The following is a list of favorite companies that Debbi Kickham and Maxima Marketing have done business with, or have worked with in support of Off The Wall Marketing Ideas, or The Globetrotter’s Get-Gorgeous Guide. These are all colleagues of mine, and excellent companies to do business with—and we will even tell you why!
Health and Beauty Companies
Boiron. Debbi never leaves home without packing Oscillococcinum, which is made by Boiron. The homeopathic remedy works wonders if you take it at the first signs of flu. Boiron makes a wealth of terrific homeopathic remedies, which are well-suited to travel.
Clarisonic. If you want a face that is sparkling clean and even better able to absorb skincare creams, you need the Clarisonic. It’s a little miracle-worker.
Dental Arts of Westwood. Dr. Daniel Kazachkov offers state-of-the-art dental equipment and techniques. You can even watch TV or a movie while you get your teeth cleaned.
G.M. Collin. G.M. Collin skincare products are derived from natural plant and marine extracts and are technologically developed to achieve visible results. Yes, they work!
Herban Essentials. This company makes rejuvenating and refreshing moist towelettes in luscious scents, which are ideal for travel and have a million-and-one uses.
Leon and Company. This Belmont, Massachusetts-based suburban hair salon is headed by Leon de Magistris, who is renowned for his superb cutting and coloring skills. The salon has won “Best of Boston” many times over.
Magic Senses. Magic Senses makes fantastically scented glycerine soaps that are always a hit with celebrities.
MyChelle. These highly effective skincare dermaceuticals are seeded in science and rooted in nature to create potent formulas that help you bring out your own inherent beauty.
Safar Coiffure. Owner Serge Safar offers chic haircuts, highlights, color and a lot more, so it’s no wonder his salon has a most enthusiastic following. Mr. Safar has popular salons in Boston and Miami.
Salon Acote. Owner Alex Safar and his talented staff are a breath of French air on Boston’s Newbury Street. We consider this salon Boston’s best and it has been featured in top magazines and newspapers.
Bass. Debbi is constantly wearing her comfortable-and-classic cordovan Bass Weejuns—especially when she’s on the road. The new loafer style in gold is especially adorable.
Boston Proper. Here’s where you’ll find sexy, sophisticated looks that are ideal for travel and your destination.
Decked Out Apparel & Promotions. Dave Stevens has more than 30 years in apparel construction, embroidery, tradeshow management, and marketing. He has consulted for Nike, Reebok, Joseph Abboud, Brooks Brothers and many others. Dave and his associates provide quality apparel and promotional products that target your market to promote your brand’s identity. Experience makes the difference. Making you look good is all they do—and you’ll look marvelous.
KiKi*c GlamBags. Why travel with a lackluster Ziploc? These GlamBags are stylish and sleek, and just perfect for going through TSA.
Mud Pie. Searching for adorable travel accessories? I’ll dish the dirt on Mud Pie: its designs—everything from travel bags to “Beach to Bar” dresses—are swoon-worthy.
Venus. Debbi loves, loves, loves Venus fashions—everything from the Bond-girl swimsuits to the cocktail dresses. Plus it’s all made in America, and very affordable.
3Floz.com. This website is a must for everyone who wants to making going through TSA/security a breeze. The site is filled with health and beauty items, all 3 fluid ounces or less. Also great for sampling!
Luggage Forward. Why be burdened with your suitcase, skis or surfboard? Luggage Forward conveniently ships your luggage from home to destination and back.
Travelpro Luggage. Travelpro luggage took flight in 1987 when airline pilot Robert Path invented the world’s first Rollaboard suitcase with wheels—taking the “lug” out of luggage.
Azamara Cruises. This is an “aza-mazing” boutique cruise line that has won oceans of awards for its gracious service, featuring an abundance of overnights, so you can enjoy ports of call for a longer time.
Crystal Cruises. You name it, you can have it. Once on a world cruise, a penthouse guest came with his own electrical bed and lazy boy chair.
Holland America. Holland America Line’s fleet of 15 elegant, mid-size ships offers more than 500 sailings a year visiting all seven continents.
MSC Cruises. I say “Ciao, bella” to this Italian line, especially the MSC Yacht Club that is basically a “ship within a ship,” offering the utmost in pampering.
Paul Gauguin. Oo la la! Here’s how you can enjoy small-ship luxury cruising to Tahiti and throughout French Polynesia. Who wouldn’t love a cruise to Bora Bora?
Regent Seven Seas Cruises. We’ve sailed on the several Regent ships, and all the voyages have been indescribably wonderful. And now that the cruise line includes free airfare in your ticket, it makes the trip all the better.
Seabourn. At Seabourn, clairvoyance is a job requirement. Translation—the impeccable service happens even before you ask for it. I’ve experienced it firsthand!
Silversea. Silversea and its luxurious small ships have perfected the art of decadent travel and first-class service.
Windstar Cruises. Get up-close-and-personal views of the world’s most dramatic coastlines, as you indulge in complimentary water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing, ski-tubing and kayaking from the ship’s watersports platform.
Classic Resorts. We usually stay at the Kaanapali Alii when we’re on Maui, and with good reason. These roomy condos are high-end and luxurious, and are just steps away from beautiful Kaanapali Beach, which is ideal for sunning and swimming.
Fairmont Kea Lani. We heart Fairmont properties, especially the beautiful Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui. What’s not to love? Beautiful rooms, a stunning resort, white-sand beach, and great food at Ko Restaurant.
Four Points Eastham, Cape Cod, Massacusetts. We LOVE the Four Points Eastham. It’s absolutely the best place to stay when you are on the Cape, visiting Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown, Eastham and Orleans.
Four Points LAX. We stay here every time we are enroute from Boston to Hawaii or Tahiti. This terrific Los Angeles airport hotel has all the amenities you need—a good restaurant, 24-hour gym, and lovely rooms with the ultra-comfortable Four Points Comfort Bed.
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. Here’s where all the A-list Hollywood celebrities stay—and with good reason. Gorgeous accommodations, a stunning Serenity pool, a first-class spa—and much more—make this resort as good as it gets!
Hyatt Regency Maui. We adore this hotel’s Regency Club, its gorgeous pool area, and especially the evening “Tour of the Stars” that teaches you all about astronomy. Heavenly! Especially the “constellation prizes” that include Starburst candy.
Outrigger Aina Nalu. We stay at this lovely condo property every time we are on Maui. Rooms are spacious and elegant; the service is great; and you’re a two-minute walk to downtown Lahaina for great shopping, art galleries and restaurants.
Duke’s, Hula Grill, and Leilani’s, Maui. A trip to Paradise—otherwise known as Hawaii—wouldn’t be the same without a dinner visit to these great TS restaurants. You’ll experience great, flavorful food in an open-air atmosphere. Leave enough room for Hula Pie for dessert!
PB Boulangerie. Located in Wellfleet, Cape Cod, PB Boulangerie is as authentic a restaurant you will find outside of Paris. Chef Philippe Rispoli offers a to-die-for menu, and in the morning, the line for the bread and pastries at the boulangerie is out the door.
Warren and Annabelle’s, Maui. We are huge fans of this comedy/magic/dinner show. Magician Warren Gibson offers an amazing up-close-and-personal sleight-of-hand show, with great comedy, in a family-friendly atmosphere. And unlike most comedy shows, there is no profanity or anything offensive. Don’t miss it!
Business Review USA. This publication offers the latest and greatest news about businesses in all industries across the globe.
Caviar Affair. This ultra luxury magazine celebrates the good life, with articles on food, wine, travel, cruising, and a lot more.
Destination I Do Magazine. This great magazine is a terrific source of inspiration for all brides planning their destination wedding and honeymoon.
Exec Digital. This luxury publication has a 1.5 million circulation, and it’s no surprise. It’s the go-to-guide for executives who want to know about the best things in life.
Food and Drink Digital. Here’s where you’ll find industry news about hotels, restaurants and franchising.
Let’s Travel Magazine. Based in New Zealand, this magazine showcases exciting and interesting places all over the world.
My Wedding Magazine. This New Zealand-based magazine has info about weddings and honeymoons for all Kiwi brides and grooms.
Porthole Cruise Magazine. Ahoy, cruise lovers! This terrific magazine has articles and features that will make your bon voyage even better.