FENCES with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis – Blu-Ray Combo Pack Giveaway

Fences Combo Pack GiveawayFences is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart. Family dynamic, love, loyalty, father/son relationships and the role a wife and mother silently plays in all of it is only the tip of the ice berg of this film.

I’m a huge Denzel Washington fan and Viola Davis amazes me over and over again in each role she takes on. I’m not sure what I enjoyed most ~ Denzel Washington, Viola Davis or the chemistry and combination of the two together. I think this is one of those movies I may see over and over again!

Denzel Washington directs and stars in this incredible drama which has been hailed by critics. The movie will arrive on Blue-Ray Combo Pack and On Demand on March 14, 2017.

Some people build fences to keep people out — and other people build fences to keep people in. Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington and Academy Award® winner Viola Davis deliver the “performance-driven masterpiece” of the year in the film adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Set in 1950’s Pittsburgh, the film takes a passionate look at former Negro-league baseball player Troy Maxson (Washington) as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down. Washington’s directorial triumph “connects with people on a deep, emotional level” and pulses with the universal truths of love and forgiveness, despite what lies beyond your own fence.

The FENCES Blu-ray Combo Pack includes over 30 minutes of fascinating bonus content. With interviews from the cast and crew, including actor/director Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, discover how August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play was adapted from stage to screen. Plus, visit the movie’s Pittsburgh set, learn how Davis prepared for her award-winning performance, and much more.

 

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Giveaway will begin on March 8 and end at midnight on March 14, 2017. Winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to claim prize. If not claimed within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S., 18 years of age and over. An Open Suitcase is not responsible for shipment of prize. Prize will come directly from Paramount Pictures and may take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Paramount Pictures. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.




Lose Yourself in the Music with Chromecast Audio

Lose yourself in the music!

Dance like no one is watching!

Turn up the volume, close your eyes, and let the music take over your soul!

Make your speakers smart(er)

Chromecast Audio is an affordable way to enjoy the music you love on your existing speakers. Connect the tunes from your phone to your speakers and still be able to answer your phone! The Chromecast Audio devices are available at Best Buy and are truly inexpensive ($30).

What is Chromecast Audio?

Chromecast Audio is a small device that plugs into your speakers for streaming music through WiFi. Once set up, simply use your iPhone®, iPad®, Android phone and tablet, Mac® and Windows® laptop, or Chromebook to stream your favorite tunes to the best speakers in the house. By using your phone, it’s easy to play, pause, or change the volume from anywhere in the home. And while streaming, you can still text or call without interrupting what’s playing or draining your battery.

Easily stream music, without the hassle of pairing

Tap the Cast button from music apps to send the music instantly to your speakers. Search, play, pause, queue songs and change the volume right from your phone—anywhere in the house.

Listen to your favorites, anytime

Enjoy over 30 million songs from music services like Pandora, Google Play Music, Spotify, and iHeartRadio. We’re constantly adding new apps, so there’s no end to the music, radio stations and podcasts you can enjoy.

Plus, stream any audio from your Android phone or your laptop

For apps that are not yet Cast-enabled or music stored on your device, you can stream audio from your Android phone or tablet to the speaker. Or, use your laptop to stream music and audio streaming websites from the Chrome browser.

  • Streaming music over wifi instead of bluetooth gives you a higher quality of sound. Chromecast Audio uses WiFi to stream lossless high resolution audio to your speakers, so you get better than CD quality sound. With Bluetooth, audio is re-compressed and limited to standard resolution.
  • With WiFi streaming, your music keeps playing without disruption, even if you get a phone call or a text notification. With Bluetooth, phone calls and notifications are heard over the speakers.
  • Control music from anywhere in the house. Chromecast Audio streams music over WiFi, which means you can control the music from anywhere within your WiFi network. With Bluetooth, your phone needs to be near the speaker or the music will stop playing.
  • Streaming music over WiFi doesn’t drain your battery, while pairing from Bluetooth does.
  • Easily share music from multiple devices. With WiFi every mobile device on the network can connect and control your speakers. Chromecast’s guest mode makes it even easier for guests to connect to your speakers without connecting to your WiFi network. With Bluetooth, pairing devices can be tedious and requires disconnecting one device before another can connect.
  • Play same music across multiple speakers. Chromecast Audio lets you group multiple speakers together to play the same song everywhere.

Chromecast Audio Best Buy

This is one of the coolest gadgets I have used in a long time! It was in place within seconds and we’ve been dancing around the house for days!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

 




Why Cornwall Should Be on Your Travel Bucket List

Cornwall Travel

When I was asked by a client to write about Cornwall, I was very excited for the assignment. I was excited because Cornwall is at the top of my Travel Bucket List. I have a dear friend that lives in Cornwall and I have promised myself (and her) that I will get to see her beautiful homeland and visit Cornwall some day. This is a sponsored post. I have been compensated for publication. All images have been provided by Jane Duckworth (a Cornwall native) of Jane’s World.

Cornwall Travel
Surfing in Cornwall (Photo Nick Glanville IG -@fuzzehbean2401 )

Cornwall Travel
Mackerel Fishing! (Photo Nick Glanville IG -@fuzzehbean2401 )

Cornwall is a county on England’s rugged southwestern tip. It forms a peninsula encompassing wild moorland and hundreds of sandy beaches. The south coast is widely known as the Cornish Riviera and is home to picturesque harbor villages. The north coast is lined with towering cliffs and seaside resorts like Newquay that are known for surfing. Cornwall has the mildest and sunniest climate in the United Kingdom and is a wonderful place to visit and see some of the most popular beaches of the area.

Cornwall Travel
Truro Cathedral

Cornwall has only one major city. Truro is home to a beautiful, three-spired cathedral, cobbled streets and offers great shopping.

Getting to Cornwall

Cornwall’s unique culture, spectacular landscape and mild climate make it a popular tourist destination, despite being somewhat distant from the United Kingdom’s main areas and cities. Cornwall offers many miles of beaches and cliffs; the South West Coast Path follows a complete circuit of both coasts. Other tourist attractions include moorland, country gardens, museums, historic and prehistoric sites, and wooded valleys. Most tourists that visit Cornwall each year come from within the UK. Visitors flying to Cornwall are served by airports at Newquay and Exeter (Exeter is in the county of Devon). Daily rail service runs between Cornwall, London and other regions of the UK. You can choose to explore Cornwall by car or by rail.

Cornwall Travel
Crystal Clear Blue Sea – Watergate Bay

If you choose to road trip through Cornwall, you will find a local tourist information center in many of Cornwall’s main towns where the staff can give you information on where to stay and dine and what attractions and events are nearby.

Cornwall Travel
Watergate Bay

Cornwall Travel
Watergate Bay

Getting Around Cornwall

The majority of visitors to Cornwall use their own cars to get around. Although the car is usually the most convenient way to travel in Cornwall, during the main holiday seasons traffic volume means that getting around can take much long and require patience on major routes and on arrival at popular destinations.

Carshare Cornwall is a free service for anyone looking to offer or receive a lift for journeys, and is a great way to make new friends or contacts, reduce your travel costs and reduce traffic congestion.  Although most members use the service for commuting, many members are also seeking or offering lifts for leisure and event travel.

Many of Cornwall’s coastal towns are linked to the main railway line which runs through Cornwall by the scenic branch lines to Looe, Falmouth, Newquay and St Ives.

With 80% of Cornwall being surrounded by water what better way is there to get around than by ferry? Hop onto one of more than 25 passenger or car ferries that operate around the county and see Cornwall from a new perspective. The King Harry Ferry, for example, is an iconic part of Cornwall’s history and operates 7 days a week as a key form of transportation for visitors and locals alike.

By taxi

If you want to get somewhere quickly or have a journey to make that isn’t served by public transport, make use of one of the many taxi companies in Cornwall.

By bus

Cornwall’s extensive network of bus services is run by two main operators, First Devon and Cornwall and First Kernow. Smaller operators also offer services in specific areas. Timetables for all services and maps can be accessed online.

The Cuisine of Cornwall

You’re in for a treat ~ food and drink in Cornwall is seriously special. Surrounded on three sides by the sea makes it easy for Cornwall to have fresh from the harbor seafood readily available. One famous local fish dish is Stargazy pie, a fish-based pie in which the heads of the fish stick through the piecrust, as though “star-gazing”. The pie is cooked as part of traditional celebrations for Tom Bawcock’s Eve, but is not generally eaten at any other time.

Cornwall Travel
Cornish Pasty

Cornwall is well known for its Cornish pasty, a savoury dish made with pastry. Today’s pasties usually contain a filling of beef steak, onion, potato and swede with salt and white pepper, but historically pasties had a variety of different fillings. Historically, some pasties were also often made with sweet fillings such as jam, apple and blackberry, plums or cherries. The wet climate and relatively poor soil of Cornwall make it unsuitable for growing many arable crops, however, it is ideal for growing the rich grass required for dairying, leading to the production of Cornwall’s other famous export, Cornish clotted cream. This forms the basis for many local specialties including Cornish fudge and Cornish ice cream. Cornish clotted cream has Protected Geographical Status under EU law, and cannot be made anywhere else.

Cornwall Travel
Saffron Cakes

Cornwall Travel
Cornish Clotted Cream

Local cakes and desserts include Saffron cake, Cornish heavy (hevva) cake, Cornish fairings biscuits, figgy ‘obbin, Cream tea and whortleberry pie. There are also many types of beers brewed in Cornwall – those produced by Sharp’s Brewery, Skinner’s Brewery and St Austell Brewery are the best-known – including stouts, ales and other beer types.

Cornwall Travel
Tribute Ale

Cornwall Travel
The Good Ol’ Boys

In Cornwall you can dine with sand between your toes at a beachside café, in a country pub with a roaring fire and a local band, or at a top restaurant.

What to do in Cornwall

There are lots of tourist attractions in Cornwall and a wide variety of days can be spent out and about. Visiting Cornwall will offer something for every member of your family or group. It is widely believed that there is somewhere in Cornwall for everyone. Maybe a gorgeous garden one day, a gallery or museum the next, or perhaps something a little more active – surf schools, boat trips, cliff top walking, or cycling. If history and heritage is more your thing, Cornwall offers historic houses, castles, museums and World Heritage Sites. Iconic attractions include: St Michael’s Mount, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Minack Theatre, Tate St Ives, Land’s End, Tintagel Castle and the Eden Project ~ all are not to be missed!

Cornwall Travel
Trevose Head

Cornwall has no shortage of fantastic beaches and coves, that range from secluded, barely accessible rocky coves to huge expanses of golden sand. Each beach has a character of their own and something different to offer. Some of the Cornish beaches are busy with tourists with lots going on and others are quiet places where visitors and go to relax and listen to the noise of the sea.

There are lots of great Castles in Cornwall to explore. Some Cornwall castles are ruins but impressively some are still standing. Visiting a castle in Cornwall can make a really fun day out. There are also lots of beautiful manor houses in Cornwall as well that offer impressive gardens. For something different you could visit a mine and take the opportunity to go down a real Cornish mine. The Poldark Tin Mine and Gardens, an open-air museum in a stunning rural setting offers tours several days per week.

You can visit some of the real-world locations throughout Cornwall that are used to create the popular BBC-TV-Series Poldark (based on the Winston Graham novels). One thing for sure, you will not run out of things to do in Cornwall.

Where to Stay

There is a wide variety of Cornwall accommodations that includes Cornish cottages, luxury hotels, cozy pubs, camping, private house rentals or B&Bs. Whether you’re looking for a large, everything-thought-of hotel or a small boutique spot, you will find what you are looking for in Cornwall. 

Cornwall also offers caravan/camping sites (similar to U.S. camp sites for RV’s). What better way to visit a local area! Benn Park and Higher Lanhainsworth are two that will offer a great place to stay.

Visiting Cornwall has been on my bucket list for the longest while. I think about visiting this beautiful location often and hope to get their soon!




NeatPack Bags ~ Ideal Travel Accessories

This is a sponsored post. I have been provided with product for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.

NeatPack Bags Travel Accessories

Created by travelers for travelers is the company motto and I can tell you that they have definitely done a great job. As someone who travels often, I am always on the look out for the perfect bag that will keep me organized, is easy to carry, holds everything I need and is comfortable to take along. NeatPack offers several different packing cubes, backpacks and toiletry bags – just to name a few.

NeatPack Bags Travel AccessoriesI am using their sling backpack and I am thrilled at how much the bag holds. I particularly love the location of the cell phone pouch – on the strap – right in front. No searching through your bag for your phone. No taking  your bag off to get to your phone. The location of this pouch is brilliant! The bag is extremely comfortable, even when full, because of the design. Whether rushing through an airport, hiking or walking around a theme park – the bag holds everything you need. Even an iPad or smaller laptop. Next, the bag is so light weight! The things we need to carry around are heavy enough without the bag they are in adding extra weight. Overall, this bag is the best I have found for my travels and is my new travel necessity! 

NeatPack Bags Travel Accessories

The products are high quality and better yet – very affordable! Who wants to spend lots of money on accessories? I would rather spend the money on my travels!

My readers can receive a 10% discount on any purchase of a NeatPack Travel Accessory by using PROMO CODE: OPEN10OF

About NeatPack Travel Accessories

The company was formed by two sisters who share a passion for travel and organization. They live on opposite sides of the world which means they don’t always get to see each other. When they do, they always make sure to make the most out of their time together. One way to do this is by travelling. Travelling is rewarding, but the headache of packing can sometimes take away from

Their philosophy – Spend time travelling not packing! They started NeatPack to offer affordable, quality products to help travelers stay organized on their trips and to reduce the stress of packing. 

The company is constantly developing innovative solutions to enhance your travel experience by making packing as simple as possible! Whether you’re going on a camping trip with the family, backpacking around Europe, or travelling for work, NeatPack has the solution for you.

Don’t forget! You can get a 10% discount by using PROMO CODE: OPEN10OF




Free Gift from Precious Moments!

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Precious Moments Free Gift

Precious Moments make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift! If you want to give the perfect gift of “precious” now is the the best time to buy since you could also receive an extra gift to give (or keep for yourself). Valentine’s Day is a great time to start a new collection tradition!

Precious Moments will send you a FREE gift when you spend $75.00 or more. Rceive a free “toadally” adorable plush frog.  He’s ready to share a sweet hug right in time for Valentine’s Day. Just perfect for cuddling with nieces, daughters and granddaughters.

To claim your free gift, simply add the “I Toadally Love You” Plush Frog to your shopping cart. At checkout, use coupon code: FreePlush and your order will be discounted $24.99. One free frog per purchase of $75.00 or more. 

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You can purchase the perfect Valentine for the Disney lover in your life and get a free plush too!

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