“XOLCATION” is an original web series executive produced and created by Eduardo Xol (pronounced soul), who is best known for his work as a member of the design team for the two-time Emmy award-winning international hit, “Extreme Makeover Home Edition.” Eduardo continues to work in television, currently serving as a lifestyle expert on Utilisima, a Fox International Network reaching more than 21 million homes in 34 territories across the Americas and throughout the Balkans.
“XOLCATION” documents the renovation of a California weekend beach house belonging to celebrity couple Jennifer Finnigan and Jonathan Silverman. Eduardo assembled a special team of close friends and talented individuals for this project. The goal? To create a brand and product integrated web series that brings the “vacation at home” experience to an outdated living space, which is in much need of a facelift to truly become a home away from home to relax and enjoy as if on vacation.
The series begins with a special focus on the bathrooms and kitchen that quickly evolves into a much larger project. Eduardo’s inspiration for the renovation came from his first visit to Kohler, Wisconsin. When Eduardo began working with his clients, he decided to pitch the documentation of the project to KOHLER and “XOLCATION” was born.
This is the first complete renovation that Eduardo is fully in charge of since leaving “Extreme Makeover Home Edition”. It gives the viewer a rare and intimate look at Eduardo’s life while getting valuable information about planning and executing a home renovation project of this magnitude. “XOLCATION” is a hybrid of documented reality and produced entertainment. Kohler will be the main presenter of this web series and is co-producing the project with Eduardo’s production team at Eduardo Xol, Inc.
Eduardo’s cast for the web series includes his clients, Jennifer Finnigan and Jonathan Silverman. Finnigan is a three-time Emmy Award-winning actress, who next stars in the new David E. Kelly series “Monday Mornings” set to air on TNT. While Silverman is best known for his film role in “Weekend at Bernie’s, he recently wrapped the movie “Self Storage” and stars in and directed National Lampoon’s “Another Dirty Movie”.
Eduardo’s on-camera cast also includes Dinah Leffert (Project Manager), Richard Morales (Communications Director), Trey Payment (Personal Assistant), K.C. Morgan (Design and Build Associate), Bryan Cooper (Lead Carpenter) and Daniel Lopez (General Contractor). Alexander Jeffrey, who is not seen on camera, serves as the Director of the web series.
The Lazio Region of Italy is located in the central area of the Italian peninsula and is the divide between the north and the south. The west coast of this region overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea. Since the country of Italy is commonly known as the shape of a boot… to get an idea of its geographic location just look down at your leg and it would be located just above and below your knee. The name Lazio (pronounced ‘lattsjo) comes from the Latin, LATIUM. Lazio is divided into five Provinces – Frosinone (FR), Latina (LT), Rieti (RT), Roma (RM), and Viterbo (VT).
Lazio Region and Provinces
The Lazio region is rich in culture and history perhaps most famously for being the center of the Roman Empire as well it is the world center of the Catholic religion home to the Vatican. The foundation of ancient Rome begins in the 8th century BC. Outside of Rome this region is mostly plains and hills with a mountain region located in the Province of Rieti.
More than have the population of the entire region live in or around the city of Rome. Lazio is the third most populated and the second richest region of Italy. Rome has pioneered many engineering feats that have been the foundation of the technologies we benefit from today. The area has inspired countless motion pictures like Gladiator.
There is no argument that can be made how much this region has influenced and inspired the world for centuries and that influence has even stretched to Urbanfloor and our Villa Caprisi Collection and hence the name ‘Lazio’ as the name of one of the 8-colors in this collection. To view photos and get more details simply visit HERE.
So have you ever been to McDonald’s when they do the Monopoly game promotion and ever think to yourself… does anyone ever actually win these contests?
In a previous blog under the Contests section we announced a dealer contest at the Surfaces 2012 trade show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in viva Las Vegas, NV. Dealers at the show could visit our booth and enter into a drawing to win a trip for two to Rome, Italy. The motivation for the trip was to promote our newest collection Villa Caprisi with an Italian inspired design using brushed European Oak.
Talk is cheap and people want to see it to believe it right? So here you go. This is the winner of our Win a Trip to Italy drawing at the Surfaces 2012 trades show:
Shawn Zand of Best Floor from Anaheim, CA
Congratulations to Shawn Zand of Best Floor from Anaheim, CA for being the lucky winner of our Trip for Two to Italy at the Surfaces 2012 Expo!
So you see, people really do win these “thingies” called contests. Who knows maybe you’re next! Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and our website for the latest and the greatest.