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adidas Originals By Pharrell Williams Launching Limited Chinese New Year Hu Pack

Maintaining their commitment to inspiring creativity though sport and design, Pharrell Williams and adidas Originals deliver the PW CNY pack, featuring special Chinese New Year make-ups of the SolarHu Glide and BYW models.

Poignant odes to Chinese culture feature throughout the design of each sneaker. Taking inspiration from Chinese color symbolism both shoes are made up in predominantly red uppers with gold embellishments, seeking to bring good fortune and happiness to the wearer in the New Year. Continuing this theme, the SolarHu Glide CNY features an embroidered ‘Fú’ symbol on its upper, which is traditionally placed upside-down on the doors of Chinese homes in order to bring prosperity to the household. Similarly, the BYW CNY features the word ‘ambition’ embroidered across both the left and right uppers, inspiring its wearer to remain determined throughout the coming year.

Featuring a red and black knitted upper combined with a full length BOOST sole, the SolarHu Glide CNY seamlessly blends striking visual tones with unparalleled performance running technology. Meanwhile, boasting a blend of soft breathable knit fabrics atop a split sole with white BOOST heel tooling, the BYW CNY model represents the pinnacle of comfort and aesthetic design.

The adidas Originals By Pharrell Williams Chinese New Year Hu Pack will release globally on Friday, January 26th.

Matt Damon And Sarah Jessica Parker And THE DUDE Look To Pour It Forward

Stella Artois and Water.org co-founder Matt Damon are kicking off a campaign that’s rallying America to “Pour it Forward” by choosing Stella to help end the global water crisis.

And this year, they’re recruiting some famous friends to spread the word, starting with Jeff Bridges and Sarah Jessica Parker for the cause.

In a new :15 digital spot, available here, Sarah Jessica Parker revisits her iconic role of Carrie Bradshaw in a homage to Sex and the City’s opening sequence. Carrie can’t “help but wonder” what might happen if she changed up her ‘usual’ drink, the Cosmo, in favor of a Stella, to help give access to clean water for someone living without it.

HOW DONATIONS WORK:

It’s so easy to get involved, for every Stella purchased from now until March 31, 2019, the brand will donate a month of access to clean water to someone living without it, through their longstanding partnership with water.org.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

The more Stella enjoyed, the more lives changed – so stock up on Stella Artois for your Super Bowl party, birthday party or snowed-in movie night to help give access to clean water for someone in need.

Maker’s Mark Teams Up With Top Chef

This summer, Bravo filmed its 19th season of “Top Chef” in Kentucky, highlighting all that the Bluegrass State has to offer, and in tonight’s episode airing at 9/8c, the cast visit our very own Maker’s Mark Distillery!  While the episode will only last sixty minutes, the collaboration between Bravo’s “Top Chef” and Maker’s Mark will extend much longer in the form of…

A limited edition bottle of Maker’s Mark Private Select, created in partnership with the cast and launching on December 14th at the distillery and select Kentucky retailers for $79.99.

These full recipes and images featured on the episode that have since been integrated into the menu at their on-campus restaurant, Star Hill Provisions. Below is the winning recipe.

Spoon Bread With Étouffée Sauce

YIELD: 4 PORTIONS

This recipe dazzled the judges on Bravo’s Top Chef. The same thing happened at Maker’s Mark when we prepared it ourselves. You can see our effort pictured here. The recipe is the creation of Nini Nguyen, who was raised in New Orleans and is the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants. This is apparent in her cooking, which embraces the rich culinary cultures of both Vietnam and Louisiana. You can enjoy the New Orleans part of this equation at home by trying your hand at this episode-winning recipe. Loretto, Ky., makes a showing here too with a Maker’s Mark deglaze.

Check Out The Latest From MTN DEW

MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL – the newest, customized beverage for gamers – is now available for purchase nationwide.  MTN DEW AMP also revealed partnerships with ESL and Counter Logic Gaming as part of the drink’s launch.

With a unique can that boasts a re-sealable lid, a no-slip grip, and ingredients that together have been shown to improve accuracy and alertness, the drink helps gamers unlock a new level of gaming. It is available in four vitamin-charged and caffeine boosted flavors. Key details include:

Partnership with Ubisoft: New beverage is teaming up with one of the biggest names in gaming to deliver valuable assets within the most highly anticipated games, including the upcoming Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Purchases of the new beverage will provide access to the private beta for The Division 2 and more throughout the year. ESL Sponsorship: The beverage is also now the official global beverage partner of major global events within the ESL ecosystem including ESL’s premier competitions, ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters and ESL Pro League. New Roster Members: Counter Logic Gaming joins the brand’s professional gaming roster which currently includes Team Dignitas, Immortals, SK Gaming – and most recently, Team OpTic.

Reebok Classic Is Starting Off Strong This Year

Reebok Classic is kicking off the season with the launch of its Newest Aztrek colorways and complimentary electric blue tracksuit, bringing to life the street style and creative culture of the 90s. This trailblazing launch inspires individuals to rebel against the mainstream and embrace their differences as sources of creativity.

Originally designed in 1993, the Aztrek changed the game as an innovative runner that forged its own path to a legendary reputation in sneaker culture. Daring, bold and brash for its time, the Aztrek franchise continues to celebrate this heritage through this newest iteration. Launching in bright new colorways, CRUSHED COBALT/SOLAR YELLOW and PINK FUSION/URBAN VIOLET, the Aztrek OG features a lightweight Hexalite technology for cushioning, a medial EVA midsole for shock absorption and motion control, and a diamond studded outsole for stability and traction on all terrains. The wearer will challenge the conformity of today’s culture and feel encouraged to express themselves through unique one-of-a-kind looks that allow them to own their vibe, without worrying about what anyone else is doing.

New Year, New Drink With Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer

Are you looking for a new beverage to celebrate the weekend or special event? Check out BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer. The original SpikedSeltzer has been revamped with a new name, new packaging, new recipe and new flavors – Introducing BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer.

Think of it as our version 2.0: BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer gives you the great taste you love but now with:

●        0 grams of sugar

●        90 Calories

●        Botanical flavors – Enjoy premium fan favorites plus new Pear Elderflower, Hibiscus Clementine and Black Cherry Rosemary

BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer will hit shelves this month. Make sure you look out for them and also their Super Bowl ad next month!

Tis The Season For Rose

Looking for something different this holiday season? Make your holiday wishes come true with the Very Merry Sparkling Raspberry Rosé, because we believe that every season is rosé season. Hosting a full house? Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle, skip the individual cocktails. Easy-to-make Holi-yay Punch is the best way to please all your friends and family without the hassle of having to make everyone their own glass.

Also, if you haven’t heard Smirnoff Seltzer announced that they are spending up to $50,000 and upgrading travelers from their coach middle seats – a nice bump worth up to $3,125 for each adult entrant selected this holiday season!

Very Merry Sparkling Raspberry Rosé

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer Raspberry Rosé
  • 1 oz.  Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
  • 2 oz Raspberry juice
  • Raspberries for garnish

Directions:

First, rim the champagne glasses with edible glitter. Next, pour in raspberry juice, Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka and top with Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer Raspberry Rosé. Garnish with raspberries and sprig of mint or rosemary.

Holi-yay Punch

Ingredients:

  • 2 bottles Smirnoff Ice Strawberry
  • 2 bottles Smirnoff Ice Original
  • 1.5 cups Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
  • 4 cups Blood Orange Juice
  • 4 cups Pomegranate
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup - optional
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Blood orange slices
  • Pomegranate arils
  • Fresh mint leaves

Directions:

First, mix everything together into a punch bowl or large pitcher, except Smirnoff Ice Original. Next, pour punch into glasses, top with Smirnoff Ice Original and garnish with mint leaves, pomegranate arils, strawberries and blood orange slice.

Follow The Captains Orders And Refresh Your Wardrobe

December is here! The last month of year will bring us holiday parties. If you are looking for something to wear and spice things up you will want to check out the latest collaboration. Captain Morgan has teamed up with Tipsy Elves to launch the perfect collection of holiday apparel.

Captain Morgan’s online store and the Tipsy Elves’ site are chock-full of all the sweaters, onesies and jumpsuits you need to get your holiday festivities on. See below for a handful of photos of the e-merch including Captain Morgan Chief Party Officer Adam Devine modeling the holiday sweater and funsie onesie, as well as a light up sweater and sweater for two option.

Crown Royal Serves Up Some Great Holiday Cocktails

Tis the season to have fun with family and friends. As you get together to celebrate the holidays we here at MANjr want to let you know about some great cocktail ideas from Crown Royal.

Whether you are looking for an Old Fashioned or trying a sparkling vanilla cider Crown Royal and it’s many varieties will server all your needs. Here are a few recipes that you and your friends will be able to try out. As always Crown Royal reminds you to enjoy responsibly.

Crown Royal Holiday Sour

·         1.5 oz CR Deluxe

·         .75 oz Lemon juice

·         .75 oz Cinnamon Syrup

·         Float red wine

·         Shake/Rocks/Float dry red wine/Orange wedge

Crown Royal Sparkling Vanilla Cider.

·         2 oz CR Vanilla

·         2 oz Apple cider

·         .5 oz Lemon juice

·         Top up with Ginger beer

·         Shake/Highball/Top up with ginger beer/Apple slices

Crown Royal XR Old Fashioned.

·         1.5 oz CR XR

·         .25 oz Maple syrup

·         2 dashes Angostura bitters

·         Stir/Rocks/Orange twist

When Whiskey Meets Beer

The Tennessee Brew Works and George Dickel collaboration is back by popular demand! This week on Nov. 30, the duo is releasing Tennessee Brew Works Vintage TENN. “NO. 12” Imperial Porter aged in George Dickel No. 12 whisky barrels, which will be available for purchase at the Tennessee Brew Works Taproom and Cascade Hollow Distillery in Tennessee.

This beer is a great addition to any beer lover’s collection and around just in time for the holidays. We recommend pairing the beer with braised meats, roasted vegetables, dessert of all kinds, and even at holiday dinners!

Appearance is a dark imperial porter approaching midnight black on a moonless night. The aroma is a chocolate, coffee, soft spice and smoky notes from the George Dickel No. 12 barrel

There are layers of dark and bitter chocolate, roasted coffee, faint cinnamon, whisky and vanilla. Characteristics leading into a medium to dry finish with a ABV: 9%. It pairs well with braised meats, roasted vegetables, desserts of all kinds.