Monday, August 23, 2010


Many folks are feeling the pinch this holiday season, but that doesn’t mean you have to put coal in your stocking!

Below are 18 holiday gifts for kids ages 3+, which offer hours of outdoor fun all for under $50. Bravo Sports prides itself on manufacturing the best quality products for the best price, making them THE go-to resource for great gifts and incredible prices.

Here’s to a happy and wallet-friendly holiday.

Pogo Sticks - $19.99-$39.99
Disney Princess(Pinks) and Disney Fairies (Purple and Pink) Quad Skates: $39.99 Diamond Retro Quad Skate - $39.99

Barbie and Bakugan Skootboards - $24.99; Dora 2 Wheeled Scooter - $24.99; and Bubble Scooter
X-Games Ramp $39.99; X-Games Kinked Grind Rail - $49.99
Kryptonics Sound Combo - $39.99; Kryptonics Board & Bag Combo $19.99; Kryptonics Shredder Set $49.99; Kryptonics Locker Board - $14.99; OP Retro Cuiser - $29.99

Friday, August 20, 2010


Bravo Sports Corp., a global leader in the recreational and sporting goods markets, is proud to announce the release of four skateboard combo sets from the Kryptonics Skateboards line.

Geared for kids ages 8 and up, the combo sets include cool extras from pads and helmets to headphones or a shoulder bag with the purchase of a skateboard. Sold at Sears, Toys R’ Us, Walmart and Kmart among other major retailers, the combo sets are great for back to school or as a killer holiday gift.

The Kryptonics Skateboard combo sets include:

a. The Rocker Combo: Skateboard and a helmet; $39.99 exclusively at Sears

b. The Shredder Combo: Skateboard, helmet and pads; $49.99 at Toys R’ Us

c. The Sound Series Combo; Skateboard and headphones; $39.99 exclusively at Kmart

d. Skateboard and Bag Combo: Skateboard and shoulder bag; $19.99 exclusively at Walmart

To receive hi-res images and/or request samples of these product, please contact Townsend Olmstead Media Co. – or 949.722.8488.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Halsea’s Best Selling Handbag

The Ocean Ave Tote from Halsea has become the go to bag for gals-on-the-go. Whether you want a back to school bag or you need a tote for everyday, the OCEAN AVE Halsea Tote is a hobo style with a removable cross-body strap and a shorter strap for easy carrying.

Halsea designer, Sally Bartz says, “Halsea customers love this handbag because of its easy resort style. Who doesn’t’ want to be reminded of a vacation?!” The best selling handbag for the company, this soft canvas bag is lined with Halsea’s signature pink satin and features an inside zip pocket with leather trim. It retails for $95 and is available on

The hobo tote is available in the following prints: the newest Halsea print Kona Koi, a fish-scale inspired print, in Aqua and Sunset; China Cove, shell print, in blue and pink; and Little Harbor, a crisp bamboo lattice print, in coffee and kelp.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Bravo Sports Corp., the global leader in the recreational and sporting goods markets, is launching retro style skateboards from OP, Ocean Pacific, this holiday season.

 Available at Walmart, the new OP boards come in two styles, Retro Cruiser and Old School Longboard.

OP Old School Longboard (lime green) - 36”; $59.99

OP Retro Cruiser (red) - 28”; $29.99

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Halsea Holiday 2010

Looking for a holiday gifts under $50?
Need something for your jet-setting sister?
Want to splurge on a show-stopping gift?

Halsea, the beach chic travel bag company, is offering a full line of totes, handbags, suitcases, roller duffles, clutches, make up bags and more this holiday.

With four prints and eight color ways, the shell pink and coffee brown Sunset collection is the perfect match to the aqua and kelp green Aquatic Collection, making any Halsea bag easy to mix and match.

Here are a few of Halsea designer, Sally Bartz’s favorite gifts:

Large Tote – Everyone love this bag from celebrities to moms. With six pockets on the inside and laminated canvas on the outside, this bag goes everywhere from the beach to the gym to the farmer’s market to the airplane.

Under $50 - Our Small Make Up Bag ($40) and the Sunglasses Case ($30) have long been staples of every Halsea girl. I love the small make up bag not only for make-up but also to keep my cell phone, camera and other essentials organized in my tote.

Roller Duffle – I can be efficient if I have to, but I love the Roller Duffle because I can carry everything I need to get away. People love this style because of the Doctor Bag opening and the pink lining on the inside. It is a show stopper and a great gift for someone who travels a lot or just wishes she did.

For samples, hi-res images or interview requests, contact: TO Media Co or

Monday, August 16, 2010

TO Media Co + Halsea

Sally Bartz, the designer and creator of the effortlessly chic Halsea line of travel bags and accessories, is amazing.  In just four years, her bags have become the definition of beach chic lifestyle and are now carried in stores nationwide.

When she first launched her line in 2006, she hired TO Media Co to handle her public relations and introduce Halsea to the press.  She has been a client ever since.   

Halsea bags have appeared in countless national magazines and national TV shows, as well as local Orange County press, while Sally herself has been featured in Coastal Living, Orange Coast, Riviera, Romantic Homes and on KABC and KTLA.

Bravo Sports, Pulse and Other Big Brands Offer Toys With A Retro Nod For Holiday 2010

With a nod to kids’ favorite toys for generations, Bravo Sports, the global leader in the recreational and sporting goods markets, is referring back to the 1970’s fun this holiday with Pogo Sticks; 4-wheeled skates; scooters like the Kick ‘N Go built after a 1970’s version and the Pavement King with a wood deck; Barbie skateboards and skateboards from the 70’s surf giant Op. Toys start at $19.99.

Bravo Sports, with a stable of market-leading brands including Pulse™, Quik Shade™, Moto Shade™, Airzone™, Tony Hawk™, Birdhouse™, Darkstar™, Kryptonics™, Hyper™ and Variflex™ also has leading licenses with partners like Nickelodeon, Mattel, Cartoon Network and Disney. “This holiday, we wanted to make fun holiday toys that the kids want to play with day after day,” says Leo Pais, Bravo Sports CEO. “Our outdoor toys are made of quality materials to endure hours of use but with a price that doesn’t break the bank.”

Bravo Sports products are available online at, and other major retailers such as Walmart, Target, Toys R Us and more.

For prices, samples or photos, contact: TO Media Co. or

Friday, August 13, 2010

Society Scene by Kelly Bennett & OC LOOK

Orange Coast magazine's OC LOOK party celebrating the more stylish people in Orange County was just featured in Kelly Bennett's Society Scene.

To see more from the OC LOOK party, click here for a video:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

TO Media Co. Has An Amazing Month With National Magazines

At TO Media Co. we have been working like crazy on holiday gift guides and other stories for national magazines.  I know - Christmas in August?!   But it will all pay off when you see the great gift guides these magazines are rolling out, starting in November. 

Here is a list of the national magazines that we are working with right now:



Woman’s Day

Better Homes & Gardens

Continental Magazine

Real Simple


Cooking Light

Bon Apettit

Southern Living

Cookbook Digest

Cooking With Paula Deen

Semi- Homemade

Romantic Country

Yum Magazine

Romantic Homes


One Pan Recipes

Family Circle

Good Housekeeping


Eating Well

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Halsea Seen in Fine Magazine and Palm Beach Magazine

We are crazy in love with the new Halsea print - Kona Koi. And it looks like everyone else is too! 

Check out Palm Beach Magazine and Fine Magazine featuring Halsea's Kona Koi Roller Duffle and Large Tote.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE!! OC Look 2010 Event Revelers Strike a Pose for JDRF OC

Now until August 31, become a friend of Orange Coast magazine on Facebook (click here -!/orangecoastmag) and you can vote for the image you like best from the OC Look 2010 Photo Studio.  The person with the most comments/likes gets a family portrait session and a framed 18" x 24" with ...Emotion Portrait Studios' awesome David Capron.

Thanks again David for the great shots and for your support of OC Look!!!


The 3rd Annual OC Look event was hosted by Orange Coast magazine and benefitted the JDRF Orange County Dream Guild.  This year's event raised $15,000 for the organization, while honoring 16 individuals
who are defining Orange County's style.

California Blooms are picture perfect in YUM for Kids Magazine!

The only thing we think is more precious than all those adorable kids are the
BEAUTIFUL California Blooms Roses on the table!

Thanks to Jacqueline De Montravel of YUM for Kids for incorporating California Blooms into your shoot!

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