Are you in the New York Tri-state area, then join Divas Drive In Heels at the Drive it Home Show, presented by the National Safety Council and Allstate Foundation, Tuesday, May 14. If you have tween, teen, or are concerned about teen driving safety, it will be an informative (and entertaining!) event. Please feel free to share this post with anyone who might like to attend. Details are as follows:
What: Drive it Home Show, presented by the National Safety Council and Allstate Foundation
When: Tuesday, May 14 from 7pm – 8:15pm
Where: BayWay Arts Center (265 E Main St # 160, East Islip, NY 11730)
Price: FREE!; no tickets required
Parking: Parking lot is available
BONUS :: BONUS :: BONUS :: BONUS :: BONUS
You can enter in the sweepstakes at the event for a chance to win gas cards and a brand new car!
If you’d like to attend, click here to register and when checking in, let them know that Clever Girls Collective sent you. Hope to see you there!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
It’s the Super Bowl of the auto industry, with the international premiere of over 50 new cars – the North American International Auto show is in full swing and we’ve got the hautest rides from Cadillac, Chevrolet and more below…
Want to know which ride had the entire show buzzing from day one? Without a doubt, it was the debut of the 2014 Corvette Stingray!
Chevrolet unveiled the 2014 Corvette Stingray at a special event Sunday, January 13, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The new Corvette is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm). It will accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds. It’s expected to be the most fuel-efficient Corvette, exceeding the EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the current model. Check out the electrifying debut of the Stingray below…
Check out more from the special event on DivasDriveInHeels.com.
In addition to unveilings, this was a huge weekend for the Cadillac brand as well! Detroit makers dominated as the 2013 Detroit Auto Show opened up with the annual North American International Car and Truck of the Year awards. The 2013 Cadillac ATS was awarded Car of the Year by NAIAS as well as ‘Urban Car of the Year’ at the Urban Wheel Awards.
Cadillac also unveiled the new 2014 Cadillac ELR based on its 2009 concept electric vehicle this week. Not only did Cadillac premiere the most stylish electric vehicle which will go into production later this year, it also won the Eyes On Design Best Production Vehicle Award as well.
Looking for more Corvette, Cadillac and Auto Show news and photos? Check out all the news on DivasDriveInHeels.com
If you’re looking for the genuine New Orleans experience, look no further. Earlier this summer, I got the chance to explore the city, alongside Nate from WorldWideNate.com to get a bona fide experience of what New Orleans, Louisiana truly has to offer. As a native (of sorts), my lineage has roots in the Crescent city, however my experience is limited as I’ve only been to New Orleans once before at the age of 9. Thanks to the Ford Escape – I got the chance to escape to New Orleans and experience the rich history, delicious food & a certain je ne sais quoi – that’s authentic, only in New Orleans. Check out the final installment of ‘Escape To New Orleans’ airing on Essence.com this week – below.
This past weekend, Cadillac invited DivasandDorks.com as guests for a weekend in the Hamptons! Chauffeured in high style, we got the chance to enjoy the premium style of the 2013 Cadillac XTS Platinum. With the debut of the touch sensitive CUE (Cadillac User Experience) system – this posh driving experience makes it difficult to go back driving anything less luxe. CUE combines advanced technology with a simplistic user interface that makes any driving experience a joy – no matter if you’re driving down the street for errands or off for a getaway weekend. My favorite attribute about the Cadillac XTS include the Driver Awareness Package which uses the Safety Alert Seat (with vibration) to alert you of lane departure, Blind Spot & Collision warnings. It also comes equipped with Remote start, SiriusXM satellite radio, OnStar and its own iPad application (as part of the customer experience, each 2013 Cadillac XTS buyer will receive an iPad with their new car.)
While in the Hamptons, we got the opportunity to take advantange of all this countryside had to offer. From walks on the beach, faboulous seafood and extravagant shopping. In addition to daytime fun, we attended Russell Simmons’ Art For Life Gala at his private estate in the Hamptons. The event geared towards raising awareness and funds to encourage creativity and arts for children in schools. Hosted by Soledad O’Brien the Art For Life Gala was the toast of the Hamptons with celebs in attendance including Star Jones, Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, Grant & Tamia Hill and more! The evening concluded with memorable performances by Diggy Simmons, Melanie Fiona, Anita Baker and Salt N Pepper and overall raised more than $200k for the Art For Life charity program.
Check out more celebrity appearances below…
Photos credit: J. Nunez / WireImage
If you’re looking for the genuine New Orleans experience, look no further. Earlier this summer, I got the chance to explore the city, alongside Nate from WorldWideNate.com to get a bona fide experience of what New Orleans, Louisiana truly has to offer. As a native (of sorts), my lineage has roots in the Crescent city, however my experience is limited as I’ve only been to New Orleans once before at the age of 9. Thanks to the Ford Escape – I got the chance to escape to New Orleans and experience the rich history, delicious food & a certain je ne sais quoi – that’s authentic, only in New Orleans. Check out the third installment of ‘Escape To New Orleans’ airing on Essence.com this week – below.
A record of more than 30 international designers are expected in Miami Beach as the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim kicks off today, July 19 at the Raleigh Hotel.
With many of the fashion industry’s top swimsuit designers showing off their most innovative collections during the five-day event, Mercedes-Benz will roll-out the new SL63 AMG and showcase its unparalleled capability to create bespoke vehicles out of the highest-quality paints, leathers and trims. The SL63 AMG is exemplary of pure performance and chic design – the iconic AMG roadster features an ultra-premium diamond white exterior with a red and black colorblocking luxe leather interior and hand sewn cross-stitching as well as a carbon fiber trim. The 19″ AMG Triple 5-Spoke Wheels with silver brake calipers and panorama sunroof make this vehicle the most eye-catching fashion statement to roll down Ocean Drive.
The SL63 AMG will premiere on July 20 at “Bespoke by Mercedes-Benz,” an event the brand is throwing on The Raleigh hotel pool deck. Hosted by Laure Heriard Dubreuil, Founder & CEO of The Webster Miami, and jewelry designer, Mary Kate Steinmiller, the exclusive invite-only media event will highlight the point of intersection between the worlds of fashion and luxury automobiles. Guests will take part in a “do-it-yourself” themed fashion project right beside the SL63 AMG.
With the help of the hosts, attendees will have the opportunity to create their own bespoke fashion accessories including jewelry, headbands, and clutches using Mercedes-Benz vehicle leather and other luxe materials. Mary Kate Steinmiller’s limited-edition Mercedes-Benz fashion accessories will be on sale exclusively at The Webster following the event.
Fore more runway shows, presentations and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim events, check out Miami.MBFashionWeek.com.
As a fan of fly, fancy & sophisticated vehicles on the road – I have a bit of a admiration that goes a little “further” than the Ford you may know and love. Recently, I got the opportunity to experience Ford’s multicultural marketing at work — from the red carpet to community events with the Essence Music Festival. While each experience was unique, they both focused on the same type of consumer, the hard working, get-it-done, Divas Drive In Heels type of gal. From my experiences driving the 2013 Ford Taurus & Ford Escape in New Orleans to checking out the sleek & sophisticated 2013 Ford Fusion in Los Angeles – these aren’t your grandpappy’s Fords. Check out what some of your favorite celebrities had to say about the new look of Ford & the 2013 Ford Escape Giveaway on BET below…
The Brand New 2013 Escape hosts the Red Carpet Pre-Show at the BET Awards. Don’t miss this year’s celebrity arrivals and fashion. Watch it here!
I’ve had so much fun experiencing the new lines of Fords coming to a showroom near you soon. Stay tuned for the Divas Drive In Heels: Ford Edition series where we’ll put each vehicle to the test & let you know which one is best for you!
If you’re in New York (the taxi cab capital of the world), chance are, you’ve seen the headlines across today’s papers “Cabs Cash In: Rides Will Rise 17% more in September” With rising costs left & right, and bills, expenses & everyone trying to take your money wouldn’t it be nice if someone put cash IN your hand for a change?
That’s where we come in…
DIVASANDDORKS has partnered with Cash Cab to put a little joy back into your taxi cab experience. We’ve all been a lil too fabulous at times to catch the bus or subway – so the taxi cab is the next choice, right? But taxis are often like a box of chocolate…”you never know what you’re gonna get.” To celebrate the surprising fun that Cash Cab brings to the taxi experience, we too want to surprise our readers with a Cash Cab giveaway on DivasandDorks.com. And because you should never have to work hard for a surprise, we’re making this giveaway contest one of the easiest yet!
Share your CRAZIEST CAB CONFESSION in the comments below for your chance to win $100 in CAB CASH!
One (1) winner will receive:
$100 Visa Cash Card
Prizing provided by MGM
Giveaway open to US Mailing addresses only
The reader with the best comment selected will WIN $100 CASH!
Contest Ends July 20th 2012
Discovery’s Emmy winning hit Cash Cab is now airing 5 days a week! The funniest game show on TV, Cash Cab combines elements of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Family Feud and Candid Camera as taxi driver/comedian Ben Bailey picks up unsuspecting people hailing a cab and gives them a chance to win thousands. To find out where Cash Cab is playing in your area, visit http://cashcab.mgm.com.
CONGRATULATIONS @eemaanee, YOU’RE OUR CASH CAB WINNER!!
If you’re looking for the genuine New Orleans experience, look no further. Recently, I got the chance to explore the city, alongside Nate from WorldWideNate.com to get a bona fide experience of what New Orleans, Louisiana truly has to offer. As a native (of sorts), my lineage has roots in the Crescent city, however my experience is limited as I’ve only been to New Orleans once before at the age of 9. Thanks to the Ford Escape – I got the chance to escape to New Orleans and experience the rich history, delicious food & a certain je ne sais quoi – that’s authentic, only in New Orleans. Check out the first of four webisodes airing on Essence.com this week – below.
For the second year in a row, DivasandDorks.com has been invited by Ford to participate in the annual Ford Trend Conference. Over 200 local and international media guests traveled to Detroit, MI to experience the internal and external highlights of Ford’s journey. During this year, I was fortunate enough to speak with some of the leading minds behind Ford’s technology, eco-psychology, urbanization and accessible design. Throughout this 2-day conference, I experienced detailed information regarding Ford’s efforts in areas of automotive sustainability, virility & beyond. During day one, we were filled to the brim with knowledge in 90-minute sessions featuring Adrian Grenier (from HBO’s Entourage), Christian Siriano (from Bravo’s Project Runway) and more!
In addition to learning in a classroom setting, Ford took the fun outside with amazing experiences including dinner & frolicking at Ford Field (home of the Detroit Lions), D-I-Y FUN at Techshop Detroit and road racing at the Ford Test Track.
All in all, it was an amazing experience that enlightened me on all the behind efforts that goes into developing the next generation of Ford vehicles for years to come!