Once again, this season S’well joined Mercedes Benz Fashion Week to provide bottles to their VIP event attendees. We created a three-piece exclusive limited edition collection of 9oz bottles from the Stone Collection; Moonstone, Amethyst and Smokey Quartz featuring exclusive MBFW designs by Richard Haines.
Additionally, S’well was excited to create custom bottles for designers like Cynthia VIncent, Zimmermann, BCBGMAXAZRIA, and Opening Ceremony for their NYFW shows and backstage.
The bottles looked as chic as what was coming down the runway and were the perfect fashion week accessory as team S’well attended BCBGMAXAZRIA, Zimmermann, Charlotte Ronson, Lacoste, Mara Hoffman, Opening Ceremony and Carolina Herrera New York Fashion Week shows.
Opening Ceremony x S’well bottles
MBFW exclusive three piece collection
Uber x Spring S’well with other NYFW must-haves
Betty Who with her Zimmermann x S’well
Backstage at Mara Hoffman
We’re going to be honest; winter in New York City can be brutal. We’d love to let it go and say that the cold never bothered us anyway, but the cold is really starting to bother us. There’s no escaping the bone chilling cold, those gusts of wind that can sweep you off your feet or the feeling that it’s never going to stop snowing. Even still, team S’well has been braving the weather to explore the wonders of winter in New York City.
A stroll through Bryant Park is fitting for any season. But in the winter, the famous Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain freezes over, stopping tourists and New Yorkers in their tracks. The icicles hanging over the granite fountain resemble a crystal chandelier.
Frozen Fountain at Bryant Park
Lucky for us, our new office is located conveniently close to The City Bakery, home to that famous hot chocolate you see everyone posting on Instagram. And we totally get the hype. The rich cocoa is not to be compared and warms our bellies when we can’t feel our fingers.
The City Bakery infamous Hot Chocolate
February is here and love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and the pressure is on for the perfect gift. Diamonds, chocolates, roses – they’re so last year. This year is all about S’well bottles and a fresh box of donuts! Recipe for success:
Take your 25oz Sparkling Champagne filled to the brim with bubbly on a night out with your special someone. The vacuum seal will keep the champagne carbonated to ensure your night really sparkles. Feeling poetic? Write a love note on your Valentine’s S’well bottle with our Chalk Ink pens. Lucky for you, the chalk ink wipes off easily with a wet cloth so if you aren’t ready to commit to the L-word…
Can’t decide which color to go with? We recommend Sparkling Champagne & Pink Champagne pictured below from the Glitter Collection. Enter our PIN IT TO WIN IT contest on Pinterest for a chance to win one of these bottles. Make sure to pin this photo and tag #swellbottle. The winners will be announced on 3/15.
And for all of you still thinking about the donuts, the best donuts in NYC are from Dough, just a few blocks from the S’well bottle HQ.
We’re a few weeks into the new year and maintaining the “New Year, New You” attitude. Aside from drinking our daily smoothies, Team S’well has been working on our fitness. Whether it is a yoga class, boot camp, spinning or lifting at the gym, we’ve always got a sleek stainless steel S’well water bottle with us. There’s nothing worse than when you reach for your water bottle mid-sweat, wanting a sip of refreshing water, left only to find that it’s warm. But since S’well bottles are made of insulated stainless steel, they will keep your drink cold for 24 hours, guaranteeing a thirst quenching sip till your workout is through.
Our friends Ivens Solstad, @IvensFitness and Brendan Fallis @brendanfallis, DJ & fitness enthusiast, have shared with us part of their daily routines that have been whipping us into shape:
LEGS by Ivens Solstad
Squats – 4 sets of 12 reps
Lunges – 4 sets of 10-12 reps
Donkey kicks on the smith machine – 4 sets of 12 reps
Leg press – 4 sets of 10-12 reps
Leg extension – 4 sets of 10- 15 reps
Calves standing on the smith machine – 4 sets of 12-15 reps
SPRINTS by Brendan Fallis
2x100m sprints at 50% intensity
2x100m sprints at 80% intensity
6x100m sprints at 100% intensity
1x400m sprints as hard as you can go
Turn heads while you stay fit doing these routines with your favorite S’well.
This month, we are ALL about the smoothie life. The S’well team loves to share recipes that that we can use in our home blenders & juicers. We come to the office every morning with crazy concoctions that we blend at home and carry with us in our S’well Bottle of choice. Since S’well Bottle is a double-walled insulated stainless steel bottle, our smoothies stay cold ALL day- literally cold for 24 hours. Try two of our favorite smoothie recipes below and you too will want to join our smoothie kick:
Julia Dzafic, Blogger for Lemon Stripes and Marketing Director for Nourish Snacks provided us with the best green smoothie that is both healthy for you and actually tastes delicious:
Greeña Colada Smoothie
3/4 cup almond or coconut milk
Small handful of frozen pineapple chunks
2 large handfuls of spinach or kale (you can hardly taste it, I swear!)
1 spoonful of coconut butter (this will change your life)
Blend & Enjoy with 25oz Bikini Pink | Satin Collection
The Peanut Butter Banana Kale smoothie is like a healthy version of a PB/Banana milkshake:
PB BANANA KALE
1 cup nut milk
1 cup torn kale
2 Tbsp. peanut butter
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ cup ice
Blend & Enjoy with 25oz Orange Sherbet | Glitter Collection
S’well Bottle isn’t just a water bottle so try toting your homemade smoothies and juices on the go with your S’well and you’ll be hooked.
New Year, New You 2015
Happy 2015! This past year has been a special one. Our CEO and Founder Sarah Kauss was on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list, team S’well almost tripled in size, and we moved into a beautiful new office. Team S’well is excited to be moving into the New Year full of lots of opportunities.
Of course, we have a few resolutions in mind for the year ahead. We understand that maintaining resolutions through the whole year is an almost impossible undertaking. We’re going to keep at least this one resolution this year (we really mean it!) to drink more water. We’ve been reading about the benefits of drinking hot lemon water (i.e. Lifehack) and plan on starting our days with a full bottle.
Of course, we’re going to try to be fit and eat healthier, which is why we are so excited that Julia Dzafic and Brendan Fallis have so generously provided us with a recipe and workout routine to help get us going in the right direction.
Check out our New Year New You 2015 edition Newsletter for more.
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 meet 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.
Mara Hoffman with her customized Peridot
Our CEO, Sarah Kauss, meets Rebecca Minkoff
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 meeting 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.
Street fashion complete with MBFW S’well bottle
Get that perfect pop of color with Yellow Zinc
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 of their 9 oz. bottles. Orange Sherbet, Sweet Mint, and Seashell Pink feature 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.
Whether you love retro looks or classic cuts, S’well is the perfect accessory for any look.
1. BOHO (Santorini)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 a concert.
BARBADOS TRAVEL TO-DO’S (Inspired by Grapefruit Linen)
Travelling through Barbados with the S’well Travel Guide was 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.
CROATIA TRAVEL TO-DO’S (Inspired by Sailcloth)
Travelling through Croatia with the S’well Travel Guide was 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.
Weekend 1 of Coachella was a hit. Is 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.
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.
With their trendy colors and timeless logo, these Converse kicks will keep your feet comfy all weekend.
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.