WATCH OF THE WEEK
In anticipation of Netflix’s forthcoming revival of Gilmore Girls, many have taken to binge-watching all 7 seasons of the cult classic on Netflix. For those who don’t have the 4 days, 16 hours and 12 minutes to spend on that—yes, there’s a website to calculate these things—Netflix is dropping official recaps on the show’s Facebook page. Voiced by Sean Gunn, who plays Kirk, each video recaps an entire season in 60 seconds, tracking characters and plotlines at the show’s signature fast-pace. Viewers only need to devote a total of seven minutes to refresh their memories on all things Gilmore in time for the new season. Now if we could just get a release date….
As part of a continued effort to position itself as a luxury brand, Cadillac has enlisted the lifestyle guru herself, Gwyneth Paltrow. Cadillac has tapped Paltrow and her bougie e-commerce company, Goop, to sponsor the next round of events in their “Road to Table” event series, the goal of which is to bring together a curated group of people for a dining experience, as well as promote the Cadillac XT5 midsize SUV, which will chauffeur guests to the events. Paltrow will be hosting the first event in New York with chef Mario Batali at Batali’s restaurant La Sirena. In addition, Goop will be putting Cadillac sponsored content, we’re guessing they’ll file them under “Go.”
We’re just two weeks into the Pokémon GO fever that’s swept the globe. Love it or hate it, we can’t deny its influence on practically everyone and everything. Various establishments are capitalizing on the craze in creative ways, from Happy Hours designed specifically for PokémonGO players to exclusive discounts for certain Pokémon teams. Yelp is doing its best to optimize players’ restaurant searches by adding nearby PokéStops as a search feature, a list that includes other essential dining factors like “takes reservations” and “outdoor seating.” We certainly applaud the creative effort, and we’re even more excited that our next lunch spot can help us in our quest to catch ‘em all.
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If you’re snacks aren’t Insta-worthy, are they even worth the calories? Sugarfina, the New York-based, upscale candy store known for its boxes that are as beautiful as they are delectable, has amassed a wait list of over 12,000 people for their Yes Way Rosé gummy collection. In addition to being adorable, the gummies are infused with Whispering Angel Rosé and are shaped as tiny roses as well as the classic gummy bear shape. Upon their pre-sale launch a few weeks ago, the picture-perfect treats sold out within two hours and the website crashed due to the demand. Since they’re proving to be harder to get than one of Kylie Jenner’s lip-kits, we suggest emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to put yourself on their ever growing wait-list ASAP.
Canva, a favorite online design platform of businesses and marketers, launched a free app today to make their services more accessible to the masses. Now users can easily design beautiful, professional-looking graphics right from their mobile devices with the app’s simple-to-use templates, beautiful fonts, stock photos, and illustrations. Designed to be a one-stop shop for all design needs, Canva’s intuitive interface offers a user-friendly experience and will undoubtedly become a tool for users to help build both their personal and professional brands.
Last week, Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham announced the nominees for the 68th Annual Emmy Awards. To everyone’s delight, this year’s nominee list is considerably more diverse than last year’s. People were quick to take to Twitter to applaud the lineup with the trending hashtag #EmmysNotSoWhite, a reference to its antithesis #OscarsSoWhite from earlier this year. A few of the nominees include Aziz Ansari, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Viola Davis, who last year became the first African American woman ever to win an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama. Though we’ll have to wait until September 18th to see who takes home the awards, we give props to the Emmy’s for their positive contribution to larger conversations around race and representation.