HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - We all need inspiration. Creating inspirational spaces in your home that can be designed to met the needs of your life is the perfect balance of form and function. Today on our new vlog HSFT episode, HSFT Founder and CEO Stephanie Taormina visits some places in New York City that give her inspiration. As a designer of both interior space and fashion, she looks to fine art, architecture and even fabric to spark her creativity. Color and texture, simple or intricate design.
Stephanie believes in making your living space an inspiring place to be. It's easy to refresh and revive the places you spend most of your time with a few simple changes and additions. Start with your living room. Pillows are a simple way to have an immediate impact. Our HAVE SOME FUN TODAY luxe message pillow is bold and graphic and fun reminder to seize the day! We love it paired with other patterned and textured pillows on a crisp white couch in the living room.
As an fashion designer, Stephanie's creativity has brought to life our HSFT luxe tees, totes, and other goodies as part of her vision for the brand. She believes in classic, clean lines and decadent comfort. She loves a bold graphic pattern and mixing textures.
"Texture is a great way to refresh a space. Layering a faux animal hide rug over a main focal area in the room creates a chic effect that works with traditional to modern interiors," Steph says. She also recommends replacing a coffee table with a natural textured ottoman, in a fresh neutral upholstered linen, and accenting with a cool tray, like the ones you can find from your local Homegoods. "It's easy to add accessories like a great looking candle, an orchid from the grocery store, and a pretty coffee table book." Instant transformation!
Inspiration is all around us, if we look hard enough. Creating spaces in your home that spark a sensory experience or perfectly meets our demands and needs is a sanctuary we always retreat to. What inspires you?
Written and contributed by HSFT writer and blogger Rebecca Doubek
Here’s a little story we’ve got to tell….
So we've been working up a little something at the HSFT studios that we're beyond excited to share with the world. Today we officially launched the First Episode for our new vlog series, Have Some Fun Today: Building a Brand With Soul, Episode One "It Started With A Vision". We think the story of how we came to be is a really good one and it makes us who we are, a brand with soul.
Have Some Fun Today is so much more than luxury goods with a positive message. It’s the legacy of a father’s love, it’s the mission of one woman to change the world, it’s a “kick-your-ass-claw-your-way-to-success” kind of story.
It Started With A Vision
We hired an amazing videographer, Patrick Corcoran, who followed us around with his camera for a while and helped us capture the essence of what Have Some Fun Today is all about.
In Have Some Fun Today: Building a Brand With Soul, you’ll see the blood, sweat, and tears of manifesting an idea, with a fire in our gut and sheer determination. You'll see that time we hosted a Happy Hour at Facebook. Or the time we got lost in Philly on our way to an event. Real life. Real heart. A real brand, with soul.
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We'll post new episode of our HSFT Vlog every few weeks. Check out our HSFT YouTube Channel and Share the Love. Life is what you make it, so make it fun...
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - In our series "Raising Women", we've put the focus on what it means to parent girls to become amazing women. But we are also celebrating what it means to "Raise Women" in our community, as in lifting them up, acknowledging them, helping them, supporting them, and being an advocate for all women. Today we feature HSFT woman Brittany Decker.
Brittany Decker is the poster girl for Community Involvement. With 3-year-old twins and a teenage son at home, to say she is busy is an understatement. Spend any amount of time with her and you get the feeling that's the way she likes it. She and husband Jonathan both believe in the importance of giving back with their volunteer efforts. "I volunteer to make our community a better place for our children and to help the non-profits that are doing so much to help everyone."
She is currently the vice president of community development for The Junior League of Reading and they have created programs to help empower young girls. One such program is the Young Women's Summit held in the spring in the Reading School District. A four day leadership program aimed at girls between 11-14, they work on issues like self esteem, building confidence and facing the challenges many of the girls deal with at home. Brittany describes it as eye-opening and inspiring. "Some of the things they deal with on a day-to-day basis are horrific. Abusive parents, not having a safe home to live in or not enough food. And they want to learn how to move forward in life and be a better person, even with their circumstances."
Making a Difference
Brittany will be the president of the Reading Junior League in 2018. She also is currently the president of the Leadership Berks Alumni Council, the restaurant committee chair for Opportunity House Souper Bowl event, and event assistant at Habitat for Humanity. Whew! That may be more exhausting than the 3-year-old twins, but she does it all with a megawatt smile and gracious heart while truly living the Have Some Fun Today philosophy.
When it comes to supporting women around her, Brittany believes you "raise them up" by just being there. "I think it means being a great friend and that encompasses being there through the good and bad and reaching out and supporting them in the highs and lows."
We couldn't agree more.
Written and contributed by HSFT writer Rebecca Doubek
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - Gift giving can be rather impersonal and boring these days. We give gifts to remind the ones we love how much they mean to us, but we live in a world where technology has made drone package delivery a reality. What could more impersonal and removed than that?
But what if a gift could inspire you? What if you gave inspiration in the form of a beautiful gift or could give the gift of a daily pep talk? That's a pretty awesome gift. And that's what we're all about at HSFT.
A Company With Soul
Have Some Fun Today started with a mission to inspire people. We've made our products to reflect our philosophy and remind us all to find a way, every single day, to simply "have fun". Those 4 little words are found on our luxe t-shirts, totes, hats and accessories. When you share HSFT, you're giving more than just a great t-shirt or tote, you're giving the gift of positivity. You're reminding those you love to remember to take a moment to enjoy life. Life is a gift. Give a good one.
Something for Everyone
Got a friend who loves to work out? Our water bottle and gray HSFT muscle tank are the perfect gym accessories. Office gifts for co-workers got you stumped? HSFT crown stationary is perfect for intra-office communication with style, or maybe it's our Crown luggage tags for all the business travel. Whoever you're buying for, the possibilities from HSFT are endless. Trucker hats, cashmere-soft fleece sweatshirts, rose gold crown necklace, candles....We've packaged our positivity and HSFT vibe into so many great gifts, there's truly something for everybody on your gift giving list.
Make it Personal
When you're giving HSFT, you're sharing the joy of life that we all sometimes forget to cultivate. Have Some Fun Today! It's just life. If you can't see the beauty and find the fun, it's pretty meaningless. Give a gift this year that is an inspirational reminder for those you love, all year long. And get your own personal pep talk, while you're at it. Give it, live it. Or as we like to say, Live. Love. Wear. Share. We know when you live the HSFT way of life, it only gets better.
Written and Contributed by HSFT writer and blogger Rebecca J Doubek who loves to give amazing gifts.
Stephanie Rado Taormina is a visionary. She founded her lifestyle and fashion brand Have Some Fun Today in 2015, inspired by four little words her late father always used to say. These words are a guiding force, a philosophy she lives by, and a way she honors the father who taught her and her siblings to find the FUN and see magic in the world every day. An artist, interior designer and entrepreneur, her unique vision for creating something beautiful and interesting is at the hallmark of all her projects. Whether she's got a paintbrush and canvas in front of her or a sketchbook she's filling with new ideas for HSFT, her creativity keeps her moving. As does being mom to two daughters. With a brand new HSFT gift line launching this week, she's busier than ever, but took some time to talk about with her inspirations and what's next for HSFT.
What is your personal mantra or Mission Statement?Move from your heart and give your best to every endeavor, but be mindful to stay balanced in work, rest and play.
What inspires you?Everything… life in general. Nature, music, art, fashion, relationships, conversations. And my quiet time to think, dream and plan.
What do you value most in life?My health, my family, and my ability to create beauty in the world.
Do you use any disciplines or practices to energize you?Yes, I do. I do several types of meditation. I have a very health conscious mindset, including a macrobiotic diet and working with a trainer twice a week. I do daily stretching and yoga, drink lots of water and get a good nights sleep. Plus, I think that being conscious of balance in your life actually creates balance in your life, so that you have space available to have fun and accomplish a lot.
What is one piece of advice or words of inspiration you live by?When you move from your heart everything falls into place. Nothing is given to you, so you have to do the work to reap the benefits.
What's next for you and for Have Some Fun Today?
I am thinking about more educational opportunities. A woman's forum on leadership, support groups to inspire youth, just taking the HSFT philosophy out in the community in an even more tangible and powerful way.
What helps you Have Some Fun today, each and every day?Staying balanced and believing that the universe has a plan for me so that I can enjoy the good times and can ride the wave through the harder times… There is always some fun to be had in a day even if it is just some laughter with a friend.
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY COUTURE was an idea that came to me while reflecting in my daily morning"spot". This was my late father's favorite saying. I must have heard it everytime I spoke with or saw my father. The message it carries inspired me to create a line of fashion apparel, soft home furnishings, accessories, and fine art to spread this positive message about the way we live. Wear it, use it, see it.... everyone should HAVE SOME FUN TODAY:)
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