Hope’s Big Hawaiian Adventure – Watch out Hawaii, here I come

On Tuesday, March 1st, I will start out on an amazing 6 day adventure that is just the start of a new chapter in The Year of Hope.  Thanks to my friend and partner in crime, Linda Decker and The Castle in Hawaii, an upscale bed and breakfast sitting on the edge of the ocean, I’ll be headed to the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii.

We will be spending a few days at the Castle on the lush side of the Island and then will head to Kona.  We are still working on or travel arrangements, and will fill you all in as soon as plans have been finalized.

I’ll be documenting the travel portion of my trip on Things You Should Do and Where I’ve Been.  I’ll also be writing some more reflective posts on The Year of Hope

Going Healthy!

Both of us have been focusing on eating more healthy and working out, so in addition to some relaxing and cocktailing, we will also be eating healthy and working out in our tropical surroundings.  We are excited to show the world that you can go on vacation and not gain 5 lbs!! I’ll be counting weight watchers points and Linda will be eating healthy, small meals though out the day.

But Wait, There’s More….

Of course there’s more sillies!! Would I do something that wasn’t going to turn into more!?  This is just the start of a very exciting adventure.  I can’t share everything right now, but if you follow the blog and my tweets at @windycitysocial and @theyearofhope you will be the first to know.

What about Windy City Social?

Windy City Social is still alive and well. We hosted our first quarterly Party of a Purpose of the year, filled the Public House with over 250 fantastic professionals and raised over $2,000 to help find a cure for ALS.

We are working on our Third Annual Social Media Masters Summit which will be head in August or September of 2011.  I’m pulling together a power team made up of others in the industry as passionate about Social Media and Marketing as I am.  After the success of last year’s Summit, everyone kept asking us how we were going to top ourselves this year.  All I can say is that we are working hard on that right now and promise an event that will amaze! If you are a big brand or blogger  or know of one with a great example of Social Media in motion, please drop us a line and info@windycitysocial.com . We would love to consider it as a session.

There will also be another Marketing Challenge or two, so stay tuned.

So You Wanna be a Designer


The job with Suite Partners working on the Social Media for the Kenmore Live Studio is as exciting as ever.  Right now we are casting for a fashion reality show – So You Wanna be a Designer.  If you know of anyone with fashion oozing through their veins looking for their big break, have them check out the contest.  Six hand selected fledgling designers will compete each against each other for a grand prize of $20,000 and a Kenmore Elite Washer and Dryer.  Along the way they will learn from fashion insiders as they vie to be the last one standing.    Debbie Jagel (The Ootra Girl) a former model and fashion designer is the charming host of the show.

Promo Video

Contest Registration


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2 Responses to “Hope’s Big Hawaiian Adventure – Watch out Hawaii, here I come”

  1. How exciting! It’s going to be amazing and it shouldn’t be too hard to count points because there is tons of fresh tropical fruit available. Hit up the Farmer’s market if you can. I can’t wait to hear about your trip. Bon voyage!

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    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Windy City Social and Windy City Social, Marian Mangoubi. Marian Mangoubi said: @windycitysocial just read your big news. that's really EXCITING! look fwd to reading your posts from HAWAII. Have fun 🙂 http://ow.ly/41mbX […]