We took the #vzwmaxxchallenge!

Earlier this summer, I was contacted to participate in the #VZWMaxxChallenge.

According to Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest 4G LTE network, the Droid Maxx not only outlives every other 4G LTE smartphone (with an astounding 48-hours of battery life), but it’s an absolute must play.

And play we did.

Here are some initial thoughts: [Read more…]

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

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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 🙂

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Rekorderlig Cider Makes it American Debut

Me at the Rekorderlig press dinner

America is about to get just that little more beautiful with the launch of Rekorderlig, the “Beautifully Swedish” cider that’s previously been a massive hit in both the UK and Australia.

This fall, the premium hard cider will be available in key on and off-premise locations in New York, New Jersey and Florida. [Read more…]

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…]

Penetrating Markets: A British Tale

With Stuart Trevor, original founder of ALL SAINTS, discussing his plans for Bolongaro Trevor

Considering that the United States accounts for approximately 30-percent of the world’s GDP, how do you penetrate it?

Post-Nolcha’s menswear show, I attended a Q&A at the British Consulate-General’s office to hear what Firetrap (denim/streetwear), Pretty Green (by Liam Gallagher) and Bolongaro Trevor (from the original designers behind the cult retail chain, All Saints) all had to say about how to breakthrough into the US market. [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…]

Is Dropping the ‘Yves’ from Yves Saint Laurent a Branding Fail?

Well, that’s the million dollar question, isn’t it? [Read more…]

Conflict of Pinterest: The Most Beautiful Country in the World

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What country do you deem to be the most beautiful in the world?  If you were to ask me, I would have to be bias and scream out SPAIN!

Pinterest is the new social media outlet that is literally taking over the world with pins and repins of visually appealing photographs on anything from DIY projects, to fashion, weddings, travel and more! [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…]

Social Hosting: An Airbnb Experience

Last weekend I test-drove one of the most talked-about travel accommodation websites out there: Airbnb.

I’m very pleased to report that

  • my first guests were not axe-yielding psychos
  • the house stands totally undamaged and as lovely as ever
  • my small furry one, Watson the dog, loved them and was loved back
  • the payment went through the very next day. [Read more…]