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Seasonal Cocktails For Fall

VS FRENCH 75

Ingredients

1.5 oz CÎROC VS French Brandy

0.5 oz lemon juice

0.5 oz simple syrup

Champagne of your choice

Method

1. Add 1.5 oz CÎROC VS French Brandy, 0.5 oz lemon juice, & 0.5 oz simple syrup in a shaker

2. Add ice & shake well until everything is chilled

3. Strain into a flute glass and garnish with lemon twist

4. Top with champagne

CÎROC CRISP

INGREDIENTS

1.5 OZ CÎROC Apple

4 Strawberries

1 Splash of Ginger Beer

METHOD

1. Muddle strawberries in a shaker

2. Add CÎROC Apple to the shaker and shake well

3. Top with splashes of Ginger Beer

4. Garnish with a sprig of Rosemary and a strawberry slice

SPICY SERENADE

INGREDIENTS

1 ½ oz DeLeón Platinum Tequila

½ oz fresh lime juice

¾ oz fresh blood orange juice

¾ oz cinnamon syrup

METHOD

1. Add all ingredients into a martini shaker with ice

2. Shake thoroughly

3. Strain into rocks glass

4. Garnish with a blood orange slice

Western River Expeditions

One river rafting company anticipates one of its best years in its history is just around the bend, thanks to the unprecedented strength of its early season bookings.
 
Western River Expeditions reports that its 3, 4, 6 and 7-day Grand Canyon trips for 2020 are full on many dates. And 2019 is already completely sold out. Western River is taking a wait list for spots that open up due to cancellations.
 
Opening day to place 2020 reservations was Nov. 15, 2018. “We booked over 1,000 seats on that day alone,” says Brandon Lake, CMO of Western River Expeditions.  “Online bookings are way up, with over 70 percent of some trips being booking online. Compared to the 40 percent average norm, this is a huge increase!”
 
He adds that, “other rivers are also seeing booming interest and bookings.” Bookings for 2019 five-day trips on Desolation Canyon, Green River are up three-fold over 2018. ”We have as many bookings for Desolation Canyon now as we usually end the year with.”
 
Other rivers favored in this booking uptick, comparing same time 2018 and 2019 include 

Lake attributes these record sales in part to:

  • Good overall US economy (to this point),
  • Swell of retiring Baby Boomers,
  • Popularity of the bucket list and desire to experience lifelong dreams like running the Grand Canyon and Cataract Canyon, 
  • Increasing interest in National Parks, particularly Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park which many guests visit while in Moab, Utah, before their trip to Desolation Canyon or Cataract Canyon.
  • Many new, excellent accommodation choices and availability for pre- and post-trip stays on adventures that depart from Moab, Utah (Cataract Canyon and Desolation Canyon). 

For those chomping at the bit to get on a raft in 2019, Western River advises that people call soon to reserve their space. “There are still some spots on some of our most popular expeditions and this is going to be an incredible year to experience the river.”
 
Lake explains that Western River is bound by the permits granted to them. These permits limit the number of guests that can travel with them each year. “This number doesn’t change, but guest demand for what is essentially a limited opportunity does.”
 
Utah’s Cataract Canyon, deep within Canyonlands National Park, is near enough in scale, appearance and proximity to the Grand Canyon that it works the same kind of magic found in the Grand herself. Just one canyon upstream on the Colorado River in Utah’s Canyonlands National Park is hands down the best alternative to a Grand Canyon rafting vacation,” he says.
 
Farther north from the confluence, Utah’s Desolation Canyon was carved by the 730-mile Green River, born from glacial melts on the Continental Divide in the Wyoming Rockies. The Green has created such rare and unique universe that Desolation Canyon has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. The Green’s whitewater promises soft adventure thrills over 60 fun-filled Class II and III rapids.
 

Calling Desolation Canyon “the ultimate, back-country family river trip,” Jason Taylor, an operations manager who oversees all of Western River Expeditions’ trips in Utah, noted that the five-day program is appropriate for children as young as 5. It’s also a great river trip for extended families and first-time rafters.
 
For a copy of Western River Expeditions’ 2019 catalog, questions, availability and reservations call toll-free: 866.904.1160 (Local: 801.942.6669) or visit the website at: http://www.westernriver.com/.

Eredità FW18

With a successful expansion into sneakers this past Spring, Eredità is continuing to offer casual, seasonal options for FW18.

Some of Eredità’s favorites are back for fall, including the Abrusco, Francesco, and Pascale. the Corvina is the brand’s newest addition for Fall/Winter 2018 a high-top, leather sneaker in a classic black, and also available for custom color selection.

Eredità’s Shoes’ products are handcrafted across Italy by family-run factories. With decades of experience and knowledge that has been passed down generation, the dedication to perfection is unparalleled. Cobblers from regions across Italy spend hours handcrafting every pair of Eredità Shoes for each individual customer.

Eredità Shoes are made to order and hand-dyed, giving you unique individualization from one pair to the next.

Harikara Sake

Harikara Sake Brings You A Holiday Buzz

Winter Rose

-2 oz Haikara Yuzu or Haikara Momo

-½ oz rum

-1 oz Lime Juice

-Dash of Simple Syrup

-Dash of Rose Water

-Dash of Lavender Bitters

-Ginger Ale for topping

-Cranberries or orange peel (for garnish)

Directions:

-Add all ingredients, except ginger ale, to a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat.

-Strain into rocks glass. Top with Ginger Ale and garnish.

Created by: Nick Mautone

ABOUT HAIKARA SAKE

Haikara Sake seamlessly brings together Japanese culture with America’s love for it. For the sushi, ramen, and yakitori lover on your list, Haikara will be an appreciated gift! Recently launched this fall, Haikara Yuzu is a Japanese citrus sake with a hint of lemon, while Haikara Momo is a Japanese peach sake. Haikara was created with endless mixing capabilities in mind. Crafted to be enjoyed chilled, over ice, or used to compliment cocktails, Haikara was created to give Americans a new way to appreciate sake.

Capitol Records Continues Celebration of 75th Anniversary With Second Installment of Holiday & Seasonal Classics

Capitol Records’ celebration of its 75th anniversary continues with the release of A Capitol Christmas Volume 2, a collection of 24 timeless holiday and seasonal classics sung by the label’s unmatched list of legends. Available now digitally and on 2CD, and December 1 as a double LP in gatefold cover, the album brings together some of pop music’s most iconic holiday songs with extremely rare recordings originally issued in very limited release. Volume 2’s list of singers includes Glen Campbell, The Beach Boys, Wayne Newton, Lena Horne, Dinah Shore, Nancy Wilson, Johnny Mercer, The Louvin Brothers and many more, with each contribution lovingly chronicled in liner notes provided by compilation producer Jay Landers.

 

Order and stream A Capitol Christmas Volume 2: https://lnk.to/CapitolChristmas2

A fitting companion to last year’s timeless collection, A Capitol Christmas Volume 2 continues to mine Capitol’s deep reservoir of holiday and seasonal standards sung by millions of celebrants each winter. The album features Wayne Newton’s jubilant takes on the rockabilly Christmas classic “Jingle Bell Rock” and perennial favorite “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” both originally released in 1966 on his first holiday album, Songs For A Merry Christmas, three years after his debut record on Capitol. Glen Campbell was one of Capitol’s most iconic stars of the ‘60s and ‘70s, recording a remarkable 40 albums for the label. In 1968, on the heels of a string of hit albums – the Grammy Award-winning By The Time I Get To Phoenix and Gentle On My Mind and the #1 record Wichita Lineman – Campbell teamed back up with Capitol’s in-house producer and arranger Al De Lory for That Christmas Feeling. The album is showcased here with Campbell’s exquisite rendition of the Elvis Presley-immortalized “Blue Christmas” and the lesser known “Old Toy Trains,” which was written by his good friend Roger Miller and shows off a different side of the singer. Second only to the Beatles, The Beach Boys were Capitol’s most popular recording act from the ‘60s until the end of the decade. For their fifth Capitol release, Brian Wilson turned his attention to the holidays, asking Four Freshmen’s arranger, Dick Reynolds, to write the charts for a 40-piece orchestra. The result was 1964’s The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album which featured their sunny take on “Frosty the Snowman” and Wilson’s original “Christmas Day,” which marked rhythm guitarist Al Jardine’s debut as a lead singer, both included here. 

 

The album spotlights some of the best of Capitol’s Christmas recordings from the 1940s, ’50 and ‘60s and transports listeners to a simpler time. Take thirteen-year-old Molly Bee’s “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” which caused a stir in 1952 when the song’s lyrics were condemned by the Catholic Church of Boston, but has survived to become a modern holiday classic, as easily recognizable as more traditional fare like “White Christmas.” Irving Berlin’s iconic song is represented here with a tranquil guitar and vocal-driven version by six-string legend Les Paul and his foil Mary Ford. Other chestnuts include crooner Al Martino’s lush, orchestral “Silver Bells” and Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians instrumental “Auld Lang Syne,” a song so ubiquitous it’s the soundtrack to New Year’s Eve around the world.

 

In addition to the beloved seasonal standards, the holiday compilation also features rare and interesting takes throughout like Nancy Wilson’s perfect interpretation of Frank Sinatra’s “The Christmas Waltz,” a true rarity that only appeared on a December 1968 limited-press promotional LP, The Capitol Disc Jockey Album. The incomparable Dinah Shore’s delivers a lightly swinging rendition of “Jingle Bells” originally issued on an unknown number of complimentary vinyl discs that were distributed as Christmas cards in Chevrolet dealerships around the country. Accomplished recording artist and movie star Lena Horne is spotlighted with the joyous “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and the beautiful, pensive “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” That song was a rare non-musical theater entry by Frank Loesser, composer of “Guys & Dolls” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” In Horne’s hands, the song becomes an alluring jazz ballad. And “Away in a Manger” in the hands of Charlie and Ira Louvin is nothing short of miraculous, full of raw emotion and the unrelenting shadow of sin the Louvins were so great at conveying.

 

In the true spirit of the holidays, A Capitol Christmas Volume 2 collects two dozen magical recordings that have helped to make the season bright for generations, bringing joy to the hearts and ears.

 

A CAPITOL CHRISTMAS CD/DIGITAL TRACK LISTING

1. Jingle Bell Rock – Wayne Newton

2. Blue Christmas – Glen Campbell

3. The Christmas Waltz – Nancy Wilson

4. Frosty The Snowman – The Beach Boys

5. Christmas All Alone – The Lettermen

6. Jingle Bells – Dinah Shore

7. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Molly Bee

8. A Marshmallow World – Ray Anthony and his Orchestra

9. Winter Wonderland – Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers

10. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm – The Starlighters

11. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Lena Horne

12. Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer – Wayne Newton

13. Christmas Day – The Beach Boys

14. Old Toy Trains – Glen Campbell

15. Away in a Manger – The Louvin Brothers

16. Silver Bells – Al Martino

17. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians

18. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? – Lena Horne

19. Do You Hear What I Hear? – Sonny James

20. Song of the Sleigh Bells – June Hutton & Axel Stordahl

21. Love Turns Winter to Spring – The Four Freshmen

22. White Christmas – Les Paul & Mary Ford

23. Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep) – Gordon MacRae

24. Auld Lang Syne – Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians

 

A CAPITOL CHRISTMAS VOL. 2 LP TRACK LISTING

SIDE A

1. Jingle Bell Rock – Wayne Newton

2. Blue Christmas – Glen Campbell

3. The Christmas Waltz – Nancy Wilson

4. Frosty The Snowman – The Beach Boys

5. Christmas All Alone – The Lettermen

6. Jingle Bells – Dinah Shore

 

SIDE B

1. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Molly Bee

2. A Marshmallow World – Ray Anthony and his Orchestra

3. Winter Wonderland – Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers

4. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm – The Starlighters

5. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Lena Horne

6. Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer – Wayne Newton

 

SIDE C

1. Christmas Day – The Beach Boys

2. Old Toy Trains – Glen Campbell

3. Away in a Manger – The Louvin Brothers

4. Silver Bells – Al Martino

5. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians

6. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? – Lena Horne

 

SIDE D

1. Do You Hear What I Hear? – Sonny James

2. Song of the Sleigh Bells – June Hutton & Axel Stordahl

3. Love Turns Winter to Spring – The Four Freshmen

4. White Christmas – Les Paul & Mary Ford

5. Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep) – Gordon MacRae

6. Auld Lang Syne – Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians

NEW LUXURIOUS FALL INSPIRED TREATMENTS

This autumn, The Spa at Trump at Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago invites guests to experience an upscale getaway, featuring a new lineup of sophisticated treatments inspired by the season that encourage relaxation and revitalization in preparation of cooler weather.

Available through November 30, 2017, The Spa’s fall menu features:

  • Hotty Totty Manicure and Pedicure: Experience the serene Hotty Totty Manicure and Pedicure treatment with proper exfoliation and hydration paired with a pear-infused brandy cocktail for added relaxation. Guests will be treated to a pedicure scrub infused with rice bran oil, which will keep skin rejuvenated this fall.
    The Hotty Totty Manicure and Pedicure is $119 for a 75-minute treatment.
  • Nourishing Harvest Massage: Restore the mind and body with a Nourishing Harvest Massage, performed using light to medium pressure and warm stone techniques proven to increase circulation and ease muscle tension. The infusion of aromatic citrus oil promotes restful thoughts, relief of anxiety as well as the uplifting of the mind and spirit.
    The Nourishing Harvest Massage is $155 for a 60-minute treatment.
  • Warm Caramel Coffee Scrub: Drift into undisturbed relaxation with the Warm Caramel Coffee Scrub exfoliating treatment. Hydrating Shea butter will have a polishing effect while the infused caffeine increases microcirculation for a temporary tightening effect. Restoring body butter is smoothed over skin at completion of the treatment resulting in newly smoothed skin in restoring body butter. Guests will be treated to tasty caramel truffles for the ultimate indulgence.
    The Warm Caramel Coffee Scrub is $165 for a 60-minute treatment.
  • Pumpkin Enzyme Peel Facial: This facial is a powerful yet gentle exfoliating treatment that utilizes pumpkin enzymes to remove cellular buildup and slough away dead skin to reveal a smoother and brighter complexion. Dull and tired skin is revitalized with this ultimate anti-aging hydration treatment, complete with an added complimentary lip or brow waxing treatment.
    The Pumpkin Enzyme Peel Facial is $139 for a 60-minute treatment.
  • Fall Into Fitness Riverwalk Boot Camp: Stay in the summer fitness mind and join The Spa at Trump Health Club’s certified fitness trainers every Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. for a boot camp workout session on the city’s beautiful outdoor Riverwalk. The class combines cardio and strength training to aid sculpting while guests soak in the crisp fall air with unmatched views.
    Each boot camp session is $30 per guest.
To learn more about The Spa’s fall menu or to schedule an appointment, please contact 312-588-8020 or visit The Spa here.
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About The Spa at Trump® and Health Club
The Spa at Trump and Health Club is open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Appointments are strongly recommended. Cancellations or changes to appointments should be made at least 24 hours in advance for single services, and 48 hours in advance for multiple treatments. Guests may wish to arrive 45 minutes prior to their appointment to sign in and enjoy a steam or shower. All spa guests must be 16 years or older to schedule a treatment or use The Spa at Trump® and Health Club. The Spa at Trump® accepts all major credit cards and personal checks. Hotel guests may charge services to their room. Gift certificates for The Spa at Trump® are also available and may be purchased at the Spa reception desk or by phone. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 312-588-8020.

About Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago
Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, located in the heart of the city at 401 N. Wabash Avenue, welcomed its first hotel guests in January 2008. The hotel, comprising floors 14-27 of a 92-story residential tower developed by the Trump Organization, features 339 luxuriously appointed guestrooms including one-, two- and three-bedroom suites; Sixteen, the two-star Michelin-rated restaurant; The Spa at Trump® with 53 specially appointed spa guest rooms; the Trump Health Club; Rebar, a chic cocktail lounge; The Terrace and more. Designed by the noted architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with interiors by McGinley Design, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago is a stunning addition to Chicago’s distinguished skyline. The hotel underwent a design refresh as of 2016, elevating the guest rooms, suites and spa guest rooms in addition to the lobby and Rebar. The hotel and restaurant were each awarded five stars by the esteemed Forbes Travel Guide in 2017. The property has also been recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the “World’s Best Hotels” for 2016 and named one of the top 5 hotels for business travelers in the “World’s Best Awards” 2012. It was also recognized by Conde Nast Traveler’s Choice Award as “Best in the World” 2016. For room and event reservations at Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, call 312-588-8000 or (877) 458‑TRUMP (7867).

About TRUMP HOTELS™
Trump Hotels™ is a family enterprise with a history of providing extraordinary customer experiences. The brand’s exceptionally designed hotels in iconic locations put guests at the heart of each destination. Led by seasoned hotel industry veteran Eric Danziger, Trump Hotels is part of The Trump Organization, helmed by Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump. Reservations can be made at Trump Hotels Official.