Posts Written On December 24, 2018

New York Art & Wine Female Duo Launch The Vinum Project for Sophisticated Gift Giving for Art and Wine Lovers

The Vinum Project, a collection of imagery that is unparalleled in its humorous and vibrant take on the fusion of wine and contemporary art, launched for wine and art lovers who are looking for the ideal gifts just in time for the holiday shopping spree.


“Much like the holidays, wine is a unifier. It’s something that your Aunt in Texas shares in common with your BFF in LA and your odd colleague at work. It’s a common denominator for bringing people together in a world that can feel very divided these days. Yet when we think about wine, most of the images that are top of mind are largely outdated, white table clothes,etc. –  out of touch with the real humans diving in to experiences and cultures surrounding the amazing world of wine. Our offering combines sophisticated elements of wine and the wine industry with bold pops of color and different perspectives that embody a young and fresh outlook. Cool, yet affordable gifts are hard to come by so we end up leaning on the tried and trues a little too often, said Vanessa Price, Founder of The Vinum Project.

The Vinum Project is a visual series created by a dynamic best-friends-since-childhood duo. Vanessa Price, Creative and Art Director, is a 15-year veteran of the wine business in NYC and felt compelled by her years of watching dull depictions of wine that seemed so out of touch with her and all of her contemporaries and was inspired to change that. Michelle McSwain is a life-long photographer and long-time creator of alternative platforms for creating new perspectives through the camera lens. Together, they are creating imagery that speaks to a generation of wine drinkers living in the real world – and who want wine to be a part of their real lives.

This holiday season, make everyone on your gift list happy. The Vinum Project’s prints are great for friends, parents, newlyweds, new apartment leasers; anyone who enjoys wine and pretty things. Whether shopping on a budget or looking for a badass mic drop sort of gift, The Vinum Project has something  for you. They have created a limited series of Fine Art pieces printed in a new wave technology of HD printing as well as a photo print series that won’t break the bank but will definitely over deliver in the surprise department upon opening.

This holiday season, be different and be clever – and definitely win the “best gifter” award on gift exchange day. Vanessa and Michelle had their first gallery showing opened to much fanfare and success in The Hamptons this past summer and now they are looking to bring these fun prints to your readers.

Vanessa is also a wine columnist for NYMagazine and a Diploma graduate of and instructor for The Wine & Spirit Education Trust®. She teaches wine classes at Columbia University and splits her time between New York City and MontakHer partner is professional lifestyle and portrait photographer, Michelle McSwain,  co- inventor of the mobile App PABLO, known for its patented long exposure photo and video technologyIn short, they are making wine art for wine lovers with all the beauty.

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Quick and Easy Meal Prep – Every Day, Holiday, or Entertaining!

Preparing a full holiday meal for all family members, that is a real headache. No matter how fun the holiday is, no one want to deal with a difficult cooking work. Moms, no worries, here comes the solution for you, make your cooking easier, tastier and fun!

You can cook all of these with Mad Dash Mixes!

With nearly one in three Americans reporting that they feel overly stressed during the holidays, adding complicated, time-consuming meal planning and preparation to the list is the last thing they want or need. Mad Dash Mixes scratches this worry from the already frenzied holiday agenda. The company’s lineup of soup, dessert, dip, meat seasoning and pasta salad mixes helps holiday hosts and hostesses whip up festive party dishes quickly and easily.

On December 21, 2017, the “New York Post” reported, “According to new research, 31 percent of Americans describe the holiday season as ‘frantic’.” Among the top five most stressful parts of the holidays is cooking, with 36 percent of respondents singling it out as a primary contributor. What’s more, “The pressure to have a ‘perfect Christmas’ also takes its toll on 41 percent of Americans, who confess to working ‘too hard’ to achieve it.” The anxiety builds throughout the month of December, but “the turning point from mild to severe stress comes on December 18.”

As the mad dash reaches its peak, Mad Dash Mixes comes to the rescue with a line of quick and easy food mix-ins. Holiday favorites like Chili, Tortilla Soup, and Cranberry Pasta Salad are all on the Mad Dash Mixes menu. Also making a return for the holidays is Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake. With a few simple ingredients, this no bake stir-in produces an impressive holiday dessert in just minutes.

For those holiday hosts and hostesses who insist on going out of their way with a traditional homecooked meal, Mad Dash Mixes’ wide variety of dip mixes keep guests’ hunger at bay while they wait. Spinach Artichoke and Zesty Crab are just two of the taste-tempting options.

Leading up to the holidays, getting a healthy meal on the table for the family can also be an issue. Mad Dash Mixes makes it doable with Fajita Seasoning, Texas BBQ and Chili. Just add grilled or ground meat and veggies, and voila: a tasty dinner option that won’t add any stress – or excessive calories. For the food sensitive, the company even offers gluten-friendly options like Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Creamy Corn Chowder.

Mad Dash Mixes are available for purchase at vintage shows across the country, in select stores throughout the South and Midwest, and online at the company’s website.

Stressed holiday planners who want to scratch one big to-do off their overbooked list can learn more about Mad Dash Mixes’ line of quick and easy food-making options online at https://maddashmixes.com/.

About Mad Dash Mixes

A family-run food business, Mad Dash Mixes operates under the belief that homecooked meals are wonderful but the time involved in preparing them is not. To that end, the company hand-blends all its Mad Dash Mixes in a commercial kitchen in Cleburne, Texas. Mad DashMixes offers delicious packaged spice mixes that are designed to take the hard work out of family meal time. From dips to desserts to sides, soups and meat seasonings, Mad Dash Mixes are fast, easy and expectation exceeding. For more information, please visit https://maddashmixes.com/.

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