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Bagel Mondays at S’well

 

Throw Back Thursday. Wine Wednesday. Of course, we’re big fans of both. But one of our favorite days of the week is Monday. We know what you’re thinking, “How could anyone like Mondays?” But hear us out. Here at the S’well office we have a little something called Bagel Mondays.

 

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What is Bagel Monday, you ask. It’s just as it sounds. Every Monday, after we’ve dragged our tired bodies out of bed and to our desks, we are greeted with that familiar delicious smell of fresh, warm, fluffy carbohydrates. We here have found it’s the best way to get the creative juices flowing. A bagel first thing on a Monday morning has also been found to cure our post weekend blues and prepare us for the long week ahead.

 

Sure, a few cups of coffee will help getting through Monday (or any day of the week) a bit easier. But we believe a good bagel in the morning could put pep in anyone’s step.

 

Next week we are going to put the S’well spotlight on Tompkins Square Bagels and their Birthday Cake cream cheese, so stay tuned!

 

 

S’well at MBFW 2014

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Customized Yellow Zinc, Silver Lining and Angel Food for MBFW S/S15

Located in the heart of New York, S’well is proud to be a part of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week for S/S15. We were excited to see the collection’s colors, textures and patterns in all its glory as well as seeing the attendees with the S’well bottles customized exclusively for this fashion week. A three-piece exclusive limited edition collection featuring our 9 oz bottles; Yellow Zinc, Silver Lining, and Angel Food was launched in the season’s VIP gift bags with the exclusive MBFW designs by Richard Haines to commemorate the special event.

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Mara Hoffman with her customized Peridot

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Our CEO, Sarah Kauss, meets Rebecca Minkoff

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The designers of Zimmermann

 

S’well also provided the exclusive MBFW bottles for Rebecca Minkoff and customized bottles for VIP bags at Zimmermann and Mara Hoffman. We loved partnering with Mara Hoffman once again since our last meet at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami. We are happy about new and on-going partnerships, and as a team that wants people to drink in style, we would not have spent the week any other way.

 

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Street fashion complete with MBFW S’well bottle

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Get that perfect pop of color with Yellow Zinc

Name Our Office Gingko Trees

Adding the new bird feeder to our gingko tree outside the S'well HQ

 

Adding the new bird feeder to our gingko tree outside the S’well HQ

S’well has always been committed to giving back to the community. So, when we heard about MillionTreesNYC, we jumped at the opportunity to help. MillionTreesNYC (MTNYC) is a citywide program whose goal is to plant one million new trees in NYC over the next ten years. They provide tools and host events dedicated to learning about the creation and preservation of trees in the city. This program is funded both by the City of New York and private organizations to make the city a cleaner and more beautiful place to live.

 

Our team decided to contribute to their cause by caring for the two male gingko trees outside of the S’well office. The continued care of NYC trees is another very important aspect of the MTNYC initiative. We were so excited about adopting our new trees that we posted a lovely photo on Instagram. After posting, we were contacted by the outreach coordinator of MTNYC named Jessica. She was so friendly and even provided us with a toolkit that contained gardening equipment and instructions for the care of our tree.

Adding the new bird feeder to our gingko tree outside the S’well HQ

One afternoon, the whole team took the trek outside to help care for and beautify our new gingko trees. We cleaned out all of the trash from the tree base and added some fertile soil. We also chose beautiful flowers to plant underneath our new trees and even added a bird feeder to attract some local wildlife to our doorstep. We appreciated the many compliments from passerby’s and neighbors and hope to inspire others to care for other trees in the neighborhood.

Adding the new bird feeder to our gingko tree outside the S’well HQ

 

Charlie and Lana prepare to plant their flowers

 

Adding the new bird feeder to our gingko tree outside the S’well HQ

 

Erin showing off her gardening skills

Now, it’s your turn– S’well needs help naming our two new ginkgo trees. We are hosting a naming contest and running now through July 31st. Please comment on our Facebook post with a name for our trees to enter. The top two names will each receive a 17oz Clubhouse S’well bottle!

#swellbottle @ #MBFWSwim

The Exclusive Limited Edition MBFWSwim S'well Bottle Collection

The S’well Bottle team just came back from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami. S’well Bottle partnered with IMG + MBFashion to launch a three-piece exclusive limited edition anniversary collection featuring their 9oz bottles; Orange Sherbet, Sweet Mint, and Seashell Pink featuring exclusive MBFW Swim designs to commemorate the special milestone. To keep guests hydrated in style, IMG Fashion distributed the limited edition bottles during official events and activities around the Miami show site. Take a look at the S’well experience in Miami via our #swellbottle @ #MBFWSwim Pinterest board.

 

The Exclusive Limited Edition MBFWSwim S'well Bottle Collection

The Exclusive Limited Edition MBFWSwim S’well Bottle Collection

 

The Iconic Raleigh Hotel Pool where MBFWSwim was hosted

The Iconic Raleigh Hotel Pool where MBFWSwim was hosted

 

 

World Cup

The S’well team is very excited to cheer on the amazing teams during this year’s World Cup. We believe that hydration is key when playing the beautiful game of soccer.

Our stainless steel water bottle allowed us to keep our drinks cold during the whole game. Even the carbonated drinks stayed fresh from start to finish thanks to our vacuum seal top.

The game lasted into overtime where the USA suffered quite a defeat against the Belgian team. Within minutes, Belgium has scored two goals. It looked like there may be a glimmer of hope for the USA when Julian Green came back with a goal in the 107th minute. Unfortunately, they could not tie up the score and their quest for the World Cup came to a halt.

Even though it was a tough defeat, S’well was thrilled to see that many World Cup fans are also S’well fans. Our bottle was quite a popular accessory in the Brazilian heat. Fans carried the bottle that best represented their country’s colors.

Batman showing off his stylish S'well bottle

Batman showing off his stylish S’well bottle.

Keeping cool on the beach in Brazil

Keeping cool on the beach in Brazil.

S'well has a color for every team

S’well has a color for every team.

Staying hydrated during the World Cup is hard, especially in the tropical Brazilian weather.  Having access to cold water throughout the day is essential in combating the effects of dehydration, heat stroke and heat exhaustion. In hot weather, we should each consume about 100 oz of water a day. If you went by that rule, you would have to purchase nine plastic water bottles at the store every single day. Alternatively, you could just refill your 25oz S’well Bottle four times.

Whether you are a player or a fan, remember that hydration is very important for your health and well-being. Drink in style with bottles in colors that match your favorite team, and be sure to tune into the final World Cup game on Sunday, July 13!

What’s Your S’well Style?

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Whether you love retro looks or classic cuts, S’well is the perfect accessory for any look.

1. BOHO (Santorini)

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Show off your inner Boho babe with a flowy dress, strappy sandals, and your favorite S’well bottle. Our 9oz Santorini bottle from the Textile Collection is an excellent choice for nature and style lovers everywhere.

 

2. CLASSIC (Silver Lining)

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For a look that’s in-season all year long, opt for the 17 oz Silver Lining S’well from the Shimmer Collection. This silver stainless-steel bottle will transition from desk to dinner seamlessly, and will match with any outfit.

4. SPORTY (Moonstone)

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If you find yourself in sneakers and spandex, you definitely have a sporty style. We recommend the 17 oz Moonstone S’well from our Stone Collection. With the bright color and easy-to-grip texture, we know this S’well will become a gym necessity.

 

3. RETRO (Yellow Zinc)

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You love bright colors with a vintage sensibility- Treat yourself you the chic and vibrant 9 oz Yellow Zinc S’well bottle from the Satin Collection. This amazing hue will compliment your fun and hip personality.

 

5. GLAM (Sparkling Champagne)

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If sparkles and sequins are your best friends, we have the perfect bottle for you. Our 17 oz Sparkling Champagne bottle from the Glitter Collection is a dazzler. The golden shade makes this S’well the ideal accessory for a club or concert.

 

S’well Team Day

This week, S’well joined forces with 826NYC to volunteer at their Brooklyn location. 826NYC is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving and expanding the creative writing skills of NYC students. They achieve this through workshops, tutoring, field trips, and much more. S’well was very grateful to be a part of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” workshop, where we helped schoolchildren create their own adventure book. Since everyday at S’well is an adventure, we were very excited to create these books!

S'well team bonding at 826NYC

Katie helping the kids create their own adventure story

S'well team bonding at 826NYC

Charlie and Lana hard at work

S'well team bonding at 826NYC

Veronica inspiring young artists

S'well team bonding at 826NYC

Joyce putting her excellent typing skills to work

S'well team bonding at 826NYC

S’well loves stories!

After a fun writing session, we decided that we would check out the fabulous Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store connected to the 826NYC classroom. There, they had capes, secret identity kits, and even devillainizers. S’well’s favorite gadget was the cape tester, where we showed off our best superhero moves in the greatest superhero gear.

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D working the cape tester

S'well team bonding at 826NYC

Charlie enjoying his new cape

S'well team bonding at 826NYC

S’well lives by the superhero honor code

S'well team bonding at 826NYC

The S’well team in their favorite capes

This was a fulfilling experience, and we would like to thank all of the other volunteers and staff who make 826NYC possible!

Santorini S’well Traveling Greece

SANTORINI TRAVEL TO-DO’S (Inspired by Santorini)

Travel through Greece with the S’well Travel Guide inspired by the new Santorini S’well bottle in the Textile collection.

1. Wake up to the smells of seawater and fresh Bougainvillea flowers. Start your day with a cup of Greek coffee, fresh fruit and pastries.

2. Take the beautiful hike along the water from Fira to Oia. Don’t forget your camera or S’well!

3. Stumble upon the Cultural Village in Pyrgos. Wind along the small streets and get a feel for a simpler life and time.

4. Revel in the incredible Santorini sunset with your significant other. Fill up that 25 oz Santorini S’well with Greek wine for added romance.

5. Enjoy moonlit cocktails and mediterranean cuisine at the open-air Grace Santorini restaurant.

Shop Santorini here.

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Grapefruit Linen S’well Traveling Barbados

BARBADOS TRAVEL TO-DO’S (Inspired by Grapefruit Linen)

Travel through Barbados with the S’well Travel Guide inspired by the new Grapefruit Linen S’well bottle in the Textile collection.

1. Walk along the beaches, of course- take your shoes off and feel the sand between your toes at Bottom Bay or Enterprise Beach.

2. If you’re a nature lover, Hunte’s Gardens is the place for you. Explore the beautiful flora and fauna of this tropical paradise.

3. Relax at the highly-regarded spa at the Coral Reef Club. Detoxify with the feel and scent of the Aroma Fusion Massage.

4. For the adventurous type- Dive down to the Stavronikita wreck site for a look at the 360-foot freighter ship filled with many types of tropical fish.

5. Forget about those trendy and expensive restaurants, and seek out Oistins Fish Fry. Fill that S’well up with the cocktail of your choice and savor authentic Barbadian cuisine.

Shop Grapefruit Linen here.

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Sailcloth S’well Traveling Croatia

CROATIA TRAVEL TO-DO’S (Inspired by Sailcloth)

Travel through Croatia with the S’well Travel Guide inspired by our new Sailcloth S’well bottle in our Textile collection.

1. Sail through Croatia’s waters in an island hop with your 17 oz Sailcloth in tote, of course.

 2. Shop the beautiful downtown of Split, known for having more women’s shoe shops than any other city in the world.

3. Eat a fresh whole fish, bones and all. Don’t be intimidated, it will be amazing. Wash it down with a cold bottle of Ožujsko, the most popular Croatian beer.

4. Take a plunge in Krka National Park’s waterfalls, swimming with what was your dinner last night

5. Have a drink at the hole-in-the-wall bar Buza in Dubrovnik, overlooking the cliffs with only a railing to separate you and the Adriatic Sea.

Shop Sailcloth here.

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Happy Earth Day!

Here at S’well, we believe in creating a positive impact on the world. We achieve this by creating eco-friendly products and contributing to charitable organizations. By helping those in need, we can help to create a cleaner, healthier, and happier world to live in. This year, we are excited to announce our partnership with the Whole Planet Foundation in honor of a holiday that is near and dear to the S’well mission, Earth Day!

For Earth Day, each member of the S’well team has made a pledge to reduce their carbon footprint. We know that by eating locally grown produce and walking to work, we can do our part to reduce these harmful emissions. We have also filmed our pledges in hopes to inspire the people around us to take a look at their own carbon footprint. You can find all of the S’well videos on our twitter and instagram pages. In addition to our personal pledges, on April 22nd, we will be selling our limited-edition Earth Day S’well bottles.

These exclusive Earth Day S’well bottles, sold online will retail for $30, and for every bottle sold we will donate $5 to the Whole Planet Foundation. These bottles can be found here. S’well is proud to support that 100% of the proceeds to the Whole Planet Foundation are used for microloans to help fund female entrepreneurs in less-privileged communities. We believe that the empowerment of women is an important tool in raising these communities above the poverty line.

Charities like the Whole Planet Foundation are essential in the fight to end poverty around the globe. That is why S’well is also donating 5 of their special Earth Day bottles to the Whole Planet Foundation’s blog contest. By working with the Whole Planet Foundation, S’well is making the world a better place one bottle at a time.

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Coachella Packing List

Weekend 1 of Coachella was a hit. Anyone still not sure what to pack for weekend 2? Check out our packing essentials to be your #festbest:

1. S’well bottle

It’s going to be one hot party! Make sure to beat the heat with your 9 oz Satin Collection S’well bottle. With it’s double-insulated stainless steel interior, you can be sure that your drinks will stay cool all day long.

2. Sunglasses
Your eyes will be 100% protected from the sun’s rays with these mirrored aviators from Ray Ban.

3. Fanny Pack
Keep all your belongings safe with the Herschel Fanny pack. It’s versatile design allows you to wear it around your waist or over your shoulder, so keeping track of your phone will be a breeze.

4. EOS lip balm
Chapped lips are never in style. Protect your lips with this adorable lip balm from EOS.

5. Converse
With their trendy colors and timeless logo, these Converse kicks will keep your feet comfy all weekend.

6. Headband

This braided headband from Free People will make sure your hair stays out of your face when you dance the day away.

Need more ideas? Check out our #FestBest Pinterest board.