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We checked into the Omni Louisville Hotel on opening night to show you around – The Courier

When I heard the new Omni Louisville Hotel was opening, I knew I had to see inside. 

And not just during the ribbon cutting event that was open to the public Tuesday afternoon. I wanted to book a room on opening night to get a real feel for the place. 

We want you to see this place for yourself tonight! Be sure to watch our show live at 7 p.m. Catch it right here

Keep checking int to see how my stay is going. In the meantime, this is what I’ve seen so far with little video clips so you, too, can imagine what it’s like …

First impressions of the Omni

Walking in, I feel like I am instantly on a vacation somewhere far, far away … not a mile from the Courier Journal building where I work. I have a good feeling about this!

Checking in

This was super easy. 

My hotel room

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The Omni Louisville rooms offer sweeping views of Louisville as well as a lot of Kentucky touches.
Matt Stone/Courier Journal

I’ve got two words for my hotel room at the Omni: sophisticated comfort.

It’s not huge, but everything is so well thought out. Lots of touches of Louisville and Kentucky including a not-so-mini mini bar stocked with a few different bourbons. 

The best part is the view — is there really glass on this huge window?    

Falls City Market

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Even if you’re not a hotel guest, there’s Heine Bros. coffee shop as well as a grocery and several food options at Omni Louisville.
Matt Stone/Courier Journal

Yes please, I’ll have a shot — of Heine Brothers espresso, thank you. But why stop at the coffee bar? There is fresh sushi, a bakery (yum!), a food truck INDOORS, a bar serving suds and pizza, a deli and groceries. 

No kidding, you can do your grocery shopping in this place. Plus, a section with tableware and kitchen accessories. 

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The Omni pool deck will be a cool place during Louisville’s hot summers.
Matt Stone/Courier Journal

This is hotel swimming pool of my dreams! A lap pool with a view of the city. 

There’s a bar (which isn’t open yet, because only I would think 50 degrees is OK for a swim) and a large warm hot tub. I will be back when the weather heats up and the wind dies down.

By the way, the pool deck is named the Water Company because the old Louisville Water Company was located here in the 1800s. 

Library Bar

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More of a study in relaxation, the library offers dozens of seating areas for a quiet respite at the Omni Louisville.
Matt Stone/Courier Journal

If only my school library looked and felt like this! I would have spent a lot more time reading. 

Oh, and in this library, you can order a cocktail and something delicious to eat. Let’s get reading!  

Fitness facility 

One of my top priorities when booking a hotel is the fitness facility and this place blows away any place I have ever stayed. This large space is filled with state-of-the-art cardio and strength machines. I am in heaven.

Mokara Spa

Massage, facial, nail services — darn, why didn’t I book more time for this mini vacation? I had no idea the spa at the Omni was so extensive. 

Definitely coming back for another stay and making this a priority. I might try a Liquid Gold Facial or Magnesium Melt Massage.

Watch our live show tonight from the Omni

Be sure to watch our live show at 7 p.m.! Catch it right here

 

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Top Chef’s Stephanie Izard Dreams Up a Hot Dog for Dog Haus

California export Dog Haus linked up with Chicago-based Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard, who created a special hot dog for the Richardson location and all outposts. For the months of March and April, try Izard’s ‘Everybody Lap Cheong Tonight!’ which features a sweet, salty and smoky lap cheong sausage, savory mayo, sweet spicy pepper relish and scallions, all served on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls. $1 of the purchase price from Izard’s hotdog will be donated to No Kid Hungry.

— A husband-and-wife team just opened a diner in west Plano with all-day breakfast. Eddie’s Dinner is located at 4709 Parker and it’s open every day for breakfast and lunch, Dallas Culturemap reports. There’s all the usual suspects, along with popular items like Swedish pancakes and “skillets” loaded with hash browns, eggs, sausage, peppers, cheese, and more.

— Wondering when crawfish season kicks off in earnest? David Conger, the “Dave” in Capt’n Dave’s Seafood Market in Plano, chatted with Dallas News about the harvest. Good news: prices for crawfish took a dramatic drop this past weekend, he says.

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Low profile, high style: kitchens that go with the flow

Kitchens tend to be designed as star players on the residential stage. Their role is often aspirational — pro chef’s lair, for example, or the country kitchen from that Italian movie you loved.

But there’s a different story being played out by some kitchen designers today: kitchens that merge seamlessly into the rest of the main living space.

Sometimes that’s because there are space limitations — a smallish apartment, for example, where the kitchen is cheek-to-jowl with every other room. Or there may be plenty of space, but no walls, so each living zone looks into the next.

Some new kitchens are nearly invisible; others employ decorative and design elements that assimilate them into the look of adjoining spaces. Cabinetry is the same style, color, material and finish as other furniture. The color palette is the same or complementary. Lighting and accessories echo those in the principal rooms. Flooring is consistent throughout. Appliances are integrated. Even the island and countertops reflect materials used in adjoining spaces.

The Dunagan Diverio Design Group in Coral Gables, Florida, recently completed a Miami penthouse project with an open floor plan. The clients loved to cook and needed lots of space that functioned well.

“But they also wanted the kitchen to have clean lines and be completely integrated into the home’s design,” says firm co-founder Charlotte Dunagan. “We created a kitchen that flowed directly as part of the great room and living space. The concept we aimed for was to conceal as many of the appliances as possible, even going so far as to find a white oven to blend into the white cabinets.”

It was important to have the finishes all work together, says her partner, Tom Diverio.

“The kitchen really becomes part of the space, especially with the neutral oak wood flooring that continues throughout the home,” he says. “We were also careful to select finishes that were warm and inviting, which appear to be more like furniture.”

Pale walls in the open layout allowed for the residents’ art collection to carry through, further integrating the kitchen into the home.

Architect Dan Brunn in Los Angeles says he, too, keeps flooring the same throughout an open-plan home.

“The dining room and living room are typically connected to the kitchen, so we make the kitchen feel more ‘domesticated,’ less like a stainless steel lab,” he says. “One of my favorite things is to specify full custom-front appliances.”

New York City designer Amir Khamneipur took a similar approach with his Park Avenue apartment.

“I used flat-panel, semi-gloss-painted cabinetry throughout my kitchen,” he says. “The flat panels allow the kitchen cabinets to read as architectural elements. The geometry, symmetry and balance of lines created by the cabinetry seams were purposefully aligned with mirror work and fireplace height. These different elements coincide to create a harmonious look.”

Khamneipur chose a cream-and-neutral color palette for the minimalist kitchen, reflecting the serene vibe of the apartment. And he added a few clever features, like furniture-style legs on the kitchen island to reflect the neoclassical lines of a sofa and pedestal table across from it.

Dunagan says the inspiration for the Florida penthouse came from yacht design, in which all available space is maximized. A coffee station got tucked behind pocket doors. A laundry room, service kitchen and Sub-Zero appliances are also concealed behind wood doors or cabinets in the kitchen.

Modern materials and technology make “hiding” kitchen elements easy. Smart induction cooktops are nearly unnoticeable when not in use. Appliances that formerly sat on counters are now built into drawers. LED lighting can be installed virtually anywhere.

Henrybuilt , a Seattle designer and maker of kitchen furniture and storage systems, offers solid-surface counters with drainage for the sink. Storage cubbies for tools, napkins and bread are built into milled wood counters, which are then extended to create eating tables. Knife blocks, utensil, spices, pantry items, and recycle and trash receptacles all fit neatly out of sight in drawers and sliding cupboards.

Pay attention to how you illuminate the kitchen, says Sheva Knopfler, creative director of Brooklyn, New York-based Lights.com .

“The easiest way to streamline a kitchen is to incorporate simple lighting fixtures that blend in or almost disappear,” she says. “And consider paring down the number of lighting elements, opting instead for fewer, brighter overhead fixtures.”

Pick a style that suits you, and then create a visual flow with lighting in matching metallic finishes, she suggests.

And it’s fine to tweak that plan by adding a piece that’s got some drama or playfulness.

“A statement light allows you to add a bold dash of your personality. It becomes the ‘artwork’ of the space,” Knopfler says. Consider a large chandelier, or a grouping of pendant fixtures.

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Low profile, high style: kitchens that go with the flow

Kitchens tend to be designed as star players on the residential stage. Their role is often aspirational — pro chef’s lair, for example, or the country kitchen from that Italian movie you loved.

But there’s a different story being played out by some kitchen designers today: kitchens that merge seamlessly into the rest of the main living space.

Sometimes that’s because there are space limitations — a smallish apartment, for example, where the kitchen is cheek-to-jowl with every other room. Or there may be plenty of space, but no walls, so each living zone looks into the next.

Some new kitchens are nearly invisible; others employ decorative and design elements that assimilate them into the look of adjoining spaces. Cabinetry is the same style, color, material and finish as other furniture. The color palette is the same or complementary. Lighting and accessories echo those in the principal rooms. Flooring is consistent throughout. Appliances are integrated. Even the island and countertops reflect materials used in adjoining spaces.

The Dunagan Diverio Design Group in Coral Gables, Florida, recently completed a Miami penthouse project with an open floor plan. The clients loved to cook and needed lots of space that functioned well.

“But they also wanted the kitchen to have clean lines and be completely integrated into the home’s design,” says firm co-founder Charlotte Dunagan. “We created a kitchen that flowed directly as part of the great room and living space. The concept we aimed for was to conceal as many of the appliances as possible, even going so far as to find a white oven to blend into the white cabinets.”

It was important to have the finishes all work together, says her partner, Tom Diverio.

“The kitchen really becomes part of the space, especially with the neutral oak wood flooring that continues throughout the home,” he says. “We were also careful to select finishes that were warm and inviting, which appear to be more like furniture.”

Pale walls in the open layout allowed for the residents’ art collection to carry through, further integrating the kitchen into the home.

Architect Dan Brunn in Los Angeles says he, too, keeps flooring the same throughout an open-plan home.

“The dining room and living room are typically connected to the kitchen, so we make the kitchen feel more ‘domesticated,’ less like a stainless steel lab,” he says. “One of my favorite things is to specify full custom-front appliances.”

New York City designer Amir Khamneipur took a similar approach with his Park Avenue apartment.

“I used flat-panel, semi-gloss-painted cabinetry throughout my kitchen,” he says. “The flat panels allow the kitchen cabinets to read as architectural elements. The geometry, symmetry and balance of lines created by the cabinetry seams were purposefully aligned with mirror work and fireplace height. These different elements coincide to create a harmonious look.”

Khamneipur chose a cream-and-neutral color palette for the minimalist kitchen, reflecting the serene vibe of the apartment. And he added a few clever features, like furniture-style legs on the kitchen island to reflect the neoclassical lines of a sofa and pedestal table across from it.

Dunagan says the inspiration for the Florida penthouse came from yacht design, in which all available space is maximized. A coffee station got tucked behind pocket doors. A laundry room, service kitchen and Sub-Zero appliances are also concealed behind wood doors or cabinets in the kitchen.

Modern materials and technology make “hiding” kitchen elements easy. Smart induction cooktops are nearly unnoticeable when not in use. Appliances that formerly sat on counters are now built into drawers. LED lighting can be installed virtually anywhere.

Henrybuilt , a Seattle designer and maker of kitchen furniture and storage systems, offers solid-surface counters with drainage for the sink. Storage cubbies for tools, napkins and bread are built into milled wood counters, which are then extended to create eating tables. Knife blocks, utensil, spices, pantry items, and recycle and trash receptacles all fit neatly out of sight in drawers and sliding cupboards.

Pay attention to how you illuminate the kitchen, says Sheva Knopfler, creative director of Brooklyn, New York-based Lights.com .

“The easiest way to streamline a kitchen is to incorporate simple lighting fixtures that blend in or almost disappear,” she says. “And consider paring down the number of lighting elements, opting instead for fewer, brighter overhead fixtures.”

Pick a style that suits you, and then create a visual flow with lighting in matching metallic finishes, she suggests.

And it’s fine to tweak that plan by adding a piece that’s got some drama or playfulness.

“A statement light allows you to add a bold dash of your personality. It becomes the ‘artwork’ of the space,” Knopfler says. Consider a large chandelier, or a grouping of pendant fixtures.

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Run up to Senior PGA ready to begin

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Pittsford – Major championship golf isn’t all that far away from a return to Rochester. 

The Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club won’t begin until May of 2019, but tickets and volunteer spots will be available in just over a month. 

Championship Director Bryan Karns hosted a lunch for local media Tuesday afternoon to formally announce details for Rochester’s next major. 

The day after the Masters concludes, April 9th, tickets and volunteer spots will be available to anyone who purchased tickets or volunteered for either the 2008 Senior PGA or the 2013 PGA Championship. 

On May 29th, tickets and volunteer openings become available to the general public. That’s two days after this year’s Senior PGA concludes in Michigan and the day after Memorial Day. 

Karns recommends Rochester golf fans should make their purchases or volunteer requests as soon as possible. 

“If they don’t, when they go, maybe later this year or early next year, to try and volunteer or buy tickets, some of those options might be limited,” he said. 

Unlike most golf events, fans will not be allowed on the grounds on Monday of tournament week. Oak Hill will open to fans on Tuesday, May 21st with play beginning on the 23rd and a champion crowned May 26th. 

Fans can purchase one day tickets for a practice round for 20 dollars. Tickets to each round of the championship are 40 bucks apiece. 

You can get a weekly pass for $165 and a limited number of clubhouse passes will be $375.

In addition, the PGA of America is introducing a Flex Four Pack. For $125, fans can buy four tickets and use them any day during the week. 

“We can try and do different things in terms of ticket packages and hospitality packages that we might not have flexibility to do at a (PGA) Championship,” 2019 Senior PGA Championship chairman Kevin Horey said. 

Kids under 17 can get in free with an adult ticket and it’s not just one kid. One adult with five kids under 17 can buy one ticket.

Anyone who served in the military and a guest also will be admitted at no charge. 

The major difference between this PGA of America Championship and the last four hosted at Oak Hill is the presenting sponsor: KitchenAid. 

The kitchen appliance company will occupy the largest tent on course during the week of the championship. Along with cooking and product demonstrations, celebrity chefs will be in town to show off their skills. 

“Having that component, we just feel like it elevates (the Senior PGA Championship) into a whole different experience that continues to expand the reach of people who want to come out and experience this championship,” Karns said. 

The pros will sometimes tour the tent themselves, trying out the array of KitchenAid products (there are nearly 70 different colors of the famous KitchenAid mixer). It’s a surprising fit. 

“I was like many people, ‘how does this fit together?’,” Horey said. “It’s hand and glove. It fits really well.”

The Senior PGA will serve as a bit of a trial run for when the “flatbellies”, as Horry calls them (compared to the slightly less in shape over-50 Champions Tour players), come to town in 2023. Oak Hill has hosted two PGA Championships, but never a PGA Championship in May. 

“I think it’ll be a really good prep for us,” he said. “I’m absolutely confident the golf course will be in championship condition for both events.”

The first one is only 441 days away. 

 

 

 

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Dinnerware Market Development, Market Trends, Key Driven Factors, Segmentation And Forecast To 2022

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Precise Portions® Debuts Proven Portion Control System at International Show

Henrico, VA – March 6, 2018 – Precise Portions® will be relaunching its best-selling 4-Go Healthy Travel Pack system at the prestigious Chicago International Home + Housewares Show, March 10-13, 2018. The company specializes in portion control systems and nutrition education tools.

“We help you change your nutrition and change your life,” said Ann-Marie Stephens, who co-founded Precise Portions with her husband, Ed.

The Chicago International Home + Housewares Show brings together exhibitors from around the world where technology, style, art and engineering combine to bring unique new products and services to consumers. Precise Portions® will be front and center for the event with the relaunch of its effective and affordable 4-Go Healthy Travel Pack.

Scientific studies at Cambridge University published in the British Journal of Nutrition show that the Precise Portions® tools are an effective way to control portions for weight loss and diabetes management. The Precise Portions® System removes the guesswork from healthy eating and makes it easy to eat well. There are no calories to count and no foods that must be eliminated. The system is based entirely on optimal portion size.

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/SMzPs2EgjDQ

The 4-Go Healthy Travel Pack provides individuals with an easy-to-use portion control system that aids in cardiac and diabetes management and sustained weight control at home, work and on the go. Available in a set of four, three-section plates, the nine-inch stackable dinnerware comes with nesting lids and four nutrition learning system discs. The dinnerware is BPA-free, and microwave and dishwasher safe.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has indicated that obesity leads to diabetes and heart disease and is the new health epidemic of the 21st century for adults and children. The Pentagon calls obesity the biggest threat to national security.

Education about portion control and healthy eating isn’t taught and few adults have the knowledge needed for expertly controlling foods and portion sizes. Eating healthy is particularly difficult for those trying to manage meals on a budget. Precise Portions® shows individuals the correct portion sizes, allowing them to purchase more effectively.

The new and improved Precise Portions® 4-Go Healthy Travel Pack and educational tools will debut at the Chicago International Home + Housewares Show, providing individuals with an easy way to control portion sizes, manage weight naturally, and conquer diabetes for a healthier lifestyle. Highly affordable, the system is backed by scientifically-proven data from some of the most respected organizations in the world.

About Precise Portions®

Created by Ed and Ann-Marie Stephens, Precise Portions® provides a unique line of portion control dinnerware that enables us to immediately begin eating healthier. The company provides dinnerware and educational information to help people control portions, manage weight and diabetes, and obtain proper nutrition. Precise Portions® also provides a line of eco-compostable portion control disposable cups and party systems, a Children Show N’ Tell System, Family Lifestyle Porcelain System, Go-Healthy Travel Pack System, meal planning systems, and Store ‘n Go Lunch Bag.

Media Contact
Company Name: Precise Portions®
Contact Person: Ann-Marie Stephens
Email: founders@preciseportions.com
Phone: 866-591-3428
Address:3420 Pump Rd., #105
City: Henrico
State: VA 23233
Country: United States
Website: www.preciseportions.com

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