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August 2014

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@FirstDescents helping cancer patients to get out and LIVE IT!

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While at BackBone Media Showroom NYC I spoke with someone from an organization called First Descents. I love what they were doing!

 

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A little history on the organization, First Descents was founded in 2001 by pro whitewater kayaker Brad Ludden.  The organization provides free outdoor adventure programs to young adults (ages 18-39) who are surviving and fighting cancer – regardless of physical challenges, diagnosis or prognosis – proving that they are not their cancer and motivated to live their lives above it – and hopefully continue  to use outdoor activity as part of their ongoing treatment and survivorship. These programs are kept small and range from week–long kayaking, climbing and surfing trips all over the world. First Descents has hosted over 3,000 young adults with cancer since it began, and with a wait-list of over 1,000 people this year, it is definitely growing.

The Out Living It documentary below (2.5 minute clip, filmed in 2012 and winner of a few noteworthy film awards) recounts the story of young adults living with cancer who come together for a week-long climbing experience in the Colorado Rockies.


For more information on the organization checkout www.firstdescents.org

Wednesday

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June 2014

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Bitty Style: Packit Freezable Baby Bottle Bag

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It is officially summer in NYC , our first with our lil D,and are super lucky to have my mother live near by so babysitting is no problem. The only thing I need to bring to her is bottles, and a milk stash to keep at her house. We were given a cooler bag as a hand-me down which was great-except that I have forgotten to add the cooler packs on more than one occasion.

 

Blame Mom Brain!  So you can imagine how thrilled I was to come across the Packit Freezable baby bottle bag! Just pop the whole bag in the freezer and you are good to go. Super easy to wipe down and clean, and it folds nicely, so storing it is not an issue. Brooklyn problems…..we lack cabinets and closets, so anything that can be folded and tucked away is always a bonus.

 They have a full line of freezable insulated bags, lunch, snack, picnic, and wine!  Everything to help you #StayCool this summer!

Thursday

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June 2014

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@FORD MOTOR COMPANY LOWERS FUEL ECONOMY RATINGS FOR SIX VEHICLES

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FORD MOTOR COMPANY LOWERS FUEL ECONOMY RATINGS FOR SIX VEHICLES

  • Ford identified an error with fuel economy ratings for certain vehicles through its internal testing and notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Ford worked with EPA as the agency retested the vehicles, which resulted in lower fuel economy ratings for Ford’s 2013- and 2014-model year hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, as well as most 2014-model year Fiestas
  • The company apologizes to its customers, and will make goodwill payments to owners of the approximately 200,000 affected U.S. vehicles for the difference between the previous and revised ratings
  • Ford reviewed its entire line up to determine the vehicles that required further testing and revised the fuel economy ratings for the affected vehicles. No other fuel economy ratings adjustments are planned

VIDEO WITH RAJ NAIR, GROUP VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Ford Motor Company announced today it is lowering the fuel economy ratings for its 2013- and 2014-model year hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, as well as most 2014-model year Fiestas.

Ford identified an error with fuel economy ratings on certain vehicles through its internal testing and notified EPA. The company worked with EPA as the agency retested the vehicles to determine the correct fuel economy ratings.

“Ford is absolutely committed to delivering top fuel economy and accurate information,” said Alan Mulally, Ford president and CEO. “We apologize to our customers and will provide goodwill payments to affected owners. We also are taking steps to improve our processes and prevent issues like this from happening again.”

Ford reviewed its entire line up to determine the vehicles that required further testing and revised the fuel economy ratings for the affected vehicles. No other label adjustments are planned.

“This is our error. When we see an issue, we address it,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “That is why we notified EPA and lowered the fuel economy ratings for these vehicles.”

Fuel Economy Testing

Fuel economy testing involves many factors. Ford’s error was specific to a factor called “Total Road Load Horsepower”, or TRLHP. TRLHP is a vehicle-specific resistance level used in vehicle dynamometer testing that determines fuel economy ratings. TRLHP is established through engineering models that are validated through vehicle testing, including physical track tests referred to as coastdown testing.

Use of these engineering models is a common industry practice, consistent with EPA regulations. These models normally are more reliable and consistent than physical vehicle tests, which can exhibit variability.

As an ongoing practice, Ford conducts tests on production vehicles to validate its engineering models. Based on coastdown testing of the Fusion Hybrid, the company found the TRLHP did not match the values used for the dynamometer testing.

Upon further testing, Ford also discovered an error specific to how we correlate wind tunnel results into the TRLHP model. Ford’s error was the result of a recent process change, which the company has since corrected.

Ford has now validated through physical vehicle testing the TRLHP for the vehicles affected by this error and also has instituted enhanced validation tests for future vehicles to prevent reoccurrence of this error.

New Fuel Economy Ratings and Customer Information

Ford has communicated to its dealers that new fuel economy labels will be available in approximately six days and that dealers may continue selling the vehicles until the new labels are received.

Ford estimates that approximately 200,000 of these vehicles have been sold or leased to customers in the United States. Affected Ford and Lincoln owners and lessees in the United States will receive a goodwill payment for the estimated average fuel cost of the difference between the two fuel economy labels, as shown in the table below.

Affected U.S. fleet owners and affected owners outside of the United States will be contacted by their local Ford representatives.

Customers with questions can contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332 or visit:www.ford.com/mpglabel  and www.lincoln.com/mpglabel.

U.S. EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy Label Ratings and Goodwill Payments*
Model Year Vehicle Powertrain Revised(City, Highway, Combined) Previous(City, Highway, Combined) Lease Customers  Purchase
Customers
2014 Fiesta 1.0L GTDI M/T 31 / 43 / 36 32  / 45 /  37 $125 $200
1.6L A/T 27 / 37 / 31 29  / 39 /  32 $150 $250
1.6L SFE A/T 28 / 38 / 32 30  / 41 /  34 $275 $450
1.6L M/T 28 / 36 / 31 27  / 38 /  31 Combined MPG not affected Combined MPG not affected
2013-14 C-MAX Hybrid 42  / 37 / 40 45  / 40 /  43 $300 $475
Fusion Hybrid 44 / 41 / 42 47  / 47 /  47 $450 $775
MKZ Hybrid 38 / 37 / 38 45  / 45 /  45 $625 $1,050
Model Year Vehicle Powertrain Revised**(Charge Sustaining, Charge Depleting, EV Range) Previous**(Charge Sustaining, Charge Depleting, EV Range) Lease Customers  Purchase
Customers
2013-14 C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid 38 mpg  / 88 MPGe+ /19 mi EV range 43 mpg / 100 MPGe+  /21 mi EV range $475 $775
Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid 38 mpg  / 88 MPGe+  /19 mi EV range 43 mpg  / 100 MPGe+ /21 mi EV range $525 $850

*Bolded figures in the above chart represent the values used to determine the customer goodwill payment.

** Combined numbers only.  Revised EPA-estimated ratings: 40 city, 36 highway MPG; 95 city, 81 highway MPGe. Charge depleting range is 20 mi.  Previous EPA-estimated ratings: 44 city, 41 highway MPG; 108 city, 92 hwy MPGe. Previous charge depleting range was 21.   

+MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

Monday

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June 2014

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Best Fairytale Retold: Maleficent Premier

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Check out these amazing images from last night’s premiere of MALEFICENT at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood

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Genre:                          Action-Adventure

Rating:                          PG

U.S. Release date:        May 30, 2014

Running time:                97 min.

 

Cast:                            Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville

Director:                       Robert Stromberg

Producer:                      Joe Roth

Executive Producers:    Angelina Jolie, Michael Vieira, Don Hahn, Palak Patel, Matt Smith, Sarah Bradshaw

Screenplay by:              Linda Woolverton

 

STORY SYNOPSIS:

 

“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.

Screen Shot 2014 05 29 at 10.25.23 AM Best Fairytale Retold: Maleficent Premier Screen Shot 2014 05 29 at 10.28.24 AM Best Fairytale Retold: Maleficent Premier “Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.

The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

“Maleficent” is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie, Michael Vieira, Don Hahn, Palak Patel, Matt Smith and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers. Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay. “Maleficent” opens in U.S. theaters on May 30, 2014.

 

 

Sunday

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May 2014

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Fuss-free and silky smooth with @Veet Natural Inspirations

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IMG 2669 1024x682 Fuss free and silky smooth with @Veet Natural Inspirations

I received an awesome package full of Veet goodies last week, and with summer well on it’s a way (a girl can dream), I couldn’t think of a better time to receive them! Veet recently released their Veet Natural Inspirations line and I couldn’t wait to try it. They also have a facial hair removal cream, which I think is AWESOME, cause sometimes I can’t always make it to the salon to get the necessities done, so if I can do it by myself in-between waxes/threads, that’s even better!

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Pros: So far I’ve only used the Hair Removal Cream which is enriched with Grape Seed and Avocado oil. It left my skin feeling silky smooth and I didn’t have to use it again for another 3 weeks! It’s quick, easy and painless so for all my ladies who like to be silky smooth without the pain of waxing and/or threading, problem solved! Practically odourless: I usually stay away from hair removal creams as they have a strong odour, but Veet really came through with this Naturals line, you can barely smell it: I have super sensitive skin, and normally have an immediate eczema flare up after using hair removal products, but so far so very GOOD!

Cons: So far I’ve only used the hair removal cream on my legs, and I haven’t had any negative side effects.

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 Before

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After: showed off my Veet silky smooth legs later on that day.
IMG 2711 1024x682 Fuss free and silky smooth with @Veet Natural Inspirations Can’t wait to try the rest of the line!

Thank you for sharing this with us.

Bella

Friday

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May 2014

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@FjallRavenUSA Fall/Winter 2014 Collection Media Preview

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Check out some of  our favourite pieces from the Fjällräven Fall/Winter 2014 Collection Media Preview that we attended last week.

“In the 1950’s, 14 year-old Åke Nordin from Örnsköldsvik in Northern Sweden spent more time outdoors than indoors. After many long treks in the mountains, Åke decided the backpacks at the time were unsatisfactory and took matters into his own hands by building a wooden frame. This evenly distributed weight across his back so the pack did not end up uneven, pear-shaped, and uncomfortable. It also meant he could carry more weight with ease. Åke’s innovation quickly caught on and in 1960 Fjällräven became the first to commercially make and distribute framed backpacks.”

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“Fjällräven means Arctic Fox in Swedish, honoring the small and highly adaptable predator that lives in the Swedish mountains under the harshest conditions. From the small town of Örnsköldsvik, Fjällräven has now expanded to every corner in the world. The fundamental ideas remain the same; provide functional, durable, and timeless equipment to make the outdoors more enjoyable for all. We continue to find smart, innovative solutions to make every adventure an unforgettable one.”

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