Downtown’s Miro Restaurant Celebrates One-Year & Launches The Whiskey Lounge June 1


Downtown LA’s miro Restaurant Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with New Whiskey Lounge, Invite-Only Whiskey Vault, Special Steak and Whiskey Tasting Menus and Exciting New Offerings 

One-Year Anniversary Celebration & Open House On Thursday, June 1 from 8-11 p.m.

 

(LOS ANGELES; May 17, 2017) – Since opening in Downtown Los Angeles’ Financial District in 2016, miro (Modern. Italian. Regional. Offerings.) has loyally served business professionals and urban dwellers with its distinct European cuisine and stunning and stylish dining room with dramatic high ceilings and front row viewing of the downtown skyline. In honor of the one-year anniversary, miro will unveil the downstairs Whiskey Lounge, complete with an invite-only “Vault” tasting room, and will celebrate the launch with a party open to the public featuring food, live music and whiskey tastings on Thursday, June 1. In addition, miro will offer a special month-long anniversary menu of rare whiskey and steak pairings, and introduce some exciting new offerings such as the “2 for $24” power lunch, 8-8-8 happy hour, a brand new patio and weekend brunch.

 

“We have enjoyed a prosperous first year in downtown LA, and are excited to expand our offerings to align with the continued growth in the area,” said miro owner Henrick Nazarian. “Our team has been hard at work launching creative, globally-inspired new menus, an inviting outdoor patio and underground Whiskey Lounge just in time for summer.”

 

The newly revealed Whiskey Lounge at miro is an upscale getaway perfect for happy hour and large or small gatherings with a 20-seat crescent shaped bar to accompany an extensive whiskey list and farm-to-glass cocktails. The lounge is adorned with touches of gold and navy blue with fine stonework, and evokes the feeling of a modern speakeasy. The invite-only Vault inside The Whiskey Lounge offers a dimly lit escape with exposed brick walls and leather chesterfield couches and a collection of rare whiskies from around the world ranging from $12 to $400. The Vault is by reservation only. To inquire contact info@mirorestaurant.com.

 

From May 20 to June 20, miro will feature three distinctive steak and whiskey pairing menus that range from $65 to $900. The exclusive $900 dinner includes a 32 oz. grass fed Tomahawk Steak aged for 60-days from California’s Marin Sun Farms paired with 2016 Michter’s Celebration, a rare find with only 256 bottles produced. Michter’s Celebration is an American whiskey blend of six vintages by now-retired Master Distiller, Willie Pratt, aging from 10-30 years or more. The $65 and $85 menus include a grass-fed 60-day dry-aged steak, pasta and beef Carpaccio paired with Glen Scotia and WhistlePig Whiskey respectively.

 

Executive Chef Gavin Mills, the first-ever winner of Food Network’s Chopped, hasspearheaded the locally sourced concept since inception, creating innovative dishes with Italian, Mediterranean and other European influences using only the freshest farmers’ market ingredients. Among the most popular house-made dishes are the Rigatoni with Wild Mushrooms, Squid Ink Corzetti with lobster, tarragon and cherry tomato, Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Wood-Fired Pizza and Wild Scallop Crudo.

 

Also new to miro, is the “2 for $24” power lunch menu which caters to the daily business professional seeking approachable dishes and quick service with two items for $24. The menu includes a choice of soup or salad with Bucatini Arrabiata, Rigatoni, Roasted Salmon, Steak Sandwich or Chicken Milanese. In addition, miro now offers the 8-8-8 Happy Hour with eight dishes and a selection of eight cocktails for $8 until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as half price bottles of select wine on Monday nights and will launch weekend brunch starting June 11.

 

On Thursday, June 1, miro will host an anniversary party open to the public at 8 p.m. with complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres, whiskey tastings, live music and drink specials until 11 p.m. RSVP is required at http://miro1year.eventbrite.com.

HERON PRESTON ANNOUNCES GLOBAL RETAIL TOUR FOR HIS DEBUT AW17 COLLECTION


HERON PRESTON ANNOUNCES GLOBAL RETAIL TOUR FOR HIS DEBUT AW17 COLLECTION The Designer’s First Full Collection Will Begin Landing In-Stores Globally On May 20, 2017. Preston Will Move Across Cities To Celebrate The Collection With A Series Of In-Store Events, The First Of Which Will Take Place In Moscow On May 19, 2017.
NEW YORK, NY: May 17, 2017: Heron Preston, the innovative creator whose fashion collaboration with the Department of Sanitation made headlines during New York Fashion Week in September, will celebrate the global launch of his first full collection for his eponymous line with a series of events in key cities including Tokyo, Milan, Seoul, New York, Paris, London, and Moscow – the Russian capital will serve as the launching point for Preston’s retail tour with a pop-up store at iconic concept store KM20 that will open on May 19, 2017.
Preston will travel across the globe to Russia to set up a pop-up space in collaboration with KM20 concept store to mark the initial drop of the highly anticipated debut collection from the New York-based designer’s AW17 season. The collection, titled For You, The World offers a cohesive narrative, tying in ideas, graphics and inspiration that Preston has explored in capsule collections and exclusive releases over the years.
The Heron Preston KM20 pop-up will run for three days starting on Friday, May 19, 2017; on day one of the pop-up Olga Karput, KM20’s founder will host an event with Preston to earmark the opening of the pop-up. Preston’s pop-up at KM20 will showcase a number of Heron Preston x DSNY items presented during NYFW in September 2017 alongside the main AW17 collection and a limited edition graphic tee created for the retail tour partners exclusively for sale at these limited pop-up installations.
Preston, who functions as an artist and creative director in addition to his work as a designer, has designed a unique pop-up installation incorporating video and art installations, metal mechanical arms and heavy-duty machinery. The launch event on May 19th in Moscow at KM20 will feature music by Virgil Abloh and DJ CYBER69 and take place in the parking garage directly underneath the Maison in the city center, the future location of KM20, 2 Stoleshnikov street. KM20 plans to move into the space permanently this coming fall. The new location will allow for a large-scale expansion for KM20 with a square footage multiplying a little more than five times than that of its current location.
Preston selected Moscow as the starting point for this retail tour as Russia has been a source of inspiration for the designer his love of the Cyrillic alphabet is what led Preston to incorporate the iconic Стиль embroidery element seen throughout his designs.
“In 2014 Nick Knight was curating a ‘hip-hop in the 80’s’ photo exhibition in his SHOWstudio gallery and invited me to create a t-shirt for that project. For the direction, I decided to focus on hip hop culture’s obsession with style and branding. I designed a metal tee and wrote “STYLE” in Russian because I loved the style of letters in the Cyrillic alphabet. What started out as a single idea crossed over into more of my work over the years and eventually became my sub- logo. For the launch of my first collection, I felt an American designer debuting in Russia would be different from what everyone else in the industry is doing while staying authentic to the story of my brand. I’m excited to connect with the place that inspired my logo and share my culture with Russian youth.” – Heron Preston on his iconic Стиль turtleneck
The Heron Preston pop-up space at the KM20 underground parking garage will be open from May 19th to May 21st at 2 Stoleshnikov street.

POP CULTURE PHENOMENON ‘MAN V. FOOD’ RETURNS TO TRAVEL CHANNEL WITH ALL-NEW FOOD CHALLENGES

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NEW YORK (May 15, 2017) – NEW MAN…NEW FOOD…SAME EPIC BATTLE! “Man v. Food,” one of the most popular series on Travel Channel, will return with food lover, actor and restaurant business veteran Casey Webb picking up the baton. The new season begins production this week and is set to premiere in August. Webb continues the quest to find America’s most delicious, unique eats – taking on legendary eating challenges. Original host and food fanatic Adam Richman astounded viewers as he braved dozens of incredible food dares for four seasons. Now, Webb will hit the road in search of hometown hotspots with the spiciest, largest and most amazing dishes on their menus.

“’Man v. Food’ is a true, pop culture phenomenon that has inspired more than 1,000 new restaurant eating challenges in the last several years,” said Courtney White, senior vice president, programming and development, Travel Channel. “Travel Channel couldn’t resist getting back on the road, visiting cities across the United States, where our ‘Man’ will take on new unbelievable foods and flavors.”

Since the age of 15, Webb has worked in kitchens, tended bar and has run restaurants on the Jersey Shore. Inspired by the original “Man v. Food” series, Webb and his friends seek out and enjoy taking on eating challenges just for fun. When he’s not working – he’s eating!

“I feel like my ‘best self’ in strange places,” said Webb. “Learning from, and connecting with strangers, who are as excited about food as I am, is a major part of why I love traveling. Win or lose, I’m ready to give it my all.”

New exciting technology to help guide Land Rover BAR in Americas Cup

2 May 2017, Bermuda: With the America’s Cup finals looming, Land Rover BAR are unveiling their secret weapon, combining what was learned in the lab and on the water, with Land Rover’s automotive team creating unique personalisation to help Sir Ben Ainslie win the America’s Cup.

Engineers have created a one-off steering wheel with gear-shift paddles shaped to fit Sir Ben’s hands – giving the Olympic legend perfect fingertip control in his pursuit of the America’s Cup, the world’s oldest sporting trophy.

The wheel allows Skipper and Team Principal Sir Ben to ‘fly’ by adjusting the boat’s hydrofoils with greater precision for the fastest possible racing. He can lift R1, Land Rover BAR’s 2.4-tonne race boat, out of the water with a flick of his fingertips.

Just as an aerofoil helps a plane into the sky, hydrofoils lift a boat out of the water. The Land Rover steering wheel turns the boat left and right as it would on a car, while the gear shift paddles control its height above the water by controlling the lift from the foils.

Land Rover’s Human Machine Interface engineers spent 18 months developing the wheel that will lift R1 above the water at speeds above 50 knots.

As Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series champions, Land Rover BAR head into the qualifiers for the 35th America’s Cup with a two-point head-start over the remaining challengers. The team begins its challenge for the America’s Cup on Friday 26 May against Artemis Racing of Sweden.

On The Road To The Summer Of Love Opens May 12th With Event-Filled Weekend In San Francisco

California Historical Society Hits the Road to the Summer of Love with New Exhibition that Tells the Story of the Countercultural Movement in San Francisco through Photographs

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May 2, 2017 (San Francisco, Calif.) – Tens of thousands of young people converged in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district in the summer of 1967 and captured the attention of the world.

 

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, the California Historical Societylooks back at the cultural movements and events that led up to this transformative moment in California history with a new exhibition that opens May 12th.

 

On The Road to the Summer of Love explores the cultural context — from the Beat poets to the experimental art scene — that made San Francisco a magnet for hippies and the center of a social revolution that rippled across the country.

 

Guest curators Dennis McNally, biographer and former publicist of the Grateful Dead, and Alisa Leslie a counterculture historian, bring together rarely seen photographs by more than twenty photographers, including Gene Anthony, Jerry Burchard, Herb Greene, Lisa Law, and Elaine Mayes.

 

Photographs and ephemera from California Historical Society collections are featured alongside materials from private and institutional lenders to help tell the story of how the Summer of Love came to be.

 

“This exhibition takes you through the origins of this revolutionary maelstrom of change and genuinely new consciousness, which we call the Summer of Love,” says McNally.  “It was real, and this is the story of its origins.”

 

Visitors to the exhibition are taken down an amazing road, beginning in the late 1950s with the Beatniks in North Beach and ending in late 1967 with the Diggers’ Death of the Hippie ceremony. The exhibition explores iconic moments—such as Jack Weinberg in a police car at UC Berkeley at the birth of the Free Speech Movement—as well as less well-known, but none-the-less formative, events.

 

Listening stations with audio clips provide a unique way to be a part of these moments in history.  They include a reading of the famed poem “Howl” by Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in 1959; poems from all of the poets at the famed Six Gallery reading that introduced “Howl,”; Mario Savio’s legendary speech at the Free Speech Movement sit-in at UC Berkeley in December 1964; and the Grateful Dead on stage at the 1967 Human Be-In.  Musician Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane and actor Peter Coyote, once a member of the artist-anarchist collective The Diggers, reflect on the era as well.

 

 

“From the Beat movement to protests, arts, music, and fashion, On the Road to the Summer of Love captures the heart and soul of a generation,” notes Dr. Anthea Hartig, Executive Director and CEO of the California Historical Society.  “This exhibition and weekend of events help kick off what will be a summer of celebration and reflection that transcends to many of the issues we face today, fifty years later.”

 

Weekend Filled with Summer of Love Celebrations and Events:

 

As part of the opening of its exhibition On The Road to the Summer of Love, the California Historical Society is helping organize and host several events throughout San Francisco during the weekend.

 

Saturday, May 13, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the song “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair),” which became the anthem of the Summer of Love in 1967 and continues to invite the world to come and meet “some gentle people with flowers in their hair.”

 

The song and what it stands for will be celebrated throughout the city of San Francisco and as far away as Australia as Flowers In Your Hair Day.  Events include a SF Travel extravaganza at San Francisco International Airport handing out flowers to arriving passengers, radio stations playing the iconic song at noon and businesses/cultural organizations handing out flowers.

 

The day culminates with a conversation with legendary music producer, Lou Adler, who produced the famous song, sung by Scott McKenzie, in part as a promotion for the Monterey Pop International Festival (Monterey Pop) in 1967 and is helping lead the 50th Anniversary celebration of Monterey Pop this June.  Adler will be speaking in a program produced by the California Historical Society and the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE. The conversation will be moderated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman.

 

Earlier that day, the California Historical Society will host a groovy day of music and crafts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., where families can make paper flowers and crowns and help to create a psychedelic mural inspired by the art and spirit of the 1960s, dress up in the hip styles of the Sixties and take photos in the way back machine photo booth.  The event is free for families and anyone who has a…flower in their hair.

 

The California Historical Society is located at 678 Mission Street in San Francisco. On The Road to the Summer of Love will be on view May 12–September 10, 2017.  Exhibition hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 11am – 5 pm.  Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. The California Historical Society and San Francisco Travel are working with more than 65 cultural and non-profit organizations throughout the State of California to remember and recognize the impact of the Summer of 1967.  For more information about the exhibition and other Summer of Love events visit Summerof.Love

MARVEL: COLOR YOUR OWN Invites you to bring your own Unique Style to the Marvel Universe

Marvel Entertainment and Pixite launch exciting new coloring app featuring your favorite Marvel Super Heroes

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New York, NY – April 27, 2017 – Pixite LLC, creators of award-winning entertainment apps, announced today the launch of its newest and most anticipated coloring book app, MARVEL: COLOR YOUR OWNpowered by Pigment. Full of action-packed designs and exclusive Laser and Halftone coloring tools, MARVEL: COLOR YOUR OWN is a free to download app that lets users become part of the creative process and allows them to bring their own artistic choices to the Marvel Universe.

MARVEL: COLOR YOUR OWN offers 200 incredible coloring pages from Guardians of the Galaxy, Civil War, Doctor Strange, Age of Ultron, Women of Power, Young Marvel, and more. Each week, the amazing collection keeps growing as more pages are added to it. Satisfying fans of all ages, each design is hand-picked and fully vectorized, allowing the stellar line work to remain silky smooth without any pixilation even when users are fully zoomed into the pages.

Experience the Marvel Universe like never before with MARVEL: COLOR YOUR OWN

“Color adds a vital layer to the comic book page that brings everything to three-dimensional life,” says Axel Alonso, Marvel Editor in Chief. “MARVEL: COLOR YOUR OWN, quite literally, allows users to take control of how they want their favorite Super Heroes to appear and grants fans of all ages the ability to bring their own personal style to the Marvel Universe.”

For artists on the go, MARVEL: COLOR YOUR OWN provides five free stunning fill effects ranging from the standard fill to the ultra-realistic metallic and graphite effects. For artists who want the full-blown coloring experience, MARVEL: COLOR YOUR OWN provides five free exhilarating brushes ranging from the all-purpose marker and airbrush to the specialized laser and halftone brushes, exclusive to MARVEL: COLOR YOUR OWN. There is no limit to the creativity that users can unleash with these extraordinary coloring tools.

The Ultimate Access subscription, available as an in-app purchase, takes MARVEL: COLOR YOUR OWN to the next level by unlocking all of the premium pages, along with additional fill effects, brushes, and color palettes. Ultimate Access also removes the watermark on saved images and allows saving in high-resolution, which is fantastic for printing the finished masterpiece.

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“Because coloring was such a big part of my childhood, I find myself as an adult sneaking away from my desk to color my own version of Groot or Iron Man,” says Pixite co-founder, Eugene Kaneko. “Being able to color all my favorite Marvel Super Heroes anywhere using my phone or tablet is, in one word, awesome!”

MARVEL: COLOR YOUR OWN will be available globally as a free download with in-app subscription on the App Store.

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Features (some may require in-app purchase)

●        More than 200 exciting coloring pages from Guardians of the Galaxy, Civil War, Doctor Strange, Age of Ultron, Women of Power, Young Marvel, and more!

●        New exciting pages added every week

●        Tap to fill, brush with your finger, or use a stylus

●        Full pressure and tilt support for Apple Pencil with iPad Pro

●        Realistic coloring with 12 stunning brushes like oil and splatter brushes

●        Exclusive brushes like halftone and laser brushes designed specifically for comic book artwork

●        Adjust thickness and opacity of each brush

●        8 amazing fill effects including metallic and serpentine

●        37 striking color palettes to choose from

●        Innovative shade control to find the perfect color for your design

●        Save, print, or share your artwork on social media

●        Ultimate Access subscription unlocks all premium content and features

Device Requirements

●        iPhone, iPad, and iPhone touch

●        Requires iOS 9.3 or later

Pricing and Availability

MARVEL: COLOR YOUR OWN is a free download with in-app subscription. MARVEL: COLOR YOUR OWN is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category as a universal app.

Links

●        MARVEL: COLOR YOUR OWN on the App Store –
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/marvel-color-your-own/id1136343771?ls=1&mt=8&at=11l4HQ&pt=14691&ct=marvelpress

●        MARVEL: COLOR YOUR OWN Website – http://color.marvel.com/

●        Pixite on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pixiteapps

●        Pixite on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/pixiteapps/

●        Pixite on Twitter – https://twitter.com/pixiteapps

Introducing Brunette Bombshell × Disney Star Ronni Hawk

Ronni Hawk can be seen on the hit Disney Channel series “Stuck in the Middle.” Opposite a talented cast, Ronni plays the pretty, yet self-absorbed Rachel; the eldest of the Diaz’s seven children. “Stuck in the Waterpark – The Movie” will share the Diaz family adventures as they embark on a family vacation that doesn’t exactly go according to plan! The movie will also be available on Disney Channel’s multiple on-demand platforms including the app and Disney Channel vod.


In light of her newfound success, Ronni, who has considered herself an environmentalist since a very young age, is eager to use her position in the public eye to give back to those in need. Influenced by her father’s philanthropic work providing dental services and basic needs to communities in third world countries, Ronni has recently partnered with Thirst Project to raise funds and awareness surrounding the worldwide water crisis. With the launch of her campaign, Ronni will call on her fans to join her in raising money to fund projects building wells in communities where water is scarce.


Following in the footsteps of her mother, Ronni fell in love with performing while studying ballet as a young child. Ronni danced six hours a day, dividing her time between the Bak School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida, and the Boca Ballet Theatre. It was here that she discovered her interest and abilities in acting in an effort to expand her range of performance. During a weekend acting workshop for aspiring actors, Hawk connected with two acting coaches from LA who encouraged her to pursue her newfound passion and suggested she try Hollywood.


At the age of 13, Ronni seized an opportunity and flew to Los Angeles to meet with agents and managers. The first agent she interviewed with signed her on the spot in all categories, TV/Film, Commercial, Print and Voiceover. With the support of her friends and family, Ronni flew between the two coasts for auditions and training. At 15, she booked the role of “Rachel” on “Stuck in the Middle” and stayed in Los Angeles and began shooting the Disney sitcom.


Ronni’s experiences as a young dancer taught her the importance of self-control and prepared her for performing in front of large audiences. It was Ronni’s spirit and determination that prevented the rigors of the industry from having a negative impact on her self-confidence. Hawk equates much of her drive and focus as an actress to the intensity and strictness necessary to perfect the craft of dance. Ronni is also quick to thank great coaches, tutors and her family for all of their help, support and encouragement. For her current role, Ronni references TV favorites including “Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals” and “Peaky Blinders,” but looks forward to growing into dramatic roles as her career matures. She looks to the careers of film icons such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and Robin Williams and classic works like “The Dead Poets Society” for inspiration.

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Photo: @TyrenRedd

Publisher: @VaughnLowery

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**Images of Hawk from spread will be available in our upcoming mid/late May print issue.

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