THE 37th ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
Behind-the-scenes Emmy coverage: The Emmy gift bag
Posted Monday, July 05, 2010 1:40:04 AM
For the fifth year in a row, soap
is taking you inside the gift bags given to all Emmy presenters and nominees. This is your chance to be ahead of the curve and find out what's hot before everyone else does.
Perhaps more than any recent year, this year's gift bag featured some ingenious items -- as well as some favorites that will appeal to every taste. The items featured were not only stylish and useful, but also extremely affordable to those of us that do not have a soap star salary.
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When you watch your favorite soaps, do you notice that the characters all have floral arrangements, dishes of potpourri, and an endless supply of candles burning in the background? Well, you don't have to be a billionaire or have your evil twin steal from your enemy to be able to enjoy those simple luxuries.
As an interior designer, Claire Burke found that good design wasn't just about visual aesthetics. Having a fragrant accessory in a room can help turn a beautiful room into an exquisite environment. To help all of us accomplish the goal of making the most of our living spaces, Claire Burke launched her own line of affordable, high-quality home fragrances.
No matter how you choose to scent your home, Claire Burke has a product suited for you. Each fragrance line includes potpourri, filled candles, reed fragrance diffusers, votives, home fragrance sprays, and electric fragrance warmers.
The number of fragrances is also endless, tapping into whatever mood or fantasy you'd like to experience. The Original scent is far from ordinary. It combines rose, lavender, patchouli, and spices. Other scents include Vanilla Bean, Wild CottonTM
, Slice of SpiceTM
, Tropical Flowers, Oh Christmas TreeTM
, and dozens more.
Later this summer, Claire Burke launches its latest fragrance creation: Cherry O!TM
. A sample of the new fragrance was handed out in the Gifting Suite and tucked safely away in the soap
camera bag. Later, when the bag was opened during an interview, a room full of soap stars demanded to know where the scent of cherries was coming from. If the reaction from these stars is any indication of how Cherry O!TM
will be received, then the scent will be a huge hit.
» For more information about Claire Burke, please visit: www.myclaireburke.com
GuesstimationTM by Discovery Bay Games
If there's one thing we've learned from soaps, it's that kids grow up fast -- sometimes overnight. Okay, so maybe children in the real world don't grow up
as fast... but it seems that we never get to spend as much time with our loved ones as we'd like. The folks at Discovery Bay Games are actually working to correct that problem.
that's unlike any other game we've seen. Guesstimation
is a trivia game where the answer to every question is a number -- sometimes a mind-blowing figure. What are we talking about? Here's a sample question: Italy has 13,788 post offices. How many does India have?
Yeah, that's exactly what we said. The correct answer is 154,919.
Here's another: How many hot dogs are eaten in North America every minute? Chew on this -- the answer is 37,900.
As you can tell from the sample questions, you don't have to be book smart to play the game. Guesstimation
is suitable for ages 8 and up.