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I received a complimentary press trip to Generations Riviera Maya. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own. I just got back from Generations Riviera Maya in the Mexican Caribbean – the newest resort outpost by Karisma Hotels & Resorts nestled in the midst of the breathtaking Riviera Maya. Generations offers up a luxurious all-inclusive beachfront resort surrounded by palm trees, warm breezes, and picture-perfect ocean views. Just a quick drive down the coast from the Cancun airport, you get there in about 20 minutes.
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P&G Future Fabrics Event
Influence Central was invited to attend the P&G Future Fabrics Event and received some sample items. All opinions are our own. Recently, we were invited to attend the P&G Future Fabrics Event in Manhattan. Attendees learned a great deal about the science behind taking care of your fabrics, and how smarter fabric care can extend the life of your garments, as well as the positive feelings you have about them. According to P&G Research, women wear 20 percent of the clothes in their closet 80 percent of the time. I can definitely relate to this statistic – I certainly have several “go to” items that I find myself wearing over and over again, and other items that I can’t bare give away, but do not make it into my wardrobe rotation nearly as often as they probably should. P&G is committed to identifying why we love our clothes – and why others lose their appeal. By crafting their formulas to reduce some of the factors that make clothes less appealing, P&G wants to find a way for us to love all of the clothes in our closet!
The following featured posts are clients of Influence Central. The cold has settled in for a few chilly months here in Boston and our Influencers’ posts are keeping the Project Team filled with fabulous indoor inspiration and activities. To kick off the New Year we are featuring Andrea of HOMEMADE for ELLE, KC of The Real Thing with the Coake Family, and Shannon of cozy country living. "The little blue dynamos come off the bush tasting delicious!" 
Lands’ End Activewear
Influence Central received samples from the Activewear Collection to facilitate our review. All opinions are our own. This time of year, many of us are hitting the gym more than ever. I enjoy working out – it makes me feel healthy, stronger and it’s a big stress reliever after a hectic day. From spin classes to yoga to cardio machines, I try to vary my workouts to keep the fitness regimen fresh, and cut down on any potential gym fatigue. Much like the workouts themselves, I prefer to keep my gym attire fresh as well. I hate throwing on the same tank top or tee shirt, and since I try to go about four times a week, I certainly don’t want to run out of choices before I’ve had the chance to do my laundry.
Join us for the #Mortdecai Twitter Party tomorrow from 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST! We’ll be chatting with @LionsgateMovies about the upcoming release of Lionsgate’s next film on January 23rd, the action/comedy Mortdecai, starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, Jeff Goldblum, and Paul Bettany! Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2014 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST Moderator: @MomCentral Brand Participant: @LionsgateMovies Party Hashtag: #Mortdecai Prizes: 2 pre-party winners and 6 party winners will be randomly selected to receive a $50 gift card. Questions: Email Stacy Y. ( Follow along and join in the conversation by:
Storing Christmas Decorations Safely with Honey-Can-Do
Influence Central received product to facilitate our review. All opinions are our own. The holiday season is over, and this year we decided to embrace it by making our home look even more festive with a larger artificial tree, more ornaments, and other holiday knick knacks that I put up after Thanksgiving. Now the holiday is over, and the living room looks unfortunately a bit emptier and less festive. Can’t keep those decorations up too long! The problem I encountered as I was taking down the tree and trying to organize my ornaments was how could I safely store these items so that they are protected and organized for next year? Without an attic or basement, I wanted to find a solution that looked clean, organized, and would protect my holiday décor from dust and moisture. I discovered the holiday soft storage options from Honey-Can-Do, one of our favorite go-to sources for home organization! The collection is available in a festive red color that is perfect for keeping our holiday goods in great shape!
Sunbain Swimsuits: Luxurious Style and Fit for Beachside Getaways
Influence Central received samples from Sunbain in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own The winter chill has fully settled into the air this month. With the holiday and New Year’s celebrations behind us, I dream of escaping to warmer days, especially by the beach or pool. Whether you are fantasizing about a sunny vacation, actually embarking on one, or just waiting for the winter to melt into spring and then summer, the winter makes a great time to stock up on cute new swimsuits.
Join us for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council’s #LittleChanges Twitter Party tomorrow from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET! We’ll be chatting with the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council and celebrity actress and reality show host, Alison Sweeney about healthy New Year’s resolutions and how making little changes in your lifestyle can help you achieve your health goals. Date: Wednesday, January 7th 2015 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET Moderator: @MomCentral Brand Participants: @Blueberry411 Celebrity Spokesperson: @Ali_Sweeney Party Hashtag: #LittleChanges Prizes: 2 pre-party winners and 6 party winners will be randomly selected to receive a $50 Amazon Gift Code. (Winners are restricted to the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia.)
Thrive Market
Influence Central received a complimentary membership to Thrive Market to facilitate our review. All opinions are our own. When I have the choice to purchase natural, organic and wholesome ingredients, I always want to make the choice to do so over less healthier products. However, when shopping for these “better for you” alternatives, sometimes they can be pretty costly at small, local stores and even at larger chains. So I was excited to discover Thrive Market, an online shopping solution that offers natural products at wholesale prices. Thrive Market curates a wide selection of over 2,500 natural and organic items from 400 brands that are sold at 25-50% less than typical retail prices. The mission of Thrive Market is to make healthy living easy, affordable and accessible for families all over the country. Since the products are shipped, Thrive Market offers a wide variety of non-perishable goods – ranging from healthy snacks, cooking ingredients, natural home goods and bath, and beauty products.
Swaddling Simplified: Summer Infant SwaddleMe Blankets
Influence Central received Summer Infant SwaddleMe Blankets to facilitate our review. All opinions are our own. I pride myself on being a pretty good swaddler. When I had my first child, Ella, I didn’t use the “ready-made” swaddle blankets until she was about three months old. (Honestly, I forgot that I had received some as baby shower gifts!) For those first few months, I swaddled using large muslin blankets, which were perfect for the summer. When I recently tested the Summer Infant Muslin Swaddle Blankets to swaddle my newborn son, I was reminded of my experience with Ella. They are soft and come in nice patterns for both boys and girls (or unisex).
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