the twist: je ne sais quoi

2011 the year of the flood, tornado, earthquake, terrorist, the unexpected and the inevitable…and yes, people are flocking to a small town in southwestern france to await the end of the world in 2012.  the lucky town is burarach.  it is a small village with a population of less than 200 under the mountain pic de burarach.  so you’re thinking some survival kit, i’m thinking wine survival ..hey it’s france after all…with some of the finest vineyards in the world. 

more twists:   the grigio 4-piece wine set is a classic way to carry around all the wine survival tools you will need for 2012 and beyond.  the dark, mysterious spray rubber wine bottle case includes a waiter corkscrew, pour/stopper combination and a drip ring.  and just in case all the end of the worlders have to return home to the usa, the set meets fda requirements.  but just in case it all ends, and archeologists find your bottle, your logo will be on display for posterity.  now that’s a win win. 

do the twist:  at creative-crossroads we create lifestyle promotions for all of your events.  whether you are showing up in france for the end of the world, or planning the next international conference,  add  some  je ne sais quoi to your promotional products.   always creative,  bon appetit, always promotional,  bon buvons…world without end…creative-crossroads.


the twist: a little kitsch

well the weather outside is frightful, if you are living in florida this week.  but as the song goes, it’s that time of year.  and in a couple of weeks, the new year will be upon us.  new year revelers always  bring out the kitsch, the feathered party hats, oversized glitzy eyeglasses emblazoned with the new year, sparkling noise makers, fireworks,  freezing tourists in times square, and lots of bubbly. so you have to admit these champagne sequined glasses are over the top kitsch and should really get the party started.

more twists:  these celebratory gold glitter champagne sunglasses are just the touch to greet 2011.  and here’s the bonus, each pair is manufactured with 400 UV protection from the sun or the morning of january 1.  aspirin.  your brand can be imprinted on the temple.  the best part, you can use these for any celebration or happy occasion in 2011.  a great promotion for restaurants, champagne distributors, wine bars, event planners, country clubs and anyplace people gather to celebrate.

 do the twist:  like you i hope for all good things in the new year. enjoy a little fun and be safe as we welcome 2011.   you definitely want to be part of the great year i have planned for you at creative-crossroads.  lots of new ideas to brand your logo and share the marketing love.  creative-crossroads, always creative, always promotional. 

the twist: ducky

ambra decanter

a little story from my childhood.  as a kid, i had the great fortune to spend summers at my grandmother’s house.  one day she brought home a small cardboard box holding a baby duckling.  my favorite book at that time was “make way for ducklings” by robert mccloskey.  loved the mallard family.  my mother would read that book to me on her lap. now i had the real thing to nurture and care for in my lap.  what luck.  well this baby duckling grew up to be a full-grown duck i named paddle foot.  he loved to go to the beach, hang with the kids, chase a frisbee  and  generally terrorize the dogs in the neighborhood.  we let him roam free and he lived a long life.  so when i saw this ambra duck decanter i could not help but tell my ducky story.

do the twist:  the ambra duck is a mouth-blown wine decanter. the lines are so interesting.  it flows like the wine you will pour inside.  these flowing curves allow for faster aeration.  very important.   an interesting gift for wine clubs, wine tastings, wine lifestyle promotions, wineries, distributors and importers.  can’t forget about you.  visualize your logo  deep etched and  gift boxed for a beautiful presentation. 

more twists:  in vino veritas.  and why not in a lead free ducky decanter.   for more from my wine boutique, including stemware,  tumblers and stemless designs and  gifts to enhance the taste, bouquet and the wine drinking experience,  seek promotional perfection at   wine is the constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.  thank you ben franklin.   creative-crossroads promotional products, always creative, always promotional.