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Co-founder of Small Girls PR and girl about (down)town NY & BK.
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Goodbye NYFW, Hello SMW -
Join us next week as we co-host Industry Innovators: Connect & Converse along with Pubslush during Social Media Week.
Participants include some of our favorite companies and people, such as Amanda Raye of Broke & Chic, Donors Choose, Brendan Lowry of Curalate, and our very own Small Girls co-founder, Bianca Caampued.
Connect with NYC’s top social media industry innovators with those striving to better understand the importance of social media in their own business. The event with a formal intro and brief q&a session, while the rest of the night will be dedicated to mingling, networking, making new bff’s + gift bags!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
6:30PM to 8:30PM
16 West 36th
St. New York, NY 10018
Speaking at this Social Media Week event tonight! Come hang and talk about social media and stuff. xo
[UPDATE: ADDRESS is 16 W.36th Street not 26th as noted in the original flyer]
Today, Valentine’s day, is the 1-year anniversary of Maxx quitting pacifiers and me quitting smoking. Cold turkey for both of us. Obviously, it was our idea for her to give up her pacifier, but it was her idea for me to give up smoking.
For awhile we had been preparing her for giving up her pacifier one day — talking about how, even though it was comforting and part of her daily routine, it was bad for her mouth and that it would be healthier to give it up. One day as we were talking about it she suddenly asked, “So, then are you going to stop smoking?”
She had a point. I allowed that maybe that was a good idea and we could both quit together. She took my half-hearted assent as a solid commitment and cheerfully announced that we should do it on Valentine’s day — which was about six months away at that point. That seemed far enough away for me, so I agreed.
So six months later on Valentine’s day we went together to Build-A-Bear at the mall — a place where you can build, stuff, and accessorize your own teddy bear. We picked out matching empty bear skins, she put her pacifier in one, I put my last pack of cigarettes in the other, and then we stuffed them up and the lady working there sewed them up for us. Turns out she was a recovering alcoholic, and she commiserated a bit with us and offered each of us words of surprisingly genuine support.
The first day was easy — a shared adventure. The following days were worse. And still, it was made significantly better by working through the loss together. She’d ask me how I was doing, and I did the same. At night when it was hard for her to fall asleep we’d discuss tips and tricks. In the morning when I started the days — coffee and no cigarette — I thought of her.
We became our own little Sucking-On-Things Anonymous support group.
Together we both got through the next two weeks, and then turned a corner. We stopped thinking about it, talking about it, and then… that was pretty much it. We just recently talked about it again, and we each agreed it was hard to imagine wanting to go back.
So, happy Valentine’s Day, Maxx!
This is fantastic and so cute. Congratulations Maxx and Marke!
I may not have gotten around to quitting cigarettes (yet- one thing at a time), but having quit drinking I totally understand the “adventure” of ups and downs that go along with it. I wholeheartedly love and appreciate this post so much.
The Science of Kissing
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s my latest: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know and more about the evolution, neuroscience, and psychology of kissing, which, when you really consider what you’re doing, has got to be the absolute strangest human behavior out there.
I mean, really, what other animal is like "Hey, great to see you, let’s wipe our open mouths all over each other!"
Anyway, there’s some amazing evolutionary biology and neuroscience behind the humble kiss. Share this bit of science with someone you love!
This video is talking my language - #science #kissing.
Hot Chip - Flutes
"One day you might realize
That you might need to open your eyes”
This song is 7 minutes (and 9 seconds) in Hot Chip heaven.
#HAMBURGERS (at Hunter House Hamburgers)
Went on an impromptu trip to Michigan over the weekend. What is life without having the random desire to visit a midwestern state on a Thursday, and just booking tickets for the next day?
File under home inspiration.
Our fearless leaders, Mallory and Bianca are featured on DAILYCANDY, dropping their work essentials and some pretty good advice on how to make it big even when you’re small.
Check out the full post here.
Mallory and I dish out our fashion and career essentials on DailyCandy.
Ice Cube - You Can Do It
Because why not have a little 90s throwback on a Wednesday morning, as soon as you get into the office?
It’s like H&M just created a 7 piece collection from the staple pieces in my closet in the color scheme of my wardrobe. Dressing like a ‘ballerina, who may have lost her way out of the studio, but still wears certain pieces and silhouettes, almost like a way to hang on to a life that was’ is my favorite. *[Wait, was that too telling?… jk]
Anyway, fact that this is their latest Conscious collection (sustainable fashion!) makes it all the better.
View the collection on Refinery29
I’m usually listening to two particular things when I need to focus at work - The Tron Legacy Reconfigured soundtrack for those “need to get shit done” sessions and the Tchaikovsky Pandora station for those “need to relax and get shit done” sessions.
This song (and the rest of the album), has been a great alternative to the latter- because sometimes you just need something a little more chillzone to create a stress-free mindset vs. the sense of urgency to jamming on some electro shit, that isn’t from the Romantic period.
Just work on everything calmly and one step at a time… and enjoy the music you’re doing it to. Ya know?
You can file this under - mindfulness in the workplace, and also read this piece on The Daily Muse about the topic.
The Things I Want… to buy: I think I found my new combat meets Star Wars boot - Sam Edelman Darwin Lace-up Combat boots from Urban Outfitters
[discovered via Refinery29:3 Chic Outfit Ideas For The #PolarVortex]