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  • HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - Recently, a few of us were sitting around the HSFT studio and brainstorming what to call ourselves. See, there's this community of people that have gathered around this brand with soul, and it's really been amazing. They've become the HSFT vibe. They've become part of the brand and inspiration. "Squad" seemed a little juvenile and overused, "Tribe" is taken, "club" seems like we need a secret handshake. We couldn't land on the perfect word to describe our community.

    Who We Are

    Like-minded and eclectic,  we're connected as much by what makes us different as what makes us the same. We're movers and shakers, designers, artists, writers, thinkers, and glass ceiling breakers. We're all someone's daughter and someones friend, some of us are moms and wives, sisters and aunts. 

    Somewhere along the way, I jotted down Soul Circle. I was thinking back to a time when sewing circles were a thing, when women would gather because of a task at hand and would connect over so much more. And our founder, Stephanie Taormina, has always called this a brand with soul. A company that was born from the legacy of her late father's mantra, Have Some Fun Today. You don't get much more soulful than that. 

    Whatever it is, it's proved to be powerful and palpable. And a little bit magical. HSFT has become it's own thing and has a different meaning for everyone. 

    You Can BE HSFT

    So it's not an exclusive club or a members only kind of a thing. We decided it's a mindset. It's a philosophy that we hope everyone will embrace, to really try to Have Some Fun Today. And what does life look like if we're trying to have a little more FUN? It's a shift in how we live, how we think and what possibilities we open up to. And the best part is, that's FREE. 

    Yes, we have amazing products like luxe t-shirts, totes, hats and pillows with a daily reminder of finding the beauty in life everyday. But you don't have to wear the t-shirt to own the vibe. 

    We're creators, who were inspired to create something, that inspires others. Hopefully it inspires you. We think it's sort of contagious and that we need more of it in the world. 

    Pop Up Shop For The Arts 

    Join us at our HSFT Studio today for a Pop-Up Shop from 12-3 with proceeds going to Art Education and Outreach. We love supporting our community and the things that make this world a better place. 

    Positive Vibes  

    We wanted to create something that changes the world; a mindset of positivity and love. Our shirts, hatshoodies, and gifts are designed to share the vibe. You can host an HSFT party and share the goodness with friends in your home OR join us at one of our HSFT Pop-Up Shops or our in-Studio Events.  Life is what you make it, so make it FUN. #hsft 

     

    Written and contributed by Rebecca Doubek who loves the HSFT vibe....

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  • 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. 

    Subscribe, Like & Share

    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...

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  • Get into some Holiday Spirit... Our HSFT flat accessory clutch  is the perfect accessory for your holiday party attire and the perfect reminder to Have Some Fun Today.

     

    HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - We are all about seeing the beauty in the everyday here at HSFT, it's our Golden Rule. And while we love this time of year, for all its sparkle and magic, it can get a little overwhelming and stressful. We spend more than usual, eat and drink more than usual, we deck the halls, and fa-la-la-la. We travel to be with loved ones or open our homes to those we love. We wrap, we shop, some of us bake, and we all give gifts. It's a lot.

    So in honor of our mantra, Have Some Fun Today, let's remember to take this Holiday Season one day at a time. Let's enjoy the lights and the music, the trees and the tinsel. We can HSFT our way through the holidays and be better for it in the New Year. Here's a few tips to make your days be Merry and Bright. 

    1) Breathe

    Did you know that focused and concentrated breathing can calm you down, remove physical stress from the body and lower your heart rate? Our physical and emotional well being is directly tied to our breath. Try this. Count on your inhale and try to make your exhale the same count. And when the UPS guy tells you they've lost your delivery for the holidays, just keep breathing.

    2) Move Your Body

    Your gonna have the eggnog at Aunt Sally's and maybe the pumpkin pie after dinner. It's tradition! But don't let your exercise routine go by the way side because you're inundated with the holidays. It keeps you strong and gives you stamina for all that late night wrapping. And keeps you fitting into that adorbs leather skirt you asked Santa to bring you. 

    3) Make Time For Good Friends

    Sometimes our holidays are filled with obligations. Not that we don't love Aunt Sally's on Christmas Eve or catching up with co-workers at the annual holiday party. You've got your squad and your go-to posse; the people that make you laugh, accept you exactly as you are, and always have your back. Yeah, those people. Make it a point to connect with them and have your own holiday celebration. 

    4) Life hacks. Use them.

    We strive to be perfect sometimes in the most unrealistic of ways, especially at the holidays. But sometimes there is a much easier and/or quicker way to do it. No, you do not have to make the piecrust from scratch, there is pre-made. No, you don't have to hand seal every Holiday card with a monogram wax seal. And yes, it's okay if you order Chinese on Christmas night and forgo the turkey dinner. Something has to give sometimes, just be okay with it. Roll with it. And see tip #1.

    5) Let It Go

    You know that annoying Disney song about the Ice Princess? Sing it at the top of your lungs every time you wanna freak out, like when you didn't get the last "cool toy" on the shelf for your kid or your cousin's weird boyfriend won't stop talking about his spiritual awakening into the fifth dimension at the annual caroling party. Remember, it's just the holidays. And the cold never bothered you anyway... 

    6) Treat Yo Self

    Do not underestimate the power of the "To me, From me" gift. You deserve a little something, too. (Have you seen our signature crown rose gold layering necklace! You're generous and kind to those all you love. Be kind to you. Go ahead, Santa would want you to.

    7) Eat, Drink and Be HSFT

    We like to say "Life is what you make it, so make it FUN" at HSFT. And it's true. It's the holidays, so be joyful! Be grateful for all you have. Smile. Put on something that sparkles and makes you feel good. (Our HSFT luxe tees pair nicely with sequins) Clink your glass. Stand under the mistletoe. And HAVE SOME FUN TODAY. Once today is gone, it's never coming back, so live it with some zest and zing. Happy Holidays!

     

     

     

    Written and contributed by HSFT writer and blogger Rebecca J Doubek who loves anything with sparkles.  

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  • From You, To You

    Wanna know the most important person on your Gift List this holiday? You! You! You!

    There are so many reasons why treating yourself to a little a "From you, To you" gift is  important. During a time of year when our focus turns to others, it's crucial to give ourselves a little love and attention. When we fill ourselves up first, we have more true happiness and joy to give those we love. "Happy-you", who feels loved and valued, is way more fabulous than unhappy-you. And we've got 5 Fabulous goodies from our HSFT Gift Line that will have your "Happy-you" Fa-la-la-ing through the Holidays. 

    1. Crown necklace and earrings

    Be your own damn princess. Forget waiting for someone to give you a crown to make you the ruler of their kingdom. You can get your own crown. We're crushing on this delicate rose gold crown necklace, great for layering. And the rose gold crown earrings are the perfect compliment. Hey, it's your kingdom, just make sure to fill it with love, kindness and FUN. Oh, and your bestie's gonna need a set, too! 

    2. Votive Candle Gift Set

    Whether you want to set the mood or just shed a little light on the situation, our HSFT votive candle set is ready for any vibe. With glass votive holders, the three candles feature our signature crown, "Have Some Fun Today" and "Have Some Fun Tonight" on each one. They also come in a chic black gift box so it's the perfect way to share HSFT.

    3. Crown Stationary Notecards 

    Nothing makes a bolder statement than a personal, handwritten note. Skip the text or the email and write a good, old-fashioned letter. Our set of 8 HSFT crown stationary luxe notecards are embossed with our signature HSFT crown and comes packaged with envelopes. It's all style and class when you send a message on these pretty cards.


    4. HSFT Water Bottle

    Wanna know the number one beauty secret? Drink more water. And the second? Drink even more water! Staying hydrated is key for wellness and that natural glow. It feeds our skin and flushes out all that bad stuff we don't need. You keep your cell phone with you all the time, why not your water bottle? Our HSFT water bottle is chic and portable with a spillproof lid so it's easy to BYO-water bottle!

    5. Crown Accessory Pouch

    If you're a girl-on-the-go, you know it's key to keep things stashed neatly in their place. We love our crown canvas zip pouches for storing all of our bits and baubles. Perfect for the purse and even better for those adventurous getaways when storage is a must. Pouches are embossed with our signature HSFT crown in orange, hot pink or turquoise and matching zipper. They're cute, practical and "give-able".

    There's even more fabulousness and HSFT gifts on our website. Grab one for you and start stock piling for the holidays! Sharing the HSFT vibe is the best present you can give. Live. Love. Wear. Share. 

     

    Written and contributed by HSFT writer and blogger Rebecca Doubek who loves a good gift.

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  • 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 trailer for our new vlog series, Have Some Fun Today: Building a Brand With Soul. We wanted to share the story of HSFT, because it’s a good one. 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.

    We hired a killer video guy, (Patrick Corcoran) to follow us around, and help capture the essence of what Have Some Fun Today is all about. We couldn’t imagine why sewing labels on t-shirts and packing up the car for HSFT events was something people wanted to see, but what we realized along the way is that it’s all part of our story, building our brand and making something good.

    It All Started With a Vision 

    "I met with a young, talented film maker that has really good sense of story telling," said HSFT founder Stephanie Rado Taormina. His talent and passion were very clear from the beginning. He told me how we could pull together a vlog series about my brand. And I really think it works." 

    There’s always more to the story than you think, and we think it’s worth sharing the trials, triumphs and tribulations as Have Some Fun Today grows into something more each and every day. It isn't always picture perfect but it's not supposed to be. It's real life, on the way to building a brand with soul. 

    Our HSFT vlog series is about the grit and grind of one woman building her brand, brick by brick and piece by piece. And all along the way, she is definitely going to Have Some Fun Today. 

    Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Making Something That Matters

    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. 

    Check out and subscribe to our HSFT YouTube Channel to see our weekly video episodes of Have Some Fun Today: The Making of a Lifestyle Brand

    Life is what you make it, so make it fun.... 

     

     

     

    Written and contributed by Rebecca J Doubek who loves to tell a good story...

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    Have Some Fun Today is a lifestyle brand that’s got soul. The roots of our company began in the mantra that our founder’s late father used to say to his kids when they set out for a new day. Have Some Fun Today. Those words stuck. They set in motion a mindset and a philosophy that HSFT founder Stephanie Rado Taormina never forgot. And after his passing, she decided it was a mindset and philosophy she wanted to share with the world. 

    “I think it probably makes her feel closer to her Dad,” says Stephanie’s mom, Elaine Rado, of her daughter’s company. “Joe always encouraged all of them and I think when her Dad died, she just realized what a great thing that saying was.”

    The Humble Beginnings of Barbies and Nuns

    Stephanie is the oldest of five siblings. Her mother says it was clear from the beginning that her first born daughter was creative. “She was always an interior decorator and fashion designer,” she says. 

    “Barbie World” took up a large portion of the basement where Stephanie and her three sisters could dream up anything they wanted. It’s no wonder those early days of creative expression and playing with Barbies would lead to her working in the fashion industry, becoming an artist and an interior designer. 

    “She was always creative, from the time she was little. I can remember the nuns at school telling me she was always day dreaming. She was a good student, but she was always in another place,” she remembers. “She entered an art contest and she won. She did beautiful art work, even back then.” 

    What was it like raising five children?

    “Juggling!” she says, laughing. “It was always a balancing act.” Her four daughters and son kept her on the go. 

    All five of the Rado children were encouraged to be individually expressive and creative. “…. as long as they weren’t doing anything wrong,” she says with a twinkle in her eye. Elaine says the creative thinking runs in the family.

    Elaine credits her own parents with instilling in her a strong work ethic, which she thinks her children have inherited. Her parents both worked long hours, her dad working 7 days a week. She was raised the only girl in an Italian family with three brothers, and was expected to help with the cleaning and the chores. “My kids have picked up those values. They are not afraid of work,” she says proudly. 

    She and her husband Joe were six months shy of their 50th wedding anniversary when he passed a few years ago. She says it was after he died when she realized the impact he’d had on so many people. A former high school teacher and wrestling coach, he served as a mentor to many kids. Weekly steak dinners at Coach Rado’s house with members of the wrestling team was not unusual. Many of his former wrestlers and students came to pay respects at his funeral and told her how important he’d been in their lives. “I understood it then,” she says, realizing the legacy he’d left behind. 

    A Reminder of a Father’s Love 

    It’s those four little words, Have Some Fun Today, that daughter Stephanie is making part of her father’s legacy, too. He wanted his kids to find the fun in life, see the joy in the everyday. Life is what you make it, so make it FUN! 

    “My husband would also say, “If you are going to do something, do it right the first time. The kids have learned that, too. And he liked to have fun!” she says with a big smile. “But you already know that…” 

     

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