Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Selling in Hot-lanta!

It's that time of year again... where the retailing worlds collide with the vendors of the world in one lovely humid town filled with thunderstorms. Yes, I'm talking about Atlanta or better known to all of us as Hot-lanta! In the months of Summer it definitely lives up to its name. July is known as 'MARKET'. This is where I come alive. I love seeing all these cool people with their wonderful shops come in and talk shop. I love being able to provide them with that item that will be a smash hit for their store through out holiday season and beyond. It's great when they can get excited over our products after having looked at over 100+ other companies and products. Between June and August we have our largest gift shows and people come from all over the US and Canada to shop here. It's row after row and floor after floor of all the hottest accessories from floral - toys that cater to museums, boutiques, high-end apparel stores and car washes. Yes, the latter seems odd, but it's true. There are a lot of hip car washes that now have an accessories area. As well as contemporary home stores that love creating a special area that their customers can take something home while waiting on their customized furniture. Table top is great for that. So this week, our showroom, Just Got 2 Have It will be wining and dining all the fabulous buyers that will step in and shop with us. I'm excited to share all that is great about our stainless steel accessories. Stewart/Stand is on fire! Come on by and see us if you're in the area. Have a great week. Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

HONEY MILK = happiness

This is what arrived for me about a month ago. I didn't realize what a tasty treat this would end up being. I was skeptical at first. Honey Milk? Sure, I used to love steamed milk with a drizzle of honey when I couldn't sleep as a kid. But, as a protein drink? So, I popped open the first one; honey flavored of course and to my surprise it was delicious. Really delicious. So, I started one by one enjoying each flavor. Coffee was a nice surprise one morning when I was running late for the gym. Like a two for one. They are great for meal replacements and as a recovery drink. If you are lactose intolerant Athletes Honey Milk™ shouldn't be an issue, though I am more sensitive than most; I have to be honest and say that drinking this did give me some intestinal issues. One bottle of Coffee Light is 150 calories, 3.5g Fat, 11g carbs/sugars and 20g of protein. I definitely suggest this product for anyone looking for a solid drink that will help them take in additional protein with only about 150 calories. Go for the light if you are looking to decrease fat, as it still has a solid protein count and will help you in recovery while helping your reach your target goals. Enjoy and drink up! Happy Summer and thanks for reading.