June Jun 3019:43 pm CDT
I watch Wine Library TV daily. For roughly twenty minutes everyday, I enjoy watching Gary Vaynerchuk rant and rave about wine, the Jets, Mott and social media. Episode 495 caught my attention for another reason — the shirt Gary was wearing. Gary is the only person who has an @doyoutweet shirt other than myself and business partner Nick. Nick and I were inspired to create a shirt that captured the essence of Twitter for all the users/followers who can’t live without it and go into tremendous withdrawal when the service is down. Twitter is a service that we both use and find extremely useful in keeping us up-to-date with the world around us — it helps answer the question “what are you doing?” and the shirt happens to ask just that. Here’s a clip of Gary wearing an @doyoutweet shirt:
Unfortunately, you can’t see the back of the shirt but there is a “Follow Me” button and a tweet that reads “In reality, nothing should be left unsaid.” Another image of the twitter bird also reappears on a twig branch.
The www.doyoutweet.com site is currently under construction and we hope to officially launch within the coming weeks. We have a number of shirts already printed and we hope to have more designs, color schemes, and other tweet messages to add in the near future. Thinking long term, we hope to expand the selection and allow the customer to customize their shirt with their own twitter screen name and favorite tweet. Stay tuned for new updates by following us on Twitter @doyoutweet or by checking out our website. This is a great side project of ours and we are excited to work on something that shows our appreciation to Twitter and the amazing Twitter community!
Note: All shirts are custom designs of urban10 [interactive]
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June Jun 0818:27 pm CDT
Saturday night was an eventful night for the Houston creative community. Not only were we celebrating the grand opening of Caroline Collective but we were also raising our glasses at The Corkscrew with Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary had an insane traveling schedule this past week. I believe he had some 7 flights in 7 days! Recently, Gary has been flying coast to coast for his book tour, the Houston Food & Wine Week, SEED conference in Chicago and even the Bravo TV awards show in New York. Houston was very lucky that Gary fit us into his hectic schedule despite all the traveling and consecutive nights of little sleep. The man is a machine! More importantly though, all of us who got to share a conversation or two with Gary were blessed to experience his incredible energy and passion for life and true happiness. Gary is more than just a wine guy. He is a great guy who infects everyone he meets with a euphoric impression. After meeting with Gary, you can’t help but to think how well he has branded himself. I think there is a lot more in stored for Gary Vaynerchuk beyond his wine business, daily video blog or any future book deals. Gary has many more mediums to conquer and many more unsuspecting fans to win over.
If you get a chance, go visit Gary while he’s on his book tour. I promise you will walk away extremely fulfilled by the experience as I was. Here’s a video of Gary addressing his supporters at The Corkscrew last night. I don’t know one person who walked away from the party last night who wasn’t, at the very least, intrigued by his genuine desire to personally meet all of those who came out to support him. Houston thanks you, Gary! We hope you enjoyed it just as much as we did.
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June Jun 0817:31 pm CDT
Last night, I stopped by the Caroline Collective grand opening party. I really support the idea of coworking and sharing an environment that fosters creativity and dynamic social interaction between its members and the community. It is an amazing venue and Houston is very lucky to have it. The grand opening was a great time and I met a ton of amazing people. Also, how cool was it that Gary Vaynerchuk was there?!? What a memorable night. Here’s a clip of some of the sights and sounds.
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June Jun 0708:14 am CDT
Gary Vaynerchuk will make a special appearance at The Corkscrew on Washington Avenue tonight (June 7th) at 10:30 pm following the end of the Houston Food & Wine Week. For all the fans who couldn’t make it out to the Woodlands, here is your chance to see Gary in Houston. This should be a great time so grab your friends and stop by The Corkscrew tonight. Let’s end Gary’s trip to Houston on a high note! Can’t wait to see everyone there.
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June Jun 0319:31 pm CDT
Last night, I had the honor of meeting Gary Vaynerchuk. Most people know him as the host from winelibrarytv.com or perhaps a die-hard NY Jets fan. I’m fortunate to now know him as a genuinely great guy who loves life. I think I walked away with many more lessons on life, family, and finding real happiness then lessons about wine. As a self-professed Vayniac, I tune in to his daily video blogs and “follow” him on Twitter but getting the chance to converse with him face to face went completely beyond my expectations. Gary brings life into the room and soul into a conversation. When Gary speaks, you can’t help but see the passion he brings to the table. People flock to him and it isn’t hard to see why. Gary has a magnetic personality.
As I got to know Gary a little bit, I found that we share similar backgrounds in respects to our immigrant family background and life growing up within that structure. I had a mother who was an owner of a spirits/wine store and it was funny to share laughs and memories about parents putting their young children to work in the store. As the evening went on, it struck me that Gary epitomizes how people should treat one another. I think it’s pretty powerful that one person can inspire change like that. Perhaps Gary V could be the one to give Obama a run for his money in this election. Instead of “change,” Gary’s slogan could be “thunder.” Bring it.