Category Archives: Sports

Beats by Dr. Dre & Naomi Campbell Go Golden To Celebrate Germany’s Victory

Just as they promised…the World Cup Winners have a Golden Gift on their way.  And you are never going to believe this!


To celebrate the sound of winning and to congratulate  Germany, Beats by Dr. Dre have created the ultimate prize to go with the ultimate sporting victory a set of 24 (for the 23 man squad and manager), 24 carat gold dipped Beats Pro’s, which will be gifted to the German team.

To commemorate the win, Beats have commissioned fashion photographer Rankin to create a celebratory salute to the victory starring the Gold Beats Pro headphones and Naomi Campbell, titled ‘Golden’. The new work see’s Naomi as the World Cup trophy adorned in gold high fashion and sporting the Gold Beats Pros.

Watch the video!

World Cup Winners, Soccer

Speaking about the shoot, Naomi Campbell commented;

“Working on the ‘Golden’ project with Beats by Dr. Dre was so much fun.  The shoot was loud and energetic…I even got to practice my football skills! This was the first time I’ve had the chance to work with the legendary Rankin, so it was a dream shoot. The ‘Golden’ project is the perfect way to celebrate the German victory and I’m glad to be a part of this campaign.”

Speaking on the Beats by Dr. Dre commission, Rankin commented;

“Beats by Dr.Dre are mixing their link to sport with one of today’s most recognisable fashion icons. Naomi, one of the most well-known supermodels in the world, is a great partnership – it’s her attitude I really love, it’s the perfect pairing.”

World Cup prize

Beats by Dre & Naomi Campbell Wish World Cup Finalists Good Luck


Even the well wishers are challenging the teams!

Beats by Dre have been working on a secret project with Naomi Campbell and she has come off set to wish both teams and fans good luck in the most important soccer game in the world.  Naomi’s special prize is going to be revealed on Sunday to the winners.

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Naomi Campbell and Beats by Dre wish Argentina good luck in the World Cup Final


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Naomi Campbell and Beats by Dre wish Germany good luck in the World Cup Final

Naomi is wearing Champagne Gold Wireless Studio available from

Get pumped up for the game on Sunday with Dr. Dre’s Beats – The Game Before The Game!

Recorded for earlier games but will rock you out!

The Orange County – OC Fair is Back on July 11th

Cherry Pop Rocks Donut from Texas Donuts

Cherry Pop Rocks Donut from Texas Donuts

Get your stretch pants out and bring your appetite!  The OC Fair opens next weekend and as always there will be a 23 day bonanza of fun food and drink, in addition to the rides, games, contests, animals, entertainment and action sports!

The Fair opens on Friday, July 11th and runs until Sunday, August 10th 

(Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).

This summer new treats will be offered, and of course many of their past favorites will make a return!

Highlights include:

  • Chicken Charlie’s new Deep-Fried Doritos and Deep-Fried Chicken Skin; plus of course Deep-Fried Twinkies and Oreos
  • Bacon-A-Fair will offer Bacon-Wrapped Jack Daniels
  • Biggy’s Meat Market is bringing gluten-free options this summer with GF hamburger buns, fries & a newly gluten-free The Big Rib.
  • Texas Donuts will showcase their giant donuts with new flavors including Cherry Pop Rocks and Banana Chocolate Cream
  • Each Friday (from noon – 4pm) $2 Taste of Fair Food will offer Fairgoers the chance to taste fun-sized samples of funnel cake, tri-tip, corn dogs, gelato, cotton candy and more.
    Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup
  • OC Brew Hee Haw, a craft beer roundup, is July 11-13 and will bring some of the best local craft beers to OC Fairgoers for five sessions of beer tastings, demonstrations and exhibits. Visit
  • Celebrity Chefs will bring their colorful cooking skills to The Hangar stage on three Thursdays. Scheduled appearances, include Carla Hall, co-host ABC’s lifestyle series “The Chew” (July 17, 4 p.m.); Roy Choi, founder of the famous Korean taco truck, Kogi BBQ (July 24, 4 p.m.); and Kelsey Nixon, host of her own show, “Kelsey’s Essentials” on the Cooking Channel (July 31, 4p.m.) Free with Fair admission and autograph sessions will follow each appearance. Presented by Vons.
  • Special Culinary Contests include Eating Smart Starts Here (July 19) Hot! Hot! Hot! Chili, Wings or Sals (July 26), OC Cupcake Classic (August) and Fairtastic Food (August 9) Registration is Wednesday before each contest.  For a complete list, visit,
  • Award-Winning Wines are available by the taste or the glass in the Wine Courtyard throughout Fair and on weekends wine-lovers can learn more about the various varietals of wine during the Orange County Wine Society’s Wine Seminars (most require an additional fee).

OC Fair 2014The OC Fair & Event Center is located off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa, California.

For more information please visit, become a fan at Facebook./OCFair, follow them at or call (714) 708-1500.


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Copy-cats, Rip-Offs and Changes: The Evolution of Iconic Logo Design

Did you know that in its early years the Pepsi logo looked like a Coca-cola copycat and that the million-dollar logo change they did in 2008 was also criticized to be an Obama’s campaign logo rip off?  And did you know:

  • Google’s first logo was made in a free graphics program GIMP
  • Nike logo was designed by a student for only $35
  • The original twitter logo was bought on iStockPhoto for $15
  • Apple’s current logo was inspired by their original ‘78 monochrome logo

On the other hand, iconic logo designs are timeless. Brands such as Coca-Cola or GE keep their logos almost unchanged for more than 100 years. Below is a cool infographic designed and contributed by Alex Hillsberg of Finances Online on the evolution of hte logo. You can also read a more in depth version of this story on the site by clicking here.

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Bowling Is Back in Costa Mesa and You’re Invited!


In 5 short days, a new Costa Mesa hot spot will be upon us!  The well-known Tavern + Bowl of San Diego is opening their first ever Orange County location and it’s sure to be a hit!

The Grand Opening takes place on February 27,2014 from 5 pm – 2 am.  Whether you are looking for a cold micro-brew, some savory snacks, or an awesome game of bowling, this tavern is going to be your new hot spot and neighborhood staple.  We hope you’re ready to let the good times to roll!

This family-friendly concept originated in Downtown San Diego in 2007 and took the city by surprise with its unpretentious, come-as-you-are atmosphere, exceptional food and beverages, outstanding customer service, and unparalleled versatility.

Some of the items you’ll notice as you enter the venue include ample, sleek seating, 26 huge LCD TVs, a large bar featuring 40 beers on draft, a brand new kitchen pumping out tantalizing treats, and 10 state-of-the-art bowling lanes where you can test your skills.

Start with the designated Kingpin’s choice appetizer, Grilled Oysters Kilpatrick glazed with honey bourbon garlic butter and topped with savory bacon breadcrumbs; or go for the melt-in-your-mouth Filet Mignon Steak Tacos, with chimichurri-marinated grilled steak, avocado relish, and cotija cheese over corn tortillas.  If Baby Back Ribs are your thing, you can’t go wrong there either! You’ll get a full rack, grilled and glazed with Tavern+Bowl’s signature beerbeque sauce and served on a bed of fries.

Concerned about dietary restrictions? Costa Mesa 55 Tavern+Bowl’s menu includes items that are vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and even paleolithic!

Costa Mesa 55 Tavern+Bowl is located where the 55 Freeway meets Newport Boulevard in The Triangle. 1875 Newport Blvd Costa Mesa CA 92627

See you there!

Tavern + Bowl

Top 10 Super Bowl Ads of All Time and Who Will Win Today’s Game Predictions

Oh yes we did.  What better way to celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII than showcasing some of the best and funniest ads for game day ever.  Everyone of course has a different list but these were pretty funny.  Enjoy.

Super Bowl 2014

Also check out analyst Super Bowl predictions for who will win today’s game. Seattle Seahawks or Denver Broncos? How will things play out? Who will assume a starring role? analysts weigh in with their predictions for Super Bowl XLVIII.  

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Super Bowl predictions

A Visual History of the Super Bowl

superbowlSuper Bowl XLVIII will be played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, home to the NY Giants and NY Jets, and is the first ever played in the northeast. To date, 77% of all Super Bowl games have been played in the states of Florida, Louisiana, and California.  sent over to Gia On The Move a super cool interactive infographic created by designer Jonathan Wu, detailing projections, winners, match-ups, performance and who were the MVPs.

You will want to get down with this one.  So click the image to be taken to the live .page. It’s a trip.

Superbowl infographic

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Harry Styles Green Bay LUV: Junk Food x NFL

It’s why we love him…Harry Styles just manages to always wear his heart on his sleeve…and on the front of his T-Shirt.

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Here he is photographed wearing Junk Food x NFL!  The One Direction singer celebrated his favorite NFL team’s division championship last Sunday by sporting his Green Bay Packers tee (Price Available Upon Request,

And just in case you missed anything, here’s the listing of all of Green Bay’s Games below. Going head to head in one of the toughest games of the season, the Green Bay Packers take on the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, January 5th!

Green Bay Packers play schedule

Football Season: I Love Sundays!

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It’s football season and you’re finally hanging out with the guys for a Sunday Night game. What should you wear to score points with the fanatic crowd?  Yes, you’re a girl. But there’s no way you’ll be interrupting a perfect touchdown by prancing around in your girliest gear. Your getting a feeling that hulking it up on the couch with the boys could be an option, but probably not your best. And the thought of body slamming at the local bar over wings and beer,  in an oversized team jersey isn’t quite your style either.

If you’re longing for a bit of middle ground, maybe it’s time to break out some comfy chic instead. Think sporty pieces like Peace Love World’s I Love Sunday V-Neck Tee, topped with classic duck boots, trendy puffer jackets and some relaxed jeans.

The I Love Sundays Pima V-Neck Tee is super soft made with premium cotton. Once you slip it on, you’ll discover its fan-favorite unisex fit and adore the details like “I love Sundays” printed across the front. And while Sunday only comes once a week, you’ll love this T all year round even after the season ends.

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September Tennis Obsession

Tipped trim halter neck dress - Tennis inspired

Tipped trim halter neck dress from ($79.95).

Tennis Envy?

For the US Open obsessed, NYC is all a-buzz about the 2013 Tennis Tournament.

From tennis-inspired cocktails, to tennis-ball cake pops, there is an even more delicious way to channel your inner Maria Sharapova or Serena Williams (AND have an excuse to wear white after Labor Day!).

Tennis –inspired apparel is the perfect faux-uniform for early September weather; light and breezy, functional and fashionable without skipping out on style! You will definitely have the “all court advantage” here especially with classic staples and affordable prices.

Why we love these two items: You won’t have to be limited to just caps, T-shirts and Sweats — Ace the dress up, dress down factor.

Mini Skirts

Emerson Thorpe Madison Flair Skirt in Black from $190.0

A Whole New Shaq Attack — Wake Up America!

Shaq & Mom

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Kicks Off Back To School with Shaq & his Mom!

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move ~
Retired NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal and his mom Lucille sounded the morning alarm — literally — as part of one of the Largest Wake Up Calls on Thursday, August 1st in New York City. It was a signal to the start of a unique event where hundreds of teenagers competed in a creative obstacle course designed to dramatize the daily activities of all kids getting ready for their school day. But… they were challenged by difficulties, distractions and disturbances that made their attempt to get to school and receive that final diploma a huge undertaking.

Shaq and his mom know firsthand that by providing kids with a safe, constructive environment and dynamic after school programming, Boys & Girls Clubscan make a difference, especially for those most in need. As a kid growing up, the former basketball star often headed to the Boys and Girls Club to hangout with friends and talk with mentors about his future.

Shaquille O'NealShaq has said it was at the Boys and Girls Club where he learned to be a leader and not a follower.

The event is part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) national Tools for Back-to-School campaign, encouraging parents, families, and communities alike to support academic preparedness for our youth, especially those most in need, by providing access to necessary tools and resources, including Boys & Girls Clubs. As part of this event, JCPenney served as BGCA’S partner in raising awareness about the importance of academic preparedness and the BGCA’S after-school programs which help support kids ensuring they have the right tools to be successful this school year.

Run For The Roses and The Pie: Derby Party Ideas for the Big Race Day

Run for the rosesThe annual Run for the Roses makes a festive occasion for gathering friends and indulging in good food.

Whether a horse race fan or not, throwing a Kentucky Derby party can liven up the sometimes lackluster month of May. With a nearly 140 year history, the Derby (also known as the Run for the Roses, because of the rose covered blanket the winning horse earns) offers a vibrant theme for party organizers.

Interested in planning your own Kentucky Derby Party? Incorporate these ideas: 

• Plan your party for Saturday, May 4th – the race will begin around 6:30 p.m. (ET), so have your guests arrive early for a late afternoon celebration.

• Fashionable attire is a must at the Derby. Linen suits and oversize hats are common. Encourage your guests to bring their own, or pick up a selection from a thrift store. Kentucky Derby Attire

• Serve Mint Juleps. Add an extra twist to the traditional Derby drink by adding a dash of Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Pure Orange Extract to each beverage.

• Set up a photo booth, with extra hats, fake mustaches, or jockey attire.

• Burgoo, a thick and spicy stew, is the traditional meal. Make yours with a splash of Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Pure Coffee Extract, to deepen the flavor. burgoo

• Have guests pick a horse. Have a prize on hand for the person who selects the winning stead – a red rose bouquet would make a theme-appropriate prize.

• Treat guests to a slice of rich pecan pie for dessert, flavored with Nielsen- Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste (recipe below).

A from-scratch pecan pie will be the hit of the party. This carefully developed recipe makes sure every bite, including the rich crust, is flavorful with just a touch of crunch. Serve it warm, with a small scoop of high quality vanilla ice cream.

Pecan PiePecan Pie
Sweet Flaky Pastry Dough

2 cups plus 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
4 tablespoons superfine sugar
1 teaspoon fine salt
1 3/4 sticks unsalted butter, chopped into pieces
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons cold water
2 tablespoons Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Paste or Extract

1. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Using your fingertips, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.

2. Make a well in the center and add the rest of the ingredients. Again using your fingertips, mix together to make a smooth dough.

3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and lightly knead two or three times. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes before using.

4. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface or piece of plastic wrap to 2 inches larger than you pan.

5. Grease a 9 inch diameter shallow pie plate or tart pan, then lift the dough over a rolling pin and lightly drape it over the pan. Peel away the plastic wrap, if using.

6. Gently lift the edges of the dough upward and ease the dough into position. Press the dough firmly but gently into place with your fingertips, making sure that there are no gaps between the dough and the pan.

7. Turn any excess dough outward over the run of the tart pan, then run the rolling pin over the top of the pan so that any excess dough is cut off. Smooth any rough edges with the side of a blunt knife. Prick the bottom of the pastry shell with a fork. Chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. (This will help to stop it from shrinking during baking.)

8. Place a large piece of nonstick parchment paper over the bottom and sides of the pastry shell. Fill the bottom with pie weights. (These are available from cookware department of large department stores and specialty cookware shops—or use dried uncooked beans.)

9. Bake in a preheated oven, at 350°F, for 10-15 minutes, or until the shell is just set, then remove the paper and weights and cook empty for another 10 minutes, or until the bottom is dry and crisp and the top edges of the tart are golden. Leave the piecrust in the pan and continue with the recipe.

Pecan Pie Filling
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
All-purpose flour, for dusting
1 2⁄3 cups chopped pecans
1 cup pecan halves
2 1/2 oz semisweet dark chocolate, chopped
3 eggs
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
2⁄3 cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 teaspoons bourbon whiskey (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350°F.

1. Place the chopped pecans and pecan halves on separate baking sheets and roast them in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until golden and fragrant.

2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl set it over a saucepan of barely simmering water, making sure the surface of the water does not touch the bowl.

3. In a separate large bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and bourbon, if using, then beat in the melted chocolate and butter.

4. Place the chopped pecans in the lined pie plate, cover with the maple and chocolate mixture, and arrange the pecan halves on top.

5. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes, or until golden and set. Serve warm, with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Serves 8

Tip: When roasting nuts in the oven, keep an eye on them at all times and don’t leave them unattended, because they can burn quickly.

This enticing recipe is provided by Chef Eric Lanlard from his cookbook Tart It Up! Sweet & Savor Tarts & Pies.