• Fashion,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Which power word speaks to you? Mine is Fearless!

    Life gets scary, especially for risk takers and those willing to put themselves on the line for what they love. This girl has felt fear and she’s never let it hold her back. She is determined, steady, and ready to grow through what comes her way.

    B Fearless is the missing link in The Power to B collection when nothing else seems to fit.

    If she’s not quite sure what she needs, but she knows she’s on the brink of something great, B Fearless is the power word for her. Fear tends to be the thing holding us back from the next big step or a chance to better ourselves. It holds all of the other power words within it, and prepares her to move forward as her best self. Even if you fail, get back up and keep going. Shift your mindset to think of the times you’ve stumbled as learning experiences, not failures. Like a maze in the dark, sometimes you’ll miss. Stay calm and focus, you must B fearless.

    The Power to B is so much more than a piece of jewelry. It’s a reminder practice that began after finding strength in positive affirmations during a very challenging time in our lives. Together, the founder sisters Raeann and Chrissy faced 6 years of fertility struggles. During this time, they were on an emotional rollercoaster. There were days they felt ashamed, fearful, weak & hopeless…

    Raeann and Chrissy never dreamed that the darkest days would lead to the brightest days ahead. They knew that this practice and jewelry could help so many more women. So, they listened to hundreds of women’s challenges and found the words that inspired them most. Raeann and Chrissy turned the most popular words into the core collection of Power Word Bracelets; STRONG, FIERCE, FEARLESS, LIMITLESS & BADASS. There were women facing challenges in school, relationships, cancer, financial debt, divorce, fertility, becoming new moms, grieving loss and so much more, all finding strength in wearing their Power Word.

    Words are Powerful. Please believe with great challenge, comes strength. Whatever you’re going through, The Power to B GOT YOU. Positive energy & POWER WORD Jewelry! Created by sisters and designers Christina Baribault Ortiz and Raeann Baribault Schwartz in 2019, The Power to B fine jewelry collection aims to bring women together in joyful empowerment. The stunning 14k gold- or gold-plated phrase bracelets, necklaces and rings remind women to B Strong, B Fierce, B Badass, B Limitless or B Fearless. The Power to B is about being fearless enough to speak your dreams into the world and being strong enough to turn them into reality. Learn more at thepowertob.com.

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

    Deep in Ocean Love, A Beautiful Charm Tells My Story

    I grew up in a seaside city in east coast of China, and now I am living in San Diego, a seaside city in west coast of United States. I love ocean, that is where my memories started and is also where my life continues. I love everything related with ocean, such as a cute dress with whales patterns, or a jewelry with beach elements.

    I found this cute charm from Helen Ficalora Jewelry, which captured my eyes immediately. It is beautiful, charming and perfect to represent me, a girl who comes from ocean and lives by the ocean.

    If you love long walks on the beach or just want to memorialize your favorite coastal vacation, Helen Ficalora’s 14k gold sand dollar charm may be the perfect gift for you! Available in delicate rose, yellow, or white gold, this sand doll…
     

    Helen Ficalora’s Pendant Jewelry collection includes a wide variety of unique charm pendants. Discover handpicked styles made to help you build the perfect pendant necklace. Whether you’re looking for sterling silver or 14K gold pendant jewelry, you’ll be able to quickly shop by metal to find the best piece to round out your current jewelry collection. Choose between beautiful styles for everyday wear or find gorgeous fine jewelry pendants for special occasions. Plus, with diamond styles available across a wide variety of pendant styles and sizes, you can quickly upgrade your favorite classic pieces in no time! Check out Helen Ficalora’s birthstone, zodiac and letter pendants for a personalized spin on fine jewelry.

     

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

    Invisible, effective, long lasting protection over your skin not on your skin.​​​​​​​​

    We’ve waited a long time to start traveling again, it’s time to level up! This summer, no more choosing between your favorite fragrance and the harsh odor of toxic bug spray. Bring Pang Wangle luxurious Essential Wrap, with built in odorless Insect Shield®, anywhere that you need mosquito protection.
    Pang Wangle is reinventing outdoor leisurewear by adding bug repellent technology into a timeless catalog of dreamy, recycled cotton/Tencel-blended apparel that provides protection from insects in the prettiest way possible. Travel-friendly clothing and accessories include the new Essential Wrap with Insect Shield® Bug Repellent, scarves, bandanas, blankets and leggings. Insect Shield® repels mosquitoes, ticks, flies, fleas, chiggers, ants and midges.
    Your outdoor time is precious. Defend it from flying, crawling and biting pests. Wrap yourself in a sanctuary of soft texture with Pang Wangle extra stylish Essential Wrap. Sustainably made of recycled cotton and high-performance TENCEL®, derived from renewable eucalyptus trees. Pair it with Pang Wangle bug repellent organic cotton leggings for a beautiful day in the wild.​​​​​​​​

    The Essential Wrap is large – 6 feet long – and drapes easily across the shoulders, around the waist as a sarong, or covering your head and neck. Dressed up or down, it’s the perfect accessory for your next tropical vacation, outdoor wedding, picnic, yoga retreat, glamping getaway – anywhere the bugs will bug you.

    Insect Shield® repels mosquitoes, ticks, flies, fleas, chiggers, ants and midges (no-see-ums), with only a small amount of long-lasting active ingredient.

    Sustainably made of recycled cotton and high-performance TENCEL®, derived from renewable eucalyptus trees. This dreamy fabric is moisture wicking and breathable, hypoallergenic and biodegradable.

      • 72″ long x 29″ wide
      • Made in the USA
      • Odorless + Safe Insect Shield® lasts 70+ Washes
      • 55% Recycled Cotton / 45% TENCEL®

    It is the best-seller, the Essential Wrap won a QVC Big Find product search competition last summer.

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

    EXCLUSIVE “THE POWER TO B” DESIGN PERFECT GIFT FOR MOTHER’S DAY

    One in eight couples in the U.S. struggles with some form of infertility. The biggest roadblock for most of them to begin fertility treatments is money. To ease that financial burden, the founders of The Power to B inspirational, fine-jewelry collection have designed a custom bracelet to benefit The Hope for Fertility Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bridging the gap between infertility and fertility. Specifically, the charity will receive 20% of the proceeds from every purchase of the limited-edition Hope for Fertility bracelet during National Infertility Awareness Month in April and through the end of May to capitalize on Mother’s Day gift giving.

    “As women who overcame our own fertility issues to become mothers, it is our privilege to remove one of the barriers for other couples who dream of starting a family,” said Christina Baribault Ortiz, who created The Power to B bracelets featuring powerful phrases with her sister Raeann Baribault Schwartz. “This collaboration beautifully combines our passion for fashion with our commitment to philanthropy.”

    Christina explains The Power to B bracelets encourage everyone to B Strong, B Fierce, B Badass, B Limitless or B Fearless by linking the cursive phrases with a colorful cord or chain. The commemorative Hope of Fertility bracelet will be blue and gold, the signature colors of the organization to represent both tranquility and power. The bracelet, which retails for $68, will be officially unveiled at the Pre-Oscar Gifting Party in Hollywood on March 25th and 26th and available to the public starting April 1, 2022 on The Power to B website.

    “We are honored to be the beneficiary of this Power to B initiative,” said Angela Williams, president of The Hope for Fertility Foundation. “On average, one round of IVF costs $12,000 to $15,000, and most insurance companies do not cover treatment. All the members of the Hope for Fertility board understand firsthand how infertility can result in large amounts of debt, depression, and despair. Because of this, we want to offer help to as many couples as possible.”

    In 2016, Chase and Tedi Palmer started the nonprofit organization with a mission to raise infertility awareness, provide financial support for couples, and most importantly, bring hope back into the lives of couples who feel that there is none.

    Tedi shares that the foundation’s name is based on two key words: “hope”, because having a family is a very real possibility and that couples aren’t alone in the process and second, “fertility”, to focus on the positive, not dwell on IN-fertility, since that word is associated with heartache, struggle, and longing.

    “We selected The Hope for Fertility Foundation for our first charitable partnership because both of our organizations are based on the power of a positive mantra versus a negative one,” adds Raeann, the strategic powerhouse that brought The Power to B brand to life. “We want words to be empowering instead of harmful.”

    Christina is now the mother of two (Scarlet & Kash, 9 and 7 years old) and Raeann is mom to three (Eva, Zane & Raven, 5, 3, and 1 years old). Each struggled with infertility issues that lasted six years combined before being able to conceive. What got them through the darkest time of their lives was their love for each other, as well as visual messages of positivity that they would place around their homes. This inspired the third-generation jewelers to create stunning bracelets featuring powerful phrases to remind women of all ages that they are not alone.

    Since launching the styles in 2019, the jewelry line has forged a strong sisterhood of thousands of female customers who wear the bracelets, rings, necklaces to bolster their inner strength and resilience.

    The full Power to B collection can be purchased online at www.ThePowertoB.com or in-store at Baribault Jewelers at 81 Rankin Road in Glastonbury, Conn. Additionally, the line is available at both Water Street Jewelers locations at 769 Boston Post Road in Madison, Conn. and 61 Whitfield Street in Guilford, Conn.

    About The Power to B

    Created by sisters and designers Christina Baribault Ortiz and Raeann Baribault Schwartz in 2019, The Power to B fine jewelry collection aims to bring women together in joyful empowerment. The stunning 14k gold- or gold-plated phrase bracelets, necklaces and rings remind women to B Strong, B Fierce, B Badass, B Limitless or B Fearless. The Power to B is about being fearless enough to speak your dreams into the world and being strong enough to turn them into reality. Learn more at thepowertob.com.

    About The Hope for Fertility Foundation

    Founded in 2016, our mission is to provide hope to couples struggling in their journey to create or expand their families, by helping them tell their story, by spreading infertility awareness, and providing financial assistance through grants and fundraisers. We are a 501(c)3 that relies fully on donations for the sole purpose of helping couples with infertility and to make a positive impact in the community. Visit hopeforfertility.org for more information.

    The Power to B fine-jewelry company is donating 20% of the proceeds from every purchase of its limited-edition, inspirational, bracelet to the nonprofit Hope for Fertility Foundation during National Infertility Awareness Month in April and through the end of May to provide financial assistance to couples seeking fertility treatment. The charitable bracelet is custom designed with a yellow gold power word on a blue cord to give hope and strength to the wearer.

  • Fashion,  Los Angeles,  New York

    *NSYNC Expands Merchandise Offering With *NSYNC Lifestyle Collection

    *NSYNC, one of the most iconic bands of all time, is excited to announce their latest collection of high-quality branded merchandise. Launching today, *NSYNC fans can live and breathe nostalgia while wearing pieces from a new limited-edition apparel collection inspired by the band’s tunes.

    In collaboration with merchandise partner, Epic Rights, *NSYNC elevates from traditional music merchandise into a true lifestyle brand with the launch of the *NSYNC Lifestyle Collection, available for a limited time in the band’s official online shop. The pieces are designed to be a tribute to some of the band’s most popular songs with a spin on today’s trends, offering a truly unique capsule. With its vibrant colors and bold graphics, this collection offers an opportunity for fans to express themselves with their perfect match. All the items are developed with high-quality heavy weight cotton comfortable enough to lounge in, chic enough to go out in.
    “This new lifestyle collection feels like an evolution in merch style for us.” said the band. “It’s been fun working together creating a new aesthetic and we are excited to share it! Hope the fans and everyone feel this special line!”
     “Since we started working with the band, they have expressed a deep interest in creating something unique.” said Jesper Poulsen, Epic Rights’ SVP of Artist & Brand Development. “That was our main driver for this capsule, capturing the spirit of the guys, delivering high quality and without stating the obvious. These pieces are going to turn heads.”
    The exclusive capsule is available now at https://nsync.com.
    About Epic Rights
    Epic Rights is a leading artist services company representing some of the biggest brands in the world. Epic Rights provides a broad scope of services, including official artists online shops, tour merchandise, VIP ticketing, official fan communities and retail branding. Epic Rights is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. For more information, visit: www.epicrights.com
  • Fashion,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles

    The Power to B Bracelet is Big Winner at Academy Awards

    The creators of The Power to B bracelets got their big break at the recent Academy Awards after celebrities enthusiastically embraced the inspirational designs at a pre-Oscar event. Based on the popularity of the jewelry collection, The Power to B will now be permanently featured at the exclusive GBK Brand Bar boutique in West Hollywood. Additionally, the sisters who launched the empowering jewelry line after their personal struggles with fertility are donating 20% of sales during April National Infertility Month to the Hope for Fertility Foundation.

    The Power to B stole the show at a pre-Oscar event as top celebrities enthusiastically received the line of inspirational bracelets. Based on the buzz about the new jewelry collection, The Power to B will now be featured at an exclusive gift shop in Hollywood.

    “We certainly feel like we got our big break as our designs were so well received by both men and women,” says Christina Baribault Ortiz, co-founder of The Power to B. “It was an unforgettable opportunity to personally interact with all of the gracious celebrities and to see their excitement about wearing our bracelets.”

    Among Hollywood A-listers like Viola Davis, Anthony Anderson and Jason Ritter, Christina and her sister and partner Raeann Baribault Schwartz particularly bonded with Terrence Terrell, the actor who plays Eli Russell on the CBS series “B Positive”. The pair is hoping to partner with him for some creative product positioning on an upcoming episode.

    The siblings from Connecticut debuted The Power to B at the GBK Brand Bar on March 25 and March 26. The invitation-only gift boutique for celebrities, influencers and VIPs was held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel where many of the Academy Award nominees and attendees stay.

    As a result of the overwhelming response, GBK has selected The Power to B bracelets for a permanent spot at its high-end, bespoke general and gift store located at the Kimpton La Peer Hotel in the heart of West Hollywood. The Power to B joins the carefully curated selection of products described as the perfect place to find a gift for those who have everything.

    “For a first time exhibitor at our show, The Power to B generated a lot of excitement among the top talent walking through our space,” said Gavin Keilly, President of GBK Brand Bar. “We look forward to having the jewelry company back next year.”

    The emotional highlight of the event for both sisters was hearing attendee and actress Ashley Greene’s announcement that she is expecting her first child with husband Paul Khoury. The actress, best known for her role as Alice Cullen in the Twilight movies, shared the happy news on the first day of the gifting bar. “Since The Power to B designs were born out of our six-year combined struggle to conceive, it was so moving to witness her joy in person,”  says The Power to B Co-Founder Raeann Baribault-Schwartz.

    She explains how the pair found the fortitude to overcome many fertility obstacles by displaying visual messages of positivity throughout their homes. This inspired the third-generation jewelers to create stunning wearable words of encouragement to empower women of all ages to tap into their inner strength and courage. The collection emboldens everyone to B Strong, B Fierce, B Badass, B Limitless or B Fearless.

    The bracelet design links cursive phrases with either a colorful bolo cord or a delicate chain held by a lobster claw clasp accented with a black gemstone known for positive energy.

    Prices are $68 for a cord bracelet, $78 for a silver, rose-gold plated or yellow-gold plated bracelet and $98 in a necklace. The Lux collection offers necklaces, rings and bracelets in 14k white or yellow-gold with diamonds starting at $495-695. Several exclusive items that debuted at the Academy Awards event are now available for purchase.

    “Every aspect of participating in this event exceeded our expectations,” adds Christina. “We are thrilled to have our designs catapulted to prominence from coast to coast.”

    Currently, The Power to B collection can be purchased online at www.ThePowertoB.com or in-store at Baribault Jewelers at 81 Rankin Road in Glastonbury, Connecticut. The line is also available at Water Street Jewelers locations at 769 Boston Post Road in Madison, Connecticut and 61 Whitfield Street in Guilford, Connecticut.

    About The Power to B

    Created by sisters and designers Christina Baribault Ortiz and Raeann Baribault Schwartz in 2019, The Power to B fine jewelry collection aims to bring women together in joyful empowerment. The stunning 14k gold- or gold-plated phrase bracelets, necklaces and rings remind women to B Strong, B Fierce, B Badass, B Limitless, B Fearless, or B You. The Power to B is about being fearless enough to speak your dreams into the world and being strong enough to turn them into reality. Learn more at thepowertob.com.