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HARD ROCK HOTELS: ROCK OM

Encouraging guests to play hard and purify harder, Hard Rock Hotels has expanded its Sound Body Wellness Program with the launch of  Rock Om — an in-room and on-site yoga experience fusing together the ancient art of yoga with the beat of music, available at all 27 hotels worldwide!

This exciting, new and complimentary program allows guests to energize their bodies and souls through the power of music, enjoying the electrifying beats produced by renowned music producer, director, sound ambassador and yogi, DJ Drez, and instructed by his talented singer, songwriter and yogini wife, Marti Nikko, through three videos on the Hard Rock Video On Demand television channel. Additionally, select Hard Rock Hotels offer live, on-site Rock Om classes for those looking to find their Zen in more of a group setting.

As an added bonus, guests can order yoga kits to be delivered to them either prior to arrival, at check-in or during their stay. The yoga kits include a regionally-inspired Yogitoes towel created by Manduka specifically for Hard Rock Hotels, a Manduka PROlite yoga mat and a Manduka Go Play carrier bag — all exclusive to the Rock Om  program and available for purchase in the Rock Shop.

The program is designed to deliver a customized yoga experience, allowing guests to refresh, rejuvenate and re-energize the mind, body and spirit through the brand’s biggest differentiator: music.  Please CLICK HERE  for more information.

Marchesa Donates Crazy Rich Asians Gown

Marchesa Donates Crazy Rich Asians Gown to the Smithsonian at Los Angeles Event

Dress Joins Collections in the National Museum of American History

Marchesa is donating the iconic blue dress that played an integral role in the Warner Bros. Pictures film Crazy Rich Asians to the National Museum of American History. The dress will be presented May 18 during “The Party: A Smithsonian Celebration of Asian Pacific Americans,” a Los Angeles event hosted by the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center at City Market Social House. “The Party” will celebrate and recognize the many contributions of Asian Pacific Americans to history and culture across industries, including music, film, sports and culinary arts. Tickets are available at Smithsonianapa.org.

This blue gown is part of a pivotal moment in the film’s plot in which Rachel Chu, played by actress Constance Wu, attends a high-profile wedding in defiance of her boyfriend’s disapproving mother Eleanor Young, played by Michelle Yeoh. The gown is a floor-length Grecian-style dress made of light blue tulle with floral applique, a deep V-neck and a cinched waist. The original version of the dress designed by Marchesa for its fall 2016 collection featured long sleeves, but they were temporarily removed by the film’s production for aesthetic purposes. The museum will receive the altered sleeveless version that appeared in the film.

“The film’s use of fashion is not merely decorative or secondary,” said Theodore S. Gonzalves, curator in the Division of Culture and Community Life at the National Museum of American History. “The cast’s clothing plays a crucial role in marking social class among its characters—from multi-generational moneyed elites of Peranakan (Straits-born Chinese immigrants), to the nouveau riche strivers of Singapore, to working class Chinese immigrants in the United States and their Asian American model minority progeny.”

Crazy Rich Asians is notable for having a mostly East Asian cast, the first Hollywood film to do so since The Joy Luck Club in 1993. The Warner Bros. film grossed $238 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing romantic comedy in a decade. The Crazy Rich Asians Marchesa gown joins a rich collection of museum artifacts with origins in film and entertainment such as Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz, Batman’s cowl from Batman and Robin and a handmaid’s costume from The Handmaid’s Tale TV show. The museum’s Archives Center also has a number of other theatrical scripts, video and audiotapes in its Luther Davis Collection.

“Representation of Asian Pacific Americans in film and media is critical to the visibility of a community who has made many contributions to the arts,” said Lisa Sasaki, director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. “By collecting the film’s iconic dress, the Smithsonian is better able to present these contributions to the world.”

Marchesa is an American brand specializing in women’s wear based in New York City. Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig established it in 2004.

From its establishment in 1997 as an initiative critical to the mission of the Smithsonian until today, the vision for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center has been to enrich the American story with the voices of Asian Pacific Americans. Asian Pacific America is the story of a vibrant, diverse and resilient set of communities that have been part of the American experience for more than 200 years. The center believes that people’s understanding of America and America’s standing in the world is richer, more compelling and more powerful when it includes the Asian Pacific American story. “The Party” also marks the launch of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Keystone Initiative, which is designed to rally support for the first permanent Asian Pacific American Gallery within the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center serves as a dynamic national resource for discovering why the Asian Pacific American experience matters every day, everywhere and all of the time.

Through incomparable collections, rigorous research and dynamic public outreach, the National Museum of American History explores the infinite richness and complexity of American history. It helps people understand the past in order to make sense of the present and shape a more informed future. The museum is located on Constitution Avenue N.W., between 12th and 14th streets, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). Admission is free. For more information, visit http://americanhistory.si.edu. For Smithsonian information, the public may call (202) 633-1000.

Expert Offers 10 Tips for Surviving Bottomless Brunch Without Hurting Your Liver

Now that brunch season is upon us, the last thing anyone wants to think about at their weekend gathering is how the fluffy French toast and fruity sangria they’re enjoying is affecting their health and how best to avoid hurting their liver. Lucky for them, that is where Dr. Tarek Hassanein of Southern California Liver Centers comes in.

Dr. Tarek Hassanein is a liver specialist who doesn’t believe in completely eliminating the fun from your life in the name of health. Instead, he has bcreated 10 tips to navigating your bottomless brunch. By offering your audience this advice, you are helping them navigate their upcoming boozy gathering with friends and family without negatively affecting your health…or your fun.


10 Tips for Navigating Your Next Boozy Brunch

1.       Savor your meal before drinking. Don’t drink on an empty stomach.

2.       Enjoy your beverage. Do not overeat and Sip your drink.

3.       Avoid binging. Binge drinking is 5 drinks or more in less than 4-5 hours.

4.       Keep your number of drinks as low as possible. Don’t consume more than 3 drinks for a man and 2 for a woman.

5.       Know your alcohol. One beer is equivalent to a glass of wine or a shot of liquor.

6.       Find a driver. Don’t drive after drinking. It is hard to judge your blood alcohol level and its effects on your cognitive ability and reflexes.

7.       Take your meds. If you are a diabetic or hypertensive, suffering from a heart or liver condition, take your daily medications, and check with your doctor to avoid alcohol interactions with your medications.

8.       Avoid overdoing pain meds. If you are going to use Tylenol, don’t exceed more than 3 grams in one day. Be aware that a lot of headache medicines or pain killers contain acetaminophen (Tylenol), so avoid accidental overdosing.

9.       Don’t mix. Avoid mixing alcohol with other recreational drugs.

10.     Space your beverages out. Allow your body the ability to metabolize what you ingested and avoid intoxication.

Mullin Automotive Museum Founder Introduces Mullin Estate Wines

The new venture has launched with three red varieties each produced in the Italian region of Umbria and inspired by a bespoke French vehicle from the Mullin Automotive Museum collection

Mullin Automotive Museum Founder and CEO Peter Mullin has today introduced his latest business venture, Mullin Estate Wines. The new company has launched with three red wines each inspired by a bespoke French automobile in the museum collection including the 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Cabriolet, the 1937 Talbot-Lago Type 150-C-S “Teardrop” and the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic.

The year 2016 marked the very first high-quality production for Mullin Estate Wines. His Doglio vineyard is close to the medieval hilltop town of Todi in Umbria, known as the green heart of Italy. The ancient viticulture tradition here traces back to the Etruscans who began growing grapes thousands of years ago. Made by third-generation winemaker Paolo Trappolini, the wines are bottled, labeled and packaged in the local cantina for shipment predominantly to the USA and the United Kingdom.

“Mullin Estate Wines combines my two passions: the art of the automobile and the art of winegrowing,” said Mullin Automotive Museum Founder and CEO Peter Mullin. “I’m thrilled to introduce these fine wines to the world so that car enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs alike can appreciate the inspiration behind each bottle.”

2016 Rosso Umbria IGT

The youngest and most versatile of the family, the “little” Rosso Umbria is inspired by the 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Cabriolet—Mrs. Mullin’s personal choice. Best paired with simply-prepared red meat, pasta with ragout and roasted poultry, this red blend is full bodied with an intense flavor and smooth tannins.

2016 Syrah Umbria IGT

Like the 1937 Talbot-Lago Type 150-C-S “Teardrop,” the Syrah Umbria is elegant, serious and powerful. Delicious with braised red meat, steaks and seasonal cheeses, this wine has a round and silky flavor composition with equally round and rich tannins.

2016 Sangiovese Umbria IGT

Made with the best selection of grapes in limited quantities, Sangiovese is the leading indigenous grape of both Tuscany and Umbria. It is the crown jewel of the collection, much like its 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic counterpart. With deep, warm flavors of plum, spices, dark chocolate and tobacco, this wine has good minerality and a very long-lasting taste.

A white wine will be launched in the summer of 2019. For exclusive updates, please join the Mullin Estate Wines mailing list. For more information about Mullin Estate Wines, please visit www.MullinEstateWines.it.

WAR OF THE REALMS: NEW AGENTS OF ATLAST #1

In a story spinning out of WAR OF THE REALMS, hit characters from the popular mobile RPG game MARVEL Future Fight join Marvel’s newest heroes from China, along with its newest Filipina sensation for an all-new story! Suit up as Luna Snow, Crescent and Io, Aero and Swordmaster, and Wave join Marvel mainstays Kamala Khan, Amadeus Cho, Cindy Moon, and Shang-Chi to fight Malekith’s forces on Earth!

Writer Greg Pak and artist Gang-Hyuk Lim bring new and exciting heroes to life in an all-new story with WAR OF THE REALMS: NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #1, which has received critical acclaim from comic fans and critics alike – and Marvel is excited to announce that the first issue will return to comic shops for a second printing.

“Having read a bunch of War of the Realms tie-ins, I gotta say this might be my favorite. The action is great, the art (by Gang Hyuk Lim, Federico Blee, and Clayton Cowles) is beautiful, and there’s some really fantastic character work that helps you identify with the characters.” – Rogues Portal

“Greg Pak and Gang Hyuk Lim have crafted a great issue filled with lovable second-string characters…Jimmy Woo’s Atlas team is wonderfully diverse and bounce off one another brilliantly, both in combat and camaraderie.” – Comic Book Resources

“Greg Pak has always kept character as a priority for his books and it’s fun to see how he’s exploring the team book here.” – AiPT!

Get caught up now before issue #2 hits on May 22nd!

Logic “The Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Tour”

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated, Def Jam Recordings/Visionary Music Group artist Logic announced a new North American tour kicking off this fall, “The Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Tour”.  Produced by Live Nation, the outing will visit 26 cities across North America, making stops in Portland, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Toronto, Brooklyn, Chicago and more.  Logic will be joined by special guests J.I.D and YBN Cordae.
 
Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, May 17 at 10am local time at Ticketmaster.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Tuesday, May 14 at 10am local time through Thursday, May 16 at 10pm local time.
 
Logic will also offer VIP packages for the tour that will be available at www.VIPNation.com.
 
Logic catapulted to fame with his now 5x platinum “1-800-273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)” featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. The song garnered two Grammy nominations, including “Song of the Year,” was a Billboard Hot 100 hit, Top 10 at Pop Radio, #1 on Spotify, and #5 on Spotify Global. His most recent release, “Homicide” featuring Eminem, garnered over 30 million streams in one week and debuted at #1 on the Spotify US Charts upon release.

FISHER Releases “You Little Beauty”

Grammy -nominated DJ and producer FISHER has dropped new single “You Little Beauty,” released today, May 10th. Listen to the track HERE.

The track, which samples the vocals of late disco and house legend Loleatta Holloway, is released via the Australian artist’s own Catch & Release label and Astralwerks. The track evoked a particularly strong reaction when dropped in the midst of FISHER’s massively well-received set at Coachella last month.

“You Little Beauty” marks the larger-than-life character’s first release of 2019, following on from last years “Losing It.” An instant hit, the track has now racked up more than 66 million Spotify streams.

This preceded a sold out Catch & Release party at Miami Music Week, and FISHER’s summer is shaping up to be just as busy. With slots at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas and Movement Detroit before the end of the month, he will then embark on an extensive European tour, taking in Parklife, Lovebox, Leeds & Reading, and more.

FISHER is also set to partner with Solardo and Camelphat for a brand-new weekly Ibiza residency. Titled Bodyworks, they will take over Hï Ibiza every Tuesday from June 25th to September 24th.

Known for his wild sense of humor and energetic DJing style, FISHER first burst onto the US electronic scene with tracks “Stop It” and “Ya Kidding” and has since become one of the scene’s most in- demand talents.

Arriving just in time for summer, “You Little Beauty” has all the makings of a track set to take both charts and dance floors by storm.

DOLCE&GABBANA Beauty + new limited-edition scent

LIMITED EDITION FOR SUMMER 2019

While Bianca Balti and David Gandy remain the iconic faces of Light Blue and Light Blue Pour Homme, a new couple embodies the 2019 Summer limited edition to tell the story of the new fragrances: Light Blue Sun

Light Blue Sun is an invitation to Capri – let the new fragrance take you on a trip to relive your first summer romance.

LIGHT BLUE SUN – POUR FEMME

Dolce&Gabbana Beauty captures the essence of young, sun-kissed passion with new limited edition fragrances, Light Blue Sun, exploring a new olfactory territory: warm, sensual, sunny. Light Blue Sun is inspired by the exhilarating magic of summer love on the enchanting island of Capri, warmed by the dazzling Mediterranean sun rays. This summer, Light Blue’s fruity floral signature takes on a new sunny, sensual quality, as though warmed by the languorous heat of the Capri sun. Light Blue’s mouth-watering top notes of tangy Italian lemon and juicy Granny Smith apple are quenched with a liberal splash of cool, refreshing coconut water, and sharpened by the crisp sea sprays of the ozonic accord. The original heart of sensual jasmine and feminine white rose is now infused with exotic frangipani, creating a heady blend of sun-soaked floral nectar. In the base, aromatic cedarwood is warmed with ambrosial amber and the sweet intensity of Bourbon vanilla. Finally, a hypnotic trail of seductive white musks lingers on the skin, evoking the addictive desire of summer love.

LIGHT BLUE SUN – POUR HOMME

The iconic woody, spicy scent of Light Blue Pour Homme is reinvented with a splash of freshness and suffused with the warmth of the Italian sun. A chilled cocktail of Italian bergamot and juicy frozen grapefruit is invigorated with the vibrant, spicy tang of ginger and the fresh aquatic wave of the ozonic accord. As the fragrance evolves to an intensely Mediterranean and masculine heart, the warmth of cedarwood and cypress conjure the power of the sun at its midday peak, setting aromatic rosemary against a refreshing cooler of coconut water. Woody oakmoss and sensual white musks dominate the drydown, as earthy vetiver and carnal vanilla recreate the irresistible allure of salty, sun-kissed skin.

THE PACKAGING

The warm sun of Capri lends its golden amber hue to the fragrances, while the sky- blue boxes are embellished with a traditional illustration of the beaming sun, in the style of the Mediterranean majolica of Capri.

THE NEW DIGITAL CAMPAIGN

The launch of Light Blue Sun marks the sequel to the Light Blue story with the summer crush of two young blondes, who meet on the enchanting island of Capri.

CHAPTER 1: SUNCRUSH

While she enjoys a gelato, and he works on the harbourside, the young couple catch each other’s eye.

CHAPTER 2: SUNSATION

As she sunbathes on the beach, he approaches to whisper an invitation in her ear. They spot a boat moored near the Faraglioni and hatch a plan.

CHAPTER 3: SUNSCAPE

Winding along the clifftops on his scooter, her arms wrapped tight around his waist, they arrive at a secluded cove, the sea sparkling in the midday sun. He dives into the water towards the boat anchored just off shore….

CHAPTER 4: SUNKISS

She basks on the sun-soaked deck, while he pulls anchor. Finally, they can resist each other no longer, and he draws her towards him in a passionate kiss….

THE MASH-UP:

Lunching in the sun with her friends, she spots him working on the dock, and her imagination starts to race. Suddenly she is basking in the sun, as he whispers in her ear, then stripping down to her bikini as they dive into the water. She imagines them frolicking on the deck of a boat by the Faraglioni cliffs, and imagines him drawing her towards him in a passionate embrace. As she finally emerges from her reverie, she holds his gaze with a flirtatious smile.

Why Whole Grain?

Whole grain can contribute to health by changing intestinal serotonin production

Adults consuming whole grain rye have lower plasma serotonin levels than people eating low-fibre wheat bread, according to a recent study by the University of Eastern Finland and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). In the study, the consumption of cereal fibre from rye or wheat was also found to reduce serotonin levels in the colon of mice. In light of the results, the health benefits of whole grain cereals may be linked, at least in part, to the alteration of serotonin production in the intestines, where the majority of the body’s serotonin is produced. The results of were published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The consumption of whole grain cereals has been associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers, but the underlying mechanisms are still poorly understood. There may be effects on bioactive compounds contained in whole grains, phytochemicals and fibres from which different metabolites are produced by intestinal bacteria.

The new study explored how the consumption of wholegrain rye modulates concentrations of different metabolites in the bloodstream. The study employed untargeted metabolite profiling, also known as metabolomics, which can simultaneously detect numerous metabolites, including those previously unknown.

For the first four weeks of the study, the participants ate 6 to 10 slices a day of low-fibre wheat bread, and then another four weeks the same amount of wholegrain rye bread or wheat bread supplemented with rye fibre. Otherwise, they didn’t change their diet. At the end of both periods, they gave blood samples, which were analysed by a combination of liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. Their plasma metabolite profiles between the different diet periods were then compared.


The consumption of wholegrain rye led to, among other things, significantly lower serotonin concentrations when compared to consumption of low-fibre wheat bread. The researchers also tested in mice whether the addition of cereal fibre to the diet changes serotonin production in the intestine. The diet of the mice was supplemented for nine weeks with rye bran, wheat bran or cellulose flour. The mice receiving rye or wheat bran had significantly lower serotonin in their colon.

Serotonin is best known as a neurotransmitter in the brain. However, serotonin produced by the intestines remains separated from the brain, serving various peripheral functions including modulation of gut’s motility. Increased blood serotonin has also been associated with high blood glucose levels.

“Whole grain, on the other hand, is known to reduce the risk of diabetes, and on the basis of these new results, the effect could at least partly be due to a decrease in serotonin levels,” says Academy Research Fellow Kati Hanhineva from the University of Eastern Finland.

The researchers are also interested in the association of serotonin with colorectal cancer.
“Some recent studies have found cancer patients to have higher plasma serotonin levels than healthy controls,” Scientist Pekka Keski-Rahkonen from IARC adds.

The consumption of wholegrain rye bread was also associated with lower plasma concentrations of taurine, glycerophosphocholine and two endogenous glycerophospholipids. In addition, the researchers identified 15 rye phytochemicals whose levels in the bloodstream increased with the consumption of rye fibre.

 

Bene Drops “Evil Spider”

Hailing from the suburbs of Auckland, 19-year-old indie pop artist Bene returns with her latest single “Evil Spider,” out today—listen HERE! Coming off the heels of her Gold-Certified hit “Soaked,” the up and coming singer and songwriter also announces her upcoming debut EP is set for release on June 28.
 
Of “Evil Spider,” Bene says, “‘Evil Spider’ is about wanting someone that’s already taken. When writing the song, I didn’t wanna make the lyrics too obviously evil, so I thought I’d turn myself into the spider, making it a lil lighter and making the song revolve around me weaving webs to lure the person, catch ‘em like a spider then reel them in. I remember humming ‘Incy Wincy Spider’ in the studio, which inspired the playful vibe of the song.”
 
Bene has emerged as New Zealand’s artist to watch with her chart-topping hit “Soaked,” which quickly climbed Spotify’s Viral Charts, accumulated over 17 million streams to date, charted on Australia’s Triple J radio’s Hottest 100 of 2018 and held the number one spot on New Zealand’s Shazam Top 100 for two months, not to mention achieved Gold Certification in New Zealand and Australia. With endorsements from Zane Lowe and Apple’s Beats1 radio, Bene went from playing her first small club gig to her first arena show—opening for longtime role model Lily Allen—in a matter of months. 

In support of “Evil Spider” and her upcoming debut EP, Bene will be performing at New York’s Mercury Lounge on June 17. Tickets are available now HERE.