We are both excited and shocked that 2013 has arrived. It seems like yesterday I was toasting to the start of 2012. PurseBlog changed so much in 2012 and we are excited to bring you along with us in 2013 for many more additions.
As each year passes, we feel incredibly lucky to be sharing the journey of PurseBlog with you. 2012 brought so much and we are excited for all the amazing projects and journey 2013 will bring. Thanks to all of you for all you do, for your comments and visits, and we hope to bring you more of the latest and greatest in the designer handbag world this year.
We love having the opportunity to work with other amazing sites around the interwebs and do it as often as we can. This time, we’re working with an awesome new site called Glossi.com, which mixes personal publishing with social media. I remember first hearing how this site would work and thought it might be too good to be true.
Every year, the color experts at Pantone get together and consult their crystal balls to tell us what’s going to be happening in the year ahead. The company’s track record on predicting elections and natural disasters is somewhat spotty, but when it comes to telling us which colors will be hot in the coming 12 months, Pantone’s usually right on the nose.
I’m one of those (annoyingly) festive holiday people who loves decorating, still wants to sit on Santa’s lap, sings every holiday song I know and dreams of a white Christmas each year. I’ve been humming a variety of holiday tunes in the office recently, and I’m waiting for someone on the team to give me a swift kick in the rear; even I know it can be rather irksome.
It’s been one crazy year thus far, but we have so much to be thankful for. Vlad and I are thankful for our family, friends, health, and great blessings. And on top of that, we are thankful for our work; from our amazing team we have the pleasure of calling our coworkers to our fabulous forum members and readers.
Earlier this week, the PurseBlog Team along with over a third of our country was and continues to be affected by the devastating Superstorm Sandy. We fared extremely well and feel very lucky, but others are still struggling. We are working hard to get PurseBlog back to normal, but in the meanwhile we wanted to check on all of our readers.
Of course the focus of PurseBlog is handbags, but the lifestyle that goes along with loving designer handbags spreads into the entire luxury lifestyle. Handbags may be my first true love, but shoes, jewelery, and clothing are a close second. I spend hours scouring websites and always find myself lost in categories other than handbags and mentally putting together outfits.