Party Planner – Roller Forum http://roller-forum.info/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 20:53:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://roller-forum.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-7-1.png Party Planner – Roller Forum http://roller-forum.info/ 32 32 Gamisodes Introduces Inspector Gadget Missions Digital Card Collection in Conjunction with Asia Crypto Week https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/26/gamisodes-introduces-inspector-gadget-missions-digital-card-collection-in-conjunction-with-asia-crypto-week/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 20:53:50 +0000 https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/26/gamisodes-introduces-inspector-gadget-missions-digital-card-collection-in-conjunction-with-asia-crypto-week/ Offered for free throughout Asia Crypto Week, the all-new virtual trading card features the Inspector’s gadget as his adventures take him, Penny and Brain to world capitals LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 26, 2022 / Gamimodes (https://gamisodes.com/), the new Southern California-based game publisher and interactive entertainment platform behind the gamified episodes of classic […]]]>

Offered for free throughout Asia Crypto Week, the all-new virtual trading card features the Inspector’s gadget as his adventures take him, Penny and Brain to world capitals

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 26, 2022 / Gamimodes (https://gamisodes.com/), the new Southern California-based game publisher and interactive entertainment platform behind the gamified episodes of classic animated series launched with Inspector Gadgetwill launch the company’s latest digital map collectibles, Inspector Gadget Missions, in time for Asia Crypto Week, which runs from September 26 to October 2 in Singapore.

Offered free of charge to the public throughout Asia Crypto Week through the Gamisodes website (www.gamisodes.com), the first of Assignment card collectibles features Inspector Gadget in Singapore with his niece Penny and companion Brain. Virtual Cards can also be activated for a Gamisodes-sponsored giveaway that will award prizes, including special-edition physical versions of the card sent to the winner signed by artist Bayu Sadewo and Gamisodes founder Davis Brimer in a flip case. trophies (first prize, 8 created); Special edition physical versions of the card mailed to the winner signed by Sadewo (2nd place, 88 created); and special edition physical versions of the map mailed to the winner (3rd place, 888 created). A total of 8,888 editions of the “Mission: Singapore” virtual card will be minted. The Assignment: Singapore the digital cards will launch on September 26 at 6:00 p.m. PT and will remain available until October 2 or when supplies run out.

In addition to Assignment: Singapore digital card giveaway, Gamisodes and leading virtual event planner Jimbo are joining forces to co-host an Asia Crypto Week virtual kick-off party, which will include interviews, contests, giveaways, game announcements on the plans of product release and a chance to ask questions to the team at Gamisodes, Direct. Scheduled for September 26 at 6:00 p.m. PT, the virtual launch party will last 24 hours. Invite link: https://discord.com/invite/ZB4Mubkwrf.

About gamisodes

Based in Southern California, Gamisodes partners with animation studios and rights holders to adapt episodic television programming into interactive games hosted on the company’s interactive entertainment platform. A recognized digital games industry leader and serial entrepreneur, Davis Brimer is CEO of Gamisodes, with a founding team that includes Sander Schwartz, producer and former president of Warner Bros. Animation; Howard Braham, former Disney Imagineer; and Agnes Garbowska, creator and illustrator for DC Superhero Girls, Transformers, My Little Pony and Care Bears. Follow the company on social media and Discord for the latest news and announcements.

CONTACT:
Steve Syatt
SSA Public Relations
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THE SOURCE: Gamimodes

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Should you send an invoice to your wedding guests who do not show up? https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/22/should-you-send-an-invoice-to-your-wedding-guests-who-do-not-show-up/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 20:28:00 +0000 https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/22/should-you-send-an-invoice-to-your-wedding-guests-who-do-not-show-up/ It is generally accepted that saying yes to a wedding and not showing up is the height of rudeness. However, most etiquette experts still don’t consider this a substantial reason to send an invoice. Co-host of the “Awesome Etiquette” podcast and great-great-grandson of etiquette expert Emily Post, Daniel Post Senning argues that sending an invoice […]]]>

It is generally accepted that saying yes to a wedding and not showing up is the height of rudeness. However, most etiquette experts still don’t consider this a substantial reason to send an invoice. Co-host of the “Awesome Etiquette” podcast and great-great-grandson of etiquette expert Emily Post, Daniel Post Senning argues that sending an invoice is a faux pas that doesn’t fit the role of an engaged couple as gracious hosts. “In a way, your role as a host is to understand that mistakes will be made,” Post Senning told CNN.

Money.com agrees that newlyweds should never invoice guests who don’t show up, because party planners should consider the possibility of some people not showing up when budgeting. While this behavior is rude on the part of the guest, part of hosting is dealing with these setbacks, which can sometimes be costly. Also, sometimes life throws inevitable curveballs like death or illness, and slapping a bill on a friend who is already going through a rough patch is likely to permanently affect the friendship.

While most wedding and etiquette experts are united in their stance against charging no-show guests, Brides says the only exception is for destination weddings, where no-shows can incur costs. important. In that case, wedding planner Retno Dwinika advises including your policy in the RSVP so guests know ahead of time that not showing up will result in a bill. However, it is important to operate on a case-by-case basis, as it may not be necessary to charge guests who have let you know months in advance that they will not be attending, even if they have initially said yes.

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In Harold’s Cross, residents and the climate-conscious wonder if they hit homes to rebuild more https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/21/in-harolds-cross-residents-and-the-climate-conscious-wonder-if-they-hit-homes-to-rebuild-more/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 01:05:42 +0000 https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/21/in-harolds-cross-residents-and-the-climate-conscious-wonder-if-they-hit-homes-to-rebuild-more/ Harold’s Bridge Court. Photo by Claudia Dalby. Fiona Callaghan lands an elbow on the roof of her car. She wouldn’t say it would be better to demolish the existing homes behind her and build denser, she says. “Because I don’t want to have to move. But that’s obviously a selfish thing. His housemate Orla Lynch […]]]>

Fiona Callaghan lands an elbow on the roof of her car. She wouldn’t say it would be better to demolish the existing homes behind her and build denser, she says. “Because I don’t want to have to move. But that’s obviously a selfish thing.

His housemate Orla Lynch stands at the foot of the steps leading to their flat at Harold’s Bridge Court, in a four-block set of duplexes next to Harold’s Cross Road.

“It’s such a nice apartment complex, I think,” Lynch said. “That would be really hard to love, let it go. I think that would be the worst.

On July 21, Adroit Company Limited applied for planning permission to demolish the duplexes where Callaghan, Lynch and others live, and the handful of other homes on the site – 53 homes in total – as well as a warehouse housing the MART artist studios on Greenmount Lane and ancillary structures.

It says it wants to build 194 apartments spread over four blocks of two to nine floors on the one-hectare site, as well as space for a nursery, common areas for residents, retail space, 22 artists’ studios and a exhibition space.

On Monday, September 12, at a meeting of the council’s South Central Area Committee, council’s senior planner Eileen Buck gave a presentation to local councilors on the proposed demolition and development.

Councilors said they did not think demolishing the buildings would be good for the climate and the development might be too big.

Green Party Councilor Carolyn Moore said: “I’m disappointed there hasn’t been a more imaginative and sustainable approach to adding density to this site.

What are the packages?

The four duplexes of Harold’s Bridge Court duplexes are three stories high, with a row of parking lots in front of each and a shed to the side for bicycle parking.

There is a small green to the west where the warehouse housing the MART artist studios sits behind a fence.

Firms with similar names have failed in three planning applications since 1993 when Adroit Ltd obtained planning permission to build Harold’s Bridge Court.

In 2000, Adroit & Co Ltd. was refused permission to construct a four-storey building and to add a duplex apartment block at Harold’s Bridge Court and a pedestrian entrance from Limekiln Lane.

In 2005, a request by The Adroit Company to build five four- to six-storey apartment buildings next to Harold’s Bridge Court was rejected by An Bord Pleanála, who said the height would make them “visually distracting” and constitute a overdevelopment of the area. .

In 2016, The Adroit Company failed in a similar request to demolish the duplexes, the Clare Villas houses and the MART studio warehouse, in order to build six three- and four-story apartment buildings on the same site.

The Warehouse and Clare Villas. Photo by Claudia Dalby.

At last Monday’s regional committee meeting, Fianna Fáil councilor Deirdre Conroy criticized the heights of the new proposal.

“This nine-story building in a historic area overlooking the Grand Canal is frankly not acceptable,” she said.

Moore, the Green Party councilor, said the developer had already had a planning application for large apartment buildings rejected.

“This application was rejected in 2017 based on its height and the impact on the landscape, and I just find it crazy that they come back a few years later with something even higher, even denser “, she said. .

Construction is too dense for Harold’s Cross because it does not yet have a local area plan, she said.

Adroit Company Ltd did not respond to questions sent on Friday asking for its response to criticism that the proposed building is too tall.

Knock on houses

Tara Deacy, a Social Democrat councillor, said it would be crazy to destroy so much housing.

‘If anyone looked from space at our current housing crisis in Dublin and heard that this level of housing was going to be reversed, I think they would wonder if we have completely lost our minds,’ she said. .

The planner’s presentation was unaware that people would be displaced, said Pat Dunne, an adviser to Independents 4 Change.

“Are we going to end up with more than 200 homeless people following this desire to densify the site? he said.

The Residential Tenancies Commission register has 13 entries for tenancies at Harold’s Bridge Court or Harolds Bridge Court, and 63 entries for tenancies at Harold Bridge Court.

On Thursday Callaghan, the resident of Harold’s Bridge Court, said it would be difficult to find a new place because you just don’t hear about new places. “So imagine everyone here going out looking for a place at the exact same time. Like, that’s terrifying.

Larger buildings on the site would mean there would be more people to house, she said, and there is obviously a demand for homes in the town. “So, I mean, some extras, yeah, grand. But that makes us throw ourselves on the nose.

Their place is more affordable than others she’s seen there, she says. Callaghan and his roommates pay between €650 and €750 each for their rooms.

Agustin Pellegri, who also lives in Harold’s Bridge Court, says he pays €1,540 a month for a two-bed flat. “It’s spacious.”

The city needs more apartments, he says. But help should be offered to those currently living there, he says. “You have to provide them with alternative accommodation in the meantime, or whatever.”

Adroit Company Ltd did not respond to questions asking whether it would find alternative accommodation for current tenants if the application to demolish their homes was approved and they were moved.

greener building

Moore, the Green Party adviser, told the meeting she couldn’t get past the developer’s proposal to tear down the homes.

“On a site that is certainly well-situated for higher density development, but it’s not in line with our climate goals or our sustainability goals to demolish 50 homes,” she said.

Pat Barry, chief executive of the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC), said the new buildings could be more energy efficient than the houses currently in them.

But they might not be energy efficient enough to offset the carbon loss from demolition and rebuilding, he says.

Construction-related activities account for around 11% of Ireland’s carbon emissions each year, according to the IGBC’s 2021 Carbon Roadmap for Ireland’s Built Environment.

“Primarily producing materials, transporting them, incorporating them into the building,” Barry said, and that doesn’t include the energy used to run the building itself, which accounts for 24% of the city’s carbon emissions. Ireland.

If a building was built to the latest standards, it uses as much energy to build it as to operate it for 50 years, he says.

Callaghan, looking up at her flat in Harold’s Bridge Court, says the duplexes are badly in need of refurbishment.

Heat from storage heaters in every room escapes quickly through poor insulation, she says. “They’re like Class E, or something, they’re so bad.”

Lynch says they could be refurbished and maybe added solar panels, rather than knocking them out.

“There would be no need to be all of a sudden and rebuild. But I guess maybe they want to switch brands and raise prices,” she said.

Adroit Company Ltd did not respond to questions about whether it had considered renovating or improving the flats at Harold’s Bridge Court, rather than demolishing them, or to questions about its response to comments that demolishing would not be in line to climate emissions reduction targets.

Barry says that in some cases it might be more climate-friendly to renovate buildings to high standards, than to tear down and rebuild.

“Even though it may be slightly less efficient than a new building, it will be extremely difficult to recoup the carbon you spend to build it,” he says.

However, if more housing is needed, it could end up using less carbon to build higher-density housing somewhere with good transport links, Barry says.

“You could triple the density, and it’s located somewhere with very good public transport. Well, in that case, it may make sense to tear down the buildings and rebuild them,” he says, because you save on the carbon that people use for transportation.

Declan Meenagh, a Labor Party councilor, said that for the city’s next development plan, which is the city’s planning bylaw, he argued for a motion against the demolition of buildings less than 30 years old.

“This requirement is to encourage people to build 200-year-old buildings instead of 30-year-old buildings,” his reasoning for suggesting the motion said.

However, the chief executive of the council said there were already policies in the development plan that greatly supported this.

Namely, the CA5 policy, which aims to “promote and support the renovation and reuse of existing buildings rather than their demolition and reconstruction where possible”.

Meenagh said he always would have liked his motion to go into the development plan. “I accepted the manager’s advice that what there was was strong enough.”

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Brittany Cherry of DWTS and SYTYCD marries Brian Agnew https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/18/brittany-cherry-of-dwts-and-sytycd-marries-brian-agnew/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 23:55:11 +0000 https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/18/brittany-cherry-of-dwts-and-sytycd-marries-brian-agnew/ Dancing with the stars and So you think you can dance alum Brittany Cherry is officially off the market! PEOPLE can exclusively confirm that the 28-year-old professional dancer tied the knot with Netflix Business Affairs’ Brian Agnew in front of 80 guests on Sunday afternoon at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, Calif. The […]]]>

Dancing with the stars and So you think you can dance alum Brittany Cherry is officially off the market!


PEOPLE can exclusively confirm that the 28-year-old professional dancer tied the knot with Netflix Business Affairs’ Brian Agnew in front of 80 guests on Sunday afternoon at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, Calif.


The couple met through american idol alum Stefano Langone while a band member on DWTS in 2017. Langone was living with Agnew at the time and introduced the pair. Although the timing wasn’t on their side, they reconnected later that year and in 2020 the 33-year-old proposed to Cherry while on a drive through Malibu Canyon.


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Regarding her wedding dress, the come dance with me the star listened to her instincts and knew exactly what she wanted.


“I’m a ballroom dancer and because I’ve worn all these beautiful dresses and gowns all my life,” Cherry, who also starred in Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” music video, told PEOPLE exclusively. . “I really wanted something timeless, elegant, classy and not too embellished. I found a really nice dress and I was like, ‘Oh, that’s pretty, but I’m still not sure .””


“So I’m going to live my life – moving on to when I’m dress shopping and I go to four different stores and I see this same dress in a few stores and I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s so pretty. I’m going back to Kinsey James [in West Hollywood] and try on all the dresses you can imagine. I was always like, ‘Ah, this dress is so perfect,’ and so I ended up going with the dress I found a year earlier.”


The groom chose his own custom green suit from Klein Epstein and Parker to go with their simple yet elegant theme.


“Our colors are pretty simple,” Cherry shares. “Being creative and having been in production and having a creative vision, [I] was super special. I really wanted it to be timeless and stylish and I wanted to be able to look at my photos and not be able to tell what time of day it was. Everything is very classy and my colors are black and white.”




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The place also has a special meaning for the couple, which makes it a no-brainer to choose the location to say “I do”.


“La Jolla Cove is so special to us,” adds Cherry. “We have been to this area many times and each time we have been able to create amazing memories, so we thought it would be a beautiful place to get married and for all of our family to visit.”


“Hotel La Valencia is a historic building in La Jolla and it’s beautiful. It’s like old Hollywood. It’s a pink hotel and it just screams chic, fun and vibrant. We really wanted to have a place where we could just party with our friends and family and really celebrate because it’s going to be the first time everyone’s been together and been able to party since the whole pandemic.”




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Being big foodies themselves, they couldn’t help but make sure the menu was perfect.


“We wanted a good dinner for us and our guests,” Cherry said of the food served by the hotel. “[We had] this delicious filet mignon with this pile of potatoes and some vegetables, chicken jidori on the bone. It just melts in your mouth. I really think we just wanted to prioritize delicious food.”


Since music and dancing brought them together in the first place, they knew it had to play a big role in their evening.


“Brian practiced Leonardo DiCaprio’s move in The wolf of Wall Street“, shares Cherry. “I really wanted our first dance to be us, really us, and the way we are and encapsulates how we are together. We [didn’t have] a choreographed dance, but dance[d] to Elvis Presley’s ‘Love Me Tender’. It’s a super special song. When Brian and I reignited in 2017, this song was playing and it just smelled like kismet. It was super early and it played and it was a tender moment that we shared and that song, it’s always been so special to us. We [had] his groomsman’s dad sings the song live.”


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A pregnant Jenna Johnson made the day special, but because Dancing with the stars premieres the day after the wedding, many of her colleagues were unable to attend due to camera-blocked rehearsals.


The couple will save their big European honeymoon after the end of the season where Cherry will serve as backstage choreographer to the pros. “We’re going to be staying in San Diego, I think two nights after the wedding and just hanging out and relaxing and being able to put more wind in our sails to go traveling and exploring.”


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Long Stem Disco took care of the flowers for the festivities while VG Bakery took care of the cake. Her wedding planner Brenda of Benny & Blaire in San Diego came to help with the big day, where the couple sneaked into a special cellar after the ceremony to celebrate on their own before joining their guests to dance the night away. .


“[Tobin James Winery] gave us a bottle of champagne and everyone signed it and we kept that bottle of champagne all these years,” says Cherry. “After the ceremony, we [snuck] away from a nice little cliff nearby and pop the bottle of champagne and share[d] this really special moment first, our first moment together as husband and wife.”


“I’m so excited to be married to him and he really is just my best friend and the most amazing person in my life,” Cherry added. “I’m so excited for the life we’re about to build together.”

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Weekend Art Planner: Broadway Preview, Rosalía, New Sounds https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/17/weekend-art-planner-broadway-preview-rosalia-new-sounds/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 13:31:15 +0000 https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/17/weekend-art-planner-broadway-preview-rosalia-new-sounds/ Now you can see many of the most anticipated pieces of the year, newly opened in preview or about to be. As a reminder, previews are a set of public performances that take place before the official opening of a show, intended to give the creative team time to identify problems and refine solutions for […]]]>

Now you can see many of the most anticipated pieces of the year, newly opened in preview or about to be. As a reminder, previews are a set of public performances that take place before the official opening of a show, intended to give the creative team time to identify problems and refine solutions for a way that might not have been possible during rehearsals. They’re officially closed to reviews, so we can’t defend any of these shows just yet – but they’re almost certainly going to be hot tickets.

The shows currently airing are Tom Stoppard’s very personal historical drama Leopoldstadt at the Longacre Theater and the Arthur Miller classic Death of a seller at the Hudson Theater. Suzan Lori Parks Topdog/Underdog opens in preview on Saturday, September 17 at the John Golden Theatre. And on Monday, August Wilson’s The piano lesson begins previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theater.

We’ll almost certainly be coming back to these shows when they officially open, but it’s worth noting that you can start seeing them now. (And for more tips, you can always check out our Fall Preview guide.)

Rosalia performs at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday and Monday nights, and it’s fair to say that she’s one of the hottest pop acts on the planet right now…but she’s anything but conventional. . She is a Spanish artist who has trained extensively in flamenco music, an ancient and enduring tradition. But over the years, she has integrated increasingly disparate sounds and styles into her personal approach.

Rosalia started breaking into the world of pop globally with her 2018 album, El Mal Querer, which has also won numerous awards. She started collaborating with stars like J Balvin and Billie Eilish, and earlier this year released a dazzling new album, Motomami, mixing flamenco with bachata, reggaeton, hip-hop and much more. Sept. 18 & 19 at 8 p.m.; msg.com

Finally, it’s the 40th anniversary of WNYC’s flagship music discovery program, New Sounds, and we’re throwing a party to celebrate the show and its host, John Schaefer. Personally, I go up a long with New Sounds — while a student in San Antonio, I bought Schaefer’s hardcover book of the same name when it came out in 1987, and took it with me when I moved to New York a few years later. John’s impact on the world of new music and its audiences has been extraordinary.

Hugely popular and always satisfying Punjabi party band Red Baraat and Colombian psychedelic rock band Combo Chimbita – and Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley will be on hand to DJ. It’s happening Wednesday night, September 21 at the Brooklyn Bowl, and the best place to go for more info is New Sounds. Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m.; brooklynbowl.com

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Best Places to Buy Used Wedding Dresses Online https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/15/best-places-to-buy-used-wedding-dresses-online/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 14:00:05 +0000 https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/15/best-places-to-buy-used-wedding-dresses-online/ Your wedding day is meant to be one of the most special events of your life, so it’s only fitting that your dress should live up to the occasion. Finding the perfect wedding dress is one of the most important parts of being a bride. So you might not be planning to buy a used […]]]>

Your wedding day is meant to be one of the most special events of your life, so it’s only fitting that your dress should live up to the occasion. Finding the perfect wedding dress is one of the most important parts of being a bride. So you might not be planning to buy a used wedding dress online, but maybe you should.

The high price of wedding dresses can be a deterrent to choosing a truly unique dress. In 2021, the average wedding dress costs $1,800, and your dream dress can range from $500 to $4,000 (and can go even higher, depending on how luxurious and personal you want!).

Still, there are plenty of places online that sell beautiful occasion dresses for your big day – without the high price tag. We’ve found nine places to find the cheapest used wedding dresses online.

9 places to buy a used wedding dress online

Here are nine that we have highlighted:

  • always white
  • PreownedWeddingDresses.com
  • once sea
  • Of Queen
  • BravoBride
  • Loved the bride twice
  • Borrow magnolia
  • posh mark
  • Trade

always white

Stillwhite is one of the few online stores where sellers can list their second-hand wedding dress for a low fee. Shoppers sift through dresses from brands like Pronovias or Stella York and can find dresses as low as $50.

The site allows you to chat with sellers about price, measurements, and any other questions. If the seller is near you, you can even ask to meet them in person (but always be careful).

Buyers who pay with PayPal, which is integrated into the system, are protected for up to $20,000 per item, including shipping, if the item arrives in a different condition than the photos. The buyer is usually the one who pays the shipping costs.

PreownedWeddingDresses.com

PreownedWeddingDresses.com started in 2004 as a way to give brides and their bridal party a more affordable option. You can shop by location, designer, type or size. PayPal is integrated into the site’s system, which, like on Stillwhite, allows purchase protection up to $20,000. The buyer is usually the one who pays for shipping costs, although this can be negotiated between buyer and seller.

Sellers can set their own return policy, including the final sale of wedding attire. If there is a problem with the wedding dress when it arrives and the dispute cannot be resolved between buyer and seller, now is a good time to use PayPal’s purchase protection.

once sea

If you are looking for a backless number or a plunging neckline, then Once Wed is the site for you. Find wedding dresses curated by designer, like Kitty Chen or Enaura, or just the best deals, up to 70%-95% off retail price.

Buyers can communicate directly with a seller, determine terms of sale directly, and pay via integrated PayPal, which offers purchase protection up to $20,000.

Of Queen

Queenly is a relatively new addition to the market that aims to sell not only second-hand wedding dresses, but also formal wear. Rather than charging sellers a one-time listing fee, the site operates on a 20% commission, or what it calls a service fee.

All items over $500 are first sent to Queenly’s head office for quality control. Queenly does not offer refunds unless their quality check has missed some kind of damage. In this case, the buyer must report the problem within 24 hours of receiving the dress. The good news: Queenly pays the shipping costs!

BravoBride

Unlike other online wedding dress marketplaces, BravoBride lets you simply sort by price, size, or popularity rather than designer and style.

BravoBride is not only for the bride who wants a dress but the one who wants to buy shoes, accessories or even pieces for the ceremony. It’s a free site that doesn’t do much to manage transactions between buyer and seller. BravoBride recommends paying, for example, with PayPal or Google Checkout, but these are payment systems managed outside the website.

Loved the bride twice

Loved Twice Bridal is more than an online (and in-store) bridal marketplace. It really is an organized store that does most of the work for sellers, which hopefully makes the experience even better for shoppers. The site “hosts, lists, markets and advises” brides on their curated collection, which is why it charges consignees a 40% to 50% fee.

For buyers, this means that your wedding dress has already been examined and photographed by a third party. Buyers get personalized help from the site’s experts during a virtual appointment (or in person if you’re in Los Angeles).

And if they find a dress they like, they can pay $60 (plus shipping) to try it on at home. If the bride-to-be purchases the dress, that $60 is then applied to the overall cost. If a potential buyer falls in love with more than one dress, she can pay $150 (and shipping) to have three wedding dresses delivered straight to her doorstep. If none of the dresses work, just send them back within three days of delivery.

Borrow magnolia

Borrowing Magnolia lets you specify your search by sleeve, train, neckline, fabric, silhouette, and other details that will make or break your dream wedding dress. Sellers pay a flat commission. Buyers get in touch with the seller through the site’s internal system and can pay via integrated PayPal. Buyer pays shipping and site allows returns within five days of receipt.

posh mark

Poshmark is a well-known platform used for reselling second-hand clothes (and other items), so it might be the perfect place to find your designer wedding dress. It has an entire section dedicated to wedding dresses, with options to sort by size, brand, color (though you’re probably leaning towards white), and condition, among others.

Shopping on Poshmark is pretty simple: just choose the item you like and pay using one of its preferred payment methods, like credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay, or Venmo. If an item is not shipped or not as described, the buyer will receive a full refund, provided you report it within three days of receiving it.

Trade

Tradesy focuses on selling second-hand items in general rather than wedding-themed pieces. Search by style, like casual, retro or sexy, or enter your favorite designer, year of creation or price.

Once you’ve found your perfect dress, you can pay online with a credit card or through Affirm. Unlike other sites, sellers take care of shipping. Wedding items at Tradesy are considered final sale, which means they cannot be returned for any reason, unless they do not match the seller’s description. In this case, contact Tradesy within four days of receipt.

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But should you even buy a used wedding dress online?

There’s already enough expense on the big day — your venue, your invitations, your bridesmaid dresses, and your wedding planner, to begin with. You don’t want to spend a fortune on a one-time wedding dress. That’s why buying a used wedding dress is a great option.

Seventy percent of pre-loved wedding dresses cost $1,000 or less, and only 10% of second-hand designer wedding dresses sell above $2,500, according to the second-hand wedding site Borrowing Magnolia. You are guaranteed to discover something beautiful for far less than new designer wedding dresses. Expect to do some groundwork before you find it.

What to expect from a used wedding dress

When looking for used wedding dresses, there are a few important questions to keep in mind. It’s always nerve-wracking to buy something as important as a wedding dress without seeing it, but any online marketplace should have buyer protection built in that makes the process as seamless as possible. Look for important factors like whether you can return wedding dresses, whether you can communicate with the seller on a secure messaging platform before the sale, and who pays for shipping costs.

Now that we’ve covered the logistics, let’s get to the fun part: the actual wedding dress.

We recommend that you start your wedding hunt by identifying what the perfect wedding dress looks like for you. Is it something with beads or sequins? Does it have long sleeves or is it strapless? Is there a designer, like Vera Wang or Maggie Sottero, that you hope to find? Having a few details in mind will help you narrow down the options.

Pro tip

When the big day is over and you’re ready to part with your dress, here’s how and where you can sell your wedding dress.

Most popular wedding dress sites allow you to designate the style or fit of the dress – like short sleeve or tea length – as well as the designer, so you can get results tailored to your needs.

When it comes to sizing, focus on measurements and look for something larger than your actual dimensions. The knot has an important point: it is much easier to make a large wedding dress smaller than a smaller one larger. Be aware that vintage sizes or altered dresses will often not fit.

Always keep an eye on the condition and ask the seller if there are any imperfections. Ideally, you will find a dress that has only been worn once and has been dry cleaned. If not, it may result in a price reduction. It may also be enough to convince you to move on to the next dress.

Writer Elizabeth Djinis contributes to The Penny Hoarder, often writing about selling goods online through social platforms. Her work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Smithsonian Magazine and the Tampa Bay Times.


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Make Your Marriage Lasting https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/13/make-your-marriage-lasting/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 01:36:15 +0000 https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/13/make-your-marriage-lasting/ Prerana Agarwal Saxena, founder of Theme Weavers Designs, helps you plan a sustainable wedding From sending out planting invitations to giving saplings as party favors, event planners are striving to provide couples with greener ways to host sustainable occasions. We too are working on options to further enhance the decor of the event using creative […]]]>

Prerana Agarwal Saxena, founder of Theme Weavers Designs, helps you plan a sustainable wedding

From sending out planting invitations to giving saplings as party favors, event planners are striving to provide couples with greener ways to host sustainable occasions. We too are working on options to further enhance the decor of the event using creative yet sustainable design ideas. Here are ways to make your marriage more lasting….

Go digital
Using technology is an easy way to become eco-friendly. Even working with your wedding planner no longer requires traveling – helping to minimize the carbon footprint of the occasion – and planners can be in constant contact with clients and vendors to help them make informed decisions and to finalize the updates. Consider the conscious options of electronic invitations – made popular during the height of the pandemic – or recycled paper for invitations. Get your eco-friendly wedding off to a flying start with the reduction in waste that is typically produced when using vellum paper for wedding invitations and stationery.

Choose an environmentally friendly location
India has places such as Jaipur or Goa that have become favorites for destination weddings, but it also has other places such as the Khimsar sand dunes that offer stunning scenic views. One can also explore the unparalleled beauty of India’s jungles with a wedding at a luxurious wildlife estate. Surrounded by towering trees, the gentle chorus of forest birds, and the sight of jungle chital herds, the enchanting stay will provide an experience like no other, while reducing the carbon footprint of the event. You will also be able to discover exotic panoramas and bring dynamism to the event with the local culture. This ensures that you and your guests have an immersive experience of the venue without sacrificing style to be durable.


Choose to become a native

Be sure to work with artisans local to the destination where you are hosting the wedding. This will give you the opportunity to blend the region’s creative roots into the décor for a unique style statement. Choosing to go locally additionally provides value by having everything done in the vicinity of the location. For example, in Rajasthan, the traditional technique of blown glass can be integrated as a decorative element. Local crafts bring an unforgettable dimension to the festivities, and the inclusion of local artisans, vendors and distributors also helps create jobs.

Be smart with lighting
Decide to use LED lights rather than regular lights. LED lamps emit the same amount of light as traditional lamps with only 36 watts consumed. They convert 95% of their energy consumption into light and only 5% into heat. It also helps the environment as LEDs require less energy from power stations and also emit less greenhouse gases.

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Choose to reduce food waste
Choose to limit the number of dishes on the menu and opt for a sit-down dinner instead of a buffet. This helps reduce food waste. You also have the option of choosing a sustainable menu that is local. Because there will be no food transport and reduced packaging, a lower carbon footprint will be generated.

Plan to reuse and recycle
When planning the wedding, think ahead about ways to reuse and recycle decorative items such as mirrors, lanterns, signs or artificial flower decorations. These can be easily donated to a nursing home or orphanage. Theme Weavers Designs, for example, works with NGOs to ensure the proper distribution of leftover meals and decorative items. And, of course, avoid the use of single-use plastic bottles and choose to have glass bottles or copper carafes at the function instead.

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Atherton: City reluctant to create ‘plan B’ in case housing element is rejected | New https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/07/atherton-city-reluctant-to-create-plan-b-in-case-housing-element-is-rejected-new/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 19:55:22 +0000 https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/07/atherton-city-reluctant-to-create-plan-b-in-case-housing-element-is-rejected-new/ With the affluent city of Atherton planning a record number of new homes over the next eight years, the city council chose not to form an ad hoc committee to help create draft housing plans. Council members said during a Sept. 6 study session that they didn’t want to undermine the city’s preliminary plan — […]]]>

With the affluent city of Atherton planning a record number of new homes over the next eight years, the city council chose not to form an ad hoc committee to help create draft housing plans.

Council members said during a Sept. 6 study session that they didn’t want to undermine the city’s preliminary plan — devoting about 80 percent of its state-mandated housing targets to secondary suites ( ADU) – by assigning a group to mount with alternative projects.

City council, which expects feedback on the plan in early October, has asked staff to hold a community meeting in late September or early October to gather more feedback from residents on how to plan for the additional 348 homes.

“I think we’ve come up with a very solid plan,” council member Elizabeth Lewis said of the draft item.

The city’s 2023-2031 regional housing need allocation has increased significantly since the last eight-year cycle, when it was allocated only 93 units.

The state’s so-called duplex law, Senate Bill 9, requires local agencies to grant ministerial approval to certain lot divisions and allow up to two master units on each resulting lot with setbacks minimal sides and rear. The city has seen 11 owners interested in such lot divisions since the law took effect in January, Vice Mayor Bill Widmer said.

The city decided in late July to rely on ADUs and SB 9 lot splits to meet its state-mandated housing needs following a council decision to remove multi-family housing overlays plan. He submitted his plan to the state in early August.

Mayor Rick DeGolia had suggested that a residents’ committee could also help the city assess construction activities in the city and help develop possible mitigation measures to address noise, timing, parking and other issues.

“This is a city project and commitment and we need the community to be involved in it,” Widmer said. The city held a community meeting on the housing component in April.

Council members have spoken out against considering other housing options until they get input from the state, despite comments from a housing advocate and council member that the city ​​should be prepared to come up with other plans.

Lewis noted that if the city talked about a plan B with multi-family overlays, it would undermine its current plan.

Widmer said residents could weigh in on the alternatives at a community meeting, but he didn’t feel comfortable offering other plans before then.

Council member Diana Hawkins-Manuelian disagreed.

“If it was me, I would think of plans A, B and C,” she said. “But we want to support what we have. When do we do plan B if we get bad feedback?”

Council member Bob Polito said he doesn’t think the city plan is necessarily as feasible or community-friendly as other council members think.

“As I have said in previous meetings, I believe that a handful of well-planned, high-quality multi-family projects would be much better for the town of Atherton than the plan we are currently supporting,” he said. declared on Wednesday, September 7. E-mail. “Trying to meet the state’s requirement of 348 new homes through SB 9 lot splits and (literally) hundreds of new ADUs with as little as a 4-foot setback from a neighboring property will result in negative consequences throughout the city that go far beyond anyone realizes…. That being said, I will be supporting my fellow council members in the course we are currently on until the state reject our submission.

The state’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has significantly increased its staff since Governor Gavin Newsom increased the department’s budget to nearly $9 million in fiscal year 2021-22, creating a housing responsibility unit of 25 staff. During this fiscal year, 40 new employees were added, for a total of 1,328 HCD employees.

Atherton Town Manager George Rodericks said planning contractors in the town had heard that these new staff dealing with housing issues were from pro-housing groups.

“So they’re stacking the decks,” Lewis said.

HCD has confirmed that it has received the project item from the city, but the city has not yet received a reviewer, city planner Lisa Costa Sanders said. The city expects a phone call from the department with verbal comments 60 days after submission and a letter 90 days after submission.

Rodericks noted that the state pays attention to comments from third-party groups, like the Housing Leadership Council, given that it included comments from housing advocacy group Housing Leadership Council in their comments on the housing element project. of Redwood City, which was rejected by the state. beginning of July.

Jeremy Levine, policy manager for the Housing Leadership Council, told the council at the meeting that it was important to look at the housing element not just as a way to comply with the law, but to really try to meet the housing needs in Atherton. He urged officials to think that pre-school teachers, gardeners and municipal workers are excluded from the area.

“You need a strategy to not only license ADUs, but also get affordable, deed-restricted ADUs that are in the rental market,” he said. “There are many ways to minimize the impacts of multi-family housing.”

Housing has been so scarce in the Bay Area that school districts in San Francisco and Milpitas have asked families to volunteer to house teachers.

Other schools are taking a different approach: building accommodation for their staff. The Jefferson Union High School District, which serves communities such as Pacifica and Daly City, recently built 122 units to house its teachers.

The San Mateo County Community College District is building 30 homes at Skyline College in San Bruno, according to the district’s website. The district has discussed building more workforce housing at Cañada College in Woodside, but lacks the funds to do so.

Atherton’s draft housing plan includes housing for faculty and staff on local school campuses, but the city needs to be more proactive if it wants that to happen, Hawkins-Manuelian said. There are funding grants for housing construction that the city should look into, she noted.

She said she spoke with schools in Atherton, like Selby Lane School, but learned the city will have to go through the San Mateo County Office of Education.

“We have to somehow get into the pipeline,” she said.

Atherton is including some 40 units of new housing at Menlo College on El Camino Real over the next eight years to meet its state-mandated housing production. Units and parking would likely cost the private four-year-old $20 million, which the school does not have, President Steve Weiner said.

College officials have suggested that the city could meet the cost of building housing and parking on campus by identifying a new source of funding, possibly by issuing bonds. Rodericks said in an email that while “no solution is on the table,” the city is not actively considering a public bond issue in support of affordable housing.

Powerful tech moguls who live in Atherton have written that they don’t want to see townhouses built.

The Atlantic published a story in early August about venture capitalist and Atherton resident Marc Andressen’s letter to the city, saying he and his wife, philanthropist Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, were extremely opposed to the designation of multi-family housing overlays in the city. This is despite his essay just two years ago in which he argued for building more housing in the Bay Area.

Other publications like The New York Times followed with stories about other Atherton tech leaders who wrote to the city opposing construction beyond single-family lots.

Mayor DeGolia would like the city to start collecting statements of intent from residents who are considering building ADUs to show the state that the proposed numbers in his element are legitimate.

DeGolia acknowledged the importance of the item to the city during the meeting, noting that he received more responses on this topic than on any other during his nine years on the council.

“This is the biggest problem for our city over the next 18 months,” he said.

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Death notice of Catherine Rose Fossella – Times Herald-Record https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/05/death-notice-of-catherine-rose-fossella-times-herald-record/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 21:36:29 +0000 https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/05/death-notice-of-catherine-rose-fossella-times-herald-record/ Catherine Rose Fossella entered into eternal rest on September 2, 2022. A lifelong resident of Newburgh, Catherine was born on July 15, 1957 to the late Salvatore and Carmela (Arene) Fossella. Catherine was a sweet, kind and generous person who truly loved her family and friends with all her heart. She had a rare sense […]]]>

Catherine Rose Fossella entered into eternal rest on September 2, 2022. A lifelong resident of Newburgh, Catherine was born on July 15, 1957 to the late Salvatore and Carmela (Arene) Fossella.

Catherine was a sweet, kind and generous person who truly loved her family and friends with all her heart. She had a rare sense of humor and could always make you laugh even in her final days. Eating out, going to the movies and spending time with her cats, especially her therapy cat Polly, were her favorite activities. Catherine loved to cook and was an excellent party planner. Her tuna-macaroni salad and eggplant parmigiana were requested at every gathering.

A graduate of the Newburgh Free Academy, she then worked as a senior library clerk at the Newburgh Free Library and later as a technician at IBM in Fishkill. She ended her professional career by returning to the Newburgh Free Library.

Catherine was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh, had a deep devotion to the Rosary and loved listening to Mass every evening with her brother and sister who she will truly miss and keep her forever in their hearts.

Survivors include her sister, Maria C. Fossella Dyseven and her fiancé Robert DiMarco; his brother, Joseph V. Fossella and his partner Tina Su; his nephew and godson, Alexander Fossella; his niece, Andrea Scott Stewart; his grandnephews, Ethan, Adam and Brady Stewart; his aunt, Maria Fossella Spano; Cousins, Rosa Fossella (Mario) Retamozo, Fulvio (Gina) Fossella, Rosa (Rocco) DeGiuseppe; her very special friend, Mary Ellen Leimer, who was always there for her; and many other cousins, too numerous to mention, residing in the United States and Italy.

In addition to her parents, Sal and Carmela, she was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Achille and Caterina (Andriano) Arene; paternal grandparents, Vincenzo and Rosa (Lentini) Fossella; aunts, Mary Rose and Florence Arena; Uncles, Francesco, Nicholas and Ralph Fossella; and a cousin, Raffaele Fossella.

There will be no revival. On Thursday, September 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., family and friends may gather at Brooks Funeral Home, Newburgh, for a final visitation. At 10:30 a.m. we will go to the Church of the Sacred Heart for a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place immediately after Mass at Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA, Humane Society of the United States, American Diabetes Association, or any human or animal charity of your choice.

To send personal condolences, please visit www.Brooksfh.com.

Posted on September 05, 2022

Posted in Middletown Times Herald-Record

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Fairness of monkeypox vaccine in Philadelphia challenged by dose scarcity and funding https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/03/fairness-of-monkeypox-vaccine-in-philadelphia-challenged-by-dose-scarcity-and-funding/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 09:06:45 +0000 https://roller-forum.info/2022/09/03/fairness-of-monkeypox-vaccine-in-philadelphia-challenged-by-dose-scarcity-and-funding/ JaBaris Swain paced a gymnasium at a monkeypox vaccination clinic this week, assessing whether he had received enough shots to meet the needs of a vulnerable community in North Philadelphia. Forty-seven people had already come for their first shot of a two-dose vaccine that was missing in an outbreak that is significantly impacting black men […]]]>

JaBaris Swain paced a gymnasium at a monkeypox vaccination clinic this week, assessing whether he had received enough shots to meet the needs of a vulnerable community in North Philadelphia.

Forty-seven people had already come for their first shot of a two-dose vaccine that was missing in an outbreak that is significantly impacting black men who have sex with men.

With at least five more appointments scheduled, Swain wouldn’t be able to vaccinate them all and also secure a second shot. He decided to dip into the supplies to be held back for the second doses anyway.

“If you look at it from a utilitarian perspective, you make sure most people have at least a line of protection,” said Swain, medical director of Dr. Ala Stanford Center for Health Equity.

More than half of Philadelphia’s monkeypox cases have been reported in black residents, but they only received 24% of the vaccine doses. White residents received 56% of injections and account for 24% of infections.

Monkeypox can be spread through close physical contact. Although the current national epidemic primarily infects men who have sex with men, cases have also been reported in women and children. Wednesday’s clinic was among the first in Philadelphia to be hosted in a predominantly black neighborhood in response to the current outbreak.

READ MORE: Black Philadelphians at higher risk for monkeypox, but only get a fraction of vaccine doses

Similar disparities have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken the most toll on black Philadelphians. But the initial rollout of the vaccine saw more white residents getting vaccinated. Black residents continue to have lower vaccination rates.

Advocates say awareness has been lacking in neighborhoods where many at-risk Philadelphians live. Increased efforts are needed, said Elle Lett, who created Philly MPX Action with a small group of medical professionals to raise awareness around the virus.

“We need to have vaccination clinics in Kensington, North Philly, the Northeast, in Southwest Philadelphia,” said Lett, a medical student and social epidemiologist. at the University of Pennsylvania, who is a black trans woman. “Philly is a very strange city of colored people.”

City health officials said their efforts have been hampered by a lack of federal funding which has been expected when monkeypox was declared a health emergency last month.

The health department said Thursday it was seeking local applicants for 10 grants of $50,000 or $25,000 to improve access and awareness. The Ministry of Health relies on $375,000 from its budget to fund the grants, hoping to eventually be repaid with federal money.

Community partners can play an important role in closing the immunization equity gap, according to the health department, and the grants are meant to “kickstart” the effort.

The vaccine is currently available from Bebashi — Transition to Hope, a healthcare provider focused on people living with HIV, health officials noted. Black patients received the majority of their doses, said Nackea Bachman, a physician assistant who attends the provider’s weekly immunization clinics held Thursdays in the center building near 13th and Spring Garden streets.

The health department is also working with Philly Pride to reach gay black men and is planning clinics in West Philadelphia through September with Action Wellness, a health center for people living with HIV and other illnesses. chronicles.

Fewer new cases of monkeypox have been reported in Philadelphia in recent weeks, according to data kept by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, but city officials say it’s too early to determine whether the spread of the epidemic is under control. So far, 327 cases of the virus have been reported in Philadelphia.

About 53% of the doses administered at the pop-up clinic at Ala Stanford Health Center on Monday and Wednesday went to black patients, according to the clinic’s medical director.

Staff are careful to protect the anonymity of people who go there to receive doses of monkeypox vaccine. A complicating factor for the monkeypox vaccination effort is that some men who have sex with men may be less likely to identify as gay, experts note, and they may be reluctant to visit a clinic. established specifically for the monkeypox vaccine.

“We are low key,” said Doris Cush, director of nursing. “It’s total anonymity.”

The clinic strives to reach deeply in the local LGBTQ community. For example, he’s coordinating with a party planner to share vaccination information at an alternative lifestyle party this weekend.

A local resident who was vaccinated this week, Sarah Craig, said getting vaccinated there added to their comfort.

“They’re very friendly and informative here,” said Craig, who is black and non-binary. They wanted to get vaccinated because working as an acupuncturist involves close contact with other people.

READ MORE: Philadelphia sex workers finally have access to monkeypox vaccine

But supplies are still tight in Philadelphia. Federal authorities allocating the vaccines had suggested the new strategy could produce up to five doses from each vaccine vial, but Cush said she had struggled to get more than four. The city the Ministry of Health said three to four doses per vial is typical.

On Wednesday afternoon, Swain learned he could order more shots, although he didn’t know when, and decided to dip into the second dose to give shots to everyone with an appointment.

Later Wednesday, he received confirmation that the health center would receive an additional 200 doses.

If supplies hold up, he expects hold monkeypox vaccination clinics at least once a week at the centre. Just this week, shots were fired at mostly black gay men, transgender women and sex workers.

“We have to keep reminding the city that there are pockets of the city that don’t have access to it,” he said.

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