• 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.

  • Eco,  New York,  San Diego

    Let’s show mother nature the love every day, in every way – Boxed Water Is Better

    We are all looking forward to a brighter future for the planet. Take a stand against plastic pollution by joining me to drink Boxed Water to encourage and create a Better Planet. Live your best life while reducing your impact on the environment.

    69 billion plastic bottles are made every year and only 10% are recycled. The solution? Choose renewable materials and refill. It’s not enough anymore to say you’re recyclable. At Boxed Water, they look at our global impact through their entire product lifecycle and, most importantly, how their plant-based cartons stack up compared to aluminum cans and plastic bottles.

    FEATURES
    • Made of 92% renewable materials
    • 100% pure, refreshing water with none of the stuff you don’t need
    • 100% recyclable boxes with no BPAs to keep your water clean
    • 36% lower carbon footprint compared to traditional plastic bottles
    • Boxes shipped flat to the filler to reduce the emissions associated with shipping plastic bottles

    Boxed Water product can be recycled just like any other househould product: your milk carton, juice box, or chicken stock. Recycling centers are enhancing their sorting systems every day!

  • 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.

     

  • Black History Month,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Vacation time? Make your vacation unforgettable with a bottle of Loft & Bear Vodka

    Warmer temps are on the horizon…whether you prefer something fruity, refreshing or classic, Loft & Bear Vodka is the perfect ingredient for a cocktail to kick off the warm days!

    A minority-owned and operated company, Loft & Bear is handcrafted in the heart of South Central, Los Angeles and acclaimed as the “whiskey-drinker’s vodka” by Los Angeles Magazine for its smoothness and rich aroma. The soft mouth-feel and subtle vanilla notes characterized by the soft winter wheat grains are the reason Loft & Bear was named one of six spirits from Southern California for summer sipping by the Los Angeles Times.

    The spirits Loft & Bear produces and how it evolves in the beverage alcohol space will continue to be a reflection of their customer’s needs and their drive to innovate. Loft & Bear has a unique opportunity to fill a cultural void; to become the voice of a generation who’s shaping our future; getting more out of life, getting more out of yourself, getting more out of Loft & Bear spirit(s).

    Production 4x distilled
    exclusively in Downtown Los Angeles

    GRAIN
    Soft Organic Winter Wheat; planted in the fall and harvested mid-summer, low protein, more complex carbs – great for biscuits, cakes, cookies, pastries, pie crusts… and VODKA of course!

    H2O
    100% pure California mountain spring water. Slightly Alkaline. Cocktail Flavors: citrus-based & spirit-forward

    NOSE
    Full. Sweet vanilla bean & notes of floral.

    PALATE
    Mild. Buttery, smooth, understated mellow wheat notes. Soft with a pleasant herbal flavor.

    FINISH
    Medium. Elegant vanilla creaminess with a whisper of anise.

    Origins of Loft & Bear

    Loft & Bear is the brainchild of Paul Ryan Elliott, an east coast native and one of few black-owned distillery owners in the country.  A graduate of University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Paul Ryan Elliott learned the art of distilling when his family’s construction company fell on hard times. While unemployed and living in Silver Spring, MD [where he’s from], Paul found himself with the decision to go back to school or continue with his distilling hobby. He put his business school hopes aside and invested a few years into diligent business planning. Set out with a strong desire to diversify and innovate within the beverage space, and after having lived in a hostel prior to opening his distillery [just the second distillery in LA since prohibition], it was during the summer of 2014, in a loft in downtown LA, loft & bear artisanal vodka was born, hence the name, loft & bear.
    Paul continues to work toward fulfilling long-term sustainable success and is encouraged by the opportunity to bring inclusivity and diversity of thought to the beverage alcohol industry. Loft & Bear’s commitment to social awareness is seen in its Distill.Drink.Donate program in which 5% of Loft & Bear profits are donated to PATH, a charity aimed at ending homelessness and providing support for distressed families, veterans affairs, and human services throughout Southern California.
  • Beauty,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego

    Looking for suncare products that are safer for you and the environment?

    Get the light coverage you need while protecting your skin from the sun. Everyone is looking for that suncare product that doesn’t actually feel, smell or look like sunscreen! Now you don’t have to sacrifice to stay protected year round. Once you try MyCHELLE Sun Shield Liquid, I believe you will absolutely LOVE it. Buildable, matte and provides just the right amount of tint. Perfect for light coverage or as a primer under your foundation.

    • Sheer tinted, oil-free formula with 100% mineral broad-spectrum protection. Blends weightlessly and seamlessly giving skin a fresh, healthy glow with a smooth, matte finish.
    • DOES NOT CONTAIN: Retinyl Palmitate or chemical UV absorbers including Octinoxate, Octisalate, Oxybenzone or PABA.
    • MADE WITHOUT PARABENS, PETROLEUM, PHTHALATES, SILICONES, SULFATES, UREAS, ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES, ARTIFICIAL COLORS.

    Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad-spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: (a) Limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (b) Wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses. (c) Children under 6 months: Ask a doctor.

    I know you might be worried about the suncare you are using this summer, make sure you are protecting everything that relies on the ocean for life by choosing reef-safe suncareMyCHELLE Sun Shield Liquid is a shade for every body and every skin tone. From Non-Tinted to Dark, they have a Sun Shield Liquid Shade that is right for you! MyCHELLE Sun Shield Liquid is a fan favorite. Not a cosmetic makeup but a light tint that blends weightlessly and seamlessly into your skin, giving skin a fresh, healthy glow with a smooth, matte finish.

    REEF SAFE SUNCARE

    MyCHELLE Sunscreen: Gentle Enough to Protect the Planet, Powerful Enough to Protect Your Skin. Beautiful, healthy skin should never come at the expense of the environment.  MyCHELLE is doing their part to help save and restore the planet’s reefs by partnering with the Coral Restoration Foundation, the world’s largest non-profit marine-conservation organization.

  • 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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