• food,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Your Dad Deserves The Best Olive Oil – 100% California Olive Oil from Sciabica

    If you are still searching for a gift for this upcoming Father’s Day, no worries! I know it is literally this Sunday, but here I have a great idea for you. The perfect gift for a dad who wants to be healthier in eating, I will recommend Sciabica’s Olive Oil. The Sciabica Family is proud to say that their olive oils contain no artificial flavorings or additives, they’re all GMO-free, sustainably farmed, and artisan-crafted in small batches, which is why they taste so great! Every single drop is from California Grown Olives and is backed by their “100% You’ll Love it Guarantee”.

    When you want to give a distinctive gift that people will enjoy, again and again, Sciabica’s gift packs are the perfect choice. Featuring their award winning artisan crafted 100% California Extra Virgin olive oils, Fresh-Picked flavored balsamic vinegars, and elegant skin care products, there’s something for everyone – and so many to choose from!

    Actually not only your dad, your in-law family, friends, colleagues, and clients will enjoy these deliciously different gift packs! Whether you’re looking for something small and simple or elegant and extra special, you’ll find the ideal gift at Sciabica’s.

    My choice for dad is “Uncle Tony’s Cocktail” pack, and now available in ‘mini’ size! ‘UNCLE TONY’ is a legend at Sciabica Company. He was actually the founder’s first-cousin, but all of the team members and customers called him “uncle”. At 100 years old, ‘Uncle Tony’ was selling in the Sciabica’s Gift Shop in Modesto pushing his own recipe for a fabulous olive oil & balsamic dressing, dubbed “Uncle Tony’s Cocktail”. Simply mix one Part each of Basil, Garlic, and Jalapeño olive oils with Sciabica’s new Sticky Balsamic for a savory & sweet flavor explosion. Perfect for salad dressing, bread dipping, and meat marinades.

    Often called ‘co-milled’ or ‘fused’ – Sciabica‘s artisan master-miller carefully selects the ripest fruits & most flavorful herbs, and cold presses them with their just-harvested California olives, resulting in a delicious flavor fusion that sets the bar for “flavored” olive oils. Cold pressing preserves the delicate flavor of the fruit or herb that are destroyed through heat-infusion, and are not present in extracts.

    And about the Sticky Balsamic, indulge your taste buds with this perfect balance of sweet and tangy, accented by delicate hints of caramel, honey, fig, and ripe raspberries. The creamy-thick consistency of this versatile ‘sticky’ balsamic vinegar makes it a joy to use for decoratively drizzling over seared veggies, cheese, fruit, salad, and even desserts. Add superbly rich taste while dressing up your grilled meats and poultry. It’s the simplest way to decorate like a pro and enhance flavor… the delicious possibilities are endless!

    Olive oil should be used every day because it reduces harmful LDL cholesterol while maintaining beneficial HDL. LDL cholesterol sticks in our arteries and causes blockages. Conversely, Jonathan Sciabica calls HDL cholesterol the “Roto-Rooter” for our system. HDL’s job is to flow through and remove the bad LDL, leading to lower risk of heart attack and heart disease. Extra Virgin olive oil retains all of the natural health benefits of the oil. Refined olive oils, such as “100% pure” may not have the effect on your health that EVOO offers. Since all of Sciabica‘s oils are extra virgin, you can’t go wrong, though there is some evidence that shows stronger (fall harvest) olive oils have better antioxidant properties which have been correlated with reduced rates of cancer. That’s why you should gift dad a thoughtful and healthy olive oil from Sciabica, the award winning Extra Virgin Olive Oils come from California’s oldest olive oil producer!

  • Gift Guide,  New York,  San Diego

    Get Dad a gift he’ll appreciate. Get Dad a Geekey!

    Make life easier and fix anything in a pinch! Geekey is an innovative, compact multi-tool like never seen before…it’s truly a work of art with engineering that combines everyday common tools into one sleek little punch that delivers endless capability. This multi-tool comes equipped with over 16+ unique functions to help you tackle everyday challenges.

    Its features include a 3.2/3.3mm Bike Spoke Key, a Screwdriver tip that will fit a #2/3 Slotted, #2 Square Drive, #2/3 Phillips, and #2/3 Combinations (Phillips/Slotted or Phillips/Square) screw all in one bit, Imperial and Metric Closed Wrench, ¼ inch Open Wrench, ¼ inch Bit Driver, Scoring Tip, Serrated Edge, Can Opener, Wire Stripper, File, Imperial and Metric Ruler, Protractor, Bottle Opener, Multi-head fit Driver, and a Lanyard Hole.

    Geekey is truly a work of art with engineering that combines everyday common tools into one sleek little punch that delivers endless capability. Geekey features many common tools that have been used for decades and proven essential for everyday fixes . . .Geekey is designed to go everywhere. Whether you’re out hiking on the trails, fishing at the lake, biking at the summit, camping at the basin, doing a few tasks around the house, or just hanging out with friends, you’ll always be prepared.

    The Geekey expertly combines your go-to tools into a beautifully designed device that attaches to your keychain for easy portability. It is only 2.76” x 1.15” x 0.20” (70mm x 29mm x 5mm) and 0.77 oz. Each Geekey is metal injection molded with 420 stainless steel and fashioned into a lightweight, compact tool that fits perfectly on your keyring and is TSA compliant. This is the perfect gift for any biker, outdoor enthusiast, handyman, and anyone else who wants to be prepared at a moment’s notice for anything life throws at them.

  • Art,  Fashion,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    NĀ KOA Leather Launches New Wallets with Tattoo Art by Award-Winning Polynesian Tattoo Artists

    The coolest Father’s Day gift is here. I know people living on islands and coastal areas love tattoo, or appreciate tattoo art. Both Ryan and I love it, although we don’t have tattoo on us, but we appreciate the cool and unique tattoo art a lot. Here at San Diego, tattoo culture is very popular. Well, some people get tattoo on them, and some people don’t for a lot of reasons. But this tattoo wallet makes your tattoo art dream come true. You don’t need to have tattoo on your body, but to carry it with you all the time. Dads will definitely appreciate this tattoo-dream gift.

    The NĀ KOA® line of leather goods with authentic Polynesian tattoo art (www.nakoa.com) introduces four wallets with tattoo art by Che Pilago (Kona, Big Island of Hawaii), Kuaika Quenga (Maui, Hawaii), Sulu’ape Akiu “Q” Sale (Oahu, Hawaii), and Sulu’ape Si’i Liufau (Orange County, California).

    Polynesian tattoos are composed of a variety of ancient motifs, which the artists use to express meanings.

    For example, Samoan tattoo artist Si’i Sulu’ape Liufau chose the central images of a fish hook and the mana lua navigational motif for a design that talks about the strength and discipline to provide for the family, and accomplishing your goals, dreams and hopes. He also included the practical matters of your daily path to earn money, and holding on to your money – perfect for a wallet!

    Big island tattoo artist Che Pilago incorporated his Hawaiian as well as French Polynesian roots to create a modern Marquesas style tattoo design that is all about moving forward in life. He combined French Polynesian and some Hawaiian motifs to create a forward-looking tiki face. Look closely, and you’ll see tiki ears and enata to represent tiki eyes. The shark teeth motif adds strength and Che’s take on the koru fern motif further points to the future.

    “NĀ KOA was started as a labor of love,” says Andrea Buter, the founder of the brand. “At the time, I couldn’t be sure that tattoo artists with a deep understanding of the cultural significance of Polynesian tattoos would give me the time of day, let alone create original art for NĀ KOA.”

    “All I had going for me was a sincere passion for the art and underlying culture, and a burning desire to create quality products that connect Pacific Islanders to their roots. It’s so gratifying that renowned and award-winning artists like Si’i, Che, Kuaika and Q, are entrusting me with their creations.”

    The NĀ KOA website includes explanations of all tattoo designs and their origins with each item on offer.

    About NĀ KOA

    The NĀ KOA product line of leather accessories with Polynesian tattoo art was launched in 2015 as a labor of love by Patch of Shade, Inc owner Andrea Butter after several years of research.

    The product line launched with a small collection of men’s bifold wallets and card holders. Today you can choose from a wide variety of men’s and women’s wallets, cuff wristlets, and even bags, with authentic tattoo art created by award-winning tattoo artists with Hawaiian, Maori, Marquesan, Samoan, and Tahitian backgrounds and training.

    Each tattoo design combines motifs and images that create meanings and tell a story. The art gets placed on leather using a proprietary process that makes the art completely durable yet preserves the characteristic touch of the genuine, quality leather.

    NĀ KOA products can be found at www.nakoa.com and across Hawaii in stores that offer Hawaiian and Polynesian cultural products, including the Pacifica shop at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu.

  • Beauty,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego,  Seoul,  WorldWide

    This Father’s Day, Give Your Dad A Ticket To Youthful Skin

    Skin cares are not only about women any more, men should also take care of their skins, for being responsible to one of the most important parts on the body – face! Enhance your men(husband, boyfriend, dad)’s skin care routine with DONGINBI set of red ginseng skin care products, including a Red Ginseng Homme Power Toner 120ml and 15ml, an Emulsion 120ml and 15ml, and a Cleansing Foam 50ml for clean, smooth skin. Use the power of Korean skin care to nourish their skins.

    Donginbi Korean Skin Care Set for Men

    Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizing Products for All Skin Types

    Combining Red Ginseng Condensation, Red Ginseng Glucan, and Red Ginseng Ceramide, DONGINBI facial skin care products are formulated to offer deep and efficient hydration to the rough skin.

    It can minimize the signs of aging with a potent toner & emulsion. This highly effective emulsion and easy-to-absorb toner will keep the skin soft, eliminate wrinkles and fine lines, and strengthen skin barrier function.

    DONGINBI keeps the skin clean & refreshed. Thanks to its red ginseng extract particles, DONGINBI cleansing foam removes the dirt from skin, leaving it smooth and fresh. 97% of men using it have said that this cleanser has a rich texture with dense limbs.

    • 6-Year Old Red Ginseng – Sourced from Cheong Kwan Jang, the red ginseng offers a great herbal fragrance to our products while its nutrients deeply nourish your skin.
    • Hydro Locking System – Thanks to their special ingredients and highly effective technology, our skincare products can lock the moisture in your skin, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and enhance your skin barrier.

    • Potent Ingredients – DONGINBI skincare goods consist of moisture-charged Red Ginseng Condensation, Red Ginseng Glucan that works as a moisture supplement, and Red Ginseng Ceramide used as a moisture wall.

    1.Daily Quick Care

    · Fresh and light feeling

    · Perfect for morning rush or traveling

    · Simple total care

    2.High Moisturizing Resilient Skin Care

    · Replenished hydration

    · Diminished appearance of wrinkles

    · Necessary special care by stage

    · Stronger and deeper moisturization

    This set is gift that keeps on giving. Using the nutritional properties of a 6-year old red ginseng, DONGINBI complete skin care set is the perfect gift for men to surprise your husband, boyfriend, or friend and encourage them to take more care of their skin!

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

    Never Let Bad Habits Get in The Way of A Good Smooch. Choose Nudge!

    Ditch your old and dusty oral care arsenal for a sustainable, all natural, worry-free oral care package from Nudge, which is the
    Oral Care Package designed for all the busy cats out there. So there is no more excuses to hold onto those bad habits. Nudge Oral Care Box is waiting to make its way to your doorstep. Good habits have never been so easy.

    In your Oral Care Package you’ll find two toothbrushes, 1 tube of toothpaste, a floss roll in a reusable glass container, as well as a handy travel bag; all carefully crafted to meet your needs and fit your values.

    Nudge™ Oral Care Box

    Price $25.00

    Delivered to your doorstep every other month

    Nudge has carefully crafted the products inside this box based on core values they believe should be stood by in the future of product development. Get your free toilet pouch along with your first order and regularly receive:

    • Fluoride-free natural toothpaste
    • 2 sustainably sourced bamboo toothbrushes
    • 100% biodegradable floss
    • Clean and fresh concentrated mouthwash

    What’s in the box?

    • Mint & grapefruit natural toothpaste – Nudge wants nothing more than to offer you smooth products, good flavors, and that oh-so-fresh feeling. All-natural, and fluoride-free.

    • Soft bristles sustainable bamboo toothbrush – Nudge toothbrushes are always offered in a pack of two, which is clearly better than one. Stash the second one, bring it to the office or share your oral care package, the choice is yours!

    • Mouthwash Concentrate – An alcohol-free formula that is also the cherry on top of a good oral health care routine. Use with moderation, or not.

    • Clean sustainable silk flossA sustainable essential. Nudge dental floss made of candelilla wax will withstand almost any level of floss sliding intensity.

    nudge™ looks to put conscious oral care back on consumers radar without adding more work.  Starting at as low as $19.99 a box, nudge™ offers multiple different subscription models based on your personal needs and oral care goals. To learn more about nudge™, visit https://shopnudge.com/ or follow them on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter. To learn more about the products offered in the nudge™ subscription box, visit https://shopnudge.com/products/oral-care .


    nudge™ is the push you needed to make better decisions. nudge™ is specifically designed to make your life easier, more sustainable and healthier. Dedicated to helping even the busiest person find time in their day to make better habits, nudge™ is proud to be a part of your daily routine. Learn more at https://shopnudge.com/ and tag us @shop_nudge on Instagram.



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

    YouBody – Patented Technology That Is Guaranteed to Take Your Shower Experience to The Next Level

    Upgrade your and your family’s clean routine today. youbody™‘s patented technology creates a shower experience like no other, producing incredible lather and making your skin feel silky smooth. The youbody™ system was designed to work together to give you that just-left-the-spa, one-of-a-kind clean that leaves your body soft, smooth, and smelling amazing all day long. You’ll be looking for any excuse to get into the shower.

    This waterless body wash system can be personalized through an online quiz based on Dad’s preferences. Now he won’t have to steal Mom’s body wash in the shower because he will have his own custom scent. Youbody was created by former product developer for AXE, Heather Fritzsche, who set out to design an eco-friendly alternative to body wash that is unlike anything else on the market. In addition to creating less water waste, you can make the product your own with 8 different scent packets. The packets break down into clean energy in just 120 days and are sulfate-free, sulfite-free, paraben-free, and hypoallergenic. The pods are made to last for 2+ years and dishwasher safe for proper cleaning.

    youbody Body wash that totally gets you

    • Choose from our line of youbody essences to mix and match. Upgrade your clean routine with premium body wash made just for you, by you.
    • Blend up to 4 essences for a scent you’ll never go wrong with. Seriously, blend any together. We made it that way so you can make it yours.
    • Save the planet with every shower. Every essence packet breaks down into clean energy so you can feel good (and smell even better) with youbody™.
    • Get your customized subscription box delivered to your door. Switch up your essences whenever you want.

    youbody™ starter kit – $50

    Starter Kit Includes:

    • 1 patented youbodypod™
    • 5 boxes of waterless body wash
    • 5 packets in each box

    How does it work:

    1. Fill the youbodypod™ to the top with water.
    2. Add 3-4 packets of powdered body wash for over a weeks worth of showers.
    3. Shake to mix and enjoy lather like no other!
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Sulfate Free & Sulfite Free
    • Paraben Free
    • Dye Free
    • Sulfite Free

    Customize your shower experience while reducing water and plastic waste. youbody™’ can let you choose your own scent of body wash with packets ( vs plastic bottles ) that break down into clean energy in 120 days. This means less water waste (since most conventional bottles of body wash are 80% water) and less plastic on our planet.

    Think about this for a second: a truck that can carry enough bottled body wash for about 1 million showers can hold enough youbody essence packets for 7 million showers. It’s time to wash with the planet in mind. All youbody™ essence packets are sustainable and eco-friendly, breaking down into clean energy in just 120 days. Ready to save the world? Plus youbody is Sulfate Free, Sulfite Free, Silicone Free, Dye Free, and Paraben Free. For rejuvenated and healthy skin, order your youbody™ Starter Kit today at youbodycare.com.