LAS VEGAS – Fabrik Fridays, a weekly tribute to fashion at SHe by Morton’s inside The Shops at Crystals, announces the fall fashion show lineup. The new dates will feature shows by Eccoci, Beach Bash and Halloween Mart featuring Coquette.
Each week Eva Longoria’s boutique steakhouse, located just steps away from the main entrance of ARIA, highlights the fashion collections of a different boutique. A 30-foot runway winds through the main dining room and plays host to the designer-clad models. The event treats guests to three fashion shows at 7:30, 9 and 10:30 p.m., tasty fare and Bacardi drink specials.
The featured designers at “Fabrik Fridays” will be:
Friday, Oct. 18 – Eccoci
The Boca Park boutique offers fashionistas chic, European-inspired collections, modern styles and pieces made with luxurious fabrics and stunning colors.
Friday, Oct. 25 – Beach Bash
The vintage-style swimwear puts a retro twist on modern styles with 1950s-inspired suits, adorable bags, high-waisted shorts, pretty blouses and fitted, floral dresses.
Friday, Nov. 1 – Halloween Mart featuring Coquette
To celebrate Halloween weekend, Coquette’s line of sexy costumes, available at Halloween Mart, will be modeled for diners.
About SHe by Morton’s:
With a menu offering prime steaks, an array of signature selections and plenty of dishes made for sharing, SHe by Morton’s is the Strip’s stylish boutique steakhouse for guests to dine and unwind. Just steps away from the main entrance of ARIA at The Shops at Crystals, SHe is a partnership between Morton’s The Steakhouse and gorgeous actress and entrepreneur, Eva Longoria. Crafted by Executive Chef Erick Stecher, the menu includes “hot” and “cold” appetizers, whimsical desserts, an impressive wine list and hand-crafted cocktails. Directly above SHe is a 9,000-square-foot special events venue that can be transformed into a private nightclub or a corporate events space. SHe by Morton’s is open daily for small bites and cocktails at 5 p.m., with dinner service starting at 5:30 p.m. The restaurant closes at 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and is open until midnight on Friday and Saturday. For more information or reservations, guests may call 702-254-2376, visit http://SHe-LV.com , follow SHe on Twitter @SHeLasVegas, Instagram at SHeLasVegas and become a fan on Facebook at http://Facebook.com/SHeLasVegas.
The Shops at Crystals
The Shops at Crystals is an exquisite 500,000-square-foot shopping and dining experience adjacent to the AAA Five Diamond ARIA Resort & Casino. Designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind and Rockwell Group, Crystals is home to the largest Louis Vuitton store in North America, as well as flagship stores for Dolce & Gabbana Men’s, Dolce & Gabbana Women’s, Prada, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Roberto Cavalli and Ermenegildo Zegna. Unique-to-the-market retailers include TOM FORD, Stella McCartney, Paul Smith, Donna Karan, Kiton, Kiki De Montparnasse, Tourbillon, Porsche Design, Lanvin and rLo Gallery (Rodney Lough Jr. Wilderness Collections Gallery). Rivaling shopping meccas throughout the world, Crystals features contemporary art, elaborate water and ice displays, lush floral décor and iconic elements including a 70-foot-tall tree house. Crystals also offers a selection of premier restaurants including SHē by Morton’s; Mastro’s Ocean Club; Todd English P.U.B; and Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina. Crystals has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the world’s largest retail district to receive this level of recognition. For more information on Crystals, please visit crystalsatcitycenter.com or keep up with the latest Crystals news, events and photos via Facebook and Twitter. Read the Jetsetters Magazine feature about SHe at Morton’s in Las Vegas.
Exclusive Fashion Show Featuring Acclaimed L.A. Designer Anthony Franco
Weekend Fashion Celebration Includes Poolside Parties, Fashion Activations, DJ’s and more.
VIP Hard Rock Fashion Weekend Package Available
Donation to Benefit Desert AIDS Project
(PALM SPRINGS, CA) – Always known as one of the most glamorous cities in America, Palm Springs is preparing to debut its very own fashion close-up. Home to some of Hollywood’s biggest and most fashionable stars over the years, Palm Springs will be the new vortex of contemporary fashion with the first-ever Palm Springs Fashion Weekend taking place Oct. 25-27 at the new 163 room Hard Rock Hotel located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Additionally, the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs has created the Hard Rock Fashion Weekend Package which includes a two night stay in a premium pool view guestroom, two tickets to Palm Springs Fashion Weekend, a $50 food and beverage credit, late check-out and a VIP Fashion Gift Bag for $998 (excluding taxes and fees). The package and rooms can be booked at www.hrhpalmsprings.com.
Tickets for the first-ever Palm Springs Fashion Weekend are on sale now and available exclusively at www.showclix.com/event/PalmSpringsFashionWeekend.
Envisioned by Palm Springs business leaders and locals Jim Casey, Kim Waltrip and Trini Garza of Troupe Productions, and produced by Mikey Koffman, owner/producer of LA Fashion Weekend/Fashion Splash, Palm Springs Fashion Weekend will showcase the designs of acclaimed Los Angeles-based designer Anthony Franco with a Saturday evening (Oct. 26) runway show and cocktail party at the Hard Rock Hotel. Franco, a Los Angeles native and a self-taught designer who has received accolades and awards for his music-inspired collections, was the recipient of the Mercedes Benz Designer of the Year Award for his 2007 men’s collection. “As a native of Los Angeles, I’ve always looked at Palm Springs as a haven for glamour and fashion, and I’m extremely excited to be showing my collection and helping to put the fashion spotlight on Palm Springs.”
Palm Springs Fashion Weekend will also be about giving back to the community, and Troupe Productions will be making a $2500 donation to the Desert AIDS Project. “We are so grateful that Jim, Kim, and Trini of Troupe Productions are making D.A.P. a beneficiary of Palm Springs Fashion Weekend,” said David Brinkman, CEO of Desert AIDS Project. “When you add talent like that to a venue like the new Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, this is sure to be a hit!”
Highlights of the weekend include poolside parties at the newly opened Hard Rock Hotel pool, cocktail receptions and a Saturday night runway show featuring Anthony Franco and other designers. Besides providing a unique setting for great runway collections, the Palm Springs Fashion Weekend is designed to be a social gathering celebrating fashion under the warm glow of the desert sun and the sultry breezes of the beautiful October nights.
“Palm Springs Fashion Weekend will be the culmination of our dream,” explains Jim Casey, president of Troupe Productions. “Kim, Trini and I have always believed that Palm Springs has a rich history of glamour and fashion and the time has come to shine the light on our great city. We are excited to have secured Anthony Franco as our headline designer. His work, collections and Southern California upbringing made him the perfect choice for our inaugural event.”
Palm Springs Fashion Weekend Details:
Dates: October 25-27, 2013
Location: Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs – to book rooms visit: www.hrhpalmsprings.com
Tickets: Log on to buy at: www.showclix.com/event/PalmSpringsFashionWeekend
For additional information on Palm Springs Fashion Weekend, visit: www.palmspringsfw.com and follow on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/Palm-Springs-Fashion-Weekend
About Troupe Productions
Film Producers Kim Waltrip and Jim Casey, of Kim and Jim Productions, and Trini Garza, of Live It Up Productions, have created a multi-faceted entertainment company, Troupe Productions, LLC, headquartered in Palm Springs, California. Troupe Productions is a one-stop shop for all areas of musical entertainment management and production. The company manages musical artists, produces live events, musicals, fashion shows, festivals, and more. Their inaugural Palm Springs Fashion Weekend will debut at the new Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Oct. 25-27, 2013.
About Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs
Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs is a luxury 163-room resort located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, California. This beautiful, music-inspired hotel offers comfort, style, and sophistication in an atmosphere that is anything but uptight. Its location just two hours from Los Angeles, makes it the perfect getaway, with year-round sunshine, a Rock Spa, shimmering pool with cabanas, plus fine dining and entertainment served up with a cool, laid back vibe. Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs is owned by Kittridge Hotels & Resorts, LLC. For more information visit www.HRHPalmSprings.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 174 venues in 54 countries, including 138 cafes, 17 hotels and 7 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida., as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Johannesburg, San José, Chennai, Istanbul and Tenerife. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Ibiza, Daytona Beach, Palm Springs, Aruba, Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. New Hard Rock Casino projects in development include Hungary and Northfield, OH. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
About Desert AIDS Project
Desert AIDS Project serves people living with HIV and AIDS by providing comprehensive support, including medical care, case management, and social services, like food, housing, and counseling. D.A.P. also offers free and confidential HIV testing at a number of locations throughout the communities it serves. To learn more about Desert AIDS Project, please call 760-323-2118, visit www.desertaidsproject.org or find them on Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube.
The south coast’s biggest ever celebration of sea fishing has been announced.
Following last year’s runaway success, the second Bexhill Sea Angling Festival (7 – 15 September) promises to be even bigger and better.
The Festival has two parts, a series of angling competitions based at Bexhill Sea Angling Club and an Open Event on the stunning £5million exhibition space in front of the iconic De La Warr Pavilion.
The fun starts this year on Saturday 7th September 2013 with 2 days of fishing competitions along the beaches of Rother and food & games for all on the Festival lawns on the seafront of Bexhill-on-Sea. The Festival blends education about one the UKs most popular past times (an estimated 4 million people go fishing every year) with the current fashion and passion for cooking and seafood.
The festival retains the support of the Angling Trust, the voice of angling in England, and Rother District Council which has invested £10,000 into the event. Organised and run by a number of local anglers, the Bexhill Sea Angling Club and Bexhill’s fishing tackle shop ‘Hook, Line & Sinker’, the festival aims to promote angling as a past-time, highlight the excellent fishing around the Sussex coast and make the link between sustainable fishing and healthy eating. This is a not for profit event.
Six competitions over nine days with a fun ‘flattie bash’ for those who arrive on Friday 6 September. Prizes include a fishing holiday in Norway and a £500 cash prize for the biggest fish. Throughout the weekend, Angling Trust coaches will be on hand in the ‘coaching zone’ to assist newcomers to the sport with advice and demonstrations.
This year the festival launches with the seafood festival weekend, when the Western Lawns play host to stalls selling freshly prepared fish dishes, seafood cooking demonstrations and free angling coaching sessions.
For more information and for details on how to enter the competitions visit www.bexhillseaanglingfestival.co.uk
Save $300 per couple on this 14-night itinerary, normally priced at $3,479 per person, double, visiting Mumbai, Udaipur and the creative centers of Ahmedabad, Patan, Dasada and Bhuj when you book byOctober 31st.
Geringer Global Travel introduces an exclusive 14-night Gujarat Textile Itinerary for those passionate about India’s rich history of textile craftsmanship. Travelers will be introduced to villages, organizations and people at the heart of creating India’s exquisite textiles, while learning about traditional block-printing, weaving, dying and batik work.
The itinerary a brief visit in Mumbai before journeying to Udaipur, where all guests will be made welcome with a complimentary bottle of Indian Sula wine and dinner at the exclusive 1559 AD restaurant, set in the midst of beautifully landscaped gardens.
The itinerary then continues on to explore the creative centers of Ahmedabad, Patan, Dasada and Bhuj.
Pricing begins at $3,479 per person, double*, and includes hotel accommodation, all transfers, entrance fees, English-speaking guides, most meals and specific cultural activities.** Save $300 per couple when booking before October 31st.
Highlights of this 14-night itinerary include:
Coming face-to-face with the epic narratives of Mata depicted in the famed Mata-ni-Pachedi temple hangings from Gujarat;
Tour the collection of woven, spun, printed and painted fabrics at the Calico Museum of Textiles in Ahmedabad, whose regional embroidery dates back to the 19th century;
Learn about the intricate and meticulous embellishment style of Mutwa embroidery on a visit to the village of Dhordo and compare it to bright yellows, reds and greens of the Meghwal embroidery style on a trip to the village of Brindeyera;
Visit home of Mr. A A Wazir, who is a collector of textiles and also has a small outlet that functions from his home.
The journey begins in Udaipur, an idyll for poets and painters and also known as the City of Dawn due to its exquisite marble palaces and charming vistas overlooking Lake Pichola. Its palace is also home to the largest collection of crystal in the world. The city is a thriving haven for artists and intellectuals, and guests will experience this first hand one evening over a glass of wine with a contemporary Udaipur artist.
On the fourth day, travelers will depart for Ahmedabad, India’s Textile City, home to the famed Calico Museum of Gujarat and Shreyas Folk Art Museum, which contains an exclusive collection of colorful and traditional folk art. An excursion to Pethapur will also show how the Gajjar community creates wooden block printing. Moving on, the sixth day will bring travelers through the town of Patan, known for its excellent silk textiles woven in the double ikkat style and magnificent stepwell.
After pausing in Modhera to pay a visit to the Hindu Sun Temple, travelers will come to the eco-friendly village resort of Rann Raiders in Dasada. Spend a day spotting exotic birds and the rare Asiatic Wild Ass, a member of the horse family, and the evening on a village safari, interacting with the tribal Bharwad and Rabari people, known for their distinctive style of Tangalieayiea weaving.
On the ninth day, guests will come to the city of Dhamadka, a major center of the ajrakh block-printing technique, which frequently incorporates deep indigos and vibrant reds to symbolize the twin opposing forces of creation. After lunch, travel to the nearby city of Dhaneti where the minimalist patterns of Ahir embroidery are influenced by local flora and fauna.
The last days will be spent in and around the city of Bhuj, visiting local villages with their own distinctive styles of craftsmanship: the Rogan Painting of the Nirona, the elaborate mutwa bharat of the Islamic Mutwa in Dhordo, and the intricately embroidered and beaded leatherwork of the Meghwal community.
Guests can visit the house of tie-dye artisan Ali Mohamaed Isha, with the option to participate in a workshop for an additional cost, and view the textile collections of Mr. A A Wazir. Travelers will also have a final opportunity to visit the nonprofit Shrujan and Khamir organizations that train local artisans and promote regional craft such as Central Asian Shrujan embroidery and Kutch handloom weaving.
For more information, please visit: http://geringerglobaltravel.com/exclusive-gujarat-textile-india-trip/
*Pricing begins at $3,479 per person, double, and $6,240 per person, single, for travel dates Oct. 1, 2013–Mar. 31, 2014 . Prices may vary between Christmas and New Year’s.
** International airfare, airport taxes, passport and Visa fees not included in pricing
About Geringer Global Travel
Susan Geringer, owner of Geringer Global Travel, is an experiential India travel specialist creating custom itineraries to India and the Subcontinent. Frequently traveling to India, Susan is able to keep a constant pulse on new properties, hidden gems, and discovering unique experiences that make her clients’ itineraries even more exciting. To understand a foreign culture, Geringer Global Travel feels there is nothing more important than one-on-one interaction with the local people for a chance to join them in their everyday lives. Susan is a member of ASTA, New York City Chapter as well as the New York City Chapter of PATA (Pacific Asian Travel Association).
Mark your calendars for Sept. 6-7, 2013 to celebrate the first-annual Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops at Caesars. Globally recognized as the premier luxury shopping destination in the world, The Forum Shops leads the way again a creating a first-of-its kind shopping event.
The Festival of Fashion is a two-day extravaganza filled with fashion, shopping and fun. The stage is set for two days of live fashion presentations, beauty bars, photo opportunities, entertainment, food, drink, one-of-a-kind in-store events, limited edition products and more.
For additional information and updates about the 1st annual Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ForumShops and register to win.
Preparations are already underway for Hastings’ popular Jack-in-the-Green festivities. The colourful festival, complete with green ‘bogies’, Morris dancers, May queens and carnival giants, not forgetting Jack, the all important dancing bush, traditionally marks the start of summer ‘Hastings style’, and will take place from Friday, May 3 to Monday 6, launching a whole programme of spectacular annual events that Hastings is quickly gaining a name for.
The main event, which draws in a huge influx of visitors, involves a multitude of colourful characters processing through the winding streets of the Old Town before heading up to the West Hill for the traditional slaying of the Jack and the unleashing of the spirit of summer on Bank Holiday Monday (May 6). It is believed that Jack-in-the-Green brings in an estimated £5 million to the local economy each year.
The festivities start on the Friday (May 3) when local Morris groups make their way up to the West Hill in the funicular railway to ‘dance in’ the sunrise. The evening’s entertainment at St Mary-in-the-Castle from 8pm features local folk band favourites.
On the Saturday, starting at Winkle Island on The Bourne, Morris dancers will perform in the Old Town, including Mad Jack’s Morris and Hannah’s Cat. The ceilidh on Saturday evening gives the opportunity for the massed bands of Morris men and women to let their hair down.
The Jack-in-the-Green exhibition will be held at the History House, Courthouse Street, in the Old Town, from late April to early May.
For a taste of what you’ll see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRJTpgjCNXk&list=UUbIzEGd-DlC79Ggu9zBbOOg&index=7
With Hastings & Bexhill’s bid to be City of Culture 2017 well underway, Jack in the Green is the perfect example of one of the many rich cultural experiences that this part of East Sussex offers. Hastings’ Jerwood Gallery has just celebrated its first birthday and is due to host Jake and Dinos Chapman as part of the 2013 Museums at Night initiative. Big sis, the De La Warr Pavilion, shines bright on beautiful Bexhill seafront, and continues to showcase the best of contemporary British art installations and plays host to national and international ‘alternative’ names. The rich hinterland which includes the nearby towns of Battle and Rye, and attractions such as Kipling’s Bateman’s make Hastings & 1066 Country an ideal short break destination.
We welcome press trips to Hastings & 1066 Country. Please get in touch!
Notes to editor: Hastings & 1066 Country comprises the coast and countryside in and around the towns of Battle, Bexhill, Camber (Sands), Hastings & St Leonards, Herstmonceux, Pevensey and Rye & Winchelsea.
Become a style icon in New York City. Hilton New York Fashion District is pleased to offer the Fashion Insider Package, for guests who seek a stylish spin on their stay in Manhattan. This newly built, fashion-themed hotel is located on West 26th Street where the Fashion District meets Chelsea, and is offering this package for a limited time only.
The Fashion Insider Package includes overnight stay plus double Hilton HHonors base points, two tickets to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, savings certificate for $15 off Top Button’s Walking Shopping Tours and savings certificate valid for 20% off any 50 or 80 minute spa treatment at Equinox Wall Street.
Book this Fashion Insider Package by clicking here or or by calling 1-800-HILTONS and requesting plan code H7. Package is available now through December 31, 2013.
The glamorous principality of Monaco has a big year ahead. The year 2013 marks not only the 150th anniversary of Monte Carlo but also the one of the famous Grand Casino and the birth of SBM group, one of the most exclusive resorts worldwide and hosting the finest casinos, 4 and 5 star hotels, restaurants and spas.
Monaco is thus looking forward to an exciting year with even more style, flavour and events than usual and to celebrate 150 years of five star service SBM has offers a range of attractive anniversary offers for both – individual travellers and groups.
Calender of Events 2013
Monte Carlo International Circus Festival 2013
Dates: 17-27 January 2013
In Monte Carlo every beginning of a new year means that a new circus festival will take over the principality which transforms the Principality of Monaco into the global capital of circus arts. Celebrating its 37th anniversary, there will be several major happenings throughout this unique event. Highlights include an open door show, exhibitions at the Princess Grace Theatre, a trade fair, comedic performances, plenty of games and competitions and much more.
More Info and tickets: www.montecarlofestival.mc or www.France-billet.com and FNAC
Monte Carlo Tennis Rolex Masters 2013
This is one of the top sport highlights of the year and loved by spectators not only for its international reputation but also for its stunning location at the Monte Carlo Country Club (SBM property) overlooking the sea.
Formula 1 – Grand Prix 2013
Dates: 23-26 May 2013
Monte Carlo has the annual honour of hosting one of the most attended and prestigious racing events world-wide, the famous ‘Grand Prix’. Its claim to fame lies in the beauty of the circuit offering amazing views over the French Riviera and the harbour of Monaco hosting some of the most exclusive and luxurious yachts in the world.
International Television Festival
Dates: 10-14 June 2013
The 52nd television festival will be held in the Grimaldi Forum, as every year. On the programme are preview screenings of series, autograph signing sessions, meetings with international actors and producers, large-scale special events, prestigious evening events and sumptuous receptions – all in the unique, magical atmosphere that can only be found in the Principality.
International Fireworks Competition
Summer Concerts at the Prince’s Palace
Date: various dates in July
The summer concerts offer a top performance of the philharmonic orchestra of Monaco in a stunning setting: the courtyard of the prince’s palace. The first four concerts occurred in 1959. Critics from around Europe came to hear the Orchestra and unanimously claimed it to be one of the best symphonic organizations in Europe.
Monte Carlo Summer Sporting Festival
Dates: July/ August 2013
This festival offers glamour and variety entertainment under the Stars of Monaco in one of the most beautiful venues overlooking the sea and the coast. International variety entertainment, the most famous stars of yesterday and today and a legendary venue make Monte Carlo sparkle even brighter in July and August with unique artists and first – rate shows attracting visitors from all around the world. The 2012 program gave a place of honour to exceptional artists, legendary bands and start-up talents. Guests included: Enrique Iglesias, the American band Pink Martini, Hugh Laurie, the famous German “Scorpions” and many more. One night in August will be devoted to the red cross with the Red Cross Gala being held in the stunning “Salle des Étoiles”.
More Info: http://en.sportingsummerfestival.com
Monaco Yacht Show 2013
The Principality of Monaco has long been a major destination for the yachting world, both as home port and favourite port of call for owners and their superyachts, as well as the headquarters of many boat designers and the big brokers. From 25 to 28 September Monaco’s famous ‘Port Hercules’ will bring together professionals and private visitors with leaders in the international yachting sector including the most important builders, designers, suppliers and providers who are given the opportunity of facing an important international clientele at this exclusive Yacht event. Last year the event achieved its record attendance with an impressive number of more than 33,000 visitors.
Monaco National Day
Date: 19 November
The “Fête Nationale Monégasque” is no longer just a reflection of Monegasque specificities and traditions but has become a day of high-end entertainment including festive and cultural highlights such as gala evenings, shows, concerts, parades, fireworks at the famous Port Hercules and an amusement fair on Albert I Quay.
Dates: Throughout the month of December
Christmas Market -The Christmassy stalls are lined up along the Quai Albert 1er offering a fabulous setting with stunning views over “Port Hercules”, Monaco’s famous port hosting the world’s most luxurious yachts. What visitors love most about Monaco’s Christmas market is its authenticity and flair and the animations that are genuine and reflect Monaco’s values and traditions.
Cultural offer throughout the year:
Monaco’s popularity is without a doubt due to its asset of combining being the stunning number 1 state of glamour of the Côte d’Azur and offering an impressive amount of cultural richness and diversity. Especially in winter Monaco’s opera and Dance Forum present world-class masterpieces and promise a breathtaking program of entertainment, class, elegance and sophistication with one of the most beautiful shows the world has ever seen presented from 21-23 December 2012: The “Ballets de Monte Carlo”.
- Opera de Monte Carlo: Info and program available on http://www.opera.mc/
- Ballets de Monte Carlo and Monaco Dance Forum:
Highlights of 2013: Ballet Royal du Cambodge (March), Royal Ballet (June)
Colinette Yarns in beautiful Mid Wales has announced a new programme of creative workshops which encourage people to learn a new skill or brush up on existing ones.
The company promises a day of creative fun and learning in the colourful surroundings of the Colinette mill situated on the banks of River Banwy at Llanfair Caereinion.
The workshops begins on Saturday, September 15 with knitted and felted bags and embellishments, led by Gabby Davies. Participants will take home a great-looking bag at the end of the day.
The other workshops are: Saturday, September 22: Hats with Michelle Dibdin: Felted fun for terrific ‘titfers’. Saturday October 20: Knitted accessories in a whirl with Sally McCollin: Explore short row shaping, twisted stitches and knitting in the round to make a quick and funky hat, also start a scarf and bag to complete at home.
Saturday, October 27: Big needle knitting with Linda Parkhouse: Fun with big needles and pre-knitted tubing and stuffing for quick great projects (tea-cosy, cushion or scarf) to take away on the day. Saturday, November 3: Modular strips and stripes with Colinette Sansbury: Make a ‘strips and stripes’ scarf avoiding mathematical charts and embrace the art of creativity and freedom. Saturday, November 17: Christmas fun with Michelle Dibdin: Fun with felting for the festive season.
Each workshop costs £65, including a lunch, sourced from local artisan producers in the region.
People attending the workshops will be able to take away a small project that they have completed, together with a free goody bag of 250gm mixed yarns and colours, course notes and a handy Colinette canvas bag to store everything in.
There will also be time to browse around the mill shop to delight in the yarns and colours in the range.
For those planning to make a weekend of it, there’s a list of nearby accommodation available on request from Mid Wales Tourism or visit www.visitmidwales.co.uk.
Visit http://www.colinette.com/categories/workshops / for further information on each individual course or to book online.
Rockefeller Center (www.rockefellercenter.com ) will be transformed into a massive red carpet experience where visitors and shoppers will be made to feel like celebrities for the second annual Fashion’s Night Out on Friday, September 10, 2010, from 6:00PM to 11:00PM, at Rockefeller Center, between 49th and 50th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan.
The experience will feature red carpets lining the Channel Gardens, a live fashion presentation with models wearing clothing and accessories from the Center’s retailers, a Fashion’s Night Out step & repeat backdrop where visitors can pose for photos, and a Lucite stage for live music in front of the Prometheus statue overlooking The Rink Bar.
The evening will feature musical performances by Brooklyn-based bands BEAR HANDS, BRAHMS and SAVOIR ADORE. Visitors can take advantage of the various deals at participating retailers throughout Rockefeller Center as part of Fashion’s Night Out.
A complete list of participating retailers is available at www.rockefellercenter.com.
For more information about Fashion’s Night Out visit www.fashionsnightout.com . Fashion’s Night Out is an initiative supported by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, the City of New York, and Vogue.
WHAT: Fashion’s Night Out at Rockefeller Center
WHEN: Friday, September 10, 2010
6 PM – 11 PM
Bear Hands: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Brahms: 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM
Savoir Adore: 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
WHERE: Rockefeller Center
49th and 50th Streets between 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan
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