Dress Up Your Space with Prissy Plates Gifts & More!

Fun, functional & festive tableware and decorative items for any season

Whether you set the table just for special occasions and holidays or dress it up all the time, give your space the perfect finishing touch with Prissy Plates Gifts & More! Decorate simple and stylish, or a little fun and festive while making a statement and serving whatever your heart desires. Carrying trendy tableware and decorative items, Prissy Plates are woven with coordinating ribbon which can easily be removed for cleaning – and match any season or occasion!

Created in 2011 by a mother and daughter team, Alexis and Nancy had a desire to share their passion for gifts and home decor. Living in separate states, they found this new business to be a great way to remain connected both personally and professionally. On a mission to help everyone find that unique touch to their table, this dynamic duo provides personalized gifts and customized home accessories to all at affordable prices.

Not sure where to start? Create a rich, beautiful and personalized tablescape with the different designs from Prissy Plates:

  • Cake Plate: Available in both round and square shape, and in two different sizes, this is no ordinary cake stand. A piece with two functions, the plate is a cake stand on one side, and when flipped over – it’s a chip and dip platter! With a hollow pedestal, it can hold things like a cheese ball, chips and dip, cheese and crackers, the possibilities are endless! A multi-functional design, you can use it for both sweet and savory treats.
  • Plates and Platters: A fun way to coordinate your serving pieces for any special event or holiday! Ribbon can easily be added or removed to match the occasion. With over 100+ ribbon choices including festive options for all of the major holidays, your table will look trendy as ever.

Find the perfect gift for a child, teacher, wedding, bridesmaid, housewarming, friend or yourself and add a personal touch with Prissy Plates Gifts & More! Designs available online atwww.prissyplates.comand over 500 boutique retailers nationwide. Retail pricing varies by each items ($14.95-$78.95).

For more information, contact aleah@chicexecs.com.

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Finish Summer with Stylish Cosmetics!

Now that summer is in full swing and Fourth of July has passed, stores are already starting to replace their swimsuits with sweaters. However, there is still weeks to go until the warm weather starts to subside, which means there’s still plenty of beach trips, barbecues, and getaways to be had. To help you ward off the unwanted notion that summer is coming to an end, we are giving you 5 items that will have you finishing off the summer in style.

Hikari Bronzer:

Boost your summer beauty routine with the four harmonious shades of this Hirari Shimmer Bronzer! Working together to create a glow that’s a perfect balance for all skin tones, the light reflective shimmer particles give a warm, radiant look to the cheeks and soften the appearance of fine lines. Whether you sweep all the colors across your cheeks or use them individually as an elegant eye shadow, add some pigment to your makeup routine with this sophisticated shimmer. Available in four colors including Radiate, Flush, Splendor and Luster.

Mirenesse:

Make magic happen! Instantly create super long full lashes and transform your fresh faced summer makeup look like never before. All you’ve ever wanted from a mascara is here with the new leader of the next generation of mascaras; with Mirenesse’s Secret Weapon Supreme 24Hr Mascara! You won’t need to reapply this mascara throughout the day. One coat in the morning and you’re good to go!

Funktional Wearables:

Funktional Wearables are for fashionistas who want to make sure their fitness tracker doesn’t interfere with their sense of style. Add a splash of color whether you’re running errands, off to brunch with your BFFs, shaking things up at Zumba or sculpting your body at Barre. Being healthy and fit isn’t just a trend – it’s a lifestyle, so achieve your goals and feel great about how you look with Funktional Wearables.

Carmen Sol:

Carmen Sol is the must have bag this summer to complete every look! Whether you have a wild trip planned for this break or just need a new bag (because you want one), this water resistant jelly bag is durable enough to handle it all! Carmen Sol’s Italian made totes are sturdy, waterproof, and gorgeous to boot, Carmen Sol’s Totes can be personalized with inspirational charms and is available in two sizes and multiple colors! *Please select color from website!

Initial Decor:

The ultimate way to keep the memory of your home state, alma mater, or favorite summer vacation spot close to you at all times. This unique piece from Initial Decor features a bead engraved with the state of your choice, wire wrapped by hand on a Hook Back Bangle. Available in silver and gold, teen or adult size and in all 50 states.

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Let’s Talk About “Bodega”

Earlier this week, Paul McDonald and Ashwath Rajan, two former Google employees, launched their start-up “Bodega”. The goal is to make corner stores, also known to many on the east coast as “Bodegas”, a thing of the past. Safe to say Twitter lost their minds! Almost immediately, “Bodega” started trending on Twitter. Their idea was to “combine the convenience of online ordering with the instant gratification of real world retail.”

There’s only one problem: you can’t replicate the Bodega experience.

A Bodega is defined as a small grocery store, commonly found in a low-income, urban areas, and Spanish-speaking neighborhoods. They sell everything from cold-cut sandwiches to nail files and toys.

To many New Yorker’s, their local Bodega employees are like family. These are the people who will make your bacon egg & cheese at any time of the day/night. This is the place where you find things you didn’t even know you needed. They understand the concept of “I O U (I-owe-you). When you don’t have any money to eat, they always have your back. Now it is time that we come together to help them out.

A big shout out to The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development in New York for addressing the matter in a statement. “The awful irony of naming the company ‘Bodega’ after the very brick and mortar institutions they aim to displace, to say nothing about the cat their logo is based on that will similarly be displaced, is offensive, utterly misguided, and frankly disrespectful to New Yorker’s,” it said.

All in all, I am all for building a future, but let’s try not to eradicate and gentrify such an important part of many urban communities. More importantly, the vending machine could potentially put many mom and pop stores out of business. Minorities/immigrants own majorities of these small businesses, and depend on this as their source of income. Speaking from a personal experience, I grew up seeing my family work their butts off every day at our own Bodega where we serviced many poor communities and made sure everyone could afford to eat and buy whatever they needed. Using the term “Bodega” is offensive to the Hispanic immigrants who established their businesses in the 1960’s and 1970’s and built their legacy off serving their locals. Bodegas are all about the human interaction. Some fancy vending machine carrying cups of noodle soups and stale candy bars won’t give you that warm experience provided to you at your local corner store.

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Your Enlightened Residence: Home Lighting Variants to Keep Your Home Delightful

A bright scheme and cost-effective billing. These factors determine the best lightings for your home together in making a graceful environmental impact. In making a brilliant home setting, delicate designs and elegant lightings must be in accord, and importantly, minimizing the cost. Once in sync, it will surely generate the best home feel for you.

Home lighting roughly devours around 14 percent of the regular household electric consumption. So, the more economical and splendid design, the more savings that you can keep and you will preserve more energy as well.

There are variants of lighting: Ambient lighting, accent lighting, and task lighting. In achieving a compelling lighting design, you will need a combo of these different lights, which they call layering.

Ambient Lighting

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Also known as general lighting, Ambient lighting provides an overall radiance to an area. It emanates a pleasant amount of luminosity without a blinding light and permits you to see and walk around safely. With correct implementation, ambient light provides a relaxing ambiance that is perfect for unwinding after a stressful day.

Approaches to creating ambient light include:

Chandeliers and Pendants – Functioning correctly with soaring ceiling, chandeliers and pendants can produce an excellent ambient lighting with the chance of establishing a stunning presentation. Exquisitely hanging from above, chandeliers and pendants are famous in foyers, bathroom, and bedroom.

Sconces and Wall lights – These type of lights are well-rounded that they could be graceful anywhere. Depending on the design, sconces can enliven your hallways, porches, and patios impressively.

Modern pendant lightingThe application of pendant lighting works perfectly over a dining table, making the dining more amusing and romantic especially at night.

Recessed or Track lights – Known as a low-key medium and a direct lighting source. The only concern of the recessed light is that it can sometimes cast a grim shade on faces. Track lighting is a classic choice of lighting as it offers multiple lights in a single direction. If used for ambient lighting, look for lights pointing in various order.

Task Lighting

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Also known as directional lighting, task lighting normally aimed at a particular task. It provides more brightness on a precise area to execute a task that requires more illumination than the ambient fixtures can provide. Task lighting provides a working environment more amiable and keeping the area well illuminated while reducing eye strain.

In living rooms and bedrooms, task lighting is commonly used to make reading effortless. In kitchens, task lighting helps keep surfaces neat and safe, as well as used to help people read recipes while cooking. In offices, task lighting is essential to stimulate the brain and to keep you focused.

Approaches to creating task lighting include:

Lamps – Handy lamps are recognized to light up surfaces wherever it is needed, such as the floor, bedside table, desk or anywhere else that desires brightness.

Track lights – Splendid for lighting an office space where multiple tasks require expanded light.

Cabinet and Vanity lights – It is excellent in lighting surfaces used for preparing foods and chopping because it keeps the harsh glare out of view.

 

Accent Lighting

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Designed to establish a focal point. Accent lighting constructs a dramatic atmosphere to a room by creating art with obvious importance.

Approaches to creating accent lighting include:

Wall lights – Magnificently work when pointed at photographs or pieces of art as it allows you to highlight both small and big fragments.

Spot lighting – If you want to illuminate a massive piece of art, then spot lighting is what you need for it can captivate an entire wall with its beam.

Landscape lighting – Primarily used to highlight an outdoor field, commonly used to enlighten pathways for people to walk safely at night.

Takeaway

Designing your household is never effortless, especially in proposing for a perfect lighting while thinking about minimizing the electric cost. Planning and gathering opinions are believed to be the keys for executing a beautiful home lighting. Your patience and the inner artist will be your lifetime companion for this particular task. Big things come from baby steps.

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Tequila Avión Celebrates Floyd Mayweather Jr. With Limited Edition, Commemorative Bottle of Avión Reserva 44 Extra Añejo Tequila

Continuing to celebrate ‘the best for the best’, Tequila Avión has created a limited edition, commemorative bottle of the brand’s ultimate tequila offering, Avión Reserva 44 Extra Añejo. Voted World’s Best Tasting Tequila, Tequila Avión has collaborated with American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. to provide tequila and boxing enthusiasts with this ultra-exclusive spirit and to celebrate Mayweather’s 50th professional fight. The exclusive collector’s item will be released this week via participating retailers.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. remains undefeated throughout his professional boxing career and is a five-division world champion, having won fifteen world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes. Considered to be among the best professional boxers in the world, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will go head to head with MMA UFC fighter Conor McGregor this upcoming Saturday August 26th.

Giving a nod to the best in world-class boxing, Tequila Avión has worked with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his team to create the exclusive commemorative bottles, of which only 150 are for sale worldwide.  Each custom bottle features an etched likeness of Mayweather and have been hand-signed by Floyd Mayweather Jr.  This collector’s edition of Avión Reserva 44 Extra AñejoTequila is composed of fire polished crystal and comes encased in a gift box with a certificate of authenticity.  Avión Reserva 44 is hand bottled in extremely limited batches. It’s distinctive character of Avión agave with hints of warm vanilla, ripe luscious fruits with a touch of spice have won it critical acclaim.

Conversations with Tequila Avión began when Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his team approached Avión Founder, Ken Austin regarding their shared vision. Both Mayweather and Tequila Avión share a love of their craft.  Ken Austin, Founder and Chairman of Tequila Avión, stated “The team at Tequila Avión joins in the belief of never cutting corners and putting the work in. Much like Floyd Mayweather Jr., our brand believes in the pressure of perfection, which is shown in the unwavering commitment to our tequila. We are looking forward to a great fight-night and thank Floyd for selecting Tequila Avión to take part in this historical moment in time for boxing and MMA fans around the world”.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. joins in Tequila Avión’s ambition of excellence. Commenting on the commemorative bottle, Mayweather shared “Creating this bespoke bottle with Ken and Tequila Avión was a given.  Avión epitomizes the highest in quality, which is all I accept in life.  As a world-class athlete, I have spent my life training to be the best, and as such I’d only work with and associate with the best tequila in the world to have my image and personal signature”.

The 150 commemorative bottles of Avión Reserva 44 Extra Añejo Tequilawill retail for approximately $1,500 each and will be available on the Las Vegas strip at Total Wine & More while supplies last. (Orders will also be accepted by visiting TotalWine.com or call store at 702.614.4001)

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All Things Rugs: The Best Rugs to Steal According to Your Lifestyle

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From the casual look of a natural jute up to the elegance of a classic oriental, rug adds warmth and personality to a room. But with so many colors, materials, and styles to choose from, sometimes it’s hard to identify which one is right for you. Not only must it complement your existing décor, but it should also be suitable for the kind of lifestyle that you have.

Rugs, just like any home accessories, also gives insight into your character. Whether you’re an adventurer who loves going outdoors, a stay-at-home parent, a socialite with a penchant for parties or a country lady who hosts party and dinner for friends, or a person who loves the serenity of the countryside,  you can find the right rug to suit your personality.

In such case, there are some important considerations you need to learn first before rushing out to purchase the fancy floor piece that catches your attention. The tips below will help keep you track down the best rug for your home according to your lifestyle.

The Outdoorsy Spirit: Rugs For Outdoor Lover

Fishing, camping, skiing, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, – if you’re the type who spends spare time outdoors, opt for a rug that projects your affair with great outdoors.

Furs and animal hides are one of the finest materials used in making rugs which provide the much-needed warmth or softness for homes or shelters.

The Laidback Life: The Homebody’s Rugs

For homebodies up to stay-at-home parents and to those whose home is also their office –  it’s a must to have a comfortable rug.

For instance, a woolen rug incorporated with thick pile gives the most comfort for your feet, and it’s also great if you like running around your house all day. A Moroccan hand-knotted woolen rug is one excellent example. It’s soft, large, and has the combination of neutral tones in a simple diamond pattern that works just about anywhere in your house.

From Rags to Riches: The Socialite’s Rug

Socialites love to throw parties, and throwing parties is not only hard for the host, but it’s also threatening for interiors too. If you accept guest on your house on a frequent basis, be sure to select a rug that’s easy to clean and will stand up to constant footfall.

A flat woven rug such as a dhurrie or kelim is ideal because they have no pile, they don’t trap dirt or crumbs. All these rugs need is a regular quick vacuum to keep them clean and good-looking. Most flat-woven rugs are reversible too, which means that if there’s a stain on one side, you can just turn it over and use the other side.

Flat-woven rugs come from cotton or a cotton and wool blend which make them thinner and lighter than woolen rugs, so it won’t require much effort to roll it up and store it under a bed or sofa during the party.

The Old Soul: Antique Rugs For Country-loving People

Whether it’s an auction house or an old family heirloom find, antique rugs have always been a design staple of many traditional country homes, although they come with hefty price tags. Fortunately, you can now swat an antique-looking rug for a fraction of the cost.

The well-worn look and well-loved feel of an antique rug are the sources of it its charm which suggests a friendly and welcoming house. A faded or aged floral print rug is an elegant and timeless piece that always work well with any country home dining or sitting room. However, if florals are out of your choice, you can go for a Turkish-inspired rug in muted colors which bring the same subtle warmth to your decor scheme.

Takeaway

A rug is more than just a floor covering, it also gives life to a  room and lends a creative spark that you need for customizing your home decor. Thus, it’s safe to say that a rug is somewhat the reflection of your personality and lifestyle.

No matter if your pets rule the roost or you commute to a home office across the living room or your home is full of playful children, there’s a rug that best suits your needs. And one easy way to narrow down your options is to focus on your lifestyle, not just your home’s interior.

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