How could we resist ya?
Tony Award Winning show Mamma Mia makes its way to San Diego for a six month stay at the Walk Theatre-San Diego. (more…)
How could we resist ya?
Tony Award Winning show Mamma Mia makes its way to San Diego for a six month stay at the Walk Theatre-San Diego. (more…)
Tickets On Sale Now For San Diego County’s Largest Contemporary Fine Art Show
Redwood Media group announces the return of Art San Diego, the county’s premiere contemporary fine art show, for its 10-year anniversary from Oct. 18 – Oct. 21, 2018, at the Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Art San Diego, with presenting sponsor UBS Financial Services, is highly regarded in the industry for cutting-edge exhibitions, in-depth Art Labs and attracting more than 15,000 attendees.
The Emmy Award-Winning Master Chef Will Draw Inspiration From “An Evening in China” Theme
WildAid announced Martin Yan, renowned T.V. chef and food writer, will be the celebrity guest chef for its annual gala Nov. 10 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. (more…)
We couldn’t be more thrilled that our client Jackson Design and Remodeling has an incredible designer competing in this year’s HGTV “Faces of Design” competition. (more…)
Run, don’t walk, to get your hands on Painted Polish’s newest collection! ‘5-Year Anniversary Duo’ is a collection featuring two shades of pale peridot in two different finishes: Here’s to 5 Years and Stamped in Honeydew. (more…)
On the weekend of July 13, our very own Chloe Janda volunteered her time to run the San Diego LGBT Pride PR campaign for the second year in a row. (more…)
WildAid, a wildlife conservation group working to end the illegal wildlife trade and the poaching of elephant ivory, shark fins and rhino horn, has partnered with the filmmakers of Jurassic World, as well as star Bryce Dallas Howard, to produce a PSA campaign helping to save the endangered rhinoceros from extinction.
We are excited to be working with our new client, Fluent Forever, a modern guide to learning new languages quickly and efficiently. While immersion is one way to learn a language, most people cannot devote that much of their lives to learning a new language. Fluent Forever provides a practical way to learn a new language from a memory standpoint
They say a glass of wine a day keeps doctor away. Although at Vintage Hollywood, there was probably more than just one glass…
On June 9, Vintage Hollywood raised more than $200,000 at its annual food and wine tasting event, benefiting The People Concern, one of LA’s largest nonprofits fighting homelessness.
Lee and London is very excited to announce that The People Concern hosted the Inaugural “Celebrating Change” gala! The People Concern is a nonprofit organization striving to end homelessness in Los Angeles. All money raised at the gala will go directly toward helping the homeless in Los Angeles by providing services like mental health care, housing services, domestic violence services, life skills, income assistance, medical care and outreach.
The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture has announced the lineup for its 23rd Annual San Diego Jewish BookFest! From a super cool “speed dating with book authors” event to a brunch with the “Queen of American Jewish Cooking” Joan Nathan, to a “Civil Debate: The Future of on Israel’s Soul” with JJ Goldberg and Jonathan S. Tobin, this year’s schedule is packed full of amazing discussions and presentations. Don’t miss out! Get your tickets today. Check out the full press release below. (more…)
Timeframe: May – August (more…)
Take a look at some of this year’s top ads and tell us your favorite! (more…)
1. Get an internship, or two, or three- Most PR agencies will not consider you a “strong” applicant for an entry level postion unless you have had at least two (or even three) internships within the field. Learn all you can in your internships and show potential employers you’ve learned the basic PR skills, like navigating clipping services, producing coverage reports and building media lists. These tasks may seem basic, but they are time consuming to learn, and an internship is the best way to get familiar with programs like Cision, Burrelles, SproutSocial and Vocus. (more…)
Actor Josh Duhamel Presented with Wildlife Champion Award Saturday, November 11 at Charity’s Annual Fundraising Gala in Los Angeles
(November 12, 2017 – Beverly Hills, Calif.) – WildAid, the global nonprofit organization leading the fight to end the illegal wildlife trade, held its annual fundraising gala, “An Evening With WildAid,” Saturday, November 11 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. WildAid is the only group to focus exclusively on reducing demand for illegal wildlife products through public awareness campaigns. With the simple message “When the Buying Stops, the Killing Can Too,” WildAid works with government, business and media partners as well as celebrities and high profile individuals to advocate consumer change.
With sponsors including the TOMS Animal Initiative, “An Evening With WildAid” brought out celebrities including Josh Duhamel, Bo Derek, Maggie Q, Dylan McDermott, John Corbett, Cassidy Freeman, Tricia Helfer, Donna D’Errico, Kristin Bauer, Thomas Gibson, Jonathan Tucker, Violett Beane, Laura Linda Bradley, Olesya Rulin, Jackie Siegal, Jeb Corliss, Ikumi Yoshimatsu, Alvester Martin and many more. Grammy award winning producer David Foster provided the musical entertainment with special guest performances by Katharine McPhee, Pia Toscano, Brenna Whitaker, Nathan Granner and Rogelio Douglas, Jr.
“We had an amazing night beyond our expectations in raising funds to power forward our campaigns,” said WildAid CEO Peter Knights.
Entertainment Tonight correspondent Keltie Knight presented actor Josh Duhamel with the 2017 Wildlife Champion Award.
Duhamel has been an advocate for WildAid filming several public service announcements for the organization and using his celebrity status on social media to engage new audiences and to spread awareness of the illegal wildlife trade and its detrimental effects on endangered species worldwide.
“An Evening With WildAid” featured a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception with silent auction. Guests enjoyed a three-course dinner by James Beard award-winning chef Tracey Des Jardins, owner of San Francisco’s famed Jardinière, and Mary Sue Milliken, co-chef/owner of the popular, critically acclaimed Border Grill restaurants.
A highlight of the gala was WildAid CEO Peter Knights’ introduction of the organization’s new programs to protect endangered species and marine habitats. Knights also shared campaigns featuring WildAid’s portfolio of celebrity ambassadors, which includes Josh Duhamel, Lupita Nyong’o, Yao Ming, Jackie Chan, HRH Prince William, Leonardo DiCaprio, Maggie Q, the cast of the Walking Dead and many others.
WildAid produces impactful, compelling public service announcements that are Hollywood quality and distributes them to millions of viewers a week through pro bono media placement. WildAid’s campaigns have contributed to an 80% reduction in shark fin imports to China, a ban on ivory sales in China, and a 50% drop in the price of rhino horn in China and Vietnam.
About TOMS Animal Initiative
The TOMS Animal Initiative (TOMS) and WildAid joined forces early this year to launch a limited-edition footwear collection that supported WildAid’s conservation programs dedicated to the giant panda. Created by Heather Mycoskie, the TOMS Animal Initiative partners with nonprofit animal conservation organizations to raise awareness and support for global animal protection.
For photographs, video footage or to interview a WildAid expert, please contact Brendi Rawlin email@example.com +1 619 549 3066.
WildAid is a non-profit organization with a mission to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes. While most wildlife conservation groups focus on protecting animals from poaching, WildAid primarily works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products such as shark fin and elephant ivory by persuading consumers and providing comprehensive marine enforcement. Recent WildAid campaigns such as the #JoinTheHerd initiative have brought together millions of people to speak out about the poaching crisis affecting African elephants. With an unrivaled portfolio of celebrity ambassadors – including Prince William and Yao Ming – and global network of media partners, WildAid leverages $289 million in annual pro bono media support with a simple message: When the Buying Stops, the Killing Can Too. For more information, visit WildAid.org and follow us @WildAid.
(November 5, 2017 – San Diego) Redwood Media Group, which owns and operates Art San Diego along with five other art shows: Artexpo New York, Artexpo Las Vegas, Spectrum Miami, Red Dot Miami, and Art Santa Fe, announced today that after a successful move to the Wyland Center at Del Mar Fairgrounds, Art San Diego will return Oct. 18–21, 2018. (more…)
Applications are now being accepted for Winter 2018 Student Internships. Requirements:
We’re excited to welcome Chloe Janda to the team as PR Coordinator. Chloe previously served as PR Manager for San Diego Pride. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a degree in journalism. Her hobbies are yoga, bodysurfing, hiking, playing with her dog, Doodle, and photography. Fun Fact: Chloe was MVP of her college water polo team!
Send her a note to welcome her to the team! firstname.lastname@example.org
(July 24, 2017 – San Diego, Calif.) Redwood Media Group announces the return of Art San Diego, the largest contemporary art show in San Diego, for a four-day run Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 2017. With Presenting Sponsor UBS Financial Services, the annual event draws 15,000 attendees. Held for the last eight years in Balboa Park, this year’s show moves to a larger venue, the scenic Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. (more…)
WildAid is teaming up with Josh Duhamel, one of the stars of the soon-to-hit-theaters Transformers sequel, to let U.S. travelers know that the souvenir they buy may have cost an endangered animal its life. The campaign will air via PSAs and billboards across the country. Josh is a long-time supporter of WildAid and its mission to end the illegal wildlife trade. (more…)
Lake Tahoe’s only wine tasting boat cruise, Tahoe Tastings offers cruises Thursdays through Sundays from June – October
(Lake Tahoe, Calif. – March 28, 2017) – Tahoe Tastings announces it will begin daily, Thursday – Sunday cruises June 1, 2017. Tahoe residents and visitors are invited to experience the beauty of Lake Tahoe aboard the Golden Rose, a beautifully restored 1953 Chris Craft Venetian Water Taxi, while tasting a curated selection of high-end boutique wines from across Napa Valley and Northern California. (more…)
Check out a beautiful La Jolla, California kitchen remodel by client Jackson Design & Remodeling in the summer issue of Cottage White magazine. This gorgeous colonial coastal kitchen was designed by Tatiana Machado-Rosas and can be seen HERE on page 20.
Along with several other awards, this refreshing interpretation of Colonial style on the California coast was named Best Kitchen by the readers of Architectural Digest in their 2013 Before + After: Reader Kitchens contest. To view the full photo gallery on this project, click here.
Client World Skateboarding Federation began it’s 2017 Africa Skate Project program in South Africa this week, which reaches out to kids in poor areas to offer free skate clinics and mentoring. In addition, WSF gave away complete decks to the kids in attendance. Over the next few months over 100 decks will be given to kids at ASP stops across South Africa.
Skateboarding has been shown to keep kids off the street and away from crime. It develops positive traits including perseverance and creativity. The South African government has been active in seeking to expand the opportunities to expose kids to skateboarding.
The largest success story to demonstrate this concept is the Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley, California which was built to house the World Skateboarding Championships and then to serve as a year-round free public skate park. Studies by researchers at area universities as to the skate park’s impact have been overwhelmingly positive. To keep up to date with WSF news and activities, follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
We are excited to announce that San Diego nonprofit Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito has tapped Lee and London for PR support in 2017. After the success of LLPR’s initial engagement with BGC San Dieguito to help promote its annual “Youth of the Year” Awards in August, the LLPR team was brought on in December to assist the Clubs year-round with PR support. The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito serves more than 6,100 members in the San Dieguito (North coastal) area and impacts over 10,000 youth across San Diego County every year through six specialty programs and seven Clubhouses throughout Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Encinitas and Solana Beach.
Our team was excited to land two very big hits for our longtime client Jackson Design and Remodeling this week. We got two of their projects in national magazines, one in Cottages & Bungalows and one in Rustic Country Magazine. The staff from the magazines came down to San Diego with their photographer to style and shoot both homes. The first shoot was for a gorgeous traditional kitchen in La Jolla and the second shoot was a whole home (and barn) in Escondido. (more…)
New Skatepark will Host the 2017 Canadian Skateboarding Championships
World Skateboarding Federation and Olympic Park officials announced today a partnership to build a new world class skatepark in Montreal, Canada in Olympic Park, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The state-of-the-art park is planned to host future national and international skateboarding events, including the 2017 Canadian Skateboarding Championships. (more…)
No one escapes PR blunders, not even an extremely powerful military organization run by a near omnipotent super being. In honor of May the Fourth (International Galactic Star Wars Day), we decided to look at some of the biggest PR blunders made by the Empire. (more…)
The Berry Best Chocolate Fest is Coming to Liberty Station March 19
Sample Sensational Chocolates and Shop for Easter: Family Friendly Event Features Chocolate Pie Eating Contest, Cupcake Decorating Station, an Easter Bunny Photo Booth and San Diego’s Tastiest Chocolates
The Berry Best Chocolate Fest comes to Liberty Station on Saturday, March 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (more…)
The March issue of French Style Magazine featured a gorgeous French Country kitchen remodeled by client Jackson Design and Remodeling. The 5-page spread also includes tips for designing a French Country kitchen. Check out the full spread – CLICK HERE.
Stuck in an uneventful and stagnate job? Do you catch yourself saying, “I HAVE to stay here ’til 5:00,” or “I GET to stay here ’til 5:00.” Okay, well maybe the word “get” is a little exaggerated, but the point is understood.
It is time to embrace Mondays.
Since coming aboard Lee & London, I have yet to call this place work. Why? I love my job. From the cohesive multi-generational unit of talented members to the upbeat, collaborative and positive work environment, at Lee & London, we come ready to ‘Win The Day.’ Our clients run the gauntlet from home design and remodeling to the San Diego Festival of Beer to the World Skateboarding Federation to up-and-coming action sports performance eyewear brand, Sikk Shades by Eddie Bauer Jr.
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for our summer internship, street team and Account Manager and Account Executive positions.
Mark. Your. Calendars.
On Thursday, July 9th, the L&L crew will be making the trek to AGENDA Long Beach for Malakye’s Summer 2015 Shmoozevent. We will be stationed from 11am – 3pm at the Long Beach Convention Center.
If you’re looking to be a part of this stellar team, we’d love to hear from you. Be sure to come check us out. You can register for the event, here. It is FREE! We are stoked to be there and are looking forward to meeting everyone! See you there!
Adios, spring. Aloha, summer!
On Saturday, June 20th, the 11th annual International Surfing Day will be celebrated around the world. The unofficial observance, which was founded by Surfing Magazine and the Surfrider Foundation, has become a global event held to mark the beginning of summer.
As much as surfing has given to us, it is appropriate that we return the favor.
Surfers of different styles, language, race, age and skill will grab their sticks and head down to their local watering hole in celebratory fashion. More than 30 countries this year will attend parties, contests, fundraisers, film screenings and educational beach clean-ups all in the name of honoring the past, present and future of surfing.
How are you celebrating ISD?
Below is a list of a few west coast events happening.
–Huntington Beach, CA: An epic World Record attempt is in the forecast tomorrow as riders will look to successfully ride the largest surfboard ever! There will be a beach-wide cleanup, live music and various other giveaways to follow. Sure to be a solid afternoon!
–San Diego, CA: Free outdoor movie screening of 5 Summer Stories at Veteran’s Plaza in Ocean Beach; plus games, raffle prizes, pizza and popcorn. Also, “Why I Love The Ocean!” video contest entries shown.
–San Clemente, CA: O’Neill beach cleanup at San Clemente Pier followed by a community-wide expression session
–San Francisco, CA: Aqua Surf Shop screening of Andrew Kidman’s newest flick, Spirit of Alaska and live music to follow featuring Kidman’s band, The Independent.
–Encinitas, CA: Wax Research Inc. / Sticky Bumps hosting beach-wide cleanup at Beacons Beach with bagels, coffee and complimentary wax.
All summer long we are teaming up with our client, Sikk Shades, as we will be hosting the inaugural Bro-Mo Tour. We will be cruising up and down Highway 101 searching for the next best talent.
It has been over 20 years since a true national skateboarding contest — one that isn’t invite only — was held in the U.S.
World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP) – the leading global skateboarding events management company — has partnered with leading independent skate shops across the nation. Eleven regional qualifying contests will be held in 11 cities this summer culminating in the first-ever U.S. Skateboarding Championships in Washington, D.C. Saturday, August 29. The total prize purse is $36,000 with $2,000 up for grabs at each regional qualifier.
1. Rhythm Skate Shop — Dallas, TX — June 20 WINNER: TAYLOR BRAY
2. PITCREW Skateboards — Frederick, MD — July 18
3. Hazard County Skate Park — McDonough, GA — July 18
4. Escapist Skate Shop — Kansa City, MO — July 19
5. Pharmacy Skate Shop– Los Angeles, CA — July 20
6. Pharmacy Skate Shop — Las Vegas, NV — July 20
7. Uprise Skateboards — Lake Bluff, IL — July 25
8. Shrunkenheads Skateboards — Sandy, OR — July 25
9. 3rd Lair Skatepark — Golden Valley, MN — July 26
10. KCDC Skate Shop — Brooklyn, NY — August 1
11. Skate Works Skate Shop — San Jose, CA — August 7
12. Washington D.C. — FINALS
The winner from each stop will earn themselves an automatic bid in the finals. The Finals at the nation’s capital will earn the chance to compete against the world’s best skaters, from over 50 countries, in the Skateboarding World Championships. This year’s world championships will be held at the Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa, Oct. 7-10.
Find a skate shop near you and be sure to come out. It is going to be an eventful summer and we are psyched to be a part of the madness. We’ll see you out there!
Third annual skate contest series will cover six cities in six weeks
(Houston, TX—May 6, 2015) Sikk Shades® – a new line of performance eyewear for the action sports market – is proud to sponsor TransWorld’s Come Up Tour. Starting May 9, the third annual amateur skate contest series will be touring the U.S. for six weeks in a row in search of the nation’s best unsponsored skateboarders. The tour will be stopping in major skate cities including Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Nashville, Milwaukee, Portland and San Diego. (more…)
Hold on to your Taste Buds: Lemon Zest & Garlic Fest is Coming to Downtown’s Waterfront Park July 18
Ultimate Summer Foodie Festival will Feature Beer Garden, Tasting Competition, Live Entertainment and Fun Activities for the Whole Family
(San Diego, CA—May 4, 2015) San Diego has a new foodie fest to get excited about: The inaugural Lemon Zest & Garlic Fest will take place Saturday, July 18, from noon to 5 p.m. at the San Diego Waterfront Park in Downtown. (more…)
Skateboarding World Championships Return to South Africa Oct. 7-10
For the first time, top finishers of international and U.S. contests, including Dew Tour, X Games, U.S. Skateboarding Championships and Street League, to earn spots in World Championships
(Sacramento, Calif. – February 24, 2015) – World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP) announced today that Kimberley, South Africa will once again host the Skateboarding World Championships, October 7-10, 2015. Thirty-eight countries and 250 skateboarders competed at last year’s event where Brazilian Kelvin Hoeffler beat some of the top names in skateboarding including Nyjah Huston, Tommy Fynn and Louie Lopez, to claim the world champion street title and a piece of skateboarding’s largest prize purse: $500,000.
This year’s Skateboarding World Championships are expected to draw the largest international field of any skate contest in history, with skaters from at least 50 countries expected to compete in five world championship events, including the Women’s Street Championships, Vert Championships, Big Air Championships, Rider Cup Team Championships and Men’s Street Championships.
This year for the first time, the Skateboarding World Championships will extend invitations to the top finishers of notable international contests like the Mystic Cup, Copenhagen Pro, the Turkish Skateboarding Championships, Bryggeriet Malmo and others around the world. Top finishers from U.S. contests, including X Games, Dew Tour, U.S. Skateboarding Championships and Street League, will also earn spots in the Skateboarding World Championships.
The 2015 Skateboarding World Championships will be held at the Kimberley Diamond Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore, which runs from Wednesday, October 7 – Saturday, October 10 in Kimberley, South Africa. The vert and street contests are held at the permanent, state-of-the-art Kumba Skate Plaza that was built for the contests and subsequently donated to the community. The Plaza saw more than 14,000 visitors in 2014, not including the over 20,000 who attended last year’s five-day Kimberley Diamond Cup and Skateboarding World Championship events.
The World Skateboarding Federation (WSF) has sanctioned the World Skateboarding Championships and will provide financial assistance to help pay for travel expenses for skaters in countries without government, corporate or federation support.
In the U.S., it’s typically the sponsors who pay for the skateboarders to travel, but in the rest of the world it doesn’t work that way, according to Tim McFerran, CEO of World Skateboarding Grand Prix, who is also on the board of the newly created World Skateboarding Federation.
“It became evident to us last year that there is a lack of organization, funding and resources in many countries in getting their top skateboarders to international events,” McFerran said. “We are still in the beginning stages of developing a worldwide contest circuit that feeds into one final, year-end cumulative contest, the Skateboarding World Championships, and we have made amazing progress and received worldwide support for what we are trying to do. In addition to the international, country, regional and the invite-only U.S. contests, we anticipate that we will have at least 50 countries represented in the Skateboarding World Championships in South Africa this year. If you’re a top skater in your country then you deserve to be in the world championships, and with the support of the World Skateboarding Federation we will ensure you are able to get to South Africa to represent your country.”
Turkish skateboarder Cenk Kulioglu was one of 35 international skaters who received financial assistance for travel expenses from the World Skateboarding Federation in order to compete in last year’s Skateboarding World Championships.
“I was chosen from Turkey, to go to South Africa to participate in the Kimberley Diamond Cup in 2014. It was the most amazing experience I have ever had,” said Kulioglu. “WSGP puts on the biggest contests in the world and has the biggest prize purse. The format is the best and most exciting in skateboarding. When I got there I realized how professional a skateboard contest can be. Everything was perfect. It was always my childhood dream to take part in a contest this big. To be part of the Skateboarding World Championships and to have it broadcasted around the world was a dream come true. I’d like to say thanks to World Skateboarding Federation for making it possible for me to be there!”
In addition to providing funding for top skaters to get to major events like the Skateboarding World Championships, WSF is also committed to providing leadership and direction, to link up with and establish national skateboarding federations and assist with building quality skate parks around the world.
For more information on the Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup visitwww.worldskateboardinginternational.com and www.kimberleydiamondcup.com. For information on the World Skateboarding Federation visit www.worldskateboardingfederation.org.
About World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP)
World Skateboarding Grand Prix is the global leader in skateboarding event management. WSGP hosts world-class skateboarding events globally with a commitment to help stimulate local economies through tourism and support youth development, especially those in underserved or impoverished communities. For the latest news and information on the 2015 Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup as well as other upcoming World Skateboarding Grand Prix events, including the U.S. Skateboarding Championships and the Turkish Skateboarding Championships, visitwww.worldskateboarding.com or check out our corporate site at www.worldskateboardinginternational.com.
About World Skateboarding Federation (WSF)
World Skateboarding Federation is the leader in providing skateboarders around the world with funds to help pay for travel expenses to attend international contests. WSF actively donates skateboards to youth in poverty stricken areas and supports worthwhile skateboarding organizations like Skateistan in South Africa. WSF is currently working with a number of countries, providing leadership and expertise, to help them form national federations. The mission of the World Skateboarding Federation is to promote skateboarding around the world; to grow and connect relevant skateboarders, organizations, brands and manufacturers for the further expansion of skateboarding; to assist in building quality skateparks; to provide financial assistance to top skateboarders to attend international skateboarding contests; to create a centralized judging and scoring system; and to provide a platform to create national, regional and local contests. World Skateboarding Federation is a USA incorporated nonprofit 501-c-3 organization. For more information visit www.worldskateboardingfederation.org.
Introducing Sikk Shades®: The New Standard in Performance Eyewear
Flash Electric™ Lens Technology Outperforms Polarized, Gives Athletes Clearer Vision and Better Depth Perception; Perfectly Balanced Frame Offers Better Fit and Embedded Non-Slip Nose Grip for All Day Wear
(Houston, TX—February 26, 2015) Sikk Shades® – a new line of performance eyewear for the action sports market – officially launches today. Developed by former Pro BMX Rider Eddie Bauer Jr., along with some of the industry’s top eyewear designers, Sikk Shades’ flagship frames, the Huckleberry and Qualifier (starting at $119.99) are now available online and in select retailers nationwide. Created specifically for athletes, and designed to withstand harsh weather and extreme conditions, Sikk Shades offer clearer vision and better depth perception than traditional polarized glasses, as well as a better fit and a non-slip, embedded nose grip for all-day wear and comfort.
Sikk Shades’® lenses utilize Flash Electric™ technology, which blocks short-wave light – the harmful light that leads to eye damage – and allows ample amounts of long-wave light in. This allows the wearer to avoid the distortion and depth perception issues common in most polarized lenses, while providing clear and unobstructed vision, a huge advantage if you’re on the track or hitting the slopes.
Each pair of Sikk Shades® features a non-slip nose grip embedded into the frame, keeping the glasses securely in place while athletes sweat, experience extreme weather and manage harsh terrain. The durable frames are made by one of Italy’s most respected, independent eyewear manufacturers and are perfectly balanced and weighted to fit better, without the painful pressure points behind the ear – allowing for all day wear and comfort.
“As a former pro BMX/Motorcross racer, I was frustrated by the polarized sunglasses I was wearing constantly distorting my vision, giving off that weird prism effect and causing depth perception issues – something that’s particularly problematic when you’re skating, snowboarding, riding motocross or BMX,” said Eddie Bauer Jr., founder and CEO of Sikk Shades®. “I started doing research to find an alternative to polarized lenses and found Flash Electric™ technology was the perfect solution. It outperforms polarized in virtually every aspect, providing superior vision while also letting in fewer damaging UV rays. From there, we developed the perfectly weighted and balanced frames, which eliminate the pressure points behind the ears and offer a very comfortable fit. We also embedded the nose grip right into the frame. We’ve had the glasses tested by our friends and colleagues in the industry and they’ve received incredible reviews. We’re excited to launch what we believe will be the new standard in performance eyewear for the action sports industry.”
Sikk Shades® has assembled an impressive roster of up-and-coming athletes from skate, surf, snow, BMX and motocross to test its flagship frames and to serve as brand ambassadors, including:
Surf: Paul Pluey, Vanina Walsh
Skate: Daniel Cuervo, Jose Cheese Chevalo
Snow: Ian Kuhn, Phil Smage, Jason Lozzi, Aaron Lozzi and Brandon Heitzenrater
Olympians: Lucas Mata (Australian bobsled team) and Mirela Rahneva (Olympian skeleton racer for Team Canada)
Motocross: Craig Robertson, Austin Politelli and Dylan French
BMX: Justin Carson (5-time Colorado State Champion)
Auto: Austin Ford and Kyle Keenan
To learn more about the Sikk Shades® Team, visit www.SikkShades.com.
About Sikk Shades®
Sikk Shades® is the new standard in performance eyewear for active lifestyles. After three years of research and development, Sikk Shades’ flagship frames, Huckleberry and Qualifier, offer action sports enthusiasts a fresh look while outperforming traditional polarized lenses. Founded by Eddie Bauer Jr. and tested by up-and-coming amateur and professional athletes, Sikk Shades utilize Flash Electric™ technology, which blocks harmful UV rays while avoiding the distortion and depth perception issues common in most polarized lenses. The perfectly balanced, Italian-made frames eliminate pressure points behind the ears for a better fit and all day wear and comfort. The non-slip nose grip is embedded right into the frame, keeping glasses firmly in place even in harsh conditions. For more information, visit www.sikkshades.com or follow the brand on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram.
L&L Client World Skateboarding Federation Announces Global Skateboarding Summit May 22-24
Early Registration Now Open through Feb. 28
(Istanbul, Turkey – February 12, 2015) — World Skateboarding Federation today announced that registration is now open for the first-ever Global Skateboarding Summit. The three-day summit will be held at the Conrad Hotel in Istanbul, May 22-24, 2015. Attendees who register before Feb. 28 will (more…)
KIMBERLEY DIAMOND CUP PRESENTED BY KUMBA IRON ORE ANNOUNCES 2015 SCHEDULE
World Skateboarding Grand Prix today released the Kimberley Diamond Cup (KDC) presented by Kumba Iron Ore schedule for 2015. Hosted in partnership with the Northern Cape Provincial Government, the Kimberley Diamond Cup will feature three Grand Slam regional qualifying events and fourteen Skateboarding for Hope community outreach initiatives leading up to skateboarding world championships event in Kimberley in October 2015. (more…)
As the new year gets under way, many San Diegans are inspired to refresh their homes and finally begin planning that long-overdue remodeling project. Kitchens are at the top of the list for many homeowners with open, inviting spaces that suit entertaining, one of the big, continuing trends for 2015.
We’re Hiring! Join us at AGENDA’s Schmooz event sponsored by Malakye! Check out our open positions HERE.
Check out some of the great action sports companies below who will be participating in this year’s Schmooz! If you are looking for a job in the action sports industry, you don’t want to miss this FREE event. For more information on Schmooz at AGENDA – visit their page HERE.
ABOUT AGENDA: Agenda is the most diverse and creative lifestyle fashion trade show in the world. Since 2003, Agenda has emerged as the premier destination for brands and retailers to converge. Agenda is where passion becomes profit and the business of creativity is conducted in a truly authentic environment. What began as a satellite show with a small grouping of 30 brands has since transcended into the quintessential lifestyle fashion trade show. Agenda’s portfolio now includes six shows, in three cities, expertly curated with over 1,000 brands and a recurring brand-building conference. Buyers, brands, investors, distributors, and media hail from around the globe, gathering at Agenda to build partnerships, participate in the community, and grow their businesses.
The Lee & London elves were hard at work this month spreading holiday cheer by assembling our unique beverage holders to give to our faithful followers.
This unique beverage holder is our gift for our friends and clients this holiday season. Made in Pennsylvania of cedar wood, the boxes are sent as puzzles which our elves happily assembled! Each beverage holder is made from different pieces of wood which are cut and engraved by lasers, making each gift one of a kind. Click the video below to watch our elves make holiday cheer!
Musician Ben Harper taught himself to skate like a pro by learning Switch 360 Flips at 45! Watch the video below and check out the whole story by Transworld here!
So excited to have our amazing client Jackson Design and Remodeling featured on the home page of Dwell.com with this incredible kitchen remodel located in La Jolla. Dwell is the industry’s most highly esteemed design publication and they only feature the absolute best projects in the country. JDR’s team of international designers continues to rack up major national design awards and editorial coverage and we are so excited to get to work with these incredibly talented designers every day. They never cease to amaze us with their creativity and passion for what they do. (more…)
Our friends Mark and Stacey just put out this awesome video of their Tarponville Fishing Lodge in Costa Rica. Check out the video and then head over to their Facebook page and give them a like, will ya?
Congrats to our friends over at The Boardr on their new am series. Check out Ryan, Rob and Porpe with special guest Austyn Gillette in another hilarious Boardr video.
Lee and London team member Heidi completed the Avengers Half Marathon at Disneyland this past weekend. It was her third half marathon this year. Heidi runs all the marathons alongside her dad, Bill, who at age 59 can out run most 20 year olds. Congratulations to Heidi and Bill!
By Brendi Rawlin
Ok, fine, it was a BABY lion…but it still stung pretty good and left an awesome bruise!
So why was I in Africa? I was there with our client World Skateboarding Grand Prix, the leading global skate events management company, which runs the Skateboarding World Championships that were held in 2014 at the Kimberley Diamond Cup in the former diamond-mining town of Kimberley, South Africa (Phew! That was a long sentence…)
It was my third visit to South Africa, but it was the first time I was able to visit the townships and interact with the local kids at the skate clinics we hosted. It was an incredible experience to witness how something as simple as a board with four wheels can positively affect so many lives. World Skateboarding added a women’s event to the championships this year and some of the top female skateboarders –Elissa Steamer, Lacey Baker, Alexis Sablone, Kat Williams, Marisa Dal Santo and Alana Smith — visited two townships outside Kimberley to give skate clinics to the local kids. Hundreds of kids flocked to the dirt lot where we set up a makeshift skate park and it was incredible to see how many young girls quickly jumped on the boards and showed no fear.
For the first time, 37 countries had skaters represented in the world championships and I got the chance to meet some of the best from around the world: Nassim Guammaz from the Netherlands, Tommy Fynn from Australia, Tom Knox from the UK, and of course Nyjah Huston from the US (I actually met Nyjah for the first time back in 2009 at the Maloof Money Cup in Orange County when he was 14 years old and had long dreadlocks — I’ll never forget him tearing up when he placed second to Chris Cole after coming back from behind and ending the contest with a PERFECT run. He has come a long, long way since then) — there were so many rad skaters there that you don’t see every day. And superstar rapper/mogul Lil Jon was on hand to perform at the closing night concert, featuring the biggest bands from South Africa and an incredible fireworks show. It was hands-down the best skate contest I’ve personally ever seen. We’re really excited to have such an incredible client in World Skateboarding Grand Prix, and we admire their commitment to make a difference in the lives of youth around the world. We can’t wait for 2015 — we’ve got some exciting announcements we’ll be making soon, so stay tuned!!!!!
Check out the photo gallery below to see some photos from the trip.
The culprit. I named him “Bitey.”
Design & Remodeling, an award-winning San Diego-based design and remodeling firm owned by Todd Jackson of Ramona, is doing something a little unexpected this year to celebrate its 25th year in business. The company is giving back to the community in 25 ways. Read more…
Fly fishing for mako sharks in San Diego with Ryan Sansoucy and Conway Bowman.
At today’s American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) San Diego Kitchen and Bath tour, San Diegans will be able to see the work of some of the county’s most creative designers. One of the stops features a rustic, Zen-style kitchen in Del Mar by Tatiana Machado-Rosas. (The self-guided ASID tour runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., see site for details.) Machado-Rosas, 40, who works at Jackson Design & Remodeling, was born and raised in Mexico City, but spent some of her childhood years in Europe where the varied cultures and architecture inspired her aesthetic. Read more…
By Ryan Cox
Google Advertising’s varied platforms provide advertisers with an enormous reach as well as mountains of data with which to assess their ad campaigns. Click-through rates, Cost Per Click, and average rank are a few examples of the analytical tools included in Google Advertising platforms. These tools can help you measure the effectiveness of your campaigns while managing your budget. But you may be missing an important part of the picture if you fail to link your Google Advertising to your Analytics.
Google Analytics provides information such as bounce rate, average visit duration and pages per session. While the other 2 tools mentioned are self explanatory, your bounce rate is a measurement of users who came to your page then left without visiting another page or performing an action. All of this data aids in measuring individual ad, keyword or total campaign performance beyond the initial draw. This can also help you assess the landing page in which you are directing users.
Analytics can also provide demographic information such as age, gender and the interests of ad responders. This is valuable in both assessing current and past campaigns as well as planning future ones. It helps answer the questions of who your audience is and whether they match your target.
Linkage is relatively simple with Google’s assistance and the additional data can make a difference in wisely managing your marketing dollars.
Check out this great article on the 2014 Women’s Street Skateboarding Champ Samarria Brevard in BET.
Check out this great article on the recent Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa — in this ESPN article.
(San Diego- October 22, 2014) – Jackson Design and Remodeling (JDR) announced today that the San Diego-based design and remodeling firm has won three Master Design Awards, the prestigious awards program for professional remodelers run by Qualified Remodeler Magazine. Each year hundreds of design firms submit their best projects across 23 categories. JDR’s wins came in the highly competitive categories of whole homes (less than $300,000), bathrooms (more than $75,000) and kitchens ($75,000 – $100,000). This is JDR’s sixth consecutive year receiving Master Design Awards for its work. Read more… (more…)
There was no shortage of girls ripping during the Kimberley Diamond Cup Women’s World Street Championships in October. It’s the first year that a women’s contest was included in the event and it’s pushing women’s skateboarding to a more global level than ever before.
The Challenged Athletes Foundation will hold its annual Triathlon Challenge Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at La Jolla Cove. One of the many teams supporting the cause is local remodeling firm Jackson Design and Remodeling (JDR). The CAF event is one of 25 charitable acts JDR will participate in this year to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Read more… (more…)
(Kimberley, South Africa – October 5, 2014) – The 2014 Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup concluded today in dramatic fashion. It was an all-out battle in the Street Championship Semi Finals with Nyjah Huston upset in the first round by the Netherlands’ Nassim Guammaz. Guammaz lost to Brazilian Kevin Hoefler in the third round. Hoefler would go on to battle with Australian Tommy Fynn in the Finals, just edging him out for the world title and $100,000 top prize. Read more… (more…)
(Sacramento, CA- October 02, 2014) – World Skateboarding Grand Prix — the leading international skateboarding events management company — today announced the Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup, presented by Kumba Iron Ore, will be webcast LIVE online at www.KimberleyDiamondCup.com Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5. The event will also be broadcast live on Supersport, South Africa’s premier television network for sports coverage. Read more… (more…)
San Diego Festival of Beer celebrated it’s 20th Anniversary Year. Thanks to all the fantastic media who covered the event: Union Tribune, San Diego Magazine, Pacific Mag, Fox 5, KUSI, NBC 7/39 and so many more!
(Sacramento, Calif. – Sept. 10, 2014) –World Skateboarding Grand Prix today announced the lineup for the Vert and MiniMega Skateboarding World Championships as well as the Women’s Street Skateboarding World Championships, three of the 10 official events that make up the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships returning to Kimberley, South Africa Oct. 2-5. Read more… (more…)
(Sacramento, Calif. – August 19, 2014) – World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP) announced today it will expand in the US next summer, bringing at least three qualifying events to cities across the US, culminating in the first-ever US Skateboarding Championships.
The events will include an individual street style contest as well as the Rider Cup team contest. The individual winners and the winning Rider Cup team will earn trips to compete in the 2015 World Skateboarding Championships.
The official location and dates will be announced in the coming months as WSGP seeks qualified bids from cities in the US, split into four geographic areas.
An unprecedented 70 countries were invited to send their best skaters to this year’s Skateboarding World Championships in Kimberley, South Africa Oct. 2-5 where an expected 250 skateboarders will compete for the $500,000 prize purse. The location for the 2015 World Championships will be named by the end of the year.
“We are excited about the expansion into the US market. It’s been 20 years since a national skateboarding contest was held here, and with the growth of skateboarding globally, it only makes sense to bring a true national championship to the US. We’ll be utilizing the same fast-paced format that we’ve become known for, so we anticipate a very competitive series,”said Tim McFerran, president of World Skateboarding Grand Prix.
East Coast Skate Legend Steve Rodriguez, who recently produced the Rider Cup NYC series for WSGP, says the US championship will be a welcome addition to competitive skateboarding.
“A truly inclusive championship-level event here in the US is the logical evolution of contest skating,” said Rodriguez. “To have both an individual and team championship is a really progressive concept. WSGP is known for exciting head-to-head contests that constantly push the skaters to elevate their skating, which in turn makes for a better contest atmosphere.”
About World Skateboarding Grand Prix
WSGP hosts world-class skateboarding events globally with a commitment to stimulate local economies through tourism and support youth development. For the latest news and information, visit www.WorldSkateboarding.com.
(San Diego, CA – August 14, 2014) – San Diego Festival of Beer officials announced today that Coronado Brewing Company will release a special brew for the San Diego Festival of Beer’s 20th Anniversary. The limited edition beer, which Coronado Brewing has dubbed ‘SD Party Pilsner,’ is being brewed for keg release. The brewery will also donate $1 of each pint sold on the evening of August 20th, to the San Diego Professionals Against Cancer (SDPAC), the nonprofit group that runs the annual San Diego Festival of Beer, to benefit local cancer charities. Read more… (more…)
(San Diego, CA- August 8, 2014) –Jackson Design & Remodeling (JDR), an award-winning San Diego-based design and remodeling firm, is doing something a little unexpected this year to celebrate its 25th year in business. The company is giving back to the San Diego community in 25 ways. JDR’s staff came up with a list of 25 local services and organizations that meant something special to each of them, as a way to thank the city for its continued support throughout the years. With 14 acts already completed, the company is more than halfway to reaching its goal. Read more… (more…)
(Sacramento, Calif. – August 5, 2014) — World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP) today announced it will bring the Grand Slam series of skateboarding contests to Turkey in 2015, culminating in the first-ever Turkey Skateboarding Championships in Istanbul on May 31.
The Grand Slam series will stop in Ankara, Antalya and Istanbul, giving local skateboarders a chance to earn a spot in the Turkey Skateboarding Championships. The Grand Slams will feature qualifiers for both individual skateboarders as well as the Rider Cup team skateboarding contest. The winners from each Grand Slam contest and the winners from the Rider Cup team contest will then battle it out for a cash prize and championship title in the first-ever Turkey Skateboarding Championships in Istanbul on May 31, 2015. In addition, the winning individual and team will earn the chance to represent Turkey in the 2015 Skateboarding World Championships in Kimberley, South Africa.
“I was so stoked when first I heard that WSGP will bring this international skateboarding event to Turkey,” said Erdem Kavla, a rider for the first Turkish skateboard company, Glovs. “For a long time, we’ve been trying to get skateboarding respected here, and these kind of international events help us reach a bigger audience in our country. I hope this will be the first, but not the last, major skateboarding event in Turkey. I will be attending the contest as a rider and hope to win some cash and have a chance to go to the World Championships in Kimberley, South Africa.”
“We are excited about the expansion of WSGP into Turkey, where the sport is growing tremendously and is in a position to benefit from a championship event that will not only put Turkey on the global stage but will help to further support and grow the local skateboarding industry,” said Tim McFerran, president of WSGP.
About World Skateboarding Grand Prix
World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP) is an international skateboarding events management company. WSGP hosts world-class skateboarding events with a commitment to help stimulate local economies through tourism and by supporting youth development, especially those in underserved or impoverished communities. For more information, visit www.worldskateboarding.com.
By Briana “Rocky” Alford
We asked our newest Lee & London team member, Rocky, to write a blog on the topic of her choice. A student at SDSU, Rocky also works part-time at Paul Mitchell The School in Downtown San Diego and is fanatical about her beauty regimen. So in this blog, Rocky shares her 5 favorite beauty tips and tricks for summertime, along with a few of her favorite products.
Feeling like your ends are dry due to the ocean water and hot sun? Make sure to treat your hair to a conditioning treatment once a week. Lathering your hair with an ultra-moisturizing conditioner and sitting under the dryer for 30 minutes can save your hair from that dry texture. Don’t have a dryer? Sleep in your conditioner and wake up with soft, glossy hair! Our favorite is the Lavender Mint conditioner from Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree line.
No matter how tan you aspire to be, using sunscreen is crucial to defend your skin from the harsh UV rays. Before hitting the beach or hiking the mountains, it is important to use a waterproof SPF 30+ sunscreen. The waterproof sunscreen can shield your skin no matter if you’re sweating or in the water. Long-lasting sunscreens are a plus to avoid reapplying every two hours. Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Face & Body Stick goes on like a light deodorant but is SPF 70.
Foundations are not enough of a mask to protect your skin from sun rays, but the thickness of facial sunscreen can often clog skin. Because facial skin is sensitive, look for a light moisturizer or foundation with SPF already in it. Try MAC’s Studio Moisture Fix, which is a hydrating and non-greasy moisturizer with SPF 15.
In the summer, many women deal with uneven skin tones and discoloration due to dryness of the skin and the face getting more of a tan in different areas. To help alleviate the effects of sun damage, cut half of a lemon, sprinkle it with brown sugar and scrub on your face. The buffer of the brown sugar helps eliminate dead skin cells and the aid of the lemon promotes cell turnover.
Everyone knows water is a must, especially in the summer. But to boost the hydrating effects and improve your skin, take a pitcher of water and add some blueberries, lemon or mint for flavor. The infused flavor is not only tasty, but adds nutrients as you’re staying hydrated. Blueberries and lemons are high in Vitamin C and the mint leaves your breath fresh.
Lips often become cracked and dry in the summer due to sun exposure, especially in dry climates in the West. You can use the same lemon-sugar technique as mentioned above on your lips to get rid of dead skin cells. But for soft and plump lips, thickly-apply lip balm every night before bed. We love Burt’s Bees Refreshing Grapefruit.
ELLIPTIGO IN SDBJ
And here’s another recent hit for client elliptiGO on the front page of the San Diego Business Journal!
By: Bre Callahan
The Agenda trade show was held this weekend in Long Beach and was packed with new products from our favorite companies. Lee & London was there and we scoured the aisles to bring you a sneak peek of what action sport and lifestyle brands are going to bring you in 2015.
We had a great time and can’t wait until next year!
The World Skateboarding Rider Cup New York begins this weekend with the first contest kicking off Saturday, July 12 at noon at the Lower East Side (L.E.S.) Skatepark in Manhattan. The Rider Cup Team Championships run for six consecutive Saturdays, stopping in each of NYC’s five boroughs: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Local skateboarders form crews of four to represent their boroughs and compete in a jam style contest for a shot at a $10,000 cash prize plus airfare and accommodations to South Africa to compete in the World Skateboarding Rider Cup world championships during the 2014 Kimberley Diamond Cup.
Individual team members compete in one section of the skatepark and are judged head-to-head based on the number of tricks landed, difficulty of tricks and overall impression. The winning team from each borough will receive a $2,000 cash prize and advance to the finals where the top 12 teams will compete at L.E.S. Skatepark in Manhattan on August 16, for the $10,000 first place cash prize.
“This event is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time; it’s an exciting new type of contest for the skateboarding industry,” said Tim McFerran, president of World Skateboarding Grand Prix. “While skateboarding is generally perceived as an individual event, when you add a team element where you’re representing your town and competing against other great skaters from different towns, it brings a whole new level of excitement. At the World Championships in South Africa this year, the Rider Cup contest will add a whole new dimension as teams from several countries will represent their hometowns to be crowned world champion. We look forward to growing this event and bringing it to countries around the world.”
The 2014 WSRC Team Championships NYC competition schedule is as follows. All contests begin at noon:
1. Saturday, July 12, 2014: Manhattan Qualifier at L.E.S. Skatepark
2. Saturday, July 19, 2014: Bronx Qualifier at River Ave Stakepark
3. Saturday, July 26, 2014: Brooklyn Qualifier at McCarren Skatepark
4. Saturday, August 2, 2014: Queens Qualifier at Astoria Skatepark
5. Saturday, August 9, 2014: Staten Island Qualifier at 5050 Skatepark
6. Saturday, August 16, 2014: NYC Final at L.E.S. Skatepark
For the latest news and information on World Skateboarding’s Rider Cup Team Championships as well as other upcoming WSGP events, visitwww.worldskateboarding.com/ridercup/ and follow us on Facebook. For more information on the Kimberley Diamond Cup World Skateboarding Championships visitwww.kimberleydiamondcup.com or follow KDC on Twitter and Facebook.
About World Skateboarding World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP) is a skateboarding event management company based in Sacramento, California. WSGP is the global leader in skate contests, hosting world-class skateboarding events globally with a commitment to social responsibility. WSGP invests heavily in in each country that hosts their contests and helps to stimulate local economies through tourism and by supporting youth development, especially those in underserved or impoverished communities. For more information, visit www.worldskateboarding.com .