Kitten Lounge's Holiday Gift Guide launched yesterday and we will continue to have additional brands included over the next few weeks as this will be up through Jan 15th of 2010! Of course our spread includes just a few of the goodies that are on the site including Ted Rossi, Purple Lab NYC and our sponsor, Tasty Morsels Bakery! Continue to check back as we will not only have additional items but this is a great way to begin thinking about what gifts you can get to cross it off your list! Not only is this a guide that focuses on gifting but it includes events as well that you'll want to know more about as well as restaurants and information for New Years Eve!
We're in our 3rd year of this guide and we also have a fun component known as the 25 Days of Holiday Glam. This segment kicks of Dec 1st through Dec 25th. There will be giveaways each of these days that you can win and is a way to not only introduce you to a fab brand and item but to also say thank you as well! This will be apart of the Holiday Gift Guide and also as a separate post within the main site. Although both of these items have been apart of the Holiday Gift Guide, we're adding in something new. We will include 12 Stars on the Horizon. These are individuals that work in the fashion industry (or are associated) that are either establihed or emerging people that you will want to know about. They work in the industry and defintiely deserve to be recognized as they do amazing work which you may need for future use! This will kick off Dec 20th and run through New Years Eve as a countdown of sorts!
Tomorrow one of the movies that Food Editor of this site, Paul Belobritsky, has been anticipating is being released on DVD. Food Inc tackles various issues within the movie including the importance of organic and locally grown food, foodbourne illnesses, diabetes and obesity, working towards putting nutritional labels on foods found in restaurants, factory farming, genetic engineering, pesticides, farm worker protection, environmental impact, cloning and the global food crisis. It's a lot of issues placed in one film and yet in many cases these are issues that your familiar with and in the end is definitely education and makes you question your food, how you get and the long term effects it has on your body!
Paul and I enjoy eating from restaurants whose menus have organic and locally grown foods. We also enjoy farmer's markets and get excited when we see one! Although these issues were important to me as I have been focusing on them, this movie let me think more about the impact of the global food crisis. Although I don't have children, I have always been a proponent of having healthy alternatives in schools when it comes to replacing sodas with water, soy, etc. In addition, I enjoyed attending a highschool that had salad bars and healthy alternatives. This should be something that is available everywhere (don't even get me started on traveling - some airports have great alternatives while others miss the mark).
Much like King Corn, this movie shows how corn has become the sneaky food that many people ingest in high levels and that it permeates our food by being placed in various forms and fed to cows. This not only increases the obesity but places items within our diet that we don't need to have. Coming from Indiana, I know that many farms were decreasing in terms of the "mom and pop" lots and were becoming corporate/government entities which of course encourages me to support locals as much as possible. If you're looking to understand more about where your food comes from and the effects that it has on you, this is the movie for you! We all need to think about the steps we can take upon examining our intake and to ensure that we are beeing nourished in the right way - education is the first step. Also visit Food Inc's site to learn a lot more about issues and actions that are being raised and implemented.
She's Kimmie is a virtual scrapbook and is the best way for fans of Kimmie to connect with her, see where she's heading next and of course to get fab insider info!
As an Accessories Expert, Kimmie appears on HSN, designs, is quoted/featured in various publications talking about style from an Accessories Forward perspective! To work with Kimmie or to see project portfolio, visit her site here.
Kimmie is the Co-Founder/Creative Director of Shoe Week which launched during NYFW Sept '12 and is styling a number of shows as well as having evening leading up to our second season of shows during NYFW Sept '13.
Co-Founder, Kimmie, connects brands with bloggers in intimate event settings via Style Tweetup.