Valentine’s Day from a UK Consumer Culture Perspective

LOVE this article posted on the Northstar website this week about tips for brands who want to leverage the (evolving) relevance of valentines day.  Has a cheeky UK touch I am sure the VDay haters will love.  🙂  You can link to this as well as more great content here: http://www.northstarhub.com/blog/perspectives/valentines-day-love-consumerism/ Valentine’s Day Love & … Continue reading Valentine’s Day from a UK Consumer Culture Perspective

Ringing It In And Other Rituals: New Year’s Traditions From Around The World

How do you celebrate the new year? Booze? Lentils? Party Hats? Resolutions? New Year's is one of those holidays that, regardless of where you live (provided you are connected to civilization and not living off the grid or in a tree), is celebrated by most people around the world. Many cultures have similar traditions but … Continue reading Ringing It In And Other Rituals: New Year’s Traditions From Around The World

Get Your Christmas Style On! Sociology Of Style 5 Outfits Of Christmas

It's not necessarily a day of rest:  it' Christmas!  On Christmas day most of us don't lay around in one place all day.  There are family visits, Church and all kinds of stops in between.  Good thing the folks over at Sociology of Style have thought of everything to get us through! http://sociologyofstyle.com/2012/12/24/the-5-outfits-of-christmas-and-some-holiday-tech-tips/ The 5 … Continue reading Get Your Christmas Style On! Sociology Of Style 5 Outfits Of Christmas

The Gift Of Stress? Pontification On The Anthropological Origins of Exchanging Gifts

The holiday season in the U.S. is a wondrous time of year when we choose to prioritize family over work, corniness over being "cool" and eating tons of fat and sugar over a proper balanced diet. it's also a time of year when we all gain a few extra gray hairs racking our brains over … Continue reading The Gift Of Stress? Pontification On The Anthropological Origins of Exchanging Gifts

Holiday Party Context From Sociology Of Style

  I love it when the holiday tips come with a little bit of context.  Thanks to Sociology of style for elaborating on the social significance of partying and helping us with some tools for surviving the merriment. Holiday Bacchanalia & Collective Effervescence: The Social Significance of Partying No holiday is complete without its accompanying … Continue reading Holiday Party Context From Sociology Of Style