I heard somewhere that up to 70% of people receive gifts they don’t really want for Christmas. I know a gift is a gift but for those that are pretty practical, it causes the extra headache of re-gifting (which has to be very strategic, mind you) or returning or exchanging.
So the Asians may be onto something when we give money in red envelopes to celebrate our holidays.
This year, the lucky rabbit makes way for the prosperous dragon as more than 14.7 million Asian-Americans prepare to celebrate the Lunar New Year on January 23rd. To mark the “Year of Good Fortune,” American Express is offering a limited-edition Year of the Dragon Gift Card that features the traditional depiction of a dragon. This is another step by American Express in celebrating and embracing diversity. The limited-edition Year of the Dragon Gift Card from American Express follows the success of last year’s Year of the Rabbit Lunar New Year, Diwali and ¡Felicidades! Gift Cards.
Take a look… isn’t it festive?
Continue Reading »
Kate Bosworth always looks so stunning and impeccably dressed when she’s out and about and I think I may have finally figured out why! It’s her choice of accessories!
So it’s awesome to find that Kate has a jewelry site, Jewelmint, going on with celeb stylish Cher Coulter.
Cool, comfortable headphones are hard to find. You have ones that are really good to use but ugly to look at, or vice versa.
In comes earbuds by Skunk Juice!
Want something retro with a modern spin to add some pizzazz to your outfits?
Then check out Smitten NYC, a line intended to bring you just that. Founded in 2008 and available in department and online retail stores, Smitten is dedicated to bringing functional yet fashionable clothes with a vintage feel and a modern cut.
It’s finally Friday! Start your indulgent weekend with a giveaway!
Since October 2000, DesignsByStephene.com has been an authorized retailer of designer jeans and tees with an extensive collection of the latest designs in clothing, shoes, accessories, yoga wear, even kids’ clothes! Intended to make shopping from head-to-toe easy, DesignsByStephene.com offers a wide variety of designer clothing and accessories all on their website. Some of the designers on their website are J Brand, Elizabeth & James, Rebecca Minkoff and ‘Toms, amongst many, many others.
Ever since I’ve been back in California, I have been desperately trying to revamp my wardrobe. I usually donate a good portion of my clothes at the end of the year, and I guess I’ve been doing that more than I have been buying clothes, so when I look at my closet, it’s dismally bare. That and I accidentally threw out a box of my stuff out when I was moving out, so that also might be the reason why some of the bare essentials are missing from my closet.
If you are as unemployed as I am and have belongings missing, you will be overjoyed to hear this week’s giveaway from fashion line Michael Simon. Continue Reading »
Sooo … in my frantic and very pathetic effort to quickly move out of my apartment back East, I accidentally threw a big box of my stuff out. And being me, of course I threw out the box with my camera, iPod, three pairs of heels, and a number of other valuables. I also lost a clutch and a purse … or two.
If I were you, I’d hop on either of these bags before I get on ‘em. Made by Samantha Thavasa and valued at $295 each, nabbing one of these bad boys is the cherry on top to start your banana sundae weekend.
This spring is no exception. The Jellypop Spring 2011 Collection was inspired by the beautiful organic colors and tones of spring and nature. As seen on the Jellypop website, their collection is split into three themes: Tribal Expedition, Garden Tea Party, and Cali Summer Days.
Tribal Expedition plays with details from nature making brown wood textures look good on your feet. Garden Tea Party is whimsical and cheery, filled with florals, crochet and soft linens. Cali Summer Days are a laid-back line of sandals and wedges perfect for the beach.
But what’s better than affordable? Free, of course!
We’re so excited about this week’s giveaway! We’ve always been a huge supporter of Kollaboration and we’re so proud of how much they’ve grown and expanded – they’re now in 12 cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, New York City, Tulsa, San Francisco, and now, for the first time ever, Boston!
Boston is a truly unique city — it’s filled with talented young students and professionals from all around the world, so we’re not surprised that Kollaboration has finally settled there. The event will be the first city-wide Asian American talent show competition featuring all kinds of performing artists, including vocalists, musicians, dancers and instrumentalists.
Congrats to Audrey reader Karen Huynh for winning our weekly Thank Goodness It’s Free Friday giveaway. Karen won the Sanrio 50th Anniversary Small Gift gift bag, full of Hello Kitty goodness. Her favorite item in the bag, she says, is Sanrio’s 50th anniversary commemorative coffee table book, Small Gift. “I love looking through the pictures, especially of the older products that they use to sell, especially since I use to own some of them!” says Huynh. “Thanks to you and Audrey Magazine for the gift bag, its awesome!”
Wanna be a part of The Audrey Community? Send us your photo and tell us why you’re an Audrey It-Girl! You just may win a bag of goodies from our sample closet!