• Art,  Asian,  Gift Guide,  San Diego,  Vancouver,  WorldWide

    Buddha Board is the perfect way to shift from busy to still.

    Dip your paintbrush in the water and let your worries go on the reusable canvas with endless creative possibilities. Between virtual meetings and screen time, it’s easy to feel disconnected and distant. Remember to practice self-care by taking a few moments for your mind today.

    Clearing your mind is just as important if not more so than cleaning your environment! Buddha Board is here to help clear your mind with low dopamine bliss.

    Spring Clean Your Mind with This Zen-like Experience

    Has dreary winter weather, cold season illnesses, or work stress cluttered up your headspace? Learn to release the negativity and give your thoughts a spring cleaning with the help of the Buddha Board! This easy-to-use mindfulness tool is simple, screen-free, and soothing as you embark on a journey to find your inner zen.  Empty your mind by putting brush to board and painting away what’s eating up your attention and energy. Then let go of those thoughts and let them disappear alongside your evaporating brush strokes.

    Buddha Board Highlights:

    • Designed with a sleek, modern aesthetic
    • Reusable
    • Quick to set up
    • Enso and Mini fold closed for streamlined carrying
    • “Painting” with water is truly MESS FREE
    • No ink, paint, or chemicals
    • Encourages mindfulness
    • Doesn’t add to your digital footprint
    • Taps into your creative side
    • Fun for all ages
    • Helps kids explore the creative process judgment free
    • Perfect for relieving stress at home, in the office, or when traveling

    When it’s time to get your house in order, Buddha Board is here to help. To learn more visit www.buddhaboard.com

  • Art,  Asian,  Gift Guide,  San Diego,  Vancouver,  WorldWide

    Taking your Buddha Board outdoors to ground yourself with nature + creativity

    Aligning your energy with nature is one of the best ways to let go; being in nature allows us to show up as our most authentic selves. Find a spot to enjoy a Buddha Board session while grounding yourself simultaneously. With your feet in the earth, where will your imagination guide you?

    Sit down, take a deep breath, and paint anything that comes to mind. When you’re done, watch it slowly fade away to reveal a new blank canvas. Repeat as needed for ultimate relaxation.

    Original Buddha Board

    Paint on the surface with water and watch your creation come to life.  As the water slowly evaporates your art will magically disappear… leaving you with a clean slate and a clear mind.

    • Buddha Board “canvas” (12″ high x 9″ wide x 1/4″ thick)
    • Sturdy waterproof stand, complete with a roomy reservoir for water & separate grooves for holding both the board & brush
    • Premium bamboo paintbrush with thick, ultra-soft bristles


    ENSO INFINITE ART gently encourages you to value the here-and-now. Simply paint on the surface with water and your creation will come to life in bold design. Then, as the water slowly evaporates, your art will magically disappear allowing you to create a whole new masterpiece.

    Enso (en-so) comes from Japanese word ‘circle’ and is a simple, single brush-stroke that represents infinity and the flow of life. It is an artistic ‘expression of the moment’.

    Enso is environmentally friendly as it only uses water – no ink, no paint, no chemicals – and it will last for years with proper care.

    • Enso (10″ high x 10″ wide x 1″ thick)
    • Portable Enso that folds into its own small easel stand
    • Premium refillable handle with thick, ultra-soft bristles

    Mini Buddha Board (Black)

    The Mini Buddha Board is an elegantly packaged, 5-inch square portable Buddha Board that folds into its own small easel stand. It has a little trough for water if desired, and comes with a small paint brush. Enjoy!

    • Mini Buddha Board (5″ high x 5″ wide x 0.5″ thick)
    • Portable Mini Buddha Board that folds into its own small easel stand
    • Premium mini paintbrush with thick, ultra-soft bristles

    Buddha Board is based in Vancouver, BC Canada and was founded in 2000.

    Buddha Board is inspired by the Zen idea of living in the moment.

    Simply ‘paint’ on the surface with water and your creation will come to life in bold design. Then, as the water slowly evaporates, your art will magically disappear leaving you with a clean slate and a clear mind, ready to create a whole new masterpiece. Buddha Board is environmentally friendly as it only uses water – no ink, no paint, no chemicals – and it will last for years with proper care.

    Master the art of letting go, live for the moment and enjoy!

  • Art,  Fashion,  Los Angeles,  Miami,  New York,  San Diego,  Toronto,  Vancouver,  WorldWide

    Have fun with your daily looks by grabbing a outfit from Fresh Hoods

    Normal is boring. Explore the depths of your inner style. For a fun upgrade on your casual look, let Fresh Hoods help you to become a star on the streets.

    If you love it, mark your own rules. Go wild in look and comfy in style. Fresh Hoods team is a group of creators with a hip-hop, rhythm ‘n blues passion for street art. Their graffiti style, with its freedom of expression and easy-going honesty, was born out of the 90’s when bricks and mortar were the canvas du jour. At the start of the new millenium, when the walls were being washed and the support beams deconstructed on the street art movement, the Fresh Hoods team came together to stage a revival through a new medium and give a voice of self-expression back to the masses.

    Today, Fresh Hoods work together to provide a new canvas for this movement that rejects bulk batches. They demand responsibility and sustainability in a world that wrongly says waste is okay. At Fresh Hoods, there is No Waste, Made to Order mindset makes the ideal real. You order it, Fresh Hoods make it! At Fresh Hoods, art is responsible, so everybody wins.

    At Fresh Hoods they offer next level designs for streetwear that go beyond just comfort. They have taken the ordinary and turned it into an opportunity for honesty and reality-checks. There’s a Fresh Hoods hoodie to fit every mood and every occasion.

    Vintage Flowers Kimono

    Add some serious floral flair to your looks with the Vintage Flowers Kimono, featuring an open front design, crafted from 100% premium polyester. Fresh Hoods talented team of designers created this plain black color minimalist design with a vintage floral side.

    French Bull-King Women Hoodie By Britto™

    Hit the streets in extravagant style with the French Bull-King Women Hoodie, featuring a custom made design, crafted from premium polyester. The fancy bulldog graphic with a crown was created by Fresh Hoods team of resident artists in a collaboration with the talented graphic artist, Romero Britto.

    Abstract Bomber Jacket

    Add a look to your wardrobe that is truly dreamy with the Abstract Bomber Jacket, handcrafted for fully aligned edge-to-edge graphics. Fresh Hood team of talented graphic artists designed this allover high-definition print of colorful smoke clouds.

    Sketch Waves Shorts
    Show off your inner daredevil wearing the Sketch Waves Shortsfeaturing a clean-cut, and a ton of hand-drawn style graphics throughout. A back pocket and a drawstring waistband complete the design of these lightweight shorts.
    Hand Embroidered Cuffed Beanie
    Bring some life or at least afterlife into your daily looks with the Hand Embroidered Cuffed Beanie. This radical beanie comes in a ribbed-knit construction, while a small embroidered detail of a zombie’s hand adds a little bit of interest to your look.

    At Fresh Hoods, their mission is to give everyone a voice and an opportunity to use their talents to express themselves in a positive way that makes the earth a better place.


    Over the past decade, graffiti and street art have undergone a decline. To Fresh Hoods, this is unfortunate because, as a medium for self-expression, street art is an important outlet, but graffiti and street art are also illegal and they’re a form of vandalism! So Fresh Hoods have created a new medium of Wearable Art as an alternative for self-expression that’s open to everyone.


    In the tradition of the great Street Artists, say what you need to say and broadcast it out loud. Take it to the streets, take it to work, or wear it at home. Instead of painting the wall, wear your vision!

  • Beauty,  Health,  Los Angeles,  San Diego,  Vancouver,  WorldWide

    Got Maskne? Breathe In, We Have Something To Help You!

    Just in case you needed more to worry about, mask-related acne is also breaking out nationwide. Acne is a common skin condition where the combination of dead skin cell and excess sebum clog the pores and cause pimples, papules and black heads. Inflammation and scarring can also be present. Acne scars are often difficult to manage, but today there are solutions both at home and in the clinic to get rid of these unsightly scars. We can also control, prevent and clear with Nelly De Vuyst® Skin Care.

    The Nelly De Vuyst® BioAcne line is the 1st professional anti-acne collection that is certified organic and approved by the FDA and Health Canada. Formulated without any aggressive agents, these anti-recurrence formulas will help durably control and prevent visible symptoms of acne such as papules, pustules, excess sebum, blackheads and acne scars.

    4 Steps to help with your acne:

    1. The BioAcne Foaming Cleanser
    2. Just a few dabs of the BioAcne Toner
    3. Seal in the acne routine with the BioAcne Serum
    4. Lock in your moisture with the BioAcne gel.

    Micellar Foam BioAcne

    Whether you’re heading to the gym or you’re on the go, the new BioAcne Micellar Foam is the ideal solution for you. It is a 2 in 1 and does not require rinsing!

    Ultra-light, sulfate-free cleansing foam ideal for the daily hygiene of oily, acne-prone skin. Helps to effectively remove excess oil and impurities from the skin without drying it out.

    pH Toner BioAcne

    Alcohol-free toner ideal for acne prone skin. Its balancing and antiseptic ingredients help to restore the physiological pH of the skin and maintain the integrity of the beneficial microbial flora. Helps prevent the formation of acne pimples.

    The Nelly De Vuyst® pH Toner BioAcne is suitable for oily skin as well as for acne prone skin with comedones, papules and pustules.

    Serum BioAcne

    Targeted treatment ideal for localized imperfections of acne prone skin, such as papules and pustules. Contains a synergy of anti-seborrheic and keratolytic ingredients that help dry out pimples while accelerating their healing. A practical and efficient skin care product to carry everywhere with you for achieving flawless skin.

    The Nelly De Vuyst® Serum BioAcne is suitable for oily, acne skin with comedones, papules and pustules.  Also suitable for skin prone to imperfections.

    Purifying Gel BioAcne

    Daily moisturizing skin care specific for acne prone skin. Ultra-light, non-greasy formula developed from a trio of anti-seborrheic, comedolytic and anti-inflammatory ingredients. In only 30 days, the visible signs of acne such as blackheads, pimples and oily skin are visibly reduced. Day after day, the complexion appears fresher, brighter, and gleaming with purity.

    Due to the keratolytic ingredients, the Purifying Gel BioAcne is the ideal daily moisturizer for acne prone skin! It will help refine the skin’s texture and regulate sebum production. ⁣

    ABOUT Nelly De Vuyst®:

    Nelly De Vuyst® is a premium skin care brand with a longstanding reputation as one of the most effective, anti-aging and corrective skin care lines on the market that is compatible with all medical aesthetic practices.

    Dedicated to the Health and Beauty of the skin, Nelly De Vuyst® products are exclusively offered through spas and medical spas. The Nelly De Vuyst® products are manufactured in Canada and continue to be held to the highest and most rigorous European standards. The Nelly De Vuyst® laboratory is GMP certified (Good Manufacturing Practices) and does not conduct any animal testing. Learn more about certifications.


  • Beauty,  Los Angeles,  San Diego,  Toronto,  Vancouver,  WorldWide


    August is officially here and this is the hottest month in a year – a lot of heat, a lot of sweat. What should we do to keep our skin clean? One of the best solutions is to use refining mask to clean the pore, keep the skin fresh.

    Juice Beauty’s new Bamboo Pore Refining Mask is designed to help refine pores and detox the skin. This luscious aromatic mask provides a deep clean utilizing activated bamboo charcoal made from renewable and sustainable bamboo plants, as well as unique clay ingredients. The newest addition to the award winning Blemish Clearing Skincare Collection is formulated with a unique blend of AHA’s and PHA’s (Alpha and Polyhydroxy Acids) to help unclog pores by purifying deep-dwelling impurities and daily pollutants, leaving skin softer, smoother and more even toned. Designed for all skin types and especially recommended for oil, combination, and blemish-prone skin.

    Bamboo Pore Refining Mask

    $36 USD / $48 CAD Size: 2.0 fl. oz. / 60 mL

    Benefits & Ingredients:

    • The absorbent properties of Activated Bamboo Charcoal combined with Bentonite and Kaolin Clay help draw out excess oil, impurities and daily pollutants from deep within pores resulting in a healthier, clearer-looking complexion.

    • Rich phenols, flavonoids and lignans provide rich nutrients and antioxidants.

    • Organic Aloe helps calm and hydrate skin.

    • A unique blend of alpha and polyhydroxy acids (AHAs & PHAs) such as Malic Acid (from organic apples), Citric Acid (from organic lemons), along with Lactic and Phytic Acids exfoliate to reveal smoother-looking and softer-feeling skin.

    • Dual-action Aspen Bark acts as an antimicrobial and leaves the skin feeling clean, smooth and


    • Salicylic Acid helps clear clogged pores and gently exfoliates to clarify skin.

    “Treating oily or blemish-prone skin can sometimes be very harsh on the skin. At Juice Beauty, we formulate all our Blemish Clearing products with antioxidant-rich organic ingredients to hydrate while clearing the skin. This new mask does just that – it provides a wonderful detox without stripping the skin – a win win!”

    -Karen Behnke, Founder, Juice Beauty

    About Juice Beauty:

    JUICE BEAUTY IS THE ORGANIC SOLUTION. The ‘OG’-Original Green antioxidant-rich skincare & plant-based makeup.

    • Cleaning up Beauty since 2005.
    • Vegan. Cruelty Free. Sustainable.
    • Certified Organic Ingredients. Wellness. Farm to Beauty.
    • Clinically validated formulas. Authentically organic ingredients.
    • Every Organic Drop Feeds Your Skin.

    Karen Behnke, a serial wellness entrepreneur who built one of the first corporate wellness companies in the country, became passionate about the safety and efficacy of personal care products upon becoming pregnant with her first child at the age of 40. Karen set out to find healthy skincare solutions that delivered visible results. She quickly discovered the majority of leading personal care products on the market contained many chemical ingredients that were potentially harmful to the body some of which had been banned from our food. Knowing that skin absorbs up to 60% of what is placed on it, she wanted to create meaningful change through advanced beauty solutions that worked better, and were better for you, than conventional products. Juice Beauty harnesses the best of certified organic ingredients to deliver clinically validated skincare and vibrant plant-pigment makeup.

    Today, Juice Beauty, headquartered in a beautiful sustainable building in Northern California with a stunning farm in Sonoma County, offers antioxidant-rich and amazingly effective skincare and makeup formulas that meet the rigorous organic product regulations in the United States.

    Juice Beauty is available for purchase at juicebeauty.com, ULTA Beauty, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Blue Mercury, Dillard’s, Credo, and goop.com. In Canada, available at Sephora.

  • Beauty,  Gift Guide,  San Diego,  Toronto,  Vancouver,  WorldWide

    Premier Below-the-Waist Hygiene Brand Asks Canadians an All-Important Question on a Totally Taboo Topic: Have You Embraced the ‘Scape?

    MANSCAPED, the first and only brand dedicated to men’s below-the-waist grooming, is venturing… above-the-belt. The leading and fastest growing male hygiene company is bursting at the drawstrings, having officially announced its hotlyawaited arrival in Canada. This milestone launch answers the strong Canadian demand the brand has received across multiple platforms for MANSCAPED‘s sought-after products.

    “We’re beyond excited to pioneer the men’s below-the-waist grooming movement in Canada, catapulting off a successful groundswell in the U.S. and, most recently, Australia,” said Stephanie Hinze, Director of Global Operations at MANSCAPED, who hails from U.S.’s neighbor to the north. “Canadians across provinces and territories are embracing the global trend toward more progressive male grooming. Now, they will finally have access to the right tools for the job.”

    MANSCAPED has developed a full line of top-tier products that have quickly become a staple and part of the daily grooming regimen of more than 1,000,000 consumers in the U.S. – and counting. The intelligently designed product range includes precision-engineered tools, unique formulations and innovative accessories that ensure a simple, effective and hygienic manscaping routine.

    With a reported 85% of women who prefer men who groom their goods, MANSCAPED is sure to be warmly welcomed by Canadian ladies and gents alike. “We believe our notion of Refining the Gentleman aligns with the multi-faceted culture in Canada and will spearhead a new era for the country’s modern consumer, across all genders and walks of life,” added Hinze.

    “The MANSCAPED Movement is more than providing the proper tools for the job; we’re on a mission to empower men and end the stigma that comes with tending to one’s nether regions,” said Paul Tran, Founder and CEO of MANSCAPED. “Together with our amazing partners at the Testicular Cancer Society, we are opening up the conversation, answering questions and clearing up any misunderstandings about the subject – and in our signature light-hearted and humorous way that Canadians have been very receptive to already!”

    Dedicated to cultivating relationships directly with their customers, MANSCAPED offers a one-stop-shop online at ca.manscaped.com. Here, manscapers can purchase a range of packages and hygiene plans, get limitedtime offers, and even learn some trimming tips and tricks on the highly educational and entertaining blog, The Man Cave. In addition, Canadians can find MANSCAPED products on Amazon.ca, with Prime and pickup options available. Major retail updates throughout Canada are to follow, after a successful national rollout in Target stores in the U.S. last fall.

    About MANSCAPED:

    Founded in 2017, San Diego, California-based MANSCAPED is the only brand dedicated to men’s grooming and hygiene below-the-waist. The product range includes top-of-the-line precision-engineered tools, unique formulations and accessories to ensure a simple and effective manscaping routine. With direct-to-consumer shipping in the U.S., Australia and Canada, as well as in-store options across the U.S., MANSCAPED is a one-stop shopping destination for men looking for a brand that is focused on the needs of what has, for too long, been a sensitive and often taboo subject. For more information, visit MANSCAPED.com or follow on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube.