Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
As a regular supporter of sustainability initiatives worldwide CEO and Founder of the Green Guide Network, Casey Cochran will be running the Santa Barbara Marathon (December 6) barefoot in support of TOMS Shoes’ mission. His barefoot efforts will help to raise awareness and provide shoes to children in need worldwide with the goal of improving their health, education and quality of life.
“It’s been an interesting process – the idea came to me running one evening on the beach. I wanted to do something that raise awareness for a genuine charity as well as challenge myself personally.”
Casey’s goal is to put over 1000 pairs of shoes on kids feet worldwide and is now collecting sponsors and donations. Those interested in supporting his quest, can donate to the cause two different ways:
The Santa Barbara Marathon will be Casey’s 4th marathon bid but first barefoot attempt. Anyone interested in sponsoring Casey in this effort should contact: Casey@greenguidenetwork.com
Casey Cochran doesn’t wear socks. (Saving himself gallons of water each year.)
He also doesn’t buy new furniture, new clothes or pay over $10 a month in electricity bills. Thanks to his commitment to living green, he has learned to be creative, innovative and economical when it comes to life’s necessities and luxuries.
An avid climber and music enthusiast, he travels frequently and his signature style is so right on, that he was just recognized by Orange Coast magazine as an 2009 OC LOOK honoree, a list of Orange County’s most stylish people.
The Green Guide Network’s grassroots, ultra-local perspective provides specific, up-to-the-minute info on the latest green initiatives, people, products and organizations in each city, including: Environmental Organizations & Events; Local Farmers Markets & Natural Foods Restaurants; Outdoor Sports & Activities; Recycling Centers; Natural Health; Fitness & Body Care; Transportation; Kids, Pets & Family; and Green Homes & Gardens.
In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in a village in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. To date, TOMS has given over 150,000 pairs* of shoes to children around the world. TOMS’ goal is to give 300,000 pairs of new shoes to children in need in 2009 – but with recent successes, TOMS is hopeful of giving even more.
*As of August 1, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
With NOTHING OVER $200, you will be able to find some fantastic pieces for unbelievable prices. And, the mini-consult you can get from the participating designers is your Gift With Purchase!
Check out the write up from Lisa Boone @ the LA TIMES -- http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/home_blog/2009/10/the-deal-designer-tag-sale-saturday-in-costa-mesa-.html
GREAT DEALS FROM GREAT DESIGNERS, who could ask for more!! Shop early and pass the word!!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 10am-2pm
466 East 18th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
The Designer Tag Sale is an upscale interior designer yard/tag sale hosted by Keri Shrimpton that will feature over ten of Orange County and Los Angeles' top designers selling items from their personal inventories including small furniture such as side-tables, lamps, rugs, pillows, art, accessories and more at incredibly low prices! At our tag sales nothing is over $200, and prices run as low as $5. Lots of holiday gift potential!!
Domino and Sunset magazines recently held similar successful events.
The following interior designers are confirmed: Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise, Jolene Ballard and Amanda Malson of Domicile Interior Design, Zak Graff of Barclay Butera, Lindsey Dann of Former Furniture, Krista Ewart of Krista Ewart Design, Natalie Umbert of Atelier Natalie Umbert, Rick Campos of Christopher Tracy Interiors, Steve Jones of Better Shelter, Keri Shrimpton of Keri Shrimpton Design, Krista Browne of Krista Browne Designs, Dianne Kraus of Green Tangerine, and Sabina Vavra of Madison West Interiors.
Vendors include Happy Mundane, m[E] Material Environment, Richie Design, The Red Velvet Company, SMARTY, and Yelp will participate as a media sponsor.
The Designer Tag Sale also features mini-consultations and appraisals by designers, a silent auction, a raffle and more. Entertainment includes a bar, light passed appetizers and beauty treatments.
Gift bags are offered to the first thirty attendees including gift certificates, coupons, and other fun items. Any left-over designer inventory is donated to The Sheepfold (a women with children’s shelter). Entry fee is $10. Cash only; designers will not have credit card capabilities.
We greatly look forward to your participation and support!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Orange Coast magazine recently named him of the 15 most stylish in Orange County. Congrats!
M-Edge announces partnership with Halsea, bringing a selection of beach-inspired patterns to its hit line of Kindle jackets
ODENTON, Md., (BUSINESS WIRE) – M-Edge Accessories – the leading provider of accessories for eReaders – announced today a new partnership with California-based accessories designer Sally Bartz of Halsea, a beach-chic travel bag and accessories company. M-Edge is launching a new, high-end line of protective Kindle covers featuring Halsea’s colorful beach-inspired fabrics and designs.
The Halsea for M-Edge Kindle jackets retail for $69.99, but are currently on sale for $59.99 for a limited time. The jackets are available in two patterns: Little Harbor, a classic lattice print with a bamboo twist in Kelp Green, Coffee Brown, and Navy Blue; and Boat Canyon, a charming pattern of crabs climbing on tangled rope available in Ocean Teal and Bonfire Brown. The Halsea for M-Edge covers will protect Kindle from damage while the colorful ocean-inspired patterns lend a beach-y tone to the beautifully constructed styles.
For M-Edge, the partnership was borne of the desire to diversify their standard line of protective leather Kindle covers into different materials and patterns. To that end, M-Edge CEO Patrick Mish looked no further than his own home for inspiration. His wife, a big fan of Halsea’s beach-inspired line of luxe luggage and stylish accessories, knew the prints would appeal to the sophisticated tastes of Kindlers.
“The Halsea for M-Edge jackets are guaranteed to make a splash in the Kindle accessories market,” says M-Edge CEO Patrick Mish. “With the Halsea for M-Edge jackets, we are proving our commitment to provide Kindle users with trendsetting, fashion-forward designs to outfit their devices. Halsea’s casual luxury mixed with the functionality of each of Sally’s designs is right in tune with the needs of the Kindle and M-Edge consumer, and we are thrilled with the results of our collaboration.”
For Halsea designer Sally Bartz, adding the Halsea for M-Edge Kindle jacket adds a new dimension to her line of travel bags and accessories, which features several styles in patterns and colors that mix and match.
“Having spent a lifetime at the beach, I know the first thing I throw into my beach bag or take on vacation is a great book. The partnership with M-Edge to design a cover for the increasingly popular Kindle is an organic extension of my current line and has given me an opportunity to bring the easy sophistication of Halsea to a cutting-edge industry,” says Bartz. “There are so many Kindlers who use their devices as a leisure activity or a vacation accessory and they deserve to transfer some of that ‘vacation style’ to outfitting their device.”
Timeless and brilliantly functional, every Halsea for M-Edge Kindle jacket is constructed of a laminated canvas with finishing touches of leather on the exterior, and a front flap that closes securely as well as folds back for easy reading via a hidden magnetic closure. The jacket’s interior is made of lush brown synthetic microsuede and includes a side pocket for storage of papers as well as a smaller business card pocket and pen loop. Kindle is held in place via a sturdy four-point mounting system made of soft brown leather. The jacket is also compatible with M-Edge’s innovative e-Luminator2 booklight, for use when reading in low-light environments.
About M-Edge Accessories, LLC
Founded in 2006 as an answer to the growing market for eReader accessories, M-Edge Accessories is a privately-held company headquartered in Odenton, Maryland. Over the past three years, M-Edge's product line has grown to include several lines of jackets for the most popular eBook devices on the market, including Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, iRex DR1000, and Bookeen Cybook. M-Edge strives to continually develop inventive and stylish products to enhance the eReading experience all while providing superior customer service. The company has seen its jackets featured in O, The Oprah Magazine and People, among others, and continues to lead the market in cutting edge eReader accessories.
After more than a decade spent designing accessories for surf apparel giants such as Roxy, Volcom, and Paul Frank, Sally Bartz created Halsea in 2004 for women who embrace laid-back luxury and travel in style. The California 1970’s inspired line offers a wide selection of travel bags and essentials from roller duffels and suitcases to totes, cosmetic bags and clutch wallets available in each of Halsea’s four coordinating colorful, beach-inspired prints. Halsea’s travel bags and accessories have been spotted on TV from “How I Met Your Mother” to “Today” and “Good Morning America,” in magazines such as Coastal Living, Real Simple, Elle Accessories and many others, as well as on the arm of gals-on-the-go from Coast to Coast. Halsea also has celebrity fans including Jenna Fisher, Alison Sweeney, Vanessa Hudgens, among others. The complete Halsea collection is currently available to view and to purchase on the web at http://www.halsea.com/.
Amazon and Kindle are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Halsea for M-Edge and M-Edge e-Luminator are trademarks of M-Edge Accessories, LLC. All other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
SOURCE: M-Edge Accessories, LLC M-Edge Accessories, LLC Devon MishVice President, Public Relations & Marketing714.firstname.lastname@example.org For Halsea:Lauren Townsend/Allison OlmsteadTownsend Olmstead Media Co.email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org://www.tomediaco.com/
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Alicia has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St. Mary’s College of California. Through her creativity, professionalism and attention to detail, Alicia has created lasting relationships with her clients while achieving their visions. Alicia’s passion for style and design translates into her event planning as she draws inspiration from legends such as Coco Chanel and Dolce & Gabana as well as cutting-edge contemporary designers and visionaries including Abigail Lorick, Philip Lim and Christian Loubitan.