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SEEDs of Change Coming for Miami Beach Wine & Food Festival Seekers The 2nd Annual SEED Food & Wine Festival Returns to South Beach – Eat. Drink. Enjoy. Consciously.





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The culinary tides are changing for foodies and oenophiles up and down the hot, sexy shores of Miami Beach this November. The 2nd Annual SEED Food & Wine Festival will be ushering in a new era of conscious culinary innovation, by serving up sustainability one conscious bite at a time, to South Beach festival fans this Fall. This unique culinary event is perched upon the apex of a new foodie era, offering up the only plant based food and wine festival in the United States. Event Co-Founders Alison Burgos and Michelle Gaber, are pleased to announce the return of the Festival.

“We are excited to be bringing the Seed Food and Wine festival back to Miami for its second year, and look forward to showcasing to the world the powerful conscious community that is alive and thriving in South Florida,” says Alison Burgos, SEED’s Co-Founder and Director.

In its inaugural year, SEED impressed festival goers with a literal green bounty of tasty tidbits accompanied by a plethora of high profile celebrities and healthy living icons. Last year’s festival was attended by food lovers of all kinds; from omnivores to vegans to Paleo eaters—SEED welcomes everyone who enjoys amazing food and exciting culinary events. This year’s Festival will continue to ride on the wave of food based conversations that are a trending topic within the culinary community.

“We are grateful that Seed has had the opportunity to elevate the conversation about our health, our planet and the welfare of animals. This year we have even more events designed to celebrate conscious plant based living from dinners to fitness to film to art,” says Michelle Gaber, SEED’s Co-Founder and Director.

SEED Festival guests can be sure to expect a selection of experiences to satisfy any tasty craving or vino fixation. The Festival weekend kicks-off on Wednesday night with a compelling Film Screening. Thursday night will premiere the 1st annual Burger Battle; complete with ‘green carpet’ this is a throw down not to miss. The return of the Farm to Table Dinner will grace Friday’s Eve, hosted by five celebrity chefs and local farmers that have planted specifically for this culinary veg-out event. A 5k SEED Run kicks off Saturday morning, which is followed by the Outdoor Yoga Experience in the afternoon. The flag ship Festival Day and Grande Tasting starts Saturday afternoon and will showcase an unparalleled display of food, wines and spirits, served with a side of celebrity at the culinary demo’s stage. Artfully closing Saturday night is a Modern Dinner Experience. Sunday morning begins with a new Mantra Yoga Brunch presented by Mantra Yoga & Healthy Magazine. Concluding the Festival is a celebration for the wee consumer at Sprouts Kids Day.

“Plant based living and veganism is a hot topic today and SEED is just the place to experience that conversation in a fun and sexy atmosphere. Having the opportunity to bring a conversation about conscious living to our community has been a transformative experience,” adds Alison Burgos.

National travelers are invited to stay at the official festival host hotel, The Thompson – Miami Beach. All attendees are invited to continue their conscious excursions at the Thompson Hotel with a luxury spa treatment, partake in a yoga class, walk on the white sandy Miami beaches or stop by the SEED Welcome Desk to pick up tickets and get tips on fun outings and sustainable, plant friendly options.

Tickets for the 2015 SEED Food & Wine Festival go on-sale on August 1st, 2015. Visit http://www.seedfoodandwine.com for tickets and more information.

About the SEED Food & Wine Festival

Seed Food & Wine, is the first plant-based food and wine festival in the country. SFWF celebrates delicious plant-based foods, fine wines, craft beers, spirits, and lifestyle products and companies, while raising health awareness. Events include upscale dinners, film screening, garden parties, and a Southern brunch, all leading up to a large-scale outdoor festival and grand tasting featuring food, wine, juices, music, gifts, organic body care, clothing, yoga, and everything that celebrates conscious plant-based living. The Festival will gather some of the most talented speakers, chefs, celebrities, athletes and authors for a fun, educational, sexy, hip – and most of all – delicious week of food, cocktails, film, parties, and events.More information on the Festival can be found at seedfoodandwine.com.

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SelfieX App Released to Change the Way People Take Selfies

Alexandria, Virginia (PRWEB) May 06, 2015

Vito Technology, the award-winning developer of educational apps for iOS, has launched its first app in “Photo and Video” category, that allows users to shoot self portraits with the back iSight camera of their iPhones. A fine tuned algorithm of the app captures the user’s face automatically when it fits the desired frame and voiced directions guide the user to aim the phone.

The iSight camera features 1.5-micron pixels and ƒ/2.2 aperture which allow for better picture quality than the front Facetime camera. The problem with using the back camera for selfies is that it is very hard to catch one’s face in focus.

SelfieX solves the problem of making selfie shots with back camera. The multilingual voiced helper will guide users in English, Russian, French, German, Italian or Spanish to aim the phone correctly. When the app detects a face on the screen, it takes a picture automatically. Users can make quick edits of brightness, color, saturation and crop and share the picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Users can change composition the picture by shifting the face indicator area to the side. This way it is quite easy to take a picture next to something when sightseeing and traveling.

Pricing and Availability:

SelfieX – Automatic Back Camera Selfie is free and available worldwide on the iTunes App Store.

Based in Alexandria, Virginia, Vito Technology Inc. is headed by CEO Victor Toporkov and has developed an impressive portfolio of products for Windows Mobile since it entered the mobile software market in 2001. The company’s latest endeavors include iOS and Web 2.0 software development. Vito Technology won an Apple Design Award in 2010 for its Star Walk for iPad app. The company consists of two departments: Research & Development Department and Marketing Department with 30 employees in total. Copyright (C) 2014 Vito Technology Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.