Feb 192013
 
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Our World Underwater expo is now over. With an overall attendance of 10,000 + visitors over the weekend, it was once again a great success.

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Miss Nyet was present at this year’s edition for the first time, and it proved to be a wonderful and rewarding experience. Not only everyone in the Diving community is a pleasure to work with, but, being a scuba instructor myself, it was a great opportunity to see old friends in the business again, as well as meeting new people from all over the world.

Here are a couple photos of the booth I shared with Windy City Divers, led by the best Capt’n you will ever find this side of Lake Michigan, Jim Gentile. If you are yet to discover the beauty of underwater wrecks around Chicago, be sure to check out his website at: http://www.windycitydiving.net. Also present at the booth was Richard E. Hyman, who came from Connecticut to present and sign copies of his book “Frogmen.” Richard is one of the few Americans who dove and worked with legendary Captain Cousteau aboard the Calypso, back in the 70s. Needless to say, it was an honor and a privilege to get to hear him talk to me about his adventures as underwater photographer! You can read more about him  and his book here: www.richardehyman.com.

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Many visitors stopped by the booth to look and buy our jewelry, as well as copies of my novel ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest.

The definite best sellers at the show turned out to be the sailor choker, which I am wearing around my neck in the photo below, the leather cord pirate bracelets and, of course, the now classic anchor bracelets. Check them out, they are all available to order through our website!

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And last but not least, I am proud to announce the winner of our OWU raffle, R.Rumble from Dive News Network, who wins a Latigo leather anchor cuff!

Congratulations, you will receive your prize in the mail very soon!

 

Feb 142013
 
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Last week end was a weekend like no other on the slopes of Devil’s Head ski resort in Wisconsin: The American Blind Skiing Organization held its Annual fundraising, to raise the much-needed funds which allow the organization to operate.

ABSF is committed to serving visually impaired children & adults, giving them the opportunities and experiences that build confidence & independence that can last a lifetime. Please visit www.absf.org for more information.

With two days of skiing, and a special soiree on Saturday night with live music, appetizers, a raffle and a silent auction, a great time was had by all. Miss Nyet was a supporter, offering items for the silent auction.

We invite you to watch the the segment that aired on NBC15, to find out more about ABSF’s mission: WMTV – News-1

and to view the photos of the event here.

 

 

Mar 142012
 
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It certainly is a random thing that was absolutely not intended on the part of Basque media and television channel EITB, but it caught our attention this morning at Miss Nyet HQ.

EITB’s internet banner ad (see photo) features, aside from its slogan “tus nuevos ojos para ver el mundo”, (your new eyes to see the world), two eyes of a different color: one is blue and the other the color of amber, which happens to be exactly similar to the eyes of Lartaun, the hero of Delphine Pontvieux’s thriller titled “ETA-estimated Time of Arrest”, who happens to be affected by heterochromia.

Do we hear “subliminal imagery?”

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