Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurs’

Event LOVE: @KayTranEyewear Launch

Last week, a number of us gathered at Pink Eye Optical on Queen street west, to celebrate the launch of the KayTran Eyewear Collection. We laughed, ate, drank wine and it’s safe to say that I tried on every single pair of the glasses that were on display. I loved all the different styles, and I especially loved the fit! You don’t realize how uncomfortable your regular glasses or sunglasses are, until you try on a pair of KayTran glasses.

Rocking a pair of KayTran glasses 🙂

LOOOOOVE these!

“Reduced lens + frame curvature prevent the edges of the frame from rubbing and resting against your cheekbones.”

“A narrowed bridge + elevated nose pads allow the frame to rest comfortably on your nose without the slipping and sliding.”

Hawley always looks so FLY!

Fun times with Septembre! Loving the “KayTran Fit!”

Oh my gawwwd!

“Widened temple angles open the space between the frame and your face, preventing marks and indents from forming on your cheeks.”

Jen’s shoes… so cute!

The lady of the hour!! Congratulations on an amazing collection Kathy 🙂

Congratulations to Kathy and her team on a successful launch, and an awesome collection! I have to find a way to get my hands on one, two… maybe three pairs of KayTran glasses!

peace and love

♥Bella♥

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@LugLife Giveaway

Love Canadian companies who are really making a mark globally!

It all started with a guy, a girl, and a dog, 1,456 miles of asphalt, and 23 hours logged in a white Jeep Grand Cherokee from Dallas, TX, to Toronto, ON, Canada. Ami and Jason had met a few short months before on August 31, 2004, at one of the largest trade shows in the nation. It was Magic. Las Vegas. Thousands of merchants and two entrepreneurs with bags on the brain. They hit it off and then hit the road.

Somewhere between stops for gas, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Cherry Coke, Lug was born with a clever name, clean logo, and an idea to provide travel accessories to savvy globetrotters. “We felt the market was filled with black and boring product,” says Ami. “And we wanted to add some color!” By August 2005, one year after first meeting, Ami and Jason were offering luggage belts and coordinating luggage tags in bright colors—products for smart travelers with spunk.

By January 2006 they had expanded to bags. But not just any bags; super smart bags with unrivaled organizational features. Today, the little brand that tackled travel has since grown to include smart, stylish solutions for everything from work to play to active living everyday—think laptop cases, wallets, beach totes, gym bags, and clever travel gear—all in brilliant color. With a focus on functionality, plus a good dose of fun, the Lug team takes pride in generating fresh ideas for those on the go.

Six years after first meeting, Ami and Jason finally tied the knot, saying their “I dos” at Walt Disney World on May 25, 2010. Just shy of one year later, they packed up the Dallas office and headed southbound on I-35, to their new “ranch” in the Texas Hill Country, just outside of Austin, where they are putting down roots for Lug’s new US home base.

Here is our giveaway… Win this Luggage Bag and Luggage Tag but correctly tweeting the right answer to this @LugLife and @HeyDoYou

What are the 5 colorways available for this item? Here is a hint…

Ocean Teal, Grass Green, Rose Pink…+ 2 more!

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She’s a BUSINESS woman 2

She started designing jewellery for family and friends in the 90s. Turned the hobby into a part -time career while finishing her degree, opened up a tanning/gift boutique; and the rest as they say is history. I mentioned before that I had an awesome time, spending the day with Shah, and now you have a chance to see just how lovely she is. Get to know her!

peace, love and health

♥Bella♥

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Venus Upon Havana

I mentioned last week, that I got to spend the day with Shah Emily, who is the founder and CEO of 3SHAHS; a custom jewellery line based here in Toronto. I had the opportunity to pick her brain, as well as get a preview of the new 3SHAHS Spring/Summer 2011 collection, which I loved by the way. Before the interview, I had to warn Shah that I an on an oohing/aahing-free diet while filming, as my videos pretty much o.d from them… it was difficult, and the occasional ooh and aah slipped out, but not biggie; the collection is wonderful, and has me craving warm summer weather!

Enjoy!

peace, love, and health

♥Bella♥

ps: Gems in the City Tonight!

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She’s a BUSINESS woman

I recently had the pleasure of spending the day with Toronto-based jewellery designers, Shah Emily Noaman.  I had no idea what I was in for when we set this up, but damn! This woman is an inspiration and half, I left feeling like there’s nothing I can’t do… unfortunately, now I want to do everything lol.

While I was there, I was treated to a preview of the 3SHAHS Spring/Summer 11 collection, “Venus Upon Havana” which features pieces that were inspired by a recent trip to Cuba. The collection will be available at the end of this month at her store- Bask Tanning and Boutique at 1365 Yonge Street, as well as other retailers in the GTA.

Wanna know why I enjoyed spending the day with her? Because she’s totally awesome. Great personality, so much passion, AND because she let me play with all the jewellery till my heart’s content! You can see that she has a wicked eye for detail as every piece features something cute and unique, not to mention the endless splashes of bright colours! Win and Win.

The spring collection features bold patterns, a vibrant selection of rings, bracelets, necklaces, cocktail rings, earrings, in lovely shades of terracotta, aqua and mocha, sage. Each piece features a hand-selected semi-precious stones, fresh water pearls, and mixed metals. For those of us who love putting flowers in our hair, this collection offers a wonderful selection of seductive floral accents.

Here’s a sneak peek at the collection.

I’m totally ready the Gems in The City fundraiser; food, drinks, live music, a fashion show and silent auction, to celebrate the “Venus Upon Havana” collection. I’m there. All this goodness and more, will be happening at Nyood Restaurant on Wednesday April 27th. Proceeds from the event will be going towards the WoodGreen Housing Help Centre.

Thanks to Shah Emily for allowing me to get lost in her lovely world, I had so much fun.

peace, love and health

♥Bella♥

Video interview coming up next!

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