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Vosa: Ultra-Premium Vodka Infused Sparkling Water Cocktail

Vosa made its U.S. launch at the Sports Illustrated swim show Saturday, July 10th at the Mondrian Hotel Miami Beach, inaugurating the official partnership between the hotel and the new ultra-premium vodka-infused sparkling water cocktail.

More than 1000 guests attended and celebrities such as TikToker Jade Kircus, actress Jena Sims, TV personality Nicole Williams English, Marcel Katz a.k.a The Art Plug, Taylor Morland, models CJ Gibson & Taylor Morland, NFL’s Wes Saunders, Duke Riley, & Olumide Ogunjobi and others were seen enjoying this very unique water cocktail.

Vosa is now distributed up and down the East Coast from New York to Miami and will be launching on the West Coast in Autumn 2021.

Vosa sets itself apart from other libations within this category by using all ultra-premium ingredients and is 100% organic and natural. Sparkling water instead of hard seltzer, real fruit juices, and six-time distilled vodka as opposed to using a malt-based liquor like many of its competitors. It has a very clean, light, and refreshing taste. Vosa only has 99 calories, zero sugars, zero carbs, and is gluten-free! The product was a real hit with the Sports Illustrated models.

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Posh Monaco Bags: On the Go with Style

Luxurious, Sleek and Versatile, the Luli Bebe Monaco Is THE Must Have Bag For Trendsetters, Travelers and Families On-The-Go.

Sophisticated, sleek and luxurious, the eco-friendly Monaco backpack style diaper and travel bags by Luli Bebe are one-of-a-kind in the world of chic and stylish gear. Monaco’s easy-carry and durable design make it the perfect fashionable companion for both every day on the go use as well as on your weekend getaway or longer travels. These beauties are now available in a variety of posh colors!

Cocktails in a Can – Clubtails

Clubtails Cocktails are crafted from a proprietary fermented malt base like traditional beer, but with an extra kick! Geloso has spent a lot of time perfecting the taste profile so their products taste like an actual spirit based cocktail.

Clubtails are 10% ABV flavored malt beverages that taste like your favorite cocktails.

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Sunburn Soap and Spray – Wild Organic Skincare

More than 100 million Americans get sunburned every year and are seeking real relief. Despite the myriad of products available to treat sunburn, none of them are specifically made for the shower – until now. A new, all-natural product from WILD Organic Skincare, a woman-owned, American skincare company, can help sunburn sufferers feel better faster.

“The Original Sunburn Soap is handcrafted with aloe extract, honey, coconut milk, marshmallow root, witch hazel, and peppermint oil, and will gently exfoliate dead skin and heal sunburn at the same time,” said Monika Angelini, inventor of the The Original Sunburn Soap.

The first shower after getting burned is a crucial moment in determining how long and painful your sunburn will be. Ingredients in conventional soaps can make your sunburn feel worse. The Original Sunburn Soap is fortified with certified organic, all-natural ingredients that rehydrate and gently exfoliate skin, while decreasing redness, irritation, pain, and peeling.

“Years ago, my mother-in-law asked me to make a soap bar that could help alleviate the terrible sunburn she was suffering from. The combination of ingredients required to make a soap specifically for sunburns was complex and would melt after one use. After seven years of research and experimentation, we can proudly say that this one-of-a-kind soap is finally ready to share with the world. And, the best part is it actually works!” said Monika.

The creation of The Original Sunburn Soap sparked more innovative ideas for after sun remedies, but also raises an important question: What can you do the moment you realize you got too much sun? Enter WILD’s After Sun Recovery Spray with Hyaluronic Acid, a powerful rehydrator that’s ready to use with instant, on-the-spot results. A spray that will cool the skin, replenish moisture, and ease stinging redness. Using this spray combined with The Original Sunburn Soap, the owner claims that most sunburns can be cut down to one day or less!

“The Original Sunburn Soap and After Sun Recovery Spray are a powerful combination for treating sunburns. The soap is perfect for reducing irritation and gliding on silky smooth during that first shower. The recovery spray builds on the benefits from the sunburn soap, providing hydration and healing,” said Monika.

Wild Organic Skincare finely handcrafts organic skin care products from scratch. Everything from the formulas, to making the soap, to the custom labeling and packaging, is all done by hand. After 10 years, WILD Organic Skincare continues to innovate new products and strives to be the leader in affordable organic skin care.

Monika and Brandon can comment on the following hot topics:

Why The Original Sunburn Soap and Forever Summer skincare line are different from anything on the market.

How their soaps and skincare products are made to treat different skin types.

Why conventional soaps and skincare products rarely contain 100% transparency about their ingredients, source, sustainability, and overall quality, and why skincare packaging and ingredient lists are too often convoluted and confusing.

Why going natural is better.

The challenges and opportunities of being a woman-owned start-up and what Monika would tell other women interested in pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams.

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Sustainable Seafood Selection from D’Artagnan

D’Artagnan, the trusted expert in sustainable proteins and the purveyor of choice to top chefs across the nation for the last 35+ years, has taken a dive into the waters of sustainable seafood. This expansion is in direct response to consumer’s growing culinary sophistication and interest in responsibly sourced proteins being conveniently delivered to their homes.

“During the early months of the pandemic we partnered with a local fish purveyor to both support their business and provide our customers the convenience of home delivery on a range of grocery items. Seafood was so popular we wanted to make it a permanent addition to our offerings, specifically for our website customers,” said Andy Wertheim, President of D’Artagnan.

D’Artagnan is committed to working with conscientious farmers, ranchers and fishers who respect the environment and the ecosystems that support animal life, on the earth and the seas. That’s why all D’Artagnan seafood is certified sustainable, fair trade, or organic by gold-standard international watch groups.

“Because of our name and reputation, we were able to partner with outstanding sources for our fish,” said Ariane Daguin, CEO and Founder of D’Artagnan. “We are proud of the choices we now offer – from jumbo scallops and sockeye salmon to organic shrimp and Chilean sea bass. And now you can get surf and turf ingredients together at dartagnan.com.”

“Fish is a great choice for summer cooking – it is always a fast and delicious meal. With the rise of keto and emphasis on gluten-free eating, fish fits so many dietary needs today,” said Daguin.

All are flash-frozen at sea immediately after catch, or soon after on shore to protect the flavor, texture and freshness, and portioned individually for convenience. The selection includes:

Organic Black Tiger Shrimp – Jumbo sized, farm-raised, Certified European Union Organic and Best Aquaculture Practices with no additives, preservatives or antibiotics.

King Turbot – Farm-raised in Spain on sustainable aquafarms. Certified Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) and Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practices).

Norwegian Salmon – Sustainably farm-raised in open aquaculture, Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) and Marine Stewardship Council for best practices.

Sockeye Salmon – Wild-caught Alaskan salmon, Marine Stewardship Council certified for sustainability. Rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Red Grouper – Sustainably line caught in the Gulf of Mexico; certified by National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Mahi Mahi – Wild, line-caught, responsibly sourced, with mild, sweet flavor and firm texture.

Ahi Yellowfin Tuna – Premium-quality ahi tuna, wild-caught by hand-line fishermen. Marine Stewardship Council certified fishery for traceability and sustainability.

Jumbo Dry Sea Scallops – Wild-caught in New England, dry-packed, never treated with additives or preservatives, Jumbo U10.

Hawaiian Pink Snapper Wild, rod-and-reel caught in Hawaii, responsibly sourced, prized for its clear, light-pink flesh and delicate flavor. Certified Sustainable by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Chilean Sea Bass – Wild, line-caught, responsibly sourced. A restaurant classic, with snow-white flesh, comparable to sablefish or black cod. Certified Sustainable by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

North Atlantic Cod – Wild, line-caught, responsibly sourced and Certified Sustainable by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Swordfish – Wild, line-caught, responsibly sourced from Mediterranean Sea. Moist and flavorful with a slightly sweet taste, moderately high oil content and a firm, meaty texture.

With everything from grass-fed beef, organic chicken, heritage-breed pork, foraged mushrooms, caviar, and now a selection of seafood, www.dartagnan.com is a destination for conscientious consumers who truly care about where their food comes from.

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ZERO (Calories, Net Carbs, Sugar, and Fat)! Walden Farms

Walden Farms® introduces a major re-brand across its product line, beginning with 22 salad dressing varieties, to be followed by the other segments, including coffee creamers, condiments, dips, spreads, sauces, and syrups. The improved recipe, now with natural flavors, will also be tastefully reflected by a new design highlighting key nutritional claims and engaging food photography. The Walden Farms’ dressings are proudly free from artificial flavors and dyes, made with real vegetables, fruit fibers and ingredients. Offering a full line of specialty condiments and food enhancers with zero calories, zero net carbs, zero sugar and zero fat, Walden Farms uniquely provides consumers with unmatched attributes vs. other brands in the marketplace. Additionally, all products are keto friendly, gluten free, kosher and have no high fructose corn syrup and most are vegan, dairy free and cholesterol free.

The Walden Farms products appeal to multiple consumers, including those who don’t want to waste their calories on high fat dressings & condiments, or who follow a vegan, gluten-free or keto diet. They also strongly resonate with people living a healthy active lifestyle or looking to manage their weight or control their diabetes.

The brand refresh coincides with the debut of an engaging new website www.waldenfarms.com where people can find appetizing recipe ideas, nutritional facts, product details, store locator information or easily buy direct online.

Consumers who watch calories and carbs use salad dressings 30% more than the average consumer and nearly half of that audience seeks dressings that have zero calories, fat, sugar, or gluten*. These consumers know more than anyone that ‘Small Swaps Save Calories™’. “Walden Farms’ Dressings allow people to control calories, fat, carbohydrates, gluten or sugars without giving up great taste.” says Deborah Sidney, Senior Brand Manager for Walden Farms. “Walden Farms’ dressings are incredibly versatile such as for spreading on sandwiches, dipping with vegetables, and using as marinades for cooking!”

With creamy and vinaigrette varieties in 22 flavors, Walden Farms has a salad dressing for every palate including Bacon Ranch, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Bleu Cheese, Caesar, Chipotle Ranch, French, Honey Dijon, Italian, Ranch, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Sesame Ginger, and Thousand Island. Walden Farms’ salad dressings are available in 12-ounce bottles for a SRP of $4.99 at natural and grocery retailers nationally and is also sold online directly

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The Hard Seltzer Cocktail Book

An ice-cold, sparkling hard seltzer is a tasty, low-cal, refreshing treat on its own. And now, these canned beverages are getting a mixed-drink makeover, thanks to The Hard Seltzer Cocktail Book: 55 Unofficial Recipes for White Claw® Slushies, Truly® Mixers, and More Spiked-Seltzer Drinks by Casie Vogel. The first of its kind, The Hard Seltzer Cocktail Book is your go-to resource for transforming your favorite alcoholic seltzers into deliciously fun cocktails. Whether you’re a fan of Truly®, White Claw®, Vizzy®, or Bud Light Seltzer®, there’s something for everyone with these easy-to-make recipes, including:
♦ Fizzy Fuzzy Navels
♦ Watermelon Sugar Slushy
♦ Feelin’ Bubbly Aperol Raspberry Float
♦ Millennial Cosmo
♦ Summer in Moscow Mules
♦ Truly LIIT (Long Island Iced Tea)
♦ Fizzier French 75, and much more!

Author Casie Vogel, lover of all things carbonated, shares her expertise to help you live your best seltzer life. “Nothing sounds sweeter than the crack of that slim aluminum can. Spring, summer, whatever time of year, it’s hard seltzer season,” she said. At 4 to 6 percent alcohol content, it’s an easy beverage to imbibe anytime of day. “But sometimes you have to take it up a notch…or several,” she said. “What’s the right ratio? What actually tastes like a cocktail, doesn’t skimp, but also doesn’t immediately send you to blackout town? That’s where my help comes in. The recipes are dangerously delicious and designed to get the party going, whether it’s a Friday night pregame or your next big party—or if it’s just been a tough day (girl, you do you). Pick up this book and let’s get bubbly.” The recipes are organized into four different chapters—Boozy Brunch, Summer Slushies, Classy Classics, and Pregame & Party—based on the potential party or day-drinking situation you’ve found yourself in. With the exception of a few single-serving cocktails and the batch “party” cocktails, most of the recipes call for one 12-ounce can of hard seltzer and serve two. The Hard Seltzer Cocktail Book offers everything you need to add a little snap, sparkle, and pop to your favorite cocktails.

Celebrate National Prosecco Week with Mionetto

Sunday, July 18 to Sunday, July 25 is National Prosecco Week

For Mionetto, prosecco is Champagne in Blue Jeans.

The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the Italian government entity that oversees the production of the world’s most popular sparkling wine, has just announced ‘National Prosecco Week’ will return for its 4th annual celebration next month. This year is particularly noteworthy as it’s the first time Prosecco enthusiasts can enjoy the recently launched new Prosecco DOC Rosé wine category that recently debuted in the US.

Those wanting to revel in the weeklong festivities can toast with Mionetto Prosecco Rosé DOC ($15), one of the first Prosecco Rosés to hit the US market and available nationwide. Incredibly unique, the new Prosecco Rosé uses a new blend of Glera (the Prosecco grape) and Pinot Nero. The Glera offers lightness and elegance along with minerality and citrus flavors combined with the Pinot Nero body, which offers structure and flavors of cherries and strawberry- the perfect pairing for poolside drinks and summer grilling. Available for order on Amazon with 1-hour delivery, GoPuff with 30-minute delivery and Drizly.

Other essentials to celebrate National Prosecco Week with Mionetto include:

Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut is the classic rendition that consumers know and love. This sparkling wine has a luminous straw yellow hue, an emphatic yet stylish mousse and aromatic notes of golden apple, white peach and honey with a dry finish.

Mionetto’s Party Pack (Set of 4) mini bottles are ideal for outdoor gatherings or picnics with friends. The individualized portions allow you to forgo the stemware, instead opt for a paper straw for simple sipping. Available in both Prosecco Rosé DOC and the classic Prosecco DOC Brut.

Mionetto’s Chiller Box, available for Prosecco Rosé DOC and Prosecco DOC Brut, is like a pop-up party you can take anywhere. Keep your prosecco perfectly chilled with a convenient and insta-worthy ice bucket design.

Mionetto Prosecco DOC Organic, A sparkling Prosecco with a persistent perlage, it merges delicate fragrances of acacia blossoms and strong tastes of golden apple, pineapple and orange.

Mionetto Prosecco. A great way to bring bubbles into your everyday life. Celebrate life’s little pleasures.

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Lou Malnati’s Tastes of Chicago – Father’s Day Lookbook!

In honor of Father’s Day, we wanted to reach out and celebrate the holiday with some delicious Lou Malnati’s deep dish and Chicago-style food gifts! Just wanted to send a friendly reminder to treat yourself or someone you love to a sweet box of treats shipped nationwide from Tastes of Chicago. Whether you want to indulge yourself, share great Chicago foods with your friends and family, or if you miss the flavors of home – we have everything you crave!

Tastes of Chicago offers hometown favorites from iconic Chicago brands including: Carol’s Gourmet Cookies, Eli’s Cheesecake, Garrett Popcorn Shops, Long Grove Confectionery, Manny’s Deli, Portillo’s, Vienna Beef, Wildfire, and many more! We offer gift packages perfect for any occasion, gift cards, apparel and other merchandise from Lou Malnati’s. Check out the Father’s Day Lookbook (attached) and website (below) for the following:


Top Sellers – Treat dad to Chicago’s best foods from Deerfields Bakery, Garrett Popcorn, Portillo’s Italian Beef, Vienna Beef Hot Dogs and more delicious foods!

· BBQ at Home – Spread the love at home with these delicious items just for dad including Original Nottoli & Son Italian Sausage, Portillo’s Hot Dogs, Real Urban BBQ Pulled Pork, Twin Anchors Baby Back Ribs, Wildfire Filets and more to throw on the grill!

· Gifts for Graduates– Send a gift worthy of their big accomplishment with Capannari Ice Cream, Carol’s Cookies, Portillo’s Chocolate Cake, Sweet Thing Confetti Cookie Cake, Trio of Treats, Vosges Mini Exotic Chocolate Bars and many more sweet options!

Celebrate Father’s Day with Lou’s and your favorite foods! For gift giving made easy – we’ve got you covered. From sweet treats to his favorite deep dish pizza, we have just the thing to make him smile. There’s no better excuse to treat yourself, your dad or someone you love. Please visit www.tastesofchicago.com to order many more delicious options. We’ve been shipping holiday happiness nationwide for over 30 years!

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The Rabbi and the Painter by Shoshana Weiss

Based on stories handed down from the past, The Rabbi and the Painter by Shoshana Weiss and illlustrated by Jennifer Kirkham (9/21/21; ISBN: 978-0-9988527-8-2; Hardcover $19.99; Ages 6-11; 32 pages) tells of the unique relationship between the sixteenth-century Venetian painter Tintoretto and Rabbi Leon of Modena, also known as Rabbi Judah Aryeh. Tintoretto breaks all the artistic rules of the Renaissance with his mannerist painting style while Modena’s interests extended far beyond the typical confines of the ghetto’s synagogue life to the secular world around him. In The Rabbi and the Painter we are transported to a place where cultures mixed to create a breathtaking masterpiece.

Jennifer Kirkham’s colorful illustrations bring Renaissance Venice to life. At the same time, the expressive texture evokes those brush strokes of Tintoretto’s own masterpieces.

My Israel and Me by Alice McGinty

Coming this fall:
Kalaniot Books will be publishing My Israel and Me by Alice McGinty and illustrated by Rotem Teplow (9/21/2021; ISBN: 978-1-7350875-3-5; Hardcover $19.99; Ages 4-11; 32 pages). In recent history, Israel’s role in the world’s consciousness has been one of conflict, but over the centuries, millions of people have also traced their history, culture, and religion back to this tiny desert land. The result is a country with an incredible variety of peoples and traditions, and a diaspora that still feels connected to that homeland, thinking of it as “My Israel.”

Told in verse, the book introduces readers to the diversity of Israel’s people from a child’s perspective. Explanatory text sheds light on the varied cultures and traditions that inspire the special connection many feel with “their Israel.” Though coincidental, this book has arrived at a critical time and Kalaniot Books hopes it proves useful to parents and educators in starting thoughtful conversations and sharing their own insights about the complicated feelings surrounding modern day Israel.