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  • Toni Francesc sets sail for the conquest of e-commerce

    Toni Francesc has started his way on the internet in order to bring his collections closer to his clients: from the current month of April, his designs are available for customers on the web through Net-Trendy.


    The Spanish designer takes his first steps in the online sales with a selection of the Summer Collection 2011 “Urban Forest”, presented in the New York catwalk Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and also in Mercedes Benz DFashion México in 2010.


    Net-Trendy is a platform based on the online trade that has been running since December 2010 and it has already reached the amazing amount of three thousand visits per month but it is expected to reach nine thousand visits monthly at the end of this second quarter of 2011.


    The already mentioned multibrand platform promotes fashion sales of designs exclusively Made in Spain, while collaborating with acclaimed designers and also with the emergent ones and offering only seasonal designs with guaranteed worldwide distribution.


    From now on, wearing clothes created by Toni Francesc will be within reach of a few clicks.


    For more information and purchase visit: http://www.net-trendy.com/moda-1/toni-francesc


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    NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 3, 2011) – FENDI is pleased to announce the domestic debut of
    the Children’s Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. Hosted by Kelly Rutherford and in
    partnership with Divalysscious Moms, the fashion presentation will be held at the
    FENDI Fifth Avenue Flagship in New York City on Thursday, April 14, 2011.

    A group of 4-6 year old boys and girls dressed in stylish tapered pants, playful
    dresses, and graphic tees will represent the next FENDI generation, in more ways
    than one. Maintaining FENDI’s fundamental principle of quality and craftsmanship,
    along with a “Made in Italy” mentality, the collection translates into a modern-day
    fairy tale mixed with contemporary classics. Girls will be seen in sweet pink and
    yellow dresses, liberty print tops, printed leggings, and precious balloon shapes. The
    boys maintain a chic style with fun plaids, bomber jackets, and tailored pants mixed
    with nautical color stories and natural tones such as beige and sand. Linen, silk and
    cotton fabrics are natural, soft and comfortable in order to keep up with the active
    lifestyle of the little people in them.

    FENDI, The legendary Roman leather goods house founded in 1925 was born with
    the establishment of the very first handbag and fur workshop in Rome, Italy.

    Since then, FENDI, now a part of the LVMH luxury goods portfolio, is known as the
    eternal symbol for superior quality and directional product categories, has kept its
    commitment to delivering exceptional collections under the design leadership of
    both Karl Lagerfeld for Women’s ready to wear and fur, and Silvia Venturini Fendi for
    accessories. As one of the world’s most renowned luxury lifestyle brands, FENDI has
    an international distribution network of 190 boutiques, ranging from clothing,
    accessories, and fur to furniture and design collections.

    Appreciated by the world for its quality, creativity and distinctive style that blends
    innovation with tradition, FENDI has been part of the LVMH Group since 2000. Read more »


    Exclusive Cocktail Event Featuring DJ Performance by The Nervo Twins

               Last night,  Actress, Camilla Belle along with Wilhelmina models, Holly Owens, Lacey Nelson and Quinn Gaillard celebrated Juicy Couture’s new home in the heart of South Beach at the architecturally iconic 1111 Lincoln Road, offering guests a first-look at the new 1,600 square foot art deco retail space. The vibe of the exclusive opening was set with a Miami-esque cocktail party highlighted with a DJ performance by Mim and Liv Nervo, the renowned 28 year old Australian twins.

    The Miami location not only offers the perfect beachy, day and night pieces from the Juicy Couture collection, it also debuts lifestyle options including art and literature, a first for the brand. Featured works include A Place in the Sun by Slim Aarons, Pools by Kelly Klein and Cecil Beaton - The Art of Scrapbook by James Danzinger. Custom designed surfboards and artwork by various artists including Hannah Hooper are on display, signifying just a glimpse into the future of the evolving brand.

    Additionally, Juicy Couture dedicated proceeds from the event to Women of Tomorrow, a Miami based organization founded by multi-Emmy Award winning journalist and award winning author Jennifer Valoppi. Women of Tomorrow empowers young women through a unique mentoring program with highly accomplished professional women and scholarship opportunities.

                Thursday, March 24th, 2011           

                 Juicy Couture Store
                 1111 Lincoln Road
                 Miami South Beach, Florida

    Photos by Seth Browarnik/WorldRedEye.com
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  • Spa Week: 7 Days of Pampering on a Budget

    Spa Week’s April 2011 Event offers the most cost-conscious way to refresh and renew this Spring

    MARCH 2011: Spa Week’s Fall 2010 Event took the country by storm by expanding its reach in more than a dozen new markets nationwide, reaffirming its status as the largest and most successful Spa Marketing Event in the spa industry. Thousands of consumers across North America were able to experience luxurious spa treatments for the first time while millions more were exposed to some of the most innovative services ever offered during the Spa Week Event. Moving into the 14th season of Spa Week this Spring, Spa Week will continue to raise the bar and deliver the most modern, unique and trendiest treatments available – all of course at its branded $50 price point.

    Taking place from April 11th - 17th, Spa Week’s Spring 2011 Event will further expand into even more cities across North America, diving deeper into the next generation of spa-goers. Day spas, medical spas, resort spas, fitness centers and other wellness facilities will offer 2-3 of their most exclusive services for a discounted price of $50 each. Yoga/Pilates and Fitness/Weight Loss Centers, Eyelash Boutiques and even Salt Rooms are just some of the beauty and wellness institutions becoming regulars on the Spa Week roster.

    What could be better than indulging in a well-deserved spa treatment after a long, cold winter – guilt-free? Spa Week is the answer for every frugalista on the map seeking some pampering relief on a budget. Whether it’s enjoying a massage at a four-star resort, trying acupuncture for the first time, or starting fresh with a new hair color, Spa Week has something for everyone to rejuvenate from the inside out. Many spas will book up just hours after SpaWeek.com launches on March 14th with a list of participants and treatments, so it is recommended that consumers sign up in advance and book their appointments immediately. Keep up with news, deals and updates on the go with Spa Week’s Mobile App for iPhone & Android.

    As always, Spa Week’s goal is to open up the spa industry to the masses by making spa treatments accessible and affordable to all. Aligned with their commitment to reaching the next generation of spa-goers and infusing much-needed new blood into the industry, Spa Week’s social media director Michelle Joni Lapidos maintains the most popular and active spa page on Facebook, a well-read off-beat spa lifestyle blog, Spa Week Daily, an impactful Twitter presence (#50dollartreatments), and a YouTube channel that has stirred up some controversy in this otherwise relatively quiet industry.

    Spa Week was created and founded by Cheryl Reid, who hails from successful careers within the luxury spa industry and publishing spheres. Spa Week is thrilled to announce its 2011 Presenting and Title Sponsor: CAREFREE®; Exclusive Destination Sponsor: Vdara Hotel & Spa, CityCenter Las Vegas; Exclusive Cosmetic Sponsor: YOUNGBLOOD® Mineral Cosmetics; Exclusive Food Sponsor: Dole; Exclusive National Media Sponsor: Allure Magazine; and Exclusive Spa Association Partner: ISPA.
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    20th anniversary draws top musicians from around the world;
    special festival packages and offers available


    Saint Lucia (March 17, 2011) In celebration of the 20th anniversary, Grammy-award winning multi-Platinum artist John Legend will headline this year’s Saint Lucia Jazz Festival.  The singer, in his album collaboration with The Roots, recently picked up three awards on February 13, 2011 at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards show for Best Tradition R&B Vocal Performance for “Hang On In There,” Best R&B Song for “Shine” and Best R&B Album for Wake Up!.  Legend has sold more than five million albums worldwide, garnered multiple hit singles ("Ordinary People," "Used to Love U," "So High," "Save Room," "Heaven," "Another Again") and has received countless awards.  Legend demonstrates a rare ability to fuse classic old school soul music with the edgy flavor of 21st century hip-hop.


    From April 30 to May 8, 2011, this year’s festival lineup is comprised of an international roster of renowned musicians featuring the genres of jazz, R&B, pop, soul and world music from the United States, UK, France, Africa and Saint Lucia, including:


    -          Trey SongzThe highly acclaimed R&B singer-songwriter Trey Songz debuted his first recording album in 2005 with I Gotta Make It followed by Trey Day (2007).  His third album, Ready, was released in 2009 while his fourth studio album, Passion, Pain & Pleasure, was released in September 2010, all garnering him multiple BET and Grammy award nominations, including winning the 2010 BET Award for Best Male R&B Artist.


    -          LedisiSinger-songwriter Ledisi returns to the jazz festival stage sharing highlights from her Grammy nominated albums Lost & Found and Turn Me Loose.


    -          Regina CarterAmerican jazz violinist, Regina Carter, lauded as one of the finest violinists of her generation, will share African folk tunes from her newest album, Reverse Thread.


    -          Bad Ass BrassFormed in 2008, the band takes its influence from the sounds of traditional New Orleans brass bands but adds its own unique twist. The group won the opportunity to play at this year’s jazz festival through a Facebook contest in the UK hosted by the Saint Lucia Tourist Board.


    -          Maceo ParkerAmerican funk and jazz saxophonist, who had a long term association with the late, great James Brown, will get the audience dancing with hits from his latest album Roots & Grooves, which won a Jammie for best Jazz Album in 2009.


    -          Saint Lucian CollectiveAn ensemble of Saint Lucian’s jazz icons who will perform a mélange of sweet pulsating Caribbean beats.


     “As the leading and longest running jazz event in the Caribbean, year after year we welcome thousands of visitors from all corners of the globe to our legendary island to celebrate the premier voices in the music industry,” said Saint Lucia Tourist Board Director of Tourism Louis Lewis. “We’re thrilled to be marking our 20th anniversary with another sensational lineup. Combined with our world-class resorts, unique activities, exotic cuisine, unspoiled nature and warm people, this is still the best party in the Caribbean.”


    The festival will feature multiple complementary daily shows of acoustic, new age, jazz, soul, reggae, and R&B sounds held in a variety of locations and venues around the island, including Jazz on the Square in Castries and Jazz in the South at locations in Vieux Fort and Laborie.  Headliners will perform at the main stage performances which will be held at Pigeon Island National Park and Gaiety in Rodney Bay, the island’s epicenter of musical entertainment, featuring local clubs, lounges and restaurants.



    Wednesday May 4

    Thursday May 5

    Friday May 6

    Saturday May 7

    Sunday May 8

    Gaiety on Rodney Bay

    Gaiety on Rodney Bay

    Pigeon Island National Landmark

    Pigeon Island National Landmark

    Pigeon Island National Landmark

    7:00 p.m.

    7:00 p.m.

    8:00 p.m.

    4:00 p.m.

    2:00 p.m.



    Morgan Heritage

    Trey Songz

    John Legend

    Regina Carter’s Reverse Thread

    Augustin 'Jab' Duplessis featuring Derede Williams


    Maceo Parker

    Chuck Brown

    Allison Marquis & Eclectic Pan Jazz

    Bad Ass Brass

    Angelique Kidjo


    Mike Stern with Richard Bona, Bob Franceschini and Lionel Cordew



    Mervyn Wilkinson

    Taj Weekes & Adowa

    Saint Lucia Collective







    For a full concert schedule, festival tickets and updates, visit the official Saint Lucia Jazz website www.stluciajazz.org.  For information on accommodations and attractions visit www.saintlucianow.com.


    Several resorts on the island will be celebrating the jazz festival with special packages.   See below for a complete list of offers from properties including Bay Gardens Hotel, Bay Gardens Inn, C’est La Vie, Cotton Bay Village, Fond Doux Holiday Plantation, Habitat Terrace, Harmony Suites, Juliette’s Lodge Hotel, Mango Beach Inn, Marina Haven Villa, Stonefield Villa Estate Resort & Spa, The Downtown Hotel, Village Inn & Spa, Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort and Zamacà Saint Lucia Bed & Breakfast.


    Bay Gardens Hotel and Bay Gardens Inn

    5-Night/6-Days Jazz Package

    ·         Accommodations for two in a Superior Room

    ·         Caribbean buffet breakfast daily

    ·         Three-course dinner at Trios Restaurant (valid one night only)

    ·         One day sail to Soufriere with complementary drinks and snorkel at Anse Cochon

    ·         US$10.00 coupon, per person, redeemable at Treasure Bay Casino

    ·         Complementary transfers (one way) from Bay Gardens Hotel to Pigeon Island Landmark for Main Stage Jazz Performance

    ·         Bay Gardens Resorts’ Jazz Souvenir

    ·         Rates: starting at US$990 based on double occupancy and includes all taxes

    ·         Book by: May 8, 2011

    ·         Travel April 30 through May 31, 2011

    Visit baygardensresorts.com for more information


    C’est La Vie

    Springtime Jazz

        * 4th night free
        * Includes breakfast, concierge, butler service
        * Travel May 1 through May 20, 2011

    Visit www.villacestlavie.com  for more information


    Cotton Bay Village

    Jazz on the Beach

        * Five nights accommodations
        * All meals included
        * All beverages by the glass included
        * One complementary spa treatment per adult
        * One ticket to the Jazz concert of choice per adult
        * Rates: starting at US$1010
        * Book by: April 30, 2011
        * Travel for any five night stay between April 30 to May 8, 2011

    Visit www.cottonbayvillage.com for more information


    Fond Doux Holiday Plantation

    Jazz Sulphur Jamboree

        * Spend seven nights or more and receive complementary tickets for two to Jazz in the North
        * Round trip transfer to Jazz Festival venue

    Visit fonddouxestate.com   for more information


    Habitat Terrace

    All That Jazz

        * Includes breakfast, t-shirt, and round-trip shuttle arrangements to the Jazz venue of choice
        * Book by: April 1, 2011
        * Travel April 30 through May 8, 2011

    Visit www.habitatterrace.com for more information


    Harmony Suites

    Jazz Special

        * Receive 15% off rates

    Visit www.harmonysuites.com for more information


    Juliette’s Lodge Hotel

    Just Jazz Special 2011

        * Special rates for the following accommodations:
              o Single occupancy US$55 per room per night plus taxes (max 1 person per)
              o Double occupancy US$65 per room per night plus taxes (max 2 people per)
              o Family room two beds US$90 per room per night plus taxes (max 4 people per)
              o Two bedroom apartment US$125 per room per night plux taxes (max 4 people per)
        * Single, double and family room rates are inclusive of continental breakfast per person
        * Book by: April 15, 2011
        * Travel April 24 through May 16, 2011

    Visit www.julietteslodge.com for more information


    Mango Beach Inn

    Jazz Fans – Beat the Traffic

        * Travel by boat from Marigot Bay to Pigeon Island
        * 10% discount off normal rates
        * Travel April 30 through May 8, 2011

    Visit http;//www.mangobeachmarigot.com for more information


    Marina Haven Villa

    Jazz Special

        * Stay seven nights and pay US$180 per night per villa
        * Complementary arrival airport transfer
        * Book by April 30, 2011

    http;//www.bensconcierge.lc/marina-haven-villa.html for more information


    Stonefield Villa Estate Resort & Spa

    Enjoy the south of the Island and still Jazz in the North

        * Water taxi roundtrip to Castries
        * Complementary beverage on route to Jazz Festival
        * Daily breakfast for two
        * Ocean view villa and pool
        * Rates: starting at US$450 per couple inclusive of taxes
        * Book by: April 30, 2011
        * Travel April 1 through May 31, 2011

    http;//www.stonefieldvillas.com for more information


    The Downtown Hotel

    Fun in the Sun

        * Special rates for the following accommodations:
              o Deluxe Downtown View US$65
              o Sea/Piton View US$75
              o Royal Suites US$85
              o Soufriere Suites US$95
              o Family Suites US$110
              o Rates are subject to 18% tax
        * Book by: April 30, 2011
        * Travel through May 8, 2011

    Visit www.thedowntownhotel.net for more information


    Village Inn & Spa

    Jazz Special

    ·         15% off rates

    ·         Breakfast daily

    ·         Complementary golf

    ·         Complementary spa treatment (conditions apply)

    http;//www.villageinnstlucia.com for more information


    Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

    Jazz it Up!

        * Althurium Lily Suites
        * Daily breakfast buffet
        * Round trip airport/hotel transfers
        * Rates: starting at US$465 per night double occupancy includes taxes and service charges
        * Travel through May 9, 2011

    http;//www.windjammer-landing.com for more information


    Zamacà Saint Lucia Bed & Breakfast

    Concord of Sweet Sounds and Colors of the Caribbean

        * Stay five nights and enjoy the sixth night free
        * Stay 12 nights and pay for ten
        * Upon check-out, receive a gift certificate for credit on next trip to Zamacà Saint Lucia Bed & Breakfast
        * Breakfast is included in rate
        * Rates: starting at US$112.10 per night per double occupancy
        * Book by: April 10, 2011
        * Travel April 28 through May 10, 2011*
        * *Extension of stay upon request

    http;//www.zamaca.com for more information


    For more information about the island of Saint Lucia; its product offerings and resort vacation packages, visit


    About Saint Lucia
    One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies' Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia (pronounced Saint LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the eastern Caribbean archipelago. The "Helen of the West Indies," Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - a tropical rainforest and one of the world's few drive-in volcanoes. Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Saint Lucia Jazz festival. Saint Lucia's wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns and value-oriented properties.

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