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Celebrity Stylist Carlton Jones & FEMbot Cosmetics Owner Melanie Harris Launch Mommi-POP, a Two Day Mothers Day Concept Shop in Brooklyn

New York, New York (PRWEB) April 11, 2014

Celebrity Stylist Carlton Jones and FEMbot Cosmetics owner Melanie Harris launch Mommi-POP, concept shopping experience on Mother’s Day weekend at 30 Quincy Street in Clinton Hills, Brooklyn. Sponsors that support this two day Mother’s Day destination shopping experience include Neuro Water, Brovera Systems, Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, Almost Famous Clothing, Alice’s Arbor Restaurant and Urban Asanas. Mommi-POP will celebrate with a kick off event at Alice’s Arbor on Friday, May 9th, 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. with specialty Barrow’s cocktails. The shopping will commence on May 10th until May 11th from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m. on both days. Mommi-POP will be held in Harris’ childhood neighborhood, in a new 3,000 square foot ground floor loft, on the same historical block of Dave Chapelle’s Rock-Doc block party. Fare will include hors d’oeuvres by Alice’s Arbor Restaurant, Tutorial to Table and sweet treats by Ms. Alize and will be complemented by guest mixologist Macho Bruhier offering Mother’s Day specialty cocktails by Barrow’s Intense Ginger liqueur, a local Brooklyn spirits brand. Singer and songwriter, Esnavi, whose newest single was featured on VH1 Soul & Centric, will perform original tracks from her debut album Exit E.

Mommi-POP is a sequel concept shop to Harlem Holi-POP which kicked off on Black Friday weekend in 2013 in support of local niche brands from Harlem to Los Angeles; from as far as Ghana and around the globe. The goal of the holiday inspired shopping event series is to nurture small business growth, entrepreneurs and community while expanding the Small Business Saturday artisan market ritual. Harris and Jones are a stylish concept design duo having both worked with top brands in fashion, film and television and are each now amid the launch of their own respective brands and the series of holiday concept shops.

Harris has over a decade of experience in makeup artistry and has worked with celebrities to include Gwen Stefani and Erykah Badu as well as Brooklyn’s own Amy Ryan and Edie Falco. She is currently makeup department head for POV and costume designer for American Framed. As a natural progression Harris launched FEMbot Cosmetics, her NY-centric brand of shadow kits, blush, blush brushes and organic lip balm as she conceptualized her first solo produced concept shop design. Jones brings over two decades experience in fashion and style to the Mommi-POP team, having recently premiered a short fashion film about his resort inspired collection at Soho Contemporary Art Gallery for Spring/Summer 2014 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Jones continues to be an A-list resource to top style icons and has worked with Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz and the First Lady Michelle Obama.

Jones states, “Melanie coined Harlem HoliPOP for the first event, thus we decided to continue with the celebratory spirit and compulsion to shop during these special times. We thought this could be an excellent opportunity to create a venue for emerging brands to engage each other while maximizing the profit margin of wholesale to retail. Realizing we have strength in numbers, this gives us the ability to nourish the fresh synergy of such a creative collaboration, uniting forces for an exposure none would get alone.”

Seasoned in all things fashion Harris and Jones connected the style dots for Mommi-POP by commingling local brands and designers including Lorraine West of Tasha West Jewelry, Chiedza Makinnon of Afrodisiac Worldwide, Pierre’s Spicy, NPO Creations, Gwyneth Shoes, Sistah of Harlem, Traveling Butterflies, Dekonti, Your Faith Looks Familiar, Sophia’s Things, Ooshie, Ashaka Givens, Onion by Whitney Mero, Rich Kim, Damselfly Skincare, Hadiiya Barbel, Carlton Jones Collection and FEMbot Cosmetics. Micro fashion brands will include Jana Jarosz and Tiny Pants. Guests will be invited to enjoy mini rejuvenation sessions from wellness practitioner Sarah Eve Cardell while enjoying the sounds of DJ EmJay.

About Mommi-POP (

The Mommi-POP Mother’s Day concept shop is a destination shopping experience produced by Melanie Harris and Carlton Jones that supports the emergence of unique local and global brands in their evolution to create business opportunities synonymous with the holidays. The artisan market differentiates itself by its celebratory environment where good times coincide with retail. Music, tastings, mocktails, cocktails and mini-rejuvination sessions create an atmosphere that bridge community and support brands, many of which are seasoned in their craft yet taking their first steps to create a meaningful presence. Mommi-POP is the second of a series of holiday events, the first of which launched on Small Business Saturday in 2013, Harlem Holi-POP.

About Melanie Harris (

Brooklyn native Melanie Harris is a seasoned makeup artist and founder of emerging brand FEMBot cosmetics. With 10+ years of experience in makeup artistry Harris began by assisting the likes of Laura Mercier, Pat Mcgrath and Billy B before asserting creative leadership for famed advertising campaigns for Elizabeth Arden Red Door, Puma and The Gap and eventually taking strides to create her own NY-centric line. Her editorial work has appeared in national and international publications such as Harpers (USA, International) Vogue, Paper, Essence, Sly, Teen people, I.D. Celebrity clients have included John Hamm, Lauryn Hill, Usher, Anastacia Newkirk, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jared Leto and Laila Ali and the CFDA Awards. Her film work includes Ira and Abby starring Jennifer Westfeldt, and John Hamm. Harris headed the makeup department for Restless City, Mother of George and Free Angela and All Political Prisoners.

About Designer Carlton Jones (

Carlton Jones turned heads early in his career as a stylist, when he began to transform the image of hard rapper Queen Latifah into the beautiful songstress we know today. Almost two decades later, after serving as a fashion director, style correspondent, image consultant, and wardrobe designer, Jones has begun to combine his love of style and fashion with the joy and pleasure received in traveling to some of the most breathtaking destinations imaginable. The genesis of his eponymous resort-inspired collection utilizes his experience dressing body types ranging from Erykah Badu to Jill Scott, to Aretha Franklin and our nation’s first lady. Jones has incorporated his fondness of relaxed fluidity, sensual fabrics, colors and prints with a seasoned ability to accentuate and forgive. His resort inspired women’s collection was originally exclusively designed for The Escape Boutique at The Cove in the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Ultimately the idea is to enjoy the idea of resort wherever you are, and quite simply create a feeling. (T: @CarltonJones212)

About Esnavi (

A singer/songwriter hailing from Milwaukee, now residing in New York City, Esnavi is a multifaceted artist with a voice of undeniable soul, lyrics of thought provoking truth, and music that harmoniously blends everything in between. With the release of her debut album, Exit E, a 16-song musical journey inspired by love, society, and real life, her mission to enlighten the world with her music has begun. Her first single, Unexpected Love, reached the Top 40 on the Urban Adult Contemporary Charts shortly after its release and remained in the Top 40 Urban AC Charts for over 10 weeks. With the anticipated success of, What U Need, recently featured on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: New York Season 4 Premiere, television appearances, music licensing deals and two beauty campaigns, Esnavi is on the brink of becoming a powerful brand in the music industry.

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Saint Germain Catering to Receive Prestigious Award from Wedding Website

VIENNA, Va. (PRWEB) February 07, 2013

Since 2009, Wedding Wire, a website dedicated to helping brides plan their weddings and find the best service providers in their area, has awarded their “Bride’s Choice” Award to the best wedding-related service companies in the nation. This year, Saint Germain Catering was one of the recipients of the award.

Unlike most awards, which select winners using an internal process within the organization, Wedding Wire’s “Bride’s Choice” Award, as its namesake suggests, uses customer reviews to evaluate companies and select winners. This democratizes the awards process, with only the top 5% of wedding service providers in the nation are presented with the award. In this year’s “Bride’s Choice Award” listing, Saint Germain Catering is featured alongside just thirty-two other wedding caterers in the area. Out of the listing, less than ten were first time winners of the award.

Wedding Wire’s primary goal is to help brides develop a checklist for the things which they need to book for their wedding day, as well as to provide an index of companies which service weddings in various ways, including caterers, photographers, reception halls, and more. The website calls itself, “The Yelp of Weddings,” referring to the famous local business review site Yelp.

“Wedding Wire is one of the biggest resources for brides-to-be for wedding planning online,” says Sarah Miller, Vice President of Saint Germain Catering. “So to be selected for this award is a huge honor for us.” The company was previously nominated for Best Caterer on WUSA 9 News’ A-List.

While this is the company’s first award from Wedding Wire, they have a legacy of customer service among those whom they have served. “Good customer service is a habit,” says Miller. “We want to be known for going above and beyond for our customers, and this award reflects that desire. No business can survive without its customers, and we are grateful for every single one of them.”

About Saint Germain Catering

Since 1988, Saint Germain Catering has been serving the Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland area with top-notch food for a wide variety of different events, including weddings, bar mitzvahs, birthday parties, business meetings, and many more. The business regularly donates to numerous causes, including support to military families and non-interventional veterinary research. Visit for more information.


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Connecticut Banquet Facility Seasons at Oak Lane Offering 10 Percent Off Peak Weddings

Woodbridge, CT (PRWEB) February 26, 2013

Planning a wedding, even a more modest affair, tends to be costly. Discounts are appreciated by the bride- and groom-to-be during planning, and that’s one of the reasons Seasons at Oak Lane is introducing a new wedding package. The Connecticut banquet hall and wedding facility located in Woodbridge, Conn., is now offering 10 percent off any peak wedding.

To take advantage of this deal, couples are required to book their ceremony and reception by May 1, 2013. The event, as well, must be scheduled during 2013 and cannot overlap with the off-season wedding time period. The off-season and peak wedding discounts, additionally, cannot be combined.

Seasons’ off-season package, for winter weddings, only applies to ceremonies and receptions scheduled in November, January, February, or March. While the soon-to-be-married couple enjoys Connecticut’s beautiful winter scenery on their special day, the package provides a 15-percent discount for all related services.

The premiere location for scheduling a wedding at any time of the year, Seasons at Oak Lane features a newly-renovated banquet facility. For the wedding reception, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner, this space overlooking The Tradition Golf Club at Oak Lane is the foundation for a memorable event. Three rooms accommodate guest lists of all sizes. With elegant, modern décor, the Glass Room seats 90 people, and the Oak Room, equipped with a fully-stocked, private bar, holds 120. A versatile space quintessential for weddings, the Grand Ballroom provides space for 220 guests.

Beyond the rooms available, Seasons at Oak Lane rounds out the wedding experience with a bridal suite and groom’s suite. Located near the largest banquet room, the bridal suite allows the bride to get ready in private, provides ample space for the wedding party, and features hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Seasons at Oak Lane, as well, has Connecticut’s only groom’s suite.

Aside from preparation and a great view on a couple’s special day, food tasting – a must for creating an ideal wedding menu – is another feature Seasons at Oak Lane provides in preparation. With expert chefs creating and preparing dishes to a bride and groom’s specifications, Seasons’ plated and buffet menus present a multitude of possibilities; tasting each dish ensures all meals complement each other and will please guests. Considering the varying needs of wedding planning, Seasons offers plated, buffet, and brunch menus, as well as drink packages and hors d’oeuvres.

Seasons at Oak Lane’s versatile banquet facilities provide the ideal backdrop for a number of events throughout the year. Depending upon the occasion, consider scheduling a holiday event, birthday party, corporate event or seminar, fundraiser, baby shower, christening, bar or bat mitzvah, or graduation party in one of Seasons at Oak Lane’s venues.

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Toronto Online Marketing Company Numero Uno Web Solutions Announces New Business Relationship with Smaller Footprints

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 09, 2013

Numero Uno Web Solutions (, a fast-growing global Internet marketing firm that caters to small- and mid-sized business-to-consumer companies, is pleased to announce a new business relationship with Smaller Footprints (

“Smaller Footprints is revolutionizing the way Canadians are gift giving and donating to charities,” says Andy Wu, business development manager at Numero Uno Web Solutions. “I am really excited about our partnership with Smaller Footprints and look forward to enhancing the company’s story, online brand, and authority across Canada.”

Smaller Footprints provides a fun and convenient way for people to give and receive gifts at any event or party. Smaller Footprints is an online invitation service that offers a new eco-friendly and charitable means of gifting for those planning their next event, whether it’s a birthday, bridal shower, wedding, baby shower, bar mitzvah, etc. It will help to replace the excessiveness of a large volume of smaller gifts with one spectacular gift of one’s choice, while at the same time helping those in need.

Numero Uno Web Solutions will be providing Smaller Footprints with a customized list of services: complete on-page and off-page search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), and social media management, which includes article writing, press releases, blog creation, link building, reputation management, and web site analytics.

“Not only does Smaller Footprints help take some of the guesswork out of attending and planning parties, but it’s also a great feeling knowing that one’s generosity has helped to contribute to a recognized charity, just because they’re having a party,” says Lily Chiu, founder of Smaller Footprints. “We are excited to be working with Numero Uno Web Solutions and know that their SEO strategies will help us to increase our online presence and help out all of the nationally recognized charities we support.”

Numero Uno Web Solutions is one of the top Internet marketing firms due to constant innovation and overall customer satisfaction. For more information on Numero Uno Web Solutions, and to discover how they can help maximize a company’s search engine optimization and online presence, visit or call Numero Uno Web Solutions toll-free at 1-855-SEO-XPRT (1-855-736-9778).

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Patio to Table Gardening Buying Local Produce Gets Closer to Home

(PRWEB) April 16, 2014

What is Patio to Table Gardening™? At the heart, Patio to Table Gardening™ means the food on your table came directly from your patio or personal urban garden. It emphasizes a direct relationship between what you prepare in your kitchen to what you grow and harvest in your yard or on your patio.

Here are some ideas for getting started on your own patio to table garden from the Gardenuity horticultural team:

1. Decide what you want to grow based on what you like to eat. Don’t spend time growing edibles you will never prepare or want to share. Some creative patio garden combinations include the Gardenuity Cocktail Garden, (Basil Sweet Dani, Apple Mint, Rosemary, Pineapple Sage, Lavender, Lime Basil), the Gardenuity Sweet Tea Garden, (Peppermint, Lemon Balm, Sweet Tea, Chamomile, Calendula), the Gardenuity Summer Vegetable Collection (Edamame, Sweet pepper, Cucumber, Eggplant, Summer Squash and Debut Tomato) and the Gardenuity Mint Collection (Peppermint, Chocolate Mint and Spearmint).

2. Select a good container. Think about trying a grow bag, the Gardenuity Grow Bag was specifically developed so plants could produce a large harvest and thrive on patios or gardens. The Gardenuity Grow Bag fabric allows air to move freely in and out of soil and the root zone. This means the roots of the plants are air pruned and will not try to circle around the wall of the container. This leads to better root development within all areas of the soil. The Gardenuity Grow Bag set comes with everything you need to get started, soil bricks, all natural plant food, plants or Grow Balls, a bag for mixing the soil, and disposable gloves for those who are not ready to get dirty.

3. Ensure good container drainage. Drainage is important, especially when you are gardening on your patio or in a small space. The water needs to drain out of the container and not pool.

4. Provide sufficient sunlight. Make sure your plants have ample sunshine; typically vegetables need a minimum of 6 hours. If you are in a hot climate, it is ok to move the containers to shade after a morning of sun to beat the baking afternoon heat.

According to a five year study by The National Gardening Association, food gardening in the U. S. is at the highest level in more than a decade. “We have seen an increase in first time gardeners, and through personal interaction with Gardenuity associates these gardeners are having great success and enjoying the process of gardening and being a part of the Gardenuity gardening community” Craig Harmer, Horticultural lead for Gardenuity. “We work with farmers, nurseries and horticultural teams across the country making sure the plant varieties we offer through Gardenuity are of the highest quality. We breed the plants first for taste, then nutritional value and for their ability to produce a strong harvest.”

Gardeners interested in learning more about Patio to Table Gardening™ ideas or the business opportunity of becoming a Gardenuity founding associate, can visit or call Donna Letier 214-298 3059 for more information.

Gardenuity is a new gardening company combining direct selling with fresh innovative marketing ideas and technology. It is the first social selling company that offers garden products of exceptional quality together with a flexible entrepreneurial business opportunity for men and women.

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Surprise your Valentine with a Romantic Getaway to Seductive St. Louis

(PRWEB) January 29, 2013

Add sparkle to your Valentine’s Day celebration this February by whisking your love to St. Louis for a surprisingly romantic getaway. The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission can help you target Cupid’s arrows to sumptuously appointed Gateway City hotels and heart-pounding attractions.

For details on the St. Louis’ sweet and romantic offerings and to book a hotel package just for couples, visit the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission web site.

Love is in bloom in St. Louis at the Annual Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden through March 31. On fragrant display are more than 800 lush orchids from the Garden’s collection – one of the world’s finest. No need for a “loves me, loves me not” petal count to capture the romance of this exotic and gorgeous setting.

Amp up the animal magnetism between you and your foxiest friend with a special gift from the Saint Louis Zoo. Adopt one of the Zoo’s resident critters for your animal-loving love and receive a cuddly, 12-inch fennec fox plush toy suitable for hugging. This gift will set off sparks all year as proceeds help care for the Zoo’s furry residents. Just heartbeats away from the Zoo, the Saint Louis Science Center presents the Imax film “Born to Be Wild,” a giant-screen love story about the bond between humans and animals.

Give your love the sun, moon and stars at the Science Center’s Planetarium sky show on February 9. After the Romance Across the Universe presentation, sit tight to hold hands with your star sweetheart during a classic sci-fi flick. Extend your stellar date by booking a special Valentine’s package at the Moonrise Hotel, a luxurious and trend-setting boutique hotel with an out-of-this-world vibe. Choose from the “Love Shack” or “Peace, Love and Breakfast” romance packages. You may never want to leave your room, but, if you do, the Moonrise sits in the heart of The Loop, one of St. Louis’ most vibrant, universally appealing neighborhoods. Explore The Loop’s one-of-a-kind shops, smorgasbord of dining options, live music venues, and refurbished 1920s-era movie theatre. The star-studded St. Louis Walk of Fame and the colorful Loop Planetary Walk add additional sparkle to the neighborhood atmosphere.

Hit a home run for the baseball fan in your life with a night or two at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. Indulge in their love of the game during the day by crossing the street for a tour of Busch Stadium, home of the legendary St. Louis Cardinals. At night, take in the bird’s-eye-view of the ballpark, the Gateway Arch and the glittering lights of St. Louis from 360, the hotel’s sexy nightspot that was named by Frommer’s as one of the “Top Ten New Hotel Rooftop Bars in the World.” Ask for the Hilton Romance Package for a sweet deal.

A British invasion of sorts is conquering hearts in St. Louis. Write your own love story with a stay at The Cheshire. The newly restored hotel’s Tudor architecture and Imperial interiors deliver a Downton Abbey-allure to a romantic holiday. Ask for the hotel’s Royal Valentine package or choose one of the British literary character-themed suites such as the ‘60s contemporary-styled James Bond suite, the romantic Romeo & Juliet and the exotic Passage to India with its Far East flair.

Saint Louis Ballet brings the heart-breaking affair of Romeo and Juliet to life through dance and the haunting music of Prokofiev. The pas de deux take place February 8 through 10 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. For a romantic yarn with a happier outcome, the Repertory

Theatre of St. Louis delivers this clever Valentine: a stage adaptation of “Sense and Sensibility.” Jane Austen’s Regency-era romance follows the Dashwood sisters’ rocky road to true love through March 3.

The venerable Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis sets the scene for a lovely stay. For a taste of refined romance, indulge in Afternoon Tea, a weekend tradition in the hotel’s ambiance-filled Lobby Lounge. Service includes oh-so-civilized tea sandwiches, scones, pastries and the all-important “cuppa.”

The art of love is evident all over St. Louis during February. The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts embraces “The Progress of Love” exhibition showcasing works depicting lost love. Discover the romantic stories behind select works at the Saint Louis Art Museum during the lively, free Gallery Talk: Love in the Galleries program on February 14 and 15. Personal displays of affection for art are required at Laumeier Sculpture Park’s LOVEmeier winter gathering on Saturday evening, February 9. The family-oriented event includes hands-on art activities, park tours and a dramatic illumination of sculptures in the collection that reference affection.

Find your Valentine love song or dance in St. Louis this year. On February 15, jazzy couples can snuggle at The Sheldon Concert Hall while international jazz diva Denise Thimes and guitar icon Bucky Pizzarelli musically state, “Be My Valentine.” Love notes also fill the air at the Sheldon on February 12 during the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis’ annual Valentine’s salute to amour with dreamy works of Chopin, Debussy, Brahms and Schumann being played to perfection.

The fire and passion of authentic Flamenco dancing heats things up when the St. Louis Cultural Flamenco Society presents “Valentines a la Flamenca” on February 16. Prior to the performance, an authentic Spanish tapas and paella dinner will be served at the Sheldon Concert Hall Ballroom. Stay after the show to dance the night away to a Latin beat.


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Jewels of Elul X: “The Art of Return”

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 14, 2014

What was your coming of age moment? What do you wish you knew then that you know now? What do you know now that you learned in that pivotal moment? 29 inspiring writers share their answers to these questions in this year’s Jewels of Elul.

Jewels of Elul is a project that was conceived by musician, composer, and producer Craig Taubman. Ten years ago, Taubman was commissioned to write a song for the Hebrew month of Elul, the last month in the Hebrew calendar when Jews take time to reflect and meditate before the New Year holiday, Rosh Hashanah. Inspired by the experience of writing down and sharing his own Elul thoughts, Taubman invited notable writers, thinkers, politicians, spiritual leaders and artists to share their thoughts on a theme and compiled a pocket-sized anthology: Jewels of Elul. Since then, Jewels of Elul has been read by thousands of people in the weeks leading up the Jewish New Year as a tool for learning and introspection. During its ten-year history, Jewels of Elul has also attracted some of the most influential contributors of the day such as President Obama, the Dali Lama, Lady Gaga, Matisyahu and Eli Wiesel.

Beginning August 26th, readers can expect a new set of Jewels from an exciting and diverse range of thinkers, such as renowned actress, author and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik, Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani, leading Orthodox speaker on spirituality Nomi Freeman, Chairman and CEO of Spark Networks and JDate Greg Liberman, Rabbi Roly Matlalon, social activist and rabbi of B’nai Jeshurun, musician Basya Schechter, Rabbi Asher Lopatin, President of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, and 22 other inspiring voices, all sharing their unique insight and continuing the tradition of uplifting wisdom for the holy days.

All proceeds from this year’s Jewels of Elul will benefit the new Pico Union Project. In a 105-year-old building in downtown Los Angeles, Craig N’ Co – in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California – has spearheaded the Pico Union Project, a multi-faith cultural arts center and house of worship that aims to help invigorate the community of Los Angeles and reflect the Jewish value of being a light to all nations.

New this year will be an interactive Jewels iPhone and Android app that brings Jewels beyond the book. Jewels’ two main partners this year are the Milken Archive of Jewish Music ( and Reboot ( Milken will share a weekly musical “gem” from the archive to accompany a selected written “jewel.” And five of the included writers in this year’s publication have been selected by Reboot to complement two of their projects: 10Q (, an online tool for individuals to reflect on the past year; and ReBar, a project in which individuals reflect on their Bar or Bat Mitzvah experience–which led to this year’s Jewels of Elul “art of return” theme.

“It’s inspiring,” says Taubman. “We have 29 incredible participants this year sharing insights about returning to a pivotal moment of becoming. The proceeds from this project will support the reinvention of one of the Jewish community’s oldest treasures. It is a major moment of returning for the Jewish community, and the many communities that feel the ripples of our work.”

Each year, Jewels of Elul inspires over 500,000 readers nationwide. This year, you want to be sure to be included in that number.

For more information, visit, or to schedule an interview with Craig, contact Sam at samuel(dot)adot)rotenberg(at)gmail(dot)com.

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Vendors in Washington, California and New York to Be Featured on the Online Directory

(PRWEB) April 11, 2012 recently announced free wedding invitations and an RSVP website for any engaged couple in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The company has re-purposed their 2012 marketing budget in hopes of building brand awareness and loyalty. According to reports from within the Southern California based company, it’s working. features over 2 million highly accomplished and professional companies in the event planning industry. Some of these companies include Invitation in a Bottle, Photo Booth Stars ~ Green Screen Photo Booth, La Petite Party and Party Playgrounds.

Located in Seattle, Washington, Invitation in a Bottle was founded in 2004 under the name Marketing in the Bottle. The company’s original mission was to serve corporate clients with marketing efforts using their unique Message in a Bottle products. Mailed directly to customers, the products were a huge success. By 2006, so many people had began asking Marketing in a Bottle to do their wedding and party invitations that the company changed their name to Invitation in a Bottle.

Today, Invitation in a Bottle has shipped over 1.5 million bottles to date and has developed multiple product lines, a line including 20 different themes, do-it-yourself kits and elegant message in a bottle gifts. The company’s bottles have been used for events big and small as a unique idea for various occasions. Customers can choose invitations in a bottle for weddings, parties, relationships, baby announcements, holiday parties and gifts, and corporate occurrences.

The company’s message gallery includes hundreds of designs and wording to fit every occasion. Everything is customizable and clients can choose the message/invitation wording, design and font contents of the box. Also, the plastic bottle invitations go directly through the mail without an envelope or box. Online, customers can shop by occasion, product, or by theme. More information can be found online at

Photo Booth Stars ~ Green Screen Photo Booth is based in Los Angeles, California. The company serves a variety of events including weddings, sweet 16s, graduation parties, school dances, reunions, corporate events, retirements and more. Photo Booth Stars ~ Green Screen Photo Booth is the first to introduce the Green Screen Photo Booth in Southern California with more technology and more colors.

The company has hundreds of backgrounds to choose from, ranging from Retro and Scenic backgrounds to Magazine covers and Sport Cards. During Photo Shoots the company’s onsite photographer takes photos of guests with a full studio set up. All photos are retouched, processed and printed on the spot by a professional assistant. With state of the art equipment, various photography styles are offered to entertain guests. Photo Booth Stars ~ Green Screen Photo Booth services and packages are a perfect fit for any event. From small parties to crowded conventions, the company’s onsite photographers give personal attention to every guest. More information can be found online at

La Petite Party is located in Los Angeles, California. The company specializes in all kinds of children’s celebrations and takes care of everything from setting up, decorations, costumes and accessories, balloons, food, cupcakes, party favors, crafts and games, all the way through tear down and cleanup. La Petite Party also offers a variety of menu options for parents to enjoy during the party. Customers can choose to celebrate in any chosen location or at the party facility of La Petite Party.

The company provides all inclusive theme parties for both boys and girls, and clients can select from pre-designed theme party packages, or mix and match themes. La Petite Party will even create a specific custom theme party to cater to children’s individual interest. La Petite Party also offers an array of options for Girl Scout Troop parties and luxurious Spa Parties. Customers can also choose from an invitation selection, add upgraded favor bags and gifts, or party specials. More information can be found online at

Party Playgrounds provides a wide range of kids’ party and other event services. The company is based in Long Island, New York and offers party bounce houses, inflatables, tents, tables and chairs for a variety of events. Party Playgrounds offers equipment for birthday parties, family gatherings, communion, confirmation, barbeque, bar mitzvah, or any celebration. For more information go to

About the largest party, wedding and event planning online network:

Before the Internet era, the professionals at were successful hands-on party planners and special event producers. For more than a decade PartyPOP has translated 30 years of party planning experience onto the Internet. Millions of vendors are listed on the network consisting of 60+ websites and tens of millions of customers have used the network to plan their parties, weddings and events. also provides party and event related tips, themes and ideas, as well as a free full wedding planning software called Seating Arrangement.

About Free Printed Invitations by

PartyPOP provides every bride and groom across the USA, Canada and the U.K. with free beautifully designed wedding invitations, printed on 80lbs card stock paper with matching envelopes and wedding website. Even door to door shipping is included at no cost. There are no hidden fees, no obligations to buy and no strings attached!

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