Archive for November, 2012

Hotels Spreading the Holiday Cheer

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

This week I talked to reporters around the country about upcoming holiday happenings.

This week I spoke to reporters from around the country about what hotels are doing this year to spread the holiday cheer. Lucky for you, I’m providing the inside scoop on what holiday happenings you can attend from San Francisco to Washington D.C. and everywhere in between!

According to a report from AAA earlier this year, approximately 43.6 million Americans traveled during the Thanksgiving holiday period. What’s more, the same report stated that in the upcoming December holidays an estimated 40 percent of Americans plan to travel, compared to just 22 percent in 2011. Hotels.com® is revealing hotels that go above and beyond to ensure an extra special holiday season for travelers and guests.

  • Little America Hotel. A well-known hotel near the Interstate 40 in Flagstaff, Arizona, Little America Hotel is decked out in millions of lights. Families climb aboard an elf-driven trolley and ride through the magic portal to Santa’s workshop. All along the way, Christmas music rings, lights flash and the magic begins.
  • Gaylord Hotels. All four hotels – Washington, D.C., Nashville, Orlando and Dallas/Fort Worth –  present individual unique holiday decor and entertainment, including ICE!™ – an indoor wonderland where families can explore 10 different holiday scenes created entirely of two-million pounds of ice. ICE! is hand-sculpted by 40 international artisans and kept at a chilling nine degrees. This holiday season, guests can experience ICE! featuring DreamWorks’ Merry Madagascar (at Gaylord Palms and Gaylord Texan); and ICE! featuring DreamWorks’ Shrek the Halls (at Opryland and Gaylord National).
  • The Venetian and The Palazzo. These two Las Vegas sister hotels will stage Winter in Venice from now through January 6, 2013, with a six-week run of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Las Vegas in The Palazzo Theater, a nightly parade, tree-lighting ceremonies, a 3D light projection show and an ice skating rink above the Grand Canal.
  • Hyatt Regency San Francisco. It doesn’t snow in San Francisco — unless you’re inside the atrium of the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, across from the Ferry Building in the Embarcadero. Here, it snows three times a day indoors starting November 30 through December 31. The hotel also installs the Department 56 Snow Village, a 200-piece little winter wonderland with a train running through it.
  • Coeur d’Alene Resort. This Idaho ski resort town boasts the largest on-the-water resort holiday light show and The World’s Tallest Living Animated Christmas Tree in America (twice the height of New York City’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree) at Coeur d’Alene Resort from now through January 1, 2013. Experience the resort’s “Journey to the North Pole,” a 40-minute cruise to visit Santa Claus at the North Pole workshop.
 
 

 

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Where to Go for a Winter Wonderland: Westin Snowmass

Monday, November 26th, 2012

If you are ready to strap on your skis this winter, look no further than the all NEW Westin Snowmass for your snow-tastic vacation! After a monumental $55 Million renovation, guests now have the luxury of a full-service ski-in/ski-out Westin Resort in one of Colorado’s most prestigious ski towns, Snowmass Village.

TSB Insider Tip: Book now for the early-season and save BIG!

Tim Johnson, Director of Sales & Marketing for the Westin Snowmass took the time to answer our burning questions about the new resort opening its doors this week!

TSB: The Westin Snowmass is officially opening its doors this month, what do you want guests to know when booking with your resort?

TJ: Reservations opened for arrivals starting November 21, 2012, just in time for opening day of the ski season and the upcoming holidays!

TSB: What is your favorite feature, spot, amenity or service at the resort?

TJ: There are many to highlight! Our new restaurant, Snowmass Kitchen is going to be over the top. Great menus prepared by our new Executive Chef, Ronnie Sanchez and our Chef d’ Cuisine Jamie Flatt and great views of the Snowmass Mountain from the dining room. Other amenities that stand out are the in-house new Westin Spa, our Westin WORKOUT fitness center and our in-house Kids Club. The rooms are beautiful and they all feature the Westin Heavenly Bed and the Westin Heavenly Bath.

TSB: New Belgium Brewery will have a restaurant at the resort. Tell us what we can expect from that dining experience.

TJ: The Bar at Wildwood in collaboration with New Belgium Brewery is going to be a fun, energetic environment. It is located in Wildwood Snowmass, which is adjacent to the Westin Snowmass. We will have 10 taps pouring the seasonal New Belgium brews and great menus with entrees paired with the brews.

TSB: Why is the Westin Snowmass great for families?

TJ: Westin is committed to providing a full-service environment, including our signature Service Express Concierge Service to make their experience here at The Westin convenient and worry-free. Our ski-in/ski-out location is second to none in Snowmass. Our private Ski Valet service stores boots and equipment in a slope-side location, so getting the kids ready for the slopes is easy and hassle free. Our in-house Kids Club is the perfect opportunity for parents to get some “me-time” while they know the kids are well taken care of and entertained onsite at the hotel.

TSB: If there is one thing that you could tell people not to miss when they visit Snowmass, what would it be?

TJ: Krabloonik Fine Dining and Dogsledding – World class dining and an unforgettable adventure. It has been around for nearly 40 years and is SO unique!

Check in to the Westin Snowmass this winter!

 
 

 

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Black Friday Travel Smart Blog Giveaway!

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Brad Wilson's Do More, Spend Less

Happy Black Friday! We know you are gearing up for major holiday shopping and hunting for deals. And in the spirit of holiday shopping season, the Travel Smart Blog team would like to assist shoppers in learning how to save an extra buck or two.

Travel Smart Blog is providing a copy of expert bargain hunter, Brad Wilson’s upcoming January title, Do More, Spend Less. Author Brad Wilson, founder of BradsDeal.com, explains the techniques and buying strategies that are used on his site, which have saved 19 million consumers more than $200 million in the past year alone.

Written by Brad Wilson, founder of BradsDeals.com, the largest editorial-drive deal website, the book provides tips, strategies and real-life examples of things he has personally done over the past 10 years as a professional bargain hunter. The entire basis for thinking about how best to shop, spend, travel, bank–essentially all aspects of being a consumer–has fundamentally changed. The power is now in your hands, and Do More, Spend Less shows you how to win as a consumer.

Want the chance to know Brad’s insider scoop? Leave us a comment telling us your secret, insider tips for saving money on gifts during the holidays and you could win a complimentary copy of Brad Wilson’s book Do More, Spend Less.

Comments will close Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 11:59pm ET. The Travel Smart Blog team will choose the winner at random and will be in touch with them directly via email Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Good luck!

 
 

 

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Q&A with Culinary Craftsman, Damien Schaeffer

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

In the spirit of food and family for Thanksgiving, I had the chance to speak with a good friend of mine, Damien Schaeffer.  Damien is a modern day Renaissance Man. Founder of the Four Coursemen (by the way – this link goes to some inspired recipes), the friends cooking for fun concept that sparked a Cooking Channel Hit is now on to a new project: Public Domain Dinners. I asked Damien about Thanksgiving, food, friends and his new culinary project.

Grass Fed Beef Cheeks w/ Summer Farro Salad, Peperonata, Bar-B-Jus

The Four Coursemen began out of a desire for good food and fellowship, which is exactly what Thanksgiving is all about – what do feel is required for a great Thanksgiving meal?

DS: To me, Thanksgiving was always a special day because it was the one day during the year that the entire family stopped what they were doing and focused on good food and each other.  We are all super busy and we often forget to dedicate a little time to important things like this.  More than any culinary ingredient, it is taking the time to truly savor a meal with friends and family that makes a great Thanksgiving meal, or any great meal.  Thanksgiving gives us a reason to do this.  The Four Coursemen has always been about taking this a step further and saying; “You shouldn’t have to wait for a holiday to do this.  You can do it any day.”

How do the Four Coursemen plan your menus and how do you decide where to source the ingredients?

DS: Planning our menus is the easy part because the menu is dictated by what is growing and available in town that day or week.  We know our local farmers and source most of our ingredients from the farmers market the day of the dinner.  This ensures we have the freshest possible ingredients.  I get very easily overwhelmed when given too many options and the beauty of cooking with ingredients that are local and in season is that your options are limited.  I never think of this limitation as a negative thing.  In fact, with food, this “limitation” means that you are cooking with ingredients at the peak of their flavor potential.  With fresh, seasonal ingredients and a little knowledge of how to put them together in a dish, it is hard to cook food that is not delicious.

How has filming the show changed the way The Four Coursemen prepare meals?

DS: The show didn’t really change the way we prepare meals.  In fact, it was meant to document our motivations and the process we follow when preparing our dinners, and inspire others the do the same. When I came up with the concept for the television show, I wanted to show viewers how easy it is to cook nutritious food for your family and friends.  For years, America has traded quality food for convenient food.  Unfortunately convenient rarely, if ever, means nutritious. If we could document ourselves going to a beautiful city, where we knew no one, and put together a meal for diners using local ingredients bought from surrounding farms that we discovered the day before the dinner; anyone in that town, or any other town in America, could easily do the same if they felt inspired to do so.  We are here to spark that inspiration.

Marshmallow'd Goat-Cheesecake w/ Blueberry, Sea Salt Ganache, Marcona Almonds, Graham Crumble

Culinary Travel is so popular now, is there somewhere that you have been or would like to go in the name of food and fun?

DS: Good food exists everywhere and there are people in every town who you can learn amazing techniques, tips, recipes, and more from.  I want to travel to towns all over and continue to learn and cook.  In the spirit of the television concept, I have started a new traveling dining experience called Public Domain Dinners that is all about this.  It is my excuse to travel, meet new people, continue to learn, and inspire others to do the same.  The Public Domain Dinners are much like what we did on The Four Coursemen. For each dinner I collaborate with a chef from the town I am visiting to pull off a dinner for anywhere from 15 – 120 diners.  The location of the dinners, menu, number of diners, etc. are all dependent on what the participating chef and I feel will make for the best experience.

With Public Domain Dinners I am visiting cities across America and inspiring people to cook and get to know their local farmers and producers on the way.  I kicked this concept off to great success in Charleston, South Carolina where I did a dinner for 32 diners at a small book store called Heirloom Books.  I collaborated on the menu with a talented chef, and owner of the restaurant The Grocery, Kevin Johnson.   I just wrapped up another dinner in Athens, GA at the beautiful farm Woodland Gardens for 120 diners.  My good friend, and very talented Executive Chef of the Athens restaurant Five & Ten, Dean Neff and I collaborated on a five course menu that showcased seasonal produce from Woodland Gardens in every course.  I am currently working on dinners in Birmingham, Austin, and New York.

If anyone reading wants me to do a Public Domain Dinner in their town, email me at damien@publicdomaindinners.com and let me know!  While you are at it, go to the website (http://www.publicdomaindinners.com) and sign up for the mailing list and follow me on Twitter @eatpublicdomain

Happy Thanksgiving,

Damien

 
 

 

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Best and Worst Airports: If You’re Going to Be Stuck…. Part 2

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Yesterday, I talked about the airports you never want to get delayed in. In Part 2, the following are the airports you might not mind being stuck in.

The Best US Airports to be Stuck In

There are many airports that offer wonderful features and services to their travelers. Often lauded are Minneapolis Airport, Charlotte International, San Francisco International Airport, and Milwaukee General Mitchell Airport.  Here are details on a few that may surprise you:

1) Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Accolades Airport should be its name: best customer service, best cargo airport, best food choices, best international gateway; DFW has got it all including: free Wi-Fi courtesy of AT&T, an internal walking path for exercise, and a yoga studio.

2) Pittsburgh International, Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh has a great on-time departure rate so you aren’t too likely to spend too much extra time in its terminals, but if you do, you won’t be disappointed. Free Wi-Fi is now offered in all four concourses of the airport and features a great selection of shopping and restaurants. The airport website even has activities for the kiddos to keep them comfortable and enthusiastic while traveling.

3) Austin-Bergstrom International, Austin, Texas

This airport is thoroughly clean, comfortable, and has a friendly ambience. It’s actually one of only three airports worldwide to earn Airport Service Quality Assured Certification. There are plenty of shops and restaurants in the airport and of course, just like you would find in Austin, live music. One caveat: Wi-Fi at the airport is said to be spotty.

Best Airport Hotels

Hotels.com released a list Monday of the top user-rated airport hotels. The rankings are based off seven million guest reviews.

What has been your experience? Have a favorite airport? Or worse, one you wish never to visit again? Tell us about it here on Travel Smart Blog.

 
 

 

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Best and Worst Airports: If You’re Going to Be Stuck…. Part 1

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Most of us travel and many can say we’ve been stuck in an airport a time or two.  When I book flights, I often consider if I am going to have to change planes and which airport I will be flying through. There are a few that I dread having to connect through for fear of getting stuck there. There are other airports that you wouldn’t mind an extra hour or two to explore. So what are those airports?

When discerning the best and worst airports, you have to consider cleanliness, connectivity (Wi-Fi and power enabled for travelers), amenities (such as the airside spas to relieve your stress), and the restaurants and stores.

The Worst US Airports to be Stuck In

Taking into account personal experiences, anecdotal evidence (such as the recent online survey by MissTravel – an online dating site for people who like to travel, and actual surveys and reports from industry experts, the following are a few of the least desirable airports to be stuck in.

1) Dulles International, Washington, D.C.

Dulles is so very crowded and that can be stressful with more than 25 million passengers passing through each year. The 50 year-old airport isn’t exactly known for on-time departures and if you have ever tried to go through customs out of Dulles, you are in for a treat (not really)! Old, crowded, inefficient – enough said.

2) Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Atlanta, GA

The growth of this airport has been explosive over the last three decades. On the upside, the airport has great retail and restaurant offerings. But it’s congestion and distance between terminals and gates keep it on the bottom of the list. Some good news is coming! Airport officials report that travelers will have access to free Wi-Fi by Fall 2013 and until then they will reduce the Wi-Fi fee to $4.95 a day. One other cautionary note: the airport has recently had issues with thieves coming off the street and stealing luggage out of baggage claim. With the holidays upon us, I imagine this will get even worse. Mind your bags!

3) John F. Kennedy International, New York, New York

When I think about the number of international visitors that see the United States for the first time from inside JFK, I’m embarrassed. Coming into terminal 3 with its ridiculous lines, crowding, lack of seating, virtually no dining or shopping, unclean restrooms, isn’t exactly the best way to say “Welcome to America!”.  However, the airport has taken much of that to heart and is in the middle of a major transformation. It’s terminal 5 that opened a few years ago is all the things that would put JFK at the top of the list; managing 500 departures a day with restaurants, shopping, open seating and ease of use.

Check back tomorrow for my list of the best airports to be stuck in!

 
 

 

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Spotlight on Austin: Weird, Wonderful, Musical…The City That Has It All

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Austin, Texas

This weekend, the state capital of Texas plays host to the Formula One Grand Prix, which is back stateside for the first time since 2007. A new $400 Million track facility south of town plays host to the big racing event.

Austin doesn’t need a major event to attract visitors year-round and yet, it is full of them. In fact, it is a perfect destination for a weekend away that can be as busy or relaxed as you like it. Set in the Texas Hill Country, Austin may be the state seat of government, but it feels nestled away in its own little world. I can guarantee a couple of things about any visit you plan to Austin: good food, good music, and good fun!

Favorite Place to Eat: There is no shortage of great places to eat in Austin. Austin’s perennial No. 1 restaurant is Uchi and its sister, Uchiko. You can’t go to Texas without a little Tex-Mex and Barbecue: try Trudy’s and Franklin’s, respectively. And then, check out South Congress Ave. for a variety of dining opportunities from Austin’s most recognized food trucks.

Out on the Town: Austin’s legendary 6th Street, the Warehouse District, the Central Business District and the Rainey Street Area are all located downtown – and all of these areas are easy walking distances from each other – and are full of bars, nightclubs, and music joints.

Music, Music, Music: It’s not called the “live music capital of the world” for nothing! Any night of the week, you can catch a great performance. Three legendary Austin music venues are Antone’s, the Continental Club, the Broken Spoke, and the city’s largest open-air venue, Stubb’s.

SXSW – Every year, the South by Southwest pilgrimage makes its way to Austin to attend the world-renowned Music Festival. It might be November, but SXSW 2013 lineup is already shaping up to be one of the biggest years in the festival’s history.

Austin City Limits – In October, the famed Austin City Limits festival takes place at Zilker Park (Oct. 4-6 and 11-13, 2013). The event is fun for the whole family with Austin Kiddie Limits bringing music to the smallest ears.

History: If you’re not from Texas, the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum gives a comprehensive look at Texas’ history. You’ll get a sense of why people are so proud to be Texan.

Hotels and Hideaways: There is no shortage of hotel accommodations in Austin. But, if I could give you a couple of recommendations for the R&R you so desperately deserve – spend a night at Barton Creek Resort & Spa. Romance, rest; make up any excuse to treat yourself to the spa and service at this Hill Country resort. And in the city, spend an enchanting night at the historic Driskill Hotel.

Something Weird: Austin embraces its uniqueness and all things downright weird. In the Bouldin Creek neighborhood (in between hotspot thoroughfares South Congress and South 1st Street), famed local “yardist” Vince Hannemann has created a self-proclaimed Cathedral of Junk – a three-story structure made from a collection of more than 60 tons of reclaimed bicycle and auto parts, record players, mismatched pairs of crutches and just about everything else you could imagine. It’s art, it’s entertainment, and it’s weird!

What do you love most about Austin?

 
 

 

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Getting Excited For Formula 1 In Austin, Texas

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Formula 1 will be held in Austin, Texas from November 16-18, 2012.

Friday, November 16 marks the first day for Formula 1 in Austin, Texas. Lucky for me (and our readers) Vance Facundo and Tim Wood, from Friends of Formula 1 took some time to sit down with me and answer a few questions. Read on to learn more about the race, what Austin has done to prepare and more! Don’t forget to check out Friends of Formula 1 on Facebook and Twitter.

Q: What efforts has the city made to plan for Formula 1 racing?

A: Both the City of Austin and Travis County have taken some major steps to prepare for Formula 1. Road improvements have been made to help increase the traffic flow along major arteries and county roadways. Transportation plans have been developed to optimize the use of public and private transportation. Along with taxi cabs and city buses, shuttle services are being provided from remote locations to and from the race track. Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) has added an additional security checkpoint and customs facility to accommodate the increased traffic during F1 and the holiday season. Emergency planning has also been initiated to prepare EMS, fire and police services. The latest information from the City of Austin can be found here: http://austintexas.gov/grandprix

Q: Which streets in Austin should be avoided and are there alternative routes?

Major roads are expected to be congested as the F1 fans begin migrating to the race track. There are only a few roads that lead to the race track, but parking at remote locations should offer some relief. The best advice we can offer is “get an early start”. This is Austin’s first Formula 1 race and lessons will be learned. Come early and plan to stay all day. F1 is more of a festival atmosphere and there will be plenty to see and do.

Q: Based on your experience with other F1 events, please offer a few tips for travelers to the area (dining nearby, other attractions, etc.)

A: Austin offers top of the line dining and entertainment. Circuit of the Americas has taken a slice of the local flavor and brought it in house to share with the Formula 1 fans. You can consider the event to be all inclusive. We recommend visiting The Bullock Texas State History Museum to get the story of Texas as it can only be told by true Texans. San Antonio Texas is just down the road from Austin and offers many tourist opportunities such as the Texas Alamo and Museum, river walk, cultural art centers and authentic Mexican cuisine.

Q: What makes Formula One fun for the whole family?

A: The festival atmosphere will deliver a mountain of entertainment and fun for the whole family. Live concerts and music venues all over town will not leave you a moment to spare. The sport itself is something that will take hold of your heart and soul, especially when you share the fanfare with those close to you. This highly technical and advanced motor sport is like nothing else on the planet. Once you experience the thrill and rush of cars driving over 200 mph and stopping on a dime, only to take off again and achieve all of this in mere seconds, you’ll be hooked. Austin is a cool town and F1 makes it even cooler in our book. Looking forward to seeing you at the race!

 
 

 

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Party Earth Picks for Top Hotel Bars

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

The Empire Hotel in New York, New York.

Staying in hotels is so much more than the concierge, heated pool, and freshly made beds. Many of the coolest bars and restaurants are tucked inside hotels and have been favorite haunts of stars and celebrities for years. So how do you find these happening hotels?

We asked our friends at Party Earth, the ultimate guide to the best bars, night clubs, lounges, restaurants, concerts, events, and in this case…hotels!  Whether you’re looking for things to do in your city tonight, this weekend, or next month, Party Earth provides you with the most comprehensive reviews and listings to make the most of all of your social experiences.

Party Earth is betting you’d still want to go to the following hotels featured on Hotels.com, just like Hemingway, Picasso, and several other famous drinkers did too.

Gran Hotel La Perla- Pamplona, Spain

The balconies of the opulent La Perla were Hemingway’s favorite to watch the Running of the Bulls during San Fermín – and its luxurious bar a favorite of his to drink the other 51 weeks a year. Orson Welles and Charlie Chaplin were notable regulars, too. Surely they could handle the $2,200/night room rates during San Fermín nowadays.

Travaasa Hana- Hana, Maui

Regularly voted one of Maui’s top resorts, Travaasa Hana is an all-in-one retreat, offering everything from spa treatments to net fishing to a stylish restaurant overlooking the sea. Granted, Hemingway never slung any of the bar’s delicious mojitos (Travaasa didn’t exist yet), but he adored the stunning Hamoa Beach down the road. Grab a pitcher to go and hit up this black lava-lined pocket of paradise.

Hôtel Le Bristol- Paris, France

Opened in the 1920s, Hôtel Le Bristol quickly became a hangout for fashion barons and successful artists, including Dalí, Picasso, and Coco Chanel. Le Bar du Hôtel le Bristol, the hotel’s marble-floored drinking den, is staggeringly grandiose, studded with chandeliers and flowery sculptures, while the seasonal courtyard is where today’s see-and-be-seen laze about their summer days sipping €35 cocktails.

The Empire Hotel- New York, NY

The Empire Hotel may not be the fanciest lodging in all of NYC, but its exclusive rooftop bar is still a hotbed of sultry fashion shows and celebrity after-parties. Big names have been coming to The Empire Hotel Rooftop since the 20s, but whether visitors grab a spa treatment by the pool or dance the night away to DJs, the views of the Upper West Side make everyone feel like a star.

 
 

 

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Tips for Accessorizing While Traveling from Jewelry Nut Auctions

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

I always try to pack light when I’m traveling by mixing and matching my clothes to get more out of a few pieces. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style in the name of a lighter carry-on. On the contrary, with the right accessories, you can transform the same outfit for days (although you may not smell as sweet). That’s why I’ve enlisted my friend, Victoria Wise, co-founder of Jewelry Nut Auctions, the first Facebook jewelry auction site, to share some of her favorite accessories and tips for looking great and packing light!

1. TSB: Jewelry Nut Auctions has gotten SO popular, how do you choose what items to auction?

JNA: We try to choose a mix of styles to appeal to a wide variety of tastes, but still stay true to a Jewelry Nut look.

2. TSB: When you travel, it’s hard not to over-pack, but accessories make the outfit; so what is your advice for packing for a trip?

JNA: I purchased an accessories hanging case that rolls up, then hangs on a hanger in your closet when you arrive. You can tuck it inside one of your dresses so no one can see all the hidden jewelry inside! Got mine at The Container Store.

3. TSB: What are the must-have accessories for Fall and Winter?

JNA: Scarves are a must! We have such an amazing selection, and in all weights to address the needs of colder to warmer climates. We think mixing metals are key to dressing things up, even when you may be casual. Bloggers have been wearing the J Crew pave link bracelet, and we have brought in our version so that everyone can rock that trend.

4. TSB: What are your favorite accessories that you can’t leave home without?

JNA: My boyfriend sized watch, a wrap bracelet, brightly colored earrings that contrast what I am wearing, and a scarf that I can use to look hip and keep warm.

5. TSB: What is your favorite destination? Why? And, can you share one specific thing that you would recommend to someone else when visiting that spot?

JNA: New York City. It’s where we, the Jewelry Nut Girls, go to charge our style batteries. We think it is fun to find the best restaurants (most recently Barbuto) and meet friends that live in the city or are travelling there at the same time. We haven’t made it to a Broadway show yet together, but plan to the next trip! You can’t miss the Guggenheim Museum, or the Museum of Natural History. For some spa time hit Moonshine Spa.

Jewelry Nut is a Facebook-based retailer and a leader in the rapidly growing social commerce trend. They provide fixed-price designer and designer-inspired jewelry and accessories at great prices. Auctions are held on Facebook every Monday and Thursday nights at 8 p.m. CST. Jewelry and accessory pieces are presented in an auction-style format showcasing a photo, price and quantity. Fans of the page are able to buy the featured pieces by entering their e-mail address in the comment box below the photo. The first to respond before the quantity sells out “wins” the item at the posted price. Jewelry Nut features 75 to 100 jewelry and accessory pieces per posted auction. Customers are billed through PayPal and shipping is free.

 
 

 

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