Fall

Decoding Day of the Dead: A Look at Cherished Traditions and New Twists on the Latin American Holiday

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Leslie Limon, a blogger and mother of four, already knows what she would like placed on her own Day of the Dead altar some day: a rolling pin, a Spanish/English dictionary, a bouquet of Gerbera daisies, cinnamon-scented candles, and a bottle of Coca-Cola from Mexico. The former English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher put together a wish list after visiting altars honoring departed loved ones at a Dia de los Muertos celebration

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Creative Coca-Cola Fans Dress Up as Their Beloved Brand for Halloween

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Erica Chung was trying to decide what to wear for Halloween when she saw a strapless red dress hanging, forgotten, in her closet. A lightbulb went off: Why not dress it up with a little silver ribbon and stenciling and turn it into a Coca-Cola can? “I decided I would be my favorite brand for Halloween,” the 28-year-old, Houston-based marketing manager said. She got to work with fabric tape, scissors and iron-on transfer paper and soon had a costume

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Rocking Chairs and Rockin’ Bands: Porchfest Inspires National, Neighborhood-Centric Music Movement

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On an October day in the Decatur, Ga. neighborhood of Oakhurst, the sounds of an R&B band share airspace with smoke from a barbecue trailer. A couple of blocks away, a jazz trio noodles on the front porch of a 1920s bungalow. Organizer Scott Doyon, traveling through the neighborhood in fits and starts on a Vespa, just can't seem to find enough time to drink in even a fraction of Oakhurst Porchfest's 134 performers and talk to his neighbors. Porchfest,

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Let There Be (Less) Light: The Daylight Saving Time Shift is Coming — But Why?

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As Daylight Saving Time winds to a close on Nov. 1, one question is likely to be on the minds of many driving home from work next week in the dark: How is this still a thing? That very question was posited recently on a popular comedy news show, which through a number of man-on-the-street interviews revealed that most believe Daylight Saving (yes, it is singular) has agricultural roots. But according to Laura Grant, an environmental and public economics

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10 Things That Go Better with Coke (Fall Edition!)

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This autumn, Coca-Cola will make lots of things go better. Believe me, I’ve lived through 60 autumns now, and I’ve tried at least 60 beverages and at least 60 different fun fall activities. I can testify with my right hand raised high that an ice- cold Coca-Cola makes these 10 activities a lot more fun than they actually are! 1. Constructing a Pine Cone Turkey How long has it been since you constructed a pine cone turkey? Don’t tell me you’ve forgotten

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10 Ways to Share a Coke This Fall

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“Share a Coke” may have left the shelves at the end of the summer, but the e-Commerce campaign is still going strong. Fall presents a plethora of opportunities to order customized 8-oz. glass bottles of Coca-Cola online for doorstep delivery within days. Since the “Share a Coke” campaign launched in May, Coca-Cola fans have stepped up their game. From party favors, birthday gifts and inside jokes to birth announcements and marriage proposals,

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Ad of the Week: ‘Drinkable’ Coke Zero Spot Features ESPN College GameDay Crew

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If ESPN College GameDay host Lee Corso can Shazam a Coke Zero commercial, so can you. That’s the message behind a new “drinkable” spot from the brand’s “You Don’t Know Zero ‘Til You’ve Tried It” campaign. The ad targets consumers who have never tried the zero-calorie brand. Get your smarphones ready. As you watch Corso’s partner in crime, Kirk Herbstreit, pour a delicious Coke Zero over ice into a glass, you’ll be prompted to open the Shazam music

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Step Inside the Spooky Snack Lab With Evette Rios (If You Dare)

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Fear not, aspiring Halloween hosts and hostesses. TV personality and lifestyle expert Evette Rios is serving up an array of fun recipes and DIY decorating ideas through the Fanta and OREO Spooky Snack Lab found on Nabisco's Pinterest page, and Rios' website and YouTube channel.  And be warned: all are frighteningly easy.  We caught up with the host of Dream Quest with Evette Rios on the CW Network

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Photos: Georgia Corn Maze Pays Tribute to Coca-Cola

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In 2011, a popular tourist attraction in Loganville, Ga. got a little, well, corny when it toasted the 125thanniversary of Coca-Cola by carving its 7-acre field into the iconic shape of the iconic Coke bottle. “We did generic corn mazes for our first few years in business – including a Wild West theme – but that year we decided to do something all of our guests could really relate to,” said owner Misty Duren, who opened Corn Dawgs in

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Up, Up and Away: Flying High With the Coca-Cola Balloon Team

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At the tender age of 14, Scott Spencer purchased his first hot-air balloon.  “I knew I wanted to fly, and balloons were the cheapest way to get off the ground,” says the 60-year-old, Idaho-based pilot. "But the first time I fired it up, I ended up burning up 40 acres of wheat in my dad’s field. That kept me grounded for awhile.”   But the desire to take to the skies never subsided: Spencer helped execute his first successful flight

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