Happy Birthday Stir! Match.com is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Stir Events, a program dedicated to taking online dating offline by offering a wide range of activities to Match members around the country ranging from large-scale happy hours at popular venues, to more intimate events like tequila tastings and DJ lessons. While some cater to more general interests such as after work drinks, others focus on specific activities where participants can find a potential match with a similar hobby or interest. In just one year, Match has hosted a total of 2,850 events and counting. Broken down, that’s 14 events each day, 75 events a week, and 320 events per month! Match has collaborated with over 1,200 venues and partners, including House of Blues, Banana Republic, Sur la Table, and Warrior Dash, along with local gems in each city. Events have been organized in over 80 cities across America including in Anchorage and Honolulu. To date, over 225,000 singles have attended a Stir event and they are only getting started.
In celebration of the Stir’s anniversary, Match.com is offering the opportunity for singles to create their own Stir event. To enter, visit Match.com’s What Stirs You? Contest Page now through Tuesday May 28th, telling them what you think would make for the perfect singles event. Entries will be judged based on quality, creativity, uniqueness, and geographical relevance. The selected winner will have their idea executed by the Match.com Stir Events team in their city, and will receive an invitation to attend the event along with ten of their singles friends – all at no charge. In addition, the winner will also receive a free six-month Match.com subscription which could come in handy for those socialites seeking summer love!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.
Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful Mother, Renee! Here we are on the beaches of her home country, Venezuela, enjoying some sunshine at our favorite beach club, Club Puerto Azul, back in 1987. I can’t get over how cute these photos are and how much I want to go back to Puerto Azul with my Mom and little sister. Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mothers out there!
I really like this picture because I look like E.T.
I’m very happy to have such a close and special relationship with my Mom. I know everyone says this or at least should, but she’s really the best friend and confidant I’ve ever had. That being said, Mother’s Day has always been very important to me. My little sister, Caroline, was even born on Mother’s Day. Though your Mom will love anything you get her just as she did when you were a kid, no Mom needs another carnation or ‘I <3 Mom’ necklace any more than Dad needs another tie. So here are a few glamourous Mother’s Day gifts for the woman who will always love you unconditionally. Be sure to mark your calendars for May 12, 2013!
1. Effortless Beauty Ready-To-Wear Makeup Planner 2. Square Lacquer Jewelry Box 3. She’s Pampered Set 4. Dooney & Bourke Flower Leisure Shopper 5. Branch Pendant Necklace 6. Voluspa Maison Noir Crisp Champagne Scented Candle
A Soho Sunset
The American flag over a firehouse in Hell’s Kitchen
The program from the Third Annual Public Prep Namesake Luncheon I attended this week in support of educational excellence for everyone no matter what their income or race.
For the last week, there hasn’t been a cloud in the sky. I could get used to this.
Graffiti chalk art outside the Fashion Institute of Technology
I don’t read as much as I should. However, when books are this glamorous, any fashionista can begin to fancy herself a bookworm or at least a sexy librarian. I love the interactive experience of reading on an iPad or Kindle, but I hope the classic book doesn’t completely go away. They just have so much versatility and personality. There’s nothing like picking up a hardcover book of style and paging through all the iconic photos capturing different eras of fashion. Plus, who doesn’t love a good collection of chic coffee table books to complete your home decor?
1. Grace: A Memoir hardcover book by Grace Coddington 2. American Fashion 3. The Big Book of Chic by Miles Redd 4. The Little Dictionary Of Fashion 5. 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers 6. W: The First Forty Years