Tuesday, March 28, 2017

COFFEE BUZZ -Wolverine, Juara, Cold Brews

Wolverine 1000 Mile Cafe Collection

Java LOVE like Springtime-is everywhere -inspiring a primo Footwear,  a fav Beauty Scrub, Cold Brew Drinks

The limited edition Wolverine 1000 Mile Café Collection-takes inspiration from Michigan based, Madcap Coffee Co., for five new men's styles...available now.

Meticulously handcrafted in the Big Rapids, Michigan factory. the Café Mocha, Café Miel, Cappuccino, Cortado, and Espresso-priced from $360-$400 boast time honored details like- durable (re-soleable) Goodyear Welt construction,  matching tongue / heel combinations that contrasts from the rest of the boot,  ‘LTD’ monograms on the tongue, Horween leather uppers and/or trims, and either a leather or rugged Vibram rubber outsoles.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

ACTIVE BEAUTY-Help for Tortured Tresses

Hair Masques At Home Treatments

toss-able hair...needs good hair product help to achieve

The old and the new hair masques and bond healers (Olaplex/Brazilian Bond Builder/Aloxxi -3 of our favs)-all heal and repair hair a single at home treatment options.

Easy enough to use- all are best applied on dry locks, that gets tucked into plastic cap-let 'stew' at least 30 minutes...

Multi-taskers -good for all hair types-and specific treatments- coincidentally-our favs-are by cult favs  French based LEONOR GREYL and JF Lazatigue...both brand that leave out the ingredients luscious locks need to avoid (SLS, paraben, silicone, coal tar, sodium chloride FREE).

Masque Quintessence
-indulgent blends of healing Cupuacu and Manketti nut oils heal and moisturize so much-that after the first treatment-hair is noticeably more touchable/softer... AND even hands will thank-you after applying. Bonus Points: Packaging that befits a luxury product...worthy of dressing table placement-with gold metallic jar elegantly set inside premium cardboard box with metallic fold trim.
J.F. Lazartigue's Masque-Shea Butter- is a go to thick hair revitalizer for those famous ladies that can afford any hair savior. Loaded with African shea butter's nutrient dense,  rich help that protects tresses -revitalizing fried/dried for whatever reason..At $54-thickest luscious value hair masque we use. Smells divine too.

Friday, March 24, 2017


Part 4

There's a variable vertical limit for concert goers---
ha ha especially after "...having a bottle of vodka..."

Some options for comfy seating -camp furniture - beyond the blanket on a hard ground-are lightweight, portable and aimed at festival flocks who plan on spending time int he great outdoors.

Possibly our fav company for outdoor lifestyle...SNOW PEAK's Asian aesthetic of simplified beauty...includes this multi-tasking lounger-surprisingly lightweight.

Kelty -re-invigorating what we call the casual camper-outdoorsy -portable coolers, tents, haulers can be transported easy enough-in the Festival Essentials including the above folding cooler + Built to Wander Collections.

Thursday, March 23, 2017



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top pick-raw edge fedora-woven faux leather band
Bump up the lids...you're a grown-up so why not lose the caps of team spirit-and opt for more sophisticated style of summery fedoras, panama, cowboy and lifeguard wide brim hats-made of woven materials, linen, paper and cotton- with sleek trim details.
CHAOS HATS-has so many styles of toppers-impossible not to find at least three silhouettes that pack and wear easy-from crushable straw wovens with ribbon details like these unisex fedora shapes...
wide brim structured and floppy hats for women

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Outdoor Festivals-Footwear: Part 2

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Ready for whatever twists outdoor music fun conjures up-comfortable footwear that withstands the elements...by OBOZ, ROCKPORT, CHACO, TREKSTA

finally-OBOZ---who makes our fav waterproof/supportive and cute(!) winter boots the MADISON Bdry-has a collection of flip-flops for Spring 2017...with the label's legendary BFit. deluxe footbed, spring EVA midsole and rugged outsole..applied to these easy to wear, webbed thongs. 
carbon rubber pods on outsole
OBOX Ocoee and Selway flip-flops for women-$55

Monday, March 20, 2017

Outdoor Festivals-What to Wear

Best Gadgets, Gear, Footwear, Clothes that can multi-task for  outdoor camping-to indoor city life.
KELTY-camping gear and backpacks from Boulder...reaches out to the millennial with everyday gear -that looks stylish -not the most tricked out tech gear-but in reality they're not going to scale Mt Everest-they're rocking' out to tunes at Coachella-maybe camping out in a tent or RV, making day trips under big blue skies. New slogan #BuiltToWander   gets that...

Part One-Beyond the tees/cut-offs/board shorts: KRIMSON KLOVER, MOUNTAIN KHAKIS, BERGANS, FJÄLLRÄVEN

Wearing fashionable apparel from outdoor brands has become, for selfie promoting types- Instagram opportunities for 'what to wear'- when attending outdoor events.

Patron Saint=Kate Moss at the Glastonbury festival (2005) and Hunter boots.
Krimson Klover-out of Boulder Co.-tops and frocks-in the prettiest prints in cotton/wool/viscoise/rayon/spandex blends- -that are soft,  travel well, AND look so stylish...attire that is patio party perfect-to sportier actives endeavors-one of our fav labels to wear, wherever, Pictured Skyline Open back tee
Krimson Klover  -Swoon print abstract floral

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Active Beauty -Tech: VISIA Complexion Analysis

Part 2

At the recent IBS-IESCS tradeshow-the Visia Imaging System-revealed its 7th version of  its awesome Complexion Analysis system-that captures/interprets 3D images of skin's top and lower layers (pictured below-the facial 'camera')...conjuring up true selfies of what lies beneath with regard to various measurable skin conditions  (like UV damage, textures, pores/poryphrins, fine lines/wrinkles, spider veins, red/brown spots),.
Selfie Alert: Why stop at the surface...
Similar to earlier versions that we've tried...three images-three angles (left-center-right) are photographed -skin cleansed, eyes closed-chin placed on the cup shape holder-while the Visia camera part-rotates around-taking the pictures. The instant images-are then analyzed in a software database that records/measures in three modes-dubbed Intelliflash®, cross-polarized and UV lighting.

What one sees-is unique and color differentiated...of the (your) measured skin type/conditions-including sun damage, hyper pigmentation, acne and rosacea (VAESTRO™ Image Analysis). Since seeing is believing-skin subsurface conditions- not visible to the eye-get revealed too. Impressive (or scary).

And competitive types-will love how ones/age/ethnicity/skin color-get analyzed vs a database of like minded faces-scoring up one's "TrueSkin Age®."

Handy-stimulated aging and hypothetical results  of targeted recommendations of treatments (from facial fillers-plastic surgery tweaks)-can be seen too-via stimulated visions of perfection.

Imo...is a visually necessary way to track facial treatments and outcomes over time-especially the price-y kind!. The new Visia Complexion Analysis even offers eyelash analysis -to evaluate and measure eyelash treatment. (Note-we did't get to try this at the show- as our eyelashes had some mascara on them).

INFO: http://www.canfieldsci.com/imaging-systems/visia-cr/