• Eco,  Fashion,  Gift Guide,  New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Vegan Slow Fashion Brand Hemincuff – designed for the modern, fashion-forward risk takers

    You might notice, our fashion world is changing, people start to put more attention on sustainable and recycle products. Fast fashion brands are not as popular as before. Now is the time for us to turn to slow fashion. For Hemincuff, slow fashion and sustainability is a priority. Mainly, all vegan brands are mass-produced. Unlike many current fashion brands, Hemincuff is no fast fashion. The creative director, NOEL VELOZ’s work is meticulous and has integrity. His aim is to set the tone for the vegan luxury market and really move it up and on.

    Hemincuff, this NYC-based vegan and sustainable accessories brand is designed for the modern, fashion-forward risk-takers. Hemincuff is committed to empowering advantageous professionals that are focused on achieving the unachievable and looking elegant while doing it. The geometric and minimalistic designs create a clean, yet hip and expressive style, perfect for a beach picnic date, a night out on the town with your girls, and everything in between!

    Hemincuff creates timeless handmade products made to last and be worn in different ways. Adding Rubber to our PU leather gives it strength and long lasting durability. They run many quality test on their items to make sure they are providing you with a great sustainable product that is handmade. Their Aesthetic will always be luxury but their products will be priced at a Luxury contemporary price point to fill in the gap in the sustainable luxury market.

    Their materials are Recycled PU Leather: They gather left over PU Material from Artisan workshops in Italy. These scraps are shredded and mixed with recycled rubber and pressed into sheets. Their new Material is finished with coating and protection.

    Recycled Nylon : They gather left over Canvas from Italy, NY and Mexico

    Recycled Canvas: They gather left over Canvas from Italy, NY and Mexico

    Recycled Hardware: They gather left over hardware from Italy, NY and Mexico.

    Recycled Microfiber: They gather left over Microfiber from Italy, NY and Mexico

    Hemincuff Manufacturer 80 percent of their Collection in the U.S in Florida with their independent team of independent craftsman at their Atelier. It took 10 years to develop the team of skilled craftsmen. The other 20 percent of Hemincuff collections due to production capabilities of the items is imported from Mexico made by LATINOS.

    About the packaging Hemincuff wrap their products in recycled packaging by giving it a second life and also encouraging the end consumer to recycle the waste material again. They source their packaging in the U.S and from their overseas partners.

  • food,  Health,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Folios Cheese Wraps: A Delicious and Creative Bread Alternative

    Tortillas, wraps, pizzas, pastas, salad bowls—all of these foods are delicious, but they are also saturated with carbs. Many people also follow a gluten-free diet, which makes eating these foods difficult. Folios Cheese Wraps provide a low-carb, gluten-free alternative. These lightly baked cheese wraps also infuse every recipe with more flavor than the average bread alternative or cauliflower alternative. Wrap it, crisp it, cut it, or eat it whole—the possibilities are endless!

    Why Choose Folios Cheese Wraps?

    • A Healthier Bread Alternative

    Folios wraps are high in protein and low in carbs. Because each serving has at least 11 grams of protein and only one gram of carbs, it is a healthier, more nutritious bread alternative. Folios wraps are also excellent for maintaining a successful keto diet.

    • More Flavorful Recipes

    Folios Cheese Wraps aren’t just a healthier, gluten-free alternative; they add more flavor to any recipe. With satisfying flavors including cheddar cheese, Jarlsberg cheese, and parmesan cheese, you can make the same meal or snack in multiple ways.

    • A Versatile Keto Snack

    Most people think of diets, like the keto diet, as limiting. However, Folios Cheese Wraps are anything but. These flavored cheese wraps are highly versatile. Make everything from burritos to baked pasta dishes, appetizers to full meals.

    Folios Jarlsberg Cheese Wraps

    Jarlsberg cheese is the only cheese of its kind in the world. This mild, nutty cheese, similar to Swiss cheese, was first created in Norway for the specific purpose of being the tastiest cheese! Wrap your sandwich materials, vegetables, and meats in Folios Jarlsberg cheese wraps.

    Folios Cheddar Cheese Wraps

    Who doesn’t love cheddar cheese? Enjoy the rich flavor of Folios cheddar wraps at room temperature or fried. Use these cheddar cheese wraps to make a crispy tortilla bowl for your next Southwestern salad.

    Folios Parmesan Cheese Wraps

    Parmesan cheese is practically synonymous with Italian food. Make rolled antipasto and low carb pizza with Folios Parmesan cheese wraps. Folios cheese wraps also make a wonderful keto snack when fried and cut into chips.

    Folios Mozzarella Cheese Wraps

    The flavor and versatility of the brand-new Folios Cheese Wraps Mozzarella is perfect for sandwiches, pizza, wraps, lasagna, and so many other delicious options, like Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm, and Crispy Breadstick Dippers with Marinara… Let your imagination run free; the recipe possibilities are endless!

    Folios Cheese Wraps are the original 100% cheese wraps, with no gluten or grain, lots of protein and calcium, and only 1g of carbs, which come in Cheddar, Parmesan, Jarlsberg, and new Mozzarella. Despite the name, they can be used in so many ways besides as a tortilla alternative. You can shape and bake them for cheesy taco shells or bowls, crisp them up for chips or a pizza crust, swap out your lasagna noodles, and much more.

  • Fashion,  Gift Guide,  Las Vegas,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Today is the perfect day to take a comfort break and wiggle your toes in your Pantuss.

    The perfect way to wind down after a busy day at work or at home! Pantuss makes aromatherapy warming slippers! They are the best gift this fall and winter season! To reach ultimate desired comfort, you take out the insoles and heat them in the microwave.

    The dried lavender flowers and flax seeds create a calming, relaxing aroma and when you insert them back into your Pantuss slippers and slide your feet in, that is when you reach the pinnacle of relaxation. The lavender creates the relaxing smell with premium essential oils, and the flax seeds help retain the warmth.

    Pantuss was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during a cold winter back in 2012. Pantuss’s owners, two sisters, designed their products to be a perfect combination of comfort, design, and aroma. Almost instantly, families started buying Pantuss throughout the country. One of the main reasons why Pantuss slippers became an instant success nationwide, was because of their naturally scented, warmed, comfortable insoles. They’re enjoyable in any climate or season.

    Their international team is meticulous about making their slippers meet the highest standards of both quality and comfort, and they pass through several quality control checks between their manufacture in Argentina and the various markets where they’re sold. Their aromatherapy slippers allow customers to relax at home in style and comfort.They are also handmade from eco-friendly, sustainable materials!

    These heated slippers for women have it all! Pantuss aromatherapy and comfy slippers will help keep you warm and relaxed during both cold winter months and warmer fall days while you’re staying in the comfort of your own home. Pantuss Indoor slippers are hand-made in Argentina, where they’re known as pantuflas for women (pantuflas para mujer). The plush slippers feature removable insoles filled with lavender flowers and flax seeds which are not only comfortable, but also promote relaxation and de-stressing. The flaxseed oil is what allows these women house slippers to retain heat, while the lavender flowers are full of natural essential oils with a relaxing aroma.

    These faux fur fluffy slippers for women are the ideal self care gift! Just pop the insoles in the microwave for 30 seconds, and enjoy the warmth and aromas. The slippers have heated insoles that act as feet warmers and will transport you to a new level of comfort. Pantuss warm slippers for women stand as the warmest and most relaxing home slippers on the market. The house shoes are sustainably made using all-natural products and have a comfortable faux fur exterior providing both style and comfort.

    The removable insoles for women can also be placed in the refrigerator, so they can help cool your feet during the hot Summer months. These cute slippers for women make the perfect gift for your loved ones. Ditch the warming socks and heat pack, choose from our wide variety of styles for both men and women. These teddy bear slippers are ideal wonder woman gifts.

    Pantuss comfortable eyemask and neck pillow set will become an essential part of your travel kit. Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or automobile, this set will allow you to sleep comfortably. Eye masks help to block out unnatural and natural light, enabling you to sleep soundly day or night.

    This set is also perfect for when you’re hanging around the house and looking to escape from the stress of the day. The set is fully adjustable, so it will fit any adult comfortably. It also comes in a variety of colors that suit any style. The eye mask is filled with flax seeds and lavender flowers for an aromatherapeutic effect. Flaxseed oil and Lavender flowers are full of essential oils to help promote relaxation. This eye mask and neck pillow is an ideal self care gift for women and men.

  • New York

    Huda Razzak’s OSCAR® qualified animated short THE OCEAN DUCK

    Huda Razzak’s THE OCEAN DUCK is a beautiful story of a young woman who visits her loving sick grandmother in hospital and together brings to life an ancient tale. This phenomenal short is based on a poem in Rumi’s Masnavi, describing a duck that is raised by chickens, despite its true home being the ocean – a symbol for the eternal. This touching yet uplifting film has qualified to be considered for the 95th Academy Awards® after winning Best Animated Short at New York International Children’s Film Festival. Now this beautiful film can be seen at the prestigious Hamptons International Film Festival on October 10th 2022.

    A granddaughter visits her ailing grandma in a hospital during a flood, bringing back fond memories of the past – spilling over into fantastical visions in the present – as an ancient tale comes to life.

    Writer, producer and director Huda Razzak was born in Chicago to parents who immigrated from Iraq. In 2021, she graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Animation, focusing primarily on story and production. Huda is also a two-time Screen Craft finalist, former ISF Film Grant recipient, and selected participant in a directing mentorship with Women in Animation. She currently works as a Story & Editorial Production Assistant at Netflix Animation.

    Co-Director My Anh Ngo was born and raised in Vietnam. She has a master’s degree in Animation from the Savannah College of Art and Design, specializing in 2D character animation. Prior to co-directing on THE OCEAN DUCK she worked on WOLFBOY and the Everything Factory animated series as an animation intern at Bento Box Entertainment studio in Atlanta.

    The incredible illustration was created by Katarzyna Doszla and the stunning music was created by Stephanie Hamelin Tomala. The screenplay was co-written with Toby Osborne and the stunning animation was led by My Anh Ngo, Denise Anger, and Ryen Goebel.

  • Art,  Books,  San Diego

    A New Book Takes Children on the Adventure of a Lifetime with Leonardo DaVinci

    What would you do if one of the most famous artists in the world landed on your doorstep? In Leonardo and the Time Travelers, cousins Jack and Nick are in Silicon Valley for a summer technology class, when they discover a secret time travel app on an old iPad. Upon using the app, they bring back the world’s first-time traveler, artist, engineer and scientist, Leonardo da Vinci, and adventure ensues!

    This fun and entertaining book takes children on the adventure of a lifetime.  Joined by Jack’s sister Poppy, they solve problems, meet other time travelers, and have a summer they will never forget.

    Leonardo, affectionately nicknamed “Nardi” by the kids, is shocked by his new surroundings but as a man who loves to learn, he is highly curious about the technology he discovers everywhere throughout the house. He just can’t resist the urge to play with things. And Jack’s feisty and artistic sister, Poppy, isn’t shy about sharing her artwork with the man who painted The Last Supper.

    As “Nardi” tangles with today’s technology and traveling incognito, he and the kids bring other time travelers back from the past while facing up to challenges of their own. Nardi learns to ride a bike, makes a special drawing to tuck into a time capsule at Stanford, compares notes with the kids on delicious gelato, creates a bubble bath blizzard and gets stuck on top of the house when inspecting the solar panels!

    As the summer ends, the kids celebrate their accomplishments with a surprise trip to the Magic Kingdom, and a tour led by none other than time traveler Walt Disney himself! Nardi upstages everyone in his final fling before heading back into history – but he leaves an enormous imprint on Jack, Nick and Poppy, his creative compatriots and proteges.

    Leonardo and the Time Travelers is the product of a unique collaboration of five women from around the world who joined together to create a children’s book about learning and time travel during the pandemic.

    In 2020, two grandmothers across the pond from each other decided to do something positive during the lockdown: to write a book inspired by their grandchildren. Marian Lye and Patty McGuigan share a set of lively grandkids, who were to be the heroes of a Silicon Valley adventure. But they needed an illustrator. Rebekah Reif, just turning 21 and graduating, joined the creative team. Next was Maria Mayer Feng, an incredible creative director in New York and then Kate Ryan, an editor who lives in Hawaii and understood the writers’ vision.  The Circle of Five was established: women of all different ages, from Hawaii to England coming together to create Leonardo and the Time Travelers.

    “The pandemic has brought many changes to our world. We were determined to produce something positive out of this time,” says author Patty McGuigan. “The five of us put our creativity to work and created this fun and inspiring story.”

    This fall introduce kids to the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci and join him, Jack, Nick and Poppy on an adventurous journey and discover the answer to the big question – how to get their time travelers back home?

    “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” Leonardo da Vinci


    Patty McGuigan is the proud grandmother of four grandchildren. She is also a successful commercial real estate agent, a past high school English teacher, and active in her San Francisco Bay Area community. Patty has created numerous books of her artwork and travel memories. Her creativity has been her defining factor throughout her life, and indeed she does believe in time travel.

    Marian Lye lives in Weymouth, England. She and her husband raised three boys, and she worked in administration for a government department for many years. Her love of history led her to write Weymouth at War, an account of World War 2 on the south coast of England. The book, now in its second edition, features the dramatic build up to D-Day in June 1944, when thousands of American servicemen set sail from the twin ports of Weymouth and Portland, bound for “Omaha Beach” in Normandy. In this millennium, the arrivals of three lively grandkids in California have been magical milestones.

    Rebekah Reif is based in New Hampshire, where she recently graduated from the School of Art and Design at New England College. An up-and-coming artist, she has a natural talent for drawing, and amazed her collaborators on this project with every new scene she sketched out. Rebekah specializes in comics and enjoys drawing stories from battles to slices of everyday life.

    To learn more about the creative team and Leonardo and the Time Travelers, visit leonardoandthetimetravelers.com

  • New York

    Melabebe Deep Hydration Lotion

    After a day at the beach my son was surprised that his skin turned brown while his butt was still white. We laughed about it during bath time and he asked me why he was turning dark like his dad.

    What a great teaching moment for us to explain to him what melanin is how it reacts to the sun. Being biracial, my husband always made it a priority to talk to Niko about difference in skin color and what it means and what it doesn’t mean. Coincidentally, his big kindergarten workbook lessons this week was about types and colors. My super smart 3 year old put two and two together and made the connection quickly. He explained to me that people with dark skin have a lot of melanin and people with light skin have little or none. He understood that melanin determines how your skin reacts to the sun and if you will burn or tan.

    I will never forget when he was just an infant, an older Asian lady asked me why I was so white and I had a brown baby.

    I am so grateful to know and learn about melanin rich skin and what their hydration needs are with Melabebe. I am also so happy to have this opportunity to teach my son to love the skin we are in 😍

    Learn more about Melabebe products below:

    When faced with a skincare dilemma, such as dry skin, eczema, hyperpigmentation, or scarring, relief needs to be effective and calming, especially if we’re talking about babies. Melabébé delivers that relief in plant-based formulas intentionally made for melanin-rich kids that’s safe enough for the entire family for the head, shoulders, knees, and toes (just like the song goes!). Addressing common issues, this inclusive skincare brand for children is long-lasting, locking in moisture for all-over deep dehydration. Understanding their specific needs and skin characteristics makes all the difference in helping provide appropriate, gentle care. Founded by Kelli, a mom of color, she formulated clean, moisture-rich skincare initially to help nurture her baby’s sensitive skin. She found it was also perfect for all skin types and shades. It turns out that what’s good for baby is just as good for mom and dad, too! The vegan brand’s all-natural ingredients nurture, heal, and protect.