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Mochee Holiday Party 2013

For the Holidays, Mochee got together with the interior design firm Moniomi in their designer Omar Fajardo’s house in Coral Gables for a night of food, fun and reconnecting. It was a chance for both teams to meet under the same roof and share each other’s plans for our upcoming collaboration in 2014 in our new office in Wynwood. While munching on some delicious bites and sipping on wine, both teams were able to recap on the accomplishments that were achieved in 2013 and get excited for our future endeavors in our new office in Wynwood, MoMoStudios in 2014. We also tried our hands at a little game of Cranium (which was full of laughs and surprises), but we’re proud to say at the end of it all the Mochee team went home the winners!

To learn more about our future partners Moniomi Design, check out their social

media accounts below:

Moniomi Facebook

Moniomi Twitter

Moniomi Instagram

And may this new year be prosperous for you all, from the team here at Mochee!

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The Miami Hashtag that Took Over the World

This past weekend I witnessed one of the most incredible (and coolest) things to unfold before my eyes on Twitter. (Well aside from the Osama Bin Laden breaking news and other world events, this was a little more close to home)

So… at around 3:00pm in the afternoon on Sunday I was sitting at the movie theater waiting for Bridesmaids to start and naturally was on my phone checking my tweets. I noticed that some of my buddies were using the hashtag #Top10lies and describing the funniest and most absurd lies they had heard in Miami. One of my favorites was from @ViceQueenMaria and it said “Homested is only 20 minutes away from the airport and Miami Beach” (ha, I feel bad for the sucker that falls for that!) I chimed in with a few of my own and then put my phone away like a good movie goer.

A few hours later I was back on the computer and realized that the #top10lies hashtag had caught on like wildfire and was being used by people in countries as far away as Iceland and Antartica! It was unbelievable that almost every corner of the globe was sharing their #Top10Lies. The hashtag was so hot that the regular topic for the bi-weekly #MiamiRealEChat was switched  to #Top10Lies, and I have to say those were some of the funniest ones I had seen all day!

This post is a shoutout to the Miami Rat Pack (you know who you are) for this awesome accomplishment!  It’s been a couple of days since the phenomena and the hashtag is still popping up in tweets! This really makes me believe that Miami’s social media community is way ahead of the curve compared to other cities, glad to be a part of it!

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Using Social Media to connect with your Community

Don’t let Facebook and Twitter fool you, they’re not just to stalk your exes or tell the world about the sad leftovers you’re having for dinner. If you really take the time to drown out the noise of all the Farmville baby cows and “omg, 2 more days ‘til Friday” rants, you’ll find that Facebook and Twitter are some of best sources to interact and learn about what’s going on in your community.  These real-time portals are where people are talking about the issues happening right outside your door and where they are joining forces to make a difference.

Whether you’re trying to activate your neighbors for a cause or even if you’re just looking for a place to grab a drink with friends- you can turn to these social networks for help. Almost every business now has a presence on Facebook- from the local dog groomer to multinational corporations- and is using it to engage customers like yourself by offering a closer look into their companies, asking for feedback and even providing special discounts and offers for ‘fans’. By keeping tabs of your favorite local businesses on Facebook you can save money and share your positive (or negative) experiences with others. You can also rally your neighbors by creating ‘Groups’ to share neighborhood news (missing pets, upcoming events, etc.) or to discuss topics that are affecting everyone (Is the construction work on Biscayne Boulevard ever going to be done?!?).

These days it seems everyone is on Twitter too- even madman Charlie Sheen! Twitter works in real-time with short messages that are 140 characters or less. Similar to Facebook, businesses are using Twitter as a way to talk to consumers, answer customer service concerns and more. Once you start ‘following’ your favorites you can send them questions and comments, which will be responded quickly. (For example, send a tweet to your favorite bar- “what are your happy hour specials tonight?”) As you become more comfortable on Twitter you will find many local ‘experts’ to follow that live nearby and have updates on area happenings and insider information. It’s a totally new way of meeting your neighbors and becoming involved in the community.

By using Facebook and Twitter you open yourself to new realm of information and connect with people you may never know otherwise. It’s also a great place to find deals, share your experiences and create an online ‘community’ beyond your zip code. Next time you’re walking your pup or watering the lawn, greet your neighbor and ask them if they’re on Facebook (or Twitter)!

Local Businesses/Organizations on Facebook:

Miami Design District

One Sotheby’s Real Estate

Green Monkey Yoga- Midtown

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Community Partnership for Homeless/NextGen

29 Street Crossfit

Local Businesses/Organizations  on Twitter:

Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill

Sakaya Kitchen

Blue Piano

Mia Biscayne

Miami New Times

Lime Fresh Mexican

Mochee Inc.

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Love when celebrities tweet us back!

I’ve been using social media for a long long time… (not even ashamed to admit that I met my fiance on MySpace when the website first launched in 2004) and one of the things that keeps amazing me about it is how it allows me to connect with things and people that I would never had dreamed of. Prime example is celebrities and tastemakers on Twitter…. (and ok, I’m not ashamed to admit I follow alot of them) it makes me feel very glam to know that @NicoleRichie is having croissants at the Ritz in Paris and that Marie Claire editor @NinaGarcia is vacationing in Cartagena. They’re like my old familiar friends and I’m coming along for the ride.

Since I got on Twitter in 2009, I’ve definitely sent my share of tweets to celebs and it’s beyond exciting when I get a reply back. My first celeb tweet was from Dita Von Teese and since then I’ve gotten replies from Venus Williams, RyeRye, Doug Benson and even New Jersey Real Housewife Dina Manzo and Giggy the Pom. But I have to admit the most fabulous celeb tweet I got was today from Tracey Thorn- the singer of my favorite band of all time Everything But the Girl (next to Dave Matthews Band, of course). I’ve been obsessed with EBTG since like 6th grade but since they’ve been super under the radar and live in the UK, I’ve never had the chance to see them live. Getting a tweet from Tracey is like the new ‘autographed album’, and even if it was just a fleeting  moment for her, it made me feel like a loved fan. Who would have ever thought that you could talk to your idol through your computer? This proves that social media is really connecting the world and breaking all barriers, whether those be location, socio-economic status, class, etc.

So in case you don’t believe me- here’s the said celebrity tweet. Have you ever been tweeted by a star? If you have share it with us!

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Mochee Gives Back- Volunteering at Community Partnership for Homeless

A while back last summer our friend Tracy asked us to volunteer at the Community Partnership for Homeless (CPH) in Downtown Miami and we’ve been helping out ever since. Last Sunday, we sponsored our first meal service, where we raised  $600 in funds to provide dinner for the entire shelter.  We got a great group of 12 of our friends together who all pitched in to cover the cost and help serve.  We all got to wear hair nets (except the baldies), aprons and gloves. We served over 450+ meals that were tasty and well balanced- the menu included BBQ Chicken, Scalloped potatoes, peas & corn, salad, homemade brownies and Publix baked bread.
As members of the NextGen Executive board, we are responsible for maintaining the groups Facebook page- make sure to check it out and become a fan to stay updated with upcoming volunteer opportunities and events: . CPH operates two Homeless Assistance Centers with a total 702 beds for men, women and children and is the only homeless center in the U.S. that has a dog kennel for the pets of homeless residents.
If you’re interested in putting together your own Meal service night for your company or friends send us an email and we’ll help you set it up-  nothing beats the feeling of giving back to the less fortunate. Hope to see you at the next Meal Service!

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Welcome to our new site!

We’ve been non-stop since the year ended and we’re excited to start 2011 with a new website and a roster of new clients that include Fisher Price and Xante Pear Spirit! As we prepare and get the ball rolling with these two big names, feel free to browse around the new website that was created by our friend Ivan Mladenovic and his awesome team at Preemo. It’s been a couple months in the making and we are beyond proud of the result!
Like I mentioned, we’ve just closed two contracts- with Fisher Price and Xante Pear Spirit. Although these two brands could not be more different, we are working on implementing strategies that will capture their respective audiences on Facebook and Twitter. Amy and myself will be traveling to New York to cover the Fisher Price Toy Fair, a blogger event that will be hosted at the Loews Hotel. Definitely stay tuned to our blog for more information on this very fun project!  We’re also happy to be working with Xante Pear Spirit (featured on DrinkoftheWeek.com) – it’s a totally new and different type of liquer that won’t ruin your diet- we’re going to be making some fun Xante cocktails at our upcoming Brunch Party- stay tuned for photos and recipes!
If you’re not following us yet, we’re not sure what you’re waiting for! We’re on Facebook and Twitter – we promise we’ll keep it interesting (and by interesting we mean, funny stories and lots of photos of our cute puppies Beo and Pinky, haha!)
Try the Xante ‘Golden Retriever’ Cocktail
1 1/2 oz Xanté
Ice
Champagne
Place a shot glass of Xanté in a small bowl of ice.
Gently pour your favorite champagne, chilled of course, in a tulip glass.
Consume in whichever order you prefer.
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