The second installment of Disney's Planes franchise starts its first frame with a tribute to the thousands of fire, rescue and first responders who place their lives in danger for the masses. A fitting introduction for a motion picture that is a roller coaster ride from beginning to the very end. Dane Cook returns as the high flying cropdusting-turned-speed racing world champion Dusty along with an equally impressive cast of A-list hollywood voice talent that on Disney could amass.
Planes: Fire and Rescue is a must see summer 3D spectacle that will have kids of all ages on the edge of their theater seats. In the first Planes installment we watched Dusty go from a common cropduster plane with dreams of RSN fame, to becoming an overnight avaiation sensation. In Fire and Rescue, Dusty finds himself back in his hometown facing a possible end to his racing days and a career change as a firefighter in order to save the town's airport and annual corn festival.
Dusty invites a new cast of characters to the Planes audience, as he embarks on his intense training to become an aerial forest firefighter at a local national park. Without giving away the film's plot and all of its fancy flight scenes, (which were pretty realistic for an animated film) Dusty learns not only how to save a life, but how to save his hometown and himself in the process. Most importantly, in Fire and Rescue, Dusty truly learns what it means to be a selfless hero above being a celebrity.
Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue is the perfect summer family film.
Bidding farewell to a beloved brand is never easy...
Chic Father's Day Find: Give Dad The Gift of Walmart Family Mobile Unlimited Talk/Text and Data Web Plans
The Dish: I was recently afforded the opportunity to give the Walmart Mobile plans a whirl. As a lover of of all things "tech chic", I decided to preview the Alcatel One Touch Evolve Phone.
What I liked about it: Value is always key in the "Chic Life", so at a comfortable price point of $75 (74.88 to be exact), it felt like a steal. The Alcatel is sleek, modern and super easy to program. As I researched this phone I couldn't help but notice the recent popularity of the Alcatel brand.
The phone is affordable, has amazing sound quality and is comparable to higher priced phones. The Alcatel One Touch Evolve easily fits into the palm of your hand and makes texting a breeze. The 13 hour talk time on a single charge is an added benefit when you're a busy fashionista on the go.
The Walmart Family Mobile Plans start at $29.88 and include unlimited talk and text.
Why It Makes The Perfect Gift For Dad: Dad's want to be brought into the 21st Century. They want to connect with their children and ultimately be the "hip, cool dad". Like who can really resist a random "LOL" from their dad. The phones and features allow your dad to scroll your Facebook, embarass you with baby photos and the occasional tweet.
Snag Dad's (And Yours) at your neighborhood Walmart. All Walmart Family Mobile Plans and phones are located in the electronics department. A knowledgeable Walmart electronics associate is always available to assist you with any questions regarding mobile phone purchases. They can help you set it up and program the device as well..
Tweet me your fave Walmart Family Mobile Father's Day find and hashtag #FamilyMobile
Things just became a little sweeter at The Linq....
Beginning every Tuesday (starting June 10), The fab folks at Caesar's have unveiled the newest party on the Las Vegas Strip. The evening kicks off with live music from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., special offers, discounts, and 50% off High Roller tickets for locals (Nevada ID Required) all day at The LINQ.
Yes, 50% off for their valued local customers....
To kick it off on June 10, Brooklyn Bowl will offer two-for-one tickets to Thievery Corporation – doors open at 6 p.m. with a 9 p.m. start.
Sashay down the way and head to BLVD. Cocktail Company where they wilk feature additional entertainment to their regular Tuesday night line-up and at the center fountains; DJs will be spinning as part of a special BLOQ PARTY silent disco from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Valet and self-parking are conveniently located under the High Roller observation wheel, with access via Flamingo Road to LINQ Lane or Koval Lane to Winnick Ave.
Snag a glimpse of the awesome Bloq Party discounts
· High Roller: 50% off regular admission
· Ghirardelli: 10% off any chocolate or $1.00 off any purchase(cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons)
· Haute Doggery: 15% off your haute dog creations
· Flour + Barley: 15% off Italian-inspired dishes and brick oven pizza
· Bella Scarpa: 10% off women’s shoes
· Ruby Blue: 10% off women’s purses and fashions
· Goorin Bros: 15% off stylish vintage-inspired hats
· Polaroid Fotobar: FREE museum admission ($5 off for non-locals)
· Margaritaville (at Flamingo): 20% off menu items
· Sprinkles Cupcakes: FREE mini cupcake with a purchase of a Sprinkles ice cream scoop (limit one per customer)
· Brooklyn Bowl: 2-for-1 Thievery Corporation tickets; 2-for-1 Bacardi drinks; and 2-for-1 Cazadores drinks
· Kitson: 25% off Denim and Aviator Nation (1st week only)
· TAG: 2-for-1 craft beer
· Squeeze: 2-for-1 fresh cocktails
· O’Sheas: 2-for-1 call brand cocktails
· Purple Zebra: 2-for-1 Zebra Hoof frozen cocktails
· Starbucks: 2-for-1 grande Frappuccinos
· KOTO: 25% off all purchases from 6pm to close
· Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar: Half-priced tacos and 2-for-1 margaritas
· Tilted Kilt: 20 % off the entire check (including retail); $5 Sam Adams or Sam Seasonal 20-ounce draught; $5 PBR 32-ounce draught; $5 Pinnacle Vodka single mix spirits (energy not included); and FREE Pub Pretzel and Guinness beer cheese with purchase of any entrée.
· F.A.M.E.: $10 Ramen and draft beer; AZN Chicken & Waffles by Fukuburger; Live Entertainment
· Chilli Beans: 15% off for anyone who likes the Chilli Beans Facebook page from 6pm to midnight
In Chic Events: Jaime King, Chris Noth, Brittny Gastineau and More Celebrate the Annual Simon G. Soiree in Las Vegas
Last night Tres Chic Style had the privelege to attend one of the swankiest yearly events in Las Vegas. For yet another fabulous year master jeweler Simon G. and his lovely family hosted a fête like no other.
Simon and his wife Sylvia are always gracious host and make each guest feel like a member of their extended family. While chatting with Sylvia I discovered this yearly event is their personal way of saying thank you to their loyal customers. Their customers eccompass a unique mix of domestic and international jewelry store owners, buyers and stylist.
Sylvia said "During JCK you want to see everyone and sometimes you can't invite everyone to dinner, so this party makes it easier to connect with everyone and show our appreciation".
After congratulating Simon on his 2014 JCK awards and nominations (sidenote: he normally sweeps them all), I asked him about his new fashion forward collections and his departure from traditional. "The economy is changing and my customers are looking for luxury pieces. Jewelry makes everyone feel good and gorgeous pieces represent an extension of one's personality. Customer's are splurging a little more and we're delivering collections to make them smile a little".
The evening included a celeb filled roster of guest including Sex & The City's "Mr. Big" and current govenor of "The Good Wife", Chris Noth. Guest and paparazzi swooned over Brother & Sister's resident heart throb Giles Marini, DWTS Cheryl Burke, Mark Ballas, Heather McDonald, Brittny & Lisa Gastineau, Melissa Rycroft & Tye Strickland, who were all seen wearing their favorite Simon G. Jewelry pieces and mingled with the crowd and sipped on specialty drinks before watching a special poolside stage performance by 70's legend Michael Mcdonald and everyone's favorite Doobie Brother.
About Simon G.
Simon Ghanimian grew up with parents that handed down the values of honest, hard work to all their children. Simon was raised with the simple philosophy that if you could build something with your hands, you'd never go hungry.
This philosophy led to his start in making jewelry. And before long, what started as a hobby became a passion.
After a few years Simon made the journey from Beirut to Los Angeles, where he decided to open his own business. But when I went to register at City Hall, the clerk told him that his name was too long.
And that's the day Simon Ghanimian became Simon G.
In the beginning, it was just Simon and his wife Sylvia. Currently the company employs 60 people, with designers from all around the world. And their gorgeous collections are sold in over 900 locations worldwide.
Angelina Jolie never made bad look so good. In the Disney fairy tale universe, stories like Sleepy Beauty have always been told with clear cut heroes and villians.
Maleficent is not so black and white in its character delvelopment...which is quite refreshing actually. Only an actress with the subtle comedic nuances, coupled with rich dramatic depths possessed by Jolie, could so effortlessly pull off the role of the sympethetic villan who experiences a Dickens like Scrooge change of heart even before the film's end.
Maleficent also features Jolie's own daughter Vivianne as young Princess Aurora, who was casted in the brief role primarily because she was the only child who could bare to see Jolie in full Maleficent regalia (horns and all).
Disney's Maleficent is a must see for all ages.
My only critique is with Disney's choice to go with a traller that was much darker than the movie itself. While I woildnt recommend the film for childrem under the ages of 6, my 9 year old son (soon to be 10 in two weeks) absolutely loved Maleficent and felt most kids in his age range would as well. Tres Chic Style gives Maleficent 4 out 5 stars and believes that Jolie may very well have Oscar gold in her fairy tale future...for playing Disney's most unlikely heroine ever.
Those sweet and snazzy folks at Hershey will officially open the Hershey's Chocolate World Las Vegas opens at New York-New York Hotel & Casino on June 3, 2014 by spreading happiness and giving away one million Hershey’s Kisses chocolates following a ceremonial ribbon cutting.
On display inside the store will be a custom 11-foot, 800-lb. replica of the Statue of Liberty carved from Hershey’s Milk Chocolate and a statue of the Empire State Building made of 1,800 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bars.
Hershey’s Chocolate World Las Vegas is an experiential retail store, occupying two floors and boasting an eye-catching 74-foot façade, that will immerse visitors in the iconic candy brands they love: Hershey’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, Ice Breakers, Jolly Ranchers, Twizzlers and more.
The doors to Hershey’s Chocolate World Las Vegas will be officially opened at 9 a.m. Immediately following, team members will hit the Strip and various community hubs delivering Hershey’s Kisses chocolates.
WHEN: June 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: On the New York-New York Brooklyn Bridge Plaza
Las Vegas is home to dazzling lights, show-stopping entertainment and most recently the largest observation wheel in the world.
The Linq in conjunction with Caesars Entertainment has unveiled a multimillion dollar shopping, dining and entertainment complex sandwiched in between The Flamingo and The Quad. The complex presents the perfect backdrop to the amzing specatacle of The High Roller.
The experience mirrors an amusement park ride.... With cocktails! In true Vegas fashion, there is a bar located on the second level before boarding. We took our spin at night and discovered the beauty of the city at a 500 foot apex. While you never actually feel like you're moving, the creative videos while on board remind you of your descent complete with imagery and a soundtrack to get you grooving.
About The Highroller:
-28 air conditioned spherical cabin pods.
-Each pod holds up to 20 passengers
-Each ride is 30 minutes
There's never a dull moment in Vegas and fight weekends seem to up the ante on excitement and glamour for my fabulous town. Vegas resident and undisputed champion Floyd Mayweather sets out to deliver "The Moment" experience this weekend with a series of events leading up to the highly anticipated Mayweather vs. Maidana bout on Saturday May 3rd.
In true Tres Chic Style fashion, we'll be delivering the best in fashion, style and boxing news on the blogsophere as we do each and every year. We'll be tweeting LIVE from the MGM Grand for the arrivals, press conferences, weigh-in and of course sitting ringside on Saturday.
Thursday May 1st
The Moment Under Card Final Press Conference
Friday May 2nd
The Moment Official Weigh-In
Mayweather vs. Maidana
The Weekend Of Chic: Kim Kardashian Preps For Vogue, Joe Namath Dazzles In Fur And Solange Knowles Slays
- $185 million renovation, owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment
- 188 rooms and suites
- 169 hotel rooms are reminiscent of Parisian loft-style apartments with distressed hardwood flooring and vintage luggage motif furnishings
- Lighting recalls French provincial styling
- Black and white mosaic tiled shower walls act as the canvas for miscellaneous English-French phrases
- Unique and interesting luggage truck style furniture
- Full length mirror and plush seating
In In Chic NYFW News: Marc Jacob's Opens A Pop-Up Shop During NYFW... And Tweets Are Accepted For Payment!
Fashion Week delivers a bevy of runway shows, parties and lounge events. This season the ingenious minds in the Marc Jacobs‘ fragrance division will host a Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop, and it’s selling its goodies And accepting social media currency!
Yes, you're reading correctly..... A tweet, Instagram or Facebook post tagged #MJDaisyChain — in exchange for Marc Jacob's treats.
The shop will be open Feb. 7 to 9, coordinating with the release of a new print campaign for Daisy, In true NYFW style, the pop-up shop will include a lounge, Daisy photo booth, food, drinks and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Fragrances and Marc Jacobs accessories will be on hand for shoppers to snag via tweet, Instagram and Facebook.