Your Harveys Halloween Seatbeltbags!

We were so pleased to see all the awesome entries we received for My Harveys Halloween Seatbeltbag Contest!

Thank you to all that participated! We received so many entries, we're going to post some more photos very soon!

Now onto the winners, picked randomly...

Congratulations Lacey!

 Congratulations, Summer!

You two have each won a Harveys for Disney Couture, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Seatbeltstrap Tote! We'll be contacting you shortly!

Thanks to everyone that participated! We <3 you all! We have such amazingly creative fans!

We wish everyone a very happy and safe Halloween! Mwaahahahwawhawahwahhahahaaaa...


Walk The Walk!

We’re so excited we were able to auction our very special Apple “Lime” Lola Satchel to raise funds for the Lymphomathon being held Saturday, November 5th, 2011 in Irvine Park! 

Because of your efforts, we raised almost $600 to help our neighbors!

We want to thank everyone that participated! Thank you so much!

Amanda, from the Lymphoma Research Foundation, will be coming next week to Harveys Headquarters & we can’t wait to meet her & show her around Harveys!

Remember, it’s never too late to help! Some of Harveys crew will be walking the Lymphomathon & we’d love to see you there! Walk with us!

For more info to sign-up &/or to make a donation, please visit: OC Lymphomathon Sign Up

For more info on Lymphoma & to sign up for future Lymphoma walks in your area, please visit:

Thanks again, everyone! We appreciate all the positive feedback we received. More to come!


Happy Anniversary

Today, Melanie and I celebrate 15 wonderful years of marriage. Back then, we didn't have a lot of money which is why we decided to get married in Vegas, inviting only close friends and family to join us. For those that couldn't make it, we sent out these announcements which I made at Kinkos with a pair of scissors, magazine clippings, a typewriter and a glue stick. I framed this original which now hangs in our bedroom so we are always reminded of where we came from and how blessed we are today.
Happy Anniversary to my Beautiful Wife


Are you afraid of the...Seatbeltbags?!?

Who's celebrating Halloween early? 

Everyone around the office is getting really excited! Nicole from Operations was watching Michael Jackson's Thriller earlier this week to get inspired for her Halloween costume so we thought we would post the video to remind everyone about My Harveys Halloween Seatbeltbag Contest!

We've received some really creative entries! Thanks so much for participating!

It's not too late to turn in your entry. The deadline to send in your photo is 12pm PST on Sunday, October 30th, 2011.

For more info on how to enter, please visit: My Harveys Halloween Seatbeltbag

The two winning entries will be announced around noon, PST on Halloween!


Helpin' Out A Neighbor!

It’s hard to pick just one cause to support with a charitable donation.
We decided to do something different and let our Seatbeltbags decide for themselves.

Browsing through our samples, we found an extremely rare Apple Lola Satchel!

After a quick search online we learned the color lime, very similar to our Apple color, represented Lymphoma awareness.

The Lymphoma Research Foundation website led us to info about a local Lymphomathon being held at Mason Park in Irvine, California on Saturday, November 5.

According to Lymphoma.org, “The Lymphomathon is a non-competitive 5K walk where survivors, family, friends, community and corporate teams walk in honor and in memory of those whose lives have been touched by lymphoma. Funds raised by participants will support the Foundation’s mission of eradicating lymphoma and serving those touched by this disease.

We’ve since contacted the Lymphoma Research Foundation & would like to now share this opportunity to help our local Orange County Lymphomathon with all of you!

It’s the neighborly thing to do!

We’re going to auction our “Lime” Lola Satchel on eBay via Harveys Official eBay store so everyone will have the opportunity to win this very special Seatbeltbag, while helping to make a charitable donation to the Orange County Lymphomathon!
100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Orange County Lymphomathon in support of the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

For more info on the Orange County Lymphomathon and to make a donation, please visit: http://www.lymphomathon.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=483013

For more info on Lymphoma and the Lymphoma Research Foundation, please visit: http://www.lymphoma.org/site/pp.asp?c=bkLTKaOQLmK8E&b=6296735

To view and place your bid on our “Lime” Lola Satchel, please visit:


Diamonds & Pearls

Christopher, my Customer Service Manager, came into the office today beaming about the Elizabeth Taylor exhibit he went to last weekend. The photos he shared were so cool that I wanted to share them with all of you. I’ll let him take it from here:

"Hey everyone! Some friends and I went to The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor @ Moca in Los Angeles, Ca last weekend. Each of us is around the age of 30 and we each recall growing up with the name Elizabeth Taylor in our households. It was especially a big name in my own house because I grew up surrounded by women and they all were in love with her. I remember the Elizabeth Taylor books lying around the house, the movies being watched & even the White Diamonds perfume in the bathrooms. It was like that. J

Most of the photos were taken just using our iPhones and also using the Hipstamatic app, which I think was really fun for this exhibit because it almost made the photos appear like we were in a different time period right there with her!

Aside from all the impressive jewels and belongings that were being showcased, what was extra impressive was the attention to detail on the museums part. Even the carpeted entrance was purple, which was a color always associated with Elizabeth Taylor because of her violet eyes (at least that’s what my grandma used to tell me)!

I loved the Andy Warhol piece!

All of her Academy Awards were on display!

We were SOOOOOOOOOOOO excited we were allowed to take photos!

The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond 33.19 CTS! The Christie’s auction price starts at 2.5 million! I’ve always had a thing for diamonds since it’s my birthstone.

My favorite Elizabeth Taylor quote!

We all left the exhibit extremely motivated! Elizabeth Taylor did so much for so many people and touched a lot of people in her lifetime. It was obvious by looking through her personal collection of items that these gifts were bestowed upon someone that truly deserved to be drenched in diamonds." - Christopher


My Harveys Halloween Seatbeltbag

Halloween is right around the corner!

To get into the spirit, we thought it’d be fun to challenge Addrienne and Christopher from headquarters to decorate Seatbeltbags for the season since they both love Halloween!

Each picked out Seatbeltbags they felt would be fun to use during this time of year that could also be toted with your costume, and also when Halloween is over.

Addrienne turned a Mandarin Large Tote into a cute bat and star extravaganza; complete with a skull and Frankenstein photo!

Christopher decided to take on a few different Seatbeltbags. He turned an Amethyst Medium Tote into a spooky skull/spider design using also a Mandarin Small Rosette and a Black and Sangria Large Rosette.

He turned a Black Convertible Clutch into an autumn collage with a Mandarin Seatbeltbow and Mandarin Large Rosette.

We thought this Shop N Go tote he “disguised” was really cool! Something fun for trick or treating with the kids, but then you could go right back to using it after Halloween is over instead of using plastic grocery bags.

Now we’d like to see your personalized Harveys Original Seatbeltbags decorated for Halloween!

Email us a photo with the subject line: “My Harveys Halloween Seatbeltbag” to info@seatbeltbags.com of your blinged out Harveys Halloween Seatbeltbag for the chance to win a Harveys for Disney Couture Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Exclusive Seatbeltstrap Tote!

Each participant will have their name entered into a drawing and 2 winners will be chosen at random. The two winning entries will be posted on Halloween right here on the Seatbeltblog along with their photos.

The deadline to send in your photo is 12pm PST on Sunday, October 30th, 2011.

We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with! 

To see our top picks for seasonal Seatbeltbags & accessories in fun Halloween Colors, please visit: Halloween Seatbeltbags


We Are Living in a Material World Part 1

Well, I'm finally getting around to posting pics from the Material Girl event in Omaha. Sorry it's taken so long. There was so much to take in that I didn't know where to start which is why I'm splitting this up into 2 parts. From the moment we stepped off the plane, Scott had every minute planned out for us. Even though we arrived at 10pm Thursday night, Scott and Erica insisted on meeting us for a late dinner which turned into drinks until 2am.
Friday morning our first stop was Material Girl for the grand tour. This being my first visit to Omaha, I had only ever seen pictures of both MG locations. It was great see them in person and I was very impressed with their entire operation and team.

They do an excellent job of displaying the HARVEYS bags.
And they had a lot of them too.
They carry a large selection of other handbags and accessories Brands as well.

Scott's Dad built all of the custom shelving which I absolutely loved. What a great design.
Omaha loves their Huskers. In fact the LTD event happened on Game day which goes to show how dedicated Scott was to his HARVEYS customers.
Black to Basics. DYK that Black is our top selling color?
I really liked how they displayed the bags by color and size on the wall. We might have to steal this idea.
Gotta love your Clipas. I think MG is responsible for introducing a lot of our Seatbeltbag customers to Clipa. Erica does a great job of selecting all of the brands that Material Girl carries. She spots trends before they become good. After all she spotted HARVEYS, right?
It was so great to meet some of our customers that can't make it out to California for our events.
Carly was the designated photographer for the entire weekend. She did such an amazing job too.
 We got to hang out in the warehouse which is connected to their store. This is where MG runs their Website from. They really focus on providing excellent customer service which is very important to us too.

The VIP gift bags for the VIP event at ROJA Mexican Grill which will be in Part 2 so stay tuned.


First Friday - October 2011

Introducing Mixed Greens!


See you all next month for the exciting debut of our Holiday 2011 Collection!


Green Day

This Past Sunday we spent the day at Great Park and shopped the Farmer's Market.
We love to shop for our produce at these types of markets because it supports Local Growers and eliminates a lot of wasted resources used in transporting our food from thousands of miles away. 
We're always looking for better ways to be "Green" and lessen our carbon footprint.
Which is one reason that I recently decided to go Vegan.
Mixed Green Vegetables and Fruits are a big part of my diet now and I have to admit that I'm feeling a lot healthier for it.
 All of the beautiful colors are so inspiring. You just don't get the same experience when you shop at the Grocery Store.
 Melanie loves to garden and we actually have 6 different varieties of Tomatoes that we grow in our back yard. The heirloom are our favorite.
 The Beekeepers support the growers by pollenating the crops. Honey is just a sweet reward.
 Mixed Green Salads are so refreshing

 I hope you enjoyed this little tour of our Green Day at the Farmer's Market. You never know where inspiration may come from. No matter where we go I'm always snapping pictures.


Pacific Standard Time

Taken from pacificstandardtime.org: “Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of cultural institutions across Southern California coming together to celebrate the birth of the L.A. art scene. Beginning October 2011, over 60 cultural institutions will make their contributions to this region-wide initiative encompassing every major L.A. art movement from 1945 to 1980. Celebrate the era that continues to inspire the world.” ---
Living in Southern California really has some perks! Being surrounded by art comes in handy when searching for inspiration, but today while visiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); we saw some really interesting things that actually reminded us of some of our very own original Seatbeltbag collections.
We found accessories and handbags made from recycled LACMA street banners!

 These accessories were made from recycled soda can tops and candy wrappers. We couldn't help but be reminded of our Treecycle Seatbeltbags, which are made from reclaimed seatbelt material.

To check out our Treecycle collection, visit: Harveys Treecycle Seatbeltbags

We were thrilled to see vintage Barbie! Instantly, we were reminded of our collection of Barbie Seatbeltbags!

To check out our collection, please visit: Barbie Seatbeltbags

Seeing this Airstream definitely reminded us of our own custom Harveys Airstream we use to travel the country for various events and photo shoots. We had to snap a photo!

Paint by Numbers, anyone?

This vintage chair was really cool! It reminded us of what it looks like when a Harveys Original Seatbeltbag is being woven together into a silhouette for all of you!

We had such a great time today at LACMA! Best of all, today's admission was totally free!

For more info on Pacific Standard Time and to get a listing of all the participating museums & exhibits , visit: Pacific Standard Time