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A SELF CARE kind of HOLIDAY

DRINK UP!
just do it better

The marketing pitches for WELLNESS SELF CARE SEASON TO TREAT YOURSELF gifts...noticeably increased this year,

Makes sense -'me' gifting is BIG-as is eating healthier (US NEWS alert-Mediterranean and DASH topping the best diets list).

SALUT glass of wine -(daily or weekly) is in the mix of those winners...and as big bold (and pricey) California Cabernet popularity wanes - there are other more food centric red wines that match up, sip-wise-better with the healthier ethnic cuisines and savory palate pleasers-people prefer.

Holiday Help: RTE Sweets-Snacks

Shopping....wrapping...traffic...and oh yeah...daily employment...holiday times can exhaust. No wonder ready to eat treats are more welcome as worthy subs for what would formerly be slaved over.

For allergy leaning sufferers-or guests who maybe are...new Brooklyn Bites Cookie Brittles are absolutely addictive crispy hybrids cookie/brownie crust brittle tops...that deliver the sweet texture and taste indulgence WITHOUT gluten, dairy, soy, eggs or preservatives.


Mom-daughter founded Brooklyn Bites are REALLY made in Brooklyn...of real deal ingredients like gluten-free oats instead of white flour, coconut oil, low glycemic coconut sugar and almond milk=a healthier snack without sacrificing on the indulgence part one bit. 
Note: certified gluten free, vegan and kosher.


Sustainable Steps-Apparel/Shoes Get Eco

It's doubtful most holiday time purchases of apparel/footwear set off brain cells on just how 'dirty' that industry is.

 Still-companies themselves are getting schooled and acting on environmentally friendly initiatives to clean out some of the toxicity from sourcing-manufacturing-delivery chains.

On the home front brick/mortar retailers...are selectively editing their offerings -with greener merchandise getting stocked.




 In lower Manhattan...Bishop Collective 's (143 Ludlow Street) careful picks include multiple indie designers making (in the USA) modern clothing/jewelry-all  ethically designed and sourced.

In town???- The Designer Series Sessions this month  feature meet/greets with seven designers-for not only in person style help- but also highlighting exclusive one-off items-which is pretty remarkable for the 99.9% of us who can't 'touch' price-wise, couture handmade anything.
Big name -widely available...the  Adidas-Parley line of outstanding lightwe…

Holiday Help- Enjoy Life Chocolate For All!

With all the festive foods available seasonal celebrations can be sweet indeed!

BUT after an allergic response to something eaten on a far flung Southeast Asia jaunt-a few years back, we gained respectful first-hand knowledge of food allergies that can triggered by daily encountered substances.

Demarchelier Restaurant-A NYC Bistro

Maybe it was the perfect night (freezing damp cold) to embrace the buzzy charms and delicious BISTRO MODERNE cuisine of UES (NYC) restaurant staple Demarchelier -for the first time...

But afterwards...we wondered why this ideally located gem- a few blocks from Manhattan's 'Museum Mile' (and mass transit) wasn't  a regular dining destination...as it clearly was for the patrons partaking the recent Tuesday evening we went.


Beauty Alert: TIZO's New Foaming Cleanser

Just in time for the holiday festivities-where we spackle on the sparkling-glow makeup-a bit (a lot) more than usual.






Gentle TIZO Photoceutical Foaming Cleanser-part of a system of skincare products- joins their fab tinted physical block sunscreen-prominently on our bathroom cabinet shelf...because its 2x a day use (AM/PM)
... wakes up skin in the morning and maybe more importantly- gets the grit off quickly...leaving a clean palette free of makeup-including the on all day (night) waterproof kinds.


Think all facial cleansers are the same....WRONG.
Check the ingredients out for one.

Boasting moisturizing glycerin, proven skin helper-brightener Niacinamide (B3) , anti-oxidant loaded amino acid Taurine and soothing cucumber extract...Tizo's pleasant foaming texture-has protective healing properties...spreads easy -tip-splash a bit of water on first-then use one pump + massage in -with fingers or a wash cloth if more makeup is on (IMO) -and rinses off easy-leaving behind a revived ref…