HBO x Bumble Invite BFFs To $30m Manhattan Brownstone

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The Activation

This August, HBO targeted its millennial audience by hosting a pop-up event with Bumble at a $30 million townhouse in Lower Manhattan.

From August 15-16, users of Bumble BFF (for women looking for a new bestie) and Bumble (the dating vertical of the the app) were invited to a gorgeous brownstone nestled in the heart of Greenwich Village as a part of HBO’s #StayHomeToTheMovies.

 

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The brownstone included 10 screening rooms across multiple floors all branded around HBO’s campaign where guests experienced treats, drinks and film favourites.

Stay Home To The Movies is an HBO campaign that started earlier in 2018 aimed to encourage users to sign-up and/or continue using HBO Go. [Read more…]

Little Pink Mixology a la Freixenet Cava: The Heartbreaker

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Well, this is fun!

Uncork romance February 14 with Freixenet’s Valentine’s Day hibiscus and cava cocktail, The Heartbreaker.

Whether you are planning a romantic dinner for two or a girls’ night in, this specialty cocktail boasts the spirit of the holiday with its festive color, and is beautifully embellished [Read more…]

Ooh! A Dual-Branded W And Element Hotel In Downtown Philadelphia Is Coming!

Well, now, this is very cool!

Coming to downtown Philadelphia in early 2018, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is building its first-ever W and Element dual-branded hotel development.

The 295-room W Philadelphia and 460-room Element Philadelphia [Read more…]

Celebrate Copa América With These Futebol Themed Cocktails

(L-R: Lionel Messi, Neymar and Alexis Sanchez.) Image via the Paddy Power Blog. No copyright infringement intended.

‘Tis the season to get over your World Cup Brasil withdrawal and get in on the futebol indulgence as Copa América Chile 2015 continues.

If you’re a little sad, like me, that our favourite Barça-Brasilian boy Neyamr is out, then I have just the thing for you — footie-themed cocktails!

Yes, drown thy sorrows [Read more…]

Starwood Returns to Barra da Tijuca, Brasil with the Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro

With the 2014 World Cup behind us and the 2016 Olympics ahead, all eyes are still on Brasil.

This month Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that its global Sheraton brand has returned to Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro’s exclusive modern enclave, featuring some of the city’s best beaches and future home of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

This means that with the opening of the Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro, Starwood now has two distinct [Read more…]

InterContinental Insider Experiences Adds New Locations #wanderlust

Experiences are everything.

As they say in hospitality, you are only as good as your customers say you are.

It’s a universal truth, if Austen could say something about it, and this month InterContinental Hotels & Resorts launches new additions to their collection of Insider Experiences, a series of highly-curated trips that enable guests to enjoy their destinations in a way only made possible [Read more…]

Whether Listening to Chesney or Reading Hemingway, Do It with Papa’s Pilar #MyHemingwayDay

Inspired by Ernest Hemingway, available in 13 markets and tasting like Kenny Chesney crooned it, Papa’s Pilar is an artisan-crafted Dark and Blonde rum.

The inaugural Dark and Blonde varieties are hand-selected from ports-of-call in the Caribbean, Central American and across the United States for their age, character and maturity, and then solera-aged and blended in a unique process using American Oak Bourbon barrels, Port Wine casks (dark only), and finishing in Spanish Sherry casks.

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Led by Ron Call, the Papa’s Pilar team of Master Blenders wanted to take rum [Read more…]

Rekorderlig Cider Makes it American Debut

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America is about to get just that little more beautiful with the launch of Rekorderlig, the “Beautifully Swedish” cider that’s previously been a massive hit in both the UK and Australia.

This fall, the premium hard cider will be available in key on and off-premise locations in New York, New Jersey and Florida. [Read more…]

Leisure Meets Luxury at the W Hoboken

Leisure meets luxury at the W Hoboken when 70+ summery-clad ladies and gents boarded an endless champagne-gasmic yacht and set sail around the New York Habour. [Read more…]

Conflict of Pinterest: The Most Beautiful Country in the World

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What country do you deem to be the most beautiful in the world?  If you were to ask me, I would have to be bias and scream out SPAIN!

Pinterest is the new social media outlet that is literally taking over the world with pins and repins of visually appealing photographs on anything from DIY projects, to fashion, weddings, travel and more! [Read more…]