Celebrities pour into Roy Choi’s first Las Vegas restaurant on Park MGM’s grand opening night 


LAS VEGAS (December 29, 2018) – The biggest names in entertainment feasted at Best Friend, Roy Choi’s first Las Vegas restaurant, on Friday, Dec. 28 during Park MGM’s official grand opening.


Choi prepared his signature flavors for guests, which included pop superstar Katy Perry, DJ singer-songwriter Samantha Ronson, rapper and actor YG, actress Regina King, Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei, and actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, dining at Best Friend before-and-after the Lady Gaga Enigma show debut at Park Theater.


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Perry was seated in the heart of the main dining room with friends and experienced several unique dishes Choi has created to celebrate the various cultures of his LA neighborhood. Highlights from Perry’s meal included the sizzling Spicy Pork marinated in a sweet and spicy kochujang sauce, the Tamarind Cod Hot Pot – a large-format Korean stew with vermicelli noodles, and the tantalizingly crispy and creamy Slippery Shrimp.


Following the official afterparty at Park MGM’s modern speakeasy and club concept – On The Record – Tomei, King, and YG visited Best Friend for late-night meals to cap off an electric evening.


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Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas are the newest luxury destinations on the Las Vegas Strip, offering an intimate resort experience on a grand scale. A partnership between MGM Resorts International and New York-based Sydell Group, Park MGM features 2,700 guest rooms and suites; and the Las Vegas extension of Sydell’s NoMad features 293 well-appointed guest rooms and suites. The resort’s remarkable culinary program features NoMad Restaurant and NoMad Bar from Will Guidara and Daniel Humm; L.A. legend Roy Choi’s Korean BBQ concept, Best Friend; Hogsalt Hospitality’s renowned Bavette’s Steakhouse; and the 40,000-square-foot vibrant Italian marketplace, Eataly, among other dining and cocktail experiences. Park Theater, the resort’s entertainment destination, is a 5,200-seat venue home to special engagements by Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears and other top entertainers. Park MGM is also home to the unique nightlife concept from LA-based Houston Hospitality, On The Record. Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas are located in the heart of The Strip, next to the entertainment and dining neighborhood created by The Park and the 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena. Park MGM is owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit ParkMGM.com, call toll-free at 888-529-4828 or follow on Facebook or  Twitter.


FAMILY NEWS: Call for entries announced for Family Rosary’s 2019 “Try Prayer! It Works!” Contest



National Competition Encourages Children

to Express Faith through Art, Poetry, Prose and Video


Family Rosary is asking students to submit entries for the 2019 “Try Prayer! It Works!” Contest. This national competition encourages children to participate in an inspiring faith experience by expressing their beliefs through art, poetry, prose and a new category this year: video. The competition is open to students in Grades K-12 enrolled in Catholic schools, religious education programs, parishes and other organizations, including home schooling. The attached press release includes details of this announcement. Please include in any upcoming coverage of Family News. For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Susan Wallace of Holy Cross Family Ministries at 508-238-4095, ext. 2050, or swallace@hcfm.org. Thanks!

The following text is included in the attached document:


EASTON, Mass. – The call for entries has gone out! It’s time to start coloring, writing, rhyming and videotaping for the “Try Prayer! It Works!” Contest. Deadline for the national competition is Feb. 20, 2019.

Sponsored by Family Rosary, the 2019 “Try Prayer! It Works!” Contest encourages children to participate in an inspiring faith experience by expressing their beliefs through art, poetry, prose and a new category this year: video. The competition is open to students in Grades K-12 enrolled in a Catholic school, religious education program, parish or other organization, including home school.

This year’s theme “Mary, Mother of the Church” helps families explore how Mary is the Mother of Jesus and  Mother to us all. Our Blessed Mother’s important role in the Church flows from her deep connection with her Son and from Him to us.

“Mary is the mother of the world,” said Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C., President. “She teaches us to love at all times and always to want the best for the people around us. Mary cares for each of us and will be by our side whenever we’re in need. She became the perfect model of love when she says ‘yes’ to God to be the mother of Jesus.”

The “Try Prayer! It Works!” Contest focuses on family faith enrichment in the home. The goal is to bring the Church’s teachings to life around the dinner table with discussion prompts, reflection question, prayer ideas and creativity.

The first place winner in each category receives $100 while the sponsor of each winner also receives $100. The “Try Prayer! It Works!” Contest asks entrants to creatively depict their faith through art, poetry, prose and video. Students in grades K-12 enrolled in a Catholic school, religious education program, parish, home school or other organization are eligible to participate.

For details or to download an application, go to www.FamilyRosary.org/TryPrayer. All entries are due by Feb. 20, 2019. Questions? Call Family Rosary at 800-299-PRAY (7729).

Family Rosary was founded in 1942 by Venerable Patrick Peyton, also known as the “Rosary Priest,” to help families pray together. Father Peyton, and the ministry, are known by two powerful and memorable sayings: “The Family That Prays Together Stays Together” and “A World at Prayer is a World at Peace.” Father Peyton was one of the most influential American Catholic priests of the 20th century, using the entertainment industry to further his mission of family Rosary prayer in honor of Mary and her son Jesus.

In the spirit of its founder Venerable Patrick Peyton, Holy Cross Family Ministries is a family of Catholic ministries that inspires, promotes and fosters the prayer life and spiritual well-being of families throughout the world. Family Rosary, a member ministry, helps families pray, especially the Rosary. For more information, call 800-299-PRAY (7729) or visit www.FamilyRosary.org.

Holy Cross Family Ministries is sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.www.HolyCrossUSA.org




Hosting Thanksgiving dinner.

After preparing that Wonderful meal for the family and friends. I’m sure that we can all agree that , the worst part of Thanksgiving is the clean up after Thanksgiving dinner. For starters-You should have already prepared to clean the house from top to bottom. Here are some tips that will help get your house back on track:

For the Refrigerator
Clean the condenser coils. They’re usually located on the bottom, back, or top of the refrigerator. Unplug the fridge, then use a coil brush to remove dust and dirt. . Now we move to the inside of the refrigerator /freezer and toss out anything that has expired. Place dirty food containers into the sink to soak.  Now we are making room for the Thanksgiving Leftovers. Working from top to bottom, wipe down the shelves with a paper towel spritzed with Mean Green Super Strength cleanser. You will want to use undiluted vinegar or a mild soap to clean the ice dispenser.

To clean the stove top, Again we are using Mean Green Super Strength Cleanser , let that sit for a few minutes. Then wipe the stovetop with a clean, dry cloth and, again, just let crumbs fall to the floor. It’s more productive to get them once your done. When you’re finished, get a clean cloth  to keep grease from transferring elsewhere  Spray  with Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser  let sit for 3 minutes. Then wipe down. When three minutes have passed-Wipe the solution from the inside using a dry cloth.

Spray the microwave interior with Mean Green Cleanser and let sit for three minutes. With a damp, soapy cloth, wipe down the exterior For hard to remove  foods, heat one cup of water on full power for three minutes. The heat and steam help to soften the food. Let it stand for five minutes then wipe it clean. Use a soapy sponge pad for stainless steel microwave interiors.

Clean the upper cabinets and walls, Spray the microwave interior with all-purpose cleaner and  I recommend what has become a staple in my home. Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner.

clean the sides of the dishwasher door, stovetop, and counter tops and I recommend using Mean Green Super strength Cleaner & degreaser. to clean the lowercabinets and drawers with a damp, soapy cloth.

Drain the sink and rinse with hot water. Empty the trash,swiping the inside of the can and the interior of the top with a cleaning wipe before replacing the bag.Sweep the floor and don’t forget to Spray the shower head and walls with Mean Green Mildew Destroyer.20180324_221504_hdr.jpg


Last but not least enjoy the moment…. You Slayed that Thanksgiving Meal. They ate they enjoyed, and your house is Clean.


Diamond Platnumz Flair Bartends in New Belaire Video! As Premiered with GQ South Africa

Watch Diamond Platnumz Flair Bartend!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burgundy, France (October 2, 2018) – Smash-hit wine brand Luc Belaire has released a new video starring music sensation Diamond Platnumz, who has also offered fans a Belaire cocktail recipe of his own making.

The video follows Diamond as he enters a club, greeting the barman before proceeding to take the bartending into his own hands. Diamond juggles bottles of Belaire Rosé and Belaire Luxe, throwing a Luxe bottle so high into the air that he has time to dance, flirt and check his Rolex while waiting for the bottle to reappear! He pours glasses for the gathering crowd and joins the dance floor. Diamond wears a Belaire cap and limited edition varsity jacket, which he co-designed with Belaire, updating the brand’s signature design to include African inspired patterned sleeves, embroidery and patches.

The unique video is a creative collaboration between Diamond and Belaire, fusing the artist’s love of cocktails with his natural flair for performance. And whilst the tricks themselves may be aided by a professional, Diamond is keen to use some of the moves he learned on-set at his next night out! The hitmaker has also created a special cocktail recipe for use with either of his favourite Belaire bottles, Belaire Luxe and Belaire Luxe Rosé.

Diamond Platnumz says “I’m drawn to the creativity of cocktails and I’ve always had a natural flair for performance. I picked up a few tips from the professional we worked with and I’m definitely going to try out some moves the next time I’m partying. My go-to bottles are Belaire Luxe and Belaire Luxe Rosé. I like a sweet, fragrant cocktail with that extra touch of luxury that Belaire adds.”

French Diamond

– 100ml lychee juice
– ½ tbsp agave syrup or clear honey
– 2 teaspoon lemon juice
– 2 drops of rose water, to taste
– 200ml chilled Belaire Luxe or Belaire Luxe Rosé

Step by step
– Pour the lychee juice and the agave syrup into a cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes.
– Add 2 drops of rose water and 2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
– Shake vigorously and taste (Diamond’s tip: you may need to add a few more drops of rose water but don’t overdo it).
– Strain into 2 coup glasses, top up with Belaire Luxe or Belaire Luxe Rosé and use a long spoon to gently mix.
– Garnish with rose petals and lychee slices.

Diamond’s latest collaboration with Belaire follows an in-depth interview for the brand’s Self Made Tastes Better campaign, which saw him share his journey to becoming East Africa’s biggest star and a global music sensation. He has since worked with hip hop mogul and Belaire supporter Rick Ross on the tune “Waka,” which trended on Youtube, and became a summer anthem.

Click HERE to watch Diamond Platnumz flair bartending
Click HERE to download press images and cocktail image

For more information fans are encouraged to visit LucBelaire.com and join the conversation by following @OfficialBelaire and tagging #Belaire on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

About Luc Belaire
Luc Belaire is a premium brand produced in France – the hallmark of quality in the world of fine wines. Our 5th and 6th generation father-and-son winemakers oversee production of each bottle of Belaire at their maison in Montagny-les-Beaune, established in 1898. The line includes Belaire Gold, made in Burgundy from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir along with a cane sugar dosage, alongside Belaire’s top-selling cuvée Belaire Rosé, a unique sparkling Rosé wine from the south of France crafted from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah grapes – the three favorite Rosé grapes of the region – and Belaire Luxe, an elegant ‘blanc de blancs’ made exclusively from Chardonnay with a special dosage made from prized Chablis grapes in Burgundy.  The newest addition to the range is Belaire Luxe Rosé, made at Belaire’s estate in Provence from a classic blend of rosé varietals and a unique addition of oak-aged Syrah.  Finally, Belaire’s Fantôme (French for phantom) range houses each of its cuvées in a luminescent bottle which lights up at the touch of the button.

About Sovereign Brands
Sovereign Brands is a family-owned, international wine & spirits company headquartered in New York. The company is owned and operated by the Berish family and partners with first-class producers from the world’s most iconic wine and spirit regions to develop superior brands. Sovereign has a portfolio of successful brands including Luc Belaire, a smash-hit line of French sparkling wines, which has earned global acclaim for its exquisite taste and striking packages, and is available in more than 100 countries around the world. The company’s portfolio also includes Bumbu, a craft rum brand from Barbados that ranks among the world’s most critically acclaimed rums, Cloud Chaser, a classic French Côtes de Provence Rosé, and Skeleton Vineyards, a range of accessible wines from Argentina and Austria.

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Sophie Lawrence
PR Manager
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Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser

I recommend the Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser, to remove grease from kitchen Looking for something different to clean the kitchen .  Mean Degreaser Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser  is a sure way to get rid of dirty and disgusting surfaces to leave your kitchen fresh and clean  .

This products will cut all grease and make surfaces in the kitchen sparkling clean.  Mean Green has several specialty cleaners for counter tops, cabinets, wood and granite.

There are some grease removers in the market that can only work on one or two surfaces at most. Mean Degreaser Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser is a sure way to ensures that every surface in your home is left clean,   the oven hood, shelves, glass surfaces and the burners. Mean Degreaser Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser  can also be used to degrease surfaces such as barbecue grills, boilers, stainless steel surfaces, and oven doors. Use Mean Degreaser Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser to eliminate grease and other sticky substances from your kitchen surfaces.

We all know that Cooking can be a messy job, and as hard as you may try to get rid of greasy surfaces, they will always be there as a result of cooking breakfast, lunch, and dinner with all food products. Grease stains are the toughest stains to remain on your surfaces. A sure way to remove grease stains from the surfaces is to use warm water and soap when cleaning




ace Forward¹s ³La Dolce Vita² Themed Gala will be Held at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel on September 22nd  Setting Million Dollar Goal


WHO:             NE-YO, Sara Gilbert, Caitlyn Jenner, Jeremy Piven, Lana Parrilla, Jay McGraw, Christopher Bollenbach, Christine Devine, Founder of Face Forward Deborah Alessi, Co-founder Dr. David Alessi, multiple international survivors and many moreŠ

WHAT:           Face Forward¹s ³La Dolce Vita² themed gala to celebrate 10 year anniversary of helping survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the night includes an exciting performance by Grammy award winning singer NE-YO, host Jeremy Piven, world class food, and a live and silent auction with priceless packages. Returning sponsors include: Etihad Airways, Niyama Private Islands Maldives, Alessi Institute, Crystal Cruises, Micato Safaris, Roberto Cavalli, Mont Blac Executive Car Service, Alyse Parfume, and Kandima Maldives. Face Forward is also excited to announce new sponsors Ardor Designs, Adva-Net, Bottega Louie and Beverly Hills IV Therapy. The live auction will include vacation packages from Niyama Private Islands Maldives, Crystal Cruises, Micato Safaris and Etihad Airways.

WHEN:           Saturday, September 22, 2018

LA’s proposed short-term rental ordinance could return more than 11,000 residential units back into the city’s permanent housing stock.

REPORT: Los Angeles’ Airbnb ordinance could return approximately 11,000 homes back into city’s housing stock in the near term

Click here to download copy of report on Los Angeles short-term rentals and analysis of proposed STR ordinance
LOS ANGELES, CA – AirbnbWATCH, an affordable housing advocate and consumer watchdog group, released a report today with concerning statistics and trends regarding short-term vacation rentals in Los Angeles and provided a positive analysis of the recent proposed short-term rental ordinance.

One of those troubling statistics:  the number of short-term rentals in Los Angeles has been growing more rapidly than the general housing supply. In fact, the number of short-term rental units in Los Angeles jumped by approximately 9.7 percent or 200 listings per month from mid-2016 to 2018.

Unlike other U.S. cities, which typically see investors controlling 20 percent of short-term listings, Los Angeles is seeing more than 45 percent of its short-term rentals being controlled by investors citywide and more than 50 percent in Venice, Westwood, West Los Angeles, Hollywood, and other downtown/central neighborhoods. That’s twice the average of other major cities.

“Los Angeles has an affordable housing crisis on its hands, which is exacerbated by the proliferation of professional short-term rentals. The city council must act now to stop the out-of-control downward spiral in the city’s permanent housing stock,” stated Lauren Windsor, spokesperson for AirbnbWATCH.  “The lack of regulation has made short-term rental ownership a lucrative business for investors, at the expense of everyday Angelenos struggling to keep a roof over their heads. Los Angeles should follow the lead of other cities and eliminate professional short-term investor rentals.”

While the report raises concerning trends regarding the negative impacts of short-term rentals on Los Angeles’s permanent residential housing, the analysis shows that the proposed ordinance passed by city council back in May that is currently moving through the city planning commission would have a positive impact in protecting it.

The report illustrates that under the current growth trend, approximately 27,957 of current short-term vacation rentals in Los Angeles would rise to more than 33,000 rentals by July 2020. This would remove another 4,800 or more residential homes from the city’s housing stock.

However, if the Los Angeles ordinance is enacted, the number of short-term vacation rentals would decline to under 20,000 rentals. The gap between Los Angeles’ number of short-term vacation rental listings under the “as-is” status quo versus the expected reduction effect of the proposed short-term ordinance could be 11,000 or more within the next two years.

“Bottom line, the proposed short-term rental ordinance as-is could increase Los Angeles’ permanent housing stock by more than 11,000 homes over the next two years by eliminating professional short-term rental investing,” stated Windsor. “This will not only return thousands of homes to the city’s long-term housing supply, but protect thousands more from being bought up by investors. The Los Angeles City Council should enact the ordinance without delay.”

AirbnbWATCH is a project of American Family Voices, bringing together a coalition of organizations and concerned citizens dedicated to a common goal: protecting communities and travelers by exposing commercial hosts who use sites like Airbnb to run illegal hotels in residential properties under the radar and by making sure all hotel businesses play by the same rules.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Contact: Lauren Windsor