Goodbye Gap

Well if you shop at Gap, it’s something to keep in mind next time you head out to pick up some new clothes. Your local gap may no longer be there. This is because the Gap made a big announcement today. It’s one that will affect where a lot of people shop, and where some people work.

According to Reddit, the company announced today that it will be closing 175 stores in North America. It might not seem like a huge chunk, but that means only about 800 stores will remain open. This is an early anouncement, so right now it’s not known where the stores that are closing are located. A few things are known however. One of those is the fact that it is just Gap that is closing, not their affiliated brands like Banana Republic and Old Navy.

When it comes to those employees being affected, the main lay-offs will be seen in the San Franciso headquarters. Gap has been struggling and by doing this they are hoping to cut costs and boost sales. For a while, customers have been changing how they do their shopping and many of them have been switching to online. That’s a main reason why brick and mortar stores aren’t as necessary as they used to be.

In the meantime, the and Andy Wirth say Gap will still be looking into more ways in which they can restructure their company and make more money. There’s another meeting coming up soon where they will reveal more information on their plan. As time goes on, word will be out about which Gap stores are closing, and where those employees will be headed.

There Are Many Homes In New York Real Estate

New York City is a place that many people aspire to live in. There are many movies, stories, books, TV shows and more that are about New York City. Since the city is such a popular place, it’s not unusual for many to choose New York City as a place to live. New York City is popular, but for those who live there, they may not be able to move as quickly as they’d like. Since it can be difficult for people to find a new home in the city, some will stay in their cramped space for several years.


The best way to find a new home for yourself and your family is by hiring a realtor to do the work for you. A realtor can take the time to search all the listings they have available. A home doesn’t have to be a house, a home can be any dwelling that you feel comfortable in. When you’re ready to start looking for that place to call your own, then it’s best for you to go with TOWN Real Estate. TOWN Real Estate is a premier realtor that deals with luxury locations in New York City.


The locations that are listed with TOWN Real Estate are some of the best that the city has to offer. Those who are looking for NYC luxury real estate they can find great listings with TOWN Real Estate. Working with TOWN Real Estate is as easy as contacting the company, and you can choose your own personal realtor. You’ll be able to give the information about the type of home you’re looking for, and your real estate agent will do the rest. There’s no need to sit by the phone waiting on a call for a potential rental or home that you want. Your real estate agent will contact you when they find something you want.
Many people choose to look for homes on their own, but it may be difficult to find great housing in New York City without a realtor. Ease the stress off of yourself, and let your realtor find you a place of your own. If you live in a cramped space, your realtor can find you a luxurious place to call home. TOWN Real Estate agent experience in finding the best real estate in the city, so all you have to do is hire them, and wait for the results.

The Dorchester Collection, A Five Star Hotel Experience

The Dorchester Collection is a chain of luxurious, five star hotels that is owned by the Brunei Investment Agency. Their hotels are located in five different countries, the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, Switzerland, and France. Not only does the Dorchester Collection own hotels, it also owns restaurants and spas within the hotels.

The original Dorchester hotel is located in London, England. This hotel is simply called “The Dorchester”. The hotel is located in the center of London, and it overlooks Hyde Park. Many famous people, such as celebrities, politicians, and even royalty have stayed in this hotel. The Dorchester features fine cuisine, a spa, and a room with beautiful artwork. In fact, there are multiple restaurants in this one hotel!

In Europe, there are also two other hotels. There is the 45 Park Lane Hotel. This is the smallest of all their hotels, and it is also located in London. In England, there also is a hotel in Ascot, Berkshire, England. Ascot is a small town located west of London.

In the United States, there are hotels by the Dorchester Collection in the Los Angeles area. The Beverly Hills hotel is located in Beverly Hills, California. Like the other hotels in the Dorchester Collection, it is a five star, luxury hotel. The other hotel located in the Los Angeles area is hotel Bel-Air. This hotel is located in the Bel-Air neighborhood, in the western part of Los Angeles.

There are also two hotels of the Dorchester Collection in France. Both of these hotels are located in Paris. They both have been given “palace distinction”, a French designation for the finest hotels.

In Switzerland, the Dorchester Collection owns a hotel called Le Richemond and it is the oldest hotel in Geneva, dating back to 1875. This hotel also features an exquisite spa.

Italy also has two hotels by the Dorchester collection. These hotels are located in Milan and Rome. The hotel in Rome is known as Hotel Eden. Last, but by far not the least, Dorchester manages one in Milan is known as Hotel Principe de Savoia.

Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan
Effortless elegance meets timeless tradition, at the luxury five-star Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan. Dominating the Piazza della Repubblica, this landmark neoclassical building has been the natural home for international travellers and cosmopolitan society since the 1920s. Experience the true spirit of Milan, a fashion-conscious city with a reputation for exceptional style and world-class shopping.

Kylie Jenner Admits To Lip Fillers

Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s star Kylie Jenner has admitted to millions of American’s she has temporary lip fillers. Previously denying that she had any work done to her prominently enhanced lips, Jenner assured fans she just uses a variety of lipsticks and lip liners giving the illusion of fuller lips. Bruce Karatz feels that due to America’s lack of intelligence or perhaps sheer and utter gullibility, American teenagers with way too much time on their hands recently participated in the Kyle Jenner Challenge. In case you missed this spout of breaking news, the Kyle Jenner Challenge features unsupervised teenager sucking on shock glasses and bottle openings in an attempt to plump up their lips. Instead, we were plagued with a slew of girls with burst blood vessels and bruises around their mouth.

Jenner is supposed to address the work she has had done to her lips on an upcoming episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s. In the meantime, many have asked her to comment about the recent craze and her role. Jenner issued a blanket statement saying that in no way did she endorse or promote young girls to participate in that challenge. However she does want to encourage others to be themselves and do things that make them feel beautiful. When asked about lying to fans about her lips, the star was adamant that she never actually lied but may have “tip-toed around the truth.”

North American Spine Combines Surgical Procedures With Natural Treatments

Back pain can be one of the most disruptive medical conditions seen in patients from around the world who struggle to complete even the simplest tasks of everyday life. North American Spine is now looking to make sure their patients have access to the most impressive array of different treatments and complimentary medicine options to make sure they keep their backs healthy and properly aligned. Amongst the complimentary therapies the medical center is looking to promote is the use of yoga as a technique to limit back problems and promote good health throughout a lifetime. In order make sure the individual remains healthy and pain free for as long as possible the professionals at North American Spine are promoting good health through yoga and similar techniques as part of nationwide initiatives.

The professionals at North American Spine do not only use complimentary therapies to promote and maintain back health, they also use some of the most advanced techniques available to solve existing issues with the backs of their patients. The AccuraScope procedure recently celebrated its sixth anniversary of being placed into use with North American Spine and has recently been joined by a series of other minimally invasive techniques to relieve pressure on the nerves of the spine and stabilized the spine.

However, the activities and options for promoting the good health of the spine are being extended to make sure the young people of Dallas have the best chance at creating and maintaining a healthy back and spine. The spine is a major area that can be strengthened with the assistance of yoga techniques learned over the course of a lifetime and begun at a young age. The North American Spine group have recently provided free yoga lessons and mats to pre K students from schools in the Dallas, Texas area free of charge in a bid to promote a stronger, healthier core throughout their lives.

Something Different From Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch has decided to do something different with their stores. They have always been all about the shirtless guys who work there and the dim lights and loud music, but their customers are in for a big change in the months ahead. They have set up new policies that ban their models from being shirtless and they plan to change the loud music and lighting, as well.
This all comes after the stores have had a bad year and I have to wonder if this will really change anything. If your opinion of a place is already bad is it going to make it change just because they’re trying a new marketing strategy? Would you shop there just because they no longer have shirtless guys walking around and no longer have loud music booming throughout the store, or has your mind already been made up about them? Ivan Ong, a young professional mentioned that he would not miss the overwhelming smell of perfume and cologne that radiates from the store as he walks by.
I guess we’ll see how good this works out for them and whether or not they actually make all of the changes that they say they’re going to.

Five Dollar LED Bulb Coming to Home Depot

Press of Atlantic City covers how changes in technology often become adopted quickly thanks to any number of benefits, but one hurdle facing the integration of LED bulbs into the normal realm of the consumer has always been price. Really, who wants to pay $20 for a light bulb? Consumers who desire a delicate balance between the positive energy savings and long life of an LED light bulb along with a price that does border on the ridiculous finally have an answer all to themselves.

According to Wired, Philips is getting ready to release a new 60-Watt equivalent LED bulb that will offer five-years of life at Home Depot in May for $4.97. At less than five dollars, the new bulb will likely receive more than a few looks from anyone looking to save on the electric bill and improve lighting quality in the home. The move is pretty amazing consider the new Philip A16 LED Bulb will already be about half the price of the current cheapest Philips model available, which means production costs have caught up to the market.

While the new bulb will not boast the thirty-year lifespan of other popular LED bulbs, the five year and five dollar range should sit pretty well with any shopper. After all, a dollar per year is not that hard to recoup in annual energy savings. Philips and Home Depot are making a bold move with this release, and consumers just might reply favorably this time.

The Antique Wine Company Sales Continue to Expand Worldwide

When it comes to offering discerning clients some of the best wines available on the market, the Antique Wine Company continues to meet and exceed customer expectations. The Antique Wine Company has almost 30 years of experience at supplying fine and rare wines to customers around the world. The company has extensive contacts with dealers and collectors of rare wines that enables it to acquire a large selection of the best wines in the world to offer its clients.

Stephen Williams Founder

Stephen Williams is the founder and current Chief Executive Officer of the Antique Wine Company. Stephen Williams is a former life insurance salesman who grew tired of working in the insurance industry. He wanted to sell people a product that they could truly enjoy and want to buy on a repetitive basis. Williams was able to turn his interest in wine into a multimillion pound business.

Williams started in the wine business as a wine taster of wines made in people’s homes. Eventually, Williams’ interest in fine wines inspired him to acquire a bottle of vintage wine and advertise it for sale as a Special birthday gift. This successful venture led to a full time career in wine sales and the establishment of the Antique Wine Company, which is currently based in London.

Customer Base

Initially, the Antique Wine Company sold the majority of its vintage wines to clients in the United States. The customers tended to be from the typical “old money” crowd. However, in recent years, Asia has overtaken the U.S. as the largest market for the company’s wines. The prosperity in Asian countries such as China and Hong Kong has led to an increased demand in expensive vintage wines. Asian sales revenues currently account for over 50 percent of the company’s business.

In response to the increased international demand for its wines, the AWC hired Stuart Young as a sales director. Young’s goal is to double the size of the Antique Wine Company’s sales team to meet the expanding international demand for its products.

The Antique Wine Company has earned an unparalleled reputation for keeping the wine cellars of private residents, hotels and palaces stocked with the finest vintage wines available on the market.

Dr. Rod Rohrich: A World Class Surgeon

Dr. Rod J. Rohrich is a plastic surgeon based out of Dallas, Texas. Dr. Rohrich is not only one of the best plastic surgeons in the world, he is also an author, academic, and an innovator in his field. Throughout his long career, Dr. Rohrich has proved his passion and dedication to his field through his surgical skills and leadership.

Before he was known as one of the most talented and respected plastic surgeons in the world, Dr. Rod Rohrich grew up on a ranch in North Dakota. He attended the North Dakota State where he received his undergraduate degree. After his undergraduate degree, Dr. Rohrich attended the University of North Dakota where he graduated summa cum laude with his postgraduate degree. After receiving his postgraduate degree, Dr. Rohrich then moved to Houston, Texas where he attended the Baylor College of Medicine where he graduated with honors. He then went on to attend the University of Michigan where he did his residency work in plastic surgery. At the University of Michigan, he was able to work under some of the most talented doctors in the world. Before starting his career, he also trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard in Boston and The Radcliffe Infirmary at Oxford University.

After completing his schooling, Dr. Rohrich accepted his first position as an assistant professor in Dallas for the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Rohrich became Chairman of the Division of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern in 1991 where he helped created one of the first Departments of Plastic Surgery in the United States. He continued his career at the University of Texas over two decades where he worked in academia and performing surgeries.

Dr. Rod Rohrich is known all over the world for his surgical skills. He has spent time as a visiting professor to other universities, helped to develop training programs for resident plastic surgeons, and has given scientific lectures all over the world. He has also published five textbooks and over 700 peer reviewed articles on the subject of plastic surgery. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Rohrich has served as the editor-in-chief for the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery publication.

In his career, Dr. Rohrich has also made appearances on shows such as “The Today Show”, “Oprah”, “CNN”, and “The View”.

The Experiences and Generosities of Haidar Barbouti

If one name had to be named in Houston’s real estate and development industry it would definitely have to be the Barbouti family. The Barbouti family has been active in real estate around the globe since the mid-1980s so it comes as no surprise that this name is continuing with Haidar Barbouti.
Haidar attended Columbia University where he was educated in business and real estate development. He spent much of his career since within the real estate business worldwide. The commercial properties that he is responsible for managing are located all the way from Houston to the Big Apple (also known as New York City)!
One of the most amazing and well known properties under the management of Haidar is the historical Highland Village located on Westheimer Road in Houston. His responsibilities of this 150 million worth of high-end property include renting of the 500,000 square foot space, the portfolio management of the property and the daily operations including lease negotiations.
His experience includes being the director of leasing at Highland Village Shopping Center Houston since 1990 and being the president of Fairfax Management Inc. located in Houston Texas. Both of these attributes is something on his resume still to this day as he is still actively in these roles.
Outside of “serious” business, Haidar is very fond animals. In 2008 a local group started a project called “Home for the Holidays” and set out on a mission to minimize the number of animals that were being euthanized. When Haidar heard of this he wanted to help and after the group grew to a few hundred he had the chance and was able to by providing a permanent residence for their cause. Through their efforts they have been able to make history by breaking records with the number of adoptions they have been able to complete. This is not the only thing he has done to give back though he’s well known to donating his time and resources to charitable causes.