Archives for October 4, 2013

Brian James™ New Essential Women’s Footwear Collection Angie Ballet Flat a Mom-Must-Have for anytime of the year!

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Angela Edgeworth, founder of the award-winning and fastest growing children’s footwear brand, was inspired to develop her women’s footwear line, Brian James Footwear, following years of countless requests from moms, celebrities and fans who were seeking the same quality, comfort and style they learned to love from pediped®.


Refusing to sacrifice comfort and quality, the collection highlights season essentials that are certain to become a staple in any woman’s wardrobe.  Brian James™ reflects a sense of timelessness and relaxed elegance, focusing on luxurious fabrics and a perfect fit. Each Brian James™ style offers a soft, flexible sole and all leather uppers and linings. This line meets the needs of every trendsetter’s desire for style and every shopper who puts comfort first.


Brian James™ Fall Winter Collection features great looking comfy boots, wedges and flats.  The collection is available in EU sizes 36-41 (US 5.5-11).

3-5 Wedge Pump Noir 2 3-5 Wedge Boot Noir


I received the Angie Ballet Flat and they are great for every day or for a date night out! You may remember my featuring the comfortable sandals over the summer but I love these ballet flats and they are great for Fall! I received a pair in black and they are stylish and comfortable! This style is a chic and timeless ballet flat, available in noir, cognac and rouge, will transition perfectly from spring into fall. Complete with sheep leather, elastic topline, and featuring a memory foam insole and flexible rubber outsole, this creates the ultimate ballet flat that is classy and comfortable.


Available for purchase online at and in select retail stores.


About Brian James™

Henderson, Nevada-based Brian James Footwear was founded in 2012 by Angela Edgeworth, best known for creating pediped®, the award winning children’s footwear brand.  The Brian James Collection is designed for women who adore fashion as much as they love comfort.  Brian James offers a range of boots, wedges and flats available in sizes 5.5-11 (EU 36-41).  For more information visit

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Self Disclosure: I received a pair of Angie Ballet Flats free to facilitate this feature.



The Queen Mary’s Annual Dark Harbor The New Ringmaster’s Circus Freak Show



The legendary Queen Mary welcomes the return of a frightful Halloween tradition with their annual Dark Harbor event October 3 through November 2, 2013. For 17 haunted evenings guests will experience the deadliest show on earth featuring a new horrific circus of spectacles, freaks and sideshows inspired by some of the ship’s most infamously haunted spirits and tales.


Dark Harbor is pleased to introduce the newest spirit character, The Ringmaster, as she orchestrates the freaks and monsters through the nightmare of evil. The Ringmaster, The Captain and their gaggle of ghosts including Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry and Scary Mary have conjured up an all-new bloodcurdling vintage circus under the big top tent inside the deadly dome.


“Through the actual haunted history of the ship we are able to increase the fright factor for Dark Harbor each year,” commented JJ Wickham, production designer and art director of Dark Harbor. “With the new Ringmaster spirit and her cast of freaks leading the circus- inspired festivities, this season’s event is sure to be the scariest yet.”


An all-new circus maze featuring a terrifying MAD house will disorient guest’s illusions through fatally horrific magic, paranormal wonders and spirited thrills like never before seen. A new freak show of devilish entertainers invites guests to “step right up” and experience fierce and terrifying freaks from beyond the grave.  The new Coney Island inspired vintage circus ride “ferris-squel,” mini mazes and chilling side shows will have visitors shocked in awe.


The Queen Mary is often cited as one of the most haunted places in the world. This gives the Dark Harbor event an authentic atmosphere unlike any other theme-park haunt.


Dark Harbor is not only the most unique haunted experience in Southern California but also the best value with ticket prices starting at just $20 online, with Fast Fright, VIP Passes and lodging packages also available. Want more Dark Harbor? Season passes include a General Admission and Fast Fright Pass and are currently available for just $50 through August 19th and $65 after August 19th (restrictions apply). Dark Harbor will be open October 3-5; 11-13; 17-20, 24-27 and Oct 31 – November 2 from 7 p.m. to midnight. For more information, or to purchase tickets online, visit


About the Queen Mary

Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include the award-winning Sir Winston’s and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar as well as a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum and Glory Days tour, guests of all ages love the Ghosts and Legends show, and the ship is currently featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit and Tea Room. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 314 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.

BREAST CANCER BENEFIT TAKES A FASHION TURN: The Queen Mary's Elegant Ballroom to Host Diana Designer Show


Recognized by fashionistas everywhere as one of the world’s most beautifully dressed women, the late Diana Princess of Wales was haute couture’s sought after muse.  The list of those who dressed Diana is abloom with the best of the best. From Catherine Walker and Christian Dior, the roster of top designers and stylists seeking her attention bespeaks Diana’s influence on taste, style and elegance.  From the ballroom to red carpet, hospital visits to schoolroom appearances, Diana was always the picture of appropriate fashion.


The Queen Mary, Pink Ribbons Crusade and Breast Cancer Angels – will present a fashion tribute to Diana (Oct 12) asRunway Alive in Pink makes its debut aboard the world’s most cherished ocean liner.  Set amidst the Art Deco elegance of the Queen’s Ballroom, once the gathering place for ocean traveling glitterati, the Breast Cancer themed fashion show will highlight apparel and accessories from the designers Diana favored most. Included will be ensembles and one-of-a-kind items by Marisa Baratelli, Mia Bella Couture, Renee Strauss, Catherine Walker, Christian Dior, Versace, Valentino and other celebrated fashion names.


In keeping with the royal theme, the models will include California titleholders led by Miss California 2013 and Miss America Runner-Up, Crystal Lee who will be performing ballet and Miss California 2012, Leah Cecil.


“Each October we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month – as a celebration of life and survival.  While noting the passing of its victims, this anniversary period proactively recognizes the global effort to combat the disease while honoring and uplifting those struggling daily and those having won their personal battle with breast cancer.  Our fashion gala seeks to address each of these messages while adding a touch of Diana glamour to the conversation,” said Steve Sheldon, Director of Special Events, Queen Mary.      


DETAILS:  Runway Alive In Pink will be held in the Grand Salon on October 12, 2013. Doors open at 10 a.m.  Tickets include sit-down luncheon, fashion show, designer boutiques, silent auction, gift bag, free parking and admission to“Diana: Legacy of a Princess.”  Prices range from $99-$200.  For more information, visit


About the Queen Mary                   

Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary features award-winning restaurants, historical attractions, numerous special event salons and 314 staterooms. The Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibition will be showcased in a specially-designed 9,000 square foot gallery on the ship’s Sun Deck.  For more information or for reservations, see or call (800) 437-2934.

About Pink Ribbons Crusade

Pink Ribbons Crusade is a 501(c)(3) total-volunteer organization which raises funds for Breast Cancer prevention and awareness.  It does so with its traveling exhibit which features the world’s largest private collection of Princess Diana Dresses plus a fabulous array of British Royal historical memorabilia. Founded in early 2000, it is a Texas-based charity consisting of a small band of volunteers who believe in continuing Diana’s charitable lead of giving back, expecting no reward, and making a significant difference in the world in which we live. Visit:


About Breast Cancer Angels of Southern California

Proceeds from the event will benefit Breast Cancer Angels, a well-respected Southern California charity which helps with the many needs of Breast Cancer patients and survivors struggling with bills, medical needs, legal matters, and family responsibilities. Founded in 2000, this 501(c)(3) is extremely unique since it operates with less than 3% administrative fees. To learn more about this outstanding “grassroots” organization, visit