• Eco,  Fashion,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  WorldWide

    Voice of the Vanishing puts its money where its mouth is with sustainable activewear that directly saves endangered species

    It’s time to swap fast fashion for activewear with an environmental edge. Voice of the Vanishing is the clothing line that serves as a catalyst for ending wildlife extinction. Where designers combine on-trend, effortless looks with eco-friendly, high-quality materials made in the US and unique graphics, Voice of the Vanishing delivers on its mission daily to save near-extinct wildlife.

    “It has always been my passion to support brands that make an impact. Voice of the Vanishing is such a special project in that it puts customers in control of how they too make an impact. We’re not just green fashion, we’re an activewear company putting the future first; putting half of our profits into Ark 15 so that treasured wildlife can overcome endangerment, one garment at a time,” said Jared Turner, CEO of Voice of the Vanishing.

    The Vanishing Women’s Hoodie

    Simple and effortless with elegant detailing, this Hoodie truly expresses the urgency of saving critically-endangered species all over the world.

    Always Earth-first, this hoodie is made of 100% organic cotton.

    Note: Organic yarns will have some small marks (specks) that are visible. These marks are caused by the seeds and plant matter in the fabric. These are normal and are an inherent trait of organic fabric.

    Made in the USA.

      • Set-in ribbed collar
      • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
      • Unisex Classic design
      • Side seams
      • Blind stitching on sleeves and bottom hem
      • Satin neck label
      • Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low

    What is Ark 15?
    Ark 15 is a Voice of the Vanishing initiative that steers the brand’s resources to save 15 species found on the critically endangered species list. Critical endangerment classifies animals that will be completely wiped out in the next few years if nothing is done. So, Voice of the Vanishing is doing something by donating 51% of its profits to support the animals on its list. The money is donated to conservation organizations around the world to develop nature reserves, combat poaching, spread awareness and more.

    Ark 15 includes: Blue-Throated Macaw, Malayan Tiger, Black Rhino, Forest Elephant, Cross-River Gorilla, Brown Spider Monkey, Bornean Orangutan, Hawksbill Turtle, Kakapo, North Atlantic Right Whale, Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon, Panama Golden Frog, Philippines Eagle, Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth, and the Sunda Pangolin.

    • Through each purchase of Voice of the Vanishing’s sustainably sourced, ethically manufactured activewear apparel, customers support reputable organizations on the front lines of species preservation. Voice of the Vanishing specializes in women’s, men’s and vintage kids’ styles with all the staples, from tees to hoodies and accessories.

    To shop Voice of the Vanishing, check out their online shop. For more information about Voice of the Vanishing, visit them online and follow on Instagram.


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

    SoulKu – “heartcrafted” by work-from-home moms in Asheville

    Based in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC and birthed in 2011 after the emotional and financial challenges of the recent economic recession, the idea of SoulKu came to owners Elisa and Allison in a vision. Pronounced “soul-coo.” The word “Ku” in Japanese translates to “a place of infinite possibility.” Elisa and Allison like to think of  their company as just that, “A place where, guided by our soul’s calling, anything is possible.”

    Elisa and Allison saw themselves and people all around the world linked by a network of celebratory, sparkling light that inspired, empowered, and connected them. Elisa and Allison both felt their souls calling them to action, to be the change they wished to see. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Elisa and Allison used their world’s challenges as pure inspiration and motivation for empowering themselves and people everywhere. Elisa and Allison created their first collection, Soul Full of Light—simple, meaningful necklaces inspired by the healing properties of gemstones and the spiritual laws of attraction, belief, and Intention. They prayed, sang, and infused each necklace with LOVE and LIGHT. And that’s still how we do it today with the team of SoulKu makers who “heartcraft” each piece.

    This unique business model allows the mama makers to be more present with their children, have a creative outlet, and eliminate the huge financial burden of childcare. Each handmade piece is mounted on a beautiful card with an inspirational message of love and encouragement that perfectly aligns with the healing energetics of the gemstone. As a finishing touch, the mama maker personally signs the card.

    Citrine Refined Necklace for Manifest

    The Refined necklace collection is inspired by the process of polishing, defining, expressing, and living what is special, beautiful, unique, magical, and rare about you!
    Additionally, this stunning emerald cut reminds the makers that as they clear away what doesn’t serve them and focus their attention on their very own shape of elegance and culture that they honor their life’s journey and the destiny of their soul’s journey. They embrace all that is wonderful about them and expand it so that others may admire their bright light and do the same from themselves.
    Exemplifying the process of refinement, Citrine energizes Intention, self expression, and manifestation. Additionally it empowers the wearer to stay true to themselves, energizes ideas and creativity, and helps one to achieve their goals.

    New larger size! 12 x 6 millimeter emerald cut gemstone
    Sterling silver lobster clasp
    Mighty Miracle nylon cord
    FSC certified petite card
    One length, 16″ with a sterling silver extender allowing it to be worn up to 18″

    Black Onyx Soul-Full of Light Necklace for Stress Relief

    This Black Onyx necklace is infused with love to alleviate stress and worry and anchor strength.
    Black Onyx gives strength, promotes vigor, steadfastness and stamina. It amplifies self-confidence, helping you to be at ease in your surroundings. Black Onyx relieves grief, enhances self-control and stimulates the power of wise decision-making.

    8X12 millimeter gemstone
    Sterling silver lobster clasp
    Mighty Miracle nylon cord
    FSC certified card
    One length, 16″ with a sterling silver extender allowing it to be worn up to 18″

    Pearl Soul-Full of Light Necklace for Goddess

    This Pearl necklace is infused with love to anchor light and connect you to your inner Goddess.
    Pearls signify faith, charity and innocence. They enhance personal integrity and help to provide a focus to one’s attention. Additionally, Pearls symbolize purity and are known as the “stone of sincerity.”

    6×8 millimeter pearl
    Sterling silver lobster clasp
    Mighty Miracle nylon cord
    FSC certified card
    One length, 16″ with a sterling silver extender allowing it to be worn up to 18″

    Rainbow Tourmaline Gold Hoop Earrings for Happiness

    Gold hoop earrings designed with stunning Rainbow Tourmaline gemstones that promote happiness, laughter, light, and love.

    Five 3 millimeter gemstones

    19mm diameter

    The mission – “TO BE IN SERVICE”

    Soulku wants to empower people like YOU who want to connect with themselves and others in their lives on a deeper level. Nothing moves them more than knowing they have helped touch someone’s life. But they didn’t stop at their customers. They wanted to empower their friends too, so they created a business model that employs local work from home moms who handcraft all the jewelry on their own time frame eliminating the huge financial burden of childcare.


  • Fashion,  Gift Guide,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    CT Jeweler Encourages Residents to “B Strong” in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

    Baribault Jewelers Hosts Monthlong Campaign for Two Statewide Charities in October

    Baribault Jewelers is reminding breast cancer fighters, survivors, and supporters to “B Strong” in their battle with the disease that affects 326.7 million people in the United States.  Specifically, the third generation, family-owned jewelry company is hosting a monthlong campaign in its Glastonbury store and online that benefits both the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative (CTBHI) and Breast Friends Fund (BFF), two local charities in which every dollar raised directly assists people diagnosed with the disease.

    “Nearly every person in America has been affected on a personal level by breast cancer,” said Christina Baribault-Ortiz, co-owner of Baribault Jewelers.  “This cause is very near and dear to our heart, this is the ideal time to up the ante and raise as much money as possible to hopefully and finally find a cure!”

    Baribault-Ortiz explains that the company will host two Think Pink Fundraising Nights in October during which 20% of the proceeds will be donated to local breast cancer charities.  The first on Thursday, October 19th from 5 to 7 p.m. will benefit the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative and inventory sold on Thursday, October 26th from 5 to 7 p.m. will benefit Breast Friends Fund.  Additionally, the company is offering an exclusive “B Strong” bracelet in its popular  The Power to B.com collection in which 20% of proceeds raised throughout the entire month of October will support the Breast Friends Fund.

    “As a family which has been in business for 75 years, we always heed the call of customers, friends and neighbors in need,” adds Raeann Baribault-Schwartz, co-owner of Baribault Jewelers.  “We are happy and grateful to use the power of this line to shine a spotlight on the urgency to find treatments and a cure for breast cancer.”

    Baribault-Schwartz explains that it was BFF’s Founder Sandy Cassanelli, a metastatic-or stage 4 breast cancer survivor for the past eight years, who was the inspiration for the jeweler to create the “B Strong” bracelet.

    “We stand by and support Sandy’s commitment to find a cure for metastatic breast cancer and wholeheartedly admire her constant, positive spirit and unwavering determination to raise awareness for this particular type of breast cancer,” said Baribault-Ortiz.

    The Power to B bracelets encourage its wearers to B Strong, B Fierce, B Badass, B Limitless, B Fearless, B Grateful, Be Blessed, B Brave, B Present, B Kind and B You by linking the cursive phrases with a black cord or chain.  The bracelets, which retail at an affordable $88 are available at Baribault Jewelers’ store located at 81 Rankin Road in Glastonbury, online at The Power to B website and at Water Street Jewelers in Guilford and Madison, CT.

    For more information, visit www.baribaultjewelers.com or www.thepowertob.com.

    About Baribault Jewelers

    Since 1948, Baribault Jewelers has been guided by its core values of authenticity, integrity, service, gratitude, courage, trust and respect in providing sterling service to its local, statewide and national clientele.  While styles come and go, the mission of the family business has always been to help its valued customers create beautiful memories with the people they love.  Visit www.baribaultjewelers.com.

    About the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative

    The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative, Inc. is a statewide non-profit organization making a significant impact in the quest to find a cure for breast cancer by providing grants to support education and research in Connecticut.  Founded in 2004, the group’s underlying goal is to find answers with 100% of the money raised remaining in Connecticut.  To date, CT BHI has awarded $4.3 million in 107 grants to fund important breast cancer research and education projects in Connecticut. Each year, it strives to surpass this milestone with the help of its supporters, sponsors, and fundraising efforts.

    About Breast Friends Fund

    Sandy Cassarelli, a metastatic breast cancer survivor, created Breast Friends Fund (BFF) in 2016 as a fundraising initiative for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with a goal of finding a cure for the Stage 4 disease.  All donated funds are earmarked “restricted” for Dr. Eric Winer, an internationally renowned metastatic breast cancer researcher, who is currently serving as Director of Yale Cancer Center and Physician-in-Chief of Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut.  Year to date BFF has raised over to $1,000,000 and growing each day.  To ensure that a cure is found, BFF is volunteer-run, and operating costs are personally funded by Craig & Sandy Cassanelli. Sandy and her family feel a sense of urgency when it comes to supporting Dr. Winer and his team in their effort to find treatments and a cure for breast cancer for the future of our daughters, sisters, nieces, mothers, aunts, and friends.  Visit www.breastfriendsfund.org for more information.

    PHOTO: Baribault Jewelers is hosting a monthlong campaign at its Glastonbury store and online that benefits both the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative (CTBHI) and Breast Friends Fund (BFF), two local charities in which every dollar raised directly assists people diagnosed with the disease.  The family-owned jewelry company is also donating 20% of the proceeds from its “B Strong” cord or chain bracelet to the Breast Friends Fund throughout October.

  • Baby,  Fashion,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego

    Stay warm, calm, and cozy this fall with Bellabu Bear bamboo pajamas!

    A good pajama is essential for a comfortable and restful night’s sleep. It’s not just sleepwear; it’s a crucial component of your bedtime routine that can enhance your overall comfort and relaxation. Bellabu Bear pajamas excel in combining style and comfort, making them a valuable addition to your sleepwear collection.

    Say goodbye to unsafe and harmful children’s clothing fabric and hello to Bellabu Bear’s organically grown and chemical-free bamboo clothing. Awarded the Seal of Acceptance from the National Eczema Association, Bellabu Bear has a mission to dress every child in a pajama that is safer and more comfortable for bedtime. They pass all the tests from having YKK zippers (choking proof zippers) and Oeko-Tex Certification with pinch-free and worry-free garments. Each design is hand drawn and an original work of art that through much effort becomes the beautiful prints you see displayed on our bamboo baby clothes. Gift your new mama-to-be with Bellabu Bear’s baby clothing and know she can go to bed at night worry-free!

    Bellabu Bear pajamas are not just your ordinary sleepwear; they are a delightful blend of comfort, style, and whimsy designed to make bedtime an enchanting experience. These pajamas are carefully crafted with high-quality materials to ensure a cozy and soft touch against the skin, making them perfect for a restful night’s sleep. What sets Bellabu Bear pajamas apart is their adorable and charming designs. From cute animal motifs to playful patterns, these pajamas cater to both children and adults, adding a touch of fun to your nighttime routine.

    Whether you’re looking for cozy matching pajama sets for the whole family or simply want to indulge in some delightful loungewear, Bellabu Bear has a wide range of options to choose from. Their attention to detail and commitment to quality ensure that you not only look good but also feel comfortable during your precious moments of relaxation. Bellabu Bear pajamas are not just clothing; they’re a symbol of comfort, warmth, and a touch of whimsy that can make bedtime a cherished part of your day. So, slip into your Bellabu Bear pajamas, and let the magic of bedtime take you on a dreamy journey.

    Mummies Halloween Bamboo Women’s Pajama Set

    Step into a world of cozy cuteness with our Mummies Halloween Bamboo Women’s Pajama Set – the perfect blend of adorable charm and comfort for your festive nights! Crafted with care, this pajama set features an adorable mummies design that captures the magic of Halloween. Made from premium bamboo fabric, this pajama set ensures your comfort is a top priority, providing a soft and cozy experience all night long.

    The delightful mummies pattern adds an extra dash of excitement to bedtime, making it a must-have for capturing the spirit of Halloween even in dreams. The eco-friendly bamboo fabric not only pampers your skin but also cares for the environment, making this pajama set a choice you can feel good about. This Halloween, dress yourself in more than just sleepwear – dress yourself in memories! This Mummies Halloween Bamboo Women’s Pajama Set is perfect for creating cherished moments during the holiday season. From spooky movie nights to lounging with a cup of hot cocoa, you’ll love wearing this set while making unforgettable memories.

    Don’t miss out on this limited-edition treat! Elevate your Halloween experience with this Mummies Halloween Bamboo Women’s Pajama Set. Order now to ensure you’re dressed for cozy nights and charming charm.

    • Scoop neck long sleeve top with snaps for a pretty design & easy breastfeeding access.
    • Jogger style pants with deep pockets (big enough for a cell phone). Fitted but not skin tight.
    • Super Soft Waistband for extra comfort.
    • Perfect fit Designed to fit all body types with a little stretch and a luxuriously smooth fabric.
    • Awarded the Seal of Acceptance from the National Eczema Association with a 5 Star Rating as a skin-friendly product.
    • Oeko-Tex Certified to be completely Free of Chemicals and pesticides.
    • Tagless! Free of all things irritating to babies ever so sensitive skin.
    • Why Bamboo? Softest fabric, Breathable, Thermo-Regulating, Hypoallergenic, Moisture Absorbing…Perfect for any climate and even more perfect for our skin.
    • Donate with each purchase. Baby2Baby provides children living in poverty, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.
    • 95% Rayon from Bamboo, 5% Spandex for Stretch.

    Bellabu Bear believes parents deserve high quality products that make their life easier & babies deserve products that keep them safe & comfortable. This is achieved by creating pajamas that are better for their skin, more comfortable for any activity, and easier for the parents to use. So Bellabu Bear created the most comfortable and functional bamboo kids pajamas, they just happen to be better for the environment as well.



  • Fashion,  Gift Guide,  New York,  San Diego

    Sheec ComFits: Day-to-Night, High-Tech Performance Socks for Wherever Life Takes You

    There are running socks, basketball socks, golf socks, tennis socks, compressions socks, all types of sports socks, but why not a sock that actually supports your feet all day whether or not you have a sports competition you’re headed to?

    As a sock brand dedicated to building functional & stylish socks for wherever life takes you, Sheec has upped the sock game once again by incorporating socks’ innovation with high-tech design to design the ultimate socks, truly designed for everyday wear.

    When it comes to socks, Sheec is dedicated to designing the most functional socks that support your lifestyle. Sheec has  been studying, researching, and testing socks for more than 11 years, and for 11 years they have successfully designed socks that are game changers making life more comfortable in ways that customers did not think were possible.

    Through their journey of becoming no-show socks experts, their customers have asked them time and time again to apply the expertise they have to design dress socks or performance socks. But Sheec knew that we wouldn’t launch a dress sock or a performance sock unless they knew they were doing it better than the rest and filling a gap in the sock industry.

    As Sheec designed no-show socks, Sheec keenly followed the shoe industry to make sure that they were designing socks that people needed. And then it happened: the crossover between dress shoes and casual shoes! And with the rave of dress sneakers, Sheec knew that customers would soon also want and need functional performance socks that they could wear all day. Why should supportive sock features only be present for those who do sports? Why should supportive socks only be worn for a few hours of the day? And so Sheec set out on a mission to design the most comfortable supportive everyday sock out there, that you could actually wear every day.

    If you ever needed a sock that hugged in all the right places, gave you the amount of compression that could be worn all day, had support without the bulk, and still looked stylish in your shoes, Sheec has done it again.

    • BREATHABLE Aqua-X Fiber
      Keep Your Feet Cool
    • MOISTURE-WICKING AeroDri Fiber
      Keep Your Feet Dry
    • Specially Designed Knit for NATURAL GRIP Sole
      Polypropylene yarn + AeroDri fiber sole offers maximum durability

    Active moments can lead to friction and pressure points on your feet. ComFits introduce intelligently positioned cushion zones that make a world of difference. Customized left and right cushions provide vital protection for the joint at the base of your big toe, while the top cushion offers reliable safeguarding during every foot flex. Additionally, gentle cushions strategically positioned on the balls of your feet and heels deliver shock absorption without excess bulk. Experience enhanced stability like never before, thanks to the comprehensive arch support featured in ComFits. Beyond just underfoot support, these socks boast a specialized arch support zone for the upper part of your foot—a crucial pressure point impacting your knee, hip, leg, and lower back. The result is unwavering stability and alignment throughout your activities.
    Comprising 26 bones, 33 joints, and a network of over 100 muscles, ligaments, and tendons, your feet exhibit remarkable complexity. Beyond their role as the body’s foundation,  they profoundly influence support, balance, posture, and overall well-being. Persistent foot issues can lead to discomfort in the knees, hips, and lower back. You should dress sneaker socks with performance tech. Sheec is a blend of style and comfort amplified by Performance Tech.
    While shoes have evolved, remember that socks are your first defense for unmatched comfort.

  • Fashion,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  San Diego,  Travel

    K’Lani – The cutest hair ties that double as bracelets!

    Have you ever gone to the beach and realized you didn’t have a way to pull your hair up? If you wear K’Lani, this will never happen to you. K’Lani hair tie bracelets are the perfect accessory for your wrist AND your hair. Always there when you need to pull your hair back!

    No time to curl or straighten your hair; no worries with K’Lani’s functional and stylish hair tie bracelets. Wear your natural in a half-up half-down style or ponytail, and when you’re done slip them onto your wrist as they transform into a set of bracelets. K’Lani is sold in over 100 retail stores nationwide and has a thriving social media presence. With 10+ collections to choose from, there really is a set for every style! K’lani’s founders love to give back to the community and have donated proceeds and products to local charities.

    My choice – Wonder – Hair Tie Bracelet

    • HAIR TIE BRACELETS: Cute enough for your wrist, strong enough for your hair.
    • FASHIONABLE: Mix and match to fit your mood or style, whether its a walk on the beach or a run for a mile.
    • FUNCTIONAL: K’lani hair tie bracelets are with you through thick and thin, it doesn’t matter where your hair goes or where it has been. Oily, Normal or even extra dry, you deserve to give K’lani Hair Tie Bracelets a try.
    • VERSATILE: Great for all ages. K’lani Hair Tie Bracelets go well with any age. Whether you’re a grandma or a tween, or somewhere in between, you’re never too old or never too young, to make an impression on those you’re among.