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Tech company, Ashley Chloe, headed up by serial entrepreneur and former angel investor, Angela Pan, suggests ditching the usual Mom's Day gifts this year for their flagship product. What do YOU think?
Mother’s Day is almost here, and for many, that means showing moms our appreciations by spoiling them with gifts. Skip the flowers and the hand made baskets. This year, give mom something that’s fashionable and functional. Ashley Chloe’s stylish, wrist wearable Bluetooth headphones are a gift she’s sure to remember and enjoy for years to come.
Mom has better things to do than deal with tangled headphones. The Helix Cuff is an innovative wearable that delivers an amazing surround sound experience in a convenient bracelet that’s on the cutting edge of modern fashion trends. The Helix Cuff gives mom easy access to her headphones to use when she’s at the gym or needs to take a hands-free call. When done, the Helix Cuff is stored back in a sleek, cutting-edge band, that comes in 6 different color schemes.
“I designed the Helix Cuff for people who want fashionable style, comfort, and high-quality sound from their headphones. It’s the perfect gift for the on-the-go mom who wants to unplug for a well-deserved audio vacation,” said Angela Pan, CEO of Ashley Chloe.
The Helix Cuff is equipped with the most advanced sound technology you’ll ever find in a Bluetooth wearable tech gadget. Smart Multipoint Connectivity allows mom to connect to multiple devices. AptX technology, cVc noise reduction, and Bluetooth 4.1 will give mom the most premium sound experience. These awesome innovations fit perfectly inside the stylish and convenient wearable Helix Cuff that come in a variety of colors to match any style. Shop all colors here: www.ashleychloe.com/order
ABOUT ASHLEY CHLOE
Ashley Chloe is a brand that delivers high-tech chic to fashion-forward individuals who crave sleek digital wearables designed expressly for their modern lifestyle. Their flagship product, The Helix Cuff™ solves the problem of dealing with tangled and easy to lose headphones in a fashion-forward way. It is the world’s first wrist-wrap-storable pair of headphones; a sleek wearable with extractable Bluetooth® headphones for your wrist. Keep your fashion and tunes close at hand. Ashley Chloe is based in San Francisco, just north of Silicon Valley.
According to a recent Psychology Today article contributed by Tall Poppy Writer founder, Dr. Ann Garvin, the answer is a resounding yes.
The Tall Poppy writers are a group of award-winning and best-selling authors whose philanthropy has become as much a part of their mission as creativity. Currently, the group is running a campaign to raise funds for the international literacy group, Room to Read.
Says Garvin: "[It has become a natural extension of our group—both the writers and readers—to give back to the larger community, raising money for girls’ education and literacy in third-world countries."
Several members of the Tall Poppy Writers were quoted in the article, including Shortcuts Founder, Amy Impellizzeri.
Read the complete article here.
Last year around this time, the biggest story on Broadway was the mega-hit, Hamilton, the ground-breaking musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Hamilton dominated the 2016 Tony nominations and later - the awards themselves.
The slate of 2017 Tony nominations, announced today by Broadway veterans, Christopher Jackson and Jane Krakowski, includes representation from more shows across the board - with some big stars filling the ticket - and some being conspicuously ignored.
Bette Midler, Kevin Kline, Josh Groban, Danny DeVito and Cate Blanchett all earned nominations, while Hamilton alum, Phillipa Soo was not nominated for her role in the new musical adapted from the film of the same name, "Amelie." Neither the "Cats" revival nor "The Bronx Tale" made the cut either.
Another surprise from today's announcements? This is actually Bette Midler's first Tony nomination - although she is the prior recipient of a Special Tony Award.
The 2017 Tony Awards will be televised live on June 11 by CBS from Radio City Hall.
For more about the 2017 Tony Nominees, including a full list, click here.
SHORTCUTS FOUNDER, AMY IMPELLIZZERI WITH RUSTIC CUFF FOUNDER, JILL DONOVAN
Recently, while in Oklahoma to speak at the State Bar Association's annual meeting, I made a date to catch up with Tulsa native, Jill Donovan (founder of Rustic Cuff jewelry) at a local restaurant.
When I arrived for our lunch date, after having driven straight from the airport, my phone was dead, and I greeted the hostess with an apology. "I'm so sorry, I just need to plug my phone in for a moment and see if my friend is here yet."
The hostess waved off my apology. "No problem. And by the way, while you're waiting - guess who's here?" She nodded to the back of the restaurant and stage whispered: "Jill Donovan. Can you believe it? Right over THERE." I laughed, "Yes, that's the friend I'm meeting." The hostess gave me a wide-eyed, impressed smile and walked me to the back of the restaurant where we both found Jill chatting up a woman who had apparently been a stranger just a few moments before. The woman turned out to be a Rustic Cuff customer who - when she spotted Jill - just had to stop and share how much she loved her Rustic Cuffs. A woman who, like the hostess, had never met Jill before that day, but who was impressed and star-struck just the same.
That's how it is with Jill Donovan. But it wasn't always that way.
The humble - but indubitably successful - head of Rustic Cuff (recently recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the Top 10 Culture Companies (Small Company Category)) actually started her business out of her home just 6 years ago by designing custom bracelets for celebrities - including then emerging country singer and fellow Tulsa native - Miranda Lambert. After a national magazine photographed one of the gifted Rustic Cuff creations on Lambert's wrist - demand for Donovan's designs, and in turn, Donovan's popularity - skyrocketed.
Since her first celebrity sighting, Donovan has designed cuffs for dozens of celebrities - with a huge sighting on the wrist of none other than Oprah Winfrey on the cover of the March 2015 issue of O Magazine.
Donovan has infused her brand with a unique charm by sharing real stories of her life and the inspiration behind her journey and designs. By creating conversation pieces and an extensive and innovative product line available primarily in her own brick and mortar and online retail shops, Donovan has made her cuffs a unique mix of both coveted and accessible.
On social media, customers share pictures of their latest Rustic Cuff acquisitions, and sing the praises of the woman behind it all. One quick scroll through Rustic Cuff tags shows that this is no ordinary e-commerce brand. The emphasis among customers and Jill herself is on paying it forward, gifting bracelets, and telling stories with one another.
On April 27, Jill Donovan announced the upcoming October 3, 2017 release of The Kindness Effect. Available for pre-order now - this hard cover coffee table book promises to share "concepts inspired by [Donovan's] most popular bracelets, telling the stories behind them while also sharing how they can impact the life of the reader and everyone they touch." The news was devoured enthusiastically by the closed Rustic Cuff Facebook group of 41,000+ fans. The name of the group? Addicted to Cuffs #JDFC ("Jill Donovan Fan Club").
It's clear that these days - the real celebrity behind the brand is Jill Donovan herself.
But in all the best ways.
BY SHORTCUTS MAGAZINE
On April 29, The Dreams Tasting Conference - to be held in Boston - will give women a “taste” of 50 different activities spanning 10 unique categories. Write the first page of your novel, dance like Dancing With The Stars, start your own business, become a chef/sommelier, learn yoga from a true yogi, and everything in between!
For more information and to register for the First Ever Dreams Tasting Conference, click here.
The 2017 season of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER - the live reading series about motherhood founded by blogger, Ann Imig, kicks off this month. With ticket proceeds going to fund local organizations, the show has raised over $100,000 since its inception.
For more about LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER and to locate a show near you, click here.
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Victoria Tsai currently heads up the multi-million dollar beauty company, Tatcha, whose signature line began with a unique product - gold-flecked blotting papers discovered after Tsai's chance meeting with a modern day "geisha" - a term that means literally "artist."
But to bring the gold-flecked blotting papers back to the United States from Kyoto, Japan, Tsai had to sell her engagement ring, her car, and her furniture.
And it still wasn't enough.
Hear more about the detours along the journey for this beautiful SHORTCUTS story ...