Posts Written By Yvonne Kai

Piff the Magic Dragon Theatre

 After seven months of sold-out virtual shows, Piff the Magic Dragon will be back for the real thing at Flamingo Las Vegas beginning Thursday, Oct. 29.
Piff has performed at the conveniently named “Piff the Magic Dragon Theatre” for the past five years, accompanied by his Las Vegas Showgirl partner Jade Simone and magic dog Mr. Piffles. All three are thrilled to be coming back to the Flamingo, this time in the larger Flamingo Showroom and will be able to accommodate an audience of 250 guests per show or less.
“This has been a tough time for all the great performers in Las Vegas,” says Piff, “Not to mention the audiences and the city itself. We’re going to follow applicable guidelines and take the recommended precautions, and if we can give people a good time and they leave a little bit happier than they arrived then I think it’ll be worth it. Also, the dog’s run up a huge gambling debt during lockdown so I have bills to pay.”
Piff has been busy the past few months working on brand new material that he will be unveiling alongside a selection of his favorite tricks as well as welcoming a fellow Las Vegas headliner as his special guest each night.
Piff will perform Thursday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, Oct. 29. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. PT at ticketmaster.com.
ABOUT PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON:
Since breaking out on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and The CW’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” Piff the Magic Dragon has earned his rightful place as one of the greatest magic performing dragons currently working in Las Vegas today. With a dog.
Over the past few months, Piff vanished the Statue of Liberty with David Copperfield on NBC, taught tricks with Penn & Teller on “Try This At Home,” and emerged victorious from TBS’ comedy competition series, “Tournament of Laughs.” Yes. Somehow Piff prevailed against some of the biggest names in comedy including Jeff Ross, Margaret Cho, Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Rapaport, Jim Norton and Fortune Feimster.
It’s not just this year he’s been winning. In 2019, Piff was named one of the 10 Comics to Watch by Variety, won “Best Comedian,” “Best Magician” and “Best Headliner” in the Best of Las Vegas Awards AND was awarded the Casino Entertainment Award’s Casino Comedian of the Year. For an act that bills himself as The Loser of America’s Got Talent, this is getting awkward.
ABOUT FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS:
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Flamingo Las Vegas is a true desert oasis. The center-Strip resort features more than 3,500 guest rooms and suites, including the recently renovated Flamingo Rooms and Suites, as well as new Bunk Bed Rooms and Suites. The historic hotel-casino is home to a sprawling 15-acre pool and wildlife habitat complete with waterfalls, mature island vegetation and tropical wildlife, distinctive pools including the adult GO Pool Dayclub, and several outdoor wedding gardens. Flamingo Las Vegas offers a variety of dining options with eateries such as Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Mexican hot spot Carlos ’n Charlie’s and the latest addition and the newly opened, vintage-inspired Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse. The resort also hosts an all-star line-up of entertainers including Piff the Magic Dragon, the late-night adult revue X Burlesque, An Evening with Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert and RuPaul’s Drag Race LIVE! Las Vegas. Flamingo Las Vegas is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit flamingolasvegas.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find Flamingo Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.
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Unique Hair Accessories and Face Masks

Hair ties, headbands, and scrunchies tend to be a nuisance for kids to wear, and most of the time it leads to them taking them out and losing them. BUT…..what if we made these hair bands more than an accessory to them?

With Scenties, you can add a fun twist to your kids’ hair ties, headbands, and scrunchies. These accessories are fragranced with playful scents, which can be enabled by simply Stretching and Sniffing the product, just like we used to do with the Scratch and Sniff stickers!  Your kids will be able to wear these products as hair accessories or bracelets, while also choosing from 7 different scents, including: Cotton Candy, Bubblegum, Vanilla Cupcake, Strawberry, Sour Apple, Watermelon, and Chocolate Fudge Brownie.

These are perfect as a Holiday stocking stuffers! 🙂

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It gets better, though! With the new addition of face masks to the collection, your kids will be wanting to keep their face masks on all day long! The masks themselves aren’t scented, but they are made with velcro sewn onto the sides so that kids are able to interchange the ear loops from one scent to another by simply sticking them on and off. The new Scenties masks are comfortable, washable, reusable, and they’re an exciting, interactive way to get your kids to want to wear their face masks every single day by letting them pick and choose their scent of the day.

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Founder of Scenties and mom of 4, Kara Dahn, grew up in the 80’s and was obsessed with Scratch & Sniff stickers. She is also an accessories enthusiast that believes that you can never have too many accessories, which is why creating Scenties was the perfect way for her to put together two of her favorite things and create an incredibly useful and original product out of it.

In addition to the exciting new addition to the Scenties collection, the brand is also partnering with Child Mind Institute, which is an independent national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. As a mom with a history of anxiety, and now seeing her children struggling with anxiety too, Kara didn’t think twice about supporting this incredible cause.

All of Scenties’ fragrances have been created to comply with the International Fragrance Association Standards. Each scent lasts for at least 6 months, and all you have to do to activate it is stretch your Scenties product; It’ll almost feel like you’re wearing a new perfume everyday!

 

Scenties Quick Facts:

  • Patent Approved
  • All fragrances have been created to comply with the International Fragrance Association Standards
  • To ensure that the scent lasts for a minimum of 6 months, Scenties uses a technology called Micro-Encapsulation
  • Woman Owned AND Financed
  • Retail Price: $6.99- $21.99
  • Available for purchase via the website
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Bonne et Filou: high quality treats for high quality dogs

Bonne et Filou was created in inspiration from French King Louis XIV. He is said to have the most loyal of the royal dogs, and they deserved the best. Bonne et Filou feels the exact same way about your furry friends. They have curated their company to be a luxurious, royal, dog treat company.

With their trio of dog treat macaroons, it doesn’t get any more indulgent for your pet. They come in lavender, mint, and strawberry so there is always a flavor for your dogs particular taste. They are adorable, and perfectly Instagrammable, which is evident in all of the posts sent in by celebrities (human and dog)!

The 90’s epitome of high-quality and affluent lifestyle herself, Elaine Hendrix starred as Meredith Blake in Parent Trap – and she loves these treats for her dog. While being a role model for the rich and luxurious, in her personal life she is very well known for being an animal rights activist. She knows what her pet deserves and she knows it’s Bonne et Filou.

American Pie actress Tara Reid has shared her love of Bonne et Filou treats many times with her adorable pet Yorkie, too! Other celebrities showing their love for these treats include Broadway’s latest star as “Maria” in West Side Story, Shereen Pimentel, and American-French actor Gilles Marini.

Not all fans of the brand are human, in fact, many dogs show their love for Bonne et Filou every day! They are constantly tagged in “pupfluencers” posts and love to share the feedback on their social media. Pet Instagram pages are the untapped market of social media advertising, because they are trusted. If they are promoting a product, like Bonne et Filou superfan, Geordi LaFluff, then you know the product is fantastic. No one wants anything less than the absolute best for their pets.

Bonne et Filou’s dog treats are handmade with the highest quality, premium ingredients available. “Our 100% natural recipe is handmade in the USA and is free of artificial coloring or any preservatives. Our ingredients are all healthy for dogs, corn-free, and wheat-free, and sourced from local suppliers – only the best for our four-legged royals.” they are picture-perfect, luxurious, and undoubtedly good for your pets.
To give your pet the gift of luxury visit www.bonneetfilou.com and learn more about their products.

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meejee: the best facial cleansing massager

Two important steps of achieving glowy, healthy skin are cleansing regularly and remembering to moisturize after. While hands can increase germs and cause wrinkles, meejee purifies and revitalizes skin.

meejee is a facial cleansing massager made of an ultra-soft antimicrobial silicone that doesn’t irritate skin or grow bacteria. The sonic pulses vibrate out all of the dirt, oil, makeup and other gunk that gets stuck inside of pores. Even better – there is a basin on the back side for facial toning and massing in your favorite serums, oils, and moisturizers. meejee is available for $79.99 and can be found on meejee.co and is *Now Available* at URBAN OUTFITTERS!

 

In partnership with PlasticBank, 100 plastic bottles are stopped from entering Earth’s oceans with every meejee purchased. Plus, during the month of October, meejee is donating 20% of proceeds from every PINK meejee to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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KAIKORERO

Born from the imagination of a young Chinese designer Nick Yin, KAIKORERO defines itself as an experience between streetwear and designer-wear.

 

Founded in 2019 in Shanghai by Nick Yin, Kaikorero is a Maori word meaning Narrator, the one who tells the story. The brand motto? Self-expression at any cost. KAIKORERO carries the messages that are so dear to the younger generations, with the desire to always push the boundaries of traditional streetwear further.

 

KAIKORERO’s essence is about combining the use of industrial materials with classic fabrics and all of their traditional and natural aspects. Between anti-conformism and classicism, the label focuses on applying very intricate conception details to essential, everyday-wear pieces, in order to create a look that’s both comfortable and fashionable.

 

KAIKORERO offers a wardrobe of timeless yet versatile pieces, which can be used daily in a casual way or be transformed into real fashion moments. The black suit pants with a clean design may seem conventional at first glance, but are surprisingly made of technical material. A jacket to protect oneself against the cold turns into a strong fashion piece with a bag that clips itself onto it, which can be easily adapted to different situations.

 

The brand constantly explores new and exciting ways to twist classic garments with the use of resistant materials such as silicone, plastic or nylon.

 

KKRO 1.0 COLLECTION

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KKRO 1.0 collection is emphasizing on assembling silicone onto the garments.

The usage of silicone adds certain qualities to this collection. It is sustainable, synthetic, translucent, and it is flexible. Overall, the silicone provides an unique contrast in texture. Applications such as sewed on, buttoned up, and buckled on are widely used. KKRO 1.0 is making the collection as a whole rather than individual pieces. Each piece of garments is a simple design that can stand alone. Then accessories can be added to the cloth in the way that create something greater than just the sum of pieces. 1+1 can be more than 2. This concept is implied throughout the collection.

 

One of the high light design feature for the collection is the detachable system between varies pieces of clothes and accessories. For instance, the main piece bomber jacket is designed to assemble accessories in different positions. One can play with the positioning of the accessories as well as multiply the accessories applied. Therefore, one can create a look that has multiple bags or silicone stripes buttoned on the jacket.

 

The silicone straps can be assembled on the built-in D rings. Singular application or multiple application are all possible. This is another playful feature for this collection. The straps instantly transform into suspenders, lanyards or jacket carriers. The possibilities are only limited by one’s imagination.

 

Accessories like buttons and buckles are all rubberized coated. This matches with the silicone and create a “toylike” texture. Combining industrial material to garments does not have to be cold and stiff. It can be flexible and playful!

 

The collection is completed with a range of other pieces like: Zippered Back Pocket Nylon Jackets, Matching Nylon Track Pants, Silicone Pocket Crewneck & Tee, Sweaters With Silicone Stripes, Half-Sleeve Tee, PVC Brimmed Nylon Bucket Hat, Multipurpose Nylon Crossbody Bag and Silicone Belt etc.

 

 

This collection is now available at Totem

17 rue de Bassano 75116 Paris.

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Gift ideas that will get your kids away from their screens!

Technology is a wonderful thing. It brings us together, it helps us track the most important moments of our lives, we can capture happy memories, it keeps us entertained, and it helps us to learn. But sometimes, you can have too much of a good thing. Especially when your children are involved. 

As far as kids and screen time are concerned, all experts agree that less is better. However, it can be difficult to get our children to engage in anything else. So, if your child has a birthday coming up, or you’re already thinking about the festive season then why not check out these great gift ideas that will get your kids away from their screens!

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A bike or scooter

You’ll probably have vivid memories of riding your bike around the neighbourhood with your friends and not coming home until dinner. These days, not many kids can say they’ve enjoyed the same experience. Getting your kid their very own bicycle or scooter means that they’re enjoying the fresh air, learning to be responsible riders and improving their fitness! If your child doesn’t know how to ride a bike yet, then there’s no better time to learn! Just remember to gift them all the required safety gear to keep them safe.

Something to make

Your kid doesn’t have to be creatively-inclined to enjoy making something from scratch. There’s such a wide variety of gifts available these days, you’re sure to find something that speaks to their interests. From make-your-own bath bomb kits and slime makers to friendship bracelets and jewellery making sets, marble runs, sewing kits and even pottery packs. They’ll spend hours of fun creating and building, away from screens. You never know, they might just pick up a new hobby along the way. 

Garden play equipment

If you have a garden or a backyard then why not gift your child something that will get them outdoors and enjoying the fresh air? Swing sets and slides, trampolines and water, and sand trays for the little ones. Keep these pieces of play equipment well maintained and they can last for years! If you’re struggling for space outdoors, don’t worry, as even the most modest of gifts such as bubble wands, balls and even rollerskates can provide hours of fun.

Lessons

If the first thing your child does after school is reach for their tech and screen, then why not find other ways to preoccupy them? Gifting them lessons for after school or even at the weekends can help spark their imaginations, get them making new friends, as well as challenging themselves. Dance and singing lessons, painting or photography, writing and comic book creating, even horse riding or karate. See what’s available in your area and sign your child up. You might even inspire their future career choice.

And finally, books, books and more books!

The gift of reading is a wonderful thing. And these days children are spoilt for choice. With so many different genres, famous authors and characters out there, it won’t take much for your child to be pulled into a world of imagination and new adventures, without a screen in sight!

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