"REPORTING & PROMOTING THE GOOD LIFE THAT EXISTS"
Hot Ruby Gives Cider a Major Twist, Just in Time for the best memories this Thanksgiving season with Hot Ruby.
Originally created by the late Ruby Faye, Hot Ruby is made from a special family recipe. Unlike typical cider, this drink is made out of cranberry, pineapple and citrus juices along with an exquisite blend of spices. Not only will the house smell delicious while it’s simmering on the stove, but it will warm the souls of your guests with its goodness.
What makes Hot Ruby different from other ciders?
• Fresh and homemade, Hot Ruby use the same ingredients and steps as Ruby Faye did 45 years ago
• Cranberry based with pineapple, hints of citrus and infused with cinnamon and cloves
• No artificial dyes or preservatives
• Hot Ruby is versatile making the possibilities endless; it’s the ideal base for both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks
• It’s a special treat everyone in your family will love
Hot Ruby can be consumed by all ages. Originally made to serve hot, it can be prepared over ice or used as a mixer with your favorite alcohol. Hot Ruby also offers tasty drink recipes for you to experiment with here.
About Hot Ruby
The story of Ruby Faye starts in the 1950’s when she and her husband Roy established their home together on a South Plain Texas farm. Her delicious twist on cider would fill her home with its irresistible scent. Made with fresh cranberries and tons of love, it instantly became a family tradition during the holidays.
Farm Star Living Launches “Harvest”A digital marketplace of farm-to-everything gifts offers unique solution for 2016 holiday season
Atlanta, GA — Farm Star Living, the first lifestyle website celebrating the farm-to-everything movement and healthy living, is pleased to announce the launch of their digital store, HARVEST. The store is a digital marketplace of hand-selected products that embrace the farm-to-everything lifestyle. With an endless array of gift options, HARVEST offers a unique solution for the 2016 holiday season. Shoppers can get farm fresh foods, artisanal lotions, products and much more delivered directly to their door.
Products range from
· steaks from a 150 year old Georgia farm that's been in the same family for 5 generations that has a zero-waste production model
· organic cold pressed juices
· handmade Dutch "stroopies” out of Lancaster, PA made by refugee women who are learning English
· organic coffee body scrubs
· marble analog watches
· eco-friendly yoga mats
· seaweed detox bath bombs
· indigo dyed scarves
· and more…
For a full list of products visit http://farmstarlivingshop.com/
Products on HARVEST are hand-selected and must embrace the farm-to-everything lifestyle…which means they must possess one or more of the following traits: related to farms, farmers and/or the farm lifestyle, eco-friendly, handmade, organic, fair trade, socially responsible, all-natural, healthy or related to a healthy lifestyle.
Farm Star Living works with a plethora of farmers in order to curate information as it relates to farm fresh foods, nutrition, recipes, activities, dining out and more. “It was a natural progression for us to take that farm lifestyle into products. There are so many options for those who want to embody this lifestyle head to toe and Farm Star Living is the one stop shop for these consumers,” explains Mary Blackmon, Farmer and Farm Star Living Founder.
About Farm Star Living:
Farm Star Living is a story directly opposite of the Beverly Hillbillies. Mary Blackmon, Founder, left Beverly Hills and her successful internet business to move back to rural, remote Arkansas and take over her family rice farm (it had no Wi-Fi, gasp!). Although she was hesitant for such a massive change, she could not let her family farm be sold – so she strapped on her 4th generation farmer title and traded in her spa robe for overalls. This was quite a switch for Blackmon who just a few years prior was in NYC launching Spa-Addicts.com (the pre “groupon model” for the spa industry). She became a featured spa guru everywhere from Oprah, Extra and more. After several years and a new found passion for farming, Blackmon wanted to get back into the digital world. Blackmon decided to marry her passions and bring the farm lifestyle to many who have never even stepped foot on one. Hence, Farm Star Living was born. Offerings include a Farm to Table restaurant section, Farm/Activity Finder, Farm Stars, Food Health, Recipes, Moms On-the-Go and more.
BEERCYCLING ANNOUNCES THE "OREGON BEERWAY" TOUR
PORTLAND, OR – Fresh off their 6th year “Getting you from Pint A to Pint B” around Europe, Portland-based Beercycling is proud to announce an expansion into the US. The new Oregon Beerway tour will kick off in May 2017, featuring 5-days and 4-nights cycling between Portland and Hood River. Riders will visit one or two breweries a day, stay at comfortable hotels adjacent to the breweries, and have the assistance of a support vehicle as they cycle along the historic Columbia River Gorge on some of the most scenic bike trails in the state. The tour is open to cyclists of all skill levels, with rides averaging around 24 miles a day. Registration includes bike rentals, hotel accommodation, daily breakfast, lunch, snacks, brewery tours, vehicle support during the tour, passenger shuttle from the end point back to Portland, and best of all lots of beer samples. The three 2017 tour departures will be led by Beercycling founder Evan Cohan.
2017 Dates: May 26th to 30th (Memorial Day), June 8th to 12th,
and September 1st to 5th (Labor Day)
More details on the Oregon Beerway, including itinerary, pricing, and registration can be found on the tour page here: www.beercycling.com/oregonbeerway
Beercycling also offers a full range of established beer, food, and cycling tours in Belgium, Italy, and the Netherlands. These trips are designed for craft beer connoisseurs, who may or may not have much previous cycling experience. Brewery tours are intimate and provide insights into the beer history of each region. The rides and trails are designed to be scenic, safe, and leisurely. Tours feature a strong focus on beer and food pairings, nature, and regional culture. Best of all, riders get to cycle with other like minded beer enthusiasts as they explore each region, one beer at a time.
“I am grateful that we've been Beercycling for 6 years now and have organized over 45 successful tours”, Beercycling founder Evan Cohan explains. “We are proud of the service that we offer, many of the brewers we visit have become good friends, and I believe that riding a bike from town to town is the perfect means of transportation and pace to absorb one's surroundings. We get riders from all backgrounds, all ages, all genders, from locations all around the world, and get to share a common bond over beers every day of each tour. The fact that we can now offer tours in my home state, in addition to the themed tour experiences in Europe, is a dream come true.”
It’s just about that time again where swan floats rule, pool hangouts are the activity du jour, white parties are the must be seen at event and long days of fun begin to start trending again. We are so excited to introduce you to our new client FLEEPS sandals – and what’s a more perfect time then when the sun is shining and your boots go into hiding.
FLEEPS has got you covered for the sunny days ahead. These cute and colorful sandals offers a unique design featuring an adjustable cross-ankle strap, smooth-finish toe thong and a lightweight shock-absorbent sole, perfect for strolling on the boardwalk after a long day in the waves.
Most importantly when you buy a pair of FLEEPS, you change a life. Founded in 2015 by Kael Robinson, global good curator and CEO of Brazilets and Live Worldly, the Denver-based company is dedicated to creating a sustainable yet stylish product that changes the course of poverty through education. FLEEPS’ goal is to sell over one million pairs to send over 10,000 girls to school by 2019. Ten percent of every pair of FLEEPS sold goes to the FLEEPS Foundation providing funding to its non-profit partners committed to the education of girls, including Shining Hope for Communities and Starfish Impact. FLEEPS uniquely designed sandals are classic, versatile, fun and allow women to step into their best selves.
FLEEPS are uniquely designed sandals that are sending girls living in extreme poverty to school. Founded in 2015, the Denver-based company is dedicated to creating a sustainable yet stylish product that changes the course of poverty through education. FLEEPS’ goal is to sell over one million pairs to send over 10,000 girls to school by 2019. Ten percent of every pair of FLEEPS sold goes to the FLEEPS Foundation providing funding to its non-profit partners committed to the education of girls, including Shining Hope for Communities and Starfish Impact. For more information, please visit www.Fleeps.com
Sport a Stylish Designer Diaper Bag that Transforms into a Trendy Tote
Lily Jade recently teamed up with Cortney Hendrix for a generous donation to Dove’s Nest, a women’s ministry based in Charlotte, NC.
Lily Jade’s designer diaper bag can accompany women through motherhood and beyond. The real genius of the bag is the revolutionary “Baby Bag Organizer.” The 16-pocket organization insert to keep baby gear organized. No more digging for a lost pacifier! The bag also comes equipped with a removable and washable changing pad for when you’re out & about.
Meticulously crafted from superior full-grain leathers with thoughtfully designed hardware and pockets, Lily Jade is a multi-functional tote that turns into a full handbag or backpack. Just remove the insert and mommies can move from diaper duty to meetings to girls’ nights out.
When Lily Jade founder Meggan Wood's daughters were born, she found herself frustrated by the lack of beautiful, quality bags for moms with kids. She wanted a bag that was gorgeous and hardworking that wasn’t just for women with small children. Meggan sketched out her idea of the perfect bag and Lily Jade was born.
Lily Jade is not just a great bag company; it supports all women, especially moms. Every month, the company gives a bag away to a deserving adoptive mommy.
See the styles at www.lily-jade.com.
Keysocks Turn Flats, Sneakers, Even Sky-High Heels Into Slippers
There are times when making sacrifices in the name of fashion are worth it. But polishing off a look with a favorite pair of heels, stylish flats or cute sneakers is not an instance where women need to suffer any longer. Keysocks are the secret style tool keeping feet warm and comfortable in any shoe, on any occasion, anywhere. The first knee-high, no- show socks for women, Keysocks are designed to stay in place and out of sight. From skinny jeans to dress slacks, Keysocks can be worn invisibly with any full-length pair of pants. A strategic keyhole opening on the top of Keysocks makes it nearly impossible for anyone to notice the garment inside a shoe. Toes are kept cozy, heels have a cushion against blisters and legs have an added layer of warmth for chilly environments.
More adventuresome fashionistas pair their Keysocks with capris, skirts and dresses. A combination of schoolgirl meets trendy temptress when worn with a skirt or dress, and golfer, preppy-chic with capris, Keysocks are the must-have fashion accessory for every season. Brides who want to keep the height of their heels all night long without cringing in pain even wear Keysocks under their dresses as a sexy and unexpected addition to their trousseau. The occasions when Keysocks can save the day and a woman’s tootsies are truly endless!
Keysocks are available in Original or Light versions. Made from moisture-wicking Coolmax ® polyester and form fitting Lycra ® spandex, Original Keysocks wick moisture away from skin, breathe efficiently and dry fast to provide the foundation for a day at the office or a night on the town. The original sock is a tad thicker than the light version, perfect for colder months or icebox offices.
Light Keysocks are made from a revolutionary, patented process that converts coffee residue into an eco-friendly, sumptuously light fiber. Light socks provide a knee-high experience that can be enjoyed in the spring or summer. And, they are the perfect solution for heels or flats that are a little too big or need time to break in, providing just enough extra padding.
Available in a variety of colors, Keysocks are $14.00 per pair or $47.00 for a 4-pack mix and match set. For more information and ordering, visit: www.keysocks.com.
Keysocks got its start when on a chilly day in 2009 when the founder, Shelby McKee, was headed to a Cincinnati Bengals football game and refused to compromise her style to stay warm. Instead, Shelby took her husband’s knee high sock; cut a hole in it, and the first pair of Keysocks was born. Shelby proudly attended the game in her go-to skinny jeans with flats, while remaining warm and comfortable. When friends began asking where they could find her socks she knew she had developed a unique product. After years of perfecting the design, Shelby recruited her two sisters Christy and Stefanie to launch Keysocks in 2012.
Serve Up Chocolate Pizza® for a Memorable Gift
Features of Chocolate Pizza:
· Unique gourmet chocolate that’s a perfect gift for any occasion – personal or business
· Homemade English toffee, made one pot at a time from a local recipe dating to 1919, is the special ingredient making this Chocolate Pizza so distinct and delicious
· Handcrafted Chocolate Pizzas are topped with nuts or candies or hand-decorated for a variety of occasions and seasons
· Makes a great birthday, anniversary, graduation, seasonal and corporate gifts
· Shipped nationwide, year-round
· Made from the highest quality Swiss-style chocolate
· Fun, whimsical presentation in a genuine pizza box
· Prices range from $16.95 - $39.95
Chocolate Pizza Company was recognized in 2016 by Centerstate CEO as, Business of the Year, in their 12-county region in Upstate New York. Previously featured on Food Network’s hit show, Unwrapped, Chocolate Pizza Company just finished hosting a film crew from the national television show, Food Factory, which will air the episode to 60 million viewers this Fall. Chocolate Pizza Company products can be found at thousands of retailers nationwide including Hallmark, CVS, Sheetz Convenience Stores, Kinney Drugs, wineries, gift boutiques and more.
For more information, go to: www.chocolatepizza.com
ABOUT CHOCOLATE PIZZA:
The owner, Ryan Novak, fell in love with Chocolate Pizza as a toddler. His mom would take him to the Chocolate Pizza Company store in his small hometown of Marcellus, New York. Tragically, he lost his mom at age 9. Ryan’s first job at age 15was working as a dishwasher at the same store his mom used to treat him to. Ryan attended Syracuse University for a degree in entrepreneurship and after his junior year had an opportunity to buy the company. He was 21 years old. In the past 6 years, Ryan has quadrupled sales and recently opened a 10,000 sq. ft. production and retail facility. Chocolate Pizza Company creates over 100 handcrafted, gourmet chocolate specialties.
Newport Mansions Season in Full Swing; New Tours, New Exhibition, and New Mobile App Unveiled
Now operating daily are The Breakers, Chateau-sur-Mer, Chepstow, The Elms, Green Animals Topiary Garden, Hunter House, Isaac Bell House, Kingscote, Marble House and Rosecliff. All houses will remain open daily through Columbus Day, October 10, 2016 From October 11 to November 18, 2016, The Breakers, Chateau-sur-Mer, The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff will be open daily. From November 19 to January 1, 2017, The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff will remain open daily. The Breakers Stable & Carriage House will be open daily from June 25 to Labor Day, September 5, 2016.
Also now open at Rosecliff is the new exhibition, Splendor at Sea: The Golden Age of Steam Yachting in America, which highlights the luxurious private yachts of the era's industrial tycoons - floating palaces that were as richly furnished and elegant as their fabled mansions. The exhibition will be open daily through January 1, 2017.
The Preservation Society has also introduced a free mobile app, offering its visitors a way to enhance their audio tour experience using their own smart devices. The mobile app is available for download as "NewportMansions" through the app store for both Apple and Android devices. It includes photos as well as text to accompany the audio tours at The Breakers, Marble House, Rosecliff, and later this summer, The Elms.
Upcoming Special Events
June 24-26: The Newport Flower Show: Gilded-Artful Living Friday 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Rosecliff In its 21st year, New England's premier summer flower show showcases an era when the goal was to embellish and enhance what nature had already provided, and nearly every aspect of life was elevated to an art form. Enjoy judged horticultural specimens and floral designs, special garden displays, free lectures and demonstrations, children's activities, and exclusive shopping experiences. Special guests include designer Bunny Williams and international floral artist Bruno Duarte. Advance sale single day admission is $20. Additional ticket packages available.
July 7: The Angela Moore Fashion Show & Champagne Brunch: Seaside Sensations 9:30 a.m., Rosecliff
Designer Angela Moore presents a colorful fashion show and brunch in the ballroom of Rosecliff, featuring nautical and resort fashions modeled by Newport style stars and VIP guests. The show will also include an exclusive one-day-only exhibit of nautical and seaside fashions from the Preservation Society’s historic collection. Admission is $90 for Preservation Society members, general admission $100. Advance reservations required.
July 14: Green Animals Children's Party 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Green Animals Topiary Garden, Portsmouth
Children and adults are invited to frolic in the whimsical and historic topiary garden overlooking Narragansett Bay in Portsmouth, with music, rides, food and fun. Admission: Member Adult $20, Member Youth free; Non-Member Adult $25, Non-Member Youth (6-17 years) $10; Children 5 & Under Free (Member & Non-Member). Tickets sold at the door.
July 28: Lecture: A Legacy of Innovation: Herreshoff Steam Yachts and Naval Vessels 5:00 p.m., Rosecliff
Naval architect Halsey Herreshoff, grandson of legendary yacht designer Nathanial Greene Herreshoff, will explore the tremendous impact the development of steam power had on the world of naval and yachting vessels during the Gilded Age. Admission is $10 for Preservation Society members, general admission $15. Advance reservations required.
August 1: Golf Outing Newport National Golf Club
The event includes tee prizes for all golfers, lunch and refreshments on the course, cocktails and a light supper after golf, awards and live and silent auctions. Call (401) 847-1000 ext. 140 or email Events@NewportMansions.org for information and to register.
August 2: The John Greenville Winslow Lecture & Reception: A Brief History of the American Academy in Rome Through the Lens of Historic Preservation 6:00 p.m., Rosecliff
Adele Chatfield-Taylor, President Emerita of the American Academy of Rome will tell the story of a quarter-century multi-dimensional historic preservation effort. Admission is $15 for Preservation Society members, general admission $20. Advance reservations required.
August 13: Summer Dinner Dance: The Grand Voyage Marble House
The Preservation Society's annual summer fundraising gala celebrates Newport's Golden Age of yachting. Individual tickets are $500 per person. Call (401) 847-1000 ext. 140 to make reservations.
September 22-25: Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Rosecliff & Marble House
New events, including a Vintner Dinner, a Bordeaux Dinner and a Jazz Brunch have been added to this spectacular weekend, which also features a two-day Grand Tasting at Marble House with hundreds of wines, cooking demonstrations from national and regional chefs, a gala celebration at Rosecliff, plus seminars, auctions, and more. Various ticket packages are available.
November 19-January 1, 2017: Christmas at the Newport Mansions The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House
Visit www.NewportMansions.org or call (401) 847-1000 for details about the operating schedule, event information and reservations, and ticket prices. Operating schedule and events calendar are subject to change.
The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island is a non-profit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area’s historic architecture, landscapes and decorative arts. Its 11 historic properties—seven of them National Historic Landmarks—span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development.