Kristin Cavallari gives sneak peek of ‘True Comfort’ cookbook @KristinCav @UncommonJames @shoplittlejames #KristinCavallari #UncommonJames #littlejamesclothing

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Food Is Self-Security

Kristin Cavallari gave us something to look forward to today with another cookbook coming out this fall, it’s “True Comfort”, a book that’s honestly needed right now as COVID19 forces all of us to stay at home, Kristin did however offer one recipe you can download now to keep your appetite satisfied, and your figure in tip top shape if you’re eating more.

Kristin dishes out carrot cake pancakes that you can download now once you click the link to “True Comfort” in Kristin’s Instagram bio, you also get to sign up for updates on “True Comfort” as it gets closer to its release date sometime this fall, which could be September 29.

There are plenty of new recipes the Uncommon James creator wants to share once “True Comfort” is out, and is excited once it finally gets released, enthusiasts in the meantime can look to “True Roots”, another cookbook of Kristin’s released 2 years ago that takes classic recipes turned healthy, which “True Comfort” will also be in that same vain.

Daniel Quintanilla

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American Fashion Podcast host town meeting on #COVID19 #coronavirus crisis @AFPod @mouthmediashows @fashiontechguru @CathySchepis #podcast

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Bracing For The Worst

Charlie Beckwith, head of American Fashion Podcast, hosted a very special town meeting today, catering to small and large fashion retailers on what they can do to overcome staggering losses caused by COVID19.

A panel of fashion, retail, and business experts have all concluded that it’s gonna be an extremely slow recovery for all of the clothing and accessories industry no matter how big one is on the scale, entrepreneurs must embrace new ideas to come back, not disappear, and be ready when things start to pick up.

There’s also the stark reality that those retailers who do have the capital, means, ingenuity, and nimble to come back when the COVID19 crisis is over will stand tall, and stand strong, embracing the new reality, and the new future of retail in every facet possible.

Then, there’s that unfortunate reality for those retailers who either jump ship, doing badly to begin with, or don’t have enough resources to fall back on will go the way of the dinosaur, disappear from the scene, and surely out of business if not the case now.

In the end, it all comes down to how much love consumers have for the brand, in good and bad times, just like the restaurant business.

Daniel Quintanilla

Lauren Conrad mixes up blood orange cocktail with rosemary simple syrup in LC Lauren Conrad glass #LaurenConrad #LaurenConradCoLoves #LCLaurenConrad @Kohls #Kohls #stayhome #stayhealthy #staysafe

Courtesy: Feed Me With Amanda via LaurenConrad.com

Drinks Make You Happy

Before Lauren Conrad got to teaching us how to make the blood orange cocktail with rosemary simple syrup by Feed Me With Amanda today, Lauren took a moment to remind us that Lauren and her team are all about simple things, and Lauren’s team continuing to provide simple and optimistic content during difficult times we’re living in right now, and encouraged her visitors to express how they’re feeling during COVID19.

Whether you’re in need of a good strong cocktail at this time, or just a tasty drink without alcohol, Lauren and Amanda bring you the blood orange cocktail with rosemary simple syrup poured in LC Lauren Conrad Iridescent High Ball Glass and Stemline Wine Glass.

It starts with rosemary simple syrup, and it takes half a cup of sugar, half a cup of water, and one sprig of rosemary, place sugar and water onto a saucepan for sugar to dissolve, add rosemary to heat for 3 to 4 minutes, and place into an airtight container for storage.

It’s finally time for the blood orange ginger cocktail drink, with 20 ounces of ginger beer, 16 ounces of blood orange Italian soda, 12 ounces of vodka (no vodka is good too), and 4 ounces of simple syrup, all mixed into a large carafe and poured into 4 glasses each filled with rosemary sprig and cubes of ice.

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ closes out ‘Late, Late Show With James Corden Homefest Special’ @DearEvanHansen @latelateshow @JKCorden #youwillbefound #latelateshow #jamescorden @CBS #CBS #COVID19 #coronavirus

Healing At Home

As COVID19 clamps onto the United States with even more cases turning up, and as the stress of staying home and the repercussions of the illness takes its toll on nurses, there’s only joy filling our TV screens tonight on CBS as James Corden did “The Late, Late Show with James Corden Homefest” special tonight on CBS with musical performances from the likes of John Legend, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, and such, the unexpected thing to come at the end were the cast of “Dear Evan Hansen” ending the show to give us hope as we sit out COVID19, now extended till at least April 30.

Shortly after James Corden expressed his fears, and optimism in this coronavirus crisis to close out his special, the ballad to “You Will Be Found” shortly began, with Ben Platt, and each member of the cast popping up in their own home safe spaces one by one to belt out this touching ballad that the nation needs right now.

If anything, Broadway is in need of a helping hand right now as casts and crew alike are out of work, IATSE released also tonight that 95 percent of its members are unemployed, the Tony Awards were postponed indefinitely, and stems of Broadway live-streaming came from Daniel plus Lauren came a day before Broadway shut down.

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95% IATSE members unemployed thanks to #COVID19 #coronavirus @IATSE #IATSE

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The Hurt Is Now

Tonight, the IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) reported to Variety that between 90 to 95 percent (135,000 out of 150,000) of members are now out of work, and it all leads to one single reason, the coronavirus.

As 3.3 million are now unemployed, IATSE Communications Director, Jonas Loeb, says the C.A.R.E.S. (Coronavirus Active Response and Engagement Services) initiative has now been activated, to aid elderly and disabled IATSE members who are at risk with the COVID19 pandemic, with volunteers aiding with deliveries and checking in with members by phone.

Another C.A.R.E.S. act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) was passed in Congress on Friday as part of the $2 Trillion economic stimulus bill to include entertainment freelance or gig workers, which also supports endowments and public television, as well as include an additional 13 weeks of unemployment with an additional $600 a week.

The IATSE not to long before the passing of the stimulus bill drafted a letter to Congress, urging that Congress send relief to entertainment workers affected by COVID19.

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Informa encourages retailers to keep an open mind amid #COVID19 #coronavirus in Small Business Survival Guide #webinar #SmallBusinessSupport #FashionResources @InformaPLC #InformaPLC

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Keep Swimming

Informa today hosted the first of a series of webinars for small business fashion retailers who now have to cope with the repercussions of COVID19, thanks to stay at home orders, non-essential businesses ordered to close, and more than 3 million filing for unemployment.

In this conference call for the fashion industry, speakers included Mark Weiss of Management One, Gary Wassner of Hilldun, Mark Beckham of CFDA, and Karen Giberson of the Accessories Council, all informing clothing and accessory vendors to take advantage of all possible options to stay afloat, and keep the lines of communication open.

Vendors now more than ever need to utilize all their digital resources like their brand websites and social media pages, jumping in the pool of operating as an online-only retailer which has been the push slowly but surely for quite sometime like Macy’s has geared toward in the last few years.

Clothing vendors big and small need to not forgo the current season were in and just focus on next season when things are said to go back to normal, vendors and retailers need to communicate on a regular basis to focus on what clothing and accessories can be ready to sell now once the COVID19 bans are lifted, be ready to promote the time of season were in once life picks up again.

The webinar also noted that fashion weeks in places like Paris and Milan have been postponed due to COVID19, and have not announced when and if these events will be postponed.

Informa also put webinar participants on notice that the men’s trade show normally scheduled in July may be postponed or cancelled, but Informa officials are hoping the July event can still go on, in spite of the fact the Javits Center is currently operating as a hospital for COVID19.

Even though the webinar admits they’re not too sure on when things will absolutely go back to normal, they did encourage vendors and retailers take advantage of government programs providing grants and loans on the condition they continue to pay their employees for a number of weeks under furlough.

It’s also stressed that vendors and retailers keep the lines of communication open with their creditors, utilities, and landlords on their current situation, not just walk away from their debts and close up shop, so they’re in good standing and well positioned to open up their doors again once the coronavirus crisis is over.

Daniel Quintanilla

PBS to stream free #Broadway performances from ‘Great Performances’ & ‘Live From Lincoln’ during #coronavirus #covid19 @GPerfPBS @LiveFromLC #GreatPerformancesPBS #LFLC @PBS #PBS

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The Stage On Screen

The Great White Way that could also be Times Square, a.k.a. Broadway, is getting a life-preserver of sorts, at least from PBS, when Filmed On Stage reported today that PBS will offer free streaming of their Broadway on stage programs of “Great Performances” and “Live From Lincoln” for a limited time.

Fans of Broadway who are missing out on New York’s famed stage, as well as touring shows, and even local theater productions, can satisfy their appetite for Broadway shows with unlimited performances from PBS’s popular stage on TV shows up until May 27.

The idea of live-streaming Broadway was floated by yours truly (Daniel plus Lauren) when Broadway was first closed by COVID19, even a benefit by Rosie O’ Donnell was done last Sunday evening to benefit The Actor’s Fund.

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Lauren Conrad’s first-born gets into #fingerpainting during #COVID19 #coronavirus #quarantine #stayhome

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Creativity Indoors

There’s only one thing to do when you’re ordered to stay home to stop the spread of COVID19, you keep yourself busy, and you can only take so much of the iPhone, iPad, or MacBook Pro screen, some are doing jigsaw puzzles, others are watching movies, then there are those who turn to the arts, Lauren Conrad’s son, Liam James Tell, spent his Saturday doing a little painting.

Liam did a little bit of drawing with his marker, but Liam got down and dirty with finger-painting, diving into colors of yellow, green, and blue, figuring out where the construction paper takes little Liam.

Lauren also got to enjoy the benefits of home with second-born, Charlie Wolf Tell, more than a week ago, showing off the cuteness of a smiling infant.

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Maria’s By Alida Boer universal with Chichicastenango Quiche #handbag @mariasbag @alidaboer

Courtesy: Maria’s Bag

One Small Idea Changes The World

For a while now, we’ve been told to take a global idea we have to improve our planet and put local action into it, but it’s always that one little spark in our own backyard that goes beyond our surroundings creating a ripple effect, a snowball that is a game-changer, Maria’s Bags By Alida Boer gears in on global effect with the Chichicastenango Quiche handbag.

The universe can be found in the mini domina handbag, this satchel bag is a classic revisited, combining the most delicate Mayan textiles with traditional leather craftsmanship, the mini domina creates a casual chic look perfect for any occasion, it also comes with detachable cross-body strap adjustable to 48.8″.

Maria’s extends the universe with the mini fausto clutch with ironwork, Mayan handmade textile on the flap, adjustable leather knot closure, metal logo on the front, interior pocket, and Italian leather all making for a strong worldly bag.

The huipil from Chichicastenango includes representations of the entire universe, like the embroidered peaks around the neck symbolize the sun and the black circles represent the moon, together they are a sign of fertility.

The small rhomboids are the stars in the heavens and the wavy lines are the seas, most of the huipils also include the design of the double-headed eagle, this is the Cot of the K’iche’s which represents Balam Akap, the night warlock.

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Burberry joins the fight to battle #COVID19 #coronavirus @Burberry #Burberry

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Good Beyond The Runway

Burberry announced first thing today that it’s making an all out effort to help those in the medical profession, revealing their contributions to use their precious resources, as well as donations to grab hold of the COVID19 virus.

Burberry will deliver 100,000 surgical masks to the UK National Health Service that will be used by their medical staff, which Burberry will utilize its global supply chain network to fast-track delivery on the mask.

Burberry will also retool it’s trench coat factories in Castleford and Yorkshire to make non-surgical gowns and masks for patients, production and distribution will be subject to approval from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency before dispenses.

Burberry will also be fighting to eradicate COVID19 by funding research into a single-dose vaccine developed by the University of Oxford (who’s best known for developing emergency vaccines for fighting Ebola and MERS) that is on course to begin human trials next month.

Burberry’s also on a mission to combating food poverty during COVID19 as it will donate to the food charities of FareShare and The Felix Project that’ll set up community produce hubs, delivering food to young children who rely on free school meals and increasing pre-packed food parcels to help food banks cope with demand and maintain social distancing policies.

In spite of Burberry reporting staggering losses due to COVID19, Burberry is in a well off position thanks to its popularity, and the revenue it brings in for all its existence because of what makes Burberry great to fight COVID19 in a more fundamental way than other brands so far.

Daniel Quintanilla