Celebrate Who You Are With Beauty Brand Carol’s Daughter New #BornandMade Campaign

Working with I Am That Girl and knowing that our products are making a difference in the lives of young girls is everything to me.” — Lisa Price, Founder, Carol’s Daughter

This month, haircare and skincare brand Carol’s Daughter introduces the #BornandMade campaign, a new movement that encourages every girl to be who they were truly born and made to be. It celebrates the brand’s authentic story “Born in Brooklyn. Made With Love” as it honors the diverse community of strong women who have been a part of the Carol’s Daughter family for more than 22 years. The campaign is designed to give all women a powerful platform from which to showcase their individuality while inspiring others to be who they are—not who they’re “supposed” to be.

Lisa Price, Carol’s Daughter Founder, shares her #BornAndMade story.

Lisa Price, Carol’s Daughter Founder, shares her #BornAndMade story.

It’s important for girls to understand and recognize their power and the right way to use it. It’s imperative to remind them of who they are, and what they are…in the world. If I can help with that, then I’m getting up for a good reason every day,” said Lisa Price, Founder Of Carol’s Daughter.borninbrooklyn

Carol’s Daughter has teamed up with I Am That Girl, a non-profit co-founded by Emily Greener that inspires girls to love, express, and be exactly who they want to be. Together, they are creating a beautiful community of independent women from all walks of life.

A girl’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being is (and has always been) rooted in her self-worth. In an continuous wave of epidemic of negativity, I AM THAT GIRL is helping girls transform self-doubt in to self-love by providing a safe space to connect and have honest conversations about things that matter. Girls are bombarded with messages that attack their actions, looks, ways of thinking, and Printthat make judgments on what she is NOT. I AM THAT GIRL work to help her love who SHE IS, to see all the positives in herself, and to empower her to inspire the same in others. I AM THAT GIRL have connected hundreds of thousands of girls from all over the world from across the globe to love and express themselves through online and offline programs and initiatives. The organization has 150 local chapters, an online community of 250,000 and a group of influential supporters that have enabled it to reach over 5 million people.

By building a community for girls to be seen, be heard, and belong, I AM THAT GIRL IS giving them something bigger than themselves to stand for and creating a healthier, more powerful world, most importantly a world that not only invites guys in to the conversation, but requires them.

Who is THAT GIRL exactly? THAT GIRL is the best version of ALL of us.

She’s all ages, ethnicities, classes, and religions. She’s got a brilliant heart and beautyFULL mind. She is forever a work in progress, she seeks to be confident in her own skin. She speaks her truth, sees the best in others, and is leaving this world better than she found it.

She takes a stand for loving herself and loving on others. She brings out the best in people and genuinely cares.

She lifts people up and inspires others to do the same. She gets that hurt people hurt people and shows compassion even to those who might not show it back. She celebrates girls and sees them for the beauties that they are.

She shares her love and gives back to her community any chance she gets. She’s leaving this world better than she found it.

She’s brave enough to be vulnerable. She speaks honestly and openly so she can be seen for who she truly is. She knows by doing so, she gives others permission to do the same – AMAZING.

Visit www.BornAndMade.com to share your #BornAndMade story.

Visit http://www.BornAndMade.com to share your #BornAndMade story.

I Am That Girl is shifting girl culture. By building a community for girls to be seen, be heard, and belong, we are giving them something bigger than themselves to stand for and creating a healthier, more powerful world,” said Greener.

The campaign’s mission is to engage every mother, daughter, sister and beyond through social media network platforms by working in partnership with a range of inspirational influencers, from beauty blogger Naptural85 to activist and writer Michela Angela Davis. The campaign will also launch with a series of videos, highlighting what makes them beautifully unique. It will be supported by print ads featuring Price’s own story as well as the story behind Carol’s Daughter’s iconic beauty products. Fans of the brand will also be able to make their own personalized #BornandMade images online at bornandmade.com, which they can then share across social media.

The Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Collection replenishes moisture, improves manageability and adds shine.

The Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Collection replenishes moisture, improves manageability and adds shine.

The Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Collection deeply moisturizes, improves softness and prevents frizz on curls.

The Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Collection deeply moisturizes, improves softness and prevents frizz on curls.

The Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Collection is proven to instantly stop shedding and frizz.

The Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Collection is proven to instantly stop shedding and frizz.

The #BornandMade campaign includes some of the brand’s best-loved product lines, like the Hair Milk Collection, the Black Vanilla Collection, the Hairdress Collection and more. The easy accessible collections offer solutions for all hair types, from dry and brittle to frizzy and fragile, with a range of products developed especially for styling and defining curls. They will be available at Target, Walgreens and Sally Beauty stores nationwide as well as online at CarolsDaughter.com.

The Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston Becomes Autograph Collection’s Newest Gem In The Historic City And First Hotel In South Carolina

Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International‘s curated portfolio of hotels recognized for celebrating individuality, is pleased to welcome the newest hotel from The Kessler Collection to its portfolio – Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston (55 Wentworth St, Charleston, South Carolina 29401) in South Carolina. This is the first South Carolina hotel for The Kessler Collection and for Autograph Collection Hotels. The Autograph Collection Hotels portfolio now includes 10 of The Kessler Collection‘s 11 artistically inspired boutique hotels and restaurants. With 89 hotels worldwide and growing, Autograph Collection anticipates welcoming its 100th hotel by the end of 2015.

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston. Photo Credit: www.facebook.com/BohemianCharleston

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston. Photo Credit: http://www.facebook.com/BohemianCharleston

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston. Photo Credit: www.facebook.com/BohemianCharleston

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston. Photo Credit: http://www.facebook.com/BohemianCharleston

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston. Photo Credit: www.facebook.com/BohemianCharleston

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston. Photo Credit: http://www.facebook.com/BohemianCharleston

Located at the corner of Wentworth and Meeting Streets in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston is in the center of local landmarks, shopping and dining. A destination renowned for its historic charm and coastal lifestyle, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston ushers in a new and highly valued experience. The property offers a sought-after Southern luxurious escape for visiting couples, families, weddings, friend getaways and more.

The 50-room luxury boutique hotel incorporates diverse offerings including an on-site Grand Bohemian Gallery featuring rare, local and original artwork, a wine blending experience and tasting room with curated selections, specialty coffee shop with micro-roasted coffee, farm-to-table culinary offerings with a regional focus, as well as a rooftop restaurant and terrace providing unmatched views of historic Charleston. In a city where no building can be taller than the church steeples, few establishments offer this caliber of view and superior location, just steps away from famed Kings St. in the historic district.

Custom iron gates leading from the Wine Room to the rooftop elevators at Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston.

Custom iron gates leading from the Wine Room to the rooftop elevators at Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston.

Designed as a Southern Renaissance-style hotel, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston is bathed in French elements combined with classical European lines all with a modern bohemian twist. Guests are greeted in the lobby with 4-foot long fringe chandeliers, a custom backlit stone front desk and velvet drapery. Guest rooms, washed in lavender with splashes of shades of grey and chartreuse as the anchors, boast rich printed drapery, and leather chaise lounges. The bathrooms are appointed with marble vanities that stylishly contrast with custom glass sconces and Italian plank tiled floors.

The dining selection reflects Charleston’s low-country backdrop with a garden-inspired rooftop terrace, draped in crystal chandeliers, aquamarine watercolor sheers, and grey washed reclaimed wood. Featuring an assortment of handcrafted cocktails, coastal cuisine and open-air seating, the restaurant overlooks the historic district. Additionally, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston offers a one-of-a-kind wine blending experience. During a 90-minute interactive experience, guests have the opportunity to make and take home their own customized wine blend and create a personalized label.

At the heart of each Kessler Collection hotel is a celebration of the artistic spirit. Surrounded by the cultural and creative inspiration of Charleston, the property is home to the largest art gallery in The Kessler Collection-Grand Bohemian Gallery, featuring local, regional and internationally recognized artists. At Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, art flows throughout the hotel with exhibitions and artist receptions showcasing paintings, sculptures, art glass, ceramics and jewelry, all available for sale.
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Feeding America, Caterpillar Foundation Partner to Help Feed Families and Children in Need

Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together We Can Solve Hunger.

Each year, more than 49 million people in the United States face hunger on a daily basis, including at least 16 million children (who often goes to school hungry and uses the federal free or reduced-priced food lunch program as their one and only hot meal for the day) and approximately 5 million seniors.

Hunger and poverty often go hand in hand, but poverty is not the ultimate determinant of food insecurity. People living above the poverty line are often at risk of hunger as well. Research demonstrates that unemployment, rather than poverty, is a better predictor of food insecurity among people living in the United States. According to the Feeding America Hunger in America 2014 study,

  • Based on annual income, 72 percent of all Feeding America client households live at or below 100 percent of the federal poverty line.
  • The median annual household income of Feeding America clients is $9,175.
  • More than half of client households (54 percent) report at least one employed person at some point in the past year.

The number of older adults is projected to increase over the next decade and continue to rise in the following decade. In 2040 there will be 79.7 million older adults, more than twice as many as in 2000. Additionally, the senior population is becoming increasingly diverse. Between 2012 and 2030, the white population of 65 and plus is projected to increase by 54 percent compared with 125 percent for older minorities. These changing demographics will have profound impacts on the demand for social services, especially the need for adequate and culturally appropriate nutrition services. Seniors may have unique nutritional needs and challenges that separate them from the rest of the population and must be considered.

For seniors, protecting oneself from food insecurity and hunger can be more difficult than for the general population. For example, a study that focused on the experience of food insecurity among the elderly population found that food insecure seniors sometimes had enough money to purchase food but did not have enough left over to address their health problems.

Even before the worst of the economic downturn in 2008, 16.6 million American children lived in homes that couldn’t afford enough food for their families. Child hunger in the world’s wealthiest nation is morally unacceptable and a disgrace; and it costs the U.S. economy at least $28 billion per year because poorly nourished children perform less well in school and require far more long-term health care spending.

Feeding America Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Feeding America)

Feeding America Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Feeding America)

Feeding America, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization, and Caterpillar’s philanthropic organization, the Caterpillar Foundation, are partnering once again to provide food to individuals who struggle with hunger.
Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, they provide food the more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry.
The Caterpillar Foundation is investing $1 million to support food sourcing initiatives at Feeding America and also to address hunger in surrounding Caterpillar communities in 49 counties. The Caterpillar Foundation has invested $3.5 million to this important cause since 2013. This support will impact a number of feeding programs in Caterpillar communities including the Feeding America BackPack Program, an effort that provides food to children on the weekends when free or reduced-price school meals are unavailable. Grants also will be used to support mobile food pantries and provide nutritious food to local feeding agencies.
The Caterpillar Foundation is committed to transforming lives in the communities that we serve,” said Michele Sullivan, president of the Caterpillar Foundation. “We are committed to alleviating poverty and supporting our neighbors who may not know where their next meal will come from.

Founded in 1952, Caterpillar’s philanthropic organization, the Caterpillar Foundation has contributed more than $600 million to help make sustainable progress possible around the world by providing program support in the areas of environmental sustainability, access to education and basic human needs.

Feeding America is thankful to the Caterpillar Foundation for its generous support and ongoing commitment to helping individuals who struggle with hunger,” said Matt Knott, president of Feeding America. “Food-insecure Americans do not have regular access to enough food for a healthy, active life. This partnership helps us to provide more than three million meals to families and children in need through our nationwide network of member food banks.”

Visit www.feedingamerica.org to learn more and to donate food, or volunteer your services at the Feeding America food bank in your area. To learn more about the global impact of the Caterpillar Foundation, please visit www.caterpillarfoundation.org

PANDORA Jewelry Captures the Beauty of Nature in its New Autumn Collection

PANDORA Celebrates Fall Fashion with Elegant Feathers, .925 Sterling Silver and 14K Gold, complete with Tips from Celebrity Stylist, Nicole Chavez

PANDORA Jewelry kicks off the Fall 2015/Winter 2016 season with nature inspired pieces for women to easily transition their style to embrace this season’s hottest bohemian and 70’s fashion trends. Inspired by the popular resurgence of fairy tales and fables, where the past meets the future, the season’s new collection is filled with innovative designs in .925 sterling silver and 14K gold.

Your jewelry isn't just jewelry. It's a set of wings for your imagination. Where will you soar today? #ArtOfYou (PRNewsFoto/PANDORA Jewelry)

Your jewelry isn’t just jewelry. It’s a set of wings for your imagination. Where will you soar today? #ArtOfYou (PRNewsFoto/PANDORA Jewelry)

Drawing inspiration from the mythical phoenix, PANDORA‘s new Majestic Feathers Series echoes this autumn’s fantasy-fueled trend. From chic stud earrings to a sophisticated necklace pendant, the beauty and serenity of the majestic bird is captivated in .925 sterling silver and cubic zirconia stones.

Reworking this season’s hottest runway trend, delicate lacework details are reinterpreted in a floral pendant, earring and charm crafted in 14K gold with micro-set cubic zirconia stones in the luxurious lace botanique series. Classic stone cuts combined with innovative craftsmanship techniques translate a vintage appeal with PANDORA Timeless Elegance pieces for autumn. Classic rings, earrings and pendants easily add glam to both a day and night look, making a luxurious and feminine statement.

Autumn also brings the biggest event of the season and PANDORA is once again the official jewelry sponsor of New York Fashion Week. To celebrate the event and show our fans how to be runway ready at a moment’s notice, PANDORA has partnered with celebrity stylist, Nicole Chavez, who shares some of her tips for enchanting looks for both day and night:
– This season is not about following trends but choosing pieces that enhance who you are – The Pandora Majestic Feather Earrings are the perfect bohemian accessory to accentuate your look
– Fashion Week jewelry is all about layering to create a statement. Mix metals and layer to create a look that will go with all your looks especially from day to night
— Score instant fashion cred by mixing prints and plaids, spots and stripes to create a crazy cool combo
— The go-to fabric this season is suede; it adds a little boho and a lot of luxe to whatever you are wearing

The autumn collection jewelry pieces start at $35.

The Ride To Conquer Cancer Presented By Silver Wheaton Announces $8.4 Million Raised As 7th Annual Ride Commences In British Columbia

British Columbia.’s largest cycling fundraiser draws 2,087 riders and supports breakthrough research and enhancements to care through the BC Cancer Foundation.


The Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Silver Wheaton announced 2,087 riders helped raise $8.4 million for the BC Cancer Foundation as the Seventh Annual Ride commenced in British Columbia on Saturday. Funds raised through B.C.’s largest cycling fundraiser support breakthrough cancer research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency.RTCC_VA_15_04

The Ride to Conquer Cancer® is a unique, two-day cycling event to take place on August 29-30, 2015, journeying over 200k through the scenic Pacific region. The mission is clear: A world free from cancer. The money raised for The Ride to Conquer Cancer will benefit BC Cancer Foundation and support leading clinicians, scientists, and researchers whose search for new discoveries and improved patient outcomes will have a real impact in the communities throughout the province, across Canada, and around the world.RTCC_VA_15_02

One in fifteen British Columbians has helped to make The Ride to Conquer Cancer the largest fundraiser for cancer research in our province. Thanks to a remarkable commitment from riders, donors, volunteers, crew members and leading edge researchers, we are helping to change the story for those facing cancer today with lives saved, lives extended and cancers prevented,” said Douglas Nelson, President and CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation.

The BC Cancer Foundation is the bridge that connects philanthropic support and research breakthroughs in cancer knowledge. As the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province, the organization enable donors to make contributions to leading edge research that have a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia. As an independent charitable organization, they raise funds exclusively for the BC Cancer Agency that go to supporting innovative cancer research and compassionate enhancements to patient care.RTCC_VA_15_07

For each of the 25,000 British Columbians who will hear the words, ‘you have cancer’ this year, the BC Cancer Foundation is here to ensure that researchers and clinicians at the BC Cancer Agency have the funds needed to re-invent the standard of care through leading-edge research. With $8.4 million raised this year, we will help make cancer a manageable disease through highly personalized approaches to treatment,” Nelson added.

The BC Cancer Agency provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of BC in partnership with regional health authorities. The Agency’s mandate covers the spectrum of cancer care, from prevention and screening, to diagnosis, treatment, and through to rehabilitation and is driven by a three-fold mission: To reduce the incidence of cancer; to reduce the mortality rate of people with cancer and to improve the quality of life of people living with cancer. This mission drives everything it does, including providing screening, diagnosis and care, setting treatment standards, and conducting research into causes of, and cures for, cancer.

In seven years, The Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised $70 million for the BC Cancer Foundation. The annual event draws thousands of participants and brings together communities of cancer survivors, cyclists and supporters who train and fundraise for months in order to participate in the two-day, 200km Ride between Vancouver and Seattle. Continue reading

Sweet Fall Harvest for Donut Lovers: Dunkin’ Donuts Introduces New REESE’S Peanut Butter Squares and Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

This autumn, Dunkin’ Donuts is sweetening the season with the addition of two exciting new donuts to its fall lineup. For the first time, the company has partnered with The Hershey Company to put the tastes of creamy chocolate and REESE’S Peanut Butter together in one tasty treat with the new REESE’S Peanut Butter Square. For pumpkin fans looking to celebrate a favorite flavor of fall in a fun new way, Dunkin’ Donuts has also expanded its famous pumpkin menu with the introduction of the Pumpkin Cheesecake Square. Both items will be available for a limited time at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants beginning August 31.

Sweet Fall Harvest for Donut Lovers: Dunkin' Donuts Introduces New REESE'S Peanut Butter Squares and Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares (PRNewsFoto/Dunkin' Donuts)

Sweet Fall Harvest for Donut Lovers: Dunkin’ Donuts Introduces New REESE’S Peanut Butter Squares and Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares (PRNewsFoto/Dunkin’ Donuts)

A creative twist on the classic candy, Dunkin’ Donuts‘ new REESE’S Peanut Butter Square is filled with rich and creamy REESE’S peanut butter buttercreme, topped with chocolate icing and finished with an orange icing drizzle to match the colors of the traditional REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups. The Pumpkin Cheesecake Square is filled with smooth and creamy pumpkin cheesecake filling and topped with orange icing, crumbled graham cracker topping and finished with a white icing drizzle.

Dunkin’ Donuts is featuring a full lineup of fall-flavored treats this season. Back by popular demand at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide by August 31, the all-encompassing annual pumpkin menu includes Dunkin’ Donuts‘ famous hot or iced Pumpkin Coffee and lattes, Pumpkin Donut and MUNCHKINS® Donut Hole Treats, Pumpkin Muffin, and Pumpkin K-Cup® pods and Packaged Coffee.

At Dunkin’, we know that the return of fall means an excitement around classic seasonal flavors and each year, we strive to bring additional fall-flavored menu items to our guests. We want to keep providing guests with new and exciting reasons to return to Dunkin’ Donuts, not just for their favorite items but for something unique and different,” said Jeff Miller, Dunkin’ Brands’ Executive Chef and Vice President of Product Innovation. “Our REESE’S Peanut Butter Square and Pumpkin Cheesecake Square offer [our] guests a new way to enjoy two flavors they already know and love. These sweet treats provide our guests with a unique fall experience they are sure to remember.

Along with enjoying the brand’s autumn lineup of food and beverages, Dunkin’ Donuts fans can put their passion for pumpkin on display via the brand’s special Snapchat filters. A fun way for people to show their spirit for fall with friends and followers, Dunkin’ Donuts’ first geo-filters are available for fans in or around a Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant, with new ones introduced later in September. Additionally, fans can follow Dunkin’ Donuts’ official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds throughout the coming months for pumpkin and fall-related content from both the brand and special guests.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).

Girls, Let Your Dreams Shine!™ Award-Winning Flipsies™ Line by VTech® Available Now

Transformers” for Girls, Flipsies Offer Girls Innovative and Aspirational Collectible Dolls and Playsets

Vtech® announces the wide availability of Flipsies™, a new line that combines traditional role play with collectible dolls and accessories with interactive MagicPoint™ technology to encourage girls to dream big. Anchored by Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser, the recipient of a Gold Award from the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), Flipsies offers endless ways to play with unique features that capture a child’s imagination.

VTech(R)'s award-winning Flipsies(TM) Sandy's House & Ocean Cruiser is available now. (PRNewsFoto/VTech)

VTech(R)’s award-winning Flipsies(TM) Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser is available now. (PRNewsFoto/VTech)

Flipsies marks VTech’s first foray into the girl toy aisle, and we are thrilled by the excitement around the line,” said William To, President, VTech Electronics North America. “Flipsies brings a new wave of innovation to the industry by inspiring young girls to reach for their dreams through interactive, engaging play experiences that encourage social skills, teach communication and invoke the imagination.”

Eight introductory themes offer a positive aspirational message by encouraging girls to let their dreams shine and be anything they want to be, whether it’s a doctor, marine biologist, teacher, baker, rock star, veterinarian, fashion designer or even a princess. Transformation features combined with interactions

VTech logo (PRNewsFoto/VTech)

VTech logo (PRNewsFoto/VTech)

between the characters and playsets using MagicPoint and MagicChat™ locations enhance the play value and allow girls to imagine living out their dreams. Every Flipsies doll and playset offers both real world and dream world modes, with MagicPoint locations that elicit unique phrases from the Flipsies dolls to stimulate fun, imaginative role play while encouraging girls to reach for the stars.

In addition to Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser, a beautiful 2-in-1 interactive house that magically transforms into a luxury ocean cruiser, the introductory product collection features 18 offerings. The line introduces children to a group of giggly and glamorous girls – the Flipsies – from the sunny town of Charmingdale™. Each Flipsies doll wears a charm with special powers to flip their dreams into reality, and includes two outfits and wigs, plus other accessories.

The new range features eight Flipsies friends, including:

Build Your Own Flipsie World with the Flipsie Girls

Build Your Own Flipsie World with the Flipsie Girls

  • Clementine: Clementine is a social, generous, thoughtful little girl who loves making friends, entertaining and having parties for her pals. She thinks friendship is the perfect recipe for fun and she dreams of being a baker. Her playsets include a cake, ice cream cart and bakery.
  • Carina: Carina is patient, optimistic, smart, passionate and ambitious. She enjoys playing golf but also dreams of being a doctor because she loves to help others. She comes with fun accessories like a doctor’s lab coat and scrubs.
  • Sandy: Sandy loves to make a splash everywhere she goes. She loves all water activities, including swimming, diving, surfing, boating, scuba diving and jet skiing. Her positive, athletic, energetic, adventurous and courageous personality helps her live out her dream of being a marine biologist.
  • Styla: Fashionable, sensitive, sassy and creative, Styla loves doing DIY projects, sewing, making jewelry, shopping and giving her friends makeovers. She dreams of becoming a fashion designer and her sewing station and salon & fashion boutique playsets help her attain her goal.
  • Grace: Grace is a kind, classy, perky, free-spirited girl who loves to dance, garden, write in her diary and help others. She dreams of being a princess with playsets including a throne and carriage.
  • Jazz: Jazz was born to perform with an interest in singing, traveling, entertaining friends and playing all kinds of instruments. She dreams of being a rock star and her talkative, strong, funny and confident personality help her achieve that dream.
  • Lexi: Outgoing, enthusiastic, caring and organized, Lexi thinks you can learn something new every day. She enjoys reading, learning and playing sports, especially gymnastics, and dreams of being a teacher.
  • Eva: This pet lover is caring, optimistic, courteous, thoughtful and loyal, and dreams of being a veterinarian. Eva’s interests include pet-sitting, being outdoors, having a picnic with friends and being around all kinds of animals.

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Each doll comes with wigs, clothes and fun accessories to match her style and dream. Press the charm on their necklace to see it light-up and to experience their friendly personalities. The possibilities are endless as you mix and match each Flipsies’ clothes and accessories. Collect them all to create your own styles for hours of fun adventures. (Each doll sold separately.)

Extending the play value for kids with free activities, a Flipsies microsite is available at www.Flipsies.com. This digital experience immerses girls in the world of the Flipsies, offering activities, games, quizzes, videos and more. In addition, the microsite serves as a resource for parents, with tools and advice on how to support and empower their children, build their confidence and help them achieve their dreams.

Flipsies are available now at www.vtechkids.com/flipsies and at major retailers nationwide. The collection launches with 10 playsets ranging from $14.99 – $39.99 and eight dolls at $9.99 each, for endless fun at an affordable price. For more information, visit www.vtechkids.com/flipsies.

Diapers.com Reveals Top Developmental Toys for Holiday 2015

After Researching Hundreds Of New Products, The Diapers.Com Team Issues List Of 25 “Smart Toy” Picks That Promise To Be This Season’s Most-Wanted Gifts

Diapers.com, a Quidsi, Inc. company (an Amazon.com subsidiary), has released its Holiday 2015 hot toy picks for babies, toddlers, and big kids. The Hot Toy List includes toys from popular and much-loved brands like LEGO and Melissa & Doug as well as premium boutique brands like Magna-Tiles and Le Toy Van.

The 25 developmentally-minded toys included on the Hot Toy List are sure to be what kids are clamoring for and what moms are searching for — high-quality products that tap into parents’ desires to give their children enriching experiences. The toy experts at Diapers.com and its Quidsi, Inc. family of sites closely evaluated this year’s options and hand-selected a one-of-a-kind list of 25 smart toys that use innovative technology and/or align with age-appropriate developmental skills. These are the toys of the season that both educate and entertain, and many are expected to be sellouts.

Here is Diapers.com’s Hot Toy List for Holiday 2015:


Ages 4-12

Diapers.com has long been known for its great selection of stimulating baby and toddler toys, but the site’s expert toy merchandisers also source and carry thousands of smart toy options for bigger kids as well. This year’s Hot Toy List includes top picks for the under-4 set, such as the delightful NogginStik Developmental Light-up Rattle and the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Scooter, with its three levels of learning content. For ages 4 and up, the Meccanoid Personal Robot (age 8+) is a kid-sized companion that learns commands, pairs with mobile devices, and helps kids develop basic engineering and programming concepts.

Also included on the list are unique, hard-to-find gifts with limited distribution like the interactive iLOOM (age 8+), which when attached to an iPad, give step-by-step weaving instructions so crafty kids can make beautiful bracelets while honing their fine motor and creativity skills. (Diapers.com also makes it easy to shop for holiday gifts with free 1-2 day delivery on orders of $49 or more (exclusions apply), 365-day returns, and 24/7 customer care.)

We know moms are eager to find toys that do double duty — engaging their kids by being just plain fun but also adding value by fostering age-appropriate developmental skills,” said Emilie Arel Scott, Chief Executive Officer at Quidsi. “We’re here to make life easier for Mom by offering the hottest toys early in the season with fast, free delivery right to her door. As a new mom myself, I need a little expert help figuring out what to shop for. I can’t wait to shop all the baby toys on this list.
Quidsi operates Diapers.com, the premium destination for moms shopping for their babies, toddlers, and bigger kids. Offering far more than just diapers, the site makes it easy to shop a wide selection of items from its family of specialty sites, including Soap.com (health, beauty, household, and grocery essentials), Wag.com (pet supplies), BeautyBar.com (luxury beauty), YoYo.com (toys), Casa.com (housewares and decor), Look.com (kids’ clothing), VineMarket.com (natural and organic groceries), and AfterSchool.com (kids’ sports/activity gear). Its customers enjoy a broad selection, free 1-2 day delivery on all orders of $49 or more, easy-to-navigate sites, a shared cart, and award-winning service.