Travel the world with Sports Illustrated
Do you love to travel? Then you may want to send your photo to Sports Illustrated. The magazine is selecting a rookie for its 2021 Swimsuit issue, and it’s seeking women of all ages and of all different body types to enter the competition. This open casting call will select one lucky winner, over the course of the next few months, who will travel to an exotic location, for the purposes of being photographed for the next Swimsuit Issue. You’re asked to send a photo and 60-second video, showing yourself “feeling good,” whether it’s volunteering, exercising, spending time with family and friends or relaxing on the beach. For this initiative, Sports Illustrated has partnered with Vita Coco, the world’s leading coconut water brand. Contestants can also create their own profile pages to share with the SI editorial team.
So what are you waiting for?
For more, visit swimsuit.si.com, and follow Sports Illustrated Swimsuit on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Good luck to everyone.
— Debbi K. Kickham
The Cider Mill rules
It’s apple season and that means not only pies and other baked goods but cider. Thompson’s Cider Mill — owned by Geoff Thompson of the public relations firm Thompson & Bender — had its most successful opening day ever with customers flocking to two locations this year. Due to the need for additional space to meet social distancing requirements, the Cider Mill, at 335 Blinn Road in Croton-on-Hudson, has shifted part of its operations to Fable Farm on Kitchawan Road (Route 134) in Ossining. “The shift of our fresh cider, apples and baked goods sales to our second location a mile away at Fable Farm on Route 134 proved very successful and enabled us to maintain social distancing protocols at the Cider Mill, where we are offering our hard ciders only,’’ Thompson said. “(Sept. 19 and 20) was our biggest opening weekend in 44 seasons, helped by ideal, clear, crisp early fall weather.” The Cider Mill will continue operations 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends at Fable Farm for sales of apples, fresh-pressed apple cider, cider doughnuts and other baked goods, while the mill’s award-winning hard ciders — Heirloom Blend Dry; Antique Apple Blend Semi-Dry; Apple-Raspberry Semi-Dry; and Apple-Blueberry Semi-Dry — are being sold from noon to 5:30 p.m. weekends through Dec. 20 at the mill itself. (The hard ciders can also be ordered year-round, along with the Blossom White dry apple wine.)
For more, visit thompsonscidermill.com.
— Georgette Gouveia
In the pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
If October means anything, it means Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which includes the Give Pink campaign at Bloomingdale’s and the Greenwich-based Breast Cancer Alliance’s annual Luncheon & Fashion Show.
Bloomie’s goes virtual this year for “Knock Out Breast Cancer With Rumble Boxing,” featuring Joe Ferraro (11:30 a.m. Oct. 3, 17 and 24). The fee is $15 per class or $30 for all three, with proceeds benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Tutu Project and the Marisa Acocella Foundation. To sign up, visit pinkboxing.eventbrite.com.
This year, the Breast Cancer Alliance Luncheon & Fashion Show will also be virtual, but it will still feature the moving survivors’ fashion show. Other highlights include fashion by Carolina Herrera presented by Richards. special guest actress Kate Walsh in conversation with Reshma Gopaldas, vice president of video for SHE Media and a breast cancer survivor; and a tribute to BCA co-founder Lucy Day.
The event begins at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19 with music from DJ April Larken, but the silent auction Opens Oct. 9.
For tickets, donations and more, visit bidpal.net/BCALuncheon2020.
— Georgette Gouveia