Scent is an often overlooked aspect of interior design & space creation. Yet as nearly anyone who has entered a space can attest, it’s an integral part of the initial key impression. Indeed, if a space contains an unpleasant odor or scent, it may be such a deterrent that one may never revisit it again! Beyond this, though, there are the more fascinating aspects of various scents and aromas. And while it may seem trivial, there are subtle distinctions in the English language between the various nouns — scent, aroma, smell and odor.[Read more…] about Aroma Space Design
If you’re in need of a little support or looking to network with other career driven individuals, you’re in luck! The 7th annual Intern Queen Party is scheduled for events in NYC, LA, Washington DC and Chicago! Each event will give attendees a chance to meeting panelists from some of the top companies in their respective cities. Also included will be food, drinks, music and more so make sure to RSVP here so you don’t miss out!
The New York City event is scheduled for Tuesday July 25th. Signing up is easy – you can RSVP directly on Eventbrite.com. “Please join us at 151 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001. We look forward to celebrating the end of internship season with you and providing a rockstar panel of internship coordinators and executives from Macy’s, Michael Kors, Entrepreneur Magazine and more to provide you with advice you need to move forward in your career! Details are below and don’t forget to tweet using #InternQueenParty! See you on July 25th at 6:30pm!”
The 7th Annual KidCinemaFest Film Festival returns to New York City from October 23 – 30, 2015. A much anticipated event, the festival will feature more than 30 films from more than 20 countries from around the world. Entry is free, open to the public, and English subtitles are provided. This year’s opening film is SON OF THE SEA is an animated film by Academy Award nominee Irish director Tomm Moor, and is suitable for all ages. The film draws its inspiration from Irish folklore and the Selkies, mythological creatures who have the ability to transform from seals to humans.
About the festival: KidCinemaFest Film Festival New York is a project of Cine-Art Entertainment Productions via the collaboration of City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center and Catholic Charities. The festival is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of its sponsors: LatinTrends Magazine and Manhattan Times in collaboration with ACDP, Asociación Comunal Dominicanos Progresistas, CUNY in the Heights and Casita Maria. Designed to encourage children to develop and cultivate an interest in a diverse range of films, KidCinemaFest offers a great opportunity for families and children to view new and exciting films together. Such events serve to enrich the city and community by allowing access to international films with unique perspectives on the world. Armando Guareño (the film festival founder and director) stated “This year’s film program strives to enrich the lives of children through the art of cinema, enabling children and families to learn from different cultures without having to leave New York City.” And Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez concurs with, “As a longtime supporter of the KidsCinemaFest, I’m incredibly proud of the success the program has enjoyed. Over a few short years it has grown to the preeminent children’s film festival in New York City, broadening the cultural horizons of hundreds.”
Recent Press: “KidCinemaFest venues are: Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center (530 West 166th Street and Amsterdam), Casita Maria in the South Bronx (928 Simpson St at 163rd Street) CUNY in the Heights (5030 Broadway at 213th), Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en USA (541 West 145th St (2nd Floor), Beacon MS 326 (401 West 164th Street, New York, NY 10032 and public schools throughout Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill and the Bronx. KidCinemaFest closes on October 30th 2015 with the Argentinian film EL INVENTOR DE JUEGOS (The Games Maker) for ages 8 and over. The program also includes Alê Abreu’s film O MENINO E O MUNDO (Boy and the World) a Brazilian animation (for all ages); from the USA BUBBLE BUBBLE MEOWS AND THE METEOR STOMACHACHE by Matt Orefice (For all ages); KAHLIL GRBRAN: THE PROPHET (ages 12+) by various director including Tomm Moore and produced by Salma Hayek; the hilarious Mexican adventure LA FÓRMULA DEL DOCTOR FUNES (Doctor Fune’s Formula) directed by . José Bull (all ages); the beautiful Mexican animation LA INCREÍBLE HISTORIA DEL NIÑO DE PIEDRA (The incredible story of stone boy) Directed by Pablo Aldrete, Jaime Romadía, Miguel Bonilla, Miguel Ángel Uriegas (all ages); and PATEMA INVERTED by the well-known Japanese director Yasuhiro Yoshiura (Ages 10+).”
A series of short films will be also be shown, including Kid Flix Mix. This series is best suited for the youngest audience (ages 3 and up); Party Mix, a collection of beautiful short films from around the world, is more suitable for older children (ages 9 and up). ¡Viva! A showcase of the best of Spanish and Latin American short was chosen from over five years of New York International Children Film Festival short film programs.
For a complete list of films and show times, please visit www.kidcinemafest.com. Thank you.
Once upon a time, to recount the story of Cinderella, girls dreamed of meeting their Prince Charming at an exclusive gala where such fantasies were the stuff of popular fiction & fairy tales. Now fast-forward a few hundred years where the same demographic & dream can still be found beneath the vaulted marble ceilings at invite-only affairs. And while it might seem as if very little has changed, there has been one drastic transformation brought upon by the modern massive information treasure trove aka the internet, which in its hunger for new content, allows everyone to view photographs and stories about the select few at exclusive Cinderella-eque galas and parties. Even more exciting is the newfound opportunity to actually attend exclusive high-society events, as tickets and invites are now offered for sale online to anyone willing and/or able to pay for them(or lucky enough to find a great discount via promo codes and coupons). It was by this exact method that we managed to score tickets to a few of this season’s exclusive VIP Polo events and it did not disappoint (for more information on how to attend a Polo match visit www.internationalpoloclub.com). Yet the sport of Polo is somewhat of an enigma for those unfamiliar with the game. How does one prepare for a Polo match? If you’ve never been to one, we’ve provided a quick crash course on the Polo dress code.
POLO : WHAT TO WEAR
- Women who choose to attend Polo matches do so for many reasons, but certainly one of the top reasons is to watch the handsome Polo players & meet a potential romantic interest (& hopefully one who is well-off enough to afford Polo). The way you dress ought to reflect your intentions, whether you’re there for purely the sport, networking or something else..
- If you’re there purely for the game: men should wear a nice dress or polo shirt and khakis or neat Bermuda shorts. Don’t wear jeans(unless they’re white), doing so will red-flag you as “uninformed” unless you’re so rich or famous that it doesn’t matter. Even so, it’s polite to respect the dress code regardless.
- If you’re there to network: men should wear a sports coat and women should wear an appropriate dress. Below the knee is suggested, paired with flats (not heels due to the soft ground). If you own an expensive watch, wear it to the game and casually flash it at the check-in desk. Wear something designer, but not everything designer with labels all over the place. In our opinion, good designers are so high quality that one doesn’t need to have a garish name/label obviously displayed. Some good choices include: Lilly Pulitzer (an ever-popular choice), Burberry, Chanel, Cartier and of course Ralph Lauren and Hermes; Lulus.com has a curated selection of floral and cocktail dresses for this season.
- If you’re there looking to meet someone & connect romantically: you have a few options but don’t make the classic mistake that most newbies do and show up wearing stiletto heels and a bodycon dress because that’s an obvious sign you have no clue. Remember, you’re going to a Polo match not a night club. Sharp stiletto heels will only sink into the ground and cause damage the lawn. Also, by wearing heels, you will be unable to participate in the stomping of the divots, a perfect chance to meet new people while getting your frustrations out.
- Whatever your reason for going: remember to wear SPF sunscreen and bring along a hat and sunglasses.
- If you aren’t sure about what to wear, look at photographs on the web and see what other people are currently wearing.
- Keep in mind that Polo is its own world in a sense, there are rules, etiquette and traditions. If you’re living in the city, don’t make the mistake of wearing the same stuff you’d wear downtown unless you want to be labelled as a city-dweller. It’s far better to “blend in” by dressing and acting appropriately than to stand out (unless that’s your intention).
- Finally, Polo matches are a great place to show off your taste in automobiles; if you own a classic car or luxury convertible vehicle, now is the time to take it out of the garage for a spin. People love showing up in their expensive cars at Polo matches and showing them off. In fact, if you look at the companies who sponsor Polo matches, you’ll often find automakers like Mercedes Benz, Audi, Tesla et cetera listed as major sponsors. So if you happen to own a car made by the luxury automotive brand sponsoring the match, remember to bring your car key with you and flash it– it could get you some great perks!
Good news! One of New York City’s top wine events is back and has released discounted early bird tickets and premium VIP tickets (please see details below)! The 23rd Annual Spain’s Great Match, a curated selection of Spain’s great wines, is returning to Manhattan on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Organized by the Trade Commission of Spain, Spain’s Great Match is a truly an event you don’t want to miss. Featuring hundreds of world-class Spanish wines paired with tapas, Spain’s Great Match offers attendees an unparalleled opportunity to discover the best classic and cutting Spanish wine selections all under one roof. American importers and distributors of Spanish wines will gather and present the best of the best (new wines as well as the latest vintages) to industry professionals and consumers. Design meets Spanish food & culture as the venue is scheduled to be held inside the Frank Gehry-designed IAC HQ Building along New York’s West Side Highway.
Tickets may be purchased at Eventbrite.com here. Discounted early bird tickets are available before September 12th (while supplies last).
Schedule of Events:
General Admission: $80 – 6:30-9:00 pm*
Premium Pre-event Tasting: $140 (with exclusive goodie bag) – 5:30-6:30 pm
More event details to come…
Early Bird Admission (Through September 12): $65
Must be 21 and over to purchase tickets with an ID at the door
**No Ticket Sales at the door.
Twitter: @WinesfromSpain #SpainsGreatMatch
From their website: “Be Transported. Experience the Wine, Culture, Style & Diversity of Spain in New York.Discover the best of Spain without leaving New York at Taste over 300 world-class Spanish wines paired with tapas created by New York City’s top Spanish restaurants and be immersed in Spain.”
Watch Australian motorcycle stuntman Robbie Maddison drive his bike over the waves. More than 30 million people have already watched “Pipe Dream.” When you see it, you’ll see why. Evel Knievel would be jealous.