Recently, our Champagne Sister @Champagnememori hosted a contest asking folks for their favorite Champagne memory. The winner received a special hand crafted piece of Wearing Memories
jewelry. The repsonses were varied, sweet, heartbreaking and happy,
all at once. People have so many reasons for popping a cork! Here are
some of the responses to share with our viewers. Please feel free to add *your* fave Champagne memory in the comments below :) *CLINK!* here to see some of the incredible pieces!
I was young I would always see my grand-father at the far end of his
huge table, lighting up a cigare and popping a bottle of Champagne that
would put stars into his eyes. I used to think those bottles were
magnificent and magical because they used to lit up the eyes of my
grand-father. Big white flowers were drawn on those green bottles. I
admired them for hours. Then my grand-father felt sick and I never saw
those bottles again, nor the stars into his eyes. One morning, the phone
rang, it was to tell me my grand-father had died over night. When I got
to his house, the first thing I saw on his table was a flute and a
bottle of Perrier-Jouet. All my childhood memories came back all of a
sudden. This Champagne is and will forever be linked to my grand-father.
So when my best friend got her Wearing Memories piece a few days ago, I
was at her place, and inside was a cap of Perrier-Jouet, I started
crying right away, all those memories brought back to the surface
overwhelming me with both joy and sadness.
boyfriend invited me in Milano for the millennium (I'm French, he's
Australian) we were living in France. He bought a very good expensive
bottle of Champagne for this special night, December 31st, 1999 ... And
then at midnight
during the fireworks he asked me to marry him ... I said yes and since
then we are happy hubby & wife with 2 awesome kids, Meg 13 & Tom
10. This night in Milano is and will always be my most beautiful
I was 18, all my sister wanted for her engagement gift was a bottle of
Bollinger! I worked extra shifts and saved up the $150 to buy her a
bottle. I still remember the excitement when the cork popped and the joy
of tasting that hard earned Champagne together. It was our very first
sip of Champagne. She still has the cork and the bottle 13 years later
and this ring would be perfect for that cork!
can I choose - I drank Champagne the day I got engaged, the day I got
married, the day my children were born, the day I found out I had beaten
cancer, the day we buried my sister, and my father and my grandmother,
the day my daughter graduated.Every time I drink Champagne is a
husband getting his PhD in Mining Engineering with a bottle of Champagne
given to my uncle 30 years before when he got is mine managers
certificate. The Moet we open afterwards tasted much better but the
moment filled with history has been a precious family memory forever!
to the top of the beautiful Mt Warning in Northern NSW in the dark
early hours of the morning with flashlights to see the first light of
the New Year shining over the Eastern coast of Australia and suprisingly
celebrating and (gasp!) sharing in plastic cups our bottle of champs
from our backpack with other Happy Hikers who had arrived up the top of
the mountain before us!!
partner and I were in Paris. We bought a bottle of Cristal to see what
all the fuss was about. Oh my god, it was the most delightful and
sublime experience as the unbelivably light bubbles danced in my mouth. I
knew then, exactly what all the fuss was about!
Here is Hab with his award winning piece, titled: "OCEAN TRENCH". This Painting was awarded "First Place" at the COAL Art Gallery in Carlsbad, CA.
A few words by this prolific painter:
Thank you for coming along on my art journey!
I served nine years with the United States Marine Corps and thirty-five years with the Aerospace and Defense Industry. During this period of time I was fortunate enough to travel extensively throughout the Far East, Middle East and Europe. I actually lived in Japan for several years. After retiring from the Aerospace and Defense Industries I started my own consulting firm and finally retired in my late sixties. I began painting after I retired in 2009. So here I am, doing something that I have always wanted to do. Painting and creating art is one of the most rewarding endeavors that I have ever taken on. I use acrylics media exclusively, mainly because I like to paint on clay pavers and crushed marble tiles that can withstand outside conditions. I enjoy using a variety of colors in my paintings as you will see in the gallery. I hope you will enjoy my painting as much as I did while creating them!
I am a member of the Carlsbad Oceanside Art League (COAL) and anywhere from one to three of my painting are on display. View my work anytime --1-3 paintings on display at the COAL Art Gallery, 300 Carlsbad Village Dr., Ste 101. You can also make an appointment to visit my studio! Just leave a comment and I will get back to you!
From the decline of Facebook use among teens to Twitter's IPO,
if there is one thing we know for sure about social media, it's that
few trends hold on for long — so marketers need to stay on their toes. With that in mind, we asked nine successful entrepreneurs how they
are planning on altering their social media marketing strategies in the
next six months, based on their predictions for the new year. Here's
what they had to say.
1. Graphic software will rise.
Posts on Facebook with photos get 53% more likes, 104% more comments
and 84% more click-throughs than text-based posts, according to
Kissmetrics. With the rise of Pinterest and Tumblr, it's going to become
increasingly important to produce content in visual form, whether it is
infographics, images with text overlay or pretty quote graphics. We'll
be using more graphic software to turn our written content into visual
content to make it more shareable on social media.
~Laura Pepper Wu, 30 Day Books
2. Social won't be use for sales.
People love to buy, but they hate to be sold. Companies currently
celebrating the most success in social media focus on engagement,
nurturing relationships and sharing value through their social outreach.
Customers and prospects will seek out companies offering value,
entertainment, discounts, help and engagement.
~Charles Gaudet, Predictable Profits
3. Automation will explode.
A lot currently rides on the shoulders of social media marketers. They
have to be on top of brand voice, any current company promotions or
marketing campaigns, the tools they measure social media with, the
various communities on the platforms, etc. It's a lot, and it's more
varied than most people are capable of doing well. In 2014, we'll see a
lot of automation of the tactics (think timing, platform, structure,
etc.), so social media marketers can focus on the content and the
genuine social interaction. Autonomics is being adopted now and will
only explode as more technologies come online in 2014.
~Brennan White, Watchtower
4. LinkedIn will become the most important publisher.
Imagine a publication with more than 100 million captive readers and
writers, such as Bill Gates and Richard Branson, all natively hooked
into and targeted to a social network. LinkedIn will become a premium
destination for industry news, and you need to take part in that
ecosystem early and often. Publish original content, network among peers
in groups and raise your profile now.
~Trevor Sumner, Local Vox
5. Content will be bigger and better.
Simple messages and simple questions aren't enough anymore. To achieve a
deeper connection with your customers, a company needs to engage on a
deeper and more intelligent level. Short videos, infographics, quality
imagery and polls are all ways to engage deeper. Companies need to look
at the content they put out and ask themselves, "Is this shareable?" An
example of a huge company that's doing this really well right now is
Wal-Mart. Its content is smart and engaging, and the fan engagement is
very high by comparison to its competitors. Also, companies need to
focus on the fans they have and not the fans they want. If your message
is always trying to reach out, you'll bore the fans that have chosen to
connect with you.
~Andrew Howlett, Rain
6. Social will need to stand out.
Social media has really started to mature. Therefore, it will be a lot
harder to stand out. To win big in social media, you'll have to think
outside the box and find ways to get your content to stand out in all
~Wade Foster, Zapier
7. Social media campaigns will have to be paid.
I assume that the most effective social media campaigns in 2014 will be
paid. The key is learning how to use Facebook and Twitter's paid tools
now so that you'll have an edge on the competition. For instance, are
you using Facebook's advanced audience tool? It allows you to upload
your email database and send specific response messages directly to your
focused audience. Imagine being able to segment both email marketing
and Facebook ads to your target audience. Facebook already offers these
types of advanced tools, and they will become more mainstream in 2014.
Similarly, Twitter is now public and has been making an aggressive push
into paid advertising. If you are a brand and want to succeed on Twitter
in 2014, get ready to pay for it.
~Kristopher Jones, ReferLocal.com
8. Interactive content will trump static content.
Creating static content is too easy. In 2014, the bar will be raised on
the type of content people choose to engage with. Expect to see content
become more interactive (think software-like). The year 2013 was the
year of "Top 10" lists. To get users to engage to the same degree in
2014 and subsequent years, publishers will need to make it increasingly
engaging, and one effective way to do that is to make your content
~Chuck Cohn, Varsity Tutors
9. Google+ will merge into the social scene.
As Google continues to merge its products, it’s becoming more and more
important in the social media landscape. There are so many benefits to
using Google+. It creates a strong community that allows you to use your
brand and identify consumers who share an interest in your products. It
also allows your brand to become more social with like-minded
consumers. They provide like-minded consumers a platform to connect with
one another. This builds a strong community, which is a great way to
get feedback on new and old products from real-time consumers.
There are SO many advantages to availing yourself/your business/your brand of social media! However, you simply *must* know what you are doing & observe the proper etiquette in each medium. This infographic by The Steel Method outlines valuable do’s and don’ts of social media for business.
Loghman Jewelers is locally owned and operated, and has been providing
custom jewelry for Del Mar & surrounding area for nearly 25 years! (*BIG* anniversary coming up!)
You may find a perfect piece waiting for you when you arrive, or you may need a bespoke custom ring, earring, necklace, brooch, pendant or watch created just for you. This can be done and your satisfaction
is their primary concern.
Meet Sean Loghman. (Above left, with Erik of Erik Skoldberg Art Gallery). Sean has been in the Del Mar Plaza longer than any other business, and is proud to be a family owned and operated business. His selection is unparalleled, but his prices remain reasonable. You simply MUST stop by, meet him and view these incredible jewels for yourself...we *know* you'll find what you are looking for, or else Sean will create it for you!
Vast selection of jewels as well as custom pieces!
Visit: Del Mar Plaza, 1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 324
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to *CLINK, Chat & Catch Up!* with singer & songwriter Margo Rey!
Let's tell you a bit about this amazingly talented woman:
Margo Rey laid her
professional foundation with over a decade of training under
the exclusive tutelage of classical voice professor Dr. Luther Stripling. At
16, Rey fronted an all female rock band Debutante (The Debs,) and also sang in a 3 piece power pop band
called the Ritual before beginning a career in jazz, & becoming the band
leader for the Latin/Jazz R&B Sextet Miss Margo and the Lost Souls.
Actor Edward James Olmos recommended her
for a principal role in the bound for Broadway musical Selena Forever, which
led to a number of theatre credits including Saturday Night Fever, Latin Heat,
Like Jazz, Senor Discretion Himself, Zorro and CantaLunga. During this time
period she began crafting and touring her own original music that she calls
In the midst of battling breast cancer, Margo
hasn’t stopped pursuing her music. She's received much recognition as the National Ambassador for Brides Against Breast Cancer, an organzation that as both a breast cancer survivor & a new bride herself, she is fiercely dedicated to.
Brides Against Breast Cancer contributes to programs for cancer patients
and their families. Their outreach and educational efforts during the
"Nationwide Tour of Gowns" bridal shows around the country help ensure
that people impacted by cancer have the resources and information they
need in their battle with cancer.
In her latest album Habit, Margo put together a variety of organic
sounds with every bit of emotion put into each song. The Indie Music Digest
says, “Her musical/vocal style is cut from the cloth of Celine Dion, Bonnie
Raitt and Shania Twain.”
Listeners closest to it claim that Habit is its own brand of sonic
luxury and Rey emerges as a force of nature — in heels no less.
Chat & Catch Up!* airs every Wednesday and features an interview
with an inspirational person who is following their passion and dreams,
and the story behind how they did it! *cork popping* Our goal here at
the Bubbly Talk Radio Network is to give the people that listen to us a
platform to spread the word on their passions, because after all, that
is what we're all about! Want to nominate YOUR Champagne Sister or
Champagne Mister for an interview? *CLINK!* here & tell us about 'em!