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Articles from 2018 In August


Bon Appétit Invites You For a Bite with America’s Hottest Restaurants

Bon Appétit Invites You For a Bite with America’s Hottest Restaurants

Bon Appétit, a Conde Nast publication, is celebrating its annual list of the best new restaurants in America with a ticketed event this October.

"The ten restaurants on this list encapsulate what makes going out to eat right now so exciting," says Julia Kramer, deputy editor, Bon Appétit. "No one formula lands a place on the Hot 10. From an off-the-beaten-path tasting menu in Oklahoma City to a refugee-run Cambodian noodle shop in Oakland, these are deeply personal restaurants that couldn't exist anywhere but where they are."

This year’s Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants 2018 winners include:

  1. Nonesuch-Oklahoma City
  2. Maydan-Washington, D.C.
  3. Ugly Baby-Brooklyn, N.Y.
  4. Freedman’s-Los Angeles, Calif.
  5. Nyum Bai-Oakland, Calif.
  6. Nimblefish- Portland, Ore.
  7. Che Fico- San Francisco, Calif.
  8. Yume Ga Arukara-Cambridge, Mass.
  9. Drifter’s Wife-Portland, Maine
  10. Call-Denver, Co.

The Bon Appétit Hot 10 party is set to take place Oct. 17 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Tickets for party are available now at BAHot10.com.

Gwyneth Paltrow Spreads Goop at CB2

Gwyneth Paltrow Spreads Goop at CB2

The Goop x CB2 line was inspired by Paltrow’s comfortable approach to living, nostalgia and personal aesthetic and includes a mid-century-inspired curved pink velvet sofa, African-inspired wooden stools that double as a coffee table, a special edition shearling chair and more.

The collection is available now at CB2 stores and online at CB2.com/goop.

Film and Soccer Meet with Warner Bros., AS Roma Deal

Film and Soccer Meet with Warner Bros., AS Roma Deal

Both companies will host a series of events and will plan initiatives that correspond with the release of several Sony Pictures films that will be distributed by Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia this season.

The first collaborative project celebrates the release of the film Venom, which hits theaters in Italy Oct. 4, via a special advertisement starring AS Roma players as well as the film’s stars.

'Fortnite' to Suit Up with Rubie's Masquerade

'Fortnite' to Suit Up with Rubie's Masquerade

IMG, the licensing representative for “Fortnite,” brokered the deal.

The “Fortnite” dress-up range will consist of costumes, masks and accessories inspired by the game.

“We are thrilled to be part of the ‘Fortnite’ phenomenon,” says Tania Hrycko, EMEA licensing manager, Rubie’s Masquerade. “Fans will soon be able to replicate their favorite ‘Fortnite’ characters as they prepare for epic battles in our officially licensed costumes and accessories. We will be launching with some of the most sought-after character costumes and accessories for tweens and adults alike and will continue to strengthen our range alongside the ever-evolving skins from Epic. We are so excited to be part of this journey with Epic Games.”

“A big part of ‘Fortnite’ is letting players express themselves in the game,” says Mark Rein, co-founder, Epic Games. "We’re thrilled to be partnering with Rubie's to bring them high-quality costumes and accessories so that they can express themselves outside of the game, too.”

The “Fortnite” range will launch in the fall/ winter at a variety of online retailers.

Sakar Turns Electronics 'Ugly'

Sakar Turns Electronics 'Ugly'

Planned UglyDoll electronics include headphones, speakers, walkie talkies, plush headphones, Bluetooth and plush headphone headbands, plush pillow Bluetooth interactive speakers, mobile phone accessories, including phone fobs, phone rings, twist n’ holds, plush walkie talkie bracelets, molded walkie talkies, flashlights and a smartwatch with a camera.

Sakar will also release a line of UglyDoll-branded décor that consists of string lights, night-light clocks and stick-on touch lights.

The UglyDolls animated feature will be in theatres May 10. The UglyDoll product line from Sakar International will roll out in conjunction with the film’s release.

Kellogg’s Newest Treat Lets You Skip the Milk

Kellogg’s Newest Treat Lets You Skip the Milk

The companies will introduce Froot Loops Mini Donuts to bring Froot Loops’ recognizable colors and '90s nostalgia to customers across the U.S.

“We’re continuing to look for ways to bring innovative, delicious items to our consumers,” says Jeff Jenkins, chief marketing officer, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. “We know today’s consumers are craving nostalgia, and Froot Loops Mini Donuts feature flavors that will bring them back to their childhood and introduce a little extra fun at snack time.”

The brands have also launched #notmilk, a digital campaign that pokes fun at classic dairy ads and highlights the ability to enjoy the snack without milk. The two are also inviting fans to post their best #notmilk mustaches across social media.

Froot Loops Mini Donuts are available now at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s locations nationwide.

Another One: DJ Khaled Unveils Furniture Line

Another One: DJ Khaled Unveils Furniture Line

Global Furniture USA manufactures the line.

The furniture range is inspired by Khaled’s baroque aesthetic and his sentiment, “My home is my castle.” Key pieces include a red throne chair with gold lions, a key-shaped bed, velvet bar stools, gold armchairs and more.

We The Best Home is available now online at Goldition.com and at El Dorado Furniture in Pembroke Pines, FL.

The line is set to roll out at additional retailers nationwide with plans for international distribution in the future.

Kylie Cosmetics to Land at Ulta for the Holidays

Kylie Cosmetics to Land at Ulta for the Holidays

Jenner also shared the news via Twitter, tweeting, “I’m so excited to let you guys know that @kyliecosmetics will be coming to all @ultabeauty stores around the country this holiday!… More to come….”

Greeting Card Association to Postmark Smiles

Greeting Card Association to Postmark Smiles

Throughout September, consumers can add a “Mail a Smile” postmark on all first-class mail.

“Thank you to the USPS for creating this new postmark that will remind people about the importance of making meaningful connections through cards,” says Peter Doherty, executive director, CAE. “While ‘Thinking of You Week’ is September 24 – 30, we’re really excited that the USPS will be celebrating for 30 days with its ‘Mail a Smile’ postmark.”

Which Designer is Bringing Burgers to Barneys? Find Out Here.

Which Designer is Bringing Burgers to Barneys? Find Out Here.

Set to launch Sept. 5 to coincide with New York Fashion Week, the designer will launch the Thom Browne Burger, along with a sauce formulated by Barneys Downtown chef Jennifer Wasnesky. The burger aims to celebrate America and will be served with fries and red, white and blue condiments, a nod to Browne’s grosgrain fabric details.

In addition to the menu item, Browne will launch an exclusive capsule collection of made-to-measure garments for men and women with personalization options at Barneys Madison Avenue flagship in New York City.

The partnership is further supported by a short fashion film, dubbed Anatomy of a Suit, which sees Browne teach a group about the creation of a suit. A significant portion of the film was shot at Barneys.

The burger will be available for purchase at Fred’s at Barneys Downtown.

The in-store experience will run from Sept. 5- Sept. 30 at Barneys Madison Avenue location.