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Introducing S’well x Lilly Pulitzer

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S'well partners with Lilly Pulitzer and Starbucks to bring you a limited edition collection of colorful water bottles

 

This season, S’well has partnered with Lilly Pulitzer to design the ultimate getaway collection: four uniquely beautiful limited edition bottles, available at Starbucks. With roots deep in Palm Beach, the Lilly Pulitzer Print Studio created these brand new hand-painted designs—Sirens Calling, Fresh Squeezed, Resort Escape Floral, and Palm Beach Jungle—to let you bring the sunshine and vacation vibes with you wherever you go. Wrapping our popular 17oz bottles with Lilly Pulitzer prints has us dreaming of warmer days and chasing the sun, even during the brutal New York winter. The limited-edition Lilly Pulitzer S’well bottles are available February 15th in participating Starbucks locations and at starbucks.com this spring.

 

Enter here for your chance to win an exclusive Lilly Pulitzer + Starbucks S’well Bottle.
*Be 1 of 30 winners of a Lilly Pulitzer + Starbucks S’well bottle. Enter once per day until March 1st, 2017. Winners will be announced March 3rd

S’well Street Style at NYFW

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We’ve made it halfway through NYFW, but between all the shows, parties, and outfit changes to accommodate the inclimate weather, we’re already starting to feel burned out. Here’s a pro tip: the best way to fight Fashion Week fatigue and look your best is being well hydrated. S’well bottles are the must-have fashion hydration accessory, whether you’re sitting front row or partying all night with the fashion elite. Make your bottle a necessary part of your outfit, just like you do your shoes or bag, and you’ll never forget it at home. Scroll through for some outfit inspo that’s all about S’well as the ultimate sartorial accessory.

Photos by Kelsey Rose

 

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Mix metallics like it’s your job. Silvery booties add visual interest to your everyday look. Carry a Rose Gold bottle and watch heads turn.

 

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Go bold or go home. Dare to pair bright primary colors and exotic prints with your wardrobe staples like jeans and London Chimney.

 

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A pop of celestial pattern plays up the metallic wow-factor of White Gold and dainty gold rings.

 

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Play up trendy pieces. This season’s it-jacket, the bomber, in a daring orange elevates your winter layers. Throw on stacks of rings and grab your trusty Hunting Green S’well.

 

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Combine neutral hues and winter knits for a relaxed guy-on-the-go look. A classic chesterfield coat and Rowboat Red bottle polishes up your favorite jeans.

Send a S’well Valentine

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A friendly reminder: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. A S’well of any size is a gift your loves will love. Can’t find the words to express how you feel? Say it with S’well and a little love note. Whether it’s for your significant other, BFF, or little ones, S’well is the universal gift of love. Shop our Valentine’s Day Shop to tell them just how special they are.

 

Photos by Kelsey Rose

 

S'well celebrates Valentine's Day with the Blonde Wood water bottle

 

He’ll thank you later for the sexy date night reminder and a modern 17oz Blonde Wood bottle, bound to stand out among his sartorial accessories.

 

S'well celebrates Valentine's Day with the Velvet Crimson water bottle

 

V-Day is the ultimate girls night! Celebrate by showing your BFF some love with a playlists of the classics and 25oz Velvet Crimson bottle, which is conveniently big enough to hold an entire bottle of rosé.

 

S'well celebrates Valentine's Day with the Rowboat Red water bottle

 

A special message for your little ones and a 9oz Rowboat Red is just the ticket to perk them up at lunchtime. Throw in a sweet treat to really brighten up their day.

 

S'well celebrates Valentine's Day with the Angel Food water bottle

 

Be your own cupid and show yourself some love: pamper yourself with all of your favorite things and a 9oz Angel Food for a chic pick-me-up.

 

S'well celebrates Valentine's Day with the Blanc Crocodile water bottle

 

Leave her a sweet S’well love note to wake up to. Our 25oz Blanc Crocodile doubles as a vase, perfect for a few fresh blooms to ensure she starts her morning off with a smile.

S’well at Sundance Film Festival

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midnight black and shadow s’well bottles at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

 

This year, S’well had the incredible opportunity to partner with the Sundance Institute and present at their annual Film Festival. The 2017 festival is themed to bring attention to climate change, and we just had to join in the conversation. Our team packed it’s bags and headed out to snowy Park City with one mission: to bring S’well to Sundance and launch our 1 Million Bottle Project.

Last year, over 50 billion plastic water bottles were used in the US and this number keeps growing. Most of these bottles eventually end up in landfills and waterways, creating a significant threat to our environment. By participating in Sundance Film Festival, the 1 Million Bottle Project hopes to eliminate 1 million single-use plastic bottles from entering the environment.

 

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We encouraged festival goers to be part of a beautiful solution by taking our pledge to go plastic-free. The reaction was overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic: we had over 6,000 attendees sign the pledge and join our movement.

 

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Looking great and doing good called for a celebration. S’well fans stepped into our PHHHOTO booth to do a little Sundance dance and show off their new bottles. You can see all of the amazing PHHHOTOs here.

 

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Throughout the weeklong celebration of the artistry of storytelling and film, we managed to sneak away and take in the sites of iconic Park City, which were perpetually blanketed in a fresh coat of snow.

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the 1 Million Bottle Project! We were so overwhelmed with the Sundance community’s unwavering enthusiasm to hear about S’well’s message and mission. Wondering how you can do your part to #ReduceTheUse of plastic waste? Join the movement by purchasing your own S’well. Be part of a beautiful solution: we can make a big change in the world, by making small changes ourselves. It starts today.

 

Photos by Chelsie Starley

Road to Sundance Film Festival

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S'well goes to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

 

S’well Founder and CEO, Sarah Kauss, has been a longtime admirer of dedicated environmentalist Robert Redford and Sundance Institute for their focus on doing good and giving back. In its 33rd edition, Sundance’s 2017 Film Festival is themed to address climate change, premiering a number of projects, documentaries, and short films concerning threats to the environment. This year, S’well will join forces with Sundance to educate and drive the conversation around plastic and single-use water bottles.

S’well is proud to have a presence at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and launch our 1 Million Bottle Project. Last year, over 50 billion plastic water bottles were used in the US and this number keeps growing. Most of these bottles eventually end up in landfills and waterways, creating a significant threat to our environment. By participating in Sundance Film Festival, the 1 Million Bottle Project hopes to eliminate 1 million single-use plastic bottles from entering the environment. We can make a big change in the world, by making small changes ourselves. It starts today. Be part of a beautiful solution. Look great and do good.

Find us at the Sundance Festival Co-op at 608 Main St. Park City, UT from January 20-27th from 10am until 6pm each day, and January 28th from 10am until 2pm. While you’re there, be sure to snap a picture in our PHHHOTO booth. Share your S’well Sundance experience with us, using #swellbottle all week long. See you at the festival!

The Festival Co-op is free and open to all Festival Credential Holders and to the general public. *While supplies last.

#SwellAdventures in Seoul

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S'well covers the adventures of a photographer on a trip from Canada to Seoul

 

This year, we’re resolving to finally cross some vacation destinations off our bucket list. Let our latest S’well Adventurer be your inspiration. Jonathon Smith is a photographer based in Calgary, Canada, who has a love for getting outdoors to get the perfect shot. Read on to learn more about his knack for adventure and see his visual travel diary as he goes from Canada to Seoul and back.

 

S'well covers the adventures of a photographer on a trip from Canada to Seoul

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m Jonathon Smith. I’m a photographer who lives in Calgary, Canada. I was raised in Calgary so going on adventures and exploring was always easy with the Rocky Mountains being so close.

 

Tell us about your #SwellAdventures.

The locations in the photos are from Seoul, South Korea and the Canadian Rockies. In Seoul, I took my photos at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza which is probably one of my favourite architectures in the world. The plaza is designed by Zaha Hadid who is my favourite architect. If you are ever in Seoul, be sure to put the plaza on the top of your to-do list. Another location is Moraine Lake, located in the Canadian Rockies. The water is unbelievably blue, with spectacular reflections of the sun on the mountain peaks during summer mornings.

 

Why did you choose that destination?

I choose Seoul for its amazing architecture and the Canadian Rockies for the pure natural beauty.

 

Which S’well did you take with you?

While in Seoul, South Korea, I travelled with White Marble which was one of the best decisions because the hot weather would have otherwise turned my cold water into tea.

 

What do you keep in your S’well?

Usually water. Always have to stay hydrated.

 

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What’s been your favorite adventure to date?

My favorite adventure to date has been a trip to Iceland last fall. I drove all around the island visiting magnificent waterfalls, hot springs, and geothermal geysers. The comfortable fall weather on the South side of the island was a complete contrast to the heavy winter weather on the North side of the island.  Overall, Iceland is most unreal and unearthly country I’ve ever visited.

 

What are your other adventure/travel essentials?

My camera, a notebook and my laptop.

 

Have any good adventure tips or tricks you’d like to share?

Step out of your comfort zone and take a chance.  Do your research, leave the “tourist” at home, and take the plunge (on something safe that does not have a high probability of killing you).

 

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What is the next #SwellAdventure on your bucket list?

Hong Kong and Iceland are the next #SwellAdventures locations on my bucket list.

 

How did you first get started in photography?

I started photography in my teens when I began to realize there was always a story to be told when traveling.

 

What’s the most inspiring city you’ve travelled to?

Tokyo, Japan – this city has so much fluid motion it gives the appearance of being alive and a sense of direction in the always-moving city.  When speaking with the locals, it is not difficult to the feel the pride they have for the city. I have visited Tokyo four times this year and look forward to visiting it again.

 

S'well covers the adventures of a photographer on a trip from Canada to Seoul

 

You can follow along on the rest of Jonathon’s adventures on his Instagram. Don’t forget to share your adventures with us by tagging @swellbottle and using #SwellAdventures.

New Year’s Resolutions

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Photo courtesy of Joanne Encarnacion

 

S’well saw so much change in the past year, but one of our biggest accomplishments was reaching (and surpassing!) 100K followers on Instagram. We couldn’t be more appreciative for this dedicated online community that is so unwaveringly passionate about our brand. We have so much love for all of our fans who come out in droves to show us love with likes, comments, tweets, snaps, and shares on social. For the New Year, we outsourced to some of our favorite followers to tell us their New Year’s resolutions and what they’re most excited for in 2017.

 

 

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My New Year’s Resolutions, or goals this year include taking every moment and make it the best possible version it can be, mostly by getting out of my comfort zone and embracing change. It’s time to start reaching new heights! I’m also hoping to have more outdoor adventures because those are when the good times are had and remembered.” -Mitch Blanchard (@mich_dl)

 

 

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With my S’well bottle and a spontaneous spirit, I’ve explored some of greatest sights the U.S. has to offer. Old habits die hard and this is one I’m not letting go of.  As a New Year rolls in comes the haunting question, “What will my New Year’s Resolutions be?!” Twenty-seventeen will be the year of packing smarter (maybe not lighter), doing good & showing love. I hope this year is full of new places, new people & more coffee!” -Alex Aleman (@alexxaleman)

 

 

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2017 is all about love and kindness to myself and others! This year you’ll find me in New Zealand + Bali. Mixing it up between hosting retreats and hanging with my boys.  I plan to eat all the smoothie bowls and enjoy sun kissed skin, sandy toes and salty hair!” –Abbylee Bonny (@abbyleebonny)

 

 

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In 2017, I hope to find ultimate joy and contentment in living simplistically with the things I have, not longing for the wants, and enjoying the space I call home.” -Rea Sherman (@reamaesherman)

 

 

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My commitment in 2017 is to be relentless to myself, my self-care and self-love in health, family, and my business. I spent a lot of 2016 trying to figure out how to align my passions and turn it into purpose so I’m looking forward to finishing nutrition school in June 2017 and building my health and life coaching practice.-Joanne Encarnacion (@gofitjo)

 

 

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“Reflecting on an eventful 2016, I realize the smallest moments held profound memories. Therefore, in 2017, my resolution is to consciously embrace the little things. To enjoy the adventure of life in a big way, but to not overlook the small.” -Amelia Blackwell (@honestlymina)

Year in Review

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S'well 2016 Year in Review

 

With one week left of 2016, it seems that everyone around us is reflecting on the past year. S’well HQ is abuzz with pre-New Year partying, and nearly every member of Team S’well has been overheard recounting their favorite memories from the past 365 days. Between new collections, artist collaborations, charity partnerships and industry recognitions, we have a lot to celebrate. We’ve seen so much change, growth, and success this year, and it’s only fitting to look back on all of the wins as we set our sights on next year’s goals. Read on as we highlight some of our favorite moments that made 2016 so spectacularly S’well.

 

S’well was awarded and recognized 6 times for entrepreneurship, innovation and excellence. We were named one of the fastest-growing NYC companies (Crain’s) and a top innovative consumer brand (Forbes) for the year. S’well Founder and CEO Sarah Kauss was recognized as an impressive entrepreneur (Inc.) and one of 100 top business visionaries (Business Insider) in the industry.

S’well introduced 28 new bottles and 5 new collections to its lineup.

Teakwood was our best-selling (and most Insta-worthy) bottle.

S’well hosted its very first retail experience, in the heart of NYC’s Meatpacking District, just in time for NYFW.

@swellbottle reached (and exceeded) 100K followers on Instagram. Thanks for the likes, comments, and shares!

S’well celebrated it’s 6th birthday by taking the team on a dazzling cruise around Manhattan.

We partnered with 5 charities, including UNICEF USA, American Forests, BCRF, No-Shave November, Drink Up, and (RED), to donate a significant portion of our proceeds to making a difference in the world we live in.

S’well collaborated with 2 unique artists, Gray Malin and Yoon Hyup, to create limited edition artist collection bottles.

We received 1,030 S’well Adventure submissions. Our fans took their bottles to the Amalfi Coast, Texas, and Oregon.

We witnessed to 5 S’well promproposals and 1 wedding proposal from our most fanatical followers.

 

Thanks for making our 2016 so, well, S’well. Cheers to a great new year!

Holiday Hosting

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Hosting during the holidays with S'well stainless steel water bottle

 

It’s finally time to revel in the most wonderful time of the year: the season for giving, gifting, getting, and celebrating. Flipping the calendar to December is the official green light to put on your party best and host the soiree of the season. So many invites to juggle, so little time. Let us help make your holiday hosting a breeze. Follow our easy tips and tricks to pulling off the ultimate festive get-together.

 

First things first: set the mood with all the classics, but with a modern twist. Deck the halls with earthy greenery mixed with silver and gold accents to play up the twinkling tree. We suggest adorning your dinner table with a eucalyptus leaf table runner and scattered mini ornaments and gold leaves amidst your tiered treat platters.

 

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Create an ambience that will captivate your guests the moment they walk in the door. For mood lighting, place string lights and tea light candles throughout the room. Tune into our Fall Playlist for soothing seasonal sounds.

 

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When it comes to prepping for your gathering, don’t stress. Instead, let your guests pitch in: ask everyone to bring a favorite holiday bite or spirit. Make someone else’s holiday merry and bright. Mix up your secret gift exchange by asking guests to donate to their gift recipient’s charity of choice in lieu of swapping presents. Giving back always feels better than getting. If you’re feeling particularly generous, offer up party favors that give back too. (RED) products, for example, contribute to the fight to ends AIDS.

 

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Wishing you happy hosting & happier holidays!

Introducing the Gem Collection

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Introducing the S'well bottle Gem Collection

 

Our design team took a down-to-earth approach to designing this season’s premium bottle collection. We found the inspiration images on all of the moodboards around our studio had a connecting golden thread: rich tonal jewel hues, plush textiles, and pieces of fractured minerals. With a focus on the relationship between color and light, The Gem Collection was born.

This fall, we’re finding inspiration in bold street style shots, where the unapologetically fashion focused aren’t afraid of mixing bold colors to highlight their equally-as-bold personalities. Our design team is fascinated with the light-bending facets found in earthy minerals and stones, which occur naturally in both fractured and polished forms. A smattering of Swarovski crystals reflect the collection’s laid-back luxe. The Gem Collection has a hue for every facet of your personality: luxurious tonal colors which are smooth, sophisticated, and chic.

 

 

The making of the S'well bottle Gem Collection

Perfecting the color palette

 

 

The making of the S'well bottle Gem Collection

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The making of the S'well bottle Gem Collection

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S’well (PRODUCT)RED

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December 1st marks World AIDS Day, and S’well is doing its part to #endAIDS by teaming up with (RED), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the fight against HIV/AIDS. 100% of the money (RED) raises goes to The Global Fund to fight AIDS, supporting programs in sub-Saharan Africa, which provide HIV+ pregnant women access to the lifesaving medication they need to ensure their babies are born HIV-free. S’well’s limited edition (PRODUCT)RED bottles find perfect harmony in gift giving and giving back.

 

S'well was featured in the (PRODUCT)RED Shopathon to raise funds in the fight against AIDS

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Every year, (RED) hosts its annual (SHOPATHON)RED on Jimmy Kimmel Live! featuring (RED) products and winnable celebrity experiences from partnering brands. In case you missed it, S’well was one of the featured products in this year’s star-studded show, along with like-minded brands like Apple, Starbucks, and Gap.

 

Limited Edition (PRODUCT)RED S'well bottles raise funds in the fight against AIDS

 

This year, with your purchase of our limited edition (PRODUCT)RED bottles, S’well will contribute enough to provide over 16,000 days of life-saving HIV medication with (RED). These limited edition bottles, offered in Rowboat Red, Silver Lining, and London Chimney, come in a 9oz and 25oz size with both a Silver Lining and Rowboat Red cap. What’s better than giving back and getting your holiday shopping done at the same time? Shop the bottles below and learn more about (RED)’s humanitarian efforts here.

 

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#SwellAdventures in Texas

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#SwellAdventures with Jessica Pullin and her S'well water bottle at Big Bend National Park in Southwest, Texas

 

In case you missed it, over the past couple of months we’ve been featuring a few of our favorite #SwellAdventures from S’wellers venturing across the world. Today, the journey continues with Jessica Pullin, a graduate student from Dallas, who recently traveled to Big Bend National Park in Texas. Read on to find out more about Jessica’s trip to see the canyons of the Rio Grande.

 

#SwellAdventures with Jessica Pullin and her S'well water bottle at Big Bend National Park in Southwest, Texas

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself.  

My name is Jessica Pullin from Dallas, TX. I am a 28 year old graduate student at Southern Methodist University studying Manufacturing Systems Management. I am also a full-time employee at Lockheed Martin working in Global Supply Chain Operations. I have a love for singing, spin classes, and game nights, but my favorite pastime is traveling. Take me to the mountains or give me time to explore a big city and I’m completely content!

 

#SwellAdventures with Jessica Pullin and her S'well water bottle at Big Bend National Park in Southwest, Texas

 

Tell us about your #SwellAdventures.  

I went to an InstaMeet in Big Bend National Park. The drive from Dallas to Southwest Texas was about 9 hours each way, but the trip ended up being worth every mile. Upon arrival, we setup our tent in the designated camp sites right in the middle of a 360 degree beautiful view of the Chisos Mountains. We then were taken on a 5 mile hike on the Lost Mine Trail. There was a nice breeze, but it was still the desert in the Texas summer heat, so having cold water in my S’well bottle was a necessity. Later that evening we were able to watch the sunset followed by listening to local bands in the park’s amphitheater. We ended the first night with stargazing for hours. The view of the Milky Way was breathtaking and the number of shooting stars was fascinating! We successfully took a few photos of the stars, but no photo will ever truly do the experience or views justice.

The next morning, we got up early to watch the sunrise over the mountains, then we drove to the south end of the park to the Santa Elena Canyon where we were able to swim in the Rio Grande and hike to some incredible scenic views at the Texas-Mexico border. We ended the trip with a picnic before making the drive back home. It was a short weekend trip, but it was definitely one to remember.

 

#SwellAdventures with Jessica Pullin and her S'well water bottle at Big Bend National Park in Southwest, Texas

 

Which S’well did you take with you?  

I took a 17oz Teakwood.

 

What’s your favorite adventure to date?  

My favorite adventure is likely a recent trip to northern California. In four days, we put a large dent in exploring San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, and Napa.

 

#SwellAdventures with Jessica Pullin and her S'well water bottle at Big Bend National Park in Southwest, Texas

 

What are your other adventure essentials?  

My North Face backpack, Ray Bans, and Canon always go with me on my adventures.

 

Have any good adventure tips or tricks you’d like to share?  

Use Instagram hashtags to find neat places to add to your bucket list. While planning my weekend trips, I navigate through hashtags to make my to-do lists based on what looks good or fun. I usually have a category for scenery, food, and coffee shops for each trip. A road trip doesn’t have to be expensive. Make a budget each month for adventures and stay within that budget by reserving a room through Airbnb or staying in a tent. You can also pack a cooler and picnic to save a few dollars from eating out, if necessary to stay within budget.

 

#SwellAdventures with Jessica Pullin and her S'well water bottle at Big Bend National Park in Southwest, Texas

 

What is the next #SwellAdventure on your bucket list?  

I just got back from exploring Kansas City, MO, but my next adventure is a Caribbean Cruise, leaving in three weeks.

 

You can follow along on the rest of Jessica’s adventures on her Instagram. Don’t forget to share your adventures with us by tagging @swellbottle and using #SwellAdventures.