Friday, November 30, 2012

Stylish Stocking Stuffers 2012 - Skin Care

Tis' the season for gift giving so I'm feeling extra generous! In fact, I thought about some of StyleMayvin's favorite things and how much I love them but wouldn't it be a shame if I didn't share them with my readers this season?
Introducing the "2012 Stylish Stocking Stuffers" giveaway series!




Be sure you're coming back to the SM site daily for the next few weeks because there are quite a few awesome prizes you may be able to claim for yourself!
The first StyleMayvin favorite on the giveaway list is REN Skin Care!




Especially with the cold weather settling in, now is a good time to get in the habit of moisturizing and cleansing your skin. And since chilling temperatures can be so hash on your skin, I know you could use the REN Six of the Best gift pack.




And of course...it fits awesomely in your Christmas stocking! Or, maybe it could be one of the many Hanukkah gifts you give to someone else.
No matter which holidays you celebrate, there's sure to be something in this series you will love so lets get this party started with REN!
So...how do you win REN? It's simple! Starting on Saturday 12/1 from 12am to Sunday 12/2 at 12am just:
Follow @stylemayvin on twitter and tweet me: "@StyleMayvin All I want for Christmas is #REN! #StylishStockingStuffers" OR go to Facebook and "Like" the StyleMayvin FAN PAGE and post the comment: "All I want for Christmas is #REN! #StylishStockingStuffers"
AND...To double your chances to win, you may enter on Facebook and Twitter! So get ready...get set...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ford Taurus SHO - AutomotiveSTYLE

The different between the Ford Taurus and the Ford Taurus SHO is sheer sexiness!




I mean no disrespect to the Taurus (non SHO) but I must say that I had the opportunity to review them both and if speed and power is something you're searching for...this car has it!




Sexy even when gritty...




The SHO elevated my level of StyleMayvin-ness so much that I felt a mini photo shoot with 7images was in order. Check out a few of my favorite shots of me and my super stylish co-conspirator.






















Now...doesn't that make you want one...or both. Lol. There's only one photography subject up for grabs though!
It's not just the exterior of the SHO, the interior is just as awesome!












And where does all that power come from? Right here!




Find out more about the Ford Taurus SHO Here!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday 2012

For everyone who hates standing in those Black Friday Lines, Cyber Monday was created especially for you! Do you shopping on line as much as I do? Well, take a look at some of the fabulous deals I've found!

No one is more chic than Barbie...


Yves Saint Laurent Clutch! What fashionable woman would love this?


Marc Jacobs Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag


Julep! 40% Off! That's all I need to say...


PLUS...Today only, get a FREE iPhone 4/4S case when you spend over $20. Choose from three Julep polish-inspired colors at checkout.

30% OFF all things Vince Camuto!!! Can you say "Excited?!?"


Tasha Bib Necklace and Nordstrom


What are you buying today?

Friday, November 23, 2012

The List

Black Friday is upon us!!! What's on your list of must have items this year?

Here's a few I love!


Tory Burch


Louis Vuitton


Michael Kors Fur Vest


Christian Louboutin


Style Stalker

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

AMA's 2012 Red Carpet

I can't say that I was particularly moved by the AMA's red carpets this year but as the StyleMayvin, I couldn't let this moment to share awards show style pass.
Now, I'm sure you all noticed the trends... Lace, sparkly sequins and lots of legs! Those just happen to be three things I absolutely love, ironically! So, here are the looks I liked. Who do you think deserves the "best dressed" title?

Kelly Rowland

Taylor Swift

Stacy Keibler

Zendaya

Jenny McCarthy

Or just for kicks and giggles...Nicki Minaj. ;)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Its All About The Culture

Its all about the culture...ArgyleCulture that is!


The StyleMayvin team recently had an opportunity to sit down with mogul Russell Simmons to chat about the recent relaunch of ArgyleCulture.  Partnering with designer, Joseph Abboud on this venture, we know it will be a huge success!

Here's how Mr. Simmons explains it...


Special thanks to SM team member Kristin Cosby and producer Fred Forte Jr. for making this happen.

2013 Toyota Avalon - AutomotiveSTYLE

Toyota sets it's sights on a younger market with the new 2013 Avalon and the StyleMayvin was there to give them my stamp of stylish approval!


There's nothing like getting the first look at a new car design. It gets my blood flowing to think about just how many style conscious features I can find.




 Over the years the Avalon has seen quite a few changes and upgrades as the "big brother" of the Camry but now it's targeted to appeal to a younger buyer. My mother in law, who's actually quite fashionable by the way, owns a 3rd generation Avalon and it fits her style perfectly. Although I'm sure she would love to own the 4th gen Avalon but now, so would I!
The biggest reason to purchase this car? The emphasis on styling both exterior and interior. Style...now that's speaking my language!
With new colors for 2013 like "Moulin Rouge", a deep, super sexy red and "Champagne Mica" (bring on the bubbly!) to "Nautical Blue" and "Attitude Black" which we New Yorkers know there's nothing chicer than black, the Avalon designers went all out to express bold, aggressive luxury.






Plus the newly designed body and front grill not only enhances the aerodynamic performance, it's also simply gorgeous! It gives the car a look that is appealing to both men and women.




The interior also has a number of stylish new features and colorways to choose from.  I love having options in clothing, shoes, accessories and in this case...cars!




I rarely spend any time in the back seat but when I do it's great to know that all of the comforts of the front seat has been given to the back like heated seats! And they're plush too!



The new ambient light, interior smoke chrome trim detail..


...and paddle shift control functions not only give this car a beautiful upgrade but also makes it crazy fun to drive...especially on all the scenic yet curvy streets in Napa Valley. Yontville to be exact.
How about a closer look? Enjoy...

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Small Slice of Heaven - TravelSTYLE

If the Bardessono hotel in Napa Valley, the beautiful town of Yontville to be exact, has a middle name, it's "Customer Service".




From beginning to end, this was undoubtedly one o the best home-away-from-home travel experiences I've ever had...EVER!

Upon arrival, the first thing I noticed was the friendly staff. No, they don't just point me in the direction of the elevator or pull out the "you are here" map at the Bardessono. No! My front desk representative physically walked me to my room through a breathtaking courtyard, explaining the property's amenities along the way.








This Leed Platinum Certified Hotel (one of only 3 in the United States), is dedicated to the environmental advantages of being "aggressively green" without sparing any of the luxurious amenities their guests cherish. From the underground geothermal system that heats and cools the guests rooms to the organic linens, which quite frankly may have provided the most stylishly comfortable sleeping experience I can recall.










(Above: Private patio)

Did I mention the added benefit of "environmental" TV channels and an in room gas fireplace? Waking up here each morning was like mini heaven!




My favorite amenity? The spa of course! My friends and I consider ourselves "spa snobs" but "Magic Hands Sara", as I've affectionately named my massage therapist for the day, did not disappoint. More than that...the staff created an experience that I will not soon forget and will forever recommend to others. Here's the setup for my arrival...see for yourself.



In room massage

Pre drawn bath ready post massage

Organic bath salts

Naturally flavored water and champagne

Can you say "spoiled"?!?

Even the complimentary robe and slippers were so inviting, I almost didn't want to leave the room!

The attention to detail in customer service at the Bardessono is unparalleled. Right down to to inspiring messages left on my bedside table each day...


And the Bardessono definitely created a memorable experience for me! This property is definitely StyleMayvin approved!

Usually I would say..."If you're ever in the quaint little town of Yontville, go by the Bardessono." but that leaves too much to chance. THIS is a purposed destination! So instead I say, make plans today to experience one of the most relaxing places on earth, the Bardessono. And be sure to tell Jim Treadway, the General Manager that T.Strong sent ya!












Until next time...