• pet,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    New Puppy Pack and Kitten Kit from Standard Process Offer Key Supplements, Giving Pet Parents an Easy Approach Toward Long-Term Health

    -National Pet Wellness Month is the perfect time to get new pets on a healthy path with whole food-based supplements-

    When introducing a new puppy or kitten into the family, the hope is they will become a long-term cuddly companion. The best way to ensure this is to start them off on a healthy path by maintaining a well-balanced diet. In honor of October being National Pet Wellness Month, Standard Process®, a leading whole food-based nutritional supplement company, is introducing the Puppy Pack and Kitten Kit. The kits offer pet parents an easy way to get their fur babies off on the right paw, by including two products that deliver complex nutrients that might not be adequately consumed through a pet’s typical diet alone.

    “For puppies and kittens, the early days are critical in building a strong nutritional foundation,” said Jody Griffiths, CVT and Veterinary Support Technician at Standard Process. “It’s important pet owners are better equipped to properly support their pets’ nutritional needs so they can spend a long, fulfilling life with them.”

    The Puppy Pack and Kitten Kit are part of the Standard Process Veterinary Formulas™ line, which has been trusted by veterinarians for more than 20 years. Along with a cat nip toy or collapsible water dish, the kits include animal-specific canine and feline versions of the following two Standard Process supplements:

    • Whole Body Support: This offers general multisystem support for daily maintenance of all the body systems, with emphasis on a healthy endocrine system.
    • Immune System Support: This supports optimal function of the immune system and provides nutritional and biochemical support for healthy immune cells and tissues.

    Though a pet’s nutritional needs change based on age, activity level and health status, the products contained in the Puppy Pack and Kitten Kit — along with all Standard Process Veterinary Formulas — are made with human-quality ingredients. Their aim is to provide vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in forms that are as close as possible to the way nature intended so that pets can experience a lifetime of optimal wellness.

    “The Puppy Pack and Kitten Kit are great starting points for achieving long-term health,” continued Griffiths. “And as your puppy or kitten grows into an adult, we have a complete line of pet products standing by to support them throughout their lives.”

    Along with other Standard Process Veterinary Formulas products, the Puppy Pack and Kitten Kit are available for purchase online, or in-person, from partnering veterinarians. Visit standardprocess.com/veterinary-supplements to find a purchasing option that works best for you. And for more information about Standard Process visit standardprocess.com or follow @StandardProcess on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

    About Standard Process Inc.

    Standard Process is a family-owned, third-generation company that has been a leader in making whole food-based supplements since 1929. From the company’s certified organic farm at its Palmyra, Wisconsin headquarters; to the Nutrition Innovation Center in Kannapolis, North Carolina; Standard Process is committed to clinical science that advances health and changes lives through whole food-based nutrition. Using regenerative farming practices and advanced manufacturing technologies designed to protect the vital nutrients found in each ingredient, Standard Process produces more than 300 high-quality supplements in its certified organic manufacturing facility. For more information about Standard Process and to find a health care professional who sells Standard Process products, visit standardprocess.com.

  • 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.

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

    Hemincuff – A NYC-based Vegan and Sustainable Brand Creates effortless, cool sense of style

    If you ask me what is the new trend, I will tell you without hesitation, it is vegan leather. Protecting our mother earth and having a sustainable world is the thing we want to put more efforts in. Fashion brands lead the trends, they influence people and guide people to use more vegan and eco products. At the same time, the designs are so important, so people can still keep their good tastes and not to compromise to purchase the products they don’t like.

    Hemincuff, the 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!

    The Hemincuff Origami portfolio case features an adjustable and removable shoulder strap, with silver hardware and a magnetic front flap closure. Additional interchangeable shoulder strap in white. Handcrafted with recycled vegan material, this bag is made using an origami folding technique that does not utilize any stitching.

    • Dimensions: 16 x 12 x 2 inches / 40.6 x 30.5 x 5 cm
    • Made from recycled vegan material
    • Adjustable and removable shoulder strap
    • Additional interchangeable shoulder strap in white
    • Magnetic front flap closure

    All packaging in this collection is recyclable, recycled and free from petroleum based plastics.

    The material is Recycled PU Leather: Hemincuff gather left over PU Material from artisan workshops in Italy. These scraps are shredded and mixed with recycled rubber and pressed into sheets. This new Material is finished with coating and protection. Composition: PU Leather: 55% Recycled Rubber: 22% Water/ Humidity: 11% Polyester: 12% Other materials Recycled nylon, canvas, microfibres and hardware from artisan workshops in Italy, NY and Mexico.

    Hemincuff creates high quality vegan leather bags and accessories for the 21st century business-minded individual, that exude an effortless, cool sense of style. Their handmade, eye-catching pieces are meticulously crafted with diligence and detail. Their quality is undeniable; whilst the geometric, minimalist lines create a clean, yet hip and expressive style. Hemincuff is committed to empowering a new world order of advantageous professionals that are focused on achieving the unachievable, and looking great while doing it.

  • New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    What do you get when you replace Vodka with Catan Pisco in your Mule? Yup! A Chilean Mule!

    Change is a good thing. Try swapping out your Vodka for Pisco in your traditional Mule and let this new Chilean Mule take the lead. Salud!

    But first, what is Pisco? Pisco is a spirit distilled 100% from grapes. Only two countries can legally make pisco, and the Denominations of Origin (D.O.) are in Chile and Peru. Catan Pisco is made in Chile, which is where our Founder, Catalina, was born.

    Just like Champagne has to be made in the Champagne region of France, Pisco can only be made in specific regions of Chile and Peru for it to be called PISCO. The D.O is only in these two Countries and we hope to continue to educate the world on this amazing spirit and hope you will join us in the pisco movement.

    Pisco is made from grapes, but do not be mistaken: pisco is not wine, and it certainly doesn’t taste like wine. If you have never experienced pisco, a common comparison is: “if Vodka and Tequila had a baby.” Pisco has the versatility of a vodka, yet the upscale aromas and vast complexity of a premium tequila. This is how some of Catan Fans have described tasting pisco for the first time—but to assure you it is neither tequila or vodka—pisco is unique, and Catan pisco is unmistakable.

    Catan pisco guides you through a sensory ride, first with notes of peaches in honey, berries, tangerine and ripe melon, then balanced by the softness of floral aromas like magnolia, orange blossom and rose water, before a silky-smooth and gentle finish.

    Catan Pisco’s versatile and unique flavor profile is what makes their award winning pisco an excellent spirit to enjoy neat, or simply stirred into any of your favorite cocktails.

    Catan Pisco was awarded GOLD at this years San Francisco World Spirits Competition! Nearly 5,000 spirits brands entered and Catan Pisco is over the moon knowing they are taking home a Gold.

    Before the holiday season is coming, I want to introduce their cocktail recipe from one of Catan Pisco’s favorite local-Latina collaborators, Argelia Martinez, owner of Vida Mia Cocktails. This holiday “Monkey Tail” cocktail kits could not have happened without her help and industry expertise. She is a pro at curating thoughtful cocktail experiences with a focus in supporting the LatinX community.

    If you are not familiar with this delicious Chilean traditional cocktail, the “Cola de Mono,” you won’t want to miss out.

    Inspired by her Chilean roots and heritage, founder Catalina Gaete-Bentz launched Catan Pisco in 2018 introducing the U.S. to its very first American pisco brand and became the first woman-owned pisco company in Chilean history. Get ready to make room on your cocktail bar for a wonderful liquor experience. Stop missing out on the unique spirit and tastes from Catan Pisco. Sometimes called the love child of vodka and tequila, Pisco is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. Skip the champagne and crack open a bottle to celebrate life’s moments, big and small. Pisco perfectly blends the versatility of vodka cocktails with the aromas and complexities of upscale tequila.

    In 1974 Women were finally granted the right to apply for their own credit without needing their husbands signatures. Hard to believe this wasn’t that long ago! Celebrating all the Women who had a dream, never gave up and have since turned them into realties. Celebrating all the working moms who never fail in putting their families first and mastering the balance of life. Celebrating all the single ladies who have so much self-love that finding a partner is secondary. There are so many reasons to celebrate for women owned brands, we raise our glasses, filled with Pisco, and toast to YOU.
  • Art,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide


    This Cooler Collaboration Showcases Iconic Artwork From Two of America’s Most Iconic Artists

    Igloo unveiled its Igloo Playmate The Artist Series of coolers featuring iconic artwork from the visionary artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring at early August, a partnership done in collaboration with Artestar, a global licensing agency and creative consultancy representing high-profile artists, photographers, designers and creatives. All four new Playmate coolers are available now at igloocoolers.com/artistseries.

    “We couldn’t be happier to collaborate with Artestar on a Playmate cooler collection inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, two of the greatest artists of the late 20th century,” said Adrienne Berkes, Vice President of Marketing at Igloo. “It’s a high honor to offer art lovers four special Playmates featuring famous art pieces by these American visionaries.”

    Igloo’s new collection features iconic artworks by both Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring across all four panels of the Playmate cooler’s trademarked tent-top lid, including the Jean-Michel Basquiat Untitled (1982) x Igloo Little Playmate, Jean-Michel Basquiat Tuxedo x Igloo Little Playmate, Keith Haring Together x Igloo Little Playmate and Keith Haring Love x Igloo Little Playmate. Each Little Playmate cooler has a 7-quart capacity that can fit up to nine 12-ounce cans.

    The Jean-Michel Basquiat x Igloo Little Playmate coolers and Keith Haring x Igloo Little Playmate coolers licensed by Artestar are available for $49.99 each on igloocoolers.com/artistseries, while supplies last.

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    About Igloo:

    Born from a modest metalworking shop back in 1947, Igloo has been instrumental in redefining how we live, work and play. What began with bringing clean water to the worksite quickly moved into super-functional, best-in-class ice chests. Igloo products made the family outdoor recreation movement of the 20th century possible. Suddenly, taking your kids camping on the weekend became easy and cross-country road trips became a summer vacation staple.

    As the brand approached the next century, Igloo is 1,200 employees strong. They are proud to call—a 1.8-million-square-foot, three-building facility in—Katy, Texas home. With more than 500 products sold at thousands of retailers around the globe, they can confidently call themselves the number one cooler manufacturer in the world.

    And through it all they haven’t lost sight of their original goal—to create products that enable the pursuit of happiness (however you define it). That’s why Igloo still working hard every day to innovate, create and make it easier for you to get out, work hard and play even harder.

    About Jean-Michel Basquiat:

    Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the best known artists of his generation and is widely considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His career in art spanned the late 1970s through the 1980s until his death in 1988, at the age of 27.

    Basquiat works are edgy and raw, and through a bold sense of color and composition, he maintains a fine balance between seemingly contradictory forces such as control and spontaneity, menace and wit, urban imagery and primitivism. The Basquiat brand embodies the values and aspirations of young, international urban culture.

    Basquiat often incorporated words into his paintings. Before his career as a painter began, he produced punk-inspired postcards for sale on the street, and become known for the political–poetical graffiti under the name of SAMO.

    The conjunction of various media is an integral element of Basquiat’s art. His paintings are typically covered with text and codes of all kinds: words, letters, numerals, pictograms, logos, map symbols, diagrams and more, and featured multi-panel paintings and individual canvases with exposed stretcher bars, the surface dense with writing, collage and imagery.

    About Keith Haring:

    Keith Haring (1958-90) was one of the most renowned of the young artists, filmmakers, and performers whose work responded to urban street culture of the 1980s. Inspired by the graffiti artists whose marks covered the city’s subway cars, Haring began to draw in white chalk over the black paper used to cover vacant advertising panels. Not only was Haring able to reach a large and diverse audience with his subway drawings, but, eventually, the subway became, as Haring said, a “laboratory” for working out his ideas. As early as 1980, Haring began exhibiting in galleries and museums around the world, but continued to participate in public projects, including literacy campaigns and anti-AIDS initiatives.

    Before his death, Keith Haring established a foundation in his name to maintain and enhance his legacy of giving to children’s and AIDS organizations. Throughout his career, Haring produced murals, sculptures and paintings to benefit hospitals, underprivileged children’s groups and various community health organizations. The Foundation is also committed to sustaining and expanding public awareness of Keith Haring. By working with museums, galleries, publishers and art education programmers, the Foundation is able to provide information and artwork to the public that might otherwise remain unexplored in archives. Keith Haring died in New York in February 1990 of AIDS, at the age of 31.

    Haring has been the subject of several international retrospectives. His work is in major private and public collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Art Institute of Chicago; the Bass Museum in Miami; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Ludwig Museum, Cologne; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

  • Beauty,  Eco,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Amazonian Skinfood – eco-friendly new skincare brand powered by the wisdom and nourishment of the Amazon Rainforest

    It’s time to embrace your natural skin. In times of so many mandatory aesthetics, invasive procedures, harsh treatments, and toxicity in the Beauty Industry, a new skincare brand enthusiastically embraces skinimalism and slow beauty and encourages you to do the same. This doesn’t mean cutting corners or slacking in effort, but rather cutting out unneeded steps, products, spending, and consumption. By focusing on your most important skin issues (dry skin, acne, hyperpigmentation, crow’s feet, worry lines, etc), you can most effectively confront and treat them.
    Amazonian SkinFood enters the market as a visionary clean skincare brand that uses powerful, exotic ingredients from the Amazon Rainforest to restore the skin’s natural balance and glow. Say no to overly complex routines, unnecessary fillers, waste, and fluff, and yes to cleaner, simpler, and effective formulas powered by the most nutrient-rich and skin-supportive plants on the planet.

    Perfecting the product formulation has been an exercise in patience, but well worth it. Amazonian SkinFood had a long list of requirements to be accomplished before bringing their products to market: it had to be safe enough to be used by a pregnant woman, environmentally friendly, vegan, cruelty-free, use no artificial fragrances, and had to use safe food grade preservatives. And most importantly, the product had to be highly effective.

    “We set out to create a sustainable and natural skincare line to help declutter your routine and achieve optimal skin health with fewer steps. We want to show you how to achieve your best skin using our multifunctional, gentle, and effective formulas that embrace the skin’s natural texture and complexion.” says company co-founder Rose Correa. After almost two years of research and development, Amazonian SkinFood ™ launches with two multifunctional products made for all skin types, including the most sensitive.
    Natural Peptides + Antioxidants (Clearer, Smoother Skin), a daily face cream made with Sacha Inchi, an ancient Incan seed renowned for its health benefits, known to improve the appearance of skin tone, texture, and firmness.
    Plant-Based Retinol + natural Vitamin C for Sensitive Skin (Protect, Hydrate, Glow), a pure oil blend powered by Amazonian Superfruits, including Cacay, rich in natural Vitamin A (Retinol), making it a great Plant-Based retinol alternative for maintaining healthy skin.
    At Amazonian SkinFood, clean beauty means products are 100% safe (no-carcinogens or endocrine-disrupting chemicals), non-toxic for people and the environment. The company uses sustainable packaging and prioritizes ethically sourced vegan ingredients that benefit communities. They opt for natural formulas that use cold-pressed organic oils and butters from nutrient-rich plant extracts. They are free from synthetic ingredients, GMOs, parabens, phthalates, BHT & BHA Preservatives, artificial colors, or synthetic fragrances.
    Their products are not only great for the skin but great for the world. Amazonian Skinfood sources raw ingredients from the Amazon Rainforest with accredited traders based on sustainability credentials, fair trade practices, and socio-environmental activities. These aim to reverse climate change and help combat traditional peoples’ poverty and inequality. Amazonian SkinFood is transparent in its labeling and ingredients and implements eco-conscious practices in every supply chain step, from ingredient sourcing to recyclable packaging.
    “We strongly believe that creating a sustainable rainforest economy based on renewable resources will protect the biodiversity of the forest, reduce poverty and promote the generation of wealth for the people living there,” says company co-founder Shane Lindner.
    Married couple and company co-founders Rose Correa (from Brazil) and Shane Lindner (from Connecticut) met in San Francisco in 2019 while volunteering on a social project. Roses’ sensitivities to harmful and ineffective skincare and her ancestral connection to the Amazon Rainforest are the foundation for what would become Amazonian SkinFood.