Halsea Holiday 2010

Looking for a holiday gifts under $50?
Need something for your jet-setting sister?
Want to splurge on a show-stopping gift?

Halsea, the beach chic travel bag company, is offering a full line of totes, handbags, suitcases, roller duffles, clutches, make up bags and more this holiday.

With four prints and eight color ways, the shell pink and coffee brown Sunset collection is the perfect match to the aqua and kelp green Aquatic Collection, making any Halsea bag easy to mix and match. www.halsea.com

Here are a few of Halsea designer, Sally Bartz’s favorite gifts:

Large Tote – Everyone love this bag from celebrities to moms. With six pockets on the inside and laminated canvas on the outside, this bag goes everywhere from the beach to the gym to the farmer’s market to the airplane.

Under $50 - Our Small Make Up Bag ($40) and the Sunglasses Case ($30) have long been staples of every Halsea girl. I love the small make up bag not only for make-up but also to keep my cell phone, camera and other essentials organized in my tote.

Roller Duffle – I can be efficient if I have to, but I love the Roller Duffle because I can carry everything I need to get away. People love this style because of the Doctor Bag opening and the pink lining on the inside. It is a show stopper and a great gift for someone who travels a lot or just wishes she did.

For samples, hi-res images or interview requests, contact: TO Media Co
allison@tomediaco.com or lauren@tomediaco.com

TO Media Co + Halsea

Sally Bartz, the designer and creator of the effortlessly chic Halsea line of travel bags and accessories, is amazing.  In just four years, her bags have become the definition of beach chic lifestyle and are now carried in stores nationwide.

When she first launched her line in 2006, she hired TO Media Co to handle her public relations and introduce Halsea to the press.  She has been a client ever since.   

Halsea bags have appeared in countless national magazines and national TV shows, as well as local Orange County press, while Sally herself has been featured in Coastal Living, Orange Coast, Riviera, Romantic Homes and on KABC and KTLA.


One of things we love most about this business is that you NEVER know what the next day is going to bring... We had a great week here at TO Media Co., with exciting requests and inquiries for all of our clients from the likes of Family Circle, Parenting, two national radio shows and Lifetime television.  So exciting!!

And tomorrow night we will top off this incredible week with the Inaugural House Party for O-MAMA.com at the home of founder Michelle Tingler with some of OC's outstanding Opinionated MAMAs and a whole lot of great conversation and fun. Can't wait to celebrate!! To learn more about O-MAMA and how you can host your own O-MAMA House Party with the opinionated moms in your life, log on to www.o-mama.com.

On top of all the excitement, we helped out our favorite Nashville-based PR company Triple7 PR (http://www.triple7pr.com/ - we love you Carrie and Ashley) with a little shoot for The Doctors with celebrity chef and author Rocco DeSpirito.  Such a pleasure to work with him again as well as the fantastic team from The Doctors! You HAVE to check out Rocco's latest cookbook, titled Now Eat This... it is packed full of healthy eating tips and fantastic healthy "makeovers" for some of America's all-time favorite recipes (Fried Chicken, Macaronit and Cheese and even Mayonaise get the full nutritional treatment!) and is climbing the bookselling charts like a rocket!!  I can't wait to try a few myself.  Check back for tune-in info on the episode.

Happy Friday Everyone!  Hope this great momentum rolls right through the weekend...

Wonderful, Talented Ladies!

Happy Holidays!

At TO Media Co we work some pretty amazing women - business owners, entrepreneuers and hard workers,  who are innovative, forward thinking and fun to be around. So we recently hosted a little gathering of some of our favorite women at atelier natalie umbert in Corona del Mar. 

Here is a short list of some of our favorites: Natalie Umbert of atelier natalie umbert, Kellie Swaim of Bravo Sports, Lisa Jackson of joie de vie , Zuma Ayriyan of Vazu Kids, Shanna Coady of My Favorite Everything, Shelly Strazis of Shelly Strazis Photography, Michelle Tingler of O-MAMA and Melinda Hovee-Harlan of Little Stylings, Sally Bartz of Halsea , Mindy Gayer of Cotton Idea Studio and Lisa Sommer of Venturesom


Highly sought-after, Hollywood Beauty & Rejuvenation Guru, Celebrity Body Parts Model, Louisa Maccan-Graves, The author of two doctor-recommended books entitled, “Hollywood Beauty Secrets: Remedies to the Rescue”, Louisa has helped countless actresses, TV anchors, radio hosts, Hollywood make-up artists, baby boomers and even royalty with her budget-friendly tips. www.hollywoodbeautysecrets.com/sizzle2

For this holiday season, Louisa can share fun, interactive budget-friendly tips on the following and more:

• Affordable beauty gifts with homemade recipes

• Party perfect skin in just 7 days

• What you can use in your pantry today to look great tomorrow

• Tips for great looking legs in the new celeb-favorite mini dress

• Age proof your hands with common kitchen ingredients so you can keep them guessing at cocktail parties

• Look Great By Christmas - To help slim down, 10 days before you have to fit into that special party dress, Louisa reveals her doctor-approved tonic for eliminating bloating, fat, and flattening your tummy.

• Tips to minimize the puffy eyes in between holiday parties

In 2010 Make YOU Your Resolution. Take better care of yourself with these easy, budget beauty tips:

• Louisa reveals how her Microdermabrasion Scrub Recipe and an exotic fruit can help even and brighten skin.

• To rejuvenate and tighten the neck area, Louisa’s 3-ingredient recipe is made with products found in your local health food store. And this recipe can also help fade and tighten stretch marks!

• Louisa demonstrates two quick and easy facial exercises that help lift and tighten the jowls, and how you can firm your arms and thighs – while you drive to work!

• Louisa will share her quick 5-step manicure.

In addition to gracing over 1000 commercials, TV shows movies and 100’s of print ads, Louisa’s body parts have doubled for many of Hollywood’s top A-list celebrities including:

Paulina Porizkova, Cindy Crawford, Gwyneth Paltrow, Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Garner, Sela Ward, Kate Walsh, Heather Locklear, Molly Sims, Lauren Hutton, Patricia Heaton, Milla Jovovich, Rachel Weisz, Alyssa Milano, Andie MacDowell, Kirstie Allie

As a Beauty & Rejuvenation Expert, Louisa has revealed her non-invasive age-proofing tips on myriad TV shows including: Extra, Soap Talk, Eye on LA, Seattle’s Northwest Afternoon, Portland’s AM Northwest, Chicago 2 News, ABC News Now-Stylin’, KTLA Los Angeles & KUSI Morning News, Fox 6, Fox 11, Star! Daily,Inside San Diego and more. Louisa has done 100’s of radio interviews offering no-nonsense head to toe solutions for many women’s challenges. http://www.hollywoodbeautysecrets.com/

For booking, contact:

Lauren Townsend – Lauren@tomediaco.com

Allison Olmstead – Allison@tomediaco.com

TO Media Co