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Popchips  the top selling line of popped chips and one of the fastest growing snack brands in the u.s., today announced a month long mobile fashion truck tour, giving snack fanatics the opportunity to dress like a popstar, and snack like one too.

Following the lead from the gourmet food trucks that brought high-end eats to the masses, PopChips teams up with the Bay Area’s first fashion truck, topshelf boutique, to add some flavor to fall for fashionistas of all ages. just in time for the holidays, PopChips presents an exclusive pop-up mobile fashion truck shopping and snacking experience. snackers are invited to pop over to one of the 34 local stops and check out nor cal’s premiere fashion truck, get the popstar look with hand selected affordable styles, get poppin’ with music and prizes all while snacking on complimentary popchips, of course.

The PopChips pop-up fashion truck will make 34 stops throughout northern california including a launch event at BloodHound in San Francisco on Thursday, November 1 from 5-8:00 p.m. During the month of November the truck will pop up at local retailers like whole foods and nugget markets, college and corporate campuses and local neighborhood hotspots from San Francisco to San Jose to Sacramento and beyond. The last two days of the tour are reserved for a “people’s choice pop-up” where fans can suggest the final three locations. for an up to date schedule of where the pop-up fashion truck will be, visit; to view popstar inspired looks by topshelf, visit

what: popchips northern ca pop-up fashion truck tour

when: kicking off on thursday, november 1 from 5 – 8:00 p.m.; additional events extend throughout the month of november

where: kick-off party at bloodhound
1145 folsom st at 7th
san francisco, ca

who: and

cost: free


Hawaii Bitters CompanyIf you’re a part of the tech industry, then chances are you’ve managed to venture out after work to a club, lounge, or an office where some type of party is happening. This industry is infamous for its parties (in addition to its hard work ethics). One person seems to recognize that this phenomenon holds some opportunity and he’s looking to bank on it in his brand new venture.

Mike Prasad, a long-time Los Angeles fixture who is renowned for being a serial entrepreneur, has spread his wings and ventured out to the Hawaii in search of new opportunities. Mr. Prasad is probably more well known for being the founder of the popular female gaming community site, GirlGamer, the anime fan site,, the new social media event tool, Screenfuse, and definitely for being the guy who helped put the popular food truck, Kogi BBQ, on the map, social media-wise. About a year ago, Mr. Prasad decided to create a new venture called MXLGY, which is a “free private newsletter for the drinking enthusiast, dedicated to the art of craft cocktails & modern mixology.” During his adventures in the Aloha state, he decided to pursue his interest in mixed drinks and cocktails and slowly started to foster an idea to bring a little bit of Hawaii to the rest of the world.

By Miiko Mentz (@miikomentz) and Alison McNeill (@alisonmcneill)

As we head on into the weekend we thought we’d get you in a weekend spa mood by sharing more interviews from the 2009 Face & Body Expo. So far we’ve shared our interviews with Danielle Farnan of GoSmile and Lisbeth Boger of Eminence Organic Skin Care. Next up are Sanitas Skincare and Sparitual.

Josie Dembikzak of Sanitas Skincare talked to us about the importance of having good skin and how it comes from the inside out. Sanitas skincare has both nutritional and topical skincare products. And we got to throw back a couple of shots (no, they didn’t contain alcohol) with Josie, check it out:

In the video below, Anya Whisenhunt of Sparitual shares with us the Sparitual philosophy of creating eco-friendly products, and she talks about a few of their vegan products from nail polish to bath salts. Sparitual nail care and spa product formulations are naturally colored and free of unhealthy ingredients such as synthetic dyes, formaldehyde and toluene, which are common ingredients found in most mainstream nail polish brands.

Sanitas has not jumped on the social media bandwagon and does not have a twitter handle or Facebook fan page (maybe after reading this they will engage). However, we did find an active Sparitual Facebook fan page and a Twitter handle (@SpaRitual), but no tweets. I suspect that the company didn’t create the Twitter handle. However, they should claim it because they have lots of customers and fans talking about them on Twitter.

The next time you’re at the spa, perhaps this weekend, ask about Sanitas Skincare and Sparitual.

Related Posts:

Face and Body Expo 2009: GoSmile

Face & Body Expo 2009: Eminence Organics