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Desert Harvest Aloe Vera Gele for the Family

This is our 3rd summer in Las Vegas! We are still acclimating to the desert heat and how to be summer smart, so I am always on the hunt for new products. As you know, we are expecting and with all the baby stuff coming into the house, I have been really overwhelmed. Babies can’t use certain products, pregnant mama’s can’t use products with Salicylic Acid, and dad just wants something simple and doesn’t smell girly!  But finally, there is a product that is good for the whole family.

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I am a huge fan of Aloe Vera and have been using it for ages but the Desert Harvest Aloe Vera Gele is in a league of its own! First of all, it comes in the green bottle, which protects the integrity of the product. This is optimum for UV protection for light-sensitive contents.  The easy pump makes sure the perfect amount of product comes out every time. Using Aloe has helped my super dry shins!

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5 Reasons why men can benefit from Aloe Vera Gele:

  • Tattoo Healing
  • Acne
  • Sun Burn
  • After Shave antiseptic
  • All-natural intimacy moisturizer

5 Reasons why women can benefit from Aloe Vera Gele:

  • Skincare
  • Moisturizing legs and arms
  • After sun/After tanning
  • Stretching skin on the growing belly
  • Bottom of my feet and after washing my hands

+ Pets!

Cami’s paws get very dry and I put the Aloe Vera Gele on her paws to restore her paws.

+ Baby!

I will be using this product on baby once he or she is here as it is quite safe. … Eczema can inflame the skin with itchy and red patches. Allergies and a weak immune system can also lead to eczema and worsen the condition. You can use natural remedies like aloe vera gel on your baby’s skin without any side effects!

If you are interested in getting pure Aloe Vera, I recommend checking out Desert Harvest for their quality products: http://www.desertharvest.com/

 

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The Okabashi Flip Flop Phenomenon

Being an official Las Vegas resident now, I have been amassing a collection of sandals and flipflops like never before. Socks and sneakers have been put away and high heels are nonexistent in my wardrobe these days. When it is over 109F already and barely May, you know that summer is going to be a hot one. I discovered the Okabashi flip-flops recently and had received a sample of Maui to test out.  There is a dedicated fan base for Okabashis online and from the comments, one fan suggests putting them in the dishwasher to clean them even.  I definitely will not do that, and I think just a quick rinse with the hose will be sufficient!

The Maui flip flop is a must-have for every woman’s shoe collection. This sandal is non-slip, flexible, washable and supportive, making it a great post workout, fitness recovery shoe as well as perfectly suited for everyday wear. 

The fun, floral insole will remind you of a tropical vacation and the comfort provides therapy for your feet with every step.

I have been pretty bummed that Polyvore is no longer exists so I would love to plan a cute outfit with these. Guess I have to do it IRL!  One of the coolest things about Okabashi is that you can lower your carbon footprint by purchasing these sandals made from innovative, vegan, bio-based soy materials.

What color Maui do you like?

Less than 1% of shoes worn in the United States today are made in the USA.

Okabashi shoes are manufactured in Buford, Georgia and each pair travels only 7% as far as the average imported shoe. This prevents 10,000 miles of carbon emissions from the ships, planes and trucks required to transport shoes to the US. Resulting in a 1/200th of the average imported shoe carbon footprint.

Our women leadership team goes above and beyond stringent US standards to create opportunity and community for our diverse 200 employees, including veterans.

At Okabashi, we believe in closed-loop recycling to reduce the use of virgin material and to keep old shoes from becoming environmental waste.

The average pair of Okabashi shoes contain 15-25% recycled material.

If you return your well-loved and worn Okabashi shoes to our factory, we will recycle them for use in new Okabashi products or other non-apparel goods.

Once we receive your shoes, we will email you a 15% off promo code to use on your next pair of Okabashis as a thank you from us and the planet.

The brands’ CEO, Sara Irvani, is a third-generation shoe maker who is passionate about changing the shoe industry

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The Las Vegas American Advertising “Addy” Awards

The annual American Advertising Awards celebrate creativity in local advertising. As the only advertising awards show in Las Vegas, winners go right to regionals and then on to nationals. All entries are independently judged, and winners are announced at the Addy awards show.

Here are the list of winners from R&R Partners! Very proud of everyone’s hard work 🙂

Especially to Vaitari Anderson and his team for his vision to bring the Las Vegas VR Art project, LVCVA – Vegas Alter Your Reality, to life!

Gold Award Print Advertising, Magazine Advertising, Spread, Multiple Page or Insert – Single

LVCVA- Taxi Line

Gold Award Out-of-Home & Ambient Media, Events- Single Event

LVCVA – Vegas Alter Your Reality

Gold Award, Online/Interactive Social Media Campaign

LVCVA- Kiss Cam Snapchat

Gold Award, Film, Video & Sound TV Regional/National, Single Spot

LVCVA- Dream Vacation

Gold Award, Film, Video & Sound TV Regional/National, Single Spot

LVCVA- 11 am Roses

Gold Award, Cross Platform, Integrated Advertising Campaign, Consumer Campaign National

NV Energy-Power of Good-NV Energy

Silver Award, Online/Interactive, Social Media Single Execution

LVCVA-Farewell Hef

Silver Award, Cross Platform Integrated Campaigns, Integrated Brand ID Campaign, Local or Regional/National

Life is Beautiful Campaign

Bronze Award- Magazine Advertising

LVCVA

Bucket List- Worth Magazine

Bronze Award- Branded Content & Entertainment

LVCVA – Vegas Alter Your Reality

Bronze Award, Out-of-Home Installations

LVCVA – Vegas Alter Your Reality

Bronze Award, Out-of-Home Poster

Life is Beautiful, Line Up Poster

Bronze Award, Apps- Virtual Reality

LVCVA – Vegas Alter Your Reality

Bronze Award- Internet Commercial

LVCVA, Vegas Hockey

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Cami’s Favorite Things: Christmas Edition

It’s finally Christmas time here in Las Vegas! Cami is officially 1 and 1/2 years old! Time has really flown by and I can’t believe she is a real grown up dog now. She is not a puppy anymore and definitely not the youngest at the park. Cami really LOVES to play with other dogs. I make sure I let her experience a range of toys and treats so she can learn what she likes and doesn’t like. So here is her list of Cami’s favorite things!

SWEDENCARE PRODEN PLAQUEOFF SYSTEM DENTAL BONES (VEGGIE)

The vegan dog treats are made of sea kelp! They are easy to break in 1/2 and Cami loved these! It took her at least 3 mins to give this treat a good chew before it disappears. Our good friends at Swedencare sent these for us to try and we give it two thumbs up!

ProDen PlaqueOff® Dental Bones are dog chews with the PlaqueOff System®which help clean plaque and tartar by abrasive action. Used daily, this natural product made with sea kelp can complement ordinary dental hygiene. Available in four tasty flavors. Choose between Turkey & Cranberry Flavor, Chicken and Pumpkin Flavor, Bacon Flavor and Vegetable Fusion Flavor.

  • Part of your daily oral care maintenance. Cleans plaque, tarter and
    freshens breath through abrasive action.
  • Grain Free – Gluten Free – Soy Free – made with natural ingredients
    – made in the USA.

Blue Dog Bakery Pumpkin Cookies

As you know, pumpkin is a great source of fiber and nutrition for dogs and humans. Pumpkin seeds are great for dogs too! I know that Cami loves pumpkin and she was excited to try these new cookie flavors. The best part is that shapes and the cookies are quite large! in size. I give these for her training or just as a mid day snack. Can’t wait to also try the new Gingerbread flavor too.

What makes Blue Dog Bakery treats unique:

  • All-natural, high quality ingredients that use human-grade ingredients!
  • Fresh baked and made in the USA
  • No animal by-products, no artificial flavors, no colors or preservatives
  • Pumpkin biscuits are made with REAL Pumpkin
  • Gingerbread treats are made to clean dog’s teeth and freshen breath

Blue Dog Bakery treats are available at Target, Walmart, various grocery stores throughout the U.S., and online through Amazon.com, Chewy.com and the Blue Dog Bakery website.

NEEWA USA DOG GEAR

So Cami is not the most sporty dog but it’s cool to check out dog gear on Instagram! Check out @NeewaUSA – Neewa designs dog harnesses, leashes, belts, lines and more, for all dog owners who love outdoor sports. All products 🇮🇹 Made in Italy  www.neewadogs.com

DOGGIETSHIRT.COM / YELLOW HYDRANT

When you are a round little pup and a chunky mama, it’s hard to find cute clothes that fit! But Doggie T Shirt has the best selection of hoodies for big dogs. We got so many cool things from there, including this pink hoodie. They have up to 5XL.

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Alter Your Reality – Art Meets Virtual Reality in a Never Before Seen Experience

Extremely excited for this event in Art Basel Miami this year! Lucky to see 5 world class artists push the boundaries of imagination with technology. Proud of my husband for being the Executive Producer on this HUGE project. Enjoy!

Five influential artists interpret the Vegas experience in Virtual Reality.

For the first time ever, you will see the fantasy of Vegas in a 360 art immersion.

What’s that like?  It’s just like Vegas…an alternate reality.

To find out how Vegas can alter your reality, check out our exhibit during Miami Art Week:

Adhemas

Adhemas Batista

 

Beeple

Beeple

 

Fafi

Fafi

 

INSA

INSA

Sn

Signalnoise

ADHEMAS BATISTA * BEEPLE * FAFI * INSA * SIGNALNOISE

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ADHEMAS BATISTA

Born in Brazil, Adhemas Batista’s career as a self-educated designer and digital artist began in 1996. Experienced in both digital and traditional advertising, his work with Havaianas gained worldwide exposure and prompted his 2006 move to Los Angeles, where he happily resides with his wife and four children.

Batista’s distinctive visual style – marked with bold, vibrant colors and organic, swirly forms – caught the attention of numerous influential brands and resulted in collaborations with Absolut, Adobe, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Doritos, Gatorade, National Geographic, Speedo, PepsiCo, UNICEF and now – Las Vegas.

His attention to detail and craft ultimately earned him three Golden Statues in the London International Advertising Festival, The One Show’s prestigious Gold Pencil and a nomination for an Emmy Award. Recognized by The Cannes Festival of Advertising in 2003 as the Brazilian Young Creative, he has since received nine festival Lions, including: three Golden Lions as well as a Grand Prix for the Good honoring his work in “UNICEF Unfairly Tales,” a campaign about the Syrian refugee crisis.

In addition, Microsoft’s Windows 7 and 8 operating systems featured his work and the UK’s Computer Arts Magazine elected his Coca-Cola piece as the “Design of the Decade 00-09.”

Adhemas believes everyone is made of energy – a light source that can shine strong and affect everyone around it, change behaviors, motivate people and generate creativity.

ADHEMAS BATISTA INSPIRED BY:
-Caesars Palace
-Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at SLS Hotel Las Vegas
-Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas
-The Beatles™ LOVE by Cirque du Soleil® at The Mirage

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BEEPLE

Mike Winkelmann, better known as Beeple, is a graphic designer from Charleston, South Carolina who works across a number of digital mediums. His recent work includes short films, concert visuals, album artwork, and VR/AR concept work.

Beeple has done visuals for superstar entertainers, including: Justin Bieber, One Direction, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Zedd, along with a number of Las Vegas resident DJs including: deadmau5, Avicii and more. He has also released hundreds of Creative Commons VJ clips that are used extensively by VJs all over the world. In addition, he has recently completed over ten years of “everydays” a project where pictures are all taken from start to finish every day. The project has inspired hundreds of other artists to start their own everydays projects.

BEEPLE INSPIRED BY:

-ARIA Resort & Casino
-High Roller at The LINQ Promenade
-KÀ™ Cirque du Soleil® at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
-SlotZilla Zip Line at Fremont Street Experience
-MR CHOW Las Vegas at Caesars Palace

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FAFI

Born and raised in Toulouse, France, Fafi’s strong presence in the graffiti and fine arts scene was first witnessed on her hometown walls in 1994. Her sexy, funny and sometimes aggressive girl characters made the whole world take notice. By exploring femininity through stereotypes and using it to her advantage, she drew enormous attention and thus started to travel the world with thousands of Fafinettes, her iconic characters, in her brushes and paint cans.

Fafi has previously worked with Sony to design a six-character toy set for the Time Capsules collection, an almost natural move for her three-dimensional measures. Other successful figurines would follow, as well as numerous expositions and collaborations with Colette, Adidas, LeSportSac, Coca-Cola and countless press stories in the most prestigious magazines (i.e. Vogue, Elle, The Face, XLR8R, Yen etc.).

Prior to her work on the Vegas: Alter Your Reality campaign, Fafi had created wall-to-wall murals on prominent buildings for the Life is Beautiful music festival that takes place annually in downtown Las Vegas.

FAFI INSPIRED BY:

-SLS Hotel Las Vegas
-SkyJump at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
-Le Rêve – The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas
-The Neon Museum in Downtown Las Vegas

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INSA

INSA has grown from graffiti writer to accomplished artist. Using concepts as ambitious as filming from space to produce seconds worth of looping-animated artwork, he has proved himself truly unique in vision and accomplishment. In the process, he has amassed tens of millions of views online for his stunning video projects.

Originally famous for his ubiquitous ‘Graffiti Fetish’ artwork that focused on issues of modern aspirations, his visual motifs confront the fetishisation of products in modern society and the commodification of success and ambition. Now known for his mind-bending ‘GIF-ITI’ work, which is underpinned by the theme of online versus offline life, the artist continues his interest in confounding concepts of time and space, the ways in which we process and consume and the transience of both art and object.

Prior to his work with Vegas: Alter Your Reality, INSA worked with brands including Nike and Sony.

INSA INSPIRED BY:

-Vdara Hotel & Spa
-Wind Dancer Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour by Maverick Helicopters
-Andrea’s at Encore Las Vegas
-Big Rig Jig and Toured Airstream Park with
-Tony Hsieh with the Downtown Project & Zappos
-Akhob in Louis Vuitton at The Shops at Crystals

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SIGNALNOISE

James White, also known as Signalnoise, was born in 1977 and calls Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada home. His parents were never able to keep typewriter paper in the house as White would steal it for drawings as early as the age of four. Upon graduation of high school, he attended a graphic design course in his hometown where he was introduced to Photoshop and Illustrator; tools he still uses today. His professional design career began in 1998 designing websites and print campaigns.

White never stopped creating and working on his own projects that took up evenings and weekends, eventually resulting in the creation of the Signalnoise Studio. His personal projects gained recognition in the industry and led him to working with Toyota, Universal Music, Nike, MTV, Google, Wired, and now – Las Vegas.

Today, his focus is on various neon-infused art projects, creating some pieces to compliment his childhood in the 1980s. He also spends a lot of time on the road speaking at various design conventions and events around the world.

Before embarking on the Vegas: Alter Your Reality project, White had never been to Las Vegas before. His artwork reflects a unique interpretation of Las Vegas through the eyes of a first-time visitor.

SIGNALNOISE INSPIRED BY:

-The Venetian Hotel Resort & Casino
-Beauty & Essex at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
-The Neon Museum in Downtown Las Vegas
-Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas
-Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Tour by Maverick Helicopters

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Travel Essential: Drip Drop Powder Stick

I recently tried a new drink mix called Drip Drop! This doctor-created tasty drink mix that helps hydrate your body better than water alone – which has incredible skin benefits! Perfect for the hot summer months ahead!

It has a bit of a lemon flavor and dissolves easily into any bottle of water

DripDrop is a flavorful powder stick that when mixed with water, acts like a liquid IV (really, it hydrates just as well as an IV). This Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) has 3X the electrolytes and 1/2 the sugar of sports drinks. Plus, it offers 110% of your daily recommended Vitamin C intake.

They come in individual packets in lemon and berry flavors, and are easy to toss in a beach bag. This is an essential for Las Vegas. It is absolutely dry here and even if you are not out ‘drinking’ like crazy, you will still feel the dehydration of the desert heat.

DripDrop ORS is intended for active hydration occasions where water or sport drinks alone are not enough to replace fluid and electrolyte loss. DripDrop ORS is as effective as an IV drip for moderate dehydration for strenuous activity over an hour, particularly in temperatures above 75 degrees, activity over multiple days, or carrying heavy loads.

Available at Walgreens and online at https://dripdrop.com/

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