Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Taking the lead in shaping the Industry's next decade: Serenity Zen Beverage™ Revolutionizes the consumer beverage market

Taking the lead in shaping the Industry's next decade: Serenity Zen Beverage™ Revolutionizes the consumer beverage market
April 28, 2010

Over the past decade we’ve all been inundated with high-calorie soft drinks, brash, over-the-top cans of energy drinks and promises of power boosts only to be followed with sugar crashes. This next decade welcomes a new revolution on the other end of the spectrum: relaxation beverages.

Relaxation drinks are the latest craze to grab the nation’s attention. Cheaper than a day at the spa, but just as soothing, Serenity Zen Beverage™ is your relaxation must-have— a product of Next Generation Beverage, LLC, Serenity™ is one of the industry’s first-ever relaxation beverages. Serenity Zen Beverage™ promises to quash feelings of tension and stress and transport you to that relaxing getaway you’ve been dreaming about…

So, attention bustling soccer moms, stressed-out college kids, and overworked 9-to-5ers! Sip your way to tranquility—an innovative blend of vitamins, natural flavors and extracts and a relaxing and tranquil formula, Serenity™ grants your wish to relax and unwind with a sweet vanilla taste and zero calories, sugar and carbohydrates.

Whether you are in need of a comforting cap to a long day’s work, calmed nerves before a flight or just a sweet start to that long-awaited vacation, Serenity™ is your sweet taste of calm. You may still have that 8:00AM meeting tomorrow, but for now, you have 8.4fl.oz. of Zen.


ABOUT NEXT GENERATION BEVERAGE, LLC: Stirring up the beverage industry with groundbreaking products and innovative marketing, Next Generation Beverage, LLC is the brainchild of a team who are eager to revolutionize the soft drink industry with products including Sin Vitality Drink™, Sin-Free Vitality Drink™ and one of the first of its kind, Serenity Zen Beverage™. Next Generation Beverage, LLC concocts and packages beverages that are original, unique blends of energy and relaxing drinks, setting itself apart from others in the marketplace. Unlike a number of its competitors within the beverage industry that originate overseas, Next Generation Beverage, LLC products are all domestically-produced in the U.S.A. Recently, teaming up with Canada Dry Bottling Co. of NY, Next Generation Beverage LLC is now introducing top-selling relaxation beverage Serenity in the New York City and Long Island markets. For store locations and further details, please visit www.drinkserenity.com, www.drinkinsin.com and www.nextgenerationbeverage.com.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Welcome to New York City's Flatotel - Redefining Luxury and Embracing Intimacy

Welcome to New York City's Flatotel - Redefining Luxury and Embracing Intimacy
April 26, 2010

Indulge in your new home-away-from-home—located in the heart of New York City, the inviting Flatotel blends chic, modern style with luxurious comfort for a traveler’s dream hotel experience. Boasting some of the largest guestrooms and suites in Manhattan, this four-star-hotel offers a cozy, intimate feel with apartment size accommodations. The design of the hotel, inspired by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s concepts – the hearth as the heart and soul of a house – a guestroom at Flatotel draws its spirit from the bed, a custom-designed piece that becomes the central element of the room.

Flatotel’s matchless New York location and stunning interior has made it a household name in the entertainment industry. The hotel has played host and been the backdrop to a long list of TV’s hottest shows—including America’s Next Top Model, Project Runway, Models of the Runway, Top Chef, and Making the Band.

Flatotel boasts 272 guestrooms and suites, which include deluxe guestrooms, junior suites, one, two and three-bedroom suites, as well as penthouse tower suites that are up to 2,400-square-feet complete with balconies. All rooms and suites have luxuriously spacious bathrooms, some featuring oversized bathrooms and soaking tubs.

Guests need not look far for a delectable dining experience. At Flatotel’s Moda Restaurant, food is to wine what fashion is to style— sophisticated design meets modern Italian cuisine in a warmly lit space, accented with flickering candles and gorgeous floral creations. Moda is open year round and serves breakfast lunch and dinner. Seasonal outdoor dining is offered May through October at Moda Outdoors, complete with a stunning 30-foot-glass-ceiling that crafts a one-of-kind ambiance, day or night. A true urban escape, Moda Outdoors is perfect for sipping cocktails and alfresco dining, as well as special events up-to-400 people.

For meetings and events, Flatotel offers a state-of-the-art conference center for meetings, conferences and special events for up-to-200 visitors. A calming interior design, coupled with features such as video teleconferencing, surround sound audio, high-speed internet connection and custom lighting to make every event a success. An outdoor function space covered with a dramatic 30 ft. glass ceiling is also available for groups as large as 400, a truly distinctive difference among the ordinary spaces available in New York City—perfect for red carpet events, fashion shows, and product launches.

Flatotel offers a number of distinctive on-site services including concierge, one-day laundry and dry cleaning service, currency exchange, and in-suite spa services. On-site valet parking is available for overnight guests. In addition, numerous public transportation options are available for Flatotel guests; car rentals, taxis and airport shuttle services can also be arranged with the concierge.

FLATOTEL
132 West 52nd Street
New York, New York 10019
T: 212-887-9400
F: 212-887-9775
www.FLATOTEL.com
reservations@flatotel.com

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Made in New York - The JBFCS Honors Russell Simmons, John A Herrmann and David F. Everett

Made in New York - The JBFCS Honors Russell Simmons, John A Herrmann and David F. Everett
April 22, 2010

The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services honored Russell Simmons, David F. Everett and John A Herrmann at the Annual Spring Benefit, Made in New York—A-listers seen showing their support throughout the evening included, model Katie Rost (arriving with honoree date, Simmons), Ralph Lauren model Chris Collins, Rabbi Marc Schneier, and socialites Jean Shafiroff, Ann Rapp and Sharon Bush. Emceed by WNBC Anchor DeMarco Morgan, the special event was held at New York City’s Guastavino’s and featured a cocktail reception and seated dinner with proceeds benefitting JBFCS’ 175 community-based programs, residential facilities, and day-treatment centers that annually serve over 65,000 New Yorkers-in-need of all faiths, races and cultures.

Addressing the evening’s guests, Executive Vice President & CEO, Paul Levine expressed,
“Tonight’s event was a success on so many levels. We raised over $800,000 to support our work, we introduced the agency to a whole new audience of supporters— and we celebrated the outcomes of our work by featuring a number of former and current clients who have overcome their not-insignificant struggles with our help. Many of them have gone on to great things. That is what this agency is all about: helping people put their lives back together and succeeding despite the odds. I am extremely proud of what we do.”

Guests ended the evening with exclusive goody bags, featuring must-haves from Advanced Derma Laser Tech Inc., Aestelance, Alcone, Alley O’ Designer Gourmet, Amoy Couture Hair, Amrita Singh Jewelry & Accessories, BookSwim, CAPE COD Potato Chips, CBS, Clarins, Dashing Diva, Amiya Prasad, M.D., e.l.f., Essie, Equinox, Hillside Organic Candy, KISS, Madame Paulette, Panoramic View Resort & Residences, Popchips, Pure Yoga, Rene Furterer, Serenity Zen Beverage™, Solstice Sunglass Boutique, Soul Cycle, Tate’s Bake Shop, Tela, The Sports Club/LA, Time Out New York, Vitafusion, and Vita Coco.

ABOUT JBFCS: JBFCS has been a trailblazer in treating social problems for more than a century. Today, JBFCS is one of the nation’s largest and most respected nonprofit mental health and social service agencies— every night, over 1,000 individuals call a JBFCS residence home. The work of JBFCS is built upon a network of over 2,200 professionals, including social workers, licensed psychologists, and psychiatrists, as well as a cadre of clinical support personnel in continuing day treatment and residential treatment centers, and a corps of over 2,200 dedicated volunteers. JBFCS provides a comprehensive network of mental health and social services to promote well-being, resilience and self-sufficiency for individuals and families in need in the New York metropolitan area. As leaders in the field of human services, JBFCS mission is clear— 175 social service programs. 1 mission. To get help to those who need it. For further information, please visit.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Beauty bash unleashes the secret! Advanced Derma Laser Tech inc. celebrates 10 years and the Celebrity world's secret weapon

Beauty bash unleashes the secret! Advanced Derma Laser Tech inc. celebrates 10 years and the Celebrity world's secret weapon
April 13, 2010

Celebrity Hair Removal Expert Jennifer Kandemir for Advanced Derma Laser Tech Inc. is celebrating ten years of providing the most professional and confidential, groundbreaking treatments to some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Her undisclosed list of clientele ranges from A-list actors and Broadway performers to swimsuit models and professional swimmers—all of whom are looking for the leading treatments in laser hair removal with the highest regard for their privacy. Jennifer takes confidentiality seriously and treats all clients with the same personalized attention and discretion—which is why she is a prominent name in the discrete world of celebrity laser hair removal.

In celebration of the premier hair removal center’s 10th Anniversary, Advanced Derma Laser Tech Inc. partnered with Latisse®, the revolutionary beauty treatment used to grow eyelashes, held a Beauty Bash. Guests mingled amongst bellinis and chocolate-covered strawberries, while experiencing the latest techniques in facial and body hair removal.

Individualized attention and service sets Advanced Derma Laser Tech Inc. apart from the competition — upon a client’s first visit, he/she is greeted with a one-on-one consultation. The chicly-decorated space boasts an elegantly clean aesthetic, providing a tranquil atmosphere that sets clients at ease from the moment they step inside. Advanced Derma Laser Tech. Inc. employs two state-of-the-art types of laser hair removal technology – the Cutera Nd: YAG and the Alexandrite by Candela Gentle Laser – according to skin color/type. For further information, please visit.

ABOUT JENNIFER KANDEMIR: Inspired by a personal mission to rid the negative self-images of unwanted body hair from others, Jennifer transforms the lives of her clients through her work. A New York beauty industry veteran, she had long felt victim to the issue of unwanted body hair, negatively impacting her self-image and causing her to feel uncomfortable in her own skin. After undergoing laser hair removal treatment, Jennifer decided that she would learn to complete the laser hair removal procedure herself and began to take classes. At her three-month mark, Jennifer was gifted with a laser hair removal machine and she has never looked back since!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Panoramic View Resort and Residences - Montauk's exclusive new enclave

Panoramic View Resort and Residences - Montauk's exclusive new enclave
April 12, 2010
Welcome home to your doorman/concierge building on the ocean—the weather is warming up, which means the Hamptons season is just around the corner!

Distinctive Management, LLC presents a true East End getaway for bustling New Yorkers, the Panoramic View Residences—presenting the most exclusive, exceptionally-priced homes directly on the beach in the town of East Hampton. A renowned destination for over fifty years, the new luxury oceanfront villas are available for purchase at the Panoramic View. The perfect second home and seaside escape, this magnificent property encompasses over ten oceanfront acres across 1,000 feet of sandy white beach. Waking up to a breathtaking seaside view in the mornings, residents may have to remind themselves that they are in New York’s Montauk, not a Caribbean isle. Absolute attention to detail and luxury styling are incorporated into each and every aspect of construction. The Panoramic View Residences range in size and price to suit your needs; featured are one through five bedroom units, from 1,200-square-feet to 6,500-square-feet, available from under $2 million to $10 million.

Redefining luxury, the property’s year-round staff ensures that every need is met, from a fully-stocked refrigerator to the delivery of mail or dry cleaning. The Panoramic View promises residents the ultimate rest and relaxation experience. Amenities include poolside cabanas, fitness center, concierge service, porters, beach and pool attendants, on-site housekeeping, on-call massage therapists and fitness trainers. The Panoramic View Residences offer heavenly oceanfront living with none of the hassles associated with oceanfront home ownership. For more information, please visit.

About Distinctive Management LLC: The preeminent management company for exclusive, luxury properties in the Hamptons, Distinctive Management, LLC boasts an unparalleled expertise in high-end real estate management, including hotel resorts, cooperatives, condominiums, private estates and commercial properties. For more information, please visit.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

BANGLE BANGLE! - Jewelry designer Amrita Singh brings the Glitz to Tinseltown

BANGLE BANGLE! - Jewelry designer Amrita Singh brings the Glitz to Tinseltown
April 8, 2010

Jewelry designer Amrita Singh won the hearts of the fashion and celebrity worlds in 2003 with the launch of Amrita Singh Jewelry. Her unique blend of Old and New worlds into exuberant, artistic pieces of fashion jewelry and accessories have earned her a huge A-list following—the likes of Anne Hathaway, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Faith Hill and Jessica Lange have donned her designs.

A connoisseur of art, Amrita believes in creating jewelry that incorporates the best elements of modern and classic designs. Studying the intricacies of Indian art through travel and extensive independent work, Amrita draws upon the designs of India and the Mughal dynasty to create artisanal Indian Jewelry and accessories. Her passion is evident in the development of both her lines—contemporary jewelry and fine jewelry collections.
One of Amrita’s contemporary jewelry collections, Bangle Bangle is the collection that made Amrita Singh Jewelry a buzzword in the fashion and design circles. The Bangle Bangle Collection combines art and fashion to create a dynamic look for any woman. Featuring an array of materials, styles and sizes, the collection ranges from sterling silver and designer costume jewelry pieces to intricate silk designs and fine enamel work. Featured in top magazines such as Women’s Wear Daily, InStyle, Glamour, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue—Amrita Singh’s Bangle Bangle line has drawn the attention of women, celebrities and the fashion world alike.

Amrita Singh designs are available online and at top U.S. stores including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Intermix, Macy’s and Holt Renfrew—the Fine Jewelry Collection is available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman.

ABOUT AMRITA SINGH: Trained by the best in the field, Amrita Singh graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology and also completed the prestigious two year executive training program at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Though jewelry-making began as an “accidental love,” it grew into a unique and compelling “passion,” according to Amrita. Her design interests are global, reflecting the city that she inhabits and works in: urban, culturally diverse, and infused with artistic inspiration.

Amrita Singh Jewelry and Accessories
580 Broadway, Suite 1109
New York, NY 10012
T: 212-869-3434
F: 212-840-6135

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

With the opening of Bhojan vegetarian restaurant Shiva K. Natarajan, Owner & Executive Chef, changes the face of New York's little India

With the opening of Bhojan vegetarian restaurant Shiva K. Natarajan, Owner & Executive Chef, changes the face of New York's little India
April 7, 2010
Now with the recently-opened Bhojan Vegetarian Restaurant, restaurateur Shiva K. Natarajan has done it again. Having opened a number of the most innovative and highly-reviewed Indian restaurants along the East Coast—including Dhaba, Chola and Tadka in New York City—he is now offering diners a refreshing take on Indian dining with the new vegetarian eatery.

The farthest thing from your average curry house, Shiva’s restaurants offer imaginative yet authentic menus. His restaurants stand out from Little India’s restaurant row neighbors because of a clear insight and vision behind his restaurant concepts. For instance, Dhaba offers a unique list of British-influenced curries, rarely offered at New York City Indian restaurants, while Bhojan boasts an all vegetarian and kosher menu featuring cuisine from Northern and Western India. Dishes such as the Thalis on Bhojan’s menu and the homemade Makkai ki Rotti on the Dhaba menu are the reasons behind Shiva’s success—he has the ability to offer new guests an authentic Indian dining experience while transporting Indian guests back to fond childhood memories.

The restaurant’s inspired interior design and walk-in friendly concepts such as Bhojan’s Sweet Shop have transformed Little India. Shiva’s restaurants attract both hip, young diners walking by on a Friday night as well as Indian guests who look forward to a homecooked meal, forever changing the face of Restaurant Row—a neighborhood known for its on-the-go dining options that is now, due largely in part to Shiva’s vision, a must-try NYC culinary hotspot.

BHOJAN
102 Lexington Avenue (between 27th & 28th Streets), New York City

ABOUT SHIVA K. NATARAJAN: Restaurateur and Executive Chef, Shiva Natarajan, is a veteran to the East Coast gourmet industry having opened eight highly-regarded restaurants; Dhaba, Chola and Tadka in New York City, Chola, Malabar Hill and Bombay Bar & Grill in Connecticut, Jaipore Royal Indian Cuisine in Brewster New York and Bombay at the Black Swan Inn in Lee, Massachusetts. Born and raised in Calcutta, Shiva fell in love with the art of cuisine by spending countless hours in the kitchen with his family, developing what would become his life-long passion for food. After completing his high school education in Bombay, he left India to pursue his MBA at Pace University in New York City. After traveling throughout India, experiencing many different cuisine styles of his native country, Shiva transported his expertise of Indian cuisine to the restaurant industry of New York City.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Dynamic Philanthropist takes the helm: JBFCS welcomes Tony Mann as new Board President

Dynamic Philanthropist takes the helm: JBFCS welcomes Tony Mann as new Board President

Tony Mann has taken office as Board President at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (JBFCS)— an honor that recognizes Mann’s twenty years of exceptional service to the agency. “Giving of oneself is more than a responsibility; it is a privilege,” says Mann. “Getting involved in something larger than myself, such as JBFCS, has taught me the importance of our accomplishments—both big and small. It is our collective impact in the city that counts and we do this by taking small steps. This has inspired me to work even harder.”

JBFCS provides a comprehensive network of mental health and social services to promote well-being, resilience and self-sufficiency for individuals and families in need in the New York metropolitan area. As leaders in the field of human services, the organization proudly serves people of all faiths, races and cultures. Today, JBFCS serves over 65,000 New Yorkers annually through a comprehensive range of 175 community-based programs, residential facilities, and day-treatment centers. With the single largest number of clinic licenses held by one agency, at any given moment, 6,200 New Yorkers are receiving treatment through the JBFCS network of clinics. For further details, please visit www.jbfcs.org.

In addition to his many years of service on the JBFCS Board of Trustees, Mann also served as chairman of Kaplan House, an urban residential facility for twenty-five adolescent males that provides an extensive independent-living skills program and therapeutic and support services. Last year, he launched the JBFCS Hudson Valley Ride, an annual bike ride fundraiser for JBFCS programs and services. The 2009 ride exceeded its first year goal of $250,000 to attain over $425,000. This year’s ride is July 18th with a $500,000 goal. (For more information).

“My vision for the future of JBFCS hinges on our practicing the highest levels of integrity and professionalism in serving families and communities,” said Tony Mann. “As we adapt to these uncertain times, we must remain optimistic as well as vigilant in serving the needs of a diverse population…and having a Board that reflects that diversity.”

A resident of Greenwich, CT, Mann is President of E-J Electric Installation Co., a 110-year-old electrical contracting firm in Long Island City, NY. E-J’s projects range from stadiums, water treatment and power plants to office buildings, transit facilities, schools and theatres. Notable projects under Tony Mann’s leadership include: Yankee Stadium, New York Times Headquarters, Bank of America – Mission Critical, 11 Times Square, Astoria Power & Poletti 500 MW Power Plants, WTC Path Station, Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History, JetBlue JFK Terminal, USTA National Tennis Center, Madame Tussaud’s, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, United Nations, and the Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Research Center.

The Launch of Fund Art Now - Bringing Together the Global Art Community

The Launch of Fund Art Now - Bringing Together the Global Art Community
April 3, 2010

FĂȘting the launch of the newly-formed not-for-profit, Fund Art Now (F.A.N.), a who’s-who of New York City’s art community came together for an evening of art and music at the chic art space, Collective Hardware. Founder of F.A.N. David Zelikovsky kicked off the ten-day celebration of art, with a mission to instill a new Renaissance within the global Arts community and change worldwide consciousness. The night highlighted provocative works by several artists, including Zach Hyman – rumored to be the latest love interest on the MTV Show, The City for star Roxy Olin – as well as Anton S. Kandinsky and Brian Reed, and showcased Ulysses’ latest “animated art” endeavor, along with musical performances. Also in attendance was owner of the Chair and the Maiden Gallery, John Dabu. The F.A.N. launch event began its fundraising efforts for future projects.

Other events during the celebration include, the Nouveau Haiti Night, benefitting the New York City Haiti Relief Fund, the debut of Soul Mafia’s newest album and a performance by Ms. Annie Brazil. The evening’s sponsors include: Ace of Spades, Armand de Brignac Champagne, Steinway & Sons, The Global Syndicate, Diamond Club International, TR Luxury, Next Generation Beverage LLC, Barbados Tourist Authority, The Crane Resort, New York Historical Society, Heart-4-Haiti, One Heart For Haiti and Luxe Event.

ABOUT F.A.N.: With a mission to instill a Renaissance within the Arts community and change global consciousness, F.A.N. draws upon all types of Artists and Artisans across the globe and will create projects – such as the building of its foundation, brick-by-brick, through a joint effort – drawing international interest toward a focused goal. F.A.N.’s purpose is to create a public congregation in which common goals and interests can be developed in a performance and gallery space where improvisation and collaboration are encouraged— a space where All are welcome; the ultimate goal will be to fulfill Van Gogh's elusive lifelong desire for community among artists, a collaboration of dreams.

Art projects selected for sponsorship will be chosen based upon their appeal to the base of human nature, where religion and politics are given secondary status, and their perceived effective nature on a global stage with accessibility to the international public— making a simple statement simply. Breaking down barriers that education and socio-economic factors have established over the centuries, accessibility to the masses is of utmost importance to F.A.N.'s mission.

Through such globally-accessible artwork, F.A.N. hopes to instill a global dialogue that will ultimately alter the manner in which humanity thinks and expresses themselves, changing the basic ideas of value and so forth. As important as the air we breathe, and the water we drink, art, in all of its various incarnations, needs to be embodied by All.
For additional information, please visit www.fundartnow.org. To become a F.A.N. volunteer or donate.

Meet Thelonious "T.J" Johnson - Actor, Model, and Trainer to the Stars

Meet Thelonious "T.J" Johnson - Actor, Model, and Trainer to the Stars
April 2nd, 2010

Thelonious Johnson, better known as T.J., embodies a matchless triple threat, as an actor, model and fitness expert with such elite clients as CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Named one of 2008’s Most Eligible Bachelors by Extra, T.J. has established himself in many arenas, proving to be a sought-after actor while helping individuals reach peak levels of fitness.

T.J.’s career boasts a wide range of highlights. As a model, he has been featured in leading publications such as Vogue Italia, Details, and scored the cover of Maximum Fitness. He was also featured in a nationally syndicated commercial for Old Spice Hair & Body Wash. His acting highlights include roles on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, One Life to Live, and All My Children. Most recently, he has become the face of Capcom Viral Video for popular video game, Bionic Commando.

T.J.’s affinity for fine arts stems from his childhood— his father, a jazz musician, and mother, an artist, emphasized the importance of art throughout T.J.’s upbringing, even naming their son after famed American jazz pianist and composer, Thelonious Monk. Upon college graduation, T.J. focused his efforts on acting, while maintaining a level of physical activity that met his life-long fitness interests.

Thelonious introduces a new approach to fitness training— as he has shared on leading television program Extra, T.J. stresses the importance of preserving the body, and practices the belief that each individual should treat their unique form as a temple. Customizing training sessions to fit the needs and goals of each individual client, T.J. provides full-body workouts that target problem areas to achieve results. Results-driven, T.J. organizes total, comprehensive training sessions that positively affect the client’s physical form, while helping to instate healthier, happier lifestyle choices into his/her everyday life.

Thelonious organizes comprehensive training sessions that positively affect the client’s physical form, while helping to instate healthier, happier lifestyle choices into everyday life. T.J., being an adrenaline-junkie with interests such as snowboarding and extreme sports, offers workouts that embody his own interests. For thrill-seekers in search of an action and adventure-driven workout, he offers extreme outdoor training, providing sessions that feature mountain-biking, hiking, “tough man” workouts and boot camps.

For more information on T.J.’s fitness tips and motivation.