The third and fourth e-mails by Campomaggi about life as a journey explore what has motivated him to do what he does and hints at the feelings that should be evoked by his products. The two key words are “piacere” and “emozione”, two words that are hard to translate because they point to feelings that have a wide continuum of possibilities.
Piacere means pleasure but I translated it with the more subtle enjoyment, which is a more lasting feeling. Consider that Marco started working with leather when he was extremely young. I think that it is a safe bet to say that he has always enjoyed it. He goes on to say that the work of our hands (he refers to cooking) is what we enjoy to consume the most because it is the result of many attempts at achieving perfection and every attempt is a little bit unique.
Emozione means emotion but a better translation is excitement as it relates to experiencing feelings. Marco says that it is when we are capable of experiencing feelings that we can get excited and in order to get excited we need to make choices that are dictated by our personality and experiences.
When you are choosing a Campomaggi bag, keep this in mind. Which bag speaks to what excites you? It seems that Campomaggi has really tried to feel every emotion and there is a Campomaggi bag for everyone. If you are shopping for a Campomaggi bag, you have to spend considerable time with the few that rise at the top–just as we say on our home page: get to know it first.
Today, we are down to our #5 bestselling items of all time! As we get closer to the #1 bestsellers, the items that are offered at a 10% discount will be get better and better! Don’t forget to check out the weekly giveaways that we are offering every Wednesday. The prizes are still building up to a big one at the end of the month! To see what the #5 bestsellers are, visit our Celebration Page for the 10% off coupon code on the items listed! This offer will be good through Friday, October 18, 2013 at Midnight Pacific Time. Don’t miss out!
Keep an eye out for the #4 bestsellers next Tuesday and the Week 4 Giveaways next Wednesday!
We have kicked off Week 3 with our #6 bestselling items yesterday. That means the Week 3 Giveaways have finally arrived! We will be announcing the winners of the Week 3 Giveaways next Wednesday and post the Week 4 Giveaways! As the weeks go by, the stakes will be higher and the prizes will get better! Keep checking back if you want a chance to win something BIG!
Wow, we are already on Week 3 of our Ten Year Anniversary Celebration! Time sure goes by fast when there is so much going on! Today, we are featuring the #6 bestselling items. Head on over to our Celebration Page for the selection of products that made it to the #6 spot! Remember, the 10% off coupon code is only available for a limited time. The offer ends on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Midnight Pacific Time.
Tomorrow, we will be announcing the Week 3 Giveaway items! Stay tuned for more!
With no economic data coming through and with the next date for a fiscal debate yet to be set I am making the final holiday purchasing decisions in the dark. It will be interesting to see if my gut feeling was right or wrong.
The forecast for this year points to moderate growth. I think that December this year can post better-than-expected growth over last year because last year was disappointing. I am pretending that the default will not happen and that our politicians will be gracious enough this year to keep themselves out of the spotlight until January or later.
After the last Bernanke postponement, I have noticed that interest rates, including mortgage rates, have dropped and the housing market, which seemed to have fallen dormant is definitely showing signs of revival in my neighborhood–whether this is a national trend we’ll get to see when economic data resumes.
In summary, the economy seems to be holding up its slow, but growing, pace. I also still think that a real recovery (sustained 3% growth or higher for at least a couple of years) could happen before the next recession hits. Yet, that is starting to look like wishful thinking because our fiscal policy appears to be leaning towards austerity for a while. Perhaps I should stop wishing for it as a mild recovery might be a sign of the necessary de-leveraging of household and it might suggest that the next recession will be milder than the last.
Now that we are on the 10th day of our 10-year anniversary celebration, the bestselling items and giveaways are getting better and better! Check out our Celebration Page for 10% off of the #7 bestselling items of all time! This offer will be good through Friday, October 11, 2013 Midnight Pacific Time, so hurry on over!
We will be posting the #6 bestsellers next week on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 and Week 3 Giveaways next Wednesday! More goodies are on the way!
Today is the second Wednesday of October, meaning…we have another giveaway going on! Two randomly selected winners will be announced next Wednesday and the Week 3 giveaways will begin! But first, let’s see who the winners of Week 1’s Giveaways were:
Jamie H. for a Gianni Cell Phone Charm of your choice Laurie A. for a Marco Key Fob
Today starts Week 2 of our Ten Year Anniversary Celebration! We are featuring our #8 bestselling items on our Celebration Page so come take a look at what we are offering! The 10% off coupon code will be good through Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 Midnight PDT.
We will be posting the #7 bestsellers on Thursday, October 10, 2013 and Week 2 Giveaways tomorrow! Keep checking back and tell your friends! We have lots of things going on this month. 🙂
Without an employment report published for September it is hard to tell how things are going. My sense was, and still is, that things were beginning to get better, and by that I mean that the economy was finally taking a step in the right direction towards the goal of solid economic growth–which is still far away–after months of stagnation triggered by the Bernanke announcement.
It is also possible that we will never get to that stage in this business cycle that began almost six years ago. Yet this cycle might be particularly long because the economy might never sustain a growth rate greater than 3%. As of today, I have to also keep believing that some people in Washington will not let us come near to a debt default because if that were to happen none of this discussion would even matter.
After seven games played Roma (21) has won seven games, scored 20 goals and allowed just 1 (in a 3-1 victory). On Saturday Roma beat Inter (14) in Milan and proved that it can handle any team, anywhere, even one with some aspirations. Next week Roma plays Napoli at home, the only other team with concrete championship ambitions. Should Roma lose or tie, then the race will be deceptively open and Napoli will look like an equal favorite. I think that the chances of that happening are small, yet the ball is round and if Napoli tied at home against Sassuolo anything can happen. By this I mean that I wouldn’t be surprised if Roma’s first misstep were to come next Sunday.
Napoli (19) won 4-0, Juventus (19) beat Milan 3-2 in convincing fashion for a change, Verona (13) climbed into fifth place after a 4-1 victory in Bologna. Lazio (11) and Fiorentina (12) tied and fell to seventh and sixth place respectively.
Next week Juventus (who is in second place thanks to 4 referee points) plays Fiorentina in Florence. If it wins it will climb into second place and people will begin to forget its recent faux-pas. So next week Roma has a huge chance to distance the only two teams who are still close. Will it happen? I would like to keep things interesting.
Inter, instead, has gained just one point in two games: it is really starting to look like a second tier team which is dangerously getting ready to fall apart. It will be really interesting to see if Inter can go to Torino and come home with a win.
Milan with 8 points looks in disarray. I’ve seen them make crazy comebacks before, but they are 13 points behind after 7 games. It is beginning to look pretty unlikely.