Aphrodite INK on Chinese zodiac predictions for 2015
Personally I feel like this 2015 year will be a great one. I have many high hopes and things planned for the months to come. But what does our zodiac have to say about it. Read yours here.
“February 19, 2015 will mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year, when Chinese, Vietnamese, Tibetan, Mongolian and Korean people around the world celebrate the New Year. The zodiac sign of the Sheep will reign in the coming year, so let’s take a look at Chinese zodiac predictions for 2015.”
Aphrodite INK on Carnival in Brazil
Mangueira samba school’s drum queen Evelyn Bastos participates in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome.
Highlights from the Sambadromes in Rio and Sao Paulo.
Aphrodite INK and Etsy Time
The inbox notification chime that I hear when I get a response back from a listing on Etsy, I gleefully refer to as my Etsy Time. It’s better than a text message and more exciting than a phone call. That chime is the sound of a shop owner responding back to an inquiry I made on one of their listing. Seeing that I throw event and attend events throughout the year and several times throughout the year, I find all of my handmade and hand crafted and customizable listings on Etsy. If I want to shop for a custom costume or customizable promotional item, or a one of a kind memorabilia product, or if I want an antique inspired wedding favor or decoration, Etsy is the first place I come to. Anything you can think of you are sure to find it as a specialty from somebody on Etsy. The creative hands and minds from these shop owners start from a passion and a gift that they possess and make it into a successful business. I know I’ve contributed to the success of many shop owners on Etsy by the extensive custom-made items I own. From custom pirate hats, to custom masks and all the way down to full custom gowns and faerie wings that I own thanks to Etsy, I have always and will forever start on Etsy for my creative and customizable needs. Here’s one shop owners attest and success from Etsy.
Meet Etsy’s richest seller
ThreeBirdNest.com Founder Alicia Shaffer on the company and its success selling products on Etsy.
Aphrodite INK on Mardi Gras 2015
Having enjoyed and experienced Mardi Gras 2013 personally, I hope everyone took some part of Mardi Gras this year. It’s an experience everyone at some time should be able to take apart of one day. Whether it was an event, a party bus to New Orleans, or your office celebrated or will celebrate this holiday, please enjoy
Enjoy some pictures from this years Mardi Gras
Aphrodite INK on Themes not so thematic
I’ve learned through personal experience from putting on my own events that themes don’t always come across in actuality from what you’ve planned.
I attended a themed event over this past weekend that didn’t exactly come across as the intended theme. Although the crowd was very engaging, the drinks were on point, and the venue itself was artsy and spirited as advertised from Studio No.7’s site, the theme of the night was visually unapparent. Friday night’s theme was “Carnival, The Masquerade” where they would be celebrating their own take on the Carnival of Brazil, however once my friends and I arrived fifteen minutes until 11pm there were no masks, no Brazilian type atmosphere, and though the music was fun, there was no essence of Carnival. Their food and drink menu advertised that food would be served until 11 so as soon as we walked in we went to the bar to order food and their kitchen was already closed. We figured as much but were a little upset that they didn’t adhere to their own times. Also being that it was a bar and lounge there were more people than there were available seating so we piled together up on one couch. We didn’t stay long since the drinks were strong and we weren’t able to eat so we left only after thirty minutes. Another thing that was misleading for this night, was that they didn’t previse of the parking arrangements, as it was $10 to park across the street and also they advised to RSVP for the event beforehand so upon looking online to do so I found an Eventbrite listing for $10 to attend the event. Earlier in the day I was on Eventbrite to purchase my tickets and soon found out that ticket purchases had ended. Once I called the venue to confirm having to purchase tickets, someone advised that it was open to the public and that tickets did not need to be purchased. I found it very upsetting if I had bought tickets for this event and it turned out to be for nothing, so I was pleased that I didn’t buy them prior to the event. Altogether it was a good experience and a great opportunity to see a venue with potential so I would definitely find myself hosting or attending another event there. However as far as food goes, my group and I ended up walking down the street to a restaurant called STATS that was open late and had great food served until 1am. We ended the night there and quite enjoyed ourselves.
Aphrodite INK on the 10 things LinkedIn won’t tell you
How do you view LinkedIn? For social or business purposes? I’ve been advised before to post my events on LinkedIn but I never thought to do it on this site as I never imagined it to be a social networking connection, just a platform for business. I guess there are multiple things we don’t quite understand yet about LinkedIn.
Aphrodite INK on A cheat sheet for planning excellent events
Don’t forget the little things, double-check your lists, and always plan ahead for any and all possible setbacks. These tips can help make or break the success of an event.
Aphrodite INK on 42 Tips For Producing A Memorable Small Business Event
I found this article increasingly helpful on the event planning side, seeing that I’ve already run into a number of these topics already.