Category Archives: LIFE + STYLE

LES MILLS’ BORN TO MOVE is Inspiring Young People to Fall in Love with Fitness

February 26, 2019

I’ve recently had the chance to experience a trial period of Les Mills On Demand which is created to make exercise effective, motivating and accessible at home. I ended up trying a class with my daughter and she loved it. I began looking for more videos that she might like when I discovered a program made specifically for kids! Les Mills’ has a series of classes created specifically for kids titled BORN TO MOVE™. It is designed to encourage movement and to help shape a positive and healthy attitude towards fitness beginning from a young age. Les Mills is taking steps to put a stop to the cycle of inactivity, bad habits and inspire a lifelong love of fitness sparking energy and positive self-esteem. Kids have a natural need to move and keep active and BORN TO MOVE is a fun way to inspire them to do this. 
 
Les Mills has a completely free set of programs that are all available online and tailored toward kids ages 2-16. The programs are separated into five age groups, starting with toddlers through to young teens. Each program specifically designed to make that age group inspired to get moving and most of all to have fun. Videos for small children apply imagination and exploration while classes for teens use top 40 music hits and exercises athletic skills including dance and martial arts. 
 

Les Mills designed the programs using extensive research and world class training to help develop healthier habits at a young age. Les Mills Chief Creative Officer states, “The early years of life are a critical window to form positive habits. That’s why we’ve developed BORN TO MOVE. We want to instil a love of being active in children so they can grow into active, healthy and happy adults.” 

Even better the Born to Move videos are free and available on LesMills.com making it accessible to parents encourage their kids to fall in love with physical activity. To access BORN TO MOVE videos visit https://www.lesmills.com/borntomove

Packing Punch: Quiet Punch Home Boxing

February 9, 2019

The Quiet Punch tagline is “Fitness and Stress Relief in any Doorway” and nothing could say it better. When I saw this on my IG feed I knew I HAD TO HAVE IT! I mean, WE had to have it – as in me and my KIDS.

TENSION RELIEF, in a tidy little (cute as heck) piece of home gym tech.

In case you haven’t noticed – workouts are moving into the homes. We’ve got Peleton, Tonal, The Mirror and if I told you the amount of fitness apps I get pitched daily, it’s enough to make your head spin. And for good reason – home fitness is the wave of the future. Quiet Punch is the perfect addition to your home fitness fun.

Totally affordable ($99!), moveable, light, beyond easy to assemble (took me less than 5 mins) and FUN. And more great news!

There’s an APP with over 100 exercises and a Spotify playlist to take you through the punches. Love.

You know I’m crushing when I open up a product and I’m writing about it minutes later. This just happened. My hope is that my 8 year will punch the crap out of it when he’s having a tantrum and then, I’ll soon join him. Cuz mommy always needs to punch something.

Made perfectly for 28″ – 36″ doorways, perfect for temporary setup that doesn’t mark the door, and was built for all beginners alike.

This awesome totally easy to install doorway punching bag is the brainchild of Brian Pedone, who’s had a passion for boxing since the age of 13. Quick backstory: Life-long entrepreneur turned computer geek, combines his computer and boxing obsession into one and there you go – Quiet Punch is born. To read the full story behind the product, click here.

This is a big recommendation from me. It’s probably great if you have a spare doorway. Looks like I will just keep it in my kids’ doorway with might be a bit annoying to walk around but I also love that we are just throwing some punches every time we enter or exit the room.

Pso-Rite – Ultimate Self-Massage Tool

December 31, 2018

The PSO-RITE the full body self-massage tool my body has been asking for. Hi there and THANK YOU for coming into existence. The versatile tool (lots of videos on how to use it are avail) mimics the hand and elbow. So think of the feeling when you get a massage from say, a Thai massage or deep therapeutic therapist. I am loving it for my Psoas which is always tight and in pain. But you can use it to release for shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck. I love the large one – though there is a small little travel size for smaller pressure points – however I recommend the big kahuna. It really gets the job done and then some. I love lying on it and working on breathing through the deep release. HOLY SHIT SO GOOD!!!

PSO-RITE

$79.97 $99.97

PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.

Colors: Sunset Red Bora Teal Blue Ocean Blue Night BlackQuantity

DIMENSIONS

L = 10.7″   |   W = 5″   |    H = 5.3″   |    Peak to Peak = 6.3″

WEIGHT

Ibs = 1.155   |   oz = 18.48   

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Gift Guide by The Arc / Hollywood

December 13, 2018

To combat the holiday stress, The Arc curated a personalized Gift Guide
to launch the arrival of their stunning customized gift boxes. The Arc is 
my go-to for all things home, gift, and more. You must check out this
gorgeously curated space. It is simply divine. 

Gift boxes include a lid, beautiful Italian ribbon, and flourish. Each box is finished and sent with a sage blessing

A preview of some of the boxes

Drinks
Carafe, 4 Handblown Glasses, and a set of Linen Coasters
 
Ritual
A Ceramic Cone Incense Holder, Handmade Bath Bomb, Rose Quartz
Stone, a Small Brass PlatePalo Santo Incense, and a Ceramic Dish.

Host
Handwoven Basket from RwandaThin Tasting Spoon from Bali, Geode Salt Cup, Ceramic Match Striker, and a Set of Linen Napkins.

Stationary
Marbled Nepal Journal, Appointed Gum Eraser, Notebook Set in Black and Gold, Bunny Paper Clips, Linen Tape, and a Japanese Pencil Set.

Tea Time
Handmade Ceramic Tea Cups, OneTea Loose Leaf Tea, Glass Fairness
Cup, Brass Plate, Brass Tea Caddy Spoon, and a Set of Serviettes.

The Arc Wood Boxes and wrapping services are
available for purchase for your gifting needs.

Please contact info@thearcshop.com for customized boxes.

Follow along on Instagram. @thearcshop

The Arc
5121 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 522-3278
www.thearcshop.com
info@thearcshop.com

Espressotoria For The Espresso Lover In Your Life

December 9, 2018

If you’re like me and sending holiday cards via Paperless Post this year, then you might be one for, well, efficiency and ease. And that’s exactly how I like my coffee, tasteful, fast, best in class and NOW. 

Enter the Espressotoria – a gorgeous, space-saving, affordable little barista machine. The pods are not outrageously pricey (have you seen the cost of some of the others? What the –?!) The milk frother is simply adorable and the espresso is quite delish. Right now, you can buy Espressotoria’s Barista 2.0 Machine via Walmart.com on rollback now through December 31. Additionally, Espressotoria also is offering the Caprista Machineavailable in sleek black or bright white on Amazon for 50% off now through Dec. 17. Perfect for all you last minute holiday shoppers!

They can be bought online, at Walmart and now Amazon is having a 50% off sale on the Caprista Capsule machine. 

Perfect gift for everyone from the barista wannabe in your life to your friend or lover who just got a promotion and bigger office. It’s thin, sexy and elegant. I have the red and it’s stunning. I just started with it today (yes, that is how excited I am about it!) so I have yet to try all the various espresso recipes but you can be sure I am going to be full pro in about a week. Christmas for sure came early this year! 

Product highlights

  • Espressotoria Barista 2.0 Espresso Coffee Pod Machine
  • Compact, stylishly designed machine, with a bold red and black finish
  • Make cafe quality espresso right in your home
  • Compact, stylishly designed machine, with a bold red finish
  • Make cafe quality espresso right in your home
  • Utilizes a 19 bar pump pressure and a variety of programmable pour functions
  • Energy-saving mode
  • Water level and waste capsule indicators 
  • Hot water dispenser
  • Americano button
  • Comes with a one-year Espressotoria product warranty

The Espressotoria Barista 2.0 is a premium espresso coffee pod machine that delivers cafe quality espresso at the touch of a button. Compact and stylishly designed, the Barista 2.0 is available in a high gloss red finish that is sure to make a statement in any kitchen.

This premium coffee pod system features (4) pour button functionality; 19 bar pump pressure; waste capsule and water level indicators; energy-saver mode; and innovative dual tubing dispenser for both coffee and hot water, making this a versatile coffee machine and kettle in one!

The Barista 2.0 is perfectly paired with the Espressotoria Milk Frother (sold separately) via an integrated power dock which allows you to create Italian style coffees such as cappuccinos, flat whites, Americanos, lattes, cortados, iced coffees and more.

The Barista 2.0 comes with a 1-year warranty. The Espressotoria System features a range of compatible 100% Arabica coffee blends, designed to provide you with an easy and convenient way to enjoy specialty espresso coffee. Espressotoria, cafe quality coffee made easy.