Monday, August 29, 2011

8/29 Great Meals From Your Pantry, MTV Dove Go Fresh DJ Jessica Who, Villagio Inn & Spa

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Cooking Channel's Kelsey Nixon Shares With Us How To Make Delicious And Unique Meals With The Food In Your Basic Pantry

Preparing new and exciting meals at home doesn’t have to include an extra trip to the grocery store. America’s pantries are filled with staples that can often serve double- or triple-duty as ingredients during mealtime preparation and special occasions, helping inspire creativity and unique recipes.

Kelsey Nixon started in the food media industry when she created Kelsey’s Kitchen, a college cooking show at her University. After graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, she attended Le Cordon Bleu – Hollywood, earning her professional culinary arts degree. Kelsey’s passion for the essentials in the kitchen has taken her one step further and she now hosts her own show on Cooking Channel, Kelsey’s Essentials, where she inspires a new generation of food lovers with her own fresh take on essential cooking basics.

Fresh Off The Red Carpet From This Year’s MTV Video Music Awards, Dove® Go Fresh DJ, DJ Jessica Who, Shares Her Take On This Year's Best In Pop Culture

DJ Jessica Who loves talking about what is hot in music, style and pop culture and as a DJ, she constantly finds herself in different cities spotting and influencing the latest trends. Jessica will give listeners a unique front-row seat and inside-look from the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards with her personal picks for who and what is hot this season and how she stays fresh.

Reporting live from the red carpet at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, DJ Jessica Who will share her insider knowledge on who was rocking the best style on the red carpet, the top fashion and beauty trends she saw, and who the top performers were inside Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

Since this was her first time on the red carpet, she’ll also spill the details on what she wore and how she stayed fresh and calm in the spotlight. She’ll also share how she stays current with fashion and music trends and will let listeners in on what she thinks will be the next #1 hit.

To help women everywhere uncover what’s fresh and inspiring now, Jessica Who is working with Dove go fresh deodorant and MTV to launch the Dove Fresh Spin video series, where personal stories, style secrets, and music insights will be shared by three up-and-coming DJ’s - DJ Jessica Who (Miami), DJ Chelsea Leyland (New York) and DJ Diamond Kuts (Philadelphia).

Florida native DJ Jessica Who owns a commanding style and prides herself on sculpting high energy parties, as well as her ability to surprise the crowd with her eclectic music taste comprised of indie, hip hop, salsa, house, oldies, disco, funk and soul. She has been DJing for over seven years and currently holds a residency at LIV in Miami. Jessica has become a sought-after and trendsetting DJ—frequently spinning at fashion events and for celebrities such as Marc Jacobs and Katy Perry.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Talking With Us Is David Shipman, Managing Director of Villagio Inn & Spa, Telling Us About How Villagio Was Just Named ToTravel +Leisure Magazine's “World's Best Awards 2011 Readers’ Survey”

Comprehensive survey results appear in this month's August 2011 issue of the magazine. A questionnaire developed by Travel+Leisure was made available to T+L readers. Magazine readers were asked to rate hotels and destinations spas on several characteristics. In the hotel category, respondents provided their feedback regarding rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value. In the spa category, readers gave their input regarding ambiance, treatments, service and value.

Villagio Inn & Spa ranked #29 and Spa Villagio ranked #8. “This is the second time this year that Villagio Inn & Spa has received special recognition from the Travel+Leisure Magazine (In the January, 2011 issue, the hotel was named one of the “T+L’s 500 World’s Best Hotels Readers’ Survey),” says Villagio Inn & Spa Managing Director, David Shipman.

Lush Mediterranean-style gardens, fountains, and a flowing central watercourse set the tone of relaxed elegance, with cobbled pathways that meander through the two-story cluster-style village-like surrounds of the luxurious Villagio Inn & Spa. Spacious and airy, all guestrooms and suites feature private patios or balconies, fireplaces, oversize sunken bathtubs, in-room wine cellars, cozy robes, in-room tea, coffee and Espresso machines, and a bottle of premium chardonnay upon arrival. A lavish champagne breakfast buffet and afternoon tea service are included with every guest stay. Focal point of the hotel is Spa Villagio, one of Northern California’s premier luxury spa retreats, available to both hotel guests and day spa goers.

Architecturally engaging, Spa Villagio’s soothing fountains and serene reflecting pools lead along a limestone walkway to a grand entrance. Reminiscent of Early California design highlighting classic Mediterranean accents, including stone arched entryways and Spanish-style terra cotta clay tile roofs, Spa Villagio boasts a 13,000-square-foot-sanctuary with 16 treatment rooms and five unique sumptuously-designed private spa suites.

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