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…]

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.

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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…]

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…]

7 Unique Stocking Stuffers and Gifts for the Chic Man or Woman in Your Life

Christmas on Wall Street

Stocking Stuffers alert! Or rather need a gift for your boyfriend? Your mother who has everything? You father who is hard to read and you can’t figure out what in the world to get him? What about your picky/choosey sister? Or your little brother who thinks he’s a South Beach bartender wrecking havoc in your family’s kitchen?

Oh, dearies, then this list is for you 🙂

(Click on titles of items for links)

 

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Swoon: A Dating App By Women For Women

Love is in the air.

Swoon, the mobile dating app young professionals use to meet new people, is back with new features and a sleeker design. [Read more…]

Ladies First at Luluvise: Is there such a thing as too pink?

Imagine a social network that is like one giant sorority: This is what Alexandra Chong has been building over the past 6 months since launching Luluvise. Her platform, defines itself as a space dedicated to “girl time, all the time”, and attempts to re-create the patterns of close female friendship online. [Read more…]

Don’t Forget To K.I.T.! … BFFs?

City LightsImage via weheartit.com

By: Alexandra Campuzano, guest blogger

For the past few months I’ve been adjusting to life in a new city.

Anyone who has made a change from a city they consider home to a city that is virtually the opposite of home will understand the transition is tougher than anyone might have warned you about.

Prior to the big move, friends who had made similar transitions tossed bouquets of advice my way.

“Don’t forget to keep a weekly and monthly budget”, “Make sure your place has a night guard”, “Have a few months of rent and utilities in your savings account, you know, just in case”,”Don’t be afraid to live off Cup-o-noodle—it’s a perfectly decent meal.” [Read more…]