2012 November Archive

As Seen On TV: A+R Stars In AmEx Small Business Saturday Ad

By: Rose Apodaca

Some moments in life pass in a blink. Likewise, the half a dozen moments A+R appears in the television ad promoting the Small Business Saturday program for American Express. Yet, we are absolutely honored to have been selected for the commercial. Shooting took place on all days, the morning of our opening party evening at […]

Jeremy Scott Is Eau Good

By: Rose Apodaca

It’s always such a treat to catch up with busy pals when we both manage to be in one of the A+R stores at the same time. Among the surprise visits this week was Jeremy Scott, whose studio is a rock’s throw from our new La Brea store. Jeremy and I first connected when he […]

Little Chapel On The Prairie

By: Rose Apodaca

Congratulations to A+R Venice local John Umbanhowar, his firm partner Scott Hughes and their team at Hughesumbanhowar Architects for a recent triple threat of awards for the reimagined Prairie Chapel in Dennison, MN, the completed this autumn. From the prestigious American Institute of Architects, there was a Design Honor Award from the Florida chapter (where […]

Give Good [Corporate] Gifts

By: Rose Apodaca

Have presents of mind: Let little wigs feel big and bigwigs feel grand. Tell your associates how much you appreciate doing business with them by giving them something they will actually want to keep for themselves. Thanking clients and acknowledging staff’s hard work is key to building business and good will. All too often, however, […]