Lexa PR Holiday Gift Guide

Need some holiday shopping inspiration? We’ve rounded up our favorites and we think we have something for every person on your list!

Great Divide Brewing’s Yeti Yoga Mat

Photo courtesy of Great Divide Brewing

Photo courtesy of Great Divide Brewing

Spread the Yeti love with this super sleek and eco-friendly yoga mat. A perfect companion for Hoppy Yogis, this yoga mat is reversible. #IBelieve. ($50)

Collaboration Fest Tickets

Photo courtesy of The Brewtography Project

Photo courtesy of The Brewtography Project

The ultimate gift for your fellow beer lover, Collaboration Fest is America's most creative beer festival featuring more than 100 beer collaborations with over 150 participating breweries. This signature beer event occurs on March 31st, 2018 but don’t wait on purchasing tickets. ($65-$85)

 

The Real Dill’s Avid Bruncher Collection

Photo courtesy of The Real Dill

Photo courtesy of The Real Dill

You’ll be a brunch MVP with this fantastic collection of bloody mary must-haves. Included in the collection are The Real Dill’s Habanero Horseradish Dills, Caraway Garlic Dills, Bloody Mary Mix, and two mason jar drinking glasses. ($60)

Gift Cards

Photo courtesy of The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar

Photo courtesy of The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar

The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar offers an array of globally inspired street food paired with tasty cocktails. Gift cards can be purchased with a $25 minimum.

 

Photo courtesy of Peel Handcrafted Pizza

Photo courtesy of Peel Handcrafted Pizza

For the pizza fanatic in your life, look no further than Peel Handcrafted Pizza. Not only do they have decadent gourmet pizzas but their charcuterie boards are seriously on point.

State of Craft Beer T-Shirts

Photo courtesy of The Colorado Brewers Guild

Photo courtesy of The Colorado Brewers Guild

Support local beer with fashion. These shirts are made available by the Colorado Brewers Guild, a non-profit trade association who promotes and protects the Colorado craft brewing industry. ($25)

A Case of Wine

Who wouldn’t love case of wine? Lucky for you, Molly’s Spirits has a Wine Club which is free to sign up. Wine Club members will receive exclusive discounted deals for cases of wine.

Photo courtesy of Molly's Spirits

Photo courtesy of Molly's Spirits

Practicing Self-Care So You Can Bring Your A Game to Work

When it comes to public relations, you have to be on your game at all times. We are in a constant state of communication; when we’re not announcing new releases, product launches and events, we’re following up to make sure that journalists have all of the information that they need. When we’re not following up, we’re pitching potential story ideas, and participating in social listening to find areas of opportunity. At Lexa PR, we believe in practicing self-care in order to bring your best self to work. Here are 5 things you can do to make sure you’re bringing your A game to work.

  1. Set your intention for the day: Rather than waking up and going through your morning routine in a zombified state, practice setting your intention for the day during this process. Being clear on how you desire to feel can help steer you in the right direction when it comes to decision-making throughout the day.

  2. Set start and end times for when you check your e-mail: Let’s face it, in the world of PR, we don’t have standard 9 to 5 hours. Unless you’re in the business of breaking news though, make sure you’re setting aside time to unplug. Try not to check emails as soon as you wake up. Designate a time at the end of the day, i.e. hard stop, of when you truly will stop working.

  3. Take five minutes to jot down priorities for the next day: You would be amazed at how tasks and priorities can get jumbled up throughout the week. Taking a bit of time at the end of the day to re-prioritize focus areas will do wonders for helping you stay organized and prepared for the next day.

  4. Do something active to break up your day: We’ve all hit mental fatigue before and it’s not pretty. Plus, sitting at your desk for hours upon hours can strain your eyes, give you neck pain, and cause burn out. Carve out a little bit of time to go for a walk, do a lunchtime workout, or even meditate. The break will help with productivity.

  5. Rest and repeat: Make sure you are getting an adequate amount of sleep so that you can wake up the next day feeling refreshed and ready to take charg

Lexa PR’s Favorite Summer Reads

Summer is almost over, so we wanted to share with you what we’ve been reading all summer. Whether it’s a nail-biting page turner or stories of inspiration, we think these picks will enhance your next night in.

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
Writer, political activist, feminist, and all around badass, Gloria Steinem shares her life on the road in this poignant, funny and deeply moving memoir. From her time spent in India, to the founding of Ms. magazine, My Life on the Road is a must-read for those seeking to be inspired.

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
Anyone that loves NYC (cough, Chea) will be enamoured with this novel. It reads like a love letter to the city, following an 85-year-old woman on the last day of 1984 as she reflects on her life as a successful ad women and mother (the character is loosely based on real life ad women and author Margaret Fishback). If you’re looking to be swept away in the city, look no further than Lillian Boxfish.

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
“Are you happy with your life?” These are the last words that protagonist Jason Dessen hears before he is knocked unconscious. When he wakes up, he realizes that his life, home, family, even he himself, might not be real. You’ll be rooting for Jason all along but wondering if you’re being duped. Enjoy this book if it is your intention to finish it in a matter of days.

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) by Lauren Graham
No one can better craft the art of fast-speaking dialogue like actress Lauren Graham. In this heart-warming memoir, Graham reveals stories of live and live while working in Hollywood. Plus, she even reflects on her time on the Gilmore Girls set. Read this book if you’re wanting to relive some Gilmore moments.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
When you need to escape the reality of your day-to-day, this book is fabulous. Not only will you feel transported back in time, but you will begin to see the magic in the world around you. This book gives you hope that anything is possible. “There are tents, I am certain, that I have not discovered in my many visits to the circus. Though I have seen a great deal of the sights, traveled a number of available paths, there are always corners that remain unexplored, doors that remain unopened.”

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz
This book transforms the way you look at accounting for your business. When it comes to personal finances we are told over and over again by the experts to pay ourselves first. This book applies that ideology to business. Accounting can be the vain for many business, but this book is not by the book accounting, it gives money management an entire new positive perspective.

Run Fast. Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky
This cookbook is terrific and filled with nourishing mind and body recipes. You will want to read the book cover to cover, and then head directly to the supermarket. The Double Chocolate Teff Cookies on page 187 will hit your sweets spot and the Wild Salmon Sweet Potato Cakes on page 142 will give you all the energy to get through a busy afternoon.

 

Our Favorite Podcasts

As busy professionals, every moment of our lives is filled with action. We fill up our days with meetings, workouts, and social obligations; it’s no wonder that one can easily feel depleted or uninspired by the end of the day. That’s why listening to podcasts are such a great idea—you to get unplug and learn from people smarter than yourself. Often times host have influencers and thought leaders who have been there and done that. Their experiences can provide moments of self-reflection, helping to make sure you don’t make the same mistakes or at least not too often.

Great Divide Brewing Company Packages Strawberry Rhubarb Sour Ale

DENVER - June 23, 2017 - Great Divide Brewing Company is adding a new sour beer to its year-round lineup, Strawberry Rhubarb Sour Ale. Previously released as a specialty beer, Strawberry Rhubarb has found a permanent home in the brewery’s core portfolio on tap and in 22 oz. bombers.

“Beer drinkers may be familiar with this beer as it was brewed in 2013 under the name Demeter,” said Brian Dunn, founder of Great Divide Brewing Company. “People have been lining up for it at our Anniversary parties and GABF in past years, so we’ve known that it’s a winner. It took some time to figure out how to brew bigger batches of it given the incredible amount of fruit and extra labor required but we’re excited to finally be able to release this beer into our year-round lineup.”

Bright and effervescent, this sour is a fun and refreshing lip-puckering brew that’s perfect for every occasion. A gift to the taste buds, the sweetness of the strawberry balances out the tartness of the rhubarb. This beautiful partnership of sweet and tart creates a beer that glows ruby in the glass, bursting with strawberry aroma, and bites with each sip.

Strawberry Rhubarb Sour Ale comes in at 6.2 percent ABV, and will be available year round in 22 oz bottles and draft.

About Great Divide Brewing Company

Founded by Brian Dunn in 1994, Denver-based Great Divide Brewing Company has landed an impressive amount of acclaim, earning 18 Great American Beer Festival medals, five World Beer Cup Awards and 14 spots on BeerAdvocate's "Top Rated Beers: Colorado" (2015). RateBeer.com named Great Divide among the "Top Brewers In the World" (2014), and "Top Brewer in Colorado" (2013) and 12th on their list of "Best Brewers In The World" (2013). At Great Divide, Bold Character is not just a catchphrase. It is the philosophy behind what they brew, how they think and what they believe. For more information visit www.greatdivide.com.