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The Secret to S’well Travels

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Here at S’well HQ, we love to travel. Whether it’s a weekend road trip to the local watering hole or a month-long voyage across Europe, there are always new places to see and people to meet. While it does require a considerable amount of planning, traveling doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are a few of our go-to tips and tricks to make the most of your trip.

1. Book smart. Travel sites are notorious for tracking how you interact with their websites. Enable private browsing when searching for flights or reservations to ensure they don’t raise prices every time you revisit.

2. Have backup. Make digital scans of all important documents (ID, passport, visa, itinerary, contact information, etc.) ahead of time incase they are stolen or you lose them. You might also consider investing in a portable phone charger. You never know when you might need a little extra juice for that iPhone 6.

3. Call ahead. Let your debit and credit card company know that you will be traveling ahead of time as to avoid any problems with foreign or suspicious charges.

4. Find the right bag. We’re partial to these new Away rolling suitcases that offer “first class luggage at a coach price.” They’re sleek, stylish, and even come with a built-in USB charging port.

5. Pack light. Remember that layering is key. Think about your outfits ahead of time to figure out the best ways to mix and match. Store your liquids in smaller containers to conserve space and weight. Check out Muji for a great selection of travel accessories.

6. Don’t forget the essentials. A good camera, a comfortable pair of shoes, and of course, a S’well Bottle are all major key when it comes to traveling. Our Seafoam and Tahoe Dusk bottles are perfect for any type of summer destination.

7. Make space. When it comes time to pack, roll all of your clothes for the most efficient use of luggage space. If you’re using a bag with wheels, pack with the heaviest items at the base. This will make maneuvering the bag a lot easier.

8. BYOB. Regardless of how you’re planning on getting to your destination, it’s always a good idea to provide your own drinks. S’well Bottle is the perfect accessory for staying hydrated throughout the flight or sneaking wine onto the train.

9. Consider bathroom breaks. If you’re on a road trip, plan pit-stops along the way so you don’t find yourself in a pickle. This is even more important at airports, where flights are time sensitive and security lines are long.

10. Check the reviews. When planning for your trip, utilize resources like Trip Advisor or Kayak to see what other travelers have to say about potential lodging options or activities.

11. Immerse yourself. For a more authentic experience, consider using a service like AirBnB. It’s a great way to connect with other travelers and get to know the locals.

Happy traveling, jet-setters. Share your S’well travels with us on social media by tagging @swellbottle or by using the hashtag #SwellBottle.

Earth Day

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Here at S’well, we take Earth Day very seriously. Our mission, after all, is to rid the world of plastic waste. In honor of Earth Day and in an effort to leave this planet better than we found it, we wanted to extend a few tips and tricks to green out your work place according to the 3 R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle.

REDUCE WASTE:

  • Probably one of the biggest and most effective ways to green out your office is to simply implement policies that discourage the use of unnecessary waste and encourage practices like reusing and recycling.
  • Go digital, because Google Docs is the new notebook. Avoid printing when you can and print double-sided when you can’t. Remember, there are plenty of digital tools out there that can help avoid situations that require excessive amounts of printed paper.
  • Turn it off. Conserve energy by turning off or unplugging any electronic devices that aren’t in use. Better yet, opt for natural light.

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REUSE:

  • Invest in a killer water bottle and use it like it’s your job. Plastic bottles are bad for the environment, your health and your wallet. S’well Bottles are the perfect accessory to carry you from your morning caffeine fix, afternoon hydration, all the way into evening workouts. Pro tip: ask the barista at your local coffee shop to fill your bottle up directly with coffee. You’ll spare the cup AND your coffee is guaranteed to stay hot for at least 12 hours.
  • Break out the reusable containers. If you don’t already do so, consider bringing your lunch to work over getting takeout. Homemade lunches typically save money and calories. But don’t skimp on your food storage. We’re partial to a cool lunchbox or glass tupperware
  • BYOB – bring your own bag. Reusable bags are all the rage, nowadays. You can use them to run errands, pick up groceries or carry some extra stuff home from the office. The company Baggu has recently taken New York by storm. Their standard bag comes in a variety of colors and can be easily packed into a purse or briefcase.

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RECYCLE:

  • Do your part. Help out where you can by recycling what you can. Plastic, paper, glass, batteries, printer cartridges, old electronics & more can all be recycled.
  • Arrange for disposal. Figure out what the best way of collecting and disposing of the recyclable materials is. Sometimes this can be arranged by the building management. Depending on the size of your company, you might also consider hiring an outside service.
  • Enforce it. The most important step of your green efforts is to make sure that everyone holds up their end of the deal. Always reiterate the cardinal rule: reduce unnecessary waste, reuse what you can & recycle what you can’t.

You can take the 3 R’s a step further by encouraging other methods of going green. Add plants to your office space to brighten up the area and filter the air. Commute smarter by walking, biking, carpooling or taking public transport to work. If you’re really committed, you can order custom S’well bottles for your company. We aim to align ourselves with similar brands that will echo our mission and message.

Coachella & How to Bring Your Fest Best

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It’s about the time of year again…That’s right, folks – it’s festival season! We’re gearing up for all the season’s best events, including New York’s own Gov Ball and Panorama NYC, classics like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, plus more from the likes of Sweetlife, Firefly and even Glastonbury across the pond. And how could we forget Coachella?

Arguably one of the biggest music festivals in the US, Coachella is held over 2 weekends (April 15-17 and April 22-24). With headliners like LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses, Calvin Harris, A$AP Rocky, the 1975 and more, there’s plenty to do and eat. But like all music festivals, Coachella can be exhausting so you’ve got to come prepared.

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First things first: hydration is key. It’s inevitably going to be hot and you’ll probably be drinking, so it’s imperative to bring a water bottle. On behalf of the planet, you should bring a reusable bottle. On behalf of your own well-being, you should bring an insulated bottle to keep your liquids cold. Lucky for you, S’well bottles take care of both. Plus, the 9oz S’well is the perfect size for toting around. If you’re planning on bringing your fest best, we recommend the Galaxy Collection. The iridescent finish of these bottles bring just the right vibe.

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Other festival essentials include a portable phone charger, small bag or fanny pack, reliable pair of sunnies, layers (especially at Coachella, where the temp can quickly drop at sundown) and a comfortable pair of shoes.

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Don’t forget to catch us at Coachella this weekend on Snapchat or Twitter. Stay tuned to see how it goes. Happy festing, everyone! Stay cool.

S’uper Bowl 50

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If you follow us on social media, then you know team S’well was just out in San Francisco for the Super Bowl. Between enjoying all of the Super Bowl festivities, we also made some time to do as the Californians do!

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Our first stop was at Tartine Bakery, the quintessential place to carbo load for no reason.  The giant croissant pictured is not your average breakfast pastry. It is actually filled with smoked ham and Gruyere and is one of Tartine’s claims to fame. We also enjoyed a mushroom croque-monsieur, banana bread pudding and lattes.

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We made our way to Super Bowl Village to see all of the excitement and football fans gathered together. People were representing jerseys from all different teams, but all shared the enthusiasm for the Super Bowl.

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This year, S’well was chosen by the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee to be part of their gifting suite. NFL executives and players came through and had a chance to pick up some amazing swag, including a Rose Gold S’well.

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San Francisco is the first city in the United States to ban the sale of plastic water bottles. We were excited to see water stations in the different places we visited encouraging people to switch over to reusable bottles.

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Right across the street from Super Bowl Village was The Ferry Building, housing more local San Francisco eats and shops to be explored.

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The last stop before making our way to the airport was at none other than In-n-Out. No trip to California is complete without a Double-Double and Animal Style fries from their not-so-secret menu.

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Until next time, we’ve left our hearts in San Francisco! Follow us on snapchat to get more behind-the-scenes looks at S’well.

#cleandeskclub

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A clutter free desk provides a more efficient and focused work environment, and here at S’well, we all aspire to be a part of the #cleandeskclub. But before you can join the esteemed club, there are a few things you need to know. First of all, paper is out. We live in a digital world now and PDF is the new print. So spare the trees – their paper offspring will only add chaos to clutter. Second, the #cleandeskclub requires continuous effort. The best way to maintain a tidy desk is to make sure everything has a place and is put back back at the end of the day. Before you leave the office, take a minute to file away anything that you previously pulled out. Finally, you need to know that the #cleandeskclub is much more than just keeping up a tidy work area. You also need the space to be aesthetically pleasing and envied by all of course. Check out some of our favorite desk essentials (for her and for him) below.

 

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From left to right: Jonathan Adler Magnifying Glass, Poppin Scissors, West Elm Desk Lamp, Rose Gold S’well Bottle, Poppin Pens, Idiom iPad Case, FRENDS Headphones from ShopBop, Ban.do Agenda, Succulent from The Sill, Tom Dixon Copper Desk Set, Bell’Invito Desk Calendar.

 

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From left to right: Filson Briefcase, Tom Dixon Paper Weight, Business Card Holder, Tom Dixon Golden Ruler, Cubebot from AreawarePublic Supply Notebooks, Leather Macbook Cover, Lotuff Leather iPad Case, Hunting Green S’well Bottle, Marshall Headphones.

Share your desk essentials with us using #swellbottle. For more lifestyle tips, follow our Pinterest board.

Hydration Magic

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S’well launched its first-ever holiday film to showcase our bottles in a chic, yet innovative way. The spot, titled “Hydration Magic” is full of the same kind of optimism, joy, fashion and magic that the product itself embodies. While it features S’well as an object of desire, it also shows how S’well serves as a catalyst for unexpected surprise and delight.

“Hydration Magic” was the company’s biggest production yet, featuring 22 distinct characters and 10 additional extras (including some of our very own S’well team members). Directed by John Poliquin–a Canadian music video, commercial and feature film director–the film is set in a stuffy art gallery in need of a little inspiration. A water balloon fight quickly breaks out, drenching the guests and paintings with water. As the paintings are hit with water, the colors beneath the original blank canvases are revealed. The explosions of water were shot in slow motion, at 2500 frames per second, in order to capture the magic and beauty of water. 

Take a look at our behind the scenes pictures and video and see what it was like to create the magic.

 

S’well S’pirits

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The holidays are among us! And what better way to celebrate (or take a break from all the craziness) than to mix up your own seasonal s’pirit? Here at S’well, we’re big on S’ips and S’nacks (as seen on our Pinterest page) so we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite holiday drinks to get you feeling jolly.

Seeing that it’s the season of sharing, we want you to share what you’re mixing up!  Post a picture of your S’well S’pirits, S’well bottle and ingredients using our printable template. Tag @swellbottle and #swellspirits and we’ll repost our favorites to spread some holiday cheers!

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Peppermint S’wirl

  • Marshmallow topping
  • 1 crushed candy cane
  • 1 cup ice
  • ¼ cup vanilla vodka
  • 1 tbs peppermint schnapps
  • ¼ cup white chocolate liqueur

PREP: Dip rim of martini glass in the marshmallow topping, followed by crushed candy cane. Combine vanilla vodka, peppermint schnapps, white chocolate liqueur with ice in a shaker or S’well bottle. Shake well and pour into glass. Garnish with additional crushed candy cane and enjoy.

Gingerbread S’nap  

  • 1oz ginger beer
  • 1 gingerbread cookie, finely ground
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tsp. ginger juice
  • 1.5oz dark rum
  • 1 tsp cinnamon schnapps
  • 1 pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 egg white

PREP: Dip rim of martini glass into ginger beer, followed by finely ground gingerbread cookie. Combine ginger juice, dark rum, cinnamon schnapps, pinch of ground cloves and egg whites with ice in a shaker or S’well bottle. Shake well, until drink is foamy. Add ginger beer to mixture and shake again. Pour into glass and enjoy.                        

The Moscow Mule  

  • 1 50ml bottle of vodka
  • 1.5oz ginger syrup
  • 1 fresh lime wedge
  • 1 can of club soda

PREP: Measure 1.5oz of ginger syrup and pour over ice. Add vodka, club soda, and lime wedge. Stir together for 3 seconds or gently mix in S’well bottle.

The Old Fashioned

  • 1 50ml bottle of whiskey
  • 1 cane sugar stick
  • 3 dashes of aromatic bitters
  • 1 cup ice

PREP: Combine cane sugar, bitters and whiskey in a glass. Using a bar spoon, lightly crush the cane sugar and stir to dissolve. Pour mixture over ice and stir for 10 seconds.

Champagne Cocktail

  • 1 187ml bottle of champagne
  • 1.5oz elderflower syrup
  • 1 fresh lemon wedge

PREP: Measure 1.5oz of elderflower syrup and combine with champagne and lemon wedge in a glass. Gently stir for 3 seconds.

Take S’well Out to the Ball Game

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As you know, S’well loves to show our team s’pirit no matter the sports team! But since we are a New York based company, and baseball season is drawing to an end, we’re so excited that one our own made it to this far! To celebrate the two teams dueling it out, we’ve created two baseball bundles; the NY Home Run and the KC Grand Slam. Both bundles will be 15% till one team comes out on top. So buy us some peanuts and cracker jacks, because we’ve knocked it out of the park with this deal!  bballgame