Fashionable Wearables: Scottevest Makes Luggage Obsolete

“For proof that all jackets are not created equal, check out this Inspector Gadget-worthy trench coat with, ahem, 18 pockets (hello, airport organizational skills!)”

Glamour Magazine

About a month ago, I was contacted by SCOTTeVEST and offered the opportunity to test drive their Women’s Trench Coat.

I’ve always wanted a red coat, plus it’s springtime in New York City, so it was all very serendipitous.

I’ve worn the coat consecutively out and about for the last four-weeks and let the following serve as my honest, non-biased review.

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Let’s do it! [Read more…]

Charlotte Tilbury Launches Crowd-Sourced Lipsticks

New for Valentine’s Day 2016, Charlotte Tilbury is launching two limited-edition lipsticks that have been named by her social media followers.

In a first-of-its-kind initiative for the brand, Charlotte Tilbury offered her followers an exclusive chance to become creators [Read more…]

Ooh! A Dual-Branded W And Element Hotel In Downtown Philadelphia Is Coming!

Well, now, this is very cool!

Coming to downtown Philadelphia in early 2018, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is building its first-ever W and Element dual-branded hotel development.

The 295-room W Philadelphia and 460-room Element Philadelphia [Read more…]

Whether Listening to Chesney or Reading Hemingway, Do It with Papa’s Pilar #MyHemingwayDay

Inspired by Ernest Hemingway, available in 13 markets and tasting like Kenny Chesney crooned it, Papa’s Pilar is an artisan-crafted Dark and Blonde rum.

The inaugural Dark and Blonde varieties are hand-selected from ports-of-call in the Caribbean, Central American and across the United States for their age, character and maturity, and then solera-aged and blended in a unique process using American Oak Bourbon barrels, Port Wine casks (dark only), and finishing in Spanish Sherry casks.

Bitters and Blonde

Led by Ron Call, the Papa’s Pilar team of Master Blenders wanted to take rum [Read more…]

Omg Instagram’s FollowMeTo Got Married!

I know I’m a girlie-girl who has watched too many Disney movies and episodes of O Clone to the point where this seriously just made my entire week!

Murad Osmann and Natalia Zakharova got married!

If you don’t know who that is and have been living under a rock, allow me to educate you 🙂

Murad Osmann is a Russian photographer who started a photography project with his then-girlfriend, now-wife, Natalia Zakharova called #FollowMeTo.

It’s [Read more…]

Social Media Insights From Women’s Health Magazine’s Beauty Awards 2015

Bobbi Brown at Women’s Health Magazine’s 2015 Beauty Awards Panel

This morning I attended the 2015 Women’s Health Magazine’s Beauty Awards at the Andaz Hotel on 5th Avenue.

Part of their #WHSocialMoments ongoing campaign imitative, a panel was selected to discuss the current trends in beauty, fashion and lifestyle:

  • Bobbi Brown, Makeup Artist and Founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
  • Lisa Chudnofsky, Site Director of Women’s Health Magazine
  • Lucia Moses, Senior Editor at DigiDay
  • Radhika Prakash, Brand Strategist at Pinterest
  • Valentine Uhovski, Fashion Evangelist at Tumblr

While the discussion only lasted a little less than an hour, there were great insights, stories and tidbits that were shared.

For example, did you know that Pinterest does not consider itself a social network? [Read more…]

“Coffee Surpasses Sex As The Ideal Wake-Up Call,” Says Starwood’s Le Meridien

(Image via WeHeartIt)

November marks the launch of Le Méridien’s new year-long campaign, “Inspiration Brewed Here,” designed to enrich and strengthen coffee culture in hotels around the world.

With the appointment of Esther Maasdam, as the Starwood brand’s first ever Global Latte Artist, Le Méridien will rollout 12 destination-inspired lattes. [Read more…]

Starwood Debuts SPG Keyless for World’s First Mobile Hotel Entry

With a rollout beginning November 2014 at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide’s Aloft, Element and W Hotel brands around the world, patrons of the luxury hotel fortress can now use their smartphones as their hotel key. Dubbed SPG Keyless, under the Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program, it’s a hospitality industry first.

SPG Keyless will make its official debut in 10 hotel marketing including Beijing, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles and Doha.

Always pushing the limits and [Read more…]

Things To Do With Your Acer Iconia Tab 8

In our first post on the Acer Iconia Tab 8, we discussed the more technical side of the device. This time we want to focus on the more lifestyle and day-to-day aspects of owning one of these tablets.

Students

Whether it’s a high-schooler or that daughter or son at university, the Iconia Tab 8 is a good buy for three specific reasons: cost, size and speed.

If you’re a budget conscious parent or you happen to have a ‘typical’ teenager, [Read more…]

Initial Thoughts on the Acer Iconia Tab 8

Earlier this summer, I was asked to join the an Intel Tablet Crew advocacy program to try out the new Acer Iconia Tab 8.

One of the things I enjoyed the most about it was the ability to Skype with my parents from anywhere. I didn’t need to use my iPhone (and kill the battery) or lug my laptop around.

As long as I had wi-fi I was able stay in touch with my family at the other end of the country and nothing is more amazing than that.

So let’s talk some specifics and get a little techy here. [Read more…]