Carter’s Launches New ‘Es Para Ti’ Campaign

Carter’s Launches New ‘Es Para Ti’ Campaign

Community and representation mean everything, and Carter’s is no stranger to that.

In 2020, Carter’s commissioned a multi-phase research program with a goal of developing relatable messaging to speak to each of its consumer audiences. At the time, the company’s emphasis was on product promotions and it wanted to connect more emotionally with customers. This led to thorough segmentation work that began early last year, which helped to inform recent multicultural campaigns, including ‘Fun is back in style’ last summer – and now, this new campaign. 

 

‘Es Para Ti’ (‘It’s For You’) speaks to the Latinx or Latiné community’s experience and belief in family coming first, with family at the center of the most meaningful moments in our lives. The upbeat ad captures the energy of a large multigenerational family gathering celebrating multiple kids’ birthdays. ‘It’s for partying, it’s for playing, it’s for being with family. Most of all, it’s made for you. Es para ti.’

The creative will appear on display, OLV and CTV and will run for 6 weeks in :30 and :15 formats. Sample Spanish language publishers that will run the creative include People en Español, Hola.com, and Telemundo, with English language publishers running the creative too. You can learn more at Carter’s Es Para Ti landing page.

MONOGRAM Shop Opens In West Hollywood

MONOGRAM Shop Opens In West Hollywood

If you’re keeping up with the latest cannabis news, you’d be delighted to know that MONOGRAM Shop at Calma Dispensary in West Hollywood is now open! The display is MONOGRAM’s largest brick & mortar retail footprint to-date and will feature three MONOGRAM strains: the No.01, the No.03, and the just-released No.08 (the brand’s first-ever light strain). These options are available in a variety of formats, including loosies, hand-rolls and 2g & 4g flowers.

MONOGRAM is the first cannabis line introduced by Shawn ‘JAY-Z’ Carter, seeking to redefine what cannabis means to consumers today. To celebrate the opening, visitors sat with DeAndre ‘De’ Watson for a special desk-side rolling session. Through its individualized approach and dedicated to quality, Monogram creates products with the consumer in mind. Calma is open from 10 am – 10 pm and located at 1155 N La Brea Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90038.

About MONOGRAM Products

MONOGRAM flower is grown in small batches to maintain control and quality. Each flower is hand-selected and hand-finished by MONOGRAM experts to ensure a premium experience from grow to smoke. The bold packaging for MONOGRAM 2g and 4g Flower provides a showcase piece, while keeping the cannabis fresh and protected from UV light. Each LOOSIES PREROLL PACK contains four 0.4g prerolls that have been individually wrapped to make a statement and reflect the magic held within: bold, convenient, top-shelf quality – wherever, whenever.

About DeAndre ‘De’ Watson

DeAndre ‘De’ Watson serves as Culture & Cultivation Ambassador for Shawn ‘JAY-Z’ Carter’s maiden cannabis brand, MONOGRAM. Leveraging over 25 years of experience working in the cannabis space, Mr. Watson guides MONOGRAM’s expert growers in ensuring each plant receives personalized attention through a program of extended humidity control, post-harvest care, trimming, and flushing. Operating out of San Jose, California, he and the cultivation team work daily to guarantee that MONOGRAM’s finished flower reaches its fullest potential.

About Calma Dispensary

Calma’s immersive atmosphere allows you to experience cannabis in a new way. Our West Hollywood dispensary is dedicated to bringing the elevated calmness of a pleasurable high into the spatial dimension. Explore our amazing products in a rejuvenating space, learn more about particular strains and their effects, and find your perfect high. At Calma, we’re about more than just great cannabis products. We aim to build community and enable change.

Celebrate The Launch of New Camino Sours Gummies

Celebrate The Launch of New Camino Sours Gummies

Halloween is almost here, and there are plenty of treats out there for adults! If you’re looking to blaze a new path in Los Angeles, celebrate the launch of Kiva Confections newest Camino Sours with a limited-edition ride. Tourists and Angelenos alike can take out Kiva’s fleet of limited-edition Solé bikes for a cruise around The Strand in Venice Beach!

In partnership with Venice Beach dispensary Green Goddess, every purchase of new Camino Sours at Green Goddess from October 23rd – 24th will grant access to Kiva’s fleet of Camino Sours bikes for up to 10 riders! Officially out today, Kiva’s new Camino Sours gummies boast a tart new taste and chewy texture, with the same terpene-tailored effects you know and love.

These vegan gummies are dusted in sour sugar and will be available in watermelon, peach, and citrus flavors — each with its own mood boosting benefits:

Watermelon for uplifting vibes, Citrus to chill out, and Orchard Peach when you just need to balance out.

To sweeten the deal more, anyone who purchases Camino Sours at Green Goddess from October 23rd – 24th will automatically be entered into a raffle to win one of the exclusive Camino Sours bikes — PLUS — from October 23-24th Green Goddess will also be offering a Buy 2 Get 1 Free Camino deal, including at least one Camino Sours tin plus an exclusive high-end gift with purchase while supplies last!

Kiva Confections Gets Spooky with Blood Orange Camino Gummies

Kiva Confections Gets Spooky with Blood Orange Camino Gummies

When it comes to Halloween, there’s so much out there to help set the spooky mood.

Even when it comes to your favorite edibles, there’s something to help get you in the spirit. Kiva’s Blood Orange Camino gummies are exactly that. Kiva’s Blood Orange Caminos are the perfect match for any scary movie nights, pumpkin carvings, or costume parties you have planned this Hallow’s Eve. With a sweet, tart flavor and an exhilarating blend of sativa terpenes, Blood Orange Camino is the only treat you’ll want this Halloween — keep the tricks.

In addition to Blood Orange, Kiva is known for their wide variety of flavors, including Pineapple Habanero, Watermelon Lemonade, Midnight Blueberry, Sparkling Pear, Yuzu Lemon, and Wild Berry. As if that weren’t enough, Kiva Confections offers chocolates, chews, mints, and bites — all a variety of treats covered, stuffed, and made with dreamy goodness.

Grab them before they’re gone! Blood Orange Camino will only be available for the month of October at California dispensaries, while supplies last.

New Atlas of American Style

New Atlas of American Style

From the forthcoming book with Vogue entitled THE UNITED STATES OF FASHION: A NEW ATLAS OF AMERICAN STYLE which will  be publishied on September 7th.

 

An expanded look at Vogue’s February 2021 issue which launched their project, this book celebrates creators, artisans, and visionaries across the country, paying tribute to the democratization of American fashion. Organized by region and providing additional context for the designers and craftspeople featured, the book offers a wealth of new material and is presented in an entirely different way from the printed magazine. Including an introductory essay by Anna Wintour, the book also features never-before-seen photographs and anecdotes, not published in the pages of Vogue, from fashion designers Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte; Jeremy Scott, and Libertine; photographers Alex Webb and June Canedo; and craftspeople Ariana Boussard-Reifel and Ataumbi Metals, to name a few. The book also contains texts by esteemed writers, from Louise Erdrich’s words on Native American fashion and music editor Suzy Exposito’s account of being goth in Miami, to new ways of creating sustainable, recycled fashion.

The editors of Vogue, the ultimate authority on fashion, document the post-COVID changes happening across the fashion landscape in America. Celebrating creators, artisans, and visionaries across the country, the book pays tribute to the democratization of American fashion and the creativity and artisanship that is no longer confined to the runways of New York and Los Angeles.

FASHION HAS LONG mythologized the American West, forging certain staples—gauzy dresses, cowboy boots—from its history and lore. Today, however, a growing number of designers are reworking those old codes and points of reference, finding inspiration in sources as wonderfully varied as Montana and New Mexico’s Indigenous cultures, Hollywood, Las Vegas, and the surf in Southern California. If they have anything in common, it’s a shared spirit of free-dom and adventure, one articulated by The Elder Statesman’s Greg Chait. “We are about being free-spirited—that’s what we have in Los Angeles,” he says. “Fashion isn’t L.A.’s first language, but creativity is.”

10 Things SoCal Homeowners Should Consider

10 Things SoCal Homeowners Should Consider

There is nothing quite like the beauty of southern California living. However, when you buy a house, there are multiple factors to consider. Here are some things to keep in mind as you settle into your new home.

1. Use Alternative Ways to Cool Your Home

 For those hotter summer months, you may find yourself cranking up the heat. Keep in mind this can increase your energy bills. To reduce costs, consider installing a whole-house fan. They blow out hotter air from the attic and pull in cooler outside air from the windows.

They also can help your air conditioner run more effectively. Whole house fans are also more energy-efficient while providing constant air circulation.

Along with these fans, here are some other ways to help cool down your home:

  • Close your blinds
  • Set your ceiling fans to rotate counterclockwise
  • Insulate your attic and walls
  • Do your baking and washing at night
  • Shut doors to unused rooms

2. Fix Your Leaky Water Heater

Your drain valves may leak occasionally, but these can easily be replaced. Although, when your tanks begin to leak, this could cause more significant issues. Common causes of leaks include older age, loose drain valves, or too much pressure in the tank.

Water tanks are typically made of glass-lined steel. When the glass becomes cracked, the steel can start to rust, creating puddles on your floor. If left untreated, the cracks can continue to grow.

Once you identify a leak, call a specialist immediately. This will prevent future damage and save you money on expensive repairs down the road. Plus, you can use some of the cash saved to take your family on a trip to Disneyland.

3. Lock Your Windows and Doors During the Day

When rushing off to work in the morning, you may sometimes forget to lock your door. You might even want to keep the windows open to let in some fresh air while you’re away. To protect your personal belongings, lock your doors whenever you leave your house.

This is especially important if you live in a desirable neighborhood, such as Santa Monica.

Here are some other tips to help further secure your home:

  • Secure the door
  • Lock the Windows
  • Light up Your Landscape
  • Set up a security system
  • Lockdown your wifi network

4. Remember to Replace Your Furnace Filters

If you live a more fast-paced lifestyle it can be hard to remember to replace your furnaces.  However, leaving them untouched can lead to poorer indoor air quality and higher energy bills.

To help you keep up with maintenance, consider pre-buying a year’s supply of filters. You want to change them at least every three months, depending on your strainer type.

5. Shut Off Your Main Water Valve When You Go On Vacation

It is essential to know the location of your main water valve to avoid flooding. Being able to access and turn it off quickly saves you valuable time if any issues arise. It’s also good to know the location of the valves when you’re going on a family trip. Turning it off protects your personal belongings in case a pipe bursts while you’re gone.

6. Know Where Your Property Lines Are

When owning a property, you want to be aware of where it begins and ends. This information comes in handy if you want to build a fence or plant trees on your residence. Keep in mind; you may be required to have a fence if you install a pool in your backyard. To find out where your property lines are, you can request a plot plan from city hall.

7. Go For a Timeless Design

Remodeling can be a costly and time-consuming project. To help minimize renovations, design with styles remaining popular over the years. While you may want your home to feature updated designs, remember trends change over time.

Here are some timeless design tips to consider incorporating into your home:

  • Design with symmetry in mind
  • Incorporate classic patterns, like botanicals, stripes and plaids
  • Decorate with furniture that has clean lines
  • Remember less is more
  • Paint walls with natural colors

However, you should add your personal touches to your space. Just keep in mind you’re style preferences may change with time.

8. Always Measure When Buying New Appliances or Fixtures

This is a critical step to ensure your appliances fit within the designated space. It also saves you the hassle of returning the item to the store and purchasing a new one. Before going to the store, measure your current appliance and the space the new one will go.

9. Consider Installing Solar Panels

Solar panels are a more eco-friendly way to power your home. Plus, you might as well take advantage of all that sunshine. Along with the environmental impact, you can also save money. Since the panels use renewable energy, your electricity bill may decrease. You can even earn some extra cash. There is a 26% tax credit for solar systems installed on residential properties.

Before you purchase your solar panels, consider these different factors:

  • Solar panel efficiency
  • Durability
  • Ratings and reviews
  • Warranties
  • Overall quality

10. Use a Programmable Thermostat

To keep your indoor temperature comfortable, consider installing a smart thermostat. This device allows you to set your ideal temperature schedule. Also, the thermostat helps to save energy reducing your heating and cooling expenses. Some models can even be controlled by your smartphone, providing more convenience.

What to Consider When Owning a Home in SoCal

Living in California has many perks, such as warm weather and a more luxurious lifestyle. Although, when it comes to purchasing a home their multiple things to keep in. Here are some of the things you should keep in mind as a homeowner.

Protect Your Skin From Scarring

Protect Your Skin From Scarring

6 Expert Ways to Protect Your Skin From Scarring, Injury and Blemishes

With the warm season here, you bare more skin. However, you want to keep your appearance glowing and blemish-free any time of year.

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and many things can damage it. Here are six expert ways to protect your skin from scarring, injury and blemishes.

1. Leave New Pimples Alone

While sitting in your 8 a.m. chemistry class, you notice a bump on your chin that feels like a fresh blackhead. Your tendencies might scream, “pick at me!” Please try not to yield to the temptation. Picking at your skin can introduce new dirt and germs into pores, making existing acne worse. Trying to pop a newly erupted pimple can push bacteria and oil deeper into the infected pore, increasing swelling, pressure and redness. Icing such spots can reduce swelling and redness until they reach the point where you can perform an extraction.

2. But Treat Injuries Quickly

The old cliché may advise you to never trust a man who has no scars — but the originator of this saying spoke metaphorically. In reality, you want to practice proper wound care to prevent scarring.

If you get a cut or a burn, your first order of business is to thoroughly clean the wound to remove any debris. You also need to cool burns before applying any ointments that might seal heat inside your skin. Once you’ve cleansed and cooled the area, apply a dab of petroleum jelly to the affected area to keep the wound from drying out and forming a scab. You can also use silicone or hydrogel sheets for larger wounds.

Bruises fade in time, but they can distress you if you end up sporting purple and green blotches that contrast with your sleeveless pink bridesmaid’s gown at a summer wedding. Icing your bruise immediately after the bump occurs can help minimize discoloration. Please ensure that you use a fabric bugger between the ice pack and your skin to avoid making matters worse.

3. Use the Right Tool

Take heart, perfect skin seekers. You can still enjoy the gross-yet-satisfying sensation of popping your pimples if you wait until the right time and use the correct instrument.

It’s best if you use self-care techniques after a seasoned professional shows you the ropes. However, let’s keep it real — not everyone has the money for a dermatologist. You can buy comedone extractors such as those recommended by Dr. Pimple Popper and find instructional videos online if you can’t afford a trip.

4. Or Call a Professional

If you have the means, please see a professional for the best advice on protecting your skin from scarring, injuries and blemishes. Please don’t think this advice implies that you can’t learn how to take care of your skin at home.

However, your dermatologist can help you considerably in this endeavor by identifying your skin type and recommending products ideal for your unique DNA. You could potentially save money by not wasting countless pennies here and there trying various products that may work for others, but not you.

5. Wear Sunscreen

If you haven’t started wearing sunscreen each day yet, please get into the habit. Even if you adopt the mindset of, “early humans didn’t wear protection, and they survived” keep in mind that things have changed. Climate change means humans now experience more ground-level UVA radiation than past generations.

If you eschew commercial sunscreens because of the chemicals some brands contain, you can make DIY protection. All you need is some powdered zinc oxide and a carrier base that works well for your skin type. Coconut oil works wonders for dry skin, while argan oil won’t clog acne-prone pores.

6. Nourish Your Skin

Even if you try to be careful, you will eventually suffer life’s bumps and bruises. When you do, your body will heal itself — and recovery will go more quickly if you provide it with the right building blocks for doing so.

If you don’t follow a vegan diet, try to consume more fatty fish for the omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E. The omega-3’s reduce redness and inflammation from pimples, while vitamin E protects against damaging free radicals. Plant-based foods such as walnuts, sweet potatoes and red and yellow bell peppers likewise contain various antioxidants that help protect your skin cells from further damage and provide the materials they need to heal.

Protect Your Skin From Scarring, Injuries and Blemishes

Looking your best means taking care of your body’s largest organ. Protect your skin from scarring, injuries and blemishes to give it the best chance at longevity.

 

Renowned Mexican-American Duo Launch New Cristalino Tequila, Dahlia

Renowned Mexican-American Duo Launch New Cristalino Tequila, Dahlia


The Mexican-American entrepreneurial duo behind the largest independent mezcal brand in the country, El Silencio, has  just added a new, bright and seductive Cristalino Tequila, to their portfolio: Dahlia!

 

Dahlia launched in February with it’s sights set on a new wave of tequila aficionados, offering an enchanting, modern and masterful Cristalino expression that can be sipped or mixed, day or night. A 100% Blue Weber Agave Reposado Tequila, each drop is filtered through charcoal for purity and balance. The end result is a smooth, clean, true transformation of agave into art that straddles time by honoring the past.

 

Made in Jalisco, Dahlia is the vision of Fausto Zapata and Vicente Cisneros — the Mexican-American entrepreneurs behind the largest independent Mezcal Brands in the World — known as El Silencio. As is the case with their award-winning mezcal, there is no famous face of the brand – the star of this show is in the bottle. Packaged in a captivating glass vessel reminiscent of a classic perfume bottle, Dahlia is created for the new wave of tequila aficionados as an enchanting Cristalino Tequila that can be sipped or mixed, day or night. Dahlia is available nationwide at here at a retail price of $39.99.
 

About El Silencio

El Silencio has revived the ancient art of artisanal mezcal, pioneering a unique approach and delivering the hand-crafted spirit to a new generation of creative drinkers and cultural innovators. El Silencio is made in Oaxaca, Mexico using the traditional process carried on by generations of Mezcaleros. Meticulously picked agaves are roasted, crushed and double distilled resulting in a full-bodied flavor. El Silencio goes beyond the bottle, transforming the ordinary and disrupting the status quo.
 

About The Founders

Co-Founder and CEO, Fausto Zapata’s affinity for Mezcal, along with the creative inspiration that came from both his love of craft spirits and a deep passion for the storied state of Oaxaca, drove him — along with his business partner Vicente Cisneros — to launch Mezcal El Silencio in September of 2013. Since then, Silencio has become the leading premium artisanal Mezcal and a focal point in the spirits industry currently being served in establishments across the Country.

 

Prior to Mezcal El Silencio, Mr. Zapata was a private real estate developer and investor with projects in both Los Angeles and Mexico. A serial entrepreneur at heart, Mr. Zapata has helped launch more than a half-dozen companies, many in the food and beverage industry, but also in financial services, media and technology.

Through Mr. Zapata’s leadership, Silencio has been a strong supporter of The Chase Foundation, LAPD’s Hollenbeck PAL, LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade, #PorOaxaca and Keep the Memory Alive, among other charities. A Mexico City native, Mr. Zapata resides in Pacific Palisades with his two children, Alexia and Adriano. In his spare time you’ll usually find him skydiving, rock-climbing, skiing, or trail running on the Santa Monica canyons, all of which are usually followed by a glass of Mezcal El Silencio on the rocks.

President and CMO, Vicente Cisneros, has been the creative force behind the explosive brand Mezcal El Silencio since the spark of its conception over seven years ago. Throughout the company’s thrilling journey, he has led the emergence of product design, aesthetic development, and marketing implementation strategies. He is responsible for taking a unique product and expanding it into impactful images that deliver a distinctly provocative, mystical and cutting-edge experience.

With over twenty years of expertise under his belt, Vicente has directed the company’s creative output by developing a unique in-house digital marketing machine. This powerhouse of content creation and production remains in constant pursuit of cultural innovation and imaginative evolution, creating an unmistakable image for a quality product that promises elevated design to consumers. Establishing a clear brand identity has been fundamental to his work and vision for the company.

 

Cooking with Wine

Cooking with Wine

Cooking Wine and Cooking With Win

Cooking Wine is different than cooking with wine, learn about the differences and a few dishes that need a special touch

This article originally appeared on Firstleaf.club

Cooking with Wine

Cooking with Wine

Wine has been used to cook amazing dishes for a long, long time. The Romans were known for including wine in sauces, braises, and stews. The French make Coq au Vin, the Italians have risotto and chicken marsala, and the Japanese use sake for all kinds of dishes.

Food and wine paired or cooked together can be a dream come true. Whether the wine is from your favorite winery or from your local grocery store, a little bit of wine can add a lot of complexity to a dish.

What Is the Difference Between Cooking Wine and Table Wine?

Cooking wine is different than your average bottle of wine. This wine was never meant to be drunk, but it was meant to be included as an ingredient in cooking. Cooking wine has salt and other preservatives that extend the shelf life of the product and keep it from spoiling. These small additions allow it to legally be sold at grocery stores, but you wouldn’t want to drink it. This also means that when you open a bottle, it can be used for a long long time. Unless you’re running a restaurant, you’d never need to buy a whole case of cooking wine.

But let’s say a recipe calls for cooking wine and you don’t have any on hand. You can substitute almost any leftover wine you have in a recipe as long as you stay close to the flavor profile and color called for. Substituting red wine for white wine can have a significant impact depending on the dish, but if you are an adventurous cook, it could be a fun journey. Fortified wines, like dry vermouth or dry sherry, are other good options for cooking as the high alcohol content preserves them from going bad.

It should be noted that there is contention in the cooking community, and some chefs think that using leftover wine (or bad wine) is fine, whereas others disagree and call for only the finest in their dishes. We think this is a somewhat silly argument when the wine is being cooked (as opposed to being used as a final topping). Heat exposure will destroy much of the wine’s flavor, such as tannins or those imparted by oak barrels. So we wouldn’t ever recommend cooking with expensive wine.

Uses for Wine in Cooking

There are so many applications for how we can use wine when we cook. Wine brings acidity, sweetness, and flavor to a dish which enhances the complexity and makes a better final product.

Marinades

Marinating meat or vegetables in wine, herbs, vinegar, and other flavoring agents, is a great way to ensure what you cook is flavorful and retains some moisture in the cooking process. A good rule of thumb is to use one cup of wine for every cup of oil in a marinade.

Stocks

Stocks are used as bases for soups and grains and can be much more flavorful when accompanied by the right type of wine.

Braising

Roasting meats in a liquid base (especially when flavored by good wine) creates a robust flavor and tender finale for a dinner entree.

Deglazing

Wine can be poured into a hot pan that has been used for searing or for braising, to help loosen what has stuck to the pan (called the fond). This is the base for many pan sauces which are the foundations of French cooking.

Poaching

Fruit can be cooked in wine to form the base of many Italian desserts, or poached fruits can be used to form the filling for pies.

Floats

Simply pouring a bit of sweet wine over the top of ice cream or other cool desserts is a delicious way to finish a meal.

How to Use Wine in Cooking

How to Use Wine in Cooking

Some Dishes Featuring Specific Wine Varietals

If a recipe calls for cooking wine a table wine will suffice, but the reverse is not always true. Different wines bring different flavor profiles, and sometimes when a recipe calls for a dry white wine, a Marsala will not cut it.

We wanted to list a few dishes that are either closely associated with a certain wine, or are a particularly good use for a varietal.

Pinot Noir: A good pinot is earthy, but still has good forward fruit. We would love to pair this with braised meats and mushrooms or maybe roasted duck breast. Pinot is also a good candidate for making a rich pan sauce — with pork chops, for example.

Chardonnay: The buttery full-bodied Chards will be a great addition to a coq au vin blanc. It could also be used to make a beurre blanc, a delicious butter and wine mixture that can be spooned over vegetables and other meats.

Sauvignon Blanc: Sauvignon blanc typically doesn’t carry heavy flavors that will overwhelm lighter dishes, so we would recommend cooking the sauvignon into a cream sauce or with seafood dishes.

Riesling: Riesling has many different flavors that can show through depending on how it is made, but look to classic German and Alsatian dishes. Pâté in a riesling jelly is a classic, as is chicken braised in riesling and cream.

Pinot Grigio: The lightness of pinot grigio will be very helpful for seafood dishes and could be used to poach light, Mediterranean fish with olive oil. Served over pasta, the pinot grigio flavored cooking liquid makes a delicious sauce.

Zinfandel: The big fruit flavors of zinfandel work well with gamey dishes. Think about cooking venison or wild boar and using zinfandel to make a pan sauce.

Merlot: We love the flavors of duck breast and merlot. Make a rich, buttery pan sauce to accompany it.

Cabernet Sauvignon: Risotto tinted with a dry red like cabernet is a great side dish that can be paired with pan-seared scallops or roasted chicken.

Chianti: Classic pairings for cooking with Chianti include lamb, boar, and offal all braised in rich Chianti.

Syrah: Syrah is another wine that is great for making pan sauces and braises. We really love it as a pan sauce that gets spooned over grilled red meats.

Sparkling Wine: Sparkling wine (and particularly champagne) is a classic addition to a lot of desserts. Truffles, mousses, and foams can be pepped up with a little bit of sparkling wine.

Vermouth: Vermouth is a classic cooking ingredient due to its high acidity, and can be used as a base for sauces and braises. We would recommend trying it in chicken Provençal.

Madeira: Madeira can be a magical addition to dishes, and works particularly well with gamey flavors. It can make great sauces for game birds and it is an integral part of making some types of cake.

Sherry: Sherry is used to add acidity to many glazes (for desserts or savory dishes) and makes an incredible vinaigrette.

Popular Cooking Wine Varietals

Popular Cooking Wine Varietals

 

Love is the Air

Love is the Air

On Saturday, October 24 2020, the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) will host its 5th annual Fundraising Gala. The event will take place in an exciting and immersive online environment hosted by award-winning actress Lisa Edelstein. LACP will honor Douglas Kirkland & Francoise Kirkland with the 2020 Stieglitz Award, as well as LA photographer Estevan Oriol, and the Los Angeles Times photographers. The evening will include special guests, a showcase of photographs from our juried competition, “The Connected World” and an online post-gala cocktail party.

Guests will also be invited to peruse a virtual gallery of over 100 extraordinary photographs from artists, galleries and institutions and can hear audio clips of artists talking about their work. Bidding to support LACP will be available around the world via Artsy from October 15th – October 29th  at

www.artsy.net/LACP

Notable artists include: Douglas Kirkland, Melanie Pullen, Ellen Von Unwerth, Andrew MacPherson, Art Streiber, Aline Smithson, Alix Malka, Andrew Macpherson, Baron Wolman, Bill Owens, Dana Gluckstein, David Burnett, David Hume Kennerly, David Carol, Elinor Carucci, Elizabeth Opalenik, Gerd Ludwig, Graham Nash, Gray Malin, Greg Gorman, Hank O’Neal, Herb Ritts, Jeff Bridges, Jill Enfield, Jim McHugh, Joel Sartore, Josephine Sacabo, Julia Dean, Kevin Scanlon, Lori Vrba, Lynn Goldsmith, Marjorie Salvaterra, Matthew Rolston, Michael Shulman, Michael Grecco, Mick Rock, Mitch Dobrowner, Norman Reedus, Randee St. Nicholas, Rania Matar, Ruth Orkin, Sam Abell, Sandro Miller, Stephen Wilkes, Sylvia Plachy just to name a few!   

Tickets available for purchase here: https://lacphoto.org/events/fifth-annual-fundraising-gala-2020/

ARTSY Benefit Auction photographs can be seen here: www.artsy.net/LACP

To learn more about LACP, please visit www.lacphoto.org. 

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Attached images by

Dennis Hopper by Douglas Kirkland

Grace Jones by Greg Gorman

Rascal in the 47 by Estevan Oriol

I’m Watching (Voyeur Series) by Melanie Pullen

Hollywood (Evan Rachel Wood) by Ellen Von Unwerth

Trending: WorkAways  Take Time Out while Staying Tuned In 

Trending: WorkAways Take Time Out while Staying Tuned In 

WorkAway (def):  1. The unique opportunity to take advantage of an extended travel window, working and playing remotely from a new destination/location. 2. The chance to learn/explore a new culture/way of life 3. Redefining your life balance in a new context.

Quarantine fatique is real and staycations are so last month. With many Californians working and learning remotely, a new concept, the “WorkAway” may provide welcome relief from unprecedented amounts of time at home.

Elevate Destinations, a luxury travel company with an altruistic footprint, is organizing stays for a month or more in vetted destinations that provide the services and systems clients and their families need to thrive.

Designed as a welcome hiatus from life at home, a WorkAway package includes custom accommodation, recreational touring and any educational and medical options that might be required. 24/7 concierge assistance is available upon request.

Elevate’s initial WorkAway destinations include Barbados and Mustique in the Caribbean, Belize, Croatia, Hawaii and Kenya.

“So many folks are yearning to get away but need guidance about health and safety protocols.  As a trusted travel advisor, we can provide that and introduce clients to a spectrum of possibilities as they look to take advantage of working and learning remotely,” says Dominique Callimanopulos, Founder of Elevate Destinations. “This is a unique window for many clients to immerse in a new culture or landscape.”

Since 2005, Elevate has facilitated bespoke trips to Africa, Asia, Central and South America and Europe and is drawing on its rich network of global travel partners to curate WorkAways for clients looking for a change of scene.

For more information, visit https://elevatedestinations.com/custom-trips/workaways/

Wild By Nature has a 100mg Dose – and Here’s Why

Wild By Nature has a 100mg Dose – and Here’s Why

Take everything you know about CBD, and make it better. That’s right —  Wild by Nature, boasts a line of hemp-derived CBD products featuring absolutely 0% THC and 1000mg of CBD, 100mg per serving.

What makes this CBD brand different from all of the others on the market?

While Wild by Nature‘s CBD dosage may be higher than usual, this is because their purity is unmatched — each Wild by Nature product has a track and trace batch number, so you can see from first seed to final drop. No added chemicals, fillers, or additives for the purest holistic experience possible.

Talk about quality! 

Wild by Nature offers CBD tinctures, convenient and portable CBD single shots, and a proprietary, clean CBD pod vapor system with the cleanest anti-burn technology on the market, so you can enjoy your daily CBD in whichever way is most convenient for you.

With all the skepticism and consumer mistrust in the CBD world as it is, Wild by Nature aims to keep that transparency and consumer education an essential part of their brand DNA.