This Local Company’s Donating Its Furniture & Home Accessories This Holiday Season

November 25, 2020

I feel in deep love with Fernish when I needed to dress a set for a new series I was producing over at my beloved The Chalkboard Mag. It’s the most incredible company where you can rent, for ridiculously affordable fees, furniture for you home, office, etc. The people are lovely to work with. The furniture is all chic, modern and gorgeous and it’s a brilliant biz model.

Now, Fernish isstepping up to give back and make the holidays a little more comfortable for those in need.

As 2020 has been a year full of uncertainty, many people’s families, finances, and living situations have been severely impacted. So, earlier this year, Fernish had to make a pivotal decision to prepare for the ramifications of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders across Southern California.

Anticipating an influx of orders and wanting to be able to help as many people as possible, the brand’s leaders made the decision to drastically increase their inventory and product offerings, as well as launch a donation program where $5 from every order was donated to help those in need. Fernish soon saw a significant increase in demand for office furniture and home accessories (office furniture saw a 315% increase and home accessories and decor saw a 90% increase), and they were able to help their new customers and many others in need of assistance. 

Now, Fernish is continuing to give back by implementing a rent-one-give-one program, in which Fernish will donate one piece of furniture or home accessory for every new order they see this holiday season through the end of the year.

To make this possible, Fernish has partnered with several nonprofit organizations including PATH, Los Angeles LGBT Center, and JEM Community Center. Together, they will work toward creating better and more comfortable housing options for those who need it most.

That’s what I call a real Thanksgiving.

Custom Jewelry By Tres Colori: Best Gifts Ever

November 23, 2020

The worst part of this gift idea is having to wait to show my daughter her nameplate ring. It’s TOO CUTE!!!

I have been obsessed with name place rings and necklaces having grown up in NYC in the hip-hop years when this swaggy jewelry starting trending. I have never taken off my “Emily” necklace since the 90s!

I could not wait to get a ring for Aria. First off they are totally affordable but what I love about Tres Colori is the options. So. Many. Options!

I shared a few screenshots here but hop over to their site and go nuts. This will be a sure-fire hit for any girlfriend, co-worker or kid.

Choose from silver, gold or rose gold.  Amazing prices, starting at $39 you’ll find necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets and all the personalized jewelry to make your heart go thumpaty thump thump.

With a multicultural team of all colors, shapes, sizes and genders, Tres Colori’s motto has always been, “We love all humans.”

Express yourself, ok?!!

“We believe that custom jewelry is a full embodiment of who you are a person and what you hold special to your heart,” stated Ashley Solomon, head of social and digital content, Tres Colori. “Whether it’s a sentimental date, unique name, romantic word or phrase, or a simple design you adore, our team of designers will hold near what’s important to you forever.”

The ring we ordered really is meticulously crafted.

Tres Colori is currently offering a 50% site-wide discount, code: EARLYACCESS.

For more information about Tres Colori’s collection of customized jewelry, please visit https://trescolori.com

Ultra Hydrating New Zealand Manuka Honey Is The Star Of This Skincare Line

Antipodes Baptise H2O Ultra-Hydrating Water Gel

I am loving the feel (and smell!!) of this weightless, intensive formula. Feels hydrating and totally light when I put it on and zero stickiness of some manuka honey-based skin care products.

And the great news it’s $38 on Amazon! – Grab it for a perfect stocking stuffer!

 

 

Skin Benefits

World-famous New Zealand manuka honey and naturally sourced hyaluronic acid, bestow their humectant properties, drawing moisture to the skin for enduring hydration. Harakeke gel combines with mamaku black fern and hibiscus flower to help revitalize cells and protect the skin. A fragrance of fresh rose uplifts your senses and skin feels born again. Suited to most skin types, especially dry.

Scientific Validation

Clinically shown to increase skin hydration by 52% after 24 hours.* (*Dermatest Australia: clinical study of 10 women, ages 38-58, 2019.)

Credentials

This ultra-rich water gel is certified vegetarian by the UK Vegetarian Society, the oldest and most respected vegetarian organization in the world.

Antipodes is committed to repurposing, reusing and recycling, including using recyclable boxes made from 100% biodegradable cardboard derived from sustainable forests as well as glass bottles, aluminum tubes and printing with 100% eco ink from vegetables.

Also the AURA mask is giving me life – also a little packaging boner. Buy it here on Amazon for $32! 

Wild-sourced manuka honey from New Zealand locks moisture into the skin, while helping to keep skin super fresh and blemish-free. Bring peace and balance to your aura with divine fragrances of vanilla pod and mandarin. Suited to most skin types, especially blemish-prone.

 

The eye cream is delightful.

Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream. A light eye cream that provides cooling, soothing treatment. Rich in vitamin C from the New Zealand super fruit, kiwifruit adds moisture and soften fine lines. Vinanza® Grape is a revolutionary antioxidant extract from Marlborough sauvignon blanc grape seeds that improves elasticity and firmness.

Buy it here for $32 on Amazon!

Optimize Your Workspace With The Raise And The Slope By Fluidstance

November 21, 2020

You might be rethinking gifting this year….. It’s all about home life and even more so…home office.

I fell in love with all things Fluidstance when I got their balance board last year. I am never not standing on it when I’m working. Now they have two more cool things to add to the most ergonomic office station ever.

Due to various circumstances, ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to shifts in workplace philosophy, it is no secret that people are spending an increased amount of time indoors and in front of their computer screens this year – proven research has shown that we are spending as much as 12 hours a day in front of TVs and computers.

THE SLOPE IS A WHITEBOARD MADE FROM STEEL AND NOT PLASTIC.

The Slope+ includes is the orginal Slope, made in the US of 100% steel, and a premium wireless charger.

Every year, 50 Billion paper sticky notes are made—that’s millions of trees cut down from our amazing forests. Slope will help reduce your eco-footprint by eliminating disposable paper notes.

Worthy of the modern workspace, Slope was designed to fit between your keyboard and monitor; its raised surface means you can slide your keyboard under it for storage, freeing up space on your desk. It offers a gentle angle for writing and a premium dry-erase surface.

The accompanying slim, lightweight charger is mounted on a custom silicone stand that was crafted to fit inside the channel of your Slope, providing support and cord management when charging your phone or tablet. It allows an optimal angle of view and adds even more functionality to your workspace while reducing clutter. This top-of-the-line wireless charging pad contains three charging coils, which means your device will charge whether it’s in a vertical or horizontal position.

The Slope is made of 100% heavy-duty steel (great for magnets) and is powder-coated with a low-emissions method for the perfect dry-erase surface on your desk. It has felt bumpers to protect your desk and the dry-erase pen comes in a microfiber eraser pouch.

For every Slope sold, they will plant one tree.

Fast Charging
Top-of-the-line wireless charging pad contains three charging coils, which means your phone will charge whether it’s in a vertical or horizontal position. Charging functions best with phone cases between 4mm (0.16 in.) – 5mm (0.2 in.) thick; note that credit card sleeves or metal attachments will interfere with the charging.

I also added this:

The Raise The Sustainably-Made Monitor Riser.

This is gorgeous – my monitor had been stacked on art books. Not cute.

The Raise is a streamlined and expertly-crafted computer monitor riser designed to elevate your workspace and improve your workflow. The Raise’s ergonomic design and sturdy functionality totally enhances the comfort and efficiency of your everyday work experience.

“This year has shown us how fluid our work environments are and how we can be productive anywhere, as long as we have a workspace that is harmonious with our comfort and wellbeing,” said Joel Heath, Founder and CEO of FluidStance. “Whether you are working from a cabin the in backcountry, your high-rise office tower or from home, The Raise’s ergonomic design will de-clutter your workspace and enhance your productivity.”

Staying true to FluidStance’s dedication to sustainability and eco-friendly materials, The Raise is made from a 13-ply Birch veneer plywood with a low-emitting Bona hardwood floor finish. The monitor riser’s legs are made from 100% steel and powder-coated in white using a low-emissions process near FluidStance’s warehouse in Santa Barbara, California, meaning the product is 100% sourced, assembled and distributed in the USA. In fact, The Raise travels only some 50 miles before being shipped out to FluidStance’s customers, drastically cutting down on any carbon emissions associated with the transportation process.

The Raise’s elegant and minimalist appearance makes it a seamless addition to any indoor environment, and it can be used on any stable work surface – from your kitchen counter to your work desk or dining room table. It also boasts four silicone grommets to prevent the riser from slipping and protects your desk or work surface. Pair it with FluidStance’s personal desktop whiteboard, The Slope™, which fits under The Raise and provides the perfect nesting spot for desk accessories, like your keyboard, that might be cluttering your workflow.

The Raise is officially available for purchase at www.fluidstance.com for $129 and comes ready to be used with no assembly required. FluidStance is also offering a special launch bundle for The Raise and The Slope for $165. For more information about FluidStance or to view its entire product line, visit www.fluidstance.com.

 

 

About FluidStance
FluidStance, based in Santa Barbara, Calif., aims to streamline and augment the work environment through the creation of design-minded sustainable products. The company launched its first products – the award winning Original and Level® balance boards – in 2015 to keep people moving in environments where they are typically static. It has since expanded its portfolio to include eco-friendly accessories meant to augment a healthier and more active work life, seamlessly blending into any indoor setting. FluidStance also donates 1% of its company’s profits and equity to First Descents, an organization providing life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults overcoming cancer. In addition, FluidStance employees spend 1% of their time volunteering.

Facial Bungalow Offering Outdoor Facials, Massages And More!

November 19, 2020

The lovely and talented Trina Renea of Facial Bungalow has organized a covid safe outdoor facial + massage paradise. 
Trina put together a little outdoor situation that is lovely and perfect for a safe outdoor facial and more (massage, waxing, lashes!) She nabbed her favorite massage therapist and aesthetician to support her outdoor biz. The room is gorgeous with French doors and windows to make it very ventilated for Covid. The bed is heated, there is heat in the room and the windows and doors stay open. They are all getting tested every two weeks, wearing gloves masks, and shields. There is a HEPA filter and everything needed to keep people safe. The space is very private – one on one.
I have always loved Trina’s facials and can’t wait to get over there.
Also! Look at this outdoor pergola in La Crescenta for the massages.

11128 Ventura Blvd Studio city

Locked and gated. By appointment only.  EMAIL TO INQUIRE

They also offer massage sessions at The Bungalow and in your home.
– private massage at your home in an outdoor space for an additional travel fee.
 
– private massage from our therapist’s home in her private backyard gazebo in La Crescenta
They adhering to strict COVID-19 safety protocols:
– All service providers tested every 14 days
– All service providers wear gloves, Mask, and Shield. 
– Each room is cleaned and aired out for 30 minutes between services, following all COVID safety regulations and strict sterilization protocols 
– Each client’s temperature is taken at the door 
– HEPA air filtration system in place, and all windows and doors are open for maximum air circulation
To read the full list of services, please visit:
https://www.facialbungalow.com/treatments/
To book, please email us here to inquire:
facialbungalow@gmail.com
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