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Launching and running a business requires a lot of focus, hard work and thinking out of the box. Over the last several years we’ve come across many people, places and things that inspired us — here are some of our favorites!

Fashion Trendsetters: 72nd Annual Golden Globes

Award show season has officially opened with the 72nd Annual Golden Globes, which took place in Beverly Hills, CA last night. The women were out in full force and didn’t disappoint, dazzling the red carpet in bold metallics, winter whites and soft yellow hues.

Metallics are always a staple look on the red carpet. This year the dresses worn by Julianne Moore (in Givenchy Haute Couture), Kate Beckinsdale (in Elie Saab Couture ) and fresh face Dakota Johnson (in Chanel), featured beautiful metallic decorative details each fulfilling that ‘sparkle factor’ look.

Winter white was popular color, with celebrities like Julia Louis Dreyfus (in Narciso Rodriguez), new mom Rosamund Pike (in Vera Wang) and Emily Blunt (in Michael Kors) all sporting this simple and classic color.

These women aren’t afraid of color (or at least a subtle form of it). Leslie Mann (in KaufmanFranco), Naomi Watts (in Gucci), and Jenna Dewan-Tatum (in Carolina Herrera) wowed in this soft yellow hue.

If this is a preview of what is to come this season… we can’t wait!



Places We Love: Tribeca NYC

“Tribeca” comes from the Acronym Triangle Below Canal Street.  We love the energy, stylish people and amazing restaurants in this neighborhood.  Here are five things we love:

tiribeca1. Tribeca scenery: Lots of former industrial buildings that have been transformed into residential housing and diverse stores.  Tons of beautiful boutiques mix with the eccentric, too.

citibike2. Transportation. In TriBeCa, there are Citibikes everywhere–the best way to navigate the complicated downtown one way streets.

vespa3. Unique Restaurants: Where else can you see a Vespa parked inside a restaurant?

HeirloomTomatoSaladAtTribecaGrand4. Great Design: Delicious food and incredible décor at the Tribeca Grand Hotel.

FreshSangria5. Fresh Sangria to go anyone? A perfect summertime treat!