New York Charity: Lower Eastside Service Center #KBBlog5

New York Charity: Angel Street Thrift Shop #KBBlog5

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Angel Street Thrift Shop, ‘the most sophisticated thrift shop in town’, was present this past week at #KBBlog5 the 5 Year Blogiversary for Kitty Bradshaw of www.KittyBradshaw.com. This event was held to honor Kitty Bradshaw’s success but it also served as a networking opportunity as it was RSVP only and featured many of the who’s who in New York City’s blogosphere. There were nearly 100 stylish ladies and gentlemen present, including models from Jag & Co.  With all the festivities taken place, guest had the opportunity representatives from the Lower Eastside Service Center who spoke about their cause and Angel Street Thrift Shop.

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More than just a cause, Angel Street Thrift Shop’s proceeds benefit the innovative programs of the Lower Eastside Service Center.  The center is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by Substance Abuse, HIV/AIDS and Mental Illness. Established 16 years ago, Angel Street Thrift Shop allows shoppers to make top quality purchases and give back at the same time.Upon visiting the shop, you realize that it resembles a high-end boutique.

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Guests who approached the table were given information on shopping as well as making a tax-deductible donation. All sponsors of #KBBLOG5 brought something different to the table and guests were eager to support the efforts of this particular cause. Consignment shops have become a trendy first stop for most shoppers but Angel Street Thrift’s longevity and charitable efforts separate them from the pack. From sending children to summer camp to assisting expectant moms with drug treatment, Angel Street Thrift has made their mark as a worthy cause to support. They were in good company as other sponsors of #KBBLOG5 include Jaguar and Company Clothier, Barefoot Wine, Golden Krust, Tipsy Tasty Treats, Cabot Cheese, Tide Pods, Rockwell Media, nRelate, Rockwell Media, and General Motors. With a motto like ‘thrifty with a good heart’ you can’t help but be compelled to join the Lower Eastside Service Center/ Angel Street Thrift in their efforts.

 

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Smarter Commerce with IBM: Kitty Bradshaw #MySmarterCommerce

IBM Smarter Commerce: Kitty Bradshaw #MySmarterCommerce

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So if you watched the above video or read my Tweets… I announced that KittyBradshaw.com has entered into a partnership with IBM for their IBM Social Influencer Program.  Together we will spread the word about their new Smarter Commerce technology platform.  This technology  allows businesses to better service customer needs and put customers at the center of thier organization.  The platform allows brands like Nike, Sephora, BMW, Coca-Cola and Grey Goose to provide consumers with the best possible service, across social, digital, retail and mobile.  It is THE technology platform for the social media age.

IBM is hosting a panel discussion this March at South By Southwest, at which we will tell the story of Smarter Commerce from the consumer’s perspective – what it means to consumers like you and me to have brands put us at the center of their organization… how it impacts our li ves and our careers, what they should be doing differently, what we need as consumers, and more.

Between now and March, I along with 50 other Blogger will be leading the conversation on what Smarter Commerce means to us.  Specifically for me, as I stated in the video… I will be featuring four small businesses in New York and their connection to Smarter Commerce.  Small business in New York means everything to me.  The people and the businesses that they own are what makes New York special. New Yorkers give the city it’s charm with their no non-sense speak, their gritty accents, and the pride they have for the greatest city on earth.  Those attributes are something tourist could never get from larger corporations.  Those characteristics are what made me fall madly in love with this place… so much so that I left my beloved California.  Smarter Commerce helps bring spread the New York charm throughout the city and beyond.

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Below are four businesses that are engaged in Smarter Commerce.  Please join in on the conversation by helping me promote these businesses. You can use Social Media by tweeting  and/ or “LIKE” this post, tweeting to the below businesses, “LIKE” the above video, or liking the below businesses on their FaceBook pages.  Don’t forget to use the hashtag #SmarterCommerce and let them know that Kitty sent you :)

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1. Cocoa Mane Hair Salon: Celebrity hairstylist Janel Sealy runs the Brooklyn based salon.  Janel has been doing hair for over 20 years and has worked with numerous A- list celebrities.  In addition to working with her clients, she travels the country teaching stylist tips and tricks of the trade.  Janel using Smarter Commerce by creating styling videos for her Customers, hosting Twitter Parties, running a Blog on her website, and posting haircare tips on her FaceBook wall.  Cocoa Mane TwitterCocoa Mane FaceBook

2. LESC (Lower Eastside Service Center) Angel Street Thrift Shop: LESC is a 501C-3 non-profit organization that provides a full continuum of treatment and care for New Yorkers living with chemical dependency and mental health issues.  Sales from goods in their Angel Street Thrift Shop go towards funding programs that help New Yorkers with substance abuse, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, Kids Camp, pregnant women and infants. One of the many ways that LESC uses Smarter Commerce, by establishing relationships with Online Influencers and engaging them through informational sessions in hopes that these influencers will help spread the word.  I have worked with LESC for two years, and fully support this organization.   Angel Street Thrift Shop TwitterLESC FaceBook

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3.  Billie’s BlackBillie’s Black has a reputation for amazing food, phenomenal shows and a great atmosphere. Billie’s draws an eclectic crowd set on a quiet Harlem block. This cozy nook turns out upscale soul food and soulful cocktails at moderate prices; in addition to lunch and dinner. There is also a Sunday gospel brunch as the high point of its week.  Billie’s Black uses Smarter Commerce by hosting community events, featuring local artist, and host a calendar full of events that keep their customers appetites satisfied, and their minds entertained.  They utilize all avenues of promotion be it through newsletter, Twitter, FaceBook, and through their website.  Billie’s Black TwitterBillie’s Black FaceBook

 

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4. Showman’s Jazz Club: Since 1942, Showmans Jazz Club, one of Harlem’s premier old school jazz clubs and a cultural landmark.   Showmans Jazz Club has showcased top musicians and legendary artists which include Pearl Bailey, Eartha Kitt, Jimmy Rogers, Sarah Vaughan, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, and many more.  Showman’s owners Al Howard and Mona Lopez use Smarter Commerce through intimate ambiance where jazz, blues, and down home hospitality rules.  I recently was turned on to this place by my friend and stylist Jennifer who used to work at Showmans when she first moved to NYC.  She told me about the rich history of this establishment and how she considers them to be her second family.  I was instantly embraced by not only the owners, but the patrons as well.  I believe this is the true embodiment of Smarter CommerceShowman’s Jazz Club FaceBook

 

 

@Tasty_Morsels: Kitty Bradshaw Cookie Collaboration

 

PURCHASE HERE!

What’s Inside:
18 hand-iced sugar cookies.

3 Kitty Bradshaw Logo- 3 1/4D
3 Metro Card- 3W x 2 1/4H
3 Bust- 3 1/2W x 3H
3 California- 3W x 4 1/4H
3 Blackberry- 2 1/4W x 4 1/4H
3 Sparkly Stilettos- 3 1/2W x 3 1/2H

*10% of the proceeds are going to Lower Eastside Service Center.
*Please allow up to one week to ship.

 

KiittyBradshaw.com is very excited to be collaborating with Tasty Morsels to make these special edition cookies.  Part of the proceeds goes to Lower Eastside Service Center which funds programs that aid New Yorker’s living with AIDS/ HIV and Mental Illness. 

 Additionally, in efforts to raise as much money as possible for this charity… I will be waiving my consultation fee during the month of December (2011).  For every box of special edition Kitty Bradshaw cookies purchased through Tasty Morsels, I will give  a free 30 minute Blogging Consultation via the telephone.

Kitty Bradshaw 2 Year Blogiversary Recap

Kitty Bradshaw 2 Year Blogiversary Recap

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Hello Everyone,

I would like to take this time to show my appreciation to each of you for supporting my 2 Year Blogiversary. Regardless if you physically attended, or sent a kind word…. Thank you for your support.  Judging by your Tweets, Video Footage, and Blog Posts; last Tuesday’s event was an overall success.

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EVENT RECAP

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For those of you that missed the event last Tuesday, 200 Bloggers spanning from California, CT, DC, NJ, and NY came together under the APART Fashion Showroom to network.  Guests where treated to manicures sponsored by Priti Nails, cheese platters sponsored by Cabot Creamery (thank you to Blogger, Chef Yoli for working with Cabot to create the cheddar platters), cocktails sponsored by Smirnoff Vodka (thank you to bartenders Mark and Karrie), cupcakes by Tonnies Minnies, skin care analysis by MySkin.com, and beverages by Skinny Water.   In addition, Bloggers got a chance to talk with Matthew from Nina Shoes as he previewed for the first time ever, their FALL 2010 line.  Lastly, Michelle from SmartBox was on hand to talk about “Gift Experiences in a Box”.

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Ester from Outside.in introduced bloggers to her company.  Outside.in helps bloggers bring traffic to their sites.  Neil and Oliver from NRelate.com introduced their company, which helps Bloggers with monetizing.

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GIFT BAGS

Upon exiting, guests received gift bags filled with items from APART, skin care products from Johnson & Johnson, a Time Out New York magazine, and bracelets from the GAP.

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CHARITY RAFFLE

During the event guests took part in a charity raffle to raise awareness and money for the Lower Eastside Service Center/Angel Thrift Shop.   The LESC uses the money to fund programs benefiting individuals and families affected by Substance Abuse, HIV/AIDS and Mental Illness.

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The following companies donated the listed items to be raffled off:  Time Out New York donated three magazine subscriptions, Gwen Beloti donated a clutch bag, Nina Shoes donated 3 custom pair of shoes, FSL Cosmetics donated cosmetic bags filled with lip gloss and lipsticks, GAP donated a jean gift card, APART donated 5 clothing looks modeled by the mannequins during the event, Cabot Creamery donated a gift basket filled with an assortment of their fine Vermont cheddars, and SmartBox donated a Spa Experience.

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Guest paid $5 to submit their business cards into the raffle bag.  In conjunction with JOHNSON’S®  Girl Talk Cause Campaign, we were able to raise a total of $320 for LESC.

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BLOGIVERSARY COVERAGE

Thank you to Jeff from TECHIENYC and Anthony from Anthony Tilghman.com for taking the event pictures.  Naheem Escort and Meagan Williams’s video interviewed a few of the bloggers in attendance.

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MARKETING/ PR TEAM

I couldn’t have pulled this event together without the assistance of my PR team: Mike StreetJohn Simon DailySantrise NicoleInkredible DesignIrene MyersAlthema GoodsonRaShawn Davis, Justine from Brand About Town, and Shani Faure. Also, thank you to Kaylyn for doing my make-up!

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In conclusion, I look forward to tweeting, networking, and blogging with each of you in the upcoming year.

Warmest Regards,

Kitty Bradshaw

KittyBradshaw.com 2 Year Blogiversary Event

In honor of KittyBradshaw.com’s 2 Year Blogiversary, the Kitty Bradshaw is hosting a Bloggers Networking Event on June 29th. I have compiled my list of élite Bloggers to come together under one roof to network and exchange blogging tips.

This event started out when I found out Johnson & Johnson was looking for Bloggers to host mini parties in their homes.  The problem was The Kitty Bradshaw doesn’t do mini parties in my home, lolll.  I negotiated with JJ to expand their parameters for little ole me; after a month of going back and forth they agreed.  I am still bound by the rules of the Girl Talk Cause Party, which in tells I support a local charity by bringing awareness and/or raising money for a local charity.  I am allowed to bring in other sponsors (as long as they are not skin care… lotions, creams, vasoline, etc). All of the things that were extended to the smaller parties are also extended to me on a larger scale to accommodate my guest. Johnson & Johnson is the title sponsor for my event.

Honestly, I DON’T think that Johnson & Johnson is doing this to promote their already established household brands. I think they created this campaign to give back and bring awareness to local charities.  The Kitty Bradshaw is all about giving back… so KittyBradshaw.com and Johnson & Johnson coming together to do an event is a very good fit.  Not to mention, I actually use JJ products.  I like to use their baby care products.  Yea don’t judge me, but the baby care products are very gentle on my skin. I especially like the baby cologne, lollll.  Everytime I show one of my friends the bottle of baby cologne and they smell it… they go crazy.  It smells like baby powder with a sexy edge.  You all should try it… it’s unisex.

Thanks to the ladies at the APART Showroom, they introduced me to Stephanie from Lower Eastside Service Center/Angel Thrift Shop.  The LESC raises money to fund programs benefiting individuals and families affected by Substance Abuse, HIV/AIDS and Mental Illness.  In honor of the JOHNSON’S®  Girl Talk Cause Campaign, we will be partnering with the Lower Eastside Service Center/Angel Thrift Shop. We will be raffling off various items donated by participating sponsors.  Guest will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for $5 during the event.

As I mentioned before, the event will be held at the APART Fashion Showroom… one of the most awesome showrooms in New York.  It’s multi levels complete with a bar/ kitchen.  I think my guest will be amazed when they walk through the doors…

APART wants their customers to associate their brand with being sleek, fashion-forward yet classic. They provide looks for your real life and styles for your personal runway: whether that includes making a stiletto sprint to the office or that trip to the farmer’s market. -ApartStyle.com

Signature blogger themed cocktails sponsored by Smirnoff Vodka.  Smirnoff will be providing assorted flavors of their Signature Vodka.  The bartenders and I will get together to come up with some Blogger inspired cocktails.

Nina Shoes fall line will be on display for all the fashion bloggers to get a sneak peek.  Matthew, from Nina Shoes will be on hand to show off Nina’s fall line, and to talk to the Fashion Bloggers about current shoe trends and how Nina Shoes is reaching out further into Social Media.  You can also see Nina Shoes on the APART Blogger Models.

Cabot Creamery will be sampling a tasty variety of their “World’s Best Cheddar”. My personal favorite is the Horseradish flavor.  OH EM GEE, so damn tasty!  I can’t imagine my sandwiches without it.  Cabot has been the go-to brand for fine cheddar since 1919, they are based out of Vermont.  Not to mention they have some of the nicest people working for them.

Fact: Did you all know in 1930 cows outnumbered people?!  You learn something new everyday on www.cabotcheese.coop

FSL Cosmetics is donating makeup gift bags fort he charity raffle.  They will also be make-up you see on our APART Blogger Models.  FSL Cosmetics uses high-quality botanicals to help improve the skin’s current condition.  FSL incorporates exotic fruits, vitamins, and antioxidants to help protect the skin from harsh elements. -www.fslcosmetics.com

Mini Mani’s sponsored by Priti Nails. Known among beauty insiders as the pioneering leader in luxury and eco-friendly nail polish. The luxury polishes are fast drying, chip resistant, contain a UV inhibitor, and are extremely durable and glossy. They are also completely safe for use on children and moms-to-be.

A compilation of NYC hotspots covered in the pages of Time Out New York. TONY is the great New York magazine. As a blogger, I read TONY to stay current on all the events taking place in the city.  Everytime I pick up an issue of Time Out New York, it reminds me of why I love New York so much.  TONY is the New Yorker’s bible to all things hip in NYC.

Tonnie’s Minis is sponsoring cupcakes for the guest.  Tonnie is on a level of his own, crafting unique recipes developed with celebrity clientel and baked with love.  Fans of Tonnie’s flock to his Greenwich Village flagship store for his signature “Carrot Dream” and “Death by Chocolate” cupcakes.