Posts Written On November 14, 2010

Venus Santos

Miss Venus Santos is a lady of many talents. Her latest venture… a motorcycle chic jewelry line full of leather, matte beads and lacy racy models. J’adore. Fashion, accessories and beauty are all ingrained in our hearts! If you think you can do it, do it…. Can’t wait to see the next collections. xo

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(NY) One of a Kind Art Show

                              
I got a chance to go to the One of a Kind Show yesterday and saw all kinds of delightful things!  This artshow happens in 4 cities every year and is the #1 destination to discover new artists and get unique presents for the holidays. If you haven’t been you most definitely should go!
New York Date:
Toronto Date:
Vancouver Date: 
 The Chicago Show is Dec 2-5
Show History
Similar to most brilliant ideas, the One of a Kind Show was born out of a simple desire for something more. Premiering at Toronto’s Queen Elizabeth Building in December 1975, the “craft show” was the brainchild of Steven Levy, Martin Rumack and June Bibby. June (herself an artisan) couldn’t find a place to sell her work before Christmas, so the three friends decided to create their own holiday shopping venue. After a great deal of leg work and countless all-nighters, the trio launched the first One of a Kind Show, which encompassed 25 000 square feet and 80 participants.
The One of a Kind concept expanded in 1979 to include the One of a Kind Spring Show (Toronto) and again in 2001 with the One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago. Our most recent additions are the One of a Kind Vancouver (2008) and One of a Kind New York (2009) Attracting over 200 000 visitors annually, our two Toronto shows have become a Canadian shopping tradition for those in search of the unique, handcrafted and the fantastic.
MMPI Canada
The One of a Kind Christmas Show, One of a Kind Spring Show, The Artist Project, Interior Design Show, IDSWest, Toronto International Art Fair, IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, and Explore Design are a family of events that produce the most innovative trade shows in the country. Collectively, we are known as MMPI Canada.
Some of my favorites… I will profile each of my favorite artists in an individual post with links to their website. But for now, here’s a peek at the goodies
Etsy was one of the show sponsored and had a button making station!  Thanks Etsy 🙂
It is always refreshing and inspiring to see artists and artisans live their dream and create beautiful things. More photos here


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(NY) Mysterious Guy #3

Hey Mr Volleyball player, you are just my type. You got on the A train, just as self conscious as you are hot. I know your type.  Your socks and flipflops attire tell me your such a ‘serious athlete’ and you just really don’t care. I know you are coming from your game cuz you opened your bag twice to take out the volleyball and look for stuff in your bag.

Volleyball

You and your V-neck T and hoodie, I think we would just be perfect together. I know you are a serious guy… about certain things. You got off at Union Square but only to wait for the Brooklyn bound train. You remind me of all the athletes I’ve dated, serious, self assured yet self conscious and a Spartan body.  You and I probably see the world so differently – your focus and discipline contrast with my free spirit and whimsy could lead to the most wonderful balance. Or the most dramatic fights that Eminem and Rih sing about. Who knows…

Oh all the interesting things that happen around W4 station 🙂

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(NY) Cutler Hair Model

I love it when I get to be a hair model. You are cut by top notch hair students and I went to Cutler to get this shag trimmed up.  Here is my ‘before’:

It is just so hard to grow your hair long… that awkward stage, I just cannot deal with it. 

and then…Here is what it looks like 1 week later 🙂 Loves!

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(T.O.): Don’t sh*t where you…

Great customer service rocks my world, so I go a little crazy when I witness even the smallest parts that make up great customer service (What can I say, I’m majoring in Hospitality). Today I worked with a guy that’s a favorite amongst the customers and the staff; he chats with everyone that comes in, I swear he’s always smiling; simply put, he’s very personable! Anyway at the beginning of his shift he realizes his shirt has the word “shit” on the back of it; as you know that’s unacceptable in most work environments, so what does he do? He tapes over the word “shit”. Me? Super impressed. Lol

“Don’t sh*t where you eat my friend” and he made sure not too!! *still impressed* lol

That simple act shows his respect for his work place, co-workers, and not to mention the customers. Had he kept it exposed, I’m sure there would have been a few raised eyebrows. Anyway, It was an excellent conversation starter with the customers, I didn’t see one customer who didn’t ask and laugh about it!
Just wanted to share 🙂 I don’t believe grand gestures display good customer service, it’s the small things that really count. That is all. This ends an excellent week at work 🙂 I just wish I could say the same for school… *sigh*
peace and love
Bella
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