Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dreamworks Animation "TurboFAST" Season 2 Premiering Exclusively on Netflix 7/31

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Hey Mom's and Dad's! Gather the kiddies, the snacks and get ready for TurboFAST!

On Friday, July 31st, Turbo and his crew take Turbotown by storm in the all-new season of DREAMWORKS TURBO FAST, premiering exclusively on Netflix, July 31st. The world’s coolest snails take a turn off the track and set off on a wild ride filled with hilarious hijinks at every turn.  You’ll laugh out loud when they launch into outer space, battle an apocalyptic robot, clash with a ninja stinkbug and escape a booby-trapped treasure hunt! 



Your children are going to enjoy these episodes just like my children did!

Check out this scene clip from the "Turboldly Go" episode :






Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hertz Introduces The Porsche Macan Turbo To Its Dream Cars Collection



Hertz has added the Porsche Macan Turbo to its Dream Cars collection, a line of ultra-high-end performance vehicles. This all-new luxury crossover SUV from Porsche joins other Porsche models available from Hertz, including the 911, Panamera, Cayenne, Boxster and Cayman. Hertz's exclusive Dream Cars collection also includes luxury models from Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Land Rover, Jaguar and more.

"With the expansion of Hertz Dream Cars to include the turbo variant of this extremely popular, bold crossover SUV, we are bringing customers the best options available in luxury cars," said Tom Frese, Senior Vice President, Fleet and Procurement. "Hertz is continuing to redefine the premium car rental experience, offering a truly unique selection of the finest vehicles on the planet."

Available in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Denver airports, the Macan Turbo blends everyday usability with Porsche's renowned sports-car heritage and feel. Combining a 400 hp twin-turbo V6 engine and Porsche's trademark steering feel with an industry defining PDK dual-clutch automated transmission, the all-wheel drive Macan Turbo can seat five with luggage while rocketing to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. 

Dream Car renters have the opportunity to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime luxury driving experience in 35 markets, including Los Angeles, Miami and Las Vegas. Hertz Dream Car rentals include a VIP treatment, beginning with a personalized reservation service available through www.HertzDreamCars.com and via 888.296.9124, although consumers can also reserve most Dream Cars via standard Hertz rental channels. A Hertz representative will either personally meet customers at their airport terminal to provide a one-on-one orientation to the car or deliver the car directly to the customer.

In addition to its Dream Cars collection, Hertz has an extensive fleet of specialty vehicles, including the Prestige collection, a unique line of high-end vehicles; the Adrenaline Collection, an exhilarating line of head-turning, heart-pumping, specialty performance versions of America's most popular muscle cars; and the Green Traveler collection, a line of hybrid, electric and clean diesel vehicles that offer high-fuel efficiency while being easy on the wallet. 

For more information, visit www.HertzDreamCars.com

Thursday, July 23, 2015

European Wax Center's Head to Toe Summer Body Care Tips


Last week I celebrated my birthday doing nothing too extravagant like i'm so accustomed to doing. But I did make a decision to check off at least one thing on my bucket list and it was to get a Brazilian Wax, yikes! So my friends at European Wax Center invited me to experience something that I've always been terrified of. I visited the Hollywood, FL location on Sheridan Street and it was such a wonderful and funny experience. The staff was absolutely welcoming and my Wax Expert was amazing by having me at ease.

Beauty expert at European Wax Center, Melanie Gilliland, has traveled around the country sharing her expertise for internal corporate development as well as industry events/expos and European Wax Center for a Fun, Fabulous & Carefree Season!

"Summer is one of my favorite seasons! What’s not to love, sunshine and fresh air? While many of us enjoy the outdoors, we also dread some of the beauty “must-dos” that come with the season, from dieting to revitalizing dull complexions and tidying up the hair down there. But getting glam in time for summer doesn’t have to be a hassle!" says Melanie. 





Follow this no sweat guide to revealing beautiful skin from head to toe, for the ultimate summer glow with the help of European Wax Center.

·         Goddess Glow: Beauty starts from the inside out. There is no need to go on an intense diet or cleanse, summer is all about fun and setting such rigid restrictions can be uninspiring and counterproductive. Instead, just incorporate more fruits and veggies to your meals and substitute sodas and juices with water. Drink plenty of water!  In the hot weather you’ll actually crave these eats and H20 since they are refreshing.  Not only will they provide hydrating relief, but when you incorporate these regularly into your diet you’ll notice a more luminous glow and BONUS: reduced bloating.

·         Tidy Up: Say farewell to the hair down there with a bikini wax. A bikini wax ensures you’re a smooth sight and lets you feel free to bare it all at the beach or any other setting that requires a little less attire. Be sure to reveal the beautiful skin around other areas of the body which are usually undercover like you’re under arms and legs. For a full list of services visit: http://www.waxcenter.com/waxing/women.

·         Show Off Those Curves: Hit the beach and strut your stuff! Go roller blading, enjoy a bike ride, just embrace your body and get active. Exercise releases toxins, again enhancing beautiful skin and it puts you in a good mood. When you feel good, your confidence shines through allowing you to have a fun, fabulous and carefree season.

·         Share “Summer Lovin”: This summer when you head to EWC to get glam, all first time visitors get a complimentary wax and even if it’s not your first time, anytime you share the “Summer Lovin” by referring a guest, you get $5 off your next service. They say sharing is caring, so what are you waiting for? Go get your summer waxing on!







Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary Brazilian wax in exchange for this blog post. BUT all opinions are based off of my own experience.  

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

#TechTuesday | GoPro Launches HERO4 Session Camera

 
GoPro, Inc., enabler of some of today's most engaging content, is proud to announce HERO4 Session, the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro yet.  50% smaller and 40% lighter than GoPro's best-selling HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, HERO4 Session packs GoPro's Emmy® Award-winning image quality and performance into an exciting new low-profile form factor. HERO4 Session benefits from a durable waterproof design that eliminates the need for a separate housing and features simple one-button control to make capturing immersive photos and video quicker and more convenient than ever before. HERO4 Session is compatible with existing GoPro mounts and will retail for $399.99 MSRP at authorized GoPro retailers around the world and on GoPro.com beginning July 12, 2015

HERO4 Session captures GoPro-quality 1080p60, 720p100 and 1440p30 video along with eight megapixel photos in Single, Burst and Time Lapse modes. It features many of the same innovative features found in GoPro's best-selling HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, including SuperView™, Protune and Auto Low Light recording modes. An expanded set of controls and settings can be accessed when using the GoPro App or Smart Remote.

Operating HERO4 Session is very simple. A short press of the shutter button quickly powers the camera on and video recording begins automatically. A long press of the shutter button powers the camera on and triggers Time Lapse photo capture. Press the shutter button again to save video or photo content and power the camera off. This simple one button design drastically improves the speed and convenience of capturing life moments as they happen.

HERO4 Session is built to GoPro's famous rugged standards and is waterproof to 33 feet (10 meters). It features a sleek frame mounting system that is compatible with GoPro's expansive array of mounts. An innovative dual microphone system dynamically switches sound recording between microphones to reduce wind noise during activities. Audio performance during water-based activities has been dramatically improved thanks to HERO4 Session's waterproof design that eliminates the need for a separate waterhousing, which can often muffle sounds.

HERO4 Session    $399.99 MSRP
  • Stunning 1080p60, 720p100, and 1440p30 video
  • Waterproof to 33' (10m), no separate housing required
  • Easy one-button control: short press of shutter powers camera on and begins capturing video, long shutter button press powers camera on and begins capturing time-lapse photos
  • Captures 8MP Single, Burst, and Time Lapse photos
  • Compatible with GoPro mounts and accessories
  • Dual Mic system captures enhanced audio during high wind and water-based activities
  • Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth® enable easy connectivity to GoPro App and Smart Remote
  • Auto image rotation corrects image orientation during recording
  • Includes standard and low-profile frame mounts for increased mounting versatility
  • New Ball Joint Buckle mount is included 


Source: GoPro Inc. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

7 Sizzling Tips to Save Money and Energy this Summer



Summer is officially here and with the heat comes a higher electric bill especially in Florida. As the days get longer and hotter, air conditioners need to run longer to keep things cool. In fact, A/C units can run up to twice as long in the summer as compared to cooler months, accounting for more than half of the electric bill.

According to Florida Power and Light Energy Expert, Tiffany Spence, "There is a seasonal difference in customer bills. Summer bills are always higher because we're all using more electricity. Not only is the sun out in full force, but the kids are out of school and guests are coming to town. There is a lot of activity in our homes." 

While Florida Power & Light customers already have typical bills that are the lowest in the state and 30 percent below the national average, there are easy ways to help make them even lower. So before firing up the fireworks this July 4th holiday, try these seven tips to help save energy and money:
  1. Go outside: Cook using an outdoor grill instead of the oven to keep the kitchen cool.
  2. Use smaller appliances: If cooking inside, do it with a toaster oven, microwave or crock pot. These smaller appliances use less energy than the oven and add less heat to the kitchen.
  3. Consider cold snacks: When it's hot outside, a cold alternative such as sandwiches, vegetables or fruit make for delicious snacks without having to use the oven.
  4. Grab in bulk: Reduce the amount of cold air escaping from the fridge by opening the door once to get all necessary items.
  5. Fill it up: Run the dishwasher with a full load and use the air dry option, if available.
  6. Turn it off: When leaving to watch a parade or fireworks, remember to turn off lights and fans. Fans only keep people cool, not rooms, so if you're not at home, there's no reason to run them.
  7. Turn it up: Turn the thermostat up to 82 degrees or higher if you're traveling for the long weekend. And remember to close window blinds and shades to block out the sun's heat.

Visit FPL.com/easytosave to take FPL's Online Home Energy Survey and use the Energy Dashboard to learn how to save up to $250 a year.



Source: FPL

Thursday, June 25, 2015

"Terminator Genisys" Prize Pack Giveaway


John Connor sends Kyle Reese back in time to protect Sarah Connor, but when he arrives in 1984, nothing is as he expected it to be. "Terminator Genisys", starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, hits theaters on Tuesday, July 1, 2015 and we're giving away a prize pack to one lucky reader!

The prize pack includes a pair of headphones, a t-shirt, a cup, a poster AND 6 tickets to see the movie at any Regal Theaters. All you have to do is enter your valid email address below and a winner will be chosen!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle" Now Available on DVD and Digital HD


Everyone's favorite monkey is back and I'm so excited for my children to enjoy the monkey that I grew up with as well. Available today on DVD and Digital HD is "Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle" and my children gave this movie 10 stars!

When Curious George is asked to take part in a very important space mission, a little monkeying around forces him to crash-land in Africa. While a worried Man with the Yellow Hat searches for him, Curious George bravely explores the jungle and makes new animal friends along the way. Reunited at last, the two best pals have an unforgettable adventure shared with their new friends! Featuring the voice talents of Angela Bassett & John Goodman, with music by the Plain White T’s, join Curious George on his fun-filled journey that the whole family will enjoy!

The soundtrack will be available June 23, 2015 on Back Lot Music, featuring the new original song “Welcome to Paradise” performed by Plain White T’s and score by composer Heitor Pereira (DESPICABLE ME, MINIONS).

Let Curious George join your kids selfies! Use the Brand-New Free Photo App: www.PhotoWithGeorge.com

BONUS FEATURES- DVD:
Sing-Alongs – Sing along to your favorite songs from the film
  • Ordinary Superman
  •            Welcome to Paradise
  •            Beautiful Wild
  •            Together Forever


Check out these bonus clips: 

ORDINARY SUPERMAN SINGALONG 



FILM CLIP SPACE

Friday, June 19, 2015

Last Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas by Neiman Marcus


It's Friday and you're still wondering what to get dad for Father's Day! It may be a little too late to do online shopping unless you are lucky enough to get overnight shipping or if Dad is ok with getting a late gift. If those options are not possible, then it's time to get in the car and drive to your nearest Neiman Marcus store and spoil Dad. 

Check out the list below: 


SHINOLA MEN'S WATCH



47mm Runwell Men's Chronograph Watch, Stainless Steel/Ivory Dial 
$900.00 
Made by hand with the desire to craft the finest watches with the choicest materials—the Shinola Runwell watch collection boasts American heritage and Swiss parts. Featuring a classic field watch design with a sleek, round dial and bold numerals—the Runwell artistically defines Shinola's mantra, "Where American is made."™
  • From the Shinola Runwell Collection.
  • 47mm stainless steel case with double curve sapphire crystal.
  • 24mm five-link stainless steel bracelet with deployant clasp.
  • Ivory dial with Super-LumiNova® hands, Arabic numerals, and hour markers.
  • Detroit built Argonite 5021 quartz movement with Swiss parts.
  • Chronograph function with 2 subdials; date window at 6 o'clock.
  • Water-resistant up to 100 ATM (100 meters/330 ft.).
  • Made in USA of Swiss and imported materials.



MIANSAI



















Miansai 
Modern Anchor Leather Bracelet, Navy 
$70.00

  • Miansai bracelet in cowhide full-grain leather.
  • Golden-plated brass signature Miansai anchor.
  • Made in USA of Italian material.




VALENTINO 

Valentino 
Rockrunner Mesh Sneaker, Navy 
$645.00
  • Valentino men's mesh sneaker with suede and leather trim.
  • Lace-up front.
  • Padded collar and insole.
  • Signature Rockstud detail trims heel counter.
  • Rubber sole provides traction.
  • Made in Italy.



PAUL SMITH



Paul Smith 
Jack Striped Socks, Gray 
$30.00 
Paul Smith "Jack" striped socks.
  • Ribbed cuff prevents rolling.
  • Cotton/nylon; machine wash.
  • Imported.



FRIGO by Revolution Wear


   
Four of the world's biggest stars, Derek Jeter, 50 Cent, Carmelo Anthony and Timbaland, have come together along with one of the founders of Tempur-Pedic to form the power-house team behind FRIGO® and are changing the undergarment industry for men.
 
FRIGO®, comes from entrepreneur Mathias Ingvarsson, the former Vice President and European Director of Tempur-Pedic and features the patented signature FRIGO ZoneTM, providing ultimate support and adjusts to give a customized fit while also offering men optimal comfort with style and practicality in mind. The line includes various T-Shirt styles made from enhanced high-tech performance fabrics as well.



Frigo No. 1 Exclusive Boxer Briefs:
  • State-of-the-art fabrication: constructed mostly of smooth performance microfiber with ultra-light fabric on the crotch so you don't feel constricted and breathable mesh zones to keep you cool
  • Patented, adjustable interior mesh pouch keeps you supported and prevents sweating and chafing
  • The pouch's soft lock adjustment system lets you adjust the fit to your own preference
  • Next-generation waistband features covered seams for a near-seamless feel and Coolmax wicking fabric to keep you dry
  • Bonded (almost stitch-free) body for a smooth, seamless feel
  • Laser-cut vents in the rear for added ventilation
  • Silicone-lined leg openings anchor the fabric, preventing ride-up
  



Frigo by Revolution Wear No.1 Exclusive T-shirt 
  • Engineered with three comfort fabrics, including ultra light fabric, enhanced performance fabric by Eurojersey® Italy, and cool mesh
  • Features macro laser-cut vents for ventilation
  • Mesh zone below nape for ventilation
  • Mesh zones at armpits
  • Seamed along sides
  • 29 inch long sides from shoulder to hem (size L)
 







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