It’s been less than 24 hours since my final moments experiencing the rich history & entertainment that is the London 2012 Olympics. Throughout my time spent as a tourist in Great Britain – I was able to create unforgettable friendships, enjoy many Olympic activities and make a few funny videos along the way. Some of my blog posts featured on Samsung’s site included:
Check out a few of my favorite moments from my SamsungGlobalBlogger.com post and a clip from my team’s final video in London below…
Our final day together brought us to Richard Bronsteins’s Kensington Rooftop Garden, where yours truly was awarded by a group of global blogging peers the ‘Best Blogger’ Award. *Jumps For Joy*
Looking for more Samsung Global Blogger action? Be sure to check out my fellow global bloggers online, they each have diverse and amazing blogs that I’m sure you’ll enjoy!
Remember this check in on Foursquare? My team had the task of creating an entertaining 30-second video at the War Museum in London and we came up with a ‘Battle of the Sexes’ competition for the ages! We had adults running relays, kids doing tumbles & flips and more (all for the sake of our team winning the ‘Best Video Award‘.
Check out the Samsung Global Bloggers daily show featuring my team’s new video!!!
Watch all the latest videos from the Samsung Global Blogger competition as the bloggers continue exploring the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Check out the latest video challenge that the Christen and her fellow Samsung Global Bloggers endured in London. From day one – they met, created and conquered amazing videos that met up to the challenge and raised the bar for video blogging during the Olympics. Check out the first video recap on SamsungGlobalBlogger.com below…
There’s nothing better than a little unexpected retail relay to reestablish your faith in spur of the moment buys. During my first full day in London, the Samsung Global Blogger program kept me busy, intrigued and on my toes at all times. First off, all the SGBs were paired together in groups of 9 or more to create an introductory video welcoming our collective readers to join us while on this amazing journey via SamsungGlobalBloggers.com. After completing the challenge, I had a little free time to explore the boutiques close by Chelsea Football Stadium and later the Westfield Mall.
Westfield Mall was a great break from the ordinary shopping experience, simply for the spectrum of high and low end retailers inhabiting one huge oasis of fashion. Louis Vuitton, Top Shop, Ted Baker, Gucci & H&M all held enormous spatial stores within the mall, while the restaurants & food areas were just as posh. Check out my first Samsung Global Blogger post here for more on my first day London shopping relay (Samsung in The City).
Only on the rainiest day of my trip so far (Monday) would I have a Samsung Blogger Challenge that required me to walk throughout the soaked streets of London. Normally, I would have a soaking, sulking attitude to match my climate however, I found a variety of similarities within the streets of London that were all too familiar to the Big Apple back home. Today, I’ve seen more designer boutiques & flagship stores than I could’ve ever imagined. From Diane Von Furstenberg, Vivienne Westwood, Karen Millen & more – no matter what precipitation is going on outside – those registers are ringing non-stop on the inside. Not far from Picadilly Circus is an all too familiar retail oasis in London known as SoHo – yes, SoHo. The area hosted a variety of retail stores including Tommy Hilfiger, Juicy Couture, Ted Baker, Brooks Brothers – let’s just say there are enough retail therapy in this high-tourist area to keep you busy for days… rain or shine.
What are a few of your favorite shopping hot spots while traveling throughout the world? Want to see more of my fashion finds? Stay tuned to DivasandDorks.com and SamsungGlobalBloggers.com to for more!
Greetings, from Team USA here in London for the 2012 Olympics! (Honestly, I still can’t believe I made it — wanna know why? Follow me on Instagram to find out.) The entire city is a buzz with Olympic action, from my arrival to Heathrow Airport up until my arrival to my hotel here in Hammersmith — the Olympic excitement is in the air. Make sure you keep up with all my Olympic coverage on the Samsung Global Blogger site (below) as well and DivasandDorks.com daily.
My first stop today is the Samsung Global Bloggers Suite where I got my hands on my new Samsung SIII smartphone as well as an abundance of Samsung swag. Since the next few weeks will be extremely busy, I think I’ll sit back for a minute and check out the SIII and put it to the test.
Did you know that Samsung is the official sponsor of the 2012 Olympics? Check out a few of your favorite Olympians from Team USA using some the cool features of the Samsung SIII smartphone below…
Are you checking out the Olympics this year? Who are some of your favorite Olympians and which games are you looking forward to watching?
The 2012 Olympic Games are in full swing in London, England (I haven’t even begun to pack for my trip overseas tomorrow – but that’s another story.) Did you know: The average Olympic fan is a 18-22 year old female? Yup, it’s true. Women outnumber men as Olympic fans and when it comes to oversharing on social media, we outnumber men in that competition too. Social media advertising company Compass Labs recently analyzed Facebook fans of the official Olympic Games and U.S. Olympic Team pages to compile some revealing profiles of how the two groups match up. And don’t worry about a small sample size — combined, the two pages have about 5.7 million fans.
What does Michael Phelps, Family Guy and Sudoko have in common? They’re all just a few of Olympics favorite things…. check out more Olympic fan favorites below…
What do you think? Did any of your favorites make the list?
One thing we can say for sure is that, Michelle Obama exudes her class and elegance globally. No matter what location she’s in, you can clearly see her regal nature, and know that her position must be significant (though you’d have to be living under a rock to not know our FLOTUS on site). Mrs. Obama headed to the 2012 Olympic games where she has already started attending some of the most fascinating, and coveted of the events. Everyone is just waiting for their chance to hug her or receive a handshake, including the athletes themselves.
Michelle first attended a royal event at Buckingham Palace. The event was a Pre-Opening Ceremony reception hosted by the Queen herself. When you’re a person of high stature such as our First Lady, you can wear pieces from collections before they’re available to the public. Michelle wore a 2013 J. Mendel Resort Embroidered Jacket, as well as chiffon pleated skirt from the designer as well. She then went on to cheer in the stands(next to previous 3- Olympic title holder Dominique Dawes) for Serena Williams at the London Olympics Team USA Tennis Tournament. She rocked a Tracy Reese combo frock, with a polka dot sweater. She also attended the USA vs France game, in which the Dream Team were victorious and hugged NBA baller, Carmelo Anthony while wearing a more casual gray sweater, and khaki pant ensemble.
Cybercriminals have not been slacking on the email front, either, as more than 50 spammed mails have been discovered, all of them scams related to the 2012 London Olympics. One of them claims to be a notification for an Olympic Email Lottery winner, with the user supposedly winning a large sum of cash.
We’re sure that this is only a preview of things in terms of the relay race cybercriminals are running to take advantage of the Olympics. Do you have what it takes to make sure they don’t come in first? To help prepare yourself, check out this latest info graphic and learn how you can defend yourself from Olympic cybercrimes…
It is with great pride and excitement that I announce that I have been selected as one of four bloggers in the US to represent Team USA in London, England during the 2012 Olympic games! IT’S TRUE! As one of the selected Samsung Global Bloggers, I will be heading overseas to London next week August 2nd for two weeks, brining you all the latest Olympic news and excitement from the epicenter of it all!
A while ago, I shared that Samsung Mobile launched a worldwide search in 14 countries to find the best video bloggers to send to the 2012 Olympic Games. (Check out my video here.) Winners were selected based on a variety of abilities, including reporting & unique on camera presence. Encouraged by sporting icon, David Beckham and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, hundreds of potential bloggers submitted videos in hopes of winning and guess who’s video landed her a wining spot on Team USA?
I am so excited and proud to win a coveted spot on Team USA as a Samsung Global Blogger and can’t wait to share each and every interview, social, sporting and Olympic experience with our DivasandDorks.com readers daily. In addition to sharing my experiences on DivasandDorks.com, make sure to stay connected via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for up to the minute Olympic updates. Stay tuned for my Olympic experiences to be shared online on SamsungGlobalBloggers.com, MSN.com and more in the next few weeks.
Catch all the Olympic action starting today - The Opening Ceremony, titled “The Isles of Wonder”, will kick off Friday night in London at 9pm (that’s 4pm EST) on NBC.
Samsung is searching for curious, imaginative and motivated people to join them in London for a once in a lifetime trip to experience the London 2012 Olympic Games.
If you’re chosen, you’ll get to experience the biggest sporting event of the year firsthand. You will search out the best London has to offer during the Games and share it with the world via video, photos and written entries on specially created blogs. You’ll provide a unique insight into the London 2012 Olympic Games as it dominates life in London through the summer.
Ready to explore and share your experiences during the London 2012 Olympic Games? Just submit a video (up to 2 minutes in length) telling Samsung why you would be great at finding and sharing the best stories in London during the London 2012 Olympic Games. IT’S THAT EASY!
Since the contest ends next week – June 22nd, you should probably head over to Samsung.com for complete rules and details on how to enter!
CHECK OUT MY VIDEO ENTRY BELOW: