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Small-Batch Booze is Booming…

Small-Batch Booze is Booming…

Did someone say it’s cocktail hour? Yep, it’s pretty much undeniable — artisanal spirits are having a moment. American-made small-batch and craft-distilled liquors have taken off in the last few years and, we gotta say, it’s made happy hour way happier. There are now hundreds of small distilleries who bottle [...]

First City Festival Set to Rock!

First City Festival Set to Rock!

Music festival fans — listen up! We’re super excited to spread the word about the first-ever (pun intended?) First City Festival taking place Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th in Monterey, CA. They’ve got a killer line-up of indie rockers who are ready to take northern California by storm, including [...]

It’s in the Bag…

It’s in the Bag…

In need of a new carry-all that will stand the test of time? We’re loving the Clark + Madison luxury line of gorgeous, handcrafted, American-made bags (and wallets, travel kits, and passport cases among other covetable items). Did someone say high quality? The various linings are as beautiful as the leather [...]

Biz Advice: Say Cheese!

Biz Advice: Say Cheese!

For years I’ve been giving people business advice as well as conducting branding and public relations workshops. What’s one of the most important things I tell people? “Get professional, great photos of yourself!” When an editor emails you for a photo of yourself, you should be able to email them [...]

Stuck on Tattly…

Stuck on Tattly…

When Tina Roth Eisenberg (AKA the fabulous Swiss Miss) was sick of the tacky tattoos her kids kept sticking on their arms at parties, she decided to create her own line of kick-ass temporary tattoos for, you guessed it, design lovers. Tattly’s are designed by a curated crew of designers [...]

Kickstart Our Unique Space!

Kickstart Our Unique Space!

Join us to collaborate and create! We’re so excited to announce that we’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for Unique USA’s latest venture — building the Unique Space. We hope you’ll support us and get involved in one of the most exciting and important things happening right now [...]

Portland Brand Heats Up

Portland Brand Heats Up

On our recent trip to Portland, we stopped by to talk to one favorite brands, Bridge & Burn, who now have their very own retail location. Name: Erik Prowell Age: 39 Location: Portland, OR What was life before Bridge and Burn? Much simpler and less fulfilling. You went from a comp sci track to becoming [...]

Seven Super Important Tips for Pitching Holiday Gift Guides

Seven Super Important Tips for Pitching Holiday Gift Guides

  Psst! Hey you on the beach in your tiny bikini. Did you know editors of national publications are pulling together their holiday gift guides this month? If you have a product that would benefit from running in these important roundups, read on for tips on how editors want to [...]