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Trying something new

Dear lovely readers of Coffee and Winter,

I’ve decided to try something a bit new for the new year. I’ve moved my blog to an actual domain name! Yes! After many years I’ve finally decided to take the plunge and go for it. Only one problem, I am not tech savvy enough to set up an automatic redirect or an RSS feed to keep posts forwarded to the trusty wordpress.com reader. Womp, womp.

I love each and every one of you and you have all made my time blogging absolutely spectacular. I’m not discontinuing the blog, but all new posts will be on the separate website. So if you want to continue reading, and I sure hope you do, please please visit and subscribe to coffeeandwinter.com

Come hang out with me there. I have loads of new ideas and fun features for the coming year.

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I feel like I’m starting on the ground floor again, and would love if you all continued to read despite the inconvenient change. If anyone can put the steps to an RSS feed or whatever in simple terms for me to figure it out, I am certainly willing to try.

Coffee & Winter Loves: Luvocracy

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Asking friends for recommendations and advice is something we do almost daily without thinking. Not only that, we often see people around us using products we ourselves wish we could try. You know like when you look at someone and say, “Yeah, he’s quite cool. I like those shoes. I should wear those shoes.” So a while ago, via what else, a recommendation, I stumbled upon Luvocracy and fell in love. Maybe as a faithful reader you’ve noticed the change in my shop the post links? So what’s so cool about this website? Well let me tell you.

Luvocracy combines shopping and those wonderful recommendations I mentioned before. See, users “luv” products they would recommend to others via a handy browser button, share why they suggest it, and add it to a collection. Other users can browse collections and items via catalogues catered to the interests they choose where they can also “luv” them or purchase them. The coolest thing about Luvocracy is the purchasing feature. Users can purchase items directly from collections made by users and themselves. Luvocracy also finds the lowest price for that item across the internet, and takes the annoying part out of online shopping: Signing up for countless store accounts. Or if you’d rather, it links the shopper to the original website to purchase, which let’s be honest, is the way less cool way of doing it.

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Another thing I love about Luvocracy is how it combines Pinterest and shopping. I love Pinterest, but strictly when it comes to recipes and pictures of vacations and street style. Not necessarily for products. They often get lost in a sea of other things and I forget to go back to them, but with Luvocracy that’s not the case. I can add products to collections and purchase them later on (or not at all) and I don’t have to search for where I saw it. I love curating collections. I have collections ranging from books/movies/music I’m currently into, books my book club needs to read, and even furniture I wish I could own. Oh, and all the clothes I wish I intend to buy at some point. You can see some of my favorite collections scattered in this post. Plus, it makes blogging collections and looks even easier.

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Another cool feature Luvocracy has is the ability to earn credits. When another user purchases an item from a collection the original user earns a credit to use towards further purchases of their own. It’s basically a reward for having awesome taste. It also helps build a network of trusted users. Loads of great bloggers with the most excellent (and variety of) tastes use Luvocracy and trusting them allows other users to find cool things delivered directly to their catalogue. Not only bloggers but loads of people with similar great taste are basically handed to users on a silver platter. Trusting someone is basically a virtual high five that says “you are cool. I like you. I think you like cool things.” Or maybe that’s just how I look at it. Everyone loves that kind of gratification, right?

Luvocracy is so simple to use. All you need is the app (or browser extension) and things you love to get started. Don’t believe me about how awesome this website is? Find out even more about them in their FAQ! And while you’re there sign up and follow me HERE