Nose Diving: French ros winemakers seeking foothold in U.S. market

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To find a local constituency fluent in the language of ros wines, one need look no further than a gathering of French food professionals.
And Club Culinaire, which earlier this summer put on its Picnic des Chefs to raise money for the Concern Foundation and the Hope Program at Childrens Hospital, is just such a flock.
At the fundraising soiree in Elysian Park, I met up with Lauren Sanne and Ricardo Chapa, project managers with the D.C.-based American World Services Corporation, a firm that helps international businesses — in this case, a council of Provence wineries — break into and navigate the U.S. imports market.

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Put on a happy face: Trade show for makeup artists open to public this weekend

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The International Make-Up Artist Trade Show is mecca for the industry’s top professionals and anyone who’s ever gotten a shiver of joy from purchasing a new lipstick or eyeshadow palette.
At the show, brands like M.A.C., Urban Decay, OCC and Make Up For Ever will unveil new products and offer discounts on your go-to favorites, while pro and celebrity make-up artists will share their tips, tricks and techniques in panels discussions. Among them will be the crew of artists who created the fairyland looks seen in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.”
Visit the Make-Up Museum, watch a couture bridal fashion show, and keep ahead of the curve with a runway show on fall make-up trends
Too, students of make-up face off in a challenge to create winning fantasy looks: The beauty competition has an “Alice in Wonderland” theme, and the character competition is “Grimm’s Fairy Tales”-themed.
Today, June 26, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and tomorrow, June 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10-$60. Pasadena Convention Center, 300 Green St. imatsshow.com
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