The Trendy Bed 2012 Press Release…Best of Corona Award

2012 Best of Corona Award

2012 Best of Corona Award

 

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cathy Campbell Internet Sales dba The Trendy Bed.com Receives 2012 Best of Corona Award

Corona Award Program Honors the Achievement

CORONA November 15, 2012

Cathy Campbell Internet Sales dba The Trendy Bed.com has been selected for the 2012 Best of Corona Award in the Miscellaneous General Business Services category by the Corona Award Program.

Each year, the Corona Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Corona area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2012 Corona Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Corona Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Corona Award Program

The Corona Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Corona area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Corona Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Corona Award Program

CONTACT:
Corona Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@awardprogram.org
URL: http://www.awardprogram.org

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Celebrity Lighting…

Let’s share some Lighting with the Celebrities…

Please welcome another guest blogger to The Trendy Home,  Emily Chadwick from Arcadian Lighting.

Celebrities often provide fodder for the style pages of Vogue, Marie Claire and Esquire, but some of them maintain such chicness and style in their homes as well.  In the pages of Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, etc. our favorite celebrities proudly display their beautiful collections of light fixtures, modern furniture and impeccably cared-for antiques. Here is a collection of our favorite celebrity rooms:

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Keri Russell via Elle Décor

When Keri Russell’s Brooklyn abode was featured in the April 2011 issue of Elle Décor, it caused quite a bit of fanfare among shelter bloggers. Why? Because it is a chic, feminine yet modern space that looked so cozy and welcoming. This living room, for instance, featured an Ochre pendant light, linen-upholstered armchairs and gorgeous sheer mauve curtains.

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Betsey Johnson via Elle Decor UK

An apartment this pink and peppy couldn’t belong to anyone else other than the peppy, cartwheeling fashion designer, Betsey Johnson.  Pink may not be for everyone, but if you can get past that initially shocking bright color, you’ll see a truly gorgeous apartment with a lot of great mid-century modern pieces.  Johnson is shown seated in a William Platner Arm Chair.  In her bedroom is an Arco Floor Lamp and a Saarinen Womb Chair. Truly great pieces that show impeccable taste.

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Erin Fetherson via Vogue

Count Erin Fetherson is yet another fashion designer with a chic, feminine home.  Here she is jumping on her extra large custom-made bed, which is flanked by chinoiserie lamps and vintage nightstands.

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Sheryl Crow via Architectural Digest

Sheryl Crow’s Hollywood home was featured in Architectural Digest earlier this year and it’s another beautifully decorated space.  Shown here, is the singer’s living room which mixes modern and vintage pieces quite well.  For instance, the sofa is modern, while the Italian pendant lights are vintage pieces.

 

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Michael Feinstein via Architectural Digest

In the office of singer, songwriter and composer Michael Feinstein, is a wall decorated with memorabilia. The salon-style hangings of personally-important photos, articles and autographs is a testament to a successful career. Not only that, but it’s a great way to create an accent wall in any home; just pair it with a couple of arm chairs and side table to complete the look.

It’s always interesting to see celebrity homes — when they’re featured in shelter magazines — how they incorporate their own careers and personalities into their home’s décor and design. It’s a lesson for non-celebs, too, that your home should be filled with the things you love and express who you are.

Content provided by Arcadian Lighting, a site that specializes in top quality lighting fixtures at extremely affordable prices. Come visit us today!

Thank you Emily for your blog on Celebrity rooms and their lighting decor, as we can see they all have their own personality, just like the Celebrity them self.

See you soon at The Trendy Bed and remember to make your home:

Love,

Cathy Campbell

The Trendy Bed.com

The Trendy Home.com

XOXO

 

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August Celebrity Home of the Month

Jesse James’ Orange County Compound

Up For Sale!

Sunset Beach, CA or is it “Dog House, USA!

Moving on from this beautiful Mediterranean Villa he once shared with former wife and actress Sandra Bullock;  Jesse James has put this beachfront home on the market.

Remodeled from the groups up in 2002, the home is set directly on the sands of Sunset Beach.

One can go from the pool, jacuzzi, rock slide straight on to the Sands.

Panoramic views of the Pacific, Long Beach skyline, and breathtaking sunsets abound from almost every angle.

This home features a lavish entryway with lush landscaping and custom fountain…

A Spacious “Great Room” with unique Canterra Stone floors, crown molding, and coved-grid ceilings.

Gourmet Kitchen with slab granite counters, custom solid-raised panel maple cabinetry and Viking stainless appliances.

This 2-story, 4 Bedroom with in-suite baths,  powder room, large media room/den and more comes in at about  3,626 sq ft of living space  is now for sale for $4,995,000.

Hope you enjoyed having a “in-side view” of the home that Sandra once shared with her Bad Boy Jesse James!

We all can’t have a large beautiful home like this, but we can make the one we have

Have a GREAT week,

Cathy C

XOXOXO

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Happy Mother’s Day from The Trendy Bed

The History of Mother’s Day!

I wanted to do something different for  Mother’s Day -  I hope you enjoy, I know I learned a lot.

Celebrating motherhood is a historical tradition dating back almost as far as mothers themselves.   A number of ancient cultures paid tribute to mothers as goddesses, including the ancient Greek, who celebrated Rhea, the mother of all Gods.

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Rhea, Mother of All Gods

One of the earliest historical records of a society celebrating a Mother deity can be found among the ancient Egyptians, who held an annual festival to honor the goddess Isis, who was commonly regarded as the Mother of the pharaohs.

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Isis, Mother of the Pharaoh's

So the story goes, after Isis’ brother-husband Osiris was slain and dismembered in 13 pieces by their jealous brother Seth, Isis re-assembled Osiris’ body and used it to impregnate herself. She then gave birth to Horus, whom she was forced to hide amongst the reeds lest he be slaughtered by Seth. Horus grew up and defeated Seth, and then became the first ruler of a unified Egypt. Thus Isis earned her stature as the Mother of the pharaohs.

Yet the Roman root of Mother’s Day is perhaps more precisely found in the celebration of the Phrygian goddess Cybele, or Magna Mater (Great Mother).

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Cybele, Great Mother

The Roman celebration of Magna Mater fell between March 15 and March 22, just around the same time as the Greek festival in honor of Rhea. Referred to as Hilario, games were held in honor of the Mother of the gods.  Also customary was a procession through the streets with a statue of the goddess carried at the head,  followed by a display of elaborate arts and crafts.

In the 1600′s a clerical decree in England broadened the celebration to include real Mothers, earning the name Mothering Day.  Mothering Day became an especially compassionate holiday toward the working classes of England.  During this Lenten Sunday,  servants and trade workers were allowed to travel back to their towns of origin to visit their families.

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Mothering Day in UK

Mothering Day also provided a one-day reprieve from the fasting and penance of Lent so that families across England could enjoy a sumptuous family feast—Mother was the guest of honor.  Mothers were presented with cakes and flowers, as well as a visit from their beloved and distant children.

HISTORY OF AMERICAN CELEBRATION

When the first English settlers came to America, they discontinued the tradition of Mothering Day.  While the British holiday would live on, the American Mother’s Day would be invented—with an entirely new history—centuries later.  One explanation for the settlers’ discontinuation of Mothering Day was that they just didn’t have time; they lived under harsh conditions and were forced to work long hours in order to survive.

Another possibility, however,  is that Mothering Day conflicted with their Puritan ideals.  Fleeing England to practice a more conservative Christianity without being persecuted, the pilgrims ignored the more secular holidays,  focusing instead on a no-frills devotion to God.  For example, even holidays such as Christmas and Easter were much more somber occasions for the pilgrims, usually taking place in a Church that was stripped of all extraneous ornamentation.

The first North American Mother’s Day was conceptualized with Julia Ward Howe’s  Mother’s Day Proclamation in 1870.  Despite having penned The Battle Hymn of the Republic 12 years earlier, Howe had become so distraught by the death and carnage of the Civil War that she called on Mother’s to come together and protest what she saw as the futility of their Sons killing the Sons of other Mothers.

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Julia Ward Howe

In 1873  women’s  groups in 18 North American cities observed this new Mother’s holiday.   Howe initially funded many of these celebrations,  but most of them died out once she stopped footing the bill.   The city of Boston, however, would continue celebrating Howe’s holiday for 10 more years.

A West Virginia women’s group (Mother’s Work Day Club) led by Anna Reeves Jarvis began to celebrate an adaptation of Howe’s holiday.  In order to re-unite families and neighbors that had been divided between the Union and Confederate sides of the Civil War, the group held a Mother’s Friendship Day.

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Anna Reeves Jarvis and Daughter

Anna Reeves Jarvis helped spearhead the national movement of activist motherhood.   She aided BOTH sides of the Civil War with camp sanitation and medical care, promoted universal access of medicine to the poor, and organized Mother’s Work Day Clubs in 1858.

After Anna Reeves Jarvis died, her daughter Anna M. Jarvis campaigned for the creation of an official Mother’s Day in remembrance of her mother and in honor of peace.

Anna M. Jarvis

In 1908, Anna petitioned the superintendent of the church where her Mother had spent over 20 years teaching Sunday School.  Her request was honored,  and on May 10, 1908,  the first official Mother’s Day celebration took place at Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia and a church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Anna Jarvis quit working and devoted herself full time to the creation of Mother’s Day, endlessly petitioning state governments, business leaders, women groups, churches and other institutions and organizations.   She finally convinced the World’s Sunday School Association to back her,  a key influence over state legislators and congress.

In 1912 West Virginia became the first state to officially recognize Mother’s Day, and in 1914  Woodrow Wilson signed it into national observance,  declaring the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

I learned a lot today on this subject and I’m glad I wrote this…  I wish I could tell my Mom “Happy Mother’s Day” today and every other day.    She is gone of this world and I’m 100% sure she is happy being back in her lovers arms, my Dad!

To all you Mothers,   please have a GREAT day and take this one day and be specially nice to yourself,  you deserve it.

Flowers from my Heart to You!

Flowers from my Heart to You!

Cathy C

XOXOXOXO

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April’s Celebrity Trendy Home…

This month’s Celebrity home is that of Kara DioGuardi’s,  her Spanish- style home is nestled high in the Hills above Hollywood.   We all know her as a prolific songwriter and one of the judges on American Idol.
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Kara DioGuardi - this month's Celebrity Home Showcase

This a picture of Kara DioGuardi, and my girlfriend Laura Thompson, at The Connected Celebrity Gift Suite that The Trendy Bed show cased their bedding.   I must say Kara was very friendly and stood and talked to Laura and I about the contestants on last season’s American Idol.   Laura was just a little star struck when I said,   “smile for a picture”.

Inside Kara DioGuardi's Hollywood Hills Home

The gated house, built in 1964,  has city and canyon views, wood-beamed ceilings, an open floor plan, extensive decks and a spa.   Kara home has 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, and sit in 3,40 square feet.    The living spaces in Kara DioGuardi’s open plan home blend seamlessly as seen in this picture.

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The Spanish-style house has two fireplaces and beamed wooden ceilings.    The quest unit has its own entrance, living room, kitchen and bathroom.

Celebrity Show Case - Kara DioGuardi

Celebrity Show Case - Kara DioGuardi

The entertaining and living area extends to the deck, which has city and mountain views.    Kara has written hundred of songs, including more than 165 on multiplatinum  albums, and worked with Celine Dion, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Pink and  “Idol” winner Kris Allen, among others.    A record producer and singer too, she owns Arthouse Entertainment, a publishing company.

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This patio provides the song writer and TV personality with a shady spot to write some lyrics,  or for a little  al fresco dining.

Kara currently has this home on the market for $1,649,000,  all these pictures were brought to you by “Hot Property” of the LA Times.com.

Thank you for visiting The Trendy Home,   I hope you enjoyed this months celebrity show case home that of Kara DioGuardi’s.


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This Month’s Celebrity Home…

Our first Celebrity’s home is that of the home of   “So You Think You Can Dance”  judge,  Nigel Lythgoe.    Featured in the LA Times Hot Properties:

Back of Home – Contemporary Mediterranean home, built in 1972, has 20′ high living room ceiling.

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Upstairs looking down into Formal Living Room with Christmas Tree in the corner

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Beautiful French Kitchen with Marble Counter tops.

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Large,  20 ‘ high ceiling Formal Living Room with Baby Grand Piano,  fireplace on the west wall.

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Formal Dining Room right off the Formal Living Room.

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Beautiful view at night of the LA  City view.

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One of the two Master Bedroom suites with balconies.

This home has five bedrooms and five bathrooms,  approx.  4,000 square feet.

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A dancer since childhood, Lythgoe, 60, is executive producer, co-creator and a judge on the dance competition how “So You Think You Can Dance” and he is an executive producer and director for “American Idol”.

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A one-bedroom, one bathroom guest house overlooks a swimming pool with a waterfall.

Hope you enjoying looking at our first “Celebrity Home” on  The Trendy Home.com.

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Connect Gift Suite continued..

As I previously blogged, on February 20th and 21st I attending the Connected Academy Awards Off-Site Gift Suite at Universal Studios.  I have so many pictures to share on my actual web site:  http://www.thetrendybed.com/trendy_celebrities,  or on my blogs.    Here are some more to share:

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The Trendy Bed would like to thank all the celebrities that came by and visited, signed the Pillow Case that will go to Charity, signed the guest book, and allowed us to take their picture.   The Trendy Bed gave away Bridal Satin Pillow Cases as a token gift to the celebrities that signed the pillow case.

Thank you to my good friend Laura Thompson and my Son, Michael for taking the time to help me out,  we sure did have fun!

Visit The Trendy Bed.com, the one site that truly specializes just on the BEDROOM!

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Academy Awards Off-Site Gift Suite…

The Trendy Bed @ The Academy Awards

Last Friday and Saturday I was attending one of the many Academy Awards Off-Site Gift Suites that were being held all around Hollywood in preparation for the Oscars on Sunday afternoon.   It’s like a trade show to the celebrities where you show your products to the stars and you can take your picture with the stars, and of them holding your products.  It’s all about getting your name and your product out there.

At the event I was showing them our Bridal Satin line,  Egyptian Cotton Bamboo Sheets, and our 1200 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton sheets.  The product was received very well by the celebrities, I must say the Bamboo Sheets was the hands down winner.

They were gifted with a bridal satin pillow case and jelled hot/cold eye masks for their sleeping and relaxing pleasure.   It was our way of saying thank you for taking the time to come and visit with us and getting to know our products.

It was a great two days and I must say everyone was very nice,  down to earth, respectful, it was a lot of fun!

I have created a Celebrity Page on my web site,  please go to the link and enjoy the pictures.

Visit The Trendy Bed.com, the one site that caters to the Rich and Famous for all there Trendy Bedding needs!

Cathy @ The Trendy Bed.com

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