Karisma Unveils New “Gourmet Inclusive” Destination Wedding Events
Karisma Hotels & Resorts unveiled Gourmet Inclusive Wedding Events, which enable couples to design destination weddings and events in Negril, Jamaica, and Mexico’s Riviera Maya. They can choose from six themes, called Memorable Moments Signature Wedding Collection.
Couples are matched up with a Karisma Signature Wedding Designer and choose their Signature Accents, which could include beachfront ceremonies, resort rooftops, or, among other venues, seaside chapels. Brides take the Memorable Moments Interactive Style Quiz, which matches them to the appropriate destination wedding. Choices include Coastal Bliss, a seaside wedding; Vintage Elegance, with an emphasis on the finer things in life and romantic details; Pure Glamour, with a touch of old Hollywood ambiance; Sophisticated Soiree, with a cosmopolitan ambiance; Majestic Flair with exotic details; and Colonial Charm, embracing the charm of a chosen destination.
The program also features Gourmet Inclusive Pairings, which are chef-inspired meals paired to each theme as well as Jackson Family Wines’ recommendations; Memorable Moments Signature Wedding Cakes and Love Is Sweet Alternatives (cupcakes, cake pops and mini cakes); and Signature Accents, which include personalized stationery, ceremony shade lounges, Memorable Moments musical playlists, wedding signs, floral collections, and décor.
Karisma also has introduced a three-night Brides Dress Rehearsal at selected destinations that enable brides to meet photographers, musicians, florists, and the on-site wedding team. They are able to sample menus, wedding cakes, signature cocktails, and wine pairings. Participating brides receive a $500 wedding credit when they book 10 rooms. The cost is $399, including accommodations and Karisma’s Gourmet Inclusive experience.
From farmers dancing and hand-crafted local bitters to snow geese swimming and mushroom hunts, there are at least 12 Reasons to rejoice this holiday season in Colorado. Give the gift of a memorable experience in Colorado’s countryside to your true love with thesis agriculturally inspired 12 days of Christmas. For more culinary, farm and ranch ideas, click here .
12 Drinkers Drinking – Colorado HAS paved the way for craft brewers, distillers and vintners to celebrate high-quality, local ingredients, Often Producing and controlling all products from grain to glass. From Woody Creek Distillers’ potato seed to sip vodka and Jack Rabbit Hill’s organic and biodynamic wines to Twisted Pine Brewing Company ‘ s Farm to Foam series, Colorado embraces and highlights local ingredients icts icts in beer, wine and spirits.
11 Bitters Biting – The newly opened Bread Bar in Silver Plume HAS dual identities: During the week, the historic building ounce That Housed Sopp & Truscott bakery Operates as Dram Apothecary , and on the weekends it transforms into a hipster bar mountain. Dram Apothecary is-committed to handcrafted bitters and teas using local wild herbs found in the nearby Rocky Mountain terrain.
10 Leaping Llamas – The Golden Fiber Arts Studio offers novices and experts alike a wide selection of fiber arts instructional classes, Including traditional quilting, felting, sewing, silk and wool fusion, art quilting, fabric painting and more. The studio offers seasonal workshops and recurring classes year round, as well as classes and camps just for kids.
9 Farmers Dancing – Ring in the holiday season at May Farms’ Annual Christmas at the Farm on December 13, 2013 in Byers. Will guests enjoy live Christmas music, dinner and dancing That all kicks off at 5 pm and lasts well into the night.
8 Maids a-Milking – During a stay at the Mountain Goat Lodge in Salida, guests can learn how to make cheese Their Own. The cheese making courses take participants through everything from how to milk a goat to how to make a simple cheeses using fresh milk. The two-hour classes include instruction on goat husbandry and a hands-on workshop to make two of the Following: chevre, fresh mozzarella, feta, paneer, or Greek-style yogurt.
7 Snow Geese Swimming – Celebrate birds, watchable wildlife and heritage in southeastern Colorado falling on the 12 th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival , February 20-23, 2014 in Lamar. Attendees can expand Their birding knowledge with seminars and workshops The Many That Are offert, as well as witness the more than 70 bird species falling on the guided birding tours and bird walks.
6 Laying Chickens – The fourth generation farmers on the 33-acre Dayspring Farm on Colorado’s Western Slope are Devoted to sustainable, natural and organic farming practices result in That healthy eggs, meats, body care products and essential oils. Visitors Will Find truly charming body care items: such as rose-infused honey, lavender essential oils, baby bum balm and more.
5 Hand-Made Goods – Crestone Will feature local artists and craftsmen icts falling on Winterfest , December 6-8, 2013. Wooden toys, special ornaments, handmade soaps, beadwork and antler jewelry, fine fibers and more can be found falling on the traditional Gift Bazaar at the Crestone Charter School.
4 Hunts Mushroom – Mushroom foraging trips and experiences are on the rise in Colorado due to icts abundant number of species available and season of mushrooms and fungi. The state is home to 2,000 to 3,000 varieties of mushrooms, All which is the second large largest concentration of mushrooms in the U.S. Mycotours group offers themed hunts and Individually-tailored Forays with mushroom experts Have you guide foragers to explore Colorado’s varied terrain and fungi offerings.
3 Sandhill Cranes – The Monte Vista Crane Festival , March 7-9, 2014, celebrates the San Luis Valley’s oldest visitors, Have you begin Their annual journey from south to north by visiting the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge to energize Before Their trek. Greater sandhill cranes The 20,000 could we show for the crane watchers Have you expected the festival, aussi All which features wildlife experts, local naturalists and biologists Have you host educational workshops.
2 Rainbow Trout – The tail waters of Stagecoach Reservoir and Lake Catamount near Steamboat Springs offer stretches of river That run flush with trout 365 days a year. Visitors can snowshoe, snowmobile or snowbike the short distance to the public stretches of water below Stagecoach Reservoir. Rainbow, brown, brookie, whitefish and Cutthroat trout are known to feed midday falling on the winter months. No matter how much snow blankets the Yampa Valley, it’s still an angler’s paradise.
And a Chicken Mating was Lek – Arena Dust Tours in Granada hosts private seasonal lesser prairie-chicken towers falling on peak mating season (March – May), birdwatchers Offering the opportunity to see an age-old mating ritual. The lesser prairie-chicken HAS natural habitat of sandy grassland Areas, making an ideal location southeast Colorado, and has-been listed as a Threatened species since 1973. Arena Dust Tours aussi offers traditional chuck wagon meals and tours of the historic area of southeast Colorado.
Colorado is a four-season destination Offering unparalleled adventure and recreational pursuits, a thriving arts scene, rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine and 25 renowned Ski Areas and Resorts. The state’s breathtaking scenic landscape Boasts natural hot springs, the headwaters of seven major rivers, lakes and reservoirs Many peaceful, 13 national parks and monuments, and 58 mountain peaks top 14,000 feet That.
For more information or a copy of the 2013 Colorado Official State Vacation Guide, visit www.COLORADO.com or call 1-800-COLORADO. Follow Colorado on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , Pinterest , Google+ , Foursquare , Flickr , Tumblr and YouTube .
Highland Paradise Cultural Centre on Rarotonga is offering wedding groups a cultural experience at the center before or after the wedding day, providing the experience complimentary to the bride & groom. The experience includes exclusive evening transportation, a historic village experience, marae tapu lifting, warrior welcome, cocktail and authentic umu feast, cultural dance performance and a traditional champagne ceremony.
For more information about Highland Paradise, please visit their website here
Kona, Hawaii, the Big Island ~On Hawaii, the Big Island, Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay is touting its unique location as an ideal “I Do” wedding destination. The resort, situated on the iconic lava rocks of the Kona coast overlooking historically significant Keauhou Bay, is a blend of adventure, culture, heritage and authentic Hawaiian hospitality.
“Nowhere else in Hawaii will couples find the diverse location options that are available to them within Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa’s 22 oceanfront acres,” said the resort’s director of cater
Bay View Wedding Chapel
ing and events Florence Sanchez.
Nestled in a lush garden landscaped with tropical greenery, the Bay View Wedding Chapel is the only resortchapel on the Kona coast. Within steps is tranquil and scenic Keauhou Bay. The chapel seats up to 50 guests. Plantation doors along both sides of the chapel open to the Bay View Gardens to welcome cooling tropical breezes.
Fronting the resort are stunning lava cliffs juxtaposed against a backdrop that is all ocean. Atop the cliffs are pockets of soft white sand where barefoot I Do’s are punctuated by crimson Pacific sunsets on the distant horizon.
But perhaps the most dramatic location of all is not quite so visible. Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa can arrange for couples
Manta Ray photo by James L. Wing
to “Marry with the Manta.”
Long known as a gathering place for the famous Keauhou manta rays, couples and their guests can board a vessel from nearby Keauhou Bay for the five minute boat ride to the spot fronting the resort’s Rays on the Bay restaurant where manta rays gather most evenings to feed on plankton. Diving below with certified diver, videographer and wedding officiant James L. Wing, couples can signal their vows for the most memorable of ceremonies with manta rays as special guests.
Wedding packages at Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa begin at just $2400 and always include the personal services of a wedding specialist to coordinate on-site arrangements, including the addition of thoughtful Hawaiian cultural elements to enhance the occasion and sense of place. Marry with the Manta prices vary based on number of guests and whether the couple opts for chartered or shared vessel.
Regardless of the location, every moment at Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay is highly customizable for dream destination weddings and memorable stays for couples and their guests.
Visit www.SheratonKona.com or call 808-930-4900.
About Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay:
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay is a blend of adventure, culture, heritage and authentic Hawaiian aloha hospitality. Situated on the iconic lava rocks of the Kona coast overlooking historically significant Keauhou Bay, the newly revitalized and completely unique oceanfront resort flourishes with naturally landscaped lands that were once the birthplace and playgrounds of kings. There are 485 guest rooms and 24 suites on 22 acres. Considered the “Gateway to the Bay,” The Flying Fish outfitters provides an all-access pass to fun and adventure where guests have immediate access to paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, surfing, boat tours and exploring the pristine reef. Ocean view restaurants partner with local farms and fishermen to serve only the freshest ingredients. Rays on the Bay is the world’s only restaurant to enjoy nightly live music by fire pit and observe majestic Manta Rays in their natural habitat. Under the stars, a weekly luau offers a colorful journey through history. Offering the ultimate pool experience, guests rave about the 200-foot lava tube water slide, hot tubs, sprouting fountains and the sandy-bottomed children’s play area. Hoola Spa offers a healing Himalayan Salt Room and oceanfront treatment patio. Whether culture seeker, romantic or ocean or land explorer, guests find themselves in the perfect location to discover and experience the beauty of Hawaii.
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About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii
With 11 properties across the diverse Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii offers the best hotel destinations to celebrate romance, reconnect with family, focus on business or launch an adventure. Located on or just footsteps away from the Islands’ best beaches, Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii is a collection of iconic and historic hotels and resorts – properties with expansive and breathtaking backdrops, innovative guest programming and luxurious amenities representing internationally renowned hotel brands from Sheraton, Westin, Luxury Collection and St. Regis. For more information about Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii, please call (866) 716-8140 or visit www.Starwoodhawaii.com
For booking information please call 1-866-716-8140 or visit www.starwoodhawaii.com
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,134 properties in nearly 100 countries and 171,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and ElementSM. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands.
It’s a laugh a minute at a new series of live Christmas Comedy Nights at the Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh every Thursday and Friday from 5th to 20th December. The stylish hotel, which overlooks the Suffolk Heritage Coast, has joined forces with Soho Theatre, London’s most vibrant venue for new theatre, comedy and cabaret.
A new alternative to the office Christmas party, the Comedy Nights will feature a variety of emerging acts such as Nish Kumar, Mae Martin and Jen Brister*. Include a pre-dinner drink, delicious food from a set three-course festive menu, plus table novelties and you have all the ingredients for a great night out that’s full of laughter.
Set in one of Britain’s best seaside locations, the smart 44 bedroom hotel with its coastal themed decor and fresh, locally sourced food optimises the perfect pre-Christmas break. Since opening in 2000, Soho theatre has welcomed over a million audience members into its three performance spaces and is recognised as one of London’s top comedy venues for emerging and established artists alike. Bring the two together and you have unique combination that’s sure to guarantee a fun evening in the lead-up to Christmas.
Beginning at 7pm, the Comedy Nights are priced from £85 per person including an overnight stay in an Aldeburgh facing room, based on two sharing; or the dinner and comedy only is £35 per person. To book call The Brudenell on 01728 452071 or for more details visit www.brudenellhotel.co.uk, upgrades to a sea view room available at a supplement; information about Soho Theatre can be found on www.sohotheatre.com.
Nish Kumar – performing Thursday, 5th December
Earlier this year, Nish Kumar performed a sell-out run at the Soho Theatre. Since then he has been nominated for ‘Best Show’ at the Leicester Comedy Festival, appeared on XFM, lost three phone chargers, done a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe and filmed an episode of Stewart Lee’s ‘Alternative Comedy Experience’ for Comedy Central. As heard on BBC Radio 4. Also he’s a brilliant dude.
Mae Martin – performing Friday, 13th December
“Let’s have a nice time, for once in our terrible lives!” After a stellar year (Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC Radio 4), Canadian Mae Martin is live on stage doing what she does best. 2013 was Mae’s third successful year at the Edinburgh fringe (Underbelly), where her show was critically well received and made her the only female finalist in this year’s Amused Moose Laughter Awards. She is currently supporting Nina Conti on her UK wide tour and can be seen on ITV2′s comedy panel show Fake Reaction later this year.
Jen Brister – performing Friday, 20th December
After her summer run at Soho, Jen Brister brings her trademark frenetic, animated style to this year’s festivities. A regular performer on the UK and international circuit Brister has written for BBC Scotland presented for BBC6 Music and starred in Russell Brand’s Cloud Cuckoo Land for BBC Radio 2. She is a 37-year old cynical malcontent whose greatest life achievement so far is receiving 22 RTs of an angry Tweet during Question Time.
Express Ticketing have added Honeymoon Worldwide Holidays and Tahiti Nui Vacations to their list of preferred partners, giving members some great new holiday, honeymoon and leisure options for their customers.
Honeymooon Worldwide Holidays understand and value that a honeymoon is a most treasured beginning of a new couples’ life together and will therefore strive to make it the most unforgettable experience.
“We want your honeymoon, anniversary or romantic holiday to be remembered and talked about for a long time, so let us share in your joy and you won’t be disappointed.”
Honeymoon Worldwide Holidays where: “Your honeymoon means the world to us!”
Tahiti Nui Vacations are one of Australia’s leading Tahiti specialists. If your clients are looking at planning a Honeymoon, vacation or simply a break you can rely on Tahiti Nui Vacations’ extensive understanding of each and every property and their entire range of villas, suites and bungalows that they feature within their exclusive collection.
The discerningly constructed and stylishly decorated Regent Hotels & Resorts put a tender loving finish to the summer with Romance to Remember wedding and honeymoon deals available at Regent Beijing, Regent Berlin, Regent Taipei, Regent Phuket and the newly opened Regent Bali.
The exclusive wedding packages at Regent provide unique opportunities for the couple, family and friends to form fond memories through the exchange of vows. At Regent hotels located in Asia, the couple can choose a local Balinese, Chinese, or Thai style ceremony to embrace the indigenous culture or a classic and always romantic Western style ceremony. At Regent Berlin, a fairy tale comes true with a carriage ride and white dove release. All wedding packages include at least one night’s stay in a luxurious and specially adorned suite for the bride and groom and special gifts such as a beautifully decorated wedding cake, first-anniversary dinner on the house, spa treatments and chauffeur services.
A Romance to Remember at Regent also entails accommodation packages that are meant for not just honeymooners but any couple looking for a romantic getaway. The package standard includes two or three nights in a luxury Suite with daily breakfast, a romantic dinner for two with a bottle of champagne or wine and floral setup; extra features embracing the locality of each hotel complete the romantic Regent experience. Regent Bali offers a signature massage for two persons, chocolate-dipped strawberries to compliment the free bottle of champagne, free minibar and evening canapés. Regent Beijing offers Regent Club benefits, welcome fruits and chocolate, evening cocktails and free pressing of garments. Experience a vibrant city landscape with Regent Berlin’s sightseeing tour. Indulge in a pampering 3-hour spa treatment for two at Regent Phuket Cape Panwa followed by a romantic flower bath with chocolate and minibar. At Regent Taipei, the newlyweds enjoy access to Tai Pan Club, a city tour, a Clé de Peau Beauty Syndicatif Exclusive Kit and a Regent Galleria shopping certificate.
At Regent Hotels & Resorts, the professional staff will take care of everything so that the bride and groom-to-be can truly relax and enjoy. Each location, complete with exquisite venues, luxurious dining, carefully selected beverages and the renowned Tao of Regent service attitude offer newlyweds everything they could want in a wedding, and a truly unique honeymoon.
Individual conditions apply for each hotel. Rates may be subject to tax and service charge as applicable.
For more information and reservations, please visit www.regenthotels.com or call the local toll free reservations number listed on the website.
Those looking for a magical venue for their winter wedding celebrations need look no further than Solis Lough Eske Castle, Donegal. The breathtaking, luxury, castle retreat is the perfect backdrop for the most special of days’.
Awarded Ireland’s wedding venue of the year and castle wedding venue of the year by the readers of Ireland’s most popular wedding website, weddingsonline.ie, for the last two years in a row, Lough Eske is officially as good as it gets!
Best of all the property has just launched their new winter wedding package, which is available on select dates from October 2013 to March 2014 and allows parties of 100 guests or more to have their special day for as little as €89 per person. So couples’ can have the wedding of their dreams and still have budget for a fabulous honeymoon!
This Special Wedding Package includes:
Champagne Reception for the Bride & Groom
Tea, Coffee & Cookies for all the wedding guests on arrival Glass of sparking Prosecco served on arrival
Exclusive use of our Ballroom suite 5 course Four Masters Banquet Menu
½ bottle of the SLEC House wine allocated per guest
Chair covers to match the bridal party colour
Candelabras for all tables
Supper choice of Fish & Chips or Chicken Goujons & Chips
Bridal Suite allocated for the night of the wedding
Spa treatment for the Bride & Groom on the day after the wedding
Located in Northwest Ireland, with the beautiful Bluestack Mountains as a backdrop, this stunning Castle caters to everything from small, intimate weddings of as little as 10 guests to larger celebrations of up to 280 guests. The surrounding estate and lake are straight out of a fairytale novel – picture postcard for those all-important wedding album images. There are 95 bedrooms and suites to choose from, and hotel facilities include a relaxing Solis Spa, two restaurants and bars, 600m² of event space and for couples’ looking to bask in total luxury, there is the gorgeous presidential suite.
The Castle’s dedicated wedding planners are on hand to help couples’ plan with every last detail. Bespoke menus are created by the property’s award-winning and Michelin-trained Executive Chef, Nicolas Le Toumelin.
So if you’re looking for the perfect venue for your special day, look no further than Lough Eske Castle, your dreams really will become a reality!
Notes to Editors:
For further details about the wedding services and packages at SLEC visit:
The Winter Wedding Package is available only to weddings with a minimum of 100 guests on
select dates from October 2013-March 2014
The Solís Hotels and Resorts brand was developed by legendary hotelier Horst Schulze and his team of hospitality experts. Solís Hotels and resorts is a collection of resorts, hotels and residences offering a convergence of unparalleled designs, settings and experiences.
Solis Lough Eske Castle has won the category of Ireland’s wedding venue of the year and castle wedding venue of the year for the last two years in a row (2012 ane 2013), the awards are voted for annualy by the readers of weddingsonline.ie awards. The site is Ireland’s most popular bridal website.
For more information on Lough Eske Castle please visit www.solislougheskecastle.ie
VICTORIA’S WEDDING CHAPEL TO GIVE AWAY COMPLIMENTARY WEDDING CEREMONIES TO VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY ON VETERAN’S DAYOctober 13, 2013 on 1:44 pm | In Las Vegas, Weddings Honeymoons | Comments Off
LAS VEGAS – Victoria’s Wedding Chapel will give away complimentary wedding ceremonies to all active duty military members and veterans all day from noon to 8 p.m. to commemorate Veteran’s Day on Monday, November 11.
“We want to show how much we appreciate everything that the men and women of the military do to keep our country safe,” said Janeen Hinden, owner of Victoria’s Wedding Chapel. “Giving them this special day is the least we can do.”
In addition to giving away the wedding ceremonies, Victoria’s Wedding Chapel will provide roses for the bride and her maid of honor. The chapel will also offer photography services and discounts will be available on receptions. Interested couples may contact Victoria’s Wedding Chapel at (702) 252-4565 to book their ceremony.
ABOUT VICTORIA’S WEDDING CHAPEL
Victoria’s Wedding Chapel is a full-service wedding, events and reception venue in Las Vegas, conveniently located less than one mile from the Strip. Janeen Hinden and her late husband, Michael, purchased the unique wedding and receptions complex nearly 15 years ago, just five years after it opened. The venue offers chapels and an outdoor terrace for wedding ceremonies, along with three reception rooms accommodating parties from 20 to 150 guests. Victoria’s Wedding Chapel can customize wedding packages for any couple’s needs from the ceremony to an all-inclusive wedding. Victoria’s Wedding Chapel is located at 2800 West Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, just west of I-15. More information about Victoria’s Wedding Chapel is available by calling 702.252.4565, on the website, on Facebook and on Twitter.
Zanzibar is an island off the coast of East Africa, with luscious vegetation, clear blue lagoons, memorising coral reefs and exotic views. Here destination weddings are a hit due to the weather being ideal for a Beach wedding most of the year. The closeness to the equator is what explains the warm of this destination but the official summer peak is in December and official winter low is in June.
Destination weddings have been growing in popularity with approximately 1 in every 10 weddings being a destination wedding (http://www.loc.gov/rr/business/wedding/ ).
In the U.S alone, of the $72 billion wedding industry 16% is accounted by destination wedding. (http://honeymoons.about.com/cs/eurogen1/a/weddingstats.htm).
Nestled in Zanzibar is Zanzi Resort, a little hidden sanctuary. Here the comfort of each guest is treasured with the team making sure you feel special in every way. Each of the seven villas are designed to give you the sense of total privacy and intimacy with their own pool, tropical garden, gazebo and access to the beach.
This privacy bodes well for honeymoon couples allowing you to spend your stay undetected and undisturbed by strangers.
On your honeymoon arrival, the team welcomes you with a bottle of sparkling wine (non-alcoholic for Muslim couples) which you can enjoy while watching a magic sunset on the beach. Savor the delectable cuisine (halal for Muslim Guests), explore the history and culture of the island, relax at Zanzi Resorts own in house spa and rest in your own private villa with the sound of the sea bringing perfect harmony.
Given that the beach is quite and only accessed by guests, this offers a perfect location for that intimate beach wedding.
The Zanzi Team will be your right hand man for your big day, organising the wedding coordination, booking the pastor (Sheigh or Imam for Muslims), setting up the venue, flowers, makeup, wedding cake, wedding beach dinner with candles and sparkling wine (non-alcoholic for Muslim Guests), canapés and cocktails during preparations and photographer.
A truly magical experience is awaiting for you at this destination.
For more information on honeymoon and wedding packages, please contact:
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