Guess what stated on April 8th?! Gilt City DC members are invited to experience one of Washington’s trendiest neighborhoods like never before. Fashion mavens and foodies alike can take a digital stroll down U Street for insider sales from exclusive boutiques, restaurants, salons and more! This Neighborhood Spotlight will feature the best of 14th and U Street – offering up deals on must-stop destinations including Foundry, Peloton Cycling, Drafting Table and The Gibson Lab at Marvin to name a few. In fact, Yvette Freeman, owner of The Foundry and Peloton Cycling, helped to guest curate the collection. So don’t miss your chance to shop, dine and indulge in this Washington DC neighborhood with Gilt City!
A couple deals CapFABB is looking forward to:
$30 for $60 in-store merchandise credit
$150 for $300 in-store merchandise credit
$1,000 for $2,000 in-store merchandise credit
$200 for $500 worth of design services at client home and at Foundry with foundry design team. Includes 3 hours of design consultation services. After consult, 100% of fee paid can be applied toward in-store purchase of furniture, home decor items and/or accessories from Foundry.
$10 for $20 in-store merchandise credit
A dozen cupcakes of any flavors – Original Retail: $40, Gilt City Price: $24 (40% off)
2 hour baking class with the owner, Warren, at CakeLove, and all members will take home a signed copy of his book “Cake Love” – Gilt City Price: $75
So head on over to giltcity.com/DC and get to know U Street!
Blog Name: Ana in Style
Blog URL: www.anainstyle.com
Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/anainstyle
Twitter URL: www.twitter.com/anainstyle
Where are you located? Fairfax, VA
What type of blogger are you? Fashion & Beauty
You don’t have to be an expert in Photoshop to have a crisp, professional looking blog. I have been blogging for over seven years and haven’t touched the program. The past year I have been using PicMonkey to edit my photos and create my “Pin-able” images and find it easy to use, budget-friendly, and a tool to accomplish most anything a blogger would need.
PicMonkey is a web-based tool that you can use in any Internet browser to color correct photos, add text, crop, and more. For a small fee, you can upgrade and access even more features in PicMonkey (a cost like this is tax-deductible if you make money off your blog!). Here are a few ways I use it:
My husband takes my pictures in the morning, and then hands me the memory card to select and edit the photos for my blog on my lunch hour. I need something that will let me edit 3-6 photos in less than 15 minutes so I have time to finish my post and still grab a bite to eat before getting back to work. I have found PicMonkey lets me do exactly that.
Blog Name: Wonderfelle World
Blog URL: http://wonderfelleworld.com
Facebook URL: http://facebook.com/wonderfelle
Twitter URL: http://twitter.com/wonderfelle
Where are you located? DC
What type of blogger are you? Lifestyle
Lola Ro inspires you to follow your dreams. On the road to getting her master’s degree, she decided to pursue her passion—creating jewelry. She now puts her energy into her business and dreams of making it big—real big. Have a look at her collection and see why she will succeed.
Where do you get your inspiration?
My inspiration was derived from where I am originally from – Nigeria. I met my best friend there making jewelry as a hobby. Nigeria is known for its intricate and unique jewelry making techniques. I became fascinated by it and thought I could mix its traditional look with contemporary style to create one of a kind pieces. I decided to take a couple of classes from the local jewelry artisans in Lagos when I visited Nigeria for vacation. I got hooked and I have been making jewelry ever since. Other places I get my inspiration from are magazines, TV shows or fashion trends. The whole idea is to create one of a kind jewelry that creates a little drama and makes you look exotic and unique.
What do you sell?
I sell statement jewelry which includes unique necklaces, bracelets and earrings. I also make customized jewelry based on the customer’s specifications.
When and how did your company come to life?
After taking all my jewelry classes and at the same time preparing for my master’s degree, I felt comfortable with jewelry making. I decided to make my first collection of about six necklaces which I named “Asi-ko” (in Yoruba language, a tribe in Nigeria) which means “season” or “contemporary.” The understanding is that women select their attire and accessories based on the function or ASIKO, or season of the year. It could be for a wedding celebration, Thanksgiving holiday, and so on.
My friend encouraged me to sell my pieces to a boutique in Georgetown. So after some convincing, I made an appointment with the owner at Celine De Paris and he bought all my pieces. I was so excited and decided to pursue it as a business, which has been a great move for me!
Blog Name: A Thousand Threads
Blog URL: http://www.1000threadsblog.com
Facebook URL: http://www.facebook.com/1000threadsblog
Twitter URL: @1000threads
Where are you located? I live all the way out in Frederick, MD, but I work in DC.
What type of blogger are you? Lifestyle
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Like any viewer on YouTube, I was searching for an updo to wear as MOH for my best friend’s wedding, but my search came up little to none. That was when I decided to create a channel of my own and posted my first video in 2008. I’ve created videos ranging from quick, simple hairstyles to updos to makeup, nails and slowly adding in some DIY and fashion videos to the mix.
Being on YouTube has been rewarding to say the least and I am glad to have met great friends along the way. However, starting a channel initially may not be easy, but I’ve learned a few tips along the way that will help you to create one of your own, if you so wish.
Tip #1: Be yourself
I know you hear this plenty, but it’s true. Viewers love to see the personality behind the videos, so being you only helps viewers get to know you better.
Tip #2: Only use royalty-free music such as ones from Incompetech
This is a tip I always give out, especially if you want to become a YouTube Partner. Refrain from using music that you do not have the rights or permissions in your videos.