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JITROIS-Jean-Claude Jitrois Celebrate Spring '17 "Another World" Collection

Jitrois 959 Madison Avenue -NYC

SNACK TREATS-Chips+Bars Organic/Lower Sugar ...Keep The FUN TASTE

Garden of Eatin'-Corn Tortilla Chips,  Clif Bars- Luna Bars




HI-LOW TEC-Power Up TailGate-Camping Necessaries Part 4

SECUR, BERNZOMATIC, the COOLEST COOLER, DIGIPOWER, VICTORINOX SWISS ARMY, ENERPLEX 
"Life's Batter Outside"-outdoor experiences- from remote locales or packed music festivals-are musts for 'capturing' for visuals viewed later...or streamed live.

NO WORRIES...never miss sharing a moment as there's an entire gadget industry devoted to keeping those personal electronics-all fired up-incase you cannot harness the sparks generated by your own physical movements!!!


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HI-LOW TECH-Gear/ Accessories/Watches -Outdoor Gear Part 3

SlideBelts, Casio Watches, Opinel, Lander

Surviving any outdoor survivor jaunt-anywhere on planet earth with ease-and make great gifts for the aesthete too--being well designed...and tough.
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HI-LOW TECH, COOL GEAR+ACCESSORIES-Part 2

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NiteIze, GOALZERO, SEATTLE SPORTS







HI-Low Tech-Cool Gear

STAY CONNECTED, CHARGED, AND WARM-Personable Wearables, Power On The Go-Off Grid Energy, App Enabled Devices, Hands Crafted Help ThermaCELL, BioLite Energy, RE-FUEL, SHINOLA DETROIT-LEATHERMAN, PUFFY PATCH Part One-What's New:

#IWokeUpLikeThis-HELP FOR NATURAL BEAUTY

NYC

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Whether facing the world -barefaced (aka #IWokeUpLikeThis), slightly hidden under tinted lightweight lotions - or full-on hiding under thick concealer - one's skin's texture and tone -from the neck-up-is never really masked. And as the saying goes-want to know a person's age-check out the back of his/her hands. SO TRUE.

Which is why-post summer-non-invasive complexion improving treatments for those most visible parts-are growing in popularity.

Fortunately-the best solutions don't  require the most time commitment or $ either.

RECOVERY -STRENGTHEN Athlete Essentials Footwear

EARTH RUNNERS, VIBRAM, OOFOS, FREEWATERS Recovery shoes-that cushion-massage the feet and absorb stress- are musts for athletes. Also though -barefoot style-minimalist shoes (running sneakers) - def not for everyone-still are worthy as footwear---for other endeavors...as many humans believe walking barefoot is a great way to strengthen feet-legs.
Close-imo-opting for minimal type shoes for strolls on shock absorbing surfaces like dirt/sand-stress free way to build up those muscles too.
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STUNNING DEBUT: ONE BERNARDO Luxury Footwear

Made In Italy Premium Women's Sandals-Shoes-Flats-Loafers-Slides


Resort-Spring Collection Highlights

WHAT:
Inspired by a rich heritage of unique designs, and distinct architectural -sculptural inspirations-and training of founder Bernard Rudofsky----


Best Seasonal Snacks-Fall's Pumpkin+Spices

TERRA CHIPS: CRISPY+CHEWY Spice-Sweet - Limited Editions, Year Round Favs






























AHHH...wholesome pumpkin, juicy fresh apples, aromatic seasonings of cinnamon+nutmeg =the autumnal flavors that seemingly appear across all food and beverage categories...REALLY make their tasty presence known in one of our fav satisfying snacks...TERRA CHIPs-  that this year-has truly upped the ante for what delicious savory-salty-sweet - crispy-chewy bites are

Made from real whole vegetables-always- sourcing sustainable ingredients-the company MO from the start-has been make the best chips EVER...and imho- practically re-invented the chips category. In a good way.

WHAT's NEW: Terra Chips -all non-GMO fyi- 20 exotic root vegetables combined with American heritage versions of sweet potatoes and pumpkin -like the new Beaurguard Sweet Potato (Louisiana), Fairytale Pumpkin (aka Musquee de Provence-rich mahogany color +shape).

Delivering now-the winning combo of Sweets & Apples- -crowd pleasing fusion of crisp…

Athlete Essentials-Recovery Foam Rollers/Hydration Part One

TriggerPoint Performance Therapy, Eternal Naturally Alkaline Spring Water
Ask a top performing athlete-from dedicated endurance amateur-to professional-tips for success-and no doubt-recovery is right up there with practice, dedication, grit/luck and proper nutrition/hydration (okay-and talent)...as the key factors for winning performances.
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Not having a daily deep massage (WISH), or the expensive NormaTec recovery System (OTHER wish-gift list), nor tried cryotherapy (need to work up our nerve),  there nonetheless- is an accessible effective help for muscle relief =foam rolling- inexpensive- and not time consuming either-that we do have.

Natural Beauty-Skincare Effective+Affordable

Part 2

GOOD KARMA SKINCARE, DEVERA NATURALS, IXXI Cosmetics
"Clean ingredients' are certainly a skincare concern-just as pronounceable food labels are a must -for growing numbers consumers of ALL AGES.
Solution-check out the under the radar brands-launched by small regional beauty entrepreneurs-that are noticeably without the toxic ingredients of many big name beauty brands-def have more of the natural (often pricier) 'stuff' higher up on the ingredient list-yet have reasonable retail prices- challenging some of the mass marketed prestige brands that are more widely available.

Athlete Essentials: Performance Sunglasses For All Optical Conditions

BOLLÉ, DRAGON ALLIANCE, VUARNET, SMITH OPTICS, SVEN CAN SEE Changing light conditions...a sun setting earlier and seasonal solar angle shifts-demand multi-tasking sunglasses that can 'handle' the high noon sunshine as well as the low light of weather challenged days.

For athletes-wide vision fields, no slip adjustable nosepads, anti-fog and impact resistant lenses that block out damaging rays, and of course, exceptional color clarity-are must attributes. Right up there with lightweight frames that fit faces.

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Athlete Essentials: Year Round Gear -Fall Ready

Part One:

BOLLÉ CYCLE HELMETS, NITE IZE, BRILLIANT REFLECTIVE STRIPSvia GIPHY

Since the hot temps and daylight hours- around our universe-have peaked for while-but out lengthy training bouts have not-we are just now appreciating the essential gear we have- that's year round suitable.
PLUS: Season-less multi-taskers save $ and closet space.

Increasingly- like what we wear-(streetwear takes on 'athlesiure') multi-functional attributes of what we own gear-wise-adjust to changing weather conditions-are musts.

Our Picks:

Bollé is a company-that we always knew for its tech savvy ski goggles...but it is their cycle helmet-THE ONE- (Road-Premium)-that is hands down-the best fitting head protection gear we ever had...to the point where we wonder if everything we ever wore prior-would have actually protected our brain cells adequately enough. We can't say enough good things about the "Click-To-Fit" perfect fit... beyond the adjustable chin strap-easy to maneuver-even o…

CULT BEAUTY: New SKINCARE Brands

PART ONE: APPRIYAEmbracing Naturally Sourced - Cutting Edge Ingredients-the newer skincare/cosmetic labels from ladies-  are gaining favor without the massive marketing budgets or fancy packaging of the big names.
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Today's consumers have easier access to everything -including information on what works, toxic ingredients to avoid (the well respected EWG's -or Credo Beauty's lists of no-nos-avidly read), awareness of the Canadian Euro Zone's Cosmetic Directive  -a ban of 1300+ chemicals-.and the latest science vs the hype.

Our latest favs:

Founded by two women-APPRIYA is a special skincare line based on mineral rich, mountain sourced neutral pH waters containing respected skin/nail strengthener-skin volume inducer, silica- and copper-a natural anti-inflammatory/anti-bacterial-as its main ingredient.

With the added benefits of an impressive list of other active ingredients in each product-i.e. the Mineral Complex Serum-with moisture imparting workhorse hyaluronic …

19th Annual North American Cycle Courier Championships-NYC

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As if Brooklyn wasn't buzzy enough -today through October 10th- hardcore messenger racing will descend on East Williamsburg when 400 of the best bike messengers in North America duke it out in a closed­course work simulation for the title of North American Cycle Courier Champion. 

Speed, routing, package control, and politeness are integral to earning this honor and will all be tested throughout the competition.

 A host of side events such as skids, sprints, track stands, footdown, quick lock, wheelie contest, and more round out the talent, athleticism, and goofiness of the weekend, coincident with Messenger Appreciation Day.
Records have already been broken this year with State Bicycles sponsoring registration for nearly 100 women thus far, a staggering three times as many historically, according to Kelly Pennington of the Women's Bike Messenger Association. 
“We are overjoyed by the messenger community’s support and eagerness for a New York City championships. Wh…

FALL FOOTWEAR-Athletic Comfort Brands Hit The Streets

Part 3
ALTRA, BIRKENSTOCK, FORSAKE, CHACO, TREDAGAIN,  WOLVERINE 1000 MILE X SAUCONY, FREEWATERS, FIVE TEN, SKECHERS Athletic/Comfort footwear companies-makers of sneakers for running/sports on dirt, mountains, or watery endeavors and healthy sandals that coddle...are offering up lifestyle choices for the already wearing their brand types AND people looking for that comfort technology in an everyday wear.

High fashion dressy versions-these are not...instead most looks border on the line between weekday work and weekend playable styles. And that's practically ok all the time...except for rarely worn fancy attire anyway...

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FALL's FANCY FLATS, SLINGBACKS, PUMPS: Fashion/Comfort

Part 2

NINA, NINA ORIGINALS, FRENCH SOLE FS/NY, LATIGO, SUPERFEET Suede's texture, patent's shine, ornate embellishments, and warm rich tones-of F/W shoes transition well-when worn with heavier fabrics of colder climes- as well as lighter attire for  summery days.



FALL FASHION-Comfort FOOTWEAR FAVs

Autumnal flashy Flats, dressy Low Heels and swank Block Heels...can almost have the comfort of summer's flip-flops, sandals, and lifestyle sneakers---but are more sophisticated -and therefore worthy seasonal transition options for feet -that sizzle no matter the outside temps.
Shoes, pumps and fashion takes on sneakers-are the earliest wardrobe way to shift to Fall's calendar reality---when we're still basically wearing our summer apparel -with an added sweater/jacket -if needed.
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Part One-Pikolinos, Bernardo 1946, Summit by White Mountain, Oysby London: 
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