Oversupply Worries Chinese Pearl Jewelry Industry

International Pearl Exposition and Auction has recently been held in Guangzhou, China. Merchants and bidders, both at home and abroad, were deeply impressed by the rare and valuable pearl jewelry from all over the world. However, it’s hard to find the well-known domestic Zhejiang freshwater pearls among the glittering jewels.

With the fame as the “No. 1 global bidding”, International Pearl Exposition and Auction is held two or three times every year. This year, we had the honor to hold the exposition and auction in Guangzhou. It should have been a very good opportunity for the local sellers to display their pearls without traveling abroad. Nevertheless, some 40 local buyers came just to bid with those of the same trade.

“Most of the displayed pearls are from oversea producer.” Said Mark Wu from (Topearl Jewlery Inc. http://www.topearl.com/), “China leads the world in production of saltwater akoya pearls, freshwater pearls also account for 90 percent of the world’s output. But we had very few qualified entries.” This is nothing new but a reflection of the current situation of the international pearl market. Since medium and low grade pearls are in the majority in China, we only hold 10 percent of trading volume in the world’s pearl market. Each year, China mainly exported low-valued un-finished pearl beads and strands, not high added-value pearl jewelry such as pearl necklace, bracelet and pearl earrings etc. The absence of Zhejiang Pearls simply reflected our embarrassment among the general Chinese pearl industry.

How to upgrade Chinese Pearls including Zhejiang Pearls becomes our main concern. China has good weather and temperature for the pearl cultivation. Based on these good natural conditions, our pearls have good quality themselves. Therefore, low added value is the root of the problem. Compared with the international technology, we still have a long way to go in pearl processing and treatment, such as bleaching, polishing and design.

Although we fall a little behind, we see a very good chance to increase the value of our pearls. Union of Asian Jewelry has already been founded in Guangzhou. And from now on, the International Pearl Exposition and Auction will be held in Guangzhou every year. Jiangsu and Zhejiang, China’s bases of freshwater pearls and pearl jewelry, will have own platform for pearl exhibits.

About Topearl Jewelry Inc. Topearl Jewelry Inc. (http://www.topearl.com/) specializes on wholesale Chinese freshwater and akoya pearls. Besides unfinished pearl beads & strands, Topearl.com also design and make high-valued pearl jewelry such as pearl necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants and rings. Topearl.com combines cultured pearls with gemstone stone, coral, turquoise, sterling silver to make high quality pearl jewelry series, see at http://www.topearl.com/images-real-wear-c-20_171.html.

Mark Wu, pearl expert of freshwater pearls and akoya pearls, is the owner of Topearl Jewelry Inc. and Topearl.com.

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Coco De Mer Has Revealed Sales Of Its Gift Kits Have Increased On The Run Up To The Festive Period

Coco de Mer, the luxury erotic boutique, has announced that sales of its luxury erotic gift kits have increased during the run up to Christmas. This news coincides with new three new gift kits being made available this year, namely “Wet Weekend”, “Tease” and “Adventurer”. The gift kits feature a range of erotic items for men and women, all packaged in chocolate brown boxes with unique lining and bows.

Designed for the ladies, the “Wet Weekend” gift kit features designer sex toys including the silk blindfold, feather tickler and Coco de Mer‘s own natural Spill lubricant, edible Hazelnut massage oil, Coco Fesse bath milk and Ember aphrodisiac candles, designed to be used in the bedroom with a partner.

The “Tease” gift kit is also specifically designed for women. The gift set features a Persephone body thong, Chai Spice massage oil, silk restraints and blindfold, and an ostrich feather to assist in stimulation as well as a pair of nipple pasties.

Coco de Mer has also unveiled the “Adventurer” gift kit for men. This set features black bondage tape, silk blindfold, Polished Talent lubricant, Coco de Merbranded condoms and an adjustable cock ring.

With Christmas just a couple of months away, Coco de Mer expect sales of its erotic gifts sets to be swift in the run up to the festive period, as well as sales of the many hand crafted erotic items that Coco de Mer are renowned for.

About Coco de Mer:
Coco de Mer is a luxury erotic boutique, set up by Sam Roddick, daughter of Body Shop founder Anita Roddick. coco-de-mer.com is a luxury erotic website showcasing Coco de Mer’s full range of luxury erotica, including Apothecary, Bondage, Designer Lingerie, Erotic Art, Rare Books, Designer Sex Toys and much more. The site also hosts the interactive Coco Club.

Coco de Mer has a very strong and clear set of ethics, ensuring all the products are made with the consideration of environmental and human rights. The company invests in the talents of local artisans. When skills are sought abroad, Coco de Mer works with small Fair Trade projects or cottage industries.

Ultimately, Coco de Mer hopes that their products bring customers joy, inspiration and a recharge of sexual energy that translates in the infinite enjoyment of one of life’s great gifts.

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Orange County Choppers Jewelry Brings Forward A Contemporary And Custom Look To Mens Jewelry

Titanium-Jewelry.com, a leading online retailer of mens wedding bands, tungsten rings, titanium rings and unique contemporary jewelry designs for men and women, today announced the addition of Orange County Choppers Jewelry, a unique line of mens titanium jewelry.

Titanium-Jewelry.com is pleased to offer this rugged and seductively masculine line oftitanium rings, bracelets, necklaces and key chains. Manufactured by Spectore, the powerhouse behind Edward Mirell jewelry, the Orange County Choppers jewelry brings forward a contemporary and custom look to men’s jewelry. “We chose Spectore to build our line of jewelry because, like us, they know how to make metals work in a way that no one else does. OCC has built a brand based upon customized capabilities…building bikes that don’t look like everyone else’s or even act like anyone else’s,” said Orange County Choppers Founder, Paul Teutul, Sr.

Customers will find this new line to be sleek, bold and unique. Constructed with the official OCC logo, the Orange County Choppers Jewelry features the bold infusions of durable titanium, black titanium, stainless steel and sterling silver designs that match the unique quality and style that has made the custom motorcycles so famous.

“We’re a bunch of guys using our imaginations to create a look that is unlike anyone else’s…and our jewelry is the same. Titanium mixed with other metals makes our look unique – and it’s a metal that’s so incredibly cool,” Teutul concluded.

Titanium-Jewelry.com recognizes the demand from consumers for more modern, urban and contemporary jewelry designs for men. Mens jewelry is a market segment that continues to grow as new styles emerge and designers offer consumers more contemporary selections of urban yet sophisticated pieces. In addition to new lines of mens jewelry, Titanium-jewelry.com provides mens wedding bands and jewelry for men and women, constructed from the highest quality materials and manufacturing techniques available.

“As our newest addition of titanium rings, the OCC Collection brings the hottest designs to customers looking for quality and style that caters to a masculine appeal,” stated Ron Yates, founder of Titanium-Jewelry.com. “The addition of the OCC Collection provides shoppers new contemporary jewelry designs that emulate the same distinct quality and captivating lines of the famous Orange County Choppers,” concluded Yates.

Titanium-Jewelry.com strives to stay at the forefront of contemporary jewelry trends by offering shoppers the benefit of choice, quality and unique styling for mens wedding bands, titanium rings and tungsten rings for men and women. Now, contemporary jewelry fans and chopper enthusiasts have even more to choose from when looking for comfort and rugged durability. For more information, please visit http://www.titanium-jewelry.com/orange-county-choppers.html.

About OCC Choppers Paul Teutul, Sr., metalworker by trade and founder of Orange County Choppers, Inc., first began his business of building custom choppers out of the basement of his home in Montgomery, NY. With the creative help and following of his oldest son, Paul Jr., the two were soon on their way to the top with the success of Paul Sr.’s first bike, “True Blue” at Daytona Biketoberfest in 1999. From that point on, Paul Sr. knew he had something and established Orange County Choppers, Inc. that same year.

About Titanium-Jewelry.com
Titanium-Jewelry.com provides a wide selection of tungsten rings, titanium rings andblack titanium jewelry uniquely styled for men and women. Experts in modern men’s wedding bands and modern metals jewelry, Titanium-Jewelry.com leads the industry in contemporary jewelry fashions. For more information, please visit www.Titanium-Jewelry.com.

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Bedroom Pleasures Brings The Award Winning We Vibe Personal Massager To The UK

Bedroom Pleasures, one of the largest sex toy and lingerie companies in the UK, has made the revolutionary couple’s sex toy, the We Vibe, available in the UK after previously only being available in the US.

The We Vibe Personal Massager is a new, dual purpose vibrator for individual use or with a partner. Totally rechargeable and waterproof, the We Vibe can be used while having sex even upon penetration, offering both partners the added sensation of pulsating vibrations, with The We Vibe is a well designed and discreet clitoral vibrator. The revolutionary and distinctive “C” shape is exclusive to the We-Vibe and it boasts a number of innovative features not currently available anywhere else in the adult novelty market. Unlike traditional and typical dual stimulation toys, the We-Vibe is the only hands-free, strapless, and wireless product that provides powerful stimulation directly to the clitoris and G-Spot as it is worn while making love.

The inner skeleton design of the We Vibe allows it to be flexible helping to ease insertion. The soft surface is made from medical grade silicon ensuring that users won’t experience the allergic reactions that can be suffered when using items made from phthalates or latex. The surface is also ridged, designed to give stimulation along and around the clitoris and vaginal wall. Discreet and small, the We Vibe’s dual motors provide harmonic pulsations between 3000rpm and 5000rpm.

Over time, the We-Vibe becomes familiar with its owner’s body and conforms naturally, while the internal memory material learns to accommodate its individual user.

The new vibrator recently won Top Toy of the Year by the viewers of “Talk Sex with Sue Johanson” in the US and, due to its innovative design and overall versatility, many in the sex toy industry see the potential of the We Vibe replacing a selection of sex toys upon its arrival in the UK.

About Bedroom Pleasures:
Bedroom Pleasures was formed in 2003 by James Knight and Rob Stevenson. The company was founded with the aim of selling high class sex aids of any nature on the internet, and 2006 saw Bedroom Pleasures move into a new 2500 square foot premises in Watford.

Currently, Bedroom Pleasures is one of the largest online sex toy and lingerie companies in the UK. Over 3,000 products are in stock and ready for same day dispatch. Bedroom Pleasures serves hundreds of happy customers every day and dispatches to the UK, Europe and beyond.

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Giles Deacon Evoke Jewellery Collection Available At H.Samuel

H.Samuel has launched a brand new collection designed by award-winning British fashion designer Giles Deacon for the Evoke range of jewellery. This is his first ever high street jewellery collection and includes nine stunning pieces that are exclusive to H.Samuel. All of the fabulous rings, pendants and earrings in the Giles Deacon Evoke collection feature Swarovski crystals for an extra dash of glamour.

The exclusive selection includes stud earrings, pendants and bracelets with white and black crystal balls, a selection of stylish caged hearts, plus the safety pin design which includes a necklace and brooch. The collection is both fun and fashionable.

The inspiration behind the designer jewellery range encapsulates three different themes. Giles explained: “The first is based on the play of optical black and white – I love the graphic simplicity and strong impact. The second range is based on the solar planet system, small stellar constellations cluster in rings, necklaces and earrings. The third is motif based with skulls with heart-eyes, ring pulls, cherry skulls and safety pins giving an edgy, playful feel.”

He went on to say, “Jewellery is becoming so much more important in fashion… I think the woman who will wear the collection is fashion conscious with a sense of humour and loves to accessorise her outfits”.

Giles Deacon is one of the most successful and celebrated British fashion designers. He graduated from Central Saint Martins in London in the early 1990s, went on to design for Jean Charles De Castelbajac, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren amongst others and was named British Designer of the Year 2007. His celebrity clients have included Kylie Minogue and Kate Moss.

He summed up the attitude captured in his designs,”Hopefully, if you saw someone wearing one of our frocks you’d think she looks quite interesting to have a chat with and say hello to. They’re a bit ‘We’re on, we’re out, we mean business'”. The same applies to his jewellery.

About H.Samuel:
H.Samuel is the nation’s favourite High Street Jeweller with over 350 stores and a retail website at www.hsamuel.co.uk. Featuring a stunning range of jewellery, H.Samuel also features an incredible range of branded watches (including DKNY, Fossil and Police watches, along with collectibles and gifts for all occasions, offering something for every taste and style. H.Samuel is part of the Signet Group, the world’s largest speciality retail jeweller.

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Coco De Mer Has Announced The Opening Of The Newest Addition To Its Chain Of Luxury Erotic Boutiques In South Kensington

Coco de Mer, a leading retailer of erotic items, has opened a brand new erotic boutique in the South Kensington area of London.

The new boutique is located on Draycott Avenue, a street historically known for many incidences of illicit behaviour and, therefore, the prefect locale for Coco de Mer’s newest London store. The new premises is the third shop opened by the company, joining stores in the Covent Garden area of London and another, located on the prestigious Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.

Coco de Mer has made a name for itself as one of the premier retail outlets in the sex industry, selling a wide variety of luxury erotic items including lingerie, loungewear and erotic jewellery, including exclusive Betony Vernon erotic jewel tools. As well as the aforementioned luxury items the new Coco de Mer store in South Kensington will also sell vintage dress up pieces and offer a corsetry.

Coco de Mer‘s new shop will also feature an erotic library with rare books by Simon Finch and an extensive range of bondage equipment and accessories. Separating itself from other erotic emporiums, the South Kensington shop will also offer an apothecary, or “erotic pharmacy”, to its customers, selling a range of lotions and accessories designed to heighten and prolong the sexual experience.

As well as an extensive variety of erotic merchandise, Coco de Mer will also be bringing its signature live-window performances and sensational salons to the South Kensington store, following on the success of similar installations in their London and Los Angeles boutiques.

About Coco de Mer:
Coco de Mer is a luxury erotic boutique, set up by Sam Roddick, daughter of Body Shop founder Anita Roddick. Coco de Mer has an international presence with two stores in London and another in Los Angeles

coco-de-mer.com is a luxury erotic website showcasing Coco de Mer’s full range of luxury erotica, including Apothecary, Bondage, Designer Lingerie, Erotic Art, Rare Books, Designer Sex Toysand much more. The site also hosts the interactive Coco Club.

Coco de Mer has a very strong and clear set of ethics, ensuring all the products are made with the consideration of environmental and human rights. The company invests in the talents of local artisans. When skills are sought abroad, Coco de Mer works with small Fair Trade projects or cottage industries.

Ultimately, Coco de Mer hopes that their products bring customers joy, inspiration and a recharge of sexual energy that translates in the infinite enjoyment of one of life’s great gifts.

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Boots Has Become The Exclusive Dealer Of Fragrance House Girard

In the early 1920s it was the French fine fragrance houses that dominated the market, especially once Chanel No.5 was launched in 1921. However, a British fragrance house, Girard, had been popular since the turn of the century, and now approximately one hundred years after it first went on sale, the brand has been revived with Boots becoming the exclusive stockist of Girard.

The original Girard was a modern brand, sitting alongside contemporaries such as Chanel, Floris and Penhaligons, with some of its advertising illustrated by Gladys Peto, a member of the legendary Bloomsbury Set. At its height, Girard offered fifteen different fragrances and now some of these original recipes have been reconstructed to form part of the new range.

Two original recipes from the 1920s have been reinvigorated and will be launched as a celebration of the brand’s heritage. Bouquet d’Orient is a rich spicy oriental fragrance with top notes of Bergamot, Lemon and Neroli giving way to a floral heart of Rose, Ylang Ylang and French Violet Leaves to name but a few. These all rest on a warm resinous mélange including Madagascan Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Myrrh and a hint of Patchouli. In contrast Lysval is a floral perfume with a cascade of flowers including Ylang Ylang, Indian Jasmine, Rose petals and Orange blossom, supported by a particularly French base which contributes to a Springtime floral essence.

The lead perfumer on the project was Beverley Bayne at CPL Aromas. She said of Girard: “The challenge was to update the fragrance, keeping as close to the original signature as possible whilst still appealing to the modern nose. These fragrances are like fine French wine – the charm of them is that they are meant to be savoured and have great depth.”

Because Girard was always such a contemporary fragrance house, it is only fitting that some new fragrances enter the fold on its relaunch. Three additional fragrances have been created to accompany the original recipes, all evoked by some of women’s favourite destinations around the world – Bali Sunrise, New York Nights and Provence Spring. Bali Sunrise is a luscious green, floral and fruity fragrance, New York Notes focuses on a citrus top note with warm base whilst Provence Springs is a fresh floral perfume.

Girard Brand Development Manager, Helen Tarver said: “The beauty of archives is that you never know what you’re going to find. When I found a whole batch of original recipes and marketing materials in the archives I felt instantly excited that I had found some “buried treasure” that was worth resurrecting.”

About Boots
Boots is the UK’s leading retailer of health and beauty products, including fragrance, as well as health information.

Boots Pharmacy Superintendent is responsible for healthcare advice provided in relation to Pharmacy medicines and other healthcare advice located within the Boots Pharmacy pages of Boots.com. Boots.com is the trading name of Boots.com Direct Limited (VAT no. 116 3001 29) an Alliance Boots company. All other information and advice on boots.com is the responsibility of Boots.com Direct Limited.

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Clinique Has Launched Superdefense SPF25 Age Defense Moisturiser, The Most Complete Protection Against The Four Major Culprits Of Premature Aging

Clinique Laboratories, at the forefront of skin care research, has launched a new innovation in anti-aging skin care. Introducing New Superdefense SPF25 Age Defense Moisturiser, proven to help counteract the negative and visible impacts of stress on the skin.

Research from Clinique into the effects of stress on the skin confirms that internal stress ages skin in a similar way to external stresses like sun and pollution, causing premature aging. When a persons body is under stress, it releases stress hormones which can cause irritation and a loss of immune function in the skin, this then weakens the skins moisture barrier and can contribute to the visible signs of aging.

New Superdefense SPF25 Age Defense Moisturiser uses new patented skin care technology designed to defend against the effects of emotional and psychological stress on the skin. Red Microalgae Extract, a patented “stress-neutralising” sea extract is part of the anti-aging formula to help skin neutralise the appearance of lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.

In addition, an advanced innovative sun screen formula offers protection from UVB and UVA rays whilst antioxidants help protect against external aggressors such as pollution. Clinique’s unique Immune Protection Factor formula also works to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier function, maintain its own natural collagen production and also increase the skin’s natural immunity. Skin has never been so protected against the signs of premature aging.

With three skin-typed formulas there is an anti-aging cream for every skin type. The Very Dry to Dry formula is a luxurious cream for immediate comfort. The Dry Combination formula is a soft cream that leaves skin hydrated and protected. The Combination Oily to Oily formula is an ultra-lightweight cream that offers refreshing hydration and a light, comfortable feel.

New Superdefense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturiser can be applied every morning afterClinique 3-Step routine and is the perfect partner to Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturiser for around the clock anti-aging skin care protection.

Like all Clinique makeup and skin care New Superdefense SPF25 Age Defense Moisturiser is 100% Fragrance Free, Allergy Tested.

Available at Clinique.co.uk from 2nd October 2008

About Clinique
Introduced in 1968, Clinique was the first ever dermatologist-created, prestige cosmetic brand. Today, Clinique’s mission remains what it was from the beginning: to provide the highest quality and most effective collection of products to enhance every skin type and tone. The brand’s customised approach and quality products – all meticulously tested and carefully formulated with the latest science – have made Clinique one of the leading skin care authorities in the world. All makeup and skin care products are allergy-tested and 100% fragrance free. Clinique offers products for men and women of all ages and ethnicities. Clinique is sold in more than 130 countries and territories, and over 16,000 sales locations.

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Boots.com the UKs biggest health & beauty online retailer has revealed a whole new look and feel for the site

Boots.com, UK health and beauty website and the online presence of Boots UK, has undergone a complete revamp. The new site is being launched to users with Boots.com’s biggest ever Beauty Event.

The new look site for Boots boasts a host of new features and functionalities to improve the customer’s shopping experience. These include improved navigation and one page checkout, as well as a ‘wish list’ facility and product ratings and reviews.

Tim Stacey, Director of Boots.com, explained, “Boots.com was initially launched more than six years ago. In this time, e-commerce has grown beyond all expectations and technology has come on at pace. In addition, our customers have told us that they would like to see more information and advice alongside our thousands of health and beauty products.

Boots.com is seizing the opportunity to update the technology which is used on the site, whilst at the same time introducing the richer content which customers have requested, following extensive customer research.

Tim Stacey further explained, “We know our customers want a quick, simple checkout, delivery options that suit them and to feel part of a community online. This is the first stage in an exciting period of development for Boots’ online presence and we are committed to delivering customers a multi-channel shopping experience. There are many more exciting developments planned over the next few months including the launch of a ‘buy online and collect in store’ service, further developments in health advice and information, and online communities for our customers.”

Boots.com partnered with multi-channel experts utilising IBM’s WebSphere Commerce platform implemented by Steria, in partnership with Europe’s leading WSC systems integrator, Salmon. The customer-led design was managed by London based digital agency, Grand Union.

The site’s new platform will also greatly increase Boots.com’s advice and information capabilities. As well as the existing ‘Ask Boots’ advice portal in partnership with the British Medical Journal, the site will have inspiring video content with advice on everything from morning sickness to beauty videos showing how to get the latest looks.

The new ‘live pharmacist’ service means that users can email a health question to the site and have a pharmacist call them back with online pharmacy advice within 20 minutes. The service is available nightly, Monday to Saturday from 6pm to midnight.

To deliver users with new exciting content for beauty, Boots.com has a new Beauty editor, ex-Grazia journalist Katie Campbell, who will be covering everything beauty for the site – from backstage trends, beauty masterclass features, new brands and exclusive launches, to insider tips and tricks from the industry experts, updated on a daily basis.

The site’s product range has also been expanded, to include new, exclusive lines and gift ranges in time for Christmas. For example, the site’s popular Beauty Boutique will now feature online exclusives from brands such as Bliss, Korres and Caudalie.

About Boots
Boots is the UK’s leading retailer of beauty and
health products as well as health information. Boots Pharmacy Superintendent is responsible for healthcare advice provided in relation to Pharmacy medicines and other healthcare advice located within the Boots Pharmacy pages of Boots.com. Boots.com is the trading name of Boots.com Direct Limited (VAT no. 116 3001 29) an Alliance Boots company. All other information and advice on boots.com is the responsibility of Boots.com Direct Limited.

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Lacontempo Sensational Modern European Bedroom Furniture Collection Is Becoming The Meeting Point Of All Contemporary Furniture Enthusiasts And Designers

LaContempo Announces the Biggest European Sleeper Collection in USA. Company’s Unique and Affordable European Bedroom Furniture Collection is also another Center of Attention.

Since 2001, LaContempo has been serving LA metropolitan area with an ever growing collection. In addition to their well known European Sleeper collection, which by far the biggest in USA, now their sensational Modern European Bedroom furniture collection is becoming the meeting point of all contemporary furniture enthusiasts and designers.

When the word “European Sleeper” is mentioned, www.LaContempo.com is the first name comes to the minds of many satisfied customers nationwide. Since it’s establishment in 2001, LaContempo continues growing it’s collection, listening the demands of the customers. Now, company’s unique and affordable European bedroom furniture collection is also another center of attention

“The sleepers we are offering are much different than all our competitors'” says Erika Fontana, the marketing manager of the company. “We give our customers the best quality sofa beds from Europe with the same price of Far Eastern made inferior products. We have firm, mid-firm and soft seating options. Most of our models come with inner spring structure and spacious storage spaces. You get three benefits from one product. In addition to the excellent sitting and sleeping comfort, customers also get a big storage space just under where they sit and sleep.”

For the last three years, the company is focusing on Contemporary Bedroom Furniture, mainly from Europe. “This collection is becoming the meeting point of all contemporary furniture enthusiasts and designers” says Erika. “We have the best designs and creative models with the most reasonable prices. We have a huge inventory and most of the items shipped next day”.

Thanks to the agreements that the company has with over 20 major reliable shipping companies, customers receive their furniture very fast and with a fraction of regular shipping charges.

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Burton Announces Their New Heritage Collection, A Stylish Range Of Quality Contemporary Suiting, Born Out Of A Passion For Traditional Tailoring Methods

Burton, the leading UK menswear retailer, has announced their new Heritage collection. This latest range of stylish quality contemporary suiting is born out of the long held Burton passion for traditional tailoring methods. The collection will be featured in selected stores and online throughout the UK this autumn alongside Burton’s mainline and concession tailoring.

Burton has sought to ensure attention to detail is key throughout the Heritage collection.

These latest mens jackets feature a half canvas construction which forms to the body to give the wearer more comfort. The fabric selections reflect a strong attention to detail with the use of traditional Prince of Wales check and pin stripes inspired by the Burton mens clothing archives.

The fabric selection and labeling of the mens suits take their inspiration from original 1940s, 50s and 60s Burton garments which are then brought up to date with a sharper modern fit. The suits are made from pure merino wool and woven in the British mill first used by Montague Burton over 70 years ago and feature intricate detailing such as trouser brace buttons and an embroidered Burton “B” on the under collar.

Montage Burton once said, “Good clothes develop a man’s sense of self respect”, and the Heritage collection continues his legacy by offering a superior garment at an accessible price.

About Burton
Burton has a long history in mens clothing and fashion having been founded in 1903 by Montague Burton in Chesterfield. Burton now has over 400 outlets all over the UK and Ireland making it one of the country’s largest sellers of casual and formal menswear, including men’s jeans, shirts, suits, knitwear, shorts, shoes, underwear and accessories.

Customers can also shop online from the Burton.co.uk website which offers free returns in-store or by post and fast delivery to their home. The site features a useful size guide to ensure customers can get the correct fit. They can also sign up for the Burton newsletter, which offers all the latest style updates, exclusive discounts and competitions.

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Triton, A Leading Designer Of Contemporary Mens Jewelry, Provides Affordable And Stylish Rings That Customers Continue To Rave About And Recommend

Titanium-Jewelry.com, a leading online retailer of mens wedding bands, tungsten rings, titanium rings and unique contemporary jewelry designs for men and women, today announced the unanimous five-star customer rating for Triton® tungsten wedding bands. The Triton ALTO and Triton WAVE rings, both top selling mens wedding bands at Titanium-Jewelry.com received across the board five star ratings and favorable reviews from customers nationwide.

Triton, a leading designer of contemporary mens jewelry, provides affordable and stylish rings that customers continue to rave about and recommend. The popular mens wedding bands designed by Triton are not only favored among shoppers for the quality, design and durability, but with the economic slowdown in recent months, many have opted for these more affordable options in mens wedding bands. In comparison to platinum and gold, tungsten wedding bands offer more economically viable solutions without compromising quality or design.

The Triton ALTO and WAVE tungsten wedding bands are constructed of the hardest metal alloy, featuring striking and timeless finishes. Both rings feature impressive 9mm widths, masculine look and feel and complemented by a comfort fit. On sale for $259 and $245 respectively, these mens wedding bands are among Titanium-Jewelry’s top sellers.

“We are thrilled with the feedback we’ve received from customers on the Triton line of tungsten wedding bands,” stated Ron Yates, founder of Titanium-Jewelry.com. “Many young couples are finding alternatives to high cost weddings and these wedding bands fit perfectly into the lifestyle of young grooms today,” Yates concluded.

Titanium-Jewelry.com seeks to continually provide customers a variety of luxurious yet budget friendly jewelry designs, focusing on those brands that continue to exceed customer expectations. For other top rated mens wedding bands ideal for those who prefer quality jewelry that’s not only contemporary in style, but price, please visithttp://www.titanium-jewelry.com.

About Titanium-Jewelry.com
Titanium-Jewelry.com provides a wide selection of tungsten rings, titanium rings andblack titanium jewelry uniquely styled for men and women. Experts in modern men’s wedding bands and modern metals jewelry, Titanium-Jewelry.com leads the industry in contemporary jewelry fashions. For more information, please visit http://www.Titanium-Jewelry.com.

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The Body Shop has unveiled its latest Colour Trend Collection, Deadly Night Shades

The Body Shop is launching its brand new autumn 2008 Colour Trend Collection; a make-up collection called Deadly Night Shades. Offering a number of on trend shades of make-up to help customers create their autumnal femme fatale looks, the launch of this new range from The Body Shop comes just days before the release of the company’s new Nature’s Mineral make-up range, available in the UK from the 14th September.

With fashion and beauty aficionados putting emphasis on sleek, seductive shades and silky textures this autumn, The Body Shop Deadly Night Shades Collection features plush designs and jewel-like finishes, making an ideal accompaniment to the new Nature’s Mineral range.

New products in the Colour Trend Collection include Dune Pink Cheek Bloom, an incomparable cream blush that boasts a smooth-as-silk texture. Striking new eye looks can be achieved with the use of the new Eye Pencil, available in either Cactus Green or Rocky Blue. A new eyeshadow in shades including harmonious Khaki Green and Eucalyptus Grey is also available. The brand new Lip Click from the Body Shop is also set to be unveiled, available in two intense shades with super gloss finish, namely Spiced Red and Dusky Pink.

As with many other The Body Shop products, the Deadly Night Shades Colour TrendCollection embraces nature’s own ingredients, featuring hydrating Night Blooming Cactus extract, and also Community Trade moisturising marula oil from Namibia, Brazil nut oil from Peru, and organic beeswax sourced from Zambia which is included within the mascara.

About The Body Shop:
The Body Shop International plc is the original ethical
cosmetics company, now operating across more than 2,500 stores in over 60 markets worldwide. The Body Shop has constantly sought out wonderful natural ingredients from all four corners of the globe to bring you products bursting with effectiveness, to enhance your natural beauty. We strive to use our planet’s resources wisely, searching for outstanding natural materials and ingredients from across the globe to include in our range of products. We continue to lead the way, sourcing sustainable palm oil, introducing 100% recycled packaging, and raising funds and awareness to help prevent the spread of HIV/ AIDS, and continuing to support marginalized communities around the world through our Community Trade fair trade programme.

For over 30 years The Body Shop has believed that business has the power to make the right kind of difference to the world. Our unique philosophy continues to drive everything we do, allowing our customers around the world to become ‘activists’, simply by choosing from our range of products. As Dame Anita Roddick said: “Activism isn’t listed on The Body Shop labels as an ingredient, but it is there as surely as the bergamot and hemp oil”.

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Tozzo Wedding Favor Kit is one of many customizable, do-it-yourself items at AmericanBridal.com that helps create dream weddings, even on a budget

AmericanBridal.com, the Internet’s most expansive collection of unique and affordable wedding favors and bridal shower favors, announced today that its Tozzo Wedding Favor Kit is featured in a DIY article in Bridal Guide Magazine’s November 2008 issue. The Tozzo, designed by Elements for AmericanBridal.com, is a do-it-yourself kit used to create customized favor boxes that can be filled with edible or non-edible favors for a wedding reception or shower. The issue of Bridal Guide is available on stands now.

“We are very pleased to have been selected for the Bridal Guide article on do-it-yourself wedding ideas,” said Shirley Tan, CEO, AmericanBridal.com. “Today’s savvy brides and grooms want to showcase party favors in a stylish and elegant package, without exceeding their budgets. The Tozzo Wedding Favor Kit gives them a personal touch that is sure to leave a lasting impression on their guests,” said Tan.

The Tozzo kit comes with a white box, along with a selection of paper band colors, ribbon colors and label styles to instantly create an attractive, personalized container for chocolates, jelly beans, cookies, petit fours or other treat or keepsake. The paper band is available in pink, lavender, sky blue, red, ivory, and for an additional cost, metallic silver. Ribbon colors include celadon green, baby pink, chocolate-brown and scarlet red. The label comes in a variety of messages or buyer-selected monogram letter.

In addition to do-it-yourself wedding products, AmericanBridal.com offers the most extensive collection of unique wedding favors and accessories such as party favors, wedding invitations, personalized gifts, wedding favors, wedding ideas, wedding flowers, cake toppers, thank you cards, wedding guest favors, bridal shower favors, wedding jewelry, wedding decorations, wedding centerpieces, bridal shower games, wedding programs, bridal jewelry, bridal shower invitations, place cards, groomsmen gifts, wedding albums, wedding announcements, favor boxes, unity candle, wedding anniversary gift, wedding checklist, wedding bells, wedding napkins, wedding veils and much more.

The Tozzo kit includes:

• 10-piece pack of 2’h x 2’w x 2”d White box*
• 10-piece pack of labels (Select design)
• 10-piece pack of ribbon (Select color)
• 10-piece pack of paper band (Select Color)

One kit makes 10 favor boxes and costs approximately $1.75 per box without content. Metallic silver band is an additional $1.00/kit.

*Boxes are delivered flat and assembly is required.

About AmericanBridal.com AmericanBridal.com is the online source for affordable and unique wedding favors and accessories. For every theme or season, AmericanBridal.com has the most extensive selection of products that are guaranteed to make any wedding an unforgettable event for the bride and groom and their guests. From fun and unusual to traditional and elegant, Americanbridal.com specializes in personalized wedding favors, bridal shower favors, attendant gifts, wedding ceremony accessories, unique bridesmaids gifts and groomsmen gifts, bridal accessories and jewelry, and themed wedding favors. AmericanBridal.com offers the selection of a showroom with the convenience of online shopping and superior customer service at prices that can’t be beat. For more information, please visit us at AmericanBridal.com.

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Boots.Com Launches A Campaign Of Unique Beauty Competitions With Priceless Prizes

Everyone loves the chance to win something for nothing and so boots.com has launched a campaign of alluring beauty competitions to celebrate its ‘Biggest Ever Beauty Event’.

Boots.com has given itself a makeover for a beautiful new look and to celebrate has launched its ‘Biggest Ever Beauty Event’. As part of this, every day for the next month, the site will feature inspirational beauty competitions including once in a lifetime prizes such as winning front row seats to a show at London Fashion Week, or receiving a make-over with ’10 Years Younger’ presenter Nicky Hambleton-Jones.

However, the beauty event itself is about much more than inspirational competitions. It includes access to beauty advice, great new looks and beauty tips from a whole host of industry experts, such as hairdresser James Brown, friend and hair stylist to Kate Moss. One of James’ top tips is: “I never spray hairspray directly onto the hair. I spray it onto the tips of my fingers and rub it into the scalp where I want to create volume – on the crown and sides. To smooth hair, spray it onto the palms of your hand, rub together and then use your hands as tools to smooth flyaways down the hair.”

The event comes at the perfect time; September sees London Fashion Week which not only showcases next season’s fashions, but also the models don make-up looks likely to dominate the industry for the seasons to come.

Amanda Howard, Head of Content for boots.com said: “We know Autumn can often be overlooked for beauty; there are obviously huge stories around getting ready for summer and by November people are starting to think about their Christmas looks. But in-between, Autumn is really important – not only do we get sneak previews of next season’s influences from Fashion Week, but the weather is changing and women can start to see it affect their hair and skin. Our customers have told us that they are desperate for advice and inspiration, so we wanted to give them exactly what they have asked for.”

This biggest ever beauty event simply heralds the changes to content that will be seen on a regular basis on the new boots.com. The new site will see the same depth of health and beauty products as ever but now sitting alongside editorial content, such as ‘how to’ demonstration videos and hints and tips that can be incorporated into everyday routines. To add even more expertise, the site now has its own Beauty editor, Katie Campbell, previously deputy beauty editor of Grazia. Katie will be writing a daily beauty blog to bring readers previews of up and coming launches, product reviews and all her inner thoughts and inspiration on all things beauty.

About Boots
Boots is the UK’s leading retailer of beauty products, skincare products and health products, with thousands of products from prestigious brands, as well as exclusive brands that can’t be found anywhere else in the UK, either on the high street or online.

Boots Pharmacy Superintendent is responsible for healthcare advice provided in relation to Pharmacy medicines and other healthcare advice located within the Boots Pharmacy pages of Boots.com. Boots.com is the trading name of Boots.com Direct Limited (VAT no. 116 3001 29) an Alliance Boots company. All other information and advice on boots.com is the responsibility of Boots.com Direct Limited.

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The Body Shop Has Unveiled A New Online Diagnostic Tool To Coincide With The Launch Of The Company’s New Wellbeing Range

The website is designed to help customers of The Body Shop find products in theWellbeing Range that are suited to help ease the stress and anxiety of the individual’s everyday life.

Split into four different regimes, namely Total Energy, Divine Calm, Deep Sleep and Pure Detox, the diagnostic tool leads users through four simple stages in order to determine the regime and products that are suitable for the customer’s needs. These recommendations are then available for the customer to print off and keep for future reference.

Visitors to the site can find products to help ease their everyday concerns, with the site guiding users to the ideal cleansing items, moisturisers, treatments and essential oils for their needs, with full details of the ingredients used, including camomile, jojoba and guarana, also available.

Designed to be easily incorporated into everyday lifestyles, every product in the Wellbeing Range contains effective active natural ingredients based on traditional herbal remedies. Products user trials have proved the effectiveness of this new range from The Body Shop, with well over half of those testing the products discovering the relaxing properties of Divine Calm Heavenly Shower Gel as well as the uplifting and invigorating Total Energy Exhilarating Body Wash.

The new diagnostic site from The Body Shop looks to be the ideal way for those leading a busy life to discover remedies and treatments to combat stress, lack of sleep and the feeling of being run down.

With many of the natural ingredients used in the Wellbeing Range sourced through Community Trade Programme, those who purchase items from the Wellbeing Range will also contribute to the wellbeing of communities around the world including Ghana, Brazil, Zambia, Namibia, Nicaragua, the Republic of Ireland, Italy and the UK.

About The Body Shop:
The Body Shop International plc is the original ethical cosmetics company, now operating across more than 2,500 stores in over 60 markets worldwide. The Body Shop has constantly sought out wonderful natural ingredients from all four corners of the globe to bring you products bursting with effectiveness, to enhance your natural beauty. We strive to use our planet’s resources wisely, searching for outstanding natural materials and ingredients from across the globe to include in our range of products. We continue to lead the way, sourcing sustainable palm oil, introducing 100% recycled packaging, and raising funds and awareness to help prevent the spread of HIV/ AIDS, and continuing to support marginalized communities around the world through our Community Trade fair trade programme.

For over 30 years The Body Shop has believed that business has the power to make the right kind of difference to the world. Our unique philosophy continues to drive everything we do, allowing our customers around the world to become ‘activists’, simply by choosing from our range of products. As Dame Anita Roddick said: “Activism isn’t listed on The Body Shop labels as an ingredient, but it is there as surely as the bergamot and hemp oil”

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Fabric Shower Curtains And Matching Window Valances From Tole Tray Are Making It Easier To Decorate Bathrooms

For many years, consumers had to struggle with finding a window treatment for their bathroom that would compliment a newly purchased shower curtain. Not having a window treatment would give the impression of an unfinished decorated bathroom, so searching endlessly store to store for a complimentary color in a valance or panels became the norm. Others chose to purchase two shower curtains, using the second one to sew their own window valance or panels. Many desired a unique fabric shower curtain that would reflect their own personal style, only to be disappointed by common selections. Tole Tray provides an alternative to wasting time and aggravation by creating beautiful vintage inspired fabric shower curtains and offering matching window valances with every design, making it easier to complete and enhance the look of any bath décor.

Tole Tray fabric shower curtains and window valances are digitally printed, allowing the designs to come alive on fabric with their vibrancy of colors. The shower curtains measure 72 inches square and the sewn button holes can accommodate most decorative shower hooks. Window valances measure 58 inches wide by 15 inches long, fitting bathroom windows between 35 and 45 inches wide. Tole Tray bathroom accessories are machine washable and proudly made in the USA.

Tole Tray’s Co-Founder, Susan Sotkovsky says, “We feel our company is bringing innovation to a staple bathroom accessory and more importantly, Tole Tray is committed to make decorating bathrooms easier by offering matching window valances with every design.” Tole Tray LLC will be exhibiting their products at the NJ Fall Home Show at the Meadowlands Expo Center Oct. 3 -5, 2008. “It’s an exciting time for us and we’re looking forward to being there and meeting everyone.”, says Susan.

Tole Tray LLC is located in the historic town of Barnegat, New Jersey. Tole Tray products are available online at www.toletraydesigns.com as well as select online decorating directories. For further information, contact Susan Sotkovsky at 609-660-8233 or email susans@toletraydesigns.com.

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City Sackers Online Grocery Store Looks To Provide Fast, Reliable And Inexpensive Grocery Delivery To Austinites

Now all citizens of the greater Austin area are able to shop for thousands of groceries, without leaving their home. City Sackers Inc., an Austin based online grocery store, looks to revolutionize the way Austinites live and go about their daily errands.

City Sackers has compiled thousands of items into their website’s database to better serve the needs of their customers. Almost any and all varieties of general items found in a grocery store can also be found at their website. In addition to these grocery items, City Sackers has also included numerous organic, household, fitness, and pet products into their inventory.

To many Austinites, the rigors of school or work encompass the majority of their daytime. After the day’s responsibilities have been fulfilled, the last thing anyone wants to do is fight through the crowded lines and aisles of a grocery store. Instead, potential customers can now simply log onto www.citysackers.com and select the groceries they want delivered to their door. Schedule a time that is most convenient for the groceries to be delivered and City Sackers will bring them right to your doorstep. Its that simple.

The underlying benefit of City Sackers is the convenience they bring to their customers. Those without cars would have to comply with rising cab fares in order to get to and from their local grocery store. And most mass transit available in Austin is not conducive to people bringing fresh groceries. With both of those options, people must comply with the schedule of the transporter in order to accomplish their grocery shopping. With City Sackers, they will adjust to your convenience and your schedule.

Competitive product prices and low delivery cost make City Sackers online grocery delivery a true asset to those living in Austin.

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Waitrose, The UK Supermarket Chain, Has Confirmed It Has Exchanged Contracts To Open Its First Shop In Colchester, Essex

Waitrose, the food shops of the John Lewis Partnership, has announced that it has entered into agreement with developers, St. Andrew’s Avenue LLP (assisted by Aquila Developments Ltd.), for the former Glyn Webb DIY store site in St. Andrew’s Avenue, Colchester to be turned into their newest store. The initial exchange of contracts was conditional to formal approval of the application by the Council, which has now been received, so work will now proceed.

While Waitrose only signed up in August, the developers already had an application to open a supermarket on the site recommended for approval by Colchester Council’s Planning Officers. This deal continues to build on the food shop’s ambitious expansion plans, which have seen the supermarket develop into a national brand over the last five years.

The new Waitrose supermarket will have a retail area of 23,000sq ft and will offer 222 car parking spaces for shoppers. Work will start on converting the store in January 2009 with an anticipated opening in October next year. Up to 150 job opportunities will be created for the local community. As employees in the John Lewis Partnership, they will be entitled to a share in annual profits, shopping discounts and a say in how the business is run.

Waitrose Director of Development, Nigel Keen, said: “There is a real passion forquality food here and we welcome the opportunity to bring Waitrose to Colchester for the first time so people can discover more about our brand. We pride ourselves on becoming part of the fabric of a town and we look forward to playing an important role in adding to the vibrancy of the town and offering more choice for the local community.”

Tony Chambers, on behalf of the developers, added: “We are delighted Waitrose has committed itself to the scheme. We believe this will create a real focal point for people in Colchester and provide them with key services at the heart of their community.”

The shop will offer a wide range of quality fresh foods and groceries, an award-winning wine collection, specialist meat, fish and cheese counters together with a bakery and delicatessen.

About Waitrose:
Waitrose has 191 branches in its estate including stores in Wales and Scotland and has just been named Britain’s Best High Street Retailer at the Which? Awards 2008 and Supermarket of the Year by the RSPCA at its Good Business Awards in 2008. The food shop has won more major wine awards than any other retailer and was named Supermarket of the Year 2007 at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Waitrose sells over 1,700 organic products, over 60 different types of fish and seafood and more than 100 different cheeses. The food shop also enjoys one of the best reputations for dealing with farmers and suppliers

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Zoobies, the 3in1 plush animal that tranforms into a pillow and blankets was featured on CBS News

Victoria Pericon, founder of SavvyMommy.com featured Zoobies™ last year for the segment titled “Parent Tools” on CBS News in New York City. The segment featured several products that highlighted some of the latest products that makes parenting a little easier. Zoobies™ the plush animals that transform into pillows and blankets.

More on Zoobies™
Zoobies™ was started by two young brothers who wanted to produce something “new, innovative; and extremely cuddly; something that would be both fun for kids and handy for parents at home and on the road”, says founder, JC Smoot. The patented Zoobies™ concept is the only plush animal concept out there that turns into both a pillow and blanket. After designing 12 animals for the brand new 2007 Safari Collection and unveiling them at the 2007 TIA Toy Fair in New York, they realized they were on to something big. Less than 5 months later they are in hundreds of boutique & gift shops across the country, distributing internationally, and have won three awards in addition to the Seal of Approval from Savvy Mommy.

Zoobies™ U.S. office is located in Provo, Utah. The Safari Line is the first of several that will be released down the road. The wholesale price is currently $14. They have been extremely successful with retailers like Jim Davis of Kids Center in Tucson Arizona who sold over 200 his first two months of carrying Zoobies™.

Links for more information:
www.Zoobiepets.com
www.SavvyMommy.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6f5CK9UkjQ

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Classically Styled Infant Furniture With Non-Toxic Finish Adds Luxury And Quality To Nurseries And Children’s Bedrooms

www.BabyBox.com, a luxury retailer of baby bedding, crib bedding, baby furniture and baby gifts, is pleased to announce the newest collection of furniture and accessories from designer Art for Kids. Known in the industry for its unwavering dedication to fine artistry and quality, the Art for Kids collection includes beds, baby cribs, cradles, high chairs, armoires, baby changing tables, toy chests, desks, lamps, wastebaskets, book cases, dressers, vanities, chairs and art.

“When only the best will do for a child or baby’s room, Art for Kids furniture is the quintessential pairing of high-end home furniture with the refinement of an artisan, for truly uncompromising style,” said Katherine Type, founder of BabyBox.com. “Whether the child’s room is classic French, fairytale or nautical inspired theme, we are proud to offer the latest Art for Kids collection to our customers, along with a full complement of designer baby crib bedding and nursery accessories.”

Trademark hand-painted designs, uncompromising craftsmanship and sophistication are rivaled only by Art for Kids’ painstaking attention to detail that make each piece a treasured heirloom. Inspired by classic Baroque style, the French Ancestry Versailles collection features details such as appliqué molding, crystal knobs and intricate carvings. Custom gilded edges and patina finish harkens back to the elegance of renaissance luxury, and the line’s solid, premium hardwood construction ensures that each piece will last for many years.

Art for Kids is one of BabyBox.com’s select nursery and children’s bedroom furniture designers, such as Bratt Decor, Sweet Beginnings, Oeuf, Nursery Works, Relics, Newport Cottages, Serena and Lily, Jennifer Delonge, Corsican and others. Babybox.com offers a wide selection of nursery and children’s furniture to outfit any theme or décor, from classical to modern and everything in between.

Designed and crafted in the United States, the Art for Kids furniture collection is favored by celebrities and modern royalty. The line of baby room and children’s furniture features dovetailed drawers, under-mounted glides and beautiful hardware comparable to those found in high end home furnishings. With collections ranging from classic to one-of-a-kind designs, each piece of furniture is custom made upon order with choice of finish, molding and appliquéd motifs. Wood chip samples are provided upon request for professional and do-it-yourself designers alike.

For a limited time, BabyBox.com is offering free shipping and on all Art for Kids furniture orders. Please enter coupon code “freeshipafk” at checkout.

About Baby Box
BabyBox.com is a premier baby gift store for children, ages newborn to 12 months. Offering a specialized selection of luxury baby items, the company prides itself on serving a niche market with a focus on unique and high quality products including adorable crib bedding, baby clothes, nursery décor, quality children’s furnishings, baby furniture, custom baby bedding, Moses baskets, bassinets, handmade items, as well as traditional gifts, such as toys, baby blankets and keepsake gifts. In addition to the specialized infant collections, BabyBox.com has expanded its offerings to provide furniture, kids bedding, décor and clothing for older children. With headquarters in Darien, Conn., BabyBox.com has provided unique baby gifts since 1997. For more information, please visit www.BabyBox.com.

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Waitrose, Provides Clarence Court Eggs To Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel In An Attempt To Produce The World’s Largest Scotch Egg

Waitrose, in collaboration with Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel, has helped make the largest recorded Scotch egg. The supermarket chain supplied special exclusive Clarence Court Ostrich eggs to create the meaty mélange which weighed in at 6.2kg, the equivalent to a bowling ball.

In order to break the previous record, Clarence Court called upon Lee Streeton, Executive Chef at Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel. Using a number of fresh groceries including 1.7kg ostrich egg, 4kg of Gloucester Old Spot sausage-meat, 940g of haggis and 800g of breadcrumbs for the coating, the entire cooking process took more than eight hours, with ninety minutes alone spent boiling the egg.

The ultimate picnic food, the Scotch egg is a prime example of authentic, indigenous, hearty British produce. Contrary to popular belief, it was not invented by the Scots but rather the London food shop Fortnum & Mason, who first concocted this portable version of sausage and eggs in 1738.

Clarence Court Director, Lisa Rowe, said, “As industry innovators, we are delighted to be able to work with Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel to produce this super-sized snack. The ostrich egg is the latest – and largest – addition to our range, so it only seemed fitting to let Lee Streeton have a bit of fun with it and cook up something rather different for The Albemarle carving trolley.”

Streeton added, “Genuine Scotch eggs epitomise good, honest food, so what could be better than making an extra large version using the best of British? As a chef that is passionate about sourcing local fresh foods, it has been enormous fun to re-create this much-loved picnic staple and champion a food that has been part of our history for hundreds of years.”

About Waitrose:
Waitrose has 191 branches in its estate including stores in Wales and Scotland and has just been named Britain’s Best High Street Retailer at the Which? Awards 2008 and Supermarket of the Year by the RSPCA at its Good Business Awards in 2008. The food shop has won more major wine awards than any other retailer and was named Supermarket of the Year 2007 at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Waitrose sells over 1,700 organic products, over 60 different types of fish and seafood and more than 100 different cheeses. The food shop also enjoys one of the best reputations for dealing with farmers and suppliers

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Discount Code Use To Save Money Online

In the current economic climate – with increasing energy costs, food bills and fuel bills making sure you get the most for your money is a top priority.

Which is why both online shopping and shopping discount code use is on the rise.

Discount codes are promotional voucher codes that are released by online retailers in order to give an added discount when a customer makes a purchase at their store. These money off codes can range from a percentage discount of the total spend, free delivery or sometimes even a free gift with a purchase.

More and more retailers are now releasing discount codes in a bid to keep people spending which appears to be working, so finding a code for your favourite retailer is now becoming easier.

The discount code site http://www.discounttart.co.uk has up to the minute discount codes straight from the retailers as soon as they are released. Codes are sorted on the site by retailer, but can also be sorted by discount type and by retailer category. If you can’t find the retailer you are looking for there is also a forum.

Discount Tart has been in operation for over 3 years now and has seen the discount code industry get busier and busier as more and more people take money saving that bit more seriously!

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Estella, a leading retailer of Baby Clothes, Announces Charity Partnership With Action Against Hunger

Estella, a leading retailer of Baby Clothes, Designer Children’s Clothes & Unique Kids Clothes, today announced the debut of their back to school clothes and partnership with Action Against Hunger, a charity devoted to fighting hunger in more than 40 countries. For every purchase made from Estella this Fall and Winter, the retailer of contemporary fashions designed for children, will donate one Plumpy’Nut to a child in need. Featured on CBS’s 60 minutes and other prominent media, Plumpy’nut is a prepackaged, easy to administer peanut butter based concoction that helps severely malnourished children (6 months to 5 years old) recover from starvation.

Estella kicks off this charitable campaign with the arrival of its back to school collection of designer children’s clothes and fall apparel including kids shirts, shorts, dresses, coats, outerwear, trousers and pants for boys and girls, unisex baby clothes, baby boy and baby girl clothes.

“This charitable campaign is designed to raise awareness of a little known breakthrough cure for a big disease afflicting less fortunate babies and kids, the same age as the children our store caters to,” said Estella co-founder Chike Chukwulozie. “As an African-born American, I have witnessed childhood starvation and am excited to be doing something about it. While Estella’s campaign will not eradicate childhood starvation, we can help raise awareness and save a few lives,” added Mr. Chukwulozie.

One of the first lines to arrive that will benefit this hunger fighting program is European designer Album di Famiglia. Estella introduced this European designer to New York and online in 2003 and has now collaborated with Album di Famiglia to launch a line of baby onesie rompers. Exclusive to Estella, these striped one-piece rompers are modern, stylish, cashmere soft, yet practical and easy to care for. Made with machine washable cotton, these one-piece bodysuits make great baby gifts or baby shower gifts.

With the launch of its back to school season, Estella is also proud to debut European designer, Mormor. This Danish designer makes its US debut at Estella with hand knit baby sweaters, baby knits, kids sweaters and kids knits. In addition, Estella will be making other prominent designer debuts later this fall with the inclusion of Add; Belgian artisans Max & Lola and Simple Kids; French designers Hartford Kids & Bon Bon; British designer Caramel Baby & Child; American designers Kit+Lili, Kingsley and One Kid (luxury, yet affordable Baby coats, girls coats and boys coats); and many other high end brands perfect for Fall apparel and back to school attire.

With an appearance in September’s Cookie Magazine, Estella’s Back to School and Fall Season is already making a splash with significant contributions going towards the Action Against Hunger campaign. “Our goal at Estella is to provide customers with unique fashions that are distinctive yet practical, comfortable, yet contemporary and to do so with civic responsibility. With our collaboration with Action Against Hunger and prominent designer collections, we have squarely met this goal this season.” stated Mr. Chukwulozie.

With appearances in The New York Times, Elle Magazine, Dailycandy.com, CNN.com, Vogue, InStyle, NBC’s Today Show, Town & Country, US Weekly and numerous other publications, blogs and web sites, Estella is the leader in baby clothes and designer kids clothes. For more information on Estella or to start shopping for unique baby clothes and kids clothes, please visit http://www.estella-nyc.com.

About Estella
Renowned as the source for cutting-edge kids clothes, Estella has quietly established itself as the designer infant clothing shop that celebrities, stylists, royalty and those in the know look to when they want something fresh. Featuring distinctive and unique baby clothes and kids’ clothes that are brought to life with modern designs, incredible detail, unusual colors and sumptuous fabrics, Estella’s innovative approach offers gorgeous items selected for beauty and character. Founded in 2002, Estella is privately held and headquartered in New York, NY. For more information about Estella, please visit the company’s web site at http://www.estella-nyc.com.

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The 10 year anniversary of the Tesco Baby & Toddler Clubis marked by the launch of a new online service

For the last 10 years, the phenomenally successful Tesco Baby & Toddler Club has helped over 1m parents throughout the UK by providing them with support at just the time they need it most. Now, to mark its 10th birthday, the Club has launched a compelling new set of member benefits and a fantastic new website.

Celebrating a new arrival – Baby & Toddler Club online in keeping with the Tesco ‘Every Little Helps’ philosophy, and in direct response to the 98% of Baby & Toddler Club members who asked Tesco for support through an online service.

“Our members told us that while they really valued the information we gave them through the Club magazines, they wanted an online offering as well. This allows us to provide support when parents need it most – even if that is at 3am with a screaming baby“, says Jenna Copeland, Tesco Baby & Toddler Club Manager.

“Our new website means that mums can instantly access the information they need and, if they need further reassurance, can contact other mums in our Chat Room. This new initiative is just part of the commitment is putting behind providing our customers with the very best in online services and we know it is something that will be welcomed not only by our members, but by parents throughout the UK.” Tesco

The Baby & Toddler Club online will offer a wealth of information at parents’ fingertips, as well as being a genuine 24/7 club where mums can make new friends online, share experiences and offer each other support. Other features include:

– ‘You and Your Baby’ – a comprehensive guide to all the ups and downs of pregnancy and the first 3 years of parenthood & childhood.

– Recipes– recipes for pregnant women, babies & toddlers.

– Baby Diaries – true life diaries of a pregnant mum, a new mum and a dad of two toddlers.

– Ask an expert – FAQ on topics from nutrition and development to child psychology and relationships. An opportunity to post a question to be answered by one of 10 Baby & Toddler Club experts.

– Baby forums – customers who register their interest for the baby forum will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a year’s supply of nappies.

– About the Club – an opportunity for parents to join the Tesco Baby & Toddler Club online, including the latest Mums’ Choice information and winning products, a guide to what’s on in store.

A bonanza of fantastic benefits for club members

The new website isn’t the only exciting new development. New Club members will be able to gain up to 10,000 Tesco Clubcard Points (over the lifetime of their membership) by redeeming Points Coupons in their club mailings, as well as receiving a free parking permit that allows them to park in ‘Parent and Child’ spaces closest to the store. And the Club’s new Welcome Brochure is packed with other exclusive special offers:

Customers shopping with Tesco Direct save 10% off any purchase for their baby through Tesco Direct. This service is particularly useful for large items such as cots, buggies, high chairs, car seats and bathroom accessories and everything is delivered straight to the customer’s door. There are over 8,000 new products available, with more than 1,000 especially for babies and toddlers.

RAC discount: There’s nothing more important when traveling with a little one than feeling safe in the knowledge that your car is in tip-top condition – but it can be expensive. That’s why Tesco has teamed up with RAC to offer a 20% discount over the lifetime of the membership, plus a £30 Tesco gift card.

Free Huggies Baby Beginnings Basket: For that little something extra, when new members buy a pack of Huggies Newborn Size 1 nappies in Tesco stores, they can redeem a basket of goodies, including wipes, powder, tissues, Baby’s First record book, money-saving coupons, a Huggies teddy bear and a muslin cloth.

Tesco Baby & Toddler Club is the longest running retailer Club for pregnant women and parents of children under the age of three. Over 320,000 members are proof of its popularity – and this number is increasing daily as more expectant mums and new parents join Baby & Toddler Club. Absolutely free to join, members receive tailored magazines every 3-6 months packed full of relevant, useful information and provide the ultimate helping hand when they need it most. This will also help family finances as each magazine comes with Points Coupons on many baby essentials and treats for members!

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Samsung release the stylish R87 streamlined design focused LCD TV which is more streamlined and stylish than ever and packed with extra functionality

Following the success of last year’s leading R74 LCD television range, Samsung have now launched the racy R87, which is more streamlined and stylish than ever and packed with extra functionality.

Samsung, recognised in the industry for its cutting edge LCD design and meticulous attention to detail, has definitely lived up to its reputation by providing an LCD TV which is a curvier and more striking design than ever before. It comes in glossy piano black or a fashionable white finish both with hidden speakers, making this a minimalist designer’s dream TV that will enhance any room set.

The beauty does not stop at the design, as the R87 Series has unsurpassable picture quality giving an even sharper and exciting viewing experience, maximised through Movie Plus, additional HD connectivity and game mode for the extreme gamer.

The Movie Plus Mode is perfect for those movie fanatics amongst us. This fantastic feature adds additional frames to the action ensuring a true 50htz output. The result is during fast film scenes such as car chases, the picture remains in focus and as slick as real life.

Another perfect feature for Audio Visual lovers is the inclusion of three High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connections. This means that you can plug in your games consoles, DVD players and satellite devices all at the same time and know that the ultimate digital experience will be had with all devices.

For the hardcore gamer, the gaming mode provides an unparalleled high definition picture quality which will optimise and enhance gaming graphics at the touch of a button. It has richer, sharper images and a faster response time, giving your games enhanced interactivity. In addition to this, its powerful SRS TruSurround XT sound produces an all round experience that makes you feel like you’re living your favourite Lara Croft dream.

Rob Shaw, Product Manager, Samsung says: “Last years R74 LCD range was such a success that we have improved this further with the R87 and made the model more stylish and functional than ever. We have a great reputation for having TVs that are stylish and modern, and the R87 is the perfect example of how we can take this to the next level. Everyone now can feel proud to own such a beautifully designed TV.”

The R87 is available from Argos, JLP and other high street retailers. It’s available in the following sizes: 23”, 26”, 32”, 37”, 40”, in black and 23”, 32” & 40” in white.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 120 offices in 57 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs.

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Anti global warming, environmental and vegan t-shirt designs for spring and summer

The new spring and summer designs from General Utility are a mix of retro classic style, commentary and dry humor. The new “Keep Cold” design is an anti global warming t-shirt with kitschy ice type. The “Off Shore” t-shirt is beach scene with seagulls and off shore drilling looming behind. The “Vegan Dog” t-shirt has a hot dog with Vegan spelled in gooey yellow mustard. Also, there is a new color version of the best-selling “White Collar Crime” t-shirt.

General Utility streetwear is printed on fine quality apparel. Most designs are available on super soft, American Made t-shirts. A variety of cuts and styles are available for both men and women. The goods are printed with ultra lightweight and durable Flex Printing. The web store is easy to use, has secure order processing and fast shipping.

Doug Domonkos, a San Francisco artist and graphic designer, opened the General Utility online shop in 2006. Doug started designing and selling t-shirts in 2002 while he was the owner of a San Francisco art gallery, called National Product. Since the beginning, the ironic, subtle and classic designs have attracted many loyal customers. Although there are many t-shirts on the market, Doug saw the need to make a t-shirt line that had an urban edge, but was not over-complicated or trendy. The result is a line of goods that has long-lasting style and looks good – season after season. General Utility will continue to add fresh and new designs, to the product line, every spring and fall.

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Diamonds at Southern Women’s Show

Diamond Source of Virginia, a leading online retailer of loose diamonds, diamond rings and fine jewelry was on the Southern Women’s Show in Richmond, Virginia last April, 2007.

Diamonds at Southern Women’s Show – Richmond Diamond Source of Virginia, a leading online retailer of loose diamonds, diamond engagement rings and fine jewelry has exhibited at the Southern Women’s Show in Richmond, Virginia last year from April 20 through Sunday April 22. Located at the Richmond Raceway Complex, the show provides a relaxing break to explore value shopping for clothes, jewelry and gifts.

Winners of the Best in Show award in 2006, Diamond Source of Virginia is teaming up with Party Perfect again this year to provide an informational opportunity to learn more about diamonds and party rental services. Returning this year will be the giant chocolate fountain with free milk chocolate treats available every day of the show.

Company president, Anne Reinke, explains, “The Southern Women’s Show is a great opportunity for diamond and jewelry shoppers to come ask the questions they have without the intimidation they typically find in a jewelry store. We function like a personal jewelry consultant to find the best diamonds and custom jewelry items in the country that meet our client’s requirements and we do that with some of the lowest prices in the country.”

Diamond Source of Virginia specializes in the hard-to-find diamonds, with large carat weights, fancy shapes and ideal cuts seldom found in jewelry store. The company is also known for its three-stone diamond rings with beautiful matched side diamond shapes including half moons, crescents, trapezoids, trillions, shields, kites, bullets and baguettes. Working with top designers and mounting manufacturers across the country, Diamond Source of Virginia provides custom mountings in thousands of styles including classic solitaires, three stone diamonds, pave rings, hand-carved antique reproductions, and tension-set.

“We sell some of the most beautiful cushion, radiant, oval, emerald and Asscher cut diamonds in the world at a price that the average diamond shopper can afford,” says Anne Reinke. “We love seeing the big smile on our client’s face when they see their custom made ring and we know part of that smile is them knowing the price was a fraction of what they would pay in a jewelry store.”

As a further reward for participants at the Southern Women’s Show, Diamond Source of Virginia will be conducting a drawing at the close of the show to give away a free antique style, heart-shaped, diamond pendant.

Mark the Southern Women’s Show on your calendar or visit Diamond Source of Virginia online at www.DiamondSourceVA.com to discover the better way to buy diamonds.

About Diamond Source of Virginia
Located in Richmond, Virginia since 1989, Diamond Source of Virginia provides the low prices of an online retailer yet high quality diamonds and customer service by focusing on understanding client requirements. The staff of diamond experts works to find the best loose diamonds, diamond rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings for clients worldwide. Diamond Source of Virginia can be found online at www.DiamondSourceVA.com.

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Easy decorating tips and trends for the coming spring season

Leading online retailer ShopTableLamps.com announces easy decorating tips and trends for the coming spring season.

Winter weather is still a force in many parts of the country, but spring, and spring decorating isn’t far off. With many homeowners looking to brighten their home with the latest decorating colors and beat the winter blues, ShopTableLamps.com, a leading online retailer of decorative table lamp and desk lamp lighting, offers these handy tips for giving rooms a spring clean decorating makeover.

* Color is a given for all spring decorating, but even more so this year, as a bright palate of lilac, raspberry, orange and golden yellow dominates. Consumers should look for contemporary table lamps with shades or lamps bases in these in-style colors and tones to brighten their rooms.
* Traditional Tiffany style lighting remains as popular as ever. New, bold designs feature Tiffany art shades in vibrant purple and green colors that bring a fresh look to the traditional Tiffany, Mission and Arts and Crafts look.
* With designers using more earth tones on the walls and ceilings, they are using colorful lamp bases and shades as a color anchor in room designs. Especially popular this year are ceramic lamps in bright colors.
* Earthy wood tones are also popular in lighting designs. Wood pole table lamps with a hint of the tropical help coordinate with bamboo flooring, rattan furniture and other wood-tone home décor items.
* If color isn’t your thing, new glass body table lamps and monochromatic black and white base designs offer soothing treats for the eye. These lamp designs mesh well with the suddenly popular Hollywood décor style, as well as look great in more contemporary settings.
* Function is what it’s about in desk lamp lighting, but don’t overlook the opportunity to add color to your home office or work space as well. New contemporary desk lamps come in a rainbow of colors, from vivid greens to cool blues, to help bring a little color therapy to the desk.

About ShopTableLamps.com
Launched in 2006, ShopTableLamps.com has quickly become one of the top online lighting retail sites specializing in table lamps and desk lamps. ShopTableLamps.com offers all the latest designs in table lamps and desk lamps in a wide range of styles from all the major brands and manufacturers. The site adds dozens of new table and desk lamp designs weekly, and is dedicated to offering both the finest selection of merchandise and the finest online customer experience possible. As part of that commitment, ShopTableLamps.com offers free shipping on its entire assortment of lighting, and operates a phone call center with lighting product specialists available seven days a week either by phone, email or text chat.

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