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Olive Loves: Olive Oyl Personalized VISA Prepaid Debit Cards

I’m just thrilled that has chosen to feature moi on a new line of Olive Oyl® Personalized VISA® Prepaid Debit Cards! O.K., to be fair, they also have Popeye® Personalized VISA® Prepaid Debit Cards. Gotta give the Sailor Man his due. I was curious about how the whole thing works, so I sat down for a chat with Ben Katz, CEO and co-founder of


Q. What made you choose me – oh yes, and Popeye, too – for your new line of Personalized VISA® Prepaid Debit Cards?

A. In today’s fast-paced mobile world, we are delighted to be able to open this banking option to your fans and Popeye’s, Olive. You two are one of the world’s most famous duos. Popeye has always been associated with strength and health and caring for his “goil,” Olive Oyl, and practicing fiscal responsibility is sound advice for couples in any economy. Now your fans will be able to take charge of their finances for themselves and their loved ones while making a bold statement about their own fun-filled personalities.

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Olive Loves: Kusmi Tea

My name is Olive and I am a tea snob. Since moving to New York, I have been burning the candle at both ends. Making your dreams come true in this town requires non-stop doing! Since this is truly the city that never sleeps, it is taking my sleep deprivation to an entirely different level. To combat fatigue, I cherish my morning cup of tea like an overboard non-swimmer clings to a life raft. Brewing a cup of tea and eagerly waiting as it steeps to delicious perfection is my non-negotiable start to every day.

Recently, I made a very serendipitous find while walking through The Plaza Hotel’s mouth-watering Food Hall at One West 59th Street in Manhattan. I discovered the Kusmi Tea retail store. Cue the soundtrack music from the choir of heavenly angels here!


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Behind the Scenes with Olive Oyl at Licensing Expo 2013

This week, I had the pleasure of joining King Features at Licensing Expo 2013 in Las Vegas. There, I got to see world-renowned actress, fashion icon and entrepreneur, Gwyneth Paltrow, as well as celebrity trainer and innovative fitness pioneer Tracy Anderson, when the positively radiant Gwyneth gave this year’s keynote address titled “Brands on the Brink of Global Expansion.”

Here I am larger than life! My sincere apologies for the over-lit photo. Why is it that you can never find a good Lighting Director when you need one?


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Olive Oyl Loves: Talking Nail Art with Valerie Star

Actress Zooey Deschanel has been quoted as saying, “I don’t like plain nails. I get sad.” After what seemed like an endless winter, I have to agree with her. So, here it is,  it is mani-pedi season and I’m all in a dither about keeping my hands and feet in tip-top shape.


Before my next trip to the nail salon, I decided to call on makeup and beauty expert, Valerie Star, for her advice on the latest trends in nail art and polish colors.

Here’s what she had to say…

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