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Monday, March 2, 2015

Remarkable Real Estate Listings: Stribling March 2015

Stribling’s Top 50 Listings as of 3/2/15 

180 Avenue of the Americas - $28M -

26 East 80th Street - $21M -

25 North Moore Street – $17.5M -

180 Avenue of the Americas - $17.5M -

22 East 95th Street - $16.9M -

141 East 88th Street - $16M -

167 East 71st Street – $13.995M -

252 East 57th Street - $13.15M -

141 East 88th Street - $12.85M -

508 West 24th Street - $12.5M -

1049 Fifth Avenue - $11.5M -

39 Vestry Street - $11.495M -

151 East 78th Street - $10.85M -

1 Sutton Place South - $9.995M -

141 East 88th Street - $9.75M -

252 East 57th Street - $9.35M -

115 Central Park West - $8.495M -

141 East 88th Street - $8.45M -

252 East 57th Street - $8.35M -

279 Central Park West - $7.5M -

155 East 72nd Street - $7.25M –

141 East 88th St (11F) - $7.15M -

32 West 20th Street - $6.995M -

1175 Park Avenue - $6.95M –

146 West 57th Street - $6.5M -

900 Fifth Avenue - $6.475M -

234 East 23rd Street (PH) - $6.445M

180 Avenue of the Americas - $6.35M -

252 East 57th Street - $6.35M -

180 Avenue of the Americas - $6.2M -

141 East 88th Street - $5.995M

17 East 73rd Street – $5.8M –

206 East 73rd Street – $5.785 - 

252 East 57th Street - $5.75M -

252 East 57th Street - $5.75M -

127 West 79th Street - $5.495M -

1725 York Avenue - $5.25M –

215 East 48th Street - $5.2M -

345 East 57th Street - $5.1M -

252 East 57th Street - $4.925M -

252 East 52nd Street - $4.925M -

252 East 57th Street - $4.735 -


FASHION ALERT: Whom You Know Features the Best in Fashion From Edit and Stitch by BJI Fashion Group, Curve, Sole Commerce and Coterie by ENK February 2015: Paul Mayer Attitudes, Geiger and Emilio Cavallini

It's not who you know, it's WHOM YOU KNOW we keep telling you! Recently we saw the best of fashion at the Javits Center in New York over five trade shows last week. Who did we like best?

The answers won't be a surprise, but we are reaching out to some new brands so stay tuned!

1. Paul Mayer Attitudes
Paul was so popular, every time we went to see him he had buyers ordering. So we are using his Mover and Shaker picture...

About our pal Paul:
Paul Mayer's luxuriously, comfortable designs keep women coming back for multiple -- even dozens -- of pairs. Classic, yet contemporary and always comfortable, his shoes are an addiction that we highly recommend. A staple of the Paul Mayer collection is the simple ballet-flat, with true ballerina construction for a perfect fit that comes in a variety of colors and materials. A cult favorite is the cozy, a flat with lavender-scent infused soles adding style and fragrance to collector's closets as Paul's designs emerge in sophisticated design incarnations season after season in the most incredible hues, textures and modern innovations in luxury footwear because we know firsthand how incredibly brilliant he is. Mayer founded the brand in 2004 with partner, Jeff Levy. All shoes in the line are manufactured in Spain’s Valencia region, along the Mediterranean coast by a skilled staff of 12 artisans. They craft each pair of shoes with an old-world attention to detail that includes in-house embroidery, quilting and stitching as well as custom tanned leather. This allows the brand to cater to each retailer’s specific demands in with timely and consistent alacrity, with orders completed in an unheard-of 3 to 5 weeks. When not in New York, Paul can be found traveling to his myriad of stores across the country meeting his loyal clientele or vacationing in his favorite spot, the Royal Hawaiian on Waikiki Beach. 

Paul Mayer is a Mover and Shaker: 

For more on these shoes:
Paul and Peachy's feet

2. Geiger
Connie St. George of Geiger, Hansgeorg Geiger (his grandmother started the brand) and Peachy Deegan. Of course, they are all wearing Geiger. 

Austrian Luxury Brand GEIGER is excited to introduce its newest collection to the US market. 2015 features fun colors and styles that can take you from the office to a dinner engagement or from the grocery store to the soccer game. Geiger has tapped all its resources to find out what today's woman wants to see in our Collection. With the input of the Geiger children and feedback from around the world the new “Geiger” look has arrived. This over 100-year-old family owned business is stronger than ever with its new twist on an old favorite: the Tyrolean jacket. Today's version features body hugging lightweight boiled wool that wraps around your body and accents all the positives while concealing the negatives. New buttons, contrast trims and accents make each style a one of a kind item that is sure to get you noticed. Geiger didn't forget our classic customer either. You can still find all those basic items necessary to build an outstanding wardrobe. Some good old favorites in new colors and a few updated versions of a classic cut. We also remembered the sport conscious individual! Each new collection features a Sport section of casual and fun pieces for the woman on the go. Whatever your lifestyle and wherever you live, there's something for everyone in GEIGER's new Collections. Classics reinvented inspired by the Gatsby Era, action heroes from the 50's & 60's and classic beauties like Grace Kelly. Click on the link to visit our website and find a store near you.

3. Emilio Cavallini
Even better, his daughter LISA!
and his son, LORENZO:
Most importantly, Lisa and Peachy's legs:
Emilio Cavallini is a Mover and Shaker:

Creativity and cutting edge technologies are the two assets of Stilnovo, a company which was founded in 1970 and produces and distributes hosiery and seamless garments worldwide.
Emilio Cavallini is the founder and the intuitive mind behind the company. He has made Stilnovo into one of the most competitive companies in its field. The Cavallini style has become known as innovative and ahead of fashion trends.
Throughout the creation of a collection, Emilio Cavallini's thought is to make hosiery no longer a simple intimate garment but an accessory which complements and makes a simple and personal outfit special. Every season Stilnovo upgrades his products to bring an edge to women all around the world.Since the beginning Stilnovo has upgraded hosiery to a new level and turned wearing tights into a rewarding experience.
The items produced are: ladies tights, over the knee, knee-highs, socks and seamless garments, and the line is divided into crochets, fishnets, jacquards, devoré, printed and metallic.
In its 40 years of hosiery experience, Stilnovo has also channeled its know-how in body-wear, producing for the first seamless garments. Highly automated machines allow Stilnovo to work with micro fiber and also natural fiber such as: cotton, pure wool, viscose, silk and cashmere.
All the production phases knitting, dying, ironing, printing, finishing and packing, take place in San Miniato (near Florence-Italy).

And here is one new friend we made...stay tuned to see if this brand rises to the review occasion!
We were sold on the bear.
Happy March! Spring fashion is coming soon!

And for more on Peachy's headband:

Ellen is so booked at her showroom she does not go to trade shows.

The Best Milliner in Manhattan 
Official Milliner of Whom You Know: 

By appointment in her showroom 
Ellen Christine is a Mover and Shaker: 
With two covers on Italian Vogue, Ellen Christine is well known throughout the accessories industry, both here and in Europe and is currently gracing the American cover of the Harper's Bazaar September 2013 issue. Featured in Vogue, W Magazine, and Harper's Bazaar magazines multiple times over the past three decades of her career, Ellen Christine is much sought after by editors and celebrity clientele as well. Her hats walk into some of the best events in town. Fashion is her business, and those in the know beat their way to her Soho showroom, for private appointments, collaborations and the world’s best to put on their heads.


NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THIRD ANNUAL MUSIC EDUCATOR AWARD™ PRESENTED BY THE RECORDING ACADEMY® AND THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION® Winner And Nine Finalists to Receive Cash Honorariums, with Generous Support and Resources Provided by the GRAMMY Foundation®'s Education Champions Converse, Disney Performing Arts, Ford Motor Company Fund, Journeys and Microsoft Our Coverage Sponsored by Maine Woolens

Maine Woolens is a weaver of blanket and throws located in Brunswick, Maine. We work primarily with natural fibers, like cottons and worsted wools and are committed to using renewable natural fibers from American growers whenever possible. We do piece dyeing and package dyeing in house and the combined experience of our excellent employees exceeds 300 years. Our wool and cotton blankets and throws are 100 percent machine washable, soft and luxurious to the touch, cozy warm and comfortably light. We have many styles to choose from. Our clients are very positive about our products and happy to support a Made in Maine, USA company. Jo Miller is a Mover and Shaker: 

Visit our website at

We have been highly recommended by Whom You Know: 

Maine Woolens, affordable luxury and tradition. 


Applications for the third annual Music Educator Award™ are currently online; to nominate a teacher, visit The deadline to nominate is March 15, 2015. The award is open to current U.S. music teachers, and anyone can nominate a teacher — students, parents, friends, colleagues, community members, school deans, and administrators. Teachers are also able to nominate themselves. Nominated teachers will be notified and invited to fill out an application.

The Music Educator Award application process will adjust each year to allow the broad array of effective teaching styles and methods used in the discipline to be recognized and awarded.

Jared Cassedy of Windham High School in Windham, N.H., was announced as therecipient of the 2015 Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy®and the GRAMMY Foundation®. Nine other music teachers from nine cities across eight states were finalists for the award. In total, more than 7,000 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states.

WHAT: The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators (kindergarten through college, public and private schools) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools.

Each year, one recipient will be selected from 10 finalists and will be recognized for his/her remarkable impact on students' lives. The third annual winner will be flown to Los Angeles to accept the award and receive a $10,000 honorarium at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception honoring recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award and Technical GRAMMY® Award during GRAMMY Week 2016. The winner will also attend the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® ceremony, and a range of GRAMMY Foundation events. The nine additional finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium, and the schools of all 10 finalists will receive matching grants. The honorariums and grants provided to the finalists and schools are made possible by the generosity and support of the GRAMMY Foundation's Education Champions Converse,Disney Performing Arts, Ford Motor Company Fund, Journeys, and Microsoft.

WHEN: Deadline is March 15, 2015. 

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1988 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students' musical experiences, The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation partnered to present their first Music Educator Award in 2014. Open to current U.S. music teachers in kindergarten through college, the third annual Music Educator Award will be presented at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception during GRAMMY Week 2016. For more information about the Music Educator Award, please visit For more information about the Foundation, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, please like "GRAMMY in the Schools®" on Facebook, follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter (@GRAMMYFdn) and join us on Instagram(@GRAMMYFdn).

Converse Inc., based in N. Andover, Mass., is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as "America's Original Sports Company"™ and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the Chuck Taylor® All Star® shoe, the Jack Purcell® shoe and the One Star® shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including lifestyle men's, women's and children's footwear, apparel and accessories. Converse product is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries and through 87 company-owned retail locations in the U.S. For more information, visit

Disney Performing Arts unlocks student potential and helps young people make their own dreams come true — whether it's performing in front of an international audience of thousands at Disney theme parks and resorts or honing their craft in enriching workshops and clinics taught by entertainment professionals. Every year, thousands of vocal, instrumental, and other ensembles travel from around the world to participate in Disney Performing Arts programs at the Disneyland Resort in Southern California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Disney delivers workshops and performance opportunities that enrich, inspire and often lead to life-changing personal achievement. 

Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services works with community partners to advance driving safety, education and community life. For more than 60 years, Ford Motor Company Fund has operated with ongoing funding from Ford Motor Company. The award-winning Ford Driving Skills for Life program teaches new drivers through a variety of hands-on and interactive methods. Innovation in education is encouraged through national programs that enhance high school learning and provide college scholarships and university grants. Through the Ford Volunteer Corps, more than 25,000 Ford employees and dealers work on projects each year that better their communities in more than 30 countries. For more information,

Journeys is a leader in the teen specialty retail scene, with more than 800 stores in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Journeys uses fashion savvy and merchandising science to keep in step with the fast-paced footwear and accessories market for 13- to 22-year-old guys and girls. Journeys offers a wide variety of trendy, relevant brands that cater to teens that seek the hottest, new styles. However, the Journeys store is more than a retail environment — it's an extension of the teen lifestyle. From the plasma TVs playing exclusive content and the latest music videos, to the visual merchandising strategy and promotions, to the employees whose image and style reflect the customers' lifestyle and attitude. In addition, Journeys reaches its customers through, a mobile website, catalog, national advertising, strategic cross-promotions, social media and grassroots events like the Noise Tour. Journeys — An Attitude You Can Wear! Journeys is a division of Genesco Inc.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.


#PlainsIndians Landmark Exhibition Exploring Beauty, Power, and Spiritual Resonance of Native Indian Art Opens at Metropolitan Museum March 9 Exhibition to Offer In-Depth View of Plains Indian Artistic Masterworks Our Coverage Sponsored by Paul Mayer Attitudes

Robe, ca. 1700–1740. Eastern Plains artist, probably Illinois, Mid-Mississippi River basin. Native tanned leather, pigment. Paris (France), Musée du quai Branly, 71.1878.32.134

Paul Mayer's luxuriously, comfortable designs keep women coming back for multiple -- even dozens -- of pairs. Classic, yet contemporary and always comfortable, his shoes are an addiction that we highly recommend. A staple of the Paul Mayer collection is the simple ballet-flat, with true ballerina construction for a perfect fit that comes in a variety of colors and materials. A cult favorite is the cozy, a flat with lavender-scent infused soles adding style and fragrance to collector's closets as Paul's designs emerge in sophisticated design incarnations season after season in the most incredible hues, textures and modern innovations in luxury footwear because we know firsthand how incredibly brilliant he is. Mayer founded the brand in 2004 with partner, Jeff Levy. All shoes in the line are manufactured in Spain’s Valencia region, along the Mediterranean coast by a skilled staff of 12 artisans. They craft each pair of shoes with an old-world attention to detail that includes in-house embroidery, quilting and stitching as well as custom tanned leather. This allows the brand to cater to each retailer’s specific demands in with timely and consistent alacrity, with orders completed in an unheard-of 3 to 5 weeks. When not in New York, Paul can be found traveling to his myriad of stores across the country meeting his loyal clientele or vacationing in his favorite spot, the Royal Hawaiian on Waikiki Beach. 

Paul Mayer is a Mover and Shaker: 


Exhibition Dates: March 9—May 10, 2015
Exhibition Location: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, Second Floor, Gallery 999

A major exhibition featuring extraordinary works created by Native American people of the Plains region will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, beginning March 9. Bringing together more than 150 iconic works from European and North American collections—many never before seen in a public exhibition in North America—The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky will explore the beauty, power, and spiritual resonance of Plains Indian art. Ranging from an ancient stone pipe and painted robes to drawings, paintings, collages, photographs, and a contemporary video installation, the exhibition will reflect the significant place that Plains Indian culture holds in the heritage of North America and in European history. It will also convey the continuum of hundreds of years of artistic tradition, maintained against a backdrop of monumental cultural change. A selection of modern and contemporary works not seen at other venues of the exhibition will provide a compelling narrative about the ongoing vitality of Plains art. 

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum, said: "Through outstanding works of art from the Plains region, this ambitious exhibition demonstrates the long history of change and creative adaptation that characterizes Native American art. It is an important opportunity to highlight the artistic traditions that are indigenous to North America and to present them in the context of the Met's global collections."

The exhibition is made possible by the Enterprise Holdings Endowment, an Anonymous Foundation, and the Diane W. and James E. Burke Fund.

It was organized by the Musée du quai Branly, Paris, in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and in partnership with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. 

Works on View
Drawn from 81 institutions and private collections in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States, the exhibition will represent the art traditions of many Native Nations. The distinct Plains aesthetic will be revealed through an array of forms and media: sculptural works in stone, wood, antler, and shell; porcupine quill and glass-bead embroidery; feather work; painted robes; ornamented clothing; composite works; and ceremonial objects, works on paper, paintings, and photography. 

Organized chronologically, the first gallery will showcase pre-contact works, including important sculptural pieces in stone and shell. One of the highlights in this room will be the 2,000-year-oldHuman Effigy Pipe made of pipestone, depicting a deified ancestor or mythical hero. Influential works from adjacent regions are included in this section. 

The 19th-century works in the exhibition will include key pieces long associated with westward expansion. Among them are calumets, the long and elaborate pipes shared and given as gifts in the systems of protocol that were developed to establish diplomacy and trade between Europeans and the inhabitants of the “New World” whom they encountered on the Plains.

The reintroduction of the horse to North America by the Spanish, beginning at the end of the 16th century, revolutionized Plains Indians cultures in many ways—particularly as a boon to the buffalo hunt. In the exhibition, there will be a section presenting some of the best examples of 19th-century horse gear, weapons, clothing, and shields associated with a florescence of culture in the area. One highlight among them is a Lakota horse effigy, believed to honor and memorialize a horse that died in battle as the result of multiple gunshot wounds. 

The substantial changes brought on by reservation life, beginning in the 19th century, engendered various artistic responses, ranging from instances of assimilation to acts of resistance to confinement. They will be conveyed by several masterworks in the exhibition, including important regalia used for the practice of prophetic religions. Among them are an elaborate bead-embroidered Otoe-Missouria Faw Faw coat with symbols, associated with ceremonialism and the desire to restore balance in a world that had become untenable; and a richly painted Arapaho Ghost Dance dress with visionary symbols associated with ritual practices.

Record books, paper, pencils, and ink were introduced on the Plains during the last quarter of the 19th century by settlers and traders. Among many fine examples of those included in the exhibition, the highlight will be The Maffet Ledger, a book consisting of 105 drawings, created by more than 20 Northern and Southern Cheyenne warrior artists to record their exploits in battle.

Modern and contemporary works of art will be exhibited near the end of the exhibition. Traditional-style works were still produced in the early 20th century for Wild West shows, agricultural fairs, and Fourth of July parades, and for the powwow, inter-tribal opportunities for the celebration of culture, dance, and art. Watercolors and “easel paintings” grew from long-standing Plains graphic traditions and through dialogue with other Native North American regions by the mid-20th century. Many fine examples of paintings from the era will be presented in the exhibition. Brilliantly executed beaded works by such artists as Joyce and Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty (b. 1950 and b. 1969, both Assiniboine-Sioux), Rhonda Holy Bear (b. 1959), Sans Arc, Two Kettle and Hunkpapa Lakota), and Jodi Gillette (b. 1959, Hunkpapa Lakota) will also be included in the exhibition.

The final gallery will also shed new light on 20th- and 21st-century works by artists of Plains descent, as well as by Native American artists from outside the region who have been inspired by its traditions. On view in this gallery will be one element of Edgar Heap of Bird’s (b. 1954, Cheyenne and Arapaho) site-specific installation Building Minnesota (1990), as well as a captivating four-channel video installation piece by Dana Claxton (b. 1959, Hunkpapa Lakota) called Rattle (2003) that incorporates the rhythmic images, colors, and sounds of artistic and spiritual life on the Plains, a perspective that endures in the exhibition galleries through the application of 21st-century media.

Exhibition Credits 
The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky is curated by Gaylord Torrence, Fred and Virginia Merrill Senior Curator of American Indian Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. In New York, the exhibition is organized by Judith Ostrowitz, Ph.D., Research Associate in the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Metropolitan Museum.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky.

Education Programs 
In conjunction with the exhibition, an array of education programs will be offered, including aSunday at the Met (March 15) panel discussion with contemporary artists Edgar Heap of Birds and Dana Claxton, moderated by Mario A. Caro. It will be followed by comments from Jodi Gillette, artist and Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs for President Obama’s Domestic Policy Council, as well as by an original performance with video projections composed for the Metropolitan Museum by Ms. Claxton. A gallery talk by Native American artist Brad Kahlhamer (March 13) and a printmaking workshop by Edgar Heap of Birds (March 14) will also be presented.

In the Audio Guide program, which offers a tour of the exhibition, the curators and contemporary Native artists discuss the rich artistic traditions of Plains culture as seen in painting, drawing, embroidery, and sculpture.

The Audio Guide is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

About the Exhibition’s Photographic Backdrop 
In New York, the walls of the galleries will be decorated with panoramic photographs of earth and sky printed on theatrical scrim. The photographs were taken by Shania Hall, an enrolled member of the Blackfeet tribe, on Molly’s Nipple Road on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Ms. Hall lives in Missoula, Montana.

The exhibition will be featured on the Museum’s website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter via the hashtag #PlainsIndians


The Recording Academy® Statement Re: Orrin Keepnews March 2, 2015

Neil Portnow and Orrin Keepnews during The 46th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Nominee Reception and Special Awards Ceremony at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on February 7, 2004. Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy® / © 2004. Photographed by: R. Diamond

"Four-time GRAMMY® winner and Recording Academy Trustees Award recipient Orrin Keepnews was one of jazz’s greatest advocates whose passion and enthusiasm for the music led him to help create some of the most noteworthy recordings in the genre. A jazz journalist and album notes writer, he ultimately would become a record executive and producer of some of the most quintessential recordings by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, and Cannonball Adderley, among others. His attention to detail and his genuine love of jazz music earned him the respect of musicians, and for seven decades he devoted his life to every aspect of the genre — whether in the studio, in the marketplace, or through his writings. Additionally, Orrin’s longstanding service to The Recording Academy as an elected leader was indispensable to our organization. Our creative community has lost an American treasure, and his legacy will serve as a potent reminder of the importance of one of our nation’s most original art forms. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, his friends, and all those who share his commitment to keep jazz an ever-present and thriving part of our culture."
Neil Portnow
The Recording Academy

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Lenovo Develops Its First Camera Smartphone Crossover Device Never Miss A Shot with 2-in-1 16-Megapixel VIBE Shot Live Life Larger with New Lenovo Pocket Projector and A7000 Multimedia Smartphone; First Smartphone with Dolby Atmos® Technology

To help capture and share more of life’s moments on-the-go, Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today at Mobile World Congress 2015 introduced three new exciting devices to the smartphone portfolio: the new VIBE Shot and A7000 smartphones and the Lenovo Pocket Projector.

With connectivity and mobility driving consumers to record and share more of life’s moments, we designed the VIBE Shot to help them capture every moment. Our first 2-in-1 camera smartphone, we developed the Lenovo VIBE Shot to be a true crossover device. It’s first a fabulous camera that shutterbugs will love, and secondly, a performance-laden, standalone smartphone. Recognizing the trend that many people prefer larger smartphone screens, we also are unveiling the new A7000 smartphone. It’s primed for entertainment with a 5.5-in screen and is the industry’s first smartphone with Dolby Atmos® technology. And to give people the power to go big on entertainment whenever the moment strikes, we’re unveiling the new Lenovo Pocket Projector.

VIBE Shot – A Bold, Full-featured Camera and Champion Smartphone
When looking for a solidly capable digital camera, shutterbugs will gravitate to the VIBE Shot for its exceptional camera quality and incredible responsiveness. Now users can have the best of both worlds with the VIBE Shot’s strong stand alone smartphone technologies.

For budding photographers, we’ve saturated the VIBE Shot’s camera with purposeful technologies, starting with its 16-megapixel rear camera featuring a six-piece modular lens. The camera has a full-frame 16:9 low-light sensor for shooting images in dark interiors or at night Thanks to the camera’s tricolor flash, photo luminosity adjusts automatically based on the ambient light conditions, and optical image stabilization reduces blur and keeps photos sharp. Life doesn’t always wait for the perfect shot, but the VIBE Shot is ready to keep up with infrared focus that’s twice as fast as normal autofocus and a physical shutter button, which means no more fumbling to find the right spot on the screen to click. Equipped with both Smart preset settings and advanced Pro settings, users can use the camera how they want by easily toggling between the two settings with the flick of a switch.

When it’s time to talk or stay connected, the VIBE Shot steps up to the plate with a gorgeous 5-in FHD display and equally powerful performance. Running Android™ 5.0 Lollipop on a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor, the smartphone offers a generous 32 GB of storage with a microSD option to storage an additional 128 GB of music, movies and photos. Upload and download data quickly with LTE or connect via Wi-Fi hotspot and even manage separate data plans with dual SIM capabilities. The VIBE Shot makes it easy to change from photographer to subject with its 8-megapixel selfie camera. All this functionality comes in a sleek, thin and light aluminum frame – available in red, white or grey.

A7000 – World’s First Smartphone with Dolby Atmos®
The Lenovo A7000 features a brilliant 5.5-in HD display with ultra-wide viewing angles and moving audio technology from Dolby. In fact, it’s the world’s first smartphone to feature Dolby Atmos technology. Users will immediately hear the Dolby Atmos difference using headphones: sounds of people, places, things, and music become more vivid and move from all directions, including overhead, with astonishing clarity, richness and depth. Voices and noises have a broader range from highs to lows, with the greatest subtlety. The technology also makes playback volume more consistent across all types of content.

In addition to its impressive audio and visual technologies, this multimedia smartphone comes packed with several features that today’s mobile consumers desire. Running Android 5.0 on a MediaTek True8Core™ processor with 4G LTE, it handles voice and data quickly and even has a dual SIM card slot for assigning two telephone numbers or a separate data plan, along with dual cameras. Highly portable, the A7000 is 7.9mm thin and just 140 grams light, making it easy to fit in a bag or pocket. The smartphone comes in two colors: Onyx Black or Pearl White.

Both the VIBE Shot and the A7000 include Lenovo’s signature DOit apps software including: SHAREit to easily share files, photos and more between devices; CLONEit to transfer data to a new phone; SYNCit to back up contacts, text SMS and call logs; and SNAPit Camera only on the VIBE Shot to use multiple shooting modes and professional photo features.

Lenovo Pocket Projector – Project Life Anywhere Using Android Devices
We built the brilliantly convenient Lenovo Pocket Projector to surprise and delight media lovers who are limited by their small screen mobile devices or who just want a larger-than-life entertainment experience. The Lenovo Pocket Projector adds a new dimension to watching and sharing content.

Simply snap on the projector to a compatible Android device1, and it immediately supersizes movies, photos or even business presentations by projecting them up to 110-in on any wall or surface in low-light conditions. With a 50-lumen high contrast optical engine, the projector displays colorful, vivid and bright images, and it automatically corrects for distortion while allowing users to rotate up to 90 degrees for the best views. This portable projector casts powerful sound, too, with its dual speakers. 

It takes just a few seconds to set up the Lenovo Pocket Projector, and it can project content from a smartphone wirelessly via DLNA or Miracast. When going cordless, users can project a full length movie on a single charge, with more than two hours of battery life. The projector supports the most common multimedia file formats and offers up to 32 GB of microSD storage to support large digital libraries.

Best of all, the compact and lightweight Lenovo Pocket Projector fits in nearly any pocket, making it a must-have accessory any time someone feels like enjoying their digital content.

“Our latest Lenovo smartphones demonstrate the tremendous opportunity for innovation both within the devices themselves and with the accessories that provide important functionality for our users,” said Shao Tao, vice president, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo. “Our first camera smartphone, the VIBE Shot, delivers a highly natural and intuitive photography experience without compromising on key smartphone performance, while our A7000 further elevates entertainment as the first smartphone with Dolby Atmos audio technology.”

“Dolby Atmos was pioneered and perfected in cinema and has generated tremendous excitement in home theaters,” said John Couling, senior vice president, E-Media Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. “Now we are thrilled to extend the powerfully moving Dolby Atmos entertainment experience to mobile phone users with the Lenovo A7000.”

“At Qualcomm Technologies, we are committed to creating leading-edge user experiences, and our collaboration with Lenovo has introduced world-class camera technology to the VIBE Shot smartphone, including our new laser auto-focus technology for advanced depth sensing and enhanced focus capabilities,” said Tim McDonough, vice president of product marketing, Qualcomm Technologies. “These superior camera features, coupled with the Snapdragon 615 processor with 64-bit, octa-core CPUs and integrated 4G LTE, are designed to provide consumers with uncompromised performance and connectivity.”

Price and Availability2
The VIBE Shot will be available starting in June in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold, starting at $349 USD.
The Lenovo A7000 smartphone will be available in March in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold, starting at $169 USD.
The Lenovo Pocket Projector will be available worldwide starting in May. Pricing begins at $249 USD.

1Compatible with Miracast-enabled Android devices v4.3 and above and DLNA-enabled Android, Windows 8.1 and iOS devices.
2Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Products may only be available in selected markets. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $39 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode YOGA brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at



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Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond, Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban and Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending March 1.


Hammond went 3-0-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average, .978 save percentage and two shutouts to backstop the Senators (27-23-10, 64 points) to a trio of victories. He denied all 25 shots he faced to record his first career shutout in a 3-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks Feb. 25. Hammond followed that performance with a 35-save shutout in a 1-0 triumph over the Los Angeles Kings Feb. 26, becoming the second goaltender in NHL history to post consecutive road shutouts against the Ducks and Kings (Steve Mason: Dec. 29-31, 2008). He then capped the week with 28 saves in a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks Feb. 28, helping the Senators complete a sweep of their road trip through California and extend their overall winning streak to a season-high five games. The 27-year-old White Rock, B.C., native has started all five games for the club during its current run, becoming the first goaltender in Senators history to win each of his first five career starts. Overall, he is 5-0-0 with a 1.18 goals-against average, .959 save percentage and two shutouts in seven career appearances.


Subban paced the NHL with five assists and shared the League lead with six points to power the Canadiens (41-16-5, 87 points) to three consecutive wins. He collected two assists in a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues Feb. 24. Subban then registered 1-2—3, his fourth three-point game of the season, and a career-high +5 rating in a 5-2 triumph over the Columbus Blue Jackets Feb. 26. He closed the week with one assist in a 4-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Feb. 28, giving him 1-11—12 in his past nine contests. The 25-year-old Toronto native shares second among defensemen with 12-36—48 in 62 outings this season. His 12 goals are two shy of his career high (set in 77 GP in 2010-11), while his 48 points are five shy of his best single-season performance (set in 82 GP in 2013-14).


Malkin tied for the League lead with 2-4—6 in two games to propel the Penguins (36-17-9, 81 points) to a pair of victories and their fourth straight win overall. He collected three assists in a 4-3 triumph over the Washington Capitals Feb. 25, his 25th career contest with at least three helpers. Malkin followed that performance with 2-1—3 in a 5-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets March 1. The 28-year-old Magnitogorsk, Russia, native has posted three points in three consecutive team games (also Feb. 22 vs. FLA: 2-1—3), the second time he has achieved that feat in his career (also Feb. 7-10, 2008: 3-7—10). Malkin also is the first player to accomplish that feat for any team since Patrick Marleau did so for the San Jose Sharks Jan. 22-26, 2013 (6-3—9). Overall, Malkin has points in five straight games (5-6—11) and 26-38—64 in 57 outings this season, one point shy of the League lead.


New Lenovo Tablets Prove Big Technologies and Savings Come in Small Packages A Series Tablets Package LTE Connectivity, Dolby Atmos Cinema Sound and Affordability Even More Choice with A Series Android and MIIX 300 Windows Tablets #LenovoMWC

As a leader in building devices for the uniquely personal ways people use technology today, Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) has created three new consumer tablet choices: a pair of A Series Android tablets, the Lenovo TAB 2 A8 and A10-70, and a Windows tablet, the ideapad MIIX 300. Debuting at Mobile World Congress 2015, these different devices help meet consumers’ desire for entertainment and portability at prices set for universal appeal.

The all-new A Series proves affordable tablets can go big for entertainment capabilities with their high speed LTE connectivity and Dolby Atmos® technology. These tablets not only keep people connected virtually anywhere, but they also make movies, TV shows and music more enjoyable with astonishing clarity, richness, power and depth over their built-in speakers. Meanwhile, the 8-in ideapad MIIX 300 offers Windows users pocket-sized productivity.

TAB 2 A10-70 – A Digital Bestie for Massively Hungry Media Addicts 
Now consumers can have it all – a large screen tablet that’s thin and light and also stocked with a number of multimedia and performance-optimized features. Since many people use their tablet for relaxing with digital content, users will love the tablet’s 10.1-in FHD screen, making it easy to get close to the gaming action or watch movies in brilliantly sharp resolution.

To complete the audio-visual technology feast, we’ve equipped the tablet with Dolby Atmos®, making it the first 10-in Android tablet to include this moving cinematic sound technology. Users can crank up the volume and enjoy extremely rich and powerful sound through the multi-speaker soundbar, an impressive offering for such a compact tablet. 

At only 8.9mm thin and just 509 grams, the new TAB 2 A10-70 fits nearly anywhere people want to take it. Running Android™ 4.4 with a MediaTek® quad core processor, the tablet now ups the performance of its predecessor with lightning-fast LTE connectivity, dual band Wi-Fi and an 8-megapixel rear camera. It comes in two enticing color choices: Pearl White or Midnight Blue. And with pricing starting at less than $200 USD, Lenovo is reshaping the relationship between price and value.

TAB 2 A8 – Essential Companion for Staying Connected
Recognizing that one tablet doesn’t fit all needs, we created the 8-in entry TAB 2 A8. This HD tablet caters to those who want to stay connected at a wallet-friendly price or who juggle multiple needs using one device. Starting at just $129 USD (WiFi models), the TAB 2 A8 can handle the most frequent personal connectivity tasks with ease, from updating social media to video chatting. Even lighter than the TAB 2 A10-70 at 360 grams and just as thin, the TAB 2 A8 lasts through an entire eight-hour work day without plugging in and features a dual SIM card slot for voice and LTE for data. And like the TAB 2 A10-70, this 8-in tablet packages affordability with LTE high speed wireless technology, a feature typically unexpected in an entry level tablet.

Proving that good sound can indeed come in small packages, the TAB 2 A8 caters to media junkies with Dolby Atmos, a moving audio experience over headphones where sound seems to come from all directions, including overhead, putting users inside the action. Shutterbugswill also enjoy using the TAB 2 A8’s 5-megapixel rear camera to take sharp resolution photos. Responding to customer feedback and demand, we designed the TAB 2 A8 as our first tablet to run Android 5.0 Lollipop in pure form. Like its bigger brother, the TAB 2 A8 also features a MediaTek 64-bit Quad Core processor. It also features up to 32 GB of storage via a microSD card and comes in four distinctly fun color options: Pearl White, Ebony, Midnight Blue or Neon Pink.

ideapad MIIX 300 – Pocket-sized Productivity
For those who prefer a Windows tablet experience, the ideapad MIIX 300 offers the extreme portability of an 8-in tablet with the familiarity of Windows 8.1 along with Microsoft Office applications for productivity (one year subscription included). The ideapad MIIX 300 proves productivity can come in any size. 

The tablet’s premium IPS WUXGA screen makes it an ideal platform for getting work done, like emailing, video conferencing and showing digital content, while also making more fun tasks such as watching a movie or online video more enjoyable. Powered by an Intel® AtomTM processor, it has the essential features users expect with a tablet capable of doing real work, including up to 64 GB of internal eMMC storage, a microSD card reader for transferring media, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, dual cameras, and long battery life. And the ideapad MIIX 300 looks good, too with its Platinum Silver finish. 

“Our new tablets prove that affordability and innovation can be synonymous,” said Jeff Meredith, vice president and general manager, Tablets, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo. “In particular, bringing LTE speed and Dolby Atmos cinema sound is expected in premium devices, but we have challenged the norm and delivered these consumer-desired features to our entry A Series in order to elevate the mobile connected experience.”

“The best entertainment experiences put you in the heart of the action, and that’s what Dolby Atmos is designed for,” said John Couling, senior vice president, E-Media Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. The combination of Dolby Atmos sound and the superior digital performance of the TAB 2 are a winning combination, and we are excited to collaborate with Lenovo to provide an outstanding experience that deepens consumer engagement with entertainment on the go.”

Price and Availability1
The Lenovo TAB 2 A10 will be available starting in April with models starting at approximately $199 USD for Wi-Fi models and $279 USD for LTE models. 
The Lenovo TAB 2 A8 will be available starting in June with models starting at approximately $129 USD for Wi-Fi models and $179 USD for LTE models. Consumers can find them at leading retailers and online at
The Lenovo ideapad MIIX 300 goes on sale starting in July and will be available via major retailers. Models will start at approximately $149 USD.

1Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Products may only be available in selected markets. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $39 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode YOGA brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at

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Slide Ridge Raw Honey Highly Recommended by the Peachy's Pantry Panel of Whom You Know

I use honey daily as a sweetener in my coffee. It’s better for you than sugar or any other sweetener and tastes delicious! If you haven’t gotten on board with Raw Honey and its amazing health benefits, you need to! I was super excited to try this in my morning coffee, and it did not disappoint! More than just sweetness, it added a dimension of flavor to my coffee… something wholesome that I couldn’t quite put my finger on! Read about raw honey and give this delicious Utah honey a try… with its delicious, sweet wholesomeness, you’ll be glad you did!
Slide Ridge Raw Honey is 100% raw/natural honey. Its sweet, smooth-consistency is a delight in a cup of hot tea. It can be substituted in recipes calling for sugar. Available in a 1.5 lb. jar, this is an appropriate natural food product for a gift basket. The color, clarity and taste are quite satiable. Support this superb product Made in the U.S.A.: Mendon, Utah. 
Honeybees in Utah, high up on a mountain, give us this light sun-filled honey. Slide Ridge keeps their bees happy with a diet of mountain wildflowers, and all the good will that comes with being out in the fresh air. It's a smooth, raw honey, perfect for sweetening or baking. Perfect for your morning cup of tea, too. The idea of sampling a new honey every season intrigues me, so I can't wait until next year's batch to see the difference. We'll have to start collecting honey by vintage as we do with wines, just to savor the changes. Drizzled over ripe pears with goat's milk yogurt, this honey makes for a healthy mid-morning snack.


Martin James began his beekeeping dreams at the age of 8 when he asked to attend a class at the local university (USU). He was too young, but the following year, he persuaded his mother to enroll and the professor allowed Martin to come along with her. His fascination for bees has never waned.

About a dozen years ago, Martin along with his sister Karla decided to get serious about beekeeping with a desire to make his passion his profession. Martin had already built a successful floor covering business, but decided it was time to follow his boyhood dreams. Since that time, Slide Ridge has grown from a few beehives to thousands of beehives and millions of bees. The operation now employs not only Martin, but his brother, two sisters, and other full and part-time staff. His parents have contributed their expertise from the beginning and continue to bring meaningful experience and service to the company.

After a few years of pollination and honey sales, Martin decided it was time to create a new, unique product, using the honey from his bees. The goal was to diversify the company and provide better revenue from derivative honey products. We’re beekeepers, and to us, honey is art, sunshine, captured in a jar. But we weren’t satisfied with beautiful honey; we wanted to make something different, something no one else was doing, something amazing! So, we decided to use our beautiful honey to make vinegar, from scratch, without any prior knowledge of how to do it. 

It took seven years to understand and perfect the process: seven years of patience, seven years of setbacks, seven years of progress, until finally, we had the perfect vinegar, the perfect flavor. The end result was a sweet Honey Wine Vinegar unlike anything we have ever tasted. It retains the sweetness of the honey and radiates the strength and beauty of the sunshine that is its ultimate source. Hand crafted and tended through a custom 18 month process, we bottle the essential joy of the sun!

So began the family’s journey in the gourmet food industry. The company continues to innovate, based on the family’s boundless energy and creativity with additional vinegar flavors, a line of marinades, and other new ideas and products currently in development.

Our unique vinegar products are hand crafted from 100% pure, raw, unfiltered Utah wildflower honey, straight from the bee to the bottle. The end result is an unforgettable flavor that is smooth enough to enjoy by itself, but strong enough to liven up your favorite dishes, from meats to salads to deserts. 

Slide Ridge products are all-natural products using all-natural methods and ingredients. We don't use pesticides or other artificial chemicals in the maintenance of our hives and bees. Our methods are natural and progressive, and we offer our understanding and knowledge freely to other beekeepers. The process of pollination is the essence of sustainable agriculture. Our bees pollinate commercial crops in the spring and summer wildflowers during the honey flow, improving the farmer's yield as well as the quality and strength of the open range lands. Our honey is never filtered or homogenized. It is extracted and bottled in recyclable glass jars that can also be reused as canning jars for those who preserve their own produce. We use no artificial colors or preservatives in our honey or our vinegars, maintaining the inherent beauty and flavor of a natural product.

Our Honey Wine Vinegar is great as a simple yet flavorful low-calorie dressing, but it also makes a great ingredient for dressings, marinades, glazes, sauces, desserts, and much more! It livens up any table and pairs very well with fruits and vegetables, meats and fish, specialty cheeses, and even desserts. The flavor is bright and sweet, but not overpowering, making a perfect ingredient for just about any dish.

Martin’s Green Chili is our first marinade; it is a southwest flavor using our Harvest Apple honey vinegar, green chilies and garlic. We carefully source all our ingredients, using local or regional producers and individual farms. The results are incredible flavors that are delicious, healthy, and just plain fun to use.


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