Author: luxebeat

Carlous Palmer: Fashion in a Prehistoric Paradise

Share: Fashion designer Carlous Palmer is known for his artistry, but also his advocacy for the environment. For his education, Palmer became the first student to graduate from the Baltimore School for the Arts with a focus in fashion design. Carlous also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and Baltimore City Community College under a full tuition scholarship based on his skills in fashion design and illustration abilities. He has studied under artists like Carole Byard and Joyce Scott. Since then, Carlous Palmer has used his classical artistic talents and environmental sensibilities to create his designs out...

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Smartphones and Tablets Top the List of Vacation ​Essentials for the New “Digital Elite”

Share: Survey reveals over 60 percent use their mobile device as much or more on vacation than at home. The growing use of mobile technology when planning travel has spawned a new class of traveler – the Digital Elite – those who own and use two different mobile devices: smartphones and tablets. And this Digital Elite group of travelers is growing faster and spending more on vacations than less-connected travelers. These insights come from the just-released 2014 Portrait of Digital Travelers™, authored by travel and hospitality marketing communications firm MMGY Global, a national survey of the travel habits, preferences...

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Top 10 Most Expensive Houses In The World

Share: There’s an odd-looking building in South Mumbai in India that looks like it’s under construction, only that it’s finished and furnished. And by how much. Called the Antilia, after mythical island in the Atlantic, the building is famous not for its odd structures of extra high ceilings and protruding floors; it’s the second most expensive house today at $1 billion. Barring the Buckingham Palace, which is valued at $1.55 billion, it would have been our most expensive house in our list, as Forbes.com has named it in 2014. In fact, Forbes cited that it’s the first house (other...

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Cellar Door Social: Selling Wine Online

Share: Originally published on The Lead with permission from the author, Rebecca Dolan. A wine lover might like their white wine dry – but when it comes to marketing that wine, social media engagement should be anything but. A study by marketing researcher Rebecca Dolan from the University of Adelaide’s business school shows the best way to succeed at social is to treat customers like old friends. “With wine brands it’s easy to be a bit more light-hearted. It’s quite a social product so it’s easy to put that across on social media,” Dolan says. The key to engaging...

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Matcha Inspired Cocktails: The Revamped Martini

Share: To kick off the New Year, we have cocktail recipes inspired by the trending ingredient for 2014 and 2015 called Matcha. These two hip revamped Martini’s are brought to you by Aiya, one of the biggest producers and distributors of the versatile green powder, with the help of OneMartini, a popular blog. Matcha is a perfect ingredient to revamp your cold weather cocktails. These recipes are sure to be delicious for a cold winter’s night in. Green Monk Serves 1 Ingredients: 1-1/2 ounces gin 3/4 ounce ginger honey syrup* 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice 1/4 ounce...

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