CANDYTOPIA EXPANDS TO MIAMI AND PARTNERS WITH ALICE + OLIVIA FOR DEBUT AT SOUTH FLORIDA’S PREMIER AVENTURA MALL
MIAMI (October 29, 2019) – Candytopia, the candy-coated experiential adventure that has delighted over one million guests across the country, announces it will bring its colossal candy creations to South Florida’s Aventura Mall (19501 Biscayne Boulevard), one of the top shopping centers in the United States, on November 22nd. Candytopia will join Aventura Mall’s 300+ stores, 50+ eateries, and renowned museum-quality art installations, for a limited engagement run throughout the holiday season. The opening will also mark the debut of the company’s first-ever fashion collaboration with famed global fashion house, alice + olivia.
Tickets for Candytopia Miami will go on-sale to the general public beginning November 5, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Tickets must be purchased in advance and guests are encouraged to sign-up for pre-sale ticket access. Admission costs are $28 for adults; $20 for kids ages 4-13; and kids under three are free. Candytopia will be located at the Aventura Mall on the third level inside Treats Food Hall.
“We’ve had our eye on Miami for some time and couldn’t think of a better fit than Aventura Mall to launch our 10th location and first fashion partnership,” said John Goodman, CEO of Candytopia. “We’re excited to showcase how retail and experiential can continue to meld and define the future of shopping.”
Candytopia’s best-in-class interactive art installations and full-sensory experiences will be joined by an one-of-a-kind alice + olivia themed room, where in partnership with Bazooka Candy Brands, complimentary alice + olivia co-branded Ring Pop® lollipops will be handed out for guests to enjoy. In addition, two exclusive Candytopia-inspired, limited-edition alice + olivia t-shirts ($60 for adults; $40 for kids) will be sold at Candytopia retail locations, in alice + olivia stores, and online. The collaboration will also have a presence at Candytopia’s existing Philadelphia and Scottsdale locations.
“As a mother of three young candy loving girls, it was such a fun project to design a stace face candy inspired room, with our very own branded Ring Pop lollipops,” said Stacey Bendet, CEO of alice + olivia.
The marshmallowy mini-theme park is a peek inside the sweet and inspiring world of famed global candy artist, Jackie Sorkin. Candytopia launched in 2018 in Santa Monica and has drawn long lines and sold-out crowds from coast to coast. It quickly expanded nationwide with past runs in San Francisco, New York City, Atlanta, Dallas and Houston. Locations are currently operating in Philadelphia and Scottsdale. The Miami location will feature the most popular attractions along with exciting new elements inspired by the city.
For more information visit Candytopia.com or follow at @TheCandytopia on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, or Facebook.
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For anyone who’s ever dreamed of scoring a Golden Ticket or nibbling their way through Candyland, Candytopia transports guests to an imaginative confectionary wonderland with a one-of-a-kind full sensory experience and welcomes people of all ages to explore their sweet tooth like never before. Candytopia was created by global candy artist Jackie Sorkin (star of TLC’s “Candy Queen”), events and production design expert Zac Hartog, and retail veteran John Goodman. Candytopia has drawn long lines and sold-out crowds during its limited run engagements in Santa Monica, New York and San Francisco. In 2019, it opened in Atlanta, Minneapolis-St. Paul at Mall of America, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia and Scottsdale with additional cities to be announced soon. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.candytopia.com
ABOUT ALICE + OLIVIA BY STACEY BENDET:
Launched in 2002, alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet is a brand that allows women to express their personal style. With clothing that juxtaposes the whimsical and flirty with the sexy and sophisticated, a+o epitomizes the personality and perspective of its founder, Stacey Bendet. The brand was born from Stacey’s personal quest to create the perfect pair of pants, and has since grown into a full lifestyle collection including ready-to-wear, gowns, shoes, handbags and accessories. The brand is a Hollywood favorite with celebrity fans including Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gigi Hadid and Jessica Alba.
alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet is available at the brand’s free-standing boutiques located in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, East Hampton, Greenwich, Houston, Malibu, Manhasset, Miami, Orange County, Palm Beach, San Francisco, Southampton, Washington D.C., Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kuwait, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Taipei, Macau, Chengdu, Bangkok, and at aliceandolivia.com. alice + olivia is also available at over 800 select department and specialty stores worldwide, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-a-Porter, Lane Crawford, Isetan, Hankyu, Harvey Nichols and Harrods.
ABOUT AVENTURA MALL:
Aventura Mall is the best place to shop in Miami and one of the top shopping centers in the U.S. Anchored by Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s, the center is highlighted by a mix of over 300 luxury boutiques and shopper favorites, including the largest Apple store in Florida, which relocated to the expansion wing in August, Adidas, Anthropologie, Burberry, Cartier, Givenchy, Gucci, H&M, Louis Vuitton, MCM, Microsoft, Sephora, and Zara. Aventura Mall also features more than 50 eateries and restaurants, including Treats Food Hall, and the experiential Arts Aventura Mall program showcasing 20 museum-quality pieces in a range of mediums. Aventura Mall is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call (305) 935-1110 or visit online at www.aventuramall.com.
HEALTHLINE MEDIA LAUNCHES PARENTHOOD, A RESOURCE FOR A NEW GENERATION OF PARENTS WHO BELIEVE THEIR OWN WELL-BEING IS ESSENTIAL TO CREATING HAPPY, HEALTHY FAMILIES
More Than Half of New or Expecting Parents Think Current Parenting Resources Don’t Address Their Needs as a ‘Whole Person,’ Says Consumer Study
Zarbee’s Naturals, Health & Wellness Products Grounded in Nature, Signs as Launch Sponsor
San Francisco – October 16, 2019 – Healthline Media, ranked the number one online health media property in the U.S. by Comscore with 86 million unique visitors per month, today announced the launch of Healthline Parenthood, a resource for a new generation of parents who believe their own health and well-being are essential to create a happy, healthy family.
The new resource will address topics meaningful to modern parents such as healthy sleep habits for parents and baby, making enough time for exercise, self-care at work, and navigating relationship challenges that come with having small children. The articles and advice are designed to fill a gap for parents who do not have easy access to sleep doctors, career coaches, relationship counselors, or other health and wellness experts. Consistent with Healthline’s larger editorial mission, all Healthline Parenthood content is evidence-based and medically reviewed, offering readers a combination of traditional medicine and holistic health perspectives.
“Becoming a parent is overwhelming and complex. Whether it is preparing for parenthood, getting pregnant, pregnancy, or baby’s first year, parents go through a transformative journey that impacts their hormonal, emotional, physical, and mental well-being,” said Dria de Botton Barnes, General Manager, Healthline Parenthood. “We are confident that Healthline Parenthood will quickly establish itself as a go-to resource for modern parents-to-be and new parents who prioritize their own well-being and proactively seek guidance so they can take better care of their families.”
Zarbee’s Naturals, makers of vitamins and supplements with handpicked, wholesome ingredients to keep the whole ‘hive’ healthy year-round, is Healthline Parenthood’s launch sponsor. The partnership comes to life through a robust program across site and social, ownership of the newly unveiled Healthline Parenthood homepage including the brand-new editorial initiative "The Ultimate Starter Guide for New Parents." In a seasonal push, Zarbee's Naturals will align their Baby and Adult cough and immune support product suite with Healthline Parenthood's credible and actionable pediatric cold, cough and flu content.
“Our goal has always been to help as many people as possible with carefully sourced, handpicked wholesome ingredients that promote health and well-being,” said Laura Tedesco, Director of Marketing, Zarbee’s Natural. “We know that one person's health impacts everyone else at home, school, the office, and beyond – and we are dedicated to helping parents take care of their families every step of the way. That’s why we are excited to join Healthline Media as the launch sponsor for Healthline Parenthood.”
“Healthline Parenthood’s vision is to be an ally to moms and dads – a resource to support their own self-care and wellness,” said David Kopp, President and CEO, Healthline Media. “Healthline Media already is the top health information source on the internet and with Healthline Parenthood, our readers will benefit from medically-supported, user-friendly editorial to better deal with everything from the common cold to child development to chronic illness. It’s unique focus on whole parent well-being brings something new to the marketplace, which is sure to appeal to Gen Z and Millennial parents and the brands trying to reach them.”
The New Parenthood
Today’s parents, Generation Z and Millennials, are unlike previous generations. They’re digital natives with mobile devices in hand, expecting fast access to vast amounts of information. They embrace a holistic, all-inclusive approach to life which shapes who they are as parents.
According to a Healthline Parenthood study fielded to get a pulse on the overall state of parenthood, more than 6,500 parents-to-be and new parents indicate that current parenting resources do not speak to moms and dads in a holistic way. This is especially true for Gen Z and Young Millennial parents.
● The majority of parents (56%) want resources that speak to the whole person, not just their role as a mom or dad
● Moms are significantly more likely than dads to wish for this (57% vs. 51%)
● 55% of parents say resources focus only on the baby, not on the parents
● 32% report struggling to find advice or support for their own health conditions
Who to Trust?
It’s not that surprising that pediatricians and family members are the most trusted for parenting and new baby advice.
● 54% of parents look to their pediatrician for trusted advice
● 41% of parents trust family as a resource for baby information and parenting support
What is surprising, however, is that expecting or new parents seeking counsel from people they know has stirred up feelings of embarrassment and even shame.
● Gen Z and Young Millennial expecting and new parents are significantly more likely than their Older Millennial and Gen X counterparts to report these negative feelings
o Gen Z (18-22 years), 43%
o Young Millennials (23-30 years), 39%
o Older Millennials (31-39 years), 33%
o Gen X (40-50 years), 30%
● 49% of expecting and new parents have felt self-conscious when looking for parenting advice or support
Parents as Priority
Balancing life is challenging, especially with a new baby or toddler. As a new parent, one’s own wellness gets pushed down the list of things to-do.
● 36% admit that they have had difficulty making their health a priority
What do parents want to balance personal health needs and life responsibilities? The answers are so simple:
● 56% want more sleep
● 37% want better nutrition
● 35% want more time alone
To visit Healthline Parenthood, go to http://healthline.com/parenthood, and the complete research findings are available here.
Using the field services provided by SurveyWriter, Southpaw Insights fielded a 20-minute online survey among a sample of 6,667 expectant and new American parents (18 to 50 years old). Out of the total sample, 3,064 were expectant parents, and 3,885 were parents of babies 12 months or younger. The survey was in the field from September 13 through September 30, 2019.
About Healthline Media
San Francisco-based Healthline Media’s mission is to empower people to be their strongest and healthiest selves by being a trusted ally in their pursuit of health and well-being. The company is one of the world’s fastest growing health information brands with online properties Healthline.com, MedicalNewsToday.com and Greatist.com. Healthline’s sites provide socially inspired and data-driven articles with the highest standards of medical integrity that support the modern health consumer with a whole-person approach to health and wellness. Healthline Media is the top ranked health publisher and number 36 on Comscore’s Top 100 Property rankings. Across all of its properties, Healthline Media publishes each month up to 1,000 scientifically accurate yet reader friendly articles authored by more than 120 writers and reviewed by more than 100 doctors, clinicians, nutritionists, and other experts. The company’s repository contains more than 70,000 articles, each updated with current protocol. Healthline Media is profitable with year-over-year revenue growth of more than 45 percent. More than 200 million people worldwide and 86 million people in the U.S. visit Healthline’s sites each month, according to Google Analytics and Comscore, respectively.
LOTS OF HOLIDAY CHEER & FAMILY FUN ALONG FLORIDA’S PANHANDLE WITH SEASONAL EVENTS
NAVARRE BEACH, FL (October 17, 2019) – It’s not everywhere in Florida that you can feel a nip in the air that instinctively tells you the holidays are just around the corner. But you get the real feel of the holiday season in Navarre Beach, Gulf Breeze and historic Milton with their crisp weather, calendar of seasonal activities, and friendly eateries to visit for a cup of hot chocolate and warm apple pie.
Visit Whispering Pines Christmas Tree Farm at 1603 Penton Road, Milton, FL 32570. Guests can Choose and cut their own Christmas tree along with other fun Christmas farm themed activities. http://www.floridachristmastree.com/
29th Annual Santa Rosa Creek Tribe Pow wow. https://santarosacreektribe.
Nov. 29-Dec 27
Sowell’s North Pole Christmas Lights display, 7650 Sowell Road, Milton. From dark until 9pm. $10 per car; train rides additional $2 per person.
Light Up Milton 5-9pm. Church bells ring, the chorus sings, and snow machine is turned on to enjoy Santa’s Reindeer Parade, Lighted Boat Parade, caroling, carriage rides, and more. Details here
Arts & Crafts Winterfest, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 6849 Oaks Street, Milton. Noon – 7pm Friday/9am-2:30pm Saturday
25th Annual Christmas Parade & Christmas in the Park. Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk, Reindeer Games for kids, Merry Market, Parade, Festival of Wreaths, Tree Lighting, Mrs Claus’ Bakery, pictures with Santa. Times and locations here
Holiday Market Festival of Lights. North Willing Street Milton, 5- 8pm.
Dec 14/15, 21/22
2019 Christmas ZOOBilee at Gulf Breeze Zoo 5-9pm. Caricature artist, musical performances, Sundays with Santa, and the annual Chili Cook Off. For dates/times visit
Located between Pensacola and Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Florida's Most Relaxing Place – whose communities include Navarre Beach, Gulf Breeze, historic Milton -- is an easy drive from most anywhere in the Southeast. It features Florida’s most relaxing beaches, spectacular sunsets and inland waterway adventures to savor at an unrushed pace in an uncrowded atmosphere. Pensacola International Airport is just 30 miles away with air service provided by American, Delta, United, US Airways and Southwest; while Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport is 25 miles away and is serviced by Allegiant Airlines, American and Delta. Accolades 2017: Navarre Beach rated #6 out of 365 worldwide beaches by Travel+Leisure magazine, and listed one of “The South’s Best Tiny Towns” by Southern Living Magazine. For more information, please visit www.GetRelaxing.com.
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Little Hands Help:
Encouraging Children to Take Initiative
Children love imitating those around them. It's not uncommon to see even the youngest of babies copying the expressions and sounds of someone they love. In fact, imitation is one of the important ways children learn; according to FactsforLifeGlobal.org, young children learn how to interact socially and understand different ways people behave by watching and imitating others and by pretending, which also helps develop their imagination and creativity.
As children grow, they begin to imitate their parents more and more. And whether or not a parent realizes it, every decision they make influences their child one way or another. So that's why allowing children to be actively involved in family life is not only a great thing for everyone, but it can help inspire them to take initiative and explore their creativity too!
The question is, how can parents encourage motivation in their child?
In the newly released book, Little Hands Help, authors Mike Morrison Ph.D. and Mackenzie Morrison offer an educational and heartfelt message about allowing children to contribute to any family routine with colorful illustrations and relatable situations throughout. We were recently given an advance copy of Little Hands Help in exchange for our review (we'll tell you our thoughts in a bit!)
The Father/Daughter duo want to use their newest book Little Hands Help to help young children find their voice and take initiative within their own families. While most children have the desire to contribute to what their parents are doing, few cultivate the inner reflection skills that will allow them to speak up about how they feel. Inner reflection skills are necessary to guide children through all stages of life and as parents, it's important to teach our children this skill and co-learn with them (because although we try, no parent is perfect - we all do our best & learn as we go!)
Intended for little ones as they enter their preschool and kindergarten years, a critical development period when the foundations of conscience begin to develop, the second installment of Small Voice Says series, Little Hands Help teaches children to use their inner voice to speak up about wanting to be more involved in family life.
The main character, Angela, returns in beautifully-detailed illustrations and uses her newfound small inner voice to assert her feelings about her parents excluding her from chores that she could realistically help with. Shown through a collection of situations entered around household chores, Angela starts to feel left out and dissapointed when her parents ask her to complete a different task instead of helping them with what they are doing.
In Little Hands Help, we learn to catch ourselves from redirecting our children's motivation and instead ask: what does your small inner voice say you should do?
Described as "not a book you read to, but a book you read with children," Little Hands Help will find a forever home on any bookshelf and explores:
- Cultivation of a strong inner voice to enact feelings and motivations
- Discussion opportunities for parents to create a more nurturing relationship with their child
- Expression of individuality
- Expansion of learning capabilities
- Education and empowerment of girls
What we loved about Little Hands Help:
As the second book in the Small Voice Says series, Little Hands Help is a fabulous book with another wonderful lesson.
In Little Hands Help, we see from a child's perspective how it feels when a parent doesn't let their little one help because it's just easier or faster. Through Angela's journey, we see the sadness that happens when a child is rejected from helping a parent, the exclusion when they are told to go do something else and the frustration of not being given a chance to try. When young Angela finds the courage to call a family meeting, she bravely explains to her parents how she feels. Her parents lovingly acknowledge her feelings and choose to involve her more. In the end, Angela and her family realize that doing even the simplest things together is way more fun and special after all.
Admittedly, this topic is something that I think happens in most homes because life can be so busy and sometimes we as parents can get too wrapped up in trying to get things done faster. All too often in our busyness we forget how every day tasks can be wonderful learning tools for our children. Little Hands Help is great reminder of how important it is to let our children be involved in what we do and that even every day tasks can become beautiful memory-making moments!
We loved that Little Hands Help is not only a great story with sweet and colorful illustrations, but it is a great reminder for parents to let our little ones be involved - and also a great encouragement to help little ones speak up when there is something bothering them.
Little Hands Help is a great book for both parents and children - we loved it and we think your family will too!
Click the link below to order your own copy from Amazon today!
If you love this book you will love Small Voice Says too! Read our review of the first installment of the Small Voice Says series here >>>> Click here to read our review of Small Voice Says
To learn more about this book and this series, visit smallvoicesays.com
About the Authors:
Mike Morrison Ph.D.'s passion centers on developing leaders at all ages, from the four year old entering preschool to the corporate CEO leading a global enterprise. Morrison believes that in today's world, we all need to lead in some way and he hopes to help illuminate that path through his three books, including The Other Side of the Card.
Mackenzie Morrison is a writer and artist working in the music industry in Los Angeles, CA.
Nina Summer is a Swiss artist living in Brooklyn, New York. She likes swing dancing, Tostitos and pro-wrestling. She doesn't have a favorite color, except maybe a soft yellow. You can find more of her work at www.nina-summer.com
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