Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Innovative BBL Skin Treatment System Now Available from Dr. Roya Javid at Coastal Valley Dermatology in Carmel

BBL, or broadband light, is an innovative, non-invasive skin treatment system that utilizes one-of-a-kind flash lamp technology that allows targeted treatment for many skin conditions.

Carmel CA, January 26, 2016 - BBL, or broadband light, is an innovative, non-invasive skin treatment system that utilizes one-of-a-kind flash lamp technology that allows targeted treatment for many skin conditions.

Treatments utilizing Forever Young BBL™ from Sciton are now available at Coastal Valley Dermatology Associates, Inc. in Carmel under the supervision of Dr. Roya Javid, one of the area's leading dermatologists.



Dr. Javid is involved with the treatment plan of every patient and she personally oversees all treatments. She performs all injection treatments as well as some of the light and laser treatments.

Forever Young BBL sends light energy deep into the skin to boost the body’s natural ability to fight aging. The result? Skin that’s visibly younger looking, year after year.

Forever Young BBL allows treatment of acne, pigmented lesions, such as freckles, age spots, vascular lesions such as cherry angiomas, telangiectasias and rosacea, cutaneous vascular lesions, hair reduction, deeper lesions, darker skin types and hair removal.

With its user-friendly features and superior results, Forever Young BBL is the most complete and versatile broadband light system in its class.

Far superior to regular photo facial treatments, Sciton BBL’s dual-lamp technology delivers results in less treatments and time — saving you money with better results.

BBL offers a full range of pulsed-light treatments, including rejuvenation applications that target the effects of photo-aging, such as brown spots, tiny broken vessels, and other benign lesions.

Scientific evidence demonstrates regular maintenance treatments using Forever Young BBL technology rejuvenates skin and delays skin aging. “Patients who maintain a regular regimen of BBL treatments annually can reduce and delay the long-term signs of skin aging in a way that looks very natural,” write Dr. Patrick Bitter and Dr. J. Pozner in their study on BBL therapy.

Lasers represent a significant advance in dermatology and dermatologic surgery. Their precision, range of applications, and relatively short recovery time have brought new levels of treatment results.

Short pulses of light remove skin tissue to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, blemishes, discoloration, blood vessels, and sun damage, as well as the skin’s overall tone and texture.

“Here at Coastal Valley Dermatology, it is important to utilize the most cutting-edge technology,” says Dr. Javid. “We use the Forever Young Broad Band Light laser technology to provide patients with beautifully noticeable results that allows for minimal pain and a short recovery time.”

For more information on Forever Young BBL treatments and Coastal Valley Dermatology, contact them at (831) 293-8458 at hello@carmelskin.com or online at coastalvalleydermatology.com.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.coastalvalleydermatology.com

The Grand Cru Experience at Jarman Tasting Lounge and Patio

Learn how our 100% estate-grown, organic, and certified-sustainable grapes are grown, vinified and crafted into world class wines.

Carmel Valley, CA, January 26, 2016 - Walk in the steps of a winemaker with this one-of-a-kind wine adventure. Learn how our 100% estate-grown, organic, and certified-sustainable grapes are grown, vinified and crafted into world class wines.

Then enjoy a wine and food pairing at the Tasting Lounge in Carmel Valley Village.

Each tour lasts about two hours and costs $75 per person. Reservations are available seven days a week.

Jarman Tasting Lounge and Patio, 18 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA. For more information call Jarman Tasting Lounge and Patio at 831-298-7300 or email info@jarmanwine.com.

About Jarman Wines:
Jarman’s terroir (a French word that speaks to a wine’s place of origin, its subtle nuances of traceable character, flavor, lineage and integrity) refers to a special place in Carmel Valley — and also to a special woman, family matriarch Jarman Fearing Lowder, who inspired a family to bottle the essence of a mother’s spirit. The Jarman label reflects quality, with only the best local grapes used during an artisanal, small-batch winemaking process. Jarman wine uses only 100% estate-grown, organic and certified-sustainable grapes. Aged in French oak barrels, Jarman’s vintages are held in limited supply, and are not available anywhere outside their tasting room.

The two varietals include:
The 2013 Jarman Pinot Noir takes on nuances of warm blueberry pie, cloves and cinnamon that mingle in the nose with oak notes from 10 months in the barrel. The mouth-feel is plump and juicy with overtones of cassis and blackberries.

The 2014 Jarman Chardonnay features floral notes reminiscent of walking by a parfumerie in France — subtle and pleasant with a hint of earthiness. When serving this wine lightly chilled, rich notes of underripe berries and raw honey will waltz across your palate.

To further honor their mother’s memory, the family has opened a special tasting room in Carmel Valley Village (open noon to 5 p.m., Monday - Sunday) next to Will’s Fargo Steakhouse + Bar, the restaurant they purchased in 2014. The tastings will feature full-fledged experiences, including tours and wine education, and each will include a food element that complements the wine. The new Jarman tasting room will provide visitors with three unique experiences: Cru Tasting, Premier Cru Experience and the Grand Cru Experience.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.jarmanwine.com

Soul Music Great Charles Wright Drops Black History Month Bombshell “Up from Where We’ve Come”

New Book details a Historical Autobiography about the Racism and Hardship the Wright Family Faced as Sharecroppers Near Clarksdale, Mississippi Circa The '40s and early '50s.

Los Angeles, CA, January 26, 2016 - Among the most profound new literary entries to be released this February in Black History Month is a bitter true to life tome from culturally conscious Rhythm & Blues legend Charles Wright, the singer/songwriter/guitarist best known for singing and composing '70s Soul smash “Express Yourself” still heard daily on radio, in movies and dozens of television commercials.


The multi-talented messenger has taken up his pen to complete the first in a planned series of autobiographies that details his painful early life stories as a southern Black man that miraculously brought himself from poverty to prosperity. The inaugural installment, “Up From Where We’ve Come,” is an up-close and intimate telling of the Wright family’s back-breaking struggles as sharecroppers near Clarksdale, Mississippi through the '40s and early '50s. Written in the raw dialects of how Blacks and Whites communicated during that era, it's a riveting insider’s glimpse into the realities of the times.

“Do we truly know the full extent of our history,” Charles challenges? “I’m willing to bet that most of us do not have the slightest idea. ‘Up From Where We’ve Come’ is the history of me as a child growing up in the cotton fields of Mississippi at a time few, except people such as myself, remember. It’s an intimate slice of America’s history.

Remember --- a pie is not complete until every slice is accounted for. ‘Up From Where We’ve Come’ is an important piece of history which every true American should seek to experience…especially those who are seeking the truth.”

Through his hindsight insights as an older/wiser man, Charles Wright imparts knowledge, culture and context in each of the tome’s 56 chapters. Along with the struggle there is the warmth of family and a love story that blossoms against all odds. ‘Up From Where We’ve Come’ emerges as a triumphant and highly unique literary statement from a man whose music has touched several generations.
“People who've read my book always say, ‘I simply could not put it down,’ proclaims Wright, “and for this, I am so very thankful”.

UP FROM WHERE WE’VE COME AVAILABLE ONLINE AND IN BOOKSTORES ON FEBRUARY 1ST

KEEP UP WITH CHARLES BY VISITING:
Website: expressyourself.net
Facebook: facebook.com/charlesandshaloawright
Twitter: twitter.com/Charles__Wright
Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/charles-wright-66762533
Youtube: youtube.com/charleswrightz1
Reverbnation: reverbnation.com/Charlesexpressyourselfwright

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CHARLES WRIGHT, PLEASE CONTACT: Chip Schutzman / Miles High Productions, 323-806-0400/323-871-4821, chip@mileshighproductions.com

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323-871-4821
http://www.expressyourself.net

Legendary Singer-Songwriter and Producer Bunny Sigler Releases New Single to Radio “Lavada” out January 25, 2016

“Lavada” marks the 3rd single from Bunny’s critically acclaimed CD, “Bundino”

Los Angeles, CA, January 25, 2016 - Four-time Grammy winning producer-singer-songwriter Bunny Sigler releases his third single “Lavada” from his critically acclaimed 2015 album Bundino January 25, 2016 with a YouTube premiere of his lyric video for “Lavada” on January 26, 2016. The prolific songwriter who produced the “Philly Sound” engages his audience once again with this touching love song that brings to mind the influential R&B sound of the 90’s.

Sigler’s vocals soar on this soulful track written by Sigler and previous collaborator Phil Hurt. “Lavada,” as Bunny describes, is a “love song that expresses the feelings of a man who is reminded of his one true love everywhere he goes”. Sigler’s endearing lyrics and laid back approach flow with such ease in the middle on “Lavada’s” memorable chorus.


This captivating song recalls the deepest form of love – the infatuation one feels with the love of their life. Clocking in at almost five minutes, the song’s highlights include the slow build up at the four-minute mark and the layers of vocal harmonies.

Complete with soulful ballads, nostalgic and funky songs, and finally honing in on a contemporary sound, Bunny Sigler’s latest album Bundino delivers 14 brilliant R&B tracks. Released in May 2015, the album features Sigler’s signature croons and songwriting while paying homage to 50 year career in the music industry. Sigler also has a wide variety of videos available on his YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrBunnySigler/.

“…Sigler has no problem with shaking things up, and he demonstrates his comfort with envelope pushing through Bundino.” –Soul Tracks

Follow Bunny Sigler:
Website: https://www.bunzmusicandrecords.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BunnySigler
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bunnysigler
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrBunnySigler/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+BunnySiglerMusic
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/bunnysigler
ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/bunnysigler

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323-871-4821
https://www.bunzmusicandrecords.com

The Ann Wilson Thing! - Live at The Belly Up available now exclusively at BellyUpLive.com and via all digital outlets January 29

The Ann Wilson Thing!, Heart frontwoman Ann Wilson’s solo project, is proud to announce the digital live EP, Live at The Belly Up is available now at BellyUpLive.com!

Los Angeles, CA, January 26, 2016 - The Ann Wilson Thing!, Heart frontwoman Ann Wilson’s solo project, is proud to announce the digital live EP, Live at The Belly Up is available now at BellyUpLive.com! It will be released through all digital outlets on January 29. Recorded at Solana Beach, CA’s legendary Belly Up nightclub, the EP features seven riveting performances that refresh works by artists from Bob Dylan to Aretha Franklin and everywhere in between.


Ann Wilson’s musical gifts are legendary. As a songwriter and lyricist, she has created a truly impressive body of work (“Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Magic Man,” “Straight On”, “Mistral Wind,” and many, many more). However, her greatest gift and first calling is singing. Her voice is considered to be among the best ever, with its vast range, amazing power, and sheer musicality. It has inspired legions of great singers across every genre of music.

Ever since Heart’s debut, Dreamboat Annie, Ann has been performing with her equally talented sister, Nancy Wilson, thrilling hundreds of thousands of concert fans annually. In September 2015 Ann’s “passion project” The Ann Wilson Thing released it’s first EP, #1, and embarked on her first solo tour ever, with stops in intimate venues across the country throughout September and October.

"The first night at the Belly Up in Solana Beach was a real thrill for me. It was so satisfying playing these songs to an excited, sold out house! Unforgettable,” states Wilson.

Now available exclusively from Belly Up Live http://bellyuplive.com/AnnWilsonThing!.php and available via all digital outlets on January 29.

Track Listing:
1. For What It's Worth (Live) (Buffalo Springfield Cover)
2. I Put a Spell on You (Live) (Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Cover)
3. Every Grain of Sand (Live) (Bob Dylan Cover)
4. Isolation (Live) (John Lennon Cover)
5. Permission (Live) (Sixx: AM Cover)
6. Danger Zone (Live) (Ray Charles Cover)
7. Ain't No Way (Live) (Aretha Franklin Cover)

Video Performance of “For What It’s Worth”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6ERqYLmOUc

When describing the nature of her solo shows and what fans can expect, Ann explains, “In The Ann Wilson Thing, we do music that has always inspired me. Songs written by people who I feel are master lyricists , like Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, John Lennon and Neil Young. We also do originals, and songs that aren't even in the rock box.”

For more information on “Live At The Belly Up” please visit:
www.theanwilsonthing.com
www.bellyuplive.com

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323-806-0400
http://www.bellyuplive.com

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Hofsas House Hotel Announces its Thirds Night a Charm Package Available February and March 2016

In Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Theis family is celebrating more than six decades of European hospitality at its beautiful Bavarian-inspired Hofsas House Hotel, which is as charming as the town itself.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, January 24, 2016 - In Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Theis family is celebrating more than six decades of European hospitality at its beautiful Bavarian-inspired Hofsas House Hotel, which is as charming as the town itself. With firm roots in the past, the family is looking toward the future by keeping abreast of guests’ every need.

Owner and General Manager, Carrie Theis, announced today the hotels 2016 packages. 2016 is the 100 year anniversary of Carmel-by-the-Sea. For any packages in 2016 add on a 100 Years of Carmel-by-the-Sea history book for $10.00. Learn about the 100-year history of Carmel-by-the-Sea.


Carmel-by-the-Sea Celebrates 100 Years:
Celebrate Carmel-by-the-Sea’s 100th Anniversary and Hofsas House Hotels 69th Anniversary with our History Tour! Delight in the special charms of Carmel on a leisurely, fun and informative two-hour guided walk past enchanting Fairy-tale cottages, through secret pathways, hidden courtyards and award-winning gardens. At the end of the tour, you’ll feel like a local. Cost is $25 per person. When booking use promotion code: HHWALKS.

Third Night's A Charm
Book 3 nights and the 3rd is 1/3 off. A getaway is always a wonderful break…they just don’t last long enough. At Hofsas House we know the 3rd nights a charm

Subject to availability. Minimum of three (3)-night stay required. Savings reflected in rate at time of booking. If modifications to reservation are made during your hotel stay (e.g. early departure), the promotion is void and your rate will be adjusted to the rate of the day. Taxes and gratuities not included. Offer not applicable to groups, negotiated or third-party rates. Not combinable with any other offers. Not applicable to existing reservations. Blackout dates apply. Offer valid from February – March, 2016 excluding holidays and AT&T golf week. Mention Code HHCHARM when booking.

Hofsas House Background:
Owned and operated by the Theis Family, Hofsas House Hotel is within walking distance of everything Carmel has to offer, including a stunning beach, fine restaurants and shops, and wine tasting. It provides peaceful respite and European charm just minutes from Monterey , Pebble Beach, Big Sur and Pacific Grove . The Hofsas House’s 38 spacious, one-of-a-kind rooms boast European comfort and lovely views, not to mention amenities like fireplaces, private balconies, wet bars, kitchens and patios. Large suites provide the perfect stay for newlyweds and everyone else seeking an extra special getaway. Dutch doors in every room allow guests to welcome in the ocean air, and free WiFi enables them to stay connected — if they want to.

The Hofsas House Hotel family works to ensure every visitor's experience is special, striving to offer the highest quality personal services. Consider the continental breakfast, abundant with fresh French Roast coffee, tea, juice, fruit and pastries from a neighborhood bakery, or the personalized concierge services for guests and their families, including their four-legged family members, who are welcome, as well.

For large groups — wedding parties, company meetings, family reunions and others — Hofsas House Hotel offers a spacious room equipped with a fireplace and full kitchen that can comfortably accommodate 40 people. A heated pool, dry saunas, decks with views and off-street parking are on offer as well.

Hofsas House Hotel is located on San Carlos Street, north of Fourth Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea. For more information, call (831) 624-2745 or visit www.hofsashouse.com. Like us on Facebook

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.hofsashouse.com

Friday, January 22, 2016

Sweet Honey in the Rock set to Release New Album #Loveinevolution January 22nd

#Loveinevolution Marks Band’s 24th Release; Contains Latest Video “Second Line Blues”

Hollywood, CA, January 21, 2016 - GRAMMY®-nominated, Sweet Honey in the Rock is gearing up for their upcoming album #LoveinEvolution (out January 22nd) via SHE-ROCKS 5, INC./Appleseed Recordings (distributed by E1 Entertainment). The A Capella ensemble recently released their second single and music video, “Second Line Blues,” available now on iTunes and Amazon.

The album’s stark second single “Second Line Blues” with its cryptic snare drum cadence, roll calls the names of innocent people that have fallen victim to murder at the hands of anyone from deranged civilians to police abusing their license to kill. Carol Maillard (who along with Louise Robinson is an original member of the group) states, “Since we started performing this piece, we’ve needed to keep adding names…and sadly, we’ll be adding more before things change.”

Since 1973, this remarkable all women, African- American group has been creating historical and stimulating topics expressed through song, dance and sign language. The ensemble has produced over 20 albums and has interchanged with many vocalists. However, embarking on a new chapter in their musical journey, Sweet Honey in the Rock now includes four core vocalists—Louise Robinson, Carol Maillard (both founding members) Nitanju Bolade Casel, and Aisha Kahlil—plus Shirley Childress (an American Sign Language Interpreter who has been performing live with the group since 1981). One of the early highlights of their 2016 performance season will be Sweet Honey in the Rock’s 34th appearance at Carnegie Hall which will include special guest appearances by highly-regarded violinist Regina Carter and trumpeter Terence Blanchard.

Their soon-to-be-released 24th studio album, #LoveinEvolution, highlights Sweet Honey In The Rock’s signature blend of jazz, blues, soul, gospel, and African chants, containing 14 touching songs produced by Nitanju Bolade Casel. The album features an eclectic mix of new original songs and covers of a few popular classics.

www.AppleseedMusic.com
www.sweethoney.com

Catch Sweet Honey in the Rock on Tour!

February 11, 2016 8:00pm Carnegie Hall New York, NY
February 20, 2016 2:00pm Koerner Hall Toronto, ON
February 20, 2016 8:00pm Koerner Hall Toronto, ON
March 1, 2016 7:30pm The Long Center for the Performing Arts Austin, TX
March 2, 2016 7:30pm The Tobin Center for Performing Arts San Antonio, TX
April 1, 2016 7:30pm Palmer Auditorium New London, CT
April 18, 2016 TBD Marriott Marquis Hotel Washington, DC
May 6, 2016 8:00pm Sanders Theater Cambridge, MA
May 13, 2016 7:30pm Paramount Theater Goldsboro, NC
May 14, 2016 8:00pm High Point Theater High Point, NC
May 15, 2016 7:30pm Birchmere Alexandria, VA
December 21, 2016 8:00pm Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA

Press Inquiries Please Contact: Chip Schutzman,Miles High Productions, Chip@mileshighproductions.com, 323-871-4821.

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323-871-4821

http://www.sweethoney.com

Monday, January 18, 2016

6th Annual Whalefest Monterey to be held on January 23 & 24, 2016 at Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, California

The Whale Watching Capital of the World™

Monterey, CA, January 19, 2016 – The Monterey Fisherman's Wharf Association will sponsor and hold the 6th ANNUALWHALEFEST MONTEREY at and around Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, California, The Whale Watching Capital of the World™ on Saturday, January 23rd and Sunday, January 24th, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This free, fun and educational interactive family event for all ages celebrates the migration of the gray whales! The event also benefits many local and national marine organizations that inspire, educate, explore and empower the public to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.


Among the highlights will be a symposium with lectures and documentaries related to ocean and marine life conservation, musical performances, and many educational displays by participating organizations. Thousands of attendees are expected again this year that range from local families and school children who want to learn more about our maritime environment to visitors from near and far who want to explore the annual whale migration.

Whale watchers come from around the world to view hundreds of whales, orcas, dolphins and pelicans who continue to feast on a “krill and anchovy buffet” in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Throughout the year, this Whale Watching Capital of the World™ offers sightings of 15 species of whales, 10 species of dolphins, 2 species of porpoise, 6 species of pinnipeds and 1 species of fissiped (sea otter).

Weather permitting, whale watching tours, fishing, sailing and glass bottom boats (for a fee) will be operating from the Wharf, and Wharf restaurants will be serving lunch and dinner. Wharf shops will also be featuring marine-themed merchandise.

The two-day event will feature a wide array of fun and informative activities including:

A 60-foot model whale – Humphrey the Humpback Whale (attendees can climb inside), will be on site to honor the migration of his friends, the gray whales. There will be squid dissection by scientists from the Hopkins Marine station and interactive displays from the Shark Research Center. Learn more about the Web Entanglement Team (WET) coordinated by Marine Life Studies that help rescue the increasing number of entangled whales. MY Museum will bring Wheelie Mobilee with lots of interactive activities for kids.

Currently, the participating marine conservation and other organizations that will provide information, demonstrations and activities include:

American Cetacean Society
California Coastal Commission
Camp SEA Lab
Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Hopkins Marine Station
Marine Life Studies
Marine Mammal Center
Monterey Academy Oceanographic Science (MAOS)
Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD)
MY Museum
Moss Landing Marine Labs
Otter Project
Pacific Grove Museum
Pacific Shark Research Center
Save the Whales
U.S. Coast Guard & Coast Guard Auxiliary
Whale Entanglement Team (WET)
Ventana Wildlife Society

Additional organizations will be participating too.

Whalefest Monterey once again has lined up world-renowned marine scientists, researchers, authors and historians to speak at a two-day Symposium on January 23rd and 24th, 2016 as part of the Whalefest Monterey event on and around Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey. This year’s presentations focus on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and its wildlife; climate change, weather and water anomalies and their affects on marine life; whale entanglements and rescues; and local marine history.

On Saturday, Paul Michel from MBNMS/NOAA will provide an overview of the abundant marine life in Monterey Bay; while leatherback turtle researcher Scott Benson will discuss biology and ecology of leatherback turtles including information specific to the endangered western Pacific population that utilizes US west coast waters as a foraging region. UC Santa Cruz distinguished professor Dan Costa will share his research experience with elephant seals.

Cannery Row Foundation founder and John Steinbeck expert Michael Hemp explores the fate of the Western Flyer research ship that took “Doc” Ricketts and John Steinbeck on a well documented research trip to the Sea of Cortez 70 years ago; and local fisheries historian Tim Thomas will entertain with tales of whales, sardines and canneries in oldMonterey.

Scientist, researcher and New York Times bestselling author of “Blue Mind”, Wallace J.Nichols, will be on hand to share his insights on the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under or simply near water. He’ll also sign copies of his book, available at the event.

Sunday’s program focuses on climate change and recent meteorological and oceanographic events and their affect on marine life in general and whales in particular. Marine Biologist Steve Webster, one of the founders of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, will talk about the effects of climate change on whales; while marine ecologist Steve Lonhart explores warm water abnormalities recently observed in Monterey Bay and beyond. Rounding out the program are presentations by the Northern California Whale Entanglement Team, including founder Peggy Stap of Marine Life Studies, who’ll share their experiences and insights into rescuing injured whales on the high seas and in port.

A full schedule of the program with additional speakers (subject to change) will be released later. Additional information about the presentations and speakers’ biographies can be found on the Monterey Wharf’s website:http://montereywharf.com/index.php?page=whalefest-monterey-2013
For more information and updates, go to www.montereywharf.com or call 831-238-0777.

Contact:
Wendy Brickman
Brickman Marketing
395 Del Monte Center #250
Monterey, CA 93940
831-633-4444
http://www.montereywharf.com

Friday, January 15, 2016

Andrew "Flip" Filipowski Netswitch Technology

Named One of the Top 50 Startup Influencers to follow in 2016

San Francisco, CA, January 15, 2016 — Netswitch Technology Management’s Flip Filipowski named Top 50 Startup Influencers for follow in 2016. According to Linkedin, these influencers have highly influenced the Startup community. Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Arianna Huffington are just some of the names included in the top 50! Mr. Filipowski also joins that prestigious list this year.

To learn more go to http://taalk.com/50-influencers-to-follow-in-your-startup-journey-2016-linkedin/.

Netswitch Technology Management, Inc. is ranked as the world’s fourth fastest growing managed security service providers (MSSPs) for 2015 and is the leading next generation Managed Security Services company with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Hongkong, Beijing and Shanghai. Netswitch’s security services are delivered through their innovative, award-winning cyber-security platform called MADROC® which uses best-in-breed analytics and detection software to help businesses defend against advanced cyber-attacks and prevent breaches.

Mr. Filipowski is one of the world's most successful high-tech entrepreneurs, philanthropists and industry visionaries. Mr. Filipowski is the founder of Tally Capital, a venture capital firm focused on investing in Bitcoin, the digital currency ecosystem.

Mr. Filipowski was the former COO of Cullinet, the largest software company of the 1980's. He then founded and served as Chairman and CEO of PLATINUM technology and grew PLATINUM into the 8th largest software company in the world at the time of its sale to Computer Associates for $4 billion - the largest such transaction for a software company at the time.

“As we move into uncharted territories in privacy and crypto-security, we will become increasingly dependent upon emerging security technologies and cyber-security experts to provide protection from attacks and Internet crime.” Said Filipowski. “Companies with innovative platform solutions like Netswitch will play increasingly important roles in deciding the outcomes for small and medium sized businesses. I am excited to be joining their board and look forward to working with the management team to continue to create meaningful service offerings in this space.”

ABOUT NETSWITCH
Netswitch is a global technology solutions provider, serving businesses of all sizes whose model for success relies upon secure, smoothly running, and fully integrated IT systems.

The MADROC® Integrated Security Platform is in use at over 3,000 client sites around the world providing intrusion detection and prevention, advanced behavioral analytics, preemptive breach detection, monitored and managed web firewalls and gateways, security information and event management, managed incident response and remediation and complete audit-ready regulatory compliance.

For more information, please visit us at http://www.netswitch.net/

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.netswitch.net/

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Holman Ranch Announces The Ultimate Ranch Experience

Holman Ranch is proud to announce an exciting and exclusive wining and dining experience at one of the Central Coast's finest estates featuring wines from two exemplary wineries, dinner at a celebrated restaurant in beautiful Carmel Valley Village, topped off by dinner at one of the village's renowned tasting lounges and an overnight stay at Holman Ranch.

Carmel Valley, CA, January 12, 2016 – Holman Ranch is proud to announce an exciting and exclusive wining and dining experience at one of the Central Coast's finest estates featuring wines from two exemplary wineries, dinner at a celebrated restaurant in beautiful Carmel Valley Village, topped off by dinner at one of the village's renowned tasting lounges and an overnight stay at Holman Ranch. The Ultimate Ranch Experience is customizable from massages to horseback lessons. This unique Carmel Valley experience is available on Mondays with very limited availability. Reservations are accepted up to four months in advance. Cost is $850 for 1 night, double occupancy. Additional night, room only, can be added for $275 depending on availability.

Ultimate Ranch Experience Itinerary:

Monday:

4PM arrival, wine tasting at Holman Ranch tasting room, receive your key and head up to our historic 400 acre ranch, that will be your home away from home for the next 24 hours!

5PM after unpacking in your cozy, historic guest rooms, enjoy a glass of wine on your front porch in a reclaimed teak rocking chair, or a refreshing dip in the first pool ever built in Carmel Valley, perhaps a game of horseshoes or a leisurely stroll on our many miles of trails.

7PM Enjoy your dinner at the ranch. We offer dinner from one of our preferred caterers who will bring your meal and wine to the Ranch for you. ($150 per couple allocated to dinner included in package)

9PM Take advantage of your s’mores kit found in your room, shoot some pool in our Game Room while enjoying some tunes from our vintage jukebox.

Retire to your room and fall asleep to nothing but the sounds of nature.

Tuesday:
7:30-9:30AM Enjoy a continental self-serve breakfast basket delivered to your front door.
12PM check out
12:30PM picnic lunch delivered to ranch
1PM wine cave tour with barrel tasting, vineyard tour, finished off with a tasting and amuse bouche at our Jarman tasting lounge and patio

· extend your stay to 2 nights and get the option to upgrade to a wellness, golf, culinary package.
To make your reservations call 831-659-2640 or email info@holmanranch.com.

Wine Caves:
The winery at Holman Ranch, located in The Caves, is completely underground in order to take advantage of the natural cooling and humidity held below. The 3000 square foot area maintains a constant temperature of 58˚F-60 ˚F and contains four 750 gallon tanks, four 1200 gallon tanks, and four open top tanks that can hold two tons each. One hundred (100) French oak barrels are maintained year round. Winery operations such as destemming, pressing, fermenting and aging take place within the cool environment of The Caves, while bottling is done directly outside using a mobile bottling line. During harvest, 6 to 8 tons of grapes a day are processed. This may seem low but it is due to the fact that harvesting hours are between 7am to noon on any given day. Grapes are hand picked and loaded into half ton bins, transferred to the winery by tractor and then moved by forklift to the destemmer. White wines take around three weeks to ferment at 50˚F and are bottled in February, while red varietals ferment for two weeks and are bottled in early June. All skins, seeds and stems are composted and returned to the fields. Slow months for our winery are June, July and August with the busiest time being September. The winery will produce 3000-5000 cases annually.

Vineyard & Winery Background:
Located at the north eastern tip of the Carmel Valley Appellation, the family-owned Holman Ranch resides approximately 12 miles inland from the Pacific Coast. Immersed in history and romance, the ranch has not only proven to be an excellent growing location for our vineyards but also for the Tuscan varietal olive trees which have flourished under the temperate climate.

Our estate-grown wine varietals are planted on approximately 21 acres of undulating terrain.
The wines produced are unfined and crafted to deliver the true varietal of the grape from harvest to bottle.

The climate and terroir of the appellation has played a critical part in the success of our wines. The warmth of our inland valley coupled with the cooling marine layer has established itself as an ideal microclimate for the production of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Our Burgundy Clones have thrived from the perfect blend of ideal climate, southern exposure and thin rocky soils.

Holman Ranch Tasting Room:
Holman Ranch’s Carmel Valley tasting room offers the perfect backdrop to swirl, sip and savor the different complexities of Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery wines. There is something for everyone (4 varietals in fact), from the full-bodied Pinot Noirs to the light, fruity flavors of our Pinot Gris and lightly oaked Chardonnay. Holman Ranch also offers estate grown and bottled Olive Oil available for tasting and purchase at the Tasting Room.

The Tasting Room showcases the estate wines of Holman Ranch which includes our Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé of Pinot Noir. Carefully hand-harvested, cold pressed and bottled, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced from the fruits of our Tuscan trees has a delightful spice followed by a buttery finish.

Three tasting flights of three wines each (White, Mountain and Pinot Noir) are available 7 days a week. The Tasting Room also holds a series of cooking demos called In Your Backyard. For more information, call (831) 659-2640.

Olive Grove:
Holman Ranch has its own distinctive olive grove located on a south facing hill of our vineyard. The grove is comprised of 100 trees with multiple cultivars planted. These cultivars consist of 25 Frantoio, 25 Leccino, 10 Mission, 25 Coratina, 5 Pendolino, and 10 Picholine, all of which were originally planted in 2194 in a Carmel Valley orchard then replanted at Holman Ranch in 2007. These mature olive trees allowed us to produce olive oil right away. They are planted in shale for the best production and harvesting results possible. We harvest our fruit by hand in December, which is then milled, producing a superb, high quality product. Although the Olive Grove is not certified organic, we do employ organic practices when farming our trees. Our mill, however, is certified organic. An interesting fact is that olive trees are alternate bearing, which means that one year they may produce 650, 375ml bottles worth of oil, while next year they may produce only 50, 375ml bottles.

Holman Ranch Background:
Holman Ranch: Where the Past is Always Present. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, Californian historic Holman Ranch provides a unique and memorable setting for weddings, special events, family gatherings, corporate retreats, and team-building events. With its charming gardens, stunning mountain views and serenity, this private estate affords old-world charm while providing modern day conveniences. This stunning Property includes a fully restored stone hacienda, overnight guest rooms, vineyards, olive grove, horse stables and more. www.holmanranch.com

About Jarman Wines
Jarman’s terroir (a French word that speaks to a wine’s place of origin, its subtle nuances of traceable character, flavor, lineage and integrity) refers to a special place in Carmel Valley—and also to a special woman who inspired a family to bottle the essence of a mother’s spirit. The Jarman label will reflect quality, with only the best local grapes used during an artisanal, small-batch winemaking process. Jarman wine uses only 100 percent estate-grown, organic and certified-sustainable grapes. Aged in French oak barrels, Jarman’s vintages are held in limited supply, and not available anywhere outside their tasting room. The two varietals include:

· The 2013 Jarman Pinot Noir takes on nuances of warm blueberry pie, cloves and cinnamon that mingle in the nose with oak notes from 10 months in the barrel. The mouth-feel is plump and juicy with overtones of cassis and blackberries.

· The 2014 Jarman Chardonnay features floral notes reminiscent of walking by a parfumerie in France — subtle and pleasant with a hint of earthiness. When serving this wine lightly chilled, rich notes of underripe berries and raw honey will waltz across your palate.

To further honor their mother’s memory, the family has opened a special tasting room in Carmel Valley Village (open noon to 5 p.m., Thurs.-Sun.; or by appointment) next to Will’s Fargo Steakhouse + Bar, the restaurant they purchased in 2014. The tastings will feature full-fledged experiences, including tours and wine education, and each will include a food element that complements the wine. The new Jarman tasting room will provide visitors with three unique experiences: Cru Tasting, Premier Cru Experience and the Grand Cru Experience.

About The Owners:
Carmel Valley’s iconic steakhouse Will’s Fargo is owned and operated by the husband-and-wife team of Nick Elliott and Hunter Lowder, who also team up to run nearby Holman Ranch, a wedding and special event venue that also produces wine and olive oil. Lowder formerly served as manager of Rio Grill in Carmel, while Elliott is a culinary school graduate. At Will’s, Lowder manages the front of the house while Elliott runs the bar. The couple maintains Will’s Fargo’s reputation as an elite steakhouse and popular locals’ hangout, while also using the property as an off-site option for Holman Ranch guests.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.holmanranch.com

Thursday, December 31, 2015

“Pasta, Pizza and Professionals Lecture, Dinner & Networking Series” to Launch at Cibo Restaurant on Monday, January 11, 2016

Save the date! Don’t miss the first ever “Pasta, Pizza and Professionals Lecture, Dinner & Networking Series” on Monday, January 11, 2016 at Cibo Ristorante Italiano, located at 301 Alvarado in Downtown Monterey.

Monterey, CA, January 01, 2016 - Save the date! Don’t miss the first ever “Pasta, Pizza and Professionals Lecture, Dinner & Networking Series” on Monday, January 11, 2016 at Cibo Ristorante Italiano, located at 301 Alvarado in Downtown Monterey. Parking is available in the adjacent garage.The first event will feature multi-award-winning video producer, Jules Hart, with a presentation about "Insider Tips to Video Production for Business, Education and Fun!"

These days, video is so accessible and important in our lives. Learning the basic approach to planning and implementing your video project can make it easier and more effective when hiring a professional or producing it yourself. A well-produced video can better communicate your business goals for audience presentations, on television or on the web. Jules will also provide some tips for creating a great family or event video.

The lecture will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $10 at the door (fee goes to the speaker). After the lecture, there will be a No Host Dinner and Informal Conversation with the Filmmaker, Jules Hart for those who are interested.

Cibo is offering attendees a special 3-course “Pasta, Pizza and Professionals” Dinner price of $24.95 (including a choice of Local Field Greens or Tuscan Bean Soup, a choice of Pizza Margherita, Rigatoni Di Giovanni Pasta, Salmon or Chicken) and dessert will feature Tiramisu. Event attendees can also order anything off of the menu described on www.cibo.com. Cibo has a $3 Happy Hour which will be available to attendees of this event in the seminar area. RSVPs are appreciated by Friday, January 8th for the seminar and/or dinner. Please contact Wendy Brickman at (831) 594-1500 or email brickman@brickmanmarketing.com.

According to Wendy Brickman, owner of Brickman Marketing and founder of Pasta, Pizza and Professionals, “I have had the pleasure of coordinating the one-hour Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Brown Bag Seminars for over 25 years and I love doing so! It’s a great way to learn relevant information for our businesses and network with the community. However, I was also looking for a more relaxed venue for learning that features a great ambiance, food and service so I “cooked” up this concept. I know that Cibo Ristorante Italiano in Downtown Monterey is just the perfect place! Scheduling these learning events with community experts in the evening around dinner will also allow us to better “digest” what we learn, mix and mingle, and ask questions one-on-one of the expert speaker.”

About Jules Hart
Award-winning film producer and director Jules Hart is the founder of Eye Goddess Films.Her work has aired on PBS and screened at a number of festival venues including Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival; Carmel Art & Film Festival; the Ojai Film Festival; and the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City. Hart picked up Best Female Filmmaker at the Action On Film Festival in Pasadena, CA, and an Emerging Artist Award at the Beloit International Film Festival in 2011.

Through her work, Hart has explored such diverse topics as storefront churches, Latina healers, drumming as a spiritual practice, and art as a vehicle for healing.Her documentaries have won several awards including Best Documentary at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and Best Faith Based Film at the AOF International Film Festival. Other venues where her documentaries have screened are the United Nations Commission For the Status of Women in New York and at Michael Moore's State Theatre in Traverse City, Michigan.

Hart transitioned from a 20-year career in front of the camera as an international fashion model, to her present role behind the camera after creating a short film as a homework assignment for a Film and Folklore class at UCLA.It was at that point she realized her true calling.As a filmmaker, Hart taps into her own feminism and dedication to women’s rights to tell compelling stories about other women’s struggles, challenges and victories.

Another passion of Ms. Hart’s is working with local business owners, entrepreneurs, and artists to create effective marketing videos to help them reach a larger audience, whether for television or the web.

Jules Hart has lectured at Antioch University, Whittier College and UCLA, her alma mater, on topics such as Film and Folklore, Women in the Arts, and Women and Religion.

About Cibo Restaurant
Cibo Ristorante Italiano (www.cibo.com) offers Italian cuisine, gourmet pizzas, cocktails, fine wines, cordials, and more. Cibo (pronounced chee-bo) means food in Italian, but it’s more of a feast for the senses. This beautiful, spacious and comfortable restaurant features an intimate yet vibrant atmosphere which is accentuated with expressive art in the form of photography, paintings, sculpture, hand-blown glass and live jazz. Fusing the best of old and new world Italian cuisine, Cibo offers an eclectic menu ranging from gourmet pizzas to multi-course dinners. Families are welcome and there is a special children’s menu. Cibo has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike since 1990.

Cibo is open every evening with dinner served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Cibo Bar is open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and is a popular “pre-event” and “after-party” destination. The bar features a $3 Happy Hour with special appetizers daily from 4 p.m.– 7 p.m. They offer an extensive high quality local and international wine and beer list, cordials, microbrews, rare and small batch Bourbons, Scotches, Ports, Grappa and liqueurs, as well as espresso, coffee drinks and a full menu of cocktails.

Cibo also presents live music 6 nights a week. On Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the cool sound of Jazz accompanies dinner from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. The restaurant features a lively and fun atmosphere with Reggae, R&B, Rock or Salsa dance music on Friday and Saturday nights from 9:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. with no cover charge.There is also the popular "Happy Hour Jazz Jam" from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. every first and third Sunday of the month which includes Happy Hour food and drink specials. Cibo is now “wired” with free Internet service.

With 150 seats, including intimate booths for dining , and room for over 50 people in the attractive bar area, Cibo also accommodates large groups for business functions, wedding rehearsals and receptions, special group dining events, and customized private parties.NEW! Outdoor heating seating along Alvarado Street is coming soon!

Cibo Restaurant is the winner of numerous awards including California Writers Association Recommended Dining, Monterey Herald Readers' Choice Local Favorite, Best Place to Meet Singles in Their 30's and 40's, Gold Key Award for Interior Design, Best Place to Enjoy a Martini,Best Place for Live Jazz,Best Italian Restaurant,Best Place to Dance,Best Martini and one of the Top 10 Happy Hours in Monterey.

For more information, go to www.cibo.com or call (831) 649-8151.

Contact:
Wendy Brickman
Brickman Marketing
395 Del Monte Center #250
Monterey, CA 93940
831-633-4444
http://www.cibo.com