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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Feb. 29: Exclusive MadMen Collection Preview at Banana Republic Stores

The new Banana Republic MadMen Collection is launching March 1st. Click here to see pictures from the collection, and get details on the latest fashions. If you're a fan, check the locations on the picture above for a sneak peak party at your local story.  Banana Republic card holders will receive early access to the collection.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Luxe Hotels Offers Facebook Contest to Award Travel Packages

Luxe Hotels has kicked off a Facebook contest in coordination with the launch of their new signature 360° package, a wraparound luxury service that includes a personal town car pick up and drop off service at a Los Angeles airport. Mmm... that sounds kinda good, right?

Here are the details about the contest.  The contest will award the winning couples a chance to experience the Luxe Hotels 360° package, by offering a complimentary stay for two at any of the three Luxe Hotels in California—the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel in Beverly Hills, the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel  in Bel Air, and the Luxe City Center Hotel in Downtown, Los Angeles.

To vie for the Let Us Sweep You Off Your Feet contest, Luxe Hotel Facebook fans will need to post a descriptor of what they love about LA—in 360 characters or less, on the Luxe Hotels Facebook page, starting on February 7.  Each month, for the duration of the contest, one lucky couple will be awarded the prize, selected from the most compelling posts uploaded on The choice, as to which Luxe Hotel to be swept off their feet  at, will be theirs.

“With the Luxe Hotels 360° package, you actually get 360 degrees of service, meaning personal attention and the signature style of service that defines the Luxe Hotels brand,” said CEO Efrem Harkham. “Those who have ever waited on the long taxi or rental car lines so typical at LAX and the Burbank airport, will be especially pleased with the personal town car service.”

In addition to airport pick up and drop off, this package includes the use of an iPad2 for the duration of the stay, a luxurious upgraded room, a complimentary bottle of Shiraz wine, daily American breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi.  Now that's traveling in style!

In case you don't want to leave things to chance, the package, is now available for booking at all three hotels, runs at a nightly rate of $360, requires a two night minimum stay and is discounted to $265 every night, thereafter.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Los Angeles Fashion Designers Show in London during Fashion Week

Pictured from left: Curly V, Chris Erven, Alana Hale, Victor Wilde & Jen Awad.
A group of savvy Los Angeles Fashion Designers packed up their winter clothes to brave the snow and cold temperatures to bring their designs to London this week.  The designers made a special appearance at the Loading Bay Gallery at Truman Brewery in East London. “Having the opportunity to be an L.A. designer showing in London has been a once in a lifetime experience - meeting with London based press and buyers has put L.A back on a global fashion platform” says designer Jen Awad.  In addition to  Jen Award, designers showing in London included Alana Hale, Curly V, Victor Wilde, and Chris Erven. Collections from  Kittinhawk, Robynn Molino, Kao Pao Shu and Bijou Van Ness were also on show.

It's great to see these talented designers gaining global exposure for their work. Los Angeles has a very productive and innovative group of designers producing great fashions and it's great to see this collective getting out there and show what they can do!  We'll see more from this group during the upcoming Los Angeles Fashion Week.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Facebook Giveaway Today from Tulle

If you're looking for something for free on this Valentines, and want to try your hand at a giveway, here's a good one from Tulle. Tulle is having a Facebook contest for a chance to win a $100 gift card to today only! Simply click over to Tulle's Facebook page  and you will have the chance to win by leaving a comment.  Plus today only 20% off dresses! Enter code: Vday20 at checkout.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

NYFW: Misha Vaidya Sketch for Fall 2012

The By Misha Fall 2012 collection, designed by emerging British designer Misha Vaidya, offers a color palette of rich jeweled tones in fuschia, emerald, mustard and royal blues accentuating sparkling blacks and golden layered sequin.  Fabric and textures blend to create regal gowns, cocktail dresses, tops and trousers fit for royalty from our childhood story books with an elegant grown-up touch. By Misha will debut the Fall 2012 collection on February 10, 2012.  This preview sketch looks Academy Awards worthy!  Misha Vaidya will be showing her Fall 2012 collection on Friday February 10, 2012 from 6-8pm at the Bernarducci Meisel Gallery.

Snoopy Valentines Twitter Party & Giveaway

So many people loved the Snoopy Twitter party we did back in December for Christmas, that Snoopy has decided to do another one just for Valentines day!  You're all invited to join us on February 8 at 9:00PM EST/6:00PM PST for a #snoopyvalentine Twitter party co-hosted by Snoopy and Charlie Brown’s favorite little red-headed girl, singer-actress Ariana Grande, star of Nickelodeon's "Victorious"!
Simply log on to Twitter and use hashtag #snoopyvalentine to follow all the fun!

Pictured: The  Valentine's Snoopy Prize Package
But wait, there's more! Our sister site, The Recessionista is hosting a giveaway of 3 Snoopy Peanuts Prize Packs featuring fashionable Tees from Uniqlo.   Click here to enter to win! Happy Valentines Peanuts lovers!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tanger Outlets Twitter Contest: A chance to win a gift card for Social Deal sharing

If you're a bargainista that likes outlet shopping, and you have a Twitter ID or use social media, you might want to check this one out. Tanger Outlets is running a Twitter contest and asking shoppers to post their bargains online.  Here's how it works. Snap a photo of an item (and the price tag) that you found for a great deal (a discounted price) at Tanger Outlets, and tweet at Tanger @TangerOutlets with the hashtag #RealDeal for a chance to win a $25 gift card.

There will be many chances to win this one, since every month, Tanger will award one fan at random with a $25 gift card, just for submitting a photo of a deal via Twitter.