Friday, December 18, 2009

R/West Snuggies...that's right, we went there...

So in keeping with the R/West tradition of being completely random and sometimes downright tacky, we have created some gems to give as gifts this year...

Yes, we did put the R/West logo on SNUGGIES, and yes we "proudly" sent them to only the clients we believe would truly appreciate our love for "fashionable" things!

And here we are, enjoying a rainy Friday afternoon in our oh-so-warm and snuggly Snuggies...

One Nation Under Griz.

I live and work in a city full of Ducks and Beavers. Silly water fowl plague my life. Recently, I decided to unleash the fury upon my co-workers that is Griz Nation.

I am a Griz (ok, University of Montana - Missoula) alumni. I’m sure you’ve heard of us. We are the PBR swigging ruffians from Big Sky Country who hit hard and don't take any prisoners.

Our state has more cows in it than people. But the people that are there are amazing and we have a pretty dang good football team.

To prove my point, we are playing in the National Championship (AA mind you) tonight at 5pm on ESPN the deuce. Check us out, you might like it.

And as always- GO GRIZ.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sorel's Great Fashion Event!

If you're in Portland, and didn't go to the Sorel Apres Ski Trunk Show last night, you missed out! Here's a pic of JulieAnna, Anna (from Sorel/Columbia corporate) and I showing off our fancy Sorel boots!

The event was great, and featured cute models in hot boots! Along with free treats (the chocolate truffles were a little piece of Heaven!) and free drinks (featuring the Joan of Arctic - hot cocoa, butterscotch and peppermint schnapps and Bailey's - amazing!) There was also a DJ, shoe displays and free Portland Monthly magazines.

There was a giveaway for two $25 Columbia Sportswear gift cards, along with the grand prize - a $500 shopping spree, the catch was you had to be present to win. So there's a sad story behind this giveaway, the drawing was at 7 p.m. and many people who showed up early started taking off a little before 7, a few people from our PR department included. When the name was drawn for the $500 shopping spree, Ali's boyfriend Jeremy was the special winner, except that he had left about 15 minutes before the drawing!! I called poor Ali to let her know that her boyfriend would not be buying her $500 worth of Sorel/Columbia stuff, and you should have heard her! I'm surprised that Jeremy is still with us today...haha.

Well, after that sad little event, we continued with our munching, boot shopping and beverage sipping. The boots this season are so cute!! Here are a few of our faves, the rest are at

If you're in the Seattle area, you should know that you have an opportunity to win yourself a $500 shopping spree tonight (just make sure you don't leave early!) Here are the details:

·         Where: Columbia Seattle Store, 290 Pine Street, Seattle, WA
·         When: Thurs., Dec. 3, 5:30-7:30pm
·         Cost: The event is free and open to the public. Drinks and treats will also be free and unlimited.
·         Why: Glam up your footwear wardrobe, mingle, shop and sip the signature drink, the Joan of Arctic (hot cocoa and butterscotch schnapps). Enter to win a $500 Columbia shopping spree and other prizes – drawing at 7pm.
·         RSVP:

Happy boot shopping!! And remember, you can follow Sorel on Twitter at @sorelfoowear or on Facebook. Just a little heads up, I've heard word that there might be a boot giveaway on Twitter soon, so make sure you're following!!