• Gift Guide,  Health,  Home Decoration,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    The Gift Moms Really Want: Calming Allay Wellness Lamp, Helps with Sleep and Headaches Too

    It is never to early to think about a great gift for next month’s Mother’s Day. Many moms would love a gift that brings them more and better sleep, reduces stress and alleviates headaches. Introducing the Allay Therapy Lamp, a revolutionary wellness lamp that gives women the gift of better sleep and a calmer mind.

    Allay was founded by a team of migraine researchers and entrepreneurs as a way to help those who suffer from light sensitivity and headaches. The Allay team is focused on one simple mission: to help people with light sensitivity emerge from the darkness and get back to doing what they love.

    Allay Lamp is uniquely soothing to your eyes and brain, even when you’re most sensitive to light. Discovered by a Harvard Medical School neuroscientist, Allay’s patented band of light is calming during a migraine – or any time – helping you get back to reading, working, and being yourself.

    • The Benefits: The Allay Lamp was designed to help women manage nightly sleep routines, alleviate headaches in a non pharmaceutical way, and more, by emitting a soothing, natural glow that clams the brain to ease stress, reduce anxiety, and create better quality, longer sleep.  And there are also very specific benefits for moms! From the “up and down every hour” sleep patterns of newborns looking for their next meal to the sense of being overwhelmed and stressed that comes with parenting any age child, insomnia is a problem for moms and dads. However, by using the Allay Lamp in all bedrooms, expecting + new mothers and families can have a low stress, minimal sensory disruptive environment that will help every member of the family to fall asleep and stay that way. In addition, expectant and nursing moms will like the fact that the Allay Lamp offers non medicated relief from headache and migraine pain.
    • The Technology: What sets Allay Lamp apart from other colored lights, is the green light. The one band of light wave, green light, has minimal impact, as electrical signals that green light emits via the eye to the brain are much smaller and therefore much less disturbing than other colors. The green light helps create a calmer brain, which has direct implications for stress, headache pain and sleep quality, which ultimately affect a person’s ability to function every day.

    • Created with Purpose: With the help of a team of entrepreneurs and an engineer from NASA, the calming and effective green light emitting Allay Lamp was born and the big winners with this product are women. So many struggle with migraines and headaches, as well as insomnia and stress and anxiety caused by today’s hustle and bustle lifestyle. Allay is truly a difference maker.

    As you go about your life, the light you see generates electrical signals in your eyes. These signals cause a reaction in the brain, and it can be quite intense even in everyday light. While everyone squints in the bright sun, some people – often those with migraines, cluster headaches, brain trauma or dry eyes – are extremely sensitive to even small amounts of light. They end up spending much of their lives isolated in a dark room or wearing sunglasses to try to keep their pain from getting even worse. Fortunately, Prof. Rami Burstein has discovered a precise narrow band of natural light that lets you see and function without the discomfort of everyday light: the Allay band of light. Allay lamp retails for $179 and is available for purchase on the Allay Lamp website, https://allaylamp.com/

  • Fashion,  Gift Guide,  Home Decoration,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Mother’s Day Must-Haves By Mer-Sea & Co.

    Over the next month, people will be vigorously researching “Best Gifts For Mother’s Day”.  Give yourself a variety of options that mom will love with modern-day essentials inspired by the sea from Mer-Sea & Co.

    Versatile, multi-tasking, easy-care and above all, chic, this tote is woven into a raffia-like textile and is made from 100% recycled man-made material. This upcycled, recycled tote bag is soft, flexible and supple with an iridescent shine plus, it’s water-resistant.  All totes are in white and complemented with leather straps and a decorative tassel. It’s the leather detail that elevates a simple bag into a luxurious necessity.

    Mer-Sea & Co.’s large 10-ounce candle offers up to 55 hours of burn time. This hand-poured, made in the U.S.A candle is packaged in a beautiful box designed to showcase each unique piece of agate. Translucent white glassware creates a glow when the candle is lit and can be re-purposed as a votive holder. All Mer-Sea candles are made from a clean-burning proprietary soy-wax blend, lead-free cotton wick.

    Perfect for the places you don’t want to burn a candle, Mer-Sea’s petite diffuser is great for rooms big or small. The fragrance carries well through the six wooden reeds and the Mer-Sea silver charm is a perfect detail that makes this a special gift.  The beachy scent is made of essential oils, is hand-poured in small batches and made in the USA.

    This versatile wrap is made for the true wandering spirit. Take it wherever you go: on the plane, to the beach, to a movie or just wrap yourself up on your couch with a great book.  This travel wrap comes packaged in a matching travel bag perfectly sized for an airline pillow and packs up nicely in a carry-on.

    This pendant is adorned with a lucky four-leaf clover and a lucky horseshoe. Wear it as a daily touchstone to remind you to look for the positive and more positive will come your way!  Jane Winchester creates modern coins and charms that are a physical reminder of an emotion, moment or memory. The amazing pieces are unique, authentic and extremely well made. Jane started her company about 2 years ago after years of experience in fashion at top brands like Barneys New York and Lilly Pulitzer. Jane hand-draws each piece herself – which are then translated into silver, then dipped in 14k gold.

  • New York,  WorldWide

    Perfect Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift

    Herde de Ferme is a collection of modern, luxury accessories and home décor utilizing alpaca fleece. This incredibly versatile, organic and sustainable natural fiber, handcrafted in the mountains of Peru, is known for its fashionable style paired with unparalleled function.

    Founders Dee DelBello and the late Al DelBello shared a great love for animals. Together, they adopted many pets, which today include dogs, peacocks, chickens, guinea hens, llama and alpaca on their farm in New York state. “Herde de Ferme” (farm herd) is an extension of their dream. With the team: Mauro Adornetto, Peggy and Michael Lichtenstein, Karen Pinto and Dan Viteri, Herde de Ferme has a “Designed in New York and Made-in- Peru” collection of beautiful accessories for you and your home.

    Because it’s as soft as cashmere, with an integrity that is warmer and stronger than wool; its fiber is hypoallergenic and maintains a luster like silk; and it creates a lower carbon footprint than any other luxury material.



    They are constructed of 75 percent baby alpaca enhanced with 15 percent silk and 10 percent lycra for a perfect fit whatever your foot size.

    Throws: DAWN


    Year-round medium-weight throw featuring soft muted tones in a plaid design.

    Handbags: BEST PAL


    Just right for every occasion, this fur handbag will indeed become your best friend.

    Dating back to ancient Incan civilizations alpaca living on the plateaus and mountains of Peru, provided a luxuriously soft fleece reserved for royalty only. Because of its versatility and uniqueness alpaca items can be worn 12 months a year. The extremely fashionable fiber can produce a tissue-weight shawl for breezy, warm summer nights or be spun into a chunky knit hat to ward off a chilly winter day.

    Due to the high altitudes and harsh winters in the Andes, some of the herd does not survive each year. As a result, fur pelts are collected by the shepherds and sold to the apparel and home décor industries. Incredibly luxurious, alpaca fur can be chic and casual. It comes to us as a result of a natural-occurring event and we are able to create unique fur products that are ethically and sustainably sourced.

    A portion of Herde de Ferme sales goes to benefit Green Chimneys Farm and Wildlife Center, a worldwide leader in animal-assisted therapy and educational activities for children with special needs.

    Located in Brewster, New York, Green Chimneys has students ranging in age from 5 to 17 facing issues such as depression, trauma and autism-spectrum disorders. The animals play a supportive role in the form of educational and animal-assisted therapy allowing students to thrive while discovering their strengths, developing confidence and coping skills, as they care for the animals. For more information, visit greenchimneys.org.

  • New York


    The New Jersey-based jewelry company is proud to announce its newest partnership with Mark and Graham, a Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brand. Starting today, customers can shop the Stella Valle Collection on markandgraham.com. The collection will also debut in Mark & Graham’s Mother’s Day catalog, arriving in homes on April 29, 2018.

    The partnership with the personalized gifting brand, Mark and Graham, is another major step on Stella Valle’s march to the top of the charm jewelry industry. Stella Valle differentiates itself from its competitors by revolutionizing “Modern Charm,” moving away from the classic charm jewelry by bringing a more modern, understated look to the market. With a mix of inspirational symbols, initials, birthstones and a variety of shapes, the company’s goal is to empower and encourage women to tell the world who they are and what inspires them

    By partnering with Mark and Graham, this unique expression of self will be made easier and more accessible to a larger audience. Reimagining the world of gifting, Mark and Graham launched in 2012 as an e-commerce and catalog business offering customers a curated selection of high-quality gifts with a personal touch. The Stella Valle Collection of more than 80 stackable bracelets brings a new, one-of-a-kind jewelry offering to Mark and Graham’s assortment. Whether it be a birthstone or initial bracelet, jewelry designed specifically for new moms, or one of the many pieces imprinted with inspiration and empowering quotes, the possibilities for Stella Valle gifting are fraught with endless potential.

    “We are extremely selective when choosing our strategic partners, and we could not be more thrilled about our new partnership with Mark and Graham, one we see as a leader in timeless, personalized gifts and accessories. We are confident that Stella Valle will be a great addition to their assortment,” said Paige Dellavalle Walker, CEO of Stella Valle.

    The goal is to make Stella Valle gift giving a fun and easy experience, and this partnership will further this mission.

    To learn more about the collection, which starts at $39, please visit: https://www.markandgraham.com/stellavalle

  • New York,  WorldWide

    It’s the weekend– throw the ultimate slumber party!

    Snuggle up with your loved ones under a special blanket from Ecuadane. Each is made with love in the heart of Ecuador by native Otavaleños living amidst the Andes Mountains and volcanoes.  The blanket combines a blend of rich earth tones creating an exquisite pattern that will travel and carry the history of your many adventures. I want to introduce this super cool product to you, it is beautiful, functional and very comfy!

    Here are some cute choices:




    The Antisana blanket is named after a stratovolcano of the Northern Andes, Ecuador. It’s vibrant colors and geometric patterns will bring the rustic charm of southwestern culture into your favorite cozy space. Great for the home, beach, camping or a picnic. It’s blend of high quality alpaca and synthetic materials ensure durability for wonderful memories for years to come.


    Inspired by the active stratovolcano located in the Cordillera Oriental of Ecuador, the Tungurahua blanket is a collector’s item. The volcano draws wanderlust visitors who thirst for adventure and admire the beauty of nature. The blanket combines a blend of rich earth tones creating an exquisite pattern that will travel and carry the history of your many adventures. Woven by Otavaleños, the ultra soft throw is an Ecuadorian blend of alpaca and synthetic materials.


    Inspired by a dormant volcano in the Andes of Ecuador, the Cotacachi blanket features a combination of cool and warm color scheme and detailed native print. Its blend of vibrant rich colors makes the blanket the perfect piece to transition from cool summer nights to colder winter evenings. Our ultra soft blanket is an Ecuadorian blend of alpaca and synthetic materials.


    Inspired by a dormant volcano in the Andes of Ecuador, the Cotacachi blanket features a beautiful warm color pallet and detailed native print. Its blend of vibrant rich colors makes the blanket the perfect piece to transition from cool summer nights to colder winter evenings. Our ultra soft blanket is an Ecuadorian blend of alpaca and synthetic materials.

    It is all about ECUADANE.


    The everywhere Blanket is manufactured in a small family owned facility on Otavalo, Ecuador where the indigenous Otavaleno people have been weavers since pre-Incan times.


    The Otavaleno culture believes Mother Nature, or Pachamama, to be as important as a human being full of life, strength and soul. They do not seek to dominate the environment but to coexist with it. Therefore, The Everywhere Blanket is created using only high-recycled content material.


    The original design of The Everywhere Blanket are inspired by the Otavaleno culture and tradition as well the diverse nature and beauty of the Andean mountain region.


    Machine Wash cold using Woolite Detergent. Tumble dry on medium. Don’t forget to brush your blanket to maintian its appearance.


    $10 from your purchase will be donated to Baca Ortiz Children’s Hospital in Quito Ecuador to provide care for children in the community.

    To Discover the Undiscovered – About Ecuadane.

    We are three American sisters with parents who were raised on different continents (Europe and South America) who through their love for each other and their respective cultures have made it a mission to share with us the gift of travel. Travel opens our minds and our hearts to new discoveries. Travel makes us realize that in essence we are all the same, but our culture and subjective experience mold us into beings that are all beautifully different and unique.  Through our travel experiences we have learned so much and have had the privilege of seeing how the singular talent of craftsmanship as it is applied in different cultures and seen through their varying creative lenses produces vastly different products and designs.  The detailed beauty that is woven into the fabric of a culture becomes visually apparent as it is woven into the fabric of the products they produce.

    We love to travel, and even more, we love to spend time with our family. So we decided to embark on an adventure that would help us accomplish more of both! Thus, Ecuadane was born as an online market of curated short run, high quality products from around the world, exposing others to a piece of our journey, while supporting the craftsmen and women and the families that created them.  Families supporting families, sharing in the diversity of cultures, traditions and lifestyle. Curating great stories, and even greater products!

    Our mission through sharing in our lifestyle is that we might create a community that supports, shares and educates – helping us all become more aware of the beauty of the human experience.

    We are three sisters with big hearts and big plans. We are Ecuadane.

  • New York,  WorldWide

    The world’s first climate smart skincare

    Unlike many skincare brands that provide products based on skin type, Pour Moi Skincare knows that the best way to care for your skin is to focus on your current climate. Ever notice how your skin reacts differently to temperature and humidity changes? Every Pour Moi product includes the brand’s unique Climate Smart Moisture Complex HyalurTruf+: a proprietary blend of multi-molecular, scientifically advanced Hyaluronic Acid with pure White Truffle extract from France, rich in amino acid and valuable sugars. HyalurTruf+ is always at work, smartly adjusting to skin’s changing needs in different climates (natural or man-made) by drawing water into skin when humidity is above 50% or counteracting dehydration when humidity is too low.

    The brand currently offers four Day Creams based on climate:

    • Temperate – mild temperatures (45°F — 75°F) and average humanity (45% – 65%)
    • Polar – low temperatures (20°F — 45°F) and low humidity (5% — 45%)
    • Tropical – high temperatures (75°F — 120°F) and high humidity (65% — 100%)
    • Desert – high temperatures (75°F — 120°F) and low humidity (5% — 45%)

    Visit Pour Moi’s website to see which Day Cream is best for you. There’s even a how-to page if you’re not sure!


    Pour Moi Beauty LLC is a U.S. beauty brand specializing in premium skincare, co-founded by European beauty & wellness expert Ulli Haslacher and business veteran Frank Assumma in Upland, California.

    Being a skincare enthusiast and frequent traveler, Ulli paired up with a team of International scientists to secure a new niche in the beauty world—climate smart skincare.  With the support of her renowned team , Ulli abandoned the common strategy of selecting skincare by skin type and replaced it with a revolutionary climate strategy in which skincare is selected by climates.

    Doing something different – educating women and men about a ‘better’ way to do skin care – is difficult and takes courage for an indie beauty company like us, especially in the face of conventional skin care wisdom that has misdirected the industry and consumers for years.  As a brand we are committed to doing so, because we know that our mission and our climate-smart skin care strategy is the right path forward for healthier, more hydrated skin.”

    – Ulli Haslacher, Founder & President

    With scientific research from all over the world validating that skin functions change in different climates, each Pour Moi product delivers superior beauty results with innovative formulations that adapt the skin to optimize hydration, moisture, and smoothness across various climates (polar, tropical, desert, temperate, mountain (coming spring 2018), and marine (coming summer 2018), and protects skin in man-made environments (heating, air-conditioning, and pollution).