Friday, June 17, 2011

W Hotel releases the Worldwide App on iTunes

W Hotels Worldwide brings its signature sounds and insider access to what's new and next at their iconic destinations around the world to the iTunes store with this exclusive mobile app (and its free!).

Stream custom music mixes by some of the most talented emerging global DJs curated by W Hotels Global Music Director, Michaelangelo L'Acqua and delivered to you by the music player.

Of course there’s more. Check out all of these features:

• Get Local: Check out the local weather, get directions through maps or take a first look at their hotel photos.

• Explore W Hotels Worldwide: Find, explore and book W hotels and retreats around the world.

• Stay connected: Snap a photo and post to popular social media sites directly from the W Hotels app.

• Get Insider Access: Find out first about special events and exclusive W Happenings in each destination through the "Insider" tab on each hotel page.

• Order In: Hotel guests can view and order from our in-room dining menus 24/7 and just charge it to the room.

• Have it Delivered: If you need more towels or anything else sent to your room, just click the “I Need” tab and we’ll take care of the rest.

• Treat Yourself or Someone Else: Whether you’re checked in or not, you can order anything you like to a guest room. Champagne, snacks or whatever, just let them know and they’ll send it up. Then, either put it on the room tab or pay securely by credit card.

• Anything Else. Just Ask: For any other special requests or question, just send the hotel a message through the app and they’ll make sure it’s covered. No problem.

• Get the Inside Scoop: Find out about special offers to redeem during your stay at W Hotels around the world. Just click the “Messages” tab on each hotel page.

• Bring W Hotels Home: Get instant, on-the-go access to W Hotels –The Store.

• And for those who want more: Check out what’s happening at their W hotels around the globe or find a special deal for your next stay using the ‘Special Offers’ page.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

UPDATED::::: VOTE: Keep the name Pump Room or change to Gold Coast Kitchen

Famed Hotelier, Ian Schrager is asking the people of Chicago to decide whether to keep the Pump Room name or change it to Gold Coast Kitchen. The restaurant will open in conjunction with PUBLIC Chicago, a transformation of the fabled, 285-room Chicago institution, Ambassador East, built in 1926 in the heart of the exclusive Gold Coast neighborhood

The Naming Campaign kicks-off on June 8th with the announcement. The campaign will run for 2 weeks. Voters will have the option of voting the following ways:

By calling:

Or - Text your vote PUMP or GOLD to 24474

Ian Schrager will announce the name that Chicago selects on June 22.


Sprinkles Cupcakes Offers CUBS and WHITE SOX Fans FREE Cupcakes June 20-22 during Cross-town Classic

From June 20th -22nd (9am- 8pm) Sprinkles will offer free Cubs or White Sox red velvet cupcake for fans wearing jerseys, shirts and hats.
Limit one free cupcake per guest.

50 East Walton Street, Chicago (Between Rush and Michigan)

As the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox are having their annual Cross-town Classic match up, Sprinkles is showing support by offering their guests one free red velvet cupcake to fans wearing their favorite Chicago Baseball team’s jerseys, shirts or hats with a limit of one per customer.

Sprinkles will also provide a free cupcake to the winning team’s Fans on Monday, June 27th. Again they will need to be wearing the team’s Jersey, Hat or tshirts to receive a free cupcake.

Sprinkles will also offer the red velvet cupcakes adorned with the White Sox and Cubs logos for ($3.75).

Friday, June 10, 2011

Ford Models Chicago and Discovery Clothing Company present “Get Discovered Model Search”

At select Chicagoland Discovery stores on Fridays and Saturdays, June 17 through July 9. Entrants will have the opportunity to be seen by the prestigious Ford Models Chicago and have the chance to win model and runway training by Ford Models Chicago, a Bally Total Fitness one-year club membership, beauty makeover from Taylor Reese Salon, professional photo shoot by Lois Bielefeld and $1,000 Discovery gift card. Only females ages 14 to 28 years old will be eligible for the “Get Discovered Model Search.”

Each participating location will offer a “Swag Bag” filled with glam-inspiring goodies for the first 50 shoppers and the opportunity to “show off” your personal style to a Ford Chicago stylist for the chance to receive a $100 Discovery gift card. Event to benefit Step Up Women’s Network.

The schedule of events, from 2-4 p.m., is as follows:

Friday, June 17 – 3348 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL;
Saturday, June 18 – 15645 S. LaGrange Rd., Orland Park, IL;
Friday, June 24 – 701 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, IL;
Saturday, June 25 – 861 S. Sutton Rd., Streamwood, IL;
Friday, July 1 – 1802 S. Randall Rd., Algonquin, IL;
Saturday, July 2 – 2707 Aurora Ave., Naperville, IL;
Friday, July 8 – 367 S. Weber Rd., Romeoville, IL;
Saturday, July 9 – 2902 Commerce Dr., Johnsburg, IL.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Will Mary Kate and Ashley's The Row handbags become the next Hermes?

See that bag on Mary Kate Olsen's arm? That is the Day Luxe alligator bag from her and her sister’s accessory extension of their clothing line The Row. The bag she is carrying is so pricey it doesn’t have a published price! The plain leather version runs for $5400.

Its is one of many sleek and exquisite bags from the Fall line that will hit stores at the end of July.

With names like Day Luxe , Classic shoulder, twin mini (different skins on each side) and metal frame, each bag has a unique approach for the owner. The luxurious bags range from $4750 and up.

Though the twins don't want any of their bags to be an 'it' bag, I think more than likely these bags will become iconic. With influx of Hermes buyers (and impostors) this handbag line with finishes that include ostrich, alligator and lizard will find themselves in the hands of the elite and fortunate.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Christian Louboutin Daffodil VS Michael Antonio Lux

All the major stars have been rocking the Christian Louboutin Daffodil strapped pumps. From Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, NeNe Leaks, to Jennifer Hudson. Theses beauties come in a range of colors and materials. It seems the nude version has won a lot of hearts (and wallets- $ $995).

You can get a similar yet very affordable pump from Michael Antonio with the Lux shoe. The heel isn’t has high as the Louboutin and more of a sheen but it’s cute and comes in a variety of colors like black, navy blue, nude and red.

Find them here