Culture. Fashion. Flavors. Everything that inspires us to move forward in life.
Author: Hannah Litman
ABOUT WINK COMMUNICATIONS
Crafting Conversations | Directing Dialogues | Manifesting Movements
Wink Communications is a boutique agency comprised of big-picture thinkers, inspired creators and outside-the-box innovators who take a 360-degree approach to brand building.
At the core of everything we do, we are crafting conversations, directing dialogue and managing movements.
We take out the middlemen to engineer fully integrated, holistic and customized creative marketing strategies via the following services:
Digital: Strategy, Social Media, Website Development, Blogs, Newsletters
Creative: Design, Brand identity
Public Relations: Media kits, Press release, Media outreach
Events: Sponsorship alignment, Coordination
Management: Strategic Planning, Business Development, Sales & Marketing
Hannah's writing career began at Elle magazine and The Daily Telegraph (London, England), where she experienced the heady world of fashion under the watchful eye of industry leaders such as Hilary Alexander, Fiona McIntosh and Melanie Rickey. This in turn led to contracts with WGSN, Women’s Own, Woman & Home, NYLON, M, Condé Nast Traveller, Daily Candy, and more. At 25, Hannah jetted off to New York, where she co-founded and directed Profile magazine and its content development offshoot, EMagMaker. Consequentially, Hannah realized her niche talent for developing bespoke content solutions and on-brand communication products. She has since worked with an impressive portfolio of lifestyle-industry clients, including Tommy Hilfiger, Chico's, Soma Intimates, Zumba, Carnival Cruise Lines, Silversea, Sandow Media, Shops at Bal Harbour, Royal Flowers, Killing Kittens, Beauty & the Dirt, getabstract.com, South Beach Group, Zindigo and GinnyBakes
Fine art and food are not necessarily natural bed partners, although for city travelers they are both essential elements of a world-class vacation—particularly in Europe. Both are also integral to the Celebrity Cruises® modern luxury experience, not to mention that the preparation of fine food is itself an art form that so many of us delight in—whether as creators or consumers.
A new cookbook, Monet’s Palate Cookbook, by Aileen Bordman and Derek Fell (Gibbs Smith), speaks to two of Claude Monet’s lesser-known passions—gardening and fine cuisine—shedding light on the private life of the very public painter. Though many art lovers are more than familiar with the Giverny house where Monet lived and its garden, which boasted the now infamous waterlillies heralded by the green Japanese bridge, food lovers will delight in uncovering the detailed description of Monet’s two-acre kitchen garden, as well as the recipes it has inspired.
Maria Ho, who is currently ranked in the world’s top 3 best female poker players (she’s been last woman standing in two World Series of Poker finals) is also extremely well traveled, globe trotting on frequent trips to Europe, the Caribbean, and Australasia. However, you might know her best as a contestant on the 15th season of award-winning CBS show, The Amazing Race.
Born in Taiwanhttp://www.celebritycruises.com/destinations/ports/taipei, Maria moved to LA with her parents and sister at the age of 4. She attended the University of California at San Diego and received a degree in communication studies and a minor in law. It was then that she picked up poker, playing occasionally for fun with friends. After graduating, Maria moved back to Los Angeles and built enough confidence and skill set to pursue poker professionally. Taking the industry by storm just one year after launching her career, Maria played in The World Series of Poker and, in 2007 and was The Last Woman Standing, finishing 38th out of over 6,000 players. In 2011, she won the same title, finishing 27th at the World Series of Poker Europe main event, which—to date—makes her the first and only player to ever hold both titles at the 2 tournaments’ main events, which have earned her more than $1.6 million in the short course of her whirlwind career.
We recently caught up with Maria to discuss poker-playing prowess and world-class travel.
What would be your top 5 tips for poker playing novices?
Study and apply yourself to the game. There is always something more to learn about poker and tons of resources to help you become a great player.
Be humble and realize there is always room for improvement. Be willing to honestly look at the holes in your game and correct them.
Buying gifts for the people we love most can often be challenging—we want them to be thoughtful, personal, and demonstrative of our sentiments. Additional woes, such as purchasing a present for the person who has everything, traveled everywhere, and has discerning international tastes to boot, only serve to make the pursuit more difficult. So, with May around the corner, cue Mother’s Day-buying angst for so many of us who want to shower Mom with love, gratitude, and—of course—a gift she’ll cherish and enjoy. With this in mind, we’ve curated our favorite presents for the Moms out there with wanderlust.
We’re a little bit smitten with this subscription box service that’ll bring Mom a taste of world travel right to her doorstep. Choose from a single stop, a “6-Month Journey,” or a “1-Year World Tour,” and Mom will receive a culinary expedition of six or seven signature delicacies selected by a celebrated chef from the “country of the month.”