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HEALTHY SNACKS-The New MEAL SUBSTITUTES

ACTIVE EATS with SINGLE SIZE CONVENIENCE...Back in the day-sitdown meals ruled-but since middle school days-it seems real deal snacks,  on the go...are waaay better suited to lifestyles now.
NOTE: AND it's not just cereal anymore, our former,  easy to pour dinner entree---
via GIPHY BIG DEAL:  NYC Public Schools get points for dumping sugar loaded Kellogs' offerings- giving the over quarter of million breakfast eating-kids our fav USDA Organic-and traceable Back To the Roots ready to eat cereals instead -(pursuant to a student taste test TOO-yay).

PART ONE:
New eats-for food grab and goers...not just for kids...

COFFEE BUZZ -Wolverine, Juara, Cold Brews

Wolverine 1000 Mile Cafe Collection
Java LOVElike 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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ACTIVE BEAUTY-Help for Tortured Tresses

Hair Masques At Home Treatments

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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 gol…

OUTDOOR FESTIVAL -Have A SEAT

Part 4

There's a variable vertical limit for concert goers---
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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.







OUTDOOR FESTIVAL MUSTS-ACCESSORIES Part 3

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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.

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

Outdoor Festivals-What to Wear

Best Gadgets, Gear, Footwear, Clothes that can multi-task for  outdoor camping-to indoor city life.
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.
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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),.
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 (VA…

ACTIVE BEAUTY -TECHY HELP DYSON+ ReFa

IBS-IECSC Conferences-NYC
DYSON SUPERSONIC™ HAIR DRYER, REFA MICROCURRENT ROLLERS
Selfie alert-salons and spas are getting etched out-for your selfie best.

At the most recent International Beauty Shows...and International Esthetics's, Cosmetics & Spa...we saw more technology on display along side popular items-hair+ eyelash extensions, organic -(natural leaning), cosmetics+treatments, effusive hair coloring options, and micro-needling -hand rolling devices.
PART ONE

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NY DELIVERS BOOZE BESTS: PART 2

Small Batch Distilleries and Hard Cider-made in NY-are expanding their distribution networks and earning good reviews from connoisseurs of alcohol.
From the NY Restaurant and Foodservice Tradeshow...

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Small Batch DRINKS: Upscale Sips

International Restaurant+Foodservice Tradeshow: Javits Center

@NYSRA

Part 1

The non-partisan kind of de-regulation all political types can embrace (most likely)-NY State has happily erupted into a craft brew, distillery, home grown alcohol liquids' destination-thanks to change of laws a few years back.
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FYI-neither he nor Trump drink alcohol...in "real life"

ADDITIONALLY-on display-high-end cocktail accompaniments and soda slayers-made with natural ingredients-including sweeter stevia.
All widely available too---

Non-Alcohol Drinks/Mixes








Food Trends: SNACKS/SWEETS/Part 3

Food and beverage trends seen at International Restaurant & Food Service Tradeshow:
 ...not surprisingly-are what's consumer popular right now-more natural ingredients- including sweetners like stevia+honey, foods locally sourced, small crafted production batches, allergy aware eats-(gluten free), and gourmet cocktails,




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FOOD TRENDS-Part 2

Highlights From International Restaurant & Food Service Tradeshow:

Geared toward professional providers of foods/drinks-anywhere from restaurants to summer camps...this recent NYC gathering of culinary provision provider- reflected the growing sophisticated tastes of a globally connected world...who may be staying home more -yet when venturing forth...expect a higher quality of eating offerings-that are healthier-and or/more indulgent.

No surprise-quite a few vendors also seen at the Fancy Food Show-and overlapping of food trends, namely gluten free eats, natural (vs artificial) ingredients, a booming NY State distillery-craft-brew scene and new comer, raw cookie dough,

Equipment:

In addition to many pizza ovens to deliver gourmet outdoor grill worthy- wood fire style -crisp thin crusts, indoors...other most wanted industrial gadgets...




ATHLETE EATS-PLANT PROTEIN Yves Veggie Cuisine

Food Trends - Part One
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We live in a snack convenience nation-with 50% of food consumption comprised of smaller bite sized meals...that are healthier too-including munchies-made from plant based proteins for everyday-not just on "meatless Mondays."
Perfectly suited to check-off all the above requirement boxes-addictive Yves Veggie Cuisine snack (or appetizer) size Falafel Balls and Kale & Quinoa Bites...healthy vegan treats -easy to heat-up-by popping a few in a toaster oven...delivering hit the spot crunchy satisfaction without artificial additives.

SPRING COLOR TRENDS: B/W PART 2

Adidas Outdoors, Sperry Seven Seas, Ex Officio, Birkenstock, Summit by White Mountain, Aerosoles via GIPHY

























SPRING SPORTS-FASHION Black/White

Part One
FIVE TEN, CHAOS HEADWEAR, SANUK, TEVA, NATIVE SHOES The 'it' color story of summery attire -from sports performance kicks to luxury comfort sandals-is the absence thereof, really. Bold black and bright white tones-by themselves in as a fitting duo, nab the highest honors for footwear that functions - and pairs well with any attire-any occasion.
Highlights:
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