Taking a vacation doesn’t always involve sunbathing and hitting the beach. Cold weather holidays are a chance to explore the outdoors and try some adrenaline-pumping activities. If you’re planning a winter break, here are some packing tips to help you prepare.
Have you booked a climbing trip or are you planning to go cycling, hiking or fishing on your travels? If you’re visiting a cold country, and you plan to spend most of your time outdoors, you’ll need warm clothing. In countries like Switzerland, Canada, and Iceland, temperatures can fall well below freezing. Make sure you have plenty of thermals and warm layers. Protect your extremities with gloves, thick socks, and hats. Choose sturdy footwear, and cover vests, jumpers, and fleeces with a waterproof coat. Keep your neck warm with a scarf. Look out for brands and products that are designed for the outdoors. You’ll need something more high-tech than your average puffer jacket. Search for reviews and compare prices online. You can often save money on popular brands by making use of offers like Journey coupons.
Are you preparing to whizz down the pristine white slopes of Whistler, St Anton or Val d’Isere? If so, you’ll need to pack carefully. Your winter dog walking outfit is not geared up for the snow-capped peaks. Make sure you have specialist ski gear that will keep you warm and dry. You can hire equipment like skis and goggles out there. But make sure you have appropriate clothing with you. If you’re keen to enjoy the apres-ski, don’t forget to pack some more formal attire. Faux fur is a great addition to any winter wardrobe. It will keep you toasty and ensure you look glam.
Are you embarking on an adventure in the Norwegian Fjords, or going whale watching in Alaska? If you’re cruising in the winter, you’ll need a mixture of outfits. On the boat, it’ll be nice and warm. But when you venture out into the wilds, it’s a totally different story. Pack some comfortable clothes to relax on your journey, as well as some smart casual outfits for dinner and drinks. Tracksuits are excellent for lounging around. Go for long-sleeved dresses or jeans, jackets and blouses for more formal occasions. For outdoor pursuits, you’ll need a thick coat, walking shoes or fur-lined boots, and thermals. Wrap up warm with a hat, a scarf, and gloves. If you’re trying out activities like snowmobiling, it’s also wise to take a balaclava.
Usually, when you think of packing for a vacation, you start digging out bikinis, sandals, and shorts. If you’re going a winter holiday, your formula will probably be very different. Your main aim should be to keep warm and stay comfortable. If you’re going hiking or cycling, you don’t need to look your best. Focus on layering and wrapping up. Invest in outerwear and fleeces, but don’t neglect your fingers and toes. Go for thick socks and thermals, and don’t forget hats, scarves, and gloves.
Revolutionary supplement from Osmosis Skincare helps reverse daily sugar damage to prevent sagging and wrinkles
Sugar. We are surrounded by it at almost every meal yet sweets are often one of the most overlooked causes of so many skin, gut, and general health issues. In particular, an overabundance of it in your diet is speeding up one process: aging. At fault is a natural occurrence called glycation and Osmosis Skincare’s Sugar Detox Harmonized Water is a revolutionary supplement created to curb its effects on the skin.
All of us are experiencing the effects of aging from Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs). This results from excess sugar in our blood stream attaching to collagen making it tough and aging it before its time which leads to wrinkles. The sugar-protein bonds form these new molecules called AGEs. Over time AGEs become more permanent and affect the ability of our fibroblasts to create collagen. They also produce free radicals increasing the aging process even more.
Osmosis Skincare’s Sugar Detox Harmonized Water is specifically designed to address all aspects of sugar and sweetener overload. This Harmonized Water contains frequencies that help balance the pancreas, improve sugar utilization, detox sweeteneres from the liver, balance nerve damage associated with diabetes, help control sugar levels and reduce the effects of gylcation in the body. With daily use, there is now less sugar available to cause damage and help stop AGE-ing.
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Directions: Take 5 pumps AM and PM. If more than 175 lbs, take 7 pumps.
Inglot has just teamed up with makeup artist Dorothy Lata and fragrance companay Takasago to develop a unique troupe of new mixable fragrances. Fashioned after the four natural elements, each scent offers the most unique expression to match each individual you! You can try the scents on your own or mix and match to develop your own personal brand!
EARTH – Indulgence, Elegance, Determination
AIR – Charisma, Tranquility, Originality
WATER – Passion, Creativity, Harmony
FIRE – Confidence, Strength, Adventure
You can buy your fragrance online for $45 or all 4 for $135. To see more, take a look here to see great deals on makeup and fragrances with Inglot.
I’m so excited because I am a huge fan of mixing and matching everything from my socks to my spices. I’m feeling a little fiery today so I think my concoction would be :
1 x AIR, 1 x WATER, 2 x FIRE
I call it…Agua Fuego. Fire Water!
Which element(s) are you?
Ciao for now!
evian® Natural Spring Water carries on its celebration of youth and purity with the release of the newest addition to its limited edition bottle collection by iconic American designer Diane von Furstenberg.
evian’s latest limited edition bottle by Diane von Furstenberg reflects a playful celebration of life and features a nod to the designer’s iconic mantra with “Water is Life is Love is Life is Water is…,” gracing the bottle in her distinct handwriting. Von Furstenberg drew inspiration from her personal relationship with evian® water and her own love of life. The result is a unique design that combines evian’s commitment to purity with DVF’s youthful and optimistic philosophy.
“We are thrilled to launch our 2013 limited edition bottle, designed by the iconic Diane von Furstenberg. Not only is she a globally-recognized pioneer in the fashion industry, but her youthful mindset and inspirational way of life parallel the concepts and values that evian®firmly believes in,” said Barak Orenstein, Senior Brand Manager, evian Canada. “We are proud of this year’s creation and cannot wait to share it with Canada.”
Diane von Furstenberg is the first American and female designer to be appointed for this bottle design collaboration. evian’s limited edition bottle by Diane von Furstenberg is printed in organic ink and features the designer’s ubiquitous heart DVF logo in a special hue of red, created exclusively for the evian® collaboration. The bottle, composed of 100 per cent recyclable packaging, is sealed with evian’s new screw cap design.
“I am so excited about this collaboration because I have always loved evian® and I think drinking water is one of the most important things we can do to love ourselves and love is life! To me, it is all about living life to the fullest and I am so proud to work with evian® to spread such an important message,” said Diane Von Furstenberg.
This 750mL bottle will be available at select Canadian restaurants and retailers in time for the holidays.
Since 2008, evian® has collaborated with the world’s most esteemed designers including Issey Miyake, Paul Smith, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix and Courrèges. To date, 10 million limited edition bottles have been sold and distributed to over 150 countries worldwide.
For the collaboration, DVF drew inspiration from her personal relationship with evian water and her own love of life: “I am so excited about this collaboration because I have always loved evian and I think drinking water is one of the most important things we can do to love ourselves and love is life! To me it is all about living life to the fullest and I am so proud to work with evian to spread such an important message,” said Diane Von Furstenberg.
Diane von Furstenberg is the first American and female designer to join the renowned group of designers who have previously collaborated with the brand including Issey Miyake, Paul Smith, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix and Courrèges. Since launching in 2008, more than 10 million limited edition bottles have been sold in over 150 countries.
The bottle, composed of 100% recyclable packaging, is sealed with evian’s new screw cap design. The bottle also features a nod to DVF’s iconic mantras with “Water is Life is Love is Life is Water is..” which graces the bottle with her own distinct handwriting along with the ubiquitous heart DVF logo in a special hue of red, created exclusively for the evian® collaboration. The DVF Limited Edition750ml bottle will be available in the US at www.shop.evian.us at $7.99 per bottle on Monday, November 5th.
I just heard on the news that there is a new water cafe that opened in East Village called Molecule. I am excited to be the first to list it on Yelp 🙂
The water there is filtered through a state of the art filtration system and cost $2.50 for one glass bottle.
I can’t wait to try it and see how it compares to my Zero Water Filter!
If you remember, 6 months ago I got my first ZERO WATER FILTER – I went to buy a new filter because the old one started to look crazy (on the left) enough though the water reader was still reading 000 when tested. You are suppose to change it when it reads 006. Water from the tap here in Brooklyn reader 032. The new filter has a slimmer shape and filters a bit faster than the old one. I like it!
Make sure you are not drinking toilet/tap water by getting the Zero Water Filtration system!