Are You Ready to THRIVE? Join Ali Brown LIVE this Thurs & Fri

Getting a mentor for my jewelry business was a big decision for me this year and I couldn’t be happier to have done it!  This year has been completely transformational in so many ways, both for my business and for me personally.  More to come on that later or you can read a little about it in this blog post here…. For now, I wanted to share with you a special event that my mentor, Ali Brown, just announced. It’s a *FREE 2-day LiveCast*, happening this THURSDAY & FRIDAY, *September 13 & 14*, 2012.  You can get the details and reserve your spot here. If you’re a business owner or are dreaming of starting your own business, you don’t want to miss this!  (and yes, it works for artists too!) Over the course of *12 content-rich hours*, Ali and her guest experts and colleagues will deliver some impactful training that … [Continue reading]

The Celebrity Gift Lounge at The 3rd Annual Thirst Gala

I just got back from attending the 3rd Annual Thirst Gala in LA and my sister and I had such a blast!  Here are some photos of the event, from prep through after-party. Behind the Scenes- Before the Event Began: While the event coordinators were getting the event prepped, we were setting up our table: And here it is, finally finished after 2.5 hours of set up: Back up to the room to prep and get ready, and then it’s time to meet the celebrities and let the festivities begin: The highlight of the night for us was meeting Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia from Criminal Minds)!  She is amazing and I was so honored that she took time to come and meet me before she started hosting the Gala. Everyone we met was wonderful!  We didn’t get pictures of everyone, including one of our other favorites, Michael Johns. The Thirst … [Continue reading]

Behind the Scenes- Prep for the Celebrity Gift Lounge

Finding out that I had an opportunity to participate in a celebrity gift lounge for an amazing charity was beyond exciting… but also a little overwhelming.  All those things I should have done months ago but never seemed to make the top of my priority list all of a sudden became critically important!  New business cards, brochures, signs and banners, creation of over 40 pairs of barefoot sandals… plus finding a dress that might be remotely flattering… my initial “to-do” list had over 50 high priority items on it.  All this while moving my website to a new platform and working on some other exciting adventures in entrepreneurship (too soon to share the details on these yet…). I considered not participating because it seemed like too much to get done in only 2.5 weeks… but I have always been one to embrace a challenge so I decided to let the … [Continue reading]

Celebrity Gift Lounge in Support of The Third Annual Thirst Gala

Official Press Release for the Celebrity Gift Lounge in Support of The Third Annual Thirst Gala The Celebrity Gift Lounge Will Feature Luxury Gifts, Services, and Charity Fundraising on June 26, 2012 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills Los Angeles, CA – June 19, 2012 – On Tuesday, June 26, Pauley Perrette from NCIS and Seth Maxwell the CEO of The Thirst Project will welcome guests to the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills for the Third Annual Thirst Gala.  Each year, The Thirst Project hosts a star-studded Gala to benefit the cause and raise awareness about the world water crisis. Expected celebrity guests at this year’s Thirst Gala include host and advocate Pauley Perrette, Chyler Leigh, Tyler Posey, Tyler Hoechlin, Crystal Reed, Drake Bell, Charisma Carpenter, Holland Roden, Dylan O’Brien, JR Bourne, Dot Jones, Josh Sussman, Michael Welch, Christian Serratos, Sean Farris, Lance Bass, Kristen Vangsness, Jason Ritter, … [Continue reading]

AmberTortoise Jewelry at the 3rd Annual Thirst Gala in LA on June 26th, 2012

We are proud to be supporting the Thirst Project at the 3rd Annual Thirst Gala in LA on June 26th, 2012. We will be gifting celebrities and media with our unique and signature barefoot sandals, The Original Barefoot Sandal Foot Jewelry™.  Elegant, sexy, and exotic, our barefoot sandals are our best-selling jewelry item and the personal favorite of owner and jewelry designer, Crista Grasso.  She hopes that recipients will enjoy the barefoot sandals they receive in the Celebrity Gift Lounge and she is so happy to contribute to such a  wonderful charity that is making a difference and savings lives across the world. About The Original Barefoot Sandal Foot Jewelry™ by AmberTortoise: Inspired by ancient Egyptian jewelry, Crista made her first barefoot sandal in 2003.  Her line has expanded to include 3 distinct styles and are a favorite for brides planning a destination wedding or honeymoon.  Unlike other barefoot sandals, The Original Barefoot … [Continue reading]

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