Helping fuel the ever-increasing interest of both visitors and media is the steady stream of celebrity activity at Sands China Ltd.’s dynamic Cotai Strip Resorts Macao — an integrated resort city that pulsates with life night and day, featuring three interconnected properties boasting a breath-taking diversity of choices in accommodations, dining, Luxury Duty-free shopping, MICE events and entertainment. (Photo: ) Most recently, stars from both Hollywood and Asia descended upon Cotai Strip Resorts Macao’s The Venetian(R) Macao for the Huading Awards, known as China’s version of the Oscars, hosted in Macao for the first time Oct. 7, having previously been held in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Over 80 international celebrities of cinema, television, theatre and music attended, including Quentin Tarantino, Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Perry, Sam Worthington, Avril Lavigne, Jackie Chan, Anthony Wong, Joey Yung, Nick Cheung, Jessica Jung of Girls Generation, Chinese opera singer Chang Dong, and Ono Lisa. Recent superstar concerts have included multiple performances by contestants of China’s hit reality TV series, “The Voice of China,” and two sold-out shows by global sensation Rihanna, who performed to her legion of fans in September. Justin Bieber takes the stage Oct. 12 to thrill his Asian ‘Beliebers,’ and Alicia Keys is bringing her powerful voice to the Venetian Theatre in November. Other exciting performances from the likes of Eason Chan, Ekin Cheng, Grasshopper and many more have rocked the arena. And as it did last year, The Venetian Macao is title sponsoring the prestigious Venetian Macau Open, which brings again to Macao some of the world’s best golfers, like multiple major winner Ernie Els, as they try to topple last year’s reigning champion Gaganjeet Bhullar. These and other star-studded events have been achieving great success for Cotai Strip Resorts Macao’s parent company, Sands China Ltd., in implementing its multi-tiered entertainment strategy, bringing a wide variety of superstar entertainment to the city, hosting the biggest names in film, television, music and sport at its Cotai Arena and Venetian Theatre. The benefits to Macao have been numerous and profound. Visitors continue to flock in droves, resulting in sold-out shows and full house audiences. The events themselves are often broadcast to reach an even wider audience: in China, throughout Asia, the United States, and online. In addition, increased press coverage by both traditional and online media outlets means more people around the world are being introducing to Macao, which has positioned itself as a world centre of tourism and leisure.

Each of the events will be paired with an art component, such as live painting or appearances by local artists. Tampa Bay area chefs and restaurants will also be featured at the events, among them Cafe Ponte, Datz, Birch & Vine, Ocean Prime, Oxford Exchange, Parkshore Grill and many others. William Dean Chocolates in Belleair Bluffs will take part in the Nocturnal Cravings event at the Dali Museum hosted by Duff Goldman, the Baltimore cakemaker whose creations became famous on Food Network’s Ace of Cakes. William Dean Chocolates have been used in the Hunger Game movies. Karlitz said that ticket sales have been steady, with some events nearing capacity, including the kickoff Sense Immersion Dinner at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. “It’s coming together nicely,” Karlitz said. “I think we are going to have a really nice first year.” .If you go Festival schedule Sense Immersion Dinner hosted by Todd English and Duncan McClellan, 7-10 p.m. Nov. 15, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE, St.

Celebrity Workout Secrets For A Superstar Body

That’s why he makes all of his clients strap on a Fitbit, with the goal of logging 10,000 steps per day — and receives e-mail alerts that let him know who is moving and who is slacking off. “People overestimate how active they are throughout the day,” he says, “and wearing a pedometer makes you aware of your activity level.” Pasternak confides that Jordana Brewster is good at hitting her daily target, as are those in his mommy crew: Jessica Simpson, Megan Fox and Hilary Duff. Post-baby, women can’t do resistance training or heavy workouts right away, Pasternak says, but “strolling with the little ones is something simple that helped them all get a jump-start on reclaiming their pre-baby bodies.” Find the right toner for your shape. “You may see a shot of a gorgeously fit celebrity in her SoulCycle shirt and think, ‘I need to work out where she works out,'” Kirsch says. But one workout does not fit all, he stresses. Celebs have their trouble zones, too, and must tailor their sweat sessions accordingly. For example, Drew Barrymore is apple-shaped, so if she gains weight, it’s going to go to her midsection. Jennifer Lopez is a pear, which means her weight goes to her butt and thighs. Apple-shaped women, Kirsch notes, should stick to rowing machines — which will engage the core from shoulder to belly — as well as boxing and planks. Steer clear of pull-ups, rows or bench presses, he advises. “Apples need to find their waist, and placing emphasis on the back and arms will just make you look blocky.” Pear-shaped? Heavy-weighted exercises (think leg presses) and too much cycling can add bulk to your bottom half. “Avoid any exercise that is quad-centric,” Kirsch says. “None of my clients come to me because she wants bulkier quads — you aren’t fitting into your skinny jeans with those!” Give yourself an Oscar for trying.