Solemates Blog

Walk the Walk
5 reasons we want you to take a walk today. The world feels upside down. The stress is palpable, the uncertainty is exhausting.  With so many working so hard to navigate us through the public health and economic crisis, the...
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Small Business Spotlight: SantM, Functional Luxury Footwear
In light of the current challenges we are all facing, we wanted to shift the focus to something positive:  the energy and passion that all founders, entrepreneurs, and small business owners possess. Over the next few weeks, we will feature some of the small businesses and brands that we know and love.
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Sweeter After Difficulties
The ethos of our brand, from the very beginning, has been anchored in celebrations; weddings, graduations, proms and anytime people came together looking and feeling their best.  We never could have imagined a world in which these rites of passage...
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Homebound: Top Ten Ways to Make a Quality time out of a Quarantine
It's Corona Time and not in a good way.  With quarantines, self-quarantines and the general WFH vibe in the air, we've come up with a list of ways to make the most and the best of this peculiar downtime.  Clean...
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Spotlight Series: Hannah Bjorndal Photography
Please describe your service in 3-5 sentences.  We provide wedding photography to engaged couples who want lasting memories from their wedding day that are both beautifully artistic and capture the authentic moments from the day. Unlike other photographers, we place...
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Spotlight Series: Charlotte Bell of Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel
ASK THE EXPERTS. SPOTLIGHT on Charlotte Bell, Director of Catering and Conference Services at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Please describe your service in 3-5 sentences. Tell us about your team (or if you work alone). Kimpton RiverPlace is...
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Shoe of the Week
This week’s shoe of the week is the Jeffrey Campbell Maera Pump; we love it for 3 reasons:  It’s mesh + patent which is the perfect balance of give + take. The shoe will move and stretch a little with...
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Spotlight Series: Cara Benthal, Catering Manager at Temecula Creek Inn
A series of posts dedicated to the pillars of the event design world that spotlight talent and creativity.  Today we focus on Temecula Creek Inn. A place whose natural beauty is outdone only by the attention and care its events...
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We're Going to the Super Bowl
  Not only is she always wearing Solemates while standing on the sidelines and cheering on her championship team, but she has kindly gifted a pair of our heel protectors and our blister blocker to the wife of every other...
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Spotlight Series: LPRESTIGOUS EVENTS
A series of posts dedicated to the pillars of the event design world that spotlight talent and creativity.  Today we focus on Lprestigiousevents, a full-service wedding and event planning company that acts more like a reliable, organized, and creative best friend...
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How to Protect Suede and Leather: A Guide to Shoe, Boot, and Bag Care
Suede and leather are soft, supple, and all-natural materials used to make anything from bags and belts to your favorite pair of shoes. Since this material is sensitive to things like water and other liquids, it's important to know how...
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Spotlight Series: CAUSE WE CAN EVENTS
A series of posts dedicated to the pillars of the event design world that spotlight talent and creativity.  Today we focus on Gabrielle Pinkerton of CAUSE WE CAN EVENTS.  Staying true to their name, this team spans the country with their...
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Spotlight Series: Alicia Mae & ILE Events
A series of posts dedicated to the pillars of the event design world that spotlight talent and creativity.  Today we profile Alicia Mae of ILE events and get a first hand account of how she and her team both infuse and...
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How to Prevent Blisters on Your Feet and Hands
When most people think of blisters, the first thought that comes into their mind probably has to do with blisters brought on by running or hiking. It's true that both of these activities can contribute to blister formation (in fact,...
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Spotlight Series: PIXELICIOUS
A series of posts dedicated to the pillars of the event design world that spotlight talent and creativity.  Today we jump behind the lens of one of the word's most highly sought wedding photographers; Jimmy Chan of Pixelicious.  While he...
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Spotlight Series: HERE COMES THE GUIDE
A series of posts dedicated to the pillars of the event design world that spotlight talent and creativity.  Today we learn about Here Comes the Guide, a wedding website focused on matching brides with the venue that is best for their...
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Spotlight Series: FLOWER MOXIE
A series of posts dedicated to the pillars of the event design world that spotlight talent and creativity.  Today we learn about the online resources available to DIY brides; and the secrets to creating top-of the line looking floral arrangements at...
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Spotlight Series: VEGAS WEDDINGS
A series of posts dedicated to the pillars of the event planning and design world that spotlight talent and creativity.  Below, we discover the secrets to throwing a one of kind wedding in the wedding capital of the world; and...
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Spotlight Series: SMALL SHINDIGS
A series of posts dedicated to the pillars of the event design world that spotlight talent and creativity.  Be sure to read from start to finish, noting some of Sarah's particularly personal touches.  Please describe your service in 3-5 sentences.  I...
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Spotlight Series: THE EVENT OF A LIFETIME
A series of posts dedicated to the pillars of the event planning and design world that spotlight talent and creativity.  Be sure to read from start to finish, noting some of Melisa's clever touches such as how she used "to...
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If you didn't know...
Now you know.  The Solemates Blister Blocker is the top performing blister prevention product on the market.  As an all natural formula, it has attracted a wide world of fans including professional athletes, World Cup Champions, and the every day...
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