Taco Bell Hotel Launching August 2019

A Tacoasis Resort of Food, Fun and All Things Taco Bell Awaits Fans in Palm Spring

From check-in to check-out, The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort reimagines what a hotel stay can be, unveiling a destination inspired by tacos and fueled by fans. Everything from guest rooms to breakfast and poolside cocktails will be infused with a Taco Bell twist, making this the flavor-filled getaway of 2019.

A not-to-miss gift shop will offer exclusive apparel to spice up fans’ summer style. Guests can also stop by the on-site salon for Taco Bell-inspired nail art, fades and a braid bar. And whether it’s daily happier hour or saucy snacks, The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort will deliver beloved iconic flavors and introduce new menu surprises only available at the hotel.

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“Little Guy Wine” Shop Looking to Help “Little Guy” Winemakers

The California Wine Exchange launched its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter yesterday in an effort to buck distribution standards and offer wines from mostly craft and boutique winemakers from within the Golden State.

They reached nearly 20% of their overall funding goal on the first day alone.

Mark Prior, founder of the California Wine Exchange [CWE], believes that too many great California wines go undiscovered…and he’s looking to change that. “We guarantee that 80% of our inventory will be from family-run vineyards and mom & pop wineries,” says Prior.

Kickstarter approved the project (not every project gets approved) for his wine shop & tasting room because CWE seeks to offer something fashionable for wine drinkers. California alone has over 5,000 winemakers within the state (www.ttb.gov/foia/frl.shtml), but the average consumer will typically see the same wine labels over and over again.

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Rosé Day L.A. Presented By Corkcicle Celebrates Second Year

This Summer’s Must Attend Kick-Off Event, Guests Will Enjoy Rosé Champagnes, Rosé Wines, Signature Rosé Cocktails, Curated Culinary Experiences, DJ’s, Luxury Brands, Art Installations, Activities & More

National Rosé Day, reserved for the second Saturday of June each year, will be brought to life for a second year with “Rosé Day L.A. Presented By Corkcicle” on June 8th at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California.

From noon to sunset, guests will enjoy a mid-summer’s day picnic while indulging in various rosé offerings at this elegant summer kick-off experience filled with Instagram-worthy moments set against the stunning backdrop of Malibu. Attendees will also have an opportunity to immerse themselves in Corkcicle, the elevated socially-responsible innovator in hydration, coolers, and barware with custom “Rosé Day L.A.” products, exclusive photo opportunities and more

Complemented by live celebrity DJ’s Brody Jenner and Pamela Tick, attendees will surround yourself with luxury brands, delicious food pairings, leisure games and more.

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Dymatize Launches the Women Strong Campaign

Sports nutrition brand dedicated to helping people serious about fitness seeks to inspire women to become stronger both mentally and physically

Dymatize, one of the world’s most trusted athletic nutrition brands, is pleased to announce the launch of Women Strong, a six-week program of support for women who live, or want to live, a fitness-inspired life. Starting in May, women who love fitness are encouraged to join the Women Strong community. By joining, women will gain access to healthy recipes, inspirational stories, and workouts to help them get and stay inspired, motivated, and strong so they can crush their goals and celebrate their work as they become stronger versions of themselves.

Women who sign up between May 15 and June 31 will receive daily tips and challenges for motivation and inspiration provided by the nine females from Team Dymatize. For example, on one day, women will be challenged to practice mindfulness and complete three sets of 15 reps of bicep curls, and on another day, they will be encouraged to do affirmations and an abs challenge.

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OpenTable Reveals its 2019 List of the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America

Restaurants in California, New York and Illinois Boast The Most Honorees With 24 States and Washington, D.C. Represented on the List

Diners Can Give Moms the Gift of Being Truly Present at Brunch by Opting Into #DiningMode

OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), today released its annual list of the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2019. OpenTable data shows that 81 percent of diners book their Mother’s Day reservations two weeks in advance, so the list comes at the perfect time to help diners find the best brunch eatery to celebrate the mother figure in their lives. Featuring restaurants coast-to-coast, across 24 states and Washington, D.C., the list is a comprehensive look at the best brunch spots in the country. The Best Brunch Restaurants in America list was culled from more than 12 million verified diner reviews of over 30,000 restaurants in 50 states and Washington, D.C.

From restaurants with magnificent views like Geoffrey’s Restaurant in Malibu, Calif., to brunch institutions like Sadelle’sin New York, to acclaimed eateries like Somerset in Chicago, the Best Brunch Restaurants list features a wide variety of restaurants. California is the most recognized state on the list with 16 restaurants honored, followed by New York with 12 winning restaurants and Illinois and Pennsylvania with eight each. Florida, Texas and Washington, D.C. each boast seven winning restaurants and Louisiana claims five honorees.

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Nutella® Celebrates People Who Make Mornings Special With New Limited-Edition Appreciation Jars And Contest

Your favorite morning person could win various prizes, including $15,000

Today, Nutella® The Original Hazelnut Spread® is spreading happiness by asking consumers to nominate someone who makes their mornings a little brighter – for the chance to help them win $15,000, and other fun prizes. From bringing families together around the breakfast table to making even the little moments meaningful, Nutella believes that every day should start happy. The Nutella® “Who Makes Your Morning Happy?” contest celebrates those who help make others smile, starting right from the moment they wake up.

Now through June 30, 2019, consumers have the opportunity to nominate someone by visiting the Nutella website and sharing why their nominee makes their morning happy. Nominees can be anyone from a family member, to a local bus driver – or even just a friendly neighbor! By entering the contest, consumers have the chance to win their nominee up to $15,000, plus a $3,000 cash prize of their own. Even better? All entrants are automatically eligible to win a one-year supply of Nutella® The Original Hazelnut Spread®, just for submitting an entry.

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Proudly Vegan Launches Range of 100% Vegan Wines in the USA

Proudly Vegan Wines announces the official launch in the US following its debut in January in conjunction with Veganuary – an increasingly popular movement where individuals commit to a vegan diet for the month of January.

Master of Wine and Proudly Vegan wine director Dr. Arabella Woodrow hosted an audience of sommeliers and vegan influencers for the launch event – an educational lunch at the first plant-based Mexican restaurant in San Francisco, Gracias Madre, featuring 100% vegan wine and food pairings.

UK-based international wine supplier and Proudly Vegan parent company Broadland Wineries launched the brand in the UK in 2018, where it has since won numerous awards and earned listings in leading UK retailers and vegan restaurants.

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Mushroom Council and Bon Appétit Launch “Blended” Burger Month Recipe Contest

Blended Burger Project: Home Edition Offers Home Cooks a Chance to Win $25,000

May is Burger Month, but the Mushroom Council and BonAppétit declare it “Blended” Burger Month with a contest awarding $25,000 to a home cook who makes their favorite burger recipe better by blending in finely chopped mushrooms.

The first-ever Blended Burger Project: Home Edition will mirror the popular, perennial Blended Burger Project™ restaurant competition, which challenges chefs to blend at least 25 percent fresh mushrooms with meat for burgers that are more delicious, nutritious and sustainable.

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