tasting rooms is attracting legions of wine enthusiasts year round. At the heart of the region, in Fredericksburg, Brandon Moon has started Moons Vineyard Voyages, a wine tasting tour company, which provides wine aficionados of all ages access to the best of Texas Hill Country wineries. (Yes, children can come on the tour as well.) A new state-of-the-art website promoting the tours was unveiled this week.

Wine Enthusiast and USA Today have recognized the Texas Hill Country as one of the 10 Best Wine Destinations in the country. We have made it easier for people to access the exceptional wineries in this area by organizing a daily wine tasting tour of some of the best Texas Hill Country has to offer. We provide the transportation, arrange the wine tastings, provide a fantastic lunch for full day tour of five local wineries, explains Brandon who saw a need for such tours as the area expanded.

The tour starts with Moons 14 passenger shuttle bus picking up participants at their Fredericksburg hotel or bed and breakfast around 10:30 am. From there, they visit five wineries where tastings have been arranged. The shuttle supplies secure storage for any purchases and complimentary water is provided onboard.

The participating wineries include :


Pedernales Cellars
Hilmy Cellars
William Chris Vineyards
Rancho Ponte
Grape Creek
Fiesta Winery
Six Shooter Cellars
Inwood Estates Winery and Bistro

For lunch, tour guests visit Inwood Estates Winery and Bistro to taste their wine as well and partake of the cuisine of renowned local chef Jayson Cox. The day ends around 4:30 pm.

The cost of the tour is $ 145 plus tax per person with transportation, lunch and wine tasting costs all inclusive.

We really love showing people this area of Texas and were proud to showcase the local wineries and their products. Our tour is a great way to get to know the Texas Hill Country and its fantastic wines. Check us out. Our new website has all the details, says Moon.

For more information on Moons Vineyard Tours, go to http://www.moonsvineyardvoyages.com or call (254) 913-7220.







12
Apr

Carmel-by-the-Sea Emerges as Prime Culinary Destination

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CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. (PRWEB) March 27, 2014

With its array of first-class restaurants, acclaimed executive chefs and award winning wineries, as well as available tours, classes and cooking vacations for visitors, Carmel-by-the-Sea is clearly emerging as one of the West Coasts top destinations for food and wine discoveries. Now poised to host the inaugural Relais & Chateaux GourmetFest 2014, a prestigious food and wine festival set for March 27-30, the village will bask in the international culinary spotlight.

Beyond GourmetFest, which will feature the talents of Relais & Chateaux chefs from around the world, Carmel-by-the-Sea also is a regular host to other popular culinary offerings such as Carmel Wine Walk By-the-Sea and Carmel Food Tours, as well as Taste of Carmel, held annually in early October. Here is a closer look at some of the regularly scheduled tours and classes:

-Carmel Wine Walk By-the-Sea is a self-paced, self-guided stroll to a dozen of the village tasting rooms, which all are within a few blocks of each other. Participants have the opportunity to sample some of the regions premium wines, as well as meet the winemakers. As an added bonus, participating restaurants in downtown Carmel waive corkage on bottles purchased at any of the Wine Walk tasting rooms. For more information, call 831.624.2522 or visit carmelcalifornia.com

-Carmel Food Tours, founded two years ago as the first guided culinary and wine walking tours in the village, ensures guests enjoy unique, off-the-beaten-path food and cultural experiences. The three-hour tour offers food tastings from seven distinct eateries and specialty shops, coupled with insightful presentations from local guides of Carmels cultural, historical and architectural highlights. For more information, call 831.216.8161 or visit carmelfoodtour.com.

-Group Cooking Classes designed for 10 guests are offered by LAuberge Carmel (Monte Verde Street and 7th Avenue) and its Executive Chef Justin Cogley, who was named Food & Wine magazines Best New Chef for 2013. Cogley, who joined LAuberge Carmel after opening the Elysian Hotels new kitchen in Chicago, is a Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef who will participate in four different events at GourmetFest. Pastry Cooking Classes with LAuberges Executive Pastry Chef Ron Mendoza also are offered. For more information, call 831.624.8578 or visit auberginecarmel.com/classes.html.

-Art of Food Cooking Classes, from Edible Destinations by Epitourean, offers several intimately designed cooking demonstrations, unique lectures and private classes in Carmel. For more information, call 800.390.3292.

The years two major food-and-wine events in Carmel-by-the-Sea are:

-Relais & Chateaux GourmetFest 2014 will be held over four days beginning Thursday, March 27. The Welcome Party is scheduled that evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sunset Cultural Center. A whos-who list of top national and international chefs will be on hand. For more information, call 831.622.5907 or visit gourmetfest.carmel.

-Taste of Carmel, presented by the Carmel Chamber of Commerce in the Carmel Mission Courtyard, is a premier showcase of food and wine on the California Central Coast. Several of Carmels most popular restaurants participate, and are joined by more than a dozen of the area wineries. For more information, call 831.624.2522 or visit tasteofcarmel.com.

Its never been easier to get to Carmel. Monterey Regional Airport (MRY), a 10-minute drive from downtown Carmel, has recently added direct flights to and from San Diego. Other direct flight routes include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, and Phoenix.

The newly formed Carmel Hospitality Improvement District a joint organization of the City of Carmel, Carmel Chamber of Commerce and Carmel Innkeepers Association is working to promote the villages abundant attractions, events, and stunning seaside location. From its incomparable white-sand beach to many choices of distinctive meeting venues and lodging properties, Carmel-by-the-Sea has it all. For more information, visit http://www.carmelcalifornia.com.

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Apr

Ram´s Gate Winery (Sonoma, United States) – The Best Wineries of the World

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Stonebridge Companies DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Junction Welcomes Visitors Attending the 2014 Barrel Into Spring Wine Tasting

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Grand Junction, CO (PRWEB) March 29, 2014

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Junction is gearing up for another fabulous season in Grand Junction wine country and invites guests of the Barrel Into Spring 2014 Wine Tasting to make a weekend out of the event and enjoy beautiful accommodations in-between vineyard tours. The event runs on April 26th and 27th from 10am 4pm and 10am 3pm, respectively. Enjoy gourmet cuisine, behind the scenes tours, exclusive tastings and, of course, barrel tasting. Proceeds from this popular event will be donated to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Junction is a short drive from Two Rivers Winery and other wine country vineyards. Stay rested and rejuvenated with a resort-style full-service hotel that provides an abundance of luxury amenities. To reserve your room or for additional information, contact the hotel directly at (970) 241 8888 or visit them online.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Junction hotel is newly renovated and overlooks the lush valley and beautiful bluffs of the Grand Mesa Plateau. Located minutes from Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT), the hotel provides guests with easy access to I-70, West Star Aviation, St. Marys Hospital, Colorado Mesa University, local vineyards and wineries and historic Downtown Grand Junction. Hotel amenities include 24-hour, Precor-certified fitness center, on-site recreation activities, on-site playground, heated outdoor pool, business center, room service, free parking, free high-speed wireless Internet access, on-site restaurant and lounge Bistro 743 and much more. The DoubleTree Grand Junction hotel is proudly managed by Stonebridge Companies in Denver, CO.

Founded in 1991 by Navin C. Dimond, Stonebridge Companies is a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered near Denver, Colorado. The companys current portfolio entails 45 hotels with over 7,000 rooms nationwide. This diverse portfolio includes select-service, extended-stay, mid-scale and full-service hotels in markets throughout the U.S. For detailed information, visit our website at http://www.SBCOS.com.







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