Thursday, November 3, 2011

Advertisement and Art?

The King's Faith has been getting much attention as a powerful feature length independent film providing teens with profound messages about where they stand in life. The story takes place with Brendan King, a foster kid, just released from juvenile detention after serving a three year sentence, starts attending an affluent high school in a suburb outside of the city. Brendan is determined to get his life back in order and works hard to achieve his goal, but when confronted by his old gang leader; his life seems to be on the fast track to destroying everything he has just built.

TransMedia has used this powerful film to place products such as Tom's Knife and Fork Lift, Kesi Case men's clothing and accessories line, and Dr. Fischer's Ultrasol Sunscreen integrating advertisement and art.

Tom's Knife and Fork Lift
Tom's Knife and Fork Lift is a combination of utensils and dumbbells that serve as a constant reminder that eating puts weight on and requires exercise to take it off. Lifting food with these utensils is like doing curls with dumbbells.

Dr. Fischer's Ultrasol Sunscreen
Dr. Fischer's Ultrasol Sunscreen products protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays. These products represent the most recent breakthroughs and innovation in essential sunscreen technology. All formulations were scientifically developed to be skin friendly, tested, and approved according to the FDA, recommended by dermatologists and by the American Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV sunscreen. Product ranges with general, babies, kids, sport, and specials and come available as creams, lotions, continuous, sprays and mousse.

Kesi Case
Kesi Case, a fashion designer, philanthropist and advocate for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation has collections inspired by her life experiences. Her collections range from read-to-wear, bridal, swimwear and an entire men's line of clothing and accessories. In the King's Faith, Kesi will be featuring a men's tie out of her men's clothing and accessories line.

Posted by Laurel Sendach

Get Fit With Gabi Rose

After being morbidly obese for twelve years and suffering from asthma, back and hip pain, hernias, rosacea and migraines, Gabi Rose had to make a life saving decision. With dedication and determination, Gabi went from a size 26 to a slender size 2, losing a drastic 130 pounds. Her life changing action did not just end at size 2; Gabi’s experience with helping herself lead her on the path to helping others by becoming a role model and health guru for not only her husband and four children, but for millions who want to make a significant change in their lives.

Gabi received her BA and BS from the University of Miami and her Master’s of Science from Nova Southeastern University. Her thermodynamic weight lose practice has improved the lives of numerous patients. Her program aids rapid fat loss while increasing lean muscle mass, metabolic rate and energy. Every patient receives their own individualized treatment that includes nutrition and fitness assistance, counseling in motivation and behavior modification as well as medication. Her program yields an average 21 pounds in weight loss in just 4 weeks!

Gabi’s experience with losing 130 lbs and keeping it off makes her a living example of success. Her show “Absolute Beauty” will air on national television in 2012. Her experience gave her the gift of passion to help others improve their lives to achieve their goals of living a happy, healthy lifestyle.

"The training of the body begins with the mind"-Gabi Rose

Posted by Laurel Sendach

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Z Connector: Fusing Fashion and Safety

We have all seen the reports on the rising number of thefts of our precious iPods, iPhones, mp3 players and other mobile devices. Whether its on a subway, a bus, a plane, the mall or even if it's your own couch cushion to blame, our mobile devices are targets for theft. What’s worse is that replacing these devices is no easy chore. It costs extra to get the devices insured, and often that very insurance doesn’t fully replace a lost or stolen item. Then it takes hours of waiting on the phone just to find out the disappointing news that the item won’t be replaced and it will cost a ba-gillion dollars to replace it. Often, we can't even replace our beloved mobile device because of the rabbit paced evolution of technology which leaves a newer and more expensive version of what we want to be replaced as the only option.

Additionally, when we buy our mobile devices, we consistently search for accessories to add to them because we like to make them our own. We feel a sort of connection to our devices, which makes sense; they are with us more than infants are with their mothers. These additions range anywhere from plastic cover screens, to big bulky clips on so we can keep track of it. Unfortunately, most of these clip-ons, cases and pouches don’t look cool and don’t let you carry the phone where you want it most; in your pocket! Fortunately though, for those accessory and style hounds out there that want to keep up on the latest innovative accessories, the Z-connector has arrived.

The Z-connector is a stylish chain that connects to your mobile device and hooks to various articles, including clothing, purses and really just about anything you would want to hook it on to. With gold and silver chains of various designs, the Z-connector brings classic fashion into fission with modern technology. Just as people had elegant and beautiful chains attached to their pocket watches, for style and security, the Z-connector provides both as well. Let’s see a thief try to snatch your previous hand-held devices with a silver or gold chain attached to it. Not happening.

With the Z-connector we finally have an accessory that keeps your phone or mp3 player in your pocket, but without you having to worry about sticky hands getting a hold of it while you’re not looking. Bringing the fashion element is crucial as well. Who doesn’t enjoy an extra draping of shining gold or silver around them? Rather than a bulky, ugly clip on carrier case, feel just as safe, if not more, with the Z-connector, providing you the ultimate connection with your phone or mobile device.

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Celebrates

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation is celebrating 25 years of dedicated service this year. Established in 1986, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation is a national organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for those affected by this chronic disease. MSF provides a broad array of programs and services designed to help maintain health, safety, self-sufficiency and personal well being for patients. Come and help celebrate this momentous occasion.

Help to kick off the MSF Silver Anniversary on November 15, 2011 from 6 to 8 P.M. with VIP Cocktails for a Cause. Join us at Farraday's Steak House at Isle Racing Casino in Pompano Beach for Complimentary Cocktails and appetizers. You must RSVP to attend the event. For additional information on VIP Cocktails for A Cause, please visit

Join us in celebrating The 25th Silver Anniversary Gala. The Gala will take place on December 3, 2011 at the Marriot Hollywood Beach. There will be “live” statue models painted silver all beautifully designed by Kesi Case (, a generous serving of sponsors, auction items, great tasting food, and more. We will be honoring Dr. Ben Wade Thrower, a Senior Medical Advisor to the MSF and Medical Director of the Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Ga. Cocktails and the silent auction will take place from 6 to 7:30 PM, followed by the dinner and reception from 7:30 to 11 P.M. Tickets cost just $175, and you must RSVP to this event soon since there are limited seats available. For additional information about the Gala, please visit

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Fraud Dog To Hold Fraud Roundtable at TransMedia Group

On October 12, Linda Webb will host a STRAIGHT TALK session at the TransMedia Group office in Boca Raton. The Fraud Dog will hold a FRAUD ROUNDTABLE:

Fraudsters are draining billions of dollars from our economy, and in order to fight it and reduce losses, business executives must have the ability to look at the company internally. Join Linda Webb, one of the most prominent authorities in fraud control, as she provides first-hand insight to business owners and c-level executives across all industries on how to identify and avoid scams. Her innovative techniques and revolutionary ideas have changed the way business risk is handled - she believes in "rolling up her sleeves" and working at the ground level. With 25 years of corporate and public service experience, Linda has developed many functional competencies, including claims operations management in all lines of insurance; loss prevention; risk management; internal audit operations; corporate compliance integrity programs; complex investigative operations; domestic and international investigative experience and law enforcement.

The event will be held Wednesday, October 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the TransMedia Group at 240 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300, Boca Raton, Fl 33432. Call 561-395-4433 for more information!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Court Story Communications Retains TransMedia Group to Tell Its Own Story to Prospective Law Firm Clients in Florida

Court Story Communications, a New York-based public relations firm that specializes in representing law firms, has retained TransMedia Group to make it more widely known in litigious areas like Florida.

"Our publicity will position Court Story Communications ( as a firm led by an attorney dedicated to obtaining media exposure for other attorneys looking to raise their profile nationally," said Transmedia CEO Tom Madden.

Florida-based Transmedia ( described Court Story president Olivier Gibbons as an astute attorney who was a reporter at such publications as the The Palm Beach Post and worked as a journalist at broadcast media before starting his own firm.

Gibbons said TransMedia is the ideal PR firm to represent Court Story outside of New York because TransMedia is known in legal circles, particularly in Florida, for having helped so many clients to become famous in their respective areas.

According to TransMedia, the publicity campaign on behalf of Court Story will underscore how Gibbons fully understands and respects the critical nature of privileged and confidential communications.

According to Madden, publicity that extols the virtues of a PR practitioner and stresses how one PR firm is more proficient than others in a particular field benefits the whole profession.

"When One PR firm casts a colleague in a positive light, it raises the publicity bar in a way that benefits the entire public relations profession," he said.

About Court Story Communications

Court Story actively promotes legal clients as authorities and experts in their respective fields and arranges interviews for them in such national media as AP and Bloomberg as well as in legal trade publications, from American Lawyer to Asian Legal Business Magazine.

"Law firms too often send out news releases that only masquerade as news whereas TransMedia will show how Court Story makes law firms and their experts newsworthy," Gibbons said.

About TransMedia Group

TransMedia Group is a full-service, multi-lingual firm serving clients worldwide since 1981 from offices in Boca Raton, London, and Paris.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Salon Ratay Partners up with Harbor House for a Day of Empowerment and Beauty

Salon Ratay hosted women from the Harbor House, a safehaven for survivors of domestic abuse. Sherry Ratay and her staff wanted to help these deserving women feel good about themselves and boost their self-confidence. Sherry is grateful to her wonderful staff members for donating their time and energy to give these courageous women a new look for their new lives.

Click here to see the complete story on WKMG Local 6
For more info on Salon Ratay, visit
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, visit

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fight Time 6- Pride and Glory- Coming to a Town near You!

Howard Davis Jr's Fight Time Promotions is heading up another MMA PRO fight showcase. Go out and support them on Friday, August 19, 2011 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Boca Raton Magazine says Rock Hard Taco's SoCal spin is a win

Rock Hard Taco's will be opening August 20th, putting an end to the hungry speculation. Boca Raton Magazine's John Thomason gives his take on the edgy eatery's food and ambience. Get a taste of the SoCal punk rock restaurant while it's hot!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


A. Dr. Fischer ULTRASOL

Summertime is here, and Dr. Fischer's ULTRASOL products are ready for the outdoors! Offering the highest in Broad Spectrum UVA & UVB protection on the market, the ULTRASOL skin care collection is a line of hypoallergenic and skin sensitive products. They contain a natural antioxidant complex with green tea extract and vitamin E. Developed and manufactured by Fischer Pharmaceuticals Research Labs, a world leader in the development and manufacture of advanced health care preparations in the fields of dermatology, ophthalmology and nutraceuticals. Ultrasol is recommended not only by dermatologist and pediatricians but also by the American Skin Cancer Foundation for top of the line UVA and UVB protection. All of the products are rapidly absorbed into the skin, long-acting and very water and sweat resistant, making them the best option for coverage from those summer rays!

For more information visit:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rock Hard Taco Holds Exclusive Media-Only Tasting Event

Here's a look at all the delicious Mexican dishes being served at Rock Hard Taco's exclusive, media-only luncheon...

Hungry yet? Come in today and try it for yourself! Rock Hard Taco is located just blocks away from the beach at 891 E. Palmetto Park Rd. They're open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. What are you waiting for? Go in and try it today!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Rock Hard Taco Now Offering Student Discount Specials

Do you love fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine at an affordable price?

If the answer is yes, then come visit Rock Hard Taco, Boca Raton's newest Mexican restaurant just blocks away from Palmetto Beach!

Rock Hard Taco is now offering student discounts!

Check out the flyer above for this month's exclusive offers.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Rock Hard Taco's Extreme Taste Comes to South Florida

Where can you get a So-Cal feel, Mexican cuisine, and South Florida's weather? The answer is simple, Rock Hard Taco ( Located in Boca Raton, Florida near the beach, Rock Hard Taco has an unique atmosphere; combining extreme sports with a taste of Mexico. Rock Hard Taco is the spot to grab a bite while viewing some extreme sports on the big screen TV. While Rock Hard Taco has been open, they will be having a grand opening with ribbon cutting ceremony on August 20th. Before the grand opening Rock Hard Taco will host a media-only tasting event on the 19th of July. With affordable prices and a chill atmosphere, Rock Hard Taco is a perfect fit for South Florida.

Friday, July 1, 2011

TransMedia Group's New Paris Office

TransMedia Group's New Paris Office Signs 'Office de Relations d'Affaires' as First Client

TransMedia Group ( will publicize to U.S businesses the unique capabilities of Marc Fredericksen and his Office de Relations d'Affaires for arranging high-level conferences and networking opportunities with cultural, political, and economic leaders of France!

TransMedia said it will generate media exposure for Fredericksen and Club des Cordelières, a distinguished non-profit club he founded and hosts. The prestigious private club comprises business leaders from throughout France dedicated to the advancement of professional careers and philanthropic activities.

"We're honored to represent one of the premiere event producers and business networking firms in Paris where we recently opened an office to serve our growing international clientele." said TransMedia's CEO Tom Madden.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Success with Star-Studded Gala and Designs by Kesi Case!

December 3rd, 2011 will be a star-studded gala to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Established in 1986, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation is a national organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for those affected by this chronic disease. MSF provides a broad array of programs and services designed to help maintain health, safety, self-sufficiency and personal well-being. Their 25th Anniversary Gala will have "live" statue models painted silver all beautifully designed by Kesi Case ( ), a generous serving of sponsors, auction items, great tasting food and more. Additional information on MSF and the gala, please visit

Monday, June 27, 2011

DNA Brands, Inc. Releases the New "Bubba Army" Sugar Free CRANRAZBERRY(TM) Energy Drink

DNA Brands, an award-winning company known for its energy drinks, shred sticks and beef jerky, announces that it will be featuring radio personality, Bubba the Love Sponge, on its newest flavor of energy drink: Sugar-free Cranrazberry. Sugar-free Cranrazberry can now be found at most retail locations carrying the brand, including Walgreens, Race Trac and Circle K, and a portion of the sales will be donated to Bubba's "Fallen Officer Fund". DNA is a proud sponsor of many action sport teams consisting of top athletes in Motocross, Surfing, Wakeboarding and Skateboarding, and although it has received tremendous TV and media coverage, the company is thrilled to partner with Bubba. "CRANRAZBERRY is already receiving strong acceptance from distributors, retailers and customers alike, no small thanks to Bubba and his devoted following," said DNA's President and CEO Darren Marks. For more information about DNA Energy Drink, its athletes and sponsorships, please visit

Friday, June 3, 2011

Raymond Lee Jewelers to Attend Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show!

On June 2nd-5th, Raymond Lee Jewelers, an upscale jewelry boutique and buyer based in Southern Florida, will be attending the Antique Jewelry and Watch show at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Richard Resnick, Raymond Lee Jewelers' designer, will be there to discuss his custom designed signature pendants for the "Nat King Cole Generation Hope" and "Cleaning for Cancer." In addition, Raymond Lee Jewelers will have an extensive collection of estate jewelry, pre-owned luxury watches and G.I.A. certified diamonds, namely the Vintage Platinum and Diamond Drop Earrings and a Rolex Vintage Stainless Steel Oyster Watch. Raymond Lee Jewelers will be showcasing their beautiful and elegant vintage and custom-made pendants at Booth #1455!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Designer, Image Consultant & Personal Stylist Kesi Case Is Expert Fashion With Care!

Designing clothes for most of her life, Kesi Case (middle) designs are buzzing around South Florida. She turned her dream into a reality at a young age by creating a retail clothing store called Kame Collections. Through her stores success, she was able to move to the United States to continue studying fashion and interior design, which led to designing under a private label for stores from Nordstrom to Forever 21. Kesi has hosted many fashion shows as well as launching her own collections Kesi Couture, which eventually turned into Kesi Case Designs. Her website can show you everything you need to know about fashion and interior design. Each and every custom made design expresses her exquisite talent, as well as her passion for creating beautiful garments for both men and women.

Monday, May 23, 2011

LA School of Gymnastics

Olympic Traning Facility to Offer Los Angeles Youth a Gymnastics Clinic by Celebrity Instructor to Jada Pinkett-Smith for The Matrix Reloaded and Drew Barrymore for Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Culver City, CA- With the buzz starting to build about next Summer's Olympic Games, The Los Angeles School of Gymnastics ( will open it's doors to aspiring Olympians and enthusiats alike for the opportunity to recieve instruction from gymnastics legend Yefim Furman and US Olympian Tasha Schwikert Warren.

Known to many as the "Godfather of Gymnastics", internationally acclaimed Coach Yefim Furman is an Olympic Medalist, achieved at the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics. He has trained and prepared many celebrities for arduous movie roles, including Jada Pinkett-Smith for the Matrix Reloaded, and Drew Barrymore for Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

"We are so honored to work with amazing professionals such as Tasha and Yefim. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those attending the event," says Tanya Berenson, director of the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics. "All ages and levels are welcome."

The school's annual Backhand Spring Clinic will take place on Sunday, June 5th from 1-3pm. Besides the clinic, the school is also providing many other Summer activities to the local community, including the Summer gymnastics day camp from June 20 to September 2, 2011.

For camp information visit:

Friday, May 20, 2011

Come Celebrate with Salon Ratay!

5th Anniversary
Salon Ratay

Fashion Music Beauty Style

Featuring fashion designer Kesi Case and Italian singer Franco Corso

Saturday, May 21st
7-9pm at Salon Ratay

RSVP required to

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Join Us For a Taste for Hope!

Come to Speranza's for a Lovely Evening for a Great Cause
Thursday - May 19, 2011
Speranza's Italian Restaurant

41 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL

Friday, April 29, 2011

Great Success! Nat King Cole Generation Hope at Raymond Lee Jewelers April 27, 2011

Jeff Josephson, Owner of Raymond Lee Jewelers, Presenting Casey and Timolin Cole
with Nat King Cole Generation Hope Divine Symbol Pendant

(LtoR)Cara Rosenthal from CBS's The Amazing Race, Casey Cole, Jeff Josephson, Timolin Cole

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres flowed through Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton as guests arrived for the unveiling of a Diamond Horn Signature Pendant was unveiled for
Nat King Cole Generation Hope Foundation.

The night was fueled with fashion, philanthropy and a cause all were eager to learn more about. The turnout was a Celebrity filled event to support music education in public schools and build awareness about the lack of funding available to those really need it.

Amongst the celebrities were:
Casey and Timolin Cole (Nat King Cole’s Twin Daughters)
Jeff Josephson –Owner, Raymond Lee Jewelers
Franco Corso – Italian Singer
Sherry Ratay – Award Winning Color Expert
Cara Rosenthal – CBS’s Amazing Race
Kesi Case - Fashion Designer
And what better guest at a Jewelry Store, Walter Shaw, The most notourious jewel thief, author of A License to Steal !

For more pictures of the event,
visit the TransMedia Group Facebook Page and "Like" Us!

*Photos by: Carlos Aristizabal

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Franco Corso, The Voice of Romance

Franco Corso is The Voice of Romance. An Italian singing sensation , Corso's distinctive and powerful baritone voice has been noted by media as "Elegant and Provocative." Franco gives a powerful performance, filled with spontaneous standing ovations from beginning to end. 'Passione' his debut album is a compilation of some of the world's most passionate Italian-American melodies that will capture your heart and soul. Franco's music can be previewed and purchased on his website,

He Performs worldwide and one of his upcoming concerts is at the College Theater in Providence, Rhode Island, on April 27th.

Posted by: Mariah Kulkin

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Let's Keep Music Alive! Join us 4/27/11

Who: You and your friends are invited...

What: to come shopping with the Cole Twins!

Where: Raymond Lee Jewelers
22191 Powerline Road (Palms Plaza)
Boca Raton, FL 33433

When: Wednesday, April 27th 6:30-9:30pm

Why: Proceeds from each sale benefits Nat King Cole Generation Hope (

CEO Thomas J. Madden Participates in Focus Brazil 2011

The sixth annual FOCUS-BRAZIL, a Brazilian International Culture & Media Seminar, again made history regarding the growing international awareness of Brazil as an emerging cultural, political and economic powerhouse in the world.

“It was an honor to be a part of this brilliant event. Brazil is attracting a lot of attention and my firm is lucky to work with clients from such powerhouse,” said Tom Madden, Chairman and Founder of TransMedia Group.

The event took place Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from April 13th to April 16th, 2011. It gathered hundreds of cultural leaders, professionals, students and media representatives from 16 countries including the Brazilian communities in 21 U.S. States. Delegations from Japan, South Korea, Australia, England, Canada, Germany, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Angola, France, Belgium and Italy were present.

The Brazilian Business Group presented and lead the event’s business panel, themed: "The Impact of Innovation in Brazil in the Next 20 years,” with an illustrious panel composed of Thomas J. Madden, chairman and CEO of award-winning, Boca Raton based Public Relations company, TransMedia Group; Dr. Sergio Trindade, co-laureate of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize former Assistant General Secretary of the United Nations, Head of Sciences and Technology and Fernando Spohr, president of APEX Brazil.

Relevant institutions such as The Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce, The Brazil-USA Cultural Center, The American Association of Teachers of Portuguese, The Brazilian International Press Association, The Brazilian-American Advertising Association and The Brazilian Business Group hosted seminars covering areas such as Business, Education, Arts, Culture, Media, Advertising, Social Affairs and Community Affairs.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Cleaning for Cancer

TransMedia Group welcomes aboard new client, Cleaning for Cancer! The nonprofit organization is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, but provides free residential cleaning services to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy nationwide.

Nadege Desravines, president and founder of Cleaning for Cancer, decided to start the nonprofit when she discovered that there were so many cancer patients out there who were too weak to keep up with the daily nuances of life, including cleaning their homes. Desravines, 24 years old from Haiti, lost both grandmothers to cancer. Determined to offer her services to patients nationwide, Desravines partnered with residential cleaning companies throughout the country that have agreed to help at least three patients going through chemotherapy and/ or radiation treatment by cleaning their home once a month for a three month period.

Cleaning for Cancer understands that a cancer diagnoses is a life changing experience that affects patients and their families. The goal of the charity is to give the patients dealing with their diagnosis a clean home once a month at no cost so they can focus on their recovery during a difficult time.

Visit: (

Haitian Inspiration at Karen Lynne Gallery - Join Us!

Please join us for the Haitian Inspiration Event A Haitian Art Sale to Benefit Children Victimized by Catastrophe

Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 7-00-9:00pm.

Complimentary cocktails & hors d'oeurves

Karen Lynne Gallery 101 Plaza Real South Boca Raton, Fl 33432 561-338-9801

** 100% proceeds of sales will benefit the Henri R. Perpignand Foundation in Haiti.

RSVP by April 12, 2011

561-750-9800 ext. 230

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Networking Event @ The Palms Grille

This is NOT your typical networking event... who says networking can't be sexy? Join us at The Palms Grille in Ft Lauderdale on April 12th from 6:30-8PM. Complimentary Cocktails & an Amazing Meal. Please RSVP to

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Come & Support the Children's Aid Club!

Salon Ratay Raises Funds for Double-Lung Transplant Patient

The fabulous Salon Ratay in Lake Mary, FL hosted a Cut-A-Thon Fundrasier last Monday evening to raise funds for a double-lung transplant patient.

Diane Fields has battled allergic bronchopulminary aspergillosis, a condition that has irreversibly scarred her lungs and caused pulmonary fibrosis and bronchiectasis. Diane was diagnosed at the age of 15 and has been dealing with her disease ever since. After years of struggle, she now relies on an oxygen tank for every breath. Doctors say a double-lung transplant is her only hope for a second chance at life. Diane, a retired nurse, has been married to Michael for 31 years and has 4 children.

Diane's relative is a client at Salon Ratay, and upon hearing the news, owner Sherry Ratay decided to pitch in and offer deeply discounted $20 haircuts as a fundraiser for Diane. 100% of the funds raised were donated to the National Transplant Foundation in Diane Fields honor.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Economic Costs of Charlie Sheen’s Wild Life Style

Charlie Sheen’s epic meltdown has dominated America’s asinine media conversation for the past few weeks. Charlie has never been a bigger celebrity than he is now as he runs around creating new words for the English language (tigerblood, biwinnning), garnering millions of twitter followers and appearing on multiple media outlets...

Monday, March 14, 2011


Boca Raton, Fl - - TransMeida Group, a public relations firm based in Florida, has come up with an idea for Charlie Sheen that could probably return more money than CBS owes him - a restaurant chain called Charlie Sheen Restaurants, "where godesses will wait on you" - and has even registered the domain

TransMedia's CEO, a former programming VP for NBC, thinks that it could be big money-maker and therapy for Sheen. Madden says if Sheen participates he has investor interest and it could be a slam dunk investment.

Madden, a product inventor, said he even has the cutlery for the restaurant, which he recently patented called the Knife and Forklift, a combination of dumbbell and utensils that functions as training wheels for overeaters. He said they could be included in the restaurant concept, to help fight food addiction and rapid eating that is contributing to America's obesity epidemic.

"We need to stop treating our digestive tracts as racing tracks," Madden says. "It is time for Sheen to take advantage of those million-plus Twitter followers and lead them in to the promised restaurant land."

Posted by : Mariah Kulkin

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Oscars: Red Carpet Jewelry Recap

Red Carpet Recap by top South Florida gemologist, Richard Resnik of Raymond Lee Jewelers ( with locations in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach. Richard goes on to break down the two main trends he predicted for the Oscar’s red carpet based on the Golden Globes: ballerina or bombshell.

The Oscars: Red Carpet Jewelry Recap

The Golden Globes Awards were a strong indication of what we could expect from this year’s Academy Awards. As previously predicted the two main looks for women this year was a choice of two extremes, one was either a Ballerina or Bombshell. Jewelry choices remained simple with a ‘less is more.’ Bracelets and earrings were the main focus along with bare shoulders and necklines.

The following actresses stood out amongst the red carpet pack and their style has been graded on a scale of 0-4 Diamonds.

Oscar Host and future Cat Woman star Anne Hathaway, channels her inner Grecian Goddess in a gorgeous white beaded gown, accessorizing with sparkling diamond studs and a wide diamond bracelet, as the first of her many looks. In her second to last look of the evening she stuns with a royal blue metallic gown and sapphire drop earrings.
Grade 4 Diamonds.

Best Actress Winner Natalie Portman simply glows in her plum colored Verdarte gown and gorgeous Tiffany and Co. ruby tassel earrings.
Grade 4 Diamonds
Best Actress Nominee Jennifer Lawrence was the first star to grace the red carpet this evening and is a true bombshell in the making with her bright red figure flattering gown and simple gold bangle. While she is completely devoid of jewelry with the exception of the gold bangle she successfully avoided the pitfall most first timers make and doesn’t look like she is playing “dress up”
Grade 2 Diamonds

Best Supporting Actress Winner Melissa Leo- House of Mirrors or House of Horrors? This Marc Bower mishap is like looking into the sun- look at it straight on and you’ll go blind. She accents her outfit with simple drop earrings and an unimpressive pendant that like her dress, falls flat.
Grade 1 Diamond

Best Supporting Actress Nominee Amy Adams is never afraid of color. The radiant redhead is stunning in a navy beaded gown. I firmly believe redheads look best with a little bit of green to contrast with their fiery locks and she is no exception, as done so here with a gorgeous Cartier Jade pendant.
Grade 2 Diamonds

Black Swan’s Mila Kunis continues to carry off the ballerina style with a lacy periwinkle gown and simple forward facing hoops and pave diamond bangles.
Grade 2 Diamonds

And I am telling you……you look amazing! Best Supporting Actress Winner for her performance in Dreamgirls, Jennifer Hudson has undergone an amazing transformation and she shows it off in her Tangerine gown with long drop earrings.
Grade 4 Diamonds.

Cate Blanchette- As much as I loved the movie Alice in Wonderland and it inspired a whole number of gowns this year I am left with a feeling of Alice in What-the-hell? However from the neck up she is stunning as always
Grade 1 Diamond

Scarlett Johansson has redeemed herself from her Golden Globes fiasco and is simply gorgeous in her Amethyst Lace Gown by Dolce and Gabbana and amazing cocktail ring
Grade 2 Diamonds

Marisa Tomei is a true bombshell in her navy satin gown and bold choice of earrings. The wide link gold bracelet really sets her apart from the others.
Grade 2 Diamonds.

Helena Bonham Carter is usually a target for the fashion police, but this year, she teamed up with costume designer Colleen Atwood to create a Victorian inspired look, accented with beautiful drop earrings. The diamond brooch in her hair is a beautiful touch.
Grade 3 Diamonds

Was that Michelle Williams or Mia Farrow on the red carpet? The girl is simply stunning with her pixie cut and diamond cluster earrings
Grade 1 Diamond

A post-baby Penelope Cruz is the epitome of a ‘red carpet beauty’ with her ruby red gown and chandelier earrings.
Grade 3 Diamonds

Last year’s Best Actress winner Sandra Bullock is red hot in Vera Wang. She accents her look with simple diamond earrings and beautiful tennis bracelet.
Grade 3 Diamonds.

Halle Berry also redeems herself from a Golden Globes mishap by arriving in a Marchesa gown and vintage diamond jewelry.
Grade 3 Diamonds

Dame Helen Mirren chose Tahitian Pearl and Diamond earrings to accent her gown, which matches the color perfectly.
Grade 4 Diamonds.

Gwyneth Paltrow shines in her silver Calvin Klein dress and makes a bold statement with multi-color artisanal earrings and by placing a brooch on her hip to accent her look.
Grade 3 diamonds.

Posted by : Michelle Du Preez