As you know, some of my favorite hobbies are reading, cafe hopping, and recreational shopping, though I’m not at all opposed to sipping froufrou drinks or seeing fantastic shows, either. You may not know that I was also a fan of “Sex and the City,” but I was, and that’s why I was intrigued when I learned about Grapevine.
More than just a shopping site, Grapevine uses the Grapevine Girls, characters in webisodes – web episodes – featuring product reviews, nights on the town, etc. As we follow their adventures, we can interact – checking out prices of their accessories, reading about where they go, etc.
Grapevine is based in Chicago, but webisodes can take place anywhere and the choice of products and services they recommend and link to certainly isn’t limited to the windy city. Personally, I think it’s a great way to involve people in shopping – blurring the lines of entertainment and advertising and making it fun in the process.
Check it out!