With just ten days left of 2013, we can reflect on a year filled with all sorts of twists and turns as we embrace the beginning of 2014. This time of year it is best to give rather than receive, so why not give something to our readers? Earlier in the week, you might remember the Inkkas Kickstarter Giveway Contest and we have selected a very lucky winner! Much congratulations to Mary Sotelo of Los Angeles, CA (let's hear it for Cali)!
Mary Sotelo: "What I love most about the holidays is when everyone remembers each other and cherishes the spirit of Christmas with the lights that sparkle in every street and corner of the roads as well as the excitement of receiving and giving gifts. Even with being far from home, the smile and joy of Christmas gives lots of love no matter what religion someone is." Great answer! Thank you, Mary. Enjoy your sneakers from Inkkas. To order some for the holidays, please visit: http://www.inkkas.com.
The Salvation Army has also been an organization very close to my heart. With all the groovy vintage clothes, designer finds and fabulous handbags, it has been one the go-to places for quality, recycled, eco-friendly clothing that gives back to the community. Recently, The Salvation Army Campaign NYC organized the Red Box Benefit Program just in time for Christmas benefitting local families.
The Red Box program distributed "Christmas in a box" to local families in need throughout Brooklyn, Harlem and the Bronx. Non-perishable food items, clothing, toys and other goods for the ideal Christmas celebration. Sponsors such as: Good Stuff Toys, BG Foods, Minute Rice, White Rock Beverages and Zico Coconut Water, just a few of the sponsors. To learn more, please visit: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org
For those last minute gift ideas, one of the best presents always has to be something that smells incredible. Scents evoke so much emotion and memory, Tru Fragrances has become a new favorite. Beginning with Tru Blooms, the perfume created out of flowers planted in vacant lots in Chicago, simply Chic, most recently, XOXO Charlotte (Charlotte Russe) a light floral scent with uplifting and savory notes, it is even better than a gourmet, hand-blended tea. For men, the BR4SS brand recently launched. Bold and masculine with a fresh, modern feel. Top notes include: Fresh Citrus and Geranium. Middle notes: Lavender and Cannabis. Base Notes: Musk Amber, Patchouli and Sandalwood. Price $39.00 for 100 nml/3.4 oz. Please visit: http://shop.trufragrance.com
In closing, please check back for the best pix for New Year's Eve.
Seasons Greetings and Merry Christmas!