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Love On The A-List

Everyone’s favorite Hallmark holiday is just around the corner and A-List Media clients have a lot to offer this month. Here’s a sampling:

Amy’s Rules of Romance
The February issue of 944 is out NOW and it features relationship expert Amy Rubin sharing the Rules for Dating in Las Vegas. Amy takes a modern look at dating in Sin City, what to strive for and what to avoid. Pick up a copy today. Amy Rubin is the host of Amy’s Heart After Dark click here for more info.

Helping Hearts on Valentines Day
Want to look your best for your valentine without breaking the bank at an overpriced Strip salon? Global House of Hair, headed by the dynamic husband-and-wife team of Jill and Michael St. Onge, is creating a buzz in Summerlin. Not only do they have style in spades, they also have some big hearts. This Valentine’s Day GHH is offering haircuts for just $25, regularly their cuts start at $55. All proceeds from the $25 haircuts will go to the American Heart Association.  How cool is that? Global House of Hair is located at 11700 W. Charleston Blvd. To make an appointment call (702) 476-5300.

Focus on Your Health
The look of love is a lot brighter at iFocus Vision Center, where Dr. Vivienne Velasco is hosting a health and wellness event Saturday, Feb. 20. Along with free vision screenings, attendees will experience live cooking demos from Oiga,Mire,Vea Columbian Restaurant. Dr. Joan Leaks of Southwest Wellness Center will be there providing nutrition and diet information and handouts. Enjoy free facials and samples of Juice Plus. There is a little something for everyone.
iFocus Vision Center is located at 9484 W. Flamingo Rd. Suite 280, Las Vegas, NV 89114.

Rocket to Bliss
World-renowned yoga instructor Larry Schultz will be presenting his Rocket Yoga series on February 5 & 6 at Yoga Sanctuary’s West side studio. His inventive, inspiring routine ranks him among the most highly regarded yoga teachers in the country. His famous Rocket Series is a fun, upbeat Ashtanga yoga approach that encourages people to keep their energy high while connecting to their inner power.  For more info click here.

Next week, the A-List blog takes a closer look at local media. Don’t miss our interview with KVBC’s Kim Wagner, host of southern Nevada’s No. 1 morning show, Wake Up with the Wagners.


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Fall is the new summer, especially in Las Vegas…

Just last week my sister commented that fall is the new summer. Seems like there are a ton of events happening in October. My guess is that everyone loves the prefect weather.

Here are a few A-List items to keep an eye on this month.

Yoga for a Cure

This weekend take part in an enriching yoga class while helping out a worthy cause. Sunday, join the Yoga Sanctuary for Yoga for a Cure, a benefit for the Southern Nevada chapter of Komen for a Cure. The class is open to yoga students of all levels. KLAS-TV Channel 8 news anchor Paula Francis will also be there introducing Jackie Brown, executive director of the local Komen for a Cure. Francis, a Yoga Sanctuary regular, promotes breast cancer awareness through her Buddy Check 8 Program.

Eyes on Halloween

My guess is that two of this year’s most popular Halloween costumes will be zombie Michael Jackson from the Thriller video and Twilight heartthrob Edward Cullen. What will make these costumes complete? It’s all about the eyes.

Check out these spooky Wild Eyes contacts available at iFocus Vision Center. They are all the rage this Halloween. Now, who’s throwing the party?

Wells Fargo Grant a Wish

August and September A List Media was busy promoting the Wells Fargo Grant a Wish program. Wells Fargo and Nevada Public Education Foundation teamed up to offer nearly $30,000 in grants to Nevada’s schools. The applications are in and this year the amount of applications doubled compared to last year.

Two big reasons for this may be:

  1. This year there is an even bigger need for additional funds in the classroom.
  2. A-List Media did a great job getting the word out there (If I do say so myself).

Once the money has been allocated I will put out a link so you all can see some of the creative programs our schools and teachers have brought together.

And one more thing…

Everyone who knows me knows that October is my birthday month. Thanks to all those that sent me birthday wishes, positive thoughts and presents. I look forward to extending my birthday through this weekend when I will be reconnecting with friends. After all, what good is a birthday if you can’t make it last? Happy birthday to all my fellow Librans.

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Goodwill Gala, the power of work

I believe it was late January when my good friend and talented journalist Kathy Topp left her her job at KVBC-TV and took a position as the Director of Communications and Development at Southern Nevada Goodwill.

Kathy was a natural for PR, she knows how to tell a good story and she has a ton of media contacts. However, Kathy was weary of the event planning that fell under her title. She was especially concerned about planning the Goodwill of Southern Nevada Gala scheduled for September. I had no worries. Kathy is multitalented and I had no doubt she would pull off the best gala in Goodwill history.

Kathy asked me to chair the gala committee and I said yes with no reservations. The goal of any gala is to raise money for a worthy cause. Right now, Goodwill is one of the worthiest.

Their mission is to educate, train and employ people with disabilities and other special needs to help them maximize the quality of their life. With the state unemployment rate at more than 13 percent, we have a lot of work to do.

Kathy put together a great group of committee members which she asked me to chair. We all reached out to our contacts and put together a kickin live and silent auction.

I am proud to say my clients, iFocus and the Yoga Sanctuary, donated some items. Two Ed Hardy sunglasses, his and hers from Dr. Vivienne Valesco and iFocus Vision Center, and a five class yoga package from the Yoga Sanctuary. The gala was this past weekend and those items alone raised nearly $500 for the silent auction. I couldn’t be happier.

As I often say, it takes a village and so many PR colleagues and contacts from around the city coordinated and contributed. Thanks to all my contacts and friends that helped us make the Goodwill of Southern Nevada Annual Gala a success!!

I implore each of you to check out this video to learn about the power of work. It was produced by Kathy Topp and shot and edited by the talented Matt McColl of Five Stars Creative. I think you will find it truly moving.

The Power of Work.


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