Thursday, June 22, 2017

FRESHPET® Celebrates-Take Your Pet To Work Week


Highlights from the Soho Grand Hotel Garden celebration...hosted by FreshPet®

FreshPet™ fresh real ingredients in foods for cats and corn, wheat, or soy, no artificial preservatives, no ingredients from China, no processed meat meals, made in the USA

WORTHY non profits -the ASPCA and ANIMAL HAVEN SHELTER of NYC-celebrated Adopt-A-Dog initiatives with partner FreshPet®
- to help nurture deserving four legged creatures who are looking for loving homes.

During the month of July-all new parent(s) of the furry kind who adopt a dog or cat from the these worthy NYC organizations...receive free food/coupons from FreshPet®-USA (Bethlehem, PA in fact) makers of the most natural-human grade ingredients, less processed HEALTHY fresh foods for pets.


This week is bring your pet to work week-luckily some people can do that everyday.

Dr, Katy Nelson-med school for humans-did not suit her

Tips from  Dr. Katy Nelson, host and executive producer of The Pet Show with Dr. Katy-and associate veterinarian at the Belle Haven Animal Medical Center (Alexandria, VA) celebrate bringing your dog to work...include bathing fido, bringing his/hers own treats/toys, and acknowledging that maybe some co-workers are not as enthused about your 'fur baby' as you are.

FYI: FreshPet® foods require refrigeration-unopened have a shelf life of 2-3 months from date of production...opened, use within 7 days.
quite the spread-we bet if there is a zombie apocalypse humans could eat this food in a pinch. We bet some pet owners looking forward to home delivery services a la Blue Apron. No surprise to us-pets are what they eat,



Monday, June 19, 2017

Lazy Summer Beauty Tips

Plowing on the of course, a must...but other beauty routines for hot temps-lean towards the fast easy kind...

nope-not eye surgery ...but eye lash extensions-  -ditch the mascara - for luscious fluttery lashes without effort-guaranteed-at least for a month. Seen here at the IBS tradeshow-Javits Center
Get a GOOD haircut! Buzz cuts are clearly simplest but shoring tresses to fit one's face, shaped well so that only a dollop of anti-frizz or volume adding product is needed when air drying---factoring hair texture...saves minutes (hours) a week.

Pump up the volume-rainbow worthy hair colors are still trend on-Manic Panic has been selling "alternative hair dyes" including semi-permanent shades in bold colors for at home use---, for years. Insta-fun summer look.
Skip the trip to the spa-use at home-  cult fav face masks from Farmacy Beauty-uses botanicals and herbs-for a 'natural' based choices. Our pick-the hydration coconut collection-as its main ingredient -for a few 3 step kits ($24) targeting different conditions...perfect way to quench skin after a day spent outside.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Endurance Athletes: Fast Eats


What we feel like doing-after mega-workout or 4+ hour race...



Too tired to cook more than open a frozen bag of vegs and nuking the contents...or snapping open a can of something... too hungry to wait for delivery or literally walking maybe 50 yards to scour carefully prepared foods at a local grocery store...

New Products...that satisfy---are healthy  -without artificial stuff...are practically effortless-and tasty!

BUON APPETITE! Brooklyn based Victoria-makers of all sorts of tasty tomato sauce help us banish memories of SpaghettiOs (uh oh) FOR SURE...with the new Victoria Chef Collection of prepared pastas in authentic sauces-pre-cooked just heat and ready to eat-and taste like you spent the time to conjure up yourself. Meaning, the pasta texture is correct-chewy-al dente, the sauce aromatic flavors are fresh tasting (no metal can thing going on-always a no-no with acidic tomato anything,)...and SO EASY!!! Just open the sealed glass jar. NO PREP, barely a clean-up, NO TIPPING :-)
Two flavors ... Penne Alla Vodka, Penne Marinara. Calories Victoria's Chef Collection= 190-2100 serving...a filling serving too-3 per 24 oz jar. Vegan, Vegetarian, Kosher.

Penne Alla Vodka-fresh plum tomatoes, garlic, real cheese, fresh onion+basil+oregano-creamy (cheers, milk)  sauce delicious!
Marinara...whole plum tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, onions
Fluffy Norwegian Forest Cat did not partake cause her parents ate the  whole bowl too fast...

kid(s) or cat-who's cuter...
Fast easy way to get the benefits of anti-inflammatory turmeric root (organic-with supercritical extract black pepper, lemon balm, gotu kola)-in a pleasantly warm, aromatic spicy blend  of vanilla  chai &cardamon, cinnamon, ginger-also loaded with prebiotics supports intentional flora-portable Gaia single packets -are genius -just tear open and sprinkle on cut fresh fruit like pineapple (yummy!).

Thursday, June 15, 2017

DADs (and grads) GIFTSPERATIONS Part 3

Beachgoers, outdoor chefs, guys on the go-some ideas for durable gear/day haulers-for camping/grilling/sipping.


Have a seat...
GCI OUTDOOR Big Surf with SunShade-4 position aluminum beach chair-adjustble shade (UPF 50 fabric)  rotates 270 degrees front-to-back or can collapse completely neat-underneath seat -there's a slide out aluminum table with beverage holder. $70

Shine on-portable power and light...

NITE IZE makes so many handy gear/gadget items-we wonder what smart just sits around and comes up with this stuff..."DISCOVER YOUR SOLUTION" indeed! Pictured-the portable, weather tough lightweight Radiant 300  Rechargeable LED lantern with both red+white (multi-mode switch-low-medium-high)  LED modes, 2 integrated USB ports (micro to charge up lantern-larger USB port- charges other small devices), carabiner style handle, battery indicator, 2600mAh rechargeable battery. $44.99
included in the above Radiant 300-USB cable and dual purpose carry+light diffusing bag.
Get those cords under control...or attache things securely ...we collect all sizes and colors-of these rubber GEARTIE® --- so incredible handy-now come in Mega size too. 

DADS (and grads) Gadget/Gear Giftsperations

Part 2
Outdoors-on land or sea- essentials...for the guys going outdoor spaces-far flung places...who we depend on to have have survival skills...


Survival Medical Kits:

Survival Medical  products include handy sealed survival preparedness,  outdoors and marine kits contain life saving-first aid essentials  in convenient lightweight packs...that even float!
Tuffcountry Extreme and above-Offshore Tool Kit pictured above-but other activity focused -or (bad) situation (think over-up Pandemic) packs and serious buckets full of be prepared for anything items. Available at stores like Cabela's priced around $9.99 up to complete buckets $595

COBRA JUMPAKS+POWER PACKS-give one of these UL certified waterproof jump starters for the family vehicle-state of the art JumPack XL H2O (available soon $169.95) 2 ways to jumpstart-one using traditional jumper cables and a secondary option allows car to start via 12 volt port inside the car! PLUS emergency flashlight (strobe+ SOS flash), a compact UL 2347 certified portable power pack w/ 12,000mAh battery w/ dual each 3 amp USB outputs to rapidly charge  two 5 VOLT portable devices simultaneously.Easy to read LED status light too.  Charges up via  12V DC charger or a 120V AC wall charger. 

GO PURE pod-Imported from Ireland-breakthrough portable IS a water purifier game the bottom of this glass container..or just drop into a portable water bottle-and is idiot proof and long lasting-removes 99% lead, +arsenic, 97% chlorine and fluoride, toxic metals, VOCs etc. Inside the pod is a food grade, highly pours PuriBloc ceramic that continuously attracts and absorbs impurities, balances pH -and even releases trace minerals....for fresh sips.BONUS POINTS-member of 1% NSF certified. FAQ-effective up to 6 months-264 gallons of water-in a vessel holding up to 3 liters is best...$24.95

Go Pure pod for pet water bowls too...leave there- keeps water pure for months-just top off as needed. Handy.

OTTER BOX...accessorizes smartphones -expands its protective mission with this very cool dry box -for personal electronics/gear-like fish hooks- that are 'mission critical.'With stainless steel hinge and latch pins for the long haul, the DRYBOX 3250 Series-pictured above-is stackable, waterproof, and very secure. Meets IP68 requirements-protects the inside stuff- down to 90 ft of water for 30 minutes.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

DADS (and grads) New Outdoor Watches=Gifts

Armitron Adventure. Casio Pro Trek Smart

Bedazzled watches geared towards outdoor guys- go way beyond time keeping with built-in under the display software that might function even better than those collectible Swiss watches engineering feats...but are way more affordable.

Top Pics:
Armitron Adventure collection-new affordable time keepers with multi-functional rugged attributes ($55-$140)-have geek appeal but nice,  classic styling of a dress watches. Pictured-Stainless Steel Analog Adventure Watch -with adjustable link bracelet-3 day and date subdials and luminous hour+minute hands. Water resistant up to 330feet. $140.00
Also available-the Solar model-never need to charge-no battery replacement needed. Attributes-altimeter, barometer, compasses as well as activity trackers-calorie consumption, etc.

Smart Outdoor Watch by Pro Trek by Casio-new models WSD-F20 -in orange or black-runs Android Wear 2.0 by Google- (new watch operation system)has energy efficient accurate GPS map (can download ahead of time) can synch up to satellites if out of 4G range -comes with AC adapter +special charger cable-water tough till 50 meters, 1.32inch dual layer LED display -has capacitive touchscreen-glass of screen is anti-dirt coated, microphone, vibrator alert, pairs up via Bluetooth-WIFI-with Android-and iOS. 3 buttons, also functional-built-in sensors - w/ altitude, air pressure sensor, accelerometer, gyrometer, compass (magnetic) sensor. as well as pre-loaded software for the great outdoors-like Activity App with functions for hikers, fishing types, cycling, snow+paddle sports. $500 MIL Standard Compliant-water resistant to 5 bars.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

DADS (and grads) Best Gifts-Gear/Gadgets


Rugged types or in need of creature matter the man---here's a bunch of want-its gifts for the Dads (or grads) who get outdoors...
Part One


YETI's legendary coolers downsize and lighten up with this handsome Hopper  soft cooler (several sizes) made of waterproof /leakproof DRYHIDE™Shell-resists mildew/punctures, inside liner FDA food grade a-ok, Coldwell Insulation™closed cell rubber foam keeps contents cool. Sleek looking too. Pictured with accessory attachment-multi-tool Molle Zinger and Yeti Bottle Key...on the Hitchpoint™ Grid
can't put a dent (practically) in these handy TRAVEL Tumblers by hauler specialists PELICAN-all fit into 99% of cup holders...come in 22oz and 32oz sizes for big gulpers. High polished 18/8 BPA free stainless steel, copper plated inner wall  and vacuum insulation-keeps liquids hot or cold, comes with spill resistant slide lid. 5 color options.
Handy types -probably obsess over the engineered multi-tools (several size versions including TSA worthy carry-on ones) by SOG. The PowerGrab has 19 tools (including pliers, gripper soft wire cutter, hard wire cutter, crimes, 3-sided file, can opener, small, medium, large flathead screwdrivers, awl,  scissors, straight blade, magnetic Hex Bit driver, Phillips screwdriver, bottle opener, ¼" driver, fully serrated blade, rulers, and optional Hex Bit kit includes additional 12 tools!!!)- Made of stainless steel and comes in a GRN or nylon pouch... with choice of satin polish w/ Hex Bit and nylon sheaf ($134) or satin polish with modeled sheath ($110). Impressive!
For comfort seating during summery al fresco jaunts outside-in the park or atop a mountain, or comfort sleeping on multi-day treks in the wilderness, say hello to cult fav KLYMIT. Pictured-Klymit Double V $129.95 is 2 human sized version of fav Static V-with signature body mapping technology and unique v-chamber design limits air movement+ side rails that limit you rolling off in the middle of the night. Better-packs down so mall-and includes a dry sack pump for quick +easy inflation (8-10 pumps). Weighs 40.5 oz-size 46" x 74" x 3", Fabric 75D polyester (durable) with R value 1.6 (thermal insulation from a cold ground)
stuff sack
Part 2