Monday, November 30, 2009

A Gift To Fit Every Size and Every Age - Body Design Gift Certificates

Can you believe it?  Christmas is coming.

Some years I get my mom something she can wear. Other years I get her something practical and in between I pick up some sort of new technology that I think she should be updated on.  Most years she doesn't like it, it doesn't fit, it's not her style and she doesn't want to learn one more thing that has to do with technology.

So what have I learned? My "go-to" gift every year is a Body Design gift certificate.
A gift certificate from Body Design is always appreciated because it is the versatile gift that has something for everybody. Recipients can choose from personal training sessions, fitness classes, massage, facials, body treatments and more.

Call Kathleen or Amanda at 949.719.2600 or e-mail

Visit  to see the full list of services available.

Julee Wilson of Real Simple Gift Guide Picks Include Halsea for M-Edge Kindle Cover

Julee Wilson, the go-to gal on beauty and fashion at Real Simple, just released her "Julees Fabulous Holiday Gift Guide".  Who should be included but our favorite travel item this holiday -- the Halsea for M-Edge Kindle Jacket

To see her fav's click here:

Halsea Featured in Splendicity + My Favorite Everything!

Halsea, our favorite beach-chic travel bag company, was just featured on two great sites - My Favorite Everything and Splendicity

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

And Twins Make Five Reviews The Pulse Slither Drift Scooter

Check out the And Twins Make Five review and why Stephanie says, like so many children, her kids can't get enough of The Pulse Slither Drift Scooter.

Thanks Stephanie!

Kids Trends Weekly Magazine Recommends The Pulse Slither Drift Scooter


Kids Trends Weekly Magazine this month features The Pulse Slither Drift Scooter as their #1 pick for fun and affordability in their 2009 Holiday Gift Guide claiming the Slither is "no ordinary scooter"

Thanks Amy!

Mommy PR Features The Slither Drift Scooter

The Bravo Sports Pulse Slither Drift Scooter was also featured on Mommy PR this month, check out the review and why the Slither received the Mommy PR award!

Thank you to Angela and Mommy PR for the very prestigious honor! The Slither received the Mommy PR based on price, fun, entire family friendly, design, and use. Very exciting!!

Also, be sure to check out Mommy PR's has two Slither test-drive videos that really capture the Pulse Slither in action.

Thanks, Angela

Is It Monday Already? Reviews The Pulse Slither Scooter

Lisa from Is It Monday Already? wrote a great review about the Pulse Slither Drift Scooter, saying, The Slither "takes the idea of a scooter in a new direction," and with the scooters often taking the place of bikes for many kids these days, its a great price too!

Thanks for the review Lisa!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My Favorite Everything Features Casey Cochran's Barefoot Marathon Quest

If you live in Orange County, you might have seen Casey Cochran, founder of the Green Guide Network, running PCH barefoot anywhere between Huntington and Laguna Beach. His training for the upcoming Santa Barbara Marathon has him running like mad, having logged over 100 miles in three different states.

His goal to run a barefoot marathon is part of his quest to raise $5000 and/or put a 1000 pairs of shoes on kids in need worldwide through TOMS. If you want to donate money or buy a pair of TOMS shoes for yourself, they will give a pair to a child in need, go to to get the link so Casey gets credit towards his goal.
For a fun take on Casey's adventure you've got to see My Favorite Everything, a new blog to make busy lives brighter.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Favorite Everything Reviews "Look Who Is Coming..." By Vazu Kids

"Look Who Is Coming...", my new go to gift to give this holiday to the new moms on my list, was just featured today on the new blog "My Favorite Everything".

You can read why Shanna Coady, the expert on favorite things to make your busy life brighter, loves this book. The review comes with amazing photos of how easy it is to insert your photos into the book, making it interactive for your children.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Irvine, CA - November 10, 2009 -- "Look Who Is Coming...", the premiere title from VaZu Kids is a charming, interactive tale that is personalized for each child via the inclusion of photos of friends, family and other special people in the child's life.

Designed for children 8 months and up, "Look Who Is Coming..." allows your child to take the starring role in the storytelling and is the perfect book to incorporate friends, family favorite animals and more by simply sliding a photo into the built in tabs.

Everyone from teachers to mothers and grandmothers love the interactive element of this book. "With this book, a child is given the opportunity to essentially create his or her own story. By using the unique approach of personalizing through photos, this book not only helps children identify colors, objects and numbers, it also presents a whole new method of learning that is both practical and fun," says Elizabeth Pernik, long-time educator and grandmother of 3.

Experience the simplistic beauty of the illustrations as "Look Who Is Coming..." stimulates your child and contributes to his or her development. "Look Who Is Coming..." will encourage your child to count, identify people, object and colors and develop facial recognition and fine motor skills while following different friends along the way.

While "Look Who Is Coming..." is a perfect book for all young children, the concept for the book was born specifically to address the needs of hte author's young son who was diagnosed with Autism. Determined to use all the tools at their disposal to help their son overcome his daignosis, what began as pictures taped to sheets of plain white paper evolved into a colorful, engaging story book about all the most important people in their son's life.
Follow the link below to click through the book and view the instructional video to learn how to insert your own personal photos and personalize "Look Who Is Coming..."

"Look Who Is Coming..." was designed and written by Zuma Ayriyan and John Khachatryan and illustrated by Lenley Makela. It is currently available on and in select bookstores and children's stores nationwide. "Look Who Is Coming..." retails for $13.99.

Pulse Slither In Pixie Magazine

The New Pulse Slither drift scooter was just featured in December/January issue of Pixie Magazine. This scooter will give teen, tweens and adults hours of fun as they slide, drift and slither their way around. The Slither scooter brings the fun of snowboarding, skiing and surfing into a street toy.

Thanks, Gabrielle Winkel!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Halsea Featured In Newport Beach Magazine

O-Mama Is Front Page News

O-Mama, the online resource for news and events from a moms perspective, is front page news today! This Daily Pilot article is a must-read.

Thanks, Brianna Bailey!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Momma Findings' Slither Review on Lifetime Moms

Momma Findings recently posted a great review on the new Pulse Slither Scooter that we wrote about yesterday.

Sara Patterson, the momma behind Momma Findings, has recently joined the Lifetime team... yes, Lifetime TV... as a partner on their Lifetime Moms website. Her Momma Findings Slither review was just posted to the Lifetime Moms site. Be sure to scroll down to see the story.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Reviews are Rolling In...

for the ALL NEW Pulse Slither Drift Scooter from Bravo Sports and the kids can't get enough!!

Mom of 2 Boys, Wife of 1 and Is It Monday Already just posted two great reviews about the Slither. Both sites are also doing giveaways so if are feeling lucky and want to get your hands on what will surely be one of the HOTTEST gifts this year for someone special on your list, check out the posts and enter!!

Stay tuned for more Pulse Slither news as the Holiday Countdown continues!!

Kids LA Magazine Features Bravo Sports' SpongeBob Skateboard

LA Parent Features Bravo Sports Products At Shooting Stars Event

Several of the Bravo Sports products like the Slither scooter and Tony Hawk Skateboards were given away to lucky winners at the LA Parent Shooting Stars Event. Congrats to the lucky winners!

Sports Illustrated Kids Features SpongeBob Skateboard

Bravo Sports' SpongeBob Skateboard is featured in the November Issue of Sports Illustrated Kids. The "Gotta Get It Guide" is on newsstands now. Be sure to get a copy of the magazine!
Thanks, Justin Tejada!


Toys & Family Entertainment Magazine Hightlights The Slither Scooter

Thanks, Nancy Lombardi!

Momof2BoysWifeof1 Features Pulse Slither Drift Scooter

Pulse Slither, the latest extreme scooter from Pulse, was just featured on the blog Mom of 2 Boys Wife of 1. Be sure to check out the review!

Thanks, Lisa!

Mama Findings Reviews The NEW Pulse Slither Scooter

Mama Findings wrote a great review of the NEW Pulse Slither drift scooter. It also has a great video so you can see the Slither in action.

Be sure to check in with Mama Findings as the Slither will be included in Mama Findings 2009 Holiday Gift Guide, which should come out mid-November.

Thanks, Sara!

Monday, November 9, 2009

KCAL Features Casey Cochran of The Green Guide Network

KCAL ran an amazing story today about Casey Cochran and his quest to put 1000 pairs of shoes on kids by running the Santa Barbara Marathon barefoot this December 6. You've got to see it!

To donate money to Friends of TOMS or to buy a pair of TOMS for yourself and in turn give one to a child, go to the Green Guide Network to get the link so you can donate to Casey's cause.

O Mama Adds Commom Sense On Momversation

O Mama, a website that discusses current news and events from a mom's perspective, recently posted an article on Momversation called "Save Your Silver Bullets". We thought you would be interested in reading it.

With a little humor and a lot of common sense, aims to be a constructive voice in the political and social issues of our time.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Casey Cochran - Green Guide Network - To Be On KCAL On MONDAY

Tune into KCAL on Monday November 9th for their 2:00 and 5:00 news. Casey Cochran's story about running the Santa Barbara Marathon barefoot to help put 1000 pairs of TOMS Shoes on kids around the world

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Daily Pilot Features Casey Cochran's Barefoot Marathon Quest

Brianna Bailey from the Daily Pilot wrote a great story about Casey Cochran's quest to run the Santa Barbara Marathon barefoot to raise money for kids who need shoes worldwide.
Go to the Green Guide Network get the links to donate or to buy a pair of TOMS Shoes for yourself and in turn giving one to a child in need.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

GUILTY PLEASURES -- Spring Awakening Rocks the OC

The Tony Award-Winning HIT musical Spring Awakening is making it's Orange County debut at the Orange County Performing Arts Center this month and I, for one, cannot wait to see it!

In celebration of its debut, following a performance of the show, BRAVO! Young Professionals for The Center - a support group of the Orange County Performing Arts Center - is hosting a Spring Awakening Cast Party in conjunction with Sports Club/LA on Thursday, November 19. (see invite for details) Bravo members and invited guests will be rocking out and sipping Stella Artois and cocktails from Skyy Vodka while mixing and mingling with the all-star cast of this incredible show.

Click here to get a sneak preview of the show and listen to the soundtrack-

To get more information about BRAVO! or the Spring Awakening Cast Party and Show, please contact Rachel Scandling at the OCPAC - 714.556.2122, x4259 or email her at