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LAS VEGAS’ FIRST “BARK AND BARRE” CLASS TO TAKE PLACE THIS SUNDAY, OCT. 14

 

barre3 at The District at Green Valley Ranch to Host One-Day-Only Class
to Benefit The Animal Foundation

WHAT:
For the first time in Las Vegas, barre3 will host “Bark and Barre.” Think goat yoga… but instead of goats, there will be lovable dogs. Instead of yoga… it will be barre.

barre3 will host this unique, canine-friendly fitness class. Participants are invited to bring their dogs to play freely and roam during class, which will take place in a fenced off area located in front of the main stage at The District at Green Valley Ranch.

barre3 is a 60-minute class combining the techniques of ballet, yoga and Pilates. This special class will be taught by barre3 Henderson Founder Jackie Edlund. No shoes are required; participants are encouraged to bring their own mats and towels.

The price per participant is $23 with proceeds benefiting The Animal Foundation.

Following the class, The Animal Foundation will have cute dogs available for adoption.

TO REGISTER:
Interested guests must register here – limited space still available.  Only 25 participants will be allowed; space is extremely limited. A limited number of dogs will be allowed, so participants are encouraged to sign up their fur-friends as soon as possible. Participating dogs must be accompanied by current vaccination records.

ABOUT BARRE3: 
barre3 is a boutique fitness studio located at The District at Green Valley Ranch.  Barre3 is a unique 3-step, 60-minute program that “creates the strength of an athlete with the long, lean graceful lines of a dancer.” Isometric holds serve to align and strengthen muscles, while precise movements involving a small range of motion help dig deep into the muscles for maximum toning results. The barre3 program is low impact yet involves dynamic movement that energizes the body and elevates the heart rate. barre3 benefits those looking to get in shape and those already fit but looking to break plateaus while staying motivated.

ABOUT THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION:
The Animal Foundation is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the lives of all healthy and treatable animals in the Las Vegas Valley. The Animal Foundation operates the highest volume single-site animal shelter in America, saving more than 25,000 pets last year. Founded in 1978, The Animal Foundation’s lifesaving programs are designed to address the root causes of pet overpopulation and homelessness and include: adoptions; low-cost spay/neuter, microchipping and vaccination services; lost & found pets; Community Cats and more. In June 2015, The Animal Foundation announced Mission: Possible 2020, a strategic initiative to save the lives of all healthy and treatable animals who come to them in need by the end of the year 2020.

ABOUT THE DISTRICT AT GREEN VALLEY RANCH: 
With over 385,000 square feet of retail space, the District offers a unique collection of over 70 name-brand and boutique shopping, office, and dining options including The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Shake Shack and King’s Fish House. Specialty retailers include Anthropologie, Victoria’s Secret, Brighton Collectibles, Bath & Body Works, Charming Charlie, West Elm and Athleta. The District at Green Valley Ranch features a beautiful outdoor setting complete with a fountain, splash pad for children, and a lush park, all conveniently located in Henderson, Nevada, off the I-215 at Green Valley Parkway. For more information, visithttp://shopthedistrictgvr.com/.  Follow The District at Green Valley Ranch on Facebook at
and Instagram.

WHEN:
This Sunday, Oct. 14
9:45 a.m.  Class participants to arrive with their dogs for check-in
10 a.m. barre3 class to begin
11 a.m. barre3 class concludes, The Animal Foundation adoption begins
12 p.m. Event wraps

VISUALS:

  • Men and women working out, while dogs interact and play.
  • Passersby at The District, stopping to watch the class and the dogs.
  • Dogs available for adoption.
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Cipriani Opens First West Coast Location in November 2018

Cipriani, the iconic Italian institution, is set to make its anticipated Las Vegas debut at Wynn Plaza at Wynn Las Vegas in November 2018. Following its expansion with restaurants across the globe, including New York, Dubai and the recently opened Cipriani Riyadh, Cipriani Las Vegas is the first location on the West Coast.
It all started in 1931 when Giuseppe Cipriani Sr. opened a quaint spot off a canal in Venice, Italy and called it Harry’s Bar. One family, four generations and over 85 years of history – the Cipriani name is synonymous with the type of cool glamour,  service and classic Italian recipes that attract a very eclectic international clientele, all with one thing in common; they like to have a good time.
“With restaurants and locations around the world, we want to continue to preserve and introduce to new cities our family traditions and Italian cuisine paired with warm and attentive service,” said Giuseppe Cipriani, third-generation member of the Cipriani family. “Vegas is a very exciting and ever-changing destination that attracts many of our loyal customers but also new visitors and residents every year, both for business or leisure.  We have been considering a Vegas project for a while, and this seems to be a perfect match as Wynn shares the same attention to detail, quality and service that we do.”
Designed by Florentine architect Michele Bonan, Cipriani Las Vegas will feature classic Cipriani design elements, including a nautical feel, glossy walnut and chrome accents and terrazzo floors in addition to color accents and lighting unique to the Las Vegas space.
The menu will include signature classics such as Carpaccio alla Cipriani, Baked Tagliolini with ham, and the sinfully delicious Vanilla Meringue. And for a true taste of Venice, the bar will serve the original Bellini, which was invented at legendary Harry’s Bar in Venice.
(Credit: Cipriani)

Cipriani’s classic vanilla meringue (Credit: Cipriani)

Entrance of Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy (Credit: Cipriani)
Original Drawing of Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy (Credit: Cipriani)
About Cipriani Las Vegas
Cipriani Las Vegas is set to open its doors in November 2018 inside of Wynn Las Vegas in the new Wynn Plaza. This will be the brand’s first venue on the West Coast.
About Cipriani
The iconic brand’s roots date back to a kind act that took place in Venice by a humble bartender named Giuseppe Cipriani who loaned a tidy sum to a customer named Harry Pickering, cut off from his family fortune. Repaid for his generosity, Harry’s Bar was conceived in 1931 and its famously relaxed atmosphere, great food and warm service have catered to a very eclectic clientele that has included Hollywood legends, royalty, artists and people from all over the world throughout the years. Harry’s Bar was recognized in 2001 by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Arts as a national cultural landmark.  It is the birthplace of ‘Carpaccio’ and the ‘Bellini’, a concoction of Prosecco and white peach purée, which was named after 15th-century Venetian painter, Giovanni Bellini.
In the 87 years since and with three generations of Cipriani family members leading the growth, Arrigo, Giuseppe and his sons Ignazio and Maggio, Cipriani has developed into an international hospitality brand with restaurants, landmarked event spaces, luxury residential, hotels and clubs around the world including Venice, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Monte Carlo, Ibiza, Mexico City, Dubai and Riyadh. The timeless values of love for service, lack of imposition, quality of products and luxury in simplicity are still as important today as they were in 1931. Cipriani.com

 

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Wild Earth Introduces First Dog Treats From Koji Protein

Veterinarian-developed Good Protein Dog Snacks support healthy digestion with prebiotics
Berkeley, Calif. – Wild Earth, Inc., a startup reinventing pet food with biotech, today introduced its first product, a dog treat made with koji (Aspergillus oryzae) – an eco-friendly, renewably sourced member of the fungi kingdom used in the culinary world by some of the world’s best chefs.
Wild Earth’s Good Protein Dog Snacks with Koji satisfy foodie dogs with koji’s umami-rich flavor, whole protein containing all essential ten amino acids, and health benefits such as omega fatty acids, digestion-boosting enzymes, and prebiotics to support gastrointestinal microbiomes. Only 15 calories each, Good Protein Dog Snacks include other wholesome ingredients like peanut butter, pumpkin, and oat. As a clean cultured protein, Wild Earth’s koji avoids the risks of meat-based food and treats, which can contain traces of antibiotics, growth hormones, or other contaminants.
Nutritious, culinary, and sustainable, Good Protein Dog Snacks contain:
● Prebiotics to support healthy digestion
● Omega 3/6/9s for healthy skin and coat
● Veterinarian-developed formula
● No animal ingredients
● No antibiotics or hormones
● No artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors
● No corn or soy
A five-ounce bag retails for $12.99 at Wild Earth’s online store, and currently ships free.
“I worry about the health risks of sugar- and salt-filled treats, both as a veterinarian and founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, and as a dog lover too,” said Wild Earth chief veterinary officer Dr. Ernie Ward. “People can feel good about offering Good Protein Dog Snacks with Koji, which are a nutritious option for our dogs, our environment, and for eliminating the suffering of farm animals.”
“We need new and alternative proteins to feed a growing global pet population, and also to minimize the environmental impact of feeding that growing population,” said Wild Earth CEO Ryan Bethencourt. “Koji is ideal for dogs based on its nutritional profile and sustainability, and used by Michelin-star chefs to add gourmet flavor, so our dog taste testers loved these treats.”
“Wild Earth’s new alternative protein product is such a great example of providing consumers another choice for their pet’s nourishment, while being conscious of the environment,” said Ben Jacobs, Head of Ventures at Mars Petcare.
Wild Earth cultivates koji, an ancient Asian protein, in fermentation tanks, and uses proprietary technology to optimize it for nutritional content, texture, and flavor. Because it is produced safely in a laboratory, not a slaughterhouse, it lacks risks associated with animal-based proteins such as contamination, and reduces the toll on the planet – 25-30 percent of meat’s environmental impact in the U.S. is attributed to pet food. Wild Earth’s koji dry food for dogs is scheduled for release in 2019.
About Wild Earth
Like food innovators creating cultured meats for human consumption, biotech startup Wild Earth is developing clean high-protein pet foods that are healthier, better for the environment, and more humane than conventional products. Wild Earth is built by pioneers in cellular agriculture led by chief science officer Ron Shigeta, Ph.D., an experienced business team led by chief executive officer Ryan Bethencourt, and Dr. Ernie Ward, known as “America’s Pet Advocate.” Investors include Felicis Ventures, Blue Horizon, Mars Petcare, VegInvest, Macro Ventures, Stray Dog Capital, Founders Fund, and Thiel Capital. The company is headquartered in Berkeley, Calif. For more information visit www.wildearth.com.
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The League Officially Announces It’s Las Vegas Launch

Las Vegas, NV,. (October 2, 2018)The League, an invite-only dating app designed for aspiring power couples, has selected 500 Las Vegas users (out of over 3,000 on the Las Vegas waitlist) as its ‘Founding Class’. This cohort will finally able to use The League to find other ambitious singles when The League goes live in Las Vegas on Tuesday, October 9th 2018.

Applicants were selected based on a variety of factors: degree, education institution, professional title (or past professions), industry, number of referrals, and, finally, the number of users inside that fit preferences. Before final admission, all applicants photos were reviewed and approved by the team. While The League’s handpicked founding 500 members were each given expedited review, others who were not accepted on October 9th will have to wait on Las Vegas’ 3,000 person waitlist. For those who don’t wait in queues, standard membership will come at a price.  

“Think of The League as a members only club, but one with a killer singles scene,” explains The League’s founder & CEO, Amanda Bradford. “We’re a community for intelligent, ambitious and high-achieving people that are looking for an equal partner.”

 

ABOUT THE LEAGUE

Launched in 2015, The League is the dating app for would-be power couples. Known for its selective admissions-based model and high-achieving community of users, The League is inspired by private members-only clubs like Soho House. The League offers its users complete privacy from friends & coworkers, more context about potential matches, and a curated community of professional singles seeking an equally ambitious and driven partner, all using data and social graphs from both Facebook and LinkedIn to fuel its proprietary algorithm. The League was founded and created by CEO Amanda Bradford who holds an MBA from Stanford and a BS in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon. To date, The League operates in 37 cities both nationally and internationally and is available on iOS and Android. To download go to bit.ly/theleagueapp and to read more about The League, please visit, http://www.theleague.com

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Easy Halloween Costumes for the Dogs by Petkrewe

PetKrewe has so many cute costumes on their website and for dogs of all sizes

Even though it is a fun night for humans and kids, some dogs can get pretty freaked out during Halloween. Strange costumes, sounds and smells might make the dogs bark and get scared. So just to prepare your dog, here are some of the my tips for how to get your dog ready for Halloween!

  1. Let your dog wear the costume a few times before the actual date. You can practice wearing it to make sure it is safe, not too hot and okay for your dog. Give her some treats and takes some fun pics. Take if off after a few minutes and then try for longer next time.
  2. Be careful of treats! Chocolate is fatal to dogs and too much sugar can also make them crazy hyper. Be careful of candies on the ground, on the table, wrappers, and lollipop sticks that can be a choking hazard.
  3. Have fun and be safe! If your dog is scared, tired or stressed – it might bark or bite. Don’t push your dog to the limit and let them have a short and fun time during Halloween.

Get your costumes on https://petkrewe.com

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Men’s Fashion: Corbata Handcrafted Cotton Skinny Ties

Corbata is the Spanish word for ties! As the trend of ath-leisure and casualization of work places is more prevalent than ever, there is still a time and place for a gorgeous tie. Corbata is simple and stunning ties for just that reason! The Sunday is one of my personal favorites on the website. I gifted this to my husband for his birthday because this is exactly what he needed. Just a break from his hectic travel and work schedule.
The day of rest. Some choose to worship, some choose to brunch, and some choose to cheer their team to victory. You know what goes well with all those Sunday activities? A heavy dose of confidence. Put The Sunday tie on and you’ll see what we mean.
Sunday Quote
“…easy like Sunday morning.” – Lionel Richie
“At Corbata, our mission is to provide handcrafted, high-quality ties that make people feel like the best version of themselves. Our hope is to spread the confidence needed to turn heads, make powerful impressions, and to do good. Our San Fransisco inspired ties are custom made with a keen attention to detail. We want to help our friends kick butt and look good doing it.”
If you like funky designs, these florals called the “Weekdays” is just perfect. They are different enough to stand out but very wearable. Having a Corbata tie is like having an understated conversation starter to show that you have flavor and style!
Corbata was launched in June 2018 by Jeff Corrigan, Matt Miles, and Sheldon Mills. We currently have 10 styles available on our website and plan to expand the selection as the company grows. There are currently two lines of ties: the Days of the Week line and the San Francisco line. The company offers discounts for bulk orders for weddings are other events.
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