Press Release – Carmel’s Dance Wear (Long Release)

Media Contact: Bryan R. Clarey

bryanclarey@ymail.com

504 460 2309

 

Carmel’s Dance Wear   3004 Cleary Ave.  Metairie, LA  70002    504 457 0101

FOR AUGUST 2012 RELEASE

Carmel’s Dance Wear in Metairie is celebrating its annual “Back to School” sale starting Monday August 13th, 2012 and ending Saturday September 29th, 2012. The dance wear store has been in business for decades and has catered to the dance instruction community with personal, one on one, pointe shoe fittings, as well as dance attire and accessories.  The sale will offer 15% off entire purchases during these dates and operating hours will be extended throughout September 1st – 22nd.  The store will also open on Sundays in September (2nd, 9th, and 16th).

Carmel’s Dance Wear carries a wide variety of pointe shoes including Russian Pointe, Gaynor Minden, Bloch, Suffolk, and more; jazz shoes, tap shoes, leotards, tights, etc. and anything else needed for dance school uniforms, for children and adults.  In addition, Carmel’s staff is knowledgeable in pointe shoe fitting, which is of the utmost importance to avoid injuries when someone dances on pointe.

Carmel’s also has a long-lasting relationship with many dancing schools including Giacobbe, Helena Hosch, Dancer’s Pointe, Kelli’s Kreative, and many more. Each school is contacted before the sale, making sure the correct merchandise is in stock and ensuring the uniforms are what the dance companies require their students to wear.  The owner, Mindy Carrigee is not only a permanent fixture in the store but she’s also an alumnus from NOCCA and Labourdette. Carrigee has not only studied locally, but also with the dance companies Hubbard Street in Chicago and Malashock in San Diego.  In addition, Carrigee was trained by Turkish Ballet Master, Ceyhun Ozsoy and has competed and won in numerous solo and group national competitions throughout her career.  All of the staff at Carmel’s Dance Wear is ready to help with any questions or concerns customers may have regarding dance uniform needs.  Gifts for that special dancer are available for purchase, as well.

Check out their Facebook page by searching “Carmel’s Dance Wear Metairie” or give them a call at 504 457 0101.  This “Back to School” sale is always a success (Saturdays being the busiest), so don’t miss out on saving a ton of money; 15% off an entire purchase is a substantial savings during these lean economic times.  On top of the savings, Carmel’s participates in a program, year round, called “loyalty points” that will add up in customers’ “personal store accounts” on purchases during the year and during the sale (but the points can only be redeemed during non-sale times).  They add up quickly and provide some extra savings customers can enjoy later on in the year!

Carmel’s Dance Wear is located at 3004 Cleary Ave. in Metairie, in between Veterans Memorial Blvd. and the Cleary I-10 overpass.

Press Release – Recirculating Farms Coalition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                   

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 Media & Member Contact:

 Bryan R. Clarey

        bryanclarey@ymail.com     

                                                                  504 460 2309 

Recirculating Farms Coalition

5721 Magazine Street #191

New Orleans, LA 70115

www.recirculatingfarms.org

info@recirculatingfarms.org

Phone 813 785 8386

Fax 813 774 6595

                                                               

The Recirculating Farms Coalition is a 501c3 that supports building eco-friendly farms using clean recycled water to grow local, accessible, fresh food and create stable green jobs. These farms are already present at the Rouses in the CBD and Hollygrove Market. The coalition, started by Executive Director Marianne Cufone, Esq. believes access to local, fresh fruits and vegetables and promoting the revolutionary hydroponic, aquaculture, and aquaponic methods of growing food in any environment is a viable solution. The promotion of stable green jobs is another bonus. Education, community outreach, and research, are paramount to the success of the Coalition.  The main goal is to make healthy and fresh food available to everyone, no matter where they live.

Recirculating Farms promote an ecologically friendly method of raising fish and plants without threat of harm to the environment or human health.  There are no antibiotics or chemicals used in these farms. Also, there is nominal “carbon footprints” involved with these methods of farming because the food is grown where it will be eaten, instead of transported thousands of miles as in conventional farming. In addition, Recirculating Farms are not connected to any natural waterways, meaning the threat of pollution to water or the escape of the farm raised fish is not an issue.  Indeed, the current and unsustainable method of farming fish in oceans presents the same negative consequences being realized with concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and factory farms.  The waste and disease is a problem for them, but not for Recirculating Farms.  This method is popping up all over the globe and Cufone chose New Orleans as the home base because of its love of food!

Recirculating Farms Coalition will participate in several charitable events including a “Fresh Food Drive”, as well as educating farmers, fishermen, foodies, bartenders, servers, and chefs on the benefits of using the recirculating farming method, and many other charitable endeavors. The organization’s members will work in solidarity with one another to achieve these goals and celebrate during Mardi Gras with a parade, “Cru Di Te” ( a play on the vegetable appetizer tray).  This will not only raise awareness of recirculating farms but will allow members to promote the need for recirculating farms, in a fun and exciting way, and typical of New Orleans culture.  Memberships are for anyone involved in the local food, farming, fishing, restaurant, bar, grocery store industry, etc.  All inquiries can be directed to Bryan @ bryanclarey@ymail.com or Marianne @ mcufone@recirculatingfarms.org.                                  Follow on Twitter: @Recircfarms or on Facebook: facebook.com/recirculatingfarmscoalition

Press Release – Carmel’s Dance Wear (Short Release)

Media Contact: Bryan R. Clarey

bryanclarey@ymail.com

504 460 2309

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 13, 2012

Carmel’s Dance Wear in Metairie is celebrating its annual “Back to School” sale starting Monday August 13th, 2012 and ending Saturday September 29th, 2012. The dance wear store has been in business for decades and has catered to the dance instruction community with personal, one on one, pointe shoe fittings, as well as dance attire and accessories.  The sale will offer 15% off entire purchases during these dates and operating hours will be extended throughout August and September.

Carmel’s Dance Wear carries a wide variety of pointe shoes including Russian Pointe, Gaynor Minden, Bloch, Fuzi, and more; jazz shoes, tap shoes, leotards, tights, etc. and anything else needed for dance school uniforms, for children and adults.  In addition, Carmel’s staff is knowledgeable in pointe shoe fitting, which is of the utmost importance to guarantee no injuries will result when someone dances on pointe.

Carmel’s also has a long-lasting relationship with many local and “not so local” dancing schools. Each school is contacted before the sale, making sure the correct merchandise is in stock and ensuring the uniforms are what the dance companies require their students to wear.  The owner, Mindy Carrigee is not only a permanent fixture in the store but she’s also an alumnus from NOCCA and Labourdette. Carrigee has competed in numerous dance competitions throughout her dance career, throughout the United States.  All of the staff is ready to help with any questions or concerns customers may have regarding dance uniform needs.  Gifts for that special dancer are available for purchase, as well.

Check out their Facebook page by searching “Carmel’s Dance Wear Metairie” or give them a call at 504 457 0101.  This “Back to School” sale is always a success (Saturdays being the busiest), so don’t miss out on saving a ton of money; 15% off an entire purchase is a substantial savings during these lean economic times.  On top of the savings, Carmel’s participates in a program, year round, called “loyalty points” that will add up in “personal store accounts” on purchases during the year and during the sale (but they can only be redeemed during non-sale times).  They add up quickly and provide some extra savings customers can enjoy later on in the year!

Press Release – Restaurant Fire Grayton Beach FL.

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 Grayton Beach, FL

Media Contact:  Bryan R. Clarey

504 460 2309

 bryanclarey@yahoo.com

                                                                                      Restaurant Fire

 55 Clayton Lane

 Grayton Beach, FL 32459

 850 231 9020

www.restaurantfire.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 20, 2009

FIRE and Executive Chef Celebrate 2 years on the Emerald Coast!

Grayton Beach, FL – Executive Chef Carl Schaubhut is a 27 year old New Orleans native and coming from a Cajun French and Italian background, he literally grew up in the kitchen.  With a very large extended family of cooks, some even published, the kitchen was always the gathering spot for the family.  He attended Louisiana State University, graduating with a degree in business management, with an entrepreneurship concentration.  Aspiring to go to culinary school, he began working in various restaurants in the Baton Rouge area, while teaching himself culinary arts and gaining food knowledge.

After LSU, Carl wanted to understand the restaurant business fully and worked in the front of the house under Chef Tom Wolfe, then owner of Wolfe’s of New Orleans and now Peristyle, and Wolfe’s in the Warehouse.  He gained a plethora of wine, food, and fine dining knowledge and then opened Fire in New Orleans in 2005, under then Chef Sunny Groom, formerly of the St. Supery Winery in Napa, CA.

After hurricane Katrina, Carl once again opened Fire and he and the staff helped revive a restaurant and a city, being one of the first restaurants open after the storm.  With a faltering neighborhood and a great opportunity in Grayton Beach, Florida, Carl opened Fire for a third time as Executive Chef. The chef’s cuisine is inspired by the many cultures and cuisines he has been a part of growing up in a diverse city such as New Orleans.  His food has been described as casual fine dining, American contemporary.  Chef Carl strives to incorporate different types of ingredients, cuisines, and techniques, along with freshness and locality, in all the dishes he designs.  He is young, full of passion, and continues to grow.  Carl and the rest of the staff at Fire are thrilled to be entering their 3rd year of business on the Emerald Coast.

 

“The minute you stop learning is the minute you stop cooking.” 

Press Release – heart-pounder.com

                                                 Media Contact: Bryan Clarey

                                                                                             504 460 2309

                                                                                bryanclarey@yahoo.com

             Heart-pounder.com

             by Harmony Kubiak

 

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Jewelry at heart-pounder.com

Atlanta, Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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February 3, 2010

Atlanta, GA – Harmony Kubiak knows jewelry, and isn’t afraid to design it.  The New Orleans native, now in Atlanta, has perfected the art of making, and selling, the most unique and modern jewelry of our time.  Her style is metal meets vintage, naughty meets Victorian.  Kubiak uses only the finest of ingredients to create the perfect piece of jewelry: Swarovski Crystals, Czech glass, Olivine Quartz, and Lucite mingled with brass and other metals are all prevalent in her designs.  Don’t be surprised when you find a “vintage” or “art nouveau” chain or charm dangling from your necklace or earrings; Kubiak uses them copiously.

Kubiak’s 100% hand-made jewelry is heavily influenced by nature and the elements, with edginess unmatched in the world of jewelry design.  Heart-pounder.com jewelry pieces appeal to the angst ridden teenager in all of us but also to the most refined and regal mother or grandmother, all at an affordable price.  Kubiak admits she looks at other designers’ pieces and gets some inspiration from them.  She knows what they “should” look like and makes her own vision come to life in her designs.  Interestingly, Kubiak has used “broken” pieces of jewelry found from junk yards or antique stores and loves her “Green Way” of handcrafting. “The best way is just playing with different pieces together & seeing what happens in the end. I’ve also purchased missing parts/broken jewelry from stores and taken them apart to re-create something new – my green way of designing” states Kubiak.

To top it off, the necklaces, bracelets, and earrings arrive to the customer in the most unique packaging; Gourmet Gift Wrapping available to make the jewelry’s arrival to you or your loved one even more special.  The Gourmet Gift Wrapping changes with the seasons and will be personalized for the occasion; ordering something for your mother on her birthday will be different than an order for Valentine’s Day.  Gourmet Gift Wrapping for Mother’s Day includes vintage boxes, fresh-cut roses, ribbon, and a sweet little card.

Harmony Kubiak is a native of New Orleans, LA who left the Big Easy after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  Jewelry, make-up, and fashion have always been her passion; her creativity and individuality is best represented in her designs. She came up with the name Heart-Pounder from the feeling of seeing something you really love and feel you must have it. “OMG!  I’ve got to have that necklace!!!” and your heart “pounds” for it.  Not only has Kubiak conquered the jewelry design business but she is a freelance make-up artist serving clients all over America.  Kubiak was the key make-up artist for the movie The Fat Boy Chronicles which will be opening soon.