Summer is almost here and travel season is about to begin. If you are planning to take a trip, but haven't decided on a location, check out The Best Trips for 2013, presented by National Geographic. Whether you're staying local or hopping 'across the pond' you can't go wrong with any of these suggestions. Once you've found that perfect destination, the planning must begin. The Plaid Suitcase is an amazing blog loaded with women's packing tips like how to pack more efficiently and which pieces make the best travel outfits. Need a few last minute items for the airplane? Visit Le Travel Store for everything from neck pillows to luggage tags and more. And last but not least, don't forget to pack those Daniel Green slippers! You will want a few comforts from home while you are travelling and our slippers will provide just that. Check out the Kiki. It is flexible and lightweight and tucks perfectly into that side compartment of your carry-on. Well, wherever this summer may take you, make sure to travel safely and don't forget to take LOTS of pictures.
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12th. Need a few ideas for that perfect gift for mom? Check out these great finds, all under $50! Want more inspiration? Visit our 'Mother's Day' board on Pinterest for more marvelous gift ideas.
Last week, our company participated in National Footwear Service Week by collecting donations, volunteering at a local food bank, and running in a charity race. Collectively, we were able to donate almost 2600 pounds of food to those in need. The race, although cold and rainy, was a success as well. Our team ran through bursts of brightly colored powder in an effort to raise money for the St. Louis chapter of Autism Speaks, in this year's Color Run. We are so proud of everyone in our company for coming together and giving back to the community. It was a great experience for all!
Earth Day is Monday, April 22nd. This year, why not observe the holiday by RECYCLING all the shoes you no longer wear? Soles4Souls is an amazing charity that collects shoes from caring people like you. They are distributed to people in need regardless of race, religion, class or any other criteria. Since 2005 Soles4Souls has delivered over 19 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes in over 125 countries. What better way to recycle and make room in your closet than by helping the less fortunate? Visit their website at soles4soles.org to learn more.
Did you know that April is national 'Informed Woman' month? Well, in honor of this important and momentous occasion, we better inform you about some of the new slippers coming this fall to danielgreen.com. You can expect to see 7 fantastic new styles made with premium materials, flexible outdoor soles and even some sparkle. Pictured below are the Anika, Jordyn and Kortney booties. The cozy, lightweight soles make these slippers perfect for a relaxing night at home, or even out around town (don't worry, we won't tell). Now, how many more days until Fall is here?
Charleston Fashion Week has become one of the leading U.S. fashion weeks since its start in 2007. Daniel Green and L.B. Evans were honored to be selected as part of the 2013 event featuring high-end runway shows, emerging designers/models and interactive entertainment. The Daniel Green Kira and L.B. Evans Lars slippers were featured in the exclusive VIP gift bags.
View the sought after contents of the VIP gift bags here.
Our slippers were the perfect touch of comfort after a long day of fashion shows! Check out a run-down of the first day here.
The Daniel Green 'Fifi' slipper was a satin mule made in the 1950's that came in 4 different colors: black, pink, heaven blue and white. I was able to find pictures of all of them (white only in an advertisement). I couldn't find much information about this slipper, but I still wanted to feature it. Maybe it wasn't available for very long, but it's like nothing I've seen before. The detail given to the flower was so careful and elegant. I can't image wearing them ONLY in the house. I would have to show them to everyone. Let me know what you think of this style and which color is your favorite. I'd love to hear!
This Valentine's Day, treat YOURSELF to some cozy new slippers from Daniel Green. All of our RED and PINK slippers are 20% off now through 2-14-13 with promo code LOVE20. So, go on and grab a pair or two. You deserve it!
PURPLE (symbolic of justice) GREEN(symbolic of faith) GOLD (symbolic of power)
It was in 1872 that this trio purple, green, and gold became the official color of the Mardi Gras celebration. The accepted story behind the original selection of these colors originates from 1872 when a group of local businessmen decided that the Mardi Gras parade was so grand that it warranted a king. This King of Carnival became known as "Rex". The Rex would lead the Mardi Gras parade through New Orleans and act as the official Monarch of Merriment.
The first coronation of Rex went to the Grand Duke Alexis Romanoff of Russia who happened to be visiting New Orleans that year. It is said that the Grand Duke came to the city in pursuit of an actress named Lydia Thompson. During his stay, he was given the honor of selecting the official Mardi Gras colors by the Krewe of Rex. He chose the rich colors of purple, green, and gold. No one knows for certain why he selected these colors. It has been speculated that he chose them because they reflect a royal tone. He would later choose these same colors for his family crest- the Royal House of Romanoff.
It would be twenty years before meaning would be attached to the vibrant colors of Mardi Gras. Each year the Rex parade would take on a new theme. In 1892 the parade theme was "The Symbolism of Color." It was then that the colors received their significance. Purple represented justice, green represented faith, and gold represented power.