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MDNA Skin

Madonna launched a new skin care line in Japan earlier this week. The official press release is below along with a promo video. I’ll be curious to check out the line when it makes it stateside.

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‘MDNA SKIN’ – the new innovative and revolutionary skin care brand created by Madonna in collaboration with MTG, Japan’s leading beauty company, is scheduled to open in Omotesando for a limited time beginning Thursday, February 13th thru Sunday, February 23rd between 11:00 and 20:00. This will be the exclusive location to buy ‘MDNA SKIN’ in the world. The brand’s goal is to challenge women and their awareness about the art of beauty and skin care.

The state-of-the-art treatment system consists of three components: The clay oil therapy inspired CHROME CLAY MASK, made with a base of clay from Montecatini Terme in Italy, which performs multiple functions that enrich the skin.
The SKIN REJUVINATOR – the specialized Magnetic Force and Deep Derma induction system devised to remove impurities and revitalizes the skin.
THE SERUM – based on an original formula that was created exclusively for Madonna, it creates a glowing effect when used alone and is further enhanced when used with the CHROME CLAY MASK and SKIN REJUVENATOR.

Using these products routinely as part of daily skin care regime creates firm, resilient and radiant skin overflowing with energy after every use.

The MDNA SKIN POP UP STORE will give customers the opportunity to see, feel and experience the products and enjoy the multiple screen projected visuals. The store will also host a VIP area and the location for special events.

MDNA SKIN will be available at selected department stores in Japan on February 26th.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXNCbv9SW7U%5D

More details http://www.mdnaskin.jp/

MDNA SKIN POP UP STORE
DATE: 2/13 – 2/23
OPEN TIME: 11:00 – 20:00
VENUE: BA-TSU ART GALLERY
5-11-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
5 minute walk from Omotesando Station, Exit A1
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Chiyoda Line, Hanzomon

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

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I’ll admit it right off the bat: I’m not a Seinfeld fan. Perhaps it’s because I didn’t have a television through most of the 90s, but mostly I think it’s because I could not stand the George Costanza character. So when I heard Seinfeld was starring in a web-series where the premise was inviting comedians to coffee and picking them up in vintage cars to drive to the coffee shop, I’ll admit I was a little “Meh” about it.

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But then he interviewed Tina Fey. It’s probably no surprise that I’m a huge Tina Fey fan. I watched the episode and found it delightful. Most of all, I found Seinfeld to be a gracious host. He chooses a vehicle based on his guest, spends some quality time with them and asks interesting questions and actually lets them tell their stories. So many hosts interview celebs and either don’t let them finish their stories or interrupt to turn the story back to themselves.

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I think my favorite part about the show is how funny Seinfeld finds his guests. He literally cracks up the entire show.  You can see by some of these episode stills just how funny he thinks his comedian colleagues are. I love how much fun they are having. Typically, they  have coffee at a local joint in the NY/NJ area (Bendix Diner from the Barry Marder episode is right down the street from my apartment) or in the LA area. They definitely aren’t visiting Starbucks, in fact, I’ve added a few must-try places to my NYC list based on this show.

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Each episode is between 17 and 22 minutes – the same length of time as a network sitcom. You can find them on the Crackle channel on AppleTV and the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee website.

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My favorite episodes (besides the Tina Fey one) are the Ricky Gervais episode (I love how frightened he is of Seinfeld’s driving), Gad Elmaleh (a French comedian who voiced the Jerry’s Bee character in the French version of Bee Movie), and the Carl Reiner/Mel Brooks episode (classic old Hollywood stories).

Even if you’re not a cars, coffee, or comedy fan, give an episode a try. I’ll bet you’ll find it as charming as I did.