Just in Time for Summer Family Travel—A Quinny Yezz Stroller Giveaway (Worth $279!)
Quinny (the chic stroller brand coveted by celebs like Courtney K. and Ali Landry) gave away 400 strollers in the Big Apple this past weekend to lucky moms and dads. Many who waited hours in the rain!
Missed it? No worries, because we have one to give away and you don’t even have to wait in line to get one. *high five*
Just in time for summer trips, the Yezz is the ideal stroller for traveling with wee ones. In fact, it’s called “the travel hero.”
Not only does its light-weight frame (it only weighs 11 lbs!) and compact folding make it easy to store, but the Yezz can actually be slung over the shoulder with a carrying strap when folded.
The Quinny Yezz’s features Include:
• Approximately 11 lbs
• Ultra compact quick fold
• Stands when folded, includes adjustable carry strap
• Frame is made of IXEF® material, a high performance injection molded composite fiber — allows for the stroller to be light weight and extremely durable
• Interchangeable seats to allow parents to change the fashion
• Available Accessories: WeatherShield
• SRP $279; additional seats for $69
(Sorry, ladies, Hot Dad not included in this contest.)
To enter, all you have to do is go to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/poshbrood, “like” us and tell us where you’d take your posh new Quinny Yezz stroller on your family travels this summer!
You’ll get a second entry if you tweet us @Poshbrood about how and where you’ll use your Yezz.
You have until Tuesday, May 28th at 5 pm ET to enter, we’ll pick a winner using Random.org and announce on May 29th.
Today Poshbrood’s thoughts and prayers are with the people of Oklahoma.
In lieu of a travel post, we’re listing ways that you can help the area recover after a massive tornado touched down Monday in Moore, near Oklahoma City, leveling the area to rubble.
The Oklahoma City Red Cross will open shelters as first responders assess damage. The organization says in the immediate aftermath, the best way to help is to donate at RedCross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999.
Save the Children’s U.S. emergency response team will deploy Child Friendly Space kits in shelters, to create a safe and secure atmosphere for displaced kids. The organization is also prepared to deploy infant and toddler hygiene materials like diapers and wipes like it’s done in previous disasters. Text TWISTER to 20222 to donate $10.
The Salvation Army has mobilized a number of emergency relief services in Oklahoma to dispense food, hydration and emotional support to first responders and survivors. You can text STORM to 80888 to contribute $10 to the Salvation Army’s relief efforts or make a donation via phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
Feeding America will deliver truckloads of food, water and supplies to impacted areas through its network of more than 200 food banks and 61,000 agencies. The organization’s food banks will also set up additional dropoff sites. Donate online here.
The Oklahoma Humane Society is working with the city of Moore to assess and shelter animals affected by the storms. Many pets are displaced in violent storms like these and the Humane Society is dedicated to make sure these animals get the necessary immediate care they need. They ask now for monetary donations to help their efforts but will update their page with volunteer and in-kind donations as they get a better grasp on the supplies, food and medical assistance needs.
Poshbrood founder Elizabeth Thorp, and another cool mompreneur, Cris Bourelly, a founder of Lunchskins were featured on this iconic business program.
We learned some very important things while talking with host, Rebecca Cooper:
A.) Mama rats do things (like getting through mazes, finding food) better and faster than other rats. Therefore, moms are very well-suited for entrepreneurship.
(If you’re interested here’s a summary of the study from Smithsonian Mag. )
B.) A successful mompreneur needs three things:
1.) a crock pot,
2.) a good concealer (lack of sleep, anyone?)
3.) and a supportive husband. (Gotcha!)
Click below to watch the “Mompreneurs” interview from Washington Business Report:
PS The icing on our Mother’s Day cake? We ran into superstar media mom Katie Couric in the WJLA lounge. What a down-to-earth, smart lady. She graciously posed for a flurry of photos. Love me a sassy mom!
Posted by Elizabeth on 05/10 at 05:33 PM
Better Than Flowers: 5 Mother’s Day Getaways to Pamper Mom
Breakfast in bed or flowers are great, but why not really give mom what she really wants, which is an adult getaway?
We’ve rounded up five Mother’s Day travel deals that will solidify you as Mom’s favorite or score you the husband of the year award.
1.) The Pitcher Inn, Warren, Vermont
The Pitcher Inn, a Relais & Chateaux luxury country inn in Vermont is offering a Mother’s Day Package available through June 15th. The package includes:
Two night’s lodging
Two 60-minute Swedish Massages (value of180)
One three-course dinner for two at 275 Main during your stay; excludes, beverages and gratuities (value of110)
Full breakfast and afternoon tea each day
Flowers in your room upon arrival (value of35)
A bottle of Champagne in your room upon arrival (value of100)
The rates start at $900.00 for all double-occupancy rooms (not the suites), seven days a week between May 10- June 15th, 2013. http://www.pitcherinn.com
2.) Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford, PA
Want to whisk mom away for Mother’s Day weekend? Treat Mom like the VIP, or VIM, she is with the “Very Important Moms” package at the historic Omni Bedford Springs Resort. Mom will receive the five-star treatment with breakfast in bed and spa treatments at the renowned Springs Eternal Spa.
The Mom in your life can also explore the property’s beautiful trails and eight natural springs with an off-road segway tour.
In celebration of Mother’s Day, Elite Island Resort launches 50 percent off sale at their collection of beachfront resorts in the Caribbean’s most sought-after destinations, including Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia, the Grenadines and Tortola.
Book an all-inclusive stay of five nights or longer with Elite Island Resorts and Mom joins in the fun for free, based on double occupancy, at seven participating Caribbean resorts. Since every booking is fifty percent off, why not bring Mom, Dad and the kids to make it a multi-generational trip the whole family will enjoy?
Participating properties include:
St. James’s Club & Villas in Antigua
The Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua
Galley Bay Resort & Spa in Antigua (this resort is for guests 16 years and up)
St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, Saint Lucia
Palm Island Resort in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (this resort is for guests 16 years and up)
The Club Barbados (this resort is for guests 16 years and up)
Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas in Tortola, British Virgin Islands
The all-inclusive rates start as low as $141 per person, per night, based on double occupancy at the St. James’s Club, Morgan Bay, Saint Lucia. The booking window is through 11:59 p.m. on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2013 and the travel window is through December 20, 2013.http://www.eliteislandresorts.com/
4.) Sweet Deal à la Montréal
Treat mom to a European experience in North America - without the euro
or jetlag! Peruse endless boutiques or sip a café au lait after strolling the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal. Plus, the culture never stops with a diverse lineup of festivals, events and museum exhibitions for everyone.
Tourisme Montréal is offering a Sweet Deal for families to take advantage of, with 50%
off hotel nights and a complete discount booklet for major attractions at more than
35 participating 3- to 5-star hotels, including the Loews Hotel Vogue and Fairmont The
The Winter Sweet Deal runs now through May 31, 2013 (inclusive of
Mother’s Day), with nightly rates starting at $99 USD and 50% off the second night. www.tourisme-montreal.org
5.) Spa at the Trump SoHo New York
Can’t get away for more than a day but want to pamper mom? For those looking to give moms the gift of ultimate relaxation, The Spa at Trump SoHo will be offering three tailored, lavender-inspired experiences to pamper moms on their special day.
To Mom, with Love and Lavender
· Mom’s Breakaway ($280) - Just the thing for a perfect escape, treat mom to a 90-minute, lavender-infused massage or facial which also includes soothing lavender hand and foot massages.
· Mom’s Getaway ($350) - For a tranquil getaway, pamper mom with a 60-minute lavender-infused massage, a 30-minute refresh facial, and a special lavender manicure.
· Mom’s Dayaway ($650) - For a day of pure indulgence, moms will experience a 45-minute Hammam treatment, a 60-minute lavender-infused massage, a 60-minute facial, as well as a lavender manicure and pedicure.
In addition to these exquisite treatments, moms will be treated to refreshing spa smoothies on Mother’s Day, all expertly created by Executive Chef Desmond Lim.
Mother’s Day treatments at The Spa at Trump Soho are available through May 31, 2013. Guests and locals will receive a $15 gift voucher with every $250 gift certificate purchase. http://www.trumphotelcollection.com/soho/ Happy Mother’s Day!
After months of planning our wedding it was finally done. The next day I was filled with so many contrasting emotions. I felt like I was bursting with joy to be married, sad to have my most perfect day at an end, and relieved to finally have no more stressful weeks brimming with appointments. Most of all, I was genuinely excited for our honeymoon and to spend quality time with my new hubby!
I tell you what though ladies, men have it real easy when it comes to weddings. I spent months planning our wedding (which I wouldn’t have any other way to be honest, it was perfect!), and I left the responsibility of the honeymoon to Addam. He definitely gave the location some thought, but once Addam booked our honeymoon accommodation everything was sorted for him. The honeymoon package included three gourmet meals a day, land-based activities, a beach picnic, sparkling wine and a romantic turndown. The lucky man didn’t have to lift a finger! At first I was rather sceptical about the location. We were cruising along the R43 in our convertible, passionate red Jaguar that we rented in Cape Town and we were driving into the middle of nowhere. I was hoping my newlywed’s adventurous spirit wasn’t taking us out into the sticks! We drove up this road with nothing around except hills lush with fynbos into Grootbos Private Nature Reserve.
Once we set foot into Forest Lodge all my worries disappeared. This was a 5-star lodge exuding excellence with its chic settings, 90?angles and its walled windows looking onto a spectacular view. With a welcoming drink and a warm greeting, a member of the staff picked up our luggage and led us through the winding pathway to our room. The pathway leads right through the Milkwood Forest, with its draping branches it gives the notion of being completely secluded. It was only until we set foot into the room that I really fell in love though…
The room was perfect. We had a sweeping view of hills dotted with fynbos, the sprawling mountains, and the gorgeous ocean that seems to meet the rolling sand dunes. If the clouds permitted it we could see past Hermanus to Cape Point, and these sights could be enjoyed from any part of the room! Our stylish lounge opened onto our private deck where there was a bottle of sparkling wine sitting between two deck chairs alongside an elongated (private) swimming pool. Our great white bed was graciously adorned with rose petals and this led onto a bathroom that is every woman’s dream! The bathroom was an immaculate white with two basins stretching the length of the wall, a spacious shower and an enormous bath decorated with petite candles and rose petals. It was an absolute haven. We felt completely isolated and we even took advantage of the outside showers, we could look onto this amazing part of South Africa with no-one to see us.
With relaxation primarily in mind we really spent most of our time lounging in our honeymoon suite and eating all the delicious food! Dinner was the highlight with its five-course taste bud extravaganza introduced each night by the most exquisite sunsets. The first day we were there we went for a couple’s massage in the midst of the Milkwood Forest. I glided out on legs of jelly it felt so amazing. I went every day from then on! After we had basked in each other’s company for days on end, we finally asked reception what we could do for a bit of fun. She started listing a range of activities from horse-riding, flower safaris to shark cage diving in the nearby Gansbaai . We decided to go to the Hermanus Whale Festival however. We asked them to book us a table at a restaurant where we could enjoy some fine dining with a view of the whales and the festivities. It was truly riveting. The small town was buzzing with people and laughter as everyone traversed between stalls and activities with live music playing in the background. The whales were the real show stopper though. They were absolutely majestic! We spent the entire day there and as enjoyable as it was, it was also amazing to return to our own spot of serenity.
My mind, as is the case with most brides-to-be, was completely consumed by plans for the wedding and it is so easy to forget the importance of the honeymoon. Many say the honeymoon is the highlight of the relationship. I don’t know if this is true yet, but I do know that after being so busy with wedding plans it was a great opportunity to reconnect. For me, Grootbos was the best honeymoon destination for this.
About the author:
My name is Candice and I loving life as a newlywed! I have always lived in Jo’burg and I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. Most days you will find me walking through Sandton City shopping up a storm!
Posted by Elizabeth on 05/03 at 10:53 AM
Girls Getaway to Palm Springs
Tomorrow Poshbrood’s heading to Palm Springs for a girls weekend. Celebrating the upcoming nuptials of our cool baby sister and 8 of her chic friends.
I’ve never been and can’t wait to experience this desert resort city that was the Rat Pack’s playground and still embraces mid-century cool.
We’re staying in a fabulous 5 bedroom home, Yosemite Grand, managed by Beau Monde Luxury Villas.
BeauMonde Villas is a luxury home rental agency. They have a curated catalog of upscale homes to suit any budget or style. With your rental comes a personal concierge to welcome you to your property, help you plan activities and can arrange for car service, restaurant reservations, a personal chef, spa therapists or any other request you might have! Many of their properties are dog and kid-friendly too.
Our Palm Springs abode is a Hollywood Regency style 5 bedroom home with en-suite baths, Trina Turk linens, media room with pool table, galley kitchen, wet bar, dining room and general decor awesomeness.
The home offers outdoor resort living space that includes a pool, hot tub, lounge chairs and two cabanas.
Of course WiFi too.
Yosemite Grand offers 200-degree views of the Indian Canyons Golf course and majestic San Jacinto Mountains. Swoon!
Game of pool over cocktails, anyone?
In addition to luxuriating at our Palm Springs manse, we have plans to go to Lulu’s Bistro for casual dinner, go to the hip Parker Hotel for 90 minute massages.
I also want to hike and take the Palm Springs Aerial Tram up two plus miles into the cliffs of Chino Canyon affording breathtaking views.
Finally, the gals and bride to be, may or may not being going to Zelda’s Nightclub during our weekend. What happens in Palm Springs, stays in Palm Springs…
Dreaming of a Palm Springs escape? You can enter to win a trip to Palm Springs sponsored by the tourism board. Enter now through June 30th, 2013. Winners will receive airfare for two, 5 nights of hotel accommodations, three meals and activity passes.
Los Angeles is the city that seems to have it all- gorgeous weather, beautiful people, great restaurants, and countless fun activities to do around the city. Whether you live in or are visiting a city where Hollywood is at its center- it’s hard to get swept up into the many health and fitness fads. It seems like every other day, there’s a new health craze that has taken over… The “Lemon Juice Detox Diet” or the “raw food diet”, to just name a few, and the list goes on. However, these so called “diets” are not for everyone and some individuals just want to lead a healthy lifestyle. We completely understand, and have put together some healthy things to do in Los Angeles for the whole family that are conducive to a healthy lifestyle without being too extreme and don’t taste terrible.
Hike: Escondido Falls and Shipwreck
Los Angeles is not only home to beautiful beaches, but also provides equally as stunning hiking spots as well. Take a break from the busy city and enjoy a decent workout with spectacular views of the ocean at Escondido Falls. Located in the heart of Malibu, this hike is a little over a four-mile round trip trek that takes you to the base of a spectacular 150-foot waterfall (yes, they do exist in LA!). You will forget that you are in LA all together! Bring a picnic or eat lunch at Neptune’s Net and people-watch the surfers for a little extra entertainment. Another cool hiking spot is the Shipwreck Trail located in Palos Verdes. Although PV is located deep in the South Bay, the views that the hike provides are more than worth the commute. You will walk the PV shoreline for about a mile and along the way you’ll find parts of the shipwreck strewn about the beach. There are also plenty of small tide pools that are great for exploring. After about a mile you will hit the wreckage that is a skeleton of a Greek Freighter, called the Dominator that crashed on the shore about 40 years ago.
Juice: Liquid and Pressed Juicery
A fad that is currently popular in LA but is definitely not as extreme as some of the others is Juicing, and most of the juices taste amazing! If you are a fan of fresh organic fruit- then you must try Liquid Juice Bar located on Melrose. Liquid makes some of the best juices, smoothies, and Acai Bowls in Los Angeles. All of their smoothies and juices are made from scratch and they have an endless variety of different options to choose from. Another LA favorite is Pressed Juicery in Westwood. The shop itself is clean, spacious, and very trendy looking and offers a variety of different fresh pressed juices with everything from vegetable to citrus to fruit. If you’re feeling under the weather, they have a juice for that. If you’re dragging from a date night and need a boost, they have a juice for that too- they literally have you covered with any type of flavor, mood, or craving. And, if you’re feeling ambitious, they offer 3 and 5-day juice cleanses as well.
Eat: M Café (Melrose) and Local (Silver Lake)
Sometimes it can become a bit overwhelming when trying to choose a “healthy” restaurant to eat at in LA when there seems to be one on every corner. However, one that should not be ignored is M Café located on Melrose Ave. Conceived by Gwyneth Paltrow’s private chef, Lee Gross, M Café prides itself on being Macrobiotic- clean; natural food is what you’ll find here. This restaurant is a hot spot to many celebrities and health conscious locals and the food is not only healthy but actually tastes good. Another health conscious yet equally as delicious restaurant that should not go neglected is Local. Situated in Silver Lake, everything on their menu is fresh, organic, and uses locally sourced ingredients. They have a variety of different options to choose from ranging from sandwiches and burgers, to baby back ribs with Mac and Cheese and not to worry, a large vegetarian menu as well. Local also has a popular organic salad bar that is priced by the pound. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating that makes it a perfect place to bring dogs and enjoy the LA sunshine. Local is what Silver Lake dining is all about!
Surf: Malibu Lagoon State Beach (Surfrider Beach)
Malibu Lagoon State Beach is just steps away from the affluent mansions that line the Malibu shoreline. Known as Surfrider Beach thanks to its rich Southern California surfing culture dating back to the 1960s, this beach is still a popular destination for surfers of all levels. Centered on Malibu Lagoon, where Malibu Creek drains into the sea, the area creates amazingly consistent, perfect smooth-breaking waves that have attracted surfers from all over the world for decades. East of the swimming and surfing beach, the historic Malibu pier is an excellent spot as well to walk, people watch, enjoy a picnic, or go fishing. If you are looking for a healthy activity in LA, Malibu Lagoon State Beach provides just that, and more!
About The Author: Daniel Hogan is a writer at Party Earth - a global media and entertainment company that publishes reviews and listings of the best social experiences around the world including: clubs in Paris, things to do in London, beaches in Ibiza, plazas in Rome, bars in NYC, festivals and concerts everywhere, and more.
Posted by Elizabeth on 04/26 at 09:43 AM
Blogging at 35,000 Feet Over the Atlantic
Greetings from American Airlines new 777-300 ER plane. We’re currently above the Atlantic heading to JFK from London.
I’m in the new redesigned airplane right now as I type this because there is Trans-Atlantic WiFi. How amazing is that? Especially for day flights when you need to work.
All the cabins of the new plane are quite posh, even in economy. Lucky me, I’m in Business Class with 150 movie choices, lie flat beds, gourmet food and every seat has aisle access so you don’t have to crawl over your seatmate to get to the bathroom.
More on this fabulous plane later but right now some photos for your enjoyment. New hashtag? #planeporn
Economy Entertainment System
Business Class Controls Including Outlet and USB Port
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