Maniac Clothing – Crazy Good

Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 9.05.00 PMRecently a friend from Dallas introduced me to an amazing new clothing line, Maniac.

The capsule collection includes the basics that any wardrobe needs, but they are particularly well cut and incredibly comfortable. I admired the line on my friend and was pulled in when I heard the mission of the company, but didn’t want to share about it until I had personally tried their pieces. I have….and I’m sold! I have the slouchy, long sleeved t-shirt in white and black and the wide sleeved shrug (workhorse piece) and these are pieces I could live in every day. Ideal travel pieces.

Now, that we’ve covered the main aspect of this company, let me tell you about it’s underlying purpose. Founder, Meredith Casey, learned that her brother was diagnosed with Bipolor Disorder a few years ago. As she began to research the illness and how it would affect their relationship, she realized that it was just one of many mental illnesses that we as a society don’t like to talk about. Why do we “look the other way”, she wondered, when mental illness affects millions of Americans and in many instances is a factor in abuse, homelessness and suicide? She felt she had to do something…and Maniac was born.

Meredith combines her passion for comfortable fashion with compassion for her brother and people like him. 100% of Maniac’s net profits (yes, 100%) are donated to Dallas’s Child and Family Guidance Center – an organization that has been providing counseling and treatment to those in need for more than 100 years.

So, try the line because you’ll love it. Suppor the line because you’ll be helping those in need.Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 9.06.36 PM Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 9.03.12 PM Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 8.58.57 PM Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 8.58.22 PMWe’re all a little crazy sometimes, right?!

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The Birthday Party Project

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I love a party…especially a birthday party. And, I REALLY love throwing a birthday party for my children or friends. So, I was immediately touched when I learned about The Birthday Party Project. The mission is simple: Bring JOY to homeless children through the magic of birthdays. 

About to celebrate it’s 5th birthday, The Birthday Party Project will host over 315 parties this year. I love that Halo Home by KWS will donate party hats for a birthday for each set of their “party hat” cocktail napkins that are sold.  I think this may be my favorite birthday gift for friends this coming year.

In addition, there are many ways you can support this incredible group. Just go to their website to learn more.

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screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-10-53-44-pmRemember how special your birthday was when you were a kid? Let’s help some children celebrate their special day!

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Veterans Day – Dine Out for Heroes

dine-out-for-heroes-logoIt’s time to come together. And, what better cause than our military heros. This Friday, on Veterans Day, consider joining one of the many NYC restaurants, such as Nobu, the Lambs Club, Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, Butter, Beauty & Essex, Chez Josephine, BLT Steak and more that will be contributing money to the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

The foundation invests in programs that benefit our nation’s heros. The mission of the Bob Woodruff Foundation is to create long-lasting positive outcomes for our nation’s wounded, ill and injured veterans, service members and their families.dofhdofh-bannerNew Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple have big appetites, but even bigger hearts. If you’re eating out on Friday….think about supporting those who make our freedom possible. You can find the entire list of participating restaurants here.

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