Hollywood’s Premiere Aviation-Themed Studio Recreates Pan Am Dining Experience

Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup

Air Hollywood's Pan Am-themed set brings you back to the golden age of travel.

Air Hollywood’s Pan Am-themed studio set brings you back to the golden age of travel. Image: Air Hollywood

Small leg room, poor quality meals, and extra charges for luggage in the overhead bin. These are all things that have become synonymous with the present day air travel experience. Long gone are the days of luxury travel, with bountiful seat room and personalized service.

Air Hollywood, Los Angeles’ premiere aviation-themed film studio, is offering to let you “relieve the magic of this golden age era in travel”. Using a fake Pan Am 747 restored to its full 1970s glory, Air Hollywood immerses you in a magical night of dining that entails a four-course meal, followed by a period-specific film and cocktails. Actors in ’70s-era uniforms act as servers, immersing the “flyers” in a retro dining experience.

Image: Air Hollywood

Image: Air Hollywood

The studio is generally used to create elaborate sets for major motion pictures, and it has been used in such films as Wolf of Wall and Bridesmaids. The company is now selling tickets for the four-hour flight experience for dates beginning in January of next year, and some dates are already sold out.

Seats on the upper deck are going for $327, while a spot on the main deck cabin is currently being sold for $267 on the booking website.

Image: Air Hollywood

Image: Air Hollywood

The gourmet four-course meal begins with a shrimp cocktail or an insalata caprese. The main course offers options including chateaubriand and roasted chicken with peppercorn sauce. Vegetarian options are also offered. The third course is a selection of fruit, cheese and biscuits accompanied by port wine, and dinner service is finished off with a dessert cart, and of course tea and coffee.

Air Hollywood serves up some 70s-era nostalogia in a Pan Am replica.

Air Hollywood serves up some 70s-era nostalgia in a Pan Am replica.

For fans of Mad Men and all things 1960s and ’70s, this experience looks to be a dream come true. Very cool!

Read the full article in Mashable here.


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Body Language Tips To Help In Your Next Job Interview

Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup

In a job interview, there are so many things happening in addition to the content being discussed. Job interviews are notorious tightrope-style challenges, at which point even the most accidental misstep could be a fundamental error. Portraying too much confidence can be seen as arrogant; portraying humbleness might convey lack of ownership.

…and then of course, there is everything else that your body is doing.

Mashable recently published an article that contains advice from career experts who study movement as a way to determine someone’s character. According to body language experts Dr. Lillian Glass, Patti Wood, and Tonya Reiman there are several key movements vital for interviews. Read below, and consider how you can apply them to your next face to face discussion.

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Hackernest and AndroidTO Contest Winners Announced!

Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup

Our team is super excited to announce the two winners from our most recent contests that took place at AndroidTO (Toronto’s largest Android convention) and the Hackernest Job Fair. Our two lucky winners are Paul Ferreira and Haider Sousa! Paul will be taking home a Hue Light Starter Kit and Haider will be taking home the Apple TV. We will be reaching out to both winners so that they may claim their winnings.

Thank you so much to all who participated in this contest, and to everyone who visited our booth. These events were incredible, and we look forward to meeting many more of you at events to come!

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Rosetta Mission Attempting to Land On A Comet, Live

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Comet 67P, as seen the day before Rosetta’s Philae attempts its landing. IMAGE: ESA

It’s true folks. The European Space Agency is going to be landing Rosetta, one of its spaceships, on a comet. Specifically, this spaceship will be attempting to land a refrigerator -sized robot onto the unknown terrain. The mission has a 70% chance of success and it is taking place nearly 4 billion miles from Earth. Wow.

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via Business Insider: A Tiny Group of Goldman Sachs Employees Are About To Get The Call of a Lifetime

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Image: Reuters/ Natalie Behring

Image: Reuters/ Natalie Behring

According to the Business Insider, a small and lucky handful of Goldman Sachs employees are anxiously awaiting a potential phone call from the company’s chief executive Lloyd Blankfein.

On Wednesday morning, Blankfein or Gary Cohn (the company’s president) will be informing a select few that they have been made a “partnership managing director”. This title is one of the most highly coveted on Wall Street, and it means joining an elite group associated with a high paycheck and a variety of exclusive perks.

So, how does one become a Goldman partner? According to industry insiders, there are some definable (and secretive) steps in the process.

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via Mashable: Taylor Swift Makes App Based on Video “Blank Space”

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Taylor Swift is definitely a pop star of the modern age. After releasing her video “Blank Space” music video, Swift has launched a free app that places her fans directly into the mansion featured in the video. The app leads users through an immersive 360-degree experience.

Developed for iOS and Android, the app leads fans deeper into the fictitious world in which Swift transforms into a jealous lover who violently (and rather crazily) scares off her boyfriend. The “American Express Unstaged Taylor Swift Blank Space Experience App” can follow characters, explore rooms  and even play with objects – all while the plot unfolds as it does in Swift’s music video.

Joseph Kahn, who directed the video and app experience, states that “the App is a cross between theatre, a music video and a video game. [Kahn] had to direct it more like a stage show than a music video so the audience can choose any way they want to look; [they] had to create reasons for them to turn their head or look up or down.”

IMAGE: MASHABLE SCREENSHOT

IMAGE: MASHABLE SCREENSHOT

Swift has hidden 41 objects for users to collect within the app, such as a smartphone housing the text message (above) that got Swift upset or a pair of binoculars to get a closer look at Swift and her love interest near a tree. [Mashable]

In Kahn’s words, “let’s keep in mind that all of this technology is great, but ultimately there’s a story. That’s the key, that’s what makes it interesting. We are tracking the story of her and this guy going on this great date and then her going psychotic. We’re a fly on the wall.”

To date, “Blank  Space” has sold 1.287 million copies in its debut week amid the controversy of Swift removing her music from Spotify.

To read the full article in Mashable, click here.


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