S’well: The New Eco-Friendly Water Bottle

 

According to an article on CNN, in 2009 at a business school reunion attended by Sarah Kauss, a professor did a presentation on the global water crisis. During his presentation, he addressed the impact that waste plastic bottles have on the environment. At that moment, Sarah Kauss knew that her idea of launching a line of reusable, insulted, stainless steel bottles was excellent.

 

Prior to the reunion, Kauss would take metal water bottles around, but she was not too happy about their appearance. “It was ideal for the gym, or pulling out of your backpack when you’re camping, but not for an executive to be carrying around,” said Kauss.

 

Soon afterwards, Kauss went to work to make her idea into a reality. According to her, “I made the business plan quickly, but it took longer than I expected to find the manufacturer and perfect the design.” She invested $30,000 to launch S’well in 2010.

 

S’well is a line of stainless steel bottles that are insulated, reusable, and designed to keep liquid hot for 12 hours or cold for 24 hours. S’well bottles are available in 90 colors and three different sizes. They are very stylish, BPA-free and help reduce the number of plastic water bottles that ended up in landfills. These fabulous bottles cost between $25 and $45 and are sold at majority of the leading stores nationwide such as Starbucks, Nordstrom, and J. Crew.

 

Since the launch of S’well, the New York based firm sold approximately 4 million bottles and had a “revenue surge 400% between 2013 and 2014 — hitting $10 million last year,” according to the article on CNN.

 

In 2010, S’well was featured in the Oprah Magazine in it’s ‘O list’ of popular summer products. “It was the stamp of credibility we needed,” said Kauss.

 

The firm recently introduced bottles that look like wood and plants a tree in the forest for each bottle sold.

 

The Hottest and Latest Men’s Spring Fashion Choices

It is that time of year when winter coats come off and sweaters are packed away. Spring time is more than watching the flowers bloom and the trees come to life, it is also a time of a change in fashion. In the fashion world everyone is buzzing about the latest from top designers and what their spring collection will look like. Just as thrilling as the designers and their latest contribution to the world of fashion are the models used to showcase it. Top designers have been trend setters with highlighting not only their clothing line but the models who flex them. In the world of men’s fashion, this also proves true.

One of the hottest up and coming male models today is Matt Landis. He has demonstrated his ability to turn a style into what every male on the globe wants to wear. With his chiseled good looks and impeccable body, there is not anything that does not look great on him. Certainly the whisper campaign is in full swing regarding where fashion watchers can find his swagger. He recently updated his portfolio, which showcases why he has earned the reputation of being a sought after fresh face.

matt landis model

In one photo of him wearing an unzipped light grey jacket of an airy fabric with brown leather strips at the shoulders, he is depicting an easy breezy look for the spring breaker.  Of course, others will take off running with this look by changing the colors and partially zipping the jacket.

matt landis lavendar

In another photo, Matt is seen wearing a light lavender colored jacket with a tri-colored purple checkered cotton shirt underneath. This is easily something that can be worn during the spring to the office, an afternoon affair or a club with outside seating. Again the look inspires an opportunity for colors to be manipulated and buttons to be undone. This ensemble could be completed with a pair of jeans, casual slacks or shorts depending on the destination.

matt landis black and white

The last photo of Matt that screams about his boyish good looks and casual style is him wearing a college sweatshirt and a cotton shirt underneath. No matter what the season, this is a staple that every man can wear with confidence to a myriad of incognito events in the spring season.

Whether it is the men’s or women’s clothing line, excitement is in the air. New York City is gearing up for fashion week as the flagship of fashion shows. It is also the forerunner for the next stop in Europe with shows in cities such as London and Paris to name a few. Spring has sprung and everyone wants to know what they should be wearing throughout the season for any occasion. If the pictures of Matt Landis are any indication of the eye candy trend this spring season has in store, it is going to be a hot one.

The Perfect Wedding, the Perfect Surprise

A groom made his bride’s dream of the perfect wedding come true without her having a clue. After their engagement the groom would ask his future bride simple questions like, “What is your idea of the perfect wedding “? “Who would you like to have at the wedding”? And other questions like this. These questions were asked in a subtle and casual way with the groom consciously taking notes.

The groom was secretly making all her wishes come true. After a year of planning, her dream unfolded. With the help of friends and family the bride’s own complete bedroom with all her bureaus was brought to the wedding location to be sure she had everything needed.

In total confusion and excitement the soon to be bride said, “Yes.” She then looked around and realized that all of her friends were there to help her get into her wedding dress that was in her transported bedroom.

This is an example of true love. I think Bernardo Chua and I can agree on that. It is crystal clear that this groom wants to bring nothing but happiness to his beautiful bride and will surely have more surprises in the years to come.