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NY City

 

Visiting the Big Apple can be exhilarating and overwhelming all at the same time. The energy is constant, the lights are bright, and the food is top notch. So what should you do if you’re planning your first trip to New York City? We’ll help you plan your weekend!

 

Let’s start in Central Park and work our way around one of the best cities in the world, all with a Be Bottle in hand! A walk in Central Park will make you forget you’re in one of the biggest cities in the world. In the summer, you can rent pedal boats, canoes, and bikes to get around the park. Rather visit in the winter? There’s ice skating wrapped by tall trees and gleaming lights in the background.

 

Times Square is fun both at night and during the day. The vibe changes drastically as the sun sets and the city lights start shining. Here you have great shopping, amazing Broadway shows, and hundreds of restaurants/bars. For a great city view, head up to the Marriott Marquis’ The View Restaurant & Lounge- a rotating restaurant at the top of the hotel. Just south of Times Square, Midtown boasts the lovely 34th Street, with the original Macy’s and tons of shopping. This area is beautiful at Christmas, when the department stores dress their windows in holiday storytelling designs. No fear of heights? Head to the top of the Empire State Building for breathtaking views.

 

Up next is the meatpacking district, home of Chelsea Market- a large grocery focused shopping experience. You’ll find all sorts of food, knick knacks, and even souvenirs. You can end at Artists & Fleas a daily market for local art, design, fashion, vintage, and artisanal food vendors. Once back outside, find the Highline, an elevated park along the west side of Manhattan. It used to be a railway, but has transformed into beautiful greenery and a scenic path.

 

If you’re into all things money, shoot down to the financial district. Here you’ll find the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street, and the Charging Bull. Another notable gem is Trinity Church, dating back to the 1800s. Just a bit to the north, you’ll find the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, where peaceful fountains now flow where the twin towers used to stand.

 

Up next, Chinatown & Little Italy! In this small area you can find anything from traditional sweet and sour chicken to eggplant parmigiana. Take a stroll through a few blocks packed with culture, amazing food, and lots of street vendors. Are sweets your jam? Ferrara Bakery is known for its Italian desserts, especially traditional cannolis. The bakery has been around since the 1800s and after all these years, everyone still loves it!

 

Last, but certainly not least, you can walk across the Brooklyn Bridge for breathtaking city views. This trek is probably one of our favorites, especially if you make it past the first tower. This is typically where tourists turn around and walk back to Manhattan, but if you keep going to Brooklyn, you won’t be disappointed! Not only does the bridge get less crowded, you can explore Dumbo, a waterfront community overlooking the East River and the NYC skyline.

 

New York City is full of life, culture, and great eats from around the globe. It’s an energetic mecca that fully embraces its descriptor as the city that doesn’t sleep! If you’re exploring NYC, or any city for that matter, be sure you stay hydrated all day every day with your Be Bottle.

AZTEC COLLECTION DESIGN INSPO

Aztec

 

Be Bottle design gurus found inspiration for our new Aztec Collection in clothing and print trends. Who says a water bottle can’t be an accessory?  Since we like to connect fashion with function, we’ve taken a popular clothing print and developed a bottle that makes a statement.

Our new Aztec Collection includes Azure Blue, Agave Green and Aurora Pink prints on our Just White Be Bottle.  Much of this design’s inspiration was taken from modern fashion, but there are also everyday pieces that guided us along. The teal color was pulled from an array of succulents, like the one below. Succulents thrive in desert environments, and we immediately saw the connection between the plants and our aspiring Aztec Collection.

 

Azure Blue

 

Our Azure Blue was inspired by hues in the sky. Blues are all around us, from blue jeans to oceans, and it made sense for us to choose a blue color to introduce in our Aztec Collection. Keeping with our desert theme, our muted Aurora Pink was a twist on color pulled from shades of sand.

 

Aurora Pink

 

Fashionably functional isn’t just something we say, it’s something that guides every Be Bottle we design! View our Aztec Collection and pick the color that speaks to you!

THE BE BOTTLE BRIDAL GIFT GUIDE

 

Wedding planning is a lot of work and so is finding the right gifts for the special women who’ve helped you through it all.  Now that he’s popped the question, it’s time to pop the question to your soon to be Bridesmaids. Lucky for you, we’ve launched our Wedding Collection to help make this easy.

 

Maid of Honor

She’s the woman who has seen you at your best, and honestly, she’s also seen you at your worst. She’s the girl that’s been by your side for it all, and you’ve chosen her to be a part of your special day. You don’t just want to give her any gift, you want to give her something that she will actually use, all day, every day. Our Just White Maid of Honor Be Bottle will be a great memento to remind her of this special day and how she was there for you!

 

Bridesmaid

Surround yourself with women that you love, trust, and want by your side when you are planning your wedding. Our Just White Bridesmaid Be Bottle is the perfect gift, making the big “Will you be my bridesmaid?” question a whole lot easier! 

 

Bride Squad

It’s time to assemble the squad! Whether you were all sorority sisters in college, grew up together, or are the most dynamic friend group the world has ever seen, our Bride Squad Be Bottle is built to withstand even the craziest of bachelorette parties.

 

Planning a wedding can be both exciting and time consuming, especially when it comes to choosing your wedding party. Take a few things off your to-do list and get your bridesmaids a gift that they’ll want, need, and use. Check out our Wedding Collection for our full lineup!

 

GREAT INFUSION RECIPES TO GET YOUR SUMMER STARTED

Tropical blog  

 

Summer is here! Cue the warm summer nights, barbeques on the weekend, family vacations, and endless sunshine. Staying hydrated this summer will be more important than ever! We’ve put together a short list of our Be Bottle team’s favorite summer infusions.

 

Pineapple Strawberry Infusion

This easy infusion only requires a couple of strawberries and pineapple piece. Cut the strawberries into halves and pineapples in chunks, place them in your infuser, screw on your removable bottom and fill with water!

 

Mojito Flavored Water

Whether you are taking a trip to the Caribbean, or you are enjoying a warm summer night in your backyard, this blend of lime and mint is a refreshing way to stay hydrated.

Ingredients

2 slices of lime                                               

3 mint sprigs

2 ice cubes

Water

Combine lime slices, mint, and ice cubes and fill with water. Try this infusion with our new Pineapple bottle.

 

Blueberry Orange Water

Breakout the ice cubes, oranges, and blueberries and prepare your taste buds for a flavor explosion! Our team loves the Blueberry Orange Water and we know you will too.

Ingredients

2 orange slices

1 small handful of blueberries

2 ice cubes

Fill your infuser with the orange slices, blueberries, and ice cubes then reattach your removable bottom, fill with water and enjoy!

 

We hope your summer is filled with refreshing memories and much needed relaxation. Whatever adventure you decide to go on, Be Bottle’s Tropical Collection is there to keep you hydrated all day, every day.

DADS TELL US WHAT THEY LOVE ABOUT THEIR BE BOTTLE

 

Nate, Small Business Owner

 

What are some of the most important accessories that you carry around with you?

My wallet, sunglasses, phone, and keys.

 

How much water did you drink before you had a Be Bottle?

I mostly drink coffee in the morning, sometimes water throughout the day but I usually forget. 

 

How does your Be Bottle fit into your lifestyle?

I usually end up leaving the house with a lot of things in my hands, like my keys, sunglasses, and papers. With the carrying handle, it is a lot easier to carry all of my stuff in one hand. Now when I’m walking to my truck in the morning, I don’t have to make multiple trips to grab all my things.

 

What do you like most about Be Bottle

I mostly use it for coffee and tea, so being able to drink out of both ends is really cool. The narrow mouth is great for cold drinks, and the wide mouth works great for hot ones.

 

Benjamin, Sales Manager

 

What are some of the most important accessories that you take with you to the office?

My briefcase is my go-to--it carries my Mac, notepad, keys, phone, etc. I usually walk out of my apartment with a coffee mug in hand.

 

How does your Be Bottle fit into your lifestyle?

It fits pretty well actually. My bottle looks professional enough for an office setting, but it also seamlessly fits in with my gym gear.

 

How much water did you drink before you had a Be Bottle? After?

Honestly not much. I spend a large part of my days in the office working on my computer and drinking coffee. Drinking water used to be an afterthought. Taking my Be Bottle to work is almost like having a reminder to drink more water- which my wife has been bugging  me about. (Jess, I’m getting better!)

 

What do you like most about your Be Bottle?

Personally, I love that the bottom is removable. I used to just give my previous bottles a quick rinse and hoped for the best. Now I can actually wash my bottle easily and visually confirm that it is clean!

 

 

These dads love their bottles! And lucky for you, there is still plenty of time to order one for that special dad in your life. Check out our full Father’s Day Collection to find the one he’ll love.

Why That Special Dad in Your Life Will Love a Be Bottle

 

Every year, June rolls around and we find ourselves asking what we can give that special Dad in our lives that is cool, unique, and most importantly, something he will actually use. Give him the gift of functional hydration, something he'll use every day! 

 

Here are a few reasons why he will use his Be Bottle all day, every day.

 

1. Be Bottles are Easy-to-Clean

Dads are busy and don’t really enjoy spending too much time on dishes (but does anyone?). The good news is that the Be Bottle has a narrow and wide-mouth spout, and a removable bottom--making this an easy-to-clean bottle! How many times have you seen bottles piling up next to the sink because you are dreading the tedious and often times complex cleaning procedures? And let’s not forget those narrow mouth spouts, you can barely fit an ice cube in there, much less a sponge. Dads all around can rejoice in knowing they can drink water, beer, smoothies, tea, and anything they want without fear of flavor hangover. 

2. Removable Bottom = Optional Infuser Cage

Water is necessary for life, but it doesn’t have to be boring! The infuser cage allows for fruit infusions, herbal additions, and easy brewing coffee and tea, but don’t stop there. This bottle was designed for style but engineered for his tastes. He’ll never suffer from a boring beverage again. Lemon water anyone?

3. Innovative, Modern, and Stylish

Dads don’t spend all day in one spot. Their day is full of commutes, meetings, appointments, workouts, and more! He needs a bottle that can go with him anywhere. Lucky for him, a Be Bottle is designed to function in any environment. Backed by it’s double-walled, vacuum sealed insulation, a Be Bottle will keep his drinks hot for 12 hours and cold for 24 hours. This little gem of a bottle will become his favorite accessory AND will keep him hydrated- a watch can’t do that.

 

We’ve created the perfect gift for a special Dad, but don’t wait too long--Father’s Day is June 17th. If you order by June 13th and choose three day shipping, we’ll make sure it gets there on time.

Why Your Kids Are Going to Love These Cool Water Bottles

 

Cool Water Bottle

 

When you’re a parent with young kids and always on-the-go, you know how difficult it can be to maintain a healthy lifestyle for your family. Staying hydrated is key, but with the constant demands that life can place on you, it can be hard to keep that balance, especially with additional responsibilities on top of work, school, after-school activities. That is why Be Bottle is such an amazing choice for a family on-the-go. And here’s an added bonus: kids will love having a cool water bottle that was designed by kids, for kids.

They keep them hydrated

As a parent, you always want the best for your children. That includes keeping them happy, healthy, and active. Studies completed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have shown that only one in three children completes some form of physical activity per day. Even more, children spend more than seven hours in front of a screen, whether it be the television, computer, or a smartphone. While leisure activities can be great for unwinding after a long day, growing children need physical activity to exert energy and use their imagination. Providing your child with a Be Bottle is a great first step to encouraging hydration and physical activity. Whether they take it to school and have it on their desk or bring it to after-school activities, this insulated water bottle will help remind them to stay hydrated all day long.

They’re chemical-free

Be Bottle is made of 18/8 FDA-approved food-grade, stainless-steel, and BPA-free plastic. It has been independently lab-tested and certified to be BPA-, lead-, and phthalate-free adhering to FDA and LFGB standards. This is important for keeping your child healthy and not exposing them to dangerous chemicals or materials.

Keeps their cool longer

Research indicates that staying hydrated throughout the day can help children remain focused and become better learners. While this may not be high on your child’s needs in a water bottle, it will benefit them in the long run. Be Bottle’s products will keep their water cold from home, throughout the day, all the way until lunch, making them more inclined to hydrate. It can then be refilled for after-school activities and keep that water cool during sports practice. In total, Be Bottle can keep your child’s beverages hot for 12 hours and cold for up to 24 hours.

Consistently having a bottle on hand for whatever beverage your child wants is a solid way to teach them about hydration, a lesson they can take with them as they continue to grow. The great thing about Be Bottle is that you don’t have to limit yourself to water. Fill it with a morning smoothie full of veggies and fruits or bring hot chocolate to a late game on a cool night. It’s versatile, which is what kids need to keep their interest piqued and their palates quenched.

Hilinski’s Hope Blog

Tyler Hilinski

 

Earlier this year, Coug Nation suffered a terrible loss when WSU quarterback, Tyler Hilinski took his own life, leaving behind thousands who ask themselves every day, “What could I have done differently?” We cannot change the past, be we can change the future. In honor of Tyler’s legacy, Kym and Mark Hilinski started Hilinski’s Hope, a foundation with the mission “to educate, advocate and remove the stigma associated with mental illness.” The foundation also raises money to fund programs that provide student-athletes the tools to support their mental health and wellness.

Drew Bledsoe, our chief Brand Champion and WSU Alumni, was one of thousands affected by Tyler’s loss. With the full support of Kym and Mark Hilinski, we are proud and honored to offer a special edition #3 Be Bottle, where all proceeds will go to Hilinski’s Hope. Together, we can preserve Tyler’s legacy and “Be The Change” in the stigma of mental health. 

Be Bottle's mission is to crush the plastic epidemic and encourage everyone to “Be The Change.” Partnering with the Hilinski family and Hilinski’s Hope gives us the opportunity to go one step further by raising money for an illness that has no face. Let’s come together and revolutionize the way we think about our world, remove the stigma we associate with mental illness, and shift our habits with plastic waste. It’s time to “Be The Change!”  

5 Reasons Why This Is the Best Water Bottle for Work

 

The right water bottle means different things for different people. An athlete may be searching for a long-lasting durable product, a busy parent may need versatility that moves with their lifestyle, and an environmentally conscious individual may search for a sustainable product. While these people are similar in many ways, the water bottles they have in mind may be vastly different. But what if these individuals wear several hats? Busy parent, “on the go” professional, and eco-conscious all wrapped into one. If you are a busy professional considering purchasing a Be Bottle, here are five reasons why this is the best water bottle for you.

1. It’s versatile

With the ever-changing demands at work constantly pulling us in different directions, our needs may change daily or even hourly. In times like these, it is important to have a water bottle that can adapt to all of our needs. With its stylish functionality, the Be Bottle makes drinking ice water, flavored water, tea, or even coffee a unique experience. The bottle itself comes in classic colors, including Rose Gold Pink, and features a removable bottom, an infuser, and insulation to keep beverages hot or cold. The Be Bottle is not your average water bottle.  It can change throughout your work day, from coffee or tea, to water, to an infused drink that’s perfect during your lunch break outside on the patio.

 2. An infuser is included for your morning tea or fruit-flavored water

Fancy a hot cup of tea or coffee as you settle in at your desk in the morning? Perhaps you are interested in fruit-infused water or adding a hint of lemon. The Be Bottle’s infuser provides the ability for a little more oomph than a glass of water in the morning! The infuser is convenient and offers many options for the flavors our taste buds crave on a daily basis.  

 3. It’s easy to clean

We’ve all been there. That moment when you get home and attempt to immediately clean out your water bottle but can’t quite seem to find a sponge that will reach the bottom. At this point, you either give up and toss it into the dishwasher or you let it soak in the sink and hope for the best  before rinsing it out. Most other water bottles are a pain to clean by hand, but Be Bottle’s exclusive removable bottom has resolved this problem. With just a few twists, remove the bottom cap and easily clean as needed. The last thing you want to do after a long day at work is fidget with a toilet brush just to clean your bottle.

 4. Insulation keeps your drinks hot or cold

Be Bottles aren’t just for water alone. Save time and take advantage of your commute to work to steep your morning tea, or rest easy knowing your coffee will still be hot by the time you make it to the office. Going on a run at lunch? Your water will stay cold and keep you hydrated while you’re off enjoying the trails. Be Bottle’s double-walled stainless-steel insulation makes it easy for you to enjoy cold beverages for 24 hours and hot beverages for 12 hours.

5. It’s reusable

This benefit goes without saying but it’s still incredibly noteworthy. Be Bottles are reusable, not only saving you money in the long run but also reducing the amount of plastic being used on a daily basis. According to the Huffington Post, only 9 percent of plastic is recycled in the United States, which means that 91 percent is contributing to habitat destruction, a waste in reusable resources, and overfilled landfills. Buying reusable products is one way you can fight back.

3 Reasons Your Guy Is Going to Want This Black Water Bottle for the Gym

 

When it comes to an active lifestyle, we sometimes forget about hydration. We plan to drink our eight glasses of water each day, but when it comes down to it, we fall short. The reason? Most people have yet to find a water bottle they want to carry around all day.

When we leave for work in the morning, our choices are limited in terms of carrying coffee and water, especially for men. Lugging around various items without the flexibility of a handbag may force them to choose between one or the other. In the early hours of the day, coffee is the reigning champion over water. So getting to the gym with water can be a challenge. How do you make sure your guy is staying hydrated at the gym?

Hook him up with Be Bottle’s black water bottle.  It’s so cool, he won’t want to hit the weights without it. Here’s why he’ll love it.

1. Modern look and feel

Be Bottle offers a sleek, matte black finish, making it the perfect addition to the “look good feel good” attitude in the gym. This style is complemented by the durability of the product through its stainless-steel shell and double-wall insulation to keep beverages warm or cold. In just a few seconds, the bottle can change from a coffee mug to a water bottle so that he can leave the office and head to the gym or the outdoors with ease.

Worried about leaks while working out? The Be Bottle is guaranteed leak proof, meaning your man won’t ever have to waste time cleaning up an unnecessary mess from his bottle tipping over (we know their time is precious in the gym). With 18 ounces of fluid available in each bottle, running low on water will be the least of his concerns, giving him more time to focus on his workout and less time refilling at the water fountain. 

The best part about this bottle is that cleaning takes no time at all. With Be Bottle’s ground-breaking twist-off bottom, cleaning no longer requires long soaks. Your man will simply twist off the bottom of the bottle and clean away. This is convenient for those quick switches from coffee to water at the office, when there may only be a few minutes of free time in between meetings.

2. Easily cleaned!

When we created the removable bottom, we did so to ensure that you can drink whatever you wanted without fear of flavor hangover. Your guy won’t ever have to worry about leftover protein powder or pre-workout in his bottle. Give him the ease of mind knowing that his Be Bottle will be the one and only champion he needs to crush a good workout.

3. It’s eco-friendly

In today’s world, plastic is a massive  problem. According to anEnvironmental Protection Agency survey completed in 2014, Americans discarded 33.6 million tons of plastic, but only 9.5 percent of it was recycled. By using reusable drinking bottles such as the Be Bottle, he can take a stance  against plastic pollution and “Be The Change.”

Our Just Black Be Bottle is perfect for the gym, outdoor adventures, and demonstrates a commitment to being environmentally responsible. Don’t just get a bottle for him, if black isn’t your color, check out our other color options! We know you’ll find one you love just for yourself.