Monday, September 30, 2013

Wounded Warrior Project's Style and Beauty Suite for Emmys 2013 & its guests

Hollywood CA (West Hollywood Today)
By Karen Ostlund
(photo-credit, Karen Ostlund)
Kevin Pierce
Wounded Warrior Project presented The Style & Beauty Suite -  a star-studded celebration of service, presented with love to the wounded warriors and their families.
Blake Lewis, Dean Norris, Elliott Yamin, Jason George, Jes Mcallan, Joely Fisher, Judith Hill, Kevin Pearce, Linda Cardellini, Lindsay Arnold and Nestor Serrano were amongst the stars who co-hosted the Wounded Warrior Project® Style & Beauty Suite.

 The Emmy Awards weekend, the Style & Beauty Suite at Avalon Hollywood, hosted by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), connected some of the biggest names in television with our nation’s wounded service members to provide a true Hollywood experience. 

The nonprofit organization, whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, brought veterans and their families to Hollywood,  to enjoy a much-deserved day of appreciation for their selfless and brave service.

Wounded warrior Dan Nevins
The first speaker at Wounded Warrior’s Emmy Lounge wasn't a wounded warrior, but a champion snowboarder and traumatic brain injury survivor Kevin Pearce.

He showed photos of himself on the big screen before the injury: “Look how focused my eyes were before the accident ” he said.

 Kevin Pearce is a champion Snowboarder, Sports Commentator, motivational speaker and advocate for those effected by Traumatic Brain Injuries and Downs Syndrome via his Kevin Pearce Fund.

At age 18, Kevin soared on to the professional snowboard stage, winning over ten snowboarding competitions all over the world, including four medals at the XGames.
"Look at my focused eyes
 before accident' said Kevin Pierce
While training for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Kevin suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury. His ongoing rehabilitation and training has been an inspiration to both the international snowboard community and fans around the world. Kevin is the subject of the 2013 documentary “The Crash Reel” directed by Lucy Walker which premiered at the 2013 Sun Dance Film Festival, and aired on HBO throughout the summer, and is set for a theatrical run this December.
Actor Nestor Serrano w wife Debbie holding the earrings pictured
 with Alicia Mohr, the jewelry designer of Ali's Collection
The second speaker was wounded warrior Dan Nevins.  
Dan Nevins began his military career out of high school as an enlisted paratrooper.
Following the completion of his eight-year enlistment, Dan remained in the California Army National Guard while earning a bachelor of science in business administration from Sonoma State University.
In February 2004 Staff Sergeant Nevins was deployed to Balad, Iraq where he served as a squad leader.
On November 10, 2004 an improvised explosive device detonated beneath the vehicle in which he was a passenger, and Dan would ultimately sacrifice both of his legs below the knee.
Dan credits Wounded Warrior Project for his successful rehabilitation, positive attitude, "can do" spirit, and more importantly his passion for helping his fellow warriors in any way he can.
Actress Wendy Davis of the show Army Wives
 featured with a Korean War veteran

Some of Hollywood's brightest stars showed up to support the cause, including Linda Cardellini (EMMY nominated star of "Mad Men"), Elizabeth Reaser ("Twilight"), Fred Willard (“Modern Family”), Jason George ("Mistresses"), Jes Mcallan (“Mistresses”), Judith Hill (“The Voice”), Kerri Walsh Jennings (Three-time Olympic gold medalist), Sharna Burgess ("Dancing with the Stars"), Elliott Yamin ("American Idol") and Stefano ("American Idol")

They  were spending the day with some of our nation's heroes and get a chance to thank these brave men and women for all they have done for their country.

 The Style & Beauty Suite was a star-studded and fun-filled day of beauty treatments, spa services, styling and gifting during television’s most celebrated week. 

left,comedian Stephen Kramer Glickman
Actors, musicians, athletes and entertainment industry executives were among the attendees. Warriors and their families  enjoyed a fun-filled day with the celebrity hosts, as they relaxed.
“Wounded Warrior Project’s goal is to meet the changing needs of injured service members with 19 unique programs and services,” said Adam Silva, chief development officer for Wounded Warrior Project.  “An event like the Style & Beauty Suite helps raise awareness of our mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.  We are so thankful to all of the celebrities and sponsors that participate in this special day” he continued.
Spa del Rey is located in Ritz Carlton Marina del Rey-
They opened up this year.

Guests were treated to luxurious and relaxing spa treatments from the team at Spa del Rey, which is located at The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey. They opened up this year, and provided guests with mini-massages, brow shaping, hydrafacials and anti-aging hand treatments.

 Guests also took home gift bags from Spa del Rey with luxury spa products from Natura Bisse ilike Organic Skincare, Coola Organic Suncare, wHet Vegan Nail Polish. 
Actor Dean Norris from Breaking Bad
Nail Garden was offering mini manicures featuring OPI nail lacquer and Manna Kadar Cosmetics provided glam mini makeovers featuring their high end line of cosmetics.

  The Surface Haircare team, comprised of military wives, were offering blowouts and hair styling services.  Celebrity makeup artist Marco Berardini and his team from EVOLUTIONMAN offered mini men’s facials featuring their line of skincare products. 
Men's line Evolutionman


iiJin  gifted samples from their clothing line for women,  and men & women’s  sneakers and sandals with their signature invisible wedge. 
iiJin glitter blue open toe-sandals
Original Retro Brand gifted their cool vintage sports T-shirts and Vine Street Market USA  their eco-chic tote bags.
Original Retro Brand vintage t-shirts
SLY Collective  gifted their
fashion forward men and women’s underwear, sunglasses and iPhone cases. 

SLY Collective underwear

 100% Gumdrop  gifted and showcased their custom “Hope” and “Courage” necklaces made especially for the event to pay tribute to our wounded veterans, and Ali’s Collection gifted beautiful necklaces and arm cuffs from their gorgeous collection. 
Roma rain-boots for all ages
Roma Boots was on hand to showcase their boot drop program which delivers rain boots to poor children all over the world, while Zumer Sport gifted their amazing line of products made from recycled footballs, basketballs and tennis balls.

Zumer sport bags recycled
from basketballs and baseballs

Kelly Teegarden Organics gifted their natural and organic skincare and cosmetics, formulated to benefit you. 

 The Jelly Queensl sampled their delicious gourmet line of jams and specialty spreads featuring exotic ingredients.

“This Bar Saves Lives” presented delicious snack bars with a powerful social message.  For each bar sold, they donate a packet of life-saving food to a child in need.


Luxury skincare line ATZEN handed out sample of their product line. 
left,Sergeant Danielle Figueroa with actor Quinton Aaron
 and actress Erin Cahill
Guests with children were treated to custom designed room décor and decal sets from Mona MELisa Designs, and Tonka trucks and My Little Pony plush dolls from Funrise Toys.  
and Pony plush dolls from
Funrise Toys

This larger than life TONKA truck was parked outside Avalon, and is named in part because of its sheer size and dominating appearance. The Tonka T-Rex is one-of-a-kind and represents the true meaning of toughness, and is an appropriate ambassador to our Wounded Warriors’ courage, strength and brave sacrifices. 

DiaNoche designs
 DiaNoche Designs was also onsite to show off their gorgeous illuminated art pieces.
Koostik eco speakers for iPhones  
Koostik gifted their eco-chic and elegant line of speakers for iPhones and iPads made from beautiful wood. 
Partygoers enjoyed the sounds of Hollywood’s finest, DJ Kid Fish as they are treated to gourmet vegetarian lunch service catered by Veestro. 


Veestro presented a healthy and delicious menu of Kale Cesar Salad, Quinoa Soup, Veggie Enchiladas and Red Curry with Tofu and Vegetables. 

 Guests could also indulge their sweet tooth at the Sweet Surrender Fudge bar, Fond Of Cake’s bakery bar, Get Shaved’s shaved ice dessert bar and with David Bacco Chocolatier’s delicious chocolates. 

Non-alcoholic choices were powered by AquaHydrate, Honest Tea and  Monster Energy. 
Honest Tea
Wounded Warrior Project:  The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.  Twitter: @wwpinc


Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP)  serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.

On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.

Sept. 11 also served as a stimulus for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. Operation Iraqi Freedom refers to military operations in Iraq that began March 19, 2003 and officially ended August 31, 2010. Operation Enduring Freedom refers to combat operations in Afghanistan and other regions in support of the Global War on Terror. Operation New Dawn refers to the conclusion of operations in Iraq beginning September 1, 2010 and ending December 15, 2011.

Complete list of the onsite booth sponsors at Avalon:
100% Gumdrop w. designer
Sara Litt Cole


100%Gumdrop is a one-of-a-kind, smartymouthed jewelry line created by Owner + Designer Sarah Litt Cole, of Henri Bendel and MoMA genius.  Gumdrop creates personality-driven necklaces for that imp with the good head on her shoulders and mischief in her eye. The line attracts all ages, and we are proud and honored to collaborate with Wounded Warrior on a custom piece created specially for this heartwarming event. Twitter: @100gumdrop
Ali's collection jewelry


       Ali's Collection is a jewelry line by Alicia Mohr. "We use precious metals, semi-precious stones, leather and resin to create unique pieces that are both edgy and elegant. We source our supplies from US companies whenever possible, but we also believe in being global citizens and recently launched a program that features the designs of artisan associations from developing countries alongside our own. Our pieces have been most recently featured in Teen Vogue and Lucky Magazine and on numerous fashion blogs and the line is sold in boutiques and websites here in the U.S. and abroad". 

Twitter: @aliscollection


AQUAhydrate® is high-performance water without the sugar and calories found in traditional sports drinks or vitamin enhanced beverages.  AQUAhydrate’s combination of performance-grade electrolytes and higher pH level of 9+ give you the key elements that help restore and balance the body during intense performance and exercise.  Twitter: @AQUAhydrate
ATZEN skincare
Draw the line on wrinkles, put the brakes on blemishes and fade sun damage naturally with ATZEN skincare. Blending the best of science and nature, ATZEN delivers all the actives your skin craves—Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides, INTACTä DNA, resveratrol, protectants and Soothing Plant Extracts — yet without the nasty toxins.

David Bacco's chocolate
Meet David Bacco—artisan, craftsman, chocolatier.  Once his brilliant creations pass through your lips, you’ll be captivated with their sensual flavors and unique textures. You will understand his aim for perfection in every elegant and alluring chocolate that brims with memorable bouquets.  Captivated with earth’s organic synergy, David’s creations 8lirt between subtle and apparent, and simple and complex nuances to bring confections skillfully honed through generations of chocolate ancestral artistry. The equilibrium he has achieved will open the door for you to cultivate your own palate, allowing you to embark on your own personal journey. Twitter: @DavidBacco

DiaNoche Designs creates stunning pieces of Illuminated Wall Art and Home Decor furnishings.  Our signature Illuminated Wall Art is the perfect nightlight for the nursery, your children's bedroom, a dark hallway, dull living room, or any wall or space that needs radiance.  Match your Illuminated Wall Art with one of our artistic Duvet Covers, Fleece Blankets, Throw Pillows, Canvas Wall Art, or Shower Curtains. All DiaNoche Designs images can be printed on any of our products, or you can use your own art or photograph.  Twitter: @ dianochedesigns

EVOLUTIONMAN is an award-winning men's skincare and grooming collection that is not only polished and sophisticated, but maintains sun safety.  EVOLUTIONMAN has also revolutionized the nail industry with one of the first men's nail care and paint lines. All products are offered at a mid-range price point without sacrificing high-end efficacy, quality or cutting-edge aesthetics. Founder Marco Berardini is directly involved in the formulation of all new products and as a celebrity groomer himself is sure to always bring only the best to the market.  EVOLUTIONMAN is available in select retail outlets and online at

Fond of Cake

 Fond of Cake:  Custom Cakes. Any Theme. Any Occasion.

All cakes are one-of-a-kind and made-to-order using the freshest ingredients, including gluten-free and vegan options.  Twitter: @FondOfCake

Funrise is an adventurous innovator of superior toys and an industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of the most popular children's toys. Simply put…we create fun! Funrise’s core property portfolio includes Gazillion® Bubbles, HEADBANGERS™, Home Arcade, Tub Town®, Lil’ Cupcake®, Sassy Stables™, Shelcore’s Shake ‘N Bobbles®, Sunny Steps and Play & Imagine® with leading licensed power brands such as TONKA®, National Geographic©, MY LITTLE PONY®, BABY ALIVE®, FURBY®, My Life As® and much more.  Twitter: @Funrise_Toys

Get Shaved ice
Get Shaved is inspired by a love of all things sweet and frozen. This Hawaiian style shave ice is the combination of finely shaved ice along with creamy ice cream, sweetened condensed milk or other yummy toppings and goodies. It has become our mission to provide the finest tasting Hawaiian style shave ice to people all over Los Angeles.  Twitter: @getshaved

Honest Tea seeks to create and promote great-tasting, truly healthy, organic beverages. We strive to grow our business with the same honesty and integrity we use to craft our products, with sustainability and great taste for all.  Twitter: @HonestTea 

 iiJin (pronounced "e-gene") has quickly become one of the hottest luxury fashion brands on the market with their fashion forward clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories.  iiJin is famous for their Invisible Wedge Shoes,(offering an extra 2-5 inches in fabulosity) which are a favorite of some of the biggest stars all over of the world.  Celebrity fans of iiJin include stylish stars such as Cyndi Lauper, Kelly Clarkson, Vanessa Hudgens, Carly Rae Jepsen, Diana DeGarmo, Kimberly Caldwell, Elliott Yamin, Ace Young, Lee DeWyze, Lacey Schwimmer, Debbie Gibson, Amandla Stenberg, Sharni Vinson, Taraji P. Henson, Lil Mama, Layla Kayleigh-Covino, Cheslie Hightower, Brandy, Mark Ballas, Chris Mann, Randy Jackson, Mario Lopez, Paul Oakenfold and more.  iiJin has been featured on “EXTRA” with host Mario Lopez, on “Access Hollywood”, on The Insider”, on Perez Hilton's fashion site , on E!’s and in the pages of OK! Magazine, US Weekly and J-14 Magazine.  iiJin’s flagship U.S. store will open on the fashion mecca that is Robertson Blvd. in the Fall of 2013.  Check out iiJin on the web at on Facebook at: and on Twitter: @iiJinShoes 
Kelly Teegarden Organics
Kelly Teegarden is a stage III Thyroid Cancer Survivor that was misdiagnosed in 2008 at the age of 38, with three babies under the age of 5. She was given a 50/50 chance of survival and a 50/50 chance of being mute. Her prayer to God before going under was “if you give me another chance to live and raise my babies that I will do something that will make a difference in the world.”  Kelly’s difference in the world was formulating a cutting edge anti-aging brand to benefit you.  Her brand includes; Skin Care, Cosmetic, and Lip glosses that have no known cancer causing ingredients or endocrine disruptors.  Kelly seeks to fill the void in the industry for the consumer that wants to protect their health by removing dangerous chemicals.  Kelly Teegarden Organics can be found in Whole Foods, The Wynn Hotel, The Encore Hotel, The Pump Station, St. John’s Hospital, Lassen’s, and many more…“Our health is our greatest wealth therefore; it’s extremely important to be conscious of what you put in your body and on your skin,” states Teegarden.  Kelly Teegarden has a wonderful story of survival, faith, and perseverance.

 Koostik is dedicated to making well designed and finely crafted wood accessories
exclusively for Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices. The elegant pieces from the Koostik
line don’t scream for attention or need to be adorned - the simple wooden design is
what makes them special. The eco-friendly alternative to powered speakers, each
hand-crafted piece will amplify the sound of your Apple products. Koostik is
technology made natural.  Twitter: @Koostik
Manna Kadar Cosmetics

Manna Kadar Cosmetics is Your Beauty Solution with Long Wear, Multi-Functional and Innovative Products. Manna Kadar, Founder of Manna Kadar Cosmetics created, "Manna's Beauty Simplified System" to be able to put your best face forward in 7 minutes by using a 3 step process, "Prime, Polish, Perfect" to streamline and better understand your makeup regimen! 

Twitter: @MannaKCosmetics

Mona MELisa Designs
Mona MELisa Designs offers unique, customizable room décor, interactive PEEL & PLAY wall play sets, travel PEEL & PLAY sets and our educational product, PEEL, PLAY & LEARN wall play sets.  Every item from our growth charts to our PEEL & PLAY sets is designed with our own children’s help and suggestions, from color selection to creative touches that only kids could create!  We spend extra time on each piece of art and we strive to make each one perfect and unique for all of our loyal customers.


The Nail Garden concept was developed by USC Graduate Reham Bastawros and her husband Fady Bastawros. Having researched and experienced many spas and resorts around the world, the admitted spa junkie sought to develop Nail Garden as an urban retreat where you can experience the best nail spa services in a modern, trendy and comfortable environment without having to spend a fortune. 

 The Original Retro Brand has recreated your favorite old t-shirt by combining all the qualities of a great fitting t-shirt with classic logos from the past and present. THE ORB developed the latest techniques in garment dyeing and softening in order to produce the ideal "vintage feel" t-shirt everyone is wearing. The Original Retro Brand designs and manufactures collections with leading sports entities including The College Vault, Wolfgang’s Vault, Sony, Hasbro, GM, NHL, MiLB and many more.

Twitter: @retrobrand

 Roma Boots the fabulous maker of the one for one rain boots was founded by Romanian born Samuel Bistrian. Roma Boots combines fashion with charity to fight the cycle of poverty afflicting street children and orphans in Romania and around the world. Our goal is to bring these children hope, love and lasting change in the most sustainable and practical way. For every pair of Roma Boots sold, a brand new pair is donated to a child in need. 

Moreover, 10% of all sales proceeds go to the Roma For All Foundation to help these children get an education and empower them to break out of their cycle of poverty so that they can contribute their gifts and talents to society and help make this world a better place. For you. For all. Twitter: @roma_boots

 SLY Collective:  "We constantly bring young designers on board and partner with local artists to bring the best of the street culture and the tattoo world into our prints. The quality and innovation of our products are our top priorities as we only offer you what we love to wear ourselves.  Our designs embody the Gold Coast lifestyle: a little quirky, a little edgy and yet a lot of fun. Our inspiration comes from what surrounds us: Australia's most beautiful beaches, the surf, the skate and a powerful youth culture.  We’re stoked that only 2 years after the launch, we’re sold in more than 300 stores across Australia and we’re expanding through Europe and America.  We’re taking the world by storm" (and on the SLY).  Twitter: @SlyCollective

 A unique resort spa with exclusive and revitalizing body treatments, Spa del Rey offers customizable experiences with powerful results. Located in Los Angeles’ only AAA Five-Diamond waterfront hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, Spa del Rey is a metropolitan oasis with picture perfect harbor views that create the perfect backdrop for a day of relaxation. Environmentally conscious, Spa del Rey also utilizes quality Organic and Vegan products and treatments to renew your state of well-being while promoting balance and harmony with nature. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure or a local resident needing a half-day stay-cation, immerse yourself in the latest spa therapies designed to stimulate your senses and cleanse your mind, body and soul. Twitter: @SpaDelRey
Surface for hair and skin
Surface is a high performance, salon exclusive collection of product lines that respects personal health and the Earth.  Surface products are made with organic, gluten-free, sulfate-free, 100 Percent vegan protein and paraben-free ingredients. Surface Hair launched in 2008 and has since expanded to include Surface Men and Surface Skin, meeting market demand for products that perform yet offer sustainable, responsible eco-smart choices for clients.  Surface is available exclusively at professional salons throughout the US and Canada.


Sweet Surrender Fudge

Sweet Surrender Fudge’s smooth and creamy fudge is freshly made and packed by loving hands and creative minds in Atlanta, Georgia.  We offer elegant packaging options from single serve cups to gift boxes and tins.  We also offer catering creations for that special gathering. We are also a Sweet Social Enterprise dedicated to helping the homeless situation in the USA.  Our current and future staff are either in transitional homes or recently placed in permanent housing. It is these people who need steady income to avoid being back on the street again.

Twitter @sweetsurrfudge
The Jelly Queens
Are you ready for this jelly?   The Jelly Queens create sassy, organic, handmade, jellies, jams and sauces.  Packed with personality and a Texas punch, think Raspberry Chipotle Jam infused with Belgium lambic beer  or Black Garlic Rosemary Sauce laced with Texas red table wine or a California Champagne Jelly instead of plain grape!  Twitter: @fengshuimaster

This Bar Saves Lives
This Bar Saves Lives: It's simple: for every bar you buy, we give a packet of life-saving food to a child in need. Buy a bar. Feed a child. We eat together. Twitter: @thisbar
Veestro makes delicious, chef inspired, plant-based meals delivered straight to your home anywhere in the US. We are the healthy alternative on those days when you're too busy or too tired to cook. JUST DEFROST, HEAT AND ENJOY!  Twitter: @VeestroFood

Vine Street Market, USA
eco bags

The bag that fits your fashionably eco lifestyle!  Vine Street Market, USA is an eco-friendly and fashionable, bag line based in Los Angeles. The kind of bag you take with you everywhere because you love it, not because you are driven by eco guilt.

 At Zumer Sport™, it looks like real sports ball material because it IS real sports ball material!  We have put our passion for sports directly into our products.  Zumer Sport™ has created a full line of products out of Baseball, Basketball, Football, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, and Soccer Ball materials.

Gift Bag Sponsors, Wounded Warriors, their families and celebrity hosts gift bags featured:

Ambush Board Co. is universally recognized global leader in Action Sports retail.  Founded in 1997 in Kennesaw, Georgia, Ambush is owned and operated by a core group of devoted skaters, wakeboarders, and snowboarders who are deeply invested in the Action Sports community, and has evolved by staying true to their essential principles of Service, Knowledge, Integrity, Commitment and Passion.  Ambush always has been and always will be unyielding in their collective efforts to push the progression of Action Sports retail.  Learn more about Ambush Board Co. at

Twitter: @AmbushBoardCo 

 Since 2006, Bebe Bella Designs has created luxurious and stylish gifts for infants, children and adults.  Our accessories embody the essence of classic elegance with a chic flair.  All of our products are made from the highest quality materials and are proudly manufactured in the U.S.A.  We pride ourselves on providing plush, charming and easy-care for products that moms love to give and receive.  Twitter: @bebebelladesign

 Dream Water is the first 2.5oz, 0-calorie, natural sleep-aid that helps you relax, fall asleep and improve the quality of your sleep. Dream Water is led by a management team of young entrepreneurs and a seasoned group of advisors from the consumer goods and retailing sectors. Available in over 35,000 stores nationwide including Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and Target,

Dream Water is a mainstay leader of the burgeoning rest and relaxation category.

Twitter: @DreamWater

FEARLESS CHOCOLATE crafts inspired Super-food Chocolate bars to fuel your bold lifestyle! With organic cacao sustainably sourced exclusively from a single family-owned farm in the Mata-Atlantica Rainforest of Bahia, Brazil, Fearless fashions Super-chocolate at low temperature to preserve vibrant flavors and optimal nutrition. Twitter: @BeingFearless

Flipper Toothbrush Holder's adorable animal character holders such as giraffe and panda, as well as licensed designs such as Hello Kitty, makes storing your toothbrush fun and hygienic. Football fans can pick their favorite licensed NFL team holders and kids of all ages will enjoy storing their toothbrush in the Dino Egg designs.

Twitter: @MyFlipperUSA

 GoGo squeeZ is the leading all natural 100% fruit squeezable applesauce for kids (and adults) of all ages. Super delicious, super healthy and super fun!  Twitter: @GoGoSqueez

Stop eating junk! The snackologists at Healthy Surprise make it fun and easy to eat healthy snacks by delivering you a box every month filled with snacks that are delicious, gluten free, soy free, corn, free, wheat free, vegan and natural. 

Ready to dump that thick, bulky wallet?  We’re Scott Hussa (Hu) & Ken Minn (Mn) of HuMn Wallets.  We’re two travel minded designers and we tried just about every type of wallet, money clip and card case available before deciding to make our own.  We wanted something lightweight, flexible and durable that would allow easy access to cash, credit and biz cards, yet also protect against RFID skimming (a form of electronic pickpocketing).  Our creation, the HuMn Wallet, delivers all that while maintaining a sleek, modern profile.  Not only is it highly functional, the cool factor is awesome as it adapts to your needs by allowing one to customize plate materials, colors and shock strap colors. 

Twitter:  @HuMnWallet
Hillside Farms start with natural, lean meat. These delicious treats contain no fillers, soy, grains, sugar, animal by-products or artificial colors and flavors. In this very simple process, lean meat is mixed with vegetable glycerin and a bit of salt. The meat is sliced, cooked, dried and then packaged – that's it! Also for dogs.
Dog products: Hillside Farms Jerky, Puppy Luv Glam t-shirts
and John Paul pet shampoos and conditioner
Puppy Luv Glam is a logo fashion clothing company for babies to gals of all ages that is dedicated to supporting animal rescue shelters.  The Spoiled and Fabulous brand and the concept of the trademarked puppy logo is the only one of it’s kind.  Never has there been a fashion company that was inspired and created purely to generate funds for a passionate cause.  We have a licensed brand partnership with the ASPCA.  Our fashions are fun, easy to wear with a look of glamour and sparkle from authentic Swarovski crystals.  Support rescue shelter dogs and look Spoiled and Fabulous! Twitter: @puppy_glam

30 years ago John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of Paul Mitchell Systems, revolutionized the professional salon industry by banning animal testing for his line of hair products. John Paul’s in-depth expertise in hair and skin care formulations also led to research in new standards for pet grooming and hygiene, which lead to the creation of John Paul Pet shampoos, conditioners, sprays and pet wipes.  John Paul Pet shampoos and conditioners are pH balanced so they don’t irritate sensitive pet skin and the entire line is “tested on humans first” to ensure effectiveness and safety for all pets. John Paul Pet actively supports programs benefiting all animals. Facebook Twitter: @JohnPaulPet

Nicole OPI
 OPI Products Inc., manufacturer of professional-quality hand and nail care products, is globally recognized as a leader in the Professional Beauty Industry and the number one brand used by professionals. @OPINails

 Beauty lies in the simplest and purest of things. Kai brings this idea to life by using exotic fragrance and natural essences in our light and intoxicating scent of gardenia wrapped in white exotics. Kai captures the irresistible fragrance of the tropics in a full line of fragrance, bath, body and home care products. Breathe in the beauty of kai, and experience today's most sought-after fragrance.  Twitter: @kaifragrance

Katz Gluten Free is a Gluten, Nut, and Dairy Free Bakery. Certified by the Gluten Intolerance Group, we are constantly expanding our award winning products. From Bread to Donuts, we help going Gluten Free not miss a beat!  Twitter:@KatzGlutenFree

 A label recognized for its eco-friendly, fair-labor approach, Ketzali stands for socially responsible fashion. Ketzali launched in 2011, establishing a thoughtful, sustainable partnership with artisans in Guatemala who use traditional techniques. The result is a gorgeous collection of scarves in fresh patterns and sophisticated prints, augmented by the lush quality of time-tested craftsmanship.

 The Knot Genie™ and Teeny Genie™ Detangling Brushes were created for every mom that's endured the foot stomping and screaming matches that come with brushing their child's hair. With the Knot Genie, even the curliest, most knotted up hair practically slips through the unique bristle configuration – gently and painlessly. Try the Knot Genie on your kids (or on yourself) – you'll be amazed by the ease of brushing, as well as how it virtually stops breakage and split ends.  Twitter: @KnotGenie

Woman Wipes® by LADYGROOMER® are flushable ultra-soft feminine hygiene towelettes with a fresh feminine scent made to keep you feeling fresh and clean all day long. Specifically designed for women, use in addition to toilet paper to effectively clean and eliminate any unwanted residue. Woman Wipes are dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic and are free of parabens and alcohol. Vitamin E and Aloe have been added for an ultra-soft soothing feel for sensitive skin, plus a fresh feminine scent.  Our feminine wipes are flushable and made in the USA. MAINTAIN YOURSELF® with Woman Wipes®! Twitter: @LADYGROOMER

 Liddabit Sweets is a tiny (5-person) candy company based in Brooklyn, New York, specializing in handmade candy bars, caramels, honeycomb candy, lollipops…well, you get the idea.  Every single thing we make is measured, cooked, dipped, wrapped, and packaged by a real-live person, and we use only the best ingredients we can find – never any artificial flavors, preservatives, or other funny stuff.

Twitter: @LiddabitSweets

 Make My Day Beautiful! is an elite line of "It's Good To Be Green"® pressed mineral make-up and cosmeceutical skin care products, developed by professional media make-up artist - Linda Litzinger Beck.  The company features an innovative collection of "Red Carpet Products".  These products, with universal usability and appeal, are chosen to be gifted at major, annual celebrity charity events, and are selected for inclusion in VIP gift bags, often a part of exclusive gifting suites, held in celebration of Hollywood's most prestigious, red carpet, entertainment industry events.  Make My Day Beautiful! is proud to have had their products requested for use on the sets of major network television programs, as well as for use in the clubhouse of MLB athletes.  The products are used, and may be purchased at select, fine day spas, or by visiting The Bringing Beauty To Benefit...® Boutique and Classroom at 

 Biz Wipes® by MANGROOMER® are made to keep you fresh and clean all day long. Specifically formulated for men, use our MAN WIPES® in addition to toilet paper to effectively clean and eliminate any unwanted residue. Biz Wipes are also great for freshening up the male intimate area after a long day at work, or after a workout. Our dermatologist tested flushable Man Wipes® are infused with vitamin E and aloe. MAINTAIN YOURSELF® with Biz Wipes®! Twitter: @MANGROOMER

Remember the rush you would get by recording songs off the radio? Or burning CDs, and quickly writing an awesome title on them with a Sharpie? Now you post YouTube videos on your crush's wall and only hope for a "like". Milktape lets you get that rush back. Just drag and drop some sweet files and give it to someone. The cassette tape is back.  Twitter: @milktape

 Moxie Jean is the "Upscale Resale" website for busy parents who want to dress their kids in high-quality, stylish clothes without spending a fortune. And with a free postage-paid Moxie Jean Mailer Bag, it's easier than ever to turn great clothes into cash or Moxie Money. Founded by moms (and sisters) Sandra Pinter and Sharon Schneider, Moxie Jean has been featured on the TODAY ShowDaily Candy, iVillage, Huffington Post and many more.  Twitter:@MoxieJeanKids

PAK is a patented wallet that keeps all your purse essentials contained, organized, and ready-to-use throughout your day.  Finding what you need in your bag can be half the battle.  PAK makes sure you have it, and you can find it, in any bag.  With its patented loop system, PAK ensures everything stays put and at your fingertips.  PAK goes bag-to-bag so you always have what you need.

Plomo Shoes is a contemporary shoe brand made for the modern woman. Our style is feminine and sexy with a rock'n roll edge.

 Promax Fit ‘n Crisp, delivers big on taste while providing the nutritional benefits of high protein. With only 140 calories, 10g sugar, and 3g fat per bar; this is a great alternative to regular energy bars that will also help satisfy your sweet tooth!  Twitter: @PromaxNutrition

Sabi creates smart, high-quality products that make regular daily tasks easier and more joyful.
"We take our name from the Japanese cultural notion, ‘Wabi Sabi’, that life’s imperfections are what make it beautiful. We believe the same is true of people and that intelligently designed products can motivate us to embrace our vulnerabilities and feel happy about doing daily tasks that, due to newfound physical limitations, may have grown more challenging for us".

Sabi products marry vibrant design and superior performance to make the most humdrum chores – from organizing your weekly pill box to taking a bath, to taking a stroll – simply more enjoyable. Our ambition: to make the everyday moments count, each and every day.  Sabi: elevate. everyday.  Twitter: @sabi_brand

 SCOUT by Bungalow was founded in 2004, when co-owners Ben and Deb Johns found a niche for offering functional, fashionable, affordable totes. Under the SCOUT collection 400+ new products debut throughout the year, including a smaller holiday/resort collection for winter. The company is headquartered in Georgetown, Washington DC.  Twitter: @SCOUTbyBungalow

 SHANY Cosmetics is all about being bold. We love all things bright, neon and daring , and we know you will love our affordable prices. Check out SHANY Cosmetics at, or follow us on Twitter @SHANYCosmetics.

 Shutter Huggers  are custom plush characters that attach to your camera lens, and give children something fun to focus on, for more relaxed and natural portraits. Shutter Hugger Minis conveniently attach to smart phones, tablets, and other portable devices.  Parents and photographers can capture great photos and video, then instantly share with friends and family via text, email or favorite social networking forums.  With your Shutter Hugger attached to your camera, you no longer need a bag of tricks, an extra pair of hands, or "Say Cheese".

Twitter: @ShutterHuggers

 Skin Authority, the Healthy Skin Lifestyle company, offers results-driven products, expert coaching and guidance, simple daily beauty workout routines, and accessible price points. The Skin Authority brand is chosen by beauty experts, celebrities, and the media for skin care performance that produces immediately-visible results and continued improvement. Skin Authority is available at and exclusively at prestige retail and resort spa locations.  Twitter: @SkinAuthority

 Sylca Designs- where Nature meets design in each piece through the use of recycled wood, natural dyes and fibers, and coconut shell. The result? Big rings, mesmerizing necklaces, and arm party-worthy bracelets that are not only powerful and transformative, but also completely wearable, thanks to the use of lightweight materials like ultra-durable Bayong wood (a favorite of style icons like jewelry maven Iris Apfel) and vegetable fibers like abaca. The super stylish - and eco-friendly! - jewelry and accessories have been picked up by a range of wholesale and private clients nationally and internationally.  Twitter: @sylcadesigns

 UrgentRx We’ve put a rover on Mars.  And yet to treat most daily discomforts we still need water?  That’s plain silly. Pain happens away from your medicine cabinet, so whenever and wherever a symptom strikes, UrgentRx® Fast Powders™ deliver the right-now relief to put you back in control.   And who doesn’t want to be in control?  UrgentRx® Fast Powders™ Fast dissolving powders.  No liquid required.  Flavored.  Fits in purse or wallet  Twitter: @urgentRx

 This isn’t your typical bottle. Vapur is designed from the ground-up to meet the hydration needs of adventure enthusiasts everywhere. Equipped with a custom SuperCap, this reusable, flexible vessel rolls, folds and flattens to go virtually anywhere. Meet the Anti-Bottle.

 Yelp is an online urban city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know. Yelp is the fun and easy way to find, review and talk about what's great — and not so great — in your world. Follow @YelpLA on Twitter.

 DJ Kid Fish was the Wounded Warrior’s eclectic DJ  with the whimsical fashions she wears while rocking a party.  A staple in the Hollywood scene, Kid Fish will keep the dance-floor packed.  Twitter: @kid_fish




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