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Fun Friday: Best Valentines Day Gift

Brandwatch on Twitter says that “chocolates, flowers, and teddy bears” are this year’s favorites

valentines gifts

I am a fan of flowers but this year I’m going in a different direction.

What is your go to gift on valentines day?

Time Change

The Gotham Gal and I are doing our annual winter in the west and we flew to the mountains of Utah with some of our family yesterday. We are in Utah, Los Angeles, and the bay area regularly for the next couple months. We return to NYC when it’s spring.

Look for this blog to post daily between 8am and 10am eastern time for the next couple months.

We found that being out west last winter allowed us to spend more time with our friends and colleagues and investments out west and we are hoping to do more of that this winter.

Merry Christmas Everyone

It’s Christmas Day, a holiday in much of the world and one of the biggest religious days of the year. We are spending it with family and friends on a beach in the caribbean. I hope that all of you are spending the day with friends and family. I know that Christmas is a tough day for some and I hope that you have someone close to you to spend it with.

We are on our seventh day of our vacation and have dialed it down to such a level that pulling out a laptop and writing on it is a real effort. As the Gotham Gal says in her post today, that is a good thing every once in a while.

We are back in NYC tomorrow and I plan to write some posts next week, like I did last year, on what happened in 2015 and what I think will happen in 2016. I’m looking forward to that, but for the next 24 hours I’m going to chill out with friends and family and put the finishing touches on a relaxing getaway week on the beach.

Fun Friday: Holiday Shopping

Between Black Friday and Cybermonday, it would seem that the big holiday shopping days have already come and gone.

I saw a report this week with holiday shopping market shares for the 2016 holiday season. Are we already done with this year end burst of ecommerce and can now report the winners and losers?

For Fun Friday I thought we’d do a Twitter poll to see what percent of the AVC community has completed their holiday shopping already vs those who procrastinate until the last minute.

In my case, I don’t do a lot of holiday shopping. It’s not that I’m Ebenezer Scrooge, but I prefer to give as often as possible throughout the year and not do all of my giving at the end of the year.

Black Friday

As the holiday shopping season kicks off, we’d like to leave you with a 15 second message from our sponsor about where to do your holiday shopping this year.

Video Of The Week: Solidarity

I woke up thinking about the french and I’d like to communicate my solidarity with them.

This video says it best for me

Family Time

We’ve had my entire family at our beach house this weekend. That includes my 87 year old father, my 19 month old nephew, and a dozen other Wilsons in between.

So I’ve got a house full of folks and not a lot of time to post this morning. So if there’s any action here today, it will be in the comments.

I hope you are enjoying your summer weekend. I am.

Feature Friday: Brights At Night

The best features are the ones that you discover on your own and say “wow, that’s amazing.”

That happened to me last weekend.

We were coming back from dinner at night and the Gotham Gal was driving our Tesla.

She had the brights on and as another car came into view coming toward us, the Tesla automatically switched the brights to normal.

Then as the car passed, the Tesla switched back to bright.

I don’t know how long Tesla has had this feature on its cars. But I noticed it for the first time last weekend.

It’s such a simple thing. It’s not that hard to swap the brights on and off as you drive at night.

But having your car do it for you is better.

It is a great feature.