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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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The A List Wish List

Hey A Listers!

Tis’ the holiday season and who doesn’t love getting and giving gifts? Here’s some gift ideas from my personal A List, with a little something for everyone. I’ve included a few things that you may want to give yourself.

A is for A List, I mean Aardvark

I happen to like the letter A. I like it so much I developed the name of my company around the letter. Lucky for me, I’m Alyssa Anderson and not Denise Dickerson because D-List Media doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. If you know someone else that loves their initial, why not get them a monogrammed item. One that I LOVE comes from this collection of alphabet animal prints by J Hill Design. A cool piece of art is always in fashion.

Price: $50 for a framed print click here.

Come Rain or Shine

If there is one accessory that is a must have in Las Vegas, it’s sunglasses. Even during these winter months the sun’s rays are damaging to our cornea and the soft skin around our eyes. Designer sunglasses make a statement. This month iFocus Vision Center is making high-end sunglasses more accessible. Through the end of 2009, all designer sunglasses are 50 percent off. My favorites are these by Dior. With an additional 50 percent off they are a steal.

Price: 50 percent off $255

9484 W. Flamingo Rd. Suite 280, Las Vegas or visit www.ifocuslasvegas.com.

Seeing is Believing

Big business, small business and individuals know that online video marketing is essential to their success. Get with the program and pick up a Flip MINOHD camera. They make it so easy even your grandparents can do it. Start making videos about your business, products and services, you’ll be happy you did.

Price: $199 For more information check out flip.

Gimme a head with hair, Long beautiful hair

The Las Vegas winter does a number on your hair. But the folks at Global House of Hair recommend Force Vector by L’Oreal Series Expert shampoo and conditioner. Why do I love it? Because it protects hair from the damaging desert air and repairs any damage done. And guys if you don’t think this is a problem, just ask your lady.

Price: Starts at $18.50

Find it at Global House of Hair in Summerlin

11700 W. Charleston Las Vegas or check out www.globalhouseofhair.com

A Polaroid Camera in the Digital Age

Print photos on the go instantly from your digital camera or even from your phone with the PoGo Instant Mobile Printer, I like the red one. This affordable, pocket-sized photo printer lets you share your pics with friends now, rather than later.

Price: $49.99

Pick one up here.

Kick-start A New Years Resolution

Come January 1st we’ll all want to follow through on those New Years resolutions. A gift card to the Yoga Sanctuary can deliver mental and physical wellbeing something we all need in 2010. In January instructor Sasha Larkin is holding a workshop called “Resolve to Evolve” to help attendees flow into the New Year right.

Price: Gift cards can be purchased in any amount starting at $25


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Busy week ahead at A List Media

Good morning A-Listers! We’ve got a busy week ahead, looking forward to the Yoga Sanctuary Holiday Party this Thursday at the Opium room inside TAO nightclub.

It’s a charity event, for one of the most important causes in our community, putting people back to work! All donations go to Goodwill of Southern Nevada, an organization that is working so hard to find jobs for everyone this holiday season.

Yoga Sanctuary is dedicated to helping this worthy cause, and this Thursday we’ll see instructors striking a different pose with every donation. It will definitely be a sight to see as we try to end this year on a positive note!

Speaking of positive news, A-List is going to launch our new Facebook fan page this week. We’ll post a link as soon as it’s ready.

That’s all for now, hope your week is off to a great start!

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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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