April 22nd is Earth Day! Take a minute to enjoy these beautiful mementos from nature and celebrate the day to give thanks to the earth! Wouldn’t you agree that flowers help to brighten up any room?
Day 3 of our Take the Daze Out of the Holidays – Ms. Henley’s Guide To A Stress Free Holiday Season focuses on shopping. With the benefit of technology, making lists and having the ability to shop online just got easier. We love Pinterest, so it’s not surprising we would incorporate a wish board into our Top-10 list.
Make your shopping efforts easier this holiday season by creating a private Pinterest Board for your family. Task everyone with pinning their wish list to your board so that you have all of their wants, needs and desires in one easy location. Be sure to download the Pinterest App so you have the information at your fingertips. You can also go directly from the Pins to the website so you can order online.
Follow our Pinterest board at to check out our favorite things!
Tackle your shopping by being organized before you set foot in the mall. Create a gift-giving spreadsheet with the names of everyone you need to buy for and their current sizes. Keep a list as you buy that not only tracks who gets what, but also how much is being spent, what needs to be mailed and/or ordered on-line.
Helpful hint: Keep an envelope in your purse that keeps all of your receipts in one spot. Immediately, on the receipt, write the name of whom the gift is being given so that you have an easy record if a return is needed.
Take the stress off of holiday meal planning by turning them into potlucks. Guests always ask, “what can we bring?” Now is the time to take them up on the offer. Also, create a meal-planning list so you have all of your recipes and shopping lists in one central location.
If you are the guest asking, “what can we bring?” you can decide on one-appetizer or one side dish that you are going to take to all holiday parties. Don’t stress over trying to get creative for every party. Buy ingredients in bulk so you have enough to make several dishes.
How is your holiday planning coming along? Let us know!
We are pleased to count the unbelievably talented, Concetta Antico, as one of our clients. As an artist, Concetta has been known for her use of intense color and values. For years, most just thought her use of color was her “style” but come to find out, there is actually a scientific reason. Concetta was recently diagnosed with Tetrachromacy. Tetrachromacy is the condition of possessing four independent channels for conveying color information, or possessing four different types of cone cells in the eye.
Human beings with tetrachromacy are called tetrachromats, hence why Concetta is considered to be a Tetrachromat Artist. Most people have three cones on their eye, a color blind person would have two. To have four is incredibly rare, in fact only 2-3% of the world female population is thought to be tetrachromatic. Concetta is currently in a study with Dr. Jay Nietz, University of Washington, the leading scientific researcher worldwide on color vision.
“Prof. Jay Neitz has tested Concetta, and identified her as possessing the remarkable collection of genes that provide the building blocks for tetrachromacy — the same configuration thought to impart a “richer” or “heightened” sense of color experience. Since learning she possesses these genes, Concetta has been consulting experts and actively pursuing scientific demonstrations of the precise ways her color perception differs from that of a normal color vision observer. She has successfully identified and recently begun working with several local scientists who are experts in the area of color perception. This collaboration has kept her busy volunteering for a series of color perception investigations that will determine exactly how her color perception varies from that of other healthy normal color percievers. The rigorous scientific demonstration of Concetta’s perceptual capabilities will demonstrate unequivocally, using the most objective methods known to science, how and in what ways Concetta’s color perception differentiates her from all other painters who possess the normal form of full color vision trichromacy. The fruits of these collaborative labors should be ripe for the pick in the near future.” – Dr. Kimberly Jameson, University of California, Irvine.
Coupled with the latest offering will be the release of important imperative scientific results which will unequivocally show her unique super color vision by the close of 2014. Do not miss the opportunity to marvel and purchase one of her latest magnificent tetrachromatic oil paintings. The value and demand of which is steadily increasing since her amazing discovery less than a year ago…
Join us on Saturday, November 16th for Concetta’s most recent show, Divine Intervention. For more information, visit www.anticofineart.com/events
Last week we earned a HUGE honor….the kind folks at The San Diego Ad Club named us the Industry Affiliate of the Year at their Brand Diego Excellence Awards. Lucky us!!!
We have been recognized for our ongoing commitment to the San Diego business community and in support of the advertising and marketing industry in our region. For more information about the awards, visit the Brand Diego website: https://www.sandiegoadclub.com/brand-diegos. Congrats to all of the other nominees – what an awesome group of San Diego professionals!
Thank you SAN DIEGO AD CLUB! You have made more than just our day, week or month! You have reminded us how much we LOVE what we do every day! Our beautiful award has found a happy home at the Henley Headquarters!
I just had the great fortune of working in Brazil for nearly 4 weeks on a project for the FIFA Confederation Cup, which allowed me to travel to Fortaleza (northeast corner of Brazil) and to Rio. This was my first trip to Brazil and it was a privilege to work and play in one of the world’s emerging markets. Brazil is everything you would expect…beautiful beaches, perfect sunsets, warm and friendly people and a colorful spirit from music to artwork. My team and I were welcomed with open arms by the people we worked with and those we had the pleasure of hosting. As a lifelong soccer fan, finding both Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach covered with soccer nets was a joy. Sport is a national past time in Brazil and when in doubt, the natives can be found on the beach, wearing as little as possible, playing either footie or beach volleyball.
I was not prepared for the significant discrepancies of wealth that haunts the country. You need not travel very far before baring witness to million dollars homes shadowed by the favelas that crawl up the hills. One of the most significant parts of my trip was a tour of the favelas in Rio. I wanted to truly understand the social significance of the favelas and these infamous neighborhoods that pepper every direction you turn. On average, those living in favelas earn no more than $200 per month and everything that can be used to build a house is secured; from banners to garage doors being used as walls. Social services are incredibly limited in favelas; which was a major spark of the recent protests. The government has chosen to build stadiums instead of providing basic social needs to residents. Yet, when you walk through the favelas, there is still very much a Brazilian spirit present. These neighborhoods may house the poorest of the poor financially, but they resonate with the richness and vibrancy that makes Brazil a very unique place.
Like every visitor to Rio, I enjoyed a visit to both Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer. The view of Rio from both locations is breathtaking. Standing at the foot of the Christ with my arms spread wide (because that’s of course how you have to have your picture taken!) offered one of those unique moments when you realize that you are seeing one of the great man-made wonders in the world – not through the vessel of a book or tv, but instead with your own eyes. In a word, awesome!
Brazil being the soccer-loving country it is, the atmosphere in the stadiums for the matches was electric. One highlight had to be at the final match of the Confederation Cup, which was the game between Brazil and Spain. When the Brazilian national anthem began being played, the entire stadium – all 70,000 yellow shirt wearing fans – began to sing. The patriotism and enthusiasm for both country and sport was electric.
I look forward to returning next summer for World Cup so I best start learning more Portuguese!
We are always inspired by a good quote. What inspires you?
“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”
Spring has sprung and what better time to start planning your breaks. You’ve earned it. So, go have a bit of fun, let your hair down, and get a little wild. The question is where to venture to this year? Well, Forbes has us all covered with their 2013 Travel Guide Star Awards (https://www.startle.com/forbes-travel-guide-star-award-winners/2013-star-award-winners), and this year they gave out more awards than ever before! The list gives you top hotels, spas, and for the foodies the top restaurants. The hardest decision will be what destination first. I say go with Hong Kong the city with the most 5 star hotels and work your way around the world. With such a large list there are plenty of destinations and you don’t have to stop at just Spring Break. Take a break every season this year.
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Every venue is not built the same; nor should they be lumped into one big category when you are trying to select the perfect venue for your event. Thanks CUR8EUR for asking us for our opinion on how to select the best venue! We are delighted to share our two cents…