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You're late for a very important date with Harveys!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Disney and Harveys have teamed up again and you will surely fall head over heals down the rabbit hole for these new bags! The new Alice bags feature a cameo silhouette of Lewis Carrol's quintessential character. and are striped in her signature colors.  The medium tote that Harveys sent us features both a shoulder strap (removable) and handles and an adorable White Rabbit zipper pull.

Possibly the very best part of this design is the interior fabric.  Follow the White Rabbit down the zipper pull and fall for Alice like we have here at Picturing Disney!

Harveys quality is top notch and this bag is sure to last for years. The unique seatbelt style and the care in designing this new Alice in Wonderland line are a cut above.  You will not regret your purchase if you nab up one of these bags before they sell out! (And if you haven't seen Through the Looking Glass and its still out in a theatre near year, be sure to grab your new Harveys bag and head out to see the Tim Burton sequel!) 

Something for Every Disney Fan from LoungeFly!

Monday, July 18, 2016

The last several years we have seen incredible partnerships between Disney and creative and fabulous designers and companies well known for making long-lasting and quality products. The Disney collections through LoungeFly follow suite completely. One of the best things about these lines is that there is literally something for every fan young and old alike from the Little Mermaid to Lilo and Stitch, Arandelle to Halloweentown to Wonderland characters abound on the newest LoungeFly designs (check them out on social media: FB, Twitter, IG, Pinterest, YouTube).

We were lucky to be sent two sample bags to review: Monique the Frozen Embossed Glitter Bag and Melissa the Sugar Skull Jack Skellington Backpack.

Nightmare Before Christmas Backpack

First look on this bag and I was smitten. I am of the camp of people who adore sugar skull art, I even love the little bit of alliteration when you say sugar skull out loud. I have seen tattoos and fan art (and Pop vinyls) incorporating Jack and Sally as sugar skulls but this bag is a whole new level.

It is also functional and soft, easy to pack because of its organization, and its about to be my go-to travel bag (pretty sure I could spot it a mile away even if I decided to check it at the airport)! When I first started to travel I would take days and weeks and savor the packing process, always checked a bag, and used multiple organized checklists (Danny Tanner would've been proud).  However, in recent years I have become a light packer and a quick one, having been known to pack only a backpack for a weekend trip and do it 15 minutes before I need to get out the door. This bag is perfect for that!


I was a little worried about the collar of Jack's shirt, but even packed with my macbook and filled to the brim with essays to grade and books to bring home for the summer it never once became an issue. I had this bag completely overpacked and still it never caught on anything as I tossed it around my car and I never felt like the bag was going to tear or the straps break under the pressure of teacher edition textbooks and end of year gifts. It is perfect for everyone who keeps the spirit of Halloween (or Christmas) in their hearts all year. :)

Frozen Embossed Glittery Purse

I have to say I've been following LoungeFly for some time on social media and I remember when this bag first made it's appearance. Everyone was in love (including me). Needless to say I was excited to see that this was one of the complimentary bags we were sent by LoungeFly since, if anyone doesn't know by now, I'm a huge Frozen fan.

This bag is perfect for work and the everyday venture. It not only looks, but feels well made and seems like it will withstand a ton of use.
The details are stunning and are totally reminiscent of the main aspects of the film. I especially love the fact that the "Disney's Frozen" plate is so prominent and the Elsa silhouettes that are embedded into the faux, white, glittery leather. The size and space this bag has is also a great feature that everyone will love.

Needless to say I've taken it to work with me already and it took them a bit to notice that it wasn't your everyday designer bag. They were sweetly surprised to see it was a Frozen bag and even asked where to get their own.

I think its safe to say that LoungeFly is definitely a brand all Disney fans should check out. As already mentioned above, LoungeFly has something for everyone. From classy to alternative, each bag and design represent their fandom precisely as the fans would desire. We can't wait to see what is next from LoungeFly!!

Well, what are you waiting for?! GO CHECK THEM OUT!!

All Hail the Arrival of Elena of Avalor

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Needless to say when the rumblings and whispers of a Hispanic Disney Princess came about, I was very excited. With so many cultural princesses under their belt, it was about time Disney finally celebrated Latin and Hispanic culture.

Elena of Avalor is the newest highly-anticipated animated series to come out of Disney Channel. The CG Animated styled series will explore and celebrate several aspects of Latin and Hispanic folklore and culture. Elena has already made a huge splash online as Disney Store and other top retailers release new merchandise.

Elena of Avalor Costume
Retailer: Disney Store and Disneystore.com
Price: $44.95
Elena of  Avalor Costume Shoes for Kids
Retailer: Disney Store and Disneystore.com
Price: $19.95
Elena of  Avalor Jewelery Set
Retailer: Disney Store and Disneystore.com
Price: $14.95
Elena of  Avalor Scepter with Lights and Sounds
Retailer: Disney Store and Disneystore.com
Price: $19.95
Elena of  Avalor Storytime Guitar
Licensee: JAKKS Pacific
MSRP Price: $24.99
Retailers: MASS
Coming Soon Fall 2016

Elena of  Avalor Apparel
Licensee: Jumping Beans
MSRP Price: $10 - $30
Retailers: Kohls
Coming Soon Fall 2016

Elena and the Secret of AvalorPrice: $15.99
Retailers: MASS
Coming Soon Fall 2016

Elena of  Avalor My Time Singing Doll
Licensee: Hasbro
MSRP Price: $24.99
Retailers: MASS
Coming Soon Fall 2016

If these products haven't excited you yet for the arrival of Elena, take a look at the trailer for the series. ;D

Enjoy Joffrey's Teas for some Disney magic at home!

Monday, June 27, 2016

I can say with sincere honesty that I did not know much about the Joffrey's company before seeing them pop up as a coffee producer in Disney Parks and we very soon became vacation BFFs.

Although without Joffrey's I wouldn't be able to make my way through 3am extra magic hours and then get up after a few hours to ensure a ride on Test Track at park opening... at home I am not much of a coffee drinker. I am a tea girl all the way, and while I am being honest here I should admit... a complete tea snob. I swallowed the hard pill of moving for a year into a town that was a 52 mile commute each way to work, and I did so knowing that the flagship of my favorite tea brand was on my ride home.  I love loose tea and tea sachets are so convenient and the taste is so much better than tea bags that I gladly pay the upcharge for the loose-tea-in-a-tea-bag flavor.

I tried Joffrey's Black Currant loose and Earl Grey sachets this weekend (Thanks to Joffrey's for sending them to us to sample!) and they were sweet and smooth in all the right ways.  (Most notably similar to Harney & Sons if you have ever tried these.)  I was more than just pleased to find out how lovely the tea tastes but that it was direct from Joffrey's and that I can get it right in Disney Springs on my next trip to Walt Disney World! I cannot wait to enjoy the great tea drinks (I love the iced chai) on my trip and grab some tea to bring home as well. Enjoy a cup of tea at home and in the parks, and enjoy every sip thanks to Joffrey's!

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