Wednesday, April 8, 2015

New App Alert | PARTYOLOGY


Partyology (www.partyology.com) launched yesterday and it offers the first mobile app to design, plan, and shop for a party from start to finish, combining both inspiration and retail shopping in one place. Now available on iOS and soon-to-be available for Android users, Partyology helps users discover and save the best creative party ideas from across the web, and in a flash find and purchase unique party goods for every type of get-together. Instead of long-drawn-out searching through websites and stores to create and shop for the party you want, Partyology is your one-stop single app to do it all. 

Partyology was not created by party planners, but rather by two busy women with demanding careers, families, and social calendars who craved an easier way to plan everything from major parties to simple get-togethers. 

“There are so many events that take place over the course of a year – whether bridal or baby showers, kids’ birthdays or retirement celebrations, holiday gatherings or simple dinner parties,” said Dr. Barbara Edelstein, co-founder of Partyology and a leading women’s radiologist in New York City. 



Partyology finds and categorizes the best content from around the web, providing users with a clean, image-driven layout to effortlessly scroll through and find anything they need. The app includes thousands of images for party themes, d├ęcor, favors, flowers, food, cocktails, and more – with ready-to-buy invitations, decorations, party snacks and desserts and an incredible, curated array of party supplies from top retail partners. Easily search for specific keywords, or filter images by category, gender, type of party, and more. Partyology users can set up a personal profile and create multiple collections to easily save and organize ideas by event. Every image can also be made a favorite, and shared via text, email, or social media.  

Partyology is the first app to combine shopping and inspiration! The app has two big differentiators from other apps – the content you see has been curated by a team looking for party-specific photos in a variety of party-specific and themed categories. With other apps searching, there are often a few odd-ball images that don’t always match your search, but Partyology takes the time to only show you items related to your specific party search. Only Partyology’s team can add new content, so you only get the best results! Additionally, and the biggest differentiator, is the one-click purchasable content! Anything with a pink shopping cart is for sale! Partyology wants to make sure that you see items to inspire the look of your party, along with items to purchase to make that party a reality – all in one location!

Partyology is now available, free in the iTunes store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/partyology-best-party-planning/id971330748?ls=1&mt=8). For more information, please visit www.partyology.com

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Lane Bryant Debuts #ImNoAngel Campaign



Being a curvy woman, I'm excited to see campaign's like this that celebrates women of all shapes and sizes. Lane Bryant, the nation's leader in fashion for women sizes 14 to 28, is excited to announce the brand's revolutionary Spring Campaign, #ImNoAngel. Debuting nationwide today, the #ImNoAngel movement invites the world to celebrate women of all shapes and sizes by redefining society's traditional notion of sexy with a powerful core message: ALL women are sexy

The provocative #ImNoAngel campaign conceptualized by creative agency- Laird+Partners, kicks off with a series of TV advertisements and photographs taken by famed photographer Cass Bird, starring top industry models Ashley Graham, Marquita Pring, Candice Huffine, Victoria Lee, Justine Legault and Elly Mayday, dressed in the brand's incredibly sexy, beautifully designed Cacique lingerie. Styled with a naturalistic approach by Kathryn Neale, each image personifies the notion that sexy doesn't come in one form; sexy is unique, real, and personal for each and every woman. 

The #ImNoAngel hashtag was created as a headline provoking all to come together in redefining the ideals of sexy with the hopes of igniting a significant revolution. In conjunction with the national advertising campaign, Lane Bryant invites anyone and everyone to join in the movement with a selfie that showcases their own idea of sexy. Using "#ImNoAngel" - written in lipstick on a mirror- all are encouraged to share their images across the brand's social media channels as well as through their own personal channels. 

"Our '#ImNoAngel' campaign is designed to empower ALL women to love every part of herself. Lane Bryant firmly believes that she is sexy and we want to encourage her to confidently show it, in her own way," said Lane Bryant CEO and President, Linda Heasley. 

Find out more at www.lanebryant.com, and join the conversation with the hashtag #ImNoAngel Facebook: www.facebook.com/lanebryant Tumblr: http://lanebryant.tumblr.com Instagram & Twitter: @lanebryant

Monday, April 6, 2015

PRODUCT REVIEW | Swim Spray


Last week my children enjoyed their Spring Break at Swim Camp where they were given swim lessons for the entire week. Although spending seven days in a swimming for several hours was lots of fun for them, I knew the week long exposure to chlorine would irritate their sensitive skin. 

A couple of months ago, I was sent a sample of Swim Spray to review and this was the perfect time to try it out. I gave the bottle to my kids camp instructors and provided them directions on how to use it and to also give me feedback everyday. So once the kids were finished with their lessons, the camp instructor had them to rinse the chlorine off and then she sprayed each of my kids with the spray directly on their skin and hair. The instructions says to rinse or shampoo Swim Spray right after spreading all over the body but because the kids were in swim camp, they weren't able to shower until a couple of hours afterwards. I thought that not being able to immediately shower with the product still on their skin would irritate them but it still left my kids with smooth skin and soft hair especially since my twin girls have natural long hair. AND they didn't smell like chlorine when I picked them up which was a bonus. 

After using this product for a week I still wanted to know why it worked so well. Swim Spray is 100% NATURAL with only 2 ingredients: Water and several forms of Vitamin C. I'm really pleased that this product doesnt have a list of added ingredients that I can't pronounce. 

I highly recommend purchasing Swim Spray especially since the summer is approaching. For more information visit www.swimspray.com 


Disclosure: I received a free bottle of Swim Spray in exchange for writing a review on The Buzz Connect. Although I received it for free, ALL opinions are my own. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

EVENT BUZZ | Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and International Trade Expo



The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, one of the hottest events on Miami's Event and Entertainment Calendar, is bringing new rum brands to the United States and Miami for the very first time. Emerging rum brands from South Florida, Georgia, Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, St. Vincent, Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname, Austria, Denmark, Japan, Philippines and India make their U.S. debut.

Held April 17 to 19, 2015 at the DoubleTree Miami Airport Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave. Miami, FL 33126, the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and Trade Expo features three days of grand tasting events for consumers and members of the spirits industry trade. Rum celebrity seminars, live entertainment, island lifestyle vendors and interactive cocktail demonstrations highlight the activities associated with this unique celebration of the best rums in the world.

This expanded annual gathering of rum producers, importers, distributors and retailers reflects the growing category of new rum producers and those that have not previously imported their products into the United States. In 2014, approximately 26 million cases of rum were sold in the United States, with the premium rum category growing 14.8 percent and the spiced rum category growing 11.6 percent. Growth in premium rums was in large part due to new entrants into the U.S. rum market from emerging rum producing countries -- from North, Central and South America to producers in the South Pacific and Asia.

The Grand Tasting Exhibition will give attendees the opportunity to sample hundreds of rum cocktails and specialties, from Rum and Coke to Rumchata to Rum Cake, featuring rums from more than 30 countries around the world shown by the industries top and up and coming rum makers and rum ambassadors. Many new entrants into the U.S. rum market, along with aspiring entrants never before featured in the U.S., will be on hand showcasing their rums at this year's festival.

General admission tickets begin at $50. Two Day VIP passes are $75, and three-day VIP passes are $100. For additional information, visit the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival website. To purchase tickets call 877-855-3378 or www.rumrenaissance.com.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

South Beach's "Freddo" Offers New Spring Promotions


South Beach’s go-to destination for top quality helado since opening November 2014 on Lincoln Road, Freddo is rolling out three new promotions to celebrate the season. Valid Monday and Tuesday and effective immediately, Freddo fans who buy a “Friends & Family” 1 kilo pack will get a “You & Me” ½ kilo pack for free. With up to four flavors per to-go pack and thirty flavors in store, countless combinations are available to enjoy with friends, family or on your own.


Beginning Thursday, March 19 Freddo’s famous ‘mountain peak’ cucurucho (waffle cone) will get an upgrade with free chocolate coating – perfect for those craving instant gratification as they enjoy helado while strolling down Lincoln Road. Offer is valid every Thursday and Friday.


If neither of these offers tempt you, helado aficionados can scoop up sweet savings any day of the week with half off one regular helado cup with the purchase of any Freddo dessert. Decadent options include Lava Cake served with a scoop of white chocolate helado; and fan favorite Panini Gelato – panini-pressed Hawaiian roll filled with helado of your choice, peanut butter and mixed berries. All offers run through Monday, June 1, 2015.

Argentina’s leader in premium helado with over 150 stores worldwide, Freddo is located at 610 Lincoln Road. Prices for cups and cones range from $4.75 to $7.50; Freddinos are $8; TriFreddos are $8.50; Smoothies are $7.50; and Sundaes are $7. To-go containers range from $7.50 to $24.
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11 AM to Midnight; and Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 1 AM. Telephone: (305) 604-0065; www.freddo.com.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Movie Screening Ticket Giveaway | "Get Hard" starring Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell


When millionaire hedge fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell (Kevin Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James' one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison. 

This highly anticipated comedy starring Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell will be in theaters on Friday, March 27th but you have the chance to attend the screening this Wednesday, March 25th at Regal South Beach, 1120 Lincoln Road at 7:30pm. 

The first 10 readers to click the link will receive 2 passes to attend the screening! Good luck



Check out the trailer below: 



Friday, February 27, 2015

"Salsa Fiesta" Opens its New Location in Miami Lakes


South Florida's homegrown Mexican fast-casual concept, Salsa Fiesta, has opened its sixth location at 6769 Main Street in Miami Lakes, FL, adjacent to the Main Street Shopping Center.
New to the concept, the Miami Lakes location offers tableside service which is a first for the South Florida eatery. During dinner service- Monday through Friday after 5pm and all day Saturday and Sunday- guests are able to enjoy tableside service; as opposed to ordering at the counter in keeping with traditional fast-casual dining.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

[Photo Recap] The South Beach Wine and Food Festival Weekend


This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the South Beach Wine and Food Festival presented by Food and Wine. For weeks I've anticipated going to this event and I was highly satisfied with everything that was experienced.  

On Saturday, I took the family to "Fun and Fit" sponsored by Carnival featuring Goya Kidz Kitchen at Jungle Island in Miami, FL. It was also our first time going to Jungle Island so it was a bonus. My children really enjoyed seeing the different animals and the many activities that Fun and Fit had to offer. The many healthy tasting booth's were very tasty as well. 

Check out the photos below... 

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