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Margaret Ryan
Margaret Ryan is a marketing communications strategist and has worked with venture capitalists and start-ups covering consumer tech, fashion tech, mobile and online retail. She also co-founded an award winning winery. She lives and works in San Francisco where she heads up communications for rideshare service Sidecar. Find her on twitter @MargaretRyan.

Entries by Margaret Ryan

Dinner (and Lunch!) on Demand

(2) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 10:16 AM

Everything I want to eat I can order with a few touches on my smartphone and have delivered. I know, ordering in is nothing new. But in San Francisco, ground zero for everything on-demand, the concept of food delivery is being re-imagined. There's a new crop of start-ups in the...

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Spring Clean Your Closet for Cash

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 12:10 PM


I'm dying to go shopping and start ticking things off my spring list, which I plan to do when I take New York City for spring break. Between now and then, I have some serious closet cleaning to do. My spring...

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Castoffs and Catwalks: PeersSwaps Launches with New York Fashion Week

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 11:43 AM

I don't believe in fashion mistakes. I've always believed true style requires experimentation and a leap of faith. As a result of this philosophy, I have more than a few idle items in my closet. I buy the fabulous dress on deep discount and bank the occasion will come. But...

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Five Luxurious Gifts for Mom (If She Won't Be Getting the iPad)

(2) Comments | Posted May 6, 2010 | 4:52 PM

Imagine a perfect Mother's Day: breakfast in bed, cuddling with your adoring children and glorious new iPad. If that is not in the cards for Mom this year, here are few luxurious gifts that will see her through until you give it to her for her birthday.

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All the Cool Girls Love Isabel Marant

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2010 | 11:31 AM


I fell in love with fashion, and French fashion in particular, at a café on the corner of rue du Buci in Paris. I've flirted with fashion my entire life - but witnessing the endless parade of effortless Parisian street style at this five...

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Spring Trend Cheat Sheet

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2010 | 11:31 AM

Spring has sprung in the stores, not the streets. It may be cold outside but the fashion magazines have already paraded an endless list of trends to help us make sense of what we need to buy to update our wardrobe this spring. My strategy is to choose one trend...

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The Seven Best Fashion Apps

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2010 | 5:53 PM


Chanel: This legacy fashion house is expert at staying relevant. Chanel was one of the first fashion houses to podcast shows -- and the shows are amazing! The Chanel App features runway video, looks & accessories and Chanel News: always interesting, varied and rooted...

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Unisex Valentine's Gifts for Every Sense

(2) Comments | Posted February 2, 2010 | 1:09 PM

Valentine's Day may have roots in a Hallmark campaign, but what harm is there in setting aside a day that motivates you to make a point of celebrating the one you love? Man or woman -- here is a list of five genderless gifts which will appeal to the object...

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Five Simple Ways to Reconnect Your Children with Nature

(10) Comments | Posted March 11, 2009 | 12:57 PM

Children don't play the way they used to and they are suffering for it. Some say, nature, or lack of it, is to blame. There is a growing body of research to support that nature is critical to the development of children in every major way -- intellectually, emotionally, socially,...

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Six Holiday Gifts for Aspiring Fashionistas

(2) Comments | Posted December 8, 2008 | 5:04 PM

I have six aspiring fashionistas on my holiday list this year. Coincidence? Maybe. I've read encouraging a sense of style in young girls promotes a positive self-image and leads to enhanced self-esteem. Anecdotally, stylish gifts improve relationships between mothers and daughters and aunts and nieces. In this case, I am...

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Mum Run Style

(1) Comments | Posted October 17, 2008 | 1:24 PM

Friends often call on me for fashion advice, which is why I started blogging on the topic two years ago. However, few style situations have stumped me like the mum run. The mum run, for those who have not been indoctrinated, is the early morning ritual of dropping off your...

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Fall Fashion Checklist: The Recession Edition

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2008 | 11:30 PM

The Spring 2009 shows are in full swing, but fall fashion is on my mind. This season designers offered a smorgasbord of style featuring very diverse looks from posh grunge to ladylike glamour, urban bohemian to sixties sophisticate. Bet you can't choose just one! But choose you must, shopping in...

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